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Martin's midfield matters: Forest Ramble Podcast, March 2019

In March’s Forest Ramble Podcast, Rich Ferraro and Steven Toplis explore the importance of midfield, which won us the Derby game, but lost us the fixture against Villa. The podcast team also mention the officials (do Premier League referees ever do well in the Championship?), and the odd disconnect between the positivity at the City Ground, and the doom and gloom on social media and comments pages.

Martin's midfield matters: Forest Ramble Podcast, March 2019

Nottingham Forest 3-0 Hull City: mini match report

In the end it seemed quite comfortable, but it took seventy minutes and two attacking substitutions to get there. Rich Ferraro and Baz review Forest’s victory over Hull City.

Nottingham Forest 3-0 Hull City: mini match report

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County: Forza Garibaldi! Forest Ramble Podcast EXTRA, February 2019

After a gritty, hard-fought but excellent win over our woolly rivals from down the road, Rich Ferraro is joined by Baz, Steven Toplis and the Maradona Of The Midlands to review the match, the tactics and the Reds’ playoff prospects. There are kind words for the manager, the midfield and the massive pair of beasts at centre-half, not forgetting the mammoth contribution from Forza Garibaldi and the Forest supporters.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County: Forza Garibaldi! Forest Ramble Podcast EXTRA, February 2019

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

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

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

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

The 2017 Forest Ramble Awards: Forest Ramble Podcast EXTRA, January 2018

After yet another turbulent year at the City Ground ends with the sacking of Mark Warburton and his management team, we look back at 2017 and choose our award winners in the following categories:

  1. Most important #nffc moment of the year
  2. Forest manager of the year (there were three to choose from!)
  3. Best signing of 2017
  4. Young player of the year
  5. Forest player of 2017
The 2017 Forest Ramble Awards: Forest Ramble Podcast EXTRA, January 2018

Utterly, utterly predictable: Forest Ramble Podcast, December 2017

In December's Forest Ramble, RF is joined by the Maradona Of The Midlands, Baz Eighteensixtyfive and Jeremy Davies to discuss Warburton, Warnock, and (Tyler) Walker. We go from the sublime to the ridiculous by mentioning Pep Guardiola and Gary Megson, and also sing The Ballad of Benny Osborn*.

Utterly, utterly predictable: Forest Ramble Podcast, December 2017

Diff'rent Strokes: Forest Ramble Podcast, November 2017

A Hallowe'en horror show saw the Royals rip the Reds apart, ending a mixed month for Mark Warburton, and adding to the fears of the fickle Forest fans. We also have reaction as the Kings of Nottingham take apart Queen's Park Rangers in November's Forest Ramble Podcast. 

Diff'rent Strokes: Forest Ramble Podcast, November 2017