Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Calderwood - No Axe To Grind

Calderwood - No Axe To Grind

Nottingham Forest take on the Geordie nation on Monday night, when they play Newcastle United. They will also come face to face with the man they sacked just over a year ago, in former manager Colin Calderwood.

It's a credit to the now first team coach at Newcastle, that he bears us no grudges and nor should he, because it was the right decision in giving him the sack. Although Calderwood was responsible for dragging us kicking and screaming from League 1, he was sadly out of his depth managing in the Championship.

Calderwood was a pleasant and amiable sort of bloke and rarely spoke out of turn. That in itself was one of his downfalls, because as he eventually went on to prove, nice guys win nowt. The season he won us promotion from League 1, was a tortuous affair for many. The football played to get us their was dire at times and he was often found wanting in the tactical department. That said, he has gone on to help make the Geordies the top side in the division and has helped keep them there for the entire season.

Speaking about his time at Forest, he told The Chronicle. "What we built at Forest was good - it just needed a period of time.
And sometimes you do not get time in football." If Calderwood had been given anymore time at the helm, Forest would undoubtedly be plying their trade in League 1 by now.

But, fair play to the guy for being as honourable as ever. He acknowledges the work done by his successor saying. "You can see the difference with just a bit of experience at that level. They had a poor start to the season, and that group really dug deep on occasions, which is why they are where they are."


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

Writer:guinless
Date:Friday March 26 2010
Time: 11:29AM

Comments

0
Forest would be in L1 under CC? Statistics (points per match) say otherwise, Once Forest (and CC) aclimatised to the division, they were earning 1.25 points per game, this would have given them a total of 47 points for the season. One more than Norwich. It would have been close (Far too close) but statisticly, CC's team would have survived by one point. Having said that, bringing in BD was the best thing that's happened to Forest in ten years. Thanks to CC for all that he did for us, he was / is underestimated as a coach, but the time was right in December 08 for him to go.
daddyreddog
26/03/2010 12:58:00
0
Don't complain we got BD and I can't see us in 3rd with CC in the dugout.
NFFC17111996
26/03/2010 18:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Lansbury Targeting Long Term Stay

Midfielder Henri Lansbury has said he doesn't see why he can't be at Nottingham Forest for the long term and achieve his personal ambitions with us.

Freedman - We Can Meet The Expectation

Manager Dougie Freedman has said that with expectations rising at Nottingham Forest following the run of form we have been on, he's confident the players...

Forest v Huddersfield; Vital Match Preview

Freedman and Wagner may not be enjoying a 'Hart To Hart' this 'Valentine's' weekend, as Huddersfield arrive on Trentside to take on Forest.

Extending The Run Against Huddersfield?

An unbeaten run was extended to 13 league matches with a win at Leeds last weekend, tomorrow Forest look to chip away a little more at the eight-points between them and the play-offs.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Profile
Those Feet
Profile
WillT
Profile
Galaxy42
Profile
Mark2310
Profile
bazforest
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield
Suggested By:
Forest win50%
Huddersfield win50%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
2 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 MK Dons 30 7 7 16 28 -18
21 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Burnley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Calvin Plummer180
2.Kyrano170
3.da fuq117
4.the jock109
5.Jimmy Gordon97
6.PVH90
7.orbitalforest79
8.Our Kids Dad69
9.paz196767
10.AdebolaCornflakes53