Going, Cohen, gone :(

After hitting the deck in the Derby match and eventually hobbling off (once the Rams had equalised), it transpires that Chris Cohen has sustained the dreaded anterior cruciate ligament rupture.  Think Julian Bennett, think Dexter Blackstock – think up to a year out.  It’s absolutely shit news for Chris and for Forest alike.

Naturally I wish him a speedy recovery – I value him above most of our squad (albeit not as a left back as Steve McClaren seems to insist on utilise him).  The tiny shred of silver lining of this whole issue is that it underlines our need to, you know, sign a left back… which leads me to the next bit of team news…

We’ve signed Clint Hill on loan for 93 days from Queens Park Rangers.  Do you know where he played last season?  He played left back.  For QPR – the team that won the league.  That said, I’m still quite partial to the idea of him putting some pressure on the centre halves and deploying Lynch as left back – he’s impressed me when he’s played there this season (he impressed me at centreback yesterday too).

Hopefully the arrival of his child (congratulations!) will perhaps help lift the heavy weight of the captains armband from Luke Chambers.  We shall see – but a huge welcome aboard to Clint, regardless – I must admit I’ve always thought of him as a bit of a thug – but QPR and Palace fans I’ve asked think differently, although I wonder what Ando thinks as I’m sure he once elbowed him in the face!

Certainly our defence has lacked some steel and leadership – which is one of the reasons I kinda hope that Hill will be used to displace one of the centre halves and Lynch gets a run at left back.  Since that seems so unequivocally sensible I am 99.9% sure that this isn’t the path that Steve McClaren will take…

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  1. The man himself has said on Twitter: @clintonhill3 “Thanks everyone gutted to be leaving Qpr what a great club with awesome fans gonna miss it. But really excited about going to Forest” – sounds good to me.

    Time for our fans to give him “awesome” support.

  2. Gutted for Chris hes a solid player and has a cracking attitude all the best Chris.Welcome to Clint I hope he gives some of our defenders a good kick up the backside and I dont mind a bit of stick being dished out we need to toughen up big time.

    Bring back the legend ” PSYCHO ”

    U reds

  3. I can only reiterate the all the goodwill comments going out to Chris Cohen. One of footballs nice guys.

    Why don’t twats like Robbie Savage or Joey Barton get injuries like that?

    Always respect the way Cohen walks round to each stand post match applauding the supporters.

    Get well soon Chris

  4. my favourite forest player….that says it all:(

  5. to add… his best moment was his goal against west brom away in davies first full year in charge.

    a briliant move, finish and player. his celebration was passionate too.

    Best of luck with rehab chrissssssssssssy cohen!

    • That goal or the one against Blackpool in the play-offs. I can’t chose! Wish him all the best though.

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  7. i am thinking of the strength he showed tackling and evading tackles down the left and running along the goal line to provide an assist. ENERGY!

  8. Big respect to Chris and as gutted as I am for missing him from the team, my thoughts are with Chris and I wish him good luck with his rehabilitation/return.

    One slight aside; anyone notice how Notts CC & Trent Bridge have excelled since that clown Arthur departed. Championships, improvement of corporate facilities/stadium and also key international fixtures-see next two Ashes series. We can only wish…

  9. Some one should make a banner:

    “Arthur – We’re serious about resignations, are you?”

  10. resignation.

  11. `RighteousBrother ! You are spot on ! Now is the time for Doughty to sell ,and no new owner would keep arthur and pleat on…That’s sure !!
    No one else would employ arthur after his dreadful record at Notts and with Forest,so he will hang on to Doughty,that’s sure too !!!!!!

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