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28 Jan 2019 21:36:58
We surely will sign some defenders!
Fox due to leave tomorrow, several young defenders now gone out on loan and Ahmedzovic left to Malmo, Hef is our for the season and Dawson for 8 weeks whilst no one seems to know what is wrong with Fig or how long he is out for still and is no getting Worrall back now until Summer so we have Benalouane and Robinson as only two CB for foreseeable future with Janko, Dawinkra and Osbourn (if Robbo is CB) as only fullbacks. surely we need at least two or three more defenders to come in even if only on loan!


1.) 29 Jan 2019 00:04:12
And bena has a broken skull

2.) 29 Jan 2019 11:57:16
Report I have just read states we are looking to bring in 3 new players. 1 full back, 1 midfield and 1 striker.
Would have thought we needed a couple more at the back?
Let's hope the report is incorrect



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!




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14 Jan 2019 16:50:35
Wonder if free agent Gabby Agbonahor might get a call lol.




07 Jan 2019 20:58:55
What would people like to see us try to sign in Jan (position wise)

Personally I would see a centre back maybe on loan as already can see Fox, Dawson and Hef missing games injured, a leftback, a winger and maybe a young striker.


1.) 07 Jan 2019 22:35:23
You forgot keeper. Red rascal.

2.) 08 Jan 2019 05:41:37
The P45’s of half the squad



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




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13 Feb 2019 10:52:48
In the championship there is always ‘tough games coming up’ I actually think the next 7-8 games are winnable and potentially will change everything. We have a fair few home games (which we have done well in most the season) and we haven’t got to play any of top 8 apart from Derby but against Derby form goes out the window a bit.
Is impossible to really predict much in this league but we are looking tough to beat this season and think there are signs we are starting to take chances lately.
Preston away will be hard and Derby but other games coming up I expect us to take quite a few points in and others will drop points as they play each other! I am still believing that we can be this season Fulham!




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13 Feb 2019 10:46:56
I actually feel a little sorry for Mason. He was sold a dud by Gayle and that is bad but he was looking at the ball and players feet for Lolley pen and other officials did nothing. I think VAR need improving before being used but maybe it is time we had 4 or 6 assistants maybe behind goals who are there to help with these big decisions? So often one man (the ref) has to be watching everything and linesmen are rubbish and can’t keep up. this season Forest have had some big decisions go against them. is hard to know the answers but the FA really need to sort it as some decisions this season have been crazy!




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31 Jan 2019 18:28:41
Pretty quick, strong and an eye for goal but a confidence player. First 6 months of last season he was the best striker in the league and looked amazing but faded in final few months of the season. Fans love him at Wolves though and told he always put in a shift even if he doesn’t score but this season he dropped out picture at Wolves due to new signings.
If he hits a goal in first few games he could be a genius signing! If we get a defender or two before 11pm it will be a very good day!!




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31 Jan 2019 15:55:01
Paul Taylor teased we were interested in a winger and Osbourn-Mclean deal looks dead but some press reporting we are interested in Mo Barrow. Quite underwhelming as he blows hot and cold and wasn’t amazing when we had him on loan a few season back.




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31 Jan 2019 12:37:33
Hearing Forest want to keep Osbourn so we are holding out for crazy money. see if Stoke bite or move on





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24 Mar 2019 15:52:30
Byram Benalouane Milosevic. Robinson
Colback Yates
Lolley. Carvalho. Cash





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09 Mar 2019 22:30:22
Murphy wasn’t strong in the air today. Ansarifard won more in last 20 mins that Murph did the previous 60!




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09 Mar 2019 22:29:38
Agree but think Yates and Pele also looked great in that middle of the park. So refreshing to see midfielders who can tackle and pass and have energy at both ends. Looking very solid and hard to break down and beat now if we can find a way to create more up front we could be on a winner and for me that is Martins next task, work with Carvalho so he can do the job needed and fit into this team! Showed today what he can do! Onwards and upwards!




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24 Feb 2019 18:52:12
Prutton always predicts wrong and often against Forest. Liked him as a player but he sucks as a commentator and pundit!




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24 Feb 2019 18:50:22
You never can take anything for granted in this league, Bristol have come out of nowhere since mid December to look odds on now for play offs but after yesterday they might stutter, I thought Boro and Derby were dropping form and we could capitalise but Boro seem to be back on it and think realistically is most likely a 4 way battle for last play off position between us, Derby, Bristol and Brum. however if one of the mid table teams like Preston (who are in form) or Villa (who have the squad on paper) make a late rush who knows. can’t see Norwich, Shef U, Leeds or WBA not finishing in top 6 though really. tomorrow is huge game as whoever gets those play offs spots need strong end to season and not only is it a 6 pointer but a win over the sheep will rally squad and fans and could light fire for a run of good form in theory!