Watford's Gianfranco Zola: 'Troy Deeney is priceless and Matej Vydra is a more complete player now'

Matej Vydra diving in to score at the weekend. Picture: Pippa Douglas

Gianfranco Zola reveals his nickname for Almen Abdi. Picture: Holly Cant

First published in Watford FC News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola has praised his front two; describing Troy Deeney as "priceless" and claiming Matej Vydra is a more complete player now than he was when he joined the club.

Vydra took his tally for the season to 16 and made it eight goals in his last six matches with another double at the weekend.

Deeney's penalty against Huddersfield was his 11th of the season but it is his overall play which has been arguably more impressive.

Zola said: "When Matej came over here in the beginning, we knew he was a very good finisher. We knew that straight away. But now he has become more of a complete player because he helps the team in the build-up, he helps the team defensively and he has an excellent understanding with Troy Deeney.

"Deeney again is priceless for the work he does for everybody else. We are really growing up very well."

"There is a very good understanding between the two of them," Zola added. "But also Troy did some very good things for the rest of the team. He is a mature striker."

Zola also praised the impact of Almen Abdi and revealed his nickname for the influential midfielder.

"Abdi is massive," Zola said. "I call him The Professor because he is the player on the team that gives us balance. He can be quick going forward but also when we need to calm down and keep the ball he can do that as well.

"I think he is one of the players that has improved most since he came over here. He has been doing well since the beginning but his maturity and football intelligence is massive so I think he is one of the key players for this team."

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8:17am Wed 23 Jan 13

Mohandas says...

Deeney has put the past behind him and thank you WFC for not turning your back on him. I'd like to think that people are given a second chance. His comittment and hard work is paying off. Too often in clubs etc if your face doesn't fit the image they stab you in the back. Just look at Newcastle now after they sacked Hughton I hope they sink.
Deeney has put the past behind him and thank you WFC for not turning your back on him. I'd like to think that people are given a second chance. His comittment and hard work is paying off. Too often in clubs etc if your face doesn't fit the image they stab you in the back. Just look at Newcastle now after they sacked Hughton I hope they sink. Mohandas
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8:26am Wed 23 Jan 13

Mohandas says...

Not forgetting GFZ - the Hammers peroid will be buried next season when you thrash them. Well done to all the players who have self belief and don't allow others to define you. You are rewriting WFC history books in more ways than one.
Not forgetting GFZ - the Hammers peroid will be buried next season when you thrash them. Well done to all the players who have self belief and don't allow others to define you. You are rewriting WFC history books in more ways than one. Mohandas
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8:36am Wed 23 Jan 13

@ChrisBottom16 says...

I was sat in the Lower Rous on Saturday about 5 rows back from the pitch.

When you are that close you notice an awful lot. Abdi is always in space. He does not panic when he is being closed down and Gets straight up when he is kicked. A real class player.

Matej Vydra does not stop running, hasselting, chasing and working hard. Again gets up when kicked and get straight on with it. Another very classy player.

The thing that struck me that from being that close was Troy. He does not stop talking, giving directions, instructions etc. He talked Forsyth through the 1st half and never stopped g-ing people up and nencouraging!

We have not only got a squad of real quality and class but of team players and hard works!

The perfect balance!

Mr Pozzo - Thank You!
I was sat in the Lower Rous on Saturday about 5 rows back from the pitch. When you are that close you notice an awful lot. Abdi is always in space. He does not panic when he is being closed down and Gets straight up when he is kicked. A real class player. Matej Vydra does not stop running, hasselting, chasing and working hard. Again gets up when kicked and get straight on with it. Another very classy player. The thing that struck me that from being that close was Troy. He does not stop talking, giving directions, instructions etc. He talked Forsyth through the 1st half and never stopped g-ing people up and nencouraging! We have not only got a squad of real quality and class but of team players and hard works! The perfect balance! Mr Pozzo - Thank You! @ChrisBottom16
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8:45am Wed 23 Jan 13

DuffmanWFC says...

Win Saturday and win Wednesday and we are second and two points clear of third!
This is the stuff dreams are made of!
I hope we can get Troy tied down to at least a two year extension and if we can push the boat out and get Vydra and Abdi on permenant deals of at least three years that will be great!
Hopefully if we go straight up we can then tie down Pudil, Geijo and Ekstrand!
Win Saturday and win Wednesday and we are second and two points clear of third! This is the stuff dreams are made of! I hope we can get Troy tied down to at least a two year extension and if we can push the boat out and get Vydra and Abdi on permenant deals of at least three years that will be great! Hopefully if we go straight up we can then tie down Pudil, Geijo and Ekstrand! DuffmanWFC
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8:57am Wed 23 Jan 13

jasonwatford says...

I am sure watford fc are working on all these deals as we sleep..i too think abdi is the main man we need to sign as he makes us tick. To see today Birmingham are trying to sign up Paul Robinson till the end of the season...now he is a watford legend no doubt...but last year we would have tried this and we all would be happy however now he wouldnt get a sniff at our first team. How times change as 2-3 years ago Birmingham were beating Arsenal at Wembley. I cant see any of these players not signing with what is happening at the vic....the grass may look greener but not many have left here and gone onto greater things.....Marlon...
Shittu.. etc.
I am sure watford fc are working on all these deals as we sleep..i too think abdi is the main man we need to sign as he makes us tick. To see today Birmingham are trying to sign up Paul Robinson till the end of the season...now he is a watford legend no doubt...but last year we would have tried this and we all would be happy however now he wouldnt get a sniff at our first team. How times change as 2-3 years ago Birmingham were beating Arsenal at Wembley. I cant see any of these players not signing with what is happening at the vic....the grass may look greener but not many have left here and gone onto greater things.....Marlon... Shittu.. etc. jasonwatford
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9:26am Wed 23 Jan 13

mattymashup says...

The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday!
The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday! mattymashup
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10:17am Wed 23 Jan 13

gloryhornet4 says...

mattymashup wrote:
The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday!
We need more loan signings to sign as there is a restriction on the number of loanees who can be on the pitch. Why we bring on Yeates & Forsythe - to make the numbers up.
[quote][p][bold]mattymashup[/bold] wrote: The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday![/p][/quote]We need more loan signings to sign as there is a restriction on the number of loanees who can be on the pitch. Why we bring on Yeates & Forsythe - to make the numbers up. gloryhornet4
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10:45am Wed 23 Jan 13

pete50 says...

Abdi is the main man for sure. Let's not let Geijo slip through our fingers as he is a great striker and is vying with Deeney for the forward slot.
Abdi is the main man for sure. Let's not let Geijo slip through our fingers as he is a great striker and is vying with Deeney for the forward slot. pete50
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11:02am Wed 23 Jan 13

jasonwatford says...

totally agree pete50
totally agree pete50 jasonwatford
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11:04am Wed 23 Jan 13

petsoundsnick says...

I would suggest that Zola knows Abdi, Deeney and Vydra are all going to sign, which is why he is putting this out now - bigging up the players publically. Pudil, Ekstrand and Battocchio will be next, maybe Geijo, but it wouldn't surprise me if Neuton also signed permenantly as although he has his critics I think Zola sees big things for him in the future.

Whether we go up or not will depend on any points deduction from the FL due to the Bassini nightmare. My prediction is we will finish 2nd in the league, but get a points deduction that knocks us down to 7th.
I would suggest that Zola knows Abdi, Deeney and Vydra are all going to sign, which is why he is putting this out now - bigging up the players publically. Pudil, Ekstrand and Battocchio will be next, maybe Geijo, but it wouldn't surprise me if Neuton also signed permenantly as although he has his critics I think Zola sees big things for him in the future. Whether we go up or not will depend on any points deduction from the FL due to the Bassini nightmare. My prediction is we will finish 2nd in the league, but get a points deduction that knocks us down to 7th. petsoundsnick
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11:06am Wed 23 Jan 13

Bucks:Hornet says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
mattymashup wrote:
The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday!
We need more loan signings to sign as there is a restriction on the number of loanees who can be on the pitch. Why we bring on Yeates & Forsythe - to make the numbers up.
Only Chalobah is considered to be a loan player, the rest of the loanees are seen as normal signings as they are from foreign clubs.

Sorry, but you are talking rubbish there.
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattymashup[/bold] wrote: The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday![/p][/quote]We need more loan signings to sign as there is a restriction on the number of loanees who can be on the pitch. Why we bring on Yeates & Forsythe - to make the numbers up.[/p][/quote]Only Chalobah is considered to be a loan player, the rest of the loanees are seen as normal signings as they are from foreign clubs. Sorry, but you are talking rubbish there. Bucks:Hornet
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11:09am Wed 23 Jan 13

Bush Hornet says...

I've not been disappointed with any of the new boys. They've all shown real quality and desire. And that goes for Anya and Neuton and any others who've not fully convinced everyone. The Pozzos haven't given us rubbish that's for sure. We have a very strong squad and most of them deserve Prem football next season.
I've not been disappointed with any of the new boys. They've all shown real quality and desire. And that goes for Anya and Neuton and any others who've not fully convinced everyone. The Pozzos haven't given us rubbish that's for sure. We have a very strong squad and most of them deserve Prem football next season. Bush Hornet
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11:28am Wed 23 Jan 13

stevyweavy says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
mattymashup wrote:
The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday!
We need more loan signings to sign as there is a restriction on the number of loanees who can be on the pitch. Why we bring on Yeates & Forsythe - to make the numbers up.
All the Udinese & Granada players are treated as permanent signings as from foreign clubs so we are only down as having one loan player (Chalobah) therefore the reason why Zola brings on Yeates and Forsythe is because he believes that they can do the job.
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattymashup[/bold] wrote: The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday![/p][/quote]We need more loan signings to sign as there is a restriction on the number of loanees who can be on the pitch. Why we bring on Yeates & Forsythe - to make the numbers up.[/p][/quote]All the Udinese & Granada players are treated as permanent signings as from foreign clubs so we are only down as having one loan player (Chalobah) therefore the reason why Zola brings on Yeates and Forsythe is because he believes that they can do the job. stevyweavy
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11:58am Wed 23 Jan 13

petsoundsnick says...

stevyweavy wrote:
gloryhornet4 wrote:
mattymashup wrote:
The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday!
We need more loan signings to sign as there is a restriction on the number of loanees who can be on the pitch. Why we bring on Yeates & Forsythe - to make the numbers up.
All the Udinese & Granada players are treated as permanent signings as from foreign clubs so we are only down as having one loan player (Chalobah) therefore the reason why Zola brings on Yeates and Forsythe is because he believes that they can do the job.
Not true. The reason why Yeayes and Forsyth are in the squad is because we must have a minimum number of home grown players in our matchday squad.

If we had a number of "loans" then this would also come into the mix, but we do not, as you rightly say, we have Chalobah and that is it.
[quote][p][bold]stevyweavy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattymashup[/bold] wrote: The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday![/p][/quote]We need more loan signings to sign as there is a restriction on the number of loanees who can be on the pitch. Why we bring on Yeates & Forsythe - to make the numbers up.[/p][/quote]All the Udinese & Granada players are treated as permanent signings as from foreign clubs so we are only down as having one loan player (Chalobah) therefore the reason why Zola brings on Yeates and Forsythe is because he believes that they can do the job.[/p][/quote]Not true. The reason why Yeayes and Forsyth are in the squad is because we must have a minimum number of home grown players in our matchday squad. If we had a number of "loans" then this would also come into the mix, but we do not, as you rightly say, we have Chalobah and that is it. petsoundsnick
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12:05pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Holly68 says...

SIGN THEM UP !!!!!!!!!!!
SIGN THEM UP !!!!!!!!!!! Holly68
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12:06pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

petsoundsnick wrote:
stevyweavy wrote:
gloryhornet4 wrote:
mattymashup wrote:
The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday!
We need more loan signings to sign as there is a restriction on the number of loanees who can be on the pitch. Why we bring on Yeates & Forsythe - to make the numbers up.
All the Udinese & Granada players are treated as permanent signings as from foreign clubs so we are only down as having one loan player (Chalobah) therefore the reason why Zola brings on Yeates and Forsythe is because he believes that they can do the job.
Not true. The reason why Yeayes and Forsyth are in the squad is because we must have a minimum number of home grown players in our matchday squad.

If we had a number of "loans" then this would also come into the mix, but we do not, as you rightly say, we have Chalobah and that is it.
Yes 6 British players per match day squad and we don't need to worry about loans as people have said - year long foreign loans are counted as signings. Yeates though us from ROI so doesn't count as a home grown British player I believe? Not that it matters anyway as we have plenty and the Pozzos have stated they want to sign young talented players from England
[quote][p][bold]petsoundsnick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevyweavy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattymashup[/bold] wrote: The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday![/p][/quote]We need more loan signings to sign as there is a restriction on the number of loanees who can be on the pitch. Why we bring on Yeates & Forsythe - to make the numbers up.[/p][/quote]All the Udinese & Granada players are treated as permanent signings as from foreign clubs so we are only down as having one loan player (Chalobah) therefore the reason why Zola brings on Yeates and Forsythe is because he believes that they can do the job.[/p][/quote]Not true. The reason why Yeayes and Forsyth are in the squad is because we must have a minimum number of home grown players in our matchday squad. If we had a number of "loans" then this would also come into the mix, but we do not, as you rightly say, we have Chalobah and that is it.[/p][/quote]Yes 6 British players per match day squad and we don't need to worry about loans as people have said - year long foreign loans are counted as signings. Yeates though us from ROI so doesn't count as a home grown British player I believe? Not that it matters anyway as we have plenty and the Pozzos have stated they want to sign young talented players from England Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
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12:14pm Wed 23 Jan 13

mooneysmagic says...

petsoundsnick wrote:
I would suggest that Zola knows Abdi, Deeney and Vydra are all going to sign, which is why he is putting this out now - bigging up the players publically. Pudil, Ekstrand and Battocchio will be next, maybe Geijo, but it wouldn't surprise me if Neuton also signed permenantly as although he has his critics I think Zola sees big things for him in the future.

Whether we go up or not will depend on any points deduction from the FL due to the Bassini nightmare. My prediction is we will finish 2nd in the league, but get a points deduction that knocks us down to 7th.
From the Pozzo business aspect, "bigging up" players could also be construed as a tactic to maximise their value in the transfer market. Hopefully this is not the case in this instance, although we need to look at the bigger picture with regard to player transactions. .
[quote][p][bold]petsoundsnick[/bold] wrote: I would suggest that Zola knows Abdi, Deeney and Vydra are all going to sign, which is why he is putting this out now - bigging up the players publically. Pudil, Ekstrand and Battocchio will be next, maybe Geijo, but it wouldn't surprise me if Neuton also signed permenantly as although he has his critics I think Zola sees big things for him in the future. Whether we go up or not will depend on any points deduction from the FL due to the Bassini nightmare. My prediction is we will finish 2nd in the league, but get a points deduction that knocks us down to 7th.[/p][/quote]From the Pozzo business aspect, "bigging up" players could also be construed as a tactic to maximise their value in the transfer market. Hopefully this is not the case in this instance, although we need to look at the bigger picture with regard to player transactions. . mooneysmagic
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12:18pm Wed 23 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Holly68 wrote:
SIGN THEM UP !!!!!!!!!!!
Yes! Succinctly put!
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: SIGN THEM UP !!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Yes! Succinctly put! lutondown
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12:36pm Wed 23 Jan 13

petsoundsnick says...

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
petsoundsnick wrote:
stevyweavy wrote:
gloryhornet4 wrote:
mattymashup wrote:
The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday!
We need more loan signings to sign as there is a restriction on the number of loanees who can be on the pitch. Why we bring on Yeates & Forsythe - to make the numbers up.
All the Udinese & Granada players are treated as permanent signings as from foreign clubs so we are only down as having one loan player (Chalobah) therefore the reason why Zola brings on Yeates and Forsythe is because he believes that they can do the job.
Not true. The reason why Yeayes and Forsyth are in the squad is because we must have a minimum number of home grown players in our matchday squad.

If we had a number of "loans" then this would also come into the mix, but we do not, as you rightly say, we have Chalobah and that is it.
Yes 6 British players per match day squad and we don't need to worry about loans as people have said - year long foreign loans are counted as signings. Yeates though us from ROI so doesn't count as a home grown British player I believe? Not that it matters anyway as we have plenty and the Pozzos have stated they want to sign young talented players from England
The rules around if a player is considered home-grown depends on the number of years he has trained by an english club and at what age this happened. So Yeates, although irish, will qualify as a home grown as he came up through the ranks at english clubs. Fabregas, for example, even though Spanish, was considered home-grown at Arsenal as he joined when he was 16 and had three years of training at Arsenal so qualified to be home grown when he became 21. (all under 21s are exempt from the HG rule)
[quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]petsoundsnick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevyweavy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattymashup[/bold] wrote: The calibre of the new guys is beyond belief, I have been to more games this year than in the last three put together and will be going again on the 2nd and maybe even the palace game despite it being on sky. Supporters like me making the effort to get to games is all thanks to Zola and the pozzos, I've seen a massive improvement since September but we must remain level headed regarding promotion. There is a long way to go and so many good teams in the division. I'm not holding out any hope of us making any loans permanent till the end of season as I think it would have happened already. I hope I'm wrong though! As for the east stand, if we go up it will be built. Never mind all this 15000 average gate nonsense. Looking forward (cautiosly) to Saturday![/p][/quote]We need more loan signings to sign as there is a restriction on the number of loanees who can be on the pitch. Why we bring on Yeates & Forsythe - to make the numbers up.[/p][/quote]All the Udinese & Granada players are treated as permanent signings as from foreign clubs so we are only down as having one loan player (Chalobah) therefore the reason why Zola brings on Yeates and Forsythe is because he believes that they can do the job.[/p][/quote]Not true. The reason why Yeayes and Forsyth are in the squad is because we must have a minimum number of home grown players in our matchday squad. If we had a number of "loans" then this would also come into the mix, but we do not, as you rightly say, we have Chalobah and that is it.[/p][/quote]Yes 6 British players per match day squad and we don't need to worry about loans as people have said - year long foreign loans are counted as signings. Yeates though us from ROI so doesn't count as a home grown British player I believe? Not that it matters anyway as we have plenty and the Pozzos have stated they want to sign young talented players from England[/p][/quote]The rules around if a player is considered home-grown depends on the number of years he has trained by an english club and at what age this happened. So Yeates, although irish, will qualify as a home grown as he came up through the ranks at english clubs. Fabregas, for example, even though Spanish, was considered home-grown at Arsenal as he joined when he was 16 and had three years of training at Arsenal so qualified to be home grown when he became 21. (all under 21s are exempt from the HG rule) petsoundsnick
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12:57pm Wed 23 Jan 13

lockerbiehornet says...

One thing that's not been mentioned that will help us massively and also we won't be going through this January is losing players, Millwall, M'boro, Brighton, Derby and Palace are all set to lose good players to Premiership clubs. This will only assist us along with the injuries these clubs get, I think we must be the only club to have double cover in every department.
Also, if you look at the remaining fixtures, Boro, N/Forest and Palace all have really difficult run-ins
COYGB's be the only team to win a play off final at new/old Wembley and Cardiff
One thing that's not been mentioned that will help us massively and also we won't be going through this January is losing players, Millwall, M'boro, Brighton, Derby and Palace are all set to lose good players to Premiership clubs. This will only assist us along with the injuries these clubs get, I think we must be the only club to have double cover in every department. Also, if you look at the remaining fixtures, Boro, N/Forest and Palace all have really difficult run-ins COYGB's be the only team to win a play off final at new/old Wembley and Cardiff lockerbiehornet
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1:11pm Wed 23 Jan 13

a1derek says...

Good point about other clubs losing players to the Prem, although looks like Saha will stay at Palace on loan. Our run-in isn't easy either with the likes of Hull and Leicester away.

Re playoffs - whilst I have loved the last two play off finals, I don't like the idea of leaving it to chance on a one-off occassion - I'd rather go up automatically! Obviously take the play-offs and it would be a unique hattrick if we were to win the final!
Good point about other clubs losing players to the Prem, although looks like Saha will stay at Palace on loan. Our run-in isn't easy either with the likes of Hull and Leicester away. Re playoffs - whilst I have loved the last two play off finals, I don't like the idea of leaving it to chance on a one-off occassion - I'd rather go up automatically! Obviously take the play-offs and it would be a unique hattrick if we were to win the final! a1derek
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1:34pm Wed 23 Jan 13

lutondown says...

a1derek wrote:
Good point about other clubs losing players to the Prem, although looks like Saha will stay at Palace on loan. Our run-in isn't easy either with the likes of Hull and Leicester away.

Re playoffs - whilst I have loved the last two play off finals, I don't like the idea of leaving it to chance on a one-off occassion - I'd rather go up automatically! Obviously take the play-offs and it would be a unique hattrick if we were to win the final!
And if we won at new Wembley, we'd of completed winning at all three grounds! Old Wemb. Cardiff and new Wemb.
But yes I'd rather go automatically. Better for the heart!
[quote][p][bold]a1derek[/bold] wrote: Good point about other clubs losing players to the Prem, although looks like Saha will stay at Palace on loan. Our run-in isn't easy either with the likes of Hull and Leicester away. Re playoffs - whilst I have loved the last two play off finals, I don't like the idea of leaving it to chance on a one-off occassion - I'd rather go up automatically! Obviously take the play-offs and it would be a unique hattrick if we were to win the final![/p][/quote]And if we won at new Wembley, we'd of completed winning at all three grounds! Old Wemb. Cardiff and new Wemb. But yes I'd rather go automatically. Better for the heart! lutondown
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2:00pm Wed 23 Jan 13

jasonwatford says...

He has been at the club for six months, everything has worked fine, he has been coached by a great manager and the people love him. We have no reason to change anything."

Despite the Premier League interest, Chovanec revealed talks to make Vydra's move to Watford permanent are at an advanced stage and the deal could be finalised before the end of the transfer window.

Chovanec is vydra agent
He has been at the club for six months, everything has worked fine, he has been coached by a great manager and the people love him. We have no reason to change anything." Despite the Premier League interest, Chovanec revealed talks to make Vydra's move to Watford permanent are at an advanced stage and the deal could be finalised before the end of the transfer window. Chovanec is vydra agent jasonwatford
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2:19pm Wed 23 Jan 13

D.unstable says...

lutondown wrote:
a1derek wrote: Good point about other clubs losing players to the Prem, although looks like Saha will stay at Palace on loan. Our run-in isn't easy either with the likes of Hull and Leicester away. Re playoffs - whilst I have loved the last two play off finals, I don't like the idea of leaving it to chance on a one-off occassion - I'd rather go up automatically! Obviously take the play-offs and it would be a unique hattrick if we were to win the final!
And if we won at new Wembley, we'd of completed winning at all three grounds! Old Wemb. Cardiff and new Wemb. But yes I'd rather go automatically. Better for the heart!
Isnt it nice to be talking promotion. Previously we would have been talking about that we have almost accrued enough points to ensure safety.

Obvioulsy will take the play offs however I will be a wreck with so much at stake, but also it gives less time off close season and less time to prepare for what lays ahead.

Automatic is now well with reach and in our hands, yes a very difficult April on paper, however we are capable of beating all those around us and means we will not be leaving anything in the hands of others to seal our fate.

If we can take six points from these next two away games there will be no stopping us.

I work with a Forest fan and he said to me this morning, we'll lose against you lot on Saturday, when was the last time people were talking like this before playing little old Watford.

No one likes us........we dont care
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a1derek[/bold] wrote: Good point about other clubs losing players to the Prem, although looks like Saha will stay at Palace on loan. Our run-in isn't easy either with the likes of Hull and Leicester away. Re playoffs - whilst I have loved the last two play off finals, I don't like the idea of leaving it to chance on a one-off occassion - I'd rather go up automatically! Obviously take the play-offs and it would be a unique hattrick if we were to win the final![/p][/quote]And if we won at new Wembley, we'd of completed winning at all three grounds! Old Wemb. Cardiff and new Wemb. But yes I'd rather go automatically. Better for the heart![/p][/quote]Isnt it nice to be talking promotion. Previously we would have been talking about that we have almost accrued enough points to ensure safety. Obvioulsy will take the play offs however I will be a wreck with so much at stake, but also it gives less time off close season and less time to prepare for what lays ahead. Automatic is now well with reach and in our hands, yes a very difficult April on paper, however we are capable of beating all those around us and means we will not be leaving anything in the hands of others to seal our fate. If we can take six points from these next two away games there will be no stopping us. I work with a Forest fan and he said to me this morning, we'll lose against you lot on Saturday, when was the last time people were talking like this before playing little old Watford. No one likes us........we dont care D.unstable
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2:22pm Wed 23 Jan 13

D.unstable says...

lutondown wrote:
a1derek wrote: Good point about other clubs losing players to the Prem, although looks like Saha will stay at Palace on loan. Our run-in isn't easy either with the likes of Hull and Leicester away. Re playoffs - whilst I have loved the last two play off finals, I don't like the idea of leaving it to chance on a one-off occassion - I'd rather go up automatically! Obviously take the play-offs and it would be a unique hattrick if we were to win the final!
And if we won at new Wembley, we'd of completed winning at all three grounds! Old Wemb. Cardiff and new Wemb. But yes I'd rather go automatically. Better for the heart!
Isnt it nice to be talking promotion. Previously we would have been talking about that we have almost accrued enough points to ensure safety.

Obvioulsy will take the play offs however I will be a wreck with so much at stake, but also it gives less time off close season and less time to prepare for what lays ahead.

Automatic is now well with reach and in our hands, yes a very difficult April on paper, however we are capable of beating all those around us and means we will not be leaving anything in the hands of others to seal our fate.

If we can take six points from these next two away games there will be no stopping us.

I work with a Forest fan and he said to me this morning, we'll lose against you lot on Saturday, when was the last time people were talking like this before playing little old Watford.

No one likes us........we dont care
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a1derek[/bold] wrote: Good point about other clubs losing players to the Prem, although looks like Saha will stay at Palace on loan. Our run-in isn't easy either with the likes of Hull and Leicester away. Re playoffs - whilst I have loved the last two play off finals, I don't like the idea of leaving it to chance on a one-off occassion - I'd rather go up automatically! Obviously take the play-offs and it would be a unique hattrick if we were to win the final![/p][/quote]And if we won at new Wembley, we'd of completed winning at all three grounds! Old Wemb. Cardiff and new Wemb. But yes I'd rather go automatically. Better for the heart![/p][/quote]Isnt it nice to be talking promotion. Previously we would have been talking about that we have almost accrued enough points to ensure safety. Obvioulsy will take the play offs however I will be a wreck with so much at stake, but also it gives less time off close season and less time to prepare for what lays ahead. Automatic is now well with reach and in our hands, yes a very difficult April on paper, however we are capable of beating all those around us and means we will not be leaving anything in the hands of others to seal our fate. If we can take six points from these next two away games there will be no stopping us. I work with a Forest fan and he said to me this morning, we'll lose against you lot on Saturday, when was the last time people were talking like this before playing little old Watford. No one likes us........we dont care D.unstable
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2:51pm Wed 23 Jan 13

lutondown says...

D.unstable wrote:
lutondown wrote:
a1derek wrote: Good point about other clubs losing players to the Prem, although looks like Saha will stay at Palace on loan. Our run-in isn't easy either with the likes of Hull and Leicester away. Re playoffs - whilst I have loved the last two play off finals, I don't like the idea of leaving it to chance on a one-off occassion - I'd rather go up automatically! Obviously take the play-offs and it would be a unique hattrick if we were to win the final!
And if we won at new Wembley, we'd of completed winning at all three grounds! Old Wemb. Cardiff and new Wemb. But yes I'd rather go automatically. Better for the heart!
Isnt it nice to be talking promotion. Previously we would have been talking about that we have almost accrued enough points to ensure safety.

Obvioulsy will take the play offs however I will be a wreck with so much at stake, but also it gives less time off close season and less time to prepare for what lays ahead.

Automatic is now well with reach and in our hands, yes a very difficult April on paper, however we are capable of beating all those around us and means we will not be leaving anything in the hands of others to seal our fate.

If we can take six points from these next two away games there will be no stopping us.

I work with a Forest fan and he said to me this morning, we'll lose against you lot on Saturday, when was the last time people were talking like this before playing little old Watford.

No one likes us........we dont care
Dusty, I'm in on that venture. Sell like hot cakes! Know a man.....
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a1derek[/bold] wrote: Good point about other clubs losing players to the Prem, although looks like Saha will stay at Palace on loan. Our run-in isn't easy either with the likes of Hull and Leicester away. Re playoffs - whilst I have loved the last two play off finals, I don't like the idea of leaving it to chance on a one-off occassion - I'd rather go up automatically! Obviously take the play-offs and it would be a unique hattrick if we were to win the final![/p][/quote]And if we won at new Wembley, we'd of completed winning at all three grounds! Old Wemb. Cardiff and new Wemb. But yes I'd rather go automatically. Better for the heart![/p][/quote]Isnt it nice to be talking promotion. Previously we would have been talking about that we have almost accrued enough points to ensure safety. Obvioulsy will take the play offs however I will be a wreck with so much at stake, but also it gives less time off close season and less time to prepare for what lays ahead. Automatic is now well with reach and in our hands, yes a very difficult April on paper, however we are capable of beating all those around us and means we will not be leaving anything in the hands of others to seal our fate. If we can take six points from these next two away games there will be no stopping us. I work with a Forest fan and he said to me this morning, we'll lose against you lot on Saturday, when was the last time people were talking like this before playing little old Watford. No one likes us........we dont care[/p][/quote]Dusty, I'm in on that venture. Sell like hot cakes! Know a man..... lutondown
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3:09pm Wed 23 Jan 13

sueinspain says...

Deeney scored today against Shanghi East, good solid header, Vydra ran his socks off without any luck other goals scored by Messi, (a tap in) and Bia, right at the death. Solid performance.
Deeney scored today against Shanghi East, good solid header, Vydra ran his socks off without any luck other goals scored by Messi, (a tap in) and Bia, right at the death. Solid performance. sueinspain
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3:24pm Wed 23 Jan 13

mk6 hornet says...

Lets wait and see the result of the fl hearing before getting ahead of ourselves.
Lets wait and see the result of the fl hearing before getting ahead of ourselves. mk6 hornet
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3:43pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Boosey says...

I love my Watford!
I love my Watford! Boosey
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4:13pm Wed 23 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Boosey wrote:
I love my Watford!
Me too mate, feel like I did when I first started watching them under Furphy! This is the best trip
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: I love my Watford![/p][/quote]Me too mate, feel like I did when I first started watching them under Furphy! This is the best trip lutondown
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4:15pm Wed 23 Jan 13

lutondown says...

mk6 hornet wrote:
Lets wait and see the result of the fl hearing before getting ahead of ourselves.
They have to follow precedents without dragging this up to a full blown discussion, just two other similar cases WHU QPR both got fined. Duxberry is a lawyer who will expect consistency.
[quote][p][bold]mk6 hornet[/bold] wrote: Lets wait and see the result of the fl hearing before getting ahead of ourselves.[/p][/quote]They have to follow precedents without dragging this up to a full blown discussion, just two other similar cases WHU QPR both got fined. Duxberry is a lawyer who will expect consistency. lutondown
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4:26pm Wed 23 Jan 13

KeithMercer says...

sueinspain wrote:
Deeney scored today against Shanghi East, good solid header, Vydra ran his socks off without any luck other goals scored by Messi, (a tap in) and Bia, right at the death. Solid performance.
Thanks Sue !
you are my favorite Spanish football corespondent .
Keep up the good work, take it easy on the Sangria tonight and keep yer eyes off Matej !! hes ours .
[quote][p][bold]sueinspain[/bold] wrote: Deeney scored today against Shanghi East, good solid header, Vydra ran his socks off without any luck other goals scored by Messi, (a tap in) and Bia, right at the death. Solid performance.[/p][/quote]Thanks Sue ! you are my favorite Spanish football corespondent . Keep up the good work, take it easy on the Sangria tonight and keep yer eyes off Matej !! hes ours . KeithMercer
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8:33pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Poppet Bear says...

Why do I keep hearing all this rubbish about a points deduction ? Slap on the wrist, at most. ,!!!
Why do I keep hearing all this rubbish about a points deduction ? Slap on the wrist, at most. ,!!! Poppet Bear
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