Sammy on departing..

They dont call him andsome Sammy for nowt... well, they dont call him that at all!

They don't call him 'andsome Sammy for nowt... well, they don't call him that at all!

Most interviews like this are predictable, a new signing eulogising about their decision to leave their former club and join a new one, whilst carefully not alienating the club they have just departed.  I must admit, I was very disappointed when Sammy left to join Norwich – because despite valid criticisms about his lack of attacking productivity, he’s been a decent player for us.

Of course, in the light of Commons defecting Sheep-ward, it means that Sammy’s own departure has inevitably seen the midfielder leave with more wishes of goodwill than ill, and certainly that’s true from me.  It’s interesting the way the article, from a Norwich site, is almost hinting at a “are you sure you made the right move, given Forest’s additions?” line of questioning.

Having glimpsed what is presumably Clingan’s replacement in Guy Moussi, it has somewhat eased the worries at his departure.  The Frenchman – on very limited evidence so far – looks to have more attributes for the holding role that I was never really convinced was the position Sammy would excel in.  The enigmatic and unpredictable Commons is a difficult entity to replace, should you wish to aside from that devastating one game in six. 

The consistent Clingan definitely did need a replacement though, and hopefully in Moussi we have not only replaced, but improved on the Northern Irishman.  Sammy appears to have been lured by the prospect of working with Glenn Roeder; which is about as veiled a dig as you can get for Smoulds – but I doubt our bronzen leader is losing too much sleep about it!

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  1. Mmm. the way you put it you could divert it in that direction. No worries from me – it’s not to suprising that he said that at least he didn’t proclaim himself to be a Forest fan & run off to the sheep lovers!!!

    Anyway, CC’s made some good signings & that’s helped me lay of his back for now. He’s earned the right to be our Manager in the CCC & for now, that decision is justified.

  2. I didn’t want Sammy to go but Moussi is going to be an excellent member of the team. Ay ay ay ay Moussi will be ringing around the City Ground on a number of occasions,particularly when he scores with one of his piledrivers !!!!
    Long odds for Earnie to be top scorer in the division…got to be worth a fiver as is promotion at 10 to one. Alan.

  3. Sammy also says that he hopes Glenn Roeder can improve him as a player.
    So that must be a veiled dig at himself.

  4. Looks like Moussi is better than Clingan, but im convinced that both he and Commons left for one reason CALDERWOOD. He messed them about, played them out of position. Yes, CC has earned the right to take us into the Championship but I am far from convinced. This 4-3-3 is really 4-5-1, and if we go with that this year, well I for one am worried. Still, some good signings but we must get them fit and playing.

  5. Just wanted to say loving reading your blog. And cheers for the FL link. I have to admit I’m not really au fair with Championship players but I’ve entered a team nonetheless and minus any D*rby players! Oh and I know its sponsored by Texaco but its interesting to see that they know what we all really want for xmas – fuel vouchers!

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