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  1. #3726
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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Pretty much the way I see it.

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    30/09/2021: It's only 8 points to the play-offs. Doesn't matter if we're 20th having lost three times as many games as we've won so far. I fancy us now that Hughton's gone.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Blimey! What nice, pleasant, level headed responses there are on here this morning!! Nice one lads.

    I dread to think what twitters like!


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxiRobriguez View Post
    Pretty much the way I see it.

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    It's not really rocket science is it?

    We've done a decent deal for the long-term health of the club. Let's see what Mr. Warburton and Mr. McParland can do with what proceeds they are given.

    I'm actually quite looking forward to the club doing some business early for a change, rather than arseing about at the end of the window having to settle for free transfers and dross nobody else wants.

    „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“

    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

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  5. #3729
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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    I've asked for Forest fans to show 'class' a number of times. Booing Britt would be stupid. The club chose to sell for the best price, but a price clause was in his contract. Pity it wasn't higher! The best thing we can do is to bloody-mindedly do everything to beat 'boro. And other relegated clubs. Twice. And do everything we can to stop them going up. Nothing personal with Britt, but we need, as Championship teams to break this inevitability of crap little Premiership clubs coming down to this division and expecting to lord it over us. Unleash hell Forest.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Sorry to see him go, but it's been obvious that's he was going at least a month ago so it's not a surprise, and we couldn't realistically turn down the money on offer.

    Someone mentioned Jordan Rhodes, who is a good comparison. Like Rhodes, Britt is a proven Championship level striker who doesn't have the attributes required to play regularly in the Premier League, so £15m is an excellent price for a this kind of player. Boro get goals for their promotion push, and we get funds for MW and co to continue to build a team.

    THE TRUTH IS THERE AND WITH IT I GO TO THE END OF THE WORLD .

  7. #3731
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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    when the Britt saga started i commented here that as far as i know how our management operates, they won't sell him for nothing less than the area of 15m. and that actually happened.
    without a new owner and management perhaps you would be forced by other teams to sell him in a lower price due to the financial status of NFFC and the FFP requirements.

    there is a calculated risk in every sale and every purchase. from all of the data it doesn't seem that the club or MW was thinking that Britt is a necessity for next season. In order to keep him they should call him for a new contract with much better terms. that never happened either because there were not enough money to offer him more or they thought that they can do the job otherwise.

    it is obvious that the club wants to stabilize its position first in the league before moving up. to do that the money are needed in order to create a robust and quality squad in many positions.

    last season Britt scored 14 goals in 9/30 appearances. he had a serious injury before that. his goals can be shared by the rest and by improving your defense which looked terrible last season.

    that was a good sale in my opinion for NFFC. I don't think it was a good move for him though. He is going to a team with too many good center forwards and it will be difficult for him to establish himself with Braitwaite, Gestede, Stuani, Bamford in the squad.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Exactly everyone wants us to adopt the Southampton model but they don't want us to sell any players. We now have a academy that producing quite a few decent players in cash,worral, Osbourn and got quite a few others. Brereton, velios, Cummings, Clough and walker when he is back from injury are more than enough options in this league.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    Right, let's get behind Brereton to fire the goals to keep us in the division. Sell him next summer and hope we have another gem from the youngsters.

    Rinse and repeat.
    This guy knows how it works


  10. #3734

    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Amusing that some on here saying its ok, all he did was score goals... and our midfield will chip in. Did you see our midfield last year!!! Cohen, Vaughan, and Osborn, was it six league goals between them.
    It is the hardest job in Football, and it will be the most difficult to replace, and who was the last person we had before Britt who you could say, yes he will get 20 goals this season.
    Yes Ben already might be that man, but he is only 18, so nothing guaranteed.
    Hope MW and FM have their targets lined up.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Southampton model works but we are in the championship? Does the same model work in this league which is frankly ridiculous to get out of if your name is Nottingham Forest?!


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Really glad this got sorted as early as now, it could have dragged on throughout August.
    Warburton will have targets lined up already, now he has the money to go do so.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by czechforest View Post
    Cummings is coming from a joke league (level of League 1 or 2), he has to adapt on higher quality first. Vellios must be far better player, the same Brereton. I agree, we have to sign two quality central midfileders, fullback and maybe central defender too.
    remind me, what level did Britt come from? how long did he take to adapt?


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Tutts View Post
    £15m for someone who's played 23% of games in the last two years?

    We've had their pants down here.
    Especially as he'll be injured again soon no doubt.

    He never did quite get his fitness back.

    How he passed a medical beats me


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    He clearly sees a better chance of promotion with the Smoggies and he is in his mid 20s. I don't blame him careers are short.

    Got a good price for him, consolidate and move on. COYR


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    Right, let's get behind Brereton to fire the goals to keep us in the division. Sell him next summer and hope we have another gem from the youngsters.

    Rinse and repeat.
    Can't be many clubs at our level who who have sold 45m worth of players over recent seasons...........

    Britt - 15m
    Lans - 3m
    Burke - 13m
    Antonio - 7m
    Lascelles & Darlow - 7m

    That lost cost us 8m, so we've made a 37m profit.

    If we continue at that rate we'll be a top Prem side, coz no business can keep making that amount of profit and not succeed.

    We just need some quality consistancy at the club so we can take advantage of said profit properly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shipstones Pye Eater View Post
    Southampton model works but we are in the championship? Does the same model work in this league which is frankly ridiculous to get out of if your name is Nottingham Forest?!
    Simple fact is you're lucky to get more than 1 season's grace if you start doing well in the Champ. After a season - or 2 maximum - players start pushing for better wages or are off. Again, the best way to avoid that is to have a together squad succeding as a unit, and not having to rely on individual players.

    Even the Southampton model is dating now. FFP has already changed the layout of things. It's always been about polishing rough gems for a club like ours, but even more-so now.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Let's also remember that a striker's goals more often than not rely on the ability of the other players around him to create those opportunities in the first place.

    I'd like to think that MW can now focus on bringing in some midfield support for what IMO is still a decent Championship forward line.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by redanddeadly View Post
    Especially as he'll be injured again soon no doubt.

    He never did quite get his fitness back.

    How he passed a medical beats me
    A medical is no substitute for playing 1 or 2 matches week after week. I don't wish ill on any ex players(well, maybe one) but I agree, I think he'll be sidelined sooner rather than later and we'll all be crowing about how this was the best bit of business in the history of football.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    I personally don't think Britts replacement is at the club atm.
    Talk of Velios, Cummings or Brereton replacing his goals are a big gamble to me esp for a club that stayed up by the skin of their teeth.
    Velios would be gone for me anyway. I know it probably won't be popular but for me he's not for us.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    The difference between us and Southampton is that our transfer earnings seem to just get spent on paying the insane wages of the dead wood.

    If we reinvested in decent players that'd be great, but instead we have to sell just so we can afford to pay the likes of Fryatt, Lica and that clown from Napoli.

    Despite this other clubs will now think we've money to burn, so expect us to pay through the nose for anyone we now bring in.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Trents View Post

    I'd like to think that MW can now focus on bringing in some midfield support for what IMO is still a decent Championship forward line.
    Not only that, a decent midfield will save us 15 goals at the other end.

    You could walk round our midfield base last season.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-ugginblowupyourbakery View Post
    Can't be many clubs at our level who who have sold 45m worth of players over recent seasons...........

    Britt - 15m
    Lans - 3m
    Burke - 13m
    Antonio - 7m
    Lascelles & Darlow - 7m

    That lost cost us 8m, so we've made a 37m profit.

    If we continue at that rate we'll be a top Prem side, coz no business can keep making that amount of profit and not succeed.

    We just need some quality consistancy at the club so we can take advantage of said profit properly.
    Other than Burke, fans seem to insist we'd be better off without those players

    Yet as each of those players have been plucked from the team, bar Britt because he's only just gone, we've slipped closer and closer to division 3.

    I wonder if Britt is that final Jenga piece that causes us to finally collapse.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by cms186 View Post
    remind me, what level did Britt come from? how long did he take to adapt?
    Scottish championship is conference level and some teams are worse than that. Brit scored bagfuls in league one at the time and had scary physical attributes as well there is no comparison. That being said Cummings could turn out awesome but relying on signings from this level to come good shows what forest are now which is a relegation battler in the championship were shopping where Burton shop....


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by incapable hulk View Post
    Other than Burke, fans seem to insist we'd be better off without those players

    Yet as each of those players have been plucked from the team, bar Britt because he's only just gone, we've slipped closer and closer to division 3.

    I wonder if Britt is that final Jenga piece that causes us to finally collapse.
    Dorus de Vries was also a telling loss. The timing, replacement and he went to sit on Celtic's bench. Telling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmersonForest4 View Post
    Scottish championship is conference level and some teams are worse than that. Brit scored bagfuls in league one at the time and had scary physical attributes as well there is no comparison. That being said Cummings could turn out awesome but relying on signings from this level to come good shows what forest are now which is a relegation battler in the championship were shopping where Burton shop....
    Warburton found Hogan & Gray from nowhere.


  26. #3750

    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Clarks Tash View Post
    The difference between us and Southampton is that our transfer earnings seem to just get spent on paying the insane wages of the dead wood.

    If we reinvested in decent players that'd be great, but instead we have to sell just so we can afford to pay the likes of Fryatt, Lica and that clown from Napoli.

    Despite this other clubs will now think we've money to burn, so expect us to pay through the nose for anyone we now bring in.
    The squad's been far too bloated for years, and that's largely a result of having so many managers in such a short space of time, and players knowing they can work for a manager for 6 months then semi-retire.

    Quote Originally Posted by incapable hulk View Post
    Other than Burke, fans seem to insist we'd be better off without those players

    Yet as each of those players have been plucked from the team, bar Britt because he's only just gone, we've slipped closer and closer to division 3.

    I wonder if Britt is that final Jenga piece that causes us to finally collapse.
    At least with Britt's sale it seems to have been thoroughly worked through, and I'd be massively surprised if wheels weren't already in motion to bring in more quality to the squad, with the green light being lit to go & get pre-agreed targets.

    Freedman was utterly fucking wank, Monty's lack of familiarity with the league overshadowed his quality, and Gary Brazil is an academy manager. I can't help feel that the new setup combined with a bit of sensible investment will have us safe.


 

 

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