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08 Aug 2022 16:35:19
A little bird tells me that six foot three inch DM, Cheikhou Kouyaté might be next through the door.

We need more presence in the middle of the park. He played regularly for Palace last season and at least knows the Prem. He can also play at CD.


1.) 08 Aug 2022 16:53:58
It's on the local rag pages now. I bet they heard it from the same source. It does look like this one is a goer. We need the presence and experience in the middle, so a player like this must be on the way.



15 Jul 2022 17:47:35
RUMOUR ALERT: Forest will try to sign 19yo midfielder, Aster Vranckx from Wolfsberg.

Apparently, he broke into the Mechelen team at the age of 17 and can play in a number of midfield roles.


1.) 15 Jul 2022 19:32:21
Yes Asterix the Gaul looks a good prospect and certainly gave the Romans a run for their money! ??.

2.) 15 Jul 2022 21:44:34
We should sign him based on the song we can invent for him.



04 Jul 2022 12:40:36
Rumour alert: Forest have agreed personal terms in principle with Neco Williams. The transfer will go through quickly if a fee can be agreed with Liverpool.

Source from inside Forest.


1.) 04 Jul 2022 14:07:03
That would be another good signing ?.

2.) 04 Jul 2022 14:07:06
Think the only sticking point is Liverpool want 15 million up front. Think we’ll get this one done soon.

3.) 04 Jul 2022 21:19:32
Same with spence the fee is too high and no one wants to pay the asking price.



19 Jun 2022 22:36:20
Rumour: Striker incoming.

Taiwo Awoniyi. 20 goals last season in Bundesliga, physical, clinical striker who can do the Davis role.

Apparently has been in Athens with his agent to discuss terms.

Does this mean Villa are taking the p1ss with the asking price for Davis? Similar player.


1.) 20 Jun 2022 07:34:23
I'm hoping we sign both ibthinkbwe would need 4 decent strikers in the prem.

2.) 20 Jun 2022 08:51:38
Ibthinkbwe sounds good.

Is he a Nigerian international too?

3.) 20 Jun 2022 09:31:51
Redmash/ Wonky. was thinking the same about ibthinkbwe. thought he was another from the middle east for a moment! Lol ?.

4.) 20 Jun 2022 11:08:30
We will sign two strikers. My guess is that one of them will be able to also play on the wing (s) and/ or as the creative midfielder.

Signing versatile players will make a huge difference.

1. GK? Even if we keep Samba, I think Horvath wants to start games to get in the USA World Cup squad.

2. CB. (probably need 2 if Cooper doesn't trust Panzo/ Soh)

3. RWB (Laryea as cover)

4. LWB (Colback as cover)

5. Midfielder

6. Winger/ AM/ Backup-Striker

7. Centre Forward (Davis/ Awoniyi/ similar - ideally both)

Above is minimum. Some players need to be able to cover other positions, or we will still struggle for cover. Ideally, we will sign AT LEAST 9 players.

Forest need to spend really well and spend a lot of money. If not, the boss must have had a change of heart on players like Drager, Silva etc. If we can't get who we want then the likes of Lolley and Grabban need to stay fit and surprise a few people.

5.) 20 Jun 2022 15:24:37
Is this awoniyi been playing in German prem league. Watched him on you tube. And some of the defending is poor. Takes his goals well. But is he prem standard.
Still hope we go for Davis as well.

6.) 20 Jun 2022 15:49:33
Henderson - GK
Neco Williams - RWB
Niakhate - CB
Toffollo? - LWB
Garner and Maitland Niles - CM
Gibbs-White + 1 more - CAM
Awoniyi + 1 more - ST

That’d be what I’d do. Zinck maybe as a back up option to MGW then another good solid forward. Don’t think we need Awoniyi and Davis, would prefer we got a player that’s got a bit of pace and trickery about them but different to what we already have.

7.) 20 Jun 2022 16:49:34
We don't have anyone like Davis or Awoniyi, so we do need a player like that. We were practically unbeatable playing with Davis.

8.) 20 Jun 2022 16:57:07
Yes but we don’t need both. One is enough, then surridge adds something different with his movement. If we had surridge, davis, Awoniyi and Grabban we have 4 out and out strikers + Brennan. We’d be better off with Davis being someone completely different to the others.



04 Jun 2022 02:57:03
Word is that Forest have agreed a deal with Joe Rothwell.

Good signing if it turns out to be true.





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11 Aug 2022 11:25:35
Forest outgoings and replacements. Look how many

Horvath: Hennessey
Samba: Henderson

Ionnou: Toffolo
Bong: Richards (injured) *

Laryea: Williams
Spence: *
Jenkinson: *

Figueredo: Niakhate
Panzo: Biancone

Ojeda: Mangala
Garner: *Freuler*
Fornah: *

Silva: *
Zinc: Lingard

Davis: Awoniyi
Grabban: *
Da Costa: *

So let's assume Freuler is a done deal. If Richards is out for a while, We still need to replace Grabban, Richards and Silva. We might even need one more MF player.

Even more forward planning, Soh and Mighten need minutes and probably need a loan. Do we need one more attacker and a CD? The squad is not finished.


1.) 11 Aug 2022 11:30:41
Sorry, Forgot to mention:

Lolley: ****

We need more players. We can't pretend we are OK with what we have.

2.) 11 Aug 2022 12:15:28
Spot on mate think Taylor will be moved on and can see mighten going out on loan so even thinner squad.

3.) 11 Aug 2022 12:29:31
Good post Redcyclist thank you for emphasising my point, we’re far too short on numbers which is why cooper said we need to bring in at least another 3 or 4 more players, in the interview after the Valencia match.
Not my words Steve coopers words and I’ll stand by and support everything he wants to do, as he’s the man who knows the squad better than anyone and he and the club have my full support.

4.) 11 Aug 2022 12:50:53
Blackpool are interested in Lolley.

5.) 11 Aug 2022 13:45:55
Very good perspective creating post red.



10 Aug 2022 10:45:12
The only teams to beat Newcastle at home in the EPL since December are Man city and Liverpool.

I think we should panic. We aren't as good as the big two with a new team first match.


1.) 10 Aug 2022 11:00:42
The answer to that is FIRST MATCH everyone is concerned at the moment at my age I've seen every kind of start to the season from the sixties onward but wouldn't swap with any other team on the planet give them a chance you may be right in the end if you are can't wait for the TOLD YOU SO! Have faith.



06 Aug 2022 17:37:03
If you look at the results so far, EVERY AWAY TEAM HAS LOST (apart from Liverpool) .

I knew everyone would decide we were useless if we lost one game. Away defeat against a top half team is not the end of the world. How often do Newcastle lose at home?


1.) 06 Aug 2022 17:54:34
I expected to lose but lose and give a good account of them self's terrible performance and I wouldn't really rate newcastle they won't make top 6 let's hope the performance is better against West ham.



06 Aug 2022 13:12:21
It won't be a 3:4:1:2 today. It will be a 3:4:2:1 formation.

Worrall, Niakhate/ Cook, McKenna
Williams, Colback, O'Brian, Toffolo
Johnson, Lingard


1.) 06 Aug 2022 14:08:10
Odd how we have left our record signing sat on the bench.

2.) 06 Aug 2022 14:22:50
Yes. On the other hand, Surridge is ideal for countering at pace away.

3.) 06 Aug 2022 14:57:33
It is odd 2star?



27 Jul 2022 13:58:10
NONSENSE RUMOUR ALERT: West Ham are supposedly offering £20M for Cornet.

We are told he has a release clause of £17.5M. Either the hammers are rattled by us getting Lingard or somebody is full of bovine excreta!


1.) 28 Jul 2022 08:46:06
I read somewhere Cornet was an unsettling presence in the dressing room. What was meant by that I dunno but they are all highly skilled, highly paid professionals and should get on with it. I’ve no doubt Kenny Burns had his ups and downs with some of his team mates but it was always the opposition that got the brunt of it.

2.) 28 Jul 2022 09:56:49
I've read somewhere Elvis is still alive and Bigfoot regularly eats at KFC on Wednesday's.




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08 Aug 2022 16:53:58
It's on the local rag pages now. I bet they heard it from the same source. It does look like this one is a goer. We need the presence and experience in the middle, so a player like this must be on the way.




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25 Jul 2022 18:46:48
I doubt this is news, but wherever Artur goes, we will be paying most of his wages still.

Lolley is a bit injury prone and will also be on a decent salary, so won't be easy to shift unless we pay half his wages on a loan too.

Laryea will be easy to move, but won't be going anywhere until the gaffer knows we have enough cover at both wing back positions.

Cafu wants to stay. So unless we decide he is no use even as a squad player, then he will be here for the time being. His wages are not that high, so not a big deal, and he is apparently really popular around the club and good for the team spirit.




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23 Jul 2022 17:59:16
Apparently Cafu is staying. If he doesn't play a lot, he can be the mascot. Lovely guy and a better player than people seem to think.




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15 Jul 2022 21:44:34
We should sign him based on the song we can invent for him.




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08 Jul 2022 17:13:31
The Williams bid has been accepted. Personal terms were already agreed, so expect the club to announce soon.

Wonky, I think it was you who asked, is Omar Richards any good. He does have England caps, doesn't he? I can't remember seeing him play, but I'd hope that means he is pretty good?





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11 Aug 2022 11:30:41
Sorry, Forgot to mention:

Lolley: ****

We need more players. We can't pretend we are OK with what we have.




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11 Aug 2022 11:04:50
Are the experts who thought Chris Wilder was a better option than Cooper and Artur was a good signing now saying we don't need to spend money when we have lost about 15 players and are playing in a higher division?

If Cooper wants Freuler, an attacker, a LWB and one more player, I'm with Cooper.

We obviously need a couple more players. We can afford it. It would be pretty dumb to go into the season weaker than we have to.




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10 Aug 2022 19:19:30
Doc M. More nonsense. Sorry.

I'm not going to waste my energy explaining to you why a world cup semi-final player is an upgrade on Zinc. That Yates is not a replacement for Lingard anyway, so you're chatting nonsense.

If you think this squad is weaker, then you must think Cooper and Murphy are pretty stupid (£85M) . I'll tell you now they aren't and the squad is stronger and recruitment is not finished yet.

And none of the players on loan who left are proven at this level. Get real.




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10 Aug 2022 10:41:34
Agree with you that we need to give the new players time to bed in and show what they can do.

I have seen some horse rubbish on here though. I'm sure one lad said we were weaker than last season.

GK: Samba out for Henderson = Upgrade
CD: Figs out for Niakhate = Upgrade
RWB: Spence out for Williams and Biancone (CD cover too)
LWB: Crock out for Omar Richards and Toffolo = Upgrade
CMF: Garner out for Mangala and O'Brian = Upgrade (more to come? )
AM: Zinc out for Lingard = Upgrade
STR: Davis Out for Awoniyi = Jury still out but Davis is a crock risk
STR: Grabban out for?

So apart from RWB, by the time we bring in another striker and left sided attacker freeing up Lingard to play CM as well if we want (where he has played in a world cup semi final! ) I don't know where the idea that we are weaker comes from, but it simply isn't true.

We might have looked weaker in the first game when we were away at one of the toughest places to play in Europe, but most teams will. But we haven't filled all the gaps in the squad yet and the players have not had time to adapt to each other and a new way of playing.

The same team would look weaker now. Why? Because we are playing at a much higher level. The only way to play at a higher level than the Prem is getting to the last 8 in the Champions League. Any team will look weaker against world-class opposition.

If we can recruit one more CM player, a LWB at least until Xmas, another STR and possibly a LAM/ LF (or a striker who can play there ideally, we will have a squad of 25 good players. Then the manager has to get the team in order. Rome wasn't build in a day.




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10 Aug 2022 00:08:57
We can't stop recruiting now. We only have one LWB if Richards is out until after the world cup. Another MF and attacker are needed. Going into the season without enough players would be madness.

It's easy to forget how many players have left.