Troy Deeney targeting promotion after signing new Watford contract

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Troy Deeney says he is fully focussed on securing promotion to the Premier League after signing a new four-year contract at Watford.

This morning we reported Deeney was close to agreeing a new contract and the deal was signed this afternoon.

We were told this morning from a source at the club that it would be a three-year contract but the Hornets have confirmed it will be a four-year deal, which will expire in 2018.

Deeney posted a message via his Instagram page which read: "Happy to have signed my new 4 year contract with @watfordfcofficial and put to bed these transfer rumours. Eyes firmly on promotion and another 20+ goals. Hopefully you're all as happy as I am with the news."

We understand the Golden Boys have been in talks with Deeney for around two weeks.

The 26-year-old has been the subject of several bids from Premier League clubs this summer but the Hornets have been reluctant to let their skipper leave.

We reported 11 days ago that the Hornets would not be selling their striker unless an absurd offer was received and we believe they had been in contract talks since around that time.

QPR and Leicester City have had offers of between £6.5m and an initial £10m rejected by Watford this summer.

Prior to those bids, Swansea City and Burnley had offers turned down while Everton and Norwich City were also interested in Deeney in the past.

Last summer Hull City had a bid rejected by the Hornets for last season’s top scorer.

Deeney has scored two goals in four games during this campaign and had netted 45 goals in 91 outings during the previous two seasons.

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5:45pm Wed 27 Aug 14

lincoln horn says...

Great news, surely a positive sign amongst so much uncertainty. COYH
Great news, surely a positive sign amongst so much uncertainty. COYH lincoln horn
  • Score: 51

5:49pm Wed 27 Aug 14

francowatford says...

any offers that do come will have to be pretty massive to beak his contract. If he scores 20+ this season and we get promoted and he scores 10 goals by Christmas he could be worth 20mil and an England call up
any offers that do come will have to be pretty massive to beak his contract. If he scores 20+ this season and we get promoted and he scores 10 goals by Christmas he could be worth 20mil and an England call up francowatford
  • Score: 22

5:50pm Wed 27 Aug 14

watford1881 says...

We love U Troy Deeney & we love the Pozzos just as much.. A new era for watfordfc
We love U Troy Deeney & we love the Pozzos just as much.. A new era for watfordfc watford1881
  • Score: 56

5:57pm Wed 27 Aug 14

babyhornet says...

Fantastic news. Lets push on now, we have started the league season well. Three points on Saturday and we could top the league!

On a side note, the Observer might want to fire whatever source they are using. They are making them look like fools.
Fantastic news. Lets push on now, we have started the league season well. Three points on Saturday and we could top the league! On a side note, the Observer might want to fire whatever source they are using. They are making them look like fools. babyhornet
  • Score: 24

5:58pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Stoney77 says...

Abso-blimming-lutely fantastic news. Deeney has come on in leaps and bounds - both as a player and, I believe , as a person in the last couple of years. He has become one of our key players and is paramount in terms of us getting promoted.
He deserves a shot at the Premiership and how great would it be for us to be able to give him that chance with us, in a yellow shirt. At the very worst, if we dont get promtoed, then the extended contract keeps his value up.
COYH!
Europe here we come ;O)
Abso-blimming-lutely fantastic news. Deeney has come on in leaps and bounds - both as a player and, I believe , as a person in the last couple of years. He has become one of our key players and is paramount in terms of us getting promoted. He deserves a shot at the Premiership and how great would it be for us to be able to give him that chance with us, in a yellow shirt. At the very worst, if we dont get promtoed, then the extended contract keeps his value up. COYH! Europe here we come ;O) Stoney77
  • Score: 20

6:02pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Bush Hornet says...

Warm feelings all over. Deeney has become a Watford legend today. This is like a £10m+ signing, only better, because we know already that he will be successful for us.
Warm feelings all over. Deeney has become a Watford legend today. This is like a £10m+ signing, only better, because we know already that he will be successful for us. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 39

6:03pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Watfordhog says...

Great news and a good indication of how serious our owners are about promotion.
Great news and a good indication of how serious our owners are about promotion. Watfordhog
  • Score: 36

6:04pm Wed 27 Aug 14

shrodells67 says...

Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time.
In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in.
A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne!
Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne! shrodells67
  • Score: 97

6:08pm Wed 27 Aug 14

29April1975WasBottom says...

This is excellent news. Now how about we all put our negative thoughts aside for a bit and get behind Troy and the lads. I'm not 100% happy myself with everything that might or might not be going on behind the scenes but I'm also getting fed up with myself for not being more positive. Anyway from this point on I'm going to try and maintain my unconditional support for the golden boys - including our head coach. #COYH!
This is excellent news. Now how about we all put our negative thoughts aside for a bit and get behind Troy and the lads. I'm not 100% happy myself with everything that might or might not be going on behind the scenes but I'm also getting fed up with myself for not being more positive. Anyway from this point on I'm going to try and maintain my unconditional support for the golden boys - including our head coach. #COYH! 29April1975WasBottom
  • Score: 59

6:24pm Wed 27 Aug 14

COGGDAVE1 says...

shrodells67 wrote:
Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time.
In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in.
A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne!
My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club.
Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success.
But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract.
I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!!
[quote][p][bold]shrodells67[/bold] wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne![/p][/quote]My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club. Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success. But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract. I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!! COGGDAVE1
  • Score: 83

6:24pm Wed 27 Aug 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Being greedy it would have been nice to have Britt as well.

Someone on here questioned my 100 points for the season. I am not so confident so I have revised to 98.
Being greedy it would have been nice to have Britt as well. Someone on here questioned my 100 points for the season. I am not so confident so I have revised to 98. gloryhornet4
  • Score: -32

6:26pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Colneyfan says...

A pozzo tive move
Great news
A pozzo tive move Great news Colneyfan
  • Score: 22

6:28pm Wed 27 Aug 14

gloryhornet4 says...

COGGDAVE1 wrote:
shrodells67 wrote:
Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time.
In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in.
A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne!
My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club.
Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success.
But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract.
I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!!
We are more deserving of the Addidas £750m deal than Merchandise United. At least we are going places.
[quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shrodells67[/bold] wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne![/p][/quote]My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club. Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success. But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract. I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!![/p][/quote]We are more deserving of the Addidas £750m deal than Merchandise United. At least we are going places. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 19

6:29pm Wed 27 Aug 14

stuartatwellsjudgement says...

Aside from the obvious benefits of TD as a player, he has clearly enjoyed and taken seriously the role of club captain. I believe that BS, the Pozzo's and TD will have discussed the great role he can play as a respected interface between the players and management team. This should really build the team spirit now. Onwards and Upwards!
Aside from the obvious benefits of TD as a player, he has clearly enjoyed and taken seriously the role of club captain. I believe that BS, the Pozzo's and TD will have discussed the great role he can play as a respected interface between the players and management team. This should really build the team spirit now. Onwards and Upwards! stuartatwellsjudgement
  • Score: 29

6:37pm Wed 27 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

The Pozzos, pure class
The Pozzos, pure class neilhorn
  • Score: 30

6:42pm Wed 27 Aug 14

chadderton orn says...

did not see this coming i was counting down the transfer window thinking we would loose him in the last minuets of the window. Good news all round, I think we may have a good season now, matty & troy work well together. If they score 40 goals between them we should be there or there about by the end of the season, hope so.
did not see this coming i was counting down the transfer window thinking we would loose him in the last minuets of the window. Good news all round, I think we may have a good season now, matty & troy work well together. If they score 40 goals between them we should be there or there about by the end of the season, hope so. chadderton orn
  • Score: 9

6:44pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Travelling Hornet says...

COGGDAVE1 wrote:
shrodells67 wrote:
Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time.
In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in.
A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne!
My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club.
Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success.
But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract.
I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!!
Well said mate, exactly what I think.
Thumbs down to the Pozzo detractors of a couple of years ago , change can be for the best!!
[quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shrodells67[/bold] wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne![/p][/quote]My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club. Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success. But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract. I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!![/p][/quote]Well said mate, exactly what I think. Thumbs down to the Pozzo detractors of a couple of years ago , change can be for the best!! Travelling Hornet
  • Score: 30

6:51pm Wed 27 Aug 14

lutondown says...

Travelling Hornet wrote:
COGGDAVE1 wrote:
shrodells67 wrote:
Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time.
In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in.
A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne!
My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club.
Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success.
But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract.
I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!!
Well said mate, exactly what I think.
Thumbs down to the Pozzo detractors of a couple of years ago , change can be for the best!!
And Russ, those who never wanted Troy to play for us again...we elephants remember them well
[quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shrodells67[/bold] wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne![/p][/quote]My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club. Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success. But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract. I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!![/p][/quote]Well said mate, exactly what I think. Thumbs down to the Pozzo detractors of a couple of years ago , change can be for the best!![/p][/quote]And Russ, those who never wanted Troy to play for us again...we elephants remember them well lutondown
  • Score: -4

6:57pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Dunderdale Pinner says...

Thank you Troy, Pozzos and club officials. Loyalty is something that has been disappearing in football. Sure you will get a great reception from supporters on Saturday. Put last night behind us as a bad dream. From now on it is onward and upward. COYH
Thank you Troy, Pozzos and club officials. Loyalty is something that has been disappearing in football. Sure you will get a great reception from supporters on Saturday. Put last night behind us as a bad dream. From now on it is onward and upward. COYH Dunderdale Pinner
  • Score: 19

7:00pm Wed 27 Aug 14

David:-) says...

Blimey! Best we get promoted then!
Blimey! Best we get promoted then! David:-)
  • Score: 11

7:02pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Henry VIII says...

What fantastic news and what a clear message from the owners to all players and us fans. With no league cup distractions and hopefully no further transfer rumour distractions now the club and squad can focus on building upon a great start to the league season. I am so glad WFC stuck by Troy and in return he is sticking with us. Thank you Poozo family, a complete refreshing change from previous times.
What fantastic news and what a clear message from the owners to all players and us fans. With no league cup distractions and hopefully no further transfer rumour distractions now the club and squad can focus on building upon a great start to the league season. I am so glad WFC stuck by Troy and in return he is sticking with us. Thank you Poozo family, a complete refreshing change from previous times. Henry VIII
  • Score: 13

7:04pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Henry VIII says...

Pozzo...
Pozzo... Henry VIII
  • Score: 11

7:06pm Wed 27 Aug 14

ralear49 says...

COGGDAVE1 wrote:
shrodells67 wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne!
My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club. Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success. But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract. I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!!
Just worth a note. I used to stand outside the players entrance and try to get autographs. Dave Underwood stopped, looked through my scrapbook and took the time to give me a nice bit of encouragement. A really freindly and decent man.
[quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shrodells67[/bold] wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne![/p][/quote]My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club. Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success. But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract. I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!![/p][/quote]Just worth a note. I used to stand outside the players entrance and try to get autographs. Dave Underwood stopped, looked through my scrapbook and took the time to give me a nice bit of encouragement. A really freindly and decent man. ralear49
  • Score: 10

7:07pm Wed 27 Aug 14

DuncanWelbourne'sshinpad says...

We are happy indeed , Troy. Listening to you last night on 3CR radio you spoke like you were fully committed to the cause , which against the background of your negotiations completed today , you had every right to be cautious. We're right behind you and the team so lets put all the negativity aside. Look and the table , Guys , and smell the coffee !!!!

COYH
We are happy indeed , Troy. Listening to you last night on 3CR radio you spoke like you were fully committed to the cause , which against the background of your negotiations completed today , you had every right to be cautious. We're right behind you and the team so lets put all the negativity aside. Look and the table , Guys , and smell the coffee !!!! COYH DuncanWelbourne'sshinpad
  • Score: 11

7:08pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Drewoneone says...

This is what I had hoped for but didn't think would happen and as a result it almost seems too good to be true. If you had told me that Deeney, Toszer, Vydra and Angella would all still be with us I would have booked a bus load of men in white coats to come and take you away. Deeney and Angella were the main favourites to leave and Vydra and Toszer hadn't had their loans sorted out and it was touch and go they would come back.

Don't forget (as if...) we also have proven class in Almen Abdi, Tommie Hoban, Daniel Pudil, Ikechi Anya, Heurelo Gomes, Keith Andrews and Gabriele Tamas. LLoyd Dyer and Munari can join that group as can Parades - time will tell. We have also still got LLoydinho! Lewis McGugan can do a job to if he wants to.

Sorry to list most of the players, but just reminding myself of the strength of this squad!
This is what I had hoped for but didn't think would happen and as a result it almost seems too good to be true. If you had told me that Deeney, Toszer, Vydra and Angella would all still be with us I would have booked a bus load of men in white coats to come and take you away. Deeney and Angella were the main favourites to leave and Vydra and Toszer hadn't had their loans sorted out and it was touch and go they would come back. Don't forget (as if...) we also have proven class in Almen Abdi, Tommie Hoban, Daniel Pudil, Ikechi Anya, Heurelo Gomes, Keith Andrews and Gabriele Tamas. LLoyd Dyer and Munari can join that group as can Parades - time will tell. We have also still got LLoydinho! Lewis McGugan can do a job to if he wants to. Sorry to list most of the players, but just reminding myself of the strength of this squad! Drewoneone
  • Score: 25

7:10pm Wed 27 Aug 14

charliefarmery says...

Fantastic, Troy you are fast becoming a massive Watford legend!!! I look forward to seeing you get a load of goals in the Prem next year and beyond! This contract could see you become Watford's all time top scorer and I for one hope it does!
Fantastic, Troy you are fast becoming a massive Watford legend!!! I look forward to seeing you get a load of goals in the Prem next year and beyond! This contract could see you become Watford's all time top scorer and I for one hope it does! charliefarmery
  • Score: 12

7:22pm Wed 27 Aug 14

SCMW57 says...

Am cycling from London to Paris next weekend in 24 hours for charity and was in need of deep motivation......well this news gives it to me in bucket loads!
As a lifelong supporter I have plenty to dream about on my travels and I'm a great believer in visualisation - I will see the Premier League approaching as I toil through Northern France.....
Sorry for rambling on - but excited....
Am cycling from London to Paris next weekend in 24 hours for charity and was in need of deep motivation......well this news gives it to me in bucket loads! As a lifelong supporter I have plenty to dream about on my travels and I'm a great believer in visualisation - I will see the Premier League approaching as I toil through Northern France..... Sorry for rambling on - but excited.... SCMW57
  • Score: 14

7:30pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Golferever says...

Great news Troy. Shows you wanted to repay the faith they had in you.

Now lets go the whole hog and get promoted. It is the dream, and it IS possible. Sannino CAN do it. We now have everything to make it happen.

Forget last night, Doncaster played well and we did not. It happens!!

Now we concentrate on the Championship!!
Great news Troy. Shows you wanted to repay the faith they had in you. Now lets go the whole hog and get promoted. It is the dream, and it IS possible. Sannino CAN do it. We now have everything to make it happen. Forget last night, Doncaster played well and we did not. It happens!! Now we concentrate on the Championship!! Golferever
  • Score: 9

7:45pm Wed 27 Aug 14

84AGAIN says...

Total turn round from the dark days of his brush with the law and reckon there is still a bit of repaying us for standing by him involved in making the decision. Nice that in a football world ruled by money there is a little bit of loyalty left. Now let's focus on getting promoted!
Total turn round from the dark days of his brush with the law and reckon there is still a bit of repaying us for standing by him involved in making the decision. Nice that in a football world ruled by money there is a little bit of loyalty left. Now let's focus on getting promoted! 84AGAIN
  • Score: 18

7:52pm Wed 27 Aug 14

soulfulhornet says...

francowatford wrote:
any offers that do come will have to be pretty massive to beak his contract. If he scores 20+ this season and we get promoted and he scores 10 goals by Christmas he could be worth 20mil and an England call up
Franco love your optimism either that or their a couple of guys in white coats waiting.

Thanks Troy. You are fast becoming a legend alongside the likes of Cliff, Ross, Barnesy and Luther.
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: any offers that do come will have to be pretty massive to beak his contract. If he scores 20+ this season and we get promoted and he scores 10 goals by Christmas he could be worth 20mil and an England call up[/p][/quote]Franco love your optimism either that or their a couple of guys in white coats waiting. Thanks Troy. You are fast becoming a legend alongside the likes of Cliff, Ross, Barnesy and Luther. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 7

8:25pm Wed 27 Aug 14

KeithMercer says...

Drewoneone wrote:
This is what I had hoped for but didn't think would happen and as a result it almost seems too good to be true. If you had told me that Deeney, Toszer, Vydra and Angella would all still be with us I would have booked a bus load of men in white coats to come and take you away. Deeney and Angella were the main favourites to leave and Vydra and Toszer hadn't had their loans sorted out and it was touch and go they would come back.

Don't forget (as if...) we also have proven class in Almen Abdi, Tommie Hoban, Daniel Pudil, Ikechi Anya, Heurelo Gomes, Keith Andrews and Gabriele Tamas. LLoyd Dyer and Munari can join that group as can Parades - time will tell. We have also still got LLoydinho! Lewis McGugan can do a job to if he wants to.

Sorry to list most of the players, but just reminding myself of the strength of this squad!
Take it you dont rate the magical Fessi then ?
[quote][p][bold]Drewoneone[/bold] wrote: This is what I had hoped for but didn't think would happen and as a result it almost seems too good to be true. If you had told me that Deeney, Toszer, Vydra and Angella would all still be with us I would have booked a bus load of men in white coats to come and take you away. Deeney and Angella were the main favourites to leave and Vydra and Toszer hadn't had their loans sorted out and it was touch and go they would come back. Don't forget (as if...) we also have proven class in Almen Abdi, Tommie Hoban, Daniel Pudil, Ikechi Anya, Heurelo Gomes, Keith Andrews and Gabriele Tamas. LLoyd Dyer and Munari can join that group as can Parades - time will tell. We have also still got LLoydinho! Lewis McGugan can do a job to if he wants to. Sorry to list most of the players, but just reminding myself of the strength of this squad![/p][/quote]Take it you dont rate the magical Fessi then ? KeithMercer
  • Score: 9

9:04pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Watfordfc69 says...

This young man is fantastic!! A real inspiration - let's get promoted!!
This young man is fantastic!! A real inspiration - let's get promoted!! Watfordfc69
  • Score: 3

9:17pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Drewoneone says...

KeithMercer wrote:
Drewoneone wrote:
This is what I had hoped for but didn't think would happen and as a result it almost seems too good to be true. If you had told me that Deeney, Toszer, Vydra and Angella would all still be with us I would have booked a bus load of men in white coats to come and take you away. Deeney and Angella were the main favourites to leave and Vydra and Toszer hadn't had their loans sorted out and it was touch and go they would come back.

Don't forget (as if...) we also have proven class in Almen Abdi, Tommie Hoban, Daniel Pudil, Ikechi Anya, Heurelo Gomes, Keith Andrews and Gabriele Tamas. LLoyd Dyer and Munari can join that group as can Parades - time will tell. We have also still got LLoydinho! Lewis McGugan can do a job to if he wants to.

Sorry to list most of the players, but just reminding myself of the strength of this squad!
Take it you dont rate the magical Fessi then ?
Senior moment slipped in there Keith! No excuse for missing him out!! So much talent for an old boy like me to remember. My longer term memory is better and I well recall when you you were banging them in for the golden boys - legend!
[quote][p][bold]KeithMercer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Drewoneone[/bold] wrote: This is what I had hoped for but didn't think would happen and as a result it almost seems too good to be true. If you had told me that Deeney, Toszer, Vydra and Angella would all still be with us I would have booked a bus load of men in white coats to come and take you away. Deeney and Angella were the main favourites to leave and Vydra and Toszer hadn't had their loans sorted out and it was touch and go they would come back. Don't forget (as if...) we also have proven class in Almen Abdi, Tommie Hoban, Daniel Pudil, Ikechi Anya, Heurelo Gomes, Keith Andrews and Gabriele Tamas. LLoyd Dyer and Munari can join that group as can Parades - time will tell. We have also still got LLoydinho! Lewis McGugan can do a job to if he wants to. Sorry to list most of the players, but just reminding myself of the strength of this squad![/p][/quote]Take it you dont rate the magical Fessi then ?[/p][/quote]Senior moment slipped in there Keith! No excuse for missing him out!! So much talent for an old boy like me to remember. My longer term memory is better and I well recall when you you were banging them in for the golden boys - legend! Drewoneone
  • Score: 8

9:27pm Wed 27 Aug 14

mkhornet says...

Great news, thank you for your loyalty Troy and thank you to the Pozzo's. Let's pay them back by getting behind the team AND manager, any player not willing to buy into this can do one.
Great news, thank you for your loyalty Troy and thank you to the Pozzo's. Let's pay them back by getting behind the team AND manager, any player not willing to buy into this can do one. mkhornet
  • Score: 8

9:47pm Wed 27 Aug 14

stevyweavy says...

Well Deeney signing a 4 year deal would suggest that he doesn't have any problems with Beppe. Troy has really turned his life and character around and now has everything to be a fantastic Captain and Ambassador for our club. Well done Troy, well done the club. Now he has committed to the cause can all the rest of the squad come together and ensure our dreams are fulfilled this season.
Well Deeney signing a 4 year deal would suggest that he doesn't have any problems with Beppe. Troy has really turned his life and character around and now has everything to be a fantastic Captain and Ambassador for our club. Well done Troy, well done the club. Now he has committed to the cause can all the rest of the squad come together and ensure our dreams are fulfilled this season. stevyweavy
  • Score: 8

9:48pm Wed 27 Aug 14

lockerbiehornet says...

Troy Deeney .... WFC L-E-G-E-N-D
Troy Deeney .... WFC L-E-G-E-N-D lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 7

9:48pm Wed 27 Aug 14

hondas says...

lutondown wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
COGGDAVE1 wrote:
shrodells67 wrote:
Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time.
In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in.
A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne!
My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club.
Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success.
But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract.
I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!!
Well said mate, exactly what I think.
Thumbs down to the Pozzo detractors of a couple of years ago , change can be for the best!!
And Russ, those who never wanted Troy to play for us again...we elephants remember them well
me the same 50 yrs ago, when big cliff left we got money and a greyhound called stewart stewart scullion hoo hoo one of my all time favs. lol
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shrodells67[/bold] wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne![/p][/quote]My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club. Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success. But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract. I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!![/p][/quote]Well said mate, exactly what I think. Thumbs down to the Pozzo detractors of a couple of years ago , change can be for the best!![/p][/quote]And Russ, those who never wanted Troy to play for us again...we elephants remember them well[/p][/quote]me the same 50 yrs ago, when big cliff left we got money and a greyhound called stewart stewart scullion hoo hoo one of my all time favs. lol hondas
  • Score: 7

9:50pm Wed 27 Aug 14

hondas says...

Drewoneone wrote:
This is what I had hoped for but didn't think would happen and as a result it almost seems too good to be true. If you had told me that Deeney, Toszer, Vydra and Angella would all still be with us I would have booked a bus load of men in white coats to come and take you away. Deeney and Angella were the main favourites to leave and Vydra and Toszer hadn't had their loans sorted out and it was touch and go they would come back.

Don't forget (as if...) we also have proven class in Almen Abdi, Tommie Hoban, Daniel Pudil, Ikechi Anya, Heurelo Gomes, Keith Andrews and Gabriele Tamas. LLoyd Dyer and Munari can join that group as can Parades - time will tell. We have also still got LLoydinho! Lewis McGugan can do a job to if he wants to.

Sorry to list most of the players, but just reminding myself of the strength of this squad!
wow
[quote][p][bold]Drewoneone[/bold] wrote: This is what I had hoped for but didn't think would happen and as a result it almost seems too good to be true. If you had told me that Deeney, Toszer, Vydra and Angella would all still be with us I would have booked a bus load of men in white coats to come and take you away. Deeney and Angella were the main favourites to leave and Vydra and Toszer hadn't had their loans sorted out and it was touch and go they would come back. Don't forget (as if...) we also have proven class in Almen Abdi, Tommie Hoban, Daniel Pudil, Ikechi Anya, Heurelo Gomes, Keith Andrews and Gabriele Tamas. LLoyd Dyer and Munari can join that group as can Parades - time will tell. We have also still got LLoydinho! Lewis McGugan can do a job to if he wants to. Sorry to list most of the players, but just reminding myself of the strength of this squad![/p][/quote]wow hondas
  • Score: 2

9:55pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Harrydownunder says...

Well done to everyone involved in this.

Troy you are pure class. Loyalty is so rare these days. I love what you have done and for the pozzos who have not cashed in...

Now, let's smash this league and get back to where we belong!
Well done to everyone involved in this. Troy you are pure class. Loyalty is so rare these days. I love what you have done and for the pozzos who have not cashed in... Now, let's smash this league and get back to where we belong! Harrydownunder
  • Score: 6

10:06pm Wed 27 Aug 14

cliff46 says...

ralear49 wrote:
COGGDAVE1 wrote:
shrodells67 wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne!
My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club. Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success. But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract. I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!!
Just worth a note. I used to stand outside the players entrance and try to get autographs. Dave Underwood stopped, looked through my scrapbook and took the time to give me a nice bit of encouragement. A really freindly and decent man.
Dave's son drove into the.back of my car Watford many years ago and Dave made all the arrangements to get it repaired, a really pleasant helpful man.
[quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shrodells67[/bold] wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne![/p][/quote]My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club. Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success. But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract. I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!![/p][/quote]Just worth a note. I used to stand outside the players entrance and try to get autographs. Dave Underwood stopped, looked through my scrapbook and took the time to give me a nice bit of encouragement. A really freindly and decent man.[/p][/quote]Dave's son drove into the.back of my car Watford many years ago and Dave made all the arrangements to get it repaired, a really pleasant helpful man. cliff46
  • Score: 5

10:07pm Wed 27 Aug 14

exeterhornet says...

Believe this action could be the glue that binds the dressing room. Any player who is not on board I suggest hands in a transfer request. Fantastic compliment by Anya on Troys twitter account. Just three points on Saturday now skipper if you don't mind
Believe this action could be the glue that binds the dressing room. Any player who is not on board I suggest hands in a transfer request. Fantastic compliment by Anya on Troys twitter account. Just three points on Saturday now skipper if you don't mind exeterhornet
  • Score: 10

10:47pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Hopemole says...

29April1975WasBottom wrote:
This is excellent news. Now how about we all put our negative thoughts aside for a bit and get behind Troy and the lads. I'm not 100% happy myself with everything that might or might not be going on behind the scenes but I'm also getting fed up with myself for not being more positive. Anyway from this point on I'm going to try and maintain my unconditional support for the golden boys - including our head coach. #COYH!
It's not only about us getting behind the team,it's also about the team feeling able to get behind this manager. Forestieri wouldn't even shake his hand after his recent blinder. A massive talented squad but the formation is constantly changing so there is no stable pattern around which constantly revolving players can develop the teamwork so essential to a successful football team. We also need someone who is able to knock a few heads together whilst retaining the respect of the squad. To do that you need to communicate well with the players and make them feel they have a part to play in going forward even if it's in the long term as in Battochio's case. Do we honestly think Beppe's CV equips him for this? My only security is that I believe that the Pozzos are the best and most astute owners our beloved club have ever had so I don't think the situation will be allowed to drift. We have no choice: let's get behind the players and leave the Pozzos and their management team to sort the coaching situation out.
[quote][p][bold]29April1975WasBottom[/bold] wrote: This is excellent news. Now how about we all put our negative thoughts aside for a bit and get behind Troy and the lads. I'm not 100% happy myself with everything that might or might not be going on behind the scenes but I'm also getting fed up with myself for not being more positive. Anyway from this point on I'm going to try and maintain my unconditional support for the golden boys - including our head coach. #COYH![/p][/quote]It's not only about us getting behind the team,it's also about the team feeling able to get behind this manager. Forestieri wouldn't even shake his hand after his recent blinder. A massive talented squad but the formation is constantly changing so there is no stable pattern around which constantly revolving players can develop the teamwork so essential to a successful football team. We also need someone who is able to knock a few heads together whilst retaining the respect of the squad. To do that you need to communicate well with the players and make them feel they have a part to play in going forward even if it's in the long term as in Battochio's case. Do we honestly think Beppe's CV equips him for this? My only security is that I believe that the Pozzos are the best and most astute owners our beloved club have ever had so I don't think the situation will be allowed to drift. We have no choice: let's get behind the players and leave the Pozzos and their management team to sort the coaching situation out. Hopemole
  • Score: 1

10:50pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Travelling Hornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
COGGDAVE1 wrote:
shrodells67 wrote:
Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time.
In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in.
A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne!
My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club.
Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success.
But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract.
I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!!
Well said mate, exactly what I think.
Thumbs down to the Pozzo detractors of a couple of years ago , change can be for the best!!
And Russ, those who never wanted Troy to play for us again...we elephants remember them well
That's right someone had to make a stand.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shrodells67[/bold] wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne![/p][/quote]My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club. Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success. But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract. I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!![/p][/quote]Well said mate, exactly what I think. Thumbs down to the Pozzo detractors of a couple of years ago , change can be for the best!![/p][/quote]And Russ, those who never wanted Troy to play for us again...we elephants remember them well[/p][/quote]That's right someone had to make a stand. Travelling Hornet
  • Score: -2

11:14pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Wimbledonhorn says...

Over to you Beppe.......
Over to you Beppe....... Wimbledonhorn
  • Score: 0

11:15pm Wed 27 Aug 14

D.unstable says...

A mahusive statement of intent from Mr Pozzo, could have easily taken the cash and banked on a show of form from one of the other strikers, full credit, now lets go get promotion.
A mahusive statement of intent from Mr Pozzo, could have easily taken the cash and banked on a show of form from one of the other strikers, full credit, now lets go get promotion. D.unstable
  • Score: 3

11:54pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Bush Hornet says...

Hopemole wrote:
29April1975WasBottom wrote:
This is excellent news. Now how about we all put our negative thoughts aside for a bit and get behind Troy and the lads. I'm not 100% happy myself with everything that might or might not be going on behind the scenes but I'm also getting fed up with myself for not being more positive. Anyway from this point on I'm going to try and maintain my unconditional support for the golden boys - including our head coach. #COYH!
It's not only about us getting behind the team,it's also about the team feeling able to get behind this manager. Forestieri wouldn't even shake his hand after his recent blinder. A massive talented squad but the formation is constantly changing so there is no stable pattern around which constantly revolving players can develop the teamwork so essential to a successful football team. We also need someone who is able to knock a few heads together whilst retaining the respect of the squad. To do that you need to communicate well with the players and make them feel they have a part to play in going forward even if it's in the long term as in Battochio's case. Do we honestly think Beppe's CV equips him for this? My only security is that I believe that the Pozzos are the best and most astute owners our beloved club have ever had so I don't think the situation will be allowed to drift. We have no choice: let's get behind the players and leave the Pozzos and their management team to sort the coaching situation out.
What are you on about Forestieri not shaking Sannino's hand? He did, when he left the field. I saw it and I guess I wasn't the only one.
[quote][p][bold]Hopemole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]29April1975WasBottom[/bold] wrote: This is excellent news. Now how about we all put our negative thoughts aside for a bit and get behind Troy and the lads. I'm not 100% happy myself with everything that might or might not be going on behind the scenes but I'm also getting fed up with myself for not being more positive. Anyway from this point on I'm going to try and maintain my unconditional support for the golden boys - including our head coach. #COYH![/p][/quote]It's not only about us getting behind the team,it's also about the team feeling able to get behind this manager. Forestieri wouldn't even shake his hand after his recent blinder. A massive talented squad but the formation is constantly changing so there is no stable pattern around which constantly revolving players can develop the teamwork so essential to a successful football team. We also need someone who is able to knock a few heads together whilst retaining the respect of the squad. To do that you need to communicate well with the players and make them feel they have a part to play in going forward even if it's in the long term as in Battochio's case. Do we honestly think Beppe's CV equips him for this? My only security is that I believe that the Pozzos are the best and most astute owners our beloved club have ever had so I don't think the situation will be allowed to drift. We have no choice: let's get behind the players and leave the Pozzos and their management team to sort the coaching situation out.[/p][/quote]What are you on about Forestieri not shaking Sannino's hand? He did, when he left the field. I saw it and I guess I wasn't the only one. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 20

12:15am Thu 28 Aug 14

Eurotourhorn says...

Thank you troy. So refreshing in this world of agents and greed to see two way loyalty. Bring on Saturday can't wait, the vic should be rocking. If Troy opts to stay there should be some self reflection amongst others of lesser value. Sleeves up time and get us into Prem. No more negativity on here, if things are not right we trust in the Pozzos to to make the right call, why wouldn't they with such a large investment and commitment.
Thank you troy. So refreshing in this world of agents and greed to see two way loyalty. Bring on Saturday can't wait, the vic should be rocking. If Troy opts to stay there should be some self reflection amongst others of lesser value. Sleeves up time and get us into Prem. No more negativity on here, if things are not right we trust in the Pozzos to to make the right call, why wouldn't they with such a large investment and commitment. Eurotourhorn
  • Score: 11

12:31am Thu 28 Aug 14

inexile says...

I'm pleased with this good news and I hope no new, bigger bids come in but I think the time to celebrate is when the transfer window has shut and he is still with the club.

This new contract makes sense for both sides ... more money for Deeney and his agent if he stays and a better position for the club to negotiate a good fee if or when a much bigger club comes in ... loyalty doesn't come into it, he will look after himself and his family and the club will look after their interests, and nothing wrong with that.
I'm pleased with this good news and I hope no new, bigger bids come in but I think the time to celebrate is when the transfer window has shut and he is still with the club. This new contract makes sense for both sides ... more money for Deeney and his agent if he stays and a better position for the club to negotiate a good fee if or when a much bigger club comes in ... loyalty doesn't come into it, he will look after himself and his family and the club will look after their interests, and nothing wrong with that. inexile
  • Score: 6

12:43am Thu 28 Aug 14

Hopemole says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Hopemole wrote:
29April1975WasBottom wrote:
This is excellent news. Now how about we all put our negative thoughts aside for a bit and get behind Troy and the lads. I'm not 100% happy myself with everything that might or might not be going on behind the scenes but I'm also getting fed up with myself for not being more positive. Anyway from this point on I'm going to try and maintain my unconditional support for the golden boys - including our head coach. #COYH!
It's not only about us getting behind the team,it's also about the team feeling able to get behind this manager. Forestieri wouldn't even shake his hand after his recent blinder. A massive talented squad but the formation is constantly changing so there is no stable pattern around which constantly revolving players can develop the teamwork so essential to a successful football team. We also need someone who is able to knock a few heads together whilst retaining the respect of the squad. To do that you need to communicate well with the players and make them feel they have a part to play in going forward even if it's in the long term as in Battochio's case. Do we honestly think Beppe's CV equips him for this? My only security is that I believe that the Pozzos are the best and most astute owners our beloved club have ever had so I don't think the situation will be allowed to drift. We have no choice: let's get behind the players and leave the Pozzos and their management team to sort the coaching situation out.
What are you on about Forestieri not shaking Sannino's hand? He did, when he left the field. I saw it and I guess I wasn't the only one.
Didn't see it myself,but I was referring to Saturday's game and I was quoting the reliable Matt Rowson
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hopemole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]29April1975WasBottom[/bold] wrote: This is excellent news. Now how about we all put our negative thoughts aside for a bit and get behind Troy and the lads. I'm not 100% happy myself with everything that might or might not be going on behind the scenes but I'm also getting fed up with myself for not being more positive. Anyway from this point on I'm going to try and maintain my unconditional support for the golden boys - including our head coach. #COYH![/p][/quote]It's not only about us getting behind the team,it's also about the team feeling able to get behind this manager. Forestieri wouldn't even shake his hand after his recent blinder. A massive talented squad but the formation is constantly changing so there is no stable pattern around which constantly revolving players can develop the teamwork so essential to a successful football team. We also need someone who is able to knock a few heads together whilst retaining the respect of the squad. To do that you need to communicate well with the players and make them feel they have a part to play in going forward even if it's in the long term as in Battochio's case. Do we honestly think Beppe's CV equips him for this? My only security is that I believe that the Pozzos are the best and most astute owners our beloved club have ever had so I don't think the situation will be allowed to drift. We have no choice: let's get behind the players and leave the Pozzos and their management team to sort the coaching situation out.[/p][/quote]What are you on about Forestieri not shaking Sannino's hand? He did, when he left the field. I saw it and I guess I wasn't the only one.[/p][/quote]Didn't see it myself,but I was referring to Saturday's game and I was quoting the reliable Matt Rowson Hopemole
  • Score: -6

3:12am Thu 28 Aug 14

Meadey39 says...

shrodells67 wrote:
Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time.
In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in.
A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne!
Well known Stanmore businessman. Certainly not well known, don't want to know him anymore. From Stanmore, probably not anymore. Definitely NOT a businessman, clueless.
[quote][p][bold]shrodells67[/bold] wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne![/p][/quote]Well known Stanmore businessman. Certainly not well known, don't want to know him anymore. From Stanmore, probably not anymore. Definitely NOT a businessman, clueless. Meadey39
  • Score: 2

3:18am Thu 28 Aug 14

Meadey39 says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
COGGDAVE1 wrote:
shrodells67 wrote:
Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time.
In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in.
A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne!
My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club.
Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success.
But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract.
I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!!
We are more deserving of the Addidas £750m deal than Merchandise United. At least we are going places.
Yes off to Charlton, Blackpool and Blackburn in September. Let's go there first.
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shrodells67[/bold] wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne![/p][/quote]My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club. Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success. But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract. I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!![/p][/quote]We are more deserving of the Addidas £750m deal than Merchandise United. At least we are going places.[/p][/quote]Yes off to Charlton, Blackpool and Blackburn in September. Let's go there first. Meadey39
  • Score: 2

5:05am Thu 28 Aug 14

gatesheadstinger says...

Pozzo-tive news!!
Pozzo-tive news!! gatesheadstinger
  • Score: 0

7:42am Thu 28 Aug 14

JohnnyHornet says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
COGGDAVE1 wrote:
shrodells67 wrote:
Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time.
In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in.
A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne!
My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club.
Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success.
But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract.
I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!!
We are more deserving of the Addidas £750m deal than Merchandise United. At least we are going places.
And we win more games !
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shrodells67[/bold] wrote: Having followed Watford for close on 50 years now, this is among the best news stories that have come from the club in that time. In these days of greed and prima donna footballers, Troy has restored my faith in loyalty. Also well done to the Pozzo family for seeing the bigger picture rather than just cashing in. A well know Stanmore "businessman" must be choking on his champagne![/p][/quote]My first game I watched Cliff Holton up front, with Dave Underwood in goal....ever since then we have been a selling club. Tony Currie, Pat Jennings, John Barnes ....etc ..etc ..and through the years have witnessed failure and success. But I would never, never have imagined my club not alone turning down £10 mil, but the player in question signing such a long contract. I hope you lot know what this really means, our club is now complete, after years of uncertainty..we can move forward knowing no one can intimidate us ...and I mean .... NO ONE ..!!![/p][/quote]We are more deserving of the Addidas £750m deal than Merchandise United. At least we are going places.[/p][/quote]And we win more games ! JohnnyHornet
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8:31am Thu 28 Aug 14

endean2 says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
Being greedy it would have been nice to have Britt as well.

Someone on here questioned my 100 points for the season. I am not so confident so I have revised to 98.
I did,obviously you were not there for the Donny game.

Great news about Deeney,onwards and upwards.
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: Being greedy it would have been nice to have Britt as well. Someone on here questioned my 100 points for the season. I am not so confident so I have revised to 98.[/p][/quote]I did,obviously you were not there for the Donny game. Great news about Deeney,onwards and upwards. endean2
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8:53am Thu 28 Aug 14

4boys says...

Must be a very Unhappy changing room then!
Dont believe all you read
Must be a very Unhappy changing room then! Dont believe all you read 4boys
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9:00am Thu 28 Aug 14

madhorn says...

Great news, let us hope his commitment and desire spreads to some of the other players who seem to lack in this area. As was evident on Tuesday night against Donny.
Great news, let us hope his commitment and desire spreads to some of the other players who seem to lack in this area. As was evident on Tuesday night against Donny. madhorn
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10:01am Thu 28 Aug 14

Goldenboy1960 says...

Henry VIII wrote:
What fantastic news and what a clear message from the owners to all players and us fans. With no league cup distractions and hopefully no further transfer rumour distractions now the club and squad can focus on building upon a great start to the league season. I am so glad WFC stuck by Troy and in return he is sticking with us. Thank you Poozo family, a complete refreshing change from previous times.
Why is the League Cup a distraction? Winning breeds confidence in any competition. We have had some great League Cup nights and we haven't had a good run since 2004-05 season. I thought a big squad was also to help us achieve that, and ensure everyone gets competitive game time?

I think it's about time all clubs gave the League Cup some respect. Losing away to Burton Albion as a Premiership team cannot be good for the club and it's moral. But is great for Burton and will help their confidence and belief. I don't get this 'were tired thing'. Winning makes you want to play straight again, and aren't the players having this special recovery where they go into freeze mode to help them recover quickly? I understand how it works, so why are all so tired? I know players are not tired when they are winning and playing well.
[quote][p][bold]Henry VIII[/bold] wrote: What fantastic news and what a clear message from the owners to all players and us fans. With no league cup distractions and hopefully no further transfer rumour distractions now the club and squad can focus on building upon a great start to the league season. I am so glad WFC stuck by Troy and in return he is sticking with us. Thank you Poozo family, a complete refreshing change from previous times.[/p][/quote]Why is the League Cup a distraction? Winning breeds confidence in any competition. We have had some great League Cup nights and we haven't had a good run since 2004-05 season. I thought a big squad was also to help us achieve that, and ensure everyone gets competitive game time? I think it's about time all clubs gave the League Cup some respect. Losing away to Burton Albion as a Premiership team cannot be good for the club and it's moral. But is great for Burton and will help their confidence and belief. I don't get this 'were tired thing'. Winning makes you want to play straight again, and aren't the players having this special recovery where they go into freeze mode to help them recover quickly? I understand how it works, so why are all so tired? I know players are not tired when they are winning and playing well. Goldenboy1960
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10:25am Thu 28 Aug 14

Boosey says...

A well deserved new contract and a message of intent from the Pozzos.
They are shrewd business men who know how to make money, they certainly wouldn't throw it away on a manager who they didn't think was up to the task. There are posters on here calling for Beppe's head and it is easy to follow suit when we lose a game or another rumour comes out about player unrest. I admit that I am tended to follow suit but Beppe didn't arrive here because he is a name in football, he got here on honest hard work and if the Pozzos were to get rid of him, they will replace him like for like they won't waste cash. So far in the home league games I see a team wanting to play and believe we are going in the right direction, so be careful want you wish for. Try to back him.
A well deserved new contract and a message of intent from the Pozzos. They are shrewd business men who know how to make money, they certainly wouldn't throw it away on a manager who they didn't think was up to the task. There are posters on here calling for Beppe's head and it is easy to follow suit when we lose a game or another rumour comes out about player unrest. I admit that I am tended to follow suit but Beppe didn't arrive here because he is a name in football, he got here on honest hard work and if the Pozzos were to get rid of him, they will replace him like for like they won't waste cash. So far in the home league games I see a team wanting to play and believe we are going in the right direction, so be careful want you wish for. Try to back him. Boosey
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2:57pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Taxidermist says...

Harrydownunder wrote:
Well done to everyone involved in this.

Troy you are pure class. Loyalty is so rare these days. I love what you have done and for the pozzos who have not cashed in...

Now, let's smash this league and get back to where we belong!
Sorry Mate, but we don't belong anywhere but where we are right now!
I have always hated the so called 'Big' clubs that, following relegation, go on about how they belong back where they have just come from. If/when we win promotion then we will belong in the PL, at least for a year. That doesn't detract from the fact that all seems to be going well at the moment but lets not count our chickens just yet, cautious optimism is the name of the game at the moment.
This is the best chance we have had to get established as a top flight team since the early/mid 80's so lets give it our best shot! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Harrydownunder[/bold] wrote: Well done to everyone involved in this. Troy you are pure class. Loyalty is so rare these days. I love what you have done and for the pozzos who have not cashed in... Now, let's smash this league and get back to where we belong![/p][/quote]Sorry Mate, but we don't belong anywhere but where we are right now! I have always hated the so called 'Big' clubs that, following relegation, go on about how they belong back where they have just come from. If/when we win promotion then we will belong in the PL, at least for a year. That doesn't detract from the fact that all seems to be going well at the moment but lets not count our chickens just yet, cautious optimism is the name of the game at the moment. This is the best chance we have had to get established as a top flight team since the early/mid 80's so lets give it our best shot! :-) Taxidermist
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5:33pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Paul Gadd says...

Great, great news......Troy you are a legend mate- don't care if some students slipped up and banged heads on your feet :)

And must be grateful Malky's move to Palace went pear-shaped....was really worried another ex-Hornet would try and take our Troy away

Now fire us to the EPL!
COYH!
Great, great news......Troy you are a legend mate- don't care if some students slipped up and banged heads on your feet :) And must be grateful Malky's move to Palace went pear-shaped....was really worried another ex-Hornet would try and take our Troy away Now fire us to the EPL! COYH! Paul Gadd
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6:36pm Thu 28 Aug 14

lutondown says...

Boosey wrote:
A well deserved new contract and a message of intent from the Pozzos.
They are shrewd business men who know how to make money, they certainly wouldn't throw it away on a manager who they didn't think was up to the task. There are posters on here calling for Beppe's head and it is easy to follow suit when we lose a game or another rumour comes out about player unrest. I admit that I am tended to follow suit but Beppe didn't arrive here because he is a name in football, he got here on honest hard work and if the Pozzos were to get rid of him, they will replace him like for like they won't waste cash. So far in the home league games I see a team wanting to play and believe we are going in the right direction, so be careful want you wish for. Try to back him.
I cannot take your comment seriously as you insist on wearing grey flannel shorts and winkle pickers to games.
Midday or be a Danny La Rue Saturday? :)
And btw I will back him, when the big top comes to town I'm buying a ticket . Cuckoo
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: A well deserved new contract and a message of intent from the Pozzos. They are shrewd business men who know how to make money, they certainly wouldn't throw it away on a manager who they didn't think was up to the task. There are posters on here calling for Beppe's head and it is easy to follow suit when we lose a game or another rumour comes out about player unrest. I admit that I am tended to follow suit but Beppe didn't arrive here because he is a name in football, he got here on honest hard work and if the Pozzos were to get rid of him, they will replace him like for like they won't waste cash. So far in the home league games I see a team wanting to play and believe we are going in the right direction, so be careful want you wish for. Try to back him.[/p][/quote]I cannot take your comment seriously as you insist on wearing grey flannel shorts and winkle pickers to games. Midday or be a Danny La Rue Saturday? :) And btw I will back him, when the big top comes to town I'm buying a ticket . Cuckoo lutondown
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6:46pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Watfordhog says...

From the BBC

Deeney's new contract essentially extends his Watford contract by a year, as he had two years and a 12-month option remaining on his previous deal.
He said the new terms would keep him at the club for "a year minimum" and that the prospect of winning promotion with the Hornets was more appealing than not getting regular football with a Premier League side.
He said: "It was a case of do I want to move now and possibly sit on the bench somewhere?
"I think this is the best move.
"If I score 20 goals as captain and we go up, I'm going to be quite well known around these parts for a little while."
From the BBC Deeney's new contract essentially extends his Watford contract by a year, as he had two years and a 12-month option remaining on his previous deal. He said the new terms would keep him at the club for "a year minimum" and that the prospect of winning promotion with the Hornets was more appealing than not getting regular football with a Premier League side. He said: "It was a case of do I want to move now and possibly sit on the bench somewhere? "I think this is the best move. "If I score 20 goals as captain and we go up, I'm going to be quite well known around these parts for a little while." Watfordhog
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