Looking from the outside, Forest are a club within touching distance of the play-offs and a team with an outstanding home record.
However, following a point at Vicarage Road, Forest have only one away win in 26 in all competitions. It is also a club that made signings two summers ago with no permanent signings (Majewskia excepted) since.
In Billy Davies' interview with the local radio station after the Watford game little was made about the performance but almost the entire of interview was nothing short of damming of the board and their ambition.
We are not blessed with a ‘major’ money backer in the Chelsea or City mode but it would be very difficult to question the investment Mr Doughty has made.
There have been rumours aplenty about the potential arrival of an Irish consortium but there is no real concrete statement as yet. It is MY OWN opinion that much hinges on the decision coming in December that will tell us whether or not the World Cup will be coming to our shores.
A new stadium (55,000 seats when we are not currently selling out in our current dwelling) will be built to house Nottingham's commitment and it will be a significant legacy for Mr Doughty to leave the club and the city. If we do not get the nod then I am confident Mr Doughty will look to hand on the club to someone else.
If, and as I say this is my view, this is the case then I am not at all surprised we have not seen the investment we dreamed of; it would not be recouped!
Disclaimer: The views in this article are that of the writer and may not replicate those of the Professional Footballers' Association.
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