Watford refused to comment on their £2m bid for Manchester United midfielder Robbie Brady

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Watford have refused to comment on their £2m bid for Manchester United midfielder Robbie Brady.

However, other sources have confirmed reports of the Hornets' bid, which was logged last week, are indeed true.

The Hull Daily Mail were the first publication to reveal Watford had attempted to secure the 20-year-old's services and the publication expect Brady to sign for the Tigers today, with Sunderland's David Meyler also set to move to the KC Stadium in a £1.5m move.

Brady has spent the majority of the last 18 months on loan at Hull during two separate spells. The Republic of Ireland international made 41 appearances last season, scoring three times, and after spending the beginning of the 2012/13 campaign back at Old Trafford, where he made his solitary United outing as a substitute in the Carling Cup, he has featured for Steve Bruce's Hull 12 times since he rejoined in November, with his only league goal of the season coming at Vicarage Road a month ago today.

News of Watford's £2m bid may come as a positive surprise to some Hornets supporters and could be seen as a sign of intent from the club's new owners the Pozzo family.

Watford made 16 summer signings but they included two free transfers and 14 loans, 12 of which came from the Pozzo's other clubs Udinese and Granada.

In the past Gino Pozzo has stated the Hornets would look to sign British-based players in the future but considering the club's large squad, a multi-million pound offer seemed unlikely in this transfer window.

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10:19am Tue 8 Jan 13

MJ1 says...

If rumours are true, why on earth would we sell Hogg for £1 million and buy Brady for £2 million?
If rumours are true, why on earth would we sell Hogg for £1 million and buy Brady for £2 million? MJ1
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10:30am Tue 8 Jan 13

Harrydownunder says...

The pozzo way is to bring in young players and turn them into stars before selling them off at their peak.

Perhaps they see Brady as a better long term option.

I dont know a lot about Brady if I was honest is he any good?
The pozzo way is to bring in young players and turn them into stars before selling them off at their peak. Perhaps they see Brady as a better long term option. I dont know a lot about Brady if I was honest is he any good? Harrydownunder
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10:35am Tue 8 Jan 13

Smilingburkinshaw says...

Id say he's pretty much a Hull player now.
Id say he's pretty much a Hull player now. Smilingburkinshaw
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10:42am Tue 8 Jan 13

holtonian says...

Fairly sure Hull will nab him. Three reasons being, they upped there bid,he knows the club, and last of all is the Man Utd connection.There are plenty of fish out there.
Fairly sure Hull will nab him. Three reasons being, they upped there bid,he knows the club, and last of all is the Man Utd connection.There are plenty of fish out there. holtonian
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10:48am Tue 8 Jan 13

AngelHornet says...

Could be an interesting transfer window now that it appears we are prepared to spend on the right player(s).
Could be an interesting transfer window now that it appears we are prepared to spend on the right player(s). AngelHornet
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10:55am Tue 8 Jan 13

dal8oy says...

Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.
Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased. dal8oy
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11:41am Tue 8 Jan 13

Harry's Bar says...

dal8oy wrote:
Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.
Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover.
Consistency? Not sure about all of them.
[quote][p][bold]dal8oy[/bold] wrote: Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.[/p][/quote]Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover. Consistency? Not sure about all of them. Harry's Bar
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11:53am Tue 8 Jan 13

SAHornet says...

Hall far too fragile. Need a CH of his ability and stature but with much more steel than he has. By the time this season finishes, I'll bet he has only played 50% of games due to his fragility.
Hall far too fragile. Need a CH of his ability and stature but with much more steel than he has. By the time this season finishes, I'll bet he has only played 50% of games due to his fragility. SAHornet
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12:28pm Tue 8 Jan 13

The Not-so-enlightened one says...

Preston have signed Joe Garner, apparently the club cancelled his contract yesterday.
Preston have signed Joe Garner, apparently the club cancelled his contract yesterday. The Not-so-enlightened one
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12:36pm Tue 8 Jan 13

dal8oy says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
dal8oy wrote:
Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.
Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover.
Consistency? Not sure about all of them.
Hall, superb but seems to suffer injury too regularly, Hoban, needs resting occasionally and needs a leader alongside him,Ekstrand, jury still out, Doyley, more of a full back, Neuton, may be a great player but not suited at all to this division, Nosworthy, solid but not a great ball player, Thompson.... really??
I may be looking for a player thats gold dust but thats my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dal8oy[/bold] wrote: Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.[/p][/quote]Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover. Consistency? Not sure about all of them.[/p][/quote]Hall, superb but seems to suffer injury too regularly, Hoban, needs resting occasionally and needs a leader alongside him,Ekstrand, jury still out, Doyley, more of a full back, Neuton, may be a great player but not suited at all to this division, Nosworthy, solid but not a great ball player, Thompson.... really?? I may be looking for a player thats gold dust but thats my opinion. dal8oy
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1:36pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Harry's Bar says...

dal8oy wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
dal8oy wrote: Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.
Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover. Consistency? Not sure about all of them.
Hall, superb but seems to suffer injury too regularly, Hoban, needs resting occasionally and needs a leader alongside him,Ekstrand, jury still out, Doyley, more of a full back, Neuton, may be a great player but not suited at all to this division, Nosworthy, solid but not a great ball player, Thompson.... really?? I may be looking for a player thats gold dust but thats my opinion.
There's another. The forgotten man.... Dale Bennett. Hard to keep track of everyone, he may be out on loan.
Agree about Neuton, not a centre back, not in this division, too physical. Worth trying in other positions a bit further up the pitch where he's not going to cost us goals.
[quote][p][bold]dal8oy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dal8oy[/bold] wrote: Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.[/p][/quote]Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover. Consistency? Not sure about all of them.[/p][/quote]Hall, superb but seems to suffer injury too regularly, Hoban, needs resting occasionally and needs a leader alongside him,Ekstrand, jury still out, Doyley, more of a full back, Neuton, may be a great player but not suited at all to this division, Nosworthy, solid but not a great ball player, Thompson.... really?? I may be looking for a player thats gold dust but thats my opinion.[/p][/quote]There's another. The forgotten man.... Dale Bennett. Hard to keep track of everyone, he may be out on loan. Agree about Neuton, not a centre back, not in this division, too physical. Worth trying in other positions a bit further up the pitch where he's not going to cost us goals. Harry's Bar
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1:39pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Loyal Supporter says...

dal8oy wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
dal8oy wrote: Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.
Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover. Consistency? Not sure about all of them.
Hall, superb but seems to suffer injury too regularly, Hoban, needs resting occasionally and needs a leader alongside him,Ekstrand, jury still out, Doyley, more of a full back, Neuton, may be a great player but not suited at all to this division, Nosworthy, solid but not a great ball player, Thompson.... really?? I may be looking for a player thats gold dust but thats my opinion.
Fair assessment overall - we definitely need either a fit OneSize or a replacement player of his ilk in the side I feel. Good to see that the Pozzo's are looking to sign UK based players on this evidence...well hope so anyway. We mainly really need to snap up Vydra, Adbi, Forrestieri and Pudil plus possibly Cassetti, Geijo and Ekstrand on permanent deals asap though in my view....also like the look of Battalochio but we haven't really seen enough of him yet. Not sure about Anya....
[quote][p][bold]dal8oy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dal8oy[/bold] wrote: Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.[/p][/quote]Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover. Consistency? Not sure about all of them.[/p][/quote]Hall, superb but seems to suffer injury too regularly, Hoban, needs resting occasionally and needs a leader alongside him,Ekstrand, jury still out, Doyley, more of a full back, Neuton, may be a great player but not suited at all to this division, Nosworthy, solid but not a great ball player, Thompson.... really?? I may be looking for a player thats gold dust but thats my opinion.[/p][/quote]Fair assessment overall - we definitely need either a fit OneSize or a replacement player of his ilk in the side I feel. Good to see that the Pozzo's are looking to sign UK based players on this evidence...well hope so anyway. We mainly really need to snap up Vydra, Adbi, Forrestieri and Pudil plus possibly Cassetti, Geijo and Ekstrand on permanent deals asap though in my view....also like the look of Battalochio but we haven't really seen enough of him yet. Not sure about Anya.... Loyal Supporter
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2:01pm Tue 8 Jan 13

UndercoverElephant says...

What about a goalkeeper?

Almunia is reasonable at this level, although his distribution is a bit hit and miss, especially when forced to pay the longer ball.

However, he is getting on and if we were to go up, I do not think would be up to the standard required. Bond is too young but a good prospect for seasons to come.
What about a goalkeeper? Almunia is reasonable at this level, although his distribution is a bit hit and miss, especially when forced to pay the longer ball. However, he is getting on and if we were to go up, I do not think would be up to the standard required. Bond is too young but a good prospect for seasons to come. UndercoverElephant
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3:34pm Tue 8 Jan 13

lovestospouge says...

I like Brady, he's very good for his age, I think he will chose Watford over Hull, He's only played 12 games this season, Hull have a big team and have 4 wingers, he would be first choice for us.

I also heard that the new owners like Jack Butland and with Birmingham nearing bankruptcy they might put in a cheaky offer.

From what I have heard 15 million has been put to the side for player recruitment over the next two seasons then we will be selling to buy, or using youth players.
I like Brady, he's very good for his age, I think he will chose Watford over Hull, He's only played 12 games this season, Hull have a big team and have 4 wingers, he would be first choice for us. I also heard that the new owners like Jack Butland and with Birmingham nearing bankruptcy they might put in a cheaky offer. From what I have heard 15 million has been put to the side for player recruitment over the next two seasons then we will be selling to buy, or using youth players. lovestospouge
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5:06pm Tue 8 Jan 13

D.unstable says...

Looks as though he is about to sign for Hull. If true though it certainly shows intent.

We havent flashed the cash since that legend Nathan Ellington signed, once bitten......
Looks as though he is about to sign for Hull. If true though it certainly shows intent. We havent flashed the cash since that legend Nathan Ellington signed, once bitten...... D.unstable
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5:10pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Baz loves porridge says...

We've been linked apparently to Richmond Boakye of juventus who's on loan to sassulolo, but apparently his loan has ended .. Looks a good prospect .. Seems to be the perfect player that the pozzos will buy
We've been linked apparently to Richmond Boakye of juventus who's on loan to sassulolo, but apparently his loan has ended .. Looks a good prospect .. Seems to be the perfect player that the pozzos will buy Baz loves porridge
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5:13pm Tue 8 Jan 13

lutondown says...

D.unstable wrote:
Looks as though he is about to sign for Hull. If true though it certainly shows intent.

We havent flashed the cash since that legend Nathan Ellington signed, once bitten......
Sent u a DM mate!
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: Looks as though he is about to sign for Hull. If true though it certainly shows intent. We havent flashed the cash since that legend Nathan Ellington signed, once bitten......[/p][/quote]Sent u a DM mate! lutondown
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5:16pm Tue 8 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Baz loves porridge wrote:
We've been linked apparently to Richmond Boakye of juventus who's on loan to sassulolo, but apparently his loan has ended .. Looks a good prospect .. Seems to be the perfect player that the pozzos will buy
We're certainly in the link market! Makes for exciting reading if nothing else, so much better than some of the dross we're trying to offload.
I await abuse..Infact I demand it!
Btw Gianluca is now a minion, he's passed his first stage exam with flying colours with his top drawer www.peckerland.Com comment! I can't say it as he did as I would get banned by the scrupulously fair WO!
[quote][p][bold]Baz loves porridge[/bold] wrote: We've been linked apparently to Richmond Boakye of juventus who's on loan to sassulolo, but apparently his loan has ended .. Looks a good prospect .. Seems to be the perfect player that the pozzos will buy[/p][/quote]We're certainly in the link market! Makes for exciting reading if nothing else, so much better than some of the dross we're trying to offload. I await abuse..Infact I demand it! Btw Gianluca is now a minion, he's passed his first stage exam with flying colours with his top drawer www.peckerland.Com comment! I can't say it as he did as I would get banned by the scrupulously fair WO! lutondown
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7:34pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Holly68 says...

dal8oy wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
dal8oy wrote: Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.
Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover. Consistency? Not sure about all of them.
Hall, superb but seems to suffer injury too regularly, Hoban, needs resting occasionally and needs a leader alongside him,Ekstrand, jury still out, Doyley, more of a full back, Neuton, may be a great player but not suited at all to this division, Nosworthy, solid but not a great ball player, Thompson.... really?? I may be looking for a player thats gold dust but thats my opinion.
Ekstrand jury still out ???? He has been superb !!
[quote][p][bold]dal8oy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dal8oy[/bold] wrote: Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.[/p][/quote]Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover. Consistency? Not sure about all of them.[/p][/quote]Hall, superb but seems to suffer injury too regularly, Hoban, needs resting occasionally and needs a leader alongside him,Ekstrand, jury still out, Doyley, more of a full back, Neuton, may be a great player but not suited at all to this division, Nosworthy, solid but not a great ball player, Thompson.... really?? I may be looking for a player thats gold dust but thats my opinion.[/p][/quote]Ekstrand jury still out ???? He has been superb !! Holly68
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7:56pm Tue 8 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Holly68 wrote:
dal8oy wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
dal8oy wrote: Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.
Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover. Consistency? Not sure about all of them.
Hall, superb but seems to suffer injury too regularly, Hoban, needs resting occasionally and needs a leader alongside him,Ekstrand, jury still out, Doyley, more of a full back, Neuton, may be a great player but not suited at all to this division, Nosworthy, solid but not a great ball player, Thompson.... really?? I may be looking for a player thats gold dust but thats my opinion.
Ekstrand jury still out ???? He has been superb !!
Ekstrand? Utter class best I've seen seen John Mc. No jury out on that one!
I'd give Neuton a punt in midfield, too skilful to discard without trial.
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dal8oy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dal8oy[/bold] wrote: Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.[/p][/quote]Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover. Consistency? Not sure about all of them.[/p][/quote]Hall, superb but seems to suffer injury too regularly, Hoban, needs resting occasionally and needs a leader alongside him,Ekstrand, jury still out, Doyley, more of a full back, Neuton, may be a great player but not suited at all to this division, Nosworthy, solid but not a great ball player, Thompson.... really?? I may be looking for a player thats gold dust but thats my opinion.[/p][/quote]Ekstrand jury still out ???? He has been superb !![/p][/quote]Ekstrand? Utter class best I've seen seen John Mc. No jury out on that one! I'd give Neuton a punt in midfield, too skilful to discard without trial. lutondown
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8:38pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Harrydownunder says...

lutondown wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
dal8oy wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
dal8oy wrote: Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.
Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover. Consistency? Not sure about all of them.
Hall, superb but seems to suffer injury too regularly, Hoban, needs resting occasionally and needs a leader alongside him,Ekstrand, jury still out, Doyley, more of a full back, Neuton, may be a great player but not suited at all to this division, Nosworthy, solid but not a great ball player, Thompson.... really?? I may be looking for a player thats gold dust but thats my opinion.
Ekstrand jury still out ???? He has been superb !!
Ekstrand? Utter class best I've seen seen John Mc. No jury out on that one!
I'd give Neuton a punt in midfield, too skilful to discard without trial.
John Mc, now there was a player! Never seen a cb who had so much time on the ball. The game just seemed to slow down when the ball was at his feet.....
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dal8oy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dal8oy[/bold] wrote: Would rather spend £2M on a quality center half as that is where we need cover and consistency. But that said didn't think we had that sort of money so well pleased.[/p][/quote]Centre half cover? Hall, Hoban, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Doyley, Neuton, Thompson. Cassetti could also cover as a centre half. That's 8, should be enough cover. Consistency? Not sure about all of them.[/p][/quote]Hall, superb but seems to suffer injury too regularly, Hoban, needs resting occasionally and needs a leader alongside him,Ekstrand, jury still out, Doyley, more of a full back, Neuton, may be a great player but not suited at all to this division, Nosworthy, solid but not a great ball player, Thompson.... really?? I may be looking for a player thats gold dust but thats my opinion.[/p][/quote]Ekstrand jury still out ???? He has been superb !![/p][/quote]Ekstrand? Utter class best I've seen seen John Mc. No jury out on that one! I'd give Neuton a punt in midfield, too skilful to discard without trial.[/p][/quote]John Mc, now there was a player! Never seen a cb who had so much time on the ball. The game just seemed to slow down when the ball was at his feet..... Harrydownunder
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