Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Cotterill: How did we lose that?

Cotterill: How did we lose that?

Steve Cotterill was left stunned that Forest were not only beaten at Portsmouth on Saturday but beaten 3-0.

He was lost for words that after dominating the game at Fratton Park his former side were able to not only win but win by such a margin: 'I don't know how on earth we lost, we dominated the game, I am lost for words.

'We were the better side and the score masks this, to play really well and end up losing by three goals.'

The performance was one that he was happy with but a lack of concentration at times, for the goals, is what he felt cost Forest: 'but we went to sleep on a couple of things and for one of the goals we weren't alive to the second ball.

'When you are so dominant you have to make sure your concentration stays on the button, you have to keep the back door closed.

'I am disappointed with the goals but not the performance, which was good enough to win the game.

'I don't want to be too hard on the boys, I am really pleased with their effort and application, they have been first class.'

Even his Pompey counterpart, and current caretaker manager, Guy Whittingham admitted in his press conference that the scoreline was not entirely reflective of the game so a 3-0 defeat was hard on Forest.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday November 6 2011
Time: 7:32AM

Comments

0
Its a shame, that kept happening when he was at pompey, i understand that before the 1st goal it shouldnt have been a free kick and another goal he was saying something else about a corner. I dont understand this dominance tho as we had slightly more posession, same amount of shots but we had more on target......Steve, Steve, Steve
ruffcider
06/11/2011 07:41:00
0
Deja Vu!!!! Predictable SC!!! Cotterill doesn't admit defeat and carries on he stubborn delusions that his team dominated!!! Look at the stats, possession/attempts there 50/50. Anyone at the game, including myself, will tell you Forest didn't dominate even Forest fans would admit! Plus Steve we scored 3 goals! How many goals did Forest score? .....
PompNut
06/11/2011 08:06:00
0
Cotterill "How did we lose that?" says it all really!!!
PompNut
06/11/2011 08:10:00
0
Welcome to Cotterillitis Forest fans.... The same old boring excuse: "How on earth we lost that!" He is a moaner! He doesn't realise that winning football games, means scoring goals, but his teams usually concedes! PuP
Pompey Malta
06/11/2011 08:27:00
0
Same way you did at Pomoey Steve , a refusal to accept you got it wrong descending into dirty play and vindictive touch line antics. "Dominating the game we did" "didn't deserve to lose" " should've won that" .
Russellm
06/11/2011 09:36:00
0
Sorry Forest fans, as you can see we heard that for 22 of the no win games Potty Cotte-y had in 26; we'll try to leave you alone now.
Russellm
06/11/2011 09:39:00
0
How on earth a great club such as Forest, have gone for a bore manager who doesn't really have an idea of tactics!? You'll soon end up bringing in unwanted Stoke players as that is as far SC can go in the market!
Pompey Malta
06/11/2011 10:43:00
0
As a Pompey fan I know what a bad season is too well! Forest playoffs last year, respectable championship threat! Now your 20th with Potty Cott I feel sorry for the fans as it not there fault!
PompNut
06/11/2011 11:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.

Safe Standing Gets A Step Closer To The Championship

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

Derby Defeat Upsets Warburton

Manager Mark Warburton has been reflecting on Nottingham Forest's defeat to Derby County this weekend.

Stats: Derby County v Nottingham Forest

All the stats from Derby County (2) vs (0) Nottingham Forest, iPro Stadium, 15/10/17 Att: 31,196

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Derby MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smith2%
Lichaj53%
Mancienne3%
Fox3%
Traore12%
Dowell0%
Bridcutt3%
Osborn3%
Cummings3%
Murphy0%
McKay9%
Sub - Clough6%
Sub - Ward0%
Sub - Walker3%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Old Red Fart161
2.Apollyon128
3.Pope John XXIII119
4.LyttleByLyttle89
5.mao tse tung77
6.toms74
7.Calvin Plummer73
8.orbitalforest60
9.Ingy59
10.Our Kids Dad54
Vital Football Comment