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O'Toole better all round with Us - Aidy

Shaggy haired Watford midfielder John Joe O`Toole is fast becoming an all round better player since he`s been on loan at Colchester - well according to U`s gaffer (former Hornet boss) Aidy Boothroyd anyway - & guess what, he wants to sign him permanently in January!!!

Boothroyd - who has masterminded O`Toole`s career ever since giving him his big break in first team footie as a scruffy 17 year old at Vicarage Road 3 seasons ago - reckons the young irish scrapper has "become more aware" with "a big improvement in his mentality and tactically".

The former Hornets gaffer told Colchester`s Daily Gazette "I`ve seen a big improvement in John-Joe since he has been at Colchester...he is only 20 years old and he has a massive future ahead of him".

Hmmm, that may be so but you can`t help but feel that the only way O`Toole will get back into the Hornet reckoning when he returns to the Watford wilderness is to impress Malky Mackay with his improved range of passing. So it can only be good news then that Boothroyd insists that "...part of his development in coming to us is that his feet have improved."

And for those that used to love John Joe`s headless chicken and wreckless tackling act - fear not. With 5 yellow cards in only 12 appearances whilst out at the Western Homes Community Stadium, John-Joe is clearly still kicking people and rattling a few cages...

No wonder Aidy Boothroyd calls him a "a horrible, physical presence", "a nasty player to play against" and "a brawler" then!




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Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 21 2009

Time: 9:26PM

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If they could be persuaded to pay a few quid to alleviate him too, then even better. Same goes for Hoskins - any takers .... ?
wfc123
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22/11/2009

Pay WFC a decent fee, with add on's and he's yours Aidy.
ANDY710
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23/11/2009 08:16:00

We haven't missed JJO'T.. SELL SELL SELL.... We need money for the HH fund...
watford1881
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23/11/2009 15:00:00

erm, we might end up missing JJ when Lansbury and Cleverley both disappear!!!
DrWatford
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24/11/2009 09:21:00

All depends on how much they're prepared to pay, 300k plus and we'll not be able to refuse it. JJOT is not in the class of Lansbury or Cleverley but in the long term neither are w ...
RFB-gloryhornetboys
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24/11/2009 10:09:00

JJO'T is said to be a bad influence on the team as a whole...A bit of a trouble maker I've herd.. At the moment our confidence must be high so anything which could disrupt that needs away... Either sell him or send him out on loan for the rest of the season... I'm hoping the first will be right...
watford1881
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26/11/2009 12:44:00

Well - he aint done bad for us - hasn't set the world alight though! The 400k price tag that's been touted is a lot of money for him but think its likely to happen.
StevieG Col U
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29/11/2009 12:51:00

 

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