Hornets fan Lee Coan reflects on Watford's battling display in their 1-1 draw against Bournemouth in the Championship

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Bournemouth was strange. An odd and frustrating 98 minutes of football even by this season's odd and frustrating standards.

Here's all I can muster saying about it, without just using this entire space to make accusations about the referee.

1) Balls. "We showed great attitude, spirit and pride today on the pitch," said Beppe Sannino via the Italian doctor/translator after the game.

We showed balls Beppe. Testicoli. Grande testicoli! Something none of us knew this Watford team had.

The balls they showed to get a point out of the game was remarkable. Remember this is the very same side who lay down and let a terrible Yeovil team score three goals, then walked off the pitch without a fleck of mud let alone blood on their shirts.

This is a side who have just rolled over and died again and again. No more. "Non più!" Balls Beppe! Balls!

2) Referees. This year we have had several officials trotting around the grass, ruining potential wonderful games of football.

A ball bounces a clear foot over the line at Brighton, a Derby player is booked twice yet is shown no red, but nothing beats Carl Boyeson at Bournemouth.

This guy (seemingly on a day out from League One) put in a shift so weak it was beggars belief.

With so much money on the line in the Championship these days, the standard of refereeing surely has to be addressed. It seems to get worse year on year.

3) Smoke bombs."Oh the humanity!" I think it is the word "bomb" that has people in hysteria.

A smoke bomb is not a bomb, it is not even a flare. They're just cough inducing wheeze pipes.

These things are annoying for some, fun for others, something to get in a tizzy about... not really.

What is essentially a big puffy scented candle should not be the cause for Watford fans to turn on each other.

They should also not be something the club are punished for. When was the last time you saw one at The Vic? Surely it's Bournemouth's job to keep them out.

I'm sure Man City won't let them in. And if they do, let’s not fall out over it.

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8:37am Tue 21 Jan 14

Goldenboy1960 says...

Smoke bombs or what ever they are, please tell me why they are needed at any football match?

Whatever you think it is not welcome and you are not enhancing anything, just rubbing everyone in football up the wrong way. It does nothing for our club.

Yes we have suffered from some decisions this year but there has been plenty when we have gained. It's called football and you win some you lose some. Referees don't win or lose games players do.

If Yeovil were a poor team they were certainly better than us on the day and fully deserved their win.

Yes it is nice to see the team digging in. In my opinion we need player continuity on the pitch not changes every other minute.
Smoke bombs or what ever they are, please tell me why they are needed at any football match? Whatever you think it is not welcome and you are not enhancing anything, just rubbing everyone in football up the wrong way. It does nothing for our club. Yes we have suffered from some decisions this year but there has been plenty when we have gained. It's called football and you win some you lose some. Referees don't win or lose games players do. If Yeovil were a poor team they were certainly better than us on the day and fully deserved their win. Yes it is nice to see the team digging in. In my opinion we need player continuity on the pitch not changes every other minute. Goldenboy1960

9:02am Tue 21 Jan 14

Harry's Bar says...

I don't want to be too pedantic but a Derby player wasn't booked twice, that's not what happened.
I don't want to be too pedantic but a Derby player wasn't booked twice, that's not what happened. Harry's Bar

9:38am Tue 21 Jan 14

peter10531089 says...

Couldnt agree more with your first point about showing guts and resilience but couldnt disagree more with the final point about smoke bombs/flares or whatever you want to call them. To let one of these off in a congested area is at best anti-social and at worst potentially hazardous. You make the point that the club should not (presumably in an ideal world) be punished for its fans persitantly letting these things off - well we dont live in a perfect world and the FA are very likely to sanction the club if this carries on. I think it is entirely unsurprising that fans would turn against each other in these circumstances.
Your point that it is up to Bournemouth to keep such devices out is the mentality that sees fans frisked before games - that really adds to match going experience of any supporter!
Couldnt agree more with your first point about showing guts and resilience but couldnt disagree more with the final point about smoke bombs/flares or whatever you want to call them. To let one of these off in a congested area is at best anti-social and at worst potentially hazardous. You make the point that the club should not (presumably in an ideal world) be punished for its fans persitantly letting these things off - well we dont live in a perfect world and the FA are very likely to sanction the club if this carries on. I think it is entirely unsurprising that fans would turn against each other in these circumstances. Your point that it is up to Bournemouth to keep such devices out is the mentality that sees fans frisked before games - that really adds to match going experience of any supporter! peter10531089

10:18am Tue 21 Jan 14

oldyella says...

Whoever is letting off the FLARES/SMOKE BOMBS/SCENTED CANDLES - call them what you will - are letting down our club. Its the club that will be fined and no doubt the individual will get away with it. Aren't we supporters of our club? Of course we are, so why are we causing our club harm- we are not made of money- that's the Premiership.
Whoever is doing this - its time to stop.
Stop harming the club.
Stop behaving like a moron.
Whoever is letting off the FLARES/SMOKE BOMBS/SCENTED CANDLES - call them what you will - are letting down our club. Its the club that will be fined and no doubt the individual will get away with it. Aren't we supporters of our club? Of course we are, so why are we causing our club harm- we are not made of money- that's the Premiership. Whoever is doing this - its time to stop. Stop harming the club. Stop behaving like a moron. oldyella

10:48am Tue 21 Jan 14

awatfordsupporter says...

guys come on, 'big balls'? this is the 21st century! Let's have a little bit of conscientious feminism?
how hard is it to say 'great courage'?
guys come on, 'big balls'? this is the 21st century! Let's have a little bit of conscientious feminism? how hard is it to say 'great courage'? awatfordsupporter

10:55am Tue 21 Jan 14

truefan1 says...

Same old moaning watford supporters on here.
Bournemouth away was the best atmosphere in years ask the real fans, players & manager who were there.
If you don't like it don't go..
Same old moaning watford supporters on here. Bournemouth away was the best atmosphere in years ask the real fans, players & manager who were there. If you don't like it don't go.. truefan1

10:58am Tue 21 Jan 14

a1derek says...

oldyella wrote:
Whoever is letting off the FLARES/SMOKE BOMBS/SCENTED CANDLES - call them what you will - are letting down our club. Its the club that will be fined and no doubt the individual will get away with it. Aren't we supporters of our club? Of course we are, so why are we causing our club harm- we are not made of money- that's the Premiership.
Whoever is doing this - its time to stop.
Stop harming the club.
Stop behaving like a moron.
Indeed, well said and very surprised the Wobby decided to publish what amounts to a defence of this. Yes, we live in a Nanny state where you can't pass wind without some official sticking his nose in and the FA are a very much a Nanny organisation, but...they do wield the power in the game (at the moment, that may change when the Eurpean Super League break away) and they will punish Watford FC if this persists. Why do people think it's O.K, clever even?
[quote][p][bold]oldyella[/bold] wrote: Whoever is letting off the FLARES/SMOKE BOMBS/SCENTED CANDLES - call them what you will - are letting down our club. Its the club that will be fined and no doubt the individual will get away with it. Aren't we supporters of our club? Of course we are, so why are we causing our club harm- we are not made of money- that's the Premiership. Whoever is doing this - its time to stop. Stop harming the club. Stop behaving like a moron.[/p][/quote]Indeed, well said and very surprised the Wobby decided to publish what amounts to a defence of this. Yes, we live in a Nanny state where you can't pass wind without some official sticking his nose in and the FA are a very much a Nanny organisation, but...they do wield the power in the game (at the moment, that may change when the Eurpean Super League break away) and they will punish Watford FC if this persists. Why do people think it's O.K, clever even? a1derek

11:47am Tue 21 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

I must admit I'm surprised at the minus scores to those posts which 'ask' for the fans who are letting off the smoke bombs to stop doing so.
I don't know if there are any other clubs who's fans continually let off smoke bombs and if there aren't then I'm sure the FA would delight in making an example out of us and giving us a points deduction seeing as our fans continue to flout the law . If our form does not pick up we will be in a relegation fight so a points deduction is going to be rather significant. In fact if our form does pick up then a points deduction could see us miss out on the play offs.
Whilst the dangers and health risks of smoke bombs can be argued until the cows come home, this is not about that. Any the end of the day it is against the rules, and if our club breaks the rules then we pay the penalty. This may be a rather over-dramatic statement but the continuous use of smoke bombs could see our club relegated if we are slapped with a points deduction. I'm all for a great atmosphere but the line has to be drawn somewhere and personally I draw this line at the club getting relegated.
I must admit I'm surprised at the minus scores to those posts which 'ask' for the fans who are letting off the smoke bombs to stop doing so. I don't know if there are any other clubs who's fans continually let off smoke bombs and if there aren't then I'm sure the FA would delight in making an example out of us and giving us a points deduction seeing as our fans continue to flout the law . If our form does not pick up we will be in a relegation fight so a points deduction is going to be rather significant. In fact if our form does pick up then a points deduction could see us miss out on the play offs. Whilst the dangers and health risks of smoke bombs can be argued until the cows come home, this is not about that. Any the end of the day it is against the rules, and if our club breaks the rules then we pay the penalty. This may be a rather over-dramatic statement but the continuous use of smoke bombs could see our club relegated if we are slapped with a points deduction. I'm all for a great atmosphere but the line has to be drawn somewhere and personally I draw this line at the club getting relegated. Stoney77

12:01pm Tue 21 Jan 14

llloydwithathirdl says...

Stoney77 wrote:
I must admit I'm surprised at the minus scores to those posts which 'ask' for the fans who are letting off the smoke bombs to stop doing so.
I don't know if there are any other clubs who's fans continually let off smoke bombs and if there aren't then I'm sure the FA would delight in making an example out of us and giving us a points deduction seeing as our fans continue to flout the law . If our form does not pick up we will be in a relegation fight so a points deduction is going to be rather significant. In fact if our form does pick up then a points deduction could see us miss out on the play offs.
Whilst the dangers and health risks of smoke bombs can be argued until the cows come home, this is not about that. Any the end of the day it is against the rules, and if our club breaks the rules then we pay the penalty. This may be a rather over-dramatic statement but the continuous use of smoke bombs could see our club relegated if we are slapped with a points deduction. I'm all for a great atmosphere but the line has to be drawn somewhere and personally I draw this line at the club getting relegated.
Nobody is getting a points deduction for a smoke bomb!
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: I must admit I'm surprised at the minus scores to those posts which 'ask' for the fans who are letting off the smoke bombs to stop doing so. I don't know if there are any other clubs who's fans continually let off smoke bombs and if there aren't then I'm sure the FA would delight in making an example out of us and giving us a points deduction seeing as our fans continue to flout the law . If our form does not pick up we will be in a relegation fight so a points deduction is going to be rather significant. In fact if our form does pick up then a points deduction could see us miss out on the play offs. Whilst the dangers and health risks of smoke bombs can be argued until the cows come home, this is not about that. Any the end of the day it is against the rules, and if our club breaks the rules then we pay the penalty. This may be a rather over-dramatic statement but the continuous use of smoke bombs could see our club relegated if we are slapped with a points deduction. I'm all for a great atmosphere but the line has to be drawn somewhere and personally I draw this line at the club getting relegated.[/p][/quote]Nobody is getting a points deduction for a smoke bomb! llloydwithathirdl

12:43pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Robert Peel says...

If there were points deductions for smoke bombs, there would be fans from various teams turning up and letting them off at promotion / relegation rivals' grounds come the end of the season!
If there were points deductions for smoke bombs, there would be fans from various teams turning up and letting them off at promotion / relegation rivals' grounds come the end of the season! Robert Peel

1:01pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Angry of Tunbridge Wells says...

Easy answer- Let the little boy/boys play with the bright burney thing, as long as they pay the 20K fine themselves when it's levid. If you can't pay the fine, don't do the crime.
Easy answer- Let the little boy/boys play with the bright burney thing, as long as they pay the 20K fine themselves when it's levid. If you can't pay the fine, don't do the crime. Angry of Tunbridge Wells

1:49pm Tue 21 Jan 14

a1derek says...

-28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons!
-28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons! a1derek

2:00pm Tue 21 Jan 14

huntingdon hornet says...

llloydwithathirdl wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
I must admit I'm surprised at the minus scores to those posts which 'ask' for the fans who are letting off the smoke bombs to stop doing so.
I don't know if there are any other clubs who's fans continually let off smoke bombs and if there aren't then I'm sure the FA would delight in making an example out of us and giving us a points deduction seeing as our fans continue to flout the law . If our form does not pick up we will be in a relegation fight so a points deduction is going to be rather significant. In fact if our form does pick up then a points deduction could see us miss out on the play offs.
Whilst the dangers and health risks of smoke bombs can be argued until the cows come home, this is not about that. Any the end of the day it is against the rules, and if our club breaks the rules then we pay the penalty. This may be a rather over-dramatic statement but the continuous use of smoke bombs could see our club relegated if we are slapped with a points deduction. I'm all for a great atmosphere but the line has to be drawn somewhere and personally I draw this line at the club getting relegated.
Nobody is getting a points deduction for a smoke bomb!
Maybe not, but this is the FA we're talking about...they are illogical and seem to dislike WFC. Morons who let off these devices should be forced to pay any resultant fine imposed on our club - if cannot pay then ban them from attending. There are better ways of supporting the club and team....think about it (that's if you have any braincells of your own).
[quote][p][bold]llloydwithathirdl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: I must admit I'm surprised at the minus scores to those posts which 'ask' for the fans who are letting off the smoke bombs to stop doing so. I don't know if there are any other clubs who's fans continually let off smoke bombs and if there aren't then I'm sure the FA would delight in making an example out of us and giving us a points deduction seeing as our fans continue to flout the law . If our form does not pick up we will be in a relegation fight so a points deduction is going to be rather significant. In fact if our form does pick up then a points deduction could see us miss out on the play offs. Whilst the dangers and health risks of smoke bombs can be argued until the cows come home, this is not about that. Any the end of the day it is against the rules, and if our club breaks the rules then we pay the penalty. This may be a rather over-dramatic statement but the continuous use of smoke bombs could see our club relegated if we are slapped with a points deduction. I'm all for a great atmosphere but the line has to be drawn somewhere and personally I draw this line at the club getting relegated.[/p][/quote]Nobody is getting a points deduction for a smoke bomb![/p][/quote]Maybe not, but this is the FA we're talking about...they are illogical and seem to dislike WFC. Morons who let off these devices should be forced to pay any resultant fine imposed on our club - if cannot pay then ban them from attending. There are better ways of supporting the club and team....think about it (that's if you have any braincells of your own). huntingdon hornet

2:33pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

Robert Peel wrote:
If there were points deductions for smoke bombs, there would be fans from various teams turning up and letting them off at promotion / relegation rivals' grounds come the end of the season!
But surely using this argument it's hard to hand out any sort of punishment then, including hefty fines. At the end of the day the FA could impose restrictions on our ticket sales whereby it is our (watford football club's) responsibility to sell tickets to our supporters. All the FA would have to stipulate is no 'pay on the day' for the Watford away games in the away end and all tickets must be sold through our ticket office. Then they can slap whatever sanctions on the club they want as they can prove it was a 'supporter' of our club who has set off the smoke bomb, as opposed to a supporter of a rival club who has 'infiltrated'. The club would then have to cease any new fan ID's being created to stop rival fans from getting tickets.
Do you really think the FA will sit back and allow our fans continue to let smoke bombs off every week? Many people believe the FA have it in for us and I'm sure they would delight in making an example out of us.
[quote][p][bold]Robert Peel[/bold] wrote: If there were points deductions for smoke bombs, there would be fans from various teams turning up and letting them off at promotion / relegation rivals' grounds come the end of the season![/p][/quote]But surely using this argument it's hard to hand out any sort of punishment then, including hefty fines. At the end of the day the FA could impose restrictions on our ticket sales whereby it is our (watford football club's) responsibility to sell tickets to our supporters. All the FA would have to stipulate is no 'pay on the day' for the Watford away games in the away end and all tickets must be sold through our ticket office. Then they can slap whatever sanctions on the club they want as they can prove it was a 'supporter' of our club who has set off the smoke bomb, as opposed to a supporter of a rival club who has 'infiltrated'. The club would then have to cease any new fan ID's being created to stop rival fans from getting tickets. Do you really think the FA will sit back and allow our fans continue to let smoke bombs off every week? Many people believe the FA have it in for us and I'm sure they would delight in making an example out of us. Stoney77

2:39pm Tue 21 Jan 14

huntingdon hornet says...

huntingdon hornet wrote:
llloydwithathirdl wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
I must admit I'm surprised at the minus scores to those posts which 'ask' for the fans who are letting off the smoke bombs to stop doing so.
I don't know if there are any other clubs who's fans continually let off smoke bombs and if there aren't then I'm sure the FA would delight in making an example out of us and giving us a points deduction seeing as our fans continue to flout the law . If our form does not pick up we will be in a relegation fight so a points deduction is going to be rather significant. In fact if our form does pick up then a points deduction could see us miss out on the play offs.
Whilst the dangers and health risks of smoke bombs can be argued until the cows come home, this is not about that. Any the end of the day it is against the rules, and if our club breaks the rules then we pay the penalty. This may be a rather over-dramatic statement but the continuous use of smoke bombs could see our club relegated if we are slapped with a points deduction. I'm all for a great atmosphere but the line has to be drawn somewhere and personally I draw this line at the club getting relegated.
Nobody is getting a points deduction for a smoke bomb!
Maybe not, but this is the FA we're talking about...they are illogical and seem to dislike WFC. Morons who let off these devices should be forced to pay any resultant fine imposed on our club - if cannot pay then ban them from attending. There are better ways of supporting the club and team....think about it (that's if you have any braincells of your own).
Well, well, well....minus 10 already, just for stating what the vast majority of decent & vocal WFC supporters wish for....to support their team without having the antisocial behavoir of one or two individuals spoil it. As I said before, 'think about it'....what could be the consequences of your actions? Anymore negatives I will take as implicit agreement that you really do not have any functioning braincells.
[quote][p][bold]huntingdon hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]llloydwithathirdl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: I must admit I'm surprised at the minus scores to those posts which 'ask' for the fans who are letting off the smoke bombs to stop doing so. I don't know if there are any other clubs who's fans continually let off smoke bombs and if there aren't then I'm sure the FA would delight in making an example out of us and giving us a points deduction seeing as our fans continue to flout the law . If our form does not pick up we will be in a relegation fight so a points deduction is going to be rather significant. In fact if our form does pick up then a points deduction could see us miss out on the play offs. Whilst the dangers and health risks of smoke bombs can be argued until the cows come home, this is not about that. Any the end of the day it is against the rules, and if our club breaks the rules then we pay the penalty. This may be a rather over-dramatic statement but the continuous use of smoke bombs could see our club relegated if we are slapped with a points deduction. I'm all for a great atmosphere but the line has to be drawn somewhere and personally I draw this line at the club getting relegated.[/p][/quote]Nobody is getting a points deduction for a smoke bomb![/p][/quote]Maybe not, but this is the FA we're talking about...they are illogical and seem to dislike WFC. Morons who let off these devices should be forced to pay any resultant fine imposed on our club - if cannot pay then ban them from attending. There are better ways of supporting the club and team....think about it (that's if you have any braincells of your own).[/p][/quote]Well, well, well....minus 10 already, just for stating what the vast majority of decent & vocal WFC supporters wish for....to support their team without having the antisocial behavoir of one or two individuals spoil it. As I said before, 'think about it'....what could be the consequences of your actions? Anymore negatives I will take as implicit agreement that you really do not have any functioning braincells. huntingdon hornet

3:14pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Harry's Bar says...

a1derek wrote:
-28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons!
Up to -47, you're getting into Hogweed territory now.
[quote][p][bold]a1derek[/bold] wrote: -28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons![/p][/quote]Up to -47, you're getting into Hogweed territory now. Harry's Bar

4:14pm Tue 21 Jan 14

davidhornet says...

So Watford Observer cannot even be bothered to pay Frank Smith to write another "Thought provoking" article? Soon we will realise we are all submitting our own unpaid content and just arguing amongst ourselves,while the media moguls sit back and count the advertising revenue and the 90p per paper copy income from the old and uninformed loyal customers who could pick it all up for nothing on this site if they knew how to access the internet. I have stopped paying the 90p per week for the ever thinner hard copy of everything already published days before on these pages. Do likewise my friends. Watford Observer just do one!
So Watford Observer cannot even be bothered to pay Frank Smith to write another "Thought provoking" article? Soon we will realise we are all submitting our own unpaid content and just arguing amongst ourselves,while the media moguls sit back and count the advertising revenue and the 90p per paper copy income from the old and uninformed loyal customers who could pick it all up for nothing on this site if they knew how to access the internet. I have stopped paying the 90p per week for the ever thinner hard copy of everything already published days before on these pages. Do likewise my friends. Watford Observer just do one! davidhornet

4:23pm Tue 21 Jan 14

cliff46 says...

Any individual setting these things off should be procecuted if they can be identified and banned for life from our club.
They can't possibly be genuine Watford supporters because they appear totally unconcerned at the threat of sanctions.
I have always thought the expression "the Watford way" was a nonsense and now the selfish idiot or idiots that set these things off and the individuals on this forum that support them clearly demonstrate that I was right.
Any individual setting these things off should be procecuted if they can be identified and banned for life from our club. They can't possibly be genuine Watford supporters because they appear totally unconcerned at the threat of sanctions. I have always thought the expression "the Watford way" was a nonsense and now the selfish idiot or idiots that set these things off and the individuals on this forum that support them clearly demonstrate that I was right. cliff46

4:36pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kismet110 says...

Blow me, when I signed up to the Wobby site I had no idea most of the football related posters were miserable canutes.

The manager described the supporters as "incredible". The players who bothered to mention it said the same. The supporters (mostly) agreed and the majority of home supporters conceded the Watford fans were amongst the best this season.

Yet all you people can focus on is a a smoke 'bomb'? Stop repeating like a parrot what the website mentioned in passing weeks ago, it was aimed at trying to quell it and if it was a genuine threat then Watford would be in the company of Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton et al for sanctions along with dozens of other clubs.

Love Watford and hate endangering a supporters health or safety but some of these comments are seriously mongtastic.
Blow me, when I signed up to the Wobby site I had no idea most of the football related posters were miserable canutes. The manager described the supporters as "incredible". The players who bothered to mention it said the same. The supporters (mostly) agreed and the majority of home supporters conceded the Watford fans were amongst the best this season. Yet all you people can focus on is a a smoke 'bomb'? Stop repeating like a parrot what the website mentioned in passing weeks ago, it was aimed at trying to quell it and if it was a genuine threat then Watford would be in the company of Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton et al for sanctions along with dozens of other clubs. Love Watford and hate endangering a supporters health or safety but some of these comments are seriously mongtastic. Kismet110

4:52pm Tue 21 Jan 14

kingofpop says...

the officials are dreadful, we have come off on the wrong end of mistakes more than we have gained, like last season.......
the officials are dreadful, we have come off on the wrong end of mistakes more than we have gained, like last season....... kingofpop

4:54pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

Kismet110 wrote:
Blow me, when I signed up to the Wobby site I had no idea most of the football related posters were miserable canutes.

The manager described the supporters as "incredible". The players who bothered to mention it said the same. The supporters (mostly) agreed and the majority of home supporters conceded the Watford fans were amongst the best this season.

Yet all you people can focus on is a a smoke 'bomb'? Stop repeating like a parrot what the website mentioned in passing weeks ago, it was aimed at trying to quell it and if it was a genuine threat then Watford would be in the company of Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton et al for sanctions along with dozens of other clubs.

Love Watford and hate endangering a supporters health or safety but some of these comments are seriously mongtastic.
Oh well if it isn't mr high and all **** mighty here.
People can talk about what they **** well like. There's plenty of threads out there where other matters are discussed.
And you call others miserable canutes?
Go get a mirror.
Dick
[quote][p][bold]Kismet110[/bold] wrote: Blow me, when I signed up to the Wobby site I had no idea most of the football related posters were miserable canutes. The manager described the supporters as "incredible". The players who bothered to mention it said the same. The supporters (mostly) agreed and the majority of home supporters conceded the Watford fans were amongst the best this season. Yet all you people can focus on is a a smoke 'bomb'? Stop repeating like a parrot what the website mentioned in passing weeks ago, it was aimed at trying to quell it and if it was a genuine threat then Watford would be in the company of Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton et al for sanctions along with dozens of other clubs. Love Watford and hate endangering a supporters health or safety but some of these comments are seriously mongtastic.[/p][/quote]Oh well if it isn't mr high and all **** mighty here. People can talk about what they **** well like. There's plenty of threads out there where other matters are discussed. And you call others miserable canutes? Go get a mirror. Dick Stoney77

5:02pm Tue 21 Jan 14

cliff46 says...

Stoney77 wrote:
Kismet110 wrote:
Blow me, when I signed up to the Wobby site I had no idea most of the football related posters were miserable canutes.

The manager described the supporters as "incredible". The players who bothered to mention it said the same. The supporters (mostly) agreed and the majority of home supporters conceded the Watford fans were amongst the best this season.

Yet all you people can focus on is a a smoke 'bomb'? Stop repeating like a parrot what the website mentioned in passing weeks ago, it was aimed at trying to quell it and if it was a genuine threat then Watford would be in the company of Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton et al for sanctions along with dozens of other clubs.

Love Watford and hate endangering a supporters health or safety but some of these comments are seriously mongtastic.
Oh well if it isn't mr high and all **** mighty here.
People can talk about what they **** well like. There's plenty of threads out there where other matters are discussed.
And you call others miserable canutes?
Go get a mirror.
Dick
Well said stoney77
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kismet110[/bold] wrote: Blow me, when I signed up to the Wobby site I had no idea most of the football related posters were miserable canutes. The manager described the supporters as "incredible". The players who bothered to mention it said the same. The supporters (mostly) agreed and the majority of home supporters conceded the Watford fans were amongst the best this season. Yet all you people can focus on is a a smoke 'bomb'? Stop repeating like a parrot what the website mentioned in passing weeks ago, it was aimed at trying to quell it and if it was a genuine threat then Watford would be in the company of Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton et al for sanctions along with dozens of other clubs. Love Watford and hate endangering a supporters health or safety but some of these comments are seriously mongtastic.[/p][/quote]Oh well if it isn't mr high and all **** mighty here. People can talk about what they **** well like. There's plenty of threads out there where other matters are discussed. And you call others miserable canutes? Go get a mirror. Dick[/p][/quote]Well said stoney77 cliff46

5:12pm Tue 21 Jan 14

tjohn says...

I'm so pleased the players showed bottle. I'm so pleased the players showed spirit. I'm so pleased the players showed teamwork. Now go out and win a few matches.
I'm so pleased the players showed bottle. I'm so pleased the players showed spirit. I'm so pleased the players showed teamwork. Now go out and win a few matches. tjohn

5:29pm Tue 21 Jan 14

mitch kings langley says...

I quite like flares think they look quite nice with our yellow backdrop.

could we not have a few Katherine wheels nailed onto the posts so whoever scores runs to the crowd borrows a lighter then Fizz bang everyone's happy!!

oh and once I sneaked a pack of refreshers into the rookery
I quite like flares think they look quite nice with our yellow backdrop. could we not have a few Katherine wheels nailed onto the posts so whoever scores runs to the crowd borrows a lighter then Fizz bang everyone's happy!! oh and once I sneaked a pack of refreshers into the rookery mitch kings langley

5:35pm Tue 21 Jan 14

truefan1 says...

a1derek wrote:
-28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons!
Your popular....perhaps you & your sort need to have a look at yourself with your pathetic comments
Take the hint and stay away From the club your not welcome
[quote][p][bold]a1derek[/bold] wrote: -28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons![/p][/quote]Your popular....perhaps you & your sort need to have a look at yourself with your pathetic comments Take the hint and stay away From the club your not welcome truefan1

6:11pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Essex Hornet says...

Calm down guys and take a chill pill. I don't personally like Smoke bomb / flare or see the point of throwing them in a football stadium but that aside anyone who was actually at the Bournemouth game would have to agree the atmosphere was great. The support was vocal and passionate and made me proud to be a Hornet. I reckon the supporters helped to get the boys over the finishing line along with some great goalkeeping, last ditch blocks and a they shall not pass attitude. Lets put our positive hats on and look forward to Saturday. We have nothing to lose as know one gives us a prayer but it's worth going up there just on the off chance that we pull off the shock of the season. If Bayern Munich can do it why can't we ha ha
COYH
Calm down guys and take a chill pill. I don't personally like Smoke bomb / flare or see the point of throwing them in a football stadium but that aside anyone who was actually at the Bournemouth game would have to agree the atmosphere was great. The support was vocal and passionate and made me proud to be a Hornet. I reckon the supporters helped to get the boys over the finishing line along with some great goalkeeping, last ditch blocks and a they shall not pass attitude. Lets put our positive hats on and look forward to Saturday. We have nothing to lose as know one gives us a prayer but it's worth going up there just on the off chance that we pull off the shock of the season. If Bayern Munich can do it why can't we ha ha COYH Essex Hornet

6:24pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

truefan1 wrote:
a1derek wrote:
-28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons!
Your popular....perhaps you & your sort need to have a look at yourself with your pathetic comments
Take the hint and stay away From the club your not welcome
Sorry can you just clarify your point?.... are you saying that anyone who is, shall we say, 'anti smoke bombs', is not welcome when watching Watford FC?
[quote][p][bold]truefan1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a1derek[/bold] wrote: -28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons![/p][/quote]Your popular....perhaps you & your sort need to have a look at yourself with your pathetic comments Take the hint and stay away From the club your not welcome[/p][/quote]Sorry can you just clarify your point?.... are you saying that anyone who is, shall we say, 'anti smoke bombs', is not welcome when watching Watford FC? Stoney77

6:24pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

truefan1 wrote:
a1derek wrote:
-28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons!
Your popular....perhaps you & your sort need to have a look at yourself with your pathetic comments
Take the hint and stay away From the club your not welcome
Sorry can you just clarify your point?.... are you saying that anyone who is, shall we say, 'anti smoke bombs', is not welcome when watching Watford FC?
[quote][p][bold]truefan1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a1derek[/bold] wrote: -28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons![/p][/quote]Your popular....perhaps you & your sort need to have a look at yourself with your pathetic comments Take the hint and stay away From the club your not welcome[/p][/quote]Sorry can you just clarify your point?.... are you saying that anyone who is, shall we say, 'anti smoke bombs', is not welcome when watching Watford FC? Stoney77

7:03pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Daybah says...

Truefan 1 is spot on.
Flares look good and do create an atmosphere but they are dangerous. Get it?
It doesn't make you a man to smuggle in a flare.
Truefan 1 and the thousands of sane fans at the vic who hold this view are the silent majority.
Just grow up and focus on supporting the team through a difficult period.
Truefan 1 is spot on. Flares look good and do create an atmosphere but they are dangerous. Get it? It doesn't make you a man to smuggle in a flare. Truefan 1 and the thousands of sane fans at the vic who hold this view are the silent majority. Just grow up and focus on supporting the team through a difficult period. Daybah

7:08pm Tue 21 Jan 14

truefan1 says...

Stoney77 wrote:
truefan1 wrote:
a1derek wrote:
-28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons!
Your popular....perhaps you & your sort need to have a look at yourself with your pathetic comments
Take the hint and stay away From the club your not welcome
Sorry can you just clarify your point?.... are you saying that anyone who is, shall we say, 'anti smoke bombs', is not welcome when watching Watford FC?
Ironic that your name is stoney & that's where you need to crawl back under
Jog on you mug
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]truefan1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a1derek[/bold] wrote: -28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons![/p][/quote]Your popular....perhaps you & your sort need to have a look at yourself with your pathetic comments Take the hint and stay away From the club your not welcome[/p][/quote]Sorry can you just clarify your point?.... are you saying that anyone who is, shall we say, 'anti smoke bombs', is not welcome when watching Watford FC?[/p][/quote]Ironic that your name is stoney & that's where you need to crawl back under Jog on you mug truefan1

7:19pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Daybah says...

What an articulate and well judged comment. Assuming the moral high ground! To pitch it at your apparent level - pillock!
Just support the 'orns will you?
What an articulate and well judged comment. Assuming the moral high ground! To pitch it at your apparent level - pillock! Just support the 'orns will you? Daybah

7:19pm Tue 21 Jan 14

a1derek says...

truefan1 wrote:
a1derek wrote:
-28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons!
Your popular....perhaps you & your sort need to have a look at yourself with your pathetic comments
Take the hint and stay away From the club your not welcome
My sort? Exactly what is "my sort? Quantify you complete amoeba (look it up if you don't know what it is). I'll give you a few clues, Watford ST since 1974, travelled the length and breadth and been to over 80 league grounds following the 'Orns. Scunthorpe and Rochdale of freezing, wet January nights, getting a good kicking at Chelsea in the 70's - that's my sort.

To me anything that potentially harms the club is bad - end of, The constant use of flares/smoke bombs may land the club in trouble and what do we see. A band of little boys with very little brain flaming sensible, long standing supporters of the club.

I repeat you complete idiotic morons! Let's see how many minuses the "hard boys" can muster for this one?
[quote][p][bold]truefan1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a1derek[/bold] wrote: -28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons![/p][/quote]Your popular....perhaps you & your sort need to have a look at yourself with your pathetic comments Take the hint and stay away From the club your not welcome[/p][/quote]My sort? Exactly what is "my sort? Quantify you complete amoeba (look it up if you don't know what it is). I'll give you a few clues, Watford ST since 1974, travelled the length and breadth and been to over 80 league grounds following the 'Orns. Scunthorpe and Rochdale of freezing, wet January nights, getting a good kicking at Chelsea in the 70's - that's my sort. To me anything that potentially harms the club is bad - end of, The constant use of flares/smoke bombs may land the club in trouble and what do we see. A band of little boys with very little brain flaming sensible, long standing supporters of the club. I repeat you complete idiotic morons! Let's see how many minuses the "hard boys" can muster for this one? a1derek

7:50pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Holywell says...

Anyone else just pressing the minus for fun??
Anyone else just pressing the minus for fun?? Holywell

8:05pm Tue 21 Jan 14

truefan1 says...

Holywell wrote:
Anyone else just pressing the minus for fun??
Yes. Poor Derek
Nopyronoparty
[quote][p][bold]Holywell[/bold] wrote: Anyone else just pressing the minus for fun??[/p][/quote]Yes. Poor Derek Nopyronoparty truefan1

8:23pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

truefan1 wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
truefan1 wrote:
a1derek wrote:
-28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons!
Your popular....perhaps you & your sort need to have a look at yourself with your pathetic comments
Take the hint and stay away From the club your not welcome
Sorry can you just clarify your point?.... are you saying that anyone who is, shall we say, 'anti smoke bombs', is not welcome when watching Watford FC?
Ironic that your name is stoney & that's where you need to crawl back under
Jog on you mug
Oooh, you is a proper bad man bruv.

In response I would say its Ironic that your name is 'truefan'.

A ha ha haaaaaaa what a total **** ing helmet you are!
[quote][p][bold]truefan1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]truefan1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a1derek[/bold] wrote: -28 a personal record - what a bunch of brainless morons![/p][/quote]Your popular....perhaps you & your sort need to have a look at yourself with your pathetic comments Take the hint and stay away From the club your not welcome[/p][/quote]Sorry can you just clarify your point?.... are you saying that anyone who is, shall we say, 'anti smoke bombs', is not welcome when watching Watford FC?[/p][/quote]Ironic that your name is stoney & that's where you need to crawl back under Jog on you mug[/p][/quote]Oooh, you is a proper bad man bruv. In response I would say its Ironic that your name is 'truefan'. A ha ha haaaaaaa what a total **** ing helmet you are! Stoney77

3:14pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Hampshire hornet says...

If i could set of a smoke bomn on a forum page I would have now - -best comment on here was the "anyone else pressing minus for fun?!

QUALITY !

NO SMOKE IS NO JOKE
If i could set of a smoke bomn on a forum page I would have now - -best comment on here was the "anyone else pressing minus for fun?! QUALITY ! NO SMOKE IS NO JOKE Hampshire hornet

3:15pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Hampshire hornet says...

Hampshire hornet wrote:
If i could set of a smoke bomn on a forum page I would have now - -best comment on here was the "anyone else pressing minus for fun?!

QUALITY !

NO SMOKE IS NO JOKE
Oops smoke got in the way of the keyboard .. "bomb"
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet[/bold] wrote: If i could set of a smoke bomn on a forum page I would have now - -best comment on here was the "anyone else pressing minus for fun?! QUALITY ! NO SMOKE IS NO JOKE[/p][/quote]Oops smoke got in the way of the keyboard .. "bomb" Hampshire hornet

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