More signings expected soon?

It’s always a risky prospect for the possibly beyond-bronzen looking Smoulders (apparently he’s being sponsored by Cuprinol next season) to comment in the press that things are moving on the transfer front.  Indeed, I seem to recall he’s done so before only for bugger all to happen due to last-minute hitches, so I would hope that this kind of announcement on the official site would mean that deals are remarkably close to being struck to bring more much needed depth to the Forest squad.

We’ve been linked with Helguson and McCormack over the last few days, although the whispers I hear (which are wrong as ofter as they’re right, I might add!) point towards Barry Nicholson from Aberdeen; which would be another excellent piece of business in my opinion.  Whilst the hair-tearing has been going on it’s clear that Forest have been out working on addressing our concerns, and It’s quite right that they do so in relative privacy.

So I’m heartened, I am hoping that Smoulders has learned from his past similar comments to the media which turned out to be a little optimistic (or, perhaps more pertinently, patent bullshit!) that what transpired to happen.  Whether it be attempts to lure Neil Danns or sign Leon Best from Coventry, he’s said similar things to these and then failed to land his man – for whatever reason.  So having had his fingers burned, perhaps now he is commenting because he knows that things are practically in the bag.

Certainly it gives a renewed reason to check the news feeds and message boards a bit more frequently than I have been doing; because frankly the summer months does tend to bring out the worst in those particular channels of information!

13 Responses

  1. I’ll abstain from momre comments until the next announcement…

  2. I read in yesterday’s Mirror that Tyson wants out to Norwich or Bristol City. What’s going on? Why can’t they work with Calderwood? Or is he (Tyson) trying to renogotiate a contract that was signed in League 1 days and wants more cash?
    I mean, why Norwich? Seems like a sideways move to me. They must have something, look at Sammy.

  3. Looks very good for next season….maybe I’ve cocked up……mind you I like it at Derby because the manager makes me look thin.

    Kris xxx

  4. I know what you mean Kris, I’m not sure across here at Norwich, they all talk funny with an odd accent, but I’m sure we will both enjoy the money if nothing else….

  5. Thats right, rub it in you two!

  6. forest have made some great signings so far in place of junior agogo and kris commons in Earnshaw and Anderson but they really need to find someone to take over from Clingan as he was one of our best players last season but plaesd so far can’t wait for the new season U REDS!!!!!

  7. Ok, who’s the joker using our ex-players names!! ;lol;

  8. that should be ? 😆 (I hope!!:P)

  9. It would have been nicer to hear of 2-3 pretty definite signings coming in next week. On the face of it we need a replacement or a better midfielder than Sammy. We definitely need another striker and another keeper certainly wouldn’t go a miss. Helguson is the name being banded though he hasn’t shown his class for quite a while now. You remember we bought Dobbie in the same situation and he turned out a load of b*ll*cks. McCormack it won’t be as Cardiff have got him. Swansea are buying a bunch of Spanish people and you know how they can be. Clemence, Nicholson, Oakley and many more are all linked though I guess, like you said, we will just have to wait until it is in black and white. Personally, I’m still very nervous and the bookies didn’t give Forest very good odds for next season. Plenty to worry about but with 4 more very good pieces of business, we’ll be back on course.

  10. Once again my source – the cleaner at Forest – has told me we are signing Ray Clemmence and Andy Cole both about the same age, I was wondering if we could get Robbo & Birtles back as well, at least we could sing some bloody good songs with that pedigree, oh dear my source – yes we know who it is – has told me she got it wrong, apparently its not Ray Clemmence, the note she found in the bin was an old programme from CC’s personal collection, we are actually signing a load of divvy 1 cast offs who have rejected us previously but we can afford a few more quid now we are on our way up………. Get real lads – we need some decent players with hunger and determination who want to were the garibaldi with pride, there out there CC you just got to find em………

  11. Just seen on the official website that according to the mirror we are about to sign Cole on a £25,000 a WEEK contract!!!
    Why oh why would the official site print that. We can’t afford Sammy or Tys, but we’ll take an ageing has-been who hasn’t scored for, well, i dont know how long.
    It’s bad enough that that my mates at work have laughed me out of the canteen, without seeing it on our official site too.

  12. That speculation on his wages is pure garbage.
    There is no way ND would sign a player on those wages, even if he was 26 not 36 ! – it was in the Daily Mirror !

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