Welcome to the LTLF Forest Forum.
Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 156
  1. #26
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    612

    Default Re: Dex gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik View Post
    Good luck Dexter Blackstock.

    And for that goal against Bristol you will always be remembered fondly in my minds eye.
    His goal against a newly relegated Newcastle in a 1 - 0 home win under Davies is my favourite Blackstock memory. It was the point I believed we might go up that season. His quotes after were great too, "How many European Cups have Newcastle won? I think we all know the answer to that."

    Hard not to like the big man.


  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many

  3. #27
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    693

    Default Re: Dex gone

    I appreciate quality over quantity but what happens when the inevitable injury crisis comes in October - November?

    Perhaps PM has his eye on one of the youngsters who is ready to step up (Thorne perhaps?) Another explanation is a decent free agent has been identified but I won't get my hopes up.


  4. #28
    Forum Tactician
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    B C UPPER
    Posts
    15,214

    Default Re: Dex gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Trojii View Post

    We've essentially got Assombalonga, Vellios who appears to be struggling, and an unknown quantity from Napoli whose record is poor and was utilised primarily as a winger.
    Think sometimes we associate a striker who isnt scoring as struggling, but given the Vellios brief is to bring midfielders into play, he really aint doing that badly.

    Montanier is clearly looking for goals from a variety of different sources, hence the reason he doesnt seem to hung up on having a large pool of strikers.


  5. #29
    Senior Doom Monger
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Vale of Belvoir
    Posts
    19,062

    Default Re: Dex gone

    Seemed like a nice guy.
    Always gave everything he had.
    Shame was, he never really convinced that he had overcome his knee injury completely - just wasn't the same player after returning from it.
    Knees are the bane of many sportsmen's lives - let's hope Britt's recovery is better.


  6. #30
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    5,217

    Default Re: Dex gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Britt Assombalongalonger View Post
    David Vaughan false 9, calling it now.
    We'll have a false 1 to 11 the way we're going


  7. #31
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,562

    Default Re: Dex gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Clarks Tash View Post
    So Rotherham are signing a player who isn't going to play for the rest of the season? I don't think so.
    Hahaha, very funny


  8. #32
    Left Winger
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Lufthansa Business Lounge
    Posts
    80,859

    Default Re: Thank you, Dexter Anthony Titus Blackstock

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    — Joe Strummer

  9. #33
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,018

    Default Re: Dex gone

    Quote Originally Posted by MASE View Post
    Think sometimes we associate a striker who isnt scoring as struggling, but given the Vellios brief is to bring midfielders into play, he really aint doing that badly.

    Montanier is clearly looking for goals from a variety of different sources, hence the reason he doesnt seem to hung up on having a large pool of strikers.
    I don't necessarily disagree with you regarding Vellios. The perception, given he hasn't scored, is that he's struggling; that's really all I was trying to say.

    I hope he bags a few and links the play well.


  10. #34
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Trent End
    Posts
    15,721

    Default Re: Dex gone

    Quote Originally Posted by MASE View Post
    Think sometimes we associate a striker who isnt scoring as struggling, but given the Vellios brief is to bring midfielders into play, he really aint doing that badly.

    Montanier is clearly looking for goals from a variety of different sources, hence the reason he doesnt seem to hung up on having a large pool of strikers.
    Vellios did his job perfectly vs Leeds yet some still moaned at him.

    I will bet my house he will be this years scape goat.


  11. #35
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    2,300

    Default Re: Dex gone

    Quote Originally Posted by MASE View Post
    Think sometimes we associate a striker who isnt scoring as struggling, but given the Vellios brief is to bring midfielders into play, he really aint doing that badly.

    Montanier is clearly looking for goals from a variety of different sources, hence the reason he doesnt seem to hung up on having a large pool of strikers.
    Well no one can accuse us of having anything like a large pool of strikers. If Britt gets another niggle then we're down to Vellios as our sole recognised senior striker, with zero option of bringing in anyone else.

    If that doesn't ring alarm bells then I question some people's basic understanding of the the game.


  12. #36
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,323

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    Can we recall Tyler?


    Sent from my Sinclair ZX Spectrum using Tasword II


  13. #37
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,268

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    Very thin on striker options! I wonder if we have any recalls on Ward or Tyler should we need them back? For me, I think Velios has been good as he simply brings others into play and creates space but won't score many goals and if Britt keep getting injured, we may struggle! But lets stop moaning and get behind the boys..................COYR's!


  14. #38
    Not that type of player
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Mixer
    Posts
    35,666

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    A good servant to the club.
    That excellent performance and goal against Newcastle at home will always stick in my mind.

    Stand Firm And Strike Hard

  15. #39
    Billy Davies long lost lovechild.
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    39,979

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    Glad the calls to get him off the wage bill have finally been heard. Between him & Lars going there must be a lot of happy fans out there


  16. #40

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    Modern day hero. Two relegations avoided in no small part thanks to the goals he scored. Think we'd have gone up 2010-11 if he'd stayed fit. Rarely let us down when called upon. Great pro as well, by all accounts.

    If he looks to go into coaching post-retirement, I hope we'll find a role for him.


  17. #41
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    25,375

    Default Re: Dex gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Trojii View Post
    Maybe. Either way, I'm sure you'll agree we look light up top now? Even more than we were before this.
    Yes we do, very much so. Hopefully there's a free coming in.


  18. #42
    The Foam Hand
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Curry House
    Posts
    24,753

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    Good luck with the future Dex.


  19. #43
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    455

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    Quote Originally Posted by tricky_tree1982 View Post
    Very thin on striker options! I wonder if we have any recalls on Ward or Tyler should we need them back? For me, I think Velios has been good as he simply brings others into play and creates space but won't score many goals and if Britt keep getting injured, we may struggle! But lets stop moaning and get behind the boys..................COYR's!
    Lam as emergency stand in? He seems to have a good shot/finish on him. Goals to shots ratio must be good so far. McDonagh looked a bit far of the pace when he came on vs Cardiff last season. Thorne maybe, though was more on the wing the other day.


  20. #44
    Sexual Tyrannosaurus
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Behind you
    Posts
    43,158

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    Awful merging. Mine was obviously the best thread title.


  21. #45
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,268

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEd View Post
    Lam as emergency stand in? He seems to have a good shot/finish on him. Goals to shots ratio must be good so far. McDonagh looked a bit far of the pace when he came on vs Cardiff last season. Thorne maybe, though was more on the wing the other day.
    Yes maybe the new Greg Halford :-)


  22. #46
    Best served cold
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Cliftonia
    Posts
    24,646

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    Sad to see Dex go. He created one of my fave Forest moments and got a lot of unwarranted stick when he was so often used as a bit part player.

    So now we have Britt, Vellios and Dumitru as our only strikers. Two of which aren't goalscorers, and the other is struggling with injuries...."jinkies".

    "I've been blessed with many things in this life: an arm like a damn rocket, a c**k like a burmese python, and the mind of a f**king scientist" - Kenny Powers

  23. #47
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Shakey Wakey/Leeds Border
    Posts
    17,274

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    Top bloke , Always popped up with a vital goal, We are very very light up front now , Time for Ben Brereton to stand up ( No pressure young lad )


  24. #48
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hilcote, Sheepshire.
    Posts
    15,891

    Default Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    Cheers for your efforts Dexter and good luck in moving forward.



    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


  25. #49
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Cloud Cuckoo Land
    Posts
    23,385

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    Not offered us anything for over two years. He was a good servant before then, but since then Forest have been a servant to him, paying him a lot in wages for very little in return.

    Definitely doesn't suit PM style, so, not really lost anything by letting him go. Hope he finds a club and reignites his career.

    .k I m
    I m u mm

  26. #50
    Forum Tactician
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    B C UPPER
    Posts
    15,214

    Default Re: Dexter Blackstock leaves - thank you Dexter!

    To be fair the last two years have been a real slog for a big lone striker like Dex. Difficult to look any good with no one competing for your second balls.

    Always a live option as an impact player & gave it everything unconditionally.

    Drops in to our gym in Hucknall from time to time & he really is a very decent fella.

    Best of luck to him.


 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •