Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Horses For Courses.
Hope you're all well.
Just a quick update of the blog following the news of another signing for Watford FC, in the form of Romanian International Centre Back, Gabriel Tamas.
Like our other two signings so far (Gomes and Dyer), what is excellent about the addition of Tamas is that he has played in England for a large chunk of his career, with West Brom and laterly, a short stint in the Championship with Doncaster Rovers.
I understand that having experience of football on these shores, does not guarantee that he is going to be amazing but it is a comforting fact, following the influx of talent from abroad last summer, the majority of whom were, to put it kindly, not a great success.
Of course, not having played in England before is not a pre-requisite for failure, as the likes of Almen Abdi and Daniel Tozser (to name but two) have proved but I fully expect any future signings we make, using our Pozzo connections, to be given a lot more thought, as to how they will help balance the squad.
I am aware that Tamas gives it his all, both on an off the field and I can only hope that incidents off the pitch, involving drink, are now behind him.
Reading an article on the official Watford FC website, Tamas has said himself that he is impressed with Watford's vision and that he hopes to play in the Premier League again (it is his aim with The Hornets).
He is 30 years old, vastly experienced and could be the rock that a successful defensive unit is built on.
With Angella alongside him, it could be the no nonsense/classy combination that has been the mainstay of many of the best defences of the past 30 years.
With no news, or any substantial rumours doing the rounds, regarding major exits at Vicarage Road (I know it's early days and the transfer window proper, isn't open), our more considered, horses for courses transfer policy so far this summer, is filling me with excitement for the forthcoming season.
Of course, that could all change at the drop of a hat.
Enjoy your day and cheers.