UK time is: 05:00:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Queens Park Rangers 2 - Nottingham Forest 1

Loftus Road

October 18, 2008

Attendance: 15,

Calderwood Enters The Last Chance Saloon

Nottingham Forest fell to their sixth straight away defeat of the season at Loftus Road this afternoon, going down 2-1 to QPR.

For once in this so far sorry season, the Reds' can have no complaints at yet another fruitless away trip. Forest were undone by woeful defending and a powder puff strike force. No dodgy refereeing decisions today and no hard luck stories. Forest were this time, masters of their own downfall. It was slack marking from two throw ins that did for the lads today and not a series of missed chances at the other end that let us down. You have to say though, that our current selections up front couldn't hit a barn door, if it had BARN DOOR! written in 20ft high letters.

Before today's game, many had already made their minds up on the future of CC. After this latest defeat there will be a lot more. Vital Forest gave Calderwood four games to save his sorry ass before this encounter with the Hoops, but this performance and the result could see it whittled down to one. Defeat to Ipswich at home on Tuesday night, will see my patience with the manager finally run out and I suspect many others as well.

The pre match confidence that most fans had today, was swiftly kicked out of them with one look at the team sheet. We had no Earnshaw and no Martin and the inclusions of our equivalent of the Chuckle Bothers, Morgan and Chambers, meant that any pre match confidence would fast disappear.

Calderwood will once again give us the positives from the game, but at present it feels like defending the indefensible when trying to back him. He needs to get a win, any way it comes. But he's running out of time and the fans are running out of patience. We might need stability, but we need the right man. With 10 games gone we're 5 points from safety. Anything less than 3 points on Tuesday and he should do the decent thing and go. The last thing this club needs is a return to League 1. Failure to beat Ipswich should be the signal for change. It's up to you Colin. You're in the last chance saloon.




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:Saturday October 18 2008

Time: 6:28PM

Your Comments

Most of my family are Forest fans - how long has CC got? He must be close now.
Impster
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Jimmy Gordon 378
2. da fuq 321
3. PVH 273
4. toms 238
5. MarvinsPA 210
6. arthursleftball 198
7. MrsBrownsBoys 178
8. Behind Red Eyes 169
9. PorksOfLTLF 169
10. Hang The DJ 152

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 5 - 2 Forest
Forest 3 - 3 Sheff Wed
Forest 1 - 2 Millwall
Ipswich 1 - 1 Forest
Forest 0 - 1 Charlton
Derby County 5 - 0 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Ipswich 42 17 13 12 8 64
9. Bournemouth 42 17 11 14 1 62
10. Blackburn 42 15 15 12 3 60
11. Forest 42 14 17 11 4 59
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 42 13 15 14 -2 54

Breaking League News

Gibbs - Leeds looking to end season on a high
Leeds Utd : 16/04/2014 21:19:00
Holden Appreciates His Support
Bolton : 16/04/2014 21:04:00
LUFC Barnsley v Leeds United - History
Leeds Utd : 16/04/2014 20:36:00
Former loanee a free agent following City exit
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:28:00
DRFC Young striker returns to Rovers
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:17:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Derby County - History
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:10:00
DRFC Hooper in charge of Derby clash
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who would be the right No.2 For Stuart Pearce?
Suggested By:  gedling52
Steve Wigley 9%
Johnny Rotten 5%
Ray Wilkins 22%
Colin Calderwood 5%
Neil Warnock 5%
Colin Cooper 33%
Brian Roy 0%
John McGovern 0%
Brian Laws 16%
A N Other 5%