Giuseppe Sannino pictured meeting Watford owner Gino Pozzo

Watford Observer: Giuseppe Sannino looks set to become Watford's new head coach. Picture: Action Images Giuseppe Sannino looks set to become Watford's new head coach. Picture: Action Images

Pictures have tonight emerged which appear to show Watford owner Gino Pozzo and several senior members of staff meeting with Giuseppe Sannino – the man expected to replace Gianfranco Zola as head coach.

Sannino had previously confirmed he was heading to England for talks about the position, which was vacated by Zola on Monday when he resigned.

And tonight a woman posted two pictures on micro-blogging site Twitter which appear to show Pozzo, technical director Gian Luca Nani, chief scout Filippo Giraldi and two other men sitting with Sannino at a restaurant dinner table.

The pictures can be seen here.

Ex-FC Sudtriol coach Alfredo Sebastiani looks set to be Sannino’s assistant at Watford. Read more here.

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1:20am Wed 18 Dec 13

D.unstable says...

Apparently they could only order from the Christmas menu, however he thoroughly enjoyed his Prawn Cocktail followed by the Turkey Parcels and fresh vegetables with a drizzle of creamy cheese sauce dressing. When quizzed by the waiter about his possible role at Watford he replied through a translator 'I just can't wait to get stuck in'
Apparently they could only order from the Christmas menu, however he thoroughly enjoyed his Prawn Cocktail followed by the Turkey Parcels and fresh vegetables with a drizzle of creamy cheese sauce dressing. When quizzed by the waiter about his possible role at Watford he replied through a translator 'I just can't wait to get stuck in' D.unstable

6:29am Wed 18 Dec 13

downunderorn says...

Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S downunderorn

7:47am Wed 18 Dec 13

SAHornet says...

D.unstable wrote:
Apparently they could only order from the Christmas menu, however he thoroughly enjoyed his Prawn Cocktail followed by the Turkey Parcels and fresh vegetables with a drizzle of creamy cheese sauce dressing. When quizzed by the waiter about his possible role at Watford he replied through a translator 'I just can't wait to get stuck in'
Love it. Great humour D, just what we all need...a bit of a smile
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: Apparently they could only order from the Christmas menu, however he thoroughly enjoyed his Prawn Cocktail followed by the Turkey Parcels and fresh vegetables with a drizzle of creamy cheese sauce dressing. When quizzed by the waiter about his possible role at Watford he replied through a translator 'I just can't wait to get stuck in'[/p][/quote]Love it. Great humour D, just what we all need...a bit of a smile SAHornet

7:48am Wed 18 Dec 13

SAHornet says...

downunderorn wrote:
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
[quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity. SAHornet

8:01am Wed 18 Dec 13

andyandyandy says...

SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
Overseas soccer is as good as english soccer? One its football not soccer. Two overseas second tiers are no where near as competative as the english second tier.. Not even close!
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]Overseas soccer is as good as english soccer? One its football not soccer. Two overseas second tiers are no where near as competative as the english second tier.. Not even close! andyandyandy

8:19am Wed 18 Dec 13

Watfordwes says...

SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote:
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
Completely disagree with both of you.

Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans.

He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports.

He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola???

I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship.

Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship.

I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]Completely disagree with both of you. Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans. He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports. He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola??? I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship. Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship. I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong Watfordwes

8:31am Wed 18 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

Watfordwes wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote:
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
Completely disagree with both of you.

Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans.

He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports.

He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola???

I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship.

Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship.

I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong
A fair and balanced post. Was Duxbury at the meeting? Draw your own conclusions if not. the Zola observation is bang on, which is why many are calling for Di Matteo... He bridges both the Watford gap and the Italian one.

However, we have no real say. We have to support whatever comes ext and give it a chance.
[quote][p][bold]Watfordwes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]Completely disagree with both of you. Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans. He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports. He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola??? I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship. Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship. I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong[/p][/quote]A fair and balanced post. Was Duxbury at the meeting? Draw your own conclusions if not. the Zola observation is bang on, which is why many are calling for Di Matteo... He bridges both the Watford gap and the Italian one. However, we have no real say. We have to support whatever comes ext and give it a chance. mellow yellow

8:37am Wed 18 Dec 13

wat york says...

Watfordwes wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote:
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
Completely disagree with both of you.

Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans.

He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports.

He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola???

I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship.

Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship.

I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong
Spot on Watfoedwes
[quote][p][bold]Watfordwes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]Completely disagree with both of you. Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans. He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports. He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola??? I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship. Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship. I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong[/p][/quote]Spot on Watfoedwes wat york

8:59am Wed 18 Dec 13

demerit says...

SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote:
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
It must be the GFZ Resistence - they're still out there.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]It must be the GFZ Resistence - they're still out there. demerit

9:00am Wed 18 Dec 13

demerit says...

Watfordwes wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote:
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
Completely disagree with both of you.

Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans.

He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports.

He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola???

I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship.

Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship.

I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong
Told you SA!
[quote][p][bold]Watfordwes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]Completely disagree with both of you. Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans. He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports. He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola??? I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship. Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship. I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong[/p][/quote]Told you SA! demerit

9:25am Wed 18 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

If Mr S does indeed come over to WFC, then it could be an interesting few months. Does anyone know what his english is like? This isn't the be all and end all but it's got to help if he can communicate well. There are always exceptions to this of course.

And I guess that if his english isn't great (it may or may not be, i don't know), he'll be able to sniff out any rats and build the team that he wants.

Interesting times....

HC
If Mr S does indeed come over to WFC, then it could be an interesting few months. Does anyone know what his english is like? This isn't the be all and end all but it's got to help if he can communicate well. There are always exceptions to this of course. And I guess that if his english isn't great (it may or may not be, i don't know), he'll be able to sniff out any rats and build the team that he wants. Interesting times.... HC Hornet Cornet

9:32am Wed 18 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Watfordwes wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote:
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
Completely disagree with both of you.

Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans.

He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports.

He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola???

I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship.

Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship.

I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong
Dead right. We feel like a small part of an Italian business this week. Lets see what happens though. The results turn, we surge up the table, Messrs S&S communicate well with the fan base, and I'll congratulate the Pozzos on their bold move. I'm just not sure that's going to be the outcome.
[quote][p][bold]Watfordwes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]Completely disagree with both of you. Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans. He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports. He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola??? I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship. Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship. I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong[/p][/quote]Dead right. We feel like a small part of an Italian business this week. Lets see what happens though. The results turn, we surge up the table, Messrs S&S communicate well with the fan base, and I'll congratulate the Pozzos on their bold move. I'm just not sure that's going to be the outcome. Mickey Quinn, not so thin

9:36am Wed 18 Dec 13

Watfordwes says...

demerit wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote:
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
It must be the GFZ Resistence - they're still out there.
It's not gfz resistance, I reluctantly have to admit he seemed to have lost his way. But unlike you I respect his efforts, last season's roller coaster and his decision to step aside.

It's about careful what you wish for, I've sat in the rookery and heard calls for Rogers', mackay's the dyche's head. On management performance alone we d take any of those back now.

When you call for change you have to accept that the repercussions good or bad are out of your control. How many of us demanded lord Ashcroft give up his ownership of watford only to see bankrupt Baz nearly destroy us ...

The pr#cks in the media who said the udinese b loanee system was cheating! anti football, bound to fail and that we are losing our identity are laughing at us now. For me Zola ensured we had an identity through the pozzo revolution, last year the fans had Deeney as their on pitch icon, most have turned on him too. That is why I worry
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]It must be the GFZ Resistence - they're still out there.[/p][/quote]It's not gfz resistance, I reluctantly have to admit he seemed to have lost his way. But unlike you I respect his efforts, last season's roller coaster and his decision to step aside. It's about careful what you wish for, I've sat in the rookery and heard calls for Rogers', mackay's the dyche's head. On management performance alone we d take any of those back now. When you call for change you have to accept that the repercussions good or bad are out of your control. How many of us demanded lord Ashcroft give up his ownership of watford only to see bankrupt Baz nearly destroy us ... The pr#cks in the media who said the udinese b loanee system was cheating! anti football, bound to fail and that we are losing our identity are laughing at us now. For me Zola ensured we had an identity through the pozzo revolution, last year the fans had Deeney as their on pitch icon, most have turned on him too. That is why I worry Watfordwes

9:46am Wed 18 Dec 13

demerit says...

Watfordwes wrote:
demerit wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote:
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
It must be the GFZ Resistence - they're still out there.
It's not gfz resistance, I reluctantly have to admit he seemed to have lost his way. But unlike you I respect his efforts, last season's roller coaster and his decision to step aside.

It's about careful what you wish for, I've sat in the rookery and heard calls for Rogers', mackay's the dyche's head. On management performance alone we d take any of those back now.

When you call for change you have to accept that the repercussions good or bad are out of your control. How many of us demanded lord Ashcroft give up his ownership of watford only to see bankrupt Baz nearly destroy us ...

The pr#cks in the media who said the udinese b loanee system was cheating! anti football, bound to fail and that we are losing our identity are laughing at us now. For me Zola ensured we had an identity through the pozzo revolution, last year the fans had Deeney as their on pitch icon, most have turned on him too. That is why I worry
I cannot disagree with that - a reasoned assessment.

But, as I believe you are alluding to, a solid identity and an improved profile on their own isn't enough. A manager's abilities are only tested when challenges present themselves. Last season the only real challenge was what team of world class players to select each week so it was a time of consolidating a team.
[quote][p][bold]Watfordwes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]It must be the GFZ Resistence - they're still out there.[/p][/quote]It's not gfz resistance, I reluctantly have to admit he seemed to have lost his way. But unlike you I respect his efforts, last season's roller coaster and his decision to step aside. It's about careful what you wish for, I've sat in the rookery and heard calls for Rogers', mackay's the dyche's head. On management performance alone we d take any of those back now. When you call for change you have to accept that the repercussions good or bad are out of your control. How many of us demanded lord Ashcroft give up his ownership of watford only to see bankrupt Baz nearly destroy us ... The pr#cks in the media who said the udinese b loanee system was cheating! anti football, bound to fail and that we are losing our identity are laughing at us now. For me Zola ensured we had an identity through the pozzo revolution, last year the fans had Deeney as their on pitch icon, most have turned on him too. That is why I worry[/p][/quote]I cannot disagree with that - a reasoned assessment. But, as I believe you are alluding to, a solid identity and an improved profile on their own isn't enough. A manager's abilities are only tested when challenges present themselves. Last season the only real challenge was what team of world class players to select each week so it was a time of consolidating a team. demerit

9:57am Wed 18 Dec 13

Oldhorn says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
Watfordwes wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote:
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
Completely disagree with both of you.

Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans.

He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports.

He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola???

I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship.

Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship.

I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong
Dead right. We feel like a small part of an Italian business this week. Lets see what happens though. The results turn, we surge up the table, Messrs S&S communicate well with the fan base, and I'll congratulate the Pozzos on their bold move. I'm just not sure that's going to be the outcome.
Small part of an Italian business? I wouldn't necessarily agree with being a small part, but guess what...that's exactly what we are The Pozzos have always maintained they are business men and Watford FC , for good or bad, IS part of that business. Selling Assombalonga was good business, building the new stand is good business. I have to say that I still have a little niggly worry at the back of my mind as to where we will be if they pull the plug, but I guess that's the same for every club in the land. I will continue to support my team, home and away. I won't boo (although I won't necessarily applaud either occasionally) and I'll continue to keep faith with the current regime. Mid table in the championship is no disgrace and there's still a long way to go in this season.

Keep the faith. COYGB.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Watfordwes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]Completely disagree with both of you. Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans. He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports. He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola??? I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship. Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship. I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong[/p][/quote]Dead right. We feel like a small part of an Italian business this week. Lets see what happens though. The results turn, we surge up the table, Messrs S&S communicate well with the fan base, and I'll congratulate the Pozzos on their bold move. I'm just not sure that's going to be the outcome.[/p][/quote]Small part of an Italian business? I wouldn't necessarily agree with being a small part, but guess what...that's exactly what we are The Pozzos have always maintained they are business men and Watford FC , for good or bad, IS part of that business. Selling Assombalonga was good business, building the new stand is good business. I have to say that I still have a little niggly worry at the back of my mind as to where we will be if they pull the plug, but I guess that's the same for every club in the land. I will continue to support my team, home and away. I won't boo (although I won't necessarily applaud either occasionally) and I'll continue to keep faith with the current regime. Mid table in the championship is no disgrace and there's still a long way to go in this season. Keep the faith. COYGB. Oldhorn

10:12am Wed 18 Dec 13

bushey tales says...

'Owners come and owners go. Directors too. Administration staff and players are merely passing through. My role is simply to look after the baton before handing it over, in the best state possible, to the next recipient. The supporters represent the only constant in the whole process.' Graham Taylor, 1985-ish. Paraphrased, but bang on the money. It's not unlike Dragon's Den. We look at what's on offer, decide whether we choose to invest - emotionally and financially - and act accordingly. It's a personal choice. Let's wait and see.
'Owners come and owners go. Directors too. Administration staff and players are merely passing through. My role is simply to look after the baton before handing it over, in the best state possible, to the next recipient. The supporters represent the only constant in the whole process.' Graham Taylor, 1985-ish. Paraphrased, but bang on the money. It's not unlike Dragon's Den. We look at what's on offer, decide whether we choose to invest - emotionally and financially - and act accordingly. It's a personal choice. Let's wait and see. bushey tales

10:27am Wed 18 Dec 13

garston tony says...

Hows about asking someone like Nigel Gibbs or Kenny Jacket even back to assist the new manager?

They've both built up a good reputation and experience in coaching since leaving Watford and would be able to bridge the gap between fans and the club/owners/manager until the new manager shows what they are capable of.
Hows about asking someone like Nigel Gibbs or Kenny Jacket even back to assist the new manager? They've both built up a good reputation and experience in coaching since leaving Watford and would be able to bridge the gap between fans and the club/owners/manager until the new manager shows what they are capable of. garston tony

10:34am Wed 18 Dec 13

WessexLad says...

At least he's not pictured wearing a hard hat - though he might come to need one!
At least he's not pictured wearing a hard hat - though he might come to need one! WessexLad

10:55am Wed 18 Dec 13

Boosey says...

Why the glass half empty attitude?
I have read somewhere the Pozzos stated they are here for at least 25 years.
They have delivered on every promise so far, so why the negative attitude to anyone new coming in? Zola didn't exactly have a brilliant management CV but look what he has achieved in many Watford supporters eyes.
We will always be Watford no matter who is in charge, so just keep supporting whoever is at the helm!
Why the glass half empty attitude? I have read somewhere the Pozzos stated they are here for at least 25 years. They have delivered on every promise so far, so why the negative attitude to anyone new coming in? Zola didn't exactly have a brilliant management CV but look what he has achieved in many Watford supporters eyes. We will always be Watford no matter who is in charge, so just keep supporting whoever is at the helm! Boosey

11:00am Wed 18 Dec 13

Bush Hornet says...

Watfordwes wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote:
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
Completely disagree with both of you.

Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans.

He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports.

He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola???

I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship.

Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship.

I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong
It's a new era. Who wanted Dyche out? Not many, and we were right to question it esp given how well Dyche has done since. Who wanted Zola sacked? A minority. Not me. Who's glad that Zola resigned? Very few. But day always follows night...

It's time to back the new bloke. It's one thing arguing with the small band of keyboard warriors who are up themselves but know very little. But when an event has happened, you move on. There'll be good times. There'll be bad times. I hope the good outweighs the bad, like it has over the past 18 months.

New bloke, whoever you are, welcome. COYH
[quote][p][bold]Watfordwes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]Completely disagree with both of you. Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans. He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports. He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola??? I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship. Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship. I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong[/p][/quote]It's a new era. Who wanted Dyche out? Not many, and we were right to question it esp given how well Dyche has done since. Who wanted Zola sacked? A minority. Not me. Who's glad that Zola resigned? Very few. But day always follows night... It's time to back the new bloke. It's one thing arguing with the small band of keyboard warriors who are up themselves but know very little. But when an event has happened, you move on. There'll be good times. There'll be bad times. I hope the good outweighs the bad, like it has over the past 18 months. New bloke, whoever you are, welcome. COYH Bush Hornet

11:29am Wed 18 Dec 13

endean2 says...

some of the above comments are an embarrassment .
if prizes were awarded for negative support by footy fans you would win all the
trophies.Give the man and his team a chance at least.
call yourself supporters? your a disgrace
some of the above comments are an embarrassment . if prizes were awarded for negative support by footy fans you would win all the trophies.Give the man and his team a chance at least. call yourself supporters? your a disgrace endean2

12:33pm Wed 18 Dec 13

abbotshornet says...

Watfordwes wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
Completely disagree with both of you. Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans. He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports. He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola??? I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship. Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship. I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong
Unfortunately Zola has gone, the owners who saved Watford FC have appointed a new coach, let's all get behind him and support our team. COYGB's!!
[quote][p][bold]Watfordwes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]Completely disagree with both of you. Zola was our identity, the link between new owners running the club as a profit making business and us the fans. He had the love and respect within the English game while the Italian heritage/ language to suit the pozzos and the many foreign imports. He may not have been the best tactical manager but I trusted that the club were going in the right direction in his hands. Ask yourself honestly how you felt about dyche being moved on, would you have accepted it quite so easily if an unknown Italian had come in rather than Zola??? I fear nani/ pozzo have not learned the difficult nature of the championship. A British appointment even with the intention of returning 'to plan a' once promotion was achieved would have shown they had learnt to respect the championship. Other than dimatteo (who played many years in England) name me some overseas managers who have been promoted from the championship. I will have an open mind, I won't bang for change after 3 poor results as some do. But I do have initial reservations and I truly hope I am wrong[/p][/quote]Unfortunately Zola has gone, the owners who saved Watford FC have appointed a new coach, let's all get behind him and support our team. COYGB's!! abbotshornet

9:24pm Wed 18 Dec 13

aperfectcircle says...

endean2 wrote:
some of the above comments are an embarrassment .
if prizes were awarded for negative support by footy fans you would win all the
trophies.Give the man and his team a chance at least.
call yourself supporters? your a disgrace
A gripping piece of journalism.
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: some of the above comments are an embarrassment . if prizes were awarded for negative support by footy fans you would win all the trophies.Give the man and his team a chance at least. call yourself supporters? your a disgrace[/p][/quote]A gripping piece of journalism. aperfectcircle

11:13pm Wed 18 Dec 13

rogeruk says...

D.unstable wrote:
Apparently they could only order from the Christmas menu, however he thoroughly enjoyed his Prawn Cocktail followed by the Turkey Parcels and fresh vegetables with a drizzle of creamy cheese sauce dressing. When quizzed by the waiter about his possible role at Watford he replied through a translator 'I just can't wait to get stuck in'
Excellent!
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: Apparently they could only order from the Christmas menu, however he thoroughly enjoyed his Prawn Cocktail followed by the Turkey Parcels and fresh vegetables with a drizzle of creamy cheese sauce dressing. When quizzed by the waiter about his possible role at Watford he replied through a translator 'I just can't wait to get stuck in'[/p][/quote]Excellent! rogeruk

11:24pm Wed 18 Dec 13

rogeruk says...

andyandyandy wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
Overseas soccer is as good as english soccer? One its football not soccer. Two overseas second tiers are no where near as competative as the english second tier.. Not even close!
Very true, English championship is unique in the world, no second tier gets close, 75% of clubs are ex premier or will be premier clubs. Even the best 2nd leagues in Italy & Spain are nowhere near the championship. Acuna was a massive success in Spain, sadly hasn't made it here! likewise Geijo, admittedly a friendly but Watford beat Granada 2-0 in the summer, Granada now in mid table in La liga!

In terms of money, attendances and Football coaches, Championship is the 5th European premiership league in ranking!

I have always said the Championship should not part of the football league but under the auspices of the Premier League as English premier league 2
[quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]Overseas soccer is as good as english soccer? One its football not soccer. Two overseas second tiers are no where near as competative as the english second tier.. Not even close![/p][/quote]Very true, English championship is unique in the world, no second tier gets close, 75% of clubs are ex premier or will be premier clubs. Even the best 2nd leagues in Italy & Spain are nowhere near the championship. Acuna was a massive success in Spain, sadly hasn't made it here! likewise Geijo, admittedly a friendly but Watford beat Granada 2-0 in the summer, Granada now in mid table in La liga! In terms of money, attendances and Football coaches, Championship is the 5th European premiership league in ranking! I have always said the Championship should not part of the football league but under the auspices of the Premier League as English premier league 2 rogeruk

10:19am Thu 2 Jan 14

mellow yellow says...

demerit wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
downunderorn wrote:
Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S
100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.
It must be the GFZ Resistence - they're still out there.
I'm not sure we are the GFZ resistance. That implies we are campaigning to get him back. That isn't the point.

But for all those wanting him out of the club, I bet you didn't have these two coaches in mind at the time.

Watford Wes: Roberto Martinez got Swansea promoted from the third tier, and then did well without getting them promoted to the Premier League. But, of course, like di Matteo, the majority of his playing career had been in England. Your point is valid.
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Bring on Guiseppe and Alfredo asap, there is no time to waste. Bolt the backdoor Italien style, get rid of the troublemakers and start earning some points, I am sure we do not have to worry about all this emphasis on Championship experience. Overseas soccer is as good English soccer, just check the stats. Thank you Malky,Sean, and GFZ. Onwards and upwards, COYO'S[/p][/quote]100% du'orn. Have no idea why you had a -2 for this comment. Exactly waht we need right now - a bit of Pozzotivity.[/p][/quote]It must be the GFZ Resistence - they're still out there.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure we are the GFZ resistance. That implies we are campaigning to get him back. That isn't the point. But for all those wanting him out of the club, I bet you didn't have these two coaches in mind at the time. Watford Wes: Roberto Martinez got Swansea promoted from the third tier, and then did well without getting them promoted to the Premier League. But, of course, like di Matteo, the majority of his playing career had been in England. Your point is valid. mellow yellow

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