Watford head coach Beppe Sannino hopes Matej Vydra can discover his best form after struggling so far this season

Vydra has not been at his best this season. Picture: Holly Cant

Vydra has not been at his best this season. Picture: Holly Cant

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Beppe Sannino hopes “the Matej Vydra of two years ago can come back” after the striker produced another ineffective display during Watford’s 2-1 defeat against Doncaster Rovers.

The 22-year-old scored on his competitive return to Watford on the opening day of the season but has rarely looked like finding the net in the four games since.

Vydra hasn’t been able to recapture the same form which made him a Hornets fans’ favourite during his first loan spell at the club.

The Czech Republic international netted 22 goals in 47 games during the 2012/13 campaign and was named the Championship Player of the Season.

And it’s that form that Sannino hopes Vydra is able to rediscover.

“I hope the Vydra of two years ago can come back because we need a good Vydra,” the Hornets head coach said after Tuesday night’s cup tie.

“For me, tonight Vydra played like every other player. We don’t forget that tonight we played against one team (Doncaster) that deserved the win.”

Vydra’s impressive first spell with Watford resulted in him earning a loan move to Premier League side West Bromwich Albion last season.

He was unable to hold down a first-team spot at the Hawthorns and scored just three times in 25 appearances for the Baggies.

Hornets stalwart Lloyd Doyley believes that lack of goals may be affecting the striker’s confidence.

He explained: “It will take time. Last year was a bit of a disappointment for him and he didn’t get to play as many games as he wanted to at the top level.

“When I did watch him I thought he did ok but goals are what counts for strikers and once he gets his confidence, he will be flying.”

Watford had just one shot on target against Rovers on Tuesday night and Vydra didn’t have a clear sight of goal throughout the contest.

Doyley admitted the other players must chip in with goals and create more chances not just for Vydra, but all of the Hornets strikers.

“We can’t just leave it to the top two or three to score the goals. We all need to chip in, and that includes me,” Doyley said with a smile. “We all need to spread the goals out more.

“We are in a good position in the league at the moment and there is no reason why we can’t maintain it.”

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10:12am Fri 29 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

Form is temporary but class is permanent. I think maybe Matty is finding out that you have to earn the right to show how good you are with hard work first. We still believe in him though, and come the big games he's the one you want up there with Troy
Form is temporary but class is permanent. I think maybe Matty is finding out that you have to earn the right to show how good you are with hard work first. We still believe in him though, and come the big games he's the one you want up there with Troy neilhorn
  • Score: 29

10:15am Fri 29 Aug 14

jimbowfc says...

In all honesty MV had about an 8 week purple patch with us, but other than that he has been pretty average or worse.

If he does get back scoring soon, it has to be asked was that purple patch just a flash in the pan?
In all honesty MV had about an 8 week purple patch with us, but other than that he has been pretty average or worse. If he does get back scoring soon, it has to be asked was that purple patch just a flash in the pan? jimbowfc
  • Score: -33

10:18am Fri 29 Aug 14

jimbowfc says...

Missed out a vital word in my earlier post and that was: -
........ does "NOT" get back........

My bad!
Missed out a vital word in my earlier post and that was: - ........ does "NOT" get back........ My bad! jimbowfc
  • Score: -6

10:25am Fri 29 Aug 14

not a regular says...

So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything.

Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract.

Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?
So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days? not a regular
  • Score: 90

10:27am Fri 29 Aug 14

COGGDAVE1 says...

A wasted year due to his money grabbing agent.
A wasted year due to his money grabbing agent. COGGDAVE1
  • Score: 39

10:39am Fri 29 Aug 14

cbuk1983 says...

not a regular wrote:
So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything.

Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract.

Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?
Completely agree - I just hope this ISN'T coming from Sannino!!
[quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?[/p][/quote]Completely agree - I just hope this ISN'T coming from Sannino!! cbuk1983
  • Score: 19

10:41am Fri 29 Aug 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

Stop playing him out on the wing then!

Whatever formation you play behind them, Matty Vydra and Troy Deeney as a front two is the best forward line in the division... BY A MILE!

The sooner they start playing centrally and together every single game the better.
Stop playing him out on the wing then! Whatever formation you play behind them, Matty Vydra and Troy Deeney as a front two is the best forward line in the division... BY A MILE! The sooner they start playing centrally and together every single game the better. JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 43

10:58am Fri 29 Aug 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

jimbowfc wrote:
In all honesty MV had about an 8 week purple patch with us, but other than that he has been pretty average or worse.

If he does get back scoring soon, it has to be asked was that purple patch just a flash in the pan?
"8 week purple patch" ? Yes he blew a bit hot and cold but 22 goals in 47 games and championship player of the season !!!!!!! We are 4 league games in and he's scored 1 goal - are we seriously concerned ??? The biggest risk to him is that FF looks on fire at the moment and will probably start again tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]jimbowfc[/bold] wrote: In all honesty MV had about an 8 week purple patch with us, but other than that he has been pretty average or worse. If he does get back scoring soon, it has to be asked was that purple patch just a flash in the pan?[/p][/quote]"8 week purple patch" ? Yes he blew a bit hot and cold but 22 goals in 47 games and championship player of the season !!!!!!! We are 4 league games in and he's scored 1 goal - are we seriously concerned ??? The biggest risk to him is that FF looks on fire at the moment and will probably start again tomorrow. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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10:59am Fri 29 Aug 14

davidhornet says...

not a regular wrote:
So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything.

Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract.

Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?
Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.
[quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?[/p][/quote]Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon. davidhornet
  • Score: 10

11:14am Fri 29 Aug 14

Hornankey says...

Yes. Let's hope Vydra recaptures his form. Last season did nothing for his career but it was also a difficult time for WFC. We have a much better squad this season which should give him plenty of scoring opportunity. He will also be pushed hard by those competing for his place. It will be interesting to see Beppe's starting line-up tomorrow.
Yes. Let's hope Vydra recaptures his form. Last season did nothing for his career but it was also a difficult time for WFC. We have a much better squad this season which should give him plenty of scoring opportunity. He will also be pushed hard by those competing for his place. It will be interesting to see Beppe's starting line-up tomorrow. Hornankey
  • Score: 3

11:28am Fri 29 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

davidhornet wrote:
not a regular wrote:
So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything.

Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract.

Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?
Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.
too many pig analogies for me
[quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?[/p][/quote]Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.[/p][/quote]too many pig analogies for me neilhorn
  • Score: 1

11:36am Fri 29 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
jimbowfc wrote:
In all honesty MV had about an 8 week purple patch with us, but other than that he has been pretty average or worse.

If he does get back scoring soon, it has to be asked was that purple patch just a flash in the pan?
"8 week purple patch" ? Yes he blew a bit hot and cold but 22 goals in 47 games and championship player of the season !!!!!!! We are 4 league games in and he's scored 1 goal - are we seriously concerned ??? The biggest risk to him is that FF looks on fire at the moment and will probably start again tomorrow.
exactly - he curls one into the top corner to beat palace in August, he hits a volley over his shoulder against Leicester the following May, and in between he scores another 20 odd league goals and wins player of the year for the whole division - and thats a flash in the pan??
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimbowfc[/bold] wrote: In all honesty MV had about an 8 week purple patch with us, but other than that he has been pretty average or worse. If he does get back scoring soon, it has to be asked was that purple patch just a flash in the pan?[/p][/quote]"8 week purple patch" ? Yes he blew a bit hot and cold but 22 goals in 47 games and championship player of the season !!!!!!! We are 4 league games in and he's scored 1 goal - are we seriously concerned ??? The biggest risk to him is that FF looks on fire at the moment and will probably start again tomorrow.[/p][/quote]exactly - he curls one into the top corner to beat palace in August, he hits a volley over his shoulder against Leicester the following May, and in between he scores another 20 odd league goals and wins player of the year for the whole division - and thats a flash in the pan?? neilhorn
  • Score: 12

12:16pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

neilhorn wrote:
davidhornet wrote:
not a regular wrote:
So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything.

Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract.

Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?
Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.
too many pig analogies for me
think he's just telling porkies.
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?[/p][/quote]Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.[/p][/quote]too many pig analogies for me[/p][/quote]think he's just telling porkies. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 3

12:16pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Denzil D says...

davidhornet wrote:
not a regular wrote: So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?
Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.
Tbf, the report is based on comments made by Sannino at Tuesday press conference....it doesn't warrant a separate article though.
In the only match that's valid to judge MVs form and attitude - v Bolton - he linked well with Deeney and scored his goal.
For me, MV needs to work consistently harder in games to become more than 'just' an instinctive finisher prone to streak/drought cycles. Take a look at the 10 min YouTube montage of all his contributions in the home Leicester playoff....this is the level he needs to be aspiring to regularly in order to fulfil his undoubted potential (in the PL with us).
[quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?[/p][/quote]Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.[/p][/quote]Tbf, the report is based on comments made by Sannino at Tuesday press conference....it doesn't warrant a separate article though. In the only match that's valid to judge MVs form and attitude - v Bolton - he linked well with Deeney and scored his goal. For me, MV needs to work consistently harder in games to become more than 'just' an instinctive finisher prone to streak/drought cycles. Take a look at the 10 min YouTube montage of all his contributions in the home Leicester playoff....this is the level he needs to be aspiring to regularly in order to fulfil his undoubted potential (in the PL with us). Denzil D
  • Score: 8

12:37pm Fri 29 Aug 14

vag1 says...

JohnnyBarnes wrote:
Stop playing him out on the wing then!

Whatever formation you play behind them, Matty Vydra and Troy Deeney as a front two is the best forward line in the division... BY A MILE!

The sooner they start playing centrally and together every single game the better.
Can't agree he should start every game on current form. Fessi deserves the start at the moment. We should never pick on reputation.

I love Vydra, some of his forward play under Zola up until Jan that year was the best I have ever seen from a Watford forward (starting watching the Orns in the 90s). His goals at Leeds away in his first year. Wow. But I also firmly believe he been very average from Jan 2013 (with the exception of second leg play off game). A while ago, I said he would not score more than 12 this season MAX, and I stand by that at the moment. I would LOVE to be proved wrong and will be cheering and passionately supporting his ever touch I can assure you.
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyBarnes[/bold] wrote: Stop playing him out on the wing then! Whatever formation you play behind them, Matty Vydra and Troy Deeney as a front two is the best forward line in the division... BY A MILE! The sooner they start playing centrally and together every single game the better.[/p][/quote]Can't agree he should start every game on current form. Fessi deserves the start at the moment. We should never pick on reputation. I love Vydra, some of his forward play under Zola up until Jan that year was the best I have ever seen from a Watford forward (starting watching the Orns in the 90s). His goals at Leeds away in his first year. Wow. But I also firmly believe he been very average from Jan 2013 (with the exception of second leg play off game). A while ago, I said he would not score more than 12 this season MAX, and I stand by that at the moment. I would LOVE to be proved wrong and will be cheering and passionately supporting his ever touch I can assure you. vag1
  • Score: 7

1:19pm Fri 29 Aug 14

inexile says...

cbuk1983 wrote:
not a regular wrote:
So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything.

Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract.

Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?
Completely agree - I just hope this ISN'T coming from Sannino!!
I agree and would add he also played at Rotherham (until he got a knock) where I thought he was working hard but was playing deeper than his natural position. He is most likely to hurt players playing on the shoulder of the last defender where his pace means he will get chances.
I agree with Lloyd Doyley that this is about confidence not ability or work rate. He needs chances to score and regain confidence. Playing two weeks out of three in Sannino's rotation system and not always in his best position will not help him.
[quote][p][bold]cbuk1983[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?[/p][/quote]Completely agree - I just hope this ISN'T coming from Sannino!![/p][/quote]I agree and would add he also played at Rotherham (until he got a knock) where I thought he was working hard but was playing deeper than his natural position. He is most likely to hurt players playing on the shoulder of the last defender where his pace means he will get chances. I agree with Lloyd Doyley that this is about confidence not ability or work rate. He needs chances to score and regain confidence. Playing two weeks out of three in Sannino's rotation system and not always in his best position will not help him. inexile
  • Score: 5

3:06pm Fri 29 Aug 14

stevemag says...

Question -

Would you play Forrestieri in the same starting 11 with Troy and Matej?

If not, who do you play / how do you handle leaving out Fernando after his last performance?
Question - Would you play Forrestieri in the same starting 11 with Troy and Matej? If not, who do you play / how do you handle leaving out Fernando after his last performance? stevemag
  • Score: 0

3:56pm Fri 29 Aug 14

ralear49 says...

neilhorn wrote:
davidhornet wrote:
not a regular wrote: So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?
Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.
too many pig analogies for me
oooink
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?[/p][/quote]Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.[/p][/quote]too many pig analogies for me[/p][/quote]oooink ralear49
  • Score: -3

4:46pm Fri 29 Aug 14

rousman 2 says...

Some of us would like the Zola back from 2 years ago.
Some of us would like the Zola back from 2 years ago. rousman 2
  • Score: 2

6:12pm Fri 29 Aug 14

buckler says...

davidhornet wrote:
not a regular wrote:
So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything.

Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract.

Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?
Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.
You seem to be first in the trough and talk a lot of swill!
[quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?[/p][/quote]Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.[/p][/quote]You seem to be first in the trough and talk a lot of swill! buckler
  • Score: -1

6:39pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Dunderdale Pinner says...

Agree Troy and Matej are potentially our most potent strike force,but in my opinion,there must be two wide men to stretch the opposition defence.. Otherwise the opposition cram the centre and we just run into blind alleys and our short passing game is easily cut out. I am sure there is plenty of opportunity for FF to slot in.
Agree Troy and Matej are potentially our most potent strike force,but in my opinion,there must be two wide men to stretch the opposition defence.. Otherwise the opposition cram the centre and we just run into blind alleys and our short passing game is easily cut out. I am sure there is plenty of opportunity for FF to slot in. Dunderdale Pinner
  • Score: 2

7:18pm Fri 29 Aug 14

hondas says...

not a regular wrote:
So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything.

Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract.

Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?
really good comment.
[quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?[/p][/quote]really good comment. hondas
  • Score: 4

7:20pm Fri 29 Aug 14

hondas says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
jimbowfc wrote:
In all honesty MV had about an 8 week purple patch with us, but other than that he has been pretty average or worse.

If he does get back scoring soon, it has to be asked was that purple patch just a flash in the pan?
"8 week purple patch" ? Yes he blew a bit hot and cold but 22 goals in 47 games and championship player of the season !!!!!!! We are 4 league games in and he's scored 1 goal - are we seriously concerned ??? The biggest risk to him is that FF looks on fire at the moment and will probably start again tomorrow.
ff is a classy player and great to watch.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimbowfc[/bold] wrote: In all honesty MV had about an 8 week purple patch with us, but other than that he has been pretty average or worse. If he does get back scoring soon, it has to be asked was that purple patch just a flash in the pan?[/p][/quote]"8 week purple patch" ? Yes he blew a bit hot and cold but 22 goals in 47 games and championship player of the season !!!!!!! We are 4 league games in and he's scored 1 goal - are we seriously concerned ??? The biggest risk to him is that FF looks on fire at the moment and will probably start again tomorrow.[/p][/quote]ff is a classy player and great to watch. hondas
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7:35pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Billie says...

These pork jokes are overdone. Bacon to the match on Saturday, a crackling performance that roasts the opposition needed. Gamm on.
These pork jokes are overdone. Bacon to the match on Saturday, a crackling performance that roasts the opposition needed. Gamm on. Billie
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8:06pm Fri 29 Aug 14

HunsburyHornet4 says...

davidhornet wrote:
not a regular wrote:
So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything.

Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract.

Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?
Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.
Straight from the Eric Cantona school of philosophy. I like it.
[quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: So Vydra has played the following games: Bolton, where he scored and looked lively. Norwich, where we played with 10 men and no service for 88 minutes. Doncaster, where he was making good runs but an awful midfield of Murray Andrews and McGreedy didn’t supply him with anything. Where has this nonsense come from? He plays off the shoulder and makes runs. He needs service. If anything, take a look at the three players behind him. Better yet, take a look at the league table and the fact our captain has signed a new contract. Why is the WO so intent on stirring these days?[/p][/quote]Watford Observer just keep throwing out attention seeking headlines so we all keep clicking. This is no better than an online blog. We keep feeding it with our comments even though we don't get paid. The days of balanced fact based reporting are over. We are all just pigs in the trough and the journos feed us swill. Soon we will all be bacon.[/p][/quote]Straight from the Eric Cantona school of philosophy. I like it. HunsburyHornet4
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