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14 Apr 2019 09:36:17
I've just read on Facebook that PSG owners want to buy an English championship team either us, qpr or Villa.


1.) 14 Apr 2019 12:59:32
Our owner will not sell after setting up the improvements to the ground, as the ground does not belong to the club PSG will not be interested.

2.) 14 Apr 2019 13:29:30
I don’t believe it but would be interesting tho

3.) 14 Apr 2019 13:52:00
The stadium belongs to the club but the land it's built upon doesn't, LC.

4.) 14 Apr 2019 14:25:52
76, thank you for that.

5.) 14 Apr 2019 17:34:38
If anyone comes up with the right money, would the council sell? Or is it one of those ancient by-laws that forbids a sale? Genuine interest, although I don't have the funds.😁

6.) 14 Apr 2019 18:13:34
SDR, I doubt the council will sell, just think how much money they could make building and selling waterfront housing.

7.) 15 Apr 2019 14:42:58
The land ownership is irrelevant to the sale of the club as the owner will have renegotiated an extended term to the long ground lease in order to fund the stadium upgrade as the banks will require security and a charge on the building assets.



06 Jan 2019 00:46:07
just watched the highlights of todays game and the 1st thing is was the game really all Chelsea? 6 mins of highlights and we never had the ball once, think the stats say we had 2 shots on target, is that the bbc being biased towards top teams or were we that bad? another thing we only made 1 sub which is strange as even the comms said we looked tired, can't fault losing 2-0 to Chelsea but they didn't look that good and their 2nd you can tell yacob is not a centre back.


1.) 06 Jan 2019 01:18:16
Lets be honest fox is not a centreback either. But he is a trier. We were caught ball watching from what i could see of the highlights.

2.) 06 Jan 2019 05:16:41
Yes we were totally outclassed and saw very little of the ball. My biggest disappointment was we just seemed to go there hoping to keep the score down? No real hope of winning or even attacking. We might as well have given Appiah, Yates etc debuts and let them get some experience. To me it shows the huge gulf which is obviously there. 8 changes for Chelsea vs virtually the team that played against Leeds.

3.) 06 Jan 2019 06:26:17
It was disappointing to me to see us not give them a proper game, it was a free game for us didn’t matter if we lost 5-0 if we don’t play well against reading a karanka turns round an says we look tired I won’t be happy, good chance yesterday to see what Appiah could do an Yates an play the young swedish centre back surely he’s got to of been better in that position than Yacob?

4.) 06 Jan 2019 10:07:56
The highlights were misleading. We did have a few chances and give them a game. The BBC just concentrated on one or two Chelsea players.

But there is a gulf. Their wage bill is at least ten times ours. If there was no gulf it would be ludicrously bad management from Chelsea.

5.) 06 Jan 2019 10:33:41
Agree with Arran and Nick about a missed opportunity to give the young players some game time. Very surprised they didn't even get off the bench. Against Burton Appiah came on and scored!
It's clear Karanka would rather play players out of position than field younger ones. He brought in 24 new faces in 2018! How many of those have been a successs? Surely we should only buy to actually strengthen our squad and always keep the door open to players coming through the ranks.

6.) 06 Jan 2019 12:55:50
Was Chelsea away the right game to give them a debuts, would of been a massive ask it could really effect there confidence if they got a massive loss against top class players like Chelsea shouldn't they be bought in carefully not thrown straight in the lions mouth, cup games against league 1 opponents is more the opportunity surely or the last 20 minutes against lower teams if were 2 or 3 nil up

7.) 06 Jan 2019 13:23:18
i Agree red - a huge defeat could have really knocked confidence and it would have been a gamble,we don’t know the young players personalities so will just have to hope the club made the right choice not to throw them in. It’s a challenge for any club to play youngsters not just us

8.) 06 Jan 2019 14:16:24
Brereton is an example of what can happen regarding too much too soon.

9.) 06 Jan 2019 16:00:06
Why would it of knocked their confidence we didn’t expect to win yesterday surely losing to burton knocked more of the confidence for the players, an yesterday not really giving chelsea a game as that knocked the confidence? The only reason u know these kids are good enough is by playing them, if your good enough age doesn’t matter but clearly our manager doesn’t trust youngsters an would rather have senior players out of position, just like his mentor mourinho.

10.) 06 Jan 2019 17:42:25
Arran-the guys who see them everyday don’t think they are ready yet, it’s as simple as that. And regarding confidence they would be miles better off with 20 minutes against a Low championship club rather than a team like Chelsea who have the potential to make fantastic players look poor let alone our youngsters.

11.) 06 Jan 2019 18:08:15
Take the point that a huge defeat may knock the confidence of young players. Who knows though maybe young legs and youthful energy could have had a positive impact, at least for the last 20 minutes or so?
And does anyone really believe their confidence is helped when they see the door to the first team virtually closed off to them by the recruitment of a crazy number of players, many of whom are of less ability. I know it's all a matter of balance etc. .just saying I personally am not convinced the balance is right.

12.) 08 Jan 2019 00:53:41
yeah with 20 mins to go what they got to lose, Chelsea players wouldn't of been ready for appiah Saturday that's the way we should of looked at it, young players are never ready its like taking your driving test the real test is getting out there on your own, so only 1 way to find out if these lads are ready is to play them, remember jenas making his debut in the cup he wasn't ready for that game but certainly the next few years lol.



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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25 Feb 2019 22:03:54
While I don't think we were entertaining tonight, boy were we a team every player fighting for each other an really love the passion of Young Yates it's just what we needed and Watson an colback are influenced themselves because of him, murphy ran all game and showed he can play when he feels like it main plus for me again was the 2 centre backs I don't think we've had a pairing like these 2 for a long time, very pleased with the win an to keep our season alive COYR.




07 Feb 2019 05:20:48
someone said on here are the players we signed in the summer and last jan karankas signings or to do with marinakis heres my take on it, while some signings are obviously got our owner written all over it like the greek players but I think that's more to try and shift them on to generate funds for us ffp an all, the others have got to be karankas signings as when he walked he said that it was because it was due to interference ie director of football being appointed and if he would of felt like that in jan or in the summer he wouldn't f came to us or walked in the summer so for me they were definitely his signings and nearly all of them are poor ones as he didn't build a team of unity and balance he made us individual and very unbalanced ie 20 mids no defence an no forwards.


1.) 07 Feb 2019 10:16:47
But still competitive and challenging for a top 6 place? Don't get selective memory.👍

2.) 07 Feb 2019 15:23:11
We were only in the race because of how poor the league as been karanka as gone with 1 of the worst win % of any of our managers, he didn’t build us a team did he? In my eyes he left the sinking ship that he started an now people are already getting on O’Neil’s back just cus he’s trying to work out a formula in which he can create a team

3.) 08 Feb 2019 10:02:35
Still going backwards since the club interfered. Dawson and Figs injuries put the spanner in the works. MON and RK knew what they had to work with when they took the job. So let's see some progress please. A 'fortunate' win against a poor and depleted Wigan side, doesn't represent progress. Simply a welcome 3 points to help avoid relegation. FTID.



07 Feb 2019 01:46:03
did anyone watch west brom last night? I was listening on talksport and it seems that we really need to go with pace and high press them when we face them next Tuesday there defence couldn't handle it and were lucky brighton didn't really go for it. should play appiah and grabban with cash and lolley.


1.) 07 Feb 2019 12:35:05
Pace is essential. We ain't got none.

2.) 08 Feb 2019 09:38:12
Murphy and Osborne should be no where near the 1st team for tomorrow not even in the 18.

Bonatini and Appiah should replace them and Joao should start my team below






PLaying 4-1-3-2



12 Jan 2019 16:47:23
Disgusting from the players today, the lot of them shouldn't get paid for that, awful, no professionalism what so ever.


1.) 12 Jan 2019 17:02:24
If the board and owner don’t show it how do you expect the players to?



11 Jan 2019 09:37:19
So who do we think we should get as manager personally I'd go for cowley at Lincoln but can see it being jokanovic or jardim.


1.) 11 Jan 2019 11:06:08
I think it's a bit too soon for Cowley

2.) 11 Jan 2019 12:02:05
The guy wins football matches granted it’s been lower league but so was wilder with Sheff Utd an now look at them, fancy stoke will pick up now cus Jones won matches aswell




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14 Apr 2019 13:29:30
I don’t believe it but would be interesting tho




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10 Mar 2019 04:27:40
Pants is a totally different keeper now there’s not shots an crosses coming in all the time these 2 centre backs have been amazing for us, didn’t we get Milosevic on a free? If so got to be the best signing in January out of whole league an maybe prem




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10 Mar 2019 04:25:12
O’Neil really knew where our weakness was from day one didn’t he




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14 Feb 2019 03:41:37
For me all it needs is the 4th official to be watching the replays on an iPad or something an he could alert the ref through his mic




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13 Feb 2019 05:45:38
Refs make mistakes that’s a fact always have they are only human but what I didn’t like from mason was he never gave himself even a second of thinking time blew his whistle straight away now to me that says he was 100% convinced that a foul as been committed an yet there wasn’t one so how can he give it and the lolley one was pathetic he saw the shirt pull but bottled giving us a pen all in all he should get a 3 game ban an be made to explain to the fa and forest his actions but won’t happen





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24 Apr 2019 20:00:16
I would say he’s far better than Ansarifard an murphy put together




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23 Apr 2019 08:51:51
Thing is with carvalho how many times have we seen a performance like that from him? Most of the games he’s played have been well below par, but he has got quality an he just needs to show it more often




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03 Apr 2019 17:07:39
THE difference with Wolves Portuguese players they had better players around them plus a manager that played exciting attacking football who has a plan b we have an average group of other players an no defence plus a manager who was so defensive an had no plan b




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03 Apr 2019 17:04:11
I had us scrapeing 6th spot on goal difference




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01 Apr 2019 07:39:38
Grabban isn’t that fast and he wasn’t fully fit but we haven’t got anyone up front apart from grabban or murphy I’d ove to see Appiah given a try, he must not be applying himself right in training cus he was on the bench for O’Neil’s first game