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Almunia Joins Watford

Ex Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has joined Championship side Watford on a free transfer. The 35 year old Spaniard ended his eight year afiliation with Arsenal this summer as his contract expired and he was released. Almunia endured a mixed time at Arsenal and admitted earlier this year that he had become lazy during the last year of his deal and that he wanted to stay in London.

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola has offered him a team that would not necessitate him moving from his Hertfordshire home. Almunia joins Watford alongside centre half Fitz Hall on a one year deal. The Hornets lost first choice Scott Loach this summer.




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The Journalist

Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 30 2012

Time: 9:24PM

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No kidding
Sajit
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30/07/2012 22:37:00

It is those few occasions when he wore the captain's Arm band:-)
Naijagunner
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30/07/2012 22:47:00

What have Watford ever done to ye gooners that would make ye unleash this on them? COYS
Slurms McKenzie
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30/07/2012 23:39:00

1987, FA cup quarter final, feckers had the cheek to beat us 3-1...at home too. Well it may have taken 25 years but revenge is a dish best served with a side dollop of cold turd. Bon appetit!
nikolaijns
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31/07/2012 00:07:00

Good luck to him. I genuinely hope he's a success there.
Trennon
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31/07/2012 06:49:00

Nice nikolaijns, nice. I guess thats aluminous sumed up in one line a "side dollop of cold turd"
Slurms McKenzie
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31/07/2012 11:35:00

He had better be, Trennon. It is 'trial' 1 year contract, sort of. Being a former Arsenal No.1, you would think Watford will put him on a long term contract.
Naijagunner
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31/07/2012 11:44:00

Jesus jeffin christ how was this guy our no.1 ...? *shakes head slowly*
shewore
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31/07/2012 13:09:00

Best of luck to him. Hope he has a good few seasons before he retires. Truly a mercurial goalie, ranging from decent at the best of times to downright awful at the worst of times.
Ned Stark
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31/07/2012 21:10:00

 

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