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Forest Pull Off Lennon Coup

The Reds managed to beat the pulling power of Aston Villa, Sunderland and Leicester City a the race to get the midfielders' signature. The 35 year old has signed a one year deal, with the option of a further year.

Lennon is just the sort of no nonsense player the club needs. It's fair to say he would find it tough in the Premiership, but his vast experience at international level for Scotland and Champions League with Celtic should be more than a match for League 1.

Celtic paid £5.75M for him in 2000 and in 2005 he became club captain. Lennon helped the Bhoys to 5 League titles, 4 Scottish Cup wins and 3 Scottish League Cup wins. He was also a UEFA Cup Runner Up.

This is the first in what is hoped will be a series of new signings for the Reds. God knows we need them, but what a start.

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Date:Tuesday June 12 2007

Time: 4:03PM

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great coup forest but at no point were Villa remotely interested in Lennon. bizarre
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12/06/2007 16:32:00

No, I take the Micky Mouse out of Villa from time to time but Lenny was never linked with a move there. Sunderland, Wycombe, Gretna, for sure, but never Villa. MON would have had a riot on his hands in the Holte End if he signed a 36-year-old!
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12/06/2007 16:36:00

how's signing Lennon something to cheer about?
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12/06/2007 16:51:00

Well, if Lennon wasn't asked to sign then Mark Chapman might not have shot him.
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12/06/2007 16:53:00

Villa interested in Lennon? Yes, about ten years ago.
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12/06/2007 17:18:00

According to every major newspaper in the land Villa were interested in signing Lennon. Are you Villa fans trying to say the national media tell porkies?......wash yer mouths out.
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12/06/2007 17:26:00

good move i think, one year deal too so we can see if he proves himself.
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12/06/2007 17:45:00

Sorry guys, not a chance that Lennon was a target for Villa. He'll do great for you but MON would not have taken him at his age for the Premiership. Hope he gets you lot up next season though, Forest don't below in the lower leagues.
The Fear
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12/06/2007 17:53:00

Good sign for you guys, a bit too old for my liking. But we Just got Spiller :P
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12/06/2007 18:08:00

apparently we're after steve guppy too
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12/06/2007 18:40:00

Wow, theres a lot of comments on this article, whats the record on a Forest page?
Johnny Kipper
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12/06/2007 18:54:00

Not sure Mr Kipper, but I'm glad I mentioned Villa.
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12/06/2007 18:59:00

Never thought it'd happen in all honesty, mighty glad it has though
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12/06/2007 19:17:00

I think this is the record now - nothing mre to add though really.
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13/06/2007 19:31:00

I bet Villa are upset!!!!
Johnny Kipper
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19/06/2007 16:06:00


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