Forest Paper View

Last updated : 06 January 2010 By Brian Cartlidge

The Independent:

Earnshaw 'too casual' as Forest pay the penalty .....

An absorbing stalemate saw Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City extend their unbeaten sequences to 17 and 12 games respectively, although the replay neither club wanted could have been avoided but for the latest spot-kick aberration by Forest's Robert Earnshaw. Full Report

The Guardian:

Forest rue Robbie Earnshaw's miss as Birmingham escape .....

Kenny Burns, from the Brian Clough era of fond memory, was Nottingham Forest's special guest. But George Burns would have been more appropriate, given the comical way the Class of 2010 wasted the chance of creating the day's only upset in the FA Cup third round. Robbie Earnshaw's wasted penalty, in the 63rd minute, left two well-matched teams to replay at St Andrew's on 12 January, when Birmingham must be favourites to progress.  Full Report

The Telegraph:

Nottingham Forest 0 Birmingham City 0 .....

On his first anniversary in charge of Nottingham Forest, Billy Davies can be pleased with the progress he has achieved in the interim. Full Report

The Times:

Earnshaw misses chance for shock win .....

Billy Davies has consistently pricked any overinflated idea that Forest are ready for promotion to the Premier League this season despite his team’s spectacular surge into contention. Full Report