Billy set to take on the charts..

As well as taking on Forest’s ineffective transfer committee, it seems that Billy is set to battle on another front too – the music charts!  A new single – the proceeds of which will go to the ‘Billy Davies Second to None Foundation‘ – is available from all good record stores and iTunes.  It is a cover of a song by Shaggy, and is sure to help clarify matters on exactly where things are going wrong at the City Ground these days, and whose fault it is (or rather, whose fault it isn’t!).   Look out for it from Monday 23rd February 2009.

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Billy planning on rocking the boat?

Forests transfer policy for potential managers...

Forest's transfer policy for potential managers...

If The Sun is believed (which let’s face it, it largely isn’t), then Billy Davies appears to be quickly reaching an accord with a chunk of supporters who seem to tend toward Mark Arthur and/or the much-maligned transfer-committee as the cause of our woes.  And in fairness, I think he has a point – he should have control of player acquisitions – including negotiating the financials.  Certainly it would be fair that he has to work to a budget, that upper limits on wages be placed – but he should be able to out and buy people, shouldn’t he?

Of course, the flipside of this is that we have a manager who’s been here barely a month and he’s already publically slamming the constraints within which he works – constraints which presumably must have been discussed in the (what I suspect was a fairly lengthy) courtship between him and the board before being appointed.  Being interested in football and contemplating taking the Forest job, he must have researched what a damp squib all of our transfer windows seem to be – he must have been expecting these things.

In many ways disharmony isn’t good, but clearly the system that our club operates for transfers doesn’t work in our interests at the moment, with burgeoning rumours that our club is increasingly seen as a bunch of chancers by our peers, offering derisory amounts for players – this is damaging, and could affect future deals with these people.  So perhaps Billy kicking off about this might just prove to be a good thing.  There has to be some good news somewhere, right?  (Thanks to Alan Wood for pointing me at the story).