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23 Sep 2018 14:46:50
I have as some of you are aware had medical treatment and have not renewed my season ticket, as l was not sure if l would be able to come to matches. Anyway all has turned out satisfactory, but don't have a seat. I now get tickets for matches l can get to and all is fine.

But, in sitting in various stands next to fellow fans l have found out what a most miserable and unfriendly crowd we have. I might have been unlucky in my choice of seat, but l think that the reason the seats have not been taken is of the said observations. Try and lighten up fans be more accommodating to either fellow reds or visitors.

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23 Sep 2018 15:54:23
Hope you continue to be well mate. take care

23 Sep 2018 21:44:07
51 Ff799 has an empty seat next to him. I'm sure you both bring a smile to each others faces in the BC Stand? 😊

23 Sep 2018 22:09:17
51. Hope your illness is now behind you and I wish you good health for the future.
I have been saying this about Forest supporters for years they are finkle and impatient.
Crap manager year after year. Not buying enough players then buying to many. All of them knowing better formations than the manager
The list is endless.

23 Sep 2018 22:19:08
Yep it's still empty but apparently sold when you phone up.
Either someone's got more money than sense or there's a bit of a clock up?🤔

24 Sep 2018 06:43:30
FF79, surely a modern radical free thinker such as Red makes his purchases on line ?

24 Sep 2018 09:00:23
Thats seats comes with a health warning and direct dial phone to the Samaritans.

24 Sep 2018 09:24:44
Yep Online ticketing is the only way pick your seat and whoopy cushion. I live in hope that one day they will be able to organise drinks and snacks to the seat!

799 and 51 need to exchange seat numbers to buddy up.

24 Sep 2018 12:49:32
Ff799 any chance of forwarding the details ,looking to park myself somewhere, is it a nose bleeder seat ,high at the back?

24 Sep 2018 19:18:02
51 they won't let anyone have the seat it's sold and they won't g8ve details out otherwise one of the lads was having it.

24 Sep 2018 20:04:51
Lol nice one red!

24 Sep 2018 20:53:31
Thanks anyway Ff799 COYR

22 Sep 2018 23:42:51
Watson garbage don't know how to break teams down who set up defensively. 1 up top and 2 holding mid is incorrect. should be 2 up top and 2 attacking mids with 1 holding when your playing the lesser teams.

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23 Sep 2018 07:35:40
Last couple of years we would of drawn that game or even lost the game.we dug in and got the win and that’s the sign of a team that will do well.

23 Sep 2018 10:14:18
Lesser teams? Anyone beats anyone in this league. Stick to doing what were doing best & this season could turn out to be the one.

So far unpicking teams with ten men behind the ball has yielded plenty of points.

23 Sep 2018 10:33:26
That's all fine in theory but look at the table everyone is beating everyone else and we are only 1 of 4 clubs to lose just 1 game.
Sooner have a clean sheet in this league than getting mugged by the bus parkers playing more gung ho.

23 Sep 2018 21:30:45
The 2 central midfielders aren't both playing as holding midfielders. 1 is a ball winner and the other is a creative midfielder with rolls being reversed as and when. We play with, essentially, 3 attacking midfielders and 1 up top.

24 Sep 2018 20:05:55
If guedioura is playing as a holding midfielder he ain’t doing a very good job it!

22 Sep 2018 21:06:37
Well done lads grinding out a result from the bus parkers.

What a difference a week makes. We are now one of only four teams only to have lost 1 game out of 9 league matches.

Next 3 games against the other 3 teams so we will see how well we are set after Matchday 12.

Onward and Upward.


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22 Sep 2018 09:43:53
The target today is at least 3 goals today. A goal from a corner (Hef? ) a penalty from a break running through and a drive from outside the box.
Job done 3 points Onward and Upwards.

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22 Sep 2018 10:58:11
Would be fantastic. I do hope you're right Red

22 Sep 2018 11:32:53
It would be even better if Grabban were to put the penalty away.

22 Sep 2018 12:32:54
Osborn to score a free kick today.

22 Sep 2018 21:12:59
Well guys we permed Ossie, GrabOne and the penalty!

23 Sep 2018 16:35:31
One outa three ain't bad

20 Sep 2018 22:23:00
By my reckoning, there are seventeen teams in the Championship that have played Premier League football since we last had that honour. Four definitely haven't and there are two more that I'm not sure about. Which ever way you look at it, it makes for sober reading! Would be interested to compare notes as some of you are more informed than me?

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21 Sep 2018 06:12:56
it was interesting that forest haven't been back since 99 and sheff wed 00

21 Sep 2018 07:01:30
That clears up one that I was not sure about arran_85.👍

21 Sep 2018 15:03:35
You can add Sunderland, Blackpool, Portsmouth and Charlton to that list. All been PL teams since we were there, all League 1 now. There's a cautionary tale in there somewhere. . 😉

21 Sep 2018 16:23:10
That's a good point Scouser.

21 Sep 2018 16:34:01
There are also seven or maybe eight now in the Prem that have played league one football in that time. The word of the day I suppose is perspective.

22 Sep 2018 11:42:25
Stats demonstrate what a loyal fanbase we have but also show where we have been as a club.
Over expectation must be tempered by patience and full backing for the team and manager for steady progress over the season.

Despite the slow start there is a steely determination in the performances that has been missing for many a year. The depth of squad should enable this to be maintained over 46 games so keep the faith.

19 Sep 2018 23:39:36
Ben Osborn apart from the free for grabben goal his dead ball efforts were pathetic, he hit 2 corners from the side it was on to other side of the pitch bypassing all players not just forest ones. he had good game but should leave dead ball duties to someone else, cash out of it tonight Dias should start against rotherham.

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20 Sep 2018 07:09:14
Doesn’t seem to matter what the result is or how well he plays, there is always someone on here ready to have a go at osborn. The fact he overhit a couple of corners is completely negated by the cross for the first goal and the setting up of the second plus his general all round play.

20 Sep 2018 08:48:53
Seems to me we have never had anyone who could take really good corners now for several years. Can anyone remember a player who could do so consistently?

20 Sep 2018 10:05:43
A solid performance and a great three points and yet someone is moaning about two over-hit corners. Dear me.

Hope your half-time pie didn't ruin the match experience, Mr Meldrew.

20 Sep 2018 20:55:16
Osborn generally takes good dead balls. Last night he proved what a cracking player he is. I wish he’d have buried his chances Saturday and last night , he got in some excellent positions and his flick was the brilliance behind the second goal. Time we all gave him he respect he deserves, I felt player of the season last season perhaps reflected how poor we’d been but that takes nothing away from Osborn and his exemplar performances consistently - glad we’ve not sold him.

21 Sep 2018 20:46:45
All the recent managers of different football persuasions had Osborn in their team. To me he gives his all for the club in a Chris Cohen manner. Benny will score goals but his assists are equally important. A future captain of our club when we are in the premier league following CC,s footsteps - but I hope not injuries

19 Sep 2018 22:48:53
Well for a manager who according to some does not have a clue we seem to have destroyed some myths tonight.
1, A settled team selection starting to gel
2. Another dominating performance and virtually unemployed goalkeeper.
3. Hunting in packs to chase the game down from the front.
4. GrabOne off the mark doing what he does best.
5. Carvalho providing a spark and opening his account.
6. Colback showing his class
7. A good winning performance

7 reasons to be cheerful even the Resident Banker should be happy at the head of the queue at the Melton Road Humble Pie shop. Fill your boots.


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19 Sep 2018 23:41:55
No argument from me red tonight,long may it continue.

19 Sep 2018 23:42:20
Spot on Red but they will be hoping for a fall on Saturday

20 Sep 2018 00:49:18
Anyone hoping for a fall on Saturday is not a Forest fan.

20 Sep 2018 05:55:47
Redfred hoping for a fall?. really. no a WIN. !

20 Sep 2018 11:03:57
A positive post from The Bank! Who ate all the pies? 😋

20 Sep 2018 14:59:13
As some on here love churning out negative stats, how about a positive one :
we have now won twice as many league games this season than we have lost. .lol.

20 Sep 2018 20:16:09
Some of us just say it as we see it,it's nothing to do with being negative it's what we have witnessed with our own eyes.
If we play well I'm always saying so,if we play badly I also say so.
Problem is we havnt played well that often for the past few years.
It's called just being honest and not glossing over poor performances and just hoping that something will turn up,no point kidding yourself that everything is Rosie when it's not
I've always said I didn't want karanka here,but I'll praise him when we perform well and I'll tell you when we don't,
I don't do excuses,the odd bad game will happen and we will have the odd bad luck,
All about opions and that's the fun of this site.
If we all agreed the add would be redundant.

17 Sep 2018 21:39:18
How many games without a scoring run do you give your top striker before you write him off?

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17 Sep 2018 22:50:52
One less than Grabnone has had red. Not even looked like scoring. I’m sure there are other strikers who would have slotted into our style much more than he does. Gestede suigs our style better. Even you have to concede the signings suggested a certain type of football that got us all excited in the summer. We are not playing the style that the signings suggested so why didn’t we sign players to suit the chosen formation / style. That’s my gripe with Forwar at the moment why spend a bomb on the wrong type of players ? It just doesn’t make any sense .

18 Sep 2018 07:46:47
That's always been my problem with karanka,there doesn't seem to be a set reason to sign players to fit his style,it's just quantity over quality and trying to get it to work.
Not the greatest of plans,just have to hope the Iranian will have a bit of guile and more,importantly pace,to get behind the opposition.
To me karanka is trying to play like man city,that's ok when you have a quick intelligent striker like augureo and pace in midfield,that's not what we have,for now he should change tactics,there is a team in that oversized squad to get wins.
I still hope he proves me wrong and it clicks,starting tomorrow against wenesday,but from w what I've seen it's a long way off with playing his style with the players at his disposal

18 Sep 2018 11:11:35
Anyone care to explain the difference between Daryl Murphy & Rudy Gestede? Apart from the fact Gested is even more reliant on the delivery into the box we don't supply.

This is a cyclical argument that won't dissappear until we've got at least another 8/10 games under our belt. Its mental to condemn what we're doing after 9 games, particularly after Swansea.

18 Sep 2018 12:36:53
That's what I don't get with you cjay,you think karankas the one and yet you've just said we don't get delivery into the box for the strikers?
That's not going to change with the tactics he uses.

18 Sep 2018 12:51:59
Its not difficult to comprehend. As far as i'm concerned we're 9 games into something that's going to take time to sort.

Theres too many fans believe what's being rolled out now is what we can expect as the norm, its not. We could get width from the FBs in time, we could end up with a fluid 433 with Grabban, Soudani & Dias all playing facing goal.

I ain't prepared to bail on a manager who's got a team out this league, he's just staffed us to the hilt with his players, he's gout us losing 1 in 9, conceding at a goal a game, physically more resolute, difficult to beat. Why wouldn't you wait for the next process to take shape?

Youve said you don't like his style, you'll probably never accept even a watered down version because your mind is made up. Your choice, fair play, but given Karankas name gets chanted relentlessly at games, I don't think your representative of the majority. a lot of fans have seen the changes in mentality & are happy we're in the right hands.

18 Sep 2018 13:19:51
That's the thing he won't play 433 or any other formation so you'll have a long wait.
Why should it take time for the full backs to give us width,surely that's part of their jobs being full backs,it can't have been alien to them till now?
Plenty of fans not happy,just cus a block and bridgford sing his name occasionally doesn't.mean he has the backing of the whole crowd.

18 Sep 2018 13:52:03
Ff don't to rise to diabolical posts.
We all know Senor maneul isn’t the Messiah.
Just appease those who are brainwashed 😂😂😂

18 Sep 2018 13:53:42
"Thats the thing, he won't play 433 or any other formation so you'll have a long wait". What sort of an answer is that. He played 433 to decent effect at Boro, he's also switched to 442, 352 during games. what's this ridiculous notion the guy ain't versatile?

Im telling you mate, these forums make up the tiniest insignificant majority of the fanbase opinion. With most of the sensible opinion based on settling on a no nonsense, pro active manager who'll drag the players with him, not the other way round.

Aw for width, Darikwa was awful, would you trust him going forward, likewise Osborn to la lesser extent.

Janko looks a miles better bet, Robinson looks capable going forward. These lads are new to the fold, what is it about the concept of time that folk can't seem to get their head round.

18 Sep 2018 14:16:26
I was never worried with darikwa and Osborn going forwards,it was the defending that worried me.
Anyway looking forward to tomorrow night and Saturday to see 451.😁😁

18 Sep 2018 14:31:15
So you'll understand why he didn't necessarily want those players going up & down.

18 Sep 2018 15:49:23
totally agree with CJay,things will get better, there have been signs that there is a good side there.
Only Brentford gave us a real hard time otherwise we have been either a match or dominated the opposition.
Granted we have won too few games but also drew games we would have lost last season. Slowly ,slowly on the up.
as for FF , i'm sure the manager doesn't tell the players to not cross the ball in to the box in his tactical briefing.
STILL HAPPY and glass half full

18 Sep 2018 16:10:58
Could somebody tell me Karanka's record so far at Forest in the league?

18 Sep 2018 16:11:16
How many times have we actually won?

18 Sep 2018 16:35:39
Trentender so you thought we dominated brum then??

18 Sep 2018 16:37:33
Think it's 6 from 27 not exactly sure 7 from 30 in all.
Good init?

18 Sep 2018 16:42:52
Slowly? Your not wrong there,as for the managers instruction l,we all know they aren't doing what he tells them ,because he tells us🤔🤔
But were getting there,let me know where we are going and when we get there.

18 Sep 2018 17:21:44
Maybe we should go back to the Warburton days, roll out plan A from the off, attempt to play passing football in the face of the opposition & get taken from behind every game. This is the reality of where we were & probably why the best approach this time is sort yourself out at the back before attempting the same thing again.

Seriously, this "I want wins & I want em now" is totally ignorant of what's being put together here. Look, it might fall on its face, but not giving it time is criminal when the same manager has taken a team up with the same process.

We don't deserve nice things here, bailing out because we're not winning from the outset

18 Sep 2018 18:05:48
If it falls on it's face,as you put it,then we are in trouble if we leave it too long,megson being the prime example of not acting quickly enough.
I have faith in the owners that they won't allow that happen and if things don't improve they will do it sooner rather than later.
Hoping for two wins then I will be more confident he can take us forward.🤞🤞

18 Sep 2018 19:21:11
That is a dire record. We need to improve VERY QUICKLY or we will be nowhere near promotion this season.

I could agree about giving it time if the owners were happy to wait until this time next year but that won't happen. If they are going to bail out and sack the boss this season for poor results then I'd rather they did it soon if there is no improvement to give a new boss long enough. Sounds silly but there is logic to that.

18 Sep 2018 19:25:24
why are people banging on about managers results last season ?
he inherited garbage, did enough to prevent relegation with a few signings to fill gaps.
This pre season he has got rid of lots of the garbage and loaned out the ones not ready yet and in the meantime brought in half a squad.
We should be judging him from now.

18 Sep 2018 19:36:40
I actually think we have to give him the season, we’ve had a major upheaval of the clubs playing staff and another major upheaval could be cause more problems than it solves I don’t think this bloke could get us relegated, neither do I think we’ll die of excitement,but I think he deserves a full season to try to integrate his ideas fully

18 Sep 2018 20:23:20
Stevie, this whole thread is totally irrelevant, I guarantee you Marinakis will pull the trigger if results don’t improve. I like Karanka so I hope they do, I think i we’ve made some random signings that aren’t ‘his type’ and lament we have a 34 year old Murphy rather than 30 year old Murphy. A 30 year old Murphy would smash it in this system. All that said though - wow 😮 that is a really poor win % isn’t it? I assume we a high draw % rather than an extremely high defeat %? In any case Karanka will know he needs to secure more victories in the next few weeks is the rarity of victories is a fact that can’t be ignored and certainly not what I thought we’d expect when we made the appointment - which was the best we could have made at the time.

18 Sep 2018 21:19:59
Well chaps this thread was all very interesting but as usual hijacked by the anti Karanka brigade!

My original post was

"How many games without a scoring run do you give your top striker before you write him off"?

Anybody playing?

18 Sep 2018 21:48:40
Certainly more than he has had and better service wouldn’t go amiss

18 Sep 2018 21:53:48
Don't think you can write him off as we only have Murphy to take his place,so he plays or Murphy plays ,we have no alternative,
They both get injured and were in big trouble.
Don't say gomis anyone,the lad isn't ready.

18 Sep 2018 22:11:09

18 Sep 2018 22:42:10
Soudani doesn't look an out and out striker and the Iranian hasn't signed.

19 Sep 2018 09:58:45
With a 1 in 2 ratio, he's certainly an alternative lol.

19 Sep 2018 11:11:17
Yes cjay and when he doesn't score for us maybe we should give him time to climatize and gel lol

19 Sep 2018 12:22:14
Apart from the two he's already scored.

19 Sep 2018 16:32:41
I'm banging on about the managers results last season because he brought in TEN PLAYERS last season and results DID NOT improve then. He has brought in about 18 players now but ten were here for six months last season!

19 Sep 2018 18:13:41
In other words he basically got a whole new first team in and couldn't get a win for toffee last season. Some people on here are just not prepared to admit their chosen one hasn't delivered yet.

19 Sep 2018 20:47:32
Clearly you know nothing about team building. AK delivered safety after Warbo's tikka takka down the table.
As for this season we are only 8 games in so what exactly are you expecting. The manager is not a trick cyclist but a steady roadster!

19 Sep 2018 23:14:36
The answer to my original post is" as many as it takes to GrabOne!" ☺️

19 Sep 2018 23:44:06
We finished lower after Karanka replaced 10 of Warburton's players. You're talking garbage buddy.

20 Sep 2018 11:04:13
The Warbo garbage has been put out for the bin men. Get over it!
You never saw a Warbo team play with such resolve and tempo as this team in the last 2 games.
Time to look forward or get on your bike buddy.
Onward and Upward

17 Sep 2018 21:04:01
I see from my email that the club have changed the policy of selling away tickets online only, glad about that, comes into force for the Boro game. only 1300 seat allocated for that one. that's one I ain't missing, athough I'll do my drinking in Sedgefield.

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17 Sep 2018 22:33:41
Ff799 where did you get a drink on Saturday mate I do know some of the locals ain’t that hospitable lol

18 Sep 2018 07:30:50
Never drink in the cities or towns on match day,pull up somewhere nice and no aggro.
Neath this time nice and friendly.

18 Sep 2018 11:41:12
Blimey you like going well out your way for a drink in Sedgefield?

Quickest way in and out of the Riverside is to come in from the south on the A172 or A174 and go in through Teesport where you can park safely for free in the industrial area and walk up to the ground.

Some great pubs in the villages around Stokesley and Great Ayton. They are a friendly bunch up in Cleveland!

18 Sep 2018 13:00:11
I make a whole day of it red not interested the quickest way in or out,kiss the missus good night on the Friday and say hello Sunday morning,that's a good session Thank you very much.😀😀

18 Sep 2018 21:25:27
Ah that explains why I got the text inviting me down on Friday night for a stay over! 🤣

18 Sep 2018 21:56:01
Well we all have to go one day,at least you'd have a smile on your face.😁😁😁

16 Sep 2018 22:36:46
Another match day passes,another draw, who will we sign this week?
Would it be a midfielder?
I really hope so.
It's the obvious weak link and I'm not joking🤔

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17 Sep 2018 07:45:13
Just read an article on the post website.
Krankie claims grabben is the best striker in the championship.
Well Senor Manuel if you played 2 upfront he would be!

17 Sep 2018 10:06:27
I completely agree ff.
We have an abundance of midfielders. Unfortunately none of them are playing particularly well. If we are genuinely aiming for promotion, we need much better. Not good management initially but at least he seems to be doing something about it.

17 Sep 2018 11:31:54
Like the England football team there is a dearth of op quality holding midfielders in league football which is why most teams play 2 and top quality "10" playmaker's are as rare as rocking horse doodah.
Cannot blame the manager for shifting through the options to find the right blend ?
Back 4 sorted. Midfield combo's becoming clearer. Additional striker imminent.
Onward & Upward

17 Sep 2018 12:00:54
Would be great if on weds night he tries to catch Wednesday out by playing DM and LG up top together

17 Sep 2018 12:24:12
OK aitor. Sorry I meant red. if what you think makes you happy you keep believing in Manuel 👍

17 Sep 2018 13:51:30
FBB Firing from the hip yet again!
What exactly do you disagree with on my post?
All we seem to get from you is AK Out when the evidence suggests we are making progress albeit not as fast as your Championship Manager xbox results?
On the basis you have sacked him on your game what's your replacement management plan and squad selection? 🤔

17 Sep 2018 21:08:13
Our resident Banker must be having trouble recruiting his new manager having sacked AK?

18 Sep 2018 05:00:49
Red very good. This banker doesn't need to find a replacement as one is already on standby when the big Greek pulls the trigger.
Anyway how's life as an armchair fan?
Red the Walter Mitty of forest fans. 😂😂😂.


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