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    Mangoputney wrote:
    Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
    I respect your views guys. We obviously see things differently but it would be dull if that wasn't the case.

    I agree he's class, and Zola clearly believes in him which matters most. I just don't see the defensive side ever developing sufficiently to stop him being a good ballplayer but defensive liability. We'll see how it pans out.

    I'm just frustrated that we were scoring goals for fun and seemed to have the defence sorted out. I really thought the top 2 were nothing special and were within reach. Now without Hall you sense we may need to score 3-4 each game to win. We can't allow ourselves to be reliant on one key defender who has a history of injury, though I agree much of the issue vs Charlton was from the lack of a defensive midfielder.
    Ithink both the Hull & Charlton game have highlighted to me that there may still be a place for Eustace within the squad. However, I think that may depend upon who else we manage to pluck from the mothership in the next few days!
    Think we still need Hogg OR Eustace in the team. Add Hall too and I believe we can beat anyone."
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Nathaniel Chalobah to stay on loan at Watford from Chelsea until the end of the season

Watford Observer: Staying at Vicarage Road: Nathaniel Chalobah. Picture: Holly Cant Staying at Vicarage Road: Nathaniel Chalobah. Picture: Holly Cant

Nathaniel Chalobah will remain on loan at Watford until the end of the season.

Confirmation the 18-year-old, who has an enjoyed an impressive first half of the season for the Hornets, is not a surprise after Gianfranco Zola told the Watford Observer on Monday that "it looks like" the midfielder would stay at Vicarage Road for the remainder of the campaign.

The paperwork has now been completed and the England Under-21 player is also available to play for Watford in their FA Cup third round tie at Manchester City on Saturday.

Zola told Watford's official website: "It's great news for us. He has become an important player for us since he came to the club.

"His performances have been getting better and better so we are delighted Chelsea have decided to leave him here.

"It's good for Nathaniel and it's also good for Chelsea because he is getting a lot of benefit from this experience.

"It is a huge boost because if we want to keep improving and chasing the teams in front of us we need to have good players and Nathaniel is one of them."

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