FAN’S VIEW: no bad thing that Karanka saw the real Forest in action

Aitor Karanka, whose first match in charge of Nottingham Forest ended in defeat.
Aitor Karanka, whose first match in charge of Nottingham Forest ended in defeat.
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Aitor Karanka’s first game as Nottingham Forest manager ended in defeat but, in my opinion, that’s not a bad thing.

Some may greet my opening statement with bewilderment, but there’s method in my madness, I assure you. Had Forest sneaked a draw against Aston Villa, which was never likely at all, it may well have papered over the cracks somewhat.