A frustrating afternoon to start the new season. Despite a reasonable amount of huff and puff, Forest never really looked like scoring, and fortunately Barnsley could not capitalise on their half chances either. A new manager brought a new formation, but has not yet been able to magic up a centre forward or a left back:
The manager said that he learned nothing new from the game, and neither did we: we need a centre forward, we could do with a bit more craft and guile (as George Boateng eloquently pointed out after the match), Chris Cohen can play left-back but doesn’t look that happy there, and Goldie is the new scapegoat. Oh yeah, and hearing fans boo a 0-0 draw on opening day makes you want to cry into your beer.