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05 Apr 2018 10:04:51
Fox given new 1 year contract. Makes sense but looks as if Dawson a non-starter if we buy Figgsy.

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05 Apr 2018 10:13:36
To be fair figgsy is younger by a country mile,how long does Dawson have left in the tank?

05 Apr 2018 10:57:09
Figueiredo is a must for me

05 Apr 2018 13:03:07
Really glad it's just for one year. Now let's see if his form continues now he's got his contract.

05 Apr 2018 19:09:19
What's the situation regarding Fuentes? Could he be given a go between now and end of season.

06 Apr 2018 20:35:36
I did read somewhere that we had an auto buy clause if he played so many games, and that he could hit that figure before the end of the season

03 Apr 2018 22:58:01
2 star we have a manager who has won three out of 14 games failed to score in nine of them and people on here ate doing cartwheels about what a great manager.
Don't get the hype about him at all.
Warbo had a better win rate in his last 14 games and got sacked.
Another nil nil on Saturday two boring tactician will see to that.
Forgot my pass word so new name but same me.

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04 Apr 2018 09:53:04
The difference now to when warbo was here is the fact we are more organised, we don't have as many light weight players, we have a manage who has a plan B and knows what he's doing. Am happy to see a nil nil better than losing and conceding 3 goals every game as i said when he got the job he is a rich mans dougie.

04 Apr 2018 10:10:29
FF, welcome back. As to the question of AK being the answer to all of Forest's problems? Yes the jury is still out. Is he the best fit for Forest at the moment, given the shambles we've been in? Personally I think yes. The acid test will be when a poor run occurs, will the owners pull the trigger? If the fans don't disappear, he'll be relatively safe. I hope he's still in charge, this time next year.

04 Apr 2018 11:23:27
Lower bc I never enjoy watching any nil nil might as well not play the game if it's approached in that spirit?

04 Apr 2018 12:51:46
Not all games ending 0-0 aren’t good to watch what we all want to see are players committed to the team 100 percent effort obviously good football and efforts on goal
Missed chances woodwork ect are part of the game
I think we are getting there step by step

04 Apr 2018 14:58:24
Karankas crap sack him he's Dougie bloody freedman in disguise

04 Apr 2018 17:41:44
Bring back prince billy 😂

04 Apr 2018 20:57:58
FF79, it’s been a while ! is your post a response to a post from me?

04 Apr 2018 21:14:11
Yes 2 star it was meant to go on banter after you saying ball needs to roll into the met,which it does need to start doing.
Just feel fans are getting carried away by thinking Karanka is the one and it's just a matter of signing a striker and things will be ok?.
More too it than that,you have to create the chances for a striker to score and were not doing that.

04 Apr 2018 21:35:16
Spot on pal, I thought it was linked to that one - it made sense. Goals are needed badly, very badly.

04 Apr 2018 21:36:12
Where have ya been hiding anyway ?

04 Apr 2018 21:59:57
Round at UTFs ?

04 Apr 2018 22:28:49
Things are changing from the top and all the way down through the club. Results will improve .Goals will come . We shall prevail.We are NOTTINGHAM FOREST ! !

05 Apr 2018 19:43:43
We'll said mate!!

05 Apr 2018 22:05:34
Just when you think the Foremoaners have been put back in their box a nother one pop's back up?
I guess this will go with the territory for the rest of the season whilst AK sorts out the rest of who stays and goes before putting his promotion challenging squad together for next season.
Karanka is a proven winner and will get a great reception at the Riverside on Saturday.
Onward and Upward.

06 Apr 2018 11:28:39
Garcia "Quit" Olympiacos. Marinakis again showing that he is not prepared to settle for mediocrity. And neither it seems is AK.Money will be spent wisely. It's just a case of how much will be made available.

06 Apr 2018 12:28:57
Karanka had better get some wins behind him then,with marinakis record with managers,he won't last long if our win record doesn't improve.
Can't see him throwing much money at it,already committed to spending 2 million on tobias and he's gave him a fair bit to bring in players last transfer window,loans or free maybe,but they don't come cheap.
Will take a massive clearout first before signings,the squad is far to big as it is and most are under contract.
Ffp has to be kept in order,so it's going to take some wheeling and dealing,there won't be no Stella signings that's for sure.

06 Apr 2018 14:08:18
He could start looking at 'keepers. 5 at the moment.

02 Apr 2018 21:44:47
Great comments by Karanka on Ben Osborn. How refreshing to have a manager who recognises talent and is prepared to develop the player by playing him outside his comfort zone?

We have all criticised BO for his one dimensional play in midfield but playing him further back teaches him the bigger picture to develop his game. Has done the same with Danny Fox who can pick a pass and play the ball out.

We now have aproper man manager who his confident in his own ability to get results unlike the Fantasy Fawaz era where managers always played safe or opted for so called"stella"?

Our 2018/ 19 pre-season started after Preston so watch out Forest are Back!

Onward and Upward.

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03 Apr 2018 11:19:52
Nice positive post rie, unlike that comment by blidred re cash

03 Apr 2018 13:23:05
Yes, would agree with that red, but with the caveat that there is still some rebuilding required. Most obviously we lack attacking options and that's goal scoring and creating. I fully expect AK to address that in the Summer, and our aim could be for a top 6 finish.

28 Mar 2018 20:34:24
I was a worried when the NP printed that we have injuries to three key players
Instantly I thought hope it's not Colback Tomlin Tobias Lolley our new captain ect but no 2 out of the 3 were Dowell and Murphy
What a relief! Shows how far we have come in just a short time
Although Cash will be missed.

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28 Mar 2018 20:40:18
cash will not be missed.the more games he misses the better chance of a win for the and crap go together.

28 Mar 2018 21:35:59
Ha ha agreed. Murphy injured again. What’s the point?? He could be our new Matty fryatt!

29 Mar 2018 02:30:23
Cash is a good young player full of energy and desire, don't get where your coming from there Blidred.

I'll miss you Cashy:)

29 Mar 2018 10:50:30
That's the spirit blid let's pick on another youngster and really boost his confidence??

29 Mar 2018 11:25:20
Why do some people on this site get a perverse pleasure in knocking our young players. Do they not realise that all it does is drain the confidence from the youngsters. If you think they do not read these insane comments then think again. Cash has been played by the manager but of course these posters know better than our manager. .NOT

29 Mar 2018 17:40:33
I don’t think the players will be on this site much so I wouldn’t worry.

31 Mar 2018 09:04:56
I think Cash is a quality player. Give him another season or two and he will be a super player for us. Goals coming into his game now.

01 Apr 2018 16:26:00
Blidred you and negative fans getting on our young players back are one of reasons we struggle. Cash has been passionate and affective this season, maybe he isn’t always technically amazing but he works hard and is a young lad learning the game. Your comment disgusts me and fans like you are a disgrace to our club.

28 Mar 2018 17:19:01
Nicholas Randall QC and Chairman, in an open letter to fans, has staked his own reputation by openly backing Marinakis. For me, that is good enough. Onwards and upwards fellow reds. Barnsley and Brentford as planned for me. 👍😊.

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29 Mar 2018 19:22:44
I thought "QC" meant "Quick Collapse". after drinking their Sherry!!!🍷🍷🍷😂😂😂

27 Mar 2018 07:52:56
Andy King is set to leave Leicester in the summer. A player we have been linked to before. Got to be worth a go?

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27 Mar 2018 14:52:33
Apart from the fact he signed for Swansea in January

{Ed001's Note - on loan.}

28 Mar 2018 23:16:33
We have stopped signing old bangers!

29 Mar 2018 01:47:44
We have Murphy for another 2 years yet! Don't count your chickens.

24 Mar 2018 14:21:44
Another twist in the Marinakis affair. Presumably nothing to do with him, but does someone seem to have it in for him? He seems such a generous philanthropist, it seems hard to believe all of these charges that appear.

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24 Mar 2018 17:24:26
Probably par for the course among his colleague businessmen, always trying to get one over on each other.

24 Mar 2018 22:01:50
No smoke without fire.
Obviously done something to upset the establishment in Greece.
It's either trying to get something on him,anything or he's a wrong un
Up to the Greek courts to decide.
This one's the most serious as all assets are seized in drug trafficking.
There has to be something in his business dealings that don't go down well ?
Let's hope his denial of wrong doing is correct and itd all fabrication,but word of caution for me is?
When your an olympiakos fan playing champions league football,why buy a champioship club that doesn't own it's own ground and has no assets?
Why did it take so long for him to pass the fit and proper owners?
I've not seen a very rich man being accused of so much in such a short time?
Just saying and let's hope he's a good in.

24 Mar 2018 22:35:41
But there's also a saying no smoke without fire lol most rich men haven't got there by being honest

25 Mar 2018 12:00:17
As long as it buys a top striker 😆

25 Mar 2018 21:50:49
Owning a boat is like owning an investment property. You never quite know what your hirers are up to on your premises?

26 Mar 2018 09:52:01
Innocent until proven guilty.😇

26 Mar 2018 17:12:34
When I've spoken to football fans in Greece, their attitude is that when Marinkas took over Olympiacos, they were nowhere, all of a sudden they were the top Greek club.
Although there has been no evidence they think he has bribed and used his money in an underhand way to get what he wants.
No evidence, but sour grapes from supporters of other clubs in Greece.

{Ed002's Note - Marinakis is simply a businessman, like Robert Maxwell. People like them never do wrong, it is simply business.}

26 Mar 2018 23:12:28
Dazza, it seems a bit of an odd view that your greek acquaintances have, given that Olympiacos have won 19 of the last 21 Greek league titles (not to mention the 25 in 60 years before that). With Evangalos having only been in charge for the last 7 of those.

28 Mar 2018 23:21:24
Football is politics in Greece so there will always be people trying to undermine a top politician who owns a football club!

The Chairman's statement is fair and reasoned so I would sooner have a successful global businessman who loves his sport than previous owners who were never really in it to win it?

21 Mar 2018 23:24:51
I think we should put a cheeky offer of about 8 million in for britt as he seems to only be warming the bench for Middlesbrough he knows where the net is, the only concern is his 40k a week wages.

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22 Mar 2018 07:24:48
I'd rather have Oliveira for probably half of the price.

22 Mar 2018 13:19:16
Britt didn't want to play for us while he was here so why would he want to come back?
talent but lazy

22 Mar 2018 15:46:07
No britt wanted to further his career and play with better players,just like we would all want a good job with better people getting paid more.
Britt over oliveira everyday

22 Mar 2018 20:17:31
I'm sure I read somewhere Norwich wanted 8 million earlier on in the season. Britt wouldn't come back anyway.

22 Mar 2018 21:18:39
Bamford needs to come home !

22 Mar 2018 23:48:44
Where's home?
Gone from club to club on loan tried to be one of the big boys,but simply not good enough for the prem.
Made his money we aren't in his wages league so not happening anyway.

23 Mar 2018 13:56:17
Britt is sitting on a bench watching these "better" players play?
He he wanted to further his career you would have thought he would work hard enough to at least get a game.
great transfer deal for us but not so goid for Boro

24 Mar 2018 15:27:14
What did Oliveira do at Forest ? I’m not being flippant it’s a serious question as I can’t remember anything miraculous but many speak highly of him . I remember 9 maybe 10 goals? Is his hold up play good ? Is he good in the air?

21 Mar 2018 19:34:55

In light of comments from the boss, I was wondering what your thoughts for the next transfer window are?

For me Pantillimon, Figueiredo, Colback and Tomlin should all be pushed for. I also expect us to sign Dawson which would give us a strong selection of centrebacks (Figueiredo, Dawson, Fox and Worrall) . I also think we need a real predatory striker, I'm hoping for Jordan Rhodes. Yes, he has had a poor season but he is mustard at this level. From within I'd be very hopeful that McKay kicks on as Lolley one side and McKay the other would be very attractive to watch.

I do wonder what long term role the boss has in mind for Osborn. Maybe left back but he isn't a natural, despite his work ethic. I also expect Mancienne to leave along with Hobbs, Vaughan and Cohen to move into a permanent coaching role. Can't imagine Smith is feeling the love either.

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21 Mar 2018 22:29:34
No no no not Jordan Rhoads.
Only scored 13 goals in last two seasons,can't hold the ball up to bring the midfield into play and is we'll past his sell by date,hopefully his daft wages will put us off.
Been no good since his Blackburn days.

21 Mar 2018 22:32:57
I’d sell Worral . We need some cash to add some attacking flair. Cash in If we can.

22 Mar 2018 02:05:40
I know everyone is loving Fox right now but he will get injured and miss months at some point and he is in his twilight years. Think AK will be looking at Worrall and Tobias as two long term centre backs, can see him moving Manchienne on if we get decent offer. Surely a Leftback is still priority and can see Osbourn being utility player, sometimes at Leftback, sometimes on left wing and sometimes central midfield.
Agree on making loans permanent if possible and a striker personall think Rhodes could’ve a big risk and would be expensive. I would prefer the big lad at Wednesday Nuhui or Lucas Joao or maybe someone like Connor Washington. If we didn’t get Tomlin then Forestieri might be worth a punt. I am sure AK has his eyes on some loans and bargains from premiership too maybe and in Spain.
Will be interesting to see where he sees Lichij, Dejagah, Fuentes, Smith, Vellios, Bouchalakis and Mckays futures and also some of lads he loaned out. I still think Clough, Lam and Yates may come back in next season. I expect Vaughan, Hobbs and Cohen to go and Grant too.

22 Mar 2018 07:27:07
I don't want to see Jordan Rhodes at Forest, too much of a risk, there's no guarantee he'll score goals and I don't think he fits in to the team.

22 Mar 2018 19:32:28
Is Lam still on our books? Can’t say I’ve seen much of him play but when I did he seemed lost.

22 Mar 2018 19:35:03
Also think we need to keep Experinced good players like Fox. Remember we haven’t yet proved we’re anything more than a mid table championship team and he still offers us a lot.

22 Mar 2018 21:19:25
Jordan Rhodes is yesterday's man. No pace, not a target man and does not close down defenders.

Not scoring these days as the game has moved on and he can be kept out the danger zone.

Sooner keep Murphy up top than carry Jordan

23 Mar 2018 15:33:42
Definitely not Dawson!!! He can only get slower. 🐌🐌🐌

23 Mar 2018 22:43:24
We need a maverick striker - ok, Stan the Man and Van Hoidonk didn't last long, but they got us back into the Premiership.

19 Mar 2018 20:38:02
If they can keep it going, very much so. I would add Pants alongside Fig and Foxy though because he as been excellent and is like the captain also. I am delighted for Fox that he as come good though because some of the crazy abuse he as recieved on here was pathetic and his critics have crawled back into the woodwork because of his performances. Well done boys. U REDS.

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19 Mar 2018 20:48:19
I am also pleased for Fox Retford. Worrall gets stick and also Osborn. They are good young players still learning. Fox hasn't got the legs for fullback now but still got it between the ears to read it at CB.

20 Mar 2018 07:40:05
I've never been a fan of Fox and I will reserve my judgement until next season after he's signed that contract, I wonder if he'll still play with such intensity. My bet is no.

20 Mar 2018 08:46:48
He has always played well at CB when asked to, it's a LB he has been inconsistent.

20 Mar 2018 10:58:20
Not this well.

20 Mar 2018 23:12:57
Got two very good enforcers in front of him and a very good central defender alongside,that might have something to do with it?

21 Mar 2018 07:57:56

Does that mean AK is a better manager than all the other managers Fox has played for, for knowing who to bring in, and getting them in.

21 Mar 2018 09:00:42
No it just means that it's not always the best players on paper that make the best teams.
A few weeks ago not many on here would have wanted a back four of darikwa tobias fox and Osborn.
Because of injuries and illness it was forced on karanka to play them and they've done a good job so far and you don't change a formula that's working.
Fox will face suspension soon and it will be interesting to see if we're solid still with that change.
Personally I think we will be as with Watson and colback they get plenty of cover.
The only downside to playing two holding midfielders is it cuts down the creative options.

21 Mar 2018 09:06:24
Having those 2 in front has definitely helped our goals against, including the new keeper you don't rate 79(personally I think the keeper has done very well). But he has also performed well in that position under previous managers.


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