Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Time For Forest Players To Stand Up And Be Counted

Time For Forest Players To Stand Up And Be Counted

When things go bad at the City Ground, they go very bad and these past seven days for Forest have been as bad as any over the last ten years. The mood on Trentside is a little gloomy of late and that's putting it very mildly indeed.

The week began with the second defeat in 7 days, with a 5-0 thumping at Burnley. On the back of that came yet more news of Forest players alledgedly doing what Forest players do best, with more stories of late night drinking and poor behaviour. That news was tempered, with the tale of the Hare returning home, to help us in our bid for Championship survival. Just as you thought things couldn't get any worse they did, when Harewood decided to sign for todays' opponents Wolves instead of us. In fairness to the Hare, the decision was a no brainer. The possibility of Prem football next season with Wolves, or a not so good time with us?

The failure to sign Harewood is just one example of the mess we're in. It shows that the much maligned acquisition panel isn't really doing it's job and that calls to hand control of transfers to the gaffer, might not be such a bad idea after all. We spent the best part of a week trying to land our former hero, only for Wolves to come in at the death and take him from under our noses. You can't blame them or the player for that.

The club made the unusual announcement on Friday, in telling us their bid for the Hare was unsucccessful. They blamed the player for a last minute change of heart, when they thought the deal was wrapped up. The sad fact is, that NFFC failed to land their man and Wolves did and in half the time.

The troublesome week at Forest shows no sign of ending, as Wolves stroll into to town for what on paper should be their easiest three points of the season. I'm hoping the lads give a response today and show that they have a little pride in what they do. The previous two performances indicate that they don't and have shown that they couldn't care less about this club. That attitude today will see us on the end of another grand tonking at the hands of the Championship leaders. It's up to them to stand up and be counted now and at least put in a performance, that shows they are worthy of wearing the shirt.



For the very latest Championship odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




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

Writer:guinless
Date:Saturday March 21 2009
Time: 8:14AM

Comments

0
Against the number one team in the division this is a hard ask. Think the best you can hope for is one point, but is that enough?
Thaibluefan
22/03/2009 06:26:00
0
Against the number one team in the division this is a hard ask. Think the best you can hope for is one point, but is that enough?
Thaibluefan
22/03/2009 06:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest Will Fight Any Rangers Compensation Claims

Nottingham Forest have promised they will fight any claims of compensation from Rangers over manager Mark Warburton.

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

Brereton Linked With Liverpool Again

Youngster Ben Brereton's call up for the first time to the England Under 19 setup has also achieved a repetition of the speculation linking him with the likes of Liverpool.

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

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)

Derby MotM
Suggested By:
Smith12%
Mancienne0%
Worrall0%
Fox1%
Pinillos29%
Vaughan8%
Cohen3%
Brereton9%
Clough10%
Osborn0%
Assombalonga1%
Sub-McCormack0%
Sub-Cash0%
Sub-Vellios27%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Apollyon188
2.Pope John XXIII179
3.AdebolaCornflakes134
4.Calvin Plummer119
5.Sniffer Dog103
6.toms94
7.Our Kids Dad87
8.LyttleByLyttle86
9.da fuq80
10.Giuseppe Garibaldi77
Vital Football Comment