Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

How Can You Dislike A Man Like Ian Holloway?

How Can You Dislike A Man Like Ian Holloway?

Ian Holloway would probably love it if he could play Forest every week, after chalking up his 4th victory of the season over us, at the City Ground last night. The 6-4 aggregate win, took Blackpool into the Championship playoff final at Wembley on May 22 and meant the Reds' were left licking their wounds following their 3rd playoff semi final defeat.

You could almost forgive the affable manager for taking the piss. Our form against the Seasiders this season is so bad, it's almost laughable. Four times we've played them and four times we've lost.

Instead of having a bloody good laugh at our expense and rubbing even more salt into the already bleeding wounds, he was on the charm offensive once again. Earlier this season, he practically apologised for nicking the points after his 1-0 smash and grab at the City Ground. Now, he's singing the praises for the backing the fans gave the team in last nights' game.

Talking to the NFFC official site, he said. 'I would like to congratulate Forest fans. They made it so difficult for us and showed massive respect by staying and applauding us at the end. That proves what a wonderful football club this is. I don't think there are too many people who would have done that but they swallowed their own disappointment. To stand and clap my boys off at the end was magnificent - that's what football is all about.'


Kind words for sure, but they don't make the pain of losing any easier to bare. That said, I think most Forest fans will wish them well and hope they can go on and win at Wembley next week. Football needs people like Holloway, there's not enough people like him in the game. Mind you, I don't think there are many folks in Leicester who feel quite the same way.



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

Writer:guinless
Date:Wednesday May 12 2010
Time: 8:22PM

Comments

0
He is a brilliant person to have in football. Then again, so are your fans; very few clubs would have done the same. Good Luck next year.
LeeCookFan
13/05/2010 00:30:00
0
Good luck!
Our Kids Dad
13/05/2010 10:24:00
0
Ian Holloway is a character - something which is sadly lacking these days in football
herringthorpe
13/05/2010 15:34:00
0
He's probably got one eye on the Forest gig sometime down the track!! Strikes me as being a genuinely top bloke, and I for one wouldn't mind if he did turn up in the Forest hot seat. Not that I'm suggesting BD should go, cos I still think he's the man for the job. But he won't be here for ever!!
RedSmedDownUnder
14/05/2010 10:56:00
0
I really like him, passionate and fair not like horrible indivduals like Ferguson who is so twisted and bitter.
Only-Sleggin
14/05/2010 12:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Highlights - Leeds (a)

Nottingham Forest secured a one-nil win over Leeds in the Championship on Saturday.

Stats: Leeds v Nottingham Forest

All the stats from Leeds (0) vs (1) Nottingham Forest, Elland Road, 6/2/16 Att: 24,079

Leeds v Forest; Vital's Match Preview.

Dougie Freedman and his Nottingham Forest side travel to Elland Road to take on Steve Evans's Leeds United in the weekends Championship action.

Match Day Officials v Leeds

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

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)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
de Vries0%
Lichaj0%
Mills10%
Mancienne0%
Jokic0%
Gardner30%
Ward0%
Tesche0%
Vaughan10%
Osborn0%
Castro Oliveira50%
Sub - O Burke0%
Sub - Blackstock0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
2 Middlesbrough 28 17 5 6 56 23
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 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
21 MK Dons 29 7 6 16 27 -18
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 Plummer134
2.Kyrano128
3.Jimmy Gordon82
4.the jock79
5.PVH67
6.da fuq58
7.paz196757
8.orbitalforest51
9.Our Kids Dad38
10.LetchworthRed38