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    Any takers?

    It's OK letting contracts run down but then replacing 4/5 deadwood players with 4/5 players of a similar standard keeps the situation the same and this is what we've been doing for years. Our signings tend to fall under one of three categories: A player over 30 with a decent pedigree but best years have gone (Murphy, Adomah, Watson, Dawson, Benoloane) An unknown foreign player, often on a free or next to nothing fee and usually makes one or two appearances or less never to be seen again (Ariyibi, Fuentes, Tachtsidis, Ansarifard, Bouchalakis, Stojkovic, Lica, Perauis, Dejegah, Lam etc etc) A player who perhaps once was seen as a promising player but serious injuries and/or shocking attitude took away their hunger or their ability (Bostock, Miller, Bendtner, Jara, Abdoun, Hobbs, McCormack, Byram, Traore etc etc) Every now and again we land a gem like Lolley or Robinson but our success rate must be about 15%. Whoever is in charge of the recruitment must have some serious questions to answer. In fact I doubt there is much of a recruitment team at the club as the nature of the signings and the complete random scatter-gun recruitment policy with seemingly no plan lends itself IMO to be agents touting to the owners. We also do this with managers too by the way. How many of our former managers are currently in work?
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    Any takers?

    Very pleased to see some of the deadwood gone. We're still about 6 or 7 bodies too many but it's a start.
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    Any takers?

    Any rumours about any defenders leaving? I'm counting 7 centre halves at the club which is ridiculous, quite frankly. It's about time Hefelump was sent to the glue factory.
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    Any takers?

    Fair enough. Good luck to him then. He seems a talent but at 18 if he was that good he would have had a few more appearances surely. Well that or our last few managers have been too shit to be able to spot he can play, which isn't entirely impossible.
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    Any takers?

    So how does a second tier Spanish side suddenly cough up £8m for an untested 18 year old? Bar 4 or 5 clubs nobody has any money in Spain. Seems dodgy to me. Just like how all of our unwanted players always end up in Greece somewhere...
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    8 points from 5 games

    I'm also glad MON wasn't given the new season. He is way past his best...you could tell with his attitude towards Carvalho how old school he was. He left him out basically every game for 3 months then when he came back in and was MOM, O'Neill basically said he was back in as the weather was getting warmer. The football was terrible too. I've been pleasantly surprised by our start. Thought we'd made some decent signings on paper but simply made far too many to put out anything like a coherent side for a while. I went to the Brum game and thought we were decent. Pros: I like the look of Semedo, Silva and Adomah. I'm glad Worrall is getting a run in the side. I was laughed off LTLF this time last year for questioning Aitor 'god' Karanka for sending out Worrall then bringing in Hefelump. I think Cash at right back is a masterstroke. The football we're starting to play is good to watch. Cons: our squad has about 12 more players than it should have. That's a lot of wages being taken up and can't be good for squad morale. I had a look at Wikipedia yesterday and I counted 35 pros if you include Johnson and Appiah. We have 5 keepers ffs and 7 centre halves. It's ridiculous and really needs cutting down if we possibly can. Did we really need Bostock? Did we need both Muric and Samba? Did we need Chema when we have Dawson, Worrall, Benoloane, Milosevic, Figuereido and Hefelump? Did we need Samba Sow when we have Watson, Bridcutt and Yacob? He seems the same to me. I just hope we haven't done what we've been doing for the last 8/9 years and have gone for quantity over quality.
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    Forest v sheep

    Great win albeit against Derby ressies. Who cares though...it's their problem if their squad is shit beyond their first XI. Things seem to be going well under SL. Just waiting now for the standard NFFC mid-season meltdown and sacking before we bring in a new squad in January
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    NFFC Rumours

    I'm pretty certain there are rules. Within reason there is a 'market value'. The same applies to sponsorship hence why Fawaz couldn't just sponsor us for £50m a year
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    NFFC Rumours

    Wonder how the players feel about effectively putting careers on hold to be pawns in Marinakis' FFP game. I suppose he compensates them accordingly...
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    NFFC Rumours

    Needs to be more than £2m or this is very weird way of trying to skirt round FFP
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    The Women's World Cup

    I'm assuming he means Margaret Court and Serena Williams who have the 1st and 2nd highest number of slam wins respectively (24 and 23) but it's a ridiculous statement to make anyway as we all know if either of them in their prime played Federer in his prime they'd probably struggle to win a point. It's like saying Marta is the best ever footballer.
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    The Women's World Cup

    Women's sport has come a long way no doubt. But the sheer scientific facts of the matter are that it will never be up to the same standard as men. Men are bigger, stronger, faster, can hit/kick a ball further and harder. As a spectacle it just makes better viewing as the game is quicker, the tackles harder, the strikes on goal more venomous and the distance a ball can be passed/shot longer. Good on the women for raising the profile of women's sport and anyone who wants to watch can crack on but for me each sport they play is just a watered down version of the real thing. Tennis is probably the closest sport the two genders get in terms of exposure. But even then at Wimbledon if it ends up Djokovic vs Nadal in the final there will be more...perhaps even double or triple the audience that a women's final will get between two of the best female players.
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    The Women's World Cup

    If you say so.
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    The Women's World Cup

    Difference is the men brought in 26.5m viewers for the Croatia game last year whereas there were 6m watching the women's Scotland game which apparently has broken all records. I haven't seen figures for other games but I doubt they go into 7 figures. The amount of coverage in the media (particularly the always inclusive BBC) doesn't corrospond with the public interest for me. When I click on the BBC Sport homepage I want to read about the cricket world cup and the US Open as well as football transfer stuff without sifting through 4/5 WWC articles but that's just me. Anyway I couldn't care less about the tournament but my annoyance is more towards the media ramming it down my throat. I won't be watching any of the games as whenever I've seen it in the past the standard has been non-league at best and there's no atmosphere or edge to the games whatsoever.
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    Forest 2019/20 thread

    Only Forest could reward the 20k fans loyalty buying season tickets by selling our two best players.
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    The Women's World Cup

    Watched five minutes and had to switch it off. I'd rather watch the Vanarama league than the Women's World Cup. It's great that women are playing the game more and everything but I'm getting a bit sick of the BBCs relentless plugging of it. I know that they're desperate to appear inclusive and after scandal after scandal of unfair gender pay gaps they want to show how 'pro-women' they are. But their coverage is way OTT. I go on the sport page for transfer news etc and can't see anything but fucking Phil Neville.
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    Transfers wanted 2019/20

    It comes to something when Watson is the best on the list.
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    NFFC Rumours

    Thank god for that.
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    Transfers wanted 2019/20

    We'd give him at least 4 years with the option of a further year if he's still able to walk.
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    Transfers wanted 2019/20

    There's something seriously wrong with our scouting network. In fact I'm not sure there is one. I get the impression that any signings we make now fall into one of 3 categories: Players who olympiakos want us to sign. Players recommended by agents. More 'well-known' names that either used to be good or have recently had a multitude of long term injuries. That's why we don't sign a player like Maupay or Assombalonga before he went to Peterborough. Because nobody is out there looking for them. Instead we pay over the odds at a later date. It's part of the reason we're both financially fucked and have a shit team that never starts and finishes the same season. We'll, that and constantly hiring muppets as manager, all with completely different ideas about the game and then sacking them after a few months.
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    Fawaz suing Forest

    Can we say it's a bank holiday so we dont have to pay?
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    NFFC Rumours

    Surprised if EM feels like backing MON as the lad he spent £13m on never played under him. Unless it's to bring in a load of Irish like McClean...
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    Premier League chit chat

    Some keepers have made a career out of it. Like Stuart Taylor...made 75 appearances in 20 years! In fact our very own Pantillimon has a pretty alarmingly low number of career first team appearances to say he's 32. If you look at his career it's only here and his very first club in Romania that he's been first choice.
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    NFFC Rumours

    Too expensive for me. For starters 35k a week in the championship is ludicrous but if that is the case nowadays then at this level for 35k a week I'm wanting a proper stand out player. Someone like Neves or Knockaert. Not Colback who O'Neill when he does decide to play him can't decide where. Besides we need to offload about £100k a week from the squad before we even think about signings.
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    Premier League chit chat

    Gael Clichy
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