Gianfranco Zola describes Watford defender Tommie Hoban's improvement rate as 'unbelievable'

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Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola claims Tommie Hoban's rate of improvement this season has been "unbelievable".

Hoban made his first team debut in the final game of the 2010/11 season whilst still a first-year scholar but did not feature for the Hornets at all last season.

However, the 18-year-old, who was given a new five-year contract in the summer, has played in the last seven Watford games and has excelled.

Speaking after Saturday's win against Leicester, when Hoban was outstanding, Zola said: "His improvement rate is unbelievable. He is really impressive.

"You do not need to tell him twice because by the time you tell him something, he has already picked it up. It tells you a lot about his desire to improve. I have to say he is a good boy as well so I am delighted he is doing so well."

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8:15am Tue 6 Nov 12

Bringe says...

I get the feeling Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool will all get the same answer and they won't like it one bit. They will at least find out how Giampolo Pozzo is famed for his profitable transfer dealings.
I get the feeling Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool will all get the same answer and they won't like it one bit. They will at least find out how Giampolo Pozzo is famed for his profitable transfer dealings. Bringe

9:02am Tue 6 Nov 12

miked2006 says...

We will see how good he really is if he has to play without One Size tonight
We will see how good he really is if he has to play without One Size tonight miked2006

9:19am Tue 6 Nov 12

DuffmanWFC says...

Top player with all the makings to be a world class centre half!
So glad he got tied down to a five year contract!
Top player with all the makings to be a world class centre half! So glad he got tied down to a five year contract! DuffmanWFC

9:56am Tue 6 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

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http://www.udinese.i t/ENG/script/view_fl sh_news.php?id=4510 Message from Udinese DiNatale Holly68

10:16am Tue 6 Nov 12

Travelling Hornet says...

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Udinese tv channal are coming over for a peek at the Horns , bearing gifts of a signed D'Natalle shirt!!!!!

Be good if he were 'in it ' !
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: http://www.udinese.i t/ENG/script/view_fl sh_news.php?id=4510 Message from Udinese DiNatale[/p][/quote]Udinese tv channal are coming over for a peek at the Horns , bearing gifts of a signed D'Natalle shirt!!!!! Be good if he were 'in it ' ! Travelling Hornet

1:16pm Tue 6 Nov 12

rousman 2 says...

Hope they are not coming to check out Hoban.
Hope they are not coming to check out Hoban. rousman 2

7:09pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Moffathornet says...

Happy with line up...come on you horns, someone is due a hatrick??!!
Happy with line up...come on you horns, someone is due a hatrick??!! Moffathornet

11:49pm Tue 6 Nov 12

WFC4ever says...

DuffmanWFC wrote:
Top player with all the makings to be a world class centre half!
So glad he got tied down to a five year contract!
Yes...at least if he does go we can name our price without having to sell on the cheap because we're skint.
[quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: Top player with all the makings to be a world class centre half! So glad he got tied down to a five year contract![/p][/quote]Yes...at least if he does go we can name our price without having to sell on the cheap because we're skint. WFC4ever

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