A few times Forest players have made the League One team of the week, which The Football League announce to recognise those who’ve made notable contributions to their sides fortunes in a particular week. And you would expect that, given that we top the table so clearly have in our ranks a number of players who would be the envy of our peers in League One, in fact, if anything I would expect our players to feature more often than they do!
This time it’s Nicky Southall who’s made it – now, don’t get me wrong, I like Nicky Southall – but if this award is based on the Millwall game then why would it be Trigger that was picked out? He was marked out of the game in the first half, and whilst didn’t play badly in the second half by any stretch, wasn’t the standout player for me.
In the past Julian Bennett raised eyebrows by being included in this award earlier in the season – it seems as though they get stuck on a particular position in the team and think “Oh, Forest got another good result, let’s stick their right winger in there”, rather than actually creating a ‘team of the week’ based on the actual players who made outstanding contributions. Either that or they are operating on a serious time delay and Nicky Southall’s goal glut from few weeks back netted him this award.
So well done Nicky, but I’m increasingly failing to see the point of this award as it seems a little too random for my liking – if I had to pick a Forest player for inclusion then Wes Morgan was exceptional on saturday, as was Sammy Clingan and Junior Agogo – but Trigger was steady but unspectacular, particularly given his recent goalscoring exploits!