UK time is: 01:24:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Colin's Glimer Of Hope

The Reds will bring the curtain down on their programme of League One fixtures at The City Ground tomorrow in the knowledge they could still secure automatic promotion.

Forest will finish in the top two if they win and Bristol City fail to beat relegated Rotherham at Ashton Gate.

Victory for City would send Forest into the play-offs but manager Calderwood is in a positive frame of mind ahead of what is likely to be a nail-biting afternoon.

He told the official website: 'We're in a situation that is enjoyable because there's nothing for us to be afraid off.

'We're only really looking at the possibility of success and because of that it's exciting, it lifts you and it drives you on.

'The players are desperate for the game itself to come around and everyone will be desperate to see what the final whistle brings.

'I know that come 3 o'clock tomorrow The City Ground will be jumping because we have a chance.

'We are dictated to by what happens down at Ashton Gate but we're going into the game in a positive frame of mind and we've got to make sure we stay positive beyond Saturday evening if the play-offs are required.'

Calderwood added: 'City have a game that are entitled to win and they should win but if they don't, we've got to make sure we take three points to bypass them.

'The fact that they now have to win the game leads to all sorts of different thought processes but we'll leave them to think about what problems they might encounter.'

To stand any chance of gate-crashing the top two Forest must overcome a Crewe side who will be looking to send manager Dario Gradi off on a high note.

Calderwood is a keen admirer of Gradi, who has been in charge of the club for 24 years and will move 'upstairs' this summer to become their Technical Director.

'Dario is what young managers like myself should aspire to be rather than the foreign managers who have the top jobs in this country,' he said.

'What he has achieved he has done with his own foresight, knowledge and ability. He transformed a club that was always near the bottom of the league structure into a team that held it's own in the Championship for many years.'

Source: www.nottinghamforest.co.uk




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:Friday May 4 2007

Time: 12:51PM

Your Comments

Saturday was an awful anti-climax in the end wasn't it? Perhaps we hyped it up a bit too much but I guess we had to have hope of reaching second place. To be honest finding out our opponents in the play-offs was the most exicitng part of the day.
wemaybefamousagain
He's not as confident now, good luck in the play offs
Johnny Kipper
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Reidy Ruled Out!! (Sunday April 20 2014)

The Psycho Effect. (Friday April 18 2014)

Forest v Brum: Match Preview (Friday April 18 2014)

Fawaz Gets The Early Bird!! (Friday April 18 2014)

Hillsborough Remembrances (Sunday April 13 2014)

Archived 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 475
2. da fuq 442
3. PVH 367
4. toms 302
5. arthursleftball 225
6. MarvinsPA 210
7. MrsBrownsBoys 191
8. Behind Red Eyes 183
9. Ingy 182
10. PorksOfLTLF 176

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 1 - 0 Birmingham
Q.P.R. 5 - 2 Forest
Forest 3 - 3 Sheff Wed
Forest 1 - 2 Millwall
Ipswich 1 - 1 Forest
Forest 0 - 1 Charlton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Brighton 43 17 14 12 12 65
7. Reading 43 17 13 13 10 64
8. Ipswich 43 17 13 13 6 64
9. Forest 43 15 17 11 5 62
10. Bournemouth 43 17 11 15 -1 62
11. Blackburn 43 15 16 12 3 61
12. Watford 42 15 15 12 18 60

Breaking League News

Preview: Owls v Charlton
» Sheff Wed : 20/04/2014 23:58:00
One to Watch - Daniel Tözsér
» Q.P.R. : 20/04/2014 20:32:00
LUFC Leeds Loan Watch - April 13th - 19th
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 19:55:00
Vela Stays With Magpies As Foxes Dismiss Davies
» Bolton : 20/04/2014 19:18:00
LUFC Team News: Defender a doubt for McDermott
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 19:12:00
Brighton v Blackpool (Preview)
» Brighton : 20/04/2014 18:05:00
DRFC Millwall v Doncaster Team News
» Doncaster : 20/04/2014 18:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who would be the right No.2 For Stuart Pearce?
Suggested By:  gedling52
Steve Wigley 13%
Johnny Rotten 11%
Ray Wilkins 19%
Colin Calderwood 3%
Neil Warnock 3%
Colin Cooper 30%
Brian Roy 3%
John McGovern 0%
Brian Laws 15%
A N Other 3%