Ngakia may face uncertain future at sack-happy Watford

Another former Hammer, Quina, has found life difficult at the Hornets

Jeremy Ngakia ‘s decision to walk out on the Hammers to join relegated Watford may well be causing him a few regrets.

The Hammers were very keen to keep a player who had done pretty well over the handful of games for us before he chose not to extend his contract until the end of the longest season in the history of the game.

Instead – from what CandH has learned – he will instead be playing his football in the Championship next season at a club – Watford – who makes a practice of sacking managers and who apologised for the way they had run the club at the end of a fateful season.

Whichever manager identified him as a target has now been sacked and Ngakia will find himself playing under yet another new Hornets boss who mat or may not fancy him.

Maybe the fate the befell another Hammers kid – Quina – may be awaiting him. The lad made three Premier League appearances last season and 12 in all since being seen as a top capture.

Given our current issues at right back Ngakia may well have been challenging for a weekly role in the right back slot for us given Moysie’s enthusiasm for the youngster.

Now at the age of just 20 and very few PL games behind him after breaking through he finds himself in teh Championship with maybe an uncertain future given the nature of the way Watford run their business.


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9 comments on “Ngakia may face uncertain future at sack-happy Watford

  1. Surely that tells as much about how the hammers treat their youngsters than Watford.

  2. A player “targeted”, as we know its the owners that buy players and not the managers, will not have any regrets that he left. They move for more money and West ham was not willing to offer what other teams were willing to give him.
    It’s that simple

  3. There was no need for Ngakia to roll the dice, but he wanted to do it all the same. Now that his cloak and dagger plans have been revealed, he’s looking pretty stupid.
    During our end of season battle, I never looked at Watford as a team facing relegation as their form didn’t seem too poor. This was probably Ngakia’s thoughts on Watford too. As you quite rightly stated Hugh, the Watford model of constant hiring and firing may see them struggle to bounce back anytime soon, let alone know if the incoming manager rates you as a player or not.
    All I can say, is like many other footballers in the past (and to come in the future) who also made ill-advised moves, he will have a long time to regret his stupidity and his footballing path may never recover.

  4. I made a comment before, agents treating young kids like people trafficking, not what is best for a player but who pays the most commission.
    I think Moyes said that the player said to him it’s not his decision where he goes, so what but if that isn’t 3rd party ownership?

  5. Its their poor advice from agents, money grabbing idiots and this proves it ..

  6. Pretty sure that image is of Domingos Quina and not Jeremy Ngakia

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