The New Medical Team's Performance

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Clive_ofthe_Kremlin, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Is it just fickle fortune? Have we simply been lucky with the low amount of injuries (touch wood) so far this season?

    Has it just been that those who have been injured haven't been hugely missed (Prodl, Britos, Kaboul, Okaka, Hughes(?) etc.) or have been mainly unknown quantities in terms of impact (Penerada, Chalobah).

    I'd say the only injury we've had that has depleted us was Deulofeu back towards the start.

    How much credit should go to the new and revised medical team? I suppose as outsiders we can only judge by the results we see, so hopefully the problem has been sorted and the Pozzos deserve another stern salute in their way of managing a football club.

    They saw the problem. Openly identified it. Analysed it. Corrected it.

    The only thing I would say is that the information coming out of the treatment room has not noticeably improved. But again, maybe they have their reasons for that also. Us grubby gossipy terrace oiks don't need to know everything.
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  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I guess Gray will be this season's "what is up with him" long term injury but yes we do have a better record it seems.

    Mind you they never really confirmed what happened to Kabasele... he had to himself on Twitter.
  3. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    "He is a big pain in this moment"
  4. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    So far so good this season. Communication remain dreadful though, whether by design or incompetence (probably the former).
  5. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    We have heavily invested in much needed state of the art medical aural technology and a high end ENT cryogenic chamber for ears.
    As the adage from our chief medical officer goes "look after your players' ears and the players' health looks after itself"

  6. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Could Kabs update us on on his twitter as to how he is now feeling so we can update the treatment room then we can workout when he will be back, if not weds he certainly won’t be required v Woking!
  7. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    If Kabbs is off playing for a while, could he transfer briefly the forum?

    His humour & positive approach are inspiring.

    He would have to lose the positivity, of course.
  8. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    The New Medical team are our rivals.
  9. Terrace oik? If only...

    Which club do you support?
  10. Oscar calling

    Oscar calling Squad Player

    Luckily for us it's mainly the crap players who are getting injured this season. Britos, Kaboul and Gray are hardly significant losses.
  11. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    I doubt Gray is injured. He may of been secretly loaned out to a super finishing school. When he comes back every shot will fly into the <insert quip here>.
  12. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Now that the season is at a close, I think we can say that the new medical team has delivered a remarkable improvement. We'll done to them, and to the Pozzos for sorting the shambles out.
  13. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Definitely an element of luck involved too, along with training levels etc, but totally agree.
  14. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The silver lining is that, if he has been to a finishing school, Dre will know which is the fish knife.

    Key skill in Boris’ Britain.
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  15. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Extraordinary improvement but we were still in the bottom half for injuries.
  16. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

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  17. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player


    To replace Z Cars?
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  18. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    Granted, with a more demanding fixture list than most if not all teams outside of the top 6 with our cup exploits
  19. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    3 additional games?
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  20. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    To replace I'm Still Standing please god. If I get handed a Lyric sheet at the Vic next season I will start a partition to change it to a Geri Halliwell song. See the Watford connection?
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  21. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    A partition!
    Is that so that we can have two tunes going on at the same time?
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  22. Bloke

    Bloke Reservist

    Geri Halliwell
  23. Bloke

    Bloke Reservist

    Oh no I put emojis on my post, that one that has hearts over the eyes, but they didn’t come I look foolish
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  24. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I wonder if she’s related to the film guide Halliwell.

    Is that tomb still going?

    An object of reverence to many at university.
  25. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

  26. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I posted the heart eyes emoji & I don’t believe it is showing.

    Mods, potential Russian involvement?
  27. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Tome. Tombs go on for ever, don’t they?
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  28. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    The fact that there have been no major injuries to have disrupted the first team is proof that the club has corrected the problems of the medical team. In the first season in the EPL, the medical team were excellent, but coinciding with the dismissal of Richard Collinge, things went south very quickly.

    There's no coincidence last season mirrored the first season in many ways. Both had a good FA Cup run, both saw the majority of our players fit and both saw the best points returns.

    It's a vital component for any club, especially a small club like Watford. We cannot afford too many injuries to key players. When you consider we have a lot of older pro's, especially defenders, they've done a remarkable job getting so many games out of the likes of Capoue, Deeney, Holebas, Cathcart, Foster, Janmaat, Mapps etc.
  29. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Good point.

    Didn't we have one of the oldest squads?

    Shame we topped the Naughty Step league for yellows.

    Twice as many as Klopp's Liverpool!
  30. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Afraid it's been a trend ever since we came back up. In the world of marginal gains you'd like to think this is something that would be properly analysed and worked on by the coaching staff. I'd bet you're more likely to get favourable decisions if the refs see you as a nice bunch of lads. Rather than a team for whom you've got to remember to pack two pencils in your kit bag and cancel your Sunday plans because you'll be report writing.
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  31. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    The top three clubs are the bottom three clubs for yellow cards.

  32. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Not really.

    You'd expect the top 3 to have the ball the most out of any teams and therefore be less likely to get bookings. Added to that, they have the best players in the league who will tend to time tackles better, know when to make a tackle, not need to take as many 'yellows for the team', etc.

    Of course there are a few outliers (Huddersfield, etc) but I'd have expected the likes of Liverpool and City to get the least amount of bookings.
  33. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Not sure all Citeh's tackles were perfectly timed acts of wonder.

    Is there an 'I'll swap shirts after with Vincent' factor at play amongst the refs?
  34. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    If referees properly enforced the rules on diving, those 3 clubs would be considerably higher the top.
  35. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Small margins.

    Shouldn't Gino pre print a report on Holebas for the refs?

    Reduces risk that Moss etc miss Liverpool on GoS because of tedious admin.

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