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29 Jan 2015 10:49:45
SP says he's waiting for a phone call about an imminent loan signing. As Scott Sinclair has passed a medical at Villa, is Jack Grealish on his way back to Nottingham ?

Lincoln Rob   Lincoln Rob
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29 Jan 2015 12:35:17
Prefer Chris wood from fester

Keeno

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Could be Jack Grealish

longeatonred

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29 Jan 2015 16:40:07
He's injured

Redmen

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Woody it is then-get the kiwi in the garibaldi!

TAP1710

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29 Jan 2015 18:05:38
How many times does Pearce have to say its not Grealish!!! Chris Wood is a good call at this level.

RealRed

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29 Jan 2015 18:47:42
Chris wood is injured

Redmen

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29 Jan 2015 19:29:48
Knowing SP it will probably be someone we never thought of !

humourist

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If Woods is injured that's certain then

1978

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26 Jan 2015 11:14:42
Three days left before transfer window closing,any Reds heard feasible incoming's,

boilerman

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26 Jan 2015 12:42:40
It finishes on the Monday 2nd Feb!! With only one more possible loan signing left even tho we've been leaking goals very badly I hope SP sticks with a settle CB pairing of MM and Hobbs so would like a Striker to come on loan to help Britt as Fryatt seems to be injured every week and Lars doesn't seem good enough. Even tho we lost against Fulham I hope SP sticks with the same line up (which beat Derby also) for Millwall with the exception of MM if fit, as I believe a consistent 11 will only benefit the performances and results. COYR

ryforest

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26 Jan 2015 12:48:01
Not sure we'll get anything mate to be honest given generally be loans only were after and doesn't the loan window stay open or re-open again shortly after the window closes???

Keeno

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26 Jan 2015 16:34:52
I can't see anyone coming in let alone a striker I'm afraid with restrictions on wages it's going to be so hard to bring in a quality forward

Redmen

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26 Jan 2015 17:04:44
We don't need a striker if Blackstock and Fryatt can stay fit for more than five minutes. They are both good players at this level.

Red Cyclist

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26 Jan 2015 18:29:03
Not heard this anywhere but I would go for Becciho on loan. Think he has recently been on loan at Rotherham but is back at Norwich where he doesn't get a look in. Scored lots of goals in the champ.

Perks1

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26 Jan 2015 19:18:01
+1 for Becchio wasting away at the Canaries always scored plenty a season for Dirty Leeds.

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

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27 Jan 2015 09:31:03
imop becciho is no better than what we already have in fryatt & blackstock we just got to get them fit & playing then we have to figure out how to keep them fit,i know every club has problems with injuries but the amount we have is beyond a joke

worksop red

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27 Jan 2015 14:52:07
We could play burke and Pato on the Wings (or Mclauchlen) and Antonio and Brit up front when Fryatt and Blackstock aren't available. I'd even give Pato a chance behind the main striker. We have the players we just need consistency.

Red Cyclist

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Is it April 1st? Blackstock and Fryatt good enough, are you having a laugh!!!!!!!!!!

longeatonred

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29 Jan 2015 17:20:47
Longeatonred, if you think Fryatt is not good enough at this level you don't have the first clue about football.

Red Cyclist

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Fryatt is easily good enough for Prem as he showed at Hull when given his chance.Would like to see Chris Wood come in though as has great record in Championship. with Fryatt, Britt and him we would score one way or another.

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26 Jan 2015 11:00:43
Strong Rumour that Forest have gone in for Chris Wood from Leicester on loan! I would be happy with that.

marko99   marko99
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26 Jan 2015 12:31:38
Definitely a goal scorer at this level, we need someone clinical.

RealRed

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26 Jan 2015 12:49:36
Be a fantastic signing imo. think there will be a queue for him though if Leicester let him go and can't see our 10k wage contribution being enough over other clubs

Keeno

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26 Jan 2015 13:04:36
Can't rely on Lars, Fryatt or Blackstock so need someone to take heat off Assombalonga. Wood if fit would be worth a chance but would the Foxes allow him to come?

Twf79

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26 Jan 2015 15:22:55
Yes, please, would be great!

Forest Dane

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26 Jan 2015 17:43:43
Could it be that as Fester are interested in Antonio, a deal could be done where we get Wood on loan until end of season, they get Antonio now for 5 Million

Raleigh Red

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Look if we have to sell antonio then let's sell to leicester. In return they'll give us knockaert and wood - i'll negotiate this with them. I was born in Leicester I know how they think.

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23 Jan 2015 19:16:00
West Brom to come backin with a second bid for Antonio, hope Fawaz doesn't sell, won't send out a great message to the rest of the squad and Pearce would not be happy either.

Daz   Daz
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23 Jan 2015 19:42:44
Id sell. i'm sure i can't be the only person who thinks this but whilst his effort is remarkable i don't see a lot of talent. If someones willing to pay i'd send him off

Riise17

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23 Jan 2015 20:46:14
£5 million and he's your's see it happening car'nt you

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

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23 Jan 2015 20:55:32
WBA don't pay top dollar

I would want good money for him even though he's a bit erratic!

Ihavethelongestnameonthisforum Ihavethelongestnameonthisforum

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23 Jan 2015 21:26:17
so riise17 you dot see much talent could that have anything to do with the fact that every team realised what a threat he was after the firt 12 games and decided to double or even treble up on him definitly worh more than wba would be willing to pay !!!

reddog66

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23 Jan 2015 21:46:29
Sell him for a crazy price, we can at last recoup some of the money WBA have swindled out of us over the years. Dobie, Miller I'm sure there have been more.

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23 Jan 2015 21:53:00
Oh yes of course and Cox . what a bargain he was!

Dear me we've signed more no hopers than you could Shake a stick at over the years.

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24 Jan 2015 15:37:34
Sell him and hope pato has a second half of a season like he did last. We won't get promoted so let's balance our books so we can buy next summer

Luke Luke

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24 Jan 2015 17:48:54
Yes let's get rid of him for silly money like we did with bamford bet were all glad we got rid of him

Skeg vegas jay

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24 Jan 2015 20:14:21
I think if Fawaz sold him SP would walk. By the way I assume the Darlow Lascelles deal still goes ahead even though Pardew has left Newcastle ?

C RED

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24 Jan 2015 21:56:21
Well if SP would walk let's sell him then!!!!!!!

Ozzy red

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24 Jan 2015 22:36:55
Ozzy is that really the answer ? who would replace him maybe David Platt ?

C RED

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24 Jan 2015 22:52:40
maybe if we just keep swapping manager every 6 months like we have been we will find a manager to take us to the premier league in the next 6 months lol because changing manager like we have is working really well for us lol come on pearce uredddds

Skeg vegas jay

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25 Jan 2015 08:55:57
It's alright people keep banging the drum about 'stability' and 'give it time' but surely it has to be the right person in the job in the first place? Whilst the support for SP is admirable it is by no means as widespread as the media like to make out. And what is the magic amount of time to give a new manager in modern football? Surely the best part of 7 months is a reasonable amount of time to make some forward progress? Football wise we have gone backwards three years! We have no apparent shape, style or identity. Mind you we are missing key players .

LeedsRed

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25 Jan 2015 10:00:25
No one was glad we sold bamford just as no one will be glad to see Antonio go, sadly as when bamford went out overspending and achieving nothing Sins have found us out.

Time to get real folks we're in a bad way, is it right FA sanctions can determine whether you're rich or poor? Definitely not no other business and no other body in the world would decree a business can't spend its money.

This I'm afraid though is where we are and Antonio will be sold as our black hole is enormous. I don't feel any club (other than Spurs ) has spent so much and achieved so little.

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25 Jan 2015 10:38:21
What manager is out there that u would want to replace him with and what other manager in the right mind out there would take the job knowing u would only have 7 months to turn things round or your fired were getting through more managers than players we might as well stick with pearce till at least one more season can't c any body else out there I would want except for Martin oniell and I don't think there's any chance of him coming here

Skeg vegas jay

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25 Jan 2015 10:51:40
Over the last few seasons we have been crying out for that 20 goal a season striker, the midfield was brilliant we had a solid defence,vast majority of time in the top places in the league. Now we have that 20 goal a season striker in Britt, plus the awesome Antonio who takes 2 or 3 players to stop him, our midfield and defence has disappeared,this cannot be down to injuries only.
It will be interesting to see where we are in three games time. Frustrated to say the least.

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

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25 Jan 2015 12:28:31
5 million would be a very good buisness deal. Get him sold

Dan_nsr_1985

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25 Jan 2015 12:55:48
Pearce should stay but get help.

What's colin cooper doing ? One of our best ever defenders.

Us David Kelly out of work? Could he bring BD tactical expertise without the rubbish.

I've been saying this for months now everyone is, there are benefits broadly for the club having Pearce in charge. Nevertheless we need to start winning footbalk matches and compete in this league, not win by a mile, not play sublime football every week, just compete.

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25 Jan 2015 14:15:06
The only way out of the financial mire we are in is to sell a decent player every window I'm afraid. Along with Fawaz getting some sponsorship in and our stressed out CEO becoming like Dynamo and producing magic on the finance front.

You reap what you sow as the saying go's and we haven't sown anything for years. SP has now with the youth academy which might save the club in the coming years.

I am frustrated with how this season has turned out probably like most of you. I wasn't one of the " promotion is ours" brigade, I was happy with a 8th to 10th place finish,build the club get everything in place get it right and then kick on next season. This is now even unlikely with FFP strangling the club.

Given our record over recent seasons(even when we were doing well) against the teams at or towards the bottom of the league is very poor, we could be in for a rough ride till the end of the season.

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

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Someone who talks sense well said another red in Bielefeld coyr

Skeg vegas jay

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25 Jan 2015 15:20:20
Another red, you're right here, we have too many over expectant fans, as i have said before i expect Forest to compete in the championship, that should be realistic.

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Skeg and 2star thanks for the kind words, I guess as I'm unable to attend matches on a regular basis or hold a season ticket, I'm able to have a view like this, if I was spending a small fortune following our team home and away I might have a differing view.
I'm now of an age where I look back fondly to the 80's and early 90's when I was a regular at Wembley. When we seemed to beat Spuds home or away. Or even further back to a youngster of 9 and 10 years of age travelling into Europe with my dad and brothers cheering on Trevor Francis, John Robertson and the rest of the double European Cup winners to victory.
I feel sorry for our younger supporters who have missed this fantastic era in our clubs history I would love our club to flourish and to be successful again, but at the moment it seems further away then ever.

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

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25 Jan 2015 16:56:16
I remember them days well I also traveled to watch Francis McGovern bottles Anderson Lloyd what a fantastic time that was i'm 44 another red we must be about same age I just think with the owner we have at this time we have a great chance of getting back in the premiership and getting some of them good old days back for all the young fans out there now we

Skeg vegas jay

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25 Jan 2015 17:49:29
Great days, just missed the euro days but older brother remembers it well.

I went to wembly five times in the late eighties. Proper times !

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25 Jan 2015 18:07:19
Good old days remember when I was about 8-9 and my dad took me to see forest to play Liverpool my dad at the time was a Liverpool fan and me a forest fan we stood at the forest end surrounded by forest fans and all of i sudden I shouted my dad supports Liverpool he got some looks and I got a clip round the heat on the way out of the ground I thought to myself that will learn u for supporting Liverpool lol

Skeg vegas jay

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25 Jan 2015 19:00:00
I was a Villa fan, not sure why really.
my best mate at school supported them, probably because they won the euro cup in 82. I liked Peter Withe and loved the kit too - it was the Le Coq Sportiff one, all Claret with the blue trims down the side.

My Dad would take me to Villa / Forest games when he could. Forest always seemed to thrash a poor Villa team back then, I remember going to a Weds night game at Villa park in my dad's Vauxhall Viva. 0 - 5 Trevor Christie hatrick - long ride home.

my brother begrudgingly took me to a home game, it would be around 87 / 88.

As we were standing in the Zoo pen in the Trent End I was under strict instructions to show no Villa allegiances. Forest were sublime that day, it was a Clough team materclass. Forest won 4 - 1 - they could have had ten.

By the time the forth went in I was cheering for Forest and never looked back.

thereafter me, my brother and a gang of friends followed them home and away for many years. Forest games were a huge part of our social lives growing up I had some great times and have some special memories that I will take to the grave.

I'll never forget going to Southend, we arrived on the Thursday night pitched the tent and hit the town, we never went back to the tent until the Sunday night. Anyone who went will I'm sure have the same fond memories and will know what I mean - anyway enough said!

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25 Jan 2015 19:57:19
Looks like West Brom are using Antonio to push through the signing of Wigan wing man Callum McManamum as they had a second bid of 4 million turned down last week. Now close to getting CM.

pedroalicante

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26 Jan 2015 00:02:45
i am all for stability guys and like a previous post said you still need the right person at the helm when alls said and done and the fact is we have spent millions and gone about 3-4 years backwards in my opinion we have no shape discipline and defensivly we are a shambles and for all those that say give him time that's fine if were getting gradual progression the only thing we are getting is gradually WORSE! what about watfords situation i will use them as a exsample spent less there manager has no exsperience in english football and also he came in after the season started yet there going ok how many people hand on heart can actually say they firmly believe we will be a better side next year with stuart in charge? he just hasn't got it guys and for all you're patriotism he's not got a clue on how to build a team had it of been sean o driscol or a paul hart i would be quite happy to sit and give time because people like those guys actually played football and on the pitch win or lose you could actually see what they was trying to do but stuart in my opinion just hasn't got it and never will and that's a real shame

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22 Jan 2015 18:58:18
Being reported that Leicester are interested in Antonio too.

mjb

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24 Jan 2015 07:23:18
£6m and i'd definitely sell him. he's too clumsy at times and his long throw in are rubbish

cannock forest

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26 Jan 2015 11:05:28
Swap for Chris Wood!

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21 Jan 2015 06:55:08
SSN this morning reporting Crystal Palace have made an offer for Antonio need to sell him like we need an hole in the head

womble

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21 Jan 2015 07:17:13
I saw on SSN that WBA had made an approach for the player.
No chance!

Dazza60 Dazza60

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This worries me massively. If a good bid comes in, I don't think we're in a position to reject it.

GazzaRed

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This is always going to happen every time we get a player who is outstanding in this league but its going to take a very big bid from who ever to get him i think, but then they can always have abboun instead for a decent sum lol

worksop red

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Does the current embargo only impact arrivals or does it stop departures too?

NE_Red_Daz NE_Red_Daz

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Nothing stopping a player leaving under the embargo, i think we can also use that money to replace a player

luke_nffc

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On ssn website {& we understand that transfer embargo means antoino is NOT for sale } so it looks like he's staying

worksop red

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I predicted a few months ago premier league clubs would be sniffing around MA, but know one took it seriously , I,m sure he could play in the PL , so hard to stop accept with a foul ,so strong and fast,if we were in the mix it wouldn,t be an issue but as things are it could come to pass, just hope we can hang on to him some how ,been fantastic for us a real blast of fresh air,oh ,oh, Attonio hope he,s not going away!
CARLO

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If somebody offers £5m for a player we paid £1.5m for 6 months ago we'd have to accept, surely?

These are decisions we'd have to make if we're not going to be under this embargo for the next 3 transfer windows

UD

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21 Jan 2015 17:06:07
If anybody bids 4/5 million we would not be able to turn it down.
I am sure we would have other targets in mind at less money.
We have to get our debts down and the only way is to sell players for a profit instead of giving them free transfers.

1978

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21 Jan 2015 18:19:57
I been reading people thoughts on this and I think 4 or 5 mil is to cheap
Yes it's a good return on what we paid and the short time he's been with us BUT when prem clubs pay 8. 9 or even 10 mil plus for untried kids why shouldn't we hold out for more

Bottom line line transfer madness

brizzlered

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We don't want to get rid of our best players look at bamford banging them in we sold him for peanuts compared to what he'd be worth now and we would of had an even better strike force if we had kept him

Skeg vegas jay

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Antonio was by far our best player tonight sell him and we're relegation fodder

Jenko75

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21 Jan 2015 23:04:11
it was West Brom not palace because of the transfer embargo he won't be sold. not as if he is for sale anyway. Forest would never sell him he has turned out to be one of if not the best player

somercotes-red

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22 Jan 2015 08:51:14
I would take £5 million. It would help get us out of embargo and ready for next season.

Red Nomad

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We are relegation fodder without selling Antonio. The calls to get rid of Wigley and Eastwick are valid, however it must be down to manager, he has worked them before and if anyone is going from the club it must be Stuart Pearce, the buck should stop with him, they will follow and they will follow automatically. I am finding it hard to remember when we had a defence as poor.

Dunlop47

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22 Jan 2015 18:50:54
I'm also trying to remember when we had an attack this good! IMO we need a solid defensive mid a Scott Parker or someone of that irk would be perfect

Mikecoop82

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22 Jan 2015 22:05:13
dunlop47 iremember under mcclaren the defence had more holes in it than a sieve

reddog66

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21 Jan 2015 00:17:31
Sly reporting tonight that West Brom have made an approach for Antonio.

Dave Tasty

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20 Jan 2015 23:56:27
Rumours WBA made an approach for Antonio. Sly spurts news. Every player has their price but we can't replace him. Be surprised if we let him go unless WBA pay big money.

Trickie Trees

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21 Jan 2015 04:51:04
Completely agree about the "can't be replaced" part, especially not at this stage in the season.

Crucial times are ahead, and we need the work rates and commitment.

SteNFFC

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20 Jan 2015 19:59:04
Official sources say-Jack Grealish signed, in my view a great sighning with psycho getting midfielders in i think someone could be heading out, put your comments below

Red dogs coyr

Maxhayes27   Maxhayes27
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20 Jan 2015 20:38:52
Reid out long term so good business if true.

F.A.Wazz

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It says great things about our chairman that despite FFP and its penalties we continue to do good business bankrolled by him. Looking at the situation at Leeds we should thank our lucky stars we have Fawaz.

FOREST1409

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According to Pearce Yesterday, wasn't high on his list to bring in but they had looked at.

NFFCDave

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23 Jan 2015 11:38:48
Nonsense. your official sources are a bit off the mark

RealRed

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19 Jan 2015 14:06:56
Tom Kennedy to be brought in until end of season after leaving Blackpool to try help with our left back problem

BigDaddyCain

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20 Jan 2015 11:29:33
A league one left back who failed to impress at Blackpool? Think not.

RealRed

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Play Mclaughlin at left back

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19 Jan 2015 11:30:32
Daily reflection saying we are interested in Jack Grealish ,plays midfield or wide,could be a good addition to SPs youngsters 😊

boilerman

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Highly rated under achiever. No better than what we have in the squad already.

If taking punts on short term deals for midfielders, Chris Eagles has just been released by Blackpool. A little past his best but has something to offer and on a free?

Would rather look at shoring up at the back or adding someone up front with Britt though.

NE_Red_Daz NE_Red_Daz

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We are ok for central defenders, assuming Mancienne will be back soon. A left footed full back would be useful and a couple of centre forwards.

Tricky1972

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19 Jan 2015 17:18:21
Vaz tes is available on a free?

BigDaddyCain

Ed03{Ed003's Note - He's signed for a club in Turkey (don't ask me to spell it lol) }

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Why would we sign a 17 year old winger. to replace Antonio, Osborne, Burke? We need full back cover and a creative midfieledr now Reid is out again.

RealRed

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16 Jan 2015 05:08:30
Huh to forest on loan as Hughes wants him to get some playing time

BigDaddyCain

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16 Jan 2015 08:16:23
Huth sort of player we need but not going to happen as SP already said we can't afford it. Being linked to Grealish again but we really don't need any more youngsters or wingers surely?

nick26

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Problem is young players are the best we will get due to wage restriction

Redmen

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Huth would be an outstanding addition. He and Hobbs would be solid!

Need SP and Fawaz to work a little magic, beg and plead with Hughes to cut us a deal that falls within our restrictions

NE_Red_Daz NE_Red_Daz

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What we need redmen is a freebie. Darren Ambrose would have been perfect. Had a big impact since going to Ipswich. Nothing against youngsters, just need an experienced head.

nick26

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Huth looks like he is heading to Aston Villa

Ihavethelongestnameonthisforum Ihavethelongestnameonthisforum

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17 Jan 2015 11:07:09
an experienced head would be great, any head in fact -we are playing like headless chickens at the moment

COYR

RanDamRed RanDamRed

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19 Jan 2015 10:45:41
Please can somebody clarify something for me this transfer embargo we are Under and this ability to only pay 10k a week what happens when a players contract runs out can we give the same contract back to the player again ie when reids contract is up which I think will be before the embargo is up will we be able to offer him the same deal again how does that work??? Can anybody shed any light n this please

Ozzy red

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Contract renewals are not restricted by FFP Transfer Embargos.

The only issue would be if he did what Moousi did a few years ago and allowed his contract to expire before signing a new one. Technically the player becomes a free agent and is a new signing and therefore must be paid no more than 10k.

No need to panic though guys - I have it on very very good authority that his contract extension is in hand and it, in fact, includes him becoming involved in the youth team coaching setup with Jack Lester upon his retirement as a player.

Sir Brian Clough

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15 Jan 2015 19:25:17
Being linked with a loan move for Jack Grealish from Villa, another winger? We need a striker for cover and a decent left back!

Daz   Daz
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I think Pato & Burke are too lightweight & that's where Grealish comes in. We need to have good options on both wings to take some attention off Antonio.

Cjay

Ed03{Ed003's Note - Watched him the other week Cjay and to be honest he wasn't very good but saying that Villa are very poor and he's only young.}

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Need width and only Antonio doing the business.
Patterson and Burk not cutting the mustard!
Only when we get width on Both sides- will we stretch defenses and in turn- create chances for strikers.
But we need also the midfield to drive with pace- and that unfortunately we haven't got.

Shepshed red

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Get Mackie back from Reading?

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

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Grealish is a similar build to patto, he's certainly nowhere near Antonio's stature but then again who is?

Red Fred Red Fred

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Fred it seems your right, hadnt realised he's 5, 9 and 6st wet through, last thing we need is another one who goes over in the wind. With Ed 003 not sure either, may have been a bit hasty on that one.

Cjay

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Not the answer, we need some savvy in the team and some guts. Can see Pearce continuing on the experience route. much depends on wages etc SWP? Treacey? Ameobi?

RealRed

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I agree with the post about Mackie. He never let's anyone down, never leaves anything on the pitch and his head never drops. We need that spirit in the team right now.

KingsLynnRed

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15 Jan 2015 13:57:21
Forest may look to take Georgio Samaras on loan. Pulis wants him out on loan or sold as he does not fit his plans. Has pedigree and can score goals but not given chance this season. 67 minutes over 5 sub appearances. Psycho knows him well and may get more from him. at this level would be a handful.

RealRed

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We need cover up front, Fryatt too injury prone and Britt can't do it all on his own so might be worth a go, would get goals in the championship if given a run in the team.

Daz Daz

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15 Jan 2015 18:40:06
Jordan Ibe, recalled by Liverpool is a good shout, (especially for Saturday!!!!!!)

Skipper

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13 Jan 2015 21:53:27
Paul Jewell left WBA as assistant manager after just one game. Forest bound?

Skipper

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13 Jan 2015 22:20:07
Let's hope so, all we have left to look forward to now this season is achieving the unbelievable - that yes we can honestly become more clueless and comical!

Bring it on after all we faithful followers of forest can always survive a little more comedy

2star

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Sooner have Jimmy Jewell!

Redinexile Redinexile

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Who said it could'nt get worse.

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

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Paul Jewell looking to link up with Tony Pulis due to their history together

NE_Red_Daz NE_Red_Daz

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Doubt it very much but in all honesty I would give him a go played good football at Wigan and and hey was a decent Sid hen he was n board all tho rubbish at ipswhich and the sheep but honestly we are going nowere with SP and I honestly don't think e can do any worse than what e have

Ozzy red

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Jewell is another Derby flop. Perhaps if he is coming he will sign Leon Best. He signed a load of players that Nigel Clough took ages to offload as they were on good contracts

Dunlop47

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Pulis is at WBA and jewell has just left so can't be linking up with him daz

uptheforest uptheforest

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Jason Orange has left Take That. Forest bound??

Tricky1972

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Ken Morley has left Big Brother, Forest bound

Dunlop47

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14 Jan 2015 11:25:20
Elvis has left the building, Forest bound?

Dave Tasty

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If I could swear I would

SILKS SILKS

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It can get worse OZZY, Harry Rednapp could be leaving QPR shall we add him to our list 😃

boilerman

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If he comes to Forest that will be the end of the club, we will end up in the conference, he is absolutely woeful. how can you even suggest this Skipper!

allmylife

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Redknapp was seriously considered a few seasons ago, however he likes being on the south coast too much. Reason he turned down newcastle too. Personally I'd like to give pearce till end of season and get in a decent assistant coach. We owe him that we really do. We're not going up this year realistically and there are no obvious candidates right now anyway. Would be happy with Harry mind you :)

benito

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It also said in the paper that he left because he had concerns over the job before he took it

brownie8989

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14 Jan 2015 19:48:49
Paul Jewel??
Stick him in midfield- can't get any worse!

Shepshed red

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14 Jan 2015 19:59:58
That's it-
Paul jewel AND Harry Rednap in midfield!!

Shepshed red

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Jimmy Jewell in front of the back four lol

Red joy

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You are all being ridiculous - we need a striker not a midfielder. Granted, Jewell could play as a number 10 off the main striker but that's not what we need!

Trevor Francis IN!

Sir Brian Clough

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I've heard Mark Goddard could be the next manager

swoogel

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13 Jan 2015 16:15:52
According to some internet reports Forest are favourite to sign on loan 'Derby flop' Leon Best at 5/1

allmylife

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I cannot believe this. He was given plenty of chances at Derby, failed to score or impress. He could not hit a barn door from 5 yards. Derby sent him back and got Darren Bent in his place. I know several Derby supporters and they cannot say 1 positive thing about him except glad to see the back of him.

Dunlop47

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Manager actually said that the form of Martin meant he didntreally get much of a chance and then Bent became available. Plenty of old useless players at Ipswich doing OK and 3 of them ours.

nick26

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Doesn't really matter who we have up front, it might as well be Messi, because if they're not being fed from midfield no bugger is going to score.

Joe Baker Fan Club Joe Baker Fan Club

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Agreed totally- Without Reidy- we have one game plan and that's Antonio. Now the teams have Sussed this- they are banking up on him and that's game over!
No midfielder is willing to have a direct run at defenders and we are playing "crab" football in midfield- always going sideways!
No endeavour - no creativity and no "stones" to gave a go!

Shepshed red

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Steve Stones??

F.A.Wazz

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13 Jan 2015 19:19:26
If they doubling up on Antonio. This should leave gaps for other players to exploit. But they obviously can't be bothered.

marco123

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Lol it is not April the first yet!

marko99 marko99

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Marco123 - you've hit the nail on the head!

red widow

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13 Jan 2015 21:36:47
Can't be bothered or don't have the talent?

Dave Tasty

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13 Jan 2015 23:54:35
I saw Leon Bests car in traffic outside the city ground after the game Saturday. I even checked his Instagram and it was 100% him.

Locoh10

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We have been chasing him for years so i wouldn't be surprised

somercotes-red

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Pearce dismissed this today.

RealRed

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13 Jan 2015 08:04:03
Apparently new manger has come in letting pearce have the derby game and wigan. Both away and the new manger is either-Adkins,hoodle,zolo,tim sherwood or neil warnock we will see if this is true, i don't want pearce to go he's a PSYCHO and LEGEND
Story from
Max

Maxhayes27   Maxhayes27
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Do you realise how nonsensical this sounds???

Keeno

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I presume you mean the Fulham game ? What if we beat Derby and Fulham with Pearce still the manager ?

Dunlop47

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I will take this as a joke this is not even a serious rumour I will pretend I never read this

Ozzy red

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Seems hugely unbelievable as well as vague - any more managers you fancy listing?
We also have 3 games between the Derby match and playing Wigan (at home), I presume you meant Fulham?!

Mwred10

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Alex Ferguson is also out of work if you want to add him to the list of other managers. Whilst you're at it, please add Terry Venables, Brian Robson, Ron Atkinson, Colin Calderwood, Lee Sharp, Titus Bramble, Kieron Dyer & Lee Bowyer & Mr Blobby.

Also, players linked with a move to our club this January: Whittingham, Pratley, Leon Best.

Sir Brian Clough

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What about our old manager Joe Kinnear, he saved us from relegation ?

Dunlop47

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Pearce here to stay now let's get behind him like most fans and look forward to kicking the sheeps arses

Skeg vegas jay

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Can't believe that Jose wasn't on the list of managers waiting in the wings to pounce, as soon as Fawaz gives him the nod.
Stupid rumour!

Trickie23 Trickie23

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:-) I take it zolo is meant to read Zorro. I think we've had enough cowboys. Can't be Zola as he only took over Cagliari in December.

jacamarUK

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Hoodle and Zolo! Top rumour. Top Managers. Nice one!

163red

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Pint of what you are drinking please.

Bielefeld Red

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Who is Zolo?

marko99 marko99

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Zolo is the oldest Toure brother, Kolo and Yaya good footballers, he's a binman I think. Is he left footed, if so we could get him on loan

PK1

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13 Jan 2015 08:01:49
According to the Media Pearce has been given more time, the proposed meeting with Fawaz was cancelled and they are supposed to have an informal chat later this week. It appears to me that the crux of everything is the Derby game and the focal point for Pearce and Fawaz.

Dunlop47

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If they are waiting on the Derby game, I wouldn't hold my breath, the way they are playing it will be a 5-0 drubbing!

Joondalup01

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11 Jan 2015 08:12:55
Pearce, coaching staff and players all having big meeting with Fawaz today to try and sort out what's going on. Pearce and Fawaz also having separate meeting.

Tdog

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11 Jan 2015 09:28:02
That will do a lot of good!

Silly coaching ideas need to go - not working

Target man in

Play long ball preserve our champ status try and play the way we want next season.

Someone said last week we lack an identity - spot on.

We should go long ball as we don't have the confidence to play football, carrying as we are will be disastrous for the club as it Will only end one way now.

2star

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There does not need to be a meeting to find out was it wrong - Too many team changes, poor team selection, lack of motivation, manager tactically inept, poor substitutions, no fight or pride, no leaders on the pitch, too much obsessions with the missing injured players. Opposition want it much more than us.

Dunlop47

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We cannot play football without andy reid. Whilst he's gone we need a plan which could be to play more direct (hate saying long ball). I do think SP and staff are trying too hard

Riise17

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Well put Dunlop47. You are spot on in everything you say. I wonder how many of the fans still backing SP will follow the team next year to league 1 grounds. If a change isn't made that's were we are heading.

nick26

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2 tough games coming up sheep then fulham, by the time we play millwall we could be right in the thick of it at the wrong end, I love Pearce just like every other fan but no good has a manager, i'm still miffed at what Paterson could do to change the game at Rochdale with a minute plus stoppage time left, bad tactics and too many changes, COYR

Gomez01623

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I knew when they gave stuart the job just what a bad move it was I love him And he's my hero but he's a awfull manager and now we're in this mess with him at the helm I really think we will go down if he stays but I also think we may go down if he goes as nobody is gunna come on board now for me now it's all about staying up that's how bad we are whatever happens we cannot have SP in charge next year he does not have the ability to build this team up he can spot talent I will give him that but does not have the faintest idea how to design a team and in my opinion McGovern is as much to blame as he was responsible for the appointment as well all that matters now is championship survival were that desperate it's a joke

Ozzy red

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Think I would have players in running through nettles in shorts. Or get them cleaning the stands each week till they make more effort

toby2

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There isn't time for SP to hold a meeting today he is too busy running extra training sessions for the under performing fools called the 1st team.

Oh no sorry forgot this is SP who would t have the tactical knowledge to do that! They are probably all at home blaming referees and bad luck,

Ihavethelongestnameonthisforum Ihavethelongestnameonthisforum

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Stevie wonder could see what's wrong.
when a player comes in and says I can't play I'm not in the right frame of mind.
This is Player Power.

1978

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As said by many others… poor tactics. Long ball to Britt on his own up front …never won a header yesterday. Break out far too slow and when wingers reach the corners, the ball is always passed backwards. Players have too many touches before passing sideways ! Too slow, too predictable …that's why we only had one shot on target against Wednesday! Coaching and style of play has to change to be productive.

dr88

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At least pearce as gave it a go I hope in a way he carries on and proves all of us wrong can't c who is good enough out there manager wise to be any better and to be honest who would want to take this team on because at the moment this team would struggle in league 2

Skeg vegas jay

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If there is a change who do Forest fans want, Rosler not doing anything he got the sack from Wigan I know, but Malky isn't doing much there either, not really much out there

Gomez01623

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If the post about the meeting is correct, then everyone meeting to discuss the situation seems like a sensible and intelligent move. The club needs to stick together and, if it can, try to iron out the difficulties. That approach seems far better than an autocratic owner just swinging the axe, that's happened before and it's got us nowhere.

Red joy

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Gomez01623 - Nigel Adkins.

Bonehead

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Well said Dunlop47, so right!
SP was a fantastic player for our club, a legend, as a manager he had a go and failed after a good start, time to go!
League One, not again, please!

Forest Dane

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All the managers that are available have all failed in there last job, what makes you think the next will get it right here?

uptheforest uptheforest

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Just need to try taking a shot at goal every now and then, how often do we see good goalscoring opportunities go to waste by overplaying?, or too many long diagonals? just take a look at t goals scored in the championship yesterday, most of them were opportunistic digs at goal. at worst you miss, but at least it shows your trying.

meltonian

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Adkins, McDermott, Sherwood, Rosler, Keane, Warnock, Burley, Curbishley, etc etc.

nick26

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I'm planning to get down to the ground early tomorrow to see the queue of experienced managers desperate to take over a mid table club, with no chance of getting new players in, a trigger happy owner, a despondent team. Let's be realistic, there's no practical option than stick with Psycho. And remind me where Forest were after Brian's first half season?

Diamond Geezer

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Diamond Geezer, I ll join you. And bring a flask. And some heart pills in case it all gets too much!!

Red joy

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I agree dg the managers out there will do no better with the team we have now and none of them managers would do well in the premiership and that's what we are aiming for in the next few years I have thought about it long and hard change manager I say stick with pearce he will have that team up for the fight especially next week

Skeg vegas jay

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BC had already established himself as a manager and also won the league with a very small provincial team so please don't compare
him with with SP who as a manager hasn't achieved anything yet. I could give you hundreds of examples of managers who initially didn't achieve and carried on not achieving. Soz one of my pet hate comparison with BC and AF

muligan

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How many more managers does Fawaz have to pay off!!
Let's stick and fight!
Reality check! We are the supporters of one of the greatest clubs in the country. However it is sad to say we no longer have that team to fill the boots of players gone by.
15 management appointment in 20 years tells it's own story.

Trickie23 Trickie23

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We are second only to Leeds in terms of the poor management of the club. Pearce nowhere near BD as a tactician and motivator. Even the Derby fans must be bored of it now, there is no hope of us getting anything from the next game than another embarrassing stuffing. I sort of hope we do in a perverse way, the fans don't deserve it but the players do. Go on Derby put the bunch of overpaid muppets out of their misery. I spare only Osbourne and Antonio from that comment.

F.A.Wazz

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There's only one reason why Forest would struggle to attract a new manager of any standing and it's got nothing to do with current fortunes on the pitch, playing squad or FFP sanctions.

Number 9

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Wasn't saying he was getting the sack, just to clarify that.

Tdog

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Yes we all love Pearce, he will always be a Forest idol! But if any other Manager was in charge right now, everyone would want him out!

marko99 marko99

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I'm all for stability and giving a manager time, but it has to be the right man! It has to be someone that shows they can use the time to build towards promotion and no matter how many SP supporters bang the drum in his support SP hasn't done anything to show this is the case or is likely to change. The blind loyalty is admirable but misplaced as the longer his tenure is allowed to limp along the more harm is being done to his status, the playing staff and fans who appear to be moving into the for and against SP camps. I was at the match yesterday and the support for SP was not as impressive or widespread as was reported in the radio commentary or in the press. I hope that SP does the decent thing and resigns as Fawaz is in an impossible situation as whichever way he goes he will open himself up to a world of criticism.

LeedsRed

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Why do we keep playing Lichaj!

He is awful wherever he plays and we just gave him a new contract!

It's that sort of decision that is costing us.

I was so frustrated watching at the weekend as we did so many things wrong.

Certain players were not trying and others looked like they had no idea what to do with the ball.

I suppose I was spoilt watching the likes of Des Walker.

I don't think Psycho is working and we need a change of manager (sorry Psycho).

claude

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11 Jan 2015 18:18:38
Let's face it, they do need to sit down and discuss each and everybody's inept performance. This may unite all as a unit going forward. As far as the person who picks the team, tactics and formation is concerned, sorry but I think, clutching at straws, started when landsbury was played out of position, then confirmed when ince got a second start. Don't know best team or set up.

Nc111

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Totally agree, Dunlop 47 said it as we all feel.

Nc111

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What about Martin o neill has he not said that he would love to take over at Forestat some time, i was informed that he can leave ROI at any time

jasul

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I never wanted Mick McCarthy, but look what he is achieving. Got some of our so called cast offs too. let's get a recognised championship manager and give him time. Pearce is not that I am afraid

F.A.Wazz

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11 Jan 2015 19:29:50
There is a lot of passion on the page- shame not as much on the pitch! Lots of sense being wrote. we are lost without Reid- laceless is not good enough- Mancienne and Hobbs are our obvious first choice centre backs- Kane looks quality- we have one game plan and that's Antonio (and all the other teams know this and treble up on him) osbourne can always hold his head up after the game- and that's about it!
Let's ask this- a player signs at 7pm on a Friday and gets put in at half time When he has had not even one training session with the players around him?? That's nieve to say the least and desperate! We have no idea wht to do other than the Antonio option! Veldwrijk is a country mile from playing in leave 2- Assombolonga can't hold his own water - never mind the ball and bringing others into play- so I go to Derby to shout at thier fans and hope we keep it respectable and under 4 goals !!
Fawas cannot sack SP - Sp won't walk out with Derby being the next game- Mexican standoff!
Forest have unbelievable fans- shame we are always in this situation!

Shepshed red

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Leeds Red: spot on.

Cjay

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Forest have a track record of picking the nearly man as manager a long string of failures since Sir Brian prove this fact. However whether Sp is a hero or not, whether tactically inept or not, are we all not losing sight of the fact that there are 11 players on the pitch being paid a shed load of money to perform like a saturday pub team? The side has no width, one out and out striker up front and a midfield devoid of any creativity. Assombolonga and Fryatt are without doubt quality strikers and have shown it on the rare occassions they get a quality ball through - their inability to score is created by having to retreat to the edge of their own 18 yard box to collect the ball. It is also this lacklustre midfield that lose the ball and don't get back to rectify the situation often leaving the back four exposed and under more pressure than necessary. Yes we have been unfortunate with the injuries to Cohen and Reidy but there are players who are equally as talented just do not have the passion or pride to represent the great club forest is. Bear with psycho let's get onto the real culprits of our teams demise the £1.5 million pound plus wage bill that ponce around the pitch like a load of fairies.
Soap box away

statler and waldorf

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No meeting yesterday T dog according to Paul Taylor. Fawaz "not looking to make any change " and meeting " not meant as a showdown. " Have we all just wasted a load of ink (or its electronic equivalent? ) or is NP wrong?

Red joy

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12 Jan 2015 22:21:28
I think we should all get together and have a meeting about the meeting not being a meeting.
Then Plan a real meeting to meet at a planned meeting place ?
Anyone in??
I say the forest team agree to a planned meeting and all turn up for a change this coming Saturday at goat park!
If I got to be there- they should at least turn up???

Shepshed red

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I'll meet you half way if you can guarantee the meeting will take place atthe agreed meeting time and won't be a meeting to discuss whether a meeting should have taken place in the first instance.

Red Fred Red Fred

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10 Jan 2015 20:34:28
Tim Sherwood and Roy Keane both at the ground today. Understand Keane for ROI but why Sherwood?

nick26

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He went to watch is new two players for Newcastle Darlow and las lascalles

Skeg vegas jay

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Vulture?begging for someone to give him a job because no one else will take him?

uptheforest uptheforest

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The only input I can give as to why TS might be present (other than the obvious) he apparently works for Al Jazeera tv, so maybe a bit of homework?

wirral red

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10 Jan 2015 21:41:42
Always remember sherwood with his girlie hair in his blackburn days squaring up to pearce and looking a cucumber. For that reason alone please don't have sherwood replace SP. He isn't the answer. Rowett seems to be the man of the moment if we are allowed to pay money out for compo?

cannock forest

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Personally, I would love to see Keane as manager and Pearce stay on at the club in some capacity. I think they get on quite well and Pearce could maybe calm him down a bit when needed. I think Pearce has to face facts that he's not cut out to be a manager

Jenko75

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Rubbish. Pearce is here till Fawaz has had enough

Gaz x

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David Pleat was also sitting in the stands!

Redinexile Redinexile

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So was I. Doubt I will get the job but if I am offered it I will tell fawaz to give sp time. COYR

KingsLynnRed

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Sorry to say Pearce has to go. Brentford at home did it for me. The results and performances are getting worse. We all have our opinions but I cannot see it improving. Hopefully Fulham will beat Wolves in the Cup and give the new man a bit of time before Millwall at home (which will be a must win game)

I simply see nothing next week other than a Rams win 😱

Bluebird1964

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Just imagine Roy Keane in charge, can you remember when he went round Tom Cleverley's house to have a word? He would scare the crap out of our squad, maybe give the team a jolt when backs against the wall? Be a good no2 not sure about no1 though, but need a fighting spirit instilled in the team

PK1

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And that is why he can't keep a job because e acts like were still in the 90's. the players have the power now and would have him gone in no time if he kept shouting and balling at them.

uptheforest uptheforest

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10 Jan 2015 19:49:40
Does anyone have any inside info on why Darlow was on the bench!!

Trickie23   Trickie23
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10 Jan 2015 20:03:10
Yer because he's been playing rubbish

wazza 12

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I was told He was not in the right frame of mind. make of that what you will

1978

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Erratic performances !

Wilderbeast

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Was going to send my opinion but wazza did I for me

Gaz x

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Was windy and was having a bad hair day.

KingsLynnRed

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He left his hair Gel and brush at home!

marko99 marko99

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Agree with Wazza, dropped due to poor form but like the hair comments, how will he cope in Newcastle, he'll have to buy hair gel by the lorry load. I personally think we need to bring in an experience keeper to steady the defence.

NFFCDave

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10 Jan 2015 19:05:01
Pearce has been sacked!

uptheforest   uptheforest
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10 Jan 2015 19:16:12
Not sure how you get your info, but we must be very close to him offering his resignation.

bsered

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We're have you read this because iv been on the birdy site and my forest app and there's nothing on there

Truered87

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The same person who chirped about Todd Kane signing before anyone else. think it was two days before he signed.

uptheforest uptheforest

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I hope he hasn't been sacked, he's more likely to offer his resignation or it will come out as a mutual agreement. If he goes he will still walk away as a legend in my eyes. tough decisions for fawaz.

2tone 2tone

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Sp not sacked yet, but will be, either tonight or tomorrow

longeatonred

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Shouldn't of put sacked should of said he has parted company with the club and is no longer our manager.

uptheforest uptheforest

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Is Sherwood the replacement? All kinds of headlines with that name. Come on, let's cheer ourselves up. I will start. 'Sherwood's Forest evergreen as Rams are humbled at the Ipro'

F.A.Wazz

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SP will not be sacked he will resign if he thinks he can take us no further

Redinexile Redinexile

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I hope that this isn't true!
At times like this the club, team & fans need to rally together to fight through this horrible mess.
What would this actually resolve? Absolutely nothing, it's the players not performing. And can guarantee that Pearce is working tireless to get everything right.
A good defender will defend, a quality striker will always try to score, etc etc regardless of what's been discussed in team briefs and game plans or training methods. Plane and simple they are paid to do there Job!
Last year the players just weren't good enough to win. This year the players are good enough and have no excuse.
Man Utd had the same issue last year.
Pearce is not likely to walk away this close to a game with Derby!
Fawaz will need balls of steel to pull the trigger, especially after the stadium showing there unity to the one man that can get us back to the holy ground!

Trickie23 Trickie23

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Well said trickie. Fawaz if you read this site don't flinch stick to the plan and it will come good.

KingsLynnRed

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Yes but Trickie, surely its up to the manager as well? You can't just blame the players? I know they are under performing however Pearce has got to have some responsibility? Its like a factory, if the workers aren't making the right stuff then responsibility falls on both manager and workers

Tdog

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I've been a fan for 35 years and never felt the need to post on a forum such as this until now. SP is a Forest legend abd a fantastic guy but he just isn't cut out for management. I am all for giving a manager time and have been a supporter of stability but SP has to go. The team is leaderless, passionless and our lack of identity with regard to a playing style is shocking. There are no signs of recovery or it getting better with time it just seems to get worse. As one respected journo has written, SP is the ultimate 'new broom' manager, fantastic for the first ten games but then deteriorates over time.
I hope SP does the right thing and steps down as Fawaz is in a lose lose position. If he holds firm things are iikely to get any better. Yet if he sacks SP that % of supporters (not as many as people are implying) blindly loyal to SP will cause a fuss and make noises in the owners direction.
I hope a change is made for the sake of everyone and wish SP well if it does happen.

LeedsRed

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Maybe pearce needs a new number 2. Physcho definitely has the passion and drive to succeed, though his tactical decisions and playing style leave a lot to be desired. Replace ol wiggers and get someone in the peter taylor mould and see what happens. Fans love Pearce, players get on with him too. Maybe somebody who can take the man's will to succeed and intelligently implement it into play. let's face it, not every player plays like Pearce himself, all have their own styles and motivational differences. Maybe our problem is our manager has stressed too hard on our team playing like the old war vet himself, hence losing that creative, intelligent and never say die attitude balance that's so important to win. So yes i think pearce stick to managing the other side of affairs and get a good intelligent classy coach in to re-ignite a push for promotion again. coyr

the ever red tree

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10 Jan 2015 18:06:02
keane and sherwood there to take over from pearce. fawaz drove away without comment, in a bad mood.p45 for pearce before derby i hope

neillnotts62

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Sp needs to go now, enough damage done. He is a Nffc player legend and not a manager. Sherwood imo would be an excellent replacement, need to replace before rams game.

longeatonred

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10 Jan 2015 15:25:58
Roy Keane and Tim sherwood at match today who knows 1 off them could be coming in to help Pearce out

AG

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10 Jan 2015 15:53:01
Good the quicker pearce is out the better

Dan_nsr_1985

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PLEASE!!! not Keane,no,no,no 😞

boilerman

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Hope it's Sherwood (Forest) Keane will get us relegated

F.A.Wazz

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Get both of them in 2 heads better than 1 think old big head would agree

cloughred

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You couldn't do much worse than this with the resources we have.
this is truly painful to watch and we all need putting out of our misery. . Especially SP.


Feels like a spaceship just landed!

forrrest

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I'd take Keeno till the end of the season.

At least we'd get some passion. I feel like I need kissing better after just watching something significant.

The end of the dream.

forrrest

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I think he needs to get keane in as a number 2 and kick the players up the ar*E I just don't think some off the player are playing for him and sw and be need to go

AG

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New players. Same result. SP is my all time favourite. But he is not a manager, time to go I am afraid, good luck to you Stuart. Still a legend

F.A.Wazz

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Think it's Roy Keane has knowledge of this division, as I understand it Pearce had this game to save his job. The meeting with fawaz and player's. Did not go well. You heard it here first

cloughred

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10 Jan 2015 17:58:48
I'd bring Keane or sherwood as number 2 to help pearce.
But all week we've heard all players 100% behind pearce then play like they don't care well if they won't play for pearce or the badge I'd flog the lot of them. Ungrateful set of prima donnas. If it was performance related pay they're be skint.
Fawas needs to stick with Pearce no other manager will want to work with these players apart from a few.

marco123

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What meeting with Fawaz ???Fawaz did not arrive in the country untill late today and didn't get to match untill almost halftime as his plane was delayed

gazza2969 gazza2969

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No way to Keane

Skeg vegas jay

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10 Jan 2015 09:21:21
Gardener def signed yesterday and in the squad today,

1978

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Dont know a lot about him? Centre mid centre holding? Anybody know what he's like?

RedCal

Ed01{Ed001's Note - had a lot of injury problems which have held him back. At one time he was considered their brightest prospect. Keep him fit and he could be a revelation, but keeping him fit is a problem.}

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Yet another player who cannot stay fit, just what we need!!!

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

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09 Jan 2015 19:41:18
Talk in media that we have signed Gary Gardner on loan from villa. Not quite the signing i'd hope for, but I guess it's about living within our means now

Keeno

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09 Jan 2015 21:27:01
NEP say it a done deal and he will be on the bench Sat.

Soc3032

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He can play attacking central midfield. he's my new favourite player.

Cjay

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Good!

Desperately short in the middle. let's hope he brings a pair of balls with him.

forrrest

Ed03{Ed003's Note - You can only play with one though :) }

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Centre forward required now and if we can ship another out a new left back too

Keeno

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I'm happy with this, both SP and PF know him very well.

Hope he has the right attitude, and can help us push.

SteNFFC

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Power and strength in midfield. A new more mobile Moose who can hopefully pass a ball?

Hope his dodgy knee is fixed!

Redinexile Redinexile

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Would have preferred an attempt for the Pep Man but we'll see.

SILKS SILKS

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08 Jan 2015 15:10:12
Daily Flail saying and this also on Beeb that Fawaz is sounding out the players commitment to Pearce,surely that can't be the case,no owner would do that and let it leak to the press,that is not a good way to attract a new manager or instill confidence in current manager 😞

boilerman

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This is Fawaz we're talking about!
Anything is possible. Love the bloke to bits for saving us.
But some of his actions are that of a carry on sketch!
Having his Mum wheeled around the stadium in a wheel chair.
Bringing the entire Kuwait team over to Nottingham and telling them they're on trial.
Or even just not bothering to pay for tickets to the dirty sheep!
Well actually that last one I think we'd all of done!

Trickie23 Trickie23

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08 Jan 2015 16:33:07
No but boilerman it fits the pattern of players not wanting to perform and undermining SP because they don't like his methods or ideas? So Fawaz wants to know who feels what so he can support SP?

bsered

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This does indeed smack of the calamitous approach to running a club apparently favoured by FAH. These are not conditions that would be tolerated by your average manager and, whatever SPs shortcomings as a coach, the club will pay a high price if he leaves against this kind of backdrop.

Number 9

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In a similar situation myself. The "manager" has disconnected. Can you learn anything by asking other members of the team.

This may not result in the dismissal of SP but provide so. e feedback he may not have asked for.

All MDs 360 feedback their directors and share what their managers say. Is this any different. It is how civilised companies work. Employee engagement surveys. Provided it is channelled back to SP in the right way. Good thinking.

Luke Luke

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Absolutely agree Luke it is common place in any professionally run company.

adpurvis23

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Sounds like left wing public sector corporate garbage to me but that's probably because I'm self employed ;)

Wilderbeast

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Definitely not left wing public sector - very much common practice in professionally run private sector businesses. Very effective when done in the correct manner.

adpurvis23

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It happened at our work today, the bosses pa came round asking us all how we are and what we think of the place and how it's working and do we feel like anything needs changing. obviously all the info and feedback was for him but they did it second hand. would it really be a bad thing?he would then find out who has a problem with Pearce and who doesn't. wasnt there a rumour about mackie being a bad egg last year?the split between Lansbury and Reid (although that wasn't footy related). abdoun and djebour not a happy bunch really. lol.
Or do the players not like Pearce being the main man, the one that the fans shout for rather than them?personally that should help them and take pressure of them a little bit. we don't work at the club so it's all speculation.

uptheforest uptheforest

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The "correct manner" would not usually involve reports in the press. It sounds to me like it's either the owner or his representatives making a ham-fisted show of how proactive and on-the-ball they are or it's been leaked by a disgruntled player. Can anyone recall reports of similar activity coming out of a football club? I'm pretty sure SP wouldn't have been okay with details of this sort of exercise finding their way into the papers.

Number 9

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My boss and his nurse walked around today,he said you have all done very well 😊

boilerman

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What did your nurse say, boilerman?

melgarion

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08 Jan 2015 11:55:41
Accord to the Daily Fail Stuart Pearce is coming under increasing scrutiny, Unusually John McGovern was at training on Tuesday. Players are being lobbied as to their feelings about the present situation. Mr Lalou Tifrit who apparently is Fawaz's personal representative is looking into the sitauation.

Dunlop47

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08 Jan 2015 13:14:00
It may not be that SP is being watched, but rather he is being supported, these people might be there because the players are not supporting the manager and deliberately underperforming?Just a wild guess.

bsered

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Bsered your wild guess is what i have been thinking for a long time,but couldn't believe it,if so why. 😞

boilerman

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Speaks of unrest to me and sounds like a pretty shabby way of addressing it.

Number 9

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08 Jan 2015 16:09:14
Whenever a new leader appears there are always those who preferred what was there before and get stuck back in time. It could be that some of the players don't like SP's style and his moves so far. They play well in training but show their displeasure or opposition by not performing in matches. They might not like all the new blokes being brought in and think they have rights since they were established already in the club and the team.I have a feeling the more new players come in the better them team will become. It's like a change of State or Direction. Change makes some people retreat into what was there before "the good old days" etc. If this resentment is in some players' heads then they won't perform.

bsered

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Hmm
I dunno BSR- I get what you're sayin like but the vast majority of SP's starting XI are new players brought in by the current gaffer.
Now shoot me at will BUT psycho at the helm or not I'd be pushing for more time here- he's had 5, 6 months in the job and let's face it everything needed changing not just playing staff.
Add to that the fact that if we started average, had a poor spell then picked up around now nobody would even be talking about a new gaffer?!?
The perfect start is almost what's causing this now because everyone expected it to carry on all season- only it can't it's not realistic!!
Do we really think ANY NEW GAFFER could turn it around?? It's crazy we need time to build and grow not yet ANOTHER change- time and a slow building process are what gets ALL clubs promoted not chopping n changing!!
Let's keep getting behind um eh fellow red dogs?!? We've kept the faith this long!!

NottsLoyal

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If they sack SP I will seriously reconsider renewing my season ticket next season. When he was appointed it felt like everything was starting to fall into place. A long term plan. Stability. All the ingredients to take us back to where we belong. You can't possibly expect Rome to be built in a day. He needs the time he was promised. Be judged at the end of that time. Without a doubt he has bought quality players in. Players like Lansbury need to show their class and step up to the plate. Pearce is hurting make no mistake. We need to support a man who was worshipped when he played for us and was when he took over. COYR

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06 Jan 2015 23:55:35
It's started, rumours of Dan Petrescu being in the frame if SP gets the chop, good or bad?? Don't know much about his career as a manager to be honest, another gamble I think.

Daz   Daz

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Dan is a good and well respected manager. I am not so sure he would be at one with the owner.}

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I would rather have Karl Robinson our tim sherwood

AG

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Petrescu to the rescue?

Number 9

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I think that sooner or later SP will get the chop I just cannot see him getting us playing very sad to see him go but I think he will go does anybody know what happened to george burley I used to think he was a good manager not sure what happened to him the other 1 I would give a go to which I wasn't keen on at first would be Zola I just want somebody who plays attractive football and does over engineer things with crazy tactics

Ozzy red

Ed01{Ed001's Note - I think Burley is out of work, but Zola has just taken a Serie A job with Cagliari, and they lost their first match under him 5-0 at the weekend.}

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Thanks ed not sure what I actually thought Zola did well at Watford & was in the running for our job when SP got it as for burley I just thought his teams always entertained that was why I hought of him as he plays football the forest way as for stuart I'm gutted it's going the way it has and despite all these people saying give him time what about other managers that's only had the same time as him and are doing better with far less resources ie the fellow at Watford the worry is there is no improvement not 1 bit what do you think mate do you think fawaz will call time on him? I hope the fans don't start going off at him if he does because in my opinion it would be well justified what's you're thoughts?

Ozzy red

Ed01{Ed001's Note - Zola did play good football, but the results were not so good, similar to the way Roberto Martinez is now struggling at Everton.
Burley I think could be a good fit at Forest, as he was very much in the mould of Clough, in terms of the way he liked his players to conduct themselves on the pitch. Not just passing football, but the respect shown to match officials. Burley would not allow his players to surround and hound the ref like so many managers do, something that Clough was also very well known for.
Fawaz has never had a well thought out long term plan in place, Pearce was supposed to be the first step in that. A man to unite the fans and rebuild the club from top to bottom. So long as Pearce can keep the fans behind him, I would expect Fawaz to hang on, unless the club drops into the relegation dogfight in a big way. Other than that, I expect him to review it at the end of the season, like he intended. Hard to tell with Fawaz, he is impulsive and may act on a whim and just say enough is enough at any moment. I am sure that is helpful in the business world, where decisiveness is key, but in football, you need to learn to act at the right moments. The one thing I am sure of though, is that he, as he was advised repeatedly at the time, realises it was a mistake to not insist Pearce started the job immediately full time when it was agreed. So much time was wasted then.}

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Let's be sensible about this. We have had 7 managers in the last 3. 5 years (inlcuding Gary Brazil) each of which has "failed" for one reason or another. The definition of stupidity is "to keep on doing the same thing and expecting a different result!" Changing the manager again is not the answer. Plus, who would come given that we have a transfer embargo hanging over us? No manager wants to inherit a team that is perceived as failing and not have the ability (other than loans) to make his mark by making changes.
There is something else wrong. Personally I think it's the lack of a leader. With Reid and Cohen missing there is no will to dig in. As soon as we can have a leader on the pitch things will change. With Hobbs back this might help us (but I saw no evidence of this at Spotland on Saturday) so it seems we need to get Reid back ASAP. Patience fellow Reds, the ship will turn ;-)

MattC

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MattC, spot on 100% agreement with your post.

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

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Good post mattC we definitely need a voice on the pitch with 2 big games coming up, after saturday i said enough is enough but i do want pearce to do well, but is there anyone out there who could do a better job with these players don't forget we have an embargo on us, keep the faith with pyscho & the players & i think it will turn around for us soon

worksop red

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I am disappointed with how things have turned out after a promising start, Cohen was a massive loss for us. I have always had reservations about Pearce but I for one believe fawaz needs to publicly back our manager. I don't think other than hoddle there is anyone I would want. We can ride this out but the players need to grow a pair and get this season back on track. Hobbs is a type of player I would want to start dishing out some rollockings in the dressing room. A couple of loan signings would be good but need starting players not squad players. Come on lads and lasses forget the speculation about sp and let's get behind him like we have done all season, it can only get better, can't it ?

Reddaz

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07 Jan 2015 15:51:24
MattC
In what sense did Sean O'Driscoll fail?

PitPony

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Just a thought but is picking the same players, using the same tactics, getting the same poor results and not changing anything when you continue to get those same results, also a definition of stupidity!? I honestly want (ed) SP to get it right but things just have not progressed on the pitch over the last 5 months or so. We have gone backwards and the performances and results just seem to be getting worse! I really hope he can turn it around quickly otherwise I fear his time will be up!

ashleybult

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Dan Petrescu.
No thankyou.

SteNFFC

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I cannot believe we have arrived at this point. As a season ticket holder I have seen 1st hand the decline in results and subsequently performances. This has as everyone probably realises coincides with the game against Derby where we lost the heart of our team in 3 players. It was devastating watching Cohen on the floor and we all knew what he'd done. Those players have not played since. Any manager would struggle losing their best 3 players. Imagine Madrid without Ronaldo, bale or benzema? If we sack Pearce then the heart of our team will be further destroyed. I believe he is the man to take us forward. Not one person in this country loves our club more than him. Then replace him with someone who sees us as a stepping stone to something better. Pearce has started building a platform where we won't be solely reliant on fawaz's money. He needs time. He needs our support. So get behind him.

KingsLynnRed

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Read Gary Birtles column. That says it all. Most sensible thing I have read for ages.

KingsLynnRed

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Completely agree with PitPony's question. O'driscoll didn't fail and barely spent in comparison such a shame he was sacked. We were moving in right direction under him.

RedCal

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PitPony, that's why I put "failed" in quotes, i. e. he didn't fail but was sacked anyway because he was considered to not be the one to take us forward. I'm just emphasisng the point that changing the manager is not the right approach.

I read Birtle's column. Spot on.

MattC

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06 Jan 2015 17:46:11
Andrew Johnson just been released and Nottinghsm Forest are reported to be interested

J-Dog

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Would be are ally good addition ,to the treatment table!

CARLO

carlo

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Released from where prison?

Ihavethelongestnameonthisforum Ihavethelongestnameonthisforum

Ed01{Ed001's Note - Palace.}

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06 Jan 2015 18:34:57
No thanks!!! It's a target man who can hold up the ball and bring other players in (our own players obviously) Lars not ready yet.

Daz Daz

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He ain't done jack for ages and ages. Doesn't score anymore but my god he has to be better than Lars.

Never seen anyone look more ill at ease on a football pitch than Lars.

forrrest

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We are going to see loads of names linked to the mighty reds. would like to see someone actually joining, transfer window has been open ages now.

Even Charlton have signed a striker Tony Watt from Standard Leige (or however it's spelt).

Another Red in Bielefeld Another Red in Bielefeld

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Is 6 days really classed as ages?

uptheforest uptheforest

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We don't need another striker, least of all a target man, Fryatt plays that role more than adequately. Two things we need: a central midfield playmaker & a system & style that the players are comfortable playing.

Cjay

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Cjay
Methinks you are watching a different game!

Why do you think the ball keeps coming back when played up to the strikers?

Because our front men keep getting bullied off the ball!

Yes we need a creative midfielder and better full backs but Fryatt apart our front line options lacks experience and Dex is past his best

Redinexile Redinexile

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Redindenile: The lack of attacking midfielder is clouding the issue here. Our central midfielders operate like defensive midfielders, not confident to venture forward with ball at feet. The gap between central midfield & strikers tends to bridged by high balls with a 6"4 CB on on your back. If they are lucky enough to receive a ball to feet, then they can only hold it for so long before a viable option is needed. With the wide men covered & central midfield too deep. What next? Until you change the way we play, another hold up striker will have the same problem. A hold player is only as good as the service he receives & the options open to him thereafter.

Cjay

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07 Jan 2015 11:11:56
Tbh We don't need another striker, especially a target man.
We need to get the ball to feet to Assombalonga and let him run, that's why he's not keeping the ball we are not a long ball team.
We need to replace Darlow and replace Reid, with the latter probably having only 2 years left in his career, if we struggle now with him injured then we are up the creek when he retires.
I don't think we could afford his full wages but we need a leader and Charlie Adams could be that man in midfield.

Redkev222

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Don't agree Cjay, 1 goal in 39 Attempts on goal in last 2 games (only 8 actually on target too) suggest we need someone who can finish not creating more chances for us to put miles wide. We need a leader on the park more than anything and someone to organise at the back.

NFFCDave

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NFFC Dave: Its a poor return, that's not up for debate. Stats can be misleading tho, of the 39 how many are speculative long range shots? I never get the impression when watching us we are wasteful with chances. More so we don't create enough. When the opposition sit deep we can't create for him in the box, nor give him any quality delivery from out wide. When the opposition press us we haven't the quality to give him something to run on to. he's 5 million pounds worth of finishing talent. let's give him something to finish. Reids reintroduction will confirm our problems lay firmly in midfield.

Cjay

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