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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Cortez the Killer View Post
    I won't boo. And neither will I condemn him for picking up his wage while he was injured. He deserved it. Unless you think he deliberately suffered a potential career-threatening injury so he could toss it off for a year?
    No I still saw him during his injury, in fact he did a lot of appearances whilst he was out for that year including on the Forest website and he was one of the players present at hospital delivering presents to terminally ill children. Fair enough.

    Britt's goals kept us in the Championship on the final day of last season, which is I'm VERY grateful for. I think had we gone down I'd have been more annoyed, I mean I'd have understood, but I'd have been annoyed.
    I expected Britt to go this summer, I've been consistent in saying that ever since last Summer, I thought we'd survive losing him in January but definitely lose him in the Summer.

    Now all I'm concerned about is who we bring in, not just because of the sale of Britt, but because our squad desperately needed some fresh talent.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    I don't get this "we stood by him while he was injured" thing, I mean what were either we or Britt supposed to do? It was an unfortunate piece of luck but injuries are always a possibility and part of the risk when you buy any player. It's crap that he never got to play a full season for us but that's the way the dice fall sometimes.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Trents View Post
    What criteria? This was my example of quality coming through from semi-pro level.
    To my mind it's players bought from non league, not already in league footy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangerz View Post
    I don't get this "we stood by him while he was injured" thing, I mean what were either we or Britt supposed to do? It was an unfortunate piece of luck but injuries are always a possibility and part of the risk when you buy any player. It's crap that he never got to play a full season for us but that's the way the dice fall sometimes.
    Yeah but we had plenty of great times with Britt, even if we didn't get a full season.
    Obviously keeping us up on the final day with those goals, then there's that goal against Derby for another, but one of my favourite moments was the hat trick against Fulham a few years ago at home.
    For someone who we never got a full season out of, we had some great moments.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Bangerz View Post
    I don't get this "we stood by him while he was injured" thing, I mean what were either we or Britt supposed to do? It was an unfortunate piece of luck but injuries are always a possibility and part of the risk when you buy any player. It's crap that he never got to play a full season for us but that's the way the dice fall sometimes.
    exactly and the injury probably hit home for him, does his cruciate again and his career could be over. they say its all about the money but if you put yourself in that situation you would take 60k a week especially with him just having a kid and priorities changing. all the best to the lad, great player and hope he makes it to the prem


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    Yeah but we had plenty of great times with Britt, even if we didn't get a full season.
    Obviously keeping us up on the final day with those goals, then there's that goal against Derby for another, but one of my favourite moments was the hat trick against Fulham a few years ago at home.
    For someone who we never got a full season out of, we had some great moments.
    The whole "we didn't get a full season" isn't really relevant though. He could stay with us, only play 25 games again, and we won't have had a full season. He should have had a full season last year, but his knee stopped him from doing that.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Last year we sold Burke when I was on holiday, this year Brit...maybe I should go on holiday outside the transfer window....

    Disappointed he left for another championship club but then I'm glad Dyche didn't get him either. I wouldn't boo him, unless he celebrates scoring against us. Can see the latter happening but not the former.

    I think the post can stop reporting on what he's doing now, I don't give a fuck if he's nervous about doing karaoke, he's nothing to do with Forest any more.

    Thanks for the goals and keeping us up but its time to move on. Hopefully this will allow us to become a more balanced team so it might end up being a good thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangerz View Post
    I don't get this "we stood by him while he was injured" thing, I mean what were either we or Britt supposed to do? It was an unfortunate piece of luck but injuries are always a possibility and part of the risk when you buy any player. It's crap that he never got to play a full season for us but that's the way the dice fall sometimes.
    It's all about investment.

    We've invested a lot of money in Britt in terms of wages, and a lot of time & care looking after him whilst injured & nurturing him back to full fitness. Just from a decency POV I'd like to think that Britt, as a human being, might recognize this and think "Forest could really do with my goals this season. I'd like to re-invest that into them to ensure they stay up whilst they stabilize, as a way of showing graditude".

    From a business & other perspectives I can see why that hasn't happened, and I actually think the move is win-win for everyone, so can't really grumble.

    But Britt has gone from being a player I had fondness for & a potential hero, to just another fat commodity which I've no feelings for. He is now the enemy and I've no connection to him at all. If him staying fit means we're better off as a club I hope he stays fit. If we'd be better off for him recieving a career ending injury I'd see his career finished in a milisecond.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Harsh that, Alf. I admire your honesty, mind.

    What about Britt's potential to take points off our rivals? A Boro hattrick against Derby would still make me smile.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Cortez the Killer View Post
    Harsh that, Alf. I admire your honesty, mind.

    What about Britt's potential to take points off our rivals? A Boro hattrick against Derby would still make me smile.

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    Me too... but knowing our luck Britt will be out injured when Boro play Derby.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    If he's scoring goals for Middlesborough against Derby he is still winning points for our rivals. Middlesborough.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CunnyFunt View Post
    If he's scoring goals for Middlesborough against Derby he is still winning points for our rivals. Middlesborough.
    Not likely to be our rivals really are they. Now Burton, Sheffield United, Ipswich, Birmingham etc maybe, but not Boro

    Your palms are holding her neck and thumbs are at her ears regulating the speed of her head as she swallows and then sucks up your machinery. She is topping up your engine oil for the cross-country coming up. Your RPM is hitting a new high. To wait any longer would be to lose prime time... She picks up a Bugatti's momentum. You want her more at a Volkswagen's steady trot. Squeeze the maximum mileage out of your gallon of gas. But she's eating up the road with all cylinders blazing.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Pope View Post
    Not likely to be our rivals really are they. Now Burton, Sheffield United, Ipswich, Birmingham etc maybe, but not Boro
    thats the main issue people are unrealistic about the expectation for next season


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry1982 View Post
    thats the main issue people are unrealistic about the expectation for next season
    Other than the windowlickers on Twatter I really don't think that's the case at all. Not spoken to one person who goes down regularly over the summer that can see us anywhere higher than mid-table....and they're not being negative when they say that.

    Proper Forest fans know what a f*cking state we've been in and would just like a season with a few laughs here and there.

    (and 6 points off D***y, obvs)


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    "Glad he's gone. We're better for it. He 'only' scores goal"

    "What a selfish journeyman leaving our club. Wheres the loyalty"

    Laughable comments. Was he a journeyman when he left pboro for us?

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry1982 View Post
    thats the main issue people are unrealistic about the expectation for next season
    My expectations are whatever it takes to keep Warburton at the club for 2 years minimum.

    The fact that Marinakis & Warburton are associated with success puts a little more pressure in the mix, given neither will want to be scrambling round the bottom end of the table for too long. I think we need to account for this before we settle on the "anything better than last season is a bonus" line.

    Last edited by MASE; 19-07-17 at 15:17.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Pope View Post
    Not likely to be our rivals really are they. Now Burton, Sheffield United, Ipswich, Birmingham etc maybe, but not Boro
    They would have been our rivals if Britt would have stayed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cortez the Killer View Post
    Harsh that, Alf. I admire your honesty, mind.

    What about Britt's potential to take points off our rivals? A Boro hattrick against Derby would still make me smile.

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    That's why I said "if we'd be better off" mate. I leave it with the fates that be, if Britt benefits Forest then may he do well, if he doesn't I've no qualms about him never playing again.

    I mean, hypotheticaly if you say to me that I had the choice of Wes Morgan staying fit and us finishing 12th, or Wes getting a career ending injury and us finishing 9th hand on heart I would sooner he stay fit. Wes' service is as commendable as you get in the modern game, and it's shocking how much we undervalued his contribution to us.

    However, if you were to say I'd the choice of Britt staying fit meant us finishing 12th, or him getting a career ending injury meant us finishing 9th I'd ask for replays of the tackle which finished him and got us 3 insignificant places higher.

    It's a simple reflection of how he's viewed us as a disposable stepping stone, and so he's now just an expendable commodity. I bare him no ill will, he's just nothing to us now, and if his failure/pain/suffering/decline means our success I'd enjoy that simply because we'd be succeeding.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik View Post
    Why should we?

    By all accounts he was happy to stay until Middlesborough started talking about a wage that was way beyind anything Forest could offer. For a player who had a career threatening injury it was security for life and I don't see how any reasonable minded person could begrudge him that.

    Forest managed to do quite well out of the deal as so we don't owe Assombalonga any abuse, maybe even polite applause because without his goals on the last day we'd have been playing League 1 again this season.
    If he's after love affection and respect on his City Ground return his best course of action would be to stay well within earshot of the adoring Boro fans.

    I'm afraid fucking off for money, with 4 years of a tasty extended contract still in play doesn't exactly inspire me to show him any.

    So he won't get any.

    By "relegation battle", do you mean 7th, 12th or 14th?

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    I won't be paying him any attention either way to be honest. He doesn't play for my team anymore so he's just another footballer now


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Yeh, why is this thread still in Forest Banter anyway?!


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    "Don't blame me......I mean, obviously I negotiated the new contract, with the release clause that Middlesborough met, but it's still totally the new owner's fault"


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    ''Boo...boo... booo... the Britt Assomblaonga...'' you all know the tune.

    sang with tongue placed firmly in one's cheek.

    Last edited by rockabilly; 19-07-17 at 16:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipstones Pye Eater View Post
    Yeh, why is this thread still in Forest Banter anyway?!
    It isn't.

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    I was dreading this moment


 

 

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