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10 Mar 2018 18:42:29
Armand Traore injured, Tyler walker not in squad at Bolton, clough warning the bench at Bolton and Mills not in the Barnsley team . Two words to say to AK. well done!


1.) 10 Mar 2018 21:38:58
The amazing thing is that there are Forest fans who still rate them? But then they are still in the Warbo camp?
I still think Wing Nut will come good for the money we paid once we have a competitive team next season?
Agreed well done AK

2.) 10 Mar 2018 22:16:13
Ear Ear !

3.) 10 Mar 2018 22:26:24
I with you on that Red. Still think Clough is a good player but never given a run of games under Warbo especially in the Tomlin/Dowell role.Another player Warbo used to like playing out of position.

4.) 10 Mar 2018 22:33:04
By wing nut you mean ZC ?

5.) 10 Mar 2018 22:57:09
Big ears will look better alongside a big noddy?😉

6.) 11 Mar 2018 01:08:28
Agree on Clough like many players he was played out of position dropped after times he played well and lost confidence under MW. Last season he was quality when he came in and scored some important goals if he can get come back in summer to a confident squad with better and wiser players and a good captain like Watson to help guide him he can still come good as is still young and if Tomlin doesn’t join us once Dowell leaves he could get his chance to shine next season in the number 10 role.
Still think Walker may have a future if he can put some muscle on as looked ok in the odd games but every season he has failed to improve since he first stepped up to first team it looks more like his level may be league 1/2 but still think we could give him another few seasons to see before writing him off completely. Mills was well past it and Traoure was inconsistent and trouble. Glad they are gone. Hope AK shifts a few more (Hobbs, Vaughan, Bouchalakis, Ward and Traoure permanently and even maybe McKay and Manchienne) in summer.

7.) 11 Mar 2018 01:49:52
Murphy 79?

8.) 11 Mar 2018 08:51:16
Bouchalakis ! I forgot about him! Yes bye mancienne for me too.

9.) 11 Mar 2018 12:36:27
Tyler Walker is the best finisher we have and would even be a good option today in my opinion (better than Murphy on current form).

If we can get £2M back for Clough great. Clough is decent but we need players capable of staying with us and growing if we are promoted and I doubt he is that level.

10.) 11 Mar 2018 17:42:40
Shame we didn't have sometrhing extra in attack. Vellios is NOT the answer. Sorry but it is the truth



10 Jan 2018 20:33:58
Dowell staying.
Good news ?


1.) 10 Jan 2018 20:49:03
If true yeah, could do with the extra talent and firepower for the remainder of the season if possible

2.) 10 Jan 2018 20:51:55
I'd say so yes. The few posters that complained He's keeping Clough out of the team may disagree but Sunday proved they can both start even though Clough looked lost on the left.

3.) 10 Jan 2018 20:58:49
What's the question?

4.) 10 Jan 2018 21:05:27
Imo great news but if he's not performing Clough and Osbourne can do his role as attacking midfielder probably Cashy as well. That,in my book,is good competition and should the lad on his toes!

5.) 10 Jan 2018 21:05:45
My question is Gazza does everyone think this is good news ? I know some think KD has limited progression of clough etc.

6.) 10 Jan 2018 21:45:41
As long as he learns that his team mates tend to play in the same colour as he does and not the oppositions colours.

7.) 10 Jan 2018 21:59:21
Clough not good enough at the mo.
Not seen him have a good game since he’s been here. Was the star at Bolton but out of his depth at Forest.

8.) 11 Jan 2018 01:43:36
Clough did ok on Sunday on left but he hasn’t played enough so his touch was heavy, give him some more game time to sharpen up. I think him and Dowell behind a striker (Brereton being my choice though Murphy too) can work but can always push Osbourn up to left attack and bring Bridcutt in. Good news we have Dowell for rest of season as he has movement and vision others don’t, Cash, Oz and Bridcutt are all work horses and rely on energy but Dowell pulls defends, creates space and plays clever balls that split defence and we don’t really have others who can do that as consistently or as well.

9.) 11 Jan 2018 07:38:40
Clough is an odd one, when I used to see him play for Bolton I was very impressed and believed he belonged at a higher level. However I've not got that opinion of him since he's been at Forest. He has had a good crack at the whip pre KD and didn't show too much. Hopefully he'll kick on under AK. I think it's a confidence thing with him, he really needs to back himself more.

10.) 11 Jan 2018 07:54:54
I don’t doubt that Kieran Dowell is a fantastic player with great technical ability but we have Zach Clough. Clough showed glimpses of what he could do on Sunday, drifting in from the wing and carrying the ball up the pitch. I’d say karanka needs to give clough a chance and if he doesn’t perform then we have Dowell to fall back on.

11.) 11 Jan 2018 10:38:32
Clough needs to do an Osborn: put on muscle, don't get pushed off the ball, increase pace and learn to tackle, and get back to help defenders. Then he might get into the starting XI.

12.) 11 Jan 2018 11:55:21
Osborn muscle?
You wouldn't want to bump into him down a dark alley? He could get trod on.
Seen more muscle on a chicken leg.😀😀😀

13.) 11 Jan 2018 11:53:35
Friends who are Everton fans want him back, I've told them he's not ready for the Prem. Finishing the season for us will give him a good grounding, getting on the bench and first team minutes at Everton is up to him. Looks like he is still 'growing up' to me and hopefully he plays even better for Forest, for the rest of the season.

14.) 11 Jan 2018 21:41:47
The simple reason for Clough not playing is in fact Kieron Dowell. He’s so good that he’s keeping another good player out of the team.

Clough scored four goals in about 12 appearances last season, assisted with a few too.

Great that we’ve got Dowelll unto the end of the season though. Lucky to have him.



21 Dec 2017 08:19:18
Is it definitely correct that we spent a combined 4m on Murphy and Darikwa?


1.) 21 Dec 2017 08:40:19
I thought it was 2m for Murphy and 1m for Darikwa 2star.

2.) 21 Dec 2017 11:05:40
must admit I thought they were both 2 mil

3.) 21 Dec 2017 11:22:18
More to the point was it money well spent ?
Is Darikwa better than Lichaj ?
Is Murphy 2m better than Vellios ,these are the players they were bought in to replace .
Personaly I think the fees plus no doubt top championship wagers could have been spent better !

4.) 21 Dec 2017 11:32:25
Red Fred is right, Darikwa was 1 mil.

5.) 21 Dec 2017 11:39:56
Thanks all.

6.) 21 Dec 2017 22:00:15
Only one of them is worth two pints of lager and a packet of crisps?



23 Jul 2017 20:47:10
So there is a chance others outwith of vald, Lica and perquis may leave the club? Any thoughts on who? I reckon Lam could still be dispensed with as could ward . I like ward but I'm not sure warbs is too bothered. I have a feeling we might still cash in on another - Osborn would generate a tidy enough sum.


1.) 23 Jul 2017 20:56:48
I think it will be at least January before we lose anymore star players.

2.) 23 Jul 2017 21:10:59
Not so sure about Ward because he is playing better than ever since the arrival of MW.
Osborne is a definite maybe but you might see an exit of a goalkeeper or two.

3.) 23 Jul 2017 22:45:23
Hope it's not BB. If it has to be one of the young stars I'd sooner see Osborn or cash go before worrall and BB. I think Grear strikers and centre halves are very valuable. I'm not under rating BO and MC but feel sure they'd be easy to replace.

4.) 24 Jul 2017 00:58:41
2star. You say you are not under rating them, but feel sure they would be easy to replace. I hate to see your feelings if you actually were under rating them then.

5.) 24 Jul 2017 06:57:33
I wouldn't mind losing Osbourn for the right price, he hasn't really developed like we expected I don't believe. I know people will point me to the stats of last season but stats aren't everything, he does more wrong than right.

6.) 24 Jul 2017 07:24:35
Easier than worrrel and Brereton it doesn't mean they aren't good players it just means in the hierarchy of preference of who I'd keep they aren't in the top two. I hope no one else goes but suspect they might if the noise about more incomings gets louder.

7.) 24 Jul 2017 09:18:52
2star. According to MW there more incomings, i'm hoping the current incumbents have more nouse than to listen to fans wanting more, and more signings or so called stella signings.

8.) 24 Jul 2017 09:20:41
Lam, Perquis, Luca, Stojkovic all need to go, sooner the better. Keep Ward, he's a good front utility player. If we get the Greek bloke, Bouchaklis. ? Then I reckon a CB and a LB will about sort us out.

9.) 24 Jul 2017 10:45:22
I think Hobbs has been told he can also find another club.

10.) 24 Jul 2017 11:09:23
What does that mean.? Have you seen it somewhere, or it is just what your opinion is. If you have seen it, where?

11.) 24 Jul 2017 22:41:35
I'm in utter disbelief there are people out there who don't see Osborne as one of our best players.

He's far superior technically that a lot of the squad and has such a high football IQ for a young player.

It's no accident that every manager we've had since he broke through has wanted to play him every game.




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17 Mar 2018 21:37:53
Well renewed my season tickets for me and the eldest two. The better half and the youngest also want to join the gang so all five purchased in the upper clough block K for £981. I don’t think you can really fault that.


1.) 17 Mar 2018 23:12:40
Tv in the bedroom 2 star or the bill will
Not bad to be fair as I pay £470 for my one seat.

2.) 17 Mar 2018 23:42:03
Tbf FF79, we need all the fans we can get. Keep up the good work 2 star.👍😊



17 Mar 2018 16:57:00
Wait for it. .


1.) 17 Mar 2018 18:48:00
Only a matter of time

2.) 17 Mar 2018 19:38:50
Haha perks ! You know it pal!



17 Mar 2018 15:11:23
YES👏👏🤩 99th minute equaliser for the stags ! Do one sadpies !😂😂😂😂😂




11 Mar 2018 19:26:58
It’s interesting how we all see different things. A few are very unhappy about our style at the minute. I had become somebody disgruntled under Warburton I had zero enthusiasm for the games towards the end. I genuinely expected to get beaten in every game we played and for all the perceived attacking football I thought we were awful. I’d much rather watch a team who are hard to break down than a team who just seem so easy to beat - all about opinions though I guess. Perhaps it’s impossible to keep everyone happy but I’m genuinely happy not to lose and know that we can compete against most teams in this league.


1.) 11 Mar 2018 19:44:42
Good post 2 star and totally agree.All about opinions as you say.Mine is that we are a better side after 9 weeks of Karanka than 9 months of Warbs.

2.) 11 Mar 2018 19:46:44
2 star . No perhaps about it you will never keep everyone happy. Been going nigh on forty years with the same mate and we argue all the time about the game.
As you say its peoples perceptions and expectations

3.) 11 Mar 2018 19:59:59
That’s mine too Perks and I’m genuinely looking forward to the games now, as are my kids, they had lost interest a few weeks ago. My oldest two have season tickets and now he youngest wants to come to the games too. Had a great day out today, mother’s Day meal in the riverbank before the game - all ruined if you get beaten.
How’s how I see it, one good striker who makes the odd move that isn’t being made at the minute and players like Colback, Watson and Tomlin find you and goals come. Brereton simply doesn’t have the Intelligence at the minute, it might come.

What i do see though is none of that matters if you are easy to beat. I keep saying it you simply won’t compete in this division with a powder puff defence and midfield - it’s just not going to happen. Because the prize is so great most teams are adopting the ‘don’t get beaten strategy’ first and foremost .

4.) 11 Mar 2018 20:05:44
You all keep banging on about Warburton he was never gave the reins like Karanka as been given it’s that simple like I keep getting bored with saying over and over again it’s pretty much like speaking to a brick wall with I love Karanka sprayed all over it let’s see come November he’s beat crap teams so far not seen anything special it’s that simples😁☝️

5.) 11 Mar 2018 20:32:05
what warburton failed to do was sort out what was needed in pre season karanka did that in two spent 5mill + and still didn’t sort out what we all saw that was wrong with the side.

6.) 11 Mar 2018 20:54:23
All I would say to any comment is;
Have you seen one decent performance at home since he took over?
And gone away saying yes;
This is what I want to see?
Cus I havn't

7.) 11 Mar 2018 21:01:46

How many home games has he managed for Forest since getting in the 10 players he wanted.

8.) 11 Mar 2018 21:04:17
Glad you had a good day 2 star.Like you say we need a Striker.Brereton can't hold onto the ball and constantly makes the wrong decision.Also as much as he worked his socks off and put in a great last ditch tackle at the end of the game Osborn doesn't look the answer at left back.Got caught out of position several times today.Sort those 2 positions out and sign some of the lads on loan and we might have a good season to look forward to.
Couldn't agree more Sutton.

9.) 11 Mar 2018 21:08:08
Thing is ff he’s come in and his job was to stop us losing and freefalling down the table which we was under warbo can you sit there and say he hasn’t done this?
How many games under warbo in 10months did you watch and think yes this is what I want to see,backward passing passing for the sake of it and keeping the ball in our own half.thats less like football that what we are playing now.

10.) 11 Mar 2018 21:17:35
What I saw today was an organised team with a plan, the new signings that have come in are now the spine of the side, and that's with a three week transfer window, Aitor also tried to sign Bamford, which I remember some of the posts on here weren't complementary about it, Now Brit isn't getting a game and I think Bamford has now scored eight, in six games, what I'm trying to say is Aitor we trust and next season we will have a karanka of a team.
Onwards and upwards,

11.) 11 Mar 2018 21:25:17
Enough Robbo it's the tactics I hate unless you have the quality to carry it out and we don't.
It's that simple it's boring and is not entertaining in the slightest.
I pay my money and want to be entertained and get value for my money not play tactical genius when he isn't

12.) 11 Mar 2018 22:02:41
I go home happy every time we don’t get beat. I’m sick of us being easy meat in this league. Ask Sean Dyche his opinion and philosophy on not getting beaten I’m sure he will say it’s been the bedrock of his style and subsequent success.

13.) 12 Mar 2018 01:37:17
A draw was requested and a draw we got, the wish of winning can wait. FF and Skeg, the league takes no prisoners, powder puff play under MW and we were bullied off the pitch. AK has put some steel into the spine and we're no longer soft touches. The only reason AK won't be here come November, is if the owners don't back him in the summer. I think they will. MW tried to build his house on sand, AK on solid foundations. I know whose house I want to be in.FTID

14.) 12 Mar 2018 06:17:28
The last two games would of been loses under the last boss and the football would of been no better yet ff would rather see us lose playing worse football than draw playing better and being more organised.that doesn’t make sense to me.yesterday was no more boring than what warbo use to muster up but you know one thing these players WANT to play for karanka and that is a massive step in the right direction.

15.) 12 Mar 2018 06:19:15
O and I forgot to say “fine margins” which is a quote that was use by warbo many times when he was here but I had to laugh when he said it again yesterday,clown.

16.) 12 Mar 2018 09:22:51
FF79 There are plenty of seats at Meadow Lane if you want entertaining?
You have to have a strong spine to play entertaining football and we are missing a strong pacey goalscoring Number 9 to be able to deliver.
Rowett set his team up to stop us playing and not lose as his job was on the line. You cannot have a go when the opposition take in turns to clatter the man in possession before they get within shooting distance or make a pass.
Forest only had one free kick within shooting distance which Lolley skied. You have to give Direby credit for managing the goal threat either side of the half way line.
Credit Forest with a very strong mentality to resist the provocation and standing firm. This performance provides a great platform for trying to go unbeaten to the end of the season.
A winning mentality will put us in very good stead for next season!

17.) 12 Mar 2018 11:41:22
Red, got to be in your top three ever posts that one. From a selfish point of view it’s very insightful because it’s exactly how I see the situation. Once we have a probing clever striker we will see different movement which Colback, Watson Tomlin will thrive off.

18.) 12 Mar 2018 13:05:35
Red your predictions are rubbish mate.
To score four goals you need at least four shots.
All sides come with a game plan and it's up to Karanka to have a plan to beat them.
It wasn't working at all for us yesterday but he just sticks rigidly to his one system even against ten men.
You have to change formations at times to beat teams when your first plan isn't working,nearly all managers do this,but he is stubborn in not changing when it's required.
As for fouling?its a man's game and we did a few ourselves mainly Ben Watson,and I don't mind that,



11 Mar 2018 18:06:02
AK made a mistake in playing Brereton today. Fully accept Murphy was carp against Brum but there is no way he’d have got rag dolled like Brereton today. I’ve seen enough of Brereton this season now. Time for a change please AK.


1.) 11 Mar 2018 18:23:04
2star we have no change up front that is the problem ak knows how to keep a tight ship and not concede but when it comes to attacking and a decent forward line up he has no clue still 60/40 about him don’t think he’s the man for forest

2.) 11 Mar 2018 18:35:33
We’ll See mate, you have to be hard to beat to succeeed in this league. I’m just happy not being a push over at th minute, I’m enjoying games because I’m not going to the them expecting to be beaten.

3.) 11 Mar 2018 18:40:07
Another point to consider skeg. The ref stamps I’m the antics of pushing players in the back early with a coupe of bookings and they stop doing it and the game becoames more open. A man gets sent off because some where along the line he is being stretched and concedes fouls. You don’t foul the opposition if you’re not being stretched. They got away with it for too long and a couple of early bookings would have changed their behaviour, instead they got away with it for most of the game.

4.) 11 Mar 2018 19:00:07
I agree 2star but all that was to be expected we would of had plenty of chances to kill the game off maybe summer time we can invest in a decent striker we will see

5.) 11 Mar 2018 19:10:34
Exactly 2star. We would have been a threat given a level playing field. I lost count of the back pushing, it was their main defensive tactic. Tomlin must have been fouled a dozen times.
Huddlestone should have been sent off earlier.
You struggle to attack if you are off balance or dumped on your arse every five minutes.
Ben is young naive and naive at the moment but remember he was up against a very experienced pair of centre halves.
The sheep tried to bully us but we showed we have a lot more about us now.

6.) 11 Mar 2018 19:21:59
Tomlin if fit would have given them a clear pair of heels and he bought quite a few of those fouls if your being honest?he 2as looking for it every time.
I'll sum it up it's the worst derby game I've ever seen from both sides.
No passion or knowledge of what it means to the fans .
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12 Mar 2018 21:23:15
Yep 👍 I agree. albeit I reckon it was the best left back In the world ever who spotted that fox was no left back but could hold his own at centre back.




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11 Mar 2018 08:51:16
Bouchalakis ! I forgot about him! Yes bye mancienne for me too.




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10 Mar 2018 22:33:04
By wing nut you mean ZC ?




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09 Mar 2018 19:39:05
We have two choices: we will need to constantly sell players to get any near P&L figures that are remotely reasonable.

Or we have to roll the dice and go for it again, after the last two attempts that fills me with dread as I’m sure the grim injury reaper will be lying in wait again




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05 Mar 2018 14:10:31
I agree to an extent but it was never a corner in the first place - not in a million years.





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17 Mar 2018 20:06:01
Husband ! I meant Dowell obviously !




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17 Mar 2018 19:38:50
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17 Mar 2018 19:38:07
Really Carlo? We’d be in a dark place without husband goals early doors. Great peice of business by warburton, no doubt now he is off the boil and shouldn’t start. Let’s hold off on the unnecessary criticism - he’s done oknfor us .




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17 Mar 2018 15:12:57
4 3 3 I’d say mate.

3 man midfield holding deep Colback Watson cash. Dowell floating - looks ok on paper




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15 Mar 2018 22:11:56
The spivs you refer too murdered our club