Marco Cassetti, Troy Deeney and Cristian Battocchio score as Watford pegged back at death by Blackburn Rovers

Watford Observer: Marco Cassetti celebrates his first Watford goal. Picture: Dave Peters Marco Cassetti celebrates his first Watford goal. Picture: Dave Peters

An injury-time equaliser from Rudy Gestede denied Watford a seventh successive competitive home win as Blackburn Rovers recovered from appearing beaten to snatch a 3-3 draw.

The Hornets looked to have made it six straight league victories at Vicarage Road when Cristian Battocchio finished off a fine counter-attack with two minutes remaining but Rovers salvaged a point.

Watford had gone in front inside four minutes when Marco Cassetti scored his first goal for the club. But the Hornets were unable to build on taking the lead and their near 11-hour record of not conceding at home was ended midway through the first half when Manuel Almunia failed to get sufficient distance on a clearing punch and David Dunn duly capitalised.

Dunn then turned creator in superb fashion in the second half, setting up Craig Conway to put Rovers ahead. But after Troy Deeney had converted a penalty, Battocchio looked to have secured the points until Rovers’ late reply.

Beppe Sannino made four changes to his starting line-up after the Hornets’ away woes continued with a 2-1 defeat at Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

Tommie Hoban made his first start following his long injury lay-off in a reshaped back three which also featured Joel Ekstrand, with Cassetti reverting to right wing-back. There were also two changes in midfield as the fit-again Sean Murray was included along with Alexander Merkel. Cristian Battocchio, Lewis McGugan and Davide Faraoni dropped to the bench but Essaid Belkalem was not involved.

Blackburn held leaders Leicester City to a 1-1 draw at the weekend but Gary Bowyer made two changes, one of which was enforced after Adam Henley was ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury. Todd Kane took his place at right-back, while Dunn came in for Liam Feeney.

The visitors came charging out of the blocks and within 20 seconds Almunia was forced to make a somewhat unconventional parry at his near post to deal with a rising drive from Kane.

Watford responded by winning two early corners, the second of which saw Gabriele Angella get a little underneath a header on the edge of the six-yard box and divert Ikechi Anya’s delivery from the right over the top.

Within two minutes though, the Hornets had made the breakthrough and the most popular beard inside Vicarage Road was at last able to celebrate scoring his first goal for the club.

The opener originated from a Daniel Pudil throw from the left into Deeney, who hooked the ball across and Cassetti got across the front of his man to steer a left-footed half-volley beyond Paul Robinson.

Rovers responded well though, with Dunn firing harmlessly over before his fine pass put Gestede through one-on-one with Almunia but the keeper was equal to the challenge and saved impressively.

The Blackburn striker was to have two further opportunities in quick succession, the second of which saw him head narrowly over the top after the home side had failed to intercept a corner from the right.

Having withstood that short testing period, the Hornets started to assume the upper hand again but they were unable to create another clear opening, despite some promising build-up play.

But Watford’s proud record of not conceding a goal at home for ten hours and 52 minutes was to end in disappointing fashion in the 27th minute when Rovers equalised.

A free-kick was played into the box and an apparent lack of communication saw Merkel go up to try and clear, only to have Almunia punch it off his head. However, the clearance lacked distance and fell to Dunn on the edge of the penalty area and he hit a first-time half-volley into the ground and into the largely unguarded net to make it 1-1.

The visitors had another reasonable opening five minutes later when Gestede flicked a cross from the left down and wide of the far post as their opponents struggled to re-assert themselves after being pegged back.

Rovers had one further opportunity before the break when a corner from the right picked out Matt Kilgallon towards the far post but his header was comfortably dealt with by Almunia as the opening period ended all-square.

The Hornets thought they had re-taken the lead within two minutes of the restart when Anya got in behind the right side of the defence and squared for Deeney to poke home from close range but, much to the annoyance of the hosts, it was ruled out for offside.

Another fine chance came and went soon after when Anya was set free in the area but he was taken a little bit wider than he would have liked and dragged a left-footed shot of Robinson’s left-hand upright.

Merkel had an off-target effort deflected behind before a cross-field ball from Daniel Tozser was volleyed first time into the danger zone by Daniel Pudil and it took some fine defending to prevent Deeney from getting a clear strike on goal.

Rovers created their first clear opening of the second half in the 58th minute when a long Tommy Spurr throw-in from the right was met powerfully by the head of Gestede but, as with the majority of his previous efforts, he was unable to hit the target.

Sannino decided to make his first change on the hour as Battocchio replaced Murray but four minutes later the Hornets were behind.

Again the origin of the goal could be traced to an Almunia punch from which the visitors regained possession and set up Dunn, who showed some superb close control to weave and jink into the area before setting by Conway who side-footed home from eight yards.

In either making the punch or attempting to save, Almunia sustained a leg injury which required treatment before play could restart but the keeper was able to continue.

But Rovers advantage was to prove shortlived. Six minutes after falling behind, Merkel won the ball back on the left and found Anya who embarked on his latest run before his attempted cross struck the arm of Kane. Referee Darren Sheldrake had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and Deeney did the rest, calmly sending Robinson the wrong way to net his 18th of the campaign.

Sannino almost immediately made his second change as Hoban was replaced by Lewis McGugan and minutes later Merkel made way for Samba Diakite. Angella was then booked for a foul on Gestede.

Almunia was not having his most convincing night between the uprights for the Hornets and soon after the yellow card, he made a mess of trying to punch clear a cross from the left. Fortunately for the keeper though, Jordan Rhodes’ header rather looped towards goal and Pudil was able to head it behind.

The card count was soon levelled up as Corry Evans was booked for blatantly pulling back Pudil and Kane also saw yellow for a foul on McGugan but in between times Almunia continued with his bizarre policy of punching everything that came his way, much to the increasing alarm of the home fans.

But any nerves around Vicarage Road were eased significantly with two minutes remaining when the Hornets sprung the counter-attack to superb effect to take the lead for a second time.

McGugan chased a bouncing ball down in midfield to win a header and find Anya who, spotting Battocchio’s break in centre field, sent the midfielder clear and the substitute kept his composure to advance before thumping a shot past Robinson from just inside the area to make it 3-2.

Dunn immediately made way for Luke Varney before Kilgallon was booked for a foul on Deeney. But if the Hornets thought the three points were in the bag, they suffered a rude awakening deep into injury-time when Spurr swung over a deep cross from the left and Gestede rose superbly to head home via Almunia’s right-hand post.

Still the drama was not over as Varney had a goalbound shot blocked before Cassetti had a header deflected over at the other end, although the referee awarded a goalkick to bring down the curtain on a dramatic conclusion to the game.

Watford: Almunia; Hoban (McGugan 72), Angella, Ekstrand; Cassetti, Murray (Battocchio 60), Tozser, Merkel (Diakite 75), Pudil; Deeney, Anya. Not used: Bond, Doyley, Faraoni, Neill.

Blackburn Rovers: Robinson; Kane, Keane, KIilgallon, Spurr; Evans, Williamson, Dunn (Varney 90), Conway; Rhodes, Gestede. Not used: Eastwood, Hanley, Olsson, Taylor, Feeney, Dabo.

Bookings: Angella for a foul on Gestede (76); Evans for a foul on Pudil (78); Kane for a foul on McGugan (85); Kilgallon for a foul on Deeney (90).

Attendance: 13,921 (380 away).

Referee: Darren Sheldrake.

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10:07pm Tue 25 Mar 14

EltonForever says...

And there's news of a very late sixth goal at Vicarage Road.

Well, no surprise there, then.

Grrrr.
And there's news of a very late sixth goal at Vicarage Road. Well, no surprise there, then. Grrrr. EltonForever
  • Score: 5

10:11pm Tue 25 Mar 14

VOReason says...

Those who think it acceptable to boo one of your own players please stay at home in future!
Those who think it acceptable to boo one of your own players please stay at home in future! VOReason
  • Score: 90

10:16pm Tue 25 Mar 14

cliff46 says...

VOReason wrote:
Those who think it acceptable to boo one of your own players please stay at home in future!
Absolutely agree.
Also would we have looked so fragile if Nyron had been in the centre of the defence, incidentally I hear he scored tonight.???
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Those who think it acceptable to boo one of your own players please stay at home in future![/p][/quote]Absolutely agree. Also would we have looked so fragile if Nyron had been in the centre of the defence, incidentally I hear he scored tonight.??? cliff46
  • Score: 14

10:22pm Tue 25 Mar 14

VOReason says...

cliff46 wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Those who think it acceptable to boo one of your own players please stay at home in future!
Absolutely agree.
Also would we have looked so fragile if Nyron had been in the centre of the defence, incidentally I hear he scored tonight.???
No horses for courses ... Nosworthy hall (if ever fit) Neill or even belkalem may have dealt better with the long throws and that lump gestede
[quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Those who think it acceptable to boo one of your own players please stay at home in future![/p][/quote]Absolutely agree. Also would we have looked so fragile if Nyron had been in the centre of the defence, incidentally I hear he scored tonight.???[/p][/quote]No horses for courses ... Nosworthy hall (if ever fit) Neill or even belkalem may have dealt better with the long throws and that lump gestede VOReason
  • Score: 7

10:30pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Hampshire hornet17 says...

Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently

Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent.

Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance.

Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO

Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career.

We are going backwards, not forwards!

If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards!

Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche!
Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent. Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance. Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career. We are going backwards, not forwards! If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards! Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche! Hampshire hornet17
  • Score: -49

10:32pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Hampshire hornet17 says...

Promotion*
Promotion* Hampshire hornet17
  • Score: -11

10:37pm Tue 25 Mar 14

grahamwfc says...

poor goalkeeping all 3 Rovers goals. that was primary reason for not winning
poor goalkeeping all 3 Rovers goals. that was primary reason for not winning grahamwfc
  • Score: 20

10:41pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Hornankey says...

An entertaining game to enjoy now that nothing is at stake. Good goals and some excellent counter-attacking but our fragilities are there for all to see: poor aerial defending; sloppy passing; feeble in the tackle; easily dispossessed; substitutes not knowing their roles when joining the play. Almunia had a nightmare and was at fault for all three goals. In contrast Anya was excellent and Diakete added some flair when he actually played the ball, not the man! Much work to be done in the close season.
An entertaining game to enjoy now that nothing is at stake. Good goals and some excellent counter-attacking but our fragilities are there for all to see: poor aerial defending; sloppy passing; feeble in the tackle; easily dispossessed; substitutes not knowing their roles when joining the play. Almunia had a nightmare and was at fault for all three goals. In contrast Anya was excellent and Diakete added some flair when he actually played the ball, not the man! Much work to be done in the close season. Hornankey
  • Score: 20

10:51pm Tue 25 Mar 14

rogeruk says...

Alumina last week put in ten worst signings in Arsenal’s history. See Daily Telegraph.

All five conceded goals at Wigan and tonight were sloppy.
Truth is Watford's defence and defenders are crud! Good midfield and Deeny doing very well.

Need complete overall of defenders in the close season every one of present defenders out the door just not good enough.
Alumina last week put in ten worst signings in Arsenal’s history. See Daily Telegraph. All five conceded goals at Wigan and tonight were sloppy. Truth is Watford's defence and defenders are crud! Good midfield and Deeny doing very well. Need complete overall of defenders in the close season every one of present defenders out the door just not good enough. rogeruk
  • Score: -34

11:08pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Bush Hornet says...

rogeruk wrote:
Alumina last week put in ten worst signings in Arsenal’s history. See Daily Telegraph.

All five conceded goals at Wigan and tonight were sloppy.
Truth is Watford's defence and defenders are crud! Good midfield and Deeny doing very well.

Need complete overall of defenders in the close season every one of present defenders out the door just not good enough.
Don't care what gooners or telegraph readers say.
They know as little as rogeruk.

Almunia was rubbish tonight but overall he's been a very good signing for Watford.
[quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: Alumina last week put in ten worst signings in Arsenal’s history. See Daily Telegraph. All five conceded goals at Wigan and tonight were sloppy. Truth is Watford's defence and defenders are crud! Good midfield and Deeny doing very well. Need complete overall of defenders in the close season every one of present defenders out the door just not good enough.[/p][/quote]Don't care what gooners or telegraph readers say. They know as little as rogeruk. Almunia was rubbish tonight but overall he's been a very good signing for Watford. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 34

11:20pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Man from Pinner says...

Agreed Almunia badly at fault but unfortunately Hoban must take some of the blame for the first two goals. The first he gave the ball away cheaply and the second he failed to clear. Looked a bit rusty which is understandable.
Personally I would have brought LD on for Hoban and not McGugan.
I agree that against teams like Blackburn we need a big proper centre half; shame that Hall seems to be a sick note.
Agreed Almunia badly at fault but unfortunately Hoban must take some of the blame for the first two goals. The first he gave the ball away cheaply and the second he failed to clear. Looked a bit rusty which is understandable. Personally I would have brought LD on for Hoban and not McGugan. I agree that against teams like Blackburn we need a big proper centre half; shame that Hall seems to be a sick note. Man from Pinner
  • Score: 9

11:20pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Ramageland says...

Grrr! Yet again, we work hard for our goals but the opposition doesn't have to work hard for theirs. All three directly from poor punching and rubbish defending. Blackburn were so route one it was painful and defenders like Angella, Ekstrand and Cassetti should be able to mop up the long balls all day long. I have been a big fan of Almunia and thinks he gets unnecessary stick but tonight he was feeble - he looked scared of the pressure and was clearly targeted as a weak link. Either punch it or catch it but don't flap at the bloody ball as it just puts the defenders off and stops them doing their job. Overall, a comfortable win turned into a frustrating draw.
Grrr! Yet again, we work hard for our goals but the opposition doesn't have to work hard for theirs. All three directly from poor punching and rubbish defending. Blackburn were so route one it was painful and defenders like Angella, Ekstrand and Cassetti should be able to mop up the long balls all day long. I have been a big fan of Almunia and thinks he gets unnecessary stick but tonight he was feeble - he looked scared of the pressure and was clearly targeted as a weak link. Either punch it or catch it but don't flap at the bloody ball as it just puts the defenders off and stops them doing their job. Overall, a comfortable win turned into a frustrating draw. Ramageland
  • Score: 5

11:21pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Horns24 says...

As if it wasnt bad enough starting the 'right side' 'left side' song after 5 minutes, we were booing our own players! On top of that Almunia gets a load of grief despite a couple of great saves. Not sure i can renew my ticket in the Rookery next season, some of these guys are simply moronic
As if it wasnt bad enough starting the 'right side' 'left side' song after 5 minutes, we were booing our own players! On top of that Almunia gets a load of grief despite a couple of great saves. Not sure i can renew my ticket in the Rookery next season, some of these guys are simply moronic Horns24
  • Score: 20

11:23pm Tue 25 Mar 14

maximus hornetus says...

According to the write up there were 13,921 bookings! It wasn't that dirty.
According to the write up there were 13,921 bookings! It wasn't that dirty. maximus hornetus
  • Score: 3

11:28pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Watford 7 Saints 1 says...

rogeruk wrote:
Alumina last week put in ten worst signings in Arsenal’s history. See Daily Telegraph.

All five conceded goals at Wigan and tonight were sloppy.
Truth is Watford's defence and defenders are crud! Good midfield and Deeny doing very well.

Need complete overall of defenders in the close season every one of present defenders out the door just not good enough.
I commented on Almunia being a liability earlier in the season and got lots of thumbs down! Love WFC always have done and always will.
[quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: Alumina last week put in ten worst signings in Arsenal’s history. See Daily Telegraph. All five conceded goals at Wigan and tonight were sloppy. Truth is Watford's defence and defenders are crud! Good midfield and Deeny doing very well. Need complete overall of defenders in the close season every one of present defenders out the door just not good enough.[/p][/quote]I commented on Almunia being a liability earlier in the season and got lots of thumbs down! Love WFC always have done and always will. Watford 7 Saints 1
  • Score: -25

11:30pm Tue 25 Mar 14

hornet88 says...

So there were 13921 bookings? How does that work. They've got the attendance wrong too...angella turned up long before the 76th minute. All this nyron nosworthy loving does my head in. Last time he played.... Did he show enough to say...yes he's better than angella, hoban, ekstrand, cassetti? Probably not. Almunia was at fault for all 3 goals....it makes a change because yes our defence often let him down. But hey ho! Plenty of positives to take from the game. At least we all got some entertainment tonight.
So there were 13921 bookings? How does that work. They've got the attendance wrong too...angella turned up long before the 76th minute. All this nyron nosworthy loving does my head in. Last time he played.... Did he show enough to say...yes he's better than angella, hoban, ekstrand, cassetti? Probably not. Almunia was at fault for all 3 goals....it makes a change because yes our defence often let him down. But hey ho! Plenty of positives to take from the game. At least we all got some entertainment tonight. hornet88
  • Score: 9

11:31pm Tue 25 Mar 14

WessexLad says...

Cassetti has been a revelation in the centre of the back three. If we had to relace Faraoni, then Anya on the right with McGugan up front would have been a better option.
Cassetti has been a revelation in the centre of the back three. If we had to relace Faraoni, then Anya on the right with McGugan up front would have been a better option. WessexLad
  • Score: 5

11:43pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Watford 7 Saints 1 says...

Almunia did the best double save ever for us last season to get us to Wembley Fact, but has he really not been good enough this season ? I think not.
Almunia did the best double save ever for us last season to get us to Wembley Fact, but has he really not been good enough this season ? I think not. Watford 7 Saints 1
  • Score: 3

11:55pm Tue 25 Mar 14

stiffler99 says...

Almunia made two excellent saves at the beginning of the game. His punching is suspect but so is some of the defending.
Almunia made two excellent saves at the beginning of the game. His punching is suspect but so is some of the defending. stiffler99
  • Score: 16

12:08am Wed 26 Mar 14

D.unstable says...

For me tonight was the most complete performance so far under Sanino despite the final score and Almunia's inability to catch a simple ball, definitely something to build on, more of the same please.

Bond to step up or new 1st choice keeper, sign the likes of Tozser and Merkel on permanent deals and get Vydra back next season, throw a fit Abdi into the mix and you have the Champions elect. Simples Mr Pozzo!!!
For me tonight was the most complete performance so far under Sanino despite the final score and Almunia's inability to catch a simple ball, definitely something to build on, more of the same please. Bond to step up or new 1st choice keeper, sign the likes of Tozser and Merkel on permanent deals and get Vydra back next season, throw a fit Abdi into the mix and you have the Champions elect. Simples Mr Pozzo!!! D.unstable
  • Score: 12

1:45am Wed 26 Mar 14

rogeruk says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
rogeruk wrote:
Alumina last week put in ten worst signings in Arsenal’s history. See Daily Telegraph.

All five conceded goals at Wigan and tonight were sloppy.
Truth is Watford's defence and defenders are crud! Good midfield and Deeny doing very well.

Need complete overall of defenders in the close season every one of present defenders out the door just not good enough.
Don't care what gooners or telegraph readers say.
They know as little as rogeruk.

Almunia was rubbish tonight but overall he's been a very good signing for Watford.
Bush Hornet not interested in what anybody else says, they are all wrong! They have no opinion, only my opinion counts for anything, I am in total denial , I love denial. I'm a zombie and proud of it.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: Alumina last week put in ten worst signings in Arsenal’s history. See Daily Telegraph. All five conceded goals at Wigan and tonight were sloppy. Truth is Watford's defence and defenders are crud! Good midfield and Deeny doing very well. Need complete overall of defenders in the close season every one of present defenders out the door just not good enough.[/p][/quote]Don't care what gooners or telegraph readers say. They know as little as rogeruk. Almunia was rubbish tonight but overall he's been a very good signing for Watford.[/p][/quote]Bush Hornet not interested in what anybody else says, they are all wrong! They have no opinion, only my opinion counts for anything, I am in total denial , I love denial. I'm a zombie and proud of it. rogeruk
  • Score: -6

3:37am Wed 26 Mar 14

Henry VIII says...

Until tonight, seven straight homes wins was excellent, yet the sadness of anyone living in a WD postcode or following this wonderful club, is why oh why can we not shut out a late goal? To regain the lead on 88 minutes is great, but we have to be more ruthless, dull and blunt in those final few minutes. I have no problem with hoofing the ball into row H or whatever, just get the job done. It has hurt this club for longer than I can remember. On a positive note there does seem to be a greater overall togetherness, and rather than being a season to forget, I would rather it becomes one that we remember - but learn from for the next go round. I think most fans agree with what is missing, but the positive should be what we already have. We have come a very long way, we did not punch above our weight last year, the league does not lie but I will always feel at Wembley we got it wrong...or Palace got it right. This season the expectation was for most, top two or worst top six. It didn't work out that way, but life seldom does. We need a few new players and we need to release a few as well. Although the playoffs remain a mathematical possibility I have now politely passed on that option, yet find myself already eager for August. I guess that is the reality of being married to the club you love!!
Until tonight, seven straight homes wins was excellent, yet the sadness of anyone living in a WD postcode or following this wonderful club, is why oh why can we not shut out a late goal? To regain the lead on 88 minutes is great, but we have to be more ruthless, dull and blunt in those final few minutes. I have no problem with hoofing the ball into row H or whatever, just get the job done. It has hurt this club for longer than I can remember. On a positive note there does seem to be a greater overall togetherness, and rather than being a season to forget, I would rather it becomes one that we remember - but learn from for the next go round. I think most fans agree with what is missing, but the positive should be what we already have. We have come a very long way, we did not punch above our weight last year, the league does not lie but I will always feel at Wembley we got it wrong...or Palace got it right. This season the expectation was for most, top two or worst top six. It didn't work out that way, but life seldom does. We need a few new players and we need to release a few as well. Although the playoffs remain a mathematical possibility I have now politely passed on that option, yet find myself already eager for August. I guess that is the reality of being married to the club you love!! Henry VIII
  • Score: 18

6:53am Wed 26 Mar 14

endean2 says...

Henry VIII wrote:
Until tonight, seven straight homes wins was excellent, yet the sadness of anyone living in a WD postcode or following this wonderful club, is why oh why can we not shut out a late goal? To regain the lead on 88 minutes is great, but we have to be more ruthless, dull and blunt in those final few minutes. I have no problem with hoofing the ball into row H or whatever, just get the job done. It has hurt this club for longer than I can remember. On a positive note there does seem to be a greater overall togetherness, and rather than being a season to forget, I would rather it becomes one that we remember - but learn from for the next go round. I think most fans agree with what is missing, but the positive should be what we already have. We have come a very long way, we did not punch above our weight last year, the league does not lie but I will always feel at Wembley we got it wrong...or Palace got it right. This season the expectation was for most, top two or worst top six. It didn't work out that way, but life seldom does. We need a few new players and we need to release a few as well. Although the playoffs remain a mathematical possibility I have now politely passed on that option, yet find myself already eager for August. I guess that is the reality of being married to the club you love!!
you must be a worst insomniac than me!

but good words there, its never been easy followering the ORNS,
but I do feel we create out own problems.
Never been able to defend a lead and the level of tinkering with the
team will not help, when was the last time we had a pair of solid
and commanding centre backs?,and defo TAXI for Alumina
as said roll on August
[quote][p][bold]Henry VIII[/bold] wrote: Until tonight, seven straight homes wins was excellent, yet the sadness of anyone living in a WD postcode or following this wonderful club, is why oh why can we not shut out a late goal? To regain the lead on 88 minutes is great, but we have to be more ruthless, dull and blunt in those final few minutes. I have no problem with hoofing the ball into row H or whatever, just get the job done. It has hurt this club for longer than I can remember. On a positive note there does seem to be a greater overall togetherness, and rather than being a season to forget, I would rather it becomes one that we remember - but learn from for the next go round. I think most fans agree with what is missing, but the positive should be what we already have. We have come a very long way, we did not punch above our weight last year, the league does not lie but I will always feel at Wembley we got it wrong...or Palace got it right. This season the expectation was for most, top two or worst top six. It didn't work out that way, but life seldom does. We need a few new players and we need to release a few as well. Although the playoffs remain a mathematical possibility I have now politely passed on that option, yet find myself already eager for August. I guess that is the reality of being married to the club you love!![/p][/quote]you must be a worst insomniac than me! but good words there, its never been easy followering the ORNS, but I do feel we create out own problems. Never been able to defend a lead and the level of tinkering with the team will not help, when was the last time we had a pair of solid and commanding centre backs?,and defo TAXI for Alumina as said roll on August endean2
  • Score: 0

7:11am Wed 26 Mar 14

VOReason says...

WessexLad wrote:
Cassetti has been a revelation in the centre of the back three. If we had to relace Faraoni, then Anya on the right with McGugan up front would have been a better option.
Did that with 20 to go ...
[quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: Cassetti has been a revelation in the centre of the back three. If we had to relace Faraoni, then Anya on the right with McGugan up front would have been a better option.[/p][/quote]Did that with 20 to go ... VOReason
  • Score: 0

7:16am Wed 26 Mar 14

VOReason says...

D.unstable wrote:
For me tonight was the most complete performance so far under Sanino despite the final score and Almunia's inability to catch a simple ball, definitely something to build on, more of the same please.

Bond to step up or new 1st choice keeper, sign the likes of Tozser and Merkel on permanent deals and get Vydra back next season, throw a fit Abdi into the mix and you have the Champions elect. Simples Mr Pozzo!!!
If bond is first choice next year we won't go up.

If someone wants to put an argument for bond based on experience, handling, dealing with crosses, kicking then id love to hear it.

Fans are so fickle, bonds mistakes this season have been as costly as almunias with far less game time.

Add to that all of the Hoban worshippers, another prospect who needs to improve markedly before he is ready ...
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: For me tonight was the most complete performance so far under Sanino despite the final score and Almunia's inability to catch a simple ball, definitely something to build on, more of the same please. Bond to step up or new 1st choice keeper, sign the likes of Tozser and Merkel on permanent deals and get Vydra back next season, throw a fit Abdi into the mix and you have the Champions elect. Simples Mr Pozzo!!![/p][/quote]If bond is first choice next year we won't go up. If someone wants to put an argument for bond based on experience, handling, dealing with crosses, kicking then id love to hear it. Fans are so fickle, bonds mistakes this season have been as costly as almunias with far less game time. Add to that all of the Hoban worshippers, another prospect who needs to improve markedly before he is ready ... VOReason
  • Score: 4

7:58am Wed 26 Mar 14

allgood says...

Horns24 wrote:
As if it wasnt bad enough starting the 'right side' 'left side' song after 5 minutes, we were booing our own players! On top of that Almunia gets a load of grief despite a couple of great saves. Not sure i can renew my ticket in the Rookery next season, some of these guys are simply moronic
The left side ,right side chant is the most pointless ever and gloating 2-1 and you ****** it up straight after our third is asking for the opposition to equalise so their fans can come straight back with 3-2 etc.
Trying to keep the ball in the corner with a full six minutes of injury time ahead
is asking for trouble but at least it's points dropped when it don't matter.
[quote][p][bold]Horns24[/bold] wrote: As if it wasnt bad enough starting the 'right side' 'left side' song after 5 minutes, we were booing our own players! On top of that Almunia gets a load of grief despite a couple of great saves. Not sure i can renew my ticket in the Rookery next season, some of these guys are simply moronic[/p][/quote]The left side ,right side chant is the most pointless ever and gloating 2-1 and you ****** it up straight after our third is asking for the opposition to equalise so their fans can come straight back with 3-2 etc. Trying to keep the ball in the corner with a full six minutes of injury time ahead is asking for trouble but at least it's points dropped when it don't matter. allgood
  • Score: 4

8:10am Wed 26 Mar 14

mkhornet says...

It was a bad moment when we conceded that late equaliser but for me the worst moment of the match was hearing our own fans booing Diakite, now I haven't been his biggest fan, in fact quite the opposite but I thought that booing him was an absolute disgrace. I also thought that when he came on he did well.
It was a bad moment when we conceded that late equaliser but for me the worst moment of the match was hearing our own fans booing Diakite, now I haven't been his biggest fan, in fact quite the opposite but I thought that booing him was an absolute disgrace. I also thought that when he came on he did well. mkhornet
  • Score: 15

8:28am Wed 26 Mar 14

srfc says...

completely agree with the above how much of an idiot do you have to be to boo your own player when they come on, I'm all for being able to express yourself 'Cause we've paid for it' but please there is a line you don't cross!!!! The Rookery is rapidly turning into a moron pen!! Some people really need to look forward and stop harping back to 'what we had'. I would direct those who want to look backwards to the headline currently in the WO regarding Bassini THIS IS WHAT WE LEFT!! DYCHE HAS GONE, MALKAY HAS GONE, CHALOBAH HAS GONE, HOGG HAS GONE, VYDRA HAS GONE DEAL WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sannino has been with the club almost 100 days and I will take his ability to work with a team over Zola any day (I'm surprised no one has mentioned him yet), your either on board or your not........I know I am!!
completely agree with the above how much of an idiot do you have to be to boo your own player when they come on, I'm all for being able to express yourself 'Cause we've paid for it' but please there is a line you don't cross!!!! The Rookery is rapidly turning into a moron pen!! Some people really need to look forward and stop harping back to 'what we had'. I would direct those who want to look backwards to the headline currently in the WO regarding Bassini THIS IS WHAT WE LEFT!! DYCHE HAS GONE, MALKAY HAS GONE, CHALOBAH HAS GONE, HOGG HAS GONE, VYDRA HAS GONE DEAL WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sannino has been with the club almost 100 days and I will take his ability to work with a team over Zola any day (I'm surprised no one has mentioned him yet), your either on board or your not........I know I am!! srfc
  • Score: 9

8:42am Wed 26 Mar 14

Surbiton says...

mkhornet wrote:
It was a bad moment when we conceded that late equaliser but for me the worst moment of the match was hearing our own fans booing Diakite, now I haven't been his biggest fan, in fact quite the opposite but I thought that booing him was an absolute disgrace. I also thought that when he came on he did well.
Quite agree. For those of you who call yourselves Watford supporters, you should hang your heads in shame. Pathetic behaviour!
[quote][p][bold]mkhornet[/bold] wrote: It was a bad moment when we conceded that late equaliser but for me the worst moment of the match was hearing our own fans booing Diakite, now I haven't been his biggest fan, in fact quite the opposite but I thought that booing him was an absolute disgrace. I also thought that when he came on he did well.[/p][/quote]Quite agree. For those of you who call yourselves Watford supporters, you should hang your heads in shame. Pathetic behaviour! Surbiton
  • Score: 6

9:19am Wed 26 Mar 14

DavidM says...

I like Ekstrand, but why does he give so many silly fouls away when players are facing away from goal or actually moving towards the half way line. That put us under pressure all the time. We were always under pressure from throw ins , corners and free kicks , so that is when the goalkeeper has got to start dominating his area, and Almunia doesn't.
I still think our problem is in midfield. If he is going to be out for ever we need another Abdi like player. Someone who has good control, looks up, makes simple passes and keeps moving. Our midfield try hard but constantly lose the bal,l seldom win it back and often run around like headless chickens.
The manager needs to do his homework. The arial bombardment and threat could have been approached differently.
I like Ekstrand, but why does he give so many silly fouls away when players are facing away from goal or actually moving towards the half way line. That put us under pressure all the time. We were always under pressure from throw ins , corners and free kicks , so that is when the goalkeeper has got to start dominating his area, and Almunia doesn't. I still think our problem is in midfield. If he is going to be out for ever we need another Abdi like player. Someone who has good control, looks up, makes simple passes and keeps moving. Our midfield try hard but constantly lose the bal,l seldom win it back and often run around like headless chickens. The manager needs to do his homework. The arial bombardment and threat could have been approached differently. DavidM
  • Score: 0

10:08am Wed 26 Mar 14

CARDIFFHORN says...

Hampshire hornet17 wrote:
Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently

Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent.

Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance.

Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO

Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career.

We are going backwards, not forwards!

If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards!

Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche!
At least play offs for Burnley!
Britt would of been a squad player and only be playing now because of injuries.
Hogg left for Personal Family Reasons.
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent. Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance. Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career. We are going backwards, not forwards! If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards! Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche![/p][/quote]At least play offs for Burnley! Britt would of been a squad player and only be playing now because of injuries. Hogg left for Personal Family Reasons. CARDIFFHORN
  • Score: 2

10:11am Wed 26 Mar 14

LoveKeithDublin says...

Hampshire hornet17 wrote:
Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently

Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent.

Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance.

Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO

Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career.

We are going backwards, not forwards!

If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards!

Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche!
How has Hampshire Hornet's post got -33 comments? Ridiculous!

I agree with you HH, we've let loads of great players & staff slip through the net in favour of players/managers who don't get what this league is all about. Give me Nyron over Ekstrand/Belkalem and Hogg over Merkel/Diakite any day of the week. Same with Dyche/Malky over Sannino.

Any criticism of players on here is guaranteed to get you multiple thumbs down mind... I reckon I can beat your -33 HH!
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent. Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance. Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career. We are going backwards, not forwards! If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards! Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche![/p][/quote]How has Hampshire Hornet's post got -33 comments? Ridiculous! I agree with you HH, we've let loads of great players & staff slip through the net in favour of players/managers who don't get what this league is all about. Give me Nyron over Ekstrand/Belkalem and Hogg over Merkel/Diakite any day of the week. Same with Dyche/Malky over Sannino. Any criticism of players on here is guaranteed to get you multiple thumbs down mind... I reckon I can beat your -33 HH! LoveKeithDublin
  • Score: 5

10:31am Wed 26 Mar 14

Boosey says...

Disgraceful booing of one of our players and also that stupid song That boy Murray is one of our own, they are all our own in my eyes!
Disgraceful booing of one of our players and also that stupid song That boy Murray is one of our own, they are all our own in my eyes! Boosey
  • Score: 8

10:32am Wed 26 Mar 14

grahamwfc says...

CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Hampshire hornet17 wrote:
Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently

Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent.

Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance.

Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO

Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career.

We are going backwards, not forwards!

If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards!

Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche!
At least play offs for Burnley!
Britt would of been a squad player and only be playing now because of injuries.
Hogg left for Personal Family Reasons.
But at least we would have someone to cover the injuries and he might , just might have been the difference. Troy has to get player of the season despite his inauspicious start to the campaign.; he has given everything for a good part of the season. I just wonder what impact Britt and Troy would have had playing together. I will never be convinced that taking a million was good business, small change to our owners. Money in the bank will never score goals and yes Britt may not have been up to Championship football ,but his pure tally of goals suggest otherwise. Some very bad decisions behind the scenes has cost us more than the mistakes on the pitch, which we wouldn't have made in such regularity if recruitment was more consistent and in the right areas.
At least we will have a stadium to be proud of next season, hopefully the errors made in the last close season will have been recognised and worked on. Keep the manager, sign the Tazer, convince Troy to stay as he is sure to be courted by other teams and give Bond a run now to see if he is up to it. Personally I think he is. Clear out the deadwood and get some stability and hopefully Beppe will have us fit from day 1; I don't want to hear that it will take 6 weeks to get match fit as we constantly heard this season. We don't need major surgery, just a big big sticking plaster to bring it all together.
[quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent. Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance. Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career. We are going backwards, not forwards! If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards! Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche![/p][/quote]At least play offs for Burnley! Britt would of been a squad player and only be playing now because of injuries. Hogg left for Personal Family Reasons.[/p][/quote]But at least we would have someone to cover the injuries and he might , just might have been the difference. Troy has to get player of the season despite his inauspicious start to the campaign.; he has given everything for a good part of the season. I just wonder what impact Britt and Troy would have had playing together. I will never be convinced that taking a million was good business, small change to our owners. Money in the bank will never score goals and yes Britt may not have been up to Championship football ,but his pure tally of goals suggest otherwise. Some very bad decisions behind the scenes has cost us more than the mistakes on the pitch, which we wouldn't have made in such regularity if recruitment was more consistent and in the right areas. At least we will have a stadium to be proud of next season, hopefully the errors made in the last close season will have been recognised and worked on. Keep the manager, sign the Tazer, convince Troy to stay as he is sure to be courted by other teams and give Bond a run now to see if he is up to it. Personally I think he is. Clear out the deadwood and get some stability and hopefully Beppe will have us fit from day 1; I don't want to hear that it will take 6 weeks to get match fit as we constantly heard this season. We don't need major surgery, just a big big sticking plaster to bring it all together. grahamwfc
  • Score: 3

10:47am Wed 26 Mar 14

matey_from_brighton says...

LoveKeithDublin wrote:
Hampshire hornet17 wrote:
Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently

Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent.

Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance.

Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO

Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career.

We are going backwards, not forwards!

If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards!

Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche!
How has Hampshire Hornet's post got -33 comments? Ridiculous!

I agree with you HH, we've let loads of great players & staff slip through the net in favour of players/managers who don't get what this league is all about. Give me Nyron over Ekstrand/Belkalem and Hogg over Merkel/Diakite any day of the week. Same with Dyche/Malky over Sannino.

Any criticism of players on here is guaranteed to get you multiple thumbs down mind... I reckon I can beat your -33 HH!
Nyron over Angella? Hogg over Abdi? it works both ways. Agreed that perhaps some of them are not best suited to Championship football which is probably unlike any other league outside England. It is pointless comparing the job Dyche has done at Burnley where he has a small squad of mainly english players with the job at Watford with the owners we have. I agree that there is a lot of sorting out to do this summer, but the core of the squad is easily good enough to challenge for promotion again next year.
[quote][p][bold]LoveKeithDublin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent. Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance. Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career. We are going backwards, not forwards! If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards! Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche![/p][/quote]How has Hampshire Hornet's post got -33 comments? Ridiculous! I agree with you HH, we've let loads of great players & staff slip through the net in favour of players/managers who don't get what this league is all about. Give me Nyron over Ekstrand/Belkalem and Hogg over Merkel/Diakite any day of the week. Same with Dyche/Malky over Sannino. Any criticism of players on here is guaranteed to get you multiple thumbs down mind... I reckon I can beat your -33 HH![/p][/quote]Nyron over Angella? Hogg over Abdi? it works both ways. Agreed that perhaps some of them are not best suited to Championship football which is probably unlike any other league outside England. It is pointless comparing the job Dyche has done at Burnley where he has a small squad of mainly english players with the job at Watford with the owners we have. I agree that there is a lot of sorting out to do this summer, but the core of the squad is easily good enough to challenge for promotion again next year. matey_from_brighton
  • Score: 3

12:14pm Wed 26 Mar 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

You lot was lucky to get a point last night we should have taken all three can't believe you've won all 6 last home games.
You lot was lucky to get a point last night we should have taken all three can't believe you've won all 6 last home games. .Lancs _ Pensioner
  • Score: -12

12:33pm Wed 26 Mar 14

buckler says...

Almunia couldn't catch a cold and is a Coward! All 3 goals down to him and 3 added minutes due to him faking an injury! Bond not good enough either! Got to be down to poor coaching but he's good at talking to the media .. Guarantee Almunia will fake illness or injury to get out of playing Saturday!
Almunia couldn't catch a cold and is a Coward! All 3 goals down to him and 3 added minutes due to him faking an injury! Bond not good enough either! Got to be down to poor coaching but he's good at talking to the media .. Guarantee Almunia will fake illness or injury to get out of playing Saturday! buckler
  • Score: 9

1:07pm Wed 26 Mar 14

1234566789 says...

grahamwfc wrote:
CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Hampshire hornet17 wrote:
Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently

Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent.

Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance.

Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO

Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career.

We are going backwards, not forwards!

If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards!

Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche!
At least play offs for Burnley!
Britt would of been a squad player and only be playing now because of injuries.
Hogg left for Personal Family Reasons.
But at least we would have someone to cover the injuries and he might , just might have been the difference. Troy has to get player of the season despite his inauspicious start to the campaign.; he has given everything for a good part of the season. I just wonder what impact Britt and Troy would have had playing together. I will never be convinced that taking a million was good business, small change to our owners. Money in the bank will never score goals and yes Britt may not have been up to Championship football ,but his pure tally of goals suggest otherwise. Some very bad decisions behind the scenes has cost us more than the mistakes on the pitch, which we wouldn't have made in such regularity if recruitment was more consistent and in the right areas.
At least we will have a stadium to be proud of next season, hopefully the errors made in the last close season will have been recognised and worked on. Keep the manager, sign the Tazer, convince Troy to stay as he is sure to be courted by other teams and give Bond a run now to see if he is up to it. Personally I think he is. Clear out the deadwood and get some stability and hopefully Beppe will have us fit from day 1; I don't want to hear that it will take 6 weeks to get match fit as we constantly heard this season. We don't need major surgery, just a big big sticking plaster to bring it all together.
I have stated this before but look at how many Joe Garner has scored in League One this season. He is just as likely to fire Preston to promotion as Assombalonga is to fire Posh up. In case you don't know - Garner has 17 in 32, Assomablonga has 19 in 34.

I assume you were happy we got rid of Garner on a free but you are annoyed we sold Assombalonga for a quoted £1.5million - go figure???!!!
[quote][p][bold]grahamwfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent. Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance. Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career. We are going backwards, not forwards! If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards! Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche![/p][/quote]At least play offs for Burnley! Britt would of been a squad player and only be playing now because of injuries. Hogg left for Personal Family Reasons.[/p][/quote]But at least we would have someone to cover the injuries and he might , just might have been the difference. Troy has to get player of the season despite his inauspicious start to the campaign.; he has given everything for a good part of the season. I just wonder what impact Britt and Troy would have had playing together. I will never be convinced that taking a million was good business, small change to our owners. Money in the bank will never score goals and yes Britt may not have been up to Championship football ,but his pure tally of goals suggest otherwise. Some very bad decisions behind the scenes has cost us more than the mistakes on the pitch, which we wouldn't have made in such regularity if recruitment was more consistent and in the right areas. At least we will have a stadium to be proud of next season, hopefully the errors made in the last close season will have been recognised and worked on. Keep the manager, sign the Tazer, convince Troy to stay as he is sure to be courted by other teams and give Bond a run now to see if he is up to it. Personally I think he is. Clear out the deadwood and get some stability and hopefully Beppe will have us fit from day 1; I don't want to hear that it will take 6 weeks to get match fit as we constantly heard this season. We don't need major surgery, just a big big sticking plaster to bring it all together.[/p][/quote]I have stated this before but look at how many Joe Garner has scored in League One this season. He is just as likely to fire Preston to promotion as Assombalonga is to fire Posh up. In case you don't know - Garner has 17 in 32, Assomablonga has 19 in 34. I assume you were happy we got rid of Garner on a free but you are annoyed we sold Assombalonga for a quoted £1.5million - go figure???!!! 1234566789
  • Score: 9

1:26pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Chris the Vic says...

Garner was useless when playing for us and the deal for britt looked good.

When Jason Roberts talks he goes in about Nathan Ellington being a great striker.

It is all about styles, confidence etc. We did not suit nathan nor did we suit Joe. We sold Britt on the back of signing the highest rated academy player in England.

As for WFC we score goals we just dont keep enough out and that is due to injuries. When Almen is fit we may score even more.
Garner was useless when playing for us and the deal for britt looked good. When Jason Roberts talks he goes in about Nathan Ellington being a great striker. It is all about styles, confidence etc. We did not suit nathan nor did we suit Joe. We sold Britt on the back of signing the highest rated academy player in England. As for WFC we score goals we just dont keep enough out and that is due to injuries. When Almen is fit we may score even more. Chris the Vic
  • Score: 1

2:05pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Hairy Hornet says...

Never rated Hogg. Couldnt see how he was any different to Jenkins. A midfield player should have 3 or 4 goals in him a season. Absolutely no goal threat ever. Unable to hit a shot on target with any power goalwards. Much prefer the present crop in midfield.
Never rated Hogg. Couldnt see how he was any different to Jenkins. A midfield player should have 3 or 4 goals in him a season. Absolutely no goal threat ever. Unable to hit a shot on target with any power goalwards. Much prefer the present crop in midfield. Hairy Hornet
  • Score: -2

2:34pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Rookery Veteren says...

At least plenty of goalmouth action last night. With two teams whose season is over could have been a lot worse. Thought Gestede was very cunning when he clattered Almunia early in the game.Not quite a yellow card but I am sure that impact was in Almunias mind from then on. Sadly we had three centre backs but not one of them a match for the big Rovers number 9.
Couldn't understand the last substitution. Merkel was having his best spell yet, was involved in prompting Anya,Deeney etc. and we were finding holes in their defence. Beppe sent on Diakite a defensive midfielder and we surrendered the initiative to them. Oddly I thought Diakite looked a lot more like a footballer than the disaster waiting to happen but not the right sub.
WO haven't reported it yet but Abdi seems to have had a busy game at Boreham Wood. A few shots and a goaline clearance. Very very young Hornets side lost 2 nil with a certain Matty Whichelow scoring for Wood.
At least plenty of goalmouth action last night. With two teams whose season is over could have been a lot worse. Thought Gestede was very cunning when he clattered Almunia early in the game.Not quite a yellow card but I am sure that impact was in Almunias mind from then on. Sadly we had three centre backs but not one of them a match for the big Rovers number 9. Couldn't understand the last substitution. Merkel was having his best spell yet, was involved in prompting Anya,Deeney etc. and we were finding holes in their defence. Beppe sent on Diakite a defensive midfielder and we surrendered the initiative to them. Oddly I thought Diakite looked a lot more like a footballer than the disaster waiting to happen but not the right sub. WO haven't reported it yet but Abdi seems to have had a busy game at Boreham Wood. A few shots and a goaline clearance. Very very young Hornets side lost 2 nil with a certain Matty Whichelow scoring for Wood. Rookery Veteren
  • Score: 2

3:54pm Wed 26 Mar 14

bristol hornet says...

buckler wrote:
Almunia couldn't catch a cold and is a Coward! All 3 goals down to him and 3 added minutes due to him faking an injury! Bond not good enough either! Got to be down to poor coaching but he's good at talking to the media .. Guarantee Almunia will fake illness or injury to get out of playing Saturday!
According to your continual negative posts, no one is good enough!!

The only person I know who fits this bill is YOU.

Take a look in the mirror at that ugly salon of yours and Luton Down.
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: Almunia couldn't catch a cold and is a Coward! All 3 goals down to him and 3 added minutes due to him faking an injury! Bond not good enough either! Got to be down to poor coaching but he's good at talking to the media .. Guarantee Almunia will fake illness or injury to get out of playing Saturday![/p][/quote]According to your continual negative posts, no one is good enough!! The only person I know who fits this bill is YOU. Take a look in the mirror at that ugly salon of yours and Luton Down. bristol hornet
  • Score: -2

4:02pm Wed 26 Mar 14

grahamwfc says...

1234566789 wrote:
grahamwfc wrote:
CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Hampshire hornet17 wrote:
Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently

Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent.

Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance.

Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO

Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career.

We are going backwards, not forwards!

If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards!

Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche!
At least play offs for Burnley!
Britt would of been a squad player and only be playing now because of injuries.
Hogg left for Personal Family Reasons.
But at least we would have someone to cover the injuries and he might , just might have been the difference. Troy has to get player of the season despite his inauspicious start to the campaign.; he has given everything for a good part of the season. I just wonder what impact Britt and Troy would have had playing together. I will never be convinced that taking a million was good business, small change to our owners. Money in the bank will never score goals and yes Britt may not have been up to Championship football ,but his pure tally of goals suggest otherwise. Some very bad decisions behind the scenes has cost us more than the mistakes on the pitch, which we wouldn't have made in such regularity if recruitment was more consistent and in the right areas.
At least we will have a stadium to be proud of next season, hopefully the errors made in the last close season will have been recognised and worked on. Keep the manager, sign the Tazer, convince Troy to stay as he is sure to be courted by other teams and give Bond a run now to see if he is up to it. Personally I think he is. Clear out the deadwood and get some stability and hopefully Beppe will have us fit from day 1; I don't want to hear that it will take 6 weeks to get match fit as we constantly heard this season. We don't need major surgery, just a big big sticking plaster to bring it all together.
I have stated this before but look at how many Joe Garner has scored in League One this season. He is just as likely to fire Preston to promotion as Assombalonga is to fire Posh up. In case you don't know - Garner has 17 in 32, Assomablonga has 19 in 34.

I assume you were happy we got rid of Garner on a free but you are annoyed we sold Assombalonga for a quoted £1.5million - go figure???!!!
I was happy to see Garner go because of his laziness and p*ss poor attitude. I think that was highlighted on at least one fans forum. Perhaps the move was the kick up the ar*se he needed rather than just coping at a lower level. For every Failure there will be an Adam le Fondre; yes he's not scoring at present but I would suggest on his past performances that is not Down to ability.
So yes I am annoyed we sold BA and if you can audit these forums you will see I said it in August. If we had lined up a suitable replacement my feelings might be tempered but we didn't. GFZ was playing him preseason and he was looking sharp. I wonder how GFZ felt about the sale.
As regards, he's gone, let's move on etc that sort of attitude will see Nani sell more of the family silver pre next season. No doubt you will be happy to see TD go at a price and the money be banked without a replacement. We could always get Fabrinni and Acuna back in with Ickpeazu as back up.
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grahamwfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent. Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance. Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career. We are going backwards, not forwards! If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards! Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche![/p][/quote]At least play offs for Burnley! Britt would of been a squad player and only be playing now because of injuries. Hogg left for Personal Family Reasons.[/p][/quote]But at least we would have someone to cover the injuries and he might , just might have been the difference. Troy has to get player of the season despite his inauspicious start to the campaign.; he has given everything for a good part of the season. I just wonder what impact Britt and Troy would have had playing together. I will never be convinced that taking a million was good business, small change to our owners. Money in the bank will never score goals and yes Britt may not have been up to Championship football ,but his pure tally of goals suggest otherwise. Some very bad decisions behind the scenes has cost us more than the mistakes on the pitch, which we wouldn't have made in such regularity if recruitment was more consistent and in the right areas. At least we will have a stadium to be proud of next season, hopefully the errors made in the last close season will have been recognised and worked on. Keep the manager, sign the Tazer, convince Troy to stay as he is sure to be courted by other teams and give Bond a run now to see if he is up to it. Personally I think he is. Clear out the deadwood and get some stability and hopefully Beppe will have us fit from day 1; I don't want to hear that it will take 6 weeks to get match fit as we constantly heard this season. We don't need major surgery, just a big big sticking plaster to bring it all together.[/p][/quote]I have stated this before but look at how many Joe Garner has scored in League One this season. He is just as likely to fire Preston to promotion as Assombalonga is to fire Posh up. In case you don't know - Garner has 17 in 32, Assomablonga has 19 in 34. I assume you were happy we got rid of Garner on a free but you are annoyed we sold Assombalonga for a quoted £1.5million - go figure???!!![/p][/quote]I was happy to see Garner go because of his laziness and p*ss poor attitude. I think that was highlighted on at least one fans forum. Perhaps the move was the kick up the ar*se he needed rather than just coping at a lower level. For every Failure there will be an Adam le Fondre; yes he's not scoring at present but I would suggest on his past performances that is not Down to ability. So yes I am annoyed we sold BA and if you can audit these forums you will see I said it in August. If we had lined up a suitable replacement my feelings might be tempered but we didn't. GFZ was playing him preseason and he was looking sharp. I wonder how GFZ felt about the sale. As regards, he's gone, let's move on etc that sort of attitude will see Nani sell more of the family silver pre next season. No doubt you will be happy to see TD go at a price and the money be banked without a replacement. We could always get Fabrinni and Acuna back in with Ickpeazu as back up. grahamwfc
  • Score: -1

4:21pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Oracledave says...

1234566789 wrote:
grahamwfc wrote:
CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Hampshire hornet17 wrote:
Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently

Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent.

Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance.

Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO

Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career.

We are going backwards, not forwards!

If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards!

Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche!
At least play offs for Burnley!
Britt would of been a squad player and only be playing now because of injuries.
Hogg left for Personal Family Reasons.
But at least we would have someone to cover the injuries and he might , just might have been the difference. Troy has to get player of the season despite his inauspicious start to the campaign.; he has given everything for a good part of the season. I just wonder what impact Britt and Troy would have had playing together. I will never be convinced that taking a million was good business, small change to our owners. Money in the bank will never score goals and yes Britt may not have been up to Championship football ,but his pure tally of goals suggest otherwise. Some very bad decisions behind the scenes has cost us more than the mistakes on the pitch, which we wouldn't have made in such regularity if recruitment was more consistent and in the right areas.
At least we will have a stadium to be proud of next season, hopefully the errors made in the last close season will have been recognised and worked on. Keep the manager, sign the Tazer, convince Troy to stay as he is sure to be courted by other teams and give Bond a run now to see if he is up to it. Personally I think he is. Clear out the deadwood and get some stability and hopefully Beppe will have us fit from day 1; I don't want to hear that it will take 6 weeks to get match fit as we constantly heard this season. We don't need major surgery, just a big big sticking plaster to bring it all together.
I have stated this before but look at how many Joe Garner has scored in League One this season. He is just as likely to fire Preston to promotion as Assombalonga is to fire Posh up. In case you don't know - Garner has 17 in 32, Assomablonga has 19 in 34.

I assume you were happy we got rid of Garner on a free but you are annoyed we sold Assombalonga for a quoted £1.5million - go figure???!!!
Nice one Mr Numbers, too many people on this forum roll out arguments without any proper consideration of the facts !
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grahamwfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent. Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance. Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career. We are going backwards, not forwards! If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards! Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche![/p][/quote]At least play offs for Burnley! Britt would of been a squad player and only be playing now because of injuries. Hogg left for Personal Family Reasons.[/p][/quote]But at least we would have someone to cover the injuries and he might , just might have been the difference. Troy has to get player of the season despite his inauspicious start to the campaign.; he has given everything for a good part of the season. I just wonder what impact Britt and Troy would have had playing together. I will never be convinced that taking a million was good business, small change to our owners. Money in the bank will never score goals and yes Britt may not have been up to Championship football ,but his pure tally of goals suggest otherwise. Some very bad decisions behind the scenes has cost us more than the mistakes on the pitch, which we wouldn't have made in such regularity if recruitment was more consistent and in the right areas. At least we will have a stadium to be proud of next season, hopefully the errors made in the last close season will have been recognised and worked on. Keep the manager, sign the Tazer, convince Troy to stay as he is sure to be courted by other teams and give Bond a run now to see if he is up to it. Personally I think he is. Clear out the deadwood and get some stability and hopefully Beppe will have us fit from day 1; I don't want to hear that it will take 6 weeks to get match fit as we constantly heard this season. We don't need major surgery, just a big big sticking plaster to bring it all together.[/p][/quote]I have stated this before but look at how many Joe Garner has scored in League One this season. He is just as likely to fire Preston to promotion as Assombalonga is to fire Posh up. In case you don't know - Garner has 17 in 32, Assomablonga has 19 in 34. I assume you were happy we got rid of Garner on a free but you are annoyed we sold Assombalonga for a quoted £1.5million - go figure???!!![/p][/quote]Nice one Mr Numbers, too many people on this forum roll out arguments without any proper consideration of the facts ! Oracledave
  • Score: 3

5:55pm Wed 26 Mar 14

1234566789 says...

grahamwfc wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
grahamwfc wrote:
CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Hampshire hornet17 wrote:
Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently

Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent.

Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance.

Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO

Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career.

We are going backwards, not forwards!

If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards!

Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche!
At least play offs for Burnley!
Britt would of been a squad player and only be playing now because of injuries.
Hogg left for Personal Family Reasons.
But at least we would have someone to cover the injuries and he might , just might have been the difference. Troy has to get player of the season despite his inauspicious start to the campaign.; he has given everything for a good part of the season. I just wonder what impact Britt and Troy would have had playing together. I will never be convinced that taking a million was good business, small change to our owners. Money in the bank will never score goals and yes Britt may not have been up to Championship football ,but his pure tally of goals suggest otherwise. Some very bad decisions behind the scenes has cost us more than the mistakes on the pitch, which we wouldn't have made in such regularity if recruitment was more consistent and in the right areas.
At least we will have a stadium to be proud of next season, hopefully the errors made in the last close season will have been recognised and worked on. Keep the manager, sign the Tazer, convince Troy to stay as he is sure to be courted by other teams and give Bond a run now to see if he is up to it. Personally I think he is. Clear out the deadwood and get some stability and hopefully Beppe will have us fit from day 1; I don't want to hear that it will take 6 weeks to get match fit as we constantly heard this season. We don't need major surgery, just a big big sticking plaster to bring it all together.
I have stated this before but look at how many Joe Garner has scored in League One this season. He is just as likely to fire Preston to promotion as Assombalonga is to fire Posh up. In case you don't know - Garner has 17 in 32, Assomablonga has 19 in 34.

I assume you were happy we got rid of Garner on a free but you are annoyed we sold Assombalonga for a quoted £1.5million - go figure???!!!
I was happy to see Garner go because of his laziness and p*ss poor attitude. I think that was highlighted on at least one fans forum. Perhaps the move was the kick up the ar*se he needed rather than just coping at a lower level. For every Failure there will be an Adam le Fondre; yes he's not scoring at present but I would suggest on his past performances that is not Down to ability.
So yes I am annoyed we sold BA and if you can audit these forums you will see I said it in August. If we had lined up a suitable replacement my feelings might be tempered but we didn't. GFZ was playing him preseason and he was looking sharp. I wonder how GFZ felt about the sale.
As regards, he's gone, let's move on etc that sort of attitude will see Nani sell more of the family silver pre next season. No doubt you will be happy to see TD go at a price and the money be banked without a replacement. We could always get Fabrinni and Acuna back in with Ickpeazu as back up.
I complete take you point about Alfie but I don't remember Garner being lazy, I just think it didn't work for him. All I mean us that goals in League 1 does not necessarily mean goals in The Championship.

I also think that the replacement is Ikpeazu. One would assume that the club, not Nani alone, decided Assombalonga wouldn't be ready for the first team this season and Ikpeazu is the better long term bet.
[quote][p][bold]grahamwfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grahamwfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent. Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance. Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career. We are going backwards, not forwards! If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards! Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche![/p][/quote]At least play offs for Burnley! Britt would of been a squad player and only be playing now because of injuries. Hogg left for Personal Family Reasons.[/p][/quote]But at least we would have someone to cover the injuries and he might , just might have been the difference. Troy has to get player of the season despite his inauspicious start to the campaign.; he has given everything for a good part of the season. I just wonder what impact Britt and Troy would have had playing together. I will never be convinced that taking a million was good business, small change to our owners. Money in the bank will never score goals and yes Britt may not have been up to Championship football ,but his pure tally of goals suggest otherwise. Some very bad decisions behind the scenes has cost us more than the mistakes on the pitch, which we wouldn't have made in such regularity if recruitment was more consistent and in the right areas. At least we will have a stadium to be proud of next season, hopefully the errors made in the last close season will have been recognised and worked on. Keep the manager, sign the Tazer, convince Troy to stay as he is sure to be courted by other teams and give Bond a run now to see if he is up to it. Personally I think he is. Clear out the deadwood and get some stability and hopefully Beppe will have us fit from day 1; I don't want to hear that it will take 6 weeks to get match fit as we constantly heard this season. We don't need major surgery, just a big big sticking plaster to bring it all together.[/p][/quote]I have stated this before but look at how many Joe Garner has scored in League One this season. He is just as likely to fire Preston to promotion as Assombalonga is to fire Posh up. In case you don't know - Garner has 17 in 32, Assomablonga has 19 in 34. I assume you were happy we got rid of Garner on a free but you are annoyed we sold Assombalonga for a quoted £1.5million - go figure???!!![/p][/quote]I was happy to see Garner go because of his laziness and p*ss poor attitude. I think that was highlighted on at least one fans forum. Perhaps the move was the kick up the ar*se he needed rather than just coping at a lower level. For every Failure there will be an Adam le Fondre; yes he's not scoring at present but I would suggest on his past performances that is not Down to ability. So yes I am annoyed we sold BA and if you can audit these forums you will see I said it in August. If we had lined up a suitable replacement my feelings might be tempered but we didn't. GFZ was playing him preseason and he was looking sharp. I wonder how GFZ felt about the sale. As regards, he's gone, let's move on etc that sort of attitude will see Nani sell more of the family silver pre next season. No doubt you will be happy to see TD go at a price and the money be banked without a replacement. We could always get Fabrinni and Acuna back in with Ickpeazu as back up.[/p][/quote]I complete take you point about Alfie but I don't remember Garner being lazy, I just think it didn't work for him. All I mean us that goals in League 1 does not necessarily mean goals in The Championship. I also think that the replacement is Ikpeazu. One would assume that the club, not Nani alone, decided Assombalonga wouldn't be ready for the first team this season and Ikpeazu is the better long term bet. 1234566789
  • Score: 2

5:55pm Wed 26 Mar 14

buckler says...

bristol hornet wrote:
buckler wrote:
Almunia couldn't catch a cold and is a Coward! All 3 goals down to him and 3 added minutes due to him faking an injury! Bond not good enough either! Got to be down to poor coaching but he's good at talking to the media .. Guarantee Almunia will fake illness or injury to get out of playing Saturday!
According to your continual negative posts, no one is good enough!!

The only person I know who fits this bill is YOU.

Take a look in the mirror at that ugly salon of yours and Luton Down.
Would fit you in but barred Transvestites.... Got more bottle than the Spanish coward that's for sure!
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: Almunia couldn't catch a cold and is a Coward! All 3 goals down to him and 3 added minutes due to him faking an injury! Bond not good enough either! Got to be down to poor coaching but he's good at talking to the media .. Guarantee Almunia will fake illness or injury to get out of playing Saturday![/p][/quote]According to your continual negative posts, no one is good enough!! The only person I know who fits this bill is YOU. Take a look in the mirror at that ugly salon of yours and Luton Down.[/p][/quote]Would fit you in but barred Transvestites.... Got more bottle than the Spanish coward that's for sure! buckler
  • Score: 2

6:02pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Bertster says...

Hampshire hornet17 wrote:
Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently

Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent.

Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance.

Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO

Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career.

We are going backwards, not forwards!

If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards!

Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche!
Wasn't a massive mistake last season though was it??? Pathetic Stupid C#@k! !! Fans like you make me sick. Fickle and plastic!! Bet you was at Wembley telling fans to be quiet and not sing and get behind the team, with your Ruck sack, sandwiches and flask of tea!! IDIOTIC TW@T!!
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent. Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance. Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career. We are going backwards, not forwards! If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards! Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche![/p][/quote]Wasn't a massive mistake last season though was it??? Pathetic Stupid C#@k! !! Fans like you make me sick. Fickle and plastic!! Bet you was at Wembley telling fans to be quiet and not sing and get behind the team, with your Ruck sack, sandwiches and flask of tea!! IDIOTIC TW@T!! Bertster
  • Score: 0

11:02pm Wed 26 Mar 14

ralear49 says...

Hampshire hornet17 wrote:
Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent. Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance. Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career. We are going backwards, not forwards! If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards! Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche!
Sean Dyche was never going to get the confidence of the Pozzos, rightly or wrongly. A good man, but I fear he will last about twenty games in the premiership before doing a "Malky" and getting fired because of the beatings they will take. And it's well known that Hogg wanted out to be closer to family. Agree on Britt though, that was puzzling.
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Just a thought....... These guys were shown the door by us recently Sean Dyche - Full season at Burnley and heading for the play offs, saw him at the Palace Theatre on Sunday night and what a massive mistake we made! True gent. Britt Assombalonga - Top goal scorer at Peterborough and may face him next season. Where did we gain from this? He was never given a chance. Nyron Nosworthy - one of the best defenders we had in this squad this season IMO Jonathan Hogg - Should of not sold him! Something worries me if moving to Huddersfield is to better your career. We are going backwards, not forwards! If we had the above still at the club with the additions from the Pozzo's we would be heading up not sidewards! Couldn't remember to many last minute goals under Dyche![/p][/quote]Sean Dyche was never going to get the confidence of the Pozzos, rightly or wrongly. A good man, but I fear he will last about twenty games in the premiership before doing a "Malky" and getting fired because of the beatings they will take. And it's well known that Hogg wanted out to be closer to family. Agree on Britt though, that was puzzling. ralear49
  • Score: -1

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