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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.
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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.



23 Jan 2017 15:15:46
With the temporary appointment of Brazil and Lester, Fawaz is in fact leaving the door open for a possible new buyer to put their own manager in. A manager appointed by Fawaz would be counter productive to a new buyer. I do not think any new manager will be brought in saving Fawaz thousands for the rest of the season.

Forest winning at the weekend takes the pressure off Fawaz. If I'm wrong and he does bring someone in, does this mean Fawaz is serious about improving the club? This will be an interesting week I'm sure.


1.) 23 Jan 2017 16:31:48
Humorist I said this last week. It's the cheapest option for Fawaz as Brazil and Lester are already on the payroll plus no new manager with a brain cell would work for him anyway.




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01 Nov 2017 20:51:47
A stat that might interest some of you. Every year my wife buys me a Forest Calendar, and, its always interesting to see who is at the club towards the year end that as been featured.
One point is that if I played for Forest I would NOT want to be the feature player for January, it would be disasterous.
One year Billy Davies was featured in January and look what happened.

I list below 2017 Caendar in month order and let you figure it out for yourselves:

January. Henri Lansbury
February. Apostolos Vellios
March. Hildeberto Pereira
April. Nicholas Bentner
May. Pajtim Kasami
June. Brit Assombalonga
July. Chris Cohen
August. Thomas Lam
September. Mustapha Carayol
October. Damien Perquis
November. Ben Osborn
December. Matty Cash

Some have gone, some are injured.
I hope next year for some better luck!


1.) 01 Nov 2017 21:14:37
Weren't far out with Britt as it happens.

2.) 01 Nov 2017 21:17:29
January is quite a depressing month anyway, can you imagine turning the calendar and seeing prince billy?? What an awful start to the year that would be.

3.) 01 Nov 2017 21:39:06
I notice December was cash ?
That's when we all have to part with it.πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰

4.) 02 Nov 2017 06:21:08
Those stats don’t interest me at all humourist as I’d rather have the Kelly Brooke Callander.

5.) 02 Nov 2017 11:28:34
Here, Humourist,you could say they're days are "numbered" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚



26 Sep 2017 21:49:11
Sorry Mr Warburton but your tactics don't work!
No more excuses about give him more time, he's had plenty of that.
Fulham ar'nt a bad side but for goodness sake we're at home and to losr 1.3 just is'nt good enough.

This nwill get you all going.
BRING BACK BILLY DAVIES! He has the best record this century whether you Billy haters like it or not.


1.) 26 Sep 2017 22:12:04
Humourist. Billy has a good record but he also spent a awful lot of money and in two spells as manager failed to get us promoted, is that not the point at the end of the day. Davies had a lot more time than Warburton has had so far, you have to blame the players aswell, not just the manager.



24 Sep 2017 11:13:31
There seems to be a lot of critisism
of players at the moment but the second half of the Villa game proved its not the players but the tactics, so I would say to MW you have proved it to yourself that if we had played like this in the first half it could have been a different result.
Please MW start Tuesday's game the same as we played in second half against Villa.
Take the shackles off and let the players play to their talents and strengths. Hobbs and Lichaj ON.




23 Sep 2017 20:29:44
Think Mills will be out soon anyway under the topping up procedure of yellow cards. Come on Hobbs.


1.) 23 Sep 2017 21:09:17
Yep 8 goals conceded in 2 games he played.
What can go wrong?

2.) 23 Sep 2017 22:26:36
Humorist, mills did well today mate, we just got undone by a team who despite how poor they are, realised we were more nervous. Also he works his socks off and does really care. Under a system that suits our players strengths I think he'd do well.



19 Jul 2017 11:59:57
Is this right that Birmingham City have signed James Justin from Luton Town for 1.75 million?


1.) 19 Jul 2017 13:15:43
I have read that Luton have accepted a bid of Β£1.75m plus add ons for him. However, Nathan Jones said that he is not for sale when we approached them. It is on a Birmingham City fans forum so could just be a rumour.

2.) 19 Jul 2017 14:18:38
Nothing on the Brum feeds other than the Luton CEO and manager going on far too long about not selling JJ (code for chase me! ) .

If both Forest and Brum agree a fee then it sounds like this lad will go to the best club to improve his football education rather than top wages!

If he is that good character then he is ours rather than getting lost in the Redknapp circus?

3.) 19 Jul 2017 15:22:40
Yes they have accepted a bid of 1.75m but I don't think forest will be willing to match that. It's quite a sizeable chunk of our budget and MW still wants to bring in a GK, CM and a forward to replace Britt.

4.) 19 Jul 2017 17:02:36
The redknapp circus that has delivered many promotions? If redknapp is a circus what are we?

5.) 19 Jul 2017 19:36:25
Not Portsmouth or QPR 2star for which we should be thankful
Redknapp has only achieved one promotion in his career at Bournemouth and has a much better relegation record and wasted transfer cash.

But like a good circus performer he keeps plates spinning to give the illusion of success!

He will get nowhere near promotion with Brum if he signs his old cronies.




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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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18 May 2017 06:43:55
10.30pm last night announced OK!




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17 May 2017 17:43:03
I've lost count on how many times we've heard this before.
Would'nt it just be a joke if the EFL say NO!





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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.




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21 May 2017 14:44:56
Forestforever79 What a contradiction in terms by UEFA!
Of course they have'nt sanctioned it because they had no jurisdiction. They want more stringent tests on prospective owners but I can't see the FA agreeing to that or those with the money will not buy into our league system.
If that were to happen it would be goodbye to the Prem as we know it.
There does not seem to be enough really rich British people who want to invest in our football teams. So hello Evangalos and Socrates.




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20 May 2017 18:22:42
We have a good one in Sleaford market place.