I know its not on until 5th Feb but no harm in having ones homework done early.
Well like many on here the point on Sunday feels tainted felt we left two behind us rather than winning one.
Anyway Bull lives to fight another day so here goes
Samuel Widdowson played for Nottingham Forest in the 1870s and invented football shin pads in 1874 - F*cking softy.
Famous Forest Fans
Forest can lay claim to a number of famous supporters, including
England cricketer Stuart Broad,
golfer Lee Westwood,
figure-skater Christopher Dean
and Brazillian football manager Luiz Felipe Scolari
(but i reckon that last one b0LL0*)
Games in the past
Leeds won 31
We have played Forest on the 5th Feb once before in 1955 and the game was played in their pad in front of 14,074 finishing 1-1 - Old Division Two
Last time we played Forest in the Top flight was on the 3rd April 1999 - Elland Road 39,645 saw Leeds win 3-1 (Jimmy Floyd, Ian Harte & Alan Smith with the goals).
So far this season
Forest are 13th - 21 points -19 GD after 20 games
Leeds are 15th - 18 points -7 GD after 19 games
Forest @ Home This Season
+1 of a goal difference
11th on the Home Table
Leeds away from Home This Season
19th on the Away Table
Form (past 6 league games)
Forest Played 6 - 11 points Won 3, Drew 2 & Lost 1 (city) are 8th in form table +1 of a Goal Difference
Leeds Played 6 - 3 points Won 0, Drew 3 & Lost 3 and we are 18th in form table with -4 of a Goal Difference
Looking at above and considering Forest had a putrid start they seem to be in better form than us. But our performances against Villa & Brentford is giving me hope plus Paddy power has them priced at 8/5 and we are 13/8 so according to them there is nothing between us. I think we are far superior in attack and can definitely score more goals than them, if we hold onto the ball more we ease the pressure off our backline. We have score 26 goals this season H&A Forest have only scored 16 but 13 of those have come at the City Ground where we have scored 11 on the road.
If we can come out of the dressing room all guns blazing that quietens the crowd im hopeful we can take all 3 points away. Rodders & Willy are sky high on confidence and we should try and get these two lads onto the ball early and often. fck this c*ap of flicks and tippy, tappy football in the middle of the park. Get them on the back foot early and the minute the ball gets anywhere near midfield press hard and stop those red shirts in their tracks.
After a clean sheet against Brentford (who arguably are a better team going forward than Forest) im thinking / hoping for another cleansheet for Meslier but Rodders to add to his tally of 10 goals.
Forest 0-3 Leeds (Rodders x2 Willy)
a Balmy 9 DegC
Over 9 corners
1 yellow card each
Win this game lads and with Foxes playing Villa we could be 13th and i feel we need to be on 21 points facing into the filth double header.