Peterborough United smash transfer record to sign striker Britt Assombalonga from Watford

Watford Observer: Assombalonga on loan at Southend United. Picture: Action Images Assombalonga on loan at Southend United. Picture: Action Images

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has revealed the club smashed its transfer record to sign Watford striker Britt Assombalonga.

The Posh sealed the 20-year-old's signature for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal and it is unclear how the deal has exactly been structured.

But MacAnthony took to Twitter to express his delight at signing Assombalonga who he says was Peterborough's number one target this summer.

MacAnthony Tweeted: "Delighted to finally land our No 1 summer target & smash our transfer record with young Britt Assombalonga signing 4 year deal today!#goals".

He also praised Watford saying: "New number 9 at last. Posh fans will love way Britt plays & thanks to Watford for being fantastic to deal with."

Peterborough sold striker Dwight Gayle to Crystal Palace earlier this month with some reports suggesting the Posh made £8.5m from the deal.

And McAnthony has moved fast to bring in reinforcements, revealing another forward could yet follow Assombalonga to London Road.

He tweeted: "That's target número uno landed. Now time to reel in a striking gem before end of month. #Goalsarecoming".

Assombalonga, who scored 16 goals during a loan spell at Southend United last term, is training with his new team-mates today and Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson believes the forward has all the attributes to succeed in League One.

"He has a lot of potential the boy, he is strong physically, good pace, good finisher and a really nice lad. He ticks all of the boxes," Ferguson told Peterborough's club website.

"I had a good chat with Gianfranco about him. We thought initially it was going to be a loan, but the chairman has come up with the money and that is fantastic for me."

 

 

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11:29am Wed 31 Jul 13

WessexLad says...

Good luck, Britt. You'll be pleased to see some first team action at Posh.
Good luck, Britt. You'll be pleased to see some first team action at Posh. WessexLad
  • Score: 2

11:32am Wed 31 Jul 13

Colin West's mullet says...

I am a bit gutted about this - as strong as our squad looks this season, I have been genuinely excited about this kid for a couple of years now.

I have a sneaking feeling he could make a real name for himself at Posh this year, and I hope he does.
I am a bit gutted about this - as strong as our squad looks this season, I have been genuinely excited about this kid for a couple of years now. I have a sneaking feeling he could make a real name for himself at Posh this year, and I hope he does. Colin West's mullet
  • Score: 16

11:40am Wed 31 Jul 13

hornet88 says...

Really pleased for britt as he will get first team football. Probably something he wouldn't get much of at watford and we have potentially got more money for him than we did for sordell who scored more at championship level and also an england under 21. Good luck at Peterborough. Think they might win league 1 this season.
Really pleased for britt as he will get first team football. Probably something he wouldn't get much of at watford and we have potentially got more money for him than we did for sordell who scored more at championship level and also an england under 21. Good luck at Peterborough. Think they might win league 1 this season. hornet88
  • Score: 5

11:42am Wed 31 Jul 13

jsjf1979 says...

Their previous record was 1.1 million, so to receive in excess of that sum (and it sounds like it was considerably more) is probably a decent bit of business for a good young player, who at best would have been fringes this season.
Their previous record was 1.1 million, so to receive in excess of that sum (and it sounds like it was considerably more) is probably a decent bit of business for a good young player, who at best would have been fringes this season. jsjf1979
  • Score: 5

11:50am Wed 31 Jul 13

lockerbiehornet says...

Fee was £1.55 million
Fee was £1.55 million lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 5

11:50am Wed 31 Jul 13

DR Hornet says...

With the Pozzo's every player has a price and normally a high one. He had a year to go on his contract. Over £1.1M is an astonishing amount of money.

It's good business for an unproven striker with potential.

Also we must thank Palace for this business.
With the Pozzo's every player has a price and normally a high one. He had a year to go on his contract. Over £1.1M is an astonishing amount of money. It's good business for an unproven striker with potential. Also we must thank Palace for this business. DR Hornet
  • Score: 2

11:54am Wed 31 Jul 13

HornetJJ says...

DR Hornet wrote:
With the Pozzo's every player has a price and normally a high one. He had a year to go on his contract. Over £1.1M is an astonishing amount of money. It's good business for an unproven striker with potential. Also we must thank Palace for this business.
I wouldn't thank Palace for anything!
[quote][p][bold]DR Hornet[/bold] wrote: With the Pozzo's every player has a price and normally a high one. He had a year to go on his contract. Over £1.1M is an astonishing amount of money. It's good business for an unproven striker with potential. Also we must thank Palace for this business.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't thank Palace for anything! HornetJJ
  • Score: 7

12:00pm Wed 31 Jul 13

rowlingstone says...

Disappointed, very disappointed.
Disappointed, very disappointed. rowlingstone
  • Score: -4

12:18pm Wed 31 Jul 13

1234566789 says...

So have we sold 1 inexperienced player for more money than we have signed 14 players, including full internationals and a wealth of experience within the top two flights of the best leagues in the world? Doesn't sound like bad business to me!!
So have we sold 1 inexperienced player for more money than we have signed 14 players, including full internationals and a wealth of experience within the top two flights of the best leagues in the world? Doesn't sound like bad business to me!! 1234566789
  • Score: 18

12:31pm Wed 31 Jul 13

harryhornet says...

I just don't get this one. My understanding was that the Pozzos business model is to scout around the world for good young unproven talent and invest in multiple players on the basis that a handful will come good and make them lots of money. They're not interested in selling before the player reaches a decent £ value. The only exception is if it is clear that a player isn't going to make it.

This guy has scored goals at an increasing rate year on year, looked great by all accounts in pre season and the articles on the Wobby site suggest Peterboro would have been interested in a loan deal.

Where's the sense in selling him now? I realise we have an option to buy him back but surely a loan is better. The only conclusion is either he was unhappy or they must be sure he won't make it . But I don't see how they can be sure before he's had a handful of opportunities at 1st team level.

Maybe the buyback option is at a specific (low) price. But still, a loan is surely the most sensible route?

Don't get me wrong, I've loved every minute of the last year or so and I'm a big fan of what the Pozzos are doing. I just don't get this one.
I just don't get this one. My understanding was that the Pozzos business model is to scout around the world for good young unproven talent and invest in multiple players on the basis that a handful will come good and make them lots of money. They're not interested in selling before the player reaches a decent £ value. The only exception is if it is clear that a player isn't going to make it. This guy has scored goals at an increasing rate year on year, looked great by all accounts in pre season and the articles on the Wobby site suggest Peterboro would have been interested in a loan deal. Where's the sense in selling him now? I realise we have an option to buy him back but surely a loan is better. The only conclusion is either he was unhappy or they must be sure he won't make it . But I don't see how they can be sure before he's had a handful of opportunities at 1st team level. Maybe the buyback option is at a specific (low) price. But still, a loan is surely the most sensible route? Don't get me wrong, I've loved every minute of the last year or so and I'm a big fan of what the Pozzos are doing. I just don't get this one. harryhornet
  • Score: -7

12:32pm Wed 31 Jul 13

allentrev says...

HornetJJ wrote:
DR Hornet wrote:
With the Pozzo's every player has a price and normally a high one. He had a year to go on his contract. Over £1.1M is an astonishing amount of money. It's good business for an unproven striker with potential. Also we must thank Palace for this business.
I wouldn't thank Palace for anything!
I wouldn't thank Palace for anything either! From the sounds of it (assuming you can trust what's been said) we have got a fair bit of cash out of this. Hopefully it will go towards ground reconstruction rather than dividend payments!
Best move for the kids development, could not see him getting much game time at the VIC and if he does fill his potential and becomes hot property 'we' have first refusal (cant be bad)!!
[quote][p][bold]HornetJJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DR Hornet[/bold] wrote: With the Pozzo's every player has a price and normally a high one. He had a year to go on his contract. Over £1.1M is an astonishing amount of money. It's good business for an unproven striker with potential. Also we must thank Palace for this business.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't thank Palace for anything![/p][/quote]I wouldn't thank Palace for anything either! From the sounds of it (assuming you can trust what's been said) we have got a fair bit of cash out of this. Hopefully it will go towards ground reconstruction rather than dividend payments! Best move for the kids development, could not see him getting much game time at the VIC and if he does fill his potential and becomes hot property 'we' have first refusal (cant be bad)!! allentrev
  • Score: 4

12:35pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Watfordwes says...

If its over a million we are laughing, under previous owners we'd have accepted lees than 100k!

Shows how being stubborn and waiting for the right price works!!!

He ll be available at half of that in a year if Peterborough fail to win promotion, there is no money in league 1!!
If its over a million we are laughing, under previous owners we'd have accepted lees than 100k! Shows how being stubborn and waiting for the right price works!!! He ll be available at half of that in a year if Peterborough fail to win promotion, there is no money in league 1!! Watfordwes
  • Score: 1

12:42pm Wed 31 Jul 13

YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!!!!!! says...

Can't believe this I'm well pi55ed off! Was hoping he would be playing a part in the coming months and to sell someone with so much potential and not even having a run in the first team is very upsetting!
Can't believe this I'm well pi55ed off! Was hoping he would be playing a part in the coming months and to sell someone with so much potential and not even having a run in the first team is very upsetting! YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!!!!!!
  • Score: -5

1:01pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Harry's Bar says...

I'll go with Zola's judgement on this one. He clearly didn't think the kid was top drawer. Zola would of had Assombolonga looked at last season at Southend, and watched closely at the Italian camp.
I'll go with Zola's judgement on this one. He clearly didn't think the kid was top drawer. Zola would of had Assombolonga looked at last season at Southend, and watched closely at the Italian camp. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 7

1:02pm Wed 31 Jul 13

watfordjk says...

I think this will come back to bite us in the bum. Good money by the sound of it, but an incredible prospect. Really disappointed, I thought he was the start of mixing our great academy with the brilliance the Pozzos can bring. Apparently not. Best of luck to him, I can't see him staying a League 1 player forever.
I think this will come back to bite us in the bum. Good money by the sound of it, but an incredible prospect. Really disappointed, I thought he was the start of mixing our great academy with the brilliance the Pozzos can bring. Apparently not. Best of luck to him, I can't see him staying a League 1 player forever. watfordjk
  • Score: -3

1:08pm Wed 31 Jul 13

corbindallas says...

With a year left on contract it sounds like a good sale to me, yes dissapointed that another English hot potential has left the club but realistically we are now a stage above that and lets be frank about it when we are in the Prem next season he would not make the bench would he in reality so a good move on club and player!! I am more surprised at Hoggs move as thought he could do a job this year for us but looking at the pool of players we could get I would not be surprised to so Nathaniel back very soon, watch this space!
With a year left on contract it sounds like a good sale to me, yes dissapointed that another English hot potential has left the club but realistically we are now a stage above that and lets be frank about it when we are in the Prem next season he would not make the bench would he in reality so a good move on club and player!! I am more surprised at Hoggs move as thought he could do a job this year for us but looking at the pool of players we could get I would not be surprised to so Nathaniel back very soon, watch this space! corbindallas
  • Score: 1

1:16pm Wed 31 Jul 13

JohnnyBarnes says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
I'll go with Zola's judgement on this one. He clearly didn't think the kid was top drawer. Zola would of had Assombolonga looked at last season at Southend, and watched closely at the Italian camp.
I agree with you mate. Zola sees these guys on the training pitch day in day out, he knows more about being a forward than any one of us; and if he thinks that Ikpeazu, Mensah and the rest have got more chance of making it in the top flight than Britt, then I trust his judgment

I remember years ago that Arsenal had a choice of keeping Andy Cole or Kevin Campbell, they went for the latter and look how that turned out
... but the Pozzos are shrewd enough to know that you never really know, and so the buy-back option covers our ar$es

£1.5m is a good bit of business in my book. Good luck to Britt as well!
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: I'll go with Zola's judgement on this one. He clearly didn't think the kid was top drawer. Zola would of had Assombolonga looked at last season at Southend, and watched closely at the Italian camp.[/p][/quote]I agree with you mate. Zola sees these guys on the training pitch day in day out, he knows more about being a forward than any one of us; and if he thinks that Ikpeazu, Mensah and the rest have got more chance of making it in the top flight than Britt, then I trust his judgment I remember years ago that Arsenal had a choice of keeping Andy Cole or Kevin Campbell, they went for the latter and look how that turned out ... but the Pozzos are shrewd enough to know that you never really know, and so the buy-back option covers our ar$es £1.5m is a good bit of business in my book. Good luck to Britt as well! JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 7

1:32pm Wed 31 Jul 13

InterludeWFC says...

A great deal - if the figure of £1.55m is true, then regardless of age that is good business for our 5th/6th choice forward who is unproven at this level. If he succeeds at Posh then great; we have first refusal on re-signing him, or we'll make a packet from the inevitable sell-on clause in his contract.

Two years ago, we probably would have accepted a bid of around a third of the figures being quoted.
A great deal - if the figure of £1.55m is true, then regardless of age that is good business for our 5th/6th choice forward who is unproven at this level. If he succeeds at Posh then great; we have first refusal on re-signing him, or we'll make a packet from the inevitable sell-on clause in his contract. Two years ago, we probably would have accepted a bid of around a third of the figures being quoted. InterludeWFC
  • Score: 2

1:32pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Roger "Studs" Joslyn says...

corbindallas wrote:
With a year left on contract it sounds like a good sale to me, yes dissapointed that another English hot potential has left the club but realistically we are now a stage above that and lets be frank about it when we are in the Prem next season he would not make the bench would he in reality so a good move on club and player!! I am more surprised at Hoggs move as thought he could do a job this year for us but looking at the pool of players we could get I would not be surprised to so Nathaniel back very soon, watch this space!
Good money for an unproven player at Championship level (only played a handful of games at most). He was obviously way down the pecking order at Watford but had a lot of potential. Probably would have gone out on loan again this season. I bet we didn't get anything like that amount for Hogg who played 84 Championship games in the last 2 years and had come from Premier league Aston Villa. Good business for Britt I would say with a buy back clause - although at what price?
[quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: With a year left on contract it sounds like a good sale to me, yes dissapointed that another English hot potential has left the club but realistically we are now a stage above that and lets be frank about it when we are in the Prem next season he would not make the bench would he in reality so a good move on club and player!! I am more surprised at Hoggs move as thought he could do a job this year for us but looking at the pool of players we could get I would not be surprised to so Nathaniel back very soon, watch this space![/p][/quote]Good money for an unproven player at Championship level (only played a handful of games at most). He was obviously way down the pecking order at Watford but had a lot of potential. Probably would have gone out on loan again this season. I bet we didn't get anything like that amount for Hogg who played 84 Championship games in the last 2 years and had come from Premier league Aston Villa. Good business for Britt I would say with a buy back clause - although at what price? Roger "Studs" Joslyn
  • Score: 1

1:50pm Wed 31 Jul 13

francowatford says...

i would like to have seen another youth development player in our first team squad. a bit gutted
i would like to have seen another youth development player in our first team squad. a bit gutted francowatford
  • Score: 3

2:17pm Wed 31 Jul 13

factfinding says...

it might have been an idea if the WO listed how much money Posh's old transfer record was, so we have an idea how much they paid.
it might have been an idea if the WO listed how much money Posh's old transfer record was, so we have an idea how much they paid. factfinding
  • Score: 2

2:22pm Wed 31 Jul 13

londomollari says...

No matter how promising the player, 1.5 million for someone who has played no more than two or three games above division two is very good business indeed---particularl
y for a forward fifth or sixth in line. Personally, I thought he would make no better than Championship level. Fifteen months or so ago I thought he would become a usefull player. But now, with this squad----. The coaching staff at Watford will have a far better idea of his potential than us.
To criticise selling a promising player has some validity---but everything and everyone has a price. I suspect someone sat down and asked themselves 'will Britt be a 1.5 million player in two years time?' You have the answer.
No matter how promising the player, 1.5 million for someone who has played no more than two or three games above division two is very good business indeed---particularl y for a forward fifth or sixth in line. Personally, I thought he would make no better than Championship level. Fifteen months or so ago I thought he would become a usefull player. But now, with this squad----. The coaching staff at Watford will have a far better idea of his potential than us. To criticise selling a promising player has some validity---but everything and everyone has a price. I suspect someone sat down and asked themselves 'will Britt be a 1.5 million player in two years time?' You have the answer. londomollari
  • Score: 2

2:26pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Anybody_There says...

factfinding wrote:
it might have been an idea if the WO listed how much money Posh's old transfer record was, so we have an idea how much they paid.
A quick google shows:

Tyrone Barnett (£1,100,000 from Crawley Town, 8th May 2012)
[quote][p][bold]factfinding[/bold] wrote: it might have been an idea if the WO listed how much money Posh's old transfer record was, so we have an idea how much they paid.[/p][/quote]A quick google shows: Tyrone Barnett (£1,100,000 from Crawley Town, 8th May 2012) Anybody_There
  • Score: 2

2:26pm Wed 31 Jul 13

a1derek says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
I'll go with Zola's judgement on this one. He clearly didn't think the kid was top drawer. Zola would of had Assombolonga looked at last season at Southend, and watched closely at the Italian camp.
Agree, and I think this deal works on all levels. Yes undrstand about the Pozzoe model etc, but...think about it. We have brought in Frabbrini (who looks a real class act), Acuna (who also looks very, very good) and one of the brightest young attackers around in Ickpeazu. Britt would have behind all of these players. So, why not sell him (and if it is £1.55 million - great price) with first option on buying him back if he does develop. He would have been out of contract next summer anyway and available for nothing.

Britt gets what he needs in the short term - games, competitive games, in the meantime we have quality in abundance up front (maybe with Vyrda still to add), so everyone wins.

And, if he does become a star, we can buy him back and don't lose almost all of the value on him after a 6 month loan.

Sensible move all round as far as I can see.
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: I'll go with Zola's judgement on this one. He clearly didn't think the kid was top drawer. Zola would of had Assombolonga looked at last season at Southend, and watched closely at the Italian camp.[/p][/quote]Agree, and I think this deal works on all levels. Yes undrstand about the Pozzoe model etc, but...think about it. We have brought in Frabbrini (who looks a real class act), Acuna (who also looks very, very good) and one of the brightest young attackers around in Ickpeazu. Britt would have behind all of these players. So, why not sell him (and if it is £1.55 million - great price) with first option on buying him back if he does develop. He would have been out of contract next summer anyway and available for nothing. Britt gets what he needs in the short term - games, competitive games, in the meantime we have quality in abundance up front (maybe with Vyrda still to add), so everyone wins. And, if he does become a star, we can buy him back and don't lose almost all of the value on him after a 6 month loan. Sensible move all round as far as I can see. a1derek
  • Score: 6

3:00pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Lloydinho The Messiah says...

Perhaps the Pozzos see more potential in Uche Ikpeazu, he certainly played well last night. Therefore anything over £1 million is a shrewd piece of business seeing as Uche was bought on a free.
Perhaps the Pozzos see more potential in Uche Ikpeazu, he certainly played well last night. Therefore anything over £1 million is a shrewd piece of business seeing as Uche was bought on a free. Lloydinho The Messiah
  • Score: 0

3:28pm Wed 31 Jul 13

JohnnyHornet says...

allentrev wrote:
HornetJJ wrote:
DR Hornet wrote:
With the Pozzo's every player has a price and normally a high one. He had a year to go on his contract. Over £1.1M is an astonishing amount of money. It's good business for an unproven striker with potential. Also we must thank Palace for this business.
I wouldn't thank Palace for anything!
I wouldn't thank Palace for anything either! From the sounds of it (assuming you can trust what's been said) we have got a fair bit of cash out of this. Hopefully it will go towards ground reconstruction rather than dividend payments!
Best move for the kids development, could not see him getting much game time at the VIC and if he does fill his potential and becomes hot property 'we' have first refusal (cant be bad)!!
Whilst I agree with sentiments towards BA, I cannot understand how anyone could criticise the Pozzo's if they pocketed every single penny and got slashed up for a month on it....Heavens sake they have just landed us with the best season we have possibly ever had without actually getting the main prize, and probably £25m worth of long term footballing talent some people need to get real on how business works.
[quote][p][bold]allentrev[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HornetJJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DR Hornet[/bold] wrote: With the Pozzo's every player has a price and normally a high one. He had a year to go on his contract. Over £1.1M is an astonishing amount of money. It's good business for an unproven striker with potential. Also we must thank Palace for this business.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't thank Palace for anything![/p][/quote]I wouldn't thank Palace for anything either! From the sounds of it (assuming you can trust what's been said) we have got a fair bit of cash out of this. Hopefully it will go towards ground reconstruction rather than dividend payments! Best move for the kids development, could not see him getting much game time at the VIC and if he does fill his potential and becomes hot property 'we' have first refusal (cant be bad)!![/p][/quote]Whilst I agree with sentiments towards BA, I cannot understand how anyone could criticise the Pozzo's if they pocketed every single penny and got slashed up for a month on it....Heavens sake they have just landed us with the best season we have possibly ever had without actually getting the main prize, and probably £25m worth of long term footballing talent some people need to get real on how business works. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 3

3:36pm Wed 31 Jul 13

onion8837 says...

allentrev wrote:
HornetJJ wrote:
DR Hornet wrote: With the Pozzo's every player has a price and normally a high one. He had a year to go on his contract. Over £1.1M is an astonishing amount of money. It's good business for an unproven striker with potential. Also we must thank Palace for this business.
I wouldn't thank Palace for anything!
I wouldn't thank Palace for anything either! From the sounds of it (assuming you can trust what's been said) we have got a fair bit of cash out of this. Hopefully it will go towards ground reconstruction rather than dividend payments! Best move for the kids development, could not see him getting much game time at the VIC and if he does fill his potential and becomes hot property 'we' have first refusal (cant be bad)!!
We could build the Assombalonga Stand with the cash
[quote][p][bold]allentrev[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HornetJJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DR Hornet[/bold] wrote: With the Pozzo's every player has a price and normally a high one. He had a year to go on his contract. Over £1.1M is an astonishing amount of money. It's good business for an unproven striker with potential. Also we must thank Palace for this business.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't thank Palace for anything![/p][/quote]I wouldn't thank Palace for anything either! From the sounds of it (assuming you can trust what's been said) we have got a fair bit of cash out of this. Hopefully it will go towards ground reconstruction rather than dividend payments! Best move for the kids development, could not see him getting much game time at the VIC and if he does fill his potential and becomes hot property 'we' have first refusal (cant be bad)!![/p][/quote]We could build the Assombalonga Stand with the cash onion8837
  • Score: 0

3:44pm Wed 31 Jul 13

SAHornet says...

Brilliant piece of business. 1.5mil for BA? I didn't believe it when I heard that figure. Shows how safe we are in the hands of people who can conduct their business this shrewdly. Well done Pozzo's.
Brilliant piece of business. 1.5mil for BA? I didn't believe it when I heard that figure. Shows how safe we are in the hands of people who can conduct their business this shrewdly. Well done Pozzo's. SAHornet
  • Score: -1

3:56pm Wed 31 Jul 13

bigmeuprudeboy says...

SAHornet wrote:
Brilliant piece of business. 1.5mil for BA? I didn't believe it when I heard that figure. Shows how safe we are in the hands of people who can conduct their business this shrewdly. Well done Pozzo's.
Brilliant bit of business? Cant say I agree mate, have you seen him play?
He scored 16 last year playing half the time off the wing, he has everything he is strong, skill, pace, can finish and good in the air. Im gutted at this deal and if we sign Geijo after he played last night it will be highly unimpressive as its all well and good scoring against Borehamwood but he was rubbish when he played last year when it mattered.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: Brilliant piece of business. 1.5mil for BA? I didn't believe it when I heard that figure. Shows how safe we are in the hands of people who can conduct their business this shrewdly. Well done Pozzo's.[/p][/quote]Brilliant bit of business? Cant say I agree mate, have you seen him play? He scored 16 last year playing half the time off the wing, he has everything he is strong, skill, pace, can finish and good in the air. Im gutted at this deal and if we sign Geijo after he played last night it will be highly unimpressive as its all well and good scoring against Borehamwood but he was rubbish when he played last year when it mattered. bigmeuprudeboy
  • Score: 0

4:44pm Wed 31 Jul 13

SAHornet says...

bigmeuprudeboy wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
Brilliant piece of business. 1.5mil for BA? I didn't believe it when I heard that figure. Shows how safe we are in the hands of people who can conduct their business this shrewdly. Well done Pozzo's.
Brilliant bit of business? Cant say I agree mate, have you seen him play?
He scored 16 last year playing half the time off the wing, he has everything he is strong, skill, pace, can finish and good in the air. Im gutted at this deal and if we sign Geijo after he played last night it will be highly unimpressive as its all well and good scoring against Borehamwood but he was rubbish when he played last year when it mattered.
I'm not talking about Geijo, I agree with you about him - just commenting on The Pozzo's ability to get a fee of 1.5 mil for a lad who hasn't even featured for us and wasn't likely to even had he remained a Watford player. Sell-on and buy-back clauses in place - good business, mate.
[quote][p][bold]bigmeuprudeboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: Brilliant piece of business. 1.5mil for BA? I didn't believe it when I heard that figure. Shows how safe we are in the hands of people who can conduct their business this shrewdly. Well done Pozzo's.[/p][/quote]Brilliant bit of business? Cant say I agree mate, have you seen him play? He scored 16 last year playing half the time off the wing, he has everything he is strong, skill, pace, can finish and good in the air. Im gutted at this deal and if we sign Geijo after he played last night it will be highly unimpressive as its all well and good scoring against Borehamwood but he was rubbish when he played last year when it mattered.[/p][/quote]I'm not talking about Geijo, I agree with you about him - just commenting on The Pozzo's ability to get a fee of 1.5 mil for a lad who hasn't even featured for us and wasn't likely to even had he remained a Watford player. Sell-on and buy-back clauses in place - good business, mate. SAHornet
  • Score: 1

4:45pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Andrew1963 says...

The boy goes for a lot more than we sold Wil Buckley for (who had a positive impact on the first team) and people still complain! All football clubs buy and sell. The key difference is we wont face every transfer window looking over our shoulder thinking how the team will survive the loss of first teamers like Mariappa; Sordell or Graham. Just be pleased we are selling players with potential rather vthan signing players with potential like Hoskins and Ainsworth.
The boy goes for a lot more than we sold Wil Buckley for (who had a positive impact on the first team) and people still complain! All football clubs buy and sell. The key difference is we wont face every transfer window looking over our shoulder thinking how the team will survive the loss of first teamers like Mariappa; Sordell or Graham. Just be pleased we are selling players with potential rather vthan signing players with potential like Hoskins and Ainsworth. Andrew1963
  • Score: 0

4:47pm Wed 31 Jul 13

andyhooked says...

I can not belive the amount of money being talked about. In the lower leagues who would pay 1.1 quid no matter over how many years, sell on fees and him playing international football! Good luck to the lad anyway.
I can not belive the amount of money being talked about. In the lower leagues who would pay 1.1 quid no matter over how many years, sell on fees and him playing international football! Good luck to the lad anyway. andyhooked
  • Score: -3

5:07pm Wed 31 Jul 13

the jesterwestport says...

JohnnyHornet wrote:
allentrev wrote:
HornetJJ wrote:
DR Hornet wrote:
With the Pozzo's every player has a price and normally a high one. He had a year to go on his contract. Over £1.1M is an astonishing amount of money. It's good business for an unproven striker with potential. Also we must thank Palace for this business.
I wouldn't thank Palace for anything!
I wouldn't thank Palace for anything either! From the sounds of it (assuming you can trust what's been said) we have got a fair bit of cash out of this. Hopefully it will go towards ground reconstruction rather than dividend payments!
Best move for the kids development, could not see him getting much game time at the VIC and if he does fill his potential and becomes hot property 'we' have first refusal (cant be bad)!!
Whilst I agree with sentiments towards BA, I cannot understand how anyone could criticise the Pozzo's if they pocketed every single penny and got slashed up for a month on it....Heavens sake they have just landed us with the best season we have possibly ever had without actually getting the main prize, and probably £25m worth of long term footballing talent some people need to get real on how business works.
totally agree at last someone sees sense
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allentrev[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HornetJJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DR Hornet[/bold] wrote: With the Pozzo's every player has a price and normally a high one. He had a year to go on his contract. Over £1.1M is an astonishing amount of money. It's good business for an unproven striker with potential. Also we must thank Palace for this business.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't thank Palace for anything![/p][/quote]I wouldn't thank Palace for anything either! From the sounds of it (assuming you can trust what's been said) we have got a fair bit of cash out of this. Hopefully it will go towards ground reconstruction rather than dividend payments! Best move for the kids development, could not see him getting much game time at the VIC and if he does fill his potential and becomes hot property 'we' have first refusal (cant be bad)!![/p][/quote]Whilst I agree with sentiments towards BA, I cannot understand how anyone could criticise the Pozzo's if they pocketed every single penny and got slashed up for a month on it....Heavens sake they have just landed us with the best season we have possibly ever had without actually getting the main prize, and probably £25m worth of long term footballing talent some people need to get real on how business works.[/p][/quote]totally agree at last someone sees sense the jesterwestport
  • Score: 0

5:38pm Wed 31 Jul 13

CARDIFFHORN says...

Will the last Englishman out of Vicarage Road please turn out the light!!
Will the last Englishman out of Vicarage Road please turn out the light!! CARDIFFHORN
  • Score: -6

5:55pm Wed 31 Jul 13

jasonwatford says...

im really glad some of you on here only get to watch Watford from your seats , You sit there and talk absolute dribble about selling a player most of you know nothing about for 1.5 million...yes 1.5 million....a player who needs game time to improve which he wont get here at present. Zola will have got to see him daily and his coaches would have given zola their thoughts on the lad...But no Zola doesn't need to know what he see on a daily basis or listen to other football people he just needs to ask a few plonkers on here that know all about our players. Just tired of reading absolute crap
im really glad some of you on here only get to watch Watford from your seats , You sit there and talk absolute dribble about selling a player most of you know nothing about for 1.5 million...yes 1.5 million....a player who needs game time to improve which he wont get here at present. Zola will have got to see him daily and his coaches would have given zola their thoughts on the lad...But no Zola doesn't need to know what he see on a daily basis or listen to other football people he just needs to ask a few plonkers on here that know all about our players. Just tired of reading absolute crap jasonwatford
  • Score: 6

6:46pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Scullion says...

SAHornet wrote:
Brilliant piece of business. 1.5mil for BA? I didn't believe it when I heard that figure. Shows how safe we are in the hands of people who can conduct their business this shrewdly. Well done Pozzo's.
I agree completely this is a superb piece of shrewd business nous.. £1.5 for a rooky striker who would add little value to an impressive strike force this year is simply smart business. Well done Watford and this makes me even more confident we are in the safe hands financially now. No one needs be upset on this. Buy back option another safe guard......brilliant business brain at work here....
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: Brilliant piece of business. 1.5mil for BA? I didn't believe it when I heard that figure. Shows how safe we are in the hands of people who can conduct their business this shrewdly. Well done Pozzo's.[/p][/quote]I agree completely this is a superb piece of shrewd business nous.. £1.5 for a rooky striker who would add little value to an impressive strike force this year is simply smart business. Well done Watford and this makes me even more confident we are in the safe hands financially now. No one needs be upset on this. Buy back option another safe guard......brilliant business brain at work here.... Scullion
  • Score: 1

6:49pm Wed 31 Jul 13

DuffmanWFC says...

I was at first dissapointed at the sale of Britt - he was from the academy, he offered potential and did well at Southend!
However Zola does know his squad best and to think we got £1.5M for a player that hasn't even proved his worth at Championship level is amaizing!
If you rewind the clock back a year we wouldn't of even got £200K for the lad so this sort of money for our 5th choice striker is amaizing!
We are no longer pushovers in the transfer market and we have a better squad then last season!
I believe a 3rd choice keeper, two central midfielders and a striker are still on the cards plus a left winger/wing back!
I'm also led to believe that Britt is not English so to the last English man out turn the lights out comment I say... If your good enough you play regardless of nationality!
Not many English players in Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City or Man Utd squads is there? Anyway they tend to be over hyped and over paid!
I'd rather Zola pick his players then some on this site... Oh thank god he does!
I was at first dissapointed at the sale of Britt - he was from the academy, he offered potential and did well at Southend! However Zola does know his squad best and to think we got £1.5M for a player that hasn't even proved his worth at Championship level is amaizing! If you rewind the clock back a year we wouldn't of even got £200K for the lad so this sort of money for our 5th choice striker is amaizing! We are no longer pushovers in the transfer market and we have a better squad then last season! I believe a 3rd choice keeper, two central midfielders and a striker are still on the cards plus a left winger/wing back! I'm also led to believe that Britt is not English so to the last English man out turn the lights out comment I say... If your good enough you play regardless of nationality! Not many English players in Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City or Man Utd squads is there? Anyway they tend to be over hyped and over paid! I'd rather Zola pick his players then some on this site... Oh thank god he does! DuffmanWFC
  • Score: 1

7:00pm Wed 31 Jul 13

bigmeuprudeboy says...

Duffman, Britt came to England as a young child, you are either a racist type or just thick but probably both, so by your logic John Barnes isnt 'English' either?

reckon they should ban scum like you on this site, no place for racists like you at WFC.
Duffman, Britt came to England as a young child, you are either a racist type or just thick but probably both, so by your logic John Barnes isnt 'English' either? reckon they should ban scum like you on this site, no place for racists like you at WFC. bigmeuprudeboy
  • Score: -3

7:29pm Wed 31 Jul 13

ramage1996 says...

Maybe Duffman should go and tell him he isnt English?
Maybe Duffman should go and tell him he isnt English? ramage1996
  • Score: 1

7:49pm Wed 31 Jul 13

KeithMercer says...

bigmeuprudeboy wrote:
Duffman, Britt came to England as a young child, you are either a racist type or just thick but probably both, so by your logic John Barnes isnt 'English' either?

reckon they should ban scum like you on this site, no place for racists like you at WFC.
Big ! you really are a sad one with this pathetic post !!!
Duffman is one of the most respected, knowledgeable well informed fair minded posters on this site. For you to make these slurs is quite unacceptable and you should withdraw them very quickly. You really are not welcome on this site with your pathetic attempts to wind people up. I have questioned your authenticity in the past and this latest post confirms all my worst fears. NOW GO DO ONE RUDEBOY !!!
[quote][p][bold]bigmeuprudeboy[/bold] wrote: Duffman, Britt came to England as a young child, you are either a racist type or just thick but probably both, so by your logic John Barnes isnt 'English' either? reckon they should ban scum like you on this site, no place for racists like you at WFC.[/p][/quote]Big ! you really are a sad one with this pathetic post !!! Duffman is one of the most respected, knowledgeable well informed fair minded posters on this site. For you to make these slurs is quite unacceptable and you should withdraw them very quickly. You really are not welcome on this site with your pathetic attempts to wind people up. I have questioned your authenticity in the past and this latest post confirms all my worst fears. NOW GO DO ONE RUDEBOY !!! KeithMercer
  • Score: 4

8:17pm Wed 31 Jul 13

bigmeuprudeboy says...

This Duffman chap should be banned, im not a snitch so I have not reported this clown but im sure others will be offended by his comments, and if you are backing him up then thats more a reflection on you really as i despise racists and believe that this Duffman bloke wouldn't be so sure about himself in my presence.
This Duffman chap should be banned, im not a snitch so I have not reported this clown but im sure others will be offended by his comments, and if you are backing him up then thats more a reflection on you really as i despise racists and believe that this Duffman bloke wouldn't be so sure about himself in my presence. bigmeuprudeboy
  • Score: -6

8:28pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Komodo Hornet 31 says...

Whoever prints the teams shirts must be doubly happy he has moved on now.
Whoever prints the teams shirts must be doubly happy he has moved on now. Komodo Hornet 31
  • Score: 0

9:20pm Wed 31 Jul 13

DuffmanWFC says...

I can't believe that some ill minded idiots are calling ma a racist because I've said that Britt isn't English!
Zaire was where he was born and that's his nationality! I say he isn't English because of an ill informed fact that someone else said he was English and made suggestions of Watfords lack of English based players... Which is wrong!
I'm not a racist and people who know me know this, I have a lot of black and Asian friends too who will back me up on this!
I've not posted any remark that says I'm racist and I apologise to anyone who thinks I've offended them! I'm big enough to stand up to the bull some post on this site! Go away you stupid part time fools!
There are more people who will back me on this so I thank them!
I can't believe that some ill minded idiots are calling ma a racist because I've said that Britt isn't English! Zaire was where he was born and that's his nationality! I say he isn't English because of an ill informed fact that someone else said he was English and made suggestions of Watfords lack of English based players... Which is wrong! I'm not a racist and people who know me know this, I have a lot of black and Asian friends too who will back me up on this! I've not posted any remark that says I'm racist and I apologise to anyone who thinks I've offended them! I'm big enough to stand up to the bull some post on this site! Go away you stupid part time fools! There are more people who will back me on this so I thank them! DuffmanWFC
  • Score: 4

9:27pm Wed 31 Jul 13

DuffmanWFC says...

8:17pm Wed 31 Jul 13
bigmeuprudeboy says...

This Duffman chap should be banned, im not a snitch so I have not reported this clown but im sure others will be offended by his comments, and if you are backing him up then thats more a reflection on you really as i despise racists and believe that this Duffman bloke wouldn't be so sure about himself in my presence.

Duffman Says: Big me up? Who the f**k are you? Never seen you post on here!
Your a joke! I've made no racist comment and never will do!
Now if you are a big boy you should apologise, feel free to report me.... For What? Cassetti isn't English... Neither is Abdi... But I still have there names on my shirts! Yep a massive racist am I?
It's people like you that cause trouble so man up and admit your wrong.
8:17pm Wed 31 Jul 13 bigmeuprudeboy says... This Duffman chap should be banned, im not a snitch so I have not reported this clown but im sure others will be offended by his comments, and if you are backing him up then thats more a reflection on you really as i despise racists and believe that this Duffman bloke wouldn't be so sure about himself in my presence. Duffman Says: Big me up? Who the f**k are you? Never seen you post on here! Your a joke! I've made no racist comment and never will do! Now if you are a big boy you should apologise, feel free to report me.... For What? Cassetti isn't English... Neither is Abdi... But I still have there names on my shirts! Yep a massive racist am I? It's people like you that cause trouble so man up and admit your wrong. DuffmanWFC
  • Score: 4

9:37pm Wed 31 Jul 13

londomollari says...

bigmeuprudeboy wrote:
This Duffman chap should be banned, im not a snitch so I have not reported this clown but im sure others will be offended by his comments, and if you are backing him up then thats more a reflection on you really as i despise racists and believe that this Duffman bloke wouldn't be so sure about himself in my presence.
Actually, I am offended by YOUR intolerance. In modern society, people like you are far too ready to throw around accusations of racism and sexism at the merest hint of not being politically correct. Did Duffman make any reference to colour? Britt was born in Zaire---.I don't know if he qualifies as English under the FA rules for match day squads. I don't know his citizenship details---and that is probably none of my business. The comment ' not English' can be perfectly happily, if not politically correctly, applied to the fact he was not born in this country. The most Duffman is guilty of is lack of political correctness. Is it racist to say the Italians and Spanish at Watford are not English?
I have spent years of my life fighting and campaigning against racism, and I now despair when people like you make such frivolous accusations.
[quote][p][bold]bigmeuprudeboy[/bold] wrote: This Duffman chap should be banned, im not a snitch so I have not reported this clown but im sure others will be offended by his comments, and if you are backing him up then thats more a reflection on you really as i despise racists and believe that this Duffman bloke wouldn't be so sure about himself in my presence.[/p][/quote]Actually, I am offended by YOUR intolerance. In modern society, people like you are far too ready to throw around accusations of racism and sexism at the merest hint of not being politically correct. Did Duffman make any reference to colour? Britt was born in Zaire---.I don't know if he qualifies as English under the FA rules for match day squads. I don't know his citizenship details---and that is probably none of my business. The comment ' not English' can be perfectly happily, if not politically correctly, applied to the fact he was not born in this country. The most Duffman is guilty of is lack of political correctness. Is it racist to say the Italians and Spanish at Watford are not English? I have spent years of my life fighting and campaigning against racism, and I now despair when people like you make such frivolous accusations. londomollari
  • Score: 5

9:40pm Wed 31 Jul 13

londomollari says...

londomollari wrote:
bigmeuprudeboy wrote:
This Duffman chap should be banned, im not a snitch so I have not reported this clown but im sure others will be offended by his comments, and if you are backing him up then thats more a reflection on you really as i despise racists and believe that this Duffman bloke wouldn't be so sure about himself in my presence.
Actually, I am offended by YOUR intolerance. In modern society, people like you are far too ready to throw around accusations of racism and sexism at the merest hint of not being politically correct. Did Duffman make any reference to colour? Britt was born in Zaire---.I don't know if he qualifies as English under the FA rules for match day squads. I don't know his citizenship details---and that is probably none of my business. The comment ' not English' can be perfectly happily, if not politically correctly, applied to the fact he was not born in this country. The most Duffman is guilty of is lack of political correctness. Is it racist to say the Italians and Spanish at Watford are not English?
I have spent years of my life fighting and campaigning against racism, and I now despair when people like you make such frivolous accusations.
B u99er! I swore I would never lose my temper and spout politics on this site. But it was such a stupid comment----. Sorry about that. Back to football.
[quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigmeuprudeboy[/bold] wrote: This Duffman chap should be banned, im not a snitch so I have not reported this clown but im sure others will be offended by his comments, and if you are backing him up then thats more a reflection on you really as i despise racists and believe that this Duffman bloke wouldn't be so sure about himself in my presence.[/p][/quote]Actually, I am offended by YOUR intolerance. In modern society, people like you are far too ready to throw around accusations of racism and sexism at the merest hint of not being politically correct. Did Duffman make any reference to colour? Britt was born in Zaire---.I don't know if he qualifies as English under the FA rules for match day squads. I don't know his citizenship details---and that is probably none of my business. The comment ' not English' can be perfectly happily, if not politically correctly, applied to the fact he was not born in this country. The most Duffman is guilty of is lack of political correctness. Is it racist to say the Italians and Spanish at Watford are not English? I have spent years of my life fighting and campaigning against racism, and I now despair when people like you make such frivolous accusations.[/p][/quote]B u99er! I swore I would never lose my temper and spout politics on this site. But it was such a stupid comment----. Sorry about that. Back to football. londomollari
  • Score: 1

9:48pm Wed 31 Jul 13

DuffmanWFC says...

Thank you Keith Mercer and Londomollari for your posts, I'm not a racist and I'm deeply offended buy the suggestion I am!
I don't like the fact that some trouble maker can come onto our site and post this nonsense! For this I appologise
Thank you Keith Mercer and Londomollari for your posts, I'm not a racist and I'm deeply offended buy the suggestion I am! I don't like the fact that some trouble maker can come onto our site and post this nonsense! For this I appologise DuffmanWFC
  • Score: 3

9:54pm Wed 31 Jul 13

londomollari says...

DuffmanWFC wrote:
Thank you Keith Mercer and Londomollari for your posts, I'm not a racist and I'm deeply offended buy the suggestion I am!
I don't like the fact that some trouble maker can come onto our site and post this nonsense! For this I appologise
No need to apologise. The guy is a nob
[quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: Thank you Keith Mercer and Londomollari for your posts, I'm not a racist and I'm deeply offended buy the suggestion I am! I don't like the fact that some trouble maker can come onto our site and post this nonsense! For this I appologise[/p][/quote]No need to apologise. The guy is a nob londomollari
  • Score: 1

9:59pm Wed 31 Jul 13

KeithMercer says...

No problem Duffers ! I have never met you but have read enough of your posts to know this fool rudeboy is a joke and his comments are preposterous and trouble making at best.
Keep up with your posts, most of which are well balanced, educated and always pozzotive. Take it easy pal and rest assured 99% on here respect your views.
No problem Duffers ! I have never met you but have read enough of your posts to know this fool rudeboy is a joke and his comments are preposterous and trouble making at best. Keep up with your posts, most of which are well balanced, educated and always pozzotive. Take it easy pal and rest assured 99% on here respect your views. KeithMercer
  • Score: 3

12:29am Thu 1 Aug 13

Larrythe Loafer 'Orn says...

Wikipedia has the answer
Highest Transfer Fee Paid – £1.5m to Watford FC for Britt Assombalonga, July 2013

Very good price for a young player with short term left on contract.

Good luck to him and let's hope he goes on from strength to strength.
Wikipedia has the answer Highest Transfer Fee Paid – £1.5m to Watford FC for Britt Assombalonga, July 2013 Very good price for a young player with short term left on contract. Good luck to him and let's hope he goes on from strength to strength. Larrythe Loafer 'Orn
  • Score: 1

5:22pm Thu 1 Aug 13

SAHornet says...

bigmeuprudeboy wrote:
This Duffman chap should be banned, im not a snitch so I have not reported this clown but im sure others will be offended by his comments, and if you are backing him up then thats more a reflection on you really as i despise racists and believe that this Duffman bloke wouldn't be so sure about himself in my presence.
What a bell-end you are! Where's the racial slur in stating that a chap is or isn't English. It's you that the mischief maker here pal, not Duffers so go take your nasty rancor to another site. Try Luton's site, that's where you belong. Nob !
[quote][p][bold]bigmeuprudeboy[/bold] wrote: This Duffman chap should be banned, im not a snitch so I have not reported this clown but im sure others will be offended by his comments, and if you are backing him up then thats more a reflection on you really as i despise racists and believe that this Duffman bloke wouldn't be so sure about himself in my presence.[/p][/quote]What a bell-end you are! Where's the racial slur in stating that a chap is or isn't English. It's you that the mischief maker here pal, not Duffers so go take your nasty rancor to another site. Try Luton's site, that's where you belong. Nob ! SAHornet
  • Score: 2

7:45pm Thu 1 Aug 13

mickallen57 says...

No time for name callers saw no offence what so ever in Duffman's post. Why can't we keep chat on the football.
Talking of Britts signing what a great bit of business . I wish him well but I guess this is a win win situation . Posh have a great prospect we have a good price Britt will surely play more football.COYH
No time for name callers saw no offence what so ever in Duffman's post. Why can't we keep chat on the football. Talking of Britts signing what a great bit of business . I wish him well but I guess this is a win win situation . Posh have a great prospect we have a good price Britt will surely play more football.COYH mickallen57
  • Score: 1

8:29pm Thu 1 Aug 13

hemel_hornet says...

SAHornet and Keith Mercer its not your argument so why get involved?

Personally I thought that bigmeuprudeboys comments were a bit OTT but I would defend his right to be offensive.

The guy is obviously hugely passionate about the goldenboys and has good ideas about team formations and players. Suggestions that he is not genuine and a luton fan are obvious nonsence and just lazy!

The whole response to him seems over orchestrated and no doubt the result of some perceived sleight from months ago on another thread (perhaps related to match day atmosphere and the 1881)?

The amount of time some of you spend on here, as reflected by the number of posts you submit, suggests that the site is a big part of your lives. As a result you seem very precious and easy to offend. No doubt this has been festering for a long time and you have been waiting for just such an opportunity to push him off the site.

I for one think it would be a poorer place for it.

Cue the bell-end and ( K ) nob responses Xxx
SAHornet and Keith Mercer its not your argument so why get involved? Personally I thought that bigmeuprudeboys comments were a bit OTT but I would defend his right to be offensive. The guy is obviously hugely passionate about the goldenboys and has good ideas about team formations and players. Suggestions that he is not genuine and a luton fan are obvious nonsence and just lazy! The whole response to him seems over orchestrated and no doubt the result of some perceived sleight from months ago on another thread (perhaps related to match day atmosphere and the 1881)? The amount of time some of you spend on here, as reflected by the number of posts you submit, suggests that the site is a big part of your lives. As a result you seem very precious and easy to offend. No doubt this has been festering for a long time and you have been waiting for just such an opportunity to push him off the site. I for one think it would be a poorer place for it. Cue the bell-end and ( K ) nob responses Xxx hemel_hornet
  • Score: 0

8:53pm Thu 1 Aug 13

lutondown says...

bigmeuprudeboy wrote:
Duffman, Britt came to England as a young child, you are either a racist type or just thick but probably both, so by your logic John Barnes isnt 'English' either?

reckon they should ban scum like you on this site, no place for racists like you at WFC.
You are a complete bell end
How's that racist FFS?
You and you're ilk are everything that's wrong with our country.
UAF scumbag
[quote][p][bold]bigmeuprudeboy[/bold] wrote: Duffman, Britt came to England as a young child, you are either a racist type or just thick but probably both, so by your logic John Barnes isnt 'English' either? reckon they should ban scum like you on this site, no place for racists like you at WFC.[/p][/quote]You are a complete bell end How's that racist FFS? You and you're ilk are everything that's wrong with our country. UAF scumbag lutondown
  • Score: 0

10:53pm Thu 1 Aug 13

KeithMercer says...

hemel_hornet wrote:
SAHornet and Keith Mercer its not your argument so why get involved?

Personally I thought that bigmeuprudeboys comments were a bit OTT but I would defend his right to be offensive.

The guy is obviously hugely passionate about the goldenboys and has good ideas about team formations and players. Suggestions that he is not genuine and a luton fan are obvious nonsence and just lazy!

The whole response to him seems over orchestrated and no doubt the result of some perceived sleight from months ago on another thread (perhaps related to match day atmosphere and the 1881)?

The amount of time some of you spend on here, as reflected by the number of posts you submit, suggests that the site is a big part of your lives. As a result you seem very precious and easy to offend. No doubt this has been festering for a long time and you have been waiting for just such an opportunity to push him off the site.

I for one think it would be a poorer place for it.

Cue the bell-end and ( K ) nob responses Xxx
well its not your argument either is it HH but you seem happy to spout your opinion which you are more than entitled to do so. But I feel your generalizations are little more than that ! and pretty wide of the mark.So who is being lazy now ?You say you defend his right to be offensive but then you feel the need to defend him as someone has the balls to voice their disgust at his antics and offensive slurs !!
I am not into name calling its you who cued the bell end and K nob references ! and I certainly didnt label someone as THICK RACIST SCUM so maybe you need to think a little bit more before engaging the mouthpiece .
[quote][p][bold]hemel_hornet[/bold] wrote: SAHornet and Keith Mercer its not your argument so why get involved? Personally I thought that bigmeuprudeboys comments were a bit OTT but I would defend his right to be offensive. The guy is obviously hugely passionate about the goldenboys and has good ideas about team formations and players. Suggestions that he is not genuine and a luton fan are obvious nonsence and just lazy! The whole response to him seems over orchestrated and no doubt the result of some perceived sleight from months ago on another thread (perhaps related to match day atmosphere and the 1881)? The amount of time some of you spend on here, as reflected by the number of posts you submit, suggests that the site is a big part of your lives. As a result you seem very precious and easy to offend. No doubt this has been festering for a long time and you have been waiting for just such an opportunity to push him off the site. I for one think it would be a poorer place for it. Cue the bell-end and ( K ) nob responses Xxx[/p][/quote]well its not your argument either is it HH but you seem happy to spout your opinion which you are more than entitled to do so. But I feel your generalizations are little more than that ! and pretty wide of the mark.So who is being lazy now ?You say you defend his right to be offensive but then you feel the need to defend him as someone has the balls to voice their disgust at his antics and offensive slurs !! I am not into name calling its you who cued the bell end and K nob references ! and I certainly didnt label someone as THICK RACIST SCUM so maybe you need to think a little bit more before engaging the mouthpiece . KeithMercer
  • Score: 1

6:47am Fri 2 Aug 13

SAHornet says...

KeithMercer wrote:
hemel_hornet wrote:
SAHornet and Keith Mercer its not your argument so why get involved?

Personally I thought that bigmeuprudeboys comments were a bit OTT but I would defend his right to be offensive.

The guy is obviously hugely passionate about the goldenboys and has good ideas about team formations and players. Suggestions that he is not genuine and a luton fan are obvious nonsence and just lazy!

The whole response to him seems over orchestrated and no doubt the result of some perceived sleight from months ago on another thread (perhaps related to match day atmosphere and the 1881)?

The amount of time some of you spend on here, as reflected by the number of posts you submit, suggests that the site is a big part of your lives. As a result you seem very precious and easy to offend. No doubt this has been festering for a long time and you have been waiting for just such an opportunity to push him off the site.

I for one think it would be a poorer place for it.

Cue the bell-end and ( K ) nob responses Xxx
well its not your argument either is it HH but you seem happy to spout your opinion which you are more than entitled to do so. But I feel your generalizations are little more than that ! and pretty wide of the mark.So who is being lazy now ?You say you defend his right to be offensive but then you feel the need to defend him as someone has the balls to voice their disgust at his antics and offensive slurs !!
I am not into name calling its you who cued the bell end and K nob references ! and I certainly didnt label someone as THICK RACIST SCUM so maybe you need to think a little bit more before engaging the mouthpiece .
Very well said Jeff. HH, it's not ok to play the race card when, clearly, the race card was not being played. It's more that just mischievous, it's borderline malicious, so rudeboy was bang out of order, I'd say.
[quote][p][bold]KeithMercer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hemel_hornet[/bold] wrote: SAHornet and Keith Mercer its not your argument so why get involved? Personally I thought that bigmeuprudeboys comments were a bit OTT but I would defend his right to be offensive. The guy is obviously hugely passionate about the goldenboys and has good ideas about team formations and players. Suggestions that he is not genuine and a luton fan are obvious nonsence and just lazy! The whole response to him seems over orchestrated and no doubt the result of some perceived sleight from months ago on another thread (perhaps related to match day atmosphere and the 1881)? The amount of time some of you spend on here, as reflected by the number of posts you submit, suggests that the site is a big part of your lives. As a result you seem very precious and easy to offend. No doubt this has been festering for a long time and you have been waiting for just such an opportunity to push him off the site. I for one think it would be a poorer place for it. Cue the bell-end and ( K ) nob responses Xxx[/p][/quote]well its not your argument either is it HH but you seem happy to spout your opinion which you are more than entitled to do so. But I feel your generalizations are little more than that ! and pretty wide of the mark.So who is being lazy now ?You say you defend his right to be offensive but then you feel the need to defend him as someone has the balls to voice their disgust at his antics and offensive slurs !! I am not into name calling its you who cued the bell end and K nob references ! and I certainly didnt label someone as THICK RACIST SCUM so maybe you need to think a little bit more before engaging the mouthpiece .[/p][/quote]Very well said Jeff. HH, it's not ok to play the race card when, clearly, the race card was not being played. It's more that just mischievous, it's borderline malicious, so rudeboy was bang out of order, I'd say. SAHornet
  • Score: 0

11:06am Fri 2 Aug 13

1234566789 says...

SAHornet wrote:
KeithMercer wrote:
hemel_hornet wrote:
SAHornet and Keith Mercer its not your argument so why get involved?

Personally I thought that bigmeuprudeboys comments were a bit OTT but I would defend his right to be offensive.

The guy is obviously hugely passionate about the goldenboys and has good ideas about team formations and players. Suggestions that he is not genuine and a luton fan are obvious nonsence and just lazy!

The whole response to him seems over orchestrated and no doubt the result of some perceived sleight from months ago on another thread (perhaps related to match day atmosphere and the 1881)?

The amount of time some of you spend on here, as reflected by the number of posts you submit, suggests that the site is a big part of your lives. As a result you seem very precious and easy to offend. No doubt this has been festering for a long time and you have been waiting for just such an opportunity to push him off the site.

I for one think it would be a poorer place for it.

Cue the bell-end and ( K ) nob responses Xxx
well its not your argument either is it HH but you seem happy to spout your opinion which you are more than entitled to do so. But I feel your generalizations are little more than that ! and pretty wide of the mark.So who is being lazy now ?You say you defend his right to be offensive but then you feel the need to defend him as someone has the balls to voice their disgust at his antics and offensive slurs !!
I am not into name calling its you who cued the bell end and K nob references ! and I certainly didnt label someone as THICK RACIST SCUM so maybe you need to think a little bit more before engaging the mouthpiece .
Very well said Jeff. HH, it's not ok to play the race card when, clearly, the race card was not being played. It's more that just mischievous, it's borderline malicious, so rudeboy was bang out of order, I'd say.
Hang on, didn't you label me racist (xenophobic) the other week, just for suggesting that your comments on Fitz Hall were invalid having never seen him play live?

Double standards?
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KeithMercer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hemel_hornet[/bold] wrote: SAHornet and Keith Mercer its not your argument so why get involved? Personally I thought that bigmeuprudeboys comments were a bit OTT but I would defend his right to be offensive. The guy is obviously hugely passionate about the goldenboys and has good ideas about team formations and players. Suggestions that he is not genuine and a luton fan are obvious nonsence and just lazy! The whole response to him seems over orchestrated and no doubt the result of some perceived sleight from months ago on another thread (perhaps related to match day atmosphere and the 1881)? The amount of time some of you spend on here, as reflected by the number of posts you submit, suggests that the site is a big part of your lives. As a result you seem very precious and easy to offend. No doubt this has been festering for a long time and you have been waiting for just such an opportunity to push him off the site. I for one think it would be a poorer place for it. Cue the bell-end and ( K ) nob responses Xxx[/p][/quote]well its not your argument either is it HH but you seem happy to spout your opinion which you are more than entitled to do so. But I feel your generalizations are little more than that ! and pretty wide of the mark.So who is being lazy now ?You say you defend his right to be offensive but then you feel the need to defend him as someone has the balls to voice their disgust at his antics and offensive slurs !! I am not into name calling its you who cued the bell end and K nob references ! and I certainly didnt label someone as THICK RACIST SCUM so maybe you need to think a little bit more before engaging the mouthpiece .[/p][/quote]Very well said Jeff. HH, it's not ok to play the race card when, clearly, the race card was not being played. It's more that just mischievous, it's borderline malicious, so rudeboy was bang out of order, I'd say.[/p][/quote]Hang on, didn't you label me racist (xenophobic) the other week, just for suggesting that your comments on Fitz Hall were invalid having never seen him play live? Double standards? 1234566789
  • Score: -1

11:07am Fri 2 Aug 13

1234566789 says...

1234566789 wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
KeithMercer wrote:
hemel_hornet wrote:
SAHornet and Keith Mercer its not your argument so why get involved?

Personally I thought that bigmeuprudeboys comments were a bit OTT but I would defend his right to be offensive.

The guy is obviously hugely passionate about the goldenboys and has good ideas about team formations and players. Suggestions that he is not genuine and a luton fan are obvious nonsence and just lazy!

The whole response to him seems over orchestrated and no doubt the result of some perceived sleight from months ago on another thread (perhaps related to match day atmosphere and the 1881)?

The amount of time some of you spend on here, as reflected by the number of posts you submit, suggests that the site is a big part of your lives. As a result you seem very precious and easy to offend. No doubt this has been festering for a long time and you have been waiting for just such an opportunity to push him off the site.

I for one think it would be a poorer place for it.

Cue the bell-end and ( K ) nob responses Xxx
well its not your argument either is it HH but you seem happy to spout your opinion which you are more than entitled to do so. But I feel your generalizations are little more than that ! and pretty wide of the mark.So who is being lazy now ?You say you defend his right to be offensive but then you feel the need to defend him as someone has the balls to voice their disgust at his antics and offensive slurs !!
I am not into name calling its you who cued the bell end and K nob references ! and I certainly didnt label someone as THICK RACIST SCUM so maybe you need to think a little bit more before engaging the mouthpiece .
Very well said Jeff. HH, it's not ok to play the race card when, clearly, the race card was not being played. It's more that just mischievous, it's borderline malicious, so rudeboy was bang out of order, I'd say.
Hang on, didn't you label me racist (xenophobic) the other week, just for suggesting that your comments on Fitz Hall were invalid having never seen him play live?

Double standards?
By the way - I don't agree with this "Big me up rude boy" fella - it quite clearly wasn't meant in a racist way so we prob should all just move on.
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KeithMercer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hemel_hornet[/bold] wrote: SAHornet and Keith Mercer its not your argument so why get involved? Personally I thought that bigmeuprudeboys comments were a bit OTT but I would defend his right to be offensive. The guy is obviously hugely passionate about the goldenboys and has good ideas about team formations and players. Suggestions that he is not genuine and a luton fan are obvious nonsence and just lazy! The whole response to him seems over orchestrated and no doubt the result of some perceived sleight from months ago on another thread (perhaps related to match day atmosphere and the 1881)? The amount of time some of you spend on here, as reflected by the number of posts you submit, suggests that the site is a big part of your lives. As a result you seem very precious and easy to offend. No doubt this has been festering for a long time and you have been waiting for just such an opportunity to push him off the site. I for one think it would be a poorer place for it. Cue the bell-end and ( K ) nob responses Xxx[/p][/quote]well its not your argument either is it HH but you seem happy to spout your opinion which you are more than entitled to do so. But I feel your generalizations are little more than that ! and pretty wide of the mark.So who is being lazy now ?You say you defend his right to be offensive but then you feel the need to defend him as someone has the balls to voice their disgust at his antics and offensive slurs !! I am not into name calling its you who cued the bell end and K nob references ! and I certainly didnt label someone as THICK RACIST SCUM so maybe you need to think a little bit more before engaging the mouthpiece .[/p][/quote]Very well said Jeff. HH, it's not ok to play the race card when, clearly, the race card was not being played. It's more that just mischievous, it's borderline malicious, so rudeboy was bang out of order, I'd say.[/p][/quote]Hang on, didn't you label me racist (xenophobic) the other week, just for suggesting that your comments on Fitz Hall were invalid having never seen him play live? Double standards?[/p][/quote]By the way - I don't agree with this "Big me up rude boy" fella - it quite clearly wasn't meant in a racist way so we prob should all just move on. 1234566789
  • Score: 1

3:44pm Fri 2 Aug 13

hemel_hornet says...

1234566789 wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
KeithMercer wrote:
hemel_hornet wrote:
SAHornet and Keith Mercer its not your argument so why get involved?

Personally I thought that bigmeuprudeboys comments were a bit OTT but I would defend his right to be offensive.

The guy is obviously hugely passionate about the goldenboys and has good ideas about team formations and players. Suggestions that he is not genuine and a luton fan are obvious nonsence and just lazy!

The whole response to him seems over orchestrated and no doubt the result of some perceived sleight from months ago on another thread (perhaps related to match day atmosphere and the 1881)?

The amount of time some of you spend on here, as reflected by the number of posts you submit, suggests that the site is a big part of your lives. As a result you seem very precious and easy to offend. No doubt this has been festering for a long time and you have been waiting for just such an opportunity to push him off the site.

I for one think it would be a poorer place for it.

Cue the bell-end and ( K ) nob responses Xxx
well its not your argument either is it HH but you seem happy to spout your opinion which you are more than entitled to do so. But I feel your generalizations are little more than that ! and pretty wide of the mark.So who is being lazy now ?You say you defend his right to be offensive but then you feel the need to defend him as someone has the balls to voice their disgust at his antics and offensive slurs !!
I am not into name calling its you who cued the bell end and K nob references ! and I certainly didnt label someone as THICK RACIST SCUM so maybe you need to think a little bit more before engaging the mouthpiece .
Very well said Jeff. HH, it's not ok to play the race card when, clearly, the race card was not being played. It's more that just mischievous, it's borderline malicious, so rudeboy was bang out of order, I'd say.
Hang on, didn't you label me racist (xenophobic) the other week, just for suggesting that your comments on Fitz Hall were invalid having never seen him play live?

Double standards?
HaHa Priceless!
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KeithMercer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hemel_hornet[/bold] wrote: SAHornet and Keith Mercer its not your argument so why get involved? Personally I thought that bigmeuprudeboys comments were a bit OTT but I would defend his right to be offensive. The guy is obviously hugely passionate about the goldenboys and has good ideas about team formations and players. Suggestions that he is not genuine and a luton fan are obvious nonsence and just lazy! The whole response to him seems over orchestrated and no doubt the result of some perceived sleight from months ago on another thread (perhaps related to match day atmosphere and the 1881)? The amount of time some of you spend on here, as reflected by the number of posts you submit, suggests that the site is a big part of your lives. As a result you seem very precious and easy to offend. No doubt this has been festering for a long time and you have been waiting for just such an opportunity to push him off the site. I for one think it would be a poorer place for it. Cue the bell-end and ( K ) nob responses Xxx[/p][/quote]well its not your argument either is it HH but you seem happy to spout your opinion which you are more than entitled to do so. But I feel your generalizations are little more than that ! and pretty wide of the mark.So who is being lazy now ?You say you defend his right to be offensive but then you feel the need to defend him as someone has the balls to voice their disgust at his antics and offensive slurs !! I am not into name calling its you who cued the bell end and K nob references ! and I certainly didnt label someone as THICK RACIST SCUM so maybe you need to think a little bit more before engaging the mouthpiece .[/p][/quote]Very well said Jeff. HH, it's not ok to play the race card when, clearly, the race card was not being played. It's more that just mischievous, it's borderline malicious, so rudeboy was bang out of order, I'd say.[/p][/quote]Hang on, didn't you label me racist (xenophobic) the other week, just for suggesting that your comments on Fitz Hall were invalid having never seen him play live? Double standards?[/p][/quote]HaHa Priceless! hemel_hornet
  • Score: -1

3:47pm Fri 2 Aug 13

hemel_hornet says...

lutondown wrote:
bigmeuprudeboy wrote:
Duffman, Britt came to England as a young child, you are either a racist type or just thick but probably both, so by your logic John Barnes isnt 'English' either?

reckon they should ban scum like you on this site, no place for racists like you at WFC.
You are a complete bell end
How's that racist FFS?
You and you're ilk are everything that's wrong with our country.
UAF scumbag
God your angry!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigmeuprudeboy[/bold] wrote: Duffman, Britt came to England as a young child, you are either a racist type or just thick but probably both, so by your logic John Barnes isnt 'English' either? reckon they should ban scum like you on this site, no place for racists like you at WFC.[/p][/quote]You are a complete bell end How's that racist FFS? You and you're ilk are everything that's wrong with our country. UAF scumbag[/p][/quote]God your angry! hemel_hornet
  • Score: -1

4:29pm Fri 2 Aug 13

hemel_hornet says...

hemel_hornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
bigmeuprudeboy wrote:
Duffman, Britt came to England as a young child, you are either a racist type or just thick but probably both, so by your logic John Barnes isnt 'English' either?

reckon they should ban scum like you on this site, no place for racists like you at WFC.
You are a complete bell end
How's that racist FFS?
You and you're ilk are everything that's wrong with our country.
UAF scumbag
God your angry!
Oh yeah I remember your so angry on here that you try and get people on here to meet you for a fight at West Herts Sports Club. So a case of the pot calling the kettle black when you call other people bell ends.
[quote][p][bold]hemel_hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigmeuprudeboy[/bold] wrote: Duffman, Britt came to England as a young child, you are either a racist type or just thick but probably both, so by your logic John Barnes isnt 'English' either? reckon they should ban scum like you on this site, no place for racists like you at WFC.[/p][/quote]You are a complete bell end How's that racist FFS? You and you're ilk are everything that's wrong with our country. UAF scumbag[/p][/quote]God your angry![/p][/quote]Oh yeah I remember your so angry on here that you try and get people on here to meet you for a fight at West Herts Sports Club. So a case of the pot calling the kettle black when you call other people bell ends. hemel_hornet
  • Score: -1

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