Watford Academy/U23

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by wfc78, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. The Recluse

    The Recluse First Year Pro

    A slow start with clumsy touches throughout. Difficult to say how he did defensively because Hull were very poor, they offered no real threat going forward, but his tackling was clumsy at times and close control erratic. He didn't overlap very often considering the space made by Hungbo and after crossing for the second goal by supporting/overlapping it seemed a wasted opportunity not to do so more often. He took his goal well but for a seasoned pro against such weak opponents he didn't stand out as such.

    Prodl started well, communicated nicely with the young centre-back Hudson throughout. Snuffed out the high ball easily against a much smaller forward and passed well out of defence to begin with before floating aimless/misdirected balls to nobody as the 2nd-half progressed when short passes were usually there either wide or through the middle.

    Considering he missed a lot of football through injury in the second half of last season it wasn't so surprising Prodl faded as the game went on but Zeegelaar just looked like a jobbing pro for the most part.
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  2. The Recluse

    The Recluse First Year Pro

    Following last weeks 5-1 drubbing of a weakened Bolton Wanderers side, the u18s this morning beat Birmingham City 4-0. It was City's first game of the season.

    Last weeks scorers were James Matthews, JJ McKiernan, Dominic Hutchinson, Jordan Harrison & Sonny Blu Lo-Everton.

    Hutchinson (2), Ryan MacLean & Matthews were the scorers today.
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  3. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Great result, are we top of the league?
  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Some good finishing and defensive play...

    1st team take note!
  5. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    Who’s tonight’s mystery trialist?
  6. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  7. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    We've won 2 games. Has that ever happened at U23 level before?
  8. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Sorry misread the Tweets !!
  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Given first team call ups, Bolton must have been playing their u13s.
  11. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Pozzo’s invested heavily here.

    It’s the Pozzo model.
  12. No I don't think so, not in the same season.
  13. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Rumours are it's Kaylen Hinds (ex Arsenal and Wolfsburg)
  14. Jeff...

    Jeff... Academy Graduate

    0B1B7F98-912B-4FEC-A887-E6B0569E3DC7.jpeg Max Thompson leaves Chelsea after being offered a contract there and signs a 2 year here. Watched him a few times at Chelsea and can’t wait to see more of him. Playing for the U18’s he has already scored against Bolton in their opening game of the season.
  15. Stuey

    Stuey Reservist

    So, are you a converted Chelsea supporter or Max's dad?
  16. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Jeff Thompson?
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  17. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    It's Gino.
  18. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

  19. Surest sign yet that Doucs is off.
  20. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Signing players from Chelsea and Man City. What a summer it has been!
  21. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    We certainly seem to be scooping up some young talent. If one or two of these go on to sell for Lukebakio size fees then it'll be proved to be a very wise strategy.
  22. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Fast in his day but must be pushing 70 now. It’s a ‘no’ from me.
  23. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Opened the window, snuck this guy in and then slammed it shut again.

    Gino does it again. Comes alive in the window don’t he!!!??
  24. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Good luck to the lad. Would be great to see some of these youngsters make it through to our first team
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  25. The Recluse

    The Recluse First Year Pro

    July 8th over in the academy/u23 thread...

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  26. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    You’ll have a bloody long wait I’d bet.
  27. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    With Deeney at the club this poor lad will see retirement before he’s given a run of games, no matter how good he is.
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  28. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    That was Jeff Thomson aged 69.

    An Australian with no links with Watford, the Pozzos or football.

    Different man.
  29. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    Would rather see them play for us.
  30. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Could do with his brother Adam back.
  31. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Unbelievable, Jeff...
  32. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    I know this is going to be controversial, but I am prepared to wager that Deeney will be dropped from the first team before his 50th birthday.
  33. The Recluse

    The Recluse First Year Pro

    Dan Phillips to Hemel Hempstead for 6 months. They play in the Isthmian League Premier Division.
    Combative central midfielder, 18 years old, excellent opportunity.

    Harry Hudson to Cray Wanderers for 1 month. They play in the National League South.
    Calm centre back, also 18 years old. Good experience, also allows the two new centre backs (Barrett & Spencer-Adams) to bed in.

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  34. If IDS has his way that won't be until the 2076/77 season. Walking football anyone?
  35. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    hi max

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