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26 Jun 2018 00:01:04
Heard a rumour we are one of several clubs showing an interest in N'diaye who was on loan at Wolves last season. The Senegal international won't be going back to Wolves by look of it but played 30 games in the championship and was the holding midfielder in last seasons champions! We certainly could do with a tough holding player like this and in my opinion this would be a great buy. Personally not sure it will happen as would think a few bigger clubs may be in for him too but who knows with the way we are going!




05 Feb 2018 23:35:47
Hearing Bassong, the former Newcastle, Spurs and Norwich Defender and Cameroon international, is another possible free transfer target! Can play centre back or Leftback and very experienced at 31 still got a few decent years in him, might want big wages but decent player in my eyes maybe just on a short term deal until end of season?


1.) 06 Feb 2018 00:27:34
What are we? scrap yard for old pros wanting a last pay day?
Karanka s had seven signings without picking up hitchikers.
He needs to focus on sorting out the defence and showing our jolly giant how to catch the ball and cover his near post.
He needs to show them where the opposition's goal is and get there as fast as you can.

He needs to show worrrall how to trap a ball.
Do the job you've been bought here for,youve been given enough extra tools to work with.
No more journeyman freebies it don't work.

2.) 06 Feb 2018 07:47:53
Your man should of done this with worrall your man also had 9months to sort the defence.yet you think karanka has had a couple of weeks and you think he should of sorted it by now!brilliant

3.) 06 Feb 2018 10:27:02
Just keep bringing in the out of work unfit players then Sutton.
These out of work footballers are a waste of space,Out of work for a reason,they're not good enough anymore,they've been there done that and got the t-shirt.
No hunger left in em?it's just another pay day.

4.) 06 Feb 2018 12:53:07
I think we're assuming a lot about these guys, like they're just here for the money. Look at Dejagah; out of contract for weeks but obviously kept himself in shape enough for 30 minutes of Championship footy two days after getting here. I'm backing them all to be a great success.

5.) 06 Feb 2018 17:04:52
FF79 is getting very shirty in his old age!

Some of the free agents were injured come contract expiry day and not renewed.

I trust Karanka over Warburton to pick up a player who can hit the ground running at left back in this league.

6.) 06 Feb 2018 20:16:07
Lets give em all a chance eh before flushing them down the pan.

Karanka is not a fool, let's see what the and the team can do between now and the end of the season.

7.) 06 Feb 2018 20:48:11
Bassong is woeful. Norwich were glad to be rid. I may be wrong but was Bassong not part of more than one relegated first team squads (different clubs). A bit Lescott esque?

8.) 06 Feb 2018 21:56:14
Not really red,i just don't share your confidence in Karanka.
Know the tactics and can't see were the goals will come from.
Just hope tomlin can do some magic,fitness being the issue though.
Not so long ago you were applauding Warburton and his vision of the future.
I hope Karanka proves me wrong starting against hull,a must win game



23 Jan 2018 23:56:36
Seen a few reports about us looking at this Algerian lad Soudani from Zagreb.
30 year old who scoring record is very impressive with more than 1 goal ever 2 games and top scorer in Russia and at national level.
Might be worth a punt but hard to know if he will transfer that form to Championship and don't want another Djebbour!
Reports in Russia saying we might be lining up a 2 million bid.


1.) 24 Jan 2018 00:11:06
Since when was Zagreb in Russia? 🤔🤔

2.) 24 Jan 2018 06:19:21
Forest don’t have much look with Algerian players.

3.) 24 Jan 2018 07:35:39
Which of our many manager bought Djjabour in?

4.) 24 Jan 2018 07:38:35
That luck has to change at somepoint but I think it's all paper talk I think we will only sign experienced champo players in this window and the foreign gambles in the summer as that will make integration that little bit easier

5.) 24 Jan 2018 10:55:09
But on the other hand if he turned out to be another Riyad Mahrez! That's the risk you take with any signing, I mean it's not like we've had any English, Spanish, French ect players who have flopped is it? Saying don't sign an Algerian player because he might be like Djebbour is like saying don't sign another English player because he might be like Mills.

6.) 24 Jan 2018 11:19:58
Completely agree Red Tech.

7.) 24 Jan 2018 11:34:12
so long as we sign him for less than million
And don't put him on silly wages. Like we did with other 2 Algerians

8.) 24 Jan 2018 11:46:00
I think his club want £2m

9.) 24 Jan 2018 11:56:14
Saying we don’t do well with Algerian signings seems to forget Adlene Guediora somewhat.

10.) 24 Jan 2018 13:20:22
I wouldn't be paying 2m for him.
He's coming from noddy league. On par with Scottish premier.
2 million could be better spent.

11.) 24 Jan 2018 16:57:53
This lad looks a lot more prolific than Djjabour to be honest. .49 international goals in 39 appearances!

12.) 24 Jan 2018 21:12:31
21 goals in 39 international is the true figure,68 in 162 appearances for Zagreb

13.) 25 Jan 2018 07:26:23
2m is very steep and at 30 he isn't getting any younger for a striker.



10 Jan 2018 12:35:52
Ryan Yates has signed a new two year contract with the club after impressing out on loan at County. Could have a huge future with the club.


1.) 10 Jan 2018 13:46:21
I'm pleased about that :)

At least it prevents us having to sell him because he only had 6 months left on his contract. That would have meant us pulling him from county and despite what county supporters think. We do actually want them to do well :)

Hope he can continue to progress :)

2.) 10 Jan 2018 16:23:18
Looks like he's moved to Scunny. :/

Disappointed with that but I guess it'll be good for his development and more money for the club.

3.) 10 Jan 2018 16:40:23
He's only going to scunny on loan,signing new three year contract with forest.

4.) 10 Jan 2018 20:07:55
Yes, I know.

Disappointed that he's not at Notts. I rather enjoyed seeing the forest lads doing well over the river.

I hoped we were building a good relationship so we could loan out more players and benefit as a city.
If they don't win promotion we will be blamed and they might be partially right.

5.) 10 Jan 2018 20:29:04
Another good stepping stone for Yates though,up another league with a side pushing for promotion.
I know Notts fans rate him highly,but the lad wants to make it with forest and this will be a good move and test for him during his development.

6.) 10 Jan 2018 20:31:07
Scunny are League 1 so is a step up guess if he makes the step up there and impresses like he has done in League 2 for County then he might be given chance next season for Forest!



31 Aug 2017 14:00:45
Heard in Italian press that we made an enquiry for Genoa Leftback Davide Brivio yesterday. Experienced in Series B and limited Series A experience, is 29 and former Italy youth international but not getting games at Genoa. No bid made as yet just interest.


1.) 31 Aug 2017 14:21:59
I am just trying to picture Frank McP and his telephone manner with this approach?
It is you we're looking for?
I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your smile
You're all I've ever wanted
And my arms are open wide

COYR's Bravo Brivio Frank (Lionel) McParland

2.) 31 Aug 2017 18:34:32
If we got a new CB in,I'll be "Dancing On The Ceiling!!"

3.) 31 Aug 2017 19:07:13
Rogie we have a centre forward called Doddoo so ""Wake me up before you GoGo"!

4.) 31 Aug 2017 20:27:21
Maybe it's just a "Careless Whisper!!" 😂😂😂




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24 Aug 2018 13:42:19
I think it is crazy that we are considering moving Worrall or Brereton on!
These kids (like Cash and Osbourn to come extent) came into a team struggling near the bottom of the league and played very well. In fact they were over the last few seasons some of our best players making experiences pros look lazy and lacking in quality. This lend to some big rumours about their future.
I know we have now bought in more experience and class but am I the only one right now who would like to see how Brereton or Worrall would do with quality like Pants, Byram, Dawson etc by their side or with a fit and in form Geddy or Carvalho or Soudani playing passes to Brereton feet?
I felt in the last few seasons we relied to heavily on kids and put too much pressure on them but now I worry we will regret it we move them on and are left with old has been a who will retire soon.
Replacing Brereton with Defoe as someone suggested is like replacing your 55 inch LG smart TV with a Fujitsu and a Betamax.


1.) 24 Aug 2018 14:29:30
I agree with all that. Up to your last paragraph. I'd take loaning Brereton out and getting Defoe in for the season in a heartbeat.

2.) 24 Aug 2018 14:39:56
I agree with all that too Red Rascal, except nothing beats an ITT model!!! 📺📺📺😂😂😂

3.) 24 Aug 2018 16:12:24
If Worrall goes on loan to Rangers it will be the making of him playing in such a high pressure goldfish bowl that is Glasgow.
He will come back a £20m defender as he will have improved his concentration levels which is the main thing missing from his game. He might even learn how to score a few?

They should send Brereton up there on loan as well as his confidence will go through the roof and his value!.
There you go I've just improved their value by £20m so why all the moaning?

Cummings and McKay struggle because neither can cope with week in week out big match pressure

4.) 24 Aug 2018 17:59:19
In that case Cummings !Mckay who played up for a few years should be brimming with confidence ,confidence is usually down to the manager to install ,simple as that.

5.) 24 Aug 2018 19:42:01
I don't think that the SPFL is any better than league one as a whole. I am not sure how much they would benefit from it.

6.) 25 Aug 2018 15:27:28
I would be happy for young lads to go out on loan but it sounds like we could cash in and for less money than has been turned down (rumoured) than past offers! Seems madness to me. We better have some big extras (sell on etc) on top. Also if Brereton goes I feel we are light on strikers! Murphy will not stay fit all season at his age. Soudani isn’t an out and out striker (nither is Clough if he even stays) and Vellios isn’t even in the squad now so that leaves just Grabban really!?!
I don’t see logic here, we MUST get someone in maybe even two unless is Karanka planning on playing The Hef up front?



20 Aug 2018 12:30:09
What about trying 3-4-3 with Hef, Fox and Robinson as back 3 then Cash Geddy Carvalho and Osbourn as 4 and Soudani, Grabban and Lolley or similar.


1.) 20 Aug 2018 21:45:20
I'd go with a 442 formation at present at least at home
Byram Dawson fox Robinson
Cash geddy colback lolley
Soudani grabbon
Brereton osbourne Dias Watson calvalho concalves
Fig Hef
Then it's upto these subs to take there chance when they get it.

2.) 20 Aug 2018 21:47:58
Like i idea of that formation and if we did play that i woukd go for

Fox (lcb)
Fig (rcb)
Dawson (cb)
Cash (RWB)
Robinson (LWB)
Colbeck (CM)
Carvahlo (CM)
Lolley (LW)
Soudia (RW)
Grabbon (ST)

3.) 21 Aug 2018 05:28:25
I would like the team on Saturday to be
colback or Watson


I would go 4/4/2 at home but let's be honest karanka is never going to play 2 up top.



04 Jul 2018 12:36:57
Joe Worrall has posted a photo of him and Armand Traoure on Instagram together watching the England game. I had presumed Traoure was in his way out as hasn't been seen with squad at training camp this week however he did miss the World Cup due to injury (he was in Senegal's squad for their friendlies pre-tournament) so maybe he isn't fit. could he still be in Forests plans? He wouldn't be bad to keep about as can cover in back three or leftwing back and after his loan at Cardiff, where he played well at Left wingback, having experienced promotion he should be high on confidence!


1.) 04 Jul 2018 15:26:24
I would rather see him go. I feel he is past his best and injury prone. Now we have Robinson and Osborn (possibly another signing such as Fabio) who can play that role.

Mid-table championship side or League 1 would be better for him



27 Jun 2018 02:33:04
Anyone else been looking at pictures from training in last few days? Few interesting things. at the moment no sign of Bouchalakis, Kapino, Cummings or Manchienne. Could be due to injuries or they aren't in plans. On Vellios Instagram he is still in Greece so unless he is injured he seems to be not wanted.
Clough, Murphy, Smith have all been involved as have a few kids, Appiah, Ahmedzodvic and Edser.


{Ed001's Note - hasn't Bouchalakis been sent to Greece on loan to your owner's other club?}

1.) 27 Jun 2018 09:10:42
Where can I find the latest photos? Cheers




21 Mar 2018 16:51:22
Was just looking at some other leagues in Europe and noticed Twente are bottom of the Dutch league however after reading a few reports I saw that one of Twentes few stand out performers this season with 3 goals, a 83% pass accuracy, starting 24 of 28 games is no other than Forest loanee, Thomas Lam, a forgotten man!
He is still just 24 and maybe if he has put some muscle on he might be due another chance under AK next season? He has mostly played this season as a defensive midfielder though had also played at centre back too. I had completely forgotten he was still on our books!


1.) 21 Mar 2018 19:16:43
Agreed he could develop into a box to box midfielder but the we will have Ryan Yeats pushing for a place next season.

2.) 22 Mar 2018 02:11:34
Yes if some of these lads have grown in strength and confidence out on loan maybe AK will bring them back before buying in certain positions. If we have Watson, Bridcutt, Geddy, Yates and Lam do we need to look elsewhere if Colback won’t sign or we aren’t willing to meet asking price?
If Tomlin signs will him and Clough be enough in attacking midfield, Osbourn, Lolley could also fill in there and if Grant or Walker return will they get a chance or will he cut loses with them. Also is it time to give Appiah and Edser a chance in the first team and Ahmedazovic next season? Personally I think the only major position we are crying out for is Leftback but if Fuentes proves himself before the end of the season with Osbourn and potentially even Lichij will AK feel that isn’t priority?!? Will be interesting to see and interesting to see who performs in pre-season too. Could Cummings come back or will Gomis step up? So many questions!!

3.) 22 Mar 2018 07:49:54
As it stands we have 34 players plus 4 loans in first team squad and that's not sustainable.
Take away Hobbs ward Henderson Cohen and Vaughan Fuentes dedeggah.
Still leaves 27 which is too large,so there will be a lot of departures.
Appiah Yates gomis edser aren't ready for this league and a promotion push,which is what is required by the owners,so he will buy.
He'll probably get pants on a free as he fourth choice and not wanted at Watford.
Then he'll sign a right back a left back centre back winger two midfielders and two strikers imo.
Eric traore manciene walker clough vellios Murphy Cummings ariybi evtimov boukalakis and maybe McKay will be moved on to make way for these new players who will most likely be proven championship players.
The kids coming through will have to wait as it's the premier that's the required goal and they won't get us there.

4.) 22 Mar 2018 13:37:18
Would personally be happy if we can sign Tomlin, Pants and Colback or a similar style of player in midfield. Sell Manchienne, Bouchalakis, Cummings, Traoure, Grant, Vellios, Evtimov, Ariyibi and Mckay. Buy a striker or two and a Left Back and a winger. If we sell Lichij then buy a right back if we can get decent deal. I would keep Clough for now and loan out Smith, Walker and Mcdonagh again and look to send Edser, Gomis, Appiah and Adhemazovic our on loans and bring Yates into first time setup. If we could get a real proven striker or two I would consider loaning our Brereton too.

5.) 22 Mar 2018 13:42:27
He's a good option if we cannot keep Colback, I like the idea of Watson and Lam in front of the back four. I'm also a big Geddy fan though so I'm not sure where they'd all fit in. One thing is for sure is next season we'll have great strength in depth across the pitch if AK can get a goal scorer in.

6.) 22 Mar 2018 13:42:27
He's a good option if we cannot keep Colback, I like the idea of Watson and Lam in front of the back four. I'm also a big Geddy fan though so I'm not sure where they'd all fit in. One thing is for sure is next season we'll have great strength in depth across the pitch if AK can get a goal scorer in.

7.) 22 Mar 2018 18:31:17
Lam . . are you being serious?

8.) 22 Mar 2018 22:35:21
Lam always had a good pass on him but was prone to the odd mistake and got pushed around a bit. he was a bit like Fox! AK has completely changed players mentalities and work ethics, having played a season away coming back to Forest whose to say Lam couldn’t also be a different player? Certainly worth a look before signing expensive players. I like Colback but his wages alone would be huge for us.

9.) 22 Mar 2018 23:28:59
Lam was prone to a lot of mistakes
Remember his debut against Burton
Scored a great goal but gave away two and continued to give goals away.
Too lightweight for me and same goes for clough and grant.
Karanka seems to like tall physical players and to be honest so does Warnock Bruce and Pullis and it's got them to the big time.
Lam has been tried and would be a step backwards.
We won't be signing expensive players anyway as they command expensive wages.
We need to get at least ten out of the door and lam is one of them he's not even as good as boukalakis and he needs offloading as well.

10.) 23 Mar 2018 00:01:44
I don't know what's wrong.Just lately I find myself agreeing with you 79 more and more.Sure it will be short lived 😂 . Regarding Lam,even without Watson, Colback,Guedioura,Bridcutt,Vaughan, i'd rather give Yates or Edser a run than play him.Sorry but he is one that has to go.




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24 Oct 2018 14:19:15
Bruce is awful. Certainly no better than AK, look at the squad he had at Villa! AK is doing ok but needs to be less cautionous, when we play more open and he picks attacking team (ie not Watson and Colback together!)) we have played some very nice football under him but he chickens out and tries to play safe too often and it keeps backfiring. I hope he gets at least until Easter but in modern times a few bad results and your gone! I think this squad is good enough, just not convinced 100% that AK can do the business with them but he detserves time and people offended by his comments regarding a fans should shut up moaning and support the team. I have hated most our fans for years. Moved my season ticket place on a yearly these days due to always having some negative nonce behind me lol
When fans stick with team and get behind players and the city ground is bouncing we always dominate and win. AK probably over estimates how important the crowd attitude is but fans under estimate as some games the dead or negative attitude in stands does certainly seep on to players on pitch.




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30 Aug 2018 16:50:51
If Murphy plays like he did last night and stays fit and Soudani too plus Grabban finds form we will be ok. I can see Cash, Lolley, Dias and Carvalho all chipping in with goals. The worry is fitness as none of them are spring chickens and if we had two or even all three injured at once we would have to give Appiah or Gomis runs and that ruined Brereton I think. He had so much pressure on Jim to score due to having to play cause we had no other options. Karanka has said Today however that if players don’t leave and train well they could be given a chance so maybe Vellios and Clough could still have a future if they applied themselves. The other option is putting Hef up front, he did play as striker for Huddersfield a few times.




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20 Aug 2018 12:12:37
I watched Brereton very closely at the end of last season when he was playing ever game and though he didn’t score his runs were good and he improved and scored a few good goals in the last few games. Forest shouldn’t sell him. I am not convinced by Grabban or Murphy and both are older and won’t be around for more than a few more seasons. Loaning Brereton might help him but in my eyes he could be our 30 goal striker within 2-4 seasons if he continues his growth. Personally I would be playing him at the moment as think with lads like Carvalho and Dias etc around him and team in high spirits he would get goals.




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01 Aug 2018 17:53:11
Good business in my eyes. Solid and experienced backup in Steele and to make 1m Euros off Kapino is good.

Emitov, Henderson will both go whilst Erlanderson will be loaned. Smith will be third choice unless Championship Club come in for him on loan.

Clough, Manchienne and Vellios will all go out before deadline either on loan or perminant.

Only signing now might be rightback on loan.

Good summer though! Excited for season!




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05 Jul 2018 19:01:45
Kapino - 250K
Manchienne - 750K
Bouch - 300K
McKay - 500K
Ward - Free
Traoure - 300K
Cummings - 800K
Vellios - 500K
Grant - 1m
Lam - 650K (he is international, still under 25 and had a solid season on loan in Holland last year)
Ariyibi - 200K

That’s maximum of 5.25m.

Clough, Yates, Admedzodvic, Edser and Crookes May all go out on loan. Murphy, Darinkwa and Osbourn are going nowhere!





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19 Oct 2018 10:22:15
I think Cummings still has some potential and it was his immature attitude that turned AK off which is why he got loaned out as if he grows up he potential could still be seen in Garabaldi one day but after a amazing start on loan he has faded and isn’t even starting many games which I wonder if that is due to attitude! McKay was light weight and though had a few tricks up his sleeve I think his attitude was awful. Looked like he didn’t care and was lazy and moody towards end of last season. Dias, Carvalho etc have much more positive attitudes and better work ethic.




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19 Oct 2018 10:17:30
Get Burke on loan with view to perm move it Summer. He never wanted to leave really but club pushed move through as needed the money. He will either be so low on confidence that he won’t get a look in over Cash, Lolley, Dias etc or he will come home and suddenly feel comfortable and at home and go straight back to the player we sold and provide very strong competition in the squad!




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25 Aug 2018 15:27:28
I would be happy for young lads to go out on loan but it sounds like we could cash in and for less money than has been turned down (rumoured) than past offers! Seems madness to me. We better have some big extras (sell on etc) on top. Also if Brereton goes I feel we are light on strikers! Murphy will not stay fit all season at his age. Soudani isn’t an out and out striker (nither is Clough if he even stays) and Vellios isn’t even in the squad now so that leaves just Grabban really!?!
I don’t see logic here, we MUST get someone in maybe even two unless is Karanka planning on playing The Hef up front?




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05 Jul 2018 19:06:52
Grabban deal is done really and he was top target but would look at loaning Britt is he has fallen out with option to buy at the end of season as doubt we could afford him after spending a lot already. If we had Grabban, Britt, Brereton, Souldani and Murphy that is a great set of options up top and mixture of styles and ages. A few can play other positions too.




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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!