Watford twice lose the lead as Bristol City earn point

Watford Observer: Hornets held after letting winning position slip twice Hornets held after letting winning position slip twice

Watford’s defensive frailties were again exposed as they twice let a lead slip to allow Bristol City to earn a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road and extend the home side’s sequence of league games without a win to four.

After having numerous attempts, but hardly any that could be called clear-cut during a first half they controlled for the most part, the reintroduction of Troy Deeney following his release from prison gave the Hornets more of an edge in attack.

Four minutes after coming on, the striker was in the right place to pounce had James Wilson not turned Marco Cassetti’s low cross into his own net.

However, some slack play at the back allowed to Marvin Elliott to equalise for a first time before the Hornets went back in front when Matej Vydra capitalised on his excellent control to net his fourth of the campaign.

But the Hornets, who had 28 attempts in the match and struck the woodwork twice through Almen Abdi and Deeney, were caught out at the back again with seven minutes remaining when Steven Davies levelled for a second time.

Gianfranco Zola once again shuffled his pack as the Hornets sought to end their run of three defeats, although one change was enforced with Jonathan Hogg ruled out through illness.

This meant on-loan Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah was given a first start after his impressive mid-week debut substitute appearance against Brighton & Hove Albion, while the fit-again Sean Murray was given the nod over Chris Iwelumo in the three-man attack.

However, arguably the greatest interest was on the bench. Fitz Hall was involved in a match-day 18 for the first time since his summer move and Deeney was also among the substitutes.

Iwelumo’s omission meant Manuel Almunia took over the captain’s armband, meaning he became the fourth player to lead the Hornets in just nine games this season.

The Hornets started promisingly, with Murray and Fernando Forestieri showing early attacking intent. Forestieri had the first attempt in the sixth minute, which was blocked, and then Murray lifted the ball into Vydra, who was in the clear in the penalty area but unable to bring it under control.

City’s first effort came in the 12th minute when Almunia wasn’t able to get to Albert Adomah’s free-kick from wide on the right but Marvin Elliott couldn’t direct his header on target.

The next opening came four minutes later when Chalobah had two bites of the cherry from the edge of the area, forcing Tom Heaton into his opening save of the match with a right-footed drive after his initial effort from slightly further out had been blocked.

Wilson could have few complaints at picking up the game’s first booking in the 19th minute after scything down Vydra as the Hornets striker sought to capitalise on a mix up between the centre half and the keeper near the edge of the 18-yard box. The resultant free-kick was taken by Almen Abdi and the midfielder curled it narrowly wide of the near post.

Forestieri took over set-piece duties when his side were awarded another free-kick soon after but Heaton was comfortably behind the right-footed 25-yard effort.

The Robins keeper was also not unduly tested by a Mark Yeates effort from distance, nor was he ultimately by Chalobah’s close-range effort in the 25th minute. However, the hand-in-hands reaction of the Chelsea youngster told you what a good opportunity it was when he could only prod the ball goalwards after a fortuitous break had fallen nicely for him in the area following an initial surging run.

Despite being out-gunned in terms of possession and territory, City had threatened on occasions and Neuton had to get in a timely block to deflect a Sam Baldock half-volley behind for the visitors’ first corner.

That came to nothing and Watford were soon back on the front foot, with Vydra doing well on the left side of the area to set up Murray but Heaton dived to his left to save the side-footed effort.

The new Republic of Ireland Under-21 international chanced his arm again in the 32nd minute, this time from further out, but the right-footed strike was straight out the former Cardiff City stopper.

Almunia’s afternoon had been relatively quiet compared to his opposite number at this stage but that changed three minutes later when he made a good blocking save to deny Martyn Woolford, who hadn’t been picked up on the edge of the 18-yard box when the ball was played in from the City right.

Forestieri had the Hornets’ seventh on-target attempt of the half in the 37th minute but, as with most of the others, it was from longish range and Heaton wasn’t unduly extended.

Number eight quickly followed from Murray after being found by a lovely cross-field pass from Forestieri, but this time the shot was deflected wide of the near post for a corner. Following that set-piece, the ball broke for Neuton in the area but his close-range on-target effort was blocked.

Vydra did have the ball in the net in the 39th minute, prodding left-footed past Heaton after being found in plenty of space in the area, only to be flagged offside.

Eliott picked up City’s second yellow card three minutes later for a foul on Forestieri but the goal that Watford had been threatening almost arrived in injury time when Abdi’s strike from the edge of the area cannoned back off the near post.

There was still time for the hosts to have their 15th attempt of the opening period but this time Forestieri was wayward from distance.

Watford started the second half as they ended the first, controlling possession, but they had a lucky escape three minutes after the restart when Daniel Pudil made a good tackle to halt Adomah’s run at the defence but the ball ran to Woolford on the left side of the area and his strike from a tight angle rebounded out off the near post.

Forestieri had his sixth effort of the match soon after but as with the majority that preceeded it, the shot was off target.

It was a combination though, of excellent defending and bad luck that stopped Watford from taking the lead in the 54th minute when, following a Forestieri corner that was played low into the box, Nyron Nosworthy’s far-post effort was somehow blocked on the line and then Cassetti saw his close-range follow-up deflected narrowly wide.

Zola chose that break in play as the opportunity to reintroduce Deeney into football, with Forestieri, and the substitute’s impact was almost instant.

The striker’s first involvement saw him receive the ball with his back to goal but come back inside from the left side of the area before hitting a stinging right-footed drive that Heaton could only parry back out to Vydra, who struck the follow-up badly wide of the near post.

Deeney sent another shot wide soon after before Watford finally got the goal they deserved in the 58th minute.

Cassetti was the creator with a dangerous low cross from the right that Wilson, with Deeney ready to pounce behind him, could only turn into his net to make it 1-0.

The lead though, was to last only five minutes as, after Neil Kilkenny had come on for Woolford, the ball was played into the area from the left and Elliott was left with a free header to make it 1-1.

Boosted by the equaliser, City spurned a fine spell of possession in and around the opposition box that lasted for a around a minute but it came to an end when Adomah hit the side netting after Ryan Taylor had seen an earlier effort blocked.

Hall became Watford’s latest debutant in the 70th minute when he replaced Neuton and two minutes later the hosts went back in front in exquisite fashion thanks to their Czech connection.

Pudil was the supplier with a lofted pass in from the left that picked out Vydra, who brought the ball down superbly, took one touch inside before calmly passing the ball past Heaton to restore the Hornets’ advantage.

Cassetti’s afternoon came to an end when he was replaced by Lloyd Doyley, while scorer Elliott also made way for Davies, and it was the substitute who scored City’s second equaliser with seven minutes to go when he was left unmarked to convert Taylor’s knock down with ease.

But Watford so nearly snatched a third with two minutes remaining when, after the ball had been kept alive following a corner, a cross from the right was headed across goal and down against the far post by Deeney, but it bounced up to Hall, who saw his follow-up header acrobatically tipped over by Heaton.

Having almost won it though, the Hornets could equally have lost the game in the second minute of injury time when Yeates was caught horribly in possession and a clear chance opened up for Kilkenny, only for him to blaze high and wide.

Watford: Almunia; Cassetti (Doyley 76), Nosworthy, Neuton (Hall 70), Pudil; Abdi, Chalobah, Yeates; Murray, Vydra, Forestieri (Deeney 55). Not used: Iwelumo, Beleck, Smith and Bond.

Bristol City: Heaton; Foster, Wilson, Fontaine, Bryan; Adomah, Elliott (Davies 77), Pearson, Woolford (Kilkenny 58); Taylor, Baldock (Morris 85). Not used: Wilson, Carey, Stead and Gerken.

Bookings: Wilson for a foul on Vydra (19); Elliott for a foul on Forestieri (42).

Attendance: 11,886.

Referee: Darren Sheldrake.

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5:19pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Bobbyhowfield says...

Missed game today but 28 attempts sounds like we must have had a lot of the ball.
Missed game today but 28 attempts sounds like we must have had a lot of the ball. Bobbyhowfield
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5:32pm Sat 22 Sep 12

The Rover says...

22 shots, 13 on target. How did we not win that game? Shame they didn't still have David James in goal.
22 shots, 13 on target. How did we not win that game? Shame they didn't still have David James in goal. The Rover
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5:38pm Sat 22 Sep 12

dominicfoleyisgod says...

Cassetti's afternoon came to an end when he was replaced by Cassetti...

More needed in final third, about half those attempts were shots from outside the box that went either row z or pea rolled back to their keeper.

Played well just need a bit of luck and team will start climbing the league.

Anyone else see deeney had a Hirt under his top saying 'thanks 4 support'?
Cassetti's afternoon came to an end when he was replaced by Cassetti... More needed in final third, about half those attempts were shots from outside the box that went either row z or pea rolled back to their keeper. Played well just need a bit of luck and team will start climbing the league. Anyone else see deeney had a Hirt under his top saying 'thanks 4 support'? dominicfoleyisgod
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5:55pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Gloryhornets57 says...

It was a good performance. A bit shaky at the back and I think they should have kept Chalabah in midfield instead of the 3rd centre half. He looks a great player, shame he's only here until January. Deeney made a difference when he came on and gave the team a bit of urgency. It was nice football up until the final third and then it all became a bit slow and too measured. But on that performance they should win more games than they lose. There were definitely (non English) players out there who looked like they really cared what happened, which was a positive sign.
It was a good performance. A bit shaky at the back and I think they should have kept Chalabah in midfield instead of the 3rd centre half. He looks a great player, shame he's only here until January. Deeney made a difference when he came on and gave the team a bit of urgency. It was nice football up until the final third and then it all became a bit slow and too measured. But on that performance they should win more games than they lose. There were definitely (non English) players out there who looked like they really cared what happened, which was a positive sign. Gloryhornets57
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6:04pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Harry the 1st says...

A bit frustrating at times and shaky defensively but lots of positives. We deserved all 3 points really although could have been none if their man didn't sky it horribly following Yeates howler. Can't help thinking he is a weak link, Not sure about 3 at the back or 3 up front come to that but stopped the losing streak and 1 point is better than 0. Good signs, much better football, definite progress, keep it up Zola, Geijo get fit!
A bit frustrating at times and shaky defensively but lots of positives. We deserved all 3 points really although could have been none if their man didn't sky it horribly following Yeates howler. Can't help thinking he is a weak link, Not sure about 3 at the back or 3 up front come to that but stopped the losing streak and 1 point is better than 0. Good signs, much better football, definite progress, keep it up Zola, Geijo get fit! Harry the 1st
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6:25pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Watford Willie says...

Harry the 1st wrote:
A bit frustrating at times and shaky defensively but lots of positives. We deserved all 3 points really although could have been none if their man didn't sky it horribly following Yeates howler. Can't help thinking he is a weak link, Not sure about 3 at the back or 3 up front come to that but stopped the losing streak and 1 point is better than 0. Good signs, much better football, definite progress, keep it up Zola, Geijo get fit!
Spot on Harry. Yeates must be getting a lovely shine when he polishes GZs car.
Almen Abdi is an absolute star, my PoS so far. I only saw one poor pass from him today and he hit the post again. Want to see Rachel asap but Vydra showed superb control and finish for his goal and his movement was excellent after Tuesdays poor showing.
[quote][p][bold]Harry the 1st[/bold] wrote: A bit frustrating at times and shaky defensively but lots of positives. We deserved all 3 points really although could have been none if their man didn't sky it horribly following Yeates howler. Can't help thinking he is a weak link, Not sure about 3 at the back or 3 up front come to that but stopped the losing streak and 1 point is better than 0. Good signs, much better football, definite progress, keep it up Zola, Geijo get fit![/p][/quote]Spot on Harry. Yeates must be getting a lovely shine when he polishes GZs car. Almen Abdi is an absolute star, my PoS so far. I only saw one poor pass from him today and he hit the post again. Want to see Rachel asap but Vydra showed superb control and finish for his goal and his movement was excellent after Tuesdays poor showing. Watford Willie
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6:27pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Harry the 1st says...

Where's the comments gone?!
Where's the comments gone?! Harry the 1st
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6:31pm Sat 22 Sep 12

peter10531089 says...

Gloryhornets57 wrote:
It was a good performance. A bit shaky at the back and I think they should have kept Chalabah in midfield instead of the 3rd centre half. He looks a great player, shame he's only here until January. Deeney made a difference when he came on and gave the team a bit of urgency. It was nice football up until the final third and then it all became a bit slow and too measured. But on that performance they should win more games than they lose. There were definitely (non English) players out there who looked like they really cared what happened, which was a positive sign.
This post is spot on. Sorry to say it but Zola lost us the two points by giving up the initiative by changing shape in the second half and moving the most effective player of the first half to a total reactive position in the defence. yeates and Murray in midfield lacked the simplicity and effective distribution that Chalobah provided resulting in both Nueton and Nosworthy starting to look uneasy on the ball as they didn't have the same simple option that Chalabah offered.

Also why play Vydra as the front man when he clearly is less effective with back to goal, looked very different once Deeney came on - good to see him back (but why is prison seemingly more effective at getting a striker on the pitch than preseason with the our coaching and medical staff?!?).

I presume Forestieri was replaced due to lack of fitness otherwise his substitution was inexplicable.

All in all great to see us play as we did and I hope that Zola learns from this and doesn't over tinker
[quote][p][bold]Gloryhornets57[/bold] wrote: It was a good performance. A bit shaky at the back and I think they should have kept Chalabah in midfield instead of the 3rd centre half. He looks a great player, shame he's only here until January. Deeney made a difference when he came on and gave the team a bit of urgency. It was nice football up until the final third and then it all became a bit slow and too measured. But on that performance they should win more games than they lose. There were definitely (non English) players out there who looked like they really cared what happened, which was a positive sign.[/p][/quote]This post is spot on. Sorry to say it but Zola lost us the two points by giving up the initiative by changing shape in the second half and moving the most effective player of the first half to a total reactive position in the defence. yeates and Murray in midfield lacked the simplicity and effective distribution that Chalobah provided resulting in both Nueton and Nosworthy starting to look uneasy on the ball as they didn't have the same simple option that Chalabah offered. Also why play Vydra as the front man when he clearly is less effective with back to goal, looked very different once Deeney came on - good to see him back (but why is prison seemingly more effective at getting a striker on the pitch than preseason with the our coaching and medical staff?!?). I presume Forestieri was replaced due to lack of fitness otherwise his substitution was inexplicable. All in all great to see us play as we did and I hope that Zola learns from this and doesn't over tinker peter10531089
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6:50pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Travelling Hornet says...

I agree we didn't have the outlet once we moved Chalobah to go three at the back, if we are to persevere with this formation we have the perfect solution in Cristian Bottachio waiting in the wings to link things together in midfield .
We are going to spank someone very soon!
I agree we didn't have the outlet once we moved Chalobah to go three at the back, if we are to persevere with this formation we have the perfect solution in Cristian Bottachio waiting in the wings to link things together in midfield . We are going to spank someone very soon! Travelling Hornet
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7:49pm Sat 22 Sep 12

lutondown says...

Totally agree travelling Horn. Our right side was open to exploit and not sure Doyley was any better than Cassetti in the respect (IMO) but the passing was good, Vydras energy and skill very good.
This is a team that will improve and when we click we will be hard to live with.
Bottachio in, Yeates out, Right back???
Deeney was a handful and the reception he got was great, so no doubt a few unhappy campers here tonight.
COYH And Huddersfield here we come!
Totally agree travelling Horn. Our right side was open to exploit and not sure Doyley was any better than Cassetti in the respect (IMO) but the passing was good, Vydras energy and skill very good. This is a team that will improve and when we click we will be hard to live with. Bottachio in, Yeates out, Right back??? Deeney was a handful and the reception he got was great, so no doubt a few unhappy campers here tonight. COYH And Huddersfield here we come! lutondown
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8:08pm Sat 22 Sep 12

AngelHornet says...

The Rover wrote:
22 shots, 13 on target. How did we not win that game? Shame they didn't still have David James in goal.
Most of them were tame long range efforts
[quote][p][bold]The Rover[/bold] wrote: 22 shots, 13 on target. How did we not win that game? Shame they didn't still have David James in goal.[/p][/quote]Most of them were tame long range efforts AngelHornet
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8:25pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Casterbridge says...

We looked much more dangerous when we moved the ball forward quickly. After Tuesday, it was as if the orders were to shoot on site. A classic example was when Murray fired yards over the ball when he could have dropped it on Deeney's head.

Still, the signs are encouraging, though God knows what the established centre-half pairing will be. Fitz did provide the threat from our set pieces that we have lost with Tiny going, bit is that enough?
We looked much more dangerous when we moved the ball forward quickly. After Tuesday, it was as if the orders were to shoot on site. A classic example was when Murray fired yards over the ball when he could have dropped it on Deeney's head. Still, the signs are encouraging, though God knows what the established centre-half pairing will be. Fitz did provide the threat from our set pieces that we have lost with Tiny going, bit is that enough? Casterbridge
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8:27pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Casterbridge says...

That should of course have read "yards over the goal".

How about an edit feature, Wobbie?
That should of course have read "yards over the goal". How about an edit feature, Wobbie? Casterbridge
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8:40pm Sat 22 Sep 12

stewbyhorn says...

On a slightly negative note, does anyone think that Neuton should be playing as he looks way out of his depth???
On a slightly negative note, does anyone think that Neuton should be playing as he looks way out of his depth??? stewbyhorn
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8:55pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Hampshire hornet says...

stewbyhorn wrote:
On a slightly negative note, does anyone think that Neuton should be playing as he looks way out of his depth???
Very valid point, Neuton was poor today, Yeates ineffective, Murray needs to shed some weight... Great to see Hall play, IF he stays fit I would rather him than Neuton, Cassetti looks off the pace, Almunia very quiet not sure why he was Captain or is that because he is about to be dropped! Have to say the rest put in a fair shift, the game seemed slower today? Tuesday was a better performance....
Deeney, made one Hell of a difference when he came on, he looked a different class... Still has a point to prove though to bring the crowd on his side... I thought City were not good, we should have spanked them, I am sure this will all click soon.... Why only 11500 there again?
[quote][p][bold]stewbyhorn[/bold] wrote: On a slightly negative note, does anyone think that Neuton should be playing as he looks way out of his depth???[/p][/quote]Very valid point, Neuton was poor today, Yeates ineffective, Murray needs to shed some weight... Great to see Hall play, IF he stays fit I would rather him than Neuton, Cassetti looks off the pace, Almunia very quiet not sure why he was Captain or is that because he is about to be dropped! Have to say the rest put in a fair shift, the game seemed slower today? Tuesday was a better performance.... Deeney, made one Hell of a difference when he came on, he looked a different class... Still has a point to prove though to bring the crowd on his side... I thought City were not good, we should have spanked them, I am sure this will all click soon.... Why only 11500 there again? Hampshire hornet
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9:07pm Sat 22 Sep 12

kingofpop says...

stewbyhorn says...
8:40pm Sat 22 Sep 12

On a slightly negative note, does anyone think that Neuton should be playing as he looks way out of his depth???”
I do have some reservations about him, great on the ball but not so sure on the defending.
Thought zola made a pigs ear of it when he changed it, got the goals but from the defense looking fairly o.k until the change they looked clueless and midfield seemed to vanish aswell and gave city ample time and space to put us under the cosh.
A little concerned as to how much more time will be needed, bearing in mind there are still plenty of new faces not fit, then they need match time, seeing which combinations of strikers and central defenders works best etc....could be months before what we might call a settled team.
stewbyhorn says... 8:40pm Sat 22 Sep 12 On a slightly negative note, does anyone think that Neuton should be playing as he looks way out of his depth???” I do have some reservations about him, great on the ball but not so sure on the defending. Thought zola made a pigs ear of it when he changed it, got the goals but from the defense looking fairly o.k until the change they looked clueless and midfield seemed to vanish aswell and gave city ample time and space to put us under the cosh. A little concerned as to how much more time will be needed, bearing in mind there are still plenty of new faces not fit, then they need match time, seeing which combinations of strikers and central defenders works best etc....could be months before what we might call a settled team. kingofpop
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9:45pm Sat 22 Sep 12

DuffmanWFC says...

I still can't believe how we can't attract bigger gates! Maybe the club need to find a way to get more fans in?
Hopefully if we get on a good roll over the next 5/6 weeks then the missing fans may start to come back!
I still can't believe how we can't attract bigger gates! Maybe the club need to find a way to get more fans in? Hopefully if we get on a good roll over the next 5/6 weeks then the missing fans may start to come back! DuffmanWFC
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10:09pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Holly68 says...

All fair comments above. Chalobah was outstanding 1st half, Zola should of left him holding midfield.

Highlight of match, Pudils pass to Vydra then Vydra finish, if Brazil did that be shown over and over for years

In the end, unlucky not to win, lucky not to lose, so draw fair result based on 2nd half. If we had more cutting edge 1st half then probably would of won comfortably ...

Football is easy on the eye, best for years, Neuton and Cassetti finding championship is tough to defend, and Murray and Yeates are not as strong as Abdi and Forestieri, but the positive is we have players who can replace these four if they don't cut the mustard.

Only 7 games gone, Zola learning, new players learning, if you dont win you at least want to entertained, and that we were
All fair comments above. Chalobah was outstanding 1st half, Zola should of left him holding midfield. Highlight of match, Pudils pass to Vydra then Vydra finish, if Brazil did that be shown over and over for years In the end, unlucky not to win, lucky not to lose, so draw fair result based on 2nd half. If we had more cutting edge 1st half then probably would of won comfortably ... Football is easy on the eye, best for years, Neuton and Cassetti finding championship is tough to defend, and Murray and Yeates are not as strong as Abdi and Forestieri, but the positive is we have players who can replace these four if they don't cut the mustard. Only 7 games gone, Zola learning, new players learning, if you dont win you at least want to entertained, and that we were Holly68
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11:17pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Hampshire hornet says...

Holly68 wrote:
All fair comments above. Chalobah was outstanding 1st half, Zola should of left him holding midfield.

Highlight of match, Pudils pass to Vydra then Vydra finish, if Brazil did that be shown over and over for years

In the end, unlucky not to win, lucky not to lose, so draw fair result based on 2nd half. If we had more cutting edge 1st half then probably would of won comfortably ...

Football is easy on the eye, best for years, Neuton and Cassetti finding championship is tough to defend, and Murray and Yeates are not as strong as Abdi and Forestieri, but the positive is we have players who can replace these four if they don't cut the mustard.

Only 7 games gone, Zola learning, new players learning, if you dont win you at least want to entertained, and that we were
Agree agree agree... Although I want us to win, it is great to leave thinking.... There was some lovely football on display... If you are reading these comments and haven't been this Season... Get down the Vic and witness the start of a new era......
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: All fair comments above. Chalobah was outstanding 1st half, Zola should of left him holding midfield. Highlight of match, Pudils pass to Vydra then Vydra finish, if Brazil did that be shown over and over for years In the end, unlucky not to win, lucky not to lose, so draw fair result based on 2nd half. If we had more cutting edge 1st half then probably would of won comfortably ... Football is easy on the eye, best for years, Neuton and Cassetti finding championship is tough to defend, and Murray and Yeates are not as strong as Abdi and Forestieri, but the positive is we have players who can replace these four if they don't cut the mustard. Only 7 games gone, Zola learning, new players learning, if you dont win you at least want to entertained, and that we were[/p][/quote]Agree agree agree... Although I want us to win, it is great to leave thinking.... There was some lovely football on display... If you are reading these comments and haven't been this Season... Get down the Vic and witness the start of a new era...... Hampshire hornet
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11:24pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Holly68 says...

It would be interesting to see how many passes we completed today versus corresponding match last season
It would be interesting to see how many passes we completed today versus corresponding match last season Holly68
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12:07am Sun 23 Sep 12

Bush Hornet says...

Holly68 wrote:
It would be interesting to see how many passes we completed today versus corresponding match last season
Yes nice football and best home strip we've had for years. The black shorts with red bands look darn cool.
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to see how many passes we completed today versus corresponding match last season[/p][/quote]Yes nice football and best home strip we've had for years. The black shorts with red bands look darn cool. Bush Hornet
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12:21am Sun 23 Sep 12

Bush Hornet says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
It would be interesting to see how many passes we completed today versus corresponding match last season
Yes nice football and best home strip we've had for years. The black shorts with red bands look darn cool.
And the socks look good.

And Malky lost.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to see how many passes we completed today versus corresponding match last season[/p][/quote]Yes nice football and best home strip we've had for years. The black shorts with red bands look darn cool.[/p][/quote]And the socks look good. And Malky lost. Bush Hornet
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7:05am Sun 23 Sep 12

lutondown says...

Holly68 wrote:
All fair comments above. Chalobah was outstanding 1st half, Zola should of left him holding midfield.

Highlight of match, Pudils pass to Vydra then Vydra finish, if Brazil did that be shown over and over for years

In the end, unlucky not to win, lucky not to lose, so draw fair result based on 2nd half. If we had more cutting edge 1st half then probably would of won comfortably ...

Football is easy on the eye, best for years, Neuton and Cassetti finding championship is tough to defend, and Murray and Yeates are not as strong as Abdi and Forestieri, but the positive is we have players who can replace these four if they don't cut the mustard.

Only 7 games gone, Zola learning, new players learning, if you dont win you at least want to entertained, and that we were
Nutshelled.
Good post and reelection.
Sat in the Rookery today and the atmosphere seemed much better.
Only heard a few grumbles from those I suspect prefer the old up and under affair than the passing game, but to be fair to all, we've been fed dross for a long time now so I suppose we need to be reeducated!
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: All fair comments above. Chalobah was outstanding 1st half, Zola should of left him holding midfield. Highlight of match, Pudils pass to Vydra then Vydra finish, if Brazil did that be shown over and over for years In the end, unlucky not to win, lucky not to lose, so draw fair result based on 2nd half. If we had more cutting edge 1st half then probably would of won comfortably ... Football is easy on the eye, best for years, Neuton and Cassetti finding championship is tough to defend, and Murray and Yeates are not as strong as Abdi and Forestieri, but the positive is we have players who can replace these four if they don't cut the mustard. Only 7 games gone, Zola learning, new players learning, if you dont win you at least want to entertained, and that we were[/p][/quote]Nutshelled. Good post and reelection. Sat in the Rookery today and the atmosphere seemed much better. Only heard a few grumbles from those I suspect prefer the old up and under affair than the passing game, but to be fair to all, we've been fed dross for a long time now so I suppose we need to be reeducated! lutondown
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8:41am Sun 23 Sep 12

Holly68 says...

Where is Battochio ?
Where is Battochio ? Holly68
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9:17am Sun 23 Sep 12

endean2 says...

my first visit to Vicarage road this season and on reflection there was probaly more positives to take home than negatives.

Certainly the style was something I have not seen before, easy on the eye but little end result, the shooting was poor, we should have been out of sight by half time with all the chances.

Probaly a draw a fair result in the end due to the crazy defending for the last half hour,why go 3 at the back when it was clear that they had not the faintest idea how to implement that?
I think Zola needs to think long and hard with some of his tactics,
Deeney back,very good and lets leave the past where it belongs.

Finally I can only have fond memories of the great atmosphere we used to create in the Rookery,how sad that away support generates more noise than us.
Its a long haul for me but I will be back, with a win next time.
COYN
my first visit to Vicarage road this season and on reflection there was probaly more positives to take home than negatives. Certainly the style was something I have not seen before, easy on the eye but little end result, the shooting was poor, we should have been out of sight by half time with all the chances. Probaly a draw a fair result in the end due to the crazy defending for the last half hour,why go 3 at the back when it was clear that they had not the faintest idea how to implement that? I think Zola needs to think long and hard with some of his tactics, Deeney back,very good and lets leave the past where it belongs. Finally I can only have fond memories of the great atmosphere we used to create in the Rookery,how sad that away support generates more noise than us. Its a long haul for me but I will be back, with a win next time. COYN endean2
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9:45am Sun 23 Sep 12

Bobbyhowfield says...

I'm sure it's not just Watford that are struggling to attract good attendaces. The football league show featured the Birmingham game where I have never see so many empty seats despite them having a very impressive home record over recent times (until yesterday).
I'm sure it's not just Watford that are struggling to attract good attendaces. The football league show featured the Birmingham game where I have never see so many empty seats despite them having a very impressive home record over recent times (until yesterday). Bobbyhowfield
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10:30am Sun 23 Sep 12

Travelling Hornet says...

Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke!
Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke! Travelling Hornet
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1:02pm Sun 23 Sep 12

mullenswfc says...

Was a very good first half display, composed in possession, created chances and didn't give much away. Chalobah was a different class in midfield hopefully he can stay past January. Really should have gone into the break in front and made it a more comfortable afternoon.
2nd half and the change of formation turned it into a Championship game, football went out the window and defensively we were dreadful. Doyley and Cassetti don't really fit the wing back role as Cassetti doesn't have the legs and Doyley the technical ability. Midfield was weak without Chalobah and he was wasted at the back, that's when we stopped keeping the ball.
If we can play like we did in the first half with an end product then we will have a good season. Don't want to see performances like the 2nd half again!
Was a very good first half display, composed in possession, created chances and didn't give much away. Chalobah was a different class in midfield hopefully he can stay past January. Really should have gone into the break in front and made it a more comfortable afternoon. 2nd half and the change of formation turned it into a Championship game, football went out the window and defensively we were dreadful. Doyley and Cassetti don't really fit the wing back role as Cassetti doesn't have the legs and Doyley the technical ability. Midfield was weak without Chalobah and he was wasted at the back, that's when we stopped keeping the ball. If we can play like we did in the first half with an end product then we will have a good season. Don't want to see performances like the 2nd half again! mullenswfc
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2:35pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Holly68 says...

Travelling Hornet wrote:
Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke!
Pudil is very down to earth, both him and Vydra good mates along with Abdi, plus the girlfriends all close, definitely here for the right reasons, and not mercenary's.

So far all the new boys we've seen more than once look v committed, just look how disappointed Forestieri was when subbed yesterday
[quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke![/p][/quote]Pudil is very down to earth, both him and Vydra good mates along with Abdi, plus the girlfriends all close, definitely here for the right reasons, and not mercenary's. So far all the new boys we've seen more than once look v committed, just look how disappointed Forestieri was when subbed yesterday Holly68
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4:29pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Bush Hornet says...

mullenswfc wrote:
Was a very good first half display, composed in possession, created chances and didn't give much away. Chalobah was a different class in midfield hopefully he can stay past January. Really should have gone into the break in front and made it a more comfortable afternoon.
2nd half and the change of formation turned it into a Championship game, football went out the window and defensively we were dreadful. Doyley and Cassetti don't really fit the wing back role as Cassetti doesn't have the legs and Doyley the technical ability. Midfield was weak without Chalobah and he was wasted at the back, that's when we stopped keeping the ball.
If we can play like we did in the first half with an end product then we will have a good season. Don't want to see performances like the 2nd half again!
I agree mostly but I think Doyley is technically better than we give him credit for - although I need to see their 2nd goal he may have been at fault there. Yeates is frustrating though. Often selfish, his decision making doesn't inspire confidence.
[quote][p][bold]mullenswfc[/bold] wrote: Was a very good first half display, composed in possession, created chances and didn't give much away. Chalobah was a different class in midfield hopefully he can stay past January. Really should have gone into the break in front and made it a more comfortable afternoon. 2nd half and the change of formation turned it into a Championship game, football went out the window and defensively we were dreadful. Doyley and Cassetti don't really fit the wing back role as Cassetti doesn't have the legs and Doyley the technical ability. Midfield was weak without Chalobah and he was wasted at the back, that's when we stopped keeping the ball. If we can play like we did in the first half with an end product then we will have a good season. Don't want to see performances like the 2nd half again![/p][/quote]I agree mostly but I think Doyley is technically better than we give him credit for - although I need to see their 2nd goal he may have been at fault there. Yeates is frustrating though. Often selfish, his decision making doesn't inspire confidence. Bush Hornet
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5:33pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Travelling Hornet says...

Holly68 wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke!
Pudil is very down to earth, both him and Vydra good mates along with Abdi, plus the girlfriends all close, definitely here for the right reasons, and not mercenary's.

So far all the new boys we've seen more than once look v committed, just look how disappointed Forestieri was when subbed yesterday
Yeah I'm a big Forestieri fan, like most South Americans they are very passionate and wear their heart on their sleeves.
To get the best out of him we all need to give him our support and encouragement , here's my little contribution,

Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri
He's just, like Lional Messi
And he plays, for Watford FC
Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke![/p][/quote]Pudil is very down to earth, both him and Vydra good mates along with Abdi, plus the girlfriends all close, definitely here for the right reasons, and not mercenary's. So far all the new boys we've seen more than once look v committed, just look how disappointed Forestieri was when subbed yesterday[/p][/quote]Yeah I'm a big Forestieri fan, like most South Americans they are very passionate and wear their heart on their sleeves. To get the best out of him we all need to give him our support and encouragement , here's my little contribution, Fernando Forestieri Fernando Forestieri He's just, like Lional Messi And he plays, for Watford FC Fernando Forestieri Fernando Forestieri Travelling Hornet
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9:47pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Holly68 says...

Travelling Hornet wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke!
Pudil is very down to earth, both him and Vydra good mates along with Abdi, plus the girlfriends all close, definitely here for the right reasons, and not mercenary's.

So far all the new boys we've seen more than once look v committed, just look how disappointed Forestieri was when subbed yesterday
Yeah I'm a big Forestieri fan, like most South Americans they are very passionate and wear their heart on their sleeves.
To get the best out of him we all need to give him our support and encouragement , here's my little contribution,

Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri
He's just, like Lional Messi
And he plays, for Watford FC
Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri
To the Abba Tune :

Can you hear Harry's drum Fernando?
I remember long ago another starry game like this
Mr Forestieri Fernando
You were humming to yourself and softly showing off your skills
You could hear the distant chants
And sounds of hornets calls were coming from afar

The horns were closer now Fernando
Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally
We all want to see you score Fernando
The team are young and full of life and all of us want to win
And I'm not ashamed to say
The roar of Watford scoring goals almost made me cry

There was something in the air that match
Your skills were bright, Fernando
You were shining here for you and me
For Watford FC, Fernando
Though I never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If we had to do the same again to win, we would Forestieri, Fernando
If we had to do the same again
we would, Forestieri, Fernando


LOL my numpty badge (self awarded) is in the post
[quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke![/p][/quote]Pudil is very down to earth, both him and Vydra good mates along with Abdi, plus the girlfriends all close, definitely here for the right reasons, and not mercenary's. So far all the new boys we've seen more than once look v committed, just look how disappointed Forestieri was when subbed yesterday[/p][/quote]Yeah I'm a big Forestieri fan, like most South Americans they are very passionate and wear their heart on their sleeves. To get the best out of him we all need to give him our support and encouragement , here's my little contribution, Fernando Forestieri Fernando Forestieri He's just, like Lional Messi And he plays, for Watford FC Fernando Forestieri Fernando Forestieri[/p][/quote]To the Abba Tune : Can you hear Harry's drum Fernando? I remember long ago another starry game like this Mr Forestieri Fernando You were humming to yourself and softly showing off your skills You could hear the distant chants And sounds of hornets calls were coming from afar The horns were closer now Fernando Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally We all want to see you score Fernando The team are young and full of life and all of us want to win And I'm not ashamed to say The roar of Watford scoring goals almost made me cry There was something in the air that match Your skills were bright, Fernando You were shining here for you and me For Watford FC, Fernando Though I never thought that we could lose There's no regret If we had to do the same again to win, we would Forestieri, Fernando If we had to do the same again we would, Forestieri, Fernando LOL my numpty badge (self awarded) is in the post Holly68
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10:39pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Hampshire hornet says...

Holly68 wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke!
Pudil is very down to earth, both him and Vydra good mates along with Abdi, plus the girlfriends all close, definitely here for the right reasons, and not mercenary's.

So far all the new boys we've seen more than once look v committed, just look how disappointed Forestieri was when subbed yesterday
Yeah I'm a big Forestieri fan, like most South Americans they are very passionate and wear their heart on their sleeves.
To get the best out of him we all need to give him our support and encouragement , here's my little contribution,

Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri
He's just, like Lional Messi
And he plays, for Watford FC
Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri
To the Abba Tune :

Can you hear Harry's drum Fernando?
I remember long ago another starry game like this
Mr Forestieri Fernando
You were humming to yourself and softly showing off your skills
You could hear the distant chants
And sounds of hornets calls were coming from afar

The horns were closer now Fernando
Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally
We all want to see you score Fernando
The team are young and full of life and all of us want to win
And I'm not ashamed to say
The roar of Watford scoring goals almost made me cry

There was something in the air that match
Your skills were bright, Fernando
You were shining here for you and me
For Watford FC, Fernando
Though I never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If we had to do the same again to win, we would Forestieri, Fernando
If we had to do the same again
we would, Forestieri, Fernando


LOL my numpty badge (self awarded) is in the post
Nice work.. However we struggle to chant 'Glo - ry Hor - nets! ' on a good day.....
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke![/p][/quote]Pudil is very down to earth, both him and Vydra good mates along with Abdi, plus the girlfriends all close, definitely here for the right reasons, and not mercenary's. So far all the new boys we've seen more than once look v committed, just look how disappointed Forestieri was when subbed yesterday[/p][/quote]Yeah I'm a big Forestieri fan, like most South Americans they are very passionate and wear their heart on their sleeves. To get the best out of him we all need to give him our support and encouragement , here's my little contribution, Fernando Forestieri Fernando Forestieri He's just, like Lional Messi And he plays, for Watford FC Fernando Forestieri Fernando Forestieri[/p][/quote]To the Abba Tune : Can you hear Harry's drum Fernando? I remember long ago another starry game like this Mr Forestieri Fernando You were humming to yourself and softly showing off your skills You could hear the distant chants And sounds of hornets calls were coming from afar The horns were closer now Fernando Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally We all want to see you score Fernando The team are young and full of life and all of us want to win And I'm not ashamed to say The roar of Watford scoring goals almost made me cry There was something in the air that match Your skills were bright, Fernando You were shining here for you and me For Watford FC, Fernando Though I never thought that we could lose There's no regret If we had to do the same again to win, we would Forestieri, Fernando If we had to do the same again we would, Forestieri, Fernando LOL my numpty badge (self awarded) is in the post[/p][/quote]Nice work.. However we struggle to chant 'Glo - ry Hor - nets! ' on a good day..... Hampshire hornet
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5:32am Mon 24 Sep 12

lutondown says...

Hampshire hornet wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke!
Pudil is very down to earth, both him and Vydra good mates along with Abdi, plus the girlfriends all close, definitely here for the right reasons, and not mercenary's.

So far all the new boys we've seen more than once look v committed, just look how disappointed Forestieri was when subbed yesterday
Yeah I'm a big Forestieri fan, like most South Americans they are very passionate and wear their heart on their sleeves.
To get the best out of him we all need to give him our support and encouragement , here's my little contribution,

Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri
He's just, like Lional Messi
And he plays, for Watford FC
Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri
To the Abba Tune :

Can you hear Harry's drum Fernando?
I remember long ago another starry game like this
Mr Forestieri Fernando
You were humming to yourself and softly showing off your skills
You could hear the distant chants
And sounds of hornets calls were coming from afar

The horns were closer now Fernando
Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally
We all want to see you score Fernando
The team are young and full of life and all of us want to win
And I'm not ashamed to say
The roar of Watford scoring goals almost made me cry

There was something in the air that match
Your skills were bright, Fernando
You were shining here for you and me
For Watford FC, Fernando
Though I never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If we had to do the same again to win, we would Forestieri, Fernando
If we had to do the same again
we would, Forestieri, Fernando


LOL my numpty badge (self awarded) is in the post
Nice work.. However we struggle to chant 'Glo - ry Hor - nets! ' on a good day.....
Yep anything over three words turns into a squeak at Watford!
I miss the profound chants of my day, like 'hit him on the head, hit him on the head, hit him on the head with a baseball bat!'
We had some great thinkers in them days!
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke![/p][/quote]Pudil is very down to earth, both him and Vydra good mates along with Abdi, plus the girlfriends all close, definitely here for the right reasons, and not mercenary's. So far all the new boys we've seen more than once look v committed, just look how disappointed Forestieri was when subbed yesterday[/p][/quote]Yeah I'm a big Forestieri fan, like most South Americans they are very passionate and wear their heart on their sleeves. To get the best out of him we all need to give him our support and encouragement , here's my little contribution, Fernando Forestieri Fernando Forestieri He's just, like Lional Messi And he plays, for Watford FC Fernando Forestieri Fernando Forestieri[/p][/quote]To the Abba Tune : Can you hear Harry's drum Fernando? I remember long ago another starry game like this Mr Forestieri Fernando You were humming to yourself and softly showing off your skills You could hear the distant chants And sounds of hornets calls were coming from afar The horns were closer now Fernando Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally We all want to see you score Fernando The team are young and full of life and all of us want to win And I'm not ashamed to say The roar of Watford scoring goals almost made me cry There was something in the air that match Your skills were bright, Fernando You were shining here for you and me For Watford FC, Fernando Though I never thought that we could lose There's no regret If we had to do the same again to win, we would Forestieri, Fernando If we had to do the same again we would, Forestieri, Fernando LOL my numpty badge (self awarded) is in the post[/p][/quote]Nice work.. However we struggle to chant 'Glo - ry Hor - nets! ' on a good day.....[/p][/quote]Yep anything over three words turns into a squeak at Watford! I miss the profound chants of my day, like 'hit him on the head, hit him on the head, hit him on the head with a baseball bat!' We had some great thinkers in them days! lutondown
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9:30am Mon 24 Sep 12

Travelling Hornet says...

Holly68 wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke!
Pudil is very down to earth, both him and Vydra good mates along with Abdi, plus the girlfriends all close, definitely here for the right reasons, and not mercenary's.

So far all the new boys we've seen more than once look v committed, just look how disappointed Forestieri was when subbed yesterday
Yeah I'm a big Forestieri fan, like most South Americans they are very passionate and wear their heart on their sleeves.
To get the best out of him we all need to give him our support and encouragement , here's my little contribution,

Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri
He's just, like Lional Messi
And he plays, for Watford FC
Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri
To the Abba Tune :

Can you hear Harry's drum Fernando?
I remember long ago another starry game like this
Mr Forestieri Fernando
You were humming to yourself and softly showing off your skills
You could hear the distant chants
And sounds of hornets calls were coming from afar

The horns were closer now Fernando
Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally
We all want to see you score Fernando
The team are young and full of life and all of us want to win
And I'm not ashamed to say
The roar of Watford scoring goals almost made me cry

There was something in the air that match
Your skills were bright, Fernando
You were shining here for you and me
For Watford FC, Fernando
Though I never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If we had to do the same again to win, we would Forestieri, Fernando
If we had to do the same again
we would, Forestieri, Fernando


LOL my numpty badge (self awarded) is in the post
Holly you are the 'Lyrical Jessie James'
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with the match but I thought Danial Pudil bringing his baby onto the pitch a nice touch, shows that he cares , from what I've seen and read, he's really happy to make Watford his home . Top bloke![/p][/quote]Pudil is very down to earth, both him and Vydra good mates along with Abdi, plus the girlfriends all close, definitely here for the right reasons, and not mercenary's. So far all the new boys we've seen more than once look v committed, just look how disappointed Forestieri was when subbed yesterday[/p][/quote]Yeah I'm a big Forestieri fan, like most South Americans they are very passionate and wear their heart on their sleeves. To get the best out of him we all need to give him our support and encouragement , here's my little contribution, Fernando Forestieri Fernando Forestieri He's just, like Lional Messi And he plays, for Watford FC Fernando Forestieri Fernando Forestieri[/p][/quote]To the Abba Tune : Can you hear Harry's drum Fernando? I remember long ago another starry game like this Mr Forestieri Fernando You were humming to yourself and softly showing off your skills You could hear the distant chants And sounds of hornets calls were coming from afar The horns were closer now Fernando Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally We all want to see you score Fernando The team are young and full of life and all of us want to win And I'm not ashamed to say The roar of Watford scoring goals almost made me cry There was something in the air that match Your skills were bright, Fernando You were shining here for you and me For Watford FC, Fernando Though I never thought that we could lose There's no regret If we had to do the same again to win, we would Forestieri, Fernando If we had to do the same again we would, Forestieri, Fernando LOL my numpty badge (self awarded) is in the post[/p][/quote]Holly you are the 'Lyrical Jessie James' Travelling Hornet
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9:09am Wed 26 Sep 12

@ChrisBottom16 says...

Apologies for late post regarding the match. Been a tad busy. My was at the game with LD, sat in the Rookery and thought the atmosphere was much improved. I think the fact the season now starts during the school holidays does have an affect to some extent. The fact that the club are looking at a pre-pay card that means you can pay on the day shows that they recognise the need for more fans and goes to show what a forward thinking set of owners can do.

Regarding the game, lots of posatives as far as im concerned. Troy been the biggest one. Great way to show your sorry and offers so much more than Big Chris. A selection of Deeney, Geijo and beleck should get the goals flowing. How anyone can say Neuton is not upto is quite frankley a muppet of the 1st order. ITS HIS SECOND GAME YOU DIVVY'S! He normally opperates at left back and when he did for Udinese against Arsenal was contendor for man of the match. He is been turned into a center half as we are covered at left back an since taylor lost his bottle and jacked we are short, so lets give him more time. he showed glimpses of the quality he has with the amount of time he had on the ball and by playing one of the best passes i have ever seen. Good to see Fitz Hall get some game time and hopefully he will turn out to be a big asset. When you swap Battocchio for Yeates you have a very good midfield. With players like Geijo, McGinn, Mujangi Bia, Ekstrand, Fanchone and a fully fit Deeney and Hall you suddenly have a very very good squad! The more they train and play together the bigger the improvement and you can see how good we could be!

God Bless.
Apologies for late post regarding the match. Been a tad busy. My was at the game with LD, sat in the Rookery and thought the atmosphere was much improved. I think the fact the season now starts during the school holidays does have an affect to some extent. The fact that the club are looking at a pre-pay card that means you can pay on the day shows that they recognise the need for more fans and goes to show what a forward thinking set of owners can do. Regarding the game, lots of posatives as far as im concerned. Troy been the biggest one. Great way to show your sorry and offers so much more than Big Chris. A selection of Deeney, Geijo and beleck should get the goals flowing. How anyone can say Neuton is not upto is quite frankley a muppet of the 1st order. ITS HIS SECOND GAME YOU DIVVY'S! He normally opperates at left back and when he did for Udinese against Arsenal was contendor for man of the match. He is been turned into a center half as we are covered at left back an since taylor lost his bottle and jacked we are short, so lets give him more time. he showed glimpses of the quality he has with the amount of time he had on the ball and by playing one of the best passes i have ever seen. Good to see Fitz Hall get some game time and hopefully he will turn out to be a big asset. When you swap Battocchio for Yeates you have a very good midfield. With players like Geijo, McGinn, Mujangi Bia, Ekstrand, Fanchone and a fully fit Deeney and Hall you suddenly have a very very good squad! The more they train and play together the bigger the improvement and you can see how good we could be! God Bless. @ChrisBottom16
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2:44pm Wed 26 Sep 12

lutondown says...

@ChrisBottom16 wrote:
Apologies for late post regarding the match. Been a tad busy. My was at the game with LD, sat in the Rookery and thought the atmosphere was much improved. I think the fact the season now starts during the school holidays does have an affect to some extent. The fact that the club are looking at a pre-pay card that means you can pay on the day shows that they recognise the need for more fans and goes to show what a forward thinking set of owners can do.

Regarding the game, lots of posatives as far as im concerned. Troy been the biggest one. Great way to show your sorry and offers so much more than Big Chris. A selection of Deeney, Geijo and beleck should get the goals flowing. How anyone can say Neuton is not upto is quite frankley a muppet of the 1st order. ITS HIS SECOND GAME YOU DIVVY'S! He normally opperates at left back and when he did for Udinese against Arsenal was contendor for man of the match. He is been turned into a center half as we are covered at left back an since taylor lost his bottle and jacked we are short, so lets give him more time. he showed glimpses of the quality he has with the amount of time he had on the ball and by playing one of the best passes i have ever seen. Good to see Fitz Hall get some game time and hopefully he will turn out to be a big asset. When you swap Battocchio for Yeates you have a very good midfield. With players like Geijo, McGinn, Mujangi Bia, Ekstrand, Fanchone and a fully fit Deeney and Hall you suddenly have a very very good squad! The more they train and play together the bigger the improvement and you can see how good we could be!

God Bless.
Yep I saw that pass Chris, maybe it's because we look for the positives rather than look to something to moan over eh?
Good post
[quote][p][bold]@ChrisBottom16[/bold] wrote: Apologies for late post regarding the match. Been a tad busy. My was at the game with LD, sat in the Rookery and thought the atmosphere was much improved. I think the fact the season now starts during the school holidays does have an affect to some extent. The fact that the club are looking at a pre-pay card that means you can pay on the day shows that they recognise the need for more fans and goes to show what a forward thinking set of owners can do. Regarding the game, lots of posatives as far as im concerned. Troy been the biggest one. Great way to show your sorry and offers so much more than Big Chris. A selection of Deeney, Geijo and beleck should get the goals flowing. How anyone can say Neuton is not upto is quite frankley a muppet of the 1st order. ITS HIS SECOND GAME YOU DIVVY'S! He normally opperates at left back and when he did for Udinese against Arsenal was contendor for man of the match. He is been turned into a center half as we are covered at left back an since taylor lost his bottle and jacked we are short, so lets give him more time. he showed glimpses of the quality he has with the amount of time he had on the ball and by playing one of the best passes i have ever seen. Good to see Fitz Hall get some game time and hopefully he will turn out to be a big asset. When you swap Battocchio for Yeates you have a very good midfield. With players like Geijo, McGinn, Mujangi Bia, Ekstrand, Fanchone and a fully fit Deeney and Hall you suddenly have a very very good squad! The more they train and play together the bigger the improvement and you can see how good we could be! God Bless.[/p][/quote]Yep I saw that pass Chris, maybe it's because we look for the positives rather than look to something to moan over eh? Good post lutondown
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2:44pm Wed 26 Sep 12

lutondown says...

@ChrisBottom16 wrote:
Apologies for late post regarding the match. Been a tad busy. My was at the game with LD, sat in the Rookery and thought the atmosphere was much improved. I think the fact the season now starts during the school holidays does have an affect to some extent. The fact that the club are looking at a pre-pay card that means you can pay on the day shows that they recognise the need for more fans and goes to show what a forward thinking set of owners can do.

Regarding the game, lots of posatives as far as im concerned. Troy been the biggest one. Great way to show your sorry and offers so much more than Big Chris. A selection of Deeney, Geijo and beleck should get the goals flowing. How anyone can say Neuton is not upto is quite frankley a muppet of the 1st order. ITS HIS SECOND GAME YOU DIVVY'S! He normally opperates at left back and when he did for Udinese against Arsenal was contendor for man of the match. He is been turned into a center half as we are covered at left back an since taylor lost his bottle and jacked we are short, so lets give him more time. he showed glimpses of the quality he has with the amount of time he had on the ball and by playing one of the best passes i have ever seen. Good to see Fitz Hall get some game time and hopefully he will turn out to be a big asset. When you swap Battocchio for Yeates you have a very good midfield. With players like Geijo, McGinn, Mujangi Bia, Ekstrand, Fanchone and a fully fit Deeney and Hall you suddenly have a very very good squad! The more they train and play together the bigger the improvement and you can see how good we could be!

God Bless.
Yep I saw that pass Chris, maybe it's because we look for the positives rather than look to something to moan over eh?
Good post
[quote][p][bold]@ChrisBottom16[/bold] wrote: Apologies for late post regarding the match. Been a tad busy. My was at the game with LD, sat in the Rookery and thought the atmosphere was much improved. I think the fact the season now starts during the school holidays does have an affect to some extent. The fact that the club are looking at a pre-pay card that means you can pay on the day shows that they recognise the need for more fans and goes to show what a forward thinking set of owners can do. Regarding the game, lots of posatives as far as im concerned. Troy been the biggest one. Great way to show your sorry and offers so much more than Big Chris. A selection of Deeney, Geijo and beleck should get the goals flowing. How anyone can say Neuton is not upto is quite frankley a muppet of the 1st order. ITS HIS SECOND GAME YOU DIVVY'S! He normally opperates at left back and when he did for Udinese against Arsenal was contendor for man of the match. He is been turned into a center half as we are covered at left back an since taylor lost his bottle and jacked we are short, so lets give him more time. he showed glimpses of the quality he has with the amount of time he had on the ball and by playing one of the best passes i have ever seen. Good to see Fitz Hall get some game time and hopefully he will turn out to be a big asset. When you swap Battocchio for Yeates you have a very good midfield. With players like Geijo, McGinn, Mujangi Bia, Ekstrand, Fanchone and a fully fit Deeney and Hall you suddenly have a very very good squad! The more they train and play together the bigger the improvement and you can see how good we could be! God Bless.[/p][/quote]Yep I saw that pass Chris, maybe it's because we look for the positives rather than look to something to moan over eh? Good post lutondown
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