Watford striker Matej Vydra comes third in 'Czech Talent of the Year' award 2012

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First published in Watford FC News

Watford striker Matej Vydra has come third in the Czech Republic Football Association’s ‘Czech Talent of the Year’ award 2012.

The 20 year-old striker, on-loan from Udinese, finished behind Chelsea’s young defender Tomas Kalas – currently on-loan at Vitesse, and runner-up Martin Pospisil.

Vydra has enjoyed something of a breakthrough in 2012, excelling on-loan at Vicarage Road with 19 goals from 17 league starts for the Hornets and also making his full debut for the senior Czech Republic side against Denmark in August.

The Chotebor-born forward had previously endured a tough start to 2012 as injury whilst on-loan at Belgian club FC Brugge had ruined his time with the club.

Previous winners of the award include Petr Cech, Milan Baros and Tomas Rosicky.

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1:38pm Wed 6 Feb 13

D.unstable says...

I think he would come top of the Watford Talent of the Year Poll!!!

I hope that he is able to play on Friday night, the biggest 6 pointer of the season so far.
I think he would come top of the Watford Talent of the Year Poll!!! I hope that he is able to play on Friday night, the biggest 6 pointer of the season so far. D.unstable
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1:41pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Harry's Bar says...

Don't beleive it, he's rubbish. As slow as a cart horse and couldn't hit a barn door from ten paces. Honestly, don't bother bidding for him in the Summer.
Don't beleive it, he's rubbish. As slow as a cart horse and couldn't hit a barn door from ten paces. Honestly, don't bother bidding for him in the Summer. Harry's Bar
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2:06pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Bush Hornet says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Don't beleive it, he's rubbish. As slow as a cart horse and couldn't hit a barn door from ten paces. Honestly, don't bother bidding for him in the Summer.
agreed. Premiership clubs are better off looking at up and coming talents like the young lad Kevin Phillips on loan at Crystal Palace
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Don't beleive it, he's rubbish. As slow as a cart horse and couldn't hit a barn door from ten paces. Honestly, don't bother bidding for him in the Summer.[/p][/quote]agreed. Premiership clubs are better off looking at up and coming talents like the young lad Kevin Phillips on loan at Crystal Palace Bush Hornet
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2:58pm Wed 6 Feb 13

JonBoy says...

Wouldn't surprise me if he was on the bench on Friday. Greatest talent since Blisset/Barnes
Wouldn't surprise me if he was on the bench on Friday. Greatest talent since Blisset/Barnes JonBoy
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2:59pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Megatrony says...

Vydra for England
Vydra for England Megatrony
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3:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13

JohnnyHornet says...

Megatrony wrote:
Vydra for England
Why would he wish to lower his standards.
[quote][p][bold]Megatrony[/bold] wrote: Vydra for England[/p][/quote]Why would he wish to lower his standards. JohnnyHornet
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3:20pm Wed 6 Feb 13

JohnnyHornet says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Don't beleive it, he's rubbish. As slow as a cart horse and couldn't hit a barn door from ten paces. Honestly, don't bother bidding for him in the Summer.
agreed. Premiership clubs are better off looking at up and coming talents like the young lad Kevin Phillips on loan at Crystal Palace
I think they really need to look at the talented Colin Simpson before they look at this Vydra chappy.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Don't beleive it, he's rubbish. As slow as a cart horse and couldn't hit a barn door from ten paces. Honestly, don't bother bidding for him in the Summer.[/p][/quote]agreed. Premiership clubs are better off looking at up and coming talents like the young lad Kevin Phillips on loan at Crystal Palace[/p][/quote]I think they really need to look at the talented Colin Simpson before they look at this Vydra chappy. JohnnyHornet
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3:28pm Wed 6 Feb 13

AMP4WFC says...

JonBoy wrote:
Wouldn't surprise me if he was on the bench on Friday. Greatest talent since Blisset/Barnes
Spot on JonBoy. He and Deeney are the "Dynamic Duo" and I hope to see them in a Watford jersey for many years to come.
[quote][p][bold]JonBoy[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't surprise me if he was on the bench on Friday. Greatest talent since Blisset/Barnes[/p][/quote]Spot on JonBoy. He and Deeney are the "Dynamic Duo" and I hope to see them in a Watford jersey for many years to come. AMP4WFC
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3:31pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Boosey says...

Come on Pozzos sign up the winner, runner up and Vydra!
Come on Pozzos sign up the winner, runner up and Vydra! Boosey
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3:53pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Bucks:Hornet says...

Zola should look at getting Kalas in for us next season, either on a perm or loan deal. Surely he still has connections at Chelsea?
Zola should look at getting Kalas in for us next season, either on a perm or loan deal. Surely he still has connections at Chelsea? Bucks:Hornet
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4:41pm Wed 6 Feb 13

johnnyc72 says...

D.unstable wrote:
I think he would come top of the Watford Talent of the Year Poll!!!

I hope that he is able to play on Friday night, the biggest 6 pointer of the season so far.
Interesting choice. For all Vydra's goals and ability, my choice would be Abdi for his all-round ability, touch, composure, passes and also fair share of goals.

I am sure we will find out in a few months time who is player of the season.
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: I think he would come top of the Watford Talent of the Year Poll!!! I hope that he is able to play on Friday night, the biggest 6 pointer of the season so far.[/p][/quote]Interesting choice. For all Vydra's goals and ability, my choice would be Abdi for his all-round ability, touch, composure, passes and also fair share of goals. I am sure we will find out in a few months time who is player of the season. johnnyc72
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4:52pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Boosey says...

johnnyc72 wrote:
D.unstable wrote: I think he would come top of the Watford Talent of the Year Poll!!! I hope that he is able to play on Friday night, the biggest 6 pointer of the season so far.
Interesting choice. For all Vydra's goals and ability, my choice would be Abdi for his all-round ability, touch, composure, passes and also fair share of goals. I am sure we will find out in a few months time who is player of the season.
Cassetti will be up there as well.
[quote][p][bold]johnnyc72[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: I think he would come top of the Watford Talent of the Year Poll!!! I hope that he is able to play on Friday night, the biggest 6 pointer of the season so far.[/p][/quote]Interesting choice. For all Vydra's goals and ability, my choice would be Abdi for his all-round ability, touch, composure, passes and also fair share of goals. I am sure we will find out in a few months time who is player of the season.[/p][/quote]Cassetti will be up there as well. Boosey
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5:09pm Wed 6 Feb 13

along for the micah hyde says...

its like saying The Beatles are ther third best band to come out of liverpool
its like saying The Beatles are ther third best band to come out of liverpool along for the micah hyde
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6:24pm Wed 6 Feb 13

D.unstable says...

Seriously I think player of the season will be very interesting this season and could probably go to 6 or 7 candidates.
Seriously I think player of the season will be very interesting this season and could probably go to 6 or 7 candidates. D.unstable
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7:30pm Wed 6 Feb 13

gloryhornet4 says...

along for the micah hyde wrote:
its like saying The Beatles are ther third best band to come out of liverpool
When did they last have a hit!
[quote][p][bold]along for the micah hyde[/bold] wrote: its like saying The Beatles are ther third best band to come out of liverpool[/p][/quote]When did they last have a hit! gloryhornet4
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8:27pm Wed 6 Feb 13

eastendhornet says...

Played 56 mins tonight. should be fine for Friday Franco.
Played 56 mins tonight. should be fine for Friday Franco. eastendhornet
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11:14pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bonserout says...

I am sure the Pozzo's know exactly what they're doing when it comes to all the loan players. At present they are all probably on reasonable wages as they were only second string players in Italy. As soon as they sign for Watford the player's agents will naturally want to get more money for their player, so whilst the pozzo's call the shots as to which team they play for there is no commercial sense in changing things, although it would shut up Steve Claridge !!
I am sure the Pozzo's know exactly what they're doing when it comes to all the loan players. At present they are all probably on reasonable wages as they were only second string players in Italy. As soon as they sign for Watford the player's agents will naturally want to get more money for their player, so whilst the pozzo's call the shots as to which team they play for there is no commercial sense in changing things, although it would shut up Steve Claridge !! bonserout
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12:10am Thu 7 Feb 13

mimiperena says...

Its not so bad as thats just added another couple of million to his net worth should we not acheive promotion this season. Just trying to work out how much this team is worth if all players were sold its got to be 25 million + How lucky we are TU Pozzo's
Its not so bad as thats just added another couple of million to his net worth should we not acheive promotion this season. Just trying to work out how much this team is worth if all players were sold its got to be 25 million + How lucky we are TU Pozzo's mimiperena
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7:46am Thu 7 Feb 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

He and Abdi will both be gone in the summer if we don't go up......so no silly team selections on friday, GZ !!
He and Abdi will both be gone in the summer if we don't go up......so no silly team selections on friday, GZ !! Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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9:37am Thu 7 Feb 13

londomollari says...

bonserout wrote:
I am sure the Pozzo's know exactly what they're doing when it comes to all the loan players. At present they are all probably on reasonable wages as they were only second string players in Italy. As soon as they sign for Watford the player's agents will naturally want to get more money for their player, so whilst the pozzo's call the shots as to which team they play for there is no commercial sense in changing things, although it would shut up Steve Claridge !!
Probably as good a reason for the players not being signed permanently (yet) as any.
[quote][p][bold]bonserout[/bold] wrote: I am sure the Pozzo's know exactly what they're doing when it comes to all the loan players. At present they are all probably on reasonable wages as they were only second string players in Italy. As soon as they sign for Watford the player's agents will naturally want to get more money for their player, so whilst the pozzo's call the shots as to which team they play for there is no commercial sense in changing things, although it would shut up Steve Claridge !![/p][/quote]Probably as good a reason for the players not being signed permanently (yet) as any. londomollari
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9:52am Thu 7 Feb 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

bonserout wrote:
I am sure the Pozzo's know exactly what they're doing when it comes to all the loan players. At present they are all probably on reasonable wages as they were only second string players in Italy. As soon as they sign for Watford the player's agents will naturally want to get more money for their player, so whilst the pozzo's call the shots as to which team they play for there is no commercial sense in changing things, although it would shut up Steve Claridge !!
no commercial sense if the contract length stayed the same and pay increased, but lots of commercial sense if the contract length was extended !
[quote][p][bold]bonserout[/bold] wrote: I am sure the Pozzo's know exactly what they're doing when it comes to all the loan players. At present they are all probably on reasonable wages as they were only second string players in Italy. As soon as they sign for Watford the player's agents will naturally want to get more money for their player, so whilst the pozzo's call the shots as to which team they play for there is no commercial sense in changing things, although it would shut up Steve Claridge !![/p][/quote]no commercial sense if the contract length stayed the same and pay increased, but lots of commercial sense if the contract length was extended ! Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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8:33am Fri 8 Feb 13

inayellowshirt says...

If Vydra is third best... can we sign the other two above him then??
If Vydra is third best... can we sign the other two above him then?? inayellowshirt
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