2021/2022 Transfer Window Grade

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Dr. Roland, Aug 2, 2021.


How do you grade this transfer window

  1. A*

    1 vote(s)
  2. A

    7 vote(s)
  3. B

    23 vote(s)
  4. C

    10 vote(s)
  5. D

    3 vote(s)
  6. E

    2 vote(s)
  7. F

    0 vote(s)
  8. U

    2 vote(s)
  1. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Wouldn't say Rose is the 'finished article' yet after so long off the pitch, he was caught out a few times against Norwich, but there were some classy passes forward that would almost certainly be beyond Masina (even against a team as open as Norwich). Etebo has probably been our best midfielder this season and will be nice and rested for Newcastle, Sissoko too looks a good signing, and hopefully we see Tufan and Louza tomorrow and they can begin to find their feet. Dennis has been fantastic, probably our best signing so far, hopefully the penny has dropped, it's flabbergasting that a man of his talents has fewer Nigeria caps than Isaac Success! Cucho had his moments early on, although hasn't done much since the Palace game, King seems to be working his way back into form nicely, a lovely assist on Saturday, and hopefully the first goal comes soon! As for Fletcher, I was a bit perplexed at the time as I thought there was little chance of us getting rid of both Deeney and Gray, but we probably can't rely on King to be fit all season, and Dennis and JP will either not be available all season, or may be needed out wide, so we did need a player happy to sit on the sidelines waiting for his chance. Obviously won't feature much, but I was glad to see him get his goal against Palace, that's never a bad thing
  2. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Now the dust has settled and we ve seen the players perform , I’d give the window a B+.
    That’s with the caveat that one of Louza or Tufan provides the technical ability we require in midfield .
    A lack of signing a first team CB was difference between getting an A.

    However bearing in mind we signed almost a whole new first team attack and midfield , whilst making a small profit is very impressive .
  3. Dr. Roland

    Dr. Roland Academy Graduate

    I find it slightly painful that our only hope for creativity (except Sarr) is one player who has looked completely out of his depth and another who hasn't kicked a ball for us yet. I appear to be wrong about Dennis. He has been one of our more dangerous players but again, his creativity is mainly from being a nuisance. He's an opportunist, who mainly appears to play on the counter or feed off the mistakes of the opposition. It really would have been good, for our hopes of survival as well as spectators to have some other source of considered threat.
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  4. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    An “opportunist” striker is exactly what we’ve needed up front for years.
  5. Dr. Roland

    Dr. Roland Academy Graduate

    It would be better if we had more than one other person (Sarr) in the squad who can be routinely relied on (even that is a push) to create opportunities for him.

    When Sarr leaves, I really hope they have several creative players lined up to replace him. We probably won’t sign another single player of Sarr’s quality for the next decade or longer. Would have been good to get maybe just 1 other in this window. Maybe that is their plan for January?

    In some ways we are more reliant on Sarr than that Villa team was on Grealish. Villa already had Watkins and McGinn. Then signed Ings, Buendia and Bailey.
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  6. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I think that’s a little pessimistic about not signing another player of Sarr’s quality for a decade. One thing’s for sure, though, it won’t be a British player. It’ll be another relatively unknown foreigner tempted over to play in England.
  7. Dr. Roland

    Dr. Roland Academy Graduate

    Next ten might be a slight exaggeration.

    Please give me a list of potential contenders for players we've had at club since 01 who had as much quality as Sarr, whilst being at Watford?

    I think you could make a case for Richarlison, Delf and Young.

    Any others?
  8. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    In terms of pedigree and reputation-Pereyra.

    João Pedro, will be excellent too.
  9. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Leo Belleck
  10. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    Hard to answer, I love him but he's like 60% athlete, 40% technical.

    Whereas someone like Abdi, I'd say had a far, far better footballing brain than Sarr does. Ighalo scored sixteen Premier League goals, will Sarr ever do that?

    Even in The Championship, Vydra & prime Deeney put up better numbers and probably looked more effective.
  11. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Aside from the ones other people have offered, I'd say Danny Rose for sure. He might be out of shape but he's definitely a top tier player; he just oozes class with some of the passes he makes.

    Welbeck arguably did too, albeit he was injured most of the time while here (and then bafflingly not played when fit), but he's definitely a quality player.

    I'd also suggest Capoue and Doucoure, both excellent players in their roles.
  12. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Well he has four in the first six games already, so I would say it’s perfectly possible.
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  13. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Best players in EPL for Watford under Gino…

    In no particlur order

    1- Ighalo
    2- Holebas
    3- Capoue
    4- Delefeu
    5- Sarr
    6- Behrami
    7- Foster
    8- Doucoure
    9 - Deeney
    10- Richarlison
  14. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Forestieri probably had similar numbers to put this into context!
  15. Dr. Roland

    Dr. Roland Academy Graduate

    I think Sarr will go for the most money in the Pozzo era to be honest, just because his ceiling whilst in a Watford shirt is much higher than any of the other players who can even be compared to him under Pozzo.
  16. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    I agree, but can you seriously see Gino being sensible with the money? Let's say for example we get 30M. That could easily buy a new RB, CB and possibly a new GK if the scouts do a decent job. Or, would he let it go to his head and splash out on another luxury midfielder?
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  17. Dr. Roland

    Dr. Roland Academy Graduate

    To be honest. I'd be impressed if any of it gets re-invested in the squad at all.

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