Watford boss Gianfranco Zola insists speculation surrounding the Chelsea job won't be a distraction

Watford Observer: Gianfranco Zola says he is keen to repay Watford Gianfranco Zola says he is keen to repay Watford

Gianfranco Zola insists speculation linking him with the Chelsea job will not be a distraction and says he is keen to 'repay' Watford for choosing him as head coach.

Zola was again linked with the Chelsea manager's job on Friday, this time by the Daily Mirror's Martin Lipton.

When asked about the Chelsea job after Saturday's match, Zola replied: "It won’t be a distraction. Obviously I am flattered that there is interest in me, I don't know whether it is true or not. I am a young manager and it means that my job over here has been appreciated. But they won’t take anything from me in terms of attention, focus and determination to do well for this club.

"I have found the perfect conditions here to build myself as a manager and I want to repay them until the end for the fact that they chose me."

Zola played more than 300 matches for Chelsea and was named FWA Footballer of the Year in 1997 and the Blues' greatest ever player in 2003.

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3:20pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

It's merely lazy journalism from Lipton and the likes, linking former players with a return to management is the easy way out.
Chelsea shouldn't have sacked Di Matteo in a knee jerk reaction and they wouldn't be in such a mess.
It's merely lazy journalism from Lipton and the likes, linking former players with a return to management is the easy way out. Chelsea shouldn't have sacked Di Matteo in a knee jerk reaction and they wouldn't be in such a mess. Ronny oh Ronny Ronny

3:22pm Tue 22 Jan 13

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian says...

It's been much anticipated, but here it is:

Vegetable XI:
Caugette
Cauliflower
Cabbage
Carrot
Aubergine
Potato
Lettuce
Pumpkin
Green Pepper
Red Pepper
Yellow Pepper (devastating front 3)

Subs:
Parsnip
Leek
Onion
Eggplant
Cucumber
Rhubarb
Chive

Manager: King Edward
Assistant Manager: Aunt Bessie
Goalkeeping Coach: Wallace
Fitness Coach: Gromit
It's been much anticipated, but here it is: Vegetable XI: Caugette Cauliflower Cabbage Carrot Aubergine Potato Lettuce Pumpkin Green Pepper Red Pepper Yellow Pepper (devastating front 3) Subs: Parsnip Leek Onion Eggplant Cucumber Rhubarb Chive Manager: King Edward Assistant Manager: Aunt Bessie Goalkeeping Coach: Wallace Fitness Coach: Gromit DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian

3:26pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Boosey says...

If he has found the perfect conditions there is no need to go anywhere else. The trust he has with his superiors works both ways, he's working with top top coaches and the players and supporters love and respect him, perfect apart from the East Stand!
If he has found the perfect conditions there is no need to go anywhere else. The trust he has with his superiors works both ways, he's working with top top coaches and the players and supporters love and respect him, perfect apart from the East Stand! Boosey

3:30pm Tue 22 Jan 13

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

I hate to break it to you but a pumpkin is a fruit. You've had a shocker there.
I hate to break it to you but a pumpkin is a fruit. You've had a shocker there. GianlucaVialli the better italian

3:34pm Tue 22 Jan 13

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian says...

GianlucaVialli the better italian wrote:
I hate to break it to you but a pumpkin is a fruit. You've had a shocker there.
You're no Jamie Oliver, the pumpkin is indeed a vegetable.
[quote][p][bold]GianlucaVialli the better italian[/bold] wrote: I hate to break it to you but a pumpkin is a fruit. You've had a shocker there.[/p][/quote]You're no Jamie Oliver, the pumpkin is indeed a vegetable. DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian

3:37pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Boosey wrote:
If he has found the perfect conditions there is no need to go anywhere else. The trust he has with his superiors works both ways, he's working with top top coaches and the players and supporters love and respect him, perfect apart from the East Stand!
Agree. We've got to get use to the fact success brings sensationalist press. I take it as a compliment.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: If he has found the perfect conditions there is no need to go anywhere else. The trust he has with his superiors works both ways, he's working with top top coaches and the players and supporters love and respect him, perfect apart from the East Stand![/p][/quote]Agree. We've got to get use to the fact success brings sensationalist press. I take it as a compliment. lutondown

3:39pm Tue 22 Jan 13

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian wrote:
GianlucaVialli the better italian wrote:
I hate to break it to you but a pumpkin is a fruit. You've had a shocker there.
You're no Jamie Oliver, the pumpkin is indeed a vegetable.
Actually they call me 'Vialli the better naked chef', and according to reliable Wikipedia a pumpkin is a fruit.
[quote][p][bold]DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GianlucaVialli the better italian[/bold] wrote: I hate to break it to you but a pumpkin is a fruit. You've had a shocker there.[/p][/quote]You're no Jamie Oliver, the pumpkin is indeed a vegetable.[/p][/quote]Actually they call me 'Vialli the better naked chef', and according to reliable Wikipedia a pumpkin is a fruit. GianlucaVialli the better italian

3:40pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lutondown says...

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian wrote:
It's been much anticipated, but here it is:

Vegetable XI:
Caugette
Cauliflower
Cabbage
Carrot
Aubergine
Potato
Lettuce
Pumpkin
Green Pepper
Red Pepper
Yellow Pepper (devastating front 3)

Subs:
Parsnip
Leek
Onion
Eggplant
Cucumber
Rhubarb
Chive

Manager: King Edward
Assistant Manager: Aunt Bessie
Goalkeeping Coach: Wallace
Fitness Coach: Gromit
Good to see your keeping that Welsh international on the bench. I do hope the team will run out to Californication by the Red hot chilli Peppers. Thought the turnip would have made a better boss or have you been swayed by the odious Jeff Powell?
[quote][p][bold]DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian[/bold] wrote: It's been much anticipated, but here it is: Vegetable XI: Caugette Cauliflower Cabbage Carrot Aubergine Potato Lettuce Pumpkin Green Pepper Red Pepper Yellow Pepper (devastating front 3) Subs: Parsnip Leek Onion Eggplant Cucumber Rhubarb Chive Manager: King Edward Assistant Manager: Aunt Bessie Goalkeeping Coach: Wallace Fitness Coach: Gromit[/p][/quote]Good to see your keeping that Welsh international on the bench. I do hope the team will run out to Californication by the Red hot chilli Peppers. Thought the turnip would have made a better boss or have you been swayed by the odious Jeff Powell? lutondown

3:42pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Boosey says...

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian wrote:
It's been much anticipated, but here it is: Vegetable XI: Caugette Cauliflower Cabbage Carrot Aubergine Potato Lettuce Pumpkin Green Pepper Red Pepper Yellow Pepper (devastating front 3) Subs: Parsnip Leek Onion Eggplant Cucumber Rhubarb Chive Manager: King Edward Assistant Manager: Aunt Bessie Goalkeeping Coach: Wallace Fitness Coach: Gromit
Not exactly vegetables but if anyone else has some additions. . .Prince Bourbon, Sean Curry, Conner granny Smith,Forestieri Gateaux, mark Yeast, Jonathan Hog Roast, Koi Deeney and paper Doyley. I have too much time on my hands!
[quote][p][bold]DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian[/bold] wrote: It's been much anticipated, but here it is: Vegetable XI: Caugette Cauliflower Cabbage Carrot Aubergine Potato Lettuce Pumpkin Green Pepper Red Pepper Yellow Pepper (devastating front 3) Subs: Parsnip Leek Onion Eggplant Cucumber Rhubarb Chive Manager: King Edward Assistant Manager: Aunt Bessie Goalkeeping Coach: Wallace Fitness Coach: Gromit[/p][/quote]Not exactly vegetables but if anyone else has some additions. . .Prince Bourbon, Sean Curry, Conner granny Smith,Forestieri Gateaux, mark Yeast, Jonathan Hog Roast, Koi Deeney and paper Doyley. I have too much time on my hands! Boosey

3:59pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Oracledave says...

Not entirely related but a recent contribution from much underrated 80's poet Pam Ayres ( helps if you think of this in a broad west country accent)

" Dobbin was a happy soul eating grass in his field by the sea
Then the man from Tesco turned up at the gate now he's buy one get one free"
Not entirely related but a recent contribution from much underrated 80's poet Pam Ayres ( helps if you think of this in a broad west country accent) " Dobbin was a happy soul eating grass in his field by the sea Then the man from Tesco turned up at the gate now he's buy one get one free" Oracledave

4:06pm Tue 22 Jan 13

scottwfc says...

lutondown wrote:
DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian wrote: It's been much anticipated, but here it is: Vegetable XI: Caugette Cauliflower Cabbage Carrot Aubergine Potato Lettuce Pumpkin Green Pepper Red Pepper Yellow Pepper (devastating front 3) Subs: Parsnip Leek Onion Eggplant Cucumber Rhubarb Chive Manager: King Edward Assistant Manager: Aunt Bessie Goalkeeping Coach: Wallace Fitness Coach: Gromit
Good to see your keeping that Welsh international on the bench. I do hope the team will run out to Californication by the Red hot chilli Peppers. Thought the turnip would have made a better boss or have you been swayed by the odious Jeff Powell?
Aubergine and Eggplant are the same vegetable as well. Its just that the Americans can't cope with words like Aubergine, so they call it an eggplant instead.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian[/bold] wrote: It's been much anticipated, but here it is: Vegetable XI: Caugette Cauliflower Cabbage Carrot Aubergine Potato Lettuce Pumpkin Green Pepper Red Pepper Yellow Pepper (devastating front 3) Subs: Parsnip Leek Onion Eggplant Cucumber Rhubarb Chive Manager: King Edward Assistant Manager: Aunt Bessie Goalkeeping Coach: Wallace Fitness Coach: Gromit[/p][/quote]Good to see your keeping that Welsh international on the bench. I do hope the team will run out to Californication by the Red hot chilli Peppers. Thought the turnip would have made a better boss or have you been swayed by the odious Jeff Powell?[/p][/quote]Aubergine and Eggplant are the same vegetable as well. Its just that the Americans can't cope with words like Aubergine, so they call it an eggplant instead. scottwfc

4:10pm Tue 22 Jan 13

jasonwatford says...

Sounds like you all should support Norwich..........let
s be aving you
Sounds like you all should support Norwich..........let s be aving you jasonwatford

4:10pm Tue 22 Jan 13

andyhooked says...

Deeney has more horse power than a Tesco burger Oracledave. I consider GFZ to be a man of honour and given the Pozzos contribution he knows where we are going. A Chelsea manager only knows one way. The exit door if you do not win everything in sight and pla the owners my signings.
Deeney has more horse power than a Tesco burger Oracledave. I consider GFZ to be a man of honour and given the Pozzos contribution he knows where we are going. A Chelsea manager only knows one way. The exit door if you do not win everything in sight and pla the owners my signings. andyhooked

4:12pm Tue 22 Jan 13

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian says...

scottwfc wrote:
lutondown wrote:
DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian wrote: It's been much anticipated, but here it is: Vegetable XI: Caugette Cauliflower Cabbage Carrot Aubergine Potato Lettuce Pumpkin Green Pepper Red Pepper Yellow Pepper (devastating front 3) Subs: Parsnip Leek Onion Eggplant Cucumber Rhubarb Chive Manager: King Edward Assistant Manager: Aunt Bessie Goalkeeping Coach: Wallace Fitness Coach: Gromit
Good to see your keeping that Welsh international on the bench. I do hope the team will run out to Californication by the Red hot chilli Peppers. Thought the turnip would have made a better boss or have you been swayed by the odious Jeff Powell?
Aubergine and Eggplant are the same vegetable as well. Its just that the Americans can't cope with words like Aubergine, so they call it an eggplant instead.
Apologies, I appear to have posted on a page full of culinary experts and may have to move onto fish or something less ambiguous.
[quote][p][bold]scottwfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian[/bold] wrote: It's been much anticipated, but here it is: Vegetable XI: Caugette Cauliflower Cabbage Carrot Aubergine Potato Lettuce Pumpkin Green Pepper Red Pepper Yellow Pepper (devastating front 3) Subs: Parsnip Leek Onion Eggplant Cucumber Rhubarb Chive Manager: King Edward Assistant Manager: Aunt Bessie Goalkeeping Coach: Wallace Fitness Coach: Gromit[/p][/quote]Good to see your keeping that Welsh international on the bench. I do hope the team will run out to Californication by the Red hot chilli Peppers. Thought the turnip would have made a better boss or have you been swayed by the odious Jeff Powell?[/p][/quote]Aubergine and Eggplant are the same vegetable as well. Its just that the Americans can't cope with words like Aubergine, so they call it an eggplant instead.[/p][/quote]Apologies, I appear to have posted on a page full of culinary experts and may have to move onto fish or something less ambiguous. DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian

4:21pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Boosey says...

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian wrote:
scottwfc wrote:
lutondown wrote:
DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian wrote: It's been much anticipated, but here it is: Vegetable XI: Caugette Cauliflower Cabbage Carrot Aubergine Potato Lettuce Pumpkin Green Pepper Red Pepper Yellow Pepper (devastating front 3) Subs: Parsnip Leek Onion Eggplant Cucumber Rhubarb Chive Manager: King Edward Assistant Manager: Aunt Bessie Goalkeeping Coach: Wallace Fitness Coach: Gromit
Good to see your keeping that Welsh international on the bench. I do hope the team will run out to Californication by the Red hot chilli Peppers. Thought the turnip would have made a better boss or have you been swayed by the odious Jeff Powell?
Aubergine and Eggplant are the same vegetable as well. Its just that the Americans can't cope with words like Aubergine, so they call it an eggplant instead.
Apologies, I appear to have posted on a page full of culinary experts and may have to move onto fish or something less ambiguous.
A chive is not a vegetable either but who cares? It's light hearted and puts a smile on peoples faces.
Some people on here need to lighten up!
[quote][p][bold]DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scottwfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian[/bold] wrote: It's been much anticipated, but here it is: Vegetable XI: Caugette Cauliflower Cabbage Carrot Aubergine Potato Lettuce Pumpkin Green Pepper Red Pepper Yellow Pepper (devastating front 3) Subs: Parsnip Leek Onion Eggplant Cucumber Rhubarb Chive Manager: King Edward Assistant Manager: Aunt Bessie Goalkeeping Coach: Wallace Fitness Coach: Gromit[/p][/quote]Good to see your keeping that Welsh international on the bench. I do hope the team will run out to Californication by the Red hot chilli Peppers. Thought the turnip would have made a better boss or have you been swayed by the odious Jeff Powell?[/p][/quote]Aubergine and Eggplant are the same vegetable as well. Its just that the Americans can't cope with words like Aubergine, so they call it an eggplant instead.[/p][/quote]Apologies, I appear to have posted on a page full of culinary experts and may have to move onto fish or something less ambiguous.[/p][/quote]A chive is not a vegetable either but who cares? It's light hearted and puts a smile on peoples faces. Some people on here need to lighten up! Boosey

4:34pm Tue 22 Jan 13

HemelHornet says...

Zola has a long history at Chelsea and he has previously said that he would love to manage there one day so i'm sure that if he was offered the job he would take it in an instant. However I really don't think Chelsea would be interested in him yet because he has very limited managerial experience compared to the managers that they have previously appointed. Let us also remember that Di Matio was an assistant that took over temp charge and was given the full time job due to peer pressure from the fans after the Champions League win.
Zola has a long history at Chelsea and he has previously said that he would love to manage there one day so i'm sure that if he was offered the job he would take it in an instant. However I really don't think Chelsea would be interested in him yet because he has very limited managerial experience compared to the managers that they have previously appointed. Let us also remember that Di Matio was an assistant that took over temp charge and was given the full time job due to peer pressure from the fans after the Champions League win. HemelHornet

4:41pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Holly68 says...

Great Manager and Lovely Family, very humble and modest
Great Manager and Lovely Family, very humble and modest Holly68

4:52pm Tue 22 Jan 13

gilesy97 says...

Holly68 wrote:
Great Manager and Lovely Family, very humble and modest
Bit soon to be calling him "great" ....but I agree with the rest. He's still very much on the learning curve .......time will tell.
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Great Manager and Lovely Family, very humble and modest[/p][/quote]Bit soon to be calling him "great" ....but I agree with the rest. He's still very much on the learning curve .......time will tell. gilesy97

4:52pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Boosey says...

If you're a betting person here's one for you. On the opening day of the East Stand, It will be sold out.
Out of curiosity I'd have to see for myself what it would be like.
If you're a betting person here's one for you. On the opening day of the East Stand, It will be sold out. Out of curiosity I'd have to see for myself what it would be like. Boosey

5:02pm Tue 22 Jan 13

gloryhornet4 says...

Holly68 wrote:
Great Manager and Lovely Family, very humble and modest
P155ed off with Chelsea buying their trophies and all the other parasites that but for the rich mens toys that clubs have become buying premier division places I think WFC would have had a few more seasons in the top flight. Would have been nice playing Chelsea in the FA Cup without their dosh, same for Man C. As sung from the terraces at Etihad "Where were you when you were sh1t" says it all.

Anyway it would be another insult to poach our boss.

Now WFC are a rich man's play thing, but only making up lost ground for WHam QPR Chelsea ManC NU among others in smaller doses.

If Zola does go (which I doubt) his diary will be free for 2014 onwards, as RA wants instant success - not going to happen.
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Great Manager and Lovely Family, very humble and modest[/p][/quote]P155ed off with Chelsea buying their trophies and all the other parasites that but for the rich mens toys that clubs have become buying premier division places I think WFC would have had a few more seasons in the top flight. Would have been nice playing Chelsea in the FA Cup without their dosh, same for Man C. As sung from the terraces at Etihad "Where were you when you were sh1t" says it all. Anyway it would be another insult to poach our boss. Now WFC are a rich man's play thing, but only making up lost ground for WHam QPR Chelsea ManC NU among others in smaller doses. If Zola does go (which I doubt) his diary will be free for 2014 onwards, as RA wants instant success - not going to happen. gloryhornet4

5:05pm Tue 22 Jan 13

buckler says...

We could get that bloke in from Burnley? Up and coming manager by all accounts!
We could get that bloke in from Burnley? Up and coming manager by all accounts! buckler

5:05pm Tue 22 Jan 13

hornet88 says...

I hope that leek on the bench isn't a defender
I hope that leek on the bench isn't a defender hornet88

5:34pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lutondown says...

gilesy97 wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
Great Manager and Lovely Family, very humble and modest
Bit soon to be calling him "great" ....but I agree with the rest. He's still very much on the learning curve .......time will tell.
Great manager.
[quote][p][bold]gilesy97[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Great Manager and Lovely Family, very humble and modest[/p][/quote]Bit soon to be calling him "great" ....but I agree with the rest. He's still very much on the learning curve .......time will tell.[/p][/quote]Great manager. lutondown

5:45pm Tue 22 Jan 13

mickallen57 says...

I am hoping that GFZ is in it for the long haul as are (I hope ) the Pozzo family.
I agree it is just sloppy paper talk but they have to fill their pages of waffle somehow.
The Pozzo family are it seems willing to give GFZ space and time to achieve their aims .No one cuts the mustard quite like Roman for the order of the boot,but lets not fool ourselves that the Pozzos aren't results based too.

Although loyalty in football is as rare as an English flag draped on Sir Alexs' wall,I believe that their is a good measure of it here.As I hope GFZ pushes us to the Prem more chairman will be courting his services,but I trust our owners will convince him to stay or if not bring in a better man. They have been true to their word with the players I am sure they would with the manager,

Why am I speculating on a rubbish artical ? must be bored COYH
I am hoping that GFZ is in it for the long haul as are (I hope ) the Pozzo family. I agree it is just sloppy paper talk but they have to fill their pages of waffle somehow. The Pozzo family are it seems willing to give GFZ space and time to achieve their aims .No one cuts the mustard quite like Roman for the order of the boot,but lets not fool ourselves that the Pozzos aren't results based too. Although loyalty in football is as rare as an English flag draped on Sir Alexs' wall,I believe that their is a good measure of it here.As I hope GFZ pushes us to the Prem more chairman will be courting his services,but I trust our owners will convince him to stay or if not bring in a better man. They have been true to their word with the players I am sure they would with the manager, Why am I speculating on a rubbish artical ? must be bored COYH mickallen57

5:47pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lutondown says...

mickallen57 wrote:
I am hoping that GFZ is in it for the long haul as are (I hope ) the Pozzo family.
I agree it is just sloppy paper talk but they have to fill their pages of waffle somehow.
The Pozzo family are it seems willing to give GFZ space and time to achieve their aims .No one cuts the mustard quite like Roman for the order of the boot,but lets not fool ourselves that the Pozzos aren't results based too.

Although loyalty in football is as rare as an English flag draped on Sir Alexs' wall,I believe that their is a good measure of it here.As I hope GFZ pushes us to the Prem more chairman will be courting his services,but I trust our owners will convince him to stay or if not bring in a better man. They have been true to their word with the players I am sure they would with the manager,

Why am I speculating on a rubbish artical ? must be bored COYH
Agreed. Speculation. Roman wants instant success, GFZ has won nothing yet, hope that dismays him enough!
[quote][p][bold]mickallen57[/bold] wrote: I am hoping that GFZ is in it for the long haul as are (I hope ) the Pozzo family. I agree it is just sloppy paper talk but they have to fill their pages of waffle somehow. The Pozzo family are it seems willing to give GFZ space and time to achieve their aims .No one cuts the mustard quite like Roman for the order of the boot,but lets not fool ourselves that the Pozzos aren't results based too. Although loyalty in football is as rare as an English flag draped on Sir Alexs' wall,I believe that their is a good measure of it here.As I hope GFZ pushes us to the Prem more chairman will be courting his services,but I trust our owners will convince him to stay or if not bring in a better man. They have been true to their word with the players I am sure they would with the manager, Why am I speculating on a rubbish artical ? must be bored COYH[/p][/quote]Agreed. Speculation. Roman wants instant success, GFZ has won nothing yet, hope that dismays him enough! lutondown

5:53pm Tue 22 Jan 13

D.unstable says...

Good man, and I believe him unlike a certain Mr Rogers.

GFZ has something to prove here after his West Ham failure (not that this was down to him). He has done nothing yet but is on the brink of greatness.

The Horns are going up and nobody likes us!!!!
Good man, and I believe him unlike a certain Mr Rogers. GFZ has something to prove here after his West Ham failure (not that this was down to him). He has done nothing yet but is on the brink of greatness. The Horns are going up and nobody likes us!!!! D.unstable

5:53pm Tue 22 Jan 13

WessexLad says...

HemelHornet wrote:
Zola has a long history at Chelsea and he has previously said that he would love to manage there one day so i'm sure that if he was offered the job he would take it in an instant. However I really don't think Chelsea would be interested in him yet because he has very limited managerial experience compared to the managers that they have previously appointed. Let us also remember that Di Matio was an assistant that took over temp charge and was given the full time job due to peer pressure from the fans after the Champions League win.
I don't think he would take it now if it were offered, even for more money. He is happy here; we are more than happy with him, and he is learning his trade - and proving more than a few people wrong in the process.

I just hope Vydra takes the same view.
[quote][p][bold]HemelHornet[/bold] wrote: Zola has a long history at Chelsea and he has previously said that he would love to manage there one day so i'm sure that if he was offered the job he would take it in an instant. However I really don't think Chelsea would be interested in him yet because he has very limited managerial experience compared to the managers that they have previously appointed. Let us also remember that Di Matio was an assistant that took over temp charge and was given the full time job due to peer pressure from the fans after the Champions League win.[/p][/quote]I don't think he would take it now if it were offered, even for more money. He is happy here; we are more than happy with him, and he is learning his trade - and proving more than a few people wrong in the process. I just hope Vydra takes the same view. WessexLad

5:55pm Tue 22 Jan 13

akureyri says...

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian wrote:
GianlucaVialli the better italian wrote: I hate to break it to you but a pumpkin is a fruit. You've had a shocker there.
You're no Jamie Oliver, the pumpkin is indeed a vegetable.
Although it is treated like a vegetable the pumpkin, a member of the squash family, is the fruit of the species Cucurbita pepo or Cucurbita mixta. It can refer to a specific variety of the species Cucurbita maxima or Cucurbita moschata, which are all of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitaceae.
[quote][p][bold]DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GianlucaVialli the better italian[/bold] wrote: I hate to break it to you but a pumpkin is a fruit. You've had a shocker there.[/p][/quote]You're no Jamie Oliver, the pumpkin is indeed a vegetable.[/p][/quote]Although it is treated like a vegetable the pumpkin, a member of the squash family, is the fruit of the species Cucurbita pepo or Cucurbita mixta. It can refer to a specific variety of the species Cucurbita maxima or Cucurbita moschata, which are all of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitaceae. akureyri

5:57pm Tue 22 Jan 13

DuffmanWFC says...

I can't see any truth in this article! No way Chelsea would approach Zola at this current time!
This is a cheap shot at our club from the Mirror to disable our chances of promotion!
The problem with Chelsea is they have binned three perfectly good managers in Mourinhio, Ancelotti and DiMatteo and subsequently have run out of options now Pep Guardiola has decided on B Munich!
No one knows what to do at that club and it won't supprise me if Benitez stays as they've ran out of options!
I can't see any truth in this article! No way Chelsea would approach Zola at this current time! This is a cheap shot at our club from the Mirror to disable our chances of promotion! The problem with Chelsea is they have binned three perfectly good managers in Mourinhio, Ancelotti and DiMatteo and subsequently have run out of options now Pep Guardiola has decided on B Munich! No one knows what to do at that club and it won't supprise me if Benitez stays as they've ran out of options! DuffmanWFC

5:57pm Tue 22 Jan 13

akureyri says...

There is only one man for Chelsea, so he thinks, Brendon Rodgers.
There is only one man for Chelsea, so he thinks, Brendon Rodgers. akureyri

5:57pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lutondown says...

D.unstable wrote:
Good man, and I believe him unlike a certain Mr Rogers.

GFZ has something to prove here after his West Ham failure (not that this was down to him). He has done nothing yet but is on the brink of greatness.

The Horns are going up and nobody likes us!!!!
Get them rolling Dusty, this time next year we'll be millionaires
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: Good man, and I believe him unlike a certain Mr Rogers. GFZ has something to prove here after his West Ham failure (not that this was down to him). He has done nothing yet but is on the brink of greatness. The Horns are going up and nobody likes us!!!![/p][/quote]Get them rolling Dusty, this time next year we'll be millionaires lutondown

5:59pm Tue 22 Jan 13

DuffmanWFC says...

For me I'd f'ing love Chelsea to finish fifth and win sod all as that would show that plank Abramovich that his axing ways of decent managers that win things is a mistake!
For me I'd f'ing love Chelsea to finish fifth and win sod all as that would show that plank Abramovich that his axing ways of decent managers that win things is a mistake! DuffmanWFC

6:02pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lutondown says...

DuffmanWFC wrote:
For me I'd f'ing love Chelsea to finish fifth and win sod all as that would show that plank Abramovich that his axing ways of decent managers that win things is a mistake!
No I want them top and happy with Benetiz!
[quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: For me I'd f'ing love Chelsea to finish fifth and win sod all as that would show that plank Abramovich that his axing ways of decent managers that win things is a mistake![/p][/quote]No I want them top and happy with Benetiz! lutondown

6:03pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Poppet Bear says...

RA has been told to Get Stuffed once this year already by the best Manager in the world, lets hope GFZ has some loyalty and would say the same.
RA has been told to Get Stuffed once this year already by the best Manager in the world, lets hope GFZ has some loyalty and would say the same. Poppet Bear

6:04pm Tue 22 Jan 13

DuffmanWFC says...

Why would any decent man want the Chelsea job? His mate DiMateo wins the FA Cup and Champions League and gets treat like ****!
Zola wouldn't touch that job at this current point.... In 5 years maybe, that's if we get promoted and stay in the Prem and maybe win a cup or two!
Then and only then could I see Chelsea knocking in his door! For me Chelsea only have Moyes as an option or Benitez?
Why would any decent man want the Chelsea job? His mate DiMateo wins the FA Cup and Champions League and gets treat like ****! Zola wouldn't touch that job at this current point.... In 5 years maybe, that's if we get promoted and stay in the Prem and maybe win a cup or two! Then and only then could I see Chelsea knocking in his door! For me Chelsea only have Moyes as an option or Benitez? DuffmanWFC

6:06pm Tue 22 Jan 13

DuffmanWFC says...

lutondown says...
6:02pm Tue 22 Jan 13

DuffmanWFC wrote:
For me I'd f'ing love Chelsea to finish fifth and win sod all as that would show that plank Abramovich that his axing ways of decent managers that win things is a mistake!


No I want them top and happy with Benetiz!


Duffman says: yeah maybe your right LD but I don't see that happening!
lutondown says... 6:02pm Tue 22 Jan 13 DuffmanWFC wrote: For me I'd f'ing love Chelsea to finish fifth and win sod all as that would show that plank Abramovich that his axing ways of decent managers that win things is a mistake! No I want them top and happy with Benetiz! Duffman says: yeah maybe your right LD but I don't see that happening! DuffmanWFC

6:07pm Tue 22 Jan 13

mkhornet says...

Oracledave wrote:
Not entirely related but a recent contribution from much underrated 80's poet Pam Ayres ( helps if you think of this in a broad west country accent)

" Dobbin was a happy soul eating grass in his field by the sea
Then the man from Tesco turned up at the gate now he's buy one get one free"
Tesco burgers were withdrawn because of their high Shergar content!
[quote][p][bold]Oracledave[/bold] wrote: Not entirely related but a recent contribution from much underrated 80's poet Pam Ayres ( helps if you think of this in a broad west country accent) " Dobbin was a happy soul eating grass in his field by the sea Then the man from Tesco turned up at the gate now he's buy one get one free"[/p][/quote]Tesco burgers were withdrawn because of their high Shergar content! mkhornet

6:09pm Tue 22 Jan 13

HunsburyHornet says...

....and a final word on the Veggie team....drop Caugette, he's a liability. Bring in Courgette.
....and a final word on the Veggie team....drop Caugette, he's a liability. Bring in Courgette. HunsburyHornet

6:12pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lutondown says...

HunsburyHornet wrote:
....and a final word on the Veggie team....drop Caugette, he's a liability. Bring in Courgette.
No, he's a proper cuecumber!
[quote][p][bold]HunsburyHornet[/bold] wrote: ....and a final word on the Veggie team....drop Caugette, he's a liability. Bring in Courgette.[/p][/quote]No, he's a proper cuecumber! lutondown

6:24pm Tue 22 Jan 13

HunsburyHornet says...

LD you're so hard to peas (whoops).
LD you're so hard to peas (whoops). HunsburyHornet

6:33pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Hampshire hornet says...

Could do with some Scandanavian flair in the team.. Sign up Swede
Could do with some Scandanavian flair in the team.. Sign up Swede Hampshire hornet

6:40pm Tue 22 Jan 13

gloryhornet4 says...

DuffmanWFC wrote:
lutondown says...
6:02pm Tue 22 Jan 13

DuffmanWFC wrote:
For me I'd f'ing love Chelsea to finish fifth and win sod all as that would show that plank Abramovich that his axing ways of decent managers that win things is a mistake!


No I want them top and happy with Benetiz!


Duffman says: yeah maybe your right LD but I don't see that happening!
RA sh1ts money and could not care less how much he spends on comp for loss of office etc.

Hope the cost comes in to the figures for the fair play rules.
[quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: lutondown says... 6:02pm Tue 22 Jan 13 DuffmanWFC wrote: For me I'd f'ing love Chelsea to finish fifth and win sod all as that would show that plank Abramovich that his axing ways of decent managers that win things is a mistake! No I want them top and happy with Benetiz! Duffman says: yeah maybe your right LD but I don't see that happening![/p][/quote]RA sh1ts money and could not care less how much he spends on comp for loss of office etc. Hope the cost comes in to the figures for the fair play rules. gloryhornet4

6:40pm Tue 22 Jan 13

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

Why don't you get in Brocolli, I've heard he's tree-mendous.
Why don't you get in Brocolli, I've heard he's tree-mendous. GianlucaVialli the better italian

6:43pm Tue 22 Jan 13

HunsburyHornet says...

Hampshire hornet wrote:
Could do with some Scandanavian flair in the team.. Sign up Swede
Yeah, that'll make 'em difficult to beet !
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet[/bold] wrote: Could do with some Scandanavian flair in the team.. Sign up Swede[/p][/quote]Yeah, that'll make 'em difficult to beet ! HunsburyHornet

7:02pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Hopemole says...

What a wit you are, Boosey. Thanks for the giggle. On more serious matters: Zola is going nowhere. He has something to prove and was specially chosen by Duxbury, Nani and the Pozzos. He knows that and is a good man. we can expect loyalty from him whatever happens. Not worth discussing!
What a wit you are, Boosey. Thanks for the giggle. On more serious matters: Zola is going nowhere. He has something to prove and was specially chosen by Duxbury, Nani and the Pozzos. He knows that and is a good man. we can expect loyalty from him whatever happens. Not worth discussing! Hopemole

7:32pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Oracledave says...

andyhooked wrote:
Deeney has more horse power than a Tesco burger Oracledave. I consider GFZ to be a man of honour and given the Pozzos contribution he knows where we are going. A Chelsea manager only knows one way. The exit door if you do not win everything in sight and pla the owners my signings.
True, but the temptation of the Prem plus £2M p.a. and big pay off when sacked ???
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: Deeney has more horse power than a Tesco burger Oracledave. I consider GFZ to be a man of honour and given the Pozzos contribution he knows where we are going. A Chelsea manager only knows one way. The exit door if you do not win everything in sight and pla the owners my signings.[/p][/quote]True, but the temptation of the Prem plus £2M p.a. and big pay off when sacked ??? Oracledave

7:35pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Oracledave says...

mkhornet wrote:
Oracledave wrote:
Not entirely related but a recent contribution from much underrated 80's poet Pam Ayres ( helps if you think of this in a broad west country accent)

" Dobbin was a happy soul eating grass in his field by the sea
Then the man from Tesco turned up at the gate now he's buy one get one free"
Tesco burgers were withdrawn because of their high Shergar content!
Yeh, and they also give you the trots apparantly !
[quote][p][bold]mkhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oracledave[/bold] wrote: Not entirely related but a recent contribution from much underrated 80's poet Pam Ayres ( helps if you think of this in a broad west country accent) " Dobbin was a happy soul eating grass in his field by the sea Then the man from Tesco turned up at the gate now he's buy one get one free"[/p][/quote]Tesco burgers were withdrawn because of their high Shergar content![/p][/quote]Yeh, and they also give you the trots apparantly ! Oracledave

7:35pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Oracledave wrote:
andyhooked wrote:
Deeney has more horse power than a Tesco burger Oracledave. I consider GFZ to be a man of honour and given the Pozzos contribution he knows where we are going. A Chelsea manager only knows one way. The exit door if you do not win everything in sight and pla the owners my signings.
True, but the temptation of the Prem plus £2M p.a. and big pay off when sacked ???
Just maybe, it could be that GFZ being a multi millionaire by his own rights, would like to build his legacy at Watford before testing himself higher up. He is I believe a sensitive man, and the trauma of WHU is in the process of being remedied.
Lets give him the benefit of the doubt and support him to the hilt.
[quote][p][bold]Oracledave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: Deeney has more horse power than a Tesco burger Oracledave. I consider GFZ to be a man of honour and given the Pozzos contribution he knows where we are going. A Chelsea manager only knows one way. The exit door if you do not win everything in sight and pla the owners my signings.[/p][/quote]True, but the temptation of the Prem plus £2M p.a. and big pay off when sacked ???[/p][/quote]Just maybe, it could be that GFZ being a multi millionaire by his own rights, would like to build his legacy at Watford before testing himself higher up. He is I believe a sensitive man, and the trauma of WHU is in the process of being remedied. Lets give him the benefit of the doubt and support him to the hilt. lutondown

8:47pm Tue 22 Jan 13

tonyevans22 says...

What's the point in going to chelsea..Zola would win the champions league then be sacked!!!
What's the point in going to chelsea..Zola would win the champions league then be sacked!!! tonyevans22

9:06pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Bush Hornet says...

tonyevans22 wrote:
What's the point in going to chelsea..Zola would win the champions league then be sacked!!!
That's pretty much it Tony. Anyway it looks like Mourinho is gonna make a return there
[quote][p][bold]tonyevans22[/bold] wrote: What's the point in going to chelsea..Zola would win the champions league then be sacked!!![/p][/quote]That's pretty much it Tony. Anyway it looks like Mourinho is gonna make a return there Bush Hornet

9:08pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Bush Hornet says...

D.unstable wrote:
Good man, and I believe him unlike a certain Mr Rogers.

GFZ has something to prove here after his West Ham failure (not that this was down to him). He has done nothing yet but is on the brink of greatness.

The Horns are going up and nobody likes us!!!!
Yes Zola has integrity while Brendan just talked about it
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: Good man, and I believe him unlike a certain Mr Rogers. GFZ has something to prove here after his West Ham failure (not that this was down to him). He has done nothing yet but is on the brink of greatness. The Horns are going up and nobody likes us!!!![/p][/quote]Yes Zola has integrity while Brendan just talked about it Bush Hornet

9:10pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
tonyevans22 wrote:
What's the point in going to chelsea..Zola would win the champions league then be sacked!!!
That's pretty much it Tony. Anyway it looks like Mourinho is gonna make a return there
Hello Bush! I'm still reeling from them slippers mate!
Zola will go one day, but I hope it's to a chairman deserving of his brilliant football brain. But until that day, lets enjoy.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonyevans22[/bold] wrote: What's the point in going to chelsea..Zola would win the champions league then be sacked!!![/p][/quote]That's pretty much it Tony. Anyway it looks like Mourinho is gonna make a return there[/p][/quote]Hello Bush! I'm still reeling from them slippers mate! Zola will go one day, but I hope it's to a chairman deserving of his brilliant football brain. But until that day, lets enjoy. lutondown

9:20pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Travelling Hornet says...

He's building something here. He says he has a point to prove after the West Ham stitch up.
So everybody relax , he's going nowhere until he's taken us as far as he can!
Why does everyone assume that if Chelsea came knocking now he would drop us and join them. Doesn't make sense.
One day perhaps, not now!
He's building something here. He says he has a point to prove after the West Ham stitch up. So everybody relax , he's going nowhere until he's taken us as far as he can! Why does everyone assume that if Chelsea came knocking now he would drop us and join them. Doesn't make sense. One day perhaps, not now! Travelling Hornet

9:23pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Travelling Hornet wrote:
He's building something here. He says he has a point to prove after the West Ham stitch up.
So everybody relax , he's going nowhere until he's taken us as far as he can!
Why does everyone assume that if Chelsea came knocking now he would drop us and join them. Doesn't make sense.
One day perhaps, not now!
We now need a new thread. There's one on our wonder goal, should we not be there?
[quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: He's building something here. He says he has a point to prove after the West Ham stitch up. So everybody relax , he's going nowhere until he's taken us as far as he can! Why does everyone assume that if Chelsea came knocking now he would drop us and join them. Doesn't make sense. One day perhaps, not now![/p][/quote]We now need a new thread. There's one on our wonder goal, should we not be there? lutondown

9:38pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Bush Hornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
tonyevans22 wrote:
What's the point in going to chelsea..Zola would win the champions league then be sacked!!!
That's pretty much it Tony. Anyway it looks like Mourinho is gonna make a return there
Hello Bush! I'm still reeling from them slippers mate!
Zola will go one day, but I hope it's to a chairman deserving of his brilliant football brain. But until that day, lets enjoy.
Been wearing them all evening while reading your book. Half way thru. Some good writing in that.

Yes Zola will go one day but at least he's been bitten before and is hopefully wise to the knee-jerk berks like Abramo. He knows he's got a great job here like GT used to say in the 80s he had one of the best jobs in football.

Anyway I'm bigging up the Mourinho return. I think it's on!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonyevans22[/bold] wrote: What's the point in going to chelsea..Zola would win the champions league then be sacked!!![/p][/quote]That's pretty much it Tony. Anyway it looks like Mourinho is gonna make a return there[/p][/quote]Hello Bush! I'm still reeling from them slippers mate! Zola will go one day, but I hope it's to a chairman deserving of his brilliant football brain. But until that day, lets enjoy.[/p][/quote]Been wearing them all evening while reading your book. Half way thru. Some good writing in that. Yes Zola will go one day but at least he's been bitten before and is hopefully wise to the knee-jerk berks like Abramo. He knows he's got a great job here like GT used to say in the 80s he had one of the best jobs in football. Anyway I'm bigging up the Mourinho return. I think it's on! Bush Hornet

9:48pm Tue 22 Jan 13

KeithMercer says...

Sorry guys to go off subject but just wanted to say a big WELL DONE to Bradford city on a fantastic achievement tonight !!
Who would of thought on that balmy tuesday night in August last year we were going out to the cup finalists/maybe winners. Bet we were the closest to knocking them out as well , 1 nil up with about 2 minutes to go.
Well done Bradford !!
Sorry guys to go off subject but just wanted to say a big WELL DONE to Bradford city on a fantastic achievement tonight !! Who would of thought on that balmy tuesday night in August last year we were going out to the cup finalists/maybe winners. Bet we were the closest to knocking them out as well , 1 nil up with about 2 minutes to go. Well done Bradford !! KeithMercer

10:45pm Tue 22 Jan 13

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

KeithMercer wrote:
Sorry guys to go off subject but just wanted to say a big WELL DONE to Bradford city on a fantastic achievement tonight !!
Who would of thought on that balmy tuesday night in August last year we were going out to the cup finalists/maybe winners. Bet we were the closest to knocking them out as well , 1 nil up with about 2 minutes to go.
Well done Bradford !!
Nice to see Watford old boy Andy Weimann with a goal, I bet that made his night, is probably out for some celebratory drinks right now.
[quote][p][bold]KeithMercer[/bold] wrote: Sorry guys to go off subject but just wanted to say a big WELL DONE to Bradford city on a fantastic achievement tonight !! Who would of thought on that balmy tuesday night in August last year we were going out to the cup finalists/maybe winners. Bet we were the closest to knocking them out as well , 1 nil up with about 2 minutes to go. Well done Bradford !![/p][/quote]Nice to see Watford old boy Andy Weimann with a goal, I bet that made his night, is probably out for some celebratory drinks right now. GianlucaVialli the better italian

9:06am Wed 23 Jan 13

northofwatfordpete says...

If Zola left would you have Dyche back?
If Zola left would you have Dyche back? northofwatfordpete

1:06pm Wed 23 Jan 13

PhilippineOrn says...

Before Zola I did wonder if Kenny Jacket would ever be our manager again. (Assuming GT was still on the board etc)
Before Zola I did wonder if Kenny Jacket would ever be our manager again. (Assuming GT was still on the board etc) PhilippineOrn

1:35pm Wed 23 Jan 13

lutondown says...

northofwatfordpete wrote:
If Zola left would you have Dyche back?
No. Nor would the Pozzos. How could Dyche coach the likes of Abdi, Fessi, Vydra? Lets end this Dyche obsession please.
[quote][p][bold]northofwatfordpete[/bold] wrote: If Zola left would you have Dyche back?[/p][/quote]No. Nor would the Pozzos. How could Dyche coach the likes of Abdi, Fessi, Vydra? Lets end this Dyche obsession please. lutondown

2:03pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Bush Hornet says...

lutondown wrote:
northofwatfordpete wrote:
If Zola left would you have Dyche back?
No. Nor would the Pozzos. How could Dyche coach the likes of Abdi, Fessi, Vydra? Lets end this Dyche obsession please.
Pete, the question should be: If Zola and the Pozzos left, would you have Dyche back in an attempt to hold a sinking ship together? Yeah, ok. But for now those days are behind us
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northofwatfordpete[/bold] wrote: If Zola left would you have Dyche back?[/p][/quote]No. Nor would the Pozzos. How could Dyche coach the likes of Abdi, Fessi, Vydra? Lets end this Dyche obsession please.[/p][/quote]Pete, the question should be: If Zola and the Pozzos left, would you have Dyche back in an attempt to hold a sinking ship together? Yeah, ok. But for now those days are behind us Bush Hornet

2:50pm Wed 23 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
northofwatfordpete wrote:
If Zola left would you have Dyche back?
No. Nor would the Pozzos. How could Dyche coach the likes of Abdi, Fessi, Vydra? Lets end this Dyche obsession please.
Pete, the question should be: If Zola and the Pozzos left, would you have Dyche back in an attempt to hold a sinking ship together? Yeah, ok. But for now those days are behind us
What a nightmare thought.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northofwatfordpete[/bold] wrote: If Zola left would you have Dyche back?[/p][/quote]No. Nor would the Pozzos. How could Dyche coach the likes of Abdi, Fessi, Vydra? Lets end this Dyche obsession please.[/p][/quote]Pete, the question should be: If Zola and the Pozzos left, would you have Dyche back in an attempt to hold a sinking ship together? Yeah, ok. But for now those days are behind us[/p][/quote]What a nightmare thought. lutondown

6:11pm Wed 23 Jan 13

HunsburyHornet says...

So we're all going to Nottm Forest then? It's only 63 miles from where I live so might take the car instead of the train
So we're all going to Nottm Forest then? It's only 63 miles from where I live so might take the car instead of the train HunsburyHornet

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