[NOT HAPPENING] Ethan Laird

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by LeedsOrn, Jul 28, 2022.

  1. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    I hope Edwards judgement isn't that poor in the case of TDB. No way he's worse than Cleverly
     
  2. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team


    Fact based examples can only , by their very nature , be from the past . Otherwise they would be speculations .

    And facts are generally agreed to be a solid way to build and present an argument on . Certainly better then hyperbole and myopic subjectivity .
     
  3. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Anyway when is this xxxx signing ? Has he missed his personal helicopter flight from Manchester as well.
     
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  4. Crezzy95

    Crezzy95 Academy Graduate

    [Not Happening]
     
  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Another Twitter suggestion that he rejected us - would that be likely?

    Closer to home at Preston and maybe thinks he is more likely to play at a settled club.
     
  6. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    Maybe he asked Garner for some advice.
     
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  7. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Heads up, mods @domthehornet @HappyHornet24 etc a phone number is shown in the post that @NathWFC is quoting here, it's not mine, not sure if it's Nath's, or a mods somehow?
     
  8. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks I've removed and will look into what happened.
     
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  9. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Probably one of the burners for one of my sock accounts. I've probably got weirdos leaving voicemails right now.
     
  10. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Thanks Dom for sorting and thanks @WatfordTalk for alerting us. Sorry - I’m down in Cornwall at the moment so not on here as frequently as normal.
     
  11. So you're on holiday whilst us workers are sweltering in this heat ...why don't you just rub it in ? :)
     
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  12. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    I hope it rains every day. Copiously.
     
  13. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Our crops do need a good bit of watering!:)
     
  14. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Seriously, can this hot weather **** off? A curse on Exxon and pals!
     
  15. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    And yet a so called coach at the club sees fit to have a hose pipe on for half an hour for the last eight days for a water fight for the "sports camp" venture with the cricket club oiks.
    In the hottest summer on record.
    Spare me!
    Is this chap coming or not?
     
  16. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    Mike McGrath
    @mcgrathmike
    · 19m
    Manchester United have agreed a season-long loan deal for Ethan Laird to move to #QPR, according to sources at Old Trafford #MUFC @TeleFootball
     
  17. Booooooooooooooooo !
     
  18. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Reservist

    Funny way of spelling Preston.
     
  19. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

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  20. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Tough to swallow. With Sarr and Gaspar he wasn't going to get the minutes required by Man Utd I suppose.
    But no doubt Sarr is off and we could possibly be down to one RWB. Maybe they're looking at the Arsenal guy instead.
     
  21. Stuey

    Stuey Reservist

    Sorry, I disagree to an extent. I presume that Gaspar was the main target with Laird the back-up target (I am speculating here by the way). We secured the main target and cooled on signing Laird (we have Ngakia as well, don't think we need 3 RBs.)
     
  22. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I’m in Portugal where it’s slightly cooler than the UK
     
  23. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Am looking forward to him playing a blinder against us when we play QPR in a 3 weeks
     
  24. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    There goes the fantasy some people had cooked up that Gaspar was playing RCB and we’d be recruiting a pacy right wing back
     
  25. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

  26. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Yeah seems to be the case.

    Shame as Laird looks a lot more exciting going forward.
     
  27. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    Laird as a wingback over Gaspar for sure. But happy to have Gaspar onboard as a personality and would expect he'd settle as the RCB.

    To play RE's system correctly, you need a high energy player in the wingback position. I like Gaspar a lot, but that's not his game.

    But, reading between the lines, it seems that Gaspar has come in as the wingback, which has surprised me, and if that is the case, why were they after Laid anyway? It makes no sense to sign two RWB's as both would want to be first choice, or else they wouldn't sign.
     
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  28. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    Your speculation is of course possible, but it reads that it was very much Laid/United who didn't want to do the deal after losing assurances of first team football, which Watford must have given initially or else it wouldn't have gone as far down the line as it did.

    Ngakia seems to be on his way out. Links to Hull, no involvement in the first team so far, and is clearly not a wingback. He's more of a traditional fullback, so I can't see him getting too much game time under Edwards.
     
  29. Maybe "like a new player" Ngakia will now be given a reprieve ?
     
  30. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Likeliest thing seems to be we wanted Laird, Edwards was happy with that and was going through. Then we were unexpectedly offered Gaspar on a free, can't turn a bargain down so took him, Laird and United took one look at that and thought we weren't serious about game time and his development so shelved it. I presume United also charge loan fees for their in-demand youngsters.

    Thought it was interesting that Edwards made the point that Gaspar isn't 'a flyer' when he signed but can hopefully help us in other ways. Seemed an odd comment and perhaps reading too much into it but given that his wing backs were his primary source of creating chances in his last team and Gaspar is much more defensive than Laird, read it as 'good player obviously but not the profile I was after'.

    Be interesting to see who has the better season, my money is on Laird...
     
  31. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Yep, Gaspar isn't what Edwards wanted but Gaspar is what Edwards got. Expect to see Kamara filling in on the right quite a few times this season.
     
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  32. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

  33. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    The club can at least tell us that they tried to get a homegrown RWB. Leaving Edwards with a slow 31 year old Spaniard was just unavoidable unfortunately.
     
  34. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

    Imagine my shock

    Replace the sarcasm of superstar RWB from Belgium with slow, legs have gone 31 yr old Spanish RB, and there you have it.

    Giaretta is an absolute joke. Would not shock me in the slightest if he is somehow involved with all the MB mess. Hence the large agent fees etc, keeping him sweet. I wanted Giraldi out, but my word would I take him back in a heartbeat over this gigantic clown. Giaretta must be sacked.
     
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  35. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Haha. Dread to think what a mess they are going to make of this squad before deadline day.
     
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