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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

10 May 2021 21:58:08
Can no one in the FA see the stupidity of the current arrangements between the bottom of the premier league and the Championship. It is an utter disgrace that teams are allowed to yo yo between leagues whilst teams like Brentford have to fight in the playoffs. What's the betting that WBA and Fulham will be promoted next season!
Ed The parachute payments they got season before last surely they don't get again .

{Ed002's Note - They do indeed get them paid again and I agree the system is unfair and the money should be spread out differently but the argument is based on the disparity of income between the two divisions could adversely impact the relegated side - there have been a few examples of clubs falling away in the past.}

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11 May 2021 09:51:36
I think clubs fall way because the chairman takes out after the visit to the prem.

11 May 2021 14:34:06
The parachute payments are too big and last for too long.

The way forward is to lower the size of the payouts and only one second year at a lower rate to give teams time to reduce their wage bill etc. The clubs will still have an advantage from being able to buy lotts of decent players when in the Prem but will have to release some.

Problem solved. Except it is the Prem clubs who vote on the rules, so they won't change.

11 May 2021 18:53:48
Surely relegation is there as a punishment for not being good enough, as for a club being adversely affected, clubs need to do what we the general public have to do to when we have financial difficulties, cut their cloth accordingly.

12 May 2021 11:15:40
If clubs didn't spunk tens of millions after promotion in a desperate attempt to stay in the promised land then they wouldn't need parachute payments. All parachute payments do right now is allow clubs to be more reckless when they go up. They need to be stopped or heavily reduced, especially since the introduction of FFP.

As said above, I can see WBA and Fulham being clear favourites to go straight back up.

12 May 2021 17:44:44
I think what's wrong as well is that the parachute payment doesn't count towards ffp. Basically a double bonus.

12 May 2021 18:40:38
It would be better if the parachute payments were put in a pot that was shared out between all of the Championship and the relegated Premier league clubs based on their relative league position with the clubs relegated from championship missing out.

The concentration of cash in the yo - yo clubs is getting worse and as everyone is saying the three favourite next season to go up will be WBA, Fulham and Shef United. And the rest of the clubs cannot compete financial because of FFP.

I am afraid if they don't fix this then the championship will become predictable just like the premier league.

But I don't expect this will change.

13 May 2021 06:50:53
The EPL should mandate relegation clauses in player contracts reducing/ capping salaries. Some would demand relegation release clauses but that's fair enough. Promoted teams would find it slightly harder to compete in the prem, but they could redistribute parachute payments and make the EFL more competitive.

18 May 2021 16:58:12
Good post mctavish.

08 May 2021 09:39:02
From what i can gather vrentros is considering his position trentside. A chap from the bundesliga is in the frame to replace. Surely this would be welcomed by most on here. Hughton has made it clear that attacking issues are a top priority. He has looked at this squad and i bet even the ones on loan like mcguanne and realised they will not make the step up. Given hughtons past record you have to trust that he will make positive strides and in the not too distant past his teams have scored plenty of goals.
Our strikers and so called attacking mids are just not good enough, particularly Grabban. He came here injured and has never shaken off these issues. Yeah he scored 20 last term but none when it mattered, some say he could and should have scored thirty, well he didn't and there lies the problem. Worst pen taker and even one he scored this season only went in because he he fell over and fooled the keeper. Hughton has shown faith in his inherited skipper but think Grabban will be gone and younger blood brought in. You could never say grabban did not try to score but he wasted so many chances and when the option to play in a team mate arose he greedily tried the impossible.
I know many on here want rid of hughton calling his football archaic and dinasaur quality. I get that. But given the general rubbish and crocks he inherited then it would be foolish to change now. One full season to rinse out the deadwood and titivate the team with better attacking quality is the best option. Even if we finished outside the play off places next year rest assured the squad will be trimmer, better and we will have a better platform to replace hughton with the younger dynamique manager we crave. I doubt the football will be as bad as this year as it will be freshened up but its crucial we do not twist as we have a man of nowse as our coach.

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08 May 2021 10:29:47
Team Cohesion, and Team Progression each season is all i ask, anything better is a bonus.

08 May 2021 21:11:19
Rutland hughton will be gone before next season ends.
Hes working for marinakis and if he can't get us promotion next season, or he's struggling with results?, which he will.
Then they will sack hi.
Id get rid right now as he only has six months left on his contract
Its interesting they haven't offered him a contract extension thank god.

09 May 2021 15:56:54
Good post.

07 May 2021 17:04:57
Forest have been keeping an eye on Oxford's Josh Ruffels, a twenty seven year old left back who has scored six ans has six assists to his name. Nottingham is synonymous with Lace and his surname is similar to a word that if i'm right has something to do with a piece of Lace. He should settle well then. 😁.

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07 May 2021 17:43:30
We need a Raffles, someone that can crack open defences. 🤣.

03 May 2021 22:23:49
Let's us try and sensibly predict our team for the next season . I make no apologies for the below
Samba, Christie, Soh, McKenna, Bong
( my opinion Worrall 15m, will be sold to A/ V to join Matty ) ( Ribeiro will also leave )
Colback Yates Sow Cafu, Ameobi
I think also Johnson will be sold for 10m These are hard times for this club . The other young players out on loan will either sit on the bench or have further time on loan.

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04 May 2021 08:34:26
Relegation then.

04 May 2021 19:58:18
Gabriel, Worrall, McKenna, New LB
Artur, Yates
Mighten, Carvalho/ New No.10/ Grabban, Johnson

I predick Artur to have a good second season after being put on a decent fitness program close season and coming back ready to play (optomism/ hope more than predict haha)

04 May 2021 20:35:59
Red C, I'm hoping the same for Lolley. A good rest and hopefully he can come back a bit like his old self. No close season last year knackered him up, a major loss.

04 May 2021 23:43:51
Yes MV, we have basically been playing without our best player. It is easy to forget Lolley was previously our best attacking player by a country mile.

I just don't have a clue whether he is medically able to be the same player again. Fingers crossed.

I heard Nick Powell is out of contract shortly. I'd offer him a contract in a heartbeat. He has started 39 games this season with 12 goals and 3 assists! No transfer fee required. New number 1 problem solved!

05 May 2021 09:52:47
Good shout that, a goalscoring midfield player? Forest could definitely do with one if them.

05 May 2021 18:02:44
Interesting points particularly about Arter. Christie has grown really well and would like him perm. Worrall mckenna should be a great pairing if mckenna can stay fit. Samba not good enough sorry, too much of a prat. Lolley has issues that i doubt he can overcome. Grabban? Just can't see us starting a new season with his type, offers zero in the air and goes too wide and too deep. We have all seen enough of poor personal performances, and very little collective cohesion. If Hughton stays, which is not nailed on yet, i year contract, then the playing staff has not got the nucleous to take the club forward. Their has to be changes. Not what we want but what we need. This team has been hard to watch and for me that's not down to hughton.

06 May 2021 22:34:23
Its very much down to hughton rutlandhe picks and sets up the team to play a certain way.
Thats to play not to lose, anything else is a bonus.
Counting the days till he's gone.
Dreadful manager.

30 Apr 2021 14:00:10
The Athletic says we want Jack Clarke of Spurs, he only played 14 games for Stoke on loan due to injury, just what Forest do not need.

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30 Apr 2021 22:47:54
god knows who is going to stay or go after such a dire season we have had, i thought we would at least been in top 10 this season, i thought we had enough good players with knockhart and murray to have a crack at playoffs but obviously not at least we got higher up the league than the sheep on a poor attempt watching some of the games wre very frustrating not getting the ball forward enough or missing golden oppertunities, is hughton the one hopefully he is as the ball is certainly going to be in his court next season for us too get in the playoffs.

01 May 2021 12:15:30
Every player has injuries and good and bad form if your expecting consistency and 40 games a season every season then your looking at champions league standard players not championship standard players.

01 May 2021 18:46:54
So you would pay a player that only played 14 games, that is unreal.

28 Apr 2021 11:36:39
Just been reading we are in a race to sign Jamie Paterson ona freebie . like I posted yesterday if these players were still upto it the teams they are with would surely give them a new contract, what do you Guys think,

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28 Apr 2021 12:00:10
Patterson would not want to play in such a defensive team as Hughton has got us, as you say if his club were happy with him he would be given a new contract.

28 Apr 2021 13:36:23
Not at all he may not want to sign an new deal at Bristol City?
The club may not think he's worth the wages he I asking for
Not every free agent is dead and buried.
Maybe as its because he's nearly 30 god forbid which as some people think is ancient and over the hill for a professional footballer.

28 Apr 2021 14:26:06
If his club thought Patterson was an integral part of the team because of his performances they would come to some sort of compromise unless his agent had already had another club, or clubs come in with hard offers of which he was asking of his club and he wanted to move.

28 Apr 2021 17:17:31
Patterson has only played twenty times for Bristol City this term, so no thank you.

29 Apr 2021 10:02:03
Definately no to me on Patterson and Britt. Get rid of Ameobi, Colback, Bachirou, Arter, Freeman, Grabban, Bong, Jenkinson, Murray, Dawson (coaching role), Sow possibly after medical review, Samba (too inconsistent) . Core of the team Worrall, Christie, McKenna, Mighten, Ribeiro, Blackett, Figgy, Taylor ) who will come good, Lolley if fitness proved, Yates, Garner back if possible, Johnson recalled, Cavalho get rid, Kronovic sign up, Knockeart get rid. That leaves a tight squad supplemented by hungry young prospects from the lower leagues. A lot of dead wood to go but emphasis on quality not quantity. Most of all reform the scouting recruitment side of things and actually see what the manager wants! 😡😡.

30 Apr 2021 16:01:39
How many of us would have had David McGoldrick back. At 30 Ipswich packed him off and yet he's turned out to be one of Sheffield Uniteds players over the last 3 years scoring at a ratio of 1 in 4 including 2 seasons in Premier League. It's not always the age that's an issue it's knowing the player and getting the talent that's there out if him. That's what Peter Taylor used to do so well and something we need badly at this club.

30 Apr 2021 16:59:38
Syred it is all about managers being too stubborn to play to players strengths because in their eyes only their way works so they ship players out.

03 May 2021 16:37:04
Mother of God as everybody gone mad. Paterson, Mcgoaldrought, Assombawonga, move on for Christ sake no wonder we've spent 22 years in the wilderness. 🎈.

03 May 2021 21:55:33
We have spent 22 years in the wilderness because fans have opinions about players. What have you been drinking.

22 years in the wilderness because of bad decisions by owners and board. Bad management and we sacked the best ones (O'Driscoll, O'Neil) . Don't blame fans for the tripe we get served up.

26 Apr 2021 16:05:16
We are readying a bid for Gillingham's Kyle Dempsy, a 25 year old midfielder. £750,000 is what they are looking for.

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26 Apr 2021 16:19:27
If that is true Johnson will be sold as both are left wingers, Johnson has scored more and got more assists in the same league. 😡.

27 Apr 2021 17:45:44
Who says we are readying a bid for Dempsey?

27 Apr 2021 18:38:29
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