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07 Apr 2018 18:28:39
After a decent unbeaten run gave us some breathing space we are back to being an embarrassing shambles of a team that are all to easy to score against.
If Brentford do the usual in the week and turn us over at home then by the time we get to play the Barnsley fixture it could have massive significance and could see them overtake us in the league.

That postponement could really cost us as at the time if we'd managed to beat them we would have been as good as safe. Now they are playing better and we are getting worse.

Red Fred

1.) 07 Apr 2018 19:45:09
Good post Fred but the warning signs have been there for a while now.
Not scoring is always going to end badly as it's a matter of time before we started leaking goals again.
To many loans in the side,it never works long term.
Time to drop them all and play players who are here next season.
Other than tobias I don't want to see any of the others next season.

2.) 07 Apr 2018 20:58:15
Very true. Keeping clean sheets papered over the cracks somewhat.
Apart from the QPR game where everything we hit went in, goals have been as rare as hens teeth. Once the clean sheets dried up it was always going to spell trouble.

3.) 07 Apr 2018 21:51:49
Three goals I've seen in all our home games fred and one away at hull.
Given up with away games too expensive a day to watch his tactics.
Stands there with his hands in his pockets.
Shows no passion and it shows on the pitch.



17 Mar 2018 22:59:26
Worrall and Mancienne getting injured and falling ill in the week building up to the Burton game forced Karanka's hand and may have saved our season.
Since then we've kept 4 clean sheets in the last 7 games with Figueiredo and Fox at centre half so it was a blessing in disguise.

Yes Watson and Colback have provided a more solid wall in front of the back four but would we have kept those 4 clean sheets with Mancienne and Worrall playing? I very much doubt it and remember Colback played in front of them against Fulham and Hull when we conceded 2 in both games.

Red Fred

1.) 17 Mar 2018 23:56:31
Got to agree Fred it shouldn't work on paper but it is.
That's football for you Fred we can all day play Eric he's far better than darikwa? Play anyone except fox as he's crapp?
But sometimes it works as they have an understanding that the so called better players don't.
Can't knock the defensive side of the team.

2.) 18 Mar 2018 05:12:13
Would AK have dropped worrall and mancienne anyway? Worrying if its just luck that forced his hand. Mancienne for me, and i said it many times is poor. I hops worrall watches and learns. He will have future with us for sure. Lkke most on here was delighted that fox has been drafted into the middle. Pants has been a revelation in goal for many reasons but his organisational qualities shine through.
To go to bramall lane, a tough rough team fighting for promotion and keep a clean sheet is commendable and to come out on top second half is evidence of ambition. Well done lads.

3.) 18 Mar 2018 10:39:59
AK knew Manc was no captain and brought in Watson to do the job, the injury was a bit of luck for him. Manc's a possible transfer in the summer, a pity because there is a good footballer in there somewhere.

4.) 18 Mar 2018 14:05:27
I have to say the last few games I watched Worrall play were painful, just mistake after mistake and treating the ball like an unexploded bomb that might explode any second. No doubt heโ€™ll come good but he had started costing us points

5.) 18 Mar 2018 20:20:31
I reckon that getting rid of the ball like an unexploded bomb thing is a hangover from Warburton's ridiculous demand that we ALWAYS played out from the back. How many goals did that gift? Remember Hobbs and Jordan v Sheff Weds? That was a turning point for me. It made two pro's look stupid and gave the opposition ANOTHER goal head-start. We don't see that rubbish any more now we have a defender who has played at the highest level in charge. Hmmm.



10 Feb 2018 21:28:37
Forest lost last 5 home matches.
Failed to score in 7 of last 8.
1 shot on target today at home!!!
Hull's first win in 10.
Hull's second away win in 33!!
We'll be ok when the new signings get match fit. It's not like they've played the game before.
We'll be ok once Karanka decides on the best players for his system.
We've got all the time in the world.

Red Fred

1.) 10 Feb 2018 22:45:14
7 points off bottom 3, with continued form like this it could be squeaky bum time again this season.

2.) 10 Feb 2018 22:46:12
All the players got paid, regardless. This is where football has gone so wrong IMO. Performance related pay and a lower basic. Too late now, player power.๐Ÿ‘Ž



24 Sep 2017 00:07:19
Enjoyable second half after a woeful first.
Had Murphy converted one of his two great second half headed chances we would have had an unlikely point.

Ben Osborn has his critics but i thought when he came on he gave us much needed momentum and at least tries to drive the team forward. Granted he gives the ball away on occasion but always gives his all and is a far better option than Bouchalakis and Bridcutt who seem pedestrian in comparison.

Brereton is a complete waste of a shirt at the moment. Yes being played out of position but his body language is all wrong. As No 22 so rightly said there is no excuse for not putting in a shift. Move him or lose him. Darikwa is very poor defensively and it baffles me why he starts ahead of Lichaj. Cohen, Vaughan,Ward and Mancienne would i think make a massive difference to us but they are rarely fit. Mckay is our only highlight at present but more often than not finds himself against three players.

Every time the ball goes in our half i fear we will concede and that cannot be right. I don't pretend to have all the answers but something ain't right and all of you that say we are a work in progress are just deluded. A very frustrated Forest fan.

Red Fred

1.) 24 Sep 2017 06:12:20
Completely agree, we need Mancienne back in the defence, Worrall needs to be dropped for a few games.
We defo need a solid defender & a good goal keeper in Jan window.

2.) 24 Sep 2017 07:37:56
Ben Breretons body language is all wrong because he is being asked to play out of position, it all started against the friendly at Notts County, he came on second half and played through the middle, he was full of energy and scored. Next minute he was told to play right wing and he looked like a kid in a sweet shop with no money to spend. He should put in a shift but MW needs to change things instead of churning out a pretty much unchanged 11 each game. Mills is terrible, Worrall inexperienced, Darikwa and Traore go missing up the field far too much, keeper inexperienced. opposition teams do their homework before a game and they just know how to punish us.



07 May 2017 14:55:45
Red Fred reporting from sunny Majorca. Went to my lucky bar to watch the game. (I know, should have watched the play-off matches there but couldn't) . Well what an afternoon, wasn't sure about team selection and feared the worst when Caryol went off and we went off the boil after 5 mins especially given our poor second half record. Bread man stuck to his guns and it paid off. What a moment when Cohen scored the second to give us some breathing space! The San Miguel will flow freely tonight. COYR'S!

Red Fred

1.) 07 May 2017 19:00:15
Hope you wearing dark glasses Fred, all that sunlight after coming out the cave
Seriously have a great holiday and I was wrong last week at QPR but I love my away trips and if I didn't feel positive there'd be no point going
Viva Espani enjoy mate.

2.) 07 May 2017 19:43:30
Plenty to be positive about now Ff79.
Cheers mate.




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20 Oct 2018 17:10:33
Bad defeat that after being in control for first 15 mins.
Can't keep allowing big physical sides to bully us at home it's happened twice now.
Heffele can't seem to handle these type of games very well.
Not much from the 3 smigos again.
If Lolley gets injured our threat becomes minimal.

Red Fred



06 Oct 2018 20:25:27
Even though I'm celebrating with far too many beers I'm getting up early tomorrow to read Redinexile's expert ringside analysis of the game.
Can't wait. He'll be absolutely purring ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Red Fred

1.) 06 Oct 2018 21:43:58
Hope the beers are going down well red Fred great team play today hope that carrys on every week no one to fear now in this league as I've said we have the team the tactics were spot on today the subs were spot on just hope we can keep it up ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿป



03 Oct 2018 23:00:12
Spent wisely think what the best part of 20 million could do to strengthen a championship club.
Now think what we got for that investment.
Grabban, a striker that rarely looks interested and obviously doesn't fit into the managers system.
Carvalho, a show pony full of fancy tricks that rarely come off and thinks he's got all the time in the world on the ball before being dispossessed.

Red Fred

1.) 03 Oct 2018 23:15:29
To be honest Fred a lot were saying we have sorted the back four and stopped conceding,really?
We con case nearly every game and tonight were lucky not to be 2 nil down after ten minutes.
No idea what pants was doing from the kick off and he needs dispensing with as he doesn't command his area at all and that's appalling for a goalie of his size.
He's played with a lot sold different players in front of him since he arrived on loan and we concede no matter,he can't reach the half way line with his kicks and is very slow to get down to l8w shots along the turf.
While ever has our goalie we will concede.
Totally agree with grabban,doubt he needs his kit washing as he never broke sweat and have to say calvahalo was awful with his passing and even the lights went out when he tried one flick too much.
Bottom line is when your winning 2 nil you don't expect an experienced goalkeeper to throw the game away,but then again his main experience is reserve team football,get rid and tighten up the defence.

2.) 03 Oct 2018 23:58:16
Donโ€™t always agree with you FF799 but spot on with what you say. Pantilimon is a total liability. Doesnโ€™t get down to low shots and for a keeper his size he should be plucking high balls out of the air for fun. But he doesnโ€™t command his area at all and his distribution was shocking tonight. As well as kicking the ball in to touch several times he took ages to get the ball moving and when he did he gifted them the ball that led to their first goal when we were in control of the game (despite not playing particularly well). Time to give Steele a run fir me. Pantilimon not doing it for me this season and looks worse than when he was on loan at the end of last season. A big concern for me. As is our lack of game management as a team. 2-0 up against Sheffield weds and gift them a way back in to the game. 3-0 up against Stoke then stop doing what got us that lead in the first place. Finishes 3-2. And then the keeper throwing Millwall a lifeline tonight. Not good enough.Rant over.



18 Aug 2018 19:49:49
Have we had our pants pulled down paying 13m for Carvalho or will he come good?
Seen very little from him to suggest he's worth anywhere near that yet and I don't buy this it'll take time for him to adapt to the championship nonsense.
Football is football and he's either good enough or he ain't.
Interested to hear everyone's thoughts.

Red Fred

1.) 18 Aug 2018 20:10:51
Red Fred, what are the winning lottery numbers? It is all guess work. We have to hope he clicks and soon, at the end of the day he is not the only one that is struggling.

2.) 18 Aug 2018 20:11:37
Can't see where the 13 million as come from for him Fred but he's still young lad so might get better and someone seen something in him but soudani looks a snip at 3 I just hope he gets the chance to start next game he over anyone deserves it

3.) 18 Aug 2018 20:16:13
Maybe,we will see. I did just watch the highlights and noticed he won the tackle in midfield then slotted Cash in for the first though.Some may choose to ignore that though.It is only the 4th league game of the season so plenty of time

4.) 18 Aug 2018 20:24:44
I was always sceptical of the 3 Portuguese lads being able to adapt to championship pace ect.
To pay 13m for such a young lad who only started half dozen games for benfica. Seemed a lot.
When that money could of been better spent on proven championship players.
They all look quality in flashes. I'm hoping he comes good. But the other 2 are loans so can be sent back. I'd still bring tomlin back. Scored 3 had 4 assists in bout dozen games.

5.) 18 Aug 2018 21:30:31
5 games for Mr kranky I suggest you put soudani up front with whoever as long as you start him he might just save your job later down the line a great player you have followed and signed so play him ๐Ÿ˜

6.) 18 Aug 2018 22:35:44
I watched carvalho in preseason against bournemouth and i thought he looked really good. So to slate him after 4 games is very harsh. Why not judge him 15-20 games in to the season. Give people a chance for once. Same goes with people slating grabban. The guy has only played 3 games and people are outraged he hasn't scored lol it is ridiculous

7.) 18 Aug 2018 23:37:02
I'm with you Mighty Reds. I saw enough in the WBA game to know this boy is quality.Whoever plays will always get my support.

8.) 19 Aug 2018 00:32:16
the thing is though, can we afford to give them 15-20 games? certainly not all 3.

9.) 19 Aug 2018 02:50:40
Mighty Reds i can not speak for others that moan about Grabban but for me although we all want him to score, my complaint is he is not suited to a lone striking role. He has proven himself last season as a goal scorer, but he is out of his depth as a lone striker.



18 Aug 2018 15:09:58
Are Karanka's pre-match team talks so boring that they send the players to sleep and it takes them 15 minutes to fully wake up?

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09 Oct 2018 13:09:22
They will be relegated by then and we'll be in the automatic promotion places.

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06 Oct 2018 21:00:31
Oh well at least I can have a lie in tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‚.

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04 Jul 2018 14:29:09
Shame he didn't choose Birmingham instead.
Not really excited by this one.
2 decent seasons in his career and probably past his best now.
Villa fans didn't rate him very highly as went missing in big games.
Then there's that ridiculous beard! Oh dear.

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02 May 2018 16:43:22
Yes. I thought he played very well when they beat us 2-0 at City Ground in February.

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07 Apr 2018 20:58:15
Very true. Keeping clean sheets papered over the cracks somewhat.
Apart from the QPR game where everything we hit went in, goals have been as rare as hens teeth. Once the clean sheets dried up it was always going to spell trouble.

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06 Oct 2018 19:14:41
The ref was as bent as a nine Bob note.
He couldn't influence the result though as much as he tried.

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06 Oct 2018 17:07:02
He really has been an inspired signing hasn't he.
Terrific performance and result today.

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03 Oct 2018 22:05:56
Pantilimon is a clown.
Lucky to even get a point after that. An almost embarrassing performance.
Take Lolley out and we've very little attacking flair.
Grabban and Carvalho anonymous.
Murphy should have come on at half time. Osborn should never have gone off.

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29 Sep 2018 16:07:29
Grabnone needs relieving of penalty duties.
Carvalho cannot play away from home.

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25 Sep 2018 13:11:30
Goldfish memory eh Skegsjay? Once round the bowl and You've forgotten ๐Ÿ˜‚.
I suggest you look back on some of your posts.
Nothing but harking back to Warbo and the Dougmeister and slagging of Karanka.
How can that not be seen as you think the club's not progressing?

Red Fred