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12 Jul 2018 06:44:06
Reports in Portugal that we are looking to wrap up a deal for the Benfica keeper. Makes no sense to me. We have Pantillimon and Smith. On top of that, he's rated around 12mil.


1.) 12 Jul 2018 06:47:54
It would allow Smith to go on loan. £12 million could be payed over 4/5 years. Hopefully will anyway.

2.) 12 Jul 2018 12:20:51
Gazzared when I read that we were interested in Benfica goalkeeper at 13 million I thought 'has the world gone mad'
For goodness sake we've only just signed Pantillimon.

I agree with you , we have 5 goalkeepers now.
I therefore conclude that its just a load of media rubbish again as any player that appears available AK wants to sign them.

AK must laugh his socks off when he reads the'Forest must sign these players'columns.
However I tend to be more serious about what does not appear to have been picked up on.

Whats happened to the Peterborough pair have they disappeared off the face of the earth ?

3.) 12 Jul 2018 13:00:58
No they haven't humourist. Posh have over priced and over hyped them.

4.) 12 Jul 2018 14:39:37
We've got pants for keeper smith as back up.
Why spend possibly 13m on another keeper. Spend it on another midfielder left back right back.

5.) 12 Jul 2018 19:22:51
The chosen one will decide who he wants,😁😁

6.) 12 Jul 2018 19:29:46
Have to agree Red Always. don't see the logic!!! Another striker would be great. also never heard of the he geezer!!! 🤔🤔🤔

7.) 12 Jul 2018 19:51:38
Bet if his name was "Vileada" you'd have him rogie?
Guaranteed to mop up. 😀😀😀

8.) 12 Jul 2018 20:21:27
Ps rogie the geezer lives in the pub somewhere down "soufff"😂



24 Jun 2018 08:26:40
8m bid for Bamford rejected by Middlesbrough. Really hope we don't offer more, massively over valued.


1.) 24 Jun 2018 08:46:18
He’s not worth £8 never 8Million. .we need to be going forwards not taking a step to sign an average striker.
Please krankie don’t do it!

2.) 24 Jun 2018 08:55:28
I totally agree not worth 8 mill. the sheep have slapped a 11 million price tag on vydra for an extra 3 million we should bid for him u no your going to get a lot of goals.

3.) 24 Jun 2018 10:22:28
You say he's not worth 8 mil and I agree it's crazy money BUT he is in today's market.Hendrick 10 mil, Richie 12 mil and they are midfielders and was ages ago. 8 mil is peanuts nowadays

4.) 24 Jun 2018 11:24:07
Half of the Britt fee so yes in perspective not a massive amount now a days, I just think as a club and fans we have fell behind the times and we still see 8 mill as a new english transfer record

5.) 24 Jun 2018 12:06:15
We could get Grabban and Soudani for that really hope we don’t get Bamford for that much

6.) 24 Jun 2018 12:48:49
Rich I think you might be surprised how much they will want for Grabban.

7.) 24 Jun 2018 14:06:25
Perks villa can’t afford to put big price tags on players.boro want £10mill for bamford,I would sign him for £5mill to be honest.wud rather bid £10mill for britt

8.) 24 Jun 2018 14:08:36
Sutton,he's a Bournemouth player.😁

9.) 24 Jun 2018 17:33:47
Rich I agree Grabban and Soudani

10.) 25 Jun 2018 02:54:42
Surprised Boro didn't rip our hands off with that bid!



22 Jun 2018 11:24:44
Lichaj has gone for an undisclosed fee - likely to be around 400k. A bad move in my mind unless AK has a much better option waiting in the wings. All the best Eric, top professional.


1.) 22 Jun 2018 11:49:41
Agreed Gazza. He was dedicated and hard working.

2.) 22 Jun 2018 14:17:07
It makes a change from the Scottish players we were and planning to sign this time last year

3.) 22 Jun 2018 22:27:28
I liked Eric gave it everything and the arsenal game will live long in the memory,but as someone has already said on 1 of these boards he had a bad habit of standing too far off his winger and backing off far too much



17 Jun 2018 11:45:59
Just seen Merc with plate D7 INGS in town


1.) 17 Jun 2018 11:58:42
Is the 7 for the years he was not playing????????????

2.) 17 Jun 2018 12:19:36
Danny Ings isn’t on holiday at the moment. So doubt it was him.

3.) 17 Jun 2018 12:32:17
Just seen a Ferrari with M355I in town!!! 😱😱😱

4.) 17 Jun 2018 13:10:16
Is on holiday*

5.) 17 Jun 2018 13:40:26
Beats the Skoda I was just following ;)

6.) 17 Jun 2018 14:08:12
I’ve just seen one with FF7 9??😂😂

7.) 17 Jun 2018 14:14:35
Rogie, no better way to away the Messi he created than to go to the home of the black stuff for a crack.

8.) 17 Jun 2018 14:15:19
That's mine you should see the state of it inside

9.) 17 Jun 2018 14:19:09
You don't live in Nottingham anyway!.😏

10.) 17 Jun 2018 15:19:19
Thats his plate without the s. He lives near me in lancs

11.) 17 Jun 2018 15:51:37
Prob one one the dingles from emerdale.

12.) 17 Jun 2018 18:49:44
He's going back to burnley on loan for next season



10 Jun 2018 11:03:50
Newcastle are interested in Osborn. Offers in the region of 5m likely to be accepted. For me he's not worth that so would snap their hand off if an offer came in. It would make sense for him to go and join up with old academy team mates Lascelles and Darlow. Maybe we could look at a deal for Darlow to come the other way.


1.) 10 Jun 2018 12:22:29
Versatile left footer £5m? Too cheap in todays market. I would accept offers over £10m or a straight swap for Mitrovic.👍

2.) 10 Jun 2018 13:19:48
£5mil for osborn would be close to the full fee wed have to pay for marriott. i look at it and think would you swap osborn for marriott as the transfer fees and wages would be similar. surely there's no doubt youd rather have marriott out of the 2.

3.) 10 Jun 2018 13:35:24
A player like Benny would be difficult to replace for that money it seems our fans underestimate our home grown players to me

4.) 10 Jun 2018 13:38:05
Would not be happy if we sold Osborn for 5m can play anywhere in midfield and fill in at lb, still only 23 and been our most consistent best performer for the last 3 seasons. 10m+ at least for me or less with a player involved too such as darlow, Colback or Mitrovic

5.) 10 Jun 2018 14:36:07
A lot of players could play in various positions and do a decent job, it doesn't mean they're value doubles. Like I've said before, he's jack of all trades, master of none, we need a team of masters.

6.) 10 Jun 2018 15:15:07
Unless we had an offer we can't refuse, he's to good to release. The main factor being, his heart is with Forest. You can't buy that.

7.) 10 Jun 2018 15:36:05
Gaza don’t think anyone said his value should double, greatest team we ever had had a jack of all trades,his goal in cologne got us to our 1st ever European cup final, clough always said Ian bowyer was 1 of his most important squad members not because of his outstanding ability,he was less technically gifted than most in the team but because he had great attitude and fight ibelieve Ben is in a similar mold

8.) 10 Jun 2018 16:42:27
If we sell Osborn AK is not the manager we need. Too many on here are quick to criticise Benny but to me he is one of the best players we have got, and I'd be very loath to lose him.

9.) 10 Jun 2018 16:51:37
Osborn doesn't know how to play a forward pass, he can't take the ball past a man, he's physically weak. I could have a the best pass percentage at Forest if 99% of my passes were sideways or backwards. Massively over rated but shows how bad the team has been for him to be considered our player of the season. Good news is, AK sees this too, that's why he's looking to buy a new team.

10.) 10 Jun 2018 20:43:36
Gazza, I wouldn’t sell him on the cheap but you Are so right to highlight how bad the team has been if Ben has been our best player for 3 seasons. Solid performer with a good attitude no doubt.

Regarding us underestimating our ‘homegrown talent’ I only base my opinion on what I see at the home games and apart from cash no one has convinced me they are what many have said they are.

our league position is testament to the fact we tried to play four : five of smith, clough, Worrall, Cash, McKay, Cummings, Walker and Brereton in the same team. Never going to work. I don’t include Osborn now, he’s a senior player by right.

I acknowledge that some fellow reds are irritated by those who are willing to watch the youngsters toil and under achieve. To be honest I get irritated when it’s expected of us to watch players, who aren’t ready and who get out thought and outplayed. It’s not value for money I’m afraid and thankfully we won’t be expected to watch so many of them next season, I’m not knocking their efforts but we need to be winning more games

11.) 10 Jun 2018 20:54:25
Osborn might be a lot of things??
But physically weak ??
That's not one of em.he could play two games back to back.
Not sure what you've been watching??

12.) 10 Jun 2018 20:57:41
Get raffa and keep Osborn
Success guaranteed

13.) 10 Jun 2018 20:58:11
Imo Osborn at the right price. Sell. Puts in the graft but when midfield simply not enough goals or physical presence.Thats why Watson & co came in.As LB just too small as Cardiff showed.
Versatile, but since his Ipswich debut his progression has stalled.

14.) 10 Jun 2018 21:50:43
2star I actually agree with you I think Brereton will be a top player, but as you say he's not ready to do the job he’s being asked to do,same goes for worrall, cash had a couple of good games later in the season, bu has been in and out before that, as regards Cummings and McKay simply not good enough, I go home and most away and am too tired of watching boys trying to do men’s jobs, not their fault though, thought your post was in general spot on mate,

15.) 10 Jun 2018 22:31:54
Stevie , defo mate , we are on the same page. Too much to soon but defo something worthy of nurture




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18 Jul 2018 12:57:51
Refreshing comments from AK toward Jason Cummings. He clearly needs a rocket up his back side if he's going to reach his potential. But on the bright side, if he goes and bags 25 goals is season, does that mean he has a value similar value to Marriott?


1.) 18 Jul 2018 13:08:10
GazzaRed. I agree that it is good the manager has taken that approach. If Marriott goes for anywhere near what Peterborough want for him and Cummings scores for fun for Peterborough then off course he would be worth at least the same as Marriott, he would have set the bar.



20 Jun 2018 10:44:56
Just seen Mr and Mrs Lichaj - no deal done yet but should be ironed out soon. Will still be living in Annesley.


1.) 20 Jun 2018 17:11:15
If we're getting better than Eric fair do,s but just can,t see it ,not for £250 ,ooo ,hope we're not cutting our nose off to spite our face .

2.) 20 Jun 2018 18:14:34
There can be no doubt that Lichaj has been a fully committed and loyal player to this club for the past 5 years and has fully deserved all of our support and plaudits that have come his way.

Unfortunately he has been at the heart of and on many occasions marshalled a defence that has seen us sliiping down the table and flirting with relegation.
I accept and understand that he is not the only defender on the pitch but we have been defensively atrocious at times and steps are being taken to rectify this ie with Figuerido and now Dawson and it is, to my mind,an inescapable conclusion that he is not good enough but in the same breath I am far from convinced that Darikwa is much of an improvement.

Hopefully we will see some quality signings in this and other positions which must surely come in the wake of the Portugese signings.

In closing I wish to add that the awful comments being aimed at his wife are completely and utterley unaccepatable and those responsible sully the name of this club.

Roll on 9am tomorrow.

As always . .


3.) 20 Jun 2018 18:36:06
Good post as usual creepy.

4.) 20 Jun 2018 19:04:18
It will get sorted after 30th June when Max Clarks contract expires and he agrees terms with Forest. Forest are not going to agree a fee to sell Eric without agreeing the compo payment for Clark which at tribunal will be around £400k not a £1m.
Both deals will get done for undisclosed fees for the same amount which represents a great piece of business for Forest upgrading for a younger left sided player on probably lower wages?

5.) 20 Jun 2018 20:13:52
Creepy1. Do you prepare notes before sending a post? I have noticed that every time that you do post it is well structured and informative. You state facts and also offer your opinion without being unnecessarily controversial or offensive in any way.Good on you and long may it continue.

6.) 20 Jun 2018 22:23:29
Not really sgetty I just try to put down my thoughts and opinions on here as I see them.
Part of the reason my posts go on a bit sometimes is that I have plenty of time on my hands to look at things in a balanced way and I try not to come on in a knee jerk reactionary way eg after the shambolic Preston performance which left me spitting blood quite frankly and let the dust settle for a few hours.

Also a big influence in my posting is funnily enough the Nottingham Post whose reporting of what is happening borders on the absurd at times and riles me to the extent where I believe I can do better ( which quite frankly isn't difficult ).

As we all do I look at the Post site because its really about all we have and click on the Transfer updates section to be informed that Lee Westwood has won a golf tournament , Barnsley have a new manager Aston Villa have signed x, Rotherham have signed Y etc etc and it infuriates me.

We all like to read informative articles about our club that take into account the wide and varied opinions that we all have withiout resorting to the throwing around of name after name as the Post do.

The place to toss names about is on here , a banter and rumour site , not in a newspaper and you are quite right regarding offensive comments which seem to be creeping in on here from what appear to be new members who as far as I can check have not posted before.

Thank you for your comments and let's wait with baited breath for 11hrs to see whose up first .

As always. .


7.) 20 Jun 2018 23:20:10
Creepy it's printed in derby.
Enough said??
Nice post mate,

8.) 21 Jun 2018 10:25:12
First game Leeds away where we're going to prove a point with a win I said early last month Leeds wiĺl be one of the teams up there this season and with there new manager they have bought in they will mean business but think we have stole the march on them be nice to get that one out of the way and off to a great start ureeddddss



18 Jun 2018 15:58:26
Let's get Matt Derbyshire back. Still only 32 years young and has scored 47 goals in 66 games for Omonia in the Cypriot league.


1.) 18 Jun 2018 16:37:54
Plz tell me your on the wind up gazzared

2.) 18 Jun 2018 16:52:38
Better off with "Victoria" Derbyshire!!! 📺📺📺😂😂😂

3.) 18 Jun 2018 17:41:15
What about jack leicster, bet he can still do a job

4.) 18 Jun 2018 18:30:39
The best of Irish luck England!! !from "God's Great Country!!" 🍀🍀🍀

5.) 18 Jun 2018 18:57:43
Matt Derbyshire. . You are having a 😂. Rather have Terry Bakewell lol. Get real man.

6.) 18 Jun 2018 19:27:52
Scored one great goal for us end of worked hard but was rubbish.

7.) 18 Jun 2018 19:31:21
That's why he plays for omonia.

8.) 18 Jun 2018 19:41:48

9.) 18 Jun 2018 21:21:30
Yes when the man as well 😁

10.) 18 Jun 2018 21:22:49
Stan the man 😁



15 Jun 2018 09:09:56
So let's take stock, attacking midfielder (playmaker) - tick, winger - tick, experienced CB - tick. What else does the team REALLY need to be competitive?
An experienced GK
Another playmaker
Another winger

I make that around another 20m that needs to be spent if we're going to be competitive.


1.) 15 Jun 2018 09:29:57
GK - Pantilimon (500k - 1.5m)
LB - Clark (Free - 500k) / Potts (500k - 1.5m)
AM - Tomlin (1m - 2m)
W - Maddison (4m - 5m)
ST - Marriot (6m - 7m) / Grabban (5m - 6m)
ST - Soudani (Free)

Min spending: 10.5m / Max spending: 17m

I personally would get Pantilimon (circa 1m), Clark (Free), Maddison (circa 4.5m), Soudani (Free), Marriot (circa 6.5m). Total: 12m

2.) 15 Jun 2018 09:40:43
GazzaRed, i should think the strikers will come to abot £15m so the other two will take it up to at least £25m, unless we get more loan players.

3.) 15 Jun 2018 10:29:00
No doubt the club will be looking in to the European loan market, I'd expect at least 2 or 3 more to come through that channel using the connections we clearly have with some key players in that market. I fully expect Soudani to be a forest player come the start of the season. Marriot has big question marks over his head and that deal isn't looking highly likely right now. If we were that keen on him, he'd be a Forest player already. I think a lot of our activity relies on the outgoings, we need to sell big before we can buy big. The club will need a guarantee that their wage bill isn't going to be sky high next season to ensure the club is sustainable. That means the likes of Henderson, Kapino, Mancienne, Traore, Lam, McKay, Ward, Ariyabi, Bouchalakis, Grant, Murphy, Clough, Walker, Cummings, Vellios all need to be shipped out. Taking a stab at it, I'd say that's around £180,000 per week in wages (or 9.4m per year). That could be the difference between being in or out of FFP. The question is, do the players want to play football or just pick up their pay cheque. It's a tough situation as a lot of these players will have to take pay cuts and probably move down a division or move abroad if they want regular football. I'd suggest the two most likely to stick around would be Henderson and Murphy. Henderson doesn't seem to mind picking up the money and not playing and as for Murphy, well we all knew at the time what a crazy contract that was to offer. The others, we should be able to move on or likely in most cases, loan out. Big challenges for the club over the coming month or so, a big mess still to clean up.



13 Jun 2018 14:37:11
Great to see that Forest have secured their best shirt sponsor to date with BetRight. But for me what's even more reassuring is that BetBright are changing the colour of their logo to match our shirts. If you ever need an example of how we have the right people in the right jobs behind the scenes, minor details like that is proof.





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20 Jul 2018 14:48:02
Would have thought he'd have secured himself a 4 year deal somewhere else tbh.




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20 Jul 2018 06:54:39
I'm surprised it's a loan. Quite a high risk move on Jacks part. What if he has a stinker of a season, he'll be left with no club and have to take a massive pay cut for someone to sign him.




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20 Jul 2018 06:43:28
North of the border? You might need to brush up on your geography.




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13 Jul 2018 07:24:52
It's a loan move, not perminant.




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05 Jul 2018 13:26:27
It would be great to have Britt back, I'd prefer that to Grabban but they'll want to recoup every penny that they spent on him.





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21 Jul 2018 07:29:39
Keep the 4 of them, all 4 great champ players in that position, very healthy competition. No one should be guaranteed their place in the starting 11 this season.




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18 Jul 2018 07:17:19
No doubting his raw talent but he was never seen speaking to his defense. I can understand why because he's just a kid compared to some of the players in front of him but that's what great goal keepers do from a young age, they can organise and command their defense. Look at Pickford for example.




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16 Jul 2018 12:07:11
And what a goal it was!




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16 Jul 2018 06:50:12
No one knows what Osborn is. Attacking mid would be most people's opinion but he isn't great at that either.




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15 Jul 2018 10:04:08
Looked good defensively, looked bad offensively.