(29) Etienne Capoue

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

  1. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  2. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Slightly inaccurate piece to describe Capoue as stand out midfield performer this season. Up until mid December maybe.
     
  3. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    An opportunity to play Berghuis, a perfect square peg in holding midfield hole
     
  4. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    At least this means there's less chance of him leaving in the summer
     
  5. Irishorn

    Irishorn Gael Force

    A serious injury is never good, but if there was a better time then it is now. Effectively, we will have no competitive games for the next 3 months, so it will give him a chance for rehab work. If it is a 6-9 monther, next season would be a write off for him. Best of good luck to him.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2016
  6. Norwayhornet

    Norwayhornet Squad Player

    lets hope its not as bad as feared :(
     
  7. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    The fact that he tries to walk it off suggests it's not massive damage but then again the fact it happened from what looked like an innocuous challenge does worry me.

    Hope all is well but I think that's it for his season.
     
  8. Levon

    Levon Squad Player

    At least he's got the summer to get it sorted. It's not like he was off to the Euros.
     
  9. Corky an MK Hornet

    Corky an MK Hornet Reservist

    I'll have to put away that batch of "I saw Capoue score" T shirts back in the garage until next season.
     
  10. Seem to remember Simmo trying to run off his broken ankle (the one that kept him out of The Cup Final) at Leicester. Resumed the game for a few minutes before being taken off.
     
  11. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I had hoped he would. He's been consistently awful for ages.

    Hope he recovers soon and moves on to pastures new.
     
  12. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    he's one of the best players ever to play for watford.
     
  13. WeveGotSteviePalmerNo1

    WeveGotSteviePalmerNo1 Academy Graduate

    Gary Porter tried to jog off a broken leg too, I think it was perhaps a relegation home game against Peterborough?
     
  14. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Kieran Dyer scored against us for Ipswich with a broken leg. No excuses.
     
  15. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Wont happen. Anya playing CM so Berghuis will probably slot in at CB
     
  16. According to an post on Facebook, Capoue's injury is not as serious as first thought, lets hope it is right!
     
  17. nascot

    nascot First Team

    Stuart Pearce had to be persuaded to come off at half time after he broke his leg in a tackle with Micah Hyde whilst playing for West Ham.
     
  18. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    on the subject of stuart pearce, I have it on good authority that he's bisexual.

    not that there's anything wrong with that of course
     
  19. Hornetzzz

    Hornetzzz First Year Pro

    Only out for 2 weeks
     
  20. sdc_watford

    sdc_watford First Year Pro

    You would have thought he would have scored more own goals, playing for both sides.
     
  21. craigwatford

    craigwatford Academy Graduate

    We've got Capoue

    There is a lot of unjustified mean-ness to Capoue on these threads.

    He's our top scorer and yes, he has been woeful for the last 5 or so games, but has anyone considered that's because he's having to do 2 jobs or has been overplayed (which is why he is knackered at 60mins) due to injuries?

    He showed his quality to us already (defensively he was good last year) so let's back him!

    Hopefully Cleverley (or Watson) can pick up some of the ball winning/getting in their faces duties he shares with VB and give him a bit more freedom to get forward and try create.
     
  22. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I just don't think you understand.
     
  23. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    He's a Gallic Man,
    His career went down the pan,
    So that's why we've got Ettienne Capoue...
     
  24. Harrow Orn

    Harrow Orn Squad Player

    He's been crap for the last 10 games IMO. I don't care whether has two jobs, from the very first minute in games he has looked completely uninterested. I haven't seen him break a sweat. When we are playing well he plays well, but when we hit bad form, we need players like him to step up to the plate. Instead, he hides away, doesn't chase anything down and hardly puts any effort in.

    We can make as many excuses for his performances as you want, but the simple fact is that he's not working hard enough for the team, and is playing with little or no fight at the moment.
     
  25. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    He's just one of those players who gives the impression of being so laid back he's horizontal. It looks classy and is great entertainment when we're winning and he's megging opponents and spraying the ball from left to right but when backs are to the wall he's going to be the first to look ineffective. And that's probably because he largely is. I don't think I've ever known such a talented player to play as many hospital passes as he does.
     
  26. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Was he good defensively last season? I remember him being the exact same as this season (minus the goals)
     
  27. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Watched him closely in games recently and he is a shirker. Sits in the centre circle, screams for the ball when he is in space and in no danger, plays a simple pass then hides behind an opposition player. Offer nothing at either end of the field at the moment, it's a terrible waste of undoubted talent, sadly he doesn't have the discipline mentally to give 100% every week for 90 minutes, he's very happy being a big fish in a small pond with us.
     
  28. mgf_portas

    mgf_portas Academy Graduate

    Completely agree. Redknapp was losing the plot over Can's performance yesterday and I think the two of them share a lot of similarities.

    Capoue is playing like Pogba did in the first games of the season, when oh wait, he was awful. The slow jog the extra seconds on the ball (and camera), slowing moves down, killing the flow.

    He's a moaner too, arms in the air when things go wrong, that would be completely solvable if he worked harder.

    If he thinks hes Pogba, which he does, play like him, pull your finger out and work hard. In any walk of life there is a direct correlation between hard work and results. Someone needs to get this in his head.

    It's quite obvious now why Poch let him go. Imagine!
     
  29. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    While his form clearly took a dip, I think he's become a bit of a scapegoat lately. For me this was evidenced after the Burton game where, quite frankly, he ran the show. Made us tick in the middle of midfield and still got labelled 'useless' etc afterwards.

    People saying we should sell our top scorer and weaken our already light midfield need to give their heads a wobble.
     
  30. mgf_portas

    mgf_portas Academy Graduate

    No way did he run the show!

    He had the easiest time of his life out there, Doucoure was far more influential in my opinion and matched the energy of the lower league side.
     
  31. Nnnn

    Nnnn First Team

    Probably doesn't dominate games in the way his considerable talent suggest he should. Still one of our best players though & contributes far more than many suggest. Hopefully Cleverly & Doucs will keep him on his toes
     
  32. NemoNemo

    NemoNemo First Year Pro

    When he looks like he gives a **** we generally have a really good game and more than likely win but all too often he looks
    like a deflated balloon and plays passes with minimal effort leading to giving the ball away or putting team mates under pressure. Needs to be dropped to realise he not just there for the ride and has to earn his place in the team which is exactly what he didn't do and warmed the bench for 2 years
     
  33. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    He's mentally weak. He was playing ok and putting in a decent shift in the games against Spurs and Stoke until we went behind. As soon as we did, he just disappeared, right at the time when you need your most gifted player on the pitch to start demanding the ball and trying to make the team tick.

    Additionally, even when on song, there is no point having him on the pitch after 70 minutes, he is always knackered. Spurs always used to sub him off between 60-70 minutes and we should look to do the same.

    The reason why people get frustrated is that the talent is there for all to see, it just looks like the application and mentality are missing.
     
  34. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Doucoure ran around loads without making much happen. Every pass was sideways or backwards (or to opposition towards the end of the game!)
    Capoue carried it forward. He brought the wide players in. Needs to start doing that in the prem again.
     
  35. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

    ive never loathed a watford player more
     

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