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Re: Tony Watt

Post by Dan » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:48 pm

mcteeth wrote:Watt likes to pull out... of shooting...
At least he doesn't shoot too early all over the place like Rochina..

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:50 pm

Watt's returned to Charlton.

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by Gibbon » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:02 pm

Watt?

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:21 pm

Gibbon wrote:Watt?
Yes. He's gone back to Charlton.

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by Hudson » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:43 pm

Interesting to see what happens next with him - I'm sure I read somewhere we'd agreed a fee to sign him permanently after the loan had finished

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by Rover the Top » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:22 pm

Hudson wrote:Interesting to see what happens next with him - I'm sure I read somewhere we'd agreed a fee to sign him permanently after the loan had finished
Yeah, we'd provisionally agreed a fee, we're not obliged to buy him though. I don't know if terminating the loan means that arrangement is also cancelled or not.

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by mcteeth » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:41 pm

Shame, hopefully we look to do something in the summer.

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by Ethiaa » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:37 pm

I've not been totally convinced. There may be better options available come the summer.

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by mcteeth » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:14 pm

Perhaps, but he did fairly well I think, certainly more than Brown and Jackson. With Charlton all but relegated we could get first dibs on a very good deal.

He fits our recent mold of trying to buy young promising players that could potentially turn a profit if they come good. I think it would have a similar feeling to when we signed King.

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by Ethiaa » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:34 pm

Sounds about right - I was largely indifferent to King too. And remain so.

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by -BARON-23- » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:12 pm

Personally still wish we kept King. He wanted to be a striker and has been for Bournemouth bagging a few goals along the way so i believe he could have been decent in this division. We'd seen in the FA Cup that year that he could do it and with us selling our main strikers we could have given him a chance over some useless lump like Brown.

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by Ethiaa » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:16 pm

You're forgetting all the times he did play up front and did nothing for us. One good game is your lot.

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by Rover the Top » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:23 pm

-BARON-23- wrote:We'd seen in the FA Cup that year that he could do it and with us selling our main strikers we could have given him a chance over some useless lump like Brown.
And he was offered that and decided he'd rather bugger off. C'est la vie.

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by mcteeth » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:18 pm

King was probably with us at a bad time, he was competing with Rhodes and Gestede so essentially was destined for third choice or a bit part role out wide.

His pace and ability to run at and beat defenders is something you need in any team I think. Injuries at Bournemouth meant he has been given a chance, he's done quite well really.

At the end of the day I'd much prefer him or Watt to Brown or Jackson.

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Re: Tony Watt

Post by theadore » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:25 pm

He's done OK at bournemouth... but they still felt the need to buy 2 strikers in January. Afobe sure looks a very capable striker, but would they have brought in Grabban if King was doing well enough?

Prefering him to Brown or the others is a bit like saying you'd rather eat dog food than second harvest dog food.

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