Watford confirm signings of former Manchester United defender Reece Brown and Granada's Ikechi Anya

Reece Brown. Picture: Action Images

Ikechi Anya. Picture: Holly Cant

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Former Manchester United defender Reece Brown and Ikechi Anya have become the latest players to sign for Watford.

The Hornets have confirmed Brown has signed a two-year deal and Anya has penned a contract which will expire in 2016.

Brown, the younger brother of former England international Wes, did not make an appearance for Manchester United but was with the club from the age of nine.

The defender, 21, has featured in all of the Hornets' pre-season matches and has Football League experience following loan spells at Ipswich Town, Coventry City, Oldham Athletic, Doncaster Rovers and Bradford City.

Anya, 25, made 29 appearances for Watford last season on loan from Granada.

Watford also confirmed the Football League and FA have given 'full clearance' for the signings of Marco Davide Faraoni, Marco Cassetti, Daniel Pudil and Javier Acuna, who were four of eight signings confirmed by the club on Friday.

The Golden Boys have now signed 13 players - if you include Manuel Almunia who was out of contract - and that is expected to become 15 shortly with the confirmation of Joel Ekstrand's and Iriney Santos' arrival.

Iriney linked up with the club last week and we understand Ekstrand is close to finalising his contract with the Hornets.

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10:43am Mon 22 Jul 13

jsjf1979 says...

Great news! Welcome back Kech!
Great news! Welcome back Kech! jsjf1979
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10:47am Mon 22 Jul 13

JohnnyBarnes says...

Fantastic news indeed!
... and as importantly, the four 'nearly done' deals of the eight announced last week have gone through, so Ekstrand's will also be no problem.

I wonder if Vydra fancies a piece of the action?! I, for one, would welcome him back with open arms. Class act.
Fantastic news indeed! ... and as importantly, the four 'nearly done' deals of the eight announced last week have gone through, so Ekstrand's will also be no problem. I wonder if Vydra fancies a piece of the action?! I, for one, would welcome him back with open arms. Class act. JohnnyBarnes
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10:56am Mon 22 Jul 13

jsjf1979 says...

me too, would love Vydra back, feel we lack a little bit of pace up front at the moment.
me too, would love Vydra back, feel we lack a little bit of pace up front at the moment. jsjf1979
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11:07am Mon 22 Jul 13

londomollari says...

Great news---only Ekstrand to go.
Someone at Watford obviously knew about and liked Reece Brown to take him on trial in the first place, despite the fact his playing record to date is uninspiring. Obviously, too, he looked good over the last few weeks. Usually, Man U. look for a fee for players they feel will make the grade at top Championship or lower level Premiership. I wonder if his release was part of a 'new manager clearout?'
Great news---only Ekstrand to go. Someone at Watford obviously knew about and liked Reece Brown to take him on trial in the first place, despite the fact his playing record to date is uninspiring. Obviously, too, he looked good over the last few weeks. Usually, Man U. look for a fee for players they feel will make the grade at top Championship or lower level Premiership. I wonder if his release was part of a 'new manager clearout?' londomollari
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11:16am Mon 22 Jul 13

londomollari says...

Just a thought for any statistician out there. How many times in Watfords history have the club signed (assuming no hiccups) 14 players on permanent contracts in the close season---none of them being on permanent contracts with Watford last season? (Almunia wouldn't count--he was on a contract)
Just a thought for any statistician out there. How many times in Watfords history have the club signed (assuming no hiccups) 14 players on permanent contracts in the close season---none of them being on permanent contracts with Watford last season? (Almunia wouldn't count--he was on a contract) londomollari
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11:24am Mon 22 Jul 13

peter10531089 says...

londomollari wrote:
Great news---only Ekstrand to go.
Someone at Watford obviously knew about and liked Reece Brown to take him on trial in the first place, despite the fact his playing record to date is uninspiring. Obviously, too, he looked good over the last few weeks. Usually, Man U. look for a fee for players they feel will make the grade at top Championship or lower level Premiership. I wonder if his release was part of a 'new manager clearout?'
Making the grade at Man Utd and making it at Watford are two entirely different situations, if United do buy Fabregas then Cleverleys days may be numbered there (or appearances severely limited) but every premier team in the country would take him!

Welcome Reece but more importantly welcome back Ikechi - a great end to last season and I hope that he starts this season as he finished, he has the beating of every left back I have seen him up against in the Championship and I would love to see him drop a shoulder push the ball past the full back and get to the byeline more this year.

Joel next please.I think Vydra will get a top flight move and have no problem if he does, it would simply demonstrate to others and future signings that the hornets is a viable route to the premiership/top flight.

Cant wait for the 3rd! COYH!!
[quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: Great news---only Ekstrand to go. Someone at Watford obviously knew about and liked Reece Brown to take him on trial in the first place, despite the fact his playing record to date is uninspiring. Obviously, too, he looked good over the last few weeks. Usually, Man U. look for a fee for players they feel will make the grade at top Championship or lower level Premiership. I wonder if his release was part of a 'new manager clearout?'[/p][/quote]Making the grade at Man Utd and making it at Watford are two entirely different situations, if United do buy Fabregas then Cleverleys days may be numbered there (or appearances severely limited) but every premier team in the country would take him! Welcome Reece but more importantly welcome back Ikechi - a great end to last season and I hope that he starts this season as he finished, he has the beating of every left back I have seen him up against in the Championship and I would love to see him drop a shoulder push the ball past the full back and get to the byeline more this year. Joel next please.I think Vydra will get a top flight move and have no problem if he does, it would simply demonstrate to others and future signings that the hornets is a viable route to the premiership/top flight. Cant wait for the 3rd! COYH!! peter10531089
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11:37am Mon 22 Jul 13

londomollari says...

I was making the point that Man U. normally only release players free that they feel won't make the grade in the top two divisions.
A stati point again. I suspect that the permanent signings from Udinese sets a record for Watford from one club in a close season---if not an entire season. I recollect that the previous record was six from Leicester in the early 50's.
I was making the point that Man U. normally only release players free that they feel won't make the grade in the top two divisions. A stati point again. I suspect that the permanent signings from Udinese sets a record for Watford from one club in a close season---if not an entire season. I recollect that the previous record was six from Leicester in the early 50's. londomollari
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11:43am Mon 22 Jul 13

Hornet Cornet says...

More importantly folks, how's the bookies situation in Coronation Street going to resolve itself eh eh....

HC
More importantly folks, how's the bookies situation in Coronation Street going to resolve itself eh eh.... HC Hornet Cornet
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11:53am Mon 22 Jul 13

Travelling Hornet says...

Indeed great news about the signings .
I think Brown will be superb cover but we are still thin on the ground at the back,we have only Ekstrand (he will sign), Angella,Cassetti & Brown at CB. We can't rely on Hall or Nosworthy next season , Achilles injuries are career threatening and take up to a year to heal.
So lookout for an other Superstar signing at CB this week.
Indeed great news about the signings . I think Brown will be superb cover but we are still thin on the ground at the back,we have only Ekstrand (he will sign), Angella,Cassetti & Brown at CB. We can't rely on Hall or Nosworthy next season , Achilles injuries are career threatening and take up to a year to heal. So lookout for an other Superstar signing at CB this week. Travelling Hornet
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11:56am Mon 22 Jul 13

Travelling Hornet says...

Doh Hoban.....day goes pear shaped arrrhhhh
Doh Hoban.....day goes pear shaped arrrhhhh Travelling Hornet
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12:09pm Mon 22 Jul 13

robert_wfc says...

For defenders dont we have the following:

Doyley, Cassetti, Hoban, Ekstrand, Angella, Brown, Faraoni & Nosworthy? More than enough id say
For defenders dont we have the following: Doyley, Cassetti, Hoban, Ekstrand, Angella, Brown, Faraoni & Nosworthy? More than enough id say robert_wfc
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12:18pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lockerbiehornet says...

Brilliant news, however why the hell isn't Kech in today's Scotland squad? I've been telling every man and his dog up here about him and how he'll walk into the Scotland squad with ease and now it's seems I need a large bottle of facial cleaner that's particulary good at removing egg!
#not happy
Brilliant news, however why the hell isn't Kech in today's Scotland squad? I've been telling every man and his dog up here about him and how he'll walk into the Scotland squad with ease and now it's seems I need a large bottle of facial cleaner that's particulary good at removing egg! #not happy lockerbiehornet
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12:27pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lockerbiehornet says...

Travelling Hornet wrote:
Indeed great news about the signings .
I think Brown will be superb cover but we are still thin on the ground at the back,we have only Ekstrand (he will sign), Angella,Cassetti & Brown at CB. We can't rely on Hall or Nosworthy next season , Achilles injuries are career threatening and take up to a year to heal.
So lookout for an other Superstar signing at CB this week.
Hall's been released
[quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: Indeed great news about the signings . I think Brown will be superb cover but we are still thin on the ground at the back,we have only Ekstrand (he will sign), Angella,Cassetti & Brown at CB. We can't rely on Hall or Nosworthy next season , Achilles injuries are career threatening and take up to a year to heal. So lookout for an other Superstar signing at CB this week.[/p][/quote]Hall's been released lockerbiehornet
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12:30pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Poppet Bear says...

Still hopefully Vydra will see the error of his ways but if not, who is going to replace his 22 goals ? We may struggle in this area if he's not replaced by a top striker.
Still hopefully Vydra will see the error of his ways but if not, who is going to replace his 22 goals ? We may struggle in this area if he's not replaced by a top striker. Poppet Bear
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12:38pm Mon 22 Jul 13

The Happy Hornet says...

Does anyone know what is going on with Jaime Romero?
I know he is injured, but there has been no mention of his pending transfer or any contract talks for weeks in the WO, or on any other platform. The club have stated they wanted to keep all the loan options for British based players during the season, so I assumed he was going to be a permanent signing?
Does anyone know what is going on with Jaime Romero? I know he is injured, but there has been no mention of his pending transfer or any contract talks for weeks in the WO, or on any other platform. The club have stated they wanted to keep all the loan options for British based players during the season, so I assumed he was going to be a permanent signing? The Happy Hornet
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12:43pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Harry's Bar says...

Poppet Bear wrote:
Still hopefully Vydra will see the error of his ways but if not, who is going to replace his 22 goals ? We may struggle in this area if he's not replaced by a top striker.
Acuna?
[quote][p][bold]Poppet Bear[/bold] wrote: Still hopefully Vydra will see the error of his ways but if not, who is going to replace his 22 goals ? We may struggle in this area if he's not replaced by a top striker.[/p][/quote]Acuna? Harry's Bar
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12:47pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Dunderdale Pinner says...

Good news indeed. Re. Vydra, unless he genuinly wants to play for WFC I would rather he stay away. He, and in particular his agent, could have a destabislng influence on other players. We have young players coming through who may make it this year. If not there are others who would relish a chance at WFC.
Good news indeed. Re. Vydra, unless he genuinly wants to play for WFC I would rather he stay away. He, and in particular his agent, could have a destabislng influence on other players. We have young players coming through who may make it this year. If not there are others who would relish a chance at WFC. Dunderdale Pinner
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1:31pm Mon 22 Jul 13

charliefarmery says...

I'd say we'll have more than enough defenders now assuming Ekstrand signs. Angella, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hoban Brown and Cassetti. Having said that personally I'd like Cassetti to take the right wing back birth ahead of Anya. I felt we missed Cassetti's delivery from wide positions when he moved to CB. What do others think? Anya, Cassetti or even Faraoni to start the season at right wing back?
I'd say we'll have more than enough defenders now assuming Ekstrand signs. Angella, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hoban Brown and Cassetti. Having said that personally I'd like Cassetti to take the right wing back birth ahead of Anya. I felt we missed Cassetti's delivery from wide positions when he moved to CB. What do others think? Anya, Cassetti or even Faraoni to start the season at right wing back? charliefarmery
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1:36pm Mon 22 Jul 13

mellow yellow says...

Poppet Bear wrote:
Still hopefully Vydra will see the error of his ways but if not, who is going to replace his 22 goals ? We may struggle in this area if he's not replaced by a top striker.
We won't struggle in this area. We will have two potent midfielders who can score (AA and LM) and the amount of gaps our players will create, and quality through balls, should see the relative inexperience of Britt and Mensa score quite a few, let alone Troy and co. Don't worry about Vydra being (potentially) absent… and I have to pinch myself there that I actually have just written that! But I have…
[quote][p][bold]Poppet Bear[/bold] wrote: Still hopefully Vydra will see the error of his ways but if not, who is going to replace his 22 goals ? We may struggle in this area if he's not replaced by a top striker.[/p][/quote]We won't struggle in this area. We will have two potent midfielders who can score (AA and LM) and the amount of gaps our players will create, and quality through balls, should see the relative inexperience of Britt and Mensa score quite a few, let alone Troy and co. Don't worry about Vydra being (potentially) absent… and I have to pinch myself there that I actually have just written that! But I have… mellow yellow
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1:46pm Mon 22 Jul 13

CARDIFFHORN says...

Any ideas of squad numbers yet?
Any ideas of squad numbers yet? CARDIFFHORN
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1:50pm Mon 22 Jul 13

harryhornet says...

I expect Anya will struggle to get much game time this year. He may be used as an impact sub but I don't expect he'll get too many starts.

My guess is that we'll rotate quite a lot but its almost impossible to pick a "best" 11 that doesn't leave out some truly impressive names.

This is my stab but I can't believe that I've left out players like Ekstrand, McGugan, Hoban, Brown, Nos, Anya, Battochio, Romero, Hogg, Murray, Forestieri and youngsters who could be amazing (Assombalonga, Smith, Mensah and Ikpeazu to mention just four):
Almunia (GK),
Angella, Cassetti, Doyley (CBs),
Faraoni (RWB), Pudil (LWB),
Abdi, Fabbrini, Iriney (CMs),
Deeney, Acuna (CFs).

In years gone by that situation would have been simply ridiculous!
I expect Anya will struggle to get much game time this year. He may be used as an impact sub but I don't expect he'll get too many starts. My guess is that we'll rotate quite a lot but its almost impossible to pick a "best" 11 that doesn't leave out some truly impressive names. This is my stab but I can't believe that I've left out players like Ekstrand, McGugan, Hoban, Brown, Nos, Anya, Battochio, Romero, Hogg, Murray, Forestieri and youngsters who could be amazing (Assombalonga, Smith, Mensah and Ikpeazu to mention just four): Almunia (GK), Angella, Cassetti, Doyley (CBs), Faraoni (RWB), Pudil (LWB), Abdi, Fabbrini, Iriney (CMs), Deeney, Acuna (CFs). In years gone by that situation would have been simply ridiculous! harryhornet
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2:03pm Mon 22 Jul 13

BigRussMalta says...

harryhornet wrote:
I expect Anya will struggle to get much game time this year. He may be used as an impact sub but I don't expect he'll get too many starts.

My guess is that we'll rotate quite a lot but its almost impossible to pick a "best" 11 that doesn't leave out some truly impressive names.

This is my stab but I can't believe that I've left out players like Ekstrand, McGugan, Hoban, Brown, Nos, Anya, Battochio, Romero, Hogg, Murray, Forestieri and youngsters who could be amazing (Assombalonga, Smith, Mensah and Ikpeazu to mention just four):
Almunia (GK),
Angella, Cassetti, Doyley (CBs),
Faraoni (RWB), Pudil (LWB),
Abdi, Fabbrini, Iriney (CMs),
Deeney, Acuna (CFs).

In years gone by that situation would have been simply ridiculous!
i think our squads that good we can apply to FIFA an A and a B team.
B team would be;

Bond,

Ekstrand,Hoban,Brown
,Nos,

Anya,Hogg,Battochio,
Murray,

Forestieri,Assombalo
nga.

how mad is it that we actually have to teams ofn starting elevens(ok they could be swaped about a bit) that could both potentially be capable of finishing easily midtable to automatic promotion,WOW.
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: I expect Anya will struggle to get much game time this year. He may be used as an impact sub but I don't expect he'll get too many starts. My guess is that we'll rotate quite a lot but its almost impossible to pick a "best" 11 that doesn't leave out some truly impressive names. This is my stab but I can't believe that I've left out players like Ekstrand, McGugan, Hoban, Brown, Nos, Anya, Battochio, Romero, Hogg, Murray, Forestieri and youngsters who could be amazing (Assombalonga, Smith, Mensah and Ikpeazu to mention just four): Almunia (GK), Angella, Cassetti, Doyley (CBs), Faraoni (RWB), Pudil (LWB), Abdi, Fabbrini, Iriney (CMs), Deeney, Acuna (CFs). In years gone by that situation would have been simply ridiculous![/p][/quote]i think our squads that good we can apply to FIFA an A and a B team. B team would be; Bond, Ekstrand,Hoban,Brown ,Nos, Anya,Hogg,Battochio, Murray, Forestieri,Assombalo nga. how mad is it that we actually have to teams ofn starting elevens(ok they could be swaped about a bit) that could both potentially be capable of finishing easily midtable to automatic promotion,WOW. BigRussMalta
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2:08pm Mon 22 Jul 13

CaptainPC says...

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2:20pm Mon 22 Jul 13

watford1881 says...

15 signings.. Wow F me.. Each signing us top class...
15 signings.. Wow F me.. Each signing us top class... watford1881
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2:24pm Mon 22 Jul 13

mellow yellow says...

BigRussMalta wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
I expect Anya will struggle to get much game time this year. He may be used as an impact sub but I don't expect he'll get too many starts.

My guess is that we'll rotate quite a lot but its almost impossible to pick a "best" 11 that doesn't leave out some truly impressive names.

This is my stab but I can't believe that I've left out players like Ekstrand, McGugan, Hoban, Brown, Nos, Anya, Battochio, Romero, Hogg, Murray, Forestieri and youngsters who could be amazing (Assombalonga, Smith, Mensah and Ikpeazu to mention just four):
Almunia (GK),
Angella, Cassetti, Doyley (CBs),
Faraoni (RWB), Pudil (LWB),
Abdi, Fabbrini, Iriney (CMs),
Deeney, Acuna (CFs).

In years gone by that situation would have been simply ridiculous!
i think our squads that good we can apply to FIFA an A and a B team.
B team would be;

Bond,

Ekstrand,Hoban,Brown

,Nos,

Anya,Hogg,Battochio,

Murray,

Forestieri,Assombalo

nga.

how mad is it that we actually have to teams ofn starting elevens(ok they could be swaped about a bit) that could both potentially be capable of finishing easily midtable to automatic promotion,WOW.
I wouldn't put Ekstrand and Fessi in anything other than the A team
[quote][p][bold]BigRussMalta[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: I expect Anya will struggle to get much game time this year. He may be used as an impact sub but I don't expect he'll get too many starts. My guess is that we'll rotate quite a lot but its almost impossible to pick a "best" 11 that doesn't leave out some truly impressive names. This is my stab but I can't believe that I've left out players like Ekstrand, McGugan, Hoban, Brown, Nos, Anya, Battochio, Romero, Hogg, Murray, Forestieri and youngsters who could be amazing (Assombalonga, Smith, Mensah and Ikpeazu to mention just four): Almunia (GK), Angella, Cassetti, Doyley (CBs), Faraoni (RWB), Pudil (LWB), Abdi, Fabbrini, Iriney (CMs), Deeney, Acuna (CFs). In years gone by that situation would have been simply ridiculous![/p][/quote]i think our squads that good we can apply to FIFA an A and a B team. B team would be; Bond, Ekstrand,Hoban,Brown ,Nos, Anya,Hogg,Battochio, Murray, Forestieri,Assombalo nga. how mad is it that we actually have to teams ofn starting elevens(ok they could be swaped about a bit) that could both potentially be capable of finishing easily midtable to automatic promotion,WOW.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't put Ekstrand and Fessi in anything other than the A team mellow yellow
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2:34pm Mon 22 Jul 13

JohnnyHornet says...

This is despicable, this is a blatant flouting of the rules to get up Hollowhead's bugle and to pi55 Leicester, Leeds and Palarse fans off even more, how many more times must it be stressed that the players must be from Udinese and not Man U, Forest or Reading for heavens sake, I suppose these other 2 new lads didn't come through Udine either, it really makes my blood boil that them swines at Watford have not just found another loophole this year but a grand canyon of a hole.
This is despicable, this is a blatant flouting of the rules to get up Hollowhead's bugle and to pi55 Leicester, Leeds and Palarse fans off even more, how many more times must it be stressed that the players must be from Udinese and not Man U, Forest or Reading for heavens sake, I suppose these other 2 new lads didn't come through Udine either, it really makes my blood boil that them swines at Watford have not just found another loophole this year but a grand canyon of a hole. JohnnyHornet
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2:38pm Mon 22 Jul 13

JohnnyHornet says...

Poppet Bear wrote:
Still hopefully Vydra will see the error of his ways but if not, who is going to replace his 22 goals ? We may struggle in this area if he's not replaced by a top striker.
From what I saw on Saturday Acuna is a very adequate replacement.
[quote][p][bold]Poppet Bear[/bold] wrote: Still hopefully Vydra will see the error of his ways but if not, who is going to replace his 22 goals ? We may struggle in this area if he's not replaced by a top striker.[/p][/quote]From what I saw on Saturday Acuna is a very adequate replacement. JohnnyHornet
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2:58pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Hornet Cornet says...

harryhornet wrote:
I expect Anya will struggle to get much game time this year. He may be used as an impact sub but I don't expect he'll get too many starts. My guess is that we'll rotate quite a lot but its almost impossible to pick a "best" 11 that doesn't leave out some truly impressive names. This is my stab but I can't believe that I've left out players like Ekstrand, McGugan, Hoban, Brown, Nos, Anya, Battochio, Romero, Hogg, Murray, Forestieri and youngsters who could be amazing (Assombalonga, Smith, Mensah and Ikpeazu to mention just four): Almunia (GK), Angella, Cassetti, Doyley (CBs), Faraoni (RWB), Pudil (LWB), Abdi, Fabbrini, Iriney (CMs), Deeney, Acuna (CFs). In years gone by that situation would have been simply ridiculous!
I must admit that Anya was one of my favourite players last season. I can see a benefit as an impact sub but for me he added a whole new dimension to the team.

Our next signing should be Mellow Yellow up front i say.

HC
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: I expect Anya will struggle to get much game time this year. He may be used as an impact sub but I don't expect he'll get too many starts. My guess is that we'll rotate quite a lot but its almost impossible to pick a "best" 11 that doesn't leave out some truly impressive names. This is my stab but I can't believe that I've left out players like Ekstrand, McGugan, Hoban, Brown, Nos, Anya, Battochio, Romero, Hogg, Murray, Forestieri and youngsters who could be amazing (Assombalonga, Smith, Mensah and Ikpeazu to mention just four): Almunia (GK), Angella, Cassetti, Doyley (CBs), Faraoni (RWB), Pudil (LWB), Abdi, Fabbrini, Iriney (CMs), Deeney, Acuna (CFs). In years gone by that situation would have been simply ridiculous![/p][/quote]I must admit that Anya was one of my favourite players last season. I can see a benefit as an impact sub but for me he added a whole new dimension to the team. Our next signing should be Mellow Yellow up front i say. HC Hornet Cornet
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3:36pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Travelling Hornet says...

charliefarmery wrote:
I'd say we'll have more than enough defenders now assuming Ekstrand signs. Angella, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hoban Brown and Cassetti. Having said that personally I'd like Cassetti to take the right wing back birth ahead of Anya. I felt we missed Cassetti's delivery from wide positions when he moved to CB. What do others think? Anya, Cassetti or even Faraoni to start the season at right wing back?
I don't think we have enough cover at CB , Hoban & Nos will be out most of the season, so who's left? Cassetti , Ekstrand , Angella & Brown, don't count Doyley as good enough CB cover.
This area was the cause of missing out on promotion with the injuries to Hoban, Nosworthy , Hall & Neuton last season.
We won't make that mistake again.
New CB will aririve this week!!!
[quote][p][bold]charliefarmery[/bold] wrote: I'd say we'll have more than enough defenders now assuming Ekstrand signs. Angella, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hoban Brown and Cassetti. Having said that personally I'd like Cassetti to take the right wing back birth ahead of Anya. I felt we missed Cassetti's delivery from wide positions when he moved to CB. What do others think? Anya, Cassetti or even Faraoni to start the season at right wing back?[/p][/quote]I don't think we have enough cover at CB , Hoban & Nos will be out most of the season, so who's left? Cassetti , Ekstrand , Angella & Brown, don't count Doyley as good enough CB cover. This area was the cause of missing out on promotion with the injuries to Hoban, Nosworthy , Hall & Neuton last season. We won't make that mistake again. New CB will aririve this week!!! Travelling Hornet
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3:46pm Mon 22 Jul 13

mkhornet says...

What's happening with Neuton, is he coming back or has he left?
What's happening with Neuton, is he coming back or has he left? mkhornet
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3:50pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Bush Hornet says...

The only legitimate reason for Vydra not returning would be that he may struggle for a place...we've got too much quality now. He's better off at Burnley or Sheffield Weds ;-)
The only legitimate reason for Vydra not returning would be that he may struggle for a place...we've got too much quality now. He's better off at Burnley or Sheffield Weds ;-) Bush Hornet
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3:52pm Mon 22 Jul 13

harryhornet says...

Travelling Hornet wrote:
charliefarmery wrote: I'd say we'll have more than enough defenders now assuming Ekstrand signs. Angella, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hoban Brown and Cassetti. Having said that personally I'd like Cassetti to take the right wing back birth ahead of Anya. I felt we missed Cassetti's delivery from wide positions when he moved to CB. What do others think? Anya, Cassetti or even Faraoni to start the season at right wing back?
I don't think we have enough cover at CB , Hoban & Nos will be out most of the season, so who's left? Cassetti , Ekstrand , Angella & Brown, don't count Doyley as good enough CB cover. This area was the cause of missing out on promotion with the injuries to Hoban, Nosworthy , Hall & Neuton last season. We won't make that mistake again. New CB will aririve this week!!!
Have to disagree on Doyley - one of our best players last year. And his performance in the final at CB was one of the few highlights
[quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charliefarmery[/bold] wrote: I'd say we'll have more than enough defenders now assuming Ekstrand signs. Angella, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hoban Brown and Cassetti. Having said that personally I'd like Cassetti to take the right wing back birth ahead of Anya. I felt we missed Cassetti's delivery from wide positions when he moved to CB. What do others think? Anya, Cassetti or even Faraoni to start the season at right wing back?[/p][/quote]I don't think we have enough cover at CB , Hoban & Nos will be out most of the season, so who's left? Cassetti , Ekstrand , Angella & Brown, don't count Doyley as good enough CB cover. This area was the cause of missing out on promotion with the injuries to Hoban, Nosworthy , Hall & Neuton last season. We won't make that mistake again. New CB will aririve this week!!![/p][/quote]Have to disagree on Doyley - one of our best players last year. And his performance in the final at CB was one of the few highlights harryhornet
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3:57pm Mon 22 Jul 13

logic100 says...

Cassetti good crosser of ball but a liability for me if continues to give away sloppy penalties as he did end of last season. We got out of jail v Leicester but he cost us against Palace.
Cassetti good crosser of ball but a liability for me if continues to give away sloppy penalties as he did end of last season. We got out of jail v Leicester but he cost us against Palace. logic100
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4:14pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Harry's Bar says...

harryhornet wrote:
I expect Anya will struggle to get much game time this year. He may be used as an impact sub but I don't expect he'll get too many starts.

My guess is that we'll rotate quite a lot but its almost impossible to pick a "best" 11 that doesn't leave out some truly impressive names.

This is my stab but I can't believe that I've left out players like Ekstrand, McGugan, Hoban, Brown, Nos, Anya, Battochio, Romero, Hogg, Murray, Forestieri and youngsters who could be amazing (Assombalonga, Smith, Mensah and Ikpeazu to mention just four):
Almunia (GK),
Angella, Cassetti, Doyley (CBs),
Faraoni (RWB), Pudil (LWB),
Abdi, Fabbrini, Iriney (CMs),
Deeney, Acuna (CFs).

In years gone by that situation would have been simply ridiculous!
Ekstrand I think will play ahead of Doyley and possibly Cassetti. Still not sure about that LWB spot. Romero probably ahead of Pudil, maybe Anya as well with Faraoni taking his RWB position.
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: I expect Anya will struggle to get much game time this year. He may be used as an impact sub but I don't expect he'll get too many starts. My guess is that we'll rotate quite a lot but its almost impossible to pick a "best" 11 that doesn't leave out some truly impressive names. This is my stab but I can't believe that I've left out players like Ekstrand, McGugan, Hoban, Brown, Nos, Anya, Battochio, Romero, Hogg, Murray, Forestieri and youngsters who could be amazing (Assombalonga, Smith, Mensah and Ikpeazu to mention just four): Almunia (GK), Angella, Cassetti, Doyley (CBs), Faraoni (RWB), Pudil (LWB), Abdi, Fabbrini, Iriney (CMs), Deeney, Acuna (CFs). In years gone by that situation would have been simply ridiculous![/p][/quote]Ekstrand I think will play ahead of Doyley and possibly Cassetti. Still not sure about that LWB spot. Romero probably ahead of Pudil, maybe Anya as well with Faraoni taking his RWB position. Harry's Bar
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4:26pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

logic100 wrote:
Cassetti good crosser of ball but a liability for me if continues to give away sloppy penalties as he did end of last season. We got out of jail v Leicester but he cost us against Palace.
Quality player, yes a greater crosser but doesn't make sense to expose him against nippy wingers on the flanks at this stage of his career. For me he has the be on the right of a back 3 with a RWB outside him.
[quote][p][bold]logic100[/bold] wrote: Cassetti good crosser of ball but a liability for me if continues to give away sloppy penalties as he did end of last season. We got out of jail v Leicester but he cost us against Palace.[/p][/quote]Quality player, yes a greater crosser but doesn't make sense to expose him against nippy wingers on the flanks at this stage of his career. For me he has the be on the right of a back 3 with a RWB outside him. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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4:31pm Mon 22 Jul 13

mellow yellow says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
I expect Anya will struggle to get much game time this year. He may be used as an impact sub but I don't expect he'll get too many starts. My guess is that we'll rotate quite a lot but its almost impossible to pick a "best" 11 that doesn't leave out some truly impressive names. This is my stab but I can't believe that I've left out players like Ekstrand, McGugan, Hoban, Brown, Nos, Anya, Battochio, Romero, Hogg, Murray, Forestieri and youngsters who could be amazing (Assombalonga, Smith, Mensah and Ikpeazu to mention just four): Almunia (GK), Angella, Cassetti, Doyley (CBs), Faraoni (RWB), Pudil (LWB), Abdi, Fabbrini, Iriney (CMs), Deeney, Acuna (CFs). In years gone by that situation would have been simply ridiculous!
I must admit that Anya was one of my favourite players last season. I can see a benefit as an impact sub but for me he added a whole new dimension to the team.

Our next signing should be Mellow Yellow up front i say.

HC
I was more of a winger mate. I'll put you in goal… you could amuse the Rookery with your poetry… there wouldn't be much else to do!
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: I expect Anya will struggle to get much game time this year. He may be used as an impact sub but I don't expect he'll get too many starts. My guess is that we'll rotate quite a lot but its almost impossible to pick a "best" 11 that doesn't leave out some truly impressive names. This is my stab but I can't believe that I've left out players like Ekstrand, McGugan, Hoban, Brown, Nos, Anya, Battochio, Romero, Hogg, Murray, Forestieri and youngsters who could be amazing (Assombalonga, Smith, Mensah and Ikpeazu to mention just four): Almunia (GK), Angella, Cassetti, Doyley (CBs), Faraoni (RWB), Pudil (LWB), Abdi, Fabbrini, Iriney (CMs), Deeney, Acuna (CFs). In years gone by that situation would have been simply ridiculous![/p][/quote]I must admit that Anya was one of my favourite players last season. I can see a benefit as an impact sub but for me he added a whole new dimension to the team. Our next signing should be Mellow Yellow up front i say. HC[/p][/quote]I was more of a winger mate. I'll put you in goal… you could amuse the Rookery with your poetry… there wouldn't be much else to do! mellow yellow
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4:34pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Gibseagull says...

You lot are seriously taking the ****. One loophole is closed so you just go ahead and exploit another one. I'm so sorry you can't get Vydra though - maybe you'll actually have to PAY for someone!!
You lot are seriously taking the ****. One loophole is closed so you just go ahead and exploit another one. I'm so sorry you can't get Vydra though - maybe you'll actually have to PAY for someone!! Gibseagull
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4:52pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lockerbiehornet says...

^^^^^^ When you say exploit another one... I presume you mean the one that every other club in the country is 'exploiting' currently?? I mean signing players is hardly a crime (smug snigger)
^^^^^^ When you say exploit another one... I presume you mean the one that every other club in the country is 'exploiting' currently?? I mean signing players is hardly a crime (smug snigger) lockerbiehornet
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4:52pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince.
He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS.
Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment.

I reckon Vydra just might stay.
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay. lutondown
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4:53pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

Gibseagull wrote:
You lot are seriously taking the ****. One loophole is closed so you just go ahead and exploit another one. I'm so sorry you can't get Vydra though - maybe you'll actually have to PAY for someone!!
Yes we are, and we love it.
And can't wait till we take the urine out of your lot for a nice little six pointer ;)
[quote][p][bold]Gibseagull[/bold] wrote: You lot are seriously taking the ****. One loophole is closed so you just go ahead and exploit another one. I'm so sorry you can't get Vydra though - maybe you'll actually have to PAY for someone!![/p][/quote]Yes we are, and we love it. And can't wait till we take the urine out of your lot for a nice little six pointer ;) lutondown
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4:54pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lockerbiehornet says...

Anyway GimpSeagull.. who says we won't be getting Vydra back?
Anyway GimpSeagull.. who says we won't be getting Vydra back? lockerbiehornet
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5:18pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince.
He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS.
Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment.

I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Don't you agree he was superb, in fact our best player, at Wembley and in several of the games running up to Wembley ? May struggle to consistently make the first 11 once all are fit but will still be on the bench due to his flexibility.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Don't you agree he was superb, in fact our best player, at Wembley and in several of the games running up to Wembley ? May struggle to consistently make the first 11 once all are fit but will still be on the bench due to his flexibility. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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5:18pm Mon 22 Jul 13

harryhornet says...

lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him harryhornet
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5:23pm Mon 22 Jul 13

matey_from_brighton says...

harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
Agreed. Write Doyley off at your peril! He is the most difficult defender to beat one on one in our squad and probably most of the Championship. We all know about his distribution but with our short passing game that is not such a problem any more.
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]Agreed. Write Doyley off at your peril! He is the most difficult defender to beat one on one in our squad and probably most of the Championship. We all know about his distribution but with our short passing game that is not such a problem any more. matey_from_brighton
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5:27pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Travelling Hornet says...

harryhornet wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
charliefarmery wrote: I'd say we'll have more than enough defenders now assuming Ekstrand signs. Angella, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hoban Brown and Cassetti. Having said that personally I'd like Cassetti to take the right wing back birth ahead of Anya. I felt we missed Cassetti's delivery from wide positions when he moved to CB. What do others think? Anya, Cassetti or even Faraoni to start the season at right wing back?
I don't think we have enough cover at CB , Hoban & Nos will be out most of the season, so who's left? Cassetti , Ekstrand , Angella & Brown, don't count Doyley as good enough CB cover. This area was the cause of missing out on promotion with the injuries to Hoban, Nosworthy , Hall & Neuton last season. We won't make that mistake again. New CB will aririve this week!!!
Have to disagree on Doyley - one of our best players last year. And his performance in the final at CB was one of the few highlights
Doyley was at fault for both Nugents headed goals against Leicester, he ain't a CB , also his distribution is poor.
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charliefarmery[/bold] wrote: I'd say we'll have more than enough defenders now assuming Ekstrand signs. Angella, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hoban Brown and Cassetti. Having said that personally I'd like Cassetti to take the right wing back birth ahead of Anya. I felt we missed Cassetti's delivery from wide positions when he moved to CB. What do others think? Anya, Cassetti or even Faraoni to start the season at right wing back?[/p][/quote]I don't think we have enough cover at CB , Hoban & Nos will be out most of the season, so who's left? Cassetti , Ekstrand , Angella & Brown, don't count Doyley as good enough CB cover. This area was the cause of missing out on promotion with the injuries to Hoban, Nosworthy , Hall & Neuton last season. We won't make that mistake again. New CB will aririve this week!!![/p][/quote]Have to disagree on Doyley - one of our best players last year. And his performance in the final at CB was one of the few highlights[/p][/quote]Doyley was at fault for both Nugents headed goals against Leicester, he ain't a CB , also his distribution is poor. Travelling Hornet
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5:32pm Mon 22 Jul 13

harryhornet says...

Travelling Hornet wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
charliefarmery wrote: I'd say we'll have more than enough defenders now assuming Ekstrand signs. Angella, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hoban Brown and Cassetti. Having said that personally I'd like Cassetti to take the right wing back birth ahead of Anya. I felt we missed Cassetti's delivery from wide positions when he moved to CB. What do others think? Anya, Cassetti or even Faraoni to start the season at right wing back?
I don't think we have enough cover at CB , Hoban & Nos will be out most of the season, so who's left? Cassetti , Ekstrand , Angella & Brown, don't count Doyley as good enough CB cover. This area was the cause of missing out on promotion with the injuries to Hoban, Nosworthy , Hall & Neuton last season. We won't make that mistake again. New CB will aririve this week!!!
Have to disagree on Doyley - one of our best players last year. And his performance in the final at CB was one of the few highlights
Doyley was at fault for both Nugents headed goals against Leicester, he ain't a CB , also his distribution is poor.
He is a CB in a three. He shouldn't need to beat his man in the air in a three - that's the job of someone like Hall or Nosworthy or (next season) Angella.
[quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charliefarmery[/bold] wrote: I'd say we'll have more than enough defenders now assuming Ekstrand signs. Angella, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hoban Brown and Cassetti. Having said that personally I'd like Cassetti to take the right wing back birth ahead of Anya. I felt we missed Cassetti's delivery from wide positions when he moved to CB. What do others think? Anya, Cassetti or even Faraoni to start the season at right wing back?[/p][/quote]I don't think we have enough cover at CB , Hoban & Nos will be out most of the season, so who's left? Cassetti , Ekstrand , Angella & Brown, don't count Doyley as good enough CB cover. This area was the cause of missing out on promotion with the injuries to Hoban, Nosworthy , Hall & Neuton last season. We won't make that mistake again. New CB will aririve this week!!![/p][/quote]Have to disagree on Doyley - one of our best players last year. And his performance in the final at CB was one of the few highlights[/p][/quote]Doyley was at fault for both Nugents headed goals against Leicester, he ain't a CB , also his distribution is poor.[/p][/quote]He is a CB in a three. He shouldn't need to beat his man in the air in a three - that's the job of someone like Hall or Nosworthy or (next season) Angella. harryhornet
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6:07pm Mon 22 Jul 13

PeteBogHorrorHornet says...

mkhornet wrote:
What's happening with Neuton, is he coming back or has he left?
Rumoured to be going to Hercules...
[quote][p][bold]mkhornet[/bold] wrote: What's happening with Neuton, is he coming back or has he left?[/p][/quote]Rumoured to be going to Hercules... PeteBogHorrorHornet
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6:10pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Bush Hornet says...

I love that Doyley is still dividing opinion. A sign of greatness LOL
I love that Doyley is still dividing opinion. A sign of greatness LOL Bush Hornet
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6:30pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact. lutondown
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6:31pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
Yes look at tht Leeds goal and look where Doyley was, marking the corner flag. No go away and bang your daft drum
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]Yes look at tht Leeds goal and look where Doyley was, marking the corner flag. No go away and bang your daft drum lutondown
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6:31pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
Yes look at tht Leeds goal and look where Doyley was, marking the corner flag. No go away and bang your daft drum
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]Yes look at tht Leeds goal and look where Doyley was, marking the corner flag. No go away and bang your daft drum lutondown
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6:54pm Mon 22 Jul 13

harryhornet says...

lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic. harryhornet
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6:55pm Mon 22 Jul 13

AngelHornet says...

I can see Doyley, Angella & Ekstrand as the back 3, with Cassetti and Brown as cover at the moment.
Anya & Faraoni competing for RWB, with Pudil & Romero competing for LWB. However, both Anya and Faraoni are capable of playing on either side.
I can see Doyley, Angella & Ekstrand as the back 3, with Cassetti and Brown as cover at the moment. Anya & Faraoni competing for RWB, with Pudil & Romero competing for LWB. However, both Anya and Faraoni are capable of playing on either side. AngelHornet
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6:56pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO lutondown
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7:14pm Mon 22 Jul 13

1234566789 says...

lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction.

And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction. And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!! 1234566789
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7:20pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Sealegs says...

lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
He will never set the town alight and he's probably Championship material and not Premiership but he is dependable and reliable. When did he last make a defensive error? (I suspect that I will now receive 10's of examples!). All I can say is that I am never on the edge of my seat when he's got the ball, you know, that "Pass back to Loach" feeling. I think you're being bit harsh on him LD.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]He will never set the town alight and he's probably Championship material and not Premiership but he is dependable and reliable. When did he last make a defensive error? (I suspect that I will now receive 10's of examples!). All I can say is that I am never on the edge of my seat when he's got the ball, you know, that "Pass back to Loach" feeling. I think you're being bit harsh on him LD. Sealegs
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7:20pm Mon 22 Jul 13

watford1881 says...

Gibseagull wrote:
You lot are seriously taking the ****. One loophole is closed so you just go ahead and exploit another one. I'm so sorry you can't get Vydra though - maybe you'll actually have to PAY for someone!!
Why are so many other supporters that worried about what we do?? Maybe they should join our revolution & dump their s**t teams.. Obviously they are closet Watford fans...
[quote][p][bold]Gibseagull[/bold] wrote: You lot are seriously taking the ****. One loophole is closed so you just go ahead and exploit another one. I'm so sorry you can't get Vydra though - maybe you'll actually have to PAY for someone!![/p][/quote]Why are so many other supporters that worried about what we do?? Maybe they should join our revolution & dump their s**t teams.. Obviously they are closet Watford fans... watford1881
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7:20pm Mon 22 Jul 13

harryhornet says...

lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
So if I understand correctly, you've criticised me for not qualifying my comment as being my opinion yet then gone on to state yours as fact. I can't quite believe I'm giving this airtime. I enjoy a debate. This isn't one.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]So if I understand correctly, you've criticised me for not qualifying my comment as being my opinion yet then gone on to state yours as fact. I can't quite believe I'm giving this airtime. I enjoy a debate. This isn't one. harryhornet
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7:27pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
So if I understand correctly, you've criticised me for not qualifying my comment as being my opinion yet then gone on to state yours as fact. I can't quite believe I'm giving this airtime. I enjoy a debate. This isn't one.
Whose debating? Go away and play with yourself..or your daft drum
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]So if I understand correctly, you've criticised me for not qualifying my comment as being my opinion yet then gone on to state yours as fact. I can't quite believe I'm giving this airtime. I enjoy a debate. This isn't one.[/p][/quote]Whose debating? Go away and play with yourself..or your daft drum lutondown
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7:35pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Gibseagull says...

watford1881 wrote:
Gibseagull wrote:
You lot are seriously taking the ****. One loophole is closed so you just go ahead and exploit another one. I'm so sorry you can't get Vydra though - maybe you'll actually have to PAY for someone!!
Why are so many other supporters that worried about what we do?? Maybe they should join our revolution & dump their s**t teams.. Obviously they are closet Watford fans...
Actually I support Udinese - oh, hang on ............
[quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gibseagull[/bold] wrote: You lot are seriously taking the ****. One loophole is closed so you just go ahead and exploit another one. I'm so sorry you can't get Vydra though - maybe you'll actually have to PAY for someone!![/p][/quote]Why are so many other supporters that worried about what we do?? Maybe they should join our revolution & dump their s**t teams.. Obviously they are closet Watford fans...[/p][/quote]Actually I support Udinese - oh, hang on ............ Gibseagull
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7:45pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Boosey says...

By the end of the week including Almunia it will be 15 signings and I still see negative comments!
Not enough cover at the back, no pace up front, who is going to score the goals? What's happened to this player? What's happened to that player?
Including some teams in the Premiership and all outside it, they would love to be in our position!
Get a grip, there is nothing to be negative about, even a new stand is being discussed and most probably something will be announced fairly soon.
P.S. LD, you need a drink mate LOL!
By the end of the week including Almunia it will be 15 signings and I still see negative comments! Not enough cover at the back, no pace up front, who is going to score the goals? What's happened to this player? What's happened to that player? Including some teams in the Premiership and all outside it, they would love to be in our position! Get a grip, there is nothing to be negative about, even a new stand is being discussed and most probably something will be announced fairly soon. P.S. LD, you need a drink mate LOL! Boosey
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7:50pm Mon 22 Jul 13

harryhornet says...

lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
So if I understand correctly, you've criticised me for not qualifying my comment as being my opinion yet then gone on to state yours as fact. I can't quite believe I'm giving this airtime. I enjoy a debate. This isn't one.
Whose debating? Go away and play with yourself..or your daft drum
Ok. You win.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]So if I understand correctly, you've criticised me for not qualifying my comment as being my opinion yet then gone on to state yours as fact. I can't quite believe I'm giving this airtime. I enjoy a debate. This isn't one.[/p][/quote]Whose debating? Go away and play with yourself..or your daft drum[/p][/quote]Ok. You win. harryhornet
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7:52pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Boosey says...

On the Doyley debate which isn't a debate or is it? Anyway I believe he and a few others will be used to bed in the new guys just like Zola did last season to Dychey's old boys, he won't be a regular but good squad player.
On the Doyley debate which isn't a debate or is it? Anyway I believe he and a few others will be used to bed in the new guys just like Zola did last season to Dychey's old boys, he won't be a regular but good squad player. Boosey
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7:55pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Boosey says...

harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
So if I understand correctly, you've criticised me for not qualifying my comment as being my opinion yet then gone on to state yours as fact. I can't quite believe I'm giving this airtime. I enjoy a debate. This isn't one.
Whose debating? Go away and play with yourself..or your daft drum
Ok. You win.
Horizonal Harryhornet, that was a quick submission!
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]So if I understand correctly, you've criticised me for not qualifying my comment as being my opinion yet then gone on to state yours as fact. I can't quite believe I'm giving this airtime. I enjoy a debate. This isn't one.[/p][/quote]Whose debating? Go away and play with yourself..or your daft drum[/p][/quote]Ok. You win.[/p][/quote]Horizonal Harryhornet, that was a quick submission! Boosey
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7:55pm Mon 22 Jul 13

3.45 t-crew says...

Doyley like Marmite,awkward with the ball, so good without,honest player though.Cassetti brilliant with the ball,never gives it away,can ping it and has something you cant teach,thats awareness.im worried about Fessi,had me on the edge of my seat whenever he got the ball,not since adam johnson has that happened,dont think he will get a fair go again early doors this season!gutted.whoeve
r plays its gonner be good.
Doyley like Marmite,awkward with the ball, so good without,honest player though.Cassetti brilliant with the ball,never gives it away,can ping it and has something you cant teach,thats awareness.im worried about Fessi,had me on the edge of my seat whenever he got the ball,not since adam johnson has that happened,dont think he will get a fair go again early doors this season!gutted.whoeve r plays its gonner be good. 3.45 t-crew
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7:58pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Boosey says...

Boosey wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
So if I understand correctly, you've criticised me for not qualifying my comment as being my opinion yet then gone on to state yours as fact. I can't quite believe I'm giving this airtime. I enjoy a debate. This isn't one.
Whose debating? Go away and play with yourself..or your daft drum
Ok. You win.
Horizonal Harryhornet, that was a quick submission!
Horizontal, before the grammar and spelling cops get me, I need a drink as well!"
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]So if I understand correctly, you've criticised me for not qualifying my comment as being my opinion yet then gone on to state yours as fact. I can't quite believe I'm giving this airtime. I enjoy a debate. This isn't one.[/p][/quote]Whose debating? Go away and play with yourself..or your daft drum[/p][/quote]Ok. You win.[/p][/quote]Horizonal Harryhornet, that was a quick submission![/p][/quote]Horizontal, before the grammar and spelling cops get me, I need a drink as well!" Boosey
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7:59pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Sealegs says...

Gibseagull wrote:
watford1881 wrote:
Gibseagull wrote:
You lot are seriously taking the ****. One loophole is closed so you just go ahead and exploit another one. I'm so sorry you can't get Vydra though - maybe you'll actually have to PAY for someone!!
Why are so many other supporters that worried about what we do?? Maybe they should join our revolution & dump their s**t teams.. Obviously they are closet Watford fans...
Actually I support Udinese - oh, hang on ............
Gibseagull, does your boyfriend know that you spend all your time on other teams' local newspapers' sites?
[quote][p][bold]Gibseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gibseagull[/bold] wrote: You lot are seriously taking the ****. One loophole is closed so you just go ahead and exploit another one. I'm so sorry you can't get Vydra though - maybe you'll actually have to PAY for someone!![/p][/quote]Why are so many other supporters that worried about what we do?? Maybe they should join our revolution & dump their s**t teams.. Obviously they are closet Watford fans...[/p][/quote]Actually I support Udinese - oh, hang on ............[/p][/quote]Gibseagull, does your boyfriend know that you spend all your time on other teams' local newspapers' sites? Sealegs
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8:06pm Mon 22 Jul 13

3.45 t-crew says...

mkhornet wrote:
What's happening with Neuton, is he coming back or has he left?
was on holiday contemplating his next move when an apple fell on his bonce!!
[quote][p][bold]mkhornet[/bold] wrote: What's happening with Neuton, is he coming back or has he left?[/p][/quote]was on holiday contemplating his next move when an apple fell on his bonce!! 3.45 t-crew
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8:13pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

Boosey wrote:
Boosey wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
So if I understand correctly, you've criticised me for not qualifying my comment as being my opinion yet then gone on to state yours as fact. I can't quite believe I'm giving this airtime. I enjoy a debate. This isn't one.
Whose debating? Go away and play with yourself..or your daft drum
Ok. You win.
Horizonal Harryhornet, that was a quick submission!
Horizontal, before the grammar and spelling cops get me, I need a drink as well!"
So you can get horizontal too?
Lol your fav position as I recall!!
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]So if I understand correctly, you've criticised me for not qualifying my comment as being my opinion yet then gone on to state yours as fact. I can't quite believe I'm giving this airtime. I enjoy a debate. This isn't one.[/p][/quote]Whose debating? Go away and play with yourself..or your daft drum[/p][/quote]Ok. You win.[/p][/quote]Horizonal Harryhornet, that was a quick submission![/p][/quote]Horizontal, before the grammar and spelling cops get me, I need a drink as well!"[/p][/quote]So you can get horizontal too? Lol your fav position as I recall!! lutondown
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8:16pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction.

And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!!
As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction. And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!![/p][/quote]As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere lutondown
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8:19pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Feff says...

I'm delighted Anya has signed a new contract. He is the best old-fashioned "winger" on our books. I hope Ekstrand now signs as well because he is our best central defender. Sorry, you Doyley fans, I like Lloyd too but he is not as good as Ekstrand.
I'm delighted Anya has signed a new contract. He is the best old-fashioned "winger" on our books. I hope Ekstrand now signs as well because he is our best central defender. Sorry, you Doyley fans, I like Lloyd too but he is not as good as Ekstrand. Feff
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8:21pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

Boosey wrote:
By the end of the week including Almunia it will be 15 signings and I still see negative comments!
Not enough cover at the back, no pace up front, who is going to score the goals? What's happened to this player? What's happened to that player?
Including some teams in the Premiership and all outside it, they would love to be in our position!
Get a grip, there is nothing to be negative about, even a new stand is being discussed and most probably something will be announced fairly soon.
P.S. LD, you need a drink mate LOL!
And me the great Sage gave it to you all first!
No, blow the tools. Drink or not, too many sanctimonious idiots on here.
Keyboard warriors, I stuff em
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: By the end of the week including Almunia it will be 15 signings and I still see negative comments! Not enough cover at the back, no pace up front, who is going to score the goals? What's happened to this player? What's happened to that player? Including some teams in the Premiership and all outside it, they would love to be in our position! Get a grip, there is nothing to be negative about, even a new stand is being discussed and most probably something will be announced fairly soon. P.S. LD, you need a drink mate LOL![/p][/quote]And me the great Sage gave it to you all first! No, blow the tools. Drink or not, too many sanctimonious idiots on here. Keyboard warriors, I stuff em lutondown
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8:21pm Mon 22 Jul 13

1234566789 says...

lutondown wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction.

And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!!
As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere
Proving my point?

I forgot you owned this forum and that anyone who disagrees with you must be cursed. Even your mate Boosey is saying to calm down!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction. And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!![/p][/quote]As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere[/p][/quote]Proving my point? I forgot you owned this forum and that anyone who disagrees with you must be cursed. Even your mate Boosey is saying to calm down! 1234566789
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8:26pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction.

And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!!
As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere
Proving my point?

I forgot you owned this forum and that anyone who disagrees with you must be cursed. Even your mate Boosey is saying to calm down!
Ha, point is I made my comment, not replied to one.
Boosey is indeed my friend, but not my keeper.
If by writing a few words proves a point, then wow you really have one up on me in virtual warrior land.
Now go swivel
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction. And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!![/p][/quote]As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere[/p][/quote]Proving my point? I forgot you owned this forum and that anyone who disagrees with you must be cursed. Even your mate Boosey is saying to calm down![/p][/quote]Ha, point is I made my comment, not replied to one. Boosey is indeed my friend, but not my keeper. If by writing a few words proves a point, then wow you really have one up on me in virtual warrior land. Now go swivel lutondown
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8:29pm Mon 22 Jul 13

1234566789 says...

lutondown wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction.

And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!!
As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere
Proving my point?

I forgot you owned this forum and that anyone who disagrees with you must be cursed. Even your mate Boosey is saying to calm down!
Ha, point is I made my comment, not replied to one.
Boosey is indeed my friend, but not my keeper.
If by writing a few words proves a point, then wow you really have one up on me in virtual warrior land.
Now go swivel
That's a yes then.

I honestly couldn't care less about a silly little spat, especially from someone who is clearly keen to have one with everyone on the site.

What I do care about is the fact that we are building a seriously good squad here. When players like Doyley and Brown are being considered as back up players you know you have a good Championship side!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction. And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!![/p][/quote]As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere[/p][/quote]Proving my point? I forgot you owned this forum and that anyone who disagrees with you must be cursed. Even your mate Boosey is saying to calm down![/p][/quote]Ha, point is I made my comment, not replied to one. Boosey is indeed my friend, but not my keeper. If by writing a few words proves a point, then wow you really have one up on me in virtual warrior land. Now go swivel[/p][/quote]That's a yes then. I honestly couldn't care less about a silly little spat, especially from someone who is clearly keen to have one with everyone on the site. What I do care about is the fact that we are building a seriously good squad here. When players like Doyley and Brown are being considered as back up players you know you have a good Championship side! 1234566789
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8:41pm Mon 22 Jul 13

harryhornet says...

lutondown wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction.

And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!!
As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere
Not sure I'll be making the mistake of commenting on one of your posts again. Perhaps your unique charm is somehow lost in translation but you come across as a bit of a twit.

Anyway, back to the main debate, I think it's a fine line between Doyley and Ekstrand but personally I think Lloyd is safer. Hoban coming back might make it all academic though.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction. And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!![/p][/quote]As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere[/p][/quote]Not sure I'll be making the mistake of commenting on one of your posts again. Perhaps your unique charm is somehow lost in translation but you come across as a bit of a twit. Anyway, back to the main debate, I think it's a fine line between Doyley and Ekstrand but personally I think Lloyd is safer. Hoban coming back might make it all academic though. harryhornet
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8:47pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Gibseagull says...

Sealegs wrote:
Gibseagull wrote:
watford1881 wrote:
Gibseagull wrote:
You lot are seriously taking the ****. One loophole is closed so you just go ahead and exploit another one. I'm so sorry you can't get Vydra though - maybe you'll actually have to PAY for someone!!
Why are so many other supporters that worried about what we do?? Maybe they should join our revolution & dump their s**t teams.. Obviously they are closet Watford fans...
Actually I support Udinese - oh, hang on ............
Gibseagull, does your boyfriend know that you spend all your time on other teams' local newspapers' sites?
My boyfriend?! and you with your Elton connections!! Anyway, I was a bit bored so I thought I'd come on here for some entertainment!
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gibseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gibseagull[/bold] wrote: You lot are seriously taking the ****. One loophole is closed so you just go ahead and exploit another one. I'm so sorry you can't get Vydra though - maybe you'll actually have to PAY for someone!![/p][/quote]Why are so many other supporters that worried about what we do?? Maybe they should join our revolution & dump their s**t teams.. Obviously they are closet Watford fans...[/p][/quote]Actually I support Udinese - oh, hang on ............[/p][/quote]Gibseagull, does your boyfriend know that you spend all your time on other teams' local newspapers' sites?[/p][/quote]My boyfriend?! and you with your Elton connections!! Anyway, I was a bit bored so I thought I'd come on here for some entertainment! Gibseagull
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8:49pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.
Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him
That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.
I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.
In a word? NO
Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction.

And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!!
As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere
Not sure I'll be making the mistake of commenting on one of your posts again. Perhaps your unique charm is somehow lost in translation but you come across as a bit of a twit.

Anyway, back to the main debate, I think it's a fine line between Doyley and Ekstrand but personally I think Lloyd is safer. Hoban coming back might make it all academic though.
Tell you what
What I say on here, I'd say to your face
West Herts club Saturday, I'd sure like to hear you say that twit comment to mine.
And bring 1234567 green bottle jobs with you
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction. And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!![/p][/quote]As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere[/p][/quote]Not sure I'll be making the mistake of commenting on one of your posts again. Perhaps your unique charm is somehow lost in translation but you come across as a bit of a twit. Anyway, back to the main debate, I think it's a fine line between Doyley and Ekstrand but personally I think Lloyd is safer. Hoban coming back might make it all academic though.[/p][/quote]Tell you what What I say on here, I'd say to your face West Herts club Saturday, I'd sure like to hear you say that twit comment to mine. And bring 1234567 green bottle jobs with you lutondown
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8:55pm Mon 22 Jul 13

harryhornet says...

lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside himThat's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.In a word? NODoyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction.

And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!!As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhereNot sure I'll be making the mistake of commenting on one of your posts again. Perhaps your unique charm is somehow lost in translation but you come across as a bit of a twit.

Anyway, back to the main debate, I think it's a fine line between Doyley and Ekstrand but personally I think Lloyd is safer. Hoban coming back might make it all academic though.Tell you what
What I say on here, I'd say to your face
West Herts club Saturday, I'd sure like to hear you say that twit comment to mine.
And bringTempting offer
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction. And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!![/p][/quote]As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere[/p][/quote]Not sure I'll be making the mistake of commenting on one of your posts again. Perhaps your unique charm is somehow lost in translation but you come across as a bit of a twit. Anyway, back to the main debate, I think it's a fine line between Doyley and Ekstrand but personally I think Lloyd is safer. Hoban coming back might make it all academic though.[/p][/quote]Tell you what What I say on here, I'd say to your face West Herts club Saturday, I'd sure like to hear you say that twit comment to mine. And bringTempting offer harryhornet
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8:56pm Mon 22 Jul 13

DuffmanWFC says...

Great news as Anya was really good at the end of last season. He's a handful for any full back when he is on his game!
Just Ekstrand's permanent signing now from last season and all is going well!
We have two top keepers in Almunia and Bond, and we have quality centre backs in Angella, Ekstrand, Hoban & Nosworthy!
We also have top quality ball playing midfielders in Abdi and McGugan and plenty of class in Cassetti, Fabbrini and Faraoni and then add to that the commitment of Doyley, Bottacchio & Pudil
And with the energy of Anya, Murray & Hogg combined with the goal scoring threat of Deeney, Acuna, Fessi & Co we are definitely one of the strongest sides in the Championship!
Surely it's only QPR - depending who they have left and who they sign that can stop us from winning the league?
No team in the Championship have made the improvements we have and surely Wigan and Reading will struggle?
Great news as Anya was really good at the end of last season. He's a handful for any full back when he is on his game! Just Ekstrand's permanent signing now from last season and all is going well! We have two top keepers in Almunia and Bond, and we have quality centre backs in Angella, Ekstrand, Hoban & Nosworthy! We also have top quality ball playing midfielders in Abdi and McGugan and plenty of class in Cassetti, Fabbrini and Faraoni and then add to that the commitment of Doyley, Bottacchio & Pudil And with the energy of Anya, Murray & Hogg combined with the goal scoring threat of Deeney, Acuna, Fessi & Co we are definitely one of the strongest sides in the Championship! Surely it's only QPR - depending who they have left and who they sign that can stop us from winning the league? No team in the Championship have made the improvements we have and surely Wigan and Reading will struggle? DuffmanWFC
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8:56pm Mon 22 Jul 13

1234566789 says...

lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside himThat's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.In a word? NODoyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction.

And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!!As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhereNot sure I'll be making the mistake of commenting on one of your posts again. Perhaps your unique charm is somehow lost in translation but you come across as a bit of a twit.

Anyway, back to the main debate, I think it's a fine line between Doyley and Ekstrand but personally I think Lloyd is safer. Hoban coming back might make it all academic though.Tell you what
What I say on here, I'd say to your face
West Herts club Saturday, I'd sure like to hear you say that twit comment to mine.
And bringWow. Threats over nothing.

Nice one! Xxx
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction. And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!![/p][/quote]As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere[/p][/quote]Not sure I'll be making the mistake of commenting on one of your posts again. Perhaps your unique charm is somehow lost in translation but you come across as a bit of a twit. Anyway, back to the main debate, I think it's a fine line between Doyley and Ekstrand but personally I think Lloyd is safer. Hoban coming back might make it all academic though.[/p][/quote]Tell you what What I say on here, I'd say to your face West Herts club Saturday, I'd sure like to hear you say that twit comment to mine. And bringWow. Threats over nothing. Nice one! Xxx 1234566789
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8:58pm Mon 22 Jul 13

lutondown says...

I will be there..my last comment on subject.
Doyley over Ekstrand! OMG
Bring back the hoof!!!
I will be there..my last comment on subject. Doyley over Ekstrand! OMG Bring back the hoof!!! lutondown
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9:00pm Mon 22 Jul 13

JonBoy says...

Where is the love?
Where is the love? JonBoy
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9:27pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Travelling Hornet says...

Anyway ...... As I said we need another CB , a real hard case who can pass and head,beat his man and is comfortable on the ball. The type that could sort out a bustling striker.
It will happen .
Anyway ...... As I said we need another CB , a real hard case who can pass and head,beat his man and is comfortable on the ball. The type that could sort out a bustling striker. It will happen . Travelling Hornet
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9:50pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Hampshire hornet says...

lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince.
He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS.
Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment.

I reckon Vydra just might stay.
nail on the head ... We have some "reserve team" now although I would say we will have 20+ first team regulars playing about 30 games this seaspon though.. expect regular rotation.. no problem with fatigue this season...
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]nail on the head ... We have some "reserve team" now although I would say we will have 20+ first team regulars playing about 30 games this seaspon though.. expect regular rotation.. no problem with fatigue this season... Hampshire hornet
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9:52pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Guy Bov says...

Doyley has been written off so many times in the past so it would be foolish to do so again.

Expect lots of rotation this season with no one guaranteed their place.

Another centre back and striker still to come.
Doyley has been written off so many times in the past so it would be foolish to do so again. Expect lots of rotation this season with no one guaranteed their place. Another centre back and striker still to come. Guy Bov
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9:52pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Jon_mk says...

LD grow up mate, you normally speak a lot of sense on here and you are probably the most well liked poster on here but tonight you're out of order. Suggest you get a good nights sleep and have another look in the morning when you've calmed down and hopefully them you'll realise we're all on the same side.

Peace out
LD grow up mate, you normally speak a lot of sense on here and you are probably the most well liked poster on here but tonight you're out of order. Suggest you get a good nights sleep and have another look in the morning when you've calmed down and hopefully them you'll realise we're all on the same side. Peace out Jon_mk
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9:57pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Dunderdale Pinner says...

Who was captain versus Stevenage??
Who was captain versus Stevenage?? Dunderdale Pinner
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10:15pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Bush Hornet says...

Dunderdale Pinner wrote:
Who was captain versus Stevenage??
Doyley was! Couldn't make it up. Legend.
[quote][p][bold]Dunderdale Pinner[/bold] wrote: Who was captain versus Stevenage??[/p][/quote]Doyley was! Couldn't make it up. Legend. Bush Hornet
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11:00pm Mon 22 Jul 13

londomollari says...

Just got home and read through this string. Oh, dear. Do we all support the same team?
Doyley was signed, as I recollect, on a one year contract. That indicates that he is being regarded as a squad, back-up player, rather than a first choice. First choice---longer contract. It doesn't matter what we think--it's up to Zola.
Just got home and read through this string. Oh, dear. Do we all support the same team? Doyley was signed, as I recollect, on a one year contract. That indicates that he is being regarded as a squad, back-up player, rather than a first choice. First choice---longer contract. It doesn't matter what we think--it's up to Zola. londomollari
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11:10pm Mon 22 Jul 13

KeithMercer says...

Welcome back LD , Ekstrand over Doyley all day long for me !! lloyd has been loyal and is a good one on one defender but some on here seem to think he is Ashley Cole and choose to forget his many blunders.
Ekstrand can stand up to anyone and would look comfortable in the Prem, surely that is the standard we are now looking at ?
Welcome back LD , Ekstrand over Doyley all day long for me !! lloyd has been loyal and is a good one on one defender but some on here seem to think he is Ashley Cole and choose to forget his many blunders. Ekstrand can stand up to anyone and would look comfortable in the Prem, surely that is the standard we are now looking at ? KeithMercer
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11:18pm Mon 22 Jul 13

gazmondo says...

ive noticed we still got dickinson and jenkins.i cant belive thay havent been released,i dont think thay will get much first team action for us.
ive noticed we still got dickinson and jenkins.i cant belive thay havent been released,i dont think thay will get much first team action for us. gazmondo
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11:45pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Dr,Oftaw says...

gazmondo wrote:
ive noticed we still got dickinson and jenkins.i cant belive thay havent been released,i dont think thay will get much first team action for us.
Dickinson is now a steward and jenkins will be peeling the oranges at half time.
[quote][p][bold]gazmondo[/bold] wrote: ive noticed we still got dickinson and jenkins.i cant belive thay havent been released,i dont think thay will get much first team action for us.[/p][/quote]Dickinson is now a steward and jenkins will be peeling the oranges at half time. Dr,Oftaw
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11:46pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Loyal Supporter says...

gazmondo wrote:
ive noticed we still got dickinson and jenkins.i cant belive thay havent been released,i dont think thay will get much first team action for us.
Both expected to leave along with Thompson.
[quote][p][bold]gazmondo[/bold] wrote: ive noticed we still got dickinson and jenkins.i cant belive thay havent been released,i dont think thay will get much first team action for us.[/p][/quote]Both expected to leave along with Thompson. Loyal Supporter
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12:02am Tue 23 Jul 13

Komodo Hornet 31 says...

Apart from Vydra we have basically completed the puzzle. Boy are we gonna pee our rivals off with the £1 transfer and second loophole use. Fantastic.
Apart from Vydra we have basically completed the puzzle. Boy are we gonna pee our rivals off with the £1 transfer and second loophole use. Fantastic. Komodo Hornet 31
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12:16am Tue 23 Jul 13

Henry VIII says...

A ball has not even been kicked yet, but I do feel that we have a great squad for next season. We all know about the talent that has been signed, but for me it is blend of players and even more so, the fact that so many from last season who clearly loved playing for our club. This was not a bunch of one-offs here for a quick pay cheque, rather a group of players who, like us, are buying into the Pozzo way. Stronger day by day. Good times indeed. Cheers!
A ball has not even been kicked yet, but I do feel that we have a great squad for next season. We all know about the talent that has been signed, but for me it is blend of players and even more so, the fact that so many from last season who clearly loved playing for our club. This was not a bunch of one-offs here for a quick pay cheque, rather a group of players who, like us, are buying into the Pozzo way. Stronger day by day. Good times indeed. Cheers! Henry VIII
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1:34am Tue 23 Jul 13

D.unstable says...

Komodo Hornet 31 wrote:
Apart from Vydra we have basically completed the puzzle. Boy are we gonna pee our rivals off with the £1 transfer and second loophole use. Fantastic.
Wouldn't be surprised to see Vydra back plus another keeper, after all we let Bonham go so 1 injury to Almunia and Bond gets his go without further backup. Can't take chances this season.
[quote][p][bold]Komodo Hornet 31[/bold] wrote: Apart from Vydra we have basically completed the puzzle. Boy are we gonna pee our rivals off with the £1 transfer and second loophole use. Fantastic.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't be surprised to see Vydra back plus another keeper, after all we let Bonham go so 1 injury to Almunia and Bond gets his go without further backup. Can't take chances this season. D.unstable
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5:00am Tue 23 Jul 13

Boosey says...

1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside himThat's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.In a word? NODoyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction.

And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!!As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhereNot sure I'll be making the mistake of commenting on one of your posts again. Perhaps your unique charm is somehow lost in translation but you come across as a bit of a twit.

Anyway, back to the main debate, I think it's a fine line between Doyley and Ekstrand but personally I think Lloyd is safer. Hoban coming back might make it all academic though.Tell you what
What I say on here, I'd say to your face
West Herts club Saturday, I'd sure like to hear you say that twit comment to mine.
And bringWow. Threats over nothing.

Nice one! XxxThe problem on this site is, a lot of posters do hide behind their keyboards and are very quick to have a pop at people about their opinions, LD is only stating, that if you want to have a go at him personally then do it to his face.
LD will always accept an opinion but will not tolerate someone having a personal attack.
He also has a good memory, so many attacks on him from other threads.That, I believe is the reason why he is so irate.
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction. And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!![/p][/quote]As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere[/p][/quote]Not sure I'll be making the mistake of commenting on one of your posts again. Perhaps your unique charm is somehow lost in translation but you come across as a bit of a twit. Anyway, back to the main debate, I think it's a fine line between Doyley and Ekstrand but personally I think Lloyd is safer. Hoban coming back might make it all academic though.[/p][/quote]Tell you what What I say on here, I'd say to your face West Herts club Saturday, I'd sure like to hear you say that twit comment to mine. And bringWow. Threats over nothing. Nice one! Xxx[/p][/quote]The problem on this site is, a lot of posters do hide behind their keyboards and are very quick to have a pop at people about their opinions, LD is only stating, that if you want to have a go at him personally then do it to his face. LD will always accept an opinion but will not tolerate someone having a personal attack. He also has a good memory, so many attacks on him from other threads.That, I believe is the reason why he is so irate. Boosey
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6:15am Tue 23 Jul 13

mellow yellow says...

Whatever we may think about Lloyd Doyley, I know we are united against this p1ss poor excuse for a newspaper. Dare I suggest their obsession with our club is motivated by something a little bit sinister...

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Whatever we may think about Lloyd Doyley, I know we are united against this p1ss poor excuse for a newspaper. Dare I suggest their obsession with our club is motivated by something a little bit sinister... http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2374302/CH ARLES-SALE-column-Ne w-York-Cosmos-left-h igh-dry-Watford-Pozz o-family.html mellow yellow
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6:31am Tue 23 Jul 13

SAHornet says...

I never have liked The Mail TBH but this was a factual piece about the cancellation and at the time, I did wonder how it was possible to cancel a fixture like this at such short notice without it, at the very least, breaching a best-practice code or two. Just saying.
I never have liked The Mail TBH but this was a factual piece about the cancellation and at the time, I did wonder how it was possible to cancel a fixture like this at such short notice without it, at the very least, breaching a best-practice code or two. Just saying. SAHornet
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6:59am Tue 23 Jul 13

mellow yellow says...

SAHornet wrote:
I never have liked The Mail TBH but this was a factual piece about the cancellation and at the time, I did wonder how it was possible to cancel a fixture like this at such short notice without it, at the very least, breaching a best-practice code or two. Just saying.
'Whim', 'snub' and 'high and dry' are not statements of fact, they are emotive words based on opinion. They are words consistent with the Mail's attitude to us since the Martin Samuel's 'Watford are all that is wrong with football' article. In the interests of balance, any decent journalist would also mention that top level French opponents did the same thing to us recently.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: I never have liked The Mail TBH but this was a factual piece about the cancellation and at the time, I did wonder how it was possible to cancel a fixture like this at such short notice without it, at the very least, breaching a best-practice code or two. Just saying.[/p][/quote]'Whim', 'snub' and 'high and dry' are not statements of fact, they are emotive words based on opinion. They are words consistent with the Mail's attitude to us since the Martin Samuel's 'Watford are all that is wrong with football' article. In the interests of balance, any decent journalist would also mention that top level French opponents did the same thing to us recently. mellow yellow
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7:00am Tue 23 Jul 13

StewartScullion says...

Hey Guys(Harry and Lutondown)
Everyone is entitled to an opinion however why o why do other clubs fans feel the need to join this forum.
I have absolutely no interest in what other championship clubs fans have to say about Watford because it generally contains jealous tosh.There are no loop holes.It was within the rules last season to have the number of loans we had and now we can take as many as we like on free transfer or whatever it is. Should the FA,FL,FIFA or UEFA change the rules again the club will find another solution because they are intelligent,articula
te,professional, determined people who will deliver this club into the Premiership...and keep them there.
Hey Guys(Harry and Lutondown) Everyone is entitled to an opinion however why o why do other clubs fans feel the need to join this forum. I have absolutely no interest in what other championship clubs fans have to say about Watford because it generally contains jealous tosh.There are no loop holes.It was within the rules last season to have the number of loans we had and now we can take as many as we like on free transfer or whatever it is. Should the FA,FL,FIFA or UEFA change the rules again the club will find another solution because they are intelligent,articula te,professional, determined people who will deliver this club into the Premiership...and keep them there. StewartScullion
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8:27am Tue 23 Jul 13

SAHornet says...

mellow yellow wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
I never have liked The Mail TBH but this was a factual piece about the cancellation and at the time, I did wonder how it was possible to cancel a fixture like this at such short notice without it, at the very least, breaching a best-practice code or two. Just saying.
'Whim', 'snub' and 'high and dry' are not statements of fact, they are emotive words based on opinion. They are words consistent with the Mail's attitude to us since the Martin Samuel's 'Watford are all that is wrong with football' article. In the interests of balance, any decent journalist would also mention that top level French opponents did the same thing to us recently.
Absolutely agree with your final sentence MY
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: I never have liked The Mail TBH but this was a factual piece about the cancellation and at the time, I did wonder how it was possible to cancel a fixture like this at such short notice without it, at the very least, breaching a best-practice code or two. Just saying.[/p][/quote]'Whim', 'snub' and 'high and dry' are not statements of fact, they are emotive words based on opinion. They are words consistent with the Mail's attitude to us since the Martin Samuel's 'Watford are all that is wrong with football' article. In the interests of balance, any decent journalist would also mention that top level French opponents did the same thing to us recently.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree with your final sentence MY SAHornet
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8:58am Tue 23 Jul 13

Up the Watford says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Dunderdale Pinner wrote:
Who was captain versus Stevenage??
Doyley was! Couldn't make it up. Legend.
He may off been captin but he was having a bit of a mix up at the back maybe it was the role he was playing I think he should be a last 10 minute player to strengthen things up/hold on for the 1-0 wins in all honesty he cost us a few games last season as much as I love him he can be a liability! But the play off final he was unreal
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dunderdale Pinner[/bold] wrote: Who was captain versus Stevenage??[/p][/quote]Doyley was! Couldn't make it up. Legend.[/p][/quote]He may off been captin but he was having a bit of a mix up at the back maybe it was the role he was playing I think he should be a last 10 minute player to strengthen things up/hold on for the 1-0 wins in all honesty he cost us a few games last season as much as I love him he can be a liability! But the play off final he was unreal Up the Watford
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9:16am Tue 23 Jul 13

Harry's Bar says...

DuffmanWFC wrote:
Great news as Anya was really good at the end of last season. He's a handful for any full back when he is on his game!
Just Ekstrand's permanent signing now from last season and all is going well!
We have two top keepers in Almunia and Bond, and we have quality centre backs in Angella, Ekstrand, Hoban & Nosworthy!
We also have top quality ball playing midfielders in Abdi and McGugan and plenty of class in Cassetti, Fabbrini and Faraoni and then add to that the commitment of Doyley, Bottacchio & Pudil
And with the energy of Anya, Murray & Hogg combined with the goal scoring threat of Deeney, Acuna, Fessi & Co we are definitely one of the strongest sides in the Championship!
Surely it's only QPR - depending who they have left and who they sign that can stop us from winning the league?
No team in the Championship have made the improvements we have and surely Wigan and Reading will struggle?
Tell that to Adkins. He thinks Reading are going to win it.
[quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: Great news as Anya was really good at the end of last season. He's a handful for any full back when he is on his game! Just Ekstrand's permanent signing now from last season and all is going well! We have two top keepers in Almunia and Bond, and we have quality centre backs in Angella, Ekstrand, Hoban & Nosworthy! We also have top quality ball playing midfielders in Abdi and McGugan and plenty of class in Cassetti, Fabbrini and Faraoni and then add to that the commitment of Doyley, Bottacchio & Pudil And with the energy of Anya, Murray & Hogg combined with the goal scoring threat of Deeney, Acuna, Fessi & Co we are definitely one of the strongest sides in the Championship! Surely it's only QPR - depending who they have left and who they sign that can stop us from winning the league? No team in the Championship have made the improvements we have and surely Wigan and Reading will struggle?[/p][/quote]Tell that to Adkins. He thinks Reading are going to win it. Harry's Bar
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9:53am Tue 23 Jul 13

londomollari says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
DuffmanWFC wrote:
Great news as Anya was really good at the end of last season. He's a handful for any full back when he is on his game!
Just Ekstrand's permanent signing now from last season and all is going well!
We have two top keepers in Almunia and Bond, and we have quality centre backs in Angella, Ekstrand, Hoban & Nosworthy!
We also have top quality ball playing midfielders in Abdi and McGugan and plenty of class in Cassetti, Fabbrini and Faraoni and then add to that the commitment of Doyley, Bottacchio & Pudil
And with the energy of Anya, Murray & Hogg combined with the goal scoring threat of Deeney, Acuna, Fessi & Co we are definitely one of the strongest sides in the Championship!
Surely it's only QPR - depending who they have left and who they sign that can stop us from winning the league?
No team in the Championship have made the improvements we have and surely Wigan and Reading will struggle?
Tell that to Adkins. He thinks Reading are going to win it.
reading have a decent squad, tho' not worldbeating. Wigan are not too bad either. Bolton will be there, somewhere. Perhaps outsiders will be Forest. This may be the make or break season for Cloughie and Derby. Make or break, too, for Leicester. Leeds have money, now, so may put in a run.
But apart from QPR, I can't see a squad pushing for Automatic promotion---all the teams above look like play-off fodder to me.
But there always seems to be a dark horse----
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: Great news as Anya was really good at the end of last season. He's a handful for any full back when he is on his game! Just Ekstrand's permanent signing now from last season and all is going well! We have two top keepers in Almunia and Bond, and we have quality centre backs in Angella, Ekstrand, Hoban & Nosworthy! We also have top quality ball playing midfielders in Abdi and McGugan and plenty of class in Cassetti, Fabbrini and Faraoni and then add to that the commitment of Doyley, Bottacchio & Pudil And with the energy of Anya, Murray & Hogg combined with the goal scoring threat of Deeney, Acuna, Fessi & Co we are definitely one of the strongest sides in the Championship! Surely it's only QPR - depending who they have left and who they sign that can stop us from winning the league? No team in the Championship have made the improvements we have and surely Wigan and Reading will struggle?[/p][/quote]Tell that to Adkins. He thinks Reading are going to win it.[/p][/quote]reading have a decent squad, tho' not worldbeating. Wigan are not too bad either. Bolton will be there, somewhere. Perhaps outsiders will be Forest. This may be the make or break season for Cloughie and Derby. Make or break, too, for Leicester. Leeds have money, now, so may put in a run. But apart from QPR, I can't see a squad pushing for Automatic promotion---all the teams above look like play-off fodder to me. But there always seems to be a dark horse---- londomollari
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10:01am Tue 23 Jul 13

peter10531089 says...

I have disagreed with Lutondown on many occasions and he with me but please remember this is a place for banter and opinion, and LD does this always with a sense of humour and often (I believe with his tongue firmly placed in his cheek)

Personally I think if Doyley can carry on the trajectory of improvement this season in the same we he did last then he will be an essential part of the squad as will Ekstrand. It is not an either or situation the thing that clearly stands out for me from this summers dealings is that Zola's rotation policy will continue but that he will have a stronger squad so when he does so we suffer less. This also provides cover and hopefully a plan B when tikki takka isn't working.

On that note Chelsea have announced that Chalobah will be going out on a season long loan and they have not decided if he will go to the premiership or championship loan yet. Fingers crossed.
I have disagreed with Lutondown on many occasions and he with me but please remember this is a place for banter and opinion, and LD does this always with a sense of humour and often (I believe with his tongue firmly placed in his cheek) Personally I think if Doyley can carry on the trajectory of improvement this season in the same we he did last then he will be an essential part of the squad as will Ekstrand. It is not an either or situation the thing that clearly stands out for me from this summers dealings is that Zola's rotation policy will continue but that he will have a stronger squad so when he does so we suffer less. This also provides cover and hopefully a plan B when tikki takka isn't working. On that note Chelsea have announced that Chalobah will be going out on a season long loan and they have not decided if he will go to the premiership or championship loan yet. Fingers crossed. peter10531089
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10:35am Tue 23 Jul 13

hemel_hornet says...

londomollari wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
DuffmanWFC wrote:
Great news as Anya was really good at the end of last season. He's a handful for any full back when he is on his game!
Just Ekstrand's permanent signing now from last season and all is going well!
We have two top keepers in Almunia and Bond, and we have quality centre backs in Angella, Ekstrand, Hoban & Nosworthy!
We also have top quality ball playing midfielders in Abdi and McGugan and plenty of class in Cassetti, Fabbrini and Faraoni and then add to that the commitment of Doyley, Bottacchio & Pudil
And with the energy of Anya, Murray & Hogg combined with the goal scoring threat of Deeney, Acuna, Fessi & Co we are definitely one of the strongest sides in the Championship!
Surely it's only QPR - depending who they have left and who they sign that can stop us from winning the league?
No team in the Championship have made the improvements we have and surely Wigan and Reading will struggle?
Tell that to Adkins. He thinks Reading are going to win it.
reading have a decent squad, tho' not worldbeating. Wigan are not too bad either. Bolton will be there, somewhere. Perhaps outsiders will be Forest. This may be the make or break season for Cloughie and Derby. Make or break, too, for Leicester. Leeds have money, now, so may put in a run.
But apart from QPR, I can't see a squad pushing for Automatic promotion---all the teams above look like play-off fodder to me.
But there always seems to be a dark horse----
They are only strikers I know but with Wigan signing Holt (lets hope the Europa league tires them out like it did Brum a few years ago), Reading linked with Lambert and QPR with Hooper, they could all be tasty next year. Especially considering they have not significantly weakened from last seaon.

IMHO its win-win signing Doyley on a 1 year contract. We are bound to suffer injuries this season so we need all of the squad.
[quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: Great news as Anya was really good at the end of last season. He's a handful for any full back when he is on his game! Just Ekstrand's permanent signing now from last season and all is going well! We have two top keepers in Almunia and Bond, and we have quality centre backs in Angella, Ekstrand, Hoban & Nosworthy! We also have top quality ball playing midfielders in Abdi and McGugan and plenty of class in Cassetti, Fabbrini and Faraoni and then add to that the commitment of Doyley, Bottacchio & Pudil And with the energy of Anya, Murray & Hogg combined with the goal scoring threat of Deeney, Acuna, Fessi & Co we are definitely one of the strongest sides in the Championship! Surely it's only QPR - depending who they have left and who they sign that can stop us from winning the league? No team in the Championship have made the improvements we have and surely Wigan and Reading will struggle?[/p][/quote]Tell that to Adkins. He thinks Reading are going to win it.[/p][/quote]reading have a decent squad, tho' not worldbeating. Wigan are not too bad either. Bolton will be there, somewhere. Perhaps outsiders will be Forest. This may be the make or break season for Cloughie and Derby. Make or break, too, for Leicester. Leeds have money, now, so may put in a run. But apart from QPR, I can't see a squad pushing for Automatic promotion---all the teams above look like play-off fodder to me. But there always seems to be a dark horse----[/p][/quote]They are only strikers I know but with Wigan signing Holt (lets hope the Europa league tires them out like it did Brum a few years ago), Reading linked with Lambert and QPR with Hooper, they could all be tasty next year. Especially considering they have not significantly weakened from last seaon. IMHO its win-win signing Doyley on a 1 year contract. We are bound to suffer injuries this season so we need all of the squad. hemel_hornet
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10:45am Tue 23 Jul 13

1234566789 says...

Boosey wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside himThat's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine
Ok
Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.In a word? NODoyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction.

And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!!As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhereNot sure I'll be making the mistake of commenting on one of your posts again. Perhaps your unique charm is somehow lost in translation but you come across as a bit of a twit.

Anyway, back to the main debate, I think it's a fine line between Doyley and Ekstrand but personally I think Lloyd is safer. Hoban coming back might make it all academic though.Tell you what
What I say on here, I'd say to your face
West Herts club Saturday, I'd sure like to hear you say that twit comment to mine.
And bringWow. Threats over nothing.

Nice one! XxxThe problem on this site is, a lot of posters do hide behind their keyboards and are very quick to have a pop at people about their opinions, LD is only stating, that if you want to have a go at him personally then do it to his face.
LD will always accept an opinion but will not tolerate someone having a personal attack.
He also has a good memory, so many attacks on him from other threads.That, I believe is the reason why he is so irate.They do indeed - I didn't though. In no way was I having a pop and in no way do I intend to. But getting aggressive and saying to "come to the West Herts club" and then trying to insult me for no apparent reason is ridiculous on a fans forum.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: When people put Doyley in an A team over some of the talent we have, it Akers me wince. He is cover now, nothing more. Great man, loyal etc but limited. He was exposed at Stevenage FFS. Now wipe your dewy eyes folk and get a grip, winning isn't done on sentiment. I reckon Vydra just might stay.[/p][/quote]Its not sentiment. The guy is one of the best defenders at the club and, crucially, knows this league like other players don't. I was crying out for him to swap with casetti in the final as he'd have handled zaha in a way that casetti (really good player, Italian international) couldn't. Ekstrand is a good player but can be a liability at times - see Leeds first goal when he hesitated knowing we had a rookie in goal instead of kicking the ball into Occupation Rd. Doyley would definitely have dealt with that. Angella will probably be the main man this year but he would certainyl benefit from having Doyley alongside him[/p][/quote]That's your opinion not mine, he's a liability in mine Ok Doyley cannot play the way we will, fact.[/p][/quote]I'm going to assume you intended your comment to be ironic.[/p][/quote]In a word? NO[/p][/quote]Doyley will be in and around the first 11 next season. I have written him off a million times and his lack of ability to deliver a 10 yard pass is laughable. But when injuries gave him a chance last season, boy did he take it! Almost certainly our best defender - ok, not best player who plays in defence, but the best at defending. Another year starting on the bench but getting a few games then keeping his place is my prediction. And LD- if you're going to criticise someone else's opinion (as I do), maybe you shouldn't get so tetchy when they do it back to you!![/p][/quote]As I recall knobster, I made a stand alone comment..Harry's drum come and remarked on mine..so tow your frigging rope elsewhere[/p][/quote]Not sure I'll be making the mistake of commenting on one of your posts again. Perhaps your unique charm is somehow lost in translation but you come across as a bit of a twit. Anyway, back to the main debate, I think it's a fine line between Doyley and Ekstrand but personally I think Lloyd is safer. Hoban coming back might make it all academic though.[/p][/quote]Tell you what What I say on here, I'd say to your face West Herts club Saturday, I'd sure like to hear you say that twit comment to mine. And bringWow. Threats over nothing. Nice one! Xxx[/p][/quote]The problem on this site is, a lot of posters do hide behind their keyboards and are very quick to have a pop at people about their opinions, LD is only stating, that if you want to have a go at him personally then do it to his face. LD will always accept an opinion but will not tolerate someone having a personal attack. He also has a good memory, so many attacks on him from other threads.That, I believe is the reason why he is so irate.[/p][/quote]They do indeed - I didn't though. In no way was I having a pop and in no way do I intend to. But getting aggressive and saying to "come to the West Herts club" and then trying to insult me for no apparent reason is ridiculous on a fans forum. 1234566789
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10:53am Tue 23 Jul 13

harryhornet says...

peter10531089 wrote:
I have disagreed with Lutondown on many occasions and he with me but please remember this is a place for banter and opinion, and LD does this always with a sense of humour and often (I believe with his tongue firmly placed in his cheek) Personally I think if Doyley can carry on the trajectory of improvement this season in the same we he did last then he will be an essential part of the squad as will Ekstrand. It is not an either or situation the thing that clearly stands out for me from this summers dealings is that Zola's rotation policy will continue but that he will have a stronger squad so when he does so we suffer less. This also provides cover and hopefully a plan B when tikki takka isn't working. On that note Chelsea have announced that Chalobah will be going out on a season long loan and they have not decided if he will go to the premiership or championship loan yet. Fingers crossed.
Chalobah would be massive - I hadn't heard that Chelsea had opened up the possibility of him coming out again. Where did you read that? I think he's ready to play a role for Chelsea this year and development-wise, I think staying there would be good for him but I would love it if he came back. Where would that leave Iriney though? (or the other top midfielders for that matter!?)

Also agree re Doyley. He probably will be rotated but clearly features in Zola's plans which I think is great. I think he warrants his place as a footballer, but even without that I can't help thinking the club would be a poorer place without him so I'd like to see him get a longer contract at the end of the year (and yes, that is motivated by sentiment!).

Perfectly happy with banter/opinion. In the off-season when everything is so quiet, this is the only place to get that but I'd hope we're all free to offer an opinion without risk of virtual-aggression. I'm not interested in that, particularly when we all want the same thing.
[quote][p][bold]peter10531089[/bold] wrote: I have disagreed with Lutondown on many occasions and he with me but please remember this is a place for banter and opinion, and LD does this always with a sense of humour and often (I believe with his tongue firmly placed in his cheek) Personally I think if Doyley can carry on the trajectory of improvement this season in the same we he did last then he will be an essential part of the squad as will Ekstrand. It is not an either or situation the thing that clearly stands out for me from this summers dealings is that Zola's rotation policy will continue but that he will have a stronger squad so when he does so we suffer less. This also provides cover and hopefully a plan B when tikki takka isn't working. On that note Chelsea have announced that Chalobah will be going out on a season long loan and they have not decided if he will go to the premiership or championship loan yet. Fingers crossed.[/p][/quote]Chalobah would be massive - I hadn't heard that Chelsea had opened up the possibility of him coming out again. Where did you read that? I think he's ready to play a role for Chelsea this year and development-wise, I think staying there would be good for him but I would love it if he came back. Where would that leave Iriney though? (or the other top midfielders for that matter!?) Also agree re Doyley. He probably will be rotated but clearly features in Zola's plans which I think is great. I think he warrants his place as a footballer, but even without that I can't help thinking the club would be a poorer place without him so I'd like to see him get a longer contract at the end of the year (and yes, that is motivated by sentiment!). Perfectly happy with banter/opinion. In the off-season when everything is so quiet, this is the only place to get that but I'd hope we're all free to offer an opinion without risk of virtual-aggression. I'm not interested in that, particularly when we all want the same thing. harryhornet
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12:20pm Tue 23 Jul 13

londomollari says...

I had a feeling some while back that Chalobah would be back. I can't see Mourinho playing Chalobah in the first team this year, so a loan is logical. If Watford make an approach, I could believe Chalobah expressing a willingness to come back here. I still have that feeling he will return, even if for only six months.
What a choice of players that would give, and a wonderful boost for squad rotation.
I had a feeling some while back that Chalobah would be back. I can't see Mourinho playing Chalobah in the first team this year, so a loan is logical. If Watford make an approach, I could believe Chalobah expressing a willingness to come back here. I still have that feeling he will return, even if for only six months. What a choice of players that would give, and a wonderful boost for squad rotation. londomollari
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12:25pm Tue 23 Jul 13

mellow yellow says...

All this talk of rotation and Chalobah, but I would imagine Chelsea will only loan him out if he is guaranteed regular first team football.…
All this talk of rotation and Chalobah, but I would imagine Chelsea will only loan him out if he is guaranteed regular first team football.… mellow yellow
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12:33pm Tue 23 Jul 13

1234566789 says...

mellow yellow wrote:
All this talk of rotation and Chalobah, but I would imagine Chelsea will only loan him out if he is guaranteed regular first team football.…
100% agree. I think he is likely to go to a lower PL team to get PL experience. But if he does come to Watford then I imagine he will have regular first team football, with the rest of the midfield rotated around him - perhaps given the odd game off to rest
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: All this talk of rotation and Chalobah, but I would imagine Chelsea will only loan him out if he is guaranteed regular first team football.…[/p][/quote]100% agree. I think he is likely to go to a lower PL team to get PL experience. But if he does come to Watford then I imagine he will have regular first team football, with the rest of the midfield rotated around him - perhaps given the odd game off to rest 1234566789
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1:14pm Tue 23 Jul 13

londomollari says...

1234566789 wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
All this talk of rotation and Chalobah, but I would imagine Chelsea will only loan him out if he is guaranteed regular first team football.…
100% agree. I think he is likely to go to a lower PL team to get PL experience. But if he does come to Watford then I imagine he will have regular first team football, with the rest of the midfield rotated around him - perhaps given the odd game off to rest
Chelsea won't want him crocked---I suspect they'll want less than a full season---30 to 35 games, maybe, giving room for rotation.
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: All this talk of rotation and Chalobah, but I would imagine Chelsea will only loan him out if he is guaranteed regular first team football.…[/p][/quote]100% agree. I think he is likely to go to a lower PL team to get PL experience. But if he does come to Watford then I imagine he will have regular first team football, with the rest of the midfield rotated around him - perhaps given the odd game off to rest[/p][/quote]Chelsea won't want him crocked---I suspect they'll want less than a full season---30 to 35 games, maybe, giving room for rotation. londomollari
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1:46pm Tue 23 Jul 13

1234566789 says...

londomollari wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
All this talk of rotation and Chalobah, but I would imagine Chelsea will only loan him out if he is guaranteed regular first team football.…
100% agree. I think he is likely to go to a lower PL team to get PL experience. But if he does come to Watford then I imagine he will have regular first team football, with the rest of the midfield rotated around him - perhaps given the odd game off to rest
Chelsea won't want him crocked---I suspect they'll want less than a full season---30 to 35 games, maybe, giving room for rotation.
Isn't that pretty much what I said?
[quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: All this talk of rotation and Chalobah, but I would imagine Chelsea will only loan him out if he is guaranteed regular first team football.…[/p][/quote]100% agree. I think he is likely to go to a lower PL team to get PL experience. But if he does come to Watford then I imagine he will have regular first team football, with the rest of the midfield rotated around him - perhaps given the odd game off to rest[/p][/quote]Chelsea won't want him crocked---I suspect they'll want less than a full season---30 to 35 games, maybe, giving room for rotation.[/p][/quote]Isn't that pretty much what I said? 1234566789
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2:17pm Tue 23 Jul 13

londomollari says...

1234566789 wrote:
londomollari wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
All this talk of rotation and Chalobah, but I would imagine Chelsea will only loan him out if he is guaranteed regular first team football.…
100% agree. I think he is likely to go to a lower PL team to get PL experience. But if he does come to Watford then I imagine he will have regular first team football, with the rest of the midfield rotated around him - perhaps given the odd game off to rest
Chelsea won't want him crocked---I suspect they'll want less than a full season---30 to 35 games, maybe, giving room for rotation.
Isn't that pretty much what I said?
Yes. I'm agreeing with it.
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: All this talk of rotation and Chalobah, but I would imagine Chelsea will only loan him out if he is guaranteed regular first team football.…[/p][/quote]100% agree. I think he is likely to go to a lower PL team to get PL experience. But if he does come to Watford then I imagine he will have regular first team football, with the rest of the midfield rotated around him - perhaps given the odd game off to rest[/p][/quote]Chelsea won't want him crocked---I suspect they'll want less than a full season---30 to 35 games, maybe, giving room for rotation.[/p][/quote]Isn't that pretty much what I said?[/p][/quote]Yes. I'm agreeing with it. londomollari
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2:29pm Tue 23 Jul 13

1234566789 says...

londomollari wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
londomollari wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
All this talk of rotation and Chalobah, but I would imagine Chelsea will only loan him out if he is guaranteed regular first team football.…
100% agree. I think he is likely to go to a lower PL team to get PL experience. But if he does come to Watford then I imagine he will have regular first team football, with the rest of the midfield rotated around him - perhaps given the odd game off to rest
Chelsea won't want him crocked---I suspect they'll want less than a full season---30 to 35 games, maybe, giving room for rotation.
Isn't that pretty much what I said?
Yes. I'm agreeing with it.
Ha ha. Cool. My bad!!
[quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: All this talk of rotation and Chalobah, but I would imagine Chelsea will only loan him out if he is guaranteed regular first team football.…[/p][/quote]100% agree. I think he is likely to go to a lower PL team to get PL experience. But if he does come to Watford then I imagine he will have regular first team football, with the rest of the midfield rotated around him - perhaps given the odd game off to rest[/p][/quote]Chelsea won't want him crocked---I suspect they'll want less than a full season---30 to 35 games, maybe, giving room for rotation.[/p][/quote]Isn't that pretty much what I said?[/p][/quote]Yes. I'm agreeing with it.[/p][/quote]Ha ha. Cool. My bad!! 1234566789
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4:30pm Tue 23 Jul 13

JonBoy says...

Vydra's agent gobbing off about him going to West Ham the shop front.
Vydra's agent gobbing off about him going to West Ham the shop front. JonBoy
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5:07pm Tue 23 Jul 13

WessexLad says...

charliefarmery wrote:
I'd say we'll have more than enough defenders now assuming Ekstrand signs. Angella, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hoban Brown and Cassetti. Having said that personally I'd like Cassetti to take the right wing back birth ahead of Anya. I felt we missed Cassetti's delivery from wide positions when he moved to CB. What do others think? Anya, Cassetti or even Faraoni to start the season at right wing back?
I said it often enough last season, but can't resist your invitation.

Yes, the ability to cross from wide positions is important in a wing back, but so too is the ability to get up and down, and that is Cassetti's weakness.

To see what I mean, look at the ground Anya made up to take the pass from Vydra and lay on Troy's second away at Birmingham.

I'd like to see Cassetti reading the game from midfield to protect the back three, and spraying passes here, there and everywhere. What do others think?
[quote][p][bold]charliefarmery[/bold] wrote: I'd say we'll have more than enough defenders now assuming Ekstrand signs. Angella, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hoban Brown and Cassetti. Having said that personally I'd like Cassetti to take the right wing back birth ahead of Anya. I felt we missed Cassetti's delivery from wide positions when he moved to CB. What do others think? Anya, Cassetti or even Faraoni to start the season at right wing back?[/p][/quote]I said it often enough last season, but can't resist your invitation. Yes, the ability to cross from wide positions is important in a wing back, but so too is the ability to get up and down, and that is Cassetti's weakness. To see what I mean, look at the ground Anya made up to take the pass from Vydra and lay on Troy's second away at Birmingham. I'd like to see Cassetti reading the game from midfield to protect the back three, and spraying passes here, there and everywhere. What do others think? WessexLad
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8:29pm Tue 23 Jul 13

lutondown says...

Jon_mk wrote:
LD grow up mate, you normally speak a lot of sense on here and you are probably the most well liked poster on here but tonight you're out of order. Suggest you get a good nights sleep and have another look in the morning when you've calmed down and hopefully them you'll realise we're all on the same side.

Peace out
I've woke up, and by Jesus I regret,..being so nice.
And I really do not care about being the most liked, that I doubt and very much not what I seek.
I gave my opinion, someone commented on it not the other way around.
But like said, I would not call anyone anything here that I would not say to their face, that offer has yet to be reciprocated. And I've had a few thrown my way.
Enough said, I take back nothing
[quote][p][bold]Jon_mk[/bold] wrote: LD grow up mate, you normally speak a lot of sense on here and you are probably the most well liked poster on here but tonight you're out of order. Suggest you get a good nights sleep and have another look in the morning when you've calmed down and hopefully them you'll realise we're all on the same side. Peace out[/p][/quote]I've woke up, and by Jesus I regret,..being so nice. And I really do not care about being the most liked, that I doubt and very much not what I seek. I gave my opinion, someone commented on it not the other way around. But like said, I would not call anyone anything here that I would not say to their face, that offer has yet to be reciprocated. And I've had a few thrown my way. Enough said, I take back nothing lutondown
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11:17am Wed 24 Jul 13

Boosey says...

Chalobah needs a kick up the backside before we even think about taking him back.
Another young English player who got in the news and now thinks he has made it, woeful towards end of season.
Chalobah needs a kick up the backside before we even think about taking him back. Another young English player who got in the news and now thinks he has made it, woeful towards end of season. Boosey
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11:32am Wed 24 Jul 13

endean2 says...

WOW this site is getting seriously exciting, there is more testrone flying around here than the muppet show!!

how about a bit less muscle flexing and a bit more use of the grey matter?

you all know who were talking about.
WOW this site is getting seriously exciting, there is more testrone flying around here than the muppet show!! how about a bit less muscle flexing and a bit more use of the grey matter? you all know who were talking about. endean2
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1:19pm Wed 24 Jul 13

Paul Gadd says...

endean2 wrote:
WOW this site is getting seriously exciting, there is more testrone flying around here than the muppet show!!

how about a bit less muscle flexing and a bit more use of the grey matter?

you all know who were talking about.
Too many beer bellied blokes who think they're Vin Diesel....
Save it for the QP-ha ha when they come a-visiting.......

COYH!
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: WOW this site is getting seriously exciting, there is more testrone flying around here than the muppet show!! how about a bit less muscle flexing and a bit more use of the grey matter? you all know who were talking about.[/p][/quote]Too many beer bellied blokes who think they're Vin Diesel.... Save it for the QP-ha ha when they come a-visiting....... COYH! Paul Gadd
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1:31pm Wed 24 Jul 13

Back from Hammerau says...

We lose the play-off final and spend the summer improving the squad.

Palace win the play-off final and their star signing is a 40-year-old.
We lose the play-off final and spend the summer improving the squad. Palace win the play-off final and their star signing is a 40-year-old. Back from Hammerau
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1:56pm Wed 24 Jul 13

Boosey says...

endean2 wrote:
WOW this site is getting seriously exciting, there is more testrone flying around here than the muppet show!! how about a bit less muscle flexing and a bit more use of the grey matter? you all know who were talking about.
No, who are we talking about? Also to Paul, I don't know of any beer bellied blokes on here, so if you could enlighten me please!
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: WOW this site is getting seriously exciting, there is more testrone flying around here than the muppet show!! how about a bit less muscle flexing and a bit more use of the grey matter? you all know who were talking about.[/p][/quote]No, who are we talking about? Also to Paul, I don't know of any beer bellied blokes on here, so if you could enlighten me please! Boosey
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3:44pm Wed 24 Jul 13

CaptainPC says...

Real North London....Clap clap clap......

Spit in the face of an officer, see if that bothers ya.....
Real North London....Clap clap clap...... Spit in the face of an officer, see if that bothers ya..... CaptainPC
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4:28pm Wed 24 Jul 13

lutondown says...

Yeah whose got a beer belly???
FFS I'm as lean as I'm mean!!
;)!
Yeah whose got a beer belly??? FFS I'm as lean as I'm mean!! ;)! lutondown
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8:10pm Wed 24 Jul 13

endean2 says...

Boosey wrote:
endean2 wrote:
WOW this site is getting seriously exciting, there is more testrone flying around here than the muppet show!! how about a bit less muscle flexing and a bit more use of the grey matter? you all know who were talking about.
No, who are we talking about? Also to Paul, I don't know of any beer bellied blokes on here, so if you could enlighten me please!
seemed to have touched a nerve there,

sorry, will try not to offend you lot in the future, ha
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: WOW this site is getting seriously exciting, there is more testrone flying around here than the muppet show!! how about a bit less muscle flexing and a bit more use of the grey matter? you all know who were talking about.[/p][/quote]No, who are we talking about? Also to Paul, I don't know of any beer bellied blokes on here, so if you could enlighten me please![/p][/quote]seemed to have touched a nerve there, sorry, will try not to offend you lot in the future, ha endean2
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