Daniel Widdowson gives an overview of Nottingham Forest’s season so far. Six months of false dawns and wallies with brollies.
Nottingham Forest suffered a disrupted and disjointed pre-season. The loss of the father figure of Billy Davies left them in a situation where the only leadership they had was from a blithering idiot obsessed with his brolly, and a board with no back bone and even less mental capacity. Ultimately, the situation looked grim.
No matter, the fans and players attempted to strive for some success, scraping some points and potentially maintaining a small amount of respectability. However, that was all to change, rapidly! Forest went on to lose seven games on the bounce before McClaren was finally sacked, the owner withdrew future funding, and the fans finally got some hope of change. In came Cotterill.
Nottingham Forest can be a delight to watch and support, however at times they must try harder.
Again, things appeared promising in the early stages. Under Cotterill won 4 of his first 6 games in charge. However, again issues arose. Forest went 7 games without scoring a goal and found themselves in the relegation zone. Most fans would agree that based on prior years Forest should be pressing for promotion not battling relegation. Nonetheless, New Year arrived and Forest have started as they mean to go on, scoring 3 goals away at Ipswich.
Overall… in true school report style… Nottingham Forest can be a delight to watch and support, however at times they must try harder. One has to wonder just how hard it can be to put the ball into an open net, or to redirect one of many crosses towards the goal. Meanwhile Forest fans continue to arrive at the City Ground hoping that “this week will be different”. Well Ipswich opened the 2012 goal tally, another good win against Leicester in the FA cup and Forest might start playing with some confidence. And perhaps the end of year report will have a brighter element to it.