Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

The t10red Forest v Burnley Match Preview

The t10red Forest v Burnley Match Preview

Over to you Colin

As if picking the team up from a 5-1 demolition in the Black Country wasn't enough Colin Calderwood heads into this weekends City Ground clash against Burnley with something of a tactical headache after yet more players checked into the treatment room.

At left back it seems as though it is a straight choice between Joe Heath and Chris Cohen to fill Julian Bennett's considerable shoes. Cohen apparently started off at left back and CC may well opt to put him in given his experience at first team level but his selection in defence would leave a hole in the middle, which would not be filled that easily in Lewis McGugan's absence.

I've not seen that much of Joe Heath but the summer transfer policy was to rely on the youngsters as back up for such positions and given the midfield scarcity tomorrow he could well be his chance to shine.

CCs tactical conundrum doesn't end there though and he must decide whether Andrew (the Artist formerly known as Andy) Cole should be handed his first start in the Garibaldi. After coming through a behind closed doors game in the week he appears to be on the verge of full fitness but I still think he'll be kept on the bench for now. The attack that caused constant headaches for the Hornets in the last home league outing should have the ability to create similar chances, although it seems likely that Tyson will be preferred to McCleary. Cole could be priceless to help change the game or come on as a calming influence to kill the game.

That would prob leave us with -

Smith, Chambers, Wilson, Morgan, Heath, Moussi, Perch, Cohen, Tyson, Martin, Earnshaw

Many people have been looking to see how the players are adapting to a higher level - tomorrow's tactical choices might well offer us an insight into how capable CC is in this division.....

Thanks to t10red for another cracking article! You can check out more of t10's musings on all things Forest, at his very own Blog. Check out what else he has to say at trentender.blogspot.com.




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

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

Writer:t10red
Date:Saturday September 13 2008
Time: 8:11AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Goalscorer Cummings Will Continue To Improve

Fresh from his arrival at Nottingham Forest, Jason Cummings has been praised by former Hibernian teammate, ex-Forest, Norwich and Aston Villa forward too, Grant Holt.

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By:
Smith19%
Mancienne2%
Worrall1%
Mills0%
Lichaj1%
Vaughan4%
Ward45%
Cohen2%
Osborn1%
Carayol1%
Assombalonga21%
Sub-Clough1%
Sub-Brereton1%
Sub-Cash1%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Apollyon291
2.Pope John XXIII209
3.Widdow177
4.mao tse tung164
5.da fuq124
6.Calvin Plummer101
7.Jimmy Gordon96
8.Ingy96
9.Our Kids Dad90
10.the jock90
Write for Vital Football