Steve Cotterill believes Bristol City deserved to record an FA Cup upset against Watford

Watford Observer: Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill praised Watford after the game. Picture: Action Images Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill praised Watford after the game. Picture: Action Images

Steve Cotterill believes his Bristol City team deserved to beat Watford this evening but described the Hornets as “a great club with really nice people”.

A frantic 60 seconds late into the second half saw both clubs score in the FA Cup third round tie at Ashton Gate, with Sean Murray’s opener for the Golden Boys swiftly cancelled out by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

The Hornets arguably edged an entertaining first half but then the home team were the better side during a poor second period.

Cotterill said: “I thought we played very, very well today. I think we deserved to win the game. I don’t think it was a two or a 3-0 but I think we definitely deserved to nick the game. It was a good game.

“They are a great club with really nice people there. There is a new manager in there now so they’ll be looking to grow in the Championship. It was a tough game for our boys today, but I thought we played really, really well.”

When asked if either side would have wanted a reply, Cotterill replied: “We didn’t want a replay. That’s why I made three subs. I really went for it and tried to leave two at the back if we could, let alone three. We went it for it and tried to shuffle the full-backs right on.

“Then we got done with a bit of a sucker goal really. It went through Marvin Elliott’s legs and the goalkeeper was unsighted, so we were disappointed with that goal really.

“If the one from Lewis McGugan would have gone in, in the first half when Elliott Parish tipped round the post, then you could understand that. It would have been a goal worthy of winning a game.

“I know all about Lewis and I did warn the boys, so they’ve had a good look at him now, that’s for sure.”

For Watford head coach Beppe Sannino's reaction to the draw at Ashton Gate, click here.

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6:27pm Sat 4 Jan 14

demerit says...

....and he doesn't even know me.
....and he doesn't even know me. demerit

7:43pm Sat 4 Jan 14

mellow yellow says...

demerit wrote:
....and he doesn't even know me.
Lucky him
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: ....and he doesn't even know me.[/p][/quote]Lucky him mellow yellow

7:58pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Hornet Cornet says...

mellow yellow wrote:
demerit wrote:
....and he doesn't even know me.
Lucky him
God knows what he would make of me then...
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: ....and he doesn't even know me.[/p][/quote]Lucky him[/p][/quote]God knows what he would make of me then... Hornet Cornet

8:48pm Sat 4 Jan 14

jamigilmore2 says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
demerit wrote:
....and he doesn't even know me.
Lucky him
God knows what he would make of me then...
Probably the same as most of the us make of you... A complete strap-on
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: ....and he doesn't even know me.[/p][/quote]Lucky him[/p][/quote]God knows what he would make of me then...[/p][/quote]Probably the same as most of the us make of you... A complete strap-on jamigilmore2

9:34pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Charming. At least I am still an anal virgin
Charming. At least I am still an anal virgin Hornet Cornet

8:15am Sun 5 Jan 14

Boosey says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Charming. At least I am still an anal virgin
Ha ha ha! What a reply!
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Charming. At least I am still an anal virgin[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha! What a reply! Boosey

10:29am Sun 5 Jan 14

demerit says...

HC, why do we put up with this abuse? Doesn't it show just how understanding and tolerant we are? I am a firm believer that against this tirade of angst and fervour, the goodwill and happiness that we bring will shine through and win the day.
HC, why do we put up with this abuse? Doesn't it show just how understanding and tolerant we are? I am a firm believer that against this tirade of angst and fervour, the goodwill and happiness that we bring will shine through and win the day. demerit

10:59am Sun 5 Jan 14

mellow yellow says...

demerit wrote:
HC, why do we put up with this abuse? Doesn't it show just how understanding and tolerant we are? I am a firm believer that against this tirade of angst and fervour, the goodwill and happiness that we bring will shine through and win the day.
The goodwill and happiness that is convinced Anya and Fessi are off, you mean...
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: HC, why do we put up with this abuse? Doesn't it show just how understanding and tolerant we are? I am a firm believer that against this tirade of angst and fervour, the goodwill and happiness that we bring will shine through and win the day.[/p][/quote]The goodwill and happiness that is convinced Anya and Fessi are off, you mean... mellow yellow

11:40am Sun 5 Jan 14

demerit says...

mellow yellow wrote:
demerit wrote:
HC, why do we put up with this abuse? Doesn't it show just how understanding and tolerant we are? I am a firm believer that against this tirade of angst and fervour, the goodwill and happiness that we bring will shine through and win the day.
The goodwill and happiness that is convinced Anya and Fessi are off, you mean...
Well "yellow not so mellow", that is just being realistic. My not be short term happiness but better in the long run not to raise hopes only for them to be dashed.
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: HC, why do we put up with this abuse? Doesn't it show just how understanding and tolerant we are? I am a firm believer that against this tirade of angst and fervour, the goodwill and happiness that we bring will shine through and win the day.[/p][/quote]The goodwill and happiness that is convinced Anya and Fessi are off, you mean...[/p][/quote]Well "yellow not so mellow", that is just being realistic. My not be short term happiness but better in the long run not to raise hopes only for them to be dashed. demerit

5:52pm Sun 5 Jan 14

lutondown says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Charming. At least I am still an anal virgin
Reply of the year! And last..;-)
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Charming. At least I am still an anal virgin[/p][/quote]Reply of the year! And last..;-) lutondown

7:13pm Sun 5 Jan 14

chadderton orn says...

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Tell the season of good will is over, You have made my day very funny comments love it. chadderton orn

11:45pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Hornet Cornet says...

demerit wrote:
HC, why do we put up with this abuse? Doesn't it show just how understanding and tolerant we are? I am a firm believer that against this tirade of angst and fervour, the goodwill and happiness that we bring will shine through and win the day.
We are like the Pope mate. We dont say much but when we do, the world nods its head gravely in homage to our clarity of thought.

Love will always win.
HC
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: HC, why do we put up with this abuse? Doesn't it show just how understanding and tolerant we are? I am a firm believer that against this tirade of angst and fervour, the goodwill and happiness that we bring will shine through and win the day.[/p][/quote]We are like the Pope mate. We dont say much but when we do, the world nods its head gravely in homage to our clarity of thought. Love will always win. HC Hornet Cornet

11:49pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Hornet Cornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Charming. At least I am still an anal virgin
Reply of the year! And last..;-)
Bum plugs are allegedly available from b&q said jamigilmore2, who has gone a bit quiet.
Night.
HC
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Charming. At least I am still an anal virgin[/p][/quote]Reply of the year! And last..;-)[/p][/quote]Bum plugs are allegedly available from b&q said jamigilmore2, who has gone a bit quiet. Night. HC Hornet Cornet

11:50am Mon 6 Jan 14

demerit says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
demerit wrote:
HC, why do we put up with this abuse? Doesn't it show just how understanding and tolerant we are? I am a firm believer that against this tirade of angst and fervour, the goodwill and happiness that we bring will shine through and win the day.
We are like the Pope mate. We dont say much but when we do, the world nods its head gravely in homage to our clarity of thought.

Love will always win.
HC
Agreed. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. It isn't always taken well but it's for the best.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: HC, why do we put up with this abuse? Doesn't it show just how understanding and tolerant we are? I am a firm believer that against this tirade of angst and fervour, the goodwill and happiness that we bring will shine through and win the day.[/p][/quote]We are like the Pope mate. We dont say much but when we do, the world nods its head gravely in homage to our clarity of thought. Love will always win. HC[/p][/quote]Agreed. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. It isn't always taken well but it's for the best. demerit

1:32pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Hornet Cornet says...

demerit wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
demerit wrote: HC, why do we put up with this abuse? Doesn't it show just how understanding and tolerant we are? I am a firm believer that against this tirade of angst and fervour, the goodwill and happiness that we bring will shine through and win the day.
We are like the Pope mate. We dont say much but when we do, the world nods its head gravely in homage to our clarity of thought. Love will always win. HC
Agreed. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. It isn't always taken well but it's for the best.
The best decisions are often the toughest ones to make. They're also usually the least popular.

This is why we are targeted - we see what needs to be done and are willing to lead the way.

HC
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: HC, why do we put up with this abuse? Doesn't it show just how understanding and tolerant we are? I am a firm believer that against this tirade of angst and fervour, the goodwill and happiness that we bring will shine through and win the day.[/p][/quote]We are like the Pope mate. We dont say much but when we do, the world nods its head gravely in homage to our clarity of thought. Love will always win. HC[/p][/quote]Agreed. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. It isn't always taken well but it's for the best.[/p][/quote]The best decisions are often the toughest ones to make. They're also usually the least popular. This is why we are targeted - we see what needs to be done and are willing to lead the way. HC Hornet Cornet

1:52pm Tue 7 Jan 14

lockerbiehornet says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Charming. At least I am still an anal virgin
Anal retentive I think you mean!
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Charming. At least I am still an anal virgin[/p][/quote]Anal retentive I think you mean! lockerbiehornet

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