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08 Oct 2017 11:44:45
After reading on here the comparison of styles between England and Forest who else believes that Football Coaches are ruining the game and taking away our national style, in particular the British type of play.
When play our 442 style properly at pace its hard to beat.
What do people think?


1.) 08 Oct 2017 20:33:48
Only thing you can say is that since 1966 we've won nothing playing mainly 442. Don't think the game has been ruined,you have to adapt to rule changes as well.
If you go back we had one sub,you could pass the ball back to goalkeeper and up,
You could tackle from behind.
Offside was easy to execute.
Game has changed a lot.

2.) 09 Oct 2017 07:21:23
Not ruined but we shouldn't try and replicate continental football, we just don't have the players to pull it off. Crouch up front, long ball, that's what I say.

3.) 09 Oct 2017 18:00:48
Football is an ever evolving sport both in rulesets and tactics. Gone are the days of long balls and lumping as players can generally read those balls and defend against them easily. Nowadays you switch the ball quickly or you play patiently and try to drag the opposition out of position.

The current meta Tactic is 343, which players are now playing at club level, so it makes sense to mirror that in the international scene too. Before that it was 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3. The pace and and style of the games have been influenced by the M word, where the more attractive footballing teams and technical players are dragging the game to being less of the typical English game and more towards the South American and Spanish style of play. Personally I think the old style of play with more direct passing and getting the ball out wide to a winger or up to an ogre in attack, can still work at club level when you can coach the players day in and day out, but international football needs the players to be comfortable with what they know and how they play.

4.) 09 Oct 2017 22:05:54
Wales 0 v Ireland 1 Winning at its best by the Sourcer's Apprentice and his Rotweiller!

Football has not changed its just about getting the best out of your resources and playing winning football?

5.) 10 Oct 2017 20:46:16
I saw the comparison between Wales and Forest for the goal last night. Taking unnecessary risks at the back.



30 Aug 2017 08:29:23
It's being reported on various that Leicester are after Benny Osbourne for 10m.
Makes sense because they never replaced Kante and BO is the only player around with that sort of engine.


{Ed001's Note - Ndidi replaced Kante.}

1.) 30 Aug 2017 09:23:05
exactly my point

2.) 30 Aug 2017 09:32:01
10m sell sell sell.
Buy macdonald and mcginn and centre half.

3.) 30 Aug 2017 09:42:24
10m for Osbourn, football really has gone mad but at least we're benefitting from it for a change. 15m for Britt, possible 10m for Osbourne, 14m for Burke, 7m for Antonio and 3m for Lansbury. I make that 49m in transfers out over the last year. Compare that to who has come in, where is all the money going?

4.) 30 Aug 2017 10:00:48
10 million? Take it,hes not that good,thats good money when you consider we got McKay for 1/2 million.

5.) 30 Aug 2017 10:22:30
123. Mcdonald = £7m, McGinn = £5m if you believe Lennon in one report. Centre Half = £????????? The first two amount to more than £10m alone. The club needs to keep some money to keep running.

6.) 30 Aug 2017 10:31:45
GR. If the club spent every penny from players on players how is it expected cut the debts it has, merchandise and everything else does not raise enough to cut the clubs debts.

7.) 30 Aug 2017 10:50:11
ABF - I never said anything about spending every penny and I know the club is not self-sustainable without selling assets, however, the club now makes a reported loss of approx 750k per month so there is definitely some money left over from all the transfers we've shipped out.

8.) 30 Aug 2017 10:54:53
I would imagine the deal will go through if Drinkwater moves to Chelsea. I like Osborn, but I do think we should take the deal and try and get a new CB with this money. Kevin Long from Burnley would be the best bet for me

9.) 30 Aug 2017 11:21:19
McDonald won't come,we would not be prepared to pay his wages.
That's why Hobbs and Eric will be off,we're not prepared to pay big wages.

10.) 30 Aug 2017 12:38:14
I posted at the weekend that I watched Mcdonald at Ipswich. He is just the player we need. Sits infront of the defence. Drops into a back 3 when the full backs push up. Intelligent enough to know when to hold and when to play out. As big as a cb so solid in the air. Just his wages as some have said.

11.) 30 Aug 2017 13:10:35
Benny is a good player with a big engine that will keep going for 90 minutes. £10 million is a good price if he can be replaced. Mcginn for £3 to £4 million would be good but only if he is a natural replacement.

12.) 30 Aug 2017 13:13:33
FF79 Eric is NOT on a king's random unlike Hobbs who is one of the top earners!

13.) 30 Aug 2017 13:33:16
Player of the season last year so probably feels he deserves a bettér deal.
I'm convinced he'll be gone if not in this window then the next.



31 Jul 2017 13:25:06
Is Jackson Irvine still in the mix because his so called move to Brighton seems to have died a death.


1.) 31 Jul 2017 13:36:04
MW said he did not want to discuss positions, Surely Mcdonald would be too expensive, but Irvine could be one of the two set to join us.

2.) 31 Jul 2017 14:43:51
Would prefer Irvine personally. McDonald had a bad deciplinery record last year 14 yellow and 1 red plus only 3 goals. We need more goals from midfield this coming season. For me, Irvine fits the bill.

3.) 31 Jul 2017 15:33:30
id rather have irvine too and he'd be much much cheaper than mcdonald, and he's younger.

4.) 31 Jul 2017 15:57:36
There's a report quoting the club, saying that the two we hope to bring in before the season opens are likely to be Kevin McDonald (Warburton thinks he can get a much better price), and 'probably one from a Premier league club'. He was asked will they be signing or loans and he said possibly one of each depending on negotiations. Sounds promising!

5.) 31 Jul 2017 16:14:41
McDonald is the 1 for me bags of experience, I know Irvine is exciting but we need experience to influence a very young squad. We have enough goals in the squad.

6.) 31 Jul 2017 16:20:28
F8. But at what cost?



15 Jul 2017 14:26:33
This proposed player exchange in the Britt deal is a joke. Darikwa is a donkey who can't defend.
Just another of Dyches jokes.


1.) 15 Jul 2017 16:40:59
Burnley fans on Twitter are saying he's probably not good enough for the Championship.

If it were me, I'd promote Jordan Gabriel to 2nd choice RB and look to tempt Bidwell away from QPR with some of the Brit money.

Still crying out for a solid CM though. Wouldn't be surprised if we looked for a loan from one of the top Prem clubs.

2.) 15 Jul 2017 19:14:52
LDN, i agree, looking to loan out a player or two from the big prem clubs would be a good idea, from watching the under 19 euros mason mount from chelsea looks like a really good player although it looks like hell be going on loan to vitesse as they all seem to do at chelsea. huddersfield took advantage of chelsea last season though with kasey palmer and izzy brown. another good midfielder they always seem to loan out is lewis baker who is also apparently meant to be good.

3.) 15 Jul 2017 19:48:39
Having said that, Chalobah and Akpom didn't do all that much when they came to the City Ground.



15 Jul 2017 11:23:13
I understand Forest are looking at striker Matthew Knox from Livingston.


1.) 15 Jul 2017 11:52:41
We need to secure him if he is any good.

2.) 15 Jul 2017 11:55:31
Senior career played 7 scored none?

3.) 15 Jul 2017 12:27:06
68. Only 17, Freedman tried to sign him.

4.) 15 Jul 2017 12:33:09
Palace reading Cardiff are interested too.
Had a trial with man utd last season.
Described as a wonder kid with something special by his manager.
Rangers supposed to be interested as well.

5.) 15 Jul 2017 13:57:26
One for the future then I guess.

6.) 15 Jul 2017 14:16:08
I'm I the only one thinking that we need senior players to improve the 1st team squad? all well and good getting these kids for the future but we are playing for the now and at the min we have a just outside relegation squad, which hasn't improved from last season and if Britt goes will be 14 goals worse off next season.

7.) 15 Jul 2017 14:35:34
Agreed UTF. still plenty of time! COYRS!

8.) 15 Jul 2017 15:36:17
UTF. I'm not suggesting we will be challenging next season, but i think last seasons relegation fight was due to the defence changing most games under PM regardless of injuries and not enough players with real pace in the team. The players also complained about a lack of fitness, so we lost too many games in the latter stages of games due to that aswell. This season fitness is not an issue and providing MW does not repeat the mistakes of PM mid table should be possible. MW seems to be following in the Arsenal set up with bringing in kids for the future to sell and loan in the future making the club self sufficient. Too many seasons now the club have tried to get success quickly to no avail without thinking about the future of the club, that is now being addressed. Patience is key.




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19 Oct 2017 22:34:00
I think Chris Cohen should be offered the vacancy made by the exit of Jack Lester.




26 Sep 2017 13:40:23
Looks like we are going to lose Jack Lester to Chesterfield, shame to see him go but good luck Jack.


1.) 26 Sep 2017 15:29:44
Been great for our youngsters a real shame but good luck to him deserves his break

2.) 26 Sep 2017 15:08:36
When i posted this last week i got lots of thumbs down.
Hes sayinh his goodbyes at Alfreton Town this afternoon where our under 23's are playing Birmingham u23's. He will be announced tomorrow as chesterfield manager.



16 Sep 2017 18:38:48
I would love to know what percentage of passes actually went forward and the percentage of passes that went sideways or backwards. Is Ray Wilkins coaching us by any chance.


1.) 16 Sep 2017 19:05:47
Lol Square ball!

2.) 16 Sep 2017 19:46:33
We shouldn't forget the part the coach has to play. Weir was in charge of Sheffield Utd not so long ago. He cured their fans insomnia priblem. They had to employ extra stewards to wake everyone up to go home. He lasted 13 games before the board sacked him. Wasn't much different style to ours now. Pass sideways back sideways back. We've scored only 3 goals in open play now in 4 home games. Not surprising when most of our possession is in our own half. Can't think of many goals scored for from own half only goals against when a pass goes astray. Manager needs a serious rethink on tactics.

3.) 16 Sep 2017 19:50:22
Bridcutt the problem . Terrible signing if he's getting the ball 90 per cent of the time we're in trouble . When Vaughan was playing least he tried to play some inventive passes . Some of bridcutt s passes are simply ludicrous. Just read Barry Cooper says bridcutt shines despite defeat . astonishing. Him and Taylor have probably never kicked a football in their lives

4.) 16 Sep 2017 21:21:28
Bridcott had his best game for us today



10 Sep 2017 19:27:58
Many congratulations to Forest Ladies who beat Direby County 1-0 today.


1.) 10 Sep 2017 19:43:02
Did Robbie savage turn out for the sheep? No one would notice he's not a girl 😀😀

2.) 10 Sep 2017 20:00:04
Absolutely ! 👏 up the girls.

3.) 11 Sep 2017 02:31:14
FF. he is!!! 💇💇💇

4.) 11 Sep 2017 08:13:59
Great choice of words 😂😂😂.

5.) 11 Sep 2017 08:17:37
Could have worded that better. Just saying.



09 Sep 2017 21:39:46
Zone marking sucks, a great idea spawned out of some coaching manual but in reality we need defenders marking attackers not imaginary zones. It never works.


1.) 09 Sep 2017 22:06:55
I watched in horror as defenders like fox and darikwa gave up when they were skinned. No effort to get goalside. as for high balls into our box particularly at set pieces no one attacking the ball just chasing shadows!!!!

2.) 10 Sep 2017 09:31:31
Brian Clough always said that space never scored a goal. with zonal marking even in the premier league it's scarey.




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31 aug 2017 22:29:16
dead as a dodo then




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31 Aug 2017 14:15:15
Quality centre backs are like rocking horse s**t at the moment so 7M ain't enough and in any case we like him where he is, at Forest




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30 Aug 2017 09:23:05
exactly my point




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20 Aug 2017 00:28:58
Me too, Mills turned up today and put in a cracking performance as did BO n open play.




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08 Aug 2017 13:56:57
I wonder if one of our forwards is off, selling someone or maybe swapping one for keeper?





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15 Oct 2017 15:15:24
both goals were down to Bridcutt, not Dowell.
Didn't pick up Vydra for the first and could have stopped the Vydra run for the second but let him go




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08 Oct 2017 11:38:15
R I Ex I think it would be the latter




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29 Sep 2017 13:46:50
Bottom Line is that Darikwa can't defend like a right back and can't attack like a wing back which means Mr Smiley at Burnley did us over on this player.
If MW had just asked around the clubs he used to play in Notts he would have been told he wasn't up to it.




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23 Sep 2017 19:42:46
Some lovely football second half, I think we need somecent wing backs but heyho MW will sort it




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11 Sep 2017 23:40:09
Yes Leeds outplayed us using the same style and system but they are infront of us in their rebuilding, they are 12 months ahead of us.