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1 minute ago, JonDolman said:

This game feels massive. I know it's just one game but with a lot of fixtures coming up, I feel it's very important to win the first of them against a team just ahead of us and with a game in hand.

I hope we can improve our performances. We have to start playing better.

Especially at home!

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1 minute ago, JonDolman said:

This game feels massive. I know it's just one game but with a lot of fixtures coming up, I feel it's very important to win the first of them against a team just ahead of us and with a game in hand.

I hope we can improve our performances. We have to start playing better.

It's a 50/50 game. Pray to the football gods.

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5 minutes ago, ExiledAjax said:

Kalas injured.

What!  Is this another training ground injury, I don't think he had any injury in the last game, did he?  In any case that was two weeks ago. Edit it must have been when he played the international. Yet again another international injury.

 

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2 minutes ago, EstoniaTallinnRed said:

What!  Is this another training ground injury, I don't think he had any injury in the last game, did he?  In any case that was two weeks ago. Edit it must have been when he played the international. Yet again another international injury.

 

He didn't play in the internationals did he ?

But may have picked up the injury with them.

All speculation of course...

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2 hours ago, EstoniaTallinnRed said:

 Minus 2 is average for November but with this global warming the Winters have got warmer with the snow not arriving until after New Year..You should come, the Old Town is beautiful, we have lot's of tourist and cruise ships with up to 4,000 on board in the Spring and Summer. ATM the Christmas market is in full swing and it's looks even better in the dark. There are direct flights from Stansted and Gatwick, even Edinburgh is direct now all with Easyjet and Ryanair. I will see if I can get some photos but unfortunately I don't have any warm City clothes only a tee shirt. Our outer Winter garments have to be a lot warmer than the ones in the UK.  What is the current temperature in Bristol as I was looking at Points West yesterday and it said rain I think. 

Brought to you in association with the Estonian Tourist Board.

 

*I’m on my way!

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Just now, winsaw said:

A bit worried now I see the back line , was really hoping would not see Wright playing for us again, going to a busy afternoon for the other two covering for him, and that worries me also as its those sort of pressure games that make Baker do silly things, really hoping to be proved wrong,

Would have thought with Moore & Kalas missing it was ready made for us to play 4 at the back, and include Eliasson for once, not bring back Bailey Wright...

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6 hours ago, havanatopia said:

The Paleolithic Period is considered the earliest of human development. It extends from the first known use of stone tools by Homo the genus of the family Hominindae circa 2.5 million years ago to the end of the Pleistocene circa 11,650 years ago. Recent discoveries in a dry riverbed near to Lake Turkana in Kenya, however, challenges this date and points toward a discovery close to a million years before. 

Fast forward to November 2017 and Evangelos Marinakis, the owner of Forest, receives the Lloyds List "Greek Shipping Personality of the Year" Award at a special ceremony in Athens. Nigel Lowry of Lloyd's List said Marinakis was the "outstanding candidate" for the award and noted his $1 billion investment in fleet capacity in 2017, his "dynamic dealmaking" in the shipping sector, as well as a range of other activities across philanthropy, sports and media.

Since 2015 both Marinakis and Olympiacos, his other club, have received awards by the NGO ‘Elpida’ for financial support in the provision of new medical equipment, for bone marrow donations and for the donation of Olympiacos tickets. Admirable.

In 2018 he was awarded by the Municipality of Piraeus a special award in recognition of his contribution to Local Government. He was born in Piraeus in 1967 took over his Father's shipping business which, at the time, was 7 tankers and has built it into a very large business today.

In the world's largest shipping publication, Tradewinds, Marinakis was responding to accusations of mixing business and politics after being elected Mayor of Piraeus. He said that he can see no reason why someone with a strong record in business cannot get into politics, "calling that stance "Paleolithic logic". "I am not afraid to be involved in politics, because I have no business with the Greek state" he said. Since the elections, he undertook the construction of squares, parks, children's playgrounds and sports facilities, at his own cost, as the municipality of Piraeus lacks the necessary funds due to the economic crisis. 

Marinakis' 'hunter gatherer' analogy is an interesting one. He has built his shipping empire into a hugely successful and profitable business expanding it from the 7 tankers when he took over from his father to more than 70 today. Interesting then that he would wish to risk all of that by carrying more than two tonnes of heroin on one of his oil tankers; Prosecutors in the port city of Piraeus said he still faced these "very serious charges" connected to a 2014 investigation. Does Greece's 'Paleolithic Man' live rigidly to that principle come what may or is he being framed by disenfranchised politicians or spurned ex business partners in a twisted yet motivated reason for revenge? He has previously been cleared of match fixing in Greece. It is troublesome for Nottingham Forest that their owner is accused of serious crimes. For their sake let us hope these are without foundation. If that does not come to pass the club could be looking at yet another sale. In the meantime excitement gathers over the club's recently unveiled plans to turn the City Ground into a 38,000 all seater arena. But will it happen before or after his tenure?289071301_Paleo5.thumb.jpg.e620a5de6368ab3135dd6fe1d819cfa9.jpg

 

Mr Marinakis has previously claimed to have been the "victim of a plot", and when he bought Nottingham Forest in 2017 , said opponents were "jealous" of his success with Olympiakos, who have won the Greek Super League seven times since he bought them in 2010.

Under the Greek legal system, the initial step in a case sees a judge make a recommendation to a public prosecutor on whether a case should be pursued. Marinakis has not yet been before a judge.

Warburton, O'Neill and now Frenchman Lamouchi have all served under Marinakis. Sabri Lamouchi has had fairly limited managerial experience and actually started out in 2012 as national manager of Ivory Coast. The Elephants qualified for the 2014 World Cup, ranked 23rd at the time; the highest in Africa, and started their group games with a 2–1 victory over Japan. That was followed by a 2–1 loss to group favourites Colombia. And on his last game as Ivory Coast's manager, he and his team lost 2–1 to Greece and were eliminated from the World Cup. Perhaps Marinakis felt sorry for him! He followed a brief and initially successful spell with Rennes by joining Forest in June of this year.

With Fulham winning last night we see City again out of the top 6. A win today, therefore, would be very welcome to get back inside and push Forest out at the same time.

Roll on City.

 

Abridged version.  Demis Rousoss lookalike has dodgy dealings hanging over him.....

 

 

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33 minutes ago, EstoniaTallinnRed said:

What!  Is this another training ground injury, I don't think he had any injury in the last game, did he?  In any case that was two weeks ago. Edit it must have been when he played the international. Yet again another international injury.

 

McGregor reports that Kalas is at the ground, on his feet, signing autographs for the kids up in the Lansdown. From that I'd gamble that it's a minor knock and a precautionary rest. 

 

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