Watford striker Troy Deeney is 'the complete player' according to head coach Beppe Sannino

Picture: Dave Peters

Picture: Dave Peters

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Beppe Sannino has described Troy Deeney as "the complete player" after the Watford striker scored 20 goals for a second consecutive season.

Deeney became the first player to achieve the feat since Luther Blissett in 1983.

And if the Birmingham man can grab another in the final eight games of the campaign then he will become the first Hornet to score 20 league goals in consecutive seasons since Cliff Holton in 1961.

Deeney netted twice against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday and almost grabbed a third when he had a shot blocked.

When asked if Deeney was frustrated not to have scored a hat-trick, Sannino replied, in English: "Deeney is a very good man and a very good professional player. I am happy with the two goals if Deeney scores the other in the next game."

One journalist asked the experienced coach how Deeney compared to the other strikers he had worked with.

Sannino added: "He is a good player – a complete player. He has everything in terms of physique, technique and tactics. He can be an assist man and he can be a good finisher.

"I wish him a fantastic career, even if Watford still needs him [in the Championship]."

Read more about Deeney's goal-scoring exploits here.

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2:40pm Tue 1 Apr 14

monkhorn says...

I know it's probably lost in translation, but from a few quotes Sannino has come out with recently it appears Deeney will go in the summer. Having scored 20 goals in two consecutive seasons I think he will have earned the right to play in the Premiership, however I've no idea how much we would want for him especially as Palace paid £8 million for Dwight Gayle who only played a few months in the Championship.
I know it's probably lost in translation, but from a few quotes Sannino has come out with recently it appears Deeney will go in the summer. Having scored 20 goals in two consecutive seasons I think he will have earned the right to play in the Premiership, however I've no idea how much we would want for him especially as Palace paid £8 million for Dwight Gayle who only played a few months in the Championship. monkhorn
  • Score: 2

3:03pm Tue 1 Apr 14

mooneysmagic says...

monkhorn wrote:
I know it's probably lost in translation, but from a few quotes Sannino has come out with recently it appears Deeney will go in the summer. Having scored 20 goals in two consecutive seasons I think he will have earned the right to play in the Premiership, however I've no idea how much we would want for him especially as Palace paid £8 million for Dwight Gayle who only played a few months in the Championship.
I think it is fairly certain that he will go, perhaps he has already been promised a move if we didn't get promoted. My bet would be Stoke, Burnley or Leicester assuming the latter two get promoted


Ranegie was I believe acquired to eventually take Deeney's place.

The Pozzos will sell when they feel a player has reached his peak valuation and that time has probably arrived. I reckon around £6m would be the starting figure.

This could explain the regular praise of Deeney by the management to enhance his profile.
[quote][p][bold]monkhorn[/bold] wrote: I know it's probably lost in translation, but from a few quotes Sannino has come out with recently it appears Deeney will go in the summer. Having scored 20 goals in two consecutive seasons I think he will have earned the right to play in the Premiership, however I've no idea how much we would want for him especially as Palace paid £8 million for Dwight Gayle who only played a few months in the Championship.[/p][/quote]I think it is fairly certain that he will go, perhaps he has already been promised a move if we didn't get promoted. My bet would be Stoke, Burnley or Leicester assuming the latter two get promoted Ranegie was I believe acquired to eventually take Deeney's place. The Pozzos will sell when they feel a player has reached his peak valuation and that time has probably arrived. I reckon around £6m would be the starting figure. This could explain the regular praise of Deeney by the management to enhance his profile. mooneysmagic
  • Score: 4

3:33pm Tue 1 Apr 14

ramage1996 says...

mooneysmagic wrote:
monkhorn wrote:
I know it's probably lost in translation, but from a few quotes Sannino has come out with recently it appears Deeney will go in the summer. Having scored 20 goals in two consecutive seasons I think he will have earned the right to play in the Premiership, however I've no idea how much we would want for him especially as Palace paid £8 million for Dwight Gayle who only played a few months in the Championship.
I think it is fairly certain that he will go, perhaps he has already been promised a move if we didn't get promoted. My bet would be Stoke, Burnley or Leicester assuming the latter two get promoted


Ranegie was I believe acquired to eventually take Deeney's place.

The Pozzos will sell when they feel a player has reached his peak valuation and that time has probably arrived. I reckon around £6m would be the starting figure.

This could explain the regular praise of Deeney by the management to enhance his profile.
If we got over 6 million with perhaps add on's for goals scored and the team staying up etc that would be a decent deal..
[quote][p][bold]mooneysmagic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkhorn[/bold] wrote: I know it's probably lost in translation, but from a few quotes Sannino has come out with recently it appears Deeney will go in the summer. Having scored 20 goals in two consecutive seasons I think he will have earned the right to play in the Premiership, however I've no idea how much we would want for him especially as Palace paid £8 million for Dwight Gayle who only played a few months in the Championship.[/p][/quote]I think it is fairly certain that he will go, perhaps he has already been promised a move if we didn't get promoted. My bet would be Stoke, Burnley or Leicester assuming the latter two get promoted Ranegie was I believe acquired to eventually take Deeney's place. The Pozzos will sell when they feel a player has reached his peak valuation and that time has probably arrived. I reckon around £6m would be the starting figure. This could explain the regular praise of Deeney by the management to enhance his profile.[/p][/quote]If we got over 6 million with perhaps add on's for goals scored and the team staying up etc that would be a decent deal.. ramage1996
  • Score: 6

3:50pm Tue 1 Apr 14

andyhooked says...

Oh let us wait and see! One possible statement taken out of context by the press from an interpretted comment by Beppe Sannino may have given some to read into something deeper. I hope Troy stays. He can be great and is getting better at the Championship level but then he is not always the clinical finisher. Troy owes WFC something but that does not necessarily mean that at sometime Troy will think that he has paid off WFC's loyalty. In the meantime - rock on Troy.
Oh let us wait and see! One possible statement taken out of context by the press from an interpretted comment by Beppe Sannino may have given some to read into something deeper. I hope Troy stays. He can be great and is getting better at the Championship level but then he is not always the clinical finisher. Troy owes WFC something but that does not necessarily mean that at sometime Troy will think that he has paid off WFC's loyalty. In the meantime - rock on Troy. andyhooked
  • Score: 3

3:54pm Tue 1 Apr 14

bristol hornet says...

Top man Deeney, and he should cake walk the player of the season award.

Just one more to equal Cliff Holton's fantastic achievement in 1959/60 and 1960/61.

Big Cliff was always my hero having watched my first WFC game in 1959, and I grew up with the fab four of Holton, Uphill, Bunce and Hartle all scoring double figures as we gained our first ever promotion.

But Deeney is a worthy successor when he nets his twentieth on Saturday against Burnley.
Top man Deeney, and he should cake walk the player of the season award. Just one more to equal Cliff Holton's fantastic achievement in 1959/60 and 1960/61. Big Cliff was always my hero having watched my first WFC game in 1959, and I grew up with the fab four of Holton, Uphill, Bunce and Hartle all scoring double figures as we gained our first ever promotion. But Deeney is a worthy successor when he nets his twentieth on Saturday against Burnley. bristol hornet
  • Score: 1

4:16pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Jonathan Winsky says...

It would be a shame if Troy Deeney leaves Watford this summer after his performances over the last couple of seasons. However, if he leaves, I can't see Leicester being his destination after what happened in May 2013!
It would be a shame if Troy Deeney leaves Watford this summer after his performances over the last couple of seasons. However, if he leaves, I can't see Leicester being his destination after what happened in May 2013! Jonathan Winsky
  • Score: 0

4:26pm Tue 1 Apr 14

mooneysmagic says...

andyhooked wrote:
Oh let us wait and see! One possible statement taken out of context by the press from an interpretted comment by Beppe Sannino may have given some to read into something deeper. I hope Troy stays. He can be great and is getting better at the Championship level but then he is not always the clinical finisher. Troy owes WFC something but that does not necessarily mean that at sometime Troy will think that he has paid off WFC's loyalty. In the meantime - rock on Troy.
If you think Troy owes Watfotd something, surely a possible £5m profit to the club isn't bad for starters!
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: Oh let us wait and see! One possible statement taken out of context by the press from an interpretted comment by Beppe Sannino may have given some to read into something deeper. I hope Troy stays. He can be great and is getting better at the Championship level but then he is not always the clinical finisher. Troy owes WFC something but that does not necessarily mean that at sometime Troy will think that he has paid off WFC's loyalty. In the meantime - rock on Troy.[/p][/quote]If you think Troy owes Watfotd something, surely a possible £5m profit to the club isn't bad for starters! mooneysmagic
  • Score: 3

4:29pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

....and to think a couple of years ago we thought Elton's concert money had been wasted !
....and to think a couple of years ago we thought Elton's concert money had been wasted ! Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 7

4:56pm Tue 1 Apr 14

SJM...laugh at luton says...

He must stay,at least 1 more season...next season we will walk the championship...
All put 1000 on top 6 with betfair about 3 to 1 for next season...and 250 to win league be about 16 to 1 next season...trust me
He must stay,at least 1 more season...next season we will walk the championship... All put 1000 on top 6 with betfair about 3 to 1 for next season...and 250 to win league be about 16 to 1 next season...trust me SJM...laugh at luton
  • Score: -6

4:57pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Poppet Bear says...

If he goes and we get £6m fine but no loan deal, like Vydra please.
If he goes and we get £6m fine but no loan deal, like Vydra please. Poppet Bear
  • Score: 3

4:59am Wed 2 Apr 14

29April1975WasBottom says...

He'll definitely go in the summer. My bet would be Dychey to take him to Burnley. We'll certainly find it very difficult without him but hopefully the Pozzos will make good use of the dosh!
He'll definitely go in the summer. My bet would be Dychey to take him to Burnley. We'll certainly find it very difficult without him but hopefully the Pozzos will make good use of the dosh! 29April1975WasBottom
  • Score: 2

9:29am Wed 2 Apr 14

Letsalldothecongaforbrittassombalonga says...

I do hate to be a stickler,

BUT

Deen will not break Holton's record as one of his goals last year was in the playoffs. He only got 19 in the league.

Apologies!
I do hate to be a stickler, BUT Deen will not break Holton's record as one of his goals last year was in the playoffs. He only got 19 in the league. Apologies! Letsalldothecongaforbrittassombalonga
  • Score: 1

3:20pm Wed 2 Apr 14

watford1881 says...

So what about his huge lack of pace.. Complete except as slow as a snail
So what about his huge lack of pace.. Complete except as slow as a snail watford1881
  • Score: 1

3:22pm Wed 2 Apr 14

watford1881 says...

Peak asking rate would be if we reached the Premiership.. Not where we are now.. No one decent would take a chance on a player unproven, with proven lack if pace...
Peak asking rate would be if we reached the Premiership.. Not where we are now.. No one decent would take a chance on a player unproven, with proven lack if pace... watford1881
  • Score: 0

3:29pm Wed 2 Apr 14

bristol hornet says...

Letsalldothecongafor
brittassombalonga
wrote:
I do hate to be a stickler,

BUT

Deen will not break Holton's record as one of his goals last year was in the playoffs. He only got 19 in the league.

Apologies!
The play offs are still considered league games I think you will find?
[quote][p][bold]Letsalldothecongafor brittassombalonga[/bold] wrote: I do hate to be a stickler, BUT Deen will not break Holton's record as one of his goals last year was in the playoffs. He only got 19 in the league. Apologies![/p][/quote]The play offs are still considered league games I think you will find? bristol hornet
  • Score: -1

7:50pm Wed 2 Apr 14

SAHornet says...

Not convinced Deeney will succeed in The Prem. Thinking of Danny Graham and Matej Vydra and hence think he might similarly struggle at what is a vastly higher level.
Not convinced Deeney will succeed in The Prem. Thinking of Danny Graham and Matej Vydra and hence think he might similarly struggle at what is a vastly higher level. SAHornet
  • Score: 1

10:28pm Wed 2 Apr 14

cityhorn says...

I think Troy has a big decision to make in the summer- stay at WFC and potentially become a Watford legend, or risk going to the premiership and probably struggle as SA Hornet predicts
I think Troy has a big decision to make in the summer- stay at WFC and potentially become a Watford legend, or risk going to the premiership and probably struggle as SA Hornet predicts cityhorn
  • Score: 0

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