Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

No Excuses From Davies

No Excuses From Davies

Like alot of Forest fans, Billy Davies probably thought he'd be happily walking away from the Sheepdip yesterday, with 3 points in the bag, safe in the knowledge that we not only retain the Brian Clough Trophy, but more importantly (for the fans at least), we retain the bragging rights for another season at least.

As things turned out, it didn't quite go according to plan. A Rob Hulse 79th minute header, saw to it that the manager, the fans and the players of NFFC, would be leaving with nothing more than a passing wave from the deliriously happy Sheep fans.

At least there were no excuses from the gaffer, who readily admits, that the lads quite simply didn't turn up. Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham, Davies said. 'It was a scrappy affair. They did a good job of stopping us play and we never got started. We looked a bit more like ourselves at the start of the second half but we didn't get going and that was disappointing. Derby coped better with the type of game it was and that is a lesson to these young players. We had too many at five and six out of 10 today.'

We might be left licking our wounds, but the fight for promotion still goes on. We get the chance to start another fantastic run next week, with the visit of the Wendies and if Billy can get them back to playing the way we were before this defeat, then there is no reason to consider this loss as nothing more than a minor setback, albeit one that came with a massive kick in the gnads.



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

Writer:guinless
Date:Sunday January 31 2010
Time: 11:01AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United

All the stats from Nottingham Forest (2) vs (1) Newcastle United, City Ground, 2/12/16 Att: 21,317

Nottingham Forest v Newcastle - Team Sheets

Nottingham Forest are at the City Ground with Newcastle the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Forest v Newcastle - Follow Live On Twitter

Nottingham Forest are at the City Ground with Newcastle the visitors today, this will be a 7:45pm kick-off.

Vital Preview - Championship, 1st-3rd Dec 2016

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, which will see us among those involved in this schedule with three points of course the aim.

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)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Stojkovic19%
Mills0%
Perquis0%
Mancienne0%
Cash0%
Lansbury13%
Kasami6%
Lam6%
Lichaj26%
Osborn6%
Bendtner6%
Sub - Assombalonga6%
Sub - Carayol6%
Sub - Vellios6%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 18 11 5 2 38 17
3 Reading 18 10 4 4 34 6
4 Birmingham 18 8 7 3 31 5
5 Leeds Utd 18 9 2 7 29 1
6 Huddersfield 18 9 2 7 29 -3
7 Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 28 0
8 Norwich 18 8 3 7 27 -1
9 Derby County 18 7 5 6 26 3
10 Fulham 18 6 7 5 25 4
11 Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 25 3
12 Preston 18 7 4 7 25 2
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Bristol City 18 7 3 8 24 2
15 Ipswich 18 6 6 6 24 0
16 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
17 Brentford 18 6 4 8 22 3
18 Barnsley 18 6 4 8 22 0
19 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
20 Burton 18 4 7 7 19 -5
21 Blackburn 18 5 4 9 19 -7
22 Wigan 18 4 6 8 18 -4
23 Cardiff 18 5 3 10 18 -12
24 Rotherham 18 1 4 13 7 -25
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

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 fuq48
2.Our Kids Dad16
3.forestfaninvegas15
4.Apollyon13
5.mr ron13
6.Southern red13
7.orbitalforest12
8.stenroach8
9.Calvin Plummer7
10.Marco Polo7
Write for Vital Football