Watford head coach Beppe Sannino dedicated his side's 4-0 victory against Blackpool to the Hornets supporters

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Beppe Sannino dedicated Watford’s 4-0 win against Blackpool to the Hornets supporters and praised “the soul” of his squad following the comprehensive victory.

A brace apiece from Mathias Ranegie and Troy Deeney saw the Golden Boys to a comfortable win over a poor Tangerines side.

“In part we have to share the victory with the supporters who went to Bolton last week and watched a poor performance,” Sannino said.

“So my lads and I would like to dedicate the win to the people that travelled last week.”

While Deeney and Ranegie will receive the majority of the plaudits, Sannino was quick to praise his entire team.

He said: “In the first half they didn’t have the chance to shoot on goal. (Manuel) Almunia wasn’t working at all so I think this was the best answer to the Bolton defeat.

“If I have to go into small detail, I didn’t like the first ten minutes of the second half. When you score three goals it is normal to ease off but I need the right mentality. We always need to be focussed.”

He continued: “We need all 11 players to make a good result, not just one player. It shows the soul of the squad.

“If you play as a team then you can cause a lot of problems, today you saw that.”

It was Ranegie’s first home appearance for the Hornets and the striker headed Watford in front in the 15th minute. Deeney doubled the advantage before Ranegie grabbed his second of the game shortly before the interval.

“I am happy for Ranegie and I am happy with his performance,” Sannino said. “He came from a difficult period (not playing regularly) so I am happy for him and I am also happy for Troy. They both scored very nice goals.

“I am expecting something more from Ranegie. I am hoping for consistency, hopefully he can carry on in this way.”

Deeney netted Watford’s fourth goal in the second period. It was a fine finish from the striker as he turned on the edge of the area and curled a shot into the top corner.

Ranegie and Deeney linked up well throughout the contest and Sannino was asked about the physical presence they pose opposition defenders.

“We are forgetting very quickly about (Fernando) Forestieri,” Sannino joked. “In the box it is very important to have physical quality.

“Some games we need more agility and in others we need a more physical presence. I will choose though game by game and on the opposition.”

He added: “Don’t just look at how tall Ranegie is, watch what he has in his heart. For English football you need a big heart and I hope he will have that. Today he scored two goals so I am happy.

“But I am not focussed on whether my strikers score two or three goals. I am focussed on the overall picture.”

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7:40pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Bush Hornet says...

Well I didn't travel to Bolton but have been dismayed by recent performances. Not today though. I know Blackpool were poor but we took control from the start and I'm really glad to see Ranegie has found his feet. What a player he could be. And I'll always love Fernando so it's good to have options up front. I thought Angella was back to his best today and it's good to see him hoofing it less. And as for Tozser: sign him up!
Well I didn't travel to Bolton but have been dismayed by recent performances. Not today though. I know Blackpool were poor but we took control from the start and I'm really glad to see Ranegie has found his feet. What a player he could be. And I'll always love Fernando so it's good to have options up front. I thought Angella was back to his best today and it's good to see him hoofing it less. And as for Tozser: sign him up! Bush Hornet
  • Score: 30

8:44pm Sat 1 Mar 14

WFCinexile says...

A good performance against a poor team. I was surprised at how bad Blackpool were, but we really turned up and turned it on today. Toszer - what a player, awesome and his delivery from corners is sensational. We now look tight defensively, but we are also looking to have the makings of a partnership up front as well. Ranegie and Deeney combined really well, I like it.

I'm not sure if we played well or just that they were really that bad, but we showed that we wanted it more than they did and we punished them. For me, this shows that we are moving in the right direction and Sannino is more than just about solid defending, he's working on building a balance in the team that we have been lacking since the Pozzo's took over.
A good performance against a poor team. I was surprised at how bad Blackpool were, but we really turned up and turned it on today. Toszer - what a player, awesome and his delivery from corners is sensational. We now look tight defensively, but we are also looking to have the makings of a partnership up front as well. Ranegie and Deeney combined really well, I like it. I'm not sure if we played well or just that they were really that bad, but we showed that we wanted it more than they did and we punished them. For me, this shows that we are moving in the right direction and Sannino is more than just about solid defending, he's working on building a balance in the team that we have been lacking since the Pozzo's took over. WFCinexile
  • Score: 17

9:02pm Sat 1 Mar 14

culpepper says...

An enjoyable afternoon for all of us today. In the first ten minutes I could tell Blackpool were really lacking in confidence ( we think our run has been bad) as they were getting rid of the ball as soon as they had it and not finding a decent pass. A lovely first goal for Mathias, somehow Deeney was then announced as the scorer. One thing must also be added that it is great to start having a serious threat from corners with Toszer's great deliveries.
From then on, against a team in free fall, we dominated but did play in patches football like we saw last season ...
I was surprised by Ranegies touch and work rate too, that helped him score a deserved second and the last goal was Troy definitely back to his best form we saw under Zola.
Good to see Anya starting to have more confidence though I still wish he would use his pace more and be direct but it was from his run that got the corner for the opener. Also, Battochio played much better than in recent times, but it really is our Hungarian playmaker that is making us tick, how similar he is to Almen. I wonder if we will see them play together next season, now that would be worth watching . . .
I think for now we should be pleased with this, with just a smattering of sympathy ( if you can forget about Ince) for Blackpool, apparently they only have 5 players contracted for next season! Yes it is unlikely for a play off push and I think a top ten finish would set us in the right place for a real push next year...however there is always those memories, I remember leaving the Manor ground in 99 after a terrible 0-0 against Oxford, too far behind the play off berths. We then won 7 of the last 8 and secured 5th place and the rest is history . . .
However, can Beppe do a GT?
Unlikely but I have a lot of admiration for the man and his passion for our club so far . . .
An enjoyable afternoon for all of us today. In the first ten minutes I could tell Blackpool were really lacking in confidence ( we think our run has been bad) as they were getting rid of the ball as soon as they had it and not finding a decent pass. A lovely first goal for Mathias, somehow Deeney was then announced as the scorer. One thing must also be added that it is great to start having a serious threat from corners with Toszer's great deliveries. From then on, against a team in free fall, we dominated but did play in patches football like we saw last season ... I was surprised by Ranegies touch and work rate too, that helped him score a deserved second and the last goal was Troy definitely back to his best form we saw under Zola. Good to see Anya starting to have more confidence though I still wish he would use his pace more and be direct but it was from his run that got the corner for the opener. Also, Battochio played much better than in recent times, but it really is our Hungarian playmaker that is making us tick, how similar he is to Almen. I wonder if we will see them play together next season, now that would be worth watching . . . I think for now we should be pleased with this, with just a smattering of sympathy ( if you can forget about Ince) for Blackpool, apparently they only have 5 players contracted for next season! Yes it is unlikely for a play off push and I think a top ten finish would set us in the right place for a real push next year...however there is always those memories, I remember leaving the Manor ground in 99 after a terrible 0-0 against Oxford, too far behind the play off berths. We then won 7 of the last 8 and secured 5th place and the rest is history . . . However, can Beppe do a GT? Unlikely but I have a lot of admiration for the man and his passion for our club so far . . . culpepper
  • Score: 25

9:39pm Sat 1 Mar 14

stevyweavy says...

Ranegie - what a pleasant surprise. Was worried that we might have another Iwelumo but how wrong was I. Really put in a shift with two excellent goals and gave the space for Deeney to show he still has a lot to offer. Angella was excellent as well.
Ranegie - what a pleasant surprise. Was worried that we might have another Iwelumo but how wrong was I. Really put in a shift with two excellent goals and gave the space for Deeney to show he still has a lot to offer. Angella was excellent as well. stevyweavy
  • Score: 18

10:47pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Vespa Crabro says...

culpepper wrote:
An enjoyable afternoon for all of us today. In the first ten minutes I could tell Blackpool were really lacking in confidence ( we think our run has been bad) as they were getting rid of the ball as soon as they had it and not finding a decent pass. A lovely first goal for Mathias, somehow Deeney was then announced as the scorer. One thing must also be added that it is great to start having a serious threat from corners with Toszer's great deliveries.
From then on, against a team in free fall, we dominated but did play in patches football like we saw last season ...
I was surprised by Ranegies touch and work rate too, that helped him score a deserved second and the last goal was Troy definitely back to his best form we saw under Zola.
Good to see Anya starting to have more confidence though I still wish he would use his pace more and be direct but it was from his run that got the corner for the opener. Also, Battochio played much better than in recent times, but it really is our Hungarian playmaker that is making us tick, how similar he is to Almen. I wonder if we will see them play together next season, now that would be worth watching . . .
I think for now we should be pleased with this, with just a smattering of sympathy ( if you can forget about Ince) for Blackpool, apparently they only have 5 players contracted for next season! Yes it is unlikely for a play off push and I think a top ten finish would set us in the right place for a real push next year...however there is always those memories, I remember leaving the Manor ground in 99 after a terrible 0-0 against Oxford, too far behind the play off berths. We then won 7 of the last 8 and secured 5th place and the rest is history . . .
However, can Beppe do a GT?
Unlikely but I have a lot of admiration for the man and his passion for our club so far . . .
In '99 we had 53 points at this stage (33 played). Although we did only take 2 points from the next 5 matches, before that memorable 8 game run in began.
[quote][p][bold]culpepper[/bold] wrote: An enjoyable afternoon for all of us today. In the first ten minutes I could tell Blackpool were really lacking in confidence ( we think our run has been bad) as they were getting rid of the ball as soon as they had it and not finding a decent pass. A lovely first goal for Mathias, somehow Deeney was then announced as the scorer. One thing must also be added that it is great to start having a serious threat from corners with Toszer's great deliveries. From then on, against a team in free fall, we dominated but did play in patches football like we saw last season ... I was surprised by Ranegies touch and work rate too, that helped him score a deserved second and the last goal was Troy definitely back to his best form we saw under Zola. Good to see Anya starting to have more confidence though I still wish he would use his pace more and be direct but it was from his run that got the corner for the opener. Also, Battochio played much better than in recent times, but it really is our Hungarian playmaker that is making us tick, how similar he is to Almen. I wonder if we will see them play together next season, now that would be worth watching . . . I think for now we should be pleased with this, with just a smattering of sympathy ( if you can forget about Ince) for Blackpool, apparently they only have 5 players contracted for next season! Yes it is unlikely for a play off push and I think a top ten finish would set us in the right place for a real push next year...however there is always those memories, I remember leaving the Manor ground in 99 after a terrible 0-0 against Oxford, too far behind the play off berths. We then won 7 of the last 8 and secured 5th place and the rest is history . . . However, can Beppe do a GT? Unlikely but I have a lot of admiration for the man and his passion for our club so far . . .[/p][/quote]In '99 we had 53 points at this stage (33 played). Although we did only take 2 points from the next 5 matches, before that memorable 8 game run in began. Vespa Crabro
  • Score: 7

8:44am Sun 2 Mar 14

demerit says...

stevyweavy wrote:
Ranegie - what a pleasant surprise. Was worried that we might have another Iwelumo but how wrong was I. Really put in a shift with two excellent goals and gave the space for Deeney to show he still has a lot to offer. Angella was excellent as well.
Yes agreed. He hasn't a great deal of pace but as long as he makes up for it in other quarters, that shouldn't matter and the team will adjust to his skills. Iwelumo, on the other hand, couldn't. He had the ability though of to running faster backwards than forwards if I remember.

A good win yesterday and more convincing than the 4-0 against Millwall. However, I am just a little cautious not to read too much into it since Blackpool were by far the weakest team to have visited us this season. But at least the confidence levels will have risen and with another easy one next, at home to Barnsley, who knows? Where's my calculator?
[quote][p][bold]stevyweavy[/bold] wrote: Ranegie - what a pleasant surprise. Was worried that we might have another Iwelumo but how wrong was I. Really put in a shift with two excellent goals and gave the space for Deeney to show he still has a lot to offer. Angella was excellent as well.[/p][/quote]Yes agreed. He hasn't a great deal of pace but as long as he makes up for it in other quarters, that shouldn't matter and the team will adjust to his skills. Iwelumo, on the other hand, couldn't. He had the ability though of to running faster backwards than forwards if I remember. A good win yesterday and more convincing than the 4-0 against Millwall. However, I am just a little cautious not to read too much into it since Blackpool were by far the weakest team to have visited us this season. But at least the confidence levels will have risen and with another easy one next, at home to Barnsley, who knows? Where's my calculator? demerit
  • Score: 5

8:49am Sun 2 Mar 14

LB-Goldenboy says...

Vespa Crabro wrote:
culpepper wrote:
An enjoyable afternoon for all of us today. In the first ten minutes I could tell Blackpool were really lacking in confidence ( we think our run has been bad) as they were getting rid of the ball as soon as they had it and not finding a decent pass. A lovely first goal for Mathias, somehow Deeney was then announced as the scorer. One thing must also be added that it is great to start having a serious threat from corners with Toszer's great deliveries.
From then on, against a team in free fall, we dominated but did play in patches football like we saw last season ...
I was surprised by Ranegies touch and work rate too, that helped him score a deserved second and the last goal was Troy definitely back to his best form we saw under Zola.
Good to see Anya starting to have more confidence though I still wish he would use his pace more and be direct but it was from his run that got the corner for the opener. Also, Battochio played much better than in recent times, but it really is our Hungarian playmaker that is making us tick, how similar he is to Almen. I wonder if we will see them play together next season, now that would be worth watching . . .
I think for now we should be pleased with this, with just a smattering of sympathy ( if you can forget about Ince) for Blackpool, apparently they only have 5 players contracted for next season! Yes it is unlikely for a play off push and I think a top ten finish would set us in the right place for a real push next year...however there is always those memories, I remember leaving the Manor ground in 99 after a terrible 0-0 against Oxford, too far behind the play off berths. We then won 7 of the last 8 and secured 5th place and the rest is history . . .
However, can Beppe do a GT?
Unlikely but I have a lot of admiration for the man and his passion for our club so far . . .
In '99 we had 53 points at this stage (33 played). Although we did only take 2 points from the next 5 matches, before that memorable 8 game run in began.
I think we finished 6th not 5th
[quote][p][bold]Vespa Crabro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]culpepper[/bold] wrote: An enjoyable afternoon for all of us today. In the first ten minutes I could tell Blackpool were really lacking in confidence ( we think our run has been bad) as they were getting rid of the ball as soon as they had it and not finding a decent pass. A lovely first goal for Mathias, somehow Deeney was then announced as the scorer. One thing must also be added that it is great to start having a serious threat from corners with Toszer's great deliveries. From then on, against a team in free fall, we dominated but did play in patches football like we saw last season ... I was surprised by Ranegies touch and work rate too, that helped him score a deserved second and the last goal was Troy definitely back to his best form we saw under Zola. Good to see Anya starting to have more confidence though I still wish he would use his pace more and be direct but it was from his run that got the corner for the opener. Also, Battochio played much better than in recent times, but it really is our Hungarian playmaker that is making us tick, how similar he is to Almen. I wonder if we will see them play together next season, now that would be worth watching . . . I think for now we should be pleased with this, with just a smattering of sympathy ( if you can forget about Ince) for Blackpool, apparently they only have 5 players contracted for next season! Yes it is unlikely for a play off push and I think a top ten finish would set us in the right place for a real push next year...however there is always those memories, I remember leaving the Manor ground in 99 after a terrible 0-0 against Oxford, too far behind the play off berths. We then won 7 of the last 8 and secured 5th place and the rest is history . . . However, can Beppe do a GT? Unlikely but I have a lot of admiration for the man and his passion for our club so far . . .[/p][/quote]In '99 we had 53 points at this stage (33 played). Although we did only take 2 points from the next 5 matches, before that memorable 8 game run in began.[/p][/quote]I think we finished 6th not 5th LB-Goldenboy
  • Score: -7

9:56am Sun 2 Mar 14

Vespa Crabro says...

LB-Goldenboy wrote:
Vespa Crabro wrote:
culpepper wrote:
An enjoyable afternoon for all of us today. In the first ten minutes I could tell Blackpool were really lacking in confidence ( we think our run has been bad) as they were getting rid of the ball as soon as they had it and not finding a decent pass. A lovely first goal for Mathias, somehow Deeney was then announced as the scorer. One thing must also be added that it is great to start having a serious threat from corners with Toszer's great deliveries.
From then on, against a team in free fall, we dominated but did play in patches football like we saw last season ...
I was surprised by Ranegies touch and work rate too, that helped him score a deserved second and the last goal was Troy definitely back to his best form we saw under Zola.
Good to see Anya starting to have more confidence though I still wish he would use his pace more and be direct but it was from his run that got the corner for the opener. Also, Battochio played much better than in recent times, but it really is our Hungarian playmaker that is making us tick, how similar he is to Almen. I wonder if we will see them play together next season, now that would be worth watching . . .
I think for now we should be pleased with this, with just a smattering of sympathy ( if you can forget about Ince) for Blackpool, apparently they only have 5 players contracted for next season! Yes it is unlikely for a play off push and I think a top ten finish would set us in the right place for a real push next year...however there is always those memories, I remember leaving the Manor ground in 99 after a terrible 0-0 against Oxford, too far behind the play off berths. We then won 7 of the last 8 and secured 5th place and the rest is history . . .
However, can Beppe do a GT?
Unlikely but I have a lot of admiration for the man and his passion for our club so far . . .
In '99 we had 53 points at this stage (33 played). Although we did only take 2 points from the next 5 matches, before that memorable 8 game run in began.
I think we finished 6th not 5th
5th - 77 points....
[quote][p][bold]LB-Goldenboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vespa Crabro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]culpepper[/bold] wrote: An enjoyable afternoon for all of us today. In the first ten minutes I could tell Blackpool were really lacking in confidence ( we think our run has been bad) as they were getting rid of the ball as soon as they had it and not finding a decent pass. A lovely first goal for Mathias, somehow Deeney was then announced as the scorer. One thing must also be added that it is great to start having a serious threat from corners with Toszer's great deliveries. From then on, against a team in free fall, we dominated but did play in patches football like we saw last season ... I was surprised by Ranegies touch and work rate too, that helped him score a deserved second and the last goal was Troy definitely back to his best form we saw under Zola. Good to see Anya starting to have more confidence though I still wish he would use his pace more and be direct but it was from his run that got the corner for the opener. Also, Battochio played much better than in recent times, but it really is our Hungarian playmaker that is making us tick, how similar he is to Almen. I wonder if we will see them play together next season, now that would be worth watching . . . I think for now we should be pleased with this, with just a smattering of sympathy ( if you can forget about Ince) for Blackpool, apparently they only have 5 players contracted for next season! Yes it is unlikely for a play off push and I think a top ten finish would set us in the right place for a real push next year...however there is always those memories, I remember leaving the Manor ground in 99 after a terrible 0-0 against Oxford, too far behind the play off berths. We then won 7 of the last 8 and secured 5th place and the rest is history . . . However, can Beppe do a GT? Unlikely but I have a lot of admiration for the man and his passion for our club so far . . .[/p][/quote]In '99 we had 53 points at this stage (33 played). Although we did only take 2 points from the next 5 matches, before that memorable 8 game run in began.[/p][/quote]I think we finished 6th not 5th[/p][/quote]5th - 77 points.... Vespa Crabro
  • Score: 2

10:41am Sun 2 Mar 14

Goldenboy1960 says...

same as last season and we were 3rd. I think it will be a lot tougher this year and Wigan seem to be the team going into some real momentum. Uwe Rossler who built the side at Brentford seems to be doing it again.
same as last season and we were 3rd. I think it will be a lot tougher this year and Wigan seem to be the team going into some real momentum. Uwe Rossler who built the side at Brentford seems to be doing it again. Goldenboy1960
  • Score: 1

11:11am Sun 2 Mar 14

bristol hornet says...

And great to end that Blackpool hoodoo, always a real bogey team to us!

Another gem from yesterday was Beppe waving like mad at the Rookery when one of his english-speaking entourage on the bench told him they were singing his name and asking for a wave. Comic but lovely!
And great to end that Blackpool hoodoo, always a real bogey team to us! Another gem from yesterday was Beppe waving like mad at the Rookery when one of his english-speaking entourage on the bench told him they were singing his name and asking for a wave. Comic but lovely! bristol hornet
  • Score: 11

11:44am Sun 2 Mar 14

Oracledave says...

Probably get caned but would mention a small negative from yesterday. In the second half period when Blackpool did improve marginally they have a few free kicks and corners. On three occasions the big centre back got free headers on the back post. The same thing that stuffed us at Forest.

One for Beppe on the training ground !
Probably get caned but would mention a small negative from yesterday. In the second half period when Blackpool did improve marginally they have a few free kicks and corners. On three occasions the big centre back got free headers on the back post. The same thing that stuffed us at Forest. One for Beppe on the training ground ! Oracledave
  • Score: 5

11:59am Sun 2 Mar 14

Bush Hornet says...

The only real negative for me was that when the Rookery sang 'stand up if you hate Luton' more people stood than when the previous call was to 'stand up if you love Watford'. Seems a shame.

I love Watford. Couldn't give a fig about Luton one way or another.
The only real negative for me was that when the Rookery sang 'stand up if you hate Luton' more people stood than when the previous call was to 'stand up if you love Watford'. Seems a shame. I love Watford. Couldn't give a fig about Luton one way or another. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 7

7:38pm Sun 2 Mar 14

watford1881 says...

As one who travelled to Bolton last weekend along with my father.. Thanx Beppe..
As one who travelled to Bolton last weekend along with my father.. Thanx Beppe.. watford1881
  • Score: 4

7:41pm Sun 2 Mar 14

watford1881 says...

Reg and Deeney played much closer together in their partnership then FF and Deeney usually would.. I think that was key in our forward play...
Reg and Deeney played much closer together in their partnership then FF and Deeney usually would.. I think that was key in our forward play... watford1881
  • Score: 4

8:39am Mon 3 Mar 14

Essex Hornet says...

I didn't make it to Bolton but a nice touch from Beppe by dedicating the win to the fans that did. Crikey were Blackpool poor!! Ever since Tom Ince departed for pastures new they have been in free fall and on this showing they don't look like recovering. I was a bit concerned when I saw that Dobie was playing because he scored a great goal against us last season, but on Saturday you wouldn't have known he was playing. We may have had a few problems this season but they pale into insignificance when you consider Blackpool's position.
In a previous post I asked one of our forwards to step up to the plate and Ranage did with two well taken goals and some good link up play. I'd still like to see FF and Anya on the wings with Troy and Ranage down the middle that would show some real attacking threat.
Let's put dreams of the play off's to one side and just keep on focusing on getting three points.
I didn't make it to Bolton but a nice touch from Beppe by dedicating the win to the fans that did. Crikey were Blackpool poor!! Ever since Tom Ince departed for pastures new they have been in free fall and on this showing they don't look like recovering. I was a bit concerned when I saw that Dobie was playing because he scored a great goal against us last season, but on Saturday you wouldn't have known he was playing. We may have had a few problems this season but they pale into insignificance when you consider Blackpool's position. In a previous post I asked one of our forwards to step up to the plate and Ranage did with two well taken goals and some good link up play. I'd still like to see FF and Anya on the wings with Troy and Ranage down the middle that would show some real attacking threat. Let's put dreams of the play off's to one side and just keep on focusing on getting three points. Essex Hornet
  • Score: -2

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