Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Best Deal As Good As Dead

Best Deal As Good As Dead

Earlier today Forest made an improved offer for Sky Blues striker and local lad Leon Best. But the bid was rejected by new City chairman Ray Ranson.

He told the City official site. 'The club received a revised offer from Nottingham Forest this morning. This offer was immediately rejected out of hand. Coventry City wants to retain all of its players that it sees as having a major part to play in the future development of the club and Leon is definitely one of those players.'

That would suggest that the deal is now dead in the water and to be honest I for one am happy to have missed out on this one. Mainly because of the fee involved. It was a bit much for a player not yet proven at Championship level.

That said, we are still in desperate need of a striker and they don't appear to be knocking the City Ground door down to sign. Billy Sharp is top of most people's wish list, but despite not getting a look in at the Blunts he's unlikely to drop down a division. The fact we could match his wages and be a realistic possibility for Championship football next season, might not be enough to tempt him away from Bramall Lane.

So the search continues, but who will it be? Paul Taylor from Vauxhall Motors in the Blue Square Conference impressed in the midweek reserve game and he'd be available for as little as £70,000. He would be a risk though and the jump from non league to League 1 is a big one. The bad news for fans, is that Calderwood has gone on record this week saying. 'The club will not be held to ransom' when it comes to buying players. That might be a message to us letting us know that there will be no new arrivals. God forbid that to be the case.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:guinless
Date:Friday January 11 2008
Time: 7:16PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I'm sure we could go out and get Aaron Mclean and/or Craig Mackail-Smith talking the right money and not something stupid like 150K each.
earldriver
12/01/2008 07:41:00
0
Posh wouldn't let McLean go for less than 400k IMO. they're not exaclty strapped for cash so could afford to push up the price.
City_Ground_Fan
12/01/2008 22:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Forest

Should Nottingham Forest progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Three Managers Who Would Fit The Bill

Many names have been thrown around of who is the lucky one to take on the disaster at Forest. Here are the 3 names I think would be the best to hire.

Wilson, Tesche & Burke Released By Forest

Nottingham Forest have revealed the retained list. Three players have been released with Kelvin Wilson, Robert Tesche and Chris Burke all informed they'll not be offered new deals.

Parkinson A New Name In The Frame?

It's being reported today that Nottingham Forest could be set to battle with Derby County for the services of Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile
Those Feet
no email
Profile
WillT
no email
Profile
Galaxy42
no email
Profile
Mark2310
no email
Profile
bazforest
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MK Dons MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
de Vries15%
Lichaj1%
Mills1%
Fox3%
Jokic9%
Tesche1%
Gardner2%
Cohen33%
O Burke0%
O'Grady0%
Osborn5%
Sub - Mancienne2%
Sub - Assombalonga27%
Sub - Mendes da Graca1%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Apollyon451
2.PVH431
3.da fuq339
4.orbitalforest328
5.Pope John XXIII306
6.the jock304
7.AdebolaCornflakes279
8.Jimmy Gordon268
9.Ingy251
10.Our Kids Dad217