At Nottingham Forest, things are not looking promising. Since the club were put under a ‘transfer embargo’ late last year, things at the club have just got even more worrying for Nottingham Forest fans.

Stuart Pearce Sacked

Fawaz Al-Hasawi (Club chairman) saw it fit to depart with former playing legend Stuart Pearce just less than eight months into his managerial career at Nottingham Forest. Speculation has ‘died down’ after Ben Osborn netted a ‘scorcher’ against arch-rivals Derby County. However, Pearce’s job was soon back under threat after losing back-to-back, against Fulham when Nottingham Forest went 3-0 down after a first half hat-trick from Ross McCormack. Forest did fight back, but still lost the game 3-2. Forest then lost 1-0 to Millwall after a poor headed pass to Dorus De Vries from McLaughlin was intercepted and the ball was slotted home neatly in the 84th minute.

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Dougie Freedman Appointed

Just over an hour after the sacking of Pearce was announced, Dougie Freedman was appointed as his successor. Freedman also had a playing history at the club. Furious fans took to Twitter to show their anger, which then resulted in fans sending violent messages towards Club Owner & Chairman Al-Hasawi. Freedman’s first game as manager will be an away trip to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday 7th February.

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Chief Executive Resigns

Chief Executive of Nottingham Forest, Paul Faulkner then resigned the next morning. His reason for resignation were because he had not been approached in any way about appointing Dougie Freedman. Many Forest supporters were truly ‘disgusted’ by this act of ‘selfishness’.

Al-Hasawi accused of debt

Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony took to Twitter to show his frustration at what he named “a certain Championship club” have not payed owed add-ons for a player they bought in the summer. This club is understood to be Nottingham Forest, and the player being Britt Assombalonga. This is what MacAnthony had to say:

“Ok Posh fans, there wont be any incoming signings today but that has nothing to do with players having to leave etc, the real reason is due to a certain championship club failing to make an agreed large payment (not thousands btw) last week on plyr (a player) they bought from us. This same club did this to us in August & now again. Truthfully its a disgrace & their chairman is the same. It has put us last minute in a terrible predicament which I shall now fix & once loan window opens, we shall bring in a couple of players to help the squad.”

The Peterborough Chairman went on to make claims that it is “shambles”  the Football League allow this to happen. Fawaz Al-Hasawi then took to Twitter himself to ensure supporters that any outstanding debts will be paid for.


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