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Team: Nottingham Forest

Where from: Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Favourite player: Jeff Whitefoot

Best team moment: When the whistle blew for end of match at FA Cup Final 1959.
I was there watching 10 man Forest hold on. If subs allowed then we would have won 6-0

Interests: Forest of course.
Garden Railways.
Horse Racing.

Timezone: (GMT) Western Europe Time, London, Lisbon, Casablanca

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18 Feb 2018 13:12:54
I know its not fashionable at the moment, but the only answer to getting goals is TWO UP FRONT!

We can't expect any loan striker with poor service to score goals.

Would like to know what Murphy, Vellios and Brereton think. I wonder if AK has thought of asking them.

C'mon AK, fortune is only allied to the brave, try this against Reading, they won't be expecting it.


1.) 18 Feb 2018 13:57:04
Totally agree humourist. Won't happen though.

2.) 18 Feb 2018 15:31:10
We are only fans what do we know about football .
Looks like 2 up front is our current and last managers plan C .
In most businesses the customer is always right but the mugs like us go whatever fare is on offer gets these so called managers thinking how clever they are ,till they get the sack!

3.) 18 Feb 2018 15:34:42
It will happen when all players are fit and we have a defence and midfield that can defend together.

4.) 19 Feb 2018 09:18:24
In the modern game, you don't just hire a manager, you hire his ethos. Every modern manager has a way he thinks football is played successfully and they very rarely divert from that. We just need to hope we stay in the division and AK can properly implement what he's trying to do over the summer.

5.) 20 Feb 2018 13:01:49
Have a read about his time at Boro,seems there were lots of falling outs with the Board ,players and fans ,lots of boring stuff played ,yes he eventually got them promoted but it soon fell apart.
Seems similar to when Caldwood was at Forest and that wasn,t a good era .
Did the Greeks do their homework on him?

6.) 23 Feb 2018 11:04:48
I think he was unlucky at Boro they were struggling to adapt to the premier league, like most championship sides will do. When he left I think boro only picked up 4 more points from rest of the season, so him leaving sealed there fate.

He is good at getting his teams consistent, which is the first thing we need at Forest, give him time to get the team balanced and consistent then hopefully play some good football as there confidence grows.

A draw at QPR and a win vs brum, will do fine.



18 May 2017 06:42:54
10.30pm last night Marinakis and Kominakis get the OK to buy the club.


1.) 18 May 2017 13:34:19
10.30 last night eh? Yet still no official announcement and according to Companies House still in the hands of the current owners.

2.) 18 May 2017 17:09:24
Deal complete. It will take a few days for Companies House to update the filing records.



11 May 2017 17:38:46
Hope I am wrong but I do not like the length of time it is taking for Marinakis to take over at Forest.

It was supposed to be 99 per cent certain to happen a week ago.
The longer it goes the more I am concerned but not as much as Fawaz who, if I was in his shoes would almost be saying "when am I going to get my money? ".


1.) 11 May 2017 18:02:09
Fawaz only has himself to blame, but the football authorities are probably relishing draging their heels, possibly messing things up for us.

Will it be a Portuguese pre-season tour yet again, or Skegness if Fawaz is still in charge.

2.) 11 May 2017 18:52:15
Further to my post on Marinakis. I know the EFL have got to be sure who they are letting loose on us because of the record of foreigners owning our clubs and fouling up but in his case he runs a successful football club. He is not a total stranger to the game which is more than I can say about some owners. So what's the hold up?

3.) 11 May 2017 20:00:28
Based on the Cellino saga the EFL will have no grounds to refuse him completing the deal. He has pre-empted a re-run of Leeds by doing a 50:50 deal with his buddy so when Greek politics go after him again and bring charges he can step down from being a director but maintain his shareholding.

Not an ideal start to new life but when Newcastle West Ham Liverpool ManU et al are all being investigated over irregularities is he going to be any worse than any other owner running a big football club?

We have already had our fair share of dubious owners but life goes on!



04 May 2017 16:33:14
There's a rumour afoot that Warbo will leave with 2 and half years to go on his contract if we are relegated.
Any one else heard this?
Personally I don't believe it or why would he have come in the first place knowing that there was always a risk of this especially as he was out of time to sign any new players.


1.) 04 May 2017 16:44:30
Daily mail and a couple of other papers say he could walk if mcparland doesn't stay.

2.) 04 May 2017 16:58:08
Would anyone be bothered?

3.) 04 May 2017 17:09:21
cause we really need to swap managers again right?

I'm sure we will stay up and then he can sort the team as he wants to with a proper pre season as well.

4.) 04 May 2017 17:13:30

That is exactly the reason, and attitude that has put us in the mess we are in, nobody has the patience to stick with a manager long enough to see what he can do.

Some fans scream out for a managers head after a couple of losses, or bad performances. When the owner listens, and sacks him the stupid merry-go-round starts all over again.

The only sacking i have agreed with after only a short spell is Mcleish, he was a walking disaster.

5.) 04 May 2017 17:22:35

Well said.

6.) 04 May 2017 21:31:09
Is he signing an extension before leaving then as he only has 2 years left on his deal?

7.) 04 May 2017 22:38:26
2018 only one year.

8.) 04 May 2017 23:52:49
Didn, t Mcleish walk?

9.) 05 May 2017 06:07:35
Tomorrow where have I called for his head? all I said was would anyone be bothered! that's not asking for him to be sacked nor have I gone on about sacking him. i just wouldn't be that bothered if he was sacked especially if it was HIM who wanted out as that would show that he isn't up for the fight himself! if the manager is willing to walk if his mate doesn't stay how can he get the players to believe in what he says?

10.) 05 May 2017 08:05:11

You are taking what was reported out of context, he did not say i'm off if my mate does not keep his job.

What he said was, in order for me to stay i want the club to be structured in the right way, it just so happens that his mate is quite good at one of those positions which that structure contains.

Was there not a manager, or two that refused to join us for the very same reason, at least Warburton was willing to gamble on not having a relegation on his CV by joining us.

Warburton's stance on the matter, whether we get relegated or not shows he wants to work in a professional environment, and that he is loyal to those who he trusts.

I would say that is a perfect example to the players, that have to be be professional, and trust everyone that thay are with, not just in the team, but the squad.

Warburton has a lot of baggage, but for the present he is our manager and we should be bothered whether or not he stays. The fact you are not bothered shows, and intimates that you would like him either sacked, or to walk.

He may not be the best manager out there, but in our situation i feel he is the best we can expect. It is about time both we the fans, and whoever owns the club stuck by mangers longer than five minutes.

11.) 05 May 2017 09:08:39
What makes you think Warburton has "a lot of baggage"?

12.) 05 May 2017 09:44:56

All that bread needs bags to hold it.

13.) 05 May 2017 10:26:06
Nice one. We are all toast come Sunday afternoon if the strikers don't baguette it?

14.) 05 May 2017 20:20:31
We will be the laughing stock of the yeast midlands thag for sure!

15.) 05 May 2017 20:47:55
Especially when the dough collapses.



25 Jan 2017 14:01:54
What really fascinated me regarding Stan's meeting with Fawaz is that the latter said he told Monty he could spend 6 million on players but that PM would not spend it! Unbelievable, incredible. What championship manager would not bite your hand off for that!

I hope someone contacts Phillipe and asks him if this is true. None of us are that naive but whatever payoff arrangements were made, they might include keeping your mouth shut.


1.) 25 Jan 2017 14:30:54
I see it's not taken Stan long to withdraw his help after talking to Fawaz. I think he's realised he's wasting his time.

2.) 25 Jan 2017 14:58:47
Monty actually said in one of his pre/post match interviews that he had funds to spend but was happy with the squad. He was probably hoping to get chance to spend some of it in this window?

3.) 25 Jan 2017 14:44:08
Stan's plan is a good plan, regardless of Stan's personal involvement. Sounds like he took some abuse from our ever so clever cyber fans. Lansbury's salary for a year would have funded most of what Stan wanted to put in place.

4.) 25 Jan 2017 17:52:57
Doean't look like the squad will be strengthened except by loan signings. No sign of fees from Burke or Lansbury. Fawaz peddling same old guff. He needs to sell the club as he has run out of money to invest in it.

5.) 25 Jan 2017 18:14:54
Red_Dog you're on here so are you not one of those cyber fans too? Stan was in it for himself and if he takes his toys home just because some fans rightly exercise their opinion, it show's what an equally weak character he is.




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13 Aug 2018 16:52:45
What has happened to 'MATCHTALK' on BBC Radio Nottingham Monday 6pm?
Could'nt get it last week either.


1.) 13 Aug 2018 20:49:23
It's gone! Been replaced by 'the terrace' at 6pm every Friday with Robin Chipperfield

2.) 13 Aug 2018 21:14:07
Thanx Perks

3.) 13 Aug 2018 22:11:29
Not tuned in yet but I used to look forward to match talk.

4.) 13 Aug 2018 22:18:55
Radio nottm is garbage for local sport derby and Leicester local radio much better coverage of their local clubs

5.) 14 Aug 2018 10:23:05
Agreed but chipers and colin fray are great 👍



28 Jul 2018 10:08:05
I have to say that I'll believe in us getting Sam Byram when it happens.
When something takes this long you can't help wondering if its going to happen at all!




09 Jul 2018 15:11:13
People going on about signing Mings from Bournemouth. I don't think AK is foolish enough to go down that risky road. Played 10 games in 3 years, forget it!




09 Jul 2018 03:15:45
Since the middle of June the chairman of Peterborough United has been touting two players he thinks the likes of us and others in the championship are desperate for.
So why is it nobody is taking the bait? In fact no bids have been received by him at all.
I think AK could be playing a waiting game here and these two are the players he wants. The longer it goes on the more desperate Peterboro are going to be as they have earmarked that money for two players.


1.) 09 Jul 2018 09:29:14
You could be right humourist definitely think he will be going for another attacking player

2.) 09 Jul 2018 13:23:25
Wasn't it only our fans that wanted to sign both these players? From what I understand they made an enquiry about Marriot, but didn't take it further. Grabban and Bamford were always the targets.

3.) 09 Jul 2018 19:03:52
Peterborough chairman has over priced Marriott. That's probably why no bids have gone in. And Barry Fry's vain attempt to start a bidding war has failed spectacularly.



08 Jul 2018 15:03:15
Reading between the lines it seems that AK is looking for two more signings.
Considering who he has signed already plus our existing team members could someone enlighten me as to what positions would he want to fill.
I am not saying whom he should sign.


1.) 08 Jul 2018 16:56:48
I would guess at another full back and a midfielder, I’d like another striker too if I’m honest or I’d be happy if AK said that Cummings isn’t dead yet. Saying that if Walker builds some momentum he might still have a future yet




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12 Jul 2018 12:20:51
Gazzared when I read that we were interested in Benfica goalkeeper at 13 million I thought 'has the world gone mad'
For goodness sake we've only just signed Pantillimon.

I agree with you , we have 5 goalkeepers now.
I therefore conclude that its just a load of media rubbish again as any player that appears available AK wants to sign them.

AK must laugh his socks off when he reads the'Forest must sign these players'columns.
However I tend to be more serious about what does not appear to have been picked up on.

Whats happened to the Peterborough pair have they disappeared off the face of the earth ?




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08 Jan 2018 11:57:10
Possibly right Skegs for although Heckingbottom appeared to be favourite, after yesterdays result it would appear that no official approach has yet been made




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08 Jun 2017 19:10:36
The amount of times last season when we lost by the odd goal and several cases lost 1.0. We need to score more goals and add to the forwards we have got. Its all very well but we will not be replacing with the equivalent quality so how on earth are we going to reach the prem. Already had my rant on the banter site.




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20 May 2017 18:18:33
Why should we get thrashed BILDREDD even Lincoln City from the National League beat them on their own ground!




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18 May 2017 14:44:20
Marinakis says he wants the deal to be completed in next 24 hours.





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13 Aug 2018 21:14:07
Thanx Perks




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23 Feb 2018 11:53:14
Redfin this is just what they did in the second half whichbis an extension of my suggestion in my recent email.

AK, let's do this from the start against QPR and press upfield from the kick off.




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08 Jun 2017 11:50:24
Nice one 2tone!




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07 Jun 2017 12:39:04
If Brereton and/ or Britt leave then I will NOT renew my season ticket how are we to get anywhere if we sell any of these two. We've got an owner with money so we are going to let FFP ruin our club.
When Fawaz was in charge I could understand the reason for it but surely Marinakos can underwrite the clubs debts.
If not then why did he bother buying it as we will never get to the Prem.




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02 Jun 2017 17:35:58
Gazzared I have also seen details of these payments and I despair when I think we have an owner with spending power but FFP effectively stopping us doing much spending.
Its just not a level playing field and other teams in the championship in the same boat as us must think it nigh impossible to get into the Premier League when teams with parachute payments can have the pick of players because they can also afford to pay inflated wages.
I have not yet renewed my season ticket of long standing and will leave it to the last day before deciding.
I have supported Forest since 1950 but have never known such bias against so many teams in our league.