Over the years some regular starting eleven players have moved away from Forest. How many of them, still playing, would make the current starting 11 at Forest.
For example, and this one is easy, Kris commons v Andy Reid – No comparison for me here, Reidy is a much better player and has more passion for Forest and the fans. Commons would not get a start with Reid in the team.
Another example might be Chris Gunter who I think would make the Forest starting 11 over say Maloney or Halford.
James Perch would get in our current side.
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Just to continue the controversial nature the start of this thread has, Kelvin Wilson would for me too, probably the best centre back we've had at the club since Micky Dawson.
Grant Holt would be a shout too.
At the moment I'm favouring Halford over Gunter. I loved Gunter in his first season as an overlapping full back, but by the end of his time here he'd become a defensive liability with limited attacking threat. A solid RB at Championship level but no more, which is probably what Halford is, although he has a dangerous long throw and is a threat in the air.
depends how far back you want to go, do you include loans? if so I would have Gunter over Moloney/Hutch/Halford, Bertrand or Shorey over Harding and McCleary over Majewski. Obviously going back further then youd have daws back in a shot too
I also think Dawson would get into the starting 11 if he could stay fit enough for long enough.
I wasnt going to include loans but you can if you really wanted to. You could include Terry and SWP in that case.
A Wilson or Dawson type CB would be immense for us.
Top of the lists of signings for Jan has to be a player who can play both LB & CB well defensively, can read the game, pass the ball and play it out from the back, and who's also got some pace too. Easier said than done finding one for the right price though.
I would say Collins is the CB who can play LB.Originally Posted by Alf-Inge of Fudge
From the attributes that you have just said, I would say Lascelles fits the bill perfectly, technically very good and quick. He may be young, but Andre Wisdom who is only a bit older, has just played in a merseyside derby. I think Lascelles could definitely do a job partnering Collins.
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Grant Holt? Hmmm not sure.
I agree! Unfortunately I think he's injured atm, however you would think in his new contract that it will guarantee him game time.Originally Posted by Alf-Inge of Fudge
Of players currently playing
Now Terry is a complete penis but if anyone really wants to argue he's not as good as Collins etc.. Then good for you but the fact is they aren't!
Commons > Reid
I love Reidy but Commons could cross a ball, beat players and stayed out wide for starters. He created so much and chipped in with way more assists and goals than Reidy does.
Gillet > Perch
I was always a Perch fan too (except when he played left back in vital playoff matches...), he was a hard worker, got stuck in and never shirked a tackle. However, he doesn't read the game, pass or retain the ball as well as Gillet.
Collins actually does remind me of Wilson at times with the way he covers his full back and reads the game. Of course, Collins' is getting on a bit so doesn't have the same pace but still has the brain, like Breckin did when he first joined us.
I'm a big Halford fan but we'd be even more dangerous with Gunter providing width and crosses for the strikers we have now. I prefer Halford in the centre to Ayala personally. However, neither of them are Matty Louis Jean.
No loans camp gunter wes Kevin Collins Cohen gillet jenas commons sharp cox
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For those saying Gillett over Perch; I'd agree, as I'd play Perchy at Centre Back.
He's looked excellent for Newcastle when I've sen him play there.
Kelvin Willson over Daniel Ayala
Shorey over Harding