Nottingham Forest fans have been having their say about playing Newcastle United.

Forest of course winning at St James Park this time last season in the second round.

The Forest supporters saw their club show ambition in the summer transfer window but are yet to see that reflected on the pitch under Aitor Karanka this season

The Championship club had a net spend around £50m higher than Newcastle in the window just closed.

Whilst Mike Ashley insisted a profit of around £25m was made on deals in and out, Forest had a net spend  of around £25m, plus a number of relatively high profile loans from clubs such as Benfica, Newcastle, Monaco and West Ham.

They have drawn four of their five Championship matches so far and as you can see, the Nottingham Forest fans don’t seem very impressed.

Their only win a 1-0 over Reading, whilst they also had a draw against Bury in the League Cup first round, eventually going through on penalties.

A little bit of everything in the comments, including abuse!

Comments from Nottingham Forest fans via their top Forest Forum message board:

‘The Reds will hope to repeat last season’s heroics as they once again take on Premier League Newcastle United in the 2nd Round of the Mickey Mouse Cup.

Should Forest be victorious, Sky Sports will no doubt refer to the result as a ‘giant killing.

Any such description would be inaccurate however, as Newcastle United have in fact never won f… all.

A hoarde of fat ugly Geordies is set to descend on the World Famous City Ground and women and children are advised to stay away from the immediate vicinity.

Forest will be in high spirits, coming off the back of a sensational unbeaten run in the league that has lifted them to a lofty 13th. Forest find themselves in the second round having battled bravely to dispatch of Champions League Bury by way of penalty shootout.’

‘Newcastle are just the sort of team who will come unstuck against a scratch side in a cup game.’

‘Bought a ticket but not expecting much.

I vote for a pitch invasion, might liven things up a bit.’

‘Toon play Man City in the next ‘vital’ game in their league.

Rafa will definitely play the nobodies against us.

Come on Krankshaft, we can win this.’

‘Confidence just been dented by a late defeat and sense of injustice thanks to a dubious penalty awarded to Chelsea.

Let’s hope it doesn’t spur Newcastle on.’

‘Tickets are selling like hot cakes, it’s going to be a mental night…’

I don’t see Newcastle wanting to be dumped out by us 2 years running.

They play; we try manfully; they win.

On to the league and more important things.’

‘If they play their 5th team against our second string then we have a squeak.’

‘Taking the nipper, hoping we don’t get flattened.’

‘I’ll be honest, my birth certificate lists my father’s birthplace as one ‘Newcastle-upon-Tyne’.’

‘Bloody hell, that’s nearly as bad as Gateshead.’

‘If you’re struggling to get excited about this then here is something to get your interest:

This will be the very first time that Forest have played in a fixture that uses VAR.’

‘If it’s second and third strings it will be like watching paint dry. It won’t be worth a tenner.’

‘Be watching this on TV because thats the kind of guy i am.’

‘Ah, forgot it was on TV. Best place to watch paint dry.

I know that’s a bit down-beat, but we seem to be in a bit of a trough at the moment.

I hope AK can lift the team and get us firing. We need pace, quick thinking (pass and move) and positive action when near goal, no walking it into the net. You hear me AK?’

‘Bollocks to messing around with the line up.

Go full strength here and at Brentford on Sat and assess the damage over the two week break.

AK needs to start getting ruthless.’

‘Worst cup team in the UK (and probably Europe if not the World).

We cannot continue to have this ball & chain around our necks year after year, decade after decade. The likes of Hartlepool and Forest Green have better cup runs.’

‘It is a cup game, they are always winnable if you want it enough, and Toon have bigger ambitions than this trophy to concern them.’

‘I think AK has to pick what he thinks is his best team and play it, he’s running out of time to find that elusive chemistry.

He’s seen several combinations so far and clearly some are not working. We have the players, now we need the team.’

‘Defence is very porous, I see a high scoring defeat – 2-4.’

‘We should be setting up to win every game, otherwise what’s the point?

Its pointless signing all these new players if AK doesn’t know who he wants as his first team.

Here’s a novel idea. Why don’t we try to win the game with the strongest team possible, then stick with that team again at the weekend.

We need to get some momentum and that comes from consistency.’



  • Milburn_Taylor

    I think even a depleted Newcastle team will win

  • Mrkgw

    2-0 to us unless, the bus is parked again.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      You won’t watch anyway. You only support Newcastle when they play good football

      • Mrkgw

        Rubbish. Look, give it a rest – draw a line under it and move on. We both have differing opinions granted, but I bear no grudge. Ashley is doing is blinding job if we squabble from within.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Incase anyone didn’t know, Nottingham Forest have won the European cup twice 😴😴😴😴 they don’t ever ever mention it all ever ever…

  • Mxpx

    I live in Nottingham so I’m going down after work (Sat in the forrest end Ashley gets nowt from me) my forrest supporting mates are all worried about how easily they concede goals and tbh I went to see them in the last round of the league cup against Bury they conceded so easily in the 2nd minute to a set piece so I think we will get chances really just depends on whether we take them

    • Kenny

      The Hoss will get a hat trick 🐎

      • Leazes.

        You do know it’ll be a complete team of reserves don’t you?

        • Kenny

          I certainly do

    • WildBill

      Do you have any recommendation for pre and post match pubs? Any info appreciated. Our train gets there right at 5.

  • Damon Horner

    I wonder if this is the year Ashley lets us have a cup run 😂

    • Kenny

      No

    • Leicester Mag

      Ashleys the cup equivalent of Imodium

  • 5floorshigh

    they will obviously have no choice but to deploy the ‘parking bus’ tactics what with the gulf in talent between the two teams, so looking forward to seeing the Toon have 80-90% possession………???

  • East Durham Mag

    What will be will be but “hordes of big fat Geordies” ? Last time i was out in Nottingham i turned like i would for a night in the Toon and Nottingham was like that cafe in Mos Eisley space ….a freak show.

    • Wor Lass

      It used to have the biggest proportion of women to men of any town in Britain.

      • Leicester Mag

        One reason I moved to the Midlands 😁. May have been true at one time.

        Ps Missus is from Leicester so plan A failed 😏

        • Kenny

          You’re lucky, my wife tells everyone she married below her station, problem is she did 😃

      • Kenny

        Half of Nottingham & Derby have a bit of Geordie in them, so the rumour goes

      • Leazes.

        it’s not true, complete myth, there are more men than women….old wives tale.

      • Brian Standen

        I went to college in Derby in 82 – everyone knew 6 girls to every bloke in Nottingham hence we hardly drank in Derby
        It also has England’s finest Punk Rock bar – Foreman’s- I will be going in tomorrow

        • Wor Lass

          The Yates`s Winelodge used to have a string quartet – a bit different from the Spit and Vomit back then.

      • Billmag

        Ten to one I heard.

  • Big Hairy Man

    Does anyone give a toss what their fans are saying?

    • Leazes.

      I’m not deeply hurt, but the hoard of ‘fat ugly Georges’ must grate with Mad Mick Edmundson and his entourage.

      • Wor Lass

        What`s the crack about Mick Edmondson?

        • Leazes.

          Its Monkseaton’s name

          Brian met him for a pint after the game…. he owns the bookshop called the back page near the Ground…. (opposite where the old Newcastle Arms was close to Rosie’s Bar).

          You can see the flare for accountancy in his lack of returns too.

          • Kenny

            I know it well, I may pop in tomorrow as I’m in town.

          • Leazes.

            He’s not there… he’s meeting Brian in Nottingham

          • Kenny

            I’m a bit suspicious on that

          • Leazes.

            Have a look on Mad Micks twitter page he’s on tour with his son taking in cricket

            @MadMickToonDJ

          • Kenny

            Had a look, pretty scary

          • Leazes.

            the word ‘pretty’ shouldn’t be used.

          • Kenny

            👍🏻

          • Leazes.

            Did you notice he gets tweets from Richard Keys?

          • Kenny

            I exited as soon as I looked at the pic, but I’ll go back

          • Leazes.

            False trail…I blame Standen

          • Brian Standen

            I do to

          • Wezza

            Either way MM is a troll. He claimed Rafa still gets every penny after that last window. Pure trolling.

          • Brian Standen

            So am I ?

          • Leicester Mag

            Hardly see how his stance would help the business.

          • Leazes.

            Have you seen the books he sells…..?

          • Wor Lass

            Surely that`s not the same Mike Edmondson who ran the away supporters travel club. I knew him years ago and couldn`t believe he`d be such a prat. He`s a good Walker lad!

          • Kenny

            I think leazes was a detective & I mean a real one

          • Wor Lass

            Did you mean to say defective? Damned productive text!

          • Kenny

            I mean like a Met detective.

          • Scott Robinson

            A bit like Inspector Clouseau but he’ll get there in the end

          • Brian Standen

            Its def not – I remember Mick from the Idols days – Monk Mag is def not him.
            I think Leazes lives in a dimension of suspicion and fantasy.
            I absolutely give you my word Monk Mag is not him

          • East Durham Mag

            Got to admit having just read a few tweets i doubt thats Monksatan.

          • Wor Lass

            I thought not. Mike`s a great guy. A good footballer back in the day and he`s done his bit for youngsters at Wallsend. Phew!

          • Leazes.

            That’s official then ‘great guy’ not MM.

          • Wor Lass

            There`s no way it`s him. you need to get down to the Three bulls and scope him out.

          • Leazes.

            Not keen….what does he look like?

          • Billmag

            He’s stuck in his room with no windows and just a laptop.

          • Leazes.

            its true

          • Superdooperhooper

            Idols ? Chavs bar. Load of scallies like ashley drank in there . And you defend Monk and his idiotic ramblings about accounts ?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Go away

          • Brian Standen

            You are way off the mark. I know who mad mick is but to think he is Monkseaton Mag is so far left field!
            The buses Monk puts or put on were from the coast and Shields!
            Tell you what Mr Leazes if you come after next home game to Peppers introduce yourself I will clue you further!
            Mick Edmondson did or does indeed have something to do with the backpage but Monk Mag certainly does not!

          • Kenny

            Will you go when Rafa leaves ?

          • Brian Standen

            You know what I never thought I would say this , but would seriously think long and hard! What tin pot manager would we end up with? It’s a frightening thought – best answer I can give

          • Leazes.

            Darn It was a good go though…. fitted most of the criteria…. he takes in non league matches too!

            Right
            more clues…. I’ll find the beggar

            What is his initials?

          • Brian Standen

            Howay. I can’t do that.
            I could give a couple of clues but will seek his permission first!
            For all you lot dislike him he really is ok, exciteable maybe but ok! His opinion differs to mine but nowt wrong with that

          • Leazes.

            Is it DC

          • Brian Standen

            No

          • Billmag

            He might be a so called troll Brian 😀😀.

          • Brian Standen

            Indeed

          • Squintytoonarmy

            That puts paid to that Jezzas theory that the Monk is one of those brothers from Manchester. As we’ve chatted before he knows too much info about obscure matches – I even reckon he could be ex- Bender squad.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Exactly Monkseaton is mental but he’s most certainly not from Manchester. A think there made up

  • Andy Mac

    Abuse from opposing fans ? Who’d have thought ? 🤔

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Remember when we took seven thousand down there the day we got relegated there were fences at the time and after the match a couple of thousand went on the pitch and the battle lasted a good fifteen minutes. One Forest fan would not give up fair play to him.

    • Brian Standen

      Is that the one when a certain big mouth manager got a slap from an unruly toon ruffian?

    • Squintytoonarmy

      What year was that? i was there late eighties when we had the lower tier of the stand up to the halfway line then invaded the pitch at the end and fought with their tier opposite. It wasn’t a relegation year though. The relegation year last game was Man Utd away – there was a mass sit down in the away end. The crowd wasn’t much over 30-35k and fans ask where we were when we were shyte.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Remember the Man Utd game as at the end we had a minutes silence for a fan who was killed at Wimbledon when we got beat four nil. I went to the funeral it was rugby fans who killed him. The next day seventeen people were shot in Monkseaton one died in my street and the coppers said run. Will track that Forest game down but was a bad one.

        • Squintytoonarmy

          Correct – killed by rugby league fans. I’m sure some of the Gremlin squad were going to seek retribution. You sure it was after Wimbledon?

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Yes as we lost four nil I got the train back as had to go to a wedding of all places Roker Park that night and was a bit late up the next morning and glad I was as a dead body at the end of my street and seventeen shot. That Nottingham game by the way we were bottom of the league most of the season but must have stayed up must have been 1986 – 87.

  • Leicester Mag

    Used to work with a Forrest fan who was still moaning about the 1974 cup tie into the 2000s. Strange bunch.

    • Wor Lass

      Trelford Mills? That was 25 years ago!

      • Brian Standen

        Trelford Mills was v Brighton. Leicester Mag is referring to 1974 pitch invasion

        • Milburn_Taylor

          when we were young.

        • Wor Lass

          I was talking about fans going on about injustices for decades after the event. Trelford Mills is our “go to guy”! Sort of a comparison but I didn`t make myself clear.

        • Billmag

          I was in the Leazes end and my mate nearly got trampled on in the rush, had to pick him up still talk about it to this day says I saved his life 😀😀, went to Everton for the replay someone might be able to correct me was it on a Thursday night.

          • Brian Standen

            Two replays at Goodision Park, second one we won 1-0 on a Thursday indeed

          • Billmag

            Cheers Brian that’s the one I went to.

          • Brian Standen

            The 4-3 game I was in the A Wing paddock – my dad took me home when their 3rd went in!

          • Billmag

            In them days you could go to different parts of the ground sometimes I liked the paddocks and sometimes behind the goal, I once parked behind the Leazes end Brian never ever did it again when I got back to the car it was covered in spit and phlegm took me two hours to clean it no wonder it was easy to park.

        • Leicester Mag

          Indeed was there as a 7 yr old. Mum went nuts when we got home!

      • Ian Carrington

        And still waiting for an apology

    • Davey drape

      surely if we hadn’t beat them in 74 then they would have kept their manager a lot longer & never get Cloughie. should they not be thanking us instead of hating us?

    • Ian Carrington

      Yes some of us have long memories. Years later I bought a program at your place while following Forest away and there was an article in it about that 74 disgrace. The article sited that game as an example of your sides never give up attitude and what a great comeback it was? It didn’t bother to mention that before the invasion and assault of our players by Newcastle”fans” forest were coasting to victory. The Ref should have abandoned the game at that point. The gutless FA should then have awarded the game to us and banned Newcastle from the following years competition. Yes we are a ” strange bunch”, we have a sense of fair play.

  • Scott Robinson

    I’ll bring it up. The ’74 Fa Cup pitch invasion also had a lot to do with them hurling bricks from the Gallowgate end onto the road below and a lot wanted to get stuck into them just for that, even my dad! Some getting into them from the Gallowgate corner and they wouldn’t be involved. It was the last game my Dad went to as he was sickened by the Police on horses abusing fans queuing for the Forest tickets. The queue was down to where John Lewis’s shop is now and that was an hour before the ticket office opened at the Leazes. And it was 10 deep. A mass run when the ticket office opened didn’t help.

    So for any one into statistics…! They had 3 chances and drew 1 and lost 2. Their fans were outnumbered 2 to 1 in the replays, though we had the furthest to travel by probably 100 miles. So we deserved to go through. The best one is that they had 15,000 in the Gallowgate. The other time they turned up in reasonable numbers was when they were top and we were relegated and they had the east stand paddock and seats above next to the Leazes end, think they won 2-0 midweek game. Saw some of their minibuses turned over. Was at Forest when they had won the League Cup and Clough brought the cup around the pitch. He went on record to say he was disgusted at the abuse from one section of the ground! Forest never struck me as a big club even when they were European Champions. A bit like Boro if they had won the same.

    • Squintytoonarmy

      That takes me back the 2-0 midweek game. We played Liverpool at home the same week and lost that one 2-0 as well. One of the games Mark Mghee and Mike Larnarch made their debuts. It was around Xmas 1977.

      • Cockneytrev

        Lanarch,, my god, I forgot about him,,,
        We’ve had some poor player,,
        Another one from that era,, Graham Oates,, looked like a player,, but was awful..

    • BanJones

      That was the coldest queue i’ve ever been in and the match probably the one that got me hooked for life – fantastic!

  • Paul Cannell

    Nott’m Forest and Newcastle United fans are friends.

    • Squintytoonarmy

      Correct – one of their top lads, I think he is called Boatsey used to come up and watch NUFC. Forest hate the Mackems

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Was not called he is another bloke that but he had a season ticket for Newcastle United for many years not sure if he still goes but met him on a number of occasions. Got a banning order and he was in book Terrace Legends.

  • Scottie Chugger Dearden

    I hate Ian Woan!

  • gallowgate26

    They’re definitely in the, ‘ we won something 40 years ago, so are a big club’ bracket.. What an utter bunch of deluded clowns this lot are every year.

    • Carbine

      Imagine what we might have been able to win if we had Brian Clough? They certainly had their moments with him on a shoestring.