It’s taking 23 years to achieve it. Nottingham Forest, one of the traditional giants of English soccer are back in the majors. History isn’t on their side to side to stay there though. In the past 10 years, only half of the teams promoted from the Championship have stayed up the following season. Those aren’t very good odds and they get worse if you came up via the playoffs. So what swings the odds in your favor? Forest owners seem to think it’s spending on new players. What I saw against Spurs is a team that needs lots of time to gel especially the front players in the final third. The end product is not there yet. Spurs are more than content to absolve then hit on the counter , they have the personnel to do it. Getting used to see Kane and Son linking up on transition? Add Kulusevski to the mix you have title contenders to behold. I can’t believe how soft Kane’s goal was though. The England Captain didn’t catch it cleanly at all.Henderson for all his penalty saving heroics in this game was partially at fault for his positioning on goal.

Forest has gone for players with premier league experience, 19 players all in all have come in. The most impressive so far has been Nico Williams and he was great again today. His deliveries from the right back position were on point, pity there wasn’t any focal point to the Forest attack. As always, well that’s premier league for you, there was moment of controversy. The handball by McKenna on the line was only punished with a yellow card. For the why? Beats me. Steve Cook claimed a push by Kane which was ruled otherwise by VAR so it implied a deliberate handball by the Forest defender and it should be an automatic red card. As it were, no harm was done from the penalty spot to the home side. Kane’s second should make any die hard Forest fan seethe with anger. No hunger whatsoever to get to the second ball after great defending on the initial attack. Richarlison the provider. Another attacking dimension to an already dangerous Spurs team. It will take more time for Forest new boys to form a team. Steve Cooper has work to do.