Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Smith: League Is Wide Open

Smith: League Is Wide Open

Paul Smith believes the League One promotion race has been blown wide open.

And he says Bristol City's shock defeat by relegation battlers Bradford has given Nottingham Forest a massive boost in the automatic promotion race.

The second-placed Robins would have edged seven-points clear of Forest with victory on Tuesday night.



Instead the gap remains four points - with the two sides set to meet in just over two weeks' time.

And the Forest keeper (pictured below) says the result has given them a real window of opportunity.

'We had half an eye on the result and with Bristol City losing it is wide open again,' he said.

'We have two home games coming up and, if we get things right, we have a chance of picking up six points.

'And, at the same time, Bristol City have two tough away games.

'We have had tough games against both Crewe and Doncaster this season, so we know they have got a tough task. We hope for results there to go for us.

'We know if we get six points on the board between now and then it will make it even more important a game.

'We are looking forward to it - but we have to look forward to our two games at home first.'

Smith admitted that City's slip has heaped extra importance on Forest's trip to Ashton Gate - but says that, with nine games left, the result there will not decide whether they win automatic promotion.

'There are 27 points to play for and, even if that is classed as a six pointer, there are plenty of other matches.'








Nottingham Evening Post


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

Writer:
Date:Thursday March 15 2007
Time: 2:25PM

Comments

0
It's time to cut out the "we can do it", press releases from the CG. It's getting tedious, the truth is we should have had this League sewn up by now. We haven't because we have totally lost our way, and fortunately others have been too poor to take real advantage. Stop the talking the talk until you can walk the walk. Then us fans will listen.
RedSmedDownUnder
16/03/2007 00:33:00
0
Seconded.
Juán
16/03/2007 18:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Brazil On Positive Forest Contact Talks

The returning Chris Cohen is one of a number of players who will be out of contract at the end of the season with his future one Gary Brazil said Nottingham Forest are keen to secure.

Assombalonga Ready For Wigan Battle

Striker Britt Assombalonga has said that Nottingham Forest are ready to battle for all three points in tomorrow's clash with Wigan Athletic.

Vital Preview - Championship, 24th-26th Feb 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Brazil Confident Ahead Of Wigan

Manager Gary Brazil has said he's confident Nottingham Forest have the ability to damage Wigan Athletic when we face them this weekend.

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)

Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest
Suggested By:
Forest win50%
Wigan win25%
Draw25%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Fulham 32 14 10 8 52 17
8 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
14 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
15 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
16 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 32 9 5 18 32 -6
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 1:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Apollyon246
2.Jimmy Gordon183
3.Pope John XXIII138
4.mao tse tung123
5.orbitalforest121
6.LyttleByLyttle109
7.the jock100
8.AdebolaCornflakes98
9.Calvin Plummer96
10.da fuq86
The Vital Football Members League