Nottingham Forest thrashed West Brom 4-0 and at times they were unplayable. Listening to Sky Sports and Neil Warnock in particular, however, you’d think the Reds had been lucky during their 4-0 win.

Warnock has always had an axe to grind with Forest. He took offence to something Ian Bowyer said when he was Paul Hart’s assistant during those play-off games of 2003; with his Sheffield United team beating Forest.

More recently, Fawaz Al-Hasawi decided not to appoint him as the club’s manager, just prior to announcing that Stuart Pearce would return home for a spell in the dugout.

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Recently, Middlesbrough opted to sack Warnock. That sparked him announcing his retirement and for anyone who decided to loan Djed Spence out that was clearly long overdue!

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So what did Forest do that wound Warnock up so much last night? It won’t come as a surprise that he had a bone to pick with referee David Webb and his assistant referee.

The man in the middle overruled his linesman in the first half and that allowed Forest to break. From a resulting corner, Ryan Yates made it 2-0, leaving Warnock shaking his head in disgust.

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West Brom had two chances to clear their lines following Webb’s key decision. But no, Warnock thought it was an aberration that it’d gone in the way of Forest.

He was so disgruntled that after the game very little was made of Steve Cooper’s men being rampant. Instead, Warnock launched into a bizarre tirade about officials.

Clearly, going for the controversial Roy Keane mantra is something that Warnock feels will put him in good shape for another gig on Sky in the future.

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Instead, his comments do little to dispel the notion that he’s a busted flush who has retired from management because his old-school tactics are dated and predictably boring.

Forest fans won’t really care what Warnock has to say. Forest deserved credit for their performance against Steve Bruce’s team last night and the former Boro boss couldn’t bring himself to do it.

The Dad’s Army of former managers is growing tiresome and the same goes for them doing work as pundits. Football has moved on and thankfully, Forest are in seriously safe hands with Steve Cooper.

Dear Neil Warnock, we don’t care what you think!

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