Forest Ease To Victory

In what felt like one of the coldest games I have ever been too, Forest warmed the afternoon with a display that thawed the sceptics and showed what we are capable of. I will now endeavour to stop cold weather puns.
Palace never looked like getting anything out of the game, Camp barely ever being bothered by the Palace team. Indeed for the defence it was an easy afternoon.
The team selection on the day did raise an eyebrow or too, The previously omnipresent Cohen dropped to the bench surprised me, and I thought we might see Ramsey get to start. He would be on the bench again, as like against Leicester.I'll be honest from the outset and predicted we would walk all over Palace, however it did take a little bit of time to get going. There were a number of opportunities had, that probably should have been taken and it did look worrying that we might not be taking them. McGugan with a fierce drive early on that Speroni seemed shocked to actually save. Earnshaw though had the best chance, being put clear, and still not beating the keeper. It is vaguely worrying now that Earnie isn't taking these chances. I have no doubt he is merely experiencing a slight dip in form and will come back to his best. Confidence as they say is key.
The goal when it came was a Chambers header from a McGugan corner. Not a classic goal, but they all count, and its good that we are getting goals from all round the pitch.
Tudgays goal was a lot more aesthetically pleasing. He broke clear of a poor Palace offside trap, Speroni rushing out to meet him only for Tudgay to volley lob it over the Argentine to open his Forest account. A good finish for the news striker, and an instant breaking of the duck, whereas some Forest strikers who come in half way through a season struggle to get that impetus in the season Tudgay has it from the offset.
Forest had further chances to score, Anderson with a one on one saved by Speroni again. Speroni had a lot to do this game to stop this turning into an embarrassing scoreline. There was also the effort saved on the line when Earnshaw's shot ricocheted off a defender and dribbled toward the line, which I can be certain it didn't cross as from my angle (high in the Trent End)it's one of the few things I can be certain of.
McClearly finished the romp with a well taken goal after Tyson work down the left. The rest of players seemed genuinely pleased for the often bit part player. Ramsey came on and looked good and assured on the ball, and will be good to see him get a proper run out.
All in all, plenty of positives and very few negatives. Almost none in fact, and we now sit just outside the play-offs with games in hand. Things are looking good Trentside.