It has been a topsy turvy season for Nottingham Forest. After losing our 18 month unbeaten home run, we eventually made the playoffs for a second successive season, only for Swansea to beat us to the punch...
The ‘I f*cking love this game’ highlight of the season? - Coming back from 0-1 down when Marcus Tudgay scored a last gasp winner to make it 2-1 in stoppage time at home against Portsmouth.
The season ticket shredding moment? – Losing our unbeaten home run to Hull City, which in turn sent us on a 5 game run without a win.
Moment that just about summed it all up? - Robbie Earnshaw scoring in the last few minutes against Swansea, in the playoff second leg. After coming on as a subsitute, Earnie netted with sublime composure and helped us think we could get back into it before the final whistle. Then Lee Camp decides to come up for a corner, leaving our goal wide open for Darren Pratley to score and really rub salt in the wound.
Got the right manager? - Billy Davies has a tendency to get on a lot of peoples nerves, especially the fans of rival clubs. I personally think he is the right man for the job at Nottingham Forest. At the end of the day he saved us from relegation, then has gone onto back-to-back playoff campaigns. Next season is the last of his 3 and half year contract, and I think that he is likely to leave if we don’t achieve promotion next season.
Player of the season? - Luke Chambers won player of the season, and I can’t argue with that decision. After Kelvin Wilson decided he’d rather play for Celtic than us, Chambers stepped up to the plate. He’s been solid alongside big Wes Morgan for the majority of the season and he’s also scored his fair share of goals.
Kris Common’s self-absorbed, moronic celebration when he scored in our 5-2 demolition of Derby at The City Ground. Pointing to his name on the back of his shirt was never going to be effective when you’re losing a local derby 4-2.
What would you change next term if you were the gaffer? - I would bring in a few older, wiser players, as we seem to be missing that - especially in the middle of the park. Nottingham Forest have a reasonably young side, and with the Captain getting pulled out of the side every other week, I think we lacked authority and experience when we really needed it.
Which player would you like to sign ? - I’d like to make Kris Boyd a permanent signing. The big man has scored 6 in 10 for us whilst on loan from Boro. You can’t argue with that sort of return. He also gives us strength in the box, which has been sorely lacking from our other strikers this season.
Best goal? - Lewis Mcgugan’s swerving free kick against Ipswich Town. After the whole will we, won’t we Whittingham and Pratley transfer debacle in the summer – Lewis improved ten-fold from last season, and really stepped up the plate with 13 goals from midfield. Arguably he could have grabbed player of the season if he'd been more consistent.
Biggest tosser? – Kelvin Wilson: After forming a potent central defensive partner ship with Wes Morgan last season, Kelvin was tempted when Celtic came calling. Despite signing a pre-contract agreement in the early stages of this season, he is still at Nottingham Forest. Claims that he is apparently injured are quite clearly a farce.
Player’s tweet of the season? - Nothing memorable, I don't think any of our players have embraced social networking quite so much as certain Premier League players.
Best laugh you had all season? - Kris Commons' self-absorbed, moronic celebration when he scored in our 5-2 demolition of Derby at The City Ground. Pointing to his name on the back of his shirt was never going to be effective when you’re losing a local derby 4-2.
How do you plan to get through the summer without football? - Keeping an eye on transfer rumours and news normally keeps me going through the summer.
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