In recent weeks there have been several rumours concerning Forest's attempts to sign Peter
Whittingham from Cardiff City. One rumour has it that Forest have offered Robbie Earnshaw in
part-exchange. Given that he is Forest's top goalscorer for the last two seasons, and has netted 34
goals in 73 games for the club, is this [.
So...another play-off semi-final, another heavy second leg defeat after progress seemed to be there
for the grasping. Forest sides seem to deal with the pressure like England players tackling penalty
shoot-outs. Looking at our abysmal record in knockout situations since what feels like forever,
it's not really a surprise.
Football's a funny old game. If you're old enough to remember ‘The Saint and Greavsie', then
you'll know where the popularisation of that particular stock phrase originated. It wasn't a great
show in all honesty, but was as good as it got in an era when TV punditry was primarily about
humour, albeit of the [.
They do say that you learn more from a defeat than a victory. From the two games against
Birmingham, Billy Davies will have learnt a fair deal about his squad as a whole and also about
some of the individuals within it. He will have learnt that even against the 'form team' of The
Premiership the [.
Breaking news: Kleenex supplies in Derbyshire have just run out. "It's a bigger outrage than when
Diego Maradona punched the ball past Peter Shilton in 1986. It's a bigger disgrace than when
Zinedine Zidane butted Marco Materazzi three years ago," fumes the Derby Telegraph on its
tear-stained pages. The strains of mournful violins can be heard across [.
Nigel Doughty is a man who knows exactly what he wants from life. The millionaire has conquered the
business world in his generation and has seen his private equity business Doughty Hansen collect
total assets of around £8 million. The Newark born man has also pumped around £50 million into
the club of his dreams, Nottingham [.
December is traditionally a time for reflection – a chance to assess triumphs and failings as the
year winds down to its end. A new one waits in the wings, filled with the apparent possibility that
we can address those failings and conjure new triumphs; but now is a time for totting up scores. It
"I'm quite shy and retiring in private. I don't have much self confidence and I never swear." At
last night's Audience With... session at The Approach, which I'm sure will remain a talking point
for several days, Billy Davies showed he was a master of irony. He was also a deft interviewee,
dodging awkward questions, but still [.
Another splendid "Audience With..." evening at The Approach, this time with Forest's own WMD Billy
Davies. "Don't believe anything you read," Billy advised us, "...or half of what you hear. Cos it's
bulls**t!" To be honest, I was expecting the evening to be very diplomatic, filled with very
carefully practised responses after all you could [.
Kelvin Wilson is no stranger to Nottinghamshire football. The Nottingham born defender has turned
out for teams either side of the Trent, in Notts County and Nottingham Forest. He is also a man
held in the highest regard by his current boss, Billy Davies, who signed Wilson for Preston North
End and then for current [.
When Colin Calderwood guided Nottingham Forest back into the Championship after a three year exile
in League One, the Scot knew he needed to add some firepower to his squad if they were going to
live up to his ambition of producing back to back promotions. The £2.65 million acquisition of
Robert Earnshaw certainly got the [.