Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Arthur Explains NFFC Transfer Policy

Arthur Explains NFFC Transfer Policy

Nottingham Forest have come under fire in the past week for their lack of activity in the January transfer window.

Fans have been arguing that they have been shortchanged by the club and that they were making the same mistakes as last year, by not strengthening the side when they had the chance.

Forest CEO Mark Arthur today told the Nottingham Evening Post. "We have an acquisition group at the club, which is chaired by Nigel Doughty, and also includes Colin Calderwood, David Pleat, Keith Burt the chief scout, Nick Marshall the academy director, John Pelling and myself. That group meets from time to time to discuss the acquisitions that we bring into the club and the reason we have that group is that we are trying to learn some lessons from our past.' Now that sounds like they are finally owning up to having made mistakes in the past. Fair do's to him on that one.

Arthur also blamed previous managers and the type of player they brought to the club for the present situation. He added. "When previous managers have come into the club and had their ideas about signing players, we ended up not having any structure or policy to what we were doing. So, looking to long-term acquisitions is far more strategic for us now than it has ever been before. Normally a manager will just go to the chairman and say 'I want to sign so and so` and we ended up, a few years ago, with a number of what I call pension players in our dressing room. They did not really care about Forest, they just wanted a nice fat contract and were probably coming towards the end of their careers. We are trying to put something in place whereby ourselves and a group of players can grow together and bond in the dressing room.'

Well knock me down and call me Shirley! It's a rare day in paradise when people from NFFC are in the media and actually talking some sense. I have to say that I like the sound of all this. The proof is in the pudding though and it remains to be seen if this 'acquisitions group' actually does some good. Will Hoskins isn't a bad start though is it?



Writer:guinless
Date:Wednesday February 6 2008
Time: 4:24PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Khan to Fight in the UK

Comments

0
Fantastic to hear this, 'cos in the past, Megson et al would probably have gone for the likes of an out of contract Hartson - I like this policy of young players, whether local or not, building for the future - additionally, teams that get promoted with a young settled side that has done well together tend to do better thereafter, i.e. improving with age!
Our Kids Dad
07/02/2008 10:41:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

2016/17 Summer Transfer Deadline Tomorrow

The 2016/17 summer transfer window closes tomorrow - Wednesday August 31.

2016/17 Transfer Deadline - A Few Days Remain

Well it's almost that time of the year again, only a final few days to go before the closure of the summer transfer window for 2016/17, and with the international break...

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Leeds Utd

All the stats from Nottingham Forest (3) vs (1) Leeds Utd, City Ground, 27/8/16 Att: 20,995

Forest v Leeds - Team Sheets

Nottingham Forest are at the City Ground with Leeds United the visitors today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

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)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Henderson5%
Pereira0%
Mancienne10%
Perquis5%
Lichaj10%
Kasami5%
Cohen30%
Lansbury25%
Burke10%
Vellios0%
Osborn0%
Sub - Mills0%
Sub - Cash0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 5 4 1 0 13 4
2 Fulham 5 3 2 0 11 3
3 Barnsley 5 3 0 2 9 4
4 Newcastle 5 3 0 2 9 4
5 Q.P.R. 5 3 0 2 9 3
6 Bristol City 5 3 0 2 9 2
7 Forest 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Brighton 5 2 2 1 8 4
9 Wolves 5 2 2 1 8 3
10 Birmingham 5 2 2 1 8 2
11 Ipswich 5 2 2 1 8 1
12 Norwich 5 2 2 1 8 1
13 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
14 Brentford 5 2 1 2 7 1
15 Reading 5 2 1 2 7 -3
16 Aston Villa 5 1 2 2 5 0
17 Cardiff 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
19 Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 5 -3
20 Wigan 5 1 1 3 4 0
21 Leeds Utd 5 1 1 3 4 -4
22 Rotherham 5 1 1 3 4 -9
23 Preston 5 1 0 4 3 -2
24 Blackburn 5 0 1 4 1 -8
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pope John XXIII672
2.Jimmy Gordon536
3.orbitalforest478
4.PVH376
5.the jock363
6.Apollyon334
7.Calvin Plummer331
8.da fuq301
9.paz1967238
10.AdebolaCornflakes218