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Blades turn to Watford's O'Toole

Watford`s shaggy haired midfielder John Joe O`Toole has become the latest Hornet to depart Vicarage Road for the red and white pastures of Sheffield Utd after agreeing a loan deal to the rest of the season.

O`Toole started the season on fire with his free-scoring, all action antics but has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers, who clearly doesn`t rate the one time Republic of Ireland U21 international midfielder.

12 goals in 39 games from O`Toole speak from themselves but despite being linked to Newcastle, Fulham and Wolves in recent months, the Londoner hasn`t made a Watford league start since being hauled off at half time in the Boxing Day massacre by Bristol City…

That was 10 games ago and it`s rare that O`Toole even makes the 16-man matchday squad these days such has been the fall from grace under Rodgers.

Still, let`s not kid ourselves - despite the emergence of Jenkins, Cowie, Williamson and Cork, it is a loss - JJ`s ability to be in the right place at the right time was a highlight on many a dark afternoon before Christmas but his weaknesses in other areas (workload, passing, ability to tackle back) have always split the Hornets faithful.

Good luck at Bramall Lane John Joe…




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Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 25 2009

Time: 10:03AM

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An interesting development and - as you suggest - not altogether surprising, based on recent events. It says much about our new depth of midfield talent at the Vic, but is it purely a short-term commercial loan deal or do Sheff U have a pre agreed option to purchase?
RFB-gloryhornetboys
An interesting development and - as you suggest - not altogether surprising, based on recent events. It says much about our new depth of midfield talent at the Vic, but is it purely a short-term commercial loan deal or do Sheff U have a pre agreed option to purchase?
RFB-gloryhornetboys
think a deal has already been agreed by the sounds of it. we want smith and jobi next please lads!!
bladesforlife1889
think a deal has already been agreed by the sounds of it. we want smith and jobi next please lads!!
bladesforlife1889
a month ago wed have driven jobi to sheffield but hes started playing well now hope youve got plenty of cash if you want smith youre welcome to our unwanted squad players ellington will be back in the summer please please please buy him
wrexham hornet
a month ago wed have driven jobi to sheffield but hes started playing well now hope youve got plenty of cash if you want smith youre welcome to our unwanted squad players ellington will be back in the summer please please please buy him
wrexham hornet
Bloody hell, its only a couple of years ago, that the bedfordshire born manager was hoping that his leeds utd hammered the final nail in to seeing us relegated, now he wants our players. O'toole often reminds me of a David Platt type player and there are not to many of them about nowdays, if he gets his attitude right and concentrates on wanting to become a top player, he could go a long way and good luck to him, as long as we have got good sell on clauses. but if he comes back preseason training like he did last summer, he will amount to nothing special. i really hope he does not turn out to be a clone of nigel Callighan
ANDY710
Bloody hell, its only a couple of years ago, that the bedfordshire born manager was hoping that his leeds utd hammered the final nail in to seeing us relegated, now he wants our players. O'toole often reminds me of a David Platt type player and there are not to many of them about nowdays, if he gets his attitude right and concentrates on wanting to become a top player, he could go a long way and good luck to him, as long as we have got good sell on clauses. but if he comes back preseason training like he did last summer, he will amount to nothing special. i really hope he does not turn out to be a clone of nigel Callighan
ANDY710
 

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