Which Ex-player, From The Pozzo Era, Would You Add To This Squad?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by folkestone orn, Dec 24, 2020.

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Which ex Pozzo player would you add to this squad?

  1. Ighalo

    4 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. Vydra

    17 vote(s)
    21.8%
  3. Abdi

    46 vote(s)
    59.0%
  4. Toszer

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  5. Doucoure

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  6. Richarlison

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  7. Fessi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Ake

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Guedioura

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  10. Watson

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  11. A. N Other

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Once brought a Swedish friend to a game at the Vic and he informed us that the correct way of pronouncing Joel Ekstrand's name was Yo-el-eh Ek-eh-strand(trilled 'r')-uh.

    Abdi.

    Also worth remembering in light of our current situation that Guedioura featured for us that season as the result of two loan deals, one from November to December and the other from the end of February onwards - from there, he strongly helped drive us to promotion. We needed that injection of momentum from him back then, and we were a settled team with three strikers capable of scoring 20 a season in this division. Now, we do not have one. All this highlights just how imperative it is that we are not stagnant in the upcoming window.
     
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  2. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Abdi.

    Maybe Cassetti though, loved him.
     
  3. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    That video shows a string of passes of the type that none of our midfield are attempting this season.
     
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  4. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Goodness, what a touch that man had.

    I guess because every game wasn’t televised, and being out of the country, the promotion season for me was mostly Jon Marks and Derek Payne commentary, I didn’t see as 90 minutes out of that team as I would have liked. I really didn’t remember/appreciate properly how big of an in impact he had on our side.

    That said, I can’t look beyond Abdi. A majestic footballer.
     
  5. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    Abdi, Vydra, if we're allowed two.
    But Deeney of then, not of now was a good goal scorer, and I'd have all three.
    Watching the clips above and comparing the pace and positivity with now - dear oh dear.
     
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  6. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    We never replaced the greatness of Abdi. The premier league campaign was two years too late to show him in his Pomp. But his first season was truly remarkable. Without doubt the most talented midfield playmaker I have ever personally witnessed play for the hornets.

    Ake? Overrated IMHO. Half the player that John McClelland was, but in terms of Pozzo signing if he could have kept him Fit Hall, Younis Kaboul was a more dominant defender.

    Watson? Personal bias would prefer Eustace who was far better. But surely Doucoure smashes that.
     
  7. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Mo Johnson, a real "Fox in the Box" and I know he is not from the Pozzo era :cool:
     
  8. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    I chucked Ake in there because he did a good job at left-back. Wasn't Eustace pre-Pozzo?

    Abdi was class, no doubt. The most talented player we had in Pozzo Championship seasons imo. The question is, who would improve this team the most? Some will argue the quality is already there, we just need some leadership, others will argue we just need better players!
     
  9. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    John Eustace was still with us for the first Pozzo season. He only made a few appearances, including one in the first Cup game at Man City (not the one where we went 2-0 up), but he was still club captain.
     
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  10. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Abdi obviously. Vydra as well. Last night Vydra would have scored at least once
     
  11. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    So which one?
     
  12. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I'll go with Abdi
     
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  13. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    I think the obvious one is Ranegie, a natural goal scorer who would make all the difference.

    If I could take 2, I’d take Jean Alain Fanchone for obvious reasons.
     
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  14. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Ighalo, he'd score goals at this level
     
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  15. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Josh Mceachran or Samba Diakite would help us dominate possession
     
  16. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Cholevas - his dead ball work was cruelly under-rated...
     
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  17. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Just LOL at anyone who hasn't said the best player ever to play for our club, deulofeu.
     
  18. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Ha!
     
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  19. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    Agree with Fitz Hall. Proper centre half, could play and won the fight !!
    Kaboul was a good player but could switch off tho ..
     
  20. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    Fantastic player but IMO Barnes just shades it and those of an older vintage
    might say Tony Currie like Pele or Best , Messi or Ronaldo or IMO Maradona
    there are no right or wrong answers with true greats
     
  21. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    Recently discovered his nickname was One Size! :D
     
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  22. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    One size Fitz Hall !!!
     
  23. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Still r playa m8. Coming back in Jan windo!!!
     
  24. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Oh do keep up!
     
  25. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Not sure if this is an ironic post but his dead ball work was also absolutely rubbish... it was just slightly better than what we’ve got now.
     
  26. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Shirely your post implies that his inclusion to the latest squad would be an improvement.

    ISTR his Eulogy Thread had details/stats (from @reids?) of just how many goals he was 'involved' in... If I get some time this afternoon I'll have a trawl...
     
  27. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    1- Abdi
    2- Vydra
    3 - Hall if fit
     
  28. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    I went for Vydra after all those fluffed chances against Norwich.

    Not picking Abdi felt somehow wrong though.
     
  29. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Has Fabrinni got two b’s or two n’s?
     
  30. I'd add Gerard Deulofeu
     

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