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Martin O'Neill Sacked; Sabri Lamouchi Hired as Replacement

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Costel Pantilimon has been on loan at Deportivo but Sky Sports have been told he's been recalled and will move to Nottingham Forest.

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Jack Colback offered to Nottingham Forest, but deal in doubt after he turned Hull down saying it was too far south xD 

So that leaves only Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Leeds as places he'd go xD moron

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1 hour ago, Kitchen Sales said:

Jack Colback offered to Nottingham Forest, but deal in doubt after he turned Hull down saying it was too far south xD 

So that leaves only Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Leeds as places he'd go xD moron

Or Newcastle reserves :D 

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22 minutes ago, Stan said:

Or Newcastle reserves :D 

Doesn't get a game :ph34r:

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We've managed to lower our wage bill this window xD

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3 minutes ago, Kitchen Sales said:

We've managed to lower our wage bill this window xD

It'll decrease even further when Benitez walks. 

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1 minute ago, Cannabis said:

It'll decrease even further when Benitez walks. 

Sounds like he's in a wheelchair

 

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17 minutes ago, The Palace Fan said:

What's the betting Sky Sports have seen somebody ginger and got him confused with Jack Colback?

may be the same kid BBC Sport have got...

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Isreal xD 

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Well Colback, Guedioura and Pantillimon made their debuts in this new look Aitor Karanka side. The midfielders allegedly looked unfit and the Forest fans weren' impressed with Pantillimon's shot stopping abilities. Early days, and they were playing an impressive Fulham team, but I'm sure they would have expected a better overall performance.

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20 minutes ago, The Palace Fan said:

Well Colback, Guedioura and Pantillimon made their debuts in this new look Aitor Karanka side. The midfielders allegedly looked unfit and the Forest fans weren' impressed with Pantillimon's shot stopping abilities. Early days, and they were playing an impressive Fulham team, but I'm sure they would have expected a better overall performance.

Midfielders looked unfit?

Tomlin will fit in well.

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Forest just seem such an up and down side. You never know what you'll get.

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Nottingham Forest have signed Greece international goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino and Spanish full-back Juan Rafael Fuentes. They signed Ben Watson the other day too.

Seems like they're heading in a completely different direction.

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It seems, from the outside looking in at least, that there has been some kind of relationship breakdown between Karanka and the Forest owners and around the Christmas period, Karanka was rumoured to be sacked by the club. 

However, the fans are seemingly on Karanka’s side, think he’s doing a decent job and can see the need for some form of continuity after a string of managers over the years. 

Rumoured again today that Karanka is in danger of losing his job. 

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1 hour ago, Smiley Culture said:

It seems, from the outside looking in at least, that there has been some kind of relationship breakdown between Karanka and the Forest owners and around the Christmas period, Karanka was rumoured to be sacked by the club. 

However, the fans are seemingly on Karanka’s side, think he’s doing a decent job and can see the need for some form of continuity after a string of managers over the years. 

Rumoured again today that Karanka is in danger of losing his job. 

Just outside the playoffs and when you see the teams above them, i don't think he's doing that bad of a job? 

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Karanka leaves...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46822599

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Nottingham Forest have parted company with manager Aitor Karanka after just a year in the job.

The 45-year-old Spaniard was appointed in January 2018 and has left the City Ground with Forest seventh in the Championship table.

His final game in charge was Saturday's FA Cup defeat by Chelsea, having beaten Leeds the previous week to move within four points of the top six.

First-team coach Simon Ireland has been put in caretaker charge of the team.

A club statement said Karanka had "asked to be released from his contract" and they had agreed to his request.

Forest, who are away to Reading on Saturday, are now looking for their 11th full-time manager since June 2011.

Karanka arrived at Forest on a two-and-a-half year deal after being sacked by Middlesbrough in March 2017, having guided them promotion to the Premier League in 2015-16.

He was backed financially in the summer, signing Benfica midfielder Joao Carvalho for a club-record fee of £13.2m and striker Lewis Grabban for a reported £6m.

However, rumours surfaced surrounding the former Real Madrid coach's future in December, when Forest slipped out of the play-off places during a run of five games without a win.

His side were 3-0 up at Norwich but surrendered the lead to draw 3-3, lost at struggling Millwall and were beaten at home by Preston and QPR.

 

 

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Feel for Forest fans. They’re a pretty big club and have spent twenty years outside of the top flight, with some much smaller sides getting there and staying there for decent periods, in that time but they’ve spent the last however many years under the stewardship of poor owners. 

Yeah, a five game run without a win isn’t great but they’re seventh. It’s not like they’re stuck in mid-table. 

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3 minutes ago, Smiley Culture said:

Feel for Forest fans. They’re a pretty big club and have spent twenty years outside of the top flight, with some much smaller sides getting there and staying there for decent periods, in that time but they’ve spent the last however many years under the stewardship of poor owners. 

Yeah, a five game run without a win isn’t great but they’re seventh. It’s not like they’re stuck in mid-table. 

I'm guessing the relationship breakdown you mentioned yesterday has more to do with it than just on-field results. Perhaps there's more to it than meets the eye.

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Martin O'Neill: Nottingham Forest to appoint club legend as manager

Nottingham Forest are set to appoint club legend Martin O'Neill as manager to succeed Aitor Karanka, reports BBC Radio Nottingham.

The 66-year-old, who played 371 games and won the European Cup as a Forest player, ended his five-year spell as Republic of Ireland boss last November.

He returns to a Reds side who are ninth in the Championship, four points outside the play-off places.

O'Neill becomes Nottingham Forest's 11th manager since June 2011.

Karanka's exit from the City Ground - with Forest still very much in the promotion race - means O'Neill arrives in a strong position both on the field and off it.

After finishing 17th in 2017-18, they invested heavily during the summer, with Joao Carvalho arriving for a club record fee of £13.2m and striker Lewis Grabban joining in a £6m deal from Bournemouth.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46864924

 

 

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The Forest owner massively pissed off the fans by forcing Karanka out. It's no secret the majority of fans considered Karanka to be the best manager they have had at the club for a long time.

If/when the O'Neill move is confirmed, I can't help but feel this is a move to appease those fans turning on the owner. He's been clever in a way because he knows they will back a former player with strong connections to the club. O'Neill has always been loved there as a former European Cup winner. Even more so if O'Neill bring Keane with him as his assistant, another ex Forest hero.

Honest opinion on Martin O'Neill. He's always been a brilliant man manager. He has charisma, he will put his arm round players and make them want to play for him. But in terms of his football style and tactically, for me it's quite dated. I can't help but feel that maybe he's ended up at Forest 10-15 years too late.

They should have gone big for Jokanovic IMO, he was the other name heavily linked. Ultimately he is the one who has most recently had two promotions out of this division and played good football doing so. Missed opportunity by them IMO.

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Another club who've been seriously mismanaged for a long, long time now. As mentioned, I'm not sure O'Neill is in keeping with the modern game but at this level he might be able to do something, they're not far off the play-offs.

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Comical stuff from Forest as per.

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I liked O'Neill's Villa side even if they were direct....be interesting to see how O'Neill does now the standard of football has been raised over the last decade or so and most teams can play out from the back, press from the front, play with speed and incision.

But then again Cardiff went up last year so it's not a requirement.

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Nottingham Forest manager Martin O'Neill wants Roy Keane as assistant

1 hour ago | Nottm Forest

Martin O'Neill says the timing is finally right for him to manage Nottingham Forest and he hopes fellow former Reds midfielder Roy Keane will join as assistant boss.

O'Neill, who played 371 games for Forest and helped them win back-to-back European Cups in 10 years as a player, has signed an 18-month contract.

Forest have not been a Premier League side since they were relegated in 1999.

But the 66-year-old said his sole focus was to "rectify that".

He added: "I don't think there is any other reason to be here.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46905796

 

 

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Roy Keane: Nottingham Forest assistant boss leaves Championship club

Nottingham Forest assistant manager Roy Keane has left the Championship club.

The 47-year-old former Forest player returned to the City Ground in January following the appointment of Martin O'Neill, with whom he worked at the Republic of Ireland.

The ex-Manchester United midfielder described the experience of working with O'Neill as "one of my greatest in football, both as a player and coach".

Forest finished ninth in the table in 2018-19.

Keane had spells as manager of Sunderland and Ipswich Town before being part of the Republic of Ireland set-up when they reached the last 16 of the 2016 European Championship.

As a player, he appeared in FA Cup and League Cup finals for Forest after joining from Irish club Cobh Ramblers in 1990.

He later won seven Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League during more than a decade at Old Trafford.

Nottingham Forest begins their Championship campaign at home to Slaven Bilic's West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, 3 August.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48737297

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