Report: Nottingham Forest Set To Sign Robbie Findley

Fleet-footed Findley goes across the pond...

Sky Sports has the report–this one we think you can trust since it’s not The Daily Mail–that Robbie Findley will sign for Championship side Nottingham Forest. That’s a good move for the American striker and here’s hoping he can show a thing or two in English football.

Nottingham Forest currently sit at the 8th spot in the table.

As for Wolverhampton, this statement was released via their offical twitter earlier today, suggesting the EPL side passed on the US World Cup starter after they couldn’t get him in for a trial:

I wouldn’t read too much into ‘Forest steal Findley’ headlines by the way. Fair to say Wolves could have made a move……

(Note: The BBC is reporting this hasn’t happened yet, but Sky is usually spot on.)

More from the Birmingham Mail here.

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20 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Johnathon on 2010/12/21 at 6:19 AM

    I’m not quite sure how to view this…

    Good for Findley that he’s playing in England. But a Premier team passing on him doesn’t seem like a good confidence boost.

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    • Posted by matthewsf on 2010/12/21 at 6:21 AM

      If we wasn’t going back to the SPL this is an excellent move…more freedom of movement. For the record, I thought he would end up at an SPL side. This is a better move.

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    • Posted by Berniebernier on 2010/12/21 at 10:07 AM

      The thing that struck me about this is that for the most part this shows exactly how far US Soccer has come. It wasn’t that long ago where the fact that any US player going to Europe was big news. Now many people are indifferent or worse. That in itself is a huge step.

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      • Posted by matthewsf on 2010/12/21 at 10:11 AM

        Excellent point. And consider this…even more talk or movement of players overseas coming back to MLS: Jay DeMerit, Benny Feilhaber, etc.

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  2. Posted by MrTuktoyaktuk on 2010/12/21 at 6:30 AM

    Seems to me this is the better move. Still, not clear to me how he meets the qualifications for a UK work permit.

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  3. Posted by dikranovich on 2010/12/21 at 6:44 AM

    im not sure wolverhampton passed on robbie findley, maybe it was more along the lines of him signing with the team that was more interested. it sounds like mick mccarthey was interested, but just was not fast enough pulling the trigger. both teams are probably going to be in the same league next year anyway.

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  4. Posted by dikranovich on 2010/12/21 at 7:21 AM

    mick mccarthy is so strange. what is this coach saying? in the birm mail article he is quoted as saying he trained for two or three then went on to forest. then his next quote is that he came in injured and was given treatment, then went to forest. then he is quoted as saying, something like i guess we will never know. am i reading that correctly? mccarthy will know next year when he gets torched by findley, if he is even still manager.

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    • Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/12/21 at 8:27 AM

      BBC is saying that Forest offered him a contract whereas Wolves wanted to trial him…

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  5. […] Matthewsf is reporting the same rumor that has been flying around pretty heavily in the last few days: Robbie Findley may be on the verge of a move to Nottingham Forest. Yes. That Robbie Findley. I know. [The Shin Guardian] […]

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  6. Hi mate…very compliments for your soccer blog…it’s so nice!why don’t you visit mine? i would like to make a link exchange (i talk about soccer too, in italy)? let me know man….thanks

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  7. Posted by John on 2010/12/21 at 9:17 AM

    Robbie Findley is a multi-tool player…

    He can miss to the right, the left, and over the cross bar. He can miss by inches, by miles and with the goal mouth open.

    Hopefully he can get some counseling on how to finish over there.

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    • Posted by dude on 2010/12/21 at 10:08 AM

      Love it.

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    • Posted by Tux on 2010/12/23 at 3:42 PM

      “Green Eggs and Findley”

      Oh Coach Sweatpants!
      Oh Coach Sweatpants!
      He cannot finish, Coach Sweatpants!

      Do you see his poor touch, man?
      He cannot finish, Coach Sweatpants
      Do you think he really can?

      Can he score from far or near?

      He cannot score from far or near
      He cannot score from anywhere

      Do you think he really can?
      He cannot finish, Coach Sweatpants.

      Can he finish on a counter?
      Can he latch onto a bouncer?

      He cannot finish on a counter,
      He cannot latch onto a bouncer.
      He cannot score from far or near,
      He cannot score from anywhere.
      Do you think he really can?
      He cannot finish, Coach Sweatpants.

      Can he finish in the box?
      Can he finish off a cross?

      He cannot finish in the box
      He cannot finish off a cross
      He cannot finish on a counter,
      He cannot latch onto a bouncer.
      He cannot score from far or near,
      He cannot score from anywhere.
      Do you think he really can?
      He cannot finish, Coach Sweatpants.

      Can he even score unmarked?
      No, he’ll put it past the bar.

      He simply cannot score unmarked.

      One day he’ll score, you will see –
      Perhaps on a penalty!

      Not even on a penalty.
      Past the bar – that’s all we’ll see.
      He cannot finish in the box,
      He cannot finish off a cross.
      He cannot finish on a counter,
      He cannot latch onto a bouncer.
      He cannot score from far or near,
      He cannot score from anywhere.
      Do you think he really can?
      He cannot finish, Coach Sweatpants.

      A break! A break!
      A break! A break!
      Would he finish on a break?

      Not on the break, or penalty!
      For God’s sake, give us Chuck Deezy!

      He cannot finish in the box,
      He cannot finish off a cross.
      He cannot finish on a counter,
      He cannot latch onto a bouncer.
      He cannot score from far or near,
      He cannot score from anywhere.
      Do you think he really can?
      He cannot finish, Coach Sweatpants.

      Say! Way up there,
      Up in the air!
      Can he finish
      In the air?

      No, he can’t win balls in the air.

      Can he score from on the flank?

      No, he cannot score from the flank.
      Not in the air, nor on the break.
      And hit wide of the bar on a penalty.
      He’ll never score, Coach Sweats, you see?
      Not on a counter. Not in the box.
      Not off a bouncer. Not off a cross.
      He cannot score from far or near,
      He cannot score from anywhere!

      Do you not like us scoring, man?
      Why do you play him, Coach Sweatpants?

      Will all his chances turn to naught?

      Yes, his finishing will always rot.

      Will he ever have a decent shot?

      He’ll never be a decent shot.
      His finishing will always rot

      He cannot score from on the flank
      He cannot score from on the break.
      Not in the air, or on a penalty –
      He’ll miss the net, and quite badly.
      He cannot finish in the box,
      He cannot finish off a cross.
      He cannot finish on a counter,
      He cannot latch onto a bouncer.
      He cannot score from far or near,
      He cannot score from anywhere.
      Do you think he really can?
      He cannot finish, Coach Sweatpants.

      He cannot finish, so we say
      Give us Chuck D and Jeezy.
      Or even Conor Casey.

      Coach Sweats, for our sanity,
      Please don’t play Robbie Findley.

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  8. Posted by Russ on 2010/12/21 at 10:15 AM

    Seems like a lateral move. But then again, it’s consumate to Findley’s skill. Hope he can find a spark over there.

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    • Posted by matthewsf on 2010/12/21 at 10:34 AM

      Didn’t know Robbie Findley had lateral moves in him….thank you, thank you.

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      • Posted by John on 2010/12/21 at 11:10 AM

        I heard that Forest are going to use Robbie Findley as a wide player because he said, “that is where the ball goes when I hit it at the goal”

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  9. Posted by dikranovich on 2010/12/21 at 10:48 AM

    not for nothing, but findley did show some pretty good moves in guiding real salt lake to the mls championship last season.

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  10. Posted by Brian on 2010/12/21 at 10:34 PM

    Don’t worry Mick. You’re not missing much

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  11. Posted by Soccernst on 2010/12/23 at 1:13 PM

    You guys are laying it on Robbie pretty thick. I think he could have some success, and wish him best if luck… Especially in those first few games to solidify PT.

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