Watford will try to sign a striker and extend the loan of West Bromwich Albion's George Thorne in January

Watford Observer: Watford are keen to retain the services of George Thorne. Picture: Action Images Watford are keen to retain the services of George Thorne. Picture: Action Images

The Hornets will attempt to sign a new striker and a holding midfielder in the January transfer window, the Watford Observer understands.

We understand an additional striker and ensuring the holding midfield role is filled are the two main priorities for Watford when the January transfer window opens.

West Bromwich Albion’s defensive midfielder George Thorne has impressed the Golden Boys’ coaching staff since his arrival last month but his current deal runs out on January 2.

The Hornets will hope their good relationship with West Brom, who are managed by Gianfranco Zola’s good friend Steve Clarke, could help in their quest to retain the midfielder for the remainder of the season.

Zola said: “We hope we can keep George [for the rest of the season]. He is a player we like and he suits us. I understand that it is not only our decision. But the boy is happy to stay here as far as I know so I’m sure we will try to do the best we can to keep him, considering the relationship we have with West Brom.”

If the Baggies decide to keep Thorne at The Hawthorns for the remainder of this season, then Watford will be sure to cast an eye over to West London, with Chelsea starlet Nathaniel Chalobah’s loan spell at Nottingham Forest due to expire on January 15.

Chalobah was a key component of the Hornets' successful 2012/13 campaign but the England Under-21 international has only made five starts and two substitute appearances for Forest since he joined in mid-September.

The 19-year-old’s performances at Watford helped him earn a new contract at Chelsea but while the Hornets were keen to re-sign the player this season, they were – and are still not – willing to pay all or the majority of his new salary, which is reportedly £35,000 a week.

Zola has previously said the Blues youngster wanted to return to Vicarage Road and we understand the Golden Boys would be interested in signing Chalobah on loan if Forest or Chelsea do not want to extend their agreement beyond January.

Chalobah’s absence has been noticeable at times but the departures of Jonathan Hogg and John Eustace have arguably been more important, with Zola accepting his team have lacked an ‘enforcer’ for much of this season.

“Yes it is true,” Zola replied. “Of course people like John (Eustace) and Jonathan (Hogg) are people who have been very influential. We are missing players like them. But don’t forget that we are also missing Almen Abdi who has been one of our key players.

“We brought in a player like George Thorne as that gives the midfield that physicality we required.

“In my [ideal] midfield, they are not all three technical players. Normally there are two technical players and one more physical one. Sometimes we have had to play differently due to the circumstances because of players like Abdi missing.

“Yes we are addressing that [lack of enforcer] and we are trying to sort it out. George Thorne has already given something in that sense.”

Up front, Zola admits Watford need to be more ruthless but he was non-committal when asked whether the club would be targeting a new striker in January.

He said: “I have to work with what we have got and we all have to try our best. Of course the club may believe we need to try to make the team better with other players, it is not all down to me. I am trying to do my best to make this team improve.”

Technical director Gian Luca Nani added: “It is not just about the strikers.

“In the last two games we have played with a different system, with one striker, and it is about the balance of the team. The manager has to decide which system his team will play and what kind of player he needs for that system because it is different if you play 3-5-2, 4-3-3 or 4-5-1.

“If we believe – all together – that we need to reinforce the team in a certain position and we find the right person then for sure we will try to provide the manager and team with the best [players] we can.”

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8:19am Fri 13 Dec 13

SAHornet says...

For me, even if we continue to play 4-5-1, I would like to see Troy rested and a new striker of his ilk brought it, or perhaps Ikpeazu given a shot at leading the line. Thoughts ?
For me, even if we continue to play 4-5-1, I would like to see Troy rested and a new striker of his ilk brought it, or perhaps Ikpeazu given a shot at leading the line. Thoughts ? SAHornet

8:56am Fri 13 Dec 13

endean2 says...

make sure that this centre forward provides us with a aerial presence,as
there is none at the moment. Troy is not the greatest in the air and the
center backs appear to have neither the desire or physicality to get their
head to the ball.
As a result we are very one dimensional from set plays and going
forward generally---- no I am not asking for Hoof ball but some variety.
any ideas who would suit this role guys?
make sure that this centre forward provides us with a aerial presence,as there is none at the moment. Troy is not the greatest in the air and the center backs appear to have neither the desire or physicality to get their head to the ball. As a result we are very one dimensional from set plays and going forward generally---- no I am not asking for Hoof ball but some variety. any ideas who would suit this role guys? endean2

9:08am Fri 13 Dec 13

Harry's Bar says...

I assumed they would go for a pacey, "off the shoulder" striker to play alongside Deeney rather than an aerial presence.

Interesting article. Was there a hint of friction between Zola and Nani in there somewhere?
I assumed they would go for a pacey, "off the shoulder" striker to play alongside Deeney rather than an aerial presence. Interesting article. Was there a hint of friction between Zola and Nani in there somewhere? Harry's Bar

9:10am Fri 13 Dec 13

tonupchris says...

SAHornet wrote:
For me, even if we continue to play 4-5-1, I would like to see Troy rested and a new striker of his ilk brought it, or perhaps Ikpeazu given a shot at leading the line. Thoughts ?
Can we all forget about Ikpeazu. He is no where near the first team squad and probably won't be this season. It seems Mensah is closer and he was only in the squad because of the injuries.
We miss the pace of Vydra so I would think a player like that would be what we need.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: For me, even if we continue to play 4-5-1, I would like to see Troy rested and a new striker of his ilk brought it, or perhaps Ikpeazu given a shot at leading the line. Thoughts ?[/p][/quote]Can we all forget about Ikpeazu. He is no where near the first team squad and probably won't be this season. It seems Mensah is closer and he was only in the squad because of the injuries. We miss the pace of Vydra so I would think a player like that would be what we need. tonupchris

9:20am Fri 13 Dec 13

GoldenManc says...

I'd go for Messi
I'd go for Messi GoldenManc

9:23am Fri 13 Dec 13

WessexLad says...

DJ Campbell? Maybe not! There but for the grace of God...
DJ Campbell? Maybe not! There but for the grace of God... WessexLad

9:24am Fri 13 Dec 13

ForzaWatford says...

So who will be leaving in Jan?

I would imagine getting rid of some of the deadwood would be a priority.

Maybe a new defensive coach would be a smart move.

We need a Vydra type striker, We are seriously lacking pace at the moment.

I take it we will be doing some dealing with Udinese, let's pray they want to swap Deeney for Di Natale!
So who will be leaving in Jan? I would imagine getting rid of some of the deadwood would be a priority. Maybe a new defensive coach would be a smart move. We need a Vydra type striker, We are seriously lacking pace at the moment. I take it we will be doing some dealing with Udinese, let's pray they want to swap Deeney for Di Natale! ForzaWatford

9:24am Fri 13 Dec 13

ForzaWatford says...

WessexLad wrote:
DJ Campbell? Maybe not! There but for the grace of God...
I wouldn't bet on it, he might though.
[quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: DJ Campbell? Maybe not! There but for the grace of God...[/p][/quote]I wouldn't bet on it, he might though. ForzaWatford

9:26am Fri 13 Dec 13

ChrisG85 says...

SAHornet wrote:
For me, even if we continue to play 4-5-1, I would like to see Troy rested and a new striker of his ilk brought it, or perhaps Ikpeazu given a shot at leading the line. Thoughts ?
If Troy is scoring and returns to form there is no reason to rest him unless he is injured. Ikpeazu isn't the answer right now and won't be for a little while yet. Young, raw talent but no experience at all within league football. You can score all you like at youth level but the step up is massive to league football. This isn't to say he won't be able to cut it either but within the position we are in with many of the fans frustrated with current results playing an unexperienced forward would be more risk than what it is worth. Come the end of the season, depending on our position and the mathematical chances we have we may see these players but right now we have to move forward with our strongest, experienced squad. If Troy was to be rested the obvious replacement right now is Acuna. Despite not having much game time the guy is a goal poacher and brilliant in the air. When playing at the moment he tends to be the striker dropping back, that isn't his game.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: For me, even if we continue to play 4-5-1, I would like to see Troy rested and a new striker of his ilk brought it, or perhaps Ikpeazu given a shot at leading the line. Thoughts ?[/p][/quote]If Troy is scoring and returns to form there is no reason to rest him unless he is injured. Ikpeazu isn't the answer right now and won't be for a little while yet. Young, raw talent but no experience at all within league football. You can score all you like at youth level but the step up is massive to league football. This isn't to say he won't be able to cut it either but within the position we are in with many of the fans frustrated with current results playing an unexperienced forward would be more risk than what it is worth. Come the end of the season, depending on our position and the mathematical chances we have we may see these players but right now we have to move forward with our strongest, experienced squad. If Troy was to be rested the obvious replacement right now is Acuna. Despite not having much game time the guy is a goal poacher and brilliant in the air. When playing at the moment he tends to be the striker dropping back, that isn't his game. ChrisG85

9:31am Fri 13 Dec 13

oxheypaul says...

All I want for Christmas is Vydra.
All I want for Christmas is Vydra. oxheypaul

9:38am Fri 13 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

reading the article it seems they're not looking for a striker at all. Don't understand why the article title suggests they are ???
reading the article it seems they're not looking for a striker at all. Don't understand why the article title suggests they are ??? Mickey Quinn, not so thin

9:53am Fri 13 Dec 13

Letsalldothecongaforbrittassombalonga says...

endean2 wrote:
make sure that this centre forward provides us with a aerial presence,as
there is none at the moment. Troy is not the greatest in the air and the
center backs appear to have neither the desire or physicality to get their
head to the ball.
As a result we are very one dimensional from set plays and going
forward generally---- no I am not asking for Hoof ball but some variety.
any ideas who would suit this role guys?
How about Sylvan Ebanks-Blake?
He has been out of contract since the summer when wolves released him and he is a proven goal scorer in the champ.
Callum Wilson from Coventry would also be nice but we may not be able to afford his wages and I think bigger clubs might be sniffing around
My third and final suggestion is seeing if Reading would loan us Nick Blackman. He's a big lad and doesn't get many games at Reading. I remember he was good at Sheffield United a few seasons ago.
Also for the nostalgics like myself- Tommy Smith back in Jan to give a bit of experience in midfield. Never plays for Malky and Im sure he'd love to finish his career with us.

Just some ideas, looking forward to 3 points on Saturday, I shall be there cheering on the boys, Elton John's Taylor-made Army!!
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: make sure that this centre forward provides us with a aerial presence,as there is none at the moment. Troy is not the greatest in the air and the center backs appear to have neither the desire or physicality to get their head to the ball. As a result we are very one dimensional from set plays and going forward generally---- no I am not asking for Hoof ball but some variety. any ideas who would suit this role guys?[/p][/quote]How about Sylvan Ebanks-Blake? He has been out of contract since the summer when wolves released him and he is a proven goal scorer in the champ. Callum Wilson from Coventry would also be nice but we may not be able to afford his wages and I think bigger clubs might be sniffing around My third and final suggestion is seeing if Reading would loan us Nick Blackman. He's a big lad and doesn't get many games at Reading. I remember he was good at Sheffield United a few seasons ago. Also for the nostalgics like myself- Tommy Smith back in Jan to give a bit of experience in midfield. Never plays for Malky and Im sure he'd love to finish his career with us. Just some ideas, looking forward to 3 points on Saturday, I shall be there cheering on the boys, Elton John's Taylor-made Army!! Letsalldothecongaforbrittassombalonga

9:54am Fri 13 Dec 13

allgood says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
reading the article it seems they're not looking for a striker at all. Don't understand why the article title suggests they are ???
That's what I thought. Attention grabbing headline with no substance in the story. Must be a slow news week on the Watford FC front.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: reading the article it seems they're not looking for a striker at all. Don't understand why the article title suggests they are ???[/p][/quote]That's what I thought. Attention grabbing headline with no substance in the story. Must be a slow news week on the Watford FC front. allgood

10:00am Fri 13 Dec 13

ChrisG85 says...

The headline says it all and the first line backs it up. the Watford Observer "understands" that this is the plan. The fact there is little story about a striker is because I doubt Watford will be giving away who their targets are. It would be easy to bulk out the story with the midfield role as they are looking to extend Thorne's loan and as he is already at the club with an option to extend running with facts will boost the article.
The headline says it all and the first line backs it up. the Watford Observer "understands" that this is the plan. The fact there is little story about a striker is because I doubt Watford will be giving away who their targets are. It would be easy to bulk out the story with the midfield role as they are looking to extend Thorne's loan and as he is already at the club with an option to extend running with facts will boost the article. ChrisG85

10:20am Fri 13 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

ChrisG85 wrote:
The headline says it all and the first line backs it up. the Watford Observer "understands" that this is the plan. The fact there is little story about a striker is because I doubt Watford will be giving away who their targets are. It would be easy to bulk out the story with the midfield role as they are looking to extend Thorne's loan and as he is already at the club with an option to extend running with facts will boost the article.
Exactly - the headline says it, the first line says WO understands it, and then the only reference with quotes from the club itself explains why the aren't sure they need a new striker !! Don't expect them to list targets but there's no suggestion at all they will look to strengthen in this area. Without a proper supporting striker and a fit Abdi we wont make the play-offs.
[quote][p][bold]ChrisG85[/bold] wrote: The headline says it all and the first line backs it up. the Watford Observer "understands" that this is the plan. The fact there is little story about a striker is because I doubt Watford will be giving away who their targets are. It would be easy to bulk out the story with the midfield role as they are looking to extend Thorne's loan and as he is already at the club with an option to extend running with facts will boost the article.[/p][/quote]Exactly - the headline says it, the first line says WO understands it, and then the only reference with quotes from the club itself explains why the aren't sure they need a new striker !! Don't expect them to list targets but there's no suggestion at all they will look to strengthen in this area. Without a proper supporting striker and a fit Abdi we wont make the play-offs. Mickey Quinn, not so thin

10:22am Fri 13 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
I assumed they would go for a pacey, "off the shoulder" striker to play alongside Deeney rather than an aerial presence.

Interesting article. Was there a hint of friction between Zola and Nani in there somewhere?
yes need an "off the shoulder" striker and yes seems to be a little "have to make do with what I'm given" friction !!
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: I assumed they would go for a pacey, "off the shoulder" striker to play alongside Deeney rather than an aerial presence. Interesting article. Was there a hint of friction between Zola and Nani in there somewhere?[/p][/quote]yes need an "off the shoulder" striker and yes seems to be a little "have to make do with what I'm given" friction !! Mickey Quinn, not so thin

10:44am Fri 13 Dec 13

Bush Hornet says...

SAHornet wrote:
For me, even if we continue to play 4-5-1, I would like to see Troy rested and a new striker of his ilk brought it, or perhaps Ikpeazu given a shot at leading the line. Thoughts ?
'...all you are say-ing, is give Peaz a chance.' ;)
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: For me, even if we continue to play 4-5-1, I would like to see Troy rested and a new striker of his ilk brought it, or perhaps Ikpeazu given a shot at leading the line. Thoughts ?[/p][/quote]'...all you are say-ing, is give Peaz a chance.' ;) Bush Hornet

10:58am Fri 13 Dec 13

francowatford says...

ireney
ireney francowatford

11:02am Fri 13 Dec 13

francowatford says...

Defensive tough midfielder, why was Ireny signed? As for a striker, so far all of the Pozzos strikers have not done great apart from Fessi and he is not an out and out striker.
Defensive tough midfielder, why was Ireny signed? As for a striker, so far all of the Pozzos strikers have not done great apart from Fessi and he is not an out and out striker. francowatford

11:29am Fri 13 Dec 13

jasonwatford says...

Mathius Rangeria.........say no more
Mathius Rangeria.........say no more jasonwatford

11:37am Fri 13 Dec 13

AngelHornet says...

francowatford wrote:
Defensive tough midfielder, why was Ireny signed? As for a striker, so far all of the Pozzos strikers have not done great apart from Fessi and he is not an out and out striker.
Iriney was signed for that role, but obviously they are not happy with him.
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: Defensive tough midfielder, why was Ireny signed? As for a striker, so far all of the Pozzos strikers have not done great apart from Fessi and he is not an out and out striker.[/p][/quote]Iriney was signed for that role, but obviously they are not happy with him. AngelHornet

11:57am Fri 13 Dec 13

Smudger Jnr says...

francowatford wrote:
Defensive tough midfielder, why was Ireny signed? As for a striker, so far all of the Pozzos strikers have not done great apart from Fessi and he is not an out and out striker.
But has Fessi done great? He's immensely likable, i'll give you that, and his effort this season has been great. Unfortunately he's just not effective. The polar opposite of Vydra, who is utterly effective, but yet for some a derided figure. For me It's a bit like the difference between Tim Henman and Andy Murray.

What we need is a Nugent (vydra) type. The striker that the opposition talk about pre-match because they know he's bound to score. Off the shoulder with some pace. If reports were to be believed, we had a bid turned down for Nahki Wells in the summer. This would have been a great option for that role. We didn't pay the 3mill they wanted then, and we won't now. Were allegedly also looking at Gayle before he went for silly money to Palarse, and would still have ended up at QPR before us.

It seems that the club know we need this type of player. I'd be amazed if we weren't still looking for this type of player (if not two for the squad plus backup for Troy). It's nice to be i the position to expect rather than hope. Nani, over to you...
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: Defensive tough midfielder, why was Ireny signed? As for a striker, so far all of the Pozzos strikers have not done great apart from Fessi and he is not an out and out striker.[/p][/quote]But has Fessi done great? He's immensely likable, i'll give you that, and his effort this season has been great. Unfortunately he's just not effective. The polar opposite of Vydra, who is utterly effective, but yet for some a derided figure. For me It's a bit like the difference between Tim Henman and Andy Murray. What we need is a Nugent (vydra) type. The striker that the opposition talk about pre-match because they know he's bound to score. Off the shoulder with some pace. If reports were to be believed, we had a bid turned down for Nahki Wells in the summer. This would have been a great option for that role. We didn't pay the 3mill they wanted then, and we won't now. Were allegedly also looking at Gayle before he went for silly money to Palarse, and would still have ended up at QPR before us. It seems that the club know we need this type of player. I'd be amazed if we weren't still looking for this type of player (if not two for the squad plus backup for Troy). It's nice to be i the position to expect rather than hope. Nani, over to you... Smudger Jnr

11:58am Fri 13 Dec 13

Harry's Bar says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Mathius Rangeria.........say no more
Do you mean Ranegie, as muted in the Summer?
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Mathius Rangeria.........say no more[/p][/quote]Do you mean Ranegie, as muted in the Summer? Harry's Bar

12:11pm Fri 13 Dec 13

willia6692 says...

The article has no resemblance to anybody saying we are after a striker!
The article has no resemblance to anybody saying we are after a striker! willia6692

12:51pm Fri 13 Dec 13

SimmyB says...

Finally!! Its been accepted and recognised we need a striker! Amen to that.
Finally!! Its been accepted and recognised we need a striker! Amen to that. SimmyB

12:54pm Fri 13 Dec 13

not a regular says...

Reckon Sordell would thrive in this team, with Fernando or Abdi just behind playing slick through balls.

Striking options aren't really a problem, it's the lack of pace on the wings (and lack of wingers) and creativity in the middle. We slow the ball down too much.
Reckon Sordell would thrive in this team, with Fernando or Abdi just behind playing slick through balls. Striking options aren't really a problem, it's the lack of pace on the wings (and lack of wingers) and creativity in the middle. We slow the ball down too much. not a regular

1:29pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

SimmyB wrote:
Finally!! Its been accepted and recognised we need a striker! Amen to that.
sadly only by the WO, not by the club it seems. Read the article.
[quote][p][bold]SimmyB[/bold] wrote: Finally!! Its been accepted and recognised we need a striker! Amen to that.[/p][/quote]sadly only by the WO, not by the club it seems. Read the article. Mickey Quinn, not so thin

1:31pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Mathius Rangeria.........say no more
Do you mean Ranegie, as muted in the Summer?
Seems very unfair. Is he still muted or is he now able to speak at full volume ?
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Mathius Rangeria.........say no more[/p][/quote]Do you mean Ranegie, as muted in the Summer?[/p][/quote]Seems very unfair. Is he still muted or is he now able to speak at full volume ? Mickey Quinn, not so thin

1:42pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Harry's Bar says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Mathius Rangeria.........say no more
Do you mean Ranegie, as muted in the Summer?
Seems very unfair. Is he still muted or is he now able to speak at full volume ?
Sorry, should be spelled mooted.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Mathius Rangeria.........say no more[/p][/quote]Do you mean Ranegie, as muted in the Summer?[/p][/quote]Seems very unfair. Is he still muted or is he now able to speak at full volume ?[/p][/quote]Sorry, should be spelled mooted. Harry's Bar

1:50pm Fri 13 Dec 13

nick middlesex says...

Vydra's agent and Steve Clarke were at the Bolton game. Lets hope talks are afoot as he is getting nowhere at West Brom.
Vydra's agent and Steve Clarke were at the Bolton game. Lets hope talks are afoot as he is getting nowhere at West Brom. nick middlesex

2:13pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

nick middlesex wrote:
Vydra's agent and Steve Clarke were at the Bolton game. Lets hope talks are afoot as he is getting nowhere at West Brom.
shame Czech republic didn't make the world cup or he'd have been desperate to get 1st team football now....
[quote][p][bold]nick middlesex[/bold] wrote: Vydra's agent and Steve Clarke were at the Bolton game. Lets hope talks are afoot as he is getting nowhere at West Brom.[/p][/quote]shame Czech republic didn't make the world cup or he'd have been desperate to get 1st team football now.... Mickey Quinn, not so thin

2:28pm Fri 13 Dec 13

DJWFC123 says...

nick middlesex wrote:
Vydra's agent and Steve Clarke were at the Bolton game. Lets hope talks are afoot as he is getting nowhere at West Brom.
I think everyone needs to forget about vydra...I thought there is a ruling that player can't play for more than 2 teams in a season. He played for Udine in champs league early this season and now WBA so looks like a no go.
[quote][p][bold]nick middlesex[/bold] wrote: Vydra's agent and Steve Clarke were at the Bolton game. Lets hope talks are afoot as he is getting nowhere at West Brom.[/p][/quote]I think everyone needs to forget about vydra...I thought there is a ruling that player can't play for more than 2 teams in a season. He played for Udine in champs league early this season and now WBA so looks like a no go. DJWFC123

2:43pm Fri 13 Dec 13

soulfulhornet says...

DJWFC123 wrote:
nick middlesex wrote: Vydra's agent and Steve Clarke were at the Bolton game. Lets hope talks are afoot as he is getting nowhere at West Brom.
I think everyone needs to forget about vydra...I thought there is a ruling that player can't play for more than 2 teams in a season. He played for Udine in champs league early this season and now WBA so looks like a no go.
The rule is that you can be signed to 3 clubs, but play for only 2. However, in emergencies this can be circumvented as happened in the cases of Begovic, now Stoke's keeper and Nickey Shorey when he played for Forest a few years back. UEFA/ FIFA do not like it. Less than 1% chance of Vydra returning this season, methinks. So forget it - there must be other targets who are pacy forwards within the sights of the Udinese/ Grenada/ Watford scouting regime.

As for Clarke and Vydra's agent being at the Bolton game. This agent is also employed by Pudil apparently and Clarke was most probably watching George Thorne.
[quote][p][bold]DJWFC123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nick middlesex[/bold] wrote: Vydra's agent and Steve Clarke were at the Bolton game. Lets hope talks are afoot as he is getting nowhere at West Brom.[/p][/quote]I think everyone needs to forget about vydra...I thought there is a ruling that player can't play for more than 2 teams in a season. He played for Udine in champs league early this season and now WBA so looks like a no go.[/p][/quote]The rule is that you can be signed to 3 clubs, but play for only 2. However, in emergencies this can be circumvented as happened in the cases of Begovic, now Stoke's keeper and Nickey Shorey when he played for Forest a few years back. UEFA/ FIFA do not like it. Less than 1% chance of Vydra returning this season, methinks. So forget it - there must be other targets who are pacy forwards within the sights of the Udinese/ Grenada/ Watford scouting regime. As for Clarke and Vydra's agent being at the Bolton game. This agent is also employed by Pudil apparently and Clarke was most probably watching George Thorne. soulfulhornet

3:02pm Fri 13 Dec 13

bristol hornet says...

We also need to sign Fitz on a permanent deal till the end of the season.

Then make sure he PLAYS his part, for last season he was good and without him we are aerially very inept!
We also need to sign Fitz on a permanent deal till the end of the season. Then make sure he PLAYS his part, for last season he was good and without him we are aerially very inept! bristol hornet

3:08pm Fri 13 Dec 13

bristol hornet says...

nick middlesex wrote:
Vydra's agent and Steve Clarke were at the Bolton game. Lets hope talks are afoot as he is getting nowhere at West Brom.
Nice thoughts, but probably just a Christmas dream?

Live in hope though, for the pace of Vydra feeding off Deeney like last season would make for a very Happy New Year.
[quote][p][bold]nick middlesex[/bold] wrote: Vydra's agent and Steve Clarke were at the Bolton game. Lets hope talks are afoot as he is getting nowhere at West Brom.[/p][/quote]Nice thoughts, but probably just a Christmas dream? Live in hope though, for the pace of Vydra feeding off Deeney like last season would make for a very Happy New Year. bristol hornet

3:19pm Fri 13 Dec 13

rousman 2 says...

It was reported earlier in the season that they had got a £1 million loan fee from WBA with a view to a permanent deal.
It was reported earlier in the season that they had got a £1 million loan fee from WBA with a view to a permanent deal. rousman 2

3:36pm Fri 13 Dec 13

soulfulhornet says...

rousman 2 wrote:
It was reported earlier in the season that they had got a £1 million loan fee from WBA with a view to a permanent deal.
First I have heard re a permanent deal. If so why did Vydra extend his contract with Udinese ?
[quote][p][bold]rousman 2[/bold] wrote: It was reported earlier in the season that they had got a £1 million loan fee from WBA with a view to a permanent deal.[/p][/quote]First I have heard re a permanent deal. If so why did Vydra extend his contract with Udinese ? soulfulhornet

4:03pm Fri 13 Dec 13

SuperHorn says...

I don't care how much he would cost but in my opinion, Danny graham would be a perfect signing. His career needs reigniting and he's a proven goalscorer in the championship
I don't care how much he would cost but in my opinion, Danny graham would be a perfect signing. His career needs reigniting and he's a proven goalscorer in the championship SuperHorn

4:26pm Fri 13 Dec 13

watford1881 says...

It'll be a player from abroad.. Maybe even this German striker we have wanted for a while...
It'll be a player from abroad.. Maybe even this German striker we have wanted for a while... watford1881

4:28pm Fri 13 Dec 13

watford1881 says...

Vydra can't go anywhere else his played for the maximum amount of teams aloud per season for one player... Forget Vydra this season...
Vydra can't go anywhere else his played for the maximum amount of teams aloud per season for one player... Forget Vydra this season... watford1881

9:38pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Goldentrue1 says...

SuperHorn wrote:
I don't care how much he would cost but in my opinion, Danny graham would be a perfect signing. His career needs reigniting and he's a proven goalscorer in the championship
YOU don't care much he costs? Well that's alright then as I assume you would put that money into the club. However, those running the club may care how much he costs and what his wages are!
[quote][p][bold]SuperHorn[/bold] wrote: I don't care how much he would cost but in my opinion, Danny graham would be a perfect signing. His career needs reigniting and he's a proven goalscorer in the championship[/p][/quote]YOU don't care much he costs? Well that's alright then as I assume you would put that money into the club. However, those running the club may care how much he costs and what his wages are! Goldentrue1

10:05pm Fri 13 Dec 13

berkshire orn says...

Jermaine Defoe for the horns yellow army yellow army uuuooorrrnnnssssss
Jermaine Defoe for the horns yellow army yellow army uuuooorrrnnnssssss berkshire orn

5:36pm Sat 14 Dec 13

SuperHorn says...

Goldentrue1 wrote:
SuperHorn wrote:
I don't care how much he would cost but in my opinion, Danny graham would be a perfect signing. His career needs reigniting and he's a proven goalscorer in the championship
YOU don't care much he costs? Well that's alright then as I assume you would put that money into the club. However, those running the club may care how much he costs and what his wages are!
Well when the pozzos are paying loads out on wages etc. and own 2 top flight teams, I think we should be fine..
[quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SuperHorn[/bold] wrote: I don't care how much he would cost but in my opinion, Danny graham would be a perfect signing. His career needs reigniting and he's a proven goalscorer in the championship[/p][/quote]YOU don't care much he costs? Well that's alright then as I assume you would put that money into the club. However, those running the club may care how much he costs and what his wages are![/p][/quote]Well when the pozzos are paying loads out on wages etc. and own 2 top flight teams, I think we should be fine.. SuperHorn

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