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Watford 2017/18 - Sack Silva / Appoint Javi Gracia

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Robbie Boy, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Aug 14, 2017
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    As much as Liverpool fecked up the other day, I was pretty impressed with Watford. I'm a big fan of Marco Silva after the job he done with Hull last season; he really managed to galvanise a predominantly average group of players but ultimately didn't manage to keep them up. He also made some good signings for Hull and looks to have a good eye / good contacts in the transfer market.

    I though Abdoulaye Doucoure and Cleverley were brilliant the other day, with Doucoure being the stand out player for Watford. Richarlison, who I know absolutely nothing about, came on and looked very lively. Their squad is a tad bit bat-shit crazy, but Silva seems an astute manager who's good at working with what's at his disposal. I wonder how they'll fare this season.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    I think they'll stay up and finish between 12-15 place but I don't think there's enough quality in the team to get into the top half.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    I still think their squad is pretty mental. It's hard to pick a starting eleven from it but I think Silva is a very good manager and will get the best out of what he has. I would say a 12th place finish would be a good start and a good foundation to build upon.
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    Buchan has whacked the hammer to Roswell

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    Silva's teams, without being long-ball merchants or hoof specialists, place great emphasis on set-pieces. Hull did brilliantly off them in the second half of last season and Watford exposed Liverpool's sheer idiocy at defending them on Saturday, too.
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    Blind Full Member

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    Their squad is always a bit odd, there's a bit more consistency to it this season with a lot of English signings (Chalobah, Cleverley, Hughes, Gray) and not a crazy amount of turnover in one window. Before it all went to shit in the second half their organisation was great and that's what Silva brings without sacrificing decent football. Still think they need one or two more additions before the end of the window to finish comfortably mid table, I'm surprised Silva hasn't tried to sign Grosicki again who's been taking the piss out of the Championship so far for Hull.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    They'll end up somewhere around 10-12 in the table I reckon. I was impressed with Doucoure.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Silva really is a talented manager. Great comeback today and Richarlison looks a player.
  8. Oct 14, 2017
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Another impressive win.
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    Kasper Full Member

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    Smart choice by them going for Silva and not recycle the kind of managers most lower table teams do (and some British pundits think is apparently the right way of doing it).
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Think they done great to get him considering there was a-lot of interest. He's really impressed me since he landed in the PL.
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    They've won so many points in added time. Two wins against Arsenal and Swansea plus two draws against West Brom and Liverpool.
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    Scarecrow Having a week off

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    I like them. We should've sent Pereira there.
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    sun_tzu The Art of Bore

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    Yeah... he must be in the mix if Koeman gets the boot
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    SCP Full Member

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    One plus they have over Hull is that they have a very good scouting Network, the same who belongs to Udinese, he has to stay there at least 2 seasons, instead be switching every season to a different club imo.
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    K2K Full Member

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    Shipped 6 against City, but that's just a measure of how good City have been.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Didn't mind losing against them. Silva is a very good manager and a good guy.
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    Summit "do the dead, spread your seed and get out"

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    :lol: let's have it right, you absolutely detested losing against them
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    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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    Remember the outrage from Paul Merson when Hull hired Silva instead of 'someone like Gary Rowett'. Looking like a very promising manager
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    Sly Hang Ten Scout

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    The cnut keeps doing well. Surprising me but the wheeler dealer a good manager tbf.
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    He would be my first choice but i don't think he would leave Watford just yet for us.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Touch a nerve here? Didn't do well with you? :lol:
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    Sly Hang Ten Scout

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    He did reasonably, it has nothing to do with his performance as a manager (although his league form was poor), he got us a cup and a decent CL campaign. It´s more about his behaviour and siding with his cnut agent. I dislike him but i give him credit for what he's achieving.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Jorge?
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    Sly Hang Ten Scout

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    Nah, a bald cnut named Carlos Gonçalves
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Would be great for Everton as his next step but I get the feeling Everton will hang onto Koeman too long and by the time they look to replace him, Marco Silva will be at a different club.
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    Bald cnut :lol: :D
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    bebeanderson Banned

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    What the hell happened to them? They are going to relegate at this trend..
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    crappycraperson "Resident cricket authority" Scout

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    Lost what.. 9 out of last 10?
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    Sly Hang Ten Scout

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    Marc O'Silva on a roll. As useless as our current manager JJ.
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Been the same in both previous seasons, start off well then fall right off the cliff for some reason
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    R.N7 Such tagline. Wow!

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    Kabasele + Wague at CB and Ben Watson in midfield isn't good enough for a mid table aspiring team.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Don't they have lots of first teamers out injured?
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    Chipper Full Member

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    Not quite. 7 out of 10/8 out of 11. 5 points in that time and were lucky to get that what with the blatant handball last week.

    Watford's Irish manager. :lol:
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    Sly Hang Ten Scout

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    :lol: It's a recurring joke from Sporting's forum
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    They made the conscious decision of buying Marvin Zeegelaar and start him in the Premier League. They deserve this.
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    Sly Hang Ten Scout

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    Hey what about Schelloto's debut? A nice 4-0 defeat :lol: Should have had a pen though.
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    I'd have loved to see the scouting process behind some of these transfers Premier League clubs make. How a professional could have watched those two play and think they're good enough to start in the Premier League is beyond me.
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    Sly Hang Ten Scout

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    Absolutely. It also applies to our own scouts. I mean 10 million euros for a glorified argentinian Bruno César named Acuña is shocking.
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    bebeanderson Banned

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    Yo, respect Bruno Cheddar
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva

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    Will get rid of Silva at the end of the season.
    Rinse and repeat.