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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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01 Feb 2018 10:27:55
Stunning deadline day. Love the bottle that AK has. The only down side was not signing Dawson, but to bring in 7 quality additions is fantastic.

How do we like up on Saturday chaps?


Bench: Smith, Darikwa, Traore, Vaughan, McKay, Brereton, Vellios

4-2-3-1 like that? Shame no decent left back at the club.


1.) 01 Feb 2018 10:38:34
Traore has gone, Cardiff City.

2.) 01 Feb 2018 11:07:17
Who's up front London?
No chance mate.
Got to be Brereton or vellios up top

3.) 01 Feb 2018 11:22:46
Colback can play left back in stead of Fox

4.) 01 Feb 2018 11:34:00
I like some of these signings but I doubt they will all appear at once. I personally think Watson is a great candidate as captain and can slot straight in. Pantillimon is likely to replace Smith and Lolly to go out on the wing. There are questions about Tomlin's fitness but I just don't think he was a Warnock type of person so I expect to see him in the team pretty quickly. Colbeck is my biggest concern, Toon fans really didn't rate him but he might be a better fit at left back. Figueiredo could co straight in but I wonder if he will need to acclimatise a bit first (personally, I don't think he could do much worse. We all know Geddy and I think he is up for it but will he need to prove his fitness first? Don't forget the Iranian lad, for me he could be a real gem but I see him as an impact player off the bench to begin with.
We still need to consider Cash who for me should start, Bridcutt or Vaughan who until the squad settles can't be overlooked and Brereton (who at least needs to show). I would personally bench Osborne but that is controversial, however if we are to acccomidate the likes of Geddy then needs must.

5.) 01 Feb 2018 11:56:23
If we get Watson in he will start as he more match fit than either Geddi or Colback for the engine room. I expect we might start Colback at left back with our normal other 3. Tobias to start next home game. I'd be surprised if Smith gets dropped while the new goalie settles in

Lolley, Bridcutt, Watson, Osborn

Dowell behind Murphy

6.) 01 Feb 2018 13:48:23
Toon fans loved Colback. my missus and her family are all Toon army!
But he was Great in his first season and then got moved to Leftback where he was ok before going off the boil when moved back to midfield and falling out with manager but he was good battling midfielder and in this league should do us well!



30 Jan 2018 21:57:26
Dear Mr Karanka,

Sell them all, get what we can and start from scratch. Build around Lichaj, Worrall, Osborn and Brereton.

Nobody should be safe in the summer. They're all playing for their future.


1.) 30 Jan 2018 22:03:31
I thought Osborn was bad tonight mate

2.) 30 Jan 2018 22:26:06
I can't even be bothered. The players can't. What was Fox saying about playing for the fans? Honestly, AK, ship almost all of them out. Get in some experienced players on frees tomorrow and rebuild almost COMPLETELY in the summer. Ship them out because, frankly, they're a shower of ship. Try working for a living.

3.) 30 Jan 2018 22:54:56
Well hog think you might get your wish ak on radio nottm post match interview said as much if they don't want to play for us they can go and that he has given all the players a chance so expect an exodus of players in the near future after tonight can't come quick enough



25 Jan 2018 23:14:03
Seeing so much chatter on here about Vellios. Since when was he Ibrahimovic and the saviour to our forward line? Countless managers have not see enough to give him a good crack. AK stuck him on the bench against Wolves, probably due to injuries.

What's the big deal? Staggered that people believe if he isn't played then AK is clueless, he's an average Greek striker who couldn't make it at Everton. Do we see him in training? He's never shot the lights and is obviously lacking an ingredient that makes him a starter.

Numerous players have good preseasons against nobodies. Doesn't make them a solution.


1.) 26 Jan 2018 08:46:40
It's only because the rest of the strikers in Murphy's absence do not score goals and Vellios has the best strike rate per minutes played of any on the books.Therefore fans are entitled to question why he does not get a go from the start or off the bench to make an impact, especially given the number of games we have chased and failed to pull back?

2.) 26 Jan 2018 09:51:53
I get people have questions and are entitled to ask or say they want him to play, but I just don't get why people expect the club to come out and give reasons. I would imagine they are pretty busy people.

If he was good enough in training he would be playing, I'm pretty sure it's that simple.

3.) 26 Jan 2018 09:56:52
The big deal with Vellios is the club,s reluctance to give any reason for a 1m signing not getting game time and his fathers comment that he,s been treated disgustingly by the club .
2m plus wages spent on a 34 year old who as most people expected is now struggling with fitness ,this plus the fact he moved his family to Ireland suggested we won,t see too much of him during his 3year contract ,let's hope more common sense will be applied to future striker signings .

4.) 26 Jan 2018 10:34:30
Red why do the fans after know what’s going on with him do you not trust in the manager to know what he’s doing the problem is fans on here like to be proved right so they would rather play a crap striker up front just so they can try and prove a point it’s not just one but three managers that have not rated him so please let the manager do is job and back him goodbye Velios and hopefully that’s the end of that 👋

5.) 26 Jan 2018 11:19:40
Three managers ,then why is he still he here?

6.) 26 Jan 2018 11:31:17
I would imagine nobody else wants him and he’s still collecting his wages so he’s happy doing that anyway the sooner he goes the better the topic is boring me now 😴

7.) 26 Jan 2018 17:10:33

We spend more hot air questioning managers judgment and in many cases with good reason!

You are making assumptions and accusations about Vellios that you cannot back up. The facts are that he has made an impact in most games he has featured in and not been selected ahead of other misfiring strikers who have been given a run in the team.

On the basis AK has said no leavers until signings I just hope he gets a game tomorrow as I'll have a decent wager on him scoring!

8.) 26 Jan 2018 17:53:24
You do that red and I will put my money on the lottery I think I would have a better chance winning the jackpot than your bet coming in 😃



24 Jan 2018 13:57:14
Delighted with the performance last week, and I hope we build on that otherwise it's meaningless. Staggering how quickly he has got the team organised.

Another positive is that he wants Mills and Carayol gone, as well as Ward.

Anyone think Jason Shackell would be a decent central defensive option? I know he's a Ram, but plenty of players have crossed the divide and been successful. If we could look past that we would have a hard defender with premier league experience for next to nothing.


1.) 24 Jan 2018 16:21:28
Shckell is 34 years of age. One of the players Derby have been trying to off load for a while

2.) 24 Jan 2018 16:25:36
Shackell is 34 and hardly featuring for Derby this season and one of the many players they are trying to get off the wage bill.It looks as though he may be going to Milwall on loan. Many fans thought the club paid far too much to bring him back from Burnley, for a player past his best and over 30. I do not think he is for us.

3.) 24 Jan 2018 17:44:25
Steven Caulker is still available for nothing as far as I'm aware.

4.) 24 Jan 2018 20:09:58
There's a reason for that,the guys an ass ,he's had enough chances to turn things round,trouble with a capital T

5.) 24 Jan 2018 20:49:24
Didn’t shackell go to derby for the money?it was rumoured he went for £30k a week.could do with a few like that at the club.



13 Jan 2018 20:38:49
We could of played another 10 hours and got no where near the goal.

Rome wasn't built in a day, and Karanka can't put his stamp on the side in two training sessions.

The Arsenal game was a sign of our potential but was a fluke. The side needs drilling and needs leadership. Two weeks of the window to go and we need two or three new faces minimum.





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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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04 Jul 2017 08:15:31
Maybe MW and others knew something we didn't after all.




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04 Jul 2017 08:15:12
That would be a disaster long eaton.





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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.




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05 Jan 2018 11:40:21
Glad I got my bet on at 9/1 a few days back!