Nottingham Forest - Todd supports Rogers
UK time is: 14:33:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Todd supports Rogers

Colin Todd jumped to the defence of Bradford defender Alan Rogers, who was given some lengthy abuse from the stands on his first return to the City Ground, after being released by Forest in the summer.

Rogers was guilty of gesturing to Forest fans, after being the victim of sustained chants from the Main Stand for about 15 minutes.

And Todd said it was time people in the dugout were given more protection at grounds all over the country.

'People take a lot of abuse from people in the stands, but as soon as you say anything back, stewards come down and tell you that you can't do that,' said the Bradford boss.

'But why don't the police do something about the people in the stands, you know?

'It is always us who are the guilty ones, which does not seem right.

'Alan Rogers might have gestured back and somebody must have complained.

'But I am complaining about supporters, because some nasty language was used.

'I will not be the first one to complain about dugouts not getting protection, I was complaining about it last season.

'I have had to get the police involved before, at Oldham in the past. It is not just something that has happened here. It happens all the time. You take abuse all the time, but as soon as you react in any way, it is you that gets in trouble.'

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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 7 2006

Time: 12:53PM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Trot On - Bolton Midfielder In On Loan? (Tuesday October 13 2015)

Three Fixtures Changes (Thursday October 8 2015)

Fawaz Talks Peter Taylor Tribute (Monday October 5 2015)

Ten Get International Calls (Monday October 5 2015)

Freedman & Lansbury On Hull Loss (Monday October 5 2015)

Video - Hull Highlights (Sunday October 4 2015)

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Hull City (Saturday October 3 2015)

Fawaz Sponsorship Continues (Friday October 2 2015)

Freedman Talks Hull (Friday October 2 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)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Q.P.R. 10 4 3 3 -2 15
12. Ipswich 10 4 3 3 -2 15
13. Fulham 10 3 3 4 1 12
14. Forest 10 3 3 4 -1 12
15. Blackburn 10 2 5 3 2 11
16. Leeds Utd 10 2 5 3 -4 11
17. Charlton 10 2 4 4 -3 10

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

RUFC - Twenty's Plenty‏ - Further Article
Rotherham : 13/10/2015 14:16:01
RUFC - Reserves In Action This Afternoon
Rotherham : 13/10/2015 12:49:01
RUFC - Redfearn Honoured To Be Rotherham Manager
Rotherham : 13/10/2015 12:37:00
RUFC - Chairman 'Neil Ticked All The Pudding'
Rotherham : 13/10/2015 12:30:01
Saadi To Make Pompey Debut?
Cardiff : 13/10/2015 12:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Hull MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
de Vries 14%
Lichaj 0%
Mills 0%
Hobbs 12%
Pinillos 0%
Lansbury 0%
Mancienne 12%
Vaughan 50%
Castro Oliveira 0%
O'Grady 0%
Mendes da Graca 0%
Sub - Ebecilio 0%
Sub - Ward 0%
Sub - Walker 12%