Posts tagged michael dawson
Silva medal: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County mini match report

In a specially extended match report, Rich Ferraro and Baz discuss Forest’s excellent and rather pleasing win over Derby County. In a match notable for perspiration, rather than inspiration, Tiago Silva really caught the eye with arguably his best performance yet for the Reds.

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Team work should make the dream work: Nottingham Forest 1-2 Hull City mini match report

Some Forest fans will blame the ref for this one, but the Reds’ were the architects of their own downfall. Sloppy defending cost us two goals, and Hull’s excellent wingers showed up their red-shirted counterparts. Unfortunately poor team play, a lack of drive and a poor final ball meant that Forest simply did not do enough to threaten Hull, despite the visitors being reduced to ten men.

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The curse strikes: Wigan Athletic 1-0 Nottingham Forest mini match report

After Forest’s defeat to Wigan on Sunday, we bring you the conversation that Steven Toplis had with Love Sport Radio on Sunday evening, reviewing the match itself, and an update to the wider world on Forest’s progress under Sabri Lamouchi.

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"It couldn't have gone much better": #nffc Forest Ramble Podcast, October 2019

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.

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Bees feel Forest sting: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Brentford mini match report

To round off a good month for the Reds, Forest bagged a deserved victory over Brentford, leaving them second in the table going into October’s international break. As Baz reports, this was another great team performance.

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Top of the tree: Stoke City 2-3 Nottingham Forest mini match report

It probably won’t last long (and no-one won the league in September anyway), but a hard-fought victory away to Stoke City enabled Forest to sit at the top of the league, if only for one night. Rich Ferraro once again praises Ben Watson, and has some words for the strength of the squad enabling Sabri’s substitutions.

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Sabri-ball! Nottingham Forest 1-0 Barnsley: mini match report

In this extended mini match report, Baz takes the time to explore Sabri-ball - what has Lamouchi asked his players to do, what does this look like to the fans, and is it actually working?

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Ben Watson: the Ginger Fernandinho! #nffc Forest Ramble Podcast, September 2019

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.

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Pep in your step: Fulham 1-2 Nottingham Forest mini match report

The Reds may not have had the possession, but they certainly knew what to do with it, as they took the lead in a manner that Pep Guardiola would have admired, with all eleven men playing a part.

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Smashed it: Nottingham Forest 3-0 Birmingham City mini match report

A dominant performance from the Reds after two early goals from Lolley and Grabban, and a wonderful moment as skipper Michael Dawson scored his first Reds goal in fifteen years. In truth, the Reds could have scored twice as many, with Sow, Ameobi and Grabban all guilty of missing when it looked easier to score. Sabri Lamouchi again showed his ability to pick a team for the occasion, and to use his substitutions well.

Match report by Steven Toplis.

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Smash and Grabban: Leeds United 1-1 Nottingham Forest mini match report

The headlines screamed about the controversy leading up to Forest’s equaliser, and the potential penalties, but from a Forest perspective there was much to feel encouraged by, as the Reds showed real steel to gain a point against a strong Leeds team.

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"Is that a French thing?" Forest Ramble Podcast, August 2019

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.

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#nffc 2018-19 Season Review: Forest Ramble Podcast, May 2019

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.

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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).

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Another new year, another new manager - Aitor Karanka departs #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.

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

This month Rich Ferraro is joined by Steven Toplis, the Maradona Of The Midlands and Baz, to look back at a tricky set of fixtures for the Reds. There were 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.

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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.

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Nottingham Forest 0-0 Stoke City: (mini) 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.

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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.

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