Friday, 23 May 2014

Don't Go Back......... Perhaps.


Been a bit quiet on the Watford FC news front, although I am very happy with the fairly recent news that Lloyd Dyer (ex-Leicester City) is joining on a 3 year deal, imminently.

A good player. Experienced and ready for the Championship.

Talking of good players, rumour of Matej Vydra rejoining The Golden Boys refuses to die.

Whilst most will be happy with the return of the 20 goal hero of the 2012/2013 season and current Czech International, it seems that Vydra, perhaps at the insistence of his very annoying agent, Ondrej Chovanec, is holding out for another crack at the Premier League.

All Hornets' fans will be aware how last season at West Brom went for Vydra.

Whilst it is the job of an agent to do the best by his client, in terms of club and wages, given the experience Vydra had in his single season in England's top flight, many, myself included, feel that a step back into the Championship, with Watford, would invigorate the 22 year old's career. Then, it may not beyond the realms of possibility that Matej could fulfill his Premier League ambition, by turning out for Watford in the Premier League, at the start of 2015/2016 season.

For me there are more pressing issues for Watford to address this summer. Goalkeeper, Central Defence and getting a certain Daniel Tozser signed up for another season. If Deeney stays, with Forestieri and Ranegie as partner options and Uche Ikpeazu stepping up after his loan success at Crewe (and Anya able to play upfront if there is a striker crisis), our attacking options are looking promising.

If Vydra (or his agent) doesn't think enough of Watford, or indeed his career to insist on a comeback (with a huge point to prove), rather than use a return to Vicarage Road as some sort of back up plan, then I'd suggest that we remember the good things he did for us and look to a future without him.

The return of a half-hearted player who has run out of options, isn't something I want to see.

I hope he makes the decision before all the love is gone.


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  1. Spot on. If Watford is not high in his regard, then he can just jog on. Shame if his agent really does have as much sway as it appears. Making money for himself whilst ignoring what is best for his client.

  2. Not that fussed if he comes or not. As you say, more important issues to address. Lots of goalkeeper rumours starting to surface. Could be an interesting week coming up