(2) Jeremy Ngakia

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  1. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

  2. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    He was born after we got relegated from the Premier League in 2000. This makes me feel pretty old.
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  3. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK Reservist

    They all look so young these days, especially the policemen. Now, what did I come on here for again?
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  4. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    “I’m over the moon to be here at a great club like Watford.” “I like the way the club is run, because there are a lot of young talents that are starting to come to Watford, like Domingos Quina and Tom Dele-Bashiru.”

    I got the impression he thought we were still in the Premier League too. I hope no one tells him the truth.
  5. Tbf even if he had stayed at spam at his age he would normally be looking to go somewhere on loan for a season or two, so there’s no real negative for him
  6. The Recluse

    The Recluse Reservist

  7. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Seems like this lad was in demand so hopefully he will prove to be an excellent signing.
  8. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    When you learn the club you've just signed for are no longer in the Premier League

  9. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    Of course it goes against the current narrative that he’s useless, the devil in human form and the person at the club responsible for all our woes etc, but Ngakia will go down as the last signing made by our now former Technical Director. And most of us seem quite pleased with this one.

    Who knows, if next season the likes of Ngakia, Sarr, Deulofeu, Pedro, Quina, Welbeck , Dele-Bashiru, Suarez and more established players he helped sign such as Foster, Cleverley and Chalobah have good seasons, maybe history will remember him slightly more favourably.

    Still doesn’t excuse not signing better defenders last summer though or the expensive failures such as AG. But a bit of balance is never a bad thing.
  10. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    I dunno, I think for £1m Adlene Guedioura was okay business.
  11. Rookery Refugee

    Rookery Refugee Reservist

    Who signed Doucoure?
  12. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Fun fact: Guedioura is currently being managed by.....Jokanovic
  13. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    I didn’t include Doucoure in my list as I’m not expecting him to still be with us this season.
  14. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    I like him, seems very straightforward.

    "Yeah, honestly, great, 100% yeah, great"
  15. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Has this **** not got a number yet? #PozzosOut
  16. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Hopefully we can sign his colleagues , N’Charlie, N’Chang, N’NoseTrumpet.
  17. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Played very well in the friendly yesterday. Flashes of the mighty Juan Carlos Paredes’ debut.
  18. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    This guy is looking good, lets hope he can keep it up because if he can he's gonna be a star :cool:
  19. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Mightily impressive performance. A sloppy pass up the line straight out of play but the throughball to Dom was perfection. Can only see him getting better.
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  20. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Squad Player

    If I am honest I wasn't convinced about him starting at right back but I was really impressed by him yesterday.
  21. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Very comfortable on the ball. Should thrive under Ivic and his direction of playing out from the back. Unlike the last couple of seasons when the back line have treated the ball as the enemy. Wilmot is another and Estupinan was a class above. All bodes well for retaining possession which Ivic likes. Either by pressing it back or just keeping hold of it.
  22. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Another fine signing by the club
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  23. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Reservist

    I was genuinely amazed by how well he played. You can see why he forced his way into the West Ham first team. I'm surprised he joined us because he appears good enough for the prem.
  24. He’s got his head screwed on and whoever is advising him is doing it well, what he needs is games and this year he will get them. Had he stayed at Spam they may have loaned him out to a championship club anyway for a year.
  25. mindthegap

    mindthegap Academy Graduate

    JN has got to be starting again.
    He is so much better defensively than Kiko and surely will only improve offensively.
    Another goal conceded yesterday from the right wasn't surprising neither was Kiko MIA.
    We have Sarr on the right so don't need Kiko overcommitting and leaving gaping holes for the opposition to exploit and dragging Wilmot,Cathcart and WTE out of position.
    If Ivic insists on playing Kiko put him on the left with King Ken further up because at least we will know King Ken will cover.
  26. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Bet he is thinking why did he bother.

    Probably be on the bench at West Ham.
  27. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Exactly my thoughts a 433: -

    Ngakia; Kabaselle; Ekong; Kiko
    Hughes; Capoue; Sema
    Sarr Perica Pedro
  28. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    Ngakia wasn't a WB when we signed him and clearly Ivic doesn't rate him as one. If we play three at the back, which we are likely to permanently (despite the Masina hype), he'll hardly start if Kiko is fit.
  29. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Definitely more of a defensive full-back rather than a marauding wing-back, but he's been fine there when he has played. I would obviously love to see him play more though in fairness Kiko has done pretty well and it's definitely not one of our bigger issues right now
  30. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    He really, really hasn't. He's put a couple of decent crosses in (literally a couple) whilst continuing to be useless at the back and at fault for goals. People are desperate to give him a pass. Has always been s**t, little has changed in the Championship.

    Ngakia is a much better defender, stronger, at least as quick and actually goes past people pretty well on the occasions he tries. He's a very competent technical footballer and I think he could quite easily become a very good, complete wing back - he certainly has a far higher ceiling and much, much more time to develop than Femenia.

    Stunting his developing in favour of f**king Femenia is insanity, but completely unsurprising.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2020
  31. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Spot on really. God knows how many times he was put in against Rangers and I cant remember one telling cross. A weakness all around who is interfering with Ngakias development. Femenia and Capoue are really ******* me off with their carefree attitudes
  32. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Squad Player

    Kiko has been our only consistent player this season.
  33. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Yeah, consistent 4-5/10 performances.
  34. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Looks like another player who joins the club as a young, exciting talent and begins with a few good performances and then it's all downhill from there.

    Incredibly reliant on his right foot so we shove him into a LB position and also 'coach' any attacking ability out of his game with our dull, depressing style of football under Ivic and Xisco.
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  35. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Cramp in the 70th minute. Like he’s a competition winner picked for the first time or something. Embarrassing.

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