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FAN'S VIEW: Remember Watford fans: never too high, never too low
"Never too high, never too low." These are words which were often uttered at Vicarage Road by Malky Mackay and have since been adopted by the Hornets podcast From The Rookery End amongst others. Essentially we shouldn’t get too carried away with big wins or become too despondent with the odd defeat. It’s a long season, a cruel division and you can’t win every game even if you’re Bayern Munich or Barcelona.
Without doubt, Saturday's defeat to Derby County hurt and the pain was delivered in such an annoying fashion. Personally, I was so distracted by the beaten up East Stand and the return of handsome John Eustace that I hadn’t really given the match itself more than a second’s thought until Watford were already 0-1 down.
After that we were excellent in patches, terrible at moments, but never really deserving of a defeat were we? I was surprised then to see so many fans getting carried away with doom and gloom, albeit fans on the internet who are not always at the actual game itself.
Yes you kind of always fancy our chances these days but The Rams are decent and you almost always get a boost when a new manager comes in.
We meanwhile were without our best player (Almen Abdi), top scorer (Troy Deeney) and our most dangerous player so far this term (Ikechi Anya). Not to make too many more excuses but Lloyd Doyley, Sean Murray, The Big Algerian (Essaid Belkalem) and Cristian Battochio had all been off flapping around for their various nations whilst the inform Davide Faraoni was suspended.
Have we really all become so deluded that even when considering all of that, we think we’ll just coast to a win? This is Watford we’re talking about, nothing is ever easy. And hell, it wouldn’t be much of a Zolacoaster if there were only ups, not downs. Yes Derby was disappointing, but season defining? Surely not.
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