Joel Ekstrand throws support behind Watford boss Gianfranco Zola, insisting the Italian is the only man for the job

Watford Observer: Watford centre-half Joel Ekstrand. Picture: Action Images. Watford centre-half Joel Ekstrand. Picture: Action Images.

Joel Ekstrand has thrown his full support behind Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola, insisting the Italian is the best manager he has ever worked with and that “there is no other man to lead this team”.

Zola’s position came under scrutiny after the Hornets suffered their fourth consecutive home defeat last weekend against Yeovil Town and despite a morale-boosting draw at third-placed Burnley on Tuesday night, doubts still fester among some Watford supporters.

After the match at Turf Moor, Ekstrand was asked whether Zola was the right man to lead the club out of its recent slump and his response was unwavering.

“I don’t think he is the right man, I know he is the right man,” said the centre-half, who is in his second season under Zola.

“There is no other man to lead this team, I have full confidence in him, he's the best manager I’ve ever had in my career so far.

“All the players feel the same way as well, 100 per cent. Everyone believes he’s the guy that should lead us and in the next game we should play for him.”

The goalless draw against Burnley means the Hornets are seven games without a win in the league and seven points off the final play-off spot.

The club have brought in a total of 13 new players this season – not including last season’s loan signings which were made permanent.

Only five of those 13 arrived with previous experience of playing in the Championship and questions have been asked about the team’s stomach for the fight.

Ekstrand insists however he has no doubts about the players’ commitment to the club or their determination to succeed this season.

“I have never had any doubts about this team’s heart or determination, none at all,” he said.

“I know all the English players who are here and I know all the players who have come in from Italy and abroad – and we are all playing with our hearts.

“As someone who has come from abroad myself, I am playing with all my heart for Watford, I’m not taking anything for granted.

“Just because we had a good season last year doesn’t mean we don’t want to do that again. But all teams can struggle and we have been struggling.”

He continued: “Obviously when you take a lot of players from different countries it can take a bit of time to get used to the football.

“English football is very special in many ways but the players have the club very much at heart and they have the desire to play well for Watford – I have no doubt at all about that.”

The majority of Watford’s new signings are players in the early stages of their career looking to prove themselves at senior level.

The Hornets’ top goal scorer last season, Matej Vydra, earned himself a move to the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion in the summer and Nathaniel Chalobah also enjoyed a stellar campaign at Vicarage Road, boosting his already glowing reputation at Chelsea.

Ekstrand however insists the players have to understand the team always comes first.

“We have to work together and play for each other and I think you can see tonight’s performance [against Burnley] was a good step in the right direction,” the 24-year-old said.

“It’s not just about doing the defensive side of the game, I think it’s about playing it simple, knowing that the team and the club comes before anything else.

“We have to play for our own manager and play for the club because before you want to show what you can do as an individual, you have to play for the team.

“If you play for the team and you play well as a team, all the individuals will play better as well.”

Tomorrow (Saturday), Watford travel to Leeds United who have won their last five league matches at home, scoring 12 goals in the process.

The Hornets start the match seven points behind their opponents but Ekstrand believes his teammates can build on the performance at Burnley and quickly climb the table.

“We were really solid all over against Burnley and with a little bit of luck we could have won that game as well,” he said.

“I think we have a good squad, we just have some small things we have to put right.

“Tuesday night was a good step in the right direction. A couple of games ago we were right in the play-off places and if you get a couple of wins, you never know and then anything can happen.”

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10:36am Fri 6 Dec 13

Bigads123 says...

As if he is going to say no
As if he is going to say no Bigads123
  • Score: -38

10:38am Fri 6 Dec 13

Smudger Jnr says...

Here, here! If we got rid of Zola at this point, THEN we would be the epitome of everything that is wrong with football. Can't say i have been agreeing with all of Zola's tactical plans recently myself, but there no need to become one of THOSE clubs
Here, here! If we got rid of Zola at this point, THEN we would be the epitome of everything that is wrong with football. Can't say i have been agreeing with all of Zola's tactical plans recently myself, but there no need to become one of THOSE clubs Smudger Jnr
  • Score: 66

10:42am Fri 6 Dec 13

watford1881 says...

For me Zola should stay.. He is out of contact with us at the end of the season.. Maybe he'll want to leave himself come then.. If anyone should go it should be Nani.. The players he has brought in have not been up for a fight.. Zola needs to install this.. I think he will...
For me Zola should stay.. He is out of contact with us at the end of the season.. Maybe he'll want to leave himself come then.. If anyone should go it should be Nani.. The players he has brought in have not been up for a fight.. Zola needs to install this.. I think he will... watford1881
  • Score: -15

10:46am Fri 6 Dec 13

demerit says...

Proves they're talking about it though....
Proves they're talking about it though.... demerit
  • Score: -26

10:53am Fri 6 Dec 13

watford1881 says...

Of course the players signed from last season have no excuse.. We need fight, grit & determination now... COYH... Shame there is no coach seats left.. I wanted to go but there U go.. I tried to get one Wednesday.. iPlayer for me then....
Of course the players signed from last season have no excuse.. We need fight, grit & determination now... COYH... Shame there is no coach seats left.. I wanted to go but there U go.. I tried to get one Wednesday.. iPlayer for me then.... watford1881
  • Score: -4

11:14am Fri 6 Dec 13

peter10531089 says...

Nani is also responsbile for the players that were bought in last year. I think we have to accept (or at least be a bit more accepting) that the model we are using is going to be a bit like a tombola in htat we are not (and I include Nani in this) fully in charge of who we get in from the Pozzo pool of players.

Last year in Vydra we had a player who ran in behind the opposition defensive line so Chalobah or Abdi could make that pass. this year we don't so the bright sparks having a go at McEachren and especially Thorne for not hitting defence splitting passes have to realise that Abdi wouldnt be able to pass in behind the defence if no one is running in behind the defence. The effect of this last season was that defensive lines dropped 10 to 15 yeards when we had the ball giving us more space to operate in midfield and thus we were able to keep the ball better.

My final point (and I hope that Zola's changes on Tuesday indicate that we are doing this) is that each player, in whatever decision has to ensure that they prioristize their position first and foremost. What I mean is if you are a defender then your priority is to ensure that the defensive element of your game is operating before taking on additional elements (i.e stop thinking your a midfielder and do things easy - dont let the ball bounce in defensive situations - Joel!), Fessi and Fabbrini - if deployed as forwards - stop thinking you are midfielders and stretch the play by maintaining your position and support Deeney.

I'm not saying that positions should not interchange and be fluid but when things are not going well get the basics right, do your job and do the basics well. That, I hope is what Zola is trying to do - if he comes through this then at the end of the season we would have a manager who has learnt a great deal and I would love to see Zola do enough this season to warrant a new contract.

Ok I have prattled on too much - better do some work
COYH
Nani is also responsbile for the players that were bought in last year. I think we have to accept (or at least be a bit more accepting) that the model we are using is going to be a bit like a tombola in htat we are not (and I include Nani in this) fully in charge of who we get in from the Pozzo pool of players. Last year in Vydra we had a player who ran in behind the opposition defensive line so Chalobah or Abdi could make that pass. this year we don't so the bright sparks having a go at McEachren and especially Thorne for not hitting defence splitting passes have to realise that Abdi wouldnt be able to pass in behind the defence if no one is running in behind the defence. The effect of this last season was that defensive lines dropped 10 to 15 yeards when we had the ball giving us more space to operate in midfield and thus we were able to keep the ball better. My final point (and I hope that Zola's changes on Tuesday indicate that we are doing this) is that each player, in whatever decision has to ensure that they prioristize their position first and foremost. What I mean is if you are a defender then your priority is to ensure that the defensive element of your game is operating before taking on additional elements (i.e stop thinking your a midfielder and do things easy - dont let the ball bounce in defensive situations - Joel!), Fessi and Fabbrini - if deployed as forwards - stop thinking you are midfielders and stretch the play by maintaining your position and support Deeney. I'm not saying that positions should not interchange and be fluid but when things are not going well get the basics right, do your job and do the basics well. That, I hope is what Zola is trying to do - if he comes through this then at the end of the season we would have a manager who has learnt a great deal and I would love to see Zola do enough this season to warrant a new contract. Ok I have prattled on too much - better do some work COYH peter10531089
  • Score: 44

12:24pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Denzil D says...

peter10531089 wrote:
Nani is also responsbile for the players that were bought in last year. I think we have to accept (or at least be a bit more accepting) that the model we are using is going to be a bit like a tombola in htat we are not (and I include Nani in this) fully in charge of who we get in from the Pozzo pool of players. Last year in Vydra we had a player who ran in behind the opposition defensive line so Chalobah or Abdi could make that pass. this year we don't so the bright sparks having a go at McEachren and especially Thorne for not hitting defence splitting passes have to realise that Abdi wouldnt be able to pass in behind the defence if no one is running in behind the defence. The effect of this last season was that defensive lines dropped 10 to 15 yeards when we had the ball giving us more space to operate in midfield and thus we were able to keep the ball better. My final point (and I hope that Zola's changes on Tuesday indicate that we are doing this) is that each player, in whatever decision has to ensure that they prioristize their position first and foremost. What I mean is if you are a defender then your priority is to ensure that the defensive element of your game is operating before taking on additional elements (i.e stop thinking your a midfielder and do things easy - dont let the ball bounce in defensive situations - Joel!), Fessi and Fabbrini - if deployed as forwards - stop thinking you are midfielders and stretch the play by maintaining your position and support Deeney. I'm not saying that positions should not interchange and be fluid but when things are not going well get the basics right, do your job and do the basics well. That, I hope is what Zola is trying to do - if he comes through this then at the end of the season we would have a manager who has learnt a great deal and I would love to see Zola do enough this season to warrant a new contract. Ok I have prattled on too much - better do some work COYH
Fabbrini dropping deep into our half on Saturday and then trying to beat their winger on the inside perfectly illustrates your point regarding positioning (he might of got away with it if some joker hadn't removed his studs before he came on!)

Can't help feeling after last year's relative success, the Pozzos thought promotion could be achieved playing an open passing game but without significant investment in proven top-Championship players.
I understand they want us to play attractive football to showcase talent but they will be learning that (short of sending us Udinese's finest) a more pragmatic and defensive approach is needed to get out of this league.
Hopefully Zola can now implement this and, with more luck on the injury front, will have enough quality players to turn our season around...he should be given the chance.
[quote][p][bold]peter10531089[/bold] wrote: Nani is also responsbile for the players that were bought in last year. I think we have to accept (or at least be a bit more accepting) that the model we are using is going to be a bit like a tombola in htat we are not (and I include Nani in this) fully in charge of who we get in from the Pozzo pool of players. Last year in Vydra we had a player who ran in behind the opposition defensive line so Chalobah or Abdi could make that pass. this year we don't so the bright sparks having a go at McEachren and especially Thorne for not hitting defence splitting passes have to realise that Abdi wouldnt be able to pass in behind the defence if no one is running in behind the defence. The effect of this last season was that defensive lines dropped 10 to 15 yeards when we had the ball giving us more space to operate in midfield and thus we were able to keep the ball better. My final point (and I hope that Zola's changes on Tuesday indicate that we are doing this) is that each player, in whatever decision has to ensure that they prioristize their position first and foremost. What I mean is if you are a defender then your priority is to ensure that the defensive element of your game is operating before taking on additional elements (i.e stop thinking your a midfielder and do things easy - dont let the ball bounce in defensive situations - Joel!), Fessi and Fabbrini - if deployed as forwards - stop thinking you are midfielders and stretch the play by maintaining your position and support Deeney. I'm not saying that positions should not interchange and be fluid but when things are not going well get the basics right, do your job and do the basics well. That, I hope is what Zola is trying to do - if he comes through this then at the end of the season we would have a manager who has learnt a great deal and I would love to see Zola do enough this season to warrant a new contract. Ok I have prattled on too much - better do some work COYH[/p][/quote]Fabbrini dropping deep into our half on Saturday and then trying to beat their winger on the inside perfectly illustrates your point regarding positioning (he might of got away with it if some joker hadn't removed his studs before he came on!) Can't help feeling after last year's relative success, the Pozzos thought promotion could be achieved playing an open passing game but without significant investment in proven top-Championship players. I understand they want us to play attractive football to showcase talent but they will be learning that (short of sending us Udinese's finest) a more pragmatic and defensive approach is needed to get out of this league. Hopefully Zola can now implement this and, with more luck on the injury front, will have enough quality players to turn our season around...he should be given the chance. Denzil D
  • Score: 18

12:30pm Fri 6 Dec 13

MainStandShambles says...

As an aside to the mention of Vydra, a 'late in the day' invitation to join my brother-in -law at The Hawthorns on Wednesday evening gave me the chance to see Vydra get 20 minutes of action on the pitch.

Until he came on Man City controlled the game with Albion showing far too much respect and seeming very reluctant in the main to put pressure on the man with the ball which would have made City up the tempo.

With Berahino staying on the introduction of Anichebe and Vydra meant Albion played three VERY lively players up front thus putting the previously unflustered defenders under a long spell of pressure which yielded two goals and a City team who seemed pleased to hear the final whistle. A real turnaround.

Vydra was brilliant, finding space, making darting runs and happy to receive the ball under pressure. He had a hand in both Albion goals and really woke the crowd up, well the ones who stayed to the end anyway.

I couldn't believe how many home fans left when City's penalty went in with 15+ minutes left to play and as we know at Vicarage Road it's always the away fans that make the bulk of the noise, as indeed we do when we travel away.

All i can say is that Vydra will be an even better player if he comes back to us in the future. Let's hope he does anyway!
As an aside to the mention of Vydra, a 'late in the day' invitation to join my brother-in -law at The Hawthorns on Wednesday evening gave me the chance to see Vydra get 20 minutes of action on the pitch. Until he came on Man City controlled the game with Albion showing far too much respect and seeming very reluctant in the main to put pressure on the man with the ball which would have made City up the tempo. With Berahino staying on the introduction of Anichebe and Vydra meant Albion played three VERY lively players up front thus putting the previously unflustered defenders under a long spell of pressure which yielded two goals and a City team who seemed pleased to hear the final whistle. A real turnaround. Vydra was brilliant, finding space, making darting runs and happy to receive the ball under pressure. He had a hand in both Albion goals and really woke the crowd up, well the ones who stayed to the end anyway. I couldn't believe how many home fans left when City's penalty went in with 15+ minutes left to play and as we know at Vicarage Road it's always the away fans that make the bulk of the noise, as indeed we do when we travel away. All i can say is that Vydra will be an even better player if he comes back to us in the future. Let's hope he does anyway! MainStandShambles
  • Score: 12

1:02pm Fri 6 Dec 13

peter10531089 says...

MainStandShambles wrote:
As an aside to the mention of Vydra, a 'late in the day' invitation to join my brother-in -law at The Hawthorns on Wednesday evening gave me the chance to see Vydra get 20 minutes of action on the pitch.

Until he came on Man City controlled the game with Albion showing far too much respect and seeming very reluctant in the main to put pressure on the man with the ball which would have made City up the tempo.

With Berahino staying on the introduction of Anichebe and Vydra meant Albion played three VERY lively players up front thus putting the previously unflustered defenders under a long spell of pressure which yielded two goals and a City team who seemed pleased to hear the final whistle. A real turnaround.

Vydra was brilliant, finding space, making darting runs and happy to receive the ball under pressure. He had a hand in both Albion goals and really woke the crowd up, well the ones who stayed to the end anyway.

I couldn't believe how many home fans left when City's penalty went in with 15+ minutes left to play and as we know at Vicarage Road it's always the away fans that make the bulk of the noise, as indeed we do when we travel away.

All i can say is that Vydra will be an even better player if he comes back to us in the future. Let's hope he does anyway!
I saw the highlights on Match of the Day and he did look a threat and offered West Brom what we have been missing. However I dont see him coming back anytime and my point earlier isnt necessarilly about Vydra just the threat that pace and a willingness to make runs in behind and or to be direct/selfish in the final third would provide us - Marlon King was a very different player to Vydra but had that directness about him (and not just in Night Clubs!).

Before anyone asks who we might go for who offer us that pace and willingness to run in behind - I would suggested Nakhi Wells at Bradford (or Luis Suarez but then my medication kicked in). I dont know enough about the stable of players that the Pozzos have available to them to know if they have any pacy young strikers that they might provide us in January but it would certainly make Zola's job easier
[quote][p][bold]MainStandShambles[/bold] wrote: As an aside to the mention of Vydra, a 'late in the day' invitation to join my brother-in -law at The Hawthorns on Wednesday evening gave me the chance to see Vydra get 20 minutes of action on the pitch. Until he came on Man City controlled the game with Albion showing far too much respect and seeming very reluctant in the main to put pressure on the man with the ball which would have made City up the tempo. With Berahino staying on the introduction of Anichebe and Vydra meant Albion played three VERY lively players up front thus putting the previously unflustered defenders under a long spell of pressure which yielded two goals and a City team who seemed pleased to hear the final whistle. A real turnaround. Vydra was brilliant, finding space, making darting runs and happy to receive the ball under pressure. He had a hand in both Albion goals and really woke the crowd up, well the ones who stayed to the end anyway. I couldn't believe how many home fans left when City's penalty went in with 15+ minutes left to play and as we know at Vicarage Road it's always the away fans that make the bulk of the noise, as indeed we do when we travel away. All i can say is that Vydra will be an even better player if he comes back to us in the future. Let's hope he does anyway![/p][/quote]I saw the highlights on Match of the Day and he did look a threat and offered West Brom what we have been missing. However I dont see him coming back anytime and my point earlier isnt necessarilly about Vydra just the threat that pace and a willingness to make runs in behind and or to be direct/selfish in the final third would provide us - Marlon King was a very different player to Vydra but had that directness about him (and not just in Night Clubs!). Before anyone asks who we might go for who offer us that pace and willingness to run in behind - I would suggested Nakhi Wells at Bradford (or Luis Suarez but then my medication kicked in). I dont know enough about the stable of players that the Pozzos have available to them to know if they have any pacy young strikers that they might provide us in January but it would certainly make Zola's job easier peter10531089
  • Score: 12

1:10pm Fri 6 Dec 13

peter10531089 says...

Or Wilson and Clark from Coventry City - A Cov supporting friend of mine has been banging on about the two of them for weeks now but I havent actually seen them but their stats are very good
Or Wilson and Clark from Coventry City - A Cov supporting friend of mine has been banging on about the two of them for weeks now but I havent actually seen them but their stats are very good peter10531089
  • Score: 0

1:15pm Fri 6 Dec 13

lockerbiehornet says...

And I think most of us, apart from a few dinlows on here who've forgotten where we were a few years ago, wouldn't want anyone else to lead the team. If we had run from Jan to April similar to the one we had last Nov-Feb I think we'd be up there banging on the door of automatic
And I think most of us, apart from a few dinlows on here who've forgotten where we were a few years ago, wouldn't want anyone else to lead the team. If we had run from Jan to April similar to the one we had last Nov-Feb I think we'd be up there banging on the door of automatic lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 16

3:32pm Fri 6 Dec 13

andyrankin says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
And I think most of us, apart from a few dinlows on here who've forgotten where we were a few years ago, wouldn't want anyone else to lead the team. If we had run from Jan to April similar to the one we had last Nov-Feb I think we'd be up there banging on the door of automatic
I haven't forgotten where we have been. Supporting since 1973, so I can safely say I have seen the good and the bad days.
I would like to point out that our position as a club is superb, and the Pozzos have saved us from extension and given us a bright future to look forward to. For that I am very very grateful.
BUT why are you crediting all the good things with Zola? He has not paid our debts, or is not building a new stand. He is not responsible for a fantastic squad we currently have. Zola is managing a fantastic squad of talent and should be judged by results.
I personally think Zola will not be able to turn this around, but don't take this as me not being grateful for the Pozzos or that I don't support my club.

The Pozzos will take us to the premiership, I am confident in that. With or without Zola.
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: And I think most of us, apart from a few dinlows on here who've forgotten where we were a few years ago, wouldn't want anyone else to lead the team. If we had run from Jan to April similar to the one we had last Nov-Feb I think we'd be up there banging on the door of automatic[/p][/quote]I haven't forgotten where we have been. Supporting since 1973, so I can safely say I have seen the good and the bad days. I would like to point out that our position as a club is superb, and the Pozzos have saved us from extension and given us a bright future to look forward to. For that I am very very grateful. BUT why are you crediting all the good things with Zola? He has not paid our debts, or is not building a new stand. He is not responsible for a fantastic squad we currently have. Zola is managing a fantastic squad of talent and should be judged by results. I personally think Zola will not be able to turn this around, but don't take this as me not being grateful for the Pozzos or that I don't support my club. The Pozzos will take us to the premiership, I am confident in that. With or without Zola. andyrankin
  • Score: 0

8:20pm Fri 6 Dec 13

the jesterwestport says...

gotta to laugh when you here "these are the players gz was given" id imagine every championship manager asks for van persie and ends up with van morrision, so getting rid of nani quotes is quit daft imo 2 players who never worked last season were neuton and mbia(think thats how u spell them) they are both back in laliga this season not below with bradford/preston etc our model is the envy of every champ club if not half the prem clubs still believe we will be in top 4 come end of season, this is a blip like every team has 2 months ago leeds fans were callin 4 mcdermots bald head look at them now. adkins at reading they were fed up with pearson at leicester look at them now! weve all seen what 4wins/losses do in this league, we will be there! have a tonne on wfc at 19/10 to beat the dirtys tomorrow.... havent won in 2 months and yet bookies have us at less than 2/1 to beat a form team.... ah hello!!! yellow army!
gotta to laugh when you here "these are the players gz was given" id imagine every championship manager asks for van persie and ends up with van morrision, so getting rid of nani quotes is quit daft imo 2 players who never worked last season were neuton and mbia(think thats how u spell them) they are both back in laliga this season not below with bradford/preston etc our model is the envy of every champ club if not half the prem clubs still believe we will be in top 4 come end of season, this is a blip like every team has 2 months ago leeds fans were callin 4 mcdermots bald head look at them now. adkins at reading they were fed up with pearson at leicester look at them now! weve all seen what 4wins/losses do in this league, we will be there! have a tonne on wfc at 19/10 to beat the dirtys tomorrow.... havent won in 2 months and yet bookies have us at less than 2/1 to beat a form team.... ah hello!!! yellow army! the jesterwestport
  • Score: 0

8:47pm Fri 6 Dec 13

onion8837 says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
And I think most of us, apart from a few dinlows on here who've forgotten where we were a few years ago, wouldn't want anyone else to lead the team. If we had run from Jan to April similar to the one we had last Nov-Feb I think we'd be up there banging on the door of automatic
that word "if" again
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: And I think most of us, apart from a few dinlows on here who've forgotten where we were a few years ago, wouldn't want anyone else to lead the team. If we had run from Jan to April similar to the one we had last Nov-Feb I think we'd be up there banging on the door of automatic[/p][/quote]that word "if" again onion8837
  • Score: -2

11:41pm Fri 6 Dec 13

matey_from_brighton says...

onion8837 wrote:
lockerbiehornet wrote:
And I think most of us, apart from a few dinlows on here who've forgotten where we were a few years ago, wouldn't want anyone else to lead the team. If we had run from Jan to April similar to the one we had last Nov-Feb I think we'd be up there banging on the door of automatic
that word "if" again
good use of dinlow though.
[quote][p][bold]onion8837[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: And I think most of us, apart from a few dinlows on here who've forgotten where we were a few years ago, wouldn't want anyone else to lead the team. If we had run from Jan to April similar to the one we had last Nov-Feb I think we'd be up there banging on the door of automatic[/p][/quote]that word "if" again[/p][/quote]good use of dinlow though. matey_from_brighton
  • Score: 3

5:43am Sat 7 Dec 13

rogeruk says...

No win in the last 7 games - is there another team in the Premier League and Championship with form as bad as this?

Of course Angella rates Zola he is one cushy guy to work for. Zola cares only about how everybody likes him and his image as " The good guy" which the majority of sheeple on here have fallen for 'hook line and sinker'! That other guy Sir Alex whose record was'nt t that bad was also incredibly popular with his players he would never shout at his dear little players, they loved him for his gentleness are caring!

Just to get another point of view, I listened for a while to the Burnley commentary on the game, comments at the end of the first half were; Watford are a very poor team - a shadow of what they were last season"!

Don't shoot the messenger! Although, I do appreciate many of you struggle with reality.

Now all you sheeple on this site before you all jump off the cliff with your hero Zola, make sure you vote I want at least 50 minus votes! Just one proviso all people voting need at least two brain cells so that exludes you onion 8837.
No win in the last 7 games - is there another team in the Premier League and Championship with form as bad as this? Of course Angella rates Zola he is one cushy guy to work for. Zola cares only about how everybody likes him and his image as " The good guy" which the majority of sheeple on here have fallen for 'hook line and sinker'! That other guy Sir Alex whose record was'nt t that bad was also incredibly popular with his players he would never shout at his dear little players, they loved him for his gentleness are caring! Just to get another point of view, I listened for a while to the Burnley commentary on the game, comments at the end of the first half were; Watford are a very poor team - a shadow of what they were last season"! Don't shoot the messenger! Although, I do appreciate many of you struggle with reality. Now all you sheeple on this site before you all jump off the cliff with your hero Zola, make sure you vote I want at least 50 minus votes! Just one proviso all people voting need at least two brain cells so that exludes you onion 8837. rogeruk
  • Score: 1

10:10am Sat 7 Dec 13

Bush Hornet says...

Roger, the article is about Ekstrand not Angella. You have lost it mate and your opinion has become less and less relevant to people on this site. Your bitterness has overtaken you. It's a shame.
Roger, the article is about Ekstrand not Angella. You have lost it mate and your opinion has become less and less relevant to people on this site. Your bitterness has overtaken you. It's a shame. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 10

2:03pm Sat 7 Dec 13

lockerbiehornet says...

onion8837 wrote:
lockerbiehornet wrote:
And I think most of us, apart from a few dinlows on here who've forgotten where we were a few years ago, wouldn't want anyone else to lead the team. If we had run from Jan to April similar to the one we had last Nov-Feb I think we'd be up there banging on the door of automatic
that word "if" again
What you mean as in 'if only you'd be positive for once'?
[quote][p][bold]onion8837[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: And I think most of us, apart from a few dinlows on here who've forgotten where we were a few years ago, wouldn't want anyone else to lead the team. If we had run from Jan to April similar to the one we had last Nov-Feb I think we'd be up there banging on the door of automatic[/p][/quote]that word "if" again[/p][/quote]What you mean as in 'if only you'd be positive for once'? lockerbiehornet
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2:44pm Sat 7 Dec 13

rogeruk says...

rogeruk wrote:
No win in the last 7 games - is there another team in the Premier League and Championship with form as bad as this?

Of course Angella rates Zola he is one cushy guy to work for. Zola cares only about how everybody likes him and his image as " The good guy" which the majority of sheeple on here have fallen for 'hook line and sinker'! That other guy Sir Alex whose record was'nt t that bad was also incredibly popular with his players he would never shout at his dear little players, they loved him for his gentleness are caring!

Just to get another point of view, I listened for a while to the Burnley commentary on the game, comments at the end of the first half were; Watford are a very poor team - a shadow of what they were last season"!

Don't shoot the messenger! Although, I do appreciate many of you struggle with reality.

Now all you sheeple on this site before you all jump off the cliff with your hero Zola, make sure you vote I want at least 50 minus votes! Just one proviso all people voting need at least two brain cells so that exludes you onion 8837.
Where’s my -50? Of course it was Cassetti not Angella who wrote the article, Whoops lost it again! Just checking if any of you were awake at 5 am in the morning after an 18 hour business working day.

You know some of you could start to earn a little self-respect if you had the cojones to respond to postings with facts as a counter argument based on intellect!

Sheeple find safety in numbers, colluding together by phone, text and email to gang up on anybody who won't sign on to your sheeple mentality!

I personally don't care but I do feel for other posters who have genuine concerns and are ganged up on by the sheeple flock. It's called bullying, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
[quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: No win in the last 7 games - is there another team in the Premier League and Championship with form as bad as this? Of course Angella rates Zola he is one cushy guy to work for. Zola cares only about how everybody likes him and his image as " The good guy" which the majority of sheeple on here have fallen for 'hook line and sinker'! That other guy Sir Alex whose record was'nt t that bad was also incredibly popular with his players he would never shout at his dear little players, they loved him for his gentleness are caring! Just to get another point of view, I listened for a while to the Burnley commentary on the game, comments at the end of the first half were; Watford are a very poor team - a shadow of what they were last season"! Don't shoot the messenger! Although, I do appreciate many of you struggle with reality. Now all you sheeple on this site before you all jump off the cliff with your hero Zola, make sure you vote I want at least 50 minus votes! Just one proviso all people voting need at least two brain cells so that exludes you onion 8837.[/p][/quote]Where’s my -50? Of course it was Cassetti not Angella who wrote the article, Whoops lost it again! Just checking if any of you were awake at 5 am in the morning after an 18 hour business working day. You know some of you could start to earn a little self-respect if you had the cojones to respond to postings with facts as a counter argument based on intellect! Sheeple find safety in numbers, colluding together by phone, text and email to gang up on anybody who won't sign on to your sheeple mentality! I personally don't care but I do feel for other posters who have genuine concerns and are ganged up on by the sheeple flock. It's called bullying, you should be ashamed of yourselves. rogeruk
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3:21pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Bush Hornet says...

Roger, people are not bullies but they may have voted because they're fed up with your drivel. You have insulted everyone's intelligence and called people 'sheeple' (WTF) for not agreeing with you. Do not insult with the accusation of bullying when in fact you are self-harming by deliberately making yourself unpopular. Support the team and stop being so egotystical. (Presume you want a Leeds win today to justify yourself). End of. I don't want to answer your posts again.
Roger, people are not bullies but they may have voted because they're fed up with your drivel. You have insulted everyone's intelligence and called people 'sheeple' (WTF) for not agreeing with you. Do not insult with the accusation of bullying when in fact you are self-harming by deliberately making yourself unpopular. Support the team and stop being so egotystical. (Presume you want a Leeds win today to justify yourself). End of. I don't want to answer your posts again. Bush Hornet
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6:26pm Sat 7 Dec 13

rogeruk says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Roger, people are not bullies but they may have voted because they're fed up with your drivel. You have insulted everyone's intelligence and called people 'sheeple' (WTF) for not agreeing with you. Do not insult with the accusation of bullying when in fact you are self-harming by deliberately making yourself unpopular. Support the team and stop being so egotystical. (Presume you want a Leeds win today to justify yourself). End of. I don't want to answer your posts again.
Again you miss the point of my last post, stick with the facts, if you want to express your opinion then respect other people’s opinions, It’s that simple! What does it take to get through to people like you?

Your pals are Bullies, they collude together, discuss tactics i.e. how to attack anyone who doesn't share the same opinions as you lot! None of you can understand the right to have an opinion different to you or your fellow sheeple. This is why you can legitimately be called sheeple.

You say don't insult everyone's intelligence but until the street style insults stop and the level of discussion rises I will continue to take issue with you and your gang. I’m not going away, so don’t bank on it! I hate bullying!

The insults are flying in against me for which I couldn't care less! It has no effect on me. However, it does intimidate other posters.

You make a judgment on my loyalty to Watford! Have I done that to you - no? My loyalty to Watford is the same or greater than yours! How dare you suggest I want Leeds to win you cretin! I am a true Watford fan.

My beef is with Zola, no wins in eight, the worst record of any club in the Premier and Championship whereby 5 managers have been fired in the last two weeks all with better form records than Zola! Not Watford fc or the Pozzos, how hard is for you to understand the issues can be separated?

Because a fan thinks Zola should go, it doesn't mean he wants Watford to lose! This is the type of moronic thinking you subscribe to.

In my last post to which you replied I laid out the facts! Instead of having lucid counter arguments you come back with insults and question my loyalty only because you and your ilk cannot comprehend a different way of thinking, an intelligent way your's is childish behaviour interspersed with visceral outbursts!

There are some posters on here with a level of understanding you and your pals cannot understand, your response is to collude with your pals to intimidate them with the intention of dominating this site literally bringing it down to the level of a street gang of chavs! It's not going to happen!
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: Roger, people are not bullies but they may have voted because they're fed up with your drivel. You have insulted everyone's intelligence and called people 'sheeple' (WTF) for not agreeing with you. Do not insult with the accusation of bullying when in fact you are self-harming by deliberately making yourself unpopular. Support the team and stop being so egotystical. (Presume you want a Leeds win today to justify yourself). End of. I don't want to answer your posts again.[/p][/quote]Again you miss the point of my last post, stick with the facts, if you want to express your opinion then respect other people’s opinions, It’s that simple! What does it take to get through to people like you? Your pals are Bullies, they collude together, discuss tactics i.e. how to attack anyone who doesn't share the same opinions as you lot! None of you can understand the right to have an opinion different to you or your fellow sheeple. This is why you can legitimately be called sheeple. You say don't insult everyone's intelligence but until the street style insults stop and the level of discussion rises I will continue to take issue with you and your gang. I’m not going away, so don’t bank on it! I hate bullying! The insults are flying in against me for which I couldn't care less! It has no effect on me. However, it does intimidate other posters. You make a judgment on my loyalty to Watford! Have I done that to you - no? My loyalty to Watford is the same or greater than yours! How dare you suggest I want Leeds to win you cretin! I am a true Watford fan. My beef is with Zola, no wins in eight, the worst record of any club in the Premier and Championship whereby 5 managers have been fired in the last two weeks all with better form records than Zola! Not Watford fc or the Pozzos, how hard is for you to understand the issues can be separated? Because a fan thinks Zola should go, it doesn't mean he wants Watford to lose! This is the type of moronic thinking you subscribe to. In my last post to which you replied I laid out the facts! Instead of having lucid counter arguments you come back with insults and question my loyalty only because you and your ilk cannot comprehend a different way of thinking, an intelligent way your's is childish behaviour interspersed with visceral outbursts! There are some posters on here with a level of understanding you and your pals cannot understand, your response is to collude with your pals to intimidate them with the intention of dominating this site literally bringing it down to the level of a street gang of chavs! It's not going to happen! rogeruk
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6:55pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Bush Hornet says...

There are no facts to respond to Roger, except that Zola, in your opinion should go. My opinion is that he should be given more time. We can agree to disagree.

As for the rest of your angry post, I'm afraid there is no point in further dialogue. Because you are so condescending about people who disagree with you, and so accusatory, everyone else has chosen to ignore you now. I will have to do the same. Roger, over and out.
There are no facts to respond to Roger, except that Zola, in your opinion should go. My opinion is that he should be given more time. We can agree to disagree. As for the rest of your angry post, I'm afraid there is no point in further dialogue. Because you are so condescending about people who disagree with you, and so accusatory, everyone else has chosen to ignore you now. I will have to do the same. Roger, over and out. Bush Hornet
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10:34am Mon 9 Dec 13

JohnnyHornet says...

He will gain my respect by starting with the same team again.
He will gain my respect by starting with the same team again. JohnnyHornet
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