Vote for your Watford man of the match as the Hornets scare Manchester City before losing 4-2 in the FA Cup

Troy Deeney celebrates scoring Watford's second goal with his teammates. Picture: Action Images

Troy Deeney celebrates scoring Watford's second goal with his teammates. Picture: Action Images

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It looked as though Watford might pull off a monumental FA Cup shock as they led Manchester City 2-0 after an hour but the star-studded Premier League giants came roaring back to seal a 4-2 victory.

Who was your Hornets man of the match at the Etihad Stadium?

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8:27am Sun 26 Jan 14

tgb1963 says...

Why isn't Sean Murray listed? Easily my MOTM.
Why isn't Sean Murray listed? Easily my MOTM. tgb1963
  • Score: 23

8:45am Sun 26 Jan 14

Bushey hornet says...

Sean Murray motm.
Strange that he was subbed.
Sean Murray motm. Strange that he was subbed. Bushey hornet
  • Score: 15

9:13am Sun 26 Jan 14

Watfordpete says...

Yep, Murray for me.
Yep, Murray for me. Watfordpete
  • Score: 13

9:48am Sun 26 Jan 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

Murray, by a long way
Murray, by a long way The BestTrip2011
  • Score: 13

9:53am Sun 26 Jan 14

VOReason says...

Battochio for me, showed why he needs to play regularly ...
Battochio for me, showed why he needs to play regularly ... VOReason
  • Score: 6

10:24am Sun 26 Jan 14

stevemag says...

Why didn't Almunia play with all his experience? Did he chicken out for the big match like the home game v leeds?

Or did we just want to give Bond a chance ?
Why didn't Almunia play with all his experience? Did he chicken out for the big match like the home game v leeds? Or did we just want to give Bond a chance ? stevemag
  • Score: -39

11:01am Sun 26 Jan 14

KeithMercer says...

Could'nt get to the game this time due to work, but very proud of all involved and the travelling support, WELL DONE ONE AND ALL.
As far as MOM vote is concerned, I do sometimes wonder how the Wobbly comes to its shortlist, as it rarely reflects the feelings of most supporters.
Listening on 3 counties the ones that came across as having good/great games were Murray,Agnella and Fessi. My vote would have to be young Sean, and now he has to kick on and produce that level of performance week in,week out and establish himself as one of the best prospects in the Championship.If he can do that and Almen gets back to his best, then anything is possible ! things are looking brighter, once again the future is Yellow.
Could'nt get to the game this time due to work, but very proud of all involved and the travelling support, WELL DONE ONE AND ALL. As far as MOM vote is concerned, I do sometimes wonder how the Wobbly comes to its shortlist, as it rarely reflects the feelings of most supporters. Listening on 3 counties the ones that came across as having good/great games were Murray,Agnella and Fessi. My vote would have to be young Sean, and now he has to kick on and produce that level of performance week in,week out and establish himself as one of the best prospects in the Championship.If he can do that and Almen gets back to his best, then anything is possible ! things are looking brighter, once again the future is Yellow. KeithMercer
  • Score: 5

11:17am Sun 26 Jan 14

WessexLad says...

I'd like to give m-o-m to the whole team, including Bond: for an hour City couldn't find a way through our defence, and when they did it was a lucky break. The midfield was a revelation in the way that they interpassed out of defence, and found the runner up front whilst, apart from Anya's lapse at 3-2, the attack was razor sharp.

So my vote goes to FF. When he was subbed, we went into a shell that was never going to be strong enough.
I'd like to give m-o-m to the whole team, including Bond: for an hour City couldn't find a way through our defence, and when they did it was a lucky break. The midfield was a revelation in the way that they interpassed out of defence, and found the runner up front whilst, apart from Anya's lapse at 3-2, the attack was razor sharp. So my vote goes to FF. When he was subbed, we went into a shell that was never going to be strong enough. WessexLad
  • Score: 7

11:30am Sun 26 Jan 14

VOReason says...

stevemag wrote:
Why didn't Almunia play with all his experience? Did he chicken out for the big match like the home game v leeds?

Or did we just want to give Bond a chance ?
Half our fans think bond should be first choice, he gets a chance, makes a mistake and then we want to know why almunia wasn't picked!

Make your mind up

Fickle trolls
[quote][p][bold]stevemag[/bold] wrote: Why didn't Almunia play with all his experience? Did he chicken out for the big match like the home game v leeds? Or did we just want to give Bond a chance ?[/p][/quote]Half our fans think bond should be first choice, he gets a chance, makes a mistake and then we want to know why almunia wasn't picked! Make your mind up Fickle trolls VOReason
  • Score: 3

11:52am Sun 26 Jan 14

watford1881 says...

Murray 100% MOTM.. Close 2nd Fernando...
Murray 100% MOTM.. Close 2nd Fernando... watford1881
  • Score: 7

12:40pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Feff says...

Bond did cost us two goals, indeed he may have cost us three. But, please, don't start abusing him in the way Loach was abused. He's a very good keeper who, sadly, had a bad game. We were brilliant in the first half, better than City. Even Deeney, who is not one of my favourites, played his heart out. Actually, I think we would have won had Sannino not gone on the defensive in the second half. City do not have the greatest defence. Fessi should not have been substituted. We should have continued on the offensive. Giving City the opportunity to attack, bearing in mind how they score goals at will, was not a clever tactic. However, well done for a superb first half, which could even have ended 3-0 had Pudil's ball gone in instead of hitting the post.
Bond did cost us two goals, indeed he may have cost us three. But, please, don't start abusing him in the way Loach was abused. He's a very good keeper who, sadly, had a bad game. We were brilliant in the first half, better than City. Even Deeney, who is not one of my favourites, played his heart out. Actually, I think we would have won had Sannino not gone on the defensive in the second half. City do not have the greatest defence. Fessi should not have been substituted. We should have continued on the offensive. Giving City the opportunity to attack, bearing in mind how they score goals at will, was not a clever tactic. However, well done for a superb first half, which could even have ended 3-0 had Pudil's ball gone in instead of hitting the post. Feff
  • Score: 2

12:53pm Sun 26 Jan 14

SuperHorn says...

stevemag wrote:
Why didn't Almunia play with all his experience? Did he chicken out for the big match like the home game v leeds?

Or did we just want to give Bond a chance ?
Why not play Bond? He played well and was unlucky with the third goal, all keepers make mistakes at some point
[quote][p][bold]stevemag[/bold] wrote: Why didn't Almunia play with all his experience? Did he chicken out for the big match like the home game v leeds? Or did we just want to give Bond a chance ?[/p][/quote]Why not play Bond? He played well and was unlucky with the third goal, all keepers make mistakes at some point SuperHorn
  • Score: 5

1:04pm Sun 26 Jan 14

truefan1 says...

Feff wrote:
Bond did cost us two goals, indeed he may have cost us three. But, please, don't start abusing him in the way Loach was abused. He's a very good keeper who, sadly, had a bad game. We were brilliant in the first half, better than City. Even Deeney, who is not one of my favourites, played his heart out. Actually, I think we would have won had Sannino not gone on the defensive in the second half. City do not have the greatest defence. Fessi should not have been substituted. We should have continued on the offensive. Giving City the opportunity to attack, bearing in mind how they score goals at will, was not a clever tactic. However, well done for a superb first half, which could even have ended 3-0 had Pudil's ball gone in instead of hitting the post.
100% correct. Good post
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: Bond did cost us two goals, indeed he may have cost us three. But, please, don't start abusing him in the way Loach was abused. He's a very good keeper who, sadly, had a bad game. We were brilliant in the first half, better than City. Even Deeney, who is not one of my favourites, played his heart out. Actually, I think we would have won had Sannino not gone on the defensive in the second half. City do not have the greatest defence. Fessi should not have been substituted. We should have continued on the offensive. Giving City the opportunity to attack, bearing in mind how they score goals at will, was not a clever tactic. However, well done for a superb first half, which could even have ended 3-0 had Pudil's ball gone in instead of hitting the post.[/p][/quote]100% correct. Good post truefan1
  • Score: 6

1:12pm Sun 26 Jan 14

SuperHorns says...

Why isnt Bond on the list? Superb performance for 89 mins.
Why isnt Bond on the list? Superb performance for 89 mins. SuperHorns
  • Score: 2

1:14pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Harry's Bar says...

With all the goalkeeping howlers this season you do wonder what's going on. Is it just bad luck or is it something to do with the coaching? To let a ball go straight through you there has to be a technical error involved. Also, is it the correct technique when faced with a close range header to do a star jump? I don't know but you don't see it very often.
With all the goalkeeping howlers this season you do wonder what's going on. Is it just bad luck or is it something to do with the coaching? To let a ball go straight through you there has to be a technical error involved. Also, is it the correct technique when faced with a close range header to do a star jump? I don't know but you don't see it very often. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 3

1:29pm Sun 26 Jan 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

On a slightly separate issue, how poor is ITV's coverage of football!
They didn't even show our flowing move for Pudil's almost 3rd goal.
So much time is spent on punditry and adverts. They had our club crest up against Kidderminster at one point!
Their whole presentation is amateurish and focused on Prem teams.
Magic of the FA Cup - it's a joke with ITV.
On a slightly separate issue, how poor is ITV's coverage of football! They didn't even show our flowing move for Pudil's almost 3rd goal. So much time is spent on punditry and adverts. They had our club crest up against Kidderminster at one point! Their whole presentation is amateurish and focused on Prem teams. Magic of the FA Cup - it's a joke with ITV. The BestTrip2011
  • Score: 42

2:33pm Sun 26 Jan 14

KeithMercer says...

Spot on ! those highlights were abysmal .
Spot on ! those highlights were abysmal . KeithMercer
  • Score: 19

3:21pm Sun 26 Jan 14

rousman 2 says...

Do not blame Bond blame the manager you are playing one of the best teams in Europe & you dont play your first choice keeper, had Almunia played there is every chance we would have got a replay.
Do not blame Bond blame the manager you are playing one of the best teams in Europe & you dont play your first choice keeper, had Almunia played there is every chance we would have got a replay. rousman 2
  • Score: -1

5:01pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

I'm glad Sannino picked Bond. Everyone asking why Almunia wasn't picked obviously has very short memories, clearly forgetting the errors he made vs Leicester and Bolton. The big match experience will have helped Bond, he is one for the future and a fantastic keeper and deserves the chances he gets.

Every keeper makes mistakes. Even the very best. Bond will be more gutted than anyone, and no one needs to remind him that he made an error.
You win as a team, you lose as a team. Why the infatuation with having to blame someone or something?

At the end of the day if the keeper makes a schoolboy error then the result can be affected, other players make an error and gets a few tuts at worse.

On a different note, the 3-4-2-1 formation seems like a good one, and with Fessi and Anya supporting a big man up top we have strength, pace and trickery in the final third of the pitch. Interesting to see if Sannino thinks it will work in the championship.
I'm glad Sannino picked Bond. Everyone asking why Almunia wasn't picked obviously has very short memories, clearly forgetting the errors he made vs Leicester and Bolton. The big match experience will have helped Bond, he is one for the future and a fantastic keeper and deserves the chances he gets. Every keeper makes mistakes. Even the very best. Bond will be more gutted than anyone, and no one needs to remind him that he made an error. You win as a team, you lose as a team. Why the infatuation with having to blame someone or something? At the end of the day if the keeper makes a schoolboy error then the result can be affected, other players make an error and gets a few tuts at worse. On a different note, the 3-4-2-1 formation seems like a good one, and with Fessi and Anya supporting a big man up top we have strength, pace and trickery in the final third of the pitch. Interesting to see if Sannino thinks it will work in the championship. Stoney77
  • Score: 13

5:04pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Summer breeze says...

had tickets but got ill on Friday night so could not go, annoyed! Listening to John Marks commentary it sounded like Sean Murray was MOTM for me. But pride & congratulations to ALL watford players on the pitch, also same to the Travelling Hornets who were the only fans we could hear on the radio!
had tickets but got ill on Friday night so could not go, annoyed! Listening to John Marks commentary it sounded like Sean Murray was MOTM for me. But pride & congratulations to ALL watford players on the pitch, also same to the Travelling Hornets who were the only fans we could hear on the radio! Summer breeze
  • Score: 5

6:47pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Man from Pinner says...

Difficult choice after such a great display. In defence I thought Angella and Doyley were excellent; up top Deeney had his best game in ages and was well supported by Anya but my MOM is Murray. Great all round game and still had legs when he was subbed. I felt this was the one tactical mistake; Bottochio had a very good game but his legs were gone when Murray was subbed. I ageed with bringing Abdi on but it should have been for Bottochio and not Murray. Lets push on now.
Difficult choice after such a great display. In defence I thought Angella and Doyley were excellent; up top Deeney had his best game in ages and was well supported by Anya but my MOM is Murray. Great all round game and still had legs when he was subbed. I felt this was the one tactical mistake; Bottochio had a very good game but his legs were gone when Murray was subbed. I ageed with bringing Abdi on but it should have been for Bottochio and not Murray. Lets push on now. Man from Pinner
  • Score: 0

8:51pm Sun 26 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Bushey hornet wrote:
Sean Murray motm.
Strange that he was subbed.
He was knackered
[quote][p][bold]Bushey hornet[/bold] wrote: Sean Murray motm. Strange that he was subbed.[/p][/quote]He was knackered gloryhornet4
  • Score: 0

8:58pm Sun 26 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

truefan1 wrote:
Feff wrote:
Bond did cost us two goals, indeed he may have cost us three. But, please, don't start abusing him in the way Loach was abused. He's a very good keeper who, sadly, had a bad game. We were brilliant in the first half, better than City. Even Deeney, who is not one of my favourites, played his heart out. Actually, I think we would have won had Sannino not gone on the defensive in the second half. City do not have the greatest defence. Fessi should not have been substituted. We should have continued on the offensive. Giving City the opportunity to attack, bearing in mind how they score goals at will, was not a clever tactic. However, well done for a superb first half, which could even have ended 3-0 had Pudil's ball gone in instead of hitting the post.
100% correct. Good post
Agreed we don't want to repeat the destruction of Loach.

Not sure you could put 2 goals down to Bond much less 3.
[quote][p][bold]truefan1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: Bond did cost us two goals, indeed he may have cost us three. But, please, don't start abusing him in the way Loach was abused. He's a very good keeper who, sadly, had a bad game. We were brilliant in the first half, better than City. Even Deeney, who is not one of my favourites, played his heart out. Actually, I think we would have won had Sannino not gone on the defensive in the second half. City do not have the greatest defence. Fessi should not have been substituted. We should have continued on the offensive. Giving City the opportunity to attack, bearing in mind how they score goals at will, was not a clever tactic. However, well done for a superb first half, which could even have ended 3-0 had Pudil's ball gone in instead of hitting the post.[/p][/quote]100% correct. Good post[/p][/quote]Agreed we don't want to repeat the destruction of Loach. Not sure you could put 2 goals down to Bond much less 3. gloryhornet4
  • Score: -1

7:31am Mon 27 Jan 14

VOReason says...

truefan1 wrote:
VOReason wrote:
stevemag wrote:
Why didn't Almunia play with all his experience? Did he chicken out for the big match like the home game v leeds?

Or did we just want to give Bond a chance ?
Half our fans think bond should be first choice, he gets a chance, makes a mistake and then we want to know why almunia wasn't picked!

Make your mind up

Fickle trolls
You Dick
Its a shame but Bond cost us two goals if you don't think that your more deluded than i thought.
Great day out for the real fans(not you obviously)
Don't know why he brought forest off either,always looked dangerous when he was on the pitch.
I agree it was a shame. I am an almunia fan always have been, experience for me is vital in a keeper.

I get annoyed at those who think bond is at that level because currently he is not.

Time will hopefully see him develop, it didn't happen for loach, it did for James all those years ago.

Why do you think he took forestieri off? Oh and Murray for that matter? Tiredness and could see our attacking threat and organisation was slightly worse than in the first half so he tried to shut up shop. It didn't work, would anything have worked? We ll never know? However beppe got us within 3 minutes of a replay with his tactical changes, well beyond mine and most fans expectations, but for bond's error on the 3rd who knows???

However your insults are getting very tiresome, I ve asked you to identify yourself once so we can have a chat man to boy, but I'm still waiting
[quote][p][bold]truefan1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevemag[/bold] wrote: Why didn't Almunia play with all his experience? Did he chicken out for the big match like the home game v leeds? Or did we just want to give Bond a chance ?[/p][/quote]Half our fans think bond should be first choice, he gets a chance, makes a mistake and then we want to know why almunia wasn't picked! Make your mind up Fickle trolls[/p][/quote]You Dick Its a shame but Bond cost us two goals if you don't think that your more deluded than i thought. Great day out for the real fans(not you obviously) Don't know why he brought forest off either,always looked dangerous when he was on the pitch.[/p][/quote]I agree it was a shame. I am an almunia fan always have been, experience for me is vital in a keeper. I get annoyed at those who think bond is at that level because currently he is not. Time will hopefully see him develop, it didn't happen for loach, it did for James all those years ago. Why do you think he took forestieri off? Oh and Murray for that matter? Tiredness and could see our attacking threat and organisation was slightly worse than in the first half so he tried to shut up shop. It didn't work, would anything have worked? We ll never know? However beppe got us within 3 minutes of a replay with his tactical changes, well beyond mine and most fans expectations, but for bond's error on the 3rd who knows??? However your insults are getting very tiresome, I ve asked you to identify yourself once so we can have a chat man to boy, but I'm still waiting VOReason
  • Score: 1

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