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09 Feb 2019 12:48:40
Today's clash with Brentford will tell us whether Martin and Roy are going to hit the ground running and keep us in contention.

The team set up as much as the selections will be key. Brentford hammered Blackburn who tweaked their 4-4-2 system to 4-1-4 -1 and still got over - run in midfield and out wide.

4-2-3-1 has served us well against the better teams and bearing in mind our problems at centre back gives us a better platform today than 4-3-3 which would be a very brave call.

Yacoub needs to be in to provide protection in front of the back 4, Carvalho to keep us on the front foot, no fudging with Benny at left back and plenty of legs in midfield?

Heart hopes a Forest win but head says 3-3 with a patched up defence?


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09 Feb 2019 13:26:33
We won't score 3. 1-3 Brentford.๐Ÿ˜

09 Feb 2019 17:41:25
Scouse me duck,we won oh ye of little faith.
Martin is learning about the squad he inherited and took what redinexile said on board,then ignored it and won the game.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

09 Feb 2019 18:09:22
I am and yet to be convinced. 31% possession at home and you want entertainment?

09 Feb 2019 18:15:12
So no Jacob, Benny at left back and no Carvalho! Bingo! 2-1.

If Grabban hadnt missed so many penalties we'd be in the play-offs now.

Just saying.

09 Feb 2019 18:37:14
If we hadn't 'changed' managers we would be too. Frustrating because those lost points are going to cost us.

09 Feb 2019 18:42:01
Its called a learning process Scouse,
He's inherited a top heay squad of under achievers with ill disisipline if you had watched and not looked at the possession stats you would see we defended really well and could and should have scored more.
He's learning and will sort this lot out.
Rome wasn't built in a day,you'll enjoy soon my friend,its just Martin's pre season.
Be a lot of outgoing come the summer.
But he's giving every one a chance to prove they are worth the privilege of wearing the shirt.
50% win rate after four games

09 Feb 2019 18:46:59
Finished article by April then? Boro at home my next chance for some entertainment.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

09 Feb 2019 18:39:22
Well done Martin, Roy and the team for getting us back on track. Good to see the tried and tested system against one of the better teams. Should have had my 3 goals but really pleased the head was over-ruled by the heart today.

Just goes to show having picked different personnel in key areas of the park the "Victor crap" list is perhaps not as long as he makes out?

Onward & Upward

PS And yes I was wearing them today during the game whilst out and about!


09 Feb 2019 19:30:49
I know it was windy today but redinexile is a total blow job.
So you weren't wearing the lucky red ones last week then?
I'd say keep em on,they are undefeated after all .๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

09 Feb 2019 19:32:54
Fickle fans eh? Make your minds up are they all dross to clear out or a competitive squad needing a 'better' manager to get the best out of them?

09 Feb 2019 19:36:06
ScouseRed? Hahahahaha. You're making yorself look rather silly mate.

Krankie was getting it wrong. Yates was a much better option today that Carvalho. MON is the man!

Give the boss some credit.

09 Feb 2019 19:36:43
Well done the management team. Mr motivator and the professor are winners!

Long live King Martin!

09 Feb 2019 19:39:37
The lost pts that we lost under karanka by drawing all the time lol your statement makes no sense scousered

09 Feb 2019 20:14:58
From Ipswich to when he was walking. Those points.๐Ÿ˜

09 Feb 2019 20:40:36
Karanka has gone and won't get another job in this country,get over it

09 Feb 2019 21:22:08
Again, missing the point. The change is the problem, not who was in charge or any dislike of MON (as if). The opportunity of top 6 became even more difficult with the timing of the upheaval at the club. If we are galvanised by MON/RK and achieve a top 6 finish, I will be as ecstatic as every Forest fan. I just have a nagging doubt that we've shot ourselves in the foot. Give me 3 or 4 wins on the bounce and my faith in the owners will be restored. Top 6 at the end of the season and the change was the right decision, anything less and we'll never know if it was a bad one.

09 Feb 2019 22:18:38
Scouse we were never going up with this squad,its just quantity.
Martin has tried different personell and tactics,today I think he got it right,sometimes not pretty,but we looked strong defensively and when we attacked we did so with purpose.
THE owners have paid a lot of money for something that is nothing more than a brand and is worth absolutely nothing.
We have to be grateful that they have spent silly money buying nothing and then spent millions on players,the one thing they haven't got right was appointing the right manager,personally think they have now.
I've enjoyed my day,couldn't give a toss what the stats say other than forest 2 Brentford 1.
I also said I don't believe in bogey teams and I was confident enough to pre order the bottle of red for my journey home on the train.
Happy day all round๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท

09 Feb 2019 22:48:56
I'll drink to that ๐Ÿ‘. Agree, promoted no but top 6 in an average year was achievable and is still possible. For the record, you can shove your possession and 'controlling the game' bs, a win is a win and I'll take the 3 points everyday. FTID.

09 Feb 2019 23:28:23
Victor You order a bottle of red win lose or draw which is why you are all over the place with your pronouncements! ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคฎ
Get well soon?

09 Feb 2019 23:32:28
Victor is setting himself up for a bit of bare arsing when AK comes back to haunt him? ๐Ÿคก๐Ÿšฝ

10 Feb 2019 01:01:58
Wins a win,not pretty but who really cares,nice 3 points ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸผFf79 thought it would be a bottle of Rose to go with those new glasses youโ€™ve been wearing last few weeks?
Through a straw obviously as those hands must be sore from all that happy clapping ๐Ÿ˜‚ enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰

10 Feb 2019 02:49:32
Don't think you're off the hook Redinexile. Your Opening post was a load of nonsense bud. Just saying again :P

10 Feb 2019 11:37:10
I see RIE can not let AK go, he has had a go at others for the same thing, then turns around mentions his idol once again.

11 Feb 2019 22:35:36
LC when are you going to grow out of short trousers and learn to read?๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

07 Feb 2019 16:52:18
Joe Lolley has signed a new 4 a d a half year contract. Happy days

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07 Feb 2019 17:20:46
My first thought was when Villa come in for him in the summer - we will get more money. Am I being to sceptical?

07 Feb 2019 18:12:02
Yeah a little mate but that's how it seems to work. Read a report that MON is rewarding him for his efforts and is hoping other players follow suit. Money talks so let's hope some of the others up their game to try and earn a new deal

07 Feb 2019 18:14:40
It all points to trying to increase his value.

07 Feb 2019 18:17:22
Exactly what I was thinking,who knows what will happen but hope he stays

07 Feb 2019 18:18:35
Might have a buy out clause like Britt??

07 Feb 2019 20:14:17
Well if Joe deserves more lolley
Does that mean that pants deserves jack? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Bet lewis is ready to grab some and Matty would like to cash in?๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

07 Feb 2019 20:21:25
Well we certainly have a team of backroom staff that is big enough to cover every eventuality as far as contracts are concerned.

08 Feb 2019 10:08:12
Let's hope Villa continue to balls up. If they stay in the Championship, I think Lolley will stay with Forest. If Grealish is sold, they may spend some of the money. I know their gates are bigger but surely FFP must be close?

10 Feb 2019 04:45:13
As long as we get a decent fee - got to be realistic.

06 Feb 2019 12:43:28
Where was this Billy Davis rumour seen.

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06 Feb 2019 17:53:18
Somewhere nobody should ever be looking - in the darkest deepest hole where prince billy sits laughing at people still mentioning his name in the same breath as our great club. My therapy was going so well until someone mentioned him ๐Ÿ˜ก

06 Feb 2019 18:00:13
From Kelvin Wilson. Another player we signed who was injury prone. We never learn.

06 Feb 2019 18:05:19
2tone I don't normally comment on here, but yes Billy Davies was a bit of a handfull behind the scenes, but he is still in the last few years the only manager who has had us playing exciting attacking football and nearly got us to the prem, that you have to admit.
And I am also admit it a big fan of his, sorry but everybody can voice there opinion if you like it or not, thankyou

06 Feb 2019 18:23:24
Yeah he nearly got us promoted twice - a good manager wouldnโ€™t have lost both of the big games needed to get us to the promised land. Best recent performances consistently from the period when he was in charge but that doesnโ€™t mean much - look what trash we are comparing him too. He was a loser not a winner and certainly no king . Just my opinion and a few on here will know itโ€™s only a bit of banter with me regarding prince billy ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ‘

07 Feb 2019 00:50:27
King Billy was the best coach we have had since Cloughie (exceptions maybe Paul Hart and Sean O'Driscoll). It's a shame his PR dept let him down :D

07 Feb 2019 10:02:44
2tone maybe we could swap billy for Martin and leave Keane as is assistant that would be a dream team wouldnโ€™t it ๐Ÿ˜

07 Feb 2019 13:40:57
Had to laugh about Billy being best since clough or only forgot about basset and Frank Clark both had the dirty done on them by flogging best players from under them.

07 Feb 2019 15:26:41
Are we not still paying him money in compensation?

07 Feb 2019 15:47:25
Davis would probably got us up if backed when we were 2nd in the league in Jan in his 1st spell .
In his last Jan window he had some right rubbish imposed on him .
Yes he was a loose cannon but nobody can deny his football was good ,have a poor first half second half guaranteed to be vast improvement .
As a man needed to be controlled to see the best of him but sadly didn,t always happen.
Would I ever have him back?
Under the right conditions Yes.

07 Feb 2019 16:49:59
Dan don't forget Psycho had two of his best players sold and then loaned back to him without his knowledge.

07 Feb 2019 17:03:03
Iโ€™d have him back, but only to dress up as the mascot and let the ball boys and girls fire balls at him ๐Ÿคฃ

07 Feb 2019 17:13:38
No chance of getting Davies back, we'd have to take our place at the back of the long, long queue of clubs trying to sign him.LOL

07 Feb 2019 21:13:52
2tone mascot sounds good. Dress him up as a sheep and send him along the Brian Clough Way.

08 Feb 2019 10:14:33
I can only advise and recommend not to ever let him near our club again. His attitude second time around was simply poisonous to a football club.

08 Feb 2019 18:22:42
I was joking about Billy's PR department by the way. Billy had media management issues but was a good coach.

I don't know why but sometimes I feel like people think everything I say is serious. Tongue in cheek and all that.

05 Feb 2019 12:51:52
Soudani out for the rest of the season. We do seem to pick up duds.

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05 Feb 2019 13:21:18
Utter waste. He never looked fit

05 Feb 2019 15:48:40
Worse still he never looked any good

05 Feb 2019 16:34:53
Said it before and Iโ€™ll say it again, couldโ€™ve got Jack Marriot for the same transfer fee. Albeit Marriot rising to ยฃ6m dependant on appearances, goals etc; but he is into double figures goals wise, plays every game and never stops running and chasing down. Soudani is a dud, spends most of his time on the injured list and is a waste of money.
Another duff signing.

05 Feb 2019 17:19:13
So are we blaming this one on Team Marinakis or Aitor Karanka?

C'mon chaps, gimme a thumbs down if AK is to blame again, I like to be kept in the loop on this blame game.

05 Feb 2019 19:55:48
I'd say he wanted him as he tried to get him in the Jan window along with Dawson.
You've got to admit mate he is crap,one and a half millions worth as well.
THE point your missing is that karanka wanted so many out the door without giving a chance to most.
He got a superb performance out of the players he inherited against wolves so wholesale changes in the worst transfee window was not the answer,lolley being the only exception even with all his new additions he set a record that I doubt will be beaten for not scoring,his legacy is I'm afraid going to cost us,we can't be far off ffp now.

05 Feb 2019 21:40:44
Some of the duff signings were an act of sheer petulance after the Preston game which then became a grudge in the Summer. I still think the club signed the players but karanka probably insisted he wanted new players to replace all of those he bore a grudge against. Reality is most of them are worse than what we had before . Lord , what a mess again.

05 Feb 2019 21:50:33
2 star you've just landed on my planet.welcome ๐Ÿ‘

05 Feb 2019 23:01:16
After he spent 13.5 mill on carvalho everyone doubled there asking price when we showed interest, that deal should if been kept quiter, we were offered Marriott at 7 mill derby paid 3 mill plus add one same with bamford I'm sure I remember 14 mill being the price we were asked for yet he went to Leeds for 7 mill paying way over the odds for carvalho for everyone to see made your transfer business nearly impossible

06 Feb 2019 09:38:44
And where pray are these "culled" players plying their trade now?๐Ÿค”
Just think where we would be with them now?๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฃ

06 Feb 2019 10:34:07
Same place as we are now๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

06 Feb 2019 10:48:17
It is interesting to watch people who were so utterly convinced we were moving forwards with AK now deciding the club is in a mess and making a lot of poor signings.

If we were making such great progress how come suddenly the same squad with players added (apart from Fox) is a bunch of "duds"?

06 Feb 2019 11:48:38
I was thinking the rc

07 Feb 2019 13:47:48
Ain't it all down to the players not performing last time I looked they are the ones on the pitch problem is the players they know their safe and its the manager who'll get the sack fare enough manager sets them up and provides the tactics but they have to show so character and some passion.

04 Feb 2019 18:49:54
Missed a loan. Jordon Wright on loan to Grantham till the end of the season. Have lost count of loaners now.

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04 Feb 2019 19:27:05
Just check all your posts you will soon catch up with yourself.

03 Feb 2019 13:22:14
Brentford up next. If we play 4-4-2 against them and no Carvalho then we will be on the wrong end of a hiding. as they will just play through our lines.

We will have to match them up and get our high tempo passing and closing game going and make sure we take our chances?

Martin and Roy need to get this one right!


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03 Feb 2019 14:38:59
Another defeat I'm afraid. They looked lost when Smith went to Villa but are back playing the football we can't deal with. Happy to be proven wrong but not expecting to be.๐Ÿ˜

03 Feb 2019 20:16:52
Yes scouse another defeat lol doom and gloom Iโ€™m afraid doom and gloom no different to what we would of expected off the last man who done a runner ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

03 Feb 2019 21:04:30
Better phone the city ground quick then red,best get the tactics right.๐Ÿค”

03 Feb 2019 22:31:53
I know letโ€™s play the krankie way run forest run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ lol

03 Feb 2019 22:47:52
Well you're the one that believed in miracles at Brum? So all I'm doing is trying to do is to state reality in the hope the penny drops and you do not revert to Victor Meldrew anytime soon!๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚

04 Feb 2019 09:51:41
There seems to be a lot more victor meldrews on here at the minute red itโ€™s like reading dear Deidre ie example. Dear Deidre 3 weeks ago the love of my life left me i woke up and he done one . Hi have a new man called Martin in my life now itโ€™s early days but I just canโ€™t see it being the same should I give him a chance . Deidries reply the bloke done one get over your self and get over that waste of space and give the new bloke a chance lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

04 Feb 2019 15:20:00
ooh the irony and hypocrisy of some on here, I'm sure people just forget what they said when we had Karanka come in, so funny.

04 Feb 2019 17:32:00
Skegs. .just like a Mills and Boon novel๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

04 Feb 2019 20:05:52
Well statetheobvios,you can't be accused of irony or hypocrisy,as you don't actually post a topic in the first place?๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Just saying

05 Feb 2019 07:16:27
Most people want to give the new management team a chance. Sadly though it's 20 years too late in my opinion. Another hero(s) who will become a zero(s) aka SP. Hopefully they'll totally prove me wrong!

05 Feb 2019 14:26:11
Red dog Pearce as never been a zero in my book he still lives and breathes forest till this day he tried management and failed but will always be a forest legend as Martin will be fail or not

02 Feb 2019 21:24:13
Have a little more faith!

When the going gets tough the tough get going!

We've had wretched luck with our centre backs and without a settled pairing you cannot expect consistency.

The successful teams have a settled pattern of play Martins problem is trying to make changes in formation whilst shuffling defenders.

We have got some quality replacements in to take us forward

We can afford to lose one win one for a few games to get it right and then we need a strong finish as this season is going to the wire!

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02 Feb 2019 22:11:42
Well said red,much better than your Shakespeare.
To be honest I wouldn't want the responsibility of trying to shuffle that lot at the back.
Sir Brian always said build from the back,we just seem to be signing anyone in that department as long as they are free.

03 Feb 2019 02:16:41
RIE when you say we have some quality replacements what do you base that on? To me they look like a couple of freebies that were available because we havenโ€™t got or didnโ€™t want to spend any money.

03 Feb 2019 06:13:32
Good post red

03 Feb 2019 09:06:16
Have a little faith in what red? As it stands now tell me anything thatโ€™s any different from the repeat cycles of recent times.? Dreadful luck with injuries and bizarre signings of foreign freebies. Has beens and never will beโ€™s. Weโ€™ve even gone down the doughty route of letting contracts run down when we could of got money for them, by that I genuinely canโ€™t see Osborn resigning in the summer, for that reason we shouldโ€™ve cashed in. O Neil gets my full backing but the club overall seems to cover the same old ground over and over again. Our back four is woeful. Bonatini is a signing with potential though.

03 Feb 2019 10:36:05
The definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting a different outcome.

03 Feb 2019 11:48:55
For sure Chim - couldnโ€™t agree more .

03 Feb 2019 12:22:32
The definition of madness is believing that we will get to the promised land with this bunch of loanees, out of contract players who have tie to the club and nom desire to see it succeed

03 Feb 2019 17:32:48
When the going gets tough,
The tough get going?
But we ainโ€™t tough so we wonโ€™t get going.
The only place that we will be going is down the table.

03 Feb 2019 20:27:44
"I've got something to tell you. I've got something to say".Roy Keane at training tomorrow!

04 Feb 2019 03:49:10
Should gave krankie till the end of the season then got oneal in that way he'd have had a full preseason to prep the team

04 Feb 2019 14:32:22
Dan, he has longer to prep the team for next season if he is here now! Krankie wasn't taking us up this season so the owners gave O'Neil longer. Surely that is obvious?

02 Feb 2019 21:22:21
No one has a crystal ball to see how the team will do under Martin and Roy for the rest of the season.

They may or may not improve the team but i have seen complaints about the football being hoof ball, and the two of them being dinosaurs

Both of those can be thrown at Warnock but it works for him, that off course does not guarantee it will work for our two.

Three games in and some are writing off Martin and Roy as far being being successful, yet when the owners past and present have been so impatient and have sacked managers too early many complained about losing yet another manager.

Whatever way you think about AK's departure he should have left sooner if he walked, and should have been pushed earlier if given the old heave ho.

At the end of the day too many managers have been brought in out of panic and by public demand.

I'm surprised how quickly people have turned on a Forest legend, we may not like the brand of football but come on give the management a chance.

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04 Feb 2019 15:24:08
LC, a lot of people on here have no patience, sadly that never going to change.

Fortunately their views are not a true representation of all the Forest Faithful.

02 Feb 2019 21:18:40
It would appear the Tunisian centre half had a bad game, but fans should remember he has a fractured bone in his skull, and if we were not short of centre halves he would not have played. Also fans must remember that all the teams the present manager has managed, none have played attacking, entertaining football. The last team he managed are a prime example.

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01 Feb 2019 22:59:50
Anyone would think we lost to Wigan?

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02 Feb 2019 11:27:14
He's ran of to grettna green with krankie. ๐Ÿ˜˜

02 Feb 2019 12:44:10
Sutton and Krankie sitting in a tree k I s s I n g. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

02 Feb 2019 14:21:48
You just cannot get away from the stench of stale bread with these sad comedians!

Just killing time winding up the forum before you get your knives out on the new management team?๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช

02 Feb 2019 14:30:44
Not me red I'm happy with the new management,beats your mate.๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

02 Feb 2019 15:07:07
Ran off to Gretna Green with Karanka only to be turned away as all forest fans and ex managers are barred . Something about someone called warburton and a forest fan arriving there last year and being rumbled in the bushes, in very compromising positions post ceremony. FF79 - 10?๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

02 Feb 2019 17:02:41
I think Sutton will be making an appearance soon after todayโ€™s performance.

02 Feb 2019 17:55:45
Guys,I actually got married in 1997 at Gretna Green!!!
We stayed at The Lovers Leap chalet bungalows.
(My mates running about shouting "Hi-De- Hi!!")
My Brother in Law has always maintained "Rogie,your wedding day has to this day been the best I've ever been at"
My wife pulling pints behind the bar ( the wee bar maid gave up!!)
I actually arrived at the WRONG part of the complex!!!
Her Dad always laughs when he reminds me when he says "I'll never forget the look on your face when you realised you were at the wrong part of the complex!!!
We all ran down the road with our Top Hats and Tails,the usher,best man,mates etc. he said we "looked like one of the end scene's you got at the end of The Benny Hill Show!!"
Anyway we got married over The Anvil Of The Marriage's. were the Minister proclaimed "I now prrrronounce Yee man and wife!!"
And struck The Anvil "Ting!!!!"
Still together 22 yrs later. fantastic memories.

02 Feb 2019 18:39:14
Nowt to do with me 2 star I was busy in my spacecraft as usual,remember?

02 Feb 2019 20:41:16
Rogie,have you ever thought about doing your autobiography mate? I think that you could earn a few quid(sorry Euro's)!


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