Nottingham Forest - Doughty and Arthur - Dumb and Dumber
UK time is: 23:06:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Doughty and Arthur - Dumb and Dumber

If you were to casually come across the official site of Nottingham Forest Football Club, as a novice to the beautiful game, you'd be forgiven for not knowing that it's a club in crisis.

Looking at the Home Page gives no indication that we sit rooted to the bottom of the Championship, six points adrift of safety and in the midst of yet another managerial upheavel. The wheels of the Forest propaganda machine have been well oiled and are running at full pelt, with news that four of the youngsters have been offered new contracts, Moloney's been recalled from his loan spell and Arsene Wenger thinks we're grrrrrrreat.

It seems that our Chairman and Chief Executive, believe that silence is golden and are very much of the opinion that it's a case of 'least said, soonest mended' as far as the supporters are concerned. It doesn't appear to matter that the fans of this once great club are frantically searching for news of what the hell is going on, or that they once again fear for it's very future. Doughty and Arthur have so far failed to utter a single word to the fans about the speculation in the press and on the internet about Calderwood.

You'd at least think as a small measure of respect to the manager himself, that they would give some clarification. But we've so far heard nothing from either Doughty or Arthur. There's been no confirmation and certainly no denial, that a new manager is on the horizon.

The immediate future for NFFC looks uncertain and with the loan window a matter of hours away from closing, it looks very bleak indeed. The team is in dire need of fresh faces, but news on that front is quiet as well. It looks a safe bet to say that we won't get anyone in and that can only mean further trouble for the team and fans ahead. No news is not good news, we do have a right to be informed, or at least given an indication as to what is going on. You either back him, or sack him. Doesn't seem too difficult to me. The silence eminating from the club speaks volumes about those in charge, they clearly have no regard for the fans, when we've stood by the club. We've stood by it throughout Doughty's time at the club and we'll stand by it long after he's gone. When Doughty and Arthur do decide to end their silence, they had better choose their words carefully. We've heard the excuses for failure before and we can do without them again.




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:Thursday November 27 2008

Time: 9:18PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Lansbury Out, Foderingham In? (Thursday May 28 2015)

Jutkiewicz And O'Hara Linked (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Pre Season Tour Of Sweden (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Forest Know 2015-16 Opponents (Monday May 25 2015)

Mills Holds Forest Talks (Sunday May 24 2015)

Chettle's Second Chance? (Monday May 18 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. Jimmy Gordon 506
2. PVH 403
3. Calvin Plummer 248
4. the jock 218
5. da fuq 194
6. orbitalforest 191
7. Pope John XXIII 178
8. ZedRed 174
9. MrsBrownsBoys 156
10. LyttleByLyttle 134

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Cardiff 46 16 14 16 -4 62
12. Charlton 46 14 18 14 -6 60
13. Sheff Wed 46 14 18 14 -6 60
14. Forest 46 15 14 17 2 59
15. Leeds Utd 46 15 11 20 -11 56
16. Huddersfield 46 13 16 17 -17 55
17. Fulham 46 14 10 22 -21 52

Breaking League News

Martin Making Progress
Derby County : 28/05/2015 21:49:00
Lansbury Out, Foderingham In?
Forest : 28/05/2015 20:37:01
Toffolo Will Fight For Place
Norwich : 28/05/2015 20:02:00
Duo On Welsh Standby List
Charlton : 28/05/2015 19:46:01
Hogan Injury Update
Brentford : 28/05/2015 19:18:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Darlow 6%
Kane 4%
Hobbs 0%
Lascelles 9%
Mancienne 4%
Lansbury 4%
Gardner 4%
Vaughan 4%
Burke 4%
Blackstock 22%
Antonio 0%
Sub - Akpom 4%
Sub - Paterson 4%
Sub - Osborn 31%