Gianfranco Zola insists Steve Beleck remains with Hornets after 'Ciao Watford' tweet

Steve Beleck. Picture: Holly Cant

Steve Beleck. Picture: Holly Cant

First published in Latest Football News by , Group Sports Editor

Steve Beleck remains a Watford player despite appearing to suggest his future may lie elsewhere earlier this week.

The on-loan Udinese striker has not featured in a Hornets matchday 18 since the middle of September and on Monday tweeted ‘Ciao Watford’.

Ciao can either mean hello or goodbye in Italian, but some fans took his tweet to mean the latter given his lack of first-team opportunities.

However, Gianfranco Zola said this lunchtime: “The situation is he is here. Unfortunately he is one of those players who has so far been penalised, like Chris Iwelumo.

“They’re very good professionals, they’re working very hard, but they don’t get much space at the moment.

“Yes, he wrote it down, I don’t want to make a big fuss of that.

"I can understand that he’s training every day and he’s not getting many games, but the situation is that he is a Watford player and he’s going nowhere for the moment and we intend to keep him because we value him.”

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6:02pm Thu 15 Nov 12

MINTYHORNET says...

I like him and hope he gets some game time. i think he could score a tun of goals if he gets regular spot, although its hard when you up against forestieri,vydra,gei
jo,deeney .
I like him and hope he gets some game time. i think he could score a tun of goals if he gets regular spot, although its hard when you up against forestieri,vydra,gei jo,deeney . MINTYHORNET
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6:15pm Thu 15 Nov 12

tonyevans22 says...

I do not see him or chris getting a game unless we have a mass injury situation or suspensions all at the same time.We have enough options upfront,and all of the players that have featured over the last few weeks will be hard to shift.We can not play them all.I think it's the end of the road for chris now,just too much talent in front of him.Can see him going out on loan.
I do not see him or chris getting a game unless we have a mass injury situation or suspensions all at the same time.We have enough options upfront,and all of the players that have featured over the last few weeks will be hard to shift.We can not play them all.I think it's the end of the road for chris now,just too much talent in front of him.Can see him going out on loan. tonyevans22
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6:20pm Thu 15 Nov 12

jasonwatford says...

only the best will survive and i dont think he will get in above who we have already up front....Garner....B
ig Chris....and Leo Beleck...will all go in January. I know he has limited time on pitch but he has shown nothing whn he was on and i believe if he was outstanding in training e would get a chance.
only the best will survive and i dont think he will get in above who we have already up front....Garner....B ig Chris....and Leo Beleck...will all go in January. I know he has limited time on pitch but he has shown nothing whn he was on and i believe if he was outstanding in training e would get a chance. jasonwatford
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6:22pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Sanic52 says...

I reckon he and Chris are being kept at the club because of their value in training. Many teams in the Championship use a big man up top and having these two playing in training matches will help the first team learn to deal with a physical presence up top.
I reckon he and Chris are being kept at the club because of their value in training. Many teams in the Championship use a big man up top and having these two playing in training matches will help the first team learn to deal with a physical presence up top. Sanic52
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6:50pm Thu 15 Nov 12

DuffmanWFC says...

I've had him down as going back for a while now, we just have to may players ahead of him and rightly so! Vydra is amazing and Deeney and Forestieri have been impressive and Geijo is starting to look a really good player!
I've had him down as going back for a while now, we just have to may players ahead of him and rightly so! Vydra is amazing and Deeney and Forestieri have been impressive and Geijo is starting to look a really good player! DuffmanWFC
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7:51pm Thu 15 Nov 12

lutondown says...

DuffmanWFC wrote:
I've had him down as going back for a while now, we just have to may players ahead of him and rightly so! Vydra is amazing and Deeney and Forestieri have been impressive and Geijo is starting to look a really good player!
Geijo is top drawer. People kept saying who will be our twenty a season player. Well he have two for sure in Geijo and Vydra. And remember Deeney scored 14 in a poor side, so he's good for a few, as Is Abdi, Murray....it just gets better!
[quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: I've had him down as going back for a while now, we just have to may players ahead of him and rightly so! Vydra is amazing and Deeney and Forestieri have been impressive and Geijo is starting to look a really good player![/p][/quote]Geijo is top drawer. People kept saying who will be our twenty a season player. Well he have two for sure in Geijo and Vydra. And remember Deeney scored 14 in a poor side, so he's good for a few, as Is Abdi, Murray....it just gets better! lutondown
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8:29pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

Remember Beleck is only 19 years old, so hopefully GFZ can improve him. Big, Strong and quick, but a bit erratic, but sure he can improve.

Also Mensah will be soon pushing for a 1st team squad place, plus Britt, so loadsa options
Remember Beleck is only 19 years old, so hopefully GFZ can improve him. Big, Strong and quick, but a bit erratic, but sure he can improve. Also Mensah will be soon pushing for a 1st team squad place, plus Britt, so loadsa options Holly68
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9:27pm Thu 15 Nov 12

grinns67 says...

All I can say is he's better than deeney but then again my man is better than deeney
All I can say is he's better than deeney but then again my man is better than deeney grinns67
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9:28pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

Twitter suspended again !!! Aaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhh !! 4 times in a week ..., just fur forwarding a link to my mate ..
Twitter suspended again !!! Aaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhh !! 4 times in a week ..., just fur forwarding a link to my mate .. Holly68
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9:28pm Thu 15 Nov 12

grinns67 says...

Sorry nan not man lmao
Sorry nan not man lmao grinns67
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9:32pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

Back again ....

@Holly68Paul

Who is coming in Red Lion ?

I Will be there 12 to 1pm Saturday and 5.30 onwards

Have to pop across road between 1 to 5.30 to watch Fessi and the boys "Dances around Wolves"
Back again .... @Holly68Paul Who is coming in Red Lion ? I Will be there 12 to 1pm Saturday and 5.30 onwards Have to pop across road between 1 to 5.30 to watch Fessi and the boys "Dances around Wolves" Holly68
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9:34pm Thu 15 Nov 12

lutondown says...

Holly68 wrote:
Twitter suspended again !!! Aaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhh !! 4 times in a week ..., just fur forwarding a link to my mate ..
Well you are a deviant! Lol
Stop sending links to people. Send a link then tweet that your previous tweet was a link! Keeps you out of those handcuffs you seem to be find of wearing!
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: Twitter suspended again !!! Aaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhh !! 4 times in a week ..., just fur forwarding a link to my mate ..[/p][/quote]Well you are a deviant! Lol Stop sending links to people. Send a link then tweet that your previous tweet was a link! Keeps you out of those handcuffs you seem to be find of wearing! lutondown
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9:35pm Thu 15 Nov 12

lutondown says...

grinns67 wrote:
All I can say is he's better than deeney but then again my man is better than deeney
No he's not (yet) and no she's not (ever)
[quote][p][bold]grinns67[/bold] wrote: All I can say is he's better than deeney but then again my man is better than deeney[/p][/quote]No he's not (yet) and no she's not (ever) lutondown
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10:51pm Thu 15 Nov 12

gloryhornet4 says...

lutondown wrote:
grinns67 wrote:
All I can say is he's better than deeney but then again my man is better than deeney
No he's not (yet) and no she's not (ever)
It had to happen sometime LD - I agree with you.

His goal against LUFC - what a shot!

I was in Luton today -where you suggest I see my football. Apart from the airport I had not been to Luton since 1983. It really is a p155h0le of a place.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grinns67[/bold] wrote: All I can say is he's better than deeney but then again my man is better than deeney[/p][/quote]No he's not (yet) and no she's not (ever)[/p][/quote]It had to happen sometime LD - I agree with you. His goal against LUFC - what a shot! I was in Luton today -where you suggest I see my football. Apart from the airport I had not been to Luton since 1983. It really is a p155h0le of a place. gloryhornet4
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11:17pm Thu 15 Nov 12

D.unstable says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
grinns67 wrote:
All I can say is he's better than deeney but then again my man is better than deeney
No he's not (yet) and no she's not (ever)
It had to happen sometime LD - I agree with you.

His goal against LUFC - what a shot!

I was in Luton today -where you suggest I see my football. Apart from the airport I had not been to Luton since 1983. It really is a p155h0le of a place.
Still wont be happy until those scummers are out of business and the bulldozers move in to that 5hithole.
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grinns67[/bold] wrote: All I can say is he's better than deeney but then again my man is better than deeney[/p][/quote]No he's not (yet) and no she's not (ever)[/p][/quote]It had to happen sometime LD - I agree with you. His goal against LUFC - what a shot! I was in Luton today -where you suggest I see my football. Apart from the airport I had not been to Luton since 1983. It really is a p155h0le of a place.[/p][/quote]Still wont be happy until those scummers are out of business and the bulldozers move in to that 5hithole. D.unstable
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5:11am Fri 16 Nov 12

holtonian says...

I feel Gianfranco will have real selection problems if and when John Eustace gets fit.I feel his midfield grit is a must for us.We have silky skills and some players with outstanding skill, but every side needs a Eustace to fire players up.Our permutations in attack and midfield must be the envy of most championship teams.
I feel Gianfranco will have real selection problems if and when John Eustace gets fit.I feel his midfield grit is a must for us.We have silky skills and some players with outstanding skill, but every side needs a Eustace to fire players up.Our permutations in attack and midfield must be the envy of most championship teams. holtonian
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8:13am Fri 16 Nov 12

WatfordTalk says...

A friend tweeted Beleck saying "How are you enjoying London and Beleck replied with something along the lines of: 'I don't play so I may go out on loan'.

He also later tweeted 'The year 2012 brought me a lot of bad luck, I hope 2013 will be good'. Seems he's really not happy. I'd like to see a bit more of him in the new year and with Hey-Ho and Vydra supposedly a tad injury prone he could get a chance in the new year.
A friend tweeted Beleck saying "How are you enjoying London and Beleck replied with something along the lines of: 'I don't play so I may go out on loan'. He also later tweeted 'The year 2012 brought me a lot of bad luck, I hope 2013 will be good'. Seems he's really not happy. I'd like to see a bit more of him in the new year and with Hey-Ho and Vydra supposedly a tad injury prone he could get a chance in the new year. WatfordTalk
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9:36am Fri 16 Nov 12

DuffmanWFC says...

lutondown says...
7:51pm Thu 15 Nov 12

DuffmanWFC wrote:
I've had him down as going back for a while now, we just have to may players ahead of him and rightly so! Vydra is amazing and Deeney and Forestieri have been impressive and Geijo is starting to look a really good player!



Geijo is top drawer. People kept saying who will be our twenty a season player. Well he have two for sure in Geijo and Vydra. And remember Deeney scored 14 in a poor side, so he's good for a few, as Is Abdi, Murray....it just gets better!


Yep loads of options for Zola and I really think also that Vydra and Geijo will easily get 20 goals each if they play together each week! With attacking options of Murray, Forestieri and Deeney we have goals in this side and maybe after putting six past Leeds the players may believe it a bit more!
I would like to see Eustace in the side when he is fit to add a bit of steel and a bit of extra protection for the centre backs, also nice to have him from corners and set pieces in the box as he pops up with a few goals!
Maybe with Cholobah going back to Chelsea in January he's a natural replacement?
I really like our squad and when all fit and squad is trimmed just look at this 3-5-2 side:
Almunia, Hoban, Hall, Ekstrand, Pudil, Eustace, Murray, Abdi, Forestieri, Vydra, Geijo!
Subs: Bond, Deeney, Neuton, Cassetti, Doyley, Mungi Bai, Battochino!
lutondown says... 7:51pm Thu 15 Nov 12 DuffmanWFC wrote: I've had him down as going back for a while now, we just have to may players ahead of him and rightly so! Vydra is amazing and Deeney and Forestieri have been impressive and Geijo is starting to look a really good player! Geijo is top drawer. People kept saying who will be our twenty a season player. Well he have two for sure in Geijo and Vydra. And remember Deeney scored 14 in a poor side, so he's good for a few, as Is Abdi, Murray....it just gets better! Yep loads of options for Zola and I really think also that Vydra and Geijo will easily get 20 goals each if they play together each week! With attacking options of Murray, Forestieri and Deeney we have goals in this side and maybe after putting six past Leeds the players may believe it a bit more! I would like to see Eustace in the side when he is fit to add a bit of steel and a bit of extra protection for the centre backs, also nice to have him from corners and set pieces in the box as he pops up with a few goals! Maybe with Cholobah going back to Chelsea in January he's a natural replacement? I really like our squad and when all fit and squad is trimmed just look at this 3-5-2 side: Almunia, Hoban, Hall, Ekstrand, Pudil, Eustace, Murray, Abdi, Forestieri, Vydra, Geijo! Subs: Bond, Deeney, Neuton, Cassetti, Doyley, Mungi Bai, Battochino! DuffmanWFC
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9:48am Fri 16 Nov 12

DuffmanWFC says...

And you still have: Bauban, Yeates, Smith, Nosworthy, Belleck, Anya!
And you still have: Bauban, Yeates, Smith, Nosworthy, Belleck, Anya! DuffmanWFC
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11:37am Fri 16 Nov 12

londomollari says...

DuffmanWFC wrote:
And you still have: Bauban, Yeates, Smith, Nosworthy, Belleck, Anya!
From what i was told of Anya at Leeds, he should, at least, be an option available on the bench---but, admittedly, with that squad, a difficult squeeze-in!
[quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: And you still have: Bauban, Yeates, Smith, Nosworthy, Belleck, Anya![/p][/quote]From what i was told of Anya at Leeds, he should, at least, be an option available on the bench---but, admittedly, with that squad, a difficult squeeze-in! londomollari
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12:19pm Fri 16 Nov 12

ORBY says...

D.unstable wrote:
gloryhornet4 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
grinns67 wrote:
All I can say is he's better than deeney but then again my man is better than deeney
No he's not (yet) and no she's not (ever)
It had to happen sometime LD - I agree with you.

His goal against LUFC - what a shot!

I was in Luton today -where you suggest I see my football. Apart from the airport I had not been to Luton since 1983. It really is a p155h0le of a place.
Still wont be happy until those scummers are out of business and the bulldozers move in to that 5hithole.
At least the authorities know where all the terrorists are so that they can keep an eye on them!
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grinns67[/bold] wrote: All I can say is he's better than deeney but then again my man is better than deeney[/p][/quote]No he's not (yet) and no she's not (ever)[/p][/quote]It had to happen sometime LD - I agree with you. His goal against LUFC - what a shot! I was in Luton today -where you suggest I see my football. Apart from the airport I had not been to Luton since 1983. It really is a p155h0le of a place.[/p][/quote]Still wont be happy until those scummers are out of business and the bulldozers move in to that 5hithole.[/p][/quote]At least the authorities know where all the terrorists are so that they can keep an eye on them! ORBY
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10:41pm Fri 16 Nov 12

kingofpop says...

If Geijo was a 20 a season man he would of put in Pudils ball in that was just wide second half against millwall, i mean he was literally STANDING a couple of yards away WATCHING it go past him.......and the goal, you can bet the likes of mooney would of thrown themselves at the ball even if there was a load of hot coals they would land on.
If Geijo was a 20 a season man he would of put in Pudils ball in that was just wide second half against millwall, i mean he was literally STANDING a couple of yards away WATCHING it go past him.......and the goal, you can bet the likes of mooney would of thrown themselves at the ball even if there was a load of hot coals they would land on. kingofpop
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10:46pm Fri 16 Nov 12

lutondown says...

kingofpop wrote:
If Geijo was a 20 a season man he would of put in Pudils ball in that was just wide second half against millwall, i mean he was literally STANDING a couple of yards away WATCHING it go past him.......and the goal, you can bet the likes of mooney would of thrown themselves at the ball even if there was a load of hot coals they would land on.
Michael Jackson keep away from stuff you know nothing about, and I won't start moonwalking.
Jeez, the mans been out for an age. He scored goals for fun, he will catch fire.
Thriller...nah nah nah..
[quote][p][bold]kingofpop[/bold] wrote: If Geijo was a 20 a season man he would of put in Pudils ball in that was just wide second half against millwall, i mean he was literally STANDING a couple of yards away WATCHING it go past him.......and the goal, you can bet the likes of mooney would of thrown themselves at the ball even if there was a load of hot coals they would land on.[/p][/quote]Michael Jackson keep away from stuff you know nothing about, and I won't start moonwalking. Jeez, the mans been out for an age. He scored goals for fun, he will catch fire. Thriller...nah nah nah.. lutondown
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12:35am Sat 17 Nov 12

Hampshire hornet says...

lutondown wrote:
kingofpop wrote:
If Geijo was a 20 a season man he would of put in Pudils ball in that was just wide second half against millwall, i mean he was literally STANDING a couple of yards away WATCHING it go past him.......and the goal, you can bet the likes of mooney would of thrown themselves at the ball even if there was a load of hot coals they would land on.
Michael Jackson keep away from stuff you know nothing about, and I won't start moonwalking.
Jeez, the mans been out for an age. He scored goals for fun, he will catch fire.
Thriller...nah nah nah..
Beat it... beat it, beat it beat it. Etc etc
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingofpop[/bold] wrote: If Geijo was a 20 a season man he would of put in Pudils ball in that was just wide second half against millwall, i mean he was literally STANDING a couple of yards away WATCHING it go past him.......and the goal, you can bet the likes of mooney would of thrown themselves at the ball even if there was a load of hot coals they would land on.[/p][/quote]Michael Jackson keep away from stuff you know nothing about, and I won't start moonwalking. Jeez, the mans been out for an age. He scored goals for fun, he will catch fire. Thriller...nah nah nah..[/p][/quote]Beat it... beat it, beat it beat it. Etc etc Hampshire hornet
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8:38pm Sat 17 Nov 12

kingofpop says...

Yep i know nothing....season ticket for the last 20years!!!
Yep i know nothing....season ticket for the last 20years!!! kingofpop
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9:09pm Sat 17 Nov 12

lutondown says...

kingofpop wrote:
Yep i know nothing....season ticket for the last 20years!!!
And that proves what? I've been going far longer, but so what?
[quote][p][bold]kingofpop[/bold] wrote: Yep i know nothing....season ticket for the last 20years!!![/p][/quote]And that proves what? I've been going far longer, but so what? lutondown
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9:32pm Sat 17 Nov 12

kingofpop says...

I have seen my fair share of strikers so i think i have a vague idea of what a 20 a season striker looks like. My point in my original post was why was he standing and watching it, a 20 goal a season man would of made every effort to get something on it as they tend to have a knack of being in the right place at the right time.
"Michael Jackson keep away from stuff you know nothing about, and I won't start moonwalking." i quite like moonwalking, maybe you could throw in some modern with a bit of street while your there?
I have seen my fair share of strikers so i think i have a vague idea of what a 20 a season striker looks like. My point in my original post was why was he standing and watching it, a 20 goal a season man would of made every effort to get something on it as they tend to have a knack of being in the right place at the right time. "Michael Jackson keep away from stuff you know nothing about, and I won't start moonwalking." i quite like moonwalking, maybe you could throw in some modern with a bit of street while your there? kingofpop
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10:47pm Sat 17 Nov 12

lutondown says...

kingofpop wrote:
I have seen my fair share of strikers so i think i have a vague idea of what a 20 a season striker looks like. My point in my original post was why was he standing and watching it, a 20 goal a season man would of made every effort to get something on it as they tend to have a knack of being in the right place at the right time.
"Michael Jackson keep away from stuff you know nothing about, and I won't start moonwalking." i quite like moonwalking, maybe you could throw in some modern with a bit of street while your there?
Your point is nothing, it's pointless.
Been Nice talking to a dead pop legend, but now I'm bored.
[quote][p][bold]kingofpop[/bold] wrote: I have seen my fair share of strikers so i think i have a vague idea of what a 20 a season striker looks like. My point in my original post was why was he standing and watching it, a 20 goal a season man would of made every effort to get something on it as they tend to have a knack of being in the right place at the right time. "Michael Jackson keep away from stuff you know nothing about, and I won't start moonwalking." i quite like moonwalking, maybe you could throw in some modern with a bit of street while your there?[/p][/quote]Your point is nothing, it's pointless. Been Nice talking to a dead pop legend, but now I'm bored. lutondown
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11:23pm Sat 17 Nov 12

kingofpop says...

Thank god
Thank god kingofpop
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