Manager of the month for the bronze one!

It’s no great surprise really, six wins out of seven – and a draw – have been enough not only to snatch Forest automatic promotion, but enough to snag the manager of the month award for April/May; an award he’s not picked up since November 2007.  So a big congratulations to Smoulds, who quite prophetically said back in November that he wasn’t celebrating too much as the April/May award was typically indictative of the success or failure of a season.

He said to the Official Forest site:

“I remember saying when I won the award in November that it didn’t really mean too much at that stage of the season and that any manager who wins it in April and May would really have something to smile about.

“Managers who win the award at this stage of the season have usually done something right in terms of getting their team promoted or clear of relegation.

“It’s nice to get the award but it’s not all about me. We won promotion as a team and a club and have celebrated likewise since Saturday.”

Also on the Official Site is a rather nice wallpaper they’ve put together of the assorted celebratory shots taken at the weekend – perfect for that work computer if you happen to sit next to a Leicester City or Derby County fan!  You can download them by clicking this link.

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9 Responses

  1. nffc – Many thanks for your blog throughout the season – Much appreciated – Keep up the good work next season!

  2. Love CC’s quote regarding the Championship “Its the best league in Britain”.

  3. If that’s the best League in England then we should be satisfied. I am for the time being…

    Congrats to CC & the team (as he said) on the award.

  4. It’ll be on eBay come 5 o’clock 🙂

  5. If it is the best league in Britain, why would we want to get promoted? I think he’s just made an ar$e of himself.

  6. If he’s referring to competitiveness and being ‘a level playing field’ then I can see where he’s coming from. The Premier League is hateful in so many ways.

  7. Agreed nffc, it’s always thrilling to play in a league where u don’t know right from the start who’s gonna win it (or be relegated, for that matter).

  8. Yep, well done Colin. You’re the man!!!

    Nice to give credit where it’s due and Yeovil are now officially our third favourite team – just behind Cheltenham Town of course!

    http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/sport/sgsportfootball/yeoviltown/display.var.2258624.0.nottingham_forest_praise_yeovil_town_fans.php

  9. Well done CC .you proved us wrong .Is Best still on the shopping list? If coventry think he has so much potential they can always insert a sell on clause in the contract.It doesnt look like Holt is going to be around next season..I’m sure Commons will stay now.He would enjoy the bit of extra freedom he will get in the championship.I’m sure he was just being covered in case we didn’t go up and he wanted to stay locally.Regards Alan

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