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03 Jul 2019 21:11:17
Thoughts on the season ahead and where to start?

1959 for me, touching the FA Cup on display at Wollaton Park and hooked as a Forest fan.

1960's watched some good football under Johnny Carey and an FA Cup semi final

1970's reality check on being a fan of your local club until OBE arrived and the rest is history living the dream and then 40 years of trying to emulate it!

Why is this important?

The sacking of MON for better or for worst draws a line under our history as he is the last of our past hero's still around to be given a go of reliving the dream.

What does this mean?

The pressure is now off current owners, managers, coaches and players from the nostalgic notion of fans that past hero's can deliver our dreams! Ghosts of Christmas Past finally exorcized?

For me, we now finally have a club with foundations with a clear purpose, strategy and owners with the clout to make things happen who have now cleared the decks of the burden of history and able to make their own history.

Whether the deck chairs have been reorganised in the right order remains to be seen but at least there is now no ambiguity on the chain of command and who is to blame or take the credit for what happens next?

No excuses from players now just get us promotion?

COYR's.

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03 Jul 2019 21:16:52
Have you forgotten about Nigel, the son of god lurking in the background as one last roll of the dice, it might never happen but never say never.

03 Jul 2019 21:29:23
I doubt this will be the last time we turn back .

03 Jul 2019 21:29:43
I'm sure you said all this when krankie arrived in fact I know you did red and for me the club is going backwards again promises and lies heard it to many times under fawaz and its happening again we shall see come start of the season.

03 Jul 2019 21:39:00
For my part Red I have to admit to feeling a little flat right now with the impending kick off approaching quickly and yet again there being a bit of turmoil and strife about the club.

This time last year I had a sense of anticipation and felt that we would most certainly be in the mix come May.
Players had been signed, not least of all the Portugese trio, which obviously didn't work out too well with two gone and for me Carvalho having something to prove, but there was a sense of excitemenmt at what was to come.

I appreciate there is still time before the first match and hopefully some signings can be made and after a few games we will have some idea as to how Mr Lambouchi wants to play the game although I have to admit that his lack of experience at club level ( 12 months in France not including his time in the qatar all stars league ) does give me cause for concern.

I think we are going to have to come to terms with the way the owner does his business and hopefully he will find the right pegs to fit the right holes.

As we all anticipated many of the players deemed surplus to requirement are still with us and personally I think those that do go will only be on loan leaving us with a fair sized wage contribution to make and I hope that we don't see a last minute smash and grab for Lolley.

Not the most uplifting of posts I know but that's where I am now BUT I know where I will be on 4th August and

AS always

COYR.

03 Jul 2019 21:52:04
Good post RIE.

04 Jul 2019 11:35:33
Hi guy I would gave given o'Neil his 12 months felt for him being cast aside in the manner he was not given a chance to prove what he could do and also the amount of fans that disrespected him I though was disgraceful, but times change we now have a guy who with no idea what he's facing it's going to be a steep learning curve for him I do hope he's up for but I'll hold any judgement until we have played a few games, then again will he get more than six months.

04 Jul 2019 11:54:03
Skeg,

All I ever said about appointing Karanka was that we had a Championship winning manager who knew how to get us out the league and his record was mirroring what he did at Boro.

Subsequent events clearly show he was being undermined by the management hierarchy.

The owners have now shown their hand with their new set up which means we go forward with head coaches which means old school managers are a thing of the past!







 

 

 
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