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On 8/16/2021 at 4:36 PM, benjamin1945 said:

Billy Walker.

He was the manager when I first started watching the Reds as a littl'un in the mid fifties. His goal scoring record for Aston Villa still stands to this day. According to my 1959 Football Annual he was the the first player to score a goal at Wembley Stadium.

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Football is/was the beautiful game..........nobody loved the game more than me.......played till i was nearly 40....loved Forest and County...........however money took over alot of years ago now....

Forest in 2nd division......early 50s   Run by a commitee.. Reserves in Midland league.. Trent end 1/6 Players going to Ground on the Bus... Had to take a job in Summer

Can't argue too much with that one Ben, I must have seen Wally Ardron play when I was about four or five years old but can't actually remember it. Obviously that is a team drawn over a few era's.

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Looks like Forest might be in for a difficult season again.
The Stags could have turned the corner with Clough Jnr. at the helm and Notts too might be on the up with their new manager. 
I don't think Rooney is the right man for Derby however.

Isn't it mad? Forest, Notts, Mansfield and Derby all appointed new managers last season.

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A 2-1 home loss to Blackburn Rovers, looks like they will be greasing the bearings on the revolving door to the managers office again. This time there should be a total clearout of all those that are consistently underperforming, players, staff, board and manager. As I have said before there is something fundamentally wrong at the City Ground but I can't quite put my finger on what it is. They have not won in nine games and still struggle to score. It is going to be a hard season.

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I admire your dedication from Adelaide, where I stand it was toxic, the clubs rancid the fans are just as bad, owners no where to be seen, no financial pot to piss in, fast tracking youngsters who are not good enough, persisting with players who are shite, negative manager, but the early doors in The TBI & later in The Embankment with my little gang of mates, bumping into people I’ve know for years makes it all worthwhile, sure I speak for most Forest lads the football comes second? 

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Forest in 2nd division......early 50s

 

Run by a commitee..

Reserves in Midland league..

Trent end 1/6

Players going to Ground on the Bus...

Had to take a job in Summer

Wages £12 per week

Shirts numbered one to Eleven...

Goalie taking 3 steps then belting it down pitch

Full-backs   not wing backs

Half backs......and inside forwards

Sliding Tackles

All standing on the Terraces

Shoulder charges

Tackles from behind

British Players..even Manager who could speak English...

Flat Caps and smell of smoke...

Half time Marching Band...

Shuffling side of Trent after game...

Kids passed down to wall...

 

Eee i loved FOREST........:rolleyes:

 

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15 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Forest in 2nd division......early 50s

Yes Ben and the blanket being carried round the touch line for people to throw their loose change in for charity.

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Went to watch that other Nottm team on the other side of the Trent with my grandad in the 50s calling in at the sweet shop just outside the ground a lot the players were hanging around talking with everyone Wills, Wylie, Robey, Linton and Hately no security back then it was a pleasure going .

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Yet another loss now ten games without a win!

According to BBC Nottingham only 2 shots in the whole game and none of those on target. Being able to score has long been a problem for the Reds so what did we recruit during the off season....... defenders.

About time for the board and  owner to be changed.

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A second string team hammered 4-0 by Wolves at the City Ground

BBC Nottingham sports report says  

Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton: "I am incredibly proud of this young group, who would have been excited when they saw the team Wolves put out.

"We had to rely on Ethan Horvath to make some excellent saves. Two of the goals were quite soft and, without those, it would have been a credible result for a side that included seven academy lads.

"We held them for an hour. I am proud tonight; prouder than I was when we beat Bradford in the first round. We had to work really hard for possession. We will learn immensely from this game."

 

What is this guy doing? It was an opportunity for the first team players to learn how to work as a unit, gain some confidence and hopefully trigger a climb away from relegation, which i am sad to say at this point in time looks inevitable.

If the first team players do not perform then yes put the young guys in and I would rather them go down whilst gaining experience and building for the future rather than having a team of overpaid failures just turning up without any passion for the club.

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The game against Derby this Saturday is make or break for Chris Hughton. 
If Forest lose the fans will be reaching for their pitchforks. If they win, it will buy him a bit of time to try and get some points under their belt.

I don't think Forest will lose. Past history shows that Forest always manage to raise their game against Derby who aren't exactly tearing up the league at the moment.

I predict a very dull 0-0 draw which will give CH a couple more games to get a win. If he doesn't then I fear he'll be gone.

Who will come in?

On the NP site I've seen suggestions that Nigel Clough would be a good shout and one poster even came up with Ian Burchnall.

I can't see either of these happening but it's fun to watch from the sidelines.

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18 minutes ago, Mess said:
 

I can't see things improving at Forest until the club is sold.

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4 hours ago, philmayfield said:

I hope that Evangelos Marinakis doesn’t hear of RR’s comment. :(

Why?  RadfordRed has more knowledge of the Forest set-up than the big Greek businessman.  

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I don't really follow footie.. but is the owner deliberately using Forest as some sort of Tax loss?

I can't think of another rational explanation for such inept handling

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It must be something like that Col, most clubs seem to carry a debt that would sink a normal business in very short order...

Chelsea are over a billion! in the red.. how the hell do they service a debt that size?

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Another loss, this time at home to Cardiff. I just don't understand the thinking at the club as it keeps signing defenders and defensive midfield players. In order to win you need to score more goals than your opposition yet we have no-one that can score. 5 goals for and 10 against, this ratio is not going to stave off relegation. Unless there are some drastic changes it is going to be a grim year.

Meanwhile back in Mansfield with five straight defeats they have slid from promotion contenders to 20th.

Thankfully the Magpies continue to hold their spot in the play off group and are the only bright point in Notts football at the moment

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I think theres mini leagues within leagues, Fulham, West Brom, Bournemouth off to a fast start, no surprise, nice to see Brentford promoted..

Anybody name a team the benifited from Europa league qualification? Ok..Man United..

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Just read a report in the Post about Forest fans complaining about the lack of cleanliness in certain areas.

One complainant said  "It's for everyone if that makes sense, fans all want to go to a ground and not have to put up with facilities that are not Championship level."

A bit strange when they are still going to watch a team that is certainly not Championship level yet it has the second highest average attendance in the Championship???

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