UK time is: 18:28:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Nottingham Forest vs. Crewe Alexandra

City Ground

May 5, 2007

3pm

Down To The Wire

The script writers could have a field day with this one, as there are so many different permutations as to how the day will go. The only one all Reds fans will be concerned with is the fact that if Forest win and Bristol City lose or draw, we're up.

So the stage is set for a final day extravaganza, a veritable footy fest. The day could end with one of the biggest parties ever seen in our fair City, but in reality the day looks set to be a bit of a damp squid, as few fans give Rotherham a prayer at Ashton Gate. It's a funny old game though isn't it? At worst we are resigned to the playoffs, but at best we say catch ya later to two long years in this Godawful League.

It will also be an emotional day for the 'Crewemeister', Mr. Dario Gradi. For the last 24 years he has been at Gresty Road. It's not quite Cheerio Dario, as he is moving upstairs to take on the roll of Technical Director. Gradi is renowned for his work with the youth set up and is credited with finding and nurturing the talents of players such as Geoff Thomas and Rob Jones, Welshman Robbie Savage, and Northern Ireland internationals Neil Lennon and Steve Jones. Danny Murphy, Seth Johnson and Dean Ashton all have Gradi to thank for giving them a start in football. It should also be mentioned that one David Platt was a pupil of the Gradi school of football. After leaving Crewe, Platt went on to be involved in over 20M worth of transfer deals. Unbelievable. The rest as you know, is history.



Vital Quotes:

Nottingham Forest Team News:

Forest have no fresh injury worries. Wes Morgan was looking hopeful of making the squad, but the game may come to soon for the defender.

Player to watch: Kris Commons

KC is on fire at the moment and is quite simply a joy to watch. He looks hungry and looks like scoring every time he gets the ball. Looks like he has found his best form of the season and some might say, not before time.

Crewe Alexandra Team News:

As with the Reds, Crewe have no injuries to report. With a mid table finish a certainty, it would seem they have nothing to play for, but the players will want to give Gradi a good send off, so they should not be expected to roll over for us.

Player to watch: Luke Varney

Varney was one of many names in the transfer window to be linked with Forest, but then again, who wasn't? The striker has hit the net 25 times this season and will be a genuine threat.

Match Facts & Stats

Back in early December, Forest put in one of their best displays of the season as they beat Crewe 4-1, with a Nathan Tyson hat trick.

The two sides have met a total of 13 times in the League. Forest have won 8, drawn 3 and lost 2.

Next Fixtures:

With a lot of luck it will be in the Championship. But something tells me, we aren't quite finished yet.




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 May 3 2007

Time: 8:48PM

Your Comments

Plumping for a 2-1 win to Forest
Johnny Kipper
Prepare for a day of high drama. I am not sure I will even be able to concentrate on the Forest game - I will be too busy looking at events at Ashton Gate and Swansea.
wemaybefamousagain
In less than 24hrs, we'll know our fate. We don't really deserve 2nd if we're honest......but it doesn't mean we won't get it.
guinless
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Derby County (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Louis Laing's Lane Loan! (Friday September 12 2014)

Forest v Derby Vital Match Preview! (Friday September 12 2014)

Forest v Derby - It's A Sell Out! (Thursday September 11 2014)

Bash9 - August's Player Of The Month! (Thursday September 11 2014)

Spurs v Forest Capital One Cup News. (Tuesday September 2 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 311
2. Jimmy Gordon 288
3. Calvin Plummer 212
4. LyttleByLyttle 146
5. da fuq 133
6. Mr Angry 113
7. Ingy 108
8. Cornelius_Smiff 101
9. RedSmedDownUnder 86
10. MarvinsPA 85

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 2 - 0 Blackpool
Forest 4 - 0 Reading
Forest 1 - 1 Derby County
Bournemouth 1 - 2 Forest
Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Forest
Bolton 2 - 2 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Forest 6 4 2 0 +8 14
2. Norwich 6 4 1 1 +7 13
3. Wolves 6 4 1 1 +4 13
4. Watford 6 4 0 2 +6 12
5. Charlton 6 3 3 0 +3 12
6. Brentford 6 3 2 1 +3 11
7. Millwall 6 3 1 2 +1 10

Breaking League News

Shall You Tell Him or Shall I?
Fulham : 16/09/2014 18:03:00
LUFC Leeds a big price to pip the cherries
Leeds Utd : 16/09/2014 18:00:00
Match Report From Kid's Corner: Forest v Derby
Forest : 16/09/2014 17:31:00
Forest : 16/09/2014 17:01:00
The Opposition View - Millwall
Reading : 16/09/2014 16:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Djamel Abdoun is yet to find a new club - would you keep him to see if he can turn his Forest career
Suggested By:  OKD
Yes - given current injuries 73%
No - get rid asap 27%