Watford goalkeeper Jonathan Bond 'will get over' his mistake against Manchester City according to his team-mates

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Jonathan Bond’s mistake against Manchester City proved costly for the Hornets but the young goalkeeper received the backing of his team-mates, with Lloyd Doyley admitting “that happens to the best of them”.

With the score level at 2-2 and only four minutes remaining, Aleksandar Kolarov hit a speculative shot straight at Bond. It was a strike the young goalkeeper should’ve saved but the ball slipped through his hands, through his legs and into the net.

City went on to add a fourth in stoppage time to round off their victory, when Bond arguably could have claimed a cross.

However, the 20-year-old will make amends next time he is selected according to Doyley, who said: “That happens to the best of them. It happened to Manchester United’s David de Gea a few days ago.

“The only thing he can do is pick up his head and get on with it.”

Hornets midfielder Sean Murray came through the youth ranks with Bond and believes the England Under-21 international “can get over” his mistake.

He added: “He is a good lad and is now becoming an experienced goalkeeper. He will get over it and will be ready for the next game he is involved in.”

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11:48am Thu 30 Jan 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Keep your chin up Bondy - these things do happen.
Keep your chin up Bondy - these things do happen. Hornet Cornet

12:53pm Thu 30 Jan 14

solefull says...

I quite agree HC. Bondy will become a legend at the Vic one day. I think he will take over from MA next season.
Good luck tonight boys.
I quite agree HC. Bondy will become a legend at the Vic one day. I think he will take over from MA next season. Good luck tonight boys. solefull

1:39pm Thu 30 Jan 14

pizinloc says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Keep your chin up Bondy - these things do happen.
You right Cornet. I say you all in first quarter season that Zola will gone soon and new Italian man coming. only you and few other listen to me. Thank you. We win tonight.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Keep your chin up Bondy - these things do happen.[/p][/quote]You right Cornet. I say you all in first quarter season that Zola will gone soon and new Italian man coming. only you and few other listen to me. Thank you. We win tonight. pizinloc

1:39pm Thu 30 Jan 14

cannons tours says...

Excellent keeper without his 3 outstanding saves in cup reply with Bristol City we might not even been playing Man City lets support him and not moan like some people like doing .
Excellent keeper without his 3 outstanding saves in cup reply with Bristol City we might not even been playing Man City lets support him and not moan like some people like doing . cannons tours

2:23pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Boosey says...

Many mistakes can be made by an outfield player, unfortunately a mistake by a keeper normally results in a goal.
Bond seems to made of sterner stuff than Loach and no doubt he's more or less over it already but in financial terms, Costly is the operative word.(Replay)
Many mistakes can be made by an outfield player, unfortunately a mistake by a keeper normally results in a goal. Bond seems to made of sterner stuff than Loach and no doubt he's more or less over it already but in financial terms, Costly is the operative word.(Replay) Boosey

2:25pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Poppet Bear says...

Yes, I know he's an excellent prospect and all Goalkeepers make mistakes and yes, I feel very sorry for the lad but why don't goalies make mistakes when there're team is winning six nil. It's a shame but very frustrating .
Yes, I know he's an excellent prospect and all Goalkeepers make mistakes and yes, I feel very sorry for the lad but why don't goalies make mistakes when there're team is winning six nil. It's a shame but very frustrating . Poppet Bear

2:25pm Thu 30 Jan 14

watford1881 says...

Let's face it Almunia has make a few howlers too this season.. GK's mistakes are often magnified to a greater degree.. I think he done OK at City other than the mistake.. Think he should keep his place Vs. Forest tonight...
Let's face it Almunia has make a few howlers too this season.. GK's mistakes are often magnified to a greater degree.. I think he done OK at City other than the mistake.. Think he should keep his place Vs. Forest tonight... watford1881

2:49pm Thu 30 Jan 14

glyn hodges left boot says...

Speaking to a city fan at work and he was behind the goal for that one, reckons it looked worse on tv and from our end. He said while it was a mistake, it was raining, it was a very hard shot and it took to bounces right in front of Bond. I was at the game and I thought it was a bad one, but he ssid your keeper was very unlucky.
Speaking to a city fan at work and he was behind the goal for that one, reckons it looked worse on tv and from our end. He said while it was a mistake, it was raining, it was a very hard shot and it took to bounces right in front of Bond. I was at the game and I thought it was a bad one, but he ssid your keeper was very unlucky. glyn hodges left boot

2:49pm Thu 30 Jan 14

ralear49 says...

On a completely irrelevant note, is "Bondy" the best nickname anyone can come up with? What happened to the Chalky Whites and Dusty Saunders? Every nickname seems to be derived by adding a Y on the end of a man's name... I hated "Chopper" Harris but sort of respected the name!
On a completely irrelevant note, is "Bondy" the best nickname anyone can come up with? What happened to the Chalky Whites and Dusty Saunders? Every nickname seems to be derived by adding a Y on the end of a man's name... I hated "Chopper" Harris but sort of respected the name! ralear49

2:52pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Boosey says...

ralear49 wrote:
On a completely irrelevant note, is "Bondy" the best nickname anyone can come up with? What happened to the Chalky Whites and Dusty Saunders? Every nickname seems to be derived by adding a Y on the end of a man's name... I hated "Chopper" Harris but sort of respected the name!
Teflon!
[quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: On a completely irrelevant note, is "Bondy" the best nickname anyone can come up with? What happened to the Chalky Whites and Dusty Saunders? Every nickname seems to be derived by adding a Y on the end of a man's name... I hated "Chopper" Harris but sort of respected the name![/p][/quote]Teflon! Boosey

2:55pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Gazzathehorn says...

Boosey wrote:
ralear49 wrote: On a completely irrelevant note, is "Bondy" the best nickname anyone can come up with? What happened to the Chalky Whites and Dusty Saunders? Every nickname seems to be derived by adding a Y on the end of a man's name... I hated "Chopper" Harris but sort of respected the name!
Teflon!
James?
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: On a completely irrelevant note, is "Bondy" the best nickname anyone can come up with? What happened to the Chalky Whites and Dusty Saunders? Every nickname seems to be derived by adding a Y on the end of a man's name... I hated "Chopper" Harris but sort of respected the name![/p][/quote]Teflon![/p][/quote]James? Gazzathehorn

2:59pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Graham27 says...

Basildon or Brooke?
Basildon or Brooke? Graham27

3:35pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Harry's Bar says...

Gazzathehorn wrote:
Boosey wrote:
ralear49 wrote: On a completely irrelevant note, is "Bondy" the best nickname anyone can come up with? What happened to the Chalky Whites and Dusty Saunders? Every nickname seems to be derived by adding a Y on the end of a man's name... I hated "Chopper" Harris but sort of respected the name!
Teflon!
James?
Basildon?
[quote][p][bold]Gazzathehorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: On a completely irrelevant note, is "Bondy" the best nickname anyone can come up with? What happened to the Chalky Whites and Dusty Saunders? Every nickname seems to be derived by adding a Y on the end of a man's name... I hated "Chopper" Harris but sort of respected the name![/p][/quote]Teflon![/p][/quote]James?[/p][/quote]Basildon? Harry's Bar

3:36pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Harry's Bar says...

Graham27 wrote:
Basildon or Brooke?
Beat me to it!
[quote][p][bold]Graham27[/bold] wrote: Basildon or Brooke?[/p][/quote]Beat me to it! Harry's Bar

4:46pm Thu 30 Jan 14

andyhooked says...

When Manu's time is up will Bond be the step in guy? We do need an experianced keeper when Manu does go. Just hope that Bond is ready to step up to the mark. Not yet certain that he will be but hope he will be.
When Manu's time is up will Bond be the step in guy? We do need an experianced keeper when Manu does go. Just hope that Bond is ready to step up to the mark. Not yet certain that he will be but hope he will be. andyhooked

5:14pm Thu 30 Jan 14

hogweed says...

Why are you guys so sanguine about this mistake? That mistake probably cost us a replay. It was a shocking mistake. Worse than that goalie's appaling mistake against Leeds last season. I have no sympathy and am very angry about that mistake. You lot should say what you really think. Not pussyfoot around "Bondy" as if you are all walking on broken glass.

Risible mistake. Unacceptable

Hog out
Why are you guys so sanguine about this mistake? That mistake probably cost us a replay. It was a shocking mistake. Worse than that goalie's appaling mistake against Leeds last season. I have no sympathy and am very angry about that mistake. You lot should say what you really think. Not pussyfoot around "Bondy" as if you are all walking on broken glass. Risible mistake. Unacceptable Hog out hogweed

6:46pm Thu 30 Jan 14

chadderton orn says...

How about premium just don't put money on him. I would still have him in goal rather than scot loach, Would Almunia have done any better last week ? JB is still young and still learning. They wear the badge they have my full support.
How about premium just don't put money on him. I would still have him in goal rather than scot loach, Would Almunia have done any better last week ? JB is still young and still learning. They wear the badge they have my full support. chadderton orn

7:59pm Thu 30 Jan 14

EltonForever says...

hogweed wrote:
Why are you guys so sanguine about this mistake? That mistake probably cost us a replay. It was a shocking mistake. Worse than that goalie's appaling mistake against Leeds last season. I have no sympathy and am very angry about that mistake. You lot should say what you really think. Not pussyfoot around "Bondy" as if you are all walking on broken glass.

Risible mistake. Unacceptable

Hog out
Get over it, Hogwood!

You probably should try to get out more and develop some sense of perspective.

WFC fans should support and encourage their young players - possibly the future of the club- not demonise them, as happened to Scott Loach.
[quote][p][bold]hogweed[/bold] wrote: Why are you guys so sanguine about this mistake? That mistake probably cost us a replay. It was a shocking mistake. Worse than that goalie's appaling mistake against Leeds last season. I have no sympathy and am very angry about that mistake. You lot should say what you really think. Not pussyfoot around "Bondy" as if you are all walking on broken glass. Risible mistake. Unacceptable Hog out[/p][/quote]Get over it, Hogwood! You probably should try to get out more and develop some sense of perspective. WFC fans should support and encourage their young players - possibly the future of the club- not demonise them, as happened to Scott Loach. EltonForever

9:09pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Hornet Cornet says...

EltonForever wrote:
hogweed wrote:
Why are you guys so sanguine about this mistake? That mistake probably cost us a replay. It was a shocking mistake. Worse than that goalie's appaling mistake against Leeds last season. I have no sympathy and am very angry about that mistake. You lot should say what you really think. Not pussyfoot around "Bondy" as if you are all walking on broken glass.

Risible mistake. Unacceptable

Hog out
Get over it, Hogwood!

You probably should try to get out more and develop some sense of perspective.

WFC fans should support and encourage their young players - possibly the future of the club- not demonise them, as happened to Scott Loach.
Loach wasn't very good though
[quote][p][bold]EltonForever[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hogweed[/bold] wrote: Why are you guys so sanguine about this mistake? That mistake probably cost us a replay. It was a shocking mistake. Worse than that goalie's appaling mistake against Leeds last season. I have no sympathy and am very angry about that mistake. You lot should say what you really think. Not pussyfoot around "Bondy" as if you are all walking on broken glass. Risible mistake. Unacceptable Hog out[/p][/quote]Get over it, Hogwood! You probably should try to get out more and develop some sense of perspective. WFC fans should support and encourage their young players - possibly the future of the club- not demonise them, as happened to Scott Loach.[/p][/quote]Loach wasn't very good though Hornet Cornet

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