I concur with Gary’s assessment that Tuesday’s win was massive.
The champagne and caviar successes against City and Spurs were joyous but seeing off crappy old Burnley with a grim, workmanlike performance is more significant.
Job one is staying up so that result represents a bigger swing in our favour, opening up the gap and providing the ideal platform to go and attack another winnable home game.
I’m feeling optimistic. Let’s get after them lads.
This is a good time to be playing Forest with Cooper scrambling around trying to work out the best XI to deploy after a harrowing defeat to Fulham.
I think consistency breeds success in the Premier League so chopping and changing the team creates a breeding ground for struggle.
He’s reportedly on the edge but has dug himself out before and it looks like he’ll be in the dugout tomorrow with another chance to save his bacon. Julen Lopetegui has been touted as a possible successor, which would be an odd move for our former head coach considering he left ‘cos we’re shite’, but it’s a funny old game and all that.
The injury to Taiwo Awoniyi is a blow because I always think they look an intimidating outfit when the big striker is leading the line. He’s proven himself a potent weapon at this level with a tidy goals to games ratio.
Chris Wood seems to enjoy his games against us though and you can bet Morgan Gibbs-White will put a few extra per cent into his performance too. Both were left out in midweek but will surely come back in for this one.
I don’t think they’ll go down, regardless of what they do with the manager, so if I were them I’d stay the course and sort it out in the summer.
It would be nice to get Sa, Ait-Nouri and Neto back in the squad but it’s not entirely clear when any of them will return.
I’d play Bellegarde after he was rested against Burnley and with Bueno struggling with cramp, either Doc or Ait-Nouri to come in down the left.
We haven’t seen much of Sasa or anything of Fabio since the Sheff Utd game, suggesting to me that there will be ins and outs up front if the deals are there to be done in January. We’ve already been linked to a striker by reputable sources so it’s not just guesswork.
I quite like the balance and shape of the squad, so I think it’s more about just changing one or two to get a few different profiles of player to give us a bit extra.
Well done to Big Nachos, London Wolves Loyal and Mike Jones who all correctly predicted the scoreline against Burnley.
I’m going for a victory tomorrow. At their best, Forest are a decent team and at the start of the season I thought they’d be comfortable midtable. But I don’t think they’ve found their groove and Cooper still doesn’t seem to know his best team. There’s a good opportunity to get another win here and I think we’ll get it. 2-1.
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