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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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11 Jan 2019 09:05:16
Who is Simon Ireland. Taking over the team till new manager appointed.
In other words the ex Fulham guy!


1.) 11 Jan 2019 10:05:38
Came in just after AK. He was the academy manager at QPR, touted as a upcoming good young (46) coach. Played for Huddersfield, Blackburn and Mansfield.



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.




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16 Feb 2019 14:07:46
What's happening with the BBC?
I know one can't listen to matchday live from the game so I purchased ifollow but I could listen to the preamble before the game before they cut you off.
I've tried today now I can't even get that.
Is this yet another ruse to screw more money out of us who live in the UK but out of radio range of BBC Radio Nottingham?


1.) 16 Feb 2019 14:38:33
Notts Mansfield are on no build up. will work at 3 o’clock I am guessing

2.) 16 Feb 2019 14:53:41
I let my subscription run out . it's about 2 mins behind Sky Soccer Saturday.



28 Jan 2019 06:24:23
Ya Ya! It should be Ha Ha.
Are Forest becoming a retirement home for the over 30's because itsa becoming to look that way.
Would love to know what Skeg's thinks about this.
Even our manager is above retirement age.
I think I'll get myself out of mothballs and start a new business as a football agent for the over 30's.


1.) 28 Jan 2019 08:07:57
Don't need another 30+ year old. Ridiculous if true?

2.) 28 Jan 2019 09:13:58
Lol humourist you know what I'm already thinking so no we don't need him and can't see us getting him now then Reece Oxford Andy king would be solid signings mixture of young and experienced players is what we need and I'm sure Martin will sort this and as for the manager being to old there's plenty of old managers out there doing great jobs and Martin will lot better than we've had in past and he has a plan b plan c what we've been missing 😁

3.) 28 Jan 2019 09:16:32
Idle journo gossip as usual.



18 Jan 2019 12:08:29
Forest get fined Β£10,000 against Readings Β£5,000 because we've offended before.
However I think it is also worse for us because we have players suspended over this game and are therefore unable to play them.
When it comes to football authorities Forest always get the thin end of the wedge. Has the referee been fined for letting this game get out of hand by not issuing cards earlier when he should have done.
Funny how the officials at the Leeds away game were the only people in the ground NOT to see a handball scoring a goal.

I rest my case!


1.) 18 Jan 2019 12:16:32
I think we need to stop this β€˜everyone is against us β€˜ paranoia - let’s leave that for the losers over the river.

2.) 18 Jan 2019 12:22:32
I agree 2 star and yes the ref was poor and has been dropped to status this weekend,so has been punished for a poor performance,but you can't lose your head on the pitch just because a decision goes against you,it's unprofessional ansld we've got to improve our discipline 65 bookings and four sending off is unacceptable

3.) 18 Jan 2019 13:17:14
You can’t pal, get the tactics right, outplay the opposition and you won’t Go far wrong. We lost at reading because we were poor.

4.) 18 Jan 2019 13:36:31
Easy this the players who were booked and those with red cards should pay it seems simple to me !!!!

5.) 18 Jan 2019 13:52:55
I get your point Ff799 but when a player sees foul after foul going unpunished he sees Red. They are only human and have blood coursing through their veins.
I lose my rag when I see injustices repeatedly going unpunished and some players go out of their way to intimidate and sometimes surround the ref demanding a yellow or a red.
I know of a premier league team that used to do this regularly, no names mentioned, but its no secret.

6.) 18 Jan 2019 14:12:10
Name'em humourist

7.) 18 Jan 2019 14:29:13
Retribution on the field of play is in effect giving the opposition exactly what they want,therefore allowing them to come out on top regarding mind games.Whilst I can accept the occasional transgression,discipline must be maintained at all times. As a squad we are now reaping what we have sown. I am sure M ON will put this right. YOU REDS!!

8.) 18 Jan 2019 14:31:28
Definitely not Man U then!!!

9.) 18 Jan 2019 14:43:03
Exactly right Sgetty don't take the bait,
Enjoy your day tomorrow mate,soak up the atmosphere it will be electric.

10.) 18 Jan 2019 14:46:01
No RR, because there were boys playing. 😁

11.) 18 Jan 2019 14:41:03
Isn't it the thick end of the wedge?

12.) 18 Jan 2019 15:46:23
Thanks Ff. Probably won't sleep tonight!

13.) 18 Jan 2019 16:13:02
You should do you stayed up way past your bedtime last night.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€



11 Jan 2019 20:29:08
I blame Leeds United for losing our manager.
In league games we beat Leeds 4-2 on Boxing day years back so we sack Sean O'Driscoll. Now we've beaten Leeds 4-2 again and look what's happened1
Just having a laugh but what a co-incidence.


1.) 12 Jan 2019 11:02:10
It's the ghost of Don Revie coming back to haunt us! πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»



17 Dec 2018 20:03:21
I'm on ifollow and pay a monthly subsciption for audio commenmtary.
Thet keep putting up Forest v QPR so I cannot get the Derby match.

Anybody else got this problem?


1.) 17 Dec 2018 20:36:15
Use a different search machine, I've had to change mine.

{Ed007's Note -

2.) 17 Dec 2018 21:44:09
Better second half. few stray passed,kept going right until the end, unlucky Lolley. btw,what penalty???




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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 Apr 2019 18:04:51
I could not agree more skegsjay. He has the best record for Forest this century but so many people are anti that they don't want to know the facts. BD needed money for players from two chairman both in January. He did'nt get it and we missed out in play offs. He then gets sacked after defeat 5-0 to Derby when we had 10 players injured which shows total lack of understanding by the owner (in this case Fawaz)




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18 Jan 2019 13:52:55
I get your point Ff799 but when a player sees foul after foul going unpunished he sees Red. They are only human and have blood coursing through their veins.
I lose my rag when I see injustices repeatedly going unpunished and some players go out of their way to intimidate and sometimes surround the ref demanding a yellow or a red.
I know of a premier league team that used to do this regularly, no names mentioned, but its no secret.




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26 Aug 2018 08:11:09
Could'nt agree more Redexile but would like to add that bringing on Osborn also added to the improvement especially playing him further upfield. He's got the energy needed late on in a game when others are flagging (particularly the opposition defence)
Hope on Wednesday AK leaves the full backs alone but let's Osborn take Geddy or Watsons place.




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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.