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12 Feb 2018 21:27:38
I look at all your posts guys and enjoy the banter .
But can you tell me why you mostly seem confident we have the right manager in Karanka?
And what is so special about him that it's a forgone conclusion that he will succeed?


1.) 12 Feb 2018 23:31:14
Most managers get a response when they take over a toiling club ff79. AK has not and so its bring in the new faces. No gaurantees their either. He was no messiah in my eyes as other than a mixed time at boro i knew little of him and i preferred Gary Monk which i got slaughtered for. Personally i think he will struggle to turn this around. Too much upheaval so soon and getting cohesion so deep into the season with so many new faces is a big ask. He is under immense pressure and for any desperation not to be transmitted onto the pitch is a big ask. As much as the defence needs attention he needs to find goals, that commodity so prescious.

2.) 13 Feb 2018 08:53:47
the real truth with a lot of people on here, you have no patience at all and want to blame the manager all the time. I suppose you are already wanting him out. And that has really worked well for us, I don't think so. Sorry folks but you have for the 100th time of telling you are going to have to give this guy more than a few games.

3.) 13 Feb 2018 09:39:52
Suttonpete that was not the question from the OP. Having a dig at people on here is not engagaging in the banter. I doubt anyone wants yet another change. Ff79 was merely asking a very pertinent qustion. Already AK has made similary decisions that baffle the fans who turn up week in week out. They turn up to get behind the team but are dismayed at what they see. Us on here and the red army just want to see some forward progression. Simples.

4.) 13 Feb 2018 10:09:11
of course that is always the target,banter or not AK is still finding his feet and will make mistakes along the way, and yes its not good at the moment, and has not been for years, except for the odd flurry with the play offs a few years ago.Its just frustrating already to be having a go at the manager.

5.) 13 Feb 2018 10:41:00
Fair enough sutton but based on what you have witnessed thus far do you think Karanka has it to change the fortunes of this utter mess?? Bear jn mind he walked at middlesborough throwing his toys with a good team of players. I would say that his job is now one of the most daunting in our league no doubt.

6.) 13 Feb 2018 11:28:48
with out doubt rutland, karanka has a difficult job. However he is now having to pick up the pieces of what as gone before, and will of course be judged on results. But it has to be a longer term project to turn things around i'm afraid. The one thing I would add is that a strong, vocal and dominant defender is what we are obviously missing along with a proven goal scorer.

7.) 13 Feb 2018 11:39:18
A new manager would normally get time to bring in his own players and let them settle in, However AK has seen what is like a cancer in our dressing room and operated with swift actions trying to get some response from those who are left. Having watched both Preston and Hull games We are is desperate need of a leader on the field. Fox is not a good left back and Mancienne is no captain Osbourne is being asked to do so many jobs he has lost the plot, There were so many people crying for Vellios to play yet when he does he falls over and is no better than Ben Brereton Dowell has gone off the boil since MW was sacked We need a good strong midfield who can win the ball and provide some service to our lone Ranger up front although I would prefer two up front.
I am sure AK will get this sorted given time.

8.) 13 Feb 2018 12:20:57
Thing is every manager has had to pick up the pieces from the previous manager.
It's how well you deal with doing that.
Like Rutland says you normally get a good response when a new manager comes in as they all get a chance again ie: vellios.
But this hasn't happened for some reason.

9.) 13 Feb 2018 14:45:11
Lets be honest and realistic. Our current form and situation is that of a relegation destined team. It could happen but probably won't if AK can install a captain/leader ( watson ) and gets the troops battle hardened and unified. Its time now to play the experience he has drafted in, reconnect with the fans and givd it everything from now is going to take a gargantuan effort but no more pussyfooting around with the wimps.

10.) 13 Feb 2018 16:58:51
I'm in agreement with FF and Rutland.
Krankie has a mountain and a lot of issues to address.
To play a failing squad twice in succession seems a strange tactic.
Yes the slate has been wiped clean but still bizarre?
Picking up the pieces. Yes he is doing just that but so do other managers when a new one is appointed.

A tradesman never blames his tools for poor workmanship and granted Krankie does have some tools in his squad.
I know if I was a professional footballer regardless of who I played for I would give my best each game for the fans and for my team.

The squad at forest should try working for a living in the real world then they maybe they would be humbled into playing their hearts out!
They need a rocket up their rears.

11.) 13 Feb 2018 19:50:38
As far as I'm concerned the owners have panicked all ways up,on paper we might look a better squad?
But the reality is,it's a broken squad.
You need unity and team spirit to succeed,that's all gone.
You can't bring players in like tomlin who has no excuse for being so overweight,it sends out the wrong message.
We all know it's obscene what players earn but that's football and you have to accept it.
Some players won't react to a rollicking they need an arm round them and some do react to a rollicking it's knowing which ones to do that too.
Posters on here are saying give Karanka time.
Karanka didn't give the players time.
Imo it will cost us

12.) 14 Feb 2018 09:01:46
FF79, it’s a fatalistic view but I understand where you are going with it. If there is no spirit we are done. Megson alineated the players and they hated him and each other. I get your point. Davies came with us in the bottom three and galvanised the team and brought in some smart loans and we survived . Time will tell us very soon if what we think the present moment is telling us about AK is correct?

13.) 14 Feb 2018 12:05:33
Exactly 2 star.
All I'm saying is after watching the games so far and more importantly the tactics and lack of team spirit.
I can't get any sort of good feeling factor and don't share the view that Karanka will sort it out.
Yes it's negative thinking from me,buts that's my view on him.
The next two games we cannot lose,doesn't matter if we don't win,we just cannot lose.

14.) 14 Feb 2018 17:07:25
Lets just stop and look who AK has shipped out

Walker - League 1 striker at best

Clough - Cannot play him with Dowell but will be OK next year

Cummings- We cannot wait for him to take 18 months to adapt to Championship football

Ward - Sicknote for hamstrings

Traore - ditto

Carayol - Has never held down a first team slot wherever he has played and cannot stay match fit

Mills - I rest my case!

The biggest threat to team spirit and confidence is having players that cannot stay fit and put a run of games together for a settled pattern or having players in your team who the rest know are not up to Championship quality.

You surely cannot be serious in claiming these players were not given a chance? Karanka knows this league and will have done his homework beforehand.

We need a minimum of 15 points from 15 games so 2 or 3 wins over the next half a dozen games will set us up nicely!

15.) 14 Feb 2018 17:46:22
I agree on mills Carayol and ward.
Disagree on Cummings and walker.
In Cummings and walker we had two strikers who could have given us an option to play 442 and play off the big man in Murphy or vellios and even clough can play that role.
That option has now gone and was a mistake to let all three go,
One or two injuries up front and we have nothing at all.



10 Feb 2018 23:17:04
It was interesting to see the attendance today at 23k
No way was there 23k in the ground.
The travelling support was only half full and there were empty seats everywhere.
In my row alone five regular season die hard didn't turn up.
The fans are leaving in their droves but because they are season card holders it still counts.
Come on marinak8s say something or turn up and watch this dross and sort it out otherwise you won't get 15k next season


1.) 11 Feb 2018 07:48:57
15,000 in league one would be a good attendance.

2.) 11 Feb 2018 11:34:36
What's your obsession with the owner coming to the matches when he's got other people running the club for him??

3.) 11 Feb 2018 12:22:34
You don't buy a house if you don't want to live in it.

4.) 11 Feb 2018 12:57:35
Unless u intend to rent it out



31 Jan 2018 22:16:00
Looks like Watson and colback deals are over the line.


1.) 31 Jan 2018 22:21:21
We could do with Dawson too.



31 Jan 2018 18:04:03
Pantillimon and the Iranian have signed officially




31 Jan 2018 17:21:26
Looks like colback will be signing soon


1.) 31 Jan 2018 17:33:43
He’s Signed. . !

2.) 31 Jan 2018 17:40:56
If that is correct. Great signing.

3.) 31 Jan 2018 17:48:39
According to reports it's 99% done deal




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06 May 2018 18:03:05
Just on my way back from Bolton
FF79 but whoops I did it again?
Forgot password
Sack Karanka now before he really costs us.
Why would You start a game with three defensive midfielders?? When playing for nothing?
Says it all,not the man for this club and to take us forward


{Ed033's Note - You don't want to be doing whoopsies on the carpet, Betty, or is it Britney?

1.) 06 May 2018 18:30:54
not karanka at fault. the usual waster brereton. 3 sitters and wasted. get rid too many players useless at what they supposed to do.

2.) 06 May 2018 18:43:24
How would you know blid red ?
You don't go remember??
You have a new hobby of watching paint dry.
How's it going??😂😂😀

3.) 06 May 2018 20:48:20
Hes only 19 you know.

4.) 07 May 2018 06:16:36
correct ff799 i don't waste my money on that crap. radio commentry enough 5 mins and turn it off.pull form up your a**e
1962 my first game at forest. never again



25 Mar 2018 15:50:05
Looks like the wheels come off county's barrow.


1.) 25 Mar 2018 17:10:18
Lol 😂 FF79- I’ve not stopped laughing since I saw the result . Just too funny. Great work Jack. Loan players to Jack next season please and condemn those clowns to their usual struggle to stay in the Football league - exactly where they’d be without JG goals.

2.) 25 Mar 2018 17:40:54
Watch out ,what goes round comes round ,we could be in trouble without dodgy owner ,that won,t be funny?

3.) 25 Mar 2018 19:37:03
Whilst I realise that Notts County fans treat us without disdain & contempt I wouldn't wish to see them relegated. In fact I look out for their result on a sat afternoon. Am I in the minority here.

4.) 25 Mar 2018 19:37:21
Best we enjoy it while we can then Carlo because I can assure you, no amount of grace or dignity from us, will dissuade their Jealous and bitter fans from revelling in any damaging outcomes

5.) 25 Mar 2018 20:39:39
F2W - nothing wrong with that mate. I think I’m in the minority on here tbh pal!

6.) 25 Mar 2018 21:47:40
Nottingham would be a better place with two successful football teams. There are far more fair minded Nottingham folk that would wish both clubs well than the small minded few that propagate rivalry!
Turn your bile on Direby rather than our esteemed neighbours especially as you will be ground sharing before too long!

7.) 25 Mar 2018 22:06:20

8.) 26 Mar 2018 06:44:20
So Notts county’s owner has Re tweeted a bbc article about our owner being charged with drug trafficking.sort of sums them up to me,why would an owner of a club that we have helped out with loans and helping out with there money problems feel the need to tweet a article like that?we should recall our players and refuse to help them in the future,Hardy has also stated that Yates has gain 500k in value since he went to Notts!no e has gone on loan and he has played like we know he can play and has put any extra value on himself,if he wasn’t talented and putting the work in HIMSELF he wouldn’t get picked.i say sod them and let them drown themselves,ungrateful gits.

9.) 26 Mar 2018 17:18:08

10.) 26 Mar 2018 17:23:40
Will Hardy be tweeting that Marinakis has now been cleared (irrevocably) of ALL match fixing charges ?

11.) 26 Mar 2018 19:34:57
Sounds like the handles are coming off as well as the wheel.

12.) 26 Mar 2018 21:06:08
We all know full well about rudderless ships so be careful what you wish for before it smacks us back in the face?
Come on you Pies get promotion and raise the bar for football in our fair city!

13.) 26 Mar 2018 23:15:24
Absolutely outrageous from the Notts County chairman. ! I now retract my previous statement of looking out for the Counties results on a Saturday. From here on I no longer give a hoot about our neighbors and hope that the loan players all return or move onto their rivals.

14.) 27 Mar 2018 19:10:11
Fancy a beer F2W? Mines. Bitter pal! 😉

15.) 29 Mar 2018 21:51:35
I believe you are mistaking contempt for bitterness within your ambiguous reply 2star.



22 Mar 2018 15:13:54
See the sheep have got away with it.
EFL say they made every effort to play the game.
Utter tosh.
Well done EFL for bottling it.


1.) 22 Mar 2018 21:43:59
Every effort my effort was required as the snow wasn’t even that bad!

2.) 22 Mar 2018 22:38:27
The government have now punished Derby ,they,ve sent Boris round!

3.) 23 Mar 2018 07:25:58

So whose best interest was it in making a decision at 8.30am? Weather conditions improving rapidly since the staged photographs of snow clearing at 6am before the sun's impact felt.

The decision should have been left until 10am if there was any serious intention to play the game but of course that would not have suited TV leaving it too late to reschedule their programmes?

Cardiff fans were up for an early start in any event and it does not take 2 hours for sheep to come down from the hills to the slaughter house!

EFL trot out the usual "lessons have been learnt" claptrap and reminding DCFC of their obligations and need for better communication! Code for they got their risk assessment paperwork and consultation timing to suit the decision they had already made overnight for football reasons and presented au fait accomplis to stakeholders.

When are people charged with running football actually going to stand up and show some leadership and bottle in doing their job?

{Ed001's Note - probably about the same time Derby County win the Premier League next.....}

4.) 23 Mar 2018 07:35:02
Red, it would have taken them longer to walk down last week because they’d be rescuing their sheep that gathered against the stones to shelter from he snow only to be buried in 6ft snow drifts ?

5.) 23 Mar 2018 18:23:47
Yew would be amazed how quickly they run down the hill for the tickets they have to give away to keep their inflated average attendance up?

6.) 23 Mar 2018 22:05:15
Faster than a ewe running from a ravenous spondon shepherd ?



18 Mar 2018 23:33:27
Cardiff can manage to turn up but it wasn't safe for the sheep's fans blah blah .
I live within 6 miles of that place and there wasn't one inch of snow outside.
Sky should ban them and hit them in the pocket .
The only game to be called off in the whole leagues except gillingham9.
Disgracefull and they've embarased themselves and Warnock,quite rightly has pulled them to pieces for having and making no intention of the game going ahead


1.) 19 Mar 2018 06:25:59
And they’ve chicjkened out for all the reasons mentioned .

2.) 19 Mar 2018 07:03:11
How can they call the game off and in the same tweet say the megastore is still open and they hope to see fans there!!!! If it’s that bad they call the game off surly the shop would be shut on the same health and safety grounds!
It defo had nothing to do with them having injuries and suspensions.all the cardiff had got to brum before the game was called off.
There’s bottling it and there's bottling it.

3.) 19 Mar 2018 13:01:11
I wonder if the game would of been off had Cardiff had an injury crisis.Doubt it very much!

4.) 19 Mar 2018 20:22:06
They can't pull the wool over our eyes! 🐑🐑🐑



17 Mar 2018 14:34:38
I don't believe it 442.
At last two up front.


1.) 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

2.) 17 Mar 2018 15:39:36
From the commentary I hear Dowell is doing nothing but giving the ball away.

3.) 17 Mar 2018 15:51:47
It’s 4-4-2.dowell has been poor.
Ppl who are calling Murphy a donkey is bang out of order,what have donkeys done to be put in the same class as him?
Murphys agent must be the best in the land or warbo and his sidekick must be the most gullible people in the world.stuck with him for 3years yes that right 3 years he can’t run at 34 so what’s he going to be like when he’s 36-37?

4.) 17 Mar 2018 16:00:17
4-4-2 a good response to the Blunts 3 at the back to exploit space and lack of pace.
Has 1-0 all over it but which way?

5.) 17 Mar 2018 16:03:12
The strikers aren't getting any service from midfield so far.

6.) 17 Mar 2018 17:02:23
That’s really not relevant as the strikers wouldn’t know what to do if they got it. More than likely be offside or fall over!




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24 Mar 2018 22:01:50
No smoke without fire.
Obviously done something to upset the establishment in Greece.
It's either trying to get something on him,anything or he's a wrong un
Up to the Greek courts to decide.
This one's the most serious as all assets are seized in drug trafficking.
There has to be something in his business dealings that don't go down well ?
Let's hope his denial of wrong doing is correct and itd all fabrication,but word of caution for me is?
When your an olympiakos fan playing champions league football,why buy a champioship club that doesn't own it's own ground and has no assets?
Why did it take so long for him to pass the fit and proper owners?
I've not seen a very rich man being accused of so much in such a short time?
Just saying and let's hope he's a good in.




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22 Mar 2018 23:48:44
Where's home?
Gone from club to club on loan tried to be one of the big boys,but simply not good enough for the prem.
Made his money we aren't in his wages league so not happening anyway.




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21 Mar 2018 22:29:34
No no no not Jordan Rhoads.
Only scored 13 goals in last two seasons,can't hold the ball up to bring the midfield into play and is we'll past his sell by date,hopefully his daft wages will put us off.
Been no good since his Blackburn days.




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21 Mar 2018 09:00:42
No it just means that it's not always the best players on paper that make the best teams.
A few weeks ago not many on here would have wanted a back four of darikwa tobias fox and Osborn.
Because of injuries and illness it was forced on karanka to play them and they've done a good job so far and you don't change a formula that's working.
Fox will face suspension soon and it will be interesting to see if we're solid still with that change.
Personally I think we will be as with Watson and colback they get plenty of cover.
The only downside to playing two holding midfielders is it cuts down the creative options.




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20 Mar 2018 23:12:57
Got two very good enforcers in front of him and a very good central defender alongside,that might have something to do with it?





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24 Mar 2018 23:12:20
Anyone who sells that shit deserves locking up for good.
Brings misery to many family's who are left to pick up the pieces or see their kids die.
Let's just hope there is nothing in these allegations




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24 Mar 2018 22:17:39
Osborn flatters to deceive,He's played hundreds of games in all positions,but doesn't command any of them.
He's part of the problem we've suffered over the last few years.
The energy is great,but the quality is poor,whenever he goes forward the first thing he does when faced with an opponent is either stop and pass sideways or back or do his stop and do a full circle and still do there same.
Once we sign a left back no room in the side for him.
To weak for midfield can't tackle and can't score enough,can go for me at a reasonable price.




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22 Mar 2018 23:28:59
Lam was prone to a lot of mistakes
Remember his debut against Burton
Scored a great goal but gave away two and continued to give goals away.
Too lightweight for me and same goes for clough and grant.
Karanka seems to like tall physical players and to be honest so does Warnock Bruce and Pullis and it's got them to the big time.
Lam has been tried and would be a step backwards.
We won't be signing expensive players anyway as they command expensive wages.
We need to get at least ten out of the door and lam is one of them he's not even as good as boukalakis and he needs offloading as well.




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22 Mar 2018 07:49:54
As it stands we have 34 players plus 4 loans in first team squad and that's not sustainable.
Take away Hobbs ward Henderson Cohen and Vaughan Fuentes dedeggah.
Still leaves 27 which is too large,so there will be a lot of departures.
Appiah Yates gomis edser aren't ready for this league and a promotion push,which is what is required by the owners,so he will buy.
He'll probably get pants on a free as he fourth choice and not wanted at Watford.
Then he'll sign a right back a left back centre back winger two midfielders and two strikers imo.
Eric traore manciene walker clough vellios Murphy Cummings ariybi evtimov boukalakis and maybe McKay will be moved on to make way for these new players who will most likely be proven championship players.
The kids coming through will have to wait as it's the premier that's the required goal and they won't get us there.




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21 Mar 2018 21:37:14
Perks the thing with clough for me is, the first few games he looked the part, but for whatever reason he's been shocking when selected this term, McKay started the season brilliantly and has an eye for a killer pass and can score, it's just his inconsistency. me I'd let clough go and keep McKay and if cash is out for a few weeks I'd like to see him given a go, but he needs to show his early season form to convince Karanka imo.