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Forest Issue Take It Or Leave It Offers

Forest Issue Take It Or Leave It Offers

So far this summer, it's been a fairly active and successful transfer window for the Reds' and with any luck it will become more so in the coming weeks.

Despite the current world wide economic recession, NFFC are one of the few football clubs with cash to spend and Forest Chairman Nigel Doughty hopes to benefit from the fact that most other clubs are skint. Doughtys' opinion is that it's a buyers market and he's out to make the most of it and aims to do it with a manager he can finally trust with his hard earned cash.

So far this summer Forest have brought in Adebola, McGoldrick, Anderson and Camp and all for comparatively little money (McGoldrick being the exception, at just over a million). Billy Davies has other names on his hit list, but they will cost more.

It was Davies' intention to have his squad assembled in time for the beginning of pre season training, but thanks to other clubs moving the goalposts, changing managers, or Chairmen praying for a bidding war, Davies has for the moment been left short of what he wants. Billy is a determined and persuasive man and has impressed Nigel Doughty enough to prize his hand off his wallet and to splash his cash. Whatever we might say about our benefactor, the fact is that he's backing Davies now to deliver the goods. Not before time we might argue, but it is being done.

Although it all seems to have gone quiet on the new arrivals front, the club is striving to bring in the players we need. Davies has seen our acquisitions panel in action before and knows they have a history in messing things up. It's with this in mind, that the club are now attempting to force the issue regarding prospective clubs letting go of their prized assets. Doughty knows the score regarding other clubs finances and knows they need cash, as much as we need their players.

Time is pressing and Billy's an impatient wee man. So in an effort to get the deals done, Forest have apparently issued the clubs with a get it while you can ultimatum. Doughty alledgedly knows there are no other clubs joining in with the player auctions and hopes to cash in on the fact that there's little or no money about. So, bids have been placed and the likes of Ryan and Shaw will have a little time to ponder on whether or not to accept.

We understand that offers are on the table to bring in Matt Mills (Doncaster Rovers £1.5m), Paul McKenna (Preston £800,000), Daniel Fox (Coventry £1.5m), Dexter Blackstock (QPR £1.6m) and Shaun Barker (Blackpool £600,000). All of those bids are for less than what the selling club values them at, but it's the best offer they're going to get in the current climate, if NFFC are correct.



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Writer:guinless
Date:Friday July 10 2009
Time: 1:30PM

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Let's hope this strategy doesn't backfire!
Our Kids Dad
10/07/2009 13:38:00
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And gather you're going to chuck a cheeky bid in for our Hone too. Anything less than valuation for this young lad and it will backfire!
Dale1981
15/07/2009 09:36:00
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