Udinese Calcio - Season 2017/18

Discussion in 'Pozzo's Place' started by sherlock, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    It's because their fans utterly despise us
     
  2. The way some Udinese fans behave you'd think the orns had descended on Udine like Vikings.

    Udinese did provide the core of our promotion squad, but the players sent over were surplus to requirements at Udinese and who Watford paid for after promotion anyway (>£8M if I recall), last season Watford spent £7.5M buying them Sven Kums... it does gall a bit the way this is portrayed as a one way street.

    Udinese are **** because Udinese are ****, not because Watford have taken all their best players or their money.

    I imagine we can lend them / buy some players to get back out of Serie B without affecting our side. Good move maybe for some fringe like Sinclair, Jakubiak, Amrabat, Zeegelar etc.
     
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  3. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    They would tear up that league .
     
  4. Probably, it's only serie B, worse than championship
     
  5. Does GD not apply in Serie A, is it head to head?
     
  6. Bring Back Standing

    Bring Back Standing Academy Graduate

    I think it is used, but after head-to-head points are taken into account first. GD in head-to-head games comes second, then goal difference overall.

    Seems a tad over-complicated to me.
     
  7. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

     
  8. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    All their star players...”

    Do they have any? This Jankto guy is supposedly handy but which of our current midfielders is he better than? Meret? Again, supposedly rated but not high enough that they’d rather have a 39 year old journeyman than him. There squad is awful and probably the main reason that they are struggling.
     
  9. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I see they are playing yet another team right down the bottom today. They couldn't have asked for an easier run in. I'll laugh my cocc off if they lose again today.
     
  10. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Jankto, Barak, Rodrigo and Fofana, along with the 2 young keepers would almost certainly be sold, I'd wager most likely to us.
     
  11. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    I’d say there’s more chance that they would sell them elsewhere to make money to rebuild their own squad. Our squad is overloaded with midfielders, it’s very unlikely they’d drop another 4 on us. One of the keepers maybe at a push.

    Lots of people claiming some of their players are good or have potential - they wouldn’t be where they are if all of them were up to that supposed level.
     
  12. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    They don't need to play for us, just be warehoused here.
     
  13. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    Is he not also 'home-grown' having come through the City academy as well?
     
  14. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    Udinese 1-0 up.
    Barak Obama scored in the 20th minute.
     
  15. Bring Back Standing

    Bring Back Standing Academy Graduate

    I hope he doesn't get Trumped by an own goal.
     
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  16. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    Winning 1-0 at half-time.
    As it stands they're 15th and 3pts above the relegation zone.
     
  17. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Cagliari, Chievo, and SPAL also winning though
     
  18. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    Yup, down to 16th now.
     
  19. Bring Back Standing

    Bring Back Standing Academy Graduate

    17th now - all their relegation rivals leading in their matches
     
  20. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    And just 1pt above 18th.
     
  21. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    It's Italy. Money will be changing hands !
     
  22. Bring Back Standing

    Bring Back Standing Academy Graduate

    I think there's money changing hands in Oxford too - Watford ladies have just taken a 2-1 lead...
     
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  23. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Up to 14th but still only 2 points clear
     
  24. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    The team 3rd bottom have to play Napoli away though so should be ok.

    Udinese at home to Genoa I think.
     
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  25. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    A draw at home would be enough though irrespective of other results
     
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  26. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Agreed and I think there are enough other teams involved for them to be safe
     
  27. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever First Year Pro

    For any Italians looking in, good luck to the Little Zebras today.
     
  28. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Thank you Hornet4ever.
    I'm sorry I was long absent from the forum. Busy and ... too depressed by results to be willing to write about.
    Today Udinese-Bologna, last of a really poor season where for the first time after many years we're not sure yet of safety at last match.
    A win: we're safe.
    A draw: an unlikely combination of results with 4 teams at same points could lead to relegation (in that case results in toe-to-toe of all the 4 teams count).
    A loss: would be the final drop of shame on a shameful season, but we'd still be safe if Napoli beats Crotone.
     
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  29. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    Despite the circumstances Sherlock it's good to see you post again and to know you're well - footballing emotions aside.

    Best of luck against Bologna.
     
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  30. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason The One and Only

  31. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Come on Udinese. We are behind you.
     
  32. Bring Back Standing

    Bring Back Standing Academy Graduate

    Napoli doing them a favour - 1-0 up against Crotone
     
  33. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    1-0 up after 30mins (Fofana)

    Napoli now 2-0 against Crotone.
     
  34. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    Udinese winning 1-0 at half-time and currently sit 13th in the league, 5pts. clear of Crotone (losing 0-2 to Napoli at h/t) who are in the final relegation spot.
     
  35. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Reservist

    Sherlock, a delight to hear from you again.

    Looking good for the Zebras as I write.

    Any views on how Gino will approach next season?

    Btw, been seeing a lot of Friuli on the Giro this weekend.
     

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