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19 Jun 2022 22:36:20
Rumour: Striker incoming.

Taiwo Awoniyi. 20 goals last season in Bundesliga, physical, clinical striker who can do the Davis role.

Apparently has been in Athens with his agent to discuss terms.

Does this mean Villa are taking the p1ss with the asking price for Davis? Similar player.


1.) 20 Jun 2022 07:34:23
I'm hoping we sign both ibthinkbwe would need 4 decent strikers in the prem.

2.) 20 Jun 2022 08:51:38
Ibthinkbwe sounds good.

Is he a Nigerian international too?

3.) 20 Jun 2022 09:31:51
Redmash/ Wonky. was thinking the same about ibthinkbwe. thought he was another from the middle east for a moment! Lol ?.

4.) 20 Jun 2022 11:08:30
We will sign two strikers. My guess is that one of them will be able to also play on the wing (s) and/ or as the creative midfielder.

Signing versatile players will make a huge difference.

1. GK? Even if we keep Samba, I think Horvath wants to start games to get in the USA World Cup squad.

2. CB. (probably need 2 if Cooper doesn't trust Panzo/ Soh)

3. RWB (Laryea as cover)

4. LWB (Colback as cover)

5. Midfielder

6. Winger/ AM/ Backup-Striker

7. Centre Forward (Davis/ Awoniyi/ similar - ideally both)

Above is minimum. Some players need to be able to cover other positions, or we will still struggle for cover. Ideally, we will sign AT LEAST 9 players.

Forest need to spend really well and spend a lot of money. If not, the boss must have had a change of heart on players like Drager, Silva etc. If we can't get who we want then the likes of Lolley and Grabban need to stay fit and surprise a few people.

5.) 20 Jun 2022 15:24:37
Is this awoniyi been playing in German prem league. Watched him on you tube. And some of the defending is poor. Takes his goals well. But is he prem standard.
Still hope we go for Davis as well.

6.) 20 Jun 2022 15:49:33
Henderson - GK
Neco Williams - RWB
Niakhate - CB
Toffollo? - LWB
Garner and Maitland Niles - CM
Gibbs-White + 1 more - CAM
Awoniyi + 1 more - ST

That’d be what I’d do. Zinck maybe as a back up option to MGW then another good solid forward. Don’t think we need Awoniyi and Davis, would prefer we got a player that’s got a bit of pace and trickery about them but different to what we already have.

7.) 20 Jun 2022 16:49:34
We don't have anyone like Davis or Awoniyi, so we do need a player like that. We were practically unbeatable playing with Davis.

8.) 20 Jun 2022 16:57:07
Yes but we don’t need both. One is enough, then surridge adds something different with his movement. If we had surridge, davis, Awoniyi and Grabban we have 4 out and out strikers + Brennan. We’d be better off with Davis being someone completely different to the others.



04 Jun 2022 02:57:03
Word is that Forest have agreed a deal with Joe Rothwell.

Good signing if it turns out to be true.




01 Jun 2022 18:32:57
Latest rumour is the one and only, Ben Brereton-Diaz is a Forest target.

Could be lazy journalism, an obvious link with Forest.

Different type of player to Davis and Surridge. Obviously loads better than Bale (not) .


1.) 01 Jun 2022 21:58:24
Lazy journalism. Just like the Lascelles link.
Will probably be Bamford and Antonio next.

2.) 04 Jun 2022 00:02:55
But is it?
Brazil loved him and got the best out of him.

3.) 04 Jun 2022 08:19:04
How did he get the best out of him . He never scored 20+ goals for us 🎈.

4.) 05 Jun 2022 09:21:18
He mainly played wide on the right for us I also remember grant holt playing wide on the right didn't suit either player both went on to score bags of goals playing through the middle.

5.) 05 Jun 2022 21:24:20
He got 7 million for him balloons
By playing him at a very young age.



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.





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22 Jun 2022 16:12:36
The 2022 summer window opened for Premier League clubs on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1. It opens on the continent on July 1, so several deals — including Aoniyi's switch — will be ratified by FIFA on that date. I think they are bringing in a CB from Europe as well.

Don't panic folks. Also, players can't do the on camera signature and shirt holding exercise until they get back from their holidays.


1.) 22 Jun 2022 21:08:57
The jigsaw is being put together, so really important pieces slotting in nicely . Have the faith, and give them time to blend and settle. All the club requires is the same support from last season any improvement would be most welcome from the fans.



12 Jun 2022 11:20:32
Saw a comment somewhere that Johnson can't function without Spence and Zinc. Not buying it.

Johnson seems to function well without Spence and Zinc when he plays for Wales. Perhaps we should sign a couple of Welsh players.


1.) 12 Jun 2022 11:41:39
Maybe re-sign his Dad?



01 Jun 2022 00:31:02
If we sign up Spence (£20M), Davis (£10M), Gibbs White (£20M), improve facilities (£10M), Key CB (£10M), new contracts for key players (£30M) that only leave us another £100M.

Fantasy football time. If we were going to chuck half of that (£50M) at a marquee signing. Who?


1.) 01 Jun 2022 06:38:58
I know this will sound disingenuous but still think we need a another keeper there is a few keeper's available . right that's my bit done hope I don't need to bring it up again .

2.) 01 Jun 2022 16:33:21
Gareth Bale.

3.) 01 Jun 2022 19:01:30
Flying solo, Yes I would love him to come to Nottingham Forest. The amount of bets I won when him to score, and Spurs to win! .



18 May 2022 01:51:18
Fook me, that was stressful. I think I only enjoyed the goal and the final penalty. I couldn't look at some of our penalties. I haven't been that stressed since the birth of my son!


Only gripe was Sheff Utd tactics. They clearly watched the Luton game back and decided to just try to rough up our players.




26 Apr 2022 11:28:10
Does anyone else think it is about time Dale Taylor was on the bench tonight?

We only have one senior number 9 in the squad.


1.) 26 Apr 2022 13:14:24
Yes the experience would be great for him but SC will probably have Silva on the bench.

2.) 26 Apr 2022 14:09:45
Well he's not playing for the U18's today (who are currently beating Liverpool 1-0 away) .

3.) 26 Apr 2022 15:13:43
Correction: Have beaten Liverpool 1-0 away 😁

Now third in the table!

4.) 26 Apr 2022 16:08:35
Down to one out and out striker in Surridge so why not put faith in the young lads? Good enough old enough comes to mind . Hope we get at least a draw tonight 🤞.




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23 Jun 2022 21:24:52
I didn't say your opinion isn't valid, nobody knows how a signing will pan out. What I said (thought it was clear) was I think Cooper and Klopp are probably more likely to be able to spot a good player than you.

And no, those players didn't cost £17M, and that is likely because - in the opinion of our recruitment team - the new guy is better value than Davis.

Finally, nobody really knows whether it's costing us £17.5M. That is the release clause value, and the papers are assuming we have paid that.




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23 Jun 2022 15:59:55
Issa Kabore is probably an upgrade on Spence.




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23 Jun 2022 13:08:08
£5M for a crock? If he was fit for 40 games, it's a good deal. But how likely is that?




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22 Jun 2022 13:09:44
People like you were pissed off when we signed Davis due to his poor goals to games ratio.

Wrote off Colback and Yates as not being championship level and subsequently destroyed Prem Leicester, Arsenal and then came close to knocking out Liverpool.

Simon34 or Cooper and Klopp? Who is likely to know a good player when they see one?




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20 Jun 2022 16:51:09
I think it would be a quality signing. Not sure if they will sign Davis as well, but could be wrong.





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22 Jun 2022 13:19:19
Oooh, a paper says Fulham are "preparing a bid. " Must be true. Obviously means no way can we sign the player!

Obviously, other teams will bid for players. That doesn't mean they won't come to Forest. If other teams don't bid, it means the player is probably sh1te!

Even if another team bids for a player, they are allowed to sign for us still. What you are going to find is that younger players will want to play under Cooper, giving us a better chance.




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18 Jun 2022 17:11:36
It is a good thing that we have a small squad, as we have money to spend. Sick of ending up with a squad of 40odd players nobody wants. Better to build on top of a few decent players than have to shift 20 just to add 5 or 6.




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10 Jun 2022 16:51:10
I think they are lining up Grabban for a coahing role in the future. While he is doing his badges, he is a useful squad player for backup and possible super-sub. I have noo problem with it.

Worrall is the captain though. Simple as that!




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10 Jun 2022 16:48:42
We beat two top half teams last season. GTop half of the table, Europe if we get on a decent run. Aim high - if you miss you don't miss too low.

With another good CB we could have one of the best defences in the division. Everything crossed.




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08 Jun 2022 17:05:26
Stokey, bang on the money (s'cuse da pun) mate. Agent trying to negotiate a better salary for their player. Do you think Lens can pay better wages that a Premiers league team? Doubtful IMO.