Build-Up To The New Season – Nottingham Forest

Team; Nottingham Forest

Nickname; The Reds

Founded; 1865

Manager; Philippe Montanier

Stadium Name; City Ground

Stadium Capacity; 30,445

Major Honours; (1) First Division, (3) Second Division, (2) F.A Cup, (4) League Cup, (2) European Cup, (1) UEFA Super Cup

Main Rivals; Derby, Notts County

Biggest Win Against Brighton; 4-0 (August 1950, September 1982)

Biggest Defeat Against Brighton; 2-1 (Febuary 2007, May 2014, April 2016)

Last Meeting; Forest 1-2 Brighton (April 2016)

When Do They Play Brighton; Friday 12th August (The AMEX), Saturday 4th March (City Ground)

 

Players To Watch;

Goalkeeper; Dorus de Vries

Defender; Michael Mancienne

Midfielder; Henri Lansbury

Striker; Britt Assombalonga

 Forest have been on a downwards spiral ever since their take over by the Al-Hasawi family, and this season is expected to be another dismal one. Excuses can be made last season, as the club were under a transfer embargo which hindered their ability to attract players, as well as the loss of their centre forward Assombalonga in pre-season, meaning they had to borrow from the Seagulls for Chris O’Grady. They do have good players in their ranks, namely Lansbury and Jamie Ward but a group of 3/4 players can’t carry the weight of an entire team, and if one or two get injured, it’s going to be a long season for the Reds.

Last Season’s Finish; 16th

Predicted Finish; 19th

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