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14 Jan 2019 11:43:51
Martin O'neill confirmed

1.) 14 Jan 2019 12:16:37
Not for me. Been out in the Republic of Ireland wilderness for too long and out of touch with the modern game. Might steady the ship but that’s about all. Wrong appointment, we ain’t going nowhere under O’Niell’s leadership. The merry-go-round continues.

2.) 14 Jan 2019 12:27:16
Tap nice to see your giving him a chance

3.) 14 Jan 2019 12:58:04
No matter who comes in to manage the club there will always be unhappy fans.
Hope he O'Neil does well.

4.) 14 Jan 2019 12:59:18
I think just a steady ship now until the end of the season. Build a team that wants to play for the shirt, team spirit, courage and wanting to win. Get rid of the dead wood and recruit some quality as well as getting more academy players game time (and Worrall back) I don't think promotion is an option this season but i'm happy with that. Next season we'll smash it. COYR

5.) 14 Jan 2019 12:59:39
For me O'Neil is perfect,forest about time!!!!!

6.) 14 Jan 2019 13:14:58
It’s not that I’m not giving O’Neil a chance Stevie, just don’t think he’s the right manager to take us forward. 10 years ago, yes, I really hope he proves me wrong and shuts my trap.

7.) 14 Jan 2019 13:10:08
Give the guy a chance before writing him off. Who realistically did you think we could get?

8.) 14 Jan 2019 14:30:51
Martins experience is second to none. He has managed and had success at almost every level from Non-League, Lower League, Championship, Promotion, Top half of Premier League Scottish Premier League finishes European Football and International Football. Warnock has shown that age and methods learned in the 1980's is not a barrier to success. The club is in good hands with O'Neill just need luck to be with us (as do all successful clubs) and we could yet rescue this season that was careering downhill fast under AK. Get behind him and stop the negativity.

9.) 14 Jan 2019 14:33:11
I'd take O'Neil and Keane. I'm sure he will get us playing attractive football.
Some have said he's more route one. But he will be managing players who are more suited to playing it on deck.
Hope he's backed so he can add the finishing touches to squad.
Centre half
A strong fast direct winger

10.) 14 Jan 2019 16:07:02
A lot of fans were unhappy when Karanka came in. MON has a great record at club level and been told he jumped ahead of other candidates due to his huge passion for the club and desire to see the club get promotion. We certainly should give him a chance and respect for his record and his amazing history with our club, let’s hope it works out.

11.) 14 Jan 2019 18:33:43
a year ago we would have been really happy in getting MON in as out manager. it didn't end well at ROI but was never going to in the long run. He has a good club record and he loves our club so I'm happy it's him and want us to have some consistency that we have been missing. if Keane comes to then another person who cares for the club and although he can be an idiot at times maybe he is the one to pull people in line. Come on you reds.



05 Jan 2019 21:50:02
One of those days today when the relative league positions of both clubs were clear for all to see.

Nobody disgraced themselves or had an appalling game but for the most part we were left chasing shadows all over the pitch and but for some pretty miserable finishing from Morata (60 million!) the score would have been at least four if not more.

Steele certainly distinguished himself and appeared less flustered than Pantilimon can get and his distribution was much better.for sure.

I have to admit that it was at times a pleasure to watch the way that Chelsea passed and probed away and I hope that some day soon I can see us playing in a similar way .

For me personally a good day out with some excellent skill on show and a battling effort laden display from us.

Beaten but unbowed and as always . . .


1.) 05 Jan 2019 22:12:00
Well said creepy happy New year to you, always get an unbiased analysis from you, keep em coming and no more stropp from you 🍻🍻

2.) 06 Jan 2019 10:14:58
Toys staying in pram ff



01 Jan 2019 20:54:49
A really well fought and well deserved three points today against a side who played some really attractive passing football but made two disastrous errors with the straight red ( no doubts for me ) and the crazy back pass for Colbacks well taken first goal .

Leeds looked well capable of coming back into it until the red card and at half time all looked pretty good .

Defensive frailties again pretty much gifted them a couple of goals but we continued to press and push and after Colbacks second I personally thought we would go on to win.

Mention for Murphy who ran his guts out today in a manner I didn't think he was capable of and an outrageous 4th from Osborn was the cherry on top.

Would things have been different if the red card wasnt shown ?. Almost certainly they would but it was and that's the way that the game is played.

I thought we looked better moving Yacob across and leaving Robinson in position and for a change all 3 substitutions made sense to me.

All in all a good day today and talk of managers' windows, comings and goings can wait for a day whilst I bathe in the afterglow of turning over the dirties.

As always . . .


1.) 01 Jan 2019 22:40:38
Agree creepy.pants is the problem though, fox had a go at him more than once,must be difficult as a defender with the Romanian clown behind you.
Goalkeeper is s must for me if we ate to progress.



06 Mar 2018 18:19:45
Be quite happy with a point tonight ( long drive back if we get hammered ).
Norwich are no mugs and Carrow Road as others have said is not exactly our " Shangri La ".

Hopefully we will start with the same side as last week or very close to it at least. as we are looking a bit more solid at the back.
In fact sat in the trent end last week v Brum I felt I was sat behind a much more solid defensive line with Pantillimon and the two centre backs. I have to say the passing beteween Smith amd Worral has had my heart in my mouth more than once.

Thats not to say we are the finished article at the back, in particular the left back position, but definately imo tighter.

Hope to see either Brereton or Vellios ( unlikely I know but I am still not yet convinced he has had a fair crack of the whip. thumbs down aplenty no doubt :) ).

Thought the introduction of Murphy on Saturday offered us nothing but he may yet not be fully fit.

Either way its . .


1.) 06 Mar 2018 19:48:05
with you on this Creepy
good to see Pontilimon shouting to the back line rather than just fetching the ball and getting on with the game, we need a keeper who communicates with the defence.
I am a fan of Vellios and think he will do a better job than the other two at the moment, BB getting better but still miles away and Murphey not fit or getting any younget but proven.
enjoy the evening mate and bring us back 3 points

2.) 06 Mar 2018 21:45:56
Brereton too busy diving and looking for free kicks n penalties to play football. Missed the target on several occasions. Send him to Notts. With Murphy playing the way he did on Saturday we have no option but to play Velios. The best we have by a mile.



31 Jan 2018 14:34:29
Caryol and Traore gone

1.) 31 Jan 2018 14:40:44
I hope nobody payed money for them lol

2.) 31 Jan 2018 15:14:29
Contracts cancelled ( paid off probably )

3.) 31 Jan 2018 15:21:02
Good news if we get the right players in

4.) 31 Jan 2018 15:32:40
We could also do with getting Hobbs, Fox and Mills paid off.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 15:56:48
And Darikwa please

6.) 31 Jan 2018 16:33:07
Loan Darikwa out to the lower leagues.




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23 Jun 2019 21:55:16
Not posted since the last ( pointless) game of the season against Bolton because there hasn't really been much to talk aboput quite frankly but getting itchy fingers so I though it was time they had a bit of exercise.

I was considering a look back on my take of things last season but it could be summed up fairly quickly.

Things were going along reasonably well until 2nd Decenber with us drawing too many games but were not easy to beat but THAT interview from Mr Karanka was pretty well a precursor to all four wheels coming off and they never really went back on to be fair and that's pretty well it.

The departure today of Mr Keane , whilst a surprise, is of no real concern to me ( providing it is not an indication of trouble in the camp of which there appears no basis ) becasue hand on heart I was never really sure of what exactly his positon within the club structure was and if he wishes to pursue a position elsewhere then good luck to him .

Although it is the end of June there have as yet been no confirmed signings but the same can be said of many other teams as well but the Evening post ( will always be the Evening Post to me ) do seem to continue to link us with any number of players on an almost daily basis.

The talk of Lolley and Carvalho, possibly our most saleable assets , seems to have , for the moment gone cold and it is to be hoped that they both remain with us for Lolleys undoubted class and the chance for Carvalho after a season under his belt to cpme to the fore and realise his undoubted potential.

Personally I was a little suprised to see Soudani leave us because from what little I saw of him I thought him well capable of doing a job next season if not as a regular starter then certainly off the bench because we would I think all agree we are at present short in the striking department with the likes of Clough, Cummings etc unlikely to cut the mustard.

So with 31 days to kick off I have to say that AS THINGS STAND I am not viewing the upcoming season with the same eager anticipation as I did 12 months ago but there is time aplenty for all that to change and even if it doesn't I like you will still be there

So as always


1.) 23 Jun 2019 22:11:27
At the moment all I can see is us getting the Dross out. only to get MORE Dross in!!!
Anyway I'm not letting it spoil my Hols!!

2.) 23 Jun 2019 22:29:07
It's journos suggesting players who are dross, no deals yet confirmed. Let's wait and see what MON is up to.




08 May 2019 09:37:30
{Ed's Note - creepy1 has posted a new article entitled, BRIAN HOWARD CLOUGH O.B.E - A VERY POTTED HISTORY

1.) 08 May 2019 09:41:28
nice one creepy! I am looking forward to a proper read of this later.

2.) 08 May 2019 10:54:06
Me to , will be reading this with interest. I too have great admiration for the man , miss him and his put downs . RIP .

3.) 08 May 2019 10:54:50
Superbly worded Creepy1, indeed the memories on reading your post stirs the emotions.

4.) 08 May 2019 15:06:33
Great article Creepy1. I have been going down the CG since 1956 and the Great man has given memories I never thought I would have and will never forget until my dying day. Thank you Brian Howard Clough. RIP

5.) 08 May 2019 21:41:07
Creepy1. Stuff that I already knew. Reading the account of a true fan ,who experienced the enigma that was Brian Clough at first hand ,reminds me to believe in miracles! Well written sir.

6.) 08 May 2019 23:44:31
An excellent piece Creepy from an obviously true supporter of our club through thick and thin home and away. I came to Nottingham in 1980 but for reasons , only have had season tickets for the last 2 yrs but have happy memories of many a home matches my in between . I also watched 19.30 weekday kick offs and supported all British teams in Europe from 1965 onward when a British team was truly that. So although Liverpool had 3 or 4 last night this was not a team representing those living in our fair isle and nobody could claim they were anything like the Shankly era



06 May 2019 09:22:26
Well the season comes to an end with us stringing three wins together for the first time in a while but it has to be said that yesterdays game was a desperate and turgid affair that will have inspired no one and the final whistle was an almost blessed release.

It was the game which to be honest I and no doubt many thousands of others were expecting against a Bolton side with no real idea of what awaits them over the coming days and gave all the indication of just turning up and going through the motions and for that I cannot attach any criticism or blame.

As for Forests part in this affair we started with the same formation as previously with the changes being the introduction of Grabban and Steele and it was reassuring to see Figureido on the bench at long last.

Of the actual match itself truly little can be said to commend it to anyone with the only goal coming to Lolley who prospered following good work from Osborn down the left for a very well worked and taken goal but in all honesty that truly was about it.

Milosovic performed well for the most part dealing with what little came his way and Carvalho showed the odd touch of class and clever passing but quite frankly this is a game probably best forgotten in which nobody shone but neither did they stink

For me it was a game in which absolutely nothing was gained nor learned about the Forest side and whilst I understand and accept that they are well paid professionals on this occasion there are perhaps extenuating circumstances outside of the usual last game of the season ones.

Most of us feel very sorry for the predicament of the Bolton players all of whom for no fault of their own face a very uncertain future and the Forest side must surely have the same feelings which would give some indication as to what we witnessed today.

I am not making excuses here , though perhaps none are needed , more giving my thoughts and reasoning to explain what happened in an unprecedented situation but rest assured should I witness a performance such as that in a more meaningful sitiuation I will not be so tolerant and understanding.

So roll on 20th June release date and I look forward to the comings and goings ( please have plenty of goings ) and thank you all for reading my musings.

As always.


1.) 06 May 2019 12:08:11
And a big thank you creepy1 , always a sensible read and opinion . Don't always agree with every thing you offer but always backed up with facts . From your comments are you connected to the game ?

2.) 06 May 2019 12:17:06
A lot of good points made creepy and agree a clear out is needed. Forget the transfer fees paid or expected if you want rid get rid even if for free drop the wages long term. Maybe good old ebay would be if use?. As much as the Bolton situation is not good the players need to take some responsibility a winning side will always get good crowds and money through the door so it's not all down to the greedy fat cats at the top, can't be many more big money men left willing to gamble millions on second rate clubs. Let's hope our money man keeps his head above water and investing in the club and not just player funds. Foundation is the key.

3.) 06 May 2019 12:19:35

Thanks to you and my only connection is as a long time supporter pretty much like yourself

4.) 06 May 2019 12:58:36
The thing that I admire most of all about when you post creepy1, is the fact that you do not allow yourself to get swept along by a wave of hysteria that we so often see when things go badly on the pitch. More power to you pal!💪

5.) 06 May 2019 22:38:13
Nice one creepy glad you didn't carry out your threat to stop posting,I didn't go and spent my time in the pub and met up with my brother and mates,I gave my card to my niece who enjoyed the game and that's what matters to me, I said I wouldn't go and knew it was a game not worth playing,looking forward to a massive clearout now and just four or five quality players coming in and by that I don't mean colback as one of them,the lad lacks pace and I'm afraid you need that to succeed in the modern game.



04 May 2019 17:39:40
So County have gone which purely from a personal point of view gives me no pleasure at all because my brother is a long standing ticket holder there which harks back decades ago to when football was a different animal to that we see today.

My dad was a cockney by birth but got bombed out by a V1 back in the day and moved up to Hyson Green and became a red through and through and in the 50's would travel to watch even reserve games all over the place and at some point met and married a Meadows girl.

As was the trend back then family ties were very strong and each Saturday all the family would go to Grandmas in the Meadows with a mix of Forest and County fans in the family and although my Dad would never go to Meadow Lane some uncles would and my brother and I would go to whoever was at home that weekend and he eventually went one way and I the other.

In all that time he has never begrudged what has happened across the Trent but carried on with no thought of jumping ship at any time and accepted County as his and Forest as mine so to him and others of his ilk I say good luck and a speedy return.

Many Notts fans have despaired at the antics of Mr Hardy and my brother blames him for their current predicament solely on the stupidity of Hardy's self inflicted severing of ties between the two clubs .

Many will find what I have said to be difficult to understand but those who were there and around this City in the early 60's will , I am sure , understand where I am coming from.

So Steve I know you read this site bud and you know I mean it when I say best of luck next year

1.) 04 May 2019 18:10:49
Creepy1 , l understand mate as a dear friend of mine played for Notts in the early 60,s , won't tell you what he said but with a tear in his eye l feel for him . There's a lot more to this game , and not about kicking a ball and as you get the game under your skin more understanding of the game comes to light .

2.) 04 May 2019 18:43:47
Fully U derstand what your saying ,as a little kid I had a football rattle ,used to put Red and white ribbons on one week,Black and white the next ,eventual I painted it Red and white but still saw many more Notts games over the years and as a Nottm born and bred it,s not a nice day .

3.) 04 May 2019 19:03:05
I'm with you all the way carlo.
Good post as usual creepy.

4.) 04 May 2019 19:42:33
Creepy, excellent and well balanced post as ever , and I’m sad for you if today’s events have saddened you.

I guess personal views on life are about experiences that shape us, my experience of Notts fans is very different to your own hence why I don’t feel any sorrow for them. As you rightly say times have changed a great deal since the days you describe.

Alan Hardy is the embodiment of the worst Notts fan, sadly most the ones I know are like him. In his defence he couldn’t win as he would have been derided for not spending just as much as he has been for how it’s turned out. County fans can say what they want, they absolutely expected the chairman to go for broke and didn’t give a hoot that he was gambling with the livelihoods of his paragon employees.

The only club I care about in this city is the team I support , football is a business, it’s dog eat dog. a weak Notts County will drive more young up and coming fans to forest in the future. We’ve got a 38k stadium to fill and we are competing for the same fan base.

That’s business and that’s modern football I’m afraid. It won’t ever be what it was and clubs have to evolve to survive in the landscape it’s become.

5.) 04 May 2019 19:58:52
Great post 2star summed hardy up to a tee, gambling with people’s livelihoods to play the big man and everybody loses

6.) 04 May 2019 20:01:13
Whatever you wish for them nottsbwont go out of business and let's face it the national league is just now another division.
The old days you could win it and still not get promoted,now it's a straightforward case of being promoted.
The stags and Lincoln had a few barren years in that league,so like 8 say they might be relegated,but they aren't and won't be out of buisness

7.) 04 May 2019 20:21:47
Always remember the night Mansfield went out the league radio Nottingham had a phone in after the game the 1st bloke on was a notts fan taking the p*** thy had to cut him off, think they call it karma don’t they,

8.) 04 May 2019 21:17:34
What sticks with me Stevie , is the waving of 20 pound notes at rival fans during the Munto era - which by the way was never going to fly.

Secondly referring to stats and forest fans as inbreeds, scrubbers, tramps and any other derogatory name around social status.

As you say the karma police have completed their raid.

9.) 04 May 2019 21:29:11
You obviously mix with different notts fans than me mate,you should try living in long Eaton we get the derby fans,always wind em up,its easy .
Never heard or seen notts fans do any of those things to be honest.

10.) 05 May 2019 00:01:13
Theres no doubt that times have changed over the past 25 years or so and my brother gets brickbats from the newer generation of Notts fans because of his views and stance on Forest.

The new Facebook/ Twitter generation gloried in Mr Hardys ill advised and frankly juvenile social media musings whilst others could clearly see the damage it could and for those who opposed it ultimately did do in depriving them of a steady stream of quality loans to the benefit of both clubs.

I doubt my halcyon days gone by will ever return and I can understand the attitude of those on here who have seen the antagonism from County fans which is without doubt there as never before which is to me a great shame.

Had they merely been relegated to league 2 for example I would have been straight on the phone to him giving him pelters and winding him up like a grandfather clock but not under circumstances such as these.

Anyhow zzzzz time now ready for the pub tomorrow and a brief 90 minute interlude at the WFCG before further refreshment will be called for so see and hear you all
Tomorrow and as always




30 Apr 2019 11:22:21
So the Bolton v Brentford game will not be played this week and some in the media are suggesting that the home fixture for us on Sunday may well already be shrouded in some doubt.

I have to say that I was surprised to learn that EFL rules for games to be completed up to 4 days after the official end of the season purely because I was under the impression that the season finale HAD to be played at the same time and on the same day to avoid any suggestions that one team may well have an advantage in knowing what they had to do as it were regarding promotion or relegation.

Perhaps luckily both of their outstanding games are not going to affect either of those issues but imagine if they were due to play Derby and Middlesborough and the possible ramifications involved and the hundreds of millions riding on it.

Theoretically Deerby could have played a massively understrength team of youngsters and rattled up a cricket score whilst a few days later , with the Bolton players issues being resolved, Boro playing a much stronger side with maybe something to prove .

It is a deeply regrettable situation and as usual it is the fans that will inevitably suffer the consequences but in my opinion the EFL seem to have fudged this issue where more positive and direct action should have been taken with, for me, great consideration being given to the total expunging of the Bolton results this year

1.) 30 Apr 2019 11:34:14
It is sad the situation with Bolton, but it shows the rules as far as fair play does not help clubs with rubbish owners.

2.) 30 Apr 2019 12:12:47
Like I've said creepy I think it's a pointless game given the circumstances and playing brentford's after the seasons over is even more pointless.
The only reason the efl want it played is for the final placings to be correct as I believe you get slightly more money for each place higher up the league you finish,or is that just the premier league ?

3.) 30 Apr 2019 19:03:17
Sad for bolton fans but why can't the pfa step in an pay the wages??

4.) 30 Apr 2019 19:29:50
Aps. Because they like the FA are only interested in lining their own pockets and not their members.

5.) 30 Apr 2019 19:39:50
I think the PFA loaned money to foot the wage bill in November and December but declined any more due to the outstanding winding up order.

6.) 30 Apr 2019 20:14:50
I suppose it's too much to ask the Premier league's elite to chip in. The gap between them and the rest of us grows wider by the day. I really have to feel for the Bolton fans.

7.) 30 Apr 2019 21:21:48
It was the EFL that gave Bolton an early fund to 0ay the wages the PFA have done nothing which is no surprise as Mr Taylor needs his pension from them.

8.) 01 May 2019 00:54:54
You don't like Mr Taylor do you FF.

9.) 01 May 2019 09:56:03
I'm not keen either




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10 Apr 2019 10:57:26
Good post ff with very valid points



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Toys staying in pram ff



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28 Dec 2018 21:25:16
Pantilimon booked for time wasting in the 97th minute.
Would the ref have blown up if he hadnt p@@@ed about and just lumped it up?
Guess we will never know



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24 Dec 2018 14:12:46
Red always I reckon we have had Blackburns pants down :)



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Contracts cancelled ( paid off probably )




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09 May 2019 16:54:42
I am personally not saying that statiistics in this case are a bad thing but when applied to an inexact science like football they do not always give a complete picture.

To me Pantilimon has without doubt improved as a goalkeeper with the arrival of Mr O'neill and as I said he is probably likely to be Number 1 choice next season as a decent Championship keeper having no doubt made important saves towards the back end of the season notably at Loftus road.

However on the flip side I have been lucky enough to get to nearly all the games this season past and he has unfortunately been responsible for losing us points as well because being a goalkeeper can be a very lonely business and at times you are on your own, mistakes become very glaring and will always be a position like no other when it comes to brickbats and plaudits.

You are quite correct , I think, that he does and will continue to suffer from " give a dog a bad name " syndrome but like it or not he will have to deal with that and can only do that on the pitch and should he do so can only be of benefit to us



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09 May 2019 12:07:25

Whist the term "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." would be a definite overstatement in this case they do not always tell the whole story.

At 6'7" one would expect Pantilimon to take a high percentage of high balls but I would offer up for discussion that in my opinion not enough of them are in a pressure situation and I feel as a physical presence he could and should be a more dominant force in his area.

His distribution or lack of is to me something that cannot be argued for long about as to me it is quite frankly dreadful.

That said I am not an advocate of dispensing with his services as he is probably as good as we are likely to get/afford right now and with just a little more thought and application could well be a really outstanding performer for us



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09 May 2019 11:25:57
Well remember the days when we had been in Division 2 for a while and crowds had shrunk somewhat.
We could come out of the Outlaws Bar on Trent Bridge ( now The Southbank ) at 2.45 and amble or on occasions stagger a little down to the East Stand Car Park terraces in plenty of time.
When we went up 77/78 crowds got slowly bigger and put the tin hat on that one.

Remenber 45k plus against Liverpool on Boxing day in a one all draw as being particularly " snug "



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08 May 2019 14:40:07
I think the serious work will start closer to home with trying to trim down the squad we have only losing Ward and Henderson to natural wastage as it where.
Gary Birtles has written a piece for the Nottingham Post , not normally my first port of call , with which I am in complete agreement



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06 May 2019 12:19:35

Thanks to you and my only connection is as a long time supporter pretty much like yourself