Gianfranco Zola expects Troy Deeney to stay at Watford despite reported Premier League interest

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Gianfranco Zola expects Troy Deeney to sign a contract extension with Watford and believes the striker is good enough to play in the Premier League.

Deeney scored a double against his beloved Birmingham City yesterday afternoon to take his tally for the season to 14.

The former Walsall man is out of contract in the summer and has attracted the interest of several Premier League clubs, if reports are to be believed.

When Zola was asked if Deeney was good enough to play in the Premier League, Zola replied: “Of course he can.

“He is 24 years old and is a player who has been improving game by game. I don’t see why he can’t play at the next level.

“He is one of those strikers who scores a lot of goals but also works hard for the team. He makes the others play – if you notice everyone around him plays well. He is a good player.”

Zola also responded with “of course” when asked if he expects Deeney to stay with the Hornets.

When a reporter highlighted Deeney being out of contract in the summer, Zola continued: “I believe we are working on it; we want to keep him and I believe he wants to stay so we are working on getting him signed.”

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8:07am Mon 18 Feb 13

andyandyandy says...

I should hope so after the club stood by him.
I should hope so after the club stood by him. andyandyandy

8:22am Mon 18 Feb 13

mellow yellow says...

Not sure the fact that the club 'stood by him' will cloud his financial judgment, but I understand your view. That would imply loyalty... and some would say Dyche was loyal by turning down Birmingham, only to be sacked... though in hindsight he probably now views that as a blessing, seeing as Burnley are a better bet than Brum these days.

In a nutshell, he will sign if he considers the deal good enough. If we were to be promoted, would he get many games? Zola seems to think he has the ability. So, if the Villa rumours are true, there lies his decision: the bitter rivals of the team he supports, or Watford... though who knows which team will/will not be in the top flight.
Not sure the fact that the club 'stood by him' will cloud his financial judgment, but I understand your view. That would imply loyalty... and some would say Dyche was loyal by turning down Birmingham, only to be sacked... though in hindsight he probably now views that as a blessing, seeing as Burnley are a better bet than Brum these days. In a nutshell, he will sign if he considers the deal good enough. If we were to be promoted, would he get many games? Zola seems to think he has the ability. So, if the Villa rumours are true, there lies his decision: the bitter rivals of the team he supports, or Watford... though who knows which team will/will not be in the top flight. mellow yellow

8:41am Mon 18 Feb 13

Colin West's mullet says...

The club didn't stand by him, the club chose not to throw away a commercial asset. There was no moral aspect to the decision whatsoever. If he'd not been in good form prior to being banged up we would have sacked him.
The club didn't stand by him, the club chose not to throw away a commercial asset. There was no moral aspect to the decision whatsoever. If he'd not been in good form prior to being banged up we would have sacked him. Colin West's mullet

8:51am Mon 18 Feb 13

Eastsussexhornet says...

Colin West's mullet wrote:
The club didn't stand by him, the club chose not to throw away a commercial asset. There was no moral aspect to the decision whatsoever. If he'd not been in good form prior to being banged up we would have sacked him.
I almost agree with you. Certainly no moral aspects to this at all. But, I still think we would have kept him if only to sell him. The commercial reality.
[quote][p][bold]Colin West's mullet[/bold] wrote: The club didn't stand by him, the club chose not to throw away a commercial asset. There was no moral aspect to the decision whatsoever. If he'd not been in good form prior to being banged up we would have sacked him.[/p][/quote]I almost agree with you. Certainly no moral aspects to this at all. But, I still think we would have kept him if only to sell him. The commercial reality. Eastsussexhornet

9:00am Mon 18 Feb 13

Holly68 says...

I think we are going to have to "sharpen our pencils" as other clubs can spend the fee they would normally pay for a player like Troy on his wages instead, meaning he will get v attractive wage offers.

For example, what is Troy's market value, say conservatively £3M at present.

If another club doesn't have to pay this amount as he is free agent in summer, £3M is effectively £20K a week on a 3 year deal as a starting point .... There are several clubs in championship alone that could afford this

So it's not about loyalty, Troy served his punishment, it's all in past, he has given 110% every game, that has been his loyalty/commitment, he has been instrumental in the team spirit.

He has earned the right to a decent new contract, his personality and down to earth outlook suggests to me that he won't hold Watford to ransom OR expect Watford to match highest other offers, but will expect an offer in line with his market value and contribution to the team, just as we all would in our jobs ......

If Zola states he wants him to stay and he can play in Prem then hopefully the club will make Troy an offer to close this off and put to bed in near future and further sends a message on intent
I think we are going to have to "sharpen our pencils" as other clubs can spend the fee they would normally pay for a player like Troy on his wages instead, meaning he will get v attractive wage offers. For example, what is Troy's market value, say conservatively £3M at present. If another club doesn't have to pay this amount as he is free agent in summer, £3M is effectively £20K a week on a 3 year deal as a starting point .... There are several clubs in championship alone that could afford this So it's not about loyalty, Troy served his punishment, it's all in past, he has given 110% every game, that has been his loyalty/commitment, he has been instrumental in the team spirit. He has earned the right to a decent new contract, his personality and down to earth outlook suggests to me that he won't hold Watford to ransom OR expect Watford to match highest other offers, but will expect an offer in line with his market value and contribution to the team, just as we all would in our jobs ...... If Zola states he wants him to stay and he can play in Prem then hopefully the club will make Troy an offer to close this off and put to bed in near future and further sends a message on intent Holly68

9:06am Mon 18 Feb 13

Holly68 says...

Verse 1 :

See Watford's stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
We are all yellow.

Verse 2 :

We come along,
We sing this song for you,
And all the things you do,
We are all "Yellow".

Verse 3 :

Your skills,
Oh yeah your skill and goals,
Turn in,
to something beautiful,
You know,
you know I love you so,
You know I love you soo ...
Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ... Holly68

9:13am Mon 18 Feb 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Under the old regime we would certainly have lost him this summer. In fact we would have sold him in Jan for £500k-£750k in a buyers market.

Hopefully with a little financial help from Italy we will be able to offer terms that are attractive enough to retain him.
Under the old regime we would certainly have lost him this summer. In fact we would have sold him in Jan for £500k-£750k in a buyers market. Hopefully with a little financial help from Italy we will be able to offer terms that are attractive enough to retain him. Mickey Quinn, not so thin

9:23am Mon 18 Feb 13

endean2 says...

got back late on Sunday from Brum and still recouvering from the excitement, what a great weekend.
- so what team for Ipswich? I hope that we can get a couple of our crock centre backs of the sick bed, one would have to think long and hard about a long term contract for Hall.
sure he is a good player when fit but as previously stated he misses about 60% of the season from injury.
are there any younger and fitter versions out there?

right, another 3 points on Tuesday boys COYH.
got back late on Sunday from Brum and still recouvering from the excitement, what a great weekend. - so what team for Ipswich? I hope that we can get a couple of our crock centre backs of the sick bed, one would have to think long and hard about a long term contract for Hall. sure he is a good player when fit but as previously stated he misses about 60% of the season from injury. are there any younger and fitter versions out there? right, another 3 points on Tuesday boys COYH. endean2

9:47am Mon 18 Feb 13

Harry's Bar says...

Colin West's mullet wrote:
The club didn't stand by him, the club chose not to throw away a commercial asset. There was no moral aspect to the decision whatsoever. If he'd not been in good form prior to being banged up we would have sacked him.
In your opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Colin West's mullet[/bold] wrote: The club didn't stand by him, the club chose not to throw away a commercial asset. There was no moral aspect to the decision whatsoever. If he'd not been in good form prior to being banged up we would have sacked him.[/p][/quote]In your opinion. Harry's Bar

10:12am Mon 18 Feb 13

peter10531089 says...

endean2 wrote:
got back late on Sunday from Brum and still recouvering from the excitement, what a great weekend.
- so what team for Ipswich? I hope that we can get a couple of our crock centre backs of the sick bed, one would have to think long and hard about a long term contract for Hall.
sure he is a good player when fit but as previously stated he misses about 60% of the season from injury.
are there any younger and fitter versions out there?

right, another 3 points on Tuesday boys COYH.
Understand your point but of all the centre backs in that squad he would be the first on the team sheet when fit - so its a tricky one.

Deeney lets hope we keep him or (and dare I say) if we dont go up offer him a long contract with Udinese or Granada - we can guarantee top flight football - somewhere in Europe.
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: got back late on Sunday from Brum and still recouvering from the excitement, what a great weekend. - so what team for Ipswich? I hope that we can get a couple of our crock centre backs of the sick bed, one would have to think long and hard about a long term contract for Hall. sure he is a good player when fit but as previously stated he misses about 60% of the season from injury. are there any younger and fitter versions out there? right, another 3 points on Tuesday boys COYH.[/p][/quote]Understand your point but of all the centre backs in that squad he would be the first on the team sheet when fit - so its a tricky one. Deeney lets hope we keep him or (and dare I say) if we dont go up offer him a long contract with Udinese or Granada - we can guarantee top flight football - somewhere in Europe. peter10531089

10:21am Mon 18 Feb 13

Harrydownunder says...

Just goes to show the impact of the premier league doesnt it? Years ago, players stayed at clubs due to loyalty. Now its who has the biggest cheque book.
Just goes to show the impact of the premier league doesnt it? Years ago, players stayed at clubs due to loyalty. Now its who has the biggest cheque book. Harrydownunder

10:32am Mon 18 Feb 13

tommy gunn says...

I think he will probably stay IF we get promoted otherwise I am not so sure.It would be hard to ignore a Premership offer when you are at the top of your form.Another year in the Championship? I doubt it.
I think he will probably stay IF we get promoted otherwise I am not so sure.It would be hard to ignore a Premership offer when you are at the top of your form.Another year in the Championship? I doubt it. tommy gunn

10:35am Mon 18 Feb 13

DuffmanWFC says...

Troy should stay at Watford as he will benefit from the fact that he will get games with us!
Who are these Prem sides? Villa.. Rubbish... Wigan.... Rubbish!
Troy should stay at Watford as he will benefit from the fact that he will get games with us! Who are these Prem sides? Villa.. Rubbish... Wigan.... Rubbish! DuffmanWFC

11:00am Mon 18 Feb 13

Sydneyhornet says...

Holly68 wrote:
Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ...
Why?

A Chris Martin song? No football relevance - one mention of yellow.
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ...[/p][/quote]Why? A Chris Martin song? No football relevance - one mention of yellow. Sydneyhornet

11:04am Mon 18 Feb 13

Sydneyhornet says...

Do I hope that td stays, yes. He has shown his worth this season, and is worth keeping at least to generate a fee for his sale in 12 or 18 months time.

Why we shouldn't really care?

Ask this - Will he manage to become a premiership striker? answer - doubtful.
Do I hope that td stays, yes. He has shown his worth this season, and is worth keeping at least to generate a fee for his sale in 12 or 18 months time. Why we shouldn't really care? Ask this - Will he manage to become a premiership striker? answer - doubtful. Sydneyhornet

11:05am Mon 18 Feb 13

davesol says...

When Zola was asked if Deeney was good enough to play in the Premier League, Zola replied: “Of course he can."

What else would you expect the manager of any player to say?
When Zola was asked if Deeney was good enough to play in the Premier League, Zola replied: “Of course he can." What else would you expect the manager of any player to say? davesol

11:11am Mon 18 Feb 13

Harry's Bar says...

Holly68 wrote:
I think we are going to have to "sharpen our pencils" as other clubs can spend the fee they would normally pay for a player like Troy on his wages instead, meaning he will get v attractive wage offers. For example, what is Troy's market value, say conservatively £3M at present. If another club doesn't have to pay this amount as he is free agent in summer, £3M is effectively £20K a week on a 3 year deal as a starting point .... There are several clubs in championship alone that could afford this So it's not about loyalty, Troy served his punishment, it's all in past, he has given 110% every game, that has been his loyalty/commitment, he has been instrumental in the team spirit. He has earned the right to a decent new contract, his personality and down to earth outlook suggests to me that he won't hold Watford to ransom OR expect Watford to match highest other offers, but will expect an offer in line with his market value and contribution to the team, just as we all would in our jobs ...... If Zola states he wants him to stay and he can play in Prem then hopefully the club will make Troy an offer to close this off and put to bed in near future and further sends a message on intent
Zola didn't come out and state that Deeney could play in the Prem, he was answering a question from a journalist. What else could he say?.....
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: I think we are going to have to "sharpen our pencils" as other clubs can spend the fee they would normally pay for a player like Troy on his wages instead, meaning he will get v attractive wage offers. For example, what is Troy's market value, say conservatively £3M at present. If another club doesn't have to pay this amount as he is free agent in summer, £3M is effectively £20K a week on a 3 year deal as a starting point .... There are several clubs in championship alone that could afford this So it's not about loyalty, Troy served his punishment, it's all in past, he has given 110% every game, that has been his loyalty/commitment, he has been instrumental in the team spirit. He has earned the right to a decent new contract, his personality and down to earth outlook suggests to me that he won't hold Watford to ransom OR expect Watford to match highest other offers, but will expect an offer in line with his market value and contribution to the team, just as we all would in our jobs ...... If Zola states he wants him to stay and he can play in Prem then hopefully the club will make Troy an offer to close this off and put to bed in near future and further sends a message on intent[/p][/quote]Zola didn't come out and state that Deeney could play in the Prem, he was answering a question from a journalist. What else could he say?..... Harry's Bar

11:23am Mon 18 Feb 13

AMP4WFC says...

Holly68 wrote:
I think we are going to have to "sharpen our pencils" as other clubs can spend the fee they would normally pay for a player like Troy on his wages instead, meaning he will get v attractive wage offers. For example, what is Troy's market value, say conservatively £3M at present. If another club doesn't have to pay this amount as he is free agent in summer, £3M is effectively £20K a week on a 3 year deal as a starting point .... There are several clubs in championship alone that could afford this So it's not about loyalty, Troy served his punishment, it's all in past, he has given 110% every game, that has been his loyalty/commitment, he has been instrumental in the team spirit. He has earned the right to a decent new contract, his personality and down to earth outlook suggests to me that he won't hold Watford to ransom OR expect Watford to match highest other offers, but will expect an offer in line with his market value and contribution to the team, just as we all would in our jobs ...... If Zola states he wants him to stay and he can play in Prem then hopefully the club will make Troy an offer to close this off and put to bed in near future and further sends a message on intent
I agreed with U fully, Holly68. U are spot on.
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: I think we are going to have to "sharpen our pencils" as other clubs can spend the fee they would normally pay for a player like Troy on his wages instead, meaning he will get v attractive wage offers. For example, what is Troy's market value, say conservatively £3M at present. If another club doesn't have to pay this amount as he is free agent in summer, £3M is effectively £20K a week on a 3 year deal as a starting point .... There are several clubs in championship alone that could afford this So it's not about loyalty, Troy served his punishment, it's all in past, he has given 110% every game, that has been his loyalty/commitment, he has been instrumental in the team spirit. He has earned the right to a decent new contract, his personality and down to earth outlook suggests to me that he won't hold Watford to ransom OR expect Watford to match highest other offers, but will expect an offer in line with his market value and contribution to the team, just as we all would in our jobs ...... If Zola states he wants him to stay and he can play in Prem then hopefully the club will make Troy an offer to close this off and put to bed in near future and further sends a message on intent[/p][/quote]I agreed with U fully, Holly68. U are spot on. AMP4WFC

11:27am Mon 18 Feb 13

Bush Hornet says...

Holly68 wrote:
I think we are going to have to "sharpen our pencils" as other clubs can spend the fee they would normally pay for a player like Troy on his wages instead, meaning he will get v attractive wage offers.

For example, what is Troy's market value, say conservatively £3M at present.

If another club doesn't have to pay this amount as he is free agent in summer, £3M is effectively £20K a week on a 3 year deal as a starting point .... There are several clubs in championship alone that could afford this

So it's not about loyalty, Troy served his punishment, it's all in past, he has given 110% every game, that has been his loyalty/commitment, he has been instrumental in the team spirit.

He has earned the right to a decent new contract, his personality and down to earth outlook suggests to me that he won't hold Watford to ransom OR expect Watford to match highest other offers, but will expect an offer in line with his market value and contribution to the team, just as we all would in our jobs ......

If Zola states he wants him to stay and he can play in Prem then hopefully the club will make Troy an offer to close this off and put to bed in near future and further sends a message on intent
Good post
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: I think we are going to have to "sharpen our pencils" as other clubs can spend the fee they would normally pay for a player like Troy on his wages instead, meaning he will get v attractive wage offers. For example, what is Troy's market value, say conservatively £3M at present. If another club doesn't have to pay this amount as he is free agent in summer, £3M is effectively £20K a week on a 3 year deal as a starting point .... There are several clubs in championship alone that could afford this So it's not about loyalty, Troy served his punishment, it's all in past, he has given 110% every game, that has been his loyalty/commitment, he has been instrumental in the team spirit. He has earned the right to a decent new contract, his personality and down to earth outlook suggests to me that he won't hold Watford to ransom OR expect Watford to match highest other offers, but will expect an offer in line with his market value and contribution to the team, just as we all would in our jobs ...... If Zola states he wants him to stay and he can play in Prem then hopefully the club will make Troy an offer to close this off and put to bed in near future and further sends a message on intent[/p][/quote]Good post Bush Hornet

11:29am Mon 18 Feb 13

AMP4WFC says...

Harrydownunder wrote:
Just goes to show the impact of the premier league doesnt it? Years ago, players stayed at clubs due to loyalty. Now its who has the biggest cheque book.
Spot on Harry, BUT I don´t think that the Pozzos have a problem with that either.
[quote][p][bold]Harrydownunder[/bold] wrote: Just goes to show the impact of the premier league doesnt it? Years ago, players stayed at clubs due to loyalty. Now its who has the biggest cheque book.[/p][/quote]Spot on Harry, BUT I don´t think that the Pozzos have a problem with that either. AMP4WFC

11:34am Mon 18 Feb 13

Bush Hornet says...

Sydneyhornet wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ...
Why?

A Chris Martin song? No football relevance - one mention of yellow.
Glad of your support in Australia but those who attend games in England are working on upping the atmosphere at the Vic. So if you have anything valid to add then do it. Otherwise sit down and shut up. The Coldplay song is as good as any for now.
[quote][p][bold]Sydneyhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ...[/p][/quote]Why? A Chris Martin song? No football relevance - one mention of yellow.[/p][/quote]Glad of your support in Australia but those who attend games in England are working on upping the atmosphere at the Vic. So if you have anything valid to add then do it. Otherwise sit down and shut up. The Coldplay song is as good as any for now. Bush Hornet

12:03pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Sydneyhornet wrote:
Do I hope that td stays, yes. He has shown his worth this season, and is worth keeping at least to generate a fee for his sale in 12 or 18 months time.

Why we shouldn't really care?

Ask this - Will he manage to become a premiership striker? answer - doubtful.
lets worry about the prem if and when it happens. We MAY still be in the champ in 3 years time and he's very effective at this level and getting better all the time.
[quote][p][bold]Sydneyhornet[/bold] wrote: Do I hope that td stays, yes. He has shown his worth this season, and is worth keeping at least to generate a fee for his sale in 12 or 18 months time. Why we shouldn't really care? Ask this - Will he manage to become a premiership striker? answer - doubtful.[/p][/quote]lets worry about the prem if and when it happens. We MAY still be in the champ in 3 years time and he's very effective at this level and getting better all the time. Mickey Quinn, not so thin

12:47pm Mon 18 Feb 13

wheelsonfire says...

Can't really believe that GFZ thinks Deeney would be OK in the premiership.
I must confess to eating humble pie because at the beginning of the season thought he would not make it the championship but he has done great!!
But you only have to remember similiar players like the great Sir Tommy Mooney and Hendo who didn't really adapt to the prem and they were,are, far more skillfull that Deeney.
Can't really believe that GFZ thinks Deeney would be OK in the premiership. I must confess to eating humble pie because at the beginning of the season thought he would not make it the championship but he has done great!! But you only have to remember similiar players like the great Sir Tommy Mooney and Hendo who didn't really adapt to the prem and they were,are, far more skillfull that Deeney. wheelsonfire

1:03pm Mon 18 Feb 13

PhilippineOrn says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Sydneyhornet wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ...
Why?

A Chris Martin song? No football relevance - one mention of yellow.
Glad of your support in Australia but those who attend games in England are working on upping the atmosphere at the Vic. So if you have anything valid to add then do it. Otherwise sit down and shut up. The Coldplay song is as good as any for now.
Jesus, the guy just asked why.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sydneyhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ...[/p][/quote]Why? A Chris Martin song? No football relevance - one mention of yellow.[/p][/quote]Glad of your support in Australia but those who attend games in England are working on upping the atmosphere at the Vic. So if you have anything valid to add then do it. Otherwise sit down and shut up. The Coldplay song is as good as any for now.[/p][/quote]Jesus, the guy just asked why. PhilippineOrn

1:16pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Bringe says...

Let's be honest here ... The one club interested are unlikely to be signing him if they stay up, and he'd only be signed to cut a Championship wage bill. Troy, his agent and the club should not be under any illusion otherwise because Watford FC is the only ticket to sustained Premier League football on the table at this minute. Mind you he is doing well and may well attract more interest in the coming weeks so he should bide his time over contract talks before signing.
Let's be honest here ... The one club interested are unlikely to be signing him if they stay up, and he'd only be signed to cut a Championship wage bill. Troy, his agent and the club should not be under any illusion otherwise because Watford FC is the only ticket to sustained Premier League football on the table at this minute. Mind you he is doing well and may well attract more interest in the coming weeks so he should bide his time over contract talks before signing. Bringe

1:39pm Mon 18 Feb 13

garston 'orn says...

Yes he's proved me wrong, netting his 14th of the season the other day, but i doubt very much he could hack it in the premiership. I still doubt his ability to play in the championship sometimes...If he's holding out for a lot of money to tell you the truth i would let him go, he's not worth it. He may be scoring but you have to consider he does have premiership standard service, with the balls being 0played in from chalobah,battochio,a
bdi, cassetti .... I think he's got lucky this season. Doesn't seem to do all the closing down which he did last season but spends most of the game trying to close line the centre backs. It's a bit of the right place at the right time, he was the player who paired vydra when he started scoring, but if he can find a way to stop squandering his one on ones then sign him up. Wouldn't be bad cover in the premiership
Yes he's proved me wrong, netting his 14th of the season the other day, but i doubt very much he could hack it in the premiership. I still doubt his ability to play in the championship sometimes...If he's holding out for a lot of money to tell you the truth i would let him go, he's not worth it. He may be scoring but you have to consider he does have premiership standard service, with the balls being 0played in from chalobah,battochio,a bdi, cassetti .... I think he's got lucky this season. Doesn't seem to do all the closing down which he did last season but spends most of the game trying to close line the centre backs. It's a bit of the right place at the right time, he was the player who paired vydra when he started scoring, but if he can find a way to stop squandering his one on ones then sign him up. Wouldn't be bad cover in the premiership garston 'orn

2:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Bush Hornet says...

PhilippineOrn wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
Sydneyhornet wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ...
Why?

A Chris Martin song? No football relevance - one mention of yellow.
Glad of your support in Australia but those who attend games in England are working on upping the atmosphere at the Vic. So if you have anything valid to add then do it. Otherwise sit down and shut up. The Coldplay song is as good as any for now.
Jesus, the guy just asked why.
Because we need more singing at the Vic. And don't call me Jesus, I can't live up to that.
[quote][p][bold]PhilippineOrn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sydneyhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ...[/p][/quote]Why? A Chris Martin song? No football relevance - one mention of yellow.[/p][/quote]Glad of your support in Australia but those who attend games in England are working on upping the atmosphere at the Vic. So if you have anything valid to add then do it. Otherwise sit down and shut up. The Coldplay song is as good as any for now.[/p][/quote]Jesus, the guy just asked why.[/p][/quote]Because we need more singing at the Vic. And don't call me Jesus, I can't live up to that. Bush Hornet

3:49pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SAHornet says...

endean2 wrote:
got back late on Sunday from Brum and still recouvering from the excitement, what a great weekend.
- so what team for Ipswich? I hope that we can get a couple of our crock centre backs of the sick bed, one would have to think long and hard about a long term contract for Hall.
sure he is a good player when fit but as previously stated he misses about 60% of the season from injury.
are there any younger and fitter versions out there?

right, another 3 points on Tuesday boys COYH.
Absolutely agree about Hall. I like him and he's immense when he plays but his attendance record really sucks - quite shocking that he is soooooo fragile for a big booger like him. Have to ask whether he's worth the wages given his fit/unfit ratio. I'm unsure.
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: got back late on Sunday from Brum and still recouvering from the excitement, what a great weekend. - so what team for Ipswich? I hope that we can get a couple of our crock centre backs of the sick bed, one would have to think long and hard about a long term contract for Hall. sure he is a good player when fit but as previously stated he misses about 60% of the season from injury. are there any younger and fitter versions out there? right, another 3 points on Tuesday boys COYH.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree about Hall. I like him and he's immense when he plays but his attendance record really sucks - quite shocking that he is soooooo fragile for a big booger like him. Have to ask whether he's worth the wages given his fit/unfit ratio. I'm unsure. SAHornet

4:47pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Richard - Come On You Golden Boys! says...

Deeney looks much fitter & quicker since he returned to the fold and his all-round game is improving rapidly under Zola. He could be a late developer but is already a better player than Grant Holt who has shown his value in the Prem and his physical strength and movement has certainly helped Vydra.

Hope he stays whatever division we are in next season.
Deeney looks much fitter & quicker since he returned to the fold and his all-round game is improving rapidly under Zola. He could be a late developer but is already a better player than Grant Holt who has shown his value in the Prem and his physical strength and movement has certainly helped Vydra. Hope he stays whatever division we are in next season. Richard - Come On You Golden Boys!

4:54pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Bush Hornet says...

Richard - Come On You Golden Boys! wrote:
Deeney looks much fitter & quicker since he returned to the fold and his all-round game is improving rapidly under Zola. He could be a late developer but is already a better player than Grant Holt who has shown his value in the Prem and his physical strength and movement has certainly helped Vydra.

Hope he stays whatever division we are in next season.
Agree. Wouldn't have said it 12 months ago but I believe he could cut it in the Prem
[quote][p][bold]Richard - Come On You Golden Boys![/bold] wrote: Deeney looks much fitter & quicker since he returned to the fold and his all-round game is improving rapidly under Zola. He could be a late developer but is already a better player than Grant Holt who has shown his value in the Prem and his physical strength and movement has certainly helped Vydra. Hope he stays whatever division we are in next season.[/p][/quote]Agree. Wouldn't have said it 12 months ago but I believe he could cut it in the Prem Bush Hornet

5:15pm Mon 18 Feb 13

tiger bay says...

Get real!! Deeney is at best a workmanlike championship striker. Yes he's scored a few recently, but so would most average strikers given the supply he's had. If (please!!) come August we are lining up our first Prem match of the season..i for one will be a little disappointed if Deeney is in the starting X1....dont get me wrong..i'll support him as he always gives his all..like a certain Mr Doyley tho..sometimes thats just not enough..
Get real!! Deeney is at best a workmanlike championship striker. Yes he's scored a few recently, but so would most average strikers given the supply he's had. If (please!!) come August we are lining up our first Prem match of the season..i for one will be a little disappointed if Deeney is in the starting X1....dont get me wrong..i'll support him as he always gives his all..like a certain Mr Doyley tho..sometimes thats just not enough.. tiger bay

8:24pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Sydneyhornet says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
PhilippineOrn wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
Sydneyhornet wrote:
Holly68 wrote: Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ...
Why? A Chris Martin song? No football relevance - one mention of yellow.
Glad of your support in Australia but those who attend games in England are working on upping the atmosphere at the Vic. So if you have anything valid to add then do it. Otherwise sit down and shut up. The Coldplay song is as good as any for now.
Jesus, the guy just asked why.
Because we need more singing at the Vic. And don't call me Jesus, I can't live up to that.
Don't get me wrong.. The Vic needs it. The two few games I managed to see when I was there were depressing as hell.

I applauded the efforts, just think that we need songs shorter with higher tempo.

Non allocated seating is the way to go miss holly.

Ps a more contstructive response might not have included sit down and shut up, however exactly the kinda song I love - aim it at holloway next time eh?

Coyh
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PhilippineOrn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sydneyhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ...[/p][/quote]Why? A Chris Martin song? No football relevance - one mention of yellow.[/p][/quote]Glad of your support in Australia but those who attend games in England are working on upping the atmosphere at the Vic. So if you have anything valid to add then do it. Otherwise sit down and shut up. The Coldplay song is as good as any for now.[/p][/quote]Jesus, the guy just asked why.[/p][/quote]Because we need more singing at the Vic. And don't call me Jesus, I can't live up to that.[/p][/quote]Don't get me wrong.. The Vic needs it. The two few games I managed to see when I was there were depressing as hell. I applauded the efforts, just think that we need songs shorter with higher tempo. Non allocated seating is the way to go miss holly. Ps a more contstructive response might not have included sit down and shut up, however exactly the kinda song I love - aim it at holloway next time eh? Coyh Sydneyhornet

4:31pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Bush Hornet says...

Sydneyhornet wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
PhilippineOrn wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
Sydneyhornet wrote:
Holly68 wrote: Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ...
Why? A Chris Martin song? No football relevance - one mention of yellow.
Glad of your support in Australia but those who attend games in England are working on upping the atmosphere at the Vic. So if you have anything valid to add then do it. Otherwise sit down and shut up. The Coldplay song is as good as any for now.
Jesus, the guy just asked why.
Because we need more singing at the Vic. And don't call me Jesus, I can't live up to that.
Don't get me wrong.. The Vic needs it. The two few games I managed to see when I was there were depressing as hell.

I applauded the efforts, just think that we need songs shorter with higher tempo.

Non allocated seating is the way to go miss holly.

Ps a more contstructive response might not have included sit down and shut up, however exactly the kinda song I love - aim it at holloway next time eh?

Coyh
I was trying to be constructive Syd but I just want to encourage everyone who is contributing song ideas. I remember people poring scorn on the coldplay song years ago and it peed me off. whats the alternative? nothing gets sung cos no one agrees on the perfect song. Anything is better than silence. I'd sing more or less anything except a Robbie Williams song. Can't stand the bloke
[quote][p][bold]Sydneyhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PhilippineOrn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sydneyhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Verse 1 : See Watford's stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, We are all yellow. Verse 2 : We come along, We sing this song for you, And all the things you do, We are all "Yellow". Verse 3 : Your skills, Oh yeah your skill and goals, Turn in, to something beautiful, You know, you know I love you so, You know I love you soo ...[/p][/quote]Why? A Chris Martin song? No football relevance - one mention of yellow.[/p][/quote]Glad of your support in Australia but those who attend games in England are working on upping the atmosphere at the Vic. So if you have anything valid to add then do it. Otherwise sit down and shut up. The Coldplay song is as good as any for now.[/p][/quote]Jesus, the guy just asked why.[/p][/quote]Because we need more singing at the Vic. And don't call me Jesus, I can't live up to that.[/p][/quote]Don't get me wrong.. The Vic needs it. The two few games I managed to see when I was there were depressing as hell. I applauded the efforts, just think that we need songs shorter with higher tempo. Non allocated seating is the way to go miss holly. Ps a more contstructive response might not have included sit down and shut up, however exactly the kinda song I love - aim it at holloway next time eh? Coyh[/p][/quote]I was trying to be constructive Syd but I just want to encourage everyone who is contributing song ideas. I remember people poring scorn on the coldplay song years ago and it peed me off. whats the alternative? nothing gets sung cos no one agrees on the perfect song. Anything is better than silence. I'd sing more or less anything except a Robbie Williams song. Can't stand the bloke Bush Hornet

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