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    Default Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    I did a thorough forum search and was surprised to find we don't actually have a Britt-only thread - so I've started one.

    I just had a bit of a WTF moment when I realised over the last 2 games we've 20+ shots on goal, a great shots on target/off target percentage and we haven't even got our 25-goal-a-seaon blace fucjin g wot karate super signing fit and playing.

    The future is bright, and it is definitely garibaldi!


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Thanks for including the middle name, I wouldn't have had a clue who you were talking about otherwise.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Britt said on twitter yesterday that Mancienne was shocked that Britt did 40 lengths in the pool, which would suggest his knee is getting stronger.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    I just really hope he comes back able, and he's not been David Johnson'd.

    Be interesting to see how Freedman would use him. I think he played in a front 3 at Posh, so it wouldn't be new to him.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Jsmed View Post
    Britt said on twitter yesterday that Mancienne was shocked that Britt did 40 lengths in the pool, which would suggest his knee is getting stronger.
    Sure it wasn't a racial joke?


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Jsmed View Post
    Britt said on twitter yesterday that Mancienne was shocked that Britt did 40 lengths in the pool, which would suggest his knee is getting stronger.
    Perhaps it's cos black people can't swim? h34r:


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    I did a thorough forum search and was surprised to find we don't actually have a Britt-only thread - so I've started one.

    I just had a bit of a WTF moment when I realised over the last 2 games we've 20+ shots on goal, a great shots on target/off target percentage and we haven't even got our 25-goal-a-seaon blace fucjin g wot karate super signing fit and playing.

    The future is bright, and it is definitely garibaldi!
    We've had the most shots on target per game overall so far, but only scored about a goal per game. I'm not saying all of those were gilt edged opportunities, but it shows what a difference a clinical finisher like Britt could make when he returns.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    I did a thorough forum search and was surprised to find we don't actually have a Britt-only thread - so I've started one.

    I just had a bit of a WTF moment when I realised over the last 2 games we've 20+ shots on goal, a great shots on target/off target percentage and we haven't even got our 25-goal-a-seaon blace fucjin g wot karate super signing fit and playing.

    The future is bright, and it is definitely garibaldi!
    You must've missed this 82 page thread then

    http://www.forestforum.co.uk/showthr...=40885&page=82


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by bgd View Post
    Sure it wasn't a racial joke?
    Quote Originally Posted by Hand ShAndy! View Post
    Perhaps it's cos black people can't swim? h34r:
    Haha, didn't think of that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsmed View Post
    Britt said on twitter yesterday that Mancienne was shocked that Britt did 40 lengths in the pool, which would suggest his knee is getting stronger.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hand ShAndy! View Post
    Perhaps it's cos black people can't swim? h34r:
    Quote Originally Posted by Jsmed View Post
    Haha, didn't think of that.
    In my mind it was a twisted reference to blackmen's penis' & Micheal Barrymore, so I think the swim things a nice middle-ground.

    Last edited by Alf-ugginblowupyourbakery; 17-09-15 at 10:04.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-Hasawi View Post
    In my twisted mind it was a reference to blackmen's penis' & Micheal Barrymore, so I think the swim things a nice middle-ground.
    Better!


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by tropix View Post
    You must've missed this 82 page thread then

    http://www.forestforum.co.uk/showthr...=40885&page=82
    I honestly thought I was going mental cos I wanted to post my little comment in the Britt thread, and Iwas sure I'd seen one!

    Too much lurking, not enough posting over here


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi View Post
    We've had the most shots on target per game overall so far, but only scored about a goal per game. I'm not saying all of those were gilt edged opportunities, but it shows what a difference a clinical finisher like Britt could make when he returns.
    Definitely but it's good we are making chances and having shots. One of my criticisms from last season was not shooting or crossing when in good positions and just losing it without having done either of those things. It's nice to try and play it into the box Barca/Arsenal style but some times you need to put defenders and the keeper under pressure by shooting, crossing and turning them round.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by bgd View Post
    I think he played in a front 3 at Posh, so it wouldn't be new to him.
    Usually in a front 2 but with a withdrawn forward/Number 10 behind the front pair. Ferguson favoured the midfield, so he would often have to go wide to counter the lack of width and looked comfortable and still dangerous when doing so. He also occasionally played as the central prong of a front three, and as half of a traditional front two. I also remember a couple occasions where he was a 'Wide Forward'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    Usually in a front 2 but with a withdrawn forward/Number 10 behind the front pair. Ferguson favoured the midfield, so he would often have to go wide to counter the lack of width and looked comfortable and still dangerous when doing so. He also occasionally played as the central prong of a front three, and as half of a traditional front two. I also remember a couple occasions where he was a 'Wide Forward'.
    Pretty much everywhere, then


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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    Pretty much everywhere, then
    Everywhere across the front-line.

    Contrary to some experts belief, he was never used as winger though, you'd have to go back to his Watford days for that.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    I thought he'd played right wing before, didn't we even put him their briefly? We certainly had Fryatt (remember him?) on the left wing for a bit


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Hermz View Post
    I thought he'd played right wing before
    He has. I was specifically referring to his time at Peterborough. He was never used as an orthodox winger there.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    He has. I was specifically referring to his time at Peterborough. He was never used as an orthodox winger there.
    The depth in our squad is ridiculous


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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    The depth in our squad is ridiculous

    Wouldn't go that far. It's decent.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-Hasawi View Post
    Wouldn't go that far. It's decent.
    I'd agree with that assessment...but just being decent makes it better than any point it been since...well, actually probably ever.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    I'd agree with that assessment...but just being decent makes it better than any point it been since...well, actually probably ever.
    Which is probably why I'm getting so excited about it


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by bgd View Post
    I just really hope he comes back able, and he's not been David Johnson'd.
    Johnson came back fine. At the end of the season under Kinnear he was scoring and playing well. The season after everything was shit and then we got Megson and he got a back injury I think.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    The depth in our squad is ridiculous
    Not trying piss on your chips but if that spanish full back gets injuried, whos gonna play there? If Eric gets injuried whos gonna play there? If the goalie gets injuried whos gonna play there?

    Weve just got a shit load of midfielders, 2 fit strikers plus another who isnt old enough to play every week and another who cant play every week.

    Im more than happy with the signings but its Forest, we are gonna get injurys.... Ive no doubt they will be in the positions we are light.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Foster View Post
    Not trying piss on your chips but if that spanish full back gets injuried, whos gonna play there? If Eric gets injuried whos gonna play there? If the goalie gets injuried whos gonna play there?
    Well, Mancienne would be cover for the full-backs, but if he's injured too, then I guess Ben Osborn would be next in line, having played frequently at Left-back for the Under 18's and due to the aforementioned depth in midfield. Or we could throw Iacovetti in at the deep end.

    Right-Back has me stumped though. Maybe Riera?

    Goalie, would be a straight choice between Evtimov, Dexter Blackstock and a cardboard cut out of Fawaz. Take your pick.


 

 

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