Watford held to 0-0 draw at Yeovil Town in pulsating contest at Huish Park in the Championship

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Watford were unable to take full advantage of their game in hand in the Championship as they were held to a goalless draw at bottom of the table Yeovil Town.

An end to end contest at Huish Park saw a number of half-chances created but ultimately a lack of quality in the final third left both teams feeling frustrated.

The draw means the Hornets continue their encouraging resurgence that now sees them unbeaten in five league matches and having registered three consecutive clean sheets.

Beppe Sannino may well however see this as two points dropped rather than one point gained, particularly if he still holds any hopes of a late push for the play-offs.

The Watford boss made six changes to the team that started against Middlesbrough.

Three were enforced as Mathias Ranegie was handed his Hornets debut for the injured Fernando Forestieri while Joel Ekstrand returned from a knee problem to replace Lloyd Doyley who had to be taken off at half-time against Boro.

Samba Diakite was suspended after being sent off on his first Hornets start and Sean Murray dropped to the bench meaning Cristian Battocchio and Alexander Merkel joined Daniel Tozser in Watford’s midfield trio.

Ikechi Anya started ahead of Davide Faraoni at right wing-back while Manuel Almunia returned from a knock to replace Jonathan Bond in goal.

Yeovil made two changes as Joseph Ralls replaced the injured Joel Grant and James Hayter came in for Kieffer Moore who was left on the bench.

The hosts had the ball in the net within two minutes as Ishmael Miller turned in Edwards’ long range shot past Almunia from close range but the linesman had his flag raised for offside.

Miller was making his presence felt early on as he outmuscled first Ekstrand and then Marco Cassetti before having his pull-back crucially cut out by Gabriele Angella who turned the ball behind for a corner.

Merkel had Watford’s first chance of the match as Troy Deeney laid off a deep cross to the midfielder who half-volleyed over from just inside the area.

Deeney was nearly gifted a one-on-one just before the quarter-hour mark as Shane Duffy’s header back to Marek Stech fell short but the Hornets striker slipped in the mud and Stech was able to gather.

After a frantic, end-to-end start to the contest it was only after 20 minutes that the game started to settle down.

Watford enjoyed more consistent spells of possession with Anya and Daniel Pudil in particular finding space to cross out wide.

Deeney should have given Anya a one-on-one as Watford broke from a corner. Anya was sprinting through and just needed the ball into space to run on to but Deeney’s pass was carelessly underhit and cut out.

Ranegie was eager to be involved, dropping short to link up the play and his flicked header on almost put Deeney in but Yeovil’s Duffy did well to get across and clear.

Thomas Lawrence was, along with Miller, Yeovil’s most potent threat in the first half. He ran past Anya and Angella to win a free-kick which Lundstram struck at goal and Almunia had to tip over.

Lawrence was again involved in the 38th minute as he ghosted past Angella again and Almunia had to come and smother the ball to prevent the winger from getting a shot away.

Just before half-time, back-passes at both ends almost put the goalkeepers in trouble as first the ball cruelly bobbled up just as Stech was about to clear and then Pudil’s touch whizzed past Almunia and out for a Yeovil corner.

A frantic first period remained goalless at half-time.

Watford started the second half brightly but the first opportunity after the restart fell to Hayter who was put through by Lundstram and his left-footed shot forced a decent save from Almunia.

Yeovil enjoyed a strong ten-minute spell, forcing a series of corners but the Hornets were resolute and gradually began to exert some measured spells of possession.

The chances that were gushing in from all directions in the first period suddenly dried up as both teams struggled to execute a crucial final pass.

Sannino looked for some creative impetus as he brought on Murray for Merkel in the 72nd minute but the Hornets still struggled to find their rhythm.

If anything, it was Yeovil who looked the more likely to score a late winner.

Another mazy run from Lawrence lured Pudil into a foul and Lundstram again tested Almunia with a bending effort but the Hornets goalkeeper pushed the ball away.

Glovers substitute Kieffer Moore was presented with a superb chance to win it in the last ten minutes as the ball was squared to him in the box but he completely mishit his shot from eight yards out.

Davide Faraoni came on for Pudil in the 89th minute and the substitute looked to have forced left back Jamie McAllister into a handball in injury time.

The ball popped up and appeared to strike the defender’s hand but the referee was unmoved and both teams had to be content with a share of the spoils.

Yeovil Town: Stech; Ayling, Webster, Duffy, McAllister; Lundstram (Morgan, 82), Ralls, Edwards, Lawrence; Hayter (Moore, 78), Miller

Not used: Dunn, Lanzoni, Dawson, Foley, Palazuelos

Watford: Almunia; Angella, Cassetti, Ekstrand; Anya, Battocchio, Tozser, Merkel (Murray, 72), Pudil (Faraoni, 89); Deeney, Ranegie

Not used: Bond, Brown, Belkalem, Park, Hoban

Attendance: 6,042 (1,169 away)

Referee: James Adcock

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9:44pm Tue 18 Feb 14

francowatford says...

Boringboring Watford sorry but it's not exciting football
Boringboring Watford sorry but it's not exciting football francowatford
  • Score: -14

9:48pm Tue 18 Feb 14

demerit says...

francowatford wrote:
Boringboring Watford sorry but it's not exciting football
It wasn't as pulsating as the WO thought it was then?
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: Boringboring Watford sorry but it's not exciting football[/p][/quote]It wasn't as pulsating as the WO thought it was then? demerit
  • Score: 1

9:55pm Tue 18 Feb 14

UZZY says...

BBC 3CR comment no quality to maintain a top half postion,& no leadership on the field...the leadership issue has been there all season....Afraid the Italian style negative tactics may drive away support next season.
BBC 3CR comment no quality to maintain a top half postion,& no leadership on the field...the leadership issue has been there all season....Afraid the Italian style negative tactics may drive away support next season. UZZY
  • Score: 5

9:58pm Tue 18 Feb 14

ceebee580 says...

A point from the mighty Yeovil
No goals no chances boring horrible football. Where are we going?
The cost of not leaking goals is we now can't score. against the weakest sides in the league
Was going on Saturday but I don't think I can watch another 90 minutes of this dross
A point from the mighty Yeovil No goals no chances boring horrible football. Where are we going? The cost of not leaking goals is we now can't score. against the weakest sides in the league Was going on Saturday but I don't think I can watch another 90 minutes of this dross ceebee580
  • Score: -17

9:59pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team.

HC
Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 2

10:11pm Tue 18 Feb 14

cliff46 says...

UZZY wrote:
BBC 3CR comment no quality to maintain a top half postion,& no leadership on the field...the leadership issue has been there all season....Afraid the Italian style negative tactics may drive away support next season.
Not sure Mr Fincham's comments on BBC 3CR are very relevant , I found him pretty irritating.
Even though we haven't conceded in three games and haven't lost for five and have I think taken 11 points from the last 15, he thinks we have absolutely no chance of a play off place
[quote][p][bold]UZZY[/bold] wrote: BBC 3CR comment no quality to maintain a top half postion,& no leadership on the field...the leadership issue has been there all season....Afraid the Italian style negative tactics may drive away support next season.[/p][/quote]Not sure Mr Fincham's comments on BBC 3CR are very relevant , I found him pretty irritating. Even though we haven't conceded in three games and haven't lost for five and have I think taken 11 points from the last 15, he thinks we have absolutely no chance of a play off place cliff46
  • Score: 16

10:13pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Watford 7 Saints 1 says...

Was always going to be a tough game, but also this game was a must win that we needed, to have any hope for a top 6 finish. It would take a really amazing run in now to convince most, that these players and this manager are good enough to get out of this league. The fat lady sang tonight ! Let's enjoy the rest of the season and see what we can achieve, but let's be realistic, major changes need to be made, recent results have only masked that we are a very average team at best. Ps love WFC and always will do.
Was always going to be a tough game, but also this game was a must win that we needed, to have any hope for a top 6 finish. It would take a really amazing run in now to convince most, that these players and this manager are good enough to get out of this league. The fat lady sang tonight ! Let's enjoy the rest of the season and see what we can achieve, but let's be realistic, major changes need to be made, recent results have only masked that we are a very average team at best. Ps love WFC and always will do. Watford 7 Saints 1
  • Score: 12

10:13pm Tue 18 Feb 14

croxley46 says...

Very little mention of Renegie in the report. What did he play like?
Very little mention of Renegie in the report. What did he play like? croxley46
  • Score: 1

10:15pm Tue 18 Feb 14

endean2 says...

push for promo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!
what a joke
that was total utter rubbish, and that's being kind

nothing whatsoever to take from that game

CRA*
push for promo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! what a joke that was total utter rubbish, and that's being kind nothing whatsoever to take from that game CRA* endean2
  • Score: -10

10:24pm Tue 18 Feb 14

endean2 says...

croxley46 wrote:
Very little mention of Renegie in the report. What did he play like?
BEYOND DREADFUL, believe me he is a total plank
nice one Nani, 90 minutes of dross
[quote][p][bold]croxley46[/bold] wrote: Very little mention of Renegie in the report. What did he play like?[/p][/quote]BEYOND DREADFUL, believe me he is a total plank nice one Nani, 90 minutes of dross endean2
  • Score: -22

10:35pm Tue 18 Feb 14

EltonForever says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team.

HC
OMG

Cornetto, I find myself in agreement with you once again!

A third consecutive clean sheet and another point in the bag. Several weeks ago, fans were worried about the threat of relegation.

COYH
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team. HC[/p][/quote]OMG Cornetto, I find myself in agreement with you once again! A third consecutive clean sheet and another point in the bag. Several weeks ago, fans were worried about the threat of relegation. COYH EltonForever
  • Score: 15

10:35pm Tue 18 Feb 14

AngelHornet says...

Ok Beppe, you have sorted the defence out; now it's time to work on our flagging forward play.
Ok Beppe, you have sorted the defence out; now it's time to work on our flagging forward play. AngelHornet
  • Score: 20

10:55pm Tue 18 Feb 14

PembsHornet says...

Bit confused by tonight's tactics, surely we have moved away enough from the relegation places and with our better form should be pushing for 6th place. We should have really gone for it tonight but it appears that it was again more important not to lose than win. Why start with Ranagie and not Park? Surely Park would have been a straighter swap for Fessi instead of 2 if men up front. I still think our 3 man midfield is the base of the issue with our 3 being outnumbered and left chasing shadows with the wing backs then being held back having to defend. We will only score goals with our formation when we are on the front foot but Sanninio's defensive style is holding us back, yes we had to tighten up at the back but we need more of a balance. Also why drop Murray when he played so well last Saturday? Points dropped tonight when we should have thrown caution to the wind and really gone for it!!
Bit confused by tonight's tactics, surely we have moved away enough from the relegation places and with our better form should be pushing for 6th place. We should have really gone for it tonight but it appears that it was again more important not to lose than win. Why start with Ranagie and not Park? Surely Park would have been a straighter swap for Fessi instead of 2 if men up front. I still think our 3 man midfield is the base of the issue with our 3 being outnumbered and left chasing shadows with the wing backs then being held back having to defend. We will only score goals with our formation when we are on the front foot but Sanninio's defensive style is holding us back, yes we had to tighten up at the back but we need more of a balance. Also why drop Murray when he played so well last Saturday? Points dropped tonight when we should have thrown caution to the wind and really gone for it!! PembsHornet
  • Score: 12

11:05pm Tue 18 Feb 14

VOReason says...

endean2 wrote:
croxley46 wrote:
Very little mention of Renegie in the report. What did he play like?
BEYOND DREADFUL, believe me he is a total plank
nice one Nani, 90 minutes of dross
I thought he was one of our best players ...

But he did go more direct as a result ...
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]croxley46[/bold] wrote: Very little mention of Renegie in the report. What did he play like?[/p][/quote]BEYOND DREADFUL, believe me he is a total plank nice one Nani, 90 minutes of dross[/p][/quote]I thought he was one of our best players ... But he did go more direct as a result ... VOReason
  • Score: 12

11:07pm Tue 18 Feb 14

VOReason says...

francowatford wrote:
Boringboring Watford sorry but it's not exciting football
Those who hounded Zola out should not complain ...

Boring pragmatic and verging on negative at times but results have improved

Coant whinge at everything!!!
[quote][p][bold]francowatford[/bold] wrote: Boringboring Watford sorry but it's not exciting football[/p][/quote]Those who hounded Zola out should not complain ... Boring pragmatic and verging on negative at times but results have improved Coant whinge at everything!!! VOReason
  • Score: 17

11:17pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Hornankey says...

The table does not lie. We are where we deserve to be. A play-off place remains a distant dream - a mountain to climb with only 15 games to go. We have to accept that we are just not good enough this season. There are too many weaknesses, exacerbated by a confused player policy and compounded by injuries.
Beppe has tightened the defence but the playing style is less attractive and ball possession has gone to pot. IMO the remainder of this season should be used to cultivate an attractive playing style and to determine the type and quality of player we need in the squad for next season. We risk losing much of the reinvigorated support (and our best players) if we play out the season in the same muddled way.
The table does not lie. We are where we deserve to be. A play-off place remains a distant dream - a mountain to climb with only 15 games to go. We have to accept that we are just not good enough this season. There are too many weaknesses, exacerbated by a confused player policy and compounded by injuries. Beppe has tightened the defence but the playing style is less attractive and ball possession has gone to pot. IMO the remainder of this season should be used to cultivate an attractive playing style and to determine the type and quality of player we need in the squad for next season. We risk losing much of the reinvigorated support (and our best players) if we play out the season in the same muddled way. Hornankey
  • Score: 25

11:29pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Wimbledonhorn says...

Played well in patches in the first half. Second half lacked creativity. Ranaigie looks like geijo from last season. Would rather have seen park have a run out. Players looked tired in the last 15. We're not going up this season. Beppe needs to work on the offensive side of our game.
Played well in patches in the first half. Second half lacked creativity. Ranaigie looks like geijo from last season. Would rather have seen park have a run out. Players looked tired in the last 15. We're not going up this season. Beppe needs to work on the offensive side of our game. Wimbledonhorn
  • Score: 11

11:39pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Hornet Cornet says...

EltonForever wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team.

HC
OMG

Cornetto, I find myself in agreement with you once again!

A third consecutive clean sheet and another point in the bag. Several weeks ago, fans were worried about the threat of relegation.

COYH
Elton forever, we share a common goal and have sometimes had different views on how to get there. I think we are now friends. I shall dedicate my next poem in your honour.

HC
[quote][p][bold]EltonForever[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team. HC[/p][/quote]OMG Cornetto, I find myself in agreement with you once again! A third consecutive clean sheet and another point in the bag. Several weeks ago, fans were worried about the threat of relegation. COYH[/p][/quote]Elton forever, we share a common goal and have sometimes had different views on how to get there. I think we are now friends. I shall dedicate my next poem in your honour. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -12

11:52pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Bush Hornet says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team.

HC
Yeah I'm giving Beppe time. And I like the clean sheets. But the football is pants.

Don't know if your dig is at Nani or Zola about what he inherited but in fairness he inherited a squad that were taught to pass the ball. Admittedly the pitch made things tough tonight. But the memory of Watford being the purists of the league is almost as distant as the last time you wrote a genuinely funny poem.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team. HC[/p][/quote]Yeah I'm giving Beppe time. And I like the clean sheets. But the football is pants. Don't know if your dig is at Nani or Zola about what he inherited but in fairness he inherited a squad that were taught to pass the ball. Admittedly the pitch made things tough tonight. But the memory of Watford being the purists of the league is almost as distant as the last time you wrote a genuinely funny poem. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 19

11:55pm Tue 18 Feb 14

micksolly says...

Good turnout 1169 in Yeovil on a Tuesday night well done to them - keep the faith unbeaten in Feb and some clean sheets - maybe we needed to go back to basics. You ornss
Good turnout 1169 in Yeovil on a Tuesday night well done to them - keep the faith unbeaten in Feb and some clean sheets - maybe we needed to go back to basics. You ornss micksolly
  • Score: 18

12:29am Wed 19 Feb 14

Sahorn says...

Big opportunity lost tonight.

Relegation now not an issue so should have gone for the win:-
1. If we are serious about the play offs.
2. Yeovil rank bottom
3. Revenge for the 3-0 drubbing at the Vic

Ran out of ideas in last third with no diragonal runs so moves slowed with no quick passing and petered out to

Now a solid boring mid table team even tho we have players of good technical ability..

Zola ultimately needed a good defensive coach and that cost him his job.
Beppe needs a good attacking coach, and if things don't change it will eventually cost him his job,

We just huffed and puffed - it looked like we could step up a gear or two but the few times we tried the clutch jammed - Yeovil fans summed up my take on the game chanting "Boring Watford"
Big opportunity lost tonight. Relegation now not an issue so should have gone for the win:- 1. If we are serious about the play offs. 2. Yeovil rank bottom 3. Revenge for the 3-0 drubbing at the Vic Ran out of ideas in last third with no diragonal runs so moves slowed with no quick passing and petered out to Now a solid boring mid table team even tho we have players of good technical ability.. Zola ultimately needed a good defensive coach and that cost him his job. Beppe needs a good attacking coach, and if things don't change it will eventually cost him his job, We just huffed and puffed - it looked like we could step up a gear or two but the few times we tried the clutch jammed - Yeovil fans summed up my take on the game chanting "Boring Watford" Sahorn
  • Score: 9

12:30am Wed 19 Feb 14

lockerbiehornet says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team.

HC
Deluded as usual, wanting GFZ back yet?
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team. HC[/p][/quote]Deluded as usual, wanting GFZ back yet? lockerbiehornet
  • Score: -3

4:11am Wed 19 Feb 14

Watford 7 Saints 1 says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team.

HC
Deluded as usual, wanting GFZ back yet?
Yes please, i know it's been said before but if the Pozzos had asked Sean to stay on as Zolas no 2, and I think he would have for the experience to work with Zola before he left us to full fill his own career. That is what GFZ needed someone with experience in this league to assist him, and then maybe we might not have had so many changes all the time, which for me that was his biggest downfall. Ho hum been and gone move on, good luck Mr Dyche you deserve it, just a shame it's with those northern bar stewards.
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team. HC[/p][/quote]Deluded as usual, wanting GFZ back yet?[/p][/quote]Yes please, i know it's been said before but if the Pozzos had asked Sean to stay on as Zolas no 2, and I think he would have for the experience to work with Zola before he left us to full fill his own career. That is what GFZ needed someone with experience in this league to assist him, and then maybe we might not have had so many changes all the time, which for me that was his biggest downfall. Ho hum been and gone move on, good luck Mr Dyche you deserve it, just a shame it's with those northern bar stewards. Watford 7 Saints 1
  • Score: -2

7:17am Wed 19 Feb 14

VOReason says...

Wimbledonhorn wrote:
Played well in patches in the first half. Second half lacked creativity. Ranaigie looks like geijo from last season. Would rather have seen park have a run out. Players looked tired in the last 15. We're not going up this season. Beppe needs to work on the offensive side of our game.
This ranegie bashing is premeditated and ridiculous ...

It's his championship debut, he was a handful with a touch ... They kicked him to death, he worked hard ...

On the night exactly what did deeney do better????
[quote][p][bold]Wimbledonhorn[/bold] wrote: Played well in patches in the first half. Second half lacked creativity. Ranaigie looks like geijo from last season. Would rather have seen park have a run out. Players looked tired in the last 15. We're not going up this season. Beppe needs to work on the offensive side of our game.[/p][/quote]This ranegie bashing is premeditated and ridiculous ... It's his championship debut, he was a handful with a touch ... They kicked him to death, he worked hard ... On the night exactly what did deeney do better???? VOReason
  • Score: 22

7:17am Wed 19 Feb 14

VOReason says...

Wimbledonhorn wrote:
Played well in patches in the first half. Second half lacked creativity. Ranaigie looks like geijo from last season. Would rather have seen park have a run out. Players looked tired in the last 15. We're not going up this season. Beppe needs to work on the offensive side of our game.
This ranegie bashing is premeditated and ridiculous ...

It's his championship debut, he was a handful with a touch ... They kicked him to death, he worked hard ...

On the night exactly what did deeney do better????
[quote][p][bold]Wimbledonhorn[/bold] wrote: Played well in patches in the first half. Second half lacked creativity. Ranaigie looks like geijo from last season. Would rather have seen park have a run out. Players looked tired in the last 15. We're not going up this season. Beppe needs to work on the offensive side of our game.[/p][/quote]This ranegie bashing is premeditated and ridiculous ... It's his championship debut, he was a handful with a touch ... They kicked him to death, he worked hard ... On the night exactly what did deeney do better???? VOReason
  • Score: 11

7:20am Wed 19 Feb 14

WessexLad says...

Wimbledonhorn wrote:
Played well in patches in the first half. Second half lacked creativity. Ranaigie looks like geijo from last season. Would rather have seen park have a run out. Players looked tired in the last 15. We're not going up this season. Beppe needs to work on the offensive side of our game.
A heavy pitch, so why not use the bench to freshen up the team: Park for Renaigie, Murray for Merkel on the hour.
[quote][p][bold]Wimbledonhorn[/bold] wrote: Played well in patches in the first half. Second half lacked creativity. Ranaigie looks like geijo from last season. Would rather have seen park have a run out. Players looked tired in the last 15. We're not going up this season. Beppe needs to work on the offensive side of our game.[/p][/quote]A heavy pitch, so why not use the bench to freshen up the team: Park for Renaigie, Murray for Merkel on the hour. WessexLad
  • Score: 5

8:13am Wed 19 Feb 14

1234566789 says...

WessexLad wrote:
Wimbledonhorn wrote:
Played well in patches in the first half. Second half lacked creativity. Ranaigie looks like geijo from last season. Would rather have seen park have a run out. Players looked tired in the last 15. We're not going up this season. Beppe needs to work on the offensive side of our game.
A heavy pitch, so why not use the bench to freshen up the team: Park for Renaigie, Murray for Merkel on the hour.
I'm worried about the lack of use of Park. 0-0 against the team bottom of the league and a striker on loan from a Premier League club STILL can't get a game. In fact, Beppe chose to bring on Faraoni instead!

I'm not an advocate of loan players HAVING to play but we have already seen one recalled to Arsenal due to getting no game time, I think we may soon see another. And, if I was Mr Wenger, I would then have to think long and hard about sending anyone else our way.

My point is simple - why get a striker in who the manager clearly doesn't want to play?
[quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wimbledonhorn[/bold] wrote: Played well in patches in the first half. Second half lacked creativity. Ranaigie looks like geijo from last season. Would rather have seen park have a run out. Players looked tired in the last 15. We're not going up this season. Beppe needs to work on the offensive side of our game.[/p][/quote]A heavy pitch, so why not use the bench to freshen up the team: Park for Renaigie, Murray for Merkel on the hour.[/p][/quote]I'm worried about the lack of use of Park. 0-0 against the team bottom of the league and a striker on loan from a Premier League club STILL can't get a game. In fact, Beppe chose to bring on Faraoni instead! I'm not an advocate of loan players HAVING to play but we have already seen one recalled to Arsenal due to getting no game time, I think we may soon see another. And, if I was Mr Wenger, I would then have to think long and hard about sending anyone else our way. My point is simple - why get a striker in who the manager clearly doesn't want to play? 1234566789
  • Score: 12

8:17am Wed 19 Feb 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team.

HC
Yeah I'm giving Beppe time. And I like the clean sheets. But the football is pants.

Don't know if your dig is at Nani or Zola about what he inherited but in fairness he inherited a squad that were taught to pass the ball. Admittedly the pitch made things tough tonight. But the memory of Watford being the purists of the league is almost as distant as the last time you wrote a genuinely funny poem.
That's quite amusing Bushy. Who wants a Cornet poem? Thumbs up if you don't. ...
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team. HC[/p][/quote]Yeah I'm giving Beppe time. And I like the clean sheets. But the football is pants. Don't know if your dig is at Nani or Zola about what he inherited but in fairness he inherited a squad that were taught to pass the ball. Admittedly the pitch made things tough tonight. But the memory of Watford being the purists of the league is almost as distant as the last time you wrote a genuinely funny poem.[/p][/quote]That's quite amusing Bushy. Who wants a Cornet poem? Thumbs up if you don't. ... Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 4

8:20am Wed 19 Feb 14

Hornet Cornet says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team.

HC
Deluded as usual, wanting GFZ back yet?
Rumour has it that you want Roger UK back in your circle of lurve. ... We all know you like feeding the duckies together at Annadale Water. You randy bugger you.
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team. HC[/p][/quote]Deluded as usual, wanting GFZ back yet?[/p][/quote]Rumour has it that you want Roger UK back in your circle of lurve. ... We all know you like feeding the duckies together at Annadale Water. You randy bugger you. Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 4

9:12am Wed 19 Feb 14

demerit says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
EltonForever wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team.

HC
OMG

Cornetto, I find myself in agreement with you once again!

A third consecutive clean sheet and another point in the bag. Several weeks ago, fans were worried about the threat of relegation.

COYH
Elton forever, we share a common goal and have sometimes had different views on how to get there. I think we are now friends. I shall dedicate my next poem in your honour.

HC
Stop it HorneyCornet, I'm welling up...
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EltonForever[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Give Beppe time folks. He has inherited a sub standard team. HC[/p][/quote]OMG Cornetto, I find myself in agreement with you once again! A third consecutive clean sheet and another point in the bag. Several weeks ago, fans were worried about the threat of relegation. COYH[/p][/quote]Elton forever, we share a common goal and have sometimes had different views on how to get there. I think we are now friends. I shall dedicate my next poem in your honour. HC[/p][/quote]Stop it HorneyCornet, I'm welling up... demerit
  • Score: -6

9:21am Wed 19 Feb 14

Oxhey Kev says...

Best thing all night was putting my foot down on the way home and getting back to Watford at 11.53pm !
Best thing all night was putting my foot down on the way home and getting back to Watford at 11.53pm ! Oxhey Kev
  • Score: 4

10:07am Wed 19 Feb 14

bristol hornet says...

Almost 200 minutes of football against the bottom of the table team who have conceded 47 goals this season, and not one from us!

Looked very ineffective going forward in the second half, and we were hanging on for a point at the end.

Why do we bother, but well done to the other 1168 fans who joined me in witnessing this very poor effort!
Almost 200 minutes of football against the bottom of the table team who have conceded 47 goals this season, and not one from us! Looked very ineffective going forward in the second half, and we were hanging on for a point at the end. Why do we bother, but well done to the other 1168 fans who joined me in witnessing this very poor effort! bristol hornet
  • Score: 7

10:26am Wed 19 Feb 14

apatters says...

That was a tough watch last night. I thought Ranegie was poor, he looked like Hendo on a bad day and stopped winning any headers in the 2nd half. The poor ptch didn't help which meant that Almunia was constantly booting the ball long and then we couldn't hold onto it.

Strange atmosphere at Huish Park, no roof on the away end so the anticipation of a good sing song was completely removed by the lack of acoustics. I must comment on the ref, he was about 4ft 11in tall, and when he stood next to Miller it looked almost comical. Battochio was a giant in comparison. He missed a blatant hand ball in the last minute, the lino pointed to his chest but it hit the guy on the wrist and blocked a cross; but we didn't deserve the win. We are a good to average Championship sideband anything more than that is a bonus. Last year you felt that if we made it we might stand a chance in the Premiership, not now. But that's OK right? Great owners, new stand and building for the future. Hopefully we can continue to grow and challenge next year, and have some fun for the rest of the season.
That was a tough watch last night. I thought Ranegie was poor, he looked like Hendo on a bad day and stopped winning any headers in the 2nd half. The poor ptch didn't help which meant that Almunia was constantly booting the ball long and then we couldn't hold onto it. Strange atmosphere at Huish Park, no roof on the away end so the anticipation of a good sing song was completely removed by the lack of acoustics. I must comment on the ref, he was about 4ft 11in tall, and when he stood next to Miller it looked almost comical. Battochio was a giant in comparison. He missed a blatant hand ball in the last minute, the lino pointed to his chest but it hit the guy on the wrist and blocked a cross; but we didn't deserve the win. We are a good to average Championship sideband anything more than that is a bonus. Last year you felt that if we made it we might stand a chance in the Premiership, not now. But that's OK right? Great owners, new stand and building for the future. Hopefully we can continue to grow and challenge next year, and have some fun for the rest of the season. apatters
  • Score: 7

10:27am Wed 19 Feb 14

jsjf1979 says...

Well done Sannino for stabilising us more defensively, but anyone can defend with 11 men behind the ball (look at Sheff Wed in Zolas last game) and a bit of organisation. Positively we look far more organised and the players are fighting for the shirt, however the current tactics are far too negative and we give the ball away far too cheaply. Zola’s brand of football has attracted the crowds back to the Vic after years of turgid hoofball but I fear unless we start adopting a more expansive style the crowds will drop significantly next season as no one wants to see what I witnessed last night, it was dire.
Well done Sannino for stabilising us more defensively, but anyone can defend with 11 men behind the ball (look at Sheff Wed in Zolas last game) and a bit of organisation. Positively we look far more organised and the players are fighting for the shirt, however the current tactics are far too negative and we give the ball away far too cheaply. Zola’s brand of football has attracted the crowds back to the Vic after years of turgid hoofball but I fear unless we start adopting a more expansive style the crowds will drop significantly next season as no one wants to see what I witnessed last night, it was dire. jsjf1979
  • Score: 7

10:36am Wed 19 Feb 14

Kismet110 says...

Lack of creativity (I think we actually miss McGugan) in midfield coupled with no Fessi (on his day unplayable) then add in a rested Yeovil + heavy pitch and this is what happens.

Frustrating and I really feel for the nigh on 1200 Watford fans who made the trek.

As for bashing Ranegie, what is wrong with Watford fans? Our previous two debutants both got sent off in their first games and this is his first match in God knows how long so give him a chance.

Lack of using Bellerin (when he was here) and Park is baffling though; both highly rated, quick young Premier League players - what is the point of loaning them if they just get blisters on the bench?
Lack of creativity (I think we actually miss McGugan) in midfield coupled with no Fessi (on his day unplayable) then add in a rested Yeovil + heavy pitch and this is what happens. Frustrating and I really feel for the nigh on 1200 Watford fans who made the trek. As for bashing Ranegie, what is wrong with Watford fans? Our previous two debutants both got sent off in their first games and this is his first match in God knows how long so give him a chance. Lack of using Bellerin (when he was here) and Park is baffling though; both highly rated, quick young Premier League players - what is the point of loaning them if they just get blisters on the bench? Kismet110
  • Score: 7

11:17am Wed 19 Feb 14

Boosey says...

Kismet110 wrote:
Lack of creativity (I think we actually miss McGugan) in midfield coupled with no Fessi (on his day unplayable) then add in a rested Yeovil + heavy pitch and this is what happens.

Frustrating and I really feel for the nigh on 1200 Watford fans who made the trek.

As for bashing Ranegie, what is wrong with Watford fans? Our previous two debutants both got sent off in their first games and this is his first match in God knows how long so give him a chance.

Lack of using Bellerin (when he was here) and Park is baffling though; both highly rated, quick young Premier League players - what is the point of loaning them if they just get blisters on the bench?
Disagree, I don't think we are that bad to miss McGugan!
[quote][p][bold]Kismet110[/bold] wrote: Lack of creativity (I think we actually miss McGugan) in midfield coupled with no Fessi (on his day unplayable) then add in a rested Yeovil + heavy pitch and this is what happens. Frustrating and I really feel for the nigh on 1200 Watford fans who made the trek. As for bashing Ranegie, what is wrong with Watford fans? Our previous two debutants both got sent off in their first games and this is his first match in God knows how long so give him a chance. Lack of using Bellerin (when he was here) and Park is baffling though; both highly rated, quick young Premier League players - what is the point of loaning them if they just get blisters on the bench?[/p][/quote]Disagree, I don't think we are that bad to miss McGugan! Boosey
  • Score: -4

11:20am Wed 19 Feb 14

Drewoneone says...

WessexLad wrote:
Wimbledonhorn wrote:
Played well in patches in the first half. Second half lacked creativity. Ranaigie looks like geijo from last season. Would rather have seen park have a run out. Players looked tired in the last 15. We're not going up this season. Beppe needs to work on the offensive side of our game.
A heavy pitch, so why not use the bench to freshen up the team: Park for Renaigie, Murray for Merkel on the hour.
There seems to be a lot of experts on how good a player Park is all of a sudden. We have seen a few minutes of him as a sub. Beppe sees him at the training ground every day so why don't we let this experienced coach pick the team and set the tactics. I can remember loads of posts asking why Ranegie hasn't played yet.

Let's face it the run of 5 home defeats in a row has more or less knackered our season and we are playing a massive game of catch up which will probably end in mid table disappointment. Do we all think that the new coach isn't aware of the need to improve the attacking options? He has ensured our defence is now pretty solid despite a ridiculous series of injuries with defenders. I am sure he can continue to turn things round, but it may not come soon enough this season. He is building his own team and has quickly shipped out those he doesn't rate. He hasn't had the luxury of a pre-season.

We have had a major change (again) to the club right in the middle of the season. A new coach,supporting staff and new players have been brought in. Under the circumstances this has been a positive change. The rot has been stopped and we can now build towards the future. One dud result at doomed Yeovil is unlikely to deflect the progress made so far.

Let's all get behind the Golden Boys and ignore the twits who think life is like another game on Football Manager.
[quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wimbledonhorn[/bold] wrote: Played well in patches in the first half. Second half lacked creativity. Ranaigie looks like geijo from last season. Would rather have seen park have a run out. Players looked tired in the last 15. We're not going up this season. Beppe needs to work on the offensive side of our game.[/p][/quote]A heavy pitch, so why not use the bench to freshen up the team: Park for Renaigie, Murray for Merkel on the hour.[/p][/quote]There seems to be a lot of experts on how good a player Park is all of a sudden. We have seen a few minutes of him as a sub. Beppe sees him at the training ground every day so why don't we let this experienced coach pick the team and set the tactics. I can remember loads of posts asking why Ranegie hasn't played yet. Let's face it the run of 5 home defeats in a row has more or less knackered our season and we are playing a massive game of catch up which will probably end in mid table disappointment. Do we all think that the new coach isn't aware of the need to improve the attacking options? He has ensured our defence is now pretty solid despite a ridiculous series of injuries with defenders. I am sure he can continue to turn things round, but it may not come soon enough this season. He is building his own team and has quickly shipped out those he doesn't rate. He hasn't had the luxury of a pre-season. We have had a major change (again) to the club right in the middle of the season. A new coach,supporting staff and new players have been brought in. Under the circumstances this has been a positive change. The rot has been stopped and we can now build towards the future. One dud result at doomed Yeovil is unlikely to deflect the progress made so far. Let's all get behind the Golden Boys and ignore the twits who think life is like another game on Football Manager. Drewoneone
  • Score: 8

11:24am Wed 19 Feb 14

exeterhornet says...

I', e calmed down now so here's my tuppence worth.
First of all Wobby, please providing a more realistic headline. It was Yeovil who were "held", not us. And as for pulsating,i've been more aroused watching the Papua New Guinea freestyle knitting championships. Say as it is - it was absolute dross. I posted yesterday that it would be more about attitude than ability. Well our attitude stank and our ability went missing. Second to virtually every ball, sideways like 10 Ray Wilkins or a Boothroyd hoof - which can work if you have a Hendo up front but dear me, that complete waste of space from Sweden gave the worst debut performance I have ever seen in a Watford shirt. Yet some people are saying he was one of the better players - it's about opinions and I don't claim to be right but sometimes I do wonder if people are watching the same game.
Park must be total crap to be behind the Swede in the pecking order. And players who looked so comfortable on the ball last year now seem to want to get rid of it in any way possible. Hate being negative so I'll just hope that last nights durge was a one off. Was thinking of going to Bolton on Saturday but noticed that Sky are showing live coverage of the St Kitts and Nevis crochet championships and I'm in need of some entertainment
I', e calmed down now so here's my tuppence worth. First of all Wobby, please providing a more realistic headline. It was Yeovil who were "held", not us. And as for pulsating,i've been more aroused watching the Papua New Guinea freestyle knitting championships. Say as it is - it was absolute dross. I posted yesterday that it would be more about attitude than ability. Well our attitude stank and our ability went missing. Second to virtually every ball, sideways like 10 Ray Wilkins or a Boothroyd hoof - which can work if you have a Hendo up front but dear me, that complete waste of space from Sweden gave the worst debut performance I have ever seen in a Watford shirt. Yet some people are saying he was one of the better players - it's about opinions and I don't claim to be right but sometimes I do wonder if people are watching the same game. Park must be total crap to be behind the Swede in the pecking order. And players who looked so comfortable on the ball last year now seem to want to get rid of it in any way possible. Hate being negative so I'll just hope that last nights durge was a one off. Was thinking of going to Bolton on Saturday but noticed that Sky are showing live coverage of the St Kitts and Nevis crochet championships and I'm in need of some entertainment exeterhornet
  • Score: 0

11:39am Wed 19 Feb 14

Poppet Bear says...

Build from the back and at least no last minute goal against. We'd have lost this in the 95 minute a while ago. Good point.
Build from the back and at least no last minute goal against. We'd have lost this in the 95 minute a while ago. Good point. Poppet Bear
  • Score: 4

11:47am Wed 19 Feb 14

thehornet35 says...

Had to sit with the Yeovil fans as my mates (who are Yeovil fans!) bought the tickets, gotta say the Watford fans out sang the Yeovil lot most of the night, good and loud so well done.

As for the players:
Almunia: 6 steady but distribution not great.
Cassetti: 6 looked solid enough with good positioning but lucky not to get a second yellow for a needless foul.
Ekstrand: 6 Miller looked like he had the better of him in the first half but settled in better second. Some good passing from him.
Angella: 7 composed, good positioning and good passing. Very solid.
Pudil: 6.5 looked to get forward on the wing, caught offside a couple of times when a held run would have had him in behind. Tidy otherwise.
Anya: 6 didn't get at his man enough for me, and couldn't execute the final ball. But likewise you wanted to see him on the ball more anyway!
Battochio: 5 lots of running but no penetrating passes or decisive tackles. Not the player from last season (same applies to ekstrand)
Merkel: 6 some good little passes in midfield and clearly more comfortable on the ball but nothing too creative.
Tozser: 8 stand out performer in a poor showing. Lovely reverse and sweeping passes and good set piece delivery. Tired after 70 though and probably should have gone off.
Deeney: 6 tried to win long balls and hold up. Didn't do a bad job but didn't do a good one either.
Renegie: 6 see entry for Deeney!
Murray: 6 tried to run a bit and go for some killer passes but no success.
Faraoni: no time to rate.

Overall we did look devoid of ideas in the final third. Yeovil could have easily won this one. But if we had applied any technique in attack it could have easily been three points for us.
Had to sit with the Yeovil fans as my mates (who are Yeovil fans!) bought the tickets, gotta say the Watford fans out sang the Yeovil lot most of the night, good and loud so well done. As for the players: Almunia: 6 steady but distribution not great. Cassetti: 6 looked solid enough with good positioning but lucky not to get a second yellow for a needless foul. Ekstrand: 6 Miller looked like he had the better of him in the first half but settled in better second. Some good passing from him. Angella: 7 composed, good positioning and good passing. Very solid. Pudil: 6.5 looked to get forward on the wing, caught offside a couple of times when a held run would have had him in behind. Tidy otherwise. Anya: 6 didn't get at his man enough for me, and couldn't execute the final ball. But likewise you wanted to see him on the ball more anyway! Battochio: 5 lots of running but no penetrating passes or decisive tackles. Not the player from last season (same applies to ekstrand) Merkel: 6 some good little passes in midfield and clearly more comfortable on the ball but nothing too creative. Tozser: 8 stand out performer in a poor showing. Lovely reverse and sweeping passes and good set piece delivery. Tired after 70 though and probably should have gone off. Deeney: 6 tried to win long balls and hold up. Didn't do a bad job but didn't do a good one either. Renegie: 6 see entry for Deeney! Murray: 6 tried to run a bit and go for some killer passes but no success. Faraoni: no time to rate. Overall we did look devoid of ideas in the final third. Yeovil could have easily won this one. But if we had applied any technique in attack it could have easily been three points for us. thehornet35
  • Score: 6

1:01pm Wed 19 Feb 14

demerit says...

I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string.

Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off.

Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult.

A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.
I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string. Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off. Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult. A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held. demerit
  • Score: 2

1:26pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Scothorn says...

Thats that then - we are now a bog standard lower-mid table championship side that cant score a goal in 180 minutes against the bottom of the league - hey ho
Thats that then - we are now a bog standard lower-mid table championship side that cant score a goal in 180 minutes against the bottom of the league - hey ho Scothorn
  • Score: -4

1:59pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Man from Pinner says...

Even allowing for the state of the pitch it was an awful game.
In my opinion we had a real problem in central midfield; the only player who looked a midfielder was Tozser. Merkel needed to much time on the ball and regularly got us in trouble. Bottochio ran all night but no end product.It will be interesting to see whether McGugan fits in with the new style of play; if he can up his physical contribution he COULD be the midfield playmaker we need. Toszer is pure class in the holding role.
Even when Sean came on he was disappointing; tried to dribble out of our penalty area and got caught with the ball.
Given the circumstances I thought Ranegie did OK; i cannot remember a cross coming in from the wing for him to attack. I agree he should have been replaced by Park after 70 minutes or so. The Arsenal man spent the majority of the second half warming up on the touchline.
At least the Reebock playing surface will be much better than Yeovil's so hopefully we can play some decent stuff.
Personally I would like to see Hoban in the side as he adds some composure at the back; some of the clearances last night smacked of panic.Although Cassetti has done well at CB i would personally like to see a back three of Angella; Hoban and Hall .
One thing is certain we missed Fessy; hope he is fit for Saturday.
Even allowing for the state of the pitch it was an awful game. In my opinion we had a real problem in central midfield; the only player who looked a midfielder was Tozser. Merkel needed to much time on the ball and regularly got us in trouble. Bottochio ran all night but no end product.It will be interesting to see whether McGugan fits in with the new style of play; if he can up his physical contribution he COULD be the midfield playmaker we need. Toszer is pure class in the holding role. Even when Sean came on he was disappointing; tried to dribble out of our penalty area and got caught with the ball. Given the circumstances I thought Ranegie did OK; i cannot remember a cross coming in from the wing for him to attack. I agree he should have been replaced by Park after 70 minutes or so. The Arsenal man spent the majority of the second half warming up on the touchline. At least the Reebock playing surface will be much better than Yeovil's so hopefully we can play some decent stuff. Personally I would like to see Hoban in the side as he adds some composure at the back; some of the clearances last night smacked of panic.Although Cassetti has done well at CB i would personally like to see a back three of Angella; Hoban and Hall [ when fit ]. One thing is certain we missed Fessy; hope he is fit for Saturday. Man from Pinner
  • Score: 4

1:59pm Wed 19 Feb 14

demerit says...

Scothorn wrote:
Thats that then - we are now a bog standard lower-mid table championship side that cant score a goal in 180 minutes against the bottom of the league - hey ho
Please see my last post!
[quote][p][bold]Scothorn[/bold] wrote: Thats that then - we are now a bog standard lower-mid table championship side that cant score a goal in 180 minutes against the bottom of the league - hey ho[/p][/quote]Please see my last post! demerit
  • Score: -1

2:36pm Wed 19 Feb 14

bristol hornet says...

exeterhornet wrote:
I', e calmed down now so here's my tuppence worth.
First of all Wobby, please providing a more realistic headline. It was Yeovil who were "held", not us. And as for pulsating,i've been more aroused watching the Papua New Guinea freestyle knitting championships. Say as it is - it was absolute dross. I posted yesterday that it would be more about attitude than ability. Well our attitude stank and our ability went missing. Second to virtually every ball, sideways like 10 Ray Wilkins or a Boothroyd hoof - which can work if you have a Hendo up front but dear me, that complete waste of space from Sweden gave the worst debut performance I have ever seen in a Watford shirt. Yet some people are saying he was one of the better players - it's about opinions and I don't claim to be right but sometimes I do wonder if people are watching the same game.
Park must be total crap to be behind the Swede in the pecking order. And players who looked so comfortable on the ball last year now seem to want to get rid of it in any way possible. Hate being negative so I'll just hope that last nights durge was a one off. Was thinking of going to Bolton on Saturday but noticed that Sky are showing live coverage of the St Kitts and Nevis crochet championships and I'm in need of some entertainment
Get back to your knitting and crochet you plank!

We do not need "fans" like you, so get lost in Exeter looking for the next ladies event!
[quote][p][bold]exeterhornet[/bold] wrote: I', e calmed down now so here's my tuppence worth. First of all Wobby, please providing a more realistic headline. It was Yeovil who were "held", not us. And as for pulsating,i've been more aroused watching the Papua New Guinea freestyle knitting championships. Say as it is - it was absolute dross. I posted yesterday that it would be more about attitude than ability. Well our attitude stank and our ability went missing. Second to virtually every ball, sideways like 10 Ray Wilkins or a Boothroyd hoof - which can work if you have a Hendo up front but dear me, that complete waste of space from Sweden gave the worst debut performance I have ever seen in a Watford shirt. Yet some people are saying he was one of the better players - it's about opinions and I don't claim to be right but sometimes I do wonder if people are watching the same game. Park must be total crap to be behind the Swede in the pecking order. And players who looked so comfortable on the ball last year now seem to want to get rid of it in any way possible. Hate being negative so I'll just hope that last nights durge was a one off. Was thinking of going to Bolton on Saturday but noticed that Sky are showing live coverage of the St Kitts and Nevis crochet championships and I'm in need of some entertainment[/p][/quote]Get back to your knitting and crochet you plank! We do not need "fans" like you, so get lost in Exeter looking for the next ladies event! bristol hornet
  • Score: 3

2:59pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Boosey says...

demerit wrote:
I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string.

Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off.

Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult.

A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.
Yes we are fickle and we drew, kept a clean sheet on a boggy pitch against a side fighting for their Championship status, I admit I have moaned about some performances but Beppe did say he will sort the defence first, he has achieved this in a short space of time, not attractive but getting results.
I'll accept another draw Saturday but need to win our remaining homes games, think we will sneak into Play offs.
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string. Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off. Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult. A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.[/p][/quote]Yes we are fickle and we drew, kept a clean sheet on a boggy pitch against a side fighting for their Championship status, I admit I have moaned about some performances but Beppe did say he will sort the defence first, he has achieved this in a short space of time, not attractive but getting results. I'll accept another draw Saturday but need to win our remaining homes games, think we will sneak into Play offs. Boosey
  • Score: 2

3:26pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Boosey wrote:
demerit wrote: I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string. Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off. Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult. A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.
Yes we are fickle and we drew, kept a clean sheet on a boggy pitch against a side fighting for their Championship status, I admit I have moaned about some performances but Beppe did say he will sort the defence first, he has achieved this in a short space of time, not attractive but getting results. I'll accept another draw Saturday but need to win our remaining homes games, think we will sneak into Play offs.
Much as I'd like to get to the play-offs, we simply aren't good enough to get into the top 6. We're more solid than earlier in the season but we don't have the creativity nor goalscoring ability to challenge the top 6. Roll on next season I say
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string. Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off. Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult. A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.[/p][/quote]Yes we are fickle and we drew, kept a clean sheet on a boggy pitch against a side fighting for their Championship status, I admit I have moaned about some performances but Beppe did say he will sort the defence first, he has achieved this in a short space of time, not attractive but getting results. I'll accept another draw Saturday but need to win our remaining homes games, think we will sneak into Play offs.[/p][/quote]Much as I'd like to get to the play-offs, we simply aren't good enough to get into the top 6. We're more solid than earlier in the season but we don't have the creativity nor goalscoring ability to challenge the top 6. Roll on next season I say Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 3

4:26pm Wed 19 Feb 14

martinbester says...

Went last night. Conference ground, conference pitch, conference football. We were awful. Never troubled their keeper, no creativity in midfield and second to the ball from the first whistle. Good support from our fans though.
Went last night. Conference ground, conference pitch, conference football. We were awful. Never troubled their keeper, no creativity in midfield and second to the ball from the first whistle. Good support from our fans though. martinbester
  • Score: 5

5:25pm Wed 19 Feb 14

lutondown says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Boosey wrote:
demerit wrote: I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string. Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off. Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult. A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.
Yes we are fickle and we drew, kept a clean sheet on a boggy pitch against a side fighting for their Championship status, I admit I have moaned about some performances but Beppe did say he will sort the defence first, he has achieved this in a short space of time, not attractive but getting results. I'll accept another draw Saturday but need to win our remaining homes games, think we will sneak into Play offs.
Much as I'd like to get to the play-offs, we simply aren't good enough to get into the top 6. We're more solid than earlier in the season but we don't have the creativity nor goalscoring ability to challenge the top 6. Roll on next season I say
pulsating? what a joke! the headline should have read Yeovil held by boring Watford.. that was the truth.
we looked very unfit in key areas.
Cornet give over with the sensible posts, they don't become you at all.. carry on and I'll hang you in the toolshed next to Harrys bra..get back to being you.
Yeovil, were by far the better team..that was a complete waste of money.
Damp? we live in England. 2/3rds of the year is damp. Some of our fat players need to cut down on the sherbert...and act like the pros they are paid handsomely to be.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string. Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off. Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult. A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.[/p][/quote]Yes we are fickle and we drew, kept a clean sheet on a boggy pitch against a side fighting for their Championship status, I admit I have moaned about some performances but Beppe did say he will sort the defence first, he has achieved this in a short space of time, not attractive but getting results. I'll accept another draw Saturday but need to win our remaining homes games, think we will sneak into Play offs.[/p][/quote]Much as I'd like to get to the play-offs, we simply aren't good enough to get into the top 6. We're more solid than earlier in the season but we don't have the creativity nor goalscoring ability to challenge the top 6. Roll on next season I say[/p][/quote]pulsating? what a joke! the headline should have read Yeovil held by boring Watford.. that was the truth. we looked very unfit in key areas. Cornet give over with the sensible posts, they don't become you at all.. carry on and I'll hang you in the toolshed next to Harrys bra..get back to being you. Yeovil, were by far the better team..that was a complete waste of money. Damp? we live in England. 2/3rds of the year is damp. Some of our fat players need to cut down on the sherbert...and act like the pros they are paid handsomely to be. lutondown
  • Score: -2

6:11pm Wed 19 Feb 14

SAHornet says...

Boosey wrote:
demerit wrote:
I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string.

Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off.

Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult.

A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.
Yes we are fickle and we drew, kept a clean sheet on a boggy pitch against a side fighting for their Championship status, I admit I have moaned about some performances but Beppe did say he will sort the defence first, he has achieved this in a short space of time, not attractive but getting results.
I'll accept another draw Saturday but need to win our remaining homes games, think we will sneak into Play offs.
Sorry mate, think the play-off's have gone. How are you and your lad doing?
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string. Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off. Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult. A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.[/p][/quote]Yes we are fickle and we drew, kept a clean sheet on a boggy pitch against a side fighting for their Championship status, I admit I have moaned about some performances but Beppe did say he will sort the defence first, he has achieved this in a short space of time, not attractive but getting results. I'll accept another draw Saturday but need to win our remaining homes games, think we will sneak into Play offs.[/p][/quote]Sorry mate, think the play-off's have gone. How are you and your lad doing? SAHornet
  • Score: 2

9:45pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Hornet Cornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
Boosey wrote:
demerit wrote: I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string. Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off. Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult. A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.
Yes we are fickle and we drew, kept a clean sheet on a boggy pitch against a side fighting for their Championship status, I admit I have moaned about some performances but Beppe did say he will sort the defence first, he has achieved this in a short space of time, not attractive but getting results. I'll accept another draw Saturday but need to win our remaining homes games, think we will sneak into Play offs.
Much as I'd like to get to the play-offs, we simply aren't good enough to get into the top 6. We're more solid than earlier in the season but we don't have the creativity nor goalscoring ability to challenge the top 6. Roll on next season I say
pulsating? what a joke! the headline should have read Yeovil held by boring Watford.. that was the truth. we looked very unfit in key areas. Cornet give over with the sensible posts, they don't become you at all.. carry on and I'll hang you in the toolshed next to Harrys bra..get back to being you. Yeovil, were by far the better team..that was a complete waste of money. Damp? we live in England. 2/3rds of the year is damp. Some of our fat players need to cut down on the sherbert...and act like the pros they are paid handsomely to be.
Sensible posts ... dodgy toasts... we hit the posts...

The Bard is Back.

HC
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string. Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off. Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult. A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.[/p][/quote]Yes we are fickle and we drew, kept a clean sheet on a boggy pitch against a side fighting for their Championship status, I admit I have moaned about some performances but Beppe did say he will sort the defence first, he has achieved this in a short space of time, not attractive but getting results. I'll accept another draw Saturday but need to win our remaining homes games, think we will sneak into Play offs.[/p][/quote]Much as I'd like to get to the play-offs, we simply aren't good enough to get into the top 6. We're more solid than earlier in the season but we don't have the creativity nor goalscoring ability to challenge the top 6. Roll on next season I say[/p][/quote]pulsating? what a joke! the headline should have read Yeovil held by boring Watford.. that was the truth. we looked very unfit in key areas. Cornet give over with the sensible posts, they don't become you at all.. carry on and I'll hang you in the toolshed next to Harrys bra..get back to being you. Yeovil, were by far the better team..that was a complete waste of money. Damp? we live in England. 2/3rds of the year is damp. Some of our fat players need to cut down on the sherbert...and act like the pros they are paid handsomely to be.[/p][/quote]Sensible posts ... dodgy toasts... we hit the posts... The Bard is Back. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Wed 19 Feb 14

exeterhornet says...

Thank you Bristol Hornet for your kind words. You appear to be a complete **** incapable of erudite debate, or being tolerant of people with a different opinion. So tell me, what is life like when you walk around this world with your head stuck up your own arse? That's a question, not an insult
Thank you Bristol Hornet for your kind words. You appear to be a complete **** incapable of erudite debate, or being tolerant of people with a different opinion. So tell me, what is life like when you walk around this world with your head stuck up your own arse? That's a question, not an insult exeterhornet
  • Score: 1

9:00am Thu 20 Feb 14

Harry's Bar says...

exeterhornet wrote:
Thank you Bristol Hornet for your kind words. You appear to be a complete **** incapable of erudite debate, or being tolerant of people with a different opinion. So tell me, what is life like when you walk around this world with your head stuck up your own arse? That's a question, not an insult
I don't understand why he reacted like that as your post wasn't that different to the other's from people who went, and it had some humour in it.
[quote][p][bold]exeterhornet[/bold] wrote: Thank you Bristol Hornet for your kind words. You appear to be a complete **** incapable of erudite debate, or being tolerant of people with a different opinion. So tell me, what is life like when you walk around this world with your head stuck up your own arse? That's a question, not an insult[/p][/quote]I don't understand why he reacted like that as your post wasn't that different to the other's from people who went, and it had some humour in it. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 0

2:46pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
exeterhornet wrote:
Thank you Bristol Hornet for your kind words. You appear to be a complete **** incapable of erudite debate, or being tolerant of people with a different opinion. So tell me, what is life like when you walk around this world with your head stuck up your own arse? That's a question, not an insult
I don't understand why he reacted like that as your post wasn't that different to the other's from people who went, and it had some humour in it.
I've had unnecessary bother from Bristol Hornet before. Best off ignoring them.
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]exeterhornet[/bold] wrote: Thank you Bristol Hornet for your kind words. You appear to be a complete **** incapable of erudite debate, or being tolerant of people with a different opinion. So tell me, what is life like when you walk around this world with your head stuck up your own arse? That's a question, not an insult[/p][/quote]I don't understand why he reacted like that as your post wasn't that different to the other's from people who went, and it had some humour in it.[/p][/quote]I've had unnecessary bother from Bristol Hornet before. Best off ignoring them. Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 0

3:02pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Boosey says...

SAHornet wrote:
Boosey wrote:
demerit wrote:
I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string.

Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off.

Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult.

A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.
Yes we are fickle and we drew, kept a clean sheet on a boggy pitch against a side fighting for their Championship status, I admit I have moaned about some performances but Beppe did say he will sort the defence first, he has achieved this in a short space of time, not attractive but getting results.
I'll accept another draw Saturday but need to win our remaining homes games, think we will sneak into Play offs.
Sorry mate, think the play-off's have gone. How are you and your lad doing?
Hello mate, yeah I am more half glass full and Shaun is doing great thank you.
So you don't fancy another day at Wembley this year?
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: I know football fans are fickle but I have never seen such fluctuating views as this string. Firstly, I must make clear that I didn't go last night. But, you surely can't judge a whole season on a damp Tuesday in Somerset. We didn't even lose! I said in a previous post that after we'd played Yeovil, we'd be 7 pts off the play-offs with 16 games to go. In fact, we're now 8pts off with 15 to go - so the other results went against us more than I anticipated. So what? If we had won last night, we would only be 6 pts off. Yes, on paper, we should have won. But, playing a team at the bottom of the league who have no choice other than to play for their lives every week in the hope of a point was always going to be difficult. A win on Sat and we'll all be looking at the calendar again to make sure we're not on holiday when the play-off final is held.[/p][/quote]Yes we are fickle and we drew, kept a clean sheet on a boggy pitch against a side fighting for their Championship status, I admit I have moaned about some performances but Beppe did say he will sort the defence first, he has achieved this in a short space of time, not attractive but getting results. I'll accept another draw Saturday but need to win our remaining homes games, think we will sneak into Play offs.[/p][/quote]Sorry mate, think the play-off's have gone. How are you and your lad doing?[/p][/quote]Hello mate, yeah I am more half glass full and Shaun is doing great thank you. So you don't fancy another day at Wembley this year? Boosey
  • Score: 0

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