Gianfranco Zola said injuries were not to blame for Watford's 3-0 defeat against Yeovil Town

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Gianfranco Zola says Watford’s injury problems were not to blame for the Hornets’ 3-0 defeat against Yeovil Town with the Italian adding “we had more than enough, with due respect, to beat Yeovil”.

Lloyd Doyley, Ikechi Anya, Almen Abdi, Tommie Hoban, Essaid Belkalem, Josh McEachran and Manuel Almunia all missed the game due to injury and illness.

But the Watford head coach was adamant his side was strong enough to overcome the Glovers at Vicarage Road.

When asked if the injury problems were to blame, Zola said: “Today it didn’t play any part. Against Bolton you could say that but not today because we had more than enough, with due respect, to beat Yeovil.”

Byron Webster nodded the visitors in front from a Liam Davis corner in first half stoppage time as, once again, Watford were punished for dealing with a set-piece.

“I am disappointed,” Zola admitted. “To be honest I am disappointed with the referee as well. It was 20 seconds over the time but he said he had to let them take it.

“When the time is over, it is over. So that corner should not have been taken in the first place. But I am not pleased about that (conceding from set-pieces).

“It is another game where I don’t see a goal coming and then it comes, so it is tough. The second goal was disappointing because it came from another mistake we made and that is not good. We do not need that at the moment.”

Listen to a large part of Zola's press conference below.

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11:05am Mon 2 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

Don't blame the referee for any of this dude. The rest of it I agree with and as usual GZ is stating what we already know.

I won't vent any more, I've done enough of that. I want us to win tomorrow.

Let's see what happens...

HC
Don't blame the referee for any of this dude. The rest of it I agree with and as usual GZ is stating what we already know. I won't vent any more, I've done enough of that. I want us to win tomorrow. Let's see what happens... HC Hornet Cornet

11:29am Mon 2 Dec 13

AngelHornet says...

He is always disappointed, but still insists on playing the same formation.
He is always disappointed, but still insists on playing the same formation. AngelHornet

11:32am Mon 2 Dec 13

dorphil says...

I agree with GFZ the ref played over nearly 3 mins over he indicated at least 1 min over. Our luck has been devastatingly poor lately and I don't care what anybody says you always need luck.
One of our main problems is not defending from crosses and giving the ball away in defencive areas but if we can improve these we are still creating enough chances to win games.
When we get Abdi back it will be great boost
I agree with GFZ the ref played over nearly 3 mins over he indicated at least 1 min over. Our luck has been devastatingly poor lately and I don't care what anybody says you always need luck. One of our main problems is not defending from crosses and giving the ball away in defencive areas but if we can improve these we are still creating enough chances to win games. When we get Abdi back it will be great boost dorphil

11:40am Mon 2 Dec 13

CARDIFFHORN says...

dorphil wrote:
I agree with GFZ the ref played over nearly 3 mins over he indicated at least 1 min over. Our luck has been devastatingly poor lately and I don't care what anybody says you always need luck.
One of our main problems is not defending from crosses and giving the ball away in defencive areas but if we can improve these we are still creating enough chances to win games.
When we get Abdi back it will be great boost
It will great boost to have Abdi back but don't expect miracles as he has been out a fair while!
[quote][p][bold]dorphil[/bold] wrote: I agree with GFZ the ref played over nearly 3 mins over he indicated at least 1 min over. Our luck has been devastatingly poor lately and I don't care what anybody says you always need luck. One of our main problems is not defending from crosses and giving the ball away in defencive areas but if we can improve these we are still creating enough chances to win games. When we get Abdi back it will be great boost[/p][/quote]It will great boost to have Abdi back but don't expect miracles as he has been out a fair while! CARDIFFHORN

11:42am Mon 2 Dec 13

peter10531089 says...

I think something needs to change but that does not necessarilly mean the manager. Like most people (I suspect) I like Zola and the way he has us trying to play but he does need to demonstrate a flexibility that to date we havent seen from him. Also it would be good for the Pozzo's to come out in support of him and make a statement about possible January arrivals (if they are not planning on a replacement of course) - not a criticism of the Pozzo's just a comment - the Pozzo's are grown ups and will realise that there are grumblings from the support as expectation levels have risen on the back of a fantastic first season - the Pozzo's stating that this is a long term plan and that they back Zola to succeed might take some of the pressure on the team that (after a promising initial 40 minutes) seemed to weigh heavy on the team and from his comments the manager.

So many teams a re making changes - Owen Colye left Wigan this morning - it would be good to see Watford do things differently and back the man who let us not forget, on the back of last season was being touted for other roles in the summer but siad he had a job to finish at Watford.
I think something needs to change but that does not necessarilly mean the manager. Like most people (I suspect) I like Zola and the way he has us trying to play but he does need to demonstrate a flexibility that to date we havent seen from him. Also it would be good for the Pozzo's to come out in support of him and make a statement about possible January arrivals (if they are not planning on a replacement of course) - not a criticism of the Pozzo's just a comment - the Pozzo's are grown ups and will realise that there are grumblings from the support as expectation levels have risen on the back of a fantastic first season - the Pozzo's stating that this is a long term plan and that they back Zola to succeed might take some of the pressure on the team that (after a promising initial 40 minutes) seemed to weigh heavy on the team and from his comments the manager. So many teams a re making changes - Owen Colye left Wigan this morning - it would be good to see Watford do things differently and back the man who let us not forget, on the back of last season was being touted for other roles in the summer but siad he had a job to finish at Watford. peter10531089

12:24pm Mon 2 Dec 13

holtonian says...

What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.
What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club. holtonian

12:34pm Mon 2 Dec 13

rousman 2 says...

We will get a result at Burnley the away form is good the system we play is more suited to playing away than at home teams dont put 10 men behind the ball when they are the home side.
We will get a result at Burnley the away form is good the system we play is more suited to playing away than at home teams dont put 10 men behind the ball when they are the home side. rousman 2

12:42pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Les Dyttle says...

I think Zola's comment that he couldn't see a Yeovil goal coming highlights the problem. To me it was obvious from the first set piece that Webster would be a major threat, especially as we seemed content for him to be the last man at the far post, instead of putting a defender either side of him. Do we have a defensive coach? Is there nobody on our bench who can identify a problem and do something about it? It also shows lack of leadership & organisation on the pitch. Hopefully Fitz plays Tuesday as he will provide such leadership and organisation.
I think Zola's comment that he couldn't see a Yeovil goal coming highlights the problem. To me it was obvious from the first set piece that Webster would be a major threat, especially as we seemed content for him to be the last man at the far post, instead of putting a defender either side of him. Do we have a defensive coach? Is there nobody on our bench who can identify a problem and do something about it? It also shows lack of leadership & organisation on the pitch. Hopefully Fitz plays Tuesday as he will provide such leadership and organisation. Les Dyttle

12:45pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Harry's Bar says...

Agree about the second goal, we didn't need that. Why is Pudil going backwards when we're one nil down at home to Yeovil . Then he get's dispossessed only for Ekstrand to make a halfhearted attempt at retrieving the situation.
Agree about the second goal, we didn't need that. Why is Pudil going backwards when we're one nil down at home to Yeovil . Then he get's dispossessed only for Ekstrand to make a halfhearted attempt at retrieving the situation. Harry's Bar

12:46pm Mon 2 Dec 13

demerit says...

holtonian wrote:
What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.
"Quality"? What exactly do you mean by that? For goodness sake, we got rid of a manager with more quality in order to get GFZ!!
[quote][p][bold]holtonian[/bold] wrote: What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.[/p][/quote]"Quality"? What exactly do you mean by that? For goodness sake, we got rid of a manager with more quality in order to get GFZ!! demerit

12:48pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Boosey says...

GZ, please do not speak to the press anymore this week, shut up shop and get a siege mentality going throughout the squad.
I know from experience that modern day man management is not managing, it's baby sitting and unfortunately we do have some babies in the team.
We, as supporters know it's a big possibilty we will lose the game when, the players enter the playing area on a day when the weather is perfect for football and that playing surface is one of the best in the land and some players come out wearing gloves and tights, we just know there will be no fight from them.
Ban gloves and tights and tell them to earn the right to play sexy football by getting stuck in for once and please give the captaincy to Nos.
I admit my patience is wearing thin but I sincerely hope you have enough to pull through, good luck for this week.
I really hope that at least one player reads this and organises a group gathering and thrash out their differences for the sake of the team and GZ.
GZ, please do not speak to the press anymore this week, shut up shop and get a siege mentality going throughout the squad. I know from experience that modern day man management is not managing, it's baby sitting and unfortunately we do have some babies in the team. We, as supporters know it's a big possibilty we will lose the game when, the players enter the playing area on a day when the weather is perfect for football and that playing surface is one of the best in the land and some players come out wearing gloves and tights, we just know there will be no fight from them. Ban gloves and tights and tell them to earn the right to play sexy football by getting stuck in for once and please give the captaincy to Nos. I admit my patience is wearing thin but I sincerely hope you have enough to pull through, good luck for this week. I really hope that at least one player reads this and organises a group gathering and thrash out their differences for the sake of the team and GZ. Boosey

12:49pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

rousman 2 wrote:
We will get a result at Burnley the away form is good the system we play is more suited to playing away than at home teams dont put 10 men behind the ball when they are the home side.
Are you sure about this? We're so low on confidence and tactical ability, I don't know where you're confidence is coming from?

Just asking...
[quote][p][bold]rousman 2[/bold] wrote: We will get a result at Burnley the away form is good the system we play is more suited to playing away than at home teams dont put 10 men behind the ball when they are the home side.[/p][/quote]Are you sure about this? We're so low on confidence and tactical ability, I don't know where you're confidence is coming from? Just asking... Hornet Cornet

12:53pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

demerit wrote:
holtonian wrote: What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.
"Quality"? What exactly do you mean by that? For goodness sake, we got rid of a manager with more quality in order to get GFZ!!
Agreed. SD is doing a lot more, without spending power nor the financial backing that we have in reserve. GZ was a quality striker. At neither club has he yet proved to be a real Quality manager.

HC
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holtonian[/bold] wrote: What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.[/p][/quote]"Quality"? What exactly do you mean by that? For goodness sake, we got rid of a manager with more quality in order to get GFZ!![/p][/quote]Agreed. SD is doing a lot more, without spending power nor the financial backing that we have in reserve. GZ was a quality striker. At neither club has he yet proved to be a real Quality manager. HC Hornet Cornet

12:58pm Mon 2 Dec 13

rousman 2 says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
rousman 2 wrote:
We will get a result at Burnley the away form is good the system we play is more suited to playing away than at home teams dont put 10 men behind the ball when they are the home side.
Are you sure about this? We're so low on confidence and tactical ability, I don't know where you're confidence is coming from?

Just asking...
I have seen every home game & been to 3 away the team has all season been playing better away in my opinion. The system we play is fine when we are the away side we just need to adjust it when we are at home. I hope !!
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rousman 2[/bold] wrote: We will get a result at Burnley the away form is good the system we play is more suited to playing away than at home teams dont put 10 men behind the ball when they are the home side.[/p][/quote]Are you sure about this? We're so low on confidence and tactical ability, I don't know where you're confidence is coming from? Just asking...[/p][/quote]I have seen every home game & been to 3 away the team has all season been playing better away in my opinion. The system we play is fine when we are the away side we just need to adjust it when we are at home. I hope !! rousman 2

1:48pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Harry's Bar says...

Boosey wrote:
GZ, please do not speak to the press anymore this week, shut up shop and get a siege mentality going throughout the squad.
I know from experience that modern day man management is not managing, it's baby sitting and unfortunately we do have some babies in the team.
We, as supporters know it's a big possibilty we will lose the game when, the players enter the playing area on a day when the weather is perfect for football and that playing surface is one of the best in the land and some players come out wearing gloves and tights, we just know there will be no fight from them.
Ban gloves and tights and tell them to earn the right to play sexy football by getting stuck in for once and please give the captaincy to Nos.
I admit my patience is wearing thin but I sincerely hope you have enough to pull through, good luck for this week.
I really hope that at least one player reads this and organises a group gathering and thrash out their differences for the sake of the team and GZ.
If there are personal differences between certain players and it's affecting performances it has to be sorted out, and quickly. A team meeting is a good way of addressing issues and everyone needs to to be together in that dressing room tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: GZ, please do not speak to the press anymore this week, shut up shop and get a siege mentality going throughout the squad. I know from experience that modern day man management is not managing, it's baby sitting and unfortunately we do have some babies in the team. We, as supporters know it's a big possibilty we will lose the game when, the players enter the playing area on a day when the weather is perfect for football and that playing surface is one of the best in the land and some players come out wearing gloves and tights, we just know there will be no fight from them. Ban gloves and tights and tell them to earn the right to play sexy football by getting stuck in for once and please give the captaincy to Nos. I admit my patience is wearing thin but I sincerely hope you have enough to pull through, good luck for this week. I really hope that at least one player reads this and organises a group gathering and thrash out their differences for the sake of the team and GZ.[/p][/quote]If there are personal differences between certain players and it's affecting performances it has to be sorted out, and quickly. A team meeting is a good way of addressing issues and everyone needs to to be together in that dressing room tomorrow. Harry's Bar

1:50pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

rousman 2 wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
rousman 2 wrote: We will get a result at Burnley the away form is good the system we play is more suited to playing away than at home teams dont put 10 men behind the ball when they are the home side.
Are you sure about this? We're so low on confidence and tactical ability, I don't know where you're confidence is coming from? Just asking...
I have seen every home game & been to 3 away the team has all season been playing better away in my opinion. The system we play is fine when we are the away side we just need to adjust it when we are at home. I hope !!
Fair points - fingers crossed things come good for us tomorrow.

HC
[quote][p][bold]rousman 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rousman 2[/bold] wrote: We will get a result at Burnley the away form is good the system we play is more suited to playing away than at home teams dont put 10 men behind the ball when they are the home side.[/p][/quote]Are you sure about this? We're so low on confidence and tactical ability, I don't know where you're confidence is coming from? Just asking...[/p][/quote]I have seen every home game & been to 3 away the team has all season been playing better away in my opinion. The system we play is fine when we are the away side we just need to adjust it when we are at home. I hope !![/p][/quote]Fair points - fingers crossed things come good for us tomorrow. HC Hornet Cornet

2:14pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Harry's Bar says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
demerit wrote:
holtonian wrote: What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.
"Quality"? What exactly do you mean by that? For goodness sake, we got rid of a manager with more quality in order to get GFZ!!
Agreed. SD is doing a lot more, without spending power nor the financial backing that we have in reserve. GZ was a quality striker. At neither club has he yet proved to be a real Quality manager.

HC
Dyche may be doing well at the moment but I wouldn't bet against us finishing above Burnley this season. Our run will coincide with their slump, starting tomorrow (maybe).
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holtonian[/bold] wrote: What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.[/p][/quote]"Quality"? What exactly do you mean by that? For goodness sake, we got rid of a manager with more quality in order to get GFZ!![/p][/quote]Agreed. SD is doing a lot more, without spending power nor the financial backing that we have in reserve. GZ was a quality striker. At neither club has he yet proved to be a real Quality manager. HC[/p][/quote]Dyche may be doing well at the moment but I wouldn't bet against us finishing above Burnley this season. Our run will coincide with their slump, starting tomorrow (maybe). Harry's Bar

2:38pm Mon 2 Dec 13

smarkymark says...

Dream on son they will muller us lol
Dream on son they will muller us lol smarkymark

2:47pm Mon 2 Dec 13

rogeruk says...

facts are facts:

In fact the last away win (The last win|) was 5th October v Huddersfield
Today is 2nd December
Zola has 23 points
Of the last 24 last available points he has taken only 5 (which equates to I in 5 points)
29 games left at 3 pts. = 87 points
On current form Zola will get another 18 points
Total points for the season would be; 41 points
Conclusion not only certain relegation but finishing bottom of the championship.

If relegated would be financially catastrophic for Watford.

Opinions are just that opinions these are facts: This is why Zola has to go!
The next two games are Burnley and Leeds both away (both top 6) if Zola is still manager and loses both games these the numbers will be much worse!

On current form over the last 8 games (50% of the season so far) Watford are the worst team in the championship!
facts are facts: In fact the last away win (The last win|) was 5th October v Huddersfield Today is 2nd December Zola has 23 points Of the last 24 last available points he has taken only 5 (which equates to I in 5 points) 29 games left at 3 pts. = 87 points On current form Zola will get another 18 points Total points for the season would be; 41 points Conclusion not only certain relegation but finishing bottom of the championship. If relegated would be financially catastrophic for Watford. Opinions are just that opinions these are facts: This is why Zola has to go! The next two games are Burnley and Leeds both away (both top 6) if Zola is still manager and loses both games these the numbers will be much worse! On current form over the last 8 games (50% of the season so far) Watford are the worst team in the championship! rogeruk

3:33pm Mon 2 Dec 13

apatters says...

I just can't imagine GfZ giving it large in the changing room. I feel that we are lacking a midfield enforcer, the captain is away from the action in goal and our team of artists need someone to shout at them and get them in line. More than any other division you need perspiration as well as inspiration - the next John Eustace/Jonathan Hogg where are you?
I just can't imagine GfZ giving it large in the changing room. I feel that we are lacking a midfield enforcer, the captain is away from the action in goal and our team of artists need someone to shout at them and get them in line. More than any other division you need perspiration as well as inspiration - the next John Eustace/Jonathan Hogg where are you? apatters

4:00pm Mon 2 Dec 13

stiffler99 says...

rogeruk wrote:
facts are facts: In fact the last away win (The last win|) was 5th October v Huddersfield Today is 2nd December Zola has 23 points Of the last 24 last available points he has taken only 5 (which equates to I in 5 points) 29 games left at 3 pts. = 87 points On current form Zola will get another 18 points Total points for the season would be; 41 points Conclusion not only certain relegation but finishing bottom of the championship. If relegated would be financially catastrophic for Watford. Opinions are just that opinions these are facts: This is why Zola has to go! The next two games are Burnley and Leeds both away (both top 6) if Zola is still manager and loses both games these the numbers will be much worse! On current form over the last 8 games (50% of the season so far) Watford are the worst team in the championship!
Panic! Panic! Calm down dear. We will not be relegated.

I would be far more concerned if we were being totally outplayed each game.
[quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: facts are facts: In fact the last away win (The last win|) was 5th October v Huddersfield Today is 2nd December Zola has 23 points Of the last 24 last available points he has taken only 5 (which equates to I in 5 points) 29 games left at 3 pts. = 87 points On current form Zola will get another 18 points Total points for the season would be; 41 points Conclusion not only certain relegation but finishing bottom of the championship. If relegated would be financially catastrophic for Watford. Opinions are just that opinions these are facts: This is why Zola has to go! The next two games are Burnley and Leeds both away (both top 6) if Zola is still manager and loses both games these the numbers will be much worse! On current form over the last 8 games (50% of the season so far) Watford are the worst team in the championship![/p][/quote]Panic! Panic! Calm down dear. We will not be relegated. I would be far more concerned if we were being totally outplayed each game. stiffler99

4:16pm Mon 2 Dec 13

demerit says...

stiffler99 wrote:
rogeruk wrote:
facts are facts: In fact the last away win (The last win|) was 5th October v Huddersfield Today is 2nd December Zola has 23 points Of the last 24 last available points he has taken only 5 (which equates to I in 5 points) 29 games left at 3 pts. = 87 points On current form Zola will get another 18 points Total points for the season would be; 41 points Conclusion not only certain relegation but finishing bottom of the championship. If relegated would be financially catastrophic for Watford. Opinions are just that opinions these are facts: This is why Zola has to go! The next two games are Burnley and Leeds both away (both top 6) if Zola is still manager and loses both games these the numbers will be much worse! On current form over the last 8 games (50% of the season so far) Watford are the worst team in the championship!
Panic! Panic! Calm down dear. We will not be relegated.

I would be far more concerned if we were being totally outplayed each game.
Yes, just a bit of over-reaction there I think Roger. Behind all the glitz and glamour, there is a business. And, unlike most other clubs, a business run by business people. Whether GFZ is there or Mickey Mouse, the Pozzos will not let that happen. I can relate for your frustration though.
[quote][p][bold]stiffler99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: facts are facts: In fact the last away win (The last win|) was 5th October v Huddersfield Today is 2nd December Zola has 23 points Of the last 24 last available points he has taken only 5 (which equates to I in 5 points) 29 games left at 3 pts. = 87 points On current form Zola will get another 18 points Total points for the season would be; 41 points Conclusion not only certain relegation but finishing bottom of the championship. If relegated would be financially catastrophic for Watford. Opinions are just that opinions these are facts: This is why Zola has to go! The next two games are Burnley and Leeds both away (both top 6) if Zola is still manager and loses both games these the numbers will be much worse! On current form over the last 8 games (50% of the season so far) Watford are the worst team in the championship![/p][/quote]Panic! Panic! Calm down dear. We will not be relegated. I would be far more concerned if we were being totally outplayed each game.[/p][/quote]Yes, just a bit of over-reaction there I think Roger. Behind all the glitz and glamour, there is a business. And, unlike most other clubs, a business run by business people. Whether GFZ is there or Mickey Mouse, the Pozzos will not let that happen. I can relate for your frustration though. demerit

4:31pm Mon 2 Dec 13

tommy gunn says...

Once we find the back of the net some confidence will return and, surprisingly, it may be easier away against Burnley where expectation is less. How do you get confidence back? you can keep on telling a player that he is good and form will return but in the end an individual must find this himself. Confidence is like mercury and can easily slip away. Keep the faith.
Once we find the back of the net some confidence will return and, surprisingly, it may be easier away against Burnley where expectation is less. How do you get confidence back? you can keep on telling a player that he is good and form will return but in the end an individual must find this himself. Confidence is like mercury and can easily slip away. Keep the faith. tommy gunn

4:44pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
demerit wrote:
holtonian wrote: What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.
"Quality"? What exactly do you mean by that? For goodness sake, we got rid of a manager with more quality in order to get GFZ!!
Agreed. SD is doing a lot more, without spending power nor the financial backing that we have in reserve. GZ was a quality striker. At neither club has he yet proved to be a real Quality manager. HC
Dyche may be doing well at the moment but I wouldn't bet against us finishing above Burnley this season. Our run will coincide with their slump, starting tomorrow (maybe).
Hope you're right- I have, as everyone may have noticed, a bit down in the dumps at the moment and am struggling to see anything that will riase my hopes.

Maybe tomorrow night will be the start of the turnaround... I'm not going to predict any result though.

Right, who's going to thumbds-down me? Let's be having you !!!

HC

P.S: In case anyone is curious , that last bit was a bit of light banter
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holtonian[/bold] wrote: What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.[/p][/quote]"Quality"? What exactly do you mean by that? For goodness sake, we got rid of a manager with more quality in order to get GFZ!![/p][/quote]Agreed. SD is doing a lot more, without spending power nor the financial backing that we have in reserve. GZ was a quality striker. At neither club has he yet proved to be a real Quality manager. HC[/p][/quote]Dyche may be doing well at the moment but I wouldn't bet against us finishing above Burnley this season. Our run will coincide with their slump, starting tomorrow (maybe).[/p][/quote]Hope you're right- I have, as everyone may have noticed, a bit down in the dumps at the moment and am struggling to see anything that will riase my hopes. Maybe tomorrow night will be the start of the turnaround... I'm not going to predict any result though. Right, who's going to thumbds-down me? Let's be having you !!! HC P.S: In case anyone is curious , that last bit was a bit of light banter Hornet Cornet

5:00pm Mon 2 Dec 13

andyrankin says...

holtonian wrote:
What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.
you are mixing up Zola's playing credentials with his managerial credentials.
Zola has not even started to prove himself as a decent manager either with West Ham or Us.
[quote][p][bold]holtonian[/bold] wrote: What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.[/p][/quote]you are mixing up Zola's playing credentials with his managerial credentials. Zola has not even started to prove himself as a decent manager either with West Ham or Us. andyrankin

5:39pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

andyrankin wrote:
holtonian wrote:
What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.
you are mixing up Zola's playing credentials with his managerial credentials.
Zola has not even started to prove himself as a decent manager either with West Ham or Us.
Exactly what many of us have been saying. We want Watford to succeed but cannot see it happening with the current management team. IF Deeney is misbehaving then drop him. He isnt scoring anyway. IF Deeney hasnt misbehaved then thr Pozzo's need to act.

We all want the best for WFC but 'us' lot cannot see GZ helping us to get there.
HC
[quote][p][bold]andyrankin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holtonian[/bold] wrote: What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.[/p][/quote]you are mixing up Zola's playing credentials with his managerial credentials. Zola has not even started to prove himself as a decent manager either with West Ham or Us.[/p][/quote]Exactly what many of us have been saying. We want Watford to succeed but cannot see it happening with the current management team. IF Deeney is misbehaving then drop him. He isnt scoring anyway. IF Deeney hasnt misbehaved then thr Pozzo's need to act. We all want the best for WFC but 'us' lot cannot see GZ helping us to get there. HC Hornet Cornet

6:14pm Mon 2 Dec 13

rousman 2 says...

apatters wrote:
I just can't imagine GfZ giving it large in the changing room. I feel that we are lacking a midfield enforcer, the captain is away from the action in goal and our team of artists need someone to shout at them and get them in line. More than any other division you need perspiration as well as inspiration - the next John Eustace/Jonathan Hogg where are you?
Why let Eustace go in the first place & then sell Hogg ? after all the so called replacements are not up to much are they ?
[quote][p][bold]apatters[/bold] wrote: I just can't imagine GfZ giving it large in the changing room. I feel that we are lacking a midfield enforcer, the captain is away from the action in goal and our team of artists need someone to shout at them and get them in line. More than any other division you need perspiration as well as inspiration - the next John Eustace/Jonathan Hogg where are you?[/p][/quote]Why let Eustace go in the first place & then sell Hogg ? after all the so called replacements are not up to much are they ? rousman 2

6:43pm Mon 2 Dec 13

allgood says...

apatters wrote:
I just can't imagine GfZ giving it large in the changing room. I feel that we are lacking a midfield enforcer, the captain is away from the action in goal and our team of artists need someone to shout at them and get them in line. More than any other division you need perspiration as well as inspiration - the next John Eustace/Jonathan Hogg where are you?
Yes I remember Vialli admitting defeat with the overpaid rubbish he brought in and going out and signing Gavin Mahon.
[quote][p][bold]apatters[/bold] wrote: I just can't imagine GfZ giving it large in the changing room. I feel that we are lacking a midfield enforcer, the captain is away from the action in goal and our team of artists need someone to shout at them and get them in line. More than any other division you need perspiration as well as inspiration - the next John Eustace/Jonathan Hogg where are you?[/p][/quote]Yes I remember Vialli admitting defeat with the overpaid rubbish he brought in and going out and signing Gavin Mahon. allgood

8:55pm Mon 2 Dec 13

holtonian says...

andyrankin wrote:
holtonian wrote:
What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.
you are mixing up Zola's playing credentials with his managerial credentials.
Zola has not even started to prove himself as a decent manager either with West Ham or Us.
Fair point but anyone can see what his intentions are on the park our blend of skill is a pleasure to watch.I am as frustrated as most are in our results, but know by keeping the faith it will pay . Common sense should tell you we have a huge Italian connection now at the club.The doubters will eat there words.
[quote][p][bold]andyrankin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holtonian[/bold] wrote: What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.[/p][/quote]you are mixing up Zola's playing credentials with his managerial credentials. Zola has not even started to prove himself as a decent manager either with West Ham or Us.[/p][/quote]Fair point but anyone can see what his intentions are on the park our blend of skill is a pleasure to watch.I am as frustrated as most are in our results, but know by keeping the faith it will pay . Common sense should tell you we have a huge Italian connection now at the club.The doubters will eat there words. holtonian

9:37pm Mon 2 Dec 13

demerit says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
demerit wrote:
holtonian wrote: What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.
"Quality"? What exactly do you mean by that? For goodness sake, we got rid of a manager with more quality in order to get GFZ!!
Agreed. SD is doing a lot more, without spending power nor the financial backing that we have in reserve. GZ was a quality striker. At neither club has he yet proved to be a real Quality manager.

HC
Dyche may be doing well at the moment but I wouldn't bet against us finishing above Burnley this season. Our run will coincide with their slump, starting tomorrow (maybe).
I'd give up gambling if I was you.
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holtonian[/bold] wrote: What a stupid interviewer. Dont need that type of talk of sacking. There is no way we would get a man of Gianfrancos quality at our small club.[/p][/quote]"Quality"? What exactly do you mean by that? For goodness sake, we got rid of a manager with more quality in order to get GFZ!![/p][/quote]Agreed. SD is doing a lot more, without spending power nor the financial backing that we have in reserve. GZ was a quality striker. At neither club has he yet proved to be a real Quality manager. HC[/p][/quote]Dyche may be doing well at the moment but I wouldn't bet against us finishing above Burnley this season. Our run will coincide with their slump, starting tomorrow (maybe).[/p][/quote]I'd give up gambling if I was you. demerit

11:25pm Mon 2 Dec 13

JohnnyBarnes says...

rogeruk wrote:
facts are facts:

In fact the last away win (The last win|) was 5th October v Huddersfield
Today is 2nd December
Zola has 23 points
Of the last 24 last available points he has taken only 5 (which equates to I in 5 points)
29 games left at 3 pts. = 87 points
On current form Zola will get another 18 points
Total points for the season would be; 41 points
Conclusion not only certain relegation but finishing bottom of the championship.

If relegated would be financially catastrophic for Watford.

Opinions are just that opinions these are facts: This is why Zola has to go!
The next two games are Burnley and Leeds both away (both top 6) if Zola is still manager and loses both games these the numbers will be much worse!

On current form over the last 8 games (50% of the season so far) Watford are the worst team in the championship!
Haha, brilliant... possibly my favourite ever post.
Let's cherry-pick some information and call them undeniable facts that lead to only one possible conclusion.
QPR lost their last game. That is undeniabl. And if that continues, they eill score ZERO points between now and the end of the season and go down! Oh my god, sack Harry Redknapp... get rid of their squad, they need to start from scratch at Loftus Road!

The same people who are slating Zola are the same ones who slated him afterour 'poor' start last season, who are the same ones that begged on here for him to stay faithful and not go to Chelsea in the summer.

Ridiculous.

... and actually rather boring now.
[quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: facts are facts: In fact the last away win (The last win|) was 5th October v Huddersfield Today is 2nd December Zola has 23 points Of the last 24 last available points he has taken only 5 (which equates to I in 5 points) 29 games left at 3 pts. = 87 points On current form Zola will get another 18 points Total points for the season would be; 41 points Conclusion not only certain relegation but finishing bottom of the championship. If relegated would be financially catastrophic for Watford. Opinions are just that opinions these are facts: This is why Zola has to go! The next two games are Burnley and Leeds both away (both top 6) if Zola is still manager and loses both games these the numbers will be much worse! On current form over the last 8 games (50% of the season so far) Watford are the worst team in the championship![/p][/quote]Haha, brilliant... possibly my favourite ever post. Let's cherry-pick some information and call them undeniable facts that lead to only one possible conclusion. QPR lost their last game. That is undeniabl. And if that continues, they eill score ZERO points between now and the end of the season and go down! Oh my god, sack Harry Redknapp... get rid of their squad, they need to start from scratch at Loftus Road! The same people who are slating Zola are the same ones who slated him afterour 'poor' start last season, who are the same ones that begged on here for him to stay faithful and not go to Chelsea in the summer. Ridiculous. ... and actually rather boring now. JohnnyBarnes

1:00am Tue 3 Dec 13

rogeruk says...

JohnnyBarnes wrote:
rogeruk wrote:
facts are facts:

In fact the last away win (The last win|) was 5th October v Huddersfield
Today is 2nd December
Zola has 23 points
Of the last 24 last available points he has taken only 5 (which equates to I in 5 points)
29 games left at 3 pts. = 87 points
On current form Zola will get another 18 points
Total points for the season would be; 41 points
Conclusion not only certain relegation but finishing bottom of the championship.

If relegated would be financially catastrophic for Watford.

Opinions are just that opinions these are facts: This is why Zola has to go!
The next two games are Burnley and Leeds both away (both top 6) if Zola is still manager and loses both games these the numbers will be much worse!

On current form over the last 8 games (50% of the season so far) Watford are the worst team in the championship!
Haha, brilliant... possibly my favourite ever post.
Let's cherry-pick some information and call them undeniable facts that lead to only one possible conclusion.
QPR lost their last game. That is undeniabl. And if that continues, they eill score ZERO points between now and the end of the season and go down! Oh my god, sack Harry Redknapp... get rid of their squad, they need to start from scratch at Loftus Road!

The same people who are slating Zola are the same ones who slated him afterour 'poor' start last season, who are the same ones that begged on here for him to stay faithful and not go to Chelsea in the summer.

Ridiculous.

... and actually rather boring now.
I'll tell you what's brilliant is you comparing a QPR ‘one off’ game situation with a Watford situation over Eight games. When you are this bad at judgement the last thing you want is to write it down and post it for the whole world to see how dim you are!

I'm guessing most fans (less you) knows on a 'one off' game in the championship anything can happen likewise; the premier league (Hull 3 Liverpool 1), nobody would make a judgement on a ‘one off’ we are discussing here an Eight game dire situation. Is there a reason you can't understand the difference between 1 and 8?

I realise it is 'above your head' the Watford situation is over 8 games (last win 5th October and as I previously said 50% of the season so far) the situation is grave! I am replying not for your sake but for the few people that will understand what a fool you make of yourself!
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyBarnes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: facts are facts: In fact the last away win (The last win|) was 5th October v Huddersfield Today is 2nd December Zola has 23 points Of the last 24 last available points he has taken only 5 (which equates to I in 5 points) 29 games left at 3 pts. = 87 points On current form Zola will get another 18 points Total points for the season would be; 41 points Conclusion not only certain relegation but finishing bottom of the championship. If relegated would be financially catastrophic for Watford. Opinions are just that opinions these are facts: This is why Zola has to go! The next two games are Burnley and Leeds both away (both top 6) if Zola is still manager and loses both games these the numbers will be much worse! On current form over the last 8 games (50% of the season so far) Watford are the worst team in the championship![/p][/quote]Haha, brilliant... possibly my favourite ever post. Let's cherry-pick some information and call them undeniable facts that lead to only one possible conclusion. QPR lost their last game. That is undeniabl. And if that continues, they eill score ZERO points between now and the end of the season and go down! Oh my god, sack Harry Redknapp... get rid of their squad, they need to start from scratch at Loftus Road! The same people who are slating Zola are the same ones who slated him afterour 'poor' start last season, who are the same ones that begged on here for him to stay faithful and not go to Chelsea in the summer. Ridiculous. ... and actually rather boring now.[/p][/quote]I'll tell you what's brilliant is you comparing a QPR ‘one off’ game situation with a Watford situation over Eight games. When you are this bad at judgement the last thing you want is to write it down and post it for the whole world to see how dim you are! I'm guessing most fans (less you) knows on a 'one off' game in the championship anything can happen likewise; the premier league (Hull 3 Liverpool 1), nobody would make a judgement on a ‘one off’ we are discussing here an Eight game dire situation. Is there a reason you can't understand the difference between 1 and 8? I realise it is 'above your head' the Watford situation is over 8 games (last win 5th October and as I previously said 50% of the season so far) the situation is grave! I am replying not for your sake but for the few people that will understand what a fool you make of yourself! rogeruk

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