Watford to announce seven signings after embargo lifted

Seven signings expected after embargo lifted

Seven signings expected after embargo lifted

First published in Watford FC - News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

The Hornets transfer embargo has been lifted and the club will announce the signing of seven new players shortly, the Watford Observer understands.

We understand an administrative error relating to club finances, from before the club's takeover, meant an embargo was in place.

But that has now been lifted and the free transfers of Manuel Almunia and Fitz Hall, and the loan signings of Daniel Pudil, Almen Abdi, Ikechi Anya, Matej Vydra and Steve Leo Beleck, will be announced shortly.

The Football League and Watford both refused to comment on whether the club’s lack of signings was due to a transfer embargo when we asked last week.

When asked why there has been such a long delay in announcing signings, Watford chief executive Scott Duxbury said: “There has been an extensive evaluation process ongoing since the start of pre-season involving a number of players – some of whom have featured in the friendly matches played so far.

“Official announcements and confirmations will be communicated via watfordfc.com, the club’s website, when it is appropriate to do so.”

The Watford Observer contacted the Football League and the Hornets on Wednesday to ask if the club were subject to a transfer embargo due to either the takeover or the Golden Boys’ HM Revenue & Customs bill. Both refused to confirm or deny.

Watford stated the club’s takeover has been fully ratified by the Football League but they refused to comment on whether they have paid their HMRC bill and how much the sum is.

The Watford Observer revealed the club had a pending HMRC bill back in June, but former owner Laurence Bassini denied this was the case.

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6:59pm Mon 30 Jul 12

watford9140 says...

yyeeeeeyyy!
yyeeeeeyyy! watford9140
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7:20pm Mon 30 Jul 12

RookeryHorn says...

I notice no one is commending Frank for finding this information out, but are quick to complain when things aren't announced before they've happened.

Well done Frank, great news.
I notice no one is commending Frank for finding this information out, but are quick to complain when things aren't announced before they've happened. Well done Frank, great news. RookeryHorn
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7:29pm Mon 30 Jul 12

Mangoputney says...

Hardly breaking news Mr Smith - we have still not signed anyone! Most of this is a copy and paste job from last week.

If you want to make it as a journalist then why not simply attempt to hack Duxbury or Nani's phone?!

I still maintain that once the signings are completed (+ 1 more striker signing) then we will look in good shape (on and off the pitch)

Thanks to the Pozzo's for saving our club!!

Clap-clap-clap (happy)
Hardly breaking news Mr Smith - we have still not signed anyone! Most of this is a copy and paste job from last week. If you want to make it as a journalist then why not simply attempt to hack Duxbury or Nani's phone?! I still maintain that once the signings are completed (+ 1 more striker signing) then we will look in good shape (on and off the pitch) Thanks to the Pozzo's for saving our club!! Clap-clap-clap (happy) Mangoputney
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7:30pm Mon 30 Jul 12

SAHornet says...

RookeryHorn wrote:
I notice no one is commending Frank for finding this information out, but are quick to complain when things aren't announced before they've happened.

Well done Frank, great news.
To state the obvious, RookeryHorn, that is precisely Frank's job as a journalist, surely?

It must be said however that the club might have been a bit more forthcoming in the past few days, possibly......."ther
e are still a few matters to be sorted out that we can't discuss at present but we are confident that we can start making a few clarifying announcements next week at some stage. Please bear with us a while longer"

Anyway, COYH's
[quote][p][bold]RookeryHorn[/bold] wrote: I notice no one is commending Frank for finding this information out, but are quick to complain when things aren't announced before they've happened. Well done Frank, great news.[/p][/quote]To state the obvious, RookeryHorn, that is precisely Frank's job as a journalist, surely? It must be said however that the club might have been a bit more forthcoming in the past few days, possibly......."ther e are still a few matters to be sorted out that we can't discuss at present but we are confident that we can start making a few clarifying announcements next week at some stage. Please bear with us a while longer" Anyway, COYH's SAHornet
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7:32pm Mon 30 Jul 12

Golferever says...

About time too!! A mere administrative error??
Yet no-one would even confirm whether or not there even was an embargo.
Such secrecy inspires speculation and distrust. Not a great start to the relationship with the FANS and SUPPORTERS!!
Wake up Watford - you're dealing with people who care, AND you will expect ust to pay to support you!
About time too!! A mere administrative error?? Yet no-one would even confirm whether or not there even was an embargo. Such secrecy inspires speculation and distrust. Not a great start to the relationship with the FANS and SUPPORTERS!! Wake up Watford - you're dealing with people who care, AND you will expect ust to pay to support you! Golferever
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7:37pm Mon 30 Jul 12

paultheshrink says...

Is this journalism? Start a rumour on a Friday, then when nothing happens over the weekend start another rumour that says the first rumour has been sorted. This does not increase my personal estimation of journalists. It probably got the wobby a lot of hits over the weekend though, and I suppose that is success in the sad world of the journo.
Is this journalism? Start a rumour on a Friday, then when nothing happens over the weekend start another rumour that says the first rumour has been sorted. This does not increase my personal estimation of journalists. It probably got the wobby a lot of hits over the weekend though, and I suppose that is success in the sad world of the journo. paultheshrink
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8:04pm Mon 30 Jul 12

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

"...an administrative error relating to club finances, from before the club's takeover, meant an embargo was in place"

yeah,right !!
"...an administrative error relating to club finances, from before the club's takeover, meant an embargo was in place" yeah,right !! Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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8:15pm Mon 30 Jul 12

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

the class o f69 wrote:
This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards
are there any "anti Pozzos"?

some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati
on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??
[quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]are there any "anti Pozzos"? some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"?? Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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8:15pm Mon 30 Jul 12

QUINNPT says...

hmmm somebody is being economical with the truth!......Just be honest with people Watford!. I realise there is confidentiality, but you are dealing with peoples lives who care about the club. This is aimed at both Duxbry and the previous owner!.
Though I expect it is one of those cases where your dammed if you do if you say something dammed if you don't. Hence by keeping things inside and then just annoucing a load of signings in one go, consolidates the news.
hmmm somebody is being economical with the truth!......Just be honest with people Watford!. I realise there is confidentiality, but you are dealing with peoples lives who care about the club. This is aimed at both Duxbry and the previous owner!. Though I expect it is one of those cases where your dammed if you do if you say something dammed if you don't. Hence by keeping things inside and then just annoucing a load of signings in one go, consolidates the news. QUINNPT
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8:19pm Mon 30 Jul 12

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

QUINNPT wrote:
hmmm somebody is being economical with the truth!......Just be honest with people Watford!. I realise there is confidentiality, but you are dealing with peoples lives who care about the club. This is aimed at both Duxbry and the previous owner!.
Though I expect it is one of those cases where your dammed if you do if you say something dammed if you don't. Hence by keeping things inside and then just annoucing a load of signings in one go, consolidates the news.
QUINNPT -are we related ?!!
[quote][p][bold]QUINNPT[/bold] wrote: hmmm somebody is being economical with the truth!......Just be honest with people Watford!. I realise there is confidentiality, but you are dealing with peoples lives who care about the club. This is aimed at both Duxbry and the previous owner!. Though I expect it is one of those cases where your dammed if you do if you say something dammed if you don't. Hence by keeping things inside and then just annoucing a load of signings in one go, consolidates the news.[/p][/quote]QUINNPT -are we related ?!! Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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8:25pm Mon 30 Jul 12

COGGDAVE1 says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
the class o f69 wrote:
This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards
are there any "anti Pozzos"?

some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati

on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??
100% right Micky, there are no anti Pozzos, just concern about the lack of factual info available.
Lets hope this brings all the doubts to an end, and we can get on with the business of supporting our club.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]are there any "anti Pozzos"? some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??[/p][/quote]100% right Micky, there are no anti Pozzos, just concern about the lack of factual info available. Lets hope this brings all the doubts to an end, and we can get on with the business of supporting our club. COGGDAVE1
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8:43pm Mon 30 Jul 12

Dr,Oftaw says...

COGGDAVE1 wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
the class o f69 wrote: This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards
are there any "anti Pozzos"? some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??
100% right Micky, there are no anti Pozzos, just concern about the lack of factual info available. Lets hope this brings all the doubts to an end, and we can get on with the business of supporting our club.
still 1 cog missing then dave? heres a little quote from you on friday."lets see..only been here a month as you said, but already sold our best player and our 'keeper ...even if he was not well thought of.
Sacked the Manager who did amazing last season, and most of his staff.
Lots of rumors who is coming...but no facts ....
Even WO getting tired of the silence and started to have doubts ..hence this article ..
Better hands than we were before ??? well that wouldn't be difficult would it ....”
yes your not anti pozzo are you?
[quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]are there any "anti Pozzos"? some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??[/p][/quote]100% right Micky, there are no anti Pozzos, just concern about the lack of factual info available. Lets hope this brings all the doubts to an end, and we can get on with the business of supporting our club.[/p][/quote]still 1 cog missing then dave? heres a little quote from you on friday."lets see..only been here a month as you said, but already sold our best player and our 'keeper ...even if he was not well thought of. Sacked the Manager who did amazing last season, and most of his staff. Lots of rumors who is coming...but no facts .... Even WO getting tired of the silence and started to have doubts ..hence this article .. Better hands than we were before ??? well that wouldn't be difficult would it ....” yes your not anti pozzo are you? Dr,Oftaw
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8:44pm Mon 30 Jul 12

True watford fan says...

im happy with all except for this anya guy. his history suggests hes not a good player....wycome and celta vigo B are his career highlights. hope he proves me wrong but don't hold much hope.
im happy with all except for this anya guy. his history suggests hes not a good player....wycome and celta vigo B are his career highlights. hope he proves me wrong but don't hold much hope. True watford fan
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8:51pm Mon 30 Jul 12

COGGDAVE1 says...

Dr,Oftaw wrote:
COGGDAVE1 wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
the class o f69 wrote: This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards
are there any "anti Pozzos"? some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??
100% right Micky, there are no anti Pozzos, just concern about the lack of factual info available. Lets hope this brings all the doubts to an end, and we can get on with the business of supporting our club.
still 1 cog missing then dave? heres a little quote from you on friday."lets see..only been here a month as you said, but already sold our best player and our 'keeper ...even if he was not well thought of.
Sacked the Manager who did amazing last season, and most of his staff.
Lots of rumors who is coming...but no facts ....
Even WO getting tired of the silence and started to have doubts ..hence this article ..
Better hands than we were before ??? well that wouldn't be difficult would it ....”
yes your not anti pozzo are you?
Again another silly post, only one with cogg loose .... aint me.
Everything I said was right dear, was there anything I posted that was not the truth ?
Doubts started to kick in, lots of posts agreed ...did they sell Mapps ?? did they sell Loach ?? did the sack SD ?? ..is it difficult to be a worse owner than baz ..??
Were the sales of those 2 right .. probably ..
I support the Pozzos to the hilt...but whats gone on over the weekend was worrying ... so over to you dear for another silly post .... dont let me down ... dear ...
[quote][p][bold]Dr,Oftaw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]are there any "anti Pozzos"? some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??[/p][/quote]100% right Micky, there are no anti Pozzos, just concern about the lack of factual info available. Lets hope this brings all the doubts to an end, and we can get on with the business of supporting our club.[/p][/quote]still 1 cog missing then dave? heres a little quote from you on friday."lets see..only been here a month as you said, but already sold our best player and our 'keeper ...even if he was not well thought of. Sacked the Manager who did amazing last season, and most of his staff. Lots of rumors who is coming...but no facts .... Even WO getting tired of the silence and started to have doubts ..hence this article .. Better hands than we were before ??? well that wouldn't be difficult would it ....” yes your not anti pozzo are you?[/p][/quote]Again another silly post, only one with cogg loose .... aint me. Everything I said was right dear, was there anything I posted that was not the truth ? Doubts started to kick in, lots of posts agreed ...did they sell Mapps ?? did they sell Loach ?? did the sack SD ?? ..is it difficult to be a worse owner than baz ..?? Were the sales of those 2 right .. probably .. I support the Pozzos to the hilt...but whats gone on over the weekend was worrying ... so over to you dear for another silly post .... dont let me down ... dear ... COGGDAVE1
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9:17pm Mon 30 Jul 12

COGGDAVE1 says...

the class o f69 wrote:
COGGDAVE1 wrote:
Dr,Oftaw wrote:
COGGDAVE1 wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
the class o f69 wrote: This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards
are there any "anti Pozzos"? some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??
100% right Micky, there are no anti Pozzos, just concern about the lack of factual info available. Lets hope this brings all the doubts to an end, and we can get on with the business of supporting our club.
still 1 cog missing then dave? heres a little quote from you on friday."lets see..only been here a month as you said, but already sold our best player and our 'keeper ...even if he was not well thought of.
Sacked the Manager who did amazing last season, and most of his staff.
Lots of rumors who is coming...but no facts ....
Even WO getting tired of the silence and started to have doubts ..hence this article ..
Better hands than we were before ??? well that wouldn't be difficult would it ....”
yes your not anti pozzo are you?
Again another silly post, only one with cogg loose .... aint me.
Everything I said was right dear, was there anything I posted that was not the truth ?
Doubts started to kick in, lots of posts agreed ...did they sell Mapps ?? did they sell Loach ?? did the sack SD ?? ..is it difficult to be a worse owner than baz ..??
Were the sales of those 2 right .. probably ..
I support the Pozzos to the hilt...but whats gone on over the weekend was worrying ... so over to you dear for another silly post .... dont let me down ... dear ...
Sorry mate but your wrong, only one person at fault and that's Bassini
The embargo will be down to Bas's tenure. People hankering after Dyche are wrong for he would not progress the club. I think that those who crave the so called Watford Way do not know how sanctimonious they sound.
I agree with most of what you say. I did not say I wanted SD to stay, just pointed out the fact he had been sacked.
To have a Legend in place in Zola is a dream ..
And again i agree that Bassini was responsible for the weekend doubts...
All I wanted was some straight facts, and the new guys to understand how important this is to all of us ..
[quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr,Oftaw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]are there any "anti Pozzos"? some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??[/p][/quote]100% right Micky, there are no anti Pozzos, just concern about the lack of factual info available. Lets hope this brings all the doubts to an end, and we can get on with the business of supporting our club.[/p][/quote]still 1 cog missing then dave? heres a little quote from you on friday."lets see..only been here a month as you said, but already sold our best player and our 'keeper ...even if he was not well thought of. Sacked the Manager who did amazing last season, and most of his staff. Lots of rumors who is coming...but no facts .... Even WO getting tired of the silence and started to have doubts ..hence this article .. Better hands than we were before ??? well that wouldn't be difficult would it ....” yes your not anti pozzo are you?[/p][/quote]Again another silly post, only one with cogg loose .... aint me. Everything I said was right dear, was there anything I posted that was not the truth ? Doubts started to kick in, lots of posts agreed ...did they sell Mapps ?? did they sell Loach ?? did the sack SD ?? ..is it difficult to be a worse owner than baz ..?? Were the sales of those 2 right .. probably .. I support the Pozzos to the hilt...but whats gone on over the weekend was worrying ... so over to you dear for another silly post .... dont let me down ... dear ...[/p][/quote]Sorry mate but your wrong, only one person at fault and that's Bassini The embargo will be down to Bas's tenure. People hankering after Dyche are wrong for he would not progress the club. I think that those who crave the so called Watford Way do not know how sanctimonious they sound.[/p][/quote]I agree with most of what you say. I did not say I wanted SD to stay, just pointed out the fact he had been sacked. To have a Legend in place in Zola is a dream .. And again i agree that Bassini was responsible for the weekend doubts... All I wanted was some straight facts, and the new guys to understand how important this is to all of us .. COGGDAVE1
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9:18pm Mon 30 Jul 12

garston tony says...

If there was an embargo then well done to the WO for finding out, but its just their say so at the moment.

If there was an embargo and if it was to do with outstanding HMRC bills then the Pozzo if they did proper due diligence will have known about it and accepted it and agreed to take it on when they bought the club. Therefore any delay in signing players is if this scenario is true is down to the Pozzo's.

In the unlikely event they didnt do proper due diligence youd have to worry about their business accumen. Not a critism as i believe they know what they are doing and there is just the WOs say so that thwre is an embargo in the first place
If there was an embargo then well done to the WO for finding out, but its just their say so at the moment. If there was an embargo and if it was to do with outstanding HMRC bills then the Pozzo if they did proper due diligence will have known about it and accepted it and agreed to take it on when they bought the club. Therefore any delay in signing players is if this scenario is true is down to the Pozzo's. In the unlikely event they didnt do proper due diligence youd have to worry about their business accumen. Not a critism as i believe they know what they are doing and there is just the WOs say so that thwre is an embargo in the first place garston tony
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9:36pm Mon 30 Jul 12

Dr,Oftaw says...

COGGDAVE1 wrote:
Dr,Oftaw wrote:
COGGDAVE1 wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
the class o f69 wrote: This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards
are there any "anti Pozzos"? some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??
100% right Micky, there are no anti Pozzos, just concern about the lack of factual info available. Lets hope this brings all the doubts to an end, and we can get on with the business of supporting our club.
still 1 cog missing then dave? heres a little quote from you on friday."lets see..only been here a month as you said, but already sold our best player and our 'keeper ...even if he was not well thought of. Sacked the Manager who did amazing last season, and most of his staff. Lots of rumors who is coming...but no facts .... Even WO getting tired of the silence and started to have doubts ..hence this article .. Better hands than we were before ??? well that wouldn't be difficult would it ....” yes your not anti pozzo are you?
Again another silly post, only one with cogg loose .... aint me. Everything I said was right dear, was there anything I posted that was not the truth ? Doubts started to kick in, lots of posts agreed ...did they sell Mapps ?? did they sell Loach ?? did the sack SD ?? ..is it difficult to be a worse owner than baz ..?? Were the sales of those 2 right .. probably .. I support the Pozzos to the hilt...but whats gone on over the weekend was worrying ... so over to you dear for another silly post .... dont let me down ... dear ...
official announcements and conformations released when appropriate.they are not going to keep issuing statements in response to internet rumours.baz`s days are gone we don`t need to worry what is going on behind the scenes.
mapps refused a new contract and was already going(not having a dig at him just stating fact) loach replaced with better keeper and SD replaced with a manager and backroom team which they believe can realise their ambitions.so seven new players in and new sponsorship achieved in a space of a few weeks whilst still keeping the happy eggs happy, a good start by my reckoning
[quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr,Oftaw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]are there any "anti Pozzos"? some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??[/p][/quote]100% right Micky, there are no anti Pozzos, just concern about the lack of factual info available. Lets hope this brings all the doubts to an end, and we can get on with the business of supporting our club.[/p][/quote]still 1 cog missing then dave? heres a little quote from you on friday."lets see..only been here a month as you said, but already sold our best player and our 'keeper ...even if he was not well thought of. Sacked the Manager who did amazing last season, and most of his staff. Lots of rumors who is coming...but no facts .... Even WO getting tired of the silence and started to have doubts ..hence this article .. Better hands than we were before ??? well that wouldn't be difficult would it ....” yes your not anti pozzo are you?[/p][/quote]Again another silly post, only one with cogg loose .... aint me. Everything I said was right dear, was there anything I posted that was not the truth ? Doubts started to kick in, lots of posts agreed ...did they sell Mapps ?? did they sell Loach ?? did the sack SD ?? ..is it difficult to be a worse owner than baz ..?? Were the sales of those 2 right .. probably .. I support the Pozzos to the hilt...but whats gone on over the weekend was worrying ... so over to you dear for another silly post .... dont let me down ... dear ...[/p][/quote]official announcements and conformations released when appropriate.they are not going to keep issuing statements in response to internet rumours.baz`s days are gone we don`t need to worry what is going on behind the scenes. mapps refused a new contract and was already going(not having a dig at him just stating fact) loach replaced with better keeper and SD replaced with a manager and backroom team which they believe can realise their ambitions.so seven new players in and new sponsorship achieved in a space of a few weeks whilst still keeping the happy eggs happy, a good start by my reckoning Dr,Oftaw
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9:37pm Mon 30 Jul 12

garston tony says...

the class o f69 wrote:
Seven signed, more on the way
Most radical uplift to our club in decades
Bring it on
Wonder what angle the Bassinis fan club come from now?
Onwards and upwards
Still waiting, after well over a year, for any proof to substantiate the claims made against LB. Diddly squat so far, why could that be...

Looking forward to new signings whenever they may arrive
[quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: Seven signed, more on the way Most radical uplift to our club in decades Bring it on Wonder what angle the Bassinis fan club come from now? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Still waiting, after well over a year, for any proof to substantiate the claims made against LB. Diddly squat so far, why could that be... Looking forward to new signings whenever they may arrive garston tony
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9:37pm Mon 30 Jul 12

D.unstable says...

True watford fan wrote:
im happy with all except for this anya guy. his history suggests hes not a good player....wycome and celta vigo B are his career highlights. hope he proves me wrong but don't hold much hope.
Have you watched him on you tube, great pace and skill, just needs to be pointed in the direction you want him to go and then let go of the back of his shirt with the ball at his feet.
[quote][p][bold]True watford fan[/bold] wrote: im happy with all except for this anya guy. his history suggests hes not a good player....wycome and celta vigo B are his career highlights. hope he proves me wrong but don't hold much hope.[/p][/quote]Have you watched him on you tube, great pace and skill, just needs to be pointed in the direction you want him to go and then let go of the back of his shirt with the ball at his feet. D.unstable
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9:40pm Mon 30 Jul 12

Colin West's mullet says...

RookeryHorn wrote:
I notice no one is commending Frank for finding this information out, but are quick to complain when things aren't announced before they've happened.

Well done Frank, great news.
in fairness - I have been one quick to complain as you refer to.

However - this clearly proves that what many of us have been hearing/repeating/be
lieving for some time regarding the sorry state Mr Tumble left us in was absolutely correct.
[quote][p][bold]RookeryHorn[/bold] wrote: I notice no one is commending Frank for finding this information out, but are quick to complain when things aren't announced before they've happened. Well done Frank, great news.[/p][/quote]in fairness - I have been one quick to complain as you refer to. However - this clearly proves that what many of us have been hearing/repeating/be lieving for some time regarding the sorry state Mr Tumble left us in was absolutely correct. Colin West's mullet
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9:41pm Mon 30 Jul 12

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

the class o f69 wrote:
Seven signed, more on the way
Most radical uplift to our club in decades
Bring it on
Wonder what angle the Bassinis fan club come from now?
Onwards and upwards
what Basini fan club ? Oh i get it, anyone who queried the lack of communication from our new owners must be a Bassini fan club member. Well done, clever chap.

Onward and upward. Lets get the 7 on board and another option up front. It's going to be a fascinating journey.
[quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: Seven signed, more on the way Most radical uplift to our club in decades Bring it on Wonder what angle the Bassinis fan club come from now? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]what Basini fan club ? Oh i get it, anyone who queried the lack of communication from our new owners must be a Bassini fan club member. Well done, clever chap. Onward and upward. Lets get the 7 on board and another option up front. It's going to be a fascinating journey. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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9:48pm Mon 30 Jul 12

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Dr,Oftaw wrote:
COGGDAVE1 wrote:
Dr,Oftaw wrote:
COGGDAVE1 wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
the class o f69 wrote: This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards
are there any "anti Pozzos"? some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??
100% right Micky, there are no anti Pozzos, just concern about the lack of factual info available. Lets hope this brings all the doubts to an end, and we can get on with the business of supporting our club.
still 1 cog missing then dave? heres a little quote from you on friday."lets see..only been here a month as you said, but already sold our best player and our 'keeper ...even if he was not well thought of. Sacked the Manager who did amazing last season, and most of his staff. Lots of rumors who is coming...but no facts .... Even WO getting tired of the silence and started to have doubts ..hence this article .. Better hands than we were before ??? well that wouldn't be difficult would it ....” yes your not anti pozzo are you?
Again another silly post, only one with cogg loose .... aint me. Everything I said was right dear, was there anything I posted that was not the truth ? Doubts started to kick in, lots of posts agreed ...did they sell Mapps ?? did they sell Loach ?? did the sack SD ?? ..is it difficult to be a worse owner than baz ..?? Were the sales of those 2 right .. probably .. I support the Pozzos to the hilt...but whats gone on over the weekend was worrying ... so over to you dear for another silly post .... dont let me down ... dear ...
official announcements and conformations released when appropriate.they are not going to keep issuing statements in response to internet rumours.baz`s days are gone we don`t need to worry what is going on behind the scenes.
mapps refused a new contract and was already going(not having a dig at him just stating fact) loach replaced with better keeper and SD replaced with a manager and backroom team which they believe can realise their ambitions.so seven new players in and new sponsorship achieved in a space of a few weeks whilst still keeping the happy eggs happy, a good start by my reckoning
"....when appropriate...."

Obviously not appropriate for the supporters to know that we couldn't sign anyone for the last few weeks as we were under a transfer embargo ?
[quote][p][bold]Dr,Oftaw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr,Oftaw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COGGDAVE1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: This will upset some of the anti Pozzos! Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]are there any "anti Pozzos"? some have criticised their lack of openness/communicati on on this issue but not sure anyone would class themselves as "anti Pozzo"??[/p][/quote]100% right Micky, there are no anti Pozzos, just concern about the lack of factual info available. Lets hope this brings all the doubts to an end, and we can get on with the business of supporting our club.[/p][/quote]still 1 cog missing then dave? heres a little quote from you on friday."lets see..only been here a month as you said, but already sold our best player and our 'keeper ...even if he was not well thought of. Sacked the Manager who did amazing last season, and most of his staff. Lots of rumors who is coming...but no facts .... Even WO getting tired of the silence and started to have doubts ..hence this article .. Better hands than we were before ??? well that wouldn't be difficult would it ....” yes your not anti pozzo are you?[/p][/quote]Again another silly post, only one with cogg loose .... aint me. Everything I said was right dear, was there anything I posted that was not the truth ? Doubts started to kick in, lots of posts agreed ...did they sell Mapps ?? did they sell Loach ?? did the sack SD ?? ..is it difficult to be a worse owner than baz ..?? Were the sales of those 2 right .. probably .. I support the Pozzos to the hilt...but whats gone on over the weekend was worrying ... so over to you dear for another silly post .... dont let me down ... dear ...[/p][/quote]official announcements and conformations released when appropriate.they are not going to keep issuing statements in response to internet rumours.baz`s days are gone we don`t need to worry what is going on behind the scenes. mapps refused a new contract and was already going(not having a dig at him just stating fact) loach replaced with better keeper and SD replaced with a manager and backroom team which they believe can realise their ambitions.so seven new players in and new sponsorship achieved in a space of a few weeks whilst still keeping the happy eggs happy, a good start by my reckoning[/p][/quote]"....when appropriate...." Obviously not appropriate for the supporters to know that we couldn't sign anyone for the last few weeks as we were under a transfer embargo ? Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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9:49pm Mon 30 Jul 12

JohnnyHornet says...

D.unstable wrote:
True watford fan wrote:
im happy with all except for this anya guy. his history suggests hes not a good player....wycome and celta vigo B are his career highlights. hope he proves me wrong but don't hold much hope.
Have you watched him on you tube, great pace and skill, just needs to be pointed in the direction you want him to go and then let go of the back of his shirt with the ball at his feet.
Good job he doesn't play for England then as they always play backwards.
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]True watford fan[/bold] wrote: im happy with all except for this anya guy. his history suggests hes not a good player....wycome and celta vigo B are his career highlights. hope he proves me wrong but don't hold much hope.[/p][/quote]Have you watched him on you tube, great pace and skill, just needs to be pointed in the direction you want him to go and then let go of the back of his shirt with the ball at his feet.[/p][/quote]Good job he doesn't play for England then as they always play backwards. JohnnyHornet
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9:49pm Mon 30 Jul 12

True watford fan says...

alumnia
hodson taylor nos pudil
murray hogg eustace abdi vydra
beleck

thoughts?
alumnia hodson taylor nos pudil murray hogg eustace abdi vydra beleck thoughts? True watford fan
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9:52pm Mon 30 Jul 12

southernhornet says...

Quite excited by Pudil and Vydra (if he actually gets himself fit)

Don't know enough about Anya but what I do know isn't encouraging. Abdi I quite like but don't think we need him because we have Eustace and Hogg.

Almunia will be better than Loach but we could surely have got better than him. Fitz Hall is definitely not a good signing.

Beleck I know nothing about at all but the bits I have read in the Internet do not excite me about him
Quite excited by Pudil and Vydra (if he actually gets himself fit) Don't know enough about Anya but what I do know isn't encouraging. Abdi I quite like but don't think we need him because we have Eustace and Hogg. Almunia will be better than Loach but we could surely have got better than him. Fitz Hall is definitely not a good signing. Beleck I know nothing about at all but the bits I have read in the Internet do not excite me about him southernhornet
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9:58pm Mon 30 Jul 12

watford06 says...

behnd the times again officaly confirmed 7 signngs on the wfc website
behnd the times again officaly confirmed 7 signngs on the wfc website watford06
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10:01pm Mon 30 Jul 12

Harrydownunder says...

So duxbury has been lying to us??
So duxbury has been lying to us?? Harrydownunder
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10:11pm Mon 30 Jul 12

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

watford06 wrote:
behnd the times again officaly confirmed 7 signngs on the wfc website
Good that it's all official and that there may be more.

Interesting that Almunia and Hall are only 1 yr deals. Would have thought they could have demanded longer as free agents ?
[quote][p][bold]watford06[/bold] wrote: behnd the times again officaly confirmed 7 signngs on the wfc website[/p][/quote]Good that it's all official and that there may be more. Interesting that Almunia and Hall are only 1 yr deals. Would have thought they could have demanded longer as free agents ? Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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10:29pm Mon 30 Jul 12

SAHornet says...

the class o f69 wrote:
Oh dear i can see certain posters are scrambling around trying to discredit our saviours and hang on to the notion that somehow Bassini was the good guy
Not to worry 69, they're the deluded minority.

PS: Who got LD banned?
[quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: Oh dear i can see certain posters are scrambling around trying to discredit our saviours and hang on to the notion that somehow Bassini was the good guy[/p][/quote]Not to worry 69, they're the deluded minority. PS: Who got LD banned? SAHornet
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10:30pm Mon 30 Jul 12

buckler says...

the class o f69 wrote:
Oh dear i can see certain posters are scrambling around trying to discredit our saviours and hang on to the notion that somehow Bassini was the good guy
A lot of good comments here from you tonight ! Can see we're going to get on. The usual lot just can't move forward that's why they are sat at home alone talking rubbish! #forzawatford.
[quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: Oh dear i can see certain posters are scrambling around trying to discredit our saviours and hang on to the notion that somehow Bassini was the good guy[/p][/quote]A lot of good comments here from you tonight ! Can see we're going to get on. The usual lot just can't move forward that's why they are sat at home alone talking rubbish! #forzawatford. buckler
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7:22am Tue 31 Jul 12

Watfordwes says...

southernhornet wrote:
Quite excited by Pudil and Vydra (if he actually gets himself fit)

Don't know enough about Anya but what I do know isn't encouraging. Abdi I quite like but don't think we need him because we have Eustace and Hogg.

Almunia will be better than Loach but we could surely have got better than him. Fitz Hall is definitely not a good signing.

Beleck I know nothing about at all but the bits I have read in the Internet do not excite me about him
Can't believe I'm reading this!

Alumina was playing champions league 2 years ago and was linked with nationalisation and the England squad.

Hall may be a journeyman and proven not to be premiership class but he has a good record in the championship and we need experience at the back

Abdi looks the classiest midfielder we have had since ramage (I still love you Craig). Eustace and Hogg are ball winners, this guy creates and scores goals!

And beleck/ anya look to offer the pace/ width were missing all last year!

Don't prejudge, don't set expectations too high, we will be watching a team playing exciting football

I for one can't wait!!!
[quote][p][bold]southernhornet[/bold] wrote: Quite excited by Pudil and Vydra (if he actually gets himself fit) Don't know enough about Anya but what I do know isn't encouraging. Abdi I quite like but don't think we need him because we have Eustace and Hogg. Almunia will be better than Loach but we could surely have got better than him. Fitz Hall is definitely not a good signing. Beleck I know nothing about at all but the bits I have read in the Internet do not excite me about him[/p][/quote]Can't believe I'm reading this! Alumina was playing champions league 2 years ago and was linked with nationalisation and the England squad. Hall may be a journeyman and proven not to be premiership class but he has a good record in the championship and we need experience at the back Abdi looks the classiest midfielder we have had since ramage (I still love you Craig). Eustace and Hogg are ball winners, this guy creates and scores goals! And beleck/ anya look to offer the pace/ width were missing all last year! Don't prejudge, don't set expectations too high, we will be watching a team playing exciting football I for one can't wait!!! Watfordwes
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9:59am Tue 31 Jul 12

garston tony says...

buckler wrote:
the class o f69 wrote: Oh dear i can see certain posters are scrambling around trying to discredit our saviours and hang on to the notion that somehow Bassini was the good guy
A lot of good comments here from you tonight ! Can see we're going to get on. The usual lot just can't move forward that's why they are sat at home alone talking rubbish! #forzawatford.
Point 1 its those that were on the LB bashing bandwagon that keep bringing him up NOT the ones that preferred to keep to reality. Its you and your ilk Buckler that can move on it seems!

Point 2 no one is trying to discredit the Pozzo's, at 'worst' people are querying their own lack of communication but no one is having a go at them
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the class o f69[/bold] wrote: Oh dear i can see certain posters are scrambling around trying to discredit our saviours and hang on to the notion that somehow Bassini was the good guy[/p][/quote]A lot of good comments here from you tonight ! Can see we're going to get on. The usual lot just can't move forward that's why they are sat at home alone talking rubbish! #forzawatford.[/p][/quote]Point 1 its those that were on the LB bashing bandwagon that keep bringing him up NOT the ones that preferred to keep to reality. Its you and your ilk Buckler that can move on it seems! Point 2 no one is trying to discredit the Pozzo's, at 'worst' people are querying their own lack of communication but no one is having a go at them garston tony
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10:29pm Tue 31 Jul 12

Chris the Vic says...

Ok so the air is clear, the embargo was lifted according to th WO but was there an embargo?
I there was and the WO are correct in their assertion it was du to an admin error. More likely due to admin staff than LB, and yet we have been told the Pozzos were suing LB, there was a hidden debt to HMRC of £1.8m and to make matters worse the Pozzos were thought to be improper persons to run the club by the Football League.

Well, it appears that it was all made up despite good authority which is no surprise because most contributors feel free to say what they like and the truth is the casualty as per norm.

Bas is now history and we need to move on. But maybe it would be good if contributors read the lies they have put in print and learn their lesson.

As for our new signings and loanees it will be good to see how they match up with Adrian and Tamas and then we will b able to judge the new team and the new way. I hope for WFC that GFZ is a huge success.
Ok so the air is clear, the embargo was lifted according to th WO but was there an embargo? I there was and the WO are correct in their assertion it was du to an admin error. More likely due to admin staff than LB, and yet we have been told the Pozzos were suing LB, there was a hidden debt to HMRC of £1.8m and to make matters worse the Pozzos were thought to be improper persons to run the club by the Football League. Well, it appears that it was all made up despite good authority which is no surprise because most contributors feel free to say what they like and the truth is the casualty as per norm. Bas is now history and we need to move on. But maybe it would be good if contributors read the lies they have put in print and learn their lesson. As for our new signings and loanees it will be good to see how they match up with Adrian and Tamas and then we will b able to judge the new team and the new way. I hope for WFC that GFZ is a huge success. Chris the Vic
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