Lucas Neill has just signed

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by hornetboy1, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Well, Beps is absolutely new to us, and is being faced with sorting out the defence in a squad built (if Nani thinks about requirements) on the principle that we'll try to score more than they do. We all need time to see how that works out.

    Lucas Neill we saw in his prime. Unless playing in the A-League has improved his game, the best I can say is that at least he isn't Kevin Muscat.
  2. zpms6

    zpms6 Reservist

    Amazing signing this. Assuming its Lucas from Liverpool?

    He can aid Tozser in doing as good a job as anyone could have hoped for in midfield

    On a more serious note, does this indicate our injury list is getting worse and worse or is it a signing for leadership/bit of bite?

    Hope he proves a success!
  3. Malteser

    Malteser Squad Player

    You leave Kevin Muscat out of it..he's half Maltese! :)

    My only reservation about this KIND of signing (not criticising the player himself) is I really want to see us using the rest of the season to build for 2014-15. While I appreciate we have to try and win games this season, and still have a mathematicial chance of the play offs, I don't see the point of giving regular gametime to players who we don't think will form part of next season's promotion attempt. Let's start building on-field partnerships now, so there's less need for too much change in the summer.
  4. The PozzMan

    The PozzMan Squad Player

    Nobody else see him finishing his career at the World Cup and joining the coaching set up?
  5. King Dev

    King Dev Squad Player

    Paste coming out of his ears this man, quickest defence in the league? Can't wait to see him play with Hall and Cassetti.
  6. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Sounds like he needs to see a doctor.
  7. willia6691

    willia6691 Reservist

    That's exactly what springs to my mind, there an interview on Yiu tube with him stating that he wants to see more Australian coaches testing themselves across Europe.
  8. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Can't speak Italian. Won't fit in. Has his eyes on Sannino's job.

    It's a crikey from me.
  9. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    I... I... Erm... What?
  10. Hornet23

    Hornet23 First Team

    Signed Lucas Neill mate, read the article.
  11. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    Another short term desperate signing to plug gaps

    We aren't going up or down, so why bother?
  12. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Bit of a pointless signing and what's the betting he either gets injured or sent off in his first match
  13. Sit Down

    Sit Down Academy Graduate

    Completely pointless signing & another example of why Nani should be outed as soon as possible. Should be building for the future!!

  14. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    A strange one for sure. Dont know what else to say. :confused:
  15. Irishorn

    Irishorn Gael Force

    Baffled by this signing. Hope he does well, but strategically makes no sense. He is not a long term prospect and we seem to be well covered in that area. I would like to hear some reasoning.
  16. JH93

    JH93 Squad Player

    We cry out for more experience in English leagues in the squad (squad, not necessarily the team) then complain when we sign someone who performed at an extremely high level in the Premier League for what, 10 years? Don't know why I'm surprised by that. If he can come in to 7 or 8 games and have as positive an impact on and off the pitch as Eustace, Hall etc may have then he's a good signing. He doesn't seem like the sort of player who would just sit around acting lazy either, especially with the World Cup this summer. Just think, with Belkalem for Algeria, Neill for Australia and Deeney 4 ingland, we could have a few Hornets at the World Cup!

    (All except the Deeney comment was meant seriously)
  17. gazzah100

    gazzah100 Reservist

    Is he one for the future?
  18. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    He won't be a Hornet by the time it comes to the WC and that's the main problem.

    Yes we all want more experience but PERMANENT experience would be nice or a season loan, coming in at this point of the season is useless.

    He's 35, not got a lot of legs left, he's here till the end of the season and he'll be gone again. His positive impact (if he has one) will last 7 games before he's gone again.

    We need stability, I'd rather play our own like Nos or let some of the youngsters have a few games, let them come off the bench etc.

    This signing may mean Sannino still thinks we're in the play-off hunt or that we're still in a relegation battle, either way for me this states that the club don't think the season is over.

    Unless Nani's doing Neil a favour..
  19. J.B

    J.B First Team

    I remember Barcelona trying to sign him a few years ago.
  20. magic

    magic Statto & Vordamen's lovechild

    We've really been screwed in terms of leadership since we let eustace leave. While he might not play all our remaining games. He's bound to offer something to the squad.
  21. 3000

    3000 Reservist

    Anyone would complain if they conceded the penalties we have this season. Im talking about the rest of the match, the little decisions that go against us. Yes, I do think it plays a massive part in our league.
  22. 3000

    3000 Reservist

    Seeing as Sannino is most likely going to be off in the summer does everyone really think he's going to bother building for the long term?
  23. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    We sign the captain of the Australian national football team on a cheap short term deal and there is absolute uproar. Jesus wept.
  24. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I think he may be a good little signing. Experienced, hardish, mouthy and cheap (I would think).
  25. muzz

    muzz First Year Pro

    If he is signed at the expense of our own contracted players (Hoban/Brown/Belkalem (loan-ish)) and with nowt to play for, what really is the point?? Wouldnt be suprised if he is our highest wage earner now also....
  26. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Definitely was a class player, it remains to be seen just how good he is now, potentially a good addition to the squad for the rest of the season?
  27. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    Lol this argument again. Pretty sure Jesus isn't crying if he has any sense.

    Rhys Williams - M'Boro
    Michael Zulo - Adelaide United
    Ryan McGowan - Shandog Lueanskdlklajoqeip (China)
    Jason Davidson - Heracles
    Alex Wilkinson - Jeonbuk (South Korea)
    Ivan Frajnic - Brisbane

    Them players are all playing at AWFUL levels except Rhys Williams.

    Lucas Neil's Australia caps hold about much weight as Diakite's Mali caps.

    We might aswell sign Pakistan's football team captain so my family finally know who Watford FC are.
  28. troppohorn

    troppohorn Reservist

    whoever thinks this signing is worthwhile is an idiot. I dont even know why we bothered with this. He's not going to care about the club, he just wants to stay fit for the world cup. There is no benefit to us in any way. Yes he played in the premier league but that was a long time ago now. He hasnt been with a club since November, and when he played here he was in a crap football team in a competition that is below league 1 level.
    We now have the Australian captain and the ex south korean captain playing for us.... pfft, we are a joke.
  29. SouthernHornet

    SouthernHornet Reservist

    I think it's not a bad signing for what it's worth
  30. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    The shirt he is holding up looks like Hall's or Harry Hornets, much too big for him
  31. Hornet23

    Hornet23 First Team

    Aw man, I'm an idiot!
  32. The signing is nothing to get excited about, but that's not to say its not worthwhile. Maybe with all the injuries we don't have sufficient defenders for the reserve games? Pay him a few quid as a stop gap - suits him and it suits us. Plus having an older head around the place might help the younger guys, whose heads seem to drop rather too quickly when things go wrong for my liking.
  33. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    I'd rather play O'Nien, but he could be a decent addition.
  34. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Squad Player

    Having seen Australian 'top flight' football first hand it is very poor yet no one was interested in him there except for some NSW State team who would be the equivalent of a Sunday pub team here. That is a worry.

    Still, he might be a good influence off the pitch and possibly a future defensive coach.
  35. Douglas Rinaldi

    Douglas Rinaldi Reservist

    To all those who have moaned about our recruitment policy under the Pozzos - is this not exactly the sort of experienced Championship calibre player that you've been crying out for? This signing is fine. He won't set the world on fire but is a known quantity at our level.

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