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19 Feb 2020 21:18:46
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19 Feb 2020 09:25:31
At long last VAR regarding the ridiculous new Offside Law looks like it will change. Arsene Wenger who is in the FIFA Hierarchy is proposing:
“There is room to change the rule and not say that a part of a player’s nose is offside, so you are offside because you can score with that. Instead, you will be not be offside if any part of the body that can score a goal is in line with the last defender, even if other parts of the attacker’s body are in front.

“That will sort it out and you will no longer have decisions about millimetres and a fraction of the attacker being in front of the defensive line.”

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19 Feb 2020 10:06:59
Sounds like a fair rule and gives a bit more of an advantage to the attacker, which I agree with.

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19 Feb 2020 14:19:22
Has anyone seen "Richard Hammond's Big" series?
Just saw the one a out Spurs Stadium. absolutely incredible!
The transformation from a football stadium, to a American Football Stadium is stunning.
They can move the whole football pitch out, to reveal an American Football Pitch!
A brewery that can produce
10,000 pints a minute on match days!
(You listening Skeggs? )
The list is endless.
Phenomenal!

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19 Feb 2020 20:05:07
I notice that disgrace of a referee keith stroud has been made for the saints v villa game you couldn't make this up he should be down vic embankment instead.

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19 Feb 2020 20:57:09
Ark at you and the way it's going we'll need one, not much embankment left😂😂.

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19 Feb 2020 09:06:43
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new podcast entitled, Listen With Mother: Ed1 and his Mum

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Review Of The Day 19th February 2020

19 Feb 2020 07:39:03
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 19th February 2020

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18 Feb 2020 21:12:34
I see we have till 16th March to renew our season cards for next season?
While personally it doesn't matter to me I do think it far too early as we don't know what league we will be playing in.
Premier league then what a bargain.
Seems to be getting earlier every season, normally you get the close season to renew which I think is the correct time.

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19 Feb 2020 20:22:50
Maybe wanting money in early is a cash flow problem ?
Also now building apartments is part of the new development,makes you curious!
CARLO

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18 Feb 2020 16:22:35
Red cyclist and cjay hage been making good points re team selection rotation, injuries etc. The overall concern is the system that SL sets up. It is a very negative defensive formation. If we concede first then teams know how to nulify our predictable threat. Too many times we have only one attacker in the box and Lewis at times is so casual he misses more than he scores. When we were chasing the game we pushed more players forward and looked more threatening, then that's matty cash he carries a threat and will always get a shot away and quickly when in an advanced position. Silva carries little threat and the rest are defensive minded. Ameiobi, well you never know with him, he could be utter brilliant but beats himself a lot of the time. What i am saying is i dislike the stagnat formation. We just do not get enough players forward fast enough with incisive passing. And you cannot deny the schoolboy approach to our chaps running with the ball then stopping and saying here you have a go. It lacks bite and cohesion. The 5 brought in in january don't appear to have an attacking edge that offers any contrast to what we have. Cash and lolley combine well but then cash puts in a decent cross to one of the smallest strikers in the leagueand he is generally on his own. Its fair play to SL that we have generally maintained a top six slot but we just can't attract or identify solid powerful inteligent attack minded centre mids or that all important 2nd striker or a different option to Grabban. Interesting 2 months ahead as the hand is played!

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18 Feb 2020 17:00:34
Think this depends on your perceptions of our players strengths. I don't agree we should be pushing players higher up the pitch, purely because we're better on the break, We've got nothing on the books who can play a pass through the lines and we've built a defense first approach that's got us here.

Its dull to watch but it gets results, for it to work, Watson has to stay deep, so does Sow, Silva has to get the ball out wide and that's where we attack. The rest is up to individual bursts from the wingers or full backs.

Lamouchi played this way at Rennes, it won't change and I don't think he's anything more than harder work to bring to them home games where we struggle to break teams down. He's literally said as much.

I agree the recruitment Jan recruitment was dross.

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18 Feb 2020 17:50:37
R R1 as regards grabban, think you’ll find all strikers miss more than they score.

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18 Feb 2020 18:00:17
After Saturday I, ve rechristened our No. 11 Matty Smash!
😋😋😋
CARLO.

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18 Feb 2020 19:03:02
Or matty flash.

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18 Feb 2020 19:16:23
Or Creamy Mash!
😂😂😂.

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18 Feb 2020 20:49:48
What let's down your arguments rutland is grabban is one of the top scorers in this league and has been for the last 3 or 4 seasons,
We do attack with purpose and the system is one that liverpool adopt and many others, we have lolley and cash bang on form on one side and reberio and ameobi on the other, two defensive midfielders in sow and Watson with a grafter in there in silva, the idea is a 433 like liverpool, think your very old school in how you want us to play.
We just don't have good back up for our best eleven we have two or three players that can cover but that's it.
Biggest problem is when sow is injured or rested as Yeats can't fill that void.
All in all Lamouchi has done a fantastic job and I've enjoyed the season and will continue to do so, just don't want to see wholesale changes against the so called lesser teams, its been Lamouchi downfall if any criticism is aimed at him it's for that and the results prove it.

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18 Feb 2020 21:07:16
I don’t like the stagnent formation that’s got us into a position we would all of given our right nuts for at the start of the season.

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18 Feb 2020 22:10:12
Stagnant would place us bottom of the league mon, not sure what rutland wants?
It's about progression and we are progressing, been a good season for us but still not good enough for rutland, we don't make it this season then we will do it next, it might mean losing cash but that money would ensure our future.
Yes Lamouchi has made mistakes but has shown he has the recipe for success, still convinced we will do it this season, but not with resting players.

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18 Feb 2020 22:24:31
And probably the left nut as well.

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18 Feb 2020 22:35:51
I'm scratching both now wondering why rutland wants the coach out?
Best we've had for many years but not up to his standards?
Like I've said he's made a few mistakes but on the whole been brilliant and got players believing in their ability got something special in our goalkeeper and defence to build on imo.
Made us some money with the value of worrall and cash going through the roof, so well done Lamouchi, no more resting though please 🍻🍻.

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18 Feb 2020 23:20:45
Agreed just think where we were last season at least we are there abouts.

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19 Feb 2020 00:09:03
were where we are because we have a good manager he's made mistakes even I've questioned but where we are at the minute is down to him nobody can argue that fact apart from what could of been what might of been blah blah blah as far as I'm concerned I got us top 6 January and wasn't backed in the transfer window to finish the season off that's not down to him that's down to the owner to give him the money for the players he wants buck stops with owner now where we finish its that simple.

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19 Feb 2020 05:41:34
Rutland do you think we will stay up this season? with these poor tactics and poor attacking personnel I think it’s going to be tough but what do you think, stay up or league 1.

Remember in the first few months of the season when qpr were banging in loads of goals being open and doing well is that what you want? where are they now in the table? they are where they are because they havnt got a dare I say it Watson 😲 and sow in front of there defence, if we didn’t have them just think where we would be.

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19 Feb 2020 07:06:36
79 not sure where i said i want rid of lamouchi. I merely state that we are still about two attacking options short to carry more threat going forward. Grabban is a fox in the box and our style of play not suited to his best attributes. He has to run all over the shop for little reward.

Our style would definitely suit a big lump up top with grabban feeding off him. Like you say ameiobi, cash and lolley can get good crosses in but unless they are across the 6 yard box and low grabban is not a target man. To his credit he has persevered and notched his usual double figures.

Other than the charlton debacle i have grown to admire lamouchi. don't always agree with his style or formation but he has courage for his convictions and i believe honest enough.

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19 Feb 2020 10:44:03
Rr1 mate if we had a big lump up front with grabban feeding off him, we’d lose our numbers in midfield which makes us difficult to break down Sl whole style is based on this, so your never going to see 2 up front unless we’re chasing the game late on.

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19 Feb 2020 12:35:51
Problem is rutland we aren't going to play 442 anymore regardless of the coach, its a system very few use anymore as you get overrun in midfield, I enjoyed the WBA game only Charlton left a bad taste.

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19 Feb 2020 19:24:33
Agreed 79 and stevief. Just hoped the lads broughtvin in jan would have been more streetwise and tougher!

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19 Feb 2020 21:14:52
Lamouchi had no say in who was bought in just identified what he needed in certain areas
Shame the recruitment staff aren't up to Lamouchi standards.
Having said that they did give us reberio, samba and sow and ameobi in the summer, not many clubs even in the premier signed players of note in the January window, its a 2aste of time now trying to bring in good players in Jan window and for them to hit the ground running.

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Review Of The Day 18th February 2020

18 Feb 2020 07:39:05
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 18th February 2020

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18 Feb 2020 16:00:18
I've bee way and I know it's old news now. however I've just saw the assault on Ribeiro. and the blatant hand ball. too angry for words!

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17 Feb 2020 22:17:35
“I feel the same as the fans - against a strong team, don’t worry, we will be there.
Sabri Lamouchi celebrates for Nottingham Forest against West Brom

“Against teams not at the same level, we need to increase our level to be more determined and make the difference. ”

Even though the boss says it and I do, I know I'm always wrong FF79 so it's not worth mentioning.

But if we don't beat the bottom teams we are screwed.

We have still only lost once to a top 7 team. However we are not playing one until April. THIS is the test.

Start beating the bottom teams or we are in this division for another year. End of story.

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18 Feb 2020 05:01:49
We play Bristol city in march.

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18 Feb 2020 07:23:57
We need to beat teams when samba sow doesn't play is the answer not so much who they are.

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18 Feb 2020 10:49:59
We need to take it one game at a time play our best 11 and play every game like a cup final 13 games to go win 8 and i'd say were well in play offs.

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18 Feb 2020 13:06:14
We will beat Bristol then!

Surely the best 11 is the in-form 11. So that would mean dropping Grabban for the next game as his form is poor. We played him again and he did diddly-squat again. My guess is that he is carrying an injury but I could be wrong.

We rested Cash and he scored against the team who were top of the league when he came back.

I agree that we should try to play the best team we can every game but it isn't as black and white as we all wish it was. The boss watches training and talks to the medical team and with modern medical science they know exactly who is genuinely 100% fit. We don't. They also keep it quiet sometimes when a player is not truly fit for obvious reasons.

I'm still thinking that we can do it but we haven't consistently beaten teams lower down for years. We have to start doing that now whatever team we put out. Everything crossed for the run-in.

Come on Forest. Do it for us.

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18 Feb 2020 15:05:52
Sadly the best 11 is black and white, the legacy of a garbage looking January window, there isn't really genuine competition for places in any position on the pitch.

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18 Feb 2020 15:35:08
Yes I agree we need more depth. On the other hand we have some good young players. If we keep signing players then when will they ever get the chance?

My other point wasn't about rotation in the way you might think. What I mean is that what we think is the "best team" sometimes isn't because the medical team and boss know details about fitness we don't. so we might THINK we have not played the best team when actually we have made the best use of resources.

(e. g. If Cash was tired or had a minor fitness issue we are not privy to so we rest him. Then he is brilliant after the rest then it could be a good decision even though it looks a bad one at the time. If we played him when not fit and he picks up an injury or struggles that is bad management.

It really isn't black and white no matter how desperately annoying it is when we can't put the same 11 out every week. If we could why would we need more depth? Obvious really.

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18 Feb 2020 15:38:05
Also if the squad is only poor because of the January window then why was it good enough to put us just outside the top two places before we signed more players?

As football fans we let disappointments (e. g. in transfer or selection) twist our opinion too readily. One minute Lamouchi is the Messiah. Next minute he's a liar and doesn't have a clue. Neither is true.

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18 Feb 2020 16:03:25
Redcyclist yoir just going round in circles with your daft arguments we play the best 11 and take each game as it comes if we make play offs we make play offs its a bonus nobody expected us to make top 6 with lamouchi and the squad at the start of the season so the rest is a bonus happy days uredddssss.

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18 Feb 2020 16:42:55
We're in the top two places without really utilising much of the squad, its becoming all too evident which eleven players need to be on the pitch to get a result. Lamouchis not culpable, he's done a great job of giving a pretty average bunch of footballers an approach that gets results.

I also doubt he was part of the January window that gave him nothing to build on what he's done so far. Amazing when you consider we go into one of the biggest seasons end for many a year.

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18 Feb 2020 18:27:57
I seem to remember that one or two on here criticised the club getting an unknown foreign manager with no experience of English football and then he was further slaughtered for making unknown foreign signings that were as crap as the dross we already had at the club. All because we hadn't spent a fortune and their alleged stats. We were in a relegation battle before we had even kicked off the season .
My point is let's just give the new lads a chance to settle in and blend in with the squad then judge them .
cant believe some fans and how quick they are to jump on players backs to criticise.

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18 Feb 2020 19:05:54
I am with you Skegsjay. It's so easy to be hyper analytical and over critical. Lamouchi has excelled with the squad that has been available to him.

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19 Feb 2020 15:41:16
Skegs, If you're going to say someone is making daft arguments then you need to say what is daft about them otherwise you are just blowing hot air. Or is it just a fact that I'm not really daft at all?

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17 Feb 2020 21:08:52
Three signings from Huddersfield,,,one top notch ,the other two well !
CARLO

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17 Feb 2020 21:23:18
Carlo maybe crap is the word you’re looking for?

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18 Feb 2020 16:38:15
Hefele was decent before his injury. Lolley has been superb.

Are we really judging Diakhaby on a small handful of performances? He's not looked great but give the lad a chance.

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18 Feb 2020 18:04:47
Hefele looked like a carthorse and diakhaby looks likes he’s never seen a football before,

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18 Feb 2020 22:14:58
Heffle is a cart horse never played a decent game some just got fooled by his antics of trying to get the fans going, he's crap and won't be with us longer than it takes to get rid.
Useless signing.

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19 Feb 2020 00:04:02
Who’s going to take hefele? he’ll be stood in the stands watching the match with the rest of us for another year.

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