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Have A Little Patience

Have A Little Patience

Without an away win in 2007 and sitting five points off the league, which we have led for the majority of the season. Is it time for Calderwood to go? The answer is simply NO.

Fans are beginning to call for the former Spurs and Villa full back`s head as fear that the side`s current drop in form could see the team condemned to third tear of English football for another season.

At this crucial stage of the season, us fans should be backing and the manager ahead of a big home come to Blackpool and tough looking away trip at rivals Chesterfield.

Yes, some team selections in recent weeks have left us with unanswered questions, as has the number of outgoings in the January transfer window. However, this is the same man who led us to a 7-point lead and persuaded David Prutton to return to the club.

Are we expecting too much? We are still very much in a position to win promotion and cannot expect to steam roll the league. Every time Forest play away it is their opponents biggest game and this gives them extra motivation.

At the back end of last season under Barlow and McParland the team went on an incredible run and I along with Calderwood believe the team are capable of this and will achieve promotion. We have had a dip in form and those around us will slip up at some point, it`s an unwritten rule.

If Calderwood were to leave who could he be replaced with? Another short-term fix like Joe Kinnear! Calderwood has done enough during his short time at the club to show us that he is the man to lead us back to he Championship and beyond.

Football managers seem to have very little time to prove themselves in today`s game and England`s current situation with Steve Mclaren echoes this view. This is not right.
Clubs like Charlton are now facing the consequences of replacing the right man for the job at the wrong time.

We are not expecting too much here at Forest but are not looking at the bigger picture. Forest should be challenging for promotion and that is what we are doing. Running away with the league was wishful thinking brought about by a good start to the season.

We are a long way away from panic station yet sitting just two points off an automatic promotion spot. Six points are next two games and everything will be rosy again.

The best think we can do now is back the team and have a little patience.


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Date:Tuesday February 20 2007
Time: 4:53PM

Comments

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McClaren is the wrong man for England. O'Neill or Venebles, anything but Mr False Smile !
Hudders
20/02/2007 17:07:00
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Quite agree Calderwood is the right man...but the next three weeks will be crucial for us and this is when the manager has got to get the players to step up to the mark. I believe we have got good players, in a lot of areas but they don't all perform with the passion and believe, that they should. We, the fans, will play a big part in getting the team promoted...but with that...the team have got to show us...their commitment to the task. I still think a couple of our players believe, that we are too good for some of the teams we are playing, which means in a lot of cases, we drop points...lets hope the passion and believe is there tonight...and we send the seasiders home with empty buckets....3.0. tonight????
bournered
20/02/2007 17:43:00
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Calderwood should remain and be given the first 2-3 months of next season if we do not go up. If he fails in that time, he needs to go.
wemaybefamousagain
21/02/2007 21:30:00
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