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The Hornets

Started on 13 December 2013 by Inquisition
Latest Reply on 20 January 2014 by Jonte-23
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October Update

A truly successful month at Vicarage Road as Watford rocket up the Sky Bet Championship table to second. Only points behind Nottingham Forest. The highlight of the month was a 4-1 thrashing of Blackburn who played poorly. The only reply from them came from an embarrassing own goal from the Swede Joel Ekstrand. Deeney tallying two in the game. Unfortunately Irish youngster Sean Murray suffered a injury putting him out for three weeks.

Player of the Month

Troy Deeney
Scoring a hatrick in the Huddersfield game. Rounding up six goals overall this month

Ex-Hornet Doyley sits down to talk about new manager Fisher

This season did not start off the way veteran Hornet Lloyd Doyley expected. Being sent from his long time club to the newly promoted Cherries came as a real shock. Lloyd had spent the whole of his career at Watford and many fans wished to see him retire at the club.

Doyley remains a Watford fan and believes in their new manager, Sam Fisher. In an interview we sat down with Lloyd to discuss his reactions to the new managers ways and execution in the game.

BBC Reporters

So Lloyd, what are you initial thoughts on how Fisher is doing at Vicarage Road?

Well, I can tell you he has taken the fans and I by surprise. At the start of the season from what I had heard around the club fans weren't too impressed with his arrival. They believed that Zola was doing a good job. Yet in his time at Vicarage Road we have seen some magnificent. Sitting in second right now is a good place for the club.

Why do you think Fisher is doing so well with Watford even though this is his first official club to manage?

I think its own to the fact that he is young and is a fan. Being young brings a different outlook on the game. Not such a stiff one you see of older managers who see one way of winning and only one. Fisher adapts the way watford play to certain teams and it has so far worked. Being a fan is probably the most beneficial aspect of him being a manager because you can tell all he wants is his club to succeed and will only make decisions to benefit the club and not himself.

So with that in mind where do you think Fisher will take the club this season and in future seasons?

I know Watford will be promoted either this season or the next. The fans deserve it especially after last year. So do the players deserve it. They are all quality lads and they will go far. The only thing that sends me doubts is whether Fisher is still enjoying the honeymoon phase of being a manager. If so maybe they will falter come the new year. Who knows? I'd say if not this season, the next for sure.

Thanks Lloyd, we have all we need.

Interesting choice with the team, good luck mate

November Update

Watford continue their run into November with three wins and a draw. A rivalry has shown at the club as both strikers, Federico Macheda and Troy Deeney are firing goal after goal after goal into the back of the net. Macheda stepped up this month by showing Deeney's hatrick the door after scoring his own in the next game. Followed by two other amazing goals. Watford finding themselves still below Forest in second.

Player of the Month
Federico Macheda
Scoring a hatrick and three other goals
So I am catching up with where I am in the game so after the next monthly update I will be putting a little more depth into each update

December Update

A half decent month compared to the last few for Watford after Burnley offer the Golden Boys their first defeat in nine games. A quick rebound from Fisher's boys saw them out play Leeds United which wasn't reflected in the scoreline. Further on in the month after defeating Queens Park Rangers at the end of December Watford landed themselves in the top spot on the table after some dreadful form from Nottingham Forest sent them to second in the league.

Two good months there :)
Keep up this form and you will get promoted with ease!

What should Watford look for?

As the start of the January transfer window has hit England, predictions and estimations are becoming the talk of the footballing world. Fans, experts and reporters look a search for information on each of their teams to find where their club owners might invest their money. At SkySports we are going to look and dissect what we think Fisher's wonder package Watford could need to further their chances at promotion.

1) We feel a new left back would be a sound investment for Watford. Relying on loanee Zeki Fryers for most games seems to be working so far for the club, but at times Fryer's inexperience shows which proves a problem for the Fisher's squad. We suggest Genoa's Luca Antonelli who is currently loan listed along with transfer listed. His Italian nationality would provide a quick fix for Watford's dilemma at left back and his ability to speak Italian would make an easy transition with the amount of players able to speak the language at Vicarage Road.

2) A new up and coming striker would also benefit Watford. As we have seen in recent months Fisher has adapted the formation to fit two stiker's. Troy Deeney and Federico Macheda have been working together up front with Javier Acuna on the bench which Fisher doesn't rate too highly. A quick fix to this problem would be bringing in Crystal Palaces Glenn Murray. If Fisher looks for a long term fix we suggest having a go at Newcastles Adam Campbell.

3) Lastly Watford's Marco Cassetti is showing signs of his advancing age and it would seem likely that Fisher will be looking to find a replacement in the near future to secure a youngster before his price hikes up. We suggest Southamptons Callum Chambers would be a useful replacement and a good one to round up now before others become interested and his price goes up.

Loan move for McGugan

Lewis McGugan start for Watford has been little to behold. Never really blending in with the squad or putting in a decent shift for the club. Which sent him to the Premier League side Swansea. Many believe Lewis was very keen on the move especially to a high club, but didn't really look at the amount of opportunities he will get. Which Watford manager Fisher touched on in an interview.

Fisher stated "Lewis is a quality player but, he just hasn't blended in here his performances have been average at best which has led me to him being benched the majority of the games. I hope he has a successful rest of the season at Swansea. I really do hope he makes a name for himself there. So we can either keep him come summer time or let him go to a club he will be of more use to."
McGugan is decent, give him a second chance after his loan
2014-01-14 11:25#154639 P-KIDDY : McGugan is decent, give him a second chance after his loan

Yeah I am thinking about it. I just didnt want him to suffer due to lack of football. So hoping he'll get a chance at Swansea if not ill recall him

January 1st 2014 - 19:45

Yeovil 2-5 Watford
Macheda (7 51), Deeney (23 72), Pudil (42)
Macheda - 8.9

January 4th 2014 - 15:00 (FA Cup Third round)

Watford 1-0 Preston North End
Pudil (90+1)
Pudil - 7.9

January 11th 2-14 - 15:00

Watford 2-2 Reading
Macheda (37), Angella (89)

Watford invest in youngster Wells

Today Fisher has made an addition to the Golden Boys. Young Nahki Wells scored 42 goals in 90 appearances for Bradford City and has performed admirably in the SkyBet League 1 this season helping the club to a promotion spot before moving to the Hornets. Scoring seven so far this season for Bradford putting his name on many Championship teams wish list.

Fisher was quick to pounce though snapping up the Striker for just under two million pounds and offering Wells a five thousand pound deal a week with further benefits should he score or the club gain promotion. Wells stated his excitement to move to a club higher up in the English football structure and looks forward to helping try and move himself and the team up another division.

Some more nice results. Nahki Wells is an exciting signing :)

Watford sign Antonelli

As expected Watford have dipped into the market for a new left back and have come up with a real bargain. Genoa's Luca Antonelli has signed for the promotion pushing Hornets today on two year deal worth 1.8 million pounds. The expected price Watford payed is to be in the region of 200,000 pounds. A real bargain for a quality player. Watford faithful have received the signing with intrigue and applause.

Loanee Zeki Fryers will have to fight for his spot in the left back position from now on as the new Italian looks to impose himself on his new home and club.

Antonelli stated his happiness to regain a chance of first team football after he was deemed surplus of requirements at Genoa. A club he signed for in 2010 after being sold by Parma for six million pounds. Antonelli made 58 appearances for Genoa and scored only one goal.

Other news coming out of Vicarage Road is that out of favour striker Javier Acuna has moved to Barnsley on loan for the rest of the season. Being not needed since young striker Nahki Wells has joined the club.

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