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Blackwell loving John Joe goals

Blades boss Kevin Blackwell reckons "it`s the goals" that have had a whole host of Championship clambering over themselves for the signature of Watford midfielder John Joe O`Toole.

The out of favour Hornets midfielder sealed a move to Sheffield Utd yesterday (what is it about the lure of South Yorkshire for Watford players?) despite having a number of offers on the table to end his fall from grace under Brendan Rodgers.

But Blackwells` insistence that its all about his sharp shooting may well be sweeping O`Toole`s clear weaknesses - such as workrate, quality on the ball and decision making - under the red and white carpet.

In fact the Blades boss was probably the one holding the brush that shoved them there as he told the official Blades site "John will being energy and youthful exuberance to the centre of the midfield…He scores goals, which is why so many were trying to get him".

Blackwell quite clearly reckons he`s done well to secure the loan signing of the Republic of Ireland U21 international, who had also caught the eye of Preston by all accounts.

The Blades boss added "…there were 3 or 4 clubs in for him this time - - [O`Toole] decided he wanted to join a club looking to give it a go for promotion"…

IF Blackwell`s facts are correct that "Wolves bid £900,000 for him in September" then you`ve got to question the logic of keeping hold of O`Toole when his market price was ripe but, then again, he was a first team regular at that stage.





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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Friday February 27 2009
Time: 1:43PM

Comments

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You only have to listen to one Blackwell interview to realise his limitations. JJ is still very much work in progress.
RFB-gloryhornetboys
27/02/2009 22:47:00
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You only have to listen to one Blackwell interview to realise his limitations. JJ is still very much work in progress.
RFB-gloryhornetboys
27/02/2009 22:47:00
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JJO'T needs first team football.. I can see him moving permently to Bramall Lane.. As long as we get 1.25 mill I'll be happy.. JJO'T isn't consistent enough..
watford1881
02/03/2009 17:34:00
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JJO'T needs first team football.. I can see him moving permently to Bramall Lane.. As long as we get 1.25 mill I'll be happy.. JJO'T isn't consistent enough..
watford1881
02/03/2009 17:34:00
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Blackwell is a Prize Dick from Scum town and i wouldn't shower any h2o on him if he was on fire, i detest everything about this idiot and wish he would drop off the face of the earth, yes i am having a bad day, rant over, thank you & good afternoon
ANDY710
03/03/2009 12:27:00
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Blackwell is a Prize Dick from Scum town and i wouldn't shower any h2o on him if he was on fire, i detest everything about this idiot and wish he would drop off the face of the earth, yes i am having a bad day, rant over, thank you & good afternoon
ANDY710
03/03/2009 12:27:00
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