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01 Sep 2021 22:07:27
I have a feeling the new lad, Silva, is going to surprise a few fans. According to some West Ham lads, he was q real prospect before he was ill. Assuming he is healthy now, he will be better than people expect.

1.) 01 Sep 2021 22:31:23
He will find it hard to score goals under hughton though cyclist.
If two proven 20 goal strikers can only manage 5 then it ain't looking good?
Agree mate he could turn out good but not under hughton.

2.) 02 Sep 2021 04:49:55
Can't see why Houghton want play a 3 5 2 formation I've never been a fan of one upfront it's to negative that's why we didn't score under sabri, but then again Ch would put 5 defenders in the middle.

3.) 02 Sep 2021 09:38:24
Lots of successful teams play one up front. It's how you use the other attacking players.

One up front with the wide players high up the pitch? Is the number 10 close enough to the striker? Are the attacking three playing the kind of balls the striker likes to feed off? Are we too slow to get the ball forward? Is the lone striker quick enough to unsettle the opposition defence?

Most of the above seem to be issues if you ask me. Either Hughton doesn't have the answers or his players don't fit the jigsaw.

I'd play a quick player if I was only playing one striker to pull defenders out of position (Grabban is too slow for this this) . I'd also expect the wide players to get alongside the striker in the centre when the attack is on the other flank. I doubt that is happening quickly enough as the midfield are playing possession football instead of taking the risk and going for the jugular.

I'd agree Grabban and Taylor would both be better playing two up front.

4.) 02 Sep 2021 17:51:29
Lots of teams have been successful with one upfront but when was the last time forest successful with one up font we've always done best with a a good paring such collymore and Roy, Campbell and hoojidonk then again I'm going back to when we had a teams that would walk this league I'm guessing I'm a dinosaur thinking 442 is a good formation we all have a opinion that's why I love reading things on here,



02 Aug 2021 11:12:43
The latest rumour is that oif Burnley beat us to Josh Doig, we might be able to get a loan deal from them for him.

I am not a big fan of loans normally, but if the permanent player isn't available right now then we need a solution at least until Christmas. We should really be developing OUR PLAYERS rather than doing it for other clubs.



13 May 2021 11:16:48
Apparently Forest are trying to sign Dion Charles from Accrington Stanley.

He is a left footed, striker/ forward. Scored 19 goals in league one this season, is 25 years of age and recently broke into the Northern Ireland squad.

If he has pace I'd say that looks like a good signing if we are willing to put up the money. His contract is about to end. They have a one-year option for another year so will probably cost £1.5M plus add-ons.

Apparently he presses high which would probably suit Hughton.

1.) 13 May 2021 12:19:13
worth a try, forget prem cast offs, they have to much money and are not botherd, [ colback, knockers], mid 20s from div 3 why not.

2.) 13 May 2021 13:55:26
You say that, but you only have to look at Lyle Taylor as an example of lower league players out of their depth in the Championship.

3.) 13 May 2021 14:00:14
Murdock, if we had said that about Birtles, Collymore, Keane we would have a much worse history.

Buy few of these then even if one does well you get a profit when you sell them later. Look at Brentford and Peterborough. Develop players, give them games. Make a profit or get promotion. That is the formula.

With our record of developing players we are attractive to younger players and should be in with a shout.

4.) 13 May 2021 15:18:50
Taylor is 30 or 31 and wanted a good payday. He’s a decent striker but nothing more.
Signing a 25 year old shows ambition imo as he’ll want to prove himself at championship level. For the right price could be a great bit of business.

5.) 13 May 2021 18:51:54
Hopefully if Taylor stays he will do a bit better next season. He looks ok apart from not scoring enough haha.

6.) 13 May 2021 22:03:52
Taylor needs offloading spends all his time falling down and his arms up in the air wanting the ref to explain why he didn't get a foul.
Bad signing which i said at the time.
Bought because he played one good game against us.

7.) 13 May 2021 23:35:39
Agreed RC, bought because of the goals he scored in League one and the Championship for Charlton, decent striker at this level if given service.

Captain downer strikes again:)

8.) 14 May 2021 05:15:33
To some extent I agree that Taylor has been a huge disappointment but let’s be honest the service he has had has been woeful. We could play Ronaldo up front- if the ball doesn’t arrive to him in the correct areas then he won’t score. No creativity, pace or guile in the side . That’s the truth wether we like Taylor or not.

9.) 14 May 2021 08:19:59
That's a terrible comparison to make RC. The players you mention all clearly had the talent and ability and you could see that. Taylor scores 14 goals in the twighlight of his career, I'm afraid we bought the hype rather than anything else.

10.) 14 May 2021 12:46:53
We should have given walker more time just my opinion he's still scored more than our forwards even though injured for a chunk of the season but his problem was playing in a sh#t team and all the expectation was on him to save us poor lad, read as well that landsbury has been let go by Bristol fans said he was pants I tend to agree with them he had the odd good game when here another player who thought he was better than he was again just my opinion.

11.) 14 May 2021 13:23:31
Walker made thirty one appearances but only fourty four percent of those were in the starting eleven.

He scored seven times and made three assists.

Forest did not make much money from him so it was not a case of selling him to balance the books, it does not make sense why he was not given at least until January of last term to prove himself.

12.) 14 May 2021 13:33:38
FF79. Tellingly Taylor's got a far better goals per game/ minute ratio than your mate Grabban. Are you sure you aren't sulking 'cos you were completely and utterly wrong to back keeping Grabban last summer? Grabban cost us so many points this season. Even when he got 20 goals he was the most likely main striker in the division to miss an "on a plate" chance.

Hughton favours certain players even when the evidence points to them being dropped. I hope - if he stays which doesn't look a certainty yet to me - the worrying trend stops. Sharpish!

13.) 14 May 2021 14:27:35
I totally agree with you guys about Walker. He did score when given a chance, we sell him and can't score goals. Stupid decision.

14.) 15 May 2021 10:30:40
I predict Kyle Taylor will come good given a run of games. He’s got a difficult job atm with being the lone striker and woeful midfield support.

15.) 15 May 2021 11:43:05
Thats Lyle Stokey, but agree, he needs support and service.

16.) 15 May 2021 15:15:38
Murdock, I didn't compare Taylor to those players. I used them as an example of why it is BS to talk about League 1 players not being worth looking at.

17.) 16 May 2021 21:33:08
I feel sorry for any forward playing for us under hughton red cyclist.
Taylor isn't the answer and a league one player.

18.) 17 May 2021 08:21:37
Taylor may not be the answer. Your mate Grabban is on more wages and is worse.

19.) 25 May 2021 16:14:48
Sorry to say lads but until we get the team playing as a unit from back to front through midfield and creating good chances, no forwards no matter who they are will score goals for us, we just don’t cause other teams any trouble either through the middle or out wide. We are so easy to defend against because we don’t have any danger. Grabbon, Taylor, Walker, Charles, Ronaldo, Birtles, Woodcock even Collymore, would struggle to score goals with last season’s set up and personal .
All we need is a tight defence, which we almost have, a midfield that we surely don’t have, to good wingers that can cross a football properly, and a good young hungry striker to push Grabbon and Taylor all the way, out of the club if they don’t improve sharpish . Were we find thoes midfield players though is anybody’s guess, Johnson maybe the start.

20.) 28 May 2021 22:22:19
Taylor/grabban out 1st division one player 2nd no heart.



22 Mar 2021 16:13:28
The local newspaper has gone very quiet on Nottingham Forest news apart from the statement about the sick fan. This is normally what happens just before some big news is released. The newspaper agree to not report something (embargo) until the club make an announcement in return for the chance of information from the club. They then write a few stories and have them ready.

Far be it from me to start a rumour but could Hughton be about to get the chop?

1.) 22 Mar 2021 18:21:45
Maybe a Lamb chop, that is about it 😁.

2.) 22 Mar 2021 20:07:53
Within 5 minutes of me posting that two normal stories appeared :)



28 Jan 2021 18:01:02
Apparently the rumour is true. Forest are definitely trying to sign Glenn Murray. It will be either until the end of the season or on an18 month contract.

1.) 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.

2.) 28 Jan 2021 19:09:26
He would be decent loan unit the end of the season - if we had some decent players who could cross the ball. Sadly that’s not the case.

3.) 28 Jan 2021 19:35:25
His season so far has been interrupted by injuries?
35k a week wages?
Wont last 90 mins?
Mind you the midfielders would be a lot closer to him? 🤣.

4.) 28 Jan 2021 19:57:18
Very good ff79😂😂.

5.) 28 Jan 2021 21:20:28
Are we going for a record as to the average age of a team.

6.) 28 Jan 2021 21:37:55
I wouldn't complain if we got him until the end of the season IF HE IS ACTUALLY FIT!

I get the boss might want another option, but no way should we be in a position where we need him. If Swann isn't ready why did we let Tyler Walker go? It's obvious we need a player who can either hold up play or somebody quicker than Grabban and Taylor. Yes Murray can hold it up and is good in the air. However, he is hardly going to split defences with his pace.

7.) 28 Jan 2021 21:57:32
All we have done is go full circle from giving Daryl Murphy a three year contract at thirty four to trying to sign a 37 year old?

8.) 29 Jan 2021 12:05:03
Hasn't played for Watford since October. Last I saw the local paper said he was training on his own. Seriously doubt he can be fit.

9.) 29 Jan 2021 16:04:27
He would fit right in with Freeman, Knockeart, Arter, and Colback when they joined.




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02 Oct 2021 15:33:54
"50p head" scores a header!

1.) 02 Oct 2021 15:45:32
How many brummys are out having curries? Loads of empty seats.

2.) 02 Oct 2021 16:00:10
Restricted capacity mate. The grounds falling down! 😊.

3.) 02 Oct 2021 16:06:27
We need to go for it second half. No sitting back. There are more goals in this for both teams!

4.) 02 Oct 2021 16:28:21
3-0 not bad.



30 Sep 2021 00:31:12
Prediction: Coback will come in for Garner against Birmingham. We need more experience in midfield.

I know, "he is history" or whatever. But I can't see how Garner on current form will cope away at Birmingham.

1.) 30 Sep 2021 02:44:23
Be honest lads, I was only 4 goals from getting the score right.

2.) 30 Sep 2021 07:04:25
Spot on pedals, garner needs time out, he’s a passenger and operating in no mans land. I’d for Cafu ahead of him at the minute .

3.) 30 Sep 2021 07:23:49
Rogie had both teams to score forest win handicap =1 forest and a forest win quids in first time I've fancied them all year hopefully we will go on a run now anyway off to collect my winnings away at weekend so will come in handy for my nights out.

4.) 30 Sep 2021 08:29:16
Good call Skegs. I was still in Hughton mode and expecting a 1-0! Need to recalibrate.

5.) 30 Sep 2021 08:30:48
I called Colback over Cafu as the new boss has played him. I'd love to see the Colback who played against us a few years ago for Newcastle. Where is he hiding?

6.) 30 Sep 2021 08:40:08
I don't think that's how SC operates. I think he'll stick with Garner and try to get that confidence back in him. He was a big positive in an otherwise poor season last season so let's get behind him because we all know he's a very talented young player.



22 Sep 2021 13:04:20
I have one thing to say to the people running our great club: About bloody time!

It all looks positive, apart from the league position. Let's get behind the new boss and look forward to a better future.

I for one, can accept a few ups and downs. But we MUST move in the right direction.


1.) 22 Sep 2021 18:24:48
Its almost like we needed to go to the bottom to get a reality check.

2.) 22 Sep 2021 20:03:11
It definitely looks that way, Gazza. We were staring into the depths there.

What a relief that we finally seem to have a team pushing in the same direction.



19 Sep 2021 11:57:40
The Hughton apologists seem to have gone quiet!

How much better did the midfield look passing quickly? Be interesting to see how the new South American lad fits in. He could be the missing link for this team.


1.) 19 Sep 2021 12:40:18
Red i'm quiet. Cracking win yesterday but stats say we only had 31% possesion not exactly an attack fest with 8 shots on goal. Nice to see Grabban first ever header lol. I noticed samba rooted cluesley to his line on every cross. Grabban seemed to be the only one in the box when he scored after that blistering run from johnson. But massive relief and 3 desperate points. One must ask the question that the players seemed up for the fight under Reid, if so why not let him have a few more matches? I would rather that than jump in for cooper without at least interviewing wilder or alex Neil. Cooper might be just the man but thevother two have excellent credentials and might just he a little more uplifting.

2.) 19 Sep 2021 12:53:39
Agree Rutland 👍.

3.) 19 Sep 2021 15:15:19
I think some see the 3 at the back system as the the answer to all our problems, the real test with this way of playing is when we play teams with a bit of quality out wide, while it gives us a bit more going forward, it gives the opposition loads of space in behind our wing backs to exploit,



18 Sep 2021 15:26:21
Grabban scoring a header? WOW! Dreamland.




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21 Sep 2021 13:38:09
Based on win percentage, O'Neil is the best boss since Davies. Warburton is a close second.



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21 Sep 2021 10:48:28
A manager who is well known for being good at working with younger players? I'd say that was a good fit, yes.

What we have is an abundance of developing young players. We can't spend, spend, spend due to FFP. People complained incessantly before that we needed a plan and to use our youngster. We need to buy younger players and develop our squad. Now we are doing it.



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18 Sep 2021 11:23:02
His Swansea beat us 5-1 in the FA Cup last January. Get a grip, folks.



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17 Sep 2021 16:34:55
Marinakis is keeping the club alive. Be careful what you wish for.



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13 Sep 2021 14:02:56
I checked, he was in a red list country, therefore has to isolate in a government approved hotel for 10 days on return. DEFINITELY!




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20 Oct 2021 12:29:10
One result won't prove anything. The form table is the best indicator, and we are joint top. We are only 8 points away from second place now.



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16 Oct 2021 12:49:14
Would be a good signing. Will he want to play in our division now though, from next season? He is an elite international player now.

To those who thought we dodged a bullet selling him? Develop your young players and keep them longer. He'd be worth more than double what we got for him now.



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07 Oct 2021 12:30:41
Exactly doc, any sports psychologist will say the same. Athletes only perform well when they believe what they are doing will bring results.

From the point of view of psychology, the evidence from the end of last season and the start of this was that the way they were asked/ coached to play won't get results. Belief goes and so does performance.

No matter how much you want to win, if you don't believe that what you are doing is going to work, as sports science has proven, the game is up. You have to do something different. Hughton seemed to be unable to do that.



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07 Oct 2021 08:35:00
Fernandes is my tip for the big time. I hope that isn't anything to worry about, mate.



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07 Oct 2021 08:33:29
The dumb system didn't suit the players. Man management was also poor. Confidence drops and players look poorer. It is an ever decreasing circle.

Players, even if they want to leave, won't play badly on purpose. Why? They will destroy their own career, that is why. Even if you want to leave, you have to impress someone to get a contract.

It is the manager's job to get the best out of players by having good relationships and understanding what role makes them tick. That includes having a system that suits the players so that they can show what they are good at.

The older players would certainly play their socks off if I were boss. If they didn't perform, we have great youth players who can learn about first team football now.

Finally, if those players were not trying, then they should not have been in the team. Who picked the team? The players don't pick themselves, do they?