The Championship 2020-21

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Markoa$, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Luton lose and Bournemouth held ..

    Not a bad evening .

    Funny reading the comments .

    Either the ref was rubbish as he gave no fouls or was poor as he gave in to the diving .

    You can probably guess which sets of fans said either .
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  2. reids

    reids Squad Player

    One of Lutons best performers this season was recalled by Sheff Utd earlier today which will be a huge blow to them.
  3. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I see Charlie Austin scored for QPR. He is exactly what we could have done with
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  4. No we already have 3 proven goalscorers at this level in the squad. No need for a fourth - we've got to give the other teams a chance.
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  5. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    It was the Charlie Austin show from the reports I saw.
  6. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Is that the Welsh full back?
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  7. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, went straight to Stoke on loan so Luton fans must be annoyed.
  8. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Yeah, he's pretty good so a huge blow for Luton! Rumours are he's signing for Stoke on a permanent transfer.
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  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Bigger contract etc .
  10. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    He scored as many open play goals in his first match as Deeney has scored for us this season.

    That counts for Gray, too (and, of course, Gray's was the hilarious rebound bobble against Coventry he barely had an idea about).
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  11. sherwood

    sherwood Academy Graduate

    Austin`s impact for R`s shows, that there must be guite a few teams, who are just one decent goalscorer away of being a succesful side. I also believe that those players are nor easy to find. Even expensive players are not the answer. Or those with high salary. If only...
  12. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Academy Graduate

    Just a loan. Confirmed this morning.
  13. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Odd move then (unless it contains a buy in the summer clause) as he was getting plenty of game time and doing well with Luton!
  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  15. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Nothing odd about it. Stoke is a slightly better place to hang your hat lol

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  16. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    HMS PTL surely counts as a boat?
  17. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Awaiting the repairmen I believe!
  18. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Stoke, PNE and Blackburn still to be doing some decent business. Can't remember who said watch Stoke this season but they will come very close now.
  19. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

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  20. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Think @nornironhorn tipped them thanks to their manager. Fancy them for a play-off place over Reading
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  21. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    They were already pretty close - particularly to us; just 2 points away as it stands.
  22. MIlton Dammers

    MIlton Dammers Academy Graduate

    Maybe a cheeky bid for Tom Lawrence too
  23. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Academy Graduate

    Agreed. Suggested him on the suggestions thread yesterday. He is the most suitable Capoue replacement that could be available for £5m or less (maybe considerably less if they’re days from administration)
  24. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Academy Graduate

    Stoke and PNE, yes. Blackburn seem to be on the verge of signing Branthwaite but haven't seen anyone else; don't think that's a better transfer window than us signing Zinckernagel. Norwich supposedly v interested in bringing in Giannoulis with whom we were heavily linked over the summer - that would be a great signing for them.
    Most of the championship, however, are struggling to bring in new players who improve their first team. Swansea lost Gibbs-White which is a big blow for them.
  25. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    That definitely won't be ideal for them, will be some serious fixture pile up. We're out of the cup, let's hope we can spread our games out and keep our players as fit as possible. Could be decisive.

    We need to avoid COVID postponements like the plague.
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  26. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Unfortunate turn of phrase!
  27. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Apologies I thought they had picked up both Pickering and Branthwaite.

    Yes the Greek player looks the business but reading here in Norway they were also interested in Glimts left back Fredrik André Bjørkan. I believe he is nailed on to be the future international left back. Now Ståle Solbakken has been installed as the new international manager I believe he will look deeper into the Eliteserien while selecting the squads. I'm sure the Glimt fans on here will give their opinion on him. Very attacking, decent cross and has notched up a few goals. Big interest in him from Sampadoria and Olympiacos. I know the Greeks failed to get him for a bid of around €1m. But then again the way Glimt were playing any of their players would improve us.
  28. Yes, we will get pretty close too.
  29. FTFY
  30. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Academy Graduate

    Would be a smart pickup. Doubt he'd get a work permit though until he makes his Norway debut.
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  31. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    As @lowerrous has said I believe about Junker a switch to Udinese could sort that out maybe. He's played at U21 so I don't know if that makes a difference.
  32. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Michael O'Neill is turning around the sinking ship at Stoke. Getting rid of the deadwood, those on expensive contracts and bringing in younger players who have ability and a point to prove. Jack Clarke has joined them. Meanwhile we continue to muddle along with Gino's Gamble.
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  33. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  34. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  35. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Quite a few of Derbys academy prospects suddenly being linked with moves away which would be a terrible idea imo. If you're in a dangerous financial position, those academy prospects will become vital as a cheap option to fill in if the first team ends up having a fire-sale. Without that back-up Derby will be ****ed long-term if they need a re-build, although I guess it could help alleviate some short term worries, but short-sightedness in football is never a clever strategy

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