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  • "Yes it's great to have all this quality choice as long it is used wisely to create a team which can be even greater than the sum of its parts as Sean Dyche showed us.We have the potential to be amazing if this happens. Still looking for someone to naturally hold the ball up front and lay it off a la Ross Jenkins. We have so much in reserve too. Thought Fanchone was decent against Blackburn. I do wish our fans would re evaluate our old players in the light of Zola's new style. Yeats has been so much better since he arrived and growing in confidence as his superb goal against Leeds showed. The future on all fronts looks as good as I can remember it and I remember the first GT era very well. GT had strong views on how a club should conduct itself and I was amazed and gladdened to see Udinese has an ethics policy published on their website. I think our club's ethos should suit the Pozzos. Never seen anything like that before.I only hope Zola realises John Eustaces's quality. he was majestic against Tottenham last year and even Harry said he ran the show. Yet Gianfranco couldn't even remember his name at the fans forum- a tad worrying!"
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Watford trio set to feature as England Under-21s take on Northern Ireland at Bloomfield Road

Picture: Action Images

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Three Watford players will go head-to-head at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road tonight as England Under-21s take on their Northern Irish counterparts in a friendly.

Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, on-loan from Chelsea, will come up against defensive duo Lee Hodson and Adam Thompson, both of whom have been called-up by Northern Ireland coach Steve Robinson.

Chalobah, 17, has been promoted to the Under-21 squad for thew first time by Stuart Pearce after featuring at every level for England’s youth sides up to this point.

Pearce is using the game as an opportunity to look at some younger players after his side qualified for next summer’s under-21s European Championships next summer in Israel.

Meanwhile, Czech striker Matej Vydra has been called up by the Czech Republic’s senior side once more and will be hoping to win his fourth full cap for Michal Bilek’s side. The Czech Republic face Slovakia in a friendly on Wednesday.

Watford midfielder Cristian Battocchio is hoping he will also be in international action once more after he was called up by Italy Under-20s for their friendly with Switzerland on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old Udinese loanee has failed to feature for the Hornets since his solitary substitute appearance in the 5-1 defeat at Derby County in September.

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