Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Billy The Liar Is Telling Porkies Again

Billy The Liar Is Telling Porkies Again

Earlier in the season, Reds' boss Billy Davies said for us not to believe everything he said to the media, so his latest comments in today's NEP might prove to be a perfect example.

Davies says. 'We are still in the process of talking to our staff, of identifying targets and seeing who is available. We are doing that as a matter of urgency.'

Some would argue, it's gone beyond a matter of urgency and bordering on desperation. The need for a recognised left back, was one of the first problem areas the manager identified when he took over at the club 14 months ago. Most fans have recognised that need for over 2 seasons. So for Billy Davies to say he's sitting down and drawing up a list now, is stretching it a bit. He knows his targets and he's known them for some time.

The club are expected to announce news about the extent of the injury to club captain Paul McKenna today and if that news is as bad as feared, it will leave Davies without one of his most influential players on the pitch. The search for cover in central midfield has been ongoing since the beginning of the season, but Davies says the search is beginning now.

The only addition made to one of the smallest squads in the division since the start of this campaign, is that of George Boyd. Whilst he could prove to be an excellent signing, the team is still way short, in terms of numbers. Davies has had his list of targets for months, but still the club fail to bring them in. Naylor and Spurr, are just two names on a long list of left backs that have been on Billy's list since the summer. Others include Ward, Fox and more recently Bouma.

Billy Davies will be doing his nut at the length of time it's taking to get his targets signed up. He's already taken a couple of veiled swipes at the AP and I'd expect him to get a little more vocal if that delay continues



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

Writer:guinless
Date:Wednesday March 10 2010
Time: 8:35AM

Comments

0
To be fair, I'd think that a new search was conducted on each occasion, as various players either moved or became available. Gareth Bale, on Forest's radar, got back into the Spuds side, and so became unavailable. The situation is fluid and constantly changing as other clubs hit their various form, suspension & injury crises's.
daddyreddog
10/03/2010 12:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

League Cup F‏irst Round - Doncaster (22/6/16)

The draw for the first round of the English Football League Cup took place earlier this afternoon.

Forest Host Burton On Opening Day 2016/17

With the release of the fixture lists earlier today, Nottingham Forest host Burton Albion on the opening August weekend.

League Cup Draw Wednesday 1pm

Four hours after the Football League fixture list is revealed, the League Cup first round...

No Giggs, Now Sanchez

With reports of Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs' surge in the bookies stakes for the Nottingham Forest job, it's now being said former Real Madrid's Victor Sanchez is the favourite.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile
Those Feet
no email
Profile
WillT
no email
Profile
Galaxy42
no email
Profile
Mark2310
no email
Profile
bazforest
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MK Dons MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
de Vries10%
Lichaj1%
Mills1%
Fox2%
Jokic11%
Tesche1%
Gardner1%
Cohen35%
O Burke1%
O'Grady1%
Osborn3%
Sub - Mancienne1%
Sub - Assombalonga30%
Sub - Mendes da Graca2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Jimmy Gordon674
2.Apollyon368
3.Pope John XXIII360
4.PVH348
5.the jock211
6.Widdow207
7.radfordinlondon203
8.Ingy173
9.in_the_top_one172
10.da fuq172