STUFF

GAME 26 JANUARY 14 2017 BOREMINGHAM 0 FOREST 0

The game itself was very much a sideshow. While the main event carved out its grisly progress elsewhere, Sideshow Bob and his crew put on a performance which, though satisfactory in parts, did little to lift the prevailing dampness. They didn't play badly. They could easily have won against a Boremingham side which looked disjointed and uncertain, and showed defensive fortitude when the going got tough. It was just that none of it seemed to matter. Despite the magnificent support from the away fans, the whole thing ended up being neither disappointing nor uplifting. If it is remembered at all, it will be remembered only as Sideshow Bob's last match in charge, and even that significance is being blown away by the firestorm engulfing the big top.

I call him Sideshow Bob not out of disrespect, but because that is all he has ever been. He was hired under false pretences, given less and less to work with, and dismissed with contemptuous disregard for simple human dignity. Yes, we did not think he was the right man to get the best out of the team, but that was when we thought the Americans were bringing in Rowett. To sack him so peremptorily, with no replacement lined up, is simply stupid. But then we're used to stupid, aren't we?

And so the main event blunders on with the big top in flames and the audience running for their lives. The main event appears to consist of Fawaz scrabbling around trying to con some poor sap into helping him out of the desperate mess he has created. So far he's got Gary Brazil.

There'll be more of this. At the moment, it doesn't seem worth it.


OTHER STUFF

SEASON 2016/17
01 06.08.16 FOREST 4 BURTON DOWN 3
02 12.08.16 HOVE 3 FOREST 0
03 16.08.16 BENTFORD 1 FOREST 0
04 20.08.16 FOREST 4 WIGGUM 3
05 27.08.16 FOREST 3 LEED 1
06 11.09.16 VILLA 2 FOREST 2
07 14.09.16 ROTHERINGHAM 2 FOREST 2
08 17.09.16 FOREST 1 NORRIDGE 2
09 24.09.16 WENDIES 2 FOREST 1
10 27.09.16 FOREST 1 COTTAGING 1
11 01.10.16 BRISTOLS 2 FOREST 1
12 14.10.16 FOREST 3 BOREMINGHAM 1
13 18.10.16 BLACKBum 2 FOREST 1
14 22.10.16 FOREST 1 CAERDYDD 2
15 29.10.16 READING LADIES 2 FOREST 0
16 05.11.16 FOREST 1 Q. P. LADIES 1
17 19.11.16 DIPSWITCH 0 FOREST 2
18 25.11.16 BARNSLEH 2 FOREST 5
19 02.12.16 FOREST 2 NEWCASTLE 1
20 11.12.16 SHEEP 3 FOREST 0
21 14.12.16 FOREST 1 NOB END 1
22 17.12.16 FOREST 0 WONDERBRAS 2
23 26.12.16 UDDERSFEEL 2 FOREST 1
24 30.12.16 NEWCASTLE 3 FOREST 1
25 02.01.17 FOREST 0 BARNSLEH 1
26 14.01.17 BOREMINGHAM 0 FOREST 0









Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time; and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.