Unlikely Brennan Johnson (Forest winger)

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Article here says forest want 14m for him
Thought they wanted £20m?
 
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The one who has impressed for Forest so far is Djed Spence. On loan from M'boro (so they don't want him). Can play left or right. Only 21 and comes from London. Worth a tickle?
Wilder said they wanted to recall him but Spence didn’t want to go back and Wilder doesn’t want an unhappy player
 

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Every time I have seen him play he hasn’t impressed me. Got good pace but final ball lacking. Then again every time I say Sawyers play for Walsall it was the same and he turned out alright.
 

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The one who has impressed for Forest so far is Djed Spence. On loan from M'boro (so they don't want him). Can play left or right. Only 21 and comes from London. Worth a tickle?
Played against us in the FA Cup last season.
 

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The one who has impressed for Forest so far is Djed Spence. On loan from M'boro (so they don't want him). Can play left or right. Only 21 and comes from London. Worth a tickle?
Totally agree have watched him a few times and been impressed.
Maybe has an attitude problem his manager at Boro said he could be PL or non league it is up to him, but whenever I have seen him he has impressed,
more so than Johnson.
 

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Totally agree have watched him a few times and been impressed.
Maybe has an attitude problem his manager at Boro said he could be PL or non league it is up to him, but whenever I have seen him he has impressed,
more so than Johnson.
Yes I heard that, Warnock didn’t want him and that’s why he was loaned out
 

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Decent run and pass. Ivan would have buried that one!
 

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Johnson has been pretty anonymous so far. Ambling around and pressing with an intensity not seen at Brentford since Jota and McEachran.
Yeah right
 

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On Spence, I've never seen much evidence of an end product.
 

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I’d love us to get him. Doesn’t look like he fancies coming to us though which is a shame
 

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This bloke is good, feels like we probably will never pay what Forest want though.
 

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Got all the natural assets. If he’s got a good attitude I’m sure the rest will be coached out him = potential special player
 

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Got great pace.. reminds me a little of Watkins.. some TF coaching might make him an established star.. i dont think he'll come this window but there will be a massive fight to get him in the summer
 

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Not for me (but solely based on the Arsenal match).....seemed to me he lacked determination and dynamism in closing down, just trotted around, and never put a foot in....perhaps I'm being harsh?, but for the dough quoted I think we could do a lot better.
...............now, if we wanted a proper right back !!!
 

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I’d love us to get him. Doesn’t look like he fancies coming to us though which is a shame
I wouldn’t worry about that unless a team like West Ham or Everton come in. As long as we are the only serious suitor he’ll prefer us over Forest.

There was a similar situation with Toney. He was asked in an interview about signing for the bees and he turned it into a public plea for a premier league club. No issue with that. Shows ambition which is what you want in a player
 

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I admit that the match was so incredibly tedious that I was not really focused on it but I clearly failed to spot anything that made number 20 stand out. Did I actually miss anything? A fleeting moment of quality?
 

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I admit that the match was so incredibly tedious that I was not really focused on it but I clearly failed to spot anything that made number 20 stand out. Did I actually miss anything? A fleeting moment of quality?
No, nothing at all. His chance to put himself in the shop window. You'd have thought he would have taken it.
 

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It’s a strange one because there’s a lot of negatively on him, and some of it is from what people have seen in one game against Arsenal. Not sure if it’s the fact the media are saying Forest want £20m for him? The club obviously see something in him to make several offers, he’s a highly rated youngster and he may not be the finished article now but the club has proven what they can do with raw talent.
He’s 20 years old. Watkins was 21/22 when he signed and he was playing league 2 football, Johnson is doing well in the Championship, imagine what he can do with our coaching staff. I think he would be an exciting signing.
 

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Significantly still only a 'rumour' despite constant links to us since the summer...
 

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Not for me (but solely based on the Arsenal match).....seemed to me he lacked determination and dynamism in closing down, just trotted around, and never put a foot in....perhaps I'm being harsh?, but for the dough quoted I think we could do a lot better.
...............now, if we wanted a proper right back !!!

i suspect our DOFs use deeper analysis than watching him on telly
 

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For a player to be valued at £15-20m in the championship, you would expect them to be tearing it up regularly.

Don't doubt he is talented, but massively overpriced at those figures. I'm sure Newcastle will pay it though. Can't see BFC will pay that.
 

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It’s a strange one because there’s a lot of negatively on him, and some of it is from what people have seen in one game against Arsenal. Not sure if it’s the fact the media are saying Forest want £20m for him? The club obviously see something in him to make several offers, he’s a highly rated youngster and he may not be the finished article now but the club has proven what they can do with raw talent.
He’s 20 years old. Watkins was 21/22 when he signed and he was playing league 2 football, Johnson is doing well in the Championship, imagine what he can do with our coaching staff. I think he would be an exciting signing.
Forest want about ten times what we paid for Watkins. Five times what we paid for Said. Or nearly three times what we paid up front for Toney. For that I think we need rather more than he’s offering right now. We’re only even vaguely in the running because we have PL money and we’d not have gone much over £5m for him if we’d been in the Championship where he would at least have been able to come straight in to start.
 

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Some of you lot make be laugh. You watch him for 90 minutes in a snoooze fest and decide we could do better.

Our scouting team watch him for over a year and bid £10m for him.

Yup theyve probably got it wrong and your analysis in your armchair whist being on your phone and chatting to your Mrs is probably more valid!
 

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This is simple. Offer them £3 mill plus Joel Valencia. Job done and job done 😋
 

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It’s a strange one because there’s a lot of negatively on him, and some of it is from what people have seen in one game against Arsenal. Not sure if it’s the fact the media are saying Forest want £20m for him? The club obviously see something in him to make several offers, he’s a highly rated youngster and he may not be the finished article now but the club has proven what they can do with raw talent.
He’s 20 years old. Watkins was 21/22 when he signed and he was playing league 2 football, Johnson is doing well in the Championship, imagine what he can do with our coaching staff. I think he would be an exciting signing.
I have watched him several times and concentrated on him because of our reported interest and he has never stood out, Spence has looked better.
 

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I have watched him several times and concentrated on him because of our reported interest and he has never stood out, Spence has looked better.
I’m pretty sure I and others highlighted Spence ages back, even last season against us for Boro, but I assume the club has considered and rejected. Johnson must have unseen qualities from other games for BFC to have made offers.
 

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Some of you lot make be laugh. You watch him for 90 minutes in a snoooze fest and decide we could do better.

Our scouting team watch him for over a year and bid £10m for him.

Yup theyve probably got it wrong and your analysis in your armchair whist being on your phone and chatting to your Mrs is probably more valid!
twas ever thus... just our targets are no longer £5,000 buys from Cambridge or a £500 centre forward from Bognor Regis. So subjective whatever the level of our targets then or now.

Half the fun of following a club rather than football in general.
 

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I’m pretty sure I and others highlighted Spence ages back, even last season against us for Boro, but I assume the club has considered and rejected. Johnson must have unseen qualities from other games for BFC to have made offers.
Happy to go with the clubs assessment, depending if other clubs make offers I would expect he will go for £10 Million + add ons, but he
doesn't at this stage look anything like the player Josh Da Silva was for example last year in the Championship.
 
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