AUDIO: Beppe Sannino refuses to be drawn on Watford's play-off chances after Doncaster defeat

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Beppe Sannino refused to discuss Watford's play-off chances after his side slipped ten points below the top six last night.

The Hornets' 2-1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers and Reading's 4-2 victory over Leeds United saw the Royals, who occupy the fourth play-off spot, move ten points clear of 11th-placed Watford, who have Wigan Athletic are in eighth position and three points below the play-offs but have three games in hand on Reading, so they could increase the gap for the Hornets even further.

Sannino said: "I never talked about the play-offs in the past. I always said to see it game-by-game.

"The Championship is an unpredictable league and today the odds were not against us [but Doncaster won].

"It is a tough league and the bigger disappointment for me was in the last minute of the game where we could have held on for the result and got a point and then you would have said we did a very good game, in the circumstances that we had.

"I think I am a man of sport so I also want to compliment the opposition because they played well.

"We have to forget this evening very quickly and look to the next game."

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6:12pm Wed 12 Mar 14

harry hornet wfc says...

Wont discuss playoffs as we have no chance of making them
Wont discuss playoffs as we have no chance of making them harry hornet wfc
  • Score: 1

6:35pm Wed 12 Mar 14

gloryhornet4 says...

I agree - but only because it seems more important to take a swing at an opponent than stay on the pitch - sort it out.
I agree - but only because it seems more important to take a swing at an opponent than stay on the pitch - sort it out. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 6

6:54pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Nordin's Hooter says...

Sadly there is nothing to discuss, back to the drawing board ... its time to start preparing for next season and as mentioned above starting and finishing with eleven players on the pitch will help.
Sadly there is nothing to discuss, back to the drawing board ... its time to start preparing for next season and as mentioned above starting and finishing with eleven players on the pitch will help. Nordin's Hooter
  • Score: 5

7:42pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Hornankey says...

Get real - we are mid-table. Gear everything now for next season.
Get real - we are mid-table. Gear everything now for next season. Hornankey
  • Score: 3

7:59am Thu 13 Mar 14

endean2 says...

just as well, as there is nothing to discuss

start planning for next season now.
See the article regards Zola to QPR if Harry leaves!!!!!
comments please
just as well, as there is nothing to discuss start planning for next season now. See the article regards Zola to QPR if Harry leaves!!!!! comments please endean2
  • Score: -3

10:07am Thu 13 Mar 14

mickallen57 says...

What a shame about the Donny match . I thought we would hit them for three or four , but as Dickov says they could have done the same to us on the night. I think Beppe is a decent guy we have a great squad ,great owners It should have been better for us this season but it is not . We are in my opinion punching well below our weight . I don't think it is done and dusted but I can hear the fat lady warming up.

I still think the next couple of games could be a spring board to that last place ,I know that anything can happen in the championship (and usually does ) . If we are to stand any chance this season we need to get a grip and take the next game by the scruff and grind out those points. Any one seeing a fat lady practising her scales SHOOT her COYH
What a shame about the Donny match . I thought we would hit them for three or four , but as Dickov says they could have done the same to us on the night. I think Beppe is a decent guy we have a great squad ,great owners It should have been better for us this season but it is not . We are in my opinion punching well below our weight . I don't think it is done and dusted but I can hear the fat lady warming up. I still think the next couple of games could be a spring board to that last place ,I know that anything can happen in the championship (and usually does ) . If we are to stand any chance this season we need to get a grip and take the next game by the scruff and grind out those points. Any one seeing a fat lady practising her scales SHOOT her COYH mickallen57
  • Score: 3

11:46am Thu 13 Mar 14

bristol hornet says...

Why should Beppe discuss our play off hopes - they are non existent!

If we cannot win away at the likes of Donny, Yeovil, Bolton, Blackpool, and Bournemouth.....we should not even consider mentioning the promo word!

Beppe has done okay, especially with the recent home form, but I think he was sent over to do a stabilising job, but will not be here next season?

If we seriously want to mount a promo push next season, we need a good solid British manager like Malky, Dyche, Warnock, Curbishley, etc.
Why should Beppe discuss our play off hopes - they are non existent! If we cannot win away at the likes of Donny, Yeovil, Bolton, Blackpool, and Bournemouth.....we should not even consider mentioning the promo word! Beppe has done okay, especially with the recent home form, but I think he was sent over to do a stabilising job, but will not be here next season? If we seriously want to mount a promo push next season, we need a good solid British manager like Malky, Dyche, Warnock, Curbishley, etc. bristol hornet
  • Score: 1

11:59am Thu 13 Mar 14

watford1881 says...

Beppe won't be at Watford next season in my view.. At least not as first team coach.. I might be wrong but I have the feeling...
Beppe won't be at Watford next season in my view.. At least not as first team coach.. I might be wrong but I have the feeling... watford1881
  • Score: 1

3:39pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Hairy Hornet says...

I can only pray that Cassetti isnt contracted for another season. Fingers xxd Hoban survives 90 minutes when he eventually gets a game. Angella needs a quality partnership if we are seriously thinking about challenging next season. Doyleys heart is there but he doesnt cut out enough crosses or win the ball enough. Ekstrand also gets beaten too often and loses concentration.
I can only pray that Cassetti isnt contracted for another season. Fingers xxd Hoban survives 90 minutes when he eventually gets a game. Angella needs a quality partnership if we are seriously thinking about challenging next season. Doyleys heart is there but he doesnt cut out enough crosses or win the ball enough. Ekstrand also gets beaten too often and loses concentration. Hairy Hornet
  • Score: 1

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