Watford boss Beppe Sannino has praised Troy Deeney's conduct as transfer speculation continues over the striker's future

'Troy is a big professional, as a man and as a player'

'Troy is a big professional, as a man and as a player'

First published in Sport Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

Beppe Sannino has praised Troy Deeney’s behaviour amid constant speculation surrounding his future.

Deeney has been the subject of several bids this summer from Leicester City, Burnley, Swansea City, another Championship club and also a Premier League side.

The Hornets have rejected all offers so far and Sannino has been delighted with the 26-year-old’s demeanour around the club’s London Colney training base.

When asked on Tuesday about Deeney’s behaviour during the speculation, Sannino replied: “Troy is a big professional, as a man and as a player. Troy is my captain. In the future, I don’t know but at the moment, Troy has been the best as a man and as a player.”

Sannino would like Deeney to remain at Vicarage Road but also acknowledged the striker will have aspirations to play in the Premier League.

The Golden Boys’ head coach said: “All managers and coaches would like to have a player like Troy Deeney.

“For Troy, and for all players, they want to improve and aspire but at the moment I am very happy that Troy is still here.”

Sannino does not conduct the club’s transfer activity directly; that is the responsibility of technical director Gian Luca Nani, chief executive Scott Duxbury and owner Gino Pozzo.

But Sannino stressed: “I know everything that is going on because the club talk to me and I know exactly what the club will do.

“As I sit here, Troy Deeney is my player. In the future, the club will tell me what Troy will do.”

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6:43am Fri 25 Jul 14

endean2 says...

"Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these
puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real
interest or significance to say-just shut up.

Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him,
its got to be Assombalonga surely.
"Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real interest or significance to say-just shut up. Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him, its got to be Assombalonga surely. endean2
  • Score: -101

6:46am Fri 25 Jul 14

davidhornet says...

endean2 wrote:
"Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these
puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real
interest or significance to say-just shut up.

Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him,
its got to be Assombalonga surely.
Thanks for your puerile comments. Did you spend all night thinking this up?
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: "Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real interest or significance to say-just shut up. Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him, its got to be Assombalonga surely.[/p][/quote]Thanks for your puerile comments. Did you spend all night thinking this up? davidhornet
  • Score: 59

6:47am Fri 25 Jul 14

davidhornet says...

endean2 wrote:
"Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these
puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real
interest or significance to say-just shut up.

Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him,
its got to be Assombalonga surely.
Thanks for your puerile comments. Did you spend all night thinking this up?
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: "Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real interest or significance to say-just shut up. Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him, its got to be Assombalonga surely.[/p][/quote]Thanks for your puerile comments. Did you spend all night thinking this up? davidhornet
  • Score: 0

7:00am Fri 25 Jul 14

andyandyandy says...

endean2 wrote:
"Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real interest or significance to say-just shut up. Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him, its got to be Assombalonga surely.
If you have nothing of real intrest or significance to say, just shut up!
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: "Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real interest or significance to say-just shut up. Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him, its got to be Assombalonga surely.[/p][/quote]If you have nothing of real intrest or significance to say, just shut up! andyandyandy
  • Score: 37

7:24am Fri 25 Jul 14

endean2 says...

andyandyandy wrote:
endean2 wrote:
"Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real interest or significance to say-just shut up. Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him, its got to be Assombalonga surely.
If you have nothing of real intrest or significance to say, just shut up!
what, you hang on every word that Sannino comes out with.
obviously your very easily entertained, probaly a cloud spotter.
[quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: "Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real interest or significance to say-just shut up. Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him, its got to be Assombalonga surely.[/p][/quote]If you have nothing of real intrest or significance to say, just shut up![/p][/quote]what, you hang on every word that Sannino comes out with. obviously your very easily entertained, probaly a cloud spotter. endean2
  • Score: -52

8:05am Fri 25 Jul 14

SAHornet says...

I don't understand this talk of Assombalonga. Isn't he a Peterborough player? I thought that we only had an option on him when 'boro want to sell him or have I misunderstood?
I don't understand this talk of Assombalonga. Isn't he a Peterborough player? I thought that we only had an option on him when 'boro want to sell him or have I misunderstood? SAHornet
  • Score: 25

8:07am Fri 25 Jul 14

JonBoy says...

endean2 wrote:
"Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these
puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real
interest or significance to say-just shut up.

Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him,
its got to be Assombalonga surely.
I'm sure you're used to being set homework at school. Your test for today is to look up the definition of puerile then write a short piece on how Saninno's comments are puerile. Good luck.
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: "Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real interest or significance to say-just shut up. Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him, its got to be Assombalonga surely.[/p][/quote]I'm sure you're used to being set homework at school. Your test for today is to look up the definition of puerile then write a short piece on how Saninno's comments are puerile. Good luck. JonBoy
  • Score: 27

8:34am Fri 25 Jul 14

VOReason says...

SAHornet wrote:
I don't understand this talk of Assombalonga. Isn't he a Peterborough player? I thought that we only had an option on him when 'boro want to sell him or have I misunderstood?
There could be a buy out clause at a certain fee which we could activate. But he is not the answer, hes quick and powerful but he is lazy and his hold up play is poor. I know he scored bucket loads in league 2 and 1 plus he is 3 years older than when dyche tried him in championship, but he looked out of his depth at that level. Dyche's transfer policy seems to be to go after players he has previously worked with: Kightly, sordell and trying deeney but you don't see him chasing after assombononga. Like Deeney is not guaranteed to succeed in prem I would have the same doubts about Britt in the championship.

Vydra will score the goals if he he gets the supply so we need a back to goal striker who will take the pressure off of matej and supply the ammunition.

If its not Deeney then I really think it can be Ranegie. Have thought he had something from his debut v Yeovil and believe if it is him the crowd need to give him their full support as we did with troy
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: I don't understand this talk of Assombalonga. Isn't he a Peterborough player? I thought that we only had an option on him when 'boro want to sell him or have I misunderstood?[/p][/quote]There could be a buy out clause at a certain fee which we could activate. But he is not the answer, hes quick and powerful but he is lazy and his hold up play is poor. I know he scored bucket loads in league 2 and 1 plus he is 3 years older than when dyche tried him in championship, but he looked out of his depth at that level. Dyche's transfer policy seems to be to go after players he has previously worked with: Kightly, sordell and trying deeney but you don't see him chasing after assombononga. Like Deeney is not guaranteed to succeed in prem I would have the same doubts about Britt in the championship. Vydra will score the goals if he he gets the supply so we need a back to goal striker who will take the pressure off of matej and supply the ammunition. If its not Deeney then I really think it can be Ranegie. Have thought he had something from his debut v Yeovil and believe if it is him the crowd need to give him their full support as we did with troy VOReason
  • Score: 20

9:00am Fri 25 Jul 14

bristol hornet says...

Stay Troy, you know it makes sense!

Bang in the goals alongside Vydra, and you will be passing QPR next season as they come straight back down!
Stay Troy, you know it makes sense! Bang in the goals alongside Vydra, and you will be passing QPR next season as they come straight back down! bristol hornet
  • Score: 16

9:06am Fri 25 Jul 14

petsoundsnick says...

VOReason wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
I don't understand this talk of Assombalonga. Isn't he a Peterborough player? I thought that we only had an option on him when 'boro want to sell him or have I misunderstood?
There could be a buy out clause at a certain fee which we could activate. But he is not the answer, hes quick and powerful but he is lazy and his hold up play is poor. I know he scored bucket loads in league 2 and 1 plus he is 3 years older than when dyche tried him in championship, but he looked out of his depth at that level. Dyche's transfer policy seems to be to go after players he has previously worked with: Kightly, sordell and trying deeney but you don't see him chasing after assombononga. Like Deeney is not guaranteed to succeed in prem I would have the same doubts about Britt in the championship.

Vydra will score the goals if he he gets the supply so we need a back to goal striker who will take the pressure off of matej and supply the ammunition.

If its not Deeney then I really think it can be Ranegie. Have thought he had something from his debut v Yeovil and believe if it is him the crowd need to give him their full support as we did with troy
Completely agree. I find this obsession with Assombalonga bizarre. We sold him for a very decent fee, end of. He is not good enough (yet) for the Championship, if he was, then he would not be playing for Peterborough.

The buyout clause - if one exists - is likely to be several million, which is generally not, as evidence shows you, what the Pozzo's do.

Britt is the past. Good luck to him, but I have serious doubts if he could be as successful in the Championship. Most players who are "good" in league one, are not "good" in the championship. Massive step in class. Its the same going from the Championship to the Premier League - only a limited number of players can make the step up.

if (when) Deeney goes, then Ranegie will be asked to step up. The reason why he has been here for the last six months is to learn the ropes from Deeney and take over his role. Either that, or a player already at Udinese / Granada will come in. This is the model!
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: I don't understand this talk of Assombalonga. Isn't he a Peterborough player? I thought that we only had an option on him when 'boro want to sell him or have I misunderstood?[/p][/quote]There could be a buy out clause at a certain fee which we could activate. But he is not the answer, hes quick and powerful but he is lazy and his hold up play is poor. I know he scored bucket loads in league 2 and 1 plus he is 3 years older than when dyche tried him in championship, but he looked out of his depth at that level. Dyche's transfer policy seems to be to go after players he has previously worked with: Kightly, sordell and trying deeney but you don't see him chasing after assombononga. Like Deeney is not guaranteed to succeed in prem I would have the same doubts about Britt in the championship. Vydra will score the goals if he he gets the supply so we need a back to goal striker who will take the pressure off of matej and supply the ammunition. If its not Deeney then I really think it can be Ranegie. Have thought he had something from his debut v Yeovil and believe if it is him the crowd need to give him their full support as we did with troy[/p][/quote]Completely agree. I find this obsession with Assombalonga bizarre. We sold him for a very decent fee, end of. He is not good enough (yet) for the Championship, if he was, then he would not be playing for Peterborough. The buyout clause - if one exists - is likely to be several million, which is generally not, as evidence shows you, what the Pozzo's do. Britt is the past. Good luck to him, but I have serious doubts if he could be as successful in the Championship. Most players who are "good" in league one, are not "good" in the championship. Massive step in class. Its the same going from the Championship to the Premier League - only a limited number of players can make the step up. if (when) Deeney goes, then Ranegie will be asked to step up. The reason why he has been here for the last six months is to learn the ropes from Deeney and take over his role. Either that, or a player already at Udinese / Granada will come in. This is the model! petsoundsnick
  • Score: 10

9:20am Fri 25 Jul 14

Harry's Bar says...

endean2 wrote:
"Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these
puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real
interest or significance to say-just shut up.

Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him,
its got to be Assombalonga surely.
Look, will you please just shut up about Assombalonga. He's not coming back, he's a League 1 striker and Ikpeazu will be a better player than him.
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: "Troy is my captain" sometimes one really has to laugh at some of these puerile comments made by managers, if you have nothing of real interest or significance to say-just shut up. Like all Watford fans will be sorry to see him go, the man to replace him, its got to be Assombalonga surely.[/p][/quote]Look, will you please just shut up about Assombalonga. He's not coming back, he's a League 1 striker and Ikpeazu will be a better player than him. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 16

9:33am Fri 25 Jul 14

Poppet Bear says...

bristol hornet wrote:
Stay Troy, you know it makes sense!

Bang in the goals alongside Vydra, and you will be passing QPR next season as they come straight back down!
Couldn't have put it better myself.
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Stay Troy, you know it makes sense! Bang in the goals alongside Vydra, and you will be passing QPR next season as they come straight back down![/p][/quote]Couldn't have put it better myself. Poppet Bear
  • Score: 8

9:36am Fri 25 Jul 14

peter10531089 says...

If Troy stays he will become a Watford legend if he goes then good luck to him - he has earned his shot at the big time by not only becoming the player he always had the potential to be but by proving the doubters wrong when he showed just how to go about rehabilitating himself post prison and showing gratitude to the club for giving him that chance.
The fact that Saninno praises a player is never pointless it is as much a message to the dressing room as to us
If Troy stays he will become a Watford legend if he goes then good luck to him - he has earned his shot at the big time by not only becoming the player he always had the potential to be but by proving the doubters wrong when he showed just how to go about rehabilitating himself post prison and showing gratitude to the club for giving him that chance. The fact that Saninno praises a player is never pointless it is as much a message to the dressing room as to us peter10531089
  • Score: 17

11:00am Fri 25 Jul 14

neilhorn says...

Obviously we'd all like Troy to carry on playing for us, but at the figures currently being bandied about, we make £9m profit on the player and he becomes a millionaire overnight. So no sniping at him or the Pozzos when the deal goes though please, as every one of us would do exactly the same in their shoes
Obviously we'd all like Troy to carry on playing for us, but at the figures currently being bandied about, we make £9m profit on the player and he becomes a millionaire overnight. So no sniping at him or the Pozzos when the deal goes though please, as every one of us would do exactly the same in their shoes neilhorn
  • Score: 4

11:03am Fri 25 Jul 14

SMP says...

Sky Sports speculation with a striker coming in:

http://www1.skysport
s.com/transfer/news/
12691/9394114/transf
er-news-odion-ighalo
-in-talks-over-move-
to-watford
Sky Sports speculation with a striker coming in: http://www1.skysport s.com/transfer/news/ 12691/9394114/transf er-news-odion-ighalo -in-talks-over-move- to-watford SMP
  • Score: 1

11:15am Fri 25 Jul 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

SMP wrote:
Sky Sports speculation with a striker coming in:

http://www1.skysport

s.com/transfer/news/

12691/9394114/transf

er-news-odion-ighalo

-in-talks-over-move-

to-watford
Has long been talked about it but I think he would be back up as his record at Granada hasn't been great. I think Ranegie will get his chance - he looked ok last year, has experience and is a full international. I'm sure this eventuality is exactly why he was brought in last season.
[quote][p][bold]SMP[/bold] wrote: Sky Sports speculation with a striker coming in: http://www1.skysport s.com/transfer/news/ 12691/9394114/transf er-news-odion-ighalo -in-talks-over-move- to-watford[/p][/quote]Has long been talked about it but I think he would be back up as his record at Granada hasn't been great. I think Ranegie will get his chance - he looked ok last year, has experience and is a full international. I'm sure this eventuality is exactly why he was brought in last season. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 2

1:07pm Fri 25 Jul 14

bristol hornet says...

neilhorn wrote:
Obviously we'd all like Troy to carry on playing for us, but at the figures currently being bandied about, we make £9m profit on the player and he becomes a millionaire overnight. So no sniping at him or the Pozzos when the deal goes though please, as every one of us would do exactly the same in their shoes
It is nice to think so, but we do not make £9 Million profit as you state.

First of all he cost us over half a million to purchase, and then there is the sell on clause due to Walsall, twenty per cent I seem to remember?

However, having stated all of that, there will still be a huge profit, plus three seasons' worth of magical memories from the man from the midlands (plus his many goals of course).(
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: Obviously we'd all like Troy to carry on playing for us, but at the figures currently being bandied about, we make £9m profit on the player and he becomes a millionaire overnight. So no sniping at him or the Pozzos when the deal goes though please, as every one of us would do exactly the same in their shoes[/p][/quote]It is nice to think so, but we do not make £9 Million profit as you state. First of all he cost us over half a million to purchase, and then there is the sell on clause due to Walsall, twenty per cent I seem to remember? However, having stated all of that, there will still be a huge profit, plus three seasons' worth of magical memories from the man from the midlands (plus his many goals of course).( bristol hornet
  • Score: 1

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