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Old September 5 2012, 04:04 PM   #4420
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Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

HappyDayRiot wrote: View Post
The whole thing doesn't benefit Watford in the slightest - if those loanees are good, they'll go back to their parent club and be good there. If they're rubbish, well Watford will suffer.
I don't agree with that at all. That's not how the Pozzo family does business. They haven't done it with their Spanish side (Granada) either.

This is a very good read from one of the best blogs out there: Watford and Udinese.

It explains Pozzo's idea of leading a club and what they have achieved in the past. Udinese's scouting network is nothing short of amazing.

Adam Digby wrote:
In 2009 the family purchased Granada – then almost on the brink of bankruptcy and languishing in Spanish football’s third tier – to act as another proving ground for the masses of youngsters the Pozzo’s bring in and in doing so they have risen to the top flight La Liga for the first time since the mid-1970’s. The Italian club have seemingly, by using Grenada to screen prospective players, been able to further minimise the risk of fielding unknown talent which in the past – when certain prospects failed – often left them battling relegation rather than challenging at the top end of the table.

It is into this network of contacts, that English Championship club Watford now find themselves drawn, purchased by the Pozzo’s this summer.
Give it some time.
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