Deadline Day Confusion


After Antonios departure for the exotic pastures of the Premier league, and Jamie Patersons move to Huddersfield, there became the glaring question of who would play on the wings.

Forest were linked all day with Lille attacking winger Ryan Mendes and Benfica striker nelson Oliveria, as well as Johnny Williams from Palace. Oliveira is known from his time at Swansea in this country, and though never prolific, has played at the top levels of Europe with Portuguese caps.
Mendes is a winger with injury issues playing in France, but is an Inter

national with Cape Verde. 

Noted for his pace, his online descriptions sound eerily alike to Michail Antonio, if his strike rate doesn’t. My knowledge of him dates back to a Football Manager game where I managed Lille. And that’s gonna be a lot more than others and I base my knowledge on a 2 year out of date set of stats put together from someones perspective of a player.

Williams is known, we have seen him play, seen what he can do, so that’s a fair assessment when people are impressed if we get him. For me it slightly speaks volumes about how reliable we think Cohen and Reid will be next season. About their ability to stay fit, or even to the degree they will even be able to compete at the level they once did. Reid has had a year off at the age of 34. With his physique the likelihood is he wouldn’t be the same player. Therefore extra players in there would be good. The real possibility is that Reid will be limited to impact sub status, being bought on when we need something different.

So when Fawaz tweeted later last night, the deals were done, the paperwork was submitted before 6pm, there was a mixture of excitement and some fans genuinely doubting the man. I don’t know why many openly doubed it, but its nearly 24 hours since the window shut. It does take time for international clearance to come through (as shown with Pinillos) so it’s a possibility that the foreign lads will be done, it’s just complex paperwork with home FA’s taking time to completed.

However, you’d expect Williams deal to have been finalised by now in all reality.Whether there is a snag or its being saved for the loan window I’m not sure, but the reality is a home based players deal should be done by now.