Nottingham Forest - .Forest To Learn Lessons?
UK time is: 21:03:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

.Forest To Learn Lessons?

Nottingham Forest boss Colin Calderwood today admitted that Bournemouth had 'taught them a lesson' last night.


The struggling Cherries brought an abrupt end to the Reds' proud unbeaten away record, as they claimed a deserved 2-0 success on the south coast.

Reds boss Calderwood said his side paid the price for allowing their standards to slip, as they registered their third successive game without a win.

But he challenged his players to remember what qualities had fired them to their four-month run without a defeat away from the City Ground - and reproduce them at Gresty Road this weekend.

'We are better than that and we have got to prove it now,' said Calderwood.

'To a degree, you want to keep things in perspective and the important thing is to try to remember why we have been unbeaten for so long away from home.

'We have been better away from home than we were last night, when we were below our usual level and I think we will see renewed vigour on Saturday.

'It doesn't matter whether you have got high standards or low standards, it doesn't matter what we have done before - we just have to be better than we were last night.'

Following their Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at the hands of Bristol City and the weekend draw at Salisbury in the FA Cup, Forest have not won in their last three games which, by their high standards, represents a dip in form.

But Calderwood said: 'I don't think it is a blip, we have just been second best. We will look at how they react.

'We have had enough efforts on goal, but we were chasing the game and we can't always do that. Hopefully it will be a good lesson for us. We were deservedly beaten.

'It is the longest journey we have had so far and it was the first defeat, so that will only make it all the worse. It is a long way home and it will certainly feel like it.

'We are disappointed, we didn't make good decisions with the ball, when we had opportunities. We had enough shots and attempts on goal.

'But we were really second best in some periods. In the second half, we tightened it up a little bit more.

'We persevered, but it was not good enough. It was not a lucky win for them. Too many out there thought they were players, but were not.

'You have to do your job, you have to perform when it comes to the



Nottingham Evening Post




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:Thursday December 7 2006

Time: 10:58AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Lansbury Out, Foderingham In? (Thursday May 28 2015)

Jutkiewicz And O'Hara Linked (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Pre Season Tour Of Sweden (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Forest Know 2015-16 Opponents (Monday May 25 2015)

Mills Holds Forest Talks (Sunday May 24 2015)

Chettle's Second Chance? (Monday May 18 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)

1. Jimmy Gordon 506
2. PVH 398
3. Calvin Plummer 247
4. the jock 218
5. da fuq 194
6. orbitalforest 191
7. Pope John XXIII 174
8. ZedRed 174
9. MrsBrownsBoys 156
10. LyttleByLyttle 134

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Cardiff 46 16 14 16 -4 62
12. Charlton 46 14 18 14 -6 60
13. Sheff Wed 46 14 18 14 -6 60
14. Forest 46 15 14 17 2 59
15. Leeds Utd 46 15 11 20 -11 56
16. Huddersfield 46 13 16 17 -17 55
17. Fulham 46 14 10 22 -21 52

Breaking League News

Lansbury Out, Foderingham In?
Forest : 28/05/2015 20:37:01
Toffolo Will Fight For Place
Norwich : 28/05/2015 20:02:00
Duo On Welsh Standby List
Charlton : 28/05/2015 19:46:01
Hogan Injury Update
Brentford : 28/05/2015 19:18:01
LUFC LMA Chief Richard Bevan slams Massimo Cellino
Leeds Utd : 28/05/2015 19:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Darlow 6%
Kane 4%
Hobbs 0%
Lascelles 9%
Mancienne 4%
Lansbury 4%
Gardner 4%
Vaughan 4%
Burke 4%
Blackstock 22%
Antonio 0%
Sub - Akpom 4%
Sub - Paterson 4%
Sub - Osborn 31%