Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Earnshaw Brace Ends A Decent Pre-Season

Earnshaw Brace Ends A Decent Pre-Season

Nottingham Forest have ended their preparations for the new season in the Championship, with a 3-2 win over Notts County.

The final warm up game before the season proper starts next week, saw striker Robert Earnshaw bag a brace. It brings to an end a decent preseason for Forest, that will give the club and fans alike a lot of heart.

Whilst preseason games will always be a poor yardstick as to how well a team is going to perform, this one for Forest has been more positive than many of late. Calderwood will still have a few question marks hanging over his head from last season, but on the evidence shown in the warm up games, it looks like the team may be set to provide a more entertaining style of play that is at least easier on the eye than what was served up last year.

Today's game at Meadow Lane was a close run one in the end, but barring a final 10 minute spell in which the home side pulled a couple back, the Reds were home and dry and were comfortable winners long before Notts almost drew level.

Robert Earnshaw became the latest player to be singled out for praise by the manager, when Calderwood told the official site. 'I was toying with the idea of not starting with Robert, just giving him a rest, but when I talked to him he made it clear he wanted to play. He took his goals really well and looked sharp and full of confidence. Robert has brought so much more to the club than we expected - his attitude is spot - on and he gives so much more to the younger members of the squad.'

That should hopefully give our main goal threat for the season ahead, the perfect boost before the meeting with Reading next Sunday at the City Ground. All in all, not a bad preseason and one that will at least put us all in a positive mood for it come the start next week.




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:guinless
Date:Saturday August 2 2008
Time: 6:45PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest Confirm Derby Kick-Off Changes

The league matches against Derby, scheduled for December and March, have had changes to the kick-off times. Kick-offs have been brought forward a couple of hours to 1pm.

Squad Assessment Then Montainer Enters The Market

Montainer will now start assessing his options before he starts looking to recruit 'several players' to help Nottingham Forest have a successful Championship season.

Vellios Seals Forest Switch

Montanier has made his first signing since being confirmed at Nottingham Forest's new Head Coach. He's snapped up former Everton striker Vellios from Iraklis Thessaloniki.

Montanier Relishing Forest Challenge

New head coach Philippe Montanier has now been presented to the media for his first press conference, and he's obviously excited about the challenge Nottingham Forest...

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile
Those Feet
no email
Profile
WillT
no email
Profile
Galaxy42
no email
Profile
Mark2310
no email
Profile
bazforest
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MK Dons MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
de Vries12%
Lichaj0%
Mills1%
Fox1%
Jokic11%
Tesche0%
Gardner1%
Cohen35%
O Burke1%
O'Grady1%
Osborn3%
Sub - Mancienne1%
Sub - Assombalonga31%
Sub - Mendes da Graca2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Widdow8
2.trickynumber58
3.radfordinlondon7
4.Our Kids Dad7
5.marshal997
6.in_the_top_one7
7.PVH6
8.the jock5
9.Mark23105
10.Apollyon5