Matej Vydra makes Watford history by scoring twice in fifth consecutive league start

Matej Vydra celebrating on Saturday. Picture: Action Images

Matej Vydra celebrating on Saturday. Picture: Action Images

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by , Group Sports Editor

Matej Vydra wrote a fresh chapter in Hornets history on Saturday when he latched on to Almen Abdi’s pass and lifted the ball beyond Nottingham Forest keeper Karl Darlow to seal Watford’s 3-0 win.

The goal was his second of the game and ensured he scored a brace in his fifth successive league start – an achievement no other Hornets player can match since the club joined the Football League in the 1920/21.

The 20-year-old has now scored 18 goals in 24 league appearances and a look at Trefor Jones’ website, www.watfordarchive.com, reveals his scoring rate is the fifth best in the post-war years.

The legendary Cliff Holton leads the way with 23 goals in his first 24 league matches in the 1959/60 season in which he found the net a club record-breaking 42 times in Division Four.

Holton also shares third spot, scoring 19 times in his first time 24 outings in 1960/61, the same record as Ross Jenkins (1978/79), but once behind his 59/60 team-mate Dennis Uphill on 20.

But the speed with which Vydra has reached 18 is quicker than players including Luther Blissett, Mo Johnston, Paul Furlong and the last Watford striker to score that many in season, Danny Graham, who netted 14 in his first 24 league matches of 2010/11.

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4:40pm Mon 28 Jan 13

DuffmanWFC says...

Vydra is real quality! According to Sky Sports we are close to doing a permanent deal!
Hope so as Vydra could easily bag 25+ goals this season if he stays injury/suspension free!
Vydra is real quality! According to Sky Sports we are close to doing a permanent deal! Hope so as Vydra could easily bag 25+ goals this season if he stays injury/suspension free! DuffmanWFC
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5:09pm Mon 28 Jan 13

mellow yellow says...

If we have three play off games I reckon it will be 30.
If we have three play off games I reckon it will be 30. mellow yellow
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5:28pm Mon 28 Jan 13

cliff46 says...

That Vydra third goal was absolutely superb.
Abdi continues to be pure class and the improvement in Deeney's play is almost unbelivable.
Long may it continue!!
That Vydra third goal was absolutely superb. Abdi continues to be pure class and the improvement in Deeney's play is almost unbelivable. Long may it continue!! cliff46
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5:31pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Bringe says...

18 goals in 1487 minutes on the pitch

that's a goal every 82.3 minutes through out the season.
18 goals in 1487 minutes on the pitch that's a goal every 82.3 minutes through out the season. Bringe
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6:06pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Bringe says...

throughout*

Lol, do that for just his last 6 league appearances it's an incredible 1 goal every 41 minutes
throughout* Lol, do that for just his last 6 league appearances it's an incredible 1 goal every 41 minutes Bringe
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6:53pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Boosey says...

I thought he was older than 20yrs old.
How do the other strikers compare with him at this age?
I know one thing for sure, he'll be a very rich man very soon, good luck to him.
I thought he was older than 20yrs old. How do the other strikers compare with him at this age? I know one thing for sure, he'll be a very rich man very soon, good luck to him. Boosey
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7:48pm Mon 28 Jan 13

stevyweavy says...

Don't know what all the fuss is about, can't see why any other team would be interested in him he's useless - you'd do much better looking elsewhere than looking at our useless players.
Don't know what all the fuss is about, can't see why any other team would be interested in him he's useless - you'd do much better looking elsewhere than looking at our useless players. stevyweavy
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8:17pm Mon 28 Jan 13

jasonwatford says...

if he signs do you think the watford shop might run of of V and Y letters ?
if he signs do you think the watford shop might run of of V and Y letters ? jasonwatford
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8:50pm Mon 28 Jan 13

D.unstable says...

Something missing???????

If you would like to see Lutondown, one of the most enthusiastic, positive, knowledgeable and committed posters on here reinstated please reply to this thread.

Otherwise it will be a huge loss to the enjoyment of this site.
Something missing??????? If you would like to see Lutondown, one of the most enthusiastic, positive, knowledgeable and committed posters on here reinstated please reply to this thread. Otherwise it will be a huge loss to the enjoyment of this site. D.unstable
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9:04pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Boosey says...

Vialli and Rinaldi you are invited to have a few beers with myself and LD at the West Herts Club on Saturday before the game, we will be there from 1230.
More the merrier!
W.O. please reinstate LD, Vialli and Rinaldi please, thank you.
Vialli and Rinaldi you are invited to have a few beers with myself and LD at the West Herts Club on Saturday before the game, we will be there from 1230. More the merrier! W.O. please reinstate LD, Vialli and Rinaldi please, thank you. Boosey
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9:15pm Mon 28 Jan 13

jasonwatford says...

whats gone on ????
whats gone on ???? jasonwatford
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9:27pm Mon 28 Jan 13

KeithMercer says...

D.unstable wrote:
Something missing???????

If you would like to see Lutondown, one of the most enthusiastic, positive, knowledgeable and committed posters on here reinstated please reply to this thread.

Otherwise it will be a huge loss to the enjoyment of this site.
We Want our LD back !
WE WANT OUR LD BACK !
WE WANT OUR LD BACK
WE WANT OUR LD BACK
WE WANT OUR LD BACK
And 100 times more !!!!
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: Something missing??????? If you would like to see Lutondown, one of the most enthusiastic, positive, knowledgeable and committed posters on here reinstated please reply to this thread. Otherwise it will be a huge loss to the enjoyment of this site.[/p][/quote]We Want our LD back ! WE WANT OUR LD BACK ! WE WANT OUR LD BACK WE WANT OUR LD BACK WE WANT OUR LD BACK And 100 times more !!!! KeithMercer
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9:32pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Hornet Cornet says...

Lutondown, whats happened to my buddy? Has someone complained about him? If someone has indeed done that then man-up and admit ut. then me and Unstable will pay you a little visit.
Lutondown, whats happened to my buddy? Has someone complained about him? If someone has indeed done that then man-up and admit ut. then me and Unstable will pay you a little visit. Hornet Cornet
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9:39pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Boosey says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Lutondown, whats happened to my buddy? Has someone complained about him? If someone has indeed done that then man-up and admit ut. then me and Unstable will pay you a little visit.
Something to do with Baz, soap and a passage!
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Lutondown, whats happened to my buddy? Has someone complained about him? If someone has indeed done that then man-up and admit ut. then me and Unstable will pay you a little visit.[/p][/quote]Something to do with Baz, soap and a passage! Boosey
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9:51pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Boosey says...

Vydra signs by Thursday.
U16's pay a quid for Saturday = Biggest home attendance of season.
But we always **** it up when there's a big crowd!
Vydra signs by Thursday. U16's pay a quid for Saturday = Biggest home attendance of season. But we always **** it up when there's a big crowd! Boosey
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9:58pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Boosey says...

Just done a prank phone call to LD.
Good evening sir I am a Mr Edwards, editor from the Watford Observer( Purely fictional), he replied; One moment. I could hear him walking to the other room which unfortunately made me laugh, I can never carry these jokes through LOL
Just done a prank phone call to LD. Good evening sir I am a Mr Edwards, editor from the Watford Observer( Purely fictional), he replied; One moment. I could hear him walking to the other room which unfortunately made me laugh, I can never carry these jokes through LOL Boosey
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9:28am Tue 29 Jan 13

OliverF1976 says...

Good article on the football league website by Matt Holland. http://www.football-
league.co.uk/champio
nshipblog/20130123/m
att-hollands-blog-23
_2293311_3044481
Good article on the football league website by Matt Holland. http://www.football- league.co.uk/champio nshipblog/20130123/m att-hollands-blog-23 _2293311_3044481 OliverF1976
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9:41am Tue 29 Jan 13

DuffmanWFC says...

Why don't we boycott this site till LD is reinstated?
Why don't we boycott this site till LD is reinstated? DuffmanWFC
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10:03am Tue 29 Jan 13

mk6 hornet says...

things are going to well i bet the football league hearing messes up our whole season
things are going to well i bet the football league hearing messes up our whole season mk6 hornet
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10:18am Tue 29 Jan 13

OliverF1976 says...

mk6 hornet wrote:
things are going to well i bet the football league hearing messes up our whole season
Even with a 10 point deduction we will still make the play offs
[quote][p][bold]mk6 hornet[/bold] wrote: things are going to well i bet the football league hearing messes up our whole season[/p][/quote]Even with a 10 point deduction we will still make the play offs OliverF1976
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10:32am Tue 29 Jan 13

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

Boycotted until LD is reinstated!
COYHs let's go second tonight!
Boycotted until LD is reinstated! COYHs let's go second tonight! Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
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11:05am Tue 29 Jan 13

mk6 hornet says...

OliverF1976 wrote:
mk6 hornet wrote:
things are going to well i bet the football league hearing messes up our whole season
Even with a 10 point deduction we will still make the play offs
true but all it takes is to have an off day in the play offs and that is it.We can **** this league if we just get a fine i predict by the birmingham game we will be on the verge of going top
[quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mk6 hornet[/bold] wrote: things are going to well i bet the football league hearing messes up our whole season[/p][/quote]Even with a 10 point deduction we will still make the play offs[/p][/quote]true but all it takes is to have an off day in the play offs and that is it.We can **** this league if we just get a fine i predict by the birmingham game we will be on the verge of going top mk6 hornet
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11:35am Tue 29 Jan 13

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian says...

Boosey wrote:
Vialli and Rinaldi you are invited to have a few beers with myself and LD at the West Herts Club on Saturday before the game, we will be there from 1230.
More the merrier!
W.O. please reinstate LD, Vialli and Rinaldi please, thank you.
I'm back, I've been reinstated! Apparently, my 'constant references to fruit ceased to become funny after a while' and 'my reference to 'The Three Mustbequeers' may have warranted a warning, but terminating my account was harsh'.
Hopefully Vialli and LD are reinstated too as soon as possible!
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: Vialli and Rinaldi you are invited to have a few beers with myself and LD at the West Herts Club on Saturday before the game, we will be there from 1230. More the merrier! W.O. please reinstate LD, Vialli and Rinaldi please, thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm back, I've been reinstated! Apparently, my 'constant references to fruit ceased to become funny after a while' and 'my reference to 'The Three Mustbequeers' may have warranted a warning, but terminating my account was harsh'. Hopefully Vialli and LD are reinstated too as soon as possible! DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian
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12:30pm Tue 29 Jan 13

The Rover says...

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian wrote:
Boosey wrote:
Vialli and Rinaldi you are invited to have a few beers with myself and LD at the West Herts Club on Saturday before the game, we will be there from 1230.
More the merrier!
W.O. please reinstate LD, Vialli and Rinaldi please, thank you.
I'm back, I've been reinstated! Apparently, my 'constant references to fruit ceased to become funny after a while' and 'my reference to 'The Three Mustbequeers' may have warranted a warning, but terminating my account was harsh'.
Hopefully Vialli and LD are reinstated too as soon as possible!
I've only got one thing to say to that:-

Pineapple

hahahaha!
[quote][p][bold]DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: Vialli and Rinaldi you are invited to have a few beers with myself and LD at the West Herts Club on Saturday before the game, we will be there from 1230. More the merrier! W.O. please reinstate LD, Vialli and Rinaldi please, thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm back, I've been reinstated! Apparently, my 'constant references to fruit ceased to become funny after a while' and 'my reference to 'The Three Mustbequeers' may have warranted a warning, but terminating my account was harsh'. Hopefully Vialli and LD are reinstated too as soon as possible![/p][/quote]I've only got one thing to say to that:- Pineapple hahahaha! The Rover
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12:45pm Tue 29 Jan 13

DuffmanWFC says...

What a load of Buttersquash! Lol
What a load of Buttersquash! Lol DuffmanWFC
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1:14pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Harry's Bar says...

You are going to get him barred again.
You are going to get him barred again. Harry's Bar
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1:22pm Tue 29 Jan 13

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian says...

The Rover wrote:
DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian wrote:
Boosey wrote:
Vialli and Rinaldi you are invited to have a few beers with myself and LD at the West Herts Club on Saturday before the game, we will be there from 1230.
More the merrier!
W.O. please reinstate LD, Vialli and Rinaldi please, thank you.
I'm back, I've been reinstated! Apparently, my 'constant references to fruit ceased to become funny after a while' and 'my reference to 'The Three Mustbequeers' may have warranted a warning, but terminating my account was harsh'.
Hopefully Vialli and LD are reinstated too as soon as possible!
I've only got one thing to say to that:-

Pineapple

hahahaha!
Calm it, you don't want to get blocked by the WO police, you'll feel like a right plum.
[quote][p][bold]The Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: Vialli and Rinaldi you are invited to have a few beers with myself and LD at the West Herts Club on Saturday before the game, we will be there from 1230. More the merrier! W.O. please reinstate LD, Vialli and Rinaldi please, thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm back, I've been reinstated! Apparently, my 'constant references to fruit ceased to become funny after a while' and 'my reference to 'The Three Mustbequeers' may have warranted a warning, but terminating my account was harsh'. Hopefully Vialli and LD are reinstated too as soon as possible![/p][/quote]I've only got one thing to say to that:- Pineapple hahahaha![/p][/quote]Calm it, you don't want to get blocked by the WO police, you'll feel like a right plum. DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian
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1:27pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Harry's Bar says...

See what I mean.
See what I mean. Harry's Bar
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2:17pm Tue 29 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Should of twigged immediately given that Myself and the Ed are practically cell mates, when he sends me to Outer Siberia for my annual dressing down. But Boosey is right, I fled out of room, as I did not want my wife to see me grovelling! Lol!
Anyway glad to be back with my play mates and good to see fruit loop Doug is also! I do miss Vialli, and hope he is released, as he did crack the top joke of the year!
Anyway I'm now off too Bristol and hope I report back another win!
Should of twigged immediately given that Myself and the Ed are practically cell mates, when he sends me to Outer Siberia for my annual dressing down. But Boosey is right, I fled out of room, as I did not want my wife to see me grovelling! Lol! Anyway glad to be back with my play mates and good to see fruit loop Doug is also! I do miss Vialli, and hope he is released, as he did crack the top joke of the year! Anyway I'm now off too Bristol and hope I report back another win! lutondown
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2:19pm Tue 29 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Btw whoever come on as lutonup, nice one. Could never o that myself, as I hope they are always down and never up.
Btw whoever come on as lutonup, nice one. Could never o that myself, as I hope they are always down and never up. lutondown
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2:22pm Tue 29 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Lutondown, whats happened to my buddy? Has someone complained about him? If someone has indeed done that then man-up and admit ut. then me and Unstable will pay you a little visit.
Calm down Cornet and write me a nice poem, something like that other great English campaigner John Bunyan would write of.
I'm now immortalised with the likes of Wat Tyler. Alongside my faithful minions, Vialli and Rinaldi. One for all and.......! Lol
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Lutondown, whats happened to my buddy? Has someone complained about him? If someone has indeed done that then man-up and admit ut. then me and Unstable will pay you a little visit.[/p][/quote]Calm down Cornet and write me a nice poem, something like that other great English campaigner John Bunyan would write of. I'm now immortalised with the likes of Wat Tyler. Alongside my faithful minions, Vialli and Rinaldi. One for all and.......! Lol lutondown
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2:23pm Tue 29 Jan 13

lutondown says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
You are going to get him barred again.
That'd be nuts 'arry
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: You are going to get him barred again.[/p][/quote]That'd be nuts 'arry lutondown
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2:28pm Tue 29 Jan 13

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian says...

lutondown wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Lutondown, whats happened to my buddy? Has someone complained about him? If someone has indeed done that then man-up and admit ut. then me and Unstable will pay you a little visit.
Calm down Cornet and write me a nice poem, something like that other great English campaigner John Bunyan would write of.
I'm now immortalised with the likes of Wat Tyler. Alongside my faithful minions, Vialli and Rinaldi. One for all and.......! Lol
I resent that minion tag, there should be a level playing field in this triumvirate! Good to be back anyway, although we may have to lay off the fruit puns for a while haha.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Lutondown, whats happened to my buddy? Has someone complained about him? If someone has indeed done that then man-up and admit ut. then me and Unstable will pay you a little visit.[/p][/quote]Calm down Cornet and write me a nice poem, something like that other great English campaigner John Bunyan would write of. I'm now immortalised with the likes of Wat Tyler. Alongside my faithful minions, Vialli and Rinaldi. One for all and.......! Lol[/p][/quote]I resent that minion tag, there should be a level playing field in this triumvirate! Good to be back anyway, although we may have to lay off the fruit puns for a while haha. DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian
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