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Team: Nottingham Forest

Where from: Nottingham

Favourite player: Joe Baker

Best team moment: So many but Ian Storey_Moore s winner v Everton 6th round FA cup 1967 3 2 . I was in the Trent End just behind the Everton goal

Interests: Football,Cricket, Rugby union and league, reading mainly English literature, history archaeology plus travel

Timezone: (GMT) London

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01 Mar 2019 08:56:31
Just a couple of bits of gossip fellow Reds! My daughter is Leicester City Academy physio and was at the under 23 game yesterday. Firstly, high praise for the conduct of MON, Keeno and Chris Cohen, gentlemen all, very friendly and aporoachable, especially when s he told them we were passionate Forest fans. A Leicester lad got a bad knock and they expressed their concern as to his welfare and clearly took a great interest in the lads despite the atrocious weather, so well done. Secondly, word is Leicesters dreadful helicopter disaster did us a favour because they were definitely going to sack Puell and get MON back then but decided it wouldn't look good! Lastly, chatting to the Forest Academy lads afterwards about Karanka they said towards the end of his tenure he hardly went to training at all and when he did he gave no input and just stood on his own on the touchline. Very odd!


1.) 01 Mar 2019 14:36:19
Good info Stokey.

2.) 01 Mar 2019 18:56:03
Nice one stokeyπŸ‘

3.) 01 Mar 2019 21:28:56
Welcome back stokey,I know you didn't like karanka going,but it was his choice and the owners can't be blamed for it and now they are going to build us a fine new stand,it's all good.
It's quite funny really because if karanka left because of the DOF appointment then marinakis has been proved right in bringing him in with the best centre backs we've signed for many years.

4.) 02 Mar 2019 11:33:05
It certainly seems like fate has intervened to bring the whole Forest family together and make us stronger. Delighted to see and hear the fans at home are raising the roof for the run in as its now about small margins and we all need to stick together and get behind the lads!

5.) 02 Mar 2019 11:42:20
Agreed red hope we have turned the corner possible playoffs the ground being upgraded happy days spare five seconds to the sadpies looks like they are going out of business!no sympathy from me for hardy



12 Jan 2019 22:05:06
Well that's the players response to Karanka leaving! Glad you saw that Marinakis great job! So the New manager will inherit a right crock (and no available central defenders! ) Forget playoffs! Great job well done!




01 Jan 2019 23:11:34
Just a few points from Leeds game.

One. The team want to play for Karanka

Two. It would be extremely foolish and counter productive to sack him at this crucial stage of the season.

Three. Leeds are a superb side under a brilliant coach. Even with 10 men they attacked and looked sharper than us in all departments. But its extremely difficult to play at that tempo for 90 minutes and we cashed in at the end as they tired. I hate to say it but I fancy Leeds to go up automatically.

Four. Karanka managed a difficult situation superbly with a disrupted back four, no Grabban and with Likely a passenger. Bringing in Benny was a masterstroke, the last thing a tiring team want is him buzzing around.

Lastly, the foul leading to the straight Red was bad but only as bad as the one on Pants by the Millwall lad which led to a yellow only. By the way can somebody find a way to dissolve the superglue which sticks Pants to his line?

Coyr! Let's get behind Karanka and the boys.


1.) 02 Jan 2019 00:32:51
karankas got that, its called your out the team mate.

2.) 02 Jan 2019 15:01:36
After the great reception ak got i think the club chairman should say weather there is any truth that the manager is going or staying after all i think the supporters need to know what happend to keeping ing touch with fans that was promised?



11 Aug 2018 23:20:14
Don't worry fellow trickies we were playing a team that were well organized had had 8 days rest as opposed to our 3 days after high intensity games v Wba and Bristol City. I thought Geddy, Grabba, Carvalho and Dias particularly were running on empty but luckily Colback, Fox (immaculate today), Figgy Darikwa, and the subs Soundani and Cash stepped up to the plate to cover for their tired colleagues. I'm a fan of Benny Osbourne but he's not a left back (too small and lacks pace) and he will cost us goals over the season. So give the boys a rest and team for Bury should be Smith, Byrom, Watson, Dawson, Bridcutt, Brereton, Worrall, Heffer, supplemented by a few academy lads like Yates, Gomis etc. Great result today against a fresh team.


1.) 12 Aug 2018 09:51:27
Agreed Stokey,completely different 11 for Bury.Give the new boys a run out.Maybe try 3 at the back.Give Brereton and Soudani 90 mins as well.



11 Feb 2018 13:56:37
Well fellow trickies, these are dark days indeed! I got caught in the queue on the A50 yesterday and missed the first 20 minutes and by the end of the game I wished I'd missed the next 70 as well! I think it was Einstein who said it's the height of scientific folly / madness to keep doing the same things and expect a different outcome.

The bulk of the team (and I'm not talking about Tomlin here) were the same as the crew who took part in the Preston, Sheffield Wednesday, Hull in the cup disasters! So for me it's; drop Mancienne, Fox, Dowell for starters and bring in the newbies, fit or not, like Watson and the new centre back and left back plus a bit of zip down the wings with Lolley and the Ex fulham winger.

Osbourne is wasted on the wing with his lack of pace. Only Cashy and Colback deserve to keep their place on yesterday's performance, Tomlin looked good but clearly not fit, Vellious isolated and don't even get me started on conceding a headed goal inside the six yard box from a corner with a 6 ft 8 goalie! I think we'll stay up but it's time for some drastic surgery!


1.) 11 Feb 2018 14:24:07
Think you are spot on with your analysis of yesterday's woeful effort, the only addition I would include would be two up front. Having said that to be fair to Vellios, we gave him no service and twice zero is still zero!

2.) 11 Feb 2018 15:34:37
is there a clause in Dowell's contract that he has to play?
He was woeful yesterday but played the whole game
AK says changes will be made so Saturday at 2 o'clock will be interesting when the team is announced

3.) 11 Feb 2018 16:05:51
Dowell has been the worst player in the team for the last 8 games or so. If there is a clause that states he has to play every game then send him back to Everton

4.) 11 Feb 2018 16:42:01
got to agree Pc76, they raved about him when he bagged 3 against Hull at tgeolir place but done very little since
New players in so let him go and save a few quid

5.) 11 Feb 2018 17:54:27
Stoked, agree but Osborn is dire ste the minute

6.) 12 Feb 2018 08:50:49
The best game Osborn played for Forest was off the striker why not try again.




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11 Mar 2020 15:32:40
This is an absolutely true story. I was chatting to a postman yesterday and I noticed he was wearing a wooly Aston Villa. I offered him my commiserations on his team's crushing defeat to Leicester the previous evening upon which he gloomy said he was designed to relegation. To cheer him up I said that surely there were 3 worst team's than Villa in the Premiership but he then proceeded to list their next 6 or 7 fixtures all of which were very very tough. Not wanting to finish the conversation on this pessimistic note (and clutching at straws admittedly) I said the season might be abandoned because of Corona virus. With no word of a lie his face brightened up and he said he hadn't thought of that! As he went cheerfully on his way I thought that is the true nature of passion for a football team that he would countenance the deaths of thousands so that his club could have an extra season in the Premiership. Didn't know whether to laugh or cry but part of me understood!


1.) 11 Mar 2020 16:41:29
Football passion is a strong undividing loyalty to each and every fan. Like you say do you laugh or cry it would be interesting to know how many fans would feel the same as your postman if their team was in Villas position. On another note just read all games to go ahead as scheduled as per Government protocol interesting to see if it will be behind closed doors.

2.) 11 Mar 2020 17:18:23
A quote by the late Bill Shankly springs to mind.

3.) 11 Mar 2020 17:40:55
Red sgetty as I said further down the board the most ridiculous quote in sports history,

4.) 11 Mar 2020 18:00:02
Never understimate the value and meaning of football to many millions of blokes in this country.

As I recall during the First World War at one point both sides downed tools and had a footie game in no man's land. The Generals had a tough time getting the men back to slaughtering each other again.

5.) 11 Mar 2020 18:09:12
"Even if there was a hand, it was the hand of God" - Maradona. A little bit ridiculous you must admit.

6.) 11 Mar 2020 19:02:11
Shanklys quote was ludicrous,

7.) 11 Mar 2020 19:11:53
Not quite as ridiculous as football being more important than life and death,

{Ed001's Note - it was a joke. He said many times how he regretted saying it as people took it seriously. Not his fault people are morons and can't understand a joke.}

8.) 11 Mar 2020 19:29:31
Sorry ed really don't appreciate being called a moron, his quote has been re hashed many times as an example of his single mindedness and passion for the game, if it was a joke he should have clarified it at the time,

{Ed001's Note - then I am sorry you lack the required intelligence to understand it was a joke and the fact that a few idiots in the media keep repeating it for that purpose just shows what idiots they are.

Why should he clarify it for morons? When he told Adidas his foot size was 28 when they were making him a golden boot, did he need to explain that was a joke? Or many other quotes he made which were tongue-in-cheek, did he need to explain them all for the hard of thinking? It is a sad world that people only want to believe what suits their purposes.}

9.) 11 Mar 2020 20:27:18
The genius that was Brian Clough was misinterpreted many times when putting out his wittisisms. When people seek clarification it says a lot about their general outlook on life. Humour is necessary but offence is destructive.

10.) 11 Mar 2020 21:09:48
You need to know your audience with your humour if you do not want to cause offence.

11.) 11 Mar 2020 22:45:22
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘cambridge, its fine margins as one of ex managers said.
Edd you are correct by the way and many famous people have said things tongue in cheek, but that was all it was, not a true reflection of their thoughts in general.
Theres a tweet going around about les Dennis and he's actually joined in as he's sees the funny side of it all, might even get him back to fame, dancincing on ice?
Think when you have a new virus out there that is affecting the whole world and spreads very easily you have to take it seriously.

12.) 12 Mar 2020 00:26:00
Quality thread, I did try to wind up a couple of Liverpool mates saying that this season will be scrapped due to Corona and will start a fresh again next season.

I'll go easy on them tomorrow as Adrian had a shocker late on, fair play Athletico as I thought Liverpool had won it.

13.) 12 Mar 2020 07:28:01
Shankly β€˜s comment was a joke, I’m no Liverpool fan but Shankly was a truly great man and manager who loved football and particularly ordinary supporters, unlike some managers. The story of him telling his players to move so that the team bus could pick up a couple of fans hitch hiking because they were the most important people in the club tells you all you need to know.



11 Mar 2020 15:18:04
There s a rumour that John Travolta had contracted Corona virus because his chills were multiplying but it turned out that it was just Saturday Night Fever and he is definitely Staying Alive! (Sorry Ed)


1.) 11 Mar 2020 15:56:18
Oh dear stokey the hand wringing mob won’t like that! Lol.

2.) 11 Mar 2020 16:42:07
Nice one Stokey πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜….

3.) 11 Mar 2020 17:20:06
A spot of plagiarism Stokey?

4.) 12 Mar 2020 13:39:17
I thought that was the nature of jokes RedSgetty, you know, hear it, laugh (hopefully) and share😁! As the Irish say, laugh now because you're a long time dead! All the best mate!

5.) 12 Mar 2020 13:43:34
I'm minded of Oscar Wildes reply when one of friends heard him reduce his audience to tears of laughter with one his Williams and he said "I wish I'd said that Oscar" and the great man said "But you will, dear boy, you will" 😁.

6.) 12 Mar 2020 16:22:25
Agreed Stokey. As a friend told me many years ago, "there's nothing new under the sun! ".



12 Feb 2020 16:06:59
Lamouchies team selection was wrong on so many levels. What a gift for Boater. First of all the elation of having to face half a side, then the team talk running on the lines of "look lads, they've shown us complete disrespect, they think they can beat us with a weakened team so let's get stuck in. Oh and by the way their full backs haven't had a game for months so let s attack them down the wings at pace" . Straight away they have a motivational and tactical advantage and they made it count.


1.) 12 Feb 2020 17:02:37
Are you Montania in disguise!



09 Feb 2020 12:00:13
Can't add much to the superlative remarks already made except to observe that Ameobi has stepped up a gear attacking and defending since we signed Diakby. Sow is like a wrecking ball all over the pitch, very pleased for young Walker, he's one of our own. Also Bielsa is a great manager whom I admire very much but Lamouchie out thought him with with slot on tactics. Grabban could have saved us all some stress with his miss especially when he d done the hard part in leaving their Goalkeeperand last defender on their areas but he ran his legs off. Remember in the last ten minutes when when he ran 40 yards then fought off a defender to keep possession? It was like he was running through mud but he got there and did his job for the team! Excellent! Now let's not bigger it up v Charlton.




24 Dec 2019 18:42:53
Here's my groanworthy Christmas cracker joke. The other day I went into Tescos and saw a baguette in a cage. I approached the Store Manager and asked him why and he said "It's obviously bre (a) d in captivity". Sorry about that! Happy Christmas to all our brilliant and judicious Editors and all my fellow passionate and dedicated fellow Reds. Have a safe and successful New Year one and all!


{Ed001's Note - that was so bad all the other eds refused to edit it! Merry Christmas mate.}

1.) 24 Dec 2019 20:09:03
As Bart Simpson says. Doh!

2.) 24 Dec 2019 20:47:04
Love them type of jokes!

3.) 24 Dec 2019 21:14:01
Rogie. Expert at taking the rise.

4.) 24 Dec 2019 21:57:55
Here's some more Chrimbo Jiggery Porkery. I went to the Doctors the other day. told him I was feeling like a Jellly Baby. he chewed the face of me!




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09 Feb 2020 11:07:01
I can reveal from an impeccable source that Chris Cohen and Reidy gave McGuane and a couple of other lads as yet unidentified a thorough work out at the Academy yesterday morning. His signing will probably be announced tomorrow. Unless of course it was a fitness test and they failed it!




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02 Jan 2019 16:14:08
Brilliant LC!




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27 Dec 2018 14:23:56
Calm down fellow Reds and stay with Karanka! If Dias had put his boot through it with the last kick of the game we d be in 7th place a point adrift!Admittedly Dias was a strange choice as sub but it must have AK tearing his hair out!The Real Madrid team he was at the heart of would have kept the ball for most of the remaining minutes so the opposition wouldn't have had a sniff!




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30 Nov 2018 20:35:04
Remember Paul "Smudger" Smith! He s 6 ft 4 and I never saw him come for a cross. Reminds me of Pants. Needs replacing. Peter Schmeical was similar build but God help you if you were in his way when he claimed a cross.




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30 May 2018 23:36:06
Incidentally those of us who want to cash in on our academy products should remember that Dawson,Reid,Jenas,Lascelles etc have had their best years at other clubs and we have not reaped the long term benefits of our nurturing. Short term profits can lead to long term decline!





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12 Mar 2020 13:43:34
I'm minded of Oscar Wildes reply when one of friends heard him reduce his audience to tears of laughter with one his Williams and he said "I wish I'd said that Oscar" and the great man said "But you will, dear boy, you will" 😁.




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12 Mar 2020 13:39:17
I thought that was the nature of jokes RedSgetty, you know, hear it, laugh (hopefully) and share😁! As the Irish say, laugh now because you're a long time dead! All the best mate!




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11 Nov 2019 19:14:16
Spell check confusing our illustrious manager with a teenage witch! Sorry!




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18 Sep 2019 10:15:31
I had a chat with him outside the Trent End one match day last season. As you say Gazzibaldi an absolute gentleman. I couldn't equate this extremely nice bloke with the ruthless bad boy assassin of his legendary playing days. Clearly still nobodys fool and a very shrewd football man. I love the story Cloghie told of Burnseys signing on day when the first task was to discreetly "sort out" with my former Police colleagues the dodgy uninsured knock off car he turned up in! As I say a legend!




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18 Sep 2019 09:36:38
Good post Bsered I would tinker a little bit by replacing Benaloon by Milosevic in the squad and A. N. Other (probably Pants) replacing the useless Muric. I'd also have Yacoub in there for when Watson's legs finally go and Samba Sow s gets enough yellows and reds to get suspended. Otherwise the squad is spot on with good strength in depth. COYR!