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A start to be proud of!

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So many good things to take from this game - Clough beats Ferguson - Croft shows his class, Buxton steps up to the plate and shows his mettle, and Addison is the rock of Gibraltar. A few draws around the league are all good for the Rams, and perhaps most importantly-

We're already 2 points ahead of the Red Dogs!!

happy days!

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posted Aug 8, 2009

"we'll see what happens when you have to face the tougher opposition"

What like Kitson and Beattie of Stoke?

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posted Aug 8, 2009

Enjoyed my day out to Derby today, lovely ground, nice food and a quality match, although the Rams fans were awfully quiet, and Posh were the better side 2nd half, oh and ForestmanBrenda or whatever your name is, we are far from a League one side, ask the Derby fans what they thought of us? And us Posh fans were superb if i do say so myself. Derby deserved to win . . . Just.

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posted Aug 8, 2009

Good man, poshfella.

Two sides who really wanted to put the ball on the grass and keep it there - where it belongs - made for a thoroughly entertaining game. The way Derby started out, I thought that we would bury you, but we are missing Rob Hulse terribly.

I wholeheartedly agree that Posh are far from a 'League 1 side' - but don't let anything a Red Dog says get to you. The sum total of the average Forest fan's football knowledge can be written on the webbing between two of their fingers.

There was a 10 minute spell when you really looked as though a goal was inevitable, but by and large Buxton and Addison made their last-ditch challenges - and Bywater made a couple of decent saves. I can't comment about the penalty because I sit in the North Stand - although I thought that we could have had one ourselves when Commons was felled.

Don't worry about the simpletons who chant 'what's it like to see a crowd' and 'loyal supporters' - they are the first ones to leave the ground when we go behind and they are only marginally more intelligent than your average Leicester fan.

Thoroughly enjoyable game, and I had a nice chat with some of your fans in the pub before the game.

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posted Aug 8, 2009

unluckyeddie - oh gib mir Kraft (U10727105), I agree with you (apart from it was more like a 20 minute spell), unlike some other Derby fan who said we played a lot of long ball??? I cannot judge you on a Championship level as we have not been here for a while, but you did have quality players and played some nice attacking football, and Addison was awesome at the back for you. lovely Stadium too, out of all the new league grounds I have been to, yours is the best I have visited. Nice fans too, unlike the spiteful Forest fans.

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posted Aug 8, 2009

bazzadaforestman;

How did he not step up to the plate?
He's come from a team in the conference, to the Championship, and he didn't put a foot wrong all game. He also provided the knock on for Addisons goal.
For me, either him or Addison were man of the match.


Croft was brilliant today, i was shocked to see how eager he was to put a tackle in. The same goes for the rest of the team.

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posted Aug 8, 2009

Unfortunately I wasn't there but did manage to listen through the wonders of modern radio broadcasting.

First half we sounded like Barcelona -
champagne football, passing it about....

Second half sounded a bit more tense, but I was pleased to see Teale get the winner, I think confidence is everything for him and that certainly won't hurt!

Happy Days! UTR!

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posted Aug 8, 2009

Happy days... im with that!!

If only we had yellow shirts on in the first half especially... if i was a neutral i really would of thought it was Brazil <laugh>

If this is how we can play after just one game, then we are in for some sexy football this season!! Impressive, very impressive indeed... the trio of Greeny, Sav and Pearson in the middle of the park is working brilliently. If they hadnt of changed there system to match us we would have been out of sight, however we should have been anyway with the oppertunities we created!

It is a team game and the whole team were superb, but i have to mention our very own John Terry in Jake Buxton!!
Floorless display from our 'non league' star ;) Never missed an header, never missed a tackle, never missed an interception... never put a foot wrong! Him and Miles (raging bull) were rocks today and kept there 2 pacy forwards to minimum efforts.

And more round of applause for Moxey (what a tackle btw), Croft, midfield trio and Commons who looked very good second half. I would of put my house on him netting the one on one he had.

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posted Aug 8, 2009

Just the one forest fan then :-)
as you say, Ryan 11 - how indeed can this performance by Buxton not be classed as stepping up to the plate? to be fair though, he kind of nullified his own argument by admitting "you can only beat what's in front of you." (Except if you're Forest playing Reading, obviously... ;-) )

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posted Aug 10, 2009

To be fair, Forest's result at Reading is certainly commendable, but it was lovely to get off to a winning start at home, in the sunshine, in front of a full house! New kits nice too, happy days indeed :) [until the next match].

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posted Aug 10, 2009

it was a good performance i think, especially in the first half when we were stroking the ball around with ease. We were a bit slow to react when they changed it around in the second half but apart from that it went well i think. The fact that we won with no recognize strikers bodes well i think :)

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