Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Forest preview..

I seem to be having untold technical issues today, so hopefully this will work (writing on my phone!). Despite the memory of the dreadful performance against Leeds on Tuesday evening looming large in my mind I’m actually quite looking forward to a trip to the south coast this weekend. Admittedly it’s because it’s been a while since I’ve had the thrill of a new ground to tick off the list, but well, you have to take your pleasures where you can as a Forest fan!

Cotterill has a few potential enforced changes – Reid will miss out after picking up two bookings midweek, whilst both Joel Lynch and Ishmael Miller have picked up knocks apparently rendering them 50:50 for the trip to the Amex. Missing Miller is nothing new of late, the silver lining for Lynchy’s absence could be that at least we won’t have to stomach Chambers trying to be a right back in this game!

Brighton are likely to be without Painter with a hamstring injury, and longer-term casualties Rodriguez and Reyes. Will Hoskins returned to the Seagulls team in their last game – a win at Derby – do will hope to get the chance to face one of his most fleeting of former clubs.

Our recent performances have been, let’s be honest, mostly gash. Brighton started the season in blistering form but then fell away – undergoing a ten game spell without a win. Their more recent form appears on the up though, three wins from the last four (although one against Derby which doesn’t count!) means they’re sitting in a healthy seventh in the league.

Whilst I hope for a real reaction from our bunch of underachievers, I’m not holding out much hope of coming away from Brighton with anything other than my 74th ground ticked off on the list – and I suppose, in these times of austerity at the City Ground, it is these small consolations that we must seek in exchange for our support.

C’mon Forest players, prove me wrong. I dare you!

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  2. Well look at it this way… 8 games under Cotterill and we’ve won 4 lost 4.

    Thats 1.5 points per game. With 27 games remaining that works out at 40 more points thus putting us on 60 points.

    At that we’d finish between 12th and 15th according to the last five seasons in the championship and be 10 to 15 points off the playoffs.

    I know that all doesn’t sound great but its far from relegation fodder!

    Lies, damned lies, and statistics eh?!

    Well if nothing else at least with SC you know he’s trying to base his team around a 4-4-2 shape that BD had working well which at the time only needed a perm left back and better wingers.

    As for players in and out….unless McGugan hits form then if someone wants him maybe its best that he’s the one to go first… SC he’s forth manager and there still seems to be issues with his consistancy.

  3. Good luck to all you supporters making the trip !
    Enjoy the sea air,and let’s hope our players do too
    I was hoping Chambers would be dropped with Lynch being outstanding and gunts and Anderson on the right,but we shall see !!
    I hope John Mcgovern is singing our praises at the end of this one !!!

  4. Its hard to be positive after the leeds fiasco they are a bright side excuse the pun and play with confidence.At most a battling draw would be a big result for us no way we will beat them not on this form.

    Chambers is never a right back that needs sorting ,Moussi looks lost at times in midfield and had a mare against leeds .And we are in desperate need of Dex and Miller to start to be a threat and hold the ball up.

    We are crying out for a solid play maker in midfield with experience who can organize and shout at people.A long season me thinks for us long suffering reds.

    U reds

  5. Spero che domani porta un buon risultato per noi .. specialmente quando direby ottenuto un punto fortunato! …. uuuuuuuuuuuuuuureds! vieni forest ! …come on forest ..wish i could be there !!

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