Vital Football

Latest Bristol City News

Time To Beat Nottingham Forest?

Time To Beat Nottingham Forest?

On Saturday Nottingham Forest are the visitors to Ashton Gate and City will be hoping to get revenge after going down 1-0 at the City Ground earlier this season.

Forest are one of Sean O'Driscoll's old clubs, in fact Forest was his last job before joining the Robins on January 14th. But 'Nosey' as he was known in his Fulham days, lasted only five months in the hot seat at the City Ground before he was sacked after beating Leeds United 4-2.

In his time at Forest he brought in eleven players, but in his 26 games in charge, he won ten, drew nine and lost seven, giving him a win percentage of just 38, not enough for the owners, the Al Hasawi family.

Earlier this season, in fact the first league game of the season O'Driscoll was in charge at Forest when they came up against Bristol City, the home side won that game 1-0 and the goal was scored by one of O'Driscoll's new signings Adlene Guedioura.

On Saturday there is a very good chance that City could get the three points, Forest are going through something of a slump at the moment, they have won just once in their last seven games, losing four of them, including the last two against Birmingham City and Watford. There is also a question mark hanging over current manager, Alex McLeish's head over how much longer he will last in the job.

When it comes to past matches between the two clubs at Ashton Gate, the last time City had any joy in beating Forest was December 1974 when they pulled off a 1-0 win in the old Second Division.

All in all there have been 82 games between City and Forest over the years, the Robins have only recorded 14 wins with 38 wins going to Nottingham, and 30 games have ended all square.

With a bit of luck O'Driscoll should be able to lead City to Victory on Saturday taking Forest's current form into account, it may prove to be
McLeish's last game in charge, you never know.

One thing is for certain, it will be a cracking game as both sides are desperate for the points.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Andy999
Date:Monday February 4 2013
Time: 1:41PM

Comments

0
McLeish is not popular and the pressure is building on him, he was just the same at villa and by coincidence, nobody liked him there either
Throbbing Rod
04/02/2013 14:14:00
0
There had better be some loan signings coming in, we need help at the back, a midfielder and Albert wont be able to score enogh to keep us up when he comes back into the side
Runway
04/02/2013 14:17:00
0
If noone comes in on loan then i think we are very near to going down definatly
Billy The Fish
04/02/2013 14:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Bristol City Articles

Football League - Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 21 at 9am.

Match Day Officials v Fulham (22/2/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Fulham this Wednesday.

Vital Preview - Championship, 21st-22nd Feb 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with a few games this midweek. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Technology For The Championship In 2017/18

On Thursday the Football League confirmed that there was now an agreement in principle for the introduction of goal-line technology from the start of the 2017/18 season.

Archived Vital Bristol City Articles

Vital Bristol City articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Bristol City
Write For Vital Bristol City
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City v Fulham
Suggested By:
Bristol City win100%
Fulham win0%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 31 19 4 8 61 7
4 Reading 32 18 6 8 60 6
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 32 17 7 8 58 11
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 31 13 8 10 47 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
15 Brentford 31 10 7 14 37 -1
16 Q.P.R. 32 10 7 15 37 -11
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 32 9 7 16 34 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 32 7 9 16 30 -9
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Bristol City Results (view all)

Bristol City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 22 2017 8:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.luigi BCFC4
Write for Vital Football