Watford Academy/U23

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by wfc78, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I noticed he didn't exactly seem very keen to come out and show his face when the PA lady was announcing his name on Saturday...
  2. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Makes sense. If our young players are going to sit on another team's bench, at least we can make sure they don't have to travel too far to do so.
  3. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Good to see, I know there are a couple more of these type of associations to come.
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  4. Grrwood

    Grrwood Reservist

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  5. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Not sure. Carl Stewart moved to Udinese early on in the Pozzo days but returned after no more than a season.
  6. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    TBH Unless they are the next Messi or we are really stuffed with injuries like when Mason played last season not sure we will ever really see a youngster coming through the ranks and getting regular playing time whilst the Pozzos are around.
  7. ITKJim

    ITKJim Reservist

    You mean while we're in the Premier League with a League One academy set up. They've made it clear how they're changing the structure, it just needs time now. We've consolidated our position in the Premier League in the last couple of seasons and now we'll hopefully see some home grown youngsters and our on loan foreign contingent coming through.
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  8. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Surprised about David Sesay. I thought he was meant to be one of our brightest prospects.
  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Hopefully your right..

    Guess that is why Andy Scott has been brought in.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
  10. wingco

    wingco Academy Graduate

    We released George Byers and he's on the verge of starting for Swansea. So I don't think being released is always a sign of players not being good enough
  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  12. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Considering where the two clubs are now, I'd say being not quite good enough to get any minutes at Swansea is a sign of players not being good enough for us.
  13. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Academy Graduate

    Not content with signing Wilmot, we've also hired the man who developed him! Ex Stevenage manager Darren Sarll joins us as a senior youth manager.
  14. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    Just to add to Ágætis Byrjun's post...


    Former Stevenage manager, Darren Sarll has accepted a senior youth management role at Premier League Watford FC and will take up his new position next week.

    The 35 year old managed Stevenage for 2½ years before being replaced by Dino Maamria in March and Sarll has been working as Head of Technical Youth Development at Stevenage since the change.

    Chairman Phil Wallace said, “I am pleased for Darren. Any move to a Premier League club is an upward one and who knows how that might play out in the future. Darren has learnt a lot from his time at Stevenage and I have no doubt he will put it to good use in his new career.

    “We wish him all the very best and thank him for his efforts and significant contribution to our youth and first team development.”

  15. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Looks like he's an old buddy of Andy Scott's from his Brentford days. Assisted him at one point and I expect that's the plan again.

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