Britt Assombalonga's Nottingham Forest move lands Watford another £2.15m - taking the total earned to more than £3.3m

Assombalonga's Forest move earns Watford another £2.15m

Assombalonga's Forest move earns Watford another £2.15m

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He may have only played for Watford four times but Britt Assombalonga has earned the club more than £3.3m following his transfer to Nottingham Forest tonight.

The 21-year-old made two starts and two substitute appearances for the Golden Boys in 2012 but struggled to make an impact in the Championship.

The striker impressed on loan at League Two side Southend United during the 2012/13 campaign and this prompted Peterborough United to break their club transfer record to sign him last summer.

Peterborough reportedly paid £1.2m for Assombalonga and we understand Watford agreed a 50 per cent sell-on fee on any profit made by Posh should they sell the player.

Nottingham Forest have tonight completed the signing of Assombalonga for a reported £5.5m, which, if correct, means the Hornets would now be due an additional £2.15m from Peterborough.

Assombalonga scored 33 goals in 58 games for Peterborough in all competitions last season but he did not join a professional club until he was 17.

At the age of 16, the striker decided to enrol at Hertswood School where he considered doing, among other subjects, law. It wasn't until he arrived that he learned about a scheme with Watford's community trust, which combined education and playing football.

Assombalonga, who played out wide as well as up top for the Hornets academy, progressed through the various trials to secure a spot on the team and his performances led to a recommendation to Watford, who offered him a trial.

After being given a scholarship with the club, he impressed for the Under-18s and Reserves and was handed a professional contract by the Hornets in 2011.

He scored 11 goals in 15 appearances at then Ryman Premier side Wealdstone during the 2011/12 season before netting five goals in as many games at Braintree Town in the Conference.

This prompted Sean Dyche to recall the player and hand him his Watford debut. He was given a contract extension by Watford in January 2013, whilst he was impressing on loan at Southend.

Assombalonga was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, then called Zaire, but moved to England when he was eight months old and grew up in north London.

Tonight Assombalonga tweeted: "Happy to have signed for #NFFC [Nottingham Forest], want to say thank you to everyone at #PUFC [Peterborough] for everything they done for me. Was real good there! God bless."

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8:23pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Bush Hornet says...

Awesome business. Looking forward to seeing how the 'we need to get Britt back' brigade will cope
Awesome business. Looking forward to seeing how the 'we need to get Britt back' brigade will cope Bush Hornet
  • Score: 44

8:28pm Wed 6 Aug 14

francowatford says...

The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals francowatford
  • Score: -81

8:33pm Wed 6 Aug 14

staticpen2 says...

He was playing in a league in which Garner scored a lot of goals. Im not saying he isnt a talented player with a big future but I am saying this is the season to judge him now he will be playing Championship football. A season scoring goals in league 1 doesnt mean much to me till he has proven himself on the step up.
He was playing in a league in which Garner scored a lot of goals. Im not saying he isnt a talented player with a big future but I am saying this is the season to judge him now he will be playing Championship football. A season scoring goals in league 1 doesnt mean much to me till he has proven himself on the step up. staticpen2
  • Score: 74

8:36pm Wed 6 Aug 14

croxley46 says...

I thought we also had 1st option to buy him back when P'boro' were selling him.
Did the Posh offer him back to us and if so did we decline?
We could have bought him for a net £3.35m and then sold him later for a much higher fee after banging in a few goals, particularly if TD leaves.
Just a thought.
I thought we also had 1st option to buy him back when P'boro' were selling him. Did the Posh offer him back to us and if so did we decline? We could have bought him for a net £3.35m and then sold him later for a much higher fee after banging in a few goals, particularly if TD leaves. Just a thought. croxley46
  • Score: -26

8:41pm Wed 6 Aug 14

itsafamilyclub!!! says...

I think those that saw him in out youth and reserves new he is special, he reminds me of a young Stan Collymore..
He is strong, quick, direct, skillful, unselfish and a great finisher with both feet and head.

I was gutted when he left, fair enough we get 3.3 million but he is a top talent and will play at the top level and if he gets Forest promoted then it was a very poor decision.

How much do you think we paid in wages to that Arsenal striker who came on loan and never played last year as well as Acuna who we got after we sold Britt?

With our manager wanting to play three up front, Britt would have been ideal in that formation if we hadnt sold him, oh well good luck to him. When he is sold for 15 million next summer by Forest im sure those on here will still say Watford did the right thing selling him!
I think those that saw him in out youth and reserves new he is special, he reminds me of a young Stan Collymore.. He is strong, quick, direct, skillful, unselfish and a great finisher with both feet and head. I was gutted when he left, fair enough we get 3.3 million but he is a top talent and will play at the top level and if he gets Forest promoted then it was a very poor decision. How much do you think we paid in wages to that Arsenal striker who came on loan and never played last year as well as Acuna who we got after we sold Britt? With our manager wanting to play three up front, Britt would have been ideal in that formation if we hadnt sold him, oh well good luck to him. When he is sold for 15 million next summer by Forest im sure those on here will still say Watford did the right thing selling him! itsafamilyclub!!!
  • Score: -20

8:53pm Wed 6 Aug 14

soulfulhornet says...

Good luck Britt, except against us. When I saw him play for us under Sean, he looked out of place, but he is 3 years older and wiser. But it makes the bids for Troy by Burnley, Fulham and Leicester look ridiculous in comparison unless, of course the football world has gone mad (which it has).

Forest are taking a punt at that price, with the furore bt Pearce and the owner regarding the sale of 2 players (and loaning back!), it seems a club where not everyone is on the same page... they spent the proceeds on what is a gamble if we are honest. Could be a stroke of genius or....

Those critics of the Pozzos,Gianfranco, Nani etc should ponder on the quality of many signings we have paid nothing for.. Almen, Fessi, Vydra, Angella. Yes some haven't worked out, but they only cost the wages no fees.

Pozzos are definitely astute... if the figures are correct we have received £3.2 or £.3.3m for a player that has never scored beyondthe third tier of English football. And if he had failed at Peterborough, we got £1.3m or so for someone who was not quite good enough.
Good luck Britt, except against us. When I saw him play for us under Sean, he looked out of place, but he is 3 years older and wiser. But it makes the bids for Troy by Burnley, Fulham and Leicester look ridiculous in comparison unless, of course the football world has gone mad (which it has). Forest are taking a punt at that price, with the furore bt Pearce and the owner regarding the sale of 2 players (and loaning back!), it seems a club where not everyone is on the same page... they spent the proceeds on what is a gamble if we are honest. Could be a stroke of genius or.... Those critics of the Pozzos,Gianfranco, Nani etc should ponder on the quality of many signings we have paid nothing for.. Almen, Fessi, Vydra, Angella. Yes some haven't worked out, but they only cost the wages no fees. Pozzos are definitely astute... if the figures are correct we have received £3.2 or £.3.3m for a player that has never scored beyondthe third tier of English football. And if he had failed at Peterborough, we got £1.3m or so for someone who was not quite good enough. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 58

9:02pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Man from Pinner says...

Sorry but if the price was really £5.5m then what price for TD.
Britt did well in league 1 but will find the championship a different issue.
Sounds to me Stuart Pearce imposed himself on the board following their recent fall out.
Time will tell if this is a good purchase but there must be a risk.
Sorry but if the price was really £5.5m then what price for TD. Britt did well in league 1 but will find the championship a different issue. Sounds to me Stuart Pearce imposed himself on the board following their recent fall out. Time will tell if this is a good purchase but there must be a risk. Man from Pinner
  • Score: 19

9:03pm Wed 6 Aug 14

itsafamilyclub!!! says...

soulfulhornet wrote:
Good luck Britt, except against us. When I saw him play for us under Sean, he looked out of place, but he is 3 years older and wiser. But it makes the bids for Troy by Burnley, Fulham and Leicester look ridiculous in comparison unless, of course the football world has gone mad (which it has).

Forest are taking a punt at that price, with the furore bt Pearce and the owner regarding the sale of 2 players (and loaning back!), it seems a club where not everyone is on the same page... they spent the proceeds on what is a gamble if we are honest. Could be a stroke of genius or....

Those critics of the Pozzos,Gianfranco, Nani etc should ponder on the quality of many signings we have paid nothing for.. Almen, Fessi, Vydra, Angella. Yes some haven't worked out, but they only cost the wages no fees.

Pozzos are definitely astute... if the figures are correct we have received £3.2 or £.3.3m for a player that has never scored beyondthe third tier of English football. And if he had failed at Peterborough, we got £1.3m or so for someone who was not quite good enough.
Well anyway good luck to to him, no point arguaing over things that cant change now.

We have a good strike force if we keep Deeney so im sure we will do well this season..

Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: Good luck Britt, except against us. When I saw him play for us under Sean, he looked out of place, but he is 3 years older and wiser. But it makes the bids for Troy by Burnley, Fulham and Leicester look ridiculous in comparison unless, of course the football world has gone mad (which it has). Forest are taking a punt at that price, with the furore bt Pearce and the owner regarding the sale of 2 players (and loaning back!), it seems a club where not everyone is on the same page... they spent the proceeds on what is a gamble if we are honest. Could be a stroke of genius or.... Those critics of the Pozzos,Gianfranco, Nani etc should ponder on the quality of many signings we have paid nothing for.. Almen, Fessi, Vydra, Angella. Yes some haven't worked out, but they only cost the wages no fees. Pozzos are definitely astute... if the figures are correct we have received £3.2 or £.3.3m for a player that has never scored beyondthe third tier of English football. And if he had failed at Peterborough, we got £1.3m or so for someone who was not quite good enough.[/p][/quote]Well anyway good luck to to him, no point arguaing over things that cant change now. We have a good strike force if we keep Deeney so im sure we will do well this season.. Onwards and upwards itsafamilyclub!!!
  • Score: 20

9:24pm Wed 6 Aug 14

EltonForever says...

I will say it again - one man does not and never has made a team.

The Club is bigger than any one player.

Yes, sure we would like to keep TD, but should he go, Life will go on!

Roll on the new season and get behind the team, no matter who may be in it.
I will say it again - one man does not and never has made a team. The Club is bigger than any one player. Yes, sure we would like to keep TD, but should he go, Life will go on! Roll on the new season and get behind the team, no matter who may be in it. EltonForever
  • Score: 20

9:43pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Irishman358 says...

Good luck to the lad but what great business! 3.5 million for a player who's highest achievement was 15 goals in league 2 and would almost definitely be behind Vydra, Deeney, Ranegie, Ighalo and Fessi. People calling the Pozzos blind for selling him last season are blind themselves- 1 million for a player who only really proved himself in league 2 and below was a good deal at the time-even better now. Had he gone on loan and failed then we would have lost out on 1 million, a risk not worth taking
Good luck to the lad but what great business! 3.5 million for a player who's highest achievement was 15 goals in league 2 and would almost definitely be behind Vydra, Deeney, Ranegie, Ighalo and Fessi. People calling the Pozzos blind for selling him last season are blind themselves- 1 million for a player who only really proved himself in league 2 and below was a good deal at the time-even better now. Had he gone on loan and failed then we would have lost out on 1 million, a risk not worth taking Irishman358
  • Score: 20

10:04pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Glenn Roeder says...

So Britt has got his move to the Championship and is no longer 'only' a League 1 striker.

Its certainly going to be very interesting what the reaction will be on here if he bangs them in for Forest. Money is nice....goals even nicer!!!

Hey Ho
So Britt has got his move to the Championship and is no longer 'only' a League 1 striker. Its certainly going to be very interesting what the reaction will be on here if he bangs them in for Forest. Money is nice....goals even nicer!!! Hey Ho Glenn Roeder
  • Score: 4

10:14pm Wed 6 Aug 14

David:-) says...

Excellent business ... that makes it c£3.6m in fees this week from Britt & Belkalem ... and we haven't sold anyone integral to the team.
Excellent business ... that makes it c£3.6m in fees this week from Britt & Belkalem ... and we haven't sold anyone integral to the team. David:-)
  • Score: 26

10:14pm Wed 6 Aug 14

jasonwatford says...

Name me any other team that has sold a player for 3.2 million having played 2 games and 2 sub apperances. Great Business
Name me any other team that has sold a player for 3.2 million having played 2 games and 2 sub apperances. Great Business jasonwatford
  • Score: 35

10:16pm Wed 6 Aug 14

mkhornet says...

Glenn Roeder wrote:
So Britt has got his move to the Championship and is no longer 'only' a League 1 striker.

Its certainly going to be very interesting what the reaction will be on here if he bangs them in for Forest. Money is nice....goals even nicer!!!

Hey Ho
It will also be very interesting to see the reaction on here if he does nothing this season which is equally as likely. As for a previous poster saying that he's a "Top talent", well only time will tell but as his best so far is 15 goals in league 2 I think calling him a "Top talent" is jumping the gun a bit. We'll know better at the end of this season whether this is good business or not. My gut feeling at the moment is that it is.
[quote][p][bold]Glenn Roeder[/bold] wrote: So Britt has got his move to the Championship and is no longer 'only' a League 1 striker. Its certainly going to be very interesting what the reaction will be on here if he bangs them in for Forest. Money is nice....goals even nicer!!! Hey Ho[/p][/quote]It will also be very interesting to see the reaction on here if he does nothing this season which is equally as likely. As for a previous poster saying that he's a "Top talent", well only time will tell but as his best so far is 15 goals in league 2 I think calling him a "Top talent" is jumping the gun a bit. We'll know better at the end of this season whether this is good business or not. My gut feeling at the moment is that it is. mkhornet
  • Score: 13

10:19pm Wed 6 Aug 14

D.unstable says...

All well and good those on here saying what if he had scored 20 goals for us, think ou ay be forgetting you can only play 11 players, who would you leave out to give him the game time, Troy, Vydra, Ighalo??? Such a big risk so I can understand why we have taken the money and not used our option of first refusal.

Great piece of business in hindsight. Good luck to the lad.
All well and good those on here saying what if he had scored 20 goals for us, think ou ay be forgetting you can only play 11 players, who would you leave out to give him the game time, Troy, Vydra, Ighalo??? Such a big risk so I can understand why we have taken the money and not used our option of first refusal. Great piece of business in hindsight. Good luck to the lad. D.unstable
  • Score: 16

10:33pm Wed 6 Aug 14

lockerbiehornet says...

francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
I see the 'we need to get Britt back' brigade are biting hard tonight!
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]I see the 'we need to get Britt back' brigade are biting hard tonight! lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 10

10:40pm Wed 6 Aug 14

watfordrick says...

Assombalonga to score at least once V Watford this season (nap).
Assombalonga to score at least once V Watford this season (nap). watfordrick
  • Score: 0

10:46pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Stoney77 says...

Danny Graham bagged 25 odd goals in the championship for us and was sold for 3.5 million. Time will tell if the Pozzos have 'made a mistake with Britt' (i.e if Britt scores 20 plus goals a season) but even if they have, using DG as a benchmark, the Pozzos have already secured as much money as any others owners would have got if they sold Assombolonga.

I realise this is a bit of a round-about way of looking at it but for me it's a great bit of business and proves that we are on the up under the Pozzos.
We've also got Vydra, Fessi, Ighalo (and a dozen other good players) for FREE. Let's consider that before trying to criticise the Pozzos.

You also need to consider whether Britt wanted to go to Pboro in the first place. No point in having a player on your books who doesn't want to be here, particularly if you can get blimmin good money for him.

Fair play to Forest, they've taken a gamble, but the Pozzos have made us over 3 million pounds in a year on an unproven player.
Danny Graham bagged 25 odd goals in the championship for us and was sold for 3.5 million. Time will tell if the Pozzos have 'made a mistake with Britt' (i.e if Britt scores 20 plus goals a season) but even if they have, using DG as a benchmark, the Pozzos have already secured as much money as any others owners would have got if they sold Assombolonga. I realise this is a bit of a round-about way of looking at it but for me it's a great bit of business and proves that we are on the up under the Pozzos. We've also got Vydra, Fessi, Ighalo (and a dozen other good players) for FREE. Let's consider that before trying to criticise the Pozzos. You also need to consider whether Britt wanted to go to Pboro in the first place. No point in having a player on your books who doesn't want to be here, particularly if you can get blimmin good money for him. Fair play to Forest, they've taken a gamble, but the Pozzos have made us over 3 million pounds in a year on an unproven player. Stoney77
  • Score: 24

11:01pm Wed 6 Aug 14

the jesterwestport says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Name me any other team that has sold a player for 3.2 million having played 2 games and 2 sub apperances. Great Business
nail on the head !!!!!! enough said
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Name me any other team that has sold a player for 3.2 million having played 2 games and 2 sub apperances. Great Business[/p][/quote]nail on the head !!!!!! enough said the jesterwestport
  • Score: 16

11:34pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -35

11:43pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Bush Hornet says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
Negative scores for people who live in the past. Britt's gone. A long time ago. Deal with it
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]Negative scores for people who live in the past. Britt's gone. A long time ago. Deal with it Bush Hornet
  • Score: 25

11:50pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Hairy Hornet says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
Reality is he's moved on and the hornets have banked over 3m, on a player unproven at a higher level, so deal with it.That's why the Pozzos are successful businessmen and Baz is heading for "Queer St" to use an old phrase!

( a colloquial term for someone finding themselves in difficulty, usually financial) to avoid any misunderstandings!
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]Reality is he's moved on and the hornets have banked over 3m, on a player unproven at a higher level, so deal with it.That's why the Pozzos are successful businessmen and Baz is heading for "Queer St" to use an old phrase! ( a colloquial term for someone finding themselves in difficulty, usually financial) to avoid any misunderstandings! Hairy Hornet
  • Score: 16

12:22am Thu 7 Aug 14

Dr.Hackenbush says...

francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
First, learn how to write and then learn something about football and perhaps then say something
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]First, learn how to write and then learn something about football and perhaps then say something Dr.Hackenbush
  • Score: 14

12:28am Thu 7 Aug 14

Dr.Hackenbush says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
How many times have you watched him play then mate? You are welcome to speak your mind but what are you basing your opinion on? First division football or the few appearances for us two years ago.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]How many times have you watched him play then mate? You are welcome to speak your mind but what are you basing your opinion on? First division football or the few appearances for us two years ago. Dr.Hackenbush
  • Score: 13

5:38am Thu 7 Aug 14

VOReason says...

Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ...

Looks at clues to why it's a great deal:

A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea

B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal.

Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him!
Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ... Looks at clues to why it's a great deal: A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal. Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him! VOReason
  • Score: 15

5:52am Thu 7 Aug 14

lutondown says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb
Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see
All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them.
I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and
IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus
Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these
Forums ?
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them. I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these Forums ? lutondown
  • Score: 9

5:52am Thu 7 Aug 14

lutondown says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb
Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see
All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them.
I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and
IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus
Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these
Forums ?
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them. I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these Forums ? lutondown
  • Score: -5

6:19am Thu 7 Aug 14

buckler says...

I think the money should be used to but the 1881 more flags and free beer in the ground! Don't waste it ..
I think the money should be used to but the 1881 more flags and free beer in the ground! Don't waste it .. buckler
  • Score: 4

6:55am Thu 7 Aug 14

buckler says...

Forget Britt , Henderson will be surplus to requirements now! Get him back on a free and see what Ellingtons up to?
Forget Britt , Henderson will be surplus to requirements now! Get him back on a free and see what Ellingtons up to? buckler
  • Score: 3

7:27am Thu 7 Aug 14

grahamwfc says...

Henderson joined Orient last week, keep up
Henderson joined Orient last week, keep up grahamwfc
  • Score: 7

7:28am Thu 7 Aug 14

grahamwfc says...

buckler wrote:
Forget Britt , Henderson will be surplus to requirements now! Get him back on a free and see what Ellingtons up to?
Think you will find Hendo joined Orient last week, keep up.
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: Forget Britt , Henderson will be surplus to requirements now! Get him back on a free and see what Ellingtons up to?[/p][/quote]Think you will find Hendo joined Orient last week, keep up. grahamwfc
  • Score: 5

7:46am Thu 7 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Dr.Hackenbush wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
How many times have you watched him play then mate? You are welcome to speak your mind but what are you basing your opinion on? First division football or the few appearances for us two years ago.
I am basing it on the progress that Britt has made and the fact that Notts Forest are willing to shell out £5,5m on him. That must tell you we've lost a talented player there surely.

In terms of how many times I've seen him play, many many times is the answer courtesy of the Football League show.

The thing is Mr Bushenhack, I have my opinion. I am allowed to express it but if others don't agree then that's absolutely fine with me. Discussion is what makes the world go round.

HC
[quote][p][bold]Dr.Hackenbush[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]How many times have you watched him play then mate? You are welcome to speak your mind but what are you basing your opinion on? First division football or the few appearances for us two years ago.[/p][/quote]I am basing it on the progress that Britt has made and the fact that Notts Forest are willing to shell out £5,5m on him. That must tell you we've lost a talented player there surely. In terms of how many times I've seen him play, many many times is the answer courtesy of the Football League show. The thing is Mr Bushenhack, I have my opinion. I am allowed to express it but if others don't agree then that's absolutely fine with me. Discussion is what makes the world go round. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 3

7:56am Thu 7 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb
Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see
All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them.
I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and
IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus
Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these
Forums ?
Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away.

HC
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them. I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these Forums ?[/p][/quote]Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -13

8:09am Thu 7 Aug 14

Travelling Hornet says...

The discussions on this subject are all , 'ifs & buts', 'no good crying over spilt milk' 'a bird in the hand.....' , 'over the moon' .
Nuff cliche's for one day.
The discussions on this subject are all , 'ifs & buts', 'no good crying over spilt milk' 'a bird in the hand.....' , 'over the moon' . Nuff cliche's for one day. Travelling Hornet
  • Score: 3

8:14am Thu 7 Aug 14

Travelling Hornet says...

On a serious note , the money will of paid for the new stand!
On a serious note , the money will of paid for the new stand! Travelling Hornet
  • Score: 6

8:20am Thu 7 Aug 14

corbindallas says...

VOReason wrote:
Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ...

Looks at clues to why it's a great deal:

A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea

B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal.

Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him!
Pearce has been around the block, so not sure how he is unproven, he has managed England (temp) and the under 21's as well as Man City. Anyone who wears the 3 lions as passionatley as he did and has a joint dislike of Paul Ince is not clueless in my opinion! I think it is a shrewd bit of business if Britt puts his mind to it he has the ability and skill to be a top Prem striker and I think he has matured to realise this and would not be surprised if he is 'the one that got away' for us in the long term!
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ... Looks at clues to why it's a great deal: A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal. Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him![/p][/quote]Pearce has been around the block, so not sure how he is unproven, he has managed England (temp) and the under 21's as well as Man City. Anyone who wears the 3 lions as passionatley as he did and has a joint dislike of Paul Ince is not clueless in my opinion! I think it is a shrewd bit of business if Britt puts his mind to it he has the ability and skill to be a top Prem striker and I think he has matured to realise this and would not be surprised if he is 'the one that got away' for us in the long term! corbindallas
  • Score: 4

8:38am Thu 7 Aug 14

mellow yellow says...

corbindallas wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ...

Looks at clues to why it's a great deal:

A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea

B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal.

Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him!
Pearce has been around the block, so not sure how he is unproven, he has managed England (temp) and the under 21's as well as Man City. Anyone who wears the 3 lions as passionatley as he did and has a joint dislike of Paul Ince is not clueless in my opinion! I think it is a shrewd bit of business if Britt puts his mind to it he has the ability and skill to be a top Prem striker and I think he has matured to realise this and would not be surprised if he is 'the one that got away' for us in the long term!
Much in the way Kevin Phillips got away from Southampton, you mean? Of course, there is a difference. I would hardly describe a gain of £3.7m as 'the one who got away'. And let's qualify this... BA may (and it's a big may) become a top flight striker, but right now, if we were to role reverse our situation with Forest, I wonder how many people would be on this site screaming blue murder, banging on about crazy money for unproven striker, and so on.

On a related note, £5.5m for a striker of Britt's experience, should value Deeney at over £15m!
[quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ... Looks at clues to why it's a great deal: A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal. Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him![/p][/quote]Pearce has been around the block, so not sure how he is unproven, he has managed England (temp) and the under 21's as well as Man City. Anyone who wears the 3 lions as passionatley as he did and has a joint dislike of Paul Ince is not clueless in my opinion! I think it is a shrewd bit of business if Britt puts his mind to it he has the ability and skill to be a top Prem striker and I think he has matured to realise this and would not be surprised if he is 'the one that got away' for us in the long term![/p][/quote]Much in the way Kevin Phillips got away from Southampton, you mean? Of course, there is a difference. I would hardly describe a gain of £3.7m as 'the one who got away'. And let's qualify this... BA may (and it's a big may) become a top flight striker, but right now, if we were to role reverse our situation with Forest, I wonder how many people would be on this site screaming blue murder, banging on about crazy money for unproven striker, and so on. On a related note, £5.5m for a striker of Britt's experience, should value Deeney at over £15m! mellow yellow
  • Score: 7

8:56am Thu 7 Aug 14

loyalhemel says...

buckler wrote:
I think the money should be used to but the 1881 more flags and free beer in the ground! Don't waste it ..
Or more prawn sandwiches for the upper Graham Taylor stand
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: I think the money should be used to but the 1881 more flags and free beer in the ground! Don't waste it ..[/p][/quote]Or more prawn sandwiches for the upper Graham Taylor stand loyalhemel
  • Score: -2

9:00am Thu 7 Aug 14

bristol hornet says...

buckler wrote:
Forget Britt , Henderson will be surplus to requirements now! Get him back on a free and see what Ellingtons up to?
More drivel from the two baldies at the salon!

You can donate your "I Love Bas" banner to the 1881 singing section - they will soon tear it to shreds where it belongs!

2 Kings 2:23.
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: Forget Britt , Henderson will be surplus to requirements now! Get him back on a free and see what Ellingtons up to?[/p][/quote]More drivel from the two baldies at the salon! You can donate your "I Love Bas" banner to the 1881 singing section - they will soon tear it to shreds where it belongs! 2 Kings 2:23. bristol hornet
  • Score: 0

9:01am Thu 7 Aug 14

jasonwatford says...

Callum Wilson from Coventry to bournmouth for 3 million is best bit of business , he is a far better long term player than Britt
Callum Wilson from Coventry to bournmouth for 3 million is best bit of business , he is a far better long term player than Britt jasonwatford
  • Score: 0

9:02am Thu 7 Aug 14

Harry's Bar says...

corbindallas wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ...

Looks at clues to why it's a great deal:

A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea

B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal.

Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him!
Pearce has been around the block, so not sure how he is unproven, he has managed England (temp) and the under 21's as well as Man City. Anyone who wears the 3 lions as passionatley as he did and has a joint dislike of Paul Ince is not clueless in my opinion! I think it is a shrewd bit of business if Britt puts his mind to it he has the ability and skill to be a top Prem striker and I think he has matured to realise this and would not be surprised if he is 'the one that got away' for us in the long term!
I respect your opinion but disagree on both points. Pearce will spontaneously combust at some point during the season, probably after a meeting with the owner, and resign. Assombalonga for that money is a massive gamble and I'd back Zola's judgement of him.
[quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ... Looks at clues to why it's a great deal: A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal. Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him![/p][/quote]Pearce has been around the block, so not sure how he is unproven, he has managed England (temp) and the under 21's as well as Man City. Anyone who wears the 3 lions as passionatley as he did and has a joint dislike of Paul Ince is not clueless in my opinion! I think it is a shrewd bit of business if Britt puts his mind to it he has the ability and skill to be a top Prem striker and I think he has matured to realise this and would not be surprised if he is 'the one that got away' for us in the long term![/p][/quote]I respect your opinion but disagree on both points. Pearce will spontaneously combust at some point during the season, probably after a meeting with the owner, and resign. Assombalonga for that money is a massive gamble and I'd back Zola's judgement of him. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 3

9:20am Thu 7 Aug 14

SAHornet says...

This seems like a no-brainer to me especially given the depth we have in the striker dept right now (assuming TD stays). Absolutely no experience at Champ level and we net close to 4m quid for him. Very astute business and as a previous poster has said, it pays for our new stand. More than 'nuff said.
This seems like a no-brainer to me especially given the depth we have in the striker dept right now (assuming TD stays). Absolutely no experience at Champ level and we net close to 4m quid for him. Very astute business and as a previous poster has said, it pays for our new stand. More than 'nuff said. SAHornet
  • Score: 5

9:27am Thu 7 Aug 14

VOReason says...

corbindallas wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ...

Looks at clues to why it's a great deal:

A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea

B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal.

Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him!
Pearce has been around the block, so not sure how he is unproven, he has managed England (temp) and the under 21's as well as Man City. Anyone who wears the 3 lions as passionatley as he did and has a joint dislike of Paul Ince is not clueless in my opinion! I think it is a shrewd bit of business if Britt puts his mind to it he has the ability and skill to be a top Prem striker and I think he has matured to realise this and would not be surprised if he is 'the one that got away' for us in the long term!
Failed in every management job thus far
[quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ... Looks at clues to why it's a great deal: A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal. Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him![/p][/quote]Pearce has been around the block, so not sure how he is unproven, he has managed England (temp) and the under 21's as well as Man City. Anyone who wears the 3 lions as passionatley as he did and has a joint dislike of Paul Ince is not clueless in my opinion! I think it is a shrewd bit of business if Britt puts his mind to it he has the ability and skill to be a top Prem striker and I think he has matured to realise this and would not be surprised if he is 'the one that got away' for us in the long term![/p][/quote]Failed in every management job thus far VOReason
  • Score: 5

9:40am Thu 7 Aug 14

lockerbiehornet says...

I see that whilst the fee is £5.5m it could rise to £8m based on appearances, does that mean we potentially stand to get another £1,25m?
I see that whilst the fee is £5.5m it could rise to £8m based on appearances, does that mean we potentially stand to get another £1,25m? lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 6

10:35am Thu 7 Aug 14

Bush Hornet says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Dr.Hackenbush wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
How many times have you watched him play then mate? You are welcome to speak your mind but what are you basing your opinion on? First division football or the few appearances for us two years ago.
I am basing it on the progress that Britt has made and the fact that Notts Forest are willing to shell out £5,5m on him. That must tell you we've lost a talented player there surely.

In terms of how many times I've seen him play, many many times is the answer courtesy of the Football League show.

The thing is Mr Bushenhack, I have my opinion. I am allowed to express it but if others don't agree then that's absolutely fine with me. Discussion is what makes the world go round.

HC
Discussion does make the world go round. It's also a proven way to procrastinate, hinder progress, and remain stuck firmly in the past. I've penned you a poem which might help you Cornet

Britt Assombalonga
Is with us no longer
He earned us lots of wonga
And we are so much stronger
Boo hoo widdley woo
The orns are going up

Just for the record I don't actually care about thumbs up or down. If I did then I wouldn't be writing bad verse, or worse, provoking HC to do the same
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr.Hackenbush[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]How many times have you watched him play then mate? You are welcome to speak your mind but what are you basing your opinion on? First division football or the few appearances for us two years ago.[/p][/quote]I am basing it on the progress that Britt has made and the fact that Notts Forest are willing to shell out £5,5m on him. That must tell you we've lost a talented player there surely. In terms of how many times I've seen him play, many many times is the answer courtesy of the Football League show. The thing is Mr Bushenhack, I have my opinion. I am allowed to express it but if others don't agree then that's absolutely fine with me. Discussion is what makes the world go round. HC[/p][/quote]Discussion does make the world go round. It's also a proven way to procrastinate, hinder progress, and remain stuck firmly in the past. I've penned you a poem which might help you Cornet Britt Assombalonga Is with us no longer He earned us lots of wonga And we are so much stronger Boo hoo widdley woo The orns are going up Just for the record I don't actually care about thumbs up or down. If I did then I wouldn't be writing bad verse, or worse, provoking HC to do the same Bush Hornet
  • Score: 9

10:39am Thu 7 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Dr.Hackenbush wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
How many times have you watched him play then mate? You are welcome to speak your mind but what are you basing your opinion on? First division football or the few appearances for us two years ago.
I am basing it on the progress that Britt has made and the fact that Notts Forest are willing to shell out £5,5m on him. That must tell you we've lost a talented player there surely.

In terms of how many times I've seen him play, many many times is the answer courtesy of the Football League show.

The thing is Mr Bushenhack, I have my opinion. I am allowed to express it but if others don't agree then that's absolutely fine with me. Discussion is what makes the world go round.

HC
Discussion does make the world go round. It's also a proven way to procrastinate, hinder progress, and remain stuck firmly in the past. I've penned you a poem which might help you Cornet

Britt Assombalonga
Is with us no longer
He earned us lots of wonga
And we are so much stronger
Boo hoo widdley woo
The orns are going up

Just for the record I don't actually care about thumbs up or down. If I did then I wouldn't be writing bad verse, or worse, provoking HC to do the same
That's a fine poem my friend. Unfortunately you have fired up my literary juices and I shall be forced to express myself upon these holy pages. Bet you can't wait ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr.Hackenbush[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]How many times have you watched him play then mate? You are welcome to speak your mind but what are you basing your opinion on? First division football or the few appearances for us two years ago.[/p][/quote]I am basing it on the progress that Britt has made and the fact that Notts Forest are willing to shell out £5,5m on him. That must tell you we've lost a talented player there surely. In terms of how many times I've seen him play, many many times is the answer courtesy of the Football League show. The thing is Mr Bushenhack, I have my opinion. I am allowed to express it but if others don't agree then that's absolutely fine with me. Discussion is what makes the world go round. HC[/p][/quote]Discussion does make the world go round. It's also a proven way to procrastinate, hinder progress, and remain stuck firmly in the past. I've penned you a poem which might help you Cornet Britt Assombalonga Is with us no longer He earned us lots of wonga And we are so much stronger Boo hoo widdley woo The orns are going up Just for the record I don't actually care about thumbs up or down. If I did then I wouldn't be writing bad verse, or worse, provoking HC to do the same[/p][/quote]That's a fine poem my friend. Unfortunately you have fired up my literary juices and I shall be forced to express myself upon these holy pages. Bet you can't wait ;-) Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 1

10:43am Thu 7 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

West Ham are trying to buy Deeney. You heard it here first folkies.
West Ham are trying to buy Deeney. You heard it here first folkies. Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 1

11:37am Thu 7 Aug 14

francowatford says...

francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
- 70 must be a record
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]- 70 must be a record francowatford
  • Score: -2

11:37am Thu 7 Aug 14

francowatford says...

francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
- 70 must be a record
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]- 70 must be a record francowatford
  • Score: -3

12:07pm Thu 7 Aug 14

francowatford says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
Thank you hc. I think I made an obvious observation. Any one who scores 38 goals in any league must have something special about them
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]Thank you hc. I think I made an obvious observation. Any one who scores 38 goals in any league must have something special about them francowatford
  • Score: 1

12:16pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Denzil D says...

francowatford wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
- 70 must be a record
Harsh indeed, Franco!
It's not inconceivable that Britt could have flourished alongside Troy last year - or at least have been more effective than Acuna.
I think the truth is that the club didn't really expect Britt to make the grade and saw the £1.3 fee as likely the top of his value. Otherwise we would have loaned him out and retained all the potential up-side.
The sell-on clause (even at 50%) only reduces the 'cost' of getting this judgement wrong - which, as it turned out, we did.
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]- 70 must be a record[/p][/quote]Harsh indeed, Franco! It's not inconceivable that Britt could have flourished alongside Troy last year - or at least have been more effective than Acuna. I think the truth is that the club didn't really expect Britt to make the grade and saw the £1.3 fee as likely the top of his value. Otherwise we would have loaned him out and retained all the potential up-side. The sell-on clause (even at 50%) only reduces the 'cost' of getting this judgement wrong - which, as it turned out, we did. Denzil D
  • Score: 3

12:34pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Denzil D wrote:
francowatford wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
- 70 must be a record
Harsh indeed, Franco!
It's not inconceivable that Britt could have flourished alongside Troy last year - or at least have been more effective than Acuna.
I think the truth is that the club didn't really expect Britt to make the grade and saw the £1.3 fee as likely the top of his value. Otherwise we would have loaned him out and retained all the potential up-side.
The sell-on clause (even at 50%) only reduces the 'cost' of getting this judgement wrong - which, as it turned out, we did.
Thank you very much for more sensible words. I still like this forum though where we can all have a good natter.

HC
[quote][p][bold]Denzil D[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]- 70 must be a record[/p][/quote]Harsh indeed, Franco! It's not inconceivable that Britt could have flourished alongside Troy last year - or at least have been more effective than Acuna. I think the truth is that the club didn't really expect Britt to make the grade and saw the £1.3 fee as likely the top of his value. Otherwise we would have loaned him out and retained all the potential up-side. The sell-on clause (even at 50%) only reduces the 'cost' of getting this judgement wrong - which, as it turned out, we did.[/p][/quote]Thank you very much for more sensible words. I still like this forum though where we can all have a good natter. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 2

12:37pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Goldentrue1 says...

francowatford wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
Thank you hc. I think I made an obvious observation. Any one who scores 38 goals in any league must have something special about them
We got more for Britt across the 2 transfers than we got for Danny Graham! Joe Garner scored well last year as well, maybe we are blind to his talents and should be taking him back as well?
'Hoping' a player turns out good on the 'chance' of a bigger pay day is no way to run a business. This was a really good deal for the club
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]Thank you hc. I think I made an obvious observation. Any one who scores 38 goals in any league must have something special about them[/p][/quote]We got more for Britt across the 2 transfers than we got for Danny Graham! Joe Garner scored well last year as well, maybe we are blind to his talents and should be taking him back as well? 'Hoping' a player turns out good on the 'chance' of a bigger pay day is no way to run a business. This was a really good deal for the club Goldentrue1
  • Score: 4

12:47pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Goldentrue1 says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb
Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see
All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them.
I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and
IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus
Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these
Forums ?
Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away.

HC
For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them. I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these Forums ?[/p][/quote]Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away. HC[/p][/quote]For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view. Goldentrue1
  • Score: 3

1:37pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb
Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see
All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them.
I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and
IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus
Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these
Forums ?
Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away.

HC
For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.
No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion.
HC
[quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them. I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these Forums ?[/p][/quote]Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away. HC[/p][/quote]For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.[/p][/quote]No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -3

1:41pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Goldentrue1 wrote:
francowatford wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
Thank you hc. I think I made an obvious observation. Any one who scores 38 goals in any league must have something special about them
We got more for Britt across the 2 transfers than we got for Danny Graham! Joe Garner scored well last year as well, maybe we are blind to his talents and should be taking him back as well?
'Hoping' a player turns out good on the 'chance' of a bigger pay day is no way to run a business. This was a really good deal for the club
I agree with everything you say. What I said quite a few times last season is we should get Britt back as you could see what a good player is was turning into. Had we done that then we might have made the play-offs then who knows what could have followed.

Strangely we're all correct in this debate as he has made the club fantastic money which we couldn't have dreamt of 2-3 years ago, yet many of us believe he could have propelled us forwards had we taken him back. The flip side is that we could have brought him back, he may not have performed quite as well and we might not have got £5.5m for him.

Still the only concrete fact is that he's made Watford an awful lot of money.

TTFN
HC
[quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]Thank you hc. I think I made an obvious observation. Any one who scores 38 goals in any league must have something special about them[/p][/quote]We got more for Britt across the 2 transfers than we got for Danny Graham! Joe Garner scored well last year as well, maybe we are blind to his talents and should be taking him back as well? 'Hoping' a player turns out good on the 'chance' of a bigger pay day is no way to run a business. This was a really good deal for the club[/p][/quote]I agree with everything you say. What I said quite a few times last season is we should get Britt back as you could see what a good player is was turning into. Had we done that then we might have made the play-offs then who knows what could have followed. Strangely we're all correct in this debate as he has made the club fantastic money which we couldn't have dreamt of 2-3 years ago, yet many of us believe he could have propelled us forwards had we taken him back. The flip side is that we could have brought him back, he may not have performed quite as well and we might not have got £5.5m for him. Still the only concrete fact is that he's made Watford an awful lot of money. TTFN HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -2

1:50pm Thu 7 Aug 14

buckler says...

bristol hornet wrote:
buckler wrote:
Forget Britt , Henderson will be surplus to requirements now! Get him back on a free and see what Ellingtons up to?
More drivel from the two baldies at the salon!

You can donate your "I Love Bas" banner to the 1881 singing section - they will soon tear it to shreds where it belongs!

2 Kings 2:23.
Could use the money to give underprivileged wurzels like you a chance to actually come and watch a game for real!
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: Forget Britt , Henderson will be surplus to requirements now! Get him back on a free and see what Ellingtons up to?[/p][/quote]More drivel from the two baldies at the salon! You can donate your "I Love Bas" banner to the 1881 singing section - they will soon tear it to shreds where it belongs! 2 Kings 2:23.[/p][/quote]Could use the money to give underprivileged wurzels like you a chance to actually come and watch a game for real! buckler
  • Score: 7

1:59pm Thu 7 Aug 14

1234566789 says...

Anyone suggesting just under £4m for a kid with potential is anything but fantastic business is insane! If he scores 20 goals per season for the next 3 years then it may have turned out to be an error in judgement. However, not taking £4m would have been a massive risk (injury, not fulfilling potential etc)
Anyone suggesting just under £4m for a kid with potential is anything but fantastic business is insane! If he scores 20 goals per season for the next 3 years then it may have turned out to be an error in judgement. However, not taking £4m would have been a massive risk (injury, not fulfilling potential etc) 1234566789
  • Score: 3

2:18pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Goldentrue1 says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb
Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see
All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them.
I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and
IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus
Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these
Forums ?
Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away.

HC
For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.
No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion.
HC
Do you mean "who cannot see 'your' reason"?.
No matter what, "happy clappers" is an ignorant term and does not show you as someone who can or wishes to debate or enter in discussion
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them. I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these Forums ?[/p][/quote]Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away. HC[/p][/quote]For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.[/p][/quote]No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion. HC[/p][/quote]Do you mean "who cannot see 'your' reason"?. No matter what, "happy clappers" is an ignorant term and does not show you as someone who can or wishes to debate or enter in discussion Goldentrue1
  • Score: 0

3:21pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb
Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see
All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them.
I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and
IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus
Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these
Forums ?
Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away.

HC
For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.
No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion.
HC
Do you mean "who cannot see 'your' reason"?.
No matter what, "happy clappers" is an ignorant term and does not show you as someone who can or wishes to debate or enter in discussion
Time of the month?
[quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them. I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these Forums ?[/p][/quote]Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away. HC[/p][/quote]For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.[/p][/quote]No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion. HC[/p][/quote]Do you mean "who cannot see 'your' reason"?. No matter what, "happy clappers" is an ignorant term and does not show you as someone who can or wishes to debate or enter in discussion[/p][/quote]Time of the month? Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -1

3:26pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

# Let's all do the conga #
# Britt Asombalonga #
#la la la #
# la la la eh #

# His name is Goldentrue #
# He wears high heel shoes #
# la la la #
# la la la eh #

# He cannot have discussion #
# He's not Ukranian he is Russian #
# la la la #
# la la la eh#

You are privileged to have musicopoetry written about you and I hardly even know you

HC
# Let's all do the conga # # Britt Asombalonga # #la la la # # la la la eh # # His name is Goldentrue # # He wears high heel shoes # # la la la # # la la la eh # # He cannot have discussion # # He's not Ukranian he is Russian # # la la la # # la la la eh# You are privileged to have musicopoetry written about you and I hardly even know you HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -1

3:58pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Goldentrue1 says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb
Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see
All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them.
I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and
IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus
Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these
Forums ?
Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away.

HC
For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.
No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion.
HC
Do you mean "who cannot see 'your' reason"?.
No matter what, "happy clappers" is an ignorant term and does not show you as someone who can or wishes to debate or enter in discussion
Time of the month?
Again, someone who states he wants discussion and debate and is in fact arrogant, ignorant, derogatory and in fact pathetic in what they think is good to post.
Stick to debate, discussion, don't use ignorant terms like 'happy clappers' and you won't show yourself up so much
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them. I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these Forums ?[/p][/quote]Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away. HC[/p][/quote]For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.[/p][/quote]No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion. HC[/p][/quote]Do you mean "who cannot see 'your' reason"?. No matter what, "happy clappers" is an ignorant term and does not show you as someone who can or wishes to debate or enter in discussion[/p][/quote]Time of the month?[/p][/quote]Again, someone who states he wants discussion and debate and is in fact arrogant, ignorant, derogatory and in fact pathetic in what they think is good to post. Stick to debate, discussion, don't use ignorant terms like 'happy clappers' and you won't show yourself up so much Goldentrue1
  • Score: 0

4:10pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Andrew1963 says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
francowatford wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
Thank you hc. I think I made an obvious observation. Any one who scores 38 goals in any league must have something special about them
We got more for Britt across the 2 transfers than we got for Danny Graham! Joe Garner scored well last year as well, maybe we are blind to his talents and should be taking him back as well?
'Hoping' a player turns out good on the 'chance' of a bigger pay day is no way to run a business. This was a really good deal for the club
I agree with everything you say. What I said quite a few times last season is we should get Britt back as you could see what a good player is was turning into. Had we done that then we might have made the play-offs then who knows what could have followed.

Strangely we're all correct in this debate as he has made the club fantastic money which we couldn't have dreamt of 2-3 years ago, yet many of us believe he could have propelled us forwards had we taken him back. The flip side is that we could have brought him back, he may not have performed quite as well and we might not have got £5.5m for him.

Still the only concrete fact is that he's made Watford an awful lot of money.

TTFN
HC
Last year we scored plenty of goals. If we made the play offs it would have been we closed down games and secured the points we had in the bag after 80 mins. No new striker would have changed that. Same as previous year - winning away at Bristol would have seen us automatically promoted, and young Brit would have still have gone to the Posh. Lack of goals is not the reason why we are still in the Championship during the Pozzo era
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]Thank you hc. I think I made an obvious observation. Any one who scores 38 goals in any league must have something special about them[/p][/quote]We got more for Britt across the 2 transfers than we got for Danny Graham! Joe Garner scored well last year as well, maybe we are blind to his talents and should be taking him back as well? 'Hoping' a player turns out good on the 'chance' of a bigger pay day is no way to run a business. This was a really good deal for the club[/p][/quote]I agree with everything you say. What I said quite a few times last season is we should get Britt back as you could see what a good player is was turning into. Had we done that then we might have made the play-offs then who knows what could have followed. Strangely we're all correct in this debate as he has made the club fantastic money which we couldn't have dreamt of 2-3 years ago, yet many of us believe he could have propelled us forwards had we taken him back. The flip side is that we could have brought him back, he may not have performed quite as well and we might not have got £5.5m for him. Still the only concrete fact is that he's made Watford an awful lot of money. TTFN HC[/p][/quote]Last year we scored plenty of goals. If we made the play offs it would have been we closed down games and secured the points we had in the bag after 80 mins. No new striker would have changed that. Same as previous year - winning away at Bristol would have seen us automatically promoted, and young Brit would have still have gone to the Posh. Lack of goals is not the reason why we are still in the Championship during the Pozzo era Andrew1963
  • Score: 1

4:29pm Thu 7 Aug 14

soulfulhornet says...

Would those suggesting that we should have bought Britt back from Peterborough, have considered £5.5m a price worth paying? O.K with the 50% clause it works out at about £3.5m i.e. roundabout a record fee for our club.

Forest have shown that £5.5m is the going rate for a strong level 3 striker (what price Joe Garner at present?). Would the same people, contemplate buying a comparable striker with no prior connection with us for the same fee ? Had we spent that amount of money on a young striker unproven in the Championship from a lower league club, would they consider that good business or a huge gamble?

Makes a proven striker at this level like Matej Vydra look a snipe at £0.
Would those suggesting that we should have bought Britt back from Peterborough, have considered £5.5m a price worth paying? O.K with the 50% clause it works out at about £3.5m i.e. roundabout a record fee for our club. Forest have shown that £5.5m is the going rate for a strong level 3 striker (what price Joe Garner at present?). Would the same people, contemplate buying a comparable striker with no prior connection with us for the same fee ? Had we spent that amount of money on a young striker unproven in the Championship from a lower league club, would they consider that good business or a huge gamble? Makes a proven striker at this level like Matej Vydra look a snipe at £0. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 3

5:20pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Denzil D says...

1234566789 wrote:
Anyone suggesting just under £4m for a kid with potential is anything but fantastic business is insane! If he scores 20 goals per season for the next 3 years then it may have turned out to be an error in judgement. However, not taking £4m would have been a massive risk (injury, not fulfilling potential etc)
No, this should read "not taking £1.3m a year ago would have been a massive risk".
The sell-on portion was not 'at risk' as we would have got that if we'd loaned him to Peterborough rather than sold (then taken the full £5.5m from Forest).
Also by selling there was a risk he'd run down his contract at Posh and leave for nothing.
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: Anyone suggesting just under £4m for a kid with potential is anything but fantastic business is insane! If he scores 20 goals per season for the next 3 years then it may have turned out to be an error in judgement. However, not taking £4m would have been a massive risk (injury, not fulfilling potential etc)[/p][/quote]No, this should read "not taking £1.3m a year ago would have been a massive risk". The sell-on portion was not 'at risk' as we would have got that if we'd loaned him to Peterborough rather than sold (then taken the full £5.5m from Forest). Also by selling there was a risk he'd run down his contract at Posh and leave for nothing. Denzil D
  • Score: 1

7:52pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb
Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see
All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them.
I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and
IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus
Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these
Forums ?
Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away.

HC
For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.
No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion.
HC
Do you mean "who cannot see 'your' reason"?.
No matter what, "happy clappers" is an ignorant term and does not show you as someone who can or wishes to debate or enter in discussion
Time of the month?
Again, someone who states he wants discussion and debate and is in fact arrogant, ignorant, derogatory and in fact pathetic in what they think is good to post.
Stick to debate, discussion, don't use ignorant terms like 'happy clappers' and you won't show yourself up so much
You're a bit gullible old boy. The long-timers amongst us will know that I'm having a giggle. You just get riled very easily but that's good as we need pride, passion and power. I am sending you e-hugs you big teddy bear you
[quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them. I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these Forums ?[/p][/quote]Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away. HC[/p][/quote]For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.[/p][/quote]No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion. HC[/p][/quote]Do you mean "who cannot see 'your' reason"?. No matter what, "happy clappers" is an ignorant term and does not show you as someone who can or wishes to debate or enter in discussion[/p][/quote]Time of the month?[/p][/quote]Again, someone who states he wants discussion and debate and is in fact arrogant, ignorant, derogatory and in fact pathetic in what they think is good to post. Stick to debate, discussion, don't use ignorant terms like 'happy clappers' and you won't show yourself up so much[/p][/quote]You're a bit gullible old boy. The long-timers amongst us will know that I'm having a giggle. You just get riled very easily but that's good as we need pride, passion and power. I am sending you e-hugs you big teddy bear you Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 2

8:27pm Thu 7 Aug 14

1234566789 says...

Denzil D wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
Anyone suggesting just under £4m for a kid with potential is anything but fantastic business is insane! If he scores 20 goals per season for the next 3 years then it may have turned out to be an error in judgement. However, not taking £4m would have been a massive risk (injury, not fulfilling potential etc)
No, this should read "not taking £1.3m a year ago would have been a massive risk".
The sell-on portion was not 'at risk' as we would have got that if we'd loaned him to Peterborough rather than sold (then taken the full £5.5m from Forest).
Also by selling there was a risk he'd run down his contract at Posh and leave for nothing.
Fair point. The case remains that he hasn't scored a Championship goal yet and we are nearly £4m to the good. Appreciate development and sell on values but that's the same amount Rickie Lambert has just gone to Liverpool for and he has just represented England in the World Cup!
[quote][p][bold]Denzil D[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: Anyone suggesting just under £4m for a kid with potential is anything but fantastic business is insane! If he scores 20 goals per season for the next 3 years then it may have turned out to be an error in judgement. However, not taking £4m would have been a massive risk (injury, not fulfilling potential etc)[/p][/quote]No, this should read "not taking £1.3m a year ago would have been a massive risk". The sell-on portion was not 'at risk' as we would have got that if we'd loaned him to Peterborough rather than sold (then taken the full £5.5m from Forest). Also by selling there was a risk he'd run down his contract at Posh and leave for nothing.[/p][/quote]Fair point. The case remains that he hasn't scored a Championship goal yet and we are nearly £4m to the good. Appreciate development and sell on values but that's the same amount Rickie Lambert has just gone to Liverpool for and he has just represented England in the World Cup! 1234566789
  • Score: 3

9:50pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Goldentrue1 says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb
Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see
All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them.
I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and
IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus
Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these
Forums ?
Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away.

HC
For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.
No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion.
HC
Do you mean "who cannot see 'your' reason"?.
No matter what, "happy clappers" is an ignorant term and does not show you as someone who can or wishes to debate or enter in discussion
Time of the month?
Again, someone who states he wants discussion and debate and is in fact arrogant, ignorant, derogatory and in fact pathetic in what they think is good to post.
Stick to debate, discussion, don't use ignorant terms like 'happy clappers' and you won't show yourself up so much
You're a bit gullible old boy. The long-timers amongst us will know that I'm having a giggle. You just get riled very easily but that's good as we need pride, passion and power. I am sending you e-hugs you big teddy bear you
Ok sorry if I bit! Ehugs accepted with gratitude.
I must say though I hate that term "happy clappers". I think it is arrogant and ignorant to call those that support a particular view as "happy clappers" and it winds me up!
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them. I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these Forums ?[/p][/quote]Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away. HC[/p][/quote]For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.[/p][/quote]No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion. HC[/p][/quote]Do you mean "who cannot see 'your' reason"?. No matter what, "happy clappers" is an ignorant term and does not show you as someone who can or wishes to debate or enter in discussion[/p][/quote]Time of the month?[/p][/quote]Again, someone who states he wants discussion and debate and is in fact arrogant, ignorant, derogatory and in fact pathetic in what they think is good to post. Stick to debate, discussion, don't use ignorant terms like 'happy clappers' and you won't show yourself up so much[/p][/quote]You're a bit gullible old boy. The long-timers amongst us will know that I'm having a giggle. You just get riled very easily but that's good as we need pride, passion and power. I am sending you e-hugs you big teddy bear you[/p][/quote]Ok sorry if I bit! Ehugs accepted with gratitude. I must say though I hate that term "happy clappers". I think it is arrogant and ignorant to call those that support a particular view as "happy clappers" and it winds me up! Goldentrue1
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11:46pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Goldentrue1 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
francowatford wrote:
The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals
All,

Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him.

I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season.

Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind.

HC
I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb
Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see
All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them.
I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and
IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus
Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these
Forums ?
Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away.

HC
For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.
No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion.
HC
Do you mean "who cannot see 'your' reason"?.
No matter what, "happy clappers" is an ignorant term and does not show you as someone who can or wishes to debate or enter in discussion
Time of the month?
Again, someone who states he wants discussion and debate and is in fact arrogant, ignorant, derogatory and in fact pathetic in what they think is good to post.
Stick to debate, discussion, don't use ignorant terms like 'happy clappers' and you won't show yourself up so much
You're a bit gullible old boy. The long-timers amongst us will know that I'm having a giggle. You just get riled very easily but that's good as we need pride, passion and power. I am sending you e-hugs you big teddy bear you
Ok sorry if I bit! Ehugs accepted with gratitude.
I must say though I hate that term "happy clappers". I think it is arrogant and ignorant to call those that support a particular view as "happy clappers" and it winds me up!
I got the feeling it did. No offence meant old boy.

COYH

HC
[quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: The money is good but are the owners blind to brits talent, if we had him in the team last year and he banged in 20 we be selling him on for more profit than now had even helped secure play off spot them promotion. Now he has gone to one of our revivals[/p][/quote]All, Why has the post by FrancoWatford got so many negative numbers when he is speaking the absolute truth? It IS great business for Watford but it could have been so so much more if we had kept him. I was and still am part of the 'Bring Back Britt' bandwagon and will not yield to so many on here that are happy with the money. Money isn't everything, success is rather important too and I maintain we would have done better with Brit in the team than not last season. Watch the negatives roll in just because I speak my mind. HC[/p][/quote]I'd love to see the faces of the serial thumb Me up brigade when they open up a thread to see All the accolades their fellow back slappers have awarded them. I don't agree with either you or Franco on Britt, and IMO can only view this as great biz, but Jesus Everyone can have an opinion, surely that's the point of these Forums ?[/p][/quote]Some of the Zola Happy Clappers are evidently still happily clapping away. HC[/p][/quote]For someone who promotes 'discussion' the term "happy clapper" is ignorant, classless and pathetic. If someone has a view different to yours they are not "happy clappers" they are people with a different view.[/p][/quote]No those who follow blindly and cannot see reason are happy clappers. Those who can reason are not. I respect your views as you've promoted a constructive discussion. HC[/p][/quote]Do you mean "who cannot see 'your' reason"?. No matter what, "happy clappers" is an ignorant term and does not show you as someone who can or wishes to debate or enter in discussion[/p][/quote]Time of the month?[/p][/quote]Again, someone who states he wants discussion and debate and is in fact arrogant, ignorant, derogatory and in fact pathetic in what they think is good to post. Stick to debate, discussion, don't use ignorant terms like 'happy clappers' and you won't show yourself up so much[/p][/quote]You're a bit gullible old boy. The long-timers amongst us will know that I'm having a giggle. You just get riled very easily but that's good as we need pride, passion and power. I am sending you e-hugs you big teddy bear you[/p][/quote]Ok sorry if I bit! Ehugs accepted with gratitude. I must say though I hate that term "happy clappers". I think it is arrogant and ignorant to call those that support a particular view as "happy clappers" and it winds me up![/p][/quote]I got the feeling it did. No offence meant old boy. COYH HC Hornet Cornet
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6:56am Fri 8 Aug 14

buckler says...

grahamwfc wrote:
Henderson joined Orient last week, keep up
Got more in my life than keeping tabs on ex players.. Your probably crying over Tommy no doubt! Boohoo ..
[quote][p][bold]grahamwfc[/bold] wrote: Henderson joined Orient last week, keep up[/p][/quote]Got more in my life than keeping tabs on ex players.. Your probably crying over Tommy no doubt! Boohoo .. buckler
  • Score: 2

8:30am Fri 8 Aug 14

Glenn Roeder says...

mkhornet wrote:
Glenn Roeder wrote:
So Britt has got his move to the Championship and is no longer 'only' a League 1 striker.

Its certainly going to be very interesting what the reaction will be on here if he bangs them in for Forest. Money is nice....goals even nicer!!!

Hey Ho
It will also be very interesting to see the reaction on here if he does nothing this season which is equally as likely. As for a previous poster saying that he's a "Top talent", well only time will tell but as his best so far is 15 goals in league 2 I think calling him a "Top talent" is jumping the gun a bit. We'll know better at the end of this season whether this is good business or not. My gut feeling at the moment is that it is.
As Hornet Cornet as said this is a discussion forum and we can all have opinion.

I am certainly not going to be praying that Britt has a successful season just to say I told you so. He HAS gone now but is a 5 and a half mill striker so fair play to him.

Personally I would have liked to have kept him but the sweetener for me is the great little 50% sell-on which was inserted in the contract.

Adrian Durham will be wound up even more by that so even more of a bonus.
[quote][p][bold]mkhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Glenn Roeder[/bold] wrote: So Britt has got his move to the Championship and is no longer 'only' a League 1 striker. Its certainly going to be very interesting what the reaction will be on here if he bangs them in for Forest. Money is nice....goals even nicer!!! Hey Ho[/p][/quote]It will also be very interesting to see the reaction on here if he does nothing this season which is equally as likely. As for a previous poster saying that he's a "Top talent", well only time will tell but as his best so far is 15 goals in league 2 I think calling him a "Top talent" is jumping the gun a bit. We'll know better at the end of this season whether this is good business or not. My gut feeling at the moment is that it is.[/p][/quote]As Hornet Cornet as said this is a discussion forum and we can all have opinion. I am certainly not going to be praying that Britt has a successful season just to say I told you so. He HAS gone now but is a 5 and a half mill striker so fair play to him. Personally I would have liked to have kept him but the sweetener for me is the great little 50% sell-on which was inserted in the contract. Adrian Durham will be wound up even more by that so even more of a bonus. Glenn Roeder
  • Score: 2

3:24pm Fri 8 Aug 14

corbindallas says...

VOReason wrote:
corbindallas wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ...

Looks at clues to why it's a great deal:

A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea

B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal.

Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him!
Pearce has been around the block, so not sure how he is unproven, he has managed England (temp) and the under 21's as well as Man City. Anyone who wears the 3 lions as passionatley as he did and has a joint dislike of Paul Ince is not clueless in my opinion! I think it is a shrewd bit of business if Britt puts his mind to it he has the ability and skill to be a top Prem striker and I think he has matured to realise this and would not be surprised if he is 'the one that got away' for us in the long term!
Failed in every management job thus far
Ah but no but, unproven manager you said, not failed manger which is very true although he did have some success in the under 21's.
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ... Looks at clues to why it's a great deal: A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal. Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him![/p][/quote]Pearce has been around the block, so not sure how he is unproven, he has managed England (temp) and the under 21's as well as Man City. Anyone who wears the 3 lions as passionatley as he did and has a joint dislike of Paul Ince is not clueless in my opinion! I think it is a shrewd bit of business if Britt puts his mind to it he has the ability and skill to be a top Prem striker and I think he has matured to realise this and would not be surprised if he is 'the one that got away' for us in the long term![/p][/quote]Failed in every management job thus far[/p][/quote]Ah but no but, unproven manager you said, not failed manger which is very true although he did have some success in the under 21's. corbindallas
  • Score: 2

3:32pm Fri 8 Aug 14

corbindallas says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
corbindallas wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ...

Looks at clues to why it's a great deal:

A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea

B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal.

Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him!
Pearce has been around the block, so not sure how he is unproven, he has managed England (temp) and the under 21's as well as Man City. Anyone who wears the 3 lions as passionatley as he did and has a joint dislike of Paul Ince is not clueless in my opinion! I think it is a shrewd bit of business if Britt puts his mind to it he has the ability and skill to be a top Prem striker and I think he has matured to realise this and would not be surprised if he is 'the one that got away' for us in the long term!
I respect your opinion but disagree on both points. Pearce will spontaneously combust at some point during the season, probably after a meeting with the owner, and resign. Assombalonga for that money is a massive gamble and I'd back Zola's judgement of him.
Half of me wants to be right the other half does not as if he does turn out to be a super goal machine in the Prem he will be the one that got away, regardless of money made for him, yes it is a gamble but then any English player is with the money they are costing in transfers nowadays. Re Zolas judgement I still state he had no real say on coming and goings as that is Nani domain as I don't think Beppe has any real say, this is how the club is run whether we agree or not.
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Best business of the summer, probably means we will keep troy! If we d bought him for 3+ million you'd all have gone nuts for the net loss ... Looks at clues to why it's a great deal: A) Pearce is a desperate unproven manager who in my opinion has very little idea B) Burnley have 5.5 million in there back pocket and desperately want a striker. Dyche only seems to chase his ex players. Kightly Deeney sordell Graham and recently lansbury. However he has gone nowhere near this deal. Give me ighalo any day and I 've only seen 20 minutes of him![/p][/quote]Pearce has been around the block, so not sure how he is unproven, he has managed England (temp) and the under 21's as well as Man City. Anyone who wears the 3 lions as passionatley as he did and has a joint dislike of Paul Ince is not clueless in my opinion! I think it is a shrewd bit of business if Britt puts his mind to it he has the ability and skill to be a top Prem striker and I think he has matured to realise this and would not be surprised if he is 'the one that got away' for us in the long term![/p][/quote]I respect your opinion but disagree on both points. Pearce will spontaneously combust at some point during the season, probably after a meeting with the owner, and resign. Assombalonga for that money is a massive gamble and I'd back Zola's judgement of him.[/p][/quote]Half of me wants to be right the other half does not as if he does turn out to be a super goal machine in the Prem he will be the one that got away, regardless of money made for him, yes it is a gamble but then any English player is with the money they are costing in transfers nowadays. Re Zolas judgement I still state he had no real say on coming and goings as that is Nani domain as I don't think Beppe has any real say, this is how the club is run whether we agree or not. corbindallas
  • Score: 2

3:16pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Bringe says...

Fantastic business ... keeping him would've been a huge gamble, I doubt he'd have scored half last seasons goals as a loanee so Forest wouldn't be interested and he'd now be off on loan to some other Lg1 club with his contract running out. Can't see him pulling up many trees at this level either.

Just remember 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush'.
Fantastic business ... keeping him would've been a huge gamble, I doubt he'd have scored half last seasons goals as a loanee so Forest wouldn't be interested and he'd now be off on loan to some other Lg1 club with his contract running out. Can't see him pulling up many trees at this level either. Just remember 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush'. Bringe
  • Score: 0

9:54am Wed 20 Aug 14

Alex-L says...

Assombalonga is one of the youngsters that Watford should have kept and nurtured. The club must not make the same mistake as the Premiership clubs, in jettisoning 'British' youth (yes, I know his background). These are the future of this club of ours. I think, with Stuart Pearce as the boss of Forest, the team will win promotion and Britt will be very successful.

Having said that, the win at Rotherham was exactly what Watford needed after Saturday. If the team wants promotion, that was one of those typical must-go-and-win games.

Dyer must play on Saturday - he will be chili-hot - and is top scorer after all.
Assombalonga is one of the youngsters that Watford should have kept and nurtured. The club must not make the same mistake as the Premiership clubs, in jettisoning 'British' youth (yes, I know his background). These are the future of this club of ours. I think, with Stuart Pearce as the boss of Forest, the team will win promotion and Britt will be very successful. Having said that, the win at Rotherham was exactly what Watford needed after Saturday. If the team wants promotion, that was one of those typical must-go-and-win games. Dyer must play on Saturday - he will be chili-hot - and is top scorer after all. Alex-L
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