[CONFIRMED] Released players

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by hornetboy1, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    This is the sad part of the game, but Watford will release the following players at the end of the season:-

    Nathan Gartside, Dennon Lewis, Louis Rogers, Max Ryan, David Sesay, Connor Stevens and Carl Stewart.

    These players have been around the club for quite a long time, so I hope they get a chance with another club in the very near future.

    On a more positive note, both Joy Mukena and Randell Williams will remain at the club until at least June 2019.
     
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  2. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk Squad Player

    Had small hopes for Lewis and Sesay. Shame.
     
  3. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Luke O'Nien should be there inspiration. He is building a solid career after being released.
     
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  4. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Dennon Lewis looked like he might get some fledgling game time at one point, sad, but if they haven't pushed on they haven't pushed on I guess. The window for youth products to make it in our senior team is extremely small where we are now, so they have to be genuinely exceptional to do so.
     
  5. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Ryan Cassidy will be the next one to break through it seems and I’d bet he’s still 2/3 years away from that. Wouldn’t be against putting him on the bench for the last home game though if it’s a dead rubber.
     
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  6. Oscar calling

    Oscar calling Squad Player

    Seen him a few times this season and with his all action style and goal threat I suspect a few Championship teams will be in for him in the summer window.
     
  7. NathWFC

    NathWFC Squad Player

    Release the entire first team as well.
     
  8. Teide1

    Teide1 Reservist

    Randell Williams scored the winning goal for Wycombe today, so well done to him!
     
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  9. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Expected Gray, Carillo, Hogg and Deeney to be there :(.
     
  10. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I guess he will be the next one to comment on lack of chances for youngsters under the Pozzos.
     
  12. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    Good luck Dennon.

    I wonder if Alex Jakubiak put a good word in for him and gave Falkirk the thumbs up to Lewis.
    Or have we got an arrangement of sorts with them?

    Anyway, hope it works out up there for him.
     
  13. ITKJim

    ITKJim Reservist

    Sounds like Jakubiak will be following him there shortly.
     
  14. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Crown Jewels?
     
  15. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Crown McJewels.
     
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  16. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Reservist

    We’re their feeder club.

    Me too.

    The way the academy kids’ expectations are managed these days is shoddy.
     
  17. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    I really wish we actually had a youngster or two of the quality required to be knocking on the door of the first team.

    As it is, we don’t have any that are even wanted by the teams in the league below.
     
  18. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Academy Graduate

    Much like most other teams, we just can't afford to give anyone straight from our academy much of a chance these days. We're a) playing top-flight football, b) not cash-strapped, and c) signing random youngsters from across the world who are that bit further along the line in their development. It's a shame, but as long as we stay up, there's really little chance of anyone breaking through. At least we have Mariappa to boast about, that's one more academy product than most teams can field in their first XI!
     
  19. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Would be interesting to know how true that is. I was of the opinion most of the middle and bottom teams give youth players a chance and we're one of the few that haven't had any players really breakthrough.
     
  20. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Academy Graduate

    Depends what you mean by 'break through' I guess. I mean, we're clearly putting less emphasis on our academy in favour of the Pozzo scouting system, hence we've only see young players come through in the event of an injury crisis. That said, it's still rare for other teams to have youngsters playing more than the odd game here and there, I dare say we were particularly out of the ordinary last season when we had the likes of Mason and Pereira play a few games
     
  21. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Sad reality is that if they were good enough, they'd get a chance. We simply haven't had an excellent player come through in a long time. Well, one that hasn't been poached by a big club before they got through to the first team, anyway.

    It's all well and good being bitter about it, but ultimately you either make the grade or you don't.
     
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