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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    When does this African malarkey start ?
    14 January to 5 February & Imagine there will be a week to 10 days prep ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanRoy View Post
    14 January to 5 February & Imagine there will be a week to 10 days prep ?
    Its usually two weeks before i do believe or thats what i read when Chelsea lost Drogba Kalou etc

    Last edited by Barry; 12-12-16 at 10:34.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Ive no doubt that he feels frustrated by it all but surely hes better off being honest and getting himself fit... if hes fit and firing for his club he could be the same for his country in the not so distant future.

    If he continues with these niggles hell become the type of player only shitty clubs like Forest gamble on.... which benefits neither him or us
    I do agree with that.

    That is why I hope he doesn't go with the emotion side when he makes his decision.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    If he isn't fit enough to play for Forest - who pay his wages - he can't be fit enough to go and play in some tin pot, pointless tournament for a tin pot football team for a tin pot footballing nation.

    He isn't Congolese or whatever - he's British, he lives here and has since he was 8 months old, works here, and pays his taxes here, so to claim he's actually a different nationality just to get to play some "international" football is nonsense and players really should be stopped from doing this.

    Perhaps if he got his finger out he might be able to play for England, the country he's lived in all his life, like Antonio has managed, but I guess it's easier this way.

    What he also ought to do is show some respect to the club who pay him a lot of money and have kept on paying him when he wasn't fit, and help them in their time of need - but I guess in the minds of footballers - if such things exist - it all goes in one direction only.

    Me, me, then me some more.

    If he goes to that tournament then we should sell him because he clearly isn't committed to our cause, but rather the Britt Assombalonga "do whatever I want and balls to everyone else" cause.


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    Mate, have you grown up with his family ? His parents, his uncles, his aunts and his grandparents ? They are every part of that culture and he grew up around it. It's his family and he clearly respects it. His dad represented DRC.

    There may be globalisation but you still see jews hanging out with jews, blacks hanging out with blacks, eastern Europeans hanging out with Eastern Europeans. You cannot change culture.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    And FIFA rules clearly state if you qualify for a country (so if you've a grandparent from there right down to being born there) you can play for that country, even if you've never even been there.

    Britt isn't doing anything wrong here, I think the frustration is that some are inferring he's pulling out of Forest matches to keep himself fit for the African Cup of Nations?

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    I don't care and all this fawning over people and their "culture" is bollocks.

    How much do you think he's earning per week? £30K?

    He's been crocked for over 12 months - so he's had £1.5 million off us for doing sod all, and his gratitude is to piss off and leave us in the mire fighting relegation so he can play for someone else "coz it's his culture".

    I'd rather that his culture was to be respectful to people who help him, and to repay them in any way that he can.

    Personally I wouldn't have the brass neck to keep taking huge wodges of cash off someone when I wasn't able to work, then when I was fit again to bugger off and play for someone else instead.

    It really says a lot about the morality of (particularly) modern footballers, but also society in general.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    My mate says 'Get fit Brit or git!'

    Any road, thought he was Brit Assombalonga not Congo Assombalonga?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Well Red View Post
    My mate says 'Get fit Brit or git!'

    Any road, thought he was Brit Assombalonga not Congo Assombalonga?
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    He shouldn't go if he's not fully fit. He's still young and has potentially many years left of a lucrative career and risking that, regardless of who it's for, shouldn't be encouraged.

    If he is fit enough to play for DRC but not Forest then you have to question his worth to us. He's both an asset of the club and a liability, so will be sold if it's not working here. It's up to him if he wants to be sold to a club who will pay him less, or if he wants to focus fully on his rehabilitation, get back to scoring for Forest on a regular basis and getting sold to a team in the league above and doubling his salary.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    I don't think even Britt could have saved us yesterday, our passing and play in the final third yesterday was poor. It was better he didn't play than get even more injured in a 3-0 defeat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieLePop View Post
    He shouldn't go if he's not fully fit. He's still young and has potentially many years left of a lucrative career and risking that, regardless of who it's for, shouldn't be encouraged.

    If he is fit enough to play for DRC but not Forest then you have to question his worth to us. He's both an asset of the club and a liability, so will be sold if it's not working here. It's up to him if he wants to be sold to a club who will pay him less, or if he wants to focus fully on his rehabilitation, get back to scoring for Forest on a regular basis and getting sold to a team in the league above and doubling his salary.
    This isn't a racist jive or anything - I listen to the World Football Phone-In sometimes on 5 Live and they often have an African correspondent on.

    The standard of administration and management in the African nations is horrible and terribly unorganised. If he is going to a top European nation I would feel in much safer hands because they have proper physiotherapy staff and knowhow around etc etc. Dunno who takes care of DR Congo's stuff, and apologies if this is just complete rubbish, but I wouldn't trust it.

    If he does go there and plays in every game during the African Cup of Nations you would feel the need to question it - but I honestly don't think it will happen. I think it's Britt deciding whether he feels right to play or not, and at the moment I think a lot of it is mental. The whole "hamstring" issue is nonsense, it's his knee that is the problem.

    Makes the decision to give him a 5 year deal batshit mental. Well done Fawaz, that kept the fans quiet for a few days after you sold Burke.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    This isn't a racist jive or anything - I listen to the World Football Phone-In sometimes on 5 Live and they often have an African correspondent on.

    The standard of administration and management in the African nations is horrible and terribly unorganised. If he is going to a top European nation I would feel in much safer hands because they have proper physiotherapy staff and knowhow around etc etc. Dunno who takes care of DR Congo's stuff, and apologies if this is just complete rubbish, but I wouldn't trust it.

    If he does go there and plays in every game during the African Cup of Nations you would feel the need to question it - but I honestly don't think it will happen. I think it's Britt deciding whether he feels right to play or not, and at the moment I think a lot of it is mental. The whole "hamstring" issue is nonsense, it's his knee that is the problem.

    Makes the decision to give him a 5 year deal batshit mental. Well done Fawaz, that kept the fans quiet for a few days after you sold Burke.
    I also feel like Montanier has a lot to do with being careful with our injured players. The one time he brought a player back too soon with Pinillos, the guy immediately was out again for another 6 weeks - and I think Montanier only did that because his hand was forced by having all these fucking crocks for left backs.

    He decided against putting Lansbury out on Saturday (hopefully) to make sure he was fit for the next two games. Fans aren't going to like these decisions, but it's that kind of longer term thinking we've been lacking for too long


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    It doesn't matter where he is born, but how he feels about his heritage. Plenty of people on this forum who born and live in Nottm, but consider themselves Irish or Scottish or whatever. Identity and birth certificate are not the same thing.

    The physio for DR Congo is Rayan Wilson, a fitness and rehab specialist formerly at Bristol Rovers.

    And he hasn't even been called up yet. They have a few strikers playing in premier league clubs and top flight clubs in Europe, so its possible he wont.

    EXACT SAME BENEFITS

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by BryanRoy View Post
    14 January to 5 February & Imagine there will be a week to 10 days prep ?
    Enough time to sell him and buy a quick non injury prone striker.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Im not sure he'll get called up if he doesn't play for us more regularly. And even if he does he might not play - DRC have got some good strikers.

    I'd like to see him put it on hold until he can get, and stay fully fit for Forest. I've got no problem with him playing for his parents' country then, but he should get his priorities right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RealRed85 View Post
    Im not sure he'll get called up if he doesn't play for us more regularly. And even if he does he might not play - DRC have got some good strikers.

    I'd like to see him put it on hold until he can get, and stay fully fit for Forest. I've got no problem with him playing for his parents' country then, but he should get his priorities right.


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    Don't think he will be starting anyway. They have Bakambu who scores a goal every other game in La Liga (ironically he was a former target I believe). Afobe is a good player too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    Don't think he will be starting anyway. They have Bakambu who scores a goal every other game in La Liga (ironically he was a former target I believe). Afobe is a good player too.
    Exactly. Bakambu is brilliant and on recent fitness/form, you would pick Benik Afobe over Britt all day. They also have Mbokani from Hull who is a decent big man.

    Britt is good enough to go, but they might consider it a risk if his fitness is in doubt.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    We've nobody to blame but ourselves. For a few years we've referred to the embargo as 'umbongo' and that obviously reminded Britt that he's eligible to play international football for the Congo.
    When will we ever learn?

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Some of this is light hearted humour. Some of it is vitriolic nonsense. Not what I'd expect here, to be honest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    I don't think even Britt could have saved us yesterday, our passing and play in the final third yesterday was poor. It was better he didn't play than get even more injured in a 3-0 defeat.
    I think he may have exploited the uncertainty in the 'shaggers in the first half. We had some good breaks but with bendy going all over the place, we lacked an ace goal-hanger which is what Britt can be.
    Over the African competition, I just want him to be honest. If he feels anything, he has got to say. And pull out.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    This afcon might be just what he needs. Get in with a good group of players, a different vibe and he might come back a rejuvenated figure.

    I do understand people's frustrations though. It's not come at a good time for Britt or the club. (If there ever is a good time!)


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    I guess you can't have the AFCON in summer as temperatures would be in the Zillions?? They had the World Cup there so get the bloody tourney shifted!!! look at that, answered my own question.


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    Quote Originally Posted by T.O.Tricky. View Post
    I guess you can't have the AFCON in summer as temperatures would be in the Zillions?? They had the World Cup there so get the bloody tourney shifted!!! look at that, answered my own question.
    The south African world cup was in their winter i think.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    To be honest, I don't want him to go but it wouldn't be a disaster. Vellios is a very good striker and so is Bendtner with the right service.


 

 

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