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    2019/2020 Season tickets

    I know we're only three points off the playoffs and I know the season tickets are good value for money but all my pre-season optimism was drained from me when we repeated the mistakes of the past yet again and parted ways with Karanka in January. The thought of coughing up £445 just to be led down the garden path again doesn't remotely appeal. When we finally manage to keep a manager longer than six months and give him a chance to embed his style of play into the club I might start feeling season ticket fever again.
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    The politics thread

    Parliament has voted against May's deal. It has has voted against no deal. It has also voted against a second referendum. That must pave the way for progressive talks on alternative options such as leaving the EU but staying in the Single Market, Norway model, Canada +++ etc etc..........oh wait, no, they've just voted to to gag themselves from debating any of that either! Gentlemen.......Parliament has voted resoundingly to tell us what it doesn't want but has also voted to prevent itself from telling us what it does want. This Parliament has shown itself up to be dysfunctional. Genuinely think the only viable solutions are either Parliament doing the honourable thing in dissolving itself and holding a new general election to elect a Parliament that might be capable of solving this mess or simply admitting there is such a lack of consensus that we revoke Article 50, send Barnier a crate of wine and a note to say sorry for wasting his time and forget any of this sorry mess ever happened.
  3. The season may not yet be a minute old but already I find myself looking forward to 2018/19 with optimism. With Marinakis’ investment and Karanka given the summer to assemble the team he really wants, it will be fascinating to see what kind of a squad we’ll end up with. Will Karanka assemble the squad that will finally return us to the promised land of the Premier League? It isn’t just on the pitch where we may see change. With ownership and managerial connections to Greece and the Basque Autonomous Community, one wonders where our pre-season trips may take us this summer? Goodbye Ilkeston and Mansfield, hello Piraeus (Olympiakos) and Vitoria-Gasteiz (Alaves)? Speculation, perhaps, but all of a sudden it feels as if our horizons may have been expanded. Passports at the ready? One change which we know is coming, is the arrival of new kit courtesy of Macron. If they do as good a job for us as they have with certain other European clubs, I for one will very much look forward to pulling on the Garibaldi. There really is so much to look forward to next season and I can’t wait to follow all the action both at the matches and here with you fine people on Forestfans.net!
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    Birmingham v Forest

    2-0 your final score. Now what happens?
  5. No, mate. We consistently change our manager. Not inconsistent at all.
  6. When I saw us play under Karanka the players looked perfectly capable. There may have been arguments over the attractiveness and effectiveness of the style of play, but the players looked perfectly capable for this level of the game. I sincerely hope you're not suggesting we flog what we have for pocket change and go out and spend another £23M in the summer?
  7. Any insight as to what MON's style of play is like?
  8. Cheers, Charlie, they should have you on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday!
  9. Is anything worthwhile happening?
  10. Struck me more as 4-1-3-2 as well. Well, the people who wanted to drop the second defensive midfielder finally have their wish. Let's see if it turns out how they imagined.
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    News chit chat

    Agree with you to the extent that Corbyn is playing politics by using the lack of agreement over the Brexit deal to push for a general election and agree that it's pretty nauseating. However, I disagree that he has any duty to support the government, quite the opposite. He's the leader of the opposition and as such has a duty to the nation to provide a counter view to what Mrs May is proposing. Given that May's position is a Brexit of some kind, if Corbyn were offering strong opposition he'd be screaming from the rooftops for a second referendum, regardless of his own views and regardless of the way some Northern Labour constituencies may have voted in the referendum. What we have at the moment is May saying "I'm going to lead the country out of the European Union!" and Corbyn retorting "I would also lead the country out of the European Union...........but I would do it every so slightly differently......". It makes for neither a strong opposition nor a particularly compelling debate. Even if we were to have a general election tomorrow, it seems we wouldn't have much of a choice.
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    Who do we want?

    Sounds like you want Mike Bassett.
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    Karanka has gone

    Anyone else getting the feeling we've been here before.....?
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    Who do we want?

    I'd like to see us appoint somebody who's worked under Marinakis before. And I've got just the candidate. A man who won two titles for Marinakis over at Olympiakos in 2013 and 2014. A man who as a player scored 96 goals in 403 games for none less than Real Madrid in La Liga. A man who scored 21 goals in 65 internationals for Spain, including a ha-trick against South Korea at Italia 90. I am, of course, talking about José Miguel González Martín del Campo aka Michel. Pairno afton se, Evangelos! (Translation (according to Google): Get him in, Evangelos!
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    News chit chat

    About your level. Coming from a boil on the arse of humanity such as yourself, I take that as a compliment.
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    News chit chat

    So you don't think people should be safe to speak their mind outside of parliament? Can you please explain to me why somebody should need protection on the street for voicing an opinion different to that espoused by Brexiteers?
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    News chit chat

    We didn't know what was on offer at the time as negotiations hadn't started. We now have a concrete offer. Personally I don't think it's as bad as some are making out. Personally I think both remain and leave supporters are going out of their way to make the deal seem worse than it really is for the own political agendas. But surely the most democratic thing to do is let the people decide?
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    News chit chat

    Don't be a prat. The vote has been honoured in so far as Article 50 has been triggered, we've had two years of negotiations with the EU and we're now less than three months from leaving the EU. All at great public expense and expense to the wider economy, I might add. However, two years on we know things about Brexit, about what it will look like and the implications it will have on the economy and people's lives that make putting the question back to the people in a second referendum perfectly sensible and perfectly democratic. Democracy is about people giving informed consent for politicians to run the country as certain way. Whether you were a leave or remain person, you were not in a position to give informed consent in the first referendum. You are now. That's why I advocate a second referendum.
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    Forest 2018/19 thread

    Sorry, who? [Looks up Wikipedia page]: "On January 31, 2017, Ariyibi signed for Championship club and former European Champions Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.[46] Despite impressing for the club's under-23s, Ariyibi failed to make a single appearance for the club's first-team before the end of the season under Gary Brazil, who had signed him as caretaker-manager, or Mark Warburton, Brazil's permanent successor.[47] On July 17, 2017, Ariyibi signed on a season long loan to Milton Keynes Dons,[48] and scored his first goal for the club on August 8, 2017 in a 0–1 EFL Cup first round away win over Forest Green Rovers.[49] After making 28 appearances for Milton Keynes Dons, his loan was terminated in January 2018.[50] Shortly after, Aribiyi joined Northampton Town on loan for the remainder of the season.[51] on April 8, 2018, Aribiyi's loan was cut short due to injury.[52] On January 7, 2019, Ariyibi signed on loan with Motherwell for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.[53]"
  20. Motson: "Chelsea have had what looks like 90% of the possession"
  21. Yacob takes out Morata, last man, Talksport say he should have been sent off!
  22. Forest gaining in confidence now
  23. Radio commentator has just said all of the football is being played in our half
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