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01 Sep 2019 10:55:04
Gbolo Ariyibi has left the club.

1.) 01 Sep 2019 11:42:49
Just a few more to depart then before Mondays deadline or would Forest consider just paying up the rest of their contracts to get them out of the club? I would do the latter as you are going to be paying them anyhow.

2.) 01 Sep 2019 13:11:49
A better deal is to get them to accept some lower wages elsewhere and pay the difference. Cheaper than paying off the whole contract.



10 Feb 2019 23:23:23
I've heard some balls in my time. This is the latest theme.

Apparently, Karanka persisting with Grabban taking penalties and playing the lightweight Carvalho even when we needed to be solid in midfield had nothing to do with Forest losing. In fact he was doing a great job and we were making progress and signed some good players.

Wait for it. But now we have a boss who immediately recognises what any smart observer does - that we need another penalty taker - and also plays a stronger young player in place of the lightweight Carvalho which succeeds in keeping the scores down has absolutely nothing to do with us winning.

Oh and now we have strengthened this progress making squad we are apparently going backwards.


1.) 11 Feb 2019 08:56:24
Tough run of games coming up redcyclist
Preston a
Derby h
Stoke a
Hull h
Villa h
If we don't win em all the karanka barmy army will soon be telling us that were doomed 😀😀😀

2.) 11 Feb 2019 09:38:49
Wba draw, Preston loss, Derby loss, Stoke Win, Hull Win, Villa Win.

That therefore is 10 points out of 18 for Forest.

3.) 11 Feb 2019 10:07:16
That won't be enough for the karanka lovers 😁😋😁

4.) 11 Feb 2019 10:58:01
Derby loss isn’t acceptable

5.) 11 Feb 2019 13:04:49
Cyclist sounds spot on mate you just forgot we need a goalie too.
Mind you got a better one in the stiffs. Steele

6.) 11 Feb 2019 15:47:23
I agree, tough fixtures approaching. But they are not the ones that worry me. Well only the ones against bottom half teams. Top 8 clubs rarely beat the mighty Reds!

I'm not sure about the keeper. I think he's had bad games when I haven't seen him so you probably right but let's get a top international WHEN we go up at the end f the season. EVER THE OPTIMIST!

I reckon Keano and MON get the significance of the Derby match since no manager apart from Psycho. The players will be MOTIVATED to another level for that one.


7.) 11 Feb 2019 16:58:55
I think it's too soon to be comparing Karanka's era with MON's.

Karanka's dismissal was harsh, yet another Manager not given enough time. And the performances under MON have been industrious but not very pretty with mixed results.

Really don't see how you can favour one over the other at present without having some kind of bias or trying to assert some hidden agenda.

8.) 11 Feb 2019 17:27:55
Hidden ?

9.) 11 Feb 2019 18:36:25
He wasn't dismissed,he just didn't want to work under the owners rules.
Good luck finding any club that will allow him his own way.

10.) 11 Feb 2019 20:23:54
Karankas the reason we got this massive squad an also unbalanced one, clearly needed defenders in the summer yet we signed about 10 midfielders lol

11.) 11 Feb 2019 20:39:32
And ain't that the truth, the amount of holding midfielders he had was and is ridiculous.

12.) 11 Feb 2019 21:00:26
Cyclist are you really that naive to think MON didn’t know who our penalty taker was and how many he’s missed this season before Saturday? If MON had given the job to someone else I would respect your argument but he allowed him to take it so get over it.

13.) 11 Feb 2019 21:18:43
We’ve currently got 6 holding midfielders - ludicrous !

14.) 11 Feb 2019 22:28:03
Time somebody got on their red bike!🙄🙄🙄

15.) 12 Feb 2019 00:24:52
Is it Redinexile back. It was your opinion that we were doomed to lose if we played Osbourne at left back and didn't play Carvalho wasn't it?

You were wrong. Eat some humble pie.

16.) 12 Feb 2019 12:36:21
We didn't need defenders in the Summer. We had Figs, Fox and Worrall, then went on to sign Dawson and Hefele. Five was enough, so much so that we were able to send Worrall out on loan and at the time no one complained. don't try and change the past to suit your agenda.

17.) 12 Feb 2019 14:03:31
Don't need to eat humble pie mate I opened the shop remember?

Why is it you never read posts properly before spouting nonsense ? Where is the bit about DOOMED when I posted win or draw?

I'm posting you some bike clips to stop all your bull running down your leg🤡🤣🤣🤣

18.) 12 Feb 2019 21:04:25
we did need defenders like a proper left back an all the defenders we bought were injury prone an u can’t call fox a centre back what we didn’t need is 6 centre mids

19.) 13 Feb 2019 10:52:48
In the championship there is always ‘tough games coming up’ I actually think the next 7-8 games are winnable and potentially will change everything. We have a fair few home games (which we have done well in most the season) and we haven’t got to play any of top 8 apart from Derby but against Derby form goes out the window a bit.
Is impossible to really predict much in this league but we are looking tough to beat this season and think there are signs we are starting to take chances lately.
Preston away will be hard and Derby but other games coming up I expect us to take quite a few points in and others will drop points as they play each other! I am still believing that we can be this season Fulham!



31 Jan 2019 22:18:09
I just heard we are in for Jordan Rhodes. Last minute bid

1.) 31 Jan 2019 22:49:22
Seems like all roads lead to Nottingham. 😀😀😀

2.) 31 Jan 2019 22:52:46
Doubt it

3.) 31 Jan 2019 23:09:06
I just heard that someone is making things up!

4.) 01 Feb 2019 11:41:36
Tap, He had been cycling for too long and became deluded.

5.) 01 Feb 2019 12:42:45
He's at the end of the road!

6.) 01 Feb 2019 13:19:24

7.) 01 Feb 2019 14:03:57
That was meant for the banter page. i.e. a joke. When I post real rumours they end up in banter LOOOOL

8.) 01 Feb 2019 14:24:55
Rc we take our rumours seriously 😁

9.) 01 Feb 2019 14:38:03
It was a serious joke! :D

10.) 01 Feb 2019 15:57:48
You lot are making my head spin!!

11.) 01 Feb 2019 16:12:42
Like a record baby. 😁

12.) 01 Feb 2019 16:24:02
LC please stop! I want to get off!

13.) 01 Feb 2019 16:57:24
S_Getty, if done properly you will get off in two different ways. 😁

14.) 01 Feb 2019 22:13:17
Ooooh LC "You are awful but I like you"
Welcome Dick LC Emery to the Comedy Club
Resident comedians include Tommy Exile Cooper, Basil & his Bank Balance, the Ff Class Clown and his alter ego Victor Meldrew, Lilly Skegs Savage and Eddy Creepy Monologue Izzard!
We have a few more candidates awaiting comedy status! 🤣🤣🤣🐬

15.) 01 Feb 2019 22:49:31
Lol red you forgot the biggest clown of all, yourself the i don't live in a goldfish bowl forest fan who wears lucky red pants, who thinks ships sail down the trent and all that cross the bridge can do so only if your intoxicated. 🤣🤣🤣



30 Jan 2019 12:14:17
Britt Assomballongsa could be a target. Please let this be true!

1.) 30 Jan 2019 12:25:29
I would have him back but only at a reduced rate lol but we only want people that will fight for our cause.

2.) 30 Jan 2019 14:24:39
I take it you weren’t at the Ipswich game when Assombalonga kept us in the league?
Anyone who watched that game can’t say he won’t fight for the team, my worry is his fitness as he seems to miss games ever since that injury in his first season at Forest before but if we can steal him back for cut price I wouldn’t moan as he knows where the net is!

3.) 30 Jan 2019 14:36:22
We are only interested in injury prone players. Otherwise we have too big a squad and players will get bored. lol

4.) 30 Jan 2019 16:04:41
RC I'd be interested in your list of targets that never get injured?

5.) 30 Jan 2019 16:49:04
Ben Osbourn nevers gets injured.



24 Jan 2019 11:15:53
A little bird (not Twitter a member of staff) tells me that MON has "expressed his surprise at the judgement" of whoever decided the England under 21 trophy winning international Joe Worrall and Tyler Walker are both farmed out to other clubs for the whole season when there is obviously a good chance of picking up injuries in December.

I agree with him. We have central defenders over 30 and/or with a history of injuries (Dawson, Hefela, Fox) and if we use Robinson as cover no natural left back. We also let Tyler go even though we didn't have a pacy striker with any experience available.

If Karanka made these choices then it is his fault we have had this defensive crisis and his fault we have dropped out of contention. No question about it.

Whoever signed Ansirafard knew he wouldn't be available in the period of the season we are most likely to have injuries and suspensions and need extra bodies. Another mysterious poor decision.

1.) 24 Jan 2019 11:20:41
Did that little bird point out that neither player is good enough and never will be which is the point of farming them out.

2.) 24 Jan 2019 11:38:29
Well I don't think MON agrees. Neither does Steven Gerrard.

3.) 24 Jan 2019 11:43:29
I'd agree that the jury is still out on Tyler by the way but not that he is not good enough

4.) 24 Jan 2019 12:16:26
Different managers rate players differently. Worrall was probably loaned out because AK had 4 players ahead of him in the pecking order. That’s 2 playing and a couple back ups. Walker is probably playing at his level now. The only issue I had was lack of depth at left back (as usual!)

5.) 24 Jan 2019 13:01:47
Tyler Walker will never be good enough, the decision to let him go out and get some game time on loan was best for all parties and still is.

Joe Worrall was the right decision at the time when we had Dawson, Figueiredo, Hefele and Fox competing for two places. Worrall was better off developing at Rangers than sat here as 4th or 5th choice.

Hindsight's a wonderful thing, especially if you want to take a dig at an ex-Manager and drop all the blame on him.

Karanka didn't sign Ansarifard either. It was obviously the Greek team behind the scenes that put the deal together. His links with Olympiakos give it away. Mystery solved.

6.) 24 Jan 2019 13:43:48
We have seen both Worrall and Walker in the first team and neither can hold a place down. Both are getting the game time they need to develop so I do not see what the issue is as nearly everyone thought it was a good call at the time and both players are benefitting from the decision?

7.) 24 Jan 2019 14:03:48
All of those comments ignore the point that three of the four central defenders are over 30 or injury prone. Worrall would have had games here for that reason. He's also a better player than Hefela and probably Fox (but less experienced).

And it isn't true that everyone though it was a good call to send Worrall out. Under Brian Clough he would have been here at Forest and learning from our staff and senior professionals.

8.) 24 Jan 2019 14:05:22
I bet Steven Gerrard is laughing at us. He has a £10M defender (yes we turned that down) without the fee and is allowing Worrall to bond with his club and staff while we struggle for defenderrs. Doh!

And yes, it is Karanka's fault.

9.) 24 Jan 2019 15:53:46
Hefele injury prone? He played 42 games (33 starts) for Huddersfield the year they went up and started all 38 games for Dresden the season before that. His only recent injury was last season sat on the Huddersfield bench. And it was a knee injury, nothing to do with his current achilles problem.

And Fox has started 70 games for Forest over the last two and a half seasons, even though he's been in and out of favour.

Injury prone, my arm.

10.) 24 Jan 2019 16:06:35
There are some very ageist old timers on this site!
Apart from the class of 92 you win nought with kids and our most successful teams always had some old heads at the back!
Apart from the goalkeepers Osborn Colback and Carvalho the rest of the squad have had injury spells and so have previous squads so how can that be the managers fault?

11.) 24 Jan 2019 16:06:47
How can it be Karanka's fault that defenders got injured and suspended, that is a ridiculous stretch Red.

If he hadn't loaned out players that were not getting any game time you would be moaning the other way. Maybe you could lend the new manager your crystal ball so he can get everything right for you.

12.) 24 Jan 2019 16:29:01
Darikwa Robinson janco Dias goncalves grabban cash yacob Watson and geddy and lolley,have been available all season in general barring the odd niggle.
So not just colback Osborn and calvahalo.
It's the central defenders that have been constantly injured,but that happens when you have players like Dawson heffle fox and Byram none of whom have managed a full season for years,so the manager is to blame by bring so many unfit players to the club and relying on them to stay fit for the season.
They all need disposing of as they are unreliable and the defence is forever changing.

13.) 24 Jan 2019 17:13:02
Hefela has had a bad injury in recent years. And Fox is over 30 as is Dawson. So I was right matey.

14.) 24 Jan 2019 17:51:02
Yes red cyclist all injury prone and need to be forgotten,keep Dawson on as coach with the youngsters,Worrall would have learnt so much from Dawson rather than going out on loan.

15.) 24 Jan 2019 17:51:04
Cyclists are always right 🤔 sorry I meant they always think they have right of way 🤷🏻‍♂️

16.) 24 Jan 2019 18:55:29
On year bike 2 tone😁
Only ride mine on the cycle tracks and canal sides and always get off when I see a hill,well wouldn't want to slow the traffic down.🤣🤣🤣

17.) 24 Jan 2019 22:13:47
I spend most of my time trying to dodge traffic. I live in the city 2tone so I have to obey the taxi driver law. Taxis always have right of way.

But Hefela has had a bad injury. He has another now. Fox is over 30. So is Dawson and Dawson was never going to play every game. So if Worrall is a better player or even as good as Hefela then developing him makes more sense than playing players whose value will only go down.


18.) 25 Jan 2019 15:09:04
Yea, all players over 30 are rubbish, injury prone and should be ditched posthaste. Good call.

Jack Colback will be 30 in October let's hope we don't sign him permanently. Yacob's getting on as well, 32 in the Summer. These players are dragging us down.

19.) 26 Jan 2019 21:23:14
Why are you pretending people say things they haven't Wonky?

The balance of the squad was wrong. Nobody said players can't be useful after 30. I suspect you are just trying to make a faux put-down because you were one of the Karanka lovers who were wrong and WE WERE RIGHT!

Yes, we were right. And the balance was wrong. As per above. MON is right.




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24 Oct 2019 11:24:58
The long and short of it is this. Players like Silva and Carvalho are only in the side to create goal scoring opportunities or killer passes really. Right? So if they aren't doing that regularly then there is little point in having them in the side. Right? This was also true of Carvalho for much of last season. Right?

We do need to create chances but the DOF or whoever does recruitment and player sales needs to have a long look at how we recruit players who do that IMO.

I think right now if we had a certain midfielder who is playing in the U23s at Newcastle we would have had cover/ replacement for Sow. If we had a certain Tyler Walker in the squad we would have had a decent finisher in the side with pace as Grabban - injured or not - can't play every minute. We would also have been served well late on last night with a decent target man but there isn't one in the squad!

1.) 24 Oct 2019 11:29:24
Hindsight’s a wonderful thing!

2.) 24 Oct 2019 12:27:13
hindsight is an awful think if you're honest. :)

3.) 24 Oct 2019 13:41:53
Good point lol.



19 Oct 2019 11:29:53
Feeling optimistic. Lolley and Carvalho back on form and a whopping 6-0 win for the mighty Reds!



15 Sep 2019 12:15:11
Same pair of central defenders most matches and we start to look solid. That is not a coincidence.

I also remember being slated on here about a year ago for saying it was a mistake to send Worrall out on loan last season. Yes you could argue he is a better player for it. However I'd argue that he would have improved even more playing week in week out in the Championships at a HIGHER standard.

Anyway, what a great start. Looking forward to playing Leicestewr twice a year again from next season.


1.) 15 Sep 2019 13:09:23
it was the same with Lacelles. Even Wes Morgan got criticised playing centre back for us. Defenders (especially young) need time to build partnerships at the back.

2.) 15 Sep 2019 13:13:56
I would have been more than happy with an away point yesterday so well played Forest and SL, the hard work off the field is really paying off.

Hope we can follow up with a win at home next Sat.

3.) 15 Sep 2019 18:48:20
Everything crossed that Grabban can play most of the games until Christmas. Maybe, just maybe another home grown player should not have been sent out on loan (Tyler Walker) . I truly hope I am wrong.

4.) 15 Sep 2019 18:50:13
I agree about Morgan too. My Leicester mate was so disappointed when they signed him. The rest is history.



12 Sep 2019 18:06:16
I was just checking the squad list in the light of Mir's injury. Nope, we don't have an out and out striker in the senior squad! Why did we let Tyler Walker go? We might have to play Ameobi up front if Grabban gets injured? Or maybe we are going for Pants as a target man LOOOOOOOOOOOL!

Does anyone know why Zach Clough has the same squad number as young Brennan Johnson? Very starnge.

1.) 12 Sep 2019 22:07:20
Wouldnt be too upset to see adohma as cover to be honest, or a youth striker.

2.) 12 Sep 2019 22:46:08
I only see us having one striker in grabban, don't rate Mir at all so can't see us missing him.
We have goals that can come from defenders and midfield especially the wingers.
So he won't be missed we just need to get through to Jan then address the situation.

3.) 13 Sep 2019 00:19:48
The boss seems to be OK with this and everything else he seems to have done as worked out great so no worries from me and mir isn't really needed at the minute so when he his he might surprise us.

4.) 13 Sep 2019 03:48:27
Is Mir's injury speculation at the mo? Even so the lack of cover may come back to haunt us when Grabs picks up a knock. As far as system goes. I'll go against the general forum opinion and say we have a well drilled midfield which can produce an end product to steal games with the tactical formation we play. SL employs a system which grinds out results. fingers crossed for the Swansea game. COYR.

5.) 13 Sep 2019 10:40:53
Walker can be recalled in January, I hope he keeps his form up and bring him back in January. I doubt anybody worth having will be available untill next summer.



01 Sep 2019 10:12:54
We are on 10pts and just behind the play-offs. There is more to this story though. We have already played 5 of the top 7 teams so in theory have had the toughest start in the division.

We now have the Swansea who are top next so will have played 6 of the top 7 teams in the table after our next game!

If we keep up that form against the teams lower down the table we could well be pushing for the top two by Christmas.


1.) 01 Sep 2019 13:10:32
We are on 9 points.

2.) 01 Sep 2019 21:23:51
9 well earned points and should be more but for mistakes from a rookie keeper first game.
Played some good stuff and showed a great team spirit when going behind.
Hes decided his 23 man squad and that's a good thing the rest will have to move on or just sulk and take their wages either way he's shown authority and what he wants and how he wants is to play.
Well done Lamouchi as I feared for him with no knowledge of this league and the fixture list we had to start.




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01 Sep 2019 13:11:49
A better deal is to get them to accept some lower wages elsewhere and pay the difference. Cheaper than paying off the whole contract.



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20 Aug 2019 17:00:58
I agree he didn't look the player he was but with the proviso that he didn't really get a good run in the team. We have had several midfielders on our books who haven't really had a run (Bridcutt? ) . I put that down to poor recruitment planning and panic buying in a stupid attempt to get out of the division quickly rather than building a team.



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20 Aug 2019 13:01:57
And we did get a fee.



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20 Aug 2019 13:01:16
Last time Geddy was a first team regular we were genuine play-off contenders. It is easy to forget these things.



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10 Jul 2019 12:18:33
Tyler Walker is a prolific goal scorer! A finisher like Tyler will get plenty of goals with the supply from those players. Players like that score at any level if they get the right supply.




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11 Nov 2019 23:37:14
I think Tyler Walker is a better bet and will cost us nothing!



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06 Nov 2019 00:37:44
Can't wait!



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24 Oct 2019 12:27:13
hindsight is an awful think if you're honest. :)



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23 Oct 2019 23:21:15
I was slated on this site for saying Carvs looks poor and everyone here wanted rid of Watson. Doh!



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03 Oct 2019 22:01:24
I wasn't wrong about Worrall's ability. Neither were the England youth set-up. Neither was Steven Gerrard. I was slated on here for saying it was a mistake to let Worrall go. I have been slated for saying Walker is good enough at this level. Hopefully I'm right about Tyler too.