UK time is: 03:28:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Davies Holds The Aces, If He Plays His Cards Right

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies might be one of the names in the frame for the vacant Scotland job, but he's remaining tight lipped about whether he fancies the post or not.

Speaking in the NEP today, Davies gave no indication one way or the other, on whether he would take the job if it was offered. 'I have had endless calls about this and I don't want to say anything.' That comment will do little to calm the nerves of supporters or the club, but it could give him some leverage with the board in terms of gaining more control of who comes and goes at the City Ground.

Davies is in a fortunate position at the moment. With his stature amongst the fans at an all time high and the team surpassing expectations, he's in a great position to capitalise on his new found popularity. He'll never have a better opportunity to kick down the boardroom door and lay down his demands, than he does right now. He holds all the aces in what could turn out to be a very interesting game of poker between the SFA, NFFC and Billy Davies.

If it all went to plan, Davies could end up getting the very players he wants in January and it might make the acquisitons panel try just that little bit harder to grant Billy his wishes. Davies will no doubt be flattered and even tempted by the Scotland job, but surely he's onto something bigger and better at NFFC? Things are looking very good for the Reds' right now, the same can't be said for Scottish football. There's a distinct lack of talent North of the border and the lean times look set to continue for them. Forest on the other hand are very much on the up and that's all down to Billy Davies. Hopefully the progression and rise will continue, but we need Davies to stay for that to happen. I think Billy knows he's onto a good thing at NFFC, but expect him to milk this one for all it's worth.




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:Wednesday November 18 2009

Time: 7:13PM

Your Comments

Poker can sometimes be dangerous though G.....who's calling who's bluff?
Our Kids Dad
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Vaughan Agrees Personal Terms. (Monday April 21 2014)

Leeds v Forest Match Preview (Monday April 21 2014)

Reidy Ruled Out!! (Sunday April 20 2014)

The Psycho Effect. (Friday April 18 2014)

Forest v Brum: Match Preview (Friday April 18 2014)

Fawaz Gets The Early Bird!! (Friday April 18 2014)

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 530
2. da fuq 467
3. PVH 430
4. toms 363
5. arthursleftball 280
6. Ingy 221
7. MarvinsPA 210
8. MrsBrownsBoys 206
9. McWoany 200
10. Behind Red Eyes 198

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Leeds Utd 0 - 2 Forest
Forest 1 - 0 Birmingham
Q.P.R. 5 - 2 Forest
Forest 3 - 3 Sheff Wed
Forest 1 - 2 Millwall
Ipswich 1 - 1 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Wigan 43 20 10 13 15 70
6. Reading 44 18 13 13 12 67
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 12 66
8. Forest 44 16 17 11 7 65
9. Ipswich 44 17 14 13 6 65
10. Blackburn 44 16 16 12 5 64
11. Bournemouth 44 17 12 15 -1 63

Breaking League News

McAllister Not Ready To Hang His Boots Up Yet
Yeovil : 24/04/2014 23:11:00
Boss takes blame
Middlesbrough : 24/04/2014 22:49:00
Pearson - Now For 100 Points
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:44:00
Schmeichel - End The Season Like Champions
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:32:00
Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who would be the right No.2 For Stuart Pearce?
Suggested By:  gedling52
Steve Wigley 11%
Johnny Rotten 10%
Ray Wilkins 17%
Colin Calderwood 3%
Neil Warnock 3%
Colin Cooper 37%
Brian Roy 3%
John McGovern 0%
Brian Laws 13%
A N Other 3%