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    .......don't make me fookin' laugh!

    His latest hatchet job from today's Observer:

    Davies back for more belligerence in Carry on Kuwait

    The problem for Nottingham Forest is that they now have a chairman who fancies himself as a would-be manager and a manager who fancies himself as a would-be chairman. Perhaps the new regime of Fawaz al-Hasawi and Billy Davies will work but it is a combustible mix and something might have to give if it is not going to be another passing romance.

    Davies lasted two and a half years at Forest before he wore down the previous regime with his Scrappy Doo-style belligerence, always looking for a row and permanently dissatisfied with the people above him. Mutual contempt, you could call it. "I'd have had him against the wall if he behaved like that with me," as one Championship chairman put it at the time. He is now rejoining a club where the previous bloke, Alex McLeish, wanted a new goalkeeper and asked for Rob Green, Lukasz Fabianski or Paul Robinson. Hasawi helpfully delivered the guy from the Kuwait national team instead.

    Hasawi, meanwhile, has employed a PR firm to try to help restore some credibility after the bashing that accompanies being on his fourth manager since July, not to mention firing virtually the entire board, all that George Boyd silliness and various other embarrassments. Good luck to him, too, because Forest have endured enough, post-Brian Clough, without becoming football's equivalent of Carry On Kuwait.

    The message from Hasawi is that it is not true that he interferes with team selection or dictates transfer targets. He did, however, also insist recently there was no issue with McLeish. "We have a very good working relationship and it troubles me greatly that people think otherwise." That was four days before McLeish quit.

    Hasawi certainly does not do things the orthodox way judging by Sean O'Driscoll turning up for one afternoon meeting and apparently finding the Forest owner in his pyjamas. Forest recently spent £1m on two giant screens for the City Ground. Very nice, too. Yet the groundstaff were apparently told they could not have new frost mats because they were too expensive



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    I don't think there's any doubt Daniel Taylor is a very passionate Forest fan if you read Deep in the Forest.


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    Default Re: Daniel Taylor, Forest Fan......

    Another bloody agenda.


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    Default Re: Daniel Taylor, Forest Fan......

    I can't see anything wrong with what he's put, seems perfectly legit to me. Not sure why he had to write it though, unless he had nothing else to fill his column.


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    Let's face it, crazy owner stories are great for newspapers.

    How many times in the last couple of years have we had a good laugh at Venkys taking players off to do Chicken adverts or the Mansfield Chairman marrying a former 'escort' and yesterday giving his manager his Rolls Royce.

    It's lightweight newspaper piffle and tomorrows chip papers.


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    Makes fair points in the grand scheme of things IMO


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tutts View Post
    I don't think there's any doubt Daniel Taylor is a very passionate Forest fan if you read Deep in the Forest.
    Absolutely.

    ...So this must be another example of the media being anti-Forest. Even this Forest fan hates Forest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tutts View Post
    I don't think there's any doubt Daniel Taylor is a very passionate Forest fan if you read Deep in the Forest.
    If kicking the club whilst it's down with a cheap-shot piece like that is an example of his passion, then he can fook right off.


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    'scrappy-doo style belligerence'




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginger Across the Road View Post
    Makes fair points in the grand scheme of things IMO
    "Sean O'Driscoll turning up for one afternoon meeting and apparently finding the Forest owner in his pyjamas".....yeah, right. Very fair point.


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    How is this kicking the club while its down? spending money on fancy shit while not buying the basics. the club lurches from one problem to another.

    If anything, the club is kicking the crap out of itself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    "Sean O'Driscoll turning up for one afternoon meeting and apparently finding the Forest owner in his pyjamas".....yeah, right. Very fair point.
    I think that's great! I love the idea of our Chairman slouching round the City Ground like some Kuwaiti Hugh Heffner!

    As kickings for the club go, this is a light tickling with a feather. Chill out!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    If kicking the club whilst it's down with a cheap-shot piece like that is an example of his passion, then he can fook right off.
    Why the need to do it though? Other than to shit stir at a time when there as been much constanation and Instability around the club. Last week we've gone from shit to a buzz around the place again and it seems some don't want this to happen. The fact that Davies only wanted EMT to do the exclusive interview of his return says a lot. And I would hazard a guess some in the media weren't happy about it.


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    Fawaz is just a strange bloke, for every story that he dosent want to spend money he spends money and that happens with his statements, people say he interferes yet SOD did buy Coppinger Gllet and Sharp all ex Donny so I just dont have a clue with Fawaz all I know is that he is not a munto, he might not be loaded but he is not a munto.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    "Sean O'Driscoll turning up for one afternoon meeting and apparently finding the Forest owner in his pyjamas".....yeah, right. Very fair point.
    It was probably a onesie. They're very fetching nowadays


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tutts View Post
    As kickings for the club go, this is a light tickling with a feather. Chill out!
    Point taken. Thank fook Taylor isn't a 'shagger or a sadpie then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Point taken. In which case thank fook Taylor isn't a 'shagger or a sadpie.
    True True.

    I'd rather they found problems with his nightwear than his finances.


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    I've no problem with the pj's. I think it's more a likeable quirky story if anything at all. BC got out the bath without drying himself and gave Elton John a hug in the buff.

    Taylor is writing about the rest of this because there is weird stuff happening at our club. Yes it may also sell papers, but if the things that have happened at our club this season had happened somewhere else I'd be interested in reading about it.


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    I don't see anything wrong with that article, he quite rightly and deservedly has a go at the owners for all the batshit mental stuff that's gone on recently.

    I don't trust anything that comes out of the mouth of Fawaz, so he's fair game for a bit of lampooning.


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    Default Re: Daniel Taylor, Forest Fan......

    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    "Sean O'Driscoll turning up for one afternoon meeting and apparently finding the Forest owner in his pyjamas".....yeah, right. Very fair point.
    Cloughy turning up at the £1m Francis deal in his squash wear and of course the 'big norm' deal with Clough in the team bath offering him a contract.


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    I think Daniel Taylor stated fairly recently that he's requested interviews with the Al-Hasawi's quite a few times since they took over but has always been declined.

    Seem's par for the course that the only really interviews they've chosen to give are to the incredibly lightweight Natalie Jackson - oh and Clem. "Are you a rich man Fawaz?"


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    Quote Originally Posted by george lyall View Post
    Cloughy turning up at the £1m Francis deal in his squash wear and of course the 'big norm' deal with Clough in the team bath offering him a contract.
    Hey. You trumped my Clough in the bath story. Unbelievable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali On Loan View Post

    Hey. You trumped my Clough in the bath story. Unbelievable.
    You trumped in Clough's bath?!


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    I didn't know Fawaz had hired a PR firm to improve his image. If true be interesting to see how they do it.


 

 

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