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23 Nov 2017 00:11:33
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22 Nov 2017 16:21:41
There have been coments on here about Smith not being big enough ,he may not be the tallest lad and there is nothing he can do about that but it looks to me he is doing lots of gym work and it looks like it is making him a real imposing figure in between the sticks and adding to his bulk which can only be good for commanding his box , hope we don,t sign somebody,s reserve keeper and push the lad out ,l think he,ll only improve the more he plays especially behind a settled back four.

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22 Nov 2017 16:36:30
Definitely getting more confident carlo,liked the way he came for crosses last night.

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22 Nov 2017 16:41:55

Guilty as charged. I thought Jordan was not bigg enough.

And am really happy to be so.

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22 Nov 2017 16:47:06
over the 18 games played seen a massive improvemnent in the young man. his kicking is 1000x better than it was at the start of the season.

Still needs to improve his composure and decision making.

would help if the manager would give up the hope of playing out from the back in dangerous situations.

1 conceded in the last 3, he's good enough for me!

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22 Nov 2017 20:34:15
I thought our Jordan was f faultless last night. I've never really understood this lack of height criticism really. Unless you're a giant like big Norman Crossley,Dave Beasant or even going back as far as "Fatty" Lawrence at Liverpool,you can compensate for lack of height in other ways.Our great Peter Shilton was only 6ft but was an incredible athlete and had wall to wall muscles.I have a memory of him being on Blue Peter years ago and doing a training session with Peter Purves and or John Noakes and afterwards remarkably being filmed (waist up pre watershed!)In the showers.Physique like a professional body builder! You wouldn't want to run into him and few did take him on on crosses. Also I can remember his incredible flexibility.In the days when on football duty as a copper you could sit and watch the match from the running track you always thought a high cross would be well out of Shilts reach but he could somehow extend his arms and take the cross at its highest point. Can't ever remember him dropping it or being beaten in the air unless it by the cheating hand of god Maradonna!Likewise think of 5 ft 8 Les Green at Derby? I think Jordan is superb already and will only improve,great credit to the lad!

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22 Nov 2017 23:10:29
If you have patience with the youngsters it will pay off,they will still make mistakes,but that's how you learn,Smith and worrall are the future along with Brereton and walker.
Brereton has had a dip in form that's all,the ability remains and you have to remember he burst on the scene and got into the England team and did us proud along with worrrall.
He hasn't had a close season break as such,this wi be a learning season for him and he'll come through it a better player.
Just keep the faith with him and look what the boys out on loan are doing,getting valuable experience by playing week in and out and I have great hopes for appiah very talented lad.
Future is very bright.

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22 Nov 2017 15:56:45
Worral a little unlucky not to get MOM because it was his best game in a Forest shirt but he can be consoled that it went to General Vaughan. What a player he is. Would have loved him him here in his mid twenties, he makes us tick even in his mid thirties. And welcome back from the cold to Caryol who was excellent. Why as he been ignored for so long, he is a game changer. COYR.

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22 Nov 2017 20:39:37
I've always said Carayol should always play or at least be on the bench as an impact player if fit.Pace is a great counter attacking asset,makes defenders defend deeper and gives us more space to play in

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22 Nov 2017 12:54:40
Worralls last ditch tackle last night was absolutely outstanding, on top of a fantastic game winning everything on the front foot and most in the air.

Star of the future if he plays like that week in week out.

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22 Nov 2017 11:16:36
Great result last night, didn't care for the Norwich gaffers post match comments, recons they controlled the game and kept the crowd quiet, and the goal came off Murphys chin, sounds like sour grapes and someone hanging onto his job.

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22 Nov 2017 13:21:22
I did not think Norwich were that good other than keeping their shape and closing our midfield down.There defence seemed nervous when pressed and we kept them quiet up front?

Did we show them too much respect or could we have gone at them more
from the get go by playing someone closer to Murphy?

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22 Nov 2017 14:24:52
Not trying to be clever Redinexile but who would you drop from the starting 11 to play 2 up front?

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22 Nov 2017 14:53:56
Thought the Norwich RB, Ivo Pinto was outstanding

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22 Nov 2017 15:04:29
You meen😀😀

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22 Nov 2017 18:31:36

I think it was team shape rather than selection. We had too big a gap between Murphy and midfield. Late in the second half our midfielders took it in turns to chase down their defenders with Murphy, which immediately pushed their full backs towards goal. This balanced the numbers up in midfield and enabled our back four to step up, win and bring out the ball higher up the park.

If we do not address this by getting more bodies in their box more often and just play how we did for most of the Norwich game then I think Cardiff will pick us off?

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22 Nov 2017 08:15:34
Great win last night, against a very good strong Norwich side. It required a team effort and that is what it got, 14 players all played their part in a well earned win.
David Vaughan won the man of the match award and he was outstanding. But the win tonight was all about the team playing as a unit. We sit 7th in the League, handily places to push on.
Our next game will be our biggest game of the season. Win it and in all likelihood we will be in the top 6, we will by right be mixing with the big boys again. A win on Sunday and we can rightly believe we deserve a play off position.
It will not be easy, against an in form Cardiff side, but we should go into the game confident we can get a result. Unfortunately we are up against a side managed by Mr Neil Warnock. Neil is a good manager and I am not surprised to see his Cardiff side riding high near the top of the Championship. Neil is a winner, his record at getting sides promoted is second to none. It is not always pretty, which is why I am glad he didn’t come to manage Forest. His Cardiff team will be our stiffest test yet. They won’t play pretty football, but I would not be surprised if come Sunday afternoon Forest don’t end up on the wrong end of a controversial 1:0 defeat. A disputed penalty, maybe the odd sending will not be pretty and it will not be entertaining but Warnock will grin in the way only he can, knowing it is three more points and he will not care at all how his side got them. Cardiff will remain near the top of the League, because that is what Warnock sides do and Forest will slip back into the pack.
It sounds awful, it will be, it sounds inevitable, it doesn’t have to be This next sentence is vital, if you have read nothing else read this next sentence. We the Forest crowd can foil Neil Warnock's Number 1 tactic for the game on Sunday.
I guarantee with 100% certainty that at the top of Mr Warnock’s list of tactics for Sunday’s game will be GET THE FOREST CROWD ON THE FOREST PLAYERS BACKS.
Cardiff will slow the game down. The Cardiff players will dive; the Cardiff players will feign injury, they will intimidate the referee and other officials and Warnock will listen for that tell tale sign that his number one tactic is working. Have we silenced the crowd are they moaning and grumbling?

Start the campaign now. Don’t allow Warnock to use us the Forest fans as his 12th player.
Sunday is vital, don’t let Warnock use us and we can win. Our preparation as fans starts now. We are and we always will be vital to any success. The game tonight proved that the team are good enough and ready to challenge. The game on Sunday will show if we the fans are ready.
Sing your heart out for the lads, even if Warnock makes sure we have very little to sing about.

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22 Nov 2017 08:49:30

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22 Nov 2017 10:00:03
Is this the same Neil Warnock I watched that managed a Leeds team that got thrashed 7-2 at home?

Warnock's tactics will not win provided we get bodies in their box and commit their defenders!

A re-run of last nights team set up an we will lose by a couple of goals?

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22 Nov 2017 10:10:04
So Wishy is glad Warnock never managed us ,when I look back to the dross we have had I just can,t share his veiw .
The thing with Neil is when he is manager he IS manager not some yes man .
If he,d have ever took the job he,d have made us successful and if not given backing would have walked ,never a dull moment with him and players play for him and respect him which hasn,t all ways been the case at the CG .


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22 Nov 2017 10:31:17
No BSERED Warnock will try to turn the Forest crowd against the Forest players, so he will try and get them ON the players backs.


I go to watch football to see entertainment not just to win at all cost. Neil Warnock is a very good manager, but he will not give a toss about the quality of entertainment on show. A slow boring disjointed game will suit him fine.

I stick by my comment and respectfully disagree. Last night was a very good team performance and all 14 players did there bit. I even think bringing Carayol on when the defenders are tirering makes him more effective than starting him.
Having said that if Traore is fit he will return at left back and Mark will drop Lichaj.

Only joking! Lichaj will revert to right back.

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22 Nov 2017 10:56:42
It was a win last night certainly but great??? The only thing I saw was average 2 teams playing out a game of risk less chess until finally the maverick Carayol came on and did something that wasn't in the game plan manual. The fist half was like watching paint dry. The real positive was that we didn't concede and the defence overall were excellent after the first usual 10 minutes of nervousness. But please don't try and convince yourselves that it was great it was just average with one piece of brilliance.

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22 Nov 2017 11:20:13
We weren’t at the same game mate.

I saw two very talented sides fight out a competitive game.

Jordan Smith made a magnificent save to keep us 1:0 up. Their keeper made a brilliant save to deny Kieran Dowell, who got onto the end of a great move.

Norwich will be top six. We more than matched them and were the better side.

I think what Vaughan gives us in terms of industry, skill and grit is slightly tempered by him slowing play down and does have an adverse effect on our playing style. When Vaughan plays everyone seems to look to him for an out ball. Even when at times other options are on. This can slow down our progress up the pitch at times, but last night it was perfect. It was great as a Forest Fan to see a frustrated Wes Hoolahan being substituted. For me that was a ‘job done’ moment

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22 Nov 2017 13:07:38
Agree with syred and Redinexile. Great win but not convincing and first half was woeful. Both teams (especially Norwich) knocked it about well but neither had much cutting edge. We were vastly inferior and overrun in the midfield. Defending was a big plus. Worrall's best game to date in my opinion. Darikwa worries me greatly. He can't play fullback.

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22 Nov 2017 20:46:36
Great analysis Wishey.Any Warnock team is going to be aggressive,niggly and physical.I'd have Wardy out wide to add a bit of spice especially if Bridcutt is suspended (by my calculations he got his 5th booking l last night). Also we need to wrap Big Murph in cotton wool and get him fresh for Sunday to add some physical prescience up top.

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22 Nov 2017 00:09:40
Good win tonight 3 points in the bag I'm happy with that but still a little puzzled with MWs comments after the game
He defended why he left Murphy out at the weekend we all know that our 34 yr old forward would probably been jaded after the international and we probably all expected he he wouldn't be playing at Birmingham.
He then went on to mention that Ward and Vellios to name 2 wearnt on the bench tonight
We are stronger up front with Murphy but is he saying that he would sacrifice a good result and not play Vellios at any cost when he would be the logical replacement for Murphy?

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22 Nov 2017 06:43:26
Read the interview he was merely praising the strength in depth of the squad. Another clean sheet suggests defensively hd is making big strides. This was a good result tonight. A big boost for the players being within touching distance of the playoff places. Well done one and all.

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22 Nov 2017 10:05:17
Poor bloke probably feels he has to explain every decision he makes because he gets a slating for everything he does.

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21 Nov 2017 22:04:10
3 hard earned points , Worrall magnificent tonight, Smith didn't have to make a save.
Looking forward to my kebab and wash it down with a bottle of red.

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21 Nov 2017 22:18:09
Hope your kebabs not cold and your wines not been corked 👍 whatever the result it’s so much more enjoyable when we keep positive-I wish some more fans would try it- have a good un ff79 🍷

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21 Nov 2017 23:44:51
There's not anything to be negative about 2 tone great owner great manager a team that next season with a few good extra players will be a top 6 side also if we can stay in too ten come January good players are going to want to come and play for us which we haven't had for a good few years onwards and upwards happy days

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21 Nov 2017 23:52:02

I don’t know what game you saw, but Smith made a magnificent save from an Olivera thunderbolt that was going in the bottom corner.

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22 Nov 2017 00:08:21
Yep I'll give you that got his finger tips to it,been a long day mate,but not troubled other than that and came out and caught the corners,something he's been accused of not doing,gist of it was we defended well.

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22 Nov 2017 00:51:07
A welcome 3 points and goal from Murphy but just papering over the tactical cracks in the team set up.

Playing one up front at home with our lack of pace only invites the opposition to flood the midfield with 2 full backs and a striker.

Hence a very tight game against a team who were rarely put under any real pressure until Carayol came on?

Pointless ticataca playing by numbers (but outnumbered 7-5 in the middle of the park) instead of getting our players running beyond our frontman!

We really do need some pace and creativity signed in Jan?

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22 Nov 2017 08:53:31
Steady Redinexile or you'll be criticised as being a moaner! I thought McKay showed his pace and trickery well, and it was good tactics to throw Carayol at them when MW decided to do so - it won us the game!

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22 Nov 2017 09:01:30
Ha ha, there's the negative counter balance:)

Well done Forest, great result, more recent seasons would have seen us lose this one. Hopefully we can keep this home form going on Sunday.

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22 Nov 2017 12:05:09
In the interest of "positive balance" and to avoid being accused of joining the Formoaner Camp I was delighted with the clean sheet and even enjoyed Mills little cameo performance ( but don't tell FF79!).

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22 Nov 2017 14:11:52
It's ok red I'm playing nicely.

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21 Nov 2017 21:40:27
Yet another win, Two out of Three clean sheets.

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21 Nov 2017 21:50:20
Result, 7th tonight.👍

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21 Nov 2017 22:12:49
A good win tonight against a good side, Carayol changed the result, I thought we were going to see a draw.
Happy days, roll on Sunday

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21 Nov 2017 21:22:32
Murphy and Carayol combine for Murphy to score. COYR.

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21 Nov 2017 20:55:42
Darikwa subed due to injury, Mills took over.

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21 Nov 2017 22:22:27
Injured and rubbish

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