UK time is: 15:00:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Nottingham Forest

Withdean Stadium

17 February, 2007

3pm

Next Up - Brighton

Well, despite all the voices of discontent on the message boards, Forest are still 3rd in the table and a mere two points off top spot. So Mr. Calderwood will feel entitled to ask,'Crisis, what crisis'? We are certainly a hard bunch to please on the terraces of the City Ground, as was proved with the half time boos against Northampton, even with the score at 0-0. Maybe a visit to the seaside will bring out the best in both the players and supporters alike.

Although the Seagulls had a handsome 4-1 win in midweek away to Orient they've been blowing hot and cold for most of the season and sit in 14th place, only 5 points above the drop zone. Brighton have of course been homeless since 1997 when the old Goldstone Ground was sold to pay off debts. They moved into their temporary home in 1999 after a brief ground sharing spell with Gillingham. By the time this fixture comes round on Saturday, the Seagulls may know if they will be moving to Falmer where they hope to build their new home.

Anyway, back to the game and it will be interesting to see what side the manager puts out for this one. Calderwood has virtually a fully fit squad available to him and may well face one or two selection posers, both in midfield and defence. Kris Commons should be available after injury and Sammy Clingan comes back into contention after his latest suspension. New boy Luke Chambers will be looking to get his first start since he signed from the Cobblers. Even in attack their will be tough decisions to be made, as Tyson, Holt, Agogo, Lester and Dobie are all fit and have all played recently. Earlier in the campaign when the two sides met, Forest ran out rather lucky 2-1 winners after going a goal behind. Personally, I'd take the same again. Previous meetings between the two sees the Reds with the lions share of the points. Forest have won 12, Brighton have won 5 and 5 have ended all square.

Vital Quotes:

Brighton and Hove Albion Team News:

Alex Revell has recently made a welcome return for the Seagulls after ligament damage. They will however be without the influential Kerry Mayo, who completes a two match ban.

Player to watch: Alex Revell

Alex 'Revelldinho' Revell is a fans favourite and can score from anywhere. During the January transfer window, he was strongly linked with a move to Championship side Coventry.

Nottingham Forest Team News:

No fresh concerns for Calderwood ahead of the game. The only questions are what formation and what personnel he will deploy.

Player to watch: Kris Commons

If selected, it will be interesting to see the creative midfielder with some class team mates beside him, namely Clingan and Prutton. On paper a mouth watering prospect.

Match Facts & Stats

Match Prediction:

Once again this should be a foregone conclusion and an easy Forest win, but I will opt for a hard fought scrappy 1-0 win. It will be the first time in two months that we will have won away.

Next Fixtures:

Blackpool. Home. 7.45pm. 20 February, 2007.




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:Thursday February 15 2007

Time: 8:52PM

 

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 272
2. Jimmy Gordon 223
3. LyttleByLyttle 218
4. Calvin Plummer 187
5. da fuq 174
6. RedSmedDownUnder 171
7. MarvinsPA 133
8. arthursleftball 126
9. Ingy 124
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

Gunter backs the manager
Reading : 24/11/2014 14:17:00
BWFC Literature
Bolton : 24/11/2014 14:00:00
RUFC - Bournemouth Tickets On Sale
Rotherham : 24/11/2014 13:16:00
Video: Brighton Highlights
Norwich : 24/11/2014 12:00:00
Norwich 3 Brighton 3 (Report)
Brighton : 24/11/2014 11:53:00

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%