[REPORTED] Ryan Cassidy

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by UEA_Hornet, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Ryan Cassidy is apparently attracting interest both from clubs wanting to sign him permanently and from League 1 and 2 clubs looking to take him on loan. There's also a Dutch club offering to take him for a season, which is our favoured option. With 18 months left on his contract we don't want to loan him until an extension is sorted - but then the article says no contract talks have taken place.

    https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer/soccer-news/host-english-clubs-interested-signing-13839271
     
  2. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Only a year left on his contract. I'm sure we'll offer him a new deal and probably have done so already. It's up to him whether he signs it. If not, good luck to him, but hopefully he sees his immediate future at Watford.
     
  3. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    This would suggest he is keen to stay here long term

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  4. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    He means scoring for one of Man U/MC/L/THFC/Chelsea at the Vic though. And then cupping his ear to us fans. He's dead to me.
     
  5. magic

    magic Statto & Vordamen's lovechild

    I've met a friend of his dad's in Dublin and he said Ryan loves it at Watford.
     
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  6. Ray Knight

    Ray Knight First Year Pro

    A home-grown striker to replace Deeney would be the icing on the cake!
     
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  7. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Not sure where you got this from but my sources say differently. You never know!!
     
  8. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    Everton want him, or rather Silva does. Let's spin out our negotiations until Silva gets fired
     
  9. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Son of a the Cassidy that played for Watford in the 80’s?
     
  10. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Blurry picture could be anybody and it looks like it’s going well wide.
     
  11. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    That was Butch, and his kid was Sundance.
     
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  12. Teide1

    Teide1 Reservist

    Francis!
     
  13. Keighley

    Keighley Reservist

  14. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    That’s the one.
     
  15. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

  16. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Hopalong
     
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  17. Keighley

    Keighley Reservist

     
  18. Bring Back Standing

    Bring Back Standing First Year Pro

    That was the nickname of Oxford United's Nigel Cassidy back in the 70's. I have a very vague recollection of him kicking the ball out of Mickey Walker's hands and scoring their second goal in a 2-1 defeat.
     
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  19. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Once our medical team get working on him....
     
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  20. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason The One and Only

    I hope we get this kid on a long contract soon as he looks like he might be knocking on the door of the 1st team sooner rather than later.
     
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  21. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    He would really need to improve his first touch in open play when receiving the ball with a defender closely marking him. Both he & Folivi aren't able to make the ball stick often enough right now. Cassidy isn't able to run past players through pace, is weak in open play in the air & is usually pulled up by the ref for dissent/mouthing off.

    He does draw defenders away to create space for others. He does read the game well and makes excellent runs off the ball which aren't seen enough by teammates (you'd hope 1st XI players would pick him out). He appears tireless but his shooting isn't clean off the floor though he does hit the target more often than not. He's a fighter and an excellent team player.

    The amazing thing I've noticed this season is how often the ball falls for Folivi in the area but not Cassidy yet I'd say it's the Irishman who has better positional sense overall.

    What I'd like to see is an U23 game without Folivi to see if Cassidy is more effective in receiving chances to score. So far I've yet to see the pairing split.

    (With regards to Folivi and something I said on his thread recently, that he's not very good with one on ones; he missed another today as well as hitting a soft penalty straight at the keeper. A very frustrating part of his game though his movement was very good today and Sarll barely barked instructions at him at all).

    Out of the two I'd say Folivi is closer to a call up if I really had to chose between them. I just don't think either are ready right now.

    edit; Cassidy will be 18 on March 2nd and despite me not having a glowing opinion overall of him, it's obvious he's a very good forward. I just think him bursting on the scene the way he did last season has given false hope of a teenage starlet knocking on the 1st XI door. He's very much a work in progress and if he does sign a new contract it's possible a loan next season will be the next step. Physically he's really grown and now looks like a strong young man who could stand up to the rigours of competitive football.
     
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  22. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Do you work at the club or are you just a weird stalker type?
     
  23. Teide1

    Teide1 Reservist

    He actually gives a very balanced view of our youngsters, suggest you block him if you have a problem!
     
  24. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Bit unnecessary?
     
  25. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    I take offence at being called weird!! However, the stalker bit... maaaaybe.

    I've been going to the home U23 games this season and it's easy to get talking to people who are connected to the club, players or whatever.

    No, I don't work for WFC.
     
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  26. Teide1

    Teide1 Reservist

    Oxhey67, I don't blame you for taking offence, however don't let what one poster has said stop you, I am sure that myself and others learn a lot from your postings! keep up the good work!
     
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  27. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    I'm not really offended, just making light that I'd take offence at being called weird but not a stalker. It's all good.
     
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