Watford hit five goals to win at Barnsley for first time since 2000

Ikechi Anya scored a superb solo goal for Watford. Picture: Action Images

Ikechi Anya scored a superb solo goal for Watford. Picture: Action Images

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Oakwell has not been a happy hunting ground for Watford. That changed today as the Hornets beat Barnsley in their own back yard for the first time since 2000 with an emphatic 5-1 victory.

It didn’t take Gianfranco Zola's men long to make a positive impression on the game as Troy Deeney fired them into a seventh-minute lead after breaking the offside trap to latch onto Lewis McGugan’s pass.

Watford’s progress was briefly halted when Jason Scotland equalised but Barnsley were to be on terms for only three minutes as Davide Faraoni put the visitors back in front, finishing from close range after a McGugan shot had been deflected across goal.

Crucially, the Hornets were to get a third before the break as Fernando Forestieri also finished from close range after some fine work by Ikechi Anya.

Barnsley might have made more of a contest of the second half had Martin Cranie’s point-blank header not been kept out by a brilliant save from Manuel Almunia, but then the visitors applied the gloss.

Sean Murray scored with a lovely low shot from 20 yards before the best of the lot - Anya running 80 yards unchallenged before beating Luke Steele to round off a fine afternoon’s work.

Despite gaining a first league win in five against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday, Zola once again decided to shuffle his pack and made five changes.

Marco Cassetti, Davide Faraoni, Iriney and Fernando Forestieri all returned to the starting line-up at the expense of Joel Ekstrand, Daniel Pudil, Connor Smith and Javier Acuna, while there was a first league start of the campaign for Murray in place of Cristian Battocchio.

Barnsley had lost three of their last four games to leave them languishing second from bottom in the early-season table and boss David Flitcroft made two changes to the team that was beaten 1-0 at Bournemouth in midweek.

Chris Dagnall and Tomasz Cywka both dropped to the bench and their places were taken by Jacob Mellis and Jason Scotland.

Both sides looked to make a bright opening, with Murray having some encouraging early touches, but the first moment of alarm came in the Hornets’ defence when a Steele clearance found Chris O’Grady in space on the right and his cross towards Scotland was intercepted by Cassetti, who headed up into the air before Gabriele Angella put the ball behind.

Almunia comfortably claimed that set piece and moments later the visitors had their first corner of the match which Cassetti headed behind.

But in the seventh minute the Hornets took the first step towards ending their 13-year Oakwell hoodoo.

The visitors built down the left and as the Tykes backline tried to hold their line and play offside, McGugan threaded a pass through to Deeney, who found himself all alone in the area and he beat Steele with an emphatic finish into the far corner to net his sixth of the season.

Despite taking the lead, Watford were not looking totally comfortable in defence.

Some indecision allowed Stephen Dawson the chance to strike a shot from the edge of the area which cleared the bar. But in the 14th minute the Hornets were not so fortunate when Iriney was dispossessed and Scotland drove a low shot across Almunia and in off the far post to make it 1-1.

Barnsley were not level for long though, as three minutes later McGugan did very well to regain his feet after stumbling on the left edge of the 18-yard area and his right-footed shot was deflected up and towards the far post where Faraoni came in round the back of Tom Kennedy to side foot past the helpless Steele and make it 2-1.

The hosts were struggling to live with Watford’s movement at times and moments later Anya was picked out unmarked in the box but nobody in yellow was able to get on the end of his header back across goal.

O’Grady did head over at the other end as Barnsley sought to stem their opponents’ attacking advances but Zola’s men weren’t far away from adding a third in the 31st minute when Cassetti met McGugan’s corner from the right with a flicked header which Steele had to parry away.

The game then went quiet for a spell but two minutes before Watford did put clear daylight between themselves and their hosts.

Anya had been seeing plenty of the ball on the left and this time, after receiving a pass from Deeney, he accelerated away from Wiseman before pulling the ball across and Forestieri got across the front of the defence to beat Steele from close range and make it 3-1.

The last incident of note was a booking to Lloyd Doyley for holding back O’Grady but for the most part it had been a very good first half for the Hornets.

There was no surprise Flitcroft decided changes were needed at the start of the second period and he opted for two, with Jim O’Brien and Reuben Noble-Lazarus coming on for Kennedy and Dawson.

And it was Noble-Lazarus who played a part in the first effort of the second period when his free-kick spun up and towards the Hornets goal off the wall, Almunia managed to partially punch it clear and then the keeper held Kelvin Etuhu’s half-volleyed return at the second attempt.

The opening stages of the second half were quiet in the main though, with the Hornets largely content to let their opponents have the ball and contain them.

Flitcroft made his final change after 58 minutes when Paddy McCourt came on for his debut in place of Mellis and he arrived on the pitch to see O’Grady go close when he spun on the edge of the 18-yard box and saw his right-footed shot deflected narrowly wide.

Although the Hornets managed to deal with the corner, Barnsley went through the phases and when a cross was delivered from the right Cranie seemed certain to score, only for his point-blank header to be somehow kept out by Almunia.

Instead of reducing the deficit to one goal it was soon three as, after Essaid Belkalem came on for Doyley, Watford made the three points safe in the 70th minute when a free-kick was played short and Murray strode purposefully forward before driving a lovely low drive inside Steele’s near post from around 20 yards.

O’Grady fired a left-footed effort at Almunia soon after before Noble-Lazarus connected well with a volley after a free-kick had been half-cleared but the Watford keeper wasn’t unduly troubled.

Anya tested Steele with a low shot at the other end after some neat inter-play between Deeney and Forestieri after McGugan had fired a 30-yard shot over prior to being replaced by Battocchio.

Anya has already had a memorable September after scoring on his full international debut but with 11 minutes remaining he delivered something to make his month even sweeter.

It originated from deep inside his own half, just ahead of being level with his own penalty area after an O’Brien free-kick had been headed clear. The right wing-back latched onto the ball and ran at full tilt unchallenged to the opposition penalty area where he closed in on goal before sliding the ball under Steele to score a fantastic fifth.

Ekstrand came on for Faraoni before play restarted but the Hornets were now in cruise control.

Forestieri and Deeney had late efforts but Barnsley’s afternoon was summed up when Scotland was found totally unmarked in the area, but he somehow completely missed the target with a left-foot shot from ten yards.

Barnsley: Steele; Wiseman, Cranie, Ramage, Kennedy (Noble-Lazarus 46); Dawson (O’Brien 46), Etuhu, Perkins, Mellis; Scotland, O’Grady. Not used: Dagnall, Cywka M’voto and Rose.

Watford: Almunia; Doyley (Belkalem 64), Angella, Cassetti; Faraoni (Ekstrand 80), Murray, Iriney, McGugan (Battocchio 73), Anya; Deeney, Forestieri. Not used: Bond, Acuna, Pudil and Fabbrini.

Bookings: Doyley for a foul on O’Grady (45); Attendance: 9,850 (846 away).

Referee: Richard Clark.

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5:12pm Sat 21 Sep 13

SuperHorn says...

COYH. Great win! Good to see Anya and Forestieri on the score sheet
COYH. Great win! Good to see Anya and Forestieri on the score sheet SuperHorn
  • Score: 22

5:12pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Stoney77 says...

Lovely. Nothing better than a spanking win for Watford on a Saturday afternoon. GFZ now appears to have the luxury of being able to make 5 or 6 (maybe more!) changes without weakening the side, which was perhaps what made us miss out last year.
Great to see Murray gettIng a start and looking like he is regaining the form that we saw from him in his electric debut season, credit to him too for changing his game and fitting into the new system. He is like a new signing, and of course he's one of our own.
So we sit in 5th place, 2 points off 2nd, top scorers, and 1 loss in 9 all season: Hopefully the doom mongers who throw their toys out of the pram and criticise tactics, write off players, and think they know better, after just a couple of average results might learn to have a bit of patience. (Wishful thinking I guess)
It's a soild start to the season, we have strength in depth, goals from all over the pitch, and are still funding our feet regarding our best starting XI. We are in a good place: let's enjoy it.
COYH
Lovely. Nothing better than a spanking win for Watford on a Saturday afternoon. GFZ now appears to have the luxury of being able to make 5 or 6 (maybe more!) changes without weakening the side, which was perhaps what made us miss out last year. Great to see Murray gettIng a start and looking like he is regaining the form that we saw from him in his electric debut season, credit to him too for changing his game and fitting into the new system. He is like a new signing, and of course he's one of our own. So we sit in 5th place, 2 points off 2nd, top scorers, and 1 loss in 9 all season: Hopefully the doom mongers who throw their toys out of the pram and criticise tactics, write off players, and think they know better, after just a couple of average results might learn to have a bit of patience. (Wishful thinking I guess) It's a soild start to the season, we have strength in depth, goals from all over the pitch, and are still funding our feet regarding our best starting XI. We are in a good place: let's enjoy it. COYH Stoney77
  • Score: 69

5:18pm Sat 21 Sep 13

rayman01 says...

Wonderful afternoon for the golden boys. Good to see that Sean Murray played. Zola again proves doubters wrong. Onwards and upwards. Luv the Horns!
Wonderful afternoon for the golden boys. Good to see that Sean Murray played. Zola again proves doubters wrong. Onwards and upwards. Luv the Horns! rayman01
  • Score: 20

5:23pm Sat 21 Sep 13

neilhorn says...

QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order
QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order neilhorn
  • Score: -1

5:31pm Sat 21 Sep 13

BigRussMalta says...

i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)
i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-) BigRussMalta
  • Score: 26

5:38pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Stoney77 says...

neilhorn wrote:
QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order
I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order[/p][/quote]I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment. Stoney77
  • Score: 28

5:50pm Sat 21 Sep 13

neilhorn says...

Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order
I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.
i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order[/p][/quote]I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.[/p][/quote]i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross neilhorn
  • Score: -22

5:54pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Stoney77 says...

neilhorn wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order
I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.
i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross
Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order[/p][/quote]I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.[/p][/quote]i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross[/p][/quote]Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up. Stoney77
  • Score: 21

5:55pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Cuetip says...

What a difference a good start makes compared to last season. Scoring freely again and got the players to change the game if necessary. Roll on Harry and his gang.
What a difference a good start makes compared to last season. Scoring freely again and got the players to change the game if necessary. Roll on Harry and his gang. Cuetip
  • Score: 7

6:00pm Sat 21 Sep 13

WessexLad says...

BigRussMalta wrote:
i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)
Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross."

I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.
[quote][p][bold]BigRussMalta[/bold] wrote: i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)[/p][/quote]Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross." I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross. WessexLad
  • Score: -2

6:03pm Sat 21 Sep 13

WessexLad says...

WessexLad wrote:
BigRussMalta wrote:
i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)
Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross."

I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.
Sorry, I was going to draw BigRussMalta's attention to the 75 mile season ticket, but then thought better of it.

And of course Landbury should be Lansbury.
[quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigRussMalta[/bold] wrote: i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)[/p][/quote]Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross." I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I was going to draw BigRussMalta's attention to the 75 mile season ticket, but then thought better of it. And of course Landbury should be Lansbury. WessexLad
  • Score: -2

6:03pm Sat 21 Sep 13

neilhorn says...

Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order
I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.
i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross
Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.
I'm sure the teams in the Primera, Bundesliga, Seria A etc will be surprised to hear that a division including Barnsley, Doncaster and Bournemouth is tougher than theirs :-).

Its a myth that this is a tough league, so many of the teams are so bog standard, same old style, same old players same old tactics. We are close to blowing them away
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order[/p][/quote]I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.[/p][/quote]i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross[/p][/quote]Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.[/p][/quote]I'm sure the teams in the Primera, Bundesliga, Seria A etc will be surprised to hear that a division including Barnsley, Doncaster and Bournemouth is tougher than theirs :-). Its a myth that this is a tough league, so many of the teams are so bog standard, same old style, same old players same old tactics. We are close to blowing them away neilhorn
  • Score: -8

6:06pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Stoney77 says...

WessexLad wrote:
BigRussMalta wrote:
i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)
Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross."

I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.
Not sure why you've got me down as making that "dross" quote as it was nothing to do with me!!
[quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigRussMalta[/bold] wrote: i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)[/p][/quote]Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross." I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.[/p][/quote]Not sure why you've got me down as making that "dross" quote as it was nothing to do with me!! Stoney77
  • Score: 0

6:07pm Sat 21 Sep 13

neilhorn says...

WessexLad wrote:
WessexLad wrote:
BigRussMalta wrote:
i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)
Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross."

I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.
Sorry, I was going to draw BigRussMalta's attention to the 75 mile season ticket, but then thought better of it.

And of course Landbury should be Lansbury.
forest needed a late winner to nick 3 points against Barnsley at home last week. Then they scrape draws with Boro and Doncaster. Yeah they are the real deal......
[quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigRussMalta[/bold] wrote: i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)[/p][/quote]Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross." I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I was going to draw BigRussMalta's attention to the 75 mile season ticket, but then thought better of it. And of course Landbury should be Lansbury.[/p][/quote]forest needed a late winner to nick 3 points against Barnsley at home last week. Then they scrape draws with Boro and Doncaster. Yeah they are the real deal...... neilhorn
  • Score: -6

6:08pm Sat 21 Sep 13

mellow yellow says...

Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order
I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.
i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross
Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.
Seeing as forest have just acquired the services of NC how can anyone describe them as dross?! They were highly competitive at the Vic and are a force. As are Leicester and reading. Anyone who thinks its just us and QPR is deluded.
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order[/p][/quote]I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.[/p][/quote]i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross[/p][/quote]Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.[/p][/quote]Seeing as forest have just acquired the services of NC how can anyone describe them as dross?! They were highly competitive at the Vic and are a force. As are Leicester and reading. Anyone who thinks its just us and QPR is deluded. mellow yellow
  • Score: 22

6:10pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Stoney77 says...

neilhorn wrote:
WessexLad wrote:
WessexLad wrote:
BigRussMalta wrote:
i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)
Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross."

I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.
Sorry, I was going to draw BigRussMalta's attention to the 75 mile season ticket, but then thought better of it.

And of course Landbury should be Lansbury.
forest needed a late winner to nick 3 points against Barnsley at home last week. Then they scrape draws with Boro and Doncaster. Yeah they are the real deal......
And we scraped a last minute winner at home to Doncaster and drew at home to Charlton.......
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigRussMalta[/bold] wrote: i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)[/p][/quote]Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross." I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I was going to draw BigRussMalta's attention to the 75 mile season ticket, but then thought better of it. And of course Landbury should be Lansbury.[/p][/quote]forest needed a late winner to nick 3 points against Barnsley at home last week. Then they scrape draws with Boro and Doncaster. Yeah they are the real deal......[/p][/quote]And we scraped a last minute winner at home to Doncaster and drew at home to Charlton....... Stoney77
  • Score: 13

6:14pm Sat 21 Sep 13

neilhorn says...

Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
WessexLad wrote:
WessexLad wrote:
BigRussMalta wrote:
i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)
Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross."

I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.
Sorry, I was going to draw BigRussMalta's attention to the 75 mile season ticket, but then thought better of it.

And of course Landbury should be Lansbury.
forest needed a late winner to nick 3 points against Barnsley at home last week. Then they scrape draws with Boro and Doncaster. Yeah they are the real deal......
And we scraped a last minute winner at home to Doncaster and drew at home to Charlton.......
yes but what i'm saying is that we have more potential in our side. Do you think Forest will get 5 different players on the scoresheet in one game away from home this season?

We are a good side and shouldn't be so timid, always saying 'oohh but' and 'lets not get carried away'. Get carried away! enjoy it
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigRussMalta[/bold] wrote: i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)[/p][/quote]Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross." I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I was going to draw BigRussMalta's attention to the 75 mile season ticket, but then thought better of it. And of course Landbury should be Lansbury.[/p][/quote]forest needed a late winner to nick 3 points against Barnsley at home last week. Then they scrape draws with Boro and Doncaster. Yeah they are the real deal......[/p][/quote]And we scraped a last minute winner at home to Doncaster and drew at home to Charlton.......[/p][/quote]yes but what i'm saying is that we have more potential in our side. Do you think Forest will get 5 different players on the scoresheet in one game away from home this season? We are a good side and shouldn't be so timid, always saying 'oohh but' and 'lets not get carried away'. Get carried away! enjoy it neilhorn
  • Score: -5

6:35pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Stoney77 says...

neilhorn wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
WessexLad wrote:
WessexLad wrote:
BigRussMalta wrote:
i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)
Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross."

I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.
Sorry, I was going to draw BigRussMalta's attention to the 75 mile season ticket, but then thought better of it.

And of course Landbury should be Lansbury.
forest needed a late winner to nick 3 points against Barnsley at home last week. Then they scrape draws with Boro and Doncaster. Yeah they are the real deal......
And we scraped a last minute winner at home to Doncaster and drew at home to Charlton.......
yes but what i'm saying is that we have more potential in our side. Do you think Forest will get 5 different players on the scoresheet in one game away from home this season?

We are a good side and shouldn't be so timid, always saying 'oohh but' and 'lets not get carried away'. Get carried away! enjoy it
I've never said 'ooh but' or said not to enjoy it. In fact if you read my very first post on this thread I say "Let's enjoy it". I just disagree with your opinion that it's cut and dry that it will be us and QPR who go up - and it seems that you are having trouble accepting the fact that I disagree with your opinion!
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigRussMalta[/bold] wrote: i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)[/p][/quote]Stoney77: "Who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross." I don't think you can write off Landbury and Chalobar as dross.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I was going to draw BigRussMalta's attention to the 75 mile season ticket, but then thought better of it. And of course Landbury should be Lansbury.[/p][/quote]forest needed a late winner to nick 3 points against Barnsley at home last week. Then they scrape draws with Boro and Doncaster. Yeah they are the real deal......[/p][/quote]And we scraped a last minute winner at home to Doncaster and drew at home to Charlton.......[/p][/quote]yes but what i'm saying is that we have more potential in our side. Do you think Forest will get 5 different players on the scoresheet in one game away from home this season? We are a good side and shouldn't be so timid, always saying 'oohh but' and 'lets not get carried away'. Get carried away! enjoy it[/p][/quote]I've never said 'ooh but' or said not to enjoy it. In fact if you read my very first post on this thread I say "Let's enjoy it". I just disagree with your opinion that it's cut and dry that it will be us and QPR who go up - and it seems that you are having trouble accepting the fact that I disagree with your opinion! Stoney77
  • Score: 6

6:37pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Hornet Cornet says...

mellow yellow wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order
I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.
i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross
Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.
Seeing as forest have just acquired the services of NC how can anyone describe them as dross?! They were highly competitive at the Vic and are a force. As are Leicester and reading. Anyone who thinks its just us and QPR is deluded.
too true mate. maybe around Feb/march time is ehen ee will know who the truly strong teams are.

well done to Dychey at Burnley. he deserves some luck (but not too much)

Hc
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order[/p][/quote]I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.[/p][/quote]i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross[/p][/quote]Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.[/p][/quote]Seeing as forest have just acquired the services of NC how can anyone describe them as dross?! They were highly competitive at the Vic and are a force. As are Leicester and reading. Anyone who thinks its just us and QPR is deluded.[/p][/quote]too true mate. maybe around Feb/march time is ehen ee will know who the truly strong teams are. well done to Dychey at Burnley. he deserves some luck (but not too much) Hc Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 15

6:46pm Sat 21 Sep 13

neilhorn says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order
I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.
i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross
Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.
Seeing as forest have just acquired the services of NC how can anyone describe them as dross?! They were highly competitive at the Vic and are a force. As are Leicester and reading. Anyone who thinks its just us and QPR is deluded.
too true mate. maybe around Feb/march time is ehen ee will know who the truly strong teams are.

well done to Dychey at Burnley. he deserves some luck (but not too much)

Hc
well by March there will only be a few weeks left of the season, or perhaps you will wait till May before venturing an opinion?
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order[/p][/quote]I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.[/p][/quote]i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross[/p][/quote]Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.[/p][/quote]Seeing as forest have just acquired the services of NC how can anyone describe them as dross?! They were highly competitive at the Vic and are a force. As are Leicester and reading. Anyone who thinks its just us and QPR is deluded.[/p][/quote]too true mate. maybe around Feb/march time is ehen ee will know who the truly strong teams are. well done to Dychey at Burnley. he deserves some luck (but not too much) Hc[/p][/quote]well by March there will only be a few weeks left of the season, or perhaps you will wait till May before venturing an opinion? neilhorn
  • Score: -3

6:46pm Sat 21 Sep 13

mellow yellow says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order
I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.
i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross
Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.
Seeing as forest have just acquired the services of NC how can anyone describe them as dross?! They were highly competitive at the Vic and are a force. As are Leicester and reading. Anyone who thinks its just us and QPR is deluded.
too true mate. maybe around Feb/march time is ehen ee will know who the truly strong teams are.

well done to Dychey at Burnley. he deserves some luck (but not too much)

Hc
Yeah, with you on the Dyche front. They won't stay in the top 6, but he's a decent man who deserves a good managerial career.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order[/p][/quote]I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.[/p][/quote]i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross[/p][/quote]Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.[/p][/quote]Seeing as forest have just acquired the services of NC how can anyone describe them as dross?! They were highly competitive at the Vic and are a force. As are Leicester and reading. Anyone who thinks its just us and QPR is deluded.[/p][/quote]too true mate. maybe around Feb/march time is ehen ee will know who the truly strong teams are. well done to Dychey at Burnley. he deserves some luck (but not too much) Hc[/p][/quote]Yeah, with you on the Dyche front. They won't stay in the top 6, but he's a decent man who deserves a good managerial career. mellow yellow
  • Score: 11

6:47pm Sat 21 Sep 13

errollg says...

5-1 is fantastic. We deserved to win well. But Almunia made a phenomenal save at 3-1. We are a good team still learning to gel with each other. We need to learn to also grind out 1-0 wins in the tough games. We might need another 20 goal striker to do this. Fessi and Fabbrini are great but not going to score that many. Will have to give Acuna bit of time. Who is available in the loan market?
5-1 is fantastic. We deserved to win well. But Almunia made a phenomenal save at 3-1. We are a good team still learning to gel with each other. We need to learn to also grind out 1-0 wins in the tough games. We might need another 20 goal striker to do this. Fessi and Fabbrini are great but not going to score that many. Will have to give Acuna bit of time. Who is available in the loan market? errollg
  • Score: 9

6:50pm Sat 21 Sep 13

neilhorn says...

errollg wrote:
5-1 is fantastic. We deserved to win well. But Almunia made a phenomenal save at 3-1. We are a good team still learning to gel with each other. We need to learn to also grind out 1-0 wins in the tough games. We might need another 20 goal striker to do this. Fessi and Fabbrini are great but not going to score that many. Will have to give Acuna bit of time. Who is available in the loan market?
Vydra didn't make the bench at WBA today, that would be a nice addition....
[quote][p][bold]errollg[/bold] wrote: 5-1 is fantastic. We deserved to win well. But Almunia made a phenomenal save at 3-1. We are a good team still learning to gel with each other. We need to learn to also grind out 1-0 wins in the tough games. We might need another 20 goal striker to do this. Fessi and Fabbrini are great but not going to score that many. Will have to give Acuna bit of time. Who is available in the loan market?[/p][/quote]Vydra didn't make the bench at WBA today, that would be a nice addition.... neilhorn
  • Score: -7

6:51pm Sat 21 Sep 13

StewartScullion says...

Great result but let's not get carried away as its against a side who played
Badly.Barnsley created a few chances.It's work in progress with 2 excellent
Players scoring their first goals which is particularly important to all
Action,high energy,highly skilled players who are vital to our success.
Alumunia continues to save at critical times,Iriney and Cassetti cause concern at times but they are integral part of the team.I believe the rotation
Of the squad will make this side stronger in the months ahead and wrong foot many teams we play.Norwich will be a nice diversion before playing
Another side which will Mark this sides progress.Onward and upward
Great result but let's not get carried away as its against a side who played Badly.Barnsley created a few chances.It's work in progress with 2 excellent Players scoring their first goals which is particularly important to all Action,high energy,highly skilled players who are vital to our success. Alumunia continues to save at critical times,Iriney and Cassetti cause concern at times but they are integral part of the team.I believe the rotation Of the squad will make this side stronger in the months ahead and wrong foot many teams we play.Norwich will be a nice diversion before playing Another side which will Mark this sides progress.Onward and upward StewartScullion
  • Score: 4

7:07pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Drewoneone says...

The theme coming through in these posts is "we should be enjoying the ride but not get carried away" which is spot on in my opinion. Zola is now using players in rotation to great effect. He must know the strengths of his players far better than last season after all we went through. I feel so much more confident when he makes changes now because the squad has increased in quality. It is a long slog to May and we will need that depth to see us through.

I'm really looking forward to the Norwich game as this will be a good test against Prem opponents. It would be good to have a decent cup run as its a while since we last had one - and more likelihood to play Prem teams.
The theme coming through in these posts is "we should be enjoying the ride but not get carried away" which is spot on in my opinion. Zola is now using players in rotation to great effect. He must know the strengths of his players far better than last season after all we went through. I feel so much more confident when he makes changes now because the squad has increased in quality. It is a long slog to May and we will need that depth to see us through. I'm really looking forward to the Norwich game as this will be a good test against Prem opponents. It would be good to have a decent cup run as its a while since we last had one - and more likelihood to play Prem teams. Drewoneone
  • Score: 14

7:17pm Sat 21 Sep 13

SuperHorns says...

neilhorn wrote:
errollg wrote:
5-1 is fantastic. We deserved to win well. But Almunia made a phenomenal save at 3-1. We are a good team still learning to gel with each other. We need to learn to also grind out 1-0 wins in the tough games. We might need another 20 goal striker to do this. Fessi and Fabbrini are great but not going to score that many. Will have to give Acuna bit of time. Who is available in the loan market?
Vydra didn't make the bench at WBA today, that would be a nice addition....
he is injured or just recovering from injury.
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]errollg[/bold] wrote: 5-1 is fantastic. We deserved to win well. But Almunia made a phenomenal save at 3-1. We are a good team still learning to gel with each other. We need to learn to also grind out 1-0 wins in the tough games. We might need another 20 goal striker to do this. Fessi and Fabbrini are great but not going to score that many. Will have to give Acuna bit of time. Who is available in the loan market?[/p][/quote]Vydra didn't make the bench at WBA today, that would be a nice addition....[/p][/quote]he is injured or just recovering from injury. SuperHorns
  • Score: 3

7:18pm Sat 21 Sep 13

abbotshornet says...

Great win today, let's build on it and improve like we know we can, no slip up this time, I don't care who else is up there at the end of the season so long as we are.
Nice to see Murray starting and doing well, It sounds like Deeney getting back into form and Anya always does well.
It will be interesting to see who Zola plays on Tuesday in the cup. COYGB's
Great win today, let's build on it and improve like we know we can, no slip up this time, I don't care who else is up there at the end of the season so long as we are. Nice to see Murray starting and doing well, It sounds like Deeney getting back into form and Anya always does well. It will be interesting to see who Zola plays on Tuesday in the cup. COYGB's abbotshornet
  • Score: 4

7:22pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Boosey says...

Stoney77 wrote:
Lovely. Nothing better than a spanking win for Watford on a Saturday afternoon. GFZ now appears to have the luxury of being able to make 5 or 6 (maybe more!) changes without weakening the side, which was perhaps what made us miss out last year. Great to see Murray gettIng a start and looking like he is regaining the form that we saw from him in his electric debut season, credit to him too for changing his game and fitting into the new system. He is like a new signing, and of course he's one of our own. So we sit in 5th place, 2 points off 2nd, top scorers, and 1 loss in 9 all season: Hopefully the doom mongers who throw their toys out of the pram and criticise tactics, write off players, and think they know better, after just a couple of average results might learn to have a bit of patience. (Wishful thinking I guess) It's a soild start to the season, we have strength in depth, goals from all over the pitch, and are still funding our feet regarding our best starting XI. We are in a good place: let's enjoy it. COYH
Totally agree with your post but how much is it costing, funding our feet?
Sorry couldn't resist.
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Lovely. Nothing better than a spanking win for Watford on a Saturday afternoon. GFZ now appears to have the luxury of being able to make 5 or 6 (maybe more!) changes without weakening the side, which was perhaps what made us miss out last year. Great to see Murray gettIng a start and looking like he is regaining the form that we saw from him in his electric debut season, credit to him too for changing his game and fitting into the new system. He is like a new signing, and of course he's one of our own. So we sit in 5th place, 2 points off 2nd, top scorers, and 1 loss in 9 all season: Hopefully the doom mongers who throw their toys out of the pram and criticise tactics, write off players, and think they know better, after just a couple of average results might learn to have a bit of patience. (Wishful thinking I guess) It's a soild start to the season, we have strength in depth, goals from all over the pitch, and are still funding our feet regarding our best starting XI. We are in a good place: let's enjoy it. COYH[/p][/quote]Totally agree with your post but how much is it costing, funding our feet? Sorry couldn't resist. Boosey
  • Score: 0

7:23pm Sat 21 Sep 13

neilhorn says...

SuperHorns wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
errollg wrote:
5-1 is fantastic. We deserved to win well. But Almunia made a phenomenal save at 3-1. We are a good team still learning to gel with each other. We need to learn to also grind out 1-0 wins in the tough games. We might need another 20 goal striker to do this. Fessi and Fabbrini are great but not going to score that many. Will have to give Acuna bit of time. Who is available in the loan market?
Vydra didn't make the bench at WBA today, that would be a nice addition....
he is injured or just recovering from injury.
guessed he might be, although i'm not sure he'd be in contention even if fully fit
[quote][p][bold]SuperHorns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]errollg[/bold] wrote: 5-1 is fantastic. We deserved to win well. But Almunia made a phenomenal save at 3-1. We are a good team still learning to gel with each other. We need to learn to also grind out 1-0 wins in the tough games. We might need another 20 goal striker to do this. Fessi and Fabbrini are great but not going to score that many. Will have to give Acuna bit of time. Who is available in the loan market?[/p][/quote]Vydra didn't make the bench at WBA today, that would be a nice addition....[/p][/quote]he is injured or just recovering from injury.[/p][/quote]guessed he might be, although i'm not sure he'd be in contention even if fully fit neilhorn
  • Score: 1

7:29pm Sat 21 Sep 13

lutondown says...

Boosey wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Lovely. Nothing better than a spanking win for Watford on a Saturday afternoon. GFZ now appears to have the luxury of being able to make 5 or 6 (maybe more!) changes without weakening the side, which was perhaps what made us miss out last year. Great to see Murray gettIng a start and looking like he is regaining the form that we saw from him in his electric debut season, credit to him too for changing his game and fitting into the new system. He is like a new signing, and of course he's one of our own. So we sit in 5th place, 2 points off 2nd, top scorers, and 1 loss in 9 all season: Hopefully the doom mongers who throw their toys out of the pram and criticise tactics, write off players, and think they know better, after just a couple of average results might learn to have a bit of patience. (Wishful thinking I guess) It's a soild start to the season, we have strength in depth, goals from all over the pitch, and are still funding our feet regarding our best starting XI. We are in a good place: let's enjoy it. COYH
Totally agree with your post but how much is it costing, funding our feet?
Sorry couldn't resist.
I gave you the thumbs up Bren! Won't make no difference as you'll still get plenty of thumbs down from the tool shed crew!
Knobs really
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Lovely. Nothing better than a spanking win for Watford on a Saturday afternoon. GFZ now appears to have the luxury of being able to make 5 or 6 (maybe more!) changes without weakening the side, which was perhaps what made us miss out last year. Great to see Murray gettIng a start and looking like he is regaining the form that we saw from him in his electric debut season, credit to him too for changing his game and fitting into the new system. He is like a new signing, and of course he's one of our own. So we sit in 5th place, 2 points off 2nd, top scorers, and 1 loss in 9 all season: Hopefully the doom mongers who throw their toys out of the pram and criticise tactics, write off players, and think they know better, after just a couple of average results might learn to have a bit of patience. (Wishful thinking I guess) It's a soild start to the season, we have strength in depth, goals from all over the pitch, and are still funding our feet regarding our best starting XI. We are in a good place: let's enjoy it. COYH[/p][/quote]Totally agree with your post but how much is it costing, funding our feet? Sorry couldn't resist.[/p][/quote]I gave you the thumbs up Bren! Won't make no difference as you'll still get plenty of thumbs down from the tool shed crew! Knobs really lutondown
  • Score: -15

7:31pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Stoney77 says...

Drewoneone wrote:
The theme coming through in these posts is "we should be enjoying the ride but not get carried away" which is spot on in my opinion. Zola is now using players in rotation to great effect. He must know the strengths of his players far better than last season after all we went through. I feel so much more confident when he makes changes now because the squad has increased in quality. It is a long slog to May and we will need that depth to see us through.

I'm really looking forward to the Norwich game as this will be a good test against Prem opponents. It would be good to have a decent cup run as its a while since we last had one - and more likelihood to play Prem teams.
My sentiments exactly regarding enjoying the ride.

I wonder if Zola will continue with a "weakened side" in the cup and rest key players like Deeney, Angella, McGugan etc. Yes it would be nice to field a very strong side and test ourselves against prem opposition, but also fresh legs against Wigan is important. I think Bond, Ekstrand, Pudil, Belkalem and Fabrrini will all start. The rest is all down to whether Zola wants to keep legs fresh or keep faith with players like Smith, Brown and Battochio who have been involved in the other cup games. I expect a ridiculously strong bench if some of the 'squad players' get a start.
[quote][p][bold]Drewoneone[/bold] wrote: The theme coming through in these posts is "we should be enjoying the ride but not get carried away" which is spot on in my opinion. Zola is now using players in rotation to great effect. He must know the strengths of his players far better than last season after all we went through. I feel so much more confident when he makes changes now because the squad has increased in quality. It is a long slog to May and we will need that depth to see us through. I'm really looking forward to the Norwich game as this will be a good test against Prem opponents. It would be good to have a decent cup run as its a while since we last had one - and more likelihood to play Prem teams.[/p][/quote]My sentiments exactly regarding enjoying the ride. I wonder if Zola will continue with a "weakened side" in the cup and rest key players like Deeney, Angella, McGugan etc. Yes it would be nice to field a very strong side and test ourselves against prem opposition, but also fresh legs against Wigan is important. I think Bond, Ekstrand, Pudil, Belkalem and Fabrrini will all start. The rest is all down to whether Zola wants to keep legs fresh or keep faith with players like Smith, Brown and Battochio who have been involved in the other cup games. I expect a ridiculously strong bench if some of the 'squad players' get a start. Stoney77
  • Score: 7

7:53pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Hornet Cornet says...

neilhorn wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order
I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.
i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross
Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.
Seeing as forest have just acquired the services of NC how can anyone describe them as dross?! They were highly competitive at the Vic and are a force. As are Leicester and reading. Anyone who thinks its just us and QPR is deluded.
too true mate. maybe around Feb/march time is ehen ee will know who the truly strong teams are.

well done to Dychey at Burnley. he deserves some luck (but not too much)

Hc
well by March there will only be a few weeks left of the season, or perhaps you will wait till May before venturing an opinion?
Was there something untrue about my comment or are you trying to be funny?
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order[/p][/quote]I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.[/p][/quote]i'm just saying that us and QPR are the standout teams in the division. Why, who else do you think is going to be better than us over 46 games? Burnley? Leicester, Forest? They are all the same for me- we are miles ahead of that dross[/p][/quote]Cardiff and Hull were in my opinion 'not better than us' last season but we still fished below them. You can't write off Forest or Reading and there's always a surprise package or 2. It's the toughest division in Europe so, in my opinion, it's not simple predicting who will go up.[/p][/quote]Seeing as forest have just acquired the services of NC how can anyone describe them as dross?! They were highly competitive at the Vic and are a force. As are Leicester and reading. Anyone who thinks its just us and QPR is deluded.[/p][/quote]too true mate. maybe around Feb/march time is ehen ee will know who the truly strong teams are. well done to Dychey at Burnley. he deserves some luck (but not too much) Hc[/p][/quote]well by March there will only be a few weeks left of the season, or perhaps you will wait till May before venturing an opinion?[/p][/quote]Was there something untrue about my comment or are you trying to be funny? Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -4

8:18pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Alfiesballs says...

Great atmosphere from the 800 or so yellows up there today. Looking good but keeping my feet on the ground.
Great atmosphere from the 800 or so yellows up there today. Looking good but keeping my feet on the ground. Alfiesballs
  • Score: 9

8:28pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Stoney77 says...

Boosey wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Lovely. Nothing better than a spanking win for Watford on a Saturday afternoon. GFZ now appears to have the luxury of being able to make 5 or 6 (maybe more!) changes without weakening the side, which was perhaps what made us miss out last year. Great to see Murray gettIng a start and looking like he is regaining the form that we saw from him in his electric debut season, credit to him too for changing his game and fitting into the new system. He is like a new signing, and of course he's one of our own. So we sit in 5th place, 2 points off 2nd, top scorers, and 1 loss in 9 all season: Hopefully the doom mongers who throw their toys out of the pram and criticise tactics, write off players, and think they know better, after just a couple of average results might learn to have a bit of patience. (Wishful thinking I guess) It's a soild start to the season, we have strength in depth, goals from all over the pitch, and are still funding our feet regarding our best starting XI. We are in a good place: let's enjoy it. COYH
Totally agree with your post but how much is it costing, funding our feet?
Sorry couldn't resist.
I'm sorry Boosey but humorous comments are not allowed on this forum. You clearly haven't learnt your lesson from the previous couple of days. I've marked your comment down, I'm sure you'll understand.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Lovely. Nothing better than a spanking win for Watford on a Saturday afternoon. GFZ now appears to have the luxury of being able to make 5 or 6 (maybe more!) changes without weakening the side, which was perhaps what made us miss out last year. Great to see Murray gettIng a start and looking like he is regaining the form that we saw from him in his electric debut season, credit to him too for changing his game and fitting into the new system. He is like a new signing, and of course he's one of our own. So we sit in 5th place, 2 points off 2nd, top scorers, and 1 loss in 9 all season: Hopefully the doom mongers who throw their toys out of the pram and criticise tactics, write off players, and think they know better, after just a couple of average results might learn to have a bit of patience. (Wishful thinking I guess) It's a soild start to the season, we have strength in depth, goals from all over the pitch, and are still funding our feet regarding our best starting XI. We are in a good place: let's enjoy it. COYH[/p][/quote]Totally agree with your post but how much is it costing, funding our feet? Sorry couldn't resist.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry Boosey but humorous comments are not allowed on this forum. You clearly haven't learnt your lesson from the previous couple of days. I've marked your comment down, I'm sure you'll understand. Stoney77
  • Score: -14

8:37pm Sat 21 Sep 13

DuffmanWFC says...

Great result today and the most important thing is that we took our chances and got some goals, which we have struggled to do recently.
Deeney and Fessi really needed a goal and Murray got some much needed game time too.
Anya has been amazing recently and he is becoming a fabulous player and is a shining example to every young footballer as he has had to work hard to get to where he is right now.
We have a great squad and we just needed the goals to kick start a bit of confidence which we were lacking, hopefully we can build on this.
I also think it'll be us and QPR as the top two, its not gonna be easy... Far from it but we are in a much better position then last season and we have made better improvements in my opinion then all the other sides in the championship.
Whatever happens I'm sure it'll be exciting and we will continue to play good football! Come on you orns!
Great result today and the most important thing is that we took our chances and got some goals, which we have struggled to do recently. Deeney and Fessi really needed a goal and Murray got some much needed game time too. Anya has been amazing recently and he is becoming a fabulous player and is a shining example to every young footballer as he has had to work hard to get to where he is right now. We have a great squad and we just needed the goals to kick start a bit of confidence which we were lacking, hopefully we can build on this. I also think it'll be us and QPR as the top two, its not gonna be easy... Far from it but we are in a much better position then last season and we have made better improvements in my opinion then all the other sides in the championship. Whatever happens I'm sure it'll be exciting and we will continue to play good football! Come on you orns! DuffmanWFC
  • Score: 6

8:51pm Sat 21 Sep 13

JohnnyBarnes says...

Stoney77 wrote:
Lovely. Nothing better than a spanking win for Watford on a Saturday afternoon. GFZ now appears to have the luxury of being able to make 5 or 6 (maybe more!) changes without weakening the side, which was perhaps what made us miss out last year.
Great to see Murray gettIng a start and looking like he is regaining the form that we saw from him in his electric debut season, credit to him too for changing his game and fitting into the new system. He is like a new signing, and of course he's one of our own.
So we sit in 5th place, 2 points off 2nd, top scorers, and 1 loss in 9 all season: Hopefully the doom mongers who throw their toys out of the pram and criticise tactics, write off players, and think they know better, after just a couple of average results might learn to have a bit of patience. (Wishful thinking I guess)
It's a soild start to the season, we have strength in depth, goals from all over the pitch, and are still funding our feet regarding our best starting XI. We are in a good place: let's enjoy it.
COYH
Spot on mate!
I used to wait for our team to be announced with at least a little trepidation; but now, Zola can pretty much name whoever he wants, all will have talent and all will have a point to prove.
Eight games in and, even given today's result, I don't believe we've played to our maximum yet... there's even more to come from this group, I'm certain of it.
Also, bang on about goals from all over the pitch - that's undoubtedly preferable to having a single goal machine up front.
Well done today boys!
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Lovely. Nothing better than a spanking win for Watford on a Saturday afternoon. GFZ now appears to have the luxury of being able to make 5 or 6 (maybe more!) changes without weakening the side, which was perhaps what made us miss out last year. Great to see Murray gettIng a start and looking like he is regaining the form that we saw from him in his electric debut season, credit to him too for changing his game and fitting into the new system. He is like a new signing, and of course he's one of our own. So we sit in 5th place, 2 points off 2nd, top scorers, and 1 loss in 9 all season: Hopefully the doom mongers who throw their toys out of the pram and criticise tactics, write off players, and think they know better, after just a couple of average results might learn to have a bit of patience. (Wishful thinking I guess) It's a soild start to the season, we have strength in depth, goals from all over the pitch, and are still funding our feet regarding our best starting XI. We are in a good place: let's enjoy it. COYH[/p][/quote]Spot on mate! I used to wait for our team to be announced with at least a little trepidation; but now, Zola can pretty much name whoever he wants, all will have talent and all will have a point to prove. Eight games in and, even given today's result, I don't believe we've played to our maximum yet... there's even more to come from this group, I'm certain of it. Also, bang on about goals from all over the pitch - that's undoubtedly preferable to having a single goal machine up front. Well done today boys! JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 14

8:54pm Sat 21 Sep 13

gloryhornet4 says...

BigRussMalta wrote:
i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)
Welcome back Russ.

I lived in Malta for 2 years & came back last year. Farewell to their one cricket ground and their one footie stadium. Farewell San Gwann & B'kara - I miss you NOT.

I also lived in Lincs and you can feel detached up there - so respect for getting out there and swelling the visitors end.
[quote][p][bold]BigRussMalta[/bold] wrote: i'm moving back to the UK tomorrow after nearly 20 yrs,i'll be in Lincolnshire but have around 10 decent away games earmaked up north,i'll see you guys around,enough respect to the 840 so away fans today,this is a massive boost,trust me when i say this,i cant **** wait to get back ;-)[/p][/quote]Welcome back Russ. I lived in Malta for 2 years & came back last year. Farewell to their one cricket ground and their one footie stadium. Farewell San Gwann & B'kara - I miss you NOT. I also lived in Lincs and you can feel detached up there - so respect for getting out there and swelling the visitors end. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 2

9:33pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Dr,Oftaw says...

SuperHorn wrote:
COYH. Great win! Good to see Anya and Forestieri on the score sheet
Good to see deeney on the scoresheet, may shut up a few clowns turning on him lately.
[quote][p][bold]SuperHorn[/bold] wrote: COYH. Great win! Good to see Anya and Forestieri on the score sheet[/p][/quote]Good to see deeney on the scoresheet, may shut up a few clowns turning on him lately. Dr,Oftaw
  • Score: 8

9:58pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Colin.Foster's.Left.Boot says...

Given that we are Championship top scorers by a mile, with a squad that we could not have dreamed of 18 months ago, can we put Vydra to bed now?!
Given that we are Championship top scorers by a mile, with a squad that we could not have dreamed of 18 months ago, can we put Vydra to bed now?! Colin.Foster's.Left.Boot
  • Score: 13

10:08pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Stoney77 says...

Colin.Foster's.Left.
Boot
wrote:
Given that we are Championship top scorers by a mile, with a squad that we could not have dreamed of 18 months ago, can we put Vydra to bed now?!
...and Assombalonga please?
[quote][p][bold]Colin.Foster's.Left. Boot[/bold] wrote: Given that we are Championship top scorers by a mile, with a squad that we could not have dreamed of 18 months ago, can we put Vydra to bed now?![/p][/quote]...and Assombalonga please? Stoney77
  • Score: 6

10:37pm Sat 21 Sep 13

Feff says...

Forget Vydra and Assomolonga. But don't forget Deeney. I know he scored but he a'nt the player he was last season, and he won't be till he can find a Vxxxx type partner alongside him. Forestieri and Fabbrini can't find him!
Forget Vydra and Assomolonga. But don't forget Deeney. I know he scored but he a'nt the player he was last season, and he won't be till he can find a Vxxxx type partner alongside him. Forestieri and Fabbrini can't find him! Feff
  • Score: -6

6:24am Sun 22 Sep 13

Boosey says...

Stoney77 wrote:
Boosey wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Lovely. Nothing better than a spanking win for Watford on a Saturday afternoon. GFZ now appears to have the luxury of being able to make 5 or 6 (maybe more!) changes without weakening the side, which was perhaps what made us miss out last year. Great to see Murray gettIng a start and looking like he is regaining the form that we saw from him in his electric debut season, credit to him too for changing his game and fitting into the new system. He is like a new signing, and of course he's one of our own. So we sit in 5th place, 2 points off 2nd, top scorers, and 1 loss in 9 all season: Hopefully the doom mongers who throw their toys out of the pram and criticise tactics, write off players, and think they know better, after just a couple of average results might learn to have a bit of patience. (Wishful thinking I guess) It's a soild start to the season, we have strength in depth, goals from all over the pitch, and are still funding our feet regarding our best starting XI. We are in a good place: let's enjoy it. COYH
Totally agree with your post but how much is it costing, funding our feet?
Sorry couldn't resist.
I'm sorry Boosey but humorous comments are not allowed on this forum. You clearly haven't learnt your lesson from the previous couple of days. I've marked your comment down, I'm sure you'll understand.
No worries but that information you and Lutondown know about regarding the new stand, I would keep it to yourself now. It's a shame really, cos it's always nice to say, I told you so!
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Lovely. Nothing better than a spanking win for Watford on a Saturday afternoon. GFZ now appears to have the luxury of being able to make 5 or 6 (maybe more!) changes without weakening the side, which was perhaps what made us miss out last year. Great to see Murray gettIng a start and looking like he is regaining the form that we saw from him in his electric debut season, credit to him too for changing his game and fitting into the new system. He is like a new signing, and of course he's one of our own. So we sit in 5th place, 2 points off 2nd, top scorers, and 1 loss in 9 all season: Hopefully the doom mongers who throw their toys out of the pram and criticise tactics, write off players, and think they know better, after just a couple of average results might learn to have a bit of patience. (Wishful thinking I guess) It's a soild start to the season, we have strength in depth, goals from all over the pitch, and are still funding our feet regarding our best starting XI. We are in a good place: let's enjoy it. COYH[/p][/quote]Totally agree with your post but how much is it costing, funding our feet? Sorry couldn't resist.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry Boosey but humorous comments are not allowed on this forum. You clearly haven't learnt your lesson from the previous couple of days. I've marked your comment down, I'm sure you'll understand.[/p][/quote]No worries but that information you and Lutondown know about regarding the new stand, I would keep it to yourself now. It's a shame really, cos it's always nice to say, I told you so! Boosey
  • Score: 5

6:47am Sun 22 Sep 13

SAHornet says...

Stoney77 wrote:
Colin.Foster's.Left.

Boot
wrote:
Given that we are Championship top scorers by a mile, with a squad that we could not have dreamed of 18 months ago, can we put Vydra to bed now?!
...and Assombalonga please?
....and Chalobah
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Colin.Foster's.Left. Boot[/bold] wrote: Given that we are Championship top scorers by a mile, with a squad that we could not have dreamed of 18 months ago, can we put Vydra to bed now?![/p][/quote]...and Assombalonga please?[/p][/quote]....and Chalobah SAHornet
  • Score: 14

7:13am Sun 22 Sep 13

northofwatfordpete says...

Stoney77 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order
I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.
Have to agree - Barnsley had plenty of good opportunities today but did not take them. We were very clinical but also a little fortunate not to concede more. Still a great result and good to see the squad slowly coming together. Proud to support this lot.
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: QPR have won 6 out of 7, all 1-0. You could say that's promotion form, or you could say they are gonna struggle when they start letting goals in. 5 different names on the scoresheet away from home for us today, I think we have more in our locker than them. Either way the top 2 will be QPR and Watford and the end of the season, just depends in which order[/p][/quote]I don't think it's quite that straight forward and my personal opinion is that we need to keep our feet on the ground. We need to sort out the individual errors at the back (e.g. Cassetti vs Forest, Belkalem vs Charlton, Iriney today) and perform for more than 45 minutes in games. If we can do this we are in with a fantastic chance. We are unstoppable when we are in sync going forward but need to tighten up at the back. We are not QPR, and with our team and formation we will never win 1-0 every week - somethingoif which I am very grateful as the football that we play is fantastic entertainment.[/p][/quote]Have to agree - Barnsley had plenty of good opportunities today but did not take them. We were very clinical but also a little fortunate not to concede more. Still a great result and good to see the squad slowly coming together. Proud to support this lot. northofwatfordpete
  • Score: 9

8:10am Sun 22 Sep 13

Paul Gadd says...

Great result- like GFZ said, they cost us 3 vital points last season.....how dare they beat us!
Forget Norwich.........we have to be on 'auto' mode this season
COYH!
Great result- like GFZ said, they cost us 3 vital points last season.....how dare they beat us! Forget Norwich.........we have to be on 'auto' mode this season COYH! Paul Gadd
  • Score: -3

8:14am Sun 22 Sep 13

StewartScullion says...

Colin.Foster's.Left.
Boot
wrote:
Given that we are Championship top scorers by a mile, with a squad that we could not have dreamed of 18 months ago, can we put Vydra to bed now?!
Agree with your comment however we still need a clinical striker
Up front with Troy(and who will replace him if injured or suspended)
I expected Vydra to return as Gianfranco brokered a way out
Of languishing in Udinese reserves
Personally I'd take him back as he proved he is
A perfect fit.Conversely he and his agent are responsible for
Watford not playing premiership football due to his
Sulking at not being able to join a premiership side in January
[quote][p][bold]Colin.Foster's.Left. Boot[/bold] wrote: Given that we are Championship top scorers by a mile, with a squad that we could not have dreamed of 18 months ago, can we put Vydra to bed now?![/p][/quote]Agree with your comment however we still need a clinical striker Up front with Troy(and who will replace him if injured or suspended) I expected Vydra to return as Gianfranco brokered a way out Of languishing in Udinese reserves Personally I'd take him back as he proved he is A perfect fit.Conversely he and his agent are responsible for Watford not playing premiership football due to his Sulking at not being able to join a premiership side in January StewartScullion
  • Score: -2

8:31am Sun 22 Sep 13

corbindallas says...

Good win and great to see Deeney on the score sheet, saw his face after McGugans goals last match and he looked a little dejected and who supplied him for his goal McGugan, now thats team work and hopefully this will make him feel more back to his old self, I think some of us put too much pressure on him and in truth he probably is doing the same to himself. Re talk of fast pace striker needed to support him, I don't think we need that ,we have a team capable of scoring from a number of different angles and need to adapt to that. Also I am glad Nathaniel is not back with us as feel we have enough players to do the job in midfield, without the new loanee, my only area of concern is defence, we need to gel and quickly as we are always looking to concede a goal or 2, maybe Brown will step up with more games, maybe he is waiting on Nos?? One point on team rotation but maybe just maybe Zola rated Barnsley a weaker team than others and thus choose some players to give them a run and chance to show themselves more, looking at his rotations last year he did the same with obviously mixed results like the Chalton game, and think he is doing it again albeit with better players. Finally when relaxed in the lead we take more shots at goal from distance and with Anya and Murray's goal both crackers from distance, Zola should encourage this more even if we are not leading as we have lots of players very capable from distance, sometimes I feel we are a bit Arsenalish in trying to thread a needle before we take a shot!
Good win and great to see Deeney on the score sheet, saw his face after McGugans goals last match and he looked a little dejected and who supplied him for his goal McGugan, now thats team work and hopefully this will make him feel more back to his old self, I think some of us put too much pressure on him and in truth he probably is doing the same to himself. Re talk of fast pace striker needed to support him, I don't think we need that ,we have a team capable of scoring from a number of different angles and need to adapt to that. Also I am glad Nathaniel is not back with us as feel we have enough players to do the job in midfield, without the new loanee, my only area of concern is defence, we need to gel and quickly as we are always looking to concede a goal or 2, maybe Brown will step up with more games, maybe he is waiting on Nos?? One point on team rotation but maybe just maybe Zola rated Barnsley a weaker team than others and thus choose some players to give them a run and chance to show themselves more, looking at his rotations last year he did the same with obviously mixed results like the Chalton game, and think he is doing it again albeit with better players. Finally when relaxed in the lead we take more shots at goal from distance and with Anya and Murray's goal both crackers from distance, Zola should encourage this more even if we are not leading as we have lots of players very capable from distance, sometimes I feel we are a bit Arsenalish in trying to thread a needle before we take a shot! corbindallas
  • Score: 5

10:19am Sun 22 Sep 13

demerit says...

Perhaps he has found his optimum team now....
Perhaps he has found his optimum team now.... demerit
  • Score: -1

11:14am Sun 22 Sep 13

WessexLad says...

Feff wrote:
Forget Vydra and Assomolonga. But don't forget Deeney. I know he scored but he a'nt the player he was last season, and he won't be till he can find a Vxxxx type partner alongside him. Forestieri and Fabbrini can't find him!
If you're looking for someone who can dribble the ball out of defence faster than the opposition can run, as Vydra used to do, then Ikechi would appear to be your man.
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: Forget Vydra and Assomolonga. But don't forget Deeney. I know he scored but he a'nt the player he was last season, and he won't be till he can find a Vxxxx type partner alongside him. Forestieri and Fabbrini can't find him![/p][/quote]If you're looking for someone who can dribble the ball out of defence faster than the opposition can run, as Vydra used to do, then Ikechi would appear to be your man. WessexLad
  • Score: 10

12:32pm Sun 22 Sep 13

neilhorn says...

WessexLad wrote:
Feff wrote:
Forget Vydra and Assomolonga. But don't forget Deeney. I know he scored but he a'nt the player he was last season, and he won't be till he can find a Vxxxx type partner alongside him. Forestieri and Fabbrini can't find him!
If you're looking for someone who can dribble the ball out of defence faster than the opposition can run, as Vydra used to do, then Ikechi would appear to be your man.
agree - keep hearing that 'we've got no pace', then I turn on the telly and see Anya running the length of the pitch at incredible speed, with the ball under control, and smash it into the back of the net. Looked pretty pacey to me
[quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: Forget Vydra and Assomolonga. But don't forget Deeney. I know he scored but he a'nt the player he was last season, and he won't be till he can find a Vxxxx type partner alongside him. Forestieri and Fabbrini can't find him![/p][/quote]If you're looking for someone who can dribble the ball out of defence faster than the opposition can run, as Vydra used to do, then Ikechi would appear to be your man.[/p][/quote]agree - keep hearing that 'we've got no pace', then I turn on the telly and see Anya running the length of the pitch at incredible speed, with the ball under control, and smash it into the back of the net. Looked pretty pacey to me neilhorn
  • Score: 12

4:32pm Sun 22 Sep 13

lutondown says...

Good to see the tool shed crew slapping their own backs!
They really are the Neros of this forum and proves to their brave cyber world minds the thumb is truly mightier than the sword!!
Spanners the lot of em
Lol
Good to see the tool shed crew slapping their own backs! They really are the Neros of this forum and proves to their brave cyber world minds the thumb is truly mightier than the sword!! Spanners the lot of em Lol lutondown
  • Score: -6

6:16pm Sun 22 Sep 13

soulfulhornet says...

Great win., and we are still a work in progress. Hope Murray gets a decent run and that Anya keeps tearing defences to shreds, although if he keeps this up there will be a few bigger clubs knocking on the door come January.
And we still have our best player, Abdi to come back!!!

Defence needs a little time but the constant rotation apart from Angella must be disconcerting for Almunia. Last season, I think we used 11 players at centre back, which is way too many. Need a settled trio there to develop understanding.
Great win., and we are still a work in progress. Hope Murray gets a decent run and that Anya keeps tearing defences to shreds, although if he keeps this up there will be a few bigger clubs knocking on the door come January. And we still have our best player, Abdi to come back!!! Defence needs a little time but the constant rotation apart from Angella must be disconcerting for Almunia. Last season, I think we used 11 players at centre back, which is way too many. Need a settled trio there to develop understanding. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 4

9:23pm Sun 22 Sep 13

WFC Italia says...

Top result for morale and goal difference, no matter what you think of Barnsley's current plight. From the match commentary on Hornet Player, it sounded like a solid job in all departments but I'll be interested to see the longer match highlights when they're uploaded: only thing us expat Horns can do, I'm afraid! Hope to be back in UK for Xmas and the QPR match! COYH.
Top result for morale and goal difference, no matter what you think of Barnsley's current plight. From the match commentary on Hornet Player, it sounded like a solid job in all departments but I'll be interested to see the longer match highlights when they're uploaded: only thing us expat Horns can do, I'm afraid! Hope to be back in UK for Xmas and the QPR match! COYH. WFC Italia
  • Score: 1

12:24am Mon 23 Sep 13

neilhorn says...

lutondown wrote:
Good to see the tool shed crew slapping their own backs!
They really are the Neros of this forum and proves to their brave cyber world minds the thumb is truly mightier than the sword!!
Spanners the lot of em
Lol
absolutely no idea what this guy is on about
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: Good to see the tool shed crew slapping their own backs! They really are the Neros of this forum and proves to their brave cyber world minds the thumb is truly mightier than the sword!! Spanners the lot of em Lol[/p][/quote]absolutely no idea what this guy is on about neilhorn
  • Score: 7

8:01am Mon 23 Sep 13

Hornet Cornet says...

neilhorn wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Good to see the tool shed crew slapping their own backs!
They really are the Neros of this forum and proves to their brave cyber world minds the thumb is truly mightier than the sword!!
Spanners the lot of em
Lol
absolutely no idea what this guy is on about
i too am a bit lost but to me, it is poetry and poetry is beautiful .i applaud you LD, Lady Ga Ga is my mum, i eat Pal Chum, a baboon has a red bum, a tarte is incomplete without a plum.

ta

HC
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: Good to see the tool shed crew slapping their own backs! They really are the Neros of this forum and proves to their brave cyber world minds the thumb is truly mightier than the sword!! Spanners the lot of em Lol[/p][/quote]absolutely no idea what this guy is on about[/p][/quote]i too am a bit lost but to me, it is poetry and poetry is beautiful .i applaud you LD, Lady Ga Ga is my mum, i eat Pal Chum, a baboon has a red bum, a tarte is incomplete without a plum. ta HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 2

9:40am Mon 23 Sep 13

corbindallas says...

Can I vote now for my player of the season now Ikechi Anyaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! Come on Zola try him as a striker.
Can I vote now for my player of the season now Ikechi Anyaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! Come on Zola try him as a striker. corbindallas
  • Score: 1

1:36pm Mon 23 Sep 13

abbotshornet says...

neilhorn wrote:
lutondown wrote: Good to see the tool shed crew slapping their own backs! They really are the Neros of this forum and proves to their brave cyber world minds the thumb is truly mightier than the sword!! Spanners the lot of em Lol
absolutely no idea what this guy is on about
Me neither, great away win for our team but some people would rather post some garbled nonsense about other posters, toolshed, Neros, what's that all about?
COYGB's
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: Good to see the tool shed crew slapping their own backs! They really are the Neros of this forum and proves to their brave cyber world minds the thumb is truly mightier than the sword!! Spanners the lot of em Lol[/p][/quote]absolutely no idea what this guy is on about[/p][/quote]Me neither, great away win for our team but some people would rather post some garbled nonsense about other posters, toolshed, Neros, what's that all about? COYGB's abbotshornet
  • Score: 2

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