Many Nottingham Forest fans appear to have two big worries ahead of the match on Friday night at St James Park.

How they are going to make it up the stairs to the seats on Level 7, as well as how many goals they are going to lose by.

There are some others with bravado and (blind?) optimism, although home defeats against Wolves, Sheffield Wednesday, Blackburn and Huddersfield do give encouragement to anybody visiting Newcastle.

One thing they do all appear to agree on is that Newcastle’s players and fans are united in wanting revenge for the City Ground defeat.

Let’s hope that revenge does prove a dish best served cold…

Comments from the Nottingham Forest fans via their top ForestForum message board:

‘Prediction 5-0. and the world famous Geordie crowd as quiet as f*** as per usual till its 3-0….’

‘New year, new Forest? or new year, new manager! YOU DECIDE!!’

‘Won’t be either, it’ll be this year.

6-0 to Newcastle.’

‘Never let the boring, doom filled truth get in the way of a good headline.’

‘1-1, Britt Assombalonga to score for the famous team who’ve actually won something important.

Rafa Benitez immediately appeals the result with the FA, arguing his own back-four should be prosecuted under the “non-triers” rule.

FA committee, still pi**ed on Christmas Sherry, unfortunately get it arse about tit and award a 0-3 walkover to Forest.’

‘Can see a heavy defeat but knowing us we’ll nick a win here then lose 4-1 at home to Barnsley.

It’s the Forest way.

To all of you going, make some noise boys and girls! Let’s just hope the lads do us proud.’

‘And start out early…. because its a bloody long climb to your seat.’

‘I don’t even think Sir Edmund Hillary would fancy it.’

‘You will genuinely see folk blowing out their arse half way up….’

‘We’re definitely the underdogs in this one, fingers crossed we come away with something. A point will be a huge achievement against the big money team in the league!’

‘We’re heading up there with parachutes ready for level 7. First visit to the new Sports Direct JD Footlocker Stadium so greatly looking forward to shi**ing myself at the height whilst celebrating a 2-1 win. Britt both..’

‘I don’t think we’ll get smashed because they didn’t look right when I watched them the other night (v Sheff Wed) but I think we’ll lose. 2-1.’

‘Think we’ll get stuffed…

5 – 1 Newcastle. Takeover announced almost immediately after and PM is fired.’

‘We can win this – I have put money on it.’

‘I sense a real thrashing coming on. But enough of me and the wife’s dungeon.

Newcastle to win 4-0.

Darlow wont see his Barnet ruffled.’

‘They and their fans will be fired up for this, to right the injustice that they suffered at the City Ground.

However, it is license to take the pi** and a few choice words from one of our lads should get one of theirs to boiling point where they literally see red.

I’m still going for a loss – 2-0 with Lascelles fistpumping at the end.’

‘I don’t know why and luck will have to play a part in a huge way…

We could sneak this. That’s football.’

‘Could really do with a point but can only see a defeat.I am hopeful it will not be a thrashing.Nevertheless 2-0 to the moaning Geordies.’

‘I’m very worried, but hopefully wrong – 4 nil to the geordies.’

According to the bookies we have more chance of being relegated at 7/1 than beating Newcastle at 8/1.’

‘Either a gutsy, backs against the wall, 1-0 win to Forest, or total capitulation.

My heart says the former, my head the latter.

Let’s see if the team are still playing for the manager or has apathy stepped in again.’

‘I’m going to this. Making a day of it in fact, horse racing followed by football.

I fear for us though. I thought we defended reasonably well against Huddersfield but they’re going to be really fired up for this one and I can’t see how we’re going to cope with the likes of Ritchie and Gouffran flying at us.

I don’t think it’ll be a thrashing though. I reckon 2-0 Newcastle.’

‘I’m dreading this game.’