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' Joe Bennett / Watford? '

Postby Forever Blue » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:47 am

Opinion: Watford should rekindle interest in Cardiff City man to solve left-back woes, rumours are that Watford will come in for Bennett this January.


By Harry Mail

Hornets live

Wednesday 18th November 2020


Watford are expected to reignite their search for a left-back this winter, as per a report by Herts Live.

The Hornets need more depth in that position and are likely to make some moves in the January transfer window.

Their boss, Vladimir Ivic, has even looked in the free agent market more recently but hasn’t found anyone suitable.

Cardiff City’s Joe Bennett was linked in the last transfer window, as covered by The72, so could Watford turn to him over the next couple of months?

It is already rumoured that Bennett could be their target.

The full-back is out of contract with the Bluebirds at the end of the season meaning they could be open to selling him to avoid losing him for free next summer.

Bennett, who is 30 years old, has been with Cardiff since 2016 and has made 155 appearances for the Bluebirds.

He played a key part in their promotion to the Premier League under Neil Warnock in 2018.

Bennett is a vastly experienced full-back in the Football League and has racked up 330 appearances in his career to date.

The Rochdale-born defender started out at Middlesbrough and went onto break into their first-team as a youngster.

Aston Villa lured him away from the Riverside Stadium in 2012 and he spent three years on the books at Villa Park, spending time out on loan with the likes of Brighton and Hove Albion, AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield Wednesday.

Bennett has found a home at Cardiff but his long-term future is up in the air.

He would be ideal for Watford, and it will be interesting to see if rumours resurface.
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Re: ' Joe Bennett / Watford? '

Postby HarriRhys22 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:26 pm

If the club want to keep him we need to get him to sign a new contract or risk losing him for nothing in the summer?
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Postby Sneggyblubird » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:41 pm

If they offer us 500k I'd say sell him.
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Postby Escott1927 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:10 pm

With Bagan showing he is capable of stepping up it wouldn't be a surprise to see Bennet or cunnigham leave in January. Especially if it means we can bring someone else in.

Havnt seen too much of cunningham play so would probably prefer we keep bennet. But then it probably comes down to interest in both players, potential transfer fee and wages saved.
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Postby Bridgwater Blue » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:23 pm

Neither Cunningham or Baglan are anywhere near as good as Bennett. We would be weaker without him for sure.
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Postby Crayfish » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:24 pm

Escott1927 wrote:With Bagan showing he is capable of stepping up it wouldn't be a surprise to see Bennet or cunnigham leave in January. Especially if it means we can bring someone else in.

Havnt seen too much of cunningham play so would probably prefer we keep bennet. But then it probably comes down to interest in both players, potential transfer fee and wages saved.


Probably worth giving Baglan a few more games if Warford are serious and we could get some money for him.
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Postby 103 Barmy Army » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:16 pm

Escott1927 wrote:With Bagan showing he is capable of stepping up it wouldn't be a surprise to see Bennet or cunnigham leave in January. Especially if it means we can bring someone else in.

Havnt seen too much of cunningham play so would probably prefer we keep bennet. But then it probably comes down to interest in both players, potential transfer fee and wages saved.


This seems a level headed approach given the current financial climate. I would also prefer to keep Bennett (whilst being aware of the fact we haven’t seen too much of Cunningham) as he’s the best LB I’ve seen play for Cardiff City since I started supporting them in 1988. A player that in my opinion still performs well, always gives 100% effort and is physically robust in the challenge.
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Re: ' Joe Bennett / Watford? '

Postby Pantmawr Bluebird » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:24 pm

Has Joe Bennett earned 'Legend' status at the club do you think?

If he hasn't, he's got to be close
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Postby skidemin » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:36 pm

Pantmawr Bluebird wrote:Has Joe Bennett earned 'Legend' status at the club do you think?

If he hasn't, he's got to be close



really depends on where you put the bar... and what criteria you use..
i like Joe,agree with most of what been said above...but think a long way off legend status...
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Postby 103 Barmy Army » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:52 pm

Pantmawr Bluebird wrote:Has Joe Bennett earned 'Legend' status at the club do you think?

If he hasn't, he's got to be close


Loving the positivity here and it’s nice to see Bennett get recognition for his undoubted talent. :bluescarf:
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Postby Bluebina » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:21 pm

103 Barmy Army wrote:
Pantmawr Bluebird wrote:Has Joe Bennett earned 'Legend' status at the club do you think?

If he hasn't, he's got to be close


Loving the positivity here and it’s nice to see Bennett get recognition for his undoubted talent. :bluescarf:


Agree with you both, tough position fullback these days so much expected, he gets on with his job and delivers more consistently than any other fullback going back years!!!
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Re: ' Joe Bennett / Watford? '

Postby rumpo kid » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:00 am

If Watford took him it may solve our left back woes. He has difficulty passing the ball to a team mate..
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