Fitz Hall set to sign new deal at Watford

Watford Observer: Hall set to remain at Watford Hall set to remain at Watford

Fitz Hall looks set to stay at Watford for the remainder of this season.

Hall re-joined the Hornets for a third time on January 6 after signing a second one-month contract, having trained with the club all season when out of contract.

The Watford Observer understands the Hornets are still talking to Hall's representatives and a deal has not been finalised yet.

Sannino is usually very reluctant to discuss transfer policy but the head coach did today confirm: "I would like to see him here for the rest of the season."

Sannino has previously described the 33-year-old as "an extraordinary guy" and as "one of the key players at Watford in terms of personality, experience and presence".

Hall had a chest infection when Sannino first joined the club in December but the club gave the player a second one-month contract so the experienced defender had the chance to impress the new head coach.

The former Premier League defender was suspended for the Manchester City game on Saturday but he had started the previous two matches.

Hall excelled in his 22 outings for Watford last season but after the player initially delayed contract talks, the club’s hierarchy decided to opt for other options in the summer.

The ex-QPR, Crystal Palace and Wigan Athletic centre-back made one start and one substitute appearance after former Hornets boss Gianfranco Zola decided to re-sign the player in November following a string of injuries.

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5:39pm Tue 28 Jan 14

andyhooked says...

Very goods news. Nothing more has to be said!
Very goods news. Nothing more has to be said! andyhooked

6:03pm Tue 28 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Good news - no thanks to the ref & lino at Bournemouth who tried to nobble his chances of work.
Good news - no thanks to the ref & lino at Bournemouth who tried to nobble his chances of work. gloryhornet4

7:00pm Tue 28 Jan 14

rayman01 says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
Good news - no thanks to the ref & lino at Bournemouth who tried to nobble his chances of work.
True professional and man mountain. Fitz Hall is a unique talent and his retention proves Sannino and club know what they are doing. Luv the Horns!
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: Good news - no thanks to the ref & lino at Bournemouth who tried to nobble his chances of work.[/p][/quote]True professional and man mountain. Fitz Hall is a unique talent and his retention proves Sannino and club know what they are doing. Luv the Horns! rayman01

9:50pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Surbiton says...

If fit I would play him evey week. A class act. Inspires confidence in the back row. We let less goals in when he plays.Would be very happy to see him stay.
If fit I would play him evey week. A class act. Inspires confidence in the back row. We let less goals in when he plays.Would be very happy to see him stay. Surbiton

4:52am Wed 29 Jan 14

northofwatfordpete says...

Good - I like the bloke.
Good - I like the bloke. northofwatfordpete

7:58am Wed 29 Jan 14

endean2 says...

Surbiton wrote:
If fit I would play him evey week. A class act. Inspires confidence in the back row. We let less goals in when he plays.Would be very happy to see him stay.
totally agree, play him every game if fit.
[quote][p][bold]Surbiton[/bold] wrote: If fit I would play him evey week. A class act. Inspires confidence in the back row. We let less goals in when he plays.Would be very happy to see him stay.[/p][/quote]totally agree, play him every game if fit. endean2

4:53pm Wed 29 Jan 14

soulfulhornet says...

Great news, need his experience of this division, his reading of the game and all round influence. Shame his fitness might not allow him to play every game, but now we have a settled back three. Should give the keeper and the whole team much solidity and confidence.

My back three would now be Angella, Ekstrand, and one of Hall, Doyley or Nosworthy, with one of the other two and/or Hoban on the bench. Too much chopping and changing in the middle of the defence was a contributory factor to the (mostly) silly and avoidable goals we have conceded both this season and last. I checked and last term we played 11 different players at centre half in god knows how many combinations.
Great news, need his experience of this division, his reading of the game and all round influence. Shame his fitness might not allow him to play every game, but now we have a settled back three. Should give the keeper and the whole team much solidity and confidence. My back three would now be Angella, Ekstrand, and one of Hall, Doyley or Nosworthy, with one of the other two and/or Hoban on the bench. Too much chopping and changing in the middle of the defence was a contributory factor to the (mostly) silly and avoidable goals we have conceded both this season and last. I checked and last term we played 11 different players at centre half in god knows how many combinations. soulfulhornet

11:44am Thu 30 Jan 14

Kismet110 says...

Great news, from what I've seen a back three of Angella, Hall & Ekstrand have looked our best trio this season.

Brown & Belkalem have been poor, Nosworthy is strong but mistake prone and Doyley we all love but not as solid or commainding as Hall IMO.

Not forgetting Hoban is back, he looked a class act before his injury last year - I really hope a whole 12 months out hasnt had too much of a detrimental effect on him.

Regardless what happens this season if we keep some of the loanees (Merkel & Toszer come to mind, Bellerin unlikely), get rid of the deadwood and add one or two key players (not loads like last season) then next season could be what this season promised to be.
Great news, from what I've seen a back three of Angella, Hall & Ekstrand have looked our best trio this season. Brown & Belkalem have been poor, Nosworthy is strong but mistake prone and Doyley we all love but not as solid or commainding as Hall IMO. Not forgetting Hoban is back, he looked a class act before his injury last year - I really hope a whole 12 months out hasnt had too much of a detrimental effect on him. Regardless what happens this season if we keep some of the loanees (Merkel & Toszer come to mind, Bellerin unlikely), get rid of the deadwood and add one or two key players (not loads like last season) then next season could be what this season promised to be. Kismet110

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