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14 Apr 2018 21:43:45
I agree a nervy match but the players that shone today and would be in my view in the squad next season Osborne ( def MoM today ) Lolley ( signing of the season ) Bereton ( best game since Arsenal today ) Watson, Bridcutt ( replaces Colback ) Fig, Fox, Cash, Abe


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1.) 15 Apr 2018 09:31:40
Best game since Arsenal? He was awful. His constant diving finally paid off with the penalty which he took well but an inch to the right and it wouldn’t of gone in. Keeper had it covered. Finally made the right decision with his ball over to Lolly which I commend him for. Last five minutes made up for a very boring, lack lustre performance by the whole team.

2.) 15 Apr 2018 10:52:34
You should be a pundit bongo - if he had gone an inch to the right he wouldn’t have scored?? But he didn’t and he did score 👍 happy?

3.) 15 Apr 2018 11:24:21
the penalty was not a dive the only shots there keeper had covered were the ones he saved and panto got his hand to there goal did he have it covered ?

4.) 15 Apr 2018 12:34:32
If had had gone an inch lower against Brentford we'd have been drooling o er a wonder goal.
Think Ben deserves more credit and having the bottle to take the pen,he wasn't letting anyone else have it.
Not easy being the lone striker in struggling side

5.) 15 Apr 2018 15:40:04
As someone said "fine margins fine margins"
BB great attitude for a player so young

6.) 15 Apr 2018 17:33:27
Brereton is class. He is a kid still but his runs are excellent and this season he has added more physicality to his game. Strikers can’t score if they don’t get given the ball and he does not get given the ball in good positions enough and our midfield doesn’t see his runs. He also lost confidence at times this season due to lack of goals and service. Fans who expect a 19 year old to do better are deluded. Personally I expect more going forward from our experienced midfielders who between them have a lot of championship and premiership experience though Colback and Watson have no doubt helped to protect our defence, they should be able to hit 20 yard through balls and see Breretons runs, same with Geddy and Tomlin too! Lolley and Cash are the two that seem to link with B.B. most who are both relatively young and in experienced! Need a ply maker desperately



07 Jan 2018 09:52:06
Gus Poyet it is then! Invited guest today did manage AK Athens but failed in China and Spain recently so not inspirational.

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1.) 07 Jan 2018 11:32:49
He won't be the manage just because he's been ivited doesn't mean he has the job tony adams was there a few weeks ago as a vip he's not even been mentioned.



23 Dec 2017 08:42:05
Any Reason why we are Linked with Steve Naismith a right winger with injury problems? However he is Scottish!

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1.) 23 Dec 2017 09:24:49
Injury problems? Scottish? A position we don't really need to strengthen? Why wouldn't we be interested in him? Sounds a perfect fit (no pun intended) for us.

2.) 23 Dec 2017 11:15:33
And if we are looking to move some of the old sick notes on, we need new injury prone players to replace them. .

3.) 23 Dec 2017 12:43:43
It's only paper links, if you were to believe them all we'd be signing two right wingers.

4.) 23 Dec 2017 16:54:50
Or two right plonkers!!! Merry Christmas!!! 😂😂😂



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.




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07 Aug 2018 23:01:09
Sadly was working so my wife's view ( an infrequent attender ) is Grabban is slow like Britt was and missed a sitter and was not up for it . Is that a common view.

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1.) 08 Aug 2018 00:19:28
I blame Grabban for us not winning. If that idiot had ignored the idiots on here and played Murphy we might have won!!!

2.) 08 Aug 2018 06:44:19
I was very impressed with grabban, he worked extremely hard. Unfortunately he found himself coming deep for the ball all too often. The likes of grabban and Lolley need a goal under their belt to give them much needed confidence.

3.) 08 Aug 2018 10:39:12
Grabban looked like he was lacking abit of sharpness. You can already see he brings more than murphy by running in behind. Carvahol started to find him more and more.



26 Jul 2018 10:47:33
This new team that will start for us could be almost 100% different to 1 year ago. Successful clubs have a team of players that play for each other their manager and the fans. So I think patience is required from us for a couple of months until the team is functioning as a well oiled machine and take us to the premiership.

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1.) 26 Jul 2018 11:22:29
We'll know more 10 games into the season.

2.) 26 Jul 2018 12:05:34
Aitor has said he is surprised 🤨 how quickly the new players have bonded on, and off the pitch. Most of the new players got in early into the training centre. Figueiredo, Pantilimon, Colback were here in January so they already know a lot of the players, only Soudani and Grabban really came late in the day as far as i know. Although Goncalves, Dias, and Carvalho have only played in pre season games they all look fairly settled and quality. Should we get Byram he is the only real odd one out, so the team might get better and better but two months to come up to scratch is a long time all things considered, in my opinion, after ten games last season both Ipswich and Bristol City looked good to go up but hey they are still in the same league as the mighty Nottingham Forest, well one can only dream. 😁

3.) 26 Jul 2018 12:16:22
I agree doc, fans will have to be patient, i don't think you will even see the best of this team intill after the international break in October.

4.) 26 Jul 2018 13:35:06
We need patience from the owner as well as the fans. Isn't that right Ff and Skegs?

5.) 26 Jul 2018 14:06:17
10 games is no where near enough for a complete new side if it was just 3 or 4 quality signings yes but nearly a while new 11 will need time just depends if they get that time

6.) 26 Jul 2018 14:08:52
Sgetty I will think you will find out that after being a forest fan for 40 years me and f79 have as much patience if not more than most it's not us that will be the first ones screaming for karankas head if things don't go right the forest fans are well known for it you should all know that like I said we won't be the first and somewhere along the line all of above will be shouting for his head if we're in bottom half come Xmas that simples

7.) 26 Jul 2018 15:25:40
Skegsjay I have also been a Forest fan for over 40 years so I totally get where you are coming from.

8.) 26 Jul 2018 15:31:43
Your right skeggs,a few on here don't seem to know when we're just having a wind up though.
Think it's important to try and keep some stability at management level,but marinakis has shown at forest and olympiacos,that he is not a patient man if results aren't going well.
Won't be the fans karanka has to worry about



18 Jul 2018 21:32:59
Well done Ben B another goal in an England shirt! He is one to hang onto.

doc m

1.) 18 Jul 2018 23:00:51
Well said the achievements of Ben at such a young age should be applauded and we should all be proud Forest fans that one of our own is so successfully.
He has had a difficult season but still giving his all.
Well done Ben keep the faith.
Onwards and upwards you redssssss



12 Jul 2018 20:28:46
Can someone explain to me why if you have three Centre backs trippier and young as wing backs why oh why is one of the three Centre backs Kyle walker? Most Croatians were 6 ft at least. Walker tried to head the ball and the Croatian has his foot against his head . If Cahil had been there I don't think it would have happened . Why didn't the referee blow for a high dangerous kick? I am just a sad old 1966 rememberer Forest fan.

doc m

1.) 12 Jul 2018 21:24:20
Because the defeder stooped to head the ball do that at any level of football and you chance getting kicked,it wasn’t dangerous kicking it was bad defending

2.) 12 Jul 2018 21:52:49
Agreed, Walker waited for the ball, he should've attacked it. Stones guilty of ball watching for the 2nd. Although considering Manducic only had one leg, his reactions were class

3.) 12 Jul 2018 21:57:57
Tell me if you can why Kyle is a Centre Back

4.) 12 Jul 2018 22:12:06
Sorry mate I’ll have to refer you to Gareth Southgate to answer that,don’t understand it either

5.) 12 Jul 2018 23:02:54
Thank God it’s nearly here - the new domestic season that is.

6.) 13 Jul 2018 03:00:04
Said same doc at the time.Anywhere else on the pitch and the ref gives a free kick for high foot.Bad defending yes but still a high foot regardless.

7.) 13 Jul 2018 05:17:45
He was in there to give the back line some pace because Maguire and Stones aren’t the most mobile of players. To me it’s horses for courses. You only need walker there if you’re playing against quick strikers, otherwise I’d have gone for Cahill or maybe even Dier but I’m not the England Manager and thankful for how far we got.

8.) 13 Jul 2018 10:16:19
I think Southgate is a believer of 'Don't change a winning team', as am I. Thus Walker remained at CB throughout

9.) 13 Jul 2018 10:53:35
Perks or a low head mate

10.) 13 Jul 2018 11:57:00
Also who was it who miss kicked a clearance that went straight up in the air that was I think miss headed by the Croatian and then the secind goal

11.) 13 Jul 2018 12:00:25
I have had a good idea why don’t we put Osborn in one of the three Centre back positions as he is quick I know he is slight of height but this idea I got from the England manager



17 Jun 2018 15:54:45
There should be no rash decisions regarding players ie I expect the two Portuguese players to have been watched since the beginning of last season before a significant financial outlay. So AK will already have earmarked any other players he thinks we need. No club with the risks of outplaying such huge sums of money will do otherwise. As an example Marriott will have been watched as potentially Grabbon Bamford and several more. Bids could have been made eg 3m for Marriott but been rejected and like any bargaining waiting to see what happens next. If Mariott truly was the next Britt then we would have bid more the sum they want. We can assume therefore he is not the wonder striker Fry thinks he is! Or not at 7 m. So others are being looked at I am sure. I do not think AK will settle for second best but also knows we need potentially two strikers and of course we also have to shed half a dozen. So we may put names forward but I am sure AK knows what he is doing.

doc m

1.) 17 Jun 2018 16:09:12
Barry fry has said forest have made no contact regarding Marriott.

2.) 17 Jun 2018 17:27:07
S r85, Fry said Forest have not made a bid for Marriott but has also said Marriott's agent has spoken to the club, our manager has spoken to their manager, and our sporting director has talked to them about Marriott. Off course if he were our first choice a bid would have been put in by now.

3.) 17 Jun 2018 20:13:52
Can anyone imagine Kenny Burns with a hairstyle like Neymar's!!!??? Woooose!!!

4.) 17 Jun 2018 22:48:42
Brilliant Rogie.

5.) 17 Jun 2018 23:14:35
Fry is a comedian. He has been hawking his centre forward to every club he thinks can afford to bid. No-one will pay the quoted price. He is under contract and his price will rise if he gets more goals next year. The player has his preferences but the irony is that unless he is cheap Forest are really interested in Maddison instead!




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19 May 2018 07:01:51
A talented player there is no doubt just needs a good manager to develop such as AK, and a sound investment. If he opted to stay that world say a lot for AK as he hardly played him

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22 Mar 2018 21:18:39
Bamford needs to come home !

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18 Jan 2018 07:21:16
This is no surprise to anyone

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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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28 Jul 2018 14:38:17
Surely not Murphy !!!

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27 Jul 2018 13:20:45
AK knows his players and his team which I expect him to play this Saturday - sadly I won’t be there. Murphy that we didn’t rate seems to figure in the team at the moment is that to try and sell him? To me Lolley , Osborne I would have on my team sheet. Who you partner with Fig. I don’t know , Dawson , Worrall or Fox or 5 at the back
The three Portuguese , Grabban and one other

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14 Jul 2018 18:01:01
Sadly this team flattered to deceive . Jones excuse me a midfielder ? Delph. For me Trippier Maguire Pickford stood out over the weeks plus Stone. Kyle walker in a central defence three was found out against Croatia. He is not a Central defender at Man City. A lost opportunity for a final appearance that will never be as easy again

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13 Jul 2018 12:00:25
I have had a good idea why don’t we put Osborn in one of the three Centre back positions as he is quick I know he is slight of height but this idea I got from the England manager

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13 Jul 2018 11:57:00
Also who was it who miss kicked a clearance that went straight up in the air that was I think miss headed by the Croatian and then the secind goal

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