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    "Billy Davies may not yet have been sacked as Nottingham Forest manager but he surely reached the point of no return at Derby County on Saturday.

    However embarrassing the performance, it wasn’t merely the fact of losing 5-0 to Forest’s bitterest local rivals that has turned fans against him. In recent years Derby and Leicester have conceded five at the City Ground and Nigel Clough and Nigel Pearson’s reputations remained firmly intact.

    It’s not even a run of three draws and four defeats from the last seven games that has seen Forest drop out of the top six. The Reds’ injury crisis is a major mitigating factor.

    It was the fact that once again Davies’ behaviour dominated the whole occasion and, quite frankly, a large proportion of Forest fans have had enough.

    He seems to have manipulated his way onto the touchline by appealing the three games of his five-match ban for improper conduct towardsreferee Anthony Taylor, having seen last week’s appeal postponed for ‘personal reasons’.

    Why Billy Davies owes every Nottingham Forest fan an apology,From his position on the sidelines he will have definitely heard Reds fans defiantly singing throughout a humiliating second half.

    And yet the 2,700 Forest fans – who had paid £35 a ticket to watch that shambles - weren’t even afforded a wave or a clap at the end from the man many had hailed as a messiah and King Billy since his return to the City Ground 13 months ago.

    What made it all the more galling was seeing Davies’ trusted assistant Ned Kelly telling the players to go and face the music.

    Davies has always been quick to take the plaudits when things have been going well – that was an act of cowardice.

    Perhaps he didn’t like the second half chants of: ‘It is what it is, it is what it is, we’re Nottingham Forest, it is what it is.’

    But what does he expect? Which brings us neatly to Davies’ second abdication of his responsibilities on a sorry afternoon.

    Forest have been football’s version of North Korea this season. Even when Davies has seen fit to do a press conference this season he has insulted fans’ intelligence by refusing to give a straight answer.

    On Saturday, of course, Kelly was left to face the music. Davies has cited ‘legal advice’ and his appeal against his touchline ban as the cause.

    Yet, seeing as he was on the touchline at the iPro Stadium, surely even Billy could recognise that Forest fans deserved a few words of explanation from their manager – if not to the press then at least via the club’s website.

    Owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi last week suggested Davies would be given the rest of the season before a decision was made and, despite rumours of Neil Warnock being placed in charge, he may well stick to that plan.

    But once a manager loses the fans there is rarely a way back. Davies threw away a lot of goodwill yesterday. An apology from Davies himself is the very least Forest fans deserve."


    http://metro.co.uk/2014/03/23/say-so...ology-4674271/

    Do you think he will apologise before he goes?


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    Not a chance.

    "It is better to live one day as a lion, than one hundred years as a sheep"

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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    This and some


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    Hell will freeze over before that happens


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    Rather he never uttered one single word about Forest again


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    Should apologise to fawaz first.


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    Already gone, so he wont


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    If Davies ever manages at this level again I'd be amazed. To say his reputation will precede him is somewhat of an understatement.

    Last edited by Frank Clarks Tash; 24-03-14 at 13:45.

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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    Unfinished apology


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysARed87 View Post
    Do you think he will apologise before he goes?
    Not a chance.


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    In all honesty we really should have known better, shouldn't we?

    He left Preston after falling out with everybody and the fans hate him

    He left Derby after falling out with everybody and the fans hate him

    He left Forest after being a complete twat and falling out with one of the nicest men ever involved with our club and we still took him back.

    He must enjoy being an object of hatred


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    Billy Davies apologise? Impossible. We won't be seeing or hearing from Billy Davies from a long time. Nobody will want to hire him, and he genuinely looks like he needs some mental support. The level of paranoia he is developing is worrying. Whatever I think of him as a manager, I wouldn't wish mental health issues on anyone. Best of luck to the man.


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    If anything we should be apologizing to him.
    I'll think of a reason why later.


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    Doesn't owe me owt. Gave me some great entertainment and mostly a top 6 season this year. Big thanks to him.


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-Inge of Fudge View Post
    Doesn't owe me owt. Gave me some great entertainment and mostly a top 6 season this year. Big thanks to him.
    Indeed. This all smacks of the last time he was sacked with the responses, very sad.

    Let's hope it actually turns out better this time. Coyr.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-Inge of Fudge View Post
    Doesn't owe me owt. Gave me some great entertainment and mostly a top 6 season this year. Big thanks to him.
    I sympathise with your point, but the cowardly way he behaved yesterday was not a fitting way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie Red Hat View Post
    Indeed. This all smacks of the last time he was sacked with the responses, very sad.

    Let's hope it actually turns out better this time. Coyr.
    It didn't.

    “All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.”

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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    Hope he gets the Rangers job.

    Might make the Old Firm derby worth watching again.


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    If he does get the job then Rangers will be back at the top before too long.

    He'll implode at some point of course, but if he gets Rangers back up there first then it's job done.


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    He might get them to the top in the early days before he wants to run the club as well as his own job.
    Always as a secret agenda and after the first season who knows what is going to happen !!


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    If they want to be battling Celtic for the League ASAP then Billy is the answer.

    If they want the next Walter Smith then he isn't.


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    Got to feel for the Rangers fans going to all them away grounds twice in a season and seeing that Dele McAdebola in the starting line up knowing the most your gonna get is a point.


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    As long as he advises and recommends well away from this club


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    It's a real shame the like button wasn't around when this thread was started.


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    Default Re: Why Billy Davies owes every single Nottingham Forest fan an apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Bangerz View Post
    If he does get the job then Rangers will be back at the top before too long.
    Hope your right, but the disparity in budgets makes it an almost impossible task. The Rangers fans demands on MW were inexplicable given the circumstances.

    I live in hope Celtics domination comes to an end, I fucking hate the club. If Billy gets the gig, then he's back in the circle of trust.

    Rangers could do a lot worse.


 

 

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