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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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10 Jan 2022 16:00:30
YESSSSSS! Great result. Great team. We are lucky to be Super Cooper's Tricky Trees.

My best mate is a Leicester fan living in Nottm. Dare I let him in the Trent end for that one?

1.) 10 Jan 2022 17:25:10
of course. that way you can wind him up even more when we beat them.

2.) 10 Jan 2022 19:08:00
Away fan in the trent end, never used to end well.

3.) 10 Jan 2022 23:44:02
Yeah, he needs to be incognito, if he does it. Wouldn't be the same with him in the away end when we thrash them.



30 Dec 2021 12:06:40
Since Cooper came to power, Brice Samba has conceded fewer goals than any other keeper in the top two divisions. Not bad.

1.) 30 Dec 2021 13:07:42
Well done Worrall and McKenna 🎈.

2.) 30 Dec 2021 14:18:12
Love it balloons🙈😂😂

3.) 30 Dec 2021 14:23:26
Lol Balloons - you’re being very harsh but haha that’s pretty sharp!

4.) 30 Dec 2021 14:55:25
Balloons has got his chef knives out, sharper than ever. 👍.

5.) 30 Dec 2021 18:40:48
Been practicing on the turkey 👍.



07 Dec 2021 22:18:18
Jayden Richardson to Notts on loan. That is a clue that we are about to sort out the full back situation in my opinion.

1.) 08 Dec 2021 11:59:40
Brian Rice new manager of Falkirk.

2.) 08 Dec 2021 12:32:54
Drager injured. Richardson off on Loan. Spence to be recalled. Hmmm.



13 Nov 2021 10:42:43
Congratulations to Dale Taylor. Full international now.

Is he a more likely to make the first team than Swan?

1.) 13 Nov 2021 11:15:19
Who is Swann? Surely Taylor is better than Taylor 😯.

2.) 13 Nov 2021 18:58:58
I know I've gone on about this before, though The Big Match Revisited has still got me hooked!
Steve McMahon who was at Everton at the time, absolutely cleans, think it was Sammy McIlroy. ya know what?
Just a booking and Sammy gets up, pats him. on the back like "Nothing to see here"
Absolutely brilliant.
Premier Posers more like!

3.) 13 Nov 2021 19:00:55
Actually think it was Everton v Arsenal. though I am on the wine 🤭🤭🤭.

4.) 13 Nov 2021 19:31:32
Enjoy mate.



09 Nov 2021 22:32:04
Something that I haven't seen mentioned on here regarding Spence possibly being recalled is this. People keep saying let's try to buy him, sell a player to fund it or whatever. There is another problem though.

If Boro need to sell to fund buys for their new boss, then there will be a bidding war if they think they are OK without Spence. For all we know, a Prem team could come in for him. The lad has potential.

1.) 10 Nov 2021 08:41:15
If he had a better end product, he'd already be in the prem surely.




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22 Dec 2021 23:23:20
If more than one club want him, then we can still get a high fee this summer. That is a myth.



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22 Dec 2021 13:04:56
Promotion is worth a lot more than £20M. He would also fetch probably more if we go up.



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07 Dec 2021 18:05:15
30 goals in League 2 last season. That is all I know.



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09 Nov 2021 22:25:03
He won't leave 2tone. I think his heart is in the project. Forest would also ask for ludicrous compensation, which is probably written into his contract.

You can never be sure, but that's my take on it.



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09 Nov 2021 09:57:18
He has a contract at Forest. He can't go anywhere without our permission.




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10 Jan 2022 23:44:02
Yeah, he needs to be incognito, if he does it. Wouldn't be the same with him in the away end when we thrash them.



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04 Jan 2022 15:54:57
1. On loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.
2. A false number 9 isn't a false number 9. It is playing with an extra attacking midfielder and no number 9.



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25 Dec 2021 11:41:09
Leonard was the greatest boxer of all time IMO. Totally agree Rutland and Bowie. Have a good en this Xmas kiddos.



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18 Dec 2021 10:45:46
My Chopper got "borrowed" by a so-called mate, and he rode it into the canal. Loved that bike as well. I should have asked for a new one this year. Sob, sob.

Hope everyone is well and families are safe this year. We all need next year to be an upgrade. Hopefully we will be in the Prem!




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17 Dec 2021 21:08:27
Have a virtual mince pie, Bowie. My Mrs has eaten all the real ones, I can only find the empty box in the bin.