Izzy signed or not?

According to the Aston Villa website, we’ve signed Isaiah Osbourne on loan – although if you click onto the story you get an error.  Presumably the notion of Forest actually making a signing has caused the Villa website to crash.  The Villa youngster will be just the kind of target we need, adding a wealth of experience to our young side… oh, okay.  He’s a young’un, that’s for sure, although he has had pitch time in the Premier League for Aston Villa, and is contracted to them until 2010.

He almost joined Les-dar on loan a little over a year ago but the move fell through due to injury.  He is generally seen as a defensive midfielder from what I can gather – which, given the return of the Moose (albeit still short on match fitness) doesn’t seem to be a priority area for us – but still, if it turns out to be true, then welcome aboard, Izzy.  Although I did just ask a Villa supporting colleague about him, to which he replied “He’s shit!”.  Oh well, then again, I suppose shit to a Villa fan is not necessarily the same for us right now.

Predictably there is nothing on the Forest website, they are probably busy wordsmithing a text message to the mugs people who subscribe to the pay-per-text service which is supposed to break news of new signings!  We shall see!  Not quite as exciting as the Leroy Lita rumours that have been doing the rounds, but signings are always a good thing and an unusual thing for me to write about!

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Reading vs. Forest highlights..

Relive that rather splendid goal by Lewis McGugan, and ponder at the most preposterous one-man-wall antics!  Lovely little pass by McCleary to see Lewis on his way, some of the misses by Reading look even more shocking in replay form, yet Lewis’ strike looks just as sweet!  They also have the rather sublime effort from Chris Cohen on there too, in an unusually detailed highlight package.  Enjoy!

Highlights courtesy of Virgin Media.

You Reds!