Watford have not accepted any bids for Troy Deeney despite his absence last night

Troy Deeney was expected to take part in training today. Picture: Holly Cant

Troy Deeney was expected to take part in training today. Picture: Holly Cant

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The Watford Observer have been told the Hornets have still not accepted any bids for Troy Deeney despite his absence during last night’s game with Boreham Wood.

Deeney was left out of the squad who travelled to Meadow Park for last night’s 1-0 win.

Watford refused to explain his absence before kick-off and head coach Beppe Sannino would not comment on Deeney after the match.

With several clubs submitting bids for the 26-year-old recently, it led to the assumption among many supporters that Deeney had agreed a move away from the club.

However, we have this morning been told that no bids have been accepted for Deeney and the club expect him to take part in training today.

Deeney's absence at Boreham Wood and refusal to discuss the matter does suggest Sannino is bracing himself for the striker's departure though.

Leicester City, Burnley, Swansea City plus another Premier League and Championship club have submitted bids for Deeney in recent weeks.

Everton, Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City are also known to be interested in the former Walsall man.

Sannino praised Deeney's attitude and professionalism this week amid all the speculation. You can read his comments here

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11:32am Fri 25 Jul 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me!

Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him!
How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me! Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him! The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: 57

11:33am Fri 25 Jul 14

watfordguymatt says...

Surely only a matter of time now... We reportedly have Ighalo coming in (for free no doubt) and we'll have the Deeney cash + possible player exchange. Plus don't forget, we have Vydra! I trust the club to do what's right to get us up this year.
Surely only a matter of time now... We reportedly have Ighalo coming in (for free no doubt) and we'll have the Deeney cash + possible player exchange. Plus don't forget, we have Vydra! I trust the club to do what's right to get us up this year. watfordguymatt
  • Score: 5

11:34am Fri 25 Jul 14

AMP4WFC says...

Reports about a new Udinese striker coming in on loan is telling me that Deeney already is on the way out today. Thank you very much for everything you have done for Watford and U are welcomed back at any time.
Reports about a new Udinese striker coming in on loan is telling me that Deeney already is on the way out today. Thank you very much for everything you have done for Watford and U are welcomed back at any time. AMP4WFC
  • Score: 6

11:38am Fri 25 Jul 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me!

Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him!
I think we all feel the same but will very soon have to face the reality. At least he will go with our blessing, for a proper value, and we wont be short of decent replacments in the first 11.
[quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me! Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him![/p][/quote]I think we all feel the same but will very soon have to face the reality. At least he will go with our blessing, for a proper value, and we wont be short of decent replacments in the first 11. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 7

11:48am Fri 25 Jul 14

LuthersLoveChild says...

Good luck Troy. You deserve a punt. I hope you choose a team where you get games.
Good luck Troy. You deserve a punt. I hope you choose a team where you get games. LuthersLoveChild
  • Score: 11

11:51am Fri 25 Jul 14

the jesterwestport says...

agree with micky quinn 99% of clubs are selling clubs we are goin to get a very good price and he will be replaced adequately unlike under previous regimes he deserves his shot at the big time ,look what happened with thorne at derby, seize the day troy and thank you!
agree with micky quinn 99% of clubs are selling clubs we are goin to get a very good price and he will be replaced adequately unlike under previous regimes he deserves his shot at the big time ,look what happened with thorne at derby, seize the day troy and thank you! the jesterwestport
  • Score: 8

12:22pm Fri 25 Jul 14

SimonW, Godalming says...

The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me!

Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him!
hold on a minute, this is not Messi or Ronaldo we are losing here, it is a guy that before the previous 2 seasons everyone was slagging off for being useless so to even be talking about getting £10m for him is unbelievable in itself, fair enough he will be missed but he is certainly not irrereplaceable!!
[quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me! Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him![/p][/quote]hold on a minute, this is not Messi or Ronaldo we are losing here, it is a guy that before the previous 2 seasons everyone was slagging off for being useless so to even be talking about getting £10m for him is unbelievable in itself, fair enough he will be missed but he is certainly not irrereplaceable!! SimonW, Godalming
  • Score: 16

12:41pm Fri 25 Jul 14

gloryhornet4 says...

SimonW, Godalming wrote:
The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me!

Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him!
hold on a minute, this is not Messi or Ronaldo we are losing here, it is a guy that before the previous 2 seasons everyone was slagging off for being useless so to even be talking about getting £10m for him is unbelievable in itself, fair enough he will be missed but he is certainly not irrereplaceable!!
As soon as he knew he was in deep doodah over the events of that Feb he has worked hard to show he was not going to another Hughes who after leaving bird was on about 10% of the pay before - playing for Oldham and Notts County.

Troy came out of clink fit and took the club by surprise, so much so he was back in the first team inside 3 weeks.

How it came about disney matter - he is now worth £10m. The 6th goal at Leeds was sheer power and many a time he has scored as his legs are hydraulic. The play off goal - his words were if the keeper gets the ball - he is going into the net with it as well!

He will score goals at Prem level as he packs a shot and cannot be barged off the ball.

I think he is worth keeping at £10m as the bigger picture is Prem Lg - we'll see.
[quote][p][bold]SimonW, Godalming[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me! Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him![/p][/quote]hold on a minute, this is not Messi or Ronaldo we are losing here, it is a guy that before the previous 2 seasons everyone was slagging off for being useless so to even be talking about getting £10m for him is unbelievable in itself, fair enough he will be missed but he is certainly not irrereplaceable!![/p][/quote]As soon as he knew he was in deep doodah over the events of that Feb he has worked hard to show he was not going to another Hughes who after leaving bird was on about 10% of the pay before - playing for Oldham and Notts County. Troy came out of clink fit and took the club by surprise, so much so he was back in the first team inside 3 weeks. How it came about disney matter - he is now worth £10m. The 6th goal at Leeds was sheer power and many a time he has scored as his legs are hydraulic. The play off goal - his words were if the keeper gets the ball - he is going into the net with it as well! He will score goals at Prem level as he packs a shot and cannot be barged off the ball. I think he is worth keeping at £10m as the bigger picture is Prem Lg - we'll see. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 7

12:45pm Fri 25 Jul 14

t.hymans276@btinternet.com says...

Look back at the Bassini and Petchey regimes and you will see that this club is now in safe hands. Either of those two would have bitten the hand off of any club if they had been offered 6m for Deeney. The new stand is well on the way to be completed, we have an excellent squad of players ( with or without Deeney ) and owners who care for the club AND its supporters. How lucky we are and how different it could have been if the Pozzos had not come in. I, like us all, will miss Troy if he goes but along with all the other true supporters he would go with my blessing. I think he has conducted himself with remarkable restraint this summer and he will remain someone who will always be welcome back at " The Vic " if he does go to pastures new
Look back at the Bassini and Petchey regimes and you will see that this club is now in safe hands. Either of those two would have bitten the hand off of any club if they had been offered 6m for Deeney. The new stand is well on the way to be completed, we have an excellent squad of players ( with or without Deeney ) and owners who care for the club AND its supporters. How lucky we are and how different it could have been if the Pozzos had not come in. I, like us all, will miss Troy if he goes but along with all the other true supporters he would go with my blessing. I think he has conducted himself with remarkable restraint this summer and he will remain someone who will always be welcome back at " The Vic " if he does go to pastures new t.hymans276@btinternet.com
  • Score: 22

1:04pm Fri 25 Jul 14

neilhorn says...

The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me!

Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him!
agree entirely, except that Troy would have to be inhuman not to already mentally be in the Prem on 60k a week with a 500k signing on fee in the bank. He will struggle to play if that is whipped away from him, and will he really want to put his body on the line in 50/50's etc for us, knowing one injury would end all interest from Prem clubs and he may never get another chance.
For that reason I think its best for all concerned that he goes now, and good luck to him hope he gets the move, gets the money but QPR are relegated and we buy him back for half next summer :-)
[quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me! Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him![/p][/quote]agree entirely, except that Troy would have to be inhuman not to already mentally be in the Prem on 60k a week with a 500k signing on fee in the bank. He will struggle to play if that is whipped away from him, and will he really want to put his body on the line in 50/50's etc for us, knowing one injury would end all interest from Prem clubs and he may never get another chance. For that reason I think its best for all concerned that he goes now, and good luck to him hope he gets the move, gets the money but QPR are relegated and we buy him back for half next summer :-) neilhorn
  • Score: 11

1:29pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Poppet Bear says...

Not gone yet, we can but hope !!!
Not gone yet, we can but hope !!! Poppet Bear
  • Score: 0

1:51pm Fri 25 Jul 14

londomollari says...

SimonW, Godalming wrote:
The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me!

Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him!
hold on a minute, this is not Messi or Ronaldo we are losing here, it is a guy that before the previous 2 seasons everyone was slagging off for being useless so to even be talking about getting £10m for him is unbelievable in itself, fair enough he will be missed but he is certainly not irrereplaceable!!
Not everyone was saying he was rubbish----! However, it was certainly true that a lot of posters on here were saying he was nothing better than first division and the club should off-load him.
[quote][p][bold]SimonW, Godalming[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me! Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him![/p][/quote]hold on a minute, this is not Messi or Ronaldo we are losing here, it is a guy that before the previous 2 seasons everyone was slagging off for being useless so to even be talking about getting £10m for him is unbelievable in itself, fair enough he will be missed but he is certainly not irrereplaceable!![/p][/quote]Not everyone was saying he was rubbish----! However, it was certainly true that a lot of posters on here were saying he was nothing better than first division and the club should off-load him. londomollari
  • Score: 3

4:06pm Fri 25 Jul 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

SimonW, Godalming wrote:
The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me!

Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him!
hold on a minute, this is not Messi or Ronaldo we are losing here, it is a guy that before the previous 2 seasons everyone was slagging off for being useless so to even be talking about getting £10m for him is unbelievable in itself, fair enough he will be missed but he is certainly not irrereplaceable!!
Well, I can't speak for anyone else, but I've been a fan of his workrate and attitude since he arrived, even if I only appreciated his talent under Dyche and the Pozzos.

I agree he isn't irreplaceable, but remember, for all Vydra's goals in the 2012/13 season, he didn't score after February 11th or something, bar the brace in the play off semi final. That's a massive goal drought... The best thing about Troy Deeney is his consistency. It's so rare to have a striker who'll more or less guarentee you a goal every 3 games at the least. That's why I'd be more sad to see him go than most other talented players that have left in the past.
[quote][p][bold]SimonW, Godalming[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: How close have they come - and are the clubs in question ones that Deeney is prepared to go to... Those are the last vestiges of hope that remain with me! Yes yes yes, people can say all they want that selling him at a price is a good deal for the club. It is probably true, and I wouldn't hold it against the Pozzos. But from my perspective - a fan's perspective - I personally don't care whether it's a good deal for the businessmen! I want to see Deeney in a Watford shirt next season because I watch for the football. Let's face it, if he goes we won't be getting all of that money to find a replacement, we'll get some of it if we're lucky. And that's fine - no blame attached to Deeney, Watford or the Pozzos. But doesn't stop me, as a fan, wanting to keep him![/p][/quote]hold on a minute, this is not Messi or Ronaldo we are losing here, it is a guy that before the previous 2 seasons everyone was slagging off for being useless so to even be talking about getting £10m for him is unbelievable in itself, fair enough he will be missed but he is certainly not irrereplaceable!![/p][/quote]Well, I can't speak for anyone else, but I've been a fan of his workrate and attitude since he arrived, even if I only appreciated his talent under Dyche and the Pozzos. I agree he isn't irreplaceable, but remember, for all Vydra's goals in the 2012/13 season, he didn't score after February 11th or something, bar the brace in the play off semi final. That's a massive goal drought... The best thing about Troy Deeney is his consistency. It's so rare to have a striker who'll more or less guarentee you a goal every 3 games at the least. That's why I'd be more sad to see him go than most other talented players that have left in the past. The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: 5

4:46pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Urban Bear says...

Me, I'd slap a 20 mill pricetag on him, I know it's mental but if we tell them that is the minimum we will consider then they will back off. If on the other hand a club is stupid enough to meet that valuation then we absolutely can't say no.
Me, I'd slap a 20 mill pricetag on him, I know it's mental but if we tell them that is the minimum we will consider then they will back off. If on the other hand a club is stupid enough to meet that valuation then we absolutely can't say no. Urban Bear
  • Score: 1

6:21pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Glenn Roeder says...

The chat today on the WML has been that Deeney posted a picture on his Instagram last night of him by his late father's grave, and comments suggesting that was why he didn't play.

He said " Never forgotten, always have to go and chat to the oldman clean up the stone and let him know we wont forget about him ".

Comments included " family over work" several times.
The chat today on the WML has been that Deeney posted a picture on his Instagram last night of him by his late father's grave, and comments suggesting that was why he didn't play. He said " Never forgotten, always have to go and chat to the oldman clean up the stone and let him know we wont forget about him ". Comments included " family over work" several times. Glenn Roeder
  • Score: 2

6:28pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Poppet Bear says...

Still doesn't make any sence to me, why drop him from the squad unless you know he's not going to be here next season but what do I know ???
Still doesn't make any sence to me, why drop him from the squad unless you know he's not going to be here next season but what do I know ??? Poppet Bear
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Poppet Bear says...

Glenn Roeder wrote:
The chat today on the WML has been that Deeney posted a picture on his Instagram last night of him by his late father's grave, and comments suggesting that was why he didn't play.

He said " Never forgotten, always have to go and chat to the oldman clean up the stone and let him know we wont forget about him ".

Comments included " family over work" several times.
OK, maybe it's personal !! Sorry Troy.
[quote][p][bold]Glenn Roeder[/bold] wrote: The chat today on the WML has been that Deeney posted a picture on his Instagram last night of him by his late father's grave, and comments suggesting that was why he didn't play. He said " Never forgotten, always have to go and chat to the oldman clean up the stone and let him know we wont forget about him ". Comments included " family over work" several times.[/p][/quote]OK, maybe it's personal !! Sorry Troy. Poppet Bear
  • Score: 1

6:55am Sat 26 Jul 14

Mooneyman says...

Losing Troy would be a massive blow. No one has had his consistency over the last two seasons, and how many Watford strikers have scored 20+ goals in consecutive seasons?
There's no guarantee that the Pozzo's will give all the transfer money to Sannino as clearly the policy so far is to sign players on free or loans, not to spend cash on transfer fees. It's not like this club needs the money to survive, so as much as the accountants would love to see £10 mill in the bank, as a Watford fan I'd rather see Deeney on the pitch. Am praying he stays but am fearing he's going.
Losing Troy would be a massive blow. No one has had his consistency over the last two seasons, and how many Watford strikers have scored 20+ goals in consecutive seasons? There's no guarantee that the Pozzo's will give all the transfer money to Sannino as clearly the policy so far is to sign players on free or loans, not to spend cash on transfer fees. It's not like this club needs the money to survive, so as much as the accountants would love to see £10 mill in the bank, as a Watford fan I'd rather see Deeney on the pitch. Am praying he stays but am fearing he's going. Mooneyman
  • Score: 1

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