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16 Feb 2013

Attendance: 24,409

Referee: Stroud

Nottingham ForestBolton Wanderers
Reid (59)C Davies (77)
Darlow     Bogdan    
Halford     Mears    
Ward     Alonso    
Jara     Knight    
Guedioura     Dawson    
Cohen     M Davies    
Reid     Spearing    
Lansbury     81 Pratley    
Majewski     CY Lee     65
Cox     84 De Ridder     58
Sharp     68 SKD     73
Blackstock     68 Eagles     58
McGugan     81 C Davies     65
Henderson     86 Ngog     73
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Date:Saturday February 16 2013
Time: 7:42PM


bad stats, another poor performance from a team with problems. The facts do not lie, 4 shots on goal and 3 corners is dreadful Freedman is making things worse not better, I would not trust him to run a bath let alone a football team, no wonder Palace did not offer him a contract and they were at the top of the league - what does that tell you ?
aussie mike
16/02/2013 20:43:00
Cheer up mike, it could be worse i'm just not sure how.
16/02/2013 21:13:00
Onwards and upwards! Oooops, nooooooooo we are superglued to 16th! Dougie's pleased with the performance - keep the faith
16/02/2013 23:37:00
Pedro - your smiling banter in the face of adversity is great to see and Boltongav - your compassion would put mother teressa to shame, I worry when those around me feel the decisions/ attitudes of those in charge of the club are both acceptable and understandable when the facts tell another story. Far to many supporters are passing off our demise as an inevitable fall from grace, which is the same as excusing failure, such an attitude encourages more failure leading to perpetual decline. Last season more than ever highlighted the critical importance of getting a result by any means ( we were relegated by ONE point !) it further exposed the damaging impact whenever our manager claimed our performance was acceptable when we where not winning - how can the players be expected to fight for victory when they know the manager will excuse defeat. Winning is everything and nothing else other than a winning mentality forged from steel is acceptable. Freedman is guilty of the same, by excusing the teams failure he is really attempting to excuse his own failure, Coyle did it for 2 years and everyone swallowed his bile, are we to sit back and watch the same charade unfold before us once again - it certainly looks like it. Dont be fooled by anything other than our results as influenced by our managers impact on the team, the facts show Freedman is no better than Coyle, in fact worse, regardless of what others may choose to say to the contrary. I cannot remember last when we had a manager with the honest guts to tell the press, that performance was totally unacceptable and will not happen again, heads will roll watch this space.
aussie mike
17/02/2013 09:22:00
Looking at replays the "miracle", "world class" saves that Boggy was being praised for by Tower FM commentators were ordinary and if he was a half decent keeper he should have got down for the goal - his two main faults - not getting down quick enough and not commanding his area and leaping for crosses or corners as per the perfect example given to him by the Burnley keeper . Lonergan should be given a chance. At least he gets down quickly.
17/02/2013 10:38:00
Pedro - Bogdan has always been 3rd rate, the tactical brilliance of Gartside & Coyle saw fit to sell El Habsi to Wigan for £4 million, which in turn kept Wigan in the premiership, while giving Bogdan the 1st team gloves led to our relegation at a cost of £50 million due to hit £120 million - you could not make this ineptitude up if you tried, literally everything decided upon in the last 2 plus years has been an unmittigated disaster, yet the man still draws his £500,000 salary, at least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask on his face.
aussie mike
17/02/2013 13:33:00
i don't know how anyone who wasn't at the match can say how well bogdan did, considering it only showed three off his saves on MOTD's crap cousin. well i guess every team that isn't in the top 8 in the prem are doomed and no fan should bother to go too any matches. bogdan's contribution too the team was massive wen he overtook jussi. (i wanted AL habsi but of course we should never sell a player to our rivals, but when that decision was made, very few thought we were going to be in a relegation battle.) the season we were relegated, the second half was considerably better, and it isn't a coincidence that it coincided when bogdan was in net. bogdan rating so far is spectacular nor is it terrible he has made more save then the team at the top of the table. and you clearly don't read any articles on dougie's interviews or any article's about the team, you have been moaning for the last few weeks on his team selections and dougie has been giving explanations to pretty much every comment you have made. and EVERY manager always says that their team put in a good performance, the last thing you want is to ***** of the players who are kicking the ball on the the pitch, if he doesn't like how the players are doing he'll tell them personally or not choose them. but it's incredibly unprofessional for a manager to slag his team off, unless it's deserved e.i semi final at wembley comes to mind.
17/02/2013 16:03:00
*isn't spectacular nor is it terrible
17/02/2013 16:53:00
Bowton, the fact that Bogdan has made more saves than the top teams proves how crap the defence is. The top teams play better and have more possession, therefore the keeper works less. I'd rather he made no saves per game.... and if you think that Dougies team selections are justified then you must be a relative. I starting to warm to Aussie mike........
17/02/2013 17:11:00
Bowton - I am pleased you share my view on El Habsi, who was battling Juski for the jersey when we sold him, certainly our best goalie. It was undefendable to let him go to Wigan, the home game last season against Wigan we lost - El Habsi won it for them with some fabulous saves - 2 points lost and fate later relegates us by 1 point - how ironic and how that decision came back to bite our club with the terrible repercussions thereafter, yet everyone simply brushes it under the carpet as if there is no accountability and thats the trouble at our club, no one stands up to take the blame, not the chairman, the manager, or the players. The last time Gartside opened his mouth was 5 months back when he sacked Coyle " promotion must happen this season our financial security depends on it " we now hover just above the relegation spots and he is nowhere to be seen - he reminds me of the captain of the ship that sank in the mediteranian ( elcardia ? ) he ran off leaving the passengers to their fate. As for Freedman I simply question the validity of a manager who praises team performance when it is actually poor and not acceptable, there is no place for excuses if you want to improve and succeed on the pitch - that is my point. Alex Ferguson tells it how it is and so do the best club managers, Freedman has now presided over something like 15 games won 3, drawn 6, lost 6, that is poor in anyones eyes, there has been no improvement - I truly wish things were different but they aren't
aussie mike
17/02/2013 20:42:00
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