Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Calderwood Praises Reds

Calderwood Praises Reds

Nottingham Forest boss Colin Calderwood praised the 'character and resilience' of his players after they came from behind to register another emphatic victory, 3-1 over Millwall.

He enthused: 'We pressed and persevered and everyone could see that the players gave their maximum with their heads and their hearts.

'There's no doubt we had an untidy start to the game by giving Millwall an early lead but the good thing is that we had a fantastic finish.

'We gave Millwall legs and inspiration by conceding an early goal and it is always difficult being the home side when you give a visiting team something to cling onto.

'But we got ourselves back into the match and from the minute we got our equaliser we seemed to move onto another level. We were in a zone and with the momentum from the fans behind us as well we turned what was a bleak situation at half-time into the super result.

'The players have given their hearts and souls so far this season - and it showed again.'

Millwall manager Willie Donachie must have thought he was on the way to a shock result in his first game in permanent charge when Ben May capitalised on a mistake by Danny Cullip to give the visitors a fourth minute lead.

It almost got even better for Millwall when skipper Paul Robinson saw his 22nd-minute header hit the bar from Alan Dunne's corner. But Forest turned the game on its head within a minute midway through the second half.

Junior Agogo pounced on hesitancy by Mark Phillips to thump home a volley and equalise in the 65th minute.

Within 60 seconds James Perch's header from Kris Commons' cross went over the line despite Phillips attempts to hack it clear.

And Forest's rousing comeback was confirmed in the 82nd minute when skipper Ian Breckin headed home a near-post corner by Nicky Southall.

Said Donachie: 'I was confident we could get a result and the players tried their best at the start and throughout the first half but unfortunately we could not sustain it.

'The players gave everything they could in the first half but the pressure told and there's two or three lads who were not strong enough mentally and you can't carry players like that when you are up against a side at the top of the table.

'You get found out and we discovered what the standard is at the top of the table. We feel is if we are getting better but Forest showed us what we have to emulate.

'It might have been different if we had been able to add a second goal in the first half but that's all `ifs' and `buts' and at the end of the day we were beaten by a better team.'


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

Writer:
Date:Sunday November 26 2006
Time: 4:05PM

Comments

0
There is definitely a new found resilience in this forest side, lets just hope we see more evidence on Sunday and do a professional job.
wemaybefamousagain
27/11/2006 14:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United

All the stats from Nottingham Forest (2) vs (1) Newcastle United, City Ground, 2/12/16 Att: 21,317

Nottingham Forest v Newcastle - Team Sheets

Nottingham Forest are at the City Ground with Newcastle the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Forest v Newcastle - Follow Live On Twitter

Nottingham Forest are at the City Ground with Newcastle the visitors today, this will be a 7:45pm kick-off.

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)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Stojkovic7%
Mills0%
Perquis0%
Mancienne0%
Cash3%
Lansbury15%
Kasami6%
Lam6%
Lichaj33%
Osborn3%
Bendtner6%
Sub - Assombalonga6%
Sub - Carayol3%
Sub - Vellios12%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Dec 11 2016 12:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.da fuq51
2.Apollyon19
3.forestfaninvegas17
4.Our Kids Dad16
5.mr ron14
6.orbitalforest14
7.Southern red14
8.Calvin Plummer13
9.LyttleByLyttle12
10.ZedRed12
Write for Vital Football