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22 Mar 2021 16:13:28
The local newspaper has gone very quiet on Nottingham Forest news apart from the statement about the sick fan. This is normally what happens just before some big news is released. The newspaper agree to not report something (embargo) until the club make an announcement in return for the chance of information from the club. They then write a few stories and have them ready.

Far be it from me to start a rumour but could Hughton be about to get the chop?

1.) 22 Mar 2021 18:21:45
Maybe a Lamb chop, that is about it 😁.

2.) 22 Mar 2021 20:07:53
Within 5 minutes of me posting that two normal stories appeared :)



28 Jan 2021 18:01:02
Apparently the rumour is true. Forest are definitely trying to sign Glenn Murray. It will be either until the end of the season or on an18 month contract.

1.) 28 Jan 2021 18:42:05
Yeah just heard it. Fed up to the back teeth of what we as a club have become: the last haven for those seeking a fat final payoff for their careers. I mean, who wants a 37yr old striker? And he ain't going to want to run and run at that age, just to get a glimmer of a chance at scoring: because our useless midfielders won't be able to cross it to him. that would be way too adventurous, and creative.
We will be the laughing stock of the Championship once more, and I can see all those young opposition players rubbing their hands together at our OAP of a team. CH, jog on.

2.) 28 Jan 2021 19:09:26
He would be decent loan unit the end of the season - if we had some decent players who could cross the ball. Sadly that’s not the case.

3.) 28 Jan 2021 19:35:25
His season so far has been interrupted by injuries?
35k a week wages?
Wont last 90 mins?
Mind you the midfielders would be a lot closer to him? 🤣.

4.) 28 Jan 2021 19:57:18
Very good ff79😂😂.

5.) 28 Jan 2021 21:20:28
Are we going for a record as to the average age of a team.

6.) 28 Jan 2021 21:37:55
I wouldn't complain if we got him until the end of the season IF HE IS ACTUALLY FIT!

I get the boss might want another option, but no way should we be in a position where we need him. If Swann isn't ready why did we let Tyler Walker go? It's obvious we need a player who can either hold up play or somebody quicker than Grabban and Taylor. Yes Murray can hold it up and is good in the air. However, he is hardly going to split defences with his pace.

7.) 28 Jan 2021 21:57:32
All we have done is go full circle from giving Daryl Murphy a three year contract at thirty four to trying to sign a 37 year old?

8.) 29 Jan 2021 12:05:03
Hasn't played for Watford since October. Last I saw the local paper said he was training on his own. Seriously doubt he can be fit.

9.) 29 Jan 2021 16:04:27
He would fit right in with Freeman, Knockeart, Arter, and Colback when they joined.



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.




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31 Mar 2021 21:06:11
There has been talk of Krovinovic costing a few quid to bring in and also Carvalho getting another chance if we can't get some money back for him. However, I hear Silva hasn't been playing as regularly for Olympiacos.

Surely we would get a "good deal" (i. e. cheaper than Krovs) for Silva? We should have made the play-offs with Silva in midfield in case we all forgot. He is definitely a player we have missed this season in my opinion.

Time to think "inside" the Marinakis box more?



28 Mar 2021 21:01:35
If we still had Martin O'Neil we would have saved millions on managers wages and paying off their contracts when we sacked them. We could have kept Matty Cash for a start.

1.) 28 Mar 2021 21:30:25
He was a dinosaur red, just accept it, we’ve moved on to a more modern style of football and it’s great to watch, no matter how hard Rog try you can’t stop progress my friend .

2.) 29 Mar 2021 00:57:25
Very funny mate. :)

3.) 29 Mar 2021 08:40:55
RedCyclist even if Martin had been kept Matty would have still been sold. That is funny 2star.

4.) 29 Mar 2021 09:19:57
Here 2 Star?
Keep me out of it.



23 Mar 2021 17:53:44
I've heard Forest are going for youth next season.

We are going to sign "Big" Wes Morgan (37), Jagielka (39) and cash in on Soh and Worrall! We can use the money to buy a striker off Olympiacos!

1.) 23 Mar 2021 18:50:05
Careful what you wish for cyclists 🎈.



11 Mar 2021 00:12:15
Perspective time. Which Forest player, in Championship matches:-

-the most assists per 90 mins
-the most goals per 90 mins
-the most successful dribbles per game
-the most tackles per game
-the most key passes per game

The answers will shock you!

1.) 11 Mar 2021 09:54:21
Franz Carr
Andrea Silenzi
Robert Rosario
David Prutton
Jason Lee

2.) 11 Mar 2021 10:08:29
Most assists per 90mins: Alex Mighten
Most goals per 90mins: Alex Mighten
Most successful dribbles per 90mins: Nuno da Costa (haha)
Most tackles per 90 mins: Jordan Gabriel
Most key passes per game: Nicholas Ionnouo

So our most threatening attacking players in the championships this season and most likely player to win possession are all out on loan or can't get a game.

Funny stat. The player with the lowest body weight in kilos? Freeman! I kid you not haha.

3.) 11 Mar 2021 10:22:27
Just proves what bs stats are.

4.) 12 Mar 2021 13:32:03
In the end you either believe stats or not . Most of the players red cyclists lists have had little game time on the pitch . However on the negative side we can look at Knockeart in exactly the same way . Surely when you are trying to by an attacking midfielder you look at these stats and compare to Grealish as would be your gold standard . We won’t get iGrealish but it’s a good way to look at ie Kosonovic, Yates, Cafu and Garner and see how their stats compare . After all we have not done very well in the transfer market to date ( last few years at least ) . So th he club needs such stats before Murray and Knock sign on the dotted line. At the moment I would sign neither.



17 Feb 2021 22:14:02
Decent performance.

Pros: More positive play, Garner is one hell of a player, Cafu isn't completely useless,

Cons: Lolley is definitely on the wane fitness wise, the boss doesn't take decisive substitutions when a player is clearly doing bugger all, is it me or do we STILL need a new LB (& RB)

I hope the less defensive mindset is here to stay!


1.) 17 Feb 2021 23:01:59
We need a goalscoring midfielder more than anything.

2.) 17 Feb 2021 23:14:43
We need that, and we need a striker under the age of 37 who scores goals.

3.) 18 Feb 2021 08:35:40
Grabban was awful waste of a shirt simple as! .




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06 Apr 2021 16:43:28
According to the Oxford boss McGuane has been key and they are not as consistent without him.

I reckon the key to whether McGuane will get a chance next season is partly with the future of other players. If we re-sign Garner and keep Artur then I think that McGuane will not get much football. If we move Artur on and can't get Garner then I'm fairly sure Hughton would want to take a look at him again pre-season and early season, before the loan/ transfer window closes.



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22 Mar 2021 20:07:53
Within 5 minutes of me posting that two normal stories appeared :)



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22 Mar 2021 15:36:58
Oh, and I didn't even mention Mbe Soh! He could be getting used to English Championship level. Instead, he is bench warming even when Worrall or McKenna are out injured.

And Taylor has been treated appallingly. Grabban has been next to useless and the boss started with a 37-year-old twice a week ahead of Taylor. That is how to completely destroy a player's confidence.

Bad management? You tell me!



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22 Mar 2021 15:15:24
I'll make a prediction Ginger. If he is sacked the team will do better and be more entertaining. Young players will get more game time.

I could be wrong. However, the evidence is that this manager (or his system and training methods) is not getting enough from the players and is doing worse than last season.

Some fans would take boring football if we were actually contenders. We aren't. We have made a few poor recruitment choices. I'd argue a lot of the errors were signing too many players who haven't played much football last season. We all know if you aren't match hardened then you are likely to take time to get fit and may get injured and be out. Think Artur, Colback, Freeman. Three decent players who have played little footy last season and are injured constantly and weren't ready for the new season.

Having said that the boss has had little impact apart from developing a player for Man United who may now not lend him to us next season as he is potentially ready to play at a higher level. What else has Hughton achieved apart from boring us to death and playing loan-players and blocking the progress of our home-grown players?

We should have recalled Brennan Johnson and played Mighten and him regularly to assess their ability AT THIS LEVEL and prepare them for the next season. Instead, we play Krovinovic and Fatty Freeman when we could have young hungry players learning to compete at this level. Yes they would have made mistakes but we won't go down or up this season. You learn from mistakes not from sitting on the bench or playing in a division below your level (in the case or Jordan Gabriel and Brennan Johnson) .

I hate changing bosses a lot. But no progress is pointless. I reckon the owner will be considering making a change if there is no improvement very soon!



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21 Mar 2021 18:32:01
Hughton? Sack? Team who finished one point outside play-offs to nowhere? Hmmmm?

No, let's stick with boring and no hope of promotion shall we?




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11 Apr 2021 16:52:36
Gabriel is in the Blackpool team. He is listed as Lawrence in the match reports (his name is Jordan Lawrence Gabriel I think)



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06 Apr 2021 13:40:15
Maybe we should invite Barry Fry onto the Forest board!



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06 Apr 2021 13:38:35
And I think we should have a ban on moaning about people moaning. If you don't agree with what someone says about footy then comment on the point. Play the ball not the man!



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06 Apr 2021 13:37:07
Getting stressed about how satisfied other fans are is pretty draining I expect. There's nothing wrong with being pleased we won and still having other things that bother you. We are all human.

It's brilliant that we won. It is still cruel on Forest's other strikers that a player who has been useless always gets picked ahead of them. It's true. If it doesn't bother you then cool but give yourself a break and let other humans moan if they feel like it. It has been a tough season and tough year in other ways. People come on here to have a banter and sometimes a moan. More power to them all.

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05 Apr 2021 16:05:00
It is you. You and every other person who has watched forest this season (part from ff79). You have to be one stubborn boss to be unwiling to admit Grabban has been rubbish for a long time now. No question.

And if he does score a goal now I stand by what I say. Not good enough.