Date: 29th May 2020 at 8:00am
Written by: Barney Laws

In one sense it shows a level of confidence and faith in things, but at the same time, I can’t help but feel he’s jinxed the whole thing.

That’s the sense that I’m getting from former Red John McGovern during his latest interview about the end of Nottingham Forest’s season.

Speaking to Nottinghamshire Live, McGovern talked about the final run of fixture that Nottingham Forest will have to go through, and he felt incredibly confident about our chances, but with one small caveat:

“Forest have got a situation this season, if they can get it finished – I think they’ll make the play-offs, unless there’s a disaster happening regarding results and then anything can happen. You’re talking about a one-off situation”

The problem is though, is that Forest have tended to be pretty streaky this season when it comes to results. There have been points when we’ve gone on great runs, like the ten games unbeaten in the league right at the beginning of the campaign, then at the end of November into the start of December, we only picked up 2 points from a possible 15.

Will this season be completed?

Yes

Yes

No

No

And given that there’s only a five-point gap between us and 7th place, a couple of bad results and we are going to be right up against it in the race for a playoff space, and given how well Sabri Lamouchi and the players have done to get to this level already this season, we can’t afford to let a bad run of results undo all of our hard work.

What about you? Do you agree with McGovern’s comments?

 
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