“Nottingham Forest was a very good football team in the 80s and not now.”
That’s the assessment of Kuwaiti sports journalist Mohammed Said trying to explain our impending takeover to the BBC. Fair comment really.
“They are a very famous family in Kuwait and very rich,” he says of the Al-Hasawis, which is good, but more important is Fawaz’s impressive record of success with Al-Quadisya Sports Club.
Kudos to the BBC for picking up the phone to find out more about our prospective owners – the Nottingham Post seem happy to trawl Google and Twitter as they assess what they know about the Kuwaiti billionaires.
In slightly less glamorous news, Des Lyttle has joined York City as a first-team coach. He had previously been manager of Hucknall Town and made a decent job of it, but left the club as they wanted someone with more knowledge of local football at the helm. Good luck in the new job, Des.
And finally, in even more unglamorous news, we’re playing Notts County in pre-season. Do we have enough players to send the usual reserve XI?