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24 Feb 2018 14:34:54
That's a small looking line up we've put out. I would imagine QPR will be chucking plenty of crosses into our penalty area for Smith who is very good in the air. I'd imagine they'll target Osborn in particular.


1.) 24 Feb 2018 16:33:03
Seem to be doing alright anyway mate!!!

2.) 24 Feb 2018 16:58:22
As I said the other day, if we played football like we did in the second half it wouldn’t be long before we smashed some teams.

Let them build it from here, but it’s looking pretty good to me

3.) 24 Feb 2018 20:32:46
Lesson in life the whole is better than the sum of the individual parts and that gets results.
Karanka has now got a team playing rather than playing individuals who on paper are better?
Clougie did the same!
Onward and upward.



26 Jan 2018 19:13:32
According to Sky sports we're interested in Tim Cahill. Seems a strange one to me.


1.) 26 Jan 2018 19:32:05
Have we been taken over by Millwall?

2.) 26 Jan 2018 19:39:54
You have mixed it up, they say Millwall have offered him a contract about 2 hours ago.

3.) 26 Jan 2018 20:41:34
10 yrs too late. Was a cracking player.

4.) 26 Jan 2018 20:48:03
It's all over sky and fox sport Australia that we are going to hijack Cahill from Millwall, i hope not at 38 i think he's past it rather have de Oliveria βš“

5.) 26 Jan 2018 23:15:10
Tim Cahill, 38, needs competitive football because of his last world cup. 6 month contract, model pro, will score goals and not as daft as it seems. A serious option if Vaughny keeps getting niggling injuries. No, I'm being serious.πŸ˜‰

6.) 27 Jan 2018 01:52:49
I've seen him on tv regularly in Asia playing for the Aussies, believe me he's still got it
Scores goals, winds up defences, no worries!

7.) 29 Jan 2018 11:14:11
I'd be happy to take him until the end of the season. Although the A League is not the same as the championship he still packs a punch. Also a little old at 39 my fav has to be Archie Thompson who played for my Aus team Melbourne Victory, still as fit as a butchers dog 90 goals in 229 apps.



10 Sep 2017 20:10:06
It doesn't seem to matter which defenders play, the result is still the same, no organisation and chaotic defending. Simply bringing in another CB would not have solved our problems. It's something that can only be put right by the manager and his coaching staff. Deciding whether we go with a back 5 or back 4 and then sticking to it week in week out would be a start, then drop zonal marking and going man to man marking should help at set pieces.

The leadership qualities of Lichaj should make him a regular in the team and I fail to see what Darwikra has done to keep last year's player of the season out of the team. You would think David Weir should know how to set up a defence. At least the Matt Mills haters can't blame him for yesterday!


1.) 11 Sep 2017 04:59:52
I think a vocal cb to pull other 3 into place and take charge would make a world of difference

2.) 11 Sep 2017 08:15:39
You are so right but been saying it all along, good luck with the response.

3.) 11 Sep 2017 09:37:29
I understand the reasoning behind playing the ball out from the back (If you hoof it then the vast majority of the time the ball goes to the opposition) but can we just play it forward quicker from the back in the same way that Liverpool do? 3 passes out and the ball should not be near the Penalty Area it should be near the half way line (unless we are playing against Beckham then it is doubtful that the opponents can shoot from there)

4.) 11 Sep 2017 12:07:29
We have to be able to mix the way we play, yes playing from the back and possession football is easy on the eye but not if we lose the ball and concede goals. As a defender, if in doubt get it out, better decision making against Leeds and S.Weds may have yielded an extra point or two. I agree about moving the ball quicker too, the longer we take the more time the opposition has to arrange their defence. Problem for Smith is this exposes his poor distribution, time to take him out of the firing line and give us the option of breaking quickly. This style would suit away games and against the better sides at home, just a realistic opinion based on our mid table expectations? FTID

5.) 11 Sep 2017 12:55:59
we don't look well drilled to me, set peices need to be drilled and drilled, and for me need to start marking more man to man instead of more zonal.

beyond me why a steady defender lichaj isn't starting, darikwa a liability to me.

6.) 11 Sep 2017 16:27:16
I'd like to see this defence given time to gel
Licha Manchienne Hobbs/worrell troare
Hobbs if he's fit. Then Vaughen bridgcutt holding
With Mackey dowel osbourn. And Murphy upfront.

7.) 11 Sep 2017 20:04:00
Playing the ball out the way we do, which is giving it to the first defender is suicide. That defender should then knock it it deep into midfield. No we lass it sideways which allows the opposition to get at us causing nervousness. Playing it long to a decent striker ie murphy or velios allows the defence tobpysh up and get bsck in formation. Simples. If the ball does come straight back we shouldbe organised to deal with it. Playing it out from the back is pk in the prem where the opposition strikers will back off. not in this league.

8.) 11 Sep 2017 20:24:29
Rr1. The longer you pass the ball the more likely it is to be intercepted, or for it to go astray. A player should run then pass, then move again, and off course a players pass needs to be accurate.

9.) 11 Sep 2017 21:43:56
Abf correct but we gave possesion to weds in dreadful areas which led to goals. Listen. Pearce would often take the ball from sutton, webb ot hodge would show for him and an early accurate pass from pearce would get us moving forward. Not this pish from sat where the ball was nervously batted about with no conviction. Play to your strengths. Fox worral and darikwa were terrified in posession.

10.) 13 Sep 2017 10:01:41
We certainly need to sort out the back. I personally think Darikwa is a decent solid back, i can remember the beginning of the last two seasons fans saying Lichaj was a liability when we were leaking goals. Keep Darikwa on the right, Lichaj can play on the right with Mancienne and another in the middle, Worral or Fox.

11.) 13 Sep 2017 10:08:33
Ooops, I meant Lichaj can play on the left!



07 Mar 2017 23:51:29
We're stuck with GB until the end of the season and hopefully there's 3 teams worse than us. GB has done brilliantly with the youth set up but doesn't have the tactical nous at this level. His one tactic is to set up a hard working team who are happy to let the opposition have the ball and hope that we can hold out for an hour then nick a goal. This worked against Brighton and got us a point against Wigan. I expect much the same against Burton. The frustrating thing is that we are much better when we go on the attack which doesn't usually happen until we're chasing the game. I would like to see us have a go from the off and play with a high tempo and some pace out wide, particularly at home. Make no mistake we are in a relegation battle and I can see it going right to the wire this season. Fingers crossed we have enough to stay up.


1.) 08 Mar 2017 07:40:38
We have a five point cushion, that does not mean we do not have to worry to some extent, but the reason any team is in, or around the relegation struggle is because they are drawing, and losing too many games.

All the teams below us would love to be where we are, with a five point cushion. As long as it is in our own hands we are ok to think about Championship football next season.

2.) 08 Mar 2017 10:35:24
Tomorrow mate, that "cushion" will soon evaporate if we get beat and all of a sudden it can be potentially 2! We don't have the balls for a fight, and Brazil's not the guy. Never was, when he takes over its up and down. Mostly down.

3.) 08 Mar 2017 11:07:32
Rogie Red

Im not trying to say Brazil is right for the job, and off course the 5 point lead could easily evaporate but the bottom three teams do not have that luxury, so when they lose they get deeper in the mire unless others slip up.

I would rather have the 5 point lead than not.

4.) 08 Mar 2017 12:55:08
When GB and JL took over, we had played 26 games and had 27 points, obviously a fraction over 1 point per game.

Since then, we have played 10 and have picked up 13 points, that's 1.3 points.

We were 20th, we are now 18th.

We were 3 points above the bottom 3, we are now 5.

Now I'm not saying that no one else could have done better than that. But I am saying.

1. Under GB and JL we are moving away from relegation, not towards it (I'll add the caveat of CURRENTLY)
2. Anyone that could do a better job, doesn't want the job, at least until they know what division we are in next season!

So, we live with what we have and be grateful for it!

5.) 08 Mar 2017 14:29:33
If we continually play a slow, unfit Britt, up front on his own. We will definitely be outscored. Leading us further down the league, into a relegation scrap, let's take the game TO the opposition! And stop showing THEM, too much respect! The only way we will get out of this message is to play our pacey players, "Hilda"and The lad we got from Chesterfield. from back to front, we must have one of the slowest teams in this league, and I think opposing teams know this. And exploit this weakness, week in week out!

6.) 08 Mar 2017 19:51:19
We have skill and pace in Clough, Brereton and Ariyibi. Play all 3 and opposition defences will not cope.

7.) 08 Mar 2017 21:42:25
Agreed mate. When they aren't playing we are a slow as a wet weekend!



06 Mar 2017 21:40:56
on his way to Rosenborg.


1.) 06 Mar 2017 22:08:26
Done deal wasted his talent.

2.) 06 Mar 2017 23:22:12
There is a God! Absolutely useless, good luck Rosenborg!

3.) 06 Mar 2017 23:40:10
Thank you Mr Bendtner for your contribution. Had we had a stronger midfield this season playing you up top with another striker would have got the best out you and the team.

For me you have nothing to prove just the right type of player at the wrong time! Good Luck.

4.) 07 Mar 2017 08:21:41
possibly the laziest player i've ever seen in a Forest shirt. Good riddance.

5.) 07 Mar 2017 08:30:33
I hope that's McParland getting rid of the crocs. Dumitru and Kasami next please.

6.) 07 Mar 2017 10:21:50
Both Dumitri and Kashmir on season long loans. No chance of getting rid of them.

7.) 07 Mar 2017 10:25:46
Great to have him off the wage bill, even better if we managed to get a small fee for him too.

8.) 07 Mar 2017 12:45:15
Dont think Bendtner was ever the man for an ailing lower Championship club famous for its inability to create scoring chances, lack of width and supporting central midfield.

That said, we have a 17 year old striker who's putting Bendtners application levels to shame. Lack of service is a genuine gripe, but the fact he didn't move or try something different to influence the game sticks in the throat given his pedigree.

He's better off somewhere else for all concerned.

9.) 07 Mar 2017 14:20:34

That makes it a great effort to have beaten Brighton 3-0 in our last game, what score could it have been had we a strong midfield that could supply our forwards.

10.) 07 Mar 2017 14:57:30
The Brighton result was primarily a case of us knocking Brighton off their stride. A victory for hard work, endeavour and capitalising on Brightons mistakes.

There was no great footballing philosophy behind it from memory.

11.) 08 Mar 2017 09:01:18
Britt has one shot in 75 minutes against Brentford. Brereton comes on and scores almost straight away - that should tell the management something.

12.) 09 Mar 2017 06:54:33
you can only shoot when you get service in box, it isn't happening. Ward, Osborne Vaughan don't supply enough good balls into box.
Solution don't pay both Ward and Osborne too similar too lightweight.




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30 Dec 2018 13:27:24
One of the few constants in team selection is Cahvalho. I know some fans like him and love to point out his assists but he has pretty much a free role and for a large part of many games it's almost like playing with 10 men. I can't understand what AK sees in him to play him every week and rarely substitutes him. Whilst we continue to pick players like him week in week out we'll remain inconsistent.


1.) 30 Dec 2018 13:35:34
I just keep thinking what we could of bought with the same money, flint, darlow and Marriott seems a no brainer



23 Dec 2018 15:09:57
Maybe we should be the first club to try employing 2 managers, Kananka for away games and someone else to manage home games!


1.) 23 Dec 2018 15:34:13
How about Nick Knowles???
He's great with homes!!!

2.) 23 Dec 2018 20:15:03
Dion Dublin. Homes under the hammer.



27 Oct 2018 23:36:29
I think it's safe to say that most of us would have took a point before this game and 4 points from 2 away games is a good return. And yes their goal clearly shouldn't have stood. However, whilst I don't expect us to go gung-ho away at Leeds I expect us to at least try and keep the ball when we win it back and try and catch them on the break instead of booting it straight back to the opposition to come at you again. By doing this eventually the opposition will get a chance or a lucky break, which is exactly what happened. A few fans keep criticising Guidiera for losing the ball but at least he tries to pass the ball forwards and get us on the attack, unfortunately when he did spray the ball out wide there was no support for the player on the ball. Most players put in a good shift tonight but Darikwa gives the ball away too often and gives away silly free-kick in dangerous positions, but by far the biggest disapointment was Cahvallho. Yet again the game totally passed him by, how he stayed on is beyond me.


1.) 28 Oct 2018 08:11:48
Just heard that the Leicester City owner WAS onboard when that helicopter went down.
Terrible news.

2.) 28 Oct 2018 10:28:22
Yes thoughts and prayers with Leicester city and the families and friends of the victims.



03 Oct 2018 23:05:33
Nobody could have been surprised when Milwall equalised, they had threatened all night. Some were saying recently that the defence was sorted, I have to disagree as we still can't defend balls into the box. It can't be down to personnel as the likes of Mancienne, Worral, Dawson, Mills, Fox, Fig and now Hef have all played at some point. It has to be partly tactical, and my view is that as a team we play far too deep. We should be pushing the midfield and defence further up the pitch instead of retreating into our 6 yard box. Doesn't help when we keep giving silly free kicks away and having a 6ft7 keeper who becomes 5ft when the ball comes near him. Except for 2 lovely 25 yard strikes we created virtually nothing all night and, much like the Brum game, we're very lucky to get a point. Sadly still not at all convinced that we will be anything other than a mid-lower table side this season. Hope I'm wrong but neither the team or the manager seem to be learning from their mistakes.


1.) 03 Oct 2018 23:21:18
After tonight boro scouts must be quaking in there boots!same old problem can't defend crosses first half lucky not to have been down 4 nil ak right to bring on dawson at least he got some headers in we will need him on saturday to compete against there two giant centre halfs pants had a shocker his confidance will be shot perhaps steel worth a shout.lolly has a hamstring injury so need murphy in i'm not feeling confident about the match.

2.) 03 Oct 2018 23:34:29
Tactically inept. Again.

3.) 03 Oct 2018 23:40:19
Pants is one of main problems what was he doing on their first goal. He's 6'7 plus his reach and if he actually jumped He shouldn't be troubled with any crosses.
Liability put Steele in. And sign a quality keeper in January if we in top 6.
And agree with earlier post. Fox playing well but lacks aerial dominance. Dawson should of started today. Everyone knows millwall always put crosses into box.



16 Sep 2018 13:19:12
I think most of us would have been happy with a point at Swansea before kick off and we were solid and never looked likely to lose the game. Having said that I think Swansea were pretty average and the game was there for the taking yesterday. Having bought in 16 players and not having a striker on the bench sums up his mentality for me. Never agreed with letting Brereton go without replacing him and yesterday didn't change make me that opinion. still, a point away from home is ok as long as we follow it up with 3 points in our next match.


1.) 16 Sep 2018 13:54:50
I'd agree with that PTB. The away draws are good points. It's the home draws which are costing us.




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27 Oct 2018 23:39:32
Forest were more comfortable on the ball????? We never had it! Grabban worked his socks off but Carvalho was anonymous again.




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30 Sep 2018 22:48:34
Agreed the first was a fluke but the second was rank bad defending. Still a good point away from home against a decent team.




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06 Sep 2018 23:06:15
Totally agree FF. If there had been some consistency in our performances and we could see we were heading in the right direction, but had just been a little unlucky, we would be encouraged. We've actually rode our luck in a few games and that finally ran out in the Brentford game.




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03 Sep 2018 21:28:06
Anyone think Dias might be worth a go playing off Murphy or Grabban? He looks a bit tied down on the wing but seems to have something about him. He has pace, good feet and can take a man on. Not as lightweight as the other 2 Portuguese either. I know it was only a friendly against average opposition but the goal he scored running from the halfway line suggests he could offer something running at defences and give an option running in behind the back 4. I guess I'm hoping he could be used a little bit like Lucas Moura is at Spurs although obviously he's not at that level. Just a thought.




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27 Aug 2018 11:20:22
Selling Brereton is a huge mistake. He has the attributes to become a top player. If it was just a loan deal to get him some game time I could accept it but it looks more and more likely that selling him to offset the 6m we spent on Grabban was the plan all along. In a couple of years I wonder whether it'll have looked a good deal or not?





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06 Dec 2018 18:19:42
Yacob was deemed not good enough for WBA as well but it doesn't make him a bad player. I liked Burke and think he's much better than Dias or Goncalves.




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08 Nov 2018 23:03:14
Tomlin was better than both of them. He also had the ability and strength to hold the ball up which allowed other players to get forward and support.




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28 Oct 2018 14:17:45
Carvalho a class above? What do you base that on exactly? Not from his performances in a Forest shirt so far.




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28 Oct 2018 14:15:16
So true,puts the game in perspective.




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28 Oct 2018 09:28:26
Spot on Carlo, can't believe he keeps getting picked. There are much better options. Dare I suggest we could even play another forward up there with Grabban??? At least someone like Murphy could hold the ball up and allow us to get out of our own half.