Where will we finish?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Sting, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    Enjoy all this while you can. Rightly or wrongly problems could start next season when the expectation will be higher, because the bar has now officially been raised.

    Odds are that at least one of AD, GD or RP will move on in the summer, Troy can't go on forever on his current performance levels. Recruitment team have quite a job on their hands.
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  2. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    My bet out of that lot is that Doucoure will go IF someone is prepared to pay the big fee. He won’t go on the cheap. There’s the suggestion that Pereyra would like to go back to Italy. I think he may be offered a new deal but if he doesn’t sign it, then we may look to offload him. And I suspect Deulofeu will court a move and his agent will do some interviews but ultimately he stays another year. Deeney will be 31 when the season starts again so no worries there really.

    I think there’s more chance of Gray wanting to leave if his football remains limited and Cucho and/or Lukebakio come in. His attitude to being benched is very good but I ultimately can’t see him wanting it to stay that way.

    Personally, if we can get £50 for Doucoure, I’d be courting Grealish if Villa don’t go up.
  3. At the moment 7th spot is in our own hands, we have 6 games left, so 5 wins and a draw will see us on 62 points; Wolves only have 5 games left, one of which is against us at The Vic, so they would have to beat us in that game and win their other 4 games too in order to make 62 points. So as long as we don't lose that game, A DRAW WILL BE GOOD ENOUGH, and win all our other games they CAN'T catch us and neither could anyone else.

    Therefore our destiny is in our own hands, a tall order to win all those games I know, but why not......................

  4. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    I doubt any of the teams chasing 7th will go undefeated to the end of the season. Including us.
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  5. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Is £50 big money these days, then? Hard times in the @Burnsy household?
  6. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I’m selling him cheap so I can afford a cup final ticket....
  7. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Merse saw the light 18 months ago.
  8. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    One buttock’s worth of a ticket.
  9. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    If the bar has been raised, we need a taller keeper.
  10. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    If we do qualify for the Europa League then it's possible that those key players could be persuaded to stay.
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  11. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    If Doucoure leaves, we’re going to have to hit the jackpot with his replacement. As we saw when he was injured, even after being below his best for most of the early season, we missed him badly. Very few players are capable of carrying the ball between the lines during transitions as effectively as he does. Sure his passing can be a little lazy or wayward at times, but he drives us forward, wins the ball constantly, and pops up with a decent number of goals.
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  12. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Hopefully we can get Kante to replace Doucoure.
  13. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    You'd get Grealish for less than 50 quid imo. Poor championship player.
  14. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    When Doucoure leaves we will need a new formation I think.
  15. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Three goalkeepers?
  16. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Doucourè is class and for me the one player we will really struggle to replace. Having said that he’s not played to his full potential this season, that’s not a complaint as he’s still my number one player we have, but it may effect how much teams would pay for him and for that reason I think (and massively hope) that we will keep him one more year.

    I’m not convinced either that GD would want to leave this summer, based on the fact this has probably been his best full season at a club, and even this one has included an injury spell and a few games in the bench. My guess is he’s going to want to stay here at a settled environment and have a great season and probably then go to a ‘bigger’ club.

    I think a Europa League spot will also convince the squad and the owners to keep this group together and only sell / release / loan out those not in Javi’s main plans.

    And this thread is about the chase for 7 th which I’m loving and believe we have a cracking chance. Be nice to have a Europa League spot before the cup final.
  17. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    It'll be very interesting to see which one of these we'll be offered 'a Richarlison' (an offer we can't refuse) for. My feeling is (and I'm throwing two more sets of initials into the mix) the likelihood of it happening is GD > AD > JG > RP > EC . But I wonder as they're all foreign (and not gormless English players) they'll know that another season in our shop window would be both extremely lucrative/beneficial to their future careers?
  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Who is JG?
  19. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Manager. And EC is only at the end of the list as he's 29.
  20. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Of course.

    I was wondering if Gomes was called Joey or some such in the dressing room.

    A nod to the great Liverpool team of 18-19.
  21. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I just don't think you understand.
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  22. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn First Year Pro

    Eric Clapton?
  23. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn First Year Pro

    Joe Gormley
  24. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    So enlighten me.
  25. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Less unlikely than you may think.

    This is Cliftonville's Joe Gormley.

    Hovvering on Pozzo's managerial radar?

  26. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    A logical Okaka replacement.
  27. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    He's Javi's man, he's better than Zidane.
  28. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

  29. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

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  30. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Hmm, bit of fairly harmless banter but setting us up for some stick if we don’t get 7th, and let’s be honest that’s still a 4 horse race even if we are looking like very slight favourites.
  31. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

  32. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's completely harmless. It says we want to finish 7th and qualify for Europe. Hold the back page! It's not like there's been a steady stream of interviews with our players in the last fortnight saying exactly that.
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  33. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Ah for gods sake it's fine.
    All publicity is good publicity.
    If we do achieve either 7th or the cup all is good.
    If we don't no one is going to care.

    Lots of people getting wound up by us is just testament to us doing well
  34. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    I think it'd be brilliant if we actually finished 8th and won the cup. Obviously winning the cup and getting europe would be incredible, but the meltdown from who ever finished 7th would be fun too.
  35. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    It doesn't just say that. It suggests the other clubs listed don't or are bottling it and will look pretty daft if we then lose tonight too.

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