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Forest v Brighton - Match Thread

Well at 2-1 it looked to be game over, we were back in the game after a first half to forget from Dominguez.

Then, instead of West Ham looking tired, they found an extra gear and an extra couple of goals.

The Good: Sangare starting to show some promise, breaking everything up, including leading to our first goal.

The Bad: An injury to Murillo.

The Ugly: Dominguez, with likely his worst ever Forest performance out the way early in his career.

Special Mention: Elanga...it was a great goal, but we completely switched off afterwards. Game management lads! JWP....great delivery...awful defending.


The Last Game (Brighton (H) - a 3-1 Forest win):

Navas

Aurier Felipe Niakhate

Williams Danilo Mangala Lodi

MGW Johnson

Awoniyi

Likely a complete change of formation with a few big misses up top for us.


Team:

Vlachodimos

Aina Niakhate Boly Toffolo

Sangare Mangala Dominguez

MGW Elanga

Wood

Subs:

Turner, Worrall, Aurier, Tavares, Williams, Kouyate, Santos, Yates, Origi

Injuries:

Felipe, Murillo, CHO, Danilo and Awoniyi.

Laughing @ Derby:

Hennessy, McKenna, Omobamidele, Montiel, Aguilera.


Form:

Forest (H) - W3 D3 L0 GF9 GA5 - 14th
Brighton (A) - W2 D1 L3 GF11 GA13 - 8th

* Brighton are winless in their last six league fixtures!


Prediction:

Brighton on their day are one of the most exciting teams in the EPL, but their last three are draws against Sheffield United, Everton and Fulham.

I believe our home form will be enough in this to get a 2-1 win. Danilo and Elanga on the scoresheet.

COYRs!!!

comment by reddave (U8660)

posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Awoniyi is a big miss, but we were going to miss him, and several other key players in January for the African Cup of Nations regardless.
Hopefully one of the back up strikers will step up,Wood or Origi, but not sure either will be quite as effective, also Awoniyi seems to have been carrying this injury for quite some time, lets get to the bottom of it, and come March/April next year, it maybe like having a ‘New’ striker.
Tomorrows game, i feel reasonably confident, and would quite happily settle for a repeat of last season, 3-1 i think, to the Garibaldi.
Not sure who is or isn’t available, but hopefully Cooper will have enough quality to choose from, Williams had a good game for Wales, and Montiel i believe was on the bench for his lot.
Brighton can be dangerous, but this season don’t seem to be travelling quite as well as last season, I’m thinking of Villa, but Villa at home this season seem to be on fire.
Like us, BHA have injury concerns, again to key players, but they are adept at plugging gaps, Dunk and Mitoma are both key, and i believe both could be doubts.
Hopefully the WFCG will prove to be a fortress once again, and with the magnificent support behind them i fancy us to win 2-1 or maybe even 3-1.

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

GOAL wonderful start COYRS

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Crazy game. Pen and a red - Could we be the ones to come back from 2 down this time ?

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

2:3 Come on Forest

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

threw that game away

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Unfortunate result that puts Steve Coopers job under the spotlight and how much we relied on Brennan to get us out of a hole and up the pitch.

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

last season.

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

We seem to have a mentality problem. Why are we not going at teams and trying to kill the game off. We go one up and then let the opposition in to the game. undone by poor defending of crosses again and showed we learnt nothing from the last game.

comment by reddave (U8660)

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

At this level you can’t keep giving away 3 goals in a game, especially very basic bad defending.
Our ball into the box, particularly late on, lacked quality.
We had two stand out chances, Yates header, which was a decent save, and a chance for MGW when he headed wide, but should have hit the target.
We were good at the start and for the last 25 minutes, but poor, yet again for the remainder.
I agree Cooper will come under scrutiny, our next 3 games feel very important, Everton Fulham and Wolves, with Bournemouth close after.
We need to be on at least 20 points by the time we Play Manu u, at home, or Marinakis may well roll the dice, i hope not, but even Coopers post match interview, are starting to sound repetitive.
I hope Cooper can still get a tune out of this lot, but a few Wood and Origi, our so-called strike force are. Struggling to say the least.
Brighton deserved the win today, they were better than us, which is very disappointing to say.

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Our two very young central defenders were exposed today. I think we need an old head in there preferably Felipe, but I fear we may have seen the last of him in the Garibaldi. Remember how our defensive. performances improved after last Christmas when he joined us. If not Felipe then Boly or Worrall or both need to come in to make a back three.

We are not going to score many without Taiwo so we need to learn to keep a clean sheet if we want to win games

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