With some disappointing results for Nottingham Forest and manager Aitor Karanka in recent weeks, the Norwich City capitulation will probably stand out for many fans, the media whipped his future into a frenzy with claims of the dressing room being lost and even though others in the press reported that players had dismissed those suggestions, it led to an uncomfortable few days.
There was also the Championship clash with table toppers Leeds United to consider on New Year’s Day, but in many ways if the players wanted to send a message of their own, it couldn’t have been better timed as we battled to a deserved 4-2 victory on the afternoon.
During the 90 minutes the fans made their thoughts known to the gaffer and when he took to social media following the game to send his own message back, that simply became a second opportunity to do the same.
A simple selection are below.
I’ve never known the fans so united behind one manager! Keep up the great work boss – we love you here ????????
— Raul Naylor (@notttmfails) January 1, 2019
Love you jefe! You have brought the pride back to Forest. I hope you are here for a good few years to come. Enjoyed your celebrations too! Feliz Ano Nuevo!!!!????⚪️❤️Now go and get a celebratory drink. You deserve it! ????????
— Debs (@deblee_smith) January 1, 2019
Happy new year boss we want you to stay #NFFC
— Jake Whalin (@jakeleewhalin) January 1, 2019
Take Forest up for Us! Happy New Year from New York City!
— Nottingham Forest NYC (@nffcNYC) January 1, 2019
What can happen when ‘fans’ are truly ‘supporters’! Incredible effort from everyone today, a perfect start to a new year. I hope you are with us for many more to come
— Andrew Chester (@Andrew_Chester) January 1, 2019
Keep creating magic like today boss, we are all behind you and wouldn’t be where we are today without you ????✌️???? #nffc
— Mike"Jones" (@MJ_Jones_Hallam) January 1, 2019
Whoever started off this ‘rumour’, really should hang their head in shame. You are a breath of fresh air to our club, and deserve all the time in the world. The transformation in our club and team, are totally miraculous. Keep up the great work Aitor. #COYR
— Nick (@nikos787) January 1, 2019
And the players are clearly playing for you and the fans are clearly behind you too – let’s use this win as a springboard, stay together and not unsettle everything????
— [AJ]????????????️????#FBPE (@YorkshireLad_87) January 1, 2019
Nothing but love for you gaffer. Viva Karanka x
— Dan Wilson (@The_Dantedote) January 1, 2019
You are the best thing to happen to our club for many years, best wishes for 2019 ????????
— Mark Hardy (@Mark_Hardy4) January 1, 2019
Happy New Year, the best manager Nottingham Forest has had since Brian Clough and maybe Frank Clarke
— Phil Dzirvinskis (@Latvianphil) January 1, 2019