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Official-Iwelumo Joins Watford

It has just been offically confirmed that Chris Iwelumo has joined Watford for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a two year deal.

Iwelumo spent just one season at Turf Moor after being signed by Brian Laws from Wolves in June 2010. His most memorable game was at home to Preston when he got a hat-trick helping the Clarets come from 3-1 down to beat our local rivals 4-3

He scored 11 goals for the Clarets but his tally dred up last season and he managed just one goal on the road curiously against the Hornets! He also got one in our home game against them with Burnley completing the double over Watford last season.

The news sets up an intriguing opener to the new season with Watford due to play Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday August 6th.

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Date:Tuesday July 19 2011
Time: 10:34AM


Well there you go,now we are four down on last year. Five out-Cork, Thommo, Big Chris, Grezza and Carlisle with one in,Mee!
19/07/2011 10:45:00
Thanks for the memories of the good times, Chris, especially the hat-tick... though after the drought of the second half I wonder if I am imagining that! Good luck, though not when you're up against us. Time to move on... We'll perhaps miss his aerial presence. But he always seemed to run in straight lines, rather than twist and turn. He was not as good at holding the ball up and bringing others into play as Thommo was, but Thommo didn't often get into scoring runs and was allegedly a bit of a loose cannon. If Chris had been one of our higher earners, there must have been quite a few in the squad asking why. This, along with losing various loose cannons, moaners and those who had had leadership thrust on them without any longer having the speed and/or footballing skills to be our leader on the pitch, may mean that Eddie is now close to having the squad psychology moving in his direction without too many distractions. Perhaps a couple still need to go? And we do need to find a leader. Duff? McCann? Marney? Pato? Someone new? In this context, dare I say it, we perhaps lost more when Corkie went for the money than just a good midfielder. But up front: Jay, Charlie, Martin, Alex, Wes... now is your time. Try putting those 5 and Chris in a list according to mobility and footballing skill and see what you get...
Couch Potato
19/07/2011 10:55:00
Would have preferred to keep him but with the wages he's on needs to be playing every week and not on the subs bench never really worked out for Iwelumo at the turf. Just hope now that some money his there we bring in 2 or 3 quality signing.
19/07/2011 11:34:00
So the oldies are almost gone!!!! although at 31 some would say they aint so old..... well me.. I would say that aint so old,.... but in footballing terms I guess it is, Howe seems to be powering through the numbers out, I still think there are another two that will already know they aint going to make the cut.!! I think TMP and CP are correct, I am increasingly concerned about who is going to captain this squad, I don't mean the token armband, I mean a real motivator and organiser on the pitch! I watched Marney's attempts last year in total disbelief, his organisational skills leave something to be desired to say the least. It would be nice to have Chris McCann as a token gesture for a game or two, but the truth is he's quite a softly spoken Irishman who for me may struggle initially to bark out orders, I want him to concentrate on his own game. I guess the fact remains Howes plan in terms of moving players on is well and truly in play, I just home he can in still further confidence by bringing in a couple of really good signings, if that happens then I would put my hand up and say I'm impressed !!
19/07/2011 11:46:00
Lots of posters here have been asking for a couple of good signings and time is running out, although the June flurry could turn out to be a July flurry, I hope so. I think we are OK in the forwards department as we stand. An experienced quality midfielder and the same for a central defender would work wonders for the team but would the Board provide the funds and would such players accept our salary cap. I suspect the Board see the way forward with young prospects and some EH magic. All will soon be revealed, should be an interesting season, at least to start with. So far as the Captain is concerned, one of the best was Jimmy Adamson (apologies to the younger generation) and I never remember him as a loud mouth.
19/07/2011 13:05:00
To be honest Im not sad to see Iwelumo go, he was hopeless after Christmas. I've never seen a player get caught offside more times then him. He couldn't run and he missed so many sitters with his head. £15k a week I'm glad he's gone. I'm not sure what the sides going to be so I can't pick a captain. Duff is still there however and I think McCann maybe a good captain.
19/07/2011 13:48:00
Sad to see big Chris go as I thought he gave us extra options but we do have three other very strong strikers anyway. If we got good money for him and freed up some wage its understandable that we let him go. And at 32 you can see why Eddie did so with his younger squad ideas. Hopefully this signals a couple of new signings will almost definitely be coming in sooner or later.
19/07/2011 15:16:00
I'm glad to see Chris come to us... Hopfully he can net a few goals for us this season...
04/08/2011 09:51:00
Good luck Burnley...
04/08/2011 09:52:00
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