Nottingham Forest promotion puzzle
What is puzzling me is that the owners of Nottingham Forest must now be aiming for 1st/2nd place. However, we are 9 points behind already - and it will be tough to make this up, particularly given we are only in 8th place and how competitive the Championship is this season.
We have a fairly large squad already and presumably will be seeing action in the January sales to buy another 3 or 4 players given the timing of this decision. Keeping the squad of players motivated in the wake of O'Driscoll's departure (particularly Sharp and Gillet) and adding 'new blood', likely new coaches and new playing styles at this delicate stage of the season is unlikely to see immediate dividends in January.
Don't forget that many of the current side have still only been with us for 4 months, plus plenty are still on loan - it has taken time to blend them already as SOD has found to his cost (although given initial expectations back in August, I think he did a sterling job to be just behind the play-off places at the mid-point of the season).
I suspect the 9 point gap to the top 2 will widen whilst Big Eck settles in. As the saying goes it is going to be a "tough ask"!
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Good luck Mr McLeish - we all hope you pull this off - let's see what kind of new signings we get in the coming weeks (to go with the recent loan additions and not that long established "new" signings from August!).
Thanks Mr O'Driscoll and all your staff for your hard work (who I assume are all going to be replaced by Peter Grant et al?).
Come on You Reds - let's give beating Palace a go and, you never know, it could all work out? Couldn't it?
Good job we are so brilliant at the play-offs!
Happy New Year?