03/04: Preview: Nottingham Forest
by Matt Rowson
How did they do?
Well worth their play-off place, playing some good stuff for much of the season. Got a little over-excited when we beat them at the City Ground, unfortunately M1 complications meant that too few of our lot were there to see it...
How will they do?
At the time of writing, the traffic has all been in one direction. Paul Hart has done well in bringing through the kids, Dawson in particular looks a star, but his squad has lost experience and depth this summer in Scimeca, Brennan, Hjelde and Lester, this on top of the end of Huckerby's significant loan. Brennan in particular is revealing, having opted for what would appear to be at best a sideways move to Norwich. Forest's support is an asset when their tails are up but a millstone when things aren't going so well. Will do very well to make the play-offs again, and could slip back into the bottom half.
Forest as a shade of Crown Paint
Very regal, I'm sure. Even the poshest paint starts to peel after a while, though...