Nottingham Forest Rumours Archive July 10 2012

 

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10 Jul 2012 21:40:15
Official statement confirming the take over just read out on talk sport. It states there will be an official kit launch abs press conference with a view for fans to meet the new owners.

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YES ITS^ABOUT TIME PREM WATCH OUT

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Now it's confirmed, what's next to worry about? Now, how much is there to invest, who is the manager to be and where will be come May ?

Up and coming players with resell value please. Oh and sharpish...

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I'm a big forest fan living in leeds (booo) n typical on my night off work they announce it I'm soo looking forward to seeing them all n laughing at them I've got my fingers crossed there takeover falls through or isn't one of the richest men in the world like they keep saying I hope they get a group like the venkys

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Can someone tell me wen the tickets for Bristol city go on sale?

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Will someone new be in the Forest kit when launched at the press conference

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Will the press conference be broadcast on the radio or internet?

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10 Jul 2012 21:31:12
Just for once I would like to be first to post......it's official ad on the forest official site.
A new exciting time has arrived. {Ed034's Note - This was me by the way

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Statement on the NFFC website. Guess that makes it official.

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Don't think anybody who has posted on this site lately said it would be announced at 21.30 on the 10th of July did they? We should have got a sweepstake going!

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Could the statement from the os be put on here please? I have rubbish mobioe internet and cant read it. {Ed034's Note - If you google it, it's on various sites

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You deserve to be the one who announces it officially..... Exciting times ahead

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Aaaaaannd Rest.....

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Stand up if Kuwait Derby!

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ROCK THE CASBAH!

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I'll drink to that! Well done to all concerned. The Doughtys, SP, new owners et al... Cheers!

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Sheik rattle and roll

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Now really make us happy and tell us M Arthur is going

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Fantastic

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10 Jul 2012 20:56:53
Do we have any realistic targets in mind do we know? I kinda gather that it's rumours at the minute but would be interested to know if we have targeted anyone specific. Any ideas Ed? {Ed034's Note - I think we'll se a few come in between now and Monday

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Rafa will be given a little time to compile his wish list!!!

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Get lynchie back from huddersfield...ill drive him back to the city ground...we need hime great player bags of commitment

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Ed.Can I ask you.The comment made by Hasawi on twitter that we are landlords?
Maybe a silly question,but is there any possibility of him buying the land that the CG sits on from the Council?
IERM {Ed034's Note - No idea mate. I'm I'll and with all what is going off my heads a shed. I will come back to you o that

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I read it as they understand that forest is bigger than an individual or family and they are merely looking after the running the club. A tenancy if you like rather than owning.

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Hope you get well soon Ed.im sure our great news will have you up and jumping about in no time.
Press conference and shirt launch tomorrow?Does this mean the home shirt will have "Al Hasawi Group" sponsorship and Pye sponsorship on the away kit.
Man I wanna new shirt NOWWWW! {Ed034's Note - No. It's pye. Thanks, I appreciate it

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You just know were gonna be linked with nearly all available players now t/o is complete

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Sorry got carried away.I meant press conference and kit launch Saturday.Thats what i get for necking three tinnies in a row after that news.Lol.
IERM

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BTW, My thanks to you Ed and Mrs Ed. Without having this forum over the last few weeks, I very much doubt I would have any finger nails left! You don't have to post this. (Grinning like an Cheshire Cat!) {Ed034's Note - I will give mrs ed a kiss from you

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If it's from me, make sure it's with tongues {Ed034's Note - lol

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You can expect Guerdiola and Elokobi for a start and do not rule out Higginbotham as Stoke have signed yet another defender.

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10 Jul 2012 20:51:53
just been on radio nottingham colin fray its offical new owners press conference saturday

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10 Jul 2012 20:38:02
paul taylor on twitter a more detailed joint statement will be released time scale uncertain

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Still got a feeling that new manager with some marquee signings on the horizon

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Taylor has said a million different things about the TO this evening. He knows nothing, my goldfish knows more about the TO, and I never had one!

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10 Jul 2012 20:07:13
5 mins ago on bbc1 news after eastenders said expecting statment tonight takeover complete! Coyr red2dead

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Nothing on Sky Sports or the Offical Forest site yet.

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Just been announced on radio Nottingham that a statement is imminent

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Now also on SKY - only stating that it has been announced on Twitter mind you!

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You watch eastenders lol#sad!!

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Ha ha

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10 Jul 2012 19:57:34
First signing will be left back kieta.he left barcalona couple of days ago,to where wasn't mentioned.why not us?with the cash i presume we have,there is no need to disagree with this post.i am sooo excited

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Hes a cm not lb

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And he's gone to play in China you idiot

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All the rumours we must live to read now...ED- please delete most of them:) {Ed034's Note - Not tonight, but will have a look through tomorrow

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Any player that leaves Barcelona for China must need his head examined! Just a greed merchant!

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10 Jul 2012 19:56:06
Dont get this, a tweet from Phil McNultys twitter 10 minutes ago on bbc sport site


Getting quite a lot of what you might call "heat" from Everton fans after Kuwait's Al-Hasawi family acquire Nottingham Forest. @philmcnulty 10 minutes ago

mmmmmmmmm {Ed034's Note - Me neither. I was going to ask him why. In fact I'm going to

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It's because bill kenwright their chairman has always stated he would step aside if a wealthy consortium came in for everton, the fans are fed up at not being able to compete financially with the big boys and that no one seems to want to buy them

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Soar grapes me thinks. COYR

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10 Jul 2012 19:55:10
Twitters going bonkers, hasawi saying take over complete expect announcement shortly, good times
Krazy_krok

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Retweeted by dextor blackstock and robin chipperfield confirms it's hasawi account. Been following alhasawi a few weeks now and usually his posts are in arabic with just the odd few in english, so unless someone has hacked his account NFFC are officially his,
krazy_krok

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Think some people hit the disagree a little too soon!!

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10 Jul 2012 19:47:53
Ed we are going to need updates every minute now! Not 10-20 every minute! I know your on some second honeymoon or summat, need to get your prioritys right fella. Lol {Ed034's Note - I'm doing my best. Along with my wife I have a 23month old and a chest infection. I'll be on most of the night though

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I just misread that and thought you had had a chest infection for 23 months!

Agent 279 {Ed034's Note - lol

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Ed I've just sent the wife upstairs out road so as me and my son can leap all over the livingroom with excitement. Coyr {Ed034's Note - Haha get your forest tops on while going it

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I have sent my wife away to go out for a drink with the girls just to watch the news floating in alone ;-) COYR from Munich Germany

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10 Jul 2012 19:15:48
I am working in london and i met up with a friend(who is an agent)we got talking,and i had my moan about players leaving forest,he then bought up that lascelles is part of a swap deal cash and danny rose.

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Hope so,rose will play a bigger role for us this season

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Keep jamaal and get rose - win-win:)

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I have had a lot of posts on the twitter announcement and have had to reject a lot as most said the same thing.
Exciting times are here. Now let's get behind the new owners, manager, new signings and team.........oh most rolling in.......

Ed034

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Mist ED do come on ;) {Ed034's Note - Stupid predictive text lol I think I may be a tad busy over the next few days

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Will still be happier when its on the news !but loving the thought of us back in the prem and putting 7 passed chelsea again !! wim {Ed034's Note - Will have to settle to doing to shef weds again this season

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Or leeds

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Or DERBY !!

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10 Jul 2012 19:11:06
@FourthOfficial_: Forest fans just have some patience, the takeover is done, just a waiting game on the announcement #NFFC {Ed034's Note - Robin chipperfield has confirmed that the twitter account is genuine. Get in!!! So excited!!!

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10 Jul 2012 19:03:52
Tweeted 10m ago:

Fawaz AL Hasawi ?@Fawaz_alhasawi
I can officially announce that the acquisition of nottingham forest is complete

Time for a nice scotch and some Jazz Flute!!!

GET IN!

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Drop the pen lynch

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10 Jul 2012 19:00:36
Fawaz AL Hasawi‏@Fawaz_alhasawi

I can officially announce that the acquisition of nottingham forest is complete


also fourth official also reporting this

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10 Jul 2012 18:49:23
***AS POSTED BY OUR NEW OWNER MINUTES AGO ON TWITTER*** Fawaz Al Hasawi @ Fawaz_alhasawi
We have successfully completed the purchase club Nottingham Forest have we become landlords and formally thank my older brother Abdul Aziz Ali and Omar Hasawi except what its effor

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Robin Chipperfield ‏@sportchippers

Checking out takeover confirmed stories. The @Fawaz_alhasawi account is genuine, but no official #nffc confirmation yet. Will keep u posted!

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I wanted to be the first but never mind! Im so excited right now its untrue! I think this first season miracles wont happen but as long as the club finally gets run right then im happy and i truely believe we've got great times a head. Forest fans forget the past lets stick together and look forward to the future! Youuuu Reeeeds!

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Robin Chipperfield ‏@sportchippers

@Fawaz_alhasawi Many congratulations on your news. Are you available to come onto BBC Radio Nottingham tomorrow morning our time around 7am?

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10 Jul 2012 18:49:15
@Fawaz_alhasawi: I can officially announce that the acquisition of nottingham forest is complete

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10 Jul 2012 18:45:24
Hi I work for an engineering company based in Norfolk and we received a tender for a high level add-on to the City Ground.Got me thinking...mmmm i wonder Heli deck?

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Possibly giant screen? Would your company carry out that sort of work, maybe not install but erect etc?

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No just steel fabrication.Were sub contracted to Mk and Brighton Stadia (Buckinghams)

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10 Jul 2012 16:15:21
The rumour of a press conference that isn't just going to confirm the takeover is gaining speed. When that'll be we don't know.

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Hope they hurry up. My mate was passing the CG and got asked to put some kit on for the team photo, just to make the numbers up.

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Thanks for that least we all no whats happening now

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If new owners are coming in do they understand that you just cannot spend money and expect a team to gel with 6 weeks to go to the start of season

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What kind of a rumour is this?, what does it actually tell us? {Ed034's Note - It's a rumour telling us that it won't just be a press conference about the t/o

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Dont worry folks we'll be able to buy all the out of contract players back when we're loaded,just trying to lighten the mood at this nervous time KTF COYR

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What else is going to be revealed ?

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Makes a change it's the first time in years we can talk about the big names. I hope mcgoldrick gets sold now he was a complete waste of money

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10 Jul 2012 15:15:10
"INSIDE KNOWLEDGE FROM A TOP SOURCE"

Forest shopping list :-

George Elokobi
Collins John
Richardo Fuller
Adlene Guedioura
Luciano Becchio

and the surprise one Owen Hargreaves who will meet and Train with Forest on Tour to the USA!

All expected to sign by the start of the season!

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Watching it now not seen a single thing? Also Lynch aint that good anyway. We will buy better just have faith all the pieces are falling together behind the scenes.

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So you say our top targets are 3 strikers to add to our current 6
Two central midfielders to add to our current 5
And a left back
We need central defenders & wingers !

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Unfortunately i dont think this will be true as we are over run with attacking options. We are severly lacking options in defence so i image the majority of our "shopping list" will be defensive players.

RedRich

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Escuse me the last I heard of Owen Hargreaves was that he was retiring from the game due to injuries. I just wish NFFC would come out of this 'cloud' of secrecy and give it to us straight exactly what is happening.

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Guedioura we will have not really bothered about the others cant see Becchio leaving Leeds the top 3 aint good enough

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Owen hargreaves ? better off with jimmy greaves

mark d

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Not much on the defender side then?? sounds about right?

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Does your "top source" not mention any defenders? If we lose Lynch and Laschelles as well as Chambers, we're going to end up with Dex playing centre back.

It might not be as glamourous as making up rumours of which attacking players we're going to sign but I'd be more inclined to believe these little nuggets of "FACT" if somebody started naming defenders. Johnathon Woodgate for example wasn't mentioned once - now that would've been a bit more convincing. Come on people, surely you can show a bit more imagination than just naming Elokobi and Guedioura in every post.

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Collins John, scored 36 goals in 189 appearances. Sounds like our kind of striker, sign him up!

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Owen Hargreaves! come off it

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I seriously hope they are not considering Fuller, Hargreaves and John all past it, we need the likes of Rhodes etc, young up and coming talent....not has been`s

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You might as well have put Messi, as he is as likely to come to Forest as Becchio.
Becchio is highly regarded by Warnock and has a long contract - dream on. {Ed034's Note - Are you really comparing becchio to messi??? There's no reason, if forest make a good enough offer, that becchio wouldn't come to us. I'm
Not saying it is happening, but it could

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Nicky Shorey rejoined Reading on a free.

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How can you say we dont need strikers yes we may have 6 look at their scoring record except blackstock {Ed034's Note - I think it was meant as our priority is defenders and wingers. I can see one good striker coming in, working with blackstock and miller. Then one of findley, mcgoldrick or Derbyshire as back up to the three

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The only truth here is Elokobi and Guediola.

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10 Jul 2012 15:06:47
Another one bites the dust!

BYE BYE Joel. Lynch off to Huddersfield (having Medical now)

Sky Sports if you dont believe.

Come on please get this sorted so we can move forwards.

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At least He's not going to the SHEEP

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How can you Disagree when i have said it is on sky sports.

Fool

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Another one leaves for zilch. this policy of letting players contracts just run out is absolutely stupid. lynchy was one of our much improving players aswell. crazy. {Ed034's Note - Agreed but with the new owners, there surely has to be a new regime. SC stated last season it's crazy and it is something he wants to change

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He really stepped up last season and could have seen him being more involved this season but it's not to be. We should thank him for his contributions

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Listen People, let's not panic. There is NO WAY the new owners are not being kept informed about our players leaving. You don't make a huge investment like they are without being updated on a regular basis, it's common sense. If Lynch was in their plans.... he would be crazy to go to Hudesfield at this stage. And before anyone starts bleating on about nothing can be done until the TO happens....... Grow up, this is the real world. MA or someone would have an 'off the record chat' with the lad, if the new owners really wanted him to stay. I'm sure they (or their team of advisors) have a list of players in mind! No one would make this type of investment and not have any clue of the type and quality of players you need to achieve a return for your investment! And they have been involved in the game before.

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Well said. It seems difficult for us fans of a ever dwindling squad to not panic and remember what happened over the water, bless them. Keep calm and show support for what looks like we all will need to be strapped in for a fast moving ride. GF COYR {Ed034's Note - Nice post

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10 Jul 2012 13:59:42
Something happening deffo happening at the city ground today, the City ground cleaners were cleaning all night (Source: I have a releative who is a cleaner) for a very special visit today, strange rumour I know but it's the truth, so I would expect news soon.

PS The players and current management are completely in the dark as well.

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The above is my favourite ever post....FACT! it's all over Twitter we are being taken over by Vileda, with funding coming from a certain Mr Sheen

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Perhaps they heard we needed a sweeper. Any way, I've been at City Ground today and it was business as usual. Nothing special at all. i wish there had been.

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Someone better tell Fawaz to bring his boots and hope he can play in the back 4

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10 Jul 2012 08:34:11
Jamaal Lascelles could be moving to North London?

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But he also "could not" be

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We need him to replace Chambers. Talking of which, did anybody read his first post move statement? He said 'I am looking forward to playing against Forest at Portman Road'. I wonder if he is also looking forward to playing against us at the City Ground??

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Hostile reception could be an understatement

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I don't believe he deserves a hostile reception though. read kenny burns and gary birtles' articles for the evening post and you'll see why.

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He stated Portman Road as the 1st meeting between the 2 teams is there.
Can't moan at Chambers, if he was offered a new contract by us he would've accepted.

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The guy was out of contract with no new offer on the table. What the hell did you expect him to do?? Some fans really are as thick as 2 short planks!

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I dont think there was any doubt he would have jumped at the chance of a new contract with Forest. But given what Ipswich were offering him wages wise it would have itself become a case of 'whoever offered the most money' I think his signature would have been based on money rather than his stated love for Forest.

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I agree that chambo doesn't deserve a hostile reception, buy lynch has been inthe same situation as Luke for all this time but he's still waiting for an offer from us..

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Tottenham are hoping to tie up another piece of business in the coming weeks after making an offer for Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles.



The England Under-19 centre-back is viewed as one of the best young prospects in the Championship and has been watched by numerous Premier League sides since breaking into the Forest first-team.

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Joel lynch having medial at huddersfield town according to sky sports sources

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When did lascelles break into the forest first team ?

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10 Jul 2012 07:49:53
@Fahad_Alibrahim: 13th July will be a great day for all nffc fans ..remember the big Friday .. updates r coming very soon #nffc

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When does the team fly out to the US ?

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Friday the 13th??

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Kuwait journo's flying into uk on thursday (12th) morning ready for press conferance yes on friday the 13th...

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Would it not be wise to send a squad of players that may actually get a game at the start of the season, if the rumours about an influx of signings! Makes the US tour a bit pointless in that case, maybe a bit of a negative, but just a thought ed? GF COYR

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Why do a lot of Forest fans take the endless tweeting's of a Kuwaiti unknown with a few hundred followers as gospel of when the takeover will take place?
Frankly its madness and desperation and we should all ignore all of these postings!
It's probably some kid trying to make himself look important.
I'm confident the takeover is going through and the first we will all know about it is when it's announced on the OS and not before.
Suggest all NFFC fans relax and let is happen in due course.
COYR!

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Squad fly out on 19th to the states

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When will the new home kit come out? Will they do the usual press conference and the Hasawi brothers each holding the new shirt with their names on or something? {Ed034's Note - The final design is being left to the new owners. It will be realised when we have new players in, so fans can put names and numbers on the back

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Squad? I'd heard we'd hired a Cessna to fly them over. We're a bit thin on the ground.

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Not as thin on the ground as Portsmouth where they've only got 8 players and half of them are due to leave this week. they're training in a telephone box.

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10 Jul 2012 07:17:32
Kuwaiti Sports Journalist on Twitter now saying Friday will be the day for takeover. Will this ever actually happen ?

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Then Monday, followed by maybe Tuesday, hopefully Weds, could be Thursday, we dont do Fridays!

Just wish they would get a move on!

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