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16 Oct 2017 08:43:26
I would agree that our defence is not all the problem it is the lightweight literally and metaphorically mid field. We never replaced Henry Lansbury like for like . Osborne is best on the wing and I am afraid bridcutt is afraid to tackle or pass in a forward direction or go past a man . However the management team can only do they're best with offers for players and if they don't want to come what can they do?

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03 Oct 2017 22:36:31
I thought Oliver Burke signed for WBA yet not seen his name on the team sheet yet. ? Loan in Jan if still not playing.

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1.) 04 Oct 2017 10:02:17
He made 2 sub appearences, in his first 2 games after signing and has been injured since.

He is on his comeback, having played an hour in the check a trade trophy U21 team , last night.

So, in short, no!

2.) 05 Oct 2017 15:54:57
Burkes done nowt since he left, that 13 mill looks a cracking piece of business.

3.) 06 Oct 2017 22:46:31
One bit of business fawaz did get right,but I'll still get crucified for saying it,who cares,No way was he worth anywhere near that.
Personally think he'll end up with more clubs than Rory mcalroy

4.) 07 Oct 2017 09:10:40
13m may look like good business (and was IMO), but RBL did make a profit on it, so they're happy enough with it too!

The madness of modern football, championship player sold for 13m, makes 5 starts in a season for a Bundesliga team and increases in value!?!

But let's not write off a 20 year old so soon, remember how exciting he looked last August? Time will tell.

5.) 07 Oct 2017 20:58:34
Was scotland under 21 captain yesterday hardly contributed and was taken off at half time.
Seen it all before with Franz Carr, Good business.

6.) 09 Oct 2017 12:35:15
Never quite understood why everyone was raving about him in the first place? Head down and straight line merchant with no tactical awareness. Franz Carr Mark 2

7.) 11 Oct 2017 19:31:10
Agreed mate. however he nearly scored one of the best ever goals v Oldham in the league cup final.



14 Apr 2017 09:49:23
My view is Blackburn have to go for a win. They are now level with Wigan, a draw is no real use to them. I think a patient waiting game for us and then a Brentford / Wolves etc breakaway.

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1.) 14 Apr 2017 10:11:50
For me. I would like to see us take the game to them. An early goal from us could be a hammer blow to Blackburn right now.
Nothing to gain by letting them get comfortable.
Go for it boys!



31 Oct 2015 22:22:41
Nov 6th' D ' day for DF how many managers of both clubs has this been a make or break match. We can all remember that 1-0 victory when after which Nigel C lost his job, also BD 5 0 etc. I feel sorry for DF and hope he has the strength to see this through. You cannot have badluck every match. So if you are doing things right then at least a draw against Preston will happen.

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1.) 31 Oct 2015 23:13:05
What bad luck did we have today? we had good luck in the way of sheff wed not bringing there shooting boots with them because if they had of bought them it would of been 3 or 4 nil.

2.) 01 Nov 2015 08:30:31
There you all go again, blaming DF when the problem is the bigger picture. We would have been able to attract a better manager if the club was being run properly. You will all rejoice when he sacked, in 6-12 months the cycle will continue and some other average managers head will be on the block, and so it will continue. It's Fawaz that's the problem!

3.) 01 Nov 2015 09:12:36
Say the club has been up for sale for x amounts of months like some have been saying, where are these buyers to buy fawaz out and run the club properly? there isn't any who could buy or even maintain the club.
Fawaz has given df what he wants players wise so why can't you blame df? he took the job on he told us what he would do but It wasn't what he is actually doing.
Do you really think fawaz knew who dougie was? no he didn't it was McGovern who advised him to bring him in, that's right McGovern not fawaz. fawaz has been ill advised by the bloke who knows football.

4.) 01 Nov 2015 09:27:31
Yes, you are obviously correct. Fawaz is just unlucky with his advisors, I hadn't thought of that one. Suddenly it's all clear to me. Have a think what 'bigger picture' means : )

5.) 01 Nov 2015 13:21:14
John mcg is a lovely guy but he hasn't got the knowledge to be advising fawaz on how to run a club or what staff to employ - he has worked in hospitality and media and all of a sudden he is picking managers and helping to run a club which to be honest is a mess.

6.) 01 Nov 2015 19:36:37
Forgive me if I'm wrong but I thought john mcg was an ambassador for the club not an advisor two completely different rolls.

7.) 01 Nov 2015 19:49:18
They are only two different rolls if you have people in the rolls? Who do you think is advising fawaz?

8.) 01 Nov 2015 21:30:55
Sausage roll and Bog roll. Haha!



16 Oct 2015 23:00:47
Poor Forest! I am afraid they are doomed and it almost seems inevitable. The problem is changing the manager will be frying pan into the fire. The only person would be MoN if Ireland didn't do well. Otherwise I think we stick. Is our problem no striker? Again? Is it as simple as that! I would still point out that BD whatever his faults and some say they were legion still has a win rate second to BC, The demise of Forest started after his first sacking.

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1.) 17 Oct 2015 05:29:01
He's bought two strikers in but plays one on the wing and the other up top who has to feed off 60yard punts. Its not the strikers it's the formation and tactics. There's only one person who is to blame, well two in fact the bloke who sits at the side of dougie grinning and smiling when we are getting thrashed.

2.) 17 Oct 2015 07:45:23
As I keep saying, defensive Dougie strikes again. We have the players to win games but the manager does not have a clue how to get the best out of them. Poor tactics and formation again.

3.) 17 Oct 2015 07:49:00
Third person to blame is fawaz who keeps choosing these managers.

4.) 17 Oct 2015 10:35:39
Oh i knew it would not be long before Fawaz got blamed.

5.) 17 Oct 2015 10:43:49
Congratulations to Steve Cotterill on a thoroughly deserved victory. I saw this happening months ago. The only manager to be sacked by an owner without being allowed to manage 1 game! Shame on you Fawaz. Don't think we'll ever beat Leeds at Elland road 7-3 again. Thanks Steve.

6.) 17 Oct 2015 12:17:08
Why? Does Cotterill always win 7-3 at Leeds?

7.) 17 Oct 2015 12:20:02
Gazza, Fawaz hasn't picked a good manager yet in the few years he's been here. I know he puts his hand in his pocket but yes he is to blame for his manager selections.
Now there's an obvious choice of replacement with pearson being out of work. But can fawaz see this?

8.) 17 Oct 2015 13:41:43
Of course Fawaz is to blame

- FFP is his fault
- Managers in and out are his fault
- Club sponsorship or lack of it
- position in league
- Everyone (Especially Derby) laughing at us
- Chance of relegation
- Pressure on DF who is doing a great job in circumstances not many others would put up with

Wake up and realise that Fawaz is ruining our club.

9.) 17 Oct 2015 13:59:48
Fa wazz I agree with your post apart from the bit about DF doing a great job. He quite clearly isnt.

10.) 17 Oct 2015 14:15:44
Didn't fawaz save our club from doom without him we would probably be in league 2 by now. He has given fans there chance and say on managers I'm not his biggest fan but can't remember seeing him on the pitch last night. It's about time players started taking the blame and have a bit of pride in the shirt they are wearing.

11.) 17 Oct 2015 14:29:40
Ryry are you saying fans have had a say in the managers we've had ffs. That's ridiculous. No one is questioning fawaz spending but his managerial decisions and other things he has done have been woeful.

12.) 17 Oct 2015 14:41:16
Hi Cannock,

I just meant that he is doing well to last as long as he has with an interfering owner, no money and a bunch of loans and misfits. Who else would want the job? No-one decent, that's for certain.

13.) 17 Oct 2015 14:44:24
Fans asked for Davies back we got Davies fans wanted him gone after Derby he went fans wanted Pearce we got Pearce he does listen to the fans opinions hopefully just not yours.

14.) 17 Oct 2015 14:52:39
Cannock you do know it isn't fawaz who does a list of managers, it's McGovern who recommends them to fawaz and they both pick the manager. do you really think fawaz knew who dougie was before his name was mentioned? have a day off he signs the deals off but it's McGovern who gets the candidates in.

15.) 17 Oct 2015 15:33:01
That's absolute garbage ryry.
I thought you was fawaz uptheforest. Is it a case of you won't hear a bad word about yourself?

16.) 17 Oct 2015 18:18:42
When it's made up its slanderous to call him for something he hasn't done. would you rather fawaz shut up shop and not give managers players that they want? that would see us in league two but as long as fawaz isn't the owner you would be ok with that?

17.) 17 Oct 2015 19:31:41
What are you on about upthefawaz? All I said was fawaz doesn't pick managers based on loaning fans and if he does God help us.
Apart from his investment fawaz hasn't run the club at all well. His decision making is awful.

18.) 18 Oct 2015 11:09:39
Fawazs running of the club is shocking he knows nothing about football or running a sports club he needs people who would give him sound advise and he needs to own the club not run it, look at the last CEO we had who walked because fawaz would t let him do his job.

19.) 18 Oct 2015 17:49:20
OMG, I hadn't realised. We are doomed, the manager and the owner are completely incompetent, the team is total rubbish, and it's still only mid October. I think I'd better rush off and buy a season ticket for a successful club like Notts or Mansfield. I suggest the drama queens on this string get a life and a sense of perspective. But what do I know, I've only been a supporter for 39 years.

20.) 18 Oct 2015 19:03:20
Geezer, I have been a supporter for 39 or 40 years too. I include our time in League 1 when I say this, we are in the worst mess I can remember. Sorry but that's the cold honest truth. I have real concerns about the future if the club under this idiot of an owner. See past the rhetoric and look at the performance both on and off the field. What's coming next? Relegation? liquidation? Another change of manager is inevitable followed by another and another. No stability, no strategy, no hope.

21.) 18 Oct 2015 22:13:10
I would love Bamford back we should never ave sold him in the first place. Why do we always tend to get in defensive minded managers it pees me right off. I went to the Cardiff game Boro and hull, teams we should be battering at home! Dougie should be making the City Ground a fortress, so sick and tired of the negative tactics, we need to be playing to our strengths, I would be playing 3 up front and Tyler walker would be one of them everytime, Mendes, Olivera and Walker no holding midfielder just Williams and Lansbury middle, Chris O'Grady might work his socks off but there's just no end product ward left Burke right let's go all out attack? Teams can't handle it they don't know what day it is when you hit them hard exactly what drizzle city did to us. KTF

Yooooooooooou Reeeeeeeeeeeeeds

P. S. F. A. Wazz! Do you know mystic Meg by any chance? Lighten up youth.

22.) 19 Oct 2015 08:21:44
Bamford was sold because of the finacial situation our previous owner put us in same as wes Morgan. doughty had to penny pinch but all that seems forgotten now and the blame has shifted onto fawaz. fans were moaning about doughty not putting his hand in his pocket towards the end but those same people were happy when fawaz came in a stuck his hand in his pocket, but now there not. weird. just another case of fans not making there minds up or not knowing what they want.
Talk of liquidation! lol. get real the owner has plenty of money so how would it go into liquidation, the debts (which started with previous owners) just keep rolling on and we have cut the wage bill massively this year which brings us within ffp for next season so talk of liquidation is pantomime stuff, a fan of 39 years talking like this just shows that some are clueless regardless of age or how much footy they have watched.




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17 Dec 2017 13:53:38
We are mid table so good . WB is a manager waiting to prove himself and Forest is that club for him to do this. At this moment no player of proven ability will come to our club so those hoping for stellar signings must think again and are in cloud cookoo land. So except for Scotland and the lower divisions we are stuck with what we have got. The team will success as will WB if we as fans give them support. All successful teams do not both swop and change a manager or the players at the same time. STABILITY.

doc m

1.) 17 Dec 2017 14:15:02
Who t.f is WB?

2.) 17 Dec 2017 15:08:07
Fair point Doc about stability. However Just 4 months ago Worral, Osborn, cash and brereton were worth a combined 35 Million. Murphy Vaughan, lichaj, mills mancienne, McKay, Carayol, ward and clough, whilst not world beaters are steady for true championship. We have one young Scott who may not make the grade (but it’s early days) not. A team full of them. For all of us who want MW to succeed we can’t have it all ways and blame it on the Calibre of players because I don’t think it stands up. The absolute reality is this team is good enough to be consistent and the owners will without doubt let someone else have a go if we don’t become more consistent by the middle of next season. The team is underperforming but only be a shade, it might come right yet because if we’d had had two more wins I think most would be very happy with our situation. Christmas is key and could see us slip well into the bottom half or grab a couple of wins that keep us in that frustrating near but far bracket.

3.) 17 Dec 2017 16:28:50
2 far-Where on earth did that 35 million figure come from?? But I agree with the rest of the post 👍

4.) 17 Dec 2017 18:20:51
Tone, I was being a bit flippant because some of our fans were quoting crazy figures in the summer about the value of our academy players. Clearly no where near worth that but half useful championship players I’d say mate.

5.) 17 Dec 2017 20:50:19
Tap never mind who WB is.
Who is TF?

6.) 17 Dec 2017 22:13:35
WB Warburton ! E



16 Dec 2017 13:32:16
My team for Bristol before being announced
Smith Worral Lichaj Traore Vaughan Boulkalkis MAckay Dowell Bereton Walker.

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1.) 16 Dec 2017 14:08:35
My team for Bristol City. better WIN!!! COYRS!!!

2.) 16 Dec 2017 14:22:56
No Vaughan, No Traore, no Osborn, No Walker or Brereton starting, Bridcutt and Bouchalakis as midfield holders, so it will be won or lost from the midfield I think. I'd put Bridcutt on Paterson from the start, and tell Millsy to put some strong tackles on their striker(s). Could be a tasty one this one.



09 Dec 2017 19:19:49
I saw diminutive Dowell and Osborne line up against the Bolton . At last in the last 30 mins tackles were made by Forest ie Osborne started it then the rest of the team seemed to follow suit. Boulakis made a difference as well tackling but you rarely saw a 'proper' tackle up to that point and Bolton dominated due to they challenging for the ball more than Forest. The game turned in the second half back in Forests favour because they fought and ran after the ball. Brereton scored a very good goal as a centre forward which is where he should be. Another observation the midfield don't go forward but sideways or back and don't seem to be prepared to just go forward. Caryol and MAckay are different but both very able. Tyler played well and will grow in confidence and strength. My view would be start Ben and Tyler next week. Definitely the strength of Bou and Vaughan next week. Let's hope Trarore is fit. Anyone see the Bolton second goal?

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02 Dec 2017 18:02:49
What to me is worrying is that both Cardiff and Ipswich had 3 or 4 of their best players missing. Martyn Waghorn who played well against us is a player who has been in many teams before with lots of loans. WB has picked the same side more or less for a few weeks. Is it the players are not good enough? In theory we would expect the next 4 games to be winnable. I hope so otherwise we will be on the merry go round again. If we win these games and get close to the play offs we could attract better players potentially to the club but if we are in the lower half no one will want to come. The managerial job at Forest is becoming a poisoned chalice so again are hope is WB will win through.

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26 Nov 2017 17:22:50
Trent end view! The first half Cardiff had two shots and two goals. Forest didn't deserve to go 2 down and had played some good football. I felt Cardiff had been told if Forest get into their stride have an injury or waste time. Sad tactics as this had the desired effect of disrupting our play . McCarthy was blocked by their full back and Osborne didn't seem to make a forward pass or take on a player. This was left to Mancienne and Worrall. At this stage of development we cannot cope with these tactics and physicality of Cardiffs game - a game for the Bouch? i don't believe Osbourne or Murphy have been substituted this season?

doc m

1.) 26 Nov 2017 18:16:56
The simple fact is that Forest's style of play is very easy to close down especially if you press Vaughan, McKay and Osborn in their own half as they can get pushed off the ball.

Playing one old timer up front good as he is does not offer a long ball option when under the cosh. We do not have the quality,pace or experience to play 4-3-3 / 4-5-1 and compete at the business end of the table?

The Jan window is going to tell us whether Warbo gets what is needed with who he signs or whether we have a manager indulging in playing fantasy tica tacka with youth which will see us looking over our shoulders come April/May?

2.) 26 Nov 2017 18:56:07
Red. spot on with your observations.
Tippy crappy passing with these players doesn't bode well.
No heart passion or spirit. caryol and cash altered the tempo.




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18 Feb 2017 11:23:50
OK so we are in a financial mess so please explain to me the finances of all other clubs and how they are different to us. Look at the gates of other clubs it is not simply attendances.

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22 Jan 2017 22:20:04
McGugan can score from free kicks and in his last season with BD scored 13. Would have him rather than Bentner or the other overseas players that the summer brought to our sures

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23 Dec 2016 22:55:11
Lansbury is by far the best player at our club and inspires the team. Can anyone name any other player in his class. At this club. He should go to Watford and further his ambitions. The club have lost two and drawn one without him. It will be interesting to see the score against Barnsley without him.

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25 Oct 2016 09:22:21
Surely if someone is that near buying the club they will not change the manager at this stage. Fawaz must realise if Forest go down then he says goodbye to all his money. Common sense tells you the position our club is in is not 100% may be 60%. Jose has lost it and even with stupid money paid for players they can't win. Warnock is an example of a very good motivator. There are others we could all name and Gareth Southgate is not one of them incidentally. My view is we must stick with PM at least until Xmas. Supporters need to shout for him. When he came from who knows but there seems to have been a Greek hand in this so I suspect they may still take over. Although my choice would have been Red Bull who must desire a club like ours and then vis a vis napoli and Watford swop players ie OB!

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17 Oct 2016 22:31:27
Can anyone remember Forest vs Bayern the return leg Forest 2 1 up from the first leg in Bayern. Klinsmann dive in that Match says it all about the man never want him at our club.

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17 Dec 2017 22:13:35
WB Warburton ! E

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16 Dec 2017 17:49:35
We have bought Bouchalakis , Clough and Bridcutt . Of these only Bridcutt is in the team every week. Dowell is an attacking midfielder. So to me we need a defensive midfielder / Captain. If the defence is a problem as well who do we change. Mancienne ?? Smith ??? I don’t think either should be changed as my opinion it is a defensive midfielder we need.
Murphy works hard but is a luxury and hasn’t now scored for a while . Bereton although young takes players on unlike Murphy. When Dowell goes his strikes will be missed. I think the Derby Leeds Bristol trio are sides that have a group of 8 or so players that been been together for several years . This was we need not while saje changes and definitely not the manager. A mid table final position would be a base for next season

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07 Dec 2017 09:28:38
I agree FF79, the defence is not the problem but the midfield’s defensive skills. Lansbury is a missing link and a younger combative injury free Chris Cohen

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06 Dec 2017 22:35:45
How would anybody like to change our defence ?? Eric is very popular and can do no wrong. Worrall plays for England under 21. Mancienne is the captain and a great defender and Trarore. My view is the midfield don’t help the defence or they are not organised or it’s Zonal marking can anyone tell me why 4 very good players let in so many goals or is it Smith that is the root of the problem

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03 Dec 2017 09:03:36
My point again.WB is a manager with some credentials . We are not in the relegation zone and in fact not too far from the play offs. In Nov we were 8th. Ipswich beat Derby last week. Sheffield United and Middlesbrough are falling . This is a very open league let’s make a judgment In January. Sadly before a better manager comes we need to recover some of our lost status. No descent player or manager will come this year unless we do something positive. I believe WB will prove right in the end

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