It’s really odd the sort of reaction you get from pre-season games.
If you lose, you just laugh it off with the immortal words ‘it’s only pre-season’, but if you win then fans get overexcited and start getting ideas of success stuck in their heads, there’s very rarely any middle ground.
Well, it looks as though Forest fans are falling firmly into the first category after last night’s game against Olympiacos. Forest fell to a 3-0 defeat against the Greek side, with all three goals coming within the first 30 minutes.
Whilst there were a few people who had bad things to say about the performance, the team or the manager, tthe majority of fans were quite willing to let this result slide. After all, Olympiacos are in the Champions League and are a club with much more success than Forest, so this was always likely to be a very one-sided affair.
In fact, there were a few fans who thought that the whole thing was a positive experience, despite the scoreline they thought there were a lot of good things that could be taken from the game.
First half shocking.
Second half much better at the back & going forward.
Maybe it was them taking it easy second half, but we looked way more relaxed with pants in net & the subs looked lively.
Great preseason game tho, definitely worth it for fitness & preparation ????????
— martyn (@martynbigdog) July 16, 2019
I don’t care. We’re still winning the league
— George McLaren (@GeorgeMcLaren13) July 16, 2019
Won’t play that quality every week. A great learning curve
— Andrew (@Nesto25) July 16, 2019
They were a class or two above us. Won’t play anyone that good this season (maybe in the cup).
— S Ward (@83sward) July 16, 2019
Awful first half, much better 2nd, it’s all about fitness etc etc, still plenty of time to get it right.
— Mark Vaux (@Firstdrop79) July 16, 2019
lost against a good side
— Bradley (@forestnffc1) July 16, 2019
Better second half but that really was men against boys.
— Lee ???????????????????????????? (@LA_71_) July 16, 2019
Olympiacos looked well up for this. It’s pre-season a learning curve. Nobody had a great game for Forest. Doesn’t mean we need a scape goat or to find someone to blame. Next selection should allow us to see what the manager has taken away from this one.
— SeCu (@se_cu) July 16, 2019