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    Anyone know if we are going to sign him or not i thought we would as we hung onto him when he was injured

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    not signing him


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    I was told we're signing him this week...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flange MacIntyre
    I was told we're signing him this week...
    CC announced that we have terminated all intrest in him.



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    Shame really, if he had ever got fit he'd have been a good signing in my book.

    I imagine this back problem of his is going to be rather long term.


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    09/05/2008 - So who's on the A list?

    As the dust settles on the celebrations across Nottingham, the debates about Forest's future will rage.


    Discussions in pubs and workplaces across the city will see fans having strong opinions about who Colin Calderwood should sign.

    When it comes to potential transfers and targets, the Forest boss holds a strong poker face. Throw names at him and he will bat them off. He is not one to give too many clues away.

    But as his current squad whip out the sun lotion and settle down on an exotic beach somewhere, Calderwood will be plotting his first crack as a manager in the Championship.

    With the backing of chairman Nigel Doughty, he will be filtering through Plan A, looking to boost his squad to make it a competitive one. A squad capable of making the chairman's wish of Premiership football come true as soon as possible.

    Suddenly Forest look a more tempting attraction to players who were unwilling to drop down. But it is all about making the right choices and ensuring you land the right players.

    The striking department is the area Calderwood has identified as in need of real strengthening after his defence proved rock steady this season, keeping 24 clean sheets in the league.

    While Nathan Tyson still has a real part to play, Junior Agogo and Grant Holt are expected to leave while their interest in Will Hoskins will not be renewed after back trouble plagued his loan spell. It all paves the way for more than one forward to come in.
    Robert Earnshaw is a proven goalscorer at this level and the Reds are known to be interested in Derby's Welsh international striker.

    Freddy Eastwood has been frustrated at Wolves and wants a move and could also be on the Reds' list while Preston's Brett Ormerod has just enjoyed a successful loan spell to help Forest win promotion.

    Darren Huckerby has been released by Norwich and after a superb spell here back in 2003, he could still be an option - but is he the same player as five years ago?

    Another interesting name to come into the equation is former Forest striker Marlon Harewood. He has failed to nail down a regular starting berth at Aston Villa since his move from West Ham.

    And while it might be a long shot, Calderwood could try to tempt Kevin Phillips from West Brom.

    He has just fired 24 goals to help them clinch the Championship title (46 in two seasons at the Hawthorns) but the 34-year-old is out of contract next month and wants a two-year deal while the Baggies are only offering one.

    The tough task would be beating off stiff competition from elsewhere as he has offers on the table.

    But if Forest show the right ambition, which Doughty has promised to do, he could be tempted into being an integral part of a successful story at the City Ground next season.

    Signing him is a long shot but he is a potential golden ticket.

    Such new additions, coupled with Tyson, could give Forest a real spark up front and there is no doubting that is the area where it can be won next season.

    At the back, Kelvin Wilson and Wes Morgan are still young but vastly experienced and have both played in the Championship.

    Along with the experience of Ian Breckin and Luke Chambers, a natural centre-half, Calderwood has plenty of options at the heart of his defence.

    The strengthening might come in the full-back positions. James Perch can play at right-back as well as Chambers but at left-back if Matt Lockwood does leave there will be a need for competition and cover for player of the year Julian Bennett.

    While in goal, Calderwood made it clear he wanted somebody pushing Paul Smith this season by signing Coventry goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos. But a freak incident in his first training session killed that.

    Competition is required and Manchester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has said he will exit Eastlands in the summer and after two loan periods in the Championship this campaign, he might interest the Reds. A bigger shout would be another former Forest player, Darren Ward. The 33-year-old left four years ago. He has since won the Championship with Sunderland and having also played for Mansfield and Notts County, is a local man at heart, still close to his Worksop roots.

    The only other question comes up in midfield where Calderwood hopes to tie Sammy Clingan down to a new deal, although he looks set to lose Kris Commons.

    Forest have strong connections with former midfielder David Friio, now an agent and was at the final game of the season against Yeovil. He is earning a good reputation for the players he is bringing over from France and there is a chance developments on that front might happen.

    But Stephen Clemence, of relegated Leicester, is a name being mentioned. Although last season was a poor one, the previous year he skippered Birmingham to the Premiership.

    Former Aston Villa midfielder Peter Whittingham, now at Cardiff, is another earning rave reviews this season and is from Nuneaton. The Reds are keen, especially with him being a left-sided option.

    Midfielder Mark Kerr at Dundee United - who had a trial with Forest as a teenager in 2002 - is another man who is catching the eye of those at the City Ground.

    Money is there to fund transfers, giving the Reds boss options in all areas.

    Only one thing is certain, speculation will be rife from now until the start of the next campaign and only Calderwood knows his targets.

    As is the policy at the City Ground, football adviser David Pleat will have a say in all transfers and targets.

    His Premiership knowledge could now pay dividends, with strong links with top clubs.

    It is an interesting period, one which will have tongues wagging among fans for days and weeks.

    It is all looking up again at Forest and there is one thing for sure, until he signs his men, Calderwood will keep his cards close to his chest.



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    Default Re: Will Hoskins

    As I have said before, It is a shame we won't be signing him as I always thought he was a decent player. But we can't take the chance on his back being knackered all the time (Scott Dobie?)


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    Well it's only 500k and he managed to make himself look good in a 10 minute spell when he did play. It's a shame we won't take a gamble though, it could pay off.


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    Default Re: Will Hoskins

    He wouldn't pass the medical anyway. Until Hoskins get the back ops that he needs* and be declared fit , there's no point signing him now.


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    I hope we sign him.


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    Default Re: Will Hoskins

    If he didn't ge injured and he had a successful loan spell, I think we would of..
    Doesnt look likely.


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    Default Re: Will Hoskins

    We dont seem to ave had much luck this season with loan signings and injuries with hoskins pulling his back out and that Konstantopilis getting injured in his first training session.


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    I think the lack of service we had out of Johnno goes to show you can't take a risk on a player with a knackered back. He might have been a snip at 500K but can we really afford to chuck that much money away?


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    Default Re: Will Hoskins

    I did like Hoskins he looked sharp fast with a good eye for goal BUT we have learnt the hard way about signing crocked players, Johnno being prime example not forgettting Nowland and Dobie, big waste of money which if spent else where who knos what could of been.


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    Default Re: Will Hoskins

    Hoskins had been hit by the curse of the forest loan signings this season , he got it , that greek keeper also had it. After they signed , they both get crocked.


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    Default Re: Will Hoskins

    We really don't need another sick note. Its not even worth thinking about.


 

 

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