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  1. #4251
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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Although the "doo doo doooo... Britt Assombalonga" song was one of my favourites


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by RealRed85 View Post
    Just because players are free it doesn’t mean they will desperately accept a low wage, come on trial for free or my favourite from fans, accept a “pay as you play” deal.

    It’s not the 90s, being a free transfer is the most powerful position for an established player to be in nowadays. With no transfer fee, they ask for huge wages and a chunky signing on fee too. Normally get them too.

    The idea that free transfers work out cheap is up there with the idea that loans from PL teams are free too. Not anymore they’re not, they usually come with huge loan fees.

    Assombalonga will be looking for his last big payday and he’ll wait until someone offers it. I don’t think he’s worth that anymore, as he seems to be on the decline as a goalscorer.


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    It irks me every time when I see a list of player transfer fees with no mention of wages or associated fees. You don’t need to be a financial expert to see that Norwich, Watford and Bournemouth’s much larger wage bills gives them a significant advantage regardless of their net transfer spending.

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

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Wouldnt contemplate Assombalonga personally, he needs most of the work to be done around him & its plain to see how thats going at the moment.

    Then theres wages, fitness, hunger obstacles to get over.

    Time to rethink our recruitment strategy.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    Hughton is shrewd enough to be thinking similar.
    Knockaert, Freeman and Murray have all played in the past few matches. I'll bet you they all get appearance money too. None of them should be in the matchday squads between now and the end of the season. They will be, though.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Falls into the same bracket as Taylor for me - good backup.

    He's 3 years younger than Taylor, but how does his wages/fitness/attitude compare?


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    He was finished when we sold him originally. It’s a no from me.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Same old, same old.

    let's think of a player who we liked in the past, get them back for a swansong that will deliver little.

    Has this ever worked out for us?

    We got an Ok half of a Season out of Mike Dawson. That's probably the height of such folly.

    We've got a squad of experienced players. We'll keep the core of them.

    We need to fill in some gaps with some thrills who will come from younger players with a future to play for.

    EXACT SAME BENEFITS

  9. #4258

    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    Same old, same old.

    let's think of a player who we liked in the past, get them back for a swansong that will deliver little.

    Has this ever worked out for us?

    We got an Ok half of a Season out of Mike Dawson. That's probably the height of such folly.

    We've got a squad of experienced players. We'll keep the core of them.

    We need to fill in some gaps with some thrills who will come from younger players with a future to play for.
    It has worked though.

    Andy Reid remains one of the best players to wear the shirt in the past 20 years.

    Des Walker's return was good too.

    For me I don't care if they've played here before or not, if they're up to the job the sign them. If not, let Modesto sign them and pretend they're good instead.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Reidy wasn't even half the player he was when he came back. Yet again, he spent most of that time in the treatment room.

    Where's the value of that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    Reidy wasn't even half the player he was when he came back. Yet again, he spent most of that time in the treatment room.

    Where's the value of that?
    Reid MK2 and Antonio are outright the best players we've had in the past decade IMO.

    Reid played 83 games over the course of 2 seasons under SOD & Davies.

    "Where's the value in signing a genuine Premier calibre player on a free, who was easily in the to 3 creative players in the league, play almost a full season for 2 years on the spin? Not to mention a hugely positive personality on and off the pitch in terms of leadership"

    FFS

    Last edited by Alf-engelos Mindminackers; 22-04-21 at 10:29.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    I don't think we could actually afford him, regardless of his perceived quality.

    If we could then the other part of the equation is that was can't afford anything else, so we're not going to spend £5m on a League One prospect.

    I'd take him back - look at our other options!

    Johnson Assombalonga Mighten up top.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Probably had his best times here and would fancy it.

    “What’s that coming over the hill
    Assombalonga, Assombalonga”!
    I wouldn't want anybody as mentally weak as him, considering every trip to the City Ground where he has had abuse he has looked absolutely awful.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by RealRed85 View Post
    Just because players are free it doesn’t mean they will desperately accept a low wage, come on trial for free or my favourite from fans, accept a “pay as you play” deal.

    It’s not the 90s, being a free transfer is the most powerful position for an established player to be in nowadays. With no transfer fee, they ask for huge wages and a chunky signing on fee too. Normally get them too.

    The idea that free transfers work out cheap is up there with the idea that loans from PL teams are free too. Not anymore they’re not, they usually come with huge loan fees.

    Assombalonga will be looking for his last big payday and he’ll wait until someone offers it. I don’t think he’s worth that anymore, as he seems to be on the decline as a goalscorer.


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    Pay as you play deals are hilarious. I can't remember the last professional football that signed a pay as you play deal.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    Pay as you play deals are hilarious. I can't remember the last professional football that signed a pay as you play deal.
    For us Chris Cohen.

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  16. #4265
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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    1 He is 28, so still the right side of 30.
    2 In a 4-4-2 him and Taylor could be awesome.
    3 Has that knee injury taken away his fearless fast paced approach to the game a bit?
    It would be a gamble, but there are worse strikers out there at the moment (most of which are on our books).


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Ah the halcyon days when we were a mediocre Championship club with bang average players like Assombalonga. If only we could get him back and recreate those days.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Berkshire Red View Post
    Knockaert, Freeman and Murray have all played in the past few matches. I'll bet you they all get appearance money too. None of them should be in the matchday squads between now and the end of the season. They will be, though.
    Well I wouldnt be playing anyone who won't be here next season... Trouble is, we have to fill 11 slots on the pitch and 9 on the bench!


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Britt was purring along nicely until his knee exploded.

    I’d argue he’s never really been the same player since.

    The trick - ha ha - is to be finding players like Britt Assombalonga earlier, before the likes of Peterborough get their hands on them. They must be out there, I mean, the likes of the aforementioned Peterborough, Brentford and Barnsley seem to unearth these gems, whereas Forest seem more akin to partaking in „Grab a Granny Night“ down at the bingo.

    Forest used to be good at that, why not do so again?

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Had a look at what Boro fans think. They’re not complimentary about him.

    Most think Fletcher is the bigger loss but he can never stay fit.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    Pay as you play deals are hilarious. I can't remember the last professional football that signed a pay as you play deal.
    I think Andy Carroll is currently on one at Newcastle.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Haych View Post
    I think Andy Carroll is currently on one at Newcastle.
    Typical Mike Ashley, even has his footballers on zero hours contracts.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-engelos Mindminackers View Post
    Reid MK2 and Antonio are outright the best players we've had in the past decade IMO.

    Reid played 83 games over the course of 2 seasons under SOD & Davies.

    "Where's the value in signing a genuine Premier calibre player on a free, who was easily in the to 3 creative players in the league, play almost a full season for 2 years on the spin? Not to mention a hugely positive personality on and off the pitch in terms of leadership"

    FFS
    Deluded.

    We got him after he had struggled to make an impact at Blackpool FFS.

    His first season back was OK but managed to get Player of the Season because Fans. Over 5 season he played 3 seasons worth of games.

    Antonio is irrelevant to this discussion.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Britt was purring along nicely until his knee exploded.

    I’d argue he’s never really been the same player since.

    The trick - ha ha - is to be finding players like Britt Assombalonga earlier, before the likes of Peterborough get their hands on them. They must be out there, I mean, the likes of the aforementioned Peterborough, Brentford and Barnsley seem to unearth these gems, whereas Forest seem more akin to partaking in „Grab a Granny Night“ down at the bingo.

    Forest used to be good at that, why not do so again?
    Peterborough have had twice as many flops as they have had sucesses - and a lot of the players do well because of the style they play. They are all very front foot so it's naturally easier to score goals for them.

    Like I have said before about those clubs their scouting may not be significantly better than other clubs, but they just back players properly by playing them in games even through bad spells (because pressure is less, also) and helping them settle off the pitch.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    Deluded.

    We got him after he had struggled to make an impact at Blackpool FFS.

    His first season back was OK but managed to get Player of the Season because Fans. Over 5 season he played 3 seasons worth of games.

    Antonio is irrelevant to this discussion.
    I'll just leave this here....





    Yeah, who'd want that on a free transfer, because he's not a shiney new player.

    We'll just keep ignoring Des Walker as a stalwart centre half returning to take us to the playoffs too

    I don't rate Britt half as highly as either, but I'm certainly not against him returning if Hughton thinks he's up to it.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Some returns work, some don’t that’s it.

    Reid and Des were good
    Dawson was decent for a few months
    Jenas was nice for some nostalgia but in reality was a waste of money

    I can’t remember any others in recent memory who returned so they must of been shit


 

 

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