Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Nigel Doughty - New Stadium And The Premiership

Nigel Doughty - New Stadium And The Premiership

Nottingham Forest Chairman Nigel Doughty has spoken about the clubs' plans for the new stadium and his desire to get back to the Premiership.

Although he could be accused of just giving us a sales pitch and spinning us a yarn about how good things are at Fortress City Ground these days, he is quite revealing and honest in what he says.

Speaking to the official site, he revealed how the clubs' plans for the new stadium were going and what they were dependant on. 'Plans for our new stadium are progressing, though this will always be dependent on the World Cup being held in England in 2008. If this is not the case, then it is probable that we will rebuild the Main Stand and refurbish the City Ground to give us all a stadium we can be proud of in the coming decades.'

That will come as either good or bad news to the fans, depending what side of the fence you sit on regarding our potential new home.

Doughty almost admits that things haven't always been done the way they should have been in the past and says the club has revised the wage structure for players. 'Contracts are linked to the potential of our playing staff, with an incentive structure that anticipates success.' That sounds like an end to the crazy salaries that some players were rumoured to be on and has to be the way forward for football in general. The more success the club achieves, the more the players earn. I can't see many fans arguing with that.


He says he has plans to get us back in the Premiership, but fortunately avoids any direct mention of a '5 year plan.' He confirmed what we already know about the acquisitions team we now have in place for transfers when he said. 'No longer do we buy on the hunch or intuition of one person. Our transfer process is as thoroughly researched and analysed as any business decision would be.'

All in all, it's the usual positive rhetoric, that any club Chairman would come out with at this time of year, in the hope of selling a few more season tickets. But reading between the lines, you get the feeling that he genuinely feels the club is now on the up and that maybe the bad times are behind us.

What do you think about what Doughty has to say? Have your say on the forum today.




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

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

Writer:guinless
Date:Sunday August 10 2008
Time: 8:22PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Highlights - Leeds (a)

Nottingham Forest secured a one-nil win over Leeds in the Championship on Saturday.

Stats: Leeds v Nottingham Forest

All the stats from Leeds (0) vs (1) Nottingham Forest, Elland Road, 6/2/16 Att: 24,079

Leeds v Forest; Vital's Match Preview.

Dougie Freedman and his Nottingham Forest side travel to Elland Road to take on Steve Evans's Leeds United in the weekends Championship action.

Match Day Officials v Leeds

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Leeds United this weekend.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Profile
Those Feet
Profile
WillT
Profile
Galaxy42
Profile
Mark2310
Profile
bazforest
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
de Vries0%
Lichaj0%
Mills10%
Mancienne0%
Jokic0%
Gardner30%
Ward0%
Tesche0%
Vaughan10%
Osborn0%
Castro Oliveira50%
Sub - O Burke0%
Sub - Blackstock0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
2 Middlesbrough 28 17 5 6 56 23
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
21 MK Dons 29 7 6 16 27 -18
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Burnley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Calvin Plummer134
2.Kyrano129
3.Jimmy Gordon82
4.the jock79
5.PVH67
6.da fuq58
7.paz196757
8.orbitalforest51
9.Our Kids Dad38
10.LetchworthRed38