Troy Deeney becomes fourth Watford league player to score 20 league goals in consecutive seasons

Watford Observer: Letting fly: Troy Deeney scoring his fine goal against Burnley on Saturday. Picture: Holly Cant Letting fly: Troy Deeney scoring his fine goal against Burnley on Saturday. Picture: Holly Cant

Having reached one landmark the previous weekend, Troy Deeney achieved another one on Saturday as the striker continued his excellent run of form in front of goal.

The 25-year-old’s double in the 4-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday ensured he became the first Watford player since Luther Blissett to score 20 league goals in all competitions in consecutive seasons.

However, Deeney's fine 25-yard shot in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Burnley means he is now part of even more exclusive Vicarage Road club.

The former Walsall man’s seventh goal in as many games took him to 20 league strikes for the season, ensuring he became the first player from the club to reach that landmark in back-to-back campaigns since Cliff Holton in 1961.

Deeney is only the fourth player in Watford’s history to reach that milestone in consecutive seasons – the others being George James (1930/31 and 1931/32) and Frank McPherson (1928/29 and (1929/30).

Head coach Beppe Sannino agreed that Deeney had produced a fine all-round display against the Clarets but added: “What is a shame is that his goals are not helping Watford to climb the table more.”

Saturday’s goal moved Deeney up to equal 19th on Watford’s all-time scorers' list alongside Gary Porter on 56 goals.

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2:45pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Cuetip says...

Congratulations Troy but more importantly the leadership up front links well overall team effort.
Congratulations Troy but more importantly the leadership up front links well overall team effort. Cuetip
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2:51pm Mon 7 Apr 14

jasonwatford says...

Did he not get 19 league goals last season and 1 in the play offs ?
Did he not get 19 league goals last season and 1 in the play offs ? jasonwatford
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3:18pm Mon 7 Apr 14

ramage1996 says...

Considering he was banged up eating Her Majesty's porridge for quite a few games at the start of the season and during the pre season it makes his achievement all the more impressive.

Rumour has it on the twittersphere that Vydra has signed a three year deal with us, him and Deeney reunited up front, Abdi back with the signing of Toszer, Anya and Riera tearing up the flanks from wing back should make us invincible next year.
Considering he was banged up eating Her Majesty's porridge for quite a few games at the start of the season and during the pre season it makes his achievement all the more impressive. Rumour has it on the twittersphere that Vydra has signed a three year deal with us, him and Deeney reunited up front, Abdi back with the signing of Toszer, Anya and Riera tearing up the flanks from wing back should make us invincible next year. ramage1996
  • Score: 8

5:25pm Mon 7 Apr 14

andyhooked says...

All credit to Troy! He appears to me the most fit player on the pitch and in the squad and he also avoids injuries perhaps as he is so fit. FF runs his socks off as well but is also liable to be clattered by hard men that want to take him out as a play maker. Not being a big guy FF, I think, is more likely to be affected by robust tackles and the hard men that want to take FF out of the game and do not fancy taking Troy on? I wiil add to that that Troy's discipline is great as he seldom seems to react badly and certainly is not a prima donna falling down all over the place. We must keep him for next season.
All credit to Troy! He appears to me the most fit player on the pitch and in the squad and he also avoids injuries perhaps as he is so fit. FF runs his socks off as well but is also liable to be clattered by hard men that want to take him out as a play maker. Not being a big guy FF, I think, is more likely to be affected by robust tackles and the hard men that want to take FF out of the game and do not fancy taking Troy on? I wiil add to that that Troy's discipline is great as he seldom seems to react badly and certainly is not a prima donna falling down all over the place. We must keep him for next season. andyhooked
  • Score: 4

7:50pm Mon 7 Apr 14

MainStandShambles says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Considering he was banged up eating Her Majesty's porridge for quite a few games at the start of the season and during the pre season it makes his achievement all the more impressive.

Rumour has it on the twittersphere that Vydra has signed a three year deal with us, him and Deeney reunited up front, Abdi back with the signing of Toszer, Anya and Riera tearing up the flanks from wing back should make us invincible next year.
Wow ramage1996 now there IS a rumour that i'd like to believe in. What a quality group of players they would be on the pitch together. Something to daydream about tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: Considering he was banged up eating Her Majesty's porridge for quite a few games at the start of the season and during the pre season it makes his achievement all the more impressive. Rumour has it on the twittersphere that Vydra has signed a three year deal with us, him and Deeney reunited up front, Abdi back with the signing of Toszer, Anya and Riera tearing up the flanks from wing back should make us invincible next year.[/p][/quote]Wow ramage1996 now there IS a rumour that i'd like to believe in. What a quality group of players they would be on the pitch together. Something to daydream about tomorrow. MainStandShambles
  • Score: 3

8:33am Tue 8 Apr 14

Phoenix Keeper says...

"he became the first Watford player since Luther Blissett to score 20 league goals in all competitions in consecutive seasons"

Is there a lack of proof reading on this site prior to publishing the articles?
"he became the first Watford player since Luther Blissett to score 20 league goals in all competitions in consecutive seasons" Is there a lack of proof reading on this site prior to publishing the articles? Phoenix Keeper
  • Score: 1

9:56am Tue 8 Apr 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

MainStandShambles wrote:
ramage1996 wrote: Considering he was banged up eating Her Majesty's porridge for quite a few games at the start of the season and during the pre season it makes his achievement all the more impressive. Rumour has it on the twittersphere that Vydra has signed a three year deal with us, him and Deeney reunited up front, Abdi back with the signing of Toszer, Anya and Riera tearing up the flanks from wing back should make us invincible next year.
Wow ramage1996 now there IS a rumour that i'd like to believe in. What a quality group of players they would be on the pitch together. Something to daydream about tomorrow.
A couple of rumours that make sense on the face of it

VYDRA
Not set the world alight in the Prem (albeit with injury partly to blame)
Value will likely be lower, certainly in comparison to where it was last season, discouraging the Pozzos to sell up. Does anyone know when his Udinese contract ends?
Wouldn't be surprised if he comes back to us on a year's agreement with the promise of 2015/16 being spent in the Prem with us or the top flight in Spain or Italy
DI MATTEO
Italian
Champions League winner
but probably not on the radar of a lot of Prem sides owing to his limited (if extremely successful) managerial experience
Big mate of Zola's...

Good rumours are always very convenient, but I would LOVE those two to be true.
[quote][p][bold]MainStandShambles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: Considering he was banged up eating Her Majesty's porridge for quite a few games at the start of the season and during the pre season it makes his achievement all the more impressive. Rumour has it on the twittersphere that Vydra has signed a three year deal with us, him and Deeney reunited up front, Abdi back with the signing of Toszer, Anya and Riera tearing up the flanks from wing back should make us invincible next year.[/p][/quote]Wow ramage1996 now there IS a rumour that i'd like to believe in. What a quality group of players they would be on the pitch together. Something to daydream about tomorrow.[/p][/quote]A couple of rumours that make sense on the face of it VYDRA Not set the world alight in the Prem (albeit with injury partly to blame) Value will likely be lower, certainly in comparison to where it was last season, discouraging the Pozzos to sell up. Does anyone know when his Udinese contract ends? Wouldn't be surprised if he comes back to us on a year's agreement with the promise of 2015/16 being spent in the Prem with us or the top flight in Spain or Italy DI MATTEO Italian Champions League winner but probably not on the radar of a lot of Prem sides owing to his limited (if extremely successful) managerial experience Big mate of Zola's... Good rumours are always very convenient, but I would LOVE those two to be true. JohnnyBarnes
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2:00pm Tue 8 Apr 14

soulfulhornet says...

Love to see Vydra back next season if fit and has the desire to play for us in the Championship. Unfortunately Twitter rumours are precisely that .. rumours and probably without foundation. Maybe Matej has learnt the grass is not always greener... and he is not yet ready or experienced enough for the Prem, Serie A or Bundesliga. Pace and finishing ability get you so far, but you need more at the top.

I thought that Vydra had extended his contract with Udinese as apart of the agreement that took him on loan to WBA. It had been due to run out at the end of 2014/15 but was extended by 3 years to 2017/18.

The line-up Ramage1966 gives is mouth watering, but does not address the defencive deficiencies that are still there even after Sannino hard work at the back.
Love to see Vydra back next season if fit and has the desire to play for us in the Championship. Unfortunately Twitter rumours are precisely that .. rumours and probably without foundation. Maybe Matej has learnt the grass is not always greener... and he is not yet ready or experienced enough for the Prem, Serie A or Bundesliga. Pace and finishing ability get you so far, but you need more at the top. I thought that Vydra had extended his contract with Udinese as apart of the agreement that took him on loan to WBA. It had been due to run out at the end of 2014/15 but was extended by 3 years to 2017/18. The line-up Ramage1966 gives is mouth watering, but does not address the defencive deficiencies that are still there even after Sannino hard work at the back. soulfulhornet
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4:22pm Tue 8 Apr 14

francowatford says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Considering he was banged up eating Her Majesty's porridge for quite a few games at the start of the season and during the pre season it makes his achievement all the more impressive.

Rumour has it on the twittersphere that Vydra has signed a three year deal with us, him and Deeney reunited up front, Abdi back with the signing of Toszer, Anya and Riera tearing up the flanks from wing back should make us invincible next year.
i hopefully this is true that vydra is comming back, hopefully he has realised that he has wasted a year of his footballing short career. If he does come back, lets hope he shows some form lick he did first time round
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: Considering he was banged up eating Her Majesty's porridge for quite a few games at the start of the season and during the pre season it makes his achievement all the more impressive. Rumour has it on the twittersphere that Vydra has signed a three year deal with us, him and Deeney reunited up front, Abdi back with the signing of Toszer, Anya and Riera tearing up the flanks from wing back should make us invincible next year.[/p][/quote]i hopefully this is true that vydra is comming back, hopefully he has realised that he has wasted a year of his footballing short career. If he does come back, lets hope he shows some form lick he did first time round francowatford
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