ALL CHANGE AT WATFORD I N JUST FOUR MONTHS...

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

TROY Deeney had been in prison for just four days when Watford was sold to Ital­ian busi­ness­man Gi­ampaolo Pozzo.

The club he left had a nu­cleus of young English tal­ent, scant re­sources and a rookie man­ager in Sean Dy­che.

The club he found upon his re­lease was very dif­fer­ent. Dy­che was gone, re­placed by former Chelsea striker Gian­franco Zola. And where on­ceWat­ford grew their own, the play­ing squad had been over­hauled and re­built with loan stars from 16 dif­fer­ent na­tions.

“It was like be­ing the new kid at school,” he says.“I didn’t really know any­body apart from four or five lads from last year, peo­ple like Yeatsy (MarkYeats).

“But I’m quite loud and I like to let peo­ple know who I am pretty quickly. For­tu­nately they liked me and we’ve ended up get­ting on really well.

“Foot­ball ban­ter is uni­ver­sal.

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