The chairman Nicholas Randall has become somewhat of a cult figure this summer after the eight signings we have made over the last couple of months.
It has become a common sight for fans to see the man sitting on the left-hand side in photos when a new player signs their contract for the cameras.
Yesterday, Randall decided to sit on the right-hand side when announcing Ryan Yates’ new contract, and faux outrage ensued from fans on Twitter:
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) July 5, 2018
I don’t feel comfortable with Randall being on the right
— Sam (@swzd_) 5 July 2018
Distressing and utterly disgraceful
— ???????? Owen ???????? (@_TotallyTobias) 5 July 2018
Never had this in fuzzy’s day #WeWantHimOnTheLeft
— Pete Atkinson (@acho13) 5 July 2018
Is it new signings Randall sits to the right and new contracts he sits to the left?
— Sam Juffs (@SamuelJuffs) 5 July 2018
— matt wheeler (@mattwheelerdj) 5 July 2018
What is Yates doing on Randall’s seat?
— #UruguayNoMa ???????? (@BrianCIough) 5 July 2018
Yates: I’m signing this contract.
Randall: But that’s my seat.
— .::AJ (@ajhuxlee) 5 July 2018
He sits where he wants, he sits where he waaaanttsss, Ryan Yates, he sits where he wants.
— Chris B (@WBacky) 5 July 2018
Need to retake that photo lol
— Christopher Wallace (@chriswallace125) 5 July 2018
Well done Yatesy, you moved the cardboard cutout.
— Nick (@nikos787) 5 July 2018
Going by supporters’ reaction though, he may want to re-consider sitting back on the left-hand side when Lewis Grabban’s signature is finalised! Kidding aside, the regularity of which we have seen the chairman alongside a new signing this summer has been a very pleasant surprise.
The recruitment team have done excellent work so far this summer, and it’s now up to Aitor Karanka and his staff to ensure the team gels quickly and gets off to a good start next campaign.