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08 Aug 2019 22:01:15
Bostock in then. Clearly no striker coming in. The decision to let Tyler Walker go out on loan looks even drafter now. Wonder if we can persuade Crouch to come out of retirement!


1.) 08 Aug 2019 22:23:32
One thing I would say I don't think you've seen the last of the signings think a few free agents will join yet.

2.) 09 Aug 2019 16:57:30
Frazer Campbell heading to Huddersfield. One less free agent to bolster our threadbare attack.

3.) 09 Aug 2019 22:17:40
TWF That is the best news I've heard all window! 🤣.

4.) 10 Aug 2019 05:19:31
Anyone think we could get Daniel sturridge to come to us? Rooney at derby so there’s a chance.

5.) 10 Aug 2019 09:39:11
The Rooney circus will upset the apple cart at the Flat Pack Stadium come January! 🤮🤧🤣.



07 Aug 2019 22:12:10
Bruce Samba signed now. What does that do for Muric's confidence? Keepers, defenders and central midfielders, what about a bloody decent striker?




24 Feb 2018 14:34:54
That's a small looking line up we've put out. I would imagine QPR will be chucking plenty of crosses into our penalty area for Smith who is very good in the air. I'd imagine they'll target Osborn in particular.


1.) 24 Feb 2018 16:33:03
Seem to be doing alright anyway mate!!!

2.) 24 Feb 2018 16:58:22
As I said the other day, if we played football like we did in the second half it wouldn’t be long before we smashed some teams.

Let them build it from here, but it’s looking pretty good to me

3.) 24 Feb 2018 20:32:46
Lesson in life the whole is better than the sum of the individual parts and that gets results.
Karanka has now got a team playing rather than playing individuals who on paper are better?
Clougie did the same!
Onward and upward.



26 Jan 2018 19:13:32
According to Sky sports we're interested in Tim Cahill. Seems a strange one to me.


1.) 26 Jan 2018 19:32:05
Have we been taken over by Millwall?

2.) 26 Jan 2018 19:39:54
You have mixed it up, they say Millwall have offered him a contract about 2 hours ago.

3.) 26 Jan 2018 20:41:34
10 yrs too late. Was a cracking player.

4.) 26 Jan 2018 20:48:03
It's all over sky and fox sport Australia that we are going to hijack Cahill from Millwall, i hope not at 38 i think he's past it rather have de Oliveria ⚓

5.) 26 Jan 2018 23:15:10
Tim Cahill, 38, needs competitive football because of his last world cup. 6 month contract, model pro, will score goals and not as daft as it seems. A serious option if Vaughny keeps getting niggling injuries. No, I'm being serious.😉

6.) 27 Jan 2018 01:52:49
I've seen him on tv regularly in Asia playing for the Aussies, believe me he's still got it
Scores goals, winds up defences, no worries!

7.) 29 Jan 2018 11:14:11
I'd be happy to take him until the end of the season. Although the A League is not the same as the championship he still packs a punch. Also a little old at 39 my fav has to be Archie Thompson who played for my Aus team Melbourne Victory, still as fit as a butchers dog 90 goals in 229 apps.



10 Sep 2017 20:10:06
It doesn't seem to matter which defenders play, the result is still the same, no organisation and chaotic defending. Simply bringing in another CB would not have solved our problems. It's something that can only be put right by the manager and his coaching staff. Deciding whether we go with a back 5 or back 4 and then sticking to it week in week out would be a start, then drop zonal marking and going man to man marking should help at set pieces.

The leadership qualities of Lichaj should make him a regular in the team and I fail to see what Darwikra has done to keep last year's player of the season out of the team. You would think David Weir should know how to set up a defence. At least the Matt Mills haters can't blame him for yesterday!


1.) 11 Sep 2017 04:59:52
I think a vocal cb to pull other 3 into place and take charge would make a world of difference

2.) 11 Sep 2017 08:15:39
You are so right but been saying it all along, good luck with the response.

3.) 11 Sep 2017 09:37:29
I understand the reasoning behind playing the ball out from the back (If you hoof it then the vast majority of the time the ball goes to the opposition) but can we just play it forward quicker from the back in the same way that Liverpool do? 3 passes out and the ball should not be near the Penalty Area it should be near the half way line (unless we are playing against Beckham then it is doubtful that the opponents can shoot from there)

4.) 11 Sep 2017 12:07:29
We have to be able to mix the way we play, yes playing from the back and possession football is easy on the eye but not if we lose the ball and concede goals. As a defender, if in doubt get it out, better decision making against Leeds and S.Weds may have yielded an extra point or two. I agree about moving the ball quicker too, the longer we take the more time the opposition has to arrange their defence. Problem for Smith is this exposes his poor distribution, time to take him out of the firing line and give us the option of breaking quickly. This style would suit away games and against the better sides at home, just a realistic opinion based on our mid table expectations? FTID

5.) 11 Sep 2017 12:55:59
we don't look well drilled to me, set peices need to be drilled and drilled, and for me need to start marking more man to man instead of more zonal.

beyond me why a steady defender lichaj isn't starting, darikwa a liability to me.

6.) 11 Sep 2017 16:27:16
I'd like to see this defence given time to gel
Licha Manchienne Hobbs/worrell troare
Hobbs if he's fit. Then Vaughen bridgcutt holding
With Mackey dowel osbourn. And Murphy upfront.

7.) 11 Sep 2017 20:04:00
Playing the ball out the way we do, which is giving it to the first defender is suicide. That defender should then knock it it deep into midfield. No we lass it sideways which allows the opposition to get at us causing nervousness. Playing it long to a decent striker ie murphy or velios allows the defence tobpysh up and get bsck in formation. Simples. If the ball does come straight back we shouldbe organised to deal with it. Playing it out from the back is pk in the prem where the opposition strikers will back off. not in this league.

8.) 11 Sep 2017 20:24:29
Rr1. The longer you pass the ball the more likely it is to be intercepted, or for it to go astray. A player should run then pass, then move again, and off course a players pass needs to be accurate.

9.) 11 Sep 2017 21:43:56
Abf correct but we gave possesion to weds in dreadful areas which led to goals. Listen. Pearce would often take the ball from sutton, webb ot hodge would show for him and an early accurate pass from pearce would get us moving forward. Not this pish from sat where the ball was nervously batted about with no conviction. Play to your strengths. Fox worral and darikwa were terrified in posession.

10.) 13 Sep 2017 10:01:41
We certainly need to sort out the back. I personally think Darikwa is a decent solid back, i can remember the beginning of the last two seasons fans saying Lichaj was a liability when we were leaking goals. Keep Darikwa on the right, Lichaj can play on the right with Mancienne and another in the middle, Worral or Fox.

11.) 13 Sep 2017 10:08:33
Ooops, I meant Lichaj can play on the left!




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26 Aug 2019 12:59:18
As a purely hypothetical question if we were only going to win one of the next 2 games which would we sooner win, Derby or Preston?


1.) 26 Aug 2019 13:28:47
Were going to win both but if i had to choose Preston.

2.) 26 Aug 2019 13:49:17
Preston all the way don't think we going to win the cup and even if we were to knock out a couple of decent teams along the way people only remember the winners. 3 points everytime.

3.) 26 Aug 2019 14:40:52
Preston I agree, let's field a second string side giving Lolley watson dawson worrall grabone robinson a rest and see how other fringe players play.

4.) 26 Aug 2019 17:43:05

5.) 26 Aug 2019 18:41:21
Both games to win. Never give the suckers (sheep) an even break.



25 Aug 2019 13:50:04
Yesterday was a fantastic, if somewhat unexpected, result. I just hope we follow this up with 3 points in our next league match. In recent seasons we have had similar results (Middlesbrough away for example) but haven't backed it up against the so called lesser teams. Here's hoping Mr. Lamouchi will keep the momentum going, and of course beating the sheep in the cup would be the icing on the cake.




21 Aug 2019 20:08:32
Memo to Jack Robinson, part of a full backs job is to stop crosses. Good to see that after playing football on Saturday we've resorted to our away "tactic" of thumping long balls up to an isolated Grabban. Long night ahead I suspect.


1.) 21 Aug 2019 20:19:51
Normal service resumed 😢.

2.) 21 Aug 2019 20:21:46
It’s really poor ain’t it, the midfield is like they’ve never played together before.

3.) 21 Aug 2019 20:23:23
Absolute rubbish being made to look like mugs. Muric stopped 3 goals already!

4.) 21 Aug 2019 20:36:57
Sow unlucky to be dropped.



04 Aug 2019 14:51:17
Mid table finish looms. We will be no better this season than last.
Muric-worse than pants
Silva- like Carvs, the game passes him by
Semedo-does he offer more than geddy or bridcutt?
Where was this high tempo pressing game we're told lamouchi likes? As soon as we concede we back off and give them far too much time and space to play in. Cash was good going forward but he's never been a right back and was scared to death of their winger. People here are critical of Grabban but he was, as usual, feeding off scraps with nobody within 30 yards of him. The fact that Watson was probably our best player sums up what a poor, lacklustre performance it was. We'll have a new manager by Christmas and the merry-go-round of transfers of mediocrity will start all over again. Sorry to sound so negative already but we've seen this all too often recently.


1.) 04 Aug 2019 17:27:33
Think your being over optimistic there, mid table I'd take that now, this coach really worries me, but we all know that the gun is already loaded and it's just a case of when marinakis pulls the trigge.
Not sure where he goes shopping, but it ain't harrods.

2.) 04 Aug 2019 20:01:11
Blimey, talk about the panic button being pressed after one game.
Do you honestly think there are 20 better teams than us in this league?
Norwich fans wanted their manager sacked by October last season and look what happened.

3.) 04 Aug 2019 20:35:50
Trentender there are 20 other teams that will be better organised than us, that side yesterday won't want it in the winter at places like the den.
No point comparing us to Norwich, they had a settled side from the previous season with a couple of additions.
We constantly bring in 8 players and throw them together with a new coach every six months, it can't and won't work.



04 Aug 2019 14:36:21
I've waited until the dust has settled and I've calmed down after yesterday's "performance" to give a detailed account of the match. In the end all I can say is new season, same sh*t!





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01 Oct 2019 22:39:26
I don't think Fred is diaputing the effort or work rate, that's there for all to see. I think we just need to show a bit more composure when we win the ball back. That way you make the opposition chase the ball and give the defence a breather. Having said that we have to be happy with another point on the road and if we follow that up with a win in the next home game it's been another good week for the Reds.




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07 Aug 2019 18:59:24
Lamouchi collects Centre backs like Karanka collected centre mids. Maybe the next manager will have a fondness for strikers!




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06 Aug 2019 14:02:28
Read what the Arsenal fans think of Jenkinson, they're praying someone takes him off their hands. May well be a steady player at our level but I wouldn't be paying 2 million for him and I'd imagine his wages will be high. Maybe a loan signing would be a better option and spend whatever money we have on a Striker.




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27 Oct 2018 23:39:32
Forest were more comfortable on the ball????? We never had it! Grabban worked his socks off but Carvalho was anonymous again.




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30 Sep 2018 22:48:34
Agreed the first was a fluke but the second was rank bad defending. Still a good point away from home against a decent team.





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09 Nov 2019 19:48:46
Silva best forest player on the park by a country mile.




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01 Oct 2019 22:42:06
Agree on Silva and Carvalho, just can't play in the same side. Would love to see Bostock given more of a chance.




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02 Sep 2019 21:20:50
I'd keep Milosevic. Personally, as well as Dawson and Worrall have done I think he should be around the first team scene. I thought He was excellent last season although for some reason SL doesn't fancy him. I think getting rid of benaloune would be a better move, especially considering he's a red card waiting to happen.




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27 Aug 2019 22:53:12
A big Well done lads, always great to beat the sheep, whatever the competition. SL got his team selection just about spot on tonight and the players that have come in have done well. 3 points against Preston would cap it all off nicely.




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27 Aug 2019 19:33:55
Well said. Fans deserve better and this seems to be coming more common place whilst the rich get richer.