I think it’s fair to say only those with a Stoke City outlook on life would suggest that Nottingham Forest didn’t do enough to take all three points last Saturday.
As it was, we went into the November international break with only a point to show for our efforts in the Championship clash, but with the visitors to the City Ground showing improvements in recent weeks, it was always going to be a tough game.
The main difference, of course, was England goalkeeper Jack Butland who thwarted our best efforts at him.
Not sure about my start… but frustrated not to get 3 points, was a good game and great atmosphere!
— Joe Lolley (@JLolley23) November 10, 2018
Taking to social media after the match, Joe Lolley’s rise to a clear fan favourite continued as he spoke about his disappointment at not taking maximum points from the tie, and in admitting he didn’t have the best of starts to the game, he won more praise for his honesty.
Well done Joe.
Certainly wasn't for the want of trying, you played really well second half
— Superreds (@superreds1973) November 10, 2018
Worked your way into the game Joe and you would have scored against any other keeper in our division. Keep it going mate!
— Peter Frogson (@PeterFrogson) November 10, 2018
Can’t do it every game Joe. Keep striving towards though. We’re right behind you #ain’tnobody
— ScottE (@29Eley) November 10, 2018
Had the better chances,just needed to take one. Rest that ankle up now.
— Rocky ???? (@123inger) November 10, 2018
You'd have scored that goal against any other keeper in the league. Unlucky man!
— Sam (@Last_Orders_) November 10, 2018
You can't carry us every week Joe.
Still the most talented player we have
— Tuggers 80 (@277Grt) November 11, 2018
Better performance all over the pitch and you played well again if we can keep this going we will be in the mix come the end of the season that's a fact have a good couple of weeks off ????
— Alex Havill (@BlimpLord) November 10, 2018
No one can fault u for trying Joe keep your chin up pal and good things will come????
— carl andrew grayson (@carlandrewgray1) November 10, 2018
We remain in the hunt for the Play-Off spots though and come the end of the season given the quality Stoke boast in areas of their squad, I think hindsight will have made this one a good point.