[RUMOUR] Andre Gray

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by Burnsy, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    ...having also started out at Blackpool too which helped his hero status there...
     
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  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Some Oxford fan fixed the floodlight so the game kicked off at 8.45 and we won 2-0 (Connolly and White)!!!!

    Somehow managed to stay awake and go to school the next day!

    The 2nd attempt was called off 5 minutes before kick off.

    http://www.bsad.org/9697/reports/oxfordh.html

    The Torquay game was 0-0 at 90 minutes then GBW scored about 90 seconds into extra time!!

    http://www.bsad.org/9798/reports/torquayh.html
     
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  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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  4. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Dave Bamber is in the Blackpool hall of fame!! Devon White is probably the worst I’ve ever seen. Honourable mentions to Steve Butler, Moralee, Rimmer and Peter Beadle
     
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  5. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Moralee was too good for us. He was so much better than our other players it made him look crap.
     
  6. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    I maintain that the worst player I have seen in a Watford shirt is Danny Drinkwater.

    Incidentally, he's now also the worst player I've seen in a Villa shirt.

    Gray at least helped us to an FA Cup Final and victories over Silva and Rodgers so... he's done enough.
     
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  7. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    I've only just read this entire thread and I'm genuinely shocked by this, I can't quite believe it's you who's posted it, to be perfectly honest. Incredibly disappointing to see. Perhaps I'm naive, but I didn't even get the meaning properly until RC spelled it out, and then this.
     
  8. Markoa$

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  9. Manatleisure

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  10. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Haha I know. I wouldn’t be surprised though if we accept an offer from Leeds if they offer £15mil.

    Gray would want to go. He was literally in the team to go play Tranmere. He’s a bit part player at Watford. At Leeds he would be getting a lot more game time. Plus he could help them secure promotion to the Prem. Will be interesting to see if we still say no come towards the end of the window if a substantial offer comes in.
     
  11. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    Gray is needed in the current squad to come on in games and start the occasional one until the end of the season. I don't see that changing. Whatever other forum members might think about other squad members being given a chance there's a reason for that. They are either worse or not ready or in Welbeck' s case on a regular sickie. Whilst I agree he would get game time elsewhere it's too risky with our injury record to get rid yet whilst there is a glimmer of hope of avoiding relegation.
     
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  12. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Eh? If you’re suggesting for one minute that I’m accusing anyone of racism then you should stop in your tracks.
    My attempt at a bit of sarcasm was based on I think people are finding reasons to criticise Gray at every juncture because they just don’t like him. Much like the media seem to do with Meghan Markle so please don’t accuse me of anything else or even suggest it. You know me better than that.
     
  13. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Drinkwater was awful. But there has been worse. Mick Quinn springs to mind, Kerry Dixon another
     
  14. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    My first match was Watford 5 Port Vale 2. 13th April 1996.

    I think Kerry Dixon had been replaced by David Connolly by that point of the season, who hit a hattrick. Devon White (haha) managed to bag a brace!

    GT was at the wheel, but couldn't quite keep us up.
     
  15. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    That was a cracking run at the end of that season. We couldn't stop scoring. Shame it wasn't enough to keep us up but it was the start of a brilliant few years.
     
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  16. ek uncle

    ek uncle Academy Graduate

    Willis Was The Worst?
     
  17. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Senior,by some distance.
     
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  18. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Funny old world, Craig Cathcart wasn’t very good first time round! Kerry Dixon was brilliant (for Chelsea), Drinkwater was brilliant (for Leicester), Mick Quinn is Micky Quinn!
     
  19. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Willis scored against us after leaving aswell. This was both frustrating and hilarious when it happened at the Vic.
     
  20. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Took my mate who was a Spurs fan to the 6-3 win against Grimsby. He's been a Hornet ever since, the game before Devon White scored twice if I recall including one from almost the touchline. He was still absolute pants though.
     
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  21. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Think we were 4-0 up after 20 minutes!

    Ramange and the " SGB" got hat tricks.
     
  22. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Fairplay then, my mistake.
     
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  23. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I was still pretty young then but can vividly remember the crowd chanting "we want 7" over and over. I don't think I've seen a double hattrick live ever since then either.
     
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  24. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Disagree. I can't honestly see what he brings to the squad. He is getting worse game by game IMO. He's actually damaging to our play by his inability. Yes he scored a few last season but that's gone it's the here and now. One sweet strike against West Ham I will give you that but apart from that I'm struggling to think of anything beneficial he gives to the side.
    Understand me when I say I support every Watford player. I just expected so much more from our former record signing. But he has run his course now and needs to be shipped out. Hopefully Pedro is ready and able to fill his boots, let's be honest it wouldn't be difficult.
     
  25. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    I will explain it again. We need a replacement to step in before he gets shipped out. I don't see that happening in this transfer window. In the summer the front line may have a different look. But I don't see it right now, e.g. it will take some persuading in this window to say to a striker "would you like to play for us by the way we are fighting relegation at the moment we need some help and by the way you will be backup to our captain so your game time may be limited unless you are **** hot. You are saying 'hopefully' regarding Pedro. That sounds like a 'down the line' prediction to me. Which reinforces the point I made about the 'not ready' category. I will trust Pearson's judgement when he says that Gray has a part to play in the squad the remainder of this season. If other players step up in that period then all well and good.

    Also, following the new signing yesterday, reports are that Success is the one who is surplus to requirements due to him going further down the pecking order for even less minutes.
     
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  26. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    The fact it is impossible for pedro to be worse than gray. Even if pedro isnt ready to play for us it makes no difference, because gray isnt ready to play for us either.

    The absolute worst thing that could happen if we get rid of gray and put pedro in his place is that things stay exactly as they are. Making the swap is an entirely risk-free endeavour.
     
  27. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    That makes no logical sense. But never mind.
     
  28. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Logic is a good way of assessing someone's IQ. Thank you for letting the forum know yours is sub-100.
     
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  29. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    You forgot:- Guy Whittingham 1999, 4 appearances missed an open goal, that was about it!
     
  30. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Glad I did forget him!
     
  31. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Yep. Hard not to be bitten by the Hornet bug after an introduction like that!
     
  32. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Anyone remember Craig Beattie ?!
     
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  33. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Dominic Foley
     
  34. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    Ha ha. Funny.
     
  35. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Trevor Benjamin.
     

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