Udinese striker Odion Ighalo agrees one-year loan switch to Watford

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Udinese striker Odion Ighalo has completed his loan move to Watford, signing a one-year deal.

The website AfricanFootball.com had carried quotes from the 25-year-old claiming the deal has been finalised following his medical today.

Ighalo said: "I have completed my loan switch to Watford. I passed a medical on Tuesday and [the] deal is complete, everything is ok. I am happy.

"It's going to be a new challenge for me. I have played in Norway, Spain and Italy. I want a new challenge and Watford gave me that."

And prior to the deal being confirmed by the Hornets, the player tweeted: "I'm happy to join the Watford family."

Ighalo began his professional career in Nigeria with Prime before joining Julius Berger.

A switch to Norwegian side Lyn followed in 2007 and after nine goals in 20 outings across two seasons, Ighalo moved to Italy to join Udinese.

Used sparingly at Udinese in his first season, Ighalo joined Granada on loan for the 2009/10 campaign and netted 17 times to help the Andaluscian side to promotion.

Returning the following year, the former Nigerian Under-20 cap scored five times as Granada completed back-to-back promotions to reach La Liga.

A brief stint with Serie A outfit Cesena in 2010 proved unsuccessful and Ighalo returned to Los Carmenes to score 12 league goals in his next three seasons as Granada retained their top-flight status.

Read Ighalo's heartfelt farewell to Granada supporters here

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5:21pm Tue 29 Jul 14

AMP4WFC says...

Why is everything in this case "according to the player" ?
Why is everything in this case "according to the player" ? AMP4WFC
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5:25pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Surbiton says...

AMP4WFC wrote:
Why is everything in this case "according to the player" ?
They are quoting the player because that is the only source of information they have at the moment. Until the club makes a statement that's all they have to go on!
[quote][p][bold]AMP4WFC[/bold] wrote: Why is everything in this case "according to the player" ?[/p][/quote]They are quoting the player because that is the only source of information they have at the moment. Until the club makes a statement that's all they have to go on! Surbiton
  • Score: 25

5:31pm Tue 29 Jul 14

vag1 says...

Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3.

I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available.

I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.
Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3. I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available. I still think without Deeney we can make top 6. vag1
  • Score: -27

5:32pm Tue 29 Jul 14

bigdave8 says...

Great addition regardless of troy staying or going ( we all know he is likely to go) . Welcome , hope you have a great season with us and with the rest of the talented forwards fire us into the prem
Great addition regardless of troy staying or going ( we all know he is likely to go) . Welcome , hope you have a great season with us and with the rest of the talented forwards fire us into the prem bigdave8
  • Score: 19

5:47pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Wembley84 says...

vag1 wrote:
Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3.

I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available.

I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.
Issue with Danny is he's reputedly on 40k a week at Sunderland, with 2 years still to go. He's got no incentive to go anywhere unless that is matched - which I can't see the Pozzos doing.
[quote][p][bold]vag1[/bold] wrote: Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3. I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available. I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.[/p][/quote]Issue with Danny is he's reputedly on 40k a week at Sunderland, with 2 years still to go. He's got no incentive to go anywhere unless that is matched - which I can't see the Pozzos doing. Wembley84
  • Score: 12

5:51pm Tue 29 Jul 14

itsafamilyclub!!! says...

Im very very happy with this signing..
Im very very happy with this signing.. itsafamilyclub!!!
  • Score: 12

5:55pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Roger "Studs" Joslyn says...

Looks like Igloo is really enthusiastic and keen to come and play in England and the mighty Horns. Good luck to him and hope he can make a real name for himself in the Championship. Welcome young man
Looks like Igloo is really enthusiastic and keen to come and play in England and the mighty Horns. Good luck to him and hope he can make a real name for himself in the Championship. Welcome young man Roger "Studs" Joslyn
  • Score: 16

5:59pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Roger "Studs" Joslyn says...

Roger "Studs" Joslyn wrote:
Looks like Igloo is really enthusiastic and keen to come and play in England and the mighty Horns. Good luck to him and hope he can make a real name for himself in the Championship. Welcome young man
Whoops spelt his name wrong!! Mind you he is very cool and built like a brick snow house!!
[quote][p][bold]Roger "Studs" Joslyn[/bold] wrote: Looks like Igloo is really enthusiastic and keen to come and play in England and the mighty Horns. Good luck to him and hope he can make a real name for himself in the Championship. Welcome young man[/p][/quote]Whoops spelt his name wrong!! Mind you he is very cool and built like a brick snow house!! Roger "Studs" Joslyn
  • Score: 14

6:25pm Tue 29 Jul 14

lockerbiehornet says...

Wembley84 wrote:
vag1 wrote:
Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3.

I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available.

I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.
Issue with Danny is he's reputedly on 40k a week at Sunderland, with 2 years still to go. He's got no incentive to go anywhere unless that is matched - which I can't see the Pozzos doing.
No incentive apart from the fact he's a footballer and won't be playing 1st team football you mean? No way is he on £40k a week, if so why are M'boro interesting in signing him? More like £15k a week I would think and if he wants 1st team football, I would think he already knows he's got a pay cut coming!
[quote][p][bold]Wembley84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vag1[/bold] wrote: Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3. I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available. I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.[/p][/quote]Issue with Danny is he's reputedly on 40k a week at Sunderland, with 2 years still to go. He's got no incentive to go anywhere unless that is matched - which I can't see the Pozzos doing.[/p][/quote]No incentive apart from the fact he's a footballer and won't be playing 1st team football you mean? No way is he on £40k a week, if so why are M'boro interesting in signing him? More like £15k a week I would think and if he wants 1st team football, I would think he already knows he's got a pay cut coming! lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 8

6:41pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Yellowlutherblissett says...

Roger "Studs" Joslyn wrote:
Looks like Igloo is really enthusiastic and keen to come and play in England and the mighty Horns. Good luck to him and hope he can make a real name for himself in the Championship. Welcome young man
Steve Kabba was really enthusiastic.
[quote][p][bold]Roger "Studs" Joslyn[/bold] wrote: Looks like Igloo is really enthusiastic and keen to come and play in England and the mighty Horns. Good luck to him and hope he can make a real name for himself in the Championship. Welcome young man[/p][/quote]Steve Kabba was really enthusiastic. Yellowlutherblissett
  • Score: -6

6:52pm Tue 29 Jul 14

AMP4WFC says...

It´s official on the WFC. Good thing.
Welcome.
It´s official on the WFC. Good thing. Welcome. AMP4WFC
  • Score: 4

6:56pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

Excellent signing and what is better is Beyoncé has already penned his song.... To the tune of 'Halo'
Od - ion - Ig - HALO HALO HALO
Od - ion - Ig - HALO HALO HALO
Od - ion - Ig - HALO HALO HALO
Od - ion - Ig - HALO HALO HALO
Excellent signing and what is better is Beyoncé has already penned his song.... To the tune of 'Halo' Od - ion - Ig - HALO HALO HALO Od - ion - Ig - HALO HALO HALO Od - ion - Ig - HALO HALO HALO Od - ion - Ig - HALO HALO HALO Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
  • Score: -9

7:09pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Roger "Studs" Joslyn says...

Yellowlutherblissett wrote:
Roger "Studs" Joslyn wrote:
Looks like Igloo is really enthusiastic and keen to come and play in England and the mighty Horns. Good luck to him and hope he can make a real name for himself in the Championship. Welcome young man
Steve Kabba was really enthusiastic.
It's about time you showed some enthusiasm and got behind the horns and the new signings. We haven't had it so good for many years. Some people are never satisfied are they Chinese Luther
[quote][p][bold]Yellowlutherblissett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roger "Studs" Joslyn[/bold] wrote: Looks like Igloo is really enthusiastic and keen to come and play in England and the mighty Horns. Good luck to him and hope he can make a real name for himself in the Championship. Welcome young man[/p][/quote]Steve Kabba was really enthusiastic.[/p][/quote]It's about time you showed some enthusiasm and got behind the horns and the new signings. We haven't had it so good for many years. Some people are never satisfied are they Chinese Luther Roger "Studs" Joslyn
  • Score: 0

7:33pm Tue 29 Jul 14

mickallen57 says...

Odion can only strengthen what is already promising to be a promotion challenging squad . Regardless of Troy leaving or staying this is shaping up to be a team to be to push its way into the top flight. Pace, power, talent and guts in abundance ,we have finally got there .
I wish Odion the best ,with Dyer and Anya flying down the wings I am sure he will get the service he needs to be a success. COYH
Odion can only strengthen what is already promising to be a promotion challenging squad . Regardless of Troy leaving or staying this is shaping up to be a team to be to push its way into the top flight. Pace, power, talent and guts in abundance ,we have finally got there . I wish Odion the best ,with Dyer and Anya flying down the wings I am sure he will get the service he needs to be a success. COYH mickallen57
  • Score: 13

8:29pm Tue 29 Jul 14

mkhornet says...

vag1 wrote:
Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3.

I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available.

I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.
I don't believe that there is an automatic buy back in Assombalonga's contract. What is in the contract I believe is that IF they decide to sell we have first choice, I don't believe that they're thinking of selling him at the moment so it's all academic. I don't know what all the fuss is about Assombalonga anyway, yes he's scored goals at a lower level, not sure he'd cut it in the Championship. Let's move on.
[quote][p][bold]vag1[/bold] wrote: Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3. I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available. I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.[/p][/quote]I don't believe that there is an automatic buy back in Assombalonga's contract. What is in the contract I believe is that IF they decide to sell we have first choice, I don't believe that they're thinking of selling him at the moment so it's all academic. I don't know what all the fuss is about Assombalonga anyway, yes he's scored goals at a lower level, not sure he'd cut it in the Championship. Let's move on. mkhornet
  • Score: 19

8:38pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SAHornet says...

mkhornet wrote:
vag1 wrote:
Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3.

I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available.

I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.
I don't believe that there is an automatic buy back in Assombalonga's contract. What is in the contract I believe is that IF they decide to sell we have first choice, I don't believe that they're thinking of selling him at the moment so it's all academic. I don't know what all the fuss is about Assombalonga anyway, yes he's scored goals at a lower level, not sure he'd cut it in the Championship. Let's move on.
Quite right mk. He belongs to Peterborough but SHOULD they seek to sell him, we get first dibs.
[quote][p][bold]mkhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vag1[/bold] wrote: Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3. I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available. I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.[/p][/quote]I don't believe that there is an automatic buy back in Assombalonga's contract. What is in the contract I believe is that IF they decide to sell we have first choice, I don't believe that they're thinking of selling him at the moment so it's all academic. I don't know what all the fuss is about Assombalonga anyway, yes he's scored goals at a lower level, not sure he'd cut it in the Championship. Let's move on.[/p][/quote]Quite right mk. He belongs to Peterborough but SHOULD they seek to sell him, we get first dibs. SAHornet
  • Score: 8

8:38pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Wembley84 says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
Wembley84 wrote:
vag1 wrote:
Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3.

I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available.

I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.
Issue with Danny is he's reputedly on 40k a week at Sunderland, with 2 years still to go. He's got no incentive to go anywhere unless that is matched - which I can't see the Pozzos doing.
No incentive apart from the fact he's a footballer and won't be playing 1st team football you mean? No way is he on £40k a week, if so why are M'boro interesting in signing him? More like £15k a week I would think and if he wants 1st team football, I would think he already knows he's got a pay cut coming!
http://www.mirror.co
.uk/sport/football/t
ransfer-news/sunderl
and-want-danny-graha
m-transfer-3927748?
So we're both wrong
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vag1[/bold] wrote: Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3. I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available. I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.[/p][/quote]Issue with Danny is he's reputedly on 40k a week at Sunderland, with 2 years still to go. He's got no incentive to go anywhere unless that is matched - which I can't see the Pozzos doing.[/p][/quote]No incentive apart from the fact he's a footballer and won't be playing 1st team football you mean? No way is he on £40k a week, if so why are M'boro interesting in signing him? More like £15k a week I would think and if he wants 1st team football, I would think he already knows he's got a pay cut coming![/p][/quote]http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/t ransfer-news/sunderl and-want-danny-graha m-transfer-3927748? So we're both wrong Wembley84
  • Score: -1

9:12pm Tue 29 Jul 14

lockerbiehornet says...

Wembley84 wrote:
lockerbiehornet wrote:
Wembley84 wrote:
vag1 wrote:
Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3.

I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available.

I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.
Issue with Danny is he's reputedly on 40k a week at Sunderland, with 2 years still to go. He's got no incentive to go anywhere unless that is matched - which I can't see the Pozzos doing.
No incentive apart from the fact he's a footballer and won't be playing 1st team football you mean? No way is he on £40k a week, if so why are M'boro interesting in signing him? More like £15k a week I would think and if he wants 1st team football, I would think he already knows he's got a pay cut coming!
http://www.mirror.co

.uk/sport/football/t

ransfer-news/sunderl

and-want-danny-graha

m-transfer-3927748?
So we're both wrong
I'd believe Cameron before I believed the Mirror!!
[quote][p][bold]Wembley84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vag1[/bold] wrote: Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3. I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available. I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.[/p][/quote]Issue with Danny is he's reputedly on 40k a week at Sunderland, with 2 years still to go. He's got no incentive to go anywhere unless that is matched - which I can't see the Pozzos doing.[/p][/quote]No incentive apart from the fact he's a footballer and won't be playing 1st team football you mean? No way is he on £40k a week, if so why are M'boro interesting in signing him? More like £15k a week I would think and if he wants 1st team football, I would think he already knows he's got a pay cut coming![/p][/quote]http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/t ransfer-news/sunderl and-want-danny-graha m-transfer-3927748? So we're both wrong[/p][/quote]I'd believe Cameron before I believed the Mirror!! lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 5

9:32pm Tue 29 Jul 14

1234566789 says...

Deeney, Vydra, Ranegie, Ighalo, Fessi, Fabbrini, Acuna, Ikpeazu, Mensah, Dyer, Anya, Jakubiak

All strikers or been played in the front 3 in pre-season. Think we are about due some departures....
Deeney, Vydra, Ranegie, Ighalo, Fessi, Fabbrini, Acuna, Ikpeazu, Mensah, Dyer, Anya, Jakubiak All strikers or been played in the front 3 in pre-season. Think we are about due some departures.... 1234566789
  • Score: 0

9:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SuperHorn says...

I know Dyer and Anya deserve first team places (especially after watching them on the wings at Borehamwood) but imagine a front 3 of Vydra, Deeney and Ighalo! Would be like the Barcelona trio of Eto'o, Henry and Messi
I know Dyer and Anya deserve first team places (especially after watching them on the wings at Borehamwood) but imagine a front 3 of Vydra, Deeney and Ighalo! Would be like the Barcelona trio of Eto'o, Henry and Messi SuperHorn
  • Score: -3

9:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

It'll be interesting who gets preferred between Ranegie and Ighalo. No way of telling without seeing them in training/in friendlies, but if we manage to keep hold of Deeney, one of them will probably not even be able to make it onto the bench every week... If he goes there's still the question of who starts.

My guess is that Ranegie will be preferred in the centre of the 4-3-3, whilst Ighalo will be more adaptable to the wing, and my gut instinct says Ranegie will be a better partner to Vydra, Ighalo to Forestieri or Deeney.

Whether Deeney stays or goes, it's going to be anyone's guess what the starting 11 is on the first day...
It'll be interesting who gets preferred between Ranegie and Ighalo. No way of telling without seeing them in training/in friendlies, but if we manage to keep hold of Deeney, one of them will probably not even be able to make it onto the bench every week... If he goes there's still the question of who starts. My guess is that Ranegie will be preferred in the centre of the 4-3-3, whilst Ighalo will be more adaptable to the wing, and my gut instinct says Ranegie will be a better partner to Vydra, Ighalo to Forestieri or Deeney. Whether Deeney stays or goes, it's going to be anyone's guess what the starting 11 is on the first day... The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: 4

9:47pm Tue 29 Jul 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

SuperHorn wrote:
I know Dyer and Anya deserve first team places (especially after watching them on the wings at Borehamwood) but imagine a front 3 of Vydra, Deeney and Ighalo! Would be like the Barcelona trio of Eto'o, Henry and Messi
Strength in depth! That's what it's all about! Presumably we'll have settled into a general first 11 that works best for us by October, although we have cover for anything but the most terrible injury crisis - at least in the attacking formations. Of course, the list also includes Ranegie, Forestieri and Fabbrini, and possibly even Murray.
[quote][p][bold]SuperHorn[/bold] wrote: I know Dyer and Anya deserve first team places (especially after watching them on the wings at Borehamwood) but imagine a front 3 of Vydra, Deeney and Ighalo! Would be like the Barcelona trio of Eto'o, Henry and Messi[/p][/quote]Strength in depth! That's what it's all about! Presumably we'll have settled into a general first 11 that works best for us by October, although we have cover for anything but the most terrible injury crisis - at least in the attacking formations. Of course, the list also includes Ranegie, Forestieri and Fabbrini, and possibly even Murray. The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: 0

11:05pm Tue 29 Jul 14

ralear49 says...

I was looking at the fixture list. Here's the line up from late November until New Year:
Derby, Cardiff, Fulham (A), Wigan, Reading (A), Wolves, Cardiff (A)
Blimey! We'll need a big squad for that stretch. Seven hard games with no push-overs in between.
I was looking at the fixture list. Here's the line up from late November until New Year: Derby, Cardiff, Fulham (A), Wigan, Reading (A), Wolves, Cardiff (A) Blimey! We'll need a big squad for that stretch. Seven hard games with no push-overs in between. ralear49
  • Score: 4

9:10am Wed 30 Jul 14

Abbotshorn says...

As long as he gives his all and wears the yellow shirt with pride, then we will support him, welcome to Watford!
As long as he gives his all and wears the yellow shirt with pride, then we will support him, welcome to Watford! Abbotshorn
  • Score: 1

9:27am Wed 30 Jul 14

harrowboy says...

mkhornet wrote:
vag1 wrote:
Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3.

I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available.

I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.
I don't believe that there is an automatic buy back in Assombalonga's contract. What is in the contract I believe is that IF they decide to sell we have first choice, I don't believe that they're thinking of selling him at the moment so it's all academic. I don't know what all the fuss is about Assombalonga anyway, yes he's scored goals at a lower level, not sure he'd cut it in the Championship. Let's move on.
Well said.

It was a very good piece of business to let him go and we have other youngsters with as much promise as he had at the time, in our Academy.

If he scores as many goals this season as last season I may reconsider my view but I do not think so.

Cannot wait for Saturday!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mkhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vag1[/bold] wrote: Good signing. Can play anywhere across the front 3. I still believe Deeney will go. I'd be quite happy to see Graham back, or activate the clause in Assombalonga's contract for the buy back. Can't see any other UK strikers that would be up to it, that are also available. I still think without Deeney we can make top 6.[/p][/quote]I don't believe that there is an automatic buy back in Assombalonga's contract. What is in the contract I believe is that IF they decide to sell we have first choice, I don't believe that they're thinking of selling him at the moment so it's all academic. I don't know what all the fuss is about Assombalonga anyway, yes he's scored goals at a lower level, not sure he'd cut it in the Championship. Let's move on.[/p][/quote]Well said. It was a very good piece of business to let him go and we have other youngsters with as much promise as he had at the time, in our Academy. If he scores as many goals this season as last season I may reconsider my view but I do not think so. Cannot wait for Saturday!!!!!!! harrowboy
  • Score: 1

10:02am Wed 30 Jul 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

ralear49 wrote:
I was looking at the fixture list. Here's the line up from late November until New Year:
Derby, Cardiff, Fulham (A), Wigan, Reading (A), Wolves, Cardiff (A)
Blimey! We'll need a big squad for that stretch. Seven hard games with no push-overs in between.
There's the sense check for anyone thinking we will easily get in the top two this season. What do the bookies currently say ?
[quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: I was looking at the fixture list. Here's the line up from late November until New Year: Derby, Cardiff, Fulham (A), Wigan, Reading (A), Wolves, Cardiff (A) Blimey! We'll need a big squad for that stretch. Seven hard games with no push-overs in between.[/p][/quote]There's the sense check for anyone thinking we will easily get in the top two this season. What do the bookies currently say ? Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 3

10:06am Wed 30 Jul 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
It'll be interesting who gets preferred between Ranegie and Ighalo. No way of telling without seeing them in training/in friendlies, but if we manage to keep hold of Deeney, one of them will probably not even be able to make it onto the bench every week... If he goes there's still the question of who starts.

My guess is that Ranegie will be preferred in the centre of the 4-3-3, whilst Ighalo will be more adaptable to the wing, and my gut instinct says Ranegie will be a better partner to Vydra, Ighalo to Forestieri or Deeney.

Whether Deeney stays or goes, it's going to be anyone's guess what the starting 11 is on the first day...
I'm sure Ranegie will be ahead of Ighalo. Ighalo's record is pretty poor in the top 2 Spanish leagues where even Geijo and Acuna scored regularly. I think he will be a peripheral squad player, as he was at Granada.
[quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: It'll be interesting who gets preferred between Ranegie and Ighalo. No way of telling without seeing them in training/in friendlies, but if we manage to keep hold of Deeney, one of them will probably not even be able to make it onto the bench every week... If he goes there's still the question of who starts. My guess is that Ranegie will be preferred in the centre of the 4-3-3, whilst Ighalo will be more adaptable to the wing, and my gut instinct says Ranegie will be a better partner to Vydra, Ighalo to Forestieri or Deeney. Whether Deeney stays or goes, it's going to be anyone's guess what the starting 11 is on the first day...[/p][/quote]I'm sure Ranegie will be ahead of Ighalo. Ighalo's record is pretty poor in the top 2 Spanish leagues where even Geijo and Acuna scored regularly. I think he will be a peripheral squad player, as he was at Granada. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 0

10:29am Wed 30 Jul 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
ralear49 wrote:
I was looking at the fixture list. Here's the line up from late November until New Year:
Derby, Cardiff, Fulham (A), Wigan, Reading (A), Wolves, Cardiff (A)
Blimey! We'll need a big squad for that stretch. Seven hard games with no push-overs in between.
There's the sense check for anyone thinking we will easily get in the top two this season. What do the bookies currently say ?
Looks like most have us expected to finish 6th-10th. I think a top 6 finish and a 1 in 4 chance of promotion is realistic.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: I was looking at the fixture list. Here's the line up from late November until New Year: Derby, Cardiff, Fulham (A), Wigan, Reading (A), Wolves, Cardiff (A) Blimey! We'll need a big squad for that stretch. Seven hard games with no push-overs in between.[/p][/quote]There's the sense check for anyone thinking we will easily get in the top two this season. What do the bookies currently say ?[/p][/quote]Looks like most have us expected to finish 6th-10th. I think a top 6 finish and a 1 in 4 chance of promotion is realistic. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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10:38am Wed 30 Jul 14

corbindallas says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
It'll be interesting who gets preferred between Ranegie and Ighalo. No way of telling without seeing them in training/in friendlies, but if we manage to keep hold of Deeney, one of them will probably not even be able to make it onto the bench every week... If he goes there's still the question of who starts.

My guess is that Ranegie will be preferred in the centre of the 4-3-3, whilst Ighalo will be more adaptable to the wing, and my gut instinct says Ranegie will be a better partner to Vydra, Ighalo to Forestieri or Deeney.

Whether Deeney stays or goes, it's going to be anyone's guess what the starting 11 is on the first day...
I'm sure Ranegie will be ahead of Ighalo. Ighalo's record is pretty poor in the top 2 Spanish leagues where even Geijo and Acuna scored regularly. I think he will be a peripheral squad player, as he was at Granada.
Why do people keep stating 'goal records are poor compared to' this is a false dawn of info. Vydras goal record was poor before he joined us, Marlon King was not knocking down doors before he joined us, it is down to the team set up the partnerships built the team gelling and the feed these players get, if they are finishers and get the feed they will do well, if not then they wont it really is that simple, you can have the best striker in the world but if he does not get the feed he cannot score as many goals, Sordell, Graham, Smith, Bouazza, Henderson the list goes on of players who went on to other clubs and it did not happen for them as it did at Watford does that make them a rubbish player now? Of course not it is all about team work and the above found it better at Watford than their new clubs, just like Vydra and Marlon found it better with us to produce goals. I can't even bring myself to name that lazy heap of sh ite that cost us over £3million who came and produced nothing, so it does work both ways of course, but for me I will support them 100% whilst they come and prove themselves to us supporters and not write them off before they have even stepped on the pitch.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: It'll be interesting who gets preferred between Ranegie and Ighalo. No way of telling without seeing them in training/in friendlies, but if we manage to keep hold of Deeney, one of them will probably not even be able to make it onto the bench every week... If he goes there's still the question of who starts. My guess is that Ranegie will be preferred in the centre of the 4-3-3, whilst Ighalo will be more adaptable to the wing, and my gut instinct says Ranegie will be a better partner to Vydra, Ighalo to Forestieri or Deeney. Whether Deeney stays or goes, it's going to be anyone's guess what the starting 11 is on the first day...[/p][/quote]I'm sure Ranegie will be ahead of Ighalo. Ighalo's record is pretty poor in the top 2 Spanish leagues where even Geijo and Acuna scored regularly. I think he will be a peripheral squad player, as he was at Granada.[/p][/quote]Why do people keep stating 'goal records are poor compared to' this is a false dawn of info. Vydras goal record was poor before he joined us, Marlon King was not knocking down doors before he joined us, it is down to the team set up the partnerships built the team gelling and the feed these players get, if they are finishers and get the feed they will do well, if not then they wont it really is that simple, you can have the best striker in the world but if he does not get the feed he cannot score as many goals, Sordell, Graham, Smith, Bouazza, Henderson the list goes on of players who went on to other clubs and it did not happen for them as it did at Watford does that make them a rubbish player now? Of course not it is all about team work and the above found it better at Watford than their new clubs, just like Vydra and Marlon found it better with us to produce goals. I can't even bring myself to name that lazy heap of sh ite that cost us over £3million who came and produced nothing, so it does work both ways of course, but for me I will support them 100% whilst they come and prove themselves to us supporters and not write them off before they have even stepped on the pitch. corbindallas
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11:08am Wed 30 Jul 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

corbindallas wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
It'll be interesting who gets preferred between Ranegie and Ighalo. No way of telling without seeing them in training/in friendlies, but if we manage to keep hold of Deeney, one of them will probably not even be able to make it onto the bench every week... If he goes there's still the question of who starts.

My guess is that Ranegie will be preferred in the centre of the 4-3-3, whilst Ighalo will be more adaptable to the wing, and my gut instinct says Ranegie will be a better partner to Vydra, Ighalo to Forestieri or Deeney.

Whether Deeney stays or goes, it's going to be anyone's guess what the starting 11 is on the first day...
I'm sure Ranegie will be ahead of Ighalo. Ighalo's record is pretty poor in the top 2 Spanish leagues where even Geijo and Acuna scored regularly. I think he will be a peripheral squad player, as he was at Granada.
Why do people keep stating 'goal records are poor compared to' this is a false dawn of info. Vydras goal record was poor before he joined us, Marlon King was not knocking down doors before he joined us, it is down to the team set up the partnerships built the team gelling and the feed these players get, if they are finishers and get the feed they will do well, if not then they wont it really is that simple, you can have the best striker in the world but if he does not get the feed he cannot score as many goals, Sordell, Graham, Smith, Bouazza, Henderson the list goes on of players who went on to other clubs and it did not happen for them as it did at Watford does that make them a rubbish player now? Of course not it is all about team work and the above found it better at Watford than their new clubs, just like Vydra and Marlon found it better with us to produce goals. I can't even bring myself to name that lazy heap of sh ite that cost us over £3million who came and produced nothing, so it does work both ways of course, but for me I will support them 100% whilst they come and prove themselves to us supporters and not write them off before they have even stepped on the pitch.
So the fact that "Ighalo's record is pretty poor in the top 2 Spanish leagues where even Geijo and Acuna scored regularly" is irrelevant ? Perhaps they should sign me up - my past record is also poor but that's apparently irrelevant and perhaps with good service who knows..... ?!! Vydra had a cracking record before his injury so no comparison. The only place Ighalo scored lots of goals was the 3rd tier in Spain and we have seen that Acuna and Geijo (who failed here,) scored hatfuls in the 2nd flight. Obviously I hope he does well and will support him. All I'm saying is don't expect miracles and I'd put Ranegie ahead of him as the more likely to cement a first team space if/when TD moves on. If TD doesn't go I expect MR will move on as he's indicated. At 30 and as a full international he needs regular first team football.
[quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: It'll be interesting who gets preferred between Ranegie and Ighalo. No way of telling without seeing them in training/in friendlies, but if we manage to keep hold of Deeney, one of them will probably not even be able to make it onto the bench every week... If he goes there's still the question of who starts. My guess is that Ranegie will be preferred in the centre of the 4-3-3, whilst Ighalo will be more adaptable to the wing, and my gut instinct says Ranegie will be a better partner to Vydra, Ighalo to Forestieri or Deeney. Whether Deeney stays or goes, it's going to be anyone's guess what the starting 11 is on the first day...[/p][/quote]I'm sure Ranegie will be ahead of Ighalo. Ighalo's record is pretty poor in the top 2 Spanish leagues where even Geijo and Acuna scored regularly. I think he will be a peripheral squad player, as he was at Granada.[/p][/quote]Why do people keep stating 'goal records are poor compared to' this is a false dawn of info. Vydras goal record was poor before he joined us, Marlon King was not knocking down doors before he joined us, it is down to the team set up the partnerships built the team gelling and the feed these players get, if they are finishers and get the feed they will do well, if not then they wont it really is that simple, you can have the best striker in the world but if he does not get the feed he cannot score as many goals, Sordell, Graham, Smith, Bouazza, Henderson the list goes on of players who went on to other clubs and it did not happen for them as it did at Watford does that make them a rubbish player now? Of course not it is all about team work and the above found it better at Watford than their new clubs, just like Vydra and Marlon found it better with us to produce goals. I can't even bring myself to name that lazy heap of sh ite that cost us over £3million who came and produced nothing, so it does work both ways of course, but for me I will support them 100% whilst they come and prove themselves to us supporters and not write them off before they have even stepped on the pitch.[/p][/quote]So the fact that "Ighalo's record is pretty poor in the top 2 Spanish leagues where even Geijo and Acuna scored regularly" is irrelevant ? Perhaps they should sign me up - my past record is also poor but that's apparently irrelevant and perhaps with good service who knows..... ?!! Vydra had a cracking record before his injury so no comparison. The only place Ighalo scored lots of goals was the 3rd tier in Spain and we have seen that Acuna and Geijo (who failed here,) scored hatfuls in the 2nd flight. Obviously I hope he does well and will support him. All I'm saying is don't expect miracles and I'd put Ranegie ahead of him as the more likely to cement a first team space if/when TD moves on. If TD doesn't go I expect MR will move on as he's indicated. At 30 and as a full international he needs regular first team football. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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