UK time is: 17:56:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Final Countdown: Squeaky Bum Time Part 4

This was the penultimate weekend of the season and one in which the Reds' hoped to ensure our Championship survival, but apart from Southampton booking the second relegation spot, nothing else was decided.

Forest earned what could prove to be a vital point on a bog of a pitch at Blackpool and could have ran away with all three, but for some excellent goalkeeping from Paul Rachubka. Dexter Blackstock, who continues to impress opened the scoring for Forest, with a well worked goal on 9 mins. Former Red, Brett Ormerod levelled before half time and in the process earned the home side a draw and with it, guaranteed safety for the Seasiders. Even though the homeside went down to 10 men, with the second half sending off of Evatt, the lads couldn't find a way through a dogged Blackpool defence.

Thanks to draws for Barnsley, Plymouth and Southampton, we could have the luxury of going into the last game of the season with the Saints already safe. That all depends on Reading beating Norwich on Monday at Carrow Road, live on Sky at 7.45pm. Come on you Royals!

It was never going to be a nice and easy last day of the campaign, though it still could be. Regardless of how things work themselves out next Sunday, Forest have it in their own hands to decide their own fate. A win on Sunday over relegated Southampton, will guarantee our Championship status for next season. So it's a big well done to Billy The Scruff, for at least getting us this far. He did say his greatest achievement in football, would be keeping us up. The fat lady might not be singing just yet, but she is is going through her warm up routine. Let's just hope she's not singing for us.




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



For the very latest Championship odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




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

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 26 2009

Time: 8:00AM

Your Comments

There are so many things that can happen next week, but at the end of the day, all we have to do is win a football match against Southampton and we're safe.
God Almighty
There are so many things that can happen next week, but at the end of the day, all we have to do is win a football match against Southampton and we're safe.
God Almighty
You'd have to play the worst football ever to mess it up at home to saints, they're in a right mess, probably none of them feel like even stepping out on the pitch! Well done forest, the first season in the championship is a tough one! Come on Reading!
yorkie_tyke
You'd have to play the worst football ever to mess it up at home to saints, they're in a right mess, probably none of them feel like even stepping out on the pitch! Well done forest, the first season in the championship is a tough one! Come on Reading!
yorkie_tyke
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest v Leeds Match Preview (Friday December 19 2014)

Forest v Leeds - How Will It Go? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Fox - Follow The Yellow Brick Beard (Thursday December 18 2014)

Pearce - Be More Assured Against Leeds (Thursday December 18 2014)

Lascelles Bailed!! (Thursday December 18 2014)

We Needed More (Thursday December 18 2014)

Former Forest Boss Keen On Rangers (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Forest Fan Wins Transfer Fund (Wednesday December 17 2014)

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 298
2. Jimmy Gordon 258
3. LyttleByLyttle 170
4. Calvin Plummer 149
5. Ingy 136
6. Brettwilliamslipcap 135
7. Our Kids Dad 132
8. toms 126
9. RedSmedDownUnder 123
10. Polly 433 103

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 1 - 1 Leeds Utd
Rotherham 0 - 0 Forest
Forest 1 - 1 Charlton
Birmingham 2 - 1 Forest
Wolves 0 - 3 Forest
Forest 2 - 1 Norwich

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Watford 22 11 5 6 16 38
7. Norwich 22 9 7 6 11 34
8. Blackburn 22 9 7 6 3 34
9. Forest 22 7 10 5 5 31
10. Wolves 22 8 7 7 -7 31
11. Cardiff 22 8 6 8 -1 30
12. Charlton 22 6 12 4 -1 30

Breaking League News

Clark - Bournemouth Performance Not Acceptable
Blackpool : 21/12/2014 17:53:00
Just a point for Wolves against the Gulls
Wolves : 21/12/2014 17:02:00
Royals boss reflects on first game
Reading : 21/12/2014 16:56:00
Birmingham Winners of LG Performance Award
Birmingham : 21/12/2014 15:19:00
Birmingham's Cotterill Delights With Winner
Birmingham : 21/12/2014 15:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Darlow 0%
Lichaj 0%
Wilson 0%
Fox 0%
Hunt 0%
Tesche 0%
Mancienne 0%
Lansbury 0%
Antonio 0%
Fryatt 0%
Blackstock 0%
Sub:-Assombalonga 0%
Sub:-Burke 0%
Sub:-Paterson 0%