Tag Archives: Outgoing

Outgoing: Essaid Belkalem

To: Trabzonspor Essaid Belkalem’s stay at Watford was one of great contrasts. While during his loan spell he often appeared off the pace and struggled to make an impact on the first team picture, signing on a permanent transfer seemed to transform the big Algerian. Since signing for Watford permanently in the summer of 2014 […]

Outgoing: Britt Assombalonga

To: Peterborough United (Undisclosed fee but believed to be around £1.25 million) Watford Career: 4 games (2 starts), 0 goals It seems a bit odd to be writing an outgoing piece about a player who saw so little game-time in the first team. The sadness of Britt’s departure is not taken from what he achieved […]

Outgoing: John Eustace

To: Derby County (free) Career at Watford: 168 games (160 starts), 16 goals It didn’t quite click that John Eustace had really gone until Watford released their squad numbers for the coming year. Examining the list from top to bottom, grin peaking with every extra flappy continental name, there was something wrong. Of course, it […]

Outgoing: Martin Taylor

On the final day of the Summer transfer window the controversial transfer policy that has ignited discussion among Watford fans claimed its first genuine casualty. Gavin Massey was struggling to break into the team under the old regime, so although the departure of his untapped potential was a disappointment, it will not have affected the […]

Outgoing: David Mirfin

Erm… so… David Mirfin. This one didn’t quite work out. The centre back arrived in July last year with promise – mainly that the ‘Mighty Mirfin Power Ranger’ pun might be wheeled out at some point – and also because he came with a solid if unspectacular reputation. And thus he was, just not as […]

Outgoing: Scott Loach

Scott Loach is one of THOSE players. One of those players that football fans have seen time and time again. He’s Anthony McNamee without the asthma, he’s Freddy Adu with a driver’s licence, he’s Cherno Samba with real life ability. Let’s start off by saying the nice stuff. Scott Loach had enormous promise, and with […]

Outgoing: Adrian Mariappa

Warning: You will not agree with this article. Although nothing is yet official regarding Adrian Mariappa’s future, it seems that it does not lie at Watford, with the vice-captain reportedly at Reading this morning for a medical. As ever in these days of add ons, sell on fees and financial obscurity, no price has been, […]