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15 Dec 2017 16:25:08
Just read the article about eight year old Ben Pritchard the young boy from Bristol who lost his fight against cancer. A City fan but while receiving treatment in Nottingham was invited to the ND Academy and City Ground along with his family which showed a lot of class from Forest. It also states that Danny Fox and Chris Cohen went out of their way to make this young boy feel so special. TOTAL respect to the pair of you, well done lads, so sad, but so proud of both of you although I was not surprised when I read which two players it was.

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15 Dec 2017 22:17:02
Well said Retford! Echo your comments entirely.Deepest condolences to the family,my thoughts are with them particularly at this time of year.

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15 Dec 2017 22:47:54
Here here.

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15 Dec 2017 10:26:56
Ed

Thank fornication for that;)

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15 Dec 2017 12:13:05
Can't beat a bit of drunken fornication on a Saturday night.

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15 Dec 2017 09:32:02
For all those going to Bristol, if Forest start to hammer them there's a chant which really winds them up: "You're Welsh, You're Welsh, You know you are!"

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15 Dec 2017 12:08:27
Wouldn't surprise me if they get arrested for that. The Bristol fans might decide to get offended by it. Like the Brighton fans decided to get offended by the 'town full of queers', 'we can see you holding hands' and 'does your boyfriend know you're here' chants.

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15 Dec 2017 22:53:04
Why does everyone have to pick at old Scabs?

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15 Dec 2017 01:10:28
{Ed001's Note - nothing else came through mate. }

5.) 14 Dec 2017 00:48:33
What Ed, did it get snowed in? Never mind
I looked at Redinexile and StokeyRed profiles, saw both must be from my era judging by their favourite players, mine at that time would have been Henry Newton
Another joke (for the Eds, come on lads its Christmas, smile) -
I was playing Football Manager on my PC when I was offered the Scotland job. I knew it was a poor squad with no future, so I declined the offer. I then put the telephone down and returned to Football Manager.
BTW, is there not a limit to the numbers of use of the word 'fornicator'? Wisheyeddove must have used up a years worth but his comments were pretty good actually
Merry Christmas all and steady on the sherry!

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{Ed001's Note - we did look at putting a limit on the use of the word fornicator, but Wishey keeps smashing it before we can get it in place.}

15 Dec 2017 22:26:29
I'm 61 this month Trevor! Saw my first Forest match when I was 9 and remember that great team of 1967 grumitt hindley Winfield,Hennessey,McKinley,Newton Lyons Barnwell,Storey Moore,Baker,wignall . We d have done the double that year but Labone nobbled Joe Baker when we beat Everton 3 _2 fa cup 6th round. I was in the Trent End with my dad and I swear to God when Moore scored the 3rd I jumped up and my feet didn't reach the ground for about 5 minutes because the crowd was so tightly packed! Have a great Christmas Trevor!

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15 Dec 2017 23:52:34
I had a better view of that great game from standing on the floodlight pylon at the Bridgford Road End!

Trev, I got a similar call from some twat called Ford from the Welsh FA for the manager's job. I had to explain to him why a Forest fan would never want a job herding Ovis aries fornicators even if the do play in red?

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14 Dec 2017 21:15:05
Hobbs has had a bad reaction to his back injury, time he called it a day, unless he is waiting until his contract runs out before calling time on his career.

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14 Dec 2017 21:53:51
Would you give up 20 grand a week?
He'll keep taking the dough don't worry about that.
He and fryatt have bled the club dry.
At least now we have a director of football to make sure we don't sign sick notes.

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15 Dec 2017 05:18:32
FF79

He might try and carry on for another season or two with another club?

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15 Dec 2017 11:17:44
Hobbs came to us on loan from Hull in 2013 with a bit of a sicknote reputation. He played 25 games on loan before Mad Billy signed him on a juicy contract in Jan 2014. He played two more games that season after putting pen to paper before going on the club ( sick)

Since that 2013/2014 season I think he has played less than 50 league games for us .

His contract is up in June but I think he may well get paid off in January. I would be staggered if he was offered any kind of a contract at all with his history

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15 Dec 2017 17:31:23
As I recall creepy we were all made for signing Hobbs and when the transfer looked in doubt most fans were up in arms blaming Fawaz for playing games and scuppering the transfer.

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15 Dec 2017 19:09:19
2star

It is odd, when Forest fans see a talented player they are willing to turn a blind eye to their being injury prone, and just want to think about the positives their talent will bring to the team.

Yet when we lose a game they seem to only think two things, either relegation, or sacking the manager.

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14 Dec 2017 19:29:03
Still no news onEL ,perhaps if he was 34 he,d get a 3 year deal instead of the 1year he,s been offered,l smell a rat !
CARLO

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14 Dec 2017 21:32:34
Carlo,

Stop jumping at shadows. Eric is in the last year of his contract and from Jan he is free to speak to other clubs.

His next contract is going to be his last at this level. He has been offered a deal by Forest but naturally he will want to consider his other options before committing to us?

What would you do in his position?

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14 Dec 2017 23:01:31
Well Carlo you could start a demo in the car park
Save our Eric? And where's me left back?😂😂😂

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15 Dec 2017 07:19:52
Ordinary championship full back, we don't need to overpay this type of player , stick to your pay structure Forest the back room team are doing a fantastic job

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15 Dec 2017 10:12:23
Voted player of the year last season,somebody must like him , I suppose TD will get the No.2 one way or other I bet he not overpaid.
CARLO

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15 Dec 2017 16:38:24
Skegby i agree. I like eric and his passion but he is ajust a decent player at this level

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14 Dec 2017 17:34:46
Well there's a surprise! Welsh FA to take no action over Chief Exec Jonathon Ford comment that next Welsh manager will definitely not be English! How is that not racist? Just transpose "black""Jewish" or "Pakistani"? Guess we English don't count!

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14 Dec 2017 18:20:11
StokeyRed

You in my opinion are over reacting.

Football is about rivalries, why would Wales want a English manager?

Also in the past i have seen on the news some English people living in Wales having had their homes set on fire, so they hate English people with a passion, why then would the Welsh FA want a English manager.

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14 Dec 2017 19:15:35
Stokey, Stokey, Stokey please don't get dragged into a false 'race' argument. English is not a race it's a nationality. The Welsh FA are not being racist, they're being prejudice. Good on them because in no way in heaven and hell would I accept a Welshy for the England job. Good healthy rivalry and banter, long may it continue. Still want the the Taffy's part of the union, mind. Boyo.😀

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14 Dec 2017 20:27:52
Yep, so glad they are not in world cup, haven't forgot some of their team being video jumping for joy when we lost to iceland

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14 Dec 2017 21:37:23
Wales need the best manager they can attract so the guy is a muppet for ruling out English managers that are at least 40% of the options?

Maybe they should appoint Mike England as manager and keep everybody happy?

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14 Dec 2017 21:59:56
That'll put Giggs out of the equation then?
Even though he was a great servant to them,can't give it an Englishman?
Be ironic if they do a point him

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14 Dec 2017 22:23:23
Scouseduckred, Ford is clearly in breach of the provisions of the Race Relations Act 1976 as amended by the Equality Act 2010 relating to discrimination against a person on the grounds of race,colour,nationality,ethnicity and ethnic origins relating to many fields including opportunity of employment. As far as England employing a non Englishman as a manager I wouldn't care if he or she was a purple spotted 6 armed 3 headed alien from the planet Zog as long as we won the World Cup!

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14 Dec 2017 23:04:57
Incidentally,a solicitor mate of mine thinks any unsuccessful English applicant for the job would have a good case in civil law for damages under the legislation in view of the comments of Ford even prior to interview.At the very least Ford has shown himself a Mickey mouse leader of a third rate chicken s##t organization and damaged their credibility and reputation.

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14 Dec 2017 23:31:22
Stokey it's Christmas let it go .
Racism is a terrible thing,this isn't racism otherwise Giggs and lots of others wouldn't have played for them,as there as Welsh as me,pure English.
Look at one of your posts on the other post sites and it's clear you don't like the Welsh.
That's up to you,but what would you call that?
It's an opioion from my point of view with no malice attached.
We live in a world of political correctness,but as long as there is no malice intended,then you should take some comments as tongue in cheek and not look too deeply to find offence,Just saying.

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{Ed007's Note - This whole thread is bizarre! Hasn't guys like Harry Redknapp and Wenger said England managers should be English before? If players need to be eligible to play for a country why isn't it the same for managers?}

15 Dec 2017 00:22:34
To me edd it's great Britain never understood why we are one country and yet have different football teams.
Olympics it's great Britain and wether your Scots eng Welsh or ni if your successful.you get a knighthood.
Don't see any refusals?
We are better united as a country but football is different as there is a devide from town to town,never mind border to border.

If the country became devided,be a sad day.
Can't stand international football any more anyway,the breaks spoil my Saturdays.

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{Ed007's Note - International football's garbage, I lost all respect for it back in '94 when Diana Ross miskicked her penalty at the opening ceremony of the World Cup and the goal still blew up like she had scored. How can you take it seriously after that?
Anyone that accepts a knighthood's worth the watching...... But that's not really for on here ;)

15 Dec 2017 08:52:43
Grey, the race relations laws are all about combating hatred and bigotry which have no place in a civilised society and certainly no place in football. Also thank goodness English owned homes in Wales are no longer routinely set on fire.

If you burn property it's a small step to start burning people, that type of criminality marked the rise of National Socialism in post Weimer Germany which ended in the Holocaust! If you think I'm over reacting consider the storm that would erupt if a Home Secretary said "we definitely won't have a black, Asian or Jewish person as the next Metropolitan Police Commissioner"!

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15 Dec 2017 09:29:19
Ryan Giggs ticks all the right boxes for getting the Welsh job for getting on with the Wales FA:

1. Commitment - Only played for Wales when Fergie let him out.

2. Loyalty - Cultivates a happy family/team environment, then shafts those closest.

3. Management - 4 matches wearing a nice suit and sitting quietly on the bench. A PR dream!

4. Football Experience - 963 matches having his bottom wiped and every need taken care of by others to get him on the pitch.Just the empathy he needs for dealing with the majority of the Welsh squad.

5. Personality - Has anyone ever heard him say anything meaningful?

This appointment should get them off any breach of race relations law, but might fall foul of the Sale of Goods Act?

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15 Dec 2017 10:14:28
StokeyRed

I would suggest your heart is in the right place, but No Law can change people's mind set.

If you have a belief, be it from your own choosing, or it being drummed into you, no law will change your mind set.

You can hate without it being racial.

History has got the English as a nation of warmongers which other nations, and countries have never forgiven.

Criminal activity is unacceptable, but but i do not believe what was said was a criminal act, otherwise most if not all of us would be jailed for something, or other.

In my opinion Sports and Politics should rarely come together, i would have thought you would be more bothered by the hooligans that are thought to be waiting in Russia.

You are mixing entertainment, which should be FUN with politics which is Serious.

A Home Secretary coming out with what you said would be wrong, but let's face it, it would be very unlikely to happen as with the country having so many different nations, and races evry political party are try to stop that sort of wrong doing by positive selection of others not from England.

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15 Dec 2017 10:15:06
Stokey, it's discrimination then not racism. My point exactly, if you throw the race card about Willy Billy, it loses it's impact. Regarding the police job, the black and Asian candidate would have grounds but the Jewish one only discrimination on the grounds of religious belief. It's a minefield, if he'd said best person for the job, he wouldn't have discounted women either! On no Ed, what have we done? I need a pint. Ps I work in Halewood, still a long way to go before they join the 21st century.😉

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15 Dec 2017 22:46:50
Ok ok enough already! Rant over,sorry if I stirred up a hornets (or should it be dragon's) nest ed! Let's get back to the small matter of our beloved Reds playing the in form 3rd placed Bristol City tomorrow! Just as a closing remark,I lived in Wales for 3 years and met both my wives there and found that 99 per cent of the people were thoroughly decent,hard working,kind and great to be with,one per cent d###heads which is about the same percentage as every other place I've visited or lived in including Nottingham. I have no antipathy towards the Welsh or any other racial or ethnic group and met many Welsh friends. In fact I'm off to Abrearon on Monday for a weeks pre Christmas holiday (seriously) where obviously I will be incognito! As for Ryan Giggs I have no opinion of him whatsoever and as for Russian football hooligans I strongly urge my compatriots to be careful and ideally watch the World Cup from the safety of your living rooms as the Russian hard-core are numerous and organized on para military lines such that they make even Millwall look like fussy cats!

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15 Dec 2017 23:07:27
We are all citizens of the world and our DNA ancestry can be traced back to the early civilizations so what on earth are you all arguing about?

The world would be a better place if everyone claimed Jerusalem as their capital and insisted their country of citizenship opened an embassy there!

At least that way no-one should be offended as a citizen of the world melting pot?

Blue Mink were spot on in 1969!

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14 Dec 2017 17:02:23
Agree that McGinn looks class. Good engine, picks a pass and really gets stuck in.
I don't think many of us had heard of him before Warb said we were interested but as he obviously rates him, why not go the extra mile to snap him up. Instead of spending so much on a right back we didn't really need.
Just a thought but perhaps Hibs might want Cummings back as part of the deal

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14 Dec 2017 09:17:11
An away win at Bristol would be great, but I fear our up and down ride is about to continue. They are a very different side to last year.

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14 Dec 2017 09:43:48
Bsered

You can look at it two ways.

We could always shock them as we did against Sheffield United, and as we did Holloway when we beat Qpr.


If we get beat then look at where they are in the league, so it is not so bad.

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14 Dec 2017 11:50:14
We will need to score 3 goals to get anything out of the Bristol game as it's a given that Patto and Flint will score for them?

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14 Dec 2017 12:58:21
Redinexile

It is all about who scores first.

We need to rough up Patterson, and show no fear.

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14 Dec 2017 15:58:33
Bsered

They are a very different side, so are we.

They have home advantage, so they will be favourites.

Can we beat them? We can beat anyone in this league! Simple as!

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14 Dec 2017 21:40:51
Grey and Red

Whats scoring first got to do with the given that these 2 are bound to score against us!

We scored first last match but still needed 3 to win!

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15 Dec 2017 05:06:00
Redinexile

To assume either, let alone both will score against us is unusual.

Mostly when we score first, we win.

We scored first in our last game and won, it needed us to score three, but we won.

Tell me the last time we let the opposition score first and we managed to win, in that lies your answer as to what it has to do with it.

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15 Dec 2017 23:18:27
Grey and Red

Open your curtains and look into the clear sky.

The stars are as aligned as Pato and Flint are to score and I do not see any shooting stars landing on them at Ashton Gate

Forest need 3 to get a result is as nailed on as England losing their last 6 wickets for a 400 odd total and the Aussies scoring 550 ish to wrap up the series. My treble is no draws in the Premiership this weekend?

COYR's

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13 Dec 2017 21:53:33
Just watched Hibs v Rangers, our transfer target McGinn looked head and shoulders above any other midfielder on the pitch. He's energetic, tough, strong and can spray it accurately long and short. He's always wanting the ball and takes a clever free kick! Would be a good acquisition on that performance imo.

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13 Dec 2017 22:33:23
Think he's always been top of warbos wish list,won't come cheap though had a lot of impressive performances this season

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14 Dec 2017 07:20:04
Clough out, mcginn in it may turn out

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14 Dec 2017 09:48:34
GazzaRed

You could be right, but Dowell will not be here next season so who if Clough goes will replace either him or Dowell in your opinion.

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14 Dec 2017 11:53:42
Just watched the Leicester highlights. While we do not have a Vardy their brand of playing on the front foot and turning the defenders when pressed by the opposition is great to watch and very effective winning football.
Just hope MW gets the right players into play a similar brand of football?

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14 Dec 2017 18:25:21
We won't be able to afford or attract Mcginn. Celtic will get him as Hibs will want £5-£8 million. We have no chance whatsoever.

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14 Dec 2017 20:17:17
Pc76


Even if we got him, he would have to hit the ground running. Look at all the Scottish players are rubbish when we got McKay and Cummings, and they cost peanuts to the prices you mention.

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14 Dec 2017 21:46:16
Celtic cannot afford him at £5-8m and he only has 6 months left on his contract in any event which means circa £2m max.

It will boil down to wages and how ambitious he is to play in a proper league?

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{Ed007's Note - Ex-Celtic chairman's grandson and Celtic season ticket holder Jack McGinn's contract runs until 2019. I wouldn't be at all surprised if a deal hasn't been done already that'll make McGinn's dreams come true and take him to Celtic Park to win trophies and play in the CL. Playing for a Mark Warburton team struggling year after year in the second tier of English football isn't in his immediate plans, maybe if Derby go up this year though......

14 Dec 2017 22:32:10
Only thing I would say edd,is do you have a crystal ball as he's not been in charge one full season to say we struggle year after year under him?

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{Ed007's Note - Well every other club did and I said when he was appointed I didn't see Forest being any different. Warburton won't be Forest manager this time next year, how's that for a prediction?}

14 Dec 2017 22:58:08
Well see edd but at this moment in time we need some stability and if he fails it's going to be a big upheaval again because mcparland would have to go as well.
Understand your point of view but,you could say half the managers in the league won't be at their current clubs this time next year and you'd be right,it's just the way football is,can't all be winners.
Merry Xmas have a good one and happy New year.

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{Ed007's Note - Down in England the majority of managers seems to be about 6 games from the sack and are judged on 6 game cycles, even at some PL clubs, it's crazy. Merry Christmas to you too FF and a happy New Year when it comes.}

14 Dec 2017 23:34:34
McGinn won’t come to us, we couldn’t afford him in the summer no chance now. Time to understand where we aren’t ?

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