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Ben Watson being linked 20:45 - Jul 31 with 2639 viewsQPRSteve

According to The Athletic via BerkshireLive

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/uk-sports-news/qpr-chase-nottingham-forest-mi

What was the name of that idiot ref who gave him a second yellow for taking a free kick to early when we had him on loan? Still we went on to beat the fakes 4-1 that day.
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Ben Watson being linked on 20:51 - Jul 31 with 2593 viewsenfieldargh

I'd be amazed if he signed for us after the abuse he got from 15 pissed off rangers fans in a box at Portman road back in whenever it was

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Ben Watson being linked on 07:15 - Aug 1 with 2127 viewsSimplyNico

A Forest supporting workmate who works with a few players said that he was exceptional for them. Lives in South London and commuted daily to Nottingham for training by train apparently. I was told he is out of contract and wants to stay down here. He is getting on a bit but has looked after himself. Might be one of those where we squeeze a couple of seasons out of him.
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Ben Watson being linked on 08:52 - Aug 1 with 1932 viewsHooparoo

Could probably still do a job for us. Better than our current powder puff midfield “enforcers”

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Ben Watson being linked on 09:01 - Aug 1 with 1901 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Ben Watson being linked on 08:52 - Aug 1 by Hooparoo

Could probably still do a job for us. Better than our current powder puff midfield “enforcers”


I've always thought that Ball and Cameron are tough enough. They're big, strong , have great attitude and can tackle. Mobility is a problem and maybe why they miss some tackles.

I think powder-puff might be harsh there, Hooparoo?

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Ben Watson being linked on 09:16 - Aug 1 with 1862 viewsNorthernr

Andy Hall was the referee - OP
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Ben Watson being linked on 09:24 - Aug 1 with 1835 viewsBklynRanger

We were after him, to whatever extent, a couple of times before he finally came to us iirc. I remember feeling a bit underwhelmed when he did arrive. Think it was a bit of strange time for him form-wise. Read somewhere here about him getting consecutive sending off which rings a bell.

None of which means that much really. Like the sound of him operating as a deep lying ball player. Now I'll have him down as a poor man's Ray Wilkins, so no unfair pressure there at all...
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Ben Watson being linked on 09:30 - Aug 1 with 1797 viewsHooparoo

Ben Watson being linked on 09:01 - Aug 1 by BrianMcCarthy

I've always thought that Ball and Cameron are tough enough. They're big, strong , have great attitude and can tackle. Mobility is a problem and maybe why they miss some tackles.

I think powder-puff might be harsh there, Hooparoo?


Was mainly referring to young Amos

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Ben Watson being linked on 09:41 - Aug 1 with 1745 viewsLblock

Ben Watson being linked on 09:30 - Aug 1 by Hooparoo

Was mainly referring to young Amos


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Ben Watson being linked on 09:42 - Aug 1 with 1739 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Ben Watson being linked on 09:30 - Aug 1 by Hooparoo

Was mainly referring to young Amos


Fair enough, Hoop. Not sure Amos is naturally an enforcer, though. I like him further forward, and I like him more than most do, too, it seems.

I'd like him back here next year on a reasonable permanent move or a loan with an agreed future fee (if that negates the January call-back option, if not forget it, then no ice cream just whipped cream but only if it's real, if it's out of a can then nothing).

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Ben Watson being linked on 09:43 - Aug 1 with 1732 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Ben Watson being linked on 09:41 - Aug 1 by Lblock

I’ve had tougher turds on a Sunday morning after 12 pints of Guinness and a Vindaloo than Amos


Lovely image. I needed that on a Saturday morning.

By the way - what was the name of our Structures Teacher? Was trying to remember...

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Ben Watson being linked on 09:53 - Aug 1 with 1688 viewsGloryHunter

Ben Watson being linked on 20:51 - Jul 31 by enfieldargh

I'd be amazed if he signed for us after the abuse he got from 15 pissed off rangers fans in a box at Portman road back in whenever it was


That was an odd game. He was being recalled, in order to be loaned out again - to West Brom? He appeared to be terrified of getting injured, and pulled out of a few tackles. Not very professional.
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Ben Watson being linked on 09:54 - Aug 1 with 1686 viewsfrancisbowles

Ben Watson being linked on 09:42 - Aug 1 by BrianMcCarthy

Fair enough, Hoop. Not sure Amos is naturally an enforcer, though. I like him further forward, and I like him more than most do, too, it seems.

I'd like him back here next year on a reasonable permanent move or a loan with an agreed future fee (if that negates the January call-back option, if not forget it, then no ice cream just whipped cream but only if it's real, if it's out of a can then nothing).


'Fair enough, Hoop. Not sure Amos is naturally an enforcer, though. I like him further forward, and I like him more than most do, too, it seems'

I agree with that Brian and wouldn't mind him back next season as I think he could build on his 19/20 experience, putting his serious injury further behind him.

As for Watson. If he fits the wage structure then yes. He played a lot of games last season in a better team, based on league position. Having lost Pugh and Rangel we could do with an older experienced head as well. Not quite sure where he fits in with Ball and Cameron but the later misses games anyway and maybe we could get a bit of competition and rotation going as well as an option of the bench for that role.
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Ben Watson being linked on 10:20 - Aug 1 with 1606 viewsrsonist

Can't call Watson an "enforcer" but he's smart enough to protect the defence better without having to make big tackles.
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Ben Watson being linked on 10:22 - Aug 1 with 1599 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Ben Watson being linked on 09:54 - Aug 1 by francisbowles

'Fair enough, Hoop. Not sure Amos is naturally an enforcer, though. I like him further forward, and I like him more than most do, too, it seems'

I agree with that Brian and wouldn't mind him back next season as I think he could build on his 19/20 experience, putting his serious injury further behind him.

As for Watson. If he fits the wage structure then yes. He played a lot of games last season in a better team, based on league position. Having lost Pugh and Rangel we could do with an older experienced head as well. Not quite sure where he fits in with Ball and Cameron but the later misses games anyway and maybe we could get a bit of competition and rotation going as well as an option of the bench for that role.


Agree with all that, if his medicals are ok.

35 is a risk, but if he's a good pro and leader and if his wages are appearance-based and incentive-based then ok. two or three older heads is good, and we've lost some recently.

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Ben Watson being linked on 10:33 - Aug 1 with 1555 viewsnix

I know I've not been that complimentary of Amos but that's as a loan player because I'd rather have a fully cooked player on loan than improve them for someone else. But I'd be ok with him as a permanent signing for a v low fee and reasonable wages.

Watson sounds like the kind of player that might be good for us for a couple of years to give us some bite in midfield.
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Ben Watson being linked on 10:35 - Aug 1 with 1542 viewsDannytheR

I'd be happy with this. If ever there was a team that could do with a 30-something Ray Wilkins making us tick from the centre circle, it's QPR right now, and Watson feels like the Championship equivalent.

(Which Geoff Cameron very much doesn't.)

Next season looks like it could go either way, and someone with the sheer knowhow and football brain of Watson might well be the difference.
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Ben Watson being linked on 11:16 - Aug 1 with 1373 viewsCiderwithRsie

Ben Watson being linked on 09:42 - Aug 1 by BrianMcCarthy

Fair enough, Hoop. Not sure Amos is naturally an enforcer, though. I like him further forward, and I like him more than most do, too, it seems.

I'd like him back here next year on a reasonable permanent move or a loan with an agreed future fee (if that negates the January call-back option, if not forget it, then no ice cream just whipped cream but only if it's real, if it's out of a can then nothing).


I can see that working with Watson, especially if we can improve the central defence behind them.

I think too often we look at players solely as individuals rather than the team as more than the sum of its parts. It's like the Wilkins + Holloway/Barker combination, you need both parts for it to work
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Ben Watson being linked on 11:19 - Aug 1 with 1363 viewsTacticalR

I saw him play against us at Forest in February. As a player who always played well against us in the past, my impression this time around was that he was not what he once was.

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Ben Watson being linked on 13:32 - Aug 1 with 1118 viewsPunteR

I rated Ben Watson. Good player in the past. Derry and Hill proved you can still do a job at 35 if your still fit enough.

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Ben Watson being linked on 16:47 - Aug 1 with 892 viewsloftboy

We need someone like him to help out the new wave of youngsters coming through,I like Cameron but reckon Watson Is a better player.

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Ben Watson being linked on 19:33 - Aug 1 with 613 viewsR_from_afar

Ben Watson being linked on 09:16 - Aug 1 by Northernr

Andy Hall was the referee - OP


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Ben Watson being linked on 20:01 - Aug 1 with 526 viewsWEAREAWFUL

He was oustanding alongside rowlands at st james park in a very good 1-1 draw, i think he may even have scored the goal to put us in front. But that was 2009 surely over the hill now
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