Fernando Forestieri scores twice as Watford beat nine-man Leeds United

Fernando Forestieri scored a fine solo effort for his second goal. Pictures: Dave Peters.

Fernando Forestieri scored a fine solo effort for his second goal. Pictures: Dave Peters.

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by , Group Sports Editor

There was no evidence of the issues that dogged Watford’s build-up to the game as the Hornets rose to second in the fledgling Championship table after thumping nine-man Leeds United 4-1 at Vicarage Road.

Head coach Beppe Sannino had come into the game with big questions over his future at Vicarage Road but he demonstrated his authority by dropping Lloyd Dyer following his controversial goal celebration at Rotherham United.

There were no such public shows of displeasure this afternoon as Watford took advantage of their opponents being reduced to ten men in the second half, with the excellent Fernando Forestieri leading the way.

The Hornets had taken the lead in the 21st minute when Forestieri headed in the rebound after his initial effort had been saved after the striker had worked hard to create an opening following an over-struck corner.

But Leeds, who did not have an effort on-target in the first half, were able to get back on terms before the break when Gabriel Tamas sliced a Billy Sharp cross into his own net.

However, the game swung in Watford’s favour 11 minutes after the restart when Giuseppe Bellusci was sent off for bringing down Forestieri in the penalty area and Troy Deeney made no mistake from 12 yards.

The game was effectively ended as a contest in the 66th minute when Forestieri scored a superb third, jinking his way across the penalty area and avoiding several attempted challenges on the way before finding the bottom corner to net his second.

That looked to be the end of the scoring until injury-time when Daniel Tozser fired home his first Hornets goal from a 30-yard free-kick before Leeds’ afternoon got even worse when Sam Byram was shown a straight red card for an apparent elbow on Daniel Pudil.

Sannino made four changes to the starting XI which beat United on Tuesday night but it was who the head coach left out that provided the big talking points.

Dyer was omitted completely following his very public outburst after scoring the Hornets’ opener in Yorkshire and, for the second game running, Lewis McGugan was not involved in the match-day 18.

The changes that were made saw Pudil, Almen Abdi and Tozer return while Forestieri was preferred to Matej Vydra, who was on the bench after sustaining a dead leg in the 2-0 win. Keith Andrews, Ikechi Anya and Diego Fabbrini also dropped down to among the substitutes as Sannino reverted back to a more recognised 3-5-2 formation.

Former Hornets coach Dave Hockaday made two changes to the team that were beaten 2-0 at home by Brighton & Hove Albion last time out, giving debuts to new Italian signings Bellusci and Mirco Antenucci. Matt Smith and Liam Cooper made way and were on the bench.

Watford created a couple of promising opportunities in the opening minutes. First, an Abdi corner from the right was punched off the head of Gabriele Angella by Marco Silvestri, before the Italian keeper got to a Deeney through ball as Forestieri sought to get on the end of it on the edge of the six-yard box. Forestieri also had a shot blocked soon after following some encouraging build-up play down the Watford left.

There was further cause for optimism in the 13th minute when Forestieri worked back to the centre circle to help win back possession as Antenucci tried to create an attacking opportunity, Tozser struck a 30-yard pass up to Deeney on the edge of the penalty area and the striker brought the ball down before trying to tee up Abdi but he was hustled out of getting a strike on goal.

Rodolph Austin had Leeds’ first effort soon after but he dragged a 20-yard shot wide, but in the 21st minute Watford made the breakthrough.

A Tozer corner from the right initially appeared to be over-hit but Forestieri chased after what could have been a lost cause close to the left touchline before stepping away from a challenge and rolling the ball inside to Deeney. He back-heeled it into the area, Gianni Munari helped it on and Forestieri saw his initial right-footed shot saved by Silvestri but kept his eye on the ball to nod the rebound home and make it 1-0.

Watford Observer:

The right side of the Leeds defence was proving a useful attacking channel for the Hornets and in the 30th minute, after another build-up down that side of the pitch, Forestieri came inside before chancing his arm with a right-footed shot from 25 yards but Silvestri was comfortably behind it.

Leeds were back on terms two minutes later though, in fortuitous circumstances.

There shouldn’t have been too much danger when Sharp played in a low cross from the right but the ball sliced off the outstretched leg of Tamas and there was nothing Hurelho Gomes could do about it.

Having been pegged back, Watford spurned a great opportunity to retake the lead in the 36th minute when Abdi’s corner from the right picked out a totally unmarked Tommie Hoban, but the defender was unable to get over his header and put a clear opening over the top from no more than five yards out.

The Hornets had another opening when Pudil capitalised on a lapse from Byram to open up a counter-attacking opportunity. But instead of trying to work the ball inside to the supporting Abdi and Forestieri, he carried on alone and his angled shot was dealt with by Silvestri.

Tozser became the first player to be booked in the 42nd minute for a foul on Sharp, before a superb pass from Forestieri almost succeeded in putting Munari in on goal as the two sides went into half-time all-square.

Forestieri, who had been the pick of the Watford players in the opening period, had another effort 35 seconds after the restart, curling a right-footed shot narrowly wide from the edge of the area after a Juan Carlos Paredes cross had been nodded down by Deeney.

Watford Observer:

But Leeds went close to a second soon after as Jason Pearce headed a free-kick narrowly over after Gabriele Angella had been booked for a foul on Luke Murphy.

The Hornets were presented with a free-kick in a great position in the 54th minute when Deeney was taken out by Stephen Warnock on the edge of the 18-yard box centrally. But Tozser got his set piece all wrong and it flew harmlessly into the Rookery.

Sannino made his first change moments later, bringing on Anya for Paredes, before the complexion of the game changed entirely in the 56th minute.

A mix-up in the Leeds defence allowed Forestieri the chance to latch onto the ball on the left side of the penalty area, only for him to be taken down from behind Bellusci. Referee James Linington had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot, the inevitable red card for the Leeds defender quickly followed, and Deeney did what was required from 12 yards to score his 11th goal in his last 11 appearances at Vicarage Road and make it 2-1.

There was no surprise that Hockaday decided to make a change but it brought howls of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ from the visiting faithful when Sharp was replaced by Cooper in the 62nd minute.

Leeds were up against it and there task was made even harder four minutes later when the excellent Forestieri scored a memorable third.

Munari got things rolling with a driving run from central midfield and the striker picked up the ball on the left edge of the area and jinked across the area, evading several challenges, before hitting a shot back in the direction he came and watched as it cannoned into the net off the far post.

Forestieri’s fine afternoon’s work was ended in the 75th minute when he made way for Odion Ighalo, but not before he had come close to completing his hat-trick by hitting a left-footed shot narrowly wide from 18 yards. Leeds made their second change at the same time with Dominic Poleon replacing Michael Tonge.

Watford Observer:

Munari went close to getting on the scoresheet as he headed narrowly over before both teams played their final hand; Smith replacing Antenucci while Andrews came on for Abdi.

That looked like it would be that – apart from Leeds picking up a couple of late yellow cards – until the game entered injury time when the Hornets were awarded a free-kick 30 yards out and Tozser took aim before firing a daisy-cutter into the far corner.

Leeds' misery was further compounded when Byram left Pudil on the floor after an apparent elbow and after consulting with his linesman, Linington showed his second red card of the afternoon.

Watford Observer:

Watford: Gomes; Hoban, Tamas, Angella; Paredes (Anya 55), Munari, Tozser, Abdi (Andrews 81), Pudil; Deeney, Forestieri (Ighalo 75). Not used: Bond, Doyley, Fabbrini, Vydra.

Leeds United: Silverstri; Byram, Bellusci, Pearce, Warnock; Austin; Tonge (Poleon 75), Murphy, Bianchi; Antenucci (Smith 81), Sharp (Cooper 62). Not used: S Taylor, Wootton, Cook, Norris.

Bookings: Tozser for a foul on Sharp (42); Angella for a foul on Murphy (47); Bellusci sent off for a foul on Forestieri – denying a clear goalscoring opportunity (56); Byram for a foul on Pudil (85); Austin for a foul on Tozser (90); Byram sent off for violent conduct (90).

Attendance: 15,674 (1,975 away).

Referee: James Linington.

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5:17pm Sat 23 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

there you go Lloyd Dyer, turns out the world doesn't revolve around you after all.
there you go Lloyd Dyer, turns out the world doesn't revolve around you after all. neilhorn
  • Score: 93

5:23pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Irishman358 says...

Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH
Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH Irishman358
  • Score: 102

5:32pm Sat 23 Aug 14

mickallen57 says...

Couldn't go today but that is the way to do it . It is nice to see that the players have been professional in their approach . What ever goes on in the training ground they have managed to forget all the bad feeling , and let the football do the talking. Second in the league table ,four more goals and Fessi in top form . The future what ever it holds for the manager looks bright. COYH .
Couldn't go today but that is the way to do it . It is nice to see that the players have been professional in their approach . What ever goes on in the training ground they have managed to forget all the bad feeling , and let the football do the talking. Second in the league table ,four more goals and Fessi in top form . The future what ever it holds for the manager looks bright. COYH . mickallen57
  • Score: 31

5:33pm Sat 23 Aug 14

WFC shoulders says...

Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?
Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ? WFC shoulders
  • Score: -25

5:43pm Sat 23 Aug 14

the jesterwestport says...

following twitter it appears to me that fernando showed how to react when youre not getting game time,some result with vydra on the bench.. the futures bright the futures yellow!!!!!!!!!
following twitter it appears to me that fernando showed how to react when youre not getting game time,some result with vydra on the bench.. the futures bright the futures yellow!!!!!!!!! the jesterwestport
  • Score: 39

5:45pm Sat 23 Aug 14

lockerbiehornet says...

WFC shoulders wrote:
Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?
Unbelievable!
[quote][p][bold]WFC shoulders[/bold] wrote: Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?[/p][/quote]Unbelievable! lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 6

5:58pm Sat 23 Aug 14

RobboBTC says...

Very good second half, just felt like we could move up a gear whenever required. Another 3 points on the board. Well done Watford and Beppe Sannino especially with all the rumours flying around. Mcgugan seems to be out of the picture, is he on his way out? COYH.
Very good second half, just felt like we could move up a gear whenever required. Another 3 points on the board. Well done Watford and Beppe Sannino especially with all the rumours flying around. Mcgugan seems to be out of the picture, is he on his way out? COYH. RobboBTC
  • Score: 25

6:02pm Sat 23 Aug 14

jasonwatford says...

Ok guys im hearing Beepa has had massive row with Gino pozzo about not backing him and the players so has walked out !! Player power wins again
Ok guys im hearing Beepa has had massive row with Gino pozzo about not backing him and the players so has walked out !! Player power wins again jasonwatford
  • Score: -56

6:05pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Feff says...

Congratulations to Beppe Sannino. Omitting Dyer was what he had to do - and he did it with a great result. Now put him on the transfer list along with the other trouble maker, McGugan.
Congratulations to Beppe Sannino. Omitting Dyer was what he had to do - and he did it with a great result. Now put him on the transfer list along with the other trouble maker, McGugan. Feff
  • Score: 15

6:06pm Sat 23 Aug 14

WFC shoulders says...

Now Anthony has updated his report, he has altered his error. Should have been correct in the first place !
Now Anthony has updated his report, he has altered his error. Should have been correct in the first place ! WFC shoulders
  • Score: -25

6:07pm Sat 23 Aug 14

jasonwatford says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Ok guys im hearing Beepa has had massive row with Gino pozzo about not backing him and the players so has walked out !! Player power wins again
I hope im wrong on this....
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Ok guys im hearing Beepa has had massive row with Gino pozzo about not backing him and the players so has walked out !! Player power wins again[/p][/quote]I hope im wrong on this.... jasonwatford
  • Score: -28

6:16pm Sat 23 Aug 14

A Capello says...

Seems to me that the rumours that "dogged" the build up were perhaps inflated WO? Sure, there's no smoke without fire but getting a guy the sack week 3? Come on!
Seems to me that the rumours that "dogged" the build up were perhaps inflated WO? Sure, there's no smoke without fire but getting a guy the sack week 3? Come on! A Capello
  • Score: 31

6:18pm Sat 23 Aug 14

A Capello says...

WFC shoulders wrote:
Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?
Fixed the there and their's too.
[quote][p][bold]WFC shoulders[/bold] wrote: Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?[/p][/quote]Fixed the there and their's too. A Capello
  • Score: -4

6:19pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Bonser Out says...

On a slightly different note, a lot of my work colleagues up here in Lincolnshire are Forest fans. When we signed McGugan they were not sorry to see him go, good player but disruptive behind the scenes. Deja vu?
On a slightly different note, a lot of my work colleagues up here in Lincolnshire are Forest fans. When we signed McGugan they were not sorry to see him go, good player but disruptive behind the scenes. Deja vu? Bonser Out
  • Score: 14

6:19pm Sat 23 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

jasonwatford wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Ok guys im hearing Beepa has had massive row with Gino pozzo about not backing him and the players so has walked out !! Player power wins again
I hope im wrong on this....
you know jack s**t
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Ok guys im hearing Beepa has had massive row with Gino pozzo about not backing him and the players so has walked out !! Player power wins again[/p][/quote]I hope im wrong on this....[/p][/quote]you know jack s**t neilhorn
  • Score: 27

6:22pm Sat 23 Aug 14

buckler says...

Heard Sannino stormed round to the hospital demanding a porters job..
Heard Sannino stormed round to the hospital demanding a porters job.. buckler
  • Score: -16

6:26pm Sat 23 Aug 14

the jesterwestport says...

buckler wrote:
Heard Sannino stormed round to the hospital demanding a porters job..
won every game bar the one with an early sending off cant ask much more off beppe
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: Heard Sannino stormed round to the hospital demanding a porters job..[/p][/quote]won every game bar the one with an early sending off cant ask much more off beppe the jesterwestport
  • Score: 34

6:28pm Sat 23 Aug 14

jasonwatford says...

Just heard Jack **** has been appointed.......
Just heard Jack **** has been appointed....... jasonwatford
  • Score: -27

6:29pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Tomsyboy says...

This is how vicious rumours start....
Do some ppl thrive on disruptive comments that inevitably screws up performances.
Its like some fans want drama and bad news. So sick of it. We have a great and promotion qualifying side with awesome players so please stop peddling your poison. Coyh!
This is how vicious rumours start.... Do some ppl thrive on disruptive comments that inevitably screws up performances. Its like some fans want drama and bad news. So sick of it. We have a great and promotion qualifying side with awesome players so please stop peddling your poison. Coyh! Tomsyboy
  • Score: 49

6:32pm Sat 23 Aug 14

itsafamilyclub!!! says...

Well done Sannino, showed bottle by dropping the trouble makers..

In any job if you call your manager a c*** in front of everyone you get sacked.

Sack Dyer.

This isnt the first time he has done this, he has been kicked out of previous clubs straight away without even playing.
Well done Sannino, showed bottle by dropping the trouble makers.. In any job if you call your manager a c*** in front of everyone you get sacked. Sack Dyer. This isnt the first time he has done this, he has been kicked out of previous clubs straight away without even playing. itsafamilyclub!!!
  • Score: 41

6:37pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

I am, as ever, correct. Those of you who demanded Beppe's departure, go and drink some lambrini.

HC
I am, as ever, correct. Those of you who demanded Beppe's departure, go and drink some lambrini. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 17

6:40pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Crane2bird says...

neilhorn wrote:
there you go Lloyd Dyer, turns out the world doesn't revolve around you after all.
Forestieri is unplayable when he's on his game as he was today - Pudil was also outstanding. If Dyer doesn't want to be part of this then get rid of him. It's about WFC not egotistical overpaid footballers.
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: there you go Lloyd Dyer, turns out the world doesn't revolve around you after all.[/p][/quote]Forestieri is unplayable when he's on his game as he was today - Pudil was also outstanding. If Dyer doesn't want to be part of this then get rid of him. It's about WFC not egotistical overpaid footballers. Crane2bird
  • Score: 43

6:43pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Chris the Vic says...

Hopefully the idiotic fringe supports do not count Gino in their ranks.

So far Beppe I doing a great job and for the Pozzos to back the players against him would almost be as stupid as sacking Sean Dyche
Hopefully the idiotic fringe supports do not count Gino in their ranks. So far Beppe I doing a great job and for the Pozzos to back the players against him would almost be as stupid as sacking Sean Dyche Chris the Vic
  • Score: 20

6:49pm Sat 23 Aug 14

WessexLad says...

Everyone who was selected today worked their socks off right to the end. If there is any dissent in the dressing room, it certainly wasn't apparent on the field of play.
Everyone who was selected today worked their socks off right to the end. If there is any dissent in the dressing room, it certainly wasn't apparent on the field of play. WessexLad
  • Score: 29

6:52pm Sat 23 Aug 14

stiffler99 says...

I am not sure Saninno is the right man but I am quite happy to be proved wrong. At present he is doing just that so I take my hat off to him. I also feel sad the Dyer did what he did on Tuesday and only a few games into the season and as he was not in the squad today then he has been punished. Let that be an end to it. The whole situation has been blown up by the press and today 3 counties radio. I cannot believe the complete and utter numpties calling for Saninno's head when the team has just had a great victory and are second in the table. To them all I can say is be careful what you wish for.

A big well done to the players today and congratulations to Saninno.
I am not sure Saninno is the right man but I am quite happy to be proved wrong. At present he is doing just that so I take my hat off to him. I also feel sad the Dyer did what he did on Tuesday and only a few games into the season and as he was not in the squad today then he has been punished. Let that be an end to it. The whole situation has been blown up by the press and today 3 counties radio. I cannot believe the complete and utter numpties calling for Saninno's head when the team has just had a great victory and are second in the table. To them all I can say is be careful what you wish for. A big well done to the players today and congratulations to Saninno. stiffler99
  • Score: 54

6:53pm Sat 23 Aug 14

davidhornet says...

jasonwatford wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Ok guys im hearing Beepa has had massive row with Gino pozzo about not backing him and the players so has walked out !! Player power wins again
I hope im wrong on this....
You are a massive knobhead. Hope I'm right.
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Ok guys im hearing Beepa has had massive row with Gino pozzo about not backing him and the players so has walked out !! Player power wins again[/p][/quote]I hope im wrong on this....[/p][/quote]You are a massive knobhead. Hope I'm right. davidhornet
  • Score: 31

7:02pm Sat 23 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

there are 22 teams below us at the moment that would be quite pleased to have an 'unhappy' squad like ours. We'll keep taking the wins, and if some players are more interested in their appearance fees than the club's results and they don't like being left out, I can live with that
there are 22 teams below us at the moment that would be quite pleased to have an 'unhappy' squad like ours. We'll keep taking the wins, and if some players are more interested in their appearance fees than the club's results and they don't like being left out, I can live with that neilhorn
  • Score: 16

7:07pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Hornet58 says...

Irishman358 wrote:
Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH
Agreed re Munari, thought he was everywhere today . My MoM after FF...
[quote][p][bold]Irishman358[/bold] wrote: Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH[/p][/quote]Agreed re Munari, thought he was everywhere today . My MoM after FF... Hornet58
  • Score: 28

7:09pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Stoney77 says...

Wow. What a performance from Forestieri. If thats the sort of performance that a big squad brings as players fight for their places then bring it on. Anyone with the wrong attitude, and who thinks they should simply walk into the team and who is unwilling to graft, can do one. I think Beppe got it spot on today, and if Dyer has a brain he will understand Beppe's reasons. You can't start him today, what sort of message does that send to the rest of the squad? Having said that I Hope Beppe has sat him down and told him his reasons for dropping him - the situation needs managing rather than swept under the carpet.
I thought We looked solid at the back and whilst we do seem to invite pressure by sitting deep we were not troubled at all and I think the two Gabriel(e)s are forming a really good understanding, plus look how dangerous we are on the counter after soaking up pressure, especially with the likes of Tamas and Toszer pinging the ball 50 yards to feet time and time again like they did today.
If only Pudil had a bit better end product we could have scored another 4 or so today.
Onwards and upwards. Lots of changes for Tuesday no doubt. If I were Sannino I'd start Dyer and tell him to show us what he's got.
Ps well done Tommie Hoban and I do need to point out that Almen Abdi is just something else. COYH
Wow. What a performance from Forestieri. If thats the sort of performance that a big squad brings as players fight for their places then bring it on. Anyone with the wrong attitude, and who thinks they should simply walk into the team and who is unwilling to graft, can do one. I think Beppe got it spot on today, and if Dyer has a brain he will understand Beppe's reasons. You can't start him today, what sort of message does that send to the rest of the squad? Having said that I Hope Beppe has sat him down and told him his reasons for dropping him - the situation needs managing rather than swept under the carpet. I thought We looked solid at the back and whilst we do seem to invite pressure by sitting deep we were not troubled at all and I think the two Gabriel(e)s are forming a really good understanding, plus look how dangerous we are on the counter after soaking up pressure, especially with the likes of Tamas and Toszer pinging the ball 50 yards to feet time and time again like they did today. If only Pudil had a bit better end product we could have scored another 4 or so today. Onwards and upwards. Lots of changes for Tuesday no doubt. If I were Sannino I'd start Dyer and tell him to show us what he's got. Ps well done Tommie Hoban and I do need to point out that Almen Abdi is just something else. COYH Stoney77
  • Score: 33

7:10pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Ramageland says...

And that's why Forestieri should be playing every week!
And that's why Forestieri should be playing every week! Ramageland
  • Score: 14

7:13pm Sat 23 Aug 14

watfordrick says...

WFC shoulders wrote:
Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?
Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!!
[quote][p][bold]WFC shoulders[/bold] wrote: Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?[/p][/quote]Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!! watfordrick
  • Score: -4

7:14pm Sat 23 Aug 14

watfordrick says...

Ramageland wrote:
And that's why Forestieri should be playing every week!
Yeah and Batman too !!!
[quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: And that's why Forestieri should be playing every week![/p][/quote]Yeah and Batman too !!! watfordrick
  • Score: -8

7:18pm Sat 23 Aug 14

SAHornet says...

Hornet58 wrote:
Irishman358 wrote:
Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH
Agreed re Munari, thought he was everywhere today . My MoM after FF...
....and Jon Marks and pal also thought that Munari played a good game today.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Irishman358[/bold] wrote: Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH[/p][/quote]Agreed re Munari, thought he was everywhere today . My MoM after FF...[/p][/quote]....and Jon Marks and pal also thought that Munari played a good game today. SAHornet
  • Score: 5

7:18pm Sat 23 Aug 14

grahamwfc says...

McGugan is signing for Burnley
Hoban is far better than Ekstrand
Nando and Deeney could tear this league up
Pudil is getting better and better
Munari is getting better and better.
Taxi for Dyer
How do we fit Matej in?
Paredes will not make it at this level IMO.
We might not be as pleasing on the eye as a Zola team but Beppe, admittedly with a strong squad, has given us a solid look.
McGugan is signing for Burnley Hoban is far better than Ekstrand Nando and Deeney could tear this league up Pudil is getting better and better Munari is getting better and better. Taxi for Dyer How do we fit Matej in? Paredes will not make it at this level IMO. We might not be as pleasing on the eye as a Zola team but Beppe, admittedly with a strong squad, has given us a solid look. grahamwfc
  • Score: 9

7:20pm Sat 23 Aug 14

davidhornet says...

watfordrick wrote:
WFC shoulders wrote:
Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?
Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!!
Ironic that Frank Smith did not report on the game. Speculation mounts that his Watford Observer reign may be over with rumours of reader unrest.
[quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WFC shoulders[/bold] wrote: Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?[/p][/quote]Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!![/p][/quote]Ironic that Frank Smith did not report on the game. Speculation mounts that his Watford Observer reign may be over with rumours of reader unrest. davidhornet
  • Score: 34

7:23pm Sat 23 Aug 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

Ramageland wrote:
And that's why Forestieri should be playing every week!
Whilst Forestieri was amazing today, and if he did play like that every week, I'd totally agree with you, I find Forestieri can also be very very frustrating to watch.

More of that in the future, and I'll be very pleased with Forestieri's performance, although he had good games last season and the season before, but he couldn't repeat it every time.
[quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: And that's why Forestieri should be playing every week![/p][/quote]Whilst Forestieri was amazing today, and if he did play like that every week, I'd totally agree with you, I find Forestieri can also be very very frustrating to watch. More of that in the future, and I'll be very pleased with Forestieri's performance, although he had good games last season and the season before, but he couldn't repeat it every time. The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: -3

7:23pm Sat 23 Aug 14

itsafamilyclub!!! says...

davidhornet wrote:
watfordrick wrote:
WFC shoulders wrote:
Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?
Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!!
Ironic that Frank Smith did not report on the game. Speculation mounts that his Watford Observer reign may be over with rumours of reader unrest.
Really?

I think Frank Smith is great...

His articles and reports are good and insightful, unlike the Oliver Phillips ones we still have to endure.
[quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WFC shoulders[/bold] wrote: Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?[/p][/quote]Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!![/p][/quote]Ironic that Frank Smith did not report on the game. Speculation mounts that his Watford Observer reign may be over with rumours of reader unrest.[/p][/quote]Really? I think Frank Smith is great... His articles and reports are good and insightful, unlike the Oliver Phillips ones we still have to endure. itsafamilyclub!!!
  • Score: -13

7:28pm Sat 23 Aug 14

davidhornet says...

itsafamilyclub!!! wrote:
davidhornet wrote:
watfordrick wrote:
WFC shoulders wrote:
Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?
Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!!
Ironic that Frank Smith did not report on the game. Speculation mounts that his Watford Observer reign may be over with rumours of reader unrest.
Really?

I think Frank Smith is great...

His articles and reports are good and insightful, unlike the Oliver Phillips ones we still have to endure.
I just think he is negative and has a personal career advancing agenda. This is meant to be our club, and the local newspaper should be behind it rather than sniping and undermining the manager + the over reporting of the Deeney story.
[quote][p][bold]itsafamilyclub!!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WFC shoulders[/bold] wrote: Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?[/p][/quote]Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!![/p][/quote]Ironic that Frank Smith did not report on the game. Speculation mounts that his Watford Observer reign may be over with rumours of reader unrest.[/p][/quote]Really? I think Frank Smith is great... His articles and reports are good and insightful, unlike the Oliver Phillips ones we still have to endure.[/p][/quote]I just think he is negative and has a personal career advancing agenda. This is meant to be our club, and the local newspaper should be behind it rather than sniping and undermining the manager + the over reporting of the Deeney story. davidhornet
  • Score: -1

7:32pm Sat 23 Aug 14

rayman01 says...

Irishman358 wrote:
Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH
Totally agree about Munari...he was awesome and miles best midfielder. Fessi was of course outstanding but all players on song today. Huddersfield more organised next week but we want revenge for last season. Luv the Horns!
[quote][p][bold]Irishman358[/bold] wrote: Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH[/p][/quote]Totally agree about Munari...he was awesome and miles best midfielder. Fessi was of course outstanding but all players on song today. Huddersfield more organised next week but we want revenge for last season. Luv the Horns! rayman01
  • Score: 20

7:40pm Sat 23 Aug 14

JonBoy says...

davidhornet wrote:
itsafamilyclub!!! wrote:
davidhornet wrote:
watfordrick wrote:
WFC shoulders wrote:
Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?
Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!!
Ironic that Frank Smith did not report on the game. Speculation mounts that his Watford Observer reign may be over with rumours of reader unrest.
Really?

I think Frank Smith is great...

His articles and reports are good and insightful, unlike the Oliver Phillips ones we still have to endure.
I just think he is negative and has a personal career advancing agenda. This is meant to be our club, and the local newspaper should be behind it rather than sniping and undermining the manager + the over reporting of the Deeney story.
Yes Frank you mustn't investigate negative things about the club you should simply say nice things like a nice journalist for a nice readership.

Utter rubbish. If a journalist suspects there is unrest he has to investigate it, for our benefit. He was never disrespectful to Saninno and even tweeted his liking for him. I for one want to hear all the news about our club whether it is good news or bad news. If you want sugar coated PR go the offical WFC website not the WO.
[quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itsafamilyclub!!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WFC shoulders[/bold] wrote: Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?[/p][/quote]Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!![/p][/quote]Ironic that Frank Smith did not report on the game. Speculation mounts that his Watford Observer reign may be over with rumours of reader unrest.[/p][/quote]Really? I think Frank Smith is great... His articles and reports are good and insightful, unlike the Oliver Phillips ones we still have to endure.[/p][/quote]I just think he is negative and has a personal career advancing agenda. This is meant to be our club, and the local newspaper should be behind it rather than sniping and undermining the manager + the over reporting of the Deeney story.[/p][/quote]Yes Frank you mustn't investigate negative things about the club you should simply say nice things like a nice journalist for a nice readership. Utter rubbish. If a journalist suspects there is unrest he has to investigate it, for our benefit. He was never disrespectful to Saninno and even tweeted his liking for him. I for one want to hear all the news about our club whether it is good news or bad news. If you want sugar coated PR go the offical WFC website not the WO. JonBoy
  • Score: 13

7:54pm Sat 23 Aug 14

ralear49 says...

itsafamilyclub!!! wrote:
davidhornet wrote:
watfordrick wrote:
WFC shoulders wrote:
Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?
Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!!
Ironic that Frank Smith did not report on the game. Speculation mounts that his Watford Observer reign may be over with rumours of reader unrest.
Really?

I think Frank Smith is great...

His articles and reports are good and insightful, unlike the Oliver Phillips ones we still have to endure.
jeez! did you not get he humour?! It was clever.
[quote][p][bold]itsafamilyclub!!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WFC shoulders[/bold] wrote: Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?[/p][/quote]Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!![/p][/quote]Ironic that Frank Smith did not report on the game. Speculation mounts that his Watford Observer reign may be over with rumours of reader unrest.[/p][/quote]Really? I think Frank Smith is great... His articles and reports are good and insightful, unlike the Oliver Phillips ones we still have to endure.[/p][/quote]jeez! did you not get he humour?! It was clever. ralear49
  • Score: 3

8:09pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Watfordwes says...

Irishman358 wrote:
Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH
Second comment I've read so this may have been said 30 times, I thought munari was second only to fessi today!
[quote][p][bold]Irishman358[/bold] wrote: Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH[/p][/quote]Second comment I've read so this may have been said 30 times, I thought munari was second only to fessi today! Watfordwes
  • Score: 10

8:14pm Sat 23 Aug 14

stiffler99 says...

Yes it was Munari's best game today
Yes it was Munari's best game today stiffler99
  • Score: 12

8:18pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Watfordwes says...

Hornet58 wrote:
Irishman358 wrote:
Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH
Agreed re Munari, thought he was everywhere today . My MoM after FF...
Lol I hadn't read this when I wrote an identical post!!!
[quote][p][bold]Hornet58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Irishman358[/bold] wrote: Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH[/p][/quote]Agreed re Munari, thought he was everywhere today . My MoM after FF...[/p][/quote]Lol I hadn't read this when I wrote an identical post!!! Watfordwes
  • Score: 0

8:29pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Nordin Wooter says...

For the last two home games, Pudil has been superb. He seems to have so much space on the left and his first touch/control has been top notch. Pudil's getting forward more this season and whilst I agree his attacking needs a little improvement, he fits our LWB role perfectly.
What a position we find ourselves in with such a great squad !!
For the last two home games, Pudil has been superb. He seems to have so much space on the left and his first touch/control has been top notch. Pudil's getting forward more this season and whilst I agree his attacking needs a little improvement, he fits our LWB role perfectly. What a position we find ourselves in with such a great squad !! Nordin Wooter
  • Score: 17

8:34pm Sat 23 Aug 14

JonBoy says...

Agree Pudil played well today, some of the take downs he did today were superb, he's definitely improved. 2 more home wins please, make the Vic a fortress.
Agree Pudil played well today, some of the take downs he did today were superb, he's definitely improved. 2 more home wins please, make the Vic a fortress. JonBoy
  • Score: 14

8:35pm Sat 23 Aug 14

davidhornet says...

davidhornet wrote:
watfordrick wrote:
WFC shoulders wrote:
Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?
Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!!
Ironic that Frank Smith did not report on the game. Speculation mounts that his Watford Observer reign may be over with rumours of reader unrest.
I look forward to the next interview with Sannino from The Watford Observer. I have a feeling this may be some time coming after Frank Smith's stitch up job. Sannino has only just learned English and he gets pushed into a few choice quotes and expletives to give our journo friend some soundbites to throw to the naysayers that lurk here. Oliver Philips would never have done that. He had more class.
[quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WFC shoulders[/bold] wrote: Job well done to the Horns. Its a pity I can't say job well done to Anthony(Sports Editor). His last sentence in his report 'When the Hornets were awarded a Watford '. ?[/p][/quote]Quite right I think its who you know not what you know in journalism!![/p][/quote]Ironic that Frank Smith did not report on the game. Speculation mounts that his Watford Observer reign may be over with rumours of reader unrest.[/p][/quote]I look forward to the next interview with Sannino from The Watford Observer. I have a feeling this may be some time coming after Frank Smith's stitch up job. Sannino has only just learned English and he gets pushed into a few choice quotes and expletives to give our journo friend some soundbites to throw to the naysayers that lurk here. Oliver Philips would never have done that. He had more class. davidhornet
  • Score: 3

8:38pm Sat 23 Aug 14

davidhornet says...

I look forward to the next interview with Sannino from The Watford Observer. I have a feeling this may be some time coming after Frank Smith's stitch up job. Sannino has only just learned English and he gets pushed into a few choice quotes and expletives to give our journo friend some soundbites to throw to the naysayers that lurk here. Oliver Philips would never have done that. He had more class.
I look forward to the next interview with Sannino from The Watford Observer. I have a feeling this may be some time coming after Frank Smith's stitch up job. Sannino has only just learned English and he gets pushed into a few choice quotes and expletives to give our journo friend some soundbites to throw to the naysayers that lurk here. Oliver Philips would never have done that. He had more class. davidhornet
  • Score: 3

8:46pm Sat 23 Aug 14

croxley46 says...

Yes, brilliant performance by Fessi today. Pity he was pulled before he could get his hat-trick but his attitude was excellent when he was subbed.
I hope Dyer plays on Tuesday, he's a great player too and I sincerely hope he's learned his lesson.
Admittedly Leeds were a "shambles" today but we got the 3 points when in the past we might have struggled to get even one.
Onwards and upwards.
Yes, brilliant performance by Fessi today. Pity he was pulled before he could get his hat-trick but his attitude was excellent when he was subbed. I hope Dyer plays on Tuesday, he's a great player too and I sincerely hope he's learned his lesson. Admittedly Leeds were a "shambles" today but we got the 3 points when in the past we might have struggled to get even one. Onwards and upwards. croxley46
  • Score: 10

8:48pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Cuetip says...

Irishman358 wrote:
Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH
Super summary. 3 points can't ask for anymore.
[quote][p][bold]Irishman358[/bold] wrote: Great game today. Forestieri was quality and so was Tommie Hoban. Unlucky own goal by Tamas though. I thought it was harsh when people around me in the stadium were slating Munari, am I the only one who thought he played well? As for the Dyer situation it is very well played by Sannino; if you let Dyer get his way then everyone who isn't selected will want to play and will kick up a fuss- but he slammed down the discipline which is good to see. COYH[/p][/quote]Super summary. 3 points can't ask for anymore. Cuetip
  • Score: 3

8:51pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Big Cliff was King says...

The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
Ramageland wrote:
And that's why Forestieri should be playing every week!
Whilst Forestieri was amazing today, and if he did play like that every week, I'd totally agree with you, I find Forestieri can also be very very frustrating to watch.

More of that in the future, and I'll be very pleased with Forestieri's performance, although he had good games last season and the season before, but he couldn't repeat it every time.
Very harsh. Give the lad a break.
If he played like that every week he would not be with us very long !
[quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: And that's why Forestieri should be playing every week![/p][/quote]Whilst Forestieri was amazing today, and if he did play like that every week, I'd totally agree with you, I find Forestieri can also be very very frustrating to watch. More of that in the future, and I'll be very pleased with Forestieri's performance, although he had good games last season and the season before, but he couldn't repeat it every time.[/p][/quote]Very harsh. Give the lad a break. If he played like that every week he would not be with us very long ! Big Cliff was King
  • Score: 11

8:54pm Sat 23 Aug 14

exeterhornet says...

Thoroughly enjoyable day.just got back to hotel after a nice curry and everything in the world is perfect.. Good overall team performance but feel the need to single out the following.
1) if I ever see anyone with a coaching manual within 100yds of Fessi, I will shoot them. Just let the guy play. He is a free spirit and a born entertainer so let him be.
2) I thought Troy was fabulous today. He worked his nuts off - a true skipper leading by example
3) not convinced about Perades. Ikechi for me every time.
4) mr Dyer, you have done yourself no favours. Would like to have seen you put there today because, without doubt, you have great talent BUT you need humility as well. Admit you got it wrong and I will welcome you back in the fold. Persist, and good riddance.
A great day and sorely tempted to travel back next Saturday.
Thoroughly enjoyable day.just got back to hotel after a nice curry and everything in the world is perfect.. Good overall team performance but feel the need to single out the following. 1) if I ever see anyone with a coaching manual within 100yds of Fessi, I will shoot them. Just let the guy play. He is a free spirit and a born entertainer so let him be. 2) I thought Troy was fabulous today. He worked his nuts off - a true skipper leading by example 3) not convinced about Perades. Ikechi for me every time. 4) mr Dyer, you have done yourself no favours. Would like to have seen you put there today because, without doubt, you have great talent BUT you need humility as well. Admit you got it wrong and I will welcome you back in the fold. Persist, and good riddance. A great day and sorely tempted to travel back next Saturday. exeterhornet
  • Score: 17

8:58pm Sat 23 Aug 14

andyandyandy says...

davidhornet wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Ok guys im hearing Beepa has had massive row with Gino pozzo about not backing him and the players so has walked out !! Player power wins again
I hope im wrong on this....
You are a massive knobhead. Hope I'm right.
You are right. He is a complete and utter tool.
[quote][p][bold]davidhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Ok guys im hearing Beepa has had massive row with Gino pozzo about not backing him and the players so has walked out !! Player power wins again[/p][/quote]I hope im wrong on this....[/p][/quote]You are a massive knobhead. Hope I'm right.[/p][/quote]You are right. He is a complete and utter tool. andyandyandy
  • Score: 8

9:11pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Nordin Wooter says...

Anybody else notice dyer not acknowledge the rookery as he walked past?
Perhaps he did earlier on but from where I was standing he had his head down and didn't seem engaging at all.
Anybody else notice dyer not acknowledge the rookery as he walked past? Perhaps he did earlier on but from where I was standing he had his head down and didn't seem engaging at all. Nordin Wooter
  • Score: -3

9:49pm Sat 23 Aug 14

SJM...laugh at luton says...

If the rumours are true and manager has resigned...

Then we should welcome Malky straight back to Watford,best guy for the job...

Been stitched up by Tan,he hasn't commited crime of the century...
If the rumours are true and manager has resigned... Then we should welcome Malky straight back to Watford,best guy for the job... Been stitched up by Tan,he hasn't commited crime of the century... SJM...laugh at luton
  • Score: -27

9:57pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Ramageland says...

Big Cliff was King wrote:
The Skeptical Optimist wrote:
Ramageland wrote:
And that's why Forestieri should be playing every week!
Whilst Forestieri was amazing today, and if he did play like that every week, I'd totally agree with you, I find Forestieri can also be very very frustrating to watch.

More of that in the future, and I'll be very pleased with Forestieri's performance, although he had good games last season and the season before, but he couldn't repeat it every time.
Very harsh. Give the lad a break.
If he played like that every week he would not be with us very long !
Last season was rubbish but Fessi was one of the genuine bright spots, he got better and better as the season went on. People seem to still be judging him on 12/13. We are lucky to have him!
[quote][p][bold]Big Cliff was King[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Skeptical Optimist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: And that's why Forestieri should be playing every week![/p][/quote]Whilst Forestieri was amazing today, and if he did play like that every week, I'd totally agree with you, I find Forestieri can also be very very frustrating to watch. More of that in the future, and I'll be very pleased with Forestieri's performance, although he had good games last season and the season before, but he couldn't repeat it every time.[/p][/quote]Very harsh. Give the lad a break. If he played like that every week he would not be with us very long ![/p][/quote]Last season was rubbish but Fessi was one of the genuine bright spots, he got better and better as the season went on. People seem to still be judging him on 12/13. We are lucky to have him! Ramageland
  • Score: 8

10:02pm Sat 23 Aug 14

parkhouse hornet says...

Tomsyboy wrote:
This is how vicious rumours start....
Do some ppl thrive on disruptive comments that inevitably screws up performances.
Its like some fans want drama and bad news. So sick of it. We have a great and promotion qualifying side with awesome players so please stop peddling your poison. Coyh!
Absolutely spot-on.
We have the best possible owners, a squad that we could only have dreamed of 3 years ago and even a new stand.
Some people seem to want nothing but to snipe and moan. As fans of a great club, can't we all just enjoy the ride?
The last time we had so much to enjoy was the run through the leagues with SIr Elton, GT, Luther, Johnny Barnes etc; this could be almost as good.
Come on, let's just get behind the team and look onwards to what could be a very special time in the club's history.
[quote][p][bold]Tomsyboy[/bold] wrote: This is how vicious rumours start.... Do some ppl thrive on disruptive comments that inevitably screws up performances. Its like some fans want drama and bad news. So sick of it. We have a great and promotion qualifying side with awesome players so please stop peddling your poison. Coyh![/p][/quote]Absolutely spot-on. We have the best possible owners, a squad that we could only have dreamed of 3 years ago and even a new stand. Some people seem to want nothing but to snipe and moan. As fans of a great club, can't we all just enjoy the ride? The last time we had so much to enjoy was the run through the leagues with SIr Elton, GT, Luther, Johnny Barnes etc; this could be almost as good. Come on, let's just get behind the team and look onwards to what could be a very special time in the club's history. parkhouse hornet
  • Score: 18

10:13pm Sat 23 Aug 14

RobboBTC says...

1. Dyer did clap the Rookery. 2. Sannino is doing a great job.
1. Dyer did clap the Rookery. 2. Sannino is doing a great job. RobboBTC
  • Score: 18

11:07pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Henry VIII says...

Watford FC - the Flying Squad!! Not just a team, but a squad of depth, and strength in depth. Beppe handled the Dyer situation superbly, the players put in an awesome performance - and full credit to the fans. Very early days, but after reading how Gomez feels about the club, I think most of this weeks rumours were storms in a tea cup. Rotation, hunger, youth, experience, pace and trickery. We have the lot this season, it is going to be one interesting year for us!!
Watford FC - the Flying Squad!! Not just a team, but a squad of depth, and strength in depth. Beppe handled the Dyer situation superbly, the players put in an awesome performance - and full credit to the fans. Very early days, but after reading how Gomez feels about the club, I think most of this weeks rumours were storms in a tea cup. Rotation, hunger, youth, experience, pace and trickery. We have the lot this season, it is going to be one interesting year for us!! Henry VIII
  • Score: 9

11:16pm Sat 23 Aug 14

mkhornet says...

Nordin Wooter wrote:
Anybody else notice dyer not acknowledge the rookery as he walked past?
Perhaps he did earlier on but from where I was standing he had his head down and didn't seem engaging at all.
Dyer definitely did acknowledge the fans at the Rookery end 2 or 3 times as he walked past with Mcgugan.
[quote][p][bold]Nordin Wooter[/bold] wrote: Anybody else notice dyer not acknowledge the rookery as he walked past? Perhaps he did earlier on but from where I was standing he had his head down and didn't seem engaging at all.[/p][/quote]Dyer definitely did acknowledge the fans at the Rookery end 2 or 3 times as he walked past with Mcgugan. mkhornet
  • Score: 6

6:44am Sun 24 Aug 14

lutondown says...

buckler wrote:
Heard Sannino stormed round to the hospital demanding a porters job..
Ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: Heard Sannino stormed round to the hospital demanding a porters job..[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha lutondown
  • Score: -3

6:50am Sun 24 Aug 14

lutondown says...

Good to see the grammar police are out in force, feeling extremely proud of themselves... Omg
We were rocking at 1-1 with eleven each on the field.
hornet Cornet what are you right about? Only that you've joined the tools.
I think the next few days will be telling.
By the the way, to the tosh's who's main concern is dotting the I's; the lower case H was left there for you to froth over.
Good to see the grammar police are out in force, feeling extremely proud of themselves... Omg We were rocking at 1-1 with eleven each on the field. hornet Cornet what are you right about? Only that you've joined the tools. I think the next few days will be telling. By the the way, to the tosh's who's main concern is dotting the I's; the lower case H was left there for you to froth over. lutondown
  • Score: -3

7:55am Sun 24 Aug 14

SJM...laugh at luton says...

lutondown wrote:
Good to see the grammar police are out in force, feeling extremely proud of themselves... Omg
We were rocking at 1-1 with eleven each on the field.
hornet Cornet what are you right about? Only that you've joined the tools.
I think the next few days will be telling.
By the the way, to the tosh's who's main concern is dotting the I's; the lower case H was left there for you to froth over.
Grammar police...u knob
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: Good to see the grammar police are out in force, feeling extremely proud of themselves... Omg We were rocking at 1-1 with eleven each on the field. hornet Cornet what are you right about? Only that you've joined the tools. I think the next few days will be telling. By the the way, to the tosh's who's main concern is dotting the I's; the lower case H was left there for you to froth over.[/p][/quote]Grammar police...u knob SJM...laugh at luton
  • Score: 4

8:06am Sun 24 Aug 14

Roger "Studs" Joslyn says...

"Frank Smiths reign as the Watford Observers Deputy Group Sports Editor is in serious doubt; with the Englishman today refusing to state whether he believes he has lost the support of the Watford Observer readers."
It was reported last night that hundreds of supporters are unhappy with the journalist for penning negative articles about Watford FC in an effort to destabilise the club and ultimately get the manager sacked.

We understand Smiths underhanded and cowardly behaviour around the newsroom has upset a number of the senior journalists and they are unhappy with the way he communicates his views to the public.
"Frank Smiths reign as the Watford Observers Deputy Group Sports Editor is in serious doubt; with the Englishman today refusing to state whether he believes he has lost the support of the Watford Observer readers." It was reported last night that hundreds of supporters are unhappy with the journalist for penning negative articles about Watford FC in an effort to destabilise the club and ultimately get the manager sacked. We understand Smiths underhanded and cowardly behaviour around the newsroom has upset a number of the senior journalists and they are unhappy with the way he communicates his views to the public. Roger "Studs" Joslyn
  • Score: 7

8:24am Sun 24 Aug 14

grahamwfc says...

croxley46 wrote:
Yes, brilliant performance by Fessi today. Pity he was pulled before he could get his hat-trick but his attitude was excellent when he was subbed.
I hope Dyer plays on Tuesday, he's a great player too and I sincerely hope he's learned his lesson.
Admittedly Leeds were a "shambles" today but we got the 3 points when in the past we might have struggled to get even one.
Onwards and upwards.
He was excellent and will be a major player this season. He didn't shake Beppe's hand though when subbed, unlike Abdi. Personally I would have left him on, he would play 7 days a week if he was allowed, I'm sure. That said the way Leeds were flying I near the end perhaps a wise move to curb his enthusiasm.
Spot on about the coaching and I did feel that Zola tried to stifle him a little. Even in the first half yesterday he was popping the ball off too much when you just wanted him to be a bit more selfish and take players on. The question is what changed in the second half, did he just decide to do it or did Beppe encourage him to do it. Was is certain, is that he was holding on to the ball a lot more, with devastating effect.
COYH
[quote][p][bold]croxley46[/bold] wrote: Yes, brilliant performance by Fessi today. Pity he was pulled before he could get his hat-trick but his attitude was excellent when he was subbed. I hope Dyer plays on Tuesday, he's a great player too and I sincerely hope he's learned his lesson. Admittedly Leeds were a "shambles" today but we got the 3 points when in the past we might have struggled to get even one. Onwards and upwards.[/p][/quote]He was excellent and will be a major player this season. He didn't shake Beppe's hand though when subbed, unlike Abdi. Personally I would have left him on, he would play 7 days a week if he was allowed, I'm sure. That said the way Leeds were flying I near the end perhaps a wise move to curb his enthusiasm. Spot on about the coaching and I did feel that Zola tried to stifle him a little. Even in the first half yesterday he was popping the ball off too much when you just wanted him to be a bit more selfish and take players on. The question is what changed in the second half, did he just decide to do it or did Beppe encourage him to do it. Was is certain, is that he was holding on to the ball a lot more, with devastating effect. COYH grahamwfc
  • Score: 0

10:26am Sun 24 Aug 14

No Wheels says...

lutondown wrote:
buckler wrote:
Heard Sannino stormed round to the hospital demanding a porters job..
Ha ha ha
aww, the romance continues... how sweet
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: Heard Sannino stormed round to the hospital demanding a porters job..[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha[/p][/quote]aww, the romance continues... how sweet No Wheels
  • Score: 3

10:50am Sun 24 Aug 14

hornetsteve says...

stiffler99 wrote:
I am not sure Saninno is the right man but I am quite happy to be proved wrong. At present he is doing just that so I take my hat off to him. I also feel sad the Dyer did what he did on Tuesday and only a few games into the season and as he was not in the squad today then he has been punished. Let that be an end to it. The whole situation has been blown up by the press and today 3 counties radio. I cannot believe the complete and utter numpties calling for Saninno's head when the team has just had a great victory and are second in the table. To them all I can say is be careful what you wish for.

A big well done to the players today and congratulations to Saninno.
why have WFC&THE POZZOS not come out and backed there head coach that would put a end to this, all I can say is if there is unrest within the squad then its not showing on the pitch!! great all-round team performance today well done beppe&the players, unchanged side next Saturday please vydra on the bench what a great squad we have cant surely drop forest after that showing today!!COYH
[quote][p][bold]stiffler99[/bold] wrote: I am not sure Saninno is the right man but I am quite happy to be proved wrong. At present he is doing just that so I take my hat off to him. I also feel sad the Dyer did what he did on Tuesday and only a few games into the season and as he was not in the squad today then he has been punished. Let that be an end to it. The whole situation has been blown up by the press and today 3 counties radio. I cannot believe the complete and utter numpties calling for Saninno's head when the team has just had a great victory and are second in the table. To them all I can say is be careful what you wish for. A big well done to the players today and congratulations to Saninno.[/p][/quote]why have WFC&THE POZZOS not come out and backed there head coach that would put a end to this, all I can say is if there is unrest within the squad then its not showing on the pitch!! great all-round team performance today well done beppe&the players, unchanged side next Saturday please vydra on the bench what a great squad we have cant surely drop forest after that showing today!!COYH hornetsteve
  • Score: 1

12:11pm Sun 24 Aug 14

lutondown says...

No Wheels wrote:
lutondown wrote:
buckler wrote:
Heard Sannino stormed round to the hospital demanding a porters job..
Ha ha ha
aww, the romance continues... how sweet
Another faceless Bas fan
[quote][p][bold]No Wheels[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: Heard Sannino stormed round to the hospital demanding a porters job..[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha[/p][/quote]aww, the romance continues... how sweet[/p][/quote]Another faceless Bas fan lutondown
  • Score: -3

12:36pm Sun 24 Aug 14

PozzoHornet says...

Fessi unplayable; Munari second best; Sannino in; Paredes good defensively but his forward play needs lots of work if he's a wing-back; Pudil had a good second half, but only because Byram was giving him loads of space. Probably why he got frustrated with him and gave an elbow later on. Pudil's first half was defensively poor though. He didn't get wide and close down his man which left Angella, who isn't the most mobile, to try and deal with their winger. Cross for the own-goal came from this, as well.
Fessi unplayable; Munari second best; Sannino in; Paredes good defensively but his forward play needs lots of work if he's a wing-back; Pudil had a good second half, but only because Byram was giving him loads of space. Probably why he got frustrated with him and gave an elbow later on. Pudil's first half was defensively poor though. He didn't get wide and close down his man which left Angella, who isn't the most mobile, to try and deal with their winger. Cross for the own-goal came from this, as well. PozzoHornet
  • Score: -4

1:24pm Sun 24 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

hornetsteve wrote:
stiffler99 wrote:
I am not sure Saninno is the right man but I am quite happy to be proved wrong. At present he is doing just that so I take my hat off to him. I also feel sad the Dyer did what he did on Tuesday and only a few games into the season and as he was not in the squad today then he has been punished. Let that be an end to it. The whole situation has been blown up by the press and today 3 counties radio. I cannot believe the complete and utter numpties calling for Saninno's head when the team has just had a great victory and are second in the table. To them all I can say is be careful what you wish for.

A big well done to the players today and congratulations to Saninno.
why have WFC&THE POZZOS not come out and backed there head coach that would put a end to this, all I can say is if there is unrest within the squad then its not showing on the pitch!! great all-round team performance today well done beppe&the players, unchanged side next Saturday please vydra on the bench what a great squad we have cant surely drop forest after that showing today!!COYH
the Pozzos have way too much class to lower themselves enough to comment on silly old ladies tittle tattle, that's why
[quote][p][bold]hornetsteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stiffler99[/bold] wrote: I am not sure Saninno is the right man but I am quite happy to be proved wrong. At present he is doing just that so I take my hat off to him. I also feel sad the Dyer did what he did on Tuesday and only a few games into the season and as he was not in the squad today then he has been punished. Let that be an end to it. The whole situation has been blown up by the press and today 3 counties radio. I cannot believe the complete and utter numpties calling for Saninno's head when the team has just had a great victory and are second in the table. To them all I can say is be careful what you wish for. A big well done to the players today and congratulations to Saninno.[/p][/quote]why have WFC&THE POZZOS not come out and backed there head coach that would put a end to this, all I can say is if there is unrest within the squad then its not showing on the pitch!! great all-round team performance today well done beppe&the players, unchanged side next Saturday please vydra on the bench what a great squad we have cant surely drop forest after that showing today!!COYH[/p][/quote]the Pozzos have way too much class to lower themselves enough to comment on silly old ladies tittle tattle, that's why neilhorn
  • Score: 1

4:53pm Sun 24 Aug 14

hornetsteve says...

neilhorn wrote:
hornetsteve wrote:
stiffler99 wrote:
I am not sure Saninno is the right man but I am quite happy to be proved wrong. At present he is doing just that so I take my hat off to him. I also feel sad the Dyer did what he did on Tuesday and only a few games into the season and as he was not in the squad today then he has been punished. Let that be an end to it. The whole situation has been blown up by the press and today 3 counties radio. I cannot believe the complete and utter numpties calling for Saninno's head when the team has just had a great victory and are second in the table. To them all I can say is be careful what you wish for.

A big well done to the players today and congratulations to Saninno.
why have WFC&THE POZZOS not come out and backed there head coach that would put a end to this, all I can say is if there is unrest within the squad then its not showing on the pitch!! great all-round team performance today well done beppe&the players, unchanged side next Saturday please vydra on the bench what a great squad we have cant surely drop forest after that showing today!!COYH
the Pozzos have way too much class to lower themselves enough to comment on silly old ladies tittle tattle, that's why
with the wo reporting sannino's time is up & unrest in the dressing room, if there's no truth in this newspaper story surely wfc should at least give there head coach some support & come out and give him a vote of confidence after just 4 games played 3 wins he deserves some support from the owners they appointed him. who motivates the motivator,only the pozzos and the supporters can and no ones asking him for a wave at this moment of time!! so come on pozzos give YOUR man some help & make a statement a put this rumour/story/ (tittle tattle if that's what you like to call it) to bed once and for all,im one of the sannino doubters but if he can keep the team performing & get 20plus points from the first ten games (which i said before the Bolton game) then he will have won me over COYH
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hornetsteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stiffler99[/bold] wrote: I am not sure Saninno is the right man but I am quite happy to be proved wrong. At present he is doing just that so I take my hat off to him. I also feel sad the Dyer did what he did on Tuesday and only a few games into the season and as he was not in the squad today then he has been punished. Let that be an end to it. The whole situation has been blown up by the press and today 3 counties radio. I cannot believe the complete and utter numpties calling for Saninno's head when the team has just had a great victory and are second in the table. To them all I can say is be careful what you wish for. A big well done to the players today and congratulations to Saninno.[/p][/quote]why have WFC&THE POZZOS not come out and backed there head coach that would put a end to this, all I can say is if there is unrest within the squad then its not showing on the pitch!! great all-round team performance today well done beppe&the players, unchanged side next Saturday please vydra on the bench what a great squad we have cant surely drop forest after that showing today!!COYH[/p][/quote]the Pozzos have way too much class to lower themselves enough to comment on silly old ladies tittle tattle, that's why[/p][/quote]with the wo reporting sannino's time is up & unrest in the dressing room, if there's no truth in this newspaper story surely wfc should at least give there head coach some support & come out and give him a vote of confidence after just 4 games played 3 wins he deserves some support from the owners they appointed him. who motivates the motivator,only the pozzos and the supporters can and no ones asking him for a wave at this moment of time!! so come on pozzos give YOUR man some help & make a statement a put this rumour/story/ (tittle tattle if that's what you like to call it) to bed once and for all,im one of the sannino doubters but if he can keep the team performing & get 20plus points from the first ten games (which i said before the Bolton game) then he will have won me over COYH hornetsteve
  • Score: 5
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