Tom Cleverley

Discussion in 'Former Players Archive' started by hornmeister, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    Feel for him massively on a human level, must be so horrible to be so close yet so far again.

    Removing emotion though, absolutely has to be released this season or renegotiated to some pay as you play, club ambassador type role. No doubting his value for Trust & Community work but from a playing perspective, I don’t think he’s worth the hassle his unavailability and injury management probably brings anymore.
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  2. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I like Clevs and it does feel as though we might not see him again but a testimonial? Not for me
  3. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    No, not for you. For him.
  4. Stuey

    Stuey Reservist

    He is apparently selling his £3.8m mansion according to the press today. I think we've likely seen the last of Tom in a Watford shirt, wouldn't be surprised if he retires from the game in all honesty after this season.
  5. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Wonder if he phoned his estate agent on the walk down the tunnel after the warm up injury
  6. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    His mansion is in Manchester.
  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    Downgrading ready for retirement.
  8. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Sensible move. Probably time to get one of those extra care flats somewhere with the orange pull cord thingys in every room for reassurance.
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  9. We hate 48

    We hate 48 Reservist

    Sounds good for Tom - he can report back to Gosser and Kalu on what it’s like - crikey he could even afford to buy them one each as well and if he has a testimonial he can use that money to furnish the flats as well and still keeping a few mill for himself.
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  10. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Reservist

    In talks regarding a contract extension, as per AL.
  11. reids

    reids First Team

    **** sake.
  12. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Would be great if we can secure him. Will be like a new signing.
  13. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

  14. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    We do business properly.
  15. Heidar

    Heidar Squad Player

    **** it. I'm going to get injured and be **** at my job. I might get a pay rise and freedom of the city.
  16. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

  17. WalthamstowHornet

    WalthamstowHornet Academy Graduate

    Does the article explicitly state they are discussing a contract extension? The tweet itself is slightly ambiguous whether it means extension or termination similar to Gosling.

    Perhaps wishful thinking on my part. It would be madness to extend Cleverley's contract.
  18. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Don't say it. Don't kill the dream.
  19. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Reservist
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  20. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    We may have to push the boat out and up our offer to retain this ex MU and England star, but would be so worth it. You win nothing with kids.
  21. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Of all the bizarre, insane sh*t this head case of a club has done in the past few years, this might actually top the lot. They're seriously looking to extend the contract of an unbelievably injury prone, unreliable, nigh on 34 year old who's legs had completely gone 18 months ago, never mind another 6-12 months from now.

    Utter, utter lunacy.
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  22. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    He will be seen as a leader and good in the dressing room as an excuse not to buy any younger ones .
  23. Heidar

    Heidar Squad Player

    And let's be honest, hasn't been very good since he was a teenager.
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  24. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    If anyone was wondering which way the club is heading and the what the quality of our squad will be next season then wonder no more.
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  25. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Please god.... no....

    Building for our future. Just got to retain Cathcart now.

  26. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    That is a fans twitter page as talked about in the Dan Gosling page.

    Some seemed to be keen for him to stay - probably because the guy had a few good games at full back.

    But in reality a long term injury is going to set him back a lot.
  27. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah that's a good point. I know he did well at FB last season but we really need to be moving these relics on. Just noticed I posted this in the wrong thread.... Wake up Skyla!!
  28. mrciff

    mrciff Reservist

    He was on the same flight as me today on his way back from his mates wedding. Said he has not been able to recover from a torn thigh muscle and Watford are not renewing his contract. He has completed some coaching badges and been offered something with our U21’s. Really nice chap.
  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    Ready to be manager in about March ?
  30. mrciff

    mrciff Reservist

    Ha! Yes, maybe a bit sooner. I got the impression he’d like to play on if he can get himself fit (and if someone is willing to take him on)
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  31. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    He would be a strong asset on the coaching side. A great guy and it’s sad he’s had to retire, but that moment comes to us all.
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  32. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Reservist

    Uncle Ron will be running around the streets of Florida butt naked in celebration.
  33. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Image..... < deleted >
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  34. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    I'd be very happy with Cleverley in a coaching capacity. Great character but clear his legs has gone.
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  35. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    He did two really good things I can remember for now anyway.

    1. Scored the winner against Burnley.
    2. Got that moran Harry Maguire sent off in the 4-1 trouncing of Oli's boys.

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