Forest fortunate to finish as winners?

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Dexter - Firing past Steve Harper

Well I think the first thing you have to say is Welcome to the Coca Cola Championship, Newcastle United. Today, a single albeit dubious goal from Dexter Blackstock saw off a Toon effort that just wasn’t good enough on the day. My headline might suggest some haste in losing the game but in all fairness you have to give credit to Nottingham Forest for not laying back, and indeed giving it their all against ‘the biggest club in the league’. They’ve followed suit of Blackpool who before today, were the only team to have beaten us.

Although some decisions didn’t go our way including a pretty blatant legit goal, we didn’t really aid our cause. The first half wasn’t anything special and we were punished a few seconds before the halftime whistle sounded.

The Forest fans were hounding everything that Newcastle touched and the atmosphere was one of anxiety. I suppose you could say Newcastle were unlucky and indeed Forest were fortunate to win this affair but we’ve been proved, once again, that the Coca Cola Championship isn’t a comfortable ride.

As I said in an earlier article, Forest wouldn’t be easy and I was correct to say so. Saying that, should the goal that was disallowed have been awarded, and had Nile Ranger pelted his header into the back of the net, it would be a very different analysis.

However, we have to get used to this and come to expect it. Playing Newcastle United, for lower Championship teams is like a cup final, every week.

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G Red: ⏱ 17/10/2009

You might well be right, if a little ungracious especailly to a team all be it a little off the pace in recent years, but one that has won more significantly more than you in the last 30 years, it takes more than a fantastic and large support to make a big team! It really was a game off two halves and I for one thought your goal was legit until viewing the replays, where it was clearly marginally offside. I really do I hope you go back up at the 1st time off asking, you deserve to be in the permier league, but if you insist on being so condesending about more succesful teams than yours you deserve the same treatment that leeds are now getting.

marshy: ⏱ 17/10/2009

I think forest were by far the better team in the first half.in the second we were better and played more on the ground as opposed to humping the ball upfield in the first half.wasn't impressed with harewood.

rotondared: ⏱ 17/10/2009

Your comments on the game show everying that is wrong with Newcastle United. In terms of support you are up there with the best. In terms of sucess you are nothing like a 'big' club. You are in the championship for the same reason as we are. Both you and Forest are not in the premiership because we are not good enough. That means there are at least 21 clubs better than you or us. At least we realise that. You continue under the delusion that somehow you area big club in the wrong division. You are a well supported club in the correct division.Your report on todays match does not indicate that you were outplayed in the first half and could have been 3-1 down by halftime. The second half goal was correctly called offside so where are your complaints? Judge it as it is not as you wish it to be.

Ray Mossom: ⏱ 17/10/2009

We were very poor today against a very average side.We are an average team playong in a very poor league where teams rely on strength & pace we have lots of strength but no pace. We will be luck to get in to the play-offs. Fat Ashley has to either sell quickly or get his wallett out in January

John: ⏱ 17/10/2009

I really don't understand the thinking of Newcastle fans, before this game, all the way through the international break, the toon message boards were full of people suggesting you would walk all over Forest, and thrash a team who are on one of the best forms in the league. Its your lack of respect for other teams in the championship that is annoying, as if you have some divine right to beat 90% of the teams in the championship. Forest dominated the first half, and really in the second half, it was only from set pieces that you looked like you might score, beyond that Forest kept you out all night, very few chances.

Oor Bullie's Boy: ⏱ 17/10/2009

You got played off the park first half and then resorted to 'muscle ball' in the 2nd. Playing with 2 lamposts up front might keep you up in this league...but it ain't going to be pretty.

G Red: ⏱ 17/10/2009

You might well be right, if a little ungracious especailly to a team all be it a little off the pace in recent years, but one that has won more significantly more than you in the last 30 years, it takes more than a fantastic and large support to make a big team! It really was a game off two halves and I for one thought your goal was legit until viewing the replays, where it was clearly marginally offside. I really do I hope you go back up at the 1st time off asking, you deserve to be in the permier league, but if you insist on being so condesending about more succesful teams than yours you deserve the same treatment that leeds are now getting.

NFFC - I was at the game was y: ⏱ 17/10/2009

I disagree with all of you say, first half Forest were the bottom team, playing the better football and hounding down your players leaving them no time on the ball. We could have easily have been 3 nil up if it wasnt for your keeper. Second half was a different story and United threw everything forward but just could not get the goal they needed. Well Done Forest, You Reds!!!

marshy: ⏱ 17/10/2009

I think forest were by far the better team in the first half.in the second we were better and played more on the ground as opposed to humping the ball upfield in the first half.wasn't impressed with harewood.

rotondared: ⏱ 17/10/2009

Your comments on the game show everying that is wrong with Newcastle United. In terms of support you are up there with the best. In terms of sucess you are nothing like a 'big' club. You are in the championship for the same reason as we are. Both you and Forest are not in the premiership because we are not good enough. That means there are at least 21 clubs better than you or us. At least we realise that. You continue under the delusion that somehow you area big club in the wrong division. You are a well supported club in the correct division.Your report on todays match does not indicate that you were outplayed in the first half and could have been 3-1 down by halftime. The second half goal was correctly called offside so where are your complaints? Judge it as it is not as you wish it to be.

forestfaninbuenosares: ⏱ 17/10/2009

what a totally biased report that is.Did you see the same game as the rest of us?you could and should have gone in at half time at least 3 goals down.Study our goal carefully,you,ll struggle to find a better move with a finished goal all season in the Premiership.let alone CC....I thought your goal weas good,until i saw the replay and even YOU have to admit he was offside.if you,re gonna report,try not to be so biased ,it takes two to tango....and thankyou to all your fans who were expecting a 5 nil thrashing(our players got wind of those comments)....FOREST ARE BACK....

Doocey: ⏱ 17/10/2009

I appreciate your comments but I don't think it was that biased of a report. If you read the article, which I suspect you did, then you'd probably see that I said Forest inevitably deserved the game. However, if Nolan's goal has been allowed which on a another day it would, and Ryan Taylor's free hasn't hit the wood work, and indeed had Nile Ranger's glorious chance from the corner hit the net, then it could've been very different. I think Forest are a good side and you'll see that in my previous articles. First half they were good, 2nd half not so much. Can't argue that they were quiet impressive though.

Ray Mossom: ⏱ 17/10/2009

We were very poor today against a very average side.We are an average team playong in a very poor league where teams rely on strength & pace we have lots of strength but no pace. We will be luck to get in to the play-offs. Fat Ashley has to either sell quickly or get his wallett out in January

John: ⏱ 17/10/2009

I really don't understand the thinking of Newcastle fans, before this game, all the way through the international break, the toon message boards were full of people suggesting you would walk all over Forest, and thrash a team who are on one of the best forms in the league. Its your lack of respect for other teams in the championship that is annoying, as if you have some divine right to beat 90% of the teams in the championship. Forest dominated the first half, and really in the second half, it was only from set pieces that you looked like you might score, beyond that Forest kept you out all night, very few chances.

Oor Bullie's Boy: ⏱ 17/10/2009

You got played off the park first half and then resorted to 'muscle ball' in the 2nd. Playing with 2 lamposts up front might keep you up in this league...but it ain't going to be pretty.

beeston red: ⏱ 17/10/2009

you condesending set of supporters, no wonder you never have a succesfull team you think you are far better than everyone else. Results show something a lot diferently so who is right. Forest played you off the park for 45 minutes,you controlled the second half for 30 minutes and the rest was stalemate. Your goal was offside, the TV proved it, you hit the post so did we. Get a life and grow up

NFFC - I was at the game was you.: ⏱ 17/10/2009

I disagree with all of you say, first half Forest were the bottom team, playing the better football and hounding down your players leaving them no time on the ball. We could have easily have been 3 nil up if it wasnt for your keeper. Second half was a different story and United threw everything forward but just could not get the goal they needed. Well Done Forest, You Reds!!!

forestfaninbuenosares: ⏱ 18/10/2009

what a totally biased report that is.Did you see the same game as the rest of us?you could and should have gone in at half time at least 3 goals down.Study our goal carefully,you,ll struggle to find a better move with a finished goal all season in the Premiership.let alone CC....I thought your goal weas good,until i saw the replay and even YOU have to admit he was offside.if you,re gonna report,try not to be so biased ,it takes two to tango....and thankyou to all your fans who were expecting a 5 nil thrashing(our players got wind of those comments)....FOREST ARE BACK....

Doocey: ⏱ 18/10/2009

I appreciate your comments but I don't think it was that biased of a report. If you read the article, which I suspect you did, then you'd probably see that I said Forest inevitably deserved the game. However, if Nolan's goal has been allowed which on a another day it would, and Ryan Taylor's free hasn't hit the wood work, and indeed had Nile Ranger's glorious chance from the corner hit the net, then it could've been very different. I think Forest are a good side and you'll see that in my previous articles. First half they were good, 2nd half not so much. Can't argue that they were quiet impressive though.

beeston red: ⏱ 18/10/2009

you condesending set of supporters, no wonder you never have a succesfull team you think you are far better than everyone else. Results show something a lot diferently so who is right. Forest played you off the park for 45 minutes,you controlled the second half for 30 minutes and the rest was stalemate. Your goal was offside, the TV proved it, you hit the post so did we. Get a life and grow up

forestfaninbuenosares: ⏱ 18/10/2009

THE "BIASED "I MENTION IS THAT BLACKSTOCK HIT THE POST TOO,REMEMBER?,WE HAD 5 SHOTS THAT WENT AGONISINGLY CLOSE AND SHOULD HAVE PUT THE GAME TO BED AS A CONTEST,,,,WE OBVIOUSLY COULDN,T KEEP UP THAT PACE IN THE 2ND HALF BUT WE ARE IMPROVING WEEK BY WEEK.LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RETURN AT YOUR PLACE AND IF WE ARE WINNING,PLEASE DON,T INVADE THE PITCH AGAIN.........

forestfaninbuenosares: ⏱ 18/10/2009

THE "BIASED "I MENTION IS THAT BLACKSTOCK HIT THE POST TOO,REMEMBER?,WE HAD 5 SHOTS THAT WENT AGONISINGLY CLOSE AND SHOULD HAVE PUT THE GAME TO BED AS A CONTEST,,,,WE OBVIOUSLY COULDN,T KEEP UP THAT PACE IN THE 2ND HALF BUT WE ARE IMPROVING WEEK BY WEEK.LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RETURN AT YOUR PLACE AND IF WE ARE WINNING,PLEASE DON,T INVADE THE PITCH AGAIN.........

RINGORED: ⏱ 18/10/2009

What a biased report, did you watch the game, no wonder other fans want to see you fail. Can you please advise why you think Dexters goal was dubious, clearly he was on side and it was a great goal. We were all over you first half, created plenty of chances and you would of thought we were the top dogs in the league, in the second half you saw another side of Forest, we digged in to get the win. You didn't really create any decent chances from all the possession you had. Nolan Goal was offside FACT, why would you get that decision some weeks, offside is offside and it was the correct decision. Newcastle are lacking a creative spark, afterall you haven't scored for a few games now. Great performance forest, hard luck Geordies, best team won on the day, I remember in the 90's when you came down here when you was going for the league and you drew to hand the title to Man United. If memory serves me right your fans didn't take that result gracefully either. YOU REDS

WorksopRed: ⏱ 18/10/2009

Why is it that these so-called big teams cannot be gracious and say they were beaten by a better team on the day. They always go on about chances they nearly had, well if we go on about chances, we could have easily been 5 up after the first half, Camp had the easiest first half he probably has ever had. Hope it knocks them down a peg or two - anyone can beat anyone in this league. An unbiased report would probably have not got every Forest fan's back up!! Well done Forest.

RINGORED: ⏱ 18/10/2009

What a biased report, did you watch the game, no wonder other fans want to see you fail. Can you please advise why you think Dexters goal was dubious, clearly he was on side and it was a great goal. We were all over you first half, created plenty of chances and you would of thought we were the top dogs in the league, in the second half you saw another side of Forest, we digged in to get the win. You didn't really create any decent chances from all the possession you had. Nolan Goal was offside FACT, why would you get that decision some weeks, offside is offside and it was the correct decision. Newcastle are lacking a creative spark, afterall you haven't scored for a few games now. Great performance forest, hard luck Geordies, best team won on the day, I remember in the 90's when you came down here when you was going for the league and you drew to hand the title to Man United. If memory serves me right your fans didn't take that result gracefully either. YOU REDS

loz29: ⏱ 18/10/2009

I agree with this article, we probably were unlucky in the second half but equally it could have been all over at half time. For those comments that have been left regarding "deluded" geordie fans, well actually you couldn't be more wrong. As a season ticket holder i know i speak for the majority of fans when i say we know we are not good enough to be in the premier league, we know we do not have a divine right to be there and we know it is going to be very difficult to get back up there. We also know that it is the number of supporters we take to away games and have every other week at St James's Park that makes us a "big" club. Nothing else. Its the media and fans of other clubs, who for some reason spend half their lives reading about Newcastle United rather than their own teams (says something doesn't it :-)that keep saying we are a big club and should be in the premier league. Well on last years performances, no we shouldn't. On the players the club bought in and sold, no we shouldn't. So don't worry, Newcastle fans are under no illusions we are just going to enjoy this season and hope Mike Ashley does the right thing and gets out of toon. Just one last thing- of all the away games Newcastle have had this season so far, the attendances have been the highest of the season when Newcastle have been to town. I remember Ian Holloway after Blackpool beat Newcastle saying- "message to the fans, you were brilliant tonight, but where were you last week and where will you be next week". Hmmm funny that!!

Tricky Red: ⏱ 18/10/2009

You are biased mate. Sorry but you are. How can you claim our goal was "dubious"? The replay showed your right back playing Blackstock onside. Then.....dear lord you claim you were denied a "blatant legit goal". Sorry but again the replay showed he was offside. Also loved your "had Nile Ranger pelted his header into the back of the net, it would be a very different analysis". Yeah well if we had burried you in the first half like we should have, we would also be looking at a very different analysis. Face it, we were on top in the first half and you were on top in the second. I have nothing against Newcastle but your fans are alot like ours were about 10yrs ago. Still claiming to be a big club and moaning about being every opposition's cup final.

WorksopRed: ⏱ 18/10/2009

Why is it that these so-called big teams cannot be gracious and say they were beaten by a better team on the day. They always go on about chances they nearly had, well if we go on about chances, we could have easily been 5 up after the first half, Camp had the easiest first half he probably has ever had. Hope it knocks them down a peg or two - anyone can beat anyone in this league. An unbiased report would probably have not got every Forest fan's back up!! Well done Forest.

loz29: ⏱ 18/10/2009

I agree with this article, we probably were unlucky in the second half but equally it could have been all over at half time. For those comments that have been left regarding "deluded" geordie fans, well actually you couldn't be more wrong. As a season ticket holder i know i speak for the majority of fans when i say we know we are not good enough to be in the premier league, we know we do not have a divine right to be there and we know it is going to be very difficult to get back up there. We also know that it is the number of supporters we take to away games and have every other week at St James's Park that makes us a "big" club. Nothing else. Its the media and fans of other clubs, who for some reason spend half their lives reading about Newcastle United rather than their own teams (says something doesn't it :-)that keep saying we are a big club and should be in the premier league. Well on last years performances, no we shouldn't. On the players the club bought in and sold, no we shouldn't. So don't worry, Newcastle fans are under no illusions we are just going to enjoy this season and hope Mike Ashley does the right thing and gets out of toon. Just one last thing- of all the away games Newcastle have had this season so far, the attendances have been the highest of the season when Newcastle have been to town. I remember Ian Holloway after Blackpool beat Newcastle saying- "message to the fans, you were brilliant tonight, but where were you last week and where will you be next week". Hmmm funny that!!

Tricky Red: ⏱ 18/10/2009

You are biased mate. Sorry but you are. How can you claim our goal was "dubious"? The replay showed your right back playing Blackstock onside. Then.....dear lord you claim you were denied a "blatant legit goal". Sorry but again the replay showed he was offside. Also loved your "had Nile Ranger pelted his header into the back of the net, it would be a very different analysis". Yeah well if we had burried you in the first half like we should have, we would also be looking at a very different analysis. Face it, we were on top in the first half and you were on top in the second. I have nothing against Newcastle but your fans are alot like ours were about 10yrs ago. Still claiming to be a big club and moaning about being every opposition's cup final.

TERRY MELLARD: ⏱ 18/10/2009

I spent a few months up in newcastle i soon realised it was very difficult to understand there seperate language and to be honest it hasnt changed what a load of tripe FOREST DESERVED THERE WIN. You were toally out classed in the first half and very lucky to go in just one down. Wake up you sleeping gordies you are not a big club look at your history Nothing just lots of fans that have nothing else to do up there in northeren england you do have two things up there Cherel cole and lots more coal under the ground you need a reality jab. Yes Forest yes

TERRY MELLARD: ⏱ 18/10/2009

I spent a few months up in newcastle i soon realised it was very difficult to understand there seperate language and to be honest it hasnt changed what a load of tripe FOREST DESERVED THERE WIN. You were toally out classed in the first half and very lucky to go in just one down. Wake up you sleeping gordies you are not a big club look at your history Nothing just lots of fans that have nothing else to do up there in northeren england you do have two things up there Cherel cole and lots more coal under the ground you need a reality jab. Yes Forest yes

frustratedred: ⏱ 18/10/2009

who did we play off the park yesterday LEEDS UTD OR NEWCASTLE UTD?this person who wrote this article was either on happy sauce or smokin wacky baccy,you are gettin more like dirty leeds everyday thinking you have a right to be big just because you have a few fans forest battered you first half and then like we always do when winning under billy(is a red)sit back and defend you would'nt have scored if we were still playing now,no good bleating on about ifs and buts you lost take it on your mackem chin and get over it.next time you write a report make sure you actually watch the game!!!!

frustratedred: ⏱ 18/10/2009

who did we play off the park yesterday LEEDS UTD OR NEWCASTLE UTD?this person who wrote this article was either on happy sauce or smokin wacky baccy,you are gettin more like dirty leeds everyday thinking you have a right to be big just because you have a few fans forest battered you first half and then like we always do when winning under billy(is a red)sit back and defend you would'nt have scored if we were still playing now,no good bleating on about ifs and buts you lost take it on your mackem chin and get over it.next time you write a report make sure you actually watch the game!!!!

Hicky: ⏱ 18/10/2009

What a load of rubbish why do newcastle think they are the BIG team, what have you ever done, the last time you won anything winston churchal was in school get a life your just another team to lose to the mighty reds

rotondared: ⏱ 18/10/2009

In reply to Loz29. He still doesn't get it. The fact that you have good support both home and away makes you a well supported club, not a 'big' club. Your record over the years show you are at best a well supported average club. That is all. Don't be so arrogant.

Ash: ⏱ 18/10/2009

Most ridiculous report I have ever read. I'm not even going to attempt to address all of your points as each one is quite frankly wrong. Were you at the game? "The first half wasn’t anything special"....it was a superb performance by Forest that merited at least one goal which was only dubious if you've decided that all the replays are wrong. Just as a 'legitimate' Newcastle goal was ruled correctly offside. An 'average' side does not win 4 games in a row.

Hicky: ⏱ 18/10/2009

What a load of rubbish why do newcastle think they are the BIG team, what have you ever done, the last time you won anything winston churchal was in school get a life your just another team to lose to the mighty reds

Forest Forest: ⏱ 18/10/2009

Hey reds, chill. We won because we were the better side over 90 minutes. Newcastle are discovering that the season is so looooong in this division, and a great start means very little. You can be in the bottom 3 in December, and in the play-offs come April - there is no "big 4" outside the Premier league. Sure, this is a bit of a biased report - but they have a lot to learn this year. If they fail to get promotion this year, they'll be wiser the next. We were there once... YOOOOOUUUUUUU RRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEDDDSSSSS!!!!!

rotondared: ⏱ 18/10/2009

In reply to Loz29. He still doesn't get it. The fact that you have good support both home and away makes you a well supported club, not a 'big' club. Your record over the years show you are at best a well supported average club. That is all. Don't be so arrogant.

Ash: ⏱ 18/10/2009

Most ridiculous report I have ever read. I'm not even going to attempt to address all of your points as each one is quite frankly wrong. Were you at the game? "The first half wasn’t anything special"....it was a superb performance by Forest that merited at least one goal which was only dubious if you've decided that all the replays are wrong. Just as a 'legitimate' Newcastle goal was ruled correctly offside. An 'average' side does not win 4 games in a row.

Forest Forest: ⏱ 18/10/2009

Hey reds, chill. We won because we were the better side over 90 minutes. Newcastle are discovering that the season is so looooong in this division, and a great start means very little. You can be in the bottom 3 in December, and in the play-offs come April - there is no "big 4" outside the Premier league. Sure, this is a bit of a biased report - but they have a lot to learn this year. If they fail to get promotion this year, they'll be wiser the next. We were there once... YOOOOOUUUUUUU RRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEDDDSSSSS!!!!!

Mighty Reds: ⏱ 18/10/2009

Thought your previous article was a good one but this is total garbage. Forest were head and shoulders above the geordies in the first half. In my book they did enough in the first half not to warrant defeat. NUFC had all the possession in the 2nd half but no end product. They were rather tame to say the least. The big club lable would sicken me if i were a geordie. Youve never really won a deal i dont need to remind you of what we have won. All that makes you what you perceive to be a big club is geographical location. Because at the end of the day as forest fans were singing youve never won f**k all

doggin dave: ⏱ 18/10/2009

The only people that think that your "the biggest club in the league" are those that support n.u.f.c. I like newcastle, its club and supporters! I am sure this sort of "we were robbed, we should be playing champions league football, were bigger than man.u." attitude that is printed in the north east media is completely counter productive to the success of the club. You were beaten buy the better team on the day and this report has only fuelled the belief of the average media brain-washed jordy fan! I hope that newcastle return to the premiership asap. But please don`t flatter yourselves that your a "big club" because you happen to have a big ground!

Doocey: ⏱ 18/10/2009

I think people have misunderstood my article. I agree with your big club thoughts. <strong>IE why I have it in quotation marks</strong>. Doocey.

Mighty Reds: ⏱ 18/10/2009

Thought your previous article was a good one but this is total garbage. Forest were head and shoulders above the geordies in the first half. In my book they did enough in the first half not to warrant defeat. NUFC had all the possession in the 2nd half but no end product. They were rather tame to say the least. The big club lable would sicken me if i were a geordie. Youve never really won a deal i dont need to remind you of what we have won. All that makes you what you perceive to be a big club is geographical location. Because at the end of the day as forest fans were singing youve never won f**k all

Pachuca Red: ⏱ 18/10/2009

Lots of rubbish being spouted out by both sets of fans on here. I looked at this article as I was interested in seeing the opposing fan's point of view. But the article is sadly lacking in perspective, and the comments are a damn sight worse. I'd like to say that newcastle are a big club which means that they have spending power and a fan base that any big club needs. If Forest's fans view that a big club only includes a team that has won trophies in the past, then I disagree. Forest have a special history, more special than most even in the Premier League but that doesn't mean they are a big club either. Football is all about the future and what a team hopes to achieve in the near future. Big clubs are the select few who have a chance to win anything in that near future, which rules out both Forest and Newcastle. Both teams belong in the Championship, nobody can deny. As for the game, the best I've seen on TV for ages. For me it says alot about how good the Championship is, not about how bad both teams are. Forest took the fight to Newcastle in the first half and deserved their lead. It could have been more but finishing chances hasn't been Forest's speciality this season, for example, Blackpool, Blackburn, Wednesday and West Brom just to name a few teams we should have beaten but didn't because we didn't take our chances. Newcastle could have brought it level on a few occasions throughout the game but didn't which for me just added to the excitement and tension as all Forest fans must have been feeling in the second half. But Forest hung on for the win. It means nothing more than 3 points though and we have every chance to lose to Barnsley on Tuesday as this really is a league where anyone can beat anyone else. As for the article, keep it more factual and use less expressive language that leads to bias next time so as not to receive tirades like you received in this one. It wasn't a blatantly legit goal, it was offside. Our goal wasn't dubious unless you meant that Blackstock didn't actually mean to hit the target, which I'm pretty sure he did. You didn't have any decisions go against you, actually one of the best refereeing displays I've seen all season and Forest weren't fortunate to win this game, they won it fair and square, that's that. Contrary to popular belief, there's no luck in football. There's just human ability vs human error (including the ref) that decides the result. And Forest's ability was more than Newcastle's and the ref played no part in the result on this occasion. I just thought it was a great game and being a Forest Fan, I loved the result. Newcastle can still go up though they need strikers and a resolution to their off the field situation. But then I don't care about the Toon, sorry. It was another good result for the reds, another 3 points and a new dose of confidence to help us keeping playing well.

REDORDEAD: ⏱ 18/10/2009

Sorry mate big clubs are measured with what they have won nothing else. That makes Forest a much bigger club than Newcastle. Arsenal fan

doggin dave: ⏱ 18/10/2009

The only people that think that your "the biggest club in the league" are those that support n.u.f.c. I like newcastle, its club and supporters! I am sure this sort of "we were robbed, we should be playing champions league football, were bigger than man.u." attitude that is printed in the north east media is completely counter productive to the success of the club. You were beaten buy the better team on the day and this report has only fuelled the belief of the average media brain-washed jordy fan! I hope that newcastle return to the premiership asap. But please don`t flatter yourselves that your a "big club" because you happen to have a big ground!

Doocey: ⏱ 18/10/2009

I think people have misunderstood my article. I agree with your big club thoughts. <strong>IE why I have it in quotation marks</strong>. Doocey.

Pachuca Red: ⏱ 18/10/2009

Lots of rubbish being spouted out by both sets of fans on here. I looked at this article as I was interested in seeing the opposing fan's point of view. But the article is sadly lacking in perspective, and the comments are a damn sight worse. I'd like to say that newcastle are a big club which means that they have spending power and a fan base that any big club needs. If Forest's fans view that a big club only includes a team that has won trophies in the past, then I disagree. Forest have a special history, more special than most even in the Premier League but that doesn't mean they are a big club either. Football is all about the future and what a team hopes to achieve in the near future. Big clubs are the select few who have a chance to win anything in that near future, which rules out both Forest and Newcastle. Both teams belong in the Championship, nobody can deny. As for the game, the best I've seen on TV for ages. For me it says alot about how good the Championship is, not about how bad both teams are. Forest took the fight to Newcastle in the first half and deserved their lead. It could have been more but finishing chances hasn't been Forest's speciality this season, for example, Blackpool, Blackburn, Wednesday and West Brom just to name a few teams we should have beaten but didn't because we didn't take our chances. Newcastle could have brought it level on a few occasions throughout the game but didn't which for me just added to the excitement and tension as all Forest fans must have been feeling in the second half. But Forest hung on for the win. It means nothing more than 3 points though and we have every chance to lose to Barnsley on Tuesday as this really is a league where anyone can beat anyone else. As for the article, keep it more factual and use less expressive language that leads to bias next time so as not to receive tirades like you received in this one. It wasn't a blatantly legit goal, it was offside. Our goal wasn't dubious unless you meant that Blackstock didn't actually mean to hit the target, which I'm pretty sure he did. You didn't have any decisions go against you, actually one of the best refereeing displays I've seen all season and Forest weren't fortunate to win this game, they won it fair and square, that's that. Contrary to popular belief, there's no luck in football. There's just human ability vs human error (including the ref) that decides the result. And Forest's ability was more than Newcastle's and the ref played no part in the result on this occasion. I just thought it was a great game and being a Forest Fan, I loved the result. Newcastle can still go up though they need strikers and a resolution to their off the field situation. But then I don't care about the Toon, sorry. It was another good result for the reds, another 3 points and a new dose of confidence to help us keeping playing well.

REDORDEAD: ⏱ 18/10/2009

Sorry mate big clubs are measured with what they have won nothing else. That makes Forest a much bigger club than Newcastle. Arsenal fan

Martin: ⏱ 18/10/2009

I like Newcastle United, I like the passion of their fans, I like the fact that they have always represented all that's good about the game, however, it's quite a large however, the claim that Newcastle are the biggest club in the league is quite frankly inaccurate. Forest know only to well that previous glories mean absolutely nothing when battling for results, look a Leeds United, they make no claims about being even the biggest club in the 3rd tier, why would they afford themselves to such deluded nonsense and disrespectful remarks? this merely ensures the opposition put in that little extra effort that can win games. Also maybe I'm naive, but looking at Forest's performance especially in the first half they most certainly were not the fortunate to come out the winners. I honestly hope Newcastle are promoted this year, not least to appease their fans ego's but to rid the championship of it's "Biggest Club". Nottingham Forest have integrity, WFT does Newcastle United have exactly?

Martin: ⏱ 18/10/2009

I like Newcastle United, I like the passion of their fans, I like the fact that they have always represented all that's good about the game, however, it's quite a large however, the claim that Newcastle are the biggest club in the league is quite frankly inaccurate. Forest know only to well that previous glories mean absolutely nothing when battling for results, look a Leeds United, they make no claims about being even the biggest club in the 3rd tier, why would they afford themselves to such deluded nonsense and disrespectful remarks? this merely ensures the opposition put in that little extra effort that can win games. Also maybe I'm naive, but looking at Forest's performance especially in the first half they most certainly were not the fortunate to come out the winners. I honestly hope Newcastle are promoted this year, not least to appease their fans ego's but to rid the championship of it's "Biggest Club". Nottingham Forest have integrity, WFT does Newcastle United have exactly?

JJ - Irish Red: ⏱ 19/10/2009

We saw you cry on the telly.

JJ - Irish Red: ⏱ 19/10/2009

We saw you cry on the telly.