Watford confident Udinese trio Almen Abdi, Matej Vydra and Fernando Forestieri plus Granada's Daniel Pudil will sign permanently

This Is Local London: Fernando Forestieri has already shown his potential this season. Picture: Holly Cant Fernando Forestieri has already shown his potential this season. Picture: Holly Cant

The Hornets are confident they can secure the permanent signings of Daniel Pudil, Almen Abdi, Matej Vydra and Fernando Forestieri in January, the Watford Observer understands.

The quartet have been the most impressive of the 12 loanees who arrived from Udinese and Granada in the summer and news their temporary stays look set to become permanent will be warmly welcomed by supporters.

Watford made 14 loan signings following the Pozzo family’s takeover in the summer and Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is the only one without an option to buy.

So there was always a likelihood several of the loanees would remain beyond this season but securing Pudil, Abdi, Vydra and Forestieri on permanent deals will be a real coup for the Championship side.

Watford’s technical director Gian Luca Nani named Vydra and Forestieri as two players who were keen to sign for the Hornets permanently at last Thursday’s fans’ forum and the Watford Observer understands the club are in advanced talks with the quartet about securing their services.

Nani said: “We try to find players to bring here that really don’t want to go [elsewhere]. They want to stay in Watford and we want to keep these players.

“Last week, players like Vydra and Forestieri and other players told me how ‘I really feel good here, I want to stay here instead of going back and going to other places’.

“It is really good and I’m really proud about that. But if we have the chance to use also the scouting network that we have all around the world [through Udinese] then why not?”

Some have criticised the Hornets’ decision to sign 14 loan players in the summer but chief executive Scott Duxbury stressed they are ‘Watford players’ and they are only loanees due to the new regime’s late arrival at the club.

He said: “The players wanted to come here and if everything works out and we want them to stay then we will make the moves permanent.

“We have options on all of them and it was purely a technicality when the window was closing.

“The game against Charlton away showed their passion; these players want to be here and they are not mercenaries who will suddenly go back. They want to stay and they are Watford players.

“The squad should be smaller, around 25 or 26, and next season that will be the case.

“But all the players who want to stay, and we want to stay, will stay,” he added.

Head coach Gianfranco Zola said that if the loan players “are not good enough or do not fulfil the expectations we have” then they will not sign for the Hornets.

He said: “I am here not because, in all due respect, I want to spend my life in the Championship, which is a very high level.

“I am an ambitious manager and I want us to play at a higher level and at this club there are players who share my ambition.

“That is where we are heading to and the Pozzo family have no interest in Watford playing in the Championship for a long time.”

Duxbury also used the fans’ forum to dismiss claims some of the players were now owned by Udinese, stating “it simply isn’t true, we own all our own players”.

Watford’s CEO and technical director have both stressed they are looking to bring in their own young talent and not just rely on Udinese players in the future.

And the Hornets are extremely close to completing the signing of a 15-year-old boy who Nani claims was wanted by “all the important clubs”.

The Hornets chief executive added: “It is an international boy we found through our scouting network and all the terms have been agreed so it should be completed any day now.”

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12:11pm Fri 9 Nov 12

andyhooked says...

The pick of the bunch and I do hope that they sign on a permanet basis that will keep the at WFCfor 2 or even 3 seasons. The last thing we need is revolving door of loanees. We need a settled side. On the down side we have to let players go that are not up to the level of the recent imports. e that they find a job in footbal
The pick of the bunch and I do hope that they sign on a permanet basis that will keep the at WFCfor 2 or even 3 seasons. The last thing we need is revolving door of loanees. We need a settled side. On the down side we have to let players go that are not up to the level of the recent imports. e that they find a job in footbal andyhooked
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12:18pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Hampshire hornet says...

I like Anya as well.... I also think given a run some of the others will prove their worth... The 15 year old sounds very interesting....

Chalobah for the Season and even next as well please.
I like Anya as well.... I also think given a run some of the others will prove their worth... The 15 year old sounds very interesting.... Chalobah for the Season and even next as well please. Hampshire hornet
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12:18pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Hampshire hornet says...

I like Anya as well.... I also think given a run some of the others will prove their worth... The 15 year old sounds very interesting....

Chalobah for the Season and even next as well please.
I like Anya as well.... I also think given a run some of the others will prove their worth... The 15 year old sounds very interesting.... Chalobah for the Season and even next as well please. Hampshire hornet
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12:23pm Fri 9 Nov 12

jasonwatford says...

Anya not for me....another headless player that cant see a pass...Ainsworth and McNamee...Wooter....
all the same type of player. I believe Chelsea will let him stay if we a competing near the top of the league come xmas.
Anya not for me....another headless player that cant see a pass...Ainsworth and McNamee...Wooter.... all the same type of player. I believe Chelsea will let him stay if we a competing near the top of the league come xmas. jasonwatford
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12:45pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Travelling Hornet says...

Awesome time to be a Hornet!
Awesome time to be a Hornet! Travelling Hornet
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1:17pm Fri 9 Nov 12

holtonian says...

I dont believe that some of our fringe players have had enough playing time to judge them.Neuton,Beleck,G
eijo,Bia,Battocchio,
Elkstand and most certainly both Cassetti and Anya should be kept on if possible. Most of these players are superior to some Gianfranco inherited.A lot depends on if Tommie Hoban at the moment he is in demand but hopefully we can keep him,
Fernando could become a world class player let alone the other 3. Exciting times still loom.Point to remember----- Southampton battered us last season, and look how badly they are doung now.We do not want to arrive in the Premier only to struggle as we did in the past.
I dont believe that some of our fringe players have had enough playing time to judge them.Neuton,Beleck,G eijo,Bia,Battocchio, Elkstand and most certainly both Cassetti and Anya should be kept on if possible. Most of these players are superior to some Gianfranco inherited.A lot depends on if Tommie Hoban at the moment he is in demand but hopefully we can keep him, Fernando could become a world class player let alone the other 3. Exciting times still loom.Point to remember----- Southampton battered us last season, and look how badly they are doung now.We do not want to arrive in the Premier only to struggle as we did in the past. holtonian
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1:19pm Fri 9 Nov 12

aussihornet says...

He must be special this 15 year old, if Nani has bothered to talk about him, interesting.

One player I'm surprised hasn't had much game time is Battochio. Already played this season for 1st team for Udinese, yet has only been subjected to a sub v Derby (grim). Italian Under 20 who has been kept out by lightning Yaetes.

The others mentioned, cracking. I'd also have Erkstand over a Neuton at present :-)
He must be special this 15 year old, if Nani has bothered to talk about him, interesting. One player I'm surprised hasn't had much game time is Battochio. Already played this season for 1st team for Udinese, yet has only been subjected to a sub v Derby (grim). Italian Under 20 who has been kept out by lightning Yaetes. The others mentioned, cracking. I'd also have Erkstand over a Neuton at present :-) aussihornet
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1:28pm Fri 9 Nov 12

MINTYHORNET says...

I would like to see more of Geoffrey mujangi bia I have heard he has real talent .
I would like to see more of Geoffrey mujangi bia I have heard he has real talent . MINTYHORNET
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1:28pm Fri 9 Nov 12

D.unstable says...

As they say at McDonalds 'I'm Lovin it'

Never been so excited in the 35 years following the orns. Such a contrast to the Bassini tenure.

The thing I love so much about most of the new guys is how pleased they are to be here and play for our club, just follow FF on twitter, he even apologised for us not winning against Millwall.

It's only going to get better and better.
As they say at McDonalds 'I'm Lovin it' Never been so excited in the 35 years following the orns. Such a contrast to the Bassini tenure. The thing I love so much about most of the new guys is how pleased they are to be here and play for our club, just follow FF on twitter, he even apologised for us not winning against Millwall. It's only going to get better and better. D.unstable
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1:37pm Fri 9 Nov 12

McHornet says...

For me, Anya is no where near good enough for us. In the cameo he had the other night, he never once had a good run at their left back, who was on a booking. Anya's main attribute is his pace, but what's the point if he's not prepared to use it and get to the by line? Very happy with making Abdi a permenant signing, a real technical centre midfielder who can score goals.
For me, Anya is no where near good enough for us. In the cameo he had the other night, he never once had a good run at their left back, who was on a booking. Anya's main attribute is his pace, but what's the point if he's not prepared to use it and get to the by line? Very happy with making Abdi a permenant signing, a real technical centre midfielder who can score goals. McHornet
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1:55pm Fri 9 Nov 12

jasonwatford says...

Neuton and Elkastand will be signed up and i hope to start to see Battichio get a game soon so we can get rid of that waste of space Yeats
Neuton and Elkastand will be signed up and i hope to start to see Battichio get a game soon so we can get rid of that waste of space Yeats jasonwatford
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2:00pm Fri 9 Nov 12

miked2006 says...

I hope Anya is just low on confidence rather than ability, and that is why he did not take any players on.

I also think we should give Battocchio a go, considering we seem to be lacking a final ball. Other than that, we just need a fast strong striker, unless Bia is that player.

The 15 y/o sounds exciting. Everyone feared for our youth when the Pozzo's took over but actually, we could have an advantage over some premiership teams.

All in all, everything looks great at the moment, but I am with a few posters above and think that next season would be a better plan for promotion than this one. It's all pretty exciting, isn't it?!
I hope Anya is just low on confidence rather than ability, and that is why he did not take any players on. I also think we should give Battocchio a go, considering we seem to be lacking a final ball. Other than that, we just need a fast strong striker, unless Bia is that player. The 15 y/o sounds exciting. Everyone feared for our youth when the Pozzo's took over but actually, we could have an advantage over some premiership teams. All in all, everything looks great at the moment, but I am with a few posters above and think that next season would be a better plan for promotion than this one. It's all pretty exciting, isn't it?! miked2006
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2:05pm Fri 9 Nov 12

JoeWFC_12 says...

Glad to here that we are looking to ink down the quartet to Watford. Hoping also Chelsea will allow us to keep Chalobah a while longer. Impressed with Elkstrand so far, I'm still of the belief that Bia & Battocchio will also prove their worth for us. Leeds away tomorrow, group of us are travelling up! Cant wait! COYH
Glad to here that we are looking to ink down the quartet to Watford. Hoping also Chelsea will allow us to keep Chalobah a while longer. Impressed with Elkstrand so far, I'm still of the belief that Bia & Battocchio will also prove their worth for us. Leeds away tomorrow, group of us are travelling up! Cant wait! COYH JoeWFC_12
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2:15pm Fri 9 Nov 12

DuffmanWFC says...

All is sounding good! I would also like to see Ekstrand and Neuton signed permanently too!
Also you still have the likes of Mungi Bai who hasn't played yet and if Geijo can get fit and score goals him too!
This would mean 8 loan players signed permanently, a really good result!
Never been so excited as I am now!
All is sounding good! I would also like to see Ekstrand and Neuton signed permanently too! Also you still have the likes of Mungi Bai who hasn't played yet and if Geijo can get fit and score goals him too! This would mean 8 loan players signed permanently, a really good result! Never been so excited as I am now! DuffmanWFC
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2:41pm Fri 9 Nov 12

lutondown says...

Where are the nay Sayers? Waiting for a defeat when they'll all come scurrying and slithering to their laptops!
Where are the nay Sayers? Waiting for a defeat when they'll all come scurrying and slithering to their laptops! lutondown
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2:46pm Fri 9 Nov 12

JoeWFC_12 says...

Hahha lutondown #brilliant! Remember pal we're not allowed to say the word "Project" no more either lol
Hahha lutondown #brilliant! Remember pal we're not allowed to say the word "Project" no more either lol JoeWFC_12
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2:58pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Taxidermist says...

JoeWFC_12 wrote:
Hahha lutondown #brilliant! Remember pal we're not allowed to say the word "Project" no more either lol
That's a Pound in the swear box Joe, you used 'the' word!!! :-)
[quote][p][bold]JoeWFC_12[/bold] wrote: Hahha lutondown #brilliant! Remember pal we're not allowed to say the word "Project" no more either lol[/p][/quote]That's a Pound in the swear box Joe, you used 'the' word!!! :-) Taxidermist
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3:14pm Fri 9 Nov 12

JoeWFC_12 says...

Thats a £1 towards the new stand then! Guess the "plan" isnt a better word either. I'd rather refer to this new era as the "Rise"
Thats a £1 towards the new stand then! Guess the "plan" isnt a better word either. I'd rather refer to this new era as the "Rise" JoeWFC_12
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3:26pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Travelling Hornet says...

Bonser out!
Bonser out! Travelling Hornet
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3:30pm Fri 9 Nov 12

lutondown says...

Taxidermist wrote:
JoeWFC_12 wrote:
Hahha lutondown #brilliant! Remember pal we're not allowed to say the word "Project" no more either lol
That's a Pound in the swear box Joe, you used 'the' word!!! :-)
Yeah and Gino kept saying project because him and Don Pozzo have lots of pounds and its like, we own the club we call it what we like you ungrateful tools.
My God to think someone actually chewed their finger nails over a choice of words! Must be lonely on his mad planet!
[quote][p][bold]Taxidermist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JoeWFC_12[/bold] wrote: Hahha lutondown #brilliant! Remember pal we're not allowed to say the word "Project" no more either lol[/p][/quote]That's a Pound in the swear box Joe, you used 'the' word!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Yeah and Gino kept saying project because him and Don Pozzo have lots of pounds and its like, we own the club we call it what we like you ungrateful tools. My God to think someone actually chewed their finger nails over a choice of words! Must be lonely on his mad planet! lutondown
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3:31pm Fri 9 Nov 12

lutondown says...

JoeWFC_12 wrote:
Hahha lutondown #brilliant! Remember pal we're not allowed to say the word "Project" no more either lol
Good luck up Leeds mate, not doing this one but Burnley and Blackpool are on the list
Dyche out!
[quote][p][bold]JoeWFC_12[/bold] wrote: Hahha lutondown #brilliant! Remember pal we're not allowed to say the word "Project" no more either lol[/p][/quote]Good luck up Leeds mate, not doing this one but Burnley and Blackpool are on the list Dyche out! lutondown
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3:34pm Fri 9 Nov 12

AngelHornet says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Neuton and Elkastand will be signed up and i hope to start to see Battichio get a game soon so we can get rid of that waste of space Yeats
If we sign both permanently, I see the end for Nos. Battochio needs to be picked in place of Chalobah at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Neuton and Elkastand will be signed up and i hope to start to see Battichio get a game soon so we can get rid of that waste of space Yeats[/p][/quote]If we sign both permanently, I see the end for Nos. Battochio needs to be picked in place of Chalobah at the moment. AngelHornet
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3:39pm Fri 9 Nov 12

JoeWFC_12 says...

Yeah we are doing the day and night up there! #Hornsontour We will have to meet up at the Lion for a beer son! The forum was brilliant..some pure randomness in there to as we know! Surprised no one hasnt started a Di Natale to Watford rumor yet...anyone wish to do the honour?!
Yeah we are doing the day and night up there! #Hornsontour We will have to meet up at the Lion for a beer son! The forum was brilliant..some pure randomness in there to as we know! Surprised no one hasnt started a Di Natale to Watford rumor yet...anyone wish to do the honour?! JoeWFC_12
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4:05pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Alexander Hilcroft says...

More positive stuff. Just imagine how depressing it would be if the club was owned by, say, an ex-bankrupt who kept all the cash from match-day proceedings in a safe to fund his own massive cocaine habit!! What a nightmare that would be
More positive stuff. Just imagine how depressing it would be if the club was owned by, say, an ex-bankrupt who kept all the cash from match-day proceedings in a safe to fund his own massive cocaine habit!! What a nightmare that would be Alexander Hilcroft
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4:05pm Fri 9 Nov 12

KeithMercer says...

JoeWFC_12 wrote:
Yeah we are doing the day and night up there! #Hornsontour We will have to meet up at the Lion for a beer son! The forum was brilliant..some pure randomness in there to as we know! Surprised no one hasnt started a Di Natale to Watford rumor yet...anyone wish to do the honour?!
He is signing in January deffo ! with Yeatesy boy going in a straight swap deal. Just hope we have got the better end of the deal.
Loving what I am hearing over the last few weeks and missing the postings from Mr Magoo !
Where are ya ?
[quote][p][bold]JoeWFC_12[/bold] wrote: Yeah we are doing the day and night up there! #Hornsontour We will have to meet up at the Lion for a beer son! The forum was brilliant..some pure randomness in there to as we know! Surprised no one hasnt started a Di Natale to Watford rumor yet...anyone wish to do the honour?![/p][/quote]He is signing in January deffo ! with Yeatesy boy going in a straight swap deal. Just hope we have got the better end of the deal. Loving what I am hearing over the last few weeks and missing the postings from Mr Magoo ! Where are ya ? KeithMercer
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4:07pm Fri 9 Nov 12

KeithMercer says...

Ps
have a good trip Joe and who ever else is going ! be loud and proud !!
Ps have a good trip Joe and who ever else is going ! be loud and proud !! KeithMercer
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4:40pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Boosey says...

AngelHornet wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Neuton and Elkastand will be signed up and i hope to start to see Battichio get a game soon so we can get rid of that waste of space Yeats
If we sign both permanently, I see the end for Nos. Battochio needs to be picked in place of Chalobah at the moment.
Battochio needs to picked in place of Chalobah? Please explain!
[quote][p][bold]AngelHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Neuton and Elkastand will be signed up and i hope to start to see Battichio get a game soon so we can get rid of that waste of space Yeats[/p][/quote]If we sign both permanently, I see the end for Nos. Battochio needs to be picked in place of Chalobah at the moment.[/p][/quote]Battochio needs to picked in place of Chalobah? Please explain! Boosey
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4:48pm Fri 9 Nov 12

lutondown says...

JoeWFC_12 wrote:
Yeah we are doing the day and night up there! #Hornsontour We will have to meet up at the Lion for a beer son! The forum was brilliant..some pure randomness in there to as we know! Surprised no one hasnt started a Di Natale to Watford rumor yet...anyone wish to do the honour?!
It's on twittert mate. Rumour is January!
[quote][p][bold]JoeWFC_12[/bold] wrote: Yeah we are doing the day and night up there! #Hornsontour We will have to meet up at the Lion for a beer son! The forum was brilliant..some pure randomness in there to as we know! Surprised no one hasnt started a Di Natale to Watford rumor yet...anyone wish to do the honour?![/p][/quote]It's on twittert mate. Rumour is January! lutondown
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5:08pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Lucaszoratti says...

As an Udinese fan it makes me sad to see some of these players leave, but I am happy i now have an English team to support haha. Im sure the Pozzo's have great plans for you in the future!
As an Udinese fan it makes me sad to see some of these players leave, but I am happy i now have an English team to support haha. Im sure the Pozzo's have great plans for you in the future! Lucaszoratti
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5:15pm Fri 9 Nov 12

lutondown says...

Lucaszoratti wrote:
As an Udinese fan it makes me sad to see some of these players leave, but I am happy i now have an English team to support haha. Im sure the Pozzo's have great plans for you in the future!
And welcome to our little club !ucas! Hoping we have a Pozzo cup tournament between Watford/ Udi/ Grenada. Held somewhere nice and warm ( not England then!) so us biys have an excuse for a holiday!
[quote][p][bold]Lucaszoratti[/bold] wrote: As an Udinese fan it makes me sad to see some of these players leave, but I am happy i now have an English team to support haha. Im sure the Pozzo's have great plans for you in the future![/p][/quote]And welcome to our little club !ucas! Hoping we have a Pozzo cup tournament between Watford/ Udi/ Grenada. Held somewhere nice and warm ( not England then!) so us biys have an excuse for a holiday! lutondown
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5:33pm Fri 9 Nov 12

D.unstable says...

lutondown wrote:
Lucaszoratti wrote: As an Udinese fan it makes me sad to see some of these players leave, but I am happy i now have an English team to support haha. Im sure the Pozzo's have great plans for you in the future!
And welcome to our little club !ucas! Hoping we have a Pozzo cup tournament between Watford/ Udi/ Grenada. Held somewhere nice and warm ( not England then!) so us biys have an excuse for a holiday!
And good to see Watford updates are constantly put up on the Udinese website, would be good if Watford returned the compliment to keep us up to date with our Italian and Spanish brothers.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lucaszoratti[/bold] wrote: As an Udinese fan it makes me sad to see some of these players leave, but I am happy i now have an English team to support haha. Im sure the Pozzo's have great plans for you in the future![/p][/quote]And welcome to our little club !ucas! Hoping we have a Pozzo cup tournament between Watford/ Udi/ Grenada. Held somewhere nice and warm ( not England then!) so us biys have an excuse for a holiday![/p][/quote]And good to see Watford updates are constantly put up on the Udinese website, would be good if Watford returned the compliment to keep us up to date with our Italian and Spanish brothers. D.unstable
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5:39pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Hampshire hornet says...

Ronaldo joining us end of Feb....










2021
Ronaldo joining us end of Feb.... 2021 Hampshire hornet
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5:43pm Fri 9 Nov 12

lutondown says...

D.unstable wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Lucaszoratti wrote: As an Udinese fan it makes me sad to see some of these players leave, but I am happy i now have an English team to support haha. Im sure the Pozzo's have great plans for you in the future!
And welcome to our little club !ucas! Hoping we have a Pozzo cup tournament between Watford/ Udi/ Grenada. Held somewhere nice and warm ( not England then!) so us biys have an excuse for a holiday!
And good to see Watford updates are constantly put up on the Udinese website, would be good if Watford returned the compliment to keep us up to date with our Italian and Spanish brothers.
Dusty, your mooching around on twitter without introducing yourself! I'm on as me!
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lucaszoratti[/bold] wrote: As an Udinese fan it makes me sad to see some of these players leave, but I am happy i now have an English team to support haha. Im sure the Pozzo's have great plans for you in the future![/p][/quote]And welcome to our little club !ucas! Hoping we have a Pozzo cup tournament between Watford/ Udi/ Grenada. Held somewhere nice and warm ( not England then!) so us biys have an excuse for a holiday![/p][/quote]And good to see Watford updates are constantly put up on the Udinese website, would be good if Watford returned the compliment to keep us up to date with our Italian and Spanish brothers.[/p][/quote]Dusty, your mooching around on twitter without introducing yourself! I'm on as me! lutondown
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6:05pm Fri 9 Nov 12

MAshby1001 says...

I would certainly rate these four as the most impressive of the Pozzo lot so far and it would be great if we could sign them permanently!
Neuton or Ekstrand would be a must as well if we do fail to keep hold of Hoban.
I would certainly rate these four as the most impressive of the Pozzo lot so far and it would be great if we could sign them permanently! Neuton or Ekstrand would be a must as well if we do fail to keep hold of Hoban. MAshby1001
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6:06pm Fri 9 Nov 12

JoeWFC_12 says...

Cheers Keith cant wait! All about the #hornsontour. Sure to see many of you the weekend after at the Lion for the Wolves game!

I am positive ahead of tomorrow, and I believe if we can finish our chances then 3points can be ours! Be interesting to see the starting 11. I agree with many, Vydra is deserving of a start tomorrow.
Cheers Keith cant wait! All about the #hornsontour. Sure to see many of you the weekend after at the Lion for the Wolves game! I am positive ahead of tomorrow, and I believe if we can finish our chances then 3points can be ours! Be interesting to see the starting 11. I agree with many, Vydra is deserving of a start tomorrow. JoeWFC_12
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6:24pm Fri 9 Nov 12

cliff46 says...

I will be delighted if we sign those four players on permanent deals but I really am fascinated by the financial mechanics of such a deal.
Signing those four in normal circumstances would involve an outlay of at least £5/6M whereas our previous financial situation meant that Dickinson was a major signing for £250k (overpriced by £249k).
If we sign them below Market value
it will adversely effect our sister clubs and so is unlikely.
Gino Pozzo has already said that they won't allow their premiership ambitions to put our club at risk but that sort of expenditure is impractical with current attendances. No doubt I will be told it is all part of the Pozzo's investment plan ands I accept that .
I'm not being negative just inquisitive, I realise I am never going to get. Definitive reply
Nani has indicated that we could sign permanently any or all of the players currently on loan which might require a market price investment well in excess of £10M which is even more intriguing.
I will be delighted if we sign those four players on permanent deals but I really am fascinated by the financial mechanics of such a deal. Signing those four in normal circumstances would involve an outlay of at least £5/6M whereas our previous financial situation meant that Dickinson was a major signing for £250k (overpriced by £249k). If we sign them below Market value it will adversely effect our sister clubs and so is unlikely. Gino Pozzo has already said that they won't allow their premiership ambitions to put our club at risk but that sort of expenditure is impractical with current attendances. No doubt I will be told it is all part of the Pozzo's investment plan ands I accept that . I'm not being negative just inquisitive, I realise I am never going to get. Definitive reply Nani has indicated that we could sign permanently any or all of the players currently on loan which might require a market price investment well in excess of £10M which is even more intriguing. cliff46
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6:57pm Fri 9 Nov 12

lutondown says...

cliff46 wrote:
I will be delighted if we sign those four players on permanent deals but I really am fascinated by the financial mechanics of such a deal.
Signing those four in normal circumstances would involve an outlay of at least £5/6M whereas our previous financial situation meant that Dickinson was a major signing for £250k (overpriced by £249k).
If we sign them below Market value
it will adversely effect our sister clubs and so is unlikely.
Gino Pozzo has already said that they won't allow their premiership ambitions to put our club at risk but that sort of expenditure is impractical with current attendances. No doubt I will be told it is all part of the Pozzo's investment plan ands I accept that .
I'm not being negative just inquisitive, I realise I am never going to get. Definitive reply
Nani has indicated that we could sign permanently any or all of the players currently on loan which might require a market price investment well in excess of £10M which is even more intriguing.
cliff, one objection Dicko was over priced by £249,99.90
Two bob by anyone's standards!
[quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I will be delighted if we sign those four players on permanent deals but I really am fascinated by the financial mechanics of such a deal. Signing those four in normal circumstances would involve an outlay of at least £5/6M whereas our previous financial situation meant that Dickinson was a major signing for £250k (overpriced by £249k). If we sign them below Market value it will adversely effect our sister clubs and so is unlikely. Gino Pozzo has already said that they won't allow their premiership ambitions to put our club at risk but that sort of expenditure is impractical with current attendances. No doubt I will be told it is all part of the Pozzo's investment plan ands I accept that . I'm not being negative just inquisitive, I realise I am never going to get. Definitive reply Nani has indicated that we could sign permanently any or all of the players currently on loan which might require a market price investment well in excess of £10M which is even more intriguing.[/p][/quote]cliff, one objection Dicko was over priced by £249,99.90 Two bob by anyone's standards! lutondown
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7:13pm Fri 9 Nov 12

AngelHornet says...

Boosey wrote:
AngelHornet wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Neuton and Elkastand will be signed up and i hope to start to see Battichio get a game soon so we can get rid of that waste of space Yeats
If we sign both permanently, I see the end for Nos. Battochio needs to be picked in place of Chalobah at the moment.
Battochio needs to picked in place of Chalobah? Please explain!
Chalobah is17 years old and has had a dip in form. He is an excellent prospect, but shouldn't be over played He simply needs a rest. Battochio would be te obvious choice to fill in...for me!
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AngelHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Neuton and Elkastand will be signed up and i hope to start to see Battichio get a game soon so we can get rid of that waste of space Yeats[/p][/quote]If we sign both permanently, I see the end for Nos. Battochio needs to be picked in place of Chalobah at the moment.[/p][/quote]Battochio needs to picked in place of Chalobah? Please explain![/p][/quote]Chalobah is17 years old and has had a dip in form. He is an excellent prospect, but shouldn't be over played He simply needs a rest. Battochio would be te obvious choice to fill in...for me! AngelHornet
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7:28pm Fri 9 Nov 12

lutondown says...

AngelHornet wrote:
Boosey wrote:
AngelHornet wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Neuton and Elkastand will be signed up and i hope to start to see Battichio get a game soon so we can get rid of that waste of space Yeats
If we sign both permanently, I see the end for Nos. Battochio needs to be picked in place of Chalobah at the moment.
Battochio needs to picked in place of Chalobah? Please explain!
Chalobah is17 years old and has had a dip in form. He is an excellent prospect, but shouldn't be over played He simply needs a rest. Battochio would be te obvious choice to fill in...for me!
Agreed. Not only that no one regardless of potential should have the luxury of thinking they are beyond dropping.
The lad is going to be great, but he's not quite there yet.
[quote][p][bold]AngelHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AngelHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Neuton and Elkastand will be signed up and i hope to start to see Battichio get a game soon so we can get rid of that waste of space Yeats[/p][/quote]If we sign both permanently, I see the end for Nos. Battochio needs to be picked in place of Chalobah at the moment.[/p][/quote]Battochio needs to picked in place of Chalobah? Please explain![/p][/quote]Chalobah is17 years old and has had a dip in form. He is an excellent prospect, but shouldn't be over played He simply needs a rest. Battochio would be te obvious choice to fill in...for me![/p][/quote]Agreed. Not only that no one regardless of potential should have the luxury of thinking they are beyond dropping. The lad is going to be great, but he's not quite there yet. lutondown
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8:15pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

They are all free transfers (or nominal fee), the terms of contract have to be agreed with each individual player (wages and benefits etc) so no or little outlay.

If they were to be sold outside the Pozzo Group then suggest :

Abdi £2M

Vydra £4M

Pudil £1.5M

Fessi £2M

Outlay of £9.5M, but as part of Pozzo group £nominal

Remember Udinese raised £50M this summer from sale of two players, so no cash issues there.

Also bear in mind that the Pozzo's make their money outside football, so not looking for profits from football. They want money generated by football to stay in the football clubs they own for long term stability. Therefore IF for example Tommie Hoban went to Man Utd in 2 years for £15M, them that £15M stays at Watford !

England is main priority, we are blessed for having the Pozzo's.

When you listen and read the Wobby interview (well done Frank) with Gino, Watford is the perfect club for them, similar size and values to Udin, the word "Community" shines through.

I am also delighted that Udin are sending camera crews over, reporting about the Orns on their website, just shows the sense of sway towards us, I hope Watford reciprocate, we potentially have a wider fan base in including Udin (point I made at Fans Forum aswell as tour to Udin)

We also have to give credit to Duxbury and Nani, whatever the reputation at West Ham, these were the guys that Championed the purchase of Watford.

For the first time in 30 years since GT & EJ glory days, I am v excited to be an Orn

In Frank's interview he states he was v impressed with Gino, "impressive" he states, Frank wouldn't use that word unless he meant it.

I spoke to a couple of senior people at other Championship Clubs this week, I can tell you they are saying everyone has "one eye" on Watford and all state the Pozzo's have nothing but a great reputation ....

I also found out some interesting background as to why Malky left, which may well change alot of our opinions about him and the Cardiff exodus, but I will keep that info until end of the month ......

@Holly68Paul

No hiding from me LOL
They are all free transfers (or nominal fee), the terms of contract have to be agreed with each individual player (wages and benefits etc) so no or little outlay. If they were to be sold outside the Pozzo Group then suggest : Abdi £2M Vydra £4M Pudil £1.5M Fessi £2M Outlay of £9.5M, but as part of Pozzo group £nominal Remember Udinese raised £50M this summer from sale of two players, so no cash issues there. Also bear in mind that the Pozzo's make their money outside football, so not looking for profits from football. They want money generated by football to stay in the football clubs they own for long term stability. Therefore IF for example Tommie Hoban went to Man Utd in 2 years for £15M, them that £15M stays at Watford ! England is main priority, we are blessed for having the Pozzo's. When you listen and read the Wobby interview (well done Frank) with Gino, Watford is the perfect club for them, similar size and values to Udin, the word "Community" shines through. I am also delighted that Udin are sending camera crews over, reporting about the Orns on their website, just shows the sense of sway towards us, I hope Watford reciprocate, we potentially have a wider fan base in including Udin (point I made at Fans Forum aswell as tour to Udin) We also have to give credit to Duxbury and Nani, whatever the reputation at West Ham, these were the guys that Championed the purchase of Watford. For the first time in 30 years since GT & EJ glory days, I am v excited to be an Orn In Frank's interview he states he was v impressed with Gino, "impressive" he states, Frank wouldn't use that word unless he meant it. I spoke to a couple of senior people at other Championship Clubs this week, I can tell you they are saying everyone has "one eye" on Watford and all state the Pozzo's have nothing but a great reputation .... I also found out some interesting background as to why Malky left, which may well change alot of our opinions about him and the Cardiff exodus, but I will keep that info until end of the month ...... @Holly68Paul No hiding from me LOL Holly68
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8:25pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

Dicko : whilst he may not be everyone's cup of tea, we should respect that he did give 100%, and if you were going to war, you'd want him on your side not against you

We have moved in a different direction, but always respect anyone that gave 100% regardless of ability

Dicko was similar to Robbo, all endeavour and passion, difference being Robbo was "one of our own" so we allowed for mistakes.

I wish Dicko well at Pompey, and hope that he gets a permanent move there because they have a great fan base and will relish Dicko's passion

Any Orn that gives 100% deserves a good home
Dicko : whilst he may not be everyone's cup of tea, we should respect that he did give 100%, and if you were going to war, you'd want him on your side not against you We have moved in a different direction, but always respect anyone that gave 100% regardless of ability Dicko was similar to Robbo, all endeavour and passion, difference being Robbo was "one of our own" so we allowed for mistakes. I wish Dicko well at Pompey, and hope that he gets a permanent move there because they have a great fan base and will relish Dicko's passion Any Orn that gives 100% deserves a good home Holly68
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8:42pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

Di Natale at Watford, put it this way, more of a possibility than this time last year LOL !

January : 30%
Next Season if Watford in Championship : 50%
Next Season if Watford in Prem :80%

Has stated his desire to play in England !

Threat : probably worth £20M and will get signed by Barca or Real or Cheksea
Di Natale at Watford, put it this way, more of a possibility than this time last year LOL ! January : 30% Next Season if Watford in Championship : 50% Next Season if Watford in Prem :80% Has stated his desire to play in England ! Threat : probably worth £20M and will get signed by Barca or Real or Cheksea Holly68
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8:49pm Fri 9 Nov 12

D.unstable says...

lutondown wrote:
D.unstable wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Lucaszoratti wrote: As an Udinese fan it makes me sad to see some of these players leave, but I am happy i now have an English team to support haha. Im sure the Pozzo's have great plans for you in the future!
And welcome to our little club !ucas! Hoping we have a Pozzo cup tournament between Watford/ Udi/ Grenada. Held somewhere nice and warm ( not England then!) so us biys have an excuse for a holiday!
And good to see Watford updates are constantly put up on the Udinese website, would be good if Watford returned the compliment to keep us up to date with our Italian and Spanish brothers.
Dusty, your mooching around on twitter without introducing yourself! I'm on as me!
LOL, I do like to mooch!!! I'll look you up my old scummer down.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lucaszoratti[/bold] wrote: As an Udinese fan it makes me sad to see some of these players leave, but I am happy i now have an English team to support haha. Im sure the Pozzo's have great plans for you in the future![/p][/quote]And welcome to our little club !ucas! Hoping we have a Pozzo cup tournament between Watford/ Udi/ Grenada. Held somewhere nice and warm ( not England then!) so us biys have an excuse for a holiday![/p][/quote]And good to see Watford updates are constantly put up on the Udinese website, would be good if Watford returned the compliment to keep us up to date with our Italian and Spanish brothers.[/p][/quote]Dusty, your mooching around on twitter without introducing yourself! I'm on as me![/p][/quote]LOL, I do like to mooch!!! I'll look you up my old scummer down. D.unstable
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9:36pm Fri 9 Nov 12

1982WFC says...

Get the contracts written up now & as soon as the clock strikes 00:00 1st Jan 2013 get the signatures added to them.
Throw in one or two more of the new lads who have been on the fringes so far but will play between now & then as the fixtures come thick & fast & things look rosy to me. Oh & not forgetting the young homegrown lads. COYH!

PS cliff46 says...Dickinson (overpriced by £249k).

That made me chuckle
Get the contracts written up now & as soon as the clock strikes 00:00 1st Jan 2013 get the signatures added to them. Throw in one or two more of the new lads who have been on the fringes so far but will play between now & then as the fixtures come thick & fast & things look rosy to me. Oh & not forgetting the young homegrown lads. COYH! PS cliff46 says...Dickinson (overpriced by £249k). That made me chuckle 1982WFC
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9:45pm Fri 9 Nov 12

JoeWFC_12 says...

I agree with you Holly68! I am surprised in the lack of talk of the possibility of Di Natale coming Watford...I was expecting at the forum for someone to throw the question to the panel...any chance of Di Natale coming to Watford to see what reply we would get!

He has shown a desire to come to England, he still have a lot to give but he isn't getting any younger (35), so if he was to make a move before hanging his boots then I would expect so in the not so distant future.

I strongly believe if we get promoted this season for argument sake, that I strongly believe it would be seriously considered.

One thing the Pozzo's know for sure that economically..the potential in England is far greater than Spain & Italy. Who's know what might happen ahead but this is without a doubt exciting times ahead for WFC....embrace & enjoy everyone.
I agree with you Holly68! I am surprised in the lack of talk of the possibility of Di Natale coming Watford...I was expecting at the forum for someone to throw the question to the panel...any chance of Di Natale coming to Watford to see what reply we would get! He has shown a desire to come to England, he still have a lot to give but he isn't getting any younger (35), so if he was to make a move before hanging his boots then I would expect so in the not so distant future. I strongly believe if we get promoted this season for argument sake, that I strongly believe it would be seriously considered. One thing the Pozzo's know for sure that economically..the potential in England is far greater than Spain & Italy. Who's know what might happen ahead but this is without a doubt exciting times ahead for WFC....embrace & enjoy everyone. JoeWFC_12
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10:23pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Boosey says...

lutondown wrote:
AngelHornet wrote:
Boosey wrote:
AngelHornet wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Neuton and Elkastand will be signed up and i hope to start to see Battichio get a game soon so we can get rid of that waste of space Yeats
If we sign both permanently, I see the end for Nos. Battochio needs to be picked in place of Chalobah at the moment.
Battochio needs to picked in place of Chalobah? Please explain!
Chalobah is17 years old and has had a dip in form. He is an excellent prospect, but shouldn't be over played He simply needs a rest. Battochio would be te obvious choice to fill in...for me!
Agreed. Not only that no one regardless of potential should have the luxury of thinking they are beyond dropping.
The lad is going to be great, but he's not quite there yet.
Partly agree with what has been said but not seen enough of Battochio for a straight swap, substitution yes.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AngelHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AngelHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Neuton and Elkastand will be signed up and i hope to start to see Battichio get a game soon so we can get rid of that waste of space Yeats[/p][/quote]If we sign both permanently, I see the end for Nos. Battochio needs to be picked in place of Chalobah at the moment.[/p][/quote]Battochio needs to picked in place of Chalobah? Please explain![/p][/quote]Chalobah is17 years old and has had a dip in form. He is an excellent prospect, but shouldn't be over played He simply needs a rest. Battochio would be te obvious choice to fill in...for me![/p][/quote]Agreed. Not only that no one regardless of potential should have the luxury of thinking they are beyond dropping. The lad is going to be great, but he's not quite there yet.[/p][/quote]Partly agree with what has been said but not seen enough of Battochio for a straight swap, substitution yes. Boosey
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12:00am Sat 10 Nov 12

londomollari says...

Impressed with the Pozzo interview. Very positive. Although I am on record as being unsure about Nani/Duxbury, I have, and will always, credit them with their work in brokering the Pozzo deal.
Good news on the (hopefully) signings too.
Just one last point. Read Ollie Phillps comment on Ken Furphy's health---apparently he has dementia. Terribly, terribly sad. Although we are not supposed to admit it---I really did shed a tear of sadness for our old Watford hero. I hope he knows he is not forgotten.
Impressed with the Pozzo interview. Very positive. Although I am on record as being unsure about Nani/Duxbury, I have, and will always, credit them with their work in brokering the Pozzo deal. Good news on the (hopefully) signings too. Just one last point. Read Ollie Phillps comment on Ken Furphy's health---apparently he has dementia. Terribly, terribly sad. Although we are not supposed to admit it---I really did shed a tear of sadness for our old Watford hero. I hope he knows he is not forgotten. londomollari
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12:17am Sat 10 Nov 12

watford4evermore says...

I know who 15 year old lad is and believe me he could be the next mesi he's that good
I know who 15 year old lad is and believe me he could be the next mesi he's that good watford4evermore
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12:18am Sat 10 Nov 12

watford4evermore says...

Sorry that should say I know who the 15 year old lad is!
Sorry that should say I know who the 15 year old lad is! watford4evermore
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12:21am Sat 10 Nov 12

D.unstable says...

watford4evermore wrote:
Sorry that should say I know who the 15 year old lad is!
So who is he then?
[quote][p][bold]watford4evermore[/bold] wrote: Sorry that should say I know who the 15 year old lad is![/p][/quote]So who is he then? D.unstable
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12:36am Sat 10 Nov 12

watford4evermore says...

Sorry cant say all I can tell you is really big clubs were after him when the club say they have signed him you can see clips of him on u tube he's very very good
Sorry cant say all I can tell you is really big clubs were after him when the club say they have signed him you can see clips of him on u tube he's very very good watford4evermore
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7:08am Sat 10 Nov 12

lutondown says...

londomollari wrote:
Impressed with the Pozzo interview. Very positive. Although I am on record as being unsure about Nani/Duxbury, I have, and will always, credit them with their work in brokering the Pozzo deal.
Good news on the (hopefully) signings too.
Just one last point. Read Ollie Phillps comment on Ken Furphy's health---apparently he has dementia. Terribly, terribly sad. Although we are not supposed to admit it---I really did shed a tear of sadness for our old Watford hero. I hope he knows he is not forgotten.
I think the Observer acted to our requests on Ken. If that's the case fair play.
We can all have misgivings on new regimes I think it's being able to see what's in front if you that's important. I did not want Dyche in and he proved me wrong.
The new regime really are our saviours and I was reliably informed of just how things were bad with our former custodians and how near to the abyss we really were.
What we have is almost surreal. Look at the names being bandied about, De Natale for one!
The very fact the loan quartet want to stay at little Watford shows how dramatically things have changed.
Now just the small matter of stuffing Colin!
[quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: Impressed with the Pozzo interview. Very positive. Although I am on record as being unsure about Nani/Duxbury, I have, and will always, credit them with their work in brokering the Pozzo deal. Good news on the (hopefully) signings too. Just one last point. Read Ollie Phillps comment on Ken Furphy's health---apparently he has dementia. Terribly, terribly sad. Although we are not supposed to admit it---I really did shed a tear of sadness for our old Watford hero. I hope he knows he is not forgotten.[/p][/quote]I think the Observer acted to our requests on Ken. If that's the case fair play. We can all have misgivings on new regimes I think it's being able to see what's in front if you that's important. I did not want Dyche in and he proved me wrong. The new regime really are our saviours and I was reliably informed of just how things were bad with our former custodians and how near to the abyss we really were. What we have is almost surreal. Look at the names being bandied about, De Natale for one! The very fact the loan quartet want to stay at little Watford shows how dramatically things have changed. Now just the small matter of stuffing Colin! lutondown
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8:01am Sat 10 Nov 12

SAHornet says...

lutondown wrote:
londomollari wrote:
Impressed with the Pozzo interview. Very positive. Although I am on record as being unsure about Nani/Duxbury, I have, and will always, credit them with their work in brokering the Pozzo deal.
Good news on the (hopefully) signings too.
Just one last point. Read Ollie Phillps comment on Ken Furphy's health---apparently he has dementia. Terribly, terribly sad. Although we are not supposed to admit it---I really did shed a tear of sadness for our old Watford hero. I hope he knows he is not forgotten.
I think the Observer acted to our requests on Ken. If that's the case fair play.
We can all have misgivings on new regimes I think it's being able to see what's in front if you that's important. I did not want Dyche in and he proved me wrong.
The new regime really are our saviours and I was reliably informed of just how things were bad with our former custodians and how near to the abyss we really were.
What we have is almost surreal. Look at the names being bandied about, De Natale for one!
The very fact the loan quartet want to stay at little Watford shows how dramatically things have changed.
Now just the small matter of stuffing Colin!
The tricky winger formerly from Southend will play for Colin tomoz (can't remember his name) . Scored 4 for Leeds reserves in mid-week. Colin says he's going "gung-ho for Watford". Hahaha
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: Impressed with the Pozzo interview. Very positive. Although I am on record as being unsure about Nani/Duxbury, I have, and will always, credit them with their work in brokering the Pozzo deal. Good news on the (hopefully) signings too. Just one last point. Read Ollie Phillps comment on Ken Furphy's health---apparently he has dementia. Terribly, terribly sad. Although we are not supposed to admit it---I really did shed a tear of sadness for our old Watford hero. I hope he knows he is not forgotten.[/p][/quote]I think the Observer acted to our requests on Ken. If that's the case fair play. We can all have misgivings on new regimes I think it's being able to see what's in front if you that's important. I did not want Dyche in and he proved me wrong. The new regime really are our saviours and I was reliably informed of just how things were bad with our former custodians and how near to the abyss we really were. What we have is almost surreal. Look at the names being bandied about, De Natale for one! The very fact the loan quartet want to stay at little Watford shows how dramatically things have changed. Now just the small matter of stuffing Colin![/p][/quote]The tricky winger formerly from Southend will play for Colin tomoz (can't remember his name) . Scored 4 for Leeds reserves in mid-week. Colin says he's going "gung-ho for Watford". Hahaha SAHornet
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8:24am Sat 10 Nov 12

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

sorry but why is warnock = "colin" ??
sorry but why is warnock = "colin" ?? Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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9:43am Sat 10 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

Holly68 wrote:
Di Natale at Watford, put it this way, more of a possibility than this time last year LOL !

January : 30%
Next Season if Watford in Championship : 50%
Next Season if Watford in Prem :80%

Has stated his desire to play in England !

Threat : probably worth £20M and will get signed by Barca or Real or Cheksea
Didn't realise his age so not worth £20M
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Di Natale at Watford, put it this way, more of a possibility than this time last year LOL ! January : 30% Next Season if Watford in Championship : 50% Next Season if Watford in Prem :80% Has stated his desire to play in England ! Threat : probably worth £20M and will get signed by Barca or Real or Cheksea[/p][/quote]Didn't realise his age so not worth £20M Holly68
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9:46am Sat 10 Nov 12

sceptic says...

Mickey Quin----try an anogram of Neil Warnock and you come up with Colin W----r.
Sheff Wednesday joke!
Mickey Quin----try an anogram of Neil Warnock and you come up with Colin W----r. Sheff Wednesday joke! sceptic
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11:17am Sat 10 Nov 12

JohnnyHornet says...

Holly68 wrote:
They are all free transfers (or nominal fee), the terms of contract have to be agreed with each individual player (wages and benefits etc) so no or little outlay.

If they were to be sold outside the Pozzo Group then suggest :

Abdi £2M

Vydra £4M

Pudil £1.5M

Fessi £2M

Outlay of £9.5M, but as part of Pozzo group £nominal

Remember Udinese raised £50M this summer from sale of two players, so no cash issues there.

Also bear in mind that the Pozzo's make their money outside football, so not looking for profits from football. They want money generated by football to stay in the football clubs they own for long term stability. Therefore IF for example Tommie Hoban went to Man Utd in 2 years for £15M, them that £15M stays at Watford !

England is main priority, we are blessed for having the Pozzo's.

When you listen and read the Wobby interview (well done Frank) with Gino, Watford is the perfect club for them, similar size and values to Udin, the word "Community" shines through.

I am also delighted that Udin are sending camera crews over, reporting about the Orns on their website, just shows the sense of sway towards us, I hope Watford reciprocate, we potentially have a wider fan base in including Udin (point I made at Fans Forum aswell as tour to Udin)

We also have to give credit to Duxbury and Nani, whatever the reputation at West Ham, these were the guys that Championed the purchase of Watford.

For the first time in 30 years since GT & EJ glory days, I am v excited to be an Orn

In Frank's interview he states he was v impressed with Gino, "impressive" he states, Frank wouldn't use that word unless he meant it.

I spoke to a couple of senior people at other Championship Clubs this week, I can tell you they are saying everyone has "one eye" on Watford and all state the Pozzo's have nothing but a great reputation ....

I also found out some interesting background as to why Malky left, which may well change alot of our opinions about him and the Cardiff exodus, but I will keep that info until end of the month ......

@Holly68Paul

No hiding from me LOL
I think we should have a pizzahut on each corner of the ground.
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: They are all free transfers (or nominal fee), the terms of contract have to be agreed with each individual player (wages and benefits etc) so no or little outlay. If they were to be sold outside the Pozzo Group then suggest : Abdi £2M Vydra £4M Pudil £1.5M Fessi £2M Outlay of £9.5M, but as part of Pozzo group £nominal Remember Udinese raised £50M this summer from sale of two players, so no cash issues there. Also bear in mind that the Pozzo's make their money outside football, so not looking for profits from football. They want money generated by football to stay in the football clubs they own for long term stability. Therefore IF for example Tommie Hoban went to Man Utd in 2 years for £15M, them that £15M stays at Watford ! England is main priority, we are blessed for having the Pozzo's. When you listen and read the Wobby interview (well done Frank) with Gino, Watford is the perfect club for them, similar size and values to Udin, the word "Community" shines through. I am also delighted that Udin are sending camera crews over, reporting about the Orns on their website, just shows the sense of sway towards us, I hope Watford reciprocate, we potentially have a wider fan base in including Udin (point I made at Fans Forum aswell as tour to Udin) We also have to give credit to Duxbury and Nani, whatever the reputation at West Ham, these were the guys that Championed the purchase of Watford. For the first time in 30 years since GT & EJ glory days, I am v excited to be an Orn In Frank's interview he states he was v impressed with Gino, "impressive" he states, Frank wouldn't use that word unless he meant it. I spoke to a couple of senior people at other Championship Clubs this week, I can tell you they are saying everyone has "one eye" on Watford and all state the Pozzo's have nothing but a great reputation .... I also found out some interesting background as to why Malky left, which may well change alot of our opinions about him and the Cardiff exodus, but I will keep that info until end of the month ...... @Holly68Paul No hiding from me LOL[/p][/quote]I think we should have a pizzahut on each corner of the ground. JohnnyHornet
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11:57am Sat 10 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

JohnnyHornet wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
They are all free transfers (or nominal fee), the terms of contract have to be agreed with each individual player (wages and benefits etc) so no or little outlay.

If they were to be sold outside the Pozzo Group then suggest :

Abdi £2M

Vydra £4M

Pudil £1.5M

Fessi £2M

Outlay of £9.5M, but as part of Pozzo group £nominal

Remember Udinese raised £50M this summer from sale of two players, so no cash issues there.

Also bear in mind that the Pozzo's make their money outside football, so not looking for profits from football. They want money generated by football to stay in the football clubs they own for long term stability. Therefore IF for example Tommie Hoban went to Man Utd in 2 years for £15M, them that £15M stays at Watford !

England is main priority, we are blessed for having the Pozzo's.

When you listen and read the Wobby interview (well done Frank) with Gino, Watford is the perfect club for them, similar size and values to Udin, the word "Community" shines through.

I am also delighted that Udin are sending camera crews over, reporting about the Orns on their website, just shows the sense of sway towards us, I hope Watford reciprocate, we potentially have a wider fan base in including Udin (point I made at Fans Forum aswell as tour to Udin)

We also have to give credit to Duxbury and Nani, whatever the reputation at West Ham, these were the guys that Championed the purchase of Watford.

For the first time in 30 years since GT & EJ glory days, I am v excited to be an Orn

In Frank's interview he states he was v impressed with Gino, "impressive" he states, Frank wouldn't use that word unless he meant it.

I spoke to a couple of senior people at other Championship Clubs this week, I can tell you they are saying everyone has "one eye" on Watford and all state the Pozzo's have nothing but a great reputation ....

I also found out some interesting background as to why Malky left, which may well change alot of our opinions about him and the Cardiff exodus, but I will keep that info until end of the month ......

@Holly68Paul

No hiding from me LOL
I think we should have a pizzahut on each corner of the ground.
Bella Pasta !
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: They are all free transfers (or nominal fee), the terms of contract have to be agreed with each individual player (wages and benefits etc) so no or little outlay. If they were to be sold outside the Pozzo Group then suggest : Abdi £2M Vydra £4M Pudil £1.5M Fessi £2M Outlay of £9.5M, but as part of Pozzo group £nominal Remember Udinese raised £50M this summer from sale of two players, so no cash issues there. Also bear in mind that the Pozzo's make their money outside football, so not looking for profits from football. They want money generated by football to stay in the football clubs they own for long term stability. Therefore IF for example Tommie Hoban went to Man Utd in 2 years for £15M, them that £15M stays at Watford ! England is main priority, we are blessed for having the Pozzo's. When you listen and read the Wobby interview (well done Frank) with Gino, Watford is the perfect club for them, similar size and values to Udin, the word "Community" shines through. I am also delighted that Udin are sending camera crews over, reporting about the Orns on their website, just shows the sense of sway towards us, I hope Watford reciprocate, we potentially have a wider fan base in including Udin (point I made at Fans Forum aswell as tour to Udin) We also have to give credit to Duxbury and Nani, whatever the reputation at West Ham, these were the guys that Championed the purchase of Watford. For the first time in 30 years since GT & EJ glory days, I am v excited to be an Orn In Frank's interview he states he was v impressed with Gino, "impressive" he states, Frank wouldn't use that word unless he meant it. I spoke to a couple of senior people at other Championship Clubs this week, I can tell you they are saying everyone has "one eye" on Watford and all state the Pozzo's have nothing but a great reputation .... I also found out some interesting background as to why Malky left, which may well change alot of our opinions about him and the Cardiff exodus, but I will keep that info until end of the month ...... @Holly68Paul No hiding from me LOL[/p][/quote]I think we should have a pizzahut on each corner of the ground.[/p][/quote]Bella Pasta ! Holly68
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11:59am Sat 10 Nov 12

PhilippineOrn says...

Pizza Hut? You really want to insult our new owners like that? Pukka Pies and Guiness are as authentically Italian as Pizza Hut.
Pizza Hut? You really want to insult our new owners like that? Pukka Pies and Guiness are as authentically Italian as Pizza Hut. PhilippineOrn
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10:06am Sat 17 Nov 12

Bringe says...

Holly the town is called Udine (U-di-nay).
I think we all have to start learning a little italian ... from that clip is see that Mataj is prounounced Matty or Mattay.
Not trying to be pedandic, just bring a little culture to watford.
Holly the town is called Udine (U-di-nay). I think we all have to start learning a little italian ... from that clip is see that Mataj is prounounced Matty or Mattay. Not trying to be pedandic, just bring a little culture to watford. Bringe
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