Vote for your Watford man of the match as the Hornets beat Middlesbrough 1-0 in the Championship

This Is Local London: Watford's Troy Deeney competes with Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson. Picture: Action Images Watford's Troy Deeney competes with Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson. Picture: Action Images

Watford hung on for their second 1-0 home win in five days as they edged out Middlesbrough in the Championship yesterday.

Who was your Hornets man of the match at Vicarage Road

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7:31am Sun 16 Feb 14

mellow yellow says...

For leading the line so well, for me it's Troy. But for his second half return, and general vision and calm maturity, it has to be Hoban for me... And he's not an option. Unusual, eh?

Back three from now on should be Hoban, Marco and Angella. End of.
For leading the line so well, for me it's Troy. But for his second half return, and general vision and calm maturity, it has to be Hoban for me... And he's not an option. Unusual, eh? Back three from now on should be Hoban, Marco and Angella. End of. mellow yellow
  • Score: 9

8:23am Sun 16 Feb 14

mullenswfc says...

Nando made the difference and showed rare pieces of quality in a game lacking in it. Second half everyone upped their game and put in a real battling display. It was what Deeney relishes and he did brilliantly taking the pressure off the defence, wrestling with defenders, holding it up and causing problems on the break. The back 3 were excellent but Cassetti proved a cool calming influence to stand out. Tozser was similarly a calming influence in picking a pass instead of booting it clear. Hoban was like he'd never been away
Nando made the difference and showed rare pieces of quality in a game lacking in it. Second half everyone upped their game and put in a real battling display. It was what Deeney relishes and he did brilliantly taking the pressure off the defence, wrestling with defenders, holding it up and causing problems on the break. The back 3 were excellent but Cassetti proved a cool calming influence to stand out. Tozser was similarly a calming influence in picking a pass instead of booting it clear. Hoban was like he'd never been away mullenswfc
  • Score: 13

8:28am Sun 16 Feb 14

Hornankey says...

All performed well and played as a team yesterday, with one exception. Deeney was back to his combative best.
All performed well and played as a team yesterday, with one exception. Deeney was back to his combative best. Hornankey
  • Score: 9

9:06am Sun 16 Feb 14

Cuetip says...

Hornankey wrote:
All performed well and played as a team yesterday, with one exception. Deeney was back to his combative best.
A combative display by all. More of the same for Yeovil. Deeney showed he's not all about ego but battled for his team.
I've got one way goodbye ticket to QPR for you know who ....................
............
[quote][p][bold]Hornankey[/bold] wrote: All performed well and played as a team yesterday, with one exception. Deeney was back to his combative best.[/p][/quote]A combative display by all. More of the same for Yeovil. Deeney showed he's not all about ego but battled for his team. I've got one way goodbye ticket to QPR for you know who .................... ............ Cuetip
  • Score: 6

9:07am Sun 16 Feb 14

demerit says...

mellow yellow wrote:
For leading the line so well, for me it's Troy. But for his second half return, and general vision and calm maturity, it has to be Hoban for me... And he's not an option. Unusual, eh?

Back three from now on should be Hoban, Marco and Angella. End of.
Agreed. I voted "other" too.
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: For leading the line so well, for me it's Troy. But for his second half return, and general vision and calm maturity, it has to be Hoban for me... And he's not an option. Unusual, eh? Back three from now on should be Hoban, Marco and Angella. End of.[/p][/quote]Agreed. I voted "other" too. demerit
  • Score: -3

9:30am Sun 16 Feb 14

hornet88 says...

Cassetti really stood out as man of the match to me. He had a great game. Deeney improved but really only shone in the second half. Cassetti showed everyone how to put someone in your back pocket. As for diashite I can't see him playing for us again.
Cassetti really stood out as man of the match to me. He had a great game. Deeney improved but really only shone in the second half. Cassetti showed everyone how to put someone in your back pocket. As for diashite I can't see him playing for us again. hornet88
  • Score: 12

10:05am Sun 16 Feb 14

watford1881 says...

A while since Deeney has had my vote for man of the match, but this game he has.. All important goal.. Chased down lost causes and so on.. Deeney is coming into form just at the right time.. Rock bottom Yeovil then 5th from bottom Bolton in the next two matches.. Who knows???
A while since Deeney has had my vote for man of the match, but this game he has.. All important goal.. Chased down lost causes and so on.. Deeney is coming into form just at the right time.. Rock bottom Yeovil then 5th from bottom Bolton in the next two matches.. Who knows??? watford1881
  • Score: 7

10:06am Sun 16 Feb 14

matey_from_brighton says...

I gave it to Deeney as he lead the line well and put in a lot of work, especially in the last 15, when we had started to drop a bit deep leaving him isolated. Hoban was superb though as well - I don't think he misplaced a pass. Bit worried when he went down injured at one point though.
I gave it to Deeney as he lead the line well and put in a lot of work, especially in the last 15, when we had started to drop a bit deep leaving him isolated. Hoban was superb though as well - I don't think he misplaced a pass. Bit worried when he went down injured at one point though. matey_from_brighton
  • Score: 4

10:55am Sun 16 Feb 14

Anunemus says...

I voted 'other'.
For me it was Ben Gibson, He through away any chance that Boro had of getting an equaliser and secured the win for us.
Diakite needs to have a word with himself. Ideally on the train back to the Bush. If that's what a loan signing from a team in the same division gets you I'd rather continue to sign players from elsewhere.
I voted 'other'. For me it was Ben Gibson, He through away any chance that Boro had of getting an equaliser and secured the win for us. Diakite needs to have a word with himself. Ideally on the train back to the Bush. If that's what a loan signing from a team in the same division gets you I'd rather continue to sign players from elsewhere. Anunemus
  • Score: 6

11:03am Sun 16 Feb 14

KeithMercer says...

Danny Graham for me, he was still playing for us wasnt he ??
sure tried his best not to score against us !
The beard a close second, then Troy and Fessi. Tommy H did well when he came on, but take sentiment out of it, come on he wasnt MOM.
Danny Graham for me, he was still playing for us wasnt he ?? sure tried his best not to score against us ! The beard a close second, then Troy and Fessi. Tommy H did well when he came on, but take sentiment out of it, come on he wasnt MOM. KeithMercer
  • Score: 4

11:16am Sun 16 Feb 14

WessexLad says...

FF for me, for constantly unsettling the Borough defence and making things happen. Winning the penalty was all his own work, although Troy did put it away with the minimum of fuss.
FF for me, for constantly unsettling the Borough defence and making things happen. Winning the penalty was all his own work, although Troy did put it away with the minimum of fuss. WessexLad
  • Score: 7

11:26am Sun 16 Feb 14

grahamwfc says...

Marco for me and great move by Beppe to play him in that role. had Supersize Dan in his pocket. Obviously Graham's knowledge of the fast food outlets on Teeside inspired his switch.
Troy was immense and Nando always offers that little bit of inspiration. In the second half, Sean found his form and started driving us forward and fantastic to see Tommy back, imperious. You could hear a hush when he went down and the sigh of relief when he got back up clutching the wedding tackle. Again great move by Beppe to bring on Anya for DF, although would have preferred Park for FF, hope that's just a slight tweak and a well earned rest Tuesday, fit for Saturday. Pity we can't find a break for Troy although he seems superhuman.
Marco for me and great move by Beppe to play him in that role. had Supersize Dan in his pocket. Obviously Graham's knowledge of the fast food outlets on Teeside inspired his switch. Troy was immense and Nando always offers that little bit of inspiration. In the second half, Sean found his form and started driving us forward and fantastic to see Tommy back, imperious. You could hear a hush when he went down and the sigh of relief when he got back up clutching the wedding tackle. Again great move by Beppe to bring on Anya for DF, although would have preferred Park for FF, hope that's just a slight tweak and a well earned rest Tuesday, fit for Saturday. Pity we can't find a break for Troy although he seems superhuman. grahamwfc
  • Score: 8

11:32am Sun 16 Feb 14

Summer breeze says...

Deeney was back to is best yesterday, but all the team played well with the exception of Diakite who lost the ball most of the time before being dismissed. Note: He had a red card for his debut at QPR, 2xyellows for a 'series of wild tackles leaving the referee no choice' ...... If he is not good enough for Harry Redknapp????
Deeney was back to is best yesterday, but all the team played well with the exception of Diakite who lost the ball most of the time before being dismissed. Note: He had a red card for his debut at QPR, 2xyellows for a 'series of wild tackles leaving the referee no choice' ...... If he is not good enough for Harry Redknapp???? Summer breeze
  • Score: 4

1:24pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Cuthbert007 says...

Foresteri and hoban
Foresteri and hoban Cuthbert007
  • Score: 6

1:44pm Sun 16 Feb 14

LutonHornet says...

Tommy Hoban for me. Looked really assured once he got into the game. Great to see him back, we have missed him. Hope there is no adverse reaction.
Tommy Hoban for me. Looked really assured once he got into the game. Great to see him back, we have missed him. Hope there is no adverse reaction. LutonHornet
  • Score: 3

7:04pm Sun 16 Feb 14

FelixTheHorn says...

What a great dilemma; Hoban back and looking as assured as before, Deeney holding the line so well, keeping the ball and fighting for everything. Anya scaring the juice out of them with his pace.
But for me Fessi overall, because he made so much going forward, and also tackled so well when defending, and as so often these days just ran his heart out.
Plus a big up for everyone in the singing section.
What a great atmos, just like an away day; felt like we sang the team home.
Hoist up the Watford flag...
What a great dilemma; Hoban back and looking as assured as before, Deeney holding the line so well, keeping the ball and fighting for everything. Anya scaring the juice out of them with his pace. But for me Fessi overall, because he made so much going forward, and also tackled so well when defending, and as so often these days just ran his heart out. Plus a big up for everyone in the singing section. What a great atmos, just like an away day; felt like we sang the team home. Hoist up the Watford flag... FelixTheHorn
  • Score: 2

8:29pm Sun 16 Feb 14

family terrace rule says...

Surprised no mention for Murray. Has been out of sorts this season but played the 90 and stepped up yesterday.
Surprised no mention for Murray. Has been out of sorts this season but played the 90 and stepped up yesterday. family terrace rule
  • Score: 1

8:37pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Watford1960 says...

why isn't Diakite a voting option?!
why isn't Diakite a voting option?! Watford1960
  • Score: 2

8:43pm Sun 16 Feb 14

WessexLad says...

Cuetip wrote:
Hornankey wrote:
All performed well and played as a team yesterday, with one exception. Deeney was back to his combative best.
A combative display by all. More of the same for Yeovil. Deeney showed he's not all about ego but battled for his team.
I've got one way goodbye ticket to QPR for you know who ....................

............
Unfortunately, you know who let you down.

The target for the play-offs is now an eye-watering 77 pts.
[quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornankey[/bold] wrote: All performed well and played as a team yesterday, with one exception. Deeney was back to his combative best.[/p][/quote]A combative display by all. More of the same for Yeovil. Deeney showed he's not all about ego but battled for his team. I've got one way goodbye ticket to QPR for you know who .................... ............[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, you know who let you down. The target for the play-offs is now an eye-watering 77 pts. WessexLad
  • Score: 0

3:52pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Kismet110 says...

Very strange game, a dire 1st half followed by a gripping 2nd! Decent atmosphere too but what really surprised me (although might have more to do with our excellent defending) is how poor Graham and Chalobah both looked compared to their stints at Watford.

Chalobah lashing out at the smallest man on the pitch sums up his courage really well. I know he did great for us last season but there was no need for that.

Back to the subject, the whole spine of the team equally for me; Cassetti, Toszer and Deeney.

Roll on Yeovil!
Very strange game, a dire 1st half followed by a gripping 2nd! Decent atmosphere too but what really surprised me (although might have more to do with our excellent defending) is how poor Graham and Chalobah both looked compared to their stints at Watford. Chalobah lashing out at the smallest man on the pitch sums up his courage really well. I know he did great for us last season but there was no need for that. Back to the subject, the whole spine of the team equally for me; Cassetti, Toszer and Deeney. Roll on Yeovil! Kismet110
  • Score: 1

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