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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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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



10 Jan 2019 07:35:18
Just heard karanka is going to be leaving today, it's on talksport - might be leaving himself.


1.) 10 Jan 2019 08:18:17
Unfortunately I think he may well be on his way. Who do we get though? I personally don’t want jokanovic, his teams aren’t the best defensively but good going forward.

2.) 10 Jan 2019 08:35:35
Cowley from Lincoln

3.) 10 Jan 2019 09:39:25
I think he will quit on the possibility that funds for transfers haven't been sanctioned?
This is my personal view only and I'm only making assumptions?
If true strange timing!

4.) 10 Jan 2019 09:54:38
Is it time for Martin O'Neill.It will be his last jobmost likely and what more fitting end seeing the Reds back to the top?

5.) 10 Jan 2019 10:07:07
If he goes I think it will be his own downfall,although he never said what had gone off after the Ipswich game he made it clear he wasn't happy.
Did the same at Boro,these things should be kept behind closed doors.
Grabban not been playing with a mystery injury???
To be honest not fussed either way as long as we have a good replacement lined up,he will be foreign though,,that's guaranteed

6.) 10 Jan 2019 10:34:26
Ff no doubt a foreign manager maybe waiting?
Forest need a decent manager who has an in-depth knowing of the championship.
If this story is correct I’m sure Marinakis has already got a manager lined up.

7.) 10 Jan 2019 10:53:04
This uncertainty wii kill us ridiculous if he goes now

8.) 10 Jan 2019 11:22:18
To say we need a manager with in depth knowledge of the championship is not entirely true:

Wolves manager had none - they romped the league
Leeds manager has none - he’s doing good !
Benitez had none and they walked this league blindfolded.

We need a bloody top coach who can get the players playing good winning football.

Managers with knowledge of this league tend to be hoof ball tactics such as Warnock / McCarthy etc

Personally I wish we had stuck with Pearce as I feel he would have had us more progressed today than this constant chopping n changing ( yeah I know his results prior to his sacking were rubbish - but patience should have prevailed) his signings in general were good and he had / has the club in his veins.

9.) 10 Jan 2019 11:40:54
The comedy of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers seems ingrained in the Forest DNA when it comes to hiring , firing and sniping at managers which undermines morale amongst players and fans?

Well done whoever is stirring the pot, your plan to gift Reading 3 points on Saturday will ensure your plot succeeds so we embark on the next episode of the Forest Flying Circus!

We should put Basil in charge of the Gumby's and be done with it as we become a laughing stock once again 😩😖🤡

10.) 10 Jan 2019 11:50:23
Seems to be trend these days RIE.
Owners expecting instant success because money is thrown into a club.
It may work in the Greek League but in the championship it's totally different.
One year a team get to the playoffs then the following season they struggle.
To want results straight away is a recipe for disaster. Yes it worked with wolves and forest have tried to follow suit with the mendes connections etc.
At this stage to sack a manager who is just shy of the top 6 seems harsh and if happens it will unrest the team as a whole.
Mr.Marinakis over to you. You own the club and hopefully have Nottingham Forest's interest at heart.

11.) 10 Jan 2019 11:52:49
Benitez has a lack of knowledge?
Not at all. a proven Premiership manager got Newcastle straight back up. No comparison.

12.) 10 Jan 2019 11:53:59
Red it's got nothing to do with fans ,this is down to karanka himself.
Marinakis could even face a backlash from fans,but something is not right between the two of them.
Nothing us fans can do one way or the other

13.) 10 Jan 2019 11:57:49
You said knowledge of championship

Benitez never managed in the championship so how he had this in depth knowledge of that league ??

Read what I wrote

14.) 10 Jan 2019 11:59:43
People keep banging on about mr m ‘knowing’ how to run a successful football club but it’s a lot easier to win the Greek league title with Olympiacos who in Greece would be the equivalent of Man U or Liverpool than it is getting Nottingham forest out of possibly the most fiercely competitive league in Europe,maybe like fawaz before him he thought it would be just a matter of pumping a few quid in , sadly it isn’t

15.) 10 Jan 2019 11:59:44
Correct fans may have their say but the manager carries the can.
Like it or not football is a business and heads will roll.

16.) 10 Jan 2019 12:00:44

Read what you wrote about knowledge of THIS league ( totally different beast to the premier league)

17.) 10 Jan 2019 12:33:53
I well aware what you wrote but benitez is an outstanding manager who obviously got Newcastle back up.
You're missing the point Meaty. last time I looked the Premiership is called what it because of Premier standard of players, clubs etc!
Regardless if he never managed a championship club he got them out of it. His knowledge surpasses most if not all of championship managers.
Don't forget Krankie only ever got boro up once and once only yet he failed to keep them there!
Another example. Neil Warnock. He got Cardiff up and his knowledge of this league is good.

18.) 10 Jan 2019 13:36:03
Let's just hope we don't have another foolish owner who makes all the wrong decisions.




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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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12 Feb 2019 21:04:25
we did need defenders like a proper left back an all the defenders we bought were injury prone an u can’t call fox a centre back what we didn’t need is 6 centre mids




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11 Feb 2019 20:23:54
Karankas the reason we got this massive squad an also unbalanced one, clearly needed defenders in the summer yet we signed about 10 midfielders lol




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09 Feb 2019 19:39:37
The lost pts that we lost under karanka by drawing all the time lol your statement makes no sense scousered





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17 Feb 2019 19:22:06
Did they not show the goal of ours that was disallowed wrongly?




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17 Feb 2019 19:20:46
the Ref against wba wasn’t fit to ref as he thought there was a foul commited which there wasn’t so he made an assumption, wasn’t about Gayle conning him as the ref shouldn’t of let it happen, also the lolley shirt pull was a bottle job, I watch the 1st half of Doncaster v palace today an palace had a clear penalty turned down when the ball hit the hand an the ref was right there, I think the refs want var cus they don’t want to make the big calls themselves




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14 Feb 2019 03:34:47
Don’t think having extra officials helps as most linesman don’t help the ref in these situations either, I still can’t work out how between them they couldn’t see a dive, when I was watching on my mobile an in real time I thought it was a dive an if your not 100% u can’t give it so he must of been 100% sure to give it but he couldn’t of could he as he didn’t see the dive poor poor decision




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14 Feb 2019 03:30:43
I thought it was incredibly pleasing to see the interview from O’Neil as all us fans are raging he remained professional cus he knows what refs are like an we might benefit from a few dodgy decisions down the line, my word we deserve more than a few don’t we lol




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12 Feb 2019 22:32:27
The ref last night was correct at wolves as Newcastle made a sub in stoppage time an that’s why the extra 30 secs to a min was played not like us when we went to Norwich lol