Beppe Sannino would be happy to welcome new signings to Watford before tomorrow's transfer deadline

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Beppe Sannino refused to confirm whether Watford are trying to sign any more players before tomorrow’s transfer window deadline but did say he would be happy if there were new additions.

Sannino does not have a hands-on role when it comes to the Hornets recruiting players, instead that is handled by technical director Gian Luca Nani.

The Golden Boys completed the signing of a defensive midfielder on Wednesday – which was their number one priority - with Daniel Tozser joining on loan until the end of the season.

Reports continued to link Watford with QPR’s Samba Diakite even when Tozser’s signing was imminent but, with eight midfielders already at Sannino’s disposal and the R’s insisting the Mali international’s future club contribute to a large proportion of his wages, a deal seems unlikely unless a player, namely Iriney, is moved on.

The Hornets initially hoped to sign a pacey striker before tomorrow’s deadline but the emergency loan window does reopen next week.

Sannino, who called for more personality from his players after tonight’s 4-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest, was asked whether he expected to make any new signings before the window closes.

He replied: “My thoughts are not on the transfer window. I want to do my best with this group of players. But if there are some players who join the club then I would be happy.”

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11:12pm Thu 30 Jan 14

AngelHornet says...

Nani needs to think about the type of player he brings to the club.

Its clear most have talent, but how many of them have the fight for The Championship?
Nani needs to think about the type of player he brings to the club. Its clear most have talent, but how many of them have the fight for The Championship? AngelHornet
  • Score: 17

11:13pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Lew Pole says...

Depends who the signings are! 7 stone Italians who are great at keepy-uppy not required.

We actually have a huge squad, we could pick a 2nd 11 that should be good enough to complete in this league.
Depends who the signings are! 7 stone Italians who are great at keepy-uppy not required. We actually have a huge squad, we could pick a 2nd 11 that should be good enough to complete in this league. Lew Pole
  • Score: 6

11:15pm Thu 30 Jan 14

LoveKeithDublin says...

Hope no-one puts a bid in for Angella tomorrow morning!
Hope no-one puts a bid in for Angella tomorrow morning! LoveKeithDublin
  • Score: 3

11:19pm Thu 30 Jan 14

barnsey11 says...

We need characters not technicians. Toszer is not a ball winner, so not a championship type defensive midfielder.
We need characters not technicians. Toszer is not a ball winner, so not a championship type defensive midfielder. barnsey11
  • Score: -2

11:34pm Thu 30 Jan 14

craig239 says...

Graham Taylor once said to win a game you need 8 or 9 players to play near their best. Tonight I can't think of two who had great games. Forest out muscled us. The true nature of this team showed after goal one conceded.this team will not get promoted because the bulk are not suited to the Championship .play ugly teams like Hull and Cardiff will a always get promoted
Graham Taylor once said to win a game you need 8 or 9 players to play near their best. Tonight I can't think of two who had great games. Forest out muscled us. The true nature of this team showed after goal one conceded.this team will not get promoted because the bulk are not suited to the Championship .play ugly teams like Hull and Cardiff will a always get promoted craig239
  • Score: 3

1:34am Fri 31 Jan 14

Hornankey says...

What a shambles! It was sobering to hear Sean Dyche's comments for the Sky coverage of tonight's game - the comments of a man well versed with the blood and guts of Championship soccer. How we could use his experience now!

As a long term Watford supporter I think that our problems are a mix of issues that have been raised on this site several times:-
1. Owners whose ambition for the club possibly diverges from the interests of the supporters - clearly Watford FC is the third priority in a portfolio of three European clubs.
2. A manager (and other staff) with little idea of English, let alone Championship, soccer.
3. No on-field skipper to take control, drive the team forward, calming with authority when necessary.
4. An under-performing squad of players including several clearly unsuited to the Championship (e.g. Fabbrini, Faraoni); several well past their best (e.g. Almunia, Doyley, Cassetti); several journeymen excess to the needs of Udinese or Granada..
5. A lack of on-field passion and commitment to the cause.
6. Complete loss of confidence.

We are grateful to the Pozzo family for bringing financial stability to the club. Last season was an exciting journey. This season has been an unmitigated disaster after a promising start. But as a lifelong supporter I just wonder where are we going?
What a shambles! It was sobering to hear Sean Dyche's comments for the Sky coverage of tonight's game - the comments of a man well versed with the blood and guts of Championship soccer. How we could use his experience now! As a long term Watford supporter I think that our problems are a mix of issues that have been raised on this site several times:- 1. Owners whose ambition for the club possibly diverges from the interests of the supporters - clearly Watford FC is the third priority in a portfolio of three European clubs. 2. A manager (and other staff) with little idea of English, let alone Championship, soccer. 3. No on-field skipper to take control, drive the team forward, calming with authority when necessary. 4. An under-performing squad of players including several clearly unsuited to the Championship (e.g. Fabbrini, Faraoni); several well past their best (e.g. Almunia, Doyley, Cassetti); several journeymen excess to the needs of Udinese or Granada.. 5. A lack of on-field passion and commitment to the cause. 6. Complete loss of confidence. We are grateful to the Pozzo family for bringing financial stability to the club. Last season was an exciting journey. This season has been an unmitigated disaster after a promising start. But as a lifelong supporter I just wonder where are we going? Hornankey
  • Score: 19

7:10am Fri 31 Jan 14

Scullion says...

Hornankey wrote:
What a shambles! It was sobering to hear Sean Dyche's comments for the Sky coverage of tonight's game - the comments of a man well versed with the blood and guts of Championship soccer. How we could use his experience now!

As a long term Watford supporter I think that our problems are a mix of issues that have been raised on this site several times:-
1. Owners whose ambition for the club possibly diverges from the interests of the supporters - clearly Watford FC is the third priority in a portfolio of three European clubs.
2. A manager (and other staff) with little idea of English, let alone Championship, soccer.
3. No on-field skipper to take control, drive the team forward, calming with authority when necessary.
4. An under-performing squad of players including several clearly unsuited to the Championship (e.g. Fabbrini, Faraoni); several well past their best (e.g. Almunia, Doyley, Cassetti); several journeymen excess to the needs of Udinese or Granada..
5. A lack of on-field passion and commitment to the cause.
6. Complete loss of confidence.

We are grateful to the Pozzo family for bringing financial stability to the club. Last season was an exciting journey. This season has been an unmitigated disaster after a promising start. But as a lifelong supporter I just wonder where are we going?
League 1 unless we pull our socks up soon
[quote][p][bold]Hornankey[/bold] wrote: What a shambles! It was sobering to hear Sean Dyche's comments for the Sky coverage of tonight's game - the comments of a man well versed with the blood and guts of Championship soccer. How we could use his experience now! As a long term Watford supporter I think that our problems are a mix of issues that have been raised on this site several times:- 1. Owners whose ambition for the club possibly diverges from the interests of the supporters - clearly Watford FC is the third priority in a portfolio of three European clubs. 2. A manager (and other staff) with little idea of English, let alone Championship, soccer. 3. No on-field skipper to take control, drive the team forward, calming with authority when necessary. 4. An under-performing squad of players including several clearly unsuited to the Championship (e.g. Fabbrini, Faraoni); several well past their best (e.g. Almunia, Doyley, Cassetti); several journeymen excess to the needs of Udinese or Granada.. 5. A lack of on-field passion and commitment to the cause. 6. Complete loss of confidence. We are grateful to the Pozzo family for bringing financial stability to the club. Last season was an exciting journey. This season has been an unmitigated disaster after a promising start. But as a lifelong supporter I just wonder where are we going?[/p][/quote]League 1 unless we pull our socks up soon Scullion
  • Score: -1

7:34am Fri 31 Jan 14

Watford4eva says...

Established championship players please!!!!
Established championship players please!!!! Watford4eva
  • Score: 2

8:08am Fri 31 Jan 14

VOReason says...

Watford4eva wrote:
Established championship players please!!!!
It needs to be ...

We did not overly miss eustace last season while things were going well (although he could have helped us see out games)

This year we are crying out for him and his type of battling never say die combative style ... And to kick a few lazy primadonnas up the ar*e

Somebody somewhere needs to recognise this and fast (nani)
[quote][p][bold]Watford4eva[/bold] wrote: Established championship players please!!!![/p][/quote]It needs to be ... We did not overly miss eustace last season while things were going well (although he could have helped us see out games) This year we are crying out for him and his type of battling never say die combative style ... And to kick a few lazy primadonnas up the ar*e Somebody somewhere needs to recognise this and fast (nani) VOReason
  • Score: 2

8:33am Fri 31 Jan 14

goldanboy says...

LoveKeithDublin wrote:
Hope no-one puts a bid in for Angella tomorrow morning!
Why would they. At fault for 3 of the goals and he always gets booked!
[quote][p][bold]LoveKeithDublin[/bold] wrote: Hope no-one puts a bid in for Angella tomorrow morning![/p][/quote]Why would they. At fault for 3 of the goals and he always gets booked! goldanboy
  • Score: -2

8:35am Fri 31 Jan 14

a1derek says...

Hornankey wrote:
What a shambles! It was sobering to hear Sean Dyche's comments for the Sky coverage of tonight's game - the comments of a man well versed with the blood and guts of Championship soccer. How we could use his experience now!

As a long term Watford supporter I think that our problems are a mix of issues that have been raised on this site several times:-
1. Owners whose ambition for the club possibly diverges from the interests of the supporters - clearly Watford FC is the third priority in a portfolio of three European clubs.
2. A manager (and other staff) with little idea of English, let alone Championship, soccer.
3. No on-field skipper to take control, drive the team forward, calming with authority when necessary.
4. An under-performing squad of players including several clearly unsuited to the Championship (e.g. Fabbrini, Faraoni); several well past their best (e.g. Almunia, Doyley, Cassetti); several journeymen excess to the needs of Udinese or Granada..
5. A lack of on-field passion and commitment to the cause.
6. Complete loss of confidence.

We are grateful to the Pozzo family for bringing financial stability to the club. Last season was an exciting journey. This season has been an unmitigated disaster after a promising start. But as a lifelong supporter I just wonder where are we going?
Agree with all apart from point 1. I think we are higher priority simply because Pozzos cannot not get anywhere near the £80m/season the Prem offers in Italy or Spain. Do not think they will be very happy this morning!
[quote][p][bold]Hornankey[/bold] wrote: What a shambles! It was sobering to hear Sean Dyche's comments for the Sky coverage of tonight's game - the comments of a man well versed with the blood and guts of Championship soccer. How we could use his experience now! As a long term Watford supporter I think that our problems are a mix of issues that have been raised on this site several times:- 1. Owners whose ambition for the club possibly diverges from the interests of the supporters - clearly Watford FC is the third priority in a portfolio of three European clubs. 2. A manager (and other staff) with little idea of English, let alone Championship, soccer. 3. No on-field skipper to take control, drive the team forward, calming with authority when necessary. 4. An under-performing squad of players including several clearly unsuited to the Championship (e.g. Fabbrini, Faraoni); several well past their best (e.g. Almunia, Doyley, Cassetti); several journeymen excess to the needs of Udinese or Granada.. 5. A lack of on-field passion and commitment to the cause. 6. Complete loss of confidence. We are grateful to the Pozzo family for bringing financial stability to the club. Last season was an exciting journey. This season has been an unmitigated disaster after a promising start. But as a lifelong supporter I just wonder where are we going?[/p][/quote]Agree with all apart from point 1. I think we are higher priority simply because Pozzos cannot not get anywhere near the £80m/season the Prem offers in Italy or Spain. Do not think they will be very happy this morning! a1derek
  • Score: 6

9:30am Fri 31 Jan 14

peter10531089 says...

I love the fat that we as a club are trying to play football rather than hoofball but I think the issue is not technical and isnt really tactical - it is physical. Sitting in the family stand and watching the opposition do their warm up every week - no team has more than one player under 6 foot tall. The average is probably around 6'foot 2. We lose out physically all over the park and whilst Forest can accomodate Andy Reid and Leicester Knockdiveheart we have a succession of frail players who lose out not only in the air but also in the hussle and bussle of the fast paced league.
Technical players are great and I love watching them but they have to be able to at least be equal to the physical battle before their technical ability is allowed to shine through.

Chosen subject - the bleeding obvious
I love the fat that we as a club are trying to play football rather than hoofball but I think the issue is not technical and isnt really tactical - it is physical. Sitting in the family stand and watching the opposition do their warm up every week - no team has more than one player under 6 foot tall. The average is probably around 6'foot 2. We lose out physically all over the park and whilst Forest can accomodate Andy Reid and Leicester Knockdiveheart we have a succession of frail players who lose out not only in the air but also in the hussle and bussle of the fast paced league. Technical players are great and I love watching them but they have to be able to at least be equal to the physical battle before their technical ability is allowed to shine through. Chosen subject - the bleeding obvious peter10531089
  • Score: 6

10:09am Fri 31 Jan 14

melloyellow says...

Watford4eva wrote:
Established championship players please!!!!
danny graham is out of sorts theres one
[quote][p][bold]Watford4eva[/bold] wrote: Established championship players please!!!![/p][/quote]danny graham is out of sorts theres one melloyellow
  • Score: 0

11:10am Fri 31 Jan 14

JohnnyHornet says...

Personally, I'd sign a bricklayer who can build a portable wall to be place behind Almunia.
Personally, I'd sign a bricklayer who can build a portable wall to be place behind Almunia. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 1

12:33pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Harry's Bar says...

JohnnyHornet wrote:
Personally, I'd sign a bricklayer who can build a portable wall to be place behind Almunia.
....or bring in the beach volleyball girls to join in with his game.
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyHornet[/bold] wrote: Personally, I'd sign a bricklayer who can build a portable wall to be place behind Almunia.[/p][/quote]....or bring in the beach volleyball girls to join in with his game. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 0

12:38pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Kismet110 says...

According to social media at the moment it looks like Iriney, Fabbrini and Faraoni are on their way out and possibly Diakite from QPR inbound (on again) - what is the obsession with midfielders?

I hate to say this and the Pozzos have been a good thing for us generally but if you only use a club as a shop window for unknown players to be noticed (and when it doesn't work you ship a batch out then ship another batch in) then we are not going anywhere as a team because as soon as one shines (Vydra) he/they will be sold and the next one shipped in who may (or may not as this season has proved) be good or great.

Anyway, don't want to ramble on but we ALL know what we need; some backbone, fighters not fairies, and a proper 2nd striker and whether it's Nani, the manager or the elves in Lapland who make the decision someone please just do it!!!
According to social media at the moment it looks like Iriney, Fabbrini and Faraoni are on their way out and possibly Diakite from QPR inbound (on again) - what is the obsession with midfielders? I hate to say this and the Pozzos have been a good thing for us generally but if you only use a club as a shop window for unknown players to be noticed (and when it doesn't work you ship a batch out then ship another batch in) then we are not going anywhere as a team because as soon as one shines (Vydra) he/they will be sold and the next one shipped in who may (or may not as this season has proved) be good or great. Anyway, don't want to ramble on but we ALL know what we need; some backbone, fighters not fairies, and a proper 2nd striker and whether it's Nani, the manager or the elves in Lapland who make the decision someone please just do it!!! Kismet110
  • Score: 1

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