Season 3 – Preseason..

So, at the end of season 2, Forest won their first FA Cup since 1959, and their first silverware since the 1990 defeat of Oldham in the League Cup final. The way certain things were going at the club in this save, meant that only one or two of the players within the squad were …

Season 2 – May I introduce…

Wembley. For a period of about 15 years, from the late 1970s, to the early 90s, it was a second home for Nottingham Forest, and the fans, having played in 6 League Cup finals, winning 4 of them, 1 FA Cup final, and countless ‘Members’ Trophies, as well as a Charity Shield, where Ipswich were …

Season 2 – I know its February, but…

So, the in game date is the middle of February, but, hear me out. We’ve spent another £30m in this transfer window, making signings that will work out for the best, as well as bringing in about £35m in return. First up, the outgoings. Several loan signings departed, and whilst, not all paid loan fees, …

Season 7 – The Tough Get Going

underdog [uhn-der-dawg, -dog] a person who is expected to lose in a contest or conflict. a victim of social or political injustice: 9 letters, 1 word. A definition, not just of the club, but of the way of thinking that had come through the club.  From the days of Alick Jeffrey, through to the fan movements during the torrid Ken Richardson era, all the way through to the end of Belle …

Season 7 – When the Going Gets Tough

So, after the victory at Palace, we had a week to wait until the dress rehearsal for the FA Cup Final, against Leicester City. A couple of changes were made as a result of the injury to Joao Filipe, with Javi Martin coming in for the Portuguese wideman. Martin Odegaard returned to the side, with …

Season 7 – Crunch Time

The Run In A slight change to normal. Instead of doing a summary of the matches, I’m going to do match by match.  So. 3 league matches sit between history. Between Doncaster Rovers, and the possibility of sitting at European Footballs highest table. As long as our results bettered the teams below us, we would …

Season 7 – The King is Dead, Long Live the King!

“You can’t win anything with kids” – Alan Hansen, August 1995 When you’re sat there, wondering what to do, realising, that no one that has sat there before you, has ever found themselves in this position, its difficult, nay impossible, to properly think of your next action, and how it will affect things. Well, turning …

Season 6 – Premier League, Season One

With January came the transfer window (see previous post for info on the signings), but, as well as that, it was important to keep the team ticking over as we sought to preserve Premier League status.   The Results January started with a couple of wins, at Home to Everton in the league, and an …

Season 6 Additional – Transfers and Prospects

So, the transfer window in January has gone. With two significant departures from the Keepmoat, and the attempts to replace them. I always aim to have at least 2 or 3 players available to target if I have to replace ones I sell, thats the way I do things, and thats the way I know …

Season 6 – New Year, New Problems?

It doesn’t take an idiot to know that the Premier League is a completely different level to the Football League and the Championship.  Having got promoted from the Championship playing my version of ‘Sarri-ball’, the high tempo style preferred by Maurizio Sarri,  There is a distinct possibility that this won’t work in the top flight, …