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31 Jan 2018 12:55:01
It's not that our players are untalented but we have too many similar, lightly built nippy skilful ball players. Oppositions know we are easy to rough up and press against. We need some power in the engine room - some experienced tacklers and ball winners.

Dr N



27 Nov 2017 08:13:38
I am not anti-MW and think he's taking us broadly in the right direction. You can probably sense a BUT coming. But 10 defeats already is a terrible record. Tellingly, we have not drawn a single match (only Bristol Rovers and East Fife in all 7 English and Scottish professional divisions have also so far drawn no games this season) . To compete effectively and maybe become a promotion candidate, some more steel needs building in to enable us to close games down and scrap ugly for points. We have some lovely ball players but look physically small and weak compared to other sides. Some more power and muscle is my January priority.

Dr N

1.) 27 Nov 2017 12:00:15
DrN my posts have been saying that for a while now, the inability to get a battling draw. Fefending set pieces and closing down still seems problematic.
We are in a reasonable place in this league considering where we came from and promotion with this squad never a priority. Mark warburtln is so full of footbal cliche's that irritate.
The commentary on the bbc website said that forest are continuing with the warburton way of playing it out from the back but cardiff have them sussed and are closing down quickly and denying any space. mix it up please.

2.) 27 Nov 2017 12:50:55
He seems to be focused on playing "his" style regardless and use his favourite players when ever possible.
No plan B as we again saw yesterday when he waited till 70 and then threw on the subs???
I don't think it helps that he has never played at this level

3.) 27 Nov 2017 13:18:46

Did Mourinino, Fergusson ever play Premiership football.

Pearce, Di Canio, and Hasselbaink all played at the top, none were that successful.

4.) 27 Nov 2017 13:41:26
I would agree with all if you here, and think it sums up our situation pretty well. For me, MW hasn't done badly so far, but the inconsistency from his teams, and some of his erratic decisions has led some fans to question his ability. Personally, I think MW lacks the experience due to his non football background. He was fortunate at Brentford and Rangers where the cracks were papered over by the promotions, and you could afford to over look these short comings. For me, it's now all about getting the next transfer window right. We need more firepower, pace, defensive resolve and more creativity. The question is can MW create that winning formula?

5.) 27 Nov 2017 16:31:10
Grey and Red
Who has mentioned premiership football?
For the record we are in the Championship lol
The point being MW has only played non league where Furvason and Jose have played at a higher level and have nothing to do with MW

All I have said is I don't think it helps but it has made my day to hear a "fan" who thinks we are in the premiership 😂

6.) 27 Nov 2017 17:53:23

If i remember right Fergusson managed Man Utd in the Premiership, but never played in the Premiership, or it's equal.

Mourinino has managed Chelsea, and Man Utd in the Premiership, but never played in the Premiership, or it's equal.

They have both been successful in the Premiership as managers so their lack of playing in it has not stopped them from being successful.

Warburton has not played in the Championship, although I'm not suggesting he is as good as the above, if they can be successful in a league they have not played in why can not Warburton?

Very few good,or great players make good,or great managers.

7.) 27 Nov 2017 18:01:44
Red dog the point he is making is that you don’t have to have been successful as a player at a certain level to be a success when managing at that same level in the future. Blimey it’s tough going in here sometimes 🤔

8.) 27 Nov 2017 18:42:29
I got that mate but found it a little strange to bring 2 highly successful managers into it when we are talking about Warbo, hense the play on words and laughs
We can throw names into the hat all day
Gary "Rat boy" Neville played at the highest level under Fergi but sucked as a manager

I just feel that playing no higher than non league "possibly could" be a hindrance as he uses text book systems and can't call on judgements based on his experience of playing at a decent level
It either works or it doesn't which is why we don't draw

9.) 27 Nov 2017 20:13:54
Only Playing non league football shows your ability as a footballer not as a man manager or a tactician. I don’t always particularly agree with MWs tactics but I don’t think it’s got anything to do with his actual footballing ability or the experience he gained as a player. Non league footballers can offer a lot of positives that high flyers from the premiership wouldn’t even understand.

10.) 27 Nov 2017 21:09:58
As stated in my post, I don't think it helps
That's all I'm saying

11.) 27 Nov 2017 21:34:00
The other point to make here as well is Warbo is what I would call a text book coach. Having taken all the fa coaching badges, he has been trained in a certain way, and thus delivers his set up as such. An example of that is zonal marking. Ironically, Stuart Pearce is the same in that you have these set ideas, and can't or won't deviate when things go wrong, as the coaching badges don't tell you what to do, that comes from experience.

12.) 28 Nov 2017 06:08:15
My point exactly Murdoch



18 Jun 2017 17:21:09
As I have been posting for a while Britt will go soon and there will be no more signings apart from promising/ cheap ones. Disappointing but perhaps inevitable. I expect the likes of Cash and Grant to come through next season and if we can hold on to all our other stars Forest can challenge for promotion next year. Were Huddersfield and Reading really better than the Forest we saw in brief glimpses last time? I don't think so.

Dr N

1.) 18 Jun 2017 18:20:48
Under MW we played good football against the top teams, but was rubbish against defensive teams. That is no good if you want to be successful, until MW sorts out our defence and finds a couple of creative players success will not happen.

2.) 18 Jun 2017 18:52:34
We're not going to get promoted if Britt goes who's going to score the goals we can't relie on Cummings the Scottish league is a lot different to the championship.

3.) 19 Jun 2017 09:45:53
Pure speculation.

4.) 19 Jun 2017 10:48:11
So Dr N, because you have been posting for a while that means Britt is leaving, lol.

I've been posting for a while now that means I'm a super model.

I don't think anyone has actually made a bid yet have they? Personally if I was a buying club paying top dollar I would at least wait until Jan to see if he is injury free now.

5.) 19 Jun 2017 11:02:32
Cant see MW pulling the trigger on Britt. I'm sure the new owners will back him to keep Britt. I know we are buying young attacking players but Britt is the guaranteed goals.
Would be surprised if he went. Watch this space.



16 Apr 2017 22:41:27
It's not being negative to say that Friday's was the worst game outcome for a long time. Safety could have been assured with a decent performance but now we are faced with four tough matches. I am still optimistic but it is going to be a nervy time. Did Fawaz really have to sell the club right now? The speculation, in the middle of a relegation battle, must be unsettling for players and management alike.

Dr N

1.) 16 Apr 2017 23:18:23
You say 4 tough matches coming up! i don't see it like that I see it as 1 tough match and three matches where the other teams have nothing to play for. cardiff qpr and Ipswich will be just going through the motions of winding down the season and thinking more about next season. we have the beating of all 4of these teams maybe reading will put a bit more in but I recon 2 wins and a draw from last 4 matches which will easily keep us up.

2.) 17 Apr 2017 08:05:44
At the end of the day i would rather be in our position rather than Burton, Blackburn and Wigan.

3.) 17 Apr 2017 09:35:34
If you think Warnock will let Cardiff go through the motions your living in cloud Cuckoo land.

4.) 17 Apr 2017 09:42:26
Getting rid of FAH would be the best thing to happen to Forest in the last few miserable years. Some kind of agreement between Owner, Management (not just the Manager), Coaches and Players to concentrate on a club vision and strategic plan is desperately needed if things are to improve on the pitch, and fate decides at what point that happens, wherever the club are in terms of the EFL.

5.) 17 Apr 2017 11:42:12
The remainder of our games will all be tough, no manager let's their players go through the motions, the Nffc players are so inconsistent and you just don't know if they are going to put up a fight or just go through the motions! Anything can happen and probably will happen, will Nffc play safe during any games to just get a point? Especially if the three below us are losing, i personally hope not and we push hard to win every game.

6.) 17 Apr 2017 13:41:08
That is priceless, blaming Fawaz for Saturday's result. it looks like the guy is selling up and cutting all ties, surely that is a result.

7.) 17 Apr 2017 17:11:39
Nice to see Cardiff have nothing to play for, some people on here have no sense of reality we now have a simple 3 points to collect on Saturday really just get out of your dream world we'll be lucky if we get out of this relegation battle this season i sincerely hope I'm wrong.

8.) 17 Apr 2017 21:26:16
Just proves after today's results people saying that Cardiff, QPR and Ipswich have nothing to play for a total joke especially Ipswich stuffing Newcastle this relegation battle will go down to the last game, also Burton squad probably has half the talent as ours does just proves what players can do with the right attitude unlike some who wear the forest shirt btw fans where superb today again pity some of the players don't have the same passion.



29 Jan 2017 13:22:40
Latest reports suggest Nigel Clough having very serious doubts. You could hardly blame him.

Dr N

1.) 29 Jan 2017 14:11:17
Let's hope he does the sensible thing and stays where he is. His record ain't that good anyway and we don't need to ruin another legend. Pointless for him to come back now.

2.) 29 Jan 2017 15:47:57
Non league Nigel is bound to be having second thoughts, nobody in their right mind would want to work for Fawaz. And there lies our problem. The club is finished with this guy at the helm, there is no way forward until he goes. Fawaz thanks but no thanks, your time is up.




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01 Feb 2019 10:39:26
Good luck to the new signings and let's hope they fit in well. However, the obvious problem with changing managers every few months is that you end up with a huge, dog's breakfast of a squad with some of those brought in previously hanging about unfancied by the next boss (Clough being a prime example) . I was didsappointed AK left because he was driving the club in the right direction. MO MUST now be given a proper opportunity to develop his ideas and build a tight squad singing from the same sheet. This is the only was to success.

Dr N



31 Dec 2018 17:24:19
I am going to stick my neck out and say I would give AK until at least the end of the season and probably beyond. We have had far too many changes of manager most with little effect. There is no magic bullet route to promotion - only hard work and building a strong squad.

Dr N

1.) 31 Dec 2018 17:40:11
There are several of us who agree with you Dr N.

2.) 31 Dec 2018 17:56:59
I will stick my neck out by saying, most of the managers we have had in recent history have only joined us because for one reason and another we were simply a unattractive option to managers with real quality.

Brolly Man by his own admission tried to change too many things at once.

The Scot that managed both Rangers and Birmingham was so far up his own backside he could see his tonsils, and upset too many players.

SOD was just unlucky to have a owner more interested in wanting a so called big name and treating owning our beloved club as a hobby instead of a business needing professional people that know what they are doing running it



29 Dec 2018 17:44:12
Just when you think things can't get worse - Norwich 3 - Derby 4. At least it confirms what a terrible defence Norwich must have to ship 7 goals at home in 2 games. I am not going to recommend or predict what happens next at Forest.

Dr N



27 Dec 2018 08:52:50
Something happened in the dressing room immediately after the Ipswich game. AK was, to put it mildly, subdued during his post match interview on Radio Nottingham. 'That was harder work than usual, ' the reporter remarked. When asked what was the matter, Karanka replied 'Things'. No idea what it was about but we have struggled a bit since.

Dr N

1.) 27 Dec 2018 09:10:34
It's this simple we now have a owner that wants us back in the premier League he has a great record with Olympiakos he as ambition and the know how this is what every fan asked for and I trust him to make the right decision as he sees it if he thinks it's better for the club kranky goes then I am 100 percent behind him if he decides to keep kranky I'm 99 percent behind him 😁 he will only do what is best for our club it's that simple

2.) 27 Dec 2018 09:30:03
Skeg. In total agreement.
Marinakis is the owner and we all knew of his expectations at the start of the season.

3.) 27 Dec 2018 09:55:16
Things haven't been right since the interview a month ago. This coincided with New DOF appointment.
Summit as been going on behind scenes
Wether it's transfer budget for January
Dof interference
Lolley speculation
Karanka having to give game time to 3 overrated Portuguese players.
We will never know
What we do know is. All season we've been we need mostly playing wrong tactics at home against teams that we should beat and karanka refuses to change.
I think he should go. Get ex Fulham manager in

4.) 27 Dec 2018 10:11:27
It really is that simple isn’t Skegg, good post mate

5.) 27 Dec 2018 13:04:06
That in a nutshell is the situation we are in Skegg.
Good post



28 Oct 2018 13:13:16
I have been keeping quiet this season just seeing how things develop. Yesterday's game showed how far we have come under AK (a long way) and also how far there is to travel. It was a brilliant defensive performance but we created nothing going forward. A disgusting bit of cheating robbed us of 2 points but if Leeds had equalised legitimately I think most of us would have said 'fair enough' and taken a draw. All round though a most encouraging start to the season. We must now learn to finish off poor sides (like at Bolton) and not squander winning positions.

Dr N




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10 Feb 2019 13:16:03
We would need an average of 2 points per game a big ask.

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27 Aug 2018 10:04:00
Seems harsh and hasty but Notts have only won 8 of their last 28 league games.

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11 Jul 2018 16:33:41
The memory can genuinely play tricks.Many people will tell you we watched the 66 final in colour when it was actually broadcast in black and white. The colour film we are used to was shot for the cinema and only used later on tv.

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02 Mar 2018 16:32:12
JH had a poor fitness record when we bought him and he has been a drain on the wage bill. Pity because he can be a real centre half. Wouldn't give him a new contract.

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23 Feb 2018 11:57:06
The ultimate derbies are in Glasgow. A&E workers anxiously scan the fixture list and book days off when C play R.

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