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Team: Nottingham Forest

Where from: South Yorkshire

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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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



07 May 2017 16:06:51
In the emotion of the day for once let's give the ref some praise. Wasn't over fussy didn't bottle big decisions tried to keep the game flowing and helped us to build momentum. Well done.


1.) 07 May 2017 18:08:01
Agreed. He had a very good game.

2.) 07 May 2017 18:14:12
Best ref this season, could have booked Worrall and ward first half
Nice to have a ref who knows it's about the football and not him.

3.) 07 May 2017 18:53:24
Thoroughly agree regarding the referee. It's always a good sign that he's having a good game when you don't notice him and the game flows. The penalties were nailed on, he didn't make himself the centre of attention and he did very well indeed.



15 Mar 2017 09:02:44
To be fair to GB and JL they had an almost impossible task whatever their perceived failings. A disparate bunch of old players new players brought in by sacked manager loanees out of contract injured etc. They had to try and get them performing something they hadn't done under more experienced managers at a time when morale at the club was at an all time low. Takeover had just fallen through and all the talk was there jobs would go back to academy at end of season anyway. That's never a recipe for getting best out of players low in confidence anyway. In the circumstances let's thank them for their efforts and hope they get the opportunity to carry on the great work at the academy.




21 Jun 2016 10:41:01
All the moaning about not waiting until after the Euro's for Martin O'Neill. Way ROI are going he will home before we've appointed a manager.

Alan Nixon on bird site has mentioned that the wage demands of some of those named may be an issue.


1.) 21 Jun 2016 11:23:07
Pay Peanuts = Get Monkeys.

2.) 21 Jun 2016 13:33:33
pay everyone what they want = ffp.

3.) 21 Jun 2016 13:34:21
pay people a sensible basic and realistic bonuses = common sense.

4.) 21 Jun 2016 14:36:46
We have paid over the odds in the past in relation to players and managers, and we are still paying some managers off. It is about time we tightened our purse strings. Also it looks like Fawaz is not making the decisions over salaries. If he were people would get what salary they wanted, especially now we are out of FFP. Does anyone know when Pedro starts.

5.) 21 Jun 2016 19:29:31

Exactly right, i would prefer to pay extra for a top manager then ten Giggs types.




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14 Sep 2018 09:08:53
The problem lies in many of the above answers. AK has only had 1 job in England before Forest. We talk about him like he's done this many times before but he's only had 1 job. Ok that was a success but so was Nigel Adkins but we wouldn't want the likes of him near our club. AK is still inexperienced at this management game and it's showing at the moment in my opinion By the way it was good to relive that Colin Barratt goal on Facebook last night. A memorable night and although 40 years ago it still feels like it was yesterday




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16 Oct 2017 14:21:27
There may well be one manager available in a few weeks time. Martin O'Neill is the one manager we have never had that we should have had and he showed the other night he can still get sides up for the challenges. He may well have one more job in him and if the RoI don't qualify for the World Cup he may just be available for the January transfer window.

I'm not advocating change as such but availability of alternatives may be just as important in the timing of a managerial change as results.




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24 Sep 2017 15:36:38
Perhaps but Sheffield Utd showed how to play in this league. High tempo pressing the opposition in their half. Getting the ball forward quickly and players supporting quickly. Our defending not much better than Wednesday so could be on the end of a real hiding next weekend with our pedestrian way of playing.




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10 May 2017 07:39:06
I understand your concerns Burncross, you do have to ask why the owner of a major European team is so desperate to buy Forest? . Doesn't really make any sense and his comments in the Greek press don't give you much comfort that he is doing it for.




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14 Mar 2017 08:50:19
This is the same Greek who Fawaz blamed for saddling us with a manager and players who were crap. Is this Fawaz revenge on the fans criticising him? I should have expected Fawaz to stoop this low to maintain his ego. Referees beware.





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12 Nov 2018 13:06:32
How about the Sheffield United way. Play attacking football with bargain basement players attacking and defending as one. All they are missing is a decent striker. It can be done playing 2 up front just needs the bottle to do it. Something AK lacks.




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06 Nov 2018 15:46:59
I think that the league is very average with teams grinding out results from hard work rather than quality. Take nothing away from Saturdays victory but if we are being totally honest it was a totally average game played out by 2 very average teams on the day. 3 attempts on target from 2 of the top 6 teams doesn't show quality. The fact that only highlight was the goal says everything.




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30 Oct 2018 22:15:26
Nothing you can red frog embassing dross to call us a pub team tonight is an insult to pub teams.




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21 Oct 2018 14:39:45
It won't be ok though until we sort out the problems created by this manager. All good sides ultimately build from the back. Our GK who the manager went out of his way to sign is dreadful and his performance stated the rot yesterday. Even in our best patch of the game he kicked 2 balls to Osborne that went way over his head. On the rare occasions he comes for crosses he's like a rabbit in headlights. He's doesn't ooze confidence and I'm sure defenders can sense it. Feel sorry for Smith he's no worse than Pantilkimon and he's been almost sent to Coventry. We need a quality keeper in January and then we might just start and build a platform to move forward on.




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03 Oct 2018 09:45:22
I'm not here to knock Carvalho but it's amusing that when he regularly misplaces passes others are not on the same wavelength. When Osborne Guideora Watson do it there crap. They never get the benefit of players not being on the same wavelength. Just saying.