UK time is: 20:12:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Forest Start The Billy Davies Dynasty With A Win

New Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies got the perfect start to his tenure, with a 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Charlton at The Valley today.

Davies started with the same side that had performed so heroically at Manchester City in the FA Cup last week, but it was a contrasting performance from the lads as they withstood a barrage of attacks from the home side, for almost the entire game.

From almost the first kick, the Addicks took control of the game and had two clear cut chances in the opening minutes. Smith pulled off an excellent save from 16 year old wonder kid Jonjo Shelvey, after he hit a great shot as the home side dominated the first half hour.

Charlton were playing like a side fighting for survival and would have felt hard done to on 33 minutes when Tyson got the opener. Thornhill sent in a decent cross that was met by Anderson. His pass found Tyson, who had an easy tap in from close range. Two minutes later it was Little Earn who popped up to get his 9th of the season and deliver a hammer blow to the home side, that they wouldn't recover from.

The second half was more of the same, with Charlton piling on the pressure in search of a break. Alas, for them, it wasn't to be. This was almost like a playback of many Forest games under Calderwood. Under his stewardship, we outplayed many teams, only to come away with nothing. The same could be said of Charlton today.

For the second week running, it was the strikers on the scoresheet and for the second week running, it was a a clean sheet for the keeper and his shaky defence. There's plenty for the manager to think about after this one and although it wasn't vintage, it gives him the perfect opportunity to assess his needs to ensure our survival. It wasn't pretty, but it was a win. I think we'll all take that, after the season we've had so far. Well done to Billy and well done to the lads.




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:Saturday January 10 2009

Time: 7:19PM

Your Comments

Well done to the lads & the perfect start for Billy - winning, like losing, is an easy habit to get into
Old Big Ed
Don't think it will be long before we see a few arrivals!
Our Kids Dad
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Archived 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 378
2. da fuq 314
3. PVH 272
4. toms 238
5. MarvinsPA 210
6. arthursleftball 198
7. MrsBrownsBoys 177
8. Behind Red Eyes 169
9. PorksOfLTLF 169
10. Hang The DJ 152

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 5 - 2 Forest
Forest 3 - 3 Sheff Wed
Forest 1 - 2 Millwall
Ipswich 1 - 1 Forest
Forest 0 - 1 Charlton
Derby County 5 - 0 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Ipswich 42 17 13 12 8 64
9. Bournemouth 42 17 11 14 1 62
10. Blackburn 42 15 15 12 3 60
11. Forest 42 14 17 11 4 59
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 42 13 15 14 -2 54

Breaking League News

DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Derby County - History
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:10:00
DRFC Hooper in charge of Derby clash
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:09:00
Glovers Recall Foley
Yeovil : 16/04/2014 19:34:00
Vital Latics Wembley Coach Raffle Winners
Wigan : 16/04/2014 18:34:00
Midfielder frustrated with red return
Reading : 16/04/2014 18:01:00
Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension
Sheff Wed : 16/04/2014 15:52:00
Charlton 1-2 Barnsley
Charlton : 16/04/2014 13:54:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who would be the right No.2 For Stuart Pearce?
Suggested By:  gedling52
Steve Wigley 9%
Johnny Rotten 5%
Ray Wilkins 22%
Colin Calderwood 5%
Neil Warnock 5%
Colin Cooper 33%
Brian Roy 0%
John McGovern 0%
Brian Laws 16%
A N Other 5%