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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



23 Dec 2018 21:25:44
I think the first half of the season needs some perspective we are 7th . Only two other teams have lost 4 games - Middlesbrough and Norwich. Our goal difference is the same or better as the 4 teams above us. Where we are down is of course the games we drew. Apart from Osborn and Cash no other player was in this team a year ago.

From our Greek owner down to users of this site, this can't be seen other than a complete turnaround for our team. AK wants players that commit 100%, he says that time and time again. Anyone who was at the match would agree that the teams enthusiasm from a high on Monday dropped to a low on Saturday. Were they worn out? We now have 3 consecutive matches for AK and his team to prove they have the desire. Norwich will be a difficult test as to a lesser extent will Millwall.

If they are not fired up however to beat Leeds and give Mr Roofe his come uppance I would be disappointed to say the least. AK has done a significant amount already let's hope he can continue to get consistency out of them.

doc m

1.) 23 Dec 2018 21:44:33
In my opinion the reason we have drawn so many games is the players think they have the game won before stepping out on the pitch, or they tried to protect a one goal lead.

2.) 23 Dec 2018 22:40:28
Doc m did you see leeds play villa despite going down 2 nil they were relentless if forest are not up for it we will be hammered.

3.) 23 Dec 2018 23:00:49
LC, I agree. It's that fine line between confidence and arrogance. The players have to grasp the simple fact, you earn the right to win a football match.

4.) 23 Dec 2018 23:02:37
I am up and down with AK. A few weeks ago we were 2 points off top now we are 13 and 12 respectively. His stubbornness with playing the likes of pants and carvalaho is costing us valuable points. He won't change and when he does its nuts like yesterdays subs. What was all that about? I really want to believe he knows what he is doing but sadly he is a sulker and beligerent.

On a side note Grabban scores when its on a plate, fair play for a poacher but other than lolley where do the opportunist goals come from? We are still lacking in that dept. too so on reflection, we are back to being inconsistent and can't score. Not real progress

5.) 24 Dec 2018 13:49:16
Rutland, the thing with Grabban is that's exactly what he is, a poacher. And a good one. So why aren't we playing his strengths? We should be playing 433 with 2 fast wingers either side of him, providing him with tap in oppertunities. But instead its like we are playing 451 and just kicking it up to Grabban and expecting him to run on to everything and create all his own chances.



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.

2.) 24 Oct 2018 06:45:29
Signing grabban isn’t the problem it’s playing him on his own as he’s not a lone striker

3.) 24 Oct 2018 12:56:05
Don't get why people are so anti Grabban - he is a very good striker at this level and has a good record. Rhodes has not done a lot since leaving Blackburn. Grabban scored 20 goals last season and has scored more than Rhodes so far this year - that is why we signed him ahead of Rhodes.

4.) 24 Oct 2018 16:41:29
Up to now this season Rhodes had scored 2 in 10 games, which both came last night, Grabban has scored 6 in 12 games.




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16 Feb 2019 13:58:04
If we win and Middlesbrough loose . 2 pts of the playoffs beat Derby and more results in our favour we will be there. There is no life without hope, optimism and a little luck

doc m

1.) 16 Feb 2019 15:10:48
Agreed doc m. Where there is life,there is hope.YOU REDS!



13 Feb 2019 07:30:08
What a display by the Reds! We were better in every part of the pitch except for diving, shirt pulling and deliberate to obstruction! Keep this side together with MoN at the helm we will get to the premier league I have no doubt. Our away supporters are amazing thank once again last night.

doc m

1.) 13 Feb 2019 07:45:44
Unfortunately I have Virgin TV,so I thought I'd watch the match on Mobdro,
I thought "omg!!! I didn't realise Lolley was so fast!!"
Then I realised it was the dodgy stream!!!



10 Feb 2019 07:06:22
The MoN effect is happening! The players are beginning to play for him. May be Grabban needed time out, Watson has been re discovered, Yates finally given the chance, even Ansfardi and Goncalves Why have we not seen Jacob, Carvalho but we might see Bridcutt and Ward? Because MoN is giving players a chance to play for him. I suspect on Tuesday to see one of those last two on the bench for starters. I think Tuesday Colback will be back with Watson. With the two centre backs as we finished yesterday. Robinson back at left back and either Osborn or Cash. If Grabban is fit he will start with Bonatini or it will be Murphy and Bonatini. I am excited at the prospect of Tuesday and Saturday away games but I suspect 3 or 4 points. We will see a Forest team renewed and playing for the shirt with passion, because if not they will be out

doc m

1.) 10 Feb 2019 22:28:11
Like to see yacob play Tuesday as he will be up for it against the team that let him leave. Colback back as well my team







29 Jan 2019 21:38:15
Can we say we should never sell Osborn unless some one comes in with a 10m offer. He is a player who never gives up, remember this season how we beat Rotherham due to his drive getting a penalty. He is an invaluable member of our team his loyalty and commitment is not matched by any other current player. He is adaptable and would play anywhere you ask him to. He is MoNs type of player and will not be sold.

doc m

1.) 29 Jan 2019 22:24:37
Ten million. 🤣🤣🤣
Never fault his commitment, but he's played nearly 200 games and can't hold a place down in the side, you tell me what his position is?
I haven't got a clue myself and he's not improving, like fox time to move on,all we've ever done is struggle with Osborn and fox in the side the past five years, I don't think that's coincidence just not good enough.
If you can get ten million for him, then you should be an agent extraordinaire.

2.) 29 Jan 2019 23:12:08
Not Ossy's fault the club can't find a decent left back. Martin will sort him out in is right position

3.) 29 Jan 2019 23:17:15
No he won't Mrs Colombo, there's no vacancies in the side other than covering for injuries

4.) 29 Jan 2019 23:57:19
I have to agree with Ff on this one, Osborn puts a lot of effort into games, but his play is predictable and you might get two or three goals a season, if he’s worth 10m I’d snap there hands off.

5.) 30 Jan 2019 09:34:16
Not sure I agree about Osborn being sold. He has improved as a player but has suffered because in recent years he has played in a weak midfield and no decent left back which means he has been playing too deep and getting squeezed off the ball.

His best position is wide left with someone of Robinson's quality in behind him. or in the hole going forward. He has not had a run in either position in a balanced team and will get better if he got regular game time in one position.

No-one ever really rated Brian Rice but he played a key role in a successful team and Ossie is a better footballer.

6.) 30 Jan 2019 08:22:32
Doc, whatever he’s worth it isn’t worth - everyone’s for sale .

7.) 30 Jan 2019 09:42:30
Always a decision on a player should be best for both parties and this should be the case with Osborn. If Lolley is injured Osborn is in. I would also consider him in the middle or instead of Cash. Osborn is a player in our club you cannot do without. MoN is the ideal manager to advise him. I would not however support a swop with Maclean. This is a player who we do not want at our club. He was booed by a lot of the crowd at Stokes last visit to the CG which shows the strength of feeling on a matter that is very important to most of us. So we according to the Mirror would swop a 110% player who needs Keane advice for a 29 yr old who can’t get into the Stoke team. This would be a bad move unless Benny has requested it

8.) 30 Jan 2019 10:09:04
Im sure Osborne would be in the forest side on a regular basis if he learned how to cross the ball,although he is not on his own,but after 200 games surly he should be doing better.not sure McLean will be any better though,makes you wonder what players do in training some times.

9.) 30 Jan 2019 10:57:54
Ideally shouldn’t sell Osbourn imo for a start if we sell him right now it would be insane as he is our leftback for rest of season and last week he actually looked much better at Leftback personally still feel his best position is left winger but even if he isn’t first choice when everyone is fit he is a excellent option from the bench and will always give his all and that must keep others on their toes.



24 Jan 2019 09:51:22
A club has two options; it buys itself success - Wolves or you develop a team over several years - Leeds, Sheffield. My opinion is Wolves are the exception to the rule. Building a team with a consistent group of players is the way to success. So why not put Yates, Appiah and Gomis on the bench but play them. If we make the play offs great but let's start building a sure foundation first.

doc m

1.) 24 Jan 2019 10:47:33
Spot on doc,not so bad when you buy quality like wolves.

2.) 24 Jan 2019 11:08:08
We have at least a good 18 months to start the ball rolling good post doc how's it going 79

3.) 24 Jan 2019 11:23:40
All right skeggs looking forward to Saturday a few beers with the lads and three points against Wigan.
Now we've got the real chosen ☝️we should be able to put a run together very soon.🍻

4.) 24 Jan 2019 11:31:24
Yes we will get a good run going soon just in Nottingham at the minute flying through to Sheffield to the in laws or outlaws as I call them and a few good night's out 😁😁

5.) 24 Jan 2019 11:45:54
Enjoy pal,blow the froth off a few.🍻🍻

6.) 24 Jan 2019 11:49:22
Are you on board your private jet Skegs?

7.) 24 Jan 2019 12:02:02
Lol sgetty no my pilot is on his holidays so my chauffeur is taking me in the limousine 😁

8.) 24 Jan 2019 12:48:00
I take it the limo has a fridge?

9.) 24 Jan 2019 13:41:33
Is it just me or is anyone getting impatient regards solid transfer news?

10.) 24 Jan 2019 13:42:04
doc's plan is right but it will never happen at the City Ground if we keep changing managers mid season!

11.) 24 Jan 2019 13:57:27
Should have told your mate to stay then red,😁

12.) 24 Jan 2019 14:36:42
Yes me to rogue but I guess we need to get the right signings appiah is great one




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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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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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03 Feb 2019 15:50:40
A serious problem for Fig ,very unusual in an athletic individual. May be he had flown home and back over a few days that then led to it. If the clot flies off it is into his lungs and that is a problem

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03 Feb 2019 08:06:41
I agree rational and sensible post LF from someone who actually watched the game rather than listen or read rumours sites. MoN is a good manager and he will learn and we will not see the same side next week

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02 Feb 2019 18:59:51
The problem is that the team have been heading down since the Ipswich match which was the time AK was lost . There was a brief respite at Leeds and then a blip with Wigan and now we are heading due south. This is not the first season this has occurred in recent years. Will MoN be able turn us back I doubt and we will start again in August. A new set of players that will be employed and then when they don’t gell immediately MoN will be sacked. And round we will go again until some one gives a manager time to hell this team

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02 Feb 2019 17:08:28
Our problem is we are not a team however skillful or not as individuals they are. The new players cannot instantly gell, whoever the management team are. It will take a few matches to settle the team. Those I feel sorriest for are the supporters at the match who say the side played poorly and there was nil entertainment

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30 Jan 2019 09:55:53
A bad knee Injury is the blight of all footballers careers. Britt’s was severe. A player we will remember who kept us in the championship but whose was injury changed a favourite managers career direction ! I think if he came on a free so be it but sadly his value is now not 15M , now remind me who did that bit of very Acute business to sell him to Middlesbrough

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