Nottingham Forest - Has Doughty Given Andrew Cole The Boot ?
UK time is: 11:17:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Has Doughty Given Andrew Cole The Boot ?

Nottingham Forest is in danger of becoming a shambolic laughing stock, if the latest rumours doing the rounds have any legs.

First up today, the internet is rife with news of players brawling, following a night out at the Gatecrasher nightclub. Choose anyone of the myriad of Forest forums for the latest on that one.

Secondly and with a bit more meat on the bone, The Guardian is claiming that Chairman Nigel Doughty has terminated the contract of star striker Andrew Cole. To say the former Man Utd player has been a bit of a disappointment, would be an understatement. But since his arrival in the summer, he's not exactly set the place alight. In 11 appearances for the club (5 as sub), he's not found the net once.

The worrying thing about the Cole incident, is why this has been done by Doughty and not Calderwood? The credit crunch must be hitting our benefactor a little harder than we think if that's the case. Maybe Doughty believes that the rumoured 15k per week paid to Cole, is better in the his pocket than the players.

If Doughty is now making these kind of decisions, then it doesn't look too good for Calderwood. His time is up, as far as many of the supporters are concerned, but the list of suitable and available replacements is short.

Hopefully this is all just wild speculation, but as the saying goes, there's no smoke without fire. That said, it wouldn't be the biggest surprise to hear that Cole's contract had been ended by mutual consent. As for the players brawling, rumours are that it will appear in the NEP tomorrow. With only 6 days to go to the showdown with the Sheep, this is not the news we need.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 27 2008

Time: 7:51PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Is a bit of a strange one, good to have a goalscorer like Andrew Cole around the squad, but if his wages are big then probably better without him!
Boxer
Report Abuse
27/10/2008 22:33:00

its ok having a goal scorer like him on your books.....but only if he is scoring the goals !!!!
lincolnblue
Report Abuse
28/10/2008 09:14:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

No Pressure To Sell (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Forest 1-1 Swansea - Friendly (Sunday July 26 2015)

Season-Long Hamer Loan (Sunday July 26 2015)

Tesche's Heart Is At Forest (Wednesday July 22 2015)

Friendly - Doncaster 1-1 Forest (Wednesday July 22 2015)

Darius Has Left The Building? (Monday July 20 2015)

Patience Is A Virtue (Monday July 20 2015)

Friendly - Stevenage 0-3 Forest (Sunday July 19 2015)

Archived Nottingham Forest Articles

List All Vital Forest Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. PVH 387
2. Calvin Plummer 295
3. Jimmy Gordon 290
4. orbitalforest 283
5. MrsBrownsBoys 271
6. Pope John XXIII 234
7. the jock 223
8. da fuq 169
9. LyttleByLyttle 160
10. wesimmo 97

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Trust Bowyer's Delfouneso Judgement
Blackburn : 28/07/2015 11:13:00
Former Man City Trainee on Trial at Birmingham
Birmingham : 28/07/2015 11:09:01
Benfica B 1-0 Birmingham City
Birmingham : 28/07/2015 10:57:00
If Pinillos Signs McLaughlin Can Leave
Forest : 28/07/2015 10:27:00
Sako set to complete West Brom switch
Wolves : 28/07/2015 10:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Darlow 0%
Kane 2%
Hobbs 2%
Lascelles 10%
Mancienne 2%
Lansbury 4%
Gardner 12%
Vaughan 4%
Burke 2%
Blackstock 20%
Antonio 4%
Sub - Akpom 4%
Sub - Paterson 6%
Sub - Osborn 28%