Radio 5 commentary team making a big thing of Swansea's win at Reading, and congratulating them for turning around a 5 goal deficit on the averages, compared to Forest. Little or no Credit given to our part in this dramatic turn around. Forest spent most of the season in play offs position and miss out (7th place) by 1 goal.
Get used to it,brentford loss at weekend was due to them having an off day, not our resolute performance
For the whole of this season I'd been dreading this fixture - 95% of my in laws are Forest fans. They'd been quick to take the piss earlier in the season. I thought they'd be relegating us...never could I have imagined that we'd be the ones to dump them out of the play offs(with a bit of help from Swansea)! Wow, just wow!!!👍👍👍
Post by chuffedstokie on Jul 22, 2020 21:22:29 GMT
Just in from work, missed all the fun, bollocks, but hey this is fantastic. Live in Wales, welsh mate on my shift a lifelong Leeds fan, chuck the other lot into the ring and I'm probably the most popular guy in the building at the moment. My Stoke shirt will be on display tomorrow and as proud as ever.
It's turned out ok in the end! No-one wanted the Stoke job when Hughes was sacked. In fact Hughed said 'who else is going to do this job'? The club was in freefall and total turmoil. Lambert was appointed as about 6th choice when it was clear every man and his dog thought the Stoke job was a poisoned chalice - and most people didn't want him here either. Lambert was outed after 4 months following relegation. Rowett arrived as a shining light with all his Championship knowhow and was sacked in under 8 months. Enter Nathan Jones after his success with fast paced attacking football at Luton. He and Stoke belly flopped and we nosedived to our worst start to a season for over a century. With 8 points from 14 games at the start of this season, we were through the ropes and heading straight down to Division 1. It was absolutely tortuous and the experiment with Jones ended with him sacked after less than 10 months in the job. And many thought that was way too long! In came Rory as caretaker for 1 game after which he looked 'wrecked'! Still nobody would touch us with the proverbial barge pole. 28 out of work managers and a few employed ones were not in the slightest interested. And then up popped Michael O'Neill, who many predicted would fail. Many Stokies were none the least impressed with his insistence on fulfilling his Northern Ireland international obligations let alone his club management credentials. Under M'ON we then accumulated 48 points from 31 games and safety - which from a almost 'drowned and out' position could have returned 71 points over a full season - which would have indeed got us into the play-offs! At last we have a guiding light and safe hands through whom we can all start to rebuild our self-respect and begin to enjoy our football again. There's lots still to do but survival under the manager this time round has been a truly remarkable achievement. And Nathan Jones clearly left Luton on good terms and was re-appointed just in time to save them from relegation too. That also was an amazing effort. The signs at Stoke are now encouraging for the first time in 3+ years and I trust in the manager to keep moving us forward. Thank you Michael.
ps - bloody brilliant performance to a man last night!!