I know we have heard a lot of this before Link
But a few new bits of info
NOTTINGHAM Forest will bid to sign all seven of their recent loan signings permanently in the coming weeks, Billy Davies revealed today.
The Reds are now plotting to talk to Premiership clubs Liverpool and Aston Villa about signing Paul Anderson and Isaiah Osbourne.
And, while they had already admitted they are pursuing Dexter Blackstock of QPR and Spurs defender Chris Gunter, Davies also wants to add Brighton's Joel Lynch to his shopping list.
Forest are also considering an audacious bid to sign Gary McSheffrey – who Davies believes is one of the brightest talents outside of the Premiership – from Birmingham City.
While Davies is also hopeful of landing either Lee Camp, who had a successful spell on loan from QPR or Everton stopper Iain Turner.
He will put his proposals to the City Ground hierarchy at a meeting of the acquisitions panel today.
But work has already begun, with Davies admitting: "There are conversations taking place with Liverpool, about Anderson and with Brighton about Lynch."We are also looking at Gunter and Osbourne – we want to talk to their clubs to see what their thoughts are and what the prices might be and what they feel the future holds for them.
"Dexter has enjoyed himself and his goal at Blackpool will be remembered for a long time.
"He has fitted into the squad well and has given us a different dimension.
"I have great admiration for Lee Camp and he is a player we have worked with before.
"We have several targets in different positions."
Davies believes McSheffrey could have a significant impact, if he can be brought back.
"I would not rule McSheffrey out either, we have to be open minded and look at all possibilities," he said.
"Before he left we had a good conversation and my advice to him was simple – he has to get back to loving football.
"He has to get back to playing with desire and with passion and with a fitness level that he had when I tried to buy him when I was at Preston.
"He is such a wonderful talent but he has to get 100 per cent fit and be willing to fight tooth and nail to get back to being one of the best players in the Championship again.
"That is what he has got in his locker. He is a player I admire.
"I don't know what Birmingham's thoughts are. But at the moment we are preparing a list and McSheffrey is on it."
Davies is aiming to sign all of his targets permanently, but says he would consider further loans if that is the only option.
"I have said time and time again that we have to build for the future and leave the loan market for what it is – which is the second best option and something you use to top up your squad when necessary," he said.
"We need to show intent in the transfer market and build a group of young players who can stand us in good stead for the future.
"We may bring in players on loan if, for example, Spurs did not want to let Gunter move permanently, but would let us have him for a year on loan. But now is the time to buy and build for the future."
"Transfers are a complex process, but hopefully we can get something done."
A very good interview with BD. Certainly we're not used to this amount of openness with reference to transfers. May it work better ?
'The cross came in from Majewski, and Blackstock slid in, Gabriel Tamas attached to him in the manner in which a baby chimpanzee clings to its mother' Dexter Blackstock vs West Brom
I want us to sign that Frank Rubbery Chap,,, oh yh and another good striker would be Iain Dowie, he could do a job as a target man for us.
The one thing that worries me is if we were to bring all them in(unlikely I know), surely that would be our entire budget blown and while we looked better at the end of the season we weren't exactly world beaters were we?
first we need 5 new defenders,,and a goalkeeper.
We were on league winning form for the last 6. Of course it is much harder to do that for the whole season but that squad that ended the season is capable of getting results.Originally Posted by thehockleyhustler
I would be very happy with those 7 players & a replacement for Breckin.
my thoughts exactly. chambers seems to have made that cb position his own, so a replacement for brecks and perhaps the addition of another cb for competition and theres no reason why we cant go on to a top half finish next season with that squad.Originally Posted by Clifford
what?Originally Posted by Earnie Blackstock
i'd be ecstatic if we managed to sign 5 out of the 7 let alone all 7 . that'd do me for sure with maybe a centre half (jones?).Originally Posted by thehockleyhustler
Well not his own, but seeing as he's been played out of position for years, then last 2 games he's in at cb and played really well, i'd go as far to say he'll be one of our centre backs next season.Originally Posted by Scumbaggio
Originally Posted by Earnie Blackstock
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I don't see what's wrong with that he's said?
Chambers has been one of our better players over these last 5 games, generally playing as a CB. I would expect him to challenge for a place in the centre next year.
Thanks! by one of, i did not in any way, shape or form mean "starting". i suppose i should know better though, many people on here simply won't hear anything positive about a player who they deem as rubbish.Originally Posted by It's Baggio
We are seeing the best from Luke Chambers now he has been playing in his correct position. Wasn't it against Shef Utd, he played slightly behind Wes and just swept everything away, clearing his lines. You may also remember we didn't concede that game...with 10 men
For the record, I agree with you too.
Was impressed with him against Southampton and he's arguably had better games there since moving inside.
Chambers has been excellent in the games I've seen him play at centre back.
Never one of Chambers biggest fans but all credit to him,he has been outstanding in the last few games.
His "referee,offside two of them!" at Blackpool was hilarious aswell.
I think you need to look under your avatar and then change it my friend!Originally Posted by tom1990
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What's under his avatar?Originally Posted by Samilton.
This just reminds me of John Thompson , i can remember the time Thompson was getting rave reviews when he played center back. It's a bit premature to say the least. Chambers weren't exactly up against top class strikers in the last couple of games. I believe he'll do fine as a backup , and used when needed.Originally Posted by It's Baggio
It would be nice to get all the loan guys back... except Turner, Everton can keep him, i wasn't inpressed.
But i think what all fans want in the summer, from any club, is some new blood in. someone who's not pulled on the shirt before. It gives a new start for the new season and the fans like to get excited by a new signing or two and wonder what they will bring to the team.
we defo need Gunter and Blackstock. Anderson would be nice, and Osbourne would be handy but i doubt villa and liverpool would let them go too cheep. Lynch has got better but no more then a squad player for me.
Of course brand new signings would be great and make us excited, by imagine how crap we would be if we didn;t go for any of our loans.
buying 4-5 of our loans, we also need a goalie, a center back, new striker and maybe a leftback/midfielder ?
One of Chambers problems is that he keeps clearing the ball into dangerous positions.Originally Posted by nffcforever
Can always wonder if we're not good enough on picking up the "second ball", but he has to stop giving it away so easily.
Originally Posted by JtheNorwegianRed
i have just had it confirmed to me that Blackstock and Camo are on their way, pretty much a done deal now. My source is evry close to QPR so i have no doubt. Rumoured figure of 3mill.
to add weight to my sauce, he has also stated routledge is going to cardiff and delaney to west brom, with dj campbell going to qpr
hope you're right but i'd be amazed to see qpr let routledge go as he's done very well there.Originally Posted by Strum
the reason stated was that he hates it there and feels its his worst decision of his career (my contact told me he was going to qpr when he did, so i think he is quite close to routledge himself tbh)Originally Posted by thetfordred
just had more info Routledge to cradiff is dependent on Cardiff agreeing to pay 16k a week, if not expect him to moan in the papers