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Pre-Season 2024/25

Otis Redding

Try A Little Tenderness
It’s interesting how pre-season has changed throughout the years. Presume the days have gone where players return massively overweight and having to almost start again with fitness. Think they go away with own personal fitness plan over summer to combine rest, but maintain a level of fitness, then they return it’s probably just a case of fine tuning and getting back match sharpness.
That initially began to change in the '90s. When Frank Clark became the manager he immediately installed a dedicated fitness coach, Pete Edwards, an appointment that Cloughie is unlikely to have countenanced given that Edwards didnt have a football background. The players who had played under BC noted that the first week of pre-season didn't merely comprise slogging around Colwick Park most of the week before the footballs came out.
 

Londonvoice

A. Trialist
Some players have been very public on their preseason activities. MGW and Elenga have been training together for a couple of weeks, Danillo has been playing his local park/sports field and yates, worrall and williams have all been training together. Murillo seems to have been doing a party tour of brazil. Every picture or reel i seen of him, he's socialising or celebrating something.
 

Googler

Viv Anderson
Some players have been very public on their preseason activities. MGW and Elenga have been training together for a couple of weeks, Danillo has been playing his local park/sports field and yates, worrall and williams have all been training together. Murillo seems to have been doing a party tour of brazil. Every picture or reel i seen of him, he's socialising or celebrating something.
I really hope Murillo is not thinking he is now Billy Big Bollocks
 

Cloughie1975

John Robertson
That initially began to change in the '90s. When Frank Clark became the manager he immediately installed a dedicated fitness coach, Pete Edwards, an appointment that Cloughie is unlikely to have countenanced given that Edwards didnt have a football background. The players who had played under BC noted that the first week of pre-season didn't merely comprise slogging around Colwick Park most of the week before the footballs came out.
I think the game was changing rapidly at the time of Clough’s sad decline,Otis.
Not only were some of the 92/93 relegation team not good enough (due to poor judgement),I
think also there was a general feeling around that the Forest team weren’t fit enough.
 

Quntib Hollox

Jack Armstrong
I think the game was changing rapidly at the time of Clough’s sad decline,Otis.
Not only were some of the 92/93 relegation team not good enough (due to poor judgement),I
think also there was a general feeling around that the Forest team weren’t fit enough.
My gut feeling Norm is that for long periods during and well after the Cloughie era, Forest never prioritised being the fittest set of players. Off the top of my head Robbo, Bryn Gunn, Reidy and Wes all carried too much timber at times.
Wes in particular took his game to another level when he went to Leicester but he lost at least 2 stone and got fitter to do so.
 

Cloughie1975

John Robertson
My gut feeling Norm is that for long periods during and well after the Cloughie era, Forest never prioritised being the fittest set of players. Off the top of my head Robbo, Bryn Gunn, Reidy and Wes all carried too much timber at times.
Wes in particular took his game to another level when he went to Leicester but he lost at least 2 stone and got fitter to do so.
On our return to the Championship in 2008 Wes was certainly the size of a house in the first
game against Reading.
I never thought he would make a good Premier League centre-half but there’s no doubt the
work on his fitness at Leicester improved his game no end.
Fair play to him.
 
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Templeton

First Team Squad
My gut feeling Norm is that for long periods during and well after the Cloughie era, Forest never prioritised being the fittest set of players. Off the top of my head Robbo, Bryn Gunn, Reidy and Wes all carried too much timber at times.
Wes in particular took his game to another level when he went to Leicester but he lost at least 2 stone and got fitter to do so.
From memory Frank Clark was the first time that I saw a team have a proper structured warm up before the match, prior to Clark it seemed that players just used to come out and do as the liked, run around a bit, have a kick about with a team mate. Clark had spent a long time in Europe before becoming Forest manager and brought in a lot of things before the likes of Wenger had arrived.
 

marshal99

John Robertson
Some players have been very public on their preseason activities. MGW and Elenga have been training together for a couple of weeks, Danillo has been playing his local park/sports field and yates, worrall and williams have all been training together. Murillo seems to have been doing a party tour of brazil. Every picture or reel i seen of him, he's socialising or celebrating something.
Murillo just got married, let him enjoy his partying and celebration during his downtime.
 

Notcher

Stuart Pearce
Tickets selling quite well for Chesterfield now. I bet most of the stand behind the goal will be gone by tomorrow. The East stand down the side of the pitch which is also allocated to us has probably sold about ⅓ ish.
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Notcher

Stuart Pearce
Olympiakos preseason game added for Thursday 8th August, with kick-off scheduled for 9pm local time in Athens.
 

Rosie

Viv Anderson
Who’s off to Piraeus then? 🇬🇷
 

Rosie

Viv Anderson
I happen to already have the time booked off… 🤔
 

Rzar

Bob McKinlay
Does this mean there won't be a home pre season game now?
They could still fit one in over the final weekend.

I imagine it's going to be a tight timescale with a lot of work being done to the ground.

I must admit I really do like these games, shame it's not at Forest for once but I am not complaining if it means a possible trip to Athens.
 

Rzar

Bob McKinlay
We've had several at Burton & Notts County ground but you are right - non at the City Ground. There is constantly work happening which not sure you can really complain about!
 

SparrowsAnus

Geoff Thomas
They could still fit one in over the final weekend.

I imagine it's going to be a tight timescale with a lot of work being done to the ground.

I must admit I really do like these games, shame it's not at Forest for once but I am not complaining if it means a possible trip to Athens.

It would have the be the Sunday.

I guess they could fit one in in the 3rd or 4th depending what day they fly out to Greece. Ground works permitting of course.
 
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