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Nottingham Forest and Boro fans react to Aitor Karanka's Twitter post

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Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka has taken to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction after his side lost on Saturday.

Forest suffered a 2-0 defeat against Karanka’s former club Middlesbrough at the Riverside stadium in the Championship clash.

After the match, the Spaniard took to Twitter and urged his team to fight relentlessly.

Report: Nottingham Forest keen on 24-year-old winger with £2m release clause

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According to reports from the Sunday People (printed edition, 08/04/2018 – page 51), Nottingham Forest are keen to sign Peterborough winger Marcus Maddison in the summer transfer window.

This has been yet another frustrating campaign for Forest who find themselves 17th in the Championship table.

On This Day in Football: First Trentside Derby, Football League is founded

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On this day in 1866, the first ever Trentside Derby between Nottingham Forest and Notts County took place, which coincidentally was also Forest’s first ever official match as a football club.

Forest were founded in 1965, and a year later, they proposed to play a game with fellow Trentside club Notts County who were a more experienced football club having been founded in 1862.

Aitor Karanka posts message on Twitter; Forest fans respond

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Nottingham Forest have shown signs of progress under new manager Aitor Karanka in recent weeks, and the club manager is pleased with the effort.

After losing four games in a row from late January to mid February, Karanka has been able to steady the ship, and Forest have been putting points on the board.

Aitor Karanka posts message after Forest win; fans respond on Twitter

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Nottingham Forest ended their six-game winless run in style after beating Queens Park Rangers 5-2 in the Championship clash at Loftus Road on Saturday.

Forest manager Aitor Karanka took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction after the game. He has hailed the team spirit of the side, and has thanked the Forest fans for their support.

On This Day in Football: Forest lose out to Nacional, Drogba opens international account

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On this day in 1981, Uruguayan club Nacional beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 to lift the Intercontinental Cup.

Nacional, winners of the Copa Libertadores title after beating Brazilian club Internacional, were largely thought of as second favourites against Brian Clough’s Forest side who had just won two European Cups on the trot.

On This Day in Football: First million pound transfer, Bomb scare at Bramall Lane

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On this day in 1979, Trevor Francis became the first million-pound man in English football history when he moved from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest.

A prolific goal scorer, Francis began his professional career with City in 1971. A brief loan spell in the North American Soccer League saw him score 22 goals in 19 league matches for the Detroit Express.

Championship expert eyeing 30/1 cracker as Nottm Forest take on Aston Villa

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David Prutton is backing Aitor Karanka to make a winning start as Nottingham Forest’s new manager.

The two sides head into the game on the back of two very different results in the FA Cup last weekend.

Forest defeated Arsenal, while Villa crashed at home to Peterborough, and Prutton has tipped Kieran Dowell to grab the only goal of the game to pile even more pressure on visiting boss Steve Bruce (30/1 with Sky Bet).

Sheffield United, Wolves and Ipswich Town stars… Names of the Football League, week 14

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With the 1st round of the FA Cup occupying the teams from League 1 and League 2, we were just left with the 12 Championship fixtures to satiate our appetite for football last weekend. It...

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Warburton comments on chances of Forest signing Dowell from Everton permanently

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Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton has spoken highly of Everton loanee Kieran Dowell, but suggested that it is unlikely that the Championship side will be able to land the midfielder permanently.

The England under-21 international is highly rated at Goodison Park but was farmed out to the City Ground as first-team football on Merseyside was not forthcoming this season.

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Olympiakos players fined, sent on holiday over poor results

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Piraeus (Greece) (AFP) – Olympiakos president Evangelos Marinakis fined the team 400,000 euros ($490,000) on Monday and ordered the club’s under-performing players to go on holiday until the end of the season.

Marinakis, who also owns English second-division side Nottingham Forest, was angry at Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Levadiakos that left the defending Greek league champions in third place.

Olympiakos and Notts Forest owner charged with drug smuggling

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Athens (AFP) – The owner of reigning Greek champions Olympiakos and English Championship club Nottingham Forest has been charged with drug trafficking.

Evangelos Marinakis is being prosecuted for “possession and trafficking of drugs” and for “associating with criminals”, a source in the judiciary said on Friday.

Karanka appointed Nottingham Forest manager

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London (AFP) – Nottingham Forest have appointed Aitor Karanka as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract, the English Championship club announced on Monday.

The Spaniard succeeds Mark Warburton, who was sacked at the end of last month, and takes over with two-time European Cup winners Forest currently 14th in the second tier.

English Premier League

Done deal: Ex-Crystal Palace and Watford midfielder completes Championship move

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Aitor Karanka’s Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of Ben Watson on a two-and-a-half-year deal, after leaving Watford by mutual consent at the end of January.

The former Crystal Palace, Wigan Athletic, Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich-Albion midfielder will now be at the City Ground until 2020.

On This Day in Football: Munich Air Disaster, Sir Stanley Matthews bows out

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On this day in 1958, a plane carrying players and staff of Manchester United crashed at the Munich-Reim airport in Germany resulting in the deaths of 23 people.

United were returning to Manchester from Belgrade, Yugoslavia after eliminating Red Star Belgrade in the quarter-finals of the European Cup.

Arsenal

Transfer round-up: Madrid set their sights on Tottenham duo, Chelsea and Man Utd stars also wanted

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There’s five days to go in the January transfer window – what do you think of it so far?

No doubt the majority of you shouted ‘rubbish’ and you’re probably not far off the mark.

Sure, there’s been a couple of high profile deals – Philippe Coutinho and Alexis Sanchez spring to mind – but the last 25 days have seemed like an endless line of transfers that are taking an age to complete.

Arsenal need to ditch Wenger now before any more damage is done

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THE TIME IS NOW by Viera Lyn After witnessing yet ANOTHER embarrassing footnote in our team's recent history against Nottingham Forest I felt compelled to address those who can't seem to resist the obviously tainted Kool-Aid. How many more times can this team, the owner and our woeful manager disappoint before you open your eyes, [.

Chelsea frustrated by Arsenal stalemate

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London (AFP) – Chelsea wasted a chance to take control of their League Cup semi-final against Arsenal as the misfiring Blues were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw in Wednesday’s first leg.

Antonio Conte’s side dominated possession for long periods at Stamford Bridge - where the Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) was in operation - but lacked the killer instinct required to take a step towards the final.

Chelsea frustrated by Arsenal stalemate

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London (AFP) – Chelsea wasted a chance to take control of their League Cup semi-final against Arsenal as the misfiring Blues were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw in Wednesday’s first leg.

Antonio Conte’s side dominated possession for long periods at Stamford Bridge - where the Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) was in operation - but lacked the killer instinct required to take a step towards the final.

Slaying the Giant-Killers

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FOREST'S WIN OVER ARSENAL AND OTHER 3RD ROUND MIASMAS
Another Third Round Saturday and another unappetising serving of false shocks and watered-down lineups.

Where are the soccer gods when you need them to save the game's oldest competition and revive its famous magic?
Arsene Wenger dominated the headlines again with another hapless setback but within a day the fuss over Arsenal's humiliating 4-2 loss to Nottingham Forest had died down, such is the diminution of the Cup and the Gunners' chronic failure syndrome under the Frenchman.

Slaying the Giant-Killers

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FOREST'S WIN OVER ARSENAL AND OTHER 3RD ROUND MIASMAS Another Third Round Saturday and another unappetising serving of false shocks and watered-down lineups.

Where are the soccer gods when you need them to save the game's oldest competition and revive its famous magic?
Arsene Wenger dominated the headlines again with another hapless setback but within a day the fuss over Arsenal's humiliating 4-2 loss to Nottingham Forest had died down, such is the diminution of the Cup and the Gunners' chronic failure syndrome under the Frenchman.

Nottingham Forest: Eric Lichaj Gets Dog After Scoring Twice Against Arsenal, Names It ‘Gunner’ Just To Rub It In (Photo)

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As you may be aware, Eric Lichaj was on a promise going into Nottingham Forest's FA Cup third round tie at the weekend.

Having spent months pestering his wifeKathryn, she finally caved in and agreed that, should the American right-back score an unlikely hat-trick against Arsenal, she'd allow him to get a dog.

Another season of FA Cup magic

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By J Hutcherson (Jan 9, 2018) US Soccer Players - Credit USMNT player Eric Lichaj for adding something extra to the Third Round of the FA Cup. Lichaj's two-goal performance in Nottingham Forest's win over Arsenal wasn't enough. As he told the broadcast team following the game, he needed a hat-trick to convince his wife that their house needs a dog.

Alex Iwobi obviously thought Arsenal could beat Forest with his eyes shut!

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There were many bad performances from Arsenal players when they went to Nottingham Forest on Sunday, but Alex Iwobi was definitely slated by fans and pundits alike after the match. Now it has been revealed this morning that the youngster was snapped while out partying in Soho in central London at 2.37 am on the [.

Alex Iwobi set to be fined for breaking Arsenal curfew ahead of Nottingham Forest defeat

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Arsenal will fine winger Alex Iwobi if it is confirmed that he broke a 48-hour curfew ahead of the FA Cup third round defeat at Nottingham Forest....

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Mertesacker warns Arsenal team-mates that huge chance was wasted

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Per Mertesacker has thrown out a warning shot to his team-mates who may not get more chances for Arsenal thanks to dismal display. The Gunners lost to Nottingham Forest at the weekend to give up their chance to win a fourth FA Cup in only five seasons, losing 4-2 to the lower league side. The [...]

Nottingham Forest 4-2 Arsenal: The Ever So Slightly Inebriated Match Report

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The drinking began in earnest shortly after midday. You simply have to drink before Forest matches. It's a coping mechanism that has become commonplace.

By the time the fourth goal went in, about 5:45pm-ish, the whole thing seemed like a wishy-washy lagerscape daydream.

FA Cup: Arsene Wenger Suffers First-Ever Third Round Exit As Holders Arsenal Beaten 4-2 By Nottingham Forest

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Arsene Wenger suffered his first-ever FA Cup third round defeat on Sunday, with holders Arsenal well beaten by managerless Nottingham Forest.

Wenger put out a mix-and-match side for the game against the side currently ranked 14th in the Premier League.

However, the Gunners produced a feeble display against a Forest side who throughly deserved the shock win.

Video: Arsene Wenger discusses Arsenal’s FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been reflecting on his first ever FA Cup third round defeat. The Gunners were knocked out of the competition by...

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Arsenal dumped out of FA Cup, Leeds shocked

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London (AFP) – FA Cup holders Arsenal were sensationally dumped out of the competition by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, joining Leeds United as big-name casualties on a day of shocks.

Elsewhere, West Ham stayed alive with a goalless draw at Shrewsbury and Tottenham scored three goals in eight second-half minutes to see off the challenge of League One side AFC Wimbledon.

Arsenal dumped out of FA Cup, Leeds shocked

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London (AFP) – FA Cup holders Arsenal were sensationally dumped out of the competition by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, joining Leeds United as big-name casualties on a day of shocks.

Elsewhere, West Ham stayed alive with a goalless draw at Shrewsbury and Tottenham scored three goals in eight second-half minutes to see off the challenge of League One side AFC Wimbledon.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest knockout Arsenal

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The USMNT players in England and Mexico roundup starts with a massive result for Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest. Lichaj scored twice in Forest's 4-2 win over Arsenal to advance from the Third Round of the 2017-18 FA Cup. Lichaj opened the scoring in the 20th minute at The City Ground.

Arsene Wenger aiming for another FA Cup winners medal – with reserves!

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Arsenal are travelling to Nottingham Forest tomorrow to begin their defence of a trophy that they have won for 3 of te last 4 seasons, and to try and increase Arsene Wenger's incredible record of having won 7 winners medals with the same club. It is very doubtful that anyone will ever get close to [.

FA Cup specialists Arsenal fancied to see off Forest

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FA Cup holders Arsenal head to Nottingham Forest on Sunday hoping to take the first step on the road back to Wembley next May.

The Gunners have won the competition three times in the last four years, but their form in the Premier League continues to be frustrating.

They needed a 92nd minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at home to Chelsea on Wednesday and are sixth in the table, five points adrift of the top four and stuggling to qualify for the Champions League once again.

FA Cup specialists Arsenal fancied to see off Forest

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FA Cup holders Arsenal head to Nottingham Forest on Sunday hoping to take the first step on the road back to Wembley next May.

The Gunners have won the competition three times in the last four years, but their form in the Premier League continues to be frustrating.

They needed a 92nd minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at home to Chelsea on Wednesday and are sixth in the table, five points adrift of the top four and stuggling to qualify for the Champions League once again.

What team of Arsenal Reserves can Wenger pick to face Nottingham Forest

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After a gruelling run of Premier League games, Arsene Wenger can at last give some Arsenal first team players a much-needed rest as we travel to the City ground to take on Nottingham Forest in the Third Round of the FA Cup. Our team is likely to be yet another makeshift side as we have [...]

Arsenal Want Wenger Banned For FA Cup Tie

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Arsenal are trying to have Arsene Wenger's misconduct charge dealt with speedily so Sunday's FA Cup tie at Nottingham Forest is included in any ban.

The Gunners manager has until 6pm on Friday to respond to an FA charge over his foul-mouthed dressing-room rant at referee Mike Dean on Sunday.

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Nottingham Forest owner charged with heroin trafficking

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Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis has been charged with trafficking heroin in his native Greece. The 50-year-old, who bought Forest 10...

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Gboly Ariyibi recalled by Nottingham Forest, has a shot at first team action

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American defender Eric Lichaj recently made headlines for Nottingham Forest, now another seems set to join him there.

Forest is recalling Arlington, Virginia native Gboly Ariyibi from his season long loan at MK Dons. He scored seven times in 28 matches with the League One club this season.

Where to find Nottingham Forest vs. Aston Villa on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Nottingham Forest vs. Aston Villa in the Championship, you’ve come to the right place.

After Nottingham Forest’s impressive FA Cup victory against Arsenal as well as Aston Villa’s recent thrashing of Bristol City, both clubs come down to earth on Saturday in a Championship match that could have big implications on their season.