Feeling twittery about the game?

Tweeting will now be taking place at the City Ground!

Tweeting will now be taking place at the City Ground!

I was reading about Stephen Fry having an ordeal (well, an incident) in a broken down lift.  He passed the time by using a social networking site called ‘Twitter‘ – which basically, is like a public text message repository as far as I can tell.  I hadn’t really heard of it before, indeed the sinister undertones of Facebook are something I’m only dimly aware of – but looking at how Fry was able to commentate upon his predicament as well as receive comments back from concerned ‘followers’ (a sinister term!) got me thinking about matchdays, with a little help from the chap who sent me the link to the story, admittedly.

It could be quite a good thing to be doing at a football match – followers in this case are much less sinister, they’re people who can’t make it to the actual game due to geography/time/cash or whatever.  Given the ability to reply or ‘tag’ posts even people at the game (via the use of mobile devices) could make use of it too, to offer a real 360 experience.  Of course, the chances are we’ll all get bored and not be bothered!  I tried to make my ‘Tweets’ (Twitter updates) appear on the right hand side in a box – but my technical incompetence let me down on that front, I have somebody lined up to fix it for me, but probably not today.

For those of you that use Twitter, then feel free to follow me and if I remember I’ll try to send a few updates during the game this evening.  I am, predictably, going under the name of nffcblog, for a bit more immediate feedback after/during a game it could be a real boon – and of course, folks going to the game could utilise the system to send their own thoughts.  Or we might just all forget and get tied up in the intense atmosphere of the game, which brings me on to the game.

Looking at Billy Davies’ squad, it’s a rather young looking one – it looks very much like Earnie will be unavailable, a sensible move – whilst it’s a local derby and everything, it’s a cup game – a luxury, not a priority – we don’t want to be risking him if his hamstring is still a bit ropey.  With Garner getting his inevitable suspension, that leaves the ever-hard-working Tyson as our only senior striker – Newbold and Rodney are likely to be the backup firepower on the bench – a bench which will have an average age of about 12 as far as I can tell!

It was quite amusing listening to the radio this morning, Luke Chambers was trying to be diplomatic about the Commons-factor, before basically saying the fans were going to lay into him and he deserved it!  Certainly the appetite seems to be there, and Billy will want to get a result too, but I do worry that we’re somewhat down to the bare bones – and whilst league results last night went broadly according to plan, I do still worry about league matters given the fragility of our small squad right now.  I’m not sure whether we have quite enough in our locker tonight, which is pretty negative, but honest.

Needless to say, as the afternoon wears on the parochialness will kick in and sense and logic will go out the window, but for now I’m cautiously pessimistic – and frankly, would be prepared to forgoe a home shoeing by Manchester United for three points on 21st of February.  I anticipate this outlook will shift by about 4pm, after which point I will be contemplating emigrating if the result doesn’t go our way, such is life, huh?

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12 Responses

  1. I sit opposite(ish) to a Sheep at work and he too is pessamistic about a D*rby victory tonight based mainly on the premise that they’ve played quite well in the last 3 games so a bound to be sh!te tonight.

    After the first game, he said we would have won if our players were just physically stronger and not so niave. Too easily pushed off the ball and fell for every little (cheating) trick.

  2. eighteensixtyfive also tweets at http://www.twitter.com/nottm_forest

    I have tried tweeting during games, but it only really works in the boring ones :-)

  3. Am just cleaning my boots off in case Billy wants someone over 18 on the bench tonight! It’s been ten years since I last played but I reckon I could do a job up front with Tyson!

    I wonder what’s going to come through our pub windows in response to the sheep heads? Red Dogs?!!!

    Tweet, tweet!

  4. I assume all he pubs will be shut tonight, anyone know if thats not the case?

  5. I know a Chippy that won’t!! As for the bench age – who’s worried? They did hell of a good job against Prem. opp. so what’s a couple of Sheep to deal with!! :lol: Bring ‘em on for the shaving, we’ll use the wool to keep warm 2night! :D

  6. Ruddy heck – 2-0 & shaving them & it’s 2-2 @ home. C’mon u Reds, don’t blow it!!! You reds!!! :D

  7. ….here go and its Commons, 2-3!

  8. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Billy, take the chance – throw on the kids….

  9. can’t believe this – ironically selling somthing on the bay and been swapping emails with someoene, told him my plans for tonight and he’s a Direby fan!! Couldn’t believe it – was taking the michael, partic when we were 2-0 then 2-1 up!

    Just heard, minute left…..

  10. To any Forest fan in disapointment & disbelief remember this 1 main striker fit, an injury list that keeps growing and kids on the bench to make up the numbers. We had our chances, we just missed our best players – Derby put out a full strength team yet struggled to beat us. Just rember that. Well done Cloughie Jnr but we’ll be back – soon!!!

  11. [...] some point we may also experiment with match updates. I wonder where we got that idea [...]

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