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Messages - Dean

The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Nottingham Forest v. Luton Town, 2021-11-22
Neat on the ball, played on the front foot, his touch was always looking to open up and carry/pass forward when he could.  Grew in confidence as the game went along and although he's small he wasn't swallowed up by the physical side of the game.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Here is the news
The pig family are problematic. The Chinese are correct about Peppa, Mummy Pig and her annoying parents constantly upstage Daddy Pig who really needs to tell them all to f*ck off once in a while. Pedro Pony is a c*nt.

However, Danny Dog, Grampy Rabbit in particular but his whole family really, The Sheep Family, The Wolf clan, even that hapless cat vet from Rochdale - all excellent.

Who had the tortoise who was always getting into trouble?

Where do you stand on later additions like the kangeroo's
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Them there t'other clubs
I'm in no doubt the world is full of selfish c*nts who are only in it for themselves, that's something this collection of leftwing nutjobs need to get their head round, but if I was a selfish c*nt who wanted an easy second half of my life living off my sons earnings I wouldn't be massively worried about what league d*rby were in that week, i'd be looking at the path of least resistance and better odds they are offering.

I think you underestimate the amount of parents in that scenario who are under the illusion their son is the second coming of Messi
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Former Forest Player Watch
I missed this last week

"Former Dutch international Bryan Roy has been sentenced to 80 hours of community service over a social media post threatening outgoing PM Mark Rutte with being shot."
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: New Manager Thread

 Which is great. But we were saying this twelve months ago.... I'm having problems getting excited about any manager coming in to be honest.

As things stand, and have since Uncle Frank's appointment 28 years ago, the only way any manager,  ( Platt / Hart's eras, as far as I can recall, being the exceptions - but only just)  is going to get beyond 18 months - tops - at Forest and fulfil his initial contract (or get offered a new one during his tenure), is to instantly start winning and continually, consistently and credibly challenge for everything available while playing exhilarating football 'the Forest way'. Whatever the f*ck that is.

Which isn't going to happen.

Does the fact that we paid the Billies for about 7 years count as fulfilling a contract?
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: NFFC news thread
I suspect McGugan forms part of a well-worn speech for young academy hopefuls arriving at Forest. Simply being good isn't enough - they're all good players. Lewis had as much natural talent as anyone I've seen at Forest in 20 years - Andy Reid aside - and probably could have been plying his trade in the top flight.

So many factors, on and off the pitch, combine to decide who's David Beckham and who's Ravel Morrison. I guess we'll never know what happened to McGugan - likely to be a combination of these many things. However, there's always a sense of supporter sadness when a player comes through like him and appears not to fulfil his potential.

Hard work and grounding seems to be a common theme of a lot of the recent graduates of the youth set up.  There are players amongst them that have made far more of opportunities despite having less natural ability than McGugan had because of it it seems.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Summer 2021 transfer window
Who was the other player that we recently signed just after a deadline and spent a week trying to argue that sending the documentation at 23:00:15 met the deadline of 11pm?

You'd hope that our new world class club secretary would have resolved these sorts of problems. (I have no idea if that's their responsibility and less idea whether it's their fault.)