Nottingham Forest Rumours Archive July 27 2012

 

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27 Jul 2012 23:06:27
Ok, so I've just heard that dr short did 3 Medicals today for nffc. Halford being one. Who are the other 2? Harding? Elokobi? Ed, do you know from your contact if this is the guys name that does the Medicals, see if any truth in the rumour or not! {Ed034's Note - I can't tonight, but I'll check in the morning. You might have to remind me, so send a post and I'll delete it and let you know

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But they are both lb we already have a young lb don't need 3 {Ed034's Note - Young left back??

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It will be interesting to see if elokobi is involved in the wolves v Walsall friendly this afternoon. That will probably give us an indication if he is staying or coming to us I'd have though! {Ed034's Note - Dead right and good call

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Must have sum truth to this rumour u have got 2/3 right already

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27 Jul 2012 22:31:12
Rumours that Swansea's Leroy Lita has been in talks with NFFC for the past 3 days. It is believed that he may sign on money for 1.5 million and a swap for Mcgugan

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Lewis is worth 1.5 mil that would make lita worth 3 mil not a chance

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No...just no

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Mcgugan won't leave mate. No prem team will take a gamble on him

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No Thanks.
IERM

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Keep McGugan,Sean will get the best out of him,Lita hasn't done much over last few seasons.

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Ive heard this to not worth the money though! {Ed034's Note - You wrote the original post mate, so I would have hoped you had also heard it

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Busted! well done ED i hate people that try blagging it on here to back there post up lol why lie ??

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I hope not.

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We're trying to get rid of Miller so why try and bring in another waste of space like Lita? Another waste of money who couldn't hit a barn door. McGugan is worth 10 of him. Not a chance of that happening. Come on you mighty reds!! {Ed034's Note - Who has said we are getting rid of miller?? I've heard they sod wants him and blackstock to be our first choice strikers

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I heard we'd turned down 750,000 from Middlesbrough and were holding out for 1,000,000. Said so on here.

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I agree with Ed. Miller just needs motivating and told how capable he is and I reckon he would do some damage in the championship. Might not be 20 goals a season but will be a real handful and good foil for dex.

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Fair comment mate. I think he needs more than just motivating though. More like a rocket up his arse coz I think he takes the word lazy to the next level. Come on you mighty reds!!

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27 Jul 2012 21:54:53
This is from a source that I find extremely reliable so could be true.
The 'marquee' signing that the owners are targeting is Nicky Maynard. Not a massive name, but a quality player at this level.

Also, thought people might like to know that lewis mcgugan is going nowhere. Leeds and Ipswich have been put off by our asking price

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Cant see it happening although I do think he is out of his depth in the prem. would rather le fondre

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I did not hear the owners saying anything about "marquee " signings.

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I posted about Maynard the other day and got slated

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Overated!!! Not one i would want tbh

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Leeds havent been in for mcgugan

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I'd rather see A.L.F

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Personally if we can't get Owen or Rhodes please let's give the strikers we already have a chance. The likes of Lita, Maynard etc are average at best.

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Give the strikers we've got a chance. What kind of a comment is that. We've only got Blackstock! The rest couldn't get into Carlton Towns side. We need a proven striker i.e. Craig Mackail-Smith, MNicky Maynard to partner him. Would be lethal at this level. Come on you mighty reds!!

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Id take maynard but also i think we should start talks about new contracts soon to avoid a repeat of past 2 seasons

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Dont think we're after a marquee signing ? just paper talk from the JJ rumour?

pinxton

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Rhodes? Yes please! Owen? Behave! I'd rather JFH pull his boots back on! Think JR is heading for fulham tho. John joe from Liverpool would be a good loan if that's still being banded about?

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27 Jul 2012 21:45:19
heard liam lawarance has spoke to greg halford about joining forest. we will have to pay 1 million. i cant see that player from southampton joining tbh but 2 players will join tomorrow {Ed034's Note - Why can you not see the saints player coming??

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Dunno tbh just cant its the first time everyone has heard of him {Ed034's Note - Bevause you havnt heard of him is a strange reason to base your view on lol
I'm not convinced about his quality, but it he signs I will be fully behind him. It is looking very positive that he will

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Hope so quality player

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Quality full back , close to his prime years , very good signing if true

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True all I am saying never heard of him. Atm he is better than no one

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Why do we need to pay 1million for Lawrence, Portsmouth need to move players out urgently to avoid going bust.
If we can get him for less than 500K it is a good deal.

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It's a shame we missed out on Cunningham due to the takeover. Really rated him and Bristol city have got a proper player very cheap!

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Harding was one of the best full backs in the league last year, just didn't get recognition because they scored left, right and centre. Lawrence is a player of the highest quality. Just getting a touch old. Player we did miss out on was Darren ambrose

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Always liked the look of Lawerence if he do's come it'll be nowhere near a million

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I think lawrence would be a strong addition on wing but him and reid wouldnt have much pace so id like to see at least one further winger signed like rose or kebe or routledge

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The hall from Southend would be a great addition. Pacy, scored 14 last year and most assists in English football (25). Just what we need to feed dex and miller in the box. Lower league player but definitely worth a punt

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27 Jul 2012 21:02:27
Dan Harding on his way to Forest. He played a lot the last few seasons and though I can't say he has ever stood out for me, he played in a very good team last year so I assume he can do a good job.

Does this have any repercussions for Big George? Are Forest going to buy two left backs with Collins also capable of playing in that position?

The good news with all this is that Forest are moving, solid players coming in. We might be able to compete next season.

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Harding would be a good buy, in my opinion a far more cultured player than elokobi. Any truth in the possibility of Fraser Richardson also joining from Southampton? Heard this was close to a done deal a couple of days ago but as far as I can see nobody else has mentioned it?

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LB is a position we have had difficulty filling in recent seasons. To have one on the pitch and two in the "wings" will be a luxury.

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27 Jul 2012 20:21:57
Halford signed earlier, Harding set for medical tommorow after Forest have had a bid accepted by southampton and george elokobi set for medical by the end of this week due to him renting out one of the out of contract players houses also adam le fondre could be signing because pavel pobgrebniak has filled his place so a championship loan could be on the cards

Bridgeford Boy2

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27 Jul 2012 20:19:27
Halford signed - see OS

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27 Jul 2012 20:10:12
rumours over dan harding seem to be gathering pace, it seems as though forest and southampton have agreed a fee and he will discuss terms in the next few days

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It all done

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27 Jul 2012 20:00:55
Hi guys, all believe me or don't I am a cousin of one of the forest players but I'm not allowed to reveal who, jenas is definatly not signing but halford and coppenger could be concluded pretty soon,just to drop a hint I am from America .

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Stern johns cousin?

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Any significance in findley getting the number 9? show of faith? his choice?

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If your Findleys cousin then please show him were the goal is please!

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Come on guys, don't believe him. if he wasn't allowed to reveal who, why would he drop such a huge hint?

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So you are related to Raddy ;)

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I'd like to drop a hint that you did well disguising that player i'm still trying to guess it

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I'd love to play you at 20 Questions for cash.
Me "Are you a man or a woman?"
YOU "King Kong"

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27 Jul 2012 19:58:00
Greg Halford signed believed to be something in the region of the £200k, Portsmouth still owed Wolves for his transfer just over a year ago.

Dan Harding booked in for a medical tomorrow morning!

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27 Jul 2012 19:25:13
greg halford just signed for forest the owner just tweeted it {Ed034's Note - I can confirm this too

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For the record
Welcome to our third signing of the week Greg halford ,who has joined us from Portsmouth .he is 27 and has great experience

Direct from Owners Tweet

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It's also on forest site

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Where abouts in defence does he play? RB, CB or LB? {Ed034's Note - Rb and cb

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He's Mr Versatile he can play centre of defence ,right back,midfield and even as a centre forward.A quality recruit

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Also 1 more could be on the way Dan Harding

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27 Jul 2012 18:31:33
Nottingham forest are close to completing two season long loan signings. It has been rumoured that they will sign Danny rose from tottenham on a year long loan deal and also sign Adam le fondre from Reading. It is believed that the latter doesn't think he will recieve first team football at Reading next season due to the arrival of Pogrebnyak and says he would consider a loan move to the championship. With Forest rumoured to be 'highly' interested in his services.

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Them two would be amazing signings, would prefer them as perm signings though

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Would take le fondre upfront with dex he knows where the goal is

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Yes please if true this could push us into a play off position dex and Le Fondre what a strike force

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Would love to see ALF in a forest shirt,
McDermott has backed him to score 10PL goals this season though

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Rose and le fondre will not be used much in pl and would fit nicely in our new squad

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Gotta say i'd be ecstatic if these 2 come ! also plenty of mentions to make it possible?

pinxton

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27 Jul 2012 18:28:22
Friend not coming to Forest, hes going to boro

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/12691/7938356/Friend-in-Boro-medical

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Gutted, think we entered the race a tad too late

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27 Jul 2012 18:51:19
wayne routledge spotted at the city ground today, no lie 100% true, close to signing 3 year deal

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I tell u wot that car park must be full, come on let's keep it real!

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Nonsense, I know Wayne's mum and immediately rang her after reading this it's not true.

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Would love this too be true

mark d

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How do you know its a 3 year deal?so unless you are his agent(and he wouldnt post this)i doubt this is true.

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I doubt its true but we were after him last season...

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27 Jul 2012 18:00:01
Ed you seen the latest Akos Buzsaky could be signing soon after we fort off opersition to sign him do you thinkk he'd be a good signing because he can play on the wing

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27 Jul 2012 17:44:35
2 signings either tonight or Monday latest. Dan Harding & Halford. Big George is 50/50. Source D Johnson ex forest now football agent

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Elokobi better than harding

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27 Jul 2012 16:54:47
harding to sign on monday from southampton. fee has been agreed today, personal terms to be discussed over the weekend with a view to completion on monday

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This would be a good signing if it were true, very accomplished defender.

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Is it just me who has never heard of him!

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27 Jul 2012 16:37:48
George Elokobi at training ground having medical also Greg Halford could sign tonight

NFFC SPORT HOUND

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Longest medical in history ? He has been in the medical room 3 days if u believe this site! Any longer & his new nickname will be Nathan Tyson

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Where are medicals actually done. Surely a hospital is the place and not our training ground?? {Ed034's Note - I have heard partly at the grounds medical facility and partly at a private hospital.

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Spoke to elikobi today near training ground- definite. Vowes to eat wingers!

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Halford Signed according to Fawaz

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27 Jul 2012 16:12:17
George Elokobi to sign eithier tonight or tomorrow. Forest also believed to announce the signing of Greg Halford as well.

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Two very good signings, hopefully some more next week

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Reason for the delay on halford is because of the money that is owed to wolves, could take till next week and friend is going to middlesbough, so possibly no more signings this week

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Ed you said big George booked for medical , but still nothing , where do you get your info from cos there's not much else happening {Ed034's Note - Somebody at the club

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Dan Harding From Southampton is the Other One

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I think Elokobi's alright but there are better left backs. I think people just like singing the song {Ed034's Note - I think the fact that he gets the crowd up on there feet and dinging as one, can really help give the team a boost

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Agreed, these two will be good signings, both have experienced promotion aswell as life in League 1, Championship & Premiership. This is exactly the sort of experience SOD is talking about and an added bonus is Elokobi played here for half a season already.

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27 Jul 2012 16:01:27
Nottingham Forest to announce more signings by tommorow as Greg Halford is set to sign from Portsmouth even though they owe money to wolves

Bridgeford Boy2

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27 Jul 2012 15:39:15
Big george elokobi to be announced as a forest player early evening tonight watch this space !

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Please be true

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I don't know why everyone is raving over Elokobi i thought that he was average last season at best

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He is a left back tho, an this rumour seems to have more legs than the man himself ! lol

pinxton

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As a wolves fan I really hope this is true. There is no malice in this but he is honestly one of the worst wolves players I have ever seen.

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27 Jul 2012 14:31:19
heard forest have enquired about the availability of liam bridcutt from Brighton

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Don't think he is the calibre of player we should be after.

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Well according to an earlier rumour, we are getting mckail-smith because of a bust up between these 2 ?
so maybe either one but deffo not both ! lol

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27 Jul 2012 14:18:19
Just heard that Mario Kempes may be approached as Director of Football, which is probably where all the Hernan Crespo rumours are coming from.

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Is it only me who hasn't seen ALL these Crespo rumours?

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I havn't seen one an this is news to me ?

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27 Jul 2012 13:55:35
Greg halford and rob hulse and elokobi have all been down the ground today i seen halford and hulse and traore and fitz have ruled them self out and earnshaw has said he missses the city ground!

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Is fitz hall a watford player ?

and I think forest are trying a double swoop for Lawrence and Halford...

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Forest are trying to get halford and huseklepp

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Correct about Earnshaw he is good at missing things.

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27 Jul 2012 13:12:54
heard from close source to newcastle that shola ameobi will be made available if they sign Andy carroll, with forest rumoured to be interested.

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If this is true and we sign him, i will be sick. he is dog awful

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2 goals last year in 20 odd games... 6 the year before that...wow,... just wow

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Sammi ameobi - yes, awesome talent. Shola - no thanks.

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27 Jul 2012 12:31:08
According to SSN, George Friend is having medical at Middlesborough this afternoon. so he is not coming. It has all gone a bit quite on defenders signing.

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With him and elokobi not joining who we after now at lb {Ed034's Note - who says elikobi won't join??

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I think we're after Danny Harding at Southampton who is a LB, anybody heard this?

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Wolves have said elokobi is part of their plans and he said if they are going to play him every game he will stay if he is not guaranteed games he may still come to the city ground! :)

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Surely if Elokobi had a medical the other day he'd have joined by now? {Ed034's Note - i just got told he was booked in for a medical

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Is lascellas actually ready to play a full season? cause im starting to worry just a little bit about our back four!

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To be fair ed, elikobi said he wants to stop and fight for his place.
still think hes coming tho ?

pinxton {Ed034's Note - im only passing on what ive been told

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27 Jul 2012 12:14:18
Grimsby goal machine Liam Hearn looks set to make his way back home to Nottingham. Forest are gearing up a 500 k bid, which will give former club Alfreton Town a substantial sell on fee.

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I personally know Liam Hearn and I can categorically tell you all it's not happening! Come on you mighty reds!!

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I also know Liam and he is not coming although Peterborough were intrested in jan

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I seen Liam on Wednesday and he has heard nothing as it is all rumurs, and he is happy at Grimsby Town.

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So 3 of his mates ask him but he's not heard owt ? ha ha ha.
did look good at alfreton but cant see it happening

pinxton

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I actually know liam and his family hes certain he'll be at grimsby this season {Ed034's Note - Grimsby. The guy is championship quality, so why would he go to Grimsby??

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It would be great to see Liam in a forest shirt!!! I played football with him on snapewood school, think he's 9 years younger than me but you could tell the lad had potential even then. U rrrrreeeeedddds

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27 Jul 2012 11:58:15
Apparently we are afte Ryan Hall from Southend, a right winger, highly rated.

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What's with all these mid-fielders, I'm sure we have enough for the time being, get some defenders in! {Ed034's Note - we may have mid-fielders, but we only have one wing-er

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This is on SSN Website, just incase anyone wants a source

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Whereabouts on the website? i can't see it

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Sorry, just found it now. sounds like he would be a good signing!

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27 Jul 2012 11:57:51
mario melchiot is now a forest player its going public at 3pm

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Hope not far to old

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He is older than the manager!! Isnt he?

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Probably a rumour and just that, but he was playing for a team called Umm Salal in Qatar so yeah..

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Please no.

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Its now 4.30 and he hasn't signed so your full of it

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Midnight and no sign

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27 Jul 2012 11:24:23
Sean O'Driscoll looking to bring Albert adomah to Forest, should be put on sky sports later.

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Hope so, cracking talent. Better than Ando so would be happy with that swap.

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A rumour about a rumour. Good effort!

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27 Jul 2012 11:08:29
Sorry to say Nottingham forest fans just seen Rob hulse at the city ground

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Let me guess, outside the club shop and stood next to George Elokobi

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Only to get a new home shirt...big fan

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You don't need to apologise. he's a quality target man, pain for centre backs.

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Good man in the championship

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At least if we sign him he wont score against us, he is a good fox of the box always seams to score against Forest

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"outside shop next to elikobi" ha ha quality

pinxton

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27 Jul 2012 10:49:37
Forest to make an approach for Tommy Smith at QPR to play on right of midfield/wing. Very experienced, scores goals and a decent character.

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Get in there before the rams do...

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Also heard this from a friend who coaches at Watford & keeps in touch with him. You reds!

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27 Jul 2012 10:28:09
Heard Paul Smith is wanted by DERBY

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He is out of contract so he can go where he likes. Would love him to go to the sheep, another Forest reject on their books.

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Free agent, who cares?

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Every player that had left us recently, has signed for a smaller club. If Smith does go at least he will be consistent with the others.

Agent 279

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Welcome to him and have this kuwait as back up to camp smith makes me nervous betweebn the sticks reddog for life

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Think camp is going to be back up coz this trailist look alot better

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Its a bit unfair to call smith,he was a good servant for us in league 1.He did lose his form in the championship.Good luck to him where ever he goes he deserves 1st team football!

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Excellent shot stopper, absolutely useless at crosses and controlling his penalty area. Shame but no good even as a backup in the championship.

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27 Jul 2012 10:21:08
Morning Reds.
Just to let you all know that I will no longer be putting posts on that aske people for sources.
If posters want to add them on, then it is up to them, but it is not a must.
Ed 034

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Source? {Ed034's Note - lol

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What happened to Eds 001 - 033? {Ed034's Note - am i not good enough??

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Come James Bond was 007, you do not aks what happento 001 to 006. so please do not ask Ed about Ed 1 to 34 .It is top secret - shhhhhh......

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27 Jul 2012 09:29:51
Greg Halford should be confirmed at some point today, most likely early afternoon. Fee of around 700k.

Raheem Sterling has rejected the chance to come on loan to us for 6 months.

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Halford is a nice safe guess as even in NEP but certainly not for 700k. Sterling talk is just nonsense.

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Its only 700k its not like were buying a player for 5m.

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Wont be 700k from pompey
probs just the amount they owe wolves

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Pompey owe Wolves 200000. If he comes that will be the fee.

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Sterling can't go on loan until jan (age) so I'm not exactly sure how he can reject a non-existant offer..

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27 Jul 2012 08:32:43
Ibrahima Sonka signing on a free agent

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Is that the sonko that played for reading?

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He was at stoke then loans at hull and portsmouth

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A couple of years ago id have been pretty happy with Sonko, but after last year when he flopped at Ipswich only playing half the season, plus the non-starter of a spell at Stoke which included iffy spells on loan at Hull and Portsmouth, im not so sure this would be a good move for us. However I trust in SO'D so if he believes he is good enough he's got to be given a chance.

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Yes and its not true.

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