Report this comment
  • "
    VOReason wrote:
    Mark-H wrote:
    mellow yellow wrote:
    When was the last time Watford had a keeper with 12 international caps?! There's a challenge for y'all...
    2012, Tomasz Kuszczak, 11 caps for Poland
    Mart poom must have had over 12 international caps for Estonia!

    Toszer next, experienced no nonsense leader of a centre half after and then a fast 'natural goalscorer' ...

    Job done
    I'm not actually sure we necessarily need a Vydra type player again... Think about how many good midfielders we have, especially in the middle:

    Tozser, Abdi, McGugan, Murray, Battocchio, Anya.

    When you combine that with the otherwise questionable choice of Dyer - who let's face it, really isn't a LWB - and I reckon Sannino might be looking at a 4-5-1 formation. Of course, if we can get Vydra and keep Deeney this summer, I'm sure this will change - but honestly, I reckon it's the formation that most suits our squad at the moment. That way you can take advantage of our quality in midfield, have pace on both wings, and play Deeney up front. I admit that Deeney plays best with players running ahead of him - but with Anya and Dyer on each wing, and a player like Abdi or McGugan, or even Murray, in the middle of midfield - who is to say that the midfield can't do that job?

    I agree our defence needs bolstering though. Not necessarily with first team quality players - but I reckon with Belkalem, Cassetti, Ekstrand, Nosworthy, Neill, Faraoni etc. all likely to be gone, we just need some backup. I see no problem with a back 4 of Pudil, Angella, Hoban, Doyley."
  • This field is mandatory
  • This field is mandatory
  • Please note we will not accept reports with HTML tags or URLs in them.


  • Enter the above word in the box below

Watford have signed former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes on a one-year contract with the option of a further year

Enfield Independent: Heurelho Gomes last appeared for Spurs in November 2011. Picture: Action Images Heurelho Gomes last appeared for Spurs in November 2011. Picture: Action Images

Watford have signed former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes on a one-year contract with the option of a further year.

The 33-year-old Brazilian will leave Spurs when his contract at White Hart Lane expires at the end of June and will subsequently join the Hornets.

On Thursday, Watford missed out on former Yeovil Town goalkeeper Marek Stech, who returned to first club Sparta Prague on a three-year deal.

Gomes moved to England in 2008 from Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven and was a regular between the sticks for Spurs until 2011, making 95 Premier League starts in three seasons.

Eventually ousted by Brad Friedel, Gomes was loaned out to Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in the 2012/13 season but played just nine times as injury curtailed his loan spell.

Born in Jao Pinheiro, Gomes began his career with Brazilian side Cruzerio before moving to Europe to join PSV in 2004, where he spent four years and made over 100 appearances.

The 6ft 3in gloveman is a Brazilian international who has been capped 11 times at senior level, going to the both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups with the Selecao.

Twice a Confederations Cup winner with Brazil, at club level Gomes has won the Eredivisie four times and the Brazilian Serie A once.

Local Businesses

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree