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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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12 Jan 2019 22:05:06
Well that's the players response to Karanka leaving! Glad you saw that Marinakis great job! So the New manager will inherit a right crock (and no available central defenders! ) Forget playoffs! Great job well done!




01 Jan 2019 23:11:34
Just a few points from Leeds game.

One. The team want to play for Karanka

Two. It would be extremely foolish and counter productive to sack him at this crucial stage of the season.

Three. Leeds are a superb side under a brilliant coach. Even with 10 men they attacked and looked sharper than us in all departments. But its extremely difficult to play at that tempo for 90 minutes and we cashed in at the end as they tired. I hate to say it but I fancy Leeds to go up automatically.

Four. Karanka managed a difficult situation superbly with a disrupted back four, no Grabban and with Likely a passenger. Bringing in Benny was a masterstroke, the last thing a tiring team want is him buzzing around.

Lastly, the foul leading to the straight Red was bad but only as bad as the one on Pants by the Millwall lad which led to a yellow only. By the way can somebody find a way to dissolve the superglue which sticks Pants to his line?

Coyr! Let's get behind Karanka and the boys.


1.) 02 Jan 2019 00:32:51
karankas got that, its called your out the team mate.

2.) 02 Jan 2019 15:01:36
After the great reception ak got i think the club chairman should say weather there is any truth that the manager is going or staying after all i think the supporters need to know what happend to keeping ing touch with fans that was promised?



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 habit😃😃😃

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.




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11 Jan 2019 18:28:20
I think Karankas been treated abysmally shame on you Marinakos. I think we can give up on top six this season fellow Reds but due to Aitor we have enough points already to avoid relegation worries. Good on you Aitor you behaved honourabley and told the big Greek where to stick it. Good luck to a proud Basque, thanks for steadying the ship and getting us on track.


1.) 11 Jan 2019 18:38:41
One 👍 and one 👎 Stokey. I get what you're trying to say but think there's a whole lot more to this story than meets the eye. Maranakis has steadied the ship and put a proper structure in place. I will give him one last chance to get the right man. After that, he's morphing into Fawaz.😐

2.) 11 Jan 2019 18:51:37
So you've enjoyed watching the home games this season stokey? Hmmmm
Karanka has decided to go,he hasn't been sacked and yet your having a go at the owner who has filled the city ground despite some woeful performances?
Shame on you and all the rest who can't see past karankas poor home record and can't see the bigger picture that the owner wants success and it wouldn't have happened by winning the odd game.
You'll all forget when a new man comes in and gets the best out of this squad with better tactics.
The owner has made the city ground a good place to visit again with all amenities open and his kind donations to local causes and bringing kids back to the ground whoes parents would not be able to afford otherwise.
So think on before you have a go at the owners,they will be successful

3.) 11 Jan 2019 19:06:13
We've all banged on all season bout the home form and karankas refusal to tactically Change at home when playing mid to bottom teams this as cost us at least 10 points. With those points we would be on heels of Norwich and Leeds.
Jokanovic will get us firing at home.
But he will need backing as we still need a
Left back maybe
Centre back

4.) 11 Jan 2019 19:10:47
799, I feel you do not understand what some are saying.

It is not, with RIE being the exception that they think Aitor is the holy grail of managers, that his teams play wonderful football, and anything else you can think of, Not At All.

It is just the case that history has repeated itself to some degree.

Just outside the play offs, having just beaten Leeds 4-2 and a bit of impatience from the owner.

You said yourself that he should have been sacked sooner. I said myself he should have either been sacker sooner, or later than he has.

Your statistics on his record with us make for some poor reading, but even with those statistics we are close to the play offs.

It just goes to show our owner will not mess about to try to get success, but again it should have been sooner, or later, not today.

5.) 11 Jan 2019 19:11:43
Am i the only one that sees the money an has wasted players brought in and clearly not good enough.i think we all should realise this is a business

6.) 11 Jan 2019 19:29:01
LC the bottom line is he hasn't been sacked,He's said so himself,he asked to be released from his contract.
It's his timing,he would have been in the dugout if he'd wanted,he didn't,no blame on the owners.

7.) 11 Jan 2019 19:42:40
Who ever comes in it won't be long before the knives are out.
Shouldnt have got him
never rated him
what has he won
boring to watch
should be thrashing everyone at home
owners got his finger on trigger
Its been the same old same old last 10 years or so.
so sad

8.) 11 Jan 2019 19:50:29
Good post FF.
Krankie had his chance to shine but he hasn't.
We aren't in a bad position and it could be a lot worse.
Hopefully marinakis has a game plan and will install a manager ASAP.
Despite the divided opinions it is what is Krankie has gone!
As long as the owner has the clubs best interests at heart then do be it!
Get behind the club.

9.) 11 Jan 2019 20:05:20
799, I know i'm only guessing, but in my opinion his working relationship with the owner got so bad, maybe they are as bad as each other.

The owner then decides he wanted rid of him so kept pushing knowing full well how he would react.

In the mean time the owner put the feelers out for a new manager, once the owner knew a deal with a manager is close the owner made his move.

He took one more pop at Aitor, when the owner got the reaction he wanted he might have said, this just is not working out, how about we work out a compensation pack, we sign an agreement that we say only certain things to the media and that way we both get something near the best that is possible.

I could be wide of the mark, just like you could be wrong to believe what both have said to the media.

Either way he has gone and as usual at the games we will be cheering the team on.

10.) 11 Jan 2019 20:11:26
Yes it’s strange , when you go on a banter boards you tend to get other people’s opinions

11.) 11 Jan 2019 21:46:10
Can’t believe some fans can’t see that his win record was poor an we are only 7th cus this season a lot of teams are beating each other, he played dire football at home cus he was a counter attacking manager and he’s walked so couldn’t handle the pressure that was coming from above cus they want a return from their investment - mind boggles, the owner as done more than enough to get us back on the right track, 5 years of being a ghost club n now we get over 25k fans every week doing far more off the field just on field needs to click

12.) 11 Jan 2019 20:32:37
Trentender, think you are about right. Unless you beat Burton 9-0 every week you are doomed.

13.) 11 Jan 2019 20:32:46
Karanka was forced to leave, it's called constructive dismissal. The fact he might have something lined up at Madrid, makes the break easier. Owners are happy because they want a yes man?

14.) 11 Jan 2019 20:34:01
Stevie f, don't you just, how dare they. 😁

15.) 11 Jan 2019 20:34:24
Best just to accept he's gone and move on, not interested what could have happened, it's done and we have three very winnable games to come.
Get behind the team and no stupid demos against marinakis, there aren't many out there willing to buy a club that is worth nothing as it owns nothing.

16.) 11 Jan 2019 22:45:10
Scouse how was he forced?
He quit did he not?
No point reflecting on what's happened it's time to look ahead and see what happens next.
Maybe in time we will find out what happened but until then it's time to a grip and move on.
Marinakis has put in structure and steered the forest ship on a better course since the fawaz days,I'll agree he's trigger happy and doesn't like poor results but things happen for a reason.
A new manager will step in and he'll have to hit the ground running and they will realise marinakis won't suffer fools.
So keep our heads up as all it not lost yet!



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 arrived🤔🤔😁



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! 🚑🚑🚑

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?🤔🤔😁

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?🤔




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02 Jan 2019 16:14:08
Brilliant LC!




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27 Dec 2018 14:23:56
Calm down fellow Reds and stay with Karanka! If Dias had put his boot through it with the last kick of the game we d be in 7th place a point adrift!Admittedly Dias was a strange choice as sub but it must have AK tearing his hair out!The Real Madrid team he was at the heart of would have kept the ball for most of the remaining minutes so the opposition wouldn't have had a sniff!




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30 Nov 2018 20:35:04
Remember Paul "Smudger" Smith! He s 6 ft 4 and I never saw him come for a cross. Reminds me of Pants. Needs replacing. Peter Schmeical was similar build but God help you if you were in his way when he claimed a cross.




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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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12 Jan 2019 12:34:12
Sorry FF I meant the season before. It all merges into one at my age! Steady progression is my point.




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11 Jan 2019 23:03:29
What's wrong with you people? Last season we stayed up on goal difference,this season (half way) by 5pm tomorrow we could be one point off the play offs!!! Sacking Karanka is a bad bad decision which we will come to regret!




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11 Jan 2019 18:21:13
I think our best ever manager was a bit of a trouble maker wasn't he LC?




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06 Jan 2019 19:53:04
Worth it just to see Lineker with a face like he's just eaten a poo sandwich! Thanks Newport and good luck in the next round !




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02 Jan 2019 16:15:26
Yep! Dodged a bullet there!