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Favourite player: Peter Shilton the best ever

Best team moment: Colin Barratts goal v Liverpool European Cup. That second goal killed the tie.


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16 Jan 2017 09:22:30
Being a financial person you take more notice of legal matters. If JJ Moore's loaned Forest money and it doesn't get repaid he not only has a charge over some properties around the City Ground that charge includes the City Ground.

Not certain how he could take possession to sell but he could charge Forest massively increased rents to force a sale. If people think Fawaz is smart then if he borrowed money before the deal was complete then he left himself wide open to having to repay the loan or lose property if it fell through.


1.) 16 Jan 2017 10:22:28
Why would fawas have needed to borrow money from JJM. He made 15m at beginning of season from Burke pato and devries.

2.) 16 Jan 2017 10:33:26
Checking on Companies House website the charge appears to be on the Academy Training Facilities

3.) 16 Jan 2017 15:09:08
Fawaz was extremely niave in these negotiations. The americans offered some money up front to sweeten the deal and Fawaz took it like candy to a baby. I think the key word is negotiation and with the clubs ever dwindling stock, the price was only ever going to come down. There's a lot of figures being banded around but if the offer was 40m, Fawaz will live to regret not taking that money and running because in another seasons time, the club could be worth less than half of that.

4.) 17 Jan 2017 06:39:02
The city ground isn't owned by us it's owned by the council so would they still be entitled to it? surely they would only be entitled to assets that the club actually own?



16 May 2016 21:03:49
Qoute from journo Alan Nixon on bird site. "Forest. To save asking question Greeks expect to get the deal done. Working on a sporting director and foreign coach. All on it for now". He's not usually far off the mark.


1.) 16 May 2016 21:38:54
Be careful of taking in all he says. he's let his emotions rule him when it came to dougie. they are mates and he blocked anyone who didn't share the view of him being our saviour. let's hope he is right and doesn't let's his mates sacking get in the way.




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03 Mar 2020 11:17:20
Reason for lack of investment in January is now clear. We lost 25 million in 2019 and players wages rose by 8 million to nearly 32 million. It is clear ffp is now the driver behind recruitment and it may continue for the foreseeable future. It just illustrates the mess we are in with having a large under achieving squad. Promotion this season might be a necessity to avoid selling 1 or 2 of our best players.


1.) 03 Mar 2020 13:54:33
Maybe that is a reason for the CFO leaving us? Failure to make inroads on balancing the books. We still have a lot of deadwood to remove and it's taking too long!

2.) 03 Mar 2020 15:12:03
Makes for painful reading really 31 million on wages is just bonkers especially being a mid table championship club ( obviously relating to several seasons down there) . Money has killed the game and it will only get worse. Imagine how many top flight players on 50, 60 or a 100 thousand plus a week who are rubbish, the mind boggles.



14 Apr 2019 09:37:05
We Forest fans are just like the MPs over Brexit. If we had 8 choices of manager we would never be able to agree and would be so stubborn we wouldn't change our minds and would continually vote against the choice made when what is needed is to show solidarity and back one. We have a very experienced manager and coaching staff who if we could be totally honest have inherited a very expensive but average bunch of players. Now Lolley and Grabban have stopped performing at the level they were then we have no goal threat. This situation has arisen through the poor recruitment prior to this manager arriving and needs time to sort out not 14 games. We fans suffer from short memories as well. Although yesterday wasn't great it was better than some wins we had here under AK earlier in the season. We had enough chances to have won this game comfortably. So in conclusion stop this dynasaur nonsense get behind this manager and let him get us winning before you want to see us play like Man City that clearly we don't have the players for.


1.) 14 Apr 2019 11:46:46
Sounds like a lot of excuses for MON being poor.

2.) 14 Apr 2019 12:24:56
MON Has won more trophies as a manager than our last 15 managers put together so before you continue to insult him respect what he's achieved stop being impatient and let him try to turn things around. It wasn't as if AK s team selections were tearing up the league with stunning football.

3.) 14 Apr 2019 13:51:46
Syred, We have more trophies than Blackburn and Rotherham yet who were the winners?

4.) 14 Apr 2019 13:54:48
O'Neil missed the boat by at least 15 year's.
His hoofball style is horrendous to watch and he's easily out thought on the pitch tactical wise.
It's as if the players are not buying into his methods?
I'd be very surprised if these last 4 games aren't his last.

5.) 14 Apr 2019 15:54:34
Trophies in the past aren’t getting us to the playoffs or out of this league. I am judging him on the job at hand and it’s not a pretty site.

6.) 14 Apr 2019 17:04:18
Good call red πŸŽ„ πŸ‘



28 Jan 2019 10:30:42
Saw that someone had mentioned injury to our new centre half and coupled with a poor referee on Saturday made me reflect on the way the games going. Any semblance of a foul outside the penalty seems to more frequently attract a card these days. The booking of our new centre half for a tackle on the halfway line a good example. Inside the penalty area you can practically rip the shirt off a player and no action taken. I had a very good view of the incident that caused the head injury and it was a blatant late punch to the head by their GK. Anywhere else it would have been a free kick and a card possibly red. Likewise their assault on Pants late on. Anywhere else action would have been taken and a card shown. I know forwards have to go for balls but they do have the same duty of care that defenders have when they have to make last ditch tackles. Until referees start refereeing again and not out just to please their assessors standards will continue to fall.


1.) 28 Jan 2019 11:21:58
Must of been a good punch aswell if it has broke a bone in his skull.hope he's not going to be out for too long because he looks a decent no nonsense defender and we going to need him

2.) 28 Jan 2019 11:48:20
Said this last week mate different rules apply in the box lol basically referees and’ a’ grade bottlers

3.) 28 Jan 2019 15:02:41
I agree about your referee comments syred I mentioned some poor decisions made last game against Bristol City. The game has changed so much now that it appears that you can just breath on an opponent and you get booked. Plus the fact that the Ref in charge of the Wigan game needs an eye test. I also hope our new defender Yohan is not out for long but a broken bone on your skull doesn't sound like something you'd get over in a hurry.



01 Nov 2018 13:37:07
I'm getting on a bit now (63) and some will no doubt call me a dinosaur. At the Championship level I am really at a loss as to why teams continue to play out from the goalkeeper when being closed down. Whilst many players had bad games at Burton the main problem was the tactic of playing out from the back that Burton put lots of resource into preventing us doing successfully but we continued to do it anyway for the entire 90 minutes.

Goals are scored by and large from the opposition penalty area and within a few yards around it and only the opposition are likely to score when its in your own half so why the fixation of having the ball for so much of the time in your own half just for the sake of trying to keep it. The outcome of the game was so predictable the other night in the sense that space in our own half was so limited we kept giving the ball away. When we had to go long all our players bar one were in our own half so there was no one to win the first ball or pick up the second ball as everyone was so deep.

The tactic was clearly not working and the manager should have seen that and changed it. However he comes from the ever growing "we want to play like Barcelona" school of managers and clearly Championship players are not good enough to do that on a regular basis unless the opposition gives them the space to do so. The point I am trying to make is that the manager must take most of the blame for Tuesday and needs to have a plan B for when the opposition sets up like Burton to stop us playing from the back otherwise there will be more "Burtons" this season.


1.) 01 Nov 2018 13:49:14
Syred spot on mate

2.) 01 Nov 2018 14:12:22
Totally agree mate

3.) 01 Nov 2018 14:52:02
As said above,spot on there!! If only AK could read it and sort the tactics out😑

4.) 01 Nov 2018 14:52:06
Nice post " Old lad"

5.) 01 Nov 2018 16:21:08
Syred, your tactics are as old as you!😁 Seriously, the players on the pitch have to know when to 'mix it'. If you're given space, play your 'pretty football'. If you're closed down, go more direct but not straight to their players. The 'long ball' should be in the channels, get their defenders facing their own goal and get Forest up the pitch. Burton played a blinder, forced mistakes and had us defending like nervous kittens on the edge of our box. A recipe for disaster. As someone pointed out Appiah would've been a perfect player to turn defence into attack. FTID.

6.) 01 Nov 2018 16:23:06
All makes sense you old dinasaur!! 🀣 Your age is irrelevant mate - keep posts like that coming and with a bit of luck more will think that way πŸ‘

7.) 01 Nov 2018 23:08:12
Great post but Barca don’t pay one up front all the bloody time.

8.) 02 Nov 2018 00:29:56
If it was under 10s football then I would agree but I'm sure Steele, Dawson, Hefele and Watson have enough footballing experience between them to know whether to play or hoof it. They just played rubbish. All of them.

9.) 02 Nov 2018 13:19:07
The point is they didn't 😐.



27 Oct 2017 21:59:00
I hope the bread man was watching the match tonight. The league leaders play the ball quickly support with numbers play 2 genuinely up front and basically are just a bunch of honest players giving their all. Not the tippy tappy stuff in our own half for ages that MW seems to think is the way forward. It might give us stability but will get us nowhere any time soon. Possession is one thing but if you use it like we did first half last Saturday it's pointless.


1.) 27 Oct 2017 22:07:44
Yep he watched em,then went out and beat them.
Just saying

2.) 27 Oct 2017 23:34:11
Yes but who's top of the league tonight? Their style wins a lot more games than it loses. They don't fear anyone we fear ourselves.

3.) 27 Oct 2017 23:41:32
Fear ourselves?

4.) 28 Oct 2017 11:55:04
I would defo rather have a win agaisnt top of the table than actually be top of the table.

5.) 28 Oct 2017 12:12:56
You having a Giraffe mate??

6.) 28 Oct 2017 12:13:31
Sheff.Ud 12 points better off than us ,tables Don,t lie .
Before Montania I wanted Wilder here when he was at Northampton ,I,ve often wanted Warnock ,both better than most of our choices over the last 19 years but what do fans know?


7.) 28 Oct 2017 13:04:18
Quite right Carlo we need managers who know how to set teams up to win not just play pretty passing games for the sake of it.

8.) 28 Oct 2017 14:15:39
Not according to 79 he'd much rather watch pretty football and matt mills just saying πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

9.) 28 Oct 2017 14:33:23
Hilarious from the man who can't stand Warburton,but hasn't got the bottle to come out and say he wants him out.
You carry on sitting on the fence jonny😚😚

10.) 28 Oct 2017 15:06:07
You do make me laugh about bottle when all you do is agree with the main characters on here I don't like mills but as for MW I don't agree with all of his ways only because there's a couple of players who deserves a chance in the squad but you wouldn't see that because of the special MW rose tinted glasses πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

11.) 28 Oct 2017 15:19:53
No matter who the manager was,He'd leave someone out that we wouldn't agree with,no one knows what goes off behind the scenes,

12.) 28 Oct 2017 18:12:36
Stop crying about the manager you redds

13.) 28 Oct 2017 18:28:20
Enjoying the game Jonny?
We're wining with tippy tappy football and no bellies.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

14.) 28 Oct 2017 18:54:06
Why does mw need to watch a team he's already beat lol just shows you what a good manager he his and when he gets some good money to buy decent players it will only get better coyrs 3-1 tonight

15.) 28 Oct 2017 18:55:08
Easy win for forest and mw this evening mw one of the best managers we've had for a long time simples

16.) 28 Oct 2017 19:27:56
Skeggs and it's hi hi we love warbo




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01 Sep 2019 15:23:12
The problem with Watson he does the covering role in that midfield. His positioning and breaking up play is vital. It always a role that's totally unappreciated by most fans because he isn't running with the ball, making defence breaking passes and scoring goals. Other players may have more flair but do they have the defensive nous that Watson has. That's the key to his position and the excellent defensive record at the moment and I wish more fans would appreciate that istead of putting him down.




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06 Aug 2019 20:10:35
Have we been taken over by closet Derby fans trying to destroy us? I can't believe their Forest fans.




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06 Aug 2019 19:34:14
I think we've all missed the point about rebuilding the ground. It's part of a larger scheme with apartments etc. I don't believe in the bigger picture it will cost him anything. He will get it back through property sales.




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04 Aug 2019 13:06:01
It is hard work Smithy. However can't afford a striker without impacting on ffp. I guess we blew ffp almost in 1 year last season so no massive spend anymore. Got to live within meagre means hence the lack of stellar signings. Probably why ONeill went as well. Needed a yes man coach who'd take whatever the DoF gave him. Marinakis may have got things right off the field but little better than Fawaz on it.




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24 Jul 2019 09:25:18
He's only crime is having the ability to play in many positions and had to develop a career with one manager after another with differing football tactics and no appreciation of their best team let alone this lads best position. Are you all saying a championship winning manager renowned for picking up bargains doesn't know what he's doing? He will be sorely missed as the lad who gave his all in whatever role he was asked to do that many of his more experienced colleagues couldn't do. He reminds me of Ian Bowyer not the most gifted but does a great job for the team.





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14 May 2020 13:56:26
Its not so much that the season can't be completed behind closed doors or the next one started in the same vane. For me its a spectator game and if we got promoted in a play off behind closed doors missing out on a trip to Wembley and then had half next season in premier league behind closed doors it would be a massive let down.

Rather null and void this season and start again whenever possible.




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15 Mar 2020 11:59:39
Nothing yet but it's just immoral to keep selling them with a deadline when no one knows when a new season will start. They are talking up to 3 months for the peak of virus in UK. By the end of June players will be out of contract and with new measures likely this week I doubt any resumption will probably be June at the earliest. And what happens if clubs still have to self isolate due to players being infected. This season is over unless it's restated at a later date so I think that any season ticket deadline should now be put on hold until things become clearer.




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09 Mar 2020 15:14:55
Well Smithy grass may not be greener but bet his wage packet is.




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03 Mar 2020 09:11:22
You've summed it up perfectly keenred. We are great at grinding out results against top sides but don't have the same success when we have to do all the attacking. I thought the attitude last night was lacking. We seemed to have thought job done once we scored and lost control of the game against a poor team. Not good enough for a promotion seeking side.




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12 Feb 2020 09:33:48
Have to agree with the pike of crap. There was so much wrong with last night's performance it would take a novel to write it all down. Whatever was in the air last night even got to Samba whos distribution was bizarre towards the end. Lolley's crosses were the worst in ages. Not singling him out but it seemed to me all the players wilted under the pressure of trying to turn the game around. Shouldn't forget the opposition either. They scored an excellent goal and played out of their skins to stop us getting back into the game. A night to forget.