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Watford Bring Back Head Coach Linked With Newcastle In Summer



Watford have parted ways with Javi Gracia today as he becomes the first manager sacked this season. Gracia was appointed in January 2018 when he replaced Everton’s current manager Marco Silva.

Watford have returned to a familiar face to succeed Gracia in former coach Quique Sanchez Flores.

Sanchez Flores returns to Vicarage Road where he was manager in 2015-16 upon their promotion to the Premier League. The Spaniard was surprisingly sacked following that season despite finishing in 13th position with 45 points.

This is the tenth time in the past eight seasons that Watford have made a coaching change.

The Telegraph had reported in early July that Newcastle were considering Quique Sanchez Flores to replace Rafa Benitez. However, if true, it does not appear that the 54-year-old was high on the list.


132 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Mitro!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Genji,
    I didn’t state the clauses and agreements in the contract were standard business practice. You are confusing different aspects of what I was saying the other night.

    If you go back, you would see that I say, regarding the clause, that the people most at fault on the legal case surrounding the shirts are the current Rangers board. Firstly for being at best, naive in signing the contract with the clause in. Secondly, for illegally breaching the terms of the contract.

    The standard business practice referred to the wider issues you raised in the discussion, as you probably well know.

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Lilongwe Geordie

    Yes it legal, just like how those few clubs recently almost went to the wall
    All nice and legal

    Its also why parliament is acting to curb such under hand behavior and protect fans from people just like Jabba
    The very same day said legislation is passed i will be contacting my local MP requesting they do something about him
    If youve read the gubbins about it youll see they intend to do a forensic investigation of owners who are suspect
    Im betting the HMRC will be involved

    As you can imagine i simply cant wait

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Lil you will be deemed a shill if you continue in that vein. However with some of the less shouty, more considered blog members, you will be in good company. If you want to then become a non shill, just repeat every hour that ashley needs to die slowly and painfully.

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #5

    All its going to take is a fan “me”
    To contact a local MP “Chi Onwurah ”
    And ask her to act upon legislation

    Jabba might want to squirm his way out of it but it will be all nice and legal

    Just how he likes it

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  • Belfast

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Manxpie will be over the moon. He was always a big fan of his mascara.

    Or guy liner as he called it.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Not really my cup of tea if I’m honest.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Best of luck with that 22

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #9

    The best thing about it all is its not just us hes got his greedy fingers on

    Wonder how many Rangers fans do the very same thing

    Or maybe Oldham fans might want to be sure the guy has the communities interests at heart

    All nice and legal

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Munster

    As a fan im sure your dreading it, hoping for the best it never happens
    Just like any normal toon fan

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #11

    “I am aware that the majority of football club owners are committed and passionate about their clubs. They recognise that fans are the pulse that keeps football clubs alive. However, too many clubs are being driven to the ground with no mechanism in place for fans to flag up misconduct.”

    “The Football Supporters Association’ have highlighted that this is not an isolated issue, it is happening across the country. Dedicated fans watch helplessly as their treasured clubs crumble from lack of investment or financial exploitation by dodgy owners.”

    https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/football-news/notts-countys-problems-referenced-parliament-3022639

    Munster how many fans forums have we had in the last 2 years ?

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Paranoid delusions

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Lets hope it never happens aye Munster ?

    Can you explain how its paranoid ?

    Are you saying 10s of thousands of people are suddenly paranoid but you are being reasonable ?

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #14

    5 pairs of Donnay socks for a tenner. Its all good 22

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Can you tell us a toon fan why you think this will be a bad thing ?
    Isnt it going to prove people like me wrong ?
    When they investigate him and find him to be ok

    Im sure you would be delighted

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Like i said

    All its going to take is someone to ask their MP to act
    I can guarantee you i will be one of the very many people who will be sending that email

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #17

    But lets hope none of that ever happens ?
    Its the best thing for the club

    😉

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #18

    The paranoia reference is more about shillery and PR than any govt investigation. Anything that frees us of ashley is good but I dont think much will become of it. We need an aggressive buyer with lots of cash. Thats the answer in the real world I think.

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #19

    You mean someone like the Mansours ?

    He wont ever sell, he never lets go of something thats making him money
    Rangers are the perfect example

    He will need removing

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  • toonluvva

    Sep 7, 2019 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #20

    @toon22 Contact Chi if you want. Sadly she is too busy at the moment destroying democracy in the UK. Sigh.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2019 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Nope, economics will decide. Would be nice if u are right but I dont think so.

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #22

    Well

    We will find out

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  • JohnJ

    Sep 7, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Only 22 posts but 11 from Toon22

    No offence bonny lad but….

    It would be good if they could be condensed into less posts eh?

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Yeh sorry
    Im used to keeping it short

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #25

    Now now Munster as we all know the bit about you not being “bovvered” can’t be true as you are the blogs tireless pedant clod at pursuing Rafa’s critique relentlessly and without restraint.

    I think you can spare a word or three to explain exactly why you think I should be attired with “Tarquin”. I’ll give you a head start and explain that I picture you as the pin-legged outsize oaf Felonious from Shrek as he, like you, is a walnut-brained, wit-free slackjaw with more digits on one hand than he can account for. That’s not so hard, is it? Now, your turn, old prune. 😉

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Plus I don’t think anyone can believe that you, the tireless hero-worshipping fan who knuckle-sprinted on a nail-bed trolley with headphones taped to his head playing Milli Vanilli hits on repeat and with a swarm of wasps encapsulated in rubber underpants for two thousand miles of arid desert just to grip the gnarled midget withered hand of his hero Sr. Benitez can’t be arsked to spit out a grudging explanation for the Tarquin “gag”. Go on – you know you want to!

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Tsunki,

    I’m sure you’ve taunted him enough to warrant a response..

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #28

    Toon22 – I detect the merest aroma of lack of sentiment for your dedication to the anti-ashley cause. Don’t ask me how I know, it’s a sensory anomaly that’s all I can say. 😉

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Wrong again Tarquin. And yes, genuinely not bothered. Being correct obviates everything.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #30

    NY, thats not taunting. Its just noise. Tarquin displays sunderland colours on the blog to laugh at a manager who he has admitted has to win a trophy to impress his precious sense of entitlement. Im not even remotely taunted.

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Munster,

    To be fair he was taunting you for a response and you did respond (that’s not a criticism BTW, I would have done the same thing no doubt)
    Anyway, I don’t really want to get in the middle of a long standing spat. I’ll stand on the sidelines and remain neutral (boring, I know….but i think you can take care of yourself)

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #32

    All that energy to say you can’t explain something. A bit ironic isn’t it Munster? It’s a bit like those “I don’t care what you think/say/do” comments really. Just say what you mean man show some backbone! 😀

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #33

    BnB

    Im not sure what you mean
    If your doubting my anti Jabba stance I’m guessing you’ve not read the blog for very long
    As recently I’ve throttled back a bit as 99% of people got the message

    I’m guessing the rest of the blog are happier it stays that way

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  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #34

    It’s never Jabbas fault

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #35

    Basically I’m just trying to get my head around why calling someone Tarquin is a gag. And why it would be appropriate. That’s all.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #36

    NY yes after a few years of abuse from a bunch of guys on here yes I still stick to the principle I have outlined. As for Tarky its not taunting. Not to me anyway. Its just a conversation . I’ve no issue with his colourful attacks. Immune through self conviction and through being used to it. Tarquin is still confused about why he is now being referred to as Tarquin. Which is nice. If a bit dim. Tim nice but Dim ! Crikey, another name for Tsunki. Anyway bed calls. Enjoy the night shift, always good people on that. By and large 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Nite Tarquin. 🙂

    3
  • toon22

    Sep 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #38

    Munster

    Hated Rafa
    Loves the traitor

    Says he hates Jabba
    Defends him

    Make of it what you will

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #39

    Munster,

    Goodnight to you sir, and thank you for the night shift endorsement 🙂

    I enjoy it (even if no one else does)

    1
  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #40

    How deluded can you get Toon I’m embarrassed There is actually toon fans walking around as thick as you.

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