Javi Gracia "fired"

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Squibba, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

  2. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    All the coaching staff have been let go too. BIG changes for the players.

    Not sure why it took a week if we were always going to do it?
  3. Roger Irrelevant

    Roger Irrelevant Reservist

    Whoever it is I bet they wait till City away is done.
  4. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    What are we doing ffs
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  5. nisman94

    nisman94 International Man of Mystery

    I don't think we were always gonna do it. Something must've happened in the meetings between the hierarchy and Javi and it must've broken down from there. Or a coach that we had eyes on and dismissed with a thought that we wouldn't get him has suddenly become available and feasible...

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  6. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

  7. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Florrie, NO!!!
  8. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Cheers for everything Javi.

    No doubt a replacement already lined up.
  9. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Because they needed to get the incomer lined up.
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  10. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Bit sad this happened, but it did look like it was just about the right time. People get very negative about individuals during bad runs and times, but once they go I always think you should step back and look at their overall record. That was a very good season last year and he got the best out of the squad he had imo. Hope he continues to have a good and long career.

    As for us, I’m guessing a keep it tight style coach to dig us out of this poor form. But I really hope (if they stay on) it’s someone who’ll use some of the young talent we have on our books.
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  11. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    I bet we have a new man by Monday.
  12. Sting

    Sting Squad Player

    Makes sense. If we were going to let him go then now was the right time- not when we have insufficient time to recover. I hope they know who they are replacing him with though. HIs overall record for us is pretty good but how many people honestly could see him pulling us out of this slump. The new man needs to really consider the squad as a whole and which players are past their best. Past form should not count for too much if they are no longer able to do it
  13. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Hope to god it's not Quique coming back, but I can't see how it's possible that the Pozzi would go that way anyway, it's just not their style.
  14. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Rumours that they want QSF back
  15. Aymondo

    Aymondo First Year Pro

    Shame, I get it, but i think we would have been fine after a few more games under Javi.

    Never easy to predict who will be next in with the Pozzo's, getting rid of the whole backroom staff suggests they have their man already i believe.
  16. magic

    magic Statto & Vordamen's lovechild

    Yeah, reckon we'll announce new manager shortly
  17. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Rumour around the Esso garage is Rafa Benitez.
  18. Dennis_Booth

    Dennis_Booth Reservist

    bet we have a new man by tomorrow.
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  19. Dennis_Booth

    Dennis_Booth Reservist

    Thank you Javi !
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  20. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    The Shell forecourt disagrees.
  21. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Rumours are that the senior management were taking soundings from the players after the Newcastle game - basically Javi had lost the dressing room, so this week they started activating the list of replacements. Javi was doomed once the respected voices in the first team said he was not up to it. Anyway he had a good purple patch, for the first half of last season.

    He came across as a likeable fella. But who wants a nice loser running your first team? Not sure I want QSF - who can only offer a great song that gets the crowd going.
  22. NemoNemo

    NemoNemo First Year Pro

    Im very happy about this, things weren’t working out, that’s football for you. Timing is a bit weird so no doubt a new manager is already signed up and will be announced soon.
  23. taylormadearmy

    taylormadearmy Academy Graduate

    Arsène Wenger
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  24. Isn't that our 17th manager in the last 2 seasons?

    Who do we think we are.

    Hope we get relegated now.
  25. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    A clean slate for some of our talented youngsters I hope. It needed to happen. Teams lose games, sure, but 3-0 at home to Brighton and 7-2 aggregate home defeats to West Ham show something was fundamentally wrong.

    Horrible fixtures to start with though.
  26. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Hope the new bloke brings his turd polishing kit for the defence.
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  27. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Has the new c.nt left yet?
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  28. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    Correct decision.

    A replacement is imminent.
  29. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Roger Schmidt would be my choice.
  30. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    At the airport gate and Gracia becomes the latest coach to get fired while I'm out of the country. A flight an hour earlier and he might have been alright.

    Lovely bloke but the cup run masked quite how bad we've been for a while. Correct decision.

    As for QSF, as this season is a survival season, he might be the best for the job with our ****** defence and terrible attitudes.

    As long as he doesn't bring that **** Jurado back.
  31. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    "A club statement said there would be an "imminent appointment of a new coaching team".

    So Monday afternoon announcement me thinks.
  32. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    I think it's a bit sad tbh after only 4 games. But it's up to the club and we all know the manager merry go round with them.
  33. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Flores confirmed.
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  34. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  35. J.B

    J.B First Team

    Embarrassing, cowardly stuff all round really

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