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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTe View Post
    96/97 Håland/Campbell with 6 each.
    which was interestingly one of our better seasons, we reached the FA cup and UEFA cup quarter finals and finished 9th in the league, setting a new unbeaten run in the process.

    Aside from conceding 7 at Ewood Park and 5 on 3 separate occasions in the last few weeks, we had a solid defence so we didn't need to score many. Even in the relegation season the year after, it was mainly draws and defeats by the odd goal, there weren't many hammerings.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    It's a hard enough task to identify and sign a proven goalscorer when you're able to spend money, which demonstrates that it's a virtual impossibility when under the restrictions of an imposed embargo.
    That's why good managers then set up their sides for other players to score.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    We are relying on the lad coming back 100%, the pressure will be unbearable.

    Good luck Brittle me owd tayta !


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    Quote Originally Posted by incapable hulk View Post
    That's why good managers then set up their sides for other players to score.
    Genuine question: which managers / sides have done that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    We are relying on the lad coming back 100%, the pressure will be unbearable.

    Good luck Brittle me owd tayta !
    Poor bugger is going to need it.

    "It is better to live one day as a lion, than one hundred years as a sheep"

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    Poor bugger is going to need it.
    On the positive side should he stay fit he can hardly score less goals than we currently are scoring can he.


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    Quote Originally Posted by puds1970 View Post
    On the positive side should he stay fit he can hardly score less goals than we currently are scoring can he.
    To be honest Puds even if we wheeled him out there now on his crutches he'd probably do a better job for us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    To be honest Puds even if we wheeled him out there now on his crutches he'd probably do a better job for us.
    I would love to see him smash Simon Grayson round the head with them crutches when we play Preston.
    Scumbag.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    which was interestingly one of our better seasons, we reached the FA cup and UEFA cup quarter finals and finished 9th in the league, setting a new unbeaten run in the process.

    Aside from conceding 7 at Ewood Park and 5 on 3 separate occasions in the last few weeks, we had a solid defence so we didn't need to score many. Even in the relegation season the year after, it was mainly draws and defeats by the odd goal, there weren't many hammerings.
    Check your stats, lad. That season we finished rock bottom with a winless run of 16 games.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JordanForest View Post
    Genuine question: which managers / sides have done that?
    I have no idea, but unless we are the only club in history to have lost a striker to long term injury - you'd have to expect there are some,no?


    Losing Assombalonga is a huge blow there's no denying it, but a manager can't sit on his hands for a year just waiting for that player to come back. Yes there is an embargo, but that hasn't stopped him from signing some very good players or still having a good squad, with attacking players who should all be able to contribute.

    So being able to score at least enough goals to get by should not be a mythical task. If we don't expect the strikers we have bought to contribute even a handful of goals - why sign them at all? If they can't do that, then they should not be earning money as strikers. Expecting the squad as a whole to contribute goals is not an insane notion, it is not a terrible squad and there are some very talented players in there.
    But is not even that, once he knew Britt was injured long term, he had to come up with an alternate strategy to pick up results. Obviously whatever these plans have been, have failed somewhat catastrophically because we don't score goals barely at all. If Dougies sole plan to score goals is based on Britt Assombalonga being fit again one day - then he is a very limited manager.

    Many teams have players who chip in, because that is the style they play with. Other teams lose players, so make adjustments to cope. Relying on one single player is a fools errand, as it leaves you open to problems like we are seeing now. However when that happens here, we always complain that we are missing a striker.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Twelve months to the day since he sustained that nasty injury. I don't know if it's me, but the last year seems to have flown by!

    Hopefully we'll see him firing them in again before too long.

    Last edited by Otis Redd'un; 11-02-16 at 12:12.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Sleep well sweet prince.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry 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?
    Just seen this again, that question has well and truly been answered


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
    Sleep well sweet prince.
    A small single malt with my Ovaltine normally does the trick, but thanks anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    A small single malt with my Ovaltine normally does the trick, but thanks anyway.
    Is that like horlicks?


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    More malty in flavour. That type of beverage is obligatory when you get to my age.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    More malty in flavour. That type of beverage is obligatory when you get to my age.
    To be fair mate horlicks is my go to drink after a evening shift at work. Lovely with a spoon of honey in it.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Ya gerrin owd Carthoss


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    Ya gerrin owd Carthoss
    My week old son is making the process a little quicker!


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Damon Osborn ‏@Bomberozzy 4h4 hours ago
    #nffc sources say Britt is back on the pitch and banging them in when they do forward training.

    From Benny's dad on twitter. Great news!


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Well, let us hope he's correct.

    Would love to see the lad use the rest of this season to get some fitness and be back in august, all guns blazing.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Awesome. He's got all the sleeve tats now as well, he looks the bollocks.

    We shouldn't rush him though. This season is officially over, I read it on LTLF, may as well start him next season.

    U Reds.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Jsmed View Post
    Damon Osborn ‏@Bomberozzy 4h4 hours ago
    #nffc sources say Britt is back on the pitch and banging them in when they do forward training.

    From Benny's dad on twitter. Great news!
    That is good news.

    A couple of days ago on the match thread I was reporting what Dougie had said about a week ago and he was quite gloomy at the time but there's obviously been a breakthrough if that's the latest.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Or that Dougie was keeping his cards close to his chest Sammy. Best not to get hopes up too early eh?


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    A couple of weeks ago somebody tweeted a pic of Britt on the training ground. Just him and a coach. Looked like they were working on free kicks.


 

 

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