Watford agree contract extension for defender Fitz Hall

Watford Observer: Watford agree contract extension for defender Watford agree contract extension for defender

The Hornets have agreed a contract extension with Fitz Hall until the end of the season, the Watford Observer understands.

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 reported on Tuesday that the Hornets were talking to Hall's representatives but at that point a deal had not been finalised.

However, we understand a contract has since been signed which will keep Hall at the club until the summer.

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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1:37pm Fri 31 Jan 14

jasonwatford says...

good
good jasonwatford
  • Score: 5

1:44pm Fri 31 Jan 14

AngelHornet says...

Perfect timing!
Perfect timing! AngelHornet
  • Score: 3

1:52pm Fri 31 Jan 14

StotfoldHornet says...

Dont just extend his contract..... play him
Dont just extend his contract..... play him StotfoldHornet
  • Score: 5

2:07pm Fri 31 Jan 14

LoveKeithDublin says...

StotfoldHornet wrote:
Dont just extend his contract..... play him
And make him captain.

If Sannino is on record as saying what a fantastic presence he is on the pitch and around the club, surely this could be worth a shot.

Having a keeper as captain doesn't work for me - if you're looking back at your own goal line for inspiration that's not a great thing. I'd rather someone vocal out on the pitch, driving you onwards towards the opposition's goal.
[quote][p][bold]StotfoldHornet[/bold] wrote: Dont just extend his contract..... play him[/p][/quote]And make him captain. If Sannino is on record as saying what a fantastic presence he is on the pitch and around the club, surely this could be worth a shot. Having a keeper as captain doesn't work for me - if you're looking back at your own goal line for inspiration that's not a great thing. I'd rather someone vocal out on the pitch, driving you onwards towards the opposition's goal. LoveKeithDublin
  • Score: 8

2:16pm Fri 31 Jan 14

OneVoice says...

Excellent news! Now lets make sure we have a strong tackling midfielder to make up the spine of the team with Deeney up top.
Excellent news! Now lets make sure we have a strong tackling midfielder to make up the spine of the team with Deeney up top. OneVoice
  • Score: 2

2:38pm Fri 31 Jan 14

hogweed says...

Why when we don't play him?

Hog out
Why when we don't play him? Hog out hogweed
  • Score: -4

4:57pm Fri 31 Jan 14

StotfoldHornet says...

LoveKeithDublin wrote:
StotfoldHornet wrote:
Dont just extend his contract..... play him
And make him captain.

If Sannino is on record as saying what a fantastic presence he is on the pitch and around the club, surely this could be worth a shot.

Having a keeper as captain doesn't work for me - if you're looking back at your own goal line for inspiration that's not a great thing. I'd rather someone vocal out on the pitch, driving you onwards towards the opposition's goal.
I personally dont mind Almunia as captain..... comments on him being passed it is a little harsh in my opinion.... there arnt many others playing week in week out with more experiece in our team at the mo.... against Forest we defended so deep that he didnt have much of a chance in stopping the goals.... agee that he is the one to matial the defence though
[quote][p][bold]LoveKeithDublin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StotfoldHornet[/bold] wrote: Dont just extend his contract..... play him[/p][/quote]And make him captain. If Sannino is on record as saying what a fantastic presence he is on the pitch and around the club, surely this could be worth a shot. Having a keeper as captain doesn't work for me - if you're looking back at your own goal line for inspiration that's not a great thing. I'd rather someone vocal out on the pitch, driving you onwards towards the opposition's goal.[/p][/quote]I personally dont mind Almunia as captain..... comments on him being passed it is a little harsh in my opinion.... there arnt many others playing week in week out with more experiece in our team at the mo.... against Forest we defended so deep that he didnt have much of a chance in stopping the goals.... agee that he is the one to matial the defence though StotfoldHornet
  • Score: 2

6:14pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Man from Pinner says...

Possibly best signing in the window. Please play him and make him captain.
Possibly best signing in the window. Please play him and make him captain. Man from Pinner
  • Score: 1

10:03pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Man from Pinner wrote:
Possibly best signing in the window. Please play him and make him captain.
Ditto
[quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Possibly best signing in the window. Please play him and make him captain.[/p][/quote]Ditto Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 0

12:20am Sat 1 Feb 14

Andrew1963 says...

Now that he has signed a contract I expect he will pull a hamstring or rupture a disc and be out of action until after Easter
Now that he has signed a contract I expect he will pull a hamstring or rupture a disc and be out of action until after Easter Andrew1963
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