Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by tonycotonstache, Mar 13, 2023.
The first step - now will Pozzo turn up?
For anyone interested, the confirmation.
There is a lot of information on their Twitter feed also. If Peter submits anymore information before or after the event I will post it for you all to view, with his consent of course.
As I often say when Watford are 2-0 up with 10 minutes to go: “Nothing can go wrong now…”
“Regretfully an unavoidable business commitment has resulted in Gino Pozzo being otherwise engaged. His position on the panel will be taken by Richard Walker”.
I think based our past experiences, that is one statement we had better try to forget for the here and now, and going forward. But it's the perfect analogy to sum up our season though. Spineless to the end.
So what date does this get cancelled? I’m going with dinner time on the 13th.
No chance this is going ahead, nothing ever happens on a Thursday.
Well, I have to admit, I did not expect that! Well done DNSYE.
I will admit that I was wrong on this one.
“Regretfully an unavoidable business commitment has resulted in Gino Pozzo being otherwise engaged. His position on the panel will be taken by Tommy Mooney”.
Oh hi there. Yes it's really happening and no matter what now can some of you more negative posters get behind it now.
Hope so after the hard work you have put in .
Good luck and hopefully everyone gets what they want out of the meeting .
Excellent. Now let’s hope we get some proper answers
We can but dream.
Still not sure why you expect me to get behind it? I have no interest in what the harmful Pozzo says. I just want him gone and will not attend a game until that happens. I’ve no interest in whatever sound bites he might come up with. (If he turns up of course.)
I do admit I have a morbid curiosity to see how Pozzo and Duxbury set about manipulating the audience though.
Yes that is the overall plan now. One of the good things about how the questions are being delivered means the club will not know in advance, so have no real chance to prepare stock answers. Doesn't mean they won't find a way to deliver stock answers on the spot mind. Obviously, questions asked will be correctly selected and any silly ones left out. Whoever, or however this is done will be representing more or less the entire Watford fanbase, so a good deal of professionalism will be levied.
Well it's happening so half of the negativity on this thread is now obsolete.
Amazing work from Peter to get to this point.
If I get the chance to be there if won't be as a fanboy. It would be of a middle aged man that's seen us great, middling and dreadful. I want to know the same things you probably do so let's give it a chance now hey!
Plus give credit to the ones on this thread that have tried to change the mindset a little.
I was cynical about it, but mainly what will come of out of Pozzo and Duxbury's mouths. I still am and think it will be a platitude-fest, but the fact remains that fans are actually getting to question them in person.
They successfully navigated all the hurdles the club put out for them, most of which seemed deliberate attempts to make it not happen. Well done to them for cornering the slippery pair.
It’s never really been about the event itself. We can debate all day the merits of various formats, venues, dates etc. but when it really comes down to its 100% about the answers given. And if they’re a load of waffle the whole thing’s for nought in my view.
If we get full disclosure and honest, credible answers and Gino making unambiguous commitments on the record I’ll doff my cap to the organisers. It remains to be seen though if those who have organised it or have ‘tried to change the mindset’ on this thread will do anything at all if the answers given to the questions are utter baloney.
Is this not getting a bit carried away? Shall we not forget this is something the club are obligated to do?
I respect your opinion completely.
Well that hasn't stopped Gino from not doing it before.
Take a leap of faith on this one!
Let's hope there's some proper questions, nothing daft like moaning about pies or something.
Will this be on YouTube etc for all to listen to ?
And presume fans will be able to give feedback on what is said ?
I give credit to the people who have spent weeks organising this because Pozzo and Duxbury are too lazy/arrogant to engage. Fair play to them for getting an audience for those fans that it will make a difference to.
I don't know what you mean by giving credit to people who have tried the change the mindset? You make it sound like its the fans fault for being negative. Those that are negative are so because of the actions of Pozzo/Duxbury over the years and them reluctantly bothering to turn up at a forum and give some platitudes changes nothing for me. I despise them and what they have done to my club. I have no more time for what they may say than a weasel politician.
With the current injury situation, he’ll be called up to open the bowling!
Pozzo currently undergoing a crash course preparation provided by the producers of that other pinnacle of obfuscation: PMQs!
But the pies are **** though
Bet the flask situation will be brought up!
And the tannoy/loos.
I mean this forum has it quirks, it's moaners and it's often rampant negativity. For once let's push through that.
If you really want Gino gone as do so many others - this is a chance to at least let him know and I genuinely wanted to keep this thread alive along with others to keep pushing this.
Not sure it would be productive for the meeting for me to pop up and tell Pozzo to sell up! Think this is more for those in the “Pozzo change” camp.
As to your wider point I do hope they ask Pozzo probing questions with a critical mindset and don’t just nod along as soon as Duxbury comes up with some platitude guff. I can already see WD18 running an enthusiastic “new start, let’s get behind the regime in this adversity!” campaign in my mind’s eye, based off the slimmest of pickings from Pozzo/Duxbury.
As far as the questions will go, it's going to be vital to stay away from closed questions that they can give "yes", "no" answers to and that is that. An open question is more likely to get a more honest response which is really what we're after here. Of course they are under no obligation to answer truthfully, which is something we have all come to expect with this ownership.