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    Left QPR by mutual consent. Had his well documented demons, but no doubt a very talented footballer.

    Considering our history of signing journeyman players that were talented but disappear via injury I wouldn't sign him myself, but I can see why we would entertain the idea if MW can get him back on the straight and narrow


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    We're in the enviable position at CB where every potential signing will look appealing.


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    I know it ended prematurely for different reasons, but MW did take Joey Barton to Rangers - incidentally, Sean Dyche was quoted very recently saying what a good signing he was for him at Burnley.

    It sounds as though Caulker's 'issues' run much deeper, but there's no doubt he's a good defender at this level and is a good age. Maybe a move away from his current environment could possibly work?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    not great, surprised no one suggested he see a psychiatrist. too much money and no real responsibility. from that article though he was self destructive rather then a destructive force bringing the wrong attitude to the dressing room. someone like warburton may bring out the best in him but would definately have to be a short term contract


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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    Indeed it is, so, on second thoughts maybe not.


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    "I'm addicted to winning".

    That's the end of that then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by justnotjase View Post
    "I'm addicted to winning".

    That's the end of that then.
    Winners usually take everything very personally. They see every team defeat in life as if it's their own fault.

    By the sounds of things I don't think he can handle his own weight on his shoulders, on top of everyone else's.

    Hope he can find a way to manage himself and cope with his struggles. I don't think it's a good idea we sign him for a while, or anyone else for that matter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanRoy22 View Post
    Winners usually take everything very personally. They see every team defeat in life as if it's their own fault.

    By the sounds of things I don't think he can handle his own weight on his shoulders, on top of everyone else's.

    Hope he can find a way to manage himself and cope with his struggles. I don't think it's a good idea we sign him for a while, or anyone else for that matter.
    heard the same about perfectionist, very hard to achieve perfection and they see anything less as failure


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry1982 View Post
    heard the same about perfectionist, very hard to achieve perfection and they see anything less as failure
    Ronnie O'Sullivan comes to mind


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    Quote Originally Posted by justnotjase View Post
    Ronnie O'Sullivan comes to mind
    Prefer bieng average, I bang her like a rockstar in 2 minutes lol


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    I'm all about the crazy, bring it on!

    “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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    I have no problem with people who want to prove themselves coming to Forest, massive gamble unless he's going to be cheap though.

    I walk around like everything is fine but deep down, in my shoe, my sock is sliding off.

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    We don’t need no more risky appointments we have had our fair share over the last few seasons and still cannot get rid of them


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    Could have been a hell of a centre-half though, without his demons


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. MariAndy!s View Post
    I have no problem with people who want to prove themselves coming to Forest, massive gamble unless he's going to be cheap though.
    He's a free agent, so i'd say he's worth a punt imo


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    It's extremely difficult to manage mental illness and addiction, as every case is completely different. An open and comprehensive structure would need to be in place, with full support of the team, coaching staff and club. I think we have the owner and management who would support this but it's a big decision.

    I'd love a fit, healthy Caulker at the back, on a cheap deal too but the most important thing in his situation is his health.


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    considering we missed out on dawson, wonder if we can sign caulker on a short term deal , he's a good player despite his demons. ak seemed to be good at managing players , getting the best out of tomlin at boro, slowly easing cohen into managing etc, can he manage caulker and put him on the right path again.


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    Default Re: Steven Caulker

    I would steer away from this one. If we were going for experience to support Worrall I'd much rather wait till the summer for Dawson.

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    He was on the London news last night talking about mental health. Teetotal now and not had a bet in a year.

    If we could sort something for all of our best interests and set up the circumstances to try and avoid any relapses, I’d sign him in a heartbeat.

    Would need to do our homework and cover our arses contractually though, of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RealRed85 View Post
    He was on the London news last night talking about mental health. Teetotal now and not had a bet in a year.

    If we could sort something for all of our best interests and set up the circumstances to try and avoid any relapses, I’d sign him in a heartbeat.

    Would need to do our homework and cover our arses contractually though, of course.


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    Agree if he has got himself sorted it's a no brainer; he's a brilliant centre half and still at a good age, if he can get back to his best we'd have a huge talent on our hands with good potential sell on value.


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    Default Re: Steven Caulker

    at 25, he can easily still have a future in football if he is able to sort out his demons and needs a caring manager who can steer him correctly.


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    Default Re: Steven Caulker

    Noooooooooo. He's shit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tjhooker View Post
    Noooooooooo. He's shit.
    He's capped for England, 26 and was most recently on loan at Liverpool.

    We're 16th in the second division.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LowerBridgfordHerts View Post
    He's capped for England, 26 and was most recently on loan at Liverpool.

    We're 16th in the second division.
    And he's still not good enough for Nottingham Forest. Guy steals a living.


 

 

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