Gianfranco Zola resigns as head coach of Watford FC

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Gianfranco Zola has resigned as head coach of Watford FC.

The Italian guided the club to the play-offs last season and was close to securing automatic promotion to the Premier League in his first year in charge.

However, the Golden Boys have not won in nine matches and have lost their last five consecutive home games, failing to score in the previous four of those.

The club statement reads: "It is with great sadness that the board of Watford Football Club has accepted the resignation of head coach Gianfranco Zola.

"Watford FC wishes to place on record its sincere gratitude to Gianfranco for his achievements at Vicarage Road, and for always acting with the utmost dignity and grace.

"The board fully respects his decision and Gianfranco will be welcome at Watford Football Club at any time in the future.

"There will be no further comment from Watford FC or any individual at this time."

Read Gianfranco Zola's open letter to the Watford fans following his resignation here.

Some of the Watford players have commented on Zola's departure and these can be read here

The early favourites to replace Zola can be seen here

 

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4:41pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Bush Hornet says...

Personally gutted. Wish you well Gianfranco. Thanks for the good times.
Personally gutted. Wish you well Gianfranco. Thanks for the good times. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 94

4:41pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Ramageland says...

Sad!
Sad! Ramageland
  • Score: 55

4:42pm Mon 16 Dec 13

lockerbiehornet says...

Gutted.
Gutted. lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 53

4:43pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

Good luck for the future. It just wasn't meant to be.

Sad but it's necessary.

HC
Good luck for the future. It just wasn't meant to be. Sad but it's necessary. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -54

4:45pm Mon 16 Dec 13

jasper1 says...

I hope all those muppets who wanted him out will now face the consequences. this is a dreadful day for the club
I hope all those muppets who wanted him out will now face the consequences. this is a dreadful day for the club jasper1
  • Score: 72

4:45pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Gryiox says...

Very sad to see him go. COYHs!!!!!!!
Very sad to see him go. COYHs!!!!!!! Gryiox
  • Score: 53

4:45pm Mon 16 Dec 13

LuthersLoveChild says...

Sad day. Last year we played amazing football. the best i've ever seen at the Vic. I think he deserved the chance to set it right in the January window.

It says a lot that we're on a bad run but i think most fans would still rather he stayed.

Thanks GFZ. you're a humble, gentleman and gracious in victory as well as defeat. All the best for the future
Sad day. Last year we played amazing football. the best i've ever seen at the Vic. I think he deserved the chance to set it right in the January window. It says a lot that we're on a bad run but i think most fans would still rather he stayed. Thanks GFZ. you're a humble, gentleman and gracious in victory as well as defeat. All the best for the future LuthersLoveChild
  • Score: 73

4:46pm Mon 16 Dec 13

67horn says...

Thanks Zola - you gave us the best football we've ever seen at the vic - a real shame it didn't work out - good luck to you
Thanks Zola - you gave us the best football we've ever seen at the vic - a real shame it didn't work out - good luck to you 67horn
  • Score: 60

4:46pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola resigns with immediate effect.

"This decision has not been made quickly," said Zola in a statement on the Watford website. "I must place Watford Football Club first in my thoughts and it is for this reason that I have taken my action.

"I feel it is in the best interests of the team that somebody new is given the chance to bring the success which we have all hoped for and worked very hard for."
Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola resigns with immediate effect. "This decision has not been made quickly," said Zola in a statement on the Watford website. "I must place Watford Football Club first in my thoughts and it is for this reason that I have taken my action. "I feel it is in the best interests of the team that somebody new is given the chance to bring the success which we have all hoped for and worked very hard for." Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 0

4:48pm Mon 16 Dec 13

andyhooked says...

GT as an interim manager I hope. Thanks to Zola for last season but not this time around.
GT as an interim manager I hope. Thanks to Zola for last season but not this time around. andyhooked
  • Score: -36

4:49pm Mon 16 Dec 13

JonBoy says...

I am so sad at this news. I'm guessing he went of his own accord because that's the kind of man he is. Tanks for the fantastic football we witnessed last season Gianfranco. A bad day for Watford
I am so sad at this news. I'm guessing he went of his own accord because that's the kind of man he is. Tanks for the fantastic football we witnessed last season Gianfranco. A bad day for Watford JonBoy
  • Score: 34

4:51pm Mon 16 Dec 13

jasonwatford says...

Thank you GFZ , best football I seen at the Vic and I will always welcome you back.
Thank you GFZ , best football I seen at the Vic and I will always welcome you back. jasonwatford
  • Score: 40

4:51pm Mon 16 Dec 13

lockerbiehornet says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola resigns with immediate effect.

"This decision has not been made quickly," said Zola in a statement on the Watford website. "I must place Watford Football Club first in my thoughts and it is for this reason that I have taken my action.

"I feel it is in the best interests of the team that somebody new is given the chance to bring the success which we have all hoped for and worked very hard for."
So Cornet I guess you and your merry band of Zola slating muppets must be delighted now?
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola resigns with immediate effect. "This decision has not been made quickly," said Zola in a statement on the Watford website. "I must place Watford Football Club first in my thoughts and it is for this reason that I have taken my action. "I feel it is in the best interests of the team that somebody new is given the chance to bring the success which we have all hoped for and worked very hard for."[/p][/quote]So Cornet I guess you and your merry band of Zola slating muppets must be delighted now? lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 42

4:51pm Mon 16 Dec 13

rogeruk says...

I express my thanks to Gianfranco for his enthusiasm and the quality of football played last season. Good Luck to you in your future.
I express my thanks to Gianfranco for his enthusiasm and the quality of football played last season. Good Luck to you in your future. rogeruk
  • Score: 9

4:52pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Bigads123 says...

Shame as he is a top man but a bit to nice. The players seemed to have no fear
Shame as he is a top man but a bit to nice. The players seemed to have no fear Bigads123
  • Score: 9

4:53pm Mon 16 Dec 13

BobT44 says...

Sad day for all concerned. Thank you GFZ for one of the most exhilarating days I ever had a football match. Leicester in the play off's will never be forgotten! Good luck
Sad day for all concerned. Thank you GFZ for one of the most exhilarating days I ever had a football match. Leicester in the play off's will never be forgotten! Good luck BobT44
  • Score: 24

4:55pm Mon 16 Dec 13

MapleHornet says...

Thank you, GFZ for what you have done for this club. Last season saw the best football we have had at the Vic in a long, long time. It was indeed a Zola-coaster, and you are right, the Leicester game will live long in the memory for all Hornets. Not sure what has gone wrong this season but something hasn't clicked - good luck for your and our future.
Thank you, GFZ for what you have done for this club. Last season saw the best football we have had at the Vic in a long, long time. It was indeed a Zola-coaster, and you are right, the Leicester game will live long in the memory for all Hornets. Not sure what has gone wrong this season but something hasn't clicked - good luck for your and our future. MapleHornet
  • Score: 22

4:55pm Mon 16 Dec 13

demerit says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Personally gutted. Wish you well Gianfranco. Thanks for the good times.
BH....I know that we have disagreed on this but so am I, especially after reading his letter on the email. Nice man but.....no, I won't start this up again.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: Personally gutted. Wish you well Gianfranco. Thanks for the good times.[/p][/quote]BH....I know that we have disagreed on this but so am I, especially after reading his letter on the email. Nice man but.....no, I won't start this up again. demerit
  • Score: -7

4:55pm Mon 16 Dec 13

G_Whiz says...

Thanks for everything Gianfranco!

I wish you future success you deserve it!
Thanks for everything Gianfranco! I wish you future success you deserve it! G_Whiz
  • Score: 16

4:55pm Mon 16 Dec 13

ALDERHOLT DORSET HORN says...

GFZ --- THANK YOU - COYH
GFZ --- THANK YOU - COYH ALDERHOLT DORSET HORN
  • Score: 14

4:56pm Mon 16 Dec 13

WessexLad says...

Onwards and upwards. Who will take charge on Saturday? Not his unqualified and inexperienced assistant, I hope. COYH!
Onwards and upwards. Who will take charge on Saturday? Not his unqualified and inexperienced assistant, I hope. COYH! WessexLad
  • Score: -3

4:56pm Mon 16 Dec 13

d.j.smith says...

What a true gentleman - has any manager ever resigned with greater dignity and humility? We've lost someone with a genuine love of the club and a passion for football to be played in the right way. Few managers have had such a fantastic impact in a short time, both on and off the pitch, and I think he will be remembered for a very long time as a coach who gave us enormous, if all too brief, pride and pleasure. Thank you Gianfranco and all the best in the future - come back to the Vic any time.
What a true gentleman - has any manager ever resigned with greater dignity and humility? We've lost someone with a genuine love of the club and a passion for football to be played in the right way. Few managers have had such a fantastic impact in a short time, both on and off the pitch, and I think he will be remembered for a very long time as a coach who gave us enormous, if all too brief, pride and pleasure. Thank you Gianfranco and all the best in the future - come back to the Vic any time. d.j.smith
  • Score: 45

4:56pm Mon 16 Dec 13

DunstableHornet58 says...

I'm very sorry to hear this news. I know things have not gone well over the recent games but I felt he needed better help on the coaching side. I also felt Zola would not be able to give the "Hairdryer" treatment to the players when needed as he was not that type of person. We also needed a leader on the field as we lost this once John Eustace left. When things were not going well you could see there was no one geeing up the other players.
I'm very sorry to hear this news. I know things have not gone well over the recent games but I felt he needed better help on the coaching side. I also felt Zola would not be able to give the "Hairdryer" treatment to the players when needed as he was not that type of person. We also needed a leader on the field as we lost this once John Eustace left. When things were not going well you could see there was no one geeing up the other players. DunstableHornet58
  • Score: 6

4:56pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Dino1982 says...

Personally think that a few experienced players have been causing problems from the start of the season.

They know who they are.

Its been the best style of football we have ever seen at Watford.

He said last Monday night he felt he wanted to play a certain style and did not want to change that to kick and rush.

Lets hope who ever comes in plays the same style of attractive football and that we don't go back to stuff we played years ago.

Good luck Zola

In boca lupo!

Sei Grande!
Personally think that a few experienced players have been causing problems from the start of the season. They know who they are. Its been the best style of football we have ever seen at Watford. He said last Monday night he felt he wanted to play a certain style and did not want to change that to kick and rush. Lets hope who ever comes in plays the same style of attractive football and that we don't go back to stuff we played years ago. Good luck Zola In boca lupo! Sei Grande! Dino1982
  • Score: 15

4:56pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Rookery Veteren says...

Shame shame shame. Numpties like HC and demerit will be pleased but this is a sad day and I am not sure how many years we will now wait to see the type of football GFZ had us playing before the wheels fell off.
Personally I would have given him more time . Its going to be interesting to see who they turn to now.The structure and international make up of the squad make it anything but straight forward.
Shame shame shame. Numpties like HC and demerit will be pleased but this is a sad day and I am not sure how many years we will now wait to see the type of football GFZ had us playing before the wheels fell off. Personally I would have given him more time . Its going to be interesting to see who they turn to now.The structure and international make up of the squad make it anything but straight forward. Rookery Veteren
  • Score: 29

4:57pm Mon 16 Dec 13

rousman 2 says...

The question is who will take over ? British coach not a lot of chance Italian very good chance. Thanks for last season GFZ .
The question is who will take over ? British coach not a lot of chance Italian very good chance. Thanks for last season GFZ . rousman 2
  • Score: 2

4:57pm Mon 16 Dec 13

demerit says...

jasper1 wrote:
I hope all those muppets who wanted him out will now face the consequences. this is a dreadful day for the club
I don't think you'll get too many strong responses, even from the likes of me who wanted him to go. We all liked him as a man. Unfortunately in business, the reality is that being nice doesn't count for much.
[quote][p][bold]jasper1[/bold] wrote: I hope all those muppets who wanted him out will now face the consequences. this is a dreadful day for the club[/p][/quote]I don't think you'll get too many strong responses, even from the likes of me who wanted him to go. We all liked him as a man. Unfortunately in business, the reality is that being nice doesn't count for much. demerit
  • Score: 0

4:58pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Goalkeepers Union says...

What is the saying?...be careful what you wish for.
I am fearful that the grass may not be greener!!

Who next?
What is the saying?...be careful what you wish for. I am fearful that the grass may not be greener!! Who next? Goalkeepers Union
  • Score: 12

4:58pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Bluebirdwfc says...

Gutted.
Gutted. Bluebirdwfc
  • Score: 7

4:59pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

All the best GFZ. Thanks for all your efforts and coming so, so, so close last year.

Bet the replacement is someone we've never heard of who's been successful in the 2nd tier in Italy......or the first job for a Italian ex-international...
All the best GFZ. Thanks for all your efforts and coming so, so, so close last year. Bet the replacement is someone we've never heard of who's been successful in the 2nd tier in Italy......or the first job for a Italian ex-international... Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 2

4:59pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Dino1982 says...

d.j.smith wrote:
What a true gentleman - has any manager ever resigned with greater dignity and humility? We've lost someone with a genuine love of the club and a passion for football to be played in the right way. Few managers have had such a fantastic impact in a short time, both on and off the pitch, and I think he will be remembered for a very long time as a coach who gave us enormous, if all too brief, pride and pleasure. Thank you Gianfranco and all the best in the future - come back to the Vic any time.
I agree.

Hes not about money and trying to wait to get sacked to get his money. He done it for what he feels is the good of the game!

Top man and very rare these days as most managers won't leave unless they get a pay out!
[quote][p][bold]d.j.smith[/bold] wrote: What a true gentleman - has any manager ever resigned with greater dignity and humility? We've lost someone with a genuine love of the club and a passion for football to be played in the right way. Few managers have had such a fantastic impact in a short time, both on and off the pitch, and I think he will be remembered for a very long time as a coach who gave us enormous, if all too brief, pride and pleasure. Thank you Gianfranco and all the best in the future - come back to the Vic any time.[/p][/quote]I agree. Hes not about money and trying to wait to get sacked to get his money. He done it for what he feels is the good of the game! Top man and very rare these days as most managers won't leave unless they get a pay out! Dino1982
  • Score: 21

4:59pm Mon 16 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola resigns with immediate effect.

"This decision has not been made quickly," said Zola in a statement on the Watford website. "I must place Watford Football Club first in my thoughts and it is for this reason that I have taken my action.

"I feel it is in the best interests of the team that somebody new is given the chance to bring the success which we have all hoped for and worked very hard for."
So Cornet I guess you and your merry band of Zola slating muppets must be delighted now?
Endorsed, Lockerbie. I'm feeling surprisingly sad about this. More than I expected. No doubt RogerUK and his happy band of 'realists' will form a committee to appoint the right man. Thank you, GZ, the ride was a breathtaking one. But, if you have lost the belief, then you have done the right thing. Dignified til the end..

COYH
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola resigns with immediate effect. "This decision has not been made quickly," said Zola in a statement on the Watford website. "I must place Watford Football Club first in my thoughts and it is for this reason that I have taken my action. "I feel it is in the best interests of the team that somebody new is given the chance to bring the success which we have all hoped for and worked very hard for."[/p][/quote]So Cornet I guess you and your merry band of Zola slating muppets must be delighted now?[/p][/quote]Endorsed, Lockerbie. I'm feeling surprisingly sad about this. More than I expected. No doubt RogerUK and his happy band of 'realists' will form a committee to appoint the right man. Thank you, GZ, the ride was a breathtaking one. But, if you have lost the belief, then you have done the right thing. Dignified til the end.. COYH mellow yellow
  • Score: 20

5:00pm Mon 16 Dec 13

demerit says...

andyhooked wrote:
GT as an interim manager I hope. Thanks to Zola for last season but not this time around.
I was tempted to say "Errrrr......don't think so" but I am now wondering whether it wasn't a coincidence that he was there on Sat.
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: GT as an interim manager I hope. Thanks to Zola for last season but not this time around.[/p][/quote]I was tempted to say "Errrrr......don't think so" but I am now wondering whether it wasn't a coincidence that he was there on Sat. demerit
  • Score: -9

5:01pm Mon 16 Dec 13

SuperHorn says...

So sad to see Zola leave. Quality manager and I wish him all the best for the future. The only 2 coaches I want to see are either Clarke (formerly of West Brom) or Stuart Pearce. I definitely don't want to see Di Canios mug at the Vic
So sad to see Zola leave. Quality manager and I wish him all the best for the future. The only 2 coaches I want to see are either Clarke (formerly of West Brom) or Stuart Pearce. I definitely don't want to see Di Canios mug at the Vic SuperHorn
  • Score: -6

5:01pm Mon 16 Dec 13

KeithMercer says...

Sorry to see you go Gianfranco and I would have been happy for you to at least see out your contract as I am not blood thirsty or impatient.
But if you feel it is in yours and the clubs best interest to take a break and move on, then I respect your wishes to do just that. Good luck for the future and thanks for the great memories.
Sorry to see you go Gianfranco and I would have been happy for you to at least see out your contract as I am not blood thirsty or impatient. But if you feel it is in yours and the clubs best interest to take a break and move on, then I respect your wishes to do just that. Good luck for the future and thanks for the great memories. KeithMercer
  • Score: 13

5:01pm Mon 16 Dec 13

South LDN orn says...

I hear AVB is looking for work.
I hear AVB is looking for work. South LDN orn
  • Score: -20

5:02pm Mon 16 Dec 13

demerit says...

WessexLad wrote:
Onwards and upwards. Who will take charge on Saturday? Not his unqualified and inexperienced assistant, I hope. COYH!
I'm free on Sat. I expect I'll get everyone's vote....?
[quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: Onwards and upwards. Who will take charge on Saturday? Not his unqualified and inexperienced assistant, I hope. COYH![/p][/quote]I'm free on Sat. I expect I'll get everyone's vote....? demerit
  • Score: -23

5:03pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Watford-James says...

Gutted! He has been let down by the team's confidence infront of goal, losing the championship player of the year to become a benchwarmer at WBA, and club player of the year to injury... his strategy and tactics got us to 3rd in the league last year... not the finished article but still I believe the makings of a good manager.
Gutted! He has been let down by the team's confidence infront of goal, losing the championship player of the year to become a benchwarmer at WBA, and club player of the year to injury... his strategy and tactics got us to 3rd in the league last year... not the finished article but still I believe the makings of a good manager. Watford-James
  • Score: 18

5:04pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Poppet Bear says...

Don't think I've ever been so gutted about a manager (coach) leaving Watford. After a lifetime of watching route one football, this was a breath of fresh air. Good luck in the future, GFZ . I just hope, for the sake of Watford, that everybody who wanted this, we're correct !!!
Don't think I've ever been so gutted about a manager (coach) leaving Watford. After a lifetime of watching route one football, this was a breath of fresh air. Good luck in the future, GFZ . I just hope, for the sake of Watford, that everybody who wanted this, we're correct !!! Poppet Bear
  • Score: 15

5:04pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

andyhooked wrote:
GT as an interim manager I hope. Thanks to Zola for last season but not this time around.
not a chance the pozzos would support GT being appointed !!!
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: GT as an interim manager I hope. Thanks to Zola for last season but not this time around.[/p][/quote]not a chance the pozzos would support GT being appointed !!! Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 0

5:04pm Mon 16 Dec 13

SuperHorn says...

WessexLad wrote:
Onwards and upwards. Who will take charge on Saturday? Not his unqualified and inexperienced assistant, I hope. COYH!
Well if we somehow get a coach before Thursday I think that they will be able to take charge for the game??
[quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: Onwards and upwards. Who will take charge on Saturday? Not his unqualified and inexperienced assistant, I hope. COYH![/p][/quote]Well if we somehow get a coach before Thursday I think that they will be able to take charge for the game?? SuperHorn
  • Score: -1

5:05pm Mon 16 Dec 13

ForzaWatford says...

Totally gutted, you could see it coming though.

Hopefully he'll stay with the club.

Thank you GZ!
Totally gutted, you could see it coming though. Hopefully he'll stay with the club. Thank you GZ! ForzaWatford
  • Score: 9

5:05pm Mon 16 Dec 13

lockerbiehornet says...

mellow yellow wrote:
lockerbiehornet wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola resigns with immediate effect.

"This decision has not been made quickly," said Zola in a statement on the Watford website. "I must place Watford Football Club first in my thoughts and it is for this reason that I have taken my action.

"I feel it is in the best interests of the team that somebody new is given the chance to bring the success which we have all hoped for and worked very hard for."
So Cornet I guess you and your merry band of Zola slating muppets must be delighted now?
Endorsed, Lockerbie. I'm feeling surprisingly sad about this. More than I expected. No doubt RogerUK and his happy band of 'realists' will form a committee to appoint the right man. Thank you, GZ, the ride was a breathtaking one. But, if you have lost the belief, then you have done the right thing. Dignified til the end..

COYH
I'm genuinely upset about this and think he should have given himself more time as clearly the board were going to.
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola resigns with immediate effect. "This decision has not been made quickly," said Zola in a statement on the Watford website. "I must place Watford Football Club first in my thoughts and it is for this reason that I have taken my action. "I feel it is in the best interests of the team that somebody new is given the chance to bring the success which we have all hoped for and worked very hard for."[/p][/quote]So Cornet I guess you and your merry band of Zola slating muppets must be delighted now?[/p][/quote]Endorsed, Lockerbie. I'm feeling surprisingly sad about this. More than I expected. No doubt RogerUK and his happy band of 'realists' will form a committee to appoint the right man. Thank you, GZ, the ride was a breathtaking one. But, if you have lost the belief, then you have done the right thing. Dignified til the end.. COYH[/p][/quote]I'm genuinely upset about this and think he should have given himself more time as clearly the board were going to. lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 10

5:08pm Mon 16 Dec 13

demerit says...

Rookery Veteren wrote:
Shame shame shame. Numpties like HC and demerit will be pleased but this is a sad day and I am not sure how many years we will now wait to see the type of football GFZ had us playing before the wheels fell off.
Personally I would have given him more time . Its going to be interesting to see who they turn to now.The structure and international make up of the squad make it anything but straight forward.
Grow up RV. Oh, judging by your name you already have - pity you still can't spell veteran.

I am as sad as everyone else. Just practical. Using my brain and not my heart.
[quote][p][bold]Rookery Veteren[/bold] wrote: Shame shame shame. Numpties like HC and demerit will be pleased but this is a sad day and I am not sure how many years we will now wait to see the type of football GFZ had us playing before the wheels fell off. Personally I would have given him more time . Its going to be interesting to see who they turn to now.The structure and international make up of the squad make it anything but straight forward.[/p][/quote]Grow up RV. Oh, judging by your name you already have - pity you still can't spell veteran. I am as sad as everyone else. Just practical. Using my brain and not my heart. demerit
  • Score: -7

5:08pm Mon 16 Dec 13

gloryhornet4 says...

The mood in the posts are ones of sadness.

We have lost a top bloke who was instrumental in people signing, which you would not get with the likes of Hollowhead and Warnock unless you count the latter taken Paddy Kenny everywhere he goes.

When we were the "most hated club in Britain" the dignity of GFZ carried us through in some resects as he did not rise to the bait.

Time to move on - that the man had no luck with injuries and had no way of getting past two rows of back 4 - well that was his job to sort out. Sadly it was not within his gift.
The mood in the posts are ones of sadness. We have lost a top bloke who was instrumental in people signing, which you would not get with the likes of Hollowhead and Warnock unless you count the latter taken Paddy Kenny everywhere he goes. When we were the "most hated club in Britain" the dignity of GFZ carried us through in some resects as he did not rise to the bait. Time to move on - that the man had no luck with injuries and had no way of getting past two rows of back 4 - well that was his job to sort out. Sadly it was not within his gift. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 9

5:10pm Mon 16 Dec 13

miked2006 says...

Gutted. What a man to admit he was out of ideas when he had no more to give. Personally I feel he has been undone by a terrible transfer window, and deserved January.
The club is in a much better place because of him and the Pozzos, and what a wonderful year he gave us last year, with the best football we have ever played. We will hopefully adapt, and grow, but I am sure we will look back in five years time and remember it all started from this little man. I know the article says it, but it quite obvious that he is always welcome back at the Vic.
Gutted. What a man to admit he was out of ideas when he had no more to give. Personally I feel he has been undone by a terrible transfer window, and deserved January. The club is in a much better place because of him and the Pozzos, and what a wonderful year he gave us last year, with the best football we have ever played. We will hopefully adapt, and grow, but I am sure we will look back in five years time and remember it all started from this little man. I know the article says it, but it quite obvious that he is always welcome back at the Vic. miked2006
  • Score: 15

5:11pm Mon 16 Dec 13

endean2 says...

what a true gentleman he is and I am sorry in some ways to see him go but
this is all about WFC AND THE FUTURE.
Just a thought, what happens to all the "muppets" who chased him out of the club, of course they didn't but you know what I mean.

What happens if the next man is a better Manager and we get promoted?
are they still muppets?

Hindsight is a great thing is it not
what a true gentleman he is and I am sorry in some ways to see him go but this is all about WFC AND THE FUTURE. Just a thought, what happens to all the "muppets" who chased him out of the club, of course they didn't but you know what I mean. What happens if the next man is a better Manager and we get promoted? are they still muppets? Hindsight is a great thing is it not endean2
  • Score: -3

5:12pm Mon 16 Dec 13

albertmcglenaghan says...

I'm very sorry to see this happen. As we would ll expect, GFZ has behaved with the utmost decency and honour. He's a true gentleman in a cut throat business where no one is given the time and support to bring about lasting change. I do think he had run out of ideas to turn around the team's fortune and form. A lot of the players have let him, and the club, down. Many of them need to take a very long look at themselves. Whatever the reasons for the recent down turn, we have a decent squad which has the the ability and experience to challenge once again this season. We probably need to get a strong willed manager in, who has deep knowledge of what is required to succeed in this Division. Steve Clarke anyone?
I'm very sorry to see this happen. As we would ll expect, GFZ has behaved with the utmost decency and honour. He's a true gentleman in a cut throat business where no one is given the time and support to bring about lasting change. I do think he had run out of ideas to turn around the team's fortune and form. A lot of the players have let him, and the club, down. Many of them need to take a very long look at themselves. Whatever the reasons for the recent down turn, we have a decent squad which has the the ability and experience to challenge once again this season. We probably need to get a strong willed manager in, who has deep knowledge of what is required to succeed in this Division. Steve Clarke anyone? albertmcglenaghan
  • Score: 11

5:14pm Mon 16 Dec 13

SimmyB says...

OK so extremely sad at this and worried about what we are getting in his place!! If for the time being his second is looking after the squad.........
OK so extremely sad at this and worried about what we are getting in his place!! If for the time being his second is looking after the squad......... SimmyB
  • Score: 4

5:15pm Mon 16 Dec 13

GoldenManc says...

Bye GFZ thanks for last season - shame its almost impossible to play attacking football anymore - especially when nobody can score. Steve Clarke please
Bye GFZ thanks for last season - shame its almost impossible to play attacking football anymore - especially when nobody can score. Steve Clarke please GoldenManc
  • Score: 6

5:19pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Goalkeepers Union says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
How old are you 4?
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]How old are you 4? Goalkeepers Union
  • Score: 32

5:23pm Mon 16 Dec 13

demerit says...

demerit wrote:
WessexLad wrote:
Onwards and upwards. Who will take charge on Saturday? Not his unqualified and inexperienced assistant, I hope. COYH!
I'm free on Sat. I expect I'll get everyone's vote....?
Oh, ok, since I am clocking up a negative vote every 2 minutes, I will withdraw my application.
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: Onwards and upwards. Who will take charge on Saturday? Not his unqualified and inexperienced assistant, I hope. COYH![/p][/quote]I'm free on Sat. I expect I'll get everyone's vote....?[/p][/quote]Oh, ok, since I am clocking up a negative vote every 2 minutes, I will withdraw my application. demerit
  • Score: 7

5:25pm Mon 16 Dec 13

demerit says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
Very funny WW but don't revel in it. Give it a few days at least.
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]Very funny WW but don't revel in it. Give it a few days at least. demerit
  • Score: -4

5:27pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
idiot.
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]idiot. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 25

5:28pm Mon 16 Dec 13

DuffmanWFC says...

Sad day as Zola is a great man and we played some great football under his leadership!
However it's a results business and our performances have been that of relegation fodder!
Sometimes a tough decision has to be made for the better of the club, I loved the Zola way but the last few months have seen some awful performances!
I felt from the start of the season that we have never replaced Vydra and we have struggled to get goals.
The mass influx of midfielders that are of no better calibre of what we already had coupled with Abdi's long term injury and no decent striker partnership has led to where we sit today!
I'm sure the club didn't want this but if Zola doesn't feel he's the man to turn things around then maybe a fresh face is what we need?
Sad day as Zola is a great man and we played some great football under his leadership! However it's a results business and our performances have been that of relegation fodder! Sometimes a tough decision has to be made for the better of the club, I loved the Zola way but the last few months have seen some awful performances! I felt from the start of the season that we have never replaced Vydra and we have struggled to get goals. The mass influx of midfielders that are of no better calibre of what we already had coupled with Abdi's long term injury and no decent striker partnership has led to where we sit today! I'm sure the club didn't want this but if Zola doesn't feel he's the man to turn things around then maybe a fresh face is what we need? DuffmanWFC
  • Score: 4

5:30pm Mon 16 Dec 13

lockerbiehornet says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
You Strap-on!
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]You Strap-on! lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 22

5:31pm Mon 16 Dec 13

demerit says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
Goalkeepers Union wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
How old are you 4?
I know im not everyones cup of tea big guy but the WATFORD WARBLER gets results for his club, i know a few will be angry with me now but that will soon change along with the results. People question loyalty to zola i just question ability, it was not there. Everyone saying they are loyal to Zola should we now gain promotion at the end of the season how many of you will be on here saying we should of stuck with zola. As long as we start winning your loyalty and memory will be very short. I know you wont like what the WATFORD WARBLER has just said big fella but the warbler speaks the truth
I apologised for having a go earlier but I am beginning to regret that now. It is not the time to gloat and frankly a bit distasteful. I wanted him to go also but that doesn't mean that I am not sad as well.
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goalkeepers Union[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]How old are you 4?[/p][/quote]I know im not everyones cup of tea big guy but the WATFORD WARBLER gets results for his club, i know a few will be angry with me now but that will soon change along with the results. People question loyalty to zola i just question ability, it was not there. Everyone saying they are loyal to Zola should we now gain promotion at the end of the season how many of you will be on here saying we should of stuck with zola. As long as we start winning your loyalty and memory will be very short. I know you wont like what the WATFORD WARBLER has just said big fella but the warbler speaks the truth[/p][/quote]I apologised for having a go earlier but I am beginning to regret that now. It is not the time to gloat and frankly a bit distasteful. I wanted him to go also but that doesn't mean that I am not sad as well. demerit
  • Score: 1

5:32pm Mon 16 Dec 13

SamTheEagle says...

I wish GFZ all the very best. During his time at Watford we've seen some of the best, most exciting football - ever! A sad day for the club.
I wish GFZ all the very best. During his time at Watford we've seen some of the best, most exciting football - ever! A sad day for the club. SamTheEagle
  • Score: 11

5:35pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
idiot.
I bet youve had a few dominos delivered Micky Quin ;)
Dont want to be pedantic Micky but if you start a sentance with idiot you need to start with a capital I you IDIOT!
The WATFORD WARBLER forgives you though
Idiot
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]idiot.[/p][/quote]I bet youve had a few dominos delivered Micky Quin ;) Dont want to be pedantic Micky but if you start a sentance with idiot you need to start with a capital I you IDIOT! The WATFORD WARBLER forgives you though[/p][/quote]Idiot Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 20

5:36pm Mon 16 Dec 13

holtonian says...

Gutted . Best manager we ever had here. Even our loss we played good football. Only hope the Pozzo family get another total football manager again, hard act to follow. I wish Gianfranco all the luck in the future and hope he finds a job in management. Thanks
Gutted . Best manager we ever had here. Even our loss we played good football. Only hope the Pozzo family get another total football manager again, hard act to follow. I wish Gianfranco all the luck in the future and hope he finds a job in management. Thanks holtonian
  • Score: 3

5:36pm Mon 16 Dec 13

hogweed says...

Why are you all so sanctimonious? You are only as good as your current results. Five home defeats on the trot is completely unacceptable and he had to go. Nice guy but so what. As Jimmy Connors once said " show me a good loser and I will show you a loser".

We need a British coach with fire in their belly who do not over rotate winning teams. Plus some warriors on the pitch like Roy Keane or Patrick Viera. Players who would die for the cause.

No tears from me. If we had kept Zola we would probably have been relegated as our current form was bottom of the pile.

Hog out
Why are you all so sanctimonious? You are only as good as your current results. Five home defeats on the trot is completely unacceptable and he had to go. Nice guy but so what. As Jimmy Connors once said " show me a good loser and I will show you a loser". We need a British coach with fire in their belly who do not over rotate winning teams. Plus some warriors on the pitch like Roy Keane or Patrick Viera. Players who would die for the cause. No tears from me. If we had kept Zola we would probably have been relegated as our current form was bottom of the pile. Hog out hogweed
  • Score: -15

5:40pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Goldentrue1 says...

Goalkeepers Union wrote:
What is the saying?...be careful what you wish for.
I am fearful that the grass may not be greener!!

Who next?
agreed. Give it a few bad results with the next man and the numpties will be back on asking for another sacking. Wrong decision in my view, he could have turned it around. Last season and the 1st 2 months of this were the best football I have seen in 40 years of supporting this team home and away. 2 months of bad results was not the end of the world.

I hope for the best now, but fear the worst.
[quote][p][bold]Goalkeepers Union[/bold] wrote: What is the saying?...be careful what you wish for. I am fearful that the grass may not be greener!! Who next?[/p][/quote]agreed. Give it a few bad results with the next man and the numpties will be back on asking for another sacking. Wrong decision in my view, he could have turned it around. Last season and the 1st 2 months of this were the best football I have seen in 40 years of supporting this team home and away. 2 months of bad results was not the end of the world. I hope for the best now, but fear the worst. Goldentrue1
  • Score: 10

5:41pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Emmer Green Hornet says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
What a despicable little pr*&k you are.

Glorying in someone else's misfortune really does show how low some people will stoop to be the centre of attention.

Even the guys on here who wanted Zola out have had the decency to wish him well and I hope they have the conscience to distance themselves from your comment.
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]What a despicable little pr*&k you are. Glorying in someone else's misfortune really does show how low some people will stoop to be the centre of attention. Even the guys on here who wanted Zola out have had the decency to wish him well and I hope they have the conscience to distance themselves from your comment. Emmer Green Hornet
  • Score: 16

5:42pm Mon 16 Dec 13

InterludeWFC says...

This is the first time I've ever felt genuinely sad about a manager leaving Watford FC. I really did hope that we would be different, that Zola would be given five to ten years to build a lasting legacy, and not just cast aside when things got a bit difficult, as per the vast majority of coaches nowadays. As I happens, he has walked away, but the sadness remains.

Our form at the moment is about as bad as it could possibly be, but given time I do believe he would have turned it around. The short-sightedness and impatience of some fans has transmitted to Zola, and this has directly contributed to his decision - instant success does not equate to long-lasting success, just remember that.

So all that is left to say is thank you. Thank you, Gianfranco, for delivering the best football ever seen at the Vic, and quite possibly the greatest ending to any game in the history of football. And most of all, thank you for caring.
This is the first time I've ever felt genuinely sad about a manager leaving Watford FC. I really did hope that we would be different, that Zola would be given five to ten years to build a lasting legacy, and not just cast aside when things got a bit difficult, as per the vast majority of coaches nowadays. As I happens, he has walked away, but the sadness remains. Our form at the moment is about as bad as it could possibly be, but given time I do believe he would have turned it around. The short-sightedness and impatience of some fans has transmitted to Zola, and this has directly contributed to his decision - instant success does not equate to long-lasting success, just remember that. So all that is left to say is thank you. Thank you, Gianfranco, for delivering the best football ever seen at the Vic, and quite possibly the greatest ending to any game in the history of football. And most of all, thank you for caring. InterludeWFC
  • Score: 18

5:44pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Hatfieldhorn says...

I post this before reading the posts above .....which I will.
Whos the next Watford manager going to be before he then moves on to better things ? Im saying this given our recent history of having been a school for managers who stay for a while but then move to the real world where their talents are given some support..
Even uncle Ray Lewington is going to Brazil
Where are Watford going ?

No where till we stop selling our players to early

I thought the Pozzos understood this club

Now I seee they really undrstand this club.
Hope they know what their doing .


Anyway >>> interesting to see who we.ll get next . Come on you guys give who ever comes in next more support, not just a trainer for players who will move on . Support your next manager COYH's
I post this before reading the posts above .....which I will. Whos the next Watford manager going to be before he then moves on to better things ? Im saying this given our recent history of having been a school for managers who stay for a while but then move to the real world where their talents are given some support.. Even uncle Ray Lewington is going to Brazil Where are Watford going ? No where till we stop selling our players to early I thought the Pozzos understood this club Now I seee they really undrstand this club. Hope they know what their doing . Anyway >>> interesting to see who we.ll get next . Come on you guys give who ever comes in next more support, not just a trainer for players who will move on . Support your next manager COYH's Hatfieldhorn
  • Score: -2

5:45pm Mon 16 Dec 13

mickallen57 says...

What a gentleman he is ,sorry to see him go ,but football is a hard game and a manager takes the blame .Baffled as to why it did go so sour so quickly for him. Good luck GFZ
What a gentleman he is ,sorry to see him go ,but football is a hard game and a manager takes the blame .Baffled as to why it did go so sour so quickly for him. Good luck GFZ mickallen57
  • Score: 7

5:45pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Goldentrue1 says...

Goalkeepers Union wrote:
What is the saying?...be careful what you wish for.
I am fearful that the grass may not be greener!!

Who next?
agreed. Give it a few bad results with the next man and the numpties will be back on asking for another sacking. Wrong decision in my view, he could have turned it around. Last season and the 1st 2 months of this were the best football I have seen in 40 years of supporting this team home and away. 2 months of bad results was not the end of the world.

I hope for the best now, but fear the worst.
[quote][p][bold]Goalkeepers Union[/bold] wrote: What is the saying?...be careful what you wish for. I am fearful that the grass may not be greener!! Who next?[/p][/quote]agreed. Give it a few bad results with the next man and the numpties will be back on asking for another sacking. Wrong decision in my view, he could have turned it around. Last season and the 1st 2 months of this were the best football I have seen in 40 years of supporting this team home and away. 2 months of bad results was not the end of the world. I hope for the best now, but fear the worst. Goldentrue1
  • Score: 4

5:48pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Chris the Vic says...

I never wanted him to be manager in the first place it was so unfair on Sean Dyche who had done so well.

However, GFZ won me over with the football we played his integrity, politeness etc and even though I disliked the player rotation it is fair to say I am absolutely gutted that we have lost such a good person. However when the Chairman announces that GFZ had the final word on signings the writing was on the wall and what has followed is not surprising.

You are right Hogweed with your harsh views but two away draws at Burnley and Leeds are good results as for players dying for the cause slightly melodramatic and those mentioned are a bit past their best. I did ask Luther after the Yeovil game whether he and Ross J could make a comeback but was informed that the oxygen tents might be overworked!!

Hopefully we will get a good manager, not sure I could cope with Holloway though!!
I never wanted him to be manager in the first place it was so unfair on Sean Dyche who had done so well. However, GFZ won me over with the football we played his integrity, politeness etc and even though I disliked the player rotation it is fair to say I am absolutely gutted that we have lost such a good person. However when the Chairman announces that GFZ had the final word on signings the writing was on the wall and what has followed is not surprising. You are right Hogweed with your harsh views but two away draws at Burnley and Leeds are good results as for players dying for the cause slightly melodramatic and those mentioned are a bit past their best. I did ask Luther after the Yeovil game whether he and Ross J could make a comeback but was informed that the oxygen tents might be overworked!! Hopefully we will get a good manager, not sure I could cope with Holloway though!! Chris the Vic
  • Score: 2

5:52pm Mon 16 Dec 13

croxley46 says...

Great, great shame - such a nice bloke, particularly compared with the likes of Holloway, Warnock and Dowie.
A real gentleman, tears are welling up, but at the end of the day it is results that count and by his own admission he didn't feel he could turn it around so did the honourable thing and resigned. How many other managers would do that? They'd wait to be sacked and take a sackful of cash with them.
I'm pretty sure there is unrest in the dressing room - you've only got to look at the body language of some of the players, rifts between some of them, not talking, and I was absolutely disgusted by Deeney's non-concern when Faraone was badly injured. Deeney's the CAPTAIN for goodness sake but just stood on the half-way line chatting to an opponent.
We need an experienced midfielder or defender as captain, certainly not Deeney. Abdi would be ideal, hope he's fully fit soon.
Steve Clarke or Stuart Pearce or Owen Coyle (think he's free)
would be my candidates to replace Zola. All British too!

Good luck GianFranco and thank you. Would love to see you in charge of Chelsea some time, when Abramovich and Mourinho fall out again. After all, you were voted Chelsea's best ever player I believe.
Great, great shame - such a nice bloke, particularly compared with the likes of Holloway, Warnock and Dowie. A real gentleman, tears are welling up, but at the end of the day it is results that count and by his own admission he didn't feel he could turn it around so did the honourable thing and resigned. How many other managers would do that? They'd wait to be sacked and take a sackful of cash with them. I'm pretty sure there is unrest in the dressing room - you've only got to look at the body language of some of the players, rifts between some of them, not talking, and I was absolutely disgusted by Deeney's non-concern when Faraone was badly injured. Deeney's the CAPTAIN for goodness sake but just stood on the half-way line chatting to an opponent. We need an experienced midfielder or defender as captain, certainly not Deeney. Abdi would be ideal, hope he's fully fit soon. Steve Clarke or Stuart Pearce or Owen Coyle (think he's free) would be my candidates to replace Zola. All British too! Good luck GianFranco and thank you. Would love to see you in charge of Chelsea some time, when Abramovich and Mourinho fall out again. After all, you were voted Chelsea's best ever player I believe. croxley46
  • Score: 15

6:04pm Mon 16 Dec 13

chadderton orn says...

Thats christmas ruined. The king is dead, long live the king.
Thats christmas ruined. The king is dead, long live the king. chadderton orn
  • Score: 3

6:06pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Coydonn says...

thank you GFZ for your time and experience at our little club...good luck and wish you well in your future appointments...where
ver that maybe...and with also a bit more appreciation from the fans...
You brought good football back to the Vic...which we hadn't seen in years...some good memories..some bad....your a true gentleman and cheers for choosing us to manage....
Gianfranco...woaaaaa
hh...
thank you GFZ for your time and experience at our little club...good luck and wish you well in your future appointments...where ver that maybe...and with also a bit more appreciation from the fans... You brought good football back to the Vic...which we hadn't seen in years...some good memories..some bad....your a true gentleman and cheers for choosing us to manage.... Gianfranco...woaaaaa hh... Coydonn
  • Score: 4

6:12pm Mon 16 Dec 13

1234566789 says...

Not surprised, but personally gutted. How different this could have been if Vydra had decided to stay, the board agreed to pay Chalobah's wages and Abdi hadn't got injured - genuinely believe that we would be right up there in that scenario. And it's for this reason that I refuse to put the blame for this run on Zola! Thanks for the best football I've ever seen at the club and guiding the team to what I'm sure will always be my favourite footballing moment back in May!!!

All I hope is that a proper replacement is brought in. No point having another Championship virgin but at the same time I would hate it to be the likes of Holloway or Warnock. I mentioned on here a couple of weeks ago about the dangers of an early season sacking - the new man might well need time to settle in and if it doesn't work out very quickly, watch out for the usual muppets getting on his back! Best of luck!!!
Not surprised, but personally gutted. How different this could have been if Vydra had decided to stay, the board agreed to pay Chalobah's wages and Abdi hadn't got injured - genuinely believe that we would be right up there in that scenario. And it's for this reason that I refuse to put the blame for this run on Zola! Thanks for the best football I've ever seen at the club and guiding the team to what I'm sure will always be my favourite footballing moment back in May!!! All I hope is that a proper replacement is brought in. No point having another Championship virgin but at the same time I would hate it to be the likes of Holloway or Warnock. I mentioned on here a couple of weeks ago about the dangers of an early season sacking - the new man might well need time to settle in and if it doesn't work out very quickly, watch out for the usual muppets getting on his back! Best of luck!!! 1234566789
  • Score: 8

6:16pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Wisbech Hornet says...

Shame he has gone, I personally think he was the best manager since GT and I am sure he could have built a very successful team in time.
Good luck for the future GFZ.
Shame he has gone, I personally think he was the best manager since GT and I am sure he could have built a very successful team in time. Good luck for the future GFZ. Wisbech Hornet
  • Score: 5

6:18pm Mon 16 Dec 13

gjn says...

as suspected another two season wonder for zola lets get someone with street cred this time not someones mate and not AVB
as suspected another two season wonder for zola lets get someone with street cred this time not someones mate and not AVB gjn
  • Score: -7

6:19pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Doctor of Letters says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
Goalkeepers Union wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
How old are you 4?
I know im not everyones cup of tea big guy but the WATFORD WARBLER gets results for his club, i know a few will be angry with me now but that will soon change along with the results. People question loyalty to zola i just question ability, it was not there. Everyone saying they are loyal to Zola should we now gain promotion at the end of the season how many of you will be on here saying we should of stuck with zola. As long as we start winning your loyalty and memory will be very short. I know you wont like what the WATFORD WARBLER has just said big fella but the warbler speaks the truth
You are the silliest of people. Thankfully your company is relatively limited in number & in reach.

GFZ: you will always have a place in Watford hearts. Thank you.
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goalkeepers Union[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]How old are you 4?[/p][/quote]I know im not everyones cup of tea big guy but the WATFORD WARBLER gets results for his club, i know a few will be angry with me now but that will soon change along with the results. People question loyalty to zola i just question ability, it was not there. Everyone saying they are loyal to Zola should we now gain promotion at the end of the season how many of you will be on here saying we should of stuck with zola. As long as we start winning your loyalty and memory will be very short. I know you wont like what the WATFORD WARBLER has just said big fella but the warbler speaks the truth[/p][/quote]You are the silliest of people. Thankfully your company is relatively limited in number & in reach. GFZ: you will always have a place in Watford hearts. Thank you. Doctor of Letters
  • Score: 12

6:21pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Boosey says...

Unfortunately most of the above comments have it in a nutshell, the football wa the best ever by a Watford team LAST season.
We most probably won't know the full truth behind the reasons why it hasn't worked out but some players should take a good look at themselves and know that they could have done better.
How ironic, that on the home page of the club's website it shows Zola and two missing links on either side, Doyley injured and Deeney, well draw your own conclusions.
Thanks for the ride GZ.
Unfortunately most of the above comments have it in a nutshell, the football wa the best ever by a Watford team LAST season. We most probably won't know the full truth behind the reasons why it hasn't worked out but some players should take a good look at themselves and know that they could have done better. How ironic, that on the home page of the club's website it shows Zola and two missing links on either side, Doyley injured and Deeney, well draw your own conclusions. Thanks for the ride GZ. Boosey
  • Score: 11

6:45pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote: Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola resigns with immediate effect. "This decision has not been made quickly," said Zola in a statement on the Watford website. "I must place Watford Football Club first in my thoughts and it is for this reason that I have taken my action. "I feel it is in the best interests of the team that somebody new is given the chance to bring the success which we have all hoped for and worked very hard for."
So Cornet I guess you and your merry band of Zola slating muppets must be delighted now?
a change was needed. GZ has realised this, independent of any of us, so why the flippant comment? Nobody wanted the season to go this way, GZ has realised he hasn't been able to turn things around and he's done the honourable thing.

As he has done what a few of us said was necessary, and he has done it FOR THE GOOD OF THE CLUB, how does that make us happy? It's a business decision and he's made it.
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola resigns with immediate effect. "This decision has not been made quickly," said Zola in a statement on the Watford website. "I must place Watford Football Club first in my thoughts and it is for this reason that I have taken my action. "I feel it is in the best interests of the team that somebody new is given the chance to bring the success which we have all hoped for and worked very hard for."[/p][/quote]So Cornet I guess you and your merry band of Zola slating muppets must be delighted now?[/p][/quote]a change was needed. GZ has realised this, independent of any of us, so why the flippant comment? Nobody wanted the season to go this way, GZ has realised he hasn't been able to turn things around and he's done the honourable thing. As he has done what a few of us said was necessary, and he has done it FOR THE GOOD OF THE CLUB, how does that make us happy? It's a business decision and he's made it. Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -2

7:11pm Mon 16 Dec 13

demerit says...

chadderton orn wrote:
Thats christmas ruined. The king is dead, long live the king.
We're having a Holloway for Christmas - picking it up from the farm on Christmas Eve.
[quote][p][bold]chadderton orn[/bold] wrote: Thats christmas ruined. The king is dead, long live the king.[/p][/quote]We're having a Holloway for Christmas - picking it up from the farm on Christmas Eve. demerit
  • Score: -3

7:30pm Mon 16 Dec 13

b.kelso says...

Totally gutted, all those idiots calling for his head you should be ashamed..........pla
yers have let down...some anyway....has deeney tweeted yet saying how gutted he is....??....I doubt it....all the best GZ, a true gent...
Totally gutted, all those idiots calling for his head you should be ashamed..........pla yers have let down...some anyway....has deeney tweeted yet saying how gutted he is....??....I doubt it....all the best GZ, a true gent... b.kelso
  • Score: 9

7:34pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Stoney77 says...

Gutted. Feel like I've been dumped by a beautiful lady - and even though I knew things weren't going well, I still believed, if we worked hard and with a bit if time, that things could've worked out. But She thinks I'll be stronger without her, that we have no long term future and that she's not good enough for me, that she's holding me back and that other girls can treat me better. Wow, what a lady, makes it even harder to say goodbye. I just wonder if I'll ever find a woman like her again and can't help but think we never fulfilled our potential..... And I'm worried I might end up with a girlfriend who resembles a character from the Hobbit.

Thank you Gianfranco for giving me the best brand of football I have ever seen from my beloved Watford FC. Thank you for last season and for the experience on May 12th.... One of the best moments in my whole life, let alone as a football fan! I really wish you could have got us promoted as I think you would have done well in the premier league. Never been so proud to support Watford with a gentleman of your integrity at the helm. No Watford crowd in my lifetime that I can remember has sung their managers name as loudly as we sang yours. Good luck in the future
Gutted. Feel like I've been dumped by a beautiful lady - and even though I knew things weren't going well, I still believed, if we worked hard and with a bit if time, that things could've worked out. But She thinks I'll be stronger without her, that we have no long term future and that she's not good enough for me, that she's holding me back and that other girls can treat me better. Wow, what a lady, makes it even harder to say goodbye. I just wonder if I'll ever find a woman like her again and can't help but think we never fulfilled our potential..... And I'm worried I might end up with a girlfriend who resembles a character from the Hobbit. Thank you Gianfranco for giving me the best brand of football I have ever seen from my beloved Watford FC. Thank you for last season and for the experience on May 12th.... One of the best moments in my whole life, let alone as a football fan! I really wish you could have got us promoted as I think you would have done well in the premier league. Never been so proud to support Watford with a gentleman of your integrity at the helm. No Watford crowd in my lifetime that I can remember has sung their managers name as loudly as we sang yours. Good luck in the future Stoney77
  • Score: 16

7:41pm Mon 16 Dec 13

yellows987 says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
With posts like that I'm trying to work out whether:

1) You got no attention as a child
2) You have had not had sex in a very very very very very very very very very very very very very long time.

I'm guessing it's a bit of both.

Zola thank you for providing the best football I have ever seen in my 20 years watching Watford and for giving the fans genuine hope that we are destined for better things. Best of luck for the future and I am sure that most Watford fans are gutted to see you leave.
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]With posts like that I'm trying to work out whether: 1) You got no attention as a child 2) You have had not had sex in a very very very very very very very very very very very very very long time. I'm guessing it's a bit of both. Zola thank you for providing the best football I have ever seen in my 20 years watching Watford and for giving the fans genuine hope that we are destined for better things. Best of luck for the future and I am sure that most Watford fans are gutted to see you leave. yellows987
  • Score: 14

8:05pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Emmer Green Hornet says...

The Watford Warbler is definitely Bassini. EMMER GREEN HORNET HAS EXPOSED YOU!!!
The Watford Warbler is definitely Bassini. EMMER GREEN HORNET HAS EXPOSED YOU!!! Emmer Green Hornet
  • Score: 11

8:28pm Mon 16 Dec 13

smarkymark says...

SuperHorn wrote:
So sad to see Zola leave. Quality manager and I wish him all the best for the future. The only 2 coaches I want to see are either Clarke (formerly of West Brom) or Stuart Pearce. I definitely don't want to see Di Canios mug at the Vic
Stuart Pearce !? lol. Do me a favour.
[quote][p][bold]SuperHorn[/bold] wrote: So sad to see Zola leave. Quality manager and I wish him all the best for the future. The only 2 coaches I want to see are either Clarke (formerly of West Brom) or Stuart Pearce. I definitely don't want to see Di Canios mug at the Vic[/p][/quote]Stuart Pearce !? lol. Do me a favour. smarkymark
  • Score: 3

8:28pm Mon 16 Dec 13

smarkymark says...

SuperHorn wrote:
So sad to see Zola leave. Quality manager and I wish him all the best for the future. The only 2 coaches I want to see are either Clarke (formerly of West Brom) or Stuart Pearce. I definitely don't want to see Di Canios mug at the Vic
Stuart Pearce !? lol. Do me a favour.
[quote][p][bold]SuperHorn[/bold] wrote: So sad to see Zola leave. Quality manager and I wish him all the best for the future. The only 2 coaches I want to see are either Clarke (formerly of West Brom) or Stuart Pearce. I definitely don't want to see Di Canios mug at the Vic[/p][/quote]Stuart Pearce !? lol. Do me a favour. smarkymark
  • Score: 1

8:33pm Mon 16 Dec 13

bigthunder says...

A sad but i suppose inevitable conclusion , for some of last year it was truely fantastic, but on record as saying never felt GZ would get us promoted and that was the goal of the owners, but GZ joined us as a great footballer and a great man , he leaves us as an even greater man , respect to you sir and very best wishes always a legend now at the vic

one last thought , the championship play off final did no manager any favours if the result had been the other way around then most likely both managers would still be in their respected jobs and thriving , funny old game
A sad but i suppose inevitable conclusion , for some of last year it was truely fantastic, but on record as saying never felt GZ would get us promoted and that was the goal of the owners, but GZ joined us as a great footballer and a great man , he leaves us as an even greater man , respect to you sir and very best wishes always a legend now at the vic one last thought , the championship play off final did no manager any favours if the result had been the other way around then most likely both managers would still be in their respected jobs and thriving , funny old game bigthunder
  • Score: 5

8:34pm Mon 16 Dec 13

dorphil says...

I am very sad Zola has resigned. But if you really analyse what happened in the last ten games the officials in charge of a lot of those games must take a major portion of blame for getting him sacked. Major errors in games against Brighton,Sheffield Wednesday,Leeds,Yeov
il even Middlesborough We should have at least 32 points and be close to the playoffs but it just shows how much they can play a part in a managers downfall not to mention a massive amount of bad luck. Best wishes to Gianfranco for the future
I am very sad Zola has resigned. But if you really analyse what happened in the last ten games the officials in charge of a lot of those games must take a major portion of blame for getting him sacked. Major errors in games against Brighton,Sheffield Wednesday,Leeds,Yeov il even Middlesborough We should have at least 32 points and be close to the playoffs but it just shows how much they can play a part in a managers downfall not to mention a massive amount of bad luck. Best wishes to Gianfranco for the future dorphil
  • Score: 9

8:35pm Mon 16 Dec 13

sarratthorn says...

The problem was that Zola was too 'nice' - many posts on here saying he was a great/lovely person but he lacks that ruthless cutting edge to become a great manager. Never got angry or flustered, showed no emotion in trying to motivate players from the dug out.

Had some great times under him, will never forget Leicester, but have gone backwards this season and needed to stop the slide now - relegation form!

Thanks for the memories GFZ.
The problem was that Zola was too 'nice' - many posts on here saying he was a great/lovely person but he lacks that ruthless cutting edge to become a great manager. Never got angry or flustered, showed no emotion in trying to motivate players from the dug out. Had some great times under him, will never forget Leicester, but have gone backwards this season and needed to stop the slide now - relegation form! Thanks for the memories GFZ. sarratthorn
  • Score: 0

8:40pm Mon 16 Dec 13

craig239 says...

Anyone for Dave Bassett
Anyone for Dave Bassett craig239
  • Score: -7

8:40pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Curry Hornet says...

Hope the boo boys are happy now.

It's been a privillege to have GFZ grace the Vic. What a gentleman. Wish him all the best.

Sad day for WFC, lets hope we get amanager who keeps true to the free flowing football.
Hope the boo boys are happy now. It's been a privillege to have GFZ grace the Vic. What a gentleman. Wish him all the best. Sad day for WFC, lets hope we get amanager who keeps true to the free flowing football. Curry Hornet
  • Score: 7

8:42pm Mon 16 Dec 13

buck-stops says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
What a ****
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]What a **** buck-stops
  • Score: 9

8:56pm Mon 16 Dec 13

buck-stops says...

I'm just so angry about this. Frankly i don't care if the result of this is to move us further up the League. We are building a base and will continue to. People are just so impatient.

We have lost the best man for the job, driven out by unreasonable expectations. Those morons deserve Holloway....
I'm just so angry about this. Frankly i don't care if the result of this is to move us further up the League. We are building a base and will continue to. People are just so impatient. We have lost the best man for the job, driven out by unreasonable expectations. Those morons deserve Holloway.... buck-stops
  • Score: 6

9:00pm Mon 16 Dec 13

stevyweavy says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
demerit wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Goalkeepers Union wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
How old are you 4?
I know im not everyones cup of tea big guy but the WATFORD WARBLER gets results for his club, i know a few will be angry with me now but that will soon change along with the results. People question loyalty to zola i just question ability, it was not there. Everyone saying they are loyal to Zola should we now gain promotion at the end of the season how many of you will be on here saying we should of stuck with zola. As long as we start winning your loyalty and memory will be very short. I know you wont like what the WATFORD WARBLER has just said big fella but the warbler speaks the truth
I apologised for having a go earlier but I am beginning to regret that now. It is not the time to gloat and frankly a bit distasteful. I wanted him to go also but that doesn't mean that I am not sad as well.
Its a lonley pathe THE WATFORD WARBLER walks but he is not here to make friends just do the very best for the golden boys and getting results. THE WATFORD WARBLER didnt get his cult status by sitting on the fence!! But rest assured i will organise a few songs to be sung by my lads in the 1881 section as a mark of respect to Zola at iIpswich saturday and again at home to Millwall
Is cult a misspelling?
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goalkeepers Union[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]How old are you 4?[/p][/quote]I know im not everyones cup of tea big guy but the WATFORD WARBLER gets results for his club, i know a few will be angry with me now but that will soon change along with the results. People question loyalty to zola i just question ability, it was not there. Everyone saying they are loyal to Zola should we now gain promotion at the end of the season how many of you will be on here saying we should of stuck with zola. As long as we start winning your loyalty and memory will be very short. I know you wont like what the WATFORD WARBLER has just said big fella but the warbler speaks the truth[/p][/quote]I apologised for having a go earlier but I am beginning to regret that now. It is not the time to gloat and frankly a bit distasteful. I wanted him to go also but that doesn't mean that I am not sad as well.[/p][/quote]Its a lonley pathe THE WATFORD WARBLER walks but he is not here to make friends just do the very best for the golden boys and getting results. THE WATFORD WARBLER didnt get his cult status by sitting on the fence!! But rest assured i will organise a few songs to be sung by my lads in the 1881 section as a mark of respect to Zola at iIpswich saturday and again at home to Millwall[/p][/quote]Is cult a misspelling? stevyweavy
  • Score: 13

9:08pm Mon 16 Dec 13

buck-stops says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
buck-stops wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
What a ****
the buck stops here, yet you put **** instead of words. maybe you should be called pass the..... The only four letter word I can think a person like you would use against a terrace cult hero like me is king WATFORD WARBLER
Sad so sad
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buck-stops[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]What a ****[/p][/quote]the buck stops here, yet you put **** instead of words. maybe you should be called pass the..... The only four letter word I can think a person like you would use against a terrace cult hero like me is king WATFORD WARBLER[/p][/quote]Sad so sad buck-stops
  • Score: 5

9:20pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

buck-stops wrote:
I'm just so angry about this. Frankly i don't care if the result of this is to move us further up the League. We are building a base and will continue to. People are just so impatient. We have lost the best man for the job, driven out by unreasonable expectations. Those morons deserve Holloway....
the best man for the job? based on what exactly/

You run too much on emotion on not enough on common sense and logic.
[quote][p][bold]buck-stops[/bold] wrote: I'm just so angry about this. Frankly i don't care if the result of this is to move us further up the League. We are building a base and will continue to. People are just so impatient. We have lost the best man for the job, driven out by unreasonable expectations. Those morons deserve Holloway....[/p][/quote]the best man for the job? based on what exactly/ You run too much on emotion on not enough on common sense and logic. Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -7

9:27pm Mon 16 Dec 13

buck-stops says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
buck-stops wrote:
I'm just so angry about this. Frankly i don't care if the result of this is to move us further up the League. We are building a base and will continue to. People are just so impatient. We have lost the best man for the job, driven out by unreasonable expectations. Those morons deserve Holloway....
the best man for the job? based on what exactly/

You run too much on emotion on not enough on common sense and logic.
Great man, great team player, moral beacon for anyone involved in football especially younger players, great humility, great style of football and bought into our great plan.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buck-stops[/bold] wrote: I'm just so angry about this. Frankly i don't care if the result of this is to move us further up the League. We are building a base and will continue to. People are just so impatient. We have lost the best man for the job, driven out by unreasonable expectations. Those morons deserve Holloway....[/p][/quote]the best man for the job? based on what exactly/ You run too much on emotion on not enough on common sense and logic.[/p][/quote]Great man, great team player, moral beacon for anyone involved in football especially younger players, great humility, great style of football and bought into our great plan. buck-stops
  • Score: 7

9:29pm Mon 16 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

buck-stops wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
buck-stops wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
What a ****
the buck stops here, yet you put **** instead of words. maybe you should be called pass the..... The only four letter word I can think a person like you would use against a terrace cult hero like me is king WATFORD WARBLER
Sad so sad
Perhaps if our learned friend knew a definition of warble is: An abscessed boillike swelling on the back of cattle, deer, and certain other animals... Then he might be a bit more humble and less puss inducing. Just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]buck-stops[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buck-stops[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]What a ****[/p][/quote]the buck stops here, yet you put **** instead of words. maybe you should be called pass the..... The only four letter word I can think a person like you would use against a terrace cult hero like me is king WATFORD WARBLER[/p][/quote]Sad so sad[/p][/quote]Perhaps if our learned friend knew a definition of warble is: An abscessed boillike swelling on the back of cattle, deer, and certain other animals... Then he might be a bit more humble and less puss inducing. Just a thought. mellow yellow
  • Score: 8

9:34pm Mon 16 Dec 13

CARDIFFHORN says...

Thanks for the memories GFZ.
Thanks for the memories GFZ. CARDIFFHORN
  • Score: 6

9:42pm Mon 16 Dec 13

anywayasiwasaying says...

A sad day. I don't know how good GFZ is as a coach and I don't know about his approach to management as I'm not part of what goes on every day. What I do know is that GFZ was responsible for bringing a new football philosophy to the club and what happened on the pitch last year was at times the best I've witnessed in forty years at the Vic. For whatever reason it hasn't worked out this year and the man has had the integrity to do what he believes is right for the club. So let's not forget the brilliant and often breath taking style of football that he championed in his short time at the Vic and say thank you to a man of real class, integrity and humility....for me a sad day but we go on. COYH
A sad day. I don't know how good GFZ is as a coach and I don't know about his approach to management as I'm not part of what goes on every day. What I do know is that GFZ was responsible for bringing a new football philosophy to the club and what happened on the pitch last year was at times the best I've witnessed in forty years at the Vic. For whatever reason it hasn't worked out this year and the man has had the integrity to do what he believes is right for the club. So let's not forget the brilliant and often breath taking style of football that he championed in his short time at the Vic and say thank you to a man of real class, integrity and humility....for me a sad day but we go on. COYH anywayasiwasaying
  • Score: 11

9:49pm Mon 16 Dec 13

wotfor says...

d.j.smith wrote:
What a true gentleman - has any manager ever resigned with greater dignity and humility? We've lost someone with a genuine love of the club and a passion for football to be played in the right way. Few managers have had such a fantastic impact in a short time, both on and off the pitch, and I think he will be remembered for a very long time as a coach who gave us enormous, if all too brief, pride and pleasure. Thank you Gianfranco and all the best in the future - come back to the Vic any time.
Excellent post.
[quote][p][bold]d.j.smith[/bold] wrote: What a true gentleman - has any manager ever resigned with greater dignity and humility? We've lost someone with a genuine love of the club and a passion for football to be played in the right way. Few managers have had such a fantastic impact in a short time, both on and off the pitch, and I think he will be remembered for a very long time as a coach who gave us enormous, if all too brief, pride and pleasure. Thank you Gianfranco and all the best in the future - come back to the Vic any time.[/p][/quote]Excellent post. wotfor
  • Score: 5

9:50pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

buck-stops wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
buck-stops wrote: I'm just so angry about this. Frankly i don't care if the result of this is to move us further up the League. We are building a base and will continue to. People are just so impatient. We have lost the best man for the job, driven out by unreasonable expectations. Those morons deserve Holloway....
the best man for the job? based on what exactly/ You run too much on emotion on not enough on common sense and logic.
Great man, great team player, moral beacon for anyone involved in football especially younger players, great humility, great style of football and bought into our great plan.
We all have our opinions dude and I respect yours.

This forum would be a dull place if we all agreed.

One thing we all want, however, is the best for WFC.

HC
[quote][p][bold]buck-stops[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buck-stops[/bold] wrote: I'm just so angry about this. Frankly i don't care if the result of this is to move us further up the League. We are building a base and will continue to. People are just so impatient. We have lost the best man for the job, driven out by unreasonable expectations. Those morons deserve Holloway....[/p][/quote]the best man for the job? based on what exactly/ You run too much on emotion on not enough on common sense and logic.[/p][/quote]Great man, great team player, moral beacon for anyone involved in football especially younger players, great humility, great style of football and bought into our great plan.[/p][/quote]We all have our opinions dude and I respect yours. This forum would be a dull place if we all agreed. One thing we all want, however, is the best for WFC. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -4

9:52pm Mon 16 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
buck-stops wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
buck-stops wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
What a ****
the buck stops here, yet you put **** instead of words. maybe you should be called pass the..... The only four letter word I can think a person like you would use against a terrace cult hero like me is king WATFORD WARBLER
Sad so sad
Perhaps if our learned friend knew a definition of warble is: An abscessed boillike swelling on the back of cattle, deer, and certain other animals... Then he might be a bit more humble and less puss inducing. Just a thought.
Mellow yellow you have Wikipedia! im impressed that you have taken such an intrest you have looked into further meanings of the word warble. Your a worthy deciple of the WATFORD WARBLER, another happy member of my fan club. Of course we know the real meaning of THE WATFORD WARBLER but you might have a point in using that descripition for Mr Zola. Well pointed out yellow mellow good work. You have permission from THE WATFORD WARBLER to join us in the 1881 are of the rokery v millwall to join me in a warble or two
I have a dictionary. I just think warble is a very odd expression to have as a call sign, moniker, handle, ID or whatever you want to call it. As for joining you and your sanctimonious friends (a total of one, including your good self no doubt) in the 'rokery' well, erm, no thanks. And have a happy Christmas!
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buck-stops[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buck-stops[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]What a ****[/p][/quote]the buck stops here, yet you put **** instead of words. maybe you should be called pass the..... The only four letter word I can think a person like you would use against a terrace cult hero like me is king WATFORD WARBLER[/p][/quote]Sad so sad[/p][/quote]Perhaps if our learned friend knew a definition of warble is: An abscessed boillike swelling on the back of cattle, deer, and certain other animals... Then he might be a bit more humble and less puss inducing. Just a thought.[/p][/quote]Mellow yellow you have Wikipedia! im impressed that you have taken such an intrest you have looked into further meanings of the word warble. Your a worthy deciple of the WATFORD WARBLER, another happy member of my fan club. Of course we know the real meaning of THE WATFORD WARBLER but you might have a point in using that descripition for Mr Zola. Well pointed out yellow mellow good work. You have permission from THE WATFORD WARBLER to join us in the 1881 are of the rokery v millwall to join me in a warble or two[/p][/quote]I have a dictionary. I just think warble is a very odd expression to have as a call sign, moniker, handle, ID or whatever you want to call it. As for joining you and your sanctimonious friends (a total of one, including your good self no doubt) in the 'rokery' well, erm, no thanks. And have a happy Christmas! mellow yellow
  • Score: 5

10:16pm Mon 16 Dec 13

coldplay says...

So pleased to see that, apart from the twaddle and idiotic comments of a very small minority of posters, fellow 'Orns are united in their appreciation of what Gianfranco bought to our club. Won't ever forget the great stuff we played last year with the Leicester game and Gianfranco's pitch side re-action a brilliant highlight which demonstrated his commitment to our club. Not sure what has de-railed us this season but no matter as it's history now. A genuine and honest individual with real class and a great role model.
So pleased to see that, apart from the twaddle and idiotic comments of a very small minority of posters, fellow 'Orns are united in their appreciation of what Gianfranco bought to our club. Won't ever forget the great stuff we played last year with the Leicester game and Gianfranco's pitch side re-action a brilliant highlight which demonstrated his commitment to our club. Not sure what has de-railed us this season but no matter as it's history now. A genuine and honest individual with real class and a great role model. coldplay
  • Score: 11

10:52pm Mon 16 Dec 13

gjn says...

welcome home Malky!!!
welcome home Malky!!! gjn
  • Score: -4

11:11pm Mon 16 Dec 13

lockerbiehornet says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
idiot.
I bet youve had a few dominos delivered Micky Quin ;)
Dont want to be pedantic Micky but if you start a sentance with idiot you need to start with a capital I you IDIOT!
The WATFORD WARBLER forgives you though
W4NK3R
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]idiot.[/p][/quote]I bet youve had a few dominos delivered Micky Quin ;) Dont want to be pedantic Micky but if you start a sentance with idiot you need to start with a capital I you IDIOT! The WATFORD WARBLER forgives you though[/p][/quote]W4NK3R lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 6

11:37pm Mon 16 Dec 13

ralear49 says...

Goldentrue1 wrote:
Goalkeepers Union wrote: What is the saying?...be careful what you wish for. I am fearful that the grass may not be greener!! Who next?
agreed. Give it a few bad results with the next man and the numpties will be back on asking for another sacking. Wrong decision in my view, he could have turned it around. Last season and the 1st 2 months of this were the best football I have seen in 40 years of supporting this team home and away. 2 months of bad results was not the end of the world. I hope for the best now, but fear the worst.
Pretty much matches my thoughts: He will be replaced by someone who was recently sacked for failing or someone who is close to being sacked for failing. Dyche may have been the rare case of a guy proving himself, but released anyway under unique circumstances. So, there will be a new order, more shuffling of the pack, but no return to the thrills of last year.
[quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goalkeepers Union[/bold] wrote: What is the saying?...be careful what you wish for. I am fearful that the grass may not be greener!! Who next?[/p][/quote]agreed. Give it a few bad results with the next man and the numpties will be back on asking for another sacking. Wrong decision in my view, he could have turned it around. Last season and the 1st 2 months of this were the best football I have seen in 40 years of supporting this team home and away. 2 months of bad results was not the end of the world. I hope for the best now, but fear the worst.[/p][/quote]Pretty much matches my thoughts: He will be replaced by someone who was recently sacked for failing or someone who is close to being sacked for failing. Dyche may have been the rare case of a guy proving himself, but released anyway under unique circumstances. So, there will be a new order, more shuffling of the pack, but no return to the thrills of last year. ralear49
  • Score: 0

11:59pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Rosty'srocket says...

Crazy - Gianfranco has given us the hope of great football in the top level - The best days since GT in my opinion. Thank you Zola.
It's a sad day for us and for football here, a long term job and a chance to re charge in January. I think we will great difficulty in staving off the nose dive now . Lets hope not.
Crazy - Gianfranco has given us the hope of great football in the top level - The best days since GT in my opinion. Thank you Zola. It's a sad day for us and for football here, a long term job and a chance to re charge in January. I think we will great difficulty in staving off the nose dive now . Lets hope not. Rosty'srocket
  • Score: 4

12:18am Tue 17 Dec 13

stevyweavy says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
buck-stops wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
buck-stops wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
What a ****
the buck stops here, yet you put **** instead of words. maybe you should be called pass the..... The only four letter word I can think a person like you would use against a terrace cult hero like me is king WATFORD WARBLER
Sad so sad
Perhaps if our learned friend knew a definition of warble is: An abscessed boillike swelling on the back of cattle, deer, and certain other animals... Then he might be a bit more humble and less puss inducing. Just a thought.
Mellow yellow you have Wikipedia! im impressed that you have taken such an intrest you have looked into further meanings of the word warble. Your a worthy deciple of the WATFORD WARBLER, another happy member of my fan club. Of course we know the real meaning of THE WATFORD WARBLER but you might have a point in using that descripition for Mr Zola. Well pointed out yellow mellow good work. You have permission from THE WATFORD WARBLER to join us in the 1881 are of the rokery v millwall to join me in a warble or two
I have a dictionary. I just think warble is a very odd expression to have as a call sign, moniker, handle, ID or whatever you want to call it. As for joining you and your sanctimonious friends (a total of one, including your good self no doubt) in the 'rokery' well, erm, no thanks. And have a happy Christmas!
mellow I understand that you respect but fear THE WATFORD WARBLER, your right to do so, but the time you have taken researching and messaging me, well put this way lad THE WATFORD WARBLER has got your back. Your probably not ready to join the WATFORD WARBLER just want to admire from afar and I get that. But like I said as one of my fans I got your back brother
I can definitely tell you are a Tit-Warbler
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buck-stops[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buck-stops[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]What a ****[/p][/quote]the buck stops here, yet you put **** instead of words. maybe you should be called pass the..... The only four letter word I can think a person like you would use against a terrace cult hero like me is king WATFORD WARBLER[/p][/quote]Sad so sad[/p][/quote]Perhaps if our learned friend knew a definition of warble is: An abscessed boillike swelling on the back of cattle, deer, and certain other animals... Then he might be a bit more humble and less puss inducing. Just a thought.[/p][/quote]Mellow yellow you have Wikipedia! im impressed that you have taken such an intrest you have looked into further meanings of the word warble. Your a worthy deciple of the WATFORD WARBLER, another happy member of my fan club. Of course we know the real meaning of THE WATFORD WARBLER but you might have a point in using that descripition for Mr Zola. Well pointed out yellow mellow good work. You have permission from THE WATFORD WARBLER to join us in the 1881 are of the rokery v millwall to join me in a warble or two[/p][/quote]I have a dictionary. I just think warble is a very odd expression to have as a call sign, moniker, handle, ID or whatever you want to call it. As for joining you and your sanctimonious friends (a total of one, including your good self no doubt) in the 'rokery' well, erm, no thanks. And have a happy Christmas![/p][/quote]mellow I understand that you respect but fear THE WATFORD WARBLER, your right to do so, but the time you have taken researching and messaging me, well put this way lad THE WATFORD WARBLER has got your back. Your probably not ready to join the WATFORD WARBLER just want to admire from afar and I get that. But like I said as one of my fans I got your back brother[/p][/quote]I can definitely tell you are a Tit-Warbler stevyweavy
  • Score: 7

12:31am Tue 17 Dec 13

stevyweavy says...

Rosty'srocket wrote:
Crazy - Gianfranco has given us the hope of great football in the top level - The best days since GT in my opinion. Thank you Zola.
It's a sad day for us and for football here, a long term job and a chance to re charge in January. I think we will great difficulty in staving off the nose dive now . Lets hope not.
Unfortunately the crazy thing was making his mate assistant coach. Up until that point we were doing fine, then it was a slippery slope. He was effectively the master of his own downfall. You don't make it into arguably the best league in the world with an assistant coach that doesn't have the experience to coach (except supposedly in Lithuania?). He, for whatever reason, broke up a successful team and has now paid the price. Great guy, and could have gone down in Watford's history as one of the great Watford managers but for misplaced loyalty to his invisible friend. Let's just hope that too much damage has not been done and that someone else can turn it back around. I think they are doing a draw from all the supporters at Ipswich on Saturday to see who's caretaker manager for the day.
[quote][p][bold]Rosty'srocket[/bold] wrote: Crazy - Gianfranco has given us the hope of great football in the top level - The best days since GT in my opinion. Thank you Zola. It's a sad day for us and for football here, a long term job and a chance to re charge in January. I think we will great difficulty in staving off the nose dive now . Lets hope not.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the crazy thing was making his mate assistant coach. Up until that point we were doing fine, then it was a slippery slope. He was effectively the master of his own downfall. You don't make it into arguably the best league in the world with an assistant coach that doesn't have the experience to coach (except supposedly in Lithuania?). He, for whatever reason, broke up a successful team and has now paid the price. Great guy, and could have gone down in Watford's history as one of the great Watford managers but for misplaced loyalty to his invisible friend. Let's just hope that too much damage has not been done and that someone else can turn it back around. I think they are doing a draw from all the supporters at Ipswich on Saturday to see who's caretaker manager for the day. stevyweavy
  • Score: 7

1:49am Tue 17 Dec 13

Sydneyhornet says...

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. Sydneyhornet
  • Score: 3

1:52am Tue 17 Dec 13

Sydneyhornet says...

I've not been on here for some time.

If you haven't got a solution to a problem, then your opinion is rather pointless. However, we now have options.

Zola, he came up short last year. We needed to go up automatically, and he failed. We then missed out on the playoffs, I wonder if that was a micro example of this season.

I've nothing against the man. But he is not a masterful tactician nor a mediocre one. The proof was and is there for all to see.
I've not been on here for some time. If you haven't got a solution to a problem, then your opinion is rather pointless. However, we now have options. Zola, he came up short last year. We needed to go up automatically, and he failed. We then missed out on the playoffs, I wonder if that was a micro example of this season. I've nothing against the man. But he is not a masterful tactician nor a mediocre one. The proof was and is there for all to see. Sydneyhornet
  • Score: -2

5:53am Tue 17 Dec 13

chadderton orn says...

Why do i feel like life sucks this morning . have never felt like this when a manager as gone before. this is weird.
Why do i feel like life sucks this morning . have never felt like this when a manager as gone before. this is weird. chadderton orn
  • Score: 1

6:25am Tue 17 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

The Watford Warbler wrote:
lockerbiehornet wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
idiot.
I bet youve had a few dominos delivered Micky Quin ;)
Dont want to be pedantic Micky but if you start a sentance with idiot you need to start with a capital I you IDIOT!
The WATFORD WARBLER forgives you though
W4NK3R
coming from someone who has named her self after a bombing that killed 270 innocent people. THE WATFORD WARBLER looks down on you
There are a lot of things that get posted on this site that can become inflammatory, but I don't think I've ever read such a crassly moronic observation as that before. What an unbelievably idiotic thing to write. Do you actually think that is remotely funny, or necessary??
[quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]idiot.[/p][/quote]I bet youve had a few dominos delivered Micky Quin ;) Dont want to be pedantic Micky but if you start a sentance with idiot you need to start with a capital I you IDIOT! The WATFORD WARBLER forgives you though[/p][/quote]W4NK3R[/p][/quote]coming from someone who has named her self after a bombing that killed 270 innocent people. THE WATFORD WARBLER looks down on you[/p][/quote]There are a lot of things that get posted on this site that can become inflammatory, but I don't think I've ever read such a crassly moronic observation as that before. What an unbelievably idiotic thing to write. Do you actually think that is remotely funny, or necessary?? mellow yellow
  • Score: 6

6:30am Tue 17 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

chadderton orn wrote:
Why do i feel like life sucks this morning . have never felt like this when a manager as gone before. this is weird.
I felt like this once before... When GT Left us the first time. But that felt like a job done, time to move on, in many ways. This just feels hollow. Maybe some of us are caught up in the melodrama. In a few weeks we will feel differently. Possibly. But right now I'm feeling distinctly sad that all the superb goals from last season have concluded with this. But we will move on.

Back the next man. Whoever it is. (Unless its Gollum, of course)
[quote][p][bold]chadderton orn[/bold] wrote: Why do i feel like life sucks this morning . have never felt like this when a manager as gone before. this is weird.[/p][/quote]I felt like this once before... When GT Left us the first time. But that felt like a job done, time to move on, in many ways. This just feels hollow. Maybe some of us are caught up in the melodrama. In a few weeks we will feel differently. Possibly. But right now I'm feeling distinctly sad that all the superb goals from last season have concluded with this. But we will move on. Back the next man. Whoever it is. (Unless its Gollum, of course) mellow yellow
  • Score: 1

7:59am Tue 17 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

If Gollum is our next boss then I promise to run down Watford High Street witha cucumber sticking out of my.......
If Gollum is our next boss then I promise to run down Watford High Street witha cucumber sticking out of my....... Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 0

8:24am Tue 17 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
If Gollum is our next boss then I promise to run down Watford High Street witha cucumber sticking out of my.......
You want to be careful, HC. There are plenty of people on here who might gladly do the shoving of that cucumber...
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If Gollum is our next boss then I promise to run down Watford High Street witha cucumber sticking out of my.......[/p][/quote]You want to be careful, HC. There are plenty of people on here who might gladly do the shoving of that cucumber... mellow yellow
  • Score: 2

9:41am Tue 17 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

I was about to say out of my manbag....
I was about to say out of my manbag.... Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -2

9:54am Tue 17 Dec 13

bristol hornet says...

endean2 wrote:
what a true gentleman he is and I am sorry in some ways to see him go but
this is all about WFC AND THE FUTURE.
Just a thought, what happens to all the "muppets" who chased him out of the club, of course they didn't but you know what I mean.

What happens if the next man is a better Manager and we get promoted?
are they still muppets?

Hindsight is a great thing is it not
MUPPET!!!
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: what a true gentleman he is and I am sorry in some ways to see him go but this is all about WFC AND THE FUTURE. Just a thought, what happens to all the "muppets" who chased him out of the club, of course they didn't but you know what I mean. What happens if the next man is a better Manager and we get promoted? are they still muppets? Hindsight is a great thing is it not[/p][/quote]MUPPET!!! bristol hornet
  • Score: -2

9:59am Tue 17 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

I do believe that the Warbler has been taken off the site.

That comment he/she made about Lockerbie and bombs was a disgrace. There's no place for nastiness like that on this site, or anywhere.

HC
I do believe that the Warbler has been taken off the site. That comment he/she made about Lockerbie and bombs was a disgrace. There's no place for nastiness like that on this site, or anywhere. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 4

10:28am Tue 17 Dec 13

Goldentrue1 says...

demerit wrote:
Rookery Veteren wrote:
Shame shame shame. Numpties like HC and demerit will be pleased but this is a sad day and I am not sure how many years we will now wait to see the type of football GFZ had us playing before the wheels fell off.
Personally I would have given him more time . Its going to be interesting to see who they turn to now.The structure and international make up of the squad make it anything but straight forward.
Grow up RV. Oh, judging by your name you already have - pity you still can't spell veteran.

I am as sad as everyone else. Just practical. Using my brain and not my heart.
Brain?
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rookery Veteren[/bold] wrote: Shame shame shame. Numpties like HC and demerit will be pleased but this is a sad day and I am not sure how many years we will now wait to see the type of football GFZ had us playing before the wheels fell off. Personally I would have given him more time . Its going to be interesting to see who they turn to now.The structure and international make up of the squad make it anything but straight forward.[/p][/quote]Grow up RV. Oh, judging by your name you already have - pity you still can't spell veteran. I am as sad as everyone else. Just practical. Using my brain and not my heart.[/p][/quote]Brain? Goldentrue1
  • Score: 3

12:04pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

Goldentrue1 wrote:
demerit wrote:
Rookery Veteren wrote: Shame shame shame. Numpties like HC and demerit will be pleased but this is a sad day and I am not sure how many years we will now wait to see the type of football GFZ had us playing before the wheels fell off. Personally I would have given him more time . Its going to be interesting to see who they turn to now.The structure and international make up of the squad make it anything but straight forward.
Grow up RV. Oh, judging by your name you already have - pity you still can't spell veteran. I am as sad as everyone else. Just practical. Using my brain and not my heart.
Brain?
RV, you yourself said the wheels had fallen off. And I still believe that GZ leaving is the right move for him. There is no pleasure and no malice at all, I just believe that he couldn't rectify a spiralling position and has done the right thing.

Making tough decisions is never easy and just becuse some people are too emotionally-swayed, there is no need to start finger-pointing.

Some of us have said that GZ needs to go. Some of us have said things in a poor way, some of us have explained why we think he needs to leave.

The risk now is (a) the Pozzos' getting the right person in, and (b) the new manager making difficult decisions as to which players suit his playing style.

HC
[quote][p][bold]Goldentrue1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rookery Veteren[/bold] wrote: Shame shame shame. Numpties like HC and demerit will be pleased but this is a sad day and I am not sure how many years we will now wait to see the type of football GFZ had us playing before the wheels fell off. Personally I would have given him more time . Its going to be interesting to see who they turn to now.The structure and international make up of the squad make it anything but straight forward.[/p][/quote]Grow up RV. Oh, judging by your name you already have - pity you still can't spell veteran. I am as sad as everyone else. Just practical. Using my brain and not my heart.[/p][/quote]Brain?[/p][/quote]RV, you yourself said the wheels had fallen off. And I still believe that GZ leaving is the right move for him. There is no pleasure and no malice at all, I just believe that he couldn't rectify a spiralling position and has done the right thing. Making tough decisions is never easy and just becuse some people are too emotionally-swayed, there is no need to start finger-pointing. Some of us have said that GZ needs to go. Some of us have said things in a poor way, some of us have explained why we think he needs to leave. The risk now is (a) the Pozzos' getting the right person in, and (b) the new manager making difficult decisions as to which players suit his playing style. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 2

12:33pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Harry's Bar says...

When I heard the news I felt sick, yes, a feeling like you'd just lost a beautiful girlfriend. What a shame after coming so close last season that it ended like this. We may improve, we may go up but it won't be quite the same without Zola.
When I heard the news I felt sick, yes, a feeling like you'd just lost a beautiful girlfriend. What a shame after coming so close last season that it ended like this. We may improve, we may go up but it won't be quite the same without Zola. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Tue 17 Dec 13

soulfulhornet says...

Sad to see Gianfranco go. I thank him for possibly the best football ever seen at the Vic and a great season and I wish him well for the future. Gracious too, even in his resignation, he left with his dignity in tact and did not wait for the boot and golden hand shake.

But I’m not surprised as recent comments from him suggested he had run out of ideas. He tried different players, different systems and bringing new players in the loan transfer window. None seemed to work in the short term.

Whilst the manager takes ultimate responsibility for results, the players need to take a look at themselves too. There have been too many individual mistakes from many of them right across the pitch from keeper, to defence, midfield and attack. I don’t just mean silly errors, but wrong options being taken e.g. passing when should shoot and vice versa.

There is only so much the manager can do and once they cross the white line it is also down to them. These players are capable of so much more as we have seen in glimpses and our current league position does not reflect their true ability.

As far as a replacement is concerned, I am wary of untried (in English leagues) imports as the Championship is very different one to Seria A or B or La Liga.

I don’t think we will be able to afford the likes of Steve Clark or Di Matteo as their payoffs would exceed their potential earnings from WFC. I heard Di Matteo is still on £100k+ per week!!!! (Crazy I know, but not impossible).

Who would I prefer ?

How about Thierry Henry ? with Lee Dixon as his right hand man. Lee always sounds great on TV, knowledgeable and intelligent especially defensively, where our lack of organisation is obvious.

If not those two, how about a return for Malky should Cardiff get rid? At the time of his departure, we all thought of him as Judas, but given the subsequent Bassini saga, who can blame him for going ? Read his interview on the Watford Legends site for some insight. He knows the club, the division and is tough and will take no nonsense from the players.
Sad to see Gianfranco go. I thank him for possibly the best football ever seen at the Vic and a great season and I wish him well for the future. Gracious too, even in his resignation, he left with his dignity in tact and did not wait for the boot and golden hand shake. But I’m not surprised as recent comments from him suggested he had run out of ideas. He tried different players, different systems and bringing new players in the loan transfer window. None seemed to work in the short term. Whilst the manager takes ultimate responsibility for results, the players need to take a look at themselves too. There have been too many individual mistakes from many of them right across the pitch from keeper, to defence, midfield and attack. I don’t just mean silly errors, but wrong options being taken e.g. passing when should shoot and vice versa. There is only so much the manager can do and once they cross the white line it is also down to them. These players are capable of so much more as we have seen in glimpses and our current league position does not reflect their true ability. As far as a replacement is concerned, I am wary of untried (in English leagues) imports as the Championship is very different one to Seria A or B or La Liga. I don’t think we will be able to afford the likes of Steve Clark or Di Matteo as their payoffs would exceed their potential earnings from WFC. I heard Di Matteo is still on £100k+ per week!!!! (Crazy I know, but not impossible). Who would I prefer ? How about Thierry Henry ? with Lee Dixon as his right hand man. Lee always sounds great on TV, knowledgeable and intelligent especially defensively, where our lack of organisation is obvious. If not those two, how about a return for Malky should Cardiff get rid? At the time of his departure, we all thought of him as Judas, but given the subsequent Bassini saga, who can blame him for going ? Read his interview on the Watford Legends site for some insight. He knows the club, the division and is tough and will take no nonsense from the players. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 0

12:46pm Tue 17 Dec 13

lockerbiehornet says...

mellow yellow wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
lockerbiehornet wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
idiot.
I bet youve had a few dominos delivered Micky Quin ;)
Dont want to be pedantic Micky but if you start a sentance with idiot you need to start with a capital I you IDIOT!
The WATFORD WARBLER forgives you though
W4NK3R
coming from someone who has named her self after a bombing that killed 270 innocent people. THE WATFORD WARBLER looks down on you
There are a lot of things that get posted on this site that can become inflammatory, but I don't think I've ever read such a crassly moronic observation as that before. What an unbelievably idiotic thing to write. Do you actually think that is remotely funny, or necessary??
Because, up until 3 weeks ago I lived there you cretin, most posters seem to identify themselves by where they are in the country, likewise I did the same. Your comments are cruel enough for those involved and your timing (4 days from the 25th anniversary) is derisory at best. Think about things before you post stuff like that in future.. Dinlow
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]idiot.[/p][/quote]I bet youve had a few dominos delivered Micky Quin ;) Dont want to be pedantic Micky but if you start a sentance with idiot you need to start with a capital I you IDIOT! The WATFORD WARBLER forgives you though[/p][/quote]W4NK3R[/p][/quote]coming from someone who has named her self after a bombing that killed 270 innocent people. THE WATFORD WARBLER looks down on you[/p][/quote]There are a lot of things that get posted on this site that can become inflammatory, but I don't think I've ever read such a crassly moronic observation as that before. What an unbelievably idiotic thing to write. Do you actually think that is remotely funny, or necessary??[/p][/quote]Because, up until 3 weeks ago I lived there you cretin, most posters seem to identify themselves by where they are in the country, likewise I did the same. Your comments are cruel enough for those involved and your timing (4 days from the 25th anniversary) is derisory at best. Think about things before you post stuff like that in future.. Dinlow lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 6

3:03pm Tue 17 Dec 13

JonBoy says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
lockerbiehornet wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
The Watford Warbler wrote:
Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign
THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results
idiot.
I bet youve had a few dominos delivered Micky Quin ;)
Dont want to be pedantic Micky but if you start a sentance with idiot you need to start with a capital I you IDIOT!
The WATFORD WARBLER forgives you though
W4NK3R
coming from someone who has named her self after a bombing that killed 270 innocent people. THE WATFORD WARBLER looks down on you
There are a lot of things that get posted on this site that can become inflammatory, but I don't think I've ever read such a crassly moronic observation as that before. What an unbelievably idiotic thing to write. Do you actually think that is remotely funny, or necessary??
Because, up until 3 weeks ago I lived there you cretin, most posters seem to identify themselves by where they are in the country, likewise I did the same. Your comments are cruel enough for those involved and your timing (4 days from the 25th anniversary) is derisory at best. Think about things before you post stuff like that in future.. Dinlow
You do realise the Watford Warbler is probably some spotty youth? His postings certainly sound juvenile.
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Watford Warbler[/bold] wrote: Like Dominos pizza THE WATFORD WARBLER ALWAYS DELIVERS as promised earlier "The WATFORD WARBLER will have him removed by Christmas though what ever happens so rest assuared" And BANG! i had him resign THE WATFORD WARBLER rustles feathers, rattles cages andsplits opinion but by God does the WARBLER get results[/p][/quote]idiot.[/p][/quote]I bet youve had a few dominos delivered Micky Quin ;) Dont want to be pedantic Micky but if you start a sentance with idiot you need to start with a capital I you IDIOT! The WATFORD WARBLER forgives you though[/p][/quote]W4NK3R[/p][/quote]coming from someone who has named her self after a bombing that killed 270 innocent people. THE WATFORD WARBLER looks down on you[/p][/quote]There are a lot of things that get posted on this site that can become inflammatory, but I don't think I've ever read such a crassly moronic observation as that before. What an unbelievably idiotic thing to write. Do you actually think that is remotely funny, or necessary??[/p][/quote]Because, up until 3 weeks ago I lived there you cretin, most posters seem to identify themselves by where they are in the country, likewise I did the same. Your comments are cruel enough for those involved and your timing (4 days from the 25th anniversary) is derisory at best. Think about things before you post stuff like that in future.. Dinlow[/p][/quote]You do realise the Watford Warbler is probably some spotty youth? His postings certainly sound juvenile. JonBoy
  • Score: 1

8:43pm Tue 17 Dec 13

KeithMercer says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
I do believe that the Warbler has been taken off the site.

That comment he/she made about Lockerbie and bombs was a disgrace. There's no place for nastiness like that on this site, or anywhere.

HC
Good Riddance to a bad smell HC !
I dont mind anyone having a different opinion to myself and happy to debate with the likes of you,Roger,demerit etc, but that bloke just wasted everyones time with his constant and at times very offensive drivel .
Lets move on !
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: I do believe that the Warbler has been taken off the site. That comment he/she made about Lockerbie and bombs was a disgrace. There's no place for nastiness like that on this site, or anywhere. HC[/p][/quote]Good Riddance to a bad smell HC ! I dont mind anyone having a different opinion to myself and happy to debate with the likes of you,Roger,demerit etc, but that bloke just wasted everyones time with his constant and at times very offensive drivel . Lets move on ! KeithMercer
  • Score: 1

9:07pm Tue 17 Dec 13

SAHornet says...

Sydneyhornet wrote:
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I'm speechless
[quote][p][bold]Sydneyhornet[/bold] wrote: .[/p][/quote]I'm speechless SAHornet
  • Score: 1

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