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    Expected to sign shortly after mutually terminating his Watford contract.


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    Ben Watson is one of those ever present, no thrills, 100% effort giving, consistent, reliable, good footballers. One of those that you see play week in week out in the Premier League and think absolutely nothing of it like Andrew Surman, Steven Davis or Jack Cork. They'll occasionally pop up with a goal but usually you'll find them keeping play ticking along, they cost between £4.5-£5m in Fantasy Football and score about 70 points a season. He scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final for Wigan against Manchester City and then just went back to being regular Ben Watson the next week.

    I really hope we sign him, model professional, the type I want our younger lads looking up to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J'Psycho'C66 View Post
    Ben Watson is one of those ever present, no thrills, 100% effort giving, consistent, reliable, good footballers. One of those that you see play week in week out in the Premier League and think absolutely nothing of it like Andrew Surman, Steven Davis or Jack Cork. They'll occasionally pop up with a goal but usually you'll find them keeping play ticking along, they cost between £4.5-£5m in Fantasy Football and score about 70 points a season. He scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final for Wigan against Manchester City and then just went back to being regular Ben Watson the next week.

    I really hope we sign him, model professional, the type I want our younger lads looking up to.
    I've always been a fan and want us to sign him whenever we are linked. As you say, not a glamourous signing but one of those reliable unsung hero types that every successful side in this league (and many siedes in the league above) seem to have. He'd be a great asset to any side in this league, and is the kind of model pro we lack at the club in recent seasons. Really hope we can get this deal done.


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    If we had signed him in the summer of 08 we wouldn't have been in a relegation battle and we'd never had succumbed to BD. Weird innit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Arctic Samuel View Post
    If we had signed him in the summer of 08 we wouldn't have been in a relegation battle and we'd never had succumbed to BD. Weird innit.
    Just goes to show how bad moves can often turn into some kind of wonderful.


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    He's not a journeyman wanker either. When Ben Watson joins a club he tries to stay and fight for his place.

    6 years at Palace initially, after working his way up through their youth team.

    Then 6 years at Wigan.

    Before he joined Watford for 3 years and was released.


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    Do we still think that this is likely to happen or is it likely the deal has broke down for one reason or another, I expected this to be announced today if it was still on. Really hoping it does come off as I reckon he could be the biggest difference for us out of all the players we got in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhopper View Post
    Do we still think that this is likely to happen or is it likely the deal has broke down for one reason or another, I expected this to be announced today if it was still on. Really hoping it does come off as I reckon he could be the biggest difference for us out of all the players we got in.


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    Could be all but done but the football league are catching up on yesterday’s paperwork maybe?

    From what I remember I thought the free transfer window opens a day after the regular one shuts.

    Traoré hasn’t been announced out or in either.


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    Scored the winner in an FA Cup Final also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    Scored the winner in an FA Cup Final also.
    That's when he first came to my attention. Very late goal to beat Man City.

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    This would be the icing on an already sumptuous cake. Hope we can make it happen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J'Psycho'C66 View Post
    Ben Watson is one of those ever present, no thrills, 100% effort giving, consistent, reliable, good footballers. One of those that you see play week in week out in the Premier League and think absolutely nothing of it like Andrew Surman, Steven Davis or Jack Cork. They'll occasionally pop up with a goal but usually you'll find them keeping play ticking along, they cost between £4.5-£5m in Fantasy Football and score about 70 points a season. He scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final for Wigan against Manchester City and then just went back to being regular Ben Watson the next week.

    I really hope we sign him, model professional, the type I want our younger lads looking up to.
    Quote Originally Posted by BryanRoy22 View Post
    He's not a journeyman wanker either. When Ben Watson joins a club he tries to stay and fight for his place.

    6 years at Palace initially, after working his way up through their youth team.

    Then 6 years at Wigan.

    Before he joined Watford for 3 years and was released.
    Absolutely beautiful.

    I've dreamt of us having a type like this for ages. He just plays week in week out no thrills no fusses and just produces reliable quality.


    Plus we will start to have a collection of gingers.


    PS If he rejects us again I will put a curse on his kind


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    Wasn't it when Calderwood was here that we were strongly linked with him?

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    Apparently he wanted more money than we offered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi View Post
    Wasn't it when Calderwood was here that we were strongly linked with him?
    We had a bid for him in '08, tried again a year later, then moved to Wigan from Palace in the Jan after iirc


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi View Post
    Wasn't it when Calderwood was here that we were strongly linked with him?
    My Calderwood favourite was when Neil Danns said he didnt want to join us yet we didnt take no for an answer and bizarrely kept bidding for him every window.


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    He sounds like an actual professional footballer, very few of them exist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cortez the Killer View Post
    Apparently he wanted more money than we offered.

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    Yup.

    Ironic that had Marthur had stretched the budget for once and actually bought him, he likely wouldn't have had to employ Davies


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangerz View Post
    This would be the icing on an already sumptuous cake. Hope we can make it happen.
    It would be somewhat akin to pausing, mid-coitus, and your partner whispers to you “do you mind if my best friend joins us?”


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    Could be all but done but the football league are catching up on yesterday’s paperwork maybe?

    From what I remember I thought the free transfer window opens a day after the regular one shuts.

    Traoré hasn’t been announced out or in either.
    Traore has officially joined Cardiff hasn't he? Announced yesterday!


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    Quote Originally Posted by DapperDan View Post
    My Calderwood favourite was when Neil Danns said he didnt want to join us yet we didnt take no for an answer and bizarrely kept bidding for him every window.
    Sounds like the actions of a man on POF.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DapperDan View Post
    My Calderwood favourite was when Neil Danns said he didnt want to join us yet we didnt take no for an answer and bizarrely kept bidding for him every window.
    Classic Marthur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    It would be somewhat akin to pausing, mid-coitus, and your partner whispers to you “do you mind if my best friend joins us?”
    You haven't seen my partner's best friend


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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanRoy22 View Post
    Sounds like the actions of a man on POF.
    Alf flare, sent up!


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    Quote Originally Posted by DapperDan View Post
    You haven't seen my partner's best friend
    A double-bagger?


 

 

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