UK time is: 23:55:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Nottingham Forest vs. Norwich City

The City Ground

28/08/2010

15:00

Forest v Norwich, The Search For A Win Continues

The search for a win continues for Forest this weekend as they entertain newly promoted Norwich City who have made a flying start to the Championship campaign.

Vital Quotes:


Click here to join in the match debate

Click here to make your match prediction in JK's prediction league

Nottingham Forest Team News:

Paul McKenna should be fit to return after pulling out of the previous game against Reading in the warm up with a tight hamstring. Chris Gunter misses his second of a three match suspension & David McGoldrick will be missing for the next 3 months with a dislocated shoulder.

Player to watch: Rob Earnshaw

After getting his first of the season last time out and being unlucky not to net before that, he will be looking to hit a scoring run that has become the Earnshaw trademark against one of his former clubs.

Norwich City Team News:

Zak Whitbread and Steven Smith are the only injury concerns for Norwich with both likely to miss out again.

Player to watch: Grant Holt

Has to be, his time on Trent side was turbulent to say the least but his goal threat is there for all to see, he's probably worth a quid as the first goal scorer here, hope the lad gets a decent reception.

Match Facts & Stats

In the 60 previous league meeting between these two teams Forest do have the advantage with 24 wins compared to 21 for Norwich (a further 15 games drawn) & as such, Forest hold a slender advantage in goal scored too with 90 to 77 for the Canaries.

The last time the two sides met was a 5 goal thriller that saw Forest run out 3 - 2 winners at Carrow Road despite scoring all 5 goals (Breckin & Garner were both on the score sheet for Norwich). The last meeting at the City Ground though saw Norwich run out 2 - 1 winners, thanks to another own goal with this time Chris Cohen putting through his own net for the Canaries winner.

Forest have not lost a league game at the City Ground since way back in September 2009 while Norwich have only lost once on a Saturday since February of this year, they have lost several games within that time, but oddly all barr one of their defeats have come in midweek games.

Ref Watch:

Scott Mathieson of Cheshire will take charge of this game, the last time he took charge of a Forest fixture was the 4 - 1 home win over Doncaster Rovers back in November last year. He's taken charge of 3 games so far this season issuing 6 yellow cards & no red

He will be assisted by Geoff Law of Leicestershire & Stephen Martin of Staffordshire

Forth Official Kevin Hayward of Staffordshire

Match Prediction:

Norwich have started the season well & Forest are still looking for their first win. The Grant Holt factor is a worry, but I'm going for Forest's home form to continue & a 3 - 0 home win

Next Fixtures:

Forest v Millwall
11/09/2010




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: Trueblue Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 26 2010

Time: 9:29PM

Your Comments

Agree that Grant Holt will probably score. The big strong forwards seem to do well against us (like Hulse). But still fairly confident of a win...as I have been every week!
jbtrickytree
forest will win 3-0 i told ya first.
superred10
A very disappointing match. Best forgotten. Although Grant Holt showed what a sportsman he is. When two balls were on the pitch at the same time after a Forest thrown in. although the ref insisted on a bounce up, Holt kicked the ball straight into touch to where the previous throw in was taken.
daddyreddog
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Molineux Mauling For Wolves!!! (Sunday November 23 2014)

Wolves v Forest Match Preview (Friday November 21 2014)

Loan Move For Dexter? (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Forest News Round Up!! (Tuesday November 18 2014)

An Interview With John McGovern!! (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Bash9's Player Ratings; Forest v Norwich. (Thursday November 13 2014)

Archived Nottingham Forest 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. PVH 260
2. LyttleByLyttle 213
3. Jimmy Gordon 211
4. Calvin Plummer 179
5. RedSmedDownUnder 164
6. da fuq 149
7. MarvinsPA 128
8. arthursleftball 126
9. Ingy 122
10. toms 95

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wolves 0 - 3 Forest
Watford 2 - 2 Forest
Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Forest
Millwall 0 - 0 Forest
Cardiff 2 - 1 Forest
Wigan 0 - 0 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Brentford 18 9 4 5 2 31
6. Blackburn 18 8 6 4 4 30
7. Watford 18 8 5 5 10 29
8. Forest 18 7 7 4 6 28
9. Charlton 18 6 10 2 2 28
10. Norwich 18 7 6 5 6 27
11. Wolves 18 7 6 5 -3 27

Breaking League News

Bryson Strike Secures Win
Derby County : 23/11/2014 21:26:00
Derby County : 23/11/2014 21:23:00
Video: AFCB v Ipswich
Bournemouth : 23/11/2014 18:46:00
Bolton : 23/11/2014 17:00:00
Molineux Mauling For Wolves!!!
Forest : 23/11/2014 16:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who should Forest play to mark the 150th Anniversary?
Suggested By:  OKD
Hamburg 19%
Malmo 54%
Arsenal 9%
Another Team 18%