Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

O'Driscoll Praises Fans Backing

O'Driscoll Praises Fans Backing

The feelgood factor surrounding all things Nottingham Forest, shows no sign of changing just yet. Manager Sean O'Driscoll has only been in charge for 10 games, but in that short space of time there have been some massive transformations at the club, both on and off the pitch.

With the new owners came a new manager and almost an entire new team of playing staff, which meant the dour mood on Trentside at the end of May, had been dramatically lifted by the beginning of August. The 2011/12 season was a largely forgettable one regarding matters on the pitch, but one of constant tension, drama, upheaval and turmoil off it. Billy Davies was sacked. His successor Steve McClaren was also shown the door and fan protests led to then Chairman Nigel Doughty standing down after admitting having made a few mistakes. His untimely death in February also cast a shadow over the very future of the club. Thankfully, that has all now been resolved and can be placed in the file marked History.

Ten games into the current season and things are looking a lot better on all fronts for the club. Whilst results in those 10 games may not have entirely gone our way to date and the league table shows us sitting in a rather mediocre 12th place, the early signs are good and hopes of better to come are more than realistic. The manner in which Sean O`Driscoll has the team playing has been very much appreciated by the fans and that fact hasn`t gone unnoticed by the manager.

O`Driscoll told the Evening Post that the support shown by the fans had actually helped the team win points this season. He cited the game against Birmingham as an example of how the support from the stands helped them pull back a two goal deficit in the game. 'When we were 2-0 down against Birmingham, the crowd actually lifted the team. You do not see that too often. The team responded to that." He also said the supporters more than played their part in the recent home game against Blackburn. 'I said at half time against Blackburn that there were 18,000 people out there who want to see us do well. You can sense that. We do not want to disappointment and, if we do have to disappoint them, let's do it in a way where they can at least see that we have given it a go."



Join The Vital Debate

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:Saturday October 13 2012
Time: 2:02PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

De Vries Takes Player Of The Season

Goalkeeper Doris de Vries has been voted as Nottingham Forest's Player of the Season.

Fair Wolves Point For Williams

Caretaker head coach has said that ultimately he felt a share of the spoils against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend was a fair result.

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Wolves

All the stats from Nottingham Forest (1) vs (1) Wolves, City Ground, 30/4/16 Att: 22,291

Nottingham Forest v Wolves - Team Sheets

Nottingham Forest are at the City Ground with Wolverhampton Wanderers the visitors today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

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)

Wolves MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
de Vries0%
Lichaj0%
Mills0%
Fox0%
Jokic100%
Gardner0%
Tesche0%
Osborn0%
Lansbury0%
Cohen0%
Blackstock0%
Sub - Burke0%
Sub - Assombalonga0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Milton Keynes Dons (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Ingy35
2.Pope John XXIII29
3.ThePromisedLand20
4.the jock19
5.Apollyon17
6.PVH17
7.LyttleByLyttle13
8.Old Red Fart12
9.forestfaninvegas11
10.orbitalforest9