Forest want Sharp to stay permanently

Billy Sharp

Billy Sharp

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Nottingham Forest are keen to make Billy Sharp’s loan move permanent when the transfer window opens.

The striker moved to the City Ground in August on loan for the season and has scored six times since his arrival at the Championship side.

Forest boss Sean O’Driscoll has admitted he would like to agree a deal for the 26-year-old, right, next month if he can.

“Everything has a price. But it is whether Southampton want to sell,” said the man who was in charge at Doncaster when Sharp was signed.

“I am not sure, because we have not had that conversation.

“I’m not sure there are any fans in the country who don’t like Billy Sharp."

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12:15am Mon 24 Dec 12

Rupert Lowe's Backside says...

IMHO: Bring Sharp back and let him have a crack at the PL with Saints. I think he is the kinda of impact striker that we need at the moment to pinch a goal late on (JRod is a long term prospect, Mayuka isnt getting a crack anyway)

Surely we could use some variety up front and his 'locker room' personality seems to galvanise the players too!
IMHO: Bring Sharp back and let him have a crack at the PL with Saints. I think he is the kinda of impact striker that we need at the moment to pinch a goal late on (JRod is a long term prospect, Mayuka isnt getting a crack anyway) Surely we could use some variety up front and his 'locker room' personality seems to galvanise the players too! Rupert Lowe's Backside
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12:59am Mon 24 Dec 12

florida saint says...

bring back billy sharp, we need the different options to stay in the prem, not a gully basher but im sure billy offers a better option than gully for us. well done saints its been tough so far but i would have settled for our positin at crimbo compared to october. u t s
bring back billy sharp, we need the different options to stay in the prem, not a gully basher but im sure billy offers a better option than gully for us. well done saints its been tough so far but i would have settled for our positin at crimbo compared to october. u t s florida saint
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3:29am Mon 24 Dec 12

Rising_Son says...

I'm not 100% sure but I think the rules are that you can't recall a player loaned out for the whole season.
I'm not 100% sure but I think the rules are that you can't recall a player loaned out for the whole season. Rising_Son
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7:57am Mon 24 Dec 12

lambo83 says...

I don't know why we spent all that time, effort and money chasing and signing Sharp, only to spend a lot more time effort and money chasing and signing Rodriguez, only to (I presume) spend a lot more itme, effort and money to sign Mayuka, only to play Mayuka on Saturday, who from where I'm sat seems to be the worst of the 3.

BRING BACK BILLY SHARP
I don't know why we spent all that time, effort and money chasing and signing Sharp, only to spend a lot more time effort and money chasing and signing Rodriguez, only to (I presume) spend a lot more itme, effort and money to sign Mayuka, only to play Mayuka on Saturday, who from where I'm sat seems to be the worst of the 3. BRING BACK BILLY SHARP lambo83
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8:08am Mon 24 Dec 12

Folkestone Saint says...

What does Billy want?, if he wants to stay then he should but surley he wants a crack at the prem with us, but only if he has kept himself fit as he carried a bit of weight last season
What does Billy want?, if he wants to stay then he should but surley he wants a crack at the prem with us, but only if he has kept himself fit as he carried a bit of weight last season Folkestone Saint
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8:51am Mon 24 Dec 12

Norwegian Saint says...

Ummm.... Billy or J-Rod....???
J-Rod has been awful, can't think of any game where he has played well.
Billy (our top scorer in pre-season) has scored a few at Forest and I am sure he would have knocked in a couple for us by now.
I would have loved to see Billy come on with 20 mins left against Sunderland rather than Guly (not slating Guly but he is not a game changer)
God Jul fra Norge!!!!
Ummm.... Billy or J-Rod....??? J-Rod has been awful, can't think of any game where he has played well. Billy (our top scorer in pre-season) has scored a few at Forest and I am sure he would have knocked in a couple for us by now. I would have loved to see Billy come on with 20 mins left against Sunderland rather than Guly (not slating Guly but he is not a game changer) God Jul fra Norge!!!! Norwegian Saint
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9:53am Mon 24 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

My main gripe with our attack is our failiure to simply bang the ball in the net when we have it in the opposition's box.

Either we arn't creating the space, or we are lacking the simplicity of a natural goal poacher.

I'd have Billy back right now if I could.
My main gripe with our attack is our failiure to simply bang the ball in the net when we have it in the opposition's box. Either we arn't creating the space, or we are lacking the simplicity of a natural goal poacher. I'd have Billy back right now if I could. Baddesley Bill
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9:54am Mon 24 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

He came to us and did well and had a great pre season. He's done well for Forest so they better not think they're getting him cheap. I see absolutely no reason why he would have gone down in value.
He came to us and did well and had a great pre season. He's done well for Forest so they better not think they're getting him cheap. I see absolutely no reason why he would have gone down in value. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:58am Mon 24 Dec 12

saintmicky says...

I'm with everyone else, bring him back, we messed him about enough. I think the comment of 'I,m not sure there are any fans in the country who don't like Billy Sharp' is absolutely spot on. He is a Roy of the Rovers type character that represents everything good about the game, I think he deserves his chance to show that he can poach goals in the premier league.
I'm with everyone else, bring him back, we messed him about enough. I think the comment of 'I,m not sure there are any fans in the country who don't like Billy Sharp' is absolutely spot on. He is a Roy of the Rovers type character that represents everything good about the game, I think he deserves his chance to show that he can poach goals in the premier league. saintmicky
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12:02pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Reality-man says...

We need to hold on to him. If we do then get relegated and the top names leave he can slot back in and get us back up
We need to hold on to him. If we do then get relegated and the top names leave he can slot back in and get us back up Reality-man
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12:14pm Mon 24 Dec 12

insane saint says...

bring him back
bring him back insane saint
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12:39pm Mon 24 Dec 12

saintkenny says...

thing is nigel said billy maybe on the bench alot .and billy said he did not want to earn is money sat down .he deserves credit for that ,is mayuka rodriguez better than him .its debatable .but his 11 goals last season .had a huge say in promottion .i would bring him back .try him .but its up to billy and nigel ,nigel had him at scunny as well .but for jay as been disapointing at this level .but he did score 30 goals last season .i did wonder if nigel got incase lambert went as back up.i still think thats the case.playing both dont seem to work
thing is nigel said billy maybe on the bench alot .and billy said he did not want to earn is money sat down .he deserves credit for that ,is mayuka rodriguez better than him .its debatable .but his 11 goals last season .had a huge say in promottion .i would bring him back .try him .but its up to billy and nigel ,nigel had him at scunny as well .but for jay as been disapointing at this level .but he did score 30 goals last season .i did wonder if nigel got incase lambert went as back up.i still think thats the case.playing both dont seem to work saintkenny
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3:47pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Saintsincethe60s says...

Letting Billy go after the pre - season that he had was one of the most confusing decisions of the new regime, and to replace him it seems with Mayuka, I would like, l feel in common with most Saints fans for the person responsible for this totally irrational decision to come forward and explain their reasons.
Don't hold your breath though the secret society will not allow it LOL
Letting Billy go after the pre - season that he had was one of the most confusing decisions of the new regime, and to replace him it seems with Mayuka, I would like, l feel in common with most Saints fans for the person responsible for this totally irrational decision to come forward and explain their reasons. Don't hold your breath though the secret society will not allow it LOL Saintsincethe60s
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4:44pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Wrong forward sent out on loan .Oh by the way spend some dosh on that Bristol City team loads of left sided players in that team.
Wrong forward sent out on loan .Oh by the way spend some dosh on that Bristol City team loads of left sided players in that team. Fatty x Ford Worker
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5:20pm Mon 24 Dec 12

dennytg says...

I haven't any inside information, but consider this. Billy and his wife have just had a healthy baby boy. She could have only known she was pregnant end of March/April. At the end of the season, given the tragedy of her first born, perhaps she wanted to be back with her parents at the time of the birth. Most women do.
The speculation on whether he would have played regularly, or sat on the bench may have influenced his decision. It would be nice if someone at the Club could inform people.
On the subject of Jay Rod. I posted on this site before he was bought, voicing my concern. He did NOT score 30 goals in the season he played for Burnley.
He scored 15. about 6 of which were in cup games. he was also Burnleys penalty taker. I think 3 of his 15 were penalties. Charlie Austin would have been a better gamble and cheaper
I haven't any inside information, but consider this. Billy and his wife have just had a healthy baby boy. She could have only known she was pregnant end of March/April. At the end of the season, given the tragedy of her first born, perhaps she wanted to be back with her parents at the time of the birth. Most women do. The speculation on whether he would have played regularly, or sat on the bench may have influenced his decision. It would be nice if someone at the Club could inform people. On the subject of Jay Rod. I posted on this site before he was bought, voicing my concern. He did NOT score 30 goals in the season he played for Burnley. He scored 15. about 6 of which were in cup games. he was also Burnleys penalty taker. I think 3 of his 15 were penalties. Charlie Austin would have been a better gamble and cheaper dennytg
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6:32pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Skating on thin ice says...

This Christmas will obviously be an emotional time in the Sharp household, so (especially as a couple of alleged Pompey "fans" disgraced themselves on Twotter last year): MERRY CHRISTMAS from Portsmouth to Billy, Jade and Leo, and the memory of Luey.

And the goal you scored against us last year? Well we'll barrack you about that next time you play against us!!
This Christmas will obviously be an emotional time in the Sharp household, so (especially as a couple of alleged Pompey "fans" disgraced themselves on Twotter last year): MERRY CHRISTMAS from Portsmouth to Billy, Jade and Leo, and the memory of Luey. And the goal you scored against us last year? Well we'll barrack you about that next time you play against us!! Skating on thin ice
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6:37pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Skating on thin ice says...

PS I don't have a Twitter account, so if someone could relay the previous message to Billy I'd appreciate that.
PS I don't have a Twitter account, so if someone could relay the previous message to Billy I'd appreciate that. Skating on thin ice
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10:26pm Mon 24 Dec 12

derek james says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
PS I don't have a Twitter account, so if someone could relay the previous message to Billy I'd appreciate that.
do you think he really wants t hear from you?
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: PS I don't have a Twitter account, so if someone could relay the previous message to Billy I'd appreciate that.[/p][/quote]do you think he really wants t hear from you? derek james
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