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21 Mar 2018 19:34:55

In light of comments from the boss, I was wondering what your thoughts for the next transfer window are?

For me Pantillimon, Figueiredo, Colback and Tomlin should all be pushed for. I also expect us to sign Dawson which would give us a strong selection of centrebacks (Figueiredo, Dawson, Fox and Worrall) . I also think we need a real predatory striker, I'm hoping for Jordan Rhodes. Yes, he has had a poor season but he is mustard at this level. From within I'd be very hopeful that McKay kicks on as Lolley one side and McKay the other would be very attractive to watch.

I do wonder what long term role the boss has in mind for Osborn. Maybe left back but he isn't a natural, despite his work ethic. I also expect Mancienne to leave along with Hobbs, Vaughan and Cohen to move into a permanent coaching role. Can't imagine Smith is feeling the love either.


1.) 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.

2.) 21 Mar 2018 22:32:57
I’d sell Worral . We need some cash to add some attacking flair. Cash in If we can.

3.) 22 Mar 2018 02:05:40
I know everyone is loving Fox right now but he will get injured and miss months at some point and he is in his twilight years. Think AK will be looking at Worrall and Tobias as two long term centre backs, can see him moving Manchienne on if we get decent offer. Surely a Leftback is still priority and can see Osbourn being utility player, sometimes at Leftback, sometimes on left wing and sometimes central midfield.
Agree on making loans permanent if possible and a striker personall think Rhodes could’ve a big risk and would be expensive. I would prefer the big lad at Wednesday Nuhui or Lucas Joao or maybe someone like Connor Washington. If we didn’t get Tomlin then Forestieri might be worth a punt. I am sure AK has his eyes on some loans and bargains from premiership too maybe and in Spain.
Will be interesting to see where he sees Lichij, Dejagah, Fuentes, Smith, Vellios, Bouchalakis and Mckays futures and also some of lads he loaned out. I still think Clough, Lam and Yates may come back in next season. I expect Vaughan, Hobbs and Cohen to go and Grant too.

4.) 22 Mar 2018 07:27:07
I don't want to see Jordan Rhodes at Forest, too much of a risk, there's no guarantee he'll score goals and I don't think he fits in to the team.

5.) 22 Mar 2018 19:32:28
Is Lam still on our books? Can’t say I’ve seen much of him play but when I did he seemed lost.

6.) 22 Mar 2018 19:35:03
Also think we need to keep Experinced good players like Fox. Remember we haven’t yet proved we’re anything more than a mid table championship team and he still offers us a lot.

7.) 22 Mar 2018 21:19:25
Jordan Rhodes is yesterday's man. No pace, not a target man and does not close down defenders.

Not scoring these days as the game has moved on and he can be kept out the danger zone.

Sooner keep Murphy up top than carry Jordan

8.) 23 Mar 2018 15:33:42
Definitely not Dawson!!! He can only get slower. 🐌🐌🐌

9.) 23 Mar 2018 22:43:24
We need a maverick striker - ok, Stan the Man and Van Hoidonk didn't last long, but they got us back into the Premiership.



01 Jan 2018 12:01:38
Article in the paper today explaining why MW has been fired. The owners ambitions are to challenge the playoffs this year and the form is going in the wrong direction. The Bolton win bought time but we are now 10 points back.

MW was also causing discontent by his constant rotation which did not facilitate any sort of consistency. Some of the dressing room had been lost, and when that happens there is only one way - the door.

Karanka has apparently held initial talks. He may not be swashbuckling but I want to see wins, points and competition at the top of the table.


1.) 01 Jan 2018 12:46:36
Some of the dressing room lost? That always happens in a big squad as some players inevitably miss out on game time. Warbs wanted to stop that happening by trimming the squad. He wasn't a total idiot.

If you were Vellios or Ward (established internationals) and couldn't get a game would you be happy?

As for the problem being rotation, if you don't rotate a bit then half the squad never play and you get unhappy players. Nobody said management was easy.

2.) 01 Jan 2018 12:52:03
Which article? Which paper ?

3.) 01 Jan 2018 13:19:18
Redcyclist: you know he's lost the dressing room when Eric has to take over on the pitch and looks as though he's the only one up for it, despite his contract being ignored. He did it with Montanier and again at the death against the black Cats.

4.) 01 Jan 2018 13:28:18
We have only dominated one home game all season, Forest fans like to see attractive passing attacking football, organised defence and a tackle being made.
I like to see a passing game but it must have a purpose. Our passing is so slow with no zip, side to side, more back passing then forward passing. Static forwards gon't help.
Poor tactics and football awareness lost Warburton his job. Never expected to be involved in top six this season but we are in relegation form again.
The current squad could perform better under a new manager given the chance.

5.) 01 Jan 2018 13:41:09
If MW is such a great manager why have 25 attacking players and then wonder why the dressing room is unhappy at him playing one up front?

He deserves everything he got.

6.) 01 Jan 2018 13:55:26
I would think only signing one inept defender to replace our only decent defender when everyone else can see the defence required major surgery won’t have helped. Not to mention the utterly embarrassing climb down around sidelining our best defender in favour of an inept one sent a shudder of doubt through the board room, a real indicator something wasn’t right I’d sugggest. What would you think if he was working for you and entrusted with your funds and investment? Two things will happen now the defence will play better clearly showing the managerial teams coaching deficiencies or they will continue to be poor demonstrating what a poor decision it was not address in the summer having had a adequate time at he club last season to analysis and evaluate our weaknesses.



12 Jun 2017 18:08:59
Cummings and Mahoney set to sign and rumours of Norwood. Promising to see young British players come in that can improve the squad and replace a lot of the dead weight.


1.) 12 Jun 2017 18:56:44

As far as the Norwood rumours what is the possible fee.

2.) 12 Jun 2017 19:10:39
Just seen Norwood is represented by :

Key Sports Management, is that who Warburton's daughter works for.

3.) 12 Jun 2017 20:12:14
Norwood is rated at £2.13mill, but has he been released by Brighton😎.

4.) 12 Jun 2017 20:21:30

Thank you for that, i was thinking he would be loaned to us and a loan fee would be involved.

I did not realise they had let him go.

5.) 12 Jun 2017 21:37:00
Norwood under contract they've not let him go just a rumour as not been getting regular games.

6.) 13 Jun 2017 08:04:56
None of this will be officially reported by Nottingham Evening Post until they see an official tweet - they get all their exclusives off twitter nowadays.

7.) 13 Jun 2017 10:17:10
Norwood is still at Brighton but is unlikely to get game time now. He's an ex Man Utd academy graduate who is very assured in the ball. Mid twenties and a scratch the type I expected MW to look to bring in.

If all three go through then we have striker, winger and new central midfielder all in the door. For me that just leaves us needing a new centre half and left back before we are good to go. Clearly need to cut some of the deadwood too which helps in part to balance the books and cut our wage bill.



14 May 2017 20:02:50
Linked with right back McLaughlin - excellent player who would provide good competition to Lichaj. An injury to Lichaj would be a disaster as we have very little experienced cover.


1.) 14 May 2017 20:43:13
Is that the lad we let go, believed not to be good enough.




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09 Aug 2018 14:55:23
Seen a few posts about the potential signing of Hefele and this pushing Worrall down the pecking order.

Question for you, do we want promotion or to develop a player that then jumps ship to the Prem?

I'd take winning and getting into that top league as the priority.




08 Aug 2018 12:17:37
So encouraged by last night and genuinely entertained at a live game for some time.

I do have concerns over the defence though. Fox was excellent but for me Dawson has to start as does Robinson at left back. Darikwa and Osborn doesn't give us a good balance as they both fly forward and leave gaps.


1.) 08 Aug 2018 12:34:25
Some great, positive posts on here guys!! AK must be doing something right,think we'll beat Reading!!! We're only going to get better!!! FTID!!

2.) 08 Aug 2018 13:37:52
Too defensive for my liking.

3.) 08 Aug 2018 14:29:40
I noticed most of wba attacks were down the left side they knew Osborn was our weak link in the back as for dawickwa he was pants no where near the player Eric was

4.) 08 Aug 2018 15:15:43
Unfortunately Eric could not move the ball quickly enough to get us going although better defensively than TD.

You will see an even better improvement at Right Back when Byram lands gets going?

5.) 08 Aug 2018 21:54:49
Twest brom attacked that side because they have Philips there who is class. Nothing to do with Osborn. Why do people love knocking him? I think he is an excellent player myself.

6.) 08 Aug 2018 23:03:04
Spot on Redfin, Philips will be one of the class acts in the championship.
But only if "twest Brom" can keep hold of him.
He linked well with lolley and think after that performance to pick on any individual is WRONG.
Great performance spoiled by moaners who are moaning for no reason, didn't hear any in the ground.



04 Jul 2018 08:38:59
Well, this is the best transfer window and international tournament in my living memory - what a treat.

Curious as to how you think the signings will fit in to a formation? My guess would be 4-2-3-1 with Pantillimon in goal, a back four of Darikwa (Byram should he sign) Dawson, Figuerido and Robinson. Midfield pair of Watson and Osborn (Colback if he signs), three behind the striker - Dias, Goncalves and Carvalho with Soudani or Grabban upfront. Strong bench too which will include Worrall, Guediora, Cash, Lolley and potentially Osborn.


1.) 04 Jul 2018 11:18:40
I agree or a 3-4-3 with back 3 or Dawson, Fig and Robinson, midfield four of Cash, Watson, Carvalho and Osbourn and front 3 of Soudani, Grabban and Dias.

I also think he may rotate a fair bit and expect him to give the Portuguese lads a slow start maybe bringing them off the bench in early months and starting Cash, Lolley etc more until he is happy then are settled though I guess with us doing business early and them all having full preseason if they do well in preseason then he might just throw them straight in!

2.) 04 Jul 2018 23:32:25
Good call RR I think we will see more 3 at the back than a rigid 4 which is why he let Eric go.



11 Jun 2018 21:54:47
If the press is anything to go by, the starting XI next season is going to be very strong.

At this stage I'd expect a 4-2-3-1

Pantillimon (? )
Darikwa - Dawson - Figuerido - Clark
Watson - Bridcutt
Soudani - Goncalves - Lolley

Strong bench too!


1.) 11 Jun 2018 23:12:05
On paper is one thing London.
Blending it all together and getting a team spirit is another.
Ps Bridcutt won't be there,Karanka no likey

2.) 12 Jun 2018 02:24:51
Carvalho will be in the starting eleven and possibly Tomlin if he signs.

3.) 12 Jun 2018 03:53:06
Your not joking with 13 mill Carvalho on it lol

4.) 12 Jun 2018 12:51:50
Will they go for tomlin now.if we're signing this Carvalho

5.) 12 Jun 2018 16:51:12
According to London-Reds neither will be in first eleven.



08 Jun 2018 17:28:25
Interesting time to be associated with Forest, two signings in for £20m (potentially) with more in the pipeline. If rumours are to be believed the. Carvalho, Goncalves, Soudani and Marriott are all looking likely with interest in the Scunthorpe winger and Tomlin.

Finances have clearly improved and we are having a go, I imagine that this expense will mean one of Worrall or Osborn departs. But I must admit that doesn't bother me in the slightest!





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28 May 2018 17:34:59
I agree - utility player who doesn’t excel in any role in particular.

Doubt anyone can tell me his best position, after all these years.




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29 Mar 2018 17:40:33
I don’t think the players will be on this site much so I wouldn’t worry.




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07 Sep 2017 07:48:55
A ruthless approach has to be taken, look at Colin Barrett.




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08 Jul 2017 17:27:40
Barcelona struggled from having the small Messi, Iniesta and Xavi. Different class I know, but scalable.




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08 Jul 2017 14:18:51
From what I have seen on YouTube he looks pretty mobile. We could perhaps see Assombalonga lead the line with McKay, Cummings and Clough behind as a 3 with Osborn and Cohen in the middle.

Having said that, if MW plays his favoured 4-3-3 then one of them drops out or Clough forms part of the 3 in a deeper role.





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09 Jul 2018 21:23:35
4-2-3-1 with Watson and another in the middle, Dias, Carvalho and Goncalves behind Grabban.




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02 Feb 2018 16:19:10
Andy Reid 2.0?




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25 Jan 2018 23:14:56
Good leader, an option, but injury prone. Would get on well with Hobbs, Ward and Cohen.




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19 Jan 2018 17:49:59
You’d like to think Rodwell would realise he needs to build up his value again and could expect a serious payout.

Good player, but would be with Cohen and Hobbs in the physio room.




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06 Jan 2018 09:15:38
4-4-2 would be suicidal against Arsenal. Pack the midfield and break at speed.