Without The Pozzo

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by pleaseenterthenamebywh, Jan 15, 2021.


Take your pick

  1. Wigan

    3 vote(s)
  2. Bolton

    3 vote(s)
  3. Portsmouth

    4 vote(s)
  4. Charlton

    10 vote(s)
  5. Blackpool

    5 vote(s)
  6. Bury

    5 vote(s)
  1. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Though you have to love dropping Man Utd into the conversational mix when they've been protesting their owners ever since they were bought. Which included league wins, Champions League wins and World record transfers.

    Guess they are just a bunch of bedwetters.
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  2. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

    It's been the 2nd best 8 year period in Watford's history you fool. That is 'success' for a club with our history.

    Football fans are very stupid and fickle, I know for a fact there were angry Man Utd fans in 2006 after 3 seasons of no titles or getting beyond the CL last 16. Gary Neville brings this era up regularly.
  3. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    All of those clubs are far more successful than us. What ludicrous comparisons.
  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well it was only a few months ago they wanted the current manager sacked...

    Now a win tomorrow and Man U will be 6 points clear at the top of the league.

    Things can change quickly I guess.

    Lety's hope Gray and Deeney if selected can prove that...
  5. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Ah, 'you know for a fact'. I'm convinced!
    Well, I can certainly think of one who fits that bill.
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  6. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

    Does a cat become a lion if it view's itself as a lion?
  7. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Look at how far we've come!
  8. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

    What are you expectations for the club then? What should Watford's minimum standard be? I'm really really interested to hear this.
  9. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    Noone needs to tell me anything, I can make up my own mind. :D
  10. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    I think you should be even more really really interested to learn the distinction between 'success' and 'failure', and how that relates to a club's goals and performance season-on-season.
  11. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

    You can't answer my question can you? What should Watford be achieving?

    You and many others seem to be suggesting that the current board are a problem and holding this club back.
  12. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

    We will be able to get work permits for players who have played top flight football for a few seasons, Udinese have plenty of those.
  13. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Yes, because it's oh-so difficult to answer; you've tied us up in rhetorical knots, you genius!

    If you can't see a trend forming very clearly and over a prolonged period of time in front of your eyes, nor recognise the potential consequences, that's your problem, not anyone else's.
  14. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Or, @Jumbolina, if you fancy more of a challenge, go argue with my ex wife
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  15. Loyalhornet

    Loyalhornet First Year Pro

    It is most likely we would have continued to be a championship club with fluctuating form. At times flirting with the playoffs and relegation. We may have gone down . Or maybe gone up , but would almost certainly have not survived more than one season in the premier league and it would probably have been utterly miserable to watch .

    The Pozzos have given us some amazing memories , which we would most likely have never had .
  16. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    So listen to some things they say and believe in them but ignore other things that don't fit your argument.

    Quite laughable how flimsy your argument is.
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  17. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

    "From - Berko" this explains everything.
  18. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Oh dear, ad hominem, and I would so have expected better from you :(

    Oh wait, no, that was some other poster. This is totally on point. Carry on.
  19. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

    I've probably read everything they've put out over the past 9 years. It's great they are ambitious, but it is very difficult to turn that into a reality without being able to spend billions. A small club is always in danger of remaining a small club unless everything goes to perfection.
  20. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Weak. Weak. Weak.
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  21. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    It won't cover it. Not to mention we'll still be paying Gray, Cathcart, Dawson, Deeney (?), Cleverly and will need to fund a team of replacements. I do like your blind faith though.
  22. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Not having unsustainable levels of external debt would be good. Anything after that is a bonus.
  23. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    I doubt we would be mirroring any of those sides. I am sure we would probably be a lower mid table championship club. We haven't been out of the top two divisions in English football since the mid 90s. We always struggled financially but did okay on the pitch.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2021
  24. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Don't necessarily think we'd have been on the brink or anything, but we might have dropped into League 1 and become a Rotherham or Barnsley type team
  25. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    In 2002
  26. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

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  27. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

    In all seriousness that poll was a total wind up. My only point really is we would be close to where we are and where we've been under the Pozzo's than without them.

    You middle-aged divorced men are very easy to wind up.
  28. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

    Perfect moment for a typo. We WOULDN'T BE close*
  29. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Terrible effort, 2/10.
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  30. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Disagree we have had about 10 years in the top division since Oxford graced it and only spent one season out of the top two divisions in the last 39 years, our crowds out of the PL were three times their average.

    Forest, Portsmouth, Wigan amongst others have won major honours but I’m sure would be happy to swap with us!
  31. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    I dunno. I’ve been talking to Lloyd’s ex-wife all evening and she seems keen.
  32. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Forest!!?? Double European cup winners would swap with us? No chance!
  33. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I actually meant their current predicament and state of the club!
  34. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

  35. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    Sounds like where I came in.....

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