(31) Francisco Sierralta

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by hornmeister, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    How long does he have to go before he can get 10 bookings without a ban?
  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I think it's usually till the end of this month but might have moved back as the season started late.
  3. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

    Have a feeling it’s another 5-6 games.

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  4. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    According to the FA, in the EFL if a player accrues 10 bookings up to and including the 37th match, he will get a 2 match ban.
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  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    So he will probably get banned by then !
  6. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    What a commanding performance again from Francisco. Won almost everything in the air again. Cut out a couple of crosses and despite the early setback did not let it ruffle his composure. Only ruffling his man bun upsets him.

    His ability to pass out of the back is great too. Very calm. And brought out the ball with comfort on a couple of occasions . Simply a splendiferous chap. Another contender for POTS.
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  7. He really suits English football
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  8. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Maybe I'm getting carried away or maybe it's because I only really remember as far back as about 2003, but I honestly can't think of many better centre backs to have played for us, especially considering his age and his potential to continue to improve.

    If scouts of any Premier League club are doing their jobs properly then I'll be surprised if we manage to keep him if we go up.
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  9. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Actually I think if we go up he will stay, but if we don't then I expect the PL teams to come buzzing around. Likewise with our other star players, if we go up I think they'll all stay, but if we don't we could be looking at losing most if not all of our best players.
  10. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    I actually meant if we DON'T go up. Oops.

    I would expect we'll hold onto him for another season if we do, yes.
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  11. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    He's fantastic.

    That Ivic didn't rate him is absolutely bizarre.

    He keeps clean sheets next to T-E, which really highlights his quality.
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  12. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    I believe that FS has the credentials to become a club legend in time .
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  13. Abdi

    Abdi Academy Graduate

    With each game I am more and more convinced that Ivic was a complete imbecile.
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  14. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    A little bit harsh . We had a fit Cathcart and Kabasele plus no one knew that Troost is not as good as Pickford on the ball at the time. Conceding goals has not been the problem .
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  15. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    He's becoming one of my favourite Watford players, it feels like a while we've had a hard nut at the back.

    Had no idea he is only 23, thought he was ateast 28.
  16. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    To be fair, Troost-Ekong arrived with far greater pedigree than Sierralta, nobody was expecting Sierralta to be anything more than about 5th or 6th choice, and with reason. Troost-Ekong started the season just fine as well, he's not really hit the heights overall, but he's still a decent Championship defender
  17. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Plus I'd say WTE was quite good under Ivic, probably dipped a bit since Xisco came in, although I don't know if that's just Sierralta showing him up
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  18. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

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  19. RS2

    RS2 First Year Pro

    He's an absolute beast and is getting better and better.
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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  21. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Engaging post match interview with him today on Hive Live.
    He came with his translator and there's clearly no Spanish equivalent for "clean sheet" which gave the interview a touch of the "Fast Show"!
    He came across well although after each answer he did look quite stern,not to say menacing.
    At the end he apologised and hoped to do the next interview in English next season.
    Love him!
  22. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Perhaps his song should be,to honour KGT and his moniker "TBFC,TBFC" etc.
    To the tune of "Pop Goes the World" by Men Without Talent as my dear late lamented friend Roly used to call Men Without Hats.
  23. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    He was completely slagged off by loads on here before even kicking a ball for us.

    He's turned out to be the find of the season and no doubt one of the first on the team sheet.

    Great age, love his attitude and hope he plays here for many a year.
  24. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Should be a lock for the Copa America as well this summer aside from participating in the rescheduled WC qualifiers. An absolute mountain at the back. Opposition players need to be carrying a portable step ladder to have any chance of claiming the ball in the air. Sweeps everything up and his reading and positioning is getting better and better. Handsome chappie as well.

    @reids did mention his aerial duels statistics and where he wins the ball. Yellow dots a success red dots far less in number where he has failed to win the ball. The star is his goal.

  25. carboy98

    carboy98 Reservist

    Has anyone ever compared the 'hit-rate' of Pozzo signings from South America vs their signings from elsewhere? Feels like they consistently find gems over there. Am loving Sierralta's performances and it feels like he's one of the players who wouldn't find a step up to the Premier League too much. Great battler, and we need as many of those as possible. Vamos!
  26. NemoNemo

    NemoNemo Reservist

    POTS for me. Plays like a seasoned pro and yet only 23. Will make the step up to the prem with ease.
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  27. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    It rather makes you wonder why Ivic didn't pick him.
    Coaches are odd.
  28. wingco

    wingco First Year Pro

    I would agree. I think you could say Kiko has been the only one who's been consistently good throughout the season, but Sierralta really encapsulates the Xisco era
  29. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Well he didn't look very assured in the League Cup games. And Kabasele, Troost-Ekong, Wilmot and Cathcart started off the season well, we had the best defence. Most people were dreading the Norwich game but boy has he taken his chance!
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  30. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    In fairness, he hadn't played for ages when we'd played him in the cup, a small thanks should go to the Chile national team for helping him get up to speed lol.
    But yeah, defence has rarely been the problem all season
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  31. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Fair points although he should be allowed some period of adjustment in a new country.
  32. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    If he were to excel at the Copa America albeit Chile are in a rebuilding cycle and do not have high expectations then his value would start to rocket. You see similar young centrebacks like Soyuncu or Cristian Romero at Atalanta and the values talked about regarding any possible transfer for them and he is in a similar category of ability for me.
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  33. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    May have missed some but they've had:

    Alexis, Cuadrado, Pereyra, Isla, David Pizarro, Muriel, Allan, C.Zapata, Pussetto, Aranguiz, Armero, Machis, Richarlison, João Pedro and, of course, Neuton.

    Very impressive stuff
  34. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player

    Flip of a coin between him and Kiko for POTS for me.
  35. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    I think he’s my favorite player.

    Loves defending, and decent with the ball too.

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