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    Default Season Preview: Your opinions 2017/2018

    Bit like Four Four Two magazine please put your opinions in from the question below if your opinions and thoughts going into the new season:



    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    Following last season narrow escape, I'd say anywhere between 14th and 8th would represent a season of progress.



    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    Yes, following the poor appointment of Phillipe Montanier, Warburton has a plan and identity of how his teams want to play something we haven't had for a long time.



    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    The Minibus is filling up nicely, just waiting for Storkjovic and Lica to step on board.If I'm being really picky i'd stick Matt Mills on the bus.


    Underrated Player?

    David Vaughan at 34 he's like a fine wine getting better with age, oozes with class.



    Keep and eye out for?

    Ben Brereton, first full season as a first teamer. So much skill and ability.



    One Change you'd made at the club?

    It's has already happened, and it's massive.


    Best away Fans?

    Sheffield Wednesday always passionate and loud.


    If your an away you must visit.....

    Some great Pubs like Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and Hooters.


    Please add your thoughts

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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    12th


    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    Very happy. He is establishing an ethos and given time, could build something very decent.


    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    Jack Hobbs. On his day, one of the best Central Defenders in the league. But his day never comes as he's always injured and his massive 4 ˝ year contract was insanity.


    Underrated Player?

    Ben Osborn.


    Keep and eye out for?

    Ben Brereton. The young man has all the physical tools.


    One Change you'd make at the club?

    I am hoping our new owner Mr. Marinakis can do something about the appalling catering and deliver some decent coffee.


    Best away Fans?

    Bayern Munich.


    If you're an away you must visit.....

    Nottingham Contemporary. Get yourself some culture.

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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    4th (Yes I'm full of optimism, it's the start of the new season!)


    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    So far so good. Loving the passing, possession based football.


    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    Apart from the obvious Stojkovic, Lica who we know we're trying to move on I'd say both Hobbs & Mills could do with packing their bags. We need to free up their wage to bring in CB's who can actually do the job & for a full season.


    Underrated Player?

    David Vaughan


    Keep and eye out for?

    Hopefully Carayol. On his day can be unplayable. Fingers crossed Warbs can get him to shine on a regular basis.


    One Change you'd make at the club?

    Complete overhaul/refurb of Stadium so is basically a brand new City Ground with added capacity.(We can but dream)


    Best away Fans?

    Olympiacos


    If you're an away you must visit.....

    The Bell Inn, The Salutation Inn & Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem


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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    Currently mid-table. If we sign the two players Warburton wants I'll start to dream that we are dark horses for the top six.


    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    Very happy. We couldn't have realistically appointed anyone better. Plays a style of passing football the fans can get behind, is an honest down to earth leader, and knows the Championship.


    Who would you happily drive to his next club?




    Underrated Player?

    Michael Mancienne.


    Keep and eye out for?

    Joe Worrall.
    The first rule of Ben Brereton club is we don't mention Ben Brereton.


    One Change you'd make at the club?

    If we could afford it, a new stadium to increase the commercial revenue at the club.


    Best away Fans?

    Leeds


    If you're an away you must visit.....

    The Dinosaurs of China exhibition at Wollaton Park (until November)

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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    10th

    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    Yes.



    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    Hobbs and Mills.


    Underrated Player?

    Ben Osborn - New season, new regime, new ideas, new Ben Osborn.



    Keep and eye out for?

    The Greek midfielder. I have a feeling he will be a very good signing.



    One Change you'd made at the club?

    Employ better looking people (non discriminating) who work behind the counters of the very bland looking and tasting food and drink.


    Best away Fans?

    Ipswich (My arm is bent on this one)


    If your an away you must visit.....

    VIP Escorts


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    Finish: 14th
    Happy with MW: Yes
    Drive to next club: Evtimov, Fox, Mills, Hobbs, Lica, Vlad.
    Underrated: Worrall and Osborn
    Keep an eye out for: Barrie McKay.
    One change you could make: Bye bye goal music.
    Best away fans: Sheff Weds.
    Pub to visit: Stratford Haven

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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    10th

    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    Great pedigree, great football, great front man for the club. Whats not to get enthused about.

    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    Evtimov, Vaughn, Hobbs, Lica, Stoijkovic.

    Underrated Player?

    Osborn, Worrall, Fox.

    Keep and eye out for?

    Bouchalakis, McKay, Brereton (if played down the middle), Darikwa, Osborn, Worrall.


    One Change you'd made at the club?

    Quicker service at food kiosks & a Defensive midfielder who can pass forwards.


    Best away Fans?

    Wendies


    If your an away you must visit.....


    NG1 & then on to Forest Rd.

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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    11th



    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    So far so good!



    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    Matt Mills. Hate the way he throws a strop and shouts/ blames everyone else every time we concede, if we could ship him out and bring in a proper leader at the back I'd be over the moon.



    Underrated Player?

    Ben Osborn and David Vaughan.



    Keep and eye out for?

    Ben Osborn and Barrie McKay - Benny to get a 'double double' this season (goals and assists)



    One Change you'd make at the club?

    Bring us up to standards when it comes to our commercial streams, it's only a matter of time.



    Best away Fans?

    Wednesday



    If you're an away you must visit.....

    If you're hungry... Annie's Burger Shack. Huge burger selection and very tasty!


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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    25th



    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    No


    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    Joe Worrall


    Underrated Player?

    David Weir



    Keep and eye out for?

    Lica



    One Change you'd made at the club?

    Manager


    Best away Fans?

    Warbury


    If your an away you must visit.....

    Salisbury cathedral


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    I don't get the Evtimov hate?

    The beast is stirring yet again!! :devil:

    it has nothing to do with football or NFFC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Pope View Post
    I don't get the Evtimov hate?
    No hate, just not needed at the club. He's 3rd choice as it is and if it ever gets to the point whereby he's starting because Smith and Henderson are injured, then we'll probably get an emergency loan in.


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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    Somewhere between first and last. I literally have no idea where we're at right now.



    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    Yes. And I'll be even happier if we actually stick with him for a bit, even if we have a rough run of results.



    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    Got to be Lica. Literally never contributed anything.


    Underrated Player?

    Chris Cohen. Flying against the consensus here, as most people seem to believe he's done. I honestly feel like he's going to finally be far enough removed from his injuries, but still young enough to recover back to his best. We'll be talking about him as 'comeback man' come the end of the season.

    Keep and eye out for?

    Tyler Walker. Time for this young man to live up to the hype when he was first breaking through. Now or never.


    One Change you'd make at the club?

    Craft beer concessions from small local breweries available in all stands.


    Best away Fans?

    Who cares?


    If your an away you must visit.....

    Everything you have time to.


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    Where do you think we will finish come May?
    15th.

    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?
    We couldn't be in better hands and who better to implement a long term vision for the club.


    Who would you happily drive to his next club?
    Lica & Stojkovic, pointless in them being here.

    Underrated Player?
    Vaughan. Do not understand the critism he gets. He isn't here to play in an energetic box-to-box role, he's going to be given a simple task that will be vital to how we play.

    Keep and eye out for?
    The obvious one is Ben Brereton, but Jason Cummings for me. I think he will surprise a few people. He has very good movement and never slows the game down, releases the ball quickly. It will take him a good 6 months to get up to the pace but I think he will go on a good run when he does.

    One Change you'd made at the club?
    New food inside the ground.

    Best away Fans?
    Don't even pay attention to them.

    If your an away you must visit.....
    The food stand inside the ground, superb stuff.[/QUOTE]


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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    7th on goal difference


    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    Yes

    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    McDonald - I'd fetch him and drag him in screaming and kicking.


    Underrated Player?

    David Vaughan springs to mind. Add that to the boo boys favoutites Traore and Carayol - both have skills we should drool over.

    Keep and eye out for?

    Traore and Carayol.


    One Change you'd made at the club?

    Give away members better tickets than those who get their away tickets last. I'll be writing to the chairman.


    Best away Fans?

    They're all s**te. I think our lot (who've had a lot to put up with) rate VERY highly.


    If your an away you must visit.....

    The club shop to buy a souvenir Forest shirt. Keep fans out of our pubs unless we're allowed in theirs. Ipswich springs to mind, where the only pub we are welcomed is crap.


    Please add your thoughts

    Try to build some really decent food and drink outlets at the ground. Make some real profits rather than force fans to eat and drink elsewhere.
    Real ale (a barrel is 90 pints I think - you're not telling me that a decent ale wouldn't sell out!) Many times over. Still keep the tasteless cat piss for the others.
    Exploit the view over the Trent. Surely spending a few hundred thousand would be a great investment.

    Also, queuing for a freeby Burnley tkt showed how piss poor the organisation in the ticket office was. While queuing for the best part of an hour, I wondered why only 2/3 were on duty when we've 10 ticket terminals.


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    Where do you think we will finish come May?
    With the squad as it stands, 14th.

    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?
    Absolutely, already had a huge impact at the club and his CV speaks for itself.

    Who would you happily drive to his next club?
    Hobbs, Fox, Lica and Stojkovic.

    Underrated Player?
    Mustapha Carayol. Was disappointed when we signed him, but have been pleasantly surprised. Some fantastic performances towards the end of last season.

    Keep and eye out for?
    Ben Brereton, Zach Clough, Barrie McKay.

    One Change you'd made at the club?
    Food and drink offerings at The City Ground. So poor.


    Best away Fans?
    Sheffield Wednesday.

    If your an away you must visit.....
    Plenty of great pubs in town.


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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    Realistically, around or just below midtable.


    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    So far so good, progress has been steady but I like the way he's trying to get us playing.



    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    Quite a few unfortunately. We seem to be lumbered with a few biscuits and players from other eras that don't appear to fit. It's a shame we couldn't start afresh from top to bottom when the new owners came in. Felt like telling Fawaz to take his rammel with him.


    Underrated Player?

    Jamie Ward. He was never gonna be a fans favourite for obvious reasons but I can't remember a game were he hasn't put the effort in. The end product is sometimes lacking but he brings much more to the team than people give him credit for.



    Keep and eye out for?

    Ben Brereton, Carayol on his day, Osborne and Ward for workrate.



    One Change you'd made at the club?

    Could write a huge list but I think an immediate change needed is the match day experience, with catering high on that list.


    Best away Fans?

    The usual pair that turn up year in year out and make noise no matter what; Leeds and Wendys. Unlike fans like Boro and Brighton that only turn up if they're in the top six. The 'scab' stuff gets boring but we are just as bad with our chants.


    If your an away you must visit.....

    Some good real ale pubs like Trip, Sal, Vat & Fiddle. Hooters for the younger lager and fries brigade. Waterfront if like a bit of a pub crawl.
    Also agree on staying out of traditional Forest pubs, a lot of people are getting wound up with it and it's just a matter of time before something happens.


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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    Between 16 and 24, the back four looks so suspect still. It still lacks shape and organisation also we will miss Britt.



    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    Yes, im very happy at least he knows the league and has experience in England he also brings a structure that is very canny.



    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    There is the obvious ones like stoijokovic and Lica that everyone wants gone but for me it has to be fox, Mills and Hobbs. They are all overrated and biscuits, they need replacing with a lot more reliable performers.


    Underrated Player?

    I would probably say Armand Traore.



    Keep and eye out for?

    Darikwa especially if we play 352 he could be a great foil for Murphy if he gets crosses into the box.



    One Change you'd made at the club?

    Get a couple new centre backs urgently and keep Worral out the first team and drip feed him in.


    Best away Fans?

    Probably say Sunderland begrudgingly they are very loud when on top like all away fans.


    If your an away you must visit.....

    The Vat and Fiddle for good ales and the olde trip


    Please add your thoughts ;

    We have to reverse how easy we are to score against us because we have lost loads of attacking talent. It's imperative we keep our shape better and that will give a platform for our attackers to play. It maybe a centre mid problem but our centre backs do need improving as well.

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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    Based on the current squad anywhere between 12th – 18th assuming key players avoid injury.

    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    Yes – impressed me thus far in his attractive and attacking style of play, his faith shown in the younger players and looks to be planning for the long term rather than short (appears to be a fairly transparent, sensible and likable character too!).

    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    There’s a few on the list, expecting Stoijkovic and Lica to depart imminently with perhaps either Hobbs/Mills moving on also.

    Underrated Player?

    I don’t think we have too many of those currently, Vaughan is sorely missed when injured and whilst Ward is unspectacular he adds so much to the team off the ball.

    Keep and eye out for?

    Ben Brereton, I rate him so much as I wouldn’t expect him to be wearing a Forest shirt come the start of next season. Shout out for Clough who seems to go under the radar but capable of providing double figures for both goals and assists.

    One Change you'd make at the club?

    There’s been too many changes over the past few years, we now appear to have a solid foundation in place and stability is something we desperately need.

    Best away Fans?

    Hull and Wolves never disappoint.

    If your an away fan you must visit.....

    A few of the real ale pubs would be top of my list!


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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    Probably keeping it by the corner flag down by A Block to hang on to a hard earned point



    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?

    I'm not sure he's really happy. A bit surly if anything. Perhaps he's got problems? Or maybe he's ill? Perhaps something non life threatening like an ingrown toenail maybe? Anyway, if he cheered up a bit I might take him for a pint.



    Who would you happily drive to his next club?

    Lee Westwood. Or maybe he's need a putter


    Underrated Player?

    My nephew Tarquin. Although he might be nine thinking about it?



    Keep and eye out for?

    Cataracts.



    One Change you'd made at the club?

    I have made no changes. I did retweet a 'Fawaz Out' tweet - but can't claim responsibility completely for him leaving. Maybe I was the straw that broke the camels back - metaphorically speaking. I'm too plump to be considered a straw.


    Best haway Fans?

    The Mackem's of course. The Geordies last year were the best howay fans. Not sure about the Smoggies. Do they have a similar colloquial?



    If your an away you must visit.....

    Broad Marsh Bus Station. You'll miss it when it's gone


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    Where do you think we will finish come May?

    12 - 10

    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?
    Yes, I think his style of football is completely suited to Nottingham Forest, it is a pleasure to watch and whilst it is still a work in progress, the improvements are obvious.

    Who would you happily drive to his next club?
    The obvious 2 in Lica and Vlad but I would add Hobbs and Mills to the list also.

    Underrated Player?
    Special mention to David Vaughan and Joe Worral but I think that title has to go to our own Super Benny O

    Keep and eye out for?

    Ben Brereton, but don't tell anyone


    One Change you'd made at the club?
    The one I was desperate for has happened and in turn little changes are taking place, like painting the ironwork on Bridgford etc, my one gripe would be the bloody goal music.

    Best away Fans?

    Sheffield Wednesday always bring good numbers and are vocal even though there is the inevitable scab rubbish now and again


    If your an away you must visit.....

    Any pub that is not "ours"


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    Where do you think we will finish come May?
    10th

    Are you happy with our current Manager Mark Warburton?
    I grew up on CLoughs brand of football and imo Warburtons brand is as close to that that we have have had this century.

    Who would you happily drive to his next club?
    Matt Mills

    Underrated Player?
    Vaughan

    Keep and eye out for?
    Joe Worrall, theres a mistake in there every game

    One Change you'd made at the club?
    The whole ethos of the club of getting everything wrong all the time needs to stop. If it were in any other business other than football it would have gone out of business years ago.


    Best away Fans?
    Dont mind Sheff Weds fans

    If your an away you must visit.....
    The city ground of course... nice old stadium in a lovely setting.


 

 

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