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Nottingham Forest 3 - Aston Villa 1

Friendly

The City Ground

4/8/12

Attendance: 3839 Villans

Referee: Attwell

Nottingham Forest
3 - 1
Aston Villa
McGugan (71, 85), Tudgay (77)
 
Bannan (73)
 
Venue: The City Ground
 
Attendance: 3839 Villans
The Teams
Camp
 
 
 
Guzan
 
 
Harding
 
 
78
 
Warnock
 
 
Collins
 
 
 
Vlaar
 
 
Halford
 
 
 
Clark
 
 
Moloney
 
 
74
 
Lowton
 
 
Gillett
 
 
65
 
El Ahmadi
 
 
Reid
 
 
73
 
Bannan
 
 
Guedioura
 
 
60
 
Ireland
 
 
Majewski
 
 
65
 
Holman
 
 
Miller
 
 
45
 
Delfouneso
 
 
45
Blackstock
 
 
74
 
N'Zogbia
 
 
Substitutes
Moussi/Cohen
 
 
65/
 
Given/Bent
 
 
45
Moussa/McGugan
 
 
65/60
 
Delph/Gardner
 
 
Darlow/Greening
 
 
/73
 
Lichaj
 
 
Lascelles
 
 
74
 
Stevens
 
 
McGoldrick
 
 
45
 
Carruthers
 
 
Tudgay/Freeman
 
 
74/78
 
Baker/Weimann
 
 
Derbyshire
 
 
 
Johnson
 
 
Game Statistics
Comments...
Confirmation and additional subs to follow.

Shouldn't read too much into the result, Forest only really got on top in the final 20 minutes, until then it had been all us and we had two goals disallowed (one very unfairly apparently).

Far better to get Lambert's first loss out of the way in preseason so he can learn from it and make the changes necessary so it doesn't happen too often in the season itself.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 4 2012

Time: 5:09PM

Your Comments

Terrible! Lambert Out!!
P.Avfc
lol P.Avfc..... How did Vlaar play... anythng positive?
MAT7_AVFC
Heard he made a few good tackles, interception and a key block but not really heard an overall verdict.
P.Avfc
Not reading anything into the result but the fact that forest scored 3 suggests Lambert needs to find his first choice back four and get them into shape pretty quickl.
AVbornandbred
Aaaaaaarh! It's ALL Bents fault, he should have passed to at least 20 players 100 times...;-)
koolbill
Players fitness is always key in these games, i would prefer a 3-1 loss than wining 31 and gettng more injuries tbh,looking at that squad we must be honest and say we need at least 2 or 3 more experianced players if Lambert is to d anyhting this seaso.
ClivetheVillan
nevermind, im sure lambert will sort it out, agreed we need a few more players, hopefully that will happen. was interesting to see chelsea and west ham lose by the same score, bad day for prem league teams lol
Matt_the_Villain
Forget about the disallowed goals, the records will show we only score one..... again! It is so obvious we need a quality striker, urgently. Come on PL, so far so good in the markets, lets not forget a striker pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee
Pride of Lions
Brighton 3 - 1 Chelsea at the moment, says it all really...Friendlies don't matter.
P.Avfc
Sorry to be negative but the youth will only ever take us forward as impact subs or good back up, we need more quality all round. Another experienced CB, a LB, a creative midfielder to replace Makoun (lets face it) and a STRIKER WHO SCORES please! Its clear as day we need more fire power
medzy
I'd rather keep Makoun medzy...What id El Ahmadi gets Injured, we would be back to last years poor midfield basically, he would be a good back up. I agree we need a creative deep Central midfielder, LB, CB and maybe a striker.
P.Avfc
Id rather keep Makoun too, not looking good though to be fair
medzy
its so painfully obvious that we need an all around striker! we just dont have one! bent is good at feeding on scraps and facing the goal. but with his back to the goal he is terrible! we need an intelligent striker who can be our robbie keane! its clear as day!!!!
avfcwills10
My choice for manager orchestrates a 3-1 win over the Champions Legaue winners on the same day we lose to a team from bottom half of the championship. Can't help thinking we haven't moved on since losing 2-0 to Derby in last year's pre-season. Lot of work to do and quickly - come on Lambo, let's get another decent defender and a forward in pronto.
onlyteaminthemids
onlyteaminthemids- with all due respect, thats complete rubbish. I get that its easy to get fearful about the coming season based on a pre-season defeat, but the comparison to this season and last is like night and day in terms of management, preparation and confidence from the players, manager and most of the fans. Plus, if this was the actual season I doubt we would see Chelsea losing to Brighton, or us losing to Forest for that matter. Poyet is a good manager, but I think Lambert is a better one, and that he will prove that to us all this season. Keep the faith, UTV
zigthevilla
Hope you're right Zig. My in-laws are all Forest fans and this has been a particularly painful week. Let's hope it's a one off.
onlyteaminthemids
 

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