Nottingham Forest Rumours Archive June 26 2012

 

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26 Jun 2012 22:36:09
I wasnt going to post anything regarding the take over but i feel it is my duty as fellow support to try and put a lot of fans frustrations at ease.

Forest have been taken over by Fawaz al hasawi, fact. Fawaz has been coming and going to London for a while to discuss and finalise the deal with SP, the reason why the deal is taking so long is because of some included technacalities in the deal, these include the purchase of some very talented young players from Libra football academy in Dubai, the cost of approx 4 players is in the region of 2-2.5 million. The contracts of these youngsters are through Pro sports who have a close association with Al hasawi's former club hense some disagreements between both parties. The youngsters are to go straight into Forest academy as it is seen as one of the best academies in the world and one of the main reasons for Fawaz interest in buying the club, plus interest from Kuwait in the youngsters progress would be massive and is seen as a possible future sponsership/investment/over seas support in the club.
The most talented player is a boy called Kita Walsomh who is tipped to become world class and is in need of an established academy. An initial payment of $450.000 has been paid to secure the youngsters contracts, this part is the beginning of the finalisation process.

I beg all true fans to be patient as an official silence has been placed on the process mainly to protect the young players being brought to the club as to not unsettle them.

An official date of 01/07/12 has been drawn up for the financial transactions/money transfer to take place. I know Fawaz is becoming upset at being branded a fake but all true fans must appreciate he is as passionate about making this work as we are and just wants to be loved by the fans just as he was at his previous club.

Believe we are on the brink of greatness.

In the know red dog. x

p.s dont ask for source and disagree if you are a fool or a sheep fan but not one other rumour has been as detailed as this. {Ed034's Note - Blimey I got excited reading that

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Well if you have made this up, you should work in politics! Very believable. Hope it's true

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The most detailed rumour by far and for that; I believe you

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1/7 is a Sunday. Is this a reasonable day for money / contracts to take place? {Ed003's Note - Nat West will be open ;) }

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Detail doesn't necessarily mean accuracy

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That actually sounds quite realistic and i really hope thats the truth..... but these past weeks and all the stories i've heard make it hard to beleive.....but most promising news yet... i hope its the truth

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Correct spelling and grammar!
Must be true! ;)

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Yeah so your either Fawaz al-Hasawi or a director with Seymour Pierce.How else would you be privy to this info?Like all the other stories,this is just someone with a vivid imagination.you may suck others in including the Ed.But not me mate.

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Ed034 - got ecxited.......you should be excited as the only people who would disagree are the people who make things up. This isnt.

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Probably the best I've read on here in all honesty. if this is true then I can't wait. I want to believe this but it seems too good to be true. Btw mr editor what is the Kuwaitis actual wealth? I can't find it any where on the net

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I not been that excited since Asda went 3 for 2 on hobgoblin.

Agent 279

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If you indeed want to put all our minds at rest, Could you please explain how you are in a position to no the details you just put forward. I really like the sound off this & would love this to be nailed on.

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This does sound genuine, but how the hell would you get that kind of Info, including the details about money and young players? You would have to be his right hand man!

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My head hurts with each rumour I read. But on a positive, this rumour all being, it's a more detailed description from previous rumours. Seems like it could
Have some truth behind it. Just wish it was on the official site aswell.
Until then staying calm.

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Sorry guys, it's rubbish. Here's why...

Libra Football academy is real, yes. However, it only trains children from four to fourteen years old, so unless we've bought the most expensive eight years old in the world this isn't true.

10/10 for effort though!

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An official silence has been put on this,yet it appears on the most untrustworthy rumour site there is? My spelling and grammar are correct,so does that mean i am right too? Sounds and looks to me like the poster of this believes his or own hype and has posted comments saying this sounds true. The only thing that is true at Nottingham Forest is that the season starts in August. Don't ask for a source because jobs are at risk on sky Sports news!

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Oh, and Kita Walsomh? Doesn't exist. OP just made him up.

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Libra academy is for 4-14 year olds and is nothing more than a holiday camp service for kids.. go research it

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I so want to believe this but going to wait on official news but just to reply to some comments to the poster that said Kita doesn't exist how do you know this just googled his name maybe and there isn't a wiki page so can't exist? The poster that said the academy only does 4 to 14 age group the. Said most expensive 8 year olds what about they could be 14 year old look at Lascallas only a few years older than 14 rumours of 5million offered for him not having ago but clutching at straws in hope rumour is true lol

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Sounds very convincing but I don't believe you. NDE do not own any of those young players so will not be selling them so why is that holding up the take over? The purchase of those players have nothing to do with SP so why is it holding up the take over? Good try at being realistic but epic fail at convincing me!

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Reading the last few posts I've not been this disappointed since Asda pulled the hobgoblin deal.

Agent 279

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As I am living in Dubai and have also live dand worked in the Middle East for 27 years, I have to say that the article while written with flair is completely untrue. The only relationship this person has with Dubai is that the parent company which he owns was the first in the 1970's to bring Ac's and AC Refridgeration Plants to the Emirates and today the Ruler of Dubai - Sheikh Mohamed and him keep a personal relationship. But Libya has not got an advanced academy and local talent here go to Al Wasl and Al Nasr as such. Consider Kuwait and UAE as comparing England and Austria and then you will give the articel little support. The author though is certainly a talent wasted if if he is able to quickly think up and generate such articles on a whim!

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The only thing on here that I've believed recently has been the post about the dog and the Japanese takeaway menu.

Agent 279

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Not saying this is true but havent clubs like Chelsea man u arsenal brought youngsters for a couple of million before some if them have only been 10

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Why on earth would a prospective buyer of this stature be coming and going to London to discuss this deal? You have no sense of scale. This is just forum banter.

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{Ed034's Note - just to warn everyone who is posting, i will not put any post on which contains swearing, racist comments or just putting a poster down without a reason why you are doing this {Ed034's Note -

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Eloquently written but a lie none the less.....the academy is nothing but a holiday camp and why would any player deal hold up takeover. You are putting cart before horse. The takeover would be concluded and THEN deals done. I suggest suduko or scrabble as you are obviously intelligent but driven to lies and fantasy.

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Just because it's detailed doesn't make it true. It isn't. Just remember Al-Hasawi is Kuwaiti, not Emirati. That would be like an Arab assuming an Englishman was Dutch or something. Also, the libra football academy is about as much of an 'academy' as the half-term courses Forest do at local schools.

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Libra Football academy trains five to eighteen year olds! I used to live in a small village near Dubai.

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Libra Football Academy - just found info. I said they took kids from five to 18 years, which is true - look on the site 'timeoutdubai.com/kids' click on football then scroll down to Libra FA

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Also, I don't think OP didn't have the intelligence to realize that Dubai is not in Kuwait.

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What annoys me about this is how cocky he was, yet we've proved it's rubbish. I'll be surprised if he posts here again.

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Well why does there own website only say up to 14 then?

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Wishful thinking, Forest will NOT get a big money buy out, most likely a UK consortium with humble cash flows {Ed034's Note - can you explain why we will not??

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Its a shame how negative some forest fans are on this web site when you compare the comments against other clubs rumored to be taken over.some forest fans think they are far superior than they actually are. To think that you have a right to be told the in and outs of the take over, you have very little respect for Estate and dont deserve to think you are assotiated with this great football club. Idiots.
If you people actually read my original post and took time out to digest the actual content and information you will realise that comments you posted disagreeing with the content are simply way off the mark.
1) At no point did the post state Kuwait is near Dubai, i suppose you think Dexters football academy is in nottingham just because he plays here

2) The post states the young players need to move to an established academy, Libra Academy is not at the standard to further players careers

3) To state players do not exist is frankly asilly post,try googleing the forest academy players and you will not find half of them does that mean they do not exist

4) The take over has staled because of the youngsters as it is a bargening tool in the sale and a real asset to the club long term,it doesnt have any thing to do with SP but Fawaz doesnt want to purchase players and then lose out on the club does he

5) To say unless we have brought the most expensive 8 year olds in the world this isnt true is sad, who said they are eight? 2-2.5 million isnt alot of money for
approx 4 youngsters, check you football history then come back to me and have a half decent conversation

6) What happens on 01/07/12, transfer day

These types of comments come from people who have no footballing knowledge what so ever, they think tv provides them with the tools to strike a conversation about politics and actual facts, go play your football manager and convince yourself you can do a better job than Steve Cotterill
until you are involved with the mad world of football you have no idea, for gods sake grow up and get behind you club and start believing rather than living in the past an think by right we deserve to be in the premiership based on previos exploits, move with the times.

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26 Jun 2012 20:37:54
Nottingham Forest has already been sold about six weeks ago. Announcement to be made on the eve of the American pre Season, along with a statement from the new American owners. Neil Warnock will not be coming in as manager but a try for Kevin keegan may be on the cards. Also Harry Kewell may be coming to the City Ground for the season. ( i am a freelance reporter and writer)

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American pre-season? as in pre-season for the MLS? because firstly, what relevance is that? and secondly, their season started in march...

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Fawaz is the owner, when will people get a grip and stop pretending to be someone their not

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Oh, now the new owners are Americans, is this in response to the news coming out of Leeds by any chance. Last week Fawaz was nailed on according to posters on this site, funny how rumours change with the wind.

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Hilarious! (I am not a 'freelance reporter and writer' but if I was, I would be selling a story like this NOT PUTTING IT ON RUMOURS SITE!)

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And a story book writer by the looks of it

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Does anybody know who's NOT buying the club?

Agent 279

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No way woud not wait so long and let us miss out on targets dont understand why people make up things like this for 5 mins of fame

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According to companies house there has been no change in ownership. It would be on there if there was any change.

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'freelance reporter'....haha so is me mum.

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I have a friend who works for a sports agency, he has basically said his company have been asked to look into players contracts etc as some new talent and money is heading in forests direction.

This "rumor" posted here makes sense with xxhat my mate has been saying. The matters have been kept quiete as all parties involved have signed strict NDAs and would risk getting prosecutes if anything came out.

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It's all bull. But i would laugh if it were true.

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If the deal was done 6 weeks ago it would o been announced and the season ticket renewal date would not have been moved back

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Love this from post above

My spelling and grammar are correct,so does that mean i am right too? ... believes his or own hype

correct grammar- even with missing words!!??!! :D:D:D:D:D

It's a rumours site!

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And for the record, making a statement and following it with ", fact." doesn't make the statement a fact.

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26 Jun 2012 18:20:08
My mum was at the City Ground today, and was catered for in the players lounge, by joey, who cooks for the players at the training canteen and in the players lounge. Anyway, Joey told her that he has seen a group of 7 men, who he was told was a consortium being shown around at the end of last week, and he also has heard of an Indian group being interested, but hasnt seen them around. However he also said that any rumours of arabs being interested he thinks are false and he hasnt heard anything from inside the club on the fawaz deal. He also said that Chambers is still waiting to see if he is offered a deal, and mccleary wasnt keen on signing a new contract when he was offered less than 'recently signed players, who have had bit part roles' .. possibly meaning greening?

Josh

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By Joey do you mean Joe Barrett?

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Miller, Reid and Derbyshire are all being paid well more than they are worth, only real contribution was from Reid and that's subject to argument
FTID

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This lie has been mentioned before

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I don't think you can say Reidy's contribution on the field to the pay he receives is subject to arguement. He showed some of the only flickers of class we saw from the Forest team last season. He's a craftsman, not a hod carrier.

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26 Jun 2012 17:52:57
FC will Not be making a statement this week as he is currently on a 2 week holiday. Creditable source from inside the City Ground no names as jobs at stake. Come Friday my post will be proved to be true. FTID

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Is Friday not this week then?

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Ok then I think I am going to make up an arbitrary date too then. . . By next Tuesday we will still not have received confirmation of the new club ownership. I'd say there is a good chance my made up date will also be right.

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Further to our previous statement of the 29th May, Leeds United can confirm they have granted an exclusivity period to enable a potential investor to carry out the appropriate due diligence.
It is anticipated this will be a fairly straightforward process.
A confidentiality clause prevents the club from making any further comment. However, our discussions with them have left us very comfortable that they have the financial resources to support the club and that they will have no issues in satisfying the requirements of the Football League's Owners and Directors Test, unlike many of the previous approaches we have had to endure.
We will not be making any further announcements in the near future.

source leeds united official website, maybe Fawaz was buying Leeds all along!

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Doubt it, I check on here everyday to see what people have put and if rumours are believed then there has been offers from every corner of the planet since the end of the season, so someone will end up correct, but my problem is even if we do get a big investor its No guarantee of promotion, look at fester, spent million and got nowhere!! We need the right manager as well and SC is not the guy, the one we should have kept went to Crawley so...... I hope it happens soon thou cos our squad needs re building as soon as
FTID {Ed034's Note - I don't think it's promotion we are at present dreaming of, but more of a competitive team

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I agree ED but there are many out there that will expect decent money signings and a push for promotion like 2&3 seasons ago with last season being a big blip but I think any improvement on last season will be welcome and of course to finish above Direby, fester and the Leeds scum
FTID

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Didn't see the previous comments, the post was not about a takeover date, it is about another poster saying FC would make an announcement this week and I put that it wouldn't happen as FC currently on holiday and yes the Leeds report is on Sky Sports, maybe it is Fawaz?

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Yes you are right that investment wont get us far. Leicester bought some good championship players but obviously not good enough. do we want our club to be full of journeymen? SC needs a full season before he is judged - he kept us up - this is my opinion. Ed u r spot on a team that will compete is what we all want -players with heart that want to represent us!

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I disagree Ed, we are always DREAMING of promotion. Sadly, dreaming is the closest we'll get-or as close as England will get o winning the World Cup... {Ed034's Note - Promotion can only come when you have a competitive team and st this moment in time, I'd without a doubt take that

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How can anyone disagree about wanting a team that will compete?

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26 Jun 2012 15:59:48
is this why japans olympic team are playing 2 warm up matches at cg ? and not at fester where the are based?

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Maybe? or maybe someone has just heard japan are playing at the city ground then researched a wealthy japanese man to link with us... interesting though

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Cause fester have no grass relaying it

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Hope it's not Thai grass curry they are laying else Morgan will grazing all season lol

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No its coz forest have a better pitch and better hospitality

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26 Jun 2012 14:24:18
Dear Eds

I am breaking this news on here only because the news is imminent. Hiroshi Mikitani is the new owner of Nottingham Forest and not Fawaz. This is all but signed and sealed. Fawaz basically didnt meet the requirements set out by SP and Mikitani did.

I know hat this will have scourn poured all over it because his name hasnt been mentioned thus far and everyone is expecting Malaysian, Kuwaiti, Canadian or even Mark Arthur.

It is 100% and will not appear on any other forum bar this site. So Vital, LTLF, Nottingham Forest Board etc will not get this one from me.

Whether readers/contributors decide to post it on forums is entirely up to them.

The deal is done and will be announced this week

Regards

M {Ed034's Note - Well if it is 100% true, I thank you for the exclusive

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How soon in imminent and whats the source?

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There could be some truth in this.. Twitter has been saying an asian group could have taken over the kuwait's who could have brought Leeds? I have looked him up and his company is very Rich...

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If this is true it's all good he is worth 6.2B

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I WISH! {Ed034's Note - WE WISH

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How would u no this if u don't mind me asking??

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According to forbes this guy is worth $6.2 billion .... hmmm yeh i smell some wishfull thinking here

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Time will tell wwith this. I hope its not a wind up. Just being researching and he seems to be in charge of a japanese electronics company

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4th richest man in Japan

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Mikitani is very well respected in the world of business, I can't see him buying a football club. What I could see, is a tenuous link like this being forged due to the Japanese team playing at the city ground. Mr Mikitani has nothing to with the Japanese FA so he certainley has nothing to do with the matches. He does have interests in the UK, which is the only shred of credibility I can give this story. I know fans are fustrated, but the club will be sold.

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And people actually believe this? We all know fawaz is taking over, it's just a matter of when..

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My dog has ripped up the menu for our local japanese takewaway, odd as it may seem when it was scattered on the floor you could clearly make out Hiroshi Mikitani. Could this be an omen ? Hope so. If it is extra bone for little toby and he can chew my slippers anytime.

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Least we have the same colours as the Japanese flag so they won't change lol

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It appears from his twitter account that he is currently in Japan. Although not impossible, I would have thought that if he was buying us he would be in the uk currently.

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Again we are looking at US Billions which are one tenth of a British Billion. Then convert that to pounds and he is worth about the same as Doughty was but with less passion for the club.He's the fourth richest in Japan, but not in the asme league financially as the Saudis and Kuwaities! If they arn't true supporters of the club then wish for the Richest

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IF its a done deal like you say, why would we wait to announce it? Surely it would be announced straight away so forest and SC can crack on with pre season preparations and get bringing some players in

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The truth is you've seen on the OS that Forest are hosting two games for Japan.

You've then used this as a way to start a rumour which nobody with any sense will believe.

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With the greatest respect editor, I just don't buy the fact that someone would give an exclusive revelation of such significance to this site

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And to the person who said we are looking at US billions, yes we are. and he is in 'the same league' as the kuwaitis/arabs. Because when someone quotes someone as a billionaire in england, they too mean the us billion, 1 thousand million, and not the british billion 1 million billion. the british billion is and has been for a long time redundant in the world of finance, so take any quote of 'billion', wether in britain, america or elsewhere, to be 1 thousand million (us billion). NOBODY HAS 1 MILLION MILLION (uk billion). So the only reduction in the figure for his wealth you could make is whatever the exchange rate is /$.

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A British billion is one thousand million, a US Billion is one hundred million, get your facts right. A million million is a trillion in Britain. A trillion in the US is our Billion. {Ed034's Note - I think the poster was trying to say the works now sees a billionaire as the way the u.s see it, but at this point I'd settle for him having th same riches as the late ND.

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So does anyone know his actual value?

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A billion has never been '100 million' be it in the long or short scale.

A 'US billion' is 1,000,000,000. This is now the standard classification for 'billion', no matter where you are.

The old 'UK billion' is 1,000,000,000,000. This is now a trillion.

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Poster who said a million million is a British billion was right, and a thousand million is a US billion. Most people, especially with regards money use the US billion, and have done for years.

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What's a killion?

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His Net worth is 4,027,055,000..

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Killion, author specialising in medieval erotica, Turret tampering and moat motting, I kid ye not!

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Oh and just to add to that last point, he is the 161st richest man in the WORLD! #NFFC

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Gutted, I was holding out for someone in the top 150

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Rubbish. OP saw the news and plucked out a rich Japanese businessman and claimed we're being bought by him.

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26 Jun 2012 08:30:23
There WILL be an announcement from the club over the next 48hrs, due to the fans airing their outrage of being kept in the dark. It may be about the takeover but Frank Clark will issue a statement about being patient.

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'outrage at being kept in the dark'? what planet are you on, the club have continually updated supporters. The problem is unrealistic expectations of some supporters.

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So FC is till around, is he? He might just have a press conference telling us that he still is the chaiman and got no news at all...

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Our club don't care about the fans from the tee
treatment we get any other business would lose the business.

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I spoke to a player yesterday (who will be like a new signing) and he said the takeover is done and the players have been told that they are putting the Management Structure in place did not know the timescale or who the new owners are but he said they have now been told!

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There had BETTER be an announcement from the club over the next 48 hrs. It is quite right that the fans are outraged, being kept in the dark is nonsense. None of us believe that the club has no idea what is going on, stop treating us like children. {Ed034's Note - maybe some supporters need to stop acting like them then

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Ed034, who was that remark aimed at? Not me I hope? There have been some rather stupid comments on this site recently regading rumours, but I don't think that airing ones displeasure at a complete lack of transparency on behalf of the club is childish. The club must remember that it is the fans who pay for the tickets, the fans are the lifeblood of the club. Without the fans there is no need for the club. Keeping those fans completely in the dark is not a good way to do business, or am I missing something? I do not subscribe to the train of thought that says "The club have kept the fans informed". There has been, as always with Forest, an unnerving silence! {Ed034's Note - just a general observation from both reading a lot of fans comments and also from conversations I have had with both fans a players

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Seriously, some people need to grow up! 'Fans outrage'? Get a grip!

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"I spoke to a player yesterday (who will be like a new signing)" - Surely referring to Cohen?

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Why don't you all just relax and enjoy the excitement. Stop reading social media networks which seem to me just to whip everyone up into a collective frenzy. {Ed034's Note - very sensible comment

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Excitement? What excitement? This is not exciting, it's excrutiating! Exciting would be knowing that our club has a secure financial future, that players are being offered contracts to keep them, that we are seeking quality additions to the depleted squad to push for promotion. "I never said imminent" is not exciting.

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Regarding 'I spoke to a player yesterday' - I had the same information given to me at the weekend, but didn't post it, as I knew replies would be 'SOURCE?'. I was told the players have all been informed and it is just a question of timing of the announcement (cannot reveal source - as with all top secret information - trusted people sometimes cannot reveal a source in case they jeopardise crucial planning). Cannot believe some fans are 'outraged' - who do they think they are? It might be frustrating, but you just have to be PATIENT - obviously these fans have no clue about business deals - you would all be moaning if something leaked out before the final 'i's' and 't's' were dotted and it scuppered the deal! It will happen soon. Stop being so precious about it.

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To be honest the posts claiming intel of a '"takeover announcement within the few days" are getting a bit tedious now. It's mildly probable so pretty bland unless you have hard facts.

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Says you being precious about the source, lol. What makes me laugh is some posters whinging about how annoyed some fans are, on a RUMOUR SITE! Surely by definition there is no reason to come to this site other than to read rumours about what is happening. Top expect people not to want information on a rumour site seems a bit daft, after all that's what it is here for??

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Whilst I'm not 'outraged', I have to disagree with the 1st reply. The club have not 'continually updated' supporters.

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Nobody requires exact details and names etc., but surely the club could make a simple statement saying that it's moving forward in the right direction?

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I don't believe the players would be told untill just before an official announcement to the media. Forest are a business and the players are employees. Why would the business risk any one of the squad leaking the news when they are still in confidential talks? Us fans do not own the business, we are merely customers, and we are not entitled to be told anything other that we have been told. I know it seems unfair but that is the way it is. {Ed034's Note - yes it is a business but players are the assets and have a lot of power. Players that are being chased by other clubs, out of contract and even senior players have been told to please be patient. For me this is a clear sign that the club will be sold, it is just taking time

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Why should there be an announcement from the club. The club, the board and the players have nothing to do with the take over, FC will be receiving updates, but he has to keep that quiet otherwise it could wreck the take over... we have to sit back and wait, Yes its frustrating but there really isnt anything us the fans or the club can do about it, its in the hands of the trust.

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Ed034, I agree, the players are assets and have a lot of power. Would you class the fans as assets also? The 'holding reply' as suggested by other posters would be very welcome. {Ed034's Note - agreed but the club know how frustrated the fans are getting and that a statement would ease our fears. Sureny if they could do this, they would, even if to make there life a little bit easier. The reason they are not is because they are not allowed

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Interesting fact is that when hasawi gets assaulted by forest fans on twitter asking him questions, he never replies, suggesting he is keeping something quiet, otherwise surely he would say something to stop people asking on twitter page, or maybe he can't speak a word of English! Just a few stabs in the dark

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He has been at the City Ground most of the Summer getting fit unlike other players who are on holiday so difficult to keep it from him!!(I don't believe the players would be told untill just before an official announcement to the media. Forest are a business and the players are employees. Why would the business risk any one of the squad leaking the news when they are still in confidential talks? Us fans do not own the business, we are merely customers, and we are not entitled to be told anything other that we have been told. I know it seems unfair but that is the way it is. {Ed034's Note - yes it is a business but players are the assets and have a lot of power. Players that are being chased by other clubs, out of contract and even senior players have been told to please be patient. For me this is a clear sign that the club will be sold, it is just taking time

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And it is Arabs

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No takeover just all rumours, next season is going to be very difficult with such a small squad, just feel we are going to stuggle to stop in league this time. forest once the best now fighting for there lifes

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'No takeover" - really don't think that is an option - Pye must have been told something was happening before start of season when he said 'imminent'. He wouldn't have just plucked it out the air! Some people's definition of 'imminent' might not be another's definition! I do believe the take over will be completed before next season. What makes you think now that there won't be a takeover?? These posts might all be rumours (we are on a rumours site), but it is inevitable that there will be leaks - you only have to look at governments and banks - it is just the scale of the leak and the timescale of the completion.

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My dad knows someone on the board and he says the fee for the club has been agreed ( not sure who by) but there are problems over doughtys will

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Ed...Why dont you just lift the phone and ring Mr.Pye and ask him his defintion of imminent?Problem solved? {Ed034's Note - my business is around the corcner from him, so i may just pop in

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Please do ed and then you can tell us something promising {Ed034's Note - 'Excuse Mr Pye but can you tell me when you have been told Forest are being taken over?'..........'I'm am sorry but I have been told off once already for doing that'..........'You can tell me I promise I won't say anything'.........'Ok it'll be by the 1st of July'.
If only Carlsberg made conversation

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{Ed034's Note - yes it is a business but players are the assets and have a lot of power. Players that are being chased by other clubs, out of contract and even senior players have been told to please be patient. For me this is a clear sign that the club will be sold, it is just taking time} This for me is the most encouraging snippet I have read because it tells me the Ed probably knows more than he is letting on but knows enough to let us know all is going along nicely and we indeed need to be a little more patient. Thank you Ed, I am reading between your lines!

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How dare SP, the Executors and Forest keep us paying fans in the dark and adhere to NDA and not risk scuppering the best thing to happen to Forest since Clough walked in the door and took a provincial club to the top of the European Tree!!!
PATIENCE EVERYONE Good Times around the corner.

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'This for me is the most encouraging snippet I have read because it tells me the Ed probably knows more than he is letting on but knows enough to let us know all is going along nicely and we indeed need to be a little more patient. Thank you Ed, I am reading between your lines!'

steady on youth. ED was defending the output of our academy and proclaiming dexter blackstock as a 20 goal a season striker the other day. those aren't bywords for knowledge ;-) {Ed034's Note - its about having your own opinion. Am I not allowed to have a different one to you???

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You are entitled to an opinion different to mine ED but on the same hand i'm entitled to make fun of it ;) {Ed034's Note - Lol :-p

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Ed, taken from the LUFC site. "Leeds United can confirm they have granted an exclusivity period to enable a potential investor to carry out the appropriate due dilignece. It is anticipated that this will be a fairly straightforward process. A CONFIDENTIALITY CLAUSE prevents the club from making any further comment. However, our discussions with them have left us very comfortable that they have the financial resources to support the club" etc etc etc. This is all we are asking of NFFC to be honest, nothing too in depth, just something to quench the thirst. Is that unreasonable? {Ed034's Note - No as long as they get permission from the buyer to do so

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Breaking news for you all..a deal is being negotiated and will be announced in 'a few days'.

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26 Jun 2012 07:44:55
I don't understand why doing the double over us was the highlight of derby's season when we did it to them it was just a bonus!

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It just highlights the limits of their own ambitions. Doing the double over us is their equivalent of winning the European Cup Final.

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If as derby fans always say, 'our Europe wins are history' then there double is in history too, they'll find any excuse because there desperate, usual terrible excuses like 'we've gotta better ground' last time I checked, the ground never scored a goal

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I work with a Derby fan who continually comments on their average gate being higher than ours. As per the above - zero points awarded for attendance levels. {Ed034's Note - He is right and that is a fact. It is also a fact the our home gate receipts are a lot higher than derbys, meaning the reason they get more people in is they give a couple of thousand away every game. If you went on people that paid to watch, the readings would be very different

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I could not agree more about the free ticket thing... i live in derby and work with a bunch of derby fans (the torture) as a company we get 10 pairs of tickets every home game that are given away name it hat style so theres 20 non paying seats straight off thet bat and thats just a smalll company... also they allways used to be giving tickets away to employees at Egg bank where my other half used to work so defo boost the gate numbers by giving tickets away {Ed034's Note - Toyota and Rolls Royce get given a lot free

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Same position here. Live in Nottm, work in Derby. They give season tickets away with mobile phone contracts, they will be included in packs of corn flakes and mars bars next!

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What makes me laugh is apparently derby are a bigger club than forest! Surely, a big club is made by the recognition a club gets from everywhere around the world, hence the reason Forest are known because they won 2 European cups with cough, derby are known as the club clough managed before forest, the new Swansea manager says they are a big club it's a joke

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What Derby fans forget is that we have 3 teams in the city which spreads the support, if we had 1 team as they do we would have around 45,000 every game

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I know a few sheep and they keep bleating on about how Derby is a 'football city' (they must mean rather than a football, cricket, ice hockey and rugby city). Major throphies since Derby became a city? Derby = 0 Forest = 8

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I work at Toyota, they're not free but they do give you cut price tickets {Ed034's Note - my ex's dad works there and he gets free tickets all the time. this is eomthing i can say is 100% fact

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3 teams in Nottingham? Is the third team Mansfield? If it is you are really stretching it!

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Sorry i'll knock the 5000 the stags get off that figure then(0h look still 40000)

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Ok so Forest average about 22k County about 6.5k. Where do the other 11.5k come from?

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I'm sorry, but if Notts get 15,000 then I'm a sparrow

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I live in mansfield, stags dont get 5,000 fans going to their home games, i sometimes pop down when forest are playing away, 2,500 - 3000 maximum, they did get 4,600 for one game last year but that was because they got rid of keith haslam

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The deal is done arabs and the guy from QPR just waiting for the FA to look over the deal

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