NEW-LOOK FOREST SHAPED IN BILLY’S IMAGE
I WAS in Scotland a few weeks ago and it was all over the papers about Celtic starting off in the Champions League.
I wouldn’t have dreamed that Kelvin Wilson would leave that to rejoin Forest, but it just goes to show what kind of pull they’ve got.
I know Kelvin’s family are down here, but I also think he could see what Billy Davies is building and you can bet he’s been promised they will be bringing in another one or two top players before the end of the window.
To be fair to the Kuwaiti owners, they’re putting some money in and Forest look like they will challenge.
They got the backing, they’ve got the manager and everybody knows what the City Ground is like when it’s rocking – it’s one of the most intimidating places around.
They’d not played that well until yesterday but they’ve got nine points. I think that will please Billy more than anything,
Billy’s an excellent manager, but you never get to know him that well. He doesn’t get particularly close to other managers and he’s very much his own man.
He’s a bit like me really – he can pick a fight in an empty room. The only difference is that I’ve calmed a lot.
Since he came back he’s changed everything – backroom staff, office workers, directors. Everybody who ever had a grudge against him is gone. It’s his club now and that’s the perfect scenario for a manager.
BIG NAME: Kelvin Wilson