(25) Stipe Perica

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by nornironhorn, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

  2. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Not sure what to think about this one as he has hardly been tearing up trees wherever he has been so far, but lets hope this is about to change and he becomes prolific for us.
  3. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Got away with it to a certain extent against L*ton (we were the better team so deserved the win), but my oh my did we miss someone like him today. I've liked what I've seen of him so far, but Jesus, what a stupid boy he's been
  4. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Wonder how much he's going to regret that silly red card. Chances are he'd have started the last two games and could've staked a claim to be the main striker this season. By the time he's back he might be third or fourth in the pecking order and we might only be playing with one striker. What an idiotic reaction in a nothing game we'd already lost.
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  5. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Britos got sent off in a similar game at the start of his WFC career he came good in the end, lets hope Perica is the same!
  6. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    By the sounds of it, Gray is the preferred option, but I don't think it's set in stone, Perica will get his chances. An extremely dumb decision nonetheless, he might have proved the difference at Reading. Hopefully Gray is fit for Derby or else it might be one of those games again...
  7. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    At least we had other defensive options when Britos got himself sent off at Preston! Holebas' red card against Bristol City and Britos' attempted murder of our pal Knockaert did indirectly lead to Cathcart being out for ages mind you!
  8. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Good finish for the goal but didn’t get much out of the the Bournemouth defence apart from a few knocks and a bad shoulder.
  9. Hulk Hoban

    Hulk Hoban Academy Graduate

    Still prefer him to Deeney (not saying much)
  10. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes - as shown he can get on the end of good service and move well.

    Certainly should be first choice target man.
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  11. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I've been impressed with what I've seen of Perica. He's certainly not a squad filler. He's a useful player.

    Ivic clearly doesn't rate Murray at all, so we do need to return him to Brighton in January if at all possible. I'm sure he'd be open to it, just to get playing again. He's no use to us or Brighton, so it's far better he moves to a club that will play him. However, Deeney will be ahead of Perica once he is fit. But he should still get plenty of playing time.

    Once Gray is fit I think Ivic will use his pace as the central striker in a 4-3-3 formation, with Sarr and Pedro either side of him.
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  12. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I think when all are available it will rotated between Gray, Perica & Deeney, depending on who we are playing, assuming Gray & Deeney come up with the goods.
  13. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    I was pretty disappointed with him yesterday.

    Failed to give their defenders any real struggles when dealing with longer balls in the air due to poorly timed jumps, or just failing to position himself in time. On the ball, I’m finding it hard to remember many occasions where he made it stick and managed to bring others into play, or link up with Sarr.

    Decent movement and finish for the goal, but I didn’t see much out of him that suggests he’s likely to make himself a regular starter.
  14. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    He's scored 8 goals in his last 651 minutes of league football. A goal every 81 minutes. The boy is on fire!
  15. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Agree with most of this, think he looked better in his 30 mins against Sheff Wed, although he was playing against a tougher defence yesterday and we didn't have much possession so he was feeding off scraps for the most part. Agree he struggled to hold the ball up though and didn't win as many headers as you'd expect for a player his size.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2020
  16. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Yes, I thought he was disappointing, apart from his anticipation and movement for the goal. Sarr has been making those crosses since he's been here, and Perica is the first to get on the end of one.

    We should allow him a bit of time to get used to English football, though - this isn't the Jupiler League.
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  17. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    That's a goal a game which is amazing, and as Happy bunny says he is not even used to the British game yet, so who knows he could be absolutely prolific if he manages to continue at his current strike rate.
  18. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    That's exactly what we have been missing for 5 years.
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  19. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    I actually agree in that after the goal he was ****, but you can't argue with the goal, we've needed someone like that for ages!
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  20. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Back after the international break according to Ivic. Out for about about 10 more days with the injury he picked up against Muff. Good news.
  21. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    See him at Christmas then !
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  22. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Our crack medical team are just waiting for the skin graft over the stump where his arm used to be to take, and then he’ll be good to go.
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  23. Why, is he in your bubble ?
  24. mindthegap

    mindthegap Academy Graduate

    He's a s crap as his record suggests.
    Thank God he got a two year deal.
  25. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Booked for a non dive and missed a sitter.

    Great cameo !
  26. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    He's ****. The only question is whether he's less **** than Gray and Deeney. Probably. But still ****.
  27. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Another big up who cannot move or has any pace I suspect.
  28. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Showed a bit of pace today! He's not amazing or anything, but when he's on the pitch, things happen, so we should definitely be starting him more regularly!
  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes - good play there.
  30. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    When is our lanky Croatian back?
  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain


    One minutes was supposed to be a “few weeks” then the next “in training “
  32. reids

    reids Squad Player

  33. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  34. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    This bloke's Watford career was doomed to failure the moment he thought it would be a good idea to elbow a League 2 centre back at the last knockings of a cup tie we'd already lost.

    In the alternative world, he would've just let the bloke head it away, not get himself banned for three games and been the starting striker in the league as Deeney and Gray were out. A couple of goals or decent performances there and Ivic might've backed him and he'd be the man in possession of the shirt by the time they came back.

    Now he's on his second or third injury and whenever he is fit he's 3/4th choice striker with no run of decent performances to fall back on. What a wally.
  35. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I just wish he'd **** off to be honest. We're crying out for a striker and he lets us down time and again.

    He's one of those players where there will always be some absurd reason why he can't play.

    I hate his stupid *****ating grin, too.
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