Gabriel Tamas: 'Watford will have a great season if players understand Beppe Sannino's message'

Gabriel Tamas impressed at Doncaster Rovers. Picture: Action Images

Gabriel Tamas impressed at Doncaster Rovers. Picture: Action Images

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New signing Gabriel Tamas believes Watford will have a successful season if the players utilise Beppe Sannino’s knowledge and are able to follow his instructions.

Tamas praised Sannino and believes the head coach’s English is at a level where he can explain what he wants from his team.

“I have found the head coach to be very good. I like him,” Tamas said.

“I like what he wants to do with the team. If we can understand the training and his knowledge then we will have a great season.”

Sannino stated his desire to considerably improve his English over the summer break and the club have also hired a full-time English teacher to work alongside him.

“He gets his message across, he explains a lot,” Tamas said.

“He also has a teacher with him, although in training he does speak in English. He is trying to improve his English so he can get his messages across.”

Sannino provided Watford with defensive stability when he first arrived at the club in December and the team improved as an attacking force as the months progressed.

The Hornets have strengthened their squad considerably this summer in all areas of the pitch. Heurelho Gomes is the new number one, Tamas, Craig Cathcart and Juan Carlos Paredes have improved the backline, Daniel Tozser has returned, and Lloyd Dyer and Matej Vydra should make the Golden Boys a more dangerous attacking force.

And Tamas boldly stated: “With these players, I’m telling you we will score a lot of goals this season. So the main problem will be making sure we do not concede many goals.

“We are learning how not to concede [in training] and [if we can] then we will be in the top places.”

He added: “I think the squad are good enough to get automatic promotion. We can’t speak about it now because it is pre-season. We have to work hard now for the Championship season because you only get one pre-season.”

Tamas joined Watford this summer on a free transfer and claims he accepted the club’s offer without looking for any alternatives.

The 30-year-old revealed he was a transfer target of the Pozzo family and Udinese a couple of years ago when he was a West Bromwich Albion player.

He believes English football is the best in the world and rejected the offer to move to Italy as he was a Premier League footballer at the time.

The Romanian international’s stock has fallen in the last couple of years after several off-the-field problems.

In 2011 the defender and ex-Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu were given life bans by Romania after drinking before a friendly match with San Marino, although the bans were lifted 43 days later.

In June last year he was arrested after kicking in a door to get into a block of flats in Bucharest. He was said to be drunk at the time and was arrested after falling asleep on the first floor.

And he was left without a club in October when his contract with Romanian club CFR Cluj was terminated after just a week due to what were claimed to be alcohol-related incidents.

He joined Doncaster Rovers in January and impressed for the then Championship club in 14 appearances, although he was also involved in a nightclub fracas in March that resulted in the defender suffering a fractured cheek bone.

Tamas strongly denied he had an alcohol problem and said: “I don’t want to discuss my private life but when it comes to alcohol, no I have never had a problem.

“When you go out on your day off then I think it is normal for every human being [to have a drink]. So if someone says I have an alcohol problem then they are stupid.”

Tamas is a vocal and dominant centre half – which Watford arguably lacked for most of last season.

He has played for several European clubs, including Galatasaray, Spartak Moscow, Auxerre and Celta Vigo.

However, the last of his 63 caps for Romania came in March 2013 and he hopes his performances will earn a recall.

“I hope to earn another cap because I never retired from the national team,” he said. “If I start playing and I’m doing well then I think they will call me back into the squad.”

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8:13am Fri 18 Jul 14

andyandyandy says...

If???
If??? andyandyandy
  • Score: -14

8:18am Fri 18 Jul 14

mkhornet says...

He could be a great signing if as he says he doesn't have a drinking problem. Let's hope that he's right, only time will tell.
He could be a great signing if as he says he doesn't have a drinking problem. Let's hope that he's right, only time will tell. mkhornet
  • Score: 14

8:31am Fri 18 Jul 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

I like this guy. Could be a big step towards a lot more clean sheets!
I like this guy. Could be a big step towards a lot more clean sheets! JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 25

8:39am Fri 18 Jul 14

jimbowfc says...

Sounds like a good player, but is he flawed? I hope not!
Sounds like a good player, but is he flawed? I hope not! jimbowfc
  • Score: 4

8:39am Fri 18 Jul 14

mickallen57 says...

Can't wait for the new season to begin.It seems all the puzzle parts are fitted nicely together. With a squad that has class and speed and guts to spare we should be able to battle it out for a top spot.
As Tamas says if we can stop the leaking of goals we will be up there in automatic promotion place . I know we have been here before but it seems that expectations this time are based on firmer foundations With Matty ;Troy ; Dyer and Anya burning up the pitch scoring should not be a problem. COYH Sorry if I get carried away can't help it
Can't wait for the new season to begin.It seems all the puzzle parts are fitted nicely together. With a squad that has class and speed and guts to spare we should be able to battle it out for a top spot. As Tamas says if we can stop the leaking of goals we will be up there in automatic promotion place . I know we have been here before but it seems that expectations this time are based on firmer foundations With Matty ;Troy ; Dyer and Anya burning up the pitch scoring should not be a problem. COYH Sorry if I get carried away can't help it mickallen57
  • Score: 20

8:48am Fri 18 Jul 14

Poppet Bear says...

Can't help feeling excited about the new season but I was so disappointed last year, I'm trying not to get too carried away. Let's just hope the team don't think they'll "walk it" without trying.
Can't help feeling excited about the new season but I was so disappointed last year, I'm trying not to get too carried away. Let's just hope the team don't think they'll "walk it" without trying. Poppet Bear
  • Score: 17

9:29am Fri 18 Jul 14

Harry's Bar says...

Sounds like a confrontational type of person, which could be good on the pitch, as we lacked those sort of players last season. Maybe not so good if he isn't picked though.
Sounds like a confrontational type of person, which could be good on the pitch, as we lacked those sort of players last season. Maybe not so good if he isn't picked though. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 4

9:42am Fri 18 Jul 14

mkhornet says...

To quote an old cliche, "Let's take it one game at a time" and not get too carried away. There are a lot of very good teams in this division, more than last year I believe. Also let's hope that "Beppe" has sorted out the discipline problem as being a "confrontational" player is all well and good when it's controlled but can cost us valuable points if players keep getting suspended. It's "controlled aggression" that we want, not the red mist coming down and making stupid tackles as happened far too often last season. Get all these things in place and we can definitely be up among the front runners. COYH!!
To quote an old cliche, "Let's take it one game at a time" and not get too carried away. There are a lot of very good teams in this division, more than last year I believe. Also let's hope that "Beppe" has sorted out the discipline problem as being a "confrontational" player is all well and good when it's controlled but can cost us valuable points if players keep getting suspended. It's "controlled aggression" that we want, not the red mist coming down and making stupid tackles as happened far too often last season. Get all these things in place and we can definitely be up among the front runners. COYH!! mkhornet
  • Score: 10

9:48am Fri 18 Jul 14

Boosey says...

It sounds to me that he is very frustrated with himself. he knows he has the talent to be further ahead in his career and he knows he has made mistakes in the past.
I believe we have a very good player and he will become a favourite among the supporters, If he gets recalled to his national team all the better.
If this all comes to fruition I don't care how many beers he has.
It sounds to me that he is very frustrated with himself. he knows he has the talent to be further ahead in his career and he knows he has made mistakes in the past. I believe we have a very good player and he will become a favourite among the supporters, If he gets recalled to his national team all the better. If this all comes to fruition I don't care how many beers he has. Boosey
  • Score: 15

9:58am Fri 18 Jul 14

bushey tales says...

Boosey wrote:
It sounds to me that he is very frustrated with himself. he knows he has the talent to be further ahead in his career and he knows he has made mistakes in the past.
I believe we have a very good player and he will become a favourite among the supporters, If he gets recalled to his national team all the better.
If this all comes to fruition I don't care how many beers he has.
'Boosey.' Hmm.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: It sounds to me that he is very frustrated with himself. he knows he has the talent to be further ahead in his career and he knows he has made mistakes in the past. I believe we have a very good player and he will become a favourite among the supporters, If he gets recalled to his national team all the better. If this all comes to fruition I don't care how many beers he has.[/p][/quote]'Boosey.' Hmm. bushey tales
  • Score: 2

10:14am Fri 18 Jul 14

endean2 says...

the manager must be able to communicate properly with his players,not
just by waving his arms around and jumping up and down.

Clear and concise instructions for all to understand, well were a little away
from that at present it seems but I seriously hope that Beppes English
teacher is working overtime now.
the manager must be able to communicate properly with his players,not just by waving his arms around and jumping up and down. Clear and concise instructions for all to understand, well were a little away from that at present it seems but I seriously hope that Beppes English teacher is working overtime now. endean2
  • Score: -5

10:24am Fri 18 Jul 14

ORBY says...

Do you recall Aidy & Malky sending on subs with written messages??? Far better to have a coach that can communicate.
Do you recall Aidy & Malky sending on subs with written messages??? Far better to have a coach that can communicate. ORBY
  • Score: -3

10:31am Fri 18 Jul 14

corbindallas says...

I think we are in a lot better position this season than last with the squad we have, to many ad hocs happening last season to gel the squad especially with the midfield additions coming and going, if we keep hold of Deeney we must surely be expecting a minimum play off place even with the good and more stronger teams in the league this year I rate our chances, really pleased Gomes is at the club I do rate him more so than Almunia (I know his double save against Leicester was club legend status) but thought his time was up with us last season and bless Doyley but we now have other stronger options, Tamas may be a worthy captain shout if he is as vocal as stated, as for Beppe his English is fine from his interviews so can't see a problem this year with that.?
I think we are in a lot better position this season than last with the squad we have, to many ad hocs happening last season to gel the squad especially with the midfield additions coming and going, if we keep hold of Deeney we must surely be expecting a minimum play off place even with the good and more stronger teams in the league this year I rate our chances, really pleased Gomes is at the club I do rate him more so than Almunia (I know his double save against Leicester was club legend status) but thought his time was up with us last season and bless Doyley but we now have other stronger options, Tamas may be a worthy captain shout if he is as vocal as stated, as for Beppe his English is fine from his interviews so can't see a problem this year with that.? corbindallas
  • Score: 10

11:46am Fri 18 Jul 14

Bush Hornet says...

We'll see what Beppe's man management is like with this player. If he can keep him happy and involved then he'll be a good asset it's obvious.

As for promotion, yes we should do it this time round but it won't always be pretty and some teams will just come to try and stop us so hopefully there'll be enough character to grind results out. There'll be more vitriol from the likes of Holloway too so strap yourselves in. But I see a promotion party and hopefully the title. Stupid, dangerous talk I know. Forgive me. We're going down.
We'll see what Beppe's man management is like with this player. If he can keep him happy and involved then he'll be a good asset it's obvious. As for promotion, yes we should do it this time round but it won't always be pretty and some teams will just come to try and stop us so hopefully there'll be enough character to grind results out. There'll be more vitriol from the likes of Holloway too so strap yourselves in. But I see a promotion party and hopefully the title. Stupid, dangerous talk I know. Forgive me. We're going down. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 7

12:22pm Fri 18 Jul 14

D.unstable says...

I believe him when he says he does not have a problem with alcohol, I think they probably get on well together.

Good luck to him and I think he will prove to be one of the first on the teamsheet next to Angella.

I wouldn't want to be up against him as a centre forward.
I believe him when he says he does not have a problem with alcohol, I think they probably get on well together. Good luck to him and I think he will prove to be one of the first on the teamsheet next to Angella. I wouldn't want to be up against him as a centre forward. D.unstable
  • Score: 8

1:08pm Fri 18 Jul 14

stiffler99 says...

corbindallas wrote:
I think we are in a lot better position this season than last with the squad we have, to many ad hocs happening last season to gel the squad especially with the midfield additions coming and going, if we keep hold of Deeney we must surely be expecting a minimum play off place even with the good and more stronger teams in the league this year I rate our chances, really pleased Gomes is at the club I do rate him more so than Almunia (I know his double save against Leicester was club legend status) but thought his time was up with us last season and bless Doyley but we now have other stronger options, Tamas may be a worthy captain shout if he is as vocal as stated, as for Beppe his English is fine from his interviews so can't see a problem this year with that.?
Don't for one minute think Doyley will just be a bit part to our season. he will prove you wrong yet again!
[quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: I think we are in a lot better position this season than last with the squad we have, to many ad hocs happening last season to gel the squad especially with the midfield additions coming and going, if we keep hold of Deeney we must surely be expecting a minimum play off place even with the good and more stronger teams in the league this year I rate our chances, really pleased Gomes is at the club I do rate him more so than Almunia (I know his double save against Leicester was club legend status) but thought his time was up with us last season and bless Doyley but we now have other stronger options, Tamas may be a worthy captain shout if he is as vocal as stated, as for Beppe his English is fine from his interviews so can't see a problem this year with that.?[/p][/quote]Don't for one minute think Doyley will just be a bit part to our season. he will prove you wrong yet again! stiffler99
  • Score: 12

1:29pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Anybody_There says...

I would have felt happier that his behaviour is likely to change if he was willing to admit that he has a problem with drink. He just sounds like someone who is denial with his comment about not having a problem when it has obviously had such a detrimental effect on his career in the past. Would he not be better admitting he had a problem in the past, is seeking advice and help, and then prove it is all behind him by helping the Hornets to promotion.
I would have felt happier that his behaviour is likely to change if he was willing to admit that he has a problem with drink. He just sounds like someone who is denial with his comment about not having a problem when it has obviously had such a detrimental effect on his career in the past. Would he not be better admitting he had a problem in the past, is seeking advice and help, and then prove it is all behind him by helping the Hornets to promotion. Anybody_There
  • Score: 4

2:15pm Fri 18 Jul 14

honest-view says...

Just a comment regarding next seasons games televised.
I now think SKY do not like us as well as BBC,
look at their screening of matches, Watford only have one at home,
none away?
compare the other teams.
Just a comment regarding next seasons games televised. I now think SKY do not like us as well as BBC, look at their screening of matches, Watford only have one at home, none away? compare the other teams. honest-view
  • Score: 2

3:43pm Fri 18 Jul 14

tonyevans22 says...

There is only 3 messages he needs to get across,Defend well,score goals,win the game.Job done.
There is only 3 messages he needs to get across,Defend well,score goals,win the game.Job done. tonyevans22
  • Score: 3

4:06pm Fri 18 Jul 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

honest-view wrote:
Just a comment regarding next seasons games televised.
I now think SKY do not like us as well as BBC,
look at their screening of matches, Watford only have one at home,
none away?
compare the other teams.
Keeps us under the radar though doesn't it

I'm more than happy to creep up the table without it being splashed all over SkySports.
[quote][p][bold]honest-view[/bold] wrote: Just a comment regarding next seasons games televised. I now think SKY do not like us as well as BBC, look at their screening of matches, Watford only have one at home, none away? compare the other teams.[/p][/quote]Keeps us under the radar though doesn't it I'm more than happy to creep up the table without it being splashed all over SkySports. JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 7

4:21pm Fri 18 Jul 14

corbindallas says...

stiffler99 wrote:
corbindallas wrote:
I think we are in a lot better position this season than last with the squad we have, to many ad hocs happening last season to gel the squad especially with the midfield additions coming and going, if we keep hold of Deeney we must surely be expecting a minimum play off place even with the good and more stronger teams in the league this year I rate our chances, really pleased Gomes is at the club I do rate him more so than Almunia (I know his double save against Leicester was club legend status) but thought his time was up with us last season and bless Doyley but we now have other stronger options, Tamas may be a worthy captain shout if he is as vocal as stated, as for Beppe his English is fine from his interviews so can't see a problem this year with that.?
Don't for one minute think Doyley will just be a bit part to our season. he will prove you wrong yet again!
I have not written him off just stating facts there are better options now for his position in the 1st squad, also you must have me mistaken for someone else on proving me wrong again, if you bother to read my previous posts you will see I rate him highly as a loyal and hard working player who has stuck by us thick and thin, but facts are facts, so you prove nothing!
[quote][p][bold]stiffler99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: I think we are in a lot better position this season than last with the squad we have, to many ad hocs happening last season to gel the squad especially with the midfield additions coming and going, if we keep hold of Deeney we must surely be expecting a minimum play off place even with the good and more stronger teams in the league this year I rate our chances, really pleased Gomes is at the club I do rate him more so than Almunia (I know his double save against Leicester was club legend status) but thought his time was up with us last season and bless Doyley but we now have other stronger options, Tamas may be a worthy captain shout if he is as vocal as stated, as for Beppe his English is fine from his interviews so can't see a problem this year with that.?[/p][/quote]Don't for one minute think Doyley will just be a bit part to our season. he will prove you wrong yet again![/p][/quote]I have not written him off just stating facts there are better options now for his position in the 1st squad, also you must have me mistaken for someone else on proving me wrong again, if you bother to read my previous posts you will see I rate him highly as a loyal and hard working player who has stuck by us thick and thin, but facts are facts, so you prove nothing! corbindallas
  • Score: 2

5:49pm Fri 18 Jul 14

jaemae2 says...

JohnnyBarnes wrote:
I like this guy. Could be a big step towards a lot more clean sheets!
you obviously haven't seen him play much...
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyBarnes[/bold] wrote: I like this guy. Could be a big step towards a lot more clean sheets![/p][/quote]you obviously haven't seen him play much... jaemae2
  • Score: -2

5:50pm Fri 18 Jul 14

jaemae2 says...

mickallen57 wrote:
Can't wait for the new season to begin.It seems all the puzzle parts are fitted nicely together. With a squad that has class and speed and guts to spare we should be able to battle it out for a top spot.
As Tamas says if we can stop the leaking of goals we will be up there in automatic promotion place . I know we have been here before but it seems that expectations this time are based on firmer foundations With Matty ;Troy ; Dyer and Anya burning up the pitch scoring should not be a problem. COYH Sorry if I get carried away can't help it
if Tamas is in the team, the defense won't be able to stop leaking goals...
[quote][p][bold]mickallen57[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the new season to begin.It seems all the puzzle parts are fitted nicely together. With a squad that has class and speed and guts to spare we should be able to battle it out for a top spot. As Tamas says if we can stop the leaking of goals we will be up there in automatic promotion place . I know we have been here before but it seems that expectations this time are based on firmer foundations With Matty ;Troy ; Dyer and Anya burning up the pitch scoring should not be a problem. COYH Sorry if I get carried away can't help it[/p][/quote]if Tamas is in the team, the defense won't be able to stop leaking goals... jaemae2
  • Score: -4

6:10pm Fri 18 Jul 14

stiffler99 says...

corbindallas wrote:
stiffler99 wrote:
corbindallas wrote:
I think we are in a lot better position this season than last with the squad we have, to many ad hocs happening last season to gel the squad especially with the midfield additions coming and going, if we keep hold of Deeney we must surely be expecting a minimum play off place even with the good and more stronger teams in the league this year I rate our chances, really pleased Gomes is at the club I do rate him more so than Almunia (I know his double save against Leicester was club legend status) but thought his time was up with us last season and bless Doyley but we now have other stronger options, Tamas may be a worthy captain shout if he is as vocal as stated, as for Beppe his English is fine from his interviews so can't see a problem this year with that.?
Don't for one minute think Doyley will just be a bit part to our season. he will prove you wrong yet again!
I have not written him off just stating facts there are better options now for his position in the 1st squad, also you must have me mistaken for someone else on proving me wrong again, if you bother to read my previous posts you will see I rate him highly as a loyal and hard working player who has stuck by us thick and thin, but facts are facts, so you prove nothing!
Sorry corbindallas. Didn't intend to upset you. Think you are a bit too sensitive. I just like to see Doyley in the team at least as long as he can still prove he can do it.
[quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stiffler99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: I think we are in a lot better position this season than last with the squad we have, to many ad hocs happening last season to gel the squad especially with the midfield additions coming and going, if we keep hold of Deeney we must surely be expecting a minimum play off place even with the good and more stronger teams in the league this year I rate our chances, really pleased Gomes is at the club I do rate him more so than Almunia (I know his double save against Leicester was club legend status) but thought his time was up with us last season and bless Doyley but we now have other stronger options, Tamas may be a worthy captain shout if he is as vocal as stated, as for Beppe his English is fine from his interviews so can't see a problem this year with that.?[/p][/quote]Don't for one minute think Doyley will just be a bit part to our season. he will prove you wrong yet again![/p][/quote]I have not written him off just stating facts there are better options now for his position in the 1st squad, also you must have me mistaken for someone else on proving me wrong again, if you bother to read my previous posts you will see I rate him highly as a loyal and hard working player who has stuck by us thick and thin, but facts are facts, so you prove nothing![/p][/quote]Sorry corbindallas. Didn't intend to upset you. Think you are a bit too sensitive. I just like to see Doyley in the team at least as long as he can still prove he can do it. stiffler99
  • Score: 0

7:02pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Man from Pinner says...

Boosey wrote:
It sounds to me that he is very frustrated with himself. he knows he has the talent to be further ahead in his career and he knows he has made mistakes in the past.
I believe we have a very good player and he will become a favourite among the supporters, If he gets recalled to his national team all the better.
If this all comes to fruition I don't care how many beers he has.
If he helps us get promotion I will buy him one.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: It sounds to me that he is very frustrated with himself. he knows he has the talent to be further ahead in his career and he knows he has made mistakes in the past. I believe we have a very good player and he will become a favourite among the supporters, If he gets recalled to his national team all the better. If this all comes to fruition I don't care how many beers he has.[/p][/quote]If he helps us get promotion I will buy him one. Man from Pinner
  • Score: 4

7:02pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Man from Pinner says...

Boosey wrote:
It sounds to me that he is very frustrated with himself. he knows he has the talent to be further ahead in his career and he knows he has made mistakes in the past.
I believe we have a very good player and he will become a favourite among the supporters, If he gets recalled to his national team all the better.
If this all comes to fruition I don't care how many beers he has.
If he helps us get promotion I will buy him one.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: It sounds to me that he is very frustrated with himself. he knows he has the talent to be further ahead in his career and he knows he has made mistakes in the past. I believe we have a very good player and he will become a favourite among the supporters, If he gets recalled to his national team all the better. If this all comes to fruition I don't care how many beers he has.[/p][/quote]If he helps us get promotion I will buy him one. Man from Pinner
  • Score: 1

9:50pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Hornet Cornet says...

imagine you're 70 years old and Dolly Parton walks into a bar and checks you out. Would you?

HC
imagine you're 70 years old and Dolly Parton walks into a bar and checks you out. Would you? HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 3

1:45am Sat 19 Jul 14

PozzoHornet says...

I think Troy's got a contender for the 'Most Outspoken Player' title. Agree though that he sounds in denial and confrontational. I'm a doubter. Hope he proves me wrong.

On a separate note, I wouldn't be too worried about Sannino's English capabilities. The title of the article is somewhat misleading, and looks like it's attempting to make a story out of nothing. Clickbait, essentially. In any case, football vocabulary is fairly limited, so with a full time English teacher now to help him improve on his already passable English, he'll be fine in the 3 weeks between now and the start of the season.

I hope everyone is keeping grounded after last year, but reading some of the comments, some on here sound like giddy school girls. Calm down everyone. As we know, it's not always a fairy tale.
I think Troy's got a contender for the 'Most Outspoken Player' title. Agree though that he sounds in denial and confrontational. I'm a doubter. Hope he proves me wrong. On a separate note, I wouldn't be too worried about Sannino's English capabilities. The title of the article is somewhat misleading, and looks like it's attempting to make a story out of nothing. Clickbait, essentially. In any case, football vocabulary is fairly limited, so with a full time English teacher now to help him improve on his already passable English, he'll be fine in the 3 weeks between now and the start of the season. I hope everyone is keeping grounded after last year, but reading some of the comments, some on here sound like giddy school girls. Calm down everyone. As we know, it's not always a fairy tale. PozzoHornet
  • Score: 2

8:13am Sat 19 Jul 14

mattymashup says...

JohnnyBarnes wrote:
honest-view wrote:
Just a comment regarding next seasons games televised.
I now think SKY do not like us as well as BBC,
look at their screening of matches, Watford only have one at home,
none away?
compare the other teams.
Keeps us under the radar though doesn't it

I'm more than happy to creep up the table without it being splashed all over SkySports.
Sky will show a lot of our games if we get up the table...last year we were lower mid table team so it's no surprise we haven't been selected much for live coverage.

See what happens in a couple of months if we string together some serious results!!!
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyBarnes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]honest-view[/bold] wrote: Just a comment regarding next seasons games televised. I now think SKY do not like us as well as BBC, look at their screening of matches, Watford only have one at home, none away? compare the other teams.[/p][/quote]Keeps us under the radar though doesn't it I'm more than happy to creep up the table without it being splashed all over SkySports.[/p][/quote]Sky will show a lot of our games if we get up the table...last year we were lower mid table team so it's no surprise we haven't been selected much for live coverage. See what happens in a couple of months if we string together some serious results!!! mattymashup
  • Score: 1

9:38am Sat 19 Jul 14

mellow yellow says...

mattymashup wrote:
JohnnyBarnes wrote:
honest-view wrote:
Just a comment regarding next seasons games televised.
I now think SKY do not like us as well as BBC,
look at their screening of matches, Watford only have one at home,
none away?
compare the other teams.
Keeps us under the radar though doesn't it

I'm more than happy to creep up the table without it being splashed all over SkySports.
Sky will show a lot of our games if we get up the table...last year we were lower mid table team so it's no surprise we haven't been selected much for live coverage.

See what happens in a couple of months if we string together some serious results!!!
All TV companies love goals. I'm sure it won't be long before this team starts to be noticed. Feet on the ground, but very positive vibes right now.
[quote][p][bold]mattymashup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnnyBarnes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]honest-view[/bold] wrote: Just a comment regarding next seasons games televised. I now think SKY do not like us as well as BBC, look at their screening of matches, Watford only have one at home, none away? compare the other teams.[/p][/quote]Keeps us under the radar though doesn't it I'm more than happy to creep up the table without it being splashed all over SkySports.[/p][/quote]Sky will show a lot of our games if we get up the table...last year we were lower mid table team so it's no surprise we haven't been selected much for live coverage. See what happens in a couple of months if we string together some serious results!!![/p][/quote]All TV companies love goals. I'm sure it won't be long before this team starts to be noticed. Feet on the ground, but very positive vibes right now. mellow yellow
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10:55am Sat 19 Jul 14

Harry's Bar says...

PozzoHornet wrote:
I think Troy's got a contender for the 'Most Outspoken Player' title. Agree though that he sounds in denial and confrontational. I'm a doubter. Hope he proves me wrong.

On a separate note, I wouldn't be too worried about Sannino's English capabilities. The title of the article is somewhat misleading, and looks like it's attempting to make a story out of nothing. Clickbait, essentially. In any case, football vocabulary is fairly limited, so with a full time English teacher now to help him improve on his already passable English, he'll be fine in the 3 weeks between now and the start of the season.

I hope everyone is keeping grounded after last year, but reading some of the comments, some on here sound like giddy school girls. Calm down everyone. As we know, it's not always a fairy tale.
There haven't been too many over the top comments this year to be fair. Comments like "we're going to smash this league", they'll be quaking in their boots" and "we're going to hand out some hidings" you don't read as much, still see a few though.

I'm always a bit suspicious when players come out and publicly praise the manager, always wonder what their motives are. I remember they interviewed that Mackie after the Forest away game and all he kept saying was how great a manager Billy Davies was... he got sacked a few weeks later.
[quote][p][bold]PozzoHornet[/bold] wrote: I think Troy's got a contender for the 'Most Outspoken Player' title. Agree though that he sounds in denial and confrontational. I'm a doubter. Hope he proves me wrong. On a separate note, I wouldn't be too worried about Sannino's English capabilities. The title of the article is somewhat misleading, and looks like it's attempting to make a story out of nothing. Clickbait, essentially. In any case, football vocabulary is fairly limited, so with a full time English teacher now to help him improve on his already passable English, he'll be fine in the 3 weeks between now and the start of the season. I hope everyone is keeping grounded after last year, but reading some of the comments, some on here sound like giddy school girls. Calm down everyone. As we know, it's not always a fairy tale.[/p][/quote]There haven't been too many over the top comments this year to be fair. Comments like "we're going to smash this league", they'll be quaking in their boots" and "we're going to hand out some hidings" you don't read as much, still see a few though. I'm always a bit suspicious when players come out and publicly praise the manager, always wonder what their motives are. I remember they interviewed that Mackie after the Forest away game and all he kept saying was how great a manager Billy Davies was... he got sacked a few weeks later. Harry's Bar
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9:16pm Mon 21 Jul 14

lutondown says...

tonyevans22 wrote:
There is only 3 messages he needs to get across,Defend well,score goals,win the game.Job done.
Failing that....taxi
[quote][p][bold]tonyevans22[/bold] wrote: There is only 3 messages he needs to get across,Defend well,score goals,win the game.Job done.[/p][/quote]Failing that....taxi lutondown
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9:19pm Mon 21 Jul 14

lutondown says...

bushey tales wrote:
Boosey wrote:
It sounds to me that he is very frustrated with himself. he knows he has the talent to be further ahead in his career and he knows he has made mistakes in the past.
I believe we have a very good player and he will become a favourite among the supporters, If he gets recalled to his national team all the better.
If this all comes to fruition I don't care how many beers he has.
'Boosey.' Hmm.
Hmmmm? Where's my gnat swatter?
Humbug
[quote][p][bold]bushey tales[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: It sounds to me that he is very frustrated with himself. he knows he has the talent to be further ahead in his career and he knows he has made mistakes in the past. I believe we have a very good player and he will become a favourite among the supporters, If he gets recalled to his national team all the better. If this all comes to fruition I don't care how many beers he has.[/p][/quote]'Boosey.' Hmm.[/p][/quote]Hmmmm? Where's my gnat swatter? Humbug lutondown
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9:21pm Mon 21 Jul 14

lutondown says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
imagine you're 70 years old and Dolly Parton walks into a bar and checks you out. Would you?

HC
Yes, yes I would but then I thought Nora batty was utter crumpet
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: imagine you're 70 years old and Dolly Parton walks into a bar and checks you out. Would you? HC[/p][/quote]Yes, yes I would but then I thought Nora batty was utter crumpet lutondown
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