UK time is: 23:03:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Nottingham Forest vs. Crystal Palace

City Ground

23/3/2010

7.45pm

Say Hello To The P. Diddy Crew

Nottingham Forest welcome former boss Paul Hart back to the City Ground on Tuesday night, when his relegation threatened Crystal Palace side come to town.

Palace are currently in administration and have just dropped into the relegation zone after their points deduction and weekend draw away at Blackpool. The Eagles let a 2 goal halftime lead slip away at Bloomfield Road on Saturday and slipped into the bottom 3 for the first time this season. Although they should have enough quality in the side to avoid the drop, these are worrying times for Palace fans.

Salvation could be on the way for the London club though, with news that US rapper P. Diddy is interested in buying the club. Depending on who you believe, he has a personal fortune of over 300m, or he's skint. Whatever the outcome of this one, I wouldn't expect to see the appearance of the notorious of Mr. Diddy on the banks of the Trent anytime soon.

Forest fans will be able to get a close up view of January target Darren Ambrose. The free scoring midfielder has bagged 13 goals for the Eagles so far this campaign and will have to be watched.

Vital Quotes:

Nottingham Forest Team News:

There's no news yet on the ankle problem picked up by James Perch at the weekend, but Forest will definitely be without captain McKenna and Joel Lynch. Julian Bennett continues his recovery from a knee injury, but it's thought he still needs a few more friendlies under his belt before he comes into contention.

Player to watch: Radoslaw Majewski

The diminutive Pole was showing signs of getting back to his inspiring best at the weekend, in the 1-0 win over the Posh. He's been the find of the season in the Championship and has quickly won the hearts of the City Ground faithful.

Crystal Palace Team News:

Check back later.

Player to watch: Darren Ambrose

Scores goals from midfield for fun. 13 goals this season speaks for itself. He also bagged the opening goal against us at Selhurst Park earlier this season, in the 1-1 draw.

Match Facts & Stats

The two sides have met a total of 43 times in the League, with the Reds' winning 19, losing 12 and drawing 12. Last season, the Eagles ran out 2-0 winners at the City Ground, with goals from Ifill and Kuqi.

Match Prediction:

Tough one to call. Palace are better than their League position suggests and are more than capable of putting a stop to our impressive home run. That said, I'm still going for a 2-0 win to the Trickies.

Next Fixtures:

Mon, 29/3/2010. KO:7.45pm. Geordies away.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 22 2010

Time: 9:02AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Vaughan Agrees Personal Terms. (Monday April 21 2014)

Leeds v Forest Match Preview (Monday April 21 2014)

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)

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 525
2. da fuq 466
3. PVH 409
4. toms 363
5. arthursleftball 276
6. Ingy 214
7. MarvinsPA 210
8. MrsBrownsBoys 206
9. Behind Red Eyes 193
10. McWoany 193

League Results (view all)

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

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Wigan 43 20 10 13 15 70
6. Reading 44 18 13 13 12 67
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 12 66
8. Forest 44 16 17 11 7 65
9. Ipswich 44 17 14 13 6 65
10. Blackburn 44 16 16 12 5 64
11. Bournemouth 44 17 12 15 -1 63

Breaking League News

DRFC Defender in Football League Team of the Week
Doncaster : 23/04/2014 22:44:00
Forest : 23/04/2014 22:44:00
LUFC Youngster in England squad for Euro finals
Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:13:00
LUFC Butland - Leeds spell will help me
Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:04:00
Upson - Positive Focus Required
Brighton : 23/04/2014 20:04:00
Final 2 games for Seasiders
Blackpool : 23/04/2014 20:01:00
DRFC Neill extends stay with Rovers
Doncaster : 23/04/2014 18:54:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who would be the right No.2 For Stuart Pearce?
Suggested By:  gedling52
Steve Wigley 12%
Johnny Rotten 10%
Ray Wilkins 17%
Colin Calderwood 3%
Neil Warnock 3%
Colin Cooper 35%
Brian Roy 3%
John McGovern 0%
Brian Laws 14%
A N Other 3%