Here is what Kuwaiti businessman Fawaz Al-Hasawi had to say on a number of abusive posts regarding the transfer policy at the City Ground:
While I value all our supporters, I must express my disappointment at recent tweets by a small group of fans. #NFFC— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) January 26, 2014
To the majority, who remain patient and supportive, I say thank you and reiterate my commitment to returning #nffc to the Premier League.— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) January 26, 2014
Fawaz had already reported via his Twitter account that the clubs had agreed a fee for Hobbs and it was assumed a deal would be trashed out within days. However, an inexplicable turn of events days after the bid being accepted meant Hobbs was ordered back to East Yorkshire
Along with the Hobbs deal, fans had been left frustrated at the lack of incomings, particularly upfront. The East Midland's side have been linked to several Premier League strikers, but with 5 days left of the window their only imminent signing is Algerian international Rafik Djebbour.
Most supporters will agree that criticism of their current chairman is very unjust. The Kuwaiti's backing in the transfer market since his arrival in 2012 has allowed them to bring in some relatively expensive signings.
Simon Cox, Kelvin Wilson and Djamel Abdoun amongst others have all come in, making them one of the most heavily invested clubs in the Football League.
Although Billy Davies has spoken publicly of the backing needed for Nottingham Forest to add more weight to their play-off push, it would be a bad idea for the club to panic buy.
The management and owners will know the emergency loan window after January can be used just as effectively and takes the pressure of an immediate incoming.
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