UK time is: 07:58:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Fans Forum At The City Ground.

An invited audience of around 50 supporters turned up at the City Ground this evening to fire questions at the Forest hirearchy.

The panel which included manager Colin Calderwood, Finance Director John Pelling, Chief Executive Mark Arthur and Chairman Nigel Doughty answered questions from fans.

Vital Forest asked forum members to post questions they wanted answers to and Psycho and myself were able to do just that, in a free and open debate at the club.

Top of most vital members lists was the reasons for increased season ticket prices. Mark Arthur said this was due to the fact that fans were 'getting a better product.' He went on to say that the club would make more from fans paying on a match by match basis and that for health and safety reasons the ground capacity had been reduced to 29,500, this would drastically cut the match day revenue. The club also lost revenue in League 1 compared to when they were in the Championship. The most surprising news on season tickets came when he said numbers were only down on this time last year by 950. They hoped to sell about 750 less than last season when it gets under way. MA said 'this is a high risk strategy, that was done to improve the product.'

Colin Calderwood was very comfortable in his surroundings. He was asked about squad formations and he said Forest would be adept at playing a variety of formations (3-5-2, or 4-4-2)by the time the season started. He said 'I am a worker, i am a better manager than i was 2 years ago and i am open minded' He said he was the type of person who sorted problems out, instead of showing people the door. He said people wanted to play for him and that the squad was high on confidence.

Forum member Widow wanted to know about 'how ambitious and eager Nigel Doughty is to get us out of this division? Is he really serious about promotion this year? And what will he be prepared to do to achieve their goal?'

Doughty said CC would have everything he needed to get the job done and that there would be no constraints put on him to achieve this. He will continue to finance the club and if we establish ourselves in the Premiership plans were in place to develop the Main Stand and put a further 500 seats in the lower Brian Clough. Promotion was definitely the goal for this season and that's what everyone connected with the club was working towards.

Both Mark Arthur and Nigel Doughty were asked if they had ever thought about resignation. ND said 'the club had been naive in the past and were paying for mistakes but they were on the right track now.' MA said he would have if he ever lost the support of the board but they had always backed him.

This is just a snippet of what went off tonight for more including why more players will be going out on loan, CC's desire to have a Director of Football (with ND's approval given),the scouting system and CC's verdict on the young talent at the club(Psycho is a happy man on this one) and much much more stay tuned to Vital.




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: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 20 2006

Time: 9:49PM

Your Comments

sounds like an informative evening!
vertigo_red
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest v Leeds Match Preview (Friday December 19 2014)

Forest v Leeds - How Will It Go? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Fox - Follow The Yellow Brick Beard (Thursday December 18 2014)

Pearce - Be More Assured Against Leeds (Thursday December 18 2014)

Lascelles Bailed!! (Thursday December 18 2014)

We Needed More (Thursday December 18 2014)

Former Forest Boss Keen On Rangers (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Forest Fan Wins Transfer Fund (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Forest MotM v Rotherham (a) (Tuesday December 16 2014)

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. PVH 251
2. Jimmy Gordon 228
3. Calvin Plummer 139
4. LyttleByLyttle 128
5. Our Kids Dad 124
6. Ingy 123
7. RedSmedDownUnder 115
8. Brettwilliamslipcap 115
9. toms 102
10. Polly 433 100

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Rotherham 0 - 0 Forest
Forest 1 - 1 Charlton
Birmingham 2 - 1 Forest
Wolves 0 - 3 Forest
Forest 2 - 1 Norwich
Forest 1 - 3 Brentford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Watford 21 10 5 6 15 35
7. Norwich 21 9 6 6 11 33
8. Blackburn 21 8 7 6 1 31
9. Forest 21 7 9 5 5 30
10. Charlton 21 6 12 3 1 30
11. Cardiff 21 8 6 7 0 30
12. Wolves 21 8 6 7 -7 30

Breaking League News

Team News: Blackburn Rovers v Charlton
Charlton : 20/12/2014 07:13:00
Team News: Blackpool v Bournemouth
Blackpool : 20/12/2014 07:11:00
Latics v Rotherham - Big Game Preview
Wigan : 20/12/2014 06:00:00
Malky Mackay Speaks About The 'Football Truce'
Wigan : 19/12/2014 23:50:00
The Derby Preview
Norwich : 19/12/2014 23:22:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Forest v Leeds
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Forest win 34%
Draw 11%
Leeds win 55%