UK time is: 10:54:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Colin Praises Teams Character

Colin Calderwood praised the character of his Nottingham Forest side after they strengthened their grip on top spot in League One by beating promotion rivals Bristol City.

A Nicky Southall strike after just eight minutes settled the contest and took Forest five points clear of Yeovil and City.

The mood at The City Ground was in stark contrast to a fortnight earlier, when Forest had crashed to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Scunthorpe.

Calderwood said: 'Our character showed. I know my group of players pretty well now and I would never say they lack application or a desire to win the game. It showed today.

'We came to a shuddering halt against Scunthorpe but we've put ourselves back in a good position and the boys can be very proud of what they achieved in the last couple of games.

'I'm very happy - it's a testament to the players and their desire to bring success to this club.

'We ended up sneaking a win because City put us under a great deal of pressure late on. It was a real barrage from them but we stood firm, which is pleasing.'

Calderwood added: 'Five points is the biggest advantage we've had so far this season. To win against your closest rivals helps enormously but winning today will not take us over the finishing line.

'We still have a lot of work to get through and we have to make it incredibly hard for anyone to catch us.'

City manager Gary Johnson was left bemoaning his side's luck.

He said: 'We're disappointed. We gave it a little bit of a go but I don't feel we created too many clear-cut opportunities.

'We just needed a deflection, an own goal, a penalty or something to happen, but it just didn't come for us.

'I'll be interested to watch the video because I felt we should have had at least one penalty.

'Credit to Forest for throwing their bodies in front of things, but if you do that and stop a goal-scoring opportunity with a hand or an arm it's handball and should be a penalty.

'But there are 30-odd games left yet for us to try and catch them up again.

'Forest are in pole position at the moment and the title is their's to lose, but there's a long way to go.'

Source NEP.




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:Sunday October 22 2006

Time: 12:25PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Wolves v Forest Match Preview (Friday November 21 2014)

Loan Move For Dexter? (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Forest News Round Up!! (Tuesday November 18 2014)

An Interview With John McGovern!! (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Bash9's Player Ratings; Forest v Norwich. (Thursday November 13 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 243
2. Jimmy Gordon 211
3. LyttleByLyttle 204
4. Calvin Plummer 178
5. RedSmedDownUnder 159
6. da fuq 134
7. MarvinsPA 128
8. arthursleftball 126
9. Ingy 119
10. i am a tree 89

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wolves 0 - 3 Forest
Watford 2 - 2 Forest
Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Forest
Millwall 0 - 0 Forest
Cardiff 2 - 1 Forest
Wigan 0 - 0 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Brentford 18 9 4 5 2 31
6. Blackburn 18 8 6 4 4 30
7. Watford 18 8 5 5 10 29
8. Forest 18 7 7 4 6 28
9. Charlton 18 6 10 2 2 28
10. Norwich 18 7 6 5 6 27
11. Wolves 18 7 6 5 -3 27

Breaking League News

Rotherham : 23/11/2014 10:09:00
LUFC Leeds Fan View v Blackburn Rovers
Leeds Utd : 23/11/2014 09:19:00
LUFC Redfearn left frustrated
Leeds Utd : 23/11/2014 09:00:00
Reds In 10m Move For Redmond
Norwich : 23/11/2014 08:50:00
LUFC Redfearn - Penalty decision was a joke
Leeds Utd : 23/11/2014 08:39:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who should Forest play to mark the 150th Anniversary?
Suggested By:  OKD
Hamburg 20%
Malmo 60%
Arsenal 10%
Another Team 10%