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  1. hornetonsecondbase

    hornetonsecondbase Well-Known Member

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    I assume that as the transfer was initially stated as "loan with a view to a permanent transfer", he'll still officially be on loan to us until the transfer window re-opens, depending on the details in the documents that went to the FA/PL in January.
     
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    I have seen a figure of £6M mentioned. If that is anywhere near correct it seems to me to be a bargain.
     
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  4. EdHorn

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    Did we not sack the old medical team and get a brand new all singing all dancing medical centre this year. If so can anyone tell me how it is benefitting our injured players. I can not remember a season more affected by injuries.
     
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  5. brian_66_usa

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    i think the fig was 8M but thats still great price
     
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  6. EdHorn

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    He ought to be a great asset to us and those sort of figures in the Prem are nothing really.
    People talk about us as not having the squads of a lot of those around us but if all our players were fit and available and we had a different manager I think we could be an exciting and successful team and that top half should be well within our grasp. Competing for best of the rest should be our aim, not surviving alone. We can leave dreams of Europe for another few years.
     
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  7. Mexican Hornet

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    Europe?

    The only way Watford will get to Europe under WM is preseason friendlies!
     
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  8. IslingtonKev

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    Success is a strange one - it will be interesting to see how much game time he gets for Nigeria this week, and if he really can do 90 mins

    As for squad, the midfield and attack I think is as good as anything in the bottom half (maybe even outside the top 7), although would possibly let Watson go and try and bring in another specialist DM

    Defensively I think we are rather iffy... Janmaat is a very good player but way to injury prone, and we have no real RB cover. Holebas is good in spells but is a suspension waiting to happen, and again, no cover.

    CB's, we have way too many older players... they are so slow and any team scouting us only has to realise they need to play balls behind for a pacey striker to run on to, and they will cause problems - and even just running at them... they're too afraid to put in a challenge and be passed. I'd be happy for us to get rid of Britos, Mariappa, Prodl and Kaboul. Keep Cathcart and Kabasele and bring in a couple of younger players. Would love us to have brought in Gibson, Maguire or Keane in the summer but all those will be looking at higher teams now!

    As for the keeper - Gomes has performed great for us but is still prone to mistakes... but he's won us more points than he's lost us so can't grumble too much! We do still need to find a long-term successor for him, and it's not Pantillimon!
     
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  9. Markthehorn

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    Interesting article - reading between the lines he looks like he would like to move to Feyenoord if they could afford him.
     
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  11. EdHorn

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    How often are the Watford FC "At Your Place " meetings held - who organises them and who gets to attend? Are they all over the country? Someone told me last night's was in Basingstoke and the next one is in London. Is this club organised or fans?
     
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  12. Markthehorn

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    Organised by various supporters groups with support from the club.

    The club are still keen to attend and answer questions which a good thing in an era of so much PR/money and fans often coming 2nd.
     
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    OK - so fan inspired but supported by the club. Do they always send someone to answer questions then?
     
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  14. EdHorn

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    Watford have announced season ticket prices - not all frozen this year - but about 3,000 are. Some Rookery fans face up to 19% increases; most it is about 5% which is two years inflation given there was no increase last year.
     
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  15. EdHorn

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    14th June is when the fixtures for next season's Premiership are to be published. Let's hope we are still involved!
     
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  18. Markthehorn

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    Amrabat played an hour for the Under 23s last night.

    Zuniga played too.
     
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  19. EdHorn

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    Perhaps Maz is another of those who has his favourites
     
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