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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

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

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

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

Ruthless Reds boss purges players after Preston palaver: Forest Ramble, February 2018

In February's bumper Forest Ramble podcast, we discuss the incoming and outgoing players (including Ben Watson - will he, won't he?) and their merits; we also look at Karanka's style and review his first month as manager; Jeremy Davies returns with his monthly sketch, Steven Toplis has a rant, and Rich Ferraro and the Maradona Of The Midlands make lots of Lolley puns (don't give us too much stick).

Ruthless Reds boss purges players after Preston palaver: Forest Ramble, February 2018

Get Eric a dog: Nottingham Forest 4 - 2 Arsenal & Karanka is the new manager: Forest Ramble Podcast EXTRA, January 2018

After a memorable evening on the banks of the Trent, capping off a fine weekend of FA Cup action, we look back on 24 hours at the City Ground which saw Forest defeat Premier League Arsenal, and Aitor Karanka take the reigns as the new Reds manager.

Get Eric a dog: Nottingham Forest 4 - 2 Arsenal & Karanka is the new manager: Forest Ramble Podcast EXTRA, January 2018

Dismal December sees Warburton and Weir wave goodbye: Forest Ramble Podcast, January 2018

The New Year begins with a new visit to the managerial merry go-round as a miserable month sees Warburton and Weir wave goodbye to the City Ground, paying the price for a Dismal December.

We wonder who the new gaffer might be and what impact this could have on the team, in the last Forest Ramble Podcast of 2017.

Dismal December sees Warburton and Weir wave goodbye: Forest Ramble Podcast, January 2018