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Dennis Wins Watford Player, Goal Of The Month Awards For November 

Dennis Wins Watford Player, Goal Of The Month Awards For November 

Emmanuel Dennis has won Watford November Player and Goal of the Month awards, Completesports.com reports.

Watford made the announcement in a statement on their official website on Saturday.

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“In-form forward Emmanuel Dennis has been crowned the winner of both the Stake Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards for November.

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“The Nigeria international has enjoyed a highly successful start to life at Watford, with this his second Player of the Month gong of the season, having won it previously in August.

“Dennis scored two goals and provided two assists over a month which saw the Hornets face stiff competition, with matches against Arsenal, Manchester United and Leicester City.

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“The 24-year-old also won a penalty in the final game of the month, which was ultimately converted by Joshua King. Dennis’ fine showings have also resulted in a nomination for the Premier League Player of the Month award.

“In a competitive poll, Dennis topped the supporter vote ahead of Joshua King, Leanne Bell and Anne Meiwald.

“The pick of the bunch from last month’s goals was Dennis’ clever finish against the Foxes on November 28. Despite the snowy conditions around him, Dennis showed composure and skill to take a stuttered touch in front of goal to trick the opposition, before lifting the ball over goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
“Dennis’ fifth goal of the season beat strikes from King, Bell, Emma Beckett, João Pedro and Ismaïla Sarr.”

By James Agberebi 

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  • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

    The last time I check coach Rohr said asking a question why Dennis is not invited does make sense to him and it’s a disgusting question to ask!

     
    • JimmyBall 2 months ago

      @Chima E Samuels… Thank you so much. This is all due to the kind of favouritism that Rohr shows in the way he manages the team. I dont know how an oldman can be that mean while exuding a meek and humble outward appearance? Young boys the age of his grandkids… I also read Onazi saying Super Eagles need a coach who will carry himself truly like a father figure to the players not someone very vindictive…

      How the seasons change… now everyone wants to be friends with Dennis and go along with hallelujah praises to identify with him… allow Rohr to go to Nations Cup he will still not pick Emmanuel Dennis, so it is even better the guy helps Watford who actually came to his rescue after his image as a stubborn and disruptive figure in a squad was amplified unjustly by both Club Brugge and FC Köln!

      We sat back watching Rohr continue with unfairness and injustice in the team for a very long time so much so that one would always wonder why certain very good players we see doing their business in their club, league and Europe never gets Rohr’s attention as if Rohr’s television is 1-D motion picture? I remember stating on this forum that except you listen to two sides of a story… you will be inclined to believing the one side which may be a crafty piece of untruth…

      Dennis Emmanuel for asking Rohr why he was being asking to go play U-23, which he eventually did, and expressing frustration why Club Brugge were putting off clubs with concrete bids like Atalanta (Rumoured €16 million and Leeds (€15 million)… just the same way Paul Onuachu was slammed with a €25 million price tag… very enjoyable seeing how Dennis is letting his football speak for him! Let Iheanacho, Ighalo, Musa, Collins and Onuachu go and win Rohr Nations Cup… I shall be praying for them!

       
  • MONKEY POST 2 months ago

    Congratulations!

     
    • Papafem 2 months ago

      This could be mere speculation. It would be stupid of him to decline going to AFCON except he’s got another country to play for. But if it’s true, then theres a bigger problem in the team than we think. NFF should thoroughly investigate this. Same way Kalu requested to excused. More players may seek to be left out of the team in the days to come.

       
  • MONKEY POST 2 months ago

    How credible is that news???

     
    • onwajunior 2 months ago

      As @Papafem mentioned, it may just be mere speculation. But I hope its not true.

       
  • Seriously..just feeling for Rohr. May be its old age.
    How can Shehu and Simon be benching Aina and Ebuehi?
    Omearuo is still in the team and ahead of Akpoguma?
    Collins is chasing bassey
    Musa and Simon ahead of Dennis and Lookman?
    Onuachu/Ighalo ahead of Awoniyi, Dessers, Sadiq? And recently, Simon ahead of Chukwueze…lol
    Strange call ups/first team selections. The truth is..as a player, watching someone I’m sure I’m better than playing ahead of me, I can reject the further call ups.

     
  • JimmyBall 2 months ago

    Watching Williams Troost Ekong being bamboozled in defence again… I believe if he does not leave Premier League to a slower league his career might be over soon for too many mistakes and sloppy plays for a high league player… his positioning and recovery is criminally messy…

     
    • God'sown 2 months ago

      Ekong is the only player in defence that is causing all the goals, that’s how you are recommending Izuchukwu that is playing in Israeli league, please tell me which defence or defender Mancity cannot bamboozle, quit this your hatred on that guy.

       
      • It is very funny how somebody who claims to be an ex-footballer analyse players like somebody who has never watched football before not to talk of playing football……..while you who has never played professional football before is now the one sounding like the expert……the ex-footballer

         
  • Bolade Anjorin 2 months ago

    This in form lad, Dennis just crowned the winner of both the Stake Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards for November is going places, I can testify to that. His composure and skilful touch in front of goal to trick the opposition is second to none but I tell you he gets whatever he wants before lifting the ball. Any time he forrays, he comes with speed which mostly put players on their toes to meeting targets. I am yet to find a place for him in the present SE make-up.

     
  • Chike 2 months ago

    May be he should be invited to Olympic Eagles. The boy is good, I saw him play.

     
    • Footballfanatic 2 months ago

      Ekong is still uncoordinated as always. Man city wan kill am lol. If this guy remains one of our crucial central defenders then we are in trouble. I know Ranieri will be in the market in January for sure. The errors are just too much for a premiership level player.

       
  • I’m not the type that make conclusions based on hearsay. But it is beginning to look like all I have been hearing about Dennis may be true after all.
    I have heard so much about him. I have really heard a lot. In summary, he is not very professional and doesn’t have very good manners.
    As usual I had taken all I have heard with a pinch of salt, but with recent happenings it looks like I may now take all I have heard with 16-bags of salt instead of a pinch….. lol.
    The recent happenings include the news that he fell out with his coaches, officials and players in two of his previous clubs; hushed news that he fell out with Rohr and some officials. A more recent happening which I personally witnessed and complained immediately, was on his birthday after the NFF as usual had used their IG platform to wish him a happy birthday, but surprise-surprise, they had not gotten a response from Dennis at the point I saw the post, which was already over 10-hours after the post was made.
    Just this week, I heard he was asked to make a comparism between himself and Ighalo, and he told the journalist, that he will dust Ighalo if they are pitted against each other. That alone almost convinced me that he could be exactly what I have been hearing about. This is because what I had expected him to say just like Osimhen and Iheanacho had already said recently, is that, Ighalo is like a mentor or role model that he looks up to. If he doesn’t want to go that route, he could have said that both of them are two different players with their unique style of play and therefore, no basis for comparison. But he decided to declare himself the winner of a competition he may not actually win if it were to be decided by a neutral umpire.
    Just before writing this long note, I saw this https://www.owngoalnigeria.com/2021/12/04/45346/ and I laughed, and said to myself “perhaps, all I have been hearing may be true”.
    Some people are saying the news may be false, but I tell you, from the impression I have been able to form about him based on the little I have been able to observe about him, the news is very likely to be true. Thank God he is neither Messi, nor C. Ronaldo. So, we definitely won’t miss him. Even Messi and Ronaldo, despite their worth, talent and pedigree are still committed to representing their countries. But the butterfly who thinks himself a bird, is already reportedly turning down invitation. Just like I said, it is better for me for us to lose with average players who are committed and will fight for Nigeria in the field of play with their sweat and blood, than have somebody who is . If such a person will help us win Brazil 8 -0 while his unvailaiblity will make Mauritius to win us 16 -0, for me, it is better for him not to be availabile because the harm he could cause to the team could be worse than the good he may do.
    On a very serious note, if Dennis doesn’t learn to be humble, he may not go places, despite his potentials, initial flashes of brilliance, and nice showings

     
    • JimmyBall 2 months ago

      @Ocherome… Like anyone really care about your opinion! Lol… Let the young man build his profile in England please… He is new to EPL and Watford is struggling… Nigeria never needed him and he was never considered for callups even Rohr said anything about Dennis does not interest him… So. What are you here saying? His club pays his dues and let him be in peace where he is appreciated. Has Musa Ahmed retired? You have Ighalo also so what’s the jaundiced opinion about a young who knows his worth?

       
  • RESPECT IS RECIPROCAL 2 months ago

    THERE IS NOTHING DENIS IS DOING NOW THAT IHGALO DID NOT DO IN HIS FIRST SEASON WITH WATFORD , I WILL BE TOTALLY CONVINCED IF DENIS CONTINUE FROM WHERE HE STOPS THIS SEASON IN NEXT SEASON. HE MIGHT BE ONE OF THOSE FLASHY PLAYERS THAT EXHIBIT JUST FOR A SEASON AND THEN GO OFF,I JUST HOPE HE WILL BE MOTIVATED TO CONSISTENCE .
    AM NOT SURE THE NEWS IS TRUE BUT IF IT IS HE WOULD HAVE HIMSELF TO BLAME, I HOPE HE IS NOT BEING DELUSIONAL THAT HE IS THE BEST ,CLUBS HAVE A WAY OF MISLEADING VOLATILE AFRICAN PLAYERS AGAINST THEIR COUNTRIES. I ALSO SAW THE NEWS TODAY THAT EUROPEAN CLUBS HAVE PETITIONED FIFA ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THEIR PLAYERS AT AFRICAN CUPOF NATIONS BECAUSE OF OMICRON WHICH THEY SAY HAS NO SYMPTOMS.
    ANY WAY DO NOT BLAME THEM, THE BLAME SHOULD BE PUT ON OUR LEADERS THAT ARE THEIR THROLL .
    # IN ANOTHER NEWS I READ NFF HAS FINALLY SETTLED FOR EX WEST HAM COACH ,HIS NAME WAS NOT MENTIONED.

     
  • Yes maybe the recently sacked former Croatian man or that Israel man that once coach Ghana. If they like they bring former Manchester United coach that still does not solve their problem.

     
  • pompei 2 months ago

    In today’s Watford vs Man City game, Ekong was like a brick wall to the Man City attacking moves. They struggled to get past him. So much so, they started avoiding him, and going thru the left side of the Watford defense, manned by Cathcart and Danny Rose. Rose had a poor game, and was put to the sword by Bernardo Silva.
    All Man City’s 3 goals came from the left side. THEY COULD NOT PENETRATE EKONG in 90 MINUTES TODAY. It was obvious that they were avoiding going thru Ekong, as they would often switch to the left whenever they attacked.
    UNION TROOST WAS BIG, STRONG AND RELIABLE IN TODAY’S GAME.
    Now, Ekong has been inconsistent for Nigeria of recent. If he performs poorly, I will be the first to call him out. But if he does well, I will give him credit.
    TODAY, EKONG DID A GOOD JOB. HE HELD HIS OWN. YOU CAN’T BLAME HIM FOR ANY OF THE GOALS WATFORD CONCEDED IN TODAY’S GAME.

     
    • Your analysis is actually in stark contrast to the submission made by @Jimmy and @FootballLunatic. According to them, Ekong was mesmerised and bamboozled by Man City.
      But guess what, even though I didn’t watch the match, not even the highlights, I’m going with your analysis over the articulations of the other two. Standing with you in this matter is not because Ekong is my compatriot but because of past analysis from the three of you

       
  • pompei 2 months ago

    To be clear, I’m not advocating for Ekong. I’m only rendering my opinion on what transpired in the game today.
    I have also been disappointed in Ekong’s performance in the Nigeria jersey in recent games. And if it was up to me, I would consider benching him in our subsequent games.
    Having said that, I WILL GIVE CREDIT WHEN IT IS EARNED. And for me, in the last 2 games for Watford, Ekong has been decent. He’s done the job. He seems to be gradually earning Ranieri’s confidence. Let’s hope he keeps it up.

     
    • JimmyBall 2 months ago

      @Pompei… Same Ekong that ran into his own co-central defender for the second goal after he was ghosted and ball ricocheted back close to… him? Hahahaha… Did you see he was nowhere when the cross for the first goal came in and found Raheem? Guy you are clearly making a case albeit unndeservedly for Ekong… the guy is not good period… What he is playing is his limit and we have seen enough of his uncoordinated defending… he is always caught ballwatching… even today also several times. Who no get talent no get… any fast attacker will kill Ekong any minute of the day… Anyone can call me racist all they want but Bob is not good period… Ekong was like a brick wall and his defence collected how many? Lol…

       
      • pompei 2 months ago

        Jimbo, Ekong went across to help out Cathcart and Rose, who had been displaced by Man City’s intricate passing. A defender bumped into Ekong, not the other way round. The way Man City developed that goal, most defenders would have been helpless to stop it.
        So that goal was not Ekong’s fault. And you obviously agree that the 1st and 3rd goals were not his fault also, as you only blamed him for the 2nd goal, albeit in error.
        If Ekong does not do well, I will call him out. But to condemn him everytime, even when he doesn’t deserve it, smirks of bias.
        Even Thiago Silva and Rudiger could not prevent the 3 goals Westham scored today. Does that make them bad defenders? If Thiago was there in Ekong’s place today, Man City would still score, because they are that good. To stop a team like Man City, it takes a team effort. One center back can’t do it on his own, as you unfairly expect Ekong to have done.
        It says something that none of the 3 goals came from Ekong’s side of the defense. Time and time again, when Man City attacked, they would switch to the left side of Watford’s defense, away from Ekong. There was obviously something Ekong was doing that was stopping them. I’m not making this up. Please go see for yourself again.
        If Ekong is not good enough, let’s stop inviting him to the SE then. But that will not make me fail to give him credit when he has earned it. And as far as I’m concerned, in the last 2 Watford games, Ekong performed ok.

         
        • GLORY 2 months ago

          @ Pompeii, may God bless you multiple folds. Sometimes it smirks off veiled hate in the manner most of our players get criticized. Worst still by so called brother Nigerians. They will always say, their analysis is without sentiment but ever so easy to see through it.

          Many of us watch expert analysts on match of the Day, criticize players without attacking players personality. In criticing those players, they try encourage them by suggesting where they can work on to improve.

          If your criticism is not looking to make that player a better player, then you are not any better person in whatever profession you might be in, most probably a never do well in anything.

          Ekong, definitely as it’s obvious, has to improve certain aspects of his game but that doesn’t make him a bad player deserving of such scathing attacks on his endeavours.

          This is Ekong’s first season in the premiership; a league extremely physical and fast unlike other leagues he played in previously. While not trying to make excuses for him, only very few of sure traveling defence players will seemlessly adjust to the league, churning out perfect performances consistently. So we should just cut Ekong some slacks, and allow him grow into his game in the premiership. Ekong has played against almost all the best players; Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Lewandoski, Harry Cane etc and in all such battles never really looked a shade below standard.

          Should any SE manager finds a better player than him, no one, not even Ekong will raise eye brows if that one gets picked ahead of him, so we should not waste energy camouflaging into many blog names, just to paint him black so as to open doors for certain players we consider to be better. That’s just being selfish.

          Again he has worked across so many managers, some of whom saw the talent in him to even make him captain. My question is who then makes sense for us to listen to ? Those managers whose job will be on the line or some faceless armchair critics you and I cannot put a finger on what they have achieved in their entire life?

           
          • JimmyBall 2 months ago

            @GLORY… Ekong is not good. Nigerians are seeing it, he is flatly average and I bet you pray he and Balogun(who is now slow) are paired at Nations Cup and world Cup Finals play off… then you will know electronic analyses is different from someone who has experienced sweat, injury and battle on football pitches himself… My warnings are not out of hate but for the good of Nigerian football… We won’t rush, we will wait and see what Ranieri does on the market soon and then you shall be in a position to read the message yourself about Ekong regarding trusts he enjoys from his coach… at 28yrs old, he can’t learn anything new anymore… What he plays now is his limit…

             
        • glory 2 months ago

          @ Jimmyball. Agreed Ekong has flaws, one of which I have observed is his laid back tendency to confidently attack high flying balls with his head. But my point is, we should strive to not attack these players personality in pointing out their flaws, for we are not going to benefit anything from seeing their careers going into a melt down. Ours should be, encouraging words to ginger them unto upping their games instead of making a laugh out of such flaws. If SE under Rohr or supposedly another another manager finds a better player, he should be at liberty to confine ekong or whoever to bench and we all including Ekong shouldnt go biting trees because of such decisions.

           
  • JimmyBall 2 months ago

    Wait and see what Ranieri do to him in Nigeria… Ekong can’t improve and at 28yrs I doubt if ever again… Nobody suppose the learn ball for 28hrs again… BY 17YRS of age if you good it will be there always… Hyping Ekong when not earned won’t help him. People who truly watch Watford today and Ekong and Dennis play should be free to comment and give honest assessment… Ekong usual headed balls out were what any defender will do. Nothing really extra about his Plays…

     
  • Fred Ebohi 2 months ago

    Like something went awry till I saw Dennis Wins Watford Player, Goal Of The Month Awards For November.

     
  • George 2 months ago

    Fred Ebohi, we somehow have to find a way to comment nah even if clearly irrevant. And regardless, we would be working hard as relevant segment on that blog. Fact, Dennis deserves the awards having putting in so much to see Watford through to where it is.

     
  • Aren’t you gladly that it’s not Rohr that’s mentioned here, @Fred Ebohi? Ekong, sorry Dennis awards is proudly Nigerian whether he plays for the Super Eagles or not. Good luck Dennis.

     
  • pompei 2 months ago

    Danny Rose was the weakest link in the Watford defense today. His poor performance put pressure on Cathcart, and the pressure spilled over to Ekong. If Rose had done better, the Watford defense as a whole would have fared better. Look at the 3rd goal. Bernardo Silva turned Rose inside out, and had so much time to pick his spot with the shot he took.
    Rose was the weakest link, and a tactical mind like Guardiola will definitely exploit that, which is exactly what happened.
    Danny Rose was very good when he was at Spurs. Maybe age is catching up with him. He needs to improve in subsequent games.

     
  • Footballfanatic 2 months ago

    It’s obvious that some guys in the back channel are trying to tarnish This boy’s image so he won’t make the team. Owngoal is gradually becoming a phony soccer outlet. First they came out with the exclusive news of Rohr fires and yesterday was that Dennis will not honor national team call only for the boy to deny that in a phone call with other journalists. I think the next NFF elections should be the End of Amaju if his corrupt and inept followers in the glass house don’t rug him in again..

     
  • MONKEY POST 2 months ago

    Man City don kpokpo Dem Baba don sharply deny..But when Watford win and him score Baba go dey feel like Ronaldo in 3 places… LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

     
    • Dennis has genuine talent which nobody can deny…….Dennis is not Ronaldo but SE still needs it’s best players to make a difference…… Looking for excuses to keep Dennis away from SE is not a good idea because we are doing harm to ourselves……Any player who can make an impact in a difficult league like the EPL is not an ordinary player and the earlier we accept that the better for SE.