UK time is: 06:23:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Billy On The 'Booing' Of McKenna

Paul McKenna was booed by sections of the home fans when he was substituted at the weekend and Billy Davies has warned of the reaction this 'might' bring.

Davies knows, as he told The Nottingham Post, that fans pay their money so have a right to voice their opinion although he has warned that the reaction given might not necessarily be a positive one as a result: 'If the Forest fans are proud of that then good luck to them, they can boo who they like. They pay their money, they can do what they like.

'All that happens is that they get a reputation and they get either a great reaction from their loyal players or they get a different reaction.

'It is up to them. McKenna hadn't trained all week, he was not fully fit. But he is a very experienced, important player.

'If that is the way we treat our players then there is nothing we can do about it. The supporters pay their money.'

The Forest captain had not trained all week and was doubtful before the game, and with hindsight maybe he should not have played - although it was McKenna's importance that saw him included in the end, clearly Davies still was not happy with his treatment though: 'It was a gamble to play him, absolutely, because we knew he wasn't fit.

'When you play with the Cohen's, the Moussi's and the Majewski's, you are talking about players who still have a lot to learn position-wise.

'McKenna has a lot of knowhow when it comes to that, so he is important.

'Good luck to the fans, though. If that is how they want to treat the players then all the best to them.'

Do you think that Paul McKenna deserved the jeers that he received, were you one of them doing this? Do you believe in booing your own players anyway?

Share your thoughts below...

Join The Vital Debate




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: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 30 2010

Time: 9:44AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Don't blame us then...blame ND and the AP for not getting players in that would give him the rest he needed...and yourself for being so blind that you cannot see that with Mousey in the side rather than McKenna we are a better team!!! Having said that...you are right...I personally do not condone booing and nor do the majority of fans...but it is an indication of whats to come I fear if we stagnate as we look to be doing!!
RedRoss
Report Abuse
30/08/2010 14:47:00

I thought that most of the sound was the 'Mooo' for Moussi coming on! If a player is having a bad time people usually give a cheer of relief at the substitution . I don't think the sound from most of the fans was directed at McKenna at all.
Derbyred88
Report Abuse
30/08/2010 18:41:00

very fickle forest fans iam afraid
mick66owl
Report Abuse
31/08/2010 08:16:00

Well Derbyred you are wrong there as it was McGugan who replaced him not Moussi. Anyway he has had to poor games on the trot and we looked a better side when he was off the pitch.
jhowes
Report Abuse
31/08/2010 14:52:00

Sorry jhowes I do apologise you are correct. I feel like the shepherd on the Specsavers advert !! (senior moment!) Must be from living with sheep all around me!
Derbyred88
Report Abuse
01/09/2010 20:36:00

It's pointless booing Macca, he didn't pick the team!! Yes we all have an opinion on who should or shouldn't play, but booing the team or player is counter productive. There are other ways to vent frustration, and it needs to be vented at the culprits....ie ND, MA and the feckin AP!!!
RedSmedDownUnder
Report Abuse
02/09/2010 09:49:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest Sign A Lion Hunter? (Friday March 27 2015)

McLaughlin: The Only Way Is Essex (Friday March 27 2015)

Arsenal's Akpom Seals Forest Loan (Thursday March 26 2015)

Arsenal's Akpom Incoming? (Monday March 23 2015)

Archived Nottingham Forest 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 500
2. PVH 376
3. Calvin Plummer 286
4. da fuq 268
5. LyttleByLyttle 222
6. JWJW 187
7. Pope John XXIII 160
8. Our Kids Dad 149
9. the jock 134
10. orbitalforest 133

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Ipswich 39 19 10 10 16 67
7. Brentford 39 20 6 13 12 66
8. Wolves 39 18 11 10 11 65
9. Forest 39 15 12 12 8 57
10. Blackburn 39 14 12 13 1 54
11. Charlton 39 13 15 11 -2 54
12. Sheff Wed 39 13 14 12 -4 53

Breaking League News

LUFC Leeds amongst the form teams in February
Leeds Utd : 30/03/2015 20:43:00
Meet The Ref - Boro v Latics - Stuart Attwell
Wigan : 30/03/2015 19:57:01
Write For Vital Bolton
Bolton : 30/03/2015 19:41:01
The Price Of Prising McClaren Away
Derby County : 30/03/2015 18:29:00
Royals hit with Football League fine
Reading : 30/03/2015 18:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Norwich v Forest
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Forest win 54%
Norwich win 40%
Draw 6%