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    NFFC Rumours

    Nottingham Forest were monitoring the Rovers star last summer under Aitor Karanka, and had him as their fall-back option had they not signed Sam Byram from West Ham. Almost 12 months on, the Reds have now been linked with a move for the 24-year-old as his contract comes to an end at the Memorial Ground, and he has confirmed his expected departure.
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    NFFC Rumours

    Still got a year left at Newcastle. £1m is the fee Geordies are asking.
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    NFFC Rumours

    Wrong, wrong, wrong.
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    Fuck Derby. I don't give a shit what they do. More concerned with the mess we're in.
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    Forest 2019/20 thread

    We could easily lose 20 players Chaz.............problem is, we'd replace them with 25 players of equal shittiness.
  6. Use as a general betting/tipping thread.
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    I'm not too sure what type of player MON will bring in, or in fact, what players will be brought in for him, but you know I have been in agreement with you regarding our recruitment policy, Art. Regardless of manager, we will not go up whilst we are signing mediocre players by the score every season. The club need to address this issue. As a fan, I'd much rather we brought in two quality players who would make a difference on the pitch, as opposed to letting a manager do a supermarket sweep, ala Karanka, and end up with a squad of 40 players, most of whom could leave and we wouldn't bat an eye lid. This has been Forest's biggest failing over the past 5 years or so. Again, I'll say it, QUALITY NOT QUANTITY.
  8. Post some up then Eve. Whatever we think of MON, it was obviously still a very special day for you.
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    Karanka out

    Thing is, when Clough was appointed we hadn't spent 20 years out of the top flight. Promotion wasn't worth the best side of £200m, and we had a very mediocre squad with little money to spend. And believe me, there was opposition to his appointment. There was always this underlying feeling that he would go back to Derby, and I think he was half expecting the call. Times have changed, and I don't believe the current owners would have stuck with Clough into a second season. The Premier League is now the Holy Grail, and the monetary rewards alone put excessive pressure on all big club Championship managers to get his club there. Owners want Premier League and if a manager can't deliver then he'll be lucky to get more than a season. It's wrong, but that's the modern game. Yep, Clough would have struggled to keep his job after his first half season in charge.
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    Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough

    I hated Karanka's approach to the game. Very one dimensional. Like for like subs which were never going to change a game when needed. I'd say he made the game more difficult than it needed to be. MON, on the other hand, just comes across as clueless. He talks bollocks, and that is reflected on the pitch. I don't believe that the players enjoyed playing for either of them. But I must say, of the two, I'd take Karanka.........but there isn't much in it. Both horrid managers. What Savo says................We need a young manager who has a track record of playing and developing young players playing good football.
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    Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough

    Art, that's the most depressing comment I've read on here for a long time.
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    Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough

    I don't believe Art is talking about next year, Darcy. He's comparing Karanka's first 17 games last season, to MON's first 17 games this season. MON has done slightly better than Karanka did, which is difficult to believe, but true. So he's asking the question, why is MON getting so much more stick than Karanka did? If you remember, this time last season, I was slaughtering Karanka. He hit the Jan transfer window like a bull in a china shop, bringing in a whole new team, then proceeded to produce results that would have taken us down over an whole season. Yet some on here still thought he was the dog's doo dahs. MON has produced better results, points wise, but almost to a man, everyone wants him out. That's what Art is struggling to come to terms with.
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    Jack Colback

    If Colback gets booked today, it may well be his last game for Forest. He'll miss the last 3 games through suspension. Is he worth signing in the summer? He's OK at this level, but not Prem quality. If we are building for the future, then don't sign him on a long contract on stupid money. As it doesn't look like we'll be going up any time soon, a 3 year deal on 25k a week would be OK. I don't think he's anywhere near good enough for us to be smashing our wage structure over.
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    Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough

    What this win, and performance, does prove, Col, is that the players are good enough. I'm fed up of hearing shit players, players not good enough, blah blah blah. Our performances on the pitch are governed by the manager's team selection, tactics, and formation. The players play how they are told to. Shit manager=shit performance and results. MON has eventually stumbled across a line up and formation/tactic that works, but we all know there'll be a different line up and formation/tactic for the next game. Pisses me off when we have a manager who cannot see what he's got. Like I said previously, MON now looks a proper twat for not utilising the abilities of Carvalho for the past 15 or so games. If he wasn't so fucking useless it could be us sat in 6th place instead of the sheep.
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    Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough

    His umpteenth different team selection, formation, and tactics. It's true what they say, even a blind squirrel will find a nut eventually. Plus he's made himself look a right twat having kept Carvalho out of the starting line up for so long. Today everyone has seen what the lad brings to the team. I just hope MON saw it too.
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    Sheffield United v Forest

    “There are one or two players - and I have said this a few times - who are very talented at this club. We need to supplement that extra talent with extra talent, if we can. “It is a very short period of time, 15 or 16 games in charge. I came in part way through the season and, as Simon Ireland, my coach, said - we were already on a downward spiral at that point. “I think Forest had won one in eight, when we came in. If people thought we were going to change things overnight, that was going to be very difficult.” MON defending his abysmal record at Forest. Telling us he's here to get promotion, but still learning about his squad of players. Needs to put his mark on the team, blah blah blah.
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    Sheffield United v Forest

    At least he won't be playing Colback at left back again this season. Welcome back Benny.
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    Sheffield United v Forest

    But there lies the problem BR. We have a clear out, normally our best players, and replace them with below average shite. I keep saying it, quality over quantity. Why don't the club ever see it like that? We just keep adding shite upon shite, and before you know it, we have a squad of over 35, with only 2 or 3 you'd class as quality.
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    Sheffield United v Forest

    I'd be happy with that Luke. MON now lost 50% of his 16 games in charge here. Can't ever see it getting any better under him.
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    Sheffield United v Forest

    I would have agreed with you 4 or 5 months ago mate, but not now. Since the arrival of MON we have shown very little of what we are capable of, the players seem to have given up, MON is clueless, and Sheff Utd must be licking their lips in anticipation of playing us and being 3pts nearer promotion. I honestly do think we could be on the wrong end of a thrashing tomorrow. 4-0 United.
  21. This. The financial gain of making the Prem would have dwarfed Jokanovic's demands. Very, very short sighted of EM...........especially when you consider the goons he opted for.
  22. Bummer already been there mate.
  23. Blackburn lost 5 and drawn 1 of their last 6 away games. On paper, home win. In reality, who knows? I'll risk an ugly 2-1 home win to lift some of the pressure off MON. Defeat and he should walk.
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    Forest v Blackburn

    Listening to MON talk, he seems very confident of being here next season.

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