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08 Jan 2020 11:49:34
So SL has put his foot down and said its a winger and a striker he needs, no rubbish sherlock. The transfer committee had targeted more midfielders. Which begs the question of communication and observation from the folk above SL. Surely their must have been some activity between coach and committee during nov/ dec to identify the areas of weakness and a plan put in motion. Maybe they were concentrating on finding a new manager lol
Putting feelers out before the window on players identified to strengthen would make sense, get the business done early and get on with the challenge ahead quietly and purposefully. It looks like we have only just started and joining the scramble of players that might be available. Players that, in Gayles case won't be match fit, foreign mavericks with no alegiences and the NEVER going to LEAVE their club players.
To ff79 this ain't a moan just an observation. We are short of a goal scoring midfielder of strength and drive, Silva us short of it at this level, so i would make it 4 players
we need to take the next step. 2 Strikers a winger and a more assured central midfielder. The fear is the longer this goes on we will end up with nowt, or worse another panic buy or two with no research into suitability!

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08 Jan 2020 13:07:24
I agree with a lot of that. I don't agree with this idea that it is possible to get your transfers done early. If it is name me a club who has.

Basically clubs - including Forest - would be stupid not to wait for the highest bids for any player they are going to release. They will be told by clubs that there will be a bid "when this that or the other has happened" so they wait. You would not want Forest to accept a bid for a player when two other clubs are about to bid after they have sold someone else would you? Surely a club has a duty to get good money for their sales and loans right?

So we have to wait.

We also have to wait until players we want are available. That often means waiting until, for example, Newcastle get in a player before they release Dwight Gayle, or Peterborough get a replacement for Ivan Toney before we can do business.

In fact if we do our business early we might miss out on the opportunity to sign a good player who becomes available later in the window.


08 Jan 2020 13:08:10
So chill out and let's try to ge the BEST players we can rather than the first one available.


08 Jan 2020 13:10:58
I see age must be catching up with Warnock?
He said on Talk Sport, "Leeds and WBA are not top of the league in a sense. they've just been more consistent". 🙈🙈🙈.

08 Jan 2020 13:19:00
I've got to agree and have been saying we only need two or three quality players to add to the squad a goalscoring midfielder and a striker are a must for me, winger? Well we have one already that should be unleashed, Alex Mighten but another pacy one would be a bonus.

08 Jan 2020 13:31:41
Rutland i couldn't agree more.
It is blatantly obvious we are in need of another striker yet the powers that be seem delusional by the fact that midfielders are a priority.
As you state surely this problem with another striker should of been implemented ages ago.
I aslo fear we will as usual get the dregs of a panic buy.
Apparently Newcastle are willing to let Gayle go out on loan provided a club foots his wage bill of £50,000 per week!
We have seen that too many times forest drag their heels during transfer periods.
Hopefully this time round they prove me wrong and show intent of ambition in quality additions and not crap!

08 Jan 2020 14:57:18
"I see age must be catching up with Warnock? "

It's a shame reality won't catch up with him.

08 Jan 2020 15:10:02
I think we need a young player with pace who can play across the front 3 (including striker), another striker (old player fine to get us out of the division in 20 weeks time) and someone who can pull strings consistently in midfield even if they are older (Andy Reid type) .

08 Jan 2020 15:39:43
Blimey I’m agreeing with a cyclist 😱
Best book that doctors appointment 🤣.

08 Jan 2020 16:06:50
It's beginning to be a bit like groundhog day 🤔.

08 Jan 2020 16:26:48
Hey 2tone, just because a lot of persons ride a bike doesn't mean every cyclist is an person.

We might be better off waiting for the right player though. Rushing signings is just madness in January.

08 Jan 2020 16:59:38
I’m only kidding red 🚲 -I love vegans and lorry drivers as well 🤣
Who doesn’t love stereotypes - good track as well 🎵.

08 Jan 2020 17:04:42
Red cyclist nobody is rushing signings lol what there saying is they've had 4 months knowing what we need it works both ways we could get someone in early we need and yes probably pay a bit more or we could let the window go by and not get anyone because we're penny pinching if marankis wants us to go up then he needs to be paying good money for quality players simple.

08 Jan 2020 17:05:37
person read "id1ots" when I typed it. Must be auto correcting what looks like abuse. Political correctness.

{Ed001's Note - its the swear filters, they can be a bit ott at times. They are a pain and were meant to be switched off but they just keep flaring up when they feel like it.}

08 Jan 2020 17:38:25
I think a creative midfielder that can run at teams and can score would be a crucial addition so maybe the transfer committee are right re targets.

08 Jan 2020 17:46:26
Trying to get a good striker to come and play second fiddle to Grabban won’t be easy. Can’t see Lamouchi going 2 up top so I’d forget the likes of Gayle and Adams. Murray will prefer to sit on the bench for Brighton in the prem than in the championship for us. That’s why I think someone like Lyle Taylor at Charlton would be a good shout.

08 Jan 2020 19:22:41
Exactly perks it’s two players to play where Ameobi and Lolley play who have goals in them or a number 10 who can find the net.

08 Jan 2020 21:33:12
We need a playmaker that can put a good delivery in and can score from free kicks I've lost count of how many we've had only to watch Silva miss them all.

08 Jan 2020 22:12:32
Generally one good delivery in 6 albeit slightly improved against Blackburn .

08 Jan 2020 22:27:19
Perks you took the words out my mouth lol. And thsts the reason a gayle won't come. Gayle plays better in a 2 up top anyway.

09 Jan 2020 08:20:04
Hi Ed001, I think the settings sometimes go to default when the software updates. At least it works, my forum software crashed.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know, might be a server update causing it I guess in that case. I will have to speak to ed33 about it, he does all the techy stuff.}

09 Jan 2020 08:26:13
You're on the right line for me Perks. If players are scared of Grabban's competition and sitting on the bench then someone hungry from a lower division makes sense. Look how good Collymore and Assombalonga turned out.



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