Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Deadline Day: 1630hrs

Deadline Day: 1630hrs

After 31 days of opportunity to strengthen the squad and give us a fighting chance of winning promotion, NFFC have so far made only the one'sexy signing', in Garath McLeary from Conference giants Bromley.

In the fullness of time, he may well turn out to be the answer to all our woes and will turn into that 20+ goals a season striker we all yearn and crave for. But for the present he's going to be quite a way off from being in the first team.

So, with only a matter of a few hours left before the window closes and with it the best chance of promotion we'll get, where do we stand with the bids that have been made?

It looks as though Celtic are going to pip us to the signature of Dundee Utd captain Barry Robson. Dundee have accepted bids from us and the Bhoys. But with the player himself saying he'd prefer a move to Parkhead, it looks as though we've missed out there.

The Leon Best saga continues to drag on and looks set to go to the wire. The chances of getting our local hero seem to be slim. Coventry manager Iain Dowie is thin on the ground in the striker department himself and will not sanction the move unless he gets a suitable replacement. They have today rejected a ridiculous bid of £1.25M from us, for a player who cost them £650,000 only six months ago. Both parties are clearly playing hardball over this and it could all go pear shaped for the Reds. Personally, I think that anymore than the £1.25M on offer is pure insanity and for that money we could get a decent striker.

Plan'C' is no doubt in action and that according to rumour is a fresh bid for Matty Fryatt at Leicester, or Will Hoskins at Watford. Hoskins might be a better option than Best, but with the clock a tickin' we could lose out on all of them. Other targets that might surprise us yet are Dougie Imrie at Clyde, or the defender David van Zanten at St. Mirren.

Writer:guinless
Date:Thursday January 31 2008
Time: 4:40PM

Comments

0
Do you think you will get Best by end of the night?
will it ever happen
01/02/2008 12:09:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

-

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Ariyibi Heads To Northampton

Nottingham Forest winger Gboly Ariyibi has headed out to Northampton Town for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.

Karanka - The Focus Is On Us

New Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka has said the only focus he has going into the clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers is about how we play.

Vital Preview - Championship - 19th-20th January 2018

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 19th-20th January.

Karanka Refutes Middlesbrough Raid Speculation

Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka has denied reports that he has made a bid for Middlesbrough's Adam Clayton.

Nottingham Forest Archived Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest
Suggested By:
Forest win7%
Wolves win60%
Draw33%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pope John XXIII253
2.the jock159
3.Ingy156
4.Apollyon155
5.Our Kids Dad144
6.Old Red Fart137
7.orbitalforest121
8.LyttleByLyttle115
9.mao tse tung102
10.Calvin Plummer85
The Vital Football Members League