In a match you wouldn't make a dog watch, Nottingham Forest scraped an undeserved draw against Boremingham courtesy of a Lewis Grabban penalty in the 8th of 7 added minutes. Forest fans were quick to savage their team's display on social media, with comments ranging from "That was the worst football match I've ever seen," to "I am just going outside and may be some time." The draw takes Forest to 50 points which should be enough to secure their Championship status, though they are not yet mathematically safe.
Rat-eyed Boremingham boss Lee Bowyer insisted that his team deserved all three points, if only for their thuggish endeavour.
"We deserved to win the game, if only for our thuggish endeavour," he said. "The special pitch preparations, the effort the players put in, they've been robbed of three points, if I could form sentences properly I could make my thoughts connect with something more effective than commas, but instead of me talking about how good we were, we're now talking about the penalty decision at the end, which was wrong. We deserved to win the game, even though I was lying about us being good."
Forest manager Chris Hughton said, "I've forgotten more about football that I've ever known, so this turn of events doesn't surprise me.
I think, in the end, I have to give credit to the team and we have to look at it as a very good point. I have to say that because, if I was to tell the truth about how bad we were, people might start asking awkward questions about my own contribution to this end of season debacle. I think it is one where I can't say we deserved a draw, but for the fact we pushed right to the end and sometimes you get it, whatever that means."
For Forest, only Brice Samba and Scott McKenna earned their corn. Birmingham had a player called Riley McGree, which was amusing in a Trumptonesque fire brigade kind of way. There were reports that one Forest fan was looking forward to a proper promotion push next season under the motivational influence of Chris Hughton, but, in another disappointing twist, it only turned out to be Paul Taylor.
MEANWHILE, HERE'S HENRY LONGFELLOW'S NOTTINGHAM FOREST VIDEO BLOG ARCHIVE STUFF