Watford want to re-sign Sunderland's Danny Graham and are targeting Stevenage winger Luke Freeman

We understand Danny Graham would welcome a return back to Watford. Picture: Action Images.

Luke Freeman is another target for Watford. Picture: Action Images

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The Hornets are trying to bring Danny Graham back to the club and are also keen to sign Stevenage winger Luke Freeman, the Watford Observer understands.

Watford have made enquiries for the two players but negotiations are at a very early stage with both.

We understand Graham would welcome a move back to Watford.

The Golden Boys have already signed three players this summer. The arrivals of Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes and former West Bromwich Albion centre back Gabriel Tamas on free transfers have been confirmed by the club in the last week and Leicester City's Lloyd Dyer has signed a contract with the Hornets, although that has yet to be announced.

Watford are still in talks with Daniel Tozser over a permanent move and are keen to re-sign Matej Vydra, both as previously reported by the Watford Observer.

But the club also want to add British players to the squad and we understand two of those are Graham and Freeman.

Graham was a fans' favourite during his two seasons at Watford. He scored 41 goals in 98 games and was Player of the Season in his second year.

He finished top scorer in the Championship during the 2010/11 campaign, with 27 goals, and his form earned a £3.5m move to Swansea City.

Graham scored 21 goals in 62 appearances during a season-and-a-half at the Welsh club, with 15 of those being substitute outings.

He then joined Sunderland for £5m in January last year, which earned Watford another £225,000, but failed to score in 13 games for the club and spent last season out on loan.

Graham scored once in 20 outings at Hull City in the Premier League before a more successive spell at Middlesbrough in the Championship, when he netted six times in 18 appearances.

Like Graham, Stevenage's Freeman is expected to leave his club this summer.

Stevenage activated a clause in the 22-year-old's contract in May which means he is contracted for an additional year but manager Graham Westley has publicly stated he expects the winger to leave after the club were relegated to League Two.

Freeman was The Boro's player of the season and Stevenage received bids from Championship clubs in January.

He made his professional debut in 2007 at the age of 15 and had three run-outs for Gillingham before Arsenal paid £200,000 to secure the teenager's services a few months later.

Freeman was unable to break into the Arsenal first team and a loan spell at Yeovil Town in 2010 was ended prematurely due to injury.

The former England youth international's career got back on track when he joined Stevenage in 2011, initially on loan before the move was made permanent two months later.

Freeman is a winger with flair and creativity but also works hard without the ball. He scored eight goals in 54 appearances for the club this season, a few of which were at full back.

Last month Westley told The Comet: "I suspect the football club will cash in and I’m sure there’ll be a bidding war.

"I know there were clubs in for him in January putting bids on the table, I’m sure this summer that’ll reach a head.

"I can’t imagine that somebody isn’t going to look back at some of what he’s done this year and think he’s worth a punt at a higher level."

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4:01pm Thu 29 May 14

BlakeyJ says...

Please let this be true.
Graham, Deeney, Fessi, Anya, 3 metre matty, Dyer.
what a strike force.
Please let this be true. Graham, Deeney, Fessi, Anya, 3 metre matty, Dyer. what a strike force. BlakeyJ
  • Score: 34

4:04pm Thu 29 May 14

AngelHornet says...

If Graham returns it will be at the expense of Deeney.
If Graham returns it will be at the expense of Deeney. AngelHornet
  • Score: -22

4:08pm Thu 29 May 14

Bush Hornet says...

The Stevenage lad looks good. Get him in.

As for Danny boy, I think this is a good move for everyone.
The Stevenage lad looks good. Get him in. As for Danny boy, I think this is a good move for everyone. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 41

4:08pm Thu 29 May 14

PeteBogHorrorHornet says...

I thought he was overweight and sluggish last time he was at the Vic. Sadly I don't think he would be the player he was 3 seasons ago
I thought he was overweight and sluggish last time he was at the Vic. Sadly I don't think he would be the player he was 3 seasons ago PeteBogHorrorHornet
  • Score: -26

4:16pm Thu 29 May 14

andyhooked says...

OK if Danny can do the biz but not if we lose Troy. Did we have the best out of Danny and can he still be strong enough to score all season not just at the beginning and the end of the season?
OK if Danny can do the biz but not if we lose Troy. Did we have the best out of Danny and can he still be strong enough to score all season not just at the beginning and the end of the season? andyhooked
  • Score: 13

4:19pm Thu 29 May 14

LifeLongHornet says...

Super Danny, Super Danny, Super Danny Graham!

He may not be the player he was, but there's only one way to find out. I will always love him for the job he did for us last time.

However we will still need a fast striker. Freeman can play both upfront and on the wing so potentially a very useful signing. If he signs it looks like the end of 3-5-2 to me.
Super Danny, Super Danny, Super Danny Graham! He may not be the player he was, but there's only one way to find out. I will always love him for the job he did for us last time. However we will still need a fast striker. Freeman can play both upfront and on the wing so potentially a very useful signing. If he signs it looks like the end of 3-5-2 to me. LifeLongHornet
  • Score: 27

4:23pm Thu 29 May 14

yellowblood says...

Ping pong's coming home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Super Danny Graham....
Ping pong's coming home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Super Danny Graham.... yellowblood
  • Score: 22

4:29pm Thu 29 May 14

bristol hornet says...

PeteBogHorrorHornet wrote:
I thought he was overweight and sluggish last time he was at the Vic. Sadly I don't think he would be the player he was 3 seasons ago
Agreed, but after this he lost weight, scored lots of goals for Boro, and looked the real deal.

Would welcome him back with open arms any time!
[quote][p][bold]PeteBogHorrorHornet[/bold] wrote: I thought he was overweight and sluggish last time he was at the Vic. Sadly I don't think he would be the player he was 3 seasons ago[/p][/quote]Agreed, but after this he lost weight, scored lots of goals for Boro, and looked the real deal. Would welcome him back with open arms any time! bristol hornet
  • Score: 38

4:34pm Thu 29 May 14

tgb1963 says...

Although not prolific since leaving us, sometimes, without explanation, certain partnerships just click. And Watford with Danny Graham is hopefully one of them. (If he comes that is - fingers crossed).
Although not prolific since leaving us, sometimes, without explanation, certain partnerships just click. And Watford with Danny Graham is hopefully one of them. (If he comes that is - fingers crossed). tgb1963
  • Score: 16

5:06pm Thu 29 May 14

colwithsoul says...

Have seen Luke Freeman at Stevanage a few times last season.
Could be a very shrewd move as he has potential to be a very good player,has pace,skill and works hard
Have seen Luke Freeman at Stevanage a few times last season. Could be a very shrewd move as he has potential to be a very good player,has pace,skill and works hard colwithsoul
  • Score: 20

5:15pm Thu 29 May 14

Sealegs says...

AngelHornet wrote:
If Graham returns it will be at the expense of Deeney.
We would have to play 4-4-2!
[quote][p][bold]AngelHornet[/bold] wrote: If Graham returns it will be at the expense of Deeney.[/p][/quote]We would have to play 4-4-2! Sealegs
  • Score: 8

5:24pm Thu 29 May 14

ORBY says...

It now looks as though Nani has got the message, go for some home grown and established players who know the English game. DG would seem to be a natural for us and if we can get Freeman with Dyer and Deeney the future looks bright. We must hold on to Deeney, the advantage would be he knows we want him and next season he will be playing for us in the Premier League! Keep up the good work Nani.
It now looks as though Nani has got the message, go for some home grown and established players who know the English game. DG would seem to be a natural for us and if we can get Freeman with Dyer and Deeney the future looks bright. We must hold on to Deeney, the advantage would be he knows we want him and next season he will be playing for us in the Premier League! Keep up the good work Nani. ORBY
  • Score: 17

5:25pm Thu 29 May 14

grahamwfc says...

Sealegs wrote:
AngelHornet wrote:
If Graham returns it will be at the expense of Deeney.
We would have to play 4-4-2!
I would have thought that is a given next season
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AngelHornet[/bold] wrote: If Graham returns it will be at the expense of Deeney.[/p][/quote]We would have to play 4-4-2![/p][/quote]I would have thought that is a given next season grahamwfc
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5:37pm Thu 29 May 14

Sealegs says...

ORBY wrote:
It now looks as though Nani has got the message, go for some home grown and established players who know the English game. DG would seem to be a natural for us and if we can get Freeman with Dyer and Deeney the future looks bright. We must hold on to Deeney, the advantage would be he knows we want him and next season he will be playing for us in the Premier League! Keep up the good work Nani.
I reckon the negative points you're getting is because it is more likely that he is being told what to do rather than him getting the message.
[quote][p][bold]ORBY[/bold] wrote: It now looks as though Nani has got the message, go for some home grown and established players who know the English game. DG would seem to be a natural for us and if we can get Freeman with Dyer and Deeney the future looks bright. We must hold on to Deeney, the advantage would be he knows we want him and next season he will be playing for us in the Premier League! Keep up the good work Nani.[/p][/quote]I reckon the negative points you're getting is because it is more likely that he is being told what to do rather than him getting the message. Sealegs
  • Score: 0

5:46pm Thu 29 May 14

LifeLongHornet says...

Lets sign Sordell back with him LOL
Lets sign Sordell back with him LOL LifeLongHornet
  • Score: -6

5:54pm Thu 29 May 14

soulfulhornet says...

Let's not get carried away. The WO states negotiations are at early stages. I suggest fees could be an issue. The first team player we paid for was Nosworthy over 2 years ago.

Sunderland paid £5m for Danny in January 2013. I am sure he is not out of contract - only 18 months in - and they will want to recoup some of that outlay. Thereare rumours that Sunderland are interested in Angella, so may be danny would part payment in that deal.

As regards the young lad from Stevenage, according to wikipedia (unreliable I know) that he re-sigend on 12th May 2014 with them. Westley seems to think there will be a bidding war soimmediately our policy puts that in doubt.

I wonder how many players we shall sign or need to. The number in the past 2 close seasons and in the January window was too many to assimiluate into the team/squad. Still think we need a physically strong centre back and a pacy goalscorer.
Let's not get carried away. The WO states negotiations are at early stages. I suggest fees could be an issue. The first team player we paid for was Nosworthy over 2 years ago. Sunderland paid £5m for Danny in January 2013. I am sure he is not out of contract - only 18 months in - and they will want to recoup some of that outlay. Thereare rumours that Sunderland are interested in Angella, so may be danny would part payment in that deal. As regards the young lad from Stevenage, according to wikipedia (unreliable I know) that he re-sigend on 12th May 2014 with them. Westley seems to think there will be a bidding war soimmediately our policy puts that in doubt. I wonder how many players we shall sign or need to. The number in the past 2 close seasons and in the January window was too many to assimiluate into the team/squad. Still think we need a physically strong centre back and a pacy goalscorer. soulfulhornet
  • Score: -4

5:57pm Thu 29 May 14

goldanboy says...

Sorry everyone, but selling Troy and buying Danny is not a progressing the Watford team. I've never seen Danny play as bad as he did when he was at Hull. Too many romantics on here dreaming of old boys. Get Vydra back, now.
Luke Freeman however is a great signing. A really good wide player who could step up to the Championship. At least we're getting the squad sorted out early, unlike previous managerial teams.
Sorry everyone, but selling Troy and buying Danny is not a progressing the Watford team. I've never seen Danny play as bad as he did when he was at Hull. Too many romantics on here dreaming of old boys. Get Vydra back, now. Luke Freeman however is a great signing. A really good wide player who could step up to the Championship. At least we're getting the squad sorted out early, unlike previous managerial teams. goldanboy
  • Score: 2

5:59pm Thu 29 May 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

Just gonna say, I know Danny Graham hasn't hit form since leaving Watford, but don't you remember that that was the case with Helguson before he came back. Then just being in front of fans that loved him again reinvigorated him, and he scored 2 in that very game. And then when he left again he had a very successful spell at QPR! Not saying it's sure to be the case, but if Graham were to come back, hopefully he'd have a sharp spike in confidence and will power.

Unfortunately, as much as it may sound pessimistic and it's not what anyone wants to hear, this does seem to raise questions about Deeney's future at the club. I really hope he stays - by goodness I'd love to have both! But realistically, we're going to have to face facts and accept that Deeney is sure to attract interest in the Premier League given his form over the last two years, and honestly, it's fair enough to him if he decides he wants to go...
Just gonna say, I know Danny Graham hasn't hit form since leaving Watford, but don't you remember that that was the case with Helguson before he came back. Then just being in front of fans that loved him again reinvigorated him, and he scored 2 in that very game. And then when he left again he had a very successful spell at QPR! Not saying it's sure to be the case, but if Graham were to come back, hopefully he'd have a sharp spike in confidence and will power. Unfortunately, as much as it may sound pessimistic and it's not what anyone wants to hear, this does seem to raise questions about Deeney's future at the club. I really hope he stays - by goodness I'd love to have both! But realistically, we're going to have to face facts and accept that Deeney is sure to attract interest in the Premier League given his form over the last two years, and honestly, it's fair enough to him if he decides he wants to go... The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: 11

6:01pm Thu 29 May 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...
I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year... The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: 9

6:09pm Thu 29 May 14

D.unstable says...

I could see Danny up front with Vydra
I could see Danny up front with Vydra D.unstable
  • Score: 11

6:42pm Thu 29 May 14

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

soulfulhornet wrote:
Let's not get carried away. The WO states negotiations are at early stages. I suggest fees could be an issue. The first team player we paid for was Nosworthy over 2 years ago.

Sunderland paid £5m for Danny in January 2013. I am sure he is not out of contract - only 18 months in - and they will want to recoup some of that outlay. Thereare rumours that Sunderland are interested in Angella, so may be danny would part payment in that deal.

As regards the young lad from Stevenage, according to wikipedia (unreliable I know) that he re-sigend on 12th May 2014 with them. Westley seems to think there will be a bidding war soimmediately our policy puts that in doubt.

I wonder how many players we shall sign or need to. The number in the past 2 close seasons and in the January window was too many to assimiluate into the team/squad. Still think we need a physically strong centre back and a pacy goalscorer.
There is talk that Sunderland are ready to let Graham leave for nothing, if there is a fee I'm sure it will be minimal.
Very rarely does a player leave us and go on to better and bigger things, Ashley young in the last 10 or so years is the only one who springs to mind.
Let's hope he can come back to his home and find form again!
[quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: Let's not get carried away. The WO states negotiations are at early stages. I suggest fees could be an issue. The first team player we paid for was Nosworthy over 2 years ago. Sunderland paid £5m for Danny in January 2013. I am sure he is not out of contract - only 18 months in - and they will want to recoup some of that outlay. Thereare rumours that Sunderland are interested in Angella, so may be danny would part payment in that deal. As regards the young lad from Stevenage, according to wikipedia (unreliable I know) that he re-sigend on 12th May 2014 with them. Westley seems to think there will be a bidding war soimmediately our policy puts that in doubt. I wonder how many players we shall sign or need to. The number in the past 2 close seasons and in the January window was too many to assimiluate into the team/squad. Still think we need a physically strong centre back and a pacy goalscorer.[/p][/quote]There is talk that Sunderland are ready to let Graham leave for nothing, if there is a fee I'm sure it will be minimal. Very rarely does a player leave us and go on to better and bigger things, Ashley young in the last 10 or so years is the only one who springs to mind. Let's hope he can come back to his home and find form again! Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
  • Score: 7

6:49pm Thu 29 May 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Whatever the message is clear - home grown players who know how the play in the Championship.

DG is a very good and a workhorse but has trouble settling in. He is a Northern lad and shot out of Swansea in about 12 hours - homesick?

That said he seems to think he can settle at Watford. He is a gifted player - if he is happy and leaves the pies alone and I am sure he would.
Whatever the message is clear - home grown players who know how the play in the Championship. DG is a very good and a workhorse but has trouble settling in. He is a Northern lad and shot out of Swansea in about 12 hours - homesick? That said he seems to think he can settle at Watford. He is a gifted player - if he is happy and leaves the pies alone and I am sure he would. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 4

6:50pm Thu 29 May 14

chadderton orn says...

At last the pozzo's get it strikers, defenders, goalkeepers .Hollowhead is not going to like this one bit . He's going to be camp't outside the F A wanting to change the rules stopping us getting anymore players. Don't you just love it.
At last the pozzo's get it strikers, defenders, goalkeepers .Hollowhead is not going to like this one bit . He's going to be camp't outside the F A wanting to change the rules stopping us getting anymore players. Don't you just love it. chadderton orn
  • Score: 3

6:58pm Thu 29 May 14

Paulie.H says...

goldanboy wrote:
Sorry everyone, but selling Troy and buying Danny is not a progressing the Watford team. I've never seen Danny play as bad as he did when he was at Hull. Too many romantics on here dreaming of old boys. Get Vydra back, now.
Luke Freeman however is a great signing. A really good wide player who could step up to the Championship. At least we're getting the squad sorted out early, unlike previous managerial teams.
Too many romantics on here dreaming of old boys. Get Vydra back, now.




This is tongue in cheek right?
[quote][p][bold]goldanboy[/bold] wrote: Sorry everyone, but selling Troy and buying Danny is not a progressing the Watford team. I've never seen Danny play as bad as he did when he was at Hull. Too many romantics on here dreaming of old boys. Get Vydra back, now. Luke Freeman however is a great signing. A really good wide player who could step up to the Championship. At least we're getting the squad sorted out early, unlike previous managerial teams.[/p][/quote]Too many romantics on here dreaming of old boys. Get Vydra back, now. This is tongue in cheek right? Paulie.H
  • Score: 23

7:03pm Thu 29 May 14

SamTheEagle says...

After a reasonable start, Danny Graham lost his way at Swansea and then struggled to find form at Hull and Middlesboro. That said he bagged a few goals towards the end of the season and it would be interesting to see Graham back at Watford. And don't forget, when Deeney was asked a few months ago who he would most like to have play alongside him, without hesitation, he said Danny Graham!
After a reasonable start, Danny Graham lost his way at Swansea and then struggled to find form at Hull and Middlesboro. That said he bagged a few goals towards the end of the season and it would be interesting to see Graham back at Watford. And don't forget, when Deeney was asked a few months ago who he would most like to have play alongside him, without hesitation, he said Danny Graham! SamTheEagle
  • Score: 14

7:17pm Thu 29 May 14

mellow yellow says...

SamTheEagle wrote:
After a reasonable start, Danny Graham lost his way at Swansea and then struggled to find form at Hull and Middlesboro. That said he bagged a few goals towards the end of the season and it would be interesting to see Graham back at Watford. And don't forget, when Deeney was asked a few months ago who he would most like to have play alongside him, without hesitation, he said Danny Graham!
There is one thing DG has, and that is the ability to score a variety of goals with both head and feet. All Troy's goals came from his right boot this season. I would love Deeney to stay, but I feel the same about Angella. Who do we prize most, should Danny come back?
[quote][p][bold]SamTheEagle[/bold] wrote: After a reasonable start, Danny Graham lost his way at Swansea and then struggled to find form at Hull and Middlesboro. That said he bagged a few goals towards the end of the season and it would be interesting to see Graham back at Watford. And don't forget, when Deeney was asked a few months ago who he would most like to have play alongside him, without hesitation, he said Danny Graham![/p][/quote]There is one thing DG has, and that is the ability to score a variety of goals with both head and feet. All Troy's goals came from his right boot this season. I would love Deeney to stay, but I feel the same about Angella. Who do we prize most, should Danny come back? mellow yellow
  • Score: 5

7:19pm Thu 29 May 14

gloryhornet4 says...

chadderton orn wrote:
At last the pozzo's get it strikers, defenders, goalkeepers .Hollowhead is not going to like this one bit . He's going to be camp't outside the F A wanting to change the rules stopping us getting anymore players. Don't you just love it.
They will probably ask him to come back with an interpreter who speaks Bristolian.

No doubt he will change his tune and ask to loan a couple of players for Millwaaarl.
[quote][p][bold]chadderton orn[/bold] wrote: At last the pozzo's get it strikers, defenders, goalkeepers .Hollowhead is not going to like this one bit . He's going to be camp't outside the F A wanting to change the rules stopping us getting anymore players. Don't you just love it.[/p][/quote]They will probably ask him to come back with an interpreter who speaks Bristolian. No doubt he will change his tune and ask to loan a couple of players for Millwaaarl. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 3

8:01pm Thu 29 May 14

bornyellow says...

id like to see a few signings in the defender department, when we lost out to Hull for automatic promotion they had scored 30 less than the orns so a tight defence is key...former hornets like Graham is interesting...but id like Shittu back.
id like to see a few signings in the defender department, when we lost out to Hull for automatic promotion they had scored 30 less than the orns so a tight defence is key...former hornets like Graham is interesting...but id like Shittu back. bornyellow
  • Score: -21

8:57pm Thu 29 May 14

There was only one Scully says...

Great news and lets hope we get these 2. Big news tomorrow so I understand!
Great news and lets hope we get these 2. Big news tomorrow so I understand! There was only one Scully
  • Score: 8

8:57pm Thu 29 May 14

84AGAIN says...

A thumbs up from me, I think he could still do a job for us, not exactly old at 28 and always gave 100% every match. Remember lots of tracking back to defend as much as the goals he scored. Great attitude and a real team player and have a feeling that he is the sort of player that will not be too bothered about dropping down a league. Reckon he would thrive on decent service from the likes of Anya or Deeney (if he is still here)
A thumbs up from me, I think he could still do a job for us, not exactly old at 28 and always gave 100% every match. Remember lots of tracking back to defend as much as the goals he scored. Great attitude and a real team player and have a feeling that he is the sort of player that will not be too bothered about dropping down a league. Reckon he would thrive on decent service from the likes of Anya or Deeney (if he is still here) 84AGAIN
  • Score: 7

9:16pm Thu 29 May 14

soulfulhornet says...

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
soulfulhornet wrote:
Let's not get carried away. The WO states negotiations are at early stages. I suggest fees could be an issue. The first team player we paid for was Nosworthy over 2 years ago.

Sunderland paid £5m for Danny in January 2013. I am sure he is not out of contract - only 18 months in - and they will want to recoup some of that outlay. Thereare rumours that Sunderland are interested in Angella, so may be danny would part payment in that deal.

As regards the young lad from Stevenage, according to wikipedia (unreliable I know) that he re-sigend on 12th May 2014 with them. Westley seems to think there will be a bidding war soimmediately our policy puts that in doubt.

I wonder how many players we shall sign or need to. The number in the past 2 close seasons and in the January window was too many to assimiluate into the team/squad. Still think we need a physically strong centre back and a pacy goalscorer.
There is talk that Sunderland are ready to let Graham leave for nothing, if there is a fee I'm sure it will be minimal.
Very rarely does a player leave us and go on to better and bigger things, Ashley young in the last 10 or so years is the only one who springs to mind.
Let's hope he can come back to his home and find form again!
Ronny, I hope you are right. Danny could still add something to the squad. He played his best football with us, however second time around can always be a bit tricky.
[quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: Let's not get carried away. The WO states negotiations are at early stages. I suggest fees could be an issue. The first team player we paid for was Nosworthy over 2 years ago. Sunderland paid £5m for Danny in January 2013. I am sure he is not out of contract - only 18 months in - and they will want to recoup some of that outlay. Thereare rumours that Sunderland are interested in Angella, so may be danny would part payment in that deal. As regards the young lad from Stevenage, according to wikipedia (unreliable I know) that he re-sigend on 12th May 2014 with them. Westley seems to think there will be a bidding war soimmediately our policy puts that in doubt. I wonder how many players we shall sign or need to. The number in the past 2 close seasons and in the January window was too many to assimiluate into the team/squad. Still think we need a physically strong centre back and a pacy goalscorer.[/p][/quote]There is talk that Sunderland are ready to let Graham leave for nothing, if there is a fee I'm sure it will be minimal. Very rarely does a player leave us and go on to better and bigger things, Ashley young in the last 10 or so years is the only one who springs to mind. Let's hope he can come back to his home and find form again![/p][/quote]Ronny, I hope you are right. Danny could still add something to the squad. He played his best football with us, however second time around can always be a bit tricky. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 3

9:56pm Thu 29 May 14

lutondown says...

D.unstable wrote:
I could see Danny up front with Vydra
That's where I see myself too, Dusty old son! I'd be the perfect foil for Vydra...
:-)
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: I could see Danny up front with Vydra[/p][/quote]That's where I see myself too, Dusty old son! I'd be the perfect foil for Vydra... :-) lutondown
  • Score: 0

9:57pm Thu 29 May 14

PozzoHornet says...

chadderton orn wrote:
At last the pozzo's get it strikers, defenders, goalkeepers .Hollowhead is not going to like this one bit . He's going to be camp't outside the F A wanting to change the rules stopping us getting anymore players. Don't you just love it.
I don't our fans' obsession with him. He was annoying two seasons ago, now he's just pathetic. I'm over him.
[quote][p][bold]chadderton orn[/bold] wrote: At last the pozzo's get it strikers, defenders, goalkeepers .Hollowhead is not going to like this one bit . He's going to be camp't outside the F A wanting to change the rules stopping us getting anymore players. Don't you just love it.[/p][/quote]I don't our fans' obsession with him. He was annoying two seasons ago, now he's just pathetic. I'm over him. PozzoHornet
  • Score: 1

9:57pm Thu 29 May 14

PozzoHornet says...

PozzoHornet wrote:
chadderton orn wrote:
At last the pozzo's get it strikers, defenders, goalkeepers .Hollowhead is not going to like this one bit . He's going to be camp't outside the F A wanting to change the rules stopping us getting anymore players. Don't you just love it.
I don't our fans' obsession with him. He was annoying two seasons ago, now he's just pathetic. I'm over him.
*don't get
[quote][p][bold]PozzoHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chadderton orn[/bold] wrote: At last the pozzo's get it strikers, defenders, goalkeepers .Hollowhead is not going to like this one bit . He's going to be camp't outside the F A wanting to change the rules stopping us getting anymore players. Don't you just love it.[/p][/quote]I don't our fans' obsession with him. He was annoying two seasons ago, now he's just pathetic. I'm over him.[/p][/quote]*don't get PozzoHornet
  • Score: 0

10:04pm Thu 29 May 14

melloyellow says...

according to few rummours from bristol city fans is that watford are after sam baldock?
according to few rummours from bristol city fans is that watford are after sam baldock? melloyellow
  • Score: -4

10:10pm Thu 29 May 14

PozzoHornet says...

I like Graham, but I'm not sure whether he's worth the risk. That said, if Deeney is leaving he would be a cheap, (hopefully) competent replacement. He would certainly get massive love on his return which could be just the thing to get his confidence up and get him back scoring goals.

And can we stop going on about this bloody 'pacy striker'? Didn't you see those tables released by the FL? Goalscoring isn't our problem. We need to sort out the defence, that's why we finished mid-table. I mean, Leicester don't have a pacy striker, Hull didn't have a pacy striker, Palace didn't have a pacy striker, Cardiff didn't have a pacy striker! We don't need one. It's just we're all fondly reminiscing about when the man who's last name starts with a V scored all those goals.
I like Graham, but I'm not sure whether he's worth the risk. That said, if Deeney is leaving he would be a cheap, (hopefully) competent replacement. He would certainly get massive love on his return which could be just the thing to get his confidence up and get him back scoring goals. And can we stop going on about this bloody 'pacy striker'? Didn't you see those tables released by the FL? Goalscoring isn't our problem. We need to sort out the defence, that's why we finished mid-table. I mean, Leicester don't have a pacy striker, Hull didn't have a pacy striker, Palace didn't have a pacy striker, Cardiff didn't have a pacy striker! We don't need one. It's just we're all fondly reminiscing about when the man who's last name starts with a V scored all those goals. PozzoHornet
  • Score: 8

10:34pm Thu 29 May 14

matey_from_brighton says...

goldanboy wrote:
Sorry everyone, but selling Troy and buying Danny is not a progressing the Watford team. I've never seen Danny play as bad as he did when he was at Hull. Too many romantics on here dreaming of old boys. Get Vydra back, now.
Luke Freeman however is a great signing. A really good wide player who could step up to the Championship. At least we're getting the squad sorted out early, unlike previous managerial teams.
Sorry don't agree. Selling Troy is out of our hands if he wants to go and as a player that has scored 20+ goals 2 years running any replacement is likely to do less well. DGs scoring record at Swansea 21 in 62 matches with 15 of those at sub is pretty good at that level for a player out of the Championship. Don't think we are romantics just favouring getting tried and trusted Championship players as opposed to the hit(Vydra) or miss(Geijo, Acuna) nature of recruiting unknowns in this division.
[quote][p][bold]goldanboy[/bold] wrote: Sorry everyone, but selling Troy and buying Danny is not a progressing the Watford team. I've never seen Danny play as bad as he did when he was at Hull. Too many romantics on here dreaming of old boys. Get Vydra back, now. Luke Freeman however is a great signing. A really good wide player who could step up to the Championship. At least we're getting the squad sorted out early, unlike previous managerial teams.[/p][/quote]Sorry don't agree. Selling Troy is out of our hands if he wants to go and as a player that has scored 20+ goals 2 years running any replacement is likely to do less well. DGs scoring record at Swansea 21 in 62 matches with 15 of those at sub is pretty good at that level for a player out of the Championship. Don't think we are romantics just favouring getting tried and trusted Championship players as opposed to the hit(Vydra) or miss(Geijo, Acuna) nature of recruiting unknowns in this division. matey_from_brighton
  • Score: 9

11:18pm Thu 29 May 14

lockerbiehornet says...

DG is a confidence player like most strikers, as soon as hit the run of 6 in 14 for Boro you started to see the old DG back. Pretty sure Troy is on his way which is a massive loss but we all know what DG is capable of and whilst not Troy, he is a suitable replacement, with the right partner. So no, not Troy but it's a yes from me and the lad Freeman has had suitors for a while now so it can only be a good thing, especially as he' should settle in straight away not having to move house/schools/family etc
DG is a confidence player like most strikers, as soon as hit the run of 6 in 14 for Boro you started to see the old DG back. Pretty sure Troy is on his way which is a massive loss but we all know what DG is capable of and whilst not Troy, he is a suitable replacement, with the right partner. So no, not Troy but it's a yes from me and the lad Freeman has had suitors for a while now so it can only be a good thing, especially as he' should settle in straight away not having to move house/schools/family etc lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 3

11:21pm Thu 29 May 14

mkhornet says...

If DG can shed a few pounds in pre-season he's still only 28 and should be at his peak. Troy Deeney and a fit Danny Graham could be a dream pairing that would frighten the crap out of most championship defences, and I'd love to see Fessi playing "in the hole" just behind them.
If DG can shed a few pounds in pre-season he's still only 28 and should be at his peak. Troy Deeney and a fit Danny Graham could be a dream pairing that would frighten the crap out of most championship defences, and I'd love to see Fessi playing "in the hole" just behind them. mkhornet
  • Score: 6

1:36am Fri 30 May 14

Woodley hornet says...

O.M.G Deeney fessi Anya Abdi Ranegie Graham Dyer possible Baldock and Luke Freeman we are going to murder teams plus Gomez and bond I could name loads my season ticket is the golden ticket uuuuuuu hhhoooorrrnnnnsss
O.M.G Deeney fessi Anya Abdi Ranegie Graham Dyer possible Baldock and Luke Freeman we are going to murder teams plus Gomez and bond I could name loads my season ticket is the golden ticket uuuuuuu hhhoooorrrnnnnsss Woodley hornet
  • Score: 4

8:01am Fri 30 May 14

EltonForever says...

Again, what does Cornetto make of this story?!
Again, what does Cornetto make of this story?! EltonForever
  • Score: -7

8:36am Fri 30 May 14

bristol hornet says...

The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...
I am already excited about the prospect of Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other.

Freeman, surely would only be a squad member?
[quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...[/p][/quote]I am already excited about the prospect of Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other. Freeman, surely would only be a squad member? bristol hornet
  • Score: 2

8:48am Fri 30 May 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

bristol hornet wrote:
The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...
I am already excited about the prospect of Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other.

Freeman, surely would only be a squad member?
We haven't heard a lot about Dyer for a while now, and we never officially heard he'd signed a contract. It's possible the chase has gone cold...

However, assuming Dyer does arrive, yes, I do think Dyer would probably play ahead of him. However, Freeman is only 22, and we don't really have many other players who can play outright winger in the squad. He'd be an asset as a creative substitution and as a future prospect. And, of course, creative players generally are everything. Even in Zola's first season, how many games were there when we just looked so blunt with Abdi on the pitch or Chalobah on form? The more players that can create chances, the better.
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...[/p][/quote]I am already excited about the prospect of Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other. Freeman, surely would only be a squad member?[/p][/quote]We haven't heard a lot about Dyer for a while now, and we never officially heard he'd signed a contract. It's possible the chase has gone cold... However, assuming Dyer does arrive, yes, I do think Dyer would probably play ahead of him. However, Freeman is only 22, and we don't really have many other players who can play outright winger in the squad. He'd be an asset as a creative substitution and as a future prospect. And, of course, creative players generally are everything. Even in Zola's first season, how many games were there when we just looked so blunt with Abdi on the pitch or Chalobah on form? The more players that can create chances, the better. The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: 2

8:50am Fri 30 May 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...
I am already excited about the prospect of Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other.

Freeman, surely would only be a squad member?
We haven't heard a lot about Dyer for a while now, and we never officially heard he'd signed a contract. It's possible the chase has gone cold...

However, assuming Dyer does arrive, yes, I do think Dyer would probably play ahead of him. However, Freeman is only 22, and we don't really have many other players who can play outright winger in the squad. He'd be an asset as a creative substitution and as a future prospect. And, of course, creative players generally are everything. Even in Zola's first season, how many games were there when we just looked so blunt with Abdi on the pitch or Chalobah on form? The more players that can create chances, the better.
That should be 'without' Abdi on the pitch or Chalobah on form...
[quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...[/p][/quote]I am already excited about the prospect of Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other. Freeman, surely would only be a squad member?[/p][/quote]We haven't heard a lot about Dyer for a while now, and we never officially heard he'd signed a contract. It's possible the chase has gone cold... However, assuming Dyer does arrive, yes, I do think Dyer would probably play ahead of him. However, Freeman is only 22, and we don't really have many other players who can play outright winger in the squad. He'd be an asset as a creative substitution and as a future prospect. And, of course, creative players generally are everything. Even in Zola's first season, how many games were there when we just looked so blunt with Abdi on the pitch or Chalobah on form? The more players that can create chances, the better.[/p][/quote]That should be 'without' Abdi on the pitch or Chalobah on form... The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: 1

8:50am Fri 30 May 14

VOReason says...

Woodley hornet wrote:
O.M.G Deeney fessi Anya Abdi Ranegie Graham Dyer possible Baldock and Luke Freeman we are going to murder teams plus Gomez and bond I could name loads my season ticket is the golden ticket uuuuuuu hhhoooorrrnnnnsss
Fessi? And hopefully my fav fabrinni!
[quote][p][bold]Woodley hornet[/bold] wrote: O.M.G Deeney fessi Anya Abdi Ranegie Graham Dyer possible Baldock and Luke Freeman we are going to murder teams plus Gomez and bond I could name loads my season ticket is the golden ticket uuuuuuu hhhoooorrrnnnnsss[/p][/quote]Fessi? And hopefully my fav fabrinni! VOReason
  • Score: 0

9:33am Fri 30 May 14

Bonser Out says...

Very good news if we can complete the deals. Both English and both add to our attacking options.

However, we do need to focus on our defence and make sure that we have sufficient quality for all positions.
Very good news if we can complete the deals. Both English and both add to our attacking options. However, we do need to focus on our defence and make sure that we have sufficient quality for all positions. Bonser Out
  • Score: 0

10:22am Fri 30 May 14

Boosey says...

EltonForever wrote:
Again, what does Cornetto make of this story?!
You do realise Cornetto is a bloke don't you?
[quote][p][bold]EltonForever[/bold] wrote: Again, what does Cornetto make of this story?![/p][/quote]You do realise Cornetto is a bloke don't you? Boosey
  • Score: -4

11:16am Fri 30 May 14

londomollari says...

VOReason wrote:
Woodley hornet wrote:
O.M.G Deeney fessi Anya Abdi Ranegie Graham Dyer possible Baldock and Luke Freeman we are going to murder teams plus Gomez and bond I could name loads my season ticket is the golden ticket uuuuuuu hhhoooorrrnnnnsss
Fessi? And hopefully my fav fabrinni!
The list of possible incoming players does seem to hint at some high profile exits---Deeney? Anya? Plus doubt very much that Fabrinni will return. If these players are signed perhaps, at last, we can forget the Vydra saga.
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodley hornet[/bold] wrote: O.M.G Deeney fessi Anya Abdi Ranegie Graham Dyer possible Baldock and Luke Freeman we are going to murder teams plus Gomez and bond I could name loads my season ticket is the golden ticket uuuuuuu hhhoooorrrnnnnsss[/p][/quote]Fessi? And hopefully my fav fabrinni![/p][/quote]The list of possible incoming players does seem to hint at some high profile exits---Deeney? Anya? Plus doubt very much that Fabrinni will return. If these players are signed perhaps, at last, we can forget the Vydra saga. londomollari
  • Score: 0

1:07pm Fri 30 May 14

cliff46 says...

I would have though if he were available on a free and performing well that Middlesborough would sign him particularly as he comes from that part of the country.
I would have though if he were available on a free and performing well that Middlesborough would sign him particularly as he comes from that part of the country. cliff46
  • Score: 2

1:33pm Fri 30 May 14

Andrew1963 says...

They want Danny back to convince Deeney the grass is not always greener elsewhere. You can hear the management saying - Stick with Watford for one more year and then if we are not in the Premiership you can get an even better Premiership move - Ask Danny what happens when you just sign for a club simply because it is the premiership. As said before all those strikers people were upset were sold have never really pushed on (Priskin; Bouazza; King; etc). Deeney and graham would be great together in the Championship - the work rate of both would terrorize opposition defenders.
They want Danny back to convince Deeney the grass is not always greener elsewhere. You can hear the management saying - Stick with Watford for one more year and then if we are not in the Premiership you can get an even better Premiership move - Ask Danny what happens when you just sign for a club simply because it is the premiership. As said before all those strikers people were upset were sold have never really pushed on (Priskin; Bouazza; King; etc). Deeney and graham would be great together in the Championship - the work rate of both would terrorize opposition defenders. Andrew1963
  • Score: 2

1:53pm Fri 30 May 14

lockerbiehornet says...

The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...
I am already excited about the prospect of Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other.

Freeman, surely would only be a squad member?
We haven't heard a lot about Dyer for a while now, and we never officially heard he'd signed a contract. It's possible the chase has gone cold...

However, assuming Dyer does arrive, yes, I do think Dyer would probably play ahead of him. However, Freeman is only 22, and we don't really have many other players who can play outright winger in the squad. He'd be an asset as a creative substitution and as a future prospect. And, of course, creative players generally are everything. Even in Zola's first season, how many games were there when we just looked so blunt with Abdi on the pitch or Chalobah on form? The more players that can create chances, the better.
Won't be officially announced until the window opens on July 1st but it's a definite
[quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...[/p][/quote]I am already excited about the prospect of Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other. Freeman, surely would only be a squad member?[/p][/quote]We haven't heard a lot about Dyer for a while now, and we never officially heard he'd signed a contract. It's possible the chase has gone cold... However, assuming Dyer does arrive, yes, I do think Dyer would probably play ahead of him. However, Freeman is only 22, and we don't really have many other players who can play outright winger in the squad. He'd be an asset as a creative substitution and as a future prospect. And, of course, creative players generally are everything. Even in Zola's first season, how many games were there when we just looked so blunt with Abdi on the pitch or Chalobah on form? The more players that can create chances, the better.[/p][/quote]Won't be officially announced until the window opens on July 1st but it's a definite lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 2

2:04pm Fri 30 May 14

SAHornet says...

EltonForever wrote:
Again, what does Cornetto make of this story?!
Who cares? I would be much more interested to know what jason thinks/knows. Far more informed individual and should be listened to more.
[quote][p][bold]EltonForever[/bold] wrote: Again, what does Cornetto make of this story?![/p][/quote]Who cares? I would be much more interested to know what jason thinks/knows. Far more informed individual and should be listened to more. SAHornet
  • Score: -2

2:13pm Fri 30 May 14

Harry's Bar says...

VOReason wrote:
Woodley hornet wrote:
O.M.G Deeney fessi Anya Abdi Ranegie Graham Dyer possible Baldock and Luke Freeman we are going to murder teams plus Gomez and bond I could name loads my season ticket is the golden ticket uuuuuuu hhhoooorrrnnnnsss
Fessi? And hopefully my fav fabrinni!
Yes, I loved watching Fabbrini, if he could get his head up more and work on his shooting I'd have in the team, probably as a deep lying third striker.
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodley hornet[/bold] wrote: O.M.G Deeney fessi Anya Abdi Ranegie Graham Dyer possible Baldock and Luke Freeman we are going to murder teams plus Gomez and bond I could name loads my season ticket is the golden ticket uuuuuuu hhhoooorrrnnnnsss[/p][/quote]Fessi? And hopefully my fav fabrinni![/p][/quote]Yes, I loved watching Fabbrini, if he could get his head up more and work on his shooting I'd have in the team, probably as a deep lying third striker. Harry's Bar
  • Score: -2

3:01pm Fri 30 May 14

soulfulhornet says...

The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...
I am already excited about the prospect of Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other.

Freeman, surely would only be a squad member?
We haven't heard a lot about Dyer for a while now, and we never officially heard he'd signed a contract. It's possible the chase has gone cold...

However, assuming Dyer does arrive, yes, I do think Dyer would probably play ahead of him. However, Freeman is only 22, and we don't really have many other players who can play outright winger in the squad. He'd be an asset as a creative substitution and as a future prospect. And, of course, creative players generally are everything. Even in Zola's first season, how many games were there when we just looked so blunt with Abdi on the pitch or Chalobah on form? The more players that can create chances, the better.
I think Dyer will sign whene the window opens on 1st July..

Check this link for evidence of this

http://www.first4lcf
c.co.uk/blog/leicest
er-winger-confirms-m
ove-to-watford/

Not definitive but indicative.
[quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...[/p][/quote]I am already excited about the prospect of Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other. Freeman, surely would only be a squad member?[/p][/quote]We haven't heard a lot about Dyer for a while now, and we never officially heard he'd signed a contract. It's possible the chase has gone cold... However, assuming Dyer does arrive, yes, I do think Dyer would probably play ahead of him. However, Freeman is only 22, and we don't really have many other players who can play outright winger in the squad. He'd be an asset as a creative substitution and as a future prospect. And, of course, creative players generally are everything. Even in Zola's first season, how many games were there when we just looked so blunt with Abdi on the pitch or Chalobah on form? The more players that can create chances, the better.[/p][/quote]I think Dyer will sign whene the window opens on 1st July.. Check this link for evidence of this http://www.first4lcf c.co.uk/blog/leicest er-winger-confirms-m ove-to-watford/ Not definitive but indicative. soulfulhornet
  • Score: -1

4:42pm Fri 30 May 14

1234566789 says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...
I am already excited about the prospect of Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other.

Freeman, surely would only be a squad member?
We haven't heard a lot about Dyer for a while now, and we never officially heard he'd signed a contract. It's possible the chase has gone cold...

However, assuming Dyer does arrive, yes, I do think Dyer would probably play ahead of him. However, Freeman is only 22, and we don't really have many other players who can play outright winger in the squad. He'd be an asset as a creative substitution and as a future prospect. And, of course, creative players generally are everything. Even in Zola's first season, how many games were there when we just looked so blunt with Abdi on the pitch or Chalobah on form? The more players that can create chances, the better.
Won't be officially announced until the window opens on July 1st but it's a definite
But why hasn't this one been announced yet Tamas and Gomez have?
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: I'm almost, however, more excited about Freeman. A really creative winger would really add another dimension to our play, even if we can't possibly know whether he's ready for Championship football yet. I'm still suspecting that Sannino's likely to adopt a 4-5-1 formation next year...[/p][/quote]I am already excited about the prospect of Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other. Freeman, surely would only be a squad member?[/p][/quote]We haven't heard a lot about Dyer for a while now, and we never officially heard he'd signed a contract. It's possible the chase has gone cold... However, assuming Dyer does arrive, yes, I do think Dyer would probably play ahead of him. However, Freeman is only 22, and we don't really have many other players who can play outright winger in the squad. He'd be an asset as a creative substitution and as a future prospect. And, of course, creative players generally are everything. Even in Zola's first season, how many games were there when we just looked so blunt with Abdi on the pitch or Chalobah on form? The more players that can create chances, the better.[/p][/quote]Won't be officially announced until the window opens on July 1st but it's a definite[/p][/quote]But why hasn't this one been announced yet Tamas and Gomez have? 1234566789
  • Score: 1

8:23am Sat 31 May 14

tommy gunn says...

Contractual reasons I guess
Contractual reasons I guess tommy gunn
  • Score: -1

8:42pm Tue 3 Jun 14

bornyellow says...

I was thinking, with all this hype about former hornets coming back why dont we sign Blissett, Barnes, Callaghan and Jenkins and throw in Joselyn for good measure.......Still wont cure our frailties in defence...in fact the way to stop conceding goals is to build a brick wall in front of goal and make sure it does not crumble in injury time....
I was thinking, with all this hype about former hornets coming back why dont we sign Blissett, Barnes, Callaghan and Jenkins and throw in Joselyn for good measure.......Still wont cure our frailties in defence...in fact the way to stop conceding goals is to build a brick wall in front of goal and make sure it does not crumble in injury time.... bornyellow
  • Score: 0

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