Geoffrey Mujangi Bia scores during Watford's draw with Brighton and Hove Albion

Bia scores as Watford draw to Brighton

Bia scores as Watford draw to Brighton

First published in Watford FC News by

Geoffrey Mujangi Bia scored a 25-yard strike as a Watford XI drew 1-1 with a side from Brighton and Hove Albion this afternoon.

The Hornets, who were led by head coach Gianfranco Zola, named a strong side which included summer signings Cristian Battocchio, Ikechi Anya and Steve Leo Beleck. Carl Dickinson, who has returned from his loan spell at Portsmouth, also started in a back three which included Lee Hodson and Adam Thompson.

Brighton boss - and close friend of Zola - Gus Poyet was at London Colney with his coaching staff and saw his team go behind midway through the half due to Bia's curling shot which, whilst central, was enough to beat the Brighton goalkeeper.

The first half was largely uneventful but the second period was a better spectacle and Watford goalkeeper Jonathan Bond made two excellent stops shortly after the restart, which also saw Alex Geijo and Connor Smith replace Beleck and Anya.

Brighton did equalise around the hour mark when former Watford striker Will Hoskins smashed a penalty down the middle of the goal after Thompson had been penalised.

Watford then enjoyed the majority of the possession and created the better opportunities.

Geijo had two shots from outside the box go close. Firstly he had an effort saved at the near post and then the Swiss-born striker fired a shot agonisingly wide of the far post.

Dickinson deserved to find the top corner with a lovely effort from 25-yards but the Brighton keeper just tipped over. The left back also headed over from a corner.

Beleck came back on for the final half hour or so, replacing Chris Iwelumo, and had a few attempts. The Udinese loanee headed over from Murray's corner, he had a shot saved and also wasted an opportunity to test the goalkeeper when through one-on-one by opting to cross.

Battocchio shot wide and Geijo hit the bar with a shot from the edge of the area but Watford were unable to find the winner despite their impressive second half showing.

Watford starting XI: Bond; Hodson, Thompson, Dickinson; Bia, Battocchio, McGinn, Murray, Anya; Beleck, Iwelumo. Replacements used: Smith, Geijo.

Brighton: Smith; Akubuine, McGiveron, Calderon, Sampayo; Dicker (Rodgers 45), Harley (March 60), Sparrow (Roberts 45), Lopez, Dobbie (Barker 60), Hoskins (Agdestein 60).

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4:57pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Bringe says...

Nice report but useless without knowing the Brighton line up, Hoskins plus ten doesn't quite do it!
Nice report but useless without knowing the Brighton line up, Hoskins plus ten doesn't quite do it! Bringe
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5:20pm Tue 20 Nov 12

francowatford says...

where are the fixture list for reserves if you want to go and watch them?
where are the fixture list for reserves if you want to go and watch them? francowatford
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5:32pm Tue 20 Nov 12

scottwfc says...

francowatford wrote:
where are the fixture list for reserves if you want to go and watch them?
There isn't one, the reserves (or development squad) only play friendlies, which can be arranged at short notice.
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: where are the fixture list for reserves if you want to go and watch them?[/p][/quote]There isn't one, the reserves (or development squad) only play friendlies, which can be arranged at short notice. scottwfc
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5:40pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Frank Smith says...

There isn't a fixture list for Watford Reserves as they are not in a league. They just play games as and when they want to arrange a friendly. Sometimes at very short notice.

As for the Brighton line-up, these type of games do not have teamsheets as they are usually behind-closed-doors matches. Unfortunately my knowledge of Brighton's squad is not extensive enough to pick out each player individually by looks alone and press officers rarely attend these kind of matches. Just checked the Argus website and they mention Inigo Calderon at centre half and midfielders Gary Dicker, Ryan Harley and Matt Sparrow playing but they don't have the line-up as they weren't there. There isn't a report on Brighton's website either. I also recognised Dobbie and Anton Rodgers. Sorry we couldn't provide you with the line-up.
There isn't a fixture list for Watford Reserves as they are not in a league. They just play games as and when they want to arrange a friendly. Sometimes at very short notice. As for the Brighton line-up, these type of games do not have teamsheets as they are usually behind-closed-doors matches. Unfortunately my knowledge of Brighton's squad is not extensive enough to pick out each player individually by looks alone and press officers rarely attend these kind of matches. Just checked the Argus website and they mention Inigo Calderon at centre half and midfielders Gary Dicker, Ryan Harley and Matt Sparrow playing but they don't have the line-up as they weren't there. There isn't a report on Brighton's website either. I also recognised Dobbie and Anton Rodgers. Sorry we couldn't provide you with the line-up. Frank Smith
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6:07pm Tue 20 Nov 12

cliff46 says...

How did McGinn play Frank and are we right to assume that Coventry didn't pursue their interest?
How did McGinn play Frank and are we right to assume that Coventry didn't pursue their interest? cliff46
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7:24pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Bringe says...

Frank Smith wrote:
There isn't a fixture list for Watford Reserves as they are not in a league. They just play games as and when they want to arrange a friendly. Sometimes at very short notice.

As for the Brighton line-up, these type of games do not have teamsheets as they are usually behind-closed-doors matches. Unfortunately my knowledge of Brighton's squad is not extensive enough to pick out each player individually by looks alone and press officers rarely attend these kind of matches. Just checked the Argus website and they mention Inigo Calderon at centre half and midfielders Gary Dicker, Ryan Harley and Matt Sparrow playing but they don't have the line-up as they weren't there. There isn't a report on Brighton's website either. I also recognised Dobbie and Anton Rodgers. Sorry we couldn't provide you with the line-up.
Sorry Frank but aren't sports journalist, those sallow beings in shabby macs and trilby hats that, you know ... ask questions? or has that all gone out the window since the internet thingy?
[quote][p][bold]Frank Smith[/bold] wrote: There isn't a fixture list for Watford Reserves as they are not in a league. They just play games as and when they want to arrange a friendly. Sometimes at very short notice. As for the Brighton line-up, these type of games do not have teamsheets as they are usually behind-closed-doors matches. Unfortunately my knowledge of Brighton's squad is not extensive enough to pick out each player individually by looks alone and press officers rarely attend these kind of matches. Just checked the Argus website and they mention Inigo Calderon at centre half and midfielders Gary Dicker, Ryan Harley and Matt Sparrow playing but they don't have the line-up as they weren't there. There isn't a report on Brighton's website either. I also recognised Dobbie and Anton Rodgers. Sorry we couldn't provide you with the line-up.[/p][/quote]Sorry Frank but aren't sports journalist, those sallow beings in shabby macs and trilby hats that, you know ... ask questions? or has that all gone out the window since the internet thingy? Bringe
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7:30pm Tue 20 Nov 12

mattymashup says...

Bringe wrote:
Frank Smith wrote:
There isn't a fixture list for Watford Reserves as they are not in a league. They just play games as and when they want to arrange a friendly. Sometimes at very short notice.

As for the Brighton line-up, these type of games do not have teamsheets as they are usually behind-closed-doors matches. Unfortunately my knowledge of Brighton's squad is not extensive enough to pick out each player individually by looks alone and press officers rarely attend these kind of matches. Just checked the Argus website and they mention Inigo Calderon at centre half and midfielders Gary Dicker, Ryan Harley and Matt Sparrow playing but they don't have the line-up as they weren't there. There isn't a report on Brighton's website either. I also recognised Dobbie and Anton Rodgers. Sorry we couldn't provide you with the line-up.
Sorry Frank but aren't sports journalist, those sallow beings in shabby macs and trilby hats that, you know ... ask questions? or has that all gone out the window since the internet thingy?
That's a really harsh comment when we really had no right to even know about this match. Thanks Frank top bloke for giving me a decent mid week read and answering a few questions regarding Christian b and Jeffrey jumanji b
[quote][p][bold]Bringe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frank Smith[/bold] wrote: There isn't a fixture list for Watford Reserves as they are not in a league. They just play games as and when they want to arrange a friendly. Sometimes at very short notice. As for the Brighton line-up, these type of games do not have teamsheets as they are usually behind-closed-doors matches. Unfortunately my knowledge of Brighton's squad is not extensive enough to pick out each player individually by looks alone and press officers rarely attend these kind of matches. Just checked the Argus website and they mention Inigo Calderon at centre half and midfielders Gary Dicker, Ryan Harley and Matt Sparrow playing but they don't have the line-up as they weren't there. There isn't a report on Brighton's website either. I also recognised Dobbie and Anton Rodgers. Sorry we couldn't provide you with the line-up.[/p][/quote]Sorry Frank but aren't sports journalist, those sallow beings in shabby macs and trilby hats that, you know ... ask questions? or has that all gone out the window since the internet thingy?[/p][/quote]That's a really harsh comment when we really had no right to even know about this match. Thanks Frank top bloke for giving me a decent mid week read and answering a few questions regarding Christian b and Jeffrey jumanji b mattymashup
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7:32pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Alexander Hilcroft says...

Frank Smith wrote:
There isn't a fixture list for Watford Reserves as they are not in a league. They just play games as and when they want to arrange a friendly. Sometimes at very short notice.

As for the Brighton line-up, these type of games do not have teamsheets as they are usually behind-closed-doors matches. Unfortunately my knowledge of Brighton's squad is not extensive enough to pick out each player individually by looks alone and press officers rarely attend these kind of matches. Just checked the Argus website and they mention Inigo Calderon at centre half and midfielders Gary Dicker, Ryan Harley and Matt Sparrow playing but they don't have the line-up as they weren't there. There isn't a report on Brighton's website either. I also recognised Dobbie and Anton Rodgers. Sorry we couldn't provide you with the line-up.
Who said investigative journalism was dead? "There isn't a report on the Brighton website"... LoL!!!
[quote][p][bold]Frank Smith[/bold] wrote: There isn't a fixture list for Watford Reserves as they are not in a league. They just play games as and when they want to arrange a friendly. Sometimes at very short notice. As for the Brighton line-up, these type of games do not have teamsheets as they are usually behind-closed-doors matches. Unfortunately my knowledge of Brighton's squad is not extensive enough to pick out each player individually by looks alone and press officers rarely attend these kind of matches. Just checked the Argus website and they mention Inigo Calderon at centre half and midfielders Gary Dicker, Ryan Harley and Matt Sparrow playing but they don't have the line-up as they weren't there. There isn't a report on Brighton's website either. I also recognised Dobbie and Anton Rodgers. Sorry we couldn't provide you with the line-up.[/p][/quote]Who said investigative journalism was dead? "There isn't a report on the Brighton website"... LoL!!! Alexander Hilcroft
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7:52pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

Guys, in Franks defence, he has done well to be allowed into these games, as they like to keep em "quiet", so if he starts interfering and asking questions, he would not be allowed to attend again, so credit to him.

I wish it were old days and these games played in public as I would of been quite interested in watching.

I've asked if club can put brief highlights on Hornets Player

So Frank #Respect
Guys, in Franks defence, he has done well to be allowed into these games, as they like to keep em "quiet", so if he starts interfering and asking questions, he would not be allowed to attend again, so credit to him. I wish it were old days and these games played in public as I would of been quite interested in watching. I've asked if club can put brief highlights on Hornets Player So Frank #Respect Holly68
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7:56pm Tue 20 Nov 12

concernedofBrighton says...

Hmm, Brighton fan here.

That picture is not even from todays game!

Newsquest is really getting shabby, even The Argus down here is a former shell of itself!
Hmm, Brighton fan here. That picture is not even from todays game! Newsquest is really getting shabby, even The Argus down here is a former shell of itself! concernedofBrighton
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8:28pm Tue 20 Nov 12

KeithMercer says...

Fair Play to Frank for responding and giving as much info as he could.
you know we dont have to slag the wobbly for everything and anything !!
If you dont like the Newspaper or the website then give it a wide berth !!
Fair Play to Frank for responding and giving as much info as he could. you know we dont have to slag the wobbly for everything and anything !! If you dont like the Newspaper or the website then give it a wide berth !! KeithMercer
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8:59pm Tue 20 Nov 12

D.unstable says...

I see Berra has had his red card recinded from Saturday, maybe we did have a little luck in our favour just for a change.
I see Berra has had his red card recinded from Saturday, maybe we did have a little luck in our favour just for a change. D.unstable
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8:59pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Alexander Hilcroft says...

Holly68 wrote:
Guys, in Franks defence, he has done well to be allowed into these games, as they like to keep em "quiet", so if he starts interfering and asking questions, he would not be allowed to attend again, so credit to him.

I wish it were old days and these games played in public as I would of been quite interested in watching.

I've asked if club can put brief highlights on Hornets Player

So Frank #Respect
Oh come off it! We're not asking him to go round asking who the players are shagging but I don't think its unreasonable for a football correspondent to be able to name who actually played in a match he was sent to report on.
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Guys, in Franks defence, he has done well to be allowed into these games, as they like to keep em "quiet", so if he starts interfering and asking questions, he would not be allowed to attend again, so credit to him. I wish it were old days and these games played in public as I would of been quite interested in watching. I've asked if club can put brief highlights on Hornets Player So Frank #Respect[/p][/quote]Oh come off it! We're not asking him to go round asking who the players are shagging but I don't think its unreasonable for a football correspondent to be able to name who actually played in a match he was sent to report on. Alexander Hilcroft
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9:06pm Tue 20 Nov 12

D.unstable says...

Holly68 wrote:
Guys, in Franks defence, he has done well to be allowed into these games, as they like to keep em "quiet", so if he starts interfering and asking questions, he would not be allowed to attend again, so credit to him.

I wish it were old days and these games played in public as I would of been quite interested in watching.

I've asked if club can put brief highlights on Hornets Player

So Frank #Respect
I remember often attending the reserve games as a kid, sitting in the old East Stand along with a couple of hundred or so that couldn't get the the away game (think it was free for season ticket holders) They always announced over the PA if the first team had scored away from home. Good old days.
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Guys, in Franks defence, he has done well to be allowed into these games, as they like to keep em "quiet", so if he starts interfering and asking questions, he would not be allowed to attend again, so credit to him. I wish it were old days and these games played in public as I would of been quite interested in watching. I've asked if club can put brief highlights on Hornets Player So Frank #Respect[/p][/quote]I remember often attending the reserve games as a kid, sitting in the old East Stand along with a couple of hundred or so that couldn't get the the away game (think it was free for season ticket holders) They always announced over the PA if the first team had scored away from home. Good old days. D.unstable
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10:26pm Tue 20 Nov 12

worthing_hornet says...

Rather than criticise the WO reporting. The lack of a current picture etc. the interesting fact reported was that both the reserve squads were overseen by the first team managers. Not the youth or reserve coach. Clearly both managers wanted ti run the rule over their fringe / youth players. Both teams must have felt immense getting such scrutiny and attention from the gaffer.
Rather than criticise the WO reporting. The lack of a current picture etc. the interesting fact reported was that both the reserve squads were overseen by the first team managers. Not the youth or reserve coach. Clearly both managers wanted ti run the rule over their fringe / youth players. Both teams must have felt immense getting such scrutiny and attention from the gaffer. worthing_hornet
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10:29pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

Alexander Hilcroft wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
Guys, in Franks defence, he has done well to be allowed into these games, as they like to keep em "quiet", so if he starts interfering and asking questions, he would not be allowed to attend again, so credit to him.

I wish it were old days and these games played in public as I would of been quite interested in watching.

I've asked if club can put brief highlights on Hornets Player

So Frank #Respect
Oh come off it! We're not asking him to go round asking who the players are shagging but I don't think its unreasonable for a football correspondent to be able to name who actually played in a match he was sent to report on.
He probably dIdnt tell you that the club only let him watch through the hedge with a pair of binoculars LOL
[quote][p][bold]Alexander Hilcroft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Guys, in Franks defence, he has done well to be allowed into these games, as they like to keep em "quiet", so if he starts interfering and asking questions, he would not be allowed to attend again, so credit to him. I wish it were old days and these games played in public as I would of been quite interested in watching. I've asked if club can put brief highlights on Hornets Player So Frank #Respect[/p][/quote]Oh come off it! We're not asking him to go round asking who the players are shagging but I don't think its unreasonable for a football correspondent to be able to name who actually played in a match he was sent to report on.[/p][/quote]He probably dIdnt tell you that the club only let him watch through the hedge with a pair of binoculars LOL Holly68
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10:31pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

Anyway, does it matter who f'in played for Brighton, or if Norman Cook provided the pre match entertainment.
Anyway, does it matter who f'in played for Brighton, or if Norman Cook provided the pre match entertainment. Holly68
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10:39pm Tue 20 Nov 12

smeg says...

Smith (GK); Akubuine, McGiveron, Calderon, Sampayo; Dicker (Rodgers 45), Harley (March 60), Sparrow (Roberts 45), Lopez, Dobbie (Barker 60), Hoskins (Agdestein 60). Subs Not Used: Colquhoun (GK), Jones, Richards, Goodwin. Happy now?
Smith (GK); Akubuine, McGiveron, Calderon, Sampayo; Dicker (Rodgers 45), Harley (March 60), Sparrow (Roberts 45), Lopez, Dobbie (Barker 60), Hoskins (Agdestein 60). Subs Not Used: Colquhoun (GK), Jones, Richards, Goodwin. Happy now? smeg
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10:39pm Tue 20 Nov 12

smeg says...

Happy Now was an unused sub.
Happy Now was an unused sub. smeg
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11:35pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Bringe says...

smeg wrote:
Smith (GK); Akubuine, McGiveron, Calderon, Sampayo; Dicker (Rodgers 45), Harley (March 60), Sparrow (Roberts 45), Lopez, Dobbie (Barker 60), Hoskins (Agdestein 60). Subs Not Used: Colquhoun (GK), Jones, Richards, Goodwin. Happy now?
lol, remember to thank B&H for putting it on their website.
And... considering it's strength this looks like a very good performance from our own B team, even more so as we apparently dominated proceedings.
[quote][p][bold]smeg[/bold] wrote: Smith (GK); Akubuine, McGiveron, Calderon, Sampayo; Dicker (Rodgers 45), Harley (March 60), Sparrow (Roberts 45), Lopez, Dobbie (Barker 60), Hoskins (Agdestein 60). Subs Not Used: Colquhoun (GK), Jones, Richards, Goodwin. Happy now?[/p][/quote]lol, remember to thank B&H for putting it on their website. And... considering it's strength this looks like a very good performance from our own B team, even more so as we apparently dominated proceedings. Bringe
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8:12am Wed 21 Nov 12

sceptic says...

I am beginning to see how the word fan is a short version of fanatic!
I am beginning to see how the word fan is a short version of fanatic! sceptic
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9:12am Wed 21 Nov 12

mickallen57 says...

This is turning into a geek site. Do we need to know everything that goes on behind closed door friendly matches?Bye the way who was the Ref and did they have ball boys.

Please don'tget anal and say about the development of players on the fringe is important etc etc
Just let GFZ do his job Frank do his and get behind the horns.
This is turning into a geek site. Do we need to know everything that goes on behind closed door friendly matches?Bye the way who was the Ref and did they have ball boys. Please don'tget anal and say about the development of players on the fringe is important etc etc Just let GFZ do his job Frank do his and get behind the horns. mickallen57
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9:24am Wed 21 Nov 12

DuffmanWFC says...

The result and the Brighton 11 is irelevent!
What matters is the fringe players and players that haven't played much recently get some match fitness!
Well done to Zola for keeping these players fitness levels up!
The result and the Brighton 11 is irelevent! What matters is the fringe players and players that haven't played much recently get some match fitness! Well done to Zola for keeping these players fitness levels up! DuffmanWFC
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11:26am Wed 21 Nov 12

Travelling Hornet says...

Different thread, with Di Matteo sacked we've lost the link to Chelsea, I wonder what will happen with Chaobah's loan? I know it's for an initial 6 months but it makes sense to keep him for the season.
Hope the new boss doesn't recall him !
Different thread, with Di Matteo sacked we've lost the link to Chelsea, I wonder what will happen with Chaobah's loan? I know it's for an initial 6 months but it makes sense to keep him for the season. Hope the new boss doesn't recall him ! Travelling Hornet
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12:53pm Wed 21 Nov 12

PhilippineOrn says...

Shush don't say anything. Maybe the new boss won't know where he is or even that he is a Chelsea player.
Shush don't say anything. Maybe the new boss won't know where he is or even that he is a Chelsea player. PhilippineOrn
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1:57pm Wed 21 Nov 12

AngelHornet says...

Travelling Hornet wrote:
Different thread, with Di Matteo sacked we've lost the link to Chelsea, I wonder what will happen with Chaobah's loan? I know it's for an initial 6 months but it makes sense to keep him for the season.
Hope the new boss doesn't recall him !
It's a good point, but Chalobah isn't ready to challenge for the Chelsea first team. he's better off staying with us until the end of this season...at least!
[quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: Different thread, with Di Matteo sacked we've lost the link to Chelsea, I wonder what will happen with Chaobah's loan? I know it's for an initial 6 months but it makes sense to keep him for the season. Hope the new boss doesn't recall him ![/p][/quote]It's a good point, but Chalobah isn't ready to challenge for the Chelsea first team. he's better off staying with us until the end of this season...at least! AngelHornet
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5:34pm Wed 21 Nov 12

SAHornet says...

Whoever the new boss is, he's quite likely to want to see all squad players in training for a while to evaluate exactly what he's got. We might lose him in Jan, even if only for a few weeks.
Whoever the new boss is, he's quite likely to want to see all squad players in training for a while to evaluate exactly what he's got. We might lose him in Jan, even if only for a few weeks. SAHornet
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5:50pm Wed 21 Nov 12

mickallen57 says...

The betting is on for Benitez believe it or not.If he is in the running watch out Pozzo GFZ could be next.
The betting is on for Benitez believe it or not.If he is in the running watch out Pozzo GFZ could be next. mickallen57
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6:22pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Travelling Hornet says...

mickallen57 wrote:
The betting is on for Benitez believe it or not.If he is in the running watch out Pozzo GFZ could be next.
Think you have had to of won the Champions league to be considered for Chelsea now.
[quote][p][bold]mickallen57[/bold] wrote: The betting is on for Benitez believe it or not.If he is in the running watch out Pozzo GFZ could be next.[/p][/quote]Think you have had to of won the Champions league to be considered for Chelsea now. Travelling Hornet
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7:33pm Wed 21 Nov 12

DuffmanWFC says...

Travelling Hornet says...
6:22pm Wed 21 Nov 12

mickallen57 wrote:
The betting is on for Benitez believe it or not.If he is in the running watch out Pozzo GFZ could be next.

Think you have had to of won the Champions league to be considered for Chelsea now

DuffmanWFC says: not being funny but the special one and Ancelotti both won the Champions League before going to Chelsea but it didn't stop them from getting the sack, and that's after winning titles!
Travelling Hornet says... 6:22pm Wed 21 Nov 12 mickallen57 wrote: The betting is on for Benitez believe it or not.If he is in the running watch out Pozzo GFZ could be next. Think you have had to of won the Champions league to be considered for Chelsea now DuffmanWFC says: not being funny but the special one and Ancelotti both won the Champions League before going to Chelsea but it didn't stop them from getting the sack, and that's after winning titles! DuffmanWFC
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7:35pm Wed 21 Nov 12

DuffmanWFC says...

Anyway I ain't a Russo so I don't give a monkeys about Chelski
Anyway I ain't a Russo so I don't give a monkeys about Chelski DuffmanWFC
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11:14pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

RDM had nothing to do with Chalobah loan or any other transfers. GFZ and Nani arranged this with Chelsea's hierarchy as with all transfers at CFC. I think we are confident to keep him all season, and are enquiring over a sale, but v unlikely Chelsea will sell and if they did few would be at least £5M
RDM had nothing to do with Chalobah loan or any other transfers. GFZ and Nani arranged this with Chelsea's hierarchy as with all transfers at CFC. I think we are confident to keep him all season, and are enquiring over a sale, but v unlikely Chelsea will sell and if they did few would be at least £5M Holly68
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12:07am Thu 22 Nov 12

Bush Hornet says...

Abramovic is vile and disgusting. Zola's association with Chelsea is, sadly, like the foul mucus that hangs around my nasal system when the cold has departed. I like Zola, but Chelsea are repugnant in a way that even Cardiff could only aspire to be.
Abramovic is vile and disgusting. Zola's association with Chelsea is, sadly, like the foul mucus that hangs around my nasal system when the cold has departed. I like Zola, but Chelsea are repugnant in a way that even Cardiff could only aspire to be. Bush Hornet
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7:14am Thu 22 Nov 12

SAHornet says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Abramovic is vile and disgusting. Zola's association with Chelsea is, sadly, like the foul mucus that hangs around my nasal system when the cold has departed. I like Zola, but Chelsea are repugnant in a way that even Cardiff could only aspire to be.
.....so just clarify please BH, does this mean that you do or you do not like them much? :-)
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: Abramovic is vile and disgusting. Zola's association with Chelsea is, sadly, like the foul mucus that hangs around my nasal system when the cold has departed. I like Zola, but Chelsea are repugnant in a way that even Cardiff could only aspire to be.[/p][/quote].....so just clarify please BH, does this mean that you do or you do not like them much? :-) SAHornet
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9:14am Thu 22 Nov 12

Alex Hilcroft says...

Changing tack, does anyone know where I can buy a Udinese shirt?
Changing tack, does anyone know where I can buy a Udinese shirt? Alex Hilcroft
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10:05am Thu 22 Nov 12

Bush Hornet says...

SAHornet wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
Abramovic is vile and disgusting. Zola's association with Chelsea is, sadly, like the foul mucus that hangs around my nasal system when the cold has departed. I like Zola, but Chelsea are repugnant in a way that even Cardiff could only aspire to be.
.....so just clarify please BH, does this mean that you do or you do not like them much? :-)
I'm not over keen on Chelsea.

Put it this way: if that hack Martin Samuel wanted to write an article about everything that is wrong with football, Chelsea would be a good place to start.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: Abramovic is vile and disgusting. Zola's association with Chelsea is, sadly, like the foul mucus that hangs around my nasal system when the cold has departed. I like Zola, but Chelsea are repugnant in a way that even Cardiff could only aspire to be.[/p][/quote].....so just clarify please BH, does this mean that you do or you do not like them much? :-)[/p][/quote]I'm not over keen on Chelsea. Put it this way: if that hack Martin Samuel wanted to write an article about everything that is wrong with football, Chelsea would be a good place to start. Bush Hornet
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10:08am Thu 22 Nov 12

Alex Hilcroft says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
Abramovic is vile and disgusting. Zola's association with Chelsea is, sadly, like the foul mucus that hangs around my nasal system when the cold has departed. I like Zola, but Chelsea are repugnant in a way that even Cardiff could only aspire to be.
.....so just clarify please BH, does this mean that you do or you do not like them much? :-)
I'm not over keen on Chelsea.

Put it this way: if that hack Martin Samuel wanted to write an article about everything that is wrong with football, Chelsea would be a good place to start.
Agreed. Their contrasting approach to the Terry/Clattenburg 'racism' affairs shows a particularly stunning lack of self-awareness
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: Abramovic is vile and disgusting. Zola's association with Chelsea is, sadly, like the foul mucus that hangs around my nasal system when the cold has departed. I like Zola, but Chelsea are repugnant in a way that even Cardiff could only aspire to be.[/p][/quote].....so just clarify please BH, does this mean that you do or you do not like them much? :-)[/p][/quote]I'm not over keen on Chelsea. Put it this way: if that hack Martin Samuel wanted to write an article about everything that is wrong with football, Chelsea would be a good place to start.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Their contrasting approach to the Terry/Clattenburg 'racism' affairs shows a particularly stunning lack of self-awareness Alex Hilcroft
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