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Bash9's 2013-14 Season Review: The Finale

Season Summary From Kids Corner Part IV:

In the final quarter of the season, I'll cover 11 games that will determine where Forest finish and whether they can get to the Premier League. Alright then here we go.

With 3 defeats and a draw in the last 4, Forest's appalling form continued with another shocking result, drawing 0-0 with relegation threatened Doncaster at home!

Not a good result, especially with a huge game against Derby next up. Sadly, what everyone expected to happen... did happen! Derby were breezing past Forest with ease beating them 3-0 at half time and going on to demolish Forest 5-0! This was the end of Billy Davies's 2nd reign over The Reds, and rightly so, even though Forest were virtually playing with their reserves due to injuries.

Forest were in their worst form of the season, they had Manager's turning them down and were dropping light a stone. Gary Brazil agreed to take charge of the first team, a step up from the academy & under 21's! His early decision making was terrible - another home defeat to another relegation threatened team in the shape of Charlton, 1-0 and now Forest were 3 games without a single goal!

The goal drought did come to an end but sadly the woeful form didn't, with an away, slightly improved, 1-1, draw against Ipswich and then another, yes another home defeat to a relegation threatened Millwall, 2-1. Collins scored against Ipswich, with Paterson getting his name on the scoresheet against Millwall. What an embarrassment!

At this point, with games running out, Forest were on 61 points and in 7th place with the teams above and below them with games in hand. Quite frankly when you watched Forest at this stage you thought they were the ones fighting for safety from relegation and not trying to get into the play offs.

Finally, Forest got their first decent feeling result, with a 3-3 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday. After going 3-1 down, and having Collins sent off, Mackie (who had scored the first) won the ball and crossed for Tudgay to reduce the defecit. Paterson scoring late on, with a great free kick to save Forest from another home defeat - but they could have won it!

The Reds didn't use this result as momentum, losing 5-2 to QPR - a result, which actually flattered QPR as Forest had twice battled back, with equalisers from Lascelles and Derbyshire. Players like Wilson, returned from injury, but broke down again.

After 12 painful games Forest finally managed to get a win! Matt Derbyshire scoring the goal to sink Birmingham and give Forest a 1-0 home win.

Derbyshire wasn't finished, scoring another 2 to demolish struggling Leeds away from home - which amazingly had kept Forest in with a chance of the playoffs - as other teams faltered.

To take that chance, they had to beat inform Bournemouth away from home - which they couldn't achieve losing 4-1 with Halford getting a consolation goal. A disappointing end to another season.

Forest had nothing to play for in their final game and despite going 1-0 in front, again via Derbyshire, The Reds lost 2-1 to Brighton at home giving Brighton the last play off spot. Another set of away fans celebrating at the City Ground on the last day of the season!!!

Forest finished in 11th on 68 points and went from being a candidate for automatic promotion places early on, to only just staying in the top half of the table.

A great first 2/3rds of the season only to be shot down in the final stages - Stuart Pearce, the manager in waiting, would now take charge of Forest from July and try to succeed were Davies failed!

Thanks for reading, Bash9.




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Date:Friday July 18 2014

Time: 12:23AM

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Managers turning us down? Fawaz told us Warnock was not offered the job and he was the only manager I recall that was "reported" to have turned us down I would argue that with exception of a purple patch between December and January, we were dreadful for 4/5ths of the season
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