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12 Jul 2018 06:44:06
Reports in Portugal that we are looking to wrap up a deal for the Benfica keeper. Makes no sense to me. We have Pantillimon and Smith. On top of that, he's rated around 12mil.


1.) 12 Jul 2018 06:47:54
It would allow Smith to go on loan. £12 million could be payed over 4/5 years. Hopefully will anyway.

2.) 12 Jul 2018 12:20:51
Gazzared when I read that we were interested in Benfica goalkeeper at 13 million I thought 'has the world gone mad'
For goodness sake we've only just signed Pantillimon.

I agree with you , we have 5 goalkeepers now.
I therefore conclude that its just a load of media rubbish again as any player that appears available AK wants to sign them.

AK must laugh his socks off when he reads the'Forest must sign these players'columns.
However I tend to be more serious about what does not appear to have been picked up on.

Whats happened to the Peterborough pair have they disappeared off the face of the earth ?

3.) 12 Jul 2018 13:00:58
No they haven't humourist. Posh have over priced and over hyped them.

4.) 12 Jul 2018 14:39:37
We've got pants for keeper smith as back up.
Why spend possibly 13m on another keeper. Spend it on another midfielder left back right back.

5.) 12 Jul 2018 19:22:51
The chosen one will decide who he wants,😁😁

6.) 12 Jul 2018 19:29:46
Have to agree Red Always. don't see the logic!!! Another striker would be great. also never heard of the he geezer!!! 🤔🤔🤔

7.) 12 Jul 2018 19:51:38
Bet if his name was "Vileada" you'd have him rogie?
Guaranteed to mop up. 😀😀😀

8.) 12 Jul 2018 20:21:27
Ps rogie the geezer lives in the pub somewhere down "soufff"😂



24 Jun 2018 08:26:40
8m bid for Bamford rejected by Middlesbrough. Really hope we don't offer more, massively over valued.


1.) 24 Jun 2018 08:46:18
He’s not worth £8 never 8Million. .we need to be going forwards not taking a step to sign an average striker.
Please krankie don’t do it!

2.) 24 Jun 2018 08:55:28
I totally agree not worth 8 mill. the sheep have slapped a 11 million price tag on vydra for an extra 3 million we should bid for him u no your going to get a lot of goals.

3.) 24 Jun 2018 10:22:28
You say he's not worth 8 mil and I agree it's crazy money BUT he is in today's market.Hendrick 10 mil, Richie 12 mil and they are midfielders and was ages ago. 8 mil is peanuts nowadays

4.) 24 Jun 2018 11:24:07
Half of the Britt fee so yes in perspective not a massive amount now a days, I just think as a club and fans we have fell behind the times and we still see 8 mill as a new english transfer record

5.) 24 Jun 2018 12:06:15
We could get Grabban and Soudani for that really hope we don’t get Bamford for that much

6.) 24 Jun 2018 12:48:49
Rich I think you might be surprised how much they will want for Grabban.

7.) 24 Jun 2018 14:06:25
Perks villa can’t afford to put big price tags on players.boro want £10mill for bamford,I would sign him for £5mill to be honest.wud rather bid £10mill for britt

8.) 24 Jun 2018 14:08:36
Sutton,he's a Bournemouth player.😁

9.) 24 Jun 2018 17:33:47
Rich I agree Grabban and Soudani

10.) 25 Jun 2018 02:54:42
Surprised Boro didn't rip our hands off with that bid!



22 Jun 2018 11:24:44
Lichaj has gone for an undisclosed fee - likely to be around 400k. A bad move in my mind unless AK has a much better option waiting in the wings. All the best Eric, top professional.


1.) 22 Jun 2018 11:49:41
Agreed Gazza. He was dedicated and hard working.

2.) 22 Jun 2018 14:17:07
It makes a change from the Scottish players we were and planning to sign this time last year

3.) 22 Jun 2018 22:27:28
I liked Eric gave it everything and the arsenal game will live long in the memory,but as someone has already said on 1 of these boards he had a bad habit of standing too far off his winger and backing off far too much



17 Jun 2018 11:45:59
Just seen Merc with plate D7 INGS in town


1.) 17 Jun 2018 11:58:42
Is the 7 for the years he was not playing????????????

2.) 17 Jun 2018 12:19:36
Danny Ings isn’t on holiday at the moment. So doubt it was him.

3.) 17 Jun 2018 12:32:17
Just seen a Ferrari with M355I in town!!! 😱😱😱

4.) 17 Jun 2018 13:10:16
Is on holiday*

5.) 17 Jun 2018 13:40:26
Beats the Skoda I was just following ;)

6.) 17 Jun 2018 14:08:12
I’ve just seen one with FF7 9??😂😂

7.) 17 Jun 2018 14:14:35
Rogie, no better way to away the Messi he created than to go to the home of the black stuff for a crack.

8.) 17 Jun 2018 14:15:19
That's mine you should see the state of it inside

9.) 17 Jun 2018 14:19:09
You don't live in Nottingham anyway!.😏

10.) 17 Jun 2018 15:19:19
Thats his plate without the s. He lives near me in lancs

11.) 17 Jun 2018 15:51:37
Prob one one the dingles from emerdale.

12.) 17 Jun 2018 18:49:44
He's going back to burnley on loan for next season



10 Jun 2018 11:03:50
Newcastle are interested in Osborn. Offers in the region of 5m likely to be accepted. For me he's not worth that so would snap their hand off if an offer came in. It would make sense for him to go and join up with old academy team mates Lascelles and Darlow. Maybe we could look at a deal for Darlow to come the other way.


1.) 10 Jun 2018 12:22:29
Versatile left footer £5m? Too cheap in todays market. I would accept offers over £10m or a straight swap for Mitrovic.👍

2.) 10 Jun 2018 13:19:48
£5mil for osborn would be close to the full fee wed have to pay for marriott. i look at it and think would you swap osborn for marriott as the transfer fees and wages would be similar. surely there's no doubt youd rather have marriott out of the 2.

3.) 10 Jun 2018 13:35:24
A player like Benny would be difficult to replace for that money it seems our fans underestimate our home grown players to me

4.) 10 Jun 2018 13:38:05
Would not be happy if we sold Osborn for 5m can play anywhere in midfield and fill in at lb, still only 23 and been our most consistent best performer for the last 3 seasons. 10m+ at least for me or less with a player involved too such as darlow, Colback or Mitrovic

5.) 10 Jun 2018 14:36:07
A lot of players could play in various positions and do a decent job, it doesn't mean they're value doubles. Like I've said before, he's jack of all trades, master of none, we need a team of masters.

6.) 10 Jun 2018 15:15:07
Unless we had an offer we can't refuse, he's to good to release. The main factor being, his heart is with Forest. You can't buy that.

7.) 10 Jun 2018 15:36:05
Gaza don’t think anyone said his value should double, greatest team we ever had had a jack of all trades,his goal in cologne got us to our 1st ever European cup final, clough always said Ian bowyer was 1 of his most important squad members not because of his outstanding ability,he was less technically gifted than most in the team but because he had great attitude and fight ibelieve Ben is in a similar mold

8.) 10 Jun 2018 16:42:27
If we sell Osborn AK is not the manager we need. Too many on here are quick to criticise Benny but to me he is one of the best players we have got, and I'd be very loath to lose him.

9.) 10 Jun 2018 16:51:37
Osborn doesn't know how to play a forward pass, he can't take the ball past a man, he's physically weak. I could have a the best pass percentage at Forest if 99% of my passes were sideways or backwards. Massively over rated but shows how bad the team has been for him to be considered our player of the season. Good news is, AK sees this too, that's why he's looking to buy a new team.

10.) 10 Jun 2018 20:43:36
Gazza, I wouldn’t sell him on the cheap but you Are so right to highlight how bad the team has been if Ben has been our best player for 3 seasons. Solid performer with a good attitude no doubt.

Regarding us underestimating our ‘homegrown talent’ I only base my opinion on what I see at the home games and apart from cash no one has convinced me they are what many have said they are.

our league position is testament to the fact we tried to play four : five of smith, clough, Worrall, Cash, McKay, Cummings, Walker and Brereton in the same team. Never going to work. I don’t include Osborn now, he’s a senior player by right.

I acknowledge that some fellow reds are irritated by those who are willing to watch the youngsters toil and under achieve. To be honest I get irritated when it’s expected of us to watch players, who aren’t ready and who get out thought and outplayed. It’s not value for money I’m afraid and thankfully we won’t be expected to watch so many of them next season, I’m not knocking their efforts but we need to be winning more games

11.) 10 Jun 2018 20:54:25
Osborn might be a lot of things??
But physically weak ??
That's not one of em.he could play two games back to back.
Not sure what you've been watching??

12.) 10 Jun 2018 20:57:41
Get raffa and keep Osborn
Success guaranteed

13.) 10 Jun 2018 20:58:11
Imo Osborn at the right price. Sell. Puts in the graft but when midfield simply not enough goals or physical presence.Thats why Watson & co came in.As LB just too small as Cardiff showed.
Versatile, but since his Ipswich debut his progression has stalled.

14.) 10 Jun 2018 21:50:43
2star I actually agree with you I think Brereton will be a top player, but as you say he's not ready to do the job he’s being asked to do,same goes for worrall, cash had a couple of good games later in the season, bu has been in and out before that, as regards Cummings and McKay simply not good enough, I go home and most away and am too tired of watching boys trying to do men’s jobs, not their fault though, thought your post was in general spot on mate,

15.) 10 Jun 2018 22:31:54
Stevie , defo mate , we are on the same page. Too much to soon but defo something worthy of nurture




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16 Aug 2018 20:58:18
As a club and as supporters, we're under this preconceived nonsense that our academy is one of the best and nurtures talent that can take the club forward. What world beaters are we basing this opinion on? Andy Reid? Michael Dawson? Bamford? Or maybe the current crop, Brereton. We need to get with the times, unfortunately success in football nowadays is bought with hard cash.


1.) 16 Aug 2018 21:30:57
No player is a world beater as soon as they vome out of the academy lol and we have produced some decent players so what are you on about.

2.) 16 Aug 2018 22:21:01
Yeah we got rubbish money for Burke didn't we, close it down.

so funny.

3.) 17 Aug 2018 02:08:53
Mighty reds tell that to Mbappe, Sessegnon, Shearer, Owen, how many of our youth have gone to dizzy heights since leaving, no don't get rid of it but we need to realise maybe the players aren't of the quality there hyped to be, look at bamford was going to be the next big thing good championship player and nothing more, darlow never cut it in the prem, not bad players but average championship ones all day long

4.) 17 Aug 2018 02:17:54
We produce good talent in our academy but to develop properly they need to go to clubs that have better players to be around.over the last 10 years we havnt had the best of players for these youngsters to look up to and develop.getting our club back on track off the field and bringing better ability players in will bring theses youngsters on.we won’t see the best for a few years but we will get there.

5.) 17 Aug 2018 07:10:50
Statetheobvious - and where is Burke now? Back in the Championship where he started struggling to get game time. Spot on Redjames, the talent coming out of our academy is mediocre at best, so when we get offered 6m for Brereton we need to understand that up to this point, he's offered very little to suggest he's not just another mediocre product of our academy that's destined to play no higher than the championship. So 6m is a very good offer. Blackburn fans hadn't even heard of him when the offer went in.

6.) 17 Aug 2018 07:54:15
You only buy your way to success with the right manager,we should know that with Platt.
We've spent heavily now,so it's all down to the manager,it's that simple.
Cash has soon forced his way back in the side and Osborn keeps out all comers,can't remember where they came from? Oh yes the academy.

7.) 17 Aug 2018 08:51:24
The academy is a great plus for us wether it's to keep good young players or sell them on it's good business for us if we were to reinvest the 6 million were on about getting for Brereton in a bloody good left back then it makes sense to sell if it's just going to be money going back in the bank then keep him

8.) 17 Aug 2018 11:28:58
Jenas Dawson Reid lascelles darlow burke bamford to name a few and going further back hodge des walker peter davenport John Robertson tony woodcock viv Anderson Ian Moore etc etc think our youth system and modern day academy has paid its way over the years.although I agree with the op to a certain extent, some seem to think it’s going to produce 5 or 6 gems a year which of course it isn’t

9.) 17 Aug 2018 11:46:58
Stevie I see your point but darlow Burke and bamford went to the big time and failed so in the last what 5 years? we have produced 1 prem player in what has been a struggling Newcastle side

10.) 17 Aug 2018 13:46:56
The thing is the academy is there to produce young players to benefit the club whether that’s by playing in the 1st team or being sold on to generate funds, what happens to them when they leave is surely irrelevant mate

11.) 17 Aug 2018 14:46:36
Not really when people say we should of hung on to those players what I mean is they never turned out to be quite what they were toted to be that's what I meant by what happened to them after they left but yes your right about funds ect

12.) 17 Aug 2018 14:58:03
If the Blackburn fans hadn,t heard about Bererton God knows how, many Forest fans had heard of our latest imports ,no centre back will relish playing against Berertons all action style and the lad who is 19 will improve with good coaching and the correct management ,let's hope it at the CG.

13.) 17 Aug 2018 16:29:43
No Carlo but keepers will love watching the ball sail wide 😂😂😂



15 Aug 2018 19:13:30
There were 2 key things that we had to get better at this season, conceding from set peices and putting the ball in the net more often. Have either got any better? The jury is out, early indications say not. The team still looks short of goals and it's still hard to see where they're going to come from. I'll get critisised for being negative I'm sure but if anyone can tell me who's going to score us 20+ goals this season please do so. Were still a britt assombologa short of a promotion winning team.


1.) 15 Aug 2018 19:42:45
GazzaRed from your assessment of the situation, in your view even though we have not sorted out conceding from set pieces that would not stop us going up if we had a 20 a season striker. Teams that go up have solid defences, the way you are talking we will leak goals for fun all season.

2.) 15 Aug 2018 19:46:21
Gazza nowt wrong with having an opinion when karanka took over I said he's not bothered about a 20 plus a season goalscorer he set his teams up to score a lot from midfield but ain't happening yet I'm sure it will I can see soudani being our top scorer if he plays every game but we will see I think there's still a lot of improvement on the pitch to be done

3.) 15 Aug 2018 20:13:01
I think that it's only a matter of time before things click into place in defence,midfield and attack. We will score far more goals than we concede and the goals will come from all areas of the field. In this I have no doubt whatsoever!

4.) 15 Aug 2018 20:39:44
How many have we conceded from set pieces this season?

5.) 15 Aug 2018 21:22:07
The positives last night were Byram and Robinson, in a couple of games time I think Karanka will have his first eleven, and once he has a settled team the goals will come and we shouldn’t concede so many with them pair in the side.

6.) 16 Aug 2018 08:43:55
For ever and ever you'll be the one!



07 Aug 2018 14:26:09
Dawson and Fox will have Dwight Gayle to deal with tonight. They'll have to bring their A game. I'm hoping Dawson can change my opinion from way back last Jan when it looked likely he was going to join. He's half the player he used to be IMO.


1.) 07 Aug 2018 18:12:38
Dwight Gayle isn't fully match fit yet. I'd be more concerned with Jay Rodriguez.

2.) 07 Aug 2018 18:34:56
Nowt to worry about,the chosen ☝️ has it all under control.
You reds.

3.) 07 Aug 2018 18:57:01
Ayup Ff does that mean that your glass (of red) is half full?

4.) 07 Aug 2018 19:07:46
Drink the red to celebrate on the return journey.
Keep up.🍷🍷



06 Aug 2018 20:37:22
I hope Figs gets the nod tomorrow, he's solid at the back. Geddy was not fit last season, he's still a class act at this level, would like to see BB get the nod tomorrow also, show us what he's made of.


1.) 06 Aug 2018 20:46:39
Unless there are injuries I can see us starting with the same team one change maybe I can only see AK tinkering if he feels he needs to freshen up down the spine of the team
Looking forward to the game whatever it going to bra great atmosphere

2.) 06 Aug 2018 21:17:23
Bras really would create a great atmosphere!

3.) 06 Aug 2018 22:01:18
No bras would create a better atmosphere.👍

4.) 06 Aug 2018 22:06:18
Its not a "cup" tie is it ?😂

5.) 06 Aug 2018 22:34:15
Well it usually goes tits up 😁😁

6.) 06 Aug 2018 22:35:11
Dirty barstool scouse !

7.) 07 Aug 2018 09:44:12
It will be only be a storm in a "D" cup lol!!!

8.) 07 Aug 2018 13:16:44
Lets just hope we "bust" the nets with our goals tonight, and we are more than a "handful" for them!

9.) 07 Aug 2018 16:05:28
If he plays his breast team we should have too much for them up top. We should be quite a handful



29 Jul 2018 10:57:45
Maybe a bit early to be touting player of the season but if I had to choose one player who I think is going to have a great season for us, it's Gil Dias. Loved watching him in pre-season. Seems have have some real talent and will terrify Championship defenders.


1.) 29 Jul 2018 11:55:34
He tracks back as well as did all the Portuguese lads, not just talented,but prepared to put a foot in.
Can't say I was a fan darikwa last season,but playing with Diaz it looks a good right flank and pacy.

2.) 29 Jul 2018 12:31:04
🇵🇹 🇵🇹 🇵🇹 👌🏼

3.) 29 Jul 2018 15:17:08
Good to see the Portuguese players fitting into the team ethos. The national team have a good work ethic and this is clearly reflected in their league. Little wonder most have settled into the Premiership quickly.
Nice to see Forest ahead of the curve on recruitment for once?




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18 Aug 2018 09:03:24
It comes down to how badly the club need the money to balance the books. How do we know that Forests plan was always going to be offloading a youngster or two to balance the books after the summers spending. For me, 8m for Brereton presents good money. Whether he should be getting game time or not is another story but the fact is he isn't, AK sees him as 4th striker right now.




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16 Aug 2018 20:54:47
Cash in and get a striker that can actually score goals now. 20m for Brereton in 3 years time or 180m for getting promoted to the Prem come what may?




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11 Aug 2018 12:09:28
Redmarsh - he played at lb for much of last season and he hasn't adapted to the position through the summer, still the same frailties.




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11 Aug 2018 08:20:04
If he scores 25 goals this season, doesn't that mean he's worth 6m like Marriott?




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11 Aug 2018 08:19:03
Interesting that he was at the CG all day on deadline day. It still they couldn't get a deal over the line. Agent playing hard ball? Having been interested in him for so long, I can't believe the sticking point was the valuation as that would have been agreed weeks ago, so it must have been personal terms. We would have wanted him to take a drop on his current 30k per week which I'm assuming wouldn't be to his liking. Hoping we get to the Prem and then can afford his wages?





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17 Aug 2018 07:10:50
Statetheobvious - and where is Burke now? Back in the Championship where he started struggling to get game time. Spot on Redjames, the talent coming out of our academy is mediocre at best, so when we get offered 6m for Brereton we need to understand that up to this point, he's offered very little to suggest he's not just another mediocre product of our academy that's destined to play no higher than the championship. So 6m is a very good offer. Blackburn fans hadn't even heard of him when the offer went in.




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16 Aug 2018 20:49:32
Someone tell me what he's done to make people believe he has the potential to be a top player?




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14 Aug 2018 12:14:18
I think we'll see an almost completely different 11 tonight.


Byram Dawson Worrall Robinson

Yates Bridcutt

Cash Soudani Brereton





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12 Aug 2018 09:05:18
I'm so glad Keogh is in that team playing that system. Goals galore!




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12 Aug 2018 09:03:16
For sure, the system needs work if AK is going to stick with Grabban on his own up top. He does the lone striker role pretty well, but he's no Assombolonga. I'd like to see Soudani starting in a more advanced role, Grabban clearly needs more support, and soudani looks like he has the energy, strength and eye for goal to provide it.