Nottingham Forest Rumours Archive July 25 2012

 

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25 Jul 2012 21:32:32
couple of 'confirmations' from Sky Sports:
Nottingham Forest are in talks with Portsmouth over a deal to sign defender Greg Halford...
Stoke City stopper Danny Collins has also moved to the City Ground while Ipswich Town's Damien Delaney is believed to be on the club's radar.

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It says halford deal could take a while cos portsmouth still owe wolves aruond 200,000 from deal for him

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They will pay money direct to Wolves as Leeds did to Derby re Varney.

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25 Jul 2012 18:56:14
TRANSFER: Halford set for Forest move?
Wed 25th Jul 2012 18:23 by Pompey News
According to reports in the East Midlands, Pompey defender Greg Halford you be set for talks about a move to join Nottingham Forest.

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Forest have denied making any approach about jj ssn

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Its now on the o/s collins becomes o`driscolls 2nd signing {red west}

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What is your opionion on Greg Halford is he any good etc. {Ed034's Note - From what I've heard. Very aggressive

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Greg halford is in advanced talks with us .
George elekobi at the academy
Maynard wants a move away from west ham ideal upfront with dex {Ed034's Note - Inqm very confident with Halford and elikobi. I have not heard amout a bid for Maynard. Is that just wishful thinking, or do you know something??

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Elokobi bin there a long time someone put that he was at academy yesterday{red west}

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Leeds have expressed an interest in Maynard as they have sold snodgrass to Norwich. Nothing to suggest Maynard is even available.

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Ed, When you say very aggresive do you mean that in a good way or bad way? cheers {Ed034's Note - A good way, but expect bookings. Has a very long throwing

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He wants to leave west ham and suggested the only 2 championship clubs he would go to is Bristol city and us .

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How do you know he wants to leave W Ham? Why would he want to sign for a championship club when he is now in the PL? What is your source

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Do you know anymore on the elokobi front ed? Collins is a far better defender than chambers. I'd imagine halford to be a squad man, although I'm sure he can play right back and centre half! {Ed034's Note - Just that he was due for a medical today. I spoke to my source at around 5 today and he said he read the text himself to confirm both Collins and elikobi were in today

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Worked with lads from sheffield they said he was always on lash and waste of space do not know truth in it myself {Ed034's Note - That was four years ago. You would have thought he would have grown up by now. Very well thought off

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Why would n.m drop down a division and what you think n.m would not get in west hams first team.

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He hardly got in the team after they got him they are looking to strenghthen up front already has cole and vaz ta in front of him

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I thought elokobi was staying at wolves, he wanted to fight for first team place so what's changed

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Nm loan could be ok

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Halford would be behind young freeman at right back in the pecking order
his versatility and experience could come in handy {Ed034's Note - Can't see tha myself, but we all have our own opinion

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25 Jul 2012 18:53:59
danny collins has signed officially

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Its now on the OS

Happy Days

Big Dave

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Well happy, better player than chambers and lynch with prem experience too {Ed034's Note - let's hope so. Think he's an excellent addition and can hopefully bring lascelles on if he stays

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True, just looked on Stoke website! {Ed034's Note - Just to check ours wasn't pulling our leg lol

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Originally disagreed but now just seen on ssn a good signing I think..COYR.
Glenn

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Are some people really stupid. Why would you click unbelievable when its official.

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I think we are buying some really good steady players,nothing flash who will get the job done,have we actually got a left back now lol {Ed034's Note - I think he'll play centre back

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You cant get more official than a fawaz tweet lol

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Great signing imporves on quality of defense from last year loads

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Fawaz al Hasawi announces news on signings better than sky sports news.

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400/500k for Collins? Good bit of business there for a very solid Championship CB.

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25 Jul 2012 18:53:47
Fatwaz just tweeted we've signed Danny Collins

Big Dave

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Love the fact that Fawaz is letting us know what is happening, the club feels better already. More defenders please!

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I love how open fawaz is with transfers
this honesty is great

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25 Jul 2012 18:10:50
As well as Joseph Mills at Reading SOD is asking about Jimmy Kebe who is an excellent winger but likely to lose out to McCleary. Again a loan with a view to a deal.

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Would love to see Jimmy Kebe in a forest shirt good player

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Kebe is far better than McCleary

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Jimmy Kebe has bags of pace, would be a good, experienced winger. Maybe we should be looking to fill the defensive vacancies first. {Ed034's Note - We need wingers as well. I don't think they decide right first it's defenders. Next it's wingers

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Mills has signed for Burnley

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When did kebe last last sign a contract ?

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Would welcome kebe with open arms... fantastic at championship level. fast, skillful and has experience too. heres hoping

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Would love kebe to join however very unlikley

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Kebe is a better player than mccleary and has been for a long time.

i don't imagine for a moment that mcdermott doesn't know that already but it's a blunder on his behalf if kebe ends up coming to forest. {Ed034's Note - Where has the kebe rumour come from??

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25 Jul 2012 16:52:45
Just heard that forest are after Thorgan Hazard on a season long loan after Chelsea announced that they were looking to loan him for experience.

Source: the one and only Patrick bamford {Ed034's Note - It's funny how nobody had heard of this guy a week ago, but he is being liked with every championship club

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I'd heard of him lol, his brother thinks he will be better even than him but i don't think he had a great last season :/

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If he is anything like eden then great but i believe sod is building the foundations first before looking at attacking players

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25 Jul 2012 15:43:06
TRANSFER LATEST: Ipswich Town rubbish Damien Delaney rumours.Delaney is not closing in on a move to divisional rivals Nottingham Forest.

East Anglian Daily Times

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Jolly good

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Fawaz just announced Collins has signed, more players to follow....

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25 Jul 2012 15:21:31
just heard nicky maynard could be leaving west ham and josh mccrecean (spelling) from chelsea on loan 2 great signings

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Awful rumour! If mceachran was going on loan it would be to a premier league club

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I've also heard about josh from a lady in Oxford, Gareth leaves, josh in, would be nice,

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Why cos Leeds have enquired about him?

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25 Jul 2012 15:07:16
We are very close to finalising the transfer of greg halford from pompey for 400-500k and we have made last min moves for george friend and fitz hall, delaney is on the list but only if these options fall through, akos buzaky wants to move to forest and he could be here by the weekend. Ipswitch and leeds have both enquired about the availablity of mcgugan and crawley town have shown an interest in taking freeman on a 6 month loan deal

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Fitz Hall signed for Watford last week

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I hope we don't get halford would rather give freeman a chance

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Id Let mcgugan go iv met the guy twice an he hardly as the time of day for people except his mates didnt like him as a person much found him very self important...Frackly we dont need those kind of players...Paid to much an loves himself to much... {Ed034's Note - Ive seen him take time out for pics and autographs

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Ed I think you may need to write a banner under the title of the page saying "FITZ HALL HAS NOT SIGNED FOR WATFORD". Nothing was made official on their website and the only sourse was an SSN article saying he was SET to sign. Fed up of every article mentioning him having someone saying hes signed for Watford in the replies.

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As it was me that first broke the Hall story, imitation is flattery, I will repeat that the deal with Watfors HAS NOT BEEN FINALISED.

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I have played Golf with lewis lots he is she but defo not rude or big headed. he is very confident of his skills and i hope that the new Gaffer brings it out of him. just look at Jordan Henderson for 20 million if Lewis could apply himself he can be better than that Plank

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I was the one who posted this earlier. With me being right about greg halford and fitz hall(so far) hope some people start believing some people actually know some things about whats going on at forest and no all things on here are rubbish(although alot of it can be lol) {Ed034's Note - What did you say about the two players??

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That forest were close to completing a deal for halford and fitz hall could be on his way to us as we have made a last min bid to get him, however if we get him or not is a different matter {Ed034's Note - Ok thanks

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Watford fans believe Fitz Hall on way to Forest

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Freeman off to notts or derby

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25 Jul 2012 13:52:10
Forest rumoured to be talking to Michael Owen (even though he has said he will not drop down a league) but Forest see him as the iconic signing that everyone has been talking about... COYR

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Michael owen still has premier league class would walk into most sides in the league

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I don't think so pal

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We have only been in the market for an iconic manager and the position has been filled with the best candidate for the job. Somehow I do not think Owen is looking for a Director of Football role, although now we are back to 7 subs there would be room on the bench for him. Now that would be an ironic signing?

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No thanks he's more interested in horses now i don't think he has the hunger to play football anymore and we would have to get an extra bed for the treatment table!

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Send him to derby then him and tyson can have a double bed in treatment room

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Yeah send owen on his horse to derby. Mr inury prone.

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25 Jul 2012 13:46:08
Michael Kightly is not a transfer target so can people please stop making out that we are interested in signing him. Adlene Guediora is the only player we will be getting from wolves in this transfer window.

James Coppinger rumour seems to be gathering momentum and could be announced before the end of the week.

Also, we have rejected a 750k offer from middlesbrough for ishmael miller. Holding out for at least a million from what i hear

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I would take the money and get his wages off our books

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750k is 749k over my estimation, get rid, dont want him in a forest shirt. Bad attitude and bad performances.

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Oooooh get you! People entitled to talk about Kightly if they want. After all it is all made up as is your info!

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What about Elokobi then donut?

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Does this rule out Elokobi then, I was under the impression we were at least in talks with him?

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I'd pay Middlesbrough the 750,000 to take him. Waste of money, waste of space!

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Why is it the done thing to get on miller's back? we definitely haven't seen the best of him yet and i for one hope he has a quality season and shuts you all up. {Ed034's Note - 100% agree

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West ham are looking at kighyty as well

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Reds to sighn coppinger by mon latest

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People get on Millers back because he is a selfish player who exhibits and immature attitude on pitch and in training. He talks the talk but has never walked the walk.

Coppinger deal unlikely as SOD in talks with Anderson.

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26 Jul 2012 12:19:49
Ando has signed for Bristol:

http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/sport/breaking-news-nottingham-forest-winger-paul-anderson-signs-for-bristol-city-1-4095425

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25 Jul 2012 10:24:41
sod says were in talks with collins but no approach for jj yet

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Collins almost done, JJ never going to happen.

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He didnt say "YET" he said there has been NO approach to re-sign Jenas

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He said that it's speculation at the minute

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Dont need him.....if we return to Prem yes but in this league no.

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To be fair i dont see the where an why for jj to come to forest with the players we already have ?

pinxton

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Too injury prone and not exactly a 'prospect' any more. I wouldnt take him personally. chunky.

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25 Jul 2012 10:00:10
I have been told elikobi is having a medical today.
Same source who told me about Reidy being captain.

ED 034

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Is that the same Reidy who isn't captain yet?

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Wait and see mate Reid will be made captain!

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I thought Camp was captain and Greening vice

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Has riedy been made capt ?
think ive seen an article where riedy says being capt would reduce his impact on the game? surely thats turning it down?

pinxton

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Reidy would be a great capt if he is able to play every game

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25 Jul 2012 09:57:09
Danny collins in negotiations with NFFC also kightly and elokobi are in sods plans and damien delaney but ipswich are yet to be aproached even though hes been released hes still in contract.

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Unless im being really stupid here, how can you be released but still in contract!? {Ed034's Note - i maybe being stupid as well, as i havn't got a clue either

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You do not need to approach a club if the player has been released from his contract. He is a Free Agent.... if making a rumour then best to make it believeable!

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He's not been released just a mistake by the daily mail. He's actually got 1 year left on his contract. hope that helps

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According to ipswich sites,he has a year on his contract to go but may be allowed to leave on a free

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Damien Delaney - isn't he the guy who was replaced by Chambers?

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25 Jul 2012 08:34:57
Damien Delaney - Free Transfer (Ipswich)
Danny Collins - 500k (Stoke)
Elokobi - yet to be approached
Kightly - currently negotiating with agent as Kightly is on a tour (both Wolves)
Craig Conway - in negotiations (Cardiff)

Yes, Reidy is the new captain whether you like it or not. {Ed034's Note - it sounds like you don't

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Wouldn't say I'm overly impressed by that list of players, think we can do far better

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There are realists and there are fantasists. What is needed to get out of this league are experienced pros, mixed with youth and some star quality. Players like Collins, Delaney and Elokobi are essential in the real world.

Delaney is not free as his contract is still held by Ipswich even though released...it has a year on it.

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Reid is a superb choice as a great ambassador, experienced and mature as well as respected by team.

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VitalIpswich headlines are stating that the Deleaney move is a done deal on a free transfer...

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Elokobi's agent was off screen in the Geddy interview on Forest Player, so he must be stongly in the frame?

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I'd sooner have these players rather than failed over priced big heads, kightly is a good player aswell

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May be wrong but thought both Addy & George have the same agent..

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Delaney has not been released - he has 1 yr left on contract. However, he has been told that he can leave if he finds a club or another club come in for him. Until such a time they are obliged to keep paying his wage.

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Why have ipswich released a player with a year left on his contract. Attitude problems?? {Ed034's Note - Very positive comment lol

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Adlene Guediora and George Elokobi have the same agent. thats why he is was in the room

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25 Jul 2012 07:04:33
Forest will sign erik husepklep or whatever his name is from pompy

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And every other pompey player for the next fortnight ???

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Please no - he wants to retur to Norway I belive....all clubs he plays for gets down the drain....TorofNorway

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Wild guess based on portsmouths problems...shame its wrong.

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25 Jul 2012 00:24:20
Collins joined Nottingham Forest on a two and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee on July 24th 2012. Collins was the second signing of the new Kuwaiti owners under the management of Sean O'Driscoll. {Ed034's Note - Daily mail

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Why 2 and a half years? Is he packing up mid season?

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Just seen on SSN that Danny Collins is returning from the US to discuss a transfer. Doesn't say who to, it could be us, it could be someone else but its on SSN.

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Heard whispers the fee is around 500,000

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The Stoke Sentinel has reported that (via Adrian Heath quote) that Collins is joining Forest for 400000. He is even talking about who Stoke should sign as a replacement

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2 and a half years? So that takes him upto January 2015 why would a contract end then? Short term deal then yes but long term no

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I do believe Danny Collins is coming but why 2.5 years and if he's already signed then why does it say we're talking to him and not that we've already got him. I'm still not sure about Elokobi he wasn't that good last year and Cunnigham kept him out the side most of the time and I didn't think he was that good, Nicky Shorey was better than both put together as was Ryan Bertrand

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2.5 years is right as he will have turned 34 by 2015 and if fit will be able to negotiate a pre- contract for a final club or renew prior to the summer sales!
Good deal for everyone!

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25 Jul 2012 04:17:24
Damien Delaney coming to forest after being released by Ipswich.

Source: mail online

Rigby84

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Not released got one year left on contract

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25 Jul 2012 01:49:32
Delaney heading to Forest as O'Driscoll ties up deal for former Ireland defender does anyone know if this guy any good? ive only seen him score a own goal against forest lol

from daily mail and nottingham forest newsnow

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News Now isn't a source. It complies sources...

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Delaney is a solid defender, 6ft 3 and very good in air. Not the quickest but can play left back or CB.

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