Nottingham Forest

20 Mar 19
past tense

The recent schoolkids’ strike in protest at inaction over climate change reminded us of this day of actions, from 16 years ago… so we thought we’d re-post this roundup of the inspiring actions of March 20th 2003. Up the youth…! Originally compiled by Endangered Phoenix in 2003… it is online elsewhere, though their site no […]

20 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

Hello and welcome to Wednesdays LIVE coverage of Nottingham Forest from NottinghamshireLive. The international break is in full swing as Forest continues to break as its players jump into their respective countries. It's a time to think before a crucial run-in decides if the Reds are in the play-off at the end of the season. […]

20 Mar 19
Footie Central

https://footiecentral.com/wes-morgan-signs-new-leicester-contract/

Leicester captain Wes Morgan has signed a one-year extension with the club.
The 35-year old was out of contract in the summer, but now he is set to stay at the King Power Stadium until June 2020 at the least.
Morgan joined the club from Nottingham Forest in 2012, and has since gone on to play…

#LCFC, #LeicesterCity, #PremierLeague

20 Mar 19
Arcynewsy

Sport Wales will be without Ethan Ampadu, Sam Vokes and Tom Lawrence for their first Euro 2020 qualifying match against Slovakia, but Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey should be in good shape, manager Ryan Giggs said. PHOTO FILES: Soccer Football – FA Cup Third round – Chelsea v Nottingham Forest – Stamford Bridge, London, Great Britain […]

19 Mar 19
En la tanda de penaltis

Town: Bialkowski, Bree, Pennington, Chambers (c), Kenlock, Skuse (Chalobah 41), Nolan, Bishop (Nsiala 90), Judge, Edwards, Quaner (Jackson 59). Unused: Gerken, Knudsen, Dozzell, El Mizouni. Nottingham Forest: Pantilimon, Darikwa, Benalouane, Wague, Robinson, Yates (Carvalho 64), Pele (Ansarifard 77), Colback (c), Lolley, Murphy, Osborn (Cash 64). Unused: Steele, Guedioura, Watson, Milosevic. Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire). Att: […]

19 Mar 19
Villa Roar

VILLA midfielder John McGinn has been tipped to be a key man at international level this week. McGinn is back on top form after his two-match suspension and has helped inspire victories over Birmingham, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough. But Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas says McGinn can take those sort of displays into the Scotland […]

19 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
THE honeymoon period for Steven Gerrard is well and truly over. A season which promised so much, has ultimately, delivered very little. It has been a steep learning curve for Steven Gerrard Excitement levels soared following Gerrard’s bold appointment as Gers boss. The Liverpool legend has been backed heavily by the Ibrox board – spending close to £10million. In less than a year, Gerrard has brought in a staggering TWENTY ONE players, including big-name signings Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis. But many of the recruits have struggled to get to grips with life in Glasgow’s pressure pot. [boxout headline=”Steven Gerrard’s Rangers signings”]Scott Arfield – free Allan McGregor – free Jamie Murphy – £1million Ovie Ejaria – loan Nikola Katic – £2million Connor Goldson – £2million Jon Flanagan – free Umar Sadiq – loan Lassana Coulibaly – loan Ryan Kent – loan Borna Barisic – £2.2million Kyle Lafferty – £450,000 Eros Grezda – £2million Joe Worrall – loan Gareth McAuley – free Jermain Defoe – loan Steven Davis – loan Andy Firth – undisclosed fee Matt Polster – free Glen Kamara – £45k Jordan Jones – pre-contract [/boxout] As a result, the Light Blues will end the campaign trophyless, having been dumped out of both cup competitions while Celtic charge towards another title. It’s pretty obvious Rangers still have a long way to go to halt the Hoops’ bid for ten-in-a-row – with the green and white ribbons virtually already on this year’s Premiership trophy. Here, SunSport assesses the six positions Gerrard must improve ahead of a make-or-break new season for the rookie manager. CENTRE-BACK This has been a sensitive subject among the Rangers support – with Joe Worrall a regular ahead of Nikola Katic. Worrall immediately ousted £2m signing Katic after his late loan arrival from Nottingham Forest last summer. But the England youth international has failed to win over the Ibrox faithful due to a number of ropey performances. Joe Worrall and Connor Goldson have been preferred at the back this season However, with Worrall due to return to Martin O’Neill’s side in the summer, and Gareth McAuley out of contract, Gers will be short of options at the back. Connor Goldson has emerged as first-choice centre-half over the course of the campaign and it looks certain he will have a new partner come August. LEFT-BACK Rangers poached Borna Barisic from Osijek following his impressive Europa League showings. The Croatian though, has been plagued by injuries, much to the frustration of Gerrard. Curiously, former captain Lee Wallace has barely had a look in, with Andy Halliday and Jon Flanagan instead being played out of position. Wallace – who stuck by the club through its darkest days – looks certain to quit at the end of the season, when his contract expires. And Gers have to deal with the situation by bringing in a replacement who is ready to compete for a regular starting slot. RIGHT-BACK Skipper James Tavernier is Rangers’ penalty king It’s no secret that James Tavernier isn’t the best defensively – but there’s no doubting his attacking qualities. The skipper is one of the first names on the Rangers team sheet with 11 goals and 12 assists this season. Yet while he’s a constant threat going forward, Tav is frequently caught out at the back. As things stand, he has little competition, with the versatile Jon Flanagan out of the picture. And Gerrard may be tempted to bring in somebody more defensive minded, offering him more flexibility. ‘LOSING MONEY AT ALARMING RATE’ Rangers don’t have financial clout to challenge Celtic says Michael Stewart PLAYMAKER Rangers have been crying out for a No10 – dare I say it, someone in the mould of Celtic’s Tom Rogic. But Gerrard failed to address the issue in January, instead signing Davis and Glen Kamara. The Light Blues are currently overloaded in the midfield department, with Davis, Kamara, Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield, Ross McCrorie, Andy Halliday, Lassana Coulibaly and Graham Dorrans all fighting for places. Greg Docherty, Jason Holt and Jordan Rossiter are also due to return from their loans in the summer, adding to an already bloated squad. Steven Davis has failed to live up to the big hype Gerrard though, insists he’s closer than ever to finding someone who can unlock stubborn defences and chip in with goals. He said: “A No 10 was an area we tried but maybe targets you’re after aren’t available or with the funds available you can’t make that happen. “But it’s definitely an area we’re looking at and I predict that could change in the short-term. Short-term, for me, is the next window.” WINGER Jamie Murphy’s season was brought to a cruel end after tearing his ACL back in August. And while Ryan Kent has stepped up in his absence, there’s no guarantees the Liverpool loan star will still be a Rangers player next season. Gerrard’s made it clear he would like to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent deal, but the Reds will demand a sizeable fee for the winger. Gers splashed out £2m for Eros Grezda but the Albanian attacker has contributed little, due in part to injury, and still has it all to prove. Youngster Glenn Middleton has also been called upon, but the former Norwich City starlet may head out on loan for more first-team experience. If Gers are to mount a stronger challenge to the Hoops next season Gerrard will need as many creative options as possible. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] STRIKER Alfredo Morelos has been hugely prolific for Rangers Where would Rangers be without Alfredo Morelos? The Colombian has been in sensational form, scoring 29 goals in all competitions. But the striker has never hidden his dream of playing in the English Premier League – and he might get his wish this summer despite recently signing a new contract. Gers are picking up a huge chunk of Jermain Defoe’s £65,000-a-week Bournemouth wages but the ex-England star has played second fiddle to Morelos. Should Morelos be sold, the Light Blues are expected to demand at least £20m for his services, which could then be reinvested in the squad. And a goalscoring striker would certainly be top of Gerrard’s list. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6011112780001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”David Tanner takes an all access tour of Ibrox stadium with #Lads42 and chats with Rangers legend Brian Laudrup’s son Nicolai”]
19 Mar 19
Game of the People

ALMOST EVERY week, the Championship provides an enticing clash that commands the attention of the media, committed fans and neutrals. Last weekend, it was Leeds United v Sheffield United, a game that paired the second and third-placed teams in the division. When the Championship resumes on March 30, Middlesbrough play Norwich City and Sheffield United […]

19 Mar 19
Under A Gaslit Lamp

Earlier in the season, opposition fans often criticised Aston Villa for having a distinct lack of ‘style’. It seems they’ve discovered it now when it matters most, with sprinkles of swagger on top. Words by Alan Wilson (@VILLAlan54) Facebook Twitter Instagram Since Villa’s relegation from the Premier League in 2016, three managers and one ‘caretaker’ […]

19 Mar 19
Archy news nety

Cat-copy cocoaThe sun The back-page story on the well-deserved bollocking by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United players made Mediawatch chuckle for this sentence: "The players had never seen him so angry – and he seems to have learned his doublet trick from the legendary former US boss, Sir Alex Ferguson." A question: how do […]

19 Mar 19
alexanderofori

Callum James Hudson-Odoi born on 7 November 2000, is an English footballer who plays as a forward or winger for Premier League club Chelsea FC. Born and raised in Wandsworth in Greater London. He is the young brother of non-League strike Bradley Hudson-Odoi and the son of former Hearts of oak and Ghanaian midfielder Bismark […]

19 Mar 19

Arsenal’s inception came on October 4th, 1886 in the Prince of Wales pub on the edge of Plumstead Common; during a meeting of the Dial Square Cricket Club it was decided to expand the club to include a football section. According to various reports the main people behind adding the football section were David Danskin. […]

19 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

Football fans use all kinds to determine the "size" of their club compared to opponents of the opposition in the modern game. A good way was always the average number of visitors, because by default the size of the home stadium is taken into account. Now the championship clearly has a winner on this front […]

19 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

Dean Smith loves everything about John McGinn right now – apart from a small thing! The man of the moment scored three goals in a week and played in the victories of Aston Villa against Blues, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough a crucial role. But Smith thinks McGinn was wrong when he said that Villa was […]

19 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

Should be awarded in 2015 by the man who, during the Hillsborough disaster, where 96 casualties were required, as a match commander, should be awarded, should be dismissed. His lawyer said that he stands trial for manslaughter. Benjamin Myers, QC, defending, said the petition that David Duckenfield made in Warrington in 2014/16, including the replies […]

18 Mar 19
Abunationlivenews sport.com

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has signed a one-year contract extension to stay with the club until June 2020. Morgan, 35, played in every match during the Foxes’ Premier League title success in 2015-16 and collected the trophy at the end of the season. He has played 19 times in the league in 2018-19 and […]

18 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
THE cap fits, just like it did before. But Oli Burke insists this Scotland call-up means more to him than any that came before. Burke says he’s more proud of this Scotland call-up than any of his previous ones If Burke is handed his chance in Kazakhstan on Thursday night it’ll be a day short of two years since his last action for the senior side. Since his fifth appearance for his country he’s had a second big-money move then suffered a lack of form and a crisis of confidence. But a January loan switch from West Brom to Celtic put him back on the path to stardom he started to tread when he burst onto the scene in 2015 as a prodigious teenager at Nottingham Forest. That journey back to the top has left Burke with a newfound outlook on life — and what his inclusion under Alex McLeish means. Asked if everything came to him too early, Burke, 21, said: “I don’t know. I mean, I don’t regret anything that’s happened, including being called up back then. “But the expectations and the weight that was placed on my shoulders at the time was a lot. That’s also just part of football though. When you go to clubs for big money these expectations come with it. “Obviously I’d have liked to have done better and had a more successful start to my international career. “But it was all new to me and everything seemed to happen all at once. One minute I was at Forest and the next I was at RB Leipzig and then on the international stage. Burke has rediscovered himself during loan spell at Celtic “It all happened so quickly, in a matter of months. But I’m back in the fold now after almost two years away from it and I’m very happy. “I’m more proud of this call-up than the previous ones, although it’s amazing whenever you’re selected. It’s a real privilege. “But, especially after having been out of it for so long, I’m just delighted to be back in. It’s an amazing feeling.” During his spell away from the senior side Burke became a regular for the Under-21s. For someone who had only ever been used to adulation, he always turned up for duty despite what some might have seen as a demotion. There were never any mystery injury claims to avoid linking up with Scot Gemmill’s side. It saw Burke — born in Kirkcaldy but brought up in England — twice play in the Toulon Tournament and captain the side at that level. Asked about how the decision to revert to age-group football went, Burke said: “For me it was no problem at all. It was a no-brainer actually. “I remember getting the call-up for the Toulon Tournament when I was in Germany. Young Burke in action against Lithuania in 2016 “I spoke to Malky Mackay, the SFA’s performance director, and he talked about how important it would be to go to that tournament. As much as it was a step back it was still my age group and I was still up against great teams. We had a great side too and we did really well and finished third. “I thought that was a real boost for me, going with the 21s and going to really important tournaments. “The coaches — the manager Scot Gemmill and Malky, too — gave me the confidence and belief in myself again. “They let me go out there, enjoy my football again and do what I do and not think about everything else. “I did that and it was successful. You sometimes need someone to tell you you can do it and to give you that confidence to express yourself.” CROSSING THE DIVIDE Robbie Savage explains why he swapped following Celtic for Rangers It was at the first of those Toulon Tournaments in 2017 that Burke was asked to play as a striker. After making his name as a winger Gemmill felt Burke’s pace and power could be a real asset to his side. It took just 90 seconds to prove him right as Burke produced a devastating run and finish against the Czech Republic. Brendan Rodgers used him in a similar role at Celtic before leaving and now Neil Lennon is doing the same. Scotland manager McLeish has also claimed he has a plan for Burke, which is likely to see him used as a striker too. McLeish and Co face Kazakhstan and San Marino in double-header Asked about that stunning solo strike in the south of France, Burke said: “I just set off running and was in on goal in the first few minutes. Every position has its different roles and responsibilities for the team. “At Celtic you have to stick with it and be a part of the team. As a striker it starts from you and everyone else follows and it’s a position of responsibility for that reason. “I was drifting a little bit at times and going wide and forgetting I was a striker. It all comes down to learning the position and maturing. “You have to realise there are great players in other positions and to let them do it. “I don’t know what the Scotland manager’s plan is yet. I’m sure we’ll have a conversation once we join up.” [article-rail-curated title=”related stories ” selected_posts=”4013906,4013678,4013550,4012874,4010901,4011287″ /] While Burke looks set to win his sixth cap in Astana, Hoops team-mate Scott Bain is in line to land his first start. With Allan McGregor retiring last week, Bain looks set to be given the chance to stake his claim to be No  1 after dislodging Craig Gordon at Parkhead. Burke is in no doubt he’ll be able to handle the situation after seeing him close up over the last two months. He added: “He has been tremendous since he came in. He’s made some unbelievable saves. I think he’s great, personally. He will be able to do the job, no doubt about it. “If he can do it at Celtic then why not with the national team? Nothing fazes him.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”5987065213001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Stan and Ollie director John S Baird reveals Scotland manager Alex McLeish has small cameo in new movie”]