2021-22 Squad

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by hornetboy1, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    I wonder why nobody wants to buy our centre backs?
     
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  2. reids

    reids Squad Player

    There is no way we're signing a CB + GK in the next 4 days!
     
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  3. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Is this the worst squad assembled in the Pozzo era? It's definitely the worst PL squad we've had under them.
     
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  4. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    He wasn't.
     
  5. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    It's still notable for how unbalanced it is, with several key areas missing in action, and how many pure malcontents it contains. From the outside, you'd have absolutely no idea how it was assembled, and I doubt you'd assume it was put together by one single kitchen-cabinet style group - in isolation, you'd bet the house on it being the result of a recent change in ownership, or at least a recruitment and decision making structure in total flux.
     
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  6. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    But then you get people like Neil Warnock claiming we have "the best squad of all the clubs down there":

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/roy-hodgson-watford-fc-manager-26059768
     
  7. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Mmmmmm - I guess it's just a lack of actual knowledge, combined with a vague awareness that we have a couple of players like Sarr and Dennis, as well as a 'prem-famous' player in Sissoko?

    We might potentially have the most impactful star players on their day but no doubt our 'squad' taken as you actually assess one, in its entirety, is the worst constructed. Norwich might well have less quality across the park and dressing room, but as we've seen, that's meaningless when you don't have even the beginnings of a platform to allow the 'talent' to display itself.
     
  8. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Or maybe more knowledge than us on here
     
  9. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    You think Colin can name more of the Watford squad than us?
     
  10. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    I reckon he can get Foster, Rose, Sissoko, Cleverley, Gosling, Sarr, Dennis and King. Then he’s really struggling after that.
     
  11. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    He should be able to name the players that played against him last year as well: Bachmann, Cathcart, Masina, WTE, Femenia/Ngakia, Pedro. And maybe Fletcher because of the Boro connection too.
     
  12. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Don’t be naive, Warnock is playing the long game, he knows we’re going down and he’s already laying the foundations for when we face whichever championship no hopers he’s managing next season.

    “How can we compete with Watford? I told you last season they had the best squad of all the teams down the bottom, and now they’re in the championship with us”
     
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  13. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Think you'll be amazed how much knowledge people like him have and while he may not know every player I suspect he knows a good percentage.
     
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  14. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    I would probably actually agree that we have the best squad "down there" in terms of pure footballing talent.

    The problem is that, alongside that, we also have some absolutely horrendous footballers who regularly start games for us which handily counteracts the talent we do have, as well as a squad with questionable heart, professionalism and work ethic, and have so far spent the season being managed by a woefully underqualified, tapas restaurant waiter and a senile, OAP Italian who supposedly kept wandering away from the training ground, presumably looking for his marbles.

    If Roy can somehow drill some discipline, desire and structure into them and we avoid major injuries, we still have a decent chance. I won't hold my breath, though.
     
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  15. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

  16. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    How are we doing on the home grown malarkey?

    I don’t pretend to know the rules and can’t be bothered to look them up, but we don’t seem to bother with them much anymore?

    Off the top of my head Deeney, Gray (I know he chose to play for Jamaica, but will be Homegrown) Hughes and Chalobah left in the summer who were all HG. As well as TDB and Quina who I presume are as well.

    Rose will be gone surely, is King HG? Can’t think of anyone else we’ve brought in during the summer that were HG, then another four this window that definitely aren’t?

    We must be sailing fairly close to the wind? It might mean junk like Gosling and Fletcher have to be kept around whether we like it or not.
     
  17. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    You don't have to look it up, just read the thread, it has been clearly mentioned by some of the posters a few times.

    I know its hard to follow the topic in a lot of threads, due to the numerous posts by some people completely off topic. :rolleyes:
     
  18. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Currently we have: Bachmann, Cathcart, Cleverley, Elliot, Fletcher, Foster, Gosling, King, Rose and Troost-Ekong.
    That’s 10, so we can’t bin off more than 2 of them if we want to keep a full-sized squad.
     
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  19. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    What do you think of Craig Ramsey? :rolleyes:
     
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  20. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Unless we replace them with other HG's of course :)
     
  21. HeiaWatford

    HeiaWatford Reservist

    I'd love him for a promotion push if we're relegated.
     
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  22. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    In my opinion that has a squad of 17 players I’m personally happy to see on the pitch and they do cover all positions for various formations. Getting injured players back, wrapping everyone up in cotton wool and avoiding suspensions is key and we’ve got a chance.
     
  23. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    Fortunately, Boots currently have a '70% off' sale; Pozzo doing business properly again.
     
  24. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    So no one left and we regained Quina apparently. So we’ve now got 29 players. We make the rules. We use who we like.
     
  25. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    4 will be left out I presume.

    Rose will be one ..
     
  26. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Quina to Barnsley should be confirmed some time tonight or tomorrow. A deal sheet was submitted before the deadline.

    Very poor though to have put ourselves in a situation where we’ll be paying three players who we don’t have space to register.
     
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  27. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    total daft, shows stupidity at its worse and a lack of planning
     
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  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Which 3 though ?

    Rose
    Tufan
     
  29. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Rose, Nkoulou and Gosling is my guess. Although Roy might be a Gosling fan.
     
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  30. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes forgot about him but agree R and R might like a Gosling type player .

    Is Nkoulou out long term ?

    Basically means we swapped one central defender for another really .
     
  31. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Not sure on Nkoulou. I just think if he's back in March he'll then need another few weeks to build up any kind of fitness again. Just seems pointless including him even though he's probably the best of a bad bunch.
     
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  32. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    As predicted, the contracts we have them on combined with Pozzo stubbornness means it’s very hard to get them out even on loan.
     
  33. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Where are the people saying Fletcher was a good buy because we’ll be raking it in on loan fees?

    We’ll probably be paying him not to work for next four months.
     
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  34. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    After being smashed onto the rocks of reality, most people tend to stop posting nonsense.
     
  35. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    There are still a few relentlessly ploughing on, but I think it’s just become a bit of a sunk cost fallacy to them now (or just a wind up) I doubt they really believe what they’re saying at this stage.
     

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