I can't think of a time I have looked at us playing opposition from the division above, least of all the Premier League and felt so confident we can get a result, if not bring them back to our place.
West Ham have just been dumped out in the League Cup Semi-Final,after leading the tie on aggregate, then capitulated and allowed Birmingham to come back and eliminate them. Hopefully destroying confidence at the same time. I do concede it maybe a rallying call for them to perform in what is the only thing that could save their season, an FA Cup run.They did go to extra time mid week, which will have further tired players.
West Ham also of course look doomed, the team is not playing well, struggling against relegation with constant rumours of Avram Grant being sacked imminently.
Forest as we all know are flying, beating anyone we play at the moment, 5 wins on the bounce, with 3 clean sheets. Impressive stuff. Even more impressive is the turn around in away fortunes. 3 away wins on the bounce, 4 out of the last 5 more so, including that very impressive win at Cardiff. So therefore we shouldn't fear going to another teams manor any more, as we did for virtually all of 2010.
West Ham will be welcoming new striker Ba to the fold, after signing on loan from Hoffenheim in Germany, it remains to be seen if he will be involved.
It has to be said, Rob Green and Matthew Upson apart, their back line particularly shaky. Whether Billy will implement the speed strategy of Tyson, or go with Earnshaw as varying options. As is the fact we have a another game on Tuesday and the Cup is a mere distraction. Davies may decide to rotate to keep people fresh for the Coventry game, this might see the likes of Bennett come in for Lynch, McGoldrick might get a start up front also.
Whatever line up we do choose though, this game has been mentioned by many as a potential upset, more than most of the games TV has chosen to show, which shows the way West Ham have fallen out of favour, TV only wants to show the big boys fail, not relegation candidates. I am sure there will be streams online for this game, so I hope to be watching from my sofa.
Come On You Forest Men