Project f**k up reaches a new milestone..

Marlon: On loan to Wolves, not Forest.

Marlon: On loan to Wolves, not Forest.

And so, after a reported week of negotiations with Forest, Marlon Harewood will be strutting his stuff at the City Ground on Saturday.  In a Wolves shirt.  Whilst I’m not convinced loaning all and sundry is the way forward given that you can only play with five loan players, I would’ve been happy to see Marlon back – many fans had taken this to a new level of ‘second coming’ type proportions borne of desperation at our seemingly worsening plight.  The reason that I haven’t really mentioned the ballad of Marlon otherwise in passing was because I was utterly convinced it wouldn’t happen.

Sure enough, it hasn’t – earlier indications were that Martin O’Neill put the kibosh on it, but given that he has since gone on to join another Championship team would suggest that perhaps that wonderful acquisition panel of ours has once again flexed its very effective muscles.  They should be renamed to the fuck-it-up panel, because that’s all they ever seem to do after Davies has identified the player he wants, as well as presumably getting them to want to come here – no mean feat given the state of the place.  

So when Marlon makes his inevitable debut will he score against our own debutant in goal?  Probably, we will have the same incompetent defence in front of him – perhaps Forest fans will find Turner an intolerable goalkeeper as well?  One thing is for sure, after another week of embarrassment off the pitch sparked off by humiliation on it, there will be a frosty-at-best atmosphere at the City Ground, drowned out by more than 5,000 Wolves fans who have sold their allocation to roar their team on in their title challenge.  

Generally speaking (probably not including Mark Arthur and David Pleat, who I don’t understand the point of) I have always been supportive of the regime at Forest, but I am starting to question it now, because clearly they are not providing Billy Davies with the basics he needs to keep Forest in the Championship, let alone challenge at the right end of it in the future – and that’s a worry, Davies was reportedly absolutely fuming about the Harewood saga, presumably he was when we arsed up signing his targets in January too, how long before he loses patience altogether?  He’s an ambitious man, and clearly Forest are not matching those ambitions.

It all smacks of the incompetence article a number of you have pointed me to via comments and emails, we are basically run by a bunch of clowns – we are an embarrassment, presumably other clubs are rapidly starting to see us in a less-than-serious light in off-the-field matters, and more importantly and dear to our own hearts as fans we are becoming an absolute laughing stock for the way we’re being run – and there’s only so much of that road to ruin that most fans will be prepared to put up with before abstaining from further frustration.  Watch us go an win tomorrow, now.