So what is plan C, Forest?

It would appear that Plan A was getting Leon Best from Coventry.  Now, some people still seem relatively convinced that this chase might not be as pointless as it would first appear – as far as I know, Coventry haven’t yet paid for the striker, or not completely, and despite an apparent takeover still have dodgy finances.  It’s true Best has spoken of his contentment being there, but he’s bound to say that, isn’t he?  It’s no good saying “COME AND GET ME, FOREST!” only for the transfer to fall through, now, is it?

So perhaps Plan A is still active, but it does make me nervous.  We all know the old adage about putting all of your eggs in one basket, which is why perhaps the out-of-the-blue appearance of a Plan B had softened this nervousness a tad amongst the Forest-supporting world.  Plan B of course was Paul Taylor, a none league striker we took on trial, and who apparently impressed in a reserve appearance by both scoring and creating a goal against West Brom.

Word on the street is that Forest did indeed bid for him, they bid £50k to Vauxhall Motors for him.  Exactly the same amount that Chester City bid for him fairly recently, exactly the same amount that Vauxhall Motors flatly refused, valuing the player more highly.  Of course, we can’t be sure of the numbers – but if true then it’s not exactly the first time we’ve come some way short of meeting a valuation of player and allow them to sign elsewhere (Edwards to Wolves from Luton being a very recent example).

Taylor is now apparently on trial with Leeds United, who seemingly hoover up all the kind of players that we’re meant to be on the lookout for.  That said, whilst the cat and mouse game Forest tend to play with targets is irksome, I think I marginally prefer this to the apparent scattergun approach that Leeds have to signing anyone and everyone.  Much of their success so far this season is based upon a fairly tight and talented squad – such an influx of players in January could upset the applecart.

And so, I’m hoping that we do have a Plan C just incase.  I have no idea nor inside knowledge about the Best saga – certainly I haven’t written off the possibility of him still moving to the City Ground just because he’s spoken of being content at his current club.  He’d be a fool to say anything otherwise whilst any potential move is not confirmed – but well, whilst I admire Forest for pursuing their preferred target – if we don’t get him, then we do need to get a striker in.

The secret diary of Terry the kitman.. part one

It’s rare to get a true insight into the inner workings of a football club, but we’ve been lucky enough to stumble upon just such a thing.  Hopefully we shall be able to find more in the future!

Disclaimer time: this is, of course, entirely a work of fiction – largely for my own amusement.  Any resemblance between the characters portrayed, and any real person – be they an employee of Nottingham Forest or otherwise, are entirely coincidental!