Watford midfielder Jonathan Hogg looking forward to 'interesting game' at Manchester City

Jonathan Hogg. Picture: Holly Cant

Jonathan Hogg. Picture: Holly Cant

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Jonathan Hogg believes Watford will be able to play with freedom at Manchester City in the FA Cup third round as the "all the pressure" will be on the Premier League champions.

Roberto Mancini’s side are one of the favourites to lift the cup this season while the Hornets, who suffered a New Year’s Day defeat to Charlton Athletic, travel to the Etihad Stadium hopeful of causing a big upset.

The Citizens, who won the competition in 2011, will have several players missing due to injury or international call-ups but Hogg still expects to face world-class players and a couple of familiar faces.

The 24-year-old said: "They’ve spent a lot of money and everyone knows that whatever team they put out they have world-class players and be massive favourites.

"But we can go there, try our best and play with a bit of freedom because all the pressure is going to be on them.

"We are not expected to do anything there so it will be an interesting game and a nice game for the lads to play in.

"It is a nice stadium and I’ve been there before when I was at Villa, although I was on the bench. So I know what expect and I am looking forward to it."

He continued: "I know Gareth Barry well because I played against him a lot in training when I was at Aston Villa and James Milner as well.

"So I will be playing against old friends because one way or another they will play. So it will be nice to see some old faces and get stuck into them."

Despite Watford’s 4-3 home defeat to Charlton on Tuesday, they remain in the Championship play-off positions and have a game in hand on many of their rivals.

While Hogg is looking forward to battling the likes of Carlos Tevez and Vincent Kompany tomorrow, he believes the players' main priority is the fight for promotion to the Premier League.

He explained: "You want to do well in the cups but for me and most of the players here we want to stay in the play-offs.

"So as long as we can get in that top six then that is what I want to achieve this season."

Hornets boss Gianfranco Zola decided to rest Hogg against Charlton and many felt the midfielder’s tenacious qualities were missed.

The former Aston Villa player admitted he was disappointed not to play in the defeat. He said: "The gaffer had a chat with me on Friday so he let me know before he named the team. I was prepared for it.

"I was a bit disappointed with the result and it wasn’t the best of games. Missing any game is hard but when you get beaten you want to play even more.

"It is nice people say they missed me in the team but it is just more frustrating the boys did not perform the way we have been and get the win we needed really.

"I think we just missed a bit of bite in and we needed someone to grab hold of the game and stamp their authority on it – I think we just lacked that."

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3:00pm Fri 4 Jan 13

mattymashup says...

Speaking of Hogg there are some very very strong rumours linking him with a one million pound move to Ipswich!

Supposedly its so Zola can free up wages for vydra and co. Which I don't get as we are in my opinion covered by the pozzo umbrella.

Also supposedly because we have Eustace coming back, chalobah till end of season and a new dmf coming in from udine (badu)

Anyone know if this is true?! Lots of speculation on the web but this rumour seems to be a very strong one.
Speaking of Hogg there are some very very strong rumours linking him with a one million pound move to Ipswich! Supposedly its so Zola can free up wages for vydra and co. Which I don't get as we are in my opinion covered by the pozzo umbrella. Also supposedly because we have Eustace coming back, chalobah till end of season and a new dmf coming in from udine (badu) Anyone know if this is true?! Lots of speculation on the web but this rumour seems to be a very strong one. mattymashup
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3:05pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Hand of Destiny says...

Friends Comrades Warriors

I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children.

The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land.

But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius.

Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North
Friends Comrades Warriors I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children. The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land. But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius. Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North Hand of Destiny
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3:13pm Fri 4 Jan 13

mattwfc says...

mattymashup wrote:
Speaking of Hogg there are some very very strong rumours linking him with a one million pound move to Ipswich!

Supposedly its so Zola can free up wages for vydra and co. Which I don't get as we are in my opinion covered by the pozzo umbrella.

Also supposedly because we have Eustace coming back, chalobah till end of season and a new dmf coming in from udine (badu)

Anyone know if this is true?! Lots of speculation on the web but this rumour seems to be a very strong one.
The rumour was started as a joke on wfcforums and escalated from there
[quote][p][bold]mattymashup[/bold] wrote: Speaking of Hogg there are some very very strong rumours linking him with a one million pound move to Ipswich! Supposedly its so Zola can free up wages for vydra and co. Which I don't get as we are in my opinion covered by the pozzo umbrella. Also supposedly because we have Eustace coming back, chalobah till end of season and a new dmf coming in from udine (badu) Anyone know if this is true?! Lots of speculation on the web but this rumour seems to be a very strong one.[/p][/quote]The rumour was started as a joke on wfcforums and escalated from there mattwfc
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3:30pm Fri 4 Jan 13

jasonwatford says...

Friends Comrades Warriors

I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children.

The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land.

But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius.

Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North”

Now that made me smile...cmon you golden boys !!!!!
Friends Comrades Warriors I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children. The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land. But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius. Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North” Now that made me smile...cmon you golden boys !!!!! jasonwatford
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3:35pm Fri 4 Jan 13

SimonW, Godalming says...

mattymashup wrote:
Speaking of Hogg there are some very very strong rumours linking him with a one million pound move to Ipswich!

Supposedly its so Zola can free up wages for vydra and co. Which I don't get as we are in my opinion covered by the pozzo umbrella.

Also supposedly because we have Eustace coming back, chalobah till end of season and a new dmf coming in from udine (badu)

Anyone know if this is true?! Lots of speculation on the web but this rumour seems to be a very strong one.
you've obviously been on that ridiculous Football Rumours website, if you believe whats on there then we are signing Frank Lampard & Danny Graham!!
[quote][p][bold]mattymashup[/bold] wrote: Speaking of Hogg there are some very very strong rumours linking him with a one million pound move to Ipswich! Supposedly its so Zola can free up wages for vydra and co. Which I don't get as we are in my opinion covered by the pozzo umbrella. Also supposedly because we have Eustace coming back, chalobah till end of season and a new dmf coming in from udine (badu) Anyone know if this is true?! Lots of speculation on the web but this rumour seems to be a very strong one.[/p][/quote]you've obviously been on that ridiculous Football Rumours website, if you believe whats on there then we are signing Frank Lampard & Danny Graham!! SimonW, Godalming
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3:40pm Fri 4 Jan 13

mattymashup says...

Yes I totally have. Do you know any better sites?! Some of the rumours are laughable but others seem to have been proved correct. Especially all the udine player loans
Yes I totally have. Do you know any better sites?! Some of the rumours are laughable but others seem to have been proved correct. Especially all the udine player loans mattymashup
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3:49pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Colin West's mullet says...

3-2 to us. can't remember the last time I didn't resent 3rd round weekend.
3-2 to us. can't remember the last time I didn't resent 3rd round weekend. Colin West's mullet
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4:06pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Bogside Come Back says...

Hand of Destiny wrote:
Friends Comrades Warriors

I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children.

The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land.

But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius.

Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North
You/ve brought a tear to my eye
[quote][p][bold]Hand of Destiny[/bold] wrote: Friends Comrades Warriors I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children. The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land. But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius. Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North[/p][/quote]You/ve brought a tear to my eye Bogside Come Back
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4:10pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Colin West's mullet says...

Hand of Destiny wrote:
Friends Comrades Warriors

I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children.

The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land.

But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius.

Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North
as long as we aren't Dublin and Senior, we might be alright.
[quote][p][bold]Hand of Destiny[/bold] wrote: Friends Comrades Warriors I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children. The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land. But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius. Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North[/p][/quote]as long as we aren't Dublin and Senior, we might be alright. Colin West's mullet
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4:17pm Fri 4 Jan 13

CARDIFFHORN says...

Colin West's mullet wrote:
Hand of Destiny wrote:
Friends Comrades Warriors

I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children.

The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land.

But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius.

Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North
as long as we aren't Dublin and Senior, we might be alright.
Which Jennings or both?
[quote][p][bold]Colin West's mullet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hand of Destiny[/bold] wrote: Friends Comrades Warriors I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children. The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land. But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius. Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North[/p][/quote]as long as we aren't Dublin and Senior, we might be alright.[/p][/quote]Which Jennings or both? CARDIFFHORN
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5:11pm Fri 4 Jan 13

WessexLad says...

From the BBC preview page:

"Striker Mario Balotelli (virus) is available..."

Does that mean he's had one or he is one?
From the BBC preview page: "Striker Mario Balotelli (virus) is available..." Does that mean he's had one or he is one? WessexLad
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5:14pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Beleck to stevenage for the rest of season per the official site 8 mins ago
Beleck to stevenage for the rest of season per the official site 8 mins ago Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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6:11pm Fri 4 Jan 13

bigdave8 says...

Getting to Manchester about midday . Any good pubs near the train station??
Getting to Manchester about midday . Any good pubs near the train station?? bigdave8
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7:30pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Boosey says...

Hand of Destiny wrote:
Friends Comrades Warriors I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children. The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land. But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius. Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North
Quality!
[quote][p][bold]Hand of Destiny[/bold] wrote: Friends Comrades Warriors I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children. The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land. But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius. Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North[/p][/quote]Quality! Boosey
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9:08pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Hayes Hornet says...

Just seen City have sold out too. Cant wait for tomorrow. Come on you Horns make us proud.
PS wonder how many of us will be at Boro next week?
Just seen City have sold out too. Cant wait for tomorrow. Come on you Horns make us proud. PS wonder how many of us will be at Boro next week? Hayes Hornet
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9:25pm Fri 4 Jan 13

paultheshrink says...

In these challenging times, I turn to the great bard himself.
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
for he today that sheds his blood with me
shall be my brother be he ne'er so vile;
this day shall gentle his condition; and gentlemen in England now a-bed
shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
who fought with us upon St Crispins' day
Henry V
Never thought I would find an opportunity to quote Shakespeare on here!!!
In these challenging times, I turn to the great bard himself. "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother be he ne'er so vile; this day shall gentle his condition; and gentlemen in England now a-bed shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks who fought with us upon St Crispins' day Henry V Never thought I would find an opportunity to quote Shakespeare on here!!! paultheshrink
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10:52pm Fri 4 Jan 13

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

Hand of Destiny wrote:
Friends Comrades Warriors

I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children.

The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land.

But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius.

Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North
This is Sparta.....I mean Watford!
[quote][p][bold]Hand of Destiny[/bold] wrote: Friends Comrades Warriors I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children. The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land. But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius. Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North[/p][/quote]This is Sparta.....I mean Watford! GianlucaVialli the better italian
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11:00pm Fri 4 Jan 13

bushey tales says...

HORNETS BACKED TO WIN THE GAME........Watford, previously as big as 22/1 on Betfair now slashed to 18/1! Now is the time to bet like men. (Even the draw is 8/1 if you're not quite that confident!) Safe journey to one and all.
HORNETS BACKED TO WIN THE GAME........Watford, previously as big as 22/1 on Betfair now slashed to 18/1! Now is the time to bet like men. (Even the draw is 8/1 if you're not quite that confident!) Safe journey to one and all. bushey tales
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11:11pm Fri 4 Jan 13

D.unstable says...

This day is to be called the feast of GFZ:
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
And rouse him at the name of GFZ
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is GFZ.
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
And say 'These wounds I had on GFZ day.'
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day: then shall our names.
Familiar in his mouth as household words
Almunia, Hoban, Abdi, Vydra and Deeney.
Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And GFZ shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon GFZ day.
COYH
This day is to be called the feast of GFZ: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named, And rouse him at the name of GFZ He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say 'To-morrow is GFZ. Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars. And say 'These wounds I had on GFZ day.' Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot, But he'll remember with advantages What feats he did that day: then shall our names. Familiar in his mouth as household words Almunia, Hoban, Abdi, Vydra and Deeney. Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd. This story shall the good man teach his son; And GFZ shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remember'd; We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition: And gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon GFZ day. COYH D.unstable
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3:07am Sat 5 Jan 13

PhilippineOrn says...

Man City squad: Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Lescott, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Rekik, Milner, Sinclair, Barry, Garcia, Silva, Tevez, Dzeko, Balotelli, Evans, Suarez

Glad they think we are no threat at all then!
Man City squad: Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Lescott, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Rekik, Milner, Sinclair, Barry, Garcia, Silva, Tevez, Dzeko, Balotelli, Evans, Suarez Glad they think we are no threat at all then! PhilippineOrn
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6:01am Sat 5 Jan 13

3Lions4Ever says...

Hand of Destiny wrote:
Friends Comrades Warriors

I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children.

The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land.

But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius.

Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North
Yeah! That's got me going. Come on you golden boys!
[quote][p][bold]Hand of Destiny[/bold] wrote: Friends Comrades Warriors I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children. The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land. But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius. Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North[/p][/quote]Yeah! That's got me going. Come on you golden boys! 3Lions4Ever
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6:09am Sat 5 Jan 13

3Lions4Ever says...

Hand of Destiny wrote:
Friends Comrades Warriors

I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children.

The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land.

But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius.

Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North
Just sent people to your post on Twitter. Should be very inspiring for the Hornets travelling faithful!
[quote][p][bold]Hand of Destiny[/bold] wrote: Friends Comrades Warriors I speak to you tonight on the eve of a great and momentous event, one that will live long in the memory and throughout the ages will be retold again and again by our children and children’s children. The great battle with the North people is nearly upon us and as we sleep tonight we will awake tomorrow to face the mercenary hordes from plains of Lancashire. These men are a fearsome army, drawn from all corners of the World and amongst them they have fearsome attackers and stout solid defenders who will try to obliterate us. They will be nearly 40,000 strong and we have to fight them in their own land. But Warriors know this. We are 6,000 strong ourselves. We also massive attacking options and our defensive capability will be as mountains to the enemy. And we are not just 6000. We are Barnes and Blissett. We are Jennings and Holton. We are Steele and Rankin. We are the Hertsman. Our attacks will be as hordes on the enemy who unlike ourselves who fight for courage and honour and . They fight for money. We will break their Hart. We will be victorius. Sleep well my friends. Tomorrow we march on the North[/p][/quote]Just sent people to your post on Twitter. Should be very inspiring for the Hornets travelling faithful! 3Lions4Ever
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9:22am Sat 5 Jan 13

Vespa Crabro says...

If you want some inspiration from a source slightly closer to home, take a look at this before heading north...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=6gO5nQgJ4
xs
If you want some inspiration from a source slightly closer to home, take a look at this before heading north... http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=6gO5nQgJ4 xs Vespa Crabro
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10:02am Sat 5 Jan 13

Mohandas says...

Cometh the hour Cometh the golden balls of fire. Looking at the Man City team, they know we're not there for the crack. History is in all of us.
Yeovil FC became one of the most successful non-league team in the FA Cup – having defeated major Football League teams, most famously the then 'Bank of England side' Sunderland in the 4th Round in 1949, going on to play in front of more than 81,000 against Manchester United at unbelievable Maine Road.
Cometh the hour Cometh the golden balls of fire. Looking at the Man City team, they know we're not there for the crack. History is in all of us. Yeovil FC became one of the most successful non-league team in the FA Cup – having defeated major Football League teams, most famously the then 'Bank of England side' Sunderland in the 4th Round in 1949, going on to play in front of more than 81,000 against Manchester United at unbelievable Maine Road. Mohandas
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