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Six points off the play-offs - thanks ref! Forest Ramble Podcast, February 2019

In February’s Forest Ramble, Rich Ferraro, Steven Toplis and the Maradona Of The Midlands discuss the circumstances that have clearly cost the Reds six points this season, making the difference between the play-off places and mid-table obscurity; do these things really even themselves out over the course of a season?

Six points off the play-offs - thanks ref! Forest Ramble Podcast, February 2019

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Brentford: mini match report

Another win for Forest at home under Martin O'Neill, and another missed penalty for Lewis Grabban. With transfer business concluded. Baz reviews the personnel and tactics used by MON, with particular mentions for Leo Bonatini, Alex Milosevic, Ryan Yates and Lewis Grabban, and a prediction about Forest's style of play under the new manager.

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Brentford: mini match report

Martin O'Neill: one loss, one win, one season? Forest Ramble Podcast EXTRA, January 2019

In this Forest Ramble Podcast Extra, your intrepid reporters consider the romantic appointment of Martin O’Neill, and his prospects of being the Reds manager this time next year (don’t say you hadn’t thought about it).

Martin O'Neill: one loss, one win, one season? Forest Ramble Podcast EXTRA, January 2019

Nottingham Forest 3-1 Wigan Athletic: mini match report

After an encouraging, if not earth-shattering first win for Martin O'Neill, Baz reviews the match. Although he didn’t think Wigan had much to offer, he had good words to say about the midfield (in particular the return of club captain Ben Watson), and the gaffer’s tactical tweaks. He also praises the fans for singing Pants’ name despite his potentially costly first-half error.

What a difference a win makes!

Nottingham Forest 3-1 Wigan Athletic: mini match report

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Bristol City: mini match report

After a disappointing first match in charge for Martin O'Neill, Baz looks at the tactics employed against Bristol City and what went wrong on the day.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Bristol City: mini match report

Another new year, another new manager - Aitor Karanka leaves #nffc: Forest Ramble Podcast, January 2019

In January’s Forest Ramble Podcast, we reel from the news of Aitor Karanka’s departure and look at the effect it had on the team (not a good one, if the last few weeks’ results have been anything to go by). Rich Ferraro, Steven Toplis, the Maradona Of The Midlands and Baz review recent results, digest defensive deficiencies and contemplate the club’s contingency plans.

Another new year, another new manager - Aitor Karanka leaves #nffc: Forest Ramble Podcast, January 2019

Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest: mini match report

With speculation about the manager seemingly on the backburner (although now firing again, at the time of writing), Forest took their makeshift defence to Chelsea, who put out a strong team, exemplified by a misfiring £60m striker getting two goals, a World Cup winning Spaniard seeing his penalty saved, and Eden Hazard coming on as a substitute. Although the Premier League team’s power and guile proved too much for Forest, there was some pride in the Reds’ resilience.

Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest: mini match report

Notttingham Forest 4-2 Leeds United: mini match report

A 4-2 victory over Leeds United just after Christmas, Forest one place outside the play-offs in a season that hasn’t been smooth but has shown promise - surely not another managerial departure?

Rich Ferraro and Baz review an entertaining encounter at the City Ground, where the players seemingly responded to the situation surrounding Aitor Karanka, and apparently put paid to the rumours that the Spaniard had lost the dressing room.

Notttingham Forest 4-2 Leeds United: mini match report

Home discomforts and squad strengthening: Forest Ramble Podcast, December 2018

This month saw two frustrating home defeats to Preston North End and Queen’s Park Rangers, but also encouraging away displays (for entirely different reasons) at Aston Villa and Derby County. We review the defensive difficulties of losing three of your centre-halves, and the knock-on effect at full-back, discuss the importance of the holding midfield roles, and whether Aitor Karanka’s tactical shuffles have been (and can be) effective.

Home discomforts and squad strengthening: Forest Ramble Podcast, December 2018

Nottingham Forest 0-1 QPR: mini match report

Rich Ferraro and Baz review a disappointing afternoon at the City Ground, where the players seemed a bit flat, incurring the wrath of Aitor Karanka. We discuss the visitors’ tactics, the contribution of the referee (did he actually affect the outcome of the game) and the weaknesses in a performance where no Forest player stood out, despite Karanka’s change of formation and tactics via an unexpected double substitution.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 QPR: mini match report

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest: mini match report

Steven Toplis shares his thoughts following Monday night’s hard-fought encounter with our woolly friends from down the road. Steven discusses whether or not Forest should have won, the Darikwa-Lawrence “penalty” incident, and potential red cards for Derby’s defenders.

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest: mini match report

"The marriage can be over...the love can be over" - remembering Pierre van Hooijdonk's strike: Forest Ramble Podcast EXTRA, December 2018

Before our regular December podcast, we turn the clock back to mark twenty years since maverick Dutchman Pierre van Hooijdonk took matters into his own hands - in an unprecedented move, he went on strike before the start of Forest’s return to Premier League action.

"The marriage can be over...the love can be over" - remembering Pierre van Hooijdonk's strike: Forest Ramble Podcast EXTRA, December 2018

Grabban the goals: Forest Ramble Podcast, November 2018

This month’s podcast discusses the ups and downs of a month which started with home defeat to a strong Norwich team, saw victory over top-of-the-table Sheffield United, but also saw Carabao Cup catastrophe at Burton, and the Roofe fall in at Leeds.

Grabban the goals: Forest Ramble Podcast, November 2018

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Stoke City: mini match report

Steven Toplis shares his thoughts following Saturday’s stalemate against Stoke. Although there were no goals, Steven finds much to whet the appetite against a team with a Premier League back four and an international goalkeeper. He also has good words to say about the Forest defence, which kept another clean sheet and saw the best performance yet from Zimbabwe’s finest, Tendayi Darikwa.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Stoke City: mini match report

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Sheffield United: mini match report

Rich Ferraro and the Maradona Of The Midlands have a post-match debrief after the excellent result against the top-of-the-table Blades. Kudos to the Reds for their game management after taking the lead, and special mentions to Claudio Yacob, and both keepers, for not having much to do.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Sheffield United: mini match report

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Norwich City: mini match report

In this mini match report following the home defeat to Norwich, Baz talks about the performance, the substitutions, the goalkeeper and THAT post-match interview by the manager. Was it a deflecting tactic? Was it just plain wrong? Either way, it was a dangerous game.

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Norwich City: mini match report

Dancing in the dark: Forest Ramble Podcast, October 2018

This month’s podcast debates the Reds’ positive form since the last international break, with Forest finding different ways to get results. We lavish praise on Lolley, show gratitude for the goals of Grabban and Murphy, discuss our Deutsch defender and whether Pants is (ahem) pants, but we barely mention the floodlight failure against Millwall.

Dancing in the dark: Forest Ramble Podcast, October 2018

The end of season wives and girlfriends edition: Forest Ramble Podcast, May 2018

In May's end of season Forest Ramble, we look back on a season of two halves; have a Chewy over the prospect of a new hope for next season; and consider likely ins and outs, with the help of the Forest WAGS.

The end of season wives and girlfriends edition: Forest Ramble Podcast, May 2018

Is Evangelos Marinakis a magnate for trouble? Forest Ramble Podcast, April 2018

In April's Forest Ramble podcast, we discuss whether Aitor Karanka can bring success to the City Ground, we look at whether we can learn any lessons from the good old days, and we wonder whether our shipping magnate is merely attracting trouble.

Is Evangelos Marinakis a magnate for trouble? Forest Ramble Podcast, April 2018

Cash Converters: Forest Ramble Podcast, March 2018

What a difference a month (and a manager) can make. If we thought it was going to be like turning an oil tanker, Aitor Karanka makes it look easy, with Cash and Lolley getting rich pickings.

Rich Ferraro is joined by Steven Toplis and the Maradona of the Midlands to discuss the last month's action on and off the pitch (hello Macron), with contributions from Baz eighteensixtyfive and the Forest Ramble Sketch from Jeremy Davies.

Cash Converters: Forest Ramble Podcast, March 2018