Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Pressure Cooker!

Pressure Cooker!

Colin Calderwood today said he thrives on pressure - and will relish the remaining games, whether Forest secure promotion this weekend or if they end up in the play-offs.

The Forest manager faces the biggest match of his City Ground career when the Reds meet Crewe at home in the final League One game of the season on Saturday.

And there could be an even bigger challenge ahead if Forest do end up fighting for promotion in the play-offs.

But Calderwood says it is a situation managers should enjoy being in.

'It is something I do look forward to, it is fantastic,' he said. 'If you don't enjoy the final weekend, in the situation we are in, and enjoy the pressure and expectation and the elation that could come with that, then it is not worth being in the job.

'You work all summer, through the season and grind and grind and grind, to get the opportunity to produce a happy ending and we still have that opportunity.

'We can still win promotion this weekend.'

Calderwood says that, if told at the start of the campaign that Forest would be third going into the game of the season, he would not have been satisfied.

But he says the way in which they have closed the gap on Bristol City, to get them back into touching distance, has left them in positive mood.

'I would have looked a wee bit beyond that, to be honest,' said Calderwood. 'But from where we were and the way we have come back, we do feel more positive about it now than had you offered me that in August.'

Source: Nottingham Evening Post



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

Writer:
Date:Thursday May 3 2007
Time: 12:09PM

Comments

0
I hope it all goes our way, but I just can't see it
Johnny Kipper
03/05/2007 18:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Officials - Nott'm Forest v Burton (21/10/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Nottingham Forest and Burton Albion this Saturday.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.

Safe Standing Gets A Step Closer To The Championship

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

Derby Defeat Upsets Warburton

Manager Mark Warburton has been reflecting on Nottingham Forest's defeat to Derby County 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)

Derby MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smith8%
Lichaj50%
Mancienne2%
Fox2%
Traore11%
Dowell0%
Bridcutt2%
Osborn2%
Cummings2%
Murphy0%
McKay11%
Sub - Clough5%
Sub - Ward0%
Sub - Walker5%
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)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Old Red Fart166
2.Apollyon128
3.Pope John XXIII119
4.LyttleByLyttle91
5.mao tse tung77
6.toms76
7.Calvin Plummer74
8.orbitalforest61
9.paz196761
10.Ingy59
Write for Vital Football