Nottingham Forest fans have been having their say after beating Newcastle United on Wednesday night.
Predictably, very happy with their team’s performance and the result.
However, as well as wanting to talk about their own club and players, the Nottingham Forest fans are also very keen to talk about the opposition and the coverage from Sky Sports.
For once the commentators and pundits on Sky Sports spoke generally very well about the underlying problems at Newcastle United, Forest fans upset that this supposedly distracted from the efforts of their own team.
Always a bit of a needle with Forest, as was evidenced when in the Championship two seasons ago, that 70s pitch invasion not easily forgotten or forgiven!
We understand Rafa wanting to protect the players but he didn’t really achieve anything by claiming Newcastle were anything but awful last night, only the penalty decision really could be pointed to as something that should have gone in our favour.
He has certainly got the Forest fans reacting…
Comments from Nottingham Forest fans via their top Forest Forum message board:
‘What do Newcastle deserve?
What have they ever down to earn respect?
Attracting 50.000 gormless yokels every other week who’ve got nothing better to do doesn’t make them „deserving“ of anything.
Success in football is earned. Respect in football is earned. Trophies are earned, not handed out like Haribo.
Maybe those Newcastle players should have shown some respect to the Match officials at the final whistle, eh?
Oh and whilst you’re there lads, take a look at that list of Trophies proudly displayed inside the City Ground. Each one, earned.’
‘Anyone know who Rafa’s dealer is please?
The fact he said they were the better side and controlled the game confirms that is some pretty potent sh.. he’s on.’
‘Rafa is a Spanish Allardyce.
Plays sh.. football and is always moaning, yet gets no heat from either fans or the media.’
‘I thought it a nice bonus having invested in a Sky Sports day pass.
Just to have them whining about why poor massive Newcastle haven’t spent enough money.’
‘The whole punditry was so geared up against Forest despite Psycho and Prutton being there. They kept banging on about how much we’d spent, how fu..ing ace the Newcastle fans are and how long such a deserving club hasn’t won a trophy.’
‘They can concentrate on getting relegated now.’
‘Off to bed now. I might just watch that back tomorrow. If only for the joy of the dashed Newcastle spirits.’
‘Spanish waiter reckons they controlled the game.’
‘As for the fat Spanish waiter, I know he needs to keep his players heads up, but fu.. me, he doesn’t half talk some sh…
Lastly, if Perez had put as much effort in during the game as he did trying to confront the referee the Toon might have had more than one shot on goal all night.
‘I think the Ashley hating has endeared Rafa more to the fans and bought more time that’s for sure.
They were awful tonight (albeit against a forest side that played well).
He did well finishing them in 10th last season but he really is a whinging tw..’
‘Just got in. Can’t sleep. Absolutely lost my sh.. when Cash goal went in, I think I punched my mate full in the face.
What a game of football. Fu.. Newcastle as well.’
‘It felt so undeserved when they equalised in stoppage time with their first shot on target, but Forest weren’t going to stand for that sort of nonsense. Incredible end to the game.’
‘Over 2600 from Newcastle apparently.
That’s seriously strong for a midweek League Cup game that’s on Sky!’
‘Went to the game, with the negative undertones of late, no harm in waxing lyrical about this performance.
Underpinned by the spine I thought…Although Newcastle didnt graft as hard as the likes of Birmingham, thought we schooled them in the art of playing football.
Thoroughly deserved win, thought Carvalho was the best player on the park, no mean feat against premiership opposition, he is gonna be a top top player for this club.
Great atmosphere for 13k. Great to be the talk of the league cup again this year.’
‘It’s a joy to watch a Forest team with that fighting spirit and battling qualities again.
All in it together until the very end.’
‘Some great performances out there tonight, the hef certainly more than staked his claim for start on Saturday. I’m sure dias will kick on now, just please don’t play Watson/colback together anymore please Aitor.’
‘Hefele may have been MOM but take a bow Daryl Murphy.
I thought we were excellent tonight. Hopefully we can take this performance forwards and whilst we might not hit these heights consistently for a while, do enough to silence the critics and start winning in the league.’
‘Where the fu.. was Perez going anyway?
If Steele hadn’t made contact he was only heading the ball to the corner flag and was running that way too.’
‘It was a really positive performance, and the sort of performance I wanted to see from a Karanka side.
We didn’t offer Newcastle any real opportunities, even their goal was a half chance and their first shot on target.
We didn’t create masses of chances ourselves but we definitely had opportunities to score, far more than Newcastle. We worked hard as a team and looked organised and fit. Having a dominant, tall centre back makes a huge difference.
Even if we didn’t score the 2nd and 3rd goals and went out on penalties, I would have been pretty chuffed with that performance.
Absolute night and day to Saturday.
Well done Forest.’
‘Benitez is delusional
Bad sign for him’
Stats from BBC Sport:
Nottingham Forest 3 Newcastle United 1
Newcastle: Rondon 90+2
Forest: Murphy 2, Cash 90+4, Dias 90+7
Possession was Forest 46% Newcastle 54%
Total shots were Forest 11 Newcastle 10
Shots on target were Forest 7 Newcastle 1
Corners were Forest 5 Newcastle 3
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Crowd: 13,942 (3,000 Newcastle)
Darlow, Sterry, Schar, Fernandez (Perez 69), Clark, Kenedy, Atsu, Ki, Longstaff, Muto (Murphy 77), Joselu (Rondon 82)
Elliot, Diame, Yedlin, Dummett