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08 Jan 2018 13:35:20
Well, I enjoyed going to work this morning, and not getting the knowing looks about not mentioning the football, or having people commiserating with you. This result has really put us on the map again, and people talking about how well we played and what a result it was! I was a proud Forest fan this morning, and hopefully this could be a turning point I our fortunes!


1.) 08 Jan 2018 16:22:57
Same here mate. I walked in this morning. arms aloft!!! Boy it felt good!!! Hopefully I can do that a few more times this season FTID!!!



16 Oct 2017 13:47:09
One thing I really don't get is why are we conceding so many early goals? Are the players really not switched on from the start of the game? Is it a protest from the players about MW's tactics, so concede a soft goal to give him the message? You would have thought, or hoped MW would have them fired up comming straight from the dressing room? I'd also like to know why MW rates Walker more than Vellios? Walker is one player I'd be happy to see MW convert to a winger, as he may have more success than being a centre forward.


1.) 16 Oct 2017 14:44:56
What about Brereton as well. His progress at Forest has gone backwards.Played out of position or not at all.
Zac Clough, 3.5 million, scored for fun at Bolton and think most fans excited about him signing. Gone backwards. Joe Worrall, like Brereton breaks into first team,awesome. Now gone backwards.Why?

2.) 16 Oct 2017 17:23:09
Brereton been very disappointing this season not seen much of Zach but I was excited at his signing and velios should now be given a chance up front because were missing a poacher I just hope things get better.

3.) 16 Oct 2017 19:02:32
Velios is a much better player than the strikeforce we put out. Butvits warburtons way or no way!!!!



19 May 2016 20:43:56
As Leicester is very much the in word at the moment, does anyone have any thoughts on players we could be bin robbing from the teams that went down? Zach Clough I think could do a job for us, and chips in with goals?


1.) 19 May 2016 21:13:57
Injury prone.

2.) 19 May 2016 21:45:01
Would be right at home with us then! Sorry, couldn't resist that one!

3.) 19 May 2016 23:19:09
Johann Berg Gudmundsson from Charlton.
Goalscoring midfielder. Would be useful.

4.) 20 May 2016 01:37:03
And he would be good for shirrt sales you would have to pay a ssmall fortune for his name on a shirt.

5.) 20 May 2016 13:36:39
He wasn't very useful to Charlton eh Fred?

6.) 20 May 2016 15:13:31
Haha IBM. Been waiting for that reply for over 12 hours and knew it would come lol!
One man doesn't make a team.
He scored more than any of our midfielders and i've always thought he wad a good player (very good at free kicks) and wouldn't mind seeing him in a Forest shirt.

7.) 20 May 2016 15:34:07
Then I will trust your excellent judgement Fred 😳.



08 Jun 2015 21:16:08
Given our squad as it stands right now, I don't think it's too bad. Personally I think we need another left back, a defensive midfielder and a striker. Given our position with the embargo, you'd hope that would be good enough for at least mid table finish. If we got offers for Lansbury, I would take the money as I can see Reid or Osborne doing that role better than him. O'Hara could be a good freebie for us, he's looking to rebuild his career, and until Cohen is back, he could be good cover. I'm not a fan of Mackie, but he's back with us, and can see him covering for Burke. It also sounds like Abdoun could also play a part again. What do others think about our squad at the moment?


1.) 08 Jun 2015 21:47:36
Murdoch it is not what the squad looks like at the moment, it is what it looks like at the start of the season that matters.

2.) 08 Jun 2015 21:58:04
Murdoch: Agree with all of your thoughts. Three key positions from a recruitment point of view are Left back, DM & striker.
I would sell Fox, put Cohen at left back & recruit a back up.
Get a goal hold up striker in the Callum Wilson mould.
The season shaper for me is a DM in the Leadbitter mould who is constantly in a position to receive & build attacks. We need a leader. Could be Mills, could be the new DM.

Lichaj Mills Hobbs Cohen
Burke Reid Osborn Antonio

I understand the cost implications of the embargo & the fragility of our squad. With some luck & the right acquisitions we could just make mid table.

3.) 08 Jun 2015 22:16:15
Cjay. So no room for HL? We might have to make do with Mancienne as DM for now till we find the right player?

4.) 08 Jun 2015 22:33:14
Im with Murdoch on Lansbury. i'd listen to offers.

Worst kind of player for me is the one whos got it but only gives it when things are going his way. he's deceiving you out your hard earned & betraying the shirt. He ain't alone either.

We need a clear out of the precious ones.

5.) 08 Jun 2015 23:02:30
As far as I understand Reid has had further surgery . Cohen is just no longer reliable to keep fit so we must assume he won't be there . Fryatt and Blackstock will be back to the days of Henderson and Cox. Mancienne position is as a centre back so either he or Hobbs partners Mills. I guess Lichaj and Fox as the backs but ideally a new left back please. Mid field must be osborne Antonio Lansbury teshe Burke with Fryatt / ward up front. If we are not careful the side will be nearly the same as the one that lost many matches under Pearce and then Dougie. Give me a reason to be optimistic for this season

6.) 08 Jun 2015 23:04:52
It's not so long ago that people were arguing that this squad was good enough for a top six finish, now all of a sudden it's rubbish and only good enough for mid table at best, come on lads and lasses, this squad is still basically the same squad, so therefore it is good enough for a top six finish at least

7.) 08 Jun 2015 23:42:54
Its a team that relys on the fitness of Reid Cohen & Hobbs for its success.

We started well results wise under Pearce but the football was unconvincing. Then the wheels came off. Freedman comes in & the results come back, then the wheels come off again. Save for new manager bounce we would be in league one by now.
This is becoming cyclical & these same players will see for the next manager too unless we change the mentality of the place. Cardiff at home told us all we need to know about what we actually have.

8.) 09 Jun 2015 06:57:22
People keep going on about a striker but has everyone forgot how good Fryatt is, or is that just me? Obviously no good to anyone if he's injured, let's hope he stays fit. Somebody mentioned pairing him up with Ward, there's goals there, surely.

9.) 09 Jun 2015 08:13:56
With Fryatt it is play for 2 games then rest for 1. Other wise his body can not handle it.

10.) 09 Jun 2015 09:22:17
Anyone else noticed why opposition central defenders are more than happy to play a high line on us & double up on Antonio.
Its because we have no pace up front to push them back.

Keeno made the point before. Fryatt & Blackstock aren't going to frighten anyone, furthermore we have no pace coming from midfield. We could do with some interim pace until Britt comes back.

11.) 09 Jun 2015 09:31:29
doc m: here's three reasons: Kelly(LB) Grant (M) Walker(S).
Alas though it depends on DF's desire to blood them early and our resident professionals to help them develop, not throw their toys out of the pram.

12.) 09 Jun 2015 10:16:54
Cjay I think you are right, you need pace in midfield and up front. You also need people that can read the game, that know where to place themselves, and know how, and when to make the right pass. Fryatt is the only fit striker we have for that. Blackstock is a impact substitute who will ruffle feathering the last 30 to 35 minutes.

13.) 09 Jun 2015 13:21:25
I went to the youth cup game last season vs Tottenham. I have to say we had a few good players there. Cash looked good as did our lb and a couple of others. Burke (O) looked a little bit off in that game but the service was poor. I think with a clever use of these youngsters sprinkled in throughout the season there's no reason why we can't push the Top end of the Table.



28 Apr 2015 21:01:59
Going by all the comments on here about DF, I guess opinion is still divided on whether he is the right manager for us? I have to say when he was first appointed, my initial reaction was disappointment, but after hearing his first press conference, I have to say I was impressed with what he said. Personally I think he has done a good job so far, and he's still saying the right things that as a fan, I want to hear. I think next season will be tough for us, but I hope he is given a chance to show what he can do. The point I really wanted to make was this. When he was at Palace, he built a team that ultimately got promotion and reputation for himself as one of the up and coming Managers. His move to Bolton, in hindsight was disastrous for him as he clearly thought he was going to bigger club with more prospects. Little did he know what was round the corner. After getting panned and sacked at Bolton, that reputation he gained kind of went overnight. I would therefore say DF has a lot riding on being successful with us as well, as he looks to rebuild his own reputation as an up and coming manager. There is a high level of expectation at our club, but as others have mentioned already today on this site, Eddie Howe took 6 years to get Bournemouth up.


1.) 28 Apr 2015 21:22:06
He has a big task this summer. Think as long as the team performs as he has already stated they should and keeps us in the mix all will be fine. Massive job for him and exciting times ahead.

2.) 28 Apr 2015 23:34:07
I like him and think he is a good manager to use a small budget. He also seems to take a no nonsense approach which l like.

I do wish he wore a suit though, on match day the manager should look smart in my opinion.

3.) 29 Apr 2015 08:33:21
Its simple psychology in my opinion. Dougie presents a more hands on approach in a track suit as apposed to the more aloof style of a suited manager. Might sound like rubbish, but i'm just trying to squeeze myself into the minds of the players.

4.) 29 Apr 2015 09:03:56
It's not he clothes it's what's inside them that counts. The club needs 18 months of stability. I'm not for or against DF nor SP but we need to get the basis of NFFC to be stable and consistent with a coherent team and good youngsters coming through all the time.

5.) 29 Apr 2015 09:48:31
A green keeper's jersey and training trousers were good enough for the greatest of all. Working clothes.

6.) 29 Apr 2015 11:42:31
It's what goes on at the training ground where they are all dressed for business in the same kit, not how they project themselves on match days!

7.) 29 Apr 2015 11:58:56
What we need is consistency, you are right - Dougie may be the man to do that. He will be judged across the first few months of the season, but his real test will come after those first three months when we begin to have our dip that comes every season without fail - can he avoid it?

I don't see why Dougie can't do well with us, every manager would have limited resources and he is very much a motivator it seems.

I'm nervous and excited for next season already.




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06 Feb 2018 13:27:18
Well I read on some other Huddersfield sites that they were sorry to see him go, and a few said he was one of their better players. I saw more praise from the fans than good riddance! Also, isn't he only 25? If he comes in and does well, it could also be good business.




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19 Jan 2018 13:23:33
From what I have read, we have shown interest in the Boro players, but can't match or compete with the wages. If we get some players out first, it then frees up some money for wages.




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08 Jan 2018 13:27:16
Would be a huge gamble to appoint GB as manager, and besides in his previous attempts as caretaker, results were not good. GB clearly has a talent at working with our youth set up, so why risk promoting him knowing he could well get the chop in six months if the results don't come. Would be a huge loss if he then goes completely.




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23 Dec 2017 11:15:33
And if we are looking to move some of the old sick notes on, we need new injury prone players to replace them. .




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11 Dec 2017 20:37:37
Trouble with Ward though red, yes he will run all day for you, is a bit nasty, but has no end product. Also some of his efforts on goal have been shocking. I'm not sure bringing him back is the answer. I'd rather see us having two quick wingers that would be the outlet for our "under pressure" playing it out defence!





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29 Jan 2018 13:28:57
You could be onto something here 54 titles. Maybe the threat of being humped by the Rangers team each week, may just motivate them to start winning more matches.




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16 Jan 2018 13:44:34
Red, will that be your new chant if it happens!?




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16 Jan 2018 13:43:08
I'm following a jorno on the bird site. He is saying we need to offload before we can buy. I take that to mean Mills, Hobbs, Ward, maybe Fox. He also said there is interest in the Boro three, but wages too high for us at the moment.




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16 Jan 2018 13:39:21
To be fair, neither player has been given a decent run in the team for us to be able to judge them. You have to assume what ever the reason is, it's deemed significant in order to outcast Vellios, and let Cummings go so soon.




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16 Jan 2018 13:29:52
Think of all that extra beer money Skegs!!