First of all hands up I got the family and timeframe wrong but got the Kuwaiti part right, so yetagain some truth behind the post, but my source got a bit carried away!
Just been informed that Forest want to make Jordan Rhodes their marquee signing of the summer! Of course we face stiff competition from the likes of Everton, West Ham and possibly Fulham. But given the chance of regular first team football, big wages and big bonuses forest are hoping to lure him to the City Ground. He is believed to be a the big statement forest and the al hasawis want to make, and to me shows that we now have te intention to move forward and In the words of al hasawi back to where we belong!
Kuwait and see!
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Kuwait and see![/QUOTE]
and now the pun begins ha ha
so youre normally half right?
Dustin Rhodes it is then....
Jordan it is then
More chance of signing Cecil Rhodes
I will take this with a pinch of salt but if this is the sort of "marquee" signing we should expect, then I would be very happy with the direction the Alhasawis were taking us in. Rhodes is a good, young, hungry player who can only get better, and from what Ive heard of him he sounds like a top lad and good pro. Much better than some over-the-hill ex-star here for a payday. Would be a good start.
Not having a go at this particular thread but people are getting carried away already. Why would Jordan Rhodes join a team in the same league as his current team, however rosy their prospects are, when I'm sure he could go straight to a mid-level prem team?
I've seen people punting AVB or Harry Redknapp as possible managers. It's daft.
We're still a Championship club even if we've suddenly upped our level of ambition.
Didn't the prospective new owners, and Nottingham Forest issue a statement saying...ignore the media, ignore the BS?
Gary Rhodes will be the dish of the summer signing if Jordan Rhodes is the marquee signing of the summer.
Rhodes is ambitious and Huddersfield dont want to lose him. That means 2 things:
a) If the new owners are intent on getting us up asap and intend to spend to do it, then we could offer him a better salary, regular football and great prospects of Prem football within 2 years; and
b) Huddersfield will want upwards of 5m for him, which may be too much of a gamble for Prem teams like Everton or Fulham but may be OK for an ambitious Championship team
I think we would have a decent chance of signing him if the new owners had the cash to get a bid accepted. Youre right though, nothings happened yet, so lets not get carried away just yet. My original point though, was if we do splash the cash, Id much rather it be on players like Rhodes than hasbeens who used to be big names.
I wouldn't want to spend upwards of five million of him to be honest.
What I'm most interested about, and you'd assume it'll be the first thing the owners do, is decide about the manager. The Moose, since you've told us this, what's happening with Cotterill? Conflicting reports are conflicting!
where is nikolajerkan to back this up?
I'd look at Damian Reeves, although, theres rumours of other clubs looking at him too.
Seeing as the deals not gone through, and we don't know who the manager is going to be how can the owners have targets,
How much would Rhodes cost? £7+ million quid I reckon. Not worth it, when we could probably get Maynard for less, seeing as he's not getting a look in at West Ham, and doubt he will next season.
More chance of signing a left back