Watford boss Beppe Sannino believes more cleverness and communication can help Hornets hold on to leads

Watford Observer: Beppe Sannino. Picture: Holly Cant Beppe Sannino. Picture: Holly Cant

Watford boss Beppe Sannino admits his team’s recent habit of throwing away leads is a problem but believes it’s one that can be solved if the Hornets are cleverer and communicate more on the pitch.

Sannino’s side have been 2-0 ahead but failed to win in three of their last four matches with games against Manchester City and Nottingham Forest ending in 4-2 defeats while Saturday’s clash at Leicester City finished 2-2.

Sannino rejected the suggestion there might be a problem with the players’ fitness and instead believes the issue lies with the team's game management.

“I don't think it is a fitness issue – I think it is more about personality,” he said.

“When Leicester equalised we could have managed the situation better and then we would maybe be talking about a different result.

“It is a problem and it is one aspect that we have to improve but not by words – we need to work.”

When asked to clarify what he meant by “personality”, Sannino pointed to Leicester’s injury-time equaliser on Saturday.

Hornets midfielder Cristian Battocchio received the ball but appeared to be struggling with a groin strain.

Instead of kicking the ball into touch so he could receive treatment or be replaced, Battocchio cleared the ball down the line, allowing Leicester to play on.

Sannino said: “We were in possession of the ball and Cristian felt a little pain in his groin and if had been able to put the ball out, we could have substituted him.

“Cristian stayed on the pitch but was limping and the play went on so Leicester played the ball and we conceded the goal with Cristian injured on the pitch because I was unable to sub him.

“This is what I mean about personality – they have to be clever and smart – they have to understand the little situations.”

The Italian also believes his players can help resolve the issue by talking more during matches.

Sannino continued: “Personality also means speaking to each other more on the pitch – helping each other with words in difficult situations.

“I was very happy with Sean Murray and Battocchio’s performance in midfield but sometimes you don’t just have to run, you have to talk.

“This is maybe down to a lack of experience which in time they will resolve – it is a learning curve.”

He added: “I can’t complain about my players’ fitness because they run so much.

“At the end of the game we want to come off smiling and against Leicester we were close to a big smile – it could have been a fantastic day but we look forward to Birmingham now.”

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10:38am Tue 11 Feb 14

Abbotshorn says...

Just in Corals's looking at 2-nil half time, 2-2 full time. i may as well enjoy something this year
Just in Corals's looking at 2-nil half time, 2-2 full time. i may as well enjoy something this year Abbotshorn

11:07am Tue 11 Feb 14

Feff says...

The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.
The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino. Feff

11:20am Tue 11 Feb 14

hornetwise says...

Feff wrote:
The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.
I agree it is his management in changing the team that is costing us big time!! why can we not just keep playing our game that got us in front in the first place? Of course teams are going to come back at you and you have to expect that but if you believe in the way you are playing you should still be able to hold out without putting 11 men behind the ball. Players appear to lack confidence if the opposistion pull one back stand up and be strong Watford and believe in yourselves and that goes for the supporters!!
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.[/p][/quote]I agree it is his management in changing the team that is costing us big time!! why can we not just keep playing our game that got us in front in the first place? Of course teams are going to come back at you and you have to expect that but if you believe in the way you are playing you should still be able to hold out without putting 11 men behind the ball. Players appear to lack confidence if the opposistion pull one back stand up and be strong Watford and believe in yourselves and that goes for the supporters!! hornetwise

11:21am Tue 11 Feb 14

Harry's Bar says...

Feff wrote:
The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.
How about taking off a defender and bringing on a forward, would that stop the opposition attacking? You'd look a right charlie if that went wrong though. All very easy in hindsight.
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.[/p][/quote]How about taking off a defender and bringing on a forward, would that stop the opposition attacking? You'd look a right charlie if that went wrong though. All very easy in hindsight. Harry's Bar

11:32am Tue 11 Feb 14

Goldenboy1960 says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Feff wrote:
The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.
How about taking off a defender and bringing on a forward, would that stop the opposition attacking? You'd look a right charlie if that went wrong though. All very easy in hindsight.
It's a case of balance. The fact is that if we take a forward off and bring on a defender, they can leave one less defender back and get their full backs over/under lapping. That has spelt danger in the last 3 away games where all the opposition have scored late on, especially at Forest when we just gave them the impetus..
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.[/p][/quote]How about taking off a defender and bringing on a forward, would that stop the opposition attacking? You'd look a right charlie if that went wrong though. All very easy in hindsight.[/p][/quote]It's a case of balance. The fact is that if we take a forward off and bring on a defender, they can leave one less defender back and get their full backs over/under lapping. That has spelt danger in the last 3 away games where all the opposition have scored late on, especially at Forest when we just gave them the impetus.. Goldenboy1960

11:35am Tue 11 Feb 14

Boosey says...

Beppe has steadied the boat and still we have people moaning.
I agree with Harry.
Beppe has steadied the boat and still we have people moaning. I agree with Harry. Boosey

11:37am Tue 11 Feb 14

LondonOrn says...

Feff wrote:
The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.
Not quite sure I agree with this.

Sannino cant be blamed for the fact we let Leicester get there 1st a minute after going 2 up, that's the players and concentration levels

We then held the top side right till the end and looked comfortable enough but as he said a moment of experience would have seen Battochico kick it out, kill the clock with a sub etc

Forest away, bringing Abdi on at the point he did made sense, Abdi then got his injury and the shape changed due to this, then we collapsed

Man City...you tell me any other side that would be 2-0 up there and not try and preserve the lead

Personally I think Sannino's tactics have been spot on since he arrived and given a full season with him I think we can be up there next year
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.[/p][/quote]Not quite sure I agree with this. Sannino cant be blamed for the fact we let Leicester get there 1st a minute after going 2 up, that's the players and concentration levels We then held the top side right till the end and looked comfortable enough but as he said a moment of experience would have seen Battochico kick it out, kill the clock with a sub etc Forest away, bringing Abdi on at the point he did made sense, Abdi then got his injury and the shape changed due to this, then we collapsed Man City...you tell me any other side that would be 2-0 up there and not try and preserve the lead Personally I think Sannino's tactics have been spot on since he arrived and given a full season with him I think we can be up there next year LondonOrn

11:45am Tue 11 Feb 14

hornetwise says...

LondonOrn wrote:
Feff wrote:
The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.
Not quite sure I agree with this.

Sannino cant be blamed for the fact we let Leicester get there 1st a minute after going 2 up, that's the players and concentration levels

We then held the top side right till the end and looked comfortable enough but as he said a moment of experience would have seen Battochico kick it out, kill the clock with a sub etc

Forest away, bringing Abdi on at the point he did made sense, Abdi then got his injury and the shape changed due to this, then we collapsed

Man City...you tell me any other side that would be 2-0 up there and not try and preserve the lead

Personally I think Sannino's tactics have been spot on since he arrived and given a full season with him I think we can be up there next year
Do you really think that Sannino is going to be here next season.... he will be gone by the summer after keeping us up and finishing mid table!. A job well done but he will not be enough for the pozzo family..........anot
her change when we need stability for a couple of seasons !!!
[quote][p][bold]LondonOrn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.[/p][/quote]Not quite sure I agree with this. Sannino cant be blamed for the fact we let Leicester get there 1st a minute after going 2 up, that's the players and concentration levels We then held the top side right till the end and looked comfortable enough but as he said a moment of experience would have seen Battochico kick it out, kill the clock with a sub etc Forest away, bringing Abdi on at the point he did made sense, Abdi then got his injury and the shape changed due to this, then we collapsed Man City...you tell me any other side that would be 2-0 up there and not try and preserve the lead Personally I think Sannino's tactics have been spot on since he arrived and given a full season with him I think we can be up there next year[/p][/quote]Do you really think that Sannino is going to be here next season.... he will be gone by the summer after keeping us up and finishing mid table!. A job well done but he will not be enough for the pozzo family..........anot her change when we need stability for a couple of seasons !!! hornetwise

11:46am Tue 11 Feb 14

jimbowfc says...

It must be difficult for our team to talk with each other as Beppe wants, when hardly any of them speak the same language ;-)
It must be difficult for our team to talk with each other as Beppe wants, when hardly any of them speak the same language ;-) jimbowfc

11:49am Tue 11 Feb 14

Anunemus says...

Just contacted the ticket office to see if they'd refund the remaining matches of my season ticket considering our season is over.

They talked me out of it, saying that if I cancel it now I won't be able to get my season ticket at renewal prices for next year, and that I'd have to join the season ticket waiting list for the 2014/15 season...
Just contacted the ticket office to see if they'd refund the remaining matches of my season ticket considering our season is over. They talked me out of it, saying that if I cancel it now I won't be able to get my season ticket at renewal prices for next year, and that I'd have to join the season ticket waiting list for the 2014/15 season... Anunemus

11:51am Tue 11 Feb 14

matey_from_brighton says...

jimbowfc wrote:
It must be difficult for our team to talk with each other as Beppe wants, when hardly any of them speak the same language ;-)
I would think that most of them speak English - certainly all the new loan signings do and most probably all the ones that joined last season do by now. Of course until Beppe himself speaks English it is not ideal.
[quote][p][bold]jimbowfc[/bold] wrote: It must be difficult for our team to talk with each other as Beppe wants, when hardly any of them speak the same language ;-)[/p][/quote]I would think that most of them speak English - certainly all the new loan signings do and most probably all the ones that joined last season do by now. Of course until Beppe himself speaks English it is not ideal. matey_from_brighton

12:09pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Big Cliff was King says...

Feff wrote:
The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.
As I have pointed out in a previous post we have a manager who is fresh off the boat clutching his Italian football coaching manual which clearly states that you defend 1 and certainly 2 goal leads by defending in your own area.
He has not yet read the WFC manual that says that we cannot and never could do such a thing.
One point a game until the end of the season is all that is required.
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.[/p][/quote]As I have pointed out in a previous post we have a manager who is fresh off the boat clutching his Italian football coaching manual which clearly states that you defend 1 and certainly 2 goal leads by defending in your own area. He has not yet read the WFC manual that says that we cannot and never could do such a thing. One point a game until the end of the season is all that is required. Big Cliff was King

12:15pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Kismet110 says...

I like Sannino, so far more positives then negatives and maybe he has a point about CB not doing the 'right' thing by kicking it out and forcing a break.

But a little saddened to see he takes none of the blame himself. OK, Man City is a slightly different case, they have some world class players and only a shocking clanger let them get the win.

But Forest and Leicester are not in the same bracket. In fact, you could argue that we all have fairly similar squads when it comes to quality & potential.

In both these games we let them back into the game by signalling our intent very clearly.

It's not rocket science; whilst you have an attacking presence the opposition is forced to have players back so they don't get caught on the counter but when that threat is diminshed or non-existent even the goalkeeper can be half way up the pitch.

I hope he has learnt from these three away games because having to score 3 or 4 goals every game just to get a point or 3 is not easy.
I like Sannino, so far more positives then negatives and maybe he has a point about CB not doing the 'right' thing by kicking it out and forcing a break. But a little saddened to see he takes none of the blame himself. OK, Man City is a slightly different case, they have some world class players and only a shocking clanger let them get the win. But Forest and Leicester are not in the same bracket. In fact, you could argue that we all have fairly similar squads when it comes to quality & potential. In both these games we let them back into the game by signalling our intent very clearly. It's not rocket science; whilst you have an attacking presence the opposition is forced to have players back so they don't get caught on the counter but when that threat is diminshed or non-existent even the goalkeeper can be half way up the pitch. I hope he has learnt from these three away games because having to score 3 or 4 goals every game just to get a point or 3 is not easy. Kismet110

12:24pm Tue 11 Feb 14

holtonian says...

I was a huge admirer of Zola and alaways will be, but Beppe has done brilliantly. We are far more secure at the back and yet still play nice football.
Its not as pleasing to the eye as when Gianfranco reigned but its working.
My main concern is Troy is overworking and he should be subbed more often if not he will burn himself out by end of the season. But we are limited with target men or front man. I believe we can make the play offs, but the only way to do this is to play with a regular 11. ( Injury Allowing)
I was a huge admirer of Zola and alaways will be, but Beppe has done brilliantly. We are far more secure at the back and yet still play nice football. Its not as pleasing to the eye as when Gianfranco reigned but its working. My main concern is Troy is overworking and he should be subbed more often if not he will burn himself out by end of the season. But we are limited with target men or front man. I believe we can make the play offs, but the only way to do this is to play with a regular 11. ( Injury Allowing) holtonian

12:24pm Tue 11 Feb 14

hornetwise says...

jimbowfc wrote:
It must be difficult for our team to talk with each other as Beppe wants, when hardly any of them speak the same language ;-)
blackboard with markers needs no talking!!!! lame excuse
[quote][p][bold]jimbowfc[/bold] wrote: It must be difficult for our team to talk with each other as Beppe wants, when hardly any of them speak the same language ;-)[/p][/quote]blackboard with markers needs no talking!!!! lame excuse hornetwise

12:28pm Tue 11 Feb 14

hornetwise says...

holtonian wrote:
I was a huge admirer of Zola and alaways will be, but Beppe has done brilliantly. We are far more secure at the back and yet still play nice football.
Its not as pleasing to the eye as when Gianfranco reigned but its working.
My main concern is Troy is overworking and he should be subbed more often if not he will burn himself out by end of the season. But we are limited with target men or front man. I believe we can make the play offs, but the only way to do this is to play with a regular 11. ( Injury Allowing)
It just proves that when players do not play regularly they do not keep their fitness up to scratch. We have signed too many loan players who are taking an age to get match fit. Why loan these players if they are not able to come straight into the team(unless of course they get injured when they first play)
Troy does need a strong fit forward to help him out not sre we have one :( should have kept Acuna!!!
[quote][p][bold]holtonian[/bold] wrote: I was a huge admirer of Zola and alaways will be, but Beppe has done brilliantly. We are far more secure at the back and yet still play nice football. Its not as pleasing to the eye as when Gianfranco reigned but its working. My main concern is Troy is overworking and he should be subbed more often if not he will burn himself out by end of the season. But we are limited with target men or front man. I believe we can make the play offs, but the only way to do this is to play with a regular 11. ( Injury Allowing)[/p][/quote]It just proves that when players do not play regularly they do not keep their fitness up to scratch. We have signed too many loan players who are taking an age to get match fit. Why loan these players if they are not able to come straight into the team(unless of course they get injured when they first play) Troy does need a strong fit forward to help him out not sre we have one :( should have kept Acuna!!! hornetwise

12:28pm Tue 11 Feb 14

DJ11WFC says...

Last season everyone was moaning that Zola's team couldn't defend and kept giving goals within the last minutes because he didn't bring on a defender...this yr we are still giving goals away but the manger is bringing on a defender!! Can't win!
Last season everyone was moaning that Zola's team couldn't defend and kept giving goals within the last minutes because he didn't bring on a defender...this yr we are still giving goals away but the manger is bringing on a defender!! Can't win! DJ11WFC

1:34pm Tue 11 Feb 14

StotfoldHornet says...

Whatever substitutions are made.... the players also need to take resposibility for giving away so many late goals

The main frustration for me is, the amount of players that either signed or are loaned to other teams, play straight away and make an immediate impact.... our loanees/signings seem to need a month or more to either get fit or get used to the English game.... I just think we will always be playing catch up
Whatever substitutions are made.... the players also need to take resposibility for giving away so many late goals The main frustration for me is, the amount of players that either signed or are loaned to other teams, play straight away and make an immediate impact.... our loanees/signings seem to need a month or more to either get fit or get used to the English game.... I just think we will always be playing catch up StotfoldHornet

2:17pm Tue 11 Feb 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

LondonOrn wrote:
Feff wrote: The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.
Not quite sure I agree with this. Sannino cant be blamed for the fact we let Leicester get there 1st a minute after going 2 up, that's the players and concentration levels We then held the top side right till the end and looked comfortable enough but as he said a moment of experience would have seen Battochico kick it out, kill the clock with a sub etc Forest away, bringing Abdi on at the point he did made sense, Abdi then got his injury and the shape changed due to this, then we collapsed Man City...you tell me any other side that would be 2-0 up there and not try and preserve the lead Personally I think Sannino's tactics have been spot on since he arrived and given a full season with him I think we can be up there next year
Agree and disagree with your last line.

I don't think that Sannino's tactics have been spot on since he arrived - not to labour the point about attackers off and defenders on, but common sense would suggest that keeping to the same set up that got you to 2-0 (a) is already working, and (b) sends a message to the players that we're not looking to spend the last ten minutes just holding on.

However, I do agree that given a full season with him would see us up there next season. Whether or not he's given that opportunity is another question, but despite my comments above, I think that what he's done in a short space of time should be commended. The players seem to be a lot clearer about what they're being asked to do and we look, on the whole, a lot more solid than we did under Zola.

Fingers crossed that we give Birmingham a good hiding tonight
... although if we go two up, it'll be me that's hiding - behind the sofa!

I'll come back out when we bag a third.
[quote][p][bold]LondonOrn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.[/p][/quote]Not quite sure I agree with this. Sannino cant be blamed for the fact we let Leicester get there 1st a minute after going 2 up, that's the players and concentration levels We then held the top side right till the end and looked comfortable enough but as he said a moment of experience would have seen Battochico kick it out, kill the clock with a sub etc Forest away, bringing Abdi on at the point he did made sense, Abdi then got his injury and the shape changed due to this, then we collapsed Man City...you tell me any other side that would be 2-0 up there and not try and preserve the lead Personally I think Sannino's tactics have been spot on since he arrived and given a full season with him I think we can be up there next year[/p][/quote]Agree and disagree with your last line. I don't think that Sannino's tactics have been spot on since he arrived - not to labour the point about attackers off and defenders on, but common sense would suggest that keeping to the same set up that got you to 2-0 (a) is already working, and (b) sends a message to the players that we're not looking to spend the last ten minutes just holding on. However, I do agree that given a full season with him would see us up there next season. Whether or not he's given that opportunity is another question, but despite my comments above, I think that what he's done in a short space of time should be commended. The players seem to be a lot clearer about what they're being asked to do and we look, on the whole, a lot more solid than we did under Zola. Fingers crossed that we give Birmingham a good hiding tonight ... although if we go two up, it'll be me that's hiding - behind the sofa! I'll come back out when we bag a third. JohnnyBarnes

2:44pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Travelling Hornet says...

Anunemus wrote:
Just contacted the ticket office to see if they'd refund the remaining matches of my season ticket considering our season is over.

They talked me out of it, saying that if I cancel it now I won't be able to get my season ticket at renewal prices for next year, and that I'd have to join the season ticket waiting list for the 2014/15 season...
Why don't you just take the letters NEMU out of your name.
Be more fitting.
[quote][p][bold]Anunemus[/bold] wrote: Just contacted the ticket office to see if they'd refund the remaining matches of my season ticket considering our season is over. They talked me out of it, saying that if I cancel it now I won't be able to get my season ticket at renewal prices for next year, and that I'd have to join the season ticket waiting list for the 2014/15 season...[/p][/quote]Why don't you just take the letters NEMU out of your name. Be more fitting. Travelling Hornet

3:08pm Tue 11 Feb 14

miked2006 says...

Feff wrote:
The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.
Rubbish, he took off a striker but moved Anya further forward, so they had to be wary of his pace in behind. It also meant that Hall, who many wanted to start, could defend against their lumps into the box. Great tactic. The problem was that Battochio tried to hit it downfield and out instead of just kicking it off, and the team not closing down Drinkwater enough when he was clearly going to shoot. Tiny things which are easily rectified. We clearly have a lot to be Pozzotive about however. Bring on Birmingham.
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.[/p][/quote]Rubbish, he took off a striker but moved Anya further forward, so they had to be wary of his pace in behind. It also meant that Hall, who many wanted to start, could defend against their lumps into the box. Great tactic. The problem was that Battochio tried to hit it downfield and out instead of just kicking it off, and the team not closing down Drinkwater enough when he was clearly going to shoot. Tiny things which are easily rectified. We clearly have a lot to be Pozzotive about however. Bring on Birmingham. miked2006

3:20pm Tue 11 Feb 14

reggieb says...

Sannino: played 8, points 10, points per game 1.25
Zola: played 20, points 25, points per game 1.25
One is doing a great job, one was doing a crap job!
Sannino: played 8, points 10, points per game 1.25 Zola: played 20, points 25, points per game 1.25 One is doing a great job, one was doing a crap job! reggieb

3:30pm Tue 11 Feb 14

StotfoldHornet says...

miked2006 wrote:
Feff wrote:
The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.
Rubbish, he took off a striker but moved Anya further forward, so they had to be wary of his pace in behind. It also meant that Hall, who many wanted to start, could defend against their lumps into the box. Great tactic. The problem was that Battochio tried to hit it downfield and out instead of just kicking it off, and the team not closing down Drinkwater enough when he was clearly going to shoot. Tiny things which are easily rectified. We clearly have a lot to be Pozzotive about however. Bring on Birmingham.
Agree - comes back to my point that the players also need to take some resposibility for losing goals so late on
[quote][p][bold]miked2006[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.[/p][/quote]Rubbish, he took off a striker but moved Anya further forward, so they had to be wary of his pace in behind. It also meant that Hall, who many wanted to start, could defend against their lumps into the box. Great tactic. The problem was that Battochio tried to hit it downfield and out instead of just kicking it off, and the team not closing down Drinkwater enough when he was clearly going to shoot. Tiny things which are easily rectified. We clearly have a lot to be Pozzotive about however. Bring on Birmingham.[/p][/quote]Agree - comes back to my point that the players also need to take some resposibility for losing goals so late on StotfoldHornet

4:04pm Tue 11 Feb 14

the jesterwestport says...

Has tozler Merkel ballerin not made immediate impacts? Too many here looking at half empty pint glasses rather than its your round next!! Have not ruled out a sniff at play offs, 3 points tonite plz
Has tozler Merkel ballerin not made immediate impacts? Too many here looking at half empty pint glasses rather than its your round next!! Have not ruled out a sniff at play offs, 3 points tonite plz the jesterwestport

4:12pm Tue 11 Feb 14

endean2 says...

watched Derby do it with ease last night, its not rocket science, mind you they
had Eustace and Forsyth in their team so that helped a lot.
PLEASE three points tonite guys
watched Derby do it with ease last night, its not rocket science, mind you they had Eustace and Forsyth in their team so that helped a lot. PLEASE three points tonite guys endean2

4:26pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Hornet Cornet says...

We really really need a good performance and 3 points tonight. Nothing less will do.
We really really need a good performance and 3 points tonight. Nothing less will do. Hornet Cornet

5:22pm Tue 11 Feb 14

neilhorn says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Feff wrote:
The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.
How about taking off a defender and bringing on a forward, would that stop the opposition attacking? You'd look a right charlie if that went wrong though. All very easy in hindsight.
agreed , if he hadn't made the subs and the equaliser had gone in, you'd be saying 'why didnt he bring on a defender?'

too easy afterwards
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: The reason we lose 2-0 leads is because Sannino takes off an attacker about ten minutes before the end, brings on a defender, and thereby invites the opposition to attack. He has done it three times now. Will he never learn? Don't blame Battacchio, blame yourself, Sannino.[/p][/quote]How about taking off a defender and bringing on a forward, would that stop the opposition attacking? You'd look a right charlie if that went wrong though. All very easy in hindsight.[/p][/quote]agreed , if he hadn't made the subs and the equaliser had gone in, you'd be saying 'why didnt he bring on a defender?' too easy afterwards neilhorn

5:57pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Hornankey says...

Boosey wrote:
Beppe has steadied the boat and still we have people moaning.
I agree with Harry.
The only proof is in the results.............
.can't recall too many wins.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: Beppe has steadied the boat and still we have people moaning. I agree with Harry.[/p][/quote]The only proof is in the results............. .can't recall too many wins. Hornankey

6:21pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Watford 7 Saints 1 says...

Travelling Hornet wrote:
Anunemus wrote:
Just contacted the ticket office to see if they'd refund the remaining matches of my season ticket considering our season is over.

They talked me out of it, saying that if I cancel it now I won't be able to get my season ticket at renewal prices for next year, and that I'd have to join the season ticket waiting list for the 2014/15 season...
Why don't you just take the letters NEMU out of your name.
Be more fitting.
Spot on TH, very politely put ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anunemus[/bold] wrote: Just contacted the ticket office to see if they'd refund the remaining matches of my season ticket considering our season is over. They talked me out of it, saying that if I cancel it now I won't be able to get my season ticket at renewal prices for next year, and that I'd have to join the season ticket waiting list for the 2014/15 season...[/p][/quote]Why don't you just take the letters NEMU out of your name. Be more fitting.[/p][/quote]Spot on TH, very politely put ;-) Watford 7 Saints 1

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