Nottingham Forest played out a scoreless draw with Stoke City on Saturday at the City Ground, but given the chance that fell to in-form Lewis Grabban in particular, it should’ve been all three.
It was far from a classic encounter and Forest will play better, but equally, we’ll be tested far more by better sides. We did do what we needed to though and come the end of the season it could be another valuable point with the side harbouring play-off hopes for 2018/19.
Stoke will undoubtedly be hugely thankful for the performance of England goalkeeper Jack Butland as he pulled off a number of saves late on to deny us all three points as we piled the pressure on in search of the winner – but the gilt-edged chance fell to nine goal Grabban but his normal composure failed and he ballooned the ball over.
Might not be a win but it’s another point and another clean sheet #nffc
— SteveC (@s831) November 10, 2018
Would have been 3-0 if it wasn’t for some awesome goalkeeping. Sick of all the international breaks though. Derby loose 3-0 all in all not a bad Saturday. #coyr
— Uk fine art???????????? (@lee_ludlow_art) November 10, 2018
I can’t believe we didn’t win this. We were outstanding credit there goalkeeper Jesus he had some work to do. Well done forest we another clean sheet ✅ and well played ???? going home a happy man ????????????????????????
— Kieron toudy NFFC ????????⚪️ (@KieronToulson) November 10, 2018
Not one for the history books boys
— alex (@oakes__) November 10, 2018
Was a good change, we became on top when he cane on
— Brandon (@BrandonG_H) November 10, 2018
And that ladies and gents is why we won’t go up this season. Top sides will nick a win whilst not playing at their best against an average #scfc team and Grabban should have scored 1 if not 2 to win it #NFFC
— Mike Wood (@mikewood77) November 10, 2018
Thought #scfc were better than average and will be in the mix by the end of the season. Forest played well second half and it was only two world class saves that stopped us 'nicking a win' the same way we did last week
Everyone has nil nil results occasionally, even best teams
— Garibaldi Red (@Ponderer33) November 10, 2018
I think on this one, it probably depends on where you sit when it comes to Aitor Karanka. Despite Stoke’s position they have tightened up and showed improvement lately so this was never going to be a walk in the park, but there will be a sense of disappointment – even allowing for Peter Crouch’s stoppage-time effort that Toby Figueiredo cleared from the line.
Unbeaten in four now and only a point off sixth spot.