Watford head coach Beppe Sannino hails Hornets 'spirit' and 'character' after 2-0 win over Bristol City

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Beppe Sannino hailed Watford's "spirit" and "character" to come through their FA Cup third round replay with a 2-0 victory against Bristol City.

Davide Faraoni and Lewis McGugan were both on target in the win which seals the Hornets' place in the fourth round, where they will face either Manchester City or Blackburn Rovers.

Sannino admitted his team started slowly but praised his players' mental toughness to come through the tie.

"What was important for me was to get through in the cup and I am very happy with that,” he said.

"Again we were slow in the first half and then we grew during the game. I would prefer it if we had more consistency in our performance but I am happy.

"This game showed me the kind of team I want – we played with character, good spirit and I think the fans enjoyed the night."

After Watford's 1-0 defeat to Reading in the Championship on Saturday, Sannino said he wanted the team to pass the ball forwards more quickly.

When asked if he thought there had been an improvement against Bristol City, the Italian implied the Hornets had been much more dangerous. 

"I make a question to you," he said with a smile on his face. "Because I move so much on the touchline I don’t know if you counted the number of chances we had tonight?

"I think we had many chances. I think that answers your question."

Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers play their third round replay tomorrow (Wednesday night) but Sannino insisted he didn't have an opinion on who he'd prefer to get through.

"It doesn’t matter," he said. "For me it’s the same. It’s just important that Watford will be in that game."

To hear more of Sannino's comments after the match click here.

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11:42pm Tue 14 Jan 14

berkshire orn says...

Yellow Army Yellow Army bring on city Manchester here we come uuu ooorrrnnsss
Yellow Army Yellow Army bring on city Manchester here we come uuu ooorrrnnsss berkshire orn
  • Score: 5

5:50am Wed 15 Jan 14

martingadsen says...

berkshire orn wrote:
Yellow Army Yellow Army bring on city Manchester here we come uuu ooorrrnnsss
4 at the back v city
[quote][p][bold]berkshire orn[/bold] wrote: Yellow Army Yellow Army bring on city Manchester here we come uuu ooorrrnnsss[/p][/quote]4 at the back v city martingadsen
  • Score: 1

6:51am Wed 15 Jan 14

blokey says...

4 at the back ? I was hoping for 11 at the back with an occasional goalkeeper clearance counting as 'on target' shots.
4 at the back ? I was hoping for 11 at the back with an occasional goalkeeper clearance counting as 'on target' shots. blokey
  • Score: 19

8:03am Wed 15 Jan 14

mkhornet says...

Come on Blackburn!
Come on Blackburn! mkhornet
  • Score: 3

8:17am Wed 15 Jan 14

longcliffe says...

Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!!
Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!!
Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!! Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!! longcliffe
  • Score: -30

8:21am Wed 15 Jan 14

SAHornet says...

longcliffe wrote:
Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!!
Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!!
jog off you bunt ing
[quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!! Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]jog off you bunt ing SAHornet
  • Score: 12

8:25am Wed 15 Jan 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

longcliffe wrote:
Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!! Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!!
More like thanking the fans who made the effort to show up. You'd be whinging if they just walked off!

and you can only beat who's in front of you.
[quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!! Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]More like thanking the fans who made the effort to show up. You'd be whinging if they just walked off! and you can only beat who's in front of you. JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 13

8:46am Wed 15 Jan 14

@julesmckenzie says...

longcliffe wrote:
Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!!
Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!!
We ain't Melchester Rovers you know? (Google it if you are too young)

So are you gonna be calling for Beppes head and shouting Pozzo out when City inevitably beat us?

Or are you gonna enjoy another big day out at Etihad with the rest of us?

Perspective dude. And maybe a little humility to go with it...

COYH
[quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!! Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]We ain't Melchester Rovers you know? (Google it if you are too young) So are you gonna be calling for Beppes head and shouting Pozzo out when City inevitably beat us? Or are you gonna enjoy another big day out at Etihad with the rest of us? Perspective dude. And maybe a little humility to go with it... COYH @julesmckenzie
  • Score: 11

9:44am Wed 15 Jan 14

Abbotshorn says...

STOP!! we are in Round 4, we made hard work of last night, we will have a great day in Manchester again, Merkel will see out his ban, Abdi looked class as usual and is back...we now look forward to climbing the league
STOP!! we are in Round 4, we made hard work of last night, we will have a great day in Manchester again, Merkel will see out his ban, Abdi looked class as usual and is back...we now look forward to climbing the league Abbotshorn
  • Score: 5

9:57am Wed 15 Jan 14

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

@julesmckenzie wrote:
longcliffe wrote:
Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!!
Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!!
We ain't Melchester Rovers you know? (Google it if you are too young)

So are you gonna be calling for Beppes head and shouting Pozzo out when City inevitably beat us?

Or are you gonna enjoy another big day out at Etihad with the rest of us?

Perspective dude. And maybe a little humility to go with it...

COYH
He wont be enjoying any big day out anytime soon as he is a scum fan, so clearly feels the need to comment on our message board about proper league football.
The jealousy shows longcliff, you were probably bullied in school too..... In fact I have no doubt you still are.
[quote][p][bold]@julesmckenzie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!! Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]We ain't Melchester Rovers you know? (Google it if you are too young) So are you gonna be calling for Beppes head and shouting Pozzo out when City inevitably beat us? Or are you gonna enjoy another big day out at Etihad with the rest of us? Perspective dude. And maybe a little humility to go with it... COYH[/p][/quote]He wont be enjoying any big day out anytime soon as he is a scum fan, so clearly feels the need to comment on our message board about proper league football. The jealousy shows longcliff, you were probably bullied in school too..... In fact I have no doubt you still are. Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
  • Score: 4

11:15am Wed 15 Jan 14

longcliffe says...

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
@julesmckenzie wrote:
longcliffe wrote: Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!! Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!!
We ain't Melchester Rovers you know? (Google it if you are too young) So are you gonna be calling for Beppes head and shouting Pozzo out when City inevitably beat us? Or are you gonna enjoy another big day out at Etihad with the rest of us? Perspective dude. And maybe a little humility to go with it... COYH
He wont be enjoying any big day out anytime soon as he is a scum fan, so clearly feels the need to comment on our message board about proper league football. The jealousy shows longcliff, you were probably bullied in school too..... In fact I have no doubt you still are.
Oh I see it's your message board, could have sworn it was owned by the WO.
Can't you take any criticism? Are you one of the 'clappers'?
Clown
[quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]@julesmckenzie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!! Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]We ain't Melchester Rovers you know? (Google it if you are too young) So are you gonna be calling for Beppes head and shouting Pozzo out when City inevitably beat us? Or are you gonna enjoy another big day out at Etihad with the rest of us? Perspective dude. And maybe a little humility to go with it... COYH[/p][/quote]He wont be enjoying any big day out anytime soon as he is a scum fan, so clearly feels the need to comment on our message board about proper league football. The jealousy shows longcliff, you were probably bullied in school too..... In fact I have no doubt you still are.[/p][/quote]Oh I see it's your message board, could have sworn it was owned by the WO. Can't you take any criticism? Are you one of the 'clappers'? Clown longcliffe
  • Score: -5

11:36am Wed 15 Jan 14

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

longcliffe wrote:
Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
@julesmckenzie wrote:
longcliffe wrote: Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!! Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!!
We ain't Melchester Rovers you know? (Google it if you are too young) So are you gonna be calling for Beppes head and shouting Pozzo out when City inevitably beat us? Or are you gonna enjoy another big day out at Etihad with the rest of us? Perspective dude. And maybe a little humility to go with it... COYH
He wont be enjoying any big day out anytime soon as he is a scum fan, so clearly feels the need to comment on our message board about proper league football. The jealousy shows longcliff, you were probably bullied in school too..... In fact I have no doubt you still are.
Oh I see it's your message board, could have sworn it was owned by the WO.
Can't you take any criticism? Are you one of the 'clappers'?
Clown
Haha nice try, 'clappers'? What does that even mean?
You clearly don't support your own club you just like to abuse others. Boring.
WO correct - WATFORD observer, not LO.
[quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]@julesmckenzie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!! Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]We ain't Melchester Rovers you know? (Google it if you are too young) So are you gonna be calling for Beppes head and shouting Pozzo out when City inevitably beat us? Or are you gonna enjoy another big day out at Etihad with the rest of us? Perspective dude. And maybe a little humility to go with it... COYH[/p][/quote]He wont be enjoying any big day out anytime soon as he is a scum fan, so clearly feels the need to comment on our message board about proper league football. The jealousy shows longcliff, you were probably bullied in school too..... In fact I have no doubt you still are.[/p][/quote]Oh I see it's your message board, could have sworn it was owned by the WO. Can't you take any criticism? Are you one of the 'clappers'? Clown[/p][/quote]Haha nice try, 'clappers'? What does that even mean? You clearly don't support your own club you just like to abuse others. Boring. WO correct - WATFORD observer, not LO. Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
  • Score: 5

1:28pm Wed 15 Jan 14

demerit says...

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
longcliffe wrote:
Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
@julesmckenzie wrote:
longcliffe wrote: Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!! Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!!
We ain't Melchester Rovers you know? (Google it if you are too young) So are you gonna be calling for Beppes head and shouting Pozzo out when City inevitably beat us? Or are you gonna enjoy another big day out at Etihad with the rest of us? Perspective dude. And maybe a little humility to go with it... COYH
He wont be enjoying any big day out anytime soon as he is a scum fan, so clearly feels the need to comment on our message board about proper league football. The jealousy shows longcliff, you were probably bullied in school too..... In fact I have no doubt you still are.
Oh I see it's your message board, could have sworn it was owned by the WO.
Can't you take any criticism? Are you one of the 'clappers'?
Clown
Haha nice try, 'clappers'? What does that even mean?
You clearly don't support your own club you just like to abuse others. Boring.
WO correct - WATFORD observer, not LO.
...and we play a 23rd position L1 team on a wet Tuesday, we get attendances that they get when they play a good team - like Cambridge for instance..
[quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]@julesmckenzie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: Watford do a lap of honour for beating a 23rd placed League One team!!!! Put out the bunting!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]We ain't Melchester Rovers you know? (Google it if you are too young) So are you gonna be calling for Beppes head and shouting Pozzo out when City inevitably beat us? Or are you gonna enjoy another big day out at Etihad with the rest of us? Perspective dude. And maybe a little humility to go with it... COYH[/p][/quote]He wont be enjoying any big day out anytime soon as he is a scum fan, so clearly feels the need to comment on our message board about proper league football. The jealousy shows longcliff, you were probably bullied in school too..... In fact I have no doubt you still are.[/p][/quote]Oh I see it's your message board, could have sworn it was owned by the WO. Can't you take any criticism? Are you one of the 'clappers'? Clown[/p][/quote]Haha nice try, 'clappers'? What does that even mean? You clearly don't support your own club you just like to abuse others. Boring. WO correct - WATFORD observer, not LO.[/p][/quote]...and we play a 23rd position L1 team on a wet Tuesday, we get attendances that they get when they play a good team - like Cambridge for instance.. demerit
  • Score: 3

1:51pm Wed 15 Jan 14

longcliffe says...

YELLOW ARMY, YELLOW ARMY.
Yes that's all 7,302 of you!!!!!!!!
Pathetic crowd for a pathetic club. Should you play Man City it could well get into double figures, that's ten and more Ronny.
YELLOW ARMY, YELLOW ARMY. Yes that's all 7,302 of you!!!!!!!! Pathetic crowd for a pathetic club. Should you play Man City it could well get into double figures, that's ten and more Ronny. longcliffe
  • Score: -9

2:17pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

longcliffe wrote:
YELLOW ARMY, YELLOW ARMY.
Yes that's all 7,302 of you!!!!!!!!
Pathetic crowd for a pathetic club. Should you play Man City it could well get into double figures, that's ten and more Ronny.
Calm down fella. It seems like the only person getting wound up by your posts is........ eeerrrrm...... yourself!

Ha ha! Good work!
[quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: YELLOW ARMY, YELLOW ARMY. Yes that's all 7,302 of you!!!!!!!! Pathetic crowd for a pathetic club. Should you play Man City it could well get into double figures, that's ten and more Ronny.[/p][/quote]Calm down fella. It seems like the only person getting wound up by your posts is........ eeerrrrm...... yourself! Ha ha! Good work! Stoney77
  • Score: 7

2:22pm Wed 15 Jan 14

soulfulhornet says...

longcliffe wrote:
YELLOW ARMY, YELLOW ARMY. Yes that's all 7,302 of you!!!!!!!! Pathetic crowd for a pathetic club. Should you play Man City it could well get into double figures, that's ten and more Ronny.
And who are Leicester City playing in the fourth round ?
[quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: YELLOW ARMY, YELLOW ARMY. Yes that's all 7,302 of you!!!!!!!! Pathetic crowd for a pathetic club. Should you play Man City it could well get into double figures, that's ten and more Ronny.[/p][/quote]And who are Leicester City playing in the fourth round ? soulfulhornet
  • Score: 2

2:40pm Wed 15 Jan 14

longcliffe says...

And what do Leicester City have to do with me?
A little clue is my team are top of the their league.
And what do Leicester City have to do with me? A little clue is my team are top of the their league. longcliffe
  • Score: -3

2:41pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

soulfulhornet wrote:
longcliffe wrote:
YELLOW ARMY, YELLOW ARMY. Yes that's all 7,302 of you!!!!!!!! Pathetic crowd for a pathetic club. Should you play Man City it could well get into double figures, that's ten and more Ronny.
And who are Leicester City playing in the fourth round ?
Oh?
I thought he was a Luton fan?
I can kind of forgive him if he's a Luton fan with the historic rivalry etc.
But a Leicester fan?....... Oh gaaaawd, bless his cottons. He must still be very upset and bitter about 'THAT GOAL' - a moment that can never be taken away from us. A moment that none of us would change, regardless of the consequences. A moment that football fans live for. A once in a lifetime moment to be savoured..... and a once in a lifetime moment provided by the one and only Anthony Knockaert. Thank you Leicester City. No matter what happens in the future, what league's we ply our trade in, we will ALWAYS have that moment.
Us and Man City fans are lucky. We have DEEEEEEENEY, and they AGUEERROOOOOOOOO, but teams like Leicester have little, and the sinking, gut wrenching, sickening feeling you experienced in those majestic 25 odd seconds will be stored in your little memory forever. Can you remember it, do you remember the noise?
We do
COYH
[quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: YELLOW ARMY, YELLOW ARMY. Yes that's all 7,302 of you!!!!!!!! Pathetic crowd for a pathetic club. Should you play Man City it could well get into double figures, that's ten and more Ronny.[/p][/quote]And who are Leicester City playing in the fourth round ?[/p][/quote]Oh? I thought he was a Luton fan? I can kind of forgive him if he's a Luton fan with the historic rivalry etc. But a Leicester fan?....... Oh gaaaawd, bless his cottons. He must still be very upset and bitter about 'THAT GOAL' - a moment that can never be taken away from us. A moment that none of us would change, regardless of the consequences. A moment that football fans live for. A once in a lifetime moment to be savoured..... and a once in a lifetime moment provided by the one and only Anthony Knockaert. Thank you Leicester City. No matter what happens in the future, what league's we ply our trade in, we will ALWAYS have that moment. Us and Man City fans are lucky. We have DEEEEEEENEY, and they AGUEERROOOOOOOOO, but teams like Leicester have little, and the sinking, gut wrenching, sickening feeling you experienced in those majestic 25 odd seconds will be stored in your little memory forever. Can you remember it, do you remember the noise? We do COYH Stoney77
  • Score: 6

3:41pm Wed 15 Jan 14

soulfulhornet says...

longcliffe wrote:
And what do Leicester City have to do with me? A little clue is my team are top of the their league.
Because there is regular posts by a Longcliffe, resident in Hertfordshire on the talkingballs website, which is a Leicester City fan site. A Longcliffe congratulates the team on beating Millwall 3-1 away on New Years Day! Coincidence two Longcliffe's in Herts who contribute to both the own clubs site and their newspaper site or not ?
[quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: And what do Leicester City have to do with me? A little clue is my team are top of the their league.[/p][/quote]Because there is regular posts by a Longcliffe, resident in Hertfordshire on the talkingballs website, which is a Leicester City fan site. A Longcliffe congratulates the team on beating Millwall 3-1 away on New Years Day! Coincidence two Longcliffe's in Herts who contribute to both the own clubs site and their newspaper site or not ? soulfulhornet
  • Score: 1

6:05pm Wed 15 Jan 14

demerit says...

longcliffe wrote:
YELLOW ARMY, YELLOW ARMY.
Yes that's all 7,302 of you!!!!!!!!
Pathetic crowd for a pathetic club. Should you play Man City it could well get into double figures, that's ten and more Ronny.
Come on, let's chat civilly Longcliffe - who have you got in the 4th round, I forget....the FA Cup I mean , not the Vase.
[quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: YELLOW ARMY, YELLOW ARMY. Yes that's all 7,302 of you!!!!!!!! Pathetic crowd for a pathetic club. Should you play Man City it could well get into double figures, that's ten and more Ronny.[/p][/quote]Come on, let's chat civilly Longcliffe - who have you got in the 4th round, I forget....the FA Cup I mean , not the Vase. demerit
  • Score: 2

6:08pm Wed 15 Jan 14

demerit says...

soulfulhornet wrote:
longcliffe wrote:
And what do Leicester City have to do with me? A little clue is my team are top of the their league.
Because there is regular posts by a Longcliffe, resident in Hertfordshire on the talkingballs website, which is a Leicester City fan site. A Longcliffe congratulates the team on beating Millwall 3-1 away on New Years Day! Coincidence two Longcliffe's in Herts who contribute to both the own clubs site and their newspaper site or not ?
I though t he supported the Scum? Anyway, seems like a serial w**k*r both figuratively and literally.
[quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: And what do Leicester City have to do with me? A little clue is my team are top of the their league.[/p][/quote]Because there is regular posts by a Longcliffe, resident in Hertfordshire on the talkingballs website, which is a Leicester City fan site. A Longcliffe congratulates the team on beating Millwall 3-1 away on New Years Day! Coincidence two Longcliffe's in Herts who contribute to both the own clubs site and their newspaper site or not ?[/p][/quote]I though t he supported the Scum? Anyway, seems like a serial w**k*r both figuratively and literally. demerit
  • Score: 1

7:20pm Wed 15 Jan 14

BryantheOrn says...

longcliffe wrote:
YELLOW ARMY, YELLOW ARMY.
Yes that's all 7,302 of you!!!!!!!!
Pathetic crowd for a pathetic club. Should you play Man City it could well get into double figures, that's ten and more Ronny.
Poor old Lonely Longcliffe, don't give a monkeys who you support, whoever it is would be better off without you. Crawl back under your stone.
[quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: YELLOW ARMY, YELLOW ARMY. Yes that's all 7,302 of you!!!!!!!! Pathetic crowd for a pathetic club. Should you play Man City it could well get into double figures, that's ten and more Ronny.[/p][/quote]Poor old Lonely Longcliffe, don't give a monkeys who you support, whoever it is would be better off without you. Crawl back under your stone. BryantheOrn
  • Score: 3

9:20pm Wed 15 Jan 14

berkshire orn says...

City v Watford come on you horns
City v Watford come on you horns berkshire orn
  • Score: 1

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