[NOT HAPPENING] Ashley Young

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by hornetboy1, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

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  2. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    He’ll be 35 by then! Definitely fits Giraldi’s preferred age bracket for defenders.
  3. 4 year deal ?
  4. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Free transfer, he is a very good athlete, good for a one year contract!
  5. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

  6. carboy98

    carboy98 First Year Pro

    Young and Holebas in the oldest left-hand-side in Premier League history? Count me in.
  7. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    He has been having a pretty good season when called upon so far, so yeah he should probably be good until the end of next season.

    However, even though Young has showed no signs so far this season of losing his pace, Holebas was also still doing well for us this time last year and now look how far he's plummeted in such a brief amount of time.

    I suspect Young is probably looking for a slightly longer term deal than just a year/18 months, which could be too much of a risk.
  8. Oscar calling

    Oscar calling Squad Player

    Would score more goals than Gray!
  9. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Would be fairly happy tbf. Can cover multiple positions. As been said he's kept himself in excellent shape. Knows the club and the league.
  10. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I would not complain, however I expect he would want at least a 2 year deal which would be a bit of a gamble, but could still be worth it for the right money.
  11. Irishorn

    Irishorn Gael Force

    Sentiment should never come into a decision like this. He can pick up a good final contract in the Middle East, China, US etc., rather than trying to compete at a high level with us and being subjected to some harsh (but fair) criticism on this forum. I recall his time with us with fondness. It would be a shame to jeopardise his Watford legacy.
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  12. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    he's got west ham written all over him.
  13. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Hopefully a good scrub and it will come off!
  14. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Wonder how people would react if he did come back, scored against United and chose not to celebrate...
  15. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    I find criticism of him to be completely bizarre. He celebrated a goal, so what. So did Heiðar.

    For a Watford youth academy player to help get us promoted against all odds and go on to captain one of the biggest clubs in the world - then help England to a World Cup Semi Final - Ash should be applauded.

    That said, I think the chance to sign him came and went a few years ago. Killer cross, one of the best in the business, but it's a bit late now.
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  16. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Have I missed something? There isn't any criticism of him.
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  17. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Not on here. But it's certainly prevalent in the stands whenever we play against him.
  18. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    A large proportion of those fans voted to have a terrible cartoon wasp as our badge.

    I'd pay no attention.
  19. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Will definitely want a 2yr deal and on big money as well I would imagine. I’d like him for the set piece delivery - and there are examples of FB’s being decent well into their later years. But certainly not the he majority of them.

    I’d leave well alone and let someone else spunk the huge wages.

    Our scouting ‘network’ should be looming for younger quality defensive additions - signing Ashley Young would be just another stop gap signing because they can’t identify better targets - or just ignore them and let others get them.
  20. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    You'd have to be a certifiable loon to criticise HH for celebrating. Full-bore enthusiasm is what made him such a brilliant player to have on your team.

    Expecting him not to celebrate scoring a goal would be to deny what made him such a special player.

    I still have fond memories of his "advertising board" celebration!
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  21. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Yup - he got a lot of people hot under the collar when he scored against us and celebrated.
  22. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Could we just wheel him out to take the free kicks and corners?
  23. Ray Bay

    Ray Bay Academy Graduate

  24. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    He's 34, so i'm relieved he's not coming to Watford.
  25. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Terrible idea
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  26. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Do what Derby have done with Rooney. Bring him in as a coach / player.

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  27. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    How much did we get when we flogged him to Villa? 9M. Pretty good for the time. What has surprised me the most about his career is how he transitioned from a skilful winger to a defender. Oh, and I agree with the FK scenario - please anyone but Holebas from now on.
  28. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Deal agreed for him to go to Inter in this window.
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  29. Mighty Mo

    Mighty Mo Reservist

    Inter are our rivals
  30. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Inter will reportedly paying him in excess of 200k a week for 2 years so thankfully I don't believe we were ever in the frame.
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  31. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    One that got away for Giraldi.
  32. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    So farewell then Young Ashley Young.
    A Watford return was not quite done.
    You're off to Milan for the sun.
    And the enormous wedge of weekly cash.

    E J Thribb aged 17 & 3/4.
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