Nottingham Forest Rumours Archive July 24 2012

 

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24 Jul 2012 23:34:30
Evening posters.

I have just been informed that our new captain is reidy.

Good choice in my opinion and one that many fans have been asking for.

Ed034

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I'm close friends with one of the senior squad and I can back this up.

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Im Reidys postman and he told me he cant deliver first class performances if he is sent out onto the pitch as captain and wouldnt be able to put a stamp on the games. So answers on a postcard please

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Great news it had to be reidy or camp.you reds

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Great news it had to be reidy or camp.you reds

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Is reid still too fat and unfit to complete 90 minutes most weeks?

if so, he won't be captain. {Ed034's Note - No he isn't and yes he is

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24 Jul 2012 23:18:45
Danny Collins Has signed a three year deal at Nffc

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24 Jul 2012 22:40:38
Just signed Danny Collins for 500k on 3 year deal. Source is iffy but I'm going out on a limb. Just a watch that space one rather than me promising it's solid.

Rigby84 {Ed034's Note - Source is journo john Percy. I've not known him to get much wrong, so I would presume its a done deal

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This has actually come from a different journo " tweeting on his behalf ". Think I will wait until it's on the o/s. {Ed034's Note - Yes but the journo is reliable. I am not saying 100%, but I would go all in on it if playing poker

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Get in! Good player. Experienced and Very solid in the air. Picks up a few goals too.

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24 Jul 2012 23:18:07
Ed - right on with the source but I havnt seen much of him before so didn't want to be one of those guys who promises it all after seeing it on twitter, but from what I have found on him he seems to be solid gold.

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24 Jul 2012 22:15:58
we are interested in david norris and greg halford for small feez as portsmouth look to offload players
they are set to go into liwuidation on aug 10

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What about liam lawrence?

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Liam Lawrence has never liked Nottingham Forest he turned us down when he left Mansfield

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And we have got enough midfielders already

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.......and he's got a massive nose and is from Retford!! Dan T.

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Don't want them

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If we can get David Norris for a small fee then good. To the people who keep saying we have enough midfielders, This season we'll probably play close to 50 games so we need a big squad!

Cohen needs time and slowly easing back into matches, Greening A. Isn't good enough for where we want to be and B. Is getting on now and can't play every game. Pep is class and should play a lot of games, Moussi is a big hit and miss player for me, and Mcgugan is also a hit and miss player (Apologies if i've forgot anyone)

So really we need a big squad and should be looking at as many available players as possible

Rich

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Yeah, we seem to be struggling in centre midfield.

At least think the fake rumours through first man come on

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You missed the point

I never said i believed the rumour i was just saying if there's a player available who can add some more quality to our squad then snap them up, even if it's a centre mid... man

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Erik Huseklepp

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If we were to sign anyone from portsmouth it should be huseklepp

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Liam Lawrence was in forest academy before he went to Mansfield

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Should we be considering players from a club who clearly spent to much on wages? Huseklepp is a decent player and we could probably get him pretty cheap, but his wages are way above his worth (rumoured to be 30k a week). I doubt he would drop to what Forest are likely to offer (15k max I would guess)

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Why pay transfer fees if they're going into liquidation in a couple of weeks?

just wait and they'll be available for free.

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24 Jul 2012 21:28:20
Don't shoot the messenger or go crackers on the unbelievable button, but a source close to the ground has personally told me were keeping an eye on Luis Boa Morte. We're not the only Championship club interested in signing the former Fulham and Arsenal winger but we are monitoring the situation very closely. Not sure about him myself, never really rated him.

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Too Old (JD)

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Well tell us who this source is, can't stand people who try to start a rumour

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No thanks, too old for me. He would just come for a final pay day. Give me a young hungry player any day

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Were gunna be linked with alot of players, wonderin how old he is now if he still has pace and ability cud b intrestin.. but surely we need defenders now

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He's 34. Older and experienced defenders is one thing, but we can surely do better than this for attackers.

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He is 35 in august,well past his best

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I don't wish to comment any further, but i'd go as far as saying this rumour 'has legs'

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To the person who said 'I can't stand people who try to start rumours' this is a rumour site. Clue is in the web address

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He is almost 35 so not sure he could do a job we want. Haven't heard much about him recently.

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'has legs' ........pretty sure his went a few seasons ago

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24 Jul 2012 17:31:19
Middlesbrough's hopes of signing Doncaster's George Friend could be dashed by a late bid from Nottingham Forest.
Rovers manager Dean Saunders is resigned to losing the promising defender but the recently relegated side will want to secure the highest possible fee for the former Wolves man.
Rovers are hoping Forest come in with an offer that will beat the six-figure sum already tabled by Boro, sparking a bidding war for Friend as they search for funds to rebuild their squad for a season in League One.
Saunders' side has accepted the undisclosed sum from Boro but are hoping that a number of clubs express their interest to drive up the price, with Forest at the top of the list.

Bielefeld Red. {Ed034's Note - Copied from??

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Talk sport {Ed034's Note - Cheers

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Hey its a gd sighn he his a defender lol so gd news expect more sighnings this weekend

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Forgive me i always worry being linked to a player that has been just relegated from the championship... Ok he may have been a stand out player for Doncaster but i can think of far better...

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Im friends friend, and he told me he would much sooner join o"driscoll at forest. Apparently friends friendly with o"driscoll aswell. :)

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Trying to read the new format on a phone is impossible Ed, so I'll stick my penneth worth in with the rest {Ed034's Note - I will bring it up tomorrow, that is all I can do I'm afraid

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Stand out players at Doncaster.... They didn't have any, and defensively they certainly didn't.

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Think he meant stand out player when they had o'driscoll in charge ?
an they used to pass us of the park !

pinxton

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Such ignorance.....player in a relegated team means nothing, what can 1 man do. SOD bought friend to Doncaster and rates him. Good enough for me.

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If Friend arrives Forest will bid for Ajax defender Seb Foe to create a new central defensive partnership to repel and halt all opposition strikers!

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24 Jul 2012 14:52:23
Seems that the Danny Collins talk is true and he is a solid experienced centre half. SOD looking to play him alongside, Elokobi, Freeman and Lascelles/ A.N.Other.

More defenders to come....Friend has not signed for Middlesboro and SOD is still interested in Fitz Hall and McManus.

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Fitz hall has all ready signed for watford!!

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What about Maloney?

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Sounds like what we need to hear.

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Elokobi not coming according to Paul Taylor, wants to try for 1st team at Wolves.

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Hall HAS NOT signed for Watford...they have today signed an Italian defender on loan for season....Hall talks ongoing but NOT a done deal.

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Taylor is always wrong.....Elokobi will be announced with Danny Collins.

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Still think we will lose Lascelles. I think the JJ thing is connected. If not JJ there are other player surplus to requirements that we can pick up as part ex + cash for him.

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Don't like this layout! Like being poked in the eye everytime you want to view a thread?
What was wrong with how it was..It looked hardcore before now it's too much trouble. {Ed034's Note - New layout??

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Yeah Come on Ed, can we go back to the original layout plse? {Ed034's Note - Nothing to do with me I'm afraid

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Keeps asking me to open the link to see the posts and then takes me to another page where as before the posts were just listed under the thread? Takes an age to load too. Started this morning and as far as far as I know I haven't changed any setting or anything like that...Hope it hasn't changed and I can get back to the way it was? {Ed034's Note - I think it was bring discussed early, but I'll bring it up tomorrow

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Sorry to be a bit thick, but who does Danny Collins play for ? is is West Ham ? {Ed034's Note - Stoke

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No, deffo agree with others, it's a real pain clicking back and forth all the time.

Have to say, you guys do a great job though, thanks. {Ed001's Note - it is just because too much info on the page at once causes issues with some people's comps and phones. So we moved to that just to make it easier for them. We are trialling other ways to get round the issue on other sites, whichever one works best will be the one that will get applied to them all, in time.}

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24 Jul 2012 12:46:01
Nottingham Forest have expressed an interest in signing USA international pair Brek Shea and Ricardo Clark.

Shea is one of the most promising wide players in American soccer and is currently looking for a move from FC Dallas.

Clark is contracted to Eintracht Frankfurt, but is on loan in Norway at Stabaek, where his loan expires on July 31.

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What position is clark

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Original I admit but where does this come from?

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Clark is a 29 year old defensive midfielder or centre half. Has 34 caps....not sure why we would want him.

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Shea is a 22 year old 6ft 3 winger who has also played centre half, all across midfield and up front. Utility player...

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Finally a rumour that's NOT about JJ.

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Agreed, complete nonsense but original!

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24 Jul 2012 11:06:29
John Percy just tweeted that Danny Collins could be flying back this week to join us. Would welcome him at this level, strong, decent turn of pace and experienced.

Also, a lot of people are saying that George elokobi has come home early from wolves pre season tour and is in nottingham today to finalise a move. Good news!

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Think Danny Collins is a bit old but Elokobi looked good for us so would be good news

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Kelvin Wilson to return too? Just a rumour thats gathering pace.

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Just watched the interview with Pep on the Forest website and at the end the journalist says "What about your mate George?" who they say is sitting off camera with his agent watching the interview. Looks like he could be signing today.

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Both will be excellent signings to be completed this week.

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Agree Collins is a decent and experienced CB but pace! He is slow believe me, shown up plenty of times which is why he is available. Wilson not coming but George is a dead cert.

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Danny Collins news on BBC so I guess its more than just rumour.

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Five Live never report things unless they're certain - they've been reporting Collins in talks this morning.
Still unsure as to why Lynch wasn't kept in the loop more so that he didn't feel the need to go to Huddersfield; he seems much younger than those being discussed and would therefore be a much better bet than a lot of these old guys...
Oh well, can't turn back time now!

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Collins is a decent signing, pretty good defender who is useful from corners as we found out at the CG last season! Ideal replacement for Chambers and on last season's form shouldn't find it too difficult to perform better than Chambo did.

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24 Jul 2012 13:42:31
Danny Collin's in talks with Nottingham Forest

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Looking at a few different website stats on Danny Collins...... They seem to rate him as slow and out of touch. Not convinced about him.

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So how old is Collins ? remembering that Higginbottom was 33. {Ed034's Note - 31 i think

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He is slow....a good solid centre half who attacks the ball and is good in the air but he needs pace around him. Age is 31 which is not a great problem...a better bet than Robinson and Higginbotham.

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What about Collins being the man to teach Lacelles the game. That is not a bad middle of defence, Elokobi on the left. What we really need is a rm and rb. Dex will be a + 20 goal scorer with proper service from left and right.

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My mate sent me as picture on showing Elokobi at the training ground. Irs taken from a distance but its him you cannot really miss him! {Ed034's Note - could be from last season

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24 Jul 2012 11:04:41
Someone I know who has the NFFC training ground, has been told by the Steward there that George Elokobi has signed a 3 year deal at NFFC.

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The Elokobi deal will probably come off, but why would the steward know?

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Gossip! Plus George and his agent have been at club today and yesterday.

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You only have to look at the interview with pep to realise that his agent was there..

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That rumour was started by a 15yr old kid called connor the steward told although he never saw him, anyway how would a steward know the length of he deal.

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24 Jul 2012 10:10:01
Forest are assessing the fitness of defender Ibrahima Sonko. He has premier league experience and is currently a free agent.

Source: NEP jounrolist

M3LV

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Re-cycled rumour from last year!

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24 Jul 2012 09:22:20
It says in the Daily Mirror that Jenas is open to a move back to Forest.... This would be great for the clubif he stayed injury free

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...but not according to Sky Sports or TalkSport. Seems improbable to me - I reckon that it'll be more about getting a top flight loan move and using Forest as a back-up if he gets nothing else and Spurs aren't going to play him. It seems too early for him to make this sort of downward move, even though if he did drop down he'd only be interested in Forest.

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According to ssn he doesnt wat to drop down a division yet

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Perch would be a good move

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He must be mad! Does he just want to sit in the reserves at tottenham then?!? Cos he won't be getting in the first team and no one in the prem is likely to take a risk on him with all the injuries his had if he doesn't want to come to forest I think it's a blessing clearly he has no ambition to get his carreer back on track and is quite happy to run his tottenham contract down not the kind of player forest are looking for he is to much of a risk in my opinion

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Look what happened to Scott Parker after a season in the Championship...

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I know JJ has always stated that he wants to finish his career at his home town club.
He's 29 now.
If he turns us down this time, he'll proberbly regret it at a later date.
Our club will be going places over the next couple of yrs and will not ask him again!

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A season in the championship for Scott Parker? more like 3 games.

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24 Jul 2012 08:28:29
Nottingham Forest are chasing JJ to be their 1st major signing - Source : The Sun

RG09

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!! Shame owners have denied it.

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He isnt coming. Didnt want to drop a league, however akos buzacky is still on

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What do you think our realistic chances are of signing him?

M3LV

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Just been on ssn Jj wants to come to the city ground on one year loan deal

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Kelvin Wilson also wants a year long loan back to the city ground but that's all down to whether Celtic allow it.

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Cant see the point in signing Buzaky,well stocked in midfield,defenders and wingers the priority {Ed034's Note - unless we are selling mcgugen

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Pep is the first major signing hes better than jj

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