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Nottingham Forest 2-1 Swansea City: mini match report

It wasn’t pretty, but to the surprise of just about everyone, Forest managed to get three points with two late goals against a Swansea team who pretty, if not effective. Baz reviews the outcome, the tactics and decodes Martin O’Neill’s pre-match press conferences - although at this stage of the season, isn’t it just the points that count?

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Swansea 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

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

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 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

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