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10 Aug 2018 22:59:13
Hopefully Karanka has seen that Darikwa and Benny are the weak links at full back in the first two outings. If we are to improve them it is surely ta ta benny and ta ta darikwa

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11 Aug 2018 01:01:15
Weak link if any has been not been capatilising on our chances and dominance. Darikwa i agree has been our worst player, hesitant and gives the ball away. But benny is solid as he is always. Say ta ta to our player of the season last season have a word.

11 Aug 2018 04:38:14
Dont get why you are so down on Osborn. Terrific little player wherever he plays.

11 Aug 2018 07:51:32
Benny is no leftback. Always gives it his all but falls over too much and makes poor decisions. He was runing back to the goal line instead of attacking the danger when wba scored. Darikwa just not a rightback either. When you play 3 5 2 you might get away with these 2 but in a back four not a chance. Why is Robinson not playing???.

11 Aug 2018 08:15:37
Spot on Rutland, Osborn puts in a shift but he isn't a left back, he runs round like a little terrier snapping at people's heals but all to often gets found out of position. Is the old debate around, what position is his position? Most people will say attacking mid but as you will see as the season goes on when the Portuguese lads start to gel, he ain't much good at that either. Work rate 110%, substance very much lacking.

11 Aug 2018 08:46:47
Shows how dreadful we were last season for Osborn to win player of the season. Excellent point made about not taking chances. however , all successful teams need to also defend narrow leads which we are incapable of doing. I’m not sure what game you are watching if you can’t see That Osborn and darikwa are the weak links at full back, which doesn’t make Osborn a bad player by the way , it just means he’s no fullback. Whether there is a place for hi. In the team elsewhere nowadays is a seperate debate altogether. Like Brereton and Worral we may find benny is only going to be third choice this season.

11 Aug 2018 11:24:23
Not sure all the criticism of the full backs is warranted to be honest after just two games against two sides that have the potential to finish in the top 6 all players need a number of games under their belt before they hit top form

11 Aug 2018 12:09:28
Redmarsh - he played at lb for much of last season and he hasn't adapted to the position through the summer, still the same frailties.

11 Aug 2018 14:05:56
Far too much nonsense has been going on over the last 2-3 years regarding Benny. He's one of our best players, but I guess these people just don't want to give up.

11 Aug 2018 14:46:15
Well bsered this will be the season where both veiws are put to the sword - we really will find out if Osborn is the player we think he is now we have some better ones than before .

10 Aug 2018 21:31:35
Byram Season long loan done deal.

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10 Aug 2018 21:40:09
Get in! Really happy with these 2 signings. Also think by the end of the month Tomlin will be back.

10 Aug 2018 21:40:44
Good solid signing. Now for another striker please. And maybe Tomlin?

10 Aug 2018 21:49:47
It all about how badly Cardiff want rid,his pay rise has slowed things down i should think.

10 Aug 2018 21:50:01
Welcome Sam Byram top banana 🍌 just the guy we need on the right to get us promoted.
Stay fit and hope you have a long career at the City Ground ☝️

10 Aug 2018 22:40:57
S2T prem clubs have to name a 25 man squad. If he isn't part of it then I really do see it happening. They will want some of his wage gone.Several of our fringe players will also leave this month.

11 Aug 2018 08:19:03
Interesting that he was at the CG all day on deadline day. It still they couldn't get a deal over the line. Agent playing hard ball? Having been interested in him for so long, I can't believe the sticking point was the valuation as that would have been agreed weeks ago, so it must have been personal terms. We would have wanted him to take a drop on his current 30k per week which I'm assuming wouldn't be to his liking. Hoping we get to the Prem and then can afford his wages?

11 Aug 2018 10:06:06
God please not Tomlin were done now just concentrate on shifting some out of loan or tear contacts up either way we need em gone

10 Aug 2018 18:19:39
Peterborough's owner has said he is irked that the club only wanted Cummings out on loan.

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10 Aug 2018 18:54:49
I don't know about you Stags,but he irks me with his incessant jibber jabber!

10 Aug 2018 18:59:49
Sgetty, i agree, but his clubs fans love him.

10 Aug 2018 19:08:15
Not as much as he loves himself

11 Aug 2018 04:41:44
Dont think we will see Cummings at Forest again

11 Aug 2018 08:20:04
If he scores 25 goals this season, doesn't that mean he's worth 6m like Marriott?

10 Aug 2018 16:45:38
According to Paul Taylor at The Post, Byram was at the ground all yesterday and wanted to sign, but West Ham want a sale not a loan, so unless there is movement on both sides it might not happen.

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10 Aug 2018 16:55:03
He's there 3rd voice right back. How much is he worth bearing in mind he's had a few injurys aswel.
I'd say 2m tops

10 Aug 2018 17:12:50
It's looking like a loan with option to buy.

10 Aug 2018 20:06:19
Sgetty if it is a loan then it won't be an option to buy but buy at the end of the loan period if WHU want a sale.

10 Aug 2018 20:38:30
I know that Red_Dog. I should have worded my post a bit better.I don't like to be ambiguous as a rule.

10 Aug 2018 20:41:52
I'm guessing they won't his contract running down and then going for next to nothing, loan till Jan then buy if he does ok would suit both clubs imo as with his injuries he is a risk for any club

10 Aug 2018 22:27:57
Sgetty not a problem fellow Tricky Tree although there is no mention of buying him on the WWW :)

09 Aug 2018 23:58:05
Didn't Sam Byram play up at Leeds when he wanted a big money move?
I'd personally drop any interest in him as it seems more about money than anything.
Think he'll be trouble

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10 Aug 2018 06:17:11
FF if that's the do we need a player with a bad attitude?
I'd say no.

10 Aug 2018 07:18:50
Wonder if forest do there home work on players like clough and taylor did they would follow players around looking at there life style drinking habits etc i think they don't nowdays just thinking !!

10 Aug 2018 15:57:03
Must be a quiet day if were just making stuff up about people now, quality.

Hope he comes as will be a strong addition.

10 Aug 2018 16:09:28
Its clear we didn't want him on a perm just yet. We are looking at a loan with a view to buy. They were hoping to get rid before the deadline (thats why they dropped boro's name in to pressure us) We will get him on loan, he wants to come to us!

10 Aug 2018 18:44:50
Why do you all instantly think it's about the players demands?

West Ham have blown over £100m in transfers and listed the players they wanted rid of which included Byram. They seem very good at paying over the odds and need to recoup as much of the cash as possible.

West Ham would have been hanging out to the last minute for a big fee we will have made our bid and clearly no one else came in to top it.

AK has clearly got the player on side to do the loan deal so this should go through probably with an option to buy unless West Ham are still playing silly beggars over a fee?

10 Aug 2018 18:46:52
I now see that Sam Byram was at the City Ground yesterday waiting for West Ham to sanction a permanent move. As predicted they were looking for top dollar and Forest did not bite so a loan deal will now get done.

Just shows it's not always the player "being greedy" AK had done his homework and the guy wants to come. Get your knives out to Mistress Brady and her 2 minders instead!

10 Aug 2018 19:14:54
Once again showing that we will not be dictated to.

09 Aug 2018 19:22:40
Just looking at all championship teams transfer/ loans. None of them scare me.
Got to say we've bought very well and had a fantastic window.
I would like us to sign byram. As darikwa isn't the answer.
So long as they all gel quickly.
We should be pushing comfortably top 6.
Maybe see where we are at in January. Sure our owners will spend if we doing well to take us towards automatic promotion.

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09 Aug 2018 20:38:56
I think Middlesborough have spent (and sold) wisely. They're the ones to beat IMO.

09 Aug 2018 20:47:15
Red always i agree with a lot of what you have put but as you have said it yourself about us, it is if players gel. On paper players can look average but it is how they gel that makes the difference so do not be too quick to condemn other teams. I feel as long as the Forest players have the right attitude we could be fighting it out for promotion in some form this season.

09 Aug 2018 22:17:09
Looking at the way we played on Tuesday I would say we are well on the way to gelling
Good times ahead I hope

10 Aug 2018 01:08:58
The one thing that impressed me the most Tuesday is every player works so hard to get the ball back out of possession which we can't say we have seen that with previous squads we have had u can just tell the effort and commitment from every player is there and that's what u need

10 Aug 2018 13:21:02
I’m of the opinion we might be going to 3 at the back. The only issue is who do we drop for the CB? I’d say drop a DM and go 3331. I’d be a lot more comfortable with Darikwa and Osborn if they didn’t have to worry about defending as much.

09 Aug 2018 18:19:44
Window has closed so we have not lost any we value. Looking forward to a couple more loans.

Noticed Leeds for all their huffing and puffing signed no-one else and will be chasing loans to complete their squad and get a few more out. So hopefully they will not be there at the business end and suffer burn out?

Looking like a bit of loan churning at West Brom and Swansea which should weaken them.

Villa and Boro seem to have done some decent business.

Stoke not done too muchso we will find out if Rowett is any good?

Direby have bought sloppy seconds and loans on mates rates so Lambpoo is going to find the going tough.

Let the games begin!


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09 Aug 2018 19:04:56
Looking like a bit of loan churning, so should weaken them, will we not be getting a loan, or loans?

09 Aug 2018 19:32:32
Derby won’t be as bad as you hope red. Think we need to get our own show on the road before we gloat too much about them

09 Aug 2018 20:40:14
2star, it will start on Saturday.

09 Aug 2018 22:58:50
Time for the talking to stop from karanka.
He needs to start winning games and fast,the bottom line is he's won just five of twenty three games for us,enjoyed every minute against WBA and they are a good side,but it's wins that are required, no excuses for not getting three points Saturday,anything less and the pressure will start to mount on him, confident he'll get the three points if we perform anywhere near the level we did Tuesday.

09 Aug 2018 23:16:09
Yep - them stats ain’t good .

09 Aug 2018 23:16:18
Ff why are you mentioning results from last season? The players he bought in in January were not match fit and were having to learn Aitor's way of doing things while playing competitive football.

He has had a pre season to get over his ideas without worrying about the Championship, although it is two games and two draws both teams we faced were considered likely to be challenging for at the top six at the start of the season.

There have been times when we looked a possible top six side in both games. Results should only be considered from season, i'm sure that is the way the club sees it as well.

09 Aug 2018 23:46:26
Stag it's a cop out to think like you mate,it's a result industry and he hasn't been getting those results.
Plenty of managers take over a club and don't spend anything and turn it around.
Bristol won't be anywhere near the playoffs this time around they've lost their best players, but I expect WBA to be up there.
He's got two new teams now and i like the way we played and have said so,but we have to beat the likes of reading at home, it's as simple as that or Mendes will use his replacement,that's football.

10 Aug 2018 00:17:32
2star. Keogh is still their centre half. No way they will be better than last season. Not gloating just looking at the runners and riders and we are in a big tussle but we look good to be in the pack come May.

10 Aug 2018 02:20:25
It is a results based industry, and you think WBA will be up there ff. They lost to Bolton at Home. Oh the pressure on their manager. 😁

10 Aug 2018 08:51:49
Oh, damn the window! I was waiting for a Fawaz tweet or even better a Billy Davies transfer rant about the transfer panel.

Happy days :)

10 Aug 2018 18:45:23
The phonebox has been dismantled from outside the City Ground, the eye testing equipment replaced, magic carpet mothballed and no-one at the club thinks they can walk on water!

Happy Days indeed

09 Aug 2018 16:22:11
£5mm bid for Brereton from Blackburn - Source: Skysports.

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09 Aug 2018 16:29:51
Bit stingy would hold out for more

09 Aug 2018 17:17:07
I don't think we should sell him.

09 Aug 2018 17:32:12
No statement saying it has been rejected. Is 5m about his money? I think it probably is tbh.

09 Aug 2018 18:01:33
I wouldn't sell. Unless we were bringing in another forward of quality. Even then I'd want 5m plus 20% sell on fee
Plus another 2m after set apps and goals.

09 Aug 2018 18:46:24
First name on the Forest team sheet v Blackburn
Ben Brereton.
Result Forest 3 v Blackburn 0
Brereton hatrick ,header,left and right foot. Withdrawn after 60 minutes

09 Aug 2018 18:19:27
Snap their hands off! Quick!

09 Aug 2018 18:55:32
Slap 10 million on him, that'll see the bidders off.

09 Aug 2018 23:17:15
But then we will be stuck with him ?

10 Aug 2018 08:14:49
His potential asking price will increase during the course of the season.

09 Aug 2018 16:07:02
Hefele done deal on bbc site. Undisclosed fee

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09 Aug 2018 17:03:21
Great news. Come on Byram and/or Mings

09 Aug 2018 17:16:41
Redinexile we are all going to have to wait until August 31s then it might not be him.

09 Aug 2018 19:56:41
S2T, spot on. I can see a number of PL loans to the Championship, there are a lot of bloated squads - especially Everton.😖 We haven't shifted enough dead wood either, so sales abroad or lower league loans? I think a few of them fancy their contracts being paid up and being free agents. If not, how many over age can we play in U-23's games?😁

09 Aug 2018 23:36:15
I think Byram will be in next week. West Ham were waiting to see if someone came in to buy him. Loan with an option to buy as when fully fit this guy is top drawer ?

09 Aug 2018 13:09:41
Phil Cadden has said Forest, Swansea, and Cardiff are after Andy King on loan.

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09 Aug 2018 14:35:27
Back up for the deep play making role? If gued gets injured we might struggle.


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