Watford head coach Beppe Sannino says the Hornets took a 'step forward' during their pre-season friendly with Udinese

Hornets head coach Beppe Sannino. Picture: Action Images

Hornets head coach Beppe Sannino. Picture: Action Images

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Beppe Sannino says Watford’s display in their 2-2 friendly draw with Udinese was a step forward for the Hornets and admits his side looked more comfortable using a 3-5-2 formation.

A crowd of 11,085 turned out at Vicarage Road for the Golden Boys’ final match of their pre-season campaign.

The Hornets fell behind in the opening period when static defending from the hosts allowed Silvan Widmer room to place a header past Watford goalkeeper Hereulo Gomes.

A sumptuous Lewis McGugan free kick levelled the game in the second period but Udinese retook the lead through substitute Cyril Thereau.

But a header from Mathias Ranegie with ten minutes remaining secured a draw for the Hornets.

Sannino said prior to the contest that the friendly was the ideal test for his side ahead of next weekend's Championship opener with Bolton Wanderers.

 The Watford head coach was pleased with what he saw.

He said: “In this friendly match I saw a team that was more organised and also better in possession. “The players played well with the ball and, with respect to the other friendlies, this was a step forward for us.

“Today I am happy with everybody’s approach. The way the players approached this game was very good.”

When asked if he felt Watford looked more comfortable in their 3-5-2 system, rather than the 4-3-3 shape that had been used during pre-season, Sannino continued: “Sure, but the team know this system - it is very important that we have tried another system.

“In England you come up against 4-4-2 and 4-3-3, so we have to come up with another formation.

“The Championship is a long season and it is very important for us to know how to play two systems.

“We have one week to work. For every match there will be one system which I decide to play and that will depend on the opponent.”

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8:15pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Gusthehorn says...

We did ok, they had a fair bit of the ball, we'll need to up it Saturday.
We did ok, they had a fair bit of the ball, we'll need to up it Saturday. Gusthehorn
  • Score: 11

8:33pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Summer breeze says...

Lovely to get to watch this game, cannot wait for the Bolton! Good opponents, but we particularly did well once lazy Vydra left the field (and allegedly stomped off down the tunnel?). If he does not put in more effort he should not be picked. Yes, being fouled earned that wonderful Lewis McG goal, but Vydra should be doing more. Second half was much better, at times exciting! Great to have a squad which needs to fight for places 'Igloo' was very good. Things are looking positive! COYHs
Lovely to get to watch this game, cannot wait for the Bolton! Good opponents, but we particularly did well once lazy Vydra left the field (and allegedly stomped off down the tunnel?). If he does not put in more effort he should not be picked. Yes, being fouled earned that wonderful Lewis McG goal, but Vydra should be doing more. Second half was much better, at times exciting! Great to have a squad which needs to fight for places 'Igloo' was very good. Things are looking positive! COYHs Summer breeze
  • Score: 9

8:53pm Sat 2 Aug 14

parkhouse hornet says...

Most impressed with Ighalo, looks very exciting and seems to really want to do well for the club.
Vydra's body language wasn't good today, but all round some very encouraging performances and play-offs is a minimum expectation with the squad that's been assembled.
Happy days at The Vic!!
Most impressed with Ighalo, looks very exciting and seems to really want to do well for the club. Vydra's body language wasn't good today, but all round some very encouraging performances and play-offs is a minimum expectation with the squad that's been assembled. Happy days at The Vic!! parkhouse hornet
  • Score: 23

9:21pm Sat 2 Aug 14

jasonwatford says...

Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....
Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back..... jasonwatford
  • Score: 31

9:30pm Sat 2 Aug 14

kevhenderson says...

Summer breeze wrote:
Lovely to get to watch this game, cannot wait for the Bolton! Good opponents, but we particularly did well once lazy Vydra left the field (and allegedly stomped off down the tunnel?). If he does not put in more effort he should not be picked. Yes, being fouled earned that wonderful Lewis McG goal, but Vydra should be doing more. Second half was much better, at times exciting! Great to have a squad which needs to fight for places 'Igloo' was very good. Things are looking positive! COYHs
Vydra didn't stomp off down the tunnel. He initially sat down next to the bench, but was then ushered down the tunnel with Anya.
[quote][p][bold]Summer breeze[/bold] wrote: Lovely to get to watch this game, cannot wait for the Bolton! Good opponents, but we particularly did well once lazy Vydra left the field (and allegedly stomped off down the tunnel?). If he does not put in more effort he should not be picked. Yes, being fouled earned that wonderful Lewis McG goal, but Vydra should be doing more. Second half was much better, at times exciting! Great to have a squad which needs to fight for places 'Igloo' was very good. Things are looking positive! COYHs[/p][/quote]Vydra didn't stomp off down the tunnel. He initially sat down next to the bench, but was then ushered down the tunnel with Anya. kevhenderson
  • Score: 23

9:38pm Sat 2 Aug 14

1\1881 says...

We are going to tear Bolton apart and set fire to the championship - this season is OUR season - forza u horns
We are going to tear Bolton apart and set fire to the championship - this season is OUR season - forza u horns 1\1881
  • Score: 9

10:03pm Sat 2 Aug 14

SAHornet says...

1\1881 wrote:
We are going to tear Bolton apart and set fire to the championship - this season is OUR season - forza u horns
Many hoping for it but you are one of the very few that seems not to have learned lessons from previous seasons. Suggest some caution to start with and just see how the first 10/15 games go. Humble pie don't taste too good, my pal !
[quote][p][bold]1\1881[/bold] wrote: We are going to tear Bolton apart and set fire to the championship - this season is OUR season - forza u horns[/p][/quote]Many hoping for it but you are one of the very few that seems not to have learned lessons from previous seasons. Suggest some caution to start with and just see how the first 10/15 games go. Humble pie don't taste too good, my pal ! SAHornet
  • Score: 21

10:16pm Sat 2 Aug 14

D.unstable says...

I'm not sure what some were watching when talking about Vydra, was maybe lacking a little of the fluidity that comes with playing week in week out, but I see plenty of work rate, was unlucky a few things didn't come off and not sure he is being played in the best position, but no complaints from me, he's not superman!!!

The team as a whole lacked pace in the final third, as if they are waiting for extra bodies to join in play, whereas Vydra is a player who needs the ball in front of him to run on to, not a back to goal striker. If anything it's like having an Aston Martin but not knowing how to drive it, can't blame the player.

Ighalo looks like he can make an impact, showed a lot in the short time he was on. Couldn't fault Gomes for the goals and made a couple of good saves.

Tamas obviously likes to get forward but appeared not to be winning any friends at the back when often caught out of position.

A tasty looking squad that we have, with the likes of Forrestieri and Parides still to come in. Can't wait!!!
I'm not sure what some were watching when talking about Vydra, was maybe lacking a little of the fluidity that comes with playing week in week out, but I see plenty of work rate, was unlucky a few things didn't come off and not sure he is being played in the best position, but no complaints from me, he's not superman!!! The team as a whole lacked pace in the final third, as if they are waiting for extra bodies to join in play, whereas Vydra is a player who needs the ball in front of him to run on to, not a back to goal striker. If anything it's like having an Aston Martin but not knowing how to drive it, can't blame the player. Ighalo looks like he can make an impact, showed a lot in the short time he was on. Couldn't fault Gomes for the goals and made a couple of good saves. Tamas obviously likes to get forward but appeared not to be winning any friends at the back when often caught out of position. A tasty looking squad that we have, with the likes of Forrestieri and Parides still to come in. Can't wait!!! D.unstable
  • Score: 22

11:16pm Sat 2 Aug 14

lockerbiehornet says...

Massive respect to the 11,000 Glory Hornets who were there today, you don;t know how lucky you are,. Well done all, we have a guvnor club don't we?
Massive respect to the 11,000 Glory Hornets who were there today, you don;t know how lucky you are,. Well done all, we have a guvnor club don't we? lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 9

11:20pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Bush Hornet says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....
Spot on. Can't believe people are on his back just because he didn't give a MOM performance for a pre season friendly.
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....[/p][/quote]Spot on. Can't believe people are on his back just because he didn't give a MOM performance for a pre season friendly. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 24

11:32pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Bringe says...

Vydra never has many chances, he's not that sort of player but when he does his ratio is brilliant. He was well marshalled today by a defence who's quality he'll not have to face all season but even then his threat and clever play made room for others ... Unless you really know what you're talking about then lay off him, his time will come.

Lot's of positives today and hopefully we've seen the last of playing a back four, we simply don't have good enough fullbacks. Maybe once Paredes has joined but even then IMO it will be too lopsided.

And finally, welcome back Diego Fabbrini, finally it looks like you've twigged that it's a team game, I really hope for your sake that this lasts.
Vydra never has many chances, he's not that sort of player but when he does his ratio is brilliant. He was well marshalled today by a defence who's quality he'll not have to face all season but even then his threat and clever play made room for others ... Unless you really know what you're talking about then lay off him, his time will come. Lot's of positives today and hopefully we've seen the last of playing a back four, we simply don't have good enough fullbacks. Maybe once Paredes has joined but even then IMO it will be too lopsided. And finally, welcome back Diego Fabbrini, finally it looks like you've twigged that it's a team game, I really hope for your sake that this lasts. Bringe
  • Score: 22

4:24am Sun 3 Aug 14

PozzoHornet says...

OK, firstly, it was definitely Pudil who scored the second, not Ranegie. Secondly, everyone calm down. As with last year when we played Granada, please keep in mind that Udinese are at the start of their pre-season and clearly out of shape - they looked knackered at the end of the game. We put in a decent performance against a decent team, but they are only a bit better than Rubin Kazan, who got to the Europa League QFs in the 12/13 season.

Ekstrand put in a reassuring performance at the back coming up with some important tackles, while Ighalo and Fabbrini impressed off the bench.

Vydra was fine and played some nice passes, and on a couple of occasions could have been through on goal but for an unfortunate run of the ball and McGugan choosing to overhit a pass to Anya instead. He took on his man well at times and chased someone back to the halfway line once.

Having said all that though, he was not as involved in the game as he could have been. Then again neither was Deeney. The reason being we weren't very fluent in midfield. Andrews for all his defensive solidity couldn't pass the ball with the speed and accuracy that Tozser brings to the role. That's the trade off I guess.

Abdi and McGugan don't seem to play well together imo. Abdi is at his best as the lone attacking midfielder but has to drop deeper when McGugan is in the team. In Watford 2012/13 money, Andrews is playing the Hogg role with less energy, Abdi is playing the Chalobah role with less defensive steel, and McGugan is playing the Abdi role with less creativity.

Solution: Move Abdi further forward and replace McGugan for Murray or Batto (Batto for me) and obviously switch Andrews for Tozser. For those that cite McGugan's goal threat as a warrant for his inclusion from the start, I remind you of Abdi's 12 from 2 seasons ago, as well as 10 assists, doubling McGugan's total of 5 last season. McGugan is, for me, a sub to rotate with Abdi, not someone to play alongside him.

Finally, a word on Fabbrini. He was undoubtedly good today in what looked like a free role behind the front 2 and I've been told he's looked good in other pre-season games. But I again remind you of last season's pre-season friendly against Granada in which he scored that corker from outside the box into the top corner and generally ran the show. We all know what happened once the season got underway and perhaps today he was merely taking advantage of tired legs. The jury remains out for me until the season is well underway.
OK, firstly, it was definitely Pudil who scored the second, not Ranegie. Secondly, everyone calm down. As with last year when we played Granada, please keep in mind that Udinese are at the start of their pre-season and clearly out of shape - they looked knackered at the end of the game. We put in a decent performance against a decent team, but they are only a bit better than Rubin Kazan, who got to the Europa League QFs in the 12/13 season. Ekstrand put in a reassuring performance at the back coming up with some important tackles, while Ighalo and Fabbrini impressed off the bench. Vydra was fine and played some nice passes, and on a couple of occasions could have been through on goal but for an unfortunate run of the ball and McGugan choosing to overhit a pass to Anya instead. He took on his man well at times and chased someone back to the halfway line once. Having said all that though, he was not as involved in the game as he could have been. Then again neither was Deeney. The reason being we weren't very fluent in midfield. Andrews for all his defensive solidity couldn't pass the ball with the speed and accuracy that Tozser brings to the role. That's the trade off I guess. Abdi and McGugan don't seem to play well together imo. Abdi is at his best as the lone attacking midfielder but has to drop deeper when McGugan is in the team. In Watford 2012/13 money, Andrews is playing the Hogg role with less energy, Abdi is playing the Chalobah role with less defensive steel, and McGugan is playing the Abdi role with less creativity. Solution: Move Abdi further forward and replace McGugan for Murray or Batto (Batto for me) and obviously switch Andrews for Tozser. For those that cite McGugan's goal threat as a warrant for his inclusion from the start, I remind you of Abdi's 12 from 2 seasons ago, as well as 10 assists, doubling McGugan's total of 5 last season. McGugan is, for me, a sub to rotate with Abdi, not someone to play alongside him. Finally, a word on Fabbrini. He was undoubtedly good today in what looked like a free role behind the front 2 and I've been told he's looked good in other pre-season games. But I again remind you of last season's pre-season friendly against Granada in which he scored that corker from outside the box into the top corner and generally ran the show. We all know what happened once the season got underway and perhaps today he was merely taking advantage of tired legs. The jury remains out for me until the season is well underway. PozzoHornet
  • Score: -3

6:13am Sun 3 Aug 14

lutondown says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....
Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday.
Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge.
He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat.
Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....[/p][/quote]Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday. Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge. He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat. Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his lutondown
  • Score: 5

6:16am Sun 3 Aug 14

lutondown says...

SAHornet wrote:
1\1881 wrote:
We are going to tear Bolton apart and set fire to the championship - this season is OUR season - forza u horns
Many hoping for it but you are one of the very few that seems not to have learned lessons from previous seasons. Suggest some caution to start with and just see how the first 10/15 games go. Humble pie don't taste too good, my pal !
It does, I eat it all the time. I just don't admit it.
How's Dave :-) ?
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1\1881[/bold] wrote: We are going to tear Bolton apart and set fire to the championship - this season is OUR season - forza u horns[/p][/quote]Many hoping for it but you are one of the very few that seems not to have learned lessons from previous seasons. Suggest some caution to start with and just see how the first 10/15 games go. Humble pie don't taste too good, my pal ![/p][/quote]It does, I eat it all the time. I just don't admit it. How's Dave :-) ? lutondown
  • Score: -1

7:20am Sun 3 Aug 14

bristol hornet says...

lutondown wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....
Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday.
Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge.
He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat.
Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his
You'll look good with your red nose and matching "I Love Bas" red helmet....but then again you're so ugly that any small improvement is welcome!

Have you taken down the "I Love Bas" banner from your salon yet baldy?
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....[/p][/quote]Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday. Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge. He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat. Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his[/p][/quote]You'll look good with your red nose and matching "I Love Bas" red helmet....but then again you're so ugly that any small improvement is welcome! Have you taken down the "I Love Bas" banner from your salon yet baldy? bristol hornet
  • Score: -15

8:30am Sun 3 Aug 14

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

Gusthehorn wrote:
We did ok, they had a fair bit of the ball, we'll need to up it Saturday.
Well clearly we will as this was still a pre season friendly.
People get far too carried away with friendlies..... It will be a whole different ball game come Saturday and we will be ready.
[quote][p][bold]Gusthehorn[/bold] wrote: We did ok, they had a fair bit of the ball, we'll need to up it Saturday.[/p][/quote]Well clearly we will as this was still a pre season friendly. People get far too carried away with friendlies..... It will be a whole different ball game come Saturday and we will be ready. Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
  • Score: 5

8:37am Sun 3 Aug 14

buckler says...

lutondown wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....
Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday.
Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge.
He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat.
Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his
You won't get to see the clown in a red nose .. He'll be gone by end of September .
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....[/p][/quote]Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday. Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge. He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat. Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his[/p][/quote]You won't get to see the clown in a red nose .. He'll be gone by end of September . buckler
  • Score: 4

8:56am Sun 3 Aug 14

D.unstable says...

lutondown wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....
Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday.
Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge.
He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat.
Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his
Couldn't have put it any better LD, somebody watching the same game!!!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....[/p][/quote]Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday. Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge. He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat. Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his[/p][/quote]Couldn't have put it any better LD, somebody watching the same game!!! D.unstable
  • Score: -3

8:58am Sun 3 Aug 14

SAHornet says...

lutondown wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
1\1881 wrote:
We are going to tear Bolton apart and set fire to the championship - this season is OUR season - forza u horns
Many hoping for it but you are one of the very few that seems not to have learned lessons from previous seasons. Suggest some caution to start with and just see how the first 10/15 games go. Humble pie don't taste too good, my pal !
It does, I eat it all the time. I just don't admit it.
How's Dave :-) ?
He's fine mate, thanks. Your comments still make me laugh. Prob wont have the funds to come over this season but when I do, WHSC for canape's and drinkie poos ????
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1\1881[/bold] wrote: We are going to tear Bolton apart and set fire to the championship - this season is OUR season - forza u horns[/p][/quote]Many hoping for it but you are one of the very few that seems not to have learned lessons from previous seasons. Suggest some caution to start with and just see how the first 10/15 games go. Humble pie don't taste too good, my pal ![/p][/quote]It does, I eat it all the time. I just don't admit it. How's Dave :-) ?[/p][/quote]He's fine mate, thanks. Your comments still make me laugh. Prob wont have the funds to come over this season but when I do, WHSC for canape's and drinkie poos ???? SAHornet
  • Score: -3

9:02am Sun 3 Aug 14

SAHornet says...

bristol hornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....
Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday.
Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge.
He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat.
Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his
You'll look good with your red nose and matching "I Love Bas" red helmet....but then again you're so ugly that any small improvement is welcome!

Have you taken down the "I Love Bas" banner from your salon yet baldy?
Speaking of "IluvBas" and "Basmakesmemoist", how you doing Brizzle?
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....[/p][/quote]Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday. Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge. He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat. Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his[/p][/quote]You'll look good with your red nose and matching "I Love Bas" red helmet....but then again you're so ugly that any small improvement is welcome! Have you taken down the "I Love Bas" banner from your salon yet baldy?[/p][/quote]Speaking of "IluvBas" and "Basmakesmemoist", how you doing Brizzle? SAHornet
  • Score: -1

9:45am Sun 3 Aug 14

bristol hornet says...

SAHornet wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....
Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday.
Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge.
He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat.
Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his
You'll look good with your red nose and matching "I Love Bas" red helmet....but then again you're so ugly that any small improvement is welcome!

Have you taken down the "I Love Bas" banner from your salon yet baldy?
Speaking of "IluvBas" and "Basmakesmemoist", how you doing Brizzle?
I am doing fine thanks my old SA buddie.

You normally talk a lot of sense on this forum and I often give you a "thumbs up". Shame you are so friendly with Buckler and LD who are so quick to criticise WFC and in particular their managers and goalkeepers.

They were very quick to criticise Sean Dyche, and had to eat a lot of your humble pie when he did so well at the Vic before his glory season with Burnley last year.

BTW, I am not the Bas lover they keep referring to, but if they want to continue "the debate" I am happy to respond.

See you at Wembley again. Maybe LD can get you a ticket like last time?
On second thoughts, i want automatic promotion this season, not the glory of the play offs!
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....[/p][/quote]Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday. Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge. He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat. Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his[/p][/quote]You'll look good with your red nose and matching "I Love Bas" red helmet....but then again you're so ugly that any small improvement is welcome! Have you taken down the "I Love Bas" banner from your salon yet baldy?[/p][/quote]Speaking of "IluvBas" and "Basmakesmemoist", how you doing Brizzle?[/p][/quote]I am doing fine thanks my old SA buddie. You normally talk a lot of sense on this forum and I often give you a "thumbs up". Shame you are so friendly with Buckler and LD who are so quick to criticise WFC and in particular their managers and goalkeepers. They were very quick to criticise Sean Dyche, and had to eat a lot of your humble pie when he did so well at the Vic before his glory season with Burnley last year. BTW, I am not the Bas lover they keep referring to, but if they want to continue "the debate" I am happy to respond. See you at Wembley again. Maybe LD can get you a ticket like last time? On second thoughts, i want automatic promotion this season, not the glory of the play offs! bristol hornet
  • Score: -1

10:15am Sun 3 Aug 14

VOReason says...

D.unstable wrote:
lutondown wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....
Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday.
Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge.
He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat.
Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his
Couldn't have put it any better LD, somebody watching the same game!!!
Certainly agree on ighalo and Fabs, although rightly or wrongly Fabs will still be lucky to get any minutes v Bolton. With anya dyer ighalo vydra abdi mcgugan Deeney fessi and probably ranegie ahead of him for various attacking positions in either 4 3 3 or 5 3 2.

For me first half wasn't great, service to front two was average but vydras body language was a touch concerning!
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....[/p][/quote]Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday. Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge. He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat. Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his[/p][/quote]Couldn't have put it any better LD, somebody watching the same game!!![/p][/quote]Certainly agree on ighalo and Fabs, although rightly or wrongly Fabs will still be lucky to get any minutes v Bolton. With anya dyer ighalo vydra abdi mcgugan Deeney fessi and probably ranegie ahead of him for various attacking positions in either 4 3 3 or 5 3 2. For me first half wasn't great, service to front two was average but vydras body language was a touch concerning! VOReason
  • Score: -2

10:36am Sun 3 Aug 14

lutondown says...

bristol hornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....
Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday.
Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge.
He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat.
Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his
You'll look good with your red nose and matching "I Love Bas" red helmet....but then again you're so ugly that any small improvement is welcome!

Have you taken down the "I Love Bas" banner from your salon yet baldy?
Hello tool
The salon awaits you
Sweeney Todd is doing the shaves for you Bristol(s) you mammary gland you
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....[/p][/quote]Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday. Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge. He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat. Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his[/p][/quote]You'll look good with your red nose and matching "I Love Bas" red helmet....but then again you're so ugly that any small improvement is welcome! Have you taken down the "I Love Bas" banner from your salon yet baldy?[/p][/quote]Hello tool The salon awaits you Sweeney Todd is doing the shaves for you Bristol(s) you mammary gland you lutondown
  • Score: -1

10:46am Sun 3 Aug 14

Shoooooot says...

What magnificent crowd for a friendly! God positive energy & enthusiasm for the new season. I just can't understand why people keep knocking McGugan. I thought he was excellent throughout - industrious & hard working, running all over the field & looking for the incisive pass. His goal was simply superb. Matty got a huge welcome back - I hope he gives it his all this season - otherwise it looks as if 'Igloo' will be chasing his tail! Fabrini has some incredible skills - surely a few pukka pies can give him the bulk to stay on his feet this sason?! Anya had one great run down the line which makes me wonder why he doesn't do it more often. With Toz coming back in, new season shaping up well COYH!!
What magnificent crowd for a friendly! God positive energy & enthusiasm for the new season. I just can't understand why people keep knocking McGugan. I thought he was excellent throughout - industrious & hard working, running all over the field & looking for the incisive pass. His goal was simply superb. Matty got a huge welcome back - I hope he gives it his all this season - otherwise it looks as if 'Igloo' will be chasing his tail! Fabrini has some incredible skills - surely a few pukka pies can give him the bulk to stay on his feet this sason?! Anya had one great run down the line which makes me wonder why he doesn't do it more often. With Toz coming back in, new season shaping up well COYH!! Shoooooot
  • Score: 2

10:52am Sun 3 Aug 14

Shoooooot says...

What a magnificent crowd for a friendly! Bodes well for a season of enthusiasm & optimism. I can't understand why people keep knocking McGugan. I thought he was industrious, hard working, ran all over the pitch & was always looking for the incisive pass all afternoon. His goal was simply superb. Matty got a great welcome back - I hope he settles in & returns the trust otherwise 'Igloo' will be chasing his tail! Anya had one great run down the line - why doesn't he do that more often?! Fabrini was sublime at times - what an enigma he is - but I reckon a intensive diet of pukka pies might help him stay on his feet this season! With Toz back in on Sat, I am feeling positive. COYH!!
What a magnificent crowd for a friendly! Bodes well for a season of enthusiasm & optimism. I can't understand why people keep knocking McGugan. I thought he was industrious, hard working, ran all over the pitch & was always looking for the incisive pass all afternoon. His goal was simply superb. Matty got a great welcome back - I hope he settles in & returns the trust otherwise 'Igloo' will be chasing his tail! Anya had one great run down the line - why doesn't he do that more often?! Fabrini was sublime at times - what an enigma he is - but I reckon a intensive diet of pukka pies might help him stay on his feet this season! With Toz back in on Sat, I am feeling positive. COYH!! Shoooooot
  • Score: 0

11:18am Sun 3 Aug 14

bristol hornet says...

lutondown wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....
Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday.
Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge.
He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat.
Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his
You'll look good with your red nose and matching "I Love Bas" red helmet....but then again you're so ugly that any small improvement is welcome!

Have you taken down the "I Love Bas" banner from your salon yet baldy?
Hello tool
The salon awaits you
Sweeney Todd is doing the shaves for you Bristol(s) you mammary gland you
I think you and Buckler need the razor before the pair of you shine each other's bald heads!

And rumour has it that you now have a prayer mat where the two of you kneel every day at the salon to worship the Red Helmet and the "I Love Bas" banner!

What a pair of numpties!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....[/p][/quote]Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday. Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge. He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat. Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his[/p][/quote]You'll look good with your red nose and matching "I Love Bas" red helmet....but then again you're so ugly that any small improvement is welcome! Have you taken down the "I Love Bas" banner from your salon yet baldy?[/p][/quote]Hello tool The salon awaits you Sweeney Todd is doing the shaves for you Bristol(s) you mammary gland you[/p][/quote]I think you and Buckler need the razor before the pair of you shine each other's bald heads! And rumour has it that you now have a prayer mat where the two of you kneel every day at the salon to worship the Red Helmet and the "I Love Bas" banner! What a pair of numpties! bristol hornet
  • Score: -5

4:06pm Sun 3 Aug 14

SAHornet says...

Shoooooot wrote:
What a magnificent crowd for a friendly! Bodes well for a season of enthusiasm & optimism. I can't understand why people keep knocking McGugan. I thought he was industrious, hard working, ran all over the pitch & was always looking for the incisive pass all afternoon. His goal was simply superb. Matty got a great welcome back - I hope he settles in & returns the trust otherwise 'Igloo' will be chasing his tail! Anya had one great run down the line - why doesn't he do that more often?! Fabrini was sublime at times - what an enigma he is - but I reckon a intensive diet of pukka pies might help him stay on his feet this season! With Toz back in on Sat, I am feeling positive. COYH!!
Shoooooot, bet you were frustrated when your first post went missing. Probably due to the pop-up ads you have to endure. I got so fed up losing posts as I submitted them that I downloaded Adblock Plus. It's free and now I don't lose any submissions. Hope it helps you.
[quote][p][bold]Shoooooot[/bold] wrote: What a magnificent crowd for a friendly! Bodes well for a season of enthusiasm & optimism. I can't understand why people keep knocking McGugan. I thought he was industrious, hard working, ran all over the pitch & was always looking for the incisive pass all afternoon. His goal was simply superb. Matty got a great welcome back - I hope he settles in & returns the trust otherwise 'Igloo' will be chasing his tail! Anya had one great run down the line - why doesn't he do that more often?! Fabrini was sublime at times - what an enigma he is - but I reckon a intensive diet of pukka pies might help him stay on his feet this season! With Toz back in on Sat, I am feeling positive. COYH!![/p][/quote]Shoooooot, bet you were frustrated when your first post went missing. Probably due to the pop-up ads you have to endure. I got so fed up losing posts as I submitted them that I downloaded Adblock Plus. It's free and now I don't lose any submissions. Hope it helps you. SAHornet
  • Score: 0

6:48pm Sun 3 Aug 14

lutondown says...

bristol hornet wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....
Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday.
Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge.
He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat.
Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his
You'll look good with your red nose and matching "I Love Bas" red helmet....but then again you're so ugly that any small improvement is welcome!

Have you taken down the "I Love Bas" banner from your salon yet baldy?
Speaking of "IluvBas" and "Basmakesmemoist", how you doing Brizzle?
I am doing fine thanks my old SA buddie.

You normally talk a lot of sense on this forum and I often give you a "thumbs up". Shame you are so friendly with Buckler and LD who are so quick to criticise WFC and in particular their managers and goalkeepers.

They were very quick to criticise Sean Dyche, and had to eat a lot of your humble pie when he did so well at the Vic before his glory season with Burnley last year.

BTW, I am not the Bas lover they keep referring to, but if they want to continue "the debate" I am happy to respond.

See you at Wembley again. Maybe LD can get you a ticket like last time?
On second thoughts, i want automatic promotion this season, not the glory of the play offs!
Oh yes you are Ilovebas....and I think I've got an idea who you are.in reality. But like you my bible quoting nemesis I too have a long memory. You were a tool then a tool now and know what? You'll be a tool tomorrow.
The more you post the more you give yourself away. Ugly? I am...bald? I am,gin and tonics? Only when there's no beer or red to sup...help fellow fans get important match day tickets? I hold my hands up...you see I'm not just a faceless poster tool, I've given my email address, my watering hole and as you say I'm so ugly I'm hard not to miss...come on and man up, or be that faceless tool for life...a drink awaits you at the salon....I mean saloon
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Lay off Vydra , his passing and ability to pick a player is still there , his speed is great and time will bring him back to the goals. Love a player and he will return it back.....[/p][/quote]Vydra had to go get his own balls, mcgugan and anya constantly failed to pass to him when he was in space. Igahlo looks a shoe in. Fabrinni in my team everyday. Seen every pre season game and my conclusion is we have a great squad with a clown in charge. He will suppress the individual genius as he is an autocrat. Can't wait for Red Nose Day, he'll look great in his[/p][/quote]You'll look good with your red nose and matching "I Love Bas" red helmet....but then again you're so ugly that any small improvement is welcome! Have you taken down the "I Love Bas" banner from your salon yet baldy?[/p][/quote]Speaking of "IluvBas" and "Basmakesmemoist", how you doing Brizzle?[/p][/quote]I am doing fine thanks my old SA buddie. You normally talk a lot of sense on this forum and I often give you a "thumbs up". Shame you are so friendly with Buckler and LD who are so quick to criticise WFC and in particular their managers and goalkeepers. They were very quick to criticise Sean Dyche, and had to eat a lot of your humble pie when he did so well at the Vic before his glory season with Burnley last year. BTW, I am not the Bas lover they keep referring to, but if they want to continue "the debate" I am happy to respond. See you at Wembley again. Maybe LD can get you a ticket like last time? On second thoughts, i want automatic promotion this season, not the glory of the play offs![/p][/quote]Oh yes you are Ilovebas....and I think I've got an idea who you are.in reality. But like you my bible quoting nemesis I too have a long memory. You were a tool then a tool now and know what? You'll be a tool tomorrow. The more you post the more you give yourself away. Ugly? I am...bald? I am,gin and tonics? Only when there's no beer or red to sup...help fellow fans get important match day tickets? I hold my hands up...you see I'm not just a faceless poster tool, I've given my email address, my watering hole and as you say I'm so ugly I'm hard not to miss...come on and man up, or be that faceless tool for life...a drink awaits you at the salon....I mean saloon lutondown
  • Score: 1

8:50am Mon 4 Aug 14

Shoooooot says...

SAHornet wrote:
Shoooooot wrote:
What a magnificent crowd for a friendly! Bodes well for a season of enthusiasm & optimism. I can't understand why people keep knocking McGugan. I thought he was industrious, hard working, ran all over the pitch & was always looking for the incisive pass all afternoon. His goal was simply superb. Matty got a great welcome back - I hope he settles in & returns the trust otherwise 'Igloo' will be chasing his tail! Anya had one great run down the line - why doesn't he do that more often?! Fabrini was sublime at times - what an enigma he is - but I reckon a intensive diet of pukka pies might help him stay on his feet this season! With Toz back in on Sat, I am feeling positive. COYH!!
Shoooooot, bet you were frustrated when your first post went missing. Probably due to the pop-up ads you have to endure. I got so fed up losing posts as I submitted them that I downloaded Adblock Plus. It's free and now I don't lose any submissions. Hope it helps you.
Good call SAHornet & worth knowing but have to confess it was my own fault. Closed it without sending & thought I'd lost it but it re-appeared when I sent in the second one. Frustrating trying to remember what wrote - not to say embarrassing!!
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoooooot[/bold] wrote: What a magnificent crowd for a friendly! Bodes well for a season of enthusiasm & optimism. I can't understand why people keep knocking McGugan. I thought he was industrious, hard working, ran all over the pitch & was always looking for the incisive pass all afternoon. His goal was simply superb. Matty got a great welcome back - I hope he settles in & returns the trust otherwise 'Igloo' will be chasing his tail! Anya had one great run down the line - why doesn't he do that more often?! Fabrini was sublime at times - what an enigma he is - but I reckon a intensive diet of pukka pies might help him stay on his feet this season! With Toz back in on Sat, I am feeling positive. COYH!![/p][/quote]Shoooooot, bet you were frustrated when your first post went missing. Probably due to the pop-up ads you have to endure. I got so fed up losing posts as I submitted them that I downloaded Adblock Plus. It's free and now I don't lose any submissions. Hope it helps you.[/p][/quote]Good call SAHornet & worth knowing but have to confess it was my own fault. Closed it without sending & thought I'd lost it but it re-appeared when I sent in the second one. Frustrating trying to remember what wrote - not to say embarrassing!! Shoooooot
  • Score: 3

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