(29) Etienne Capoue

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by Michael Thomas, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Wanted to get to the chip shop on Market St before the queues got too big.
     
  2. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    What a tremendously cr&p performance from him again today. He has been dreadful every time he's started this season. For a somewhat talented footballer, he really is a waste of space.
     
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  3. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Unfortunately I suspect we’ll be seeing more of himover the next few matches.

    Terrible attitude, lazy, didn’t venture further than about 5yards from the centre circle, can’t tackle, can’t head, try’s flicks or just passes backwards. But we’re so stuck for midfilders now, he’s all we’ve got
     
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  4. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    He was worse than anonymous. Playing with 9.5 men with him starting. At least Watson will fight.
     
  5. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    I’m not sure that Watson has it now. He hasn’t played regularly for the best part of 18 months.

    Pereyra played ok in the centre but I suspect he’ll be too weak to start in that position
     
  6. Goal hanger

    Goal hanger Beyond Belief

    Reworked:

    We've got Capoue
    It's two nil to you
    Just don't think you understand
    He's a Watford man
    Strolls around like Niang
    We've got Etienne Capoue
     
  7. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    I am surprised that nobody has suggested that Belgian fellow that is doing so well at Man City, I recon he would suit our style of play.
     
  8. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Sorry, posted on wrong thread. Durrrr.
     
  9. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Only allowed one albino per squad
     
  10. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Capoue is quality
     
  11. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Can't say fairer than that.
     
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I read in the papers that Silva didn't want to offer a new contract to Capoue but the Pozzos did - now I'd actually side on Marco with this one!

    Mind maybe come March Mr only play well when its warm will come out to do just that?
     
  13. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Total waste of talent but he was at least better under Quique where he had a more clearly defined role and didn't have to think as much. Maybe the new manager might be able to get so something similar out of him, particularly if we're looking to bore our way to safety?
     
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  14. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Liked for the 'looking to bore our way to safety' line.
    The man to my right is inert at the most exciting of moments.*
    Lord knows what this will do to him?
    Coma?

    * In The Rookery,not MrIBB!
     
  15. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

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  16. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

  17. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    He just needs a good manager to get the best out of him. QSF managed it, mazzarri didnt and nor did silva.
     
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  18. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I thought that he did OK early on with Mazzarri and QSF but faded quickly, obviously Capoue aways requires new manager bounce in order to perform.
     
  19. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    I think I'm the only person that likes Capoue. I'm not saying he isn't frustrating at times (who isn't?) but there is absolutely no way Ben Watson should have started ahead of him (not taking anything away from what Ben had achieved with us).

    To me it's just an obvious sign Silva didn't know how to handle him

    Sure he played deeper under QSF and whilst he didn't score he was probably our best midfielder that first season.
     
  20. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    he was our best player full stop I reckon (cant remember who won POTS, was it gomes?). The first proper superstar player we signed.
     
  21. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Squad Player

  22. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

  23. hornetto

    hornetto Academy Graduate

    I'll look forward to his next good performance sometime in 2020
     
  24. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    you have to credit the club, unlike Arsenal, all the family silver (apart from Silva) is neatly tied down for next season
     
  25. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

  26. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    when we signed him he was our biggest and most glamorous signing since jamie moralee, if not ever. It sent out a defiant message to the rest of the league, and he was instrumental in getting us to that 13th place finish.

    He will flourish under gracia and will score the winning goal in a cup final for us. I have foreseen it.
     
  27. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    FA Capoue Final?
     
  28. Hopefully, he will get his finger out at last and start playing like we know he can on a regular basis! However, if he slips back into his lacksidasical ways, at least we should get reasonable money for him due to the length of his new contract.
     
  29. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Another rolls royce performance from capoue on saturday. He's one of the best players to play for us in the entire history of our club, and some of you whoppers were calling for him to be sold! Have a read back through this thread and post your apologies below.

    The gurning gibbon seems to get the best out of him, whereas silva failed miserably.
     
  30. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    He looked fantastic again on Saturday. To be fair to him in the vast majority of Gracia's games in charge he has looked in good form. I think the deeper role suits him well, and allows him just to motor around the middle of the pitch spraying passes left and right. Capoue gets into trouble when he has to get backwards and forwards quickly. In his second season he started the season brilliantly and scored lots of goals but quickly tired after 10 or so games.
     
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  31. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Yep, who would have thought little watford would ever have two french superstars running the show in midfield?

    Chalobah and cleverley are looking at a long spell on the bench I reckon.
     
  32. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Good news is it means we don't have to rush Chalobah back. He can take his time getting fit and be fed into the team when the time is right. No reason to drop Capoue if he carries on putting up 7 or 8/10 performances each week. I expect we will see Chalobah get some starts in games where we start with 3 in the middle.
     
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  33. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Yep, funny how everything looks rosy after just one decent win. Hard to believe it was all doom and gloom just 3 days ago....(not sure if you were part of the negativity crew or not, but I certainly was).
     
  34. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Hats off to Gravy for his work with Capoue.
    In addition perhaps Capoue has matured and found his best position,thanks to Gravy and is thriving there. Not unlike Clough converting Kenny Burns to a centre half from a forward.
     
  35. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Chalobah should still start away from home imo (once he's back fit and ready). Hughes is not a winger and on his day I'd rate Chalobah ahead of him, plus 4-4-2 away from home against most sides is too risky, so I'd go 4-5-1 with:
    Deulofeu, Chalobah, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra
    ---------------------Gray
     

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