Newcastle loan players Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow have increasingly become a main topic of conversation amongst Forest players.
The pair were bought by United in the summer and instantly loaned back to Nottingham Forest, one of the stranger deals considering Newcastle were desperate for players who could go straight into the first team.
It has been such a chaotic season at St.James’ Park so far, little wonder that not too much attention has been paid to two players we won’t see until next season at the earliest.
Karl Darlow only recently got his place back after being dropped in January, the goalkeeper getting stick from Forest fans for supposedly losing interest in this season and having only eyes on Newcastle and next season.
Whilst Jamaal Lascelles has only started eight Championship matches, which is a bit worrying if he can’t get a game at that level.
However, things have now taken a further turn for the worst with Forest fans losing patience and blaming the pair as the main culprits on Saturday – Nottingham Forest conceding 4 goals in 46 minutes (final score 4-4 and Blackpool went down to ten men on 76 minutes) and failing to beat rock bottom club Blackpool.
Darlow was in goal and Lascelles came on at 0-0 to replace the injured Jack Hobbs after 42 minutes, only 3 minutes later Forest conceded the first of four goals.
This is a sample of what Forest fans had to say on Twitter after the final whistle;
“Feel sorry for Newcastle getting Darlow and Lascelles.”
“I cannot see Lascelles or Darlow getting near the NUFC team next year. They’ll be loaned out again. Hopefully not to us again though.”
“My opinion is to drop Darlow & Lascelles based on yesterday. Positional play was dreadful.”
“Dear NUFC I’d like to apologise for Darlow & Lascelles now.”
“£7million for Darlow and Lascelles…….what a genius piece of business, come and fetch them now .”
“Imagine paying £7million for darlow and lascelles hahahahahahahahaha.”
“Good luck with Darlow and Lascelles lads… you’ll need it.”