Nottingham Forest Rumours Archive January 31 2014

 

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31 Jan 2014 22:39:16
No more signings now Hobbs signed confirmed by fawaz

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{Ed034's Note - and relax

And no outgoings. Importantly

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Fantastic window! Little bit surprised (note: NOT disappointed) billy didn't go for another striker. Great business, very happy, those who were unpleasant to Fawaz on twitter should hang their heads in shame!

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Fawaz has done everything to back his man. Billy let's go and kick ass now starting with Yeovil on Sunday. We owe them one. COYR

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Excellent picture of Fawaz & Hobbs on the OS. Fawaz looked stressed out on Thursday (understandably) but looks one happy dude now.
Thanks Fawaz. Thanks Billy. Thanks Ed. (not in order of importance)

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{Ed034's Note - you're welcome

A few people crawling back under their stones tonight. Thanks Fawaz, Thanks Ed. Sleep well.

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{Ed034's Note - your welcome

That's okay, great window, thanks Fawaz!
Also happy about keeping Lansbury!

Bit surprised we didn't let a couple of strikers go, Tudgay and Derbyshire.

Happy, so happy!

Forest Dane

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Totally agree fantastic window!
Minimum of playoff final and defo up next
Year, I'd be happy with that but love to go
Up this season!

And yes these persons have got to lay off Fawaz he has been top draw from the word
Go. COYR.

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In Fawaz we trust.

Many thanks for all your time, Ed. Must of been a very busy day.

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{Ed034's Note - you're welcome

Don't need any more we are set. Bring it in.

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31 Jan 2014 23:16:41
Up at 4 15 am for work and what a peaceful few hours i'm going to get following that window. Thanks fawaz, billy and all at nffc and to you ed for a sterling job

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{Ed034's Note - no worries

Goodnight ed cheers mate you can now relax untill the loan window (fredred)

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{Ed034's Note - going it try

Great window and now let's catch the top 2 we'll second anyway!😃 very happy red! Get some sleep Ed and get yourself a hand massage well done.

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{Ed034's Note - lol

Surprised none gone out. Tudgay or Derbyshire or Harding maybe.

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Today day is going to be the day that all the doubters an all the moaners should be singled out an told never to come back on to your excellent site ever again Ed. COYR.

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Surprised none gone out? Bloody hell if someone gave you a million ponds you would probably moan that the notes are creased! Try being grateful!

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{Ed034's Note - as much as twf79 is usually a half empty sort of poster, I agree. It would have been nice for a positive post though, rather than this lol

Can't believe it the end of january window and i'm not trying to find out when the loan market opens. ED yours is a site for sore eyes. Great work.

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{Ed034's Note - thanks

Fantastic. Just got back from a few beers in Town to discover Hobbs has signed. Brilliant window, hopeful for this seasons promotion ambitions but if not I' am looking forward to next year with our great squad. Thank you Mr Chairman, and as always for me 'Billy' is the man to get this team promoted, U REDS. !

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Just another, Well Done Ed! You've probably worked harder updating this today than those greedy agents haha.
Was just reading the OS thought I would share a comment from Fawaz himself, which may have already been posted/read, but it certainly caps off some of these comments!

Adam

Finally, to those who didn’t believe we could get our man, Jack Hobbs is a Forest player for the next four-and-a-half years, as I have promised all along.

Come on you Reds.

Fawaz

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{Ed034's Note - just wish I got a small fraction of what they get

Hi ed, just woke up five thirty straight on your site to log on. Fantastic window. Jack hobbs was a very important signing for us and will become a very good leader for the team. However andy reid was one if not the most important signing the guy is immense and just keeps getting better and better. Ed I would like to thank you for editing a great forum and to other fans on this site good luck today il. A message to fawaz thanks for sharing our dream to be back in the premiership.

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{Ed034's Note - some fantastic signings. The only one I'm confused about is gomis, as we have Hobbs but I think it'll become clear why over the next couple of weeks

Fawaz must be the best owner in the league, all the fans of every other club would love him to be their club owner. Its near impossible for you to a Man city or Chelsea fan who will insult their owners so from now on let's have the same at Forest. To the doubters Fawaz is The most important man for Forest since Clough so show some respect.

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01 Feb 2014 07:34:44
4 1/2 years for JH - might be wishful thinking but to me that just confirms Fawaz intentions of being in this until the end

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Excellent window no doubt, but let's not ban the doubters, they make the site what it is just as much as the non-doubters, no debates/arguments otherwise. We are obviously a club on the up. My mate is a Leeds fan, and he is totally peed off, which makes things so much sweeter. Enjoyed the last few days very much. Thanks to everyone for the entertainment, including the doubters, there were probably a large number who were sat on he fence, but hopefully not now.

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Just the 5 signings what's Fawaz Playing at!. What a fantastic transfer window. Just two Things for tomorrows Game let's pack the ground give our Chairman a sign of appreciation for what he's done by signing his name, and let's have a thumping Win let's do the Yeovil we Owe them One. It's going to be an intresting finale to the Season.

Also Ed you do a cracking Job on Here Thanks for all your Input and Info have a great weekend.

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{Ed034's Note - thanks and you too

Any rumours? Just kidding Ed, enjoy your break!

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{Ed034's Note - lol

Spent more time looking on here than on ssn. Top site by the way ed. Fantastic window. Onwards and upwards from now on! COYR

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No doubt 1 or 2 will go out once the loan window reopens in a weeks time.

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01 Feb 2014 11:43:04
Lets fill the ground and sing the chairmans name from the roof tops (fredred)

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Fantastic window and so great signings. When the loan window opens I would try and get Wickham or Vydra in as they would be the final piece of the jigsaw for us and make us a real threat in the run in and most certainly for a playoff attack.

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Back to u being confused ed do u think gomis was signed as fawaz didn't think he was going to get his man. But when it came down to the wire and Hobbs wanted to sign 4 us it was to good a deal for fawaz to turn down. Btw cheers ed for all the hard work u put giving us the belief that 1day we will sign the next messi Ronaldo or beckham because somebody's post mans aunties know a guy in the butchers who knows Brian rices 3rd cousin.

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{Ed034's Note - I think it's either that or Wilson is out longer than we thought or Collins in leaving.

Lets get behind the lads now and give them a push to the top two

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01 Feb 2014 18:46:37
Gomis covered all bases didn't he? Hobbs not coming, lascelles receiving late bid (maybe Davies master stroke of falsely blaming him for both Watford goals paid off!), Wilson slow to return, Collins moving on or any of them hitting a dip in form (highly likely for a young player or a Collins shaped one). Another example of the planning that went into this window and which the owner received no credit for from our fickle fans.

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We're going up

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With young Lascelles yet to sign the new contract on offer, Billy was genuinely worried that all the speculated interest might amount to something. Fawaz agreed to bring Gomiz in just in case. Obviously, a bid never actually materialised, and the club couldn't be happier. KG will have to be patient, but he's used to that considering he's 25 and has only made 100 or so first team appearances in his whole career!

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31 Jan 2014 22:35:41
Fawaz tweeted, Jacks a red again! 4 1/2 year contract

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Amazing! We have at least 2 quality players for each position now. Just hope all new players settle quickly.
Cheers fawaz

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Just checked. it's true. Fantastic news. great transfer window. Well done to Fawaz for making the deals happen.

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Yeeeeeeeeeees, fantastic for Forest and all the fans, so great!
Happy!!
Forest Dane

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Fantastic news, what a window, what a season, what a chairman!

This has got to beour season, Catch Derby, catch Burnley, catch QPR, hopefully not too late to catch Leicester. Top 2 a definite for me.

COYR

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What a great transfer window. Thank-you mr fawaz (god)

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Great, let's give this division a good spanking now :)

Thanx for your hard work ed :)

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{Ed034's Note - you're welcome

Yessss. Great set of additions. What a team we have in place to push on and secure an auto spot.

With Wilson to come back as well we will have the best defence in the league and one of the most attacking midfields.

There will be a lot of teams looking on with envy tonight.

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Come on! Still nothing on tv! what's the truth? Is he ours or not?

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{Ed034's Note - the owner has said it, the forest website has said it, the hull website has said sit and there is a picture of him and fawaz just after signing the contract, yet you want ssn to confirm it before it is fact haha

Fawaz also said that's it, does he mean it or has he got one more surprise? Oh he's a tease! :0

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Fawaz I will have your babys

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And breathe. What a fantastic 48 hours. Thanks Fawaz, Billy and all involved :)
Mr. Retro

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4 1/2 yrs. What a statement of intent. Here for the long term. Also great if someone offered us silly silly money in the future we have all the cards. Fawaz your a blooming Genius

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Over to you Billy!

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Been a red since 1967 and could cry am so happy. thank you Mr Fawaz for trying to make my club great again. Jack Hobbs absence has been so obvious and thank God you sorted this for us. Now we have a team. The team seems so happy and determined to succeed that you and Billy should feel very proud. Joe Baker. R. I. P.

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A very good piece of business.

An excellent reader of the game.

He may not have the pace but he has the brains and calm authority.

Reminds me of an old Des Walker!

Darlow and Lascelles will benefit most from this transfer.

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Letter to Mr Jack Hobbs

Thank -you for choosing Nottingham Forest u are one of the best defenders we have had in a long while and I hope the fans respond today with a standing ovation for you and the team for what can only be said as the most exciting Transfer signings in a long time Now let's push for promotion and watch the Big Red Machine roll COYR see u at the game everyone! Dave-Edmonton Canada. here in Nottingham this week Moscow Red. can't wait sun shining and beer flowing.

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{Ed034's Note - he should be thanking a team like nottingham forest, for us wanting him

31 Jan 2014 22:34:43
Hobbs is a red. Fawaz tweet

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{Ed034's Note - winner

Get in. Haha

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Amen to that fawaz the red god COYR

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Fantastic news. Massive props to Fawaz for getting all these deals completed.

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That's all. Window is closed for us. Fawaz tweets. Thank you & well done.
Don. a

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Brilliant. I make it 5 signings this month. Very pleased. Billy should be happy too.

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Ha ha ha - well done OP, officially the fastest on the keyboard! Absolutely brilliant news - what an immense few days! COYR!

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Great stuff Fawaz and the team behind the scenes. Exceeded expectations this window. Great atmosphere Sunday. Can't wait!
EynshamRed

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Beat me by 58 seconds

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Thanks Fawaz awesome window

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Get in thank you so much fawaz. Reddaz

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Is this awesome or what, hobbs is quality and is fawaz the most shrued chairman of the lot :)

i don't like twitter but i'm going on to thank the man :)

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31 Jan 2014 22:28:45
St Johnstone sign Davies from forest on loan - ssn

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Think this is a mistake Billy has been brilliant this season and we are going to needed for the remainder of the season!

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{Ed034's Note - lol

Thank God I can get some work done now. A fantastic couple of days. Thanks to Fawaz onwards and hopefully upwards. Oh and for the doubters. Thers only one Jack Hobbs.

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You do mean the tea lady and nit the boss don't you. Lol

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Oh Mark not BILLY. Lol

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31 Jan 2014 22:23:26
Nottingham Forest set to confirm the signing of Hobbs and Wickham as Graham has joined Boro an with Dorrens set to follow to the riverside stadium

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I''ll take either.

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Wickham gone to Sheff Weds.

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Really wanna believe u Markus but I'm not too sure for some reason- hope I'm wrong tho!
If it shuts now I'd be happy to be fair!
Notts Loyal

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31 Jan 2014 22:17:44
Dorrans going nowhere just been on SSN

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Ain't seen this and I've had it on all night x

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{Ed034's Note - I have

Fawaz tweeted, its official, Hobbs is a. Red

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Someone fell asleep watching tv.

Adam

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31 Jan 2014 22:16:58
Hobbs will be confirmed. But that's it guys. I don't know about everyone else, but I'm ecstatic with the players we have brought in, Thank you all at our beloved NFFC.

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I'll second that DP! If Wi kham was to come in too though I might have to replicate that ad on telly wi the cats. except in Retford, with a dog, in the rain and my storm trooper onesie on! Lols
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That a bit too much info ed?! :D

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31 Jan 2014 22:41:31
Got to agree with this post. We have signed some fantastic players.
It has been a long time sinse we had an oportunity like we have now and it's all thanks to Fawaz and BD.
Proud to be a Forest fan, looking forward to Sunday

Keyred

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31 Jan 2014 22:12:05
Jack Hobbs 100% signing tonight for 650,000! This is guaranteed.

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31 Jan 2014 22:08:03
Hearing we have signed Dorrans as well as Hobbs

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{Ed034's Note - Middlesbrough is more likely than us

Op here the deal to boro has fallen through Ed

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Sky just said Dorrans to Middlesbro is being held up at WBA end at the moment so looks like he is going to them along with Graham

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Have you heard we've got 2 to sign tonight?

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{Ed034's Note - lol

Deal with Boro is off. Weat Brom have pulled the plug there end. why I wonder?

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Coz we'd pay more/all their wages unlike the smoggies?!
Not sure we need um tho? I reckon we've got it. to coin a phrase our jigsaw is complete?
Djebbour's arrival has kicked um up the back side (a brace and one each following arrival of competition? Hmm that's a coincidence eh?) any more heads might drop? If you're 3rd in pecking order you'd stay and fight fifth choice surely you'd think "well that's my Forest career screwed"? Just a thought mind?
Notts Loyal

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The attacking options we have been linked with this week have been, quite frankly, over rated and over paid.

I think Rhodes will be worth a punt if we are promoted as he just is a natural scorer!

Otherwise, I would try the foreign markets!

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31 Jan 2014 20:22:42
Sources are saying that there are two players having medicals tonight, Hobbs being one. I was told earlier that leadbitter was signing so he could be the other although a lot of sources also pointing towards dorrans.

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Dorans on his way to Middlesbrough. so my lad says and he is like stato tod me about McDermott getting sack before sky sport news

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It amazes me hobbs has 2 have a medical with playing for us

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{Ed034's Note - for insurance purposes

Other player could be the lad from Mansfield

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Whats happened to danny graham hasn't signed 4 anyone yet

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Danny graham has gone to boro

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Can't help but think Fawaz is holding off from announcing Hobbs signing as he wants to announce double signing.

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31 Jan 2014 21:15:24
That's what I'm thinking. About fawaz holding off the tweet. This is the best transfer deadline day for forest fans in years

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Dorrans has left the hawthorns but no confirmation of where he's heading

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Still waiting for fawaz tweet, must be waiting for announcing double signing, dorrans?

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As ssn keep saying that the international market system is running slow so my guess is is that he is waiting for confirmation first to make sure.

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Ssn said Dorrans to middlesborough don't look like happening because of a hold up at West Brom

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If dorrans has left the WBA site this late he won't boro. we will make wilford.

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31 Jan 2014 20:03:48
Hearing that forest are making a late move for graham Dorrans. Middlesborough also interested!

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31 Jan 2014 20:11:13
What an amazing transfer window it would be if we get him!

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That would be a cracking midfield addition

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Won't happen. Good player but this is just a rumour. We have done all our business and should be very happy with what we've done. We are going up!

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I love this sir. Keep up the good work ed. You reds

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31 Jan 2014 19:54:47
, ed has agreed a contract extension until summer 2016! Expect a fawaz tweet soon!

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{Ed034's Note - lol love it

Who has agreed a contract extension ed pal

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{Ed034's Note - me

Need to see that tweet before I let myself believe.

If/when Hobbs is confirmed will this officially be our best Jan transfer window ever?

Ed, loving the site.

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Best signing of the window

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Best news this window! Haha

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You mean THE ED? Ed034. xmas has come early!

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Dont hold ya breath. there's still 2 1/2 hrs to deadline. ed might sign up for mansfield SSN.

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{Ed034's Note - depends if the club can match what I get elsewhere

Overrated IMO lol

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No tweet no signing, you better get onto Fawaz Ed mate.

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Made my day pall. lol

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{Ed034's Note - lol

Is the rumour true your on 2 pints and a packet of pork scratching every game? If so I think your being short changed there should be a pie at half time too.
Keep the great work up

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{Ed034's Note - nearly, my agent takes the pork scratchings

Lolz. I heard QPR are sniffing around him and 'Arry wants to make him his 137th signing of the day :-)

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Sign him up, sign him up, sign him up :)

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SSN just reported Ed failed a medical.
By all accounts he has repetitive Jordan Rhodes syndrome! :-)

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31 Jan 2014 19:36:28
Ed 3. 5 year deal for Hobbs.

Fawaz usually waits until after Medical.

Off home now frozen.

AC

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Did advise of the deal two hours ago, they are also closing out the medical on another premiership player midfielder/striker. all I can say for now but again its a loan with a buyout deal in the summer.
Needless to say that the owner has sourced a great player who just needs to pass the medical and confirm he's happy with what's been offered. Once announced the fans should be pleased with the signing and the intent of getting up automatically!

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On ssn, jack has agreed personal terms. On another note McDermott sacked as Leeds manager.

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This is true. Will be announced officially within the next hour. Thank you Fawaz. We are done now, no more signings. Best January ever

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Simply Beutuful fellow Forest fans, what a truly remarkable last few days.

Fawaz and his team have worked wonders which has cost him quite clearly many millions to give our club at massive fighting chance of pushing to try and claim the automatic way to the promise land.

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Is this a cert then reds & eds? Flippin hope so but I'm not oldin me breath tbh but this would be the icing on the cake like!
I'm beside mesen ere- we're building an awesome squad, &, one that can grow together too. y'know if we DID win promotion this year (said before I'd prefer the title next year tbh) we won't need to go mad panic buying to stay up IMHO, yeah bits n bobs we'd need but we've got a strong SQUAD let alone our starting XI, I don't reckon we'd need a lot to stay up. let's face it we only need to finish 18th that first year- look at the Geordies they flew that first year, med Europe n are STILL trying to recover.
What I'm TRYING to say is I don't think we're a million miles off getting up and more importantly staying up.
FTID KTF
Notts Loyal

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{Ed034's Note - sounds it

Sweet as cheers Ed. maybe he HAS wanted to come ere all along but had been (badly in my opinion) advised by his agent to hold out for more coin?
Can't wait to hear the nay Sayers on ere if n when he is unveiled again- all those saying Fawaz is actually skint (despite having FA back ground checks done as do all foreign investors) Hobbs is a greedy person, we don't need him, Billy out etc etc they do my nut in!
Folk'd do well to remember that not so long back we were in the third division AND skint then talk about out the frying pan and into the fire we employed Gary Megson! Lol
Oh the ups and downs of bein a tricky tree eh? Lols
Maybe now we can get behind the boys and spur um on to glory without all the whining eh? let's face it this is the best January window we've had. EVER
Fawaz, he buys who he wants, Fawaz, Fawaz he buys who he wants!
Who's glad they did keep the faith?!
U reds!
Notts Loyal

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{Ed034's Note - it's a great time to be a forest fan

Perfect response ed!

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31 Jan 2014 19:25:37
All over twitter from press that hobbs has agreed terms with forest. WAITIng for that fawaz tweet though.

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31 Jan 2014 19:20:09
We finally got him! JH is a Red, again!

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Where have you heard/read this?

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{Ed034's Note - sky sports reporter

Now Jack, lead us to the promised land

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Teams now complete imo, this window is great better than I could have wished, great work 2 all making things work behind the scenes

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Top effort. Big thanks to Fawaz I hope he reads this site. This window is taking me back to August 2009!
Thanks Ed great job this month. Roll on Sunday.
FTID
EynshamRed

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{Ed034's Note - thanks pal

Fair play to the Fawaz family for putting their money where their mouth superb transfer window over the moon!

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If true this is the most important signing of this window by far!

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Cornerstone signing well done to all concerned

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Excellent signing if true. We look much weaker without Hobbs so him along with Vaughan, Fox and Djebbour have made this an outstanding transfer window and Billy can have no complaints or excuses for not making the play-off final as a minimum for this season.

COYR!

Hobbo (no relation to Jack!)

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I admit to be one of the doubters over e last few days. If this is true what a fantastic window. Thanks so much Fawaz. Great site Ed. COYR

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As important as Hobbs is, Vaughan was the most important in my view. we missed him last night

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1 hr since this post, haven't seen anything official. Hope it's true

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What a transfer window we've had

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31 Jan 2014 19:19:27
Me again. Hobbs is signed. No truth in the Wickham rumour but they're still going for dorrans.

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31 Jan 2014 19:16:37
Hearing Hobbs is a done deal

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31 Jan 2014 18:22:17
Ed - defo two medicals being done this evening and security has been slightly heightened at the Academy.

Haven't seen Hobbs yet, I'm here until 7. 30 pm if I see anything I will post.

AC

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Just seen Jack Hobbs near the club shop!

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How do you know 2 medicals will be done?

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Pete o rourke confirmed Hobbs signed!

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Hobbs signed, dorrans having a medical, will be announced within the hour

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31 Jan 2014 17:52:33
Talksport say steven fletcher in talks with forest. First I heard but would be good if it was true!

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Can anyone else confirm? Can't get Talksport on!

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Now that would be a signing!

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No chance my friend

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Sunderland have had money to burn in the past, 8m on Wickam and 12m on Fletcher! and they are off-loading them for.

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I thought that's wot they said earlier, stoke and forest in for Fletcher

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31 Jan 2014 20:19:06
If he stayed fit he would be superb

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31 Jan 2014 17:52:28
Not heard this anywhere but why not go back in for Guedioura ed? When he gets back from injury he won't even be on bench for palace, his Algerian mates are both here, he's the player BD wants, and we could probably pick him up for a mill or two mill because palace will want money for other players, would be interesting to hear your thoughts ed, and any other forest fans.

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{Ed034's Note - no. He's injured anyway but as much aa I rated him, need something different than him

I agree with ED, good player, but his boat has sailed. let's move on. COYR

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Don't need anymore midfielders. Hobbs a minimum, and possibly a striker. But even so, you've got to agree this has been a great end to the window right?

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Won't happen whilstBilly in charge. Blazing row in his last game at Wigan and sold week after.

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Ed fully agree. He was good but we have a different team now and with Reid and Lansburry I would not see where he would fit in.

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Why do we want him back? No way!

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Not welcome, hugely overrated,!

Not good in possession and bad attitude.

No need to upset balance of squad with a cig time charlie.

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Soz Pep but you haven't got Forest in your blood and heart- if a pay cheque is more important than bein part of something at our fantastic club, if money means more to you than that badge and you'd swap our cause for bench warming then no sorry fella
You're not welcome I mean if it was a big club who came in (& I'm talking like AC etc)
then I'd maybe understand but the world famous Nottingham Forest for Crystal Palace and another 5k or so? I think not bet he's gutted now looking at us and our additions
Enjoy the championship next season Pep ;)
Notts Loyal

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{Ed034's Note - he did well for is and has moved on. I would rather thank him for his efforts

31 Jan 2014 17:35:14
Sam Matterface (Talksport) has said Hobbs is in Nottingham as he couldn't agree terms with Wigan

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Please let's put this one to bed

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Doesn't say that. Nothing about terms with Wigan.

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U telling me we are 2nd choice to Wigan

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I heard it was because he has a phobia about playing in an empty ground at home games lol

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We will be second to whoever is willing to pay the most.

Face facts footballers first and foremost need to make as much as possible as quickly as possible due to their playing career being 15-20 years max.

Playing for a club you like is just a bonus.

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I wouldn't bow down to his demands. If he wants to play for us, he must settle for whatever Fawaz has offered. Making him the highest paid (to potentially sit on the bench at a later date) is a waste of money (that could be used elsewhere on a player) and may upset the rest of the team.

The only potential reason for securing his services and his big demands (cos let's be honest he's a very good player) is to take over lascelle's place if we plan to sell him in the summer.

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What's up, did he not like the pies there? ;)

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Not necessarily 2nd choice. Matterface's tweet does not mentionanything about terms with Wigan. The poster is exaggerating what was said.

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31 Jan 2014 17:31:50
Hi Ed, just heard in talksport, Hobbs deal is on!

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Bril site ed keep up the good work (fredr3d)

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{Ed034's Note - thanks

Big nose said on sky! Hull are not planning on selling Fryatt! ( hint hint) get in BD get him and Hobbs in! COYR.

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31 Jan 2014 17:29:12
Hobbs has agreed a fee and terms and is currently having a medical. Deal all done and paperwork being processed.

To be announced in the next few hours.

Only hold up is for him to sign paperwork and confirm.

It supposedly a 3. 5 year deal and will make him one of the highest paid players. Two clauses which encouraged him to sign firstly match the highest paid player and secondly a substantial rise when Forest are promoted.

Lets hope he does it and becomes a Red!

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Why would he need a medical?

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{Ed034's Note - ate a guess it would be for insurance

I take it ed, he's fit now then, thought he had a hamstring problem!

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{Ed034's Note - think so

That makes sense if Fester are out the picture as we are better placed than Wigan or Reading for promotion.
I think this will happen!

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It would be great if Hobbs signed, but I think the idea of a clause to match the highest earner is odd, and not likely to be in place. Rumours were that he was looking for 20k per week. If Fawaz has come close to matching that, and that clause was inserted, imagine what would happen if we go up and are talking to Prem players looking for 40k plus, why would we agree to put Hobbs up to the highest earner, and if we did, what would that do to the mood of the rest of the squad?

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31 Jan 2014 16:55:59
Hearing Dwight gayle might be available for loan forest interested.

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Hope this is true a very good championship player

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Be good! May happen, palace getting a lot of players in today!

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31 Jan 2014 16:05:43
This is a top site ed!
Nothing other than speculation but I see that graham is close to joining boro! But we are going to announce Hobbs in the next hour?sweeeeet if true!
What a signing we have in Vaughan though and now we actually have scoring strikers!

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{Ed034's Note - first deadline I remembered not having to cheer forest fans up lol

This is a top site Ed. Thanks for all your hard work and keeping us going throughout the month.

Looking forward to my first home game of the season Sunday and hoping it's not the same outcome as when I went to Huish Park!

Great squad, decent manager and a big thank you to our owner. I hope he reads this site and sees how much support he has.

Have a well deserved rest Ed and thanks again :-)

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{Ed034's Note - thanks mate, hope you enjoy the game

31 Jan 2014 15:13:33
Hobbs is off according to inside man, looks as if Hobbs isn`t coming to us. I really hope this isn`t true, anyone else heard anything about this?

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Might well be wrong on this, just heard that we may have some good news soon= Hobbs and Dorrans?

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This jack Hobbs buisness needs to be put to bed we have go is now

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I've heard hobbs and dorran are close to signing

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I might be wrong but my opinion is he's holding out for summer to A) see who gets promoted and B) so he moves for free in summer and can command a larger signing on fee. I can't see him signing today for anyone but would love to be wrong and he be a Red by 11.

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Sam Matterface just tweeted he's coming to us.

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Bruce himself conceded Forest most likely destination for Hobbs SSN

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31 Jan 2014 14:47:53
Matej vidra too sign permanent

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I hope this is true but sounds ridiculous

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Cant see it, if anything he'd g back to Watford

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He is on a season long loan at WBA so I don't see how

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I'd give the tip of my tally whacker if it meant we signed vydra

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31 Jan 2014 15:49:15
Season long loans mean nothing, look at Hobbs

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He can be recalled to sell

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Yes please. We can but live in hope!

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They do when you pay a loan fee as WBA did

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31 Jan 2014 14:39:54
Birmingham mail saying Forest are possible suitors for Chris Burke? Anyone got any news about this?

Adam

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You're a year late

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No chance and we don't need him with Reid, Abdoun, Paterson and Mackie.

Bad journalism that's all.

AC

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31 Jan 2014 14:09:05
Forest want to sign Ahmed Khalil

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31 Jan 2014 14:27:40
Vaughan signed for 2 1/2 years according to North East papers

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{Ed034's Note - according to fawaz its a loan

Its a loan with linked pre-contract agreement for 2. 5 years.

Someone else is booked in for medical, text someone to try and find out who and what time.

AC

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{Ed034's Note - surely the contract will be for 2 years

31 Jan 2014 13:54:11
Wickham too forest on loan until lend of season as graham joining boro

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Glad Graham is going to Boro, Wickham a much better option.

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Seems like a guess to me, but we'll see :)

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Birmingham paper chris burke forest are after him

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So just because Grahams is joing boro on loan, it means that wickham is joining us on loan. I don't get the logic. I didn't realise an agreement was in place for wickham to join forest if grahams joined boro.

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I've heard wickham wants to stay at sheff weds

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Just said Graham on SSN, Forest Favorites. so don't know where you got that from.

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No striker coming in, Hobbs a posibility and possible midfielder.

Billy feels the addition of Djebbour and Cox, Paterson chipping in will be ample.

Theres is another medical happening today, three names mentioned Culcas, Hoobs and Leadbetter.

AC

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Would love to see someone come in but given 3 of of strikers scored last night think that might hold us back

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Hope its Hoobs, my kind of player

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Hobbs doubtful now. still glued to Sky lol

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Wickham signing for Wednesday season loan

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31 Jan 2014 13:31:55
Confirmed Vaughn till end of the season! COYR

Was I first Ed?

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{Ed034's Note - you was mate. well done lol

Am extremely happy with the transfer window now wouldn't moan if that was the end of signings but you never no ;)

Newark Red

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Vaughan has signed. am I second Ed'

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{Ed034's Note - no third

So only till the end of season, is this a loan extension?

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{Ed034's Note - yes

It's all coming together quite nicely - and still plenty of time left for some more good news! :)

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Well done. pipped me to the post you eagle eyed surfer.

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Now for the crucial final piece. Jack Hobbs please!. fraid Collins was found wanting yesterday again : (

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{Ed034's Note - lascelles was worse than Collins and that I cant remember the last time Collins played poorly. why is it him getting the stick and not lascelles

Sky reporting transferred not loan.

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I think the fact we've managed to get him back on loan is an excellent piece of business - FFP and all that plus frees up funds for more (am I being greedy?)

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The squad not the team, will be the margin between going up or staying where we are. not been this excited for yonks

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Sorry Ed but Lascelles has been superb all season. Collins badly lost his man for the second goal yesterday and in a Forest shirt has been found wanting on many occasions and Lascelles & Hobbs have a superb understanding. And let's not forget Lascelles is only young.

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I agree with Ed I can't remember the last time collins had a bad game, he seems to be the whipping boy and some fans won't admit that Lascelles makes mistakes.

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OS saying transferred until end of season. bit confusing but he's on the books so good news!

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{Ed034's Note - fawaz has said a loan

I have four feeds giving me information, a good day to work from home.

In regards to collins, I do think we can lose a few players tuds etc but let's keep the strength in depth and clear our at the end of the season.

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Agreed Ed, Lacelles has not played well since he was out with injury (or more controversially since interest has been shown!)

It is a strange one if we are still in for Hobbs. I think if it does turn out that we get him in, I cannot see Lacelles staying.

awesome site anyway Ed, keep it up!

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Collins plays to his ability, not as good as others but, I wouldn't question his commitment to the club. and for me Jara is so underrated by some Forest fans.

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Hobbs & Lascelles its like fred & ginger, starsky & hutch, cookies & cream!. let's not forget were in the top 6 becos of our back 5 and how good its been. for me the combination of the two ctr backs and a superb keeper in darlow has won us more points than lost us this season!

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How has Lascelles not played well since injury? Last night was his first game back and he wasn't too bad considering it was his first match for a while.

Their first goal you couldn't have done much about and Jara was just unfortunate on the line and was a bit too short to clear. But the 2nd goal he was completely unmarked and we should do better there.

Otherwise, great team performance, a lot of chasing down went on and we will only be better when Lansbury returns hopefully on Sunday.

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Strong strong squad for the run in,
Exciting times, missing piece of jigsaw just been found, slots straight in and makes a masterpiece

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Hi ed, will he be eligible for the playoffs if required

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{Ed034's Note - yes

Lascelles was at fault for the second goal as if look at the marking he had Angella but when the ball came in Lascelles ran into Moussi. Besides his marking Lascelles I thought played well, Collins lack of pace is a bit of a worry but he made some important blocks. Vaughan will make a difference in that hole with his experience

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31 Jan 2014 13:02:30
Just said on ss that Middlesbrough are trying to get dorrans from west brom. That may free up Legbiter to us.

Think Billy and Fawaz are building a squad not just for promotion, but to hit the ground running in the premiership.

Well done Fawaz for getting the right team to manage your club!

COYR

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Vaughan till end of season get in great bussiness been done
tomo irish red

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31 Jan 2014 12:56:43
Hobbs imminent. Plus a good chance of three more today.

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31 Jan 2014 12:41:35
"The Tigers are also set to sell defender Jack Hobbs to Nottingham Forest. Bruce had recalled the centre-back from a loan spell at the City Ground to provide cover for the injured James Chester but the 25-year-old is about to complete a permanent move to the Championship side. "
Source BBC

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31 Jan 2014 11:56:28
Clucas is at Wilford Rd according to Terry the Kitman.

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You mean the terry the kitman account on twitter? It's not him.

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Haha please tell me this was posted for comedyvalue Ed?

IlsonRed

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{Ed034's Note - :-)

Ask him where all the academy staff training kit is.

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But Terry is Terry the Gateman at the City Ground when not ironing shirts!

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31 Jan 2014 11:54:22
TS Radio state Danny Graham to Boro deal almost done. We can forget about him now.

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This move had potential, but he would have started with a rotten scoring record & he's got baggage to boot. Billy could have his hands full with Djebbour so this could be a blessing in disguise.
CJ

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I'd prefer him not to come to us unless we offload a few strikers first.

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Yep, think this is a bit of a blessing in disguise. Little better than what we have and certainly not likely to pull up trees if we reach the Prem. See how Djebbour does and the other lads seemed to show their touch in front of goal last night so with one or two strikers off, it will be a balanced and impressive squad.

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Good, we have many CF's, and Djebbour has an excellent scoring record both in Greece and Europe/CL. Probably equal/similar/better than Welbeck. How much would he cost?
I've done no research so someone will shoot me down.

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I hope this is true I don't rate graham. The strikers we have are better.

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Agree with you guys. Danny Graham could be more trouble than he's worth. a good record in the championship but his recent form is garbage!. let the terrorist loose and let's see how good our new Algerian is.

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31 Jan 2014 10:31:12
Lascelles to arsenal 3min plus add ons

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Not for that price, Everton have offered more, he may well go

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If we get Hobbs I do belive lascelles will be sold today but for more than 3m more like 6m

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Hope Lascelles is still a RED at 11 tonite. Rumour Clucus is having medical

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31 Jan 2014 11:13:13
unfortunately I can see him going today and for about 3M plus addons would probably do it.

All this talk of him being worth 10M is nonsense, he's played 1/2 a season, if we got a good offer of 3M plus I think he will be sold.

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Try 5m plus add ons and it might be more credible.

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Arsenal are to bring in one player before the window closes, they are 80% confident of landing the player but are keeping his identity a secret. Arsene Wenger is talking about Flamini & Ramsey being injured is causing him a problem & the player they are chasing is s direct solution to the injuries.
Unless he's thinking of playing Laschelles in midfield I don't we have a problem with Arsenal at all.

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The injuries are Wilshire & Ramsey ed, blushes, Flamini suspended.

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Arsenal offered 5m two seasons ago?

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No way! Utter rubbish! wouldn't have played last night if he was leaving in case of risk of injury, just another made up rubbish rumour! Forest onwards an upwards!

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If Arsenals injurys are to Wiltshire and Ramsey then Henry would be who they were after from us not Lacselles if they were coming to us at all that is.

Hope not, we don't want to lose Henry for any amount of money.
Kev

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I suggest fawaz n billy switch there phones off now until midnight!!.

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Not having a pop at the OP, but hope this isn't true

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Arsenal signing is going to be Kallstrom. I doubt Lascelles will go this window, he may go in Summer as not experienced enough for Premiership yet, still makes too many mistakes currently to play week in week out in Premiership IMO

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{Ed034's Note - kallstrom is a midfielder, so im not sure why this would stop lascelles going to them

Has anyone considered Lansbury back to the Gunners.

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{Ed034's Note - other than you?? no lol

I can't see Lascalles leaving unless the club have to balance the books due to FFP.

There is no benefit to Lascalles at all, he will be straight into the second string and will disappear

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If arsne wenger rated lansbury that much regardless of his injury at the tym he would nt of sold him and for a 1 millon pound I think it was a steal for him so I can't really see wenger buy him. back when his stock has nw gne up it would of been a loan deal last season to get him. fit again if wenger wanted him

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31 Jan 2014 10:23:04


from the beeb site

a web site's Owen Phillips: "Nottingham Forest could well be one of the busier clubs in the transfer market today. On-loan Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan is highly likely to extend his stay with the Championship side and deals for Hull City duo Danny Graham and Jack Hobbs are by no means dead.

"Centre-half Hobbs was recalled by his parent club earlier this month, but Forest are still keen - despite signing another defender in Kevin Gomis on Thursday. Wigan and Reading are also said to be interested.

"And there is still a possibility of bringing in out-of-favour Tigers striker Danny Graham. The 28-year-old is way down the pecking order at the Premier League club following the recent signings of Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long.

"Forest, who came from 2-0 down to beat Watford on Thursday and are fifth in the table, have also signed Southampton defender Danny Fox and Algeria striker Rafik Djebbour in recent days. "

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I clicked the Believable button as I believe the statement, however, I think we will get vaughan, not so sure about hobbs or graham though.

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31 Jan 2014 09:35:46
SSN have just linked Forest with Grant Ledbetter. Apparently Middlesborough are trying to raise funds to buy a player.

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Maybe a replacement for lansbury, fulham not securing there main targets. I fear for this one,, hope he stays

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They want Dorrans at Boro, so could be a chance we see Leadbetter.

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Really hope this one comes off

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31 Jan 2014 08:53:22
On tv (08:48) - Steve Bruce now quoted saying that he expects Hobbs to tie-up a move to Forest.

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I for one will never believe anything Steve Bruce ever says aggain, but hope your right lol

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Get in

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If he goes to wigan or reading then he's simply gone for money IMO. Forest without doubt the best choice in terms of prospects.

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I posted yesterday that I thought if Hobbs comes then Lascelles goes. Hope that's not the case but fear it may be.

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That would be more than fantastic! And then Vaughan for the rest of the season, it would make it a super great friday!
Don't think we need another striker.
Forest Dane

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Hobbs is a red. he won't turn his back. the squad BD putting together looking awsome.

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I read an online article in a Hull paper that it was looking like Wigan were leading the race and that we had seemingly failed with terms again. That was from yesterday though.

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I think he has realised and come back to tlk to us pal ps what a game last night that was bums on edge of seats stuff well done billy on subs

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Actually he says likely to go to Wigan where he had a medical yesterday

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Steve Bruce's face when he lost to Palace, wwwwwhhhheeeeeyyyyyyyyyyy

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I think he would be a stalwart, using the french guy as back up. would not be surprised if one defender departed.

Thought BD was quite harsh on lascelles last night.

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If Hobbs comes I would expect Lascelles to go. It might be the best thing for him, following in a tradition of our more successful recent youth, and building a pattern. Reidy left after 144 or so, Daws after 83, JJ after 29, JL has done 15 so far.

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Has anybody thought of the prospect he might be going 3-5-2 which would require 3 quality CB's

Silks

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{Ed034's Note - we scored four last night against that formation and five against west ham using it, so no

I can't see why we'd need Hobbs, Collins, Wilson, Halford, Gomis and Lascelles. Seems like one CB too many. Unless Wilson's injury is not recovering to plan or one of them is on the way out. I doubt that Gomis has rocked up just to make up the numbers and be 5th choice.

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In Hulls local rag today they state Jack had medical at Wigan yesterday now I'm not sure of the order of these things tbh but it doesn't look like we will be getting Jack back, I hope I am wrong though

Well played last night lads and many thanks to Fawaz for all his efforts.

Kev

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Fantastic comeback last night building a team with real character :) Lascelles was pulled out for criticism from Billy both on youtube conference and Forest player which is understandable as he missed the marking on both Watford goals. If this is true could be great for Lascelles development as he would have to fight for a place between Hobbs and Wilson when he is back fit. Brilliant site Ed :)
Mr. Retro

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{Ed034's Note - thanks

I have just been told by someone at the club They expect Hobbs to come for more talks today.

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31 Jan 2014 10:29:43
Going by what Steve Bruce said, and by his body language on ssn. IMO, Hobbs will come to us at the end of season on a free, hence the cb from Nice til end of season.

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Also concerned at Davis's criticism of Lascelles!
Not necessary as errors were by others.
Is there an agenda here?
You're quiet Ed, are you saving yourself for the loooooooong haul till 11pm

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{Ed034's Note - he had a bad game and davies mentioned it. bit of psychology maybe to bring him back down to earth. maybe it was a way of trying to put of any potential bids today lol

To the dude who says " I don't think we need Hobbs" 70% or more of the centre halves u mention AREN'T good enough! Say we do go up (fingers crossed- though I'd prefer next season going up as champs!) can you imagine Collins & Halford coping with Aguero et al?! They barely coped with Troy Deeney at times! Lascelles is too young to shoulder all that week in, week out AND he under performed last night- quite telling that he didn't have Hobbsy in his ear talking to him and instructing him. as for Gomis we simply don't know yet BUT I'd trust the gaffer who's no slouch- look at who we've signed and the squad in general he knows what and who we need. For me our best pairing is (would be?) Wils and Hobbs with Gomis and Lascelles as back up but what do I know?! Lol
What I do know is.
Ee aye ee aye ee aye oh
Up the football league we go
When we win promotion this is what we'll sing, we are the Forest, we are the Forest, Billy is our king!
FTID KTF
Notts Loyal

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See your point on 3-5-2 but they would be two poor examples to back your theory. Executed correctly with good players can work. Did Watford not use it last season beating us twice?

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31 Jan 2014 11:51:39
jack hobbs will be signing today i'm 100% sure

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Hope that I'm wrong but me thinks that Mr Bruce is probably being mischievous again.

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Hi guys, I have just read a report also stating that hobbs will most likely return to forest where he was captain of

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Notts Loyal is spot on; Collins and Halford are simply not good enough (even at Championship level) and we looked weak through the middle of the defence last night so unless Gomis is a quality CB, I'll be disappointed if we miss out on signing Hobbs. The gap between Lascelles and Collins was frightening and I was surprised Watford didn't exploit that by simply running through the middle of them.

For me, I'd play Wilson and Hobbs (if we sign him) as our best pairing with Lascelles 3rd choice if either Wilson or Hobbs are injured.

Hobbo

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31 Jan 2014 07:37:31
forest expected to go in again today for grant leadbitter from northern echo newspaper

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Just mentioned on SSN! its to fuel their interests in Graham, Dorrans and another which I missed. I've got this horrible feeling that Lansbury is going, don't know why, but I really hope i'm wrong!

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Karanka is adamant he isn't going anywhere in todays Echo, hope he's wrong though!

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Forest expected to sign vaughan for small fee today graham to middlesbrough or forest but seems middlesbrough favs wickham out on loan to weds but several clubs interested

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Is that potentially a reason for the delay in the Vaughan deal? Seeing if we can get leadbitter first? Going to be an interesting day! Steve Bruce also saying he expects Hobbs to join us! If he does sign surely got to be an outgoing centre back?

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Landsbury is going know were, BD rates him highly, would not let him go!, we are going forwards, not back!

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Laschelles is more than likely the player to be leaving, have been told to expect a surprise.

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If we have any ambitions, we will never let Lansbury go, getting too many yellows, but he is the key to succes together with outstandig Reidy!
Let us get Hobbs and Vaughan in today, saw yesterday that we don't need another striker!
Those two in and keeping Lansbury, would make this a great friday!
Forest Dane

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