Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Could This Man Work In Football Management Again?

Could This Man Work In Football Management Again?

According to the bookies, former Forest manager and public enemy number one on the terraces of the City Ground, David Platt is set to make a return to football management.

The NEP are quoting online betting agents betfair, as making Platt favourite to take the hotseat at Meadow Lane, after the sacking of former Forest caretaker boss Ian McParland today.

But, according to BBC Radio Nottingham's NCFC correspondent Colin Slater, Platt will not be the man to succeed McParland. There seems to be conflicting opinions on whether the Pies would be so stupid, as to appoint Platt, but the bookies seem convinced he will, whilst those in the know say he wont. Either way, it all makes for very entertaining viewing from a Forest perspective.

The goings on at Meadow Lane of late, have been the stuff of soap opera and at times has even bordered on comedy farce. We've had the rumour and confirmation of Sven's appointment, Sol in, Sol out. Then there's been the FL investigation into ownership and questons about 'fit and proper persons tests.' They haven't handled the media very well and their new found celeb status in the tabloids, seems to have gone to some of their fans heads. It will all surely come crumbling down though, if they dare to appoint Platt.

He might have guided the Reds' to 2 seemingly respectable midtable finishes in the Championship, during his time on the goodside of the Trent, but he's widely blamed for being the man who started our decline and subsequent fall from grace. He's blamed for wreaking havoc on the Forest finances, which wasn't helped by blowing nigh on £12m on players and a big chunk of it on 3 crap Italians. He's also blamed by Forest fans, for global warming, third world debt and the current world wide recession.

Platt hasn't worked in football since parting company with the FA and the England U21's back in 2004. He spends his time nowadays, doing the odd bit of punditry for Sky (when they can't get anyone else) and writing a few bits for 442 magazine. I'm sure he's available and is sitting by the phone, waiting for the call from his old mate Sven. I'm not sure that call will come though and if I was a Notts fan, I'd hope it never does.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stracey Interview



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

Writer:guinless
Date:Monday October 12 2009
Time: 9:31PM

Comments

0
Steve Coppell or David Platt....you decide!
Our Kids Dad
12/10/2009 22:41:00
0
"Bordered on comedy-farce"? I'd say they've gone one step further than bordering on anything!! £10million for 5 years Mancini's been offered according to SSN this morning, and already the NEP have him quoted as saying he wouldn't be interested!! This is one of the funniest sports stories of the past few years, and I for one hope it continues!!
forestfumbler
13/10/2009 09:19:00
0
David Platt is and excellent manager and I for one hope County get him and give him a huge budget. Dino Zoff and Toto Schillachi would be excellent signings
mark2310
13/10/2009 12:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Sky Bet PotM November Winner - Lansbury

The Sky Bet Player of the Month winners for November 2016 are in.

Lansbury But No Montanier Nomination

Forest captain Henri Lansbury has been nominated for the Player of the Month award. However, Philippe Montanier may feel aggrieved not to be up for the Manager of the Month?

November PotM Nomination - Lansbury

The November nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are in.

Match Day Officials v Derby (11/12/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Derby County this weekend.

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 County v Nottingham Forest
Suggested By:
Forest win34%
Derby win33%
Draw33%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
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)

Dec 11 2016 12:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.da fuq70
2.Sniffer Dog65
3.Apollyon45
4.Jimmy Gordon42
5.radfordinlondon37
6.orbitalforest33
7.ZedRed31
8.Our Kids Dad29
9.LyttleByLyttle26
10.mao tse tung25
Vital Football Comment