Something to be cheerful about..

Whilst some of you perennially hopeful types might still be disappointed in Forest’s lack of participation in one of the most talked-about transfer deadline days in history, listening to the news this morning gave me an unexpected lift.

Last night was the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.  And we’re not involved in it!  Hurrah!

The transfer window came to a close with Forest making another bid for Palace midfielder Ben Watson, who didn’t want to join us for both geographical and for greedy bastard reasoning; frankly, whilst I think him a tremendous talent, if that’s his motivation, then I don’t really think we’ve missed out.  I would only want a player who wants to be here (although I could possibly make an exception for Robinho as Manchester City clearly have!).

Rumours linking us to West Ham United’s American defender Jonathan Spector were apparently a complete invention by some rumour-peddling mischief maker, which is a pity as his name has endless punning potential.  Although from reading up on him in the hope there was something in it, it would appear he’s quite an injury liability, as well as being a bit of a jack-of-all-trades across the back, rather than the steadfast rightback we’ve all started craving.

So, after a few days of respite, from 8th September we can start loaning – and I’m sure the rumours will start again in earnest!