Pozzo Out

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by RookeryLad, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. RookeryLad

    RookeryLad First Year Pro

    What a ridiculous reply.

    The one time everyone should stand up and demand answers from these hapless idiots you suggest saying nothing.

    That’s the attitude that let Baz asset strip the club.
     
  2. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    The worst thing is: we now have to go from hoping Arsenal help us out to hoping West Ham help us out.
     
  3. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Right now, and it depends on how West Ham get on tonight, but West Ham could still be vulnerable to relegation, although it's going to take a match-fixing style run of massive defeats and victories to send them down now.

    But say they've been partying after beating us. United away is not really the place you want to go if you're not at it. It's not impossible to think West Ham could get thrashed. Say they lose 6-0, then their GD would be -19 and Villa -26. Ok, it would still need Villa to win 4-0 for them to overhaul West Ham.....and also we'd have to win 5-0 at Arsenal. So clearly a lot of crazy things need to fall into place, starting with tonight. But say they do have a heavy defeat, I think that would mean West Ham would have to take the Villa game seriously. I know this is all very unlikely and straw clutching, but I'm trying to offer a reason why West Ham's attitude may not be beach just yet,
     
  4. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I'll donate £10,000 to a charity of your choice if that happens. I won't even bother asking you to match it if it doesn't.
     
  5. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Put a £1 on an Acca and I'm sure you'll win more than £10k.

    Utd 6 West Ham 0
    West Ham 0 Villa 4
    Arsenal 0 Watford 5

    West Ham relegated.
     
  6. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I think the Spammers will not take it easy against Villa regardless of what happens tonight, they will beat Villa me thinks.
     
  7. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member


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  8. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    522,000/1 according to Paddy Power.
     
  9. AshdonWFC

    AshdonWFC Prediction League Champion 2011/12

    Value bet if ever I’ve seen one.
     
  10. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Time to bring this back!

    Hey the Hell our of my club you small minded, pathetic, spineless owners.
     
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  11. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Have you been on the morning sauce ? :D I have to agree Gino has not got a clue what he is doing. The left hand does one thing, the right does the other. All words are meaningless. And the silence in the corridors is overwhelming. Poor Vladmir must be wondering what he has gotten into. Undermined from the start.
     
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  12. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    I’m so angry I can’t even spell 3 letter words haha.
     
  13. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Think there may be a few more of us about to jump in this bandwagon.
     
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  14. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Hurry up. Room and tickets are running out as fast as any optimism for the season ahead is.

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  15. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Pleased that I reserved my first class seat on the bandwagon months ago.
     
  16. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Make sure you bring your flag with you. Just in case. ;)
     
  17. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    *years
     
  18. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Bully boy compartment. Put the shutters up Moog so we don't hear the riff raff. You know what Nath gets like when someone disturbs his bourbon hour.
     
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  19. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Well, 96 months ago.
     
  20. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    They’ll all be clambering on soon like rats, boarding a floating train.
     
  21. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Is this Snowpiercer II ? I've already bagged the first compartment. :D We can jettison the happy clappers when the time is appropriate. :p
     
  22. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Sorry Smudge the captains table is only for those who were bedwetting and spitting fury after the cup final. We can probably sort you out something with extra leg room though.
     
  23. RookeryLad

    RookeryLad First Year Pro

    Everyone should be very clear that I started this movement, have taken much abuse for it, but, on current (and past evidence) are more certain than ever that this football club is currently rudderless and in grave danger should we, as fans, not call the owner and his gang of clueless idiots out for their slack “management” of the club.
     
  24. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    When do Cat C tickets go on sale. Asking for a friend
     
  25. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Ok. You can have your own carriage but I dispute the claim that you ‘started the movement.’ I’ve wanted the Pozzos out since before I even heard of them.
     
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  26. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Na. How can you climb aboard a life raft and proudly wave your Watford flag simultaneously?

    They'll be "proud of the lads" as they slowly inhale water whilst sinking to the ocean bed.
     
  27. RookeryLad

    RookeryLad First Year Pro

    Fair.

    Great commitment to the cause tbf.
     
  28. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    "Many of the players who signed for the club during the five-year stay in the Premier League did not have relegation clauses in their contracts."

    I have just read this in the latest Watford article on The Athletic.

    How could Pozzo be so irresponsible? For a club of our stature, clauses like these should have been absolute non-negotiables in any of our PL era signings. I'm actually appalled that he would risk the financial stability of the club in that manner.

    You could argue that had we insisted on these clauses when signing the likes of Capoue, Pereyra etc. we would never have bagged them in the first place. However, is the long term financial stability worth the risk? I don't think it is.
     
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  29. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    It's another example of their arrogance, complacency and belief they would never be relegated. They knew better than everyone else.
     
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  30. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes that is senseless.

    So we have to pay Gray 70k a week for example for x years.

    Get what we deserve I guess ..
     
  31. Pob

    Pob First Year Pro

    Dislike
     
  32. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It’s easy to say that in isolation but I think without knowing how common they are in football, rather than say Football Manager, it’s difficult for any of us to really know how viable it is to actually put such clauses in and still attract players worth having.

    We consistently had one of the lowest wage bills and lowest salary to turnover ratios in the Premier League throughout our 5 years. I imagine at the very least in return for relegation clauses players would demand higher salaries. So how much better off would we really be now?

    This assumes of course Leventhal is right. I’m pretty sure there was a point a few weeks ago when he was quoted as saying most players in the squad did have relegation clauses...
     
  33. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    I can feel a Watford based Christmas movie coming on

    'The Relegation Clause' has a nice ring to it.

    Welbeck stars, dressed as an elf; trying to scrape together £5.5m on Christmas Eve to buy himself out of his own contract before the window slams open.
     
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  34. Shaun

    Shaun Academy Graduate

    Yes most arrogant men in football if you ask me. Even though lots of us warned them about it years before
     
  35. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    It’s blinding obvious why. Most of the quality players - Delefeou, Sarr etc etc would not have signed in the first place, I’d there were relegation clauses. The number of numpty supporters we have, who think they know better than the owners is hilarious
     
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