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14 Aug 2020 10:31:28
According to local NEP, Lyle Taylor is in talks with us. Is he any good? How do you guys rate him? Bit concerned that he's 30 to be honest and think we should perhaps be looking at a younger striker.


1.) 14 Aug 2020 10:49:21
Good striker. Had a great season for charlton last season. Can be greedy at times but is certainly something that can be adjusted to his game.

I will be very happy if we sign him. 3 year contract done/
Ideally we’d sign Toney instead or get both. (Seen Grabban has been linked to a couple of clubs in Middle East, maybe these two in if he leaves)

2.) 14 Aug 2020 11:01:53
If lyle is greedy then he won't be playing alongside grabban who he himself is greedy and selfish😂.

3.) 14 Aug 2020 11:33:46
Not sure we can afford Toney or dealing with Barry Fry again! But agree he's type of forward we should have in to replace Grabban.

4.) 14 Aug 2020 12:28:05
Interesting to hear Peterborough interested in Tyler Walker as replacement for Toney. Has proved he can do well at that level maybe a loan to them and they can turn him into a 10m valued player 😀.

5.) 14 Aug 2020 16:45:44
How many seasons does a 30 year old striker have left in him? No more crocs.

6.) 14 Aug 2020 17:50:38
Sounds like terms agreed and medical today so looks like we will see bsered.

7.) 14 Aug 2020 18:26:01
Better than Chris Martin!?

8.) 15 Aug 2020 09:50:33
These days with their diets and fitness, strikers go on a lot longer, at least 3 more years from Taylor.

At 35 Teddy Sherringham scored 21 goals in 33 matches, Man Uniteds top scorer that season and won PFA and FWA Player of the Year too, not too shabby for an old boy.

I think Taylor is a great FREE signing for us if true.

9.) 16 Aug 2020 22:08:22
Teddy was an exceptional player, no comparison with taylor who has been a lower league journeyman coming to prominence with Wimbledon.
Ok as back up but don't get carried away he's a 20 goal striker at this level.

10.) 16 Aug 2020 23:54:27
The point was, you're not done at 30, Taylor contributes a lot to a team, not just scoring goals, ask any Charlton fan.



13 Aug 2020 18:50:35
Apparently we are taking a look at Jacob Murphy on loan, from the Toon. Might be worth a shot. And just for a change, Derby are keen too lol.


1.) 14 Aug 2020 11:35:07
Be better bet than Diakhaby I think/ hope.

2.) 14 Aug 2020 15:03:57
A traffic cone would be better than direkaby.



08 Aug 2020 09:48:35
Apparently we have gazumped Panathanaikos to the signing of Greek striker Ionnaidis. who has scored 5 goals in 20 appreances. Not sure about you lovely lot, but those stats do not fill me with any excitement. Thoughts?


1.) 08 Aug 2020 10:00:13
Wow he scored 5 in 20. In the Greek 2nd division

2.) 08 Aug 2020 10:08:11
Exactly. How many times have we been here before with interest in this sort of player. We need someone with experience in scoring goals, not someone relatively untried. Starting to get that feeling in my bones again, like when we sold Walker and did nothing with the cash or replace the player we sold.

3.) 08 Aug 2020 11:19:23
Typica of Forest trying to do things on the cheap.
Poor record for a poor player.
I wouldn't expect any decent signings but I would expect more dead wood and lightweight imports.

4.) 08 Aug 2020 12:22:07
Why buy him we have ayoung lad who's scored 48 in just over 90 games who don't get a game, be nice to see us play 2 strikers at home.

5.) 08 Aug 2020 13:29:21
Another Dud.

6.) 08 Aug 2020 13:53:09
Daft question. a mate from Sheffield reckons we have sold Cash?

7.) 08 Aug 2020 15:34:10
Cash is on holiday at moment. A fee might have been agreed but he won’t be an official signing for anybody for at least another week.

8.) 09 Aug 2020 21:48:25
Stats aren't great but he's only 20 and isn't the finished article yet. He's quick, strong and he can beat a man. Forest should be searching high and low for good youngsters anywhere they can. Having a bit of cash to spend on the right player is great. As a policy though it's completely unsustainable for a club like Forest. Nor is it a substitute for a
quality academy and quality scouting network. And what kind of 'fans' rubbish potential new young players when they've never even seen them play? Is that where we're at?




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27 Jul 2021 09:30:32
The way things are going, or more realistically, aren't going, I reckon we'll be in a relegation battle from relatively early into the season. I honestly get sick to death of us going through the motions every season, re transfers. It's awful. It's like whomever manages the club have to contractually sign up to this debacle before they take the role; no matter who is on charge, this always seems to happen.


1.) 27 Jul 2021 10:23:48
Pre season more like pantomime season ,still at least we haven’t signed 14 players this time !

2.) 27 Jul 2021 10:30:33
I guess we can only buy who is available and who and wants to come. If we were bringing in loads of players or paying way too much then that would be wrong too.

It's kind of damned if you do, damned if you don't.

I think transfers normally seem to occur later in a World Cup and Euro's season, hopefully we can still get a bit of decent business done.

Looking forwards to the season start as always.

3.) 27 Jul 2021 10:50:54
Rumours that say we want such and such are just rumours, if that player stays with his club or moves to another club that is up to them but were we ever after them.

Even if we were after a certain player how many teams get every player that was their first choice.

Once we get players walk through the Forest doors they could make the squad the best we have had for a long time.

4.) 27 Jul 2021 10:57:56
I can understand no signings being made as yet. Difficult market, little money. Also we don't want a repeat of last year bringing in dross, so that's a positive at least.

What I don't understand is the full back situation, if we were resigned to losing Rib, why did we let Ioannou go? He was good.
And now Christie has gone back and we're putting a price on Gabriel.
Maybe we don't want full backs this season, I mean its an option.
McKenna, Worrall, Soh - 3 across the back. In that case we would need strong left and right mids, not Lolley Mighten or Johnson, they're more like inside forwards. Proper left and right mids.

5.) 27 Jul 2021 11:27:47
Your right with pantomime season carlo. Samba its behind you. 🤡 but the world still revolves. Heads up until the balls kicked 👍.

6.) 27 Jul 2021 12:19:37
Christ tricky tree don't tell munmad we are going 3 at the back, he hates that formation 🤣🤣🤣.

7.) 27 Jul 2021 12:36:22
The press, jurno's, gutter snipe, liars whatever you want to call em are exactly that well the vast majority of them anyway, better not too read too much into these story's so don't be too worried take it with a pinch of salt reds.
As far as signings go I'd be happy to keep what we have and just sign one or two good quality players.
Things are looking good about the club on and off the field to me IMO.
Keep the faith you reds.

8.) 27 Jul 2021 12:58:27
We are six players weaker than we were finishing last season so we are going to be battling relegation if a striker two full backs and a playmaker aren't signed.
Diabolical that we are only 11 days away and none of our problem positions have been filled.
We already know that grabban and Taylor can't score under hughtons tactics so needs sorting fast.

9.) 27 Jul 2021 14:51:41
Six players, Garner played well, and Riberio who was ok.

Who are the other four players that did such a good job we will miss them.

10.) 27 Jul 2021 15:03:42
We won't know who we need to buy until Spurs and Man U decide who they can loan us. I think both clubs will be making decisions in the next few days. But even if we get one striker on loan, we could do with buying someone with more experience.

11.) 27 Jul 2021 16:54:13
Yes FF but it’s because we are waiting to sell someone and can’t get the money we want .

12.) 27 Jul 2021 16:59:48
Still lost christie knockheart ameobi and Murray.
Personally wouldn't want any of them back but it's still six players in total so therefore we are weaker as a squad.

13.) 27 Jul 2021 18:09:41
I'd argue that a fit Lolley is better than Knockeart, Johnson is better than Ameobi. So we are potentially not weaker there is Lolley can stay fit. But no way are we strong enough up front. That's why we have to do something there, even if it costs money.

14.) 27 Jul 2021 18:32:31
The way I look at it cyclist is play Johnson and mighten in every game play Gabriel at right back but the sounds coming out of forest is they will sell if they can bring a player in so hughton obviously doesn't rate him.
Play Taylor and grabbing if a striker can't be bought in but yet again hughton won't fo that.
Play three at the back and wing backs but he won't do that either so reinforcements are the only option.

15.) 27 Jul 2021 20:57:21
FFf70, if only he would give the youngsters a proper chance we would be up there in two years no problems!

Whenever we sell, the calculation I make involves two things. Can we get better with the money? Will the player be worth even more next year if we keep them?

None of the players we can get a big fee for will be worth less next year. Players that good won't come here at the moment and will want more wages anyway. So every time we sell, we are financially worse off AND the team is weaker.

What part of that simple equation doesn't the club understand? I'd love to be interviewed for a position at Forest and go in with a spreadsheet that showed them: LOOK AT WHAT YOU COULD HAVE WON!

16.) 27 Jul 2021 21:31:27
I'm with you cyclist it makes the blood boil when we pay an estimated 5 million plus stupid wages for Harry after at 31 and then a year later tell him to look for a new club?
Yep he's going to do that😁😁
Only got 5wo more years to keep paying him 30k plus a week for doing n9wt along with buckaroo.
Got to sell our best youngsters to pay these worthless players bought in on a whim.
Now we are looking at an ex arsenal player who plays second division football in Holland as our right back.
Fourteen players we signed and only two fit for purpose and 15 million from matt sale and more down the toilet.
We are skint unless we sell.
And the answer will be when we are struggling?
Give hughton time?
Lol its not his team🤣🤣.

17.) 27 Jul 2021 21:56:13
Exactly. And why was McKenna a good signing? He was young, improving and hungry to learn and, most importantly, prove himself at this level. By the end of this season he will be settles at this level and worth at least double what we paid. If we keep players like that, we are either promoted or financially better off.

Why was Knockeart a waste of money? Because he is the opposite and even if he does well, all we are doing is increasing his value for another club. In the meantime, a player with a better assist and goals per minute ratio than him (Mighten) is being blocked from developing and not increasing his value to the club.

Look at Peterborough and Brentford if you want to see how it is done. Pick out the best young players, give them a chance to have a few poor games and as time goes by you are sitting in higher division or a squad worth millions. Simples!

The c.v. situation is also magnifying the problem. If player fees are deflated this window due to the c.v. then why not just keep them until things change. It is ludicrous to sell them for half of what we can get next summer.

18.) 27 Jul 2021 22:22:24
You get a 👍👍from me mate just think hughton is the wrong guy for the job.



05 Jul 2021 09:50:13
Not quite Forest, but Britt has gone to Turkey. sounds like for the money to me.


1.) 05 Jul 2021 12:14:32
It'll be for the gyros kebabs Chim 🎈.

2.) 05 Jul 2021 12:15:43
That’s close enough, because there’s bugger all news from Forest at the moment🙄.

3.) 05 Jul 2021 12:45:27
Another transfer sensation!
Jamie McCart a CB described as "Stunning". a massive 200,000 just might secure his services from Scottish giants St Johnston. fingers crossed eh?



30 Jan 2021 09:33:07
Predictions for today's game?


1.) 30 Jan 2021 10:05:03
2-1 Forest Grabban and Knockaert.

2.) 30 Jan 2021 10:44:50
At the moment he should be called Grabnowt. 🤣.



16 Sep 2020 08:20:11
Apparently Lamouchi has the backing of Forest and the board. That's him gone then 😆.


1.) 16 Sep 2020 13:53:32
Be the only good thing to come out of the board room for quite some time then .



11 Aug 2020 17:19:04
Breathe easy folks! The Greek Ionnaidis - the 5 goal striker - has signed for someone else. Rejoice. Lol.
In other news, great to see Colback, erm, back.


1.) 11 Aug 2020 17:51:14
Said this last week. A majority on here had their pitch forks out.




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03 Jul 2021 11:50:50
I doubt it lol.




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01 Jun 2021 21:56:06
Personally I'd jettison both Grabs and Taylor. One is past it and was pretty much awful last season. and the other, was just pretty much awful. Lol.




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28 Jan 2021 18:42:05
Yeah just heard it. Fed up to the back teeth of what we as a club have become: the last haven for those seeking a fat final payoff for their careers. I mean, who wants a 37yr old striker? And he ain't going to want to run and run at that age, just to get a glimmer of a chance at scoring: because our useless midfielders won't be able to cross it to him. that would be way too adventurous, and creative.
We will be the laughing stock of the Championship once more, and I can see all those young opposition players rubbing their hands together at our OAP of a team. CH, jog on.




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29 Oct 2020 10:24:25
Hip injury? Someone with a wooden leg could have scored that sitter the other week! Lol.




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05 Oct 2020 12:58:40
Da Costa was by far the WORST player on the pitch Saturday. Bloody awful, can’t name one thing he did that was good.





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26 Sep 2021 08:46:25
It has always been my thinking that you take your main threat out of the game early. A lovely Pearce-esque tackle should do it.




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26 Sep 2021 08:44:41
79: 'Rome wasn't built in a day. "
That's because Cloughie wasn't on the job lol 😆.




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13 Sep 2021 10:21:06
He is still here because if he walks / resigns he does not get a pay-off. If he is sacked, he does. Personally, Saturday did all but confirm a few things:

1. Hughton is pretty much useless.
2. Taylor is shocking. More of a ballerina than footballer.
3. Samba needs dropping.
4. Lolley is a shadow of his former self.
5. We cannot afford to give Hughton any more time. At the moment we are up poop creek without a paddle, but give him more time and we will not even have a bleddy boat.




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05 Sep 2021 10:44:18
Bowie, it was slightly less. 500 miles and 500 more. lol.




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20 Aug 2021 10:39:32
We all have differing opinions, positive or negative. Unfortunately, I personally don't see anything to be positive about. Believe me, I will give credit where it's due, but lately I am unable to give any. CH has had more than enough time to sort the issues out. Part of last season, a full pre-season, and almost an entire transfer window. We needed strikers, so he goes in for a goal keeper and defenders (even before out latest situation with the defence he was eyeing up defenders) . We keep bemoaning the fact that Yates and Colback CANNOT play together (they are awful), but CH still persists in that partnership. Our main striker is over the hill, and let's face it, looks as though he cannot be bothered most games. And making him captain is farcical. but not so much as making Yates captain (that simply baffles me) .
Part of me thinks that perhaps Marinakis has already made his mind up to pull the trigger, and perhaps he's not making the money available for transfers, because maybe he doesn't want to give it to someone who is about to be deep-sixed (as my dad would say) . CH's subs are a complete mystery, not to say they are mainly totally inept, just like the tactics. if you can call them that. He takes players off who are - at the particular moment - the best player on the pitch (Mighten, the other day for instance), doesn't take advantage when we can (when Bournemouth went down to 10 men. how long did he take to make a change!? ) . At the moment, sad as it may seem, I really don't have any inclination to carry on paying that much attention anymore. And that is squarely down to CH's way of playing. and of course, some of the current crop of players. Not all, but some.