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16 Jan 2021 23:50:13
This is my calculation. Grabs is early 30s. Assombalonga is 28 and at start of is prime. If Grabs wants a big payday to go to warmer climes with his mate Lamouchi then his wages (and possible fee) would be freed up to spend on the younger Assombalonga.

We aren't needing Grabs goals to go up as we are not going up this season. He will be 34 Next January. So even if he is replaced by Assombalonga and Britt takes time to start banging in goals we should get 5 years more out of Britt than Grabs.

If the financial side means the move can be made then I say it is a good idea, What say my fellow reds?

1.) 17 Jan 2021 08:57:56
I would agree. Think Britt would fit our style of play. Certainly more physical and faster than Grabban. A fully fit Britt is a real handful in this division.

2.) 17 Jan 2021 13:22:48
Could you really see britt coming back to forest after let's just the not so warm welcome when he came back to the city ground, I felt for him really he only did what anyone in their right mind would do and go to work else where for a double wage, it would be great to have him back here though.

3.) 17 Jan 2021 19:33:13
Plenty of players have come back to forest after going for fame and fortune and had to endure.
Theres only one greedy b-----d?
Most of it is sang to put the player off and all it really shows is how good we thought they were.

4.) 17 Jan 2021 19:49:11
Yes, if finance permitted it, I could see Britt in a Forest shirt. He knows his best moments were at Forest and we know we have not had a better striker than him since Brennan Johnson's dad was here.

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7.) 17 Jan 2021 22:17:51
Earnshaw better that David Johnson? Nah. Loved his attitude but no way as good as DJ!

8.) 18 Jan 2021 13:10:59
Red cyclist you said SINCE DJ.

9.) 20 Jan 2021 16:53:28
Earnshaw wasn't as good as Assombalonga either in my opinion. Good little player though.



15 Oct 2020 20:42:29
The Lansbury link isn't going away according to reports.

I've seen a lot of negative comments about him on here but I don't agree. forest have desperately needed a midfielder capable of scoring tenn or more goals a season. I'm not sure what midfield you guys have been watching but Lansbury would definitely improve our midfield in my opinion as a goal scoring player and a dead ball specialist.

If Lansbury fits in with the system (s) Hughton will play then I would take a punt on him.

1.) 15 Oct 2020 21:23:02
Been saying the same on here this week cyclist. Totally agree.

2.) 16 Oct 2020 10:10:46
I agree as well, so long as we get the player that did a great job here at Forest when he was here before and not a unfit player looking for a easy time and another pay day, landsbury of old yes please. U REDS.

3.) 16 Oct 2020 13:14:03
Loan for season to prove himself. If we go up. He isn’t good enough for prem.

4.) 17 Oct 2020 09:53:48
Deadball specialist? lol Do we remember Lansbury's deadball delivery? Erratic I'd say.

One good game in five and pretty mediocre the rest of the time. Plus, at least a booking every other game.

But sadly yes, still probably not worse than what we already have lol.

5.) 17 Oct 2020 10:11:26
If lansbury was that great of a midfielder how come he's hardly had a kick at villa or was it when he was at forest the other players were that poor it made him look good.



20 Sep 2020 14:02:30
does anyone else find it hilarious that Lame-Poochy has stated that players with a knowledge of the Championship are important to help the club get promoted but he is also the right man for the job? Doh!

How about a manager with knowledge of the Championship would be better equipped to guide players who don't have that exerience - like Mighten and the Foreign legion we have?

I heard via a contact of my Dad that Forest have contacted Nigel Pearson's agent but just to put out feelers at this point. Have the owners actually learned something? If they have then they have wasted an awful lot of money with all the coaching staff appointments.

1.) 20 Sep 2020 21:36:13
Obviously you have a different sense of humour 🤣🤣🤣.

2.) 20 Sep 2020 22:35:25
I find it funny but it's also tragic.

3.) 21 Sep 2020 06:51:37
Sabri is just like a lot of other managers they are single minded only playing one way most of forest success over the years as always been with two upfront and a couple of decent wingers why do we have to play the foreign way good old 442, plus sabri might do better if not playing 6 defenders, I'm not one for getting rid of managers but if sabri don't start to learn new tactics then I can see him only having a couple more games before he's gone.

4.) 21 Sep 2020 11:16:27
I know many modern teams don't play 442 but there is a reason I still like the system. Simplicity. Everyones job is easy to understand. It is also a flexible system as you can do things like swith to a diamoned midfield.

5.) 21 Sep 2020 18:32:36
perhaps we can play a pantomime horse type style at the back get some lager shirts and stick two lads in a single shirt! We have enough defenders that's for sure.



08 Jan 2020 11:41:31
Forest have put in a bid for Ivan Toney. So said a Peterborough fan to me last night.

1.) 08 Jan 2020 13:05:37
Good. I like the look of him.

2.) 08 Jan 2020 13:44:30
No you are in fact incorrect. it's ivor the engine not ivan toney forest have put in a bid for along with uncle bulgaria and finger mouse.

3.) 08 Jan 2020 14:35:03
I know you went away for a while Fawaz.
Do you think they let you out too early? 😉.

4.) 08 Jan 2020 14:54:43
I like the look of him but I bet we don't get him until the summer if we go for him. Shame though because we need hungry fit players right now.

5.) 08 Jan 2020 21:28:01
Interesting that mighten and Johnson didn't take part for the under 23, mighten will be in the matchday squad for reading after his performance against Chelsea of that I'm sure.

6.) 09 Jan 2020 10:05:31
If Mighten isn't in the squad then it sends the wrong signal.

7.) 09 Jan 2020 14:01:46
Mighten as to be in the squad cause as of yet we have no back up for grabbon.

8.) 09 Jan 2020 21:37:50
You can't have a better offensive player on the bench than mighten, he's a managers dream who can play all along the forward line and number ten, which personally I think he will nail that position and will be gone for a record fee before he's 20.
Very good player who needs letting loose, Bellingham at Birmingham is slightly younger and he's been Brill for them so let the lad show us just how good he is, played the full 90 mins against Chelsea proving he has stamina as well.



30 Dec 2019 14:49:05
Could Glenn Murray be a good short term option as back-up striker. Tyler Walker would learn a lot from him too.

Basically the local rag say he is on the shortlist. At 36 he would obviously be a short term fix to get us out of the division to be followed by a top international when we get promoted.

1.) 30 Dec 2019 17:09:47
Not for me don't need another Murphy only just managed to get rid of him.

2.) 30 Dec 2019 17:58:49
No more OAPs: we've been down that route and it's no good.

3.) 30 Dec 2019 18:51:06
Problem is we get the press saying were after 20 players every transfer window, they aren't often right when it comes down to it.
With the scouts that are in place at the club I can't see many home players being signed.

4.) 30 Dec 2019 19:08:33
Murray is no Murphy. He has top scored in the Championships with 30 goals so knows where the net is at this level. We only need to get out of this division not play him in the Champions League.

I know most fans are hoping for Dwight Gayle but I'm wary of how much it would cost. Knowing our luck he'd cost us £10M plus wages and get injured for the rest of the season. We could be better signing a couple of players and/ or giving Tyler Walker a chance I reckon.

Hopefully now we'll sign Gayle and Che Adams and win the division but I doubt it somehow.

5.) 30 Dec 2019 22:02:52
Murphy was top scorer in 2014/ 2015 season with 27 goals for Ipswich but was awful by the time he came to us.

I don't think we will get Gayle or Adams and personally think we could get a bargain by trying to take a striker from a lower championship team. Maybe someone like Collins from Luton, Chaplin or Woodrow from Barnsley, Bonne from Charlton or even Jutkiewicz from Birmingham. All have proven they can score in this league and wouldn't cost an absolute fortune.

Still more likely we will get someone in from abroad though like most of the players signed in the summer.

6.) 02 Jan 2020 18:11:31
Bring walker back having watched him play he's come on leaps and bounds last couple of seasons he scoring goals from all over the place not just from the 6 yard box , I'd leave Gayle at 60 grand a week a bit out of our price range sooner try and get britt back

7.) 02 Jan 2020 22:21:10
We never know the actual finances so why as fans do anyone worry about it?
The owners get more in from transfers than they spend and alas waste money at times on bad loans.
But all in all there is a progression and we will get a new stand to replace the last relic.
If someone had told me we would have 43 p0ints by new year at the start of the season with a rookie manager I'd have laughed, so the best Christmas present I've had for a long time is seeing us up there being committed and competitive.

8.) 03 Jan 2020 12:10:44
One thing I do know about finance is this. You get a loan and the money is gone. You BUY a player and they have value.

It irritates me people (including Forest reporters) always saying it makes more financial sense to loan a player and develop them for another club and get no return.

Buy a player and develop them. That makes money.

9.) 03 Jan 2020 14:19:08
It depends how you look at it, with a loan you can send them back if it does not work out, when you buy, should they fail you are stuck with a player who will go down a league to get rid of provided they will drop wages, or loan with paying most of their wage. If a loan works out you can have a option to buy. There are risks with both.




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27 Jan 2021 00:56:06
I hope we go on a decent run and this is all forgotten. BUT!

If we lose to Barnsley and Coventry Hughton is toast I expect. The results just aren't there. We changed the boss but nothing changed. Don't forget we were defensively solid for most of last season but since Grabban lost it we don't score.

I do think we have been unlucky with injuries. I suspect Colback was carrying one, sow has been, Freeman had a hernia, Lolley was struggling and now his confidence is gone.

But the boss does not seem to know how to get the strikers decent service. If the full backs aren't up to supplying chances to the strikers then we have no choice but to play another way. We can't buy another 4 full backs!

You never know, maybe the new boy will be the answer but one player rarely is. We need to play quicker in attack so maybe Swann should be in the side. But Hughton needs to find a way to get this side creating chances very quickly. If we lose the next game my guess he will be on the phone to see who is interested in the job.

Changing the man in charge is not good. But neither is appointing new ones who make the same mistakes as the previous one.

1.) 27 Jan 2021 07:07:15
too many fantasists on here, face up to the fact forest are as beens, and will never command a top spot with these overated players, they need to ship out at least 15, who are totally out of there depth. colbeck should never have been taken onas for yates worrall mighten, not good enough. too many are lazy snails are faster than most of the idel back forest players.

2.) 27 Jan 2021 08:30:11
Red cyclist you say we were defensively sound last season. Remember we had matty cash.

3.) 27 Jan 2021 09:09:26
The season has changed dramatically for me personally because of the loss of two players. Matty cash who had pace, great defender and could put crosses in. And Ben Watson. Who would organise the midfield. not only that (would have them talking to each other) i'm not dwelling on the past. i'm saying there two places hard to fill.

4.) 27 Jan 2021 10:13:18
Bowiered and Silva.

5.) 27 Jan 2021 11:08:50
Red cyclist we have lost one in eight. Yes the boro game was a disgrace. We are in a relegation battle big time as teams around us have picked up crucial points. Now is the time to scrap for every point and with Filip in and one more potential striker we will be ok with hughton. I have confidence in his methods. Trying to find the balance.
Look at west brom. Stuffed again 0 - 5. They had an attack minded manager in Bilic but decided to swap for the more organised pragmatic big Sam. Enough said.

6.) 27 Jan 2021 12:09:23
we all talk about a tight knit squad, we had one last season then we shipped in god knows how many new faces. that tipped the balance, its never been right since. we only needed 2 at most 3 new faces. last season squad see themselfs as failures all the new has beens don't help.

7.) 27 Jan 2021 13:06:41
Red cyclist we weren’t “defensively sound “ in the last 6 games of last season,



24 Jan 2021 12:52:38
2 games ago most of you were saying Hughton was making progress with the team. I have to disagree on the basis that apart from Cash he had a squad -improved by the signing of McKenna, Soh and Taylor - who finished 7th last season by a point.

I do think some of us are overreacting in the sense that half the team last night were coming back from injury or hadn't played much football. But I think the footy is so tedious to watch that I don't mind if we change the boss anyway (and I think swapping constantly is stupid) . Basically I watch footy to be entertained and that matters more to me than it used to. Forest are and have been a complete bore!

I'd love to have a boss who wants to play "tippy tappy" and develop youth WITH A PLAN. And yes that comment is sideways swipe at those of you who tore into Warburton for wanting to develop players who actually play entertaining football!

There is even a part of me that is worried that if this boring footy gets us out of trouble then the boss stays and we are subjected to another season of this boring tripe! Perhaps a call from the owner demanding we play a different system might be in order. That would horrify a lot of us but attendances are set to drop dramatically next season if this continues.

1.) 24 Jan 2021 14:16:03
Cyclist other than millwall we nicked lucky wins and draws.

2.) 24 Jan 2021 14:38:38
Ff79 to be fair I don’t think we were lucky at stoke, I thought we were unlucky actually, i thought we matched Watford, do you think we were lucky against Sheffield wed? I thought we were comfortable, Preston we deserved in my option, Millwall away we weren’t lucky, I think you are being s little unfair with that statement,

3.) 24 Jan 2021 14:52:38
No mate the stats of the odd shot or even just one on target don't lie stevie.
Preston had lots of injuries and created a lot of chances and but for samba and the woodwork we would have been beaten.
Most of the games bar millwall was one or two shots and that was it.
Boro beat us comfortably but by only one goal as we managed to create one in the end.
Will always lose or draw too many games when relying on one goal.
He has to get wins from Barnsley rotherham Coventry and wycombe or he's toast won't get much or anything from the other games till end of feb.

4.) 24 Jan 2021 15:16:22
Red cyclist apart from cash and silva,

5.) 24 Jan 2021 15:39:51
Sadly RedCyclist Warburton though he want to bring young players into the team and play good football his good intentions came to nothing.

I think you can three things for that, he did not organise the defence, he had the team playing at a pedestrian pace, and the club gave him not much to spend.

6.) 24 Jan 2021 16:03:30
Results pan out for every club in the end so luck evens out . However what makes 11 players 12 or 13 is team play . All signed up to the same goal ( intended pun ) . We see this time and time again. Keep the nucleus of your side intact . The Forest team is minus 3 ; Watson, Cash, Silva . So most of that successful team went into the next season as they did at Swansea . Yet we are sinking slowly with the new signings having no impact . Lolley, Grabban, Riberio, Figs are shadows of last season . To be fair Sow, Yates, Samba, Ameobi are playing equally as last season . The camp is not happy for some reason so no team spirit. exists . CH is not a Ferguson or a cane wielding headmaster he is a diplomat and surely jaw jaw is better than war war . If it is true that the top director is influencing the team selection transfer targets, then CH will leave . The players he brings as Kockheart are his choices. If wrong he will leave or sacked . Barnsley who have become a bogey team next up and it’s a must win game - for the managers career is at sake.

7.) 24 Jan 2021 16:31:36
Different players need handling in different ways.

Some need their confidence building, some need to a tongue wagging, some need patience to drill it into them what the manager wants and others just need to be shown a couple of times before they pick it up.

8.) 24 Jan 2021 17:18:46
If Lolley, Grabs. Figs and Rebeiro are shadows of former selves then the buck rests with the coach. no question. I forgot about Silva. We are desperate for a decent passer with guile and attacking intent.

Watson was a decent pro but was on the wane long term so if we couldn't get better out of Artur and Colback then - again - how can we lame anyone but the coach.

Time for a change in either how we play or who decides how.

9.) 24 Jan 2021 17:19:51
And I completely agree that we ave been lucky at times. We create f4ck all!



23 Jan 2021 18:26:16
The way I see it is that if this is Hughton's last game then at least he didn't lose us more points in the league getting himself the sack.

1.) 23 Jan 2021 19:33:13
be truthful. what as houghton done since he took the job. absolutely nothing. every manager fails to sort out the defence.



23 Jan 2021 15:41:30
I said the other day Soh looks like a midfielder. Maybe Hughton is listening to us. Haha.



20 Jan 2021 19:50:33
I'd bring on Lolley at No 10. Cafu is just not enough of a threat.




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24 Jan 2021 17:21:24
A fit Glenn Murray would keep us up if the new lad is up to being an attacking brain. No idea whether he is fit though.



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23 Jan 2021 11:13:55
Its the footy brain we need Gazza. String pulling type would be bang on. Do you reckon he has that?



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23 Jan 2021 01:47:48
Ive been saying we need a creative player. don't know much about him but if he's the best we can get then what's to be negative about?



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20 Jan 2021 16:53:28
Earnshaw wasn't as good as Assombalonga either in my opinion. Good little player though.



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17 Jan 2021 22:17:51
Earnshaw better that David Johnson? Nah. Loved his attitude but no way as good as DJ!




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25 Jan 2021 13:44:26
Pearson would be my first choice as well mate.



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24 Jan 2021 17:19:51
And I completely agree that we ave been lucky at times. We create f4ck all!



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24 Jan 2021 17:18:46
If Lolley, Grabs. Figs and Rebeiro are shadows of former selves then the buck rests with the coach. no question. I forgot about Silva. We are desperate for a decent passer with guile and attacking intent.

Watson was a decent pro but was on the wane long term so if we couldn't get better out of Artur and Colback then - again - how can we lame anyone but the coach.

Time for a change in either how we play or who decides how.



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24 Jan 2021 12:32:44
I don't get why he let Darikwa go and kept Jenko. Under this system Darikwa fits better. Same for Ionnou fitted the system well. Odd decisions unless we were just desperate to get wage bill down and nobody wanted the other FBs. Agree rebeiro isn't too bad but that's compared to the others. I'd much prefer to have Ben Osbourne who fits the system better. :)



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24 Jan 2021 12:26:10
Clough won't sign under current set-up. The owners would need to let him run the club. He is friends with Roy Keane/ MON and friends talk.