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29 May 2019 06:53:39
Reports as expected AV want Lolley? If we were he to double or > our salary we would be off. Let's hope we say he is not going anywhere! And a bidding war ensues!

doc m

1.) 29 May 2019 11:02:13
can’t see villan starting a biddin war with themselves

2.) 30 May 2019 07:20:28
I think its inevitable that he'll be playing for Villa next season, but let's look on the bright side, that's 10m that hopefully can be reinvested.

3.) 30 May 2019 12:01:28
Forest won't accept 10 mill, 10 mill might be the opening bid if villa value grealish at 30 odd odd mill lolley has has to be around 20, remember lolley has already been in the premiership wilderness let's hope that puts him off

4.) 30 May 2019 13:39:28
Looks like he will go to Villa,they have the money so let’s start off at 15m and see where it goes from there.



04 Mar 2019 22:03:39
Will we ever find out who scouted, who chose, who decided the fees, for the 3 amigos or like many things in our lives - perhaps it will remain a mystery but I think we have been sold our most expensive player that at the moment we couldn't give away. My guess like Dias, we will not see our 13 M player again in a Forest shirt.

doc m

1.) 04 Mar 2019 23:00:41
The boy has a touch of class and personally think he'll become a very good player.
The problem lies with paying so much money out when your a championship club.
13 million for a kid who hadn't hardly kicked a ball for bemfica in the proper league asks questions.
It could have been worst as gongalves was supposed to be even better and would have cost 20 million.
It's a risk we shouldn't have taken,but the kid does have talent and he's not exactly surrounded by it though.
On the flip side we signed lolley for 500k and now he's worth what we paid for Carvahlo,some you win some you lose,kids in this decision tend to lose.
Still time to make a late impact and I'm not giving up,can't see it being pretty though,but couldn't care as long as it has an end product.

2.) 05 Mar 2019 08:21:40
Agreed mate,it's not over till it's over!!!

3.) 05 Mar 2019 09:50:31
Good post ff. I could tell who had written it before i saw your name at the bottom.
We were all excited about the Pertuguese at the start of the season. Unfortunately it hasn't worked

4.) 05 Mar 2019 10:51:25
I don’t think any of it matters , there is nothing sinister and no one was badly advised. Carvalho did fine under AK and would Have improved vastly, he will struggle under these two. He’d do fine in Derby’s formation. MON and RK play a different game that doesn’t suit carvalho, I do believe that I’m the fullness of time it will be a more effective brand of football in this league . I did say when we pursued these two that some of the players would have sacrificed to make it work and that will, I think play out. You never know they may be able to coach him enough to change but you have to remember he will have been coached to play a certain brand from a young age.

Best outcome will be for us to get our money back, if he goes cheap we’ve still got cash and lolley.

5.) 05 Mar 2019 13:31:23
2 star and ff79 i totally disagree about carvalaho. You only have to look at his history, which their is none. Someone tried to be clever and say they had unearthed a star.Oops big big blooper. He has skill but a poor touch. He is not strong and has no pace. Has no ariel prowess and cannot tackle. The qualities vital for this league he is missing in spades. What he brings their is plenty of in the under 23's. Maybe if we were in the prem then the way people sit off wnd allow people to play he might be different. You won't see oneil pull this type of stunt or be persuaded to do so either. It is not the lads fault he just has not got it at this level. Its an awful scenario that was wrong and its no good forcing the issue. We won't get a brass farthing for him so big dilema for the club.

6.) 05 Mar 2019 18:04:50
Fair enough Rutland , let’s hope we have a solution then because it’s more money than we can afford to squander and will undoubtedly restrict the plans of MON in the transfer market.

7.) 05 Mar 2019 19:19:16
2star i would love him to come good as you are righton that. But really has he got enough to convince the management to trust in him????

8.) 05 Mar 2019 20:31:51
It’s worrying if someone did have our pants down. Let’s hope they don’t own a bakery for their sake!

9.) 06 Mar 2019 19:31:46
Was it not only a couple of games ago fans were questioning why mn hadn't picked jc because of his talent and best attacking midfielder we have next to lolley or the fact we'd hardly created any chances since he's not been playing, give him a break he's had a couple of minutes here and their so not exactly match sharp and having been at the game we not managed a chance till jc come on the pitch yeah he cocked up but how many of the other players have a perfect game take derby we could have had 5 past em but managed 1 . As for paying to much I'd agree but I think we'll make that plus more if we get to the prem as I think that's where he'd shine



15 Feb 2019 21:02:13
It will be a close game tomorrow but a Forest win with some good favour that we are surely due. I suspect the side to be unchanged tomorrow but sorry would not want Murphy on for the last 15 as happened on Tuesday. He is not able to run like Lolley and I felt the change gave WBA more freedom to run fioreward. Maybe no sub tomorrow or Bonatini.

doc m

1.) 16 Feb 2019 00:08:47
Or appiah

2.) 15 Feb 2019 08:44:49
Preston 1 v Forest 3


3.) 16 Feb 2019 07:54:39
Yacob for Watson. When Murphy came on you'd have thought he was the player that needed bringing off for a rest. Zero effort to get at the WBA defense.

4.) 16 Feb 2019 08:33:38
Appiah played yesterday against Barnsley. So far he's not even making the bench, so maybe MON/RK not so impressed?



01 Jan 2019 22:28:30
What entertainment today, We saw the best out of Cash and Murphy and Benny as a Sub. Geddy put himself about challenging robustly. Colback just gets better. Cavahlio also I think had his best game. There is no doubt our best central defence is Fig and Dawson. Was Grabbon was injured? Let us hope Marinakis watched the match heard the cheering from the fans for AK and appreciates a manager that knows more about football than he and is an absolute gentleman in his manner. Probably the best manager we have had since BC. However in 2019 a manager has to be more PC than ever was the case in the past.

doc m

1.) 02 Jan 2019 00:34:46
Carvalho was pissh today, jumped out of 50/50s think the wind blew him over a couple of times, gave the ball away plenty of times, he's trying you can tell that but he looks like an u18 out of his depth atm

2.) 02 Jan 2019 12:44:14
So 4 people thought he wasn’t a passenger yesterday, would you like to explain your reasons? Like I said he was a passenger.



27 Dec 2018 23:52:25
I have just watched the highlights! Both the second goals would not have been scored if Robinson was still there. Sadly both of these goals were when number 31 was skinned on the left and then number 31 miss the ball completely for the third. Equally I believe neither of these goals would have happened if Osborn had come on instead of 31. What is a complete mystery is why AK did this.

I can only presume as with Dowell last season, 31,has to play a certain number of games to fulfil the loan contract and AK thought at 3 1 up it was safe to do this. AK has played with the best been an understudy to the best coach and got Middlesbrough up and I believe he will with Forest. However if 31 is even on the bench on Saturday, I will think that there is something going on we are completely unaware of.

Also I am sure AK was given an ultimatum at the Ipswich match. Remember the good old days with Fawaz a managerial change every 6 months, relegation battles at the end of the season. Is that what we want to go back to? The match on Saturday is a crucial one. The fate of AK is in the teams hands. If they want him to stay they will pull out all the stops and again against Leeds and maybe we will be just in the play offs.

doc m

1.) 28 Dec 2018 00:22:23
Only one thing wrong with your post doc, you like karanka blame the team.
Think about it? and none of us are football managers ,but would you have taken cash off when he's on a hat trick and replace him with a total lightweight??
What gets worst is he then says Norwich have such good forwards they are bound to score.
Sorry mate karanka had a win in the bag and blew it with bad decisions

2.) 28 Dec 2018 05:13:13
The manager had a strict task and target at the start of the season.
At this moment in time he isn't fulfilling the requirements.
He picks players and tactics. If Forest doesn't win the manager gets the blame. Look at Man U as an example.
Jose's arrogance cost him his job.
I initially thought Krankie was the right man for forest but cracks appeared with his choice of players and tactics etc.
So I ask this question. Do you give him more money in January or get in somebody else?
Very tough decision to call!

3.) 28 Dec 2018 05:26:28
He does not feel our forward players are any good then.

4.) 28 Dec 2018 06:38:11
I think what FF is trying to say is 3 nil with 20 mins left we should of shut up shop.
Instead Manuel makes poor choices.
Norwich bang in 3. post match interview Manuel was trying to save face by basically saying he expected Norwich to score. A strange thing to say?
He should of said I made a wrong call and it Cost us a win. Simples

5.) 28 Dec 2018 10:37:37
I like krankie but the result on Boxing Day was his fault no one else's. Other than scoring two excellent goals Cash didn't have his best game but to bring Dias on for him and ask him to help a right back out at left back was an accident waiting to happen. Osborn would've been a better option. The manager made a massive mistake but didn't want to admit it. That said, I don't think sacking him is a great idea half way through a season. Hopefully the recent results are just the obligatory dip in form most teams suffer throughout a season.




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16 Jul 2019 11:44:31
Does anyone out there worry about the number of new players coming to the club . I think most would berate at least 75% of Sheffield United side ie Goldrick and Sharpe up front as an example! Yet they are in the premier league why? The manager and a team that have gelled over 3 to 4 yrs. The only thing our new players seem to have to gell is a common language ie Portuguese. Surely this is the merry go round again. New manager 6 to 8 new players aka Karanka / Warburton et al. A team is a collection of individuals whose sum total together is greater than each of them added individually. Chris Wilder demonstrated that and there are many other examples. I hope the team gel but past form says we will once again be
disappointed and finish mid table and a new manager will be brought in and it will start again. Is getting older making me cynical - probably!

doc m

1.) 16 Jul 2019 13:13:47
I agree with the manager changes Doc, 6-12 months for a manager isn't good enough and is unreasonable to expect results in that time if your trying to change the team and style of play.

As we know, they all want to bring in players they trust and fit their style of play, fingers crossed we get lucky this time:) . Looking forward to the season start now.

Muric could easy be enough to give us another 10-12 points over the season.

2.) 16 Jul 2019 17:31:12
You also need to keep the nucleolus of a good squad together with a manager to be successful which is why I do not want to see too many established players leaving for new overseas signings who may well struggle to hit the ground running?

I think its important we sign another proven Championship striker rather than another bunch of Carlos Kickabout strikers who take too much time to settle in a physical league!

3.) 16 Jul 2019 19:14:01
Carlos kickabout i love that haha but yeah your spot on.

4.) 16 Jul 2019 19:16:31
How about this one, a ub40 striker.1 in 10.



09 Jul 2019 08:02:14
This season I have bemoaned the lack of English players picked to start a match in the top half dozen . I ask Forest fans out there would we sacrifice all our home grown players to get to the premier league.

doc m

1.) 09 Jul 2019 08:47:04
Yes I certainly would. Nationality is irrelevant to me. As long as there are good enough it doesn't matter what country they are from.

2.) 09 Jul 2019 09:12:10
Nationality even sometimes ability alone are not what is required. ATTITUDE and team spirit are paramount.

3.) 09 Jul 2019 10:26:04
100% I would.



28 Jun 2019 11:28:34
What about Lucy Bronze for our right back position? I hope you all saw her goal last night. Seriously the women could win the world cup! I tell you ( Ed included ) you should watch a game and be surprised. They put the men to shame!

doc m

1.) 28 Jun 2019 11:54:22
Agreed with that what's good about it no complaining to the ref about every decistion no time wasting no rolling around on the ground men. could learn a thing or too defending not so good.

2.) 28 Jun 2019 12:11:18
She wouldn't get into Notts Countys boys under 16s team.

3.) 28 Jun 2019 12:33:58
Just saw the new shirt. bit underwhelmed, bit like the "Victor Chandler" one .
What you fellow Trickies think?



23 Jun 2019 20:04:51
You have to ask yourself why we not in competition for good players when they have the option of Leeds Fulham Derby Stoke WBA etc. We are predicted to come 9th by the betting fraternity this next season so proven young players ( like Lolley ) will choose a club with a lot better prospects. We Red supporters have to hope home grown players will improve such as Yates Appiah and Walker. Realistically they may take another season for fruition. We were lucky to get Grabone in hindsight and I suspect it will be Freebies and loans for us. The major challenge is to trim the squad which again will not happen till next summer. Maybe Keane left knowing that this would be the case and a likely outside the playoff finish was not enough at his age.

doc m

1.) 23 Jun 2019 20:35:57
How do you know we're not in competition for any good players? Just becomes we're not linked to any doesn't mean we're not looking at any. The prediction by the betting fraternity and some using a 'supercomputer' means absolutely nothing.

2.) 23 Jun 2019 22:30:01
Look at the Evening Post summary of possible players moving into championship clubs - proven goal scorers not once in a blue moon freebies . The Reds are not being quoted as being interested and the reasons are plain



20 Jun 2019 07:30:37
Is anyone impressed just a little with the current England team at a World Cup! Aggressive tackling, forward 1 touch football, (however last night suicidal defence ) .

doc m

1.) 20 Jun 2019 14:54:21
Yes, I'm impressed with the England cricket team.




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25 Mar 2019 18:23:43
Colback is good but not upto Grealish’s standard . We have plenty of midfielders. So he either accepts whatever a good player at our club gets say Grabban /,Lolley or he goes. Who could blame Britt for moving for a better wage, one more injury to that knee and he is out vis a vis CC. The club wishes promotion without Colback it will still happen without Lolley it is a lot less likely

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17 Feb 2019 09:45:36
I agree VAR is the answer. But I believe a side as in Cricket and Hockey should be limited to two requests each per half

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13 Dec 2018 07:17:04
My view Defoe is the same type of player as Grabban, Appiah ie relatively diminutive! However I trust AK to make the right decision.

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21 Sep 2018 20:46:45
All the recent managers of different football persuasions had Osborn in their team. To me he gives his all for the club in a Chris Cohen manner. Benny will score goals but his assists are equally important. A future captain of our club when we are in the premier league following CC,s footsteps - but I hope not injuries

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13 Sep 2018 15:44:48
It should not be difficult to restrict goals against. Most on this site were against dariwika and Osborn but they have been replaced largely. The centre backs have changed as everyone considered Worrall a liability. So Steele needs to replace Pants or they need to all up their game. Grabban is a proven goal scorer in the premier league. Given the correct service he will score in the teens. This side has all the correct elements in place and especially a manager who needs our support

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23 Jun 2019 22:30:01
Look at the Evening Post summary of possible players moving into championship clubs - proven goal scorers not once in a blue moon freebies . The Reds are not being quoted as being interested and the reasons are plain

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08 Jun 2019 19:01:42
ED a good player for Forest do you think ?

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{Ed001's Note - with a bit of guidance, yes probably a good Championship player.}



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07 Jun 2019 13:22:42
Mr Pep doesnt pick Stones or Delph , Kane not fit , Ali not at his best , Southgate a nice man. TAA no place for yet faced major European sides. Pickford the only bright spot

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07 Jun 2019 06:39:53
Lucky I couldnt watch it but turned the radio off after 2:1. It is still my belief that the dirth of English players in the premiership ( look at the recent English club finals) and managers is responsible. Southgate was not a proven manager but obviously an honest upright citizen and a very good public face for the FA. With the current set up I cannot see the England team wining anything, we are too far behind. Let us hope the Reds do better this season, however I am 50/50 on that one

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06 Jun 2019 08:55:17
Thanks Ed , the words monopoly (Sky ) and greed ( FA ) come to mind and surely this is a crowd jewelsevent

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{Ed001's Note - should be.}