Forest vs. Watford preview..

This time last year Forest had drawn on the opening day with Reading, lost a match slightly unluckily, and faced Watford in their next game still seeking their first league win.  Weird, huh?  Watford have started the season similarly to us, they drew on the opening day and lost at the weekend – with a Carling Cup win in the middle.

Billy is left with the dilemma of whether to change a side that actually put in a very good performance against West Brom despite the unhappy scoreline.  An impactful performance from Dexter Blackstock will surely have him thinking, and penalty-miss aside, Robbie Earnshaw looked lively too – maybe a change of front line will be on the cards?

Although Billy might want to stick with Joe Garner, who will surely want to get one over on his former Carlisle teammate Danny Graham – who joined the Hornets in the summer.  He could well be the one to watch, netting on his debut against Doncaster – and indeed, currently Watford’s only league goal scorer so far this season.

The only team news of note is Garath McCleary picking up an injury and becoming a doubt – so with no recoveries and Chambers’ continued suspension, it’s likely the back line and midfield will look pretty much the same as at the weekend, with Cohen once again deputising as a left back.

I actually feel reasonably confident for this game – if Forest play in the same manner as they did against West Brom and are positive from the outset an early goal could see us drive for a comfortable win.  However, even though it’s only two games old, if we go much longer without scoring the pressure will start to build when chances infront of goal do present themselves.

It’s a good opportunity for Forest to get back infront of their own fans quickly and hopefully avenge a harsh defeat to the Baggies at the weekend.  Fingers crossed it’s an opportunity they take.

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  1. I, too, am confident, NFFC. I think Watford are going to be a bit of a non team this year, a bit like last year really. And Danny Graham is not really world class now. I don’t fear too much from the Hornets in general. The defence looks even weaker though. With no cover, since the only cover Forest had in the shape of McCleary who managed to get injured, the back four looks very much a botch job. Oh, how we could do with Heath and Moloney back at the club. Adebola must have booked his place in the starting team. For his age and his height, he showed some quality, in the highlights I saw that is. I would like to see him paired with McGoldrick again who didn’t do too badly against Reading, again from the highlights that I saw. But then Blackstock looks pretty good and Earnie is sharp and then there is Tyson who annihilated Bradford. If anything, the only one who really hasn’t done that much is Garner. Sorry NFFC, we’ll have to beg to differ. Maybe McGoldrick at right wing and Tyson on the left? That make at least 4 strikers on the team and a potential very deadly strike force. McKenna is a rock, could be the buy of the summer in view of the effort, cool head and solid tackling plus the leadership he brings. And Majewski is deservedly keeping McGugan on the bench. For me, we could do much worse with that midfield and forward line up. U reeeds!


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