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08 Dec 2018 02:06:49
should be a good game today, preston like to attack so hopefully will suit us, hopefully we don't miss all the cbs that are out and now wba an villa drew thanks to another handball just like us we can go 4th with a win maybe 3rd if boro drop pts.


1.) 08 Dec 2018 09:50:25
Need to break the Preston hoodo today. I've a fancy for a draw today but hope its 3 points. More confident about winning at Direby!

2.) 08 Dec 2018 10:53:43
Hope I am wrong but have a bad feeling about today. Theory is back on track next week!!!

3.) 08 Dec 2018 11:18:59
I am slightly concerned about the back four but going forward we are really clicking. If Preston score ,we'll score more. Simples!

4.) 08 Dec 2018 12:34:02
Your wrong,we'll win,we're on a roll now😀🍻🍻🍻

5.) 08 Dec 2018 12:51:17
I prefer a oven bottom bap to a roll😊

6.) 08 Dec 2018 12:54:30
Hope we wallop them!!!

7.) 08 Dec 2018 13:07:22
LC. It's called a COB. .Not a bap.

8.) 08 Dec 2018 13:44:14
Gazzibaldi, Although i was born in Nottingham my dad is a northener and that is what he always called them.

9.) 08 Dec 2018 14:26:45
I got a slap asking the lady in the bakers if she could show me her baps? Got another one for correcting myself and asking why she had a cob on? Then asked for a morning roll and her hubby got really angry so bang went my chance of a really good muffin and I had to scuffler out the shop because it was all getting very barmy. Went home without my tea cake shouting oggie oggie, more more more!
The End!😊

10.) 08 Dec 2018 14:53:21
RIE, Good Post 📯

11.) 09 Dec 2018 12:32:08
Rogie it's all blaa,blaa,blaa where Murphy's concerned.



25 Oct 2018 00:06:54
was i the only 1 who didn't see a change in us tonight? the only difference for me was we were playing against an awful team in Bolton, for me we were still shaky in possession at the back, how many times did dawson have to say calm down?

don't think we are clinical enough, we were all over them 1st 20 mins but only scored once, i'm happy that we won as u can only beat who u play but didn't see any change, maybe i'm wrong?


1.) 25 Oct 2018 00:38:13
Arran quite a few positives. Dawson, lolley, grabban, robinson, colback gedy, cash all looked commanding. Pants is a problem end of and dias us simply woeful. Carvallaho buzy but is he the real deal? Bolton were poor but overall we looked a lot sharper with positive intent. A crucial win and performance. Would like janko at rb snd hopefully fox to partner dawson. Cash must start ahead if dias. .

2.) 25 Oct 2018 02:21:14
was better than Saturday but I just feel it was the shocking performance of Bolton that made us look that little bit better, they didn't trouble pants once, think he had to come collect 1 cross all game, yes dawson and especially lolley were good, think the performance against sheff utd will tell us if the players/management are doing better.

3.) 25 Oct 2018 12:42:00
To be honest arran I'm just glad we scored three and conceded none. On to the next one.



22 Oct 2018 00:05:47
I don't know why karanka has had a pop at the forest fans, surely that has just put a nail in his coffin, as he's the one who is playing this style of football and clearly the fans that go every week don't like it, at home we should be flying at teams like teams do at us cus they work out that we just sit back, sheff wed, millwall and Norwich all had a go at us even Rotherham n reading we were lucky to win, I can only think of 2 games that on the balance of play we deserved to win wba n Middlesboro which is surely not good enough so how can he make the fans not supporting the team an excuse?


1.) 22 Oct 2018 08:21:41
I don't think it was criticism at all I think karanka was stating the facts the atmosphere is tense when things aren't going quite right we need to get behind the team for 90 minutes even at difficult times although I realise that isn't always easy with such high expectations

2.) 22 Oct 2018 09:19:43
That’s the thing though ain’t it how can u show support when the team isn’t attacking for the fans to shout come on, the fans make noise either when we’re winning or going forward trying to attack the opposition, not when we are stale, I don’t want to see karanka gone as I hate the fact we keep changing manager but somethings got to give

3.) 22 Oct 2018 10:15:34
Arran spot on. let's be fair at home we are like rabbits in the headlamps. The set up and coaching is woeful. Just dreadful to watch and you know its coming when the men in the opposition step up knowing they can swarm over us. Really gone off Karanka. Popping one at the fans displays his arrogance.

4.) 22 Oct 2018 15:14:21
He hasn't really had a pop at the fans. He actually said the support has been fantastic since he has been here.

5.) 22 Oct 2018 15:53:34
Whatever psycho, facts are we are dreadfully lightweight to play AK'S formation. He picks the poruguese over good british players and sticks by the clown in goal. He has no right to even hint at dissing the fans as he is woefully inept at getting a team to entertain or press the opposition. Has he still got his interpretur???

6.) 22 Oct 2018 18:52:27
I have been fully behind Karanka so far even though I have not always fully understood team selections and substitutions . But as far as I am concerned he has over stepped his remit by having a pop at the CG. I hope that we are not at the beginning of a slippery slope. He has to keep the fans on side or he is doomed! YOU REDS!

7.) 22 Oct 2018 21:22:11
He’s got to go soon surely! I was 100% happy when he took over but he’s been awful. Picks the same awful team and shown his arrogance now by blaming the fans! Just a suggestion but maybe try playing nice attacking football and then the fans may cheer

8.) 23 Oct 2018 18:12:13
Is AK arrogant ,really ?? or is it that he is confident in his tactics and its just a matter of the players being slow on the up take .Maybe better players take on the info quicker.
Man UTD fans moan the same about their manager being stubborn in that they win more games than they lose but its not attacking and attractive and they have world class players at their disposal

9.) 24 Oct 2018 19:07:28
You lot are so funny. You wanted Krankie. I said he is not a good fit as his teams are about as exciting as watching paint dry. You all jumped on me. Now you are complaining that we play negative football.

What did you expect?

I hope Krankie gets the team moving. However it is NOT just the attack that is the problem. We are also conceding more thana goal a game. Teams who go up automatically don't conce that many.

Basically Freedman was a better boss at defensive play. Warburton (given a bit longer and the financial backing Karanka has had) would have got the team scoring more goals and playing passing football. Psycho had a better eye for a player.

I hope it happens this season. But I doubt this boss will get long if we aren't in the play-off places come January.




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05 Dec 2018 06:19:38
paul taylor of nottm post as said that pants is the scapegoat at the min despite keeping 7 clean sheets so far and also he thinks only 1 goal at villa was his fault the rest he has conceded this season are not.

well Bristol c their goal he scored an og - should of tipped it over the bar, wigan their 1st goal he got underneath a corner, Brentford 2nd goal didn't command his 6 yard box and even though the shot was straight at him it still goes in, blackburn 1st goal goes over his head and in - how tall his this guy?, millwall both goals at fault, Norwich 2nd goal palms it straight to their player and villa 2nd goal he fumbled a shot and the 4th no reaction to the header just watched it go in.

so all i'm saying is yes he is a bit of a scapegoat this season as he as cost us a few points also he don't half time waste for no reason.

new keeper in January I think. imo.


1.) 05 Dec 2018 08:41:43
I thought that the item by Tails was patronising and condescending arran.Too often this season Pants has not been up to the required standard. Whilst we have several players improve under Karankas guidance Pants is still behaving erratically with little sign of improvement. We as fans are simply giving our point of view and should not be wrist slapped by Taylor for doing so. Any way he probably was at a loose end when he wrote said item. YOU REDS!

2.) 05 Dec 2018 09:55:51
I’ve got a very simple solution - don’t read the naff articles in the local rag. Very few of them have any substance at all about what is going on the club, most of the content is formed from the opinions of the journalists - I can live without Paul Taylor’s opinions thanks.

3.) 05 Dec 2018 11:19:38
Keepers commanding the area is not a current trend in the game as attacking teams work on blocking off defenders and keepers to free up a spare man.

Pants has his faults but gets bad press because of his height which still does not stop him from being pinned on high balls. Most teams set up for the defender to block leaving the keeper to shot stop where Pants is fine!

Cannot think of any outstanding cross gathering keepers at Championship level?

4.) 05 Dec 2018 11:29:19
Pants isn't fine as a shot stopper,they bounce off him and back into the danger area,that's happened countless times and cost goals.
His kicking is also poor.

5.) 05 Dec 2018 13:37:07
Pants can't jump to claim crosses into the box, as he'd bang his head on the cross bar! He doesn't venture off his line! To add to the errors, I forget who we were paying now, but we were 2 up, looking comfortable, and he threw the ball straight to the opposition striker who then scored. Difficult to defend the guy when there are so many errors in his game!

6.) 05 Dec 2018 14:37:05
Let's be honest, he's a calamity in net. Can anyone name anything he does particularly well? IMO his distribution is the worst part of his game. How many times do we see him kick the ball straight to the opposition or out of play, and how long does it take him to decide whether to kick it long or play it short giving the opposition so much time to reshape. We should have known though looking at his history. 15 years in football and only 205 appearances to show for it, and 115 of those were at the start of his career for a nobody Romanian team. He's only ever been employed as a back up to a back up and somehow he's landed as our first choice keeper.

7.) 05 Dec 2018 18:10:59
Completely agree Gazza, only hope AK does too and to be fair to him he has addressed our problem areas so far, as the league table shows. I think he’ll sort this in January.

8.) 05 Dec 2018 18:11:01
The defence is the only thing bailing pants out all the time and that's not through him commanding them are defence is looking weaker through injuries so the bailing out will stop if we're to move further forward it's a keeper we will need and I'm sure karanka will already have someone in mind I would say maybe pants will get better but he's been around the block enough times and as got no better

9.) 05 Dec 2018 18:38:32
Skegs, If the manager is not happy with the recent form of Gulliver then why has Steele been brought in and not been given a run of games?

10.) 05 Dec 2018 22:23:41
Lc took him long enough to realise Watson wasn't good enough, we just had replacements ready I'm guessing he just doesn't like something about steel



01 Dec 2018 13:44:35
Watching the Sheff Utd v Leeds game and have seen 4 or 5 challenges worse than figs on Wednesday n no red card.


1.) 01 Dec 2018 14:50:37
Get over it, it's gone

2.) 01 Dec 2018 16:23:12
ok whatever you say sir!! The roofe handball has gone but I bet when Leeds come down here your going to be reminding him?



29 Nov 2018 04:08:18
Just watched the highlights of tonight's game and it seems we still can't defend crosses into our box and how the ref as gave a red card for that is beyond me definitely a yellow but our attacking tonight and never say die attitude was awesome to see, 2 good performances and hopefully wins at home now.




26 Sep 2018 02:06:28
I said to a mate of mine before the sheff wed game that I would take 6pts off the next 2 games an get knocked out the cup, how many of us would of settled for that before the wed game?


1.) 26 Sep 2018 06:38:00
I'd have said, get the 6 points and then put out a completely different 11 for the cup, if we lose at least we rested players and gave the rest a chance to see what they can do.

2.) 26 Sep 2018 08:57:54
Yea I’m going tonight aswell, if we play half as good as we did against Newcastle we should be ok

3.) 26 Sep 2018 09:55:12
I'd take that every day of the week arran. Always prioritise the league over the cup. Also agree with Gazza with regards to changing the starting 11 for the cup.



20 Sep 2018 06:28:49
thought we were sloppy in the 1st half last night but then the 2nd half Carvalho started getting space and the full backs were up to help, thought there were 5 top performers Osborn for his assist an always plugging away but should of had 2 himself, colback don't think he missed a tackle all night, janko looked very assured at both attacking and defending, fox I can't believe the transformation in this guy he's like a new player and last one is hefele what a rock and loved how he was goading the Wednesday fans, overall pleasing night esp after 7 straight defeats to them, on to Saturday.


1.) 20 Sep 2018 10:09:48
Hefele is a future reds legend if he stays long enough.

Committed, commanding and a great character and presence on the pitch, for the players and the fans. It's been a long time since we've had anyone like him at the back. Signing of the Summer for me.

2.) 20 Sep 2018 16:36:49
He is very good and noticeable that him and Fox have struck up a really good partnership, but for me Janko and Robinson are equally as important - they defend well, have pace and can put in brilliant crosses, plus Robinson has freed up Osborn to do the job he craved for and does well.




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02 Dec 2018 23:59:01
I think teams should have to play games through the international breaks in the championship anyway




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02 Dec 2018 06:05:37
why what's he said?




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30 Nov 2018 18:25:50
1st goal was Robinson not stopping cross n daws got underneath the ball 2nd goal was a bit flops from whole team even grabs could of gone have it, but whacked it straight at Villa player 3rd goal Robbo should never of dived in, stay on ya feet make sure cross don’t come in simple 4th goal again can’t defend free kick 5th goal was well worked by villa




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29 Nov 2018 11:36:59
What about Forster on loan?




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11 Nov 2018 00:46:28
Why would we need another goal scorer we only play 1 up front n don’t even bother to bring the one off the bench





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13 Dec 2018 18:25:36
Yea cus I love derby can’t get enough of them white shirts, that’s the 1st time ever I’ve been called a derby fan tho and if u actually knew me you’d definitely know I wasn’t, my point was I don't think everything is rosy with our manager atm and losing derby games has cost managers their jobs on both sides hasn’t it before




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13 Dec 2018 00:53:13
well he wasn't worth the 5m Norwich paid for him and think he's a disruptive influence in the dressing room.




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13 Dec 2018 00:51:16
well I think if we lose on Monday ours might be out the door, just can't shake the feeling that something isn't right with karanka, and don't get me wrong I don't want him gone or he doesn't deserve to be sacked I just think things are not rosy atm.




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13 Dec 2018 00:44:48
because it must be in his contract but I don't know why he's been so bad I thought it would be a real good signing for us.




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11 Dec 2018 08:18:34
The problem is we have a manager who doesn’t learn from his mistakes an even if we had to play an U21 player at left back then so be it, osborn cannot play left back, Dias must have a clause in his contract to say he plays a part in every game