Watford head coach Beppe Sannino says his side must have 'one personality' whether they are playing home or away

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Hornets head coach Beppe Sannino says his Watford side must have “one personality” whether they are playing at Vicarage Road or away from home.

The Golden Boys’ first trip of their Championship campaign takes them to Norfolk tomorrow to face Norwich City, who were relegated from the Premier League last season.

Watford struggled on the road in the previous campaign. They recorded just four away victories and had the seventh worst record in the league.

Sannino is hoping that changes and believes his players are confident after recording a 3-0 win against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday and overcoming Stevenage 1-0 in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

He said: “I would like Watford to have one personality whether we are playing at home or away. I want to see the same performance.

“I don’t want a team that wins at home and but loses away. We must do a good job and we must have the same personality no matter if we are at Vicarage Road or somewhere else.”

Sannino added: “I believe my players have confidence. When a player gains confidence then whether they play against Stevenage or against Norwich, it means they are a good player.”

Norwich’s Championship opening weekend ended with a 1-0 defeat to newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

Sannino is wary of the threat Norwich will pose to his side and believes their defeat to Wolves could provide the Yellows with extra motivation.

He said: “Norwich lost their first match of the season so the difficulty for us is they will be an angry team. They will be playing in front of their fans for the first time this season so will want to get a good result.

“I believe it will be a very, very good match for both sets of supporters.”

 

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7:43am Fri 15 Aug 14

rayman01 says...

We need to strong in the last 20 minutes of away matches this season if we are to pick up enough points on the road. Norwich will be a great place to start. A draw would be very welcome. COYHs!
We need to strong in the last 20 minutes of away matches this season if we are to pick up enough points on the road. Norwich will be a great place to start. A draw would be very welcome. COYHs! rayman01
  • Score: 20

7:44am Fri 15 Aug 14

WessexLad says...

And when we do take our home, attacking personality away, and get on top, we need to maintain that approach throughout the game. Too often last season, we rested on our laurels and let the opposition back into the game.
And when we do take our home, attacking personality away, and get on top, we need to maintain that approach throughout the game. Too often last season, we rested on our laurels and let the opposition back into the game. WessexLad
  • Score: 23

7:45am Fri 15 Aug 14

EstebanSemtex says...

This will be our first real test this season. Norwich have a strong squad and will be looking to go straight back up. If we can beat them at Carrow Road, it'll make the rest of the division sit up and take notice of us.

Of course, even if we tank them 8-0, The Football League Show will stick us on last with 45 seconds of highlights.
This will be our first real test this season. Norwich have a strong squad and will be looking to go straight back up. If we can beat them at Carrow Road, it'll make the rest of the division sit up and take notice of us. Of course, even if we tank them 8-0, The Football League Show will stick us on last with 45 seconds of highlights. EstebanSemtex
  • Score: 47

8:19am Fri 15 Aug 14

SuperHorns says...

Beppe is so right. Performance s that we saw away in games like at Forest and Leicester were we crumbled need to be addressed. However I feel the personnel this year are stronger so we should be addressing this. Looking forward to the Norwich test.
Beppe is so right. Performance s that we saw away in games like at Forest and Leicester were we crumbled need to be addressed. However I feel the personnel this year are stronger so we should be addressing this. Looking forward to the Norwich test. SuperHorns
  • Score: 14

8:33am Fri 15 Aug 14

VOReason says...

Beppe is a great character, he would motivate me if he was my manager.

Hopefully the players, especially the key players get right behind his ethos because we really should have no excuses this year.

Gomez as good as any keeper in division
Angella as good as any centre half
Abdi and Toczer as good any midfield
Vydra and deeney as good as any attack

That's over half a team ... throw in eckstrand, anya, mcgugan, forestieri and many others who are all top half championship players at least

Plus Parades who if he continues where he left off Saturday looks certain to make my prediction about him being a waste of time signing look the worst prediction of all time!

Any manager worth his salt must be able to achieve top 6 as a minimum witht hat lot, and id hope top 2
Beppe is a great character, he would motivate me if he was my manager. Hopefully the players, especially the key players get right behind his ethos because we really should have no excuses this year. Gomez as good as any keeper in division Angella as good as any centre half Abdi and Toczer as good any midfield Vydra and deeney as good as any attack That's over half a team ... throw in eckstrand, anya, mcgugan, forestieri and many others who are all top half championship players at least Plus Parades who if he continues where he left off Saturday looks certain to make my prediction about him being a waste of time signing look the worst prediction of all time! Any manager worth his salt must be able to achieve top 6 as a minimum witht hat lot, and id hope top 2 VOReason
  • Score: 27

8:46am Fri 15 Aug 14

Harry's Bar says...

After last week Norwich will be busting a gut to win the first game in front of their own fans and do have dangerous players. However, if we can get our passing game going and don't keep giving the ball away we will still have a good chance of winning.
After last week Norwich will be busting a gut to win the first game in front of their own fans and do have dangerous players. However, if we can get our passing game going and don't keep giving the ball away we will still have a good chance of winning. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 10

8:54am Fri 15 Aug 14

hornetsteve says...

VOReason wrote:
Beppe is a great character, he would motivate me if he was my manager.

Hopefully the players, especially the key players get right behind his ethos because we really should have no excuses this year.

Gomez as good as any keeper in division
Angella as good as any centre half
Abdi and Toczer as good any midfield
Vydra and deeney as good as any attack

That's over half a team ... throw in eckstrand, anya, mcgugan, forestieri and many others who are all top half championship players at least

Plus Parades who if he continues where he left off Saturday looks certain to make my prediction about him being a waste of time signing look the worst prediction of all time!

Any manager worth his salt must be able to achieve top 6 as a minimum witht hat lot, and id hope top 2
lets see were we after 10 games before we get carried away with our expectations yes on paper we have a very good squad so have other teams!!, yes sannino should be able to produce a team that can hopefully get results home & away Saturdays performance & result was a great start looking at the fixture list 20plus points minimum from the the first 10 games looks doable so lets all get behind sannino &the team COYH
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Beppe is a great character, he would motivate me if he was my manager. Hopefully the players, especially the key players get right behind his ethos because we really should have no excuses this year. Gomez as good as any keeper in division Angella as good as any centre half Abdi and Toczer as good any midfield Vydra and deeney as good as any attack That's over half a team ... throw in eckstrand, anya, mcgugan, forestieri and many others who are all top half championship players at least Plus Parades who if he continues where he left off Saturday looks certain to make my prediction about him being a waste of time signing look the worst prediction of all time! Any manager worth his salt must be able to achieve top 6 as a minimum witht hat lot, and id hope top 2[/p][/quote]lets see were we after 10 games before we get carried away with our expectations yes on paper we have a very good squad so have other teams!!, yes sannino should be able to produce a team that can hopefully get results home & away Saturdays performance & result was a great start looking at the fixture list 20plus points minimum from the the first 10 games looks doable so lets all get behind sannino &the team COYH hornetsteve
  • Score: 5

9:17am Fri 15 Aug 14

jasonwatford says...

If we c an keep it clean for 1st half and then attack them in 2nd half their fans will turn on their team , they don't like the manager and it will be a perfect opportunity to hit them early in the season.
If we c an keep it clean for 1st half and then attack them in 2nd half their fans will turn on their team , they don't like the manager and it will be a perfect opportunity to hit them early in the season. jasonwatford
  • Score: 12

9:39am Fri 15 Aug 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

I just want to see how long we can last without conceding in a competitive match!
I just want to see how long we can last without conceding in a competitive match! The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: 7

10:53am Fri 15 Aug 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Hopefully we will be much better way from home with Abdi and Vydra back on the team - looking forward to the lightening quick breaks we saw 2 years ago at Brighton, Leeds, Sheff Wed etc
Hopefully we will be much better way from home with Abdi and Vydra back on the team - looking forward to the lightening quick breaks we saw 2 years ago at Brighton, Leeds, Sheff Wed etc Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 13

12:12pm Fri 15 Aug 14

not a regular says...

We have the firepower and squad depth to keep attacking for 90 minutes. Please do it. Yes, conceding always gives the opposition a kick up the wotsit but we're better than them, end of.
We have the firepower and squad depth to keep attacking for 90 minutes. Please do it. Yes, conceding always gives the opposition a kick up the wotsit but we're better than them, end of. not a regular
  • Score: 3

12:42pm Fri 15 Aug 14

rookerysteve says...

I personally think this could be the best time for our trip to Carrow Road.

I work in Norwich occasionally and a lot of locals do not know what to expect from their own team and they admit that they have suffered two years of boring football and are clearly not happy with the manager they have in post now.

The defeat at Wolves will not have helped this what so ever! Anybody that saw the match will agree it was pretty gutless and they lacked imagination and discipline.

If we get an early goal and i have no problem is saying that i think we will expect the local's to turn on their team in their thousands! It is not a happy camp and it will not be as intimidating as it has been to go there before!

Watch this space and see you all there!

Steve
I personally think this could be the best time for our trip to Carrow Road. I work in Norwich occasionally and a lot of locals do not know what to expect from their own team and they admit that they have suffered two years of boring football and are clearly not happy with the manager they have in post now. The defeat at Wolves will not have helped this what so ever! Anybody that saw the match will agree it was pretty gutless and they lacked imagination and discipline. If we get an early goal and i have no problem is saying that i think we will expect the local's to turn on their team in their thousands! It is not a happy camp and it will not be as intimidating as it has been to go there before! Watch this space and see you all there! Steve rookerysteve
  • Score: 4

12:47pm Fri 15 Aug 14

francowatford says...

Hopefully they will have a terrible first half and we get entertained by delias version of let's be avin you in b flat
Hopefully they will have a terrible first half and we get entertained by delias version of let's be avin you in b flat francowatford
  • Score: 0

4:20pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Paul Gadd says...

Toszer, Abdi, Dyer, Paredes, Andrews........not guys to panic in the last 20 minutes
Toszer, Abdi, Dyer, Paredes, Andrews........not guys to panic in the last 20 minutes Paul Gadd
  • Score: 1

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