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Nottingham Forest v Derby Review
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Nottingham Forest v Derby Review

A night to live long in the memory of all but 3331 people as Derby were totally dismantled and possibly even embarrassed on Trentside in another comprehensive home win similar in so many ways to the Birmingham game.

On first glance at the line ups it looked far from our best starting eleven and no doubt Derby were similar but the strength in depth particularly in the midfield area was apparent right from the off with Forest dominating posession and the only real surprise was it took so long to score the opener.

Semedo looked a tower of strength and Adomah was pulling strings to his hearts content alongside Lolley who is beginning to look more like the player of last season.

Bostock was not far behind Semedo and looked to be doing everything in his own time and was barely breaking sweat with even Johnson getting in very early on the action with some tough tackling and harrying of the opposition.

Worrall continues to confound his critics ( me included ) alongside Figuerido making his first start in a while against an admittedly lacklustre Derby side with Cash having acres of space to run into for once and Ribiero having a very decent and soild first run out.

The second goal in truth really ended the game as a contest but quite honestly it had not been much of one for the entire game.

Samba had little to do all night but he showed great ability in coming out to catch the ball and decent distribution allowed us to build attacking play onmore than one occasion.

Mir, though doing nothing wrong, did have opportunity to put himself on the scoresheet but fluffed his lines a little and it may prove that as with most strikers that first goal could be all important to kick start his confidence but if that's the only slight negative from last night its surely good signs indeed.

The crescendo surrounding the introduction of Carvalho was incredible and ring rusty as he looked got himself on the scoresheet with what I thought was a tremendous volley but on tv viewing was a deflection but that made the scoreline a much fairer indication of the match.

We are at the iinfant stages of a long hard season and one off cup games are not perhaps as relevant as they might be but the incessant noise from the fans last night must surely give the players an indication , if any were needed, of the passion and commitment of those fans and has to have a beneficial effect whenever they put on the shirt.

Personally I would still like to see another striker of quality at the club but the clock is ticking on that one and in fairness the squad Mr Lamouchi has at his disposal having sorted the wheat from the chaff is one that really should be capable of carrying us further down the road in a league which I believe is not blessed with much outstanding quality.

So one off cup game in a competition I care little for or not to Mr Lamouchi and the players from last night I both salute and applaud you for yout efforts and take this momentum through to the Preston game .

As always


Written by creepy1 August 28 2019 12:21:36


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