Time wasting is a bit of a weird thing among football fans.
When you’re on the receiving end of it, it’s one of the worst things in the world. But when you’re the team that is doing the time-wasting, it’s one of the funniest parts of the game and arguably the most enjoyable.
Now when it comes to time-wasting, you could make the argument that one of the best, if you can call it that, in the division is Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba, who has picked up a bit of a reputation for it this season, and I personally am a massive fan of it.
Are you a fan of Brice Samba's time-wasting 'skills'
And it seems as if I’m not the only one that happens to be a fan of his time-wasting, as a large section of the Nottingham Forest fanbase seem to have picked up on his little tricks, and seem to find themselves looking forward to them whenever they can. Even the man at the centre of the discussion seems to take enjoyment out of it all.
— Samba brice (@samba_brice) February 25, 2020
I laugh my head off when he does that slow motion run up to the ball. He is the almighty rustler.
— Nick (@NickBrookz) February 25, 2020
@NFFC don’t ever let this man leave. I don’t care if he’s 86 years old strapped to an oxygen tank, this man has to stay FOREVER!
— Claire (@LilMissRedDog) February 25, 2020
— Matt Floyd (@MattFloyd79) February 25, 2020
— Dave Ball (@d_p_ball) February 25, 2020
Has there ever been a player that’s come to forest and gained legend status as quickly as Samba has?
— adrian clarke (@adrianclarke64) February 25, 2020
You’ve perfected the “I’m making it look as though I’m running, but I’m actually walking” that substitutes have been using for years. Thing is, you then play a brilliant ball to a teammate, never change.
— Ian Trembirth (@IanTrem) February 25, 2020
I don’t know whether its that or the way he just jumps on the ball for a quick lie down. I cannot tell you how much (a) it makes me laugh (b) even more laughter when I hear the away fans booing (c) laugh upon laugh when he waves at the ref. A thing of beauty. #nffc.
— david huskisson (@dhuskiss) February 25, 2020
And having picked up 6 yellow cards so far this season, the majority of which for time-wasting, I wonder how many he’ll pick up by the end of the season.