Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Every Game Is Going To Be A Battle - Davies

Every Game Is Going To Be A Battle - Davies

Forest went into the game at Glanford Park last night as nailed on certs to take all 3 points. That's not arrogance or a lack of respect for the opposition, but merely what the form guide would have told any willing punter hoping to make a few quid from the game.

Scunny were on a losing streak, that had seen them lose 12 of their last 14 games and they had only won once at home all season prior to last nights' match. With Forest going into the game as the form team in the division, it's not hard to see why many bookies were slamming the doors shut on anyone wanting to put money on a Forest win.

Just to prove what a 'funny old game' football can be, Scunthorpe to their credit, did what every bookie in the land (and every Forest fan) assumed as impossible and went on to win the game 1-0. Not bloody funny at all really.

Billy Davies took it on the chin, unlike many Forest fans on the message boards today, who have been venting their spleen over this catastrophe on Humberside. It's not so long ago I'd have been doing exactly the same. However, it's all too easy in defeat to forget just how far this scruffy wee Scott has brought NFFC in the past 2 years and the turnaround in fortunes that he and his backroom staff have made. Speaking to the official site after the game, Davies said. 'We controlled possession and had many chances, but it was one of those nights where things didn't go for us. But it won't be the only strange result between now and the end of the season and every game is going to be a battle.'


Despite the devastation at losing the game, we do still sit rather handsomely placed in the table in 4th. We're just 2 points off an automatic spot and still have a game in hand. It's hard to see what the fuss is about really, but I think it stems from the fact that our recent past suggests that we're about to capitulate and bottle it again. That's exactly what the Forest of old would have done under the likes of Calderwood and Co, but this bunch of lads are made of sterner stuff. We also have the best manager outside of the Prem at the helm and we seem to forget that he's been here before, he's seen it all, bought the T-Shirt and won the prize. In Billy we must trust.

And it's not only the fans that have to trust him to do the right thing by the club. Chairman Nigel Doughty has to as well. The manager has gone on record in the past week saying. 'Give me 3 quality loan signings and I'll deliver promotion.' He's put his balls on the block saying that. Will the Chairman do the same and back his manager by sanctioning the loans? Only time will tell. The ball is in your court now Mr. Doughty. It's all up to you.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:guinless
Date:Thursday February 17 2011
Time: 7:45PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Parkinson A New Name In The Frame?

It's being reported today that Nottingham Forest could be set to battle with Derby County for the services of Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson.

No Zwolle Move For Veldwijk....Yet

PEC Zwolle do appear open to the permanent signing of Nottingham Forest striker Veldwijk but any deal doesn't seem 'close' just yet.

Possible Warnock Appointment Gets Mixed Reaction

As the Nottingham Post points out 'the fans are split' on the possibility of Warnock becoming the next Nottingham Forest boss, he just about got a majority vote.

Lansbury To Get A 'Good Offer' To Stay

Lansbury isn't short of suitors, Bristol City & QPR are among those reported interested in the former Arsenal midfielder. Nottingham Forest chairman Al Hasawi has interest in selling.

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 Vries15%
Lichaj1%
Mills1%
Fox3%
Jokic10%
Tesche1%
Gardner1%
Cohen32%
O Burke0%
O'Grady0%
Osborn6%
Sub - Mancienne1%
Sub - Assombalonga28%
Sub - Mendes da Graca1%

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.Apollyon400
2.PVH380
3.da fuq310
4.orbitalforest293
5.Pope John XXIII264
6.the jock261
7.Ingy239
8.AdebolaCornflakes236
9.Jimmy Gordon236
10.Our Kids Dad204