Moussa Sissoko

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  1. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member


    Decent debut. Taken off in due respect to his match fitness. Looked combative a little off the pace at times/ Fluffed his lines from Sarr's pass and also bumbled into his team mates.

    But given time this will be a shrewd acquisition as with Kucka, Etebo and Tufan. All four proven internationals. All tigrish and all have ability with the ball. Etebo was absolutely excellent today. How he struggled at Stoke beats me.

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  2. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Don’t think he’s very good.
  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Gave a lot of cheap fouls away .
  4. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    He's better than Kucka and Cleverley. The midfield three that finished the game is as good as it's going to get for us.
  5. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Thought he was out best player really, which doesn’t say much but he’s far from our biggest concern
  6. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Yeah, it was an average performance from him, but you're definitely not going to get consistently good performances in the Prem from Cleverley and Kucka, I liked the look of the midfield at the end of the game, hope Etebo's injury isn't too bad
  7. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Wow, I thought he was probably our best player certainly in the first half. Although it was a complete sea of crap out there.
  8. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    More or less this, again, one of the few who actually didn't play badly
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  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Seemed to get stuck in a bit more than some but not saying much .
  10. Leetanner

    Leetanner Academy Graduate

    The only midfield player to come out of that dross with any credit ,captains performance
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  11. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Yep, probably our only player to come out of today with any credit whatsoever.
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  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Probably helps he has that ability to at least compete in the midfield.

    The rest don't - maybe Kucka once did but he is looking like a 34 year old now.
  13. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    He’s looking like a 134 year old.
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  14. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    So we must all be in agreement that this guy is superb, what a signing he's been. I can't believe a more established club didn't sign him, he'd easily do a job for United, Everton, Southampton, Palace etc.
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  15. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Fitted in like a glove, a truly great signing!
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  16. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Could be the difference between staying up and going down. Will drag us through games this season.
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  17. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    His legs seem twice as long as any other player, just sticks them in anywhere and comes out with the ball.
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  18. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Playing like Doucoure at his best .
  19. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    Devoid of quality but makes up for it by being a human battering ram.

    Could have signed and not really bothered, but he's quite obviously a top professional, and you'd say the perfect choice for captain
  20. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Is also up and down more than any other player despite his relative age - nearer the end of games he's always the one chasing back into defence to harry and inspire/cajole some of our actual defenders into livening up - sets a brilliant example/shames them into performance.
  21. Leetanner

    Leetanner Academy Graduate

    Played well in every game long may it continue drags the team up the pitch with his energy like clevs showing the youngsters what hard work brings to the team
  22. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    Me and my brother were talking earlier at the game... Have we ever had a World Cup winner play for us before??
  23. Bubble

    Bubble Wise Oracle

    Disagree with 'devoid of quality'.

    You don't play 70 times for France and play in Champions League finals if you're 'devoid of quality'.

    His reading of the game in itself is a quality, as is spacial awareness and leadership. He does the simple things very well and is a machine in terms of stamina.

    A great player and a great signing.

    Exactly what we needed as our midfield was looking far too powderpuff before his arrival.
  24. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    We need to offer him an extended contract as I think he has only signed a short contract to the end of the season, or am I mixing him up with someone else?
  25. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Nkoulou I think, pretty sure Sissoko is contracted until the end of next season
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  26. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I think you might be right, I said I might be wrong, but I knew someone was only on a short contract. Having said that, unless he turns out to be injury prone maybe we should offer Nkoulou a longer contract as he has looked pretty good so far as well.
  27. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    Agree with Nkoulou, assuming we can get a run of games from him. The quality is there and is already our best CB I think but no point if he's frequently injured.
  28. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    He's definitely not devoid of quality. For a start he's arguably the best pure dribbler in the squad. When he wants to he can go past people with ease, which is brilliant to progress the ball through midfield and take us up the pitch.

    He's been a fantastic signing.
  29. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    Signing French central midfielders cast-off by Spurs seems a very fruitful avenue for us.

    I wonder if we'll somehow end up with Ndombele at some point in the future.
  30. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Yeah, even at his age, the burst of pace he’s got and how he covers the distance is sublime.

    Twice the player Doucoure ever was.
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  31. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    I think it's very easy to write players off once they turn 30 (probably why it took Capoue so long to get a move away even though he was our best midfielder for a long time), but Jesus Sissoko is good. May not be the silkiest, but what he does is certainly not easy, and it's so very important
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  32. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Leadership too. Watching the video the club put out yesterday, it’s Sissoko walking off at HT, 2-0 up, correcting Dennis for something that he’d obviously not done quite right. Not settling for what we had, pushing to be better and keep doing what we needed to do. Love seeing that. He’s superb.
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  33. Heidar

    Heidar Reservist

    I still can't believe we convinced him to join Watford. Should still be playing at the highest level of the game.
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  34. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Probably a factor is that he did not have to uproot his family from friends and schools. After Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham, not many other options around the M25. I think he has a two years deal, and if we go down some Premier League team will no doubt snap him up at the price we paid.
  35. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    I think he’s looking a lot more effective now that Louza’s sat behind him, allowing him to roam forward whenever the mood takes him.

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