Vote for Watford's man-of-the-match against Blackpool

Watford Observer: The Hornets players celebrate one of Mathias Ranegie's goals. Picture: Action Images The Hornets players celebrate one of Mathias Ranegie's goals. Picture: Action Images

There were a number of impressive performances by the Watford players yesterday but who was your man-of-the-match from the 4-0 win over Blackpoool?

The two strikers who got the goals - Troy Deeney and Mathias Ranegie - have been shortlisted by ourselves following their brace apiece.

We've also nominated Ikechi Anya and Daniel Tozser following their eye-catching but perhaps you feel another player deserves the accolade? If so, you can tell us by voting below.

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10:27am Sun 2 Mar 14

Bush Hornet says...

Done it again WO. Managed to miss an obvious candidate from the short list.
Angella: back to his best. Never put a foot wrong
Done it again WO. Managed to miss an obvious candidate from the short list. Angella: back to his best. Never put a foot wrong Bush Hornet
  • Score: 15

10:33am Sun 2 Mar 14

hornet88 says...

Angella was good, although wasn't really tested much. I thought battochio had a great game yesterday. His energy was great and he grabbed a couple of assists. Definitely his best performance since he came back into the side.
Angella was good, although wasn't really tested much. I thought battochio had a great game yesterday. His energy was great and he grabbed a couple of assists. Definitely his best performance since he came back into the side. hornet88
  • Score: 11

10:50am Sun 2 Mar 14

Banjo says...

hornet88 wrote:
Angella was good, although wasn't really tested much. I thought battochio had a great game yesterday. His energy was great and he grabbed a couple of assists. Definitely his best performance since he came back into the side.
I agree with this one and what Bush Hornet said but if I absolutely had to pick one player it is Tozser. He just did everything I expect from a defensive midfielder. He's contributing things we have been lacking since Hogg left. Yesterday as the later phase of the game was upon us I struggled to pick any player that I would have substituted, in my opinion the starting 11 all gave a fantastic team and individual performance.
[quote][p][bold]hornet88[/bold] wrote: Angella was good, although wasn't really tested much. I thought battochio had a great game yesterday. His energy was great and he grabbed a couple of assists. Definitely his best performance since he came back into the side.[/p][/quote]I agree with this one and what Bush Hornet said but if I absolutely had to pick one player it is Tozser. He just did everything I expect from a defensive midfielder. He's contributing things we have been lacking since Hogg left. Yesterday as the later phase of the game was upon us I struggled to pick any player that I would have substituted, in my opinion the starting 11 all gave a fantastic team and individual performance. Banjo
  • Score: 12

10:52am Sun 2 Mar 14

Summer breeze says...

Voted for Ranegie (Angella was solid) but a shout out for Sean Murray who is improving so much.
Voted for Ranegie (Angella was solid) but a shout out for Sean Murray who is improving so much. Summer breeze
  • Score: 7

10:52am Sun 2 Mar 14

Banjo says...

another great thing about Tozser is that anyone that keeps McGugan from wasting set pieces is a massive bonus for the team.
hopefully he'll be gone in the summer if he cannot improve.
another great thing about Tozser is that anyone that keeps McGugan from wasting set pieces is a massive bonus for the team. hopefully he'll be gone in the summer if he cannot improve. Banjo
  • Score: -2

10:58am Sun 2 Mar 14

mellow yellow says...

Banjo wrote:
another great thing about Tozser is that anyone that keeps McGugan from wasting set pieces is a massive bonus for the team.
hopefully he'll be gone in the summer if he cannot improve.
We now have someone who can deliver pin point corners with some menace, and possibly another person apart from angella who can dosomething with them. At last we have a set piece threat, like the old days, and not just an occasional great free kick amidst a sea of total sh1te.
[quote][p][bold]Banjo[/bold] wrote: another great thing about Tozser is that anyone that keeps McGugan from wasting set pieces is a massive bonus for the team. hopefully he'll be gone in the summer if he cannot improve.[/p][/quote]We now have someone who can deliver pin point corners with some menace, and possibly another person apart from angella who can dosomething with them. At last we have a set piece threat, like the old days, and not just an occasional great free kick amidst a sea of total sh1te. mellow yellow
  • Score: 14

11:51am Sun 2 Mar 14

Drewoneone says...

Voted for Tozser. He has added an extra dimension to the team and hardly ever misplaces a pass. Set piece deliveries are superb. As the Rookery were singing yesterday "sign him up, sign him up, sign him up!!!"
Voted for Tozser. He has added an extra dimension to the team and hardly ever misplaces a pass. Set piece deliveries are superb. As the Rookery were singing yesterday "sign him up, sign him up, sign him up!!!" Drewoneone
  • Score: 16

1:08pm Sun 2 Mar 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Banjo wrote:
another great thing about Tozser is that anyone that keeps McGugan from wasting set pieces is a massive bonus for the team.
hopefully he'll be gone in the summer if he cannot improve.
Yes, Lewis taking free kicks does have that the ball is going out of play for a goal kick feel.
[quote][p][bold]Banjo[/bold] wrote: another great thing about Tozser is that anyone that keeps McGugan from wasting set pieces is a massive bonus for the team. hopefully he'll be gone in the summer if he cannot improve.[/p][/quote]Yes, Lewis taking free kicks does have that the ball is going out of play for a goal kick feel. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 1

2:17pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Stoney77 says...

mellow yellow wrote:
Banjo wrote:
another great thing about Tozser is that anyone that keeps McGugan from wasting set pieces is a massive bonus for the team.
hopefully he'll be gone in the summer if he cannot improve.
We now have someone who can deliver pin point corners with some menace, and possibly another person apart from angella who can dosomething with them. At last we have a set piece threat, like the old days, and not just an occasional great free kick amidst a sea of total sh1te.
Two big IF's but if we sign Tozser and if Abdi recovers, well that's a pretty handy midfield duo then add one from Murray, Batto, Merkel or McG.
We may also need a tough tackling no nonsense hard man to add into the mix for games against the more physical sides but anyway it's certainly a midfield that floats my boat.
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Banjo[/bold] wrote: another great thing about Tozser is that anyone that keeps McGugan from wasting set pieces is a massive bonus for the team. hopefully he'll be gone in the summer if he cannot improve.[/p][/quote]We now have someone who can deliver pin point corners with some menace, and possibly another person apart from angella who can dosomething with them. At last we have a set piece threat, like the old days, and not just an occasional great free kick amidst a sea of total sh1te.[/p][/quote]Two big IF's but if we sign Tozser and if Abdi recovers, well that's a pretty handy midfield duo then add one from Murray, Batto, Merkel or McG. We may also need a tough tackling no nonsense hard man to add into the mix for games against the more physical sides but anyway it's certainly a midfield that floats my boat. Stoney77
  • Score: 3

3:34pm Sun 2 Mar 14

andyhooked says...

Solid defence but for me it was Troy. Ran his socks off and good to have my first look and Ranegie, whom I think could fit in well. An all round good performance but wish that we had pressed harder for a 5th or a 6th goal. Goal difference may be an extra point if we surprise everyone, including myself, if we scrape into the 6th place.
Solid defence but for me it was Troy. Ran his socks off and good to have my first look and Ranegie, whom I think could fit in well. An all round good performance but wish that we had pressed harder for a 5th or a 6th goal. Goal difference may be an extra point if we surprise everyone, including myself, if we scrape into the 6th place. andyhooked
  • Score: 5

3:57pm Sun 2 Mar 14

VOReason says...

Troy or renegade master for me
Love tozser however he got caught in possession 3 times, thought it wasn't his best game ...

As good as angella and cassetti were you can't vote for a defender against such average opposition

I don't get Murray but it's all about opinions I suppose
Troy or renegade master for me Love tozser however he got caught in possession 3 times, thought it wasn't his best game ... As good as angella and cassetti were you can't vote for a defender against such average opposition I don't get Murray but it's all about opinions I suppose VOReason
  • Score: 1

4:22pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Harry's Bar says...

hornet88 wrote:
Angella was good, although wasn't really tested much. I thought battochio had a great game yesterday. His energy was great and he grabbed a couple of assists. Definitely his best performance since he came back into the side.
We all see the game differently. Yes, lots of energy and a couple of assists but Battocchio mis-placed so many passes I couldn't agree that he had a great game. For me there's still an issue with the two creative midfield positions, maybe not yesterday, but in away games we're too lightweight there.
[quote][p][bold]hornet88[/bold] wrote: Angella was good, although wasn't really tested much. I thought battochio had a great game yesterday. His energy was great and he grabbed a couple of assists. Definitely his best performance since he came back into the side.[/p][/quote]We all see the game differently. Yes, lots of energy and a couple of assists but Battocchio mis-placed so many passes I couldn't agree that he had a great game. For me there's still an issue with the two creative midfield positions, maybe not yesterday, but in away games we're too lightweight there. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 5

7:59pm Sun 2 Mar 14

WessexLad says...

andyhooked wrote:
Solid defence but for me it was Troy. Ran his socks off and good to have my first look and Ranegie, whom I think could fit in well. An all round good performance but wish that we had pressed harder for a 5th or a 6th goal. Goal difference may be an extra point if we surprise everyone, including myself, if we scrape into the 6th place.
Whilst it may be good practice to secure possession before moving forward, here was a defence that was there for the taking. Too often the wing backs in acres of space were ignored, then when they did get the ball they played it short instead of raining crosses into Renegie and Troy. Ten wouldn't have flattered us.
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: Solid defence but for me it was Troy. Ran his socks off and good to have my first look and Ranegie, whom I think could fit in well. An all round good performance but wish that we had pressed harder for a 5th or a 6th goal. Goal difference may be an extra point if we surprise everyone, including myself, if we scrape into the 6th place.[/p][/quote]Whilst it may be good practice to secure possession before moving forward, here was a defence that was there for the taking. Too often the wing backs in acres of space were ignored, then when they did get the ball they played it short instead of raining crosses into Renegie and Troy. Ten wouldn't have flattered us. WessexLad
  • Score: 3

9:07pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Lord Carson says...

Batts run his socks off but yet again gave the ball away needlessly too often. Tozser was quality but for me, Cassetti and Angella were solid and in complete control and outstanding. Yes, Blackpool offered little going forward, but a lot of that was down to these 2 being right on top of their game.. A little word for Manny Almunia too, his professionalism was exceptional. With long periods with nothing to do, he constantly jogged, stretched and kept on his toes and made one good save early in the 2nd half which lesser keepers may have struggled with due to lack of concentration. Onwards and upwards!!!
Batts run his socks off but yet again gave the ball away needlessly too often. Tozser was quality but for me, Cassetti and Angella were solid and in complete control and outstanding. Yes, Blackpool offered little going forward, but a lot of that was down to these 2 being right on top of their game.. A little word for Manny Almunia too, his professionalism was exceptional. With long periods with nothing to do, he constantly jogged, stretched and kept on his toes and made one good save early in the 2nd half which lesser keepers may have struggled with due to lack of concentration. Onwards and upwards!!! Lord Carson
  • Score: 1

10:55pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Roger Joslyn says...

Why can't the Wobbly put up all the players that came onto the field - would then be more interesting to see. For me Ranegie was MOM. Added something we haven't had since Vydra - a distraction for Troy. We need two players that are banging in goals in the top 5 or 6 in the league. Look at Burnley.
Why can't the Wobbly put up all the players that came onto the field - would then be more interesting to see. For me Ranegie was MOM. Added something we haven't had since Vydra - a distraction for Troy. We need two players that are banging in goals in the top 5 or 6 in the league. Look at Burnley. Roger Joslyn
  • Score: 2

7:45am Mon 3 Mar 14

rayman01 says...

Roger Joslyn wrote:
Why can't the Wobbly put up all the players that came onto the field - would then be more interesting to see. For me Ranegie was MOM. Added something we haven't had since Vydra - a distraction for Troy. We need two players that are banging in goals in the top 5 or 6 in the league. Look at Burnley.
Agree with all the above but Murray matched Battachio in the energy stakes and this in turn made it easier for Tozser in midfield. Everyone did a great job in first half. Pudil is another who deserves a mention and Anya also made a difference. Luv the Horns!
[quote][p][bold]Roger Joslyn[/bold] wrote: Why can't the Wobbly put up all the players that came onto the field - would then be more interesting to see. For me Ranegie was MOM. Added something we haven't had since Vydra - a distraction for Troy. We need two players that are banging in goals in the top 5 or 6 in the league. Look at Burnley.[/p][/quote]Agree with all the above but Murray matched Battachio in the energy stakes and this in turn made it easier for Tozser in midfield. Everyone did a great job in first half. Pudil is another who deserves a mention and Anya also made a difference. Luv the Horns! rayman01
  • Score: 1

9:48am Mon 3 Mar 14

buckler says...

I could have looked good against that pile of junk! Worst team played by a mile this season..
I could have looked good against that pile of junk! Worst team played by a mile this season.. buckler
  • Score: 1

10:03am Mon 3 Mar 14

Kismet110 says...

I love Anya (don't we all?) but honestly, if you're going to put him amongst the picks for MotM then why not ALL of the rest of the team?

Got past his player on a few occasions but then made a complete hash of the delivery. And on numerous other occasions instead of running at a backing off defender he stopped and passed sideways?

Been a more muted, less effective player recently, maybe that Scotland call up is a jinx?

Back on subject. Toszer for me, can't say Angella because he had little to do but a big reason for that was the work done in front of him.

Deeney and Ranegie ran their socks off, great to see two strong, fired up strikers causing mayhem for the opposition!

Battochio did have a better game as it went on, for a chunk of the time he lost posession and made wayward passes. Still prefer Merkel in with Toszer also as slowly he is getting up to speed and showing his quality.

If only Watford could play like this away from home...
I love Anya (don't we all?) but honestly, if you're going to put him amongst the picks for MotM then why not ALL of the rest of the team? Got past his player on a few occasions but then made a complete hash of the delivery. And on numerous other occasions instead of running at a backing off defender he stopped and passed sideways? Been a more muted, less effective player recently, maybe that Scotland call up is a jinx? Back on subject. Toszer for me, can't say Angella because he had little to do but a big reason for that was the work done in front of him. Deeney and Ranegie ran their socks off, great to see two strong, fired up strikers causing mayhem for the opposition! Battochio did have a better game as it went on, for a chunk of the time he lost posession and made wayward passes. Still prefer Merkel in with Toszer also as slowly he is getting up to speed and showing his quality. If only Watford could play like this away from home... Kismet110
  • Score: 2

1:08pm Mon 3 Mar 14

DavidM says...

buckler wrote:
I could have looked good against that pile of junk! Worst team played by a mile this season..
I agree. No complaints about our players , but they were truly awful.
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: I could have looked good against that pile of junk! Worst team played by a mile this season..[/p][/quote]I agree. No complaints about our players , but they were truly awful. DavidM
  • Score: 1

4:44pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Nick El Greco says...

Only one mention for Murray in a week that also saw him announced as Ireland's U21 player of the year. He was great in the 1st half and if Almunia is going to get praise for jogging about and stretching then Murray certainly deserves more than one mention in this thread. so here it is
Only one mention for Murray in a week that also saw him announced as Ireland's U21 player of the year. He was great in the 1st half and if Almunia is going to get praise for jogging about and stretching then Murray certainly deserves more than one mention in this thread. so here it is Nick El Greco
  • Score: 2

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