Matej Vydra's agent Ondrej Chovanec says the striker would prefer to play for a 'first division team'

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Matej Vydra’s agent says the striker would prefer to play for a “first division team”  but accepts Udinese will decide his future.

The Czech Republic international was Watford’s top scorer last season with 22 goals in 47 games and the Hornets are hoping to re-sign him this summer.

Vydra agreed a new five-year deal with parent club Udinese last summer and a loan move to the Premier League, with West Bromwich Albion, followed.

But it’s been a disappointing campaign for the striker who has only scored three goals in nine starts and 15 substitute appearances in all competitions.

Despite his poor season, Vydra’s representative Ondrej Chovanec believes the 22-year-old has the qualities to play in the Premier League or Serie A.

“He (Vydra) prefers to play in a first division team, Serie A or the Premier League is the same for him,” Chovanec told Italian writer Emanuele Giulianelli.

Udinese and Watford are both owned by the Pozzo family, as are Spanish side Granada.

And Chovanec said: “Vydra is a player of Udinese, they are Matej’s owners. He has the qualities to play in a top level team, so I prefer him to have the chance to show what he can do in a top competition.”

On the prospect of playing for Udinese next season, the agent added: “I don’t know. Vydra believed he would play with Udinese last year but he never had a chance to do it. All will depend on the head coach.”

Chovanec believes Vydra could have made an impact in the Udinese first-team this season but believes the striker’s experience at West Brom will benefit him in the future.

He explained: “He thinks it (the loan) has been good for him. He’s mentally much stronger now and prepared to fight in order to become a real football star."

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4:18pm Thu 8 May 14

D.unstable says...

His agent is a real pain in the butt!!!
His agent is a real pain in the butt!!! D.unstable
  • Score: 79

4:19pm Thu 8 May 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Me thinks a poss return to Watford is not going to happen.

Still hope it does.
Me thinks a poss return to Watford is not going to happen. Still hope it does. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 14

4:29pm Thu 8 May 14

cliff46 says...

After scoring three goals this season I am not sure who is the more deluded Vydra or his agent.
If he had Deeney's attitude he would come back to watford score 25 goals , that would put his value back up and revive interest from elsewhere.
No point him coming to us reluctantly better to *od off elsewhere.
After scoring three goals this season I am not sure who is the more deluded Vydra or his agent. If he had Deeney's attitude he would come back to watford score 25 goals , that would put his value back up and revive interest from elsewhere. No point him coming to us reluctantly better to *od off elsewhere. cliff46
  • Score: 69

4:30pm Thu 8 May 14

not a regular says...

No dates on these quotes.

That aside, Vydra has had the chance to play top flight football. Udinese didn't want him and West Brom's three coaches didn't deem him good enough either.

If he is going to be billy big **** and kick up a fuss in January again, we're better off without.
No dates on these quotes. That aside, Vydra has had the chance to play top flight football. Udinese didn't want him and West Brom's three coaches didn't deem him good enough either. If he is going to be billy big **** and kick up a fuss in January again, we're better off without. not a regular
  • Score: 44

4:35pm Thu 8 May 14

jimbowfc says...

This agent is not interested in MV's best interest only his own, time MV got rid of him me thinks?
This agent is not interested in MV's best interest only his own, time MV got rid of him me thinks? jimbowfc
  • Score: 53

4:35pm Thu 8 May 14

martingadsen says...

hes obviously not good enough for the prem that's why west brom didn't play him
hes obviously not good enough for the prem that's why west brom didn't play him martingadsen
  • Score: 38

4:36pm Thu 8 May 14

mk6 hornet says...

May be he should have the balls to stand uo to his agent and say if i want to play for watford i will
May be he should have the balls to stand uo to his agent and say if i want to play for watford i will mk6 hornet
  • Score: 32

4:39pm Thu 8 May 14

joners in spain says...

good to hear the Pozzo's gave him a 5 year contract last year. Is he good enough for Udinese or the Prem. yet? Not just yet, or he would of scored more than 3 goals for WBA also he would have been a regular starter for WBA. What he needs to do, is get rid of that idiot Agent of his, and come back to Watford. Bring Malky back and some more decent players who know what the Championship is all about. Then perhaps we might, just might, have a good chance of reaching the Prem. next year

Here's to next year
good to hear the Pozzo's gave him a 5 year contract last year. Is he good enough for Udinese or the Prem. yet? Not just yet, or he would of scored more than 3 goals for WBA also he would have been a regular starter for WBA. What he needs to do, is get rid of that idiot Agent of his, and come back to Watford. Bring Malky back and some more decent players who know what the Championship is all about. Then perhaps we might, just might, have a good chance of reaching the Prem. next year Here's to next year joners in spain
  • Score: 21

4:42pm Thu 8 May 14

DuffmanWFC says...

Vydra's agent is a pain in the ****! Surely a return to Watford and a good season of 25+ goals will not only benefit the player but will enhance Vydra's reputation!
His pimp of a twit agent got him his "big chance" of spending half the season on the bench at a poor, nearly relegated side and the other half was spent shopping at the Bull Ring on a Saturday as he didn't even make the bench on most occasions!
He's wasted a year and needs to show everyone that he's capable of better things, he won't get in the Udin side so we are his best option and his mate Pudil is here and vertically everyone from last time!
Come on Matej sign up and make us all happy!
But this time give it 100% till the end then you will be playing regular in the Prem..... WITH US!
Pozzo will make this happen if a good fee isn't on the table and going by last season it won't even be £5M let along the £15M this time last year!
Here's hoping that the club change there thinking of player signings and spend some money on a couple of proven quality players and sign up Vydra and Toszer on perm deals!
Still think we need a top No.1 and a solid centre back to go with the above two... Maybe a decent left winger to as Toszer better in middle and Anya is best on right flank!
Big question on Gaffa tho? Is Beppe out of contract now?
Vydra's agent is a pain in the ****! Surely a return to Watford and a good season of 25+ goals will not only benefit the player but will enhance Vydra's reputation! His pimp of a twit agent got him his "big chance" of spending half the season on the bench at a poor, nearly relegated side and the other half was spent shopping at the Bull Ring on a Saturday as he didn't even make the bench on most occasions! He's wasted a year and needs to show everyone that he's capable of better things, he won't get in the Udin side so we are his best option and his mate Pudil is here and vertically everyone from last time! Come on Matej sign up and make us all happy! But this time give it 100% till the end then you will be playing regular in the Prem..... WITH US! Pozzo will make this happen if a good fee isn't on the table and going by last season it won't even be £5M let along the £15M this time last year! Here's hoping that the club change there thinking of player signings and spend some money on a couple of proven quality players and sign up Vydra and Toszer on perm deals! Still think we need a top No.1 and a solid centre back to go with the above two... Maybe a decent left winger to as Toszer better in middle and Anya is best on right flank! Big question on Gaffa tho? Is Beppe out of contract now? DuffmanWFC
  • Score: 15

4:43pm Thu 8 May 14

mellow yellow says...

Here are some facts:
1. He wasn't a regular starter for a team in the bottom six for most of the season
2. He has only played one complete season in the last four years, and he was tired for even some of that.
3. He is still incredibly young
4. It's essentially up to the Pozzos. If he was deemed surplus to requirements by udinese this season, I can't see three goals changing their minds to readily.
5. He has reason to feel very confident at Watford, and, amongst most of us, would be welcomed back.
6. His agent is a tool.
Here are some facts: 1. He wasn't a regular starter for a team in the bottom six for most of the season 2. He has only played one complete season in the last four years, and he was tired for even some of that. 3. He is still incredibly young 4. It's essentially up to the Pozzos. If he was deemed surplus to requirements by udinese this season, I can't see three goals changing their minds to readily. 5. He has reason to feel very confident at Watford, and, amongst most of us, would be welcomed back. 6. His agent is a tool. mellow yellow
  • Score: 65

4:46pm Thu 8 May 14

Rookery Veteren says...

Typical agent...looking for the move that puts most money in his pocket. Switching back to Watford and staying within the Pozzo empire isn't going to be as lucrative I guess.
Let's hope the Pozzos take the view that Vydra's interests and value would be best served by another season at the Vic reacquainting himself with the back of the net.
Sadly I cant see Deeney hanging on to team up with Vydra. Well placed person tells me Burnley made a silly bid and have been told to come back with something closer to the Pozzos valuation.
Typical agent...looking for the move that puts most money in his pocket. Switching back to Watford and staying within the Pozzo empire isn't going to be as lucrative I guess. Let's hope the Pozzos take the view that Vydra's interests and value would be best served by another season at the Vic reacquainting himself with the back of the net. Sadly I cant see Deeney hanging on to team up with Vydra. Well placed person tells me Burnley made a silly bid and have been told to come back with something closer to the Pozzos valuation. Rookery Veteren
  • Score: 11

4:52pm Thu 8 May 14

Nick El Greco says...

He'll do as he's told. If he wasn't prepared to do that then he shouldn't have signed a 5 year contract - he could just have easily run his remaining year down in the Udinese reserves. Chovanec needs to realise that the bargaining power he had when Vydra only had a year left is now gone. The Pozzo family are not the kind of people who allow themselves to be bullied
He'll do as he's told. If he wasn't prepared to do that then he shouldn't have signed a 5 year contract - he could just have easily run his remaining year down in the Udinese reserves. Chovanec needs to realise that the bargaining power he had when Vydra only had a year left is now gone. The Pozzo family are not the kind of people who allow themselves to be bullied Nick El Greco
  • Score: 19

4:59pm Thu 8 May 14

Sealegs says...

D.unstable wrote:
His agent is a real pain in the butt!!!
More to the point, a right dick-'ed...
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: His agent is a real pain in the butt!!![/p][/quote]More to the point, a right dick-'ed... Sealegs
  • Score: 17

5:04pm Thu 8 May 14

Sealegs says...

As Duffman says, a season scoring 25 goals or so at worst constitutes a good long advert for him. He can afford it time-wise - he's only 22-23. Then, he'll either be in the Premiership with us or another team if we don't get promoted.

Surely the Pozzos see the sense in this?

As for his agent, what influence has he? Matej is contracted for another 5 years with Udinese so he'll have to play wherever they tell him to. - Or am I missing something?
As Duffman says, a season scoring 25 goals or so at worst constitutes a good long advert for him. He can afford it time-wise - he's only 22-23. Then, he'll either be in the Premiership with us or another team if we don't get promoted. Surely the Pozzos see the sense in this? As for his agent, what influence has he? Matej is contracted for another 5 years with Udinese so he'll have to play wherever they tell him to. - Or am I missing something? Sealegs
  • Score: 14

5:18pm Thu 8 May 14

SamTheEagle says...

Vydra needs to get himself a new agent who has Vydra's interests at heart. The agent talked Vydra out of a possibly productive season at Vicarage Road and into semi-obscurity at West Brom. His value has dropped considerably since this time last season as he now has no recent track record. Forgetting Watford's interests (and his agents) and thinking purely about Vydra's he needs to be playing regular football and scoring goals – regardless of which division it's in. Then, and only then, may he get the opportunity to play regularly in the Premiership or Serie A.
Vydra needs to get himself a new agent who has Vydra's interests at heart. The agent talked Vydra out of a possibly productive season at Vicarage Road and into semi-obscurity at West Brom. His value has dropped considerably since this time last season as he now has no recent track record. Forgetting Watford's interests (and his agents) and thinking purely about Vydra's he needs to be playing regular football and scoring goals – regardless of which division it's in. Then, and only then, may he get the opportunity to play regularly in the Premiership or Serie A. SamTheEagle
  • Score: 19

5:27pm Thu 8 May 14

84AGAIN says...

Has someone explained to him that to play in first division he would need to go back in time AND he would be playing alongside Jeff Astle........
Has someone explained to him that to play in first division he would need to go back in time AND he would be playing alongside Jeff Astle........ 84AGAIN
  • Score: 5

5:33pm Thu 8 May 14

andyhooked says...

All of us seem to be saying the same. Vydra's agent is the poison in the chalice. Going to WBA has done him no favours other than perhaps a better bank balance and the agent's dosh for not managing him well. Perhaps Matty thought he would be a regular at WBA but his agent, again perhaps, taked into a move but then I still suspect the hand of useless Nani in this as he calls the shots when he sees that Vydra wanted to be in the Prem and would sulk if not given the chance. WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TRUTH LAYS.
All of us seem to be saying the same. Vydra's agent is the poison in the chalice. Going to WBA has done him no favours other than perhaps a better bank balance and the agent's dosh for not managing him well. Perhaps Matty thought he would be a regular at WBA but his agent, again perhaps, taked into a move but then I still suspect the hand of useless Nani in this as he calls the shots when he sees that Vydra wanted to be in the Prem and would sulk if not given the chance. WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TRUTH LAYS. andyhooked
  • Score: -5

5:43pm Thu 8 May 14

sammyboy567 says...

To be honest the last thing we want is another player not giving a **** !
To be honest the last thing we want is another player not giving a **** ! sammyboy567
  • Score: 16

5:44pm Thu 8 May 14

the sniper says...

jimbowfc wrote:
This agent is not interested in MV's best interest only his own, time MV got rid of him me thinks?
Totally agree...MV needs to realise that it seems that it's the £s his agent is interested in.Come back to Watford,help get them promoted and play regular prem football with the Hornets and then look to move on for mega bucks if you so wish.Trouble is Matej you're a proven goalscorer at championship level unfortunately not in the premiership.If he returns to the Vic that'd be fantastic, if he doesn't we'll move on and find someone else
[quote][p][bold]jimbowfc[/bold] wrote: This agent is not interested in MV's best interest only his own, time MV got rid of him me thinks?[/p][/quote]Totally agree...MV needs to realise that it seems that it's the £s his agent is interested in.Come back to Watford,help get them promoted and play regular prem football with the Hornets and then look to move on for mega bucks if you so wish.Trouble is Matej you're a proven goalscorer at championship level unfortunately not in the premiership.If he returns to the Vic that'd be fantastic, if he doesn't we'll move on and find someone else the sniper
  • Score: 14

5:59pm Thu 8 May 14

PozzoHornet says...

Whether it's the agent or Vydra who thinks he's good enough for the Prem, they are sorely mistaken. Everyone knows that the Championship is the shop window for lower mid-table Prem sides like Villa, West Brom, and previously Fulham and Norwich. If Vydra wants a permanent move to one of those clubs, then his best interests lie at Watford, NOT in Serie A and certainly not sitting on the bench for one of those clubs on loan. After the season he's had, no-one is going to want him in the Prem and he'll be 3rd choice striker at Udinese at best.
Whether it's the agent or Vydra who thinks he's good enough for the Prem, they are sorely mistaken. Everyone knows that the Championship is the shop window for lower mid-table Prem sides like Villa, West Brom, and previously Fulham and Norwich. If Vydra wants a permanent move to one of those clubs, then his best interests lie at Watford, NOT in Serie A and certainly not sitting on the bench for one of those clubs on loan. After the season he's had, no-one is going to want him in the Prem and he'll be 3rd choice striker at Udinese at best. PozzoHornet
  • Score: 14

7:12pm Thu 8 May 14

francowatford says...

He would have stayed with us we could have been in the prem
He would have stayed with us we could have been in the prem francowatford
  • Score: 7

7:24pm Thu 8 May 14

andyandyandy says...

Stop blaming the agent. You're very naive if you think he's the one calling the shots. Vydra will do what he wants and he has no interest in playing for Watford. Way to big for his boots. Arrogant and deluded. He can F off and spend another season warming a bench. Lets concentrate on players that want to play for us. Forget Vydra!
Stop blaming the agent. You're very naive if you think he's the one calling the shots. Vydra will do what he wants and he has no interest in playing for Watford. Way to big for his boots. Arrogant and deluded. He can F off and spend another season warming a bench. Lets concentrate on players that want to play for us. Forget Vydra! andyandyandy
  • Score: 24

7:43pm Thu 8 May 14

Andrew1963 says...

To be fair I would prefer to support a premiership club. With good luck I will this time next year. Already saving up for the massive increase in season ticket prices from 2015.
To be fair I would prefer to support a premiership club. With good luck I will this time next year. Already saving up for the massive increase in season ticket prices from 2015. Andrew1963
  • Score: -6

7:45pm Thu 8 May 14

mjr1980 says...

andyandyandy wrote:
Stop blaming the agent. You're very naive if you think he's the one calling the shots. Vydra will do what he wants and he has no interest in playing for Watford. Way to big for his boots. Arrogant and deluded. He can F off and spend another season warming a bench. Lets concentrate on players that want to play for us. Forget Vydra!
Not just Vydra and his agent that are deluded. Not sure why anyone thinks he will be back.

As for the people wanting Malky back, again deluded!

He knows he wouldn't be welcome by most fans and will have other options (west ham/norwich).
[quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: Stop blaming the agent. You're very naive if you think he's the one calling the shots. Vydra will do what he wants and he has no interest in playing for Watford. Way to big for his boots. Arrogant and deluded. He can F off and spend another season warming a bench. Lets concentrate on players that want to play for us. Forget Vydra![/p][/quote]Not just Vydra and his agent that are deluded. Not sure why anyone thinks he will be back. As for the people wanting Malky back, again deluded! He knows he wouldn't be welcome by most fans and will have other options (west ham/norwich). mjr1980
  • Score: 7

9:53pm Thu 8 May 14

soulfulhornet says...

Love to see Matej back but only on the following basis:
1) he wants to come back.
2) his fitness is upto the rigours of a 46 game campaign.

I believe that Vydra was the best finisher we have had since Maurice Johnston - better than Kev Phillips, David Connelly, Paul Furlong, Paul Wilkinson or Marlon King.
But would he be committed ? He clearly believes that at this stage of his career he warrants being in the top division of England, Italy or Germany.

Not sure that is true, but given his injury record I cannot blame him for wanting to try at the highest level asap.

Sadly don't hold your breath on a return. Hope I am wrong as I am a big fan and think the goals of a committed Vydra could prove vital next season.

P.S don't blame the agent as an agent does what his/ her master bids.
Love to see Matej back but only on the following basis: 1) he wants to come back. 2) his fitness is upto the rigours of a 46 game campaign. I believe that Vydra was the best finisher we have had since Maurice Johnston - better than Kev Phillips, David Connelly, Paul Furlong, Paul Wilkinson or Marlon King. But would he be committed ? He clearly believes that at this stage of his career he warrants being in the top division of England, Italy or Germany. Not sure that is true, but given his injury record I cannot blame him for wanting to try at the highest level asap. Sadly don't hold your breath on a return. Hope I am wrong as I am a big fan and think the goals of a committed Vydra could prove vital next season. P.S don't blame the agent as an agent does what his/ her master bids. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 4

9:58pm Thu 8 May 14

JohnnyHornet says...

Let's hope we don't have another close season of the clown Ondrej Chovanec spoutings.
Let's hope we don't have another close season of the clown Ondrej Chovanec spoutings. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 2

10:10pm Thu 8 May 14

JohnnyHornet says...

Think where it might hinge is if Toszer signs and Deeney stays.
Think where it might hinge is if Toszer signs and Deeney stays. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 1

10:18pm Thu 8 May 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

If he'd rather warm benches in the top divisions he has very little desire to play football! I for one would not want to see him back as he let Watford down last season! Throwing his toys out of the pram in January cost us dear and for that reason alone he's better of elsewhere IMHO
If he'd rather warm benches in the top divisions he has very little desire to play football! I for one would not want to see him back as he let Watford down last season! Throwing his toys out of the pram in January cost us dear and for that reason alone he's better of elsewhere IMHO Hornets number 12 fan
  • Score: 7

10:31pm Thu 8 May 14

soulfulhornet says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
If he'd rather warm benches in the top divisions he has very little desire to play football! I for one would not want to see him back as he let Watford down last season! Throwing his toys out of the pram in January cost us dear and for that reason alone he's better of elsewhere IMHO
Yes he had a bad third of the season Feb onwards, but he scored two great goals in the home play-off semi final and was distraught when he could not continue in the final. Without his goals do you think we would have been where we ended up in the league in 2012/13 - and so close to automatic promotion. He was Championship player of the season for a reason - though I agree Almen was more important for us and I think Tom Ince in a poor side did more for his team.

May be Matej's lack of form Feb 2013 to May 2013 was down to the 'big I am' syndrome or may be his fitness, fatigue etc had a bigger part to play. Don't know the guy personally so can't give a definitive answer and I suspect neither can you.
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: If he'd rather warm benches in the top divisions he has very little desire to play football! I for one would not want to see him back as he let Watford down last season! Throwing his toys out of the pram in January cost us dear and for that reason alone he's better of elsewhere IMHO[/p][/quote]Yes he had a bad third of the season Feb onwards, but he scored two great goals in the home play-off semi final and was distraught when he could not continue in the final. Without his goals do you think we would have been where we ended up in the league in 2012/13 - and so close to automatic promotion. He was Championship player of the season for a reason - though I agree Almen was more important for us and I think Tom Ince in a poor side did more for his team. May be Matej's lack of form Feb 2013 to May 2013 was down to the 'big I am' syndrome or may be his fitness, fatigue etc had a bigger part to play. Don't know the guy personally so can't give a definitive answer and I suspect neither can you. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 3

11:25pm Thu 8 May 14

ROB01293 says...

http://en.m.wikipedi
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It says he's at Watford ??? Does Wiki no something we don't?
http://en.m.wikipedi a.org/wiki/Mat%C4%9B j_Vydra It says he's at Watford ??? Does Wiki no something we don't? ROB01293
  • Score: 2

12:29am Fri 9 May 14

Roger Joslyn says...

He'll be at Watford next season! Won't get in the Udinese side, won't get another loan deal and won't command a big enough fee to persuade the Pozzo's to sell him. If he helps Watford get to the prem, it's worth £120M to them. This is what I think.
He'll be at Watford next season! Won't get in the Udinese side, won't get another loan deal and won't command a big enough fee to persuade the Pozzo's to sell him. If he helps Watford get to the prem, it's worth £120M to them. This is what I think. Roger Joslyn
  • Score: 4

2:32am Fri 9 May 14

Honest Rog says...

G.T. always had a healthy contempt for agents. These pimps prey upon the barely literate young men who occasionally turn in good football displays. OK, some may say that players get rich because of these bloodsuckers but ultimately their riches come from our pockets whether it be through extortionate ticket prices, overpriced replica shirts or purchase of products that these stars advertise on telly. Get rid of agents and we all win. Maybe Rooney would have to struggle along on 250k weekly instead of the 300k he's currently reportedly "earning".
For what it's worth. I think Vydra was up there with Watford's greats like Holton, Uphill, Harmer, Mayes et al but his heart was never with the Hornets.
G.T. always had a healthy contempt for agents. These pimps prey upon the barely literate young men who occasionally turn in good football displays. OK, some may say that players get rich because of these bloodsuckers but ultimately their riches come from our pockets whether it be through extortionate ticket prices, overpriced replica shirts or purchase of products that these stars advertise on telly. Get rid of agents and we all win. Maybe Rooney would have to struggle along on 250k weekly instead of the 300k he's currently reportedly "earning". For what it's worth. I think Vydra was up there with Watford's greats like Holton, Uphill, Harmer, Mayes et al but his heart was never with the Hornets. Honest Rog
  • Score: 4

2:50am Fri 9 May 14

Meadey39 says...

DuffmanWFC wrote:
Vydra's agent is a pain in the ****! Surely a return to Watford and a good season of 25+ goals will not only benefit the player but will enhance Vydra's reputation!
His pimp of a twit agent got him his "big chance" of spending half the season on the bench at a poor, nearly relegated side and the other half was spent shopping at the Bull Ring on a Saturday as he didn't even make the bench on most occasions!
He's wasted a year and needs to show everyone that he's capable of better things, he won't get in the Udin side so we are his best option and his mate Pudil is here and vertically everyone from last time!
Come on Matej sign up and make us all happy!
But this time give it 100% till the end then you will be playing regular in the Prem..... WITH US!
Pozzo will make this happen if a good fee isn't on the table and going by last season it won't even be £5M let along the £15M this time last year!
Here's hoping that the club change there thinking of player signings and spend some money on a couple of proven quality players and sign up Vydra and Toszer on perm deals!
Still think we need a top No.1 and a solid centre back to go with the above two... Maybe a decent left winger to as Toszer better in middle and Anya is best on right flank!
Big question on Gaffa tho? Is Beppe out of contract now?
Sannino has a contract for another year. It won't be good to start with Sannino, all goes pear shaped and another new manager comes in halfway thru the season. I wonder if the owners will wake up and realise they eed a manager who knows the division and knows the football we need to play
[quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: Vydra's agent is a pain in the ****! Surely a return to Watford and a good season of 25+ goals will not only benefit the player but will enhance Vydra's reputation! His pimp of a twit agent got him his "big chance" of spending half the season on the bench at a poor, nearly relegated side and the other half was spent shopping at the Bull Ring on a Saturday as he didn't even make the bench on most occasions! He's wasted a year and needs to show everyone that he's capable of better things, he won't get in the Udin side so we are his best option and his mate Pudil is here and vertically everyone from last time! Come on Matej sign up and make us all happy! But this time give it 100% till the end then you will be playing regular in the Prem..... WITH US! Pozzo will make this happen if a good fee isn't on the table and going by last season it won't even be £5M let along the £15M this time last year! Here's hoping that the club change there thinking of player signings and spend some money on a couple of proven quality players and sign up Vydra and Toszer on perm deals! Still think we need a top No.1 and a solid centre back to go with the above two... Maybe a decent left winger to as Toszer better in middle and Anya is best on right flank! Big question on Gaffa tho? Is Beppe out of contract now?[/p][/quote]Sannino has a contract for another year. It won't be good to start with Sannino, all goes pear shaped and another new manager comes in halfway thru the season. I wonder if the owners will wake up and realise they eed a manager who knows the division and knows the football we need to play Meadey39
  • Score: 0

3:23am Fri 9 May 14

BC Hornet says...

SamTheEagle wrote:
Vydra needs to get himself a new agent who has Vydra's interests at heart. The agent talked Vydra out of a possibly productive season at Vicarage Road and into semi-obscurity at West Brom. His value has dropped considerably since this time last season as he now has no recent track record. Forgetting Watford's interests (and his agents) and thinking purely about Vydra's he needs to be playing regular football and scoring goals – regardless of which division it's in. Then, and only then, may he get the opportunity to play regularly in the Premiership or Serie A.
No agent has anybody's interests at heart except their own.
[quote][p][bold]SamTheEagle[/bold] wrote: Vydra needs to get himself a new agent who has Vydra's interests at heart. The agent talked Vydra out of a possibly productive season at Vicarage Road and into semi-obscurity at West Brom. His value has dropped considerably since this time last season as he now has no recent track record. Forgetting Watford's interests (and his agents) and thinking purely about Vydra's he needs to be playing regular football and scoring goals – regardless of which division it's in. Then, and only then, may he get the opportunity to play regularly in the Premiership or Serie A.[/p][/quote]No agent has anybody's interests at heart except their own. BC Hornet
  • Score: 6

3:39am Fri 9 May 14

29April1975WasBottom says...

This agent guy makes me puke. My guess is that Vydra probably would prefer to have another go at the Prem but that if he came back to Watford and things clicked he'd be perfectly happy here. At the end of the day players are not complex - if they're getting games, enjoying their football and being looked after financially they're usually happy as pigs in s***. I'd like to see him back. Hopefully the Pozzos can get it sorted.
This agent guy makes me puke. My guess is that Vydra probably would prefer to have another go at the Prem but that if he came back to Watford and things clicked he'd be perfectly happy here. At the end of the day players are not complex - if they're getting games, enjoying their football and being looked after financially they're usually happy as pigs in s***. I'd like to see him back. Hopefully the Pozzos can get it sorted. 29April1975WasBottom
  • Score: 3

8:50am Fri 9 May 14

corbindallas says...

I guess the truth is he knows we need him more than he wants us, lets face facts he DID NOT want to come back to us last season after a cracking season he thought he was ready for the big time lime light it has not happend and what he wants is not only what his agent wants. He will say he wants bigger and better but will he get it? I guess if he is choosing Watford as a second option then he can foxtrot oscar as he went awol in his first season with us when his head was turned and we do not need a repeat of that if he starts having a great season. If Vydra had common sense he would come to Watford with the view to get into the Prem and be a main striker he needs to help achieve that. I would like to look at other options, still feel a bit sore about Bitt going as well!
I guess the truth is he knows we need him more than he wants us, lets face facts he DID NOT want to come back to us last season after a cracking season he thought he was ready for the big time lime light it has not happend and what he wants is not only what his agent wants. He will say he wants bigger and better but will he get it? I guess if he is choosing Watford as a second option then he can foxtrot oscar as he went awol in his first season with us when his head was turned and we do not need a repeat of that if he starts having a great season. If Vydra had common sense he would come to Watford with the view to get into the Prem and be a main striker he needs to help achieve that. I would like to look at other options, still feel a bit sore about Bitt going as well! corbindallas
  • Score: 6

8:52am Fri 9 May 14

Chris the Vic says...

Any footballer needs to be mentally tough but they also need to play when young. Matej get a new agent and build your value and confidence up at WFC where they will care for you
Any footballer needs to be mentally tough but they also need to play when young. Matej get a new agent and build your value and confidence up at WFC where they will care for you Chris the Vic
  • Score: 2

9:14am Fri 9 May 14

garston tony says...

Hopefully if a return to WFC is a possibility the player will see that his best option of playing in the top flight is to score 20+ goals again for us in a promotion winning season and to stay with us when we return to the Prem.
Hopefully if a return to WFC is a possibility the player will see that his best option of playing in the top flight is to score 20+ goals again for us in a promotion winning season and to stay with us when we return to the Prem. garston tony
  • Score: 2

10:01am Fri 9 May 14

gloryhornet4 says...

jimbowfc wrote:
This agent is not interested in MV's best interest only his own, time MV got rid of him me thinks?
A new agent would likely be just as bad.

Commission based remuneration, as shown with banks and financial services, drives behaviour, not what is best for the client.
[quote][p][bold]jimbowfc[/bold] wrote: This agent is not interested in MV's best interest only his own, time MV got rid of him me thinks?[/p][/quote]A new agent would likely be just as bad. Commission based remuneration, as shown with banks and financial services, drives behaviour, not what is best for the client. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 3

10:19am Fri 9 May 14

mickallen57 says...

Honest Rog wrote:
G.T. always had a healthy contempt for agents. These pimps prey upon the barely literate young men who occasionally turn in good football displays. OK, some may say that players get rich because of these bloodsuckers but ultimately their riches come from our pockets whether it be through extortionate ticket prices, overpriced replica shirts or purchase of products that these stars advertise on telly. Get rid of agents and we all win. Maybe Rooney would have to struggle along on 250k weekly instead of the 300k he's currently reportedly "earning".
For what it's worth. I think Vydra was up there with Watford's greats like Holton, Uphill, Harmer, Mayes et al but his heart was never with the Hornets.
Rog I totally agree with most of what you say. You maybe a little older than me I started supporting the Horns in 69/70 season. My Dad talked of Holton, Uphill, and Harmer and the qualities they had . But heres' the rub I trust you are talking of Alan Mayes. Now I did see him play and if memory serves he was sold to Swindon as he was not great. Vydra would be streets ahead of him. Luther Blisset ; Ross Jenkins; Maurice Johnson ; Kevin Phillips; Barry Endean ; Danny Graham and Tommy Smith . These Watford greats would be of a similar quality to a fit focused Matej Vydra . In my opinion the greatest of them was Mo Johnson he was a different class.
[quote][p][bold]Honest Rog[/bold] wrote: G.T. always had a healthy contempt for agents. These pimps prey upon the barely literate young men who occasionally turn in good football displays. OK, some may say that players get rich because of these bloodsuckers but ultimately their riches come from our pockets whether it be through extortionate ticket prices, overpriced replica shirts or purchase of products that these stars advertise on telly. Get rid of agents and we all win. Maybe Rooney would have to struggle along on 250k weekly instead of the 300k he's currently reportedly "earning". For what it's worth. I think Vydra was up there with Watford's greats like Holton, Uphill, Harmer, Mayes et al but his heart was never with the Hornets.[/p][/quote]Rog I totally agree with most of what you say. You maybe a little older than me I started supporting the Horns in 69/70 season. My Dad talked of Holton, Uphill, and Harmer and the qualities they had . But heres' the rub I trust you are talking of Alan Mayes. Now I did see him play and if memory serves he was sold to Swindon as he was not great. Vydra would be streets ahead of him. Luther Blisset ; Ross Jenkins; Maurice Johnson ; Kevin Phillips; Barry Endean ; Danny Graham and Tommy Smith . These Watford greats would be of a similar quality to a fit focused Matej Vydra . In my opinion the greatest of them was Mo Johnson he was a different class. mickallen57
  • Score: 4

1:20pm Fri 9 May 14

Paul Gadd says...

His tool of an agent his turning his head again......he needs to stay fit, not disappear for half a season and be up for getting us our rightful place- not the likes of Hull, Palace & Leicester- in the PL

or he can 'do one'
His tool of an agent his turning his head again......he needs to stay fit, not disappear for half a season and be up for getting us our rightful place- not the likes of Hull, Palace & Leicester- in the PL or he can 'do one' Paul Gadd
  • Score: 4

2:26pm Fri 9 May 14

Big Cliff was King says...

"Matej Vydra’s agent says the striker would prefer to play for a “first division team” but accepts Udinese will decide his future."
Won't be Brentford then, they have just gone up.
"Matej Vydra’s agent says the striker would prefer to play for a “first division team” but accepts Udinese will decide his future." Won't be Brentford then, they have just gone up. Big Cliff was King
  • Score: 2

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