Nottingham Forest Rumours Archive August 02 2012

 

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02 Aug 2012 22:26:50
from twitter: Forest are interested in Nicky Maynard, but WHU want £4 mil, which is considered a bit steep by Nottingham Forest

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2,000000 profit in less than a year yes i'd call that steep and bloody robbery

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Not worth so much. I do not believe the figure. They are having a laugh it is true.

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They are having a laugh to think anyone will pay 4m for him after a mediocre season last year

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If true should pay the 4 mil proven goal scorer at this level

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He hasn't cut it there so we're more likely to test their resolve with a cheeky 1.5 bid rather than just going oh yeah we're minted now have 4 mill! We haven't spent silly money so far why start now? I'd say SOD is happy with our strikeforce dex miller tudders n Findlay ain't bad (these Asian lads don't look too shabby either) let's face it especially now we've some creativity in midfield in pep and chrissy
Cohen we're gonna be awesome ;)
Notts Loyal

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The fact is that they signed NM towards the end of his contract with BC, which reduces a players transfer fee. They are selling in the early stages of his current contract which inflates his transfer fee. So its simple, if we want the player, we either cough up or move on to someone else. SIMPLES!!

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He's not worth a million, let alone 4! He really isn't THAT good

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Never worth 4 mil, he's defo not prem class and thats prem prices. 2 m max for him...if we must have him...i thnk we need speedy and young wingers not more strikers

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You obv don't know that much if you think
He is not that good at our current level

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It`s not Maynard theyre after, It`s someone else not mentioned!

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He had a bad season at west ham if he had scored 20 goals then his stock would be more but he hasn't do why would anyone pay 4 million

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He had a mediocre season because he barley played just like all these young kids that just want to sit on bench all season and collect a wage, he's worth a gamble for a million, 4 is a joke though.

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This is taken from Wiki.

Maynard Statistics.

Crewe - played 59 scored 32
Bristol City played 124 scored 45

Thats 183 games and 77 goals

Is he worth 4m?

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5 million bid might get us Rhodes, why spend 4 on Maynard?

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Its not just the 4 mill, he's probably on significantly higher wages than anyone in the current Forest squad. I'd steer clear, give the current strikers a chance, and buy some more defenders!

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4 Million!! Could not hit a cows backside with a banjo! Start from the back , spine then go and get yer goal getter! Brians philosophy not mine! Football is a simple game made complicated by classroom coaches.......DO YOU HEAR ME McCLAREN! {Ed034's Note - surely if he improves the squad, he is worth buying, no matter if we still have not got our defence sorted. Also what does it mattter to us fans how much he costs?? The owners are paying, not us

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Dont agree ed ? bet portsmouth fans wish they could use that line now.

pinxton {Ed034's Note - pompeys problem is mainly about wages and the fact they have been run badly for years. thee are proper business men and as of yet not spent a lot on transfers. if they are happy spending 4m on a player that has a proven record, then what is the problem with this?

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Tell me where in the Forest squad we have a 2.5 games per goal striker. Perhaps Dexter and Miller have it in them with the right backup from midfield and the wings. Another might not be so bad. Like Ed said, if the owners are paying who cares if it improves the squad. It would improve the squad since a few strikers on the books need to be offloaded at some point. Competition between 3 'potential' 20 goal a season strikers may nudge one of them hard enough to stand up and be counted.

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I normally agree with you Ed, but not on this one. The money spent is a reflection on the type of club you want to be. Personally i'd rather grow slowly and develop our club, focussing on our academy. I'd hate to turn into a soul less chequebook waving 'city'. But I guess its a question of how you measure success and I dont expect we'll all share the same opinion. {Ed034's Note - but the odd big signing, especially for a proven goal scorer, cant be a bad thing can it?? its not like its 10m

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Agree ed I rate Maynard has proven record at this level and the person that said pay 5 for Rhodes instead why pay 5 for rhodes who is unproven at this level when 4 mil would get you a proven striker at this level (if the amounts are right)

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02 Aug 2012 20:49:33
Kuwaiti journalist on twitter stating that NFFC have written to Qadsia regarding the conditions for the transfers of al-mutawa and hussain fadel

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Where does fadel play?

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He plays centre half

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I did try explaining this earlier this afternoon on here (twice) having examined Fawaz's tweets. Not sure why it wasn't 'accepted', Ed?
There's also reference in them to the Kuwaiti keeper although it was separate and looked as though we were looking to keep him on but not necessarily sign him quite yet.

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03 Aug 2012 11:14:09
This is absolutely undeniably true. A copy of the letter from the club to Qadsia was also posted by twitter by a journo close to Fawal - as he has done previously.

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02 Aug 2012 20:44:04
1.4m bid for jermaine Beckford made tonight

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Doubt it apparently Leeds want him back and think he will go there, I'm not a big fan either think he is the same mould as blackstock but prefer DB!

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Please don't make this true

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Good player! Could be the Dex & Bex show!!

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Sincerely hope not. Could get hall and Bennett for that mone with change for a bag of chips!

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Hes signeeddd wooo

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Its listed below at 1.8m. Anyway, he needs a club as Leicester hasn't suited him. He could be a handful once again. {Ed034's Note - Be very happy with him

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Where are we hearing that he's signed, or is that just made up?

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Seems to have a bit of an attitude, this would be my only worry. But I'm quite sure SO knows who and want he wants! odriscolls red and white army!

Other than that the guy has the quality so it would just be unlocking that quality....the season starts imminently and I for one am pretty dan excited! :)!

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40k a Week at Lesta I doubt it very much .
3 New lads by the end of the week
Source some of the Players(Footballers)
not sure who they were being very tight lipped!

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Hope not, he's got wrong attitude, very mardy and has a big head on his shoulders.

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02 Aug 2012 19:54:10
forest are wanting competition all over the pitch come the close of the transfer window. they want liam Lawrence to come in for competition with andy reid on the left wing. ryan hall and kyle bennet will be brought in for the right wing. leon barnett has been targeted for cb and liam rosenior for the rb spot. we are looking at a few forwards. mcgoldrick will be loaned out once we have a new striker brought in

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Best piece of news I've heard all night! Mcgoldrick being loaned out! Please, give him away!

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Wow..you really think forest will sign all these players. Think our business in the transfer market is about closed, bar a couple of loan signings. Exciting times

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Lawrence and hall are right wing, bennett and reid left wing

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Liam Lawrence is a right side midfield player his left foot is just for standing on !!

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We are going to need squad No's of 50 + plus by the sound of it then?

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What a load of bull.Liam Lawrence for starters is an out and out right winger.We wouldn't buy 2 un-proven wingers.Leon Barnett just not going to happen and the others mentioned are just repeat rumours you have seen elsewhere.

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Sounds a nice an well thought out plan ?

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02 Aug 2012 19:25:09
Simon Gillett has signed a 3yr deal, expect news soon.

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Why would we sign him on a contract when he is penciled in for another trial on Saturday

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Hasn't he gone for a trial with Barnsley?

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Expect Ayala from Norwich to follow. Centre half, not sure about his pedigree as I know a lot of Norwich suppoters and they are not huge fans of his. Maybe solid in the championship though {Ed034's Note - I would shout out load with joy if this happens. He is a fantastic centre back and one who will end up playing in the top flight for a long time

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Didn't Ayala play for Liverpool and was loaned to hull think he played when they were 1st to beat us at cg and was solid {Ed034's Note - That's the fella. Really rate him.

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Is ayala not abit out of our reach at the moment ? Surly he would fit into other prem teams ?

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Ayala would be class then cheers for confirming that for me ed

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From a pretty reliable source but not gonna say its a definite. Glad to hear you all rate him I was just passing on what I'd heard from Norwich fans

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02 Aug 2012 18:05:02
Kyle Bennett and Ryan Hall to form a formidable attack on the Wings for Forest !!

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Would love them both but i think we will only get 1 of them as they are both right wingers

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So where does reidy fit into your plans then?

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Reidy is the best quality weve got

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So what if they're both right wingers, cant go through a whole season with just 1 winger!

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02 Aug 2012 16:57:45
Nottingham Forest are expected to complete the signings of Kelvin Wilson and Adam Hammill imminently, after both were told by their respective clubs they were free to talk to the Reds.

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Ok both make sense. Wilson did leave under a cloud but hey its a new start for evryone. Forgive and forget!

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Two cracking signings in my opinion and both make sense! Wilson is a quality centre half and if fit, would walk into any championship team.

Hammill probably should of been given more game time at wolves and has the trickery, pace and spirit(that I've heard and seen of) that forest require

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Quite possible we will get these two . Hammil has put in a transfer request and Wilson was not in the Celtic squad last night. {Ed007's Note - Wilson is definitely available, I don't know if the Nottingham Forest link is true or whether people are putting two and two together and getting five though.}

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Would be very happy with both

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I doubt this is true but i'd be really happy with both players

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Hammill has only just been made available like this afternoon, can't see things happening that quickly!

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Victor Moses to sign this weekend

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Moses prattly whittingham all to sign next week! Lol are you talking the same victor Moses that Wigan are asking 10 mil for and Chelsea are after doubt it some how

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This would be a good move.

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Wilson will not be able to pass his medical due to his injury

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Re wilson's medical I am not sure that he is injured ATM but Medicals are about prognosis not diagnosis ie how he'll be when fit not the current time a bit like when you're off work sick it don't mean you cant go back and do that job does it? Both would be quality we'd be about ready then. Roll on Saturday I'm taking my lad to his first match
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I no kelvin personally he's not cuming to forest Celtic want 4 mil he's only cuming back to Nottingham to get married

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That must be 5 fans who know wilson personaly an he's said he's not coming back ? ended for me

pinxton

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02 Aug 2012 15:14:47
Been told that if we fail for Maynard we will look at Ross McCormack don't know if true was told by mate that lives and is a fan of Leeds would rather have Maynard personally

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Why do folk keep banging on about Maynard?

There has been no interest from us whatsoever and won't be! {Ed034's Note - seems to be there was as it has done the journo rounds that we have been quoted 4m

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They only paid 2,000000 for him last season, not a bad profit for someone who has only played a handful of games for em, only worth about 1.5 in my opinion

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A mate that lives? I should hope so. Ghost rumours are notoriously unreliable.

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What you forget about transfer values is that the fee w ham paid was for a player towards the end of his contract. If we bid for him its for a player near the start of his contract. You obviously have no idea about the economics of the game!!

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They "only" paid that because he only had 6 months left on his contract...

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Haha meant he lives in leeds you joker I like what you did with it tho! Think he would do ok has been around 18 goals a season last few seasons

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02 Aug 2012 14:22:38
forest are in talks with manchester city about the possibility of bring boyata to the city ground on a season long loan

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Would be a great signing, some youth alongside Collins.

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02 Aug 2012 14:07:19
ishmael bouzid and alilou have been released following trials with moussa and gillet expected to playon saturday

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Gillett has signed tonight 02/08/12

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02 Aug 2012 13:44:45
I see Paul Scharner is training with Eintracht Frankfurt. And Leeds are closing on Mackail-Smith, both according to Sky. Seems that the old problems are surfacing while trying to get hold of a 20-goal a season striker and adding to the threadbare defensive options.

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A bit of panic setting in here,we only need one more defender and we need wingers more than strikers,i'm not convinced by Mackail-Smith anyway good in leagues one and two but didn't do a lot last season and can't help wondering why Brighton want to sell .

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"old problems",give it a rest,we need more defence options first,but whoever comes or doesn't come we should all be getting behind SOD,the team and the new owners

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We need a right back, another centre back, one or two wingers and a striker would be very welcome but not essential.Can't see Forest doing much else in the transfer market. Same old story every year with Forest so frustrating! This time last year the squad looked better than it does now and we just managed to avoid relegation. Doesn't look promising.

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Sometimes i wonder what it takes to cheer people up....sign a few players, know there are more on the way (ok, i don't know, but very likely) and have owners who are sticking to their word and seem determined to get us to the premiership.....a few days without news and it's all doom and gloom. God knows what you'd be like after sex, probably burst into tears. {Ed034's Note - Lol

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SO'D expects a squad size of around 25 ! so i dont see many more signings especially when there will be loans offered after the prem squads are released ?

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02 Aug 2012 13:43:45
Forest hoping to sign Ivan Klasnic on a free transfer.

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We all hope of signing messi but that dosent look close yet

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Is he any better than what we have?

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Klasnic was good at Bolton, would be a great signing for the Championship.

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Bolton fans loved him! Great finisher & I think would work well with Dex.

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02 Aug 2012 13:42:52
Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson has revealed the club have turned down an offer from an unnamed club for Paul Taylor. Forest?

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Could be but id prefer sam baldock coz he is quality young and west ham have plenty up front

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Was just thinking that, could be

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Much rather have the lad from Southend. Looks a cracking prospect

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I spoke to a posh fan earlier, he reckons the bid was made by sheep. They bid as much as they can as the Steve Davies deal is dragging on.

Agent 279

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02 Aug 2012 12:30:54
Forest put 800k bid for Adam Hammill, after being told he can leave WW. Blackpool also interested.

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Good source. We have have had a bid for paul taylor of peterborough rejected. Good player, SOD is a big fan of his. I expect us to increase our bid and sign him as he is unhappy at posh.

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Sc is that steve cottrell

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Sounds like a SOD type player and was excellent before joining ww

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02 Aug 2012 11:30:37
Nothing in the media linking us to anyone since the signing of Harding, what's going on? SOD too busy trimming down the trialists? {Ed034's Note - In today's star we are linked with Kyle Bennett

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I see ssn are reporting that Leeds are close to signing makail-smith. I couldn't envisage Brighton selling him when the rumours were circulating he was coming our way, but their was obviously an element of truth there. At least the being available for transfer part

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Bennett would be a good signing

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Does it really make sense to ask "what's going on?" on a rumours site? have both faith and a little patience in the new management and owners. To date, they have made very astute moves to improve the squad and I#m sure they will continue to do so!

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Agree kyle bennett would be excellent signing, lets hope there's some truth in that rumour.

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02 Aug 2012 11:23:24
Simon Gillet has now joined Barnsley on trial {Ed034's Note - Yes and will be back for Saturdays game

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Have to say I can't really remember him standing out against us last year. However, wasn't he voted their player of the season last year? Albeit in a relegated side!

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02 Aug 2012 10:43:08
Dexter Blackstock fan page says that we have signed goalkeeper Khaled Alrashidi

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We have - subject to work permit.

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I think he will join but the source isnt reliable

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Thanks for the update but couldn't care less about another keeper really

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02 Aug 2012 09:55:27
Kris Boyd back to forest in shock loan move after falling out of favour at Portland Timbers

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I wish. We should have kept him last time.

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He wood be good he was a proper beast that could take a good penalty kick

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Hope so was decent for uss

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Should of bought him 2 seasons ago,excellent finisher

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Fallen out of favour? He's played every game for Portland Timbers so far in the 2012 MLS season! Unless they've suddenly had a massive disagreement with him I think we can ignore this one...

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No he hasn't, he scored 2x for them a couple of games ago....Next...

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He was never fit and looked overweight when at CG.

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I'd welcome him back... Not entirely sure what makes him a good player - but he just seemed to get goals when we needed them!

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02 Aug 2012 07:55:15
Apparently Fawaz has posted that we will bring in 2 players from Premier League. {Ed034's Note - None of his tweets say that. I copy and paste everyone onto google translate

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Hey ed, he did a few tweets yesterday, what were they about ?

pinxton

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Just seen Stephen Quinn o.s city ground !

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How many more sightings are we gonna get of players at the city ground. We've had Earnshaw, Hutton, Elokabi now this one.

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Looks like the tweets yesterday were more about the Kuwaiti players being offered contacts at Forest. Nothing so far about other signings where he tweets in english.

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KFFC Kuwait tweets that Fawaz DID tweet that 4 premier players and 2 others would be signed, but that he is not sure whether he was joking or not...

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Freeman told surplus to requirements

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Actually, yes he has said that (sorry Ed). I am an arabic speaker. He has written in Kuwaiti dialect so its hard to tell if he means players from the prem or players with prem experience, but he def said 4 + 2. The assumption being that the 4 refers to the players already in. {Ed034's Note - was it on his on posts??

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02 Aug 2012 16:31:08
Yes, Ed. I translated directly from his official twitter {Ed034's Note - so he posted this as a tweet??? was it in reply to a question from somebody, or was it an opening post???

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02 Aug 2012 01:25:06
Just looked on website that sod is targeting Kyle Bennett for £500,000 from Doncaster

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. Hall is the winger we're signing for 500k. NEXT! {Ed034's Note - I really hope so

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Are we not allowed to purchase 2 wingers

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What there isn't two wings?

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I know a few Donny season ticket holders and they tell me this lad is top quality. I've seen him a couple of times and i have to agree with them. Would be a cracking signing this lad, hope its true

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It isnt on the forest website its in the Daily Star. Its in the press talk section. Why do people twist things?

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U mean press talk on the forest website

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He'd be an excellent signing, quick, great feet and a good shot. One for now and the future.

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It doesn't say any where in the post that it was in the forest website just a website. Why does it even matter anyway? Does it give you pleasure correcting others mistakes?

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He was m.o.m against us away at Donny last year he is very very quick and will be a better acquisition than Ando was..

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01 Aug 2012 23:11:22
Beckford is on his way!!!!!1.8 mill get in

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So we're holding talks with Maynard (Apparently) and also getting Beckford?

Not too sure on that

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No thanks! Not exactly one for the dressing room moral. Too much in love with himself.

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Geddy and Miller will eat him alive if he's too full of himself lol....

I'd like our strikers to have a go now under a footballing manager.

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No way is Beckford worth 1.8 million!!

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Dont want him,festa reject {Ed034's Note - That's like saying we don't want pep/ads because he's a wolves reject

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Wasnt a wolves reject, he left after fighting with a long haired left winger at Wolves on the training pitch. {Ed034's Note - Im just pointing out most players that sign for other teams, are classed as rejects from the club they have joined from. He can still be classed as a reject, as they have chosen the long hairs ringer over him. I hope he joins because he's a good forward, can score goals and can win matches

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Please no

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01 Aug 2012 22:57:31
I was at the GB game tonight and I was in a pub having a drink and I over heard a few welsh lads saying that Cardiff have recieved 2 bids from Forest for 1. Craig Conway and 2. Anthony Gerrard

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I'd have Gerrard, just don't let him take any penalties haha

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