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

Best of Vital Network

Recent Bristol City Articles

Championship Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions?

51 Clubs Receive EFL Family Excellence Award - 2016/17

The Football League have recognised a record 51 clubs in the 2016/17 Family Excellence Awards.

Officials - Brighton v Bristol City (29/4/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Brighton and Bristol Rovers this Saturday.

Vital Preview - Championship, 28th-29th April 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the penultimate round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

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)

Brighton & Hove Albion v Bristol City
Suggested By:
Bristol City win0%
Brighton win0%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Bristol City Results (view all)

Bristol City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 5:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.luigi BCFC7
The Vital Football Members League