In a bonus podcast, Rich Ferraro and Baz discuss the modern football manager - with new structures in place, how much power does he have, does he choose his own players, and what difference does it actually make to Sabri Lamouchi?Read More
This month’s podcast is brought to you with a nasty cough and the benefit of hindsight: an undefeated (in the league) month sees Forest sitting in second place, including a few hours at the top of the tree.
Rich Ferraro, Steven Toplis and the Maradona of the Midlands heap praise upon Sabri Lamouchi in the wake of his Manager of the Month award, and keep something aside for man of the moment Brice Samba.Read More
After an action-packed August, Rich Ferraro is joined by Steven Toplis and the Maradona of the Midlands to discuss the excellent start to Sabri Lamouchi’s tenure and how Ben Watson has become the Fernandinho of the Forest.Read More
It’s a new season at The City Ground and Rich Ferraro is joined by Steven Toplis, Baz and the Maradona of the Midlands to review the opening day defeat against West Bromwich Albion - the overall feeling seems to be disappointed but not despondent.
Talking points include Aro Mujic, Alfa Semedo and Ben Watson, Rafa Mir’s impressive cameo, and how Sabri Lamouchi responded both during and after the match.Read More
In the second part of this podcast special, Rich Ferraro, Steven Toplis and the Maradona of the Midlands look back over the 20-something managers to grace the City Ground over the last 25 years. Part 1 covered the years from Frank Clark through to Joe Kinnear; now it is the turn of the last fifteen years’ worth of managers. There have been a lot of them, with the longest serving incumbent being Billy Davies (over two spells); but can you think of a worse place to start than Gary Bloody Megson?Read More
In this podcast special (recorded before the departure of Martin O’Neill), Rich Ferraro, Steven Toplis and the Maradona of the Midlands look back over the 20-something managers to grace the City Ground over the last 25 years. Starting with Frank Clark, incorporating DaveHarryBassett, David Platt, Paul Hart and Joe Flippin’ Kinnear, your intrepid podcasters explore their methods, demeanour, and most crucially, how successful they were.
Part 2 coming soon…Read More
Friday 28th June 2019 brought the shock sacking of Martin O’Neill, with his replacement swiftly being announced as Sabri Lamouchi.
In this bonus podcast, Rich Ferraro is joined by Baz, Steven Toplis and the Maradona Of The Midlands to discuss what went wrong for O’Neill, what to expect from Lamouchi, as well as the bigger issues of player power and the Marinakis Method of running a football club.Read More
In a bumper end-of-season podcast, Rich Ferraro is joined by Baz, Steven and the Maradona Of The Midlands to review and digest a turbulent season with a bland end. We look at tactics, points totals, referees, Karanka v MON (obviously), which players are likely to go, and which positions we might need to fill in the summer.
In addition, Jeremy Davies joins us for the last Forest Ramble Sketch before the break.Read More
After much stuttering, grumbling and threats of mutiny, the Forest fans were lifted by a Joao Carvalho masterclass to end a run of four straight defeats and dent Middlesbrough’s play-off hopes. Baz reports on a new formation, strong performances at the back and upfront, and how the tactics enabled Forest to get the best out of the Portuguese wizard.Read More
In this opinion piece, our regular contributor Steven Toplis shares his thoughts on the Martin O’Neill situation, and how it is being played out amongst the fans, press and on social media.Read More
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?Read More