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    http://www.nottinghampost.com/Des-Wa...ail/story.html

    I wonder if we should get him on the coaching staff?

    A good interview. A real insight into what its like after football.


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    I see Gregor Robertson has changed careers from his days as feeder of beef burgers to swans.


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    There have been fewer finer exponents of the art of Defending than Desmond Sinclair Walker.

    He'd be a valuable asset to our coaching staff.

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    I was a big fan of Des's, but there has to be a reason why he hasn't found his niche in the game post retiring as a player.
    It would be "nice" to see him take a role at Forest, but being a great defender doesn't automatically mean Des would be a great coach.
    If he has the badges, then let him stand the test of competitive interview.
    If he hasn't got the badges he should show his willingness to learn by getting them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    I was a big fan of Des's, but there has to be a reason why he hasn't found his niche in the game post retiring as a player.
    It would be "nice" to see him take a role at Forest, but being a great defender doesn't automatically mean Des would be a great coach.
    If he has the badges, then let him stand the test of competitive interview.
    If he hasn't got the badges he should show his willingness to learn by getting them.
    Fair point.


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    He says in the article that he suffered from depression after retiring as a player and couldn't bare to be involved in football in any capacity. It'll be interesting to see if he does anything

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    The bright guys realise retirement is going to happen sooner than you expect and plan for it.

    Bit like me leaving school, it suddenly happened and I had no idea what to do. Took a few years to get sorted and I never did realise my potential. Which doesn't really matter, because I had a hell of a life, but some are not so lucky and it doesn't work out so well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickie Trees View Post
    http://www.nottinghampost.com/Des-Wa...ail/story.html

    I wonder if we should get him on the coaching staff?

    A good interview. A real insight into what its like after football.
    Interesting to hear his thoughts.

    He was guest speaker at the last home game against Cardiff for the executive box people.

    Without naming individuals, he tore strips off our current players' attitudes and the ridiculous money they get He was spot on imo, but still surprising to hear his opinions.

    He was in the next box to me and when Cardiff scored their second with a free unmarked header, I turned and gesticulated to him to get back on the pitch. He just nodded and rolled his eyes back. Bless him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    Interesting to hear his thoughts.

    He was guest speaker at the last home game against Cardiff for the executive box people.

    Without naming individuals, he tore strips off our current players' attitudes and the ridiculous money they get He was spot on imo, but still surprising to hear his opinions.

    He was in the next box to me and when Cardiff scored their second with a free unmarked header, I turned and gesticulated to him to get back on the pitch. He just nodded and rolled his eyes back. Bless him.
    Is said player one you would expect to be named?


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    You know Bill.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Giuseppe Gariboldi View Post
    He says in the article that he suffered from depression after retiring as a player and couldn't bare to be involved in football in any capacity. It'll be interesting to see if he does anything
    I'm glad he didn't hit the bottle, like so many others.


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    Quote Originally Posted by valspoodle View Post
    The bright guys realise retirement is going to happen sooner than you expect and plan for it.
    No offence to Desmond but he doesn't seem the sharpest tool in the box. But he seems a decent chap and was a top, top quality player. A proper Forest legend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tomasj View Post
    I'm glad he didn't hit the bottle, like so many others.
    Liked a drink though, or seemed to as at one time used to see him in town every time i went down.


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    Maybe my saddest moment as a Forest fan when he left for Sampdoria, broke my heart.


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    That photograph of Des and Paul Hart after the Sheffield United game still brings a lump to the throat.


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    Anyone know who he drives for?

    "But I do enjoy driving a lorry, you can bully people, it's a big old lump isn't it!"

    I'll make sure I keep out of his way.

    He was always flying around town in his Mini Cooper S at the turn of the century. Drove like a mad man. Once saw him riding a yellow Ducati through the tunnel onto the infield at Donington, he nearly dropped it, hadn't a clue what he was doing



    Glad to hear he is getting back into the game in one form or another, the roads will be far safer.


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    It was Hilary's Blinds I think.

    He used to have the Duke on a plinth in his snooker room apparently.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    It was Hilary's Blinds I think.

    He used to have the Duke on a plinth in his snooker room apparently.
    I think a plinth in his snooker room would be the best place for it, he looked like an accident waiting to happen at the time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    There have been fewer finer exponents of the art of Defending than Desmond Sinclair Walker.

    He'd be a valuable asset to our coaching staff.
    Don't let ANY of our legends take up ANY position at the club ever again,


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    https://clyp.it/er3w4m2s

    Saw this on the forest sub-reddit. Short story about Des from Lineker.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Liaminho View Post
    https://clyp.it/er3w4m2s

    Saw this on the forest sub-reddit. Short story about Des from Lineker.
    Love that story. Never heard it before.

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    The Lineker and Baker podcast "Behind Closed Doors" is actually very good. Really enjoyed listening to the first few episodes.


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    Des, one of the kindest, humblest blokes I've ever met in football.

    At the wedding of a former Forest player a few years ago, Des, surrounded by all his mates, makes a beeline for my mum and spends the next hour spoiling her rotten chatting, keeping her in wine and generally being a good egg.

    It's years since my old man was involved with Forest, nearly seven years since he died, yet Des hadn't forgotten him, or my mum and genuinely enjoyed spending time with her and reminiscing over times in the past.

    An absolute gent is Des.


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    For those interested, Lineker told another Forest related story this time about Brian Clough.

    SPOILER - for those who want to give the podcast a listen. Please note this isn't word for word but the general jist of the story,

    It went along the lines of Lineker was away on England duty at the end of the season. At the time he was at Barcelona but knew he was coming to the end of his time there. Anyway he always used to room with Shilton, Lineker was on the toilet when Shilton got a call from Cloughie. Shilton shouted Lineker and said Cloughie wanted to speak to him, so Lineker picks up the phone and asks "How can I help Mr Clough", "Please call me Brian", "Are you signed and sealed" Clough asks, Lineker reponds "No not yet, I have had a few offers but that's it", "Well" said Clough, "Would you be interested in coming to play for Nottingham Forest?" Lineker said "If I was going to come back to England it would have to be for one of the big clubs", Clough sniped back saying "Nottingham Forest ARE a big club". Lineker then explains "with me being from Leicester just down the road, I'd struggle to play for Forest, I hope you understand". Cloughie responds by saying "No. And it is Mr Clough to you" and puts the phone down on him.


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    Good story and fair play to Lineker. Shame for us though, he was great at Spurs, which is where he ended up.

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