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23 Oct 2018 21:58:57
Only those at the top will know why we didn't sign Rhodes and got Grabban instead.

doc m

1.) 24 Oct 2018 05:52:50
That is funny.



22 Aug 2018 22:17:30
Brentford / Bolton with 10 points -, I don't wish to sound negative but have they spent 20m. There can be no hiding winning games has to start and that begins Saturday. The defence must change as its leaking goals like last season. So Byram and Robinson with Fox And Heferle even start Steele in goal. In a way this must be a must to stop goals given away.

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1.) 22 Aug 2018 23:33:26
Only a matter of time before some bigger club snaps up Dean Smith,plays attractive football with an end product with players who cost peanuts.
Plays Watkins on the wing and says he'll be a great striker and gets man of the match,good manager

2.) 22 Aug 2018 23:45:58
Couldn’t agree more doc. More points, less excuses. There’s no point bringing in 2 decent full backs to sort the problem positions and then to bench them. Start the game with our best 11.

3.) 22 Aug 2018 23:59:45
Here here tap.

4.) 23 Aug 2018 08:50:04
What is our best 11 then Tap because I'm damned if I know after watching the first few games.

5.) 23 Aug 2018 10:44:23
I doubt that even AK knows just yet.

6.) 23 Aug 2018 11:03:40
I know one thing for certain our best 11 doesn't include Osborn at LB and Darikwa at RB.

7.) 23 Aug 2018 11:15:28
True rick, but it does include osborn somewhere

8.) 23 Aug 2018 13:02:54
Stil trying to figure out our best 30

9.) 23 Aug 2018 15:40:48
In other words then, we don't know our best 11 yet. I definitely don't for sure.
I will just cheer on whoever is out there wearing the garribaldi.

10.) 23 Aug 2018 16:17:58
If only we all adopted the same approach Gazzi!

11.) 23 Aug 2018 16:03:49
Stop sounding so negative it's simple to work out who our best players are , they're the ones who start on the bench every game. 😂🤣

12.) 23 Aug 2018 18:46:44
Where does that Leave Bricutt, Bererton,,Worrall ,and others who can,t even get near the bench!

13.) 23 Aug 2018 19:13:59
Out in the cold unfortunately carlo

14.) 23 Aug 2018 21:30:33
And it's strange Carlo that two of them i.e. Worrall and brereton are attracting big bids and yet can't even get into the match day squad?
Must be some krankie managers out there wanting to buy players for big bucks that can't even get into the match day squad??🤔🤔🤔

15.) 23 Aug 2018 21:41:44
Ff someone said recently that as Worrall has been left out he is now Worthless, yet teams still want him, interesting.

16.) 23 Aug 2018 22:41:43
We won't get near what Burnley were offering was my point on that one stags.
With the stance karanka is taking we should have took the money,it makes no sense at all.



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!!! 😂😂😂




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23 Oct 2018 10:04:54
Some observations ; when Mr Warburton was in situ we played in a ' chuckle brothers ' fashion, on Saturday we were still doing this, ' to me, to you to me etc 'all in a very small space. Why? Norwich 's back 4 were all tall and any high ball was always won by them. They were less skilled on the ball but made more effective passes. We had no corners in the second half at all which shows how effective their defence was.

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1.) 23 Oct 2018 11:34:17
We didn't have a corner in the first half either, doc. The Norwich defence was effective because we didn't really threaten it after Lolley hit the bar. No attacking impetus but that's to be expected when we play 2 defensive minded midfielders at home.

2.) 23 Oct 2018 11:52:53
Well put doc m. Their lies the issue. When up against a big back four you need pace and guile to get them turning. You need presence in your striker and midfielders getting beyond the striker. Murphy has presence no pace and is out too often. Carvalaho cannit play the number 10 role as he drifts too much and comes very deep. Lolley is our biggest threat but he has to cut in and run across their back four. Cash when employed plays wide wher his pace and strength is better through the middle.
Our back four is beginning to fall apart again. Not dealing with crosses and losing concentration its a shame fox is not 4 inches taller. Dawson should play, even at 34 he is mobile and good in the air.
If one up top and 2 holding is all that AK can offer then its pretty poor.we are getting found out and he seemingly lacks the versatility to adapt to situations. One dimmension no direction Karanka.

3.) 23 Oct 2018 14:02:52
I think he needs to play guediora. Carvalho is coming deep because Watson and Colback sit deep so he needs to retrieve the ball. Guediora would bring the ball out and has a good range of passing. There’s no point harping on about Norwich we can’t change the result. Learning from mistakes is important. I think Cash will help us, as will Dias it might be worth having cash play centrally with Lolley get that Christmas tree formation going, it’s almost the season for it!

4.) 23 Oct 2018 15:22:14
What has happened to Tachtsidis and Yacob have they been put out to pasture with Bridcutt and Yates?

Maybe we are waiting to blood them against the mighty Brewers in the Cup!

How AK can continue to ignore these 4 players when anybody with half an eye can see that Watson and Colback just isn't working.

I haven't even mentioned Gued as he seems to be out of AK'S good books at the moment

Tachtsidis is 6'4'' and a physical player but has a pass in him and Yacob likes a tackle ffs give them a go in what is going to be a physical battle at Bolton tomorrow.

I hope we see changes in that powder puff midfield that Norwich simply dismantled on Saturday



21 Oct 2018 21:34:58
Imperative changes for Wednesday ;Bench Pants Heferle watson, dias, grabban, dariwka


If Robinson not available then Fox to left back and dawson and Fig centre Janko right

Midfield, Colback plus one of Guediora, Bridcutt and one of the two new midfielders on the bench.

Osborn Cash and Carvalho

Murphy if fit.

doc m

1.) 21 Oct 2018 23:48:44
Got to include Lolley

2.) 21 Oct 2018 23:17:55
I'd be inclined to play Yacob and Tachtsidis. Yacob to get stuck in and Tachtsidis to do summet with the ball.



20 Oct 2018 20:09:40
The 27000 or so forest fans were in fine voice but then the play detiorated as a result no noise. I texted my wife just before Norwich scored to say they would and they did . Everyone Forest fan in the ground knew there was only one team in it in the second half. No corners no attempts on the Norwich goal from the reds. Every high ball was won by the Norwich defence. Is Murphy injured? He made the difference I believe against Middlesbrough. Norwich were an average team but we were worse.

doc m

1.) 20 Oct 2018 20:28:21
I thought it would be a tough game doc to be honest and I believe Norwich will be in play offs come end of season but Karanka needs to start playing this team more offensive we have a team there to go at anybody in this league we proved it against Middlesbrough and definitely missing Murphy today and Soudani should have been on the pitch straight after first half

2.) 20 Oct 2018 22:21:55
Fair assessment that Skeg 👍



09 Oct 2018 17:58:07
Ed can a manager report a referee? The same one was 4th official and got the poor portugese chap sent off against the owls. He then sent of Robinson plus did not penalise the moment Middlesbrough player for fouling Dawson. I did not go but those that did said ' he was bent '.

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{Ed001's Note - yes an official could be reported if there is evidence of wrongdoing.}

1.) 09 Oct 2018 18:59:30
Just to add to that there is also a refereeing assesor in the stand who would mark the refs performance.

2.) 09 Oct 2018 19:44:35
I would like to know to whom the refereeing assessor is answerable.Is he representing an independent body or is it a case of self governance.

3.) 09 Oct 2018 22:50:34
If memory serves me right its mike riley the old premier ref.

4.) 10 Oct 2018 23:45:41
Robinson deserved to get sent off he clearly dived and got a red, not seen the challenge on dawson but heard it was bad

5.) 11 Oct 2018 07:10:59
I don't think anyone would disagree with that specific decision by the ref arran.



06 Oct 2018 17:55:16
The referee according to radio Nottingham left a lot to be desired. I have been told it is the same person who was the who after Rowett shouted got the portugese boy sent off. If my information is correct he is from Leicestershire ( no surprise not a forest fan ) . Can anyone verify this.

doc m

1.) 06 Oct 2018 18:27:47
Does it really matter?

2.) 06 Oct 2018 18:58:34
Yeah it does if a referee from an local rivals county allows gbh on our centre half without even giving a foul yet couldn’t wait to send 1 of ours could have had a major effect on the game

3.) 06 Oct 2018 19:14:41
The ref was as bent as a nine Bob note.
He couldn't influence the result though as much as he tried.

4.) 06 Oct 2018 19:18:22
Ok Stevie - fair point mate. I just think it’s quite rare that the refs performance is the difference. Today shows it matters little if lads are at it and get the job done. That’s the context I asked it in if that makes sense !

5.) 06 Oct 2018 19:33:15
2star mate i’m Generally1 who would agree with you , but this 1 was too bad to be true I think the proximity of him to us needs looking at

6.) 06 Oct 2018 20:00:36
Can’t comment as I wasn’t there , that said the one on weds was a t*@* in my opinion, albeit I think we lost because we didn’t see the game out. That wasn’t my view on my way home on weds night though - I felt very robbed !

7.) 07 Oct 2018 08:29:50
Ed the referee did not book for the dreadful foul on Dawson and debatable sending off against Robinson. The same person as a 4th official got the poor portugese chap sent off against the owls. Should AK register an official complaint? I know for certain he supports the foxes and is anti the reds




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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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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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07 Oct 2018 08:29:50
Ed the referee did not book for the dreadful foul on Dawson and debatable sending off against Robinson. The same person as a 4th official got the poor portugese chap sent off against the owls. Should AK register an official complaint? I know for certain he supports the foxes and is anti the reds

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18 Sep 2018 11:01:17
RR there is criticisms of Grabban but suppose he was the the only one that said yes ? I am sure we tried to get Abrahams but he chose Aston Villa. The prolife of our club has to improve so players by choice come here, not because they had no where else to go. AK has a good reputation and success will breed more success and even better players coming to the club

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16 Sep 2018 21:25:02
I am sorry to disagree Carlo, we have a very poor reputation for sacking managers and I agree sometimes an apparent poor choice. There are so many examples of managers appointed and a season spent getting the team to play together before success . Fulham being an obvious example. Other teams such as the sheep down the road have changed their manager almost as much as us yet still have maintained a top ten position in the championship for several years. Leeds were the same. AK we should support and especially the players. The team against Swansea was probably one that all of us on this site would have picked and yes I expect a win this Wednesday and Saturday and I believe that is what we will get

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12 Sep 2018 23:40:44
Calvahalo gets into the Portuguese under 21s. He would have come with a very high recommendation and great potential. He should play every week, even in the under 23s if necessary but should be in the first team ideally . He will come good as those who are in charge of our club know more about football than anyone on this site. No one would pay this amount of money for a single player without a darn good reason. You watch like the wolves player the premier league clubs will pay a fortune for him next season. He needs to settle get used to Nottingham and the same with his colleagues. The best person to judge is AK so let’s wait and see and support this player to make him welcome

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20 Aug 2018 12:45:04
If BB is loaned to come back great but to a league 1 or 2 or 2 side surely ? Many on this site have bemoaned our lack of strikers. Britt was surely an answer but unfortunately for psycho was injured. Now we have Grabban who has yet to do anything to convince me. Murphy we all know about. Yes as always the midfield will score goals but will not get you more than mid table. BB is young and passionate for the game ( Cash and Osborn equally ). The way he demanded and took that penatiy was a special moment. AK we all must assume knows much more than any of us the potential of BB so if he goes it will be like Ollie Burke now not a WBA first choice and no longer playing for Scotland. So loan BB to improve him would be my choice to the Scunthorpes of this world

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