(Loaned out) Ben Wilmot

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by Smudger, May 26, 2018.

  1. cfdr0ftaW

    cfdr0ftaW Academy Graduate

    Wilmot is on at half-time with Udinese 1-0 down at the San Siro.

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  2. We hate 48

    We hate 48 Reservist


    And they come back to draw 1-1 in the 2nd half
     
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  3. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Udi drawing a little clear of trouble.

    Good news.
     
  4. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    RD,you must be a bat or an owl!
     
  5. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Good news? They ******* despise us.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    This week I am the forum’s correspondent in Orlando, Florida.

    Not visiting Disney but attending a trade convention. Fans of middle aged males with silver bouffant hair & tasseled loafers would be satisfied.
     
  7. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I think you have misread the poster.

    In fact it says ‘WFC is the ****’, modern urban slang suggesting that, in the author’s opinion, Watford excel.
     
  8. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    'Swiss Tony'?
     
  9. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    How is the food in Orlando these days RD?
     
  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Very much so.
     
  11. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I can’t speak for all food but went to a nice gastro pub type restaurant last night with my local friend.

    Hotel erred towards larger portions.
     
  12. Looks like little old lady with grey hair to me, is it Ben Wilmot's nan?

    What about Watford, a pile of ****.

    I actually like the drawing of a turd mountain just in case someone doesn't know what **** is.

    It even has white bits, like the sun glistening off the turd as the sun rises over the horizon for another beautiful day. Or maybe undigestible pasta.

    Very creative.
     
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  13. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Actually I'm not sure it ever looks like that. If it does, you should see a doctor. Looks more like a small compost heap.
     
  14. It falls into the semi solid what on earth did I eat last night range of ****.

    Typically the outcome of a kebab after a night out, where the kebab has sat on the rotating griddle for weeks getting reheated every night and cooling and being fly infested during the day.
     
  15. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I hope Ben has proved a hit with the Italian ladies otherwise his stint in Udine will have been a complete waste.

    (Or ragazzi if gay.)
     
  16. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    This move will have shattered his confidence. Not getting any minutes at all for an appalling side like that.

    It is a deliberate, spiteful act on their part. There's no doubt about it whatsoever.

    They send us dud after dud to weaken us, and destroy every player we send them.
     
  17. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Made even worse by the fact he could have been taking part in an FA Cup final (on the bench at least..)
     
  18. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Yep . Team spirit is so good at the moment surely just being round the training ground would have been good for him. A baffling situation.
     
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  19. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    He's right you know!
     
  20. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    The plan was to make him appreciate Watford all the more so he turns down the inevitable bid from Everton
     
  21. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Any way that Udinese can just cancel his loan and give him back .....or would he be prevented from playing for us and training with us ?
     
  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I think that’s right.

    The best is for him to train with @rsenal & hope to catch Javi’s instructions over the hedge.

    (The autospeller suggested Javi’s ‘instrumentals’. A whole new side of our splendid coach.)
     
  23. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Better than training with his backing singers.
     
  24. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    The Ladybirds?
     
  25. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Should be possible, he's U21 so wouldn't be counted against our squad count and doesn't need a work permit so would be allowed to train. Just depends on whether there was a clause in the contract between the clubs saying that the loan can be canceled. That being said it looks like he's the first backup at CB for Udinese, and I'm not convinced he'd be ahead of Kabasele, Britos, Cathcart or Mariappa here - so perhaps Udinese is still the best place for him at present?
     
  26. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Plus there's the less measurable benefit he'll be gaining from being in a foreign country, learning a different style of football and culture and being out on loan far away from home. I'd even add learning how to deal with the disappointment of not being able to lark around on the pitch at Wembley with the rest of the fringe players last Sunday as something which, in the long run, players destined for the very top would use as a motivator to make sure they're there next time.
     
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  27. In the starting lineup for Udinese at Lazio this evening. Half an hour in and Lazio leading 2-0 - Ben has had Udinese's only shot at goal so far.
     
  28. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Code for being left to **** off every afternoon after training because he’s young, lonely & isolated?
     
  29. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Gino’s Oulare gambit.
     
  30. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Interview with him up on Watford’s YouTube channel.

    Says he thinks his best position is CB.
    His priority is to break into the team regularly this season but is very open to leaving on loan again if that’s not possible.
     
  31. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I agree. I think he's a solid CB from what I've seen of him. He could comfortably play at Championship level and I believe he could step up if given the chance.

    Last season Gracia saw him more as a midfielder, but he's never going to break into the Watford midfield anytime soon. CB is his best bet. I'm hoping we use him this season as a back-up option, playing all the cups and being given minutes from the bench in EPL games.

    Right now, we've got Cathcart, Dawson......plus Kabs and Mapps as rotational back-ups. I would be nice to bring a young British player through, and we've got to leave room in the squad to allow that to happen. Prodl is still on the books, but I'll be very surprised if that was still the case by the close of the transfer window.

    There would be room for him to play if we sell Prodl and do not sign another first team CB, although AL seems to think we're still after Jim Min-Jae. If we signed him, I suspect that would mean another loan move for Wilmot.
     
  32. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    One for the future?
     
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  33. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  34. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Would be a good move if he was going to get regular minutes.
     
  35. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Getting some quality minutes in down at Swansea...

    Another unused sub appearance.
     

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