Home again: Marvin Sordell refused to celebrate 'out of respect' for Watford

Marvin Sordell refused to celebrate after his goal on Saturday. Picture: Action Images

Marvin Sordell refused to celebrate after his goal on Saturday. Picture: Action Images

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Marvin Sordell admits Watford will "always be home" and said he refused to celebrate his goal at the weekend out of respect for the club and their fans.

Sordell signed for Watford as a teenager after he was released by Fulham and scored 27 goals in 81 appearances for the Hornets' first team.

The England Under-21 striker was sold to Bolton Wanderers by former owner Laurence Bassini on the final day of the January transfer window last year.

Saturday was the first time Sordell has played against Watford at Vicarage Road since he left the club and he opened the scoring from the penalty spot.

Sordell said: "Watford is probably always going to be home to me because I'm from around here, my friends and family live around here and it's always going to be a special place for me.

"I'm glad I got a good reception because I know a few people go back to their old clubs and get booed.

"I didn't want to celebrate when I scored, purely out of respect."

He continued: "It felt a bit strange running out to warm up on the opposite side; it's something I've not been used to doing so it was a bit strange. It's changed a bit around here so it's a bit strange but it's good coming back."

As expected, Sordell was heckled as he went to take his penalty but the striker said: "Of course I did - it's the banter of the game and they don't want me to score. I just tried to keep calm, choose my spot and put it there."

Sordell spent several years at Watford in their under-18s, reserves and first team and played with a number of the current Hornets squad.

"I still speak to quite a few of the boys," Sordell said. "They wished me luck today before the game and hoped that I scored but they were still hoping to be on the winning side of course.

"They're doing very well and I'm pleased for them. I wish them all the best in the future."

He added: "I think what is happening at the club now is good for the fans - I think they're enjoying the way they're playing. There have been a lot of changes and I think it's exciting for the fans and the players."

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1:11pm Mon 4 Feb 13

jasonwatford says...

respect given and received - good man
respect given and received - good man jasonwatford
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1:12pm Mon 4 Feb 13

D.unstable says...

Ahhhh bless.
Ahhhh bless. D.unstable
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1:14pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Bush Hornet says...

always welcome back Marv, just don't score next time. Well done for not celebrating. Shows class that. Keep improving and one day you might be good enough to play for us again ;-)
always welcome back Marv, just don't score next time. Well done for not celebrating. Shows class that. Keep improving and one day you might be good enough to play for us again ;-) Bush Hornet
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1:15pm Mon 4 Feb 13

SDamani says...

If only Scott Loach could take a lesson from Marv about the etiquette when visiting an former club!

Top stuff Sordell.
If only Scott Loach could take a lesson from Marv about the etiquette when visiting an former club! Top stuff Sordell. SDamani
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1:15pm Mon 4 Feb 13

lutondown says...

I certainly didn't want him to score, and I would hope none of our players did too.
But good luck to him, he'd be a good back up to out current team.
I certainly didn't want him to score, and I would hope none of our players did too. But good luck to him, he'd be a good back up to out current team. lutondown
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1:22pm Mon 4 Feb 13

lockerbiehornet says...

http://www1.skysport
s.com/football/news/
12691/8469501/Watfor
d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo
la-hopes-to-sign-Mat
ej-Vydra-permanently
http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 12691/8469501/Watfor d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo la-hopes-to-sign-Mat ej-Vydra-permanently lockerbiehornet
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1:25pm Mon 4 Feb 13

lutondown says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
http://www1.skysport

s.com/football/news/

12691/8469501/Watfor

d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo

la-hopes-to-sign-Mat

ej-Vydra-permanently
Saw this too! Yes please, if only to keep the doubting Thomas's out of ammunition to attack the new regime
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 12691/8469501/Watfor d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo la-hopes-to-sign-Mat ej-Vydra-permanently[/p][/quote]Saw this too! Yes please, if only to keep the doubting Thomas's out of ammunition to attack the new regime lutondown
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1:43pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Holly68 says...

I'd give Bolton their money back and bring Marvin back "home"

He is still quality
I'd give Bolton their money back and bring Marvin back "home" He is still quality Holly68
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1:56pm Mon 4 Feb 13

mellow yellow says...

Anyone else remember Kevin Phillips apologising to the Rookery when he scored his first goal back at the Vic. Top man. And yes, credit to Marv for his response to scoring.
Anyone else remember Kevin Phillips apologising to the Rookery when he scored his first goal back at the Vic. Top man. And yes, credit to Marv for his response to scoring. mellow yellow
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2:10pm Mon 4 Feb 13

buckler says...

SDamani wrote:
If only Scott Loach could take a lesson from Marv about the etiquette when visiting an former club!

Top stuff Sordell.
Oh didn't you hear Loach has blue blood! Well done marvin.
[quote][p][bold]SDamani[/bold] wrote: If only Scott Loach could take a lesson from Marv about the etiquette when visiting an former club! Top stuff Sordell.[/p][/quote]Oh didn't you hear Loach has blue blood! Well done marvin. buckler
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2:11pm Mon 4 Feb 13

oxheypaul says...

I vividly remember Kevin Phillips saying he was going to sign a new contract with Watford because they had looked after him so well when he was injured. He promptly ran down his deal and went to Sunderland for buttons.
Might be worth remembering when everyone starts clapping him on Friday and, inevitably, he thanks us again by scoring for Palarse.
I'd have Sordell back like a shot though....
I vividly remember Kevin Phillips saying he was going to sign a new contract with Watford because they had looked after him so well when he was injured. He promptly ran down his deal and went to Sunderland for buttons. Might be worth remembering when everyone starts clapping him on Friday and, inevitably, he thanks us again by scoring for Palarse. I'd have Sordell back like a shot though.... oxheypaul
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3:11pm Mon 4 Feb 13

mk6 hornet says...

I sit about 6 rows from the front of the rookery and one guy across from me gave sordell grief everytime he got the ball................
.There is always one i suppose.
Respect to sordell for not celebrating and well played bolton they are a good side we had to work very hard for that win.
I sit about 6 rows from the front of the rookery and one guy across from me gave sordell grief everytime he got the ball................ .There is always one i suppose. Respect to sordell for not celebrating and well played bolton they are a good side we had to work very hard for that win. mk6 hornet
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3:17pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Harry's Bar says...

EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.
EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$. Harry's Bar
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3:19pm Mon 4 Feb 13

adeyfieldhorn says...

Phillips did celebrate when he scored against us in the Prem, he 'pointed to the back of his shirt' celebration.

Thats why he won't ever get a good reception from me.

Great player
But a p...k

Sorry only my PO
Phillips did celebrate when he scored against us in the Prem, he 'pointed to the back of his shirt' celebration. Thats why he won't ever get a good reception from me. Great player But a p...k Sorry only my PO adeyfieldhorn
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3:22pm Mon 4 Feb 13

petsoundsnick says...

lutondown wrote:
lockerbiehornet wrote:
http://www1.skysport


s.com/football/news/


12691/8469501/Watfor


d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo


la-hopes-to-sign-Mat


ej-Vydra-permanently
Saw this too! Yes please, if only to keep the doubting Thomas's out of ammunition to attack the new regime
Will not happen as no club is allowed to sign "loan" players until the summer now that the transfer window has closed.

Theoretically, Udinese could release Vydra and others from their contract and we sign them on a free but very unlikely to happen.

Of course, all players could sign a pre-agreement with WFC but nothing would be announced until July 1st when next transfer window opens.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 12691/8469501/Watfor d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo la-hopes-to-sign-Mat ej-Vydra-permanently[/p][/quote]Saw this too! Yes please, if only to keep the doubting Thomas's out of ammunition to attack the new regime[/p][/quote]Will not happen as no club is allowed to sign "loan" players until the summer now that the transfer window has closed. Theoretically, Udinese could release Vydra and others from their contract and we sign them on a free but very unlikely to happen. Of course, all players could sign a pre-agreement with WFC but nothing would be announced until July 1st when next transfer window opens. petsoundsnick
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3:23pm Mon 4 Feb 13

lutondown says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.
Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view!
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.[/p][/quote]Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view! lutondown
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3:28pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Hornet Cornet says...

Can we not just talk about the current players instead of the ex-players. Sordell showed respect, which is great. End of. Move on or I'll hit you with some long overdue poetry my fwends.
Can we not just talk about the current players instead of the ex-players. Sordell showed respect, which is great. End of. Move on or I'll hit you with some long overdue poetry my fwends. Hornet Cornet
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3:29pm Mon 4 Feb 13

lutondown says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Can we not just talk about the current players instead of the ex-players. Sordell showed respect, which is great. End of. Move on or I'll hit you with some long overdue poetry my fwends.
Yes, absolutely dear Lear
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Can we not just talk about the current players instead of the ex-players. Sordell showed respect, which is great. End of. Move on or I'll hit you with some long overdue poetry my fwends.[/p][/quote]Yes, absolutely dear Lear lutondown
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3:30pm Mon 4 Feb 13

mk6 hornet says...

if we go up vydra will sign and most of granada and udinese top players will want to as well.
Anyone see the fat lump luton signed from fleetwood steve Mcnulty you have not seeing anything until you see him it is comical
if we go up vydra will sign and most of granada and udinese top players will want to as well. Anyone see the fat lump luton signed from fleetwood steve Mcnulty you have not seeing anything until you see him it is comical mk6 hornet
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3:35pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Eastsussexhornet says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.
Ha ha. Just for you......wait for it......good!
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.[/p][/quote]Ha ha. Just for you......wait for it......good! Eastsussexhornet
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3:37pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Eastsussexhornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.
Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view!
You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.[/p][/quote]Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view![/p][/quote]You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really. Eastsussexhornet
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3:38pm Mon 4 Feb 13

lutondown says...

Eastsussexhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.
Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view!
You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.
Which ways the wind blowing ESH? One thing for sure that's the way you'll roll.
Man up
[quote][p][bold]Eastsussexhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.[/p][/quote]Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view![/p][/quote]You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.[/p][/quote]Which ways the wind blowing ESH? One thing for sure that's the way you'll roll. Man up lutondown
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3:49pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Eastsussexhornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Eastsussexhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.
Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view!
You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.
Which ways the wind blowing ESH? One thing for sure that's the way you'll roll.
Man up
Well, whatever. One things for sure, I have run out of steam on that one.

Ok, in an attempt to revert to proper discussion instead of shooting broadsides all day, here's your chance to instruct me on something (and anyone else can join in this cosy chat if they like!)....how can we sign Vydra "this week" after the transfer window has closed? (ref. http://www1.skysport
s.com/football/news/
11686/8469501/Watfor
d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo
la-hopes-to-sign-Mat
ej-Vydra-permanently
). Is it because negotiations got to a certain point or becasue you can sign players already on loan?
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastsussexhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.[/p][/quote]Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view![/p][/quote]You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.[/p][/quote]Which ways the wind blowing ESH? One thing for sure that's the way you'll roll. Man up[/p][/quote]Well, whatever. One things for sure, I have run out of steam on that one. Ok, in an attempt to revert to proper discussion instead of shooting broadsides all day, here's your chance to instruct me on something (and anyone else can join in this cosy chat if they like!)....how can we sign Vydra "this week" after the transfer window has closed? (ref. http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 11686/8469501/Watfor d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo la-hopes-to-sign-Mat ej-Vydra-permanently ). Is it because negotiations got to a certain point or becasue you can sign players already on loan? Eastsussexhornet
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3:55pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Hornet Cornet says...

In spite of things silently gone out of mind and things violently destroyed, the Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society, as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. The objects of the Poet's thoughts are every where; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favorite guides, yet he will follow yellow wheresoever he can find an atmosphere of sensation in which to move his wings. Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge--it is as immortal as the heart of man. I am a man, I am a spanish flan, I like to drink a can, my middle name aint Dan.

I thank you

HC
In spite of things silently gone out of mind and things violently destroyed, the Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society, as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. The objects of the Poet's thoughts are every where; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favorite guides, yet he will follow yellow wheresoever he can find an atmosphere of sensation in which to move his wings. Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge--it is as immortal as the heart of man. I am a man, I am a spanish flan, I like to drink a can, my middle name aint Dan. I thank you HC Hornet Cornet
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4:23pm Mon 4 Feb 13

petsoundsnick says...

Eastsussexhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Eastsussexhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.
Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view!
You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.
Which ways the wind blowing ESH? One thing for sure that's the way you'll roll.
Man up
Well, whatever. One things for sure, I have run out of steam on that one.

Ok, in an attempt to revert to proper discussion instead of shooting broadsides all day, here's your chance to instruct me on something (and anyone else can join in this cosy chat if they like!)....how can we sign Vydra "this week" after the transfer window has closed? (ref. http://www1.skysport

s.com/football/news/

11686/8469501/Watfor

d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo

la-hopes-to-sign-Mat

ej-Vydra-permanently

). Is it because negotiations got to a certain point or becasue you can sign players already on loan?
Its because Sky Sports do not understand the rules...

We are not allowed to sign any players on permenant deals until the next window as they are all under contract with Udinese.

As I mentioned above, the only theoretical way this could happen is if Udinese release them on a free and WFC sign them as a free transfer. This is very unlikely to happen so do not expect to hear anything concrete until the summer. Of course, players could agree to join but it would not be official until July 1st.

I predict I will end up posting this message every day until the summer as I am sure I will read a "For gods sake Zola you fool why haven't we signed Vydra up yet?" post on a daily basis from now on.....
[quote][p][bold]Eastsussexhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastsussexhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.[/p][/quote]Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view![/p][/quote]You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.[/p][/quote]Which ways the wind blowing ESH? One thing for sure that's the way you'll roll. Man up[/p][/quote]Well, whatever. One things for sure, I have run out of steam on that one. Ok, in an attempt to revert to proper discussion instead of shooting broadsides all day, here's your chance to instruct me on something (and anyone else can join in this cosy chat if they like!)....how can we sign Vydra "this week" after the transfer window has closed? (ref. http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 11686/8469501/Watfor d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo la-hopes-to-sign-Mat ej-Vydra-permanently ). Is it because negotiations got to a certain point or becasue you can sign players already on loan?[/p][/quote]Its because Sky Sports do not understand the rules... We are not allowed to sign any players on permenant deals until the next window as they are all under contract with Udinese. As I mentioned above, the only theoretical way this could happen is if Udinese release them on a free and WFC sign them as a free transfer. This is very unlikely to happen so do not expect to hear anything concrete until the summer. Of course, players could agree to join but it would not be official until July 1st. I predict I will end up posting this message every day until the summer as I am sure I will read a "For gods sake Zola you fool why haven't we signed Vydra up yet?" post on a daily basis from now on..... petsoundsnick
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4:29pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Eastsussexhornet says...

petsoundsnick wrote:
Eastsussexhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Eastsussexhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.
Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view!
You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.
Which ways the wind blowing ESH? One thing for sure that's the way you'll roll.
Man up
Well, whatever. One things for sure, I have run out of steam on that one.

Ok, in an attempt to revert to proper discussion instead of shooting broadsides all day, here's your chance to instruct me on something (and anyone else can join in this cosy chat if they like!)....how can we sign Vydra "this week" after the transfer window has closed? (ref. http://www1.skysport


s.com/football/news/


11686/8469501/Watfor


d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo


la-hopes-to-sign-Mat


ej-Vydra-permanently


). Is it because negotiations got to a certain point or becasue you can sign players already on loan?
Its because Sky Sports do not understand the rules...

We are not allowed to sign any players on permenant deals until the next window as they are all under contract with Udinese.

As I mentioned above, the only theoretical way this could happen is if Udinese release them on a free and WFC sign them as a free transfer. This is very unlikely to happen so do not expect to hear anything concrete until the summer. Of course, players could agree to join but it would not be official until July 1st.

I predict I will end up posting this message every day until the summer as I am sure I will read a "For gods sake Zola you fool why haven't we signed Vydra up yet?" post on a daily basis from now on.....
Yes quite. I know the feeling. Anyway, thanks for clarifying. As I thought, unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]petsoundsnick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastsussexhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastsussexhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.[/p][/quote]Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view![/p][/quote]You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.[/p][/quote]Which ways the wind blowing ESH? One thing for sure that's the way you'll roll. Man up[/p][/quote]Well, whatever. One things for sure, I have run out of steam on that one. Ok, in an attempt to revert to proper discussion instead of shooting broadsides all day, here's your chance to instruct me on something (and anyone else can join in this cosy chat if they like!)....how can we sign Vydra "this week" after the transfer window has closed? (ref. http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 11686/8469501/Watfor d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo la-hopes-to-sign-Mat ej-Vydra-permanently ). Is it because negotiations got to a certain point or becasue you can sign players already on loan?[/p][/quote]Its because Sky Sports do not understand the rules... We are not allowed to sign any players on permenant deals until the next window as they are all under contract with Udinese. As I mentioned above, the only theoretical way this could happen is if Udinese release them on a free and WFC sign them as a free transfer. This is very unlikely to happen so do not expect to hear anything concrete until the summer. Of course, players could agree to join but it would not be official until July 1st. I predict I will end up posting this message every day until the summer as I am sure I will read a "For gods sake Zola you fool why haven't we signed Vydra up yet?" post on a daily basis from now on.....[/p][/quote]Yes quite. I know the feeling. Anyway, thanks for clarifying. As I thought, unfortunately. Eastsussexhornet
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4:37pm Mon 4 Feb 13

akureyri says...

The times I saw Marvin he did well for a few minutes but appeared to be lazy. I can only imagine what he would be like with Danny Grahams effort.
The times I saw Marvin he did well for a few minutes but appeared to be lazy. I can only imagine what he would be like with Danny Grahams effort. akureyri
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4:46pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Rooky wgc says...

Some Chelsea fans tell me they hope to sign Zola in the summer. Gulp.
Some Chelsea fans tell me they hope to sign Zola in the summer. Gulp. Rooky wgc
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4:51pm Mon 4 Feb 13

mk6 hornet says...

Rooky wgc wrote:
Some Chelsea fans tell me they hope to sign Zola in the summer. Gulp.
I think mourinho will go back there tbh.
[quote][p][bold]Rooky wgc[/bold] wrote: Some Chelsea fans tell me they hope to sign Zola in the summer. Gulp.[/p][/quote]I think mourinho will go back there tbh. mk6 hornet
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4:57pm Mon 4 Feb 13

lutondown says...

petsoundsnick wrote:
Eastsussexhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Eastsussexhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.
Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view!
You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.
Which ways the wind blowing ESH? One thing for sure that's the way you'll roll.
Man up
Well, whatever. One things for sure, I have run out of steam on that one.

Ok, in an attempt to revert to proper discussion instead of shooting broadsides all day, here's your chance to instruct me on something (and anyone else can join in this cosy chat if they like!)....how can we sign Vydra "this week" after the transfer window has closed? (ref. http://www1.skysport


s.com/football/news/


11686/8469501/Watfor


d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo


la-hopes-to-sign-Mat


ej-Vydra-permanently


). Is it because negotiations got to a certain point or becasue you can sign players already on loan?
Its because Sky Sports do not understand the rules...

We are not allowed to sign any players on permenant deals until the next window as they are all under contract with Udinese.

As I mentioned above, the only theoretical way this could happen is if Udinese release them on a free and WFC sign them as a free transfer. This is very unlikely to happen so do not expect to hear anything concrete until the summer. Of course, players could agree to join but it would not be official until July 1st.

I predict I will end up posting this message every day until the summer as I am sure I will read a "For gods sake Zola you fool why haven't we signed Vydra up yet?" post on a daily basis from now on.....
And also these players belong to Pozzo, they'll play wherever they'll best serve.
[quote][p][bold]petsoundsnick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastsussexhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastsussexhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.[/p][/quote]Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view![/p][/quote]You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.[/p][/quote]Which ways the wind blowing ESH? One thing for sure that's the way you'll roll. Man up[/p][/quote]Well, whatever. One things for sure, I have run out of steam on that one. Ok, in an attempt to revert to proper discussion instead of shooting broadsides all day, here's your chance to instruct me on something (and anyone else can join in this cosy chat if they like!)....how can we sign Vydra "this week" after the transfer window has closed? (ref. http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 11686/8469501/Watfor d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo la-hopes-to-sign-Mat ej-Vydra-permanently ). Is it because negotiations got to a certain point or becasue you can sign players already on loan?[/p][/quote]Its because Sky Sports do not understand the rules... We are not allowed to sign any players on permenant deals until the next window as they are all under contract with Udinese. As I mentioned above, the only theoretical way this could happen is if Udinese release them on a free and WFC sign them as a free transfer. This is very unlikely to happen so do not expect to hear anything concrete until the summer. Of course, players could agree to join but it would not be official until July 1st. I predict I will end up posting this message every day until the summer as I am sure I will read a "For gods sake Zola you fool why haven't we signed Vydra up yet?" post on a daily basis from now on.....[/p][/quote]And also these players belong to Pozzo, they'll play wherever they'll best serve. lutondown
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4:59pm Mon 4 Feb 13

lutondown says...

Eastsussexhornet wrote:
petsoundsnick wrote:
Eastsussexhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Eastsussexhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.
Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view!
You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.
Which ways the wind blowing ESH? One thing for sure that's the way you'll roll.
Man up
Well, whatever. One things for sure, I have run out of steam on that one.

Ok, in an attempt to revert to proper discussion instead of shooting broadsides all day, here's your chance to instruct me on something (and anyone else can join in this cosy chat if they like!)....how can we sign Vydra "this week" after the transfer window has closed? (ref. http://www1.skysport



s.com/football/news/



11686/8469501/Watfor



d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo



la-hopes-to-sign-Mat



ej-Vydra-permanently



). Is it because negotiations got to a certain point or becasue you can sign players already on loan?
Its because Sky Sports do not understand the rules...

We are not allowed to sign any players on permenant deals until the next window as they are all under contract with Udinese.

As I mentioned above, the only theoretical way this could happen is if Udinese release them on a free and WFC sign them as a free transfer. This is very unlikely to happen so do not expect to hear anything concrete until the summer. Of course, players could agree to join but it would not be official until July 1st.

I predict I will end up posting this message every day until the summer as I am sure I will read a "For gods sake Zola you fool why haven't we signed Vydra up yet?" post on a daily basis from now on.....
Yes quite. I know the feeling. Anyway, thanks for clarifying. As I thought, unfortunately.
Sorry mate, I don't think Roman gives a hoot what the fans want otherwise Benetiz would never be head coach.
Anyway I think GFZ has a say in this, don't you?
[quote][p][bold]Eastsussexhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]petsoundsnick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastsussexhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastsussexhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: EastSussexHornet do you have a view on Sordell? I have no idea which way you are going to go, good player or @*#" %$.[/p][/quote]Whatever he says he'll change for the popular view![/p][/quote]You really are a case aren't you? Laughable really.[/p][/quote]Which ways the wind blowing ESH? One thing for sure that's the way you'll roll. Man up[/p][/quote]Well, whatever. One things for sure, I have run out of steam on that one. Ok, in an attempt to revert to proper discussion instead of shooting broadsides all day, here's your chance to instruct me on something (and anyone else can join in this cosy chat if they like!)....how can we sign Vydra "this week" after the transfer window has closed? (ref. http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 11686/8469501/Watfor d-boss-Gianfranco-Zo la-hopes-to-sign-Mat ej-Vydra-permanently ). Is it because negotiations got to a certain point or becasue you can sign players already on loan?[/p][/quote]Its because Sky Sports do not understand the rules... We are not allowed to sign any players on permenant deals until the next window as they are all under contract with Udinese. As I mentioned above, the only theoretical way this could happen is if Udinese release them on a free and WFC sign them as a free transfer. This is very unlikely to happen so do not expect to hear anything concrete until the summer. Of course, players could agree to join but it would not be official until July 1st. I predict I will end up posting this message every day until the summer as I am sure I will read a "For gods sake Zola you fool why haven't we signed Vydra up yet?" post on a daily basis from now on.....[/p][/quote]Yes quite. I know the feeling. Anyway, thanks for clarifying. As I thought, unfortunately.[/p][/quote]Sorry mate, I don't think Roman gives a hoot what the fans want otherwise Benetiz would never be head coach. Anyway I think GFZ has a say in this, don't you? lutondown
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5:08pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Hampshire hornet says...

For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed up Vydra yet? ...


Day 1
For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed up Vydra yet? ... Day 1 Hampshire hornet
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5:19pm Mon 4 Feb 13

SAHornet says...

akureyri wrote:
The times I saw Marvin he did well for a few minutes but appeared to be lazy. I can only imagine what he would be like with Danny Grahams effort.
Nail on the head matey. I always thought exactly the same thing. Anyone that works as hard as our Danny, deserves the success - first move 3.5m, second move 5m, third move...????
[quote][p][bold]akureyri[/bold] wrote: The times I saw Marvin he did well for a few minutes but appeared to be lazy. I can only imagine what he would be like with Danny Grahams effort.[/p][/quote]Nail on the head matey. I always thought exactly the same thing. Anyone that works as hard as our Danny, deserves the success - first move 3.5m, second move 5m, third move...???? SAHornet
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5:22pm Mon 4 Feb 13

lutondown says...

Hampshire hornet wrote:
For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed up Vydra yet? ...


Day 1
Ha ha. It would be funny Bri, if it wasn't true! We should have a sign outside the ground that says 'tools R us'
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet[/bold] wrote: For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed up Vydra yet? ... Day 1[/p][/quote]Ha ha. It would be funny Bri, if it wasn't true! We should have a sign outside the ground that says 'tools R us' lutondown
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6:07pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Back from Hammerau says...

mk6 hornet wrote:
Rooky wgc wrote: Some Chelsea fans tell me they hope to sign Zola in the summer. Gulp.
I think mourinho will go back there tbh.
Why would he want to go there?
The last ex-player to manage them was sacked after the first couple of defeats, despite winning a couple of trophies.
Much more sensible to build a reputation by sticking with us for a couple of years and have a chance of bing offered jobs with slightly more security than at Stamford Bridge.
[quote][p][bold]mk6 hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rooky wgc[/bold] wrote: Some Chelsea fans tell me they hope to sign Zola in the summer. Gulp.[/p][/quote]I think mourinho will go back there tbh.[/p][/quote]Why would he want to go there? The last ex-player to manage them was sacked after the first couple of defeats, despite winning a couple of trophies. Much more sensible to build a reputation by sticking with us for a couple of years and have a chance of bing offered jobs with slightly more security than at Stamford Bridge. Back from Hammerau
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6:14pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Bush Hornet says...

Back from Hammerau wrote:
mk6 hornet wrote:
Rooky wgc wrote: Some Chelsea fans tell me they hope to sign Zola in the summer. Gulp.
I think mourinho will go back there tbh.
Why would he want to go there?
The last ex-player to manage them was sacked after the first couple of defeats, despite winning a couple of trophies.
Much more sensible to build a reputation by sticking with us for a couple of years and have a chance of bing offered jobs with slightly more security than at Stamford Bridge.
Spot on. Makes sense to us. Just hope misplaced sentiment for a club he did so well at doesn't get the better of him.
[quote][p][bold]Back from Hammerau[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mk6 hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rooky wgc[/bold] wrote: Some Chelsea fans tell me they hope to sign Zola in the summer. Gulp.[/p][/quote]I think mourinho will go back there tbh.[/p][/quote]Why would he want to go there? The last ex-player to manage them was sacked after the first couple of defeats, despite winning a couple of trophies. Much more sensible to build a reputation by sticking with us for a couple of years and have a chance of bing offered jobs with slightly more security than at Stamford Bridge.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Makes sense to us. Just hope misplaced sentiment for a club he did so well at doesn't get the better of him. Bush Hornet
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6:22pm Mon 4 Feb 13

mellow yellow says...

To clarify... The Kevin Phillips observation was factual. I said nothing about him in the premiership. I said his first goal back at the Vic. And to the person slagging him off regarding us and new contracts, they'd do we'll to read what happened according to GT.

Also, H was a legend for us. A one hundred percent player every game, but he rubbed it in when scoring for Fulham way more than Phillips ever did. Does that mean I didn't welcome him back when he returned on loan... Of course not.
To clarify... The Kevin Phillips observation was factual. I said nothing about him in the premiership. I said his first goal back at the Vic. And to the person slagging him off regarding us and new contracts, they'd do we'll to read what happened according to GT. Also, H was a legend for us. A one hundred percent player every game, but he rubbed it in when scoring for Fulham way more than Phillips ever did. Does that mean I didn't welcome him back when he returned on loan... Of course not. mellow yellow
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7:03pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Boosey says...

Sordell was just following the fashion of most ex players when they score against their old club.
As for the quote; Watford will always be home ,, but there is more money in Bolton! Hey! he's only human and good luck to him.
Sordell was just following the fashion of most ex players when they score against their old club. As for the quote; Watford will always be home ,, but there is more money in Bolton! Hey! he's only human and good luck to him. Boosey
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7:05pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Boosey says...

Boosey wrote:
Sordell was just following the fashion of most ex players when they score against their old club. As for the quote; Watford will always be home ,, but there is more money in Bolton! Hey! he's only human and good luck to him.
And as other posts have said; If only he put the same effort in as Danny did.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: Sordell was just following the fashion of most ex players when they score against their old club. As for the quote; Watford will always be home ,, but there is more money in Bolton! Hey! he's only human and good luck to him.[/p][/quote]And as other posts have said; If only he put the same effort in as Danny did. Boosey
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7:32pm Mon 4 Feb 13

lutondown says...

Boosey wrote:
Boosey wrote:
Sordell was just following the fashion of most ex players when they score against their old club. As for the quote; Watford will always be home ,, but there is more money in Bolton! Hey! he's only human and good luck to him.
And as other posts have said; If only he put the same effort in as Danny did.
All part of our history now. Onwards and hopefully upwards. I don't think he'd get in our best 11
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: Sordell was just following the fashion of most ex players when they score against their old club. As for the quote; Watford will always be home ,, but there is more money in Bolton! Hey! he's only human and good luck to him.[/p][/quote]And as other posts have said; If only he put the same effort in as Danny did.[/p][/quote]All part of our history now. Onwards and hopefully upwards. I don't think he'd get in our best 11 lutondown
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7:36pm Mon 4 Feb 13

gloryhornet4 says...

SDamani wrote:
If only Scott Loach could take a lesson from Marv about the etiquette when visiting an former club!

Top stuff Sordell.
and pray what respect was SL shown.
[quote][p][bold]SDamani[/bold] wrote: If only Scott Loach could take a lesson from Marv about the etiquette when visiting an former club! Top stuff Sordell.[/p][/quote]and pray what respect was SL shown. gloryhornet4
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7:43pm Mon 4 Feb 13

gloryhornet4 says...

Holly68 wrote:
I'd give Bolton their money back and bring Marvin back "home"

He is still quality
I gather he went on transfer day as his agent, no doubt to get his payday, threatened that he would get MS to run his contract down and WFC get pennies under Bosman.
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: I'd give Bolton their money back and bring Marvin back "home" He is still quality[/p][/quote]I gather he went on transfer day as his agent, no doubt to get his payday, threatened that he would get MS to run his contract down and WFC get pennies under Bosman. gloryhornet4
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9:09pm Mon 4 Feb 13

micksolly says...

I am a bit concerned about Deeney who I understand is out of contract at the end of the season. As he has not signed an extension I think he can start talking to other clubs.
I am a bit concerned about Deeney who I understand is out of contract at the end of the season. As he has not signed an extension I think he can start talking to other clubs. micksolly
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11:28pm Mon 4 Feb 13

StuWFC says...

micksolly wrote:
I am a bit concerned about Deeney who I understand is out of contract at the end of the season. As he has not signed an extension I think he can start talking to other clubs.
I think if we got into the PL he would more than likely be back up to who ever we would buy in to partner Vydra, I doubt (as much as I want him to be) good enough to play their. He could come on and make a good impact sub though, work rate personified.
[quote][p][bold]micksolly[/bold] wrote: I am a bit concerned about Deeney who I understand is out of contract at the end of the season. As he has not signed an extension I think he can start talking to other clubs.[/p][/quote]I think if we got into the PL he would more than likely be back up to who ever we would buy in to partner Vydra, I doubt (as much as I want him to be) good enough to play their. He could come on and make a good impact sub though, work rate personified. StuWFC
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11:50pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Holly68 says...

http://bit.ly/11DoX7

d

@Observer_Owl #WatfordFC All the Watford goals this season so far up to Forest Away

Cut and paste into browser

Scroll down to see ALL WATFORD's goals this season to music up to inc Forest Away
http://bit.ly/11DoX7 d @Observer_Owl #WatfordFC All the Watford goals this season so far up to Forest Away Cut and paste into browser Scroll down to see ALL WATFORD's goals this season to music up to inc Forest Away Holly68
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4:39am Tue 5 Feb 13

Tonytheaceman says...

SDamani wrote:
If only Scott Loach could take a lesson from Marv about the etiquette when visiting an former club! Top stuff Sordell.
I wonder how Adrian will behave next season (unless the Royals get relegated)
[quote][p][bold]SDamani[/bold] wrote: If only Scott Loach could take a lesson from Marv about the etiquette when visiting an former club! Top stuff Sordell.[/p][/quote]I wonder how Adrian will behave next season (unless the Royals get relegated) Tonytheaceman
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9:07am Tue 5 Feb 13

northofwatfordpete says...

Would Marvin get a game in the current Watford Team ? - it would have to be at the expense of Vydra and not Deeney. Marvin - great player on his day with a sublime touch but had the habit of going awol in many games. Freedman will need to develop Marvin's game or build a team around him to justify his inclusion.
Would Marvin get a game in the current Watford Team ? - it would have to be at the expense of Vydra and not Deeney. Marvin - great player on his day with a sublime touch but had the habit of going awol in many games. Freedman will need to develop Marvin's game or build a team around him to justify his inclusion. northofwatfordpete
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10:16am Tue 5 Feb 13

Harry's Bar says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Back from Hammerau wrote:
mk6 hornet wrote:
Rooky wgc wrote: Some Chelsea fans tell me they hope to sign Zola in the summer. Gulp.
I think mourinho will go back there tbh.
Why would he want to go there? The last ex-player to manage them was sacked after the first couple of defeats, despite winning a couple of trophies. Much more sensible to build a reputation by sticking with us for a couple of years and have a chance of bing offered jobs with slightly more security than at Stamford Bridge.
Spot on. Makes sense to us. Just hope misplaced sentiment for a club he did so well at doesn't get the better of him.
Money talks. If someone offers to double your salary you start listening, whoever you are. Sad but true.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Back from Hammerau[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mk6 hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rooky wgc[/bold] wrote: Some Chelsea fans tell me they hope to sign Zola in the summer. Gulp.[/p][/quote]I think mourinho will go back there tbh.[/p][/quote]Why would he want to go there? The last ex-player to manage them was sacked after the first couple of defeats, despite winning a couple of trophies. Much more sensible to build a reputation by sticking with us for a couple of years and have a chance of bing offered jobs with slightly more security than at Stamford Bridge.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Makes sense to us. Just hope misplaced sentiment for a club he did so well at doesn't get the better of him.[/p][/quote]Money talks. If someone offers to double your salary you start listening, whoever you are. Sad but true. Harry's Bar
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10:29am Tue 5 Feb 13

Harry's Bar says...

micksolly wrote:
I am a bit concerned about Deeney who I understand is out of contract at the end of the season. As he has not signed an extension I think he can start talking to other clubs.
In all the fuss about Vydra that Deeney didn't sign his contract was rather overlooked. It could backfire Troy, if you let your agent push it too far.
[quote][p][bold]micksolly[/bold] wrote: I am a bit concerned about Deeney who I understand is out of contract at the end of the season. As he has not signed an extension I think he can start talking to other clubs.[/p][/quote]In all the fuss about Vydra that Deeney didn't sign his contract was rather overlooked. It could backfire Troy, if you let your agent push it too far. Harry's Bar
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11:12am Tue 5 Feb 13

Harrydownunder says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Back from Hammerau wrote:
mk6 hornet wrote:
Rooky wgc wrote: Some Chelsea fans tell me they hope to sign Zola in the summer. Gulp.
I think mourinho will go back there tbh.
Why would he want to go there?
The last ex-player to manage them was sacked after the first couple of defeats, despite winning a couple of trophies.
Much more sensible to build a reputation by sticking with us for a couple of years and have a chance of bing offered jobs with slightly more security than at Stamford Bridge.
Spot on. Makes sense to us. Just hope misplaced sentiment for a club he did so well at doesn't get the better of him.
Look what happened to judas when he went to reading!
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Back from Hammerau[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mk6 hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rooky wgc[/bold] wrote: Some Chelsea fans tell me they hope to sign Zola in the summer. Gulp.[/p][/quote]I think mourinho will go back there tbh.[/p][/quote]Why would he want to go there? The last ex-player to manage them was sacked after the first couple of defeats, despite winning a couple of trophies. Much more sensible to build a reputation by sticking with us for a couple of years and have a chance of bing offered jobs with slightly more security than at Stamford Bridge.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Makes sense to us. Just hope misplaced sentiment for a club he did so well at doesn't get the better of him.[/p][/quote]Look what happened to judas when he went to reading! Harrydownunder
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