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31 Jan 2018 12:55:01
It's not that our players are untalented but we have too many similar, lightly built nippy skilful ball players. Oppositions know we are easy to rough up and press against. We need some power in the engine room - some experienced tacklers and ball winners.

Dr N



27 Nov 2017 08:13:38
I am not anti-MW and think he's taking us broadly in the right direction. You can probably sense a BUT coming. But 10 defeats already is a terrible record. Tellingly, we have not drawn a single match (only Bristol Rovers and East Fife in all 7 English and Scottish professional divisions have also so far drawn no games this season) . To compete effectively and maybe become a promotion candidate, some more steel needs building in to enable us to close games down and scrap ugly for points. We have some lovely ball players but look physically small and weak compared to other sides. Some more power and muscle is my January priority.

Dr N

1.) 27 Nov 2017 12:00:15
DrN my posts have been saying that for a while now, the inability to get a battling draw. Fefending set pieces and closing down still seems problematic.
We are in a reasonable place in this league considering where we came from and promotion with this squad never a priority. Mark warburtln is so full of footbal cliche's that irritate.
The commentary on the bbc website said that forest are continuing with the warburton way of playing it out from the back but cardiff have them sussed and are closing down quickly and denying any space. mix it up please.

2.) 27 Nov 2017 12:50:55
He seems to be focused on playing "his" style regardless and use his favourite players when ever possible.
No plan B as we again saw yesterday when he waited till 70 and then threw on the subs???
I don't think it helps that he has never played at this level

3.) 27 Nov 2017 13:18:46

Did Mourinino, Fergusson ever play Premiership football.

Pearce, Di Canio, and Hasselbaink all played at the top, none were that successful.

4.) 27 Nov 2017 13:41:26
I would agree with all if you here, and think it sums up our situation pretty well. For me, MW hasn't done badly so far, but the inconsistency from his teams, and some of his erratic decisions has led some fans to question his ability. Personally, I think MW lacks the experience due to his non football background. He was fortunate at Brentford and Rangers where the cracks were papered over by the promotions, and you could afford to over look these short comings. For me, it's now all about getting the next transfer window right. We need more firepower, pace, defensive resolve and more creativity. The question is can MW create that winning formula?

5.) 27 Nov 2017 16:31:10
Grey and Red
Who has mentioned premiership football?
For the record we are in the Championship lol
The point being MW has only played non league where Furvason and Jose have played at a higher level and have nothing to do with MW

All I have said is I don't think it helps but it has made my day to hear a "fan" who thinks we are in the premiership 😂

6.) 27 Nov 2017 17:53:23

If i remember right Fergusson managed Man Utd in the Premiership, but never played in the Premiership, or it's equal.

Mourinino has managed Chelsea, and Man Utd in the Premiership, but never played in the Premiership, or it's equal.

They have both been successful in the Premiership as managers so their lack of playing in it has not stopped them from being successful.

Warburton has not played in the Championship, although I'm not suggesting he is as good as the above, if they can be successful in a league they have not played in why can not Warburton?

Very few good,or great players make good,or great managers.

7.) 27 Nov 2017 18:01:44
Red dog the point he is making is that you don’t have to have been successful as a player at a certain level to be a success when managing at that same level in the future. Blimey it’s tough going in here sometimes 🤔

8.) 27 Nov 2017 18:42:29
I got that mate but found it a little strange to bring 2 highly successful managers into it when we are talking about Warbo, hense the play on words and laughs
We can throw names into the hat all day
Gary "Rat boy" Neville played at the highest level under Fergi but sucked as a manager

I just feel that playing no higher than non league "possibly could" be a hindrance as he uses text book systems and can't call on judgements based on his experience of playing at a decent level
It either works or it doesn't which is why we don't draw

9.) 27 Nov 2017 20:13:54
Only Playing non league football shows your ability as a footballer not as a man manager or a tactician. I don’t always particularly agree with MWs tactics but I don’t think it’s got anything to do with his actual footballing ability or the experience he gained as a player. Non league footballers can offer a lot of positives that high flyers from the premiership wouldn’t even understand.

10.) 27 Nov 2017 21:09:58
As stated in my post, I don't think it helps
That's all I'm saying

11.) 27 Nov 2017 21:34:00
The other point to make here as well is Warbo is what I would call a text book coach. Having taken all the fa coaching badges, he has been trained in a certain way, and thus delivers his set up as such. An example of that is zonal marking. Ironically, Stuart Pearce is the same in that you have these set ideas, and can't or won't deviate when things go wrong, as the coaching badges don't tell you what to do, that comes from experience.

12.) 28 Nov 2017 06:08:15
My point exactly Murdoch



18 Jun 2017 17:21:09
As I have been posting for a while Britt will go soon and there will be no more signings apart from promising/ cheap ones. Disappointing but perhaps inevitable. I expect the likes of Cash and Grant to come through next season and if we can hold on to all our other stars Forest can challenge for promotion next year. Were Huddersfield and Reading really better than the Forest we saw in brief glimpses last time? I don't think so.

Dr N

1.) 18 Jun 2017 18:20:48
Under MW we played good football against the top teams, but was rubbish against defensive teams. That is no good if you want to be successful, until MW sorts out our defence and finds a couple of creative players success will not happen.

2.) 18 Jun 2017 18:52:34
We're not going to get promoted if Britt goes who's going to score the goals we can't relie on Cummings the Scottish league is a lot different to the championship.

3.) 19 Jun 2017 09:45:53
Pure speculation.

4.) 19 Jun 2017 10:48:11
So Dr N, because you have been posting for a while that means Britt is leaving, lol.

I've been posting for a while now that means I'm a super model.

I don't think anyone has actually made a bid yet have they? Personally if I was a buying club paying top dollar I would at least wait until Jan to see if he is injury free now.

5.) 19 Jun 2017 11:02:32
Cant see MW pulling the trigger on Britt. I'm sure the new owners will back him to keep Britt. I know we are buying young attacking players but Britt is the guaranteed goals.
Would be surprised if he went. Watch this space.



16 Apr 2017 22:41:27
It's not being negative to say that Friday's was the worst game outcome for a long time. Safety could have been assured with a decent performance but now we are faced with four tough matches. I am still optimistic but it is going to be a nervy time. Did Fawaz really have to sell the club right now? The speculation, in the middle of a relegation battle, must be unsettling for players and management alike.

Dr N

1.) 16 Apr 2017 23:18:23
You say 4 tough matches coming up! i don't see it like that I see it as 1 tough match and three matches where the other teams have nothing to play for. cardiff qpr and Ipswich will be just going through the motions of winding down the season and thinking more about next season. we have the beating of all 4of these teams maybe reading will put a bit more in but I recon 2 wins and a draw from last 4 matches which will easily keep us up.

2.) 17 Apr 2017 08:05:44
At the end of the day i would rather be in our position rather than Burton, Blackburn and Wigan.

3.) 17 Apr 2017 09:35:34
If you think Warnock will let Cardiff go through the motions your living in cloud Cuckoo land.

4.) 17 Apr 2017 09:42:26
Getting rid of FAH would be the best thing to happen to Forest in the last few miserable years. Some kind of agreement between Owner, Management (not just the Manager), Coaches and Players to concentrate on a club vision and strategic plan is desperately needed if things are to improve on the pitch, and fate decides at what point that happens, wherever the club are in terms of the EFL.

5.) 17 Apr 2017 11:42:12
The remainder of our games will all be tough, no manager let's their players go through the motions, the Nffc players are so inconsistent and you just don't know if they are going to put up a fight or just go through the motions! Anything can happen and probably will happen, will Nffc play safe during any games to just get a point? Especially if the three below us are losing, i personally hope not and we push hard to win every game.

6.) 17 Apr 2017 13:41:08
That is priceless, blaming Fawaz for Saturday's result. it looks like the guy is selling up and cutting all ties, surely that is a result.

7.) 17 Apr 2017 17:11:39
Nice to see Cardiff have nothing to play for, some people on here have no sense of reality we now have a simple 3 points to collect on Saturday really just get out of your dream world we'll be lucky if we get out of this relegation battle this season i sincerely hope I'm wrong.

8.) 17 Apr 2017 21:26:16
Just proves after today's results people saying that Cardiff, QPR and Ipswich have nothing to play for a total joke especially Ipswich stuffing Newcastle this relegation battle will go down to the last game, also Burton squad probably has half the talent as ours does just proves what players can do with the right attitude unlike some who wear the forest shirt btw fans where superb today again pity some of the players don't have the same passion.



29 Jan 2017 13:22:40
Latest reports suggest Nigel Clough having very serious doubts. You could hardly blame him.

Dr N

1.) 29 Jan 2017 14:11:17
Let's hope he does the sensible thing and stays where he is. His record ain't that good anyway and we don't need to ruin another legend. Pointless for him to come back now.

2.) 29 Jan 2017 15:47:57
Non league Nigel is bound to be having second thoughts, nobody in their right mind would want to work for Fawaz. And there lies our problem. The club is finished with this guy at the helm, there is no way forward until he goes. Fawaz thanks but no thanks, your time is up.




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19 Mar 2018 10:33:25
Musn't get carried away but maybe, just maybe we have finally got a manager who knows what he's doing.

Dr N

1.) 19 Mar 2018 10:59:00
What makes you say that.

2.) 19 Mar 2018 12:59:06
I just think the fact we've tightened up at the back and I now go to games thinking we might actually get something out the game.Yes we need more quality at the other end and nobody is pretending we don't but half a transfer window was never going to be long enough to get the necessary business done.I know some don't want to hear it but this is exactly what he did at Boro and they were in a similar situation to us.I also know that this doesn't guarantee anything either.Imo we are on the right path ☝🏻

3.) 19 Mar 2018 13:43:40

I agree with that, i also like the fact that he pulled no punches in criticising the players, then said he will do something about it, and boy did he.

In a recent interview AK said he wants more versatile players like Osborn, what do you think about that. Do you think their versatility stops them being played in their best position, or it is good for the team to have them.

4.) 19 Mar 2018 14:26:05
Yes Robertson I also like that he's not scared to upset a few players ticking along in a comfort zone picking up the wages.Regarding versatility it's good to have a few in your squad who can do a job in an emergency or for a game or 2 but I like a striker to be a striker,left back to be a left back etc If you don't play that position week in week out there's a reason for this which is probably that your not good enough. What is Osborn's best position? Personally I think a free role behind the front man but would he score you enough goals,probably not.

5.) 19 Mar 2018 20:16:53
If he sets the goals up then who cares how many he scores ?

Works for Man City with De Bruyne



24 Feb 2018 16:59:16
Can we play QPR every week?

Dr N



03 Feb 2018 17:08:17
Sorry remaining 51 points.

Dr N



03 Feb 2018 17:05:38
4 points out of the last 18. Somehow we need at least 15 maybe 18 from the remaining 45. Let's hope the new squad gels quickly.

Dr N



01 Feb 2018 21:14:02
We don't know what will happen between now and May but the new manager has at least recognised, what many of us have been saying for months, that the squad so humiliated on Tuesday was woefully inadequate. Never again must we leave the stadium feeling ashamed and ripped off. There are some very interesting signings (on paper at least and we don't need to repeat BC yet again) but this could just be the shake up to set Forest on the road to recovery. I am not expecting immediate miracles but a promising start.

Dr N

1.) 02 Feb 2018 10:07:08
As always it will take time for the dust to settle but these new players all have plenty of championship games under their belts so shouldn't take long. If Watson comes in I can see Vaugn and Bridcutt being frozen out. Will be interesting to see if new cb starts ahead of Mancienne. I know nothing about him.

2.) 02 Feb 2018 14:11:34
Mancienne could well be left bk for a while

3.) 02 Feb 2018 15:29:56
More likely to play Mancienne at RB and Lichaj at LB.

4.) 02 Feb 2018 15:38:21
Yeah left back in the changing room.

5.) 02 Feb 2018 20:19:32
lol I’ve not heard that one for a while!

6.) 02 Feb 2018 20:52:16
An old one from an old one 2 star.




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02 Mar 2018 16:32:12
JH had a poor fitness record when we bought him and he has been a drain on the wage bill. Pity because he can be a real centre half. Wouldn't give him a new contract.

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23 Feb 2018 11:57:06
The ultimate derbies are in Glasgow. A&E workers anxiously scan the fixture list and book days off when C play R.

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31 Jan 2018 17:35:23
Step in right direction if true.

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25 Jan 2018 12:40:45
It's bound to be a balancing act. If the manager feels we have a strong enough squad to avoid relegation (15-18 more points) but not challenge further up the table why spend now? There will be better buys around in the summer. However, if he feels there might be a realistic chance of a play off place then he could bring in reinforcements now.

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17 Jan 2018 09:54:41
I think the current situation vindicates the sacking of Warburton. In fact the owners probably gave him too much time as it was obvious from Match 1 that his tactics were barmy.

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