@FIhornet (mcg424) is a Watford fan with a background in football trading platforms. Originally a trader on Football Index, he joined Footstock in their virtual boom in May and has not looked back. Unfortunately, his team have suffered their Footstock relegation.
Watford have been relegated to the Championship after a five year stay in the Premier League. We take a look at the Footstock relegation player cards who may be worth keeping hold of, as we enter the short summer transfer window and count down to the start of the 2020/21 Premier League season.
A spirited, but ultimately costly 3-2 defeat to Arsenal on the final day of the Premier League season consigned the Hornets to the second tier of English football and their Footstock relegation to the inactive heap. Watford’s abysmal early season form made for another year on the manager merry-go-round, with four different managers used throughout the season. Under Nigel Pearson, Watford found some late season form, but it was a little too late as their post lockdown results meant for his (questionable) sacking with only two games to go, followed by relegation to the second tier of English football.
Watford will be keen to bounce back at the first opportunity, but will be forced to sell some of their higher quality players who have commanded Premier League status in the past seasons. We take a look at some of the cards worth holding onto going into the new season.
1. Will Hughes
The albino Messi, post-lockdown, Will Hughes has been a revelation and one of Watford’s stand-out players. It is unlikely that he will make many headlines for his play, but Hughes finds himself involved in much of the nitty gritty work that’s so important to the team.
As an integral part of a central midfield three, Hughes has shown himself to be a hard-working individual offering plenty of support to the back four, coupled with some silky touches going forward. Hughes is already being touted as the next leader and captain of the team and with the likely departure of other midfield options, should be one of the first names on the next Watford Manager’s team sheet.
As such, Hughes may be a longer term hold, with the hope of the Hornets returning to the Premier League at the first attempt. However, in the meantime, Hughes has become a regular appearance in the four and eight man roulette tournaments, showcasing himself as an excellent roulette option.
2. Abdoulaye Doucoure
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