[SIGNED perm] Sam Dalby

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by hornetboy1, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Leeds United striker Sam Dalby joins Watford for an undisclosed fee. Played just five minutes on loan at Morecambe last season. Two-year deal with the option of a third

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  2. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

    Must have been an impressive five minutes
  3. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Is he the bigger lad on the left?

    The other one would be better on the half time pens.
  4. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Chances of playing for the first team? Roughly the same as mine and I remember pre-decimal currency.
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  5. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Final piece of the jigsaw. Our work this summer is done.
  6. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Ismaila who?
  7. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    When a penny MEANT something.
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  8. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    He's probably from the south originally given that Leeds signed him from Leyton Orient only in Jan 2018.

    He'd already played 800 minutes of first team football at Orient before Leeds signed him and sent to Morecambe - scoring one goal and gaining three assists in the process.

    Here's his debut goal (the first one of the match):

    He also scored in a friendly for Leeds last summer vs York. Here it is:

    Appears to have a good left foot. I'd be tempted to start him ahead of Deeney already.
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  9. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    You can see more of him in this video, number 30. He gets 2 assists in this match (2nd and 3rd goals). Does really well for his 2nd assist in particular. He was just 17 in this match as well, and the pitch is a shocker:

    He gets his other assist here at 1:20 - good strength for a headed flick-on.

  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I've heard Javi is on the look out for people who can remember all those charts with where everyone has to stand at corners.

    You can name your price!

    (Presumably 20 guineas or similar.)
  11. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    4 farthings.
  12. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    I dunno, when have you ever seen Troy glide passed players like Dalby does for his second assist vs Newport?!
  13. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Just realised that the guy he assists for vs Plymouth is our very own Gavin Massey.

    The guy he assisted for twice in the Newport game is also still just 20 and just got bought by Huddersfield, Josh Koroma.
  14. DrewH

    DrewH Administrator Staff Member

  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Bet Leeds fans are a bit miffed - one of their potential stars joining little old Watford.
  16. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    One to prop up the U23s.
  17. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Surely that would be Wilmot.

    Good point on Thomas and Riza, clearly they must rate the kid.
  18. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    He boiled an egg for most of that as well.
  19. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    The kid's got a very powerful strike; when he shoots the noise reverberates around the whole stadium.
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  20. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Liked for the ambition. Could we be about to see a youngster break into the first team? Dalby the day.
  21. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Excellent Cochran doc tonight.
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  22. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Are you blinding me with science ?
  23. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    This is certainly an odd transfer, time will tell the reason he has been brought in, could have been homesick up north, could have been because our staff know him from being associated with him previously, or because they feel he does have a chance at eventually making it. Whatever the reason welcome to our club Sam!

    It appears we have decided to sign other players cast offs for the under 23's this summer which doesn't send out a very good signal to the lads and their parents in the lower age groups, are they not good enough coming through the ranks?
  24. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Could be all three.

    Unlike some of the others we've signed for the u23s, Sam doesn't appear to be a cast-off exactly. Maybe he wasn't getting any opportunities at Leeds yet, but he still had one year left on his contract there.

    As for the lads in the lower age groups, we already just let loads of players go from the last batch of u23s. Also, the plan appears to be to have our development squad play matches against a high level of "reserve team" type opposition, probably featuring a decent proportion of senior players, as an intermediate point between youth games and first-team games, in which case many of the younger lads just might not be ready for that yet.

    The club are probably gambling on/hoping for, perhaps just one or two of these random punts that have been brought in to the development squad kicking-on and eventually being able to make the step-up to the senior squad, with the rest being let go every couple of seasons, then rinse and repeat - in which case they won't be blocking the pathway for current u18 players hoping to make the step up.
  25. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  26. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    I have been saying already that he seems impressive.

    Who needs Cassidy and Cucho?!
  27. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    The new Pedro!
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  28. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Tbf it’s been a long long time since Pedro last played for us .
  29. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    He's finished
  30. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  31. Klein Lust

    Klein Lust Academy Graduate

    Dalby the day, nice one, here's mine...

    In the tune of sir Elton's Saturday night....Dalby, Dalby, Dalby nights alright for shooting get a little action in.
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  32. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Oh my Dalby
    Oh my Dalby
    Oh why
    Oh my
    Oh my Dalby
    Oh my Dalby
    Oh why
    Oh my
  33. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    He looks Hyperactive....

    I Scare Myself sometimes
  34. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Does he have a brother who can play on the opposite side? So we can enjoy Dalby in stereo
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  35. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    You're both Blinding Me With Science!
    I saw him once in Leighton Buzzard I think. Magnus Pyke was there too!
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