Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Calderwood Knows It's Not "Just Another Game"

Calderwood Knows It's Not

Forest manager Colin Calderwood has the chance to win a few of his doubters over tomorrow, when we take on arch rivals D*rby County. A win for the Reds' at Prideless Park, could earn him some much needed street cred and ease the mounting pressure from those calling for his head.

Unlike one of his predecessors Joe Kinnear, Calderwood is aware of the importance of this fixture and knows what it means to the fans. Kinnear suffered defeat at Prideless Park back in 2004 and his expression 'it's just another game' was to be part of his downfall.

Calderwood has been careful not to fall into the same trap and told the official site. 'Almost since the day we got promotion until the fixtures came out, it was one I was despeate to be involved in and sample the atmosphere. I want to enjoy it and that's what I intend to do.'

Defeat at the Sheepdip will see many supporters calling for his resignation, but victory could see him win a few over and increase his popularity on the terraces. There's no doubting he needs it and there's no better way of achieving it than a win over the Sheep. Forest go into the game as underdogs with only 2 wins all season. The Sheep on the otherhand are in a decent run of form, having only lost one of their last ten. If Calderwood can pull it off on Sunday, he may well have saved his job and in the process earned some credibility from the fans.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:guinless
Date:Saturday November 1 2008
Time: 10:16AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Duo Get European Championship Calls

Nottingham Forest duo David Vaughan and Jamie Ward have been named in their respective countries' squads for this summer's European Championships in France.

How Much Have Forest Earned Since 1992?

With the £100million television ceiling being broken this season and handed to one club, where do Nottingham Forest fall in all time Premier League payments table?

Is Garcia coming to Nottingham Forest?

Garcia recently became the 9/4 favourite for the Nottingham Forest managerial vacancy. If Garcia was to be appointed at Forest how would he turn out?

Who Will Forest Face In 2016/17 (30/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Championship for 2016/17 is now known.

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%
Lichaj1%
Mills1%
Fox2%
Jokic7%
Tesche1%
Gardner2%
Cohen34%
O Burke1%
O'Grady1%
Osborn4%
Sub - Mancienne2%
Sub - Assombalonga31%
Sub - Mendes da Graca1%

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.RedRoss2
2.exquisite forest2
3.vdub1
4.Pope John XXIII1
5.marshal991
6.malc081
7.Jimmy Gordon1
8.forestfire_591
9.bgmineralman1
10.algorfafan1