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29 Jul 2014 18:06:15
Henderson signed for Orient. wish him well.

redsfanstan redsfanstan
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Good riddance. Talentless

Red joy

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I wish him well. He took more stick than perhaps he deserved at times, did a job nothing more. Good luck Hendo

Stonedog_Red

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6mins a goal behind jordan rhodes last season is talentless?ok pal

uptheforest uptheforest

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Thanks for your efforts realised his time was up and moved on. onwards and upwards

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

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Good luck to him, he had a lot of personal reasons with his court cases, but still did a decent job through all that! let's hope this means there is another Striker lined up? Think we are still lacking up front.

marko99 marko99

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Enjoyed watching him play, probably the best physical presence we have had on the pitch since Keane or our current manager. Beast. Wish him the very best.

I will drive him myself

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Sometimes looked like he had lead in his boots, especially towards the end of last season. but not a bad scoring ratio, think he'll do well for orient in league one

jw398

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Hope hendo going means we're after another forward. But who is still available.
Forwards we've got lars fryatt cox mackie
We need another proven marksman.

marco123

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Always hoped he would be more effective, he missed easier chances than the ones he scored. Never really had the opportunity to get a partnership established with a goal poacher alongside, which is what his presence as big frontman demanded.

Tykesabroad

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Bit clumsy at times but can score goals. Think he'll do a great job in league one. Wish him well

163red

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Now all we need is for Collins, Blackstock, Harding and Abdoun to leave then we will have got rid of the deadwood!

Ruddy23

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29 Jul 2014 17:40:21
Majewski to Deerfield 12 month loan. Hope it helps him back to form

redsfanstan redsfanstan
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So do I, if so looks to be made permanent, good all round for him and us, free space and wages, thanks radi got some good memories the volley v WBA, quality, good luck.

Kirkby Red

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Good move for him. I like Radi, came with such promise and flair.

Needs to go out and find it again to make in roads in to being in this team now

NE_Red_Daz NE_Red_Daz

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About 10 days ago I got slaughtered for posting rumour that raddy was going to Rotherham and now he's gone (not to Rotherham rhough. Admittedly it was completely made up, I have no contacts and have never posted a rumour before, only banter. I just wanted to see my avatar of cloughie slapping a fan. What an amazing windows, keep up the good work Ed, I haven't been this excited about forest in years.

Notorious PB Notorious PB

{Ed003's Note - sums the page up atm.}

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Yeah, sorry Ed, as if you've got nothing better to do than deal with that sort of ridiculous behaviour, what with moving, decorating etc. Can't believe you saw straight through it and relegated it to the banter page straight away. Cheers Ed, I'll stick to banter in the future!

Notorious PB Notorious PB

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29 Jul 2014 16:47:36
Burke has signed on a 2 year deal just been confirmed by Fawaz

Redmen

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Fantastic signing. We've been after him for a while. Great crosser of a ball.

Joe Baker Fan Club Joe Baker Fan Club

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29 Jul 2014 17:29:21
Awesome signing, experienced player too. On OS.

Red Nomad

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A really great signing for us, a real two footed winger, just what we needed!
Thanks to and well done by Fawaz!

Forest Dane

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Great signing and very good business to get him on a free, only forking out on two signings so far, team coming together nicely and seems a couple are going aswell, + the pos income of ground sponsorship in the pipeline, things defo on the up, nothing to be NEGATIVE about. COYR.

Kirkby Red

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Anyone fancy having a stab at naming our best starting 11?

F.A.Wazz

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If anyone can send a decent cross in for big Lars to get on the end of its Burke! Just imagine his, Reid n lansburys crosses flying about!! Another good signing

Psirrell

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My starting 11:
Darlow - Lichaj, Hobbs, Lascelles, Cohen - Burke, Lansbury, Vaughan, Reid - Fryatt, Veldwijk

Forest Dane

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Smart move, great competition for places emerging, should bring the best out of them, just what is needed for a. TITLE CHALLENGE :)

Stonedog_Red

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I was thinking. Darlow, Cohen, Mancienne, Hobbs, Lichaj, Vaughan, Lansbury, Reid, Burke, Paterson, Fryatt

F.A.Wazz

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Very strong side Wazz I like it.

I will drive him myself

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Definitely a 4-5-1 formation. Darlow, lichaj, Hobbs, Wilson, Fox, Vaughan, Patterson, Reid, lansbury, Burke, fryatt. Bench de vries, veldwyk, Cohen, lascelles, Osborne

longeatonred

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29 Jul 2014 22:38:05
Dont think so. Psycho tends to favour a 4-2-3-1 that he used with the Under 21's. (also favoured by Fabio Capello and Rafa Benitez) and if you look at the versatile players he has bought they fit perfectly into this formation. OMG have not been this excited for years. Well done Psycho and Fawaz.

pedroalicante

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Darlow Lichaj Cohen Hobbs Lascelles Burke Lansbury Vaughan Pato Reid Fryatt. De Vries Mackie Veldwyk Fox Cox Osborn Mancienne. Wilson somewhere at some point post injury. that is a strong match day line up, no wonder Radi has gone! Think of who isn't even in that squad!

FOREST1409

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Wishful thinking
Darlow
Lichaj
Hobbs
Lascelles
Cohen
Landsbury
Vaughn
Reid
Burke
Patterson
Fryatt

More likely
Darrow
Hunt
Macienne
Collins
Fox
Vaughn
Reid
Burke
Patterson
Cox
Veldwijk

Joshua_savage

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29 Jul 2014 13:27:08
Forest looking at putting in an offer for Huddersfields James Vaughn around 3mil you heard it hear first

Jonnynffc

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Stuart Pearce has said that he is after another striker, could Vaughn be that striker. I think if he comes he will do well.

Hope your move is going well Ed you should try moving every three years like us forces guys not fun!!

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

{Ed034's Note - going well mate, thanks

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No thanks if we were going to spend that amount on him would have been better off getting Wilson

marco123

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29 Jul 2014 16:49:46
Wonder if this has been brought about due to the rumour that Radosław Majewski is on their radar.

Redtreeforest

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@ Marco - Wilson not a target and gather has never been (believe Pearce doesn't rate him).

Think be overpriced at £3m but Pearce has worked with him before (U21) so maybe.

NFFCDave

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29 Jul 2014 17:53:19
Although I think £3m is over priced, I do think we need to spend that sort of cash (whether it be Vaughan or someone else) to sign that goal poacher if Fryatt is not fit. Maybe it is just me but I am feeling nervous about the new season as pre season games not been great and we still have a full treatment room.

captain caveman

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Wilson has signed for Bournemouth months ago!

marko99 marko99

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Maybe that is a softener to get Vaughn then?

marko99 marko99

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He is injured all the time!
Am I the only forest fan who thinks we can do better then him.

More money = better striker = more goals!

FTID

jonsta1

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£3m looks a snip compared to McCormack at 11m. Unfortunately, Fulham have set the market value for decent strikers at this level. Bournemouth have spent, Middlesbrough have 2.7m in theirs. Both unproven at champ level. I imagine Rhodes would be worth 12, and Deeney 8. That the way it is. If you scrape the barrel for the he Hendos or Derbyshires of the world, or you unearth a gem like Ings. We had ours, Patrick Bamford, and we sold him for a bag of nuts. Feels good that.

Dane Shayster

{Ed034's Note - we had no choice in selling bamford. We offered him the biggest contract we had ever offered anyone of his age nag he said he wanted to leave. We also were desperate for money at the time and still offered it.
There is no guaranteeing that bamford I'd going to become a 'gem' either

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I agree Jonsta - definitely would be Pearce's worse signing yet in terms of value for money, is an ok player but not a stellar signing

Jenko75

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29 Jul 2014 11:16:23
John Percy saying we are set to sign Chris Burke.

Lincoln Rob Lincoln Rob
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Ed I just wrote 3 posts stating this and didn't get posted. great signing on a free fantastic delivery similar to Andy Reid.

ryforest

{Ed034's Note - you and around 50 other fans posted about this, so I went with the first one.
I'm also moving house, plus have a business, so I can only apologise I am not sat I here every minute of the day

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29 Jul 2014 11:51:10
Expect that's the one we were going to be signing last week. Good signing proven at this level and gives us width.

NFFCDave

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29 Jul 2014 11:54:25
Great signing on a free transfer great buisness and can drop in to the team if Reidy needs a break. COYR!!

ryforest

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Rumours are hot at the moment. he's a freebie I think

RED IN BED

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Will be a good signing on a free, he will be a good squad player.

RJM RJM

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Good squad player, bonus is he is a freebie.

madforit

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What about a top striker! Hopefully with all these freebies, he might be saving the pennies to spend on a proven goalscorer?

or are we just going with what we got.

FTID

jonsta1

{Ed034's Note - we have a proven goalscorer and Pearce has confirmed we are after another

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Fair dos Ed I'll let u off ;-) just thought for oncr I haf the goss 1st on here. What do u think of thr poss Burke signing? Goodluck with the house move!

ryforest

{Ed034's Note - very good signing. Brings some much needed experience and a consistent player

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One word, Booom! great player, can play on both wings, our strikers will now get success with Burke!

marko99 marko99

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29 Jul 2014 12:40:34
Am I the only one who thinks there's a large chance he will start ahead of Mackie? Don't get me wrong, I love Mackie and his work ethic is second to none but Burke's delivery and all round play I think might be of a higher quality.

Red city

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Great acquisition, just need a really speedy wide man to balance up the squad plus another proven goal scoring centre forward and defensive midfielder!

Redinexile Redinexile

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Love all the great business that we are doing. Great mix of youth and experience. Even if we do get this big sponsorship deal I have faith that the money will be spent wisely.

Boston red

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Still not top quality though! ( not like collymore, van hoijdonk! My opinion) when we've gone up, we've always had a top quality forward! and we have plenty of experience within the squad already. with fryatt, Reid, wilson, hobbs, cox, vaughan, de vries! But ido like Chris Burke, always a threat when we played against him! anyway COYR!

jonsta1

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Let's hope he is not injured.

Jaj

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According to the Beeb he's having a medical right now!

Joe Baker Fan Club Joe Baker Fan Club

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29 Jul 2014 15:38:18
A very good signing at this level. He can provide the final ball for the strikers.

Rob9

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At least it will stop him scoring against us!

chienrouge

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Posted about this a few weeks ago, he is a free agent at the moment, although I think he's 32 so comes with bags of experience and very proven at this level, is he passed his best though?

longeatonred

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Born Dec 83 makes him 30-1/2 I think.

rainycat

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Another good deal by forest, been impressed by him when I seen him, not the fastest winger but can pick a pass and quality distribution.

Will get the nod ahead of Mackie on the right wing I reckon.

MontyPJ

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29 Jul 2014 10:10:08
Alan Nixon reckons radi is joining hudd

Heisenbergg

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Yes, and once again Chris Burke on his way to us after release from Birmingham. Would like it to be true, very good player at this level!

Forest Dane

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I can believe this. He has been poor for a while now. Too lightweight for this league

SaintsRed

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A good move as I can't see him starting, and osborn etc can be just as good of the bench. thanks for the memories. leeds away will always be up there!

JVREDDOG JVREDDOG

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Who's Alan Nixon?

Jaj

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They get Raddi and we get Clayton, good deal.

If only.

madforit

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Alan Nixon writes for one of the daily red tops. Grant who came on for him at Weekend showed lot more than Radi did

NFFCDave

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Move just fell thru

Gomez01623

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28 Jul 2014 10:38:25
Rumours that the 'Kuwait City Ground Stadium' deal could be worth up to £500,000,000 over 10 years. If this happens. do you reckon it will stop the moaners about the name change ed?

nffctrickett

{Ed034's Note - if it happens I'll add 'Kuwait' to the front if my name. Can't see it being this at all

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Just read the reported conversation. If that's right then this club will be catapulted up towards and in amongst the big boys before too long. let's wait and see though, best to be cautious till the facts come out.

aslongaswebeatthesheep

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That sort of sum would be crazy, let's hope it's true

sniffmypants

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It's not beyond the bounds of possibility! £500m over ten years is £50m per year. Etihad's sponsorship of the CoM stadium is £40m per year and that deal was done 3 years ago. I know we're not in the same league (yet!) but don't forget our money is coming from an entire country, not just an airline ;-) Just saying, it COULD be true :-)

MattC

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28 Jul 2014 11:40:41
There are a lot of rumours going aound, I belive the original source is a credible journalist who has contacts in the Middle East. Seems a lot though. I have heard rumours about significant investment in stadium redevelopent form another source over the weekend, the two could be lnked, mabe be not to the tune of £500m though.

NewarkSi

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This, I think, is a bit of a conundrum.

On one hand, you have the optimist, £50m a year to Kuwait is nothing, 10 year renaming and investment deal in the UK seems plausible and NFFC's links to Kuwait through Fawaz make it believable.

On the other hand, the pessimist. £50m a year for a Championship team? Really? £500m over 10 years. That takes us in to the PL big boys territory.

Maybe Fawaz and the Kuwaiti Government want to emulate Manchester City and don't want to wait. Buy the best players, in effect buy the title and get the Reds to where we belong.

I for one will accept what help and investment the Kuwaiti Government will offer to Forest as it will all help and if this means 'buying' titles then so what. If it's good enough for Chelsea and Manchester City then it's good enough for us.

COYR!

NE_Red_Daz NE_Red_Daz

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Keep the faith kuwaited034

uptheforest uptheforest

{Ed034's Note - let's hope lol

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I agree with KuwaitEd034.

Unlikely to be that amount, surely?

SteveSuttonsWonkyEye

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Hope on top of that miserly sum they're paying for the shirt logo. lol

red tass 16

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The airline is essentially owned by the State. If there is any truth in this deal then what has happened at City would be happening with Forest.

It sounds too good to be true.

RLB84

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Sounds like a lot of money, a bit wild!
But bring them in, yeah!

Forest Dane

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Matt this can't be true mate just stop and think about it we are not in the prem we are not in the champions league that's what brings in the big sponsorship money we are a team in the 2nd tier of English football £500m is the kind of money Manchester United would get if they sold the naming rights to old trafford not in a million years is this true.

gazza2969 gazza2969

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We need to see the report and the names of the people involved in this story we take them seriously.

Stuart P

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Yes sum fans would still moan, they'd want a billion, COYR

Gomez01623

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The Kuwaiti Jorno is apparently, the beebs go-to guy for information during Al-Hasawi's ownership of NFFC; so far he's been a reliable source; let's wait and see, 10days he says!

Philhancock14

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Rumours have it that fawaz is talking to 4 major sponsors so this may be the first of good news. Maybe a new ground could be in the pipeline

stormingnorman

{Ed034's Note - fawaz has said a few times he does not want to leave and is looking at the main stand

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50 million over ten years sounds more realistic to me.5 million a year would still be a big sponsorship.

Marty2Toes Marty2Toes

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The reporter from Kuwait stated that it will be half a billion pounds over 10 years, surely we can be premiership bound with that kind of backing, although I seem to remember all too often that money doesn't always guarantee success

longeatonred

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The reality is that Forest isn't worth that amount - in nottingham. However, fawaz target audience are obviously the 2 million soccer starved kuwsiti's. What's it worth to them, having a team they can call their own competing (albeit eventually) with Europes elite? This is the market where money can be made.

Dane Shayster

{Ed034's Note - exactly and I don't think a lot of fans realise that

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Remember the old saying" if it's to good to be true". I reckon something has got lost in all these talks and interviews and the actual figure is £50 million over ten years. Still a good figure for a championship club that has not been anywhere near the Premiership in over a decade.

How ever if it is half a billion over ten years then that is one hell of a deal done by Fawaz and Premiership here we come. January transfer window should be fun!!.

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

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Weve spent more than any championship club over the last 12 years. and we still can't win a playoff. joking apart what's good for the club. has my backing.FTD

RED IN BED

{Ed034's Note - just to make sure, you are joking about the money aren't you?

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To put the fee into context, Derby County recently sold the naming rights of Pride Park too sports drink manufacturer iPro for £7 million over 10 years, 1. 4% of Forests supposed fee. An even more disturbing comparison is Arsenal who struck an extension deal for naming rights with the Emirates in 2012 worth £150m over 5 years.

Bielefeld Red

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Ed, it's looking increasingly likely that you will soon be known as Kuwaiti Ed as there are more and more rumours coming out from Kuwait that this deal could soon become reality. You Reds!

Goz71

{Ed034's Note - I said if the deal was for the £500m mentioned

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Yeah come on, let's be realistic. Counting your chickens and all that. Until its posted officially I'm taking all this with a pinch of salt.

rainycat

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28 Jul 2014 19:29:02
Can I just make a point? Please, correct me if I am wrong but doesn't Nottinghamshire County Council still own the City Ground? If so I would imagine that they would love a large portion of sponsorship of a ground they own? I wouldn't get too excited just yet.

KingsLynnRed

{Ed034's Note - they own the ground the city ground stands on, but they do not own the city ground and have nothing to do with the name of it

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28 Jul 2014 19:42:36
Cheers ed. Wasn't sure how that may work.

KingsLynnRed

{Ed034's Note - no worries

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Id swap all this for 3 points against blackpool we havnt beaten em in ages and now they have signed that bloke from a differant planet c)f (a or wot ever his name is

chopsy

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Just come in from specsavers and that amount is still there.

If it turns out to be true Fawaz deserves the freedom of the city award

brizzlered

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Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the world per capita. Fawaz is clearly a great businessman and has had his sites on making nffc a household brand in Kuwait since buying the club. This deal is huge and seems out of proportion but the truth is it isn't. Being in the Prem would make this deal a lot easier but let's just hope Fawaz has pulled it off. Why would a well respected journo make up something so audacious.

GazzaRed

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It's worth noting the journo says he thinks it will be at least 500m. Could we dream of it being even more.

GazzaRed

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There may we be a clause in there that if we are promoted, the figure per year could rise! Let's wait and see. Ed was I the first to mention an massive figure? I mentioned a few days ago the deal would be the best in English football history that I heard from a mate of mine associated with another football club.

MysticRed MysticRed

{Ed034's Note - I don't recall mate, sorry

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28 Jul 2014 21:19:07
What is happening with Silva is he still on trial

Marbles

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28 Jul 2014 21:21:15
Don't believe for one minute this is true anybody who'd invest 500m in a championship club who aren't guaranteed premier

Just2good

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Cannot see this being true at all, maybe £5 million, not £500 million.
Off course it`s going to happen. We`re just that lucky ;)

madforit

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Are we sure that the figure is not in Kuwait currancy which would make most of us millionaires lol

swoogel

{Ed034's Note - do you know the exchange rate??

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Will it mean we can have some decent burgers at half time then maybe?

aslongaswebeatthesheep

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Hi Ed to my knowledge 2. 08 dinars to the GB £, blimey even if that was the case it would still be 250 million lol!!

swoogel

{Ed034's Note - other way round pal

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Ed the dinar is 1 dinar = £2 therefore it would be a billion

Bags8181

{Ed034's Note - I believe you are right bags

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Now you say it that way it really is possible. 250m Kuwaiti Dinar is chump change in the back pocket for a group of wealthy sheiks.

alberto219

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I recall an interesting story from last summer. How much would it cost to part own the land from Nottingham City Council, redevelop the main stand and also change the roof on BC stand and part fill the corner between BC and Trent End?

This should still leave a few hundred million to buy players?

Surely the deal must also include shirt sponsorship?

alberto219

{Ed034's Note - the deal includes ground and shirt sponsorship

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The name change was on the cards from day one; anybody buying a football club these days would be interested in the exposure of branded properties.

I'm in favour of change. We need to reinvigorate the club and stop reassuring ourselves by past achievements. The last 10 years + have been really wearing on us fans. We get a new squad and manager each season and instantly assume promotion is in our hands. The reality is that we will lose games and new signings may turn into boo boys. Indeed we could get promotion too, but I say that with a bit of balance having watched Burnley, Southampton, Wigan, Norwich, Hull, Blackpool, Swansea and Reading overstep us with a fraction of what we have.

I think that it's good to see that we are starting to move with the times.

Stibb

{Ed034's Note - I don't see how having the stadium called 'the city ground' has held us back

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I'm not sure his point was the the city ground has held us back, the main message I got from the above post is we do have to move with the times, but with no guarantee it will work out - we are always in the top half of the champ in terms money spent, but are still here, whilst others have a spent a fraction of our budget and out achieved us. I'm all for the sponsorship and the cash, but will stay realistic about going up anytime soon - every yr in the champ you get a surprise promotion - hoping it's our turn this season, but won't be too aggrieved/surprised if we don't make it

RanDamRed

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What makes us attractive is history!
Doesn't matter how bad things have been recently, history doesn't change! we have done it! there's only handful of clubs who have 2stars on their shirts, and we're fortunate to of done it! but it's nice to think one day we could be challenging and making new history.
FTID

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28 Jul 2014 09:29:31
This one is going to take some beating a Kuwaiti jurno has told BBC Nottinhgam that the Kuwaiti government is paying us £500m to change stadium name. that's the best one I have heard this summer.

gazza2969 gazza2969
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28 Jul 2014 11:20:45
We probably won't know the exact figure until deal is finalised but yes 10s of millions over several years. No brainer to me, long live Kuwait City Ground!

Bluebird1964

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500m? Are we sure he was talking £'s?

What's the currency in Kuwait? Could be pebbles.

SteveSuttonsWonkyEye

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Just repeated on the lunchtime BBC EM news! I seriously hope the Kuwaiti journo didn't get his millions and billions mixed up! That would put us on a par with the big boys in terms of sponsorship!

red widow

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28 Jul 2014 08:48:46
Rumours in Sheffield that we have offered around 2.5m for McGuire. Also interest in a lad from Swindon RB.

GazzaRed

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SSN reporting that the Blades have accepted Hull's latest offer

NE_Red_Daz NE_Red_Daz

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Really!!

Jaj

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Yes he's on hi way to Hull City

NewarkSi

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A team full of defenders!
where's all the links for a quality striker?

In my opinion we need a goalscorer who will hit 20+ league goals!

jonsta1

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Jonsta1 totally agree, the name change seems to be all everyone is going on about, we need another wideman and another striker, yes we have got some decent young players in, time for a few proven players in!

marko99 marko99

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27 Jul 2014 21:29:57
Rumours are that we will sign Lewis Baker from Chelsea on loan. Young attacking midfielder.

Lincoln Rob Lincoln Rob
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According to reports Mourinho has said Baker is staying in the first team squad with Bamford, Chalobah and Swift going out on loan

Wesley Van Veldwijk

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28 Jul 2014 00:11:38
This kid looks the real deal. Good enough to be around the Chelsea first team squad this season but would love to see him cut his teeth at the KCG Stadium!

Bury Red

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Any news about Abdoun? Does anybody want him?

Jaj

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According to Chealsea fans Baker got injured last night? OMG they are getting injured before we get them now! The injury curse carries on :- (

marko99 marko99

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27 Jul 2014 15:50:31
Matty Fryatt has a slight nock which will rule him out for a week, Hendersons neck problem has returned and the length of his injury is unkown. Lansbury is making good progress and should be back in full time training by next week.

ash210397

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What is It with our injuries? :- (

marko99 marko99

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This your guess fella or have you heard/read this somewhere?
Either way I can see this being about right. can see younger premier league players who are in and around their respective clubs bench/high end U21/reserve players.
We keep laughing about Blackpool turning a side out but not sure what our starting XI is? Does Mr Pearce that's the question. ?

NottsLoyal

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The lad on loan from Palace did not play against MK Dons. Is he now injured as well.

Jaj

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Throughout these friendly games we have seen sp choose lots of different players, one can see it as experimenting and trying to find out what works, other people may think that he should just play the best 11 that way they will be settled in by the Blackpool game, although with injuries I don't think we have seen thebest 11 yet, just see what sp comes up with against Blackpool

longeatonred

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Came from Evening post reporter Paul Taylor after speaking to a club representative before MK Dons game.

Dazza60

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Pre season is all about finding your best team and formation especially for a new manager

danhadley

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27 Jul 2014 01:21:24
few mates that are forest related saying could be ravel Morrison forest are interested in. personally I don't think he would come here not big enough city probly stay in London.

Bulwellnffc

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Big sam says he's not in his plans because apparently Ravel is too frightened to have a groin op

WorksopTricky

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27 Jul 2014 08:38:15
No thanks, couldn't behave at man u. no good at west ham, couldn't make starting 11 at qpr, not the sort of player we need, unless SP disagrees of course.

oakhamred

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Oakhamred I couldn't have put it better myself apart from adding the lad a spoilt brat!

Red_Dog Red_Dog

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No, thanks! Don't want players with an ego like his!

Forest Dane

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The ravel Morrison situation a west ham is not as its seems. big sam wants ravel to sign up with a agent big sam like to deal with, big sam seem st get a number of players signed up with this agent for example Hunt is with him. iv read that ravel is bombared with emails and texts from Big sam and the other players signed to this agent trying to get ravel to sign with him.

and ravel wants out due to this.

the was a news paper artical regarding this.


would I have ravel at forest? Yes very talented and I think SP could get the best out of him.

Newstead-Red

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27 Jul 2014 14:43:30
Where is Matty fryatt again today. Is there some kind of problem

Garrytoon

{Ed034's Note - has a knock

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27 Jul 2014 19:04:15
Raves attitude might be bad but how can some people doubt his ability he has unbelievable ability you can say he has bad attitude but can't deny he has ability

Just2good

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27 Jul 2014 19:22:54
Not the best result today. hope this is not a sign of things to come this season. really can, t see the point of only playing with one up front. its going to be a long season if this continues.

Garrytoon

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"No thanks don't want players with his attitude" well like it or not its players like that who get you promoted. How I wish this was true

Heisenbergg

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26 Jul 2014 13:19:47
Julian Green to come in on season long loan from Bayern Munich, is he the winger were looking for?

Raleigh Red

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I've just read that Bayern have ruled out a loan move as Guardiola wants to keep him.

Lincoln Rob Lincoln Rob

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Seems to have scored a lot of goals last season especially for a winger for bayerns second team, sign him up!!

waitsy

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26 Jul 2014 22:39:40
Not seen or heard anything about this myself! Has anyone else heard anything similar?

Red city

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Nothing at all to say he's coming. Pep' says he might go on loan. no club mentioned

RED IN BED

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26 Jul 2014 14:27:52
Fawaz's son has just posted on social media about the ground name change.

Lincoln Rob Lincoln Rob
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Whats his name then?

JONRED

{Ed034's Note - I've seen it

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And now some morons on birdsite are having a go at him.why can't these stupid idiotic tools go support another club.we need the investment desperately but the idiots won't be happy until they drive that ALHasawi family out and we are playing our football in division 2.sorry ed temper tantrum over they just make my blood boil.

gazza2969 gazza2969

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So what is his name then Ed?

JONRED

{Ed034's Note - abdulaziz

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Brian Smith of course :-)

Red.i.am

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We must all remember that has been no confirmed sauce to this sponsorship let's just wait and see how this plays out

Stuart P

{Ed034's Note - other than fawaz's own son of course

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Yes of course but we don't know whether he's reacting to the situation or just giving us an in site in to a future announcement.

Stuart P

{Ed034's Note - that's to you to decide. My thinking is as fawaz's son, he wouldn't say it was done if it wasn't

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26 Jul 2014 20:59:45
What did he say?

Shepshed red

{Ed034's Note - that's it's going to happen

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Kuwait has a massive Sovereign Wealth Fund and the country's economy needs to diversify to maintain growth.
Investing in Forest and football makes sense to attract global investment in the country.
Lets hope the local politicians appreciate the opportunity and back the investment in the city?

Redinexile Redinexile

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You know they could rename it the brian clough memorial ground and still people would still find something to moan about

forest5850

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25 Jul 2014 18:49:02
The Kuwait City Ground stadium anyone? Not the end of the world is it. New name and sponsored by the Kuwaiti government according to the Dailey fail . First step back towards the premier league. You Reds!

163red

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25 Jul 2014 19:24:02
Great news all round me thinks needs to happen if we wanna play in the big boy pond ;)

Snoggy

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25 Jul 2014 20:12:12
Always the City Ground 2 me ,so its all good,more money better for the club :)

thirdhigh

{Ed034's Note - as it will be to every one of us

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I'm in two minds, as I understand and agree that this is nothing but a move forward.

& I was perfectly fine with the name "Kuwait City Ground", something about adding the word stadium after it makes it sound a bit cheesy.

Still, can't wait to see what this brings and I suppose things could be a LOT worse. Coyr

SteNFFC

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I was just getting used to the Kuwait City Ground too, maybe I'm being picky but not keen on the abbreviated KCG Stadium at all. Sounds too much like KFC. Will always be the City Ground to me like everyone else. Any news on Sancidino Silva yet?

JONRED

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25 Jul 2014 21:53:00
The harsh reality is our great club has to move with the times or die. This sponsorship deal is good news for the the future, and we still get to keep the name City Ground. Well done Fawaz in securing this deal.

Inside nffc

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Great news, still keep the city ground in the name, lots of £'s and hopefully enough money to rebuild the main stand, maybe raise the ground capacity to 40,000.

longeatonred

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Read a post on another site I thought funny, " I don't care if it's called Tampax Entrance if it brings in a shed load of money ".

red tass 16

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Our club would be god only knows where if it wasn't for Fawaz and his money so if this helps him to get us to the PL so be it, Kuwait City Ground is fine by me, and as said already, things could be a hell of a lot worse! If we do get to the PL hopefully this will only be the start of the influx of money from Kuwait, bring it on!

Daz Daz

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25 Jul 2014 22:37:31
So do we know what this deals actually worth in £'s?

IlkestonRed

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No sure how much the deal is worth but I bet some folk want it all spending on a pacey forward.

uptheforest uptheforest

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25 Jul 2014 23:42:33
I guess, and hope, they won't be renaming the Brian Clough Stand.

brummie-red

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26 Jul 2014 07:05:46
I think this can only been seen as a win win situation 1 we keep the words city and ground in the stadium name plus we get millions for adding the word Kuwait how can any fan not be happy with this.

i know there are going to be a few who will hate it but its called the modern game everyone is doing it and we would be crazy not too.Its not as though we have money pouring into the club from all directions is it.

Its basicaly all down to fawaz to fund everything and that's just not fair on the guy and his family they already have done so so much for this club I say well done fawaz it looks like a great deal you have pulled off.

gazza2969 gazza2969

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Even if the Kuwait government give us £20 million (just a guess), in the championship you can't just spend it, the ffp rules will have you, look at man city in the premiership they got done under ffp, I am pretty sure you need to spend a certain amount of money and stay within ffp rules

longeatonred

{Ed034's Note - that money will go towards our income

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It could be worse, we could be changing our ground name to be that of an unknown sports drink! #ipro #iwhat #iwho

Leroy3152

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Cheers ed, does that mean in theory we could by a striker for £20 million?

longeatonred

{Ed034's Note - being as we are about £10m over the budget last season and that's been reduced another £2m this, I would say no

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26 Jul 2014 14:09:24
Abdulaziz Al Hasawi has confirmed name change to city ground

Blidworth red

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A sheep I know on fb was having a laugh at the name change and his mates started to join in. It's gone quiet after I posted
"Derby based Eurythmics tribute band 'Ewethickmix' have dropped "Thorne in my side" from their repertoire. "
43 mins · Like · 1

Mapperley Red Mapperley Red

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Great to see there's no negativity in the posts above.

For me it couldn't simpler. I love my club. Not it's name or it's stadium's name or who the manager is. I love my club. Whatever happens I'll be a red.

bin512

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I can't understand all the negative comments regarding the change of name from City Ground to Kuwait City Ground Stadium. We can't always live in the past and if this kind of sponsorship promotes and secures our clubs future I'm all for it. I'm privileged to have been born in Nottingham and Forest runs through my blood. Fawaz is a God for all he is doing for Forest and hopefully one day soon he will deliver the Club to Premier league status. Let's all get behind Stuart, Fawaz and the players. COYR

CDT

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You have to love Fawaz; at least he listens to the fans. Let's face it, he could do what he wants and just call it something like the Kuwait Stadium but the fact he cleverly retains City Ground and has word play on Kuwait City to please the backers is a win win. Could've been like Cardiff and turned us Blue if he fancied it so I think ewe're very lucky that the inevitable naming is so agreeable to all.

Red Diva

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I haven't got a problem with the name change its just the way the games going, it could be worse we could have Vincent Tan as an owner, onwards and upwards COYR

Gomez01623

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26 Jul 2014 16:37:22
I was hoping for the Fawaz Fridge Factory Stadium

WorksopTricky

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There's no hopefully about fawaz getting us to the premiership! Its fact that he won't stop until he gets forest back in the premiership! FTID

jonsta1

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I think its a good compromise. as long as city ground is still in the name i'm happy. COYR!!

mighty.reds88

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27 Jul 2014 10:09:42
If it does happen then why not The City Ground Kuwait Stadium?

Maintains the name we all love but also nicely incorporates the sponsors as well?

Red_Dog Red_Dog

{Ed034's Note - lol blimey. I'm sure all possibilities would have been thought of

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City ground
kuwait stadium sounds better to me

pjnormal

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25 Jul 2014 18:32:46
Sponsorship announcement very soon

ed I sent you the link

Longers375

{Ed034's Note - yes mate and it is great news

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25 Jul 2014 18:51:47
Could you point us in the right direction without posting a link?

P3P3

{Ed034's Note - I've seen a report by a tabloid. It'll be out tomorrow mate

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Annnnnnnnnnd who's it going to be? Plus how much for?

Forestfire

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25 Jul 2014 19:05:07
Any clues as to who and it's worth

Jenko

{Ed034's Note - Kuwait government

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Would that be a local tabloid or national?

Jenko

{Ed034's Note - national

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Be interesting to see if they'll stump up for a new ground.

stormingnorman

{Ed034's Note - it's a new stand we need

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Lazy journalism from the daily probably from fawaz interview with kuwait paper which is posted on other page for a few days

dublinred1955

{Ed034's Note - lazy or not, they're the first to run with it. Perhaps waiting for confirmation it's sorted first

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25 Jul 2014 16:04:02
By all accounts there is a strong rumour we are close to completing a deal for a player today, but know one knows who is it is? Anybody heard owt?

marko99 marko99
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Dimitar Etmitov signed a new two year deal

RLB84

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Anyone else posting I might believe it marco :-)

Keeno

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25 Jul 2014 18:27:47
McEachran or Silva maybe or was it the Gk signing two year new contract?

SILKS SILKS

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Where's this info came from. I've saw a few people claiming PT mention it but can't see it on his social networks. Was it from the web chat

Simonnffc

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25 Jul 2014 18:58:05
Yes evtimov has signed it's on the OS site

Red Tony Red Tony

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Yes Simon webchat

marko99 marko99

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What you saying Keeno?

marko99 marko99

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I signed a cheque today, does that count?

Redinexile Redinexile

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25 Jul 2014 14:55:18
Josh McEachran will sign on a season long loan from Chelsea by the end of the month, he is eager to be reunited with Pearce, his former England under 21 manager.

ash210397

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24 Jul 2014 18:52:13
It's being reported that Burnley are chasing Lansbury, let's hope we can hang on to him

sniffmypants

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Lazy journalism at best!

TrickyTree1

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In my opinion we should do our utmost to keep Lansbury. He's one of our top players and could have a major role to play in our efforts to get out of this division. Seems daft to contemplate selling such a key, important player. Some players are more easily replaceable than Henri would be were they to be sold. Just my opinion of course - what do the others think?

JONRED

{Ed034's Note - I think 99% of fans agree

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A) if he moves it will be closer to london not further away B) Burnley only paid their top players 8k to 10k. he's on more than that at forest so why move for less money

stormingnorman

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Why would he want to move to a club that will probably be back in the Championship next season. Hopefully he will reach the 'promised land' with us.

Joe Baker Fan Club Joe Baker Fan Club

{Ed034's Note - didn't everyone say that about palace? One good season in the premier league and more established clubs come knocking

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@stormingnorman you mean he'd be further away nottingham's only 118 mile burnleys just under 250 mile away ;)

Snoggy

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I reckon Forest are a club on the up. Just need to get out of this division and that time is coming! I know there are always comings and goings but if we can keep our best players - together with the up and coming youngsters and all the management and chairman then we could be flying once we get up there.

JONRED

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No chance they would not be able to afford him

gaz2992

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We've already done this! He would never go there, he has much better chance of staying in the premiership with us! 1more season and he will be there, and burnley will be back in the championship! FTID

jonsta1

{Ed034's Note - he's already there with them lol

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This article by a sports radio show has no credibility as there is no mention of the fact he is out for 2 weeks! Whoever wrote the article doesn't know what they're talking about! Anyways, there is no chance forest will sell, SP is building his side around Lansbury, he will be integral to this seasons success!

Douj

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I was hoping that the certain sports radio show where I saw it was full of bull.

sniffmypants

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2 Million + Danny Ings and maybe they can have a deal ;-)

marko99 marko99

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25 Jul 2014 10:12:54
Have any of you been to Burnley? I mean honestly! Wigan are also interested in Lansbury but being in the same league as us, I wouldn't think he would be interested. The way it was written in the red top paper though made it sound like both of these clubs were in some way superior to our mighty Nottingham Forest, that amused me!!

Daren Peterborough

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How can you say burnley aren't in the same league as forest we got promoted with 1 of the smallest squads in the league without hardly any money. Lansbury would fit right in and they is more chance of us staying up then u getting promoted UTC!!!1

kev88

{Ed034's Note - burnley are above us at the minute and its a bit disrespectful of forest fans to say other. as a club i would say forest stand a better chance of breaking top half of prem, due to the backing we could get in the prem and fan base being a little more.
lansbury would command a fee of around £5m, so really it is dependent on 1. your transfer budgets and 2. your wage cap. I presume you do not know this, so unless you do, you cant really say you can afford him, just like i can;t say you can not

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Some statman has put it together that Lansbury has only played 40% of his time with Forest. the rest He's been Injured. now I like the bloke. but the management might have other idea's. there's always a deal for any player. good or bad

RED IN BED

{Ed034's Note - he came injured and was getting over it when joined, so that's a tad misleading

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Methinks its Agent talk. but Burnley is a stones throw from the Manchester nightlife. love these rumours. keep it up ed'

RED IN BED

{Ed034's Note - i'll try my best

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Henri has told Burnley after 3mil bid that he is going no where and his future is at the city ground

KeithNFFC

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Lol 3 Mill :-) do one Burnley!

marko99 marko99

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3 mill is a bit poor seeing as though McCormack went for 11mil

KeithNFFC

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If it only ends up being burnley who put in an official bid for Lansbury we will be ok, no disrespect intended but they are favourites to be relegated and overall aren't the most attractive clubs to play for. I would be more concerned if it was a southern prem team bidding. No point leaving to play in a relegation do fight where his style of play will be suffocated.

Stonedog_Red

{Ed034's Note - they are more attractive than we are at the minute

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I don't agree, even though they are prem, they are still burnley.

RanDamRed

{Ed034's Note - they are in the premier league. One good season in there has you can be in the verge of England and a top six side. You can't be with forest

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I hope he gives us till January, sees how we doing and decides to stick around

MontyPJ

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Lansbury is worth more than a move to the prems poorest side, granted he must want to play in the prem but it has to be the right club and I severely doubt Burnley are it. They are punching above their weight and everybody knows it. They will be down next year and we will be up :)

Stonedog_Red

{Ed034's Note - that's up to him to decide

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So where exactly in London is the suburb of Burnley?

It's grim up north especially with a posh name!

Lazy journalism or the Ginger One getting a bit ahead of himself?

Redinexile Redinexile

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24 Jul 2014 09:46:50
Chelsea's Josh McEachran is expected to complete a season long loan deal to Nottingham Forest by the end of July. He has rejected both Leeds United and Fulham to work with Forest boss Stuart Pearce again.

Red Targaryen

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Would be a good addition if true. Very talented young lad but not performed great on previous loan spells. I think it would be a great signing as I believe Pearce will get the best out of these young players and get them playing with real passion. Do you know where this has come from ed? I.e reliable source

Kyle NFFC 86

{Ed034's Note - havnt seen anything saying this but I do believe we are interested in him

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Don't know where this all comes from. but don't care as long as it's true!

any more news on the shirt sponsor yet. FTID

jonsta1

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Again a good bitof business. Very good player who looks aftethe ball and ikes to play good football.

Boston red

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Really happy with the way the squad is shaping up. McEachran would be a great addition to the squad and nice to see players deciding to join us over others. Defo the SP influence

bristolred

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I agree another good cog in the Forest Wheel if true

RED IN BED

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Would be a great addition to the squad, Chelsea rate him and gave him a 5 year contract, I think he would be great to cover ried and lansbury in the middle

longeatonred

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Having seen the thorne news I would not be surprised to see derby make a move as they are both similar players. Hope we can land him

Heisenbergg

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The last thing Chelsea would want is for him to come here and sit on our bench
He needs to be playing and getting experience.

1978

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I'd imagine we will be playing three in the midfield and McEachran will offer competition for Lansbury and Vaughan at the base of a 4231.

McEachran is technically sound and a clever player but I think he has struggled to impose himself on games in his previous loan stints. Hopefully, a year wiser, he can perform well if he joins us at the City Ground.

Looks like we dodged a bullet with the George Thorne rumour too - He's just ruptured his ACL during his first pre-season game for Direby and he's out for 9-months! (Tried to post it on here as a rumour but Ed wouldn't allow it :)

SteveSuttonsWonkyEye

{Ed034's Note - I put it on but on the 'other forest' page

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I remember ray wilkins saying 2 or 3 young players in the chelsea youth team have a billy big balls attitude. they have the flash car and they think they have made it!!hope he wasnt talking about young josh, could possibly have meant chalobah. good potential but that's all it is. hope stuart gets hold of him, and educates the lad.

dusty

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I personally don't think this would be a good signing. stinks off a lad whose done nothing but been given everything as he earns over a £1.5m a year already. looks decent but can imagine a Chalobah effect thinking he's too good already and does he have the hunger to battle for Forest to get into the prem!. didn't do much last season for Wigan tbh!.

BigNorm

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Leeds never put in offer, so pretty difficult to reject them

christox

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24 Jul 2014 06:37:50
Morning Reds!

I remember reading on here recently a rumour that Lucas Piazon is a loan target. Just read elsewhere that he is expected to go to Frankfurt any day soon.

IlkestonRed

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Frankfurt 'Hope' to announce the loan signing soon

Philhancock14

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A very good player, maybe too good for our division

harry_nffc

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23 Jul 2014 19:34:05
Sp has said he expects Lansbury to be out for a fortnight

Just2good

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Good news.

Jaj

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Anyway that's a big relief new season can't come soon enough

rainycat

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What a big Player he could be for us this coming season, true leader just for his effort alone.

Has all the attributes to lead this team to the promise land

Donovan

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Is this a normal fortnight or a Kelvin Wilson style three weeks?

ForeverRed27

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For all those who doubted my comments about Lansbury on same flight out of Porto as my colleague, I told you so, that it was not major
Me personally, I believe he will line up against Blackpool then be rested against Tranmere. He is naturally a keep match fit - type player and 60 mins of him to get us ahead against Blackpool would be more than enough also

kenwestuae

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23 Jul 2014 14:48:14
Forest interested in swp at qpr. Could be good bit of business if he's willing to take pay cut on wages.

chriswilson1988

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I don't think this is true for so many reasons.

Firstly, SWP goes against the kind of squad SP and Fawaz appear to be putting together.

Secondly, SWP doesn't have anything to offer these days that we don't already have.

Thirdly, wage demands would be too high.

Fourthly, much better and hungrier talent out there such as Matt Ritchie and Craig Noone

NE_Red_Daz NE_Red_Daz

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23 Jul 2014 16:09:22
Over paid!
Over rated!
Past his best!

rather young and up and coming payers! players who are not after another payday! FTID

jonsta1

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Agree with both above. ESP Craig noone, would be great signing. Also defo would consider scott sinclair. Bit forgot now, but with something to prove. IMO a excellent signing. COYR

RedStuart

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I disagree he, was a cracking player, I think SP will make exeptions for older players he's already showed he will look to bring in players young and old if he thinks they can do a job, having said that I do feel there are better out there.

GawdenBennett GawdenBennett

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Why would Cardiff sell Noone? Especially to a promotion rival. Solskjaer rates him very highly. We missed the boat with the best option and that was Lloyd Dyer.

Red Fred Red Fred

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Doesn't have anything we don't already?apart from being as fast as a greyhound.
If he took a massive pay cut he would be a very good sub to bring on late. isn't noone injured?

uptheforest uptheforest

{Ed034's Note - is he that fast anymore??

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Skits around quickly with the odd ambitious shot on goal. Has been in the wilderness for too long. A poor mans Townsend or Lennon. Think Patinho looks brighter to me and the young Portuguese lad by all accounts. Not for us I hope.

Luke Luke

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Buckley at Brighton for me, is Burke still available on a free? McCleary back would be the dream signing but he may go to the Prem.

In short no to the overpaid, underachieving SWP!

FOREST1409

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Would rather us sign the lad silva from benfica, also disagree with mccleary not really shown a lot since moving a fair few reading fans think he is not as good as they thought and anyone forgot his games before the 3 month good spell IMO

Mikecoop82

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Hope not, past his best, really hope this comes to nothing.

madforit

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24 Jul 2014 05:52:50
This is ridiculous. Football is dead easy. Expensive, but easy. All we've got to do is have the best players. SWP ain't it. We are lacking in that position though but there is only one man in my mind who can fill it. Garath McCleary. He's got one year of his contract to run and Reading are reluctant to renew his contract because the club is in limbo, financially. He's in the form of his life at the moment (ask any Reading fan), and would cost no more than £2.5m (which we've spent on much worse players). He's the best RW in the div, the deals there to be done. Do it. Secondly, we should never have let Pep go. If we'd had him last year, we'd have made the playoffs without a whistle of a doubt. He can't get within a whistle of the 1st at Palace and would come back. £1m, deal done. Simple. Thirdly, get Troy Deeney. £7m. Bam. Promotion. Finally sell Lascelles for £8 (no less or you're a turnip) and we've made a £2m loss but got a bangin squad that will be competitive. At the moment half our squad needed shooting (ref to BC's Eddie Gray quip), and half of them are Collins, Harding, Halford, Henderson and Cox. If Collins and Harding start a game for us this season we're not going up. YOu know it and I know it.

Dane Shayster

{Ed034's Note - haha

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Dane, Its not as easy as playing career manager on Fifa. Of course you are much more experienced than SP. Or maybe you could become his advisor?

I get what you are saying but your delivery is rather infantile and boring.

If this guy makes a national socialist party, be very scared!

alberto219

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Cheers Alberto, a socialist would hardly approve of spending 10 million on a players. That would be a more capitalist ideal. Invest to accumulate and all that. Redistributing the wealth of the top 5 per cent is a social ideal I could go for though. Don't tell me you wouldn't like a piece of that lovely pie.

Dane Shayster

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Boring was definitely the wrong word. When I read this first thing, I was more like WOW!

I agree with most of what you say in the middle part. I just think we should look forward not back. By resigning McCleary, Pep etc its just saying to our best players, go play in the Prem and if you don't succeed we will have you back. Very dangerous IMO.

Let's not forget they left because they didn't want to play for us anymore. Let's get someone else in who does want to play for Forest.

We don't need to sell but we don't want players who don't want to play in our shirt. I trust Fawaz and SP to get it right this season.

As for SWP, no-one knows as we haven't seen him play for over a year. He might feel that his next move is his last big chance so play out of this world and give 110% every game. If that is the case, I may prefer him to anyone else you mentioned.

alberto219

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It can work both ways though. A player coming back can send out the messagethat the grass isn't always greener and make others think twice about leaving. It's no good cutting off our nose to spite our face as these two players coming back would greatly enhance our squad.

Red Fred Red Fred

{Ed034's Note - i wonder if fans think the signing of reid was a good move?

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"Let's not forget they left because they didn't want to play for us anymore. "

Well, yeah, but they wanted to go and play in the Prem for more money.

Can't really blame them. It'd be silly to turn down good players just because they left us once before.

goosehonk

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Players go to clubs that can match their ambitions. Whether that's playing at a higher level or simply for the cold hard cash. Right now, we need to demonstrate our ambitions. Mccleary is the best in the champ in that position (anybody disagree?), and more importantly- he's available. In my mind, pep was the best mid in the champ too while he was with us. Significantly, he could also be available at half the price we sold him for. He's suggested that he was happy at forest and it was the best time in his life, which would give us a big advantage if we wanted him back. These are realistic targets, unlike Buckley, pratley & whittingham etc.

Dane Shayster

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23 Jul 2014 13:52:06
Lacelles will join Spurs in a 7 million move

ash210397

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23 Jul 2014 14:35:54
Selling Lascelles or Darlow is poor business. Unless either of them have said they want to leave, I would def hang on to them.
If we can get to the promised land next season, A) both will be playing prem football and with that will be worth more if they perform at that level. B) the national team is changing to a younger model giving them both a better chance of being called up, meaning they will be worth more aswell.

I'm hope Mr. P and Fawaz think the same!

COYR

Eage999

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Sorry. IMO not good enough.

chezvegasred

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Well that's very strange because Spurs have just signed the Swansea goalie Vorm!

Joe Baker Fan Club Joe Baker Fan Club

{Ed034's Note - what has that got to do with them signing lascelles??

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To the first reply
That is all correct

IF we go up

What if we don't?

thefamousteam

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They are worth more money as both on long term contracts, plus we keep their quality to push for promotion?

Or, we sell one and re-invest?

morninchile

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23 Jul 2014 11:41:22
Norwich Fans saying Becchio wants away from his Norwich nightmare, and his agent is touting him around a number of Championship clubs including us!

marko99 marko99
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Don't think he will get same wages anywhere else plus with Norwich coming down he may be in there first team now

upnextyearureds

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I'd take him, good box player, said from last year should have tried him.

SILKS SILKS

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Decent player would do a job for us no doubt!

madforit

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We have been linked with him it seems since he left Leeds

Andy Impeys got no neck

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We need pace. Not an old fella with big wages whose not played regularly in2 years.

Dane Shayster

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23 Jul 2014 07:35:04
Hi ed
not a forest rumour but says in red top that Blackpool looking at bringing in little bd imagine that for 1st game for stuart coyr

suedehead

{Ed034's Note - I think he's waiting for rangers

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Cannot see it, any manager would be mad to take over that club at the moment!

marko99 marko99

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Wouldn't he still be serving a touchline ban?

Khakipillowslip

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Billy will see himself as above that and rightfully so imo he is still a good manager was just unlucky with injuries and his choice to listen to his paranoid cousin

Heisenbergg

{Ed034's Note - billy was the instigated in the media thing. his cousin was his little puppy who followed instruction.
there is far more than just the media thing that billy was doing wrong, but it is not worth going over again

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Mark read your post again mate, you've said it yourself lol

2tone 2tone

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Cant see him going any where without a load of cash to blow, So Blackpool would be the last club.

Giltbrook Snake

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Can imagine the headlines, as a Blackpool side made up of kids and amateurs, managed by ex forest manager Davies, beat promotion hopefuls forest away on opening day of season. can't see him going tho.

brummie-red

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Many thought he was the 'bees knees' at various points but history and reflection perhaps dictates otherwise.

dickiereddog

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Wasn't his fault we had 13 injuries and besides look at how he was in his first spell tails even said he was perfectly fine till his cousin showed up on the scene

Heisenbergg

{Ed034's Note - as i said, i know what went off behind scenes and i am not going over it again.

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Could never beat ian holly or swans with our best team, always the nearly man

Giltbrook Snake

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Ed - I'd love to know what went off behind the scenes, can I read this anywhere?

I don't think Blackpool can be saved from a terrible season!

RLB84

{Ed034's Note - ive been through it before. there is so much that it would need an essay.
i have been told things will come out in the press about it, it is just a matter of time

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Blackpool game will not happen if they have not got squad to play, they hardly out rushing to buy players! They need at least 7

marko99 marko99

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Would love this to be true, have a bit of a soft spot for Billy, still think he's a great guy and hope he lands another top job.

sniffmypants

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The game will go ahead, they are better off turning up with 8 pros and 7 kids for a squad because if I remember rightly Middlesborough failed to show up for a game at Blackburn and not only were Blackburn awarded the win, Boro were docked three points, so better to lose than actually have three taken away.

Ihavethelongestnameonthisforum Ihavethelongestnameonthisforum

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Sniffer - I've got a soft spot for billy too - my compost heap!

2tone 2tone

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23 Jul 2014 13:52:31
Billy was a complete nightmare towards the end of his tenure as manager. He acted like a spoilt child at times, who had just dropped his teddy from his buggy. The whole media situation was a farce; these are exactly the type of people football teams and managers should have on their side and he alienated them. His cousin was a complete Job Nockey who basically acted like he was playing Champ Manager. And whilst I agree we had some awful injuries, the way Billy did diddly squat to counteract those injuries was shameful, instead coming out with this player or that player will be back soon, so we'll wait. End result? Plummet down the league.
I was glad he went, and I couldn't give a cow's carrots if he never managed again. Sorry ed for the rant. sore subject still. But hey. this season rocks already!!

ghostman71

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Lol 2tone! Good to see your doing your bit for the environment.

Red Fred Red Fred

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Only bloke I know that's been paid 7 or 8 years wages for a couple of years work. I will laugh my head off if I hear an interview with Billy where he says "what would Billy Davies say about the blackpool rumour".

comptonred

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Billy Davies needs a physiatrist not a football club.
He is/was a talented manager, he put a squad together that should of walked promotion twice. But the little Billy in his head started inter fearing and the rest is history.
Ed, can you really see him with Rangers? Billy without a penny to spend?? Billy ego says he can! We all know he can't.

Trickie23 Trickie23

{Ed034's Note - yes i can. he is a massice rangers fan, has always said he wants to manage them and i have been told he is waiting for them.
his ego would love the chance to get rangers back to the top of the scottish prem.

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Nice one 2tone agreed wish people would see through Davies for who he really is!!

swoogel

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Billy Davies a good manager, never has been and never will be and will hopefully never manage another club again.

He cost us millions and left us in mess.

Can the irritants name be banned from this site. We have to move on.

Richard46

{Ed034's Note - I think that's a good place to leave it

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23 Jul 2014 02:17:08
Sadly, after Speaking to JL father, he has been quite confident that JL has been negotiating a deal with Spurs and Psycho will not interfere as the 6Mill bid is far too good to turn down.
That is the reason why we have not heard too much about JL 'injury' updates recently as he only has a slight knock but did not want to compromise getting injured & ruining his opportunity to play in the Prem,
Psycho knowing the above, has sharply entered the transfer market to bring in Mancienne & Hunt to bolster the defence with Experience till Wildon Hobbs & Cohen get full recuperation & not risk another long term injury as Psycho is planning ahead to having a fully strengthened fit squad in the final sprint after Xmas. COYRs!

samtam786 samtam786
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The problem with this rumour is the poster wants to give us too much for credibility; its not true

davidincognac davidincognac

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Psycho. is now old hat. he wants to be called Stuart Pearce

RED IN BED

{Ed034's Note - unlucky

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Good luck with that one. Not a cat in hells chance!

Red Fred Red Fred

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I hope Stuart Pearce isn't too disappointed on August 9th when 25,000 people are screaming "Psycho!" at him :)

SteveSuttonsWonkyEye

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Feasible I suppose with the influx of defenders, and 6million is a good return!

brummie-red

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23 Jul 2014 10:53:57
Sadly I think jl will leave and a deal as already been done.
Pearce as brought in loads of defenders
And will need to let likes of Collins Halford Harding go.
They won't fetch much money. Jl will and we need to strengthen other areas such as winger and another forward.
Hope am wrong and jl stays.

marco123

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Im sure there was a reported 8million bid for lascelles from spurs last? If so then the 6million rumour could be nothing but talk, I think JL is worth more than 6 million anyway.

jamienffc96

{Ed034's Note - but where was this £8m rumour from? nothing official

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Don't get me wrong. I would love to see JL stay at the club but I doubt it will happen. £6. 5 - £7m would be a good down payment plus extras and if we get him back on loan until Christmas. If we can raise another £1m for Halford, Harding and Hendo I see that as good ROI.

I doubt Collins will go as adds experience. Although not the best defender and clearly passed his best, he means more to the side than releasing or on a free.

alberto219

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Sadly I think the poster is spot on, I can see JL being sold off to Spuds or similar, I think they will wait until they have concluded all of their own business first before releasing JL.

If so, then so be it. we have done some good business so far in recruiting players to the club, and I can see Pearce wanting 3 or 4 more players before the season kicks off.

madforit

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If this rumour is true I wish him the very best and think he will be a quality signing for Spurs. Unfortunately even with our chairman we will at times have to sell. Look at Southampton.

I won't be driving him down though.

I will drive him myself

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I think if we have any ambition we should try our best to keep this young talent.

That said, everyone has their price and if everyone was fit then Hobbs and Wilson would be our best pair.

RLB84

{Ed034's Note - southampton have reguarly sold players. you canty stop players from wanting to better themselves and selling a player for a big amount and then reinvesting this money into the rest of the squad, cannot be seen as not having any ambition

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We should all sing Stuart instead of Psycho and see what he does lol

Gomez01623

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Keep him sell him either way it's a win win situation, sad to see him go though but if he does leave I think we will be adequately covered, if not SP wouldn't let him go.

GawdenBennett GawdenBennett

{Ed034's Note - exactly mr Bennett. Win, win and what a great feeling to finally be in a position to say that

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This does not add up. JL is deluding himself if he thinks he is going to play first team football at Spurs.

They collect young talent like Pannini stickers then close the book and put it at the bottom of the draw!

If he moves to Spurs now he will never make the England team or become a top player as they will ruin his career

Redinexile Redinexile

{Ed034's Note - Dawson didn't do too bad. The final decision is lascelles at the end of the day, so if he goes, it was his choice

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Good luck to the lad. Looks a nice prospect and will learn under some more senior players. Dawson did well so why slate him. If you're not in the PL expect to get picked off. Solution. get or promoted.

Luke Luke

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Dawson was a better player than Jamaal at the same age. Check the Spurs squad lists over the years and it's littered with players they buy at a young age and then ruin.
Sorry but this guy is dead in the water if he goes to "Spares". He needs at least 2 full seasons in the first team to develop his talent.

Redinexile Redinexile

{Ed034's Note - that is a matter of opinion on who is the better player.
If Jamal leaves it's because he decides to

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22 Jul 2014 21:03:51
Heard a rumour about 2 possible loan moves from Chelsea, McEachran a central midfield player who I think was with Middlesbrough last season? And the other is a promising young winger Lucas Paizon.

Ljc10

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Any credibility to the Piazon rumour? Would be a bit of a stellar loan if true

NE_Red_Daz NE_Red_Daz

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22 Jul 2014 22:27:11
Wheres the piazon rumour from? Can't see it myself going to be one of the next superstars and could probably join any lower premier club.

liamnffc

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22 Jul 2014 22:36:18
As anyone heard any news on Lansbury injury yet

Garrytoon

{Ed034's Note - if we had, it would be on here Garry

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Just heard it going around in the boozers, probably no truth in it, but after all it is a rumour page so thought I'd share, McEachran would be a great loan signing though, I think he's more realistic than Paizon who had a great spell will vitesse last season.

Ljc10

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Lucas paizon is a good player, hope this rumour is true, would love see him at forest

mighty.reds88

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Both very good players

harry_nffc

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22 Jul 2014 17:52:21
Forest and Leeds being linked with Josh McEachran.

Stonedog_Red

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SP has been quoted as highly rating him during the Olympics with his passing insight and ability to unlock defences. Has played alongside Lansbury in the U21's so t makes sense.

Willow Willow

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Wound be surprised with Chelsea needing as many British players as possible I'm Europe. Would like to see this though

SaintsRed

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He's class sign him up

GawdenBennett GawdenBennett

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He hasn't really impressed at the other teams he has played at though. Seems to have a good reputation but doesn't deliver.

I could be wrong and SP can get best out of him.

Van Morgan Van Morgan

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They don't have to be British for home grown players in Europe! they have to had 3seasons registered at a club between 16-21. for example cesc fabregas is now classed as home grown player for Chelsea, after his time with arsenal! so they will have enough. doubtful Jose will play him or include him! so more then likely be loaned out! FTID

jonsta1

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Correct Van Morgan. Did nowt at Middlesboro.

TAP1710

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Would prefer Adam clayton if rumours that we are in the hunt with boro are true. Come on ed, u must have heard some transfer gossip by now with the players having been back a while

Keeno

{Ed034's Note - nothing mate. It's all very hush hush

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Has anyone ever done any good at Middlesborough?

Ihavethelongestnameonthisforum Ihavethelongestnameonthisforum

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Yes a certain young man called God scored a few goals for Boro. He then became a manager and took a rather provincial team to European glory!

ravinreg

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Please don't say the word "provincial"it reminds me of Matt Lucas.

GawdenBennett GawdenBennett

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26 Jul 2014 07:15:08
Hope so a very good young player

gazza2969 gazza2969

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22 Jul 2014 15:38:07
Forest have completed the loan signing of jack hunt from crystal palace till the new year

Redmen

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22 Jul 2014 17:20:35
Is he any good? Is he better then what we already have? FTID

jonsta1

{Ed034's Note - yes good player and with lichaj out, he is better than the rest

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Vey wise signing, we now know that Lichaj won't be fit for the start of the season and with the signing of Michael Mancienne we have two very compitant right backs, SP must have wached video's of Greg Halford at right back last season lol

skegby red

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Serious amount of defenders at the club at this moment really need to clear a few out to balance the books had a look on facetube at hunty and he looks decent with fantastic delivery

dub red

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22 Jul 2014 18:37:07
Not completely convinced by him but he has got some serious pace that should be a great assets going forward

Just2good

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Jack Hunt, first day of training, eight stitches in his face, welcome to nottingham Forest.

163red

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Good signing as cover, will provde competition when Lichaj fit as well. Halford was not comfortable at right back and was caught out to easily last season.

MontyPJ

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23 Jul 2014 12:17:26
Ed, any idea how he got the head injury? He seems hard as nails so not worried, but intrigued.

brummie-red

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