Watford beat Ipswich Town to close to within five points of Championship's top six

Watford Observer: Gabriele Angella celebrates his goal with a fan. Picture: Action Images Gabriele Angella celebrates his goal with a fan. Picture: Action Images

Watford kept alive their hopes of a late play-off charge with a 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town to move within five points off sixth spot with a game in hand.

After yesterday’s favourable results, the Hornets knew what they had to do and goals from Albert Riera, Gabriele Angella and Lewis McGugan keeps Beppe Sannino’s side in with a chance of making sixth heading to Queens Park Rangers on Monday.

Chances were at a premium in the first half but Watford led at the break thanks to a moment of class from Riera, receiving the ball on the left and cutting inside before curling home a fine right-footed finish from the edge of the penalty area.

However, the visitors were level within five minutes of the start of the second half when Anthony Wordsworth got in front of Angella to stab home Frank Nouble’s cross from the right.

After Manuel Almunia had superbly tipped a Luke Hyam header onto the bar, Watford won the game with two goals in the space of three minutes.

First Angella capitalised on some poor marking to head home a Daniel Tozser free-kick and then the Hungarian turned supplier again, his attempted cut back falling nicely for McGugan to sweep home.

Sannino made just the one change to the team that was pegged back at the death to a 2-2 draw by Millwall a week ago with Mathias Ranegie returning in place of the injured Ikechi Anya.

Ipswich came into the game seven points ahead of their opponents and seeking a third successive victory following the 2-1 victory over Doncaster Rovers. Boss Mick McCarthy opted to make three changes with Aaron Cresswell, Wordsworth and Nouble coming in for Stephen Hunt, Tyrone Mings, who both dropped to the bench, and Paul Anderson.

The game got off to a relatively even start with Troy Deeney having the first shot of the afternoon blocked in the fourth minute.

Daryl Murphy had the visitors’ first effort three minutes later, turning inside the penalty area before hitting a low left-footed strike that Almunia was always behind.

The Tractor Boys had the better of the opening ten minutes in terms of possession and territory but they could have been caught out when the Hornets broke on the counter, Riera setting Davide Faraoni away and he in turn tried to slip in Ranegie but the threat was ended by two fine defensive challenges from Cresswell.

Almunia had to be alert to repel a Jonny Williams snap-shot at the other end but the game continued to simmer, without catching light until the 21st minute when the Hornets took the lead in fine fashion.

Riera received the ball in the opposition half and initially it looked like he might slip in McGugan on the overlap but with two Tractor Boys defenders backing off, the Spaniard came inside and curled a fine right-footed finish past Dean Gerken from the edge of the area to make it 1-0.

Boosted by that goal, the home side began to take control of proceedings but they had to wait until the 35th minute for their next opportunity when Deeney held off Luke Chambers before feeding McGugan on the left, he swung over a dangerous cross which Cresswell managed to knock behind with Ranegie lurking at the far post.

Almen Abdi also swung over a good ball from the right just before the interval but McGugan’s return from the opposite flank was less impressive as the Hornets ended the opening half a goal to the good.

The visitors hadn’t threatened Almunia’s goal too much in the opening period but they had a chance within 50 seconds of the restart when they attacked down the right and the ball was worked into Nouble, who twisted before firing a rising drive wide of the near post.

The hosts responded with another counter-attacking opportunity after a Murphy shot had been blocked with Deeney coming inside before hitting a right-footed shot from the edge of the area straight at Gerken.

But the Tractor Boys did level within five minutes of the resumption when, following a throw on the right, Nouble crossed towards the near post and Wordsworth got across the front of Angella to stab past Almunia from close range to make it 1-1.

The Hornets then needed a superb challenge from Joel Ekstrand to prevent Murphy having a shooting opportunity from the right side of the area after the Ipswich player had caught Angella in possession.

The Italian centre-half was not having a particularly happy time of it and he was booked for a petulant push on Williams. Soon after though, the Hornets needed a superb save and a slice of good fortune to remain level when Williams swung over a cross from the right and Hyam met it with a bullet header which Alumina brilliantly tipped onto the underside of the bar and the ball bounced down the right side of the line from Watford’s perspective.

It was a valuable save in any event but it’s worth was underlined in the 62nd minute when the Hornets retook the lead.

The hosts were awarded a free-kick midway inside the Ipswich half when Deeney was fouled, Daniel Tozser swept the set-piece into the area where the Tractor Boys’ abject marking was seized on by Angella who nodded down and inside Gerken’s left-hand post to make it 2-1.

And Ipswich barely had time to regroup before they found themselves right up against it as Watford scored a third three minutes later.

Tozser was again the creator, darting between two defenders on the right side of the area before cutting the ball back, it was blocked but the ball sat up perfectly for McGugan to sweep his tenth league goal of the season across Gerken and into the far corner.

The Hornets had a decent opportunity to try and net a fourth in the 70th minute when they were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area but Tozser’s effort struck the wall and after the ball rebounded clear, McGugan was booked for an ill-timed sliding challenge on Cole Skuse.

Watford’s tails were up and McGugan came inside off the left and curled a shot wide of the far post from the edge of the area before both sides opted to make their first change in the 80th minute, Cristian Battocchio coming on for Abdi while Paul Green replaced Wordsworth.

Deeney then showed tenacity to chase down a long ball downfield and harass Christophe Berra into conceding possession before battling away to open up a shooting opportunity only to see his effort charged down.

After Tozser had been booked for a foul on Williams, there was a raft of substitutions. Daniel Pudil and Sean Murray came on for Riera and McGugan, while Stephen Hunt and Paul Taylor replaced Hyam and Williams.

Hunt did try an ambitious lob as the game entered five minutes of stoppage time which dropped onto the roof of Almunia’s net and that was the same outcome for a Murray shot from the edge of the area after a Battocchio effort had been blocked.

But Watford were celebrating at the end after extending their remarkable record against the Tractor Boys to just one defeat in 19 matches in all competitions as the song ‘Keeping The Dream Alive’ rang out around Vicarage Road.

Watford: Almunia; Hoban, Ekstrand, Angella; Faraoni, Abdi (Battocchio 80), Tozser, McGugan (Murray 84), Riera (Pudil 83); Deeney, Ranegie. Not used: Bond, Belkalem, Merkel, Doyley.

Ipswich Town: Gerken; Chambers, Berra, Smith, Cresswell; Skuse; Hyam (Hunt 84), Wordsworth (Green 80); Williams (Taylor 84); Murphy, Nouble. Not used: Crowe, Mings, Richardson, Marriott.

Bookings: Angella for a foul on Williams (59); McGugan for a foul on Skuse (70); Tozser for a foul on Williams (83).

Attendance: 16,615 (2,046 away).

Referee: Gary Sutton.

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5:21pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Emmer Green Hornet says...

Seeing this playoff bs is why I dread getting a win these days. IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!
Seeing this playoff bs is why I dread getting a win these days. IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!! Emmer Green Hornet
  • Score: -64

5:40pm Sat 19 Apr 14

sammyboy567 says...

Emmer Green Hornet wrote:
Seeing this playoff bs is why I dread getting a win these days. IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!
I have to agree, I can be optimistic at the best of times... but guys come on we are Watford Fans meaning we support one of the most unreliable football teams about ! Still doesn't stop me seeing them every week ! COYH !
[quote][p][bold]Emmer Green Hornet[/bold] wrote: Seeing this playoff bs is why I dread getting a win these days. IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!![/p][/quote]I have to agree, I can be optimistic at the best of times... but guys come on we are Watford Fans meaning we support one of the most unreliable football teams about ! Still doesn't stop me seeing them every week ! COYH ! sammyboy567
  • Score: -54

5:51pm Sat 19 Apr 14

hop124 says...

If and its a BIG if... we manage to beat QPR and Derby then the chance is there but I cant see it playing away from home. Its been a good finish just annoyed at all those dropped points from winning positions.
If and its a BIG if... we manage to beat QPR and Derby then the chance is there but I cant see it playing away from home. Its been a good finish just annoyed at all those dropped points from winning positions. hop124
  • Score: 44

5:53pm Sat 19 Apr 14

The Rover says...

sammyboy567 wrote:
Emmer Green Hornet wrote:
Seeing this playoff bs is why I dread getting a win these days. IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!
I have to agree, I can be optimistic at the best of times... but guys come on we are Watford Fans meaning we support one of the most unreliable football teams about ! Still doesn't stop me seeing them every week ! COYH !
We win the game in hand and then we are only 2 points off the play offs. Of course it can be done.
[quote][p][bold]sammyboy567[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Emmer Green Hornet[/bold] wrote: Seeing this playoff bs is why I dread getting a win these days. IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!![/p][/quote]I have to agree, I can be optimistic at the best of times... but guys come on we are Watford Fans meaning we support one of the most unreliable football teams about ! Still doesn't stop me seeing them every week ! COYH ![/p][/quote]We win the game in hand and then we are only 2 points off the play offs. Of course it can be done. The Rover
  • Score: 41

5:54pm Sat 19 Apr 14

gloryhornet4 says...

I could not give a fig about the play offs, until after wins against QPR Derby & Charlton.

Then I will revisit my views if we are the subject of Sky Cams on the final day.
I could not give a fig about the play offs, until after wins against QPR Derby & Charlton. Then I will revisit my views if we are the subject of Sky Cams on the final day. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 18

5:57pm Sat 19 Apr 14

AMP4WFC says...

Seems like we´re getting a good rock-solid team put together. Responded very well today after the equaliser. Please sign ALL who have not signed yet.
Exciting times ahead in the nearest future and a interesting summer. COYH.
Seems like we´re getting a good rock-solid team put together. Responded very well today after the equaliser. Please sign ALL who have not signed yet. Exciting times ahead in the nearest future and a interesting summer. COYH. AMP4WFC
  • Score: 38

6:02pm Sat 19 Apr 14

tonyevans22 says...

Lewis McGugan was awesome today,MOTM and was involved in our play going forward..Nice to hear his name being chanted as he went off instead of the negativity aimed towards him..well done lads,top result..Fantastic save again at 1-1 from Almunia.
Lewis McGugan was awesome today,MOTM and was involved in our play going forward..Nice to hear his name being chanted as he went off instead of the negativity aimed towards him..well done lads,top result..Fantastic save again at 1-1 from Almunia. tonyevans22
  • Score: 37

6:15pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Bringe says...

This time next week we will be in pole position for that sixth place. You heard it here first.
This time next week we will be in pole position for that sixth place. You heard it here first. Bringe
  • Score: 14

6:22pm Sat 19 Apr 14

peter10531089 says...

Mick mccarthys post match comments proves the man is class.
Please please please sign tocser
Mick mccarthys post match comments proves the man is class. Please please please sign tocser peter10531089
  • Score: 25

6:23pm Sat 19 Apr 14

peter10531089 says...

Tozser even!
Tozser even! peter10531089
  • Score: 22

6:25pm Sat 19 Apr 14

JonBoy says...

Have to agree with another supporter who said to me "It's not the despair, I can take despair. It's the hope I can't stand"
Have to agree with another supporter who said to me "It's not the despair, I can take despair. It's the hope I can't stand" JonBoy
  • Score: 18

6:26pm Sat 19 Apr 14

femalehornet122 says...

We'll done lads, one of the best games this season, solid team performance. We have just been on the Ipswich site and what a travesty of a report. Got so fed up with willisma fallimd down for free kicks, Ipswitch report it as continual fouling! When do we get decent refs who see through these players? Hoban had a really good game, as well as the rest. Good to see hi fitting in the first team. Hopefully he will be part of the future. Pleasing to have all players doing well. If we can keep the players who were so solid today we have the nucleus for a team to threaten next year. COYH
We'll done lads, one of the best games this season, solid team performance. We have just been on the Ipswich site and what a travesty of a report. Got so fed up with willisma fallimd down for free kicks, Ipswitch report it as continual fouling! When do we get decent refs who see through these players? Hoban had a really good game, as well as the rest. Good to see hi fitting in the first team. Hopefully he will be part of the future. Pleasing to have all players doing well. If we can keep the players who were so solid today we have the nucleus for a team to threaten next year. COYH femalehornet122
  • Score: 11

6:35pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Emmer Green Hornet says...

Bringe wrote:
This time next week we will be in pole position for that sixth place. You heard it here first.
And the week after we will let in an injury time goal to end all play-off hope...
[quote][p][bold]Bringe[/bold] wrote: This time next week we will be in pole position for that sixth place. You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]And the week after we will let in an injury time goal to end all play-off hope... Emmer Green Hornet
  • Score: -28

6:41pm Sat 19 Apr 14

grahamwfc says...

Can't wait to see which 5 players the WO list for MOM. Wouldn't want yo have to decide which 6 to leave out. Ekstrand best game this season, tommy H on a cigar in second half against Nouble. The Tazer is pure class. 50 yd pass to DF who then stands and holds on to if before Tazer runs over takes the ball into the box and it's 3-1 Lewis. Riera shows touches of class, wouldn't mind seeing if he or Pudil can play right wing back as love to see both in the team. Another immense performance from Troy, game of two halves for Ranegie who had a shocking first but looked a lot better in the second. Not sure he is the answer, but only fit forward other than TD.
Thought Manu cud have done better with challenge for their first, but his save onto the bar was a game changer. Fingers crossed Almen is ok, clearly signalled that he needed to come off and didn't look happy.
THIS IS STILL ON.
Can't wait to see which 5 players the WO list for MOM. Wouldn't want yo have to decide which 6 to leave out. Ekstrand best game this season, tommy H on a cigar in second half against Nouble. The Tazer is pure class. 50 yd pass to DF who then stands and holds on to if before Tazer runs over takes the ball into the box and it's 3-1 Lewis. Riera shows touches of class, wouldn't mind seeing if he or Pudil can play right wing back as love to see both in the team. Another immense performance from Troy, game of two halves for Ranegie who had a shocking first but looked a lot better in the second. Not sure he is the answer, but only fit forward other than TD. Thought Manu cud have done better with challenge for their first, but his save onto the bar was a game changer. Fingers crossed Almen is ok, clearly signalled that he needed to come off and didn't look happy. THIS IS STILL ON. grahamwfc
  • Score: 13

7:05pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Andrew1963 says...

I thought Hoban was excellent against their 35, who looked a good player.
I thought Hoban was excellent against their 35, who looked a good player. Andrew1963
  • Score: 11

7:07pm Sat 19 Apr 14

demerit says...

Emmer Green Hornet wrote:
Bringe wrote:
This time next week we will be in pole position for that sixth place. You heard it here first.
And the week after we will let in an injury time goal to end all play-off hope...
Right that's it. Your off my barbeque invite list.
[quote][p][bold]Emmer Green Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bringe[/bold] wrote: This time next week we will be in pole position for that sixth place. You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]And the week after we will let in an injury time goal to end all play-off hope...[/p][/quote]Right that's it. Your off my barbeque invite list. demerit
  • Score: 10

8:08pm Sat 19 Apr 14

There was only one Scully says...

grahamwfc wrote:
Can't wait to see which 5 players the WO list for MOM. Wouldn't want yo have to decide which 6 to leave out. Ekstrand best game this season, tommy H on a cigar in second half against Nouble. The Tazer is pure class. 50 yd pass to DF who then stands and holds on to if before Tazer runs over takes the ball into the box and it's 3-1 Lewis. Riera shows touches of class, wouldn't mind seeing if he or Pudil can play right wing back as love to see both in the team. Another immense performance from Troy, game of two halves for Ranegie who had a shocking first but looked a lot better in the second. Not sure he is the answer, but only fit forward other than TD.
Thought Manu cud have done better with challenge for their first, but his save onto the bar was a game changer. Fingers crossed Almen is ok, clearly signalled that he needed to come off and didn't look happy.
THIS IS STILL ON.
Lewis Mc for me. 1 you seem to have not noticed!
[quote][p][bold]grahamwfc[/bold] wrote: Can't wait to see which 5 players the WO list for MOM. Wouldn't want yo have to decide which 6 to leave out. Ekstrand best game this season, tommy H on a cigar in second half against Nouble. The Tazer is pure class. 50 yd pass to DF who then stands and holds on to if before Tazer runs over takes the ball into the box and it's 3-1 Lewis. Riera shows touches of class, wouldn't mind seeing if he or Pudil can play right wing back as love to see both in the team. Another immense performance from Troy, game of two halves for Ranegie who had a shocking first but looked a lot better in the second. Not sure he is the answer, but only fit forward other than TD. Thought Manu cud have done better with challenge for their first, but his save onto the bar was a game changer. Fingers crossed Almen is ok, clearly signalled that he needed to come off and didn't look happy. THIS IS STILL ON.[/p][/quote]Lewis Mc for me. 1 you seem to have not noticed! There was only one Scully
  • Score: 2

8:09pm Sat 19 Apr 14

There was only one Scully says...

Lewis Mc for me, involved and scored of course.
Lewis Mc for me, involved and scored of course. There was only one Scully
  • Score: 2

8:11pm Sat 19 Apr 14

SuperHorns says...

Absolutely agree, you cant say either way until the last day of the season, until all the results from not just our games but we have to accept its out of our hands IF those from 6th to our position go on to win them all.
Support the boys and believe...and it just might happen..

Dont forget the Championship is like an Earthquake, its a crazy league and shakes a lot of teams and is as unpredictable as one.
Absolutely agree, you cant say either way until the last day of the season, until all the results from not just our games but we have to accept its out of our hands IF those from 6th to our position go on to win them all. Support the boys and believe...and it just might happen.. Dont forget the Championship is like an Earthquake, its a crazy league and shakes a lot of teams and is as unpredictable as one. SuperHorns
  • Score: 6

8:24pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Man from Pinner says...

If there was an award for most improved player I believe Faraoni would be a contender.
Strong today and looked comfortable on the ball.
Good all round team performance; lets hope most of those that played today stay with us.
If there was an award for most improved player I believe Faraoni would be a contender. Strong today and looked comfortable on the ball. Good all round team performance; lets hope most of those that played today stay with us. Man from Pinner
  • Score: 17

8:40pm Sat 19 Apr 14

younghornet says...

Tommie Hoban top class just shows even with all this foreign talent our academy is still churning out quality players
Tommie Hoban top class just shows even with all this foreign talent our academy is still churning out quality players younghornet
  • Score: 27

8:59pm Sat 19 Apr 14

grahamwfc says...

There was only one Scully wrote:
Lewis Mc for me, involved and scored of course.
Scully, unlike some on here I'm a big Lewis fan but I didn't think today was a great game by his standards. I think a good few were ahead of him today but I like him in the side as like Fessi he can turn games with a bit of quality.
[quote][p][bold]There was only one Scully[/bold] wrote: Lewis Mc for me, involved and scored of course.[/p][/quote]Scully, unlike some on here I'm a big Lewis fan but I didn't think today was a great game by his standards. I think a good few were ahead of him today but I like him in the side as like Fessi he can turn games with a bit of quality. grahamwfc
  • Score: 10

9:09pm Sat 19 Apr 14

1234566789 says...

Enjoyed today more than any other game - decent atmosphere, good spirit from the team shown through desire to win, a fairly entertaining match and a good win.

But, can anyone explain to me why we played Angella on the left and Hoban on the right? Meant we had to play inside all the time rather than knock it down the line and nearly caught us out on a couple of occasions.
Enjoyed today more than any other game - decent atmosphere, good spirit from the team shown through desire to win, a fairly entertaining match and a good win. But, can anyone explain to me why we played Angella on the left and Hoban on the right? Meant we had to play inside all the time rather than knock it down the line and nearly caught us out on a couple of occasions. 1234566789
  • Score: 4

9:23pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Hornet Cornet says...

If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -36

9:33pm Sat 19 Apr 14

abbotshornet says...

tonyevans22 wrote:
Lewis McGugan was awesome today,MOTM and was involved in our play going forward..Nice to hear his name being chanted as he went off instead of the negativity aimed towards him..well done lads,top result..Fantastic save again at 1-1 from Almunia.
Riera looked very classy today, sign him up, and Hoban was excellent too. COYH's
[quote][p][bold]tonyevans22[/bold] wrote: Lewis McGugan was awesome today,MOTM and was involved in our play going forward..Nice to hear his name being chanted as he went off instead of the negativity aimed towards him..well done lads,top result..Fantastic save again at 1-1 from Almunia.[/p][/quote]Riera looked very classy today, sign him up, and Hoban was excellent too. COYH's abbotshornet
  • Score: 11

9:45pm Sat 19 Apr 14

GarstonHorn says...

All these negative comments make me laugh. What's the point in being a watford fan if you dont think we can go up from here.
All these negative comments make me laugh. What's the point in being a watford fan if you dont think we can go up from here. GarstonHorn
  • Score: 22

10:15pm Sat 19 Apr 14

VOReason says...

tonyevans22 wrote:
Lewis McGugan was awesome today,MOTM and was involved in our play going forward..Nice to hear his name being chanted as he went off instead of the negativity aimed towards him..well done lads,top result..Fantastic save again at 1-1 from Almunia.
I thought he was a greedy lazy **** as usual!!!!
[quote][p][bold]tonyevans22[/bold] wrote: Lewis McGugan was awesome today,MOTM and was involved in our play going forward..Nice to hear his name being chanted as he went off instead of the negativity aimed towards him..well done lads,top result..Fantastic save again at 1-1 from Almunia.[/p][/quote]I thought he was a greedy lazy **** as usual!!!! VOReason
  • Score: -33

10:30pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Mooneyman says...

A good result against a decent team. When Ipswich came out for the 2nd half fired up and then equalised I feared the worst, but the lads knocked the ball about nicely and scored two good goals. Angella, Tommie, Toszer, Abdi, McGugan, Faraoni, Deeney, Riera..... all looked good and worked well together. Ranegie looked out of his depth and had little impact IMO. Mathmatically the PO's are possible, but we'd need to play out of our skin and hope other results go our way, unlikely. I hope Bepe is looking closely at the squad ready for a real challenge next season. Who will we sign, who will we loan out or release? Toszer would be a great signing. And holding onto Deeney is a must. Fingers crossed. COYH ;)
A good result against a decent team. When Ipswich came out for the 2nd half fired up and then equalised I feared the worst, but the lads knocked the ball about nicely and scored two good goals. Angella, Tommie, Toszer, Abdi, McGugan, Faraoni, Deeney, Riera..... all looked good and worked well together. Ranegie looked out of his depth and had little impact IMO. Mathmatically the PO's are possible, but we'd need to play out of our skin and hope other results go our way, unlikely. I hope Bepe is looking closely at the squad ready for a real challenge next season. Who will we sign, who will we loan out or release? Toszer would be a great signing. And holding onto Deeney is a must. Fingers crossed. COYH ;) Mooneyman
  • Score: 9

11:04pm Sat 19 Apr 14

matey_from_brighton says...

VOReason wrote:
tonyevans22 wrote:
Lewis McGugan was awesome today,MOTM and was involved in our play going forward..Nice to hear his name being chanted as he went off instead of the negativity aimed towards him..well done lads,top result..Fantastic save again at 1-1 from Almunia.
I thought he was a greedy lazy **** as usual!!!!
scored one, took a booking for the team when Ipswich were breaking from a poor free kick which he let Tozser take instead of himself - not all greedy and lazy then. 10 goals for the season as well - seems some people will never rate him.

..then again John Barnes never won player of the season - didn't chase back enough apparently.
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonyevans22[/bold] wrote: Lewis McGugan was awesome today,MOTM and was involved in our play going forward..Nice to hear his name being chanted as he went off instead of the negativity aimed towards him..well done lads,top result..Fantastic save again at 1-1 from Almunia.[/p][/quote]I thought he was a greedy lazy **** as usual!!!![/p][/quote]scored one, took a booking for the team when Ipswich were breaking from a poor free kick which he let Tozser take instead of himself - not all greedy and lazy then. 10 goals for the season as well - seems some people will never rate him. ..then again John Barnes never won player of the season - didn't chase back enough apparently. matey_from_brighton
  • Score: 23

11:36pm Sat 19 Apr 14

rogeruk says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
Your judgement? Egomaniac and narcissistic.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]Your judgement? Egomaniac and narcissistic. rogeruk
  • Score: 9

11:57pm Sat 19 Apr 14

JohnnyHornet says...

1234566789 wrote:
Enjoyed today more than any other game - decent atmosphere, good spirit from the team shown through desire to win, a fairly entertaining match and a good win.

But, can anyone explain to me why we played Angella on the left and Hoban on the right? Meant we had to play inside all the time rather than knock it down the line and nearly caught us out on a couple of occasions.
Who cares, we won against a good team, great atmosphere and more over a great team performance from all.
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: Enjoyed today more than any other game - decent atmosphere, good spirit from the team shown through desire to win, a fairly entertaining match and a good win. But, can anyone explain to me why we played Angella on the left and Hoban on the right? Meant we had to play inside all the time rather than knock it down the line and nearly caught us out on a couple of occasions.[/p][/quote]Who cares, we won against a good team, great atmosphere and more over a great team performance from all. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 4

12:06am Sun 20 Apr 14

Hornet Cornet says...

rogeruk wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
Your judgement? Egomaniac and narcissistic.
Good to see you back my old friend. Sometimes you just find a kindred spirit, someone that shares an idealism with you, someone who has the mental ability to converse on a higher plane, someone that the world will look up to and think 'blimey, he's a fine upstanding fellow'.

Unfortunately for you, you are not that type of spirit. You are more like Doctor, out of Doctor and the Medics. He was a spirit in the sky. I like to slap my thigh. You're a really strange guy. Many would like to swat you like a fly.

Ta ta

HC
[quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]Your judgement? Egomaniac and narcissistic.[/p][/quote]Good to see you back my old friend. Sometimes you just find a kindred spirit, someone that shares an idealism with you, someone who has the mental ability to converse on a higher plane, someone that the world will look up to and think 'blimey, he's a fine upstanding fellow'. Unfortunately for you, you are not that type of spirit. You are more like Doctor, out of Doctor and the Medics. He was a spirit in the sky. I like to slap my thigh. You're a really strange guy. Many would like to swat you like a fly. Ta ta HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -13

5:37am Sun 20 Apr 14

29April1975WasBottom says...

I've never been so optimistic coming out of the Vic as I was today. Of course we have a chance of promotion this year though it's slim I agree. But the way we managed the game today after going 3-1 up made me realize if we don't do it this year we surely will next. Keeping Troy will help certainly but there were such good signs today. Hoban's performance today was particularly pleasing.
I've never been so optimistic coming out of the Vic as I was today. Of course we have a chance of promotion this year though it's slim I agree. But the way we managed the game today after going 3-1 up made me realize if we don't do it this year we surely will next. Keeping Troy will help certainly but there were such good signs today. Hoban's performance today was particularly pleasing. 29April1975WasBottom
  • Score: 9

5:52am Sun 20 Apr 14

northofwatfordpete says...

Makes the recent dropped points even harder to bare. Should be comfortably in a play off spot.
Makes the recent dropped points even harder to bare. Should be comfortably in a play off spot. northofwatfordpete
  • Score: 7

9:18am Sun 20 Apr 14

lockerbiehornet says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
WTF Do you think you are??? Quote...' To those who dared to question my judgement'

As I think I've said before, you really are a very large strap on HC, aren't you?

I'm sure if you post your address on here, there are those who'd love to come round and ' Quote.. 'Dare to question your judgement'

M-U-G
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]WTF Do you think you are??? Quote...' To those who dared to question my judgement' As I think I've said before, you really are a very large strap on HC, aren't you? I'm sure if you post your address on here, there are those who'd love to come round and ' Quote.. 'Dare to question your judgement' M-U-G lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 15

10:01am Sun 20 Apr 14

allgood says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
You should be made manager after the board caves in to your demands for Beppe to be sacked after we lose 2 in a row.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]You should be made manager after the board caves in to your demands for Beppe to be sacked after we lose 2 in a row. allgood
  • Score: 8

11:29am Sun 20 Apr 14

Harry's Bar says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
WTF Do you think you are??? Quote...' To those who dared to question my judgement'

As I think I've said before, you really are a very large strap on HC, aren't you?

I'm sure if you post your address on here, there are those who'd love to come round and ' Quote.. 'Dare to question your judgement'

M-U-G
I don't think he was being completely serious, I hope not.

Felt a strong sense of optimism for next season today. If we can add pace up front, sign Toszer and Riera and get a settled defence I see a bright future.
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]WTF Do you think you are??? Quote...' To those who dared to question my judgement' As I think I've said before, you really are a very large strap on HC, aren't you? I'm sure if you post your address on here, there are those who'd love to come round and ' Quote.. 'Dare to question your judgement' M-U-G[/p][/quote]I don't think he was being completely serious, I hope not. Felt a strong sense of optimism for next season today. If we can add pace up front, sign Toszer and Riera and get a settled defence I see a bright future. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 0

12:03pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Hornet Cornet says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
WTF Do you think you are??? Quote...' To those who dared to question my judgement'

As I think I've said before, you really are a very large strap on HC, aren't you?

I'm sure if you post your address on here, there are those who'd love to come round and ' Quote.. 'Dare to question your judgement'

M-U-G
Feeling a bit gullible again are we?
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]WTF Do you think you are??? Quote...' To those who dared to question my judgement' As I think I've said before, you really are a very large strap on HC, aren't you? I'm sure if you post your address on here, there are those who'd love to come round and ' Quote.. 'Dare to question your judgement' M-U-G[/p][/quote]Feeling a bit gullible again are we? Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -5

12:05pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Hornet Cornet says...

allgood wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
You should be made manager after the board caves in to your demands for Beppe to be sacked after we lose 2 in a row.
Get serious man. A loss and a draw and that's it. Do some people not understand irony and sarcasm. And superior wit? Really.....
[quote][p][bold]allgood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]You should be made manager after the board caves in to your demands for Beppe to be sacked after we lose 2 in a row.[/p][/quote]Get serious man. A loss and a draw and that's it. Do some people not understand irony and sarcasm. And superior wit? Really..... Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -4

12:54pm Sun 20 Apr 14

pete50 says...

Toszer and Riera signings main priority now.
Toszer and Riera signings main priority now. pete50
  • Score: 1

1:59pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Cuetip says...

GarstonHorn wrote:
All these negative comments make me laugh. What's the point in being a watford fan if you dont think we can go up from here.
Right on. The dream of being in the play offs is on. Exciting times. Great team performance against a good side.
[quote][p][bold]GarstonHorn[/bold] wrote: All these negative comments make me laugh. What's the point in being a watford fan if you dont think we can go up from here.[/p][/quote]Right on. The dream of being in the play offs is on. Exciting times. Great team performance against a good side. Cuetip
  • Score: 1

2:34pm Sun 20 Apr 14

BryantheOrn says...

Emmer Green Hornet wrote:
Bringe wrote:
This time next week we will be in pole position for that sixth place. You heard it here first.
And the week after we will let in an injury time goal to end all play-off hope...
As you know whats gonna happen, why do you bother/?
[quote][p][bold]Emmer Green Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bringe[/bold] wrote: This time next week we will be in pole position for that sixth place. You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]And the week after we will let in an injury time goal to end all play-off hope...[/p][/quote]As you know whats gonna happen, why do you bother/? BryantheOrn
  • Score: 0

3:16pm Sun 20 Apr 14

rogeruk says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
rogeruk wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
Your judgement? Egomaniac and narcissistic.
Good to see you back my old friend. Sometimes you just find a kindred spirit, someone that shares an idealism with you, someone who has the mental ability to converse on a higher plane, someone that the world will look up to and think 'blimey, he's a fine upstanding fellow'.

Unfortunately for you, you are not that type of spirit. You are more like Doctor, out of Doctor and the Medics. He was a spirit in the sky. I like to slap my thigh. You're a really strange guy. Many would like to swat you like a fly.

Ta ta

HC
HC your comment about Zola is complete narcissism, you claim credit for only you and Demerit saying get rid Zola and quick, this is dishonest but that doesn't bother you and most people including me have rumbled you.

Your desire to be a Sage and abound in self glory says lot about you!

As you know I really don't mind being criticized its 'water off a ducks back' to me, when criticized I hit back, I am a libertarian people should have massive freedoms with responsibility.

What really gets my goat are people who are false, dishonest and sly you know the type who are false and dishonest and will stick a knife in your back as soon as someone turns around, You have been exposed!
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]Your judgement? Egomaniac and narcissistic.[/p][/quote]Good to see you back my old friend. Sometimes you just find a kindred spirit, someone that shares an idealism with you, someone who has the mental ability to converse on a higher plane, someone that the world will look up to and think 'blimey, he's a fine upstanding fellow'. Unfortunately for you, you are not that type of spirit. You are more like Doctor, out of Doctor and the Medics. He was a spirit in the sky. I like to slap my thigh. You're a really strange guy. Many would like to swat you like a fly. Ta ta HC[/p][/quote]HC your comment about Zola is complete narcissism, you claim credit for only you and Demerit saying get rid Zola and quick, this is dishonest but that doesn't bother you and most people including me have rumbled you. Your desire to be a Sage and abound in self glory says lot about you! As you know I really don't mind being criticized its 'water off a ducks back' to me, when criticized I hit back, I am a libertarian people should have massive freedoms with responsibility. What really gets my goat are people who are false, dishonest and sly you know the type who are false and dishonest and will stick a knife in your back as soon as someone turns around, You have been exposed! rogeruk
  • Score: -1

3:45pm Sun 20 Apr 14

harrowboy says...

tonyevans22 wrote:
Lewis McGugan was awesome today,MOTM and was involved in our play going forward..Nice to hear his name being chanted as he went off instead of the negativity aimed towards him..well done lads,top result..Fantastic save again at 1-1 from Almunia.
I must have been watching a different game! One of his better days but certainly not MOM imho
[quote][p][bold]tonyevans22[/bold] wrote: Lewis McGugan was awesome today,MOTM and was involved in our play going forward..Nice to hear his name being chanted as he went off instead of the negativity aimed towards him..well done lads,top result..Fantastic save again at 1-1 from Almunia.[/p][/quote]I must have been watching a different game! One of his better days but certainly not MOM imho harrowboy
  • Score: 2

3:57pm Sun 20 Apr 14

harrowboy says...

1234566789 wrote:
Enjoyed today more than any other game - decent atmosphere, good spirit from the team shown through desire to win, a fairly entertaining match and a good win.

But, can anyone explain to me why we played Angella on the left and Hoban on the right? Meant we had to play inside all the time rather than knock it down the line and nearly caught us out on a couple of occasions.
Assume it was so Ekstrand played in Cassetti's position in the middle where he was not so exposed. Thought all three at the back had reasonable games but all were prone to the occasional error.

Agree this was a good game. MOM for me was Tozser by a mile. Also good to see Abdi get 80 more minutes under his belt.
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: Enjoyed today more than any other game - decent atmosphere, good spirit from the team shown through desire to win, a fairly entertaining match and a good win. But, can anyone explain to me why we played Angella on the left and Hoban on the right? Meant we had to play inside all the time rather than knock it down the line and nearly caught us out on a couple of occasions.[/p][/quote]Assume it was so Ekstrand played in Cassetti's position in the middle where he was not so exposed. Thought all three at the back had reasonable games but all were prone to the occasional error. Agree this was a good game. MOM for me was Tozser by a mile. Also good to see Abdi get 80 more minutes under his belt. harrowboy
  • Score: 1

4:26pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Boosey says...

At last, McGugan putting some effort in and played quite well but needs to improve on decision making.
Hoban is sheer class and although a very good win yesterday I actually thought we could have stepped up a gear, hope luck is with us and we sneak into 6th place on the last day.
At last, McGugan putting some effort in and played quite well but needs to improve on decision making. Hoban is sheer class and although a very good win yesterday I actually thought we could have stepped up a gear, hope luck is with us and we sneak into 6th place on the last day. Boosey
  • Score: 0

4:28pm Sun 20 Apr 14

neil-bs says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that.
I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season.
Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF.
I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same.
Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra
iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that. I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season. Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF. I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same. Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not. neil-bs
  • Score: 0

5:09pm Sun 20 Apr 14

1234566789 says...

harrowboy wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
Enjoyed today more than any other game - decent atmosphere, good spirit from the team shown through desire to win, a fairly entertaining match and a good win.

But, can anyone explain to me why we played Angella on the left and Hoban on the right? Meant we had to play inside all the time rather than knock it down the line and nearly caught us out on a couple of occasions.
Assume it was so Ekstrand played in Cassetti's position in the middle where he was not so exposed. Thought all three at the back had reasonable games but all were prone to the occasional error.

Agree this was a good game. MOM for me was Tozser by a mile. Also good to see Abdi get 80 more minutes under his belt.
I mean why not Hoban on the left and Angella on the right (considering Hoban is left footed and Angella right). Agreed that all 3 were decent but their placement did nearly catch us out a couple of times - Hoban giving the ball away first half which should have ended up with a penalty if the ref have been looking and Angella getting closed down allowing them a 1-on-1 early in the 2nd.
[quote][p][bold]harrowboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: Enjoyed today more than any other game - decent atmosphere, good spirit from the team shown through desire to win, a fairly entertaining match and a good win. But, can anyone explain to me why we played Angella on the left and Hoban on the right? Meant we had to play inside all the time rather than knock it down the line and nearly caught us out on a couple of occasions.[/p][/quote]Assume it was so Ekstrand played in Cassetti's position in the middle where he was not so exposed. Thought all three at the back had reasonable games but all were prone to the occasional error. Agree this was a good game. MOM for me was Tozser by a mile. Also good to see Abdi get 80 more minutes under his belt.[/p][/quote]I mean why not Hoban on the left and Angella on the right (considering Hoban is left footed and Angella right). Agreed that all 3 were decent but their placement did nearly catch us out a couple of times - Hoban giving the ball away first half which should have ended up with a penalty if the ref have been looking and Angella getting closed down allowing them a 1-on-1 early in the 2nd. 1234566789
  • Score: 2

5:14pm Sun 20 Apr 14

SAHornet says...

neil-bs wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that.
I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season.
Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF.
I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same.
Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra

iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.
"I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same."

NEIL, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL,YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT WE WILL NOT DO PRECISELY WHAT LEICESTER DID, NAMELY, STRENGTHEN IN THE SUMMER AND WIN PROMOTION NEXT SEASON. NOBODY'S SAYING WE WILL WALK-IT BUT THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE SHOULDN'T GET THERE. WHILST I TOO AM A REALIST, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE CAN DO IT NEXT SEASON.
[quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that. I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season. Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF. I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same. Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.[/p][/quote]"I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same." NEIL, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL,YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT WE WILL NOT DO PRECISELY WHAT LEICESTER DID, NAMELY, STRENGTHEN IN THE SUMMER AND WIN PROMOTION NEXT SEASON. NOBODY'S SAYING WE WILL WALK-IT BUT THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE SHOULDN'T GET THERE. WHILST I TOO AM A REALIST, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE CAN DO IT NEXT SEASON. SAHornet
  • Score: 3

5:36pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Harry's Bar says...

neil-bs wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that.
I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season.
Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF.
I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same.
Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra

iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.
There will be a resurrection followed by an ascension....to a heavenly place.
[quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that. I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season. Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF. I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same. Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.[/p][/quote]There will be a resurrection followed by an ascension....to a heavenly place. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 0

6:46pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Hornet Cornet says...

rogeruk wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
rogeruk wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
Your judgement? Egomaniac and narcissistic.
Good to see you back my old friend. Sometimes you just find a kindred spirit, someone that shares an idealism with you, someone who has the mental ability to converse on a higher plane, someone that the world will look up to and think 'blimey, he's a fine upstanding fellow'.

Unfortunately for you, you are not that type of spirit. You are more like Doctor, out of Doctor and the Medics. He was a spirit in the sky. I like to slap my thigh. You're a really strange guy. Many would like to swat you like a fly.

Ta ta

HC
HC your comment about Zola is complete narcissism, you claim credit for only you and Demerit saying get rid Zola and quick, this is dishonest but that doesn't bother you and most people including me have rumbled you.

Your desire to be a Sage and abound in self glory says lot about you!

As you know I really don't mind being criticized its 'water off a ducks back' to me, when criticized I hit back, I am a libertarian people should have massive freedoms with responsibility.

What really gets my goat are people who are false, dishonest and sly you know the type who are false and dishonest and will stick a knife in your back as soon as someone turns around, You have been exposed!
All 1mm of you was exposed in cassiobury park. Allegedly.
[quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]Your judgement? Egomaniac and narcissistic.[/p][/quote]Good to see you back my old friend. Sometimes you just find a kindred spirit, someone that shares an idealism with you, someone who has the mental ability to converse on a higher plane, someone that the world will look up to and think 'blimey, he's a fine upstanding fellow'. Unfortunately for you, you are not that type of spirit. You are more like Doctor, out of Doctor and the Medics. He was a spirit in the sky. I like to slap my thigh. You're a really strange guy. Many would like to swat you like a fly. Ta ta HC[/p][/quote]HC your comment about Zola is complete narcissism, you claim credit for only you and Demerit saying get rid Zola and quick, this is dishonest but that doesn't bother you and most people including me have rumbled you. Your desire to be a Sage and abound in self glory says lot about you! As you know I really don't mind being criticized its 'water off a ducks back' to me, when criticized I hit back, I am a libertarian people should have massive freedoms with responsibility. What really gets my goat are people who are false, dishonest and sly you know the type who are false and dishonest and will stick a knife in your back as soon as someone turns around, You have been exposed![/p][/quote]All 1mm of you was exposed in cassiobury park. Allegedly. Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 0

6:53pm Sun 20 Apr 14

KeithMercer says...

neil-bs wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that.
I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season.
Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF.
I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same.
Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra

iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.
I feel dizzy reading that load o rubbish ! talk about going round in circles, you could of cut that waffle down to one paragraph, it would of still been waffle but at least we would all saved ourselves a few minutes,
[quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that. I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season. Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF. I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same. Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.[/p][/quote]I feel dizzy reading that load o rubbish ! talk about going round in circles, you could of cut that waffle down to one paragraph, it would of still been waffle but at least we would all saved ourselves a few minutes, KeithMercer
  • Score: 2

7:40pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Neil-bs. Do you like typing lots?
Neil-bs. Do you like typing lots? Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 1

9:41pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Hornet Cornet says...

SAHornet wrote:
neil-bs wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that.
I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season.
Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF.
I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same.
Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra


iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.
"I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same."

NEIL, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL,YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT WE WILL NOT DO PRECISELY WHAT LEICESTER DID, NAMELY, STRENGTHEN IN THE SUMMER AND WIN PROMOTION NEXT SEASON. NOBODY'S SAYING WE WILL WALK-IT BUT THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE SHOULDN'T GET THERE. WHILST I TOO AM A REALIST, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE CAN DO IT NEXT SEASON.
Next season for me will be much better if we can keep the current squad together and not have a major influx of new players. Last summer I remember many many people (myself included) getting excited at the thought of so many players coming in. What many people missed is the fact that we lost players such as Vydra, Hogg, Chalobah (all good) and Briggs (not so good) which effectively ruined our midfield. Add to that the fact that Eustace went, and I wished he hadn't done, and we would have had a fantastic season this time around.

If we can keep the squad together, I predict 3rd-4th next season. Imagine if we got promoted this season and we ended up 4th in the prem next season!

HC
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that. I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season. Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF. I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same. Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.[/p][/quote]"I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same." NEIL, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL,YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT WE WILL NOT DO PRECISELY WHAT LEICESTER DID, NAMELY, STRENGTHEN IN THE SUMMER AND WIN PROMOTION NEXT SEASON. NOBODY'S SAYING WE WILL WALK-IT BUT THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE SHOULDN'T GET THERE. WHILST I TOO AM A REALIST, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE CAN DO IT NEXT SEASON.[/p][/quote]Next season for me will be much better if we can keep the current squad together and not have a major influx of new players. Last summer I remember many many people (myself included) getting excited at the thought of so many players coming in. What many people missed is the fact that we lost players such as Vydra, Hogg, Chalobah (all good) and Briggs (not so good) which effectively ruined our midfield. Add to that the fact that Eustace went, and I wished he hadn't done, and we would have had a fantastic season this time around. If we can keep the squad together, I predict 3rd-4th next season. Imagine if we got promoted this season and we ended up 4th in the prem next season! HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 1

8:02am Mon 21 Apr 14

rogeruk says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
neil-bs wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that.
I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season.
Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF.
I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same.
Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra



iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.
"I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same."

NEIL, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL,YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT WE WILL NOT DO PRECISELY WHAT LEICESTER DID, NAMELY, STRENGTHEN IN THE SUMMER AND WIN PROMOTION NEXT SEASON. NOBODY'S SAYING WE WILL WALK-IT BUT THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE SHOULDN'T GET THERE. WHILST I TOO AM A REALIST, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE CAN DO IT NEXT SEASON.
Next season for me will be much better if we can keep the current squad together and not have a major influx of new players. Last summer I remember many many people (myself included) getting excited at the thought of so many players coming in. What many people missed is the fact that we lost players such as Vydra, Hogg, Chalobah (all good) and Briggs (not so good) which effectively ruined our midfield. Add to that the fact that Eustace went, and I wished he hadn't done, and we would have had a fantastic season this time around.

If we can keep the squad together, I predict 3rd-4th next season. Imagine if we got promoted this season and we ended up 4th in the prem next season!

HC
Excellent post we need you back in the UK.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that. I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season. Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF. I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same. Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.[/p][/quote]"I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same." NEIL, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL,YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT WE WILL NOT DO PRECISELY WHAT LEICESTER DID, NAMELY, STRENGTHEN IN THE SUMMER AND WIN PROMOTION NEXT SEASON. NOBODY'S SAYING WE WILL WALK-IT BUT THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE SHOULDN'T GET THERE. WHILST I TOO AM A REALIST, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE CAN DO IT NEXT SEASON.[/p][/quote]Next season for me will be much better if we can keep the current squad together and not have a major influx of new players. Last summer I remember many many people (myself included) getting excited at the thought of so many players coming in. What many people missed is the fact that we lost players such as Vydra, Hogg, Chalobah (all good) and Briggs (not so good) which effectively ruined our midfield. Add to that the fact that Eustace went, and I wished he hadn't done, and we would have had a fantastic season this time around. If we can keep the squad together, I predict 3rd-4th next season. Imagine if we got promoted this season and we ended up 4th in the prem next season! HC[/p][/quote]Excellent post we need you back in the UK. rogeruk
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8:03am Mon 21 Apr 14

rogeruk says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
rogeruk wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
rogeruk wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
Your judgement? Egomaniac and narcissistic.
Good to see you back my old friend. Sometimes you just find a kindred spirit, someone that shares an idealism with you, someone who has the mental ability to converse on a higher plane, someone that the world will look up to and think 'blimey, he's a fine upstanding fellow'.

Unfortunately for you, you are not that type of spirit. You are more like Doctor, out of Doctor and the Medics. He was a spirit in the sky. I like to slap my thigh. You're a really strange guy. Many would like to swat you like a fly.

Ta ta

HC
HC your comment about Zola is complete narcissism, you claim credit for only you and Demerit saying get rid Zola and quick, this is dishonest but that doesn't bother you and most people including me have rumbled you.

Your desire to be a Sage and abound in self glory says lot about you!

As you know I really don't mind being criticized its 'water off a ducks back' to me, when criticized I hit back, I am a libertarian people should have massive freedoms with responsibility.

What really gets my goat are people who are false, dishonest and sly you know the type who are false and dishonest and will stick a knife in your back as soon as someone turns around, You have been exposed!
All 1mm of you was exposed in cassiobury park. Allegedly.
Section 28 for you ASAP.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]Your judgement? Egomaniac and narcissistic.[/p][/quote]Good to see you back my old friend. Sometimes you just find a kindred spirit, someone that shares an idealism with you, someone who has the mental ability to converse on a higher plane, someone that the world will look up to and think 'blimey, he's a fine upstanding fellow'. Unfortunately for you, you are not that type of spirit. You are more like Doctor, out of Doctor and the Medics. He was a spirit in the sky. I like to slap my thigh. You're a really strange guy. Many would like to swat you like a fly. Ta ta HC[/p][/quote]HC your comment about Zola is complete narcissism, you claim credit for only you and Demerit saying get rid Zola and quick, this is dishonest but that doesn't bother you and most people including me have rumbled you. Your desire to be a Sage and abound in self glory says lot about you! As you know I really don't mind being criticized its 'water off a ducks back' to me, when criticized I hit back, I am a libertarian people should have massive freedoms with responsibility. What really gets my goat are people who are false, dishonest and sly you know the type who are false and dishonest and will stick a knife in your back as soon as someone turns around, You have been exposed![/p][/quote]All 1mm of you was exposed in cassiobury park. Allegedly.[/p][/quote]Section 28 for you ASAP. rogeruk
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12:09pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Hornet Cornet says...

rogeruk wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
neil-bs wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that.
I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season.
Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF.
I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same.
Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra




iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.
"I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same."

NEIL, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL,YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT WE WILL NOT DO PRECISELY WHAT LEICESTER DID, NAMELY, STRENGTHEN IN THE SUMMER AND WIN PROMOTION NEXT SEASON. NOBODY'S SAYING WE WILL WALK-IT BUT THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE SHOULDN'T GET THERE. WHILST I TOO AM A REALIST, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE CAN DO IT NEXT SEASON.
Next season for me will be much better if we can keep the current squad together and not have a major influx of new players. Last summer I remember many many people (myself included) getting excited at the thought of so many players coming in. What many people missed is the fact that we lost players such as Vydra, Hogg, Chalobah (all good) and Briggs (not so good) which effectively ruined our midfield. Add to that the fact that Eustace went, and I wished he hadn't done, and we would have had a fantastic season this time around.

If we can keep the squad together, I predict 3rd-4th next season. Imagine if we got promoted this season and we ended up 4th in the prem next season!

HC
Excellent post we need you back in the UK.
I am in the UK
[quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]Think you're going over the top a bit even if you are trying to be sarcastic and gettinng rid of Zola was never really the issue. We should never have given Zola the job of Head Coach. That job should have been given to Sean Dyche with Zola, if he wanted a job with Watford, being offerred a coaching assistant role as forward coach. Most of you people here wrote that Dyche just wasn't good enough to 'coach' our new style of players. What absolute nonsense. The job of a Championship coach is to get his team into the Premier League whatever players he has at his disposal. Well Dyche has shown you all just how good he is and what he can achieve. He could have done that for us and I just don't understand why most of you couldn't see that. I know all these matters are things of the past and the whole debate is dominated by the word IF. However, this season I would much prefer to be struggling against relegation from the EPL under Sean Dyche than reading on this blog how optimistic you all are about next season. Rogers, Malky, Dyche and even Boothroyd are all better trainers than Zola and were better trainers before Zola came to Watford and are still better trainers now that Zola has gone. We, probably Nani, made a huge mistake in getting rid of Dyche but that is all in the past. With Dyche I am sure we would have been promoted automatically last season - another IF. I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same. Bepi may be a good coach, and I hope he is. The signs may be positive but we will see. Malky, Sean, Brendan and Aidy still rate, in my opinion, higher in the rankings because they have proved themselves. I am not talking about their personlities or other character defekts, some of which we all posess. Watford produces good coaches/managers/tra iners. Zola was not one of them. Bepi may be. He is after all not English like most of the others . were also not. The others had all had lots of experience of english football. Bepi has not.[/p][/quote]"I see no concrete evidence that next season will be our redemption. Leicester have shown us how to do it after the disappointments of last season. They built on their team of last season and came out of the blocks running. I do not see that we are planning to do the same." NEIL, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL,YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT WE WILL NOT DO PRECISELY WHAT LEICESTER DID, NAMELY, STRENGTHEN IN THE SUMMER AND WIN PROMOTION NEXT SEASON. NOBODY'S SAYING WE WILL WALK-IT BUT THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE SHOULDN'T GET THERE. WHILST I TOO AM A REALIST, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE CAN DO IT NEXT SEASON.[/p][/quote]Next season for me will be much better if we can keep the current squad together and not have a major influx of new players. Last summer I remember many many people (myself included) getting excited at the thought of so many players coming in. What many people missed is the fact that we lost players such as Vydra, Hogg, Chalobah (all good) and Briggs (not so good) which effectively ruined our midfield. Add to that the fact that Eustace went, and I wished he hadn't done, and we would have had a fantastic season this time around. If we can keep the squad together, I predict 3rd-4th next season. Imagine if we got promoted this season and we ended up 4th in the prem next season! HC[/p][/quote]Excellent post we need you back in the UK.[/p][/quote]I am in the UK Hornet Cornet
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11:32pm Mon 21 Apr 14

lockerbiehornet says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
lockerbiehornet wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
WTF Do you think you are??? Quote...' To those who dared to question my judgement'

As I think I've said before, you really are a very large strap on HC, aren't you?

I'm sure if you post your address on here, there are those who'd love to come round and ' Quote.. 'Dare to question your judgement'

M-U-G
Feeling a bit gullible again are we?
Yeah I'm sat here crapping myself!! I guess this means your not giving us your address than HC (Huge **** smoker?)
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]WTF Do you think you are??? Quote...' To those who dared to question my judgement' As I think I've said before, you really are a very large strap on HC, aren't you? I'm sure if you post your address on here, there are those who'd love to come round and ' Quote.. 'Dare to question your judgement' M-U-G[/p][/quote]Feeling a bit gullible again are we?[/p][/quote]Yeah I'm sat here crapping myself!! I guess this means your not giving us your address than HC (Huge **** smoker?) lockerbiehornet
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11:35pm Mon 21 Apr 14

lockerbiehornet says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
lockerbiehornet wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct.

Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating.

HC
WTF Do you think you are??? Quote...' To those who dared to question my judgement'

As I think I've said before, you really are a very large strap on HC, aren't you?

I'm sure if you post your address on here, there are those who'd love to come round and ' Quote.. 'Dare to question your judgement'

M-U-G
Feeling a bit gullible again are we?
Yeah I'm sat here crapping myself!! I guess this means your not giving us your address than HC (Huge **** smoker?)
Huge c0ck sm0ker
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: If we had got rid of Zola when us realists said he should go, then we would be in the play-off spots, no question. To those of you who dared question my judgement and who mocked my most outstanding of opinions... hang your heads in shame. Myself and Demerit have, as usual, been proved correct. Bepster is the way forward. Zola was a bit not very good. Nani needs to go back to goating. HC[/p][/quote]WTF Do you think you are??? Quote...' To those who dared to question my judgement' As I think I've said before, you really are a very large strap on HC, aren't you? I'm sure if you post your address on here, there are those who'd love to come round and ' Quote.. 'Dare to question your judgement' M-U-G[/p][/quote]Feeling a bit gullible again are we?[/p][/quote]Yeah I'm sat here crapping myself!! I guess this means your not giving us your address than HC (Huge **** smoker?)[/p][/quote]Huge c0ck sm0ker lockerbiehornet
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