Personally, I'd like to see us in the prem at least once more before I meet my maker, but really ain't that bothered about getting there because the Premier league is fucking horrible. I just want to see us try and play an expansive game. As someone else alluded to, our last 3 managers have all played a defensive set up with an isolated striker up front. I'd just like us to scrap the 2 defensive midfielders and try and attack teams from the off. Losing playing shit football frustrates the living shit out of me. It hasn't worked, it isn't working, and about the only people who can't see it doesn't work are the manager's who employ these tactics. I know he's as nutty as squirrel shit, but I'm actually warming to the idea of wanting the mad jock back. At least we'd see a Forest team giving it a go.
We have been a shambles for so many years. The biggest mistake was sacking Billy (1) after getting us to the playoffs twice in a row and replacing him with McClaren.
We now have no stability or leadership, our managers don't last long enough to have any impact and our transfer policy has resorted to quantity in the hope of quality.
Doughty looked to do everything on the cheap, Fawaz stripped out the club infrastructure, the new guy doesn't appear to have done anything amazing either. Failure of leadership at the club from the top down.
Sacking the manager is not going to change the problems at Forest. We do this every 9-months or so and it never moves us any further forward.
The club is a shambles on and off the pitch. Has been for years.
No plan or strategy. No leadership. No identity.
I'm a good 350odd miles away from it all now but I feel embarrassed to walk around now with my Forest face mask on.
I actually don't really care that much any more. A bad result used to ruin my weekend but now when I see it pop up on Soccer Saturday I just shrug and move on.
We have a squad full to over flowing with shit,with one or two exceptions. It all needs stripping away and resetting.
To be honest I think I could get behind a side of players plucked from the u23s giving it a good go even if they're beaten. Better than watching Crab Colback shuffle across the pitch like he's a table football player.
At least Wayne Rooney's Derby County are having a particularly crap start to the season. The only joy from this season is those cunts being bottom of the table. It would be nice if Wycombe stuffed them this weekend.
Sometimes I wonder about what might have happened had the Red Bull rumour come to fruition. We might have questioned what they would have done with the name and the badge but at least they’re upfront about that and seeing it as a great vehicle for promoting the drink. What we had over the last couple of decades is some real shysters running the place who seem to have had ego, self interest and money at the heart of their ownership but have dressed it up as love for the club.
A lot of the criticisms were that this would tear the heart out of the club, but I sometimes wonder if what we’ve had hasn’t ripped the club apart more than a name and badge change would have.
At least Red Bull understand what promotes their drink is winning, success and the aura of it and direct everything to that. They seem to look at it in the same way Team Sky looked at it from the start I.e work on every single thing that can help you get an advantage over the others. Plus they seem to have a philosophy and have Ralf Rangnick overseeing that at all their clubs. I was reading he has an obsessive attention to detail. They have a clock on the training ground which underpins their philosophy that if you lose a ball to the opposition you have 8 seconds to win it back. It’s also suggested they test player’s blood before a training session to see what their energy levels are like and tailor it.
Now obviously such a ship has sailed, but we could do a lot worse than take a look at that and maybe what’s now Ineos. At least they have competent recruitment policies where they look to select people on the up and just as importantly with the right attitude and equally are honest enough to recognise when they need to talk to them about when they haven’t got what the club needs anymore before shipping them on at a profit.