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Team: Nottingham Forest

Where from: Nottingham

Favourite player: Joe Baker

Best team moment: So many but Ian Storey_Moore s winner v Everton 6th round FA cup 1967 3 2 . I was in the Trent End just behind the Everton goal

Interests: Football,Cricket, Rugby union and league, reading mainly English literature, history archaeology plus travel

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11 Aug 2018 23:20:14
Don't worry fellow trickies we were playing a team that were well organized had had 8 days rest as opposed to our 3 days after high intensity games v Wba and Bristol City. I thought Geddy, Grabba, Carvalho and Dias particularly were running on empty but luckily Colback, Fox (immaculate today), Figgy Darikwa, and the subs Soundani and Cash stepped up to the plate to cover for their tired colleagues. I'm a fan of Benny Osbourne but he's not a left back (too small and lacks pace) and he will cost us goals over the season. So give the boys a rest and team for Bury should be Smith, Byrom, Watson, Dawson, Bridcutt, Brereton, Worrall, Heffer, supplemented by a few academy lads like Yates, Gomis etc. Great result today against a fresh team.


1.) 12 Aug 2018 09:51:27
Agreed Stokey,completely different 11 for Bury.Give the new boys a run out.Maybe try 3 at the back.Give Brereton and Soudani 90 mins as well.



11 Feb 2018 13:56:37
Well fellow trickies, these are dark days indeed! I got caught in the queue on the A50 yesterday and missed the first 20 minutes and by the end of the game I wished I'd missed the next 70 as well! I think it was Einstein who said it's the height of scientific folly / madness to keep doing the same things and expect a different outcome.

The bulk of the team (and I'm not talking about Tomlin here) were the same as the crew who took part in the Preston, Sheffield Wednesday, Hull in the cup disasters! So for me it's; drop Mancienne, Fox, Dowell for starters and bring in the newbies, fit or not, like Watson and the new centre back and left back plus a bit of zip down the wings with Lolley and the Ex fulham winger.

Osbourne is wasted on the wing with his lack of pace. Only Cashy and Colback deserve to keep their place on yesterday's performance, Tomlin looked good but clearly not fit, Vellious isolated and don't even get me started on conceding a headed goal inside the six yard box from a corner with a 6 ft 8 goalie! I think we'll stay up but it's time for some drastic surgery!


1.) 11 Feb 2018 14:24:07
Think you are spot on with your analysis of yesterday's woeful effort, the only addition I would include would be two up front. Having said that to be fair to Vellios, we gave him no service and twice zero is still zero!

2.) 11 Feb 2018 15:34:37
is there a clause in Dowell's contract that he has to play?
He was woeful yesterday but played the whole game
AK says changes will be made so Saturday at 2 o'clock will be interesting when the team is announced

3.) 11 Feb 2018 16:05:51
Dowell has been the worst player in the team for the last 8 games or so. If there is a clause that states he has to play every game then send him back to Everton

4.) 11 Feb 2018 16:42:01
got to agree Pc76, they raved about him when he bagged 3 against Hull at tgeolir place but done very little since
New players in so let him go and save a few quid

5.) 11 Feb 2018 17:54:27
Stoked, agree but Osborn is dire ste the minute

6.) 12 Feb 2018 08:50:49
The best game Osborn played for Forest was off the striker why not try again.



02 Jan 2018 22:46:42
Was going to post this after Sunderland game but got lost in the turmoil of it being Warbos last game! Just felt sorry for Vaughn, best player on the pitch, didn't waste a pass and didn't stop working for the team in a losing cause, but ended up at 5 ft 7 trying to defend the cross against a couple of 6 footers because Mancienne had gone walkabout! Also thought the goal was a microcosm of Forests defending this season with an innocuous break then Lichaj and Brereton not pressing their winger who had all the time in the world to cross the ball! Idleness and slackness which I think Karanka would stamp out very quickly!


1.) 03 Jan 2018 00:02:37
No thanks to more drip drip drip football!

2.) 03 Jan 2018 00:50:03
Stokey, McGeady is 5'11", even a 5'7" midfielder could've jumped with him and put off his header. Trouble is no one was marking him, we may as well have given him the key to the City (ground).

3.) 03 Jan 2018 08:03:27
Said it all stokey,Whoever comes in will have bring on a couple of strong midfielders to replace the likes of Vaughan,too small to weak and to old.
Any side that gives the ball away cheaply in midfield will get punished.we do it all the time.
Manciene the same to weak.

4.) 03 Jan 2018 12:30:55
Ha ha ff79 we agree again. Its becoming a habitπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

5.) 03 Jan 2018 23:15:50
Any players signed this window should have pace as we attack to slow! Also taller players welcome as we have no threat from corners / dead ball situations.



22 Oct 2017 00:39:06
By the way what's our Nigel going on about saying post match "we can't bemoan referee ing decisions". He can't because, though I think Stroud is usually poor, today he got most things right today including the shout against Jordan Smith for a penalty when he clearly got the ball first before clattering into the Burton lad.


1.) 22 Oct 2017 09:23:25
Was it smith who clattered dyer or dyer who clattered smith or both ran into each other.both running towards the ball both making and attempt to get the ball but smith got there can’t stop mid air.even Phil brown said it was a penalty,imagine of that was given agaisnt clough and brown!

2.) 22 Oct 2017 23:34:14
Was in my seat directly in line with it,far as I'm concerned two honest players going for the ball.
Smith got his fist to it first.
His he then supposed to do a double summalsolt to jump over the player coming at him.?
Good goalkeeping and more importantly,good decision making from a young goalkeeper



17 Sep 2017 22:40:51
Suggested team v Chelsea working on the premises that firstly we want to prioritise game v Villa on Saturday, secondly give our fringe players a run out and lastly to keep the score down to a respectable level to maintain our morale bearing in mind we won't see much of the ball in all probability I'd go 4231 with Henderson lichaj rb Hobbes ancients central and Fox left back, then 2 defensive midfielders Vaughn Bouchalakis (even risk young Edser if Vaughn not fit) then Ward (if fit) or Carayol left, Clough central and Cummings right with Velious up top subs walker, and a couple of the academy lads like Gomiz, Ahadomedvic? Mighten? Thoughts, fellow trickies?


1.) 17 Sep 2017 23:06:54
Think we could be in for a tonking Wednesday night.
Hazard will start apparently. MW will try and go toe to toe with them and I fear a cricket score.
Hope I'm wrong.

2.) 17 Sep 2017 23:11:46
Spellchecker alert Mancienne came out as "ancients" for some reason probably because of the ancient git typing it!

3.) 18 Sep 2017 16:22:54
I put a cheeky 10 on us doing Chelsea 2-1

4.) 19 Sep 2017 19:17:08
Lichaj Hobbs Fox Traore
Edser Vaughan
Carayol Clough Ward




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10 Oct 2018 15:34:04
I'm shocked and surprised that Anderlecht are one of the Belgian clubs being investigated for fraud NOT!


1.) 10 Oct 2018 19:22:58
That club should have been kicked out of football completely decades ago.

2.) 10 Oct 2018 20:38:10
I look forward to the day when football's governing bodies actually grow a pair! Although I will not be holding my breath.

3.) 10 Oct 2018 22:26:34
If what happened to us that night in Belgium had happened to arsenal or spurs a much bigger deal would have been made of it.cos it was forest it was quickly forgotten it was an absolute disgrace, and Anderlecht should had at least a lengthy retrospective European competition ban.

4.) 11 Oct 2018 07:07:24
Totally agree about the " big clubs" Stevie.I think Anderlecht for banned for a season. Punitive if you ask me!

5.) 11 Oct 2018 11:13:57
Lol evidently someone on here thinks what anderlecht did was ok judging by the thumbs down I got

{Ed001's Note - could you remind me (and anyone out there who doesn't know) what they did?}

6.) 11 Oct 2018 11:38:50
Only bribed a ref ed

{Ed001's Note - that's right, sorry it had slipped my mind. Thank you. I knew it was something major, but you know when it just won't come to mind when you think of it? The harder you try and remember the more it eludes you.}

7.) 11 Oct 2018 12:11:25
Ed know that feeling well mate lol

{Ed001's Note - at least now I am getting older I have an excuse for forgetting.}

8.) 11 Oct 2018 16:55:27
Sorry, what was your name again?



04 Oct 2018 13:07:24
Hate to say this fellow reds but Prutton was right in his prediction! "You never know what you're going to get with Forest. Going for a draw" (ok he said 1 1 not 2 2!)


1.) 04 Oct 2018 15:21:19
Don't you just hate it when some smart ar-e gets it right for once. Can't guess what he forecasts for Saturday.

2.) 04 Oct 2018 16:55:21
Don't think you need to be a genius to put us down for a draw most weeks,there is a bit of a pattern that's developed since karanka arrivedπŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ˜



05 Sep 2018 13:17:40
Just a few suggested do s and don't for our Aitor and for discussion fellow trickies
Firstly, don't play 2 holding midfielders who do the same job is Colback AND Watson but rather have one holding either Colback or Briddcutt or the new Greek lad and one box to box midfielder either Geddy or Yates.
Secondly, don't pick players carrying injuries which Lolley and Grabban clearly were on Saturday.
Thirdly do start Cash!
Fourthly do get the full back backs, particularly young Darikwa to work harder on their defensive duties, getting closer to their singers and cutting out crosses.
Fifthly, its ok having a defensive set up but it should be aggressive pressing defence with the aim of winning the ball back quickly and high up the pitch so don't pick Watson his legs have gone, ditto Murphy except as impact sub.
Finally do try 3 centre backs to cut out all the headed and set piece goals we concede probably Dawson and Heffalump with Fox sweeping up and getting us going like the old fashioned liberal to utilize his distribution. Don't just park the bus but use defence as a springboard to fast counter attack like Clough used to do. (ok we haven't got tireless midfield hunters like On Neill, Bowyer Archie Gemmill etc but you get the picture) .!


1.) 05 Sep 2018 13:32:22
You forgot finaly finaly he won't listen and proceeds with his own stubborn way at the minute its looking like project scrap heap

2.) 05 Sep 2018 16:06:35
Singers = wingers

Liberal = libero
Predictive text is my personal curse! Apologies! Plus I hope you are wrong Skegs but the signs aren't good!



23 Aug 2018 10:56:34
Brum will basically pump high balls into our box for their big lads Jutewzki and Bogle up top from their 2 pacy wingers plus Harlee Dean from set pieces. In view of our aerial weakness would a recall for Dawson and Heffalump be on the cards plus 2 proper full backs Byrom and Robinson to nullify the threat out wide? Thoughts?


1.) 23 Aug 2018 11:12:05
Totally agree.

2.) 23 Aug 2018 11:12:52
Well the back four aren't defending as a unit stokey and I'd also question the goalkeeper.
Figs and fox look the part with the ball,but I'm not convinced with there defending ability.

3.) 23 Aug 2018 11:53:35
I would certainly go with Dawson and Heff.

4.) 23 Aug 2018 11:53:38
Fox liked the Reading players as he was often hugging them.

5.) 23 Aug 2018 12:45:32
Stoney Red, think I'll just order more Beta Blockers for Saturday then! πŸš‘πŸš‘πŸš‘

6.) 23 Aug 2018 13:09:02
I'm in 2 minds myself. It's a big call to replace your entire back 4 and I don't think he 'll do it. I'm always mindful of Cloughies dictum that we let the opposition worry about us not the other way round. But there's definitely the "horses for courses" argument also. By the way Stags and Rogie very funny,I know exactly what you mean lol!

7.) 23 Aug 2018 14:04:16
Ayup Stags. Tactile tactics!

8.) 23 Aug 2018 14:14:29
Stokey when you had a defence like Shilton Anderson,Clarke llloyd burns you could afford to have Brian’s dictum sadly Ak doesn’t have that luxury don’t think too many sweat over us at the mo

9.) 23 Aug 2018 17:14:43
Yes,couldn't agree more Stevie! Plus Cloughie couldn't change his team much because his entire squad was only 14 or 15 strong unlike Krankys 2 players for each position strategy and 30 man squad

10.) 23 Aug 2018 17:45:57
Brentford looked very good against the villa last night very unlucky not to win just saying.

11.) 23 Aug 2018 18:07:57
Aps we looked brilliant against WBA, just saying.

12.) 23 Aug 2018 19:11:21
Maupay banned for Forest away to Brentford, hopefully they have to play with 10 men.😁 #bogeyside

13.) 23 Aug 2018 19:22:33
SDR Warburton got us to beat them at their place if we lose to them under Aitor will there a clamour for Warburton to be brought back. 😁

14.) 23 Aug 2018 20:02:20
Stags next you'll be telling us that Brentford owe their present position to Warbler!

15.) 23 Aug 2018 20:16:33
With karanka on 23.1 win rate and Warburton on 40.54 why would you bring him back?πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ˜

16.) 23 Aug 2018 20:47:59
Sgetty tongue was in cheek. Ff at the rate of knots we were losing games in the end how long before Warburtons win rate dropped to 10%

17.) 23 Aug 2018 21:10:34
Quite a while and no expensive purches?πŸ€”



16 Aug 2018 11:29:47
Aitor means "Good Father" and "Founder of Basques"! Two more reasons to support our great Leader imo!


1.) 16 Aug 2018 12:04:15
And "Krankie" means Jimmy!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

2.) 16 Aug 2018 12:07:20
Does that mean that there will be a contract taken out on those that fail to comply?

3.) 16 Aug 2018 12:27:16
Give it a few weeks and the players who continue to be overlooked might not think he,s the daddy ,human nature ,the squads much to big to keep them all happy!

4.) 16 Aug 2018 12:57:34
Don't put all your Basques in one Exit.

5.) 16 Aug 2018 16:49:31
If we were to have a poll for the funniest posts bse that would have amongst them.




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30 May 2018 23:36:06
Incidentally those of us who want to cash in on our academy products should remember that Dawson,Reid,Jenas,Lascelles etc have had their best years at other clubs and we have not reaped the long term benefits of our nurturing. Short term profits can lead to long term decline!




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12 May 2018 22:49:03
Retford can't remember Smith making many mistakes and he kept us up last season v Ipswich. Hasn't done much wrong and suddenly he's 3rd choice.I feel sorry for him,very unlucky imo.Hopefully he 'll keep working and prove AK wrong. Must be a bit demotivatedthough but he's young and will bounce back.




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25 Feb 2018 11:42:51
Great win and some great eye catching goals as well.I've got to respectfully take issue with you Clough over your Holloway comments though! Didn't he say Forest fans were a "class act" when we applauded his play off winning Blackpool team at the City Ground when they d deservedly beat us? Of course,he is as mad as a box of frogs but great fun and like his team's usually very entertaining!




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17 Jan 2018 21:51:34
Very good Red! Lol!




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10 Jan 2018 21:05:27
Imo great news but if he's not performing Clough and Osbourne can do his role as attacking midfielder probably Cashy as well. That,in my book,is good competition and should the lad on his toes!





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05 Sep 2018 16:06:35
Singers = wingers

Liberal = libero
Predictive text is my personal curse! Apologies! Plus I hope you are wrong Skegs but the signs aren't good!




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03 Sep 2018 21:48:42
Watson on Brentford game "we showed them too much respect". May I translate? "We all bust a gut to beat Newcastle on Wednesday on Sky Sports and now we are knackered and can't be bothered to do the same in front of a few thousand fans in some football backwater". Karanka "we need more consistancy" translates as "I can get my players motivated for glamour games like west brom and Newcastle but not the bread and butter stuff against Birmingham and Brentford who's players are on a quarter of the wages my stars are getting but work twice as hard". Does that sound about right?




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23 Aug 2018 17:14:43
Yes,couldn't agree more Stevie! Plus Cloughie couldn't change his team much because his entire squad was only 14 or 15 strong unlike Krankys 2 players for each position strategy and 30 man squad




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23 Aug 2018 13:09:02
I'm in 2 minds myself. It's a big call to replace your entire back 4 and I don't think he 'll do it. I'm always mindful of Cloughies dictum that we let the opposition worry about us not the other way round. But there's definitely the "horses for courses" argument also. By the way Stags and Rogie very funny,I know exactly what you mean lol!




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12 Aug 2018 13:59:04
Reading were well organized yesterday and fresh after 8 days rest plus their big Irish lad Mehler number 8 as defensive midfield anchor man had a superb game and completely nullified our playmakers particularly Carvalho who looked knackered. Reading deserved a draw until the goal and the fresh legs Sondani and Cash came on.