Former Millwall, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United and Everton defender Lucas Neill joins Watford

Australian skipper Lucas Neill, right. Picture: Action Images

Australian skipper Lucas Neill, right. Picture: Action Images

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Watford have signed experienced defender Lucas Neill on a deal until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

The 35-year-old, who is Australia captain, last played for Omiya Ardija in Japan's J-League and has been without a club since November.

He has been training with Blackburn Rovers but spent the last week at London Colney with the Hornets squad and impressed the Watford coaching staff.

"I want to add my experience to the Watford squad and I'm hoping that some of my natural leadership skills can benefit the group here," Neill told the club website.

He continued:  "I'm highly motivated to keep playing. There's still a huge passion within me for football. I've had experience in different territories across recent years.

"I've spent 14 years of my career in England and my family are based here.

"I took up challenges in different countries because I wanted some new experiences - but this is a great chance for me to play at an excellent level and help Watford finish the season as strongly as possible."

Neill has been capped 96 times by Socceroos and his former English clubs include Millwall, West Ham United and Everton.

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5:15pm Mon 24 Feb 14

LutonHornet says...

What on earth for????
What on earth for???? LutonHornet
  • Score: 6

5:19pm Mon 24 Feb 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

Seriously?! You've got to be kidding. I thought he'd long gone back to sheep-farming in the outback.
Please tell me why we need another aging defender - (he's actually 36 in 2 week's time).
He has absolutely no pace!
Seriously?! You've got to be kidding. I thought he'd long gone back to sheep-farming in the outback. Please tell me why we need another aging defender - (he's actually 36 in 2 week's time). He has absolutely no pace! The BestTrip2011
  • Score: 0

5:19pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Bush Hornet says...

Former captain of Australia. Well we need leaders I guess
Former captain of Australia. Well we need leaders I guess Bush Hornet
  • Score: 11

5:21pm Mon 24 Feb 14

CARDIFFHORN says...

Why?? Hardly fits the Pozzo plan does it?
Why?? Hardly fits the Pozzo plan does it? CARDIFFHORN
  • Score: -3

5:27pm Mon 24 Feb 14

ralear49 says...

and the goals will come from .... ?
and the goals will come from .... ? ralear49
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Mon 24 Feb 14

WanderingDynamo says...

Purely as cover I'd imagine & probably a decent bloke to have in the squad due to his experience & leadership qualities etc.

As it says in the piece, Hall is injured again & Ekstrand suspended.

Useful to have instead of chucking in kids at the wrong time.

As for the 'Pozzo Model' - they don't care about age when promotion is the aim, beit this season or next.
Purely as cover I'd imagine & probably a decent bloke to have in the squad due to his experience & leadership qualities etc. As it says in the piece, Hall is injured again & Ekstrand suspended. Useful to have instead of chucking in kids at the wrong time. As for the 'Pozzo Model' - they don't care about age when promotion is the aim, beit this season or next. WanderingDynamo
  • Score: 24

5:31pm Mon 24 Feb 14

WanderingDynamo says...

'That piece' by the way being the article on the official site!

http://www.watfordfc
.com/news/article/14
0224-lucas-neill-sig
ns-1380824.aspx

I knew I'd read it somewhere!!
'That piece' by the way being the article on the official site! http://www.watfordfc .com/news/article/14 0224-lucas-neill-sig ns-1380824.aspx I knew I'd read it somewhere!! WanderingDynamo
  • Score: 3

5:40pm Mon 24 Feb 14

only5foot3 says...

well remembered for leaving blackburn for west ham for £85k per week
making his debut in the fa cup match vs watford which mcnamee scored the only goal
well remembered for leaving blackburn for west ham for £85k per week making his debut in the fa cup match vs watford which mcnamee scored the only goal only5foot3
  • Score: 4

5:50pm Mon 24 Feb 14

reggieb says...

So the best scouting network in the world has come up with Lucas Neill, christ, reckon shaquille o'neal would do a better job
So the best scouting network in the world has come up with Lucas Neill, christ, reckon shaquille o'neal would do a better job reggieb
  • Score: -12

5:50pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Man from Pinner says...

Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available.
Difficult to understand taking on a further defender.
In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.
Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available. Difficult to understand taking on a further defender. In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority. Man from Pinner
  • Score: 9

5:50pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Hornankey says...

Here we go again. It is becoming ludicrous. Do we have a player policy?
Here we go again. It is becoming ludicrous. Do we have a player policy? Hornankey
  • Score: -7

5:58pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Prpwfc says...

Hornankey wrote:
Here we go again. It is becoming ludicrous. Do we have a player policy?
Knob !!
[quote][p][bold]Hornankey[/bold] wrote: Here we go again. It is becoming ludicrous. Do we have a player policy?[/p][/quote]Knob !! Prpwfc
  • Score: 10

6:15pm Mon 24 Feb 14

tiger bay says...

Man from Pinner wrote:
Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available.
Difficult to understand taking on a further defender.
In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.
Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .
[quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available. Difficult to understand taking on a further defender. In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.[/p][/quote]Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. . tiger bay
  • Score: 18

6:24pm Mon 24 Feb 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

tiger bay wrote:
Man from Pinner wrote:
Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available.
Difficult to understand taking on a further defender.
In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.
Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .
Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.
[quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available. Difficult to understand taking on a further defender. In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.[/p][/quote]Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .[/p][/quote]Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him. The BestTrip2011
  • Score: -1

6:29pm Mon 24 Feb 14

cliff46 says...

I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available.
It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up.
I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton. cliff46
  • Score: 8

6:31pm Mon 24 Feb 14

SuperHorn says...

People say he's awful, but some ex-prem players that are tagged 'awful' actually turn out to be half decent. Take Martin Taylor for example. I assume we only signed him because of massive injury worries at the back
People say he's awful, but some ex-prem players that are tagged 'awful' actually turn out to be half decent. Take Martin Taylor for example. I assume we only signed him because of massive injury worries at the back SuperHorn
  • Score: 12

6:35pm Mon 24 Feb 14

tiger bay says...

The BestTrip2011 wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
Man from Pinner wrote:
Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available.
Difficult to understand taking on a further defender.
In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.
Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .
Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.
Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..
[quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available. Difficult to understand taking on a further defender. In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.[/p][/quote]Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .[/p][/quote]Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.[/p][/quote]Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. .. tiger bay
  • Score: 47

6:48pm Mon 24 Feb 14

mellow yellow says...

Nani and Neill were at West Ham at the same time. Go figure.
Nani and Neill were at West Ham at the same time. Go figure. mellow yellow
  • Score: 17

6:48pm Mon 24 Feb 14

WessexLad says...

Did he know Nani at West Ham?
Did he know Nani at West Ham? WessexLad
  • Score: 2

6:56pm Mon 24 Feb 14

WanderingDynamo says...

tiger bay wrote:
The BestTrip2011 wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
Man from Pinner wrote:
Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available.
Difficult to understand taking on a further defender.
In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.
Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .
Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.
Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..
Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt?

i give you John McClelland. That is all.

Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were.

He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani.
Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.
[quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available. Difficult to understand taking on a further defender. In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.[/p][/quote]Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .[/p][/quote]Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.[/p][/quote]Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..[/p][/quote]Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt? i give you John McClelland. That is all. Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were. He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani. Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more. WanderingDynamo
  • Score: 1

7:00pm Mon 24 Feb 14

mellow yellow says...

WanderingDynamo wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
The BestTrip2011 wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
Man from Pinner wrote:
Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available.
Difficult to understand taking on a further defender.
In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.
Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .
Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.
Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..
Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt?

i give you John McClelland. That is all.

Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were.

He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani.
Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.
McClelland was very quick, but he didn't run too gracefully. It was an optical illusion. Best defender in all my time watching the orns.
[quote][p][bold]WanderingDynamo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available. Difficult to understand taking on a further defender. In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.[/p][/quote]Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .[/p][/quote]Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.[/p][/quote]Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..[/p][/quote]Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt? i give you John McClelland. That is all. Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were. He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani. Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.[/p][/quote]McClelland was very quick, but he didn't run too gracefully. It was an optical illusion. Best defender in all my time watching the orns. mellow yellow
  • Score: 33

7:02pm Mon 24 Feb 14

SCMW57 says...

Unless he is fit enough to play in most of our remaining matches (leadership skills needed) I cannot understand the logic....
.....although this signing is consistent with the recruitment policy that we have become used to.
No chance of any home-grown player having a future here with this management regime!
Club fast becoming the butt of many jokes
Unless he is fit enough to play in most of our remaining matches (leadership skills needed) I cannot understand the logic.... .....although this signing is consistent with the recruitment policy that we have become used to. No chance of any home-grown player having a future here with this management regime! Club fast becoming the butt of many jokes SCMW57
  • Score: -11

7:31pm Mon 24 Feb 14

ramage1996 says...

The BestTrip2011 wrote:
Seriously?! You've got to be kidding. I thought he'd long gone back to sheep-farming in the outback.
Please tell me why we need another aging defender - (he's actually 36 in 2 week's time).
He has absolutely no pace!
Stop whinging you tart, we have Ekstrand out for a few games, Nosworthy is off on loan and Hoban has been out for a year and isnt ready to start every game.

We play three centre backs so need cover, he has loads of experience in this country and 96 caps for Oz with many as captain, sounds like a great short term signing.

moan moan moan
[quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: Seriously?! You've got to be kidding. I thought he'd long gone back to sheep-farming in the outback. Please tell me why we need another aging defender - (he's actually 36 in 2 week's time). He has absolutely no pace![/p][/quote]Stop whinging you tart, we have Ekstrand out for a few games, Nosworthy is off on loan and Hoban has been out for a year and isnt ready to start every game. We play three centre backs so need cover, he has loads of experience in this country and 96 caps for Oz with many as captain, sounds like a great short term signing. moan moan moan ramage1996
  • Score: 34

7:41pm Mon 24 Feb 14

AussieHornetsFan says...

Aussie Aussie Aussie !! Oi oi oi! Finally ..
Aussie Aussie Aussie !! Oi oi oi! Finally .. AussieHornetsFan
  • Score: 6

7:44pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Goldenboy1960 says...

WanderingDynamo wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
The BestTrip2011 wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
Man from Pinner wrote:
Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available.
Difficult to understand taking on a further defender.
In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.
Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .
Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.
Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..
Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt?

i give you John McClelland. That is all.

Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were.

He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani.
Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.
If I understood what you have said? John McClelland had no pace!!!!

You have to be joking.

He is one of the quickest defenders Watford have ever had. Upright run but incredibly quick. Ask GT/Tom Walley/Steve Harrison et al
[quote][p][bold]WanderingDynamo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available. Difficult to understand taking on a further defender. In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.[/p][/quote]Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .[/p][/quote]Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.[/p][/quote]Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..[/p][/quote]Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt? i give you John McClelland. That is all. Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were. He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani. Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.[/p][/quote]If I understood what you have said? John McClelland had no pace!!!! You have to be joking. He is one of the quickest defenders Watford have ever had. Upright run but incredibly quick. Ask GT/Tom Walley/Steve Harrison et al Goldenboy1960
  • Score: 17

7:47pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Goldenboy1960 says...

Angella for a midfield defensive berth.....
Angella for a midfield defensive berth..... Goldenboy1960
  • Score: -7

7:49pm Mon 24 Feb 14

ramage1996 says...

Lucas Neil will want to be in the Australia squad for the world cup so he has a big motivation to play well for us.
Lucas Neil will want to be in the Australia squad for the world cup so he has a big motivation to play well for us. ramage1996
  • Score: 24

7:51pm Mon 24 Feb 14

VYDRA22 says...

Lucas Neil??surely Lloyd is a better stand in?how many defenders does sannino need?very odd choice.my dad in his day was class defender I will give sannino his details,he would be cheaper than Lucas Neil!perhaps the speed is striker will be David connolly he his old now and will fit in well!
Lucas Neil??surely Lloyd is a better stand in?how many defenders does sannino need?very odd choice.my dad in his day was class defender I will give sannino his details,he would be cheaper than Lucas Neil!perhaps the speed is striker will be David connolly he his old now and will fit in well! VYDRA22
  • Score: -13

7:52pm Mon 24 Feb 14

PembsHornet says...

Heard from a VERY reliable source that Matthew Upson, Anton Ferdinand and Joe Cole are all very close to signing #also way past it!! I want Nani's job and would happily do it for 50% of his wages and would guarantee to do a better job!!
Heard from a VERY reliable source that Matthew Upson, Anton Ferdinand and Joe Cole are all very close to signing #also way past it!! I want Nani's job and would happily do it for 50% of his wages and would guarantee to do a better job!! PembsHornet
  • Score: -9

8:04pm Mon 24 Feb 14

ramage1996 says...

PembsHornet wrote:
Heard from a VERY reliable source that Matthew Upson, Anton Ferdinand and Joe Cole are all very close to signing #also way past it!! I want Nani's job and would happily do it for 50% of his wages and would guarantee to do a better job!!
Well if Nani did manage to get Cole who has 56 caps for England and is only 32 to play for Watford I think we should pay him more, wouldnt mind Anton Ferdinand either tbh..

When you say "#way past it" are you saying that you wouldnt want Cole or Ferdinand at Watford?..... blimey

Im well happy with the signing of Neil, we lack leaders and he is an international captain.
[quote][p][bold]PembsHornet[/bold] wrote: Heard from a VERY reliable source that Matthew Upson, Anton Ferdinand and Joe Cole are all very close to signing #also way past it!! I want Nani's job and would happily do it for 50% of his wages and would guarantee to do a better job!![/p][/quote]Well if Nani did manage to get Cole who has 56 caps for England and is only 32 to play for Watford I think we should pay him more, wouldnt mind Anton Ferdinand either tbh.. When you say "#way past it" are you saying that you wouldnt want Cole or Ferdinand at Watford?..... blimey Im well happy with the signing of Neil, we lack leaders and he is an international captain. ramage1996
  • Score: 15

8:06pm Mon 24 Feb 14

D.unstable says...

What it doesn't say is we are going to play him up front on his own in a 3 5 1 1 formation as he has demonstrated more of an eye for goal in training than the current strikers.
What it doesn't say is we are going to play him up front on his own in a 3 5 1 1 formation as he has demonstrated more of an eye for goal in training than the current strikers. D.unstable
  • Score: 5

8:09pm Mon 24 Feb 14

D.unstable says...

Anyway, welcome Lucas and I wish you well in yellow. Do you have any mates that can score goals?
Anyway, welcome Lucas and I wish you well in yellow. Do you have any mates that can score goals? D.unstable
  • Score: 13

8:11pm Mon 24 Feb 14

SAHornet says...

He's cheap....end of !
He's cheap....end of ! SAHornet
  • Score: -5

8:13pm Mon 24 Feb 14

1234566789 says...

You all moan that we don't have enough leaders or enough people in the dressing room with English/Championship experience. This guy covers both. How is this a bad thing?
You all moan that we don't have enough leaders or enough people in the dressing room with English/Championship experience. This guy covers both. How is this a bad thing? 1234566789
  • Score: 26

8:21pm Mon 24 Feb 14

PembsHornet says...

ramage1996 wrote:
PembsHornet wrote:
Heard from a VERY reliable source that Matthew Upson, Anton Ferdinand and Joe Cole are all very close to signing #also way past it!! I want Nani's job and would happily do it for 50% of his wages and would guarantee to do a better job!!
Well if Nani did manage to get Cole who has 56 caps for England and is only 32 to play for Watford I think we should pay him more, wouldnt mind Anton Ferdinand either tbh..

When you say "#way past it" are you saying that you wouldnt want Cole or Ferdinand at Watford?..... blimey

Im well happy with the signing of Neil, we lack leaders and he is an international captain.
Not really. I'd rather have young hungry players who want to play for the shirt rather than a pay cheque. Yes we need leaders but in all honesty is Neill really the right man for that job? We need a leader who is guaranteed to start each match not one who may add something on the training pitch. With this all so commonly mentioned world wide scouting network I'm lost as to why we continue to bring in players who add so little to squad let alone the team. Tozer apart, the latest recruits are hardly setting our team alight, some are experienced internationals who should at least ooze class even if it does take a few games to get up to speed but Ranegie, Park and Merkel do not stand out even in Championship terms.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PembsHornet[/bold] wrote: Heard from a VERY reliable source that Matthew Upson, Anton Ferdinand and Joe Cole are all very close to signing #also way past it!! I want Nani's job and would happily do it for 50% of his wages and would guarantee to do a better job!![/p][/quote]Well if Nani did manage to get Cole who has 56 caps for England and is only 32 to play for Watford I think we should pay him more, wouldnt mind Anton Ferdinand either tbh.. When you say "#way past it" are you saying that you wouldnt want Cole or Ferdinand at Watford?..... blimey Im well happy with the signing of Neil, we lack leaders and he is an international captain.[/p][/quote]Not really. I'd rather have young hungry players who want to play for the shirt rather than a pay cheque. Yes we need leaders but in all honesty is Neill really the right man for that job? We need a leader who is guaranteed to start each match not one who may add something on the training pitch. With this all so commonly mentioned world wide scouting network I'm lost as to why we continue to bring in players who add so little to squad let alone the team. Tozer apart, the latest recruits are hardly setting our team alight, some are experienced internationals who should at least ooze class even if it does take a few games to get up to speed but Ranegie, Park and Merkel do not stand out even in Championship terms. PembsHornet
  • Score: -7

8:28pm Mon 24 Feb 14

ramage1996 says...

PembsHornet wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
PembsHornet wrote:
Heard from a VERY reliable source that Matthew Upson, Anton Ferdinand and Joe Cole are all very close to signing #also way past it!! I want Nani's job and would happily do it for 50% of his wages and would guarantee to do a better job!!
Well if Nani did manage to get Cole who has 56 caps for England and is only 32 to play for Watford I think we should pay him more, wouldnt mind Anton Ferdinand either tbh..

When you say "#way past it" are you saying that you wouldnt want Cole or Ferdinand at Watford?..... blimey

Im well happy with the signing of Neil, we lack leaders and he is an international captain.
Not really. I'd rather have young hungry players who want to play for the shirt rather than a pay cheque. Yes we need leaders but in all honesty is Neill really the right man for that job? We need a leader who is guaranteed to start each match not one who may add something on the training pitch. With this all so commonly mentioned world wide scouting network I'm lost as to why we continue to bring in players who add so little to squad let alone the team. Tozer apart, the latest recruits are hardly setting our team alight, some are experienced internationals who should at least ooze class even if it does take a few games to get up to speed but Ranegie, Park and Merkel do not stand out even in Championship terms.
So a player motivated to get in his national teams squad/team this summer is here just for a pay cheque?

You think a 'young hungry player' will have more leadership quality than someone who captains his country his country and is about to play in another world cup with 96 caps?

He is on a deal for a few months ffs, whats the harm, the alternative is taking a promising youngster off a big team with no experience..
Nani has done a good job getting him here and he knows him from West Ham so if he thought he was a **** and would disrupt the dressing room he wouldnt have got him
[quote][p][bold]PembsHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PembsHornet[/bold] wrote: Heard from a VERY reliable source that Matthew Upson, Anton Ferdinand and Joe Cole are all very close to signing #also way past it!! I want Nani's job and would happily do it for 50% of his wages and would guarantee to do a better job!![/p][/quote]Well if Nani did manage to get Cole who has 56 caps for England and is only 32 to play for Watford I think we should pay him more, wouldnt mind Anton Ferdinand either tbh.. When you say "#way past it" are you saying that you wouldnt want Cole or Ferdinand at Watford?..... blimey Im well happy with the signing of Neil, we lack leaders and he is an international captain.[/p][/quote]Not really. I'd rather have young hungry players who want to play for the shirt rather than a pay cheque. Yes we need leaders but in all honesty is Neill really the right man for that job? We need a leader who is guaranteed to start each match not one who may add something on the training pitch. With this all so commonly mentioned world wide scouting network I'm lost as to why we continue to bring in players who add so little to squad let alone the team. Tozer apart, the latest recruits are hardly setting our team alight, some are experienced internationals who should at least ooze class even if it does take a few games to get up to speed but Ranegie, Park and Merkel do not stand out even in Championship terms.[/p][/quote]So a player motivated to get in his national teams squad/team this summer is here just for a pay cheque? You think a 'young hungry player' will have more leadership quality than someone who captains his country his country and is about to play in another world cup with 96 caps? He is on a deal for a few months ffs, whats the harm, the alternative is taking a promising youngster off a big team with no experience.. Nani has done a good job getting him here and he knows him from West Ham so if he thought he was a **** and would disrupt the dressing room he wouldnt have got him ramage1996
  • Score: 14

8:32pm Mon 24 Feb 14

D.unstable says...

I've heard he might be one for the lady's....somebody said he was big down under!!!

I'm here all week and also available on twitter.
I've heard he might be one for the lady's....somebody said he was big down under!!! I'm here all week and also available on twitter. D.unstable
  • Score: 7

8:39pm Mon 24 Feb 14

PembsHornet says...

ramage1996 wrote:
PembsHornet wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
PembsHornet wrote:
Heard from a VERY reliable source that Matthew Upson, Anton Ferdinand and Joe Cole are all very close to signing #also way past it!! I want Nani's job and would happily do it for 50% of his wages and would guarantee to do a better job!!
Well if Nani did manage to get Cole who has 56 caps for England and is only 32 to play for Watford I think we should pay him more, wouldnt mind Anton Ferdinand either tbh..

When you say "#way past it" are you saying that you wouldnt want Cole or Ferdinand at Watford?..... blimey

Im well happy with the signing of Neil, we lack leaders and he is an international captain.
Not really. I'd rather have young hungry players who want to play for the shirt rather than a pay cheque. Yes we need leaders but in all honesty is Neill really the right man for that job? We need a leader who is guaranteed to start each match not one who may add something on the training pitch. With this all so commonly mentioned world wide scouting network I'm lost as to why we continue to bring in players who add so little to squad let alone the team. Tozer apart, the latest recruits are hardly setting our team alight, some are experienced internationals who should at least ooze class even if it does take a few games to get up to speed but Ranegie, Park and Merkel do not stand out even in Championship terms.
So a player motivated to get in his national teams squad/team this summer is here just for a pay cheque?

You think a 'young hungry player' will have more leadership quality than someone who captains his country his country and is about to play in another world cup with 96 caps?

He is on a deal for a few months ffs, whats the harm, the alternative is taking a promising youngster off a big team with no experience..
Nani has done a good job getting him here and he knows him from West Ham so if he thought he was a **** and would disrupt the dressing room he wouldnt have got him
How many games do you think he will play before the end of season? How many weeks will it take him to get anywhere near match fit? Do you think his leadership will count on the practice ground or from the treatment room? Without having a go mate Lucas Neill is not man to inject the necessary additives to the team which will carry us into the play off places and will he add anything going into next season. I'm sure if he had that much to offer he would have been picked up by another team since being free. Lets talk sense here, we now need to build for next season unless we have a remarkable turn in form.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PembsHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PembsHornet[/bold] wrote: Heard from a VERY reliable source that Matthew Upson, Anton Ferdinand and Joe Cole are all very close to signing #also way past it!! I want Nani's job and would happily do it for 50% of his wages and would guarantee to do a better job!![/p][/quote]Well if Nani did manage to get Cole who has 56 caps for England and is only 32 to play for Watford I think we should pay him more, wouldnt mind Anton Ferdinand either tbh.. When you say "#way past it" are you saying that you wouldnt want Cole or Ferdinand at Watford?..... blimey Im well happy with the signing of Neil, we lack leaders and he is an international captain.[/p][/quote]Not really. I'd rather have young hungry players who want to play for the shirt rather than a pay cheque. Yes we need leaders but in all honesty is Neill really the right man for that job? We need a leader who is guaranteed to start each match not one who may add something on the training pitch. With this all so commonly mentioned world wide scouting network I'm lost as to why we continue to bring in players who add so little to squad let alone the team. Tozer apart, the latest recruits are hardly setting our team alight, some are experienced internationals who should at least ooze class even if it does take a few games to get up to speed but Ranegie, Park and Merkel do not stand out even in Championship terms.[/p][/quote]So a player motivated to get in his national teams squad/team this summer is here just for a pay cheque? You think a 'young hungry player' will have more leadership quality than someone who captains his country his country and is about to play in another world cup with 96 caps? He is on a deal for a few months ffs, whats the harm, the alternative is taking a promising youngster off a big team with no experience.. Nani has done a good job getting him here and he knows him from West Ham so if he thought he was a **** and would disrupt the dressing room he wouldnt have got him[/p][/quote]How many games do you think he will play before the end of season? How many weeks will it take him to get anywhere near match fit? Do you think his leadership will count on the practice ground or from the treatment room? Without having a go mate Lucas Neill is not man to inject the necessary additives to the team which will carry us into the play off places and will he add anything going into next season. I'm sure if he had that much to offer he would have been picked up by another team since being free. Lets talk sense here, we now need to build for next season unless we have a remarkable turn in form. PembsHornet
  • Score: 5

8:51pm Mon 24 Feb 14

WanderingDynamo says...

I stand corrected re. John McClelland.

Age has finally caught up with me.

I'd best put some trousers on aswell.
I stand corrected re. John McClelland. Age has finally caught up with me. I'd best put some trousers on aswell. WanderingDynamo
  • Score: 5

8:55pm Mon 24 Feb 14

watford1881 says...

There has been talk on social media services in Italy that the Pozzos are planning to sell their ownership steak of Watford FC.. Hope the rumours are wrong.. Pozzos model is not working or likely to without spending real funds.. Udinese fans, media & some staff are likely to get angry if funds for there playing staff is cut because of Watford need whether leaning there better players or spending cash.. Rocky times ahead.... Maybe.....
There has been talk on social media services in Italy that the Pozzos are planning to sell their ownership steak of Watford FC.. Hope the rumours are wrong.. Pozzos model is not working or likely to without spending real funds.. Udinese fans, media & some staff are likely to get angry if funds for there playing staff is cut because of Watford need whether leaning there better players or spending cash.. Rocky times ahead.... Maybe..... watford1881
  • Score: -19

9:07pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Bizarre. Nani is clearly paid based on the number of heads he can get to sign irrespective of how old they are, how long they sign for and whether they ever play for the club. Just don't know what's going on. We need a young quick forward, so Nani gets us an old, slow defender. marvellous.
Bizarre. Nani is clearly paid based on the number of heads he can get to sign irrespective of how old they are, how long they sign for and whether they ever play for the club. Just don't know what's going on. We need a young quick forward, so Nani gets us an old, slow defender. marvellous. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 11

9:14pm Mon 24 Feb 14

ramage1996 says...

watford1881 wrote:
There has been talk on social media services in Italy that the Pozzos are planning to sell their ownership steak of Watford FC.. Hope the rumours are wrong.. Pozzos model is not working or likely to without spending real funds.. Udinese fans, media & some staff are likely to get angry if funds for there playing staff is cut because of Watford need whether leaning there better players or spending cash.. Rocky times ahead.... Maybe.....
Which social media sites mate?

I go on wfcforums who have Udinese fans on there who have not mentioned this, do you want to post which sites these are or are a Luton fan making it up?

Seems strange that the Udinese fans on our main independent message board have not heard of this but you have...
[quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: There has been talk on social media services in Italy that the Pozzos are planning to sell their ownership steak of Watford FC.. Hope the rumours are wrong.. Pozzos model is not working or likely to without spending real funds.. Udinese fans, media & some staff are likely to get angry if funds for there playing staff is cut because of Watford need whether leaning there better players or spending cash.. Rocky times ahead.... Maybe.....[/p][/quote]Which social media sites mate? I go on wfcforums who have Udinese fans on there who have not mentioned this, do you want to post which sites these are or are a Luton fan making it up? Seems strange that the Udinese fans on our main independent message board have not heard of this but you have... ramage1996
  • Score: 13

9:19pm Mon 24 Feb 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

ramage1996 wrote:
The BestTrip2011 wrote:
Seriously?! You've got to be kidding. I thought he'd long gone back to sheep-farming in the outback.
Please tell me why we need another aging defender - (he's actually 36 in 2 week's time).
He has absolutely no pace!
Stop whinging you tart, we have Ekstrand out for a few games, Nosworthy is off on loan and Hoban has been out for a year and isnt ready to start every game.

We play three centre backs so need cover, he has loads of experience in this country and 96 caps for Oz with many as captain, sounds like a great short term signing.

moan moan moan
Whatever mate. I don't normally moan but this just smacks of desperation to me.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: Seriously?! You've got to be kidding. I thought he'd long gone back to sheep-farming in the outback. Please tell me why we need another aging defender - (he's actually 36 in 2 week's time). He has absolutely no pace![/p][/quote]Stop whinging you tart, we have Ekstrand out for a few games, Nosworthy is off on loan and Hoban has been out for a year and isnt ready to start every game. We play three centre backs so need cover, he has loads of experience in this country and 96 caps for Oz with many as captain, sounds like a great short term signing. moan moan moan[/p][/quote]Whatever mate. I don't normally moan but this just smacks of desperation to me. The BestTrip2011
  • Score: 1

9:22pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Stoney77 says...

watford1881 wrote:
There has been talk on social media services in Italy that the Pozzos are planning to sell their ownership steak of Watford FC.. Hope the rumours are wrong.. Pozzos model is not working or likely to without spending real funds.. Udinese fans, media & some staff are likely to get angry if funds for there playing staff is cut because of Watford need whether leaning there better players or spending cash.. Rocky times ahead.... Maybe.....
There has been talk on social media services in Italy and Spain that the Pozzos are planning to sell their steak (sic) in Udinese and Granada. Pozzos model (across 3 clubs) is not working or likely to work without investing significantly in all 3 clubs. Due to the riches of the premier league the Pozzos will want to concentrate on Watford. Udinese fans, media and some staff are worried. Rocky times ahead for Udinese..... Maybe

(Just as likely, no?...... And total bull **** as well)
[quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: There has been talk on social media services in Italy that the Pozzos are planning to sell their ownership steak of Watford FC.. Hope the rumours are wrong.. Pozzos model is not working or likely to without spending real funds.. Udinese fans, media & some staff are likely to get angry if funds for there playing staff is cut because of Watford need whether leaning there better players or spending cash.. Rocky times ahead.... Maybe.....[/p][/quote]There has been talk on social media services in Italy and Spain that the Pozzos are planning to sell their steak (sic) in Udinese and Granada. Pozzos model (across 3 clubs) is not working or likely to work without investing significantly in all 3 clubs. Due to the riches of the premier league the Pozzos will want to concentrate on Watford. Udinese fans, media and some staff are worried. Rocky times ahead for Udinese..... Maybe (Just as likely, no?...... And total bull **** as well) Stoney77
  • Score: 12

9:23pm Mon 24 Feb 14

downunderorn says...

Slow, old, finished. I have witnessed it first hand in the Australian A- league! Or is the A-league that much better than the Championship???? This is a last ditch effort by Lucas to go to the World Cup with Australia. We have been conned. Prove me wrong Lucas
Slow, old, finished. I have witnessed it first hand in the Australian A- league! Or is the A-league that much better than the Championship???? This is a last ditch effort by Lucas to go to the World Cup with Australia. We have been conned. Prove me wrong Lucas downunderorn
  • Score: 0

9:24pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Goldenboy1960 says...

watford1881 wrote:
There has been talk on social media services in Italy that the Pozzos are planning to sell their ownership steak of Watford FC.. Hope the rumours are wrong.. Pozzos model is not working or likely to without spending real funds.. Udinese fans, media & some staff are likely to get angry if funds for there playing staff is cut because of Watford need whether leaning there better players or spending cash.. Rocky times ahead.... Maybe.....
I thought a steak was something you would eat.....

Don't wish to be rude but if you can't write properly, i.e. steak or stake I cannot hold any credence to your words...

Leaning or lending?
[quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: There has been talk on social media services in Italy that the Pozzos are planning to sell their ownership steak of Watford FC.. Hope the rumours are wrong.. Pozzos model is not working or likely to without spending real funds.. Udinese fans, media & some staff are likely to get angry if funds for there playing staff is cut because of Watford need whether leaning there better players or spending cash.. Rocky times ahead.... Maybe.....[/p][/quote]I thought a steak was something you would eat..... Don't wish to be rude but if you can't write properly, i.e. steak or stake I cannot hold any credence to your words... Leaning or lending? Goldenboy1960
  • Score: 6

9:26pm Mon 24 Feb 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

downunderorn wrote:
Slow, old, finished. I have witnessed it first hand in the Australian A- league! Or is the A-league that much better than the Championship???? This is a last ditch effort by Lucas to go to the World Cup with Australia. We have been conned. Prove me wrong Lucas
Yep.
[quote][p][bold]downunderorn[/bold] wrote: Slow, old, finished. I have witnessed it first hand in the Australian A- league! Or is the A-league that much better than the Championship???? This is a last ditch effort by Lucas to go to the World Cup with Australia. We have been conned. Prove me wrong Lucas[/p][/quote]Yep. The BestTrip2011
  • Score: 3

9:30pm Mon 24 Feb 14

watford1881 says...

ramage1996 wrote:
watford1881 wrote:
There has been talk on social media services in Italy that the Pozzos are planning to sell their ownership steak of Watford FC.. Hope the rumours are wrong.. Pozzos model is not working or likely to without spending real funds.. Udinese fans, media & some staff are likely to get angry if funds for there playing staff is cut because of Watford need whether leaning there better players or spending cash.. Rocky times ahead.... Maybe.....
Which social media sites mate?

I go on wfcforums who have Udinese fans on there who have not mentioned this, do you want to post which sites these are or are a Luton fan making it up?

Seems strange that the Udinese fans on our main independent message board have not heard of this but you have...
He's probably wrong.. My father is away in Northern Italy on holiday & he told me briefly that he had talked to some people who are fans and they say because Udine are not doing as well this season as was expected.. I think they are 8-9 points from relegation zone.. Some supporters are looking for scapegoats.. I only spoke to him briefly earlier.. To be honest it's probably bull then.. I haven't talked to any fans myself.. As U have and u have not heard anything that puts my mind to rest..
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: There has been talk on social media services in Italy that the Pozzos are planning to sell their ownership steak of Watford FC.. Hope the rumours are wrong.. Pozzos model is not working or likely to without spending real funds.. Udinese fans, media & some staff are likely to get angry if funds for there playing staff is cut because of Watford need whether leaning there better players or spending cash.. Rocky times ahead.... Maybe.....[/p][/quote]Which social media sites mate? I go on wfcforums who have Udinese fans on there who have not mentioned this, do you want to post which sites these are or are a Luton fan making it up? Seems strange that the Udinese fans on our main independent message board have not heard of this but you have...[/p][/quote]He's probably wrong.. My father is away in Northern Italy on holiday & he told me briefly that he had talked to some people who are fans and they say because Udine are not doing as well this season as was expected.. I think they are 8-9 points from relegation zone.. Some supporters are looking for scapegoats.. I only spoke to him briefly earlier.. To be honest it's probably bull then.. I haven't talked to any fans myself.. As U have and u have not heard anything that puts my mind to rest.. watford1881
  • Score: -9

9:33pm Mon 24 Feb 14

VYDRA22 says...

cliff46 wrote:
I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available.
It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up.
I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim
[quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.[/p][/quote]spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim VYDRA22
  • Score: 2

9:36pm Mon 24 Feb 14

tiger bay says...

SAHornet wrote:
He's cheap....end of !
Maybe you and your little gang of social media bullies could gather on the M1 motorway bridge at North Watford and boo him as he arrives in Watford just to show him what a fantastic, supportive, sad group you are??
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: He's cheap....end of ![/p][/quote]Maybe you and your little gang of social media bullies could gather on the M1 motorway bridge at North Watford and boo him as he arrives in Watford just to show him what a fantastic, supportive, sad group you are?? tiger bay
  • Score: 6

9:38pm Mon 24 Feb 14

tiger bay says...

VYDRA22 wrote:
cliff46 wrote:
I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available.
It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up.
I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim
Ironic from someone calling themself Vydra??
[quote][p][bold]VYDRA22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.[/p][/quote]spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim[/p][/quote]Ironic from someone calling themself Vydra?? tiger bay
  • Score: -3

9:40pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Hampshire hornet says...

watford1881 wrote:
There has been talk on social media services in Italy that the Pozzos are planning to sell their ownership steak of Watford FC.. Hope the rumours are wrong.. Pozzos model is not working or likely to without spending real funds.. Udinese fans, media & some staff are likely to get angry if funds for there playing staff is cut because of Watford need whether leaning there better players or spending cash.. Rocky times ahead.... Maybe.....
they do staeks on the concourse? its hard enough getting chips FFS
[quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: There has been talk on social media services in Italy that the Pozzos are planning to sell their ownership steak of Watford FC.. Hope the rumours are wrong.. Pozzos model is not working or likely to without spending real funds.. Udinese fans, media & some staff are likely to get angry if funds for there playing staff is cut because of Watford need whether leaning there better players or spending cash.. Rocky times ahead.... Maybe.....[/p][/quote]they do staeks on the concourse? its hard enough getting chips FFS Hampshire hornet
  • Score: 1

10:06pm Mon 24 Feb 14

goldanboy says...

Sounds like it's a favour from Nani. Please, please, please, get us a striker.
Sounds like it's a favour from Nani. Please, please, please, get us a striker. goldanboy
  • Score: 1

10:11pm Mon 24 Feb 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

This suggests that we haven't given up on the play-offs (and why should we), else we'd be introducing squad players (Belkalem, Brown) or players who are coming back from injury (Hoban) into the back line. At least we won't just be playing out the season I suppose.

Personally though, I'd rather the likes of Hoban and Brown WERE given the chance. Judging by Saturday's performance, the play-offs are a pipe dream - we should be directing everything at hitting the ground running for 2014/15.

Striker please. If Park is the answer, I have no idea what the question is.
This suggests that we haven't given up on the play-offs (and why should we), else we'd be introducing squad players (Belkalem, Brown) or players who are coming back from injury (Hoban) into the back line. At least we won't just be playing out the season I suppose. Personally though, I'd rather the likes of Hoban and Brown WERE given the chance. Judging by Saturday's performance, the play-offs are a pipe dream - we should be directing everything at hitting the ground running for 2014/15. Striker please. If Park is the answer, I have no idea what the question is. JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 14

10:18pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Sahorn says...

He speaks English (sorta!), so it's a YES from me..
He speaks English (sorta!), so it's a YES from me.. Sahorn
  • Score: 2

10:23pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Nothing like a bit of long term planning eh. What exactly is the policy being employed at the club? Many acquisitions have been poor, we've got virtually zero striking threat yet we get a has-been defender who will offer no long term progression for the club.

Maybe it's just be, but are we going down the dumper?

Discuss
Nothing like a bit of long term planning eh. What exactly is the policy being employed at the club? Many acquisitions have been poor, we've got virtually zero striking threat yet we get a has-been defender who will offer no long term progression for the club. Maybe it's just be, but are we going down the dumper? Discuss Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -2

10:44pm Mon 24 Feb 14

ramage1996 says...

VYDRA22 wrote:
cliff46 wrote:
I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available.
It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up.
I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim
I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did....

Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.
[quote][p][bold]VYDRA22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.[/p][/quote]spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim[/p][/quote]I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT. ramage1996
  • Score: 14

11:01pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Ramageland says...

ramage1996 wrote:
VYDRA22 wrote:
cliff46 wrote:
I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available.
It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up.
I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim
I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did....

Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.
Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad!
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VYDRA22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.[/p][/quote]spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim[/p][/quote]I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.[/p][/quote]Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad! Ramageland
  • Score: 9

11:21pm Mon 24 Feb 14

ramage1996 says...

Ramageland wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
VYDRA22 wrote:
cliff46 wrote:
I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available.
It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up.
I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim
I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did....

Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.
Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad!
I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential.
We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.
[quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VYDRA22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.[/p][/quote]spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim[/p][/quote]I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.[/p][/quote]Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad![/p][/quote]I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination. ramage1996
  • Score: 12

11:39pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Ramageland says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Ramageland wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
VYDRA22 wrote:
cliff46 wrote:
I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available.
It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up.
I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim
I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did....

Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.
Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad!
I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential.
We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.
Totally agree. Every now and then you get a player that lights the place up with their skill and, for me, Ramage was magic (in a really sh*t period for the club). Could have been a Watford legend if it wasn't for injuries. And he's only ever had good things to say about Watford since - which just endears him more!
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VYDRA22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.[/p][/quote]spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim[/p][/quote]I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.[/p][/quote]Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad![/p][/quote]I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Every now and then you get a player that lights the place up with their skill and, for me, Ramage was magic (in a really sh*t period for the club). Could have been a Watford legend if it wasn't for injuries. And he's only ever had good things to say about Watford since - which just endears him more! Ramageland
  • Score: 12

11:49pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Hornankey says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Ramageland wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
VYDRA22 wrote:
cliff46 wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim
I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.
Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad!
I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.
Good player. Seem to recall him suffering some pretty awful injuries.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VYDRA22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.[/p][/quote]spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim[/p][/quote]I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.[/p][/quote]Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad![/p][/quote]I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.[/p][/quote]Good player. Seem to recall him suffering some pretty awful injuries. Hornankey
  • Score: 4

11:49pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Hornankey says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Ramageland wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
VYDRA22 wrote:
cliff46 wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim
I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.
Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad!
I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.
Good player. Seem to recall him suffering some pretty awful injuries.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VYDRA22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.[/p][/quote]spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim[/p][/quote]I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.[/p][/quote]Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad![/p][/quote]I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.[/p][/quote]Good player. Seem to recall him suffering some pretty awful injuries. Hornankey
  • Score: 0

11:49pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Hornankey says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Ramageland wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
VYDRA22 wrote:
cliff46 wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim
I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.
Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad!
I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.
Good player. Seem to recall him suffering some pretty awful injuries.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VYDRA22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.[/p][/quote]spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim[/p][/quote]I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.[/p][/quote]Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad![/p][/quote]I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.[/p][/quote]Good player. Seem to recall him suffering some pretty awful injuries. Hornankey
  • Score: 0

11:49pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Hornankey says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Ramageland wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
VYDRA22 wrote:
cliff46 wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim
I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.
Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad!
I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.
Good player. Seem to recall him suffering some pretty awful injuries.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VYDRA22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.[/p][/quote]spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim[/p][/quote]I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.[/p][/quote]Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad![/p][/quote]I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.[/p][/quote]Good player. Seem to recall him suffering some pretty awful injuries. Hornankey
  • Score: 1

12:11am Tue 25 Feb 14

D.unstable says...

Under normal circumstances I would be delighted to add a player of Lucas's undoubted quality and experience, but right now we need to put the €¥#%*~! ball in the net. Any more centre backs and defensive mids we really will be parking the bus...a double decker to house them all.

This realy does sum up the football we have to look forward to under Sannino, lets go for the 0-0 but if we can sneak a 1-0 occasionally we'll be delighted. If only we could bring back GFZ with a supportive experienced number 2.
Under normal circumstances I would be delighted to add a player of Lucas's undoubted quality and experience, but right now we need to put the €¥#%*~! ball in the net. Any more centre backs and defensive mids we really will be parking the bus...a double decker to house them all. This realy does sum up the football we have to look forward to under Sannino, lets go for the 0-0 but if we can sneak a 1-0 occasionally we'll be delighted. If only we could bring back GFZ with a supportive experienced number 2. D.unstable
  • Score: 8

12:13am Tue 25 Feb 14

VOReason says...

Defies logic, defies belief ...

We are not going up, we are not going down ...

Hall, cassetti and ekstrand may be short term absentees but that still leaves doyley nosworthy hoban belkalem brown angella

Plenty of cheaper and arguably better options ...

When our transfer policy seemed to have consistency it made sense and gave us confidence ... Now it's illogical and must create doubt ...
Defies logic, defies belief ... We are not going up, we are not going down ... Hall, cassetti and ekstrand may be short term absentees but that still leaves doyley nosworthy hoban belkalem brown angella Plenty of cheaper and arguably better options ... When our transfer policy seemed to have consistency it made sense and gave us confidence ... Now it's illogical and must create doubt ... VOReason
  • Score: 7

12:16am Tue 25 Feb 14

D.unstable says...

Hornankey wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
Ramageland wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
VYDRA22 wrote:
cliff46 wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim
I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.
Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad!
I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.
Good player. Seem to recall him suffering some pretty awful injuries.
Indeed, do you tend to pack on about 3 stone every summer?
[quote][p][bold]Hornankey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VYDRA22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.[/p][/quote]spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim[/p][/quote]I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.[/p][/quote]Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad![/p][/quote]I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.[/p][/quote]Good player. Seem to recall him suffering some pretty awful injuries.[/p][/quote]Indeed, do you tend to pack on about 3 stone every summer? D.unstable
  • Score: -4

5:31am Tue 25 Feb 14

lutondown says...

mellow yellow wrote:
WanderingDynamo wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
The BestTrip2011 wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
Man from Pinner wrote:
Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available.
Difficult to understand taking on a further defender.
In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.
Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .
Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.
Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..
Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt?

i give you John McClelland. That is all.

Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were.

He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani.
Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.
McClelland was very quick, but he didn't run too gracefully. It was an optical illusion. Best defender in all my time watching the orns.
He was brilliant Mellow.
But got to give the guy a chance eh?
After watching the distinct lack of effort last week ( twice) and lack of out field leadership, perhaps it's more about galvanising the team than anything else.
One thing for sure, up to now Nanis signings have by and large been piddle poor...wish he'd b ugger off
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WanderingDynamo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available. Difficult to understand taking on a further defender. In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.[/p][/quote]Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .[/p][/quote]Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.[/p][/quote]Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..[/p][/quote]Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt? i give you John McClelland. That is all. Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were. He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani. Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.[/p][/quote]McClelland was very quick, but he didn't run too gracefully. It was an optical illusion. Best defender in all my time watching the orns.[/p][/quote]He was brilliant Mellow. But got to give the guy a chance eh? After watching the distinct lack of effort last week ( twice) and lack of out field leadership, perhaps it's more about galvanising the team than anything else. One thing for sure, up to now Nanis signings have by and large been piddle poor...wish he'd b ugger off lutondown
  • Score: 6

6:47am Tue 25 Feb 14

mellow yellow says...

lutondown wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
WanderingDynamo wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
The BestTrip2011 wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
Man from Pinner wrote:
Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available.
Difficult to understand taking on a further defender.
In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.
Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .
Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.
Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..
Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt?

i give you John McClelland. That is all.

Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were.

He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani.
Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.
McClelland was very quick, but he didn't run too gracefully. It was an optical illusion. Best defender in all my time watching the orns.
He was brilliant Mellow.
But got to give the guy a chance eh?
After watching the distinct lack of effort last week ( twice) and lack of out field leadership, perhaps it's more about galvanising the team than anything else.
One thing for sure, up to now Nanis signings have by and large been piddle poor...wish he'd b ugger off
Something tells me there will be a big shake up in the summer. And I don't mean this nonsense about our owners selling up. Agreed, perhaps Nani got as lucky as Boothroyd in Season 1, and has been found largely wanting ever since...
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WanderingDynamo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available. Difficult to understand taking on a further defender. In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.[/p][/quote]Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .[/p][/quote]Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.[/p][/quote]Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..[/p][/quote]Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt? i give you John McClelland. That is all. Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were. He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani. Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.[/p][/quote]McClelland was very quick, but he didn't run too gracefully. It was an optical illusion. Best defender in all my time watching the orns.[/p][/quote]He was brilliant Mellow. But got to give the guy a chance eh? After watching the distinct lack of effort last week ( twice) and lack of out field leadership, perhaps it's more about galvanising the team than anything else. One thing for sure, up to now Nanis signings have by and large been piddle poor...wish he'd b ugger off[/p][/quote]Something tells me there will be a big shake up in the summer. And I don't mean this nonsense about our owners selling up. Agreed, perhaps Nani got as lucky as Boothroyd in Season 1, and has been found largely wanting ever since... mellow yellow
  • Score: 4

6:55am Tue 25 Feb 14

29April1975WasBottom says...

I've seen Lucas play and he's better than Larry McGettigan
I've seen Lucas play and he's better than Larry McGettigan 29April1975WasBottom
  • Score: -1

8:42am Tue 25 Feb 14

Harry's Bar says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Nothing like a bit of long term planning eh. What exactly is the policy being employed at the club? Many acquisitions have been poor, we've got virtually zero striking threat yet we get a has-been defender who will offer no long term progression for the club.

Maybe it's just be, but are we going down the dumper?

Discuss
The saying "be careful what you wish for" springs to mind.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Nothing like a bit of long term planning eh. What exactly is the policy being employed at the club? Many acquisitions have been poor, we've got virtually zero striking threat yet we get a has-been defender who will offer no long term progression for the club. Maybe it's just be, but are we going down the dumper? Discuss[/p][/quote]The saying "be careful what you wish for" springs to mind. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 0

8:50am Tue 25 Feb 14

VOReason says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Nothing like a bit of long term planning eh. What exactly is the policy being employed at the club? Many acquisitions have been poor, we've got virtually zero striking threat yet we get a has-been defender who will offer no long term progression for the club.

Maybe it's just be, but are we going down the dumper?

Discuss
The saying "be careful what you wish for" springs to mind.
I told you all that!!!
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Nothing like a bit of long term planning eh. What exactly is the policy being employed at the club? Many acquisitions have been poor, we've got virtually zero striking threat yet we get a has-been defender who will offer no long term progression for the club. Maybe it's just be, but are we going down the dumper? Discuss[/p][/quote]The saying "be careful what you wish for" springs to mind.[/p][/quote]I told you all that!!! VOReason
  • Score: -3

8:54am Tue 25 Feb 14

VOReason says...

Ramageland wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
Ramageland wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
VYDRA22 wrote:
cliff46 wrote:
I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available.
It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up.
I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.
spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim
I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did....

Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.
Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad!
I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential.
We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.
Totally agree. Every now and then you get a player that lights the place up with their skill and, for me, Ramage was magic (in a really sh*t period for the club). Could have been a Watford legend if it wasn't for injuries. And he's only ever had good things to say about Watford since - which just endears him more!
Fabbrini? No we hounded him out, as a good few tried to do with fessi last year.

Most of you deserve Lucas Neil, get Kenny in to manage him

Zzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VYDRA22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand this, surely by the time he is match fit, having not played since November some of our injured and suspended will be back and available. It seems from recent team and bench selections that Doyley, Reece Brown, Hoban, Belkalem, Angella are available. Any three from that group should provide a reasonable back line. If we went to two at the back, what's wrong with Hoban and Angella as twin centre halves with the other three as back up. I think I like Sannino but does he understand that it isn't mandatory to have three centre halves on the bench as he did for Yeovil and Bolton.[/p][/quote]spot on cliff!another crazy decision.who next from westham from 10 years ago?Watford need a new manager and an English spine to the team.Kenny jacket would have been a great manager for us but wolves havehim[/p][/quote]I remember sitting there in the Vicarage Road end while we finished mid table in League One under Kenny Jacket, as Craig Armstrong punted it out of play again I thought to myself this manager is the worst I have seen, I was praying for GT come back and he did.... Prem two seasons later, God bless GT.[/p][/quote]Likewise - draw after draw, one of the worse seasons I can remember - at least the relegation season before was entertaining! Clearly remember the nil nil at home to Bury in the last home game and having to suffer Warnock and his hoof merchants celebrating at the Vic. Anybody who remembers that fondly must be f***ing mad![/p][/quote]I like the name 'Ramageland', for me Ramage was Hoddle like, he unfortunately didn't fulfill his potential. We had Ramage behind Kev Phillips at one stage, that was a fantastic combination.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Every now and then you get a player that lights the place up with their skill and, for me, Ramage was magic (in a really sh*t period for the club). Could have been a Watford legend if it wasn't for injuries. And he's only ever had good things to say about Watford since - which just endears him more![/p][/quote]Fabbrini? No we hounded him out, as a good few tried to do with fessi last year. Most of you deserve Lucas Neil, get Kenny in to manage him Zzzzzzzz VOReason
  • Score: 0

8:58am Tue 25 Feb 14

ORBY says...

mellow yellow wrote:
WanderingDynamo wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
The BestTrip2011 wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
Man from Pinner wrote:
Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available.
Difficult to understand taking on a further defender.
In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.
Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .
Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.
Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..
Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt?

i give you John McClelland. That is all.

Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were.

He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani.
Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.
McClelland was very quick, but he didn't run too gracefully. It was an optical illusion. Best defender in all my time watching the orns.
I agree absolutely Mellow. Big John had a lot of pace but was ungainly, but not too many got away from him. At the moment our defence seems to be all over the place and a person with a little nous is what we need, whether Neil is that person remains to be seen, but give him a chance.
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WanderingDynamo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available. Difficult to understand taking on a further defender. In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.[/p][/quote]Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .[/p][/quote]Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.[/p][/quote]Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..[/p][/quote]Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt? i give you John McClelland. That is all. Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were. He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani. Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.[/p][/quote]McClelland was very quick, but he didn't run too gracefully. It was an optical illusion. Best defender in all my time watching the orns.[/p][/quote]I agree absolutely Mellow. Big John had a lot of pace but was ungainly, but not too many got away from him. At the moment our defence seems to be all over the place and a person with a little nous is what we need, whether Neil is that person remains to be seen, but give him a chance. ORBY
  • Score: 3

9:03am Tue 25 Feb 14

corbindallas says...

He's short term so from that point at least he is not a noose around our neck like some of our previous signings, Nathan Ellington burnt into my mind re that, he's a leader and we need one he's tall and strong we need that he want's to play international still so has motive and motivation so lets wait and see, I also thought oh no then remembered how well Martin Taylor did for us as mature as he was.On the goal scoring side do we not have a buy back clause for Brit Asombalonga, seems we made a boo boo there as he is banging them in for Posh and we never gave him a chance!
He's short term so from that point at least he is not a noose around our neck like some of our previous signings, Nathan Ellington burnt into my mind re that, he's a leader and we need one he's tall and strong we need that he want's to play international still so has motive and motivation so lets wait and see, I also thought oh no then remembered how well Martin Taylor did for us as mature as he was.On the goal scoring side do we not have a buy back clause for Brit Asombalonga, seems we made a boo boo there as he is banging them in for Posh and we never gave him a chance! corbindallas
  • Score: 4

9:18am Tue 25 Feb 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

WanderingDynamo wrote:
Purely as cover I'd imagine & probably a decent bloke to have in the squad due to his experience & leadership qualities etc.

As it says in the piece, Hall is injured again & Ekstrand suspended.

Useful to have instead of chucking in kids at the wrong time.

As for the 'Pozzo Model' - they don't care about age when promotion is the aim, beit this season or next.
This is exactly the right time to chuck in the kids to give them experience and help them develop. With no decent reserve games, when better than a few meaningless end of season games ? Those still dreaming off play-offs, last weekend was a sense check - we have still lost as many games as we've won this season, we are going nowhere !!!
[quote][p][bold]WanderingDynamo[/bold] wrote: Purely as cover I'd imagine & probably a decent bloke to have in the squad due to his experience & leadership qualities etc. As it says in the piece, Hall is injured again & Ekstrand suspended. Useful to have instead of chucking in kids at the wrong time. As for the 'Pozzo Model' - they don't care about age when promotion is the aim, beit this season or next.[/p][/quote]This is exactly the right time to chuck in the kids to give them experience and help them develop. With no decent reserve games, when better than a few meaningless end of season games ? Those still dreaming off play-offs, last weekend was a sense check - we have still lost as many games as we've won this season, we are going nowhere !!! Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 4

9:27am Tue 25 Feb 14

endean2 says...

apparently some of the guys from the Winter Olympics are looking for a
game, I am sure that Nani can accommodate them as well!
this man is a total clown and needs to leave sap
apparently some of the guys from the Winter Olympics are looking for a game, I am sure that Nani can accommodate them as well! this man is a total clown and needs to leave sap endean2
  • Score: -4

9:34am Tue 25 Feb 14

InterludeWFC says...

Did anyone consider that this might be a deal with a view to a coaching role? I've never seen a set of fans moan, bleat and whine about a signing as much as this - seriously, who do you think we are? Nothing wrong with having another experienced head in the dressing room.
Did anyone consider that this might be a deal with a view to a coaching role? I've never seen a set of fans moan, bleat and whine about a signing as much as this - seriously, who do you think we are? Nothing wrong with having another experienced head in the dressing room. InterludeWFC
  • Score: 10

9:35am Tue 25 Feb 14

VOReason says...

Adrian Durham 'watford sign lucas Neil, if hes the answer I wonder what the question is'.

That **** loves to banter us, loves us to fail, loves the thought that the pozzo/ udinese b project will fail ... And I'm afraid at the minute we are making it easy for him and the haters ...
Adrian Durham 'watford sign lucas Neil, if hes the answer I wonder what the question is'. That **** loves to banter us, loves us to fail, loves the thought that the pozzo/ udinese b project will fail ... And I'm afraid at the minute we are making it easy for him and the haters ... VOReason
  • Score: 1

10:09am Tue 25 Feb 14

WirralHornet64 says...

LutonHornet wrote:
What on earth for????
Because he is a LEADER
[quote][p][bold]LutonHornet[/bold] wrote: What on earth for????[/p][/quote]Because he is a LEADER WirralHornet64
  • Score: 5

10:11am Tue 25 Feb 14

WirralHornet64 says...

ralear49 wrote:
and the goals will come from .... ?
Deeeney, Forestieri, Anya to name but three. Have a bit of faith. So many whingers on here. Will take time but better than most of the last twenty years !
[quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: and the goals will come from .... ?[/p][/quote]Deeeney, Forestieri, Anya to name but three. Have a bit of faith. So many whingers on here. Will take time but better than most of the last twenty years ! WirralHornet64
  • Score: 4

10:50am Tue 25 Feb 14

Kismet110 says...

In a frustrating and very strange season this signing fits right in.

We signed hundreds of midfielders when we needed strikers and now we've signed a defender when we actually have a busload of them already (albeit in different stages of injury/comeback/susp
ended/unknown status);

Angella, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hall, Hoban, Cassetti, Brown, Belkalem, Nosworthy, Pudil, Faraoni, Anya - I make that 12 including 'wingbacks'.

However, even though I never liked him much, it's only for two months, he has bags of experience and is a dirty barsteward so maybe it's an inspired signing; someone to scream, shout and scare his team mates into not constantly exposing their soft underbelly to every pauper team desperate for a goal/point.

Don't know but I'm not complaining as our defending (away from home) could not get any worse than it currently is and he is surely better suited to the rough and tumble of the Championship than most of Nani's useless or inappropriate signings so far.

Can see the headlines now - "Aging Aussie Inspires Hornets To Play Off Glory"......
In a frustrating and very strange season this signing fits right in. We signed hundreds of midfielders when we needed strikers and now we've signed a defender when we actually have a busload of them already (albeit in different stages of injury/comeback/susp ended/unknown status); Angella, Ekstrand, Doyley, Hall, Hoban, Cassetti, Brown, Belkalem, Nosworthy, Pudil, Faraoni, Anya - I make that 12 including 'wingbacks'. However, even though I never liked him much, it's only for two months, he has bags of experience and is a dirty barsteward so maybe it's an inspired signing; someone to scream, shout and scare his team mates into not constantly exposing their soft underbelly to every pauper team desperate for a goal/point. Don't know but I'm not complaining as our defending (away from home) could not get any worse than it currently is and he is surely better suited to the rough and tumble of the Championship than most of Nani's useless or inappropriate signings so far. Can see the headlines now - "Aging Aussie Inspires Hornets To Play Off Glory"...... Kismet110
  • Score: 8

10:51am Tue 25 Feb 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

corbindallas wrote:
He's short term so from that point at least he is not a noose around our neck like some of our previous signings, Nathan Ellington burnt into my mind re that, he's a leader and we need one he's tall and strong we need that he want's to play international still so has motive and motivation so lets wait and see, I also thought oh no then remembered how well Martin Taylor did for us as mature as he was.On the goal scoring side do we not have a buy back clause for Brit Asombalonga, seems we made a boo boo there as he is banging them in for Posh and we never gave him a chance!
MT was 5-6 years younger than LN is when he joined us and has barely played for the last 18 months now he's 34. As someone mentioned, LN is 36 in a couple of weeks.
[quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: He's short term so from that point at least he is not a noose around our neck like some of our previous signings, Nathan Ellington burnt into my mind re that, he's a leader and we need one he's tall and strong we need that he want's to play international still so has motive and motivation so lets wait and see, I also thought oh no then remembered how well Martin Taylor did for us as mature as he was.On the goal scoring side do we not have a buy back clause for Brit Asombalonga, seems we made a boo boo there as he is banging them in for Posh and we never gave him a chance![/p][/quote]MT was 5-6 years younger than LN is when he joined us and has barely played for the last 18 months now he's 34. As someone mentioned, LN is 36 in a couple of weeks. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: -3

11:13am Tue 25 Feb 14

buckler says...

Who next Rolf Harris? Joke of a signing ! Sign for Watford for easy money or back to Sheep Farming. Simple Choice.
Who next Rolf Harris? Joke of a signing ! Sign for Watford for easy money or back to Sheep Farming. Simple Choice. buckler
  • Score: -5

11:17am Tue 25 Feb 14

lockerbiehornet says...

At last a leader!! And someone who will head the odd goal from set pieces
At last a leader!! And someone who will head the odd goal from set pieces lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 7

11:29am Tue 25 Feb 14

Harry's Bar says...

endean2 wrote:
apparently some of the guys from the Winter Olympics are looking for a
game, I am sure that Nani can accommodate them as well!
this man is a total clown and needs to leave sap
Nani may be a sap but who do we get instead.. Joe Kinnear? I hope not.
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: apparently some of the guys from the Winter Olympics are looking for a game, I am sure that Nani can accommodate them as well! this man is a total clown and needs to leave sap[/p][/quote]Nani may be a sap but who do we get instead.. Joe Kinnear? I hope not. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 3

11:32am Tue 25 Feb 14

goldanboy says...

VOReason wrote:
Adrian Durham 'watford sign lucas Neil, if hes the answer I wonder what the question is'.

That **** loves to banter us, loves us to fail, loves the thought that the pozzo/ udinese b project will fail ... And I'm afraid at the minute we are making it easy for him and the haters ...
and his side have a goal scorer banging them in at the moment who's name has been banned on here..
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Adrian Durham 'watford sign lucas Neil, if hes the answer I wonder what the question is'. That **** loves to banter us, loves us to fail, loves the thought that the pozzo/ udinese b project will fail ... And I'm afraid at the minute we are making it easy for him and the haters ...[/p][/quote]and his side have a goal scorer banging them in at the moment who's name has been banned on here.. goldanboy
  • Score: -1

11:57am Tue 25 Feb 14

northofwatfordpete says...

The bloke wants to play and has bags of experience - lets give him a chance.
The bloke wants to play and has bags of experience - lets give him a chance. northofwatfordpete
  • Score: 6

12:17pm Tue 25 Feb 14

1234566789 says...

corbindallas wrote:
He's short term so from that point at least he is not a noose around our neck like some of our previous signings, Nathan Ellington burnt into my mind re that, he's a leader and we need one he's tall and strong we need that he want's to play international still so has motive and motivation so lets wait and see, I also thought oh no then remembered how well Martin Taylor did for us as mature as he was.On the goal scoring side do we not have a buy back clause for Brit Asombalonga, seems we made a boo boo there as he is banging them in for Posh and we never gave him a chance!
Yeah, but League 1 is a completely different kettle of fish! Joe Garner has scored 16 in his last 20 in that division!!!!! Should we get him back ??
[quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: He's short term so from that point at least he is not a noose around our neck like some of our previous signings, Nathan Ellington burnt into my mind re that, he's a leader and we need one he's tall and strong we need that he want's to play international still so has motive and motivation so lets wait and see, I also thought oh no then remembered how well Martin Taylor did for us as mature as he was.On the goal scoring side do we not have a buy back clause for Brit Asombalonga, seems we made a boo boo there as he is banging them in for Posh and we never gave him a chance![/p][/quote]Yeah, but League 1 is a completely different kettle of fish! Joe Garner has scored 16 in his last 20 in that division!!!!! Should we get him back ?? 1234566789
  • Score: 11

12:27pm Tue 25 Feb 14

tiger bay says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
endean2 wrote:
apparently some of the guys from the Winter Olympics are looking for a
game, I am sure that Nani can accommodate them as well!
this man is a total clown and needs to leave sap
Nani may be a sap but who do we get instead.. Joe Kinnear? I hope not.
Di Matteo, Clarke, Hoddle, Mackay, Sherwood (when Spurs inevitably fire him).. there's a long list of positive options Harry. .
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: apparently some of the guys from the Winter Olympics are looking for a game, I am sure that Nani can accommodate them as well! this man is a total clown and needs to leave sap[/p][/quote]Nani may be a sap but who do we get instead.. Joe Kinnear? I hope not.[/p][/quote]Di Matteo, Clarke, Hoddle, Mackay, Sherwood (when Spurs inevitably fire him).. there's a long list of positive options Harry. . tiger bay
  • Score: -4

12:30pm Tue 25 Feb 14

tiger bay says...

tiger bay wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
endean2 wrote:
apparently some of the guys from the Winter Olympics are looking for a
game, I am sure that Nani can accommodate them as well!
this man is a total clown and needs to leave sap
Nani may be a sap but who do we get instead.. Joe Kinnear? I hope not.
Di Matteo, Clarke, Hoddle, Mackay, Sherwood (when Spurs inevitably fire him).. there's a long list of positive options Harry. .
Sorry, just realised you meant to replace Nani. .back to the tried and trusted style for me, a manager that manages, picks the team, chooses the tactics AND signs who HE wants. .
[quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: apparently some of the guys from the Winter Olympics are looking for a game, I am sure that Nani can accommodate them as well! this man is a total clown and needs to leave sap[/p][/quote]Nani may be a sap but who do we get instead.. Joe Kinnear? I hope not.[/p][/quote]Di Matteo, Clarke, Hoddle, Mackay, Sherwood (when Spurs inevitably fire him).. there's a long list of positive options Harry. .[/p][/quote]Sorry, just realised you meant to replace Nani. .back to the tried and trusted style for me, a manager that manages, picks the team, chooses the tactics AND signs who HE wants. . tiger bay
  • Score: -1

12:51pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ramage1996 says...

We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem.

Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.
We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem. Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for. ramage1996
  • Score: -11

1:11pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Bush Hornet says...

ramage1996 wrote:
We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem.

Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.
Scratched record. This has been said so many times.

Had a beer with a Peterborough fan last week. He said Britt is good but NOT great. Doing well in that division but not the finished article. As someone above has said, check out our released flop Joe Garner's form at the moment. Found his level. Hopefully Britt will keep on improving but is he at the standard we need? Probably not.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem. Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.[/p][/quote]Scratched record. This has been said so many times. Had a beer with a Peterborough fan last week. He said Britt is good but NOT great. Doing well in that division but not the finished article. As someone above has said, check out our released flop Joe Garner's form at the moment. Found his level. Hopefully Britt will keep on improving but is he at the standard we need? Probably not. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 12

2:52pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Sealegs says...

Hornankey wrote:
Here we go again. It is becoming ludicrous. Do we have a player policy?
I'm sure we diggery-do.
[quote][p][bold]Hornankey[/bold] wrote: Here we go again. It is becoming ludicrous. Do we have a player policy?[/p][/quote]I'm sure we diggery-do. Sealegs
  • Score: 5

3:42pm Tue 25 Feb 14

SAHornet says...

lutondown wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
WanderingDynamo wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
The BestTrip2011 wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
Man from Pinner wrote:
Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available.
Difficult to understand taking on a further defender.
In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.
Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .
Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.
Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..
Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt?

i give you John McClelland. That is all.

Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were.

He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani.
Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.
McClelland was very quick, but he didn't run too gracefully. It was an optical illusion. Best defender in all my time watching the orns.
He was brilliant Mellow.
But got to give the guy a chance eh?
After watching the distinct lack of effort last week ( twice) and lack of out field leadership, perhaps it's more about galvanising the team than anything else.
One thing for sure, up to now Nanis signings have by and large been piddle poor...wish he'd b ugger off
Quite agree LD
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WanderingDynamo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available. Difficult to understand taking on a further defender. In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.[/p][/quote]Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .[/p][/quote]Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.[/p][/quote]Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..[/p][/quote]Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt? i give you John McClelland. That is all. Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were. He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani. Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.[/p][/quote]McClelland was very quick, but he didn't run too gracefully. It was an optical illusion. Best defender in all my time watching the orns.[/p][/quote]He was brilliant Mellow. But got to give the guy a chance eh? After watching the distinct lack of effort last week ( twice) and lack of out field leadership, perhaps it's more about galvanising the team than anything else. One thing for sure, up to now Nanis signings have by and large been piddle poor...wish he'd b ugger off[/p][/quote]Quite agree LD SAHornet
  • Score: -1

5:30pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Oracledave says...

SAHornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
WanderingDynamo wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
The BestTrip2011 wrote:
tiger bay wrote:
Man from Pinner wrote:
Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available.
Difficult to understand taking on a further defender.
In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.
Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .
Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.
Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..
Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt?

i give you John McClelland. That is all.

Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were.

He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani.
Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.
McClelland was very quick, but he didn't run too gracefully. It was an optical illusion. Best defender in all my time watching the orns.
He was brilliant Mellow.
But got to give the guy a chance eh?
After watching the distinct lack of effort last week ( twice) and lack of out field leadership, perhaps it's more about galvanising the team than anything else.
One thing for sure, up to now Nanis signings have by and large been piddle poor...wish he'd b ugger off
Quite agree LD
That'll be the "piddle poor" signings that almost got up promoted last term !
Of course there is going to be a higher failure rate than most clubs since many we sign are already contracted to the Pozzo organisation and can be shipped out as quick as they are bused in ! Other clubs offering a contract take on a new commitment and so need to be more careful. Even so the list of failures at most Prem/Chship clubs in very high (check out afew club sites).

On LN the benefit may be uncertain but the risk and cost is commensurately low. QED. And sure we will see Tom Hoban plenty of times before May is out !
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WanderingDynamo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tiger bay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Surely Tommy Hoban will play on Saturday? Even then we have LD available. Difficult to understand taking on a further defender. In Abdi's absence surely a playmaker is the priority.[/p][/quote]Tommy Hoban needs to be treated with kid gloves for the remainder of this season. .He has a bright future, our season is over so no point pushing the young man too hard too quickly. Hall is injured, Ekstrand banned, Doyley not good enough (thumbs down please). People on here have been crying out for a leader now many have tried and convicted Lucas Neill of being useless before he's unpacked his suitcase. .[/p][/quote]Wait til you see his lack of pace then you'll be offering to pack it for him.[/p][/quote]Lack of pace?? Galli, Mackay, Sims, Terry, Cassetti, Ellis, Williamson. ...and im sure many others in the yellow shirt did pretty good without pace. .Good defenders can read the game and are in the correct positions so don't need to be greyhounds. .im by no means saying Neill is the answer but Ffs give him a chance!! It was only 5 minutes ago you were all claiming Belkaleem to be the second coming. ..then you saw him play. .let's watch with our own eyes and make informed opinions rather than Wikipedia opinions. ..[/p][/quote]Lack of pace but awesome in a yellow shirt? i give you John McClelland. That is all. Now Neill isn't in McClellands class as far as I'm concerned but then not many are or were. He's back up and as has been pointed out already known to Nani. Short term cover, nothing else, nothing more.[/p][/quote]McClelland was very quick, but he didn't run too gracefully. It was an optical illusion. Best defender in all my time watching the orns.[/p][/quote]He was brilliant Mellow. But got to give the guy a chance eh? After watching the distinct lack of effort last week ( twice) and lack of out field leadership, perhaps it's more about galvanising the team than anything else. One thing for sure, up to now Nanis signings have by and large been piddle poor...wish he'd b ugger off[/p][/quote]Quite agree LD[/p][/quote]That'll be the "piddle poor" signings that almost got up promoted last term ! Of course there is going to be a higher failure rate than most clubs since many we sign are already contracted to the Pozzo organisation and can be shipped out as quick as they are bused in ! Other clubs offering a contract take on a new commitment and so need to be more careful. Even so the list of failures at most Prem/Chship clubs in very high (check out afew club sites). On LN the benefit may be uncertain but the risk and cost is commensurately low. QED. And sure we will see Tom Hoban plenty of times before May is out ! Oracledave
  • Score: 4

5:39pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ramage1996 says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem.

Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.
Scratched record. This has been said so many times.

Had a beer with a Peterborough fan last week. He said Britt is good but NOT great. Doing well in that division but not the finished article. As someone above has said, check out our released flop Joe Garner's form at the moment. Found his level. Hopefully Britt will keep on improving but is he at the standard we need? Probably not.
Oh I see, so because Joe Garner didnt do well here, every striker that does well in League One wont be good enough.

Good job you were not involved in the decision to sign Kevin Phillips from non league, likewise when Palace signed Ian Wright from non league or we signed John Barnes..

Yea thats right mate, he plays lower standard at the moment and is doing very well but because its a lower level he wont be good enough because Joe Garner plays at the same level...

You should be a scout mate, I like the way you think..
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem. Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.[/p][/quote]Scratched record. This has been said so many times. Had a beer with a Peterborough fan last week. He said Britt is good but NOT great. Doing well in that division but not the finished article. As someone above has said, check out our released flop Joe Garner's form at the moment. Found his level. Hopefully Britt will keep on improving but is he at the standard we need? Probably not.[/p][/quote]Oh I see, so because Joe Garner didnt do well here, every striker that does well in League One wont be good enough. Good job you were not involved in the decision to sign Kevin Phillips from non league, likewise when Palace signed Ian Wright from non league or we signed John Barnes.. Yea thats right mate, he plays lower standard at the moment and is doing very well but because its a lower level he wont be good enough because Joe Garner plays at the same level... You should be a scout mate, I like the way you think.. ramage1996
  • Score: -2

5:44pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ramage1996 says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem.

Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.
Scratched record. This has been said so many times.

Had a beer with a Peterborough fan last week. He said Britt is good but NOT great. Doing well in that division but not the finished article. As someone above has said, check out our released flop Joe Garner's form at the moment. Found his level. Hopefully Britt will keep on improving but is he at the standard we need? Probably not.
I was posting that Britt is a star when we sold him, that is why they paid a record fee for him.
He is a fantastic player, he has everything, pace power, skill, good finisher, good in the air and creative..

Did you actually watch him in reserves/youths or him scoring 15 despite playing on the wing for Southend?
I went to Southend a few times as my mates the physio for the reserves
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem. Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.[/p][/quote]Scratched record. This has been said so many times. Had a beer with a Peterborough fan last week. He said Britt is good but NOT great. Doing well in that division but not the finished article. As someone above has said, check out our released flop Joe Garner's form at the moment. Found his level. Hopefully Britt will keep on improving but is he at the standard we need? Probably not.[/p][/quote]I was posting that Britt is a star when we sold him, that is why they paid a record fee for him. He is a fantastic player, he has everything, pace power, skill, good finisher, good in the air and creative.. Did you actually watch him in reserves/youths or him scoring 15 despite playing on the wing for Southend? I went to Southend a few times as my mates the physio for the reserves ramage1996
  • Score: -5

5:52pm Tue 25 Feb 14

watford9140 says...

its worked for last years promotion team to bring in an aged experienced player in kevin phillips. and hes doing the same at his current club. even if hes just helping at training, it cant be a negative thing.
its worked for last years promotion team to bring in an aged experienced player in kevin phillips. and hes doing the same at his current club. even if hes just helping at training, it cant be a negative thing. watford9140
  • Score: 3

6:17pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Oracledave says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem.

Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.
Scratched record. This has been said so many times.

Had a beer with a Peterborough fan last week. He said Britt is good but NOT great. Doing well in that division but not the finished article. As someone above has said, check out our released flop Joe Garner's form at the moment. Found his level. Hopefully Britt will keep on improving but is he at the standard we need? Probably not.
Oh I see, so because Joe Garner didnt do well here, every striker that does well in League One wont be good enough.

Good job you were not involved in the decision to sign Kevin Phillips from non league, likewise when Palace signed Ian Wright from non league or we signed John Barnes..

Yea thats right mate, he plays lower standard at the moment and is doing very well but because its a lower level he wont be good enough because Joe Garner plays at the same level...

You should be a scout mate, I like the way you think..
The point is missed here !

All the various posters are saying (correctly in my view) is that goals in Div 1 do not guarantee goals in the Championship. We will know the answer if Posh get promoted. And if he did start banging em' in we will (I hope) get a decent slice of any future transfer fee !
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem. Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.[/p][/quote]Scratched record. This has been said so many times. Had a beer with a Peterborough fan last week. He said Britt is good but NOT great. Doing well in that division but not the finished article. As someone above has said, check out our released flop Joe Garner's form at the moment. Found his level. Hopefully Britt will keep on improving but is he at the standard we need? Probably not.[/p][/quote]Oh I see, so because Joe Garner didnt do well here, every striker that does well in League One wont be good enough. Good job you were not involved in the decision to sign Kevin Phillips from non league, likewise when Palace signed Ian Wright from non league or we signed John Barnes.. Yea thats right mate, he plays lower standard at the moment and is doing very well but because its a lower level he wont be good enough because Joe Garner plays at the same level... You should be a scout mate, I like the way you think..[/p][/quote]The point is missed here ! All the various posters are saying (correctly in my view) is that goals in Div 1 do not guarantee goals in the Championship. We will know the answer if Posh get promoted. And if he did start banging em' in we will (I hope) get a decent slice of any future transfer fee ! Oracledave
  • Score: 2

6:30pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ramage1996 says...

Who are these various posters?

I Cant see any other than you..
Who are these various posters? I Cant see any other than you.. ramage1996
  • Score: 1

7:39pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Stoney77 says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem.

Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.
Scratched record. This has been said so many times.

Had a beer with a Peterborough fan last week. He said Britt is good but NOT great. Doing well in that division but not the finished article. As someone above has said, check out our released flop Joe Garner's form at the moment. Found his level. Hopefully Britt will keep on improving but is he at the standard we need? Probably not.
Oh I see, so because Joe Garner didnt do well here, every striker that does well in League One wont be good enough.

Good job you were not involved in the decision to sign Kevin Phillips from non league, likewise when Palace signed Ian Wright from non league or we signed John Barnes..

Yea thats right mate, he plays lower standard at the moment and is doing very well but because its a lower level he wont be good enough because Joe Garner plays at the same level...

You should be a scout mate, I like the way you think..
Flipping ell stop getting your nickers in a twist. Quite rightly, people are pointing out that just because a striker scores lots of goals in Div 1 does not guarantee that he will be mustard at a higher level. Joe Garner is an example, Will Hoskins another. No one knows if Britt will make it at a higher level and he certainly would not have been firing us into a play off spot this season had he stayed, that idea is ludicrous.
You are slating the above poster (who presents a reasoned argument as to whether Britt is good enough for champ football) with your sarcastic comments yet you yourself have no evidence to back up your claim that he is good enough, apart from the say so of a mate of yours who was a physio for Southend, and perhaps watching him as a youngster.
You cannot compare BA to John Barnes, Kevin Phillips and Ian Wright - players who were all plucked from Non league football. Britt Assombalonga was plucked from a championship side (having been deemed not good enough to play at that level).
In response to your bit about him banging in goals as a youth player, let's look at Liam Henderson as an example and also I have never known of a striker 'make it' if they HAVENT scored a barrel load of goals at youth level.... Do you think scouts at youth games say "oh look at him, .he's had a quiet game today, he can't score against these 16 year olds but let's give him a shot at the big time.....forget his mate up front who is bagged a hat rick "
May be it's you that shouldn't consider being a scout old chap.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem. Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.[/p][/quote]Scratched record. This has been said so many times. Had a beer with a Peterborough fan last week. He said Britt is good but NOT great. Doing well in that division but not the finished article. As someone above has said, check out our released flop Joe Garner's form at the moment. Found his level. Hopefully Britt will keep on improving but is he at the standard we need? Probably not.[/p][/quote]Oh I see, so because Joe Garner didnt do well here, every striker that does well in League One wont be good enough. Good job you were not involved in the decision to sign Kevin Phillips from non league, likewise when Palace signed Ian Wright from non league or we signed John Barnes.. Yea thats right mate, he plays lower standard at the moment and is doing very well but because its a lower level he wont be good enough because Joe Garner plays at the same level... You should be a scout mate, I like the way you think..[/p][/quote]Flipping ell stop getting your nickers in a twist. Quite rightly, people are pointing out that just because a striker scores lots of goals in Div 1 does not guarantee that he will be mustard at a higher level. Joe Garner is an example, Will Hoskins another. No one knows if Britt will make it at a higher level and he certainly would not have been firing us into a play off spot this season had he stayed, that idea is ludicrous. You are slating the above poster (who presents a reasoned argument as to whether Britt is good enough for champ football) with your sarcastic comments yet you yourself have no evidence to back up your claim that he is good enough, apart from the say so of a mate of yours who was a physio for Southend, and perhaps watching him as a youngster. You cannot compare BA to John Barnes, Kevin Phillips and Ian Wright - players who were all plucked from Non league football. Britt Assombalonga was plucked from a championship side (having been deemed not good enough to play at that level). In response to your bit about him banging in goals as a youth player, let's look at Liam Henderson as an example and also I have never known of a striker 'make it' if they HAVENT scored a barrel load of goals at youth level.... Do you think scouts at youth games say "oh look at him, .he's had a quiet game today, he can't score against these 16 year olds but let's give him a shot at the big time.....forget his mate up front who is bagged a hat rick " May be it's you that shouldn't consider being a scout old chap. Stoney77
  • Score: 1

10:17pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ramage1996 says...

Phillips was released by Southhampton so was 'rejected' and Ian Wright was 'rejected' by Southend and Brighton..

So Assombalonga was sold, in your words..
"(having been deemed not good enough to play at that level)."
Phillips was released by Southhampton so was 'rejected' and Ian Wright was 'rejected' by Southend and Brighton.. So Assombalonga was sold, in your words.. "(having been deemed not good enough to play at that level)." ramage1996
  • Score: 0

10:23pm Tue 25 Feb 14

bigmeuprudeboy says...

ramage1996 wrote:
We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem.

Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.
We aint scoring so Britt and Deeney with Fessi behind sounds like a better option than what we have now
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem. Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.[/p][/quote]We aint scoring so Britt and Deeney with Fessi behind sounds like a better option than what we have now bigmeuprudeboy
  • Score: 0

11:58pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Travelling Hornet says...

Just read through the 107 posts and I've come to the conclusion that most of you lot are a bunch of pompous w4nkers!
Just read through the 107 posts and I've come to the conclusion that most of you lot are a bunch of pompous w4nkers! Travelling Hornet
  • Score: 2

12:31am Wed 26 Feb 14

Bush Hornet says...

Stoney77 wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem.

Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.
Scratched record. This has been said so many times.

Had a beer with a Peterborough fan last week. He said Britt is good but NOT great. Doing well in that division but not the finished article. As someone above has said, check out our released flop Joe Garner's form at the moment. Found his level. Hopefully Britt will keep on improving but is he at the standard we need? Probably not.
Oh I see, so because Joe Garner didnt do well here, every striker that does well in League One wont be good enough.

Good job you were not involved in the decision to sign Kevin Phillips from non league, likewise when Palace signed Ian Wright from non league or we signed John Barnes..

Yea thats right mate, he plays lower standard at the moment and is doing very well but because its a lower level he wont be good enough because Joe Garner plays at the same level...

You should be a scout mate, I like the way you think..
Flipping ell stop getting your nickers in a twist. Quite rightly, people are pointing out that just because a striker scores lots of goals in Div 1 does not guarantee that he will be mustard at a higher level. Joe Garner is an example, Will Hoskins another. No one knows if Britt will make it at a higher level and he certainly would not have been firing us into a play off spot this season had he stayed, that idea is ludicrous.
You are slating the above poster (who presents a reasoned argument as to whether Britt is good enough for champ football) with your sarcastic comments yet you yourself have no evidence to back up your claim that he is good enough, apart from the say so of a mate of yours who was a physio for Southend, and perhaps watching him as a youngster.
You cannot compare BA to John Barnes, Kevin Phillips and Ian Wright - players who were all plucked from Non league football. Britt Assombalonga was plucked from a championship side (having been deemed not good enough to play at that level).
In response to your bit about him banging in goals as a youth player, let's look at Liam Henderson as an example and also I have never known of a striker 'make it' if they HAVENT scored a barrel load of goals at youth level.... Do you think scouts at youth games say "oh look at him, .he's had a quiet game today, he can't score against these 16 year olds but let's give him a shot at the big time.....forget his mate up front who is bagged a hat rick "
May be it's you that shouldn't consider being a scout old chap.
Hey Stoney, Oracledave, thanks for taking care of things in my absence. Just got back from Peterborough - met with Barry Fry and had a brief chat with Fergie's boy too. Told them things have been a bit lacking up front for us at Watford. Sheepishly mentioned that we've been keeping an eye on Britt and wondered if we could activate that 'first dibs' clause on him ASAP. Barry was eager to do a deal straight away (started talking about fees but backed off when I suggested it be based on goals scored). Fergie's boy was a bit harder to read though. He said Britt might be good for a couple of goals in the championship but maybe not. No one knows. I left a bit non plussed. Meeting scheduled with Preston in the morning to find out if they'll release Garner to us. They sounded keen on the phone but apparently the player doesn't want to come back. I'm heading to Cornwall on Friday to spend the day with Neil Warnock on his tractor. He's been emailing me about Beppe's job (he's always the first to smell blood). I said there's definitely a few at Watford who'd bite his proverbial hand off, but I also mentioned that there were some pompous w4nkers too, and Travelling Hornet had just come in from the pub and was appalled. Anyway, I'll let you all know soon...
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: We need to get Britt back, probably have to pay double what we sold him for but he is the best young striker outside the Prem. Should never have sold him, we would be in the play off zone and he would be worth alot more money than what we sold him for.[/p][/quote]Scratched record. This has been said so many times. Had a beer with a Peterborough fan last week. He said Britt is good but NOT great. Doing well in that division but not the finished article. As someone above has said, check out our released flop Joe Garner's form at the moment. Found his level. Hopefully Britt will keep on improving but is he at the standard we need? Probably not.[/p][/quote]Oh I see, so because Joe Garner didnt do well here, every striker that does well in League One wont be good enough. Good job you were not involved in the decision to sign Kevin Phillips from non league, likewise when Palace signed Ian Wright from non league or we signed John Barnes.. Yea thats right mate, he plays lower standard at the moment and is doing very well but because its a lower level he wont be good enough because Joe Garner plays at the same level... You should be a scout mate, I like the way you think..[/p][/quote]Flipping ell stop getting your nickers in a twist. Quite rightly, people are pointing out that just because a striker scores lots of goals in Div 1 does not guarantee that he will be mustard at a higher level. Joe Garner is an example, Will Hoskins another. No one knows if Britt will make it at a higher level and he certainly would not have been firing us into a play off spot this season had he stayed, that idea is ludicrous. You are slating the above poster (who presents a reasoned argument as to whether Britt is good enough for champ football) with your sarcastic comments yet you yourself have no evidence to back up your claim that he is good enough, apart from the say so of a mate of yours who was a physio for Southend, and perhaps watching him as a youngster. You cannot compare BA to John Barnes, Kevin Phillips and Ian Wright - players who were all plucked from Non league football. Britt Assombalonga was plucked from a championship side (having been deemed not good enough to play at that level). In response to your bit about him banging in goals as a youth player, let's look at Liam Henderson as an example and also I have never known of a striker 'make it' if they HAVENT scored a barrel load of goals at youth level.... Do you think scouts at youth games say "oh look at him, .he's had a quiet game today, he can't score against these 16 year olds but let's give him a shot at the big time.....forget his mate up front who is bagged a hat rick " May be it's you that shouldn't consider being a scout old chap.[/p][/quote]Hey Stoney, Oracledave, thanks for taking care of things in my absence. Just got back from Peterborough - met with Barry Fry and had a brief chat with Fergie's boy too. Told them things have been a bit lacking up front for us at Watford. Sheepishly mentioned that we've been keeping an eye on Britt and wondered if we could activate that 'first dibs' clause on him ASAP. Barry was eager to do a deal straight away (started talking about fees but backed off when I suggested it be based on goals scored). Fergie's boy was a bit harder to read though. He said Britt might be good for a couple of goals in the championship but maybe not. No one knows. I left a bit non plussed. Meeting scheduled with Preston in the morning to find out if they'll release Garner to us. They sounded keen on the phone but apparently the player doesn't want to come back. I'm heading to Cornwall on Friday to spend the day with Neil Warnock on his tractor. He's been emailing me about Beppe's job (he's always the first to smell blood). I said there's definitely a few at Watford who'd bite his proverbial hand off, but I also mentioned that there were some pompous w4nkers too, and Travelling Hornet had just come in from the pub and was appalled. Anyway, I'll let you all know soon... Bush Hornet
  • Score: 4

7:41am Wed 26 Feb 14

corbindallas says...

1234566789 wrote:
corbindallas wrote:
He's short term so from that point at least he is not a noose around our neck like some of our previous signings, Nathan Ellington burnt into my mind re that, he's a leader and we need one he's tall and strong we need that he want's to play international still so has motive and motivation so lets wait and see, I also thought oh no then remembered how well Martin Taylor did for us as mature as he was.On the goal scoring side do we not have a buy back clause for Brit Asombalonga, seems we made a boo boo there as he is banging them in for Posh and we never gave him a chance!
Yeah, but League 1 is a completely different kettle of fish! Joe Garner has scored 16 in his last 20 in that division!!!!! Should we get him back ??
Joe Garner got a chance to prove himself Britt didn't it's that simple really in comparison.
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: He's short term so from that point at least he is not a noose around our neck like some of our previous signings, Nathan Ellington burnt into my mind re that, he's a leader and we need one he's tall and strong we need that he want's to play international still so has motive and motivation so lets wait and see, I also thought oh no then remembered how well Martin Taylor did for us as mature as he was.On the goal scoring side do we not have a buy back clause for Brit Asombalonga, seems we made a boo boo there as he is banging them in for Posh and we never gave him a chance![/p][/quote]Yeah, but League 1 is a completely different kettle of fish! Joe Garner has scored 16 in his last 20 in that division!!!!! Should we get him back ??[/p][/quote]Joe Garner got a chance to prove himself Britt didn't it's that simple really in comparison. corbindallas
  • Score: 1

8:20am Wed 26 Feb 14

1234566789 says...

corbindallas wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
corbindallas wrote:
He's short term so from that point at least he is not a noose around our neck like some of our previous signings, Nathan Ellington burnt into my mind re that, he's a leader and we need one he's tall and strong we need that he want's to play international still so has motive and motivation so lets wait and see, I also thought oh no then remembered how well Martin Taylor did for us as mature as he was.On the goal scoring side do we not have a buy back clause for Brit Asombalonga, seems we made a boo boo there as he is banging them in for Posh and we never gave him a chance!
Yeah, but League 1 is a completely different kettle of fish! Joe Garner has scored 16 in his last 20 in that division!!!!! Should we get him back ??
Joe Garner got a chance to prove himself Britt didn't it's that simple really in comparison.
Yes, and I'm not saying Britt wouldn't make it at WFC. I am saying that, just because he has scored goals in League 1, it doesn't mean he would score goals in the Championship. Hence Joe Garner
[quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: He's short term so from that point at least he is not a noose around our neck like some of our previous signings, Nathan Ellington burnt into my mind re that, he's a leader and we need one he's tall and strong we need that he want's to play international still so has motive and motivation so lets wait and see, I also thought oh no then remembered how well Martin Taylor did for us as mature as he was.On the goal scoring side do we not have a buy back clause for Brit Asombalonga, seems we made a boo boo there as he is banging them in for Posh and we never gave him a chance![/p][/quote]Yeah, but League 1 is a completely different kettle of fish! Joe Garner has scored 16 in his last 20 in that division!!!!! Should we get him back ??[/p][/quote]Joe Garner got a chance to prove himself Britt didn't it's that simple really in comparison.[/p][/quote]Yes, and I'm not saying Britt wouldn't make it at WFC. I am saying that, just because he has scored goals in League 1, it doesn't mean he would score goals in the Championship. Hence Joe Garner 1234566789
  • Score: 3

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