Troy Deeney discusses his potential departure from Watford and new contract

Troy Deeney and his son Myles after Saturday's victory over Leeds United. Picture: Dave Peters.

Troy Deeney and his son Myles after Saturday's victory over Leeds United. Picture: Dave Peters.

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Troy Deeney's honesty is what continues to make him a superb interview and it would have been easy for the striker to toe the party line when asked about the events which led to him signing a new four-year contract at Watford this week.

He could have stated: "I didn't consider leaving Watford for one second, I'm 100 per cent happy with the club's valuation of me and I would never consider handing in a transfer request".

However, Deeney always appears to be honest when addressing the media. Sometimes too honest for his own good. But it is refreshing nonetheless.

The Hornets' captain admits he did consider leaving the Golden Boys this summer and makes no secret about his desire to play Premier League football.

"I’m not going to lie and say ‘I never thought about moving’ because it wouldn’t have been normal if I didn’t," Deeney admitted.

A lot of footballers use sound bites to praise their respective club's supporters but you get the feeling with Deeney that he probably meant it when he then added: "But I thought about it and the deciding factor was on the first game against Bolton, I came out and got a massive reception.

"It was a bit like when I first came back [following a spell in prison], it was a bit like: ‘Were people going to be a little bit funny [with me]?’ I didn’t play all of the pre-season games and loads of stuff was coming out but the PA said my name and everyone gave me a big cheer. And as we were coming off [the pitch], they gave me a massive cheer again and my missus said to me: ‘Would you get that anywhere else?’ And I was like: ‘I probably would get it but I’d have to earn it all again’.

"In the Premier League it’s not as forgiving; if you’re not scoring after three games, you’re terrible. (Matej) Vydra is a perfect example of that – his stock fell really quickly. We looked at it and we decided, as of right now, this is probably the right thing for us."

Watford's strong stance was probably a factor as well. Early in the summer, we understand offers of around £10m would have been considered by the Golden Boys.

However, once the season started, and Deeney excelled against Bolton Wanderers, owner Gino Pozzo made it clear their new captain would not be sold, even if a club bid an absurd fee.

We were told Leicester City submitted a third offer of £10m, plus an additional £2m in add-ons, but it was rejected by the club, even though it probably would have been enough to secure the player's services a month earlier.

Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City, Burnley and Norwich City all submitted bids for the 26-year-old and they were turned down.

Once Pozzo made his decision they would not sell Deeney, Watford started initial contract negotiations with the player's agent two weeks ago.

Deeney confirmed the negotiations increased on Monday and the deal was signed on Wednesday afternoon.

We have been told the club had initially hoped to tie Deeney down to a three-year contract but on Wednesday 'compromises' were made over the deal and the club insisted on a fourth year.

At one stage, it looked unlikely negotiations would be concluded on Wednesday and a further meeting was pencilled in for Sunday. But in the end, the deal was done and all parties were, seemingly, left happy.

Deeney was asked if he would have considered staying even if the club didn't offer him a new contract on more money. He said: "I wasn’t getting paid the minimum wage before, so I was doing all right. I think it’s just the fact they’ve realised I’ve done all right over the last two years and I haven’t kicked up a fuss [about not moving], so there is a mutual respect kind of thing there."

He added: "I think in the past, with lads like Danny (Graham) and Marvin (Sordell); if you do well, you get sold – it’s sort of the ‘Watford Way'.

"Now we’ve got Gino Pozzo in, he’s bucked the trend and he’s let everybody know - and I think he showed last year with Vydra - that if you want one of his players then you’re going to have to be willing to fork out some money.

"I’m paid quite well, so I’m not really going to mess that up by throwing in a transfer request and being all cheesy – it’s not really my style. If I put in a transfer request and he says no, I look like an idiot don’t I?

"That was it, it was just a case of doing your job, getting paid and I always knew if I wasn’t going to move, they were going to offer me something new, so it was never really a case of being stuck on the same thing. At the very least, I was going to stay here for another four more years [on an improved contract]."

Watford Observer: Frank Smith was 'hugely impressed' with Gino Pozzo when he met Watford's co-owner last week. Picture: Holly Cant

Watford owner Gino Pozzo decided after the Bolton game that the club would not be selling Troy Deeney, even if they received on offer which matched their previous valuation of the striker.

 

One news outlet reported after the Norwich City match two weeks ago that Deeney was unhappy at the club's stance and was considering handing in a transfer request.

"You know about them sources mate, a lot of them are not true," Deeney replied when asked about the report. "Until you hear it from Troy or from Watford, it’s just people talking. I was never, ever going to throw a transfer request in; not unless someone offered like £12m and the club were being stupid, then we may have gone down that route. It was just a case of playing your position and not kicking up a fuss over nothing."

Deeney was linked with a move away from the club last summer, with Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United among the clubs linked. In the end, Hull City were the only club to submit an offer, which was rejected by Watford.

The club's top scorer from last season claims the transfer speculation this year has not affected him too much, saying: "It hasn’t actually been that bad. The season before was more stressful because I was new to it then. This season I’ve been chilling.

"I’ve got other stuff to worry about; I got married in the summer and I have a daughter on the way as well (due in ten weeks) so I’m just grafting. We weren’t here for three weeks as well when we were in Austria, so that helped."

Deeney did post a message on Twitter directed at the Watford Observer last week, highlighting that there was a new transfer story every week despite the player not being allowed to speak to the newspaper.

He explained: "It becomes frustrating because I’m quite an honest person and when it’s other people talking about me, it becomes a bit annoying. I have to try to remain professional but every now and again, I do have a human side which kicks in and I do get a little bit annoyed because it’s just stories and everyone seems to know more than me. That’s how it felt at the time, even though I knew what was happening along the way.

"If you’re the general public and you’re just picking up these papers and see Watford turning down £10m and all that nonsense; after a while it was like: ‘Come on, have you not have had enough of this yet?’"

Deeney is not one who is renowned for biting his tongue, but accepted: "It is part of the game. I’m not a 21-year-old anymore who just runs off his mouth. I have to think about everything I do before I do it. If I put things up on my Instagram or my Twitter, nine times out of ten I’ve thought about what I’m doing before I do it. It’s just part and parcel of the game and growing up. Now I’m captain, I have to have a bit more responsibility in terms of what I do and what I say. I’m representing the club at the end of the day, so I’ve got to think of that as well."

This summer has seen several Championship clubs involved with deals worth millions of pounds.

We understand Fulham's signing of Ross McCormack was worth an initial £6m but the £11m figure being reported - which includes significant performance-based add-ons - has helped increase the fees clubs in the second tier can demand.

On the club's large valuation for him, Deeney continued: "No [I was not overly frustrated]. I think that’s just the frustration of every striker in this league. Anyone who scores over 15 goals a season wants to get a move. What did Britt (Assombalonga) move for? £5.5m rising to £8m? The boy from Brighton (Leonardo Ulloa) went for £7.5m, Ross (McCormack) went for £11m, and it’s just unrealistic isn’t it?

"(Mario) Balotelli, if you look at his whole record; won the Champions League, won Serie A, won the Premier League, he’s been involved in the World Cup and he’s gone for £16m. Ross McCormack scored for Leeds in the Championship and he’s gone for £11m. Come on.

"I understand it’s a business but it doesn’t really make sense, because we’re all moaning there’s not enough English talent in the Premier League but we’re overpricing them. We’re defeating our own battle."

Read more from Troy Deeney here.

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11:50am Fri 29 Aug 14

hemelhorn87 says...

I do love his honesty, we would be foolish to think he'll be here forever, no one will blame him if he scores another 20 this year, we don't go up and he leaves for a nice fee.
We don't want another Brendan who gives his support and moves on a week later!
Good on ya Troy, now we can get back to focusing on the season
I do love his honesty, we would be foolish to think he'll be here forever, no one will blame him if he scores another 20 this year, we don't go up and he leaves for a nice fee. We don't want another Brendan who gives his support and moves on a week later! Good on ya Troy, now we can get back to focusing on the season hemelhorn87
  • Score: 33

11:52am Fri 29 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

Great article. Gino Pozzo doesn't mess about does he?
Great article. Gino Pozzo doesn't mess about does he? neilhorn
  • Score: 31

11:56am Fri 29 Aug 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

I think TD9 should be applauded for his current attitude.
I, amongst many others, said that - following his vicious assault and prison sentence - the club should consider whether to terminate his employment.
If he's learnt from that episode of his life and reformed then fair play to him. For Watford FC's loyalty to him he has certainly repaid that by sticking with us and getting on with his life in a positive way.
Not that contracts mean much anymore, but a four year deal shows his commitment to us and desire to play in the Premiership with Watford.
I think TD9 should be applauded for his current attitude. I, amongst many others, said that - following his vicious assault and prison sentence - the club should consider whether to terminate his employment. If he's learnt from that episode of his life and reformed then fair play to him. For Watford FC's loyalty to him he has certainly repaid that by sticking with us and getting on with his life in a positive way. Not that contracts mean much anymore, but a four year deal shows his commitment to us and desire to play in the Premiership with Watford. The BestTrip2011
  • Score: 21

11:57am Fri 29 Aug 14

Watfordhog says...

What an intelligent and honest young man we have as captain.
Pretty good player too.
What an intelligent and honest young man we have as captain. Pretty good player too. Watfordhog
  • Score: 36

11:58am Fri 29 Aug 14

apatters says...

Very refreshing. Good job Wobby.

This man has seriously grown up, and well done to Watford for standing by him after his troubles.

Another 20 goal season would be very nice thanks Troy.
Very refreshing. Good job Wobby. This man has seriously grown up, and well done to Watford for standing by him after his troubles. Another 20 goal season would be very nice thanks Troy. apatters
  • Score: 26

11:58am Fri 29 Aug 14

corey_wfc says...

Legend.
Legend. corey_wfc
  • Score: 30

12:03pm Fri 29 Aug 14

jsjf1979 says...

good interview and glad to have him here for at least another year. It is amazing how far we have come as a club - a few years ago he would have been sold for a few million and we would have drafted in a loan player to cover him. Looking forward to Huddersfield tomorrow and hopefully a far better performance than against Donny.
good interview and glad to have him here for at least another year. It is amazing how far we have come as a club - a few years ago he would have been sold for a few million and we would have drafted in a loan player to cover him. Looking forward to Huddersfield tomorrow and hopefully a far better performance than against Donny. jsjf1979
  • Score: 15

12:11pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Goldenboy1960 says...

How can you not be impressed with the way Troy has handled himself. All of us in jobs would move if were offered money you just couldn't turn down, and just because he's a footballer that doesn't make any difference. None of us would be any different, and especially within a short career to play at the highest level you could just not blame him in any manner.

He has taken responsibility for himself and the team as captain, and you can see the respect he has earned on the pitch with the other players. I have to say this man is a real captain and leader of men. He has more than earned his respect and warmth from us all. There are not too many captains like him. I think the last one we had was Pat Rice of that standing. So that is a massive compliment to Troy.

I hope all the players at the club look at him, how he has behaved, how he dealt with the situation 2 years ago, and how he has taken responsibility for that and stood up like a man. I hope they see that to be successful in any job and life that you have to be strong, thoughtful, respectful and humble. He is now becoming a true legend at our Football club, and not just on the pitch. His honesty and forthright manner is welcome because he shows it in the right way. I really hope the rest of the squad buy into that.

Teams win promotion by pulling together and working honestly and hard. The rewards are great in football now, let's hope the rest of the team pull in the same direction. But I guess if there is one person to demand it and make it happen it is Troy. Let's hope he stays clear of injury and achieves his reward of playing at the top level very soon.
How can you not be impressed with the way Troy has handled himself. All of us in jobs would move if were offered money you just couldn't turn down, and just because he's a footballer that doesn't make any difference. None of us would be any different, and especially within a short career to play at the highest level you could just not blame him in any manner. He has taken responsibility for himself and the team as captain, and you can see the respect he has earned on the pitch with the other players. I have to say this man is a real captain and leader of men. He has more than earned his respect and warmth from us all. There are not too many captains like him. I think the last one we had was Pat Rice of that standing. So that is a massive compliment to Troy. I hope all the players at the club look at him, how he has behaved, how he dealt with the situation 2 years ago, and how he has taken responsibility for that and stood up like a man. I hope they see that to be successful in any job and life that you have to be strong, thoughtful, respectful and humble. He is now becoming a true legend at our Football club, and not just on the pitch. His honesty and forthright manner is welcome because he shows it in the right way. I really hope the rest of the squad buy into that. Teams win promotion by pulling together and working honestly and hard. The rewards are great in football now, let's hope the rest of the team pull in the same direction. But I guess if there is one person to demand it and make it happen it is Troy. Let's hope he stays clear of injury and achieves his reward of playing at the top level very soon. Goldenboy1960
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12:23pm Fri 29 Aug 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

Great example of someone who deserved a second chance.
Great example of someone who deserved a second chance. The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: 22

12:27pm Fri 29 Aug 14

D.unstable says...

I good article and I think that Troy as captain has the ability to pull the squad together and get us promoted. He is liked, respected and valued by his team mates and can lead by example, especially in the effort stakes required in this league.

Think he will rubber stamp his contract with a hat trick tomorrow.

Hopefully all the holiday absentees will be back and fill those empty seats to get the Vic rocking.

Top of the league for the international break.
I good article and I think that Troy as captain has the ability to pull the squad together and get us promoted. He is liked, respected and valued by his team mates and can lead by example, especially in the effort stakes required in this league. Think he will rubber stamp his contract with a hat trick tomorrow. Hopefully all the holiday absentees will be back and fill those empty seats to get the Vic rocking. Top of the league for the international break. D.unstable
  • Score: 10

12:33pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 14

12:52pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Mike891740 says...

Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??
Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe?? Mike891740
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12:54pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Mike891740 wrote:
Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??
doubt its anything close to that
[quote][p][bold]Mike891740[/bold] wrote: Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??[/p][/quote]doubt its anything close to that Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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1:06pm Fri 29 Aug 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

I think that a lot of people outside the club would have been comparing him to Marlon King for a while - "Watford love a bad boy with talent, the challenge of getting him on the straight and narrow" and all that - but they're absolutely worlds apart for me. We might be able to take some credit for how we handled him after he came out of prison, but 99% of it is down to him.

It's taken me by surprise how level-headed he is - and also intelligent.
Don't underestimate how focused you have to be in football nowadays to ignore the noise from agents, other managers, the bright lights of Match of the Day and do what's right for you. The grass isn't always greener.
Hundreds of players have chased money and/or status in recent years and seen their careers either stall or go backwards

Easy for me to say I suppose, but I want to be able to look back on my career as a footballer (if I had one) knowing that I wasn't only successful but honest with and loyal to the people and the fans that had treated me well

Troy Deeney will be able to look back on his career in 20 years time with his head held very high.

PS. now go and score us 30 goals pal! ;)
I think that a lot of people outside the club would have been comparing him to Marlon King for a while - "Watford love a bad boy with talent, the challenge of getting him on the straight and narrow" and all that - but they're absolutely worlds apart for me. We might be able to take some credit for how we handled him after he came out of prison, but 99% of it is down to him. It's taken me by surprise how level-headed he is - and also intelligent. Don't underestimate how focused you have to be in football nowadays to ignore the noise from agents, other managers, the bright lights of Match of the Day and do what's right for you. The grass isn't always greener. Hundreds of players have chased money and/or status in recent years and seen their careers either stall or go backwards Easy for me to say I suppose, but I want to be able to look back on my career as a footballer (if I had one) knowing that I wasn't only successful but honest with and loyal to the people and the fans that had treated me well Troy Deeney will be able to look back on his career in 20 years time with his head held very high. PS. now go and score us 30 goals pal! ;) JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 25

1:08pm Fri 29 Aug 14

RobboBTC says...

I think the current situation is good for all parties. Watford make a statement by Troy signing a new contract, if he bangs in another 20+ goals this season he'll either help Watford get promoted and fulfil his dream of Premiership football with our club or if not he'll secure himself a nice move to the Premiership with another years goalscoring credibility under his belt, along with a very good transfer fee for the club.
I think the current situation is good for all parties. Watford make a statement by Troy signing a new contract, if he bangs in another 20+ goals this season he'll either help Watford get promoted and fulfil his dream of Premiership football with our club or if not he'll secure himself a nice move to the Premiership with another years goalscoring credibility under his belt, along with a very good transfer fee for the club. RobboBTC
  • Score: 7

1:10pm Fri 29 Aug 14

RobboBTC says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
Mike891740 wrote: Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??
doubt its anything close to that
I know we paid silly money to players in the Vialli era but I wouldn't mind betting he is the highest paid player since then. Could he be pushing the 20k a week mark?
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike891740[/bold] wrote: Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??[/p][/quote]doubt its anything close to that[/p][/quote]I know we paid silly money to players in the Vialli era but I wouldn't mind betting he is the highest paid player since then. Could he be pushing the 20k a week mark? RobboBTC
  • Score: 0

1:25pm Fri 29 Aug 14

hatfieldhornet says...

What a lad, can't fault him. My biggest fear is that he is a dying breed. McGugan and Dyer really need to learn from him that if they want to be successful at the club then they need to knuckle down and work. Fessi learnt that last season and it already seems to be paying off.
I really hope for Troy's sake he bags another 20+ goals this season and next season gets to score against the likes of Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea - in a Watford shirt!!!

COYH!!
What a lad, can't fault him. My biggest fear is that he is a dying breed. McGugan and Dyer really need to learn from him that if they want to be successful at the club then they need to knuckle down and work. Fessi learnt that last season and it already seems to be paying off. I really hope for Troy's sake he bags another 20+ goals this season and next season gets to score against the likes of Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea - in a Watford shirt!!! COYH!! hatfieldhornet
  • Score: 12

1:26pm Fri 29 Aug 14

lutondown says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha lutondown
  • Score: -2

1:27pm Fri 29 Aug 14

lutondown says...

*shirt not short
*shirt not short lutondown
  • Score: -7

1:27pm Fri 29 Aug 14

lutondown says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
Mike891740 wrote:
Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??
doubt its anything close to that
40k
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike891740[/bold] wrote: Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??[/p][/quote]doubt its anything close to that[/p][/quote]40k lutondown
  • Score: -12

1:32pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

If he was impressed by the size of the cheer his name got vs Bolton, he's going to be completely bowled over on Saturday !
If he was impressed by the size of the cheer his name got vs Bolton, he's going to be completely bowled over on Saturday ! Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 18

1:34pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
Mike891740 wrote:
Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??
doubt its anything close to that
40k
£2m a year for a club with our turnover, whilst complying with the fair play rules etc etc, .......I don't think so. However he might inherit the odd villa or two in Tuscany as part of the arrangement !
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike891740[/bold] wrote: Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??[/p][/quote]doubt its anything close to that[/p][/quote]40k[/p][/quote]£2m a year for a club with our turnover, whilst complying with the fair play rules etc etc, .......I don't think so. However he might inherit the odd villa or two in Tuscany as part of the arrangement ! Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 5

1:41pm Fri 29 Aug 14

personal-perspective says...

RobboBTC wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
Mike891740 wrote: Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??
doubt its anything close to that
I know we paid silly money to players in the Vialli era but I wouldn't mind betting he is the highest paid player since then. Could he be pushing the 20k a week mark?
Whatever the weekly amount now - the contract probably incorporates a massive bonus for promotion during the 4 year period and an assured pay rise for seasons in the Premier League. He sees it as an achievable goal and enables him to stay somewhere he is happy and the Pozzo`s only pay up when Premier League money is assured.
[quote][p][bold]RobboBTC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike891740[/bold] wrote: Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??[/p][/quote]doubt its anything close to that[/p][/quote]I know we paid silly money to players in the Vialli era but I wouldn't mind betting he is the highest paid player since then. Could he be pushing the 20k a week mark?[/p][/quote]Whatever the weekly amount now - the contract probably incorporates a massive bonus for promotion during the 4 year period and an assured pay rise for seasons in the Premier League. He sees it as an achievable goal and enables him to stay somewhere he is happy and the Pozzo`s only pay up when Premier League money is assured. personal-perspective
  • Score: 6

1:44pm Fri 29 Aug 14

SAHornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
Yep, I remember them as well Dan. Not by name but there were a hell of a lot of "holier than thou's" out there at the time. Thankfully, there were a lot more level-headed folk like you and me that said, "let him pay the price and come back". A real credit to the yellow shirt.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha[/p][/quote]Yep, I remember them as well Dan. Not by name but there were a hell of a lot of "holier than thou's" out there at the time. Thankfully, there were a lot more level-headed folk like you and me that said, "let him pay the price and come back". A real credit to the yellow shirt. SAHornet
  • Score: 0

1:45pm Fri 29 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

whilst figures like 30-40k a week sound ridiculous on the face of it to most of us, you have to remember most footballers have to support themselves and their families for around 40 years after they stop playing and don't have that income anymore
whilst figures like 30-40k a week sound ridiculous on the face of it to most of us, you have to remember most footballers have to support themselves and their families for around 40 years after they stop playing and don't have that income anymore neilhorn
  • Score: -15

1:46pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key.

I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha[/p][/quote]Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key. I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that... Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 3

1:49pm Fri 29 Aug 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
If he was impressed by the size of the cheer his name got vs Bolton, he's going to be completely bowled over on Saturday !
He scores a lot from the spot. Keepers know he is so confident that they must be thinking its a goal lets get it over with.

The goal he scored against Paddy Kenny at Leeds to make 6-1 - no back lift
25 yards - sheer power.

He hits the ball only the netting can stop it.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: If he was impressed by the size of the cheer his name got vs Bolton, he's going to be completely bowled over on Saturday ![/p][/quote]He scores a lot from the spot. Keepers know he is so confident that they must be thinking its a goal lets get it over with. The goal he scored against Paddy Kenny at Leeds to make 6-1 - no back lift 25 yards - sheer power. He hits the ball only the netting can stop it. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 0

2:03pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

Brilliant article, what a guy OUR captain is.


Lets raise the roof for him on Saturday, I want everyone's hairs stood up on the back of their necks with the volume of the DEENEY chants!!


Then lets get a bit of revenge for the last game of last season when I was sat in an almost empty stadium clapping our player of the season around the pitch thinking I wouldn't see him in a yellow shirt again!
Brilliant article, what a guy OUR captain is. Lets raise the roof for him on Saturday, I want everyone's hairs stood up on the back of their necks with the volume of the DEENEY chants!! Then lets get a bit of revenge for the last game of last season when I was sat in an almost empty stadium clapping our player of the season around the pitch thinking I wouldn't see him in a yellow shirt again! Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
  • Score: 11

2:04pm Fri 29 Aug 14

exeterhornet says...

What a fantasticly honest,humble and down to earth chap this guy is. Could we possibly dream of a better captain - I don't think so. I have very little time for the modern day player but once in a while my faith is partially restored (Fessi is another example)
I hope Troy fulfills his dream of elite football with us, but if that's not to be, then I have no qualms about him doing it with someone else. As I see it, the last two years he has evened the slate in relation to this club standing by him. The signing of this contract puts him well in credit
Thanks Troy, stay fit and good luck
What a fantasticly honest,humble and down to earth chap this guy is. Could we possibly dream of a better captain - I don't think so. I have very little time for the modern day player but once in a while my faith is partially restored (Fessi is another example) I hope Troy fulfills his dream of elite football with us, but if that's not to be, then I have no qualms about him doing it with someone else. As I see it, the last two years he has evened the slate in relation to this club standing by him. The signing of this contract puts him well in credit Thanks Troy, stay fit and good luck exeterhornet
  • Score: 13

2:12pm Fri 29 Aug 14

hornet of the humber says...

Every club would like a talisman like him, great on and off the field. Already a legend in my book.
Every club would like a talisman like him, great on and off the field. Already a legend in my book. hornet of the humber
  • Score: 9

2:29pm Fri 29 Aug 14

robo bovingdon says...

How refreshing to get some great news and it has to be said how well Troy has handled himself during this time nice to see a player think about the overall picture and not just self self self as so many do.
Hope all goes well with your family and look forward to seeing you tomorrow at THE VIC go get the goals and get everybody else to perform and get 3 points on our march up to the PREM big up also to the Pozzo family for their support.
How refreshing to get some great news and it has to be said how well Troy has handled himself during this time nice to see a player think about the overall picture and not just self self self as so many do. Hope all goes well with your family and look forward to seeing you tomorrow at THE VIC go get the goals and get everybody else to perform and get 3 points on our march up to the PREM big up also to the Pozzo family for their support. robo bovingdon
  • Score: 8

3:17pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Boosey says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key.

I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...
I didn't quite get you last season but you're really funny.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha[/p][/quote]Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key. I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...[/p][/quote]I didn't quite get you last season but you're really funny. Boosey
  • Score: 0

3:58pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key.

I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...
There once was a fella called Cornet,
Who lived in his tool shed - the hermit.
He was wrong about Deeney
so threw away his key
but is pleased to be wrong, he deserves it.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha[/p][/quote]Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key. I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...[/p][/quote]There once was a fella called Cornet, Who lived in his tool shed - the hermit. He was wrong about Deeney so threw away his key but is pleased to be wrong, he deserves it. Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
  • Score: 1

4:03pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Surbiton says...

JohnnyBarnes wrote:
I think that a lot of people outside the club would have been comparing him to Marlon King for a while - "Watford love a bad boy with talent, the challenge of getting him on the straight and narrow" and all that - but they're absolutely worlds apart for me. We might be able to take some credit for how we handled him after he came out of prison, but 99% of it is down to him.

It's taken me by surprise how level-headed he is - and also intelligent.
Don't underestimate how focused you have to be in football nowadays to ignore the noise from agents, other managers, the bright lights of Match of the Day and do what's right for you. The grass isn't always greener.
Hundreds of players have chased money and/or status in recent years and seen their careers either stall or go backwards

Easy for me to say I suppose, but I want to be able to look back on my career as a footballer (if I had one) knowing that I wasn't only successful but honest with and loyal to the people and the fans that had treated me well

Troy Deeney will be able to look back on his career in 20 years time with his head held very high.

PS. now go and score us 30 goals pal! ;)
An interesting comparison of two differing player extremes now. Troy has paid his debt with interest and rightly collected the rewards for doing so, his story is far from ended and the future looks even better.
However, Marlon King, like Troy a great striker for the club, let us not forget that contribution. But that is where the similarity ends. King is back in prison yet again. this time for dangerous driving. Seemingly he has learnt nothing and his career is almost certainly at an end. He has become a complete liability to whoever he belongs. A great parable for all the young "Wanabees" of today.
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyBarnes[/bold] wrote: I think that a lot of people outside the club would have been comparing him to Marlon King for a while - "Watford love a bad boy with talent, the challenge of getting him on the straight and narrow" and all that - but they're absolutely worlds apart for me. We might be able to take some credit for how we handled him after he came out of prison, but 99% of it is down to him. It's taken me by surprise how level-headed he is - and also intelligent. Don't underestimate how focused you have to be in football nowadays to ignore the noise from agents, other managers, the bright lights of Match of the Day and do what's right for you. The grass isn't always greener. Hundreds of players have chased money and/or status in recent years and seen their careers either stall or go backwards Easy for me to say I suppose, but I want to be able to look back on my career as a footballer (if I had one) knowing that I wasn't only successful but honest with and loyal to the people and the fans that had treated me well Troy Deeney will be able to look back on his career in 20 years time with his head held very high. PS. now go and score us 30 goals pal! ;)[/p][/quote]An interesting comparison of two differing player extremes now. Troy has paid his debt with interest and rightly collected the rewards for doing so, his story is far from ended and the future looks even better. However, Marlon King, like Troy a great striker for the club, let us not forget that contribution. But that is where the similarity ends. King is back in prison yet again. this time for dangerous driving. Seemingly he has learnt nothing and his career is almost certainly at an end. He has become a complete liability to whoever he belongs. A great parable for all the young "Wanabees" of today. Surbiton
  • Score: 5

4:57pm Fri 29 Aug 14

No Wheels says...

lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
Even before the prison episode, when he was constantly being played out of position on the wing, there were plenty of suggestions from many that he was a donkey and a waste of money ...

I don't suppose there is anyone who posts on here who ever thought like that, though, is there? We all know far too much about football.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha[/p][/quote]Even before the prison episode, when he was constantly being played out of position on the wing, there were plenty of suggestions from many that he was a donkey and a waste of money ... I don't suppose there is anyone who posts on here who ever thought like that, though, is there? We all know far too much about football. No Wheels
  • Score: 1

4:58pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key.

I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...
There once was a fella called Cornet,
Who lived in his tool shed - the hermit.
He was wrong about Deeney
so threw away his key
but is pleased to be wrong, he deserves it.
Love it.

COYH
[quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha[/p][/quote]Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key. I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...[/p][/quote]There once was a fella called Cornet, Who lived in his tool shed - the hermit. He was wrong about Deeney so threw away his key but is pleased to be wrong, he deserves it.[/p][/quote]Love it. COYH Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 2

5:00pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Boosey wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key.

I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...
I didn't quite get you last season but you're really funny.
I am a bit quirky! Any proposals for the next poem?
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha[/p][/quote]Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key. I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...[/p][/quote]I didn't quite get you last season but you're really funny.[/p][/quote]I am a bit quirky! Any proposals for the next poem? Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 0

7:11pm Fri 29 Aug 14

EltonForever says...

I think it important that we retain some sense of proportion about tomorrow's match. We need to win the match first before we win well, if that is not too obscure for some on this Friday evening!
I think it important that we retain some sense of proportion about tomorrow's match. We need to win the match first before we win well, if that is not too obscure for some on this Friday evening! EltonForever
  • Score: 4

7:12pm Fri 29 Aug 14

jasonwatford says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
Mike891740 wrote:
Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??
doubt its anything close to that
how wrong you are MQ
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike891740[/bold] wrote: Great news that Deeney has signed a new deal. He must be earning (a well deserved) packet now though given the mention of "compromises" made to agree a 4 year deal. £35k a week maybe??[/p][/quote]doubt its anything close to that[/p][/quote]how wrong you are MQ jasonwatford
  • Score: -6

7:34pm Fri 29 Aug 14

EltonForever says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Boosey wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key.

I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...
I didn't quite get you last season but you're really funny.
I am a bit quirky! Any proposals for the next poem?
I think 'a bit quirky' is probably understating the position, don't you think, Cornetto, in fairness!?!
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha[/p][/quote]Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key. I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...[/p][/quote]I didn't quite get you last season but you're really funny.[/p][/quote]I am a bit quirky! Any proposals for the next poem?[/p][/quote]I think 'a bit quirky' is probably understating the position, don't you think, Cornetto, in fairness!?! EltonForever
  • Score: 0

7:35pm Fri 29 Aug 14

EltonForever says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Boosey wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key.

I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...
I didn't quite get you last season but you're really funny.
I am a bit quirky! Any proposals for the next poem?
I think 'a bit quirky' is probably understating the position, don't you think, Cornetto, in fairness!?!
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha[/p][/quote]Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key. I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...[/p][/quote]I didn't quite get you last season but you're really funny.[/p][/quote]I am a bit quirky! Any proposals for the next poem?[/p][/quote]I think 'a bit quirky' is probably understating the position, don't you think, Cornetto, in fairness!?! EltonForever
  • Score: 1

7:42pm Fri 29 Aug 14

lutondown says...

No Wheels wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
Even before the prison episode, when he was constantly being played out of position on the wing, there were plenty of suggestions from many that he was a donkey and a waste of money ...

I don't suppose there is anyone who posts on here who ever thought like that, though, is there? We all know far too much about football.
Get a car
[quote][p][bold]No Wheels[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha[/p][/quote]Even before the prison episode, when he was constantly being played out of position on the wing, there were plenty of suggestions from many that he was a donkey and a waste of money ... I don't suppose there is anyone who posts on here who ever thought like that, though, is there? We all know far too much about football.[/p][/quote]Get a car lutondown
  • Score: -2

9:28pm Fri 29 Aug 14

mbwfc1976 says...

Goldenboy1960 wrote:
How can you not be impressed with the way Troy has handled himself. All of us in jobs would move if were offered money you just couldn't turn down, and just because he's a footballer that doesn't make any difference. None of us would be any different, and especially within a short career to play at the highest level you could just not blame him in any manner. He has taken responsibility for himself and the team as captain, and you can see the respect he has earned on the pitch with the other players. I have to say this man is a real captain and leader of men. He has more than earned his respect and warmth from us all. There are not too many captains like him. I think the last one we had was Pat Rice of that standing. So that is a massive compliment to Troy. I hope all the players at the club look at him, how he has behaved, how he dealt with the situation 2 years ago, and how he has taken responsibility for that and stood up like a man. I hope they see that to be successful in any job and life that you have to be strong, thoughtful, respectful and humble. He is now becoming a true legend at our Football club, and not just on the pitch. His honesty and forthright manner is welcome because he shows it in the right way. I really hope the rest of the squad buy into that. Teams win promotion by pulling together and working honestly and hard. The rewards are great in football now, let's hope the rest of the team pull in the same direction. But I guess if there is one person to demand it and make it happen it is Troy. Let's hope he stays clear of injury and achieves his reward of playing at the top level very soon.
Thanks Goldenboy1960 for such an excellent post.

I was going to go all "War and Peace" about this fantastic interview, but you have saved me a job with your highly eloquent piece!

Here's to Troy's legendary status being further rubber stamped / set in stone with the Hornets over the next 4 years (and hopefully more)! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Goldenboy1960[/bold] wrote: How can you not be impressed with the way Troy has handled himself. All of us in jobs would move if were offered money you just couldn't turn down, and just because he's a footballer that doesn't make any difference. None of us would be any different, and especially within a short career to play at the highest level you could just not blame him in any manner. He has taken responsibility for himself and the team as captain, and you can see the respect he has earned on the pitch with the other players. I have to say this man is a real captain and leader of men. He has more than earned his respect and warmth from us all. There are not too many captains like him. I think the last one we had was Pat Rice of that standing. So that is a massive compliment to Troy. I hope all the players at the club look at him, how he has behaved, how he dealt with the situation 2 years ago, and how he has taken responsibility for that and stood up like a man. I hope they see that to be successful in any job and life that you have to be strong, thoughtful, respectful and humble. He is now becoming a true legend at our Football club, and not just on the pitch. His honesty and forthright manner is welcome because he shows it in the right way. I really hope the rest of the squad buy into that. Teams win promotion by pulling together and working honestly and hard. The rewards are great in football now, let's hope the rest of the team pull in the same direction. But I guess if there is one person to demand it and make it happen it is Troy. Let's hope he stays clear of injury and achieves his reward of playing at the top level very soon.[/p][/quote]Thanks Goldenboy1960 for such an excellent post. I was going to go all "War and Peace" about this fantastic interview, but you have saved me a job with your highly eloquent piece! Here's to Troy's legendary status being further rubber stamped / set in stone with the Hornets over the next 4 years (and hopefully more)! :-) mbwfc1976
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9:49pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

EltonForever wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Boosey wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key.

I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...
I didn't quite get you last season but you're really funny.
I am a bit quirky! Any proposals for the next poem?
I think 'a bit quirky' is probably understating the position, don't you think, Cornetto, in fairness!?!
On reflection I think you have a point. My wife says I'm dead sexy. I'll go with that instead
[quote][p][bold]EltonForever[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha[/p][/quote]Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key. I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...[/p][/quote]I didn't quite get you last season but you're really funny.[/p][/quote]I am a bit quirky! Any proposals for the next poem?[/p][/quote]I think 'a bit quirky' is probably understating the position, don't you think, Cornetto, in fairness!?![/p][/quote]On reflection I think you have a point. My wife says I'm dead sexy. I'll go with that instead Hornet Cornet
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10:04am Sat 30 Aug 14

corbindallas says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.
I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract.
As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha
Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key.

I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...
No please don't, still haven't got over the last one you wrote.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: As others have said, great interview, top man. Not many would have guessed we'd be saying those last 2 words 24 months ago. TD, you've really turned your life around, back from the abyss.[/p][/quote]I remember well how many didn't want him back in a yellow short ever again, those same people delighting in his signing of a new contract. As they say, the man who makes no mistakes learns nothing in the process. I wonder if those who judged him so harshly have learnt anything or just happy to swing along in the tool shed? Ha[/p][/quote]Have to say that I was indeed one of the ones that said I didn't want Deeney back when he was banged up and I have often said I am pleased to be proved wrong. TD is a reformed character and I have now padlocked the tool shed and thrown away the key. I haven't actually got a tool shed but you know what I mean. I could write a poem about that...[/p][/quote]No please don't, still haven't got over the last one you wrote. corbindallas
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