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Key points

  • Matej Vydra starts for Watford against Crystal Palace after the Pozzo family put on a private jet to ensure he could play
  • Watford have made two changes; Tommie Hoban replaces the injured Joel Ekstrand and Jonthan Hogg comes in for Cristian Battocchio

Watford line-up:

Almunia; Doyley, Hall, Hoban; Cassetti, Chalobah, Hogg, Abdi, Pudil; Deeney, Vydra

Subs: Bond, Eustace, Yeates, Murray, Geijo, Battocchio, Forestieri

Crystal Palace line-up:

Speroni; Richards, Delaney, Ramage, Moxey; Zaha, Dikgacoi, Marrow, Bolasie; Dobbie, Murray

Subs: Price, Parr, Butterfield, Phillips, Wilbraham, Williams, O'Keefe.

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5:24pm Fri 8 Feb 13

melsky says...

All 2300 Palace tickets sold out 10days before the game. Why dont CP get more tickets; I bet there'll be loads of spare home seats.
All 2300 Palace tickets sold out 10days before the game. Why dont CP get more tickets; I bet there'll be loads of spare home seats. melsky

5:56pm Fri 8 Feb 13

DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian says...

melsky wrote:
All 2300 Palace tickets sold out 10days before the game. Why dont CP get more tickets; I bet there'll be loads of spare home seats.
There will be, but I would assume that they don't want to muck us about by moving people from the Vicarage Road End somewhere else for a league game. If I'm correct, those in the Vicarage Road End are only moved for cup games with teams with a large following and the playoff semi-finals.
[quote][p][bold]melsky[/bold] wrote: All 2300 Palace tickets sold out 10days before the game. Why dont CP get more tickets; I bet there'll be loads of spare home seats.[/p][/quote]There will be, but I would assume that they don't want to muck us about by moving people from the Vicarage Road End somewhere else for a league game. If I'm correct, those in the Vicarage Road End are only moved for cup games with teams with a large following and the playoff semi-finals. DouglasRinaldi the better Brazilian

6:15pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Bringe says...

Kids for a quid so we should be quite full.
Big fixture but it is on TV which always means less POTD's.
Kids for a quid so we should be quite full. Big fixture but it is on TV which always means less POTD's. Bringe

6:25pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Stoney77 says...

Who cares if Palace weren't offered more tickets. Rather not have them totally outsing us, although they will with just the 2300. There's no way they would have sold another 2300 and you either give them half of the Vic Rd end, or all of it. Good choice to restrict it to half. Pozzo's won't be worried about missing out on 500 extra palace ticket sales anyway. COYH
Who cares if Palace weren't offered more tickets. Rather not have them totally outsing us, although they will with just the 2300. There's no way they would have sold another 2300 and you either give them half of the Vic Rd end, or all of it. Good choice to restrict it to half. Pozzo's won't be worried about missing out on 500 extra palace ticket sales anyway. COYH Stoney77

6:25pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Stoney77 says...

Who cares if Palace weren't offered more tickets. Rather not have them totally outsing us, although they will with just the 2300. There's no way they would have sold another 2300 and you either give them half of the Vic Rd end, or all of it. Good choice to restrict it to half. Pozzo's won't be worried about missing out on 500 extra palace ticket sales anyway. COYH
Who cares if Palace weren't offered more tickets. Rather not have them totally outsing us, although they will with just the 2300. There's no way they would have sold another 2300 and you either give them half of the Vic Rd end, or all of it. Good choice to restrict it to half. Pozzo's won't be worried about missing out on 500 extra palace ticket sales anyway. COYH Stoney77

9:48pm Fri 8 Feb 13

watford4ever says...

Let's be honest, after the first 20 mins Palace fought harder, had more chances, virtually all the possession and wanted it more than us. We had to hang on at home for a draw. Reality check, but at least we did defend well for the point. Let's move on we still have great potential but disappointing tonight.
Let's be honest, after the first 20 mins Palace fought harder, had more chances, virtually all the possession and wanted it more than us. We had to hang on at home for a draw. Reality check, but at least we did defend well for the point. Let's move on we still have great potential but disappointing tonight. watford4ever

9:50pm Fri 8 Feb 13

SAHornet says...

First half was impressive, especially at first but second half was totally abject. We never got close to a sniff and they were first to the ball on every single occasion. Perplexing, with so much to play for, how can a team switch off so totally?
First half was impressive, especially at first but second half was totally abject. We never got close to a sniff and they were first to the ball on every single occasion. Perplexing, with so much to play for, how can a team switch off so totally? SAHornet

9:57pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Stoney77 says...

SAHornet wrote:
First half was impressive, especially at first but second half was totally abject. We never got close to a sniff and they were first to the ball on every single occasion. Perplexing, with so much to play for, how can a team switch off so totally?
Maybe we should give Palace some credit for showing they are a decent side. Zaha 2nd half was awesome, best player on the pitch by a country mile. Oh and Holloway is a @@@@ing @@@t, he really is.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: First half was impressive, especially at first but second half was totally abject. We never got close to a sniff and they were first to the ball on every single occasion. Perplexing, with so much to play for, how can a team switch off so totally?[/p][/quote]Maybe we should give Palace some credit for showing they are a decent side. Zaha 2nd half was awesome, best player on the pitch by a country mile. Oh and Holloway is a @@@@ing @@@t, he really is. Stoney77

9:58pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Sammy Chung says...

Malky McTosh's makeup looked dodgy and Hollaway is def. p*ssed off because of our foreign legion.....shame !!
Malky McTosh's makeup looked dodgy and Hollaway is def. p*ssed off because of our foreign legion.....shame !! Sammy Chung

10:13pm Fri 8 Feb 13

watford4ever says...

Stoney77 wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
First half was impressive, especially at first but second half was totally abject. We never got close to a sniff and they were first to the ball on every single occasion. Perplexing, with so much to play for, how can a team switch off so totally?
Maybe we should give Palace some credit for showing they are a decent side. Zaha 2nd half was awesome, best player on the pitch by a country mile. Oh and Holloway is a @@@@ing @@@t, he really is.
Agree Holloway is a one eyed complete idiot. How he can bang on endlessly about our loan players as if we were the Man City of the championship ignoring the fact that the alternative at the beginning of the season for us was at best half an average squad and potential bankruptcy! Winging bigot!
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: First half was impressive, especially at first but second half was totally abject. We never got close to a sniff and they were first to the ball on every single occasion. Perplexing, with so much to play for, how can a team switch off so totally?[/p][/quote]Maybe we should give Palace some credit for showing they are a decent side. Zaha 2nd half was awesome, best player on the pitch by a country mile. Oh and Holloway is a @@@@ing @@@t, he really is.[/p][/quote]Agree Holloway is a one eyed complete idiot. How he can bang on endlessly about our loan players as if we were the Man City of the championship ignoring the fact that the alternative at the beginning of the season for us was at best half an average squad and potential bankruptcy! Winging bigot! watford4ever

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