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1 Forest 3-2 Bolton on Mon Dec 04 2017, 13:58

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Nat Lofthouse
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We are out of the bottom three by the skin of our teeth (depending on how Brum get on tonight) but we are still 3 points and a huge GD behind the first of the teams above us (Hull) who we could really do with dragging into the relegation battle, so with that in mind I think we need something from this game.
Tricky tie this with Forest's mid table position belying their "outside chance of a playoff spot" credentials. It brings into question the recent debate about the importance of possession, because Forest can play some tidy stuff and like to keep the ball. They had over 70% of the possession when they lost away at Ipswich on Saturday as well as the majority of shots on target and with it being an away game there will be a massive temptation for Parky to resort to deep defending again.
Zach Clough can't even get a start, but I would be surprised if he wasn't brought on at some stage. 
I honestly haven't a clue which way this will go so I'm opting for a slightly optimistic 1 - 1 draw.

2 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Mon Dec 04 2017, 14:10

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Tony Kelly
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Possession can be just passing the ball interminably while not making an attacking run. In our last games haven't we been around 30% or so? I'd like to think we've had a bit of a rest and the team stepping up should cause some problems for Forest. Might get a draw or even nick it if we can get lucky with finding the target.

3 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Tue Dec 05 2017, 01:59

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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Thank you Wolves.

4 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Tue Dec 05 2017, 08:52

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Mario Jardel
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Forest away is a write off, it must be a temptation to rest the important players for the cup final against Burton the week after.

5 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Tue Dec 05 2017, 10:24

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El Hadji Diouf
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I'm fairly positive about this game as we've shown that we can find the net now- so I'm going for a 1-1 draw. But I've just taken some tablets so I might not be thinking straight!

6 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Tue Dec 05 2017, 21:18

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Everytime (except one 0-0 at Derby) I go to an away match in the East Midlands we get tonked so I ain't going to Forest. 1-1

7 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Tue Dec 05 2017, 21:36

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Funnily enough, Forest have lost more games than us but I can't see us winning this game.

I reckon a draw a best.

8 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Tue Dec 05 2017, 21:40

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
1-1 Buckley

9 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Wed Dec 06 2017, 08:05

Jack Russell

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Nicky Hunt
Nicky Hunt
2-2 Madine

10 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Wed Dec 06 2017, 09:35

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
1-2 Le Fondre and Noone

11 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Thu Dec 07 2017, 13:29

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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We were talking about increasing attendances so Anderson might want to take a leaf out of Forest's book who are charging U18s just a fiver for our game this weekend.

On another note, the last time we won at Forest was 2001 when Deano and Farrelly scored our goals so an away win is long overdue if unlikely.

12 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Fri Dec 08 2017, 10:02

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Nat Lofthouse
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Ref watch: Darren England to officiate Nottingham Forest trip

Darren England will officiate Wanderers' Sky Bet Championship trip to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
The official has run the rule over just three Whites fixtures in the past including two this season - the Whites' away draw at Birmingham City and home defeat to Brentford.
 
A Football League regular since the 2015/16 season, Mr England has handed out 72 yellow cards and two red cards from 18 outings so far this campaign.
 
Mark Pottage and Robert Merchant will run the line, while Kevin Johnson is the fourth official.

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13 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Fri Dec 08 2017, 21:58

wessy

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Andy Walker
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Forest have not drawn one game this season, that's a weird stat.

So Draw for me 1-1 Wheater

14 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sat Dec 09 2017, 11:03

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Nat Lofthouse
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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Nottingham Forest v Bolton Wanderers

Having moved out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone last weekend, Wanderers travel to Nottingham Forest on Saturday with confidence high at Macron Stadium. With the Whites looking to maintain their recent momentum, bwfc.co.uk highlights five talking points ahead of Bolton's trip to the City Ground.

1. Out the relegation zone!

Having lost just one of their last nine outings, Wanderers' 3-1 victory over Barnsley last Saturday saw them move out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone for the first time since August.

Picking up maximum points against Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich City and Barnsley, the Whites fought out stalemates with Queens Park Rangers, Fulham, Sunderland, Preston North End and Reading with a defeat to league-leaders Wolves the anamoly.

With Bolton's last win on the road at this level coming back in April 2015, they will be hungry to end claim their first three points on the road this season as they look to stay out of the drop-zone.

And as the Trotters face a side yet to draw this season, they will have to be at their very best if they are to maintain their recent run and clinch clinch a positive result at the City Ground.

2. Team news

David Wheater could return at the heart of defence having served a one-game suspension against Barnsley after picking up his fifth booking of the season.

Elsewhere, Andrew Taylor and Aaron Wilbraham are both in contention after successfully coming through a full week of training, while Karl Henry and Darren Pratley both avoided suspensions with their own fifth yellow cards of the season coming after the recent amnesty. 

3. Familar faces

Wanderers could line up against two familiar faces on Saturday with Zach Clough and Matt Mills both looking to line up for Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

A firm fan-favourite at Macron Stadium having come through the Whites' youth academy, Clough joined Forest back in January after making 68 appearances and scoring 22 goals for the club. He has featured 12 times for Mark Warburton's side so far this season.

Meanwhile, Mills had made 11 appearances for the Tricky Trees this season, having registered 94 appearances and seven goals during his three seasons with Bolton prior to his move to Forest in July 2015.

With the duo inevitably looking forward to renewing old acquaintances, the Trotters will be hungry to come out on top against their former stars.

4. Discipline

The City Ground has not been a happy hunting ground for Wanderers in recent years with the Whites suffering heavy defeats on each of their past three visits.

Having seen a man dismissed in each of their last four visits, and conceded penalties in both of the last two, Bolton will be keen to end both runs on Saturday.

And having also conceded penalties in each of their last three outings this season, the Trotters know how important it will be to stay disciplined as they go in search of a first away win of the season.

5. Pay on the day

Tickets for Saturday's game will be available to purchase on the day at the City Ground.

Kicking off at 3pm, travelling fans will be able to buy tickets directly from the visitors ticket office, which is located at the rear of the Brian Clough Stand at the City Ground.

Tickets will be sold on a cash-only basis from 1.30pm. Please note, there will be a £2 increase on the day for adults and over-65s tickets.

Tickets which have been sent down for collection or have been duplicated will also be left at the visitors ticket office.

The club have received an initial allocation of 1,544 tickets for the game with prices are as follows:

Matchday Prices

Adults - £24

Over 65s - £19

Under 18s - £5

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15 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sat Dec 09 2017, 11:04

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Press Conference:

16 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sat Dec 09 2017, 14:12

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17 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sat Dec 09 2017, 14:19

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18 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sat Dec 09 2017, 14:20

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Nat Lofthouse
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I’m not one for negativity but I think we’ll get pumped 3-0

19 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sat Dec 09 2017, 14:53

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The Sports Analytics Machine used by the BBC to predict results says Forest to win 58%, Draw 24% and BWFC win 18%. I so want us to win this game because Forest have had the hoodoo on us for years.

20 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sat Dec 09 2017, 18:00

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Mario Jardel
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It sounded like Forest were poor on the day but still had enough about them to score 3 and get the points.

21 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sat Dec 09 2017, 19:09

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Nat Lofthouse
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Report: Nottingham Forest 3-2 Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers slipped to defeat at The City Ground on Saturday afternoon despite a spirited display against Nottingham Forest.

The deadlock was broken inside three minutes through Barrie McKay, before Will Buckley levelled the scores on the stroke of half time with a close-range header.

The hosts restored their lead in the second half however with strikes from Joe Worrall and Ben Brereton, while despite the former putting through his own net late on, the Whites were unable to take a share of the spoils from the clash.

TEAM NEWS

Phil Parkinson kept with the same team that beat Barnsley at Macron Stadium seven days earlier despite David Wheater being eligible to play after serving a one-game suspension.

The big central defender made do with a spot among the substitutes with Reece Burke retaining his starting role. Former Wanderers star Zach Clough was on the bench for the hosts.

FIRST HALF

Gary Madine flashed just wide moments after kick off after some good build up play but the hosts grabbed the lead immediately afterwards when Barrie McKay converted Tyler Walker’s right-sided centre.

Forest could have got a second not long after when Walker’s right-sided free-kick found the head of former Wanderer Matt Mills, but the centre-half couldn’t get enough purchase on the ball to trouble Ben Alnwick and the ball went out for a goal kick.

It was a bright, positive start from Forest and Parkinson’s men had the side-netting to thank for keep full-back Eric Lichaj’s effort at bay.

As the game wore on, the visitors were seeing more of the ball, growing in confidence and stymied the early Forest onslaught.

Although they hadn’t really tested Jordan Smith in goal, they won a series of corners after pressing forward and keeping hold of the ball in midfield.

Sammy Ameobi tried his luck from 30 yards out but his low shot went wide as Wanderers aimed to get back on terms.

The hosts, though, still posed a threat and Wanderers were grateful to Ben Alnwick who kept out a well struck Walker strike just before the break.

Wanderers levelled things up on the cusp of half time and silenced the County Ground thanks to Buckley’s diving header off Josh Vela’s right-sided cross.

SECOND HALF

Wanderers should have found themselves in front shortly after the restart when Madine had a free header off Vela’s corner. The striker got enough power on the ball put placed it wide.

The visitors were enjoying their best period of the game and were driving forward and looking more threatening as the minutes passed by.

Forest were making mistakes and losing possession in key areas with Ameobi, Buckley and Madine at the helm of Wanderers’ attacking.

Vela had two gilt-edged chances in a short space of time and should have done better on each occasion. The first a volley from inside the box was charged down and the second a header yards from goal that went over the bar.

But, against the run of play, Forest found themselves in front when Joe Worrall volleyed past Alnwick after an uncharacteristic misplaced header from Mark Little found its way to the defender who fired emphatically home.

The hosts made a double substitution after their goal with Bouchalakis and Carayol coming onto the field for McKay and Osborn.

In a bid to get some of their attacking impetus back, Parkinson brought on Adam Armstrong for Buckley.

With a quarter of an hour to go Craig Noone came on for captain Darren Pratley with Wanderers altering their shape to try and at least salvage a point from the contest.

Parkinson’s last throw of the dice came in the guise of Aaron Wilbraham who replaced Little with just minutes to go.

Any hopes of comeback were killed off when substitute Ben Brereton latched onto the loose ball to poke past the advancing Alnwick.

Deep into time added on Wanderers reduced arrears when Wilbraham’s drive was deflected past his own keeper by Worrall.

It sparked a sense of urgency and panic in the Forest backline as Wanderers battled for a last-gasp equaliser which unfortunately never came.

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22 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sat Dec 09 2017, 22:37

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Goals here.

Vela had a great chance but didn't take it unfortunately.

Hey ho!

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23 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sun Dec 10 2017, 15:29

wessy

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
We seemed to be bossing it before we gave away that awful second goal, Little from Hero to Zero

24 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sun Dec 10 2017, 15:30

wessy

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Third goal wasn't the best either should have been stopped

25 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sun Dec 10 2017, 15:49

MartinBWFC

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El Hadji Diouf
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Three things stand out
1 Beevers is shit at this level.

2 Alnwick is shit at any level, he spills too many shots, and his 18 yard box management is non existent.

3 Mentality is shot when we gift late goals, gift being the operative word.

Parkinson himself stated their heads went down after Forest 2nd, it's his fucking job to lift them, and constantly fails to do so.

26 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sun Dec 10 2017, 16:24

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Mario Jardel
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Good point about Beevers, he is one of those players who can you get out you of Div 3 but not keep you in Div 2.Similar to Madine and Morais.

27 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Sun Dec 10 2017, 17:05

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Tony Kelly
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MartinBWFC wrote:Three things stand out
1 Beevers is shit at this level.

2 Alnwick is shit at any level, he spills too many shots, and his 18 yard box management is non existent.

3 Mentality is shot when we gift late goals, gift being the operative word.

Parkinson himself stated their heads went down after Forest 2nd, it's his fucking job to lift them, and constantly fails to do so.

agree with it all, except all our defenders are fucking shite !

28 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Mon Dec 11 2017, 16:00

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Mario Jardel
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Got to disagree. Wheater is still decent at this level and Mark Little although at fault for the 2nd at Forest is a decent right back and loanee Antonee Robinson has played well.
If Vela had scored a sitter at 1-1 it would have been a different match.
Agree totally Alnwick is shit leauge 1 standard at best. Me and my mate identified the goalkeepers as a problem at the beginning of the season. Jake Turner being loaned to Staylibridge Celtic I suppose is good to get him match time as non leauge can be tough for young keepers. My mate played non leauge and told me he was always getting his toes stood on ,elbows and late challenges.

29 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Mon Dec 11 2017, 16:02

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John McGinlay
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i would have gone for Wheater and Burke to be honest as Beevers has been poor this season.

30 Re: Forest 3-2 Bolton on Mon Dec 11 2017, 21:48

bryan458

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
I think our record defending this season speaks for itself whatever combination we play!!!!

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