Marco Cassetti sent off as Watford lose at Derby County

This Is Local London: Craig Forsyth cracks in Derby's second against his former club. Picture: Action Images Craig Forsyth cracks in Derby's second against his former club. Picture: Action Images

Derby County showed why they and not Watford are destined for the play-offs after winning 4-2 at the iPro Stadium after the Hornets were reduced to ten men for the final quarter of the match.

The visitors shocked their hosts by taking the lead with yet another early goal, Troy Deeney firing emphatically home after being found by Cristian Battocchio for the fifth minute.

For much of the first half though, the Hornets were totally out-of-sorts. Their ball retention was awful at times, their organisation was poor on occasions and they were very fortunate not to concede more than once before the break as Jeff Hendrick levelled affairs in the 28th minute.

Watford did improve to a degree after the break but a fine finish from former Vicarage Road left-back Craig Forsyth fired the home side in front before Marco Cassetti was sent off for a second yellow card.

The writing seemed to be on the wall at that point but no sooner had the Hornets been reduced to ten men then they were level as Mathias Ranegie headed in an Ikechi Anya cross.

But Derby were to make their numerical advantage and all-round superiority count as Hendrick rifled home a fine third from distance before Chris Martin rounded off the scoring.

Beppe Sannino was forced into three changes from the side that suffered the agonising late 2-1 defeat at Queens Park Rangers, all due to injury.

Keeper Manuel Almunia was ruled out with an Achilles problem, while knee injuries sidelined Gabriele Angella and Almen Abdi. In came Jonathan Bond, Lloyd Doyley and Battocchio while Academy striker Alex Jakubiak was on the bench for the first time alongside the fit-again Anya.

Play-off-bound Derby County were unchanged from the team that made it four straight victories with a 2-1 win against Barnsley on Easter Monday which meant Hornets old boys Forsyth and George Thorne both started, Hemel Hempstead-born Lee Grant was in goal and former Vicarage Road skipper John Eustace was among the replacements.

The match got off to a leisurely start but there was nothing too sedate about Cassetti’s fourth-minute challenge on Johnny Russell that resulted in the first free-kick of the afternoon and a yellow card for the Italian.

Russell fired well over the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area after the Hornets had dealt well enough with the set-piece delivery into the box. Within a minute Sannino’s men were to be in front.

Battocchio was the creator with a through ball towards the right side of the area and Deeney ran on to it and crashed a right-footed shot past Grant and into the roof of the net to make it 1-0 and score his 23rd of the season in fine style.

The goalscorer then turned defender as he blocked well-struck efforts from Jamie Ward and Russell before, in the 14th minute, Ward got on the end of the Rams’ second corner of the match but lifted the ball over the top.

Ward caused more problems a minute later, capitalising on Joel Ekstrand’s decision to commit himself too early to try and win the ball near the left touchline and advancing before curling a dangerous low centre across the six-yard box which Russell was unable to get on the end of.

The Hornets were not helping themselves at this stage by being careless with possession while Albert Riera was booked in the 22nd minute for taking exception to a challenge from Forsyth and swinging an arm back at the defender.

Derby spurned a great chance to level a minute later when a ball in from the right sat up ideally for Martin on the edge of the six-yard area but the opportunity seemed to catch the striker by surprise and he dragged it badly wide.

Martin had another opening soon after when he fired wide of the near post before Watford had their first sight of goal since scoring as Lewis McGugan fired an ambitious effort over from 20 yards.

Craig Bryson had a shot from a similar range deflected behind at the other end as Derby continued to probe and their pressure finally told in the 28th minute when Daniel Pudil was unable to head away a Forsyth cross from the left and the ball sat up nicely for Hendrick, who took one touch to control before stabbing it past Bond.

Having been pegged back, Watford were very fortunate not to fall behind two minutes later when a ball from the left found a gaping hole on the right side of the defence leaving Ward with only Bond to beat. But the keeper read the striker’s intentions and saved well with his legs.

The Hornets were in real danger of getting over-run at this point, not least because they were unable to keep the ball for long enough to ease the pressure on themselves. The Rams’ next opening came when a lovely turn by Martin took Ekstrand and Daniel Tozser oiut of the game before finding Ward, this time coming in from the left and he fired wide from the edge of the area.

Having been very poor for the most part in the first half, the visitors did manage to string some passes together to create an opening five minutes before the break when McGugan played a give-and-go with Ranegie before forcing Grant into a smart save with an angled shot but the flag was already raised for offside.

Hendrick shot wide of Bond’s right-hand post from 20 yards after Ranegie had become the latest player in maroon to needlessly give away possession, although the visitors did have one more chance before the interval when McGugan threatened to set Riera away in space on the right side of the penalty area but his eventual effort was blocked.

Sannino no doubt had some strong words to say at the interval and his side came out for the second half positively, keeping the ball better in the early exchanges before creating their first chance after the restart in the 48th minute when Ranegie flicked on a ball forward and the ball broke for Deeney to try a half-volley from 25 yards which Grant held.

Ekstrand had not been enjoying one of his better afternoons but it was take a bad turn for the worse when he went down in agony clutching his right knee. The defender’s game was clearly over and he had to be carried from the pitch before being replaced by Tommie Hoban in the 53rd minute.

Derby had not got started at all in the second half and they could have been in trouble when a fine ball from Tozser put Pudil in the clear down the left and his centre was cut out by a defender under pressure from Deeney, although referee Scott Duncan deemed the Hornets striker had committed a foul.

But the visitors’ injury problems continued to mount as McGugan was forced out of the contest with what looked to be an ankle problem in the 57th minute and was replaced by Anya.

The Rams then began to find their attacking feet as Bryson shot wide from the edge of the area before a Hornets old boy fired the home side in front in superb fashion on the hour-mark.

Watford were unable to clear their lines as the ball was worked into the area and when it fell for Forsyth on the edge of the 18-yard box, he crashed a superb first-time left-footed finish into the roof of the net to make it 2-1.

The hosts then went for the jugular but Watford somehow survived as Bond denied Martin when he was through one-on-one before Russell put the follow up wide. Hendrick had a shot deflected behind and Ward then put another great opening across the face of goal and wide.

The odds were already against the visitors and they stacked up even higher in the 68th minute when Bryson was caught late by Cassetti as he played in Martin, who shot wide. Referee Duncan didn’t miss the Italian’s transgression though, and a yellow card was swiftly followed by a red as the Hornets were reduced to ten men.

Watford’s response? Within two minutes they were level.

Anya made the most of a lapse in the Derby ball to pick up the ball on the right side of the area before standing up a delightful cross to the back post where Ranegie was presented with a straightforward header down and past Grant to make it 2-2.

But for a superb save from Bond though, the Rams would have been back in front soon after as Ward made the most of a mistake from Riera and unleashed a right-footed snap-shot but the Hornets keeper showed superb reactions to block it away.

A raft of substitutions followed in the 74th minute as Simon Dawkins and Patrick Bamford came on for Ward and Russell, while Ranegie made way for Davide Faraoni.

Dawkins had a powerful shot blocked moments after entering the fray before dragging another effort from distance wide. But Derby were to make their numerical advantage count in the 82nd minute, although it took a goal of real quality to do it.

The ball was played in from the left to Hendrick around 30 yards out and he let rip with a right-footed piledriver that left Bond grasping at thin air as the ball flew past his dive and ripped into the back of the net to make it 3-2.

Watford still refused to lie down though, and Deeney almost surprised Grant with what appeared to be a mis-hit right-footed cross that went narrowly over.

But the Hornets’ fate was to be sealed in the 86th minute when Derby worked the ball from right to left inside the area and Martin got away from Hoban to steer the ball wide of Bond and into the far corner of the net to make it 4-2.

Martin immediately made way for Will Hughes before the Hornets had another opportunity when, following a deep corner from the right, Faraoni managed to get in a far-post header which Grant had to parry away.

Bryson almost made it five in injury-time when he received Forsyth’s pass from the left and opened up his body to strike a right-footed curler towards the bottom corner but Bond got down well to turn it behind.

Pudil did see a run inside off the left flank end with a shot over the bar at the other end before Deeney was booked for kicking the ball away as this defeat, coupled with results elsewhere, finally ended Watford’s slim mathematical play-off chances.

Derby County: Grant; Wisdom, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth; Hendrick, Thorne, Bryson; Ward (Dawkins 74), Martin (Hughes 87), Russell (Bamford 74). Not used: Legzdins, Naylor, Eustace, Whitbread.

Watford: Bond; Doyley, Cassetti, Ekstrand (Hoban 53); Riera, McGugan (Anya 5, Tozser, Battocchio, Pudil; Ranegie (Faraoni 74), Deeney. Not used: Woods, Merkel, Murray, Jakubiak.

Bookings: Cassetti for a foul on Russell (4); Riera for a foul on Forsyth (22); Cassetti for a foul on Bryson – sent off (68); Deeney for dissent (90).

Attendance: 25,922.

Referee: Scott Duncan.

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5:20pm Sat 26 Apr 14

weeblehorn says...

Pozzo's, come on. You came to Watford to get them in the Premier league. Sort this mess out during the summer, please....
Pozzo's, come on. You came to Watford to get them in the Premier league. Sort this mess out during the summer, please.... weeblehorn
  • Score: 21

5:26pm Sat 26 Apr 14

endean2 says...

only people that actually attended the game are allowed to comment on this site, if you were not there you are obviously not a fan.

Also no negative comments or sniping.
That's what I was told after the last game by a number of self opinionated
fans, so be warned guys.
Roll on next season!!!!!!
only people that actually attended the game are allowed to comment on this site, if you were not there you are obviously not a fan. Also no negative comments or sniping. That's what I was told after the last game by a number of self opinionated fans, so be warned guys. Roll on next season!!!!!! endean2
  • Score: -45

5:29pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Drewoneone says...

Listened to commentary on Hornet Player. David Holdsworth was co-commentating and he thought there were too many tactical changes. Went to a flat back four at one point which seemed to be working - then back to a back 3 when Cassetti went off after which they scored their 3rd and 4th goals.
Sounds like Bond played a blinder and kept the score almost respectable. Was there enough effort from the midfield in protecting the defence?

Off to the Valley Tuesday - interesting to see what team is fielded with the injuries and suspension.
Listened to commentary on Hornet Player. David Holdsworth was co-commentating and he thought there were too many tactical changes. Went to a flat back four at one point which seemed to be working - then back to a back 3 when Cassetti went off after which they scored their 3rd and 4th goals. Sounds like Bond played a blinder and kept the score almost respectable. Was there enough effort from the midfield in protecting the defence? Off to the Valley Tuesday - interesting to see what team is fielded with the injuries and suspension. Drewoneone
  • Score: 2

5:40pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Willow23 says...

So sick of this season! Really worried about this summer could go one of two ways
A) we keep Deeney, sign tozer and the return of king vydra plus one or two solid additions as well as leaving the insistence on playing three at the back to the pages of history
B) deeney goes for like five million we get sent some more glove wearing surrender monkeys that can't make the grade in Italy or Spain Angella gets sold and tozer doesn't get signed. We spend next year hovering above the drop.
We live in a democracy so let the votes begin
Thumbs up for option A or down for option B
So sick of this season! Really worried about this summer could go one of two ways A) we keep Deeney, sign tozer and the return of king vydra plus one or two solid additions as well as leaving the insistence on playing three at the back to the pages of history B) deeney goes for like five million we get sent some more glove wearing surrender monkeys that can't make the grade in Italy or Spain Angella gets sold and tozer doesn't get signed. We spend next year hovering above the drop. We live in a democracy so let the votes begin Thumbs up for option A or down for option B Willow23
  • Score: 7

6:13pm Sat 26 Apr 14

WessexLad says...

After his early booking, Cassetti was an accident waiting to happen. I'm surprised he made it to half time, but should then have been replaced with Ekstrand moving into the centre.

Riera is a talented winger, but not a wing back. Anya should have started. What a shame we let Forsyth go, as he would have fitted perfectly into our preferred formation.

No complaints about going for it at 2-2 and 3-2; it was our only hope. However, our goal difference shows where we ought to be.
After his early booking, Cassetti was an accident waiting to happen. I'm surprised he made it to half time, but should then have been replaced with Ekstrand moving into the centre. Riera is a talented winger, but not a wing back. Anya should have started. What a shame we let Forsyth go, as he would have fitted perfectly into our preferred formation. No complaints about going for it at 2-2 and 3-2; it was our only hope. However, our goal difference shows where we ought to be. WessexLad
  • Score: 5

6:33pm Sat 26 Apr 14

oldvic says...

Watched the whole match.
We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough.

Was not impressed with Derby County.

Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells)

Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season.

Onward to next season, forever a hornet
Watched the whole match. We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough. Was not impressed with Derby County. Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells) Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season. Onward to next season, forever a hornet oldvic
  • Score: 2

6:55pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Man from Pinner says...

Certainly need a strong centre half next season hopefully to play alongside Angella and one or two others, Cassetti is not in my opinion a centre half. Also gives away a lot of free kicks . Clearly Fitz Hall is not considered the man so someone will need to be brought in.
Missed Abdi and Angella today; surprised Merkel not given a run when McGugan went off.
Now look forward to next season but we owe it to everybody to put a strong team out on Tuesday. Lets at least finish the season strongly.
Certainly need a strong centre half next season hopefully to play alongside Angella and one or two others, Cassetti is not in my opinion a centre half. Also gives away a lot of free kicks [ play off final!] . Clearly Fitz Hall is not considered the man so someone will need to be brought in. Missed Abdi and Angella today; surprised Merkel not given a run when McGugan went off. Now look forward to next season but we owe it to everybody to put a strong team out on Tuesday. Lets at least finish the season strongly. Man from Pinner
  • Score: 5

7:10pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Essex Hornet says...

Sadly we just weren't good enough or consistent enough to mount a serious challenge for the play off's. It's been a season of if's but's and maybe's but if the Pozzo's and Beppe learn from what has happened I'm sure we can bounce back next season.

We need to:

Sign Tozser asap
Let Marco Cassetti go
Get in two quality forwards regardless of Troy staying or going
Keep Almunia for another season but make Bond number one
Get in a couple of British players to add some steel and back bone to the side
Be more ruthless with the squad. Anyone who cannot add real value to the club and take us forward must be allowed to leave
Learn from what teams like Leicester have done and come back stronger with real hunger and belief
Sadly we just weren't good enough or consistent enough to mount a serious challenge for the play off's. It's been a season of if's but's and maybe's but if the Pozzo's and Beppe learn from what has happened I'm sure we can bounce back next season. We need to: Sign Tozser asap Let Marco Cassetti go Get in two quality forwards regardless of Troy staying or going Keep Almunia for another season but make Bond number one Get in a couple of British players to add some steel and back bone to the side Be more ruthless with the squad. Anyone who cannot add real value to the club and take us forward must be allowed to leave Learn from what teams like Leicester have done and come back stronger with real hunger and belief Essex Hornet
  • Score: 22

7:42pm Sat 26 Apr 14

neil-bs says...

oldvic wrote:
Watched the whole match.
We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough.

Was not impressed with Derby County.

Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells)

Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season.

Onward to next season, forever a hornet
A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.
[quote][p][bold]oldvic[/bold] wrote: Watched the whole match. We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough. Was not impressed with Derby County. Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells) Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season. Onward to next season, forever a hornet[/p][/quote]A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to. neil-bs
  • Score: -7

7:58pm Sat 26 Apr 14

ralear49 says...

Willow23 wrote:
So sick of this season! Really worried about this summer could go one of two ways
A) we keep Deeney, sign tozer and the return of king vydra plus one or two solid additions as well as leaving the insistence on playing three at the back to the pages of history
B) deeney goes for like five million we get sent some more glove wearing surrender monkeys that can't make the grade in Italy or Spain Angella gets sold and tozer doesn't get signed. We spend next year hovering above the drop.
We live in a democracy so let the votes begin
Thumbs up for option A or down for option B
why would Vydra come back? Move on.
[quote][p][bold]Willow23[/bold] wrote: So sick of this season! Really worried about this summer could go one of two ways A) we keep Deeney, sign tozer and the return of king vydra plus one or two solid additions as well as leaving the insistence on playing three at the back to the pages of history B) deeney goes for like five million we get sent some more glove wearing surrender monkeys that can't make the grade in Italy or Spain Angella gets sold and tozer doesn't get signed. We spend next year hovering above the drop. We live in a democracy so let the votes begin Thumbs up for option A or down for option B[/p][/quote]why would Vydra come back? Move on. ralear49
  • Score: 15

8:02pm Sat 26 Apr 14

demerit says...

neil-bs wrote:
oldvic wrote:
Watched the whole match.
We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough.

Was not impressed with Derby County.

Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells)

Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season.

Onward to next season, forever a hornet
A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.
I am sure that in your book "sorting it out" means getting promoted. Only 3 in 24 get promoted. We can't proceed on the basis that if we don't get promoted it means we've failed. All teams are sorting it out every season. The Pozzos only bought us for one reason - to get into the Premier League. There couldn't be a better driver than that. They WILL sort it out.
[quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldvic[/bold] wrote: Watched the whole match. We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough. Was not impressed with Derby County. Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells) Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season. Onward to next season, forever a hornet[/p][/quote]A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.[/p][/quote]I am sure that in your book "sorting it out" means getting promoted. Only 3 in 24 get promoted. We can't proceed on the basis that if we don't get promoted it means we've failed. All teams are sorting it out every season. The Pozzos only bought us for one reason - to get into the Premier League. There couldn't be a better driver than that. They WILL sort it out. demerit
  • Score: 6

8:05pm Sat 26 Apr 14

demerit says...

ralear49 wrote:
Willow23 wrote:
So sick of this season! Really worried about this summer could go one of two ways
A) we keep Deeney, sign tozer and the return of king vydra plus one or two solid additions as well as leaving the insistence on playing three at the back to the pages of history
B) deeney goes for like five million we get sent some more glove wearing surrender monkeys that can't make the grade in Italy or Spain Angella gets sold and tozer doesn't get signed. We spend next year hovering above the drop.
We live in a democracy so let the votes begin
Thumbs up for option A or down for option B
why would Vydra come back? Move on.
Hopefully he won't have much choice as he's owned by Udinese, not WBA.
[quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Willow23[/bold] wrote: So sick of this season! Really worried about this summer could go one of two ways A) we keep Deeney, sign tozer and the return of king vydra plus one or two solid additions as well as leaving the insistence on playing three at the back to the pages of history B) deeney goes for like five million we get sent some more glove wearing surrender monkeys that can't make the grade in Italy or Spain Angella gets sold and tozer doesn't get signed. We spend next year hovering above the drop. We live in a democracy so let the votes begin Thumbs up for option A or down for option B[/p][/quote]why would Vydra come back? Move on.[/p][/quote]Hopefully he won't have much choice as he's owned by Udinese, not WBA. demerit
  • Score: -4

8:05pm Sat 26 Apr 14

francowatford says...

Time of the year where players get sent of all the time they get a ban, end of season, start family holiday. The beard is a legend and shame we did not get him years ago. The defence must stay consistenc. Going into third season of the pizza project and we now need some serious conviction on the pitch tandem show some style. Saint bepppe is the man bit I'm reading bits that he may be astop gap
Time of the year where players get sent of all the time they get a ban, end of season, start family holiday. The beard is a legend and shame we did not get him years ago. The defence must stay consistenc. Going into third season of the pizza project and we now need some serious conviction on the pitch tandem show some style. Saint bepppe is the man bit I'm reading bits that he may be astop gap francowatford
  • Score: -2

8:07pm Sat 26 Apr 14

There was only one Scully says...

This is just another result that summaries this season.
A season that promised so much and got off to a good start and faded poorly.
BS coming is not the answer sorry his passion is great but his knowledge of this highly competitive division was always for me a stop gap replacement after GFZ faded.
We have also really lacked a a natural predator like Vydra (why did the Pozzo's put him out on loan to West Brom?) and of course a defensive midfield player like Hogg/Eustace especially to close down the game in the later stages as we have witnessed so many times recently.
I am pleased with what is happening off the pitch, with new stand, new training facilities etc, but we do need another GT/AB/SD type who knows what this division is all about and how, to get us up to the Holy grail!
Roll on the close season to see what develops, on the pitch!
This is just another result that summaries this season. A season that promised so much and got off to a good start and faded poorly. BS coming is not the answer sorry his passion is great but his knowledge of this highly competitive division was always for me a stop gap replacement after GFZ faded. We have also really lacked a a natural predator like Vydra (why did the Pozzo's put him out on loan to West Brom?) and of course a defensive midfield player like Hogg/Eustace especially to close down the game in the later stages as we have witnessed so many times recently. I am pleased with what is happening off the pitch, with new stand, new training facilities etc, but we do need another GT/AB/SD type who knows what this division is all about and how, to get us up to the Holy grail! Roll on the close season to see what develops, on the pitch! There was only one Scully
  • Score: 7

9:00pm Sat 26 Apr 14

derbygaz555 says...

neil-bs wrote:
oldvic wrote:
Watched the whole match.
We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough.

Was not impressed with Derby County.

Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells)

Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season.

Onward to next season, forever a hornet
A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.
wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.
[quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldvic[/bold] wrote: Watched the whole match. We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough. Was not impressed with Derby County. Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells) Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season. Onward to next season, forever a hornet[/p][/quote]A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.[/p][/quote]wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol. derbygaz555
  • Score: -37

9:04pm Sat 26 Apr 14

VOReason says...

derbygaz555 wrote:
neil-bs wrote:
oldvic wrote:
Watched the whole match.
We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough.

Was not impressed with Derby County.

Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells)

Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season.

Onward to next season, forever a hornet
A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.
wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.
Stick to where you belong has a sense of irony when you have ventured out of your uttoxeter slum hole to comment on our forum ...
[quote][p][bold]derbygaz555[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldvic[/bold] wrote: Watched the whole match. We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough. Was not impressed with Derby County. Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells) Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season. Onward to next season, forever a hornet[/p][/quote]A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.[/p][/quote]wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.[/p][/quote]Stick to where you belong has a sense of irony when you have ventured out of your uttoxeter slum hole to comment on our forum ... VOReason
  • Score: 14

9:50pm Sat 26 Apr 14

grahamwfc says...

VOReason wrote:
derbygaz555 wrote:
neil-bs wrote:
oldvic wrote:
Watched the whole match.
We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough.

Was not impressed with Derby County.

Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells)

Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season.

Onward to next season, forever a hornet
A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.
wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.
Stick to where you belong has a sense of irony when you have ventured out of your uttoxeter slum hole to comment on our forum ...
See you again next season
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]derbygaz555[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldvic[/bold] wrote: Watched the whole match. We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough. Was not impressed with Derby County. Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells) Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season. Onward to next season, forever a hornet[/p][/quote]A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.[/p][/quote]wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.[/p][/quote]Stick to where you belong has a sense of irony when you have ventured out of your uttoxeter slum hole to comment on our forum ...[/p][/quote]See you again next season grahamwfc
  • Score: 13

9:53pm Sat 26 Apr 14

weeblehorn says...

ralear49 wrote:
Willow23 wrote:
So sick of this season! Really worried about this summer could go one of two ways
A) we keep Deeney, sign tozer and the return of king vydra plus one or two solid additions as well as leaving the insistence on playing three at the back to the pages of history
B) deeney goes for like five million we get sent some more glove wearing surrender monkeys that can't make the grade in Italy or Spain Angella gets sold and tozer doesn't get signed. We spend next year hovering above the drop.
We live in a democracy so let the votes begin
Thumbs up for option A or down for option B
why would Vydra come back? Move on.
Err... Because he still belongs to the pozzo's and we could really do with him back in our team...
[quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Willow23[/bold] wrote: So sick of this season! Really worried about this summer could go one of two ways A) we keep Deeney, sign tozer and the return of king vydra plus one or two solid additions as well as leaving the insistence on playing three at the back to the pages of history B) deeney goes for like five million we get sent some more glove wearing surrender monkeys that can't make the grade in Italy or Spain Angella gets sold and tozer doesn't get signed. We spend next year hovering above the drop. We live in a democracy so let the votes begin Thumbs up for option A or down for option B[/p][/quote]why would Vydra come back? Move on.[/p][/quote]Err... Because he still belongs to the pozzo's and we could really do with him back in our team... weeblehorn
  • Score: 7

9:56pm Sat 26 Apr 14

weeblehorn says...

ralear49 wrote:
Willow23 wrote:
So sick of this season! Really worried about this summer could go one of two ways
A) we keep Deeney, sign tozer and the return of king vydra plus one or two solid additions as well as leaving the insistence on playing three at the back to the pages of history
B) deeney goes for like five million we get sent some more glove wearing surrender monkeys that can't make the grade in Italy or Spain Angella gets sold and tozer doesn't get signed. We spend next year hovering above the drop.
We live in a democracy so let the votes begin
Thumbs up for option A or down for option B
why would Vydra come back? Move on.
Err... Because he still belongs to the pozzo's and we could really do with him back in our team....
[quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Willow23[/bold] wrote: So sick of this season! Really worried about this summer could go one of two ways A) we keep Deeney, sign tozer and the return of king vydra plus one or two solid additions as well as leaving the insistence on playing three at the back to the pages of history B) deeney goes for like five million we get sent some more glove wearing surrender monkeys that can't make the grade in Italy or Spain Angella gets sold and tozer doesn't get signed. We spend next year hovering above the drop. We live in a democracy so let the votes begin Thumbs up for option A or down for option B[/p][/quote]why would Vydra come back? Move on.[/p][/quote]Err... Because he still belongs to the pozzo's and we could really do with him back in our team.... weeblehorn
  • Score: -1

10:41pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Ramageland says...

derbygaz555 wrote:
neil-bs wrote:
oldvic wrote:
Watched the whole match.
We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough.

Was not impressed with Derby County.

Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells)

Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season.

Onward to next season, forever a hornet
A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.
wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.
Ha ha - jealous! Average team in an identikit ground, populated by a load of northerners! Not Been impressed by anyone this season - the standard has been sh*t from top to bottom - us, you, and every other team in the division. If you think Derby are impressive then you must be 13 years old and in your first season as a fan, because everyone else knows it's been a poor league.
[quote][p][bold]derbygaz555[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldvic[/bold] wrote: Watched the whole match. We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough. Was not impressed with Derby County. Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells) Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season. Onward to next season, forever a hornet[/p][/quote]A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.[/p][/quote]wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.[/p][/quote]Ha ha - jealous! Average team in an identikit ground, populated by a load of northerners! Not Been impressed by anyone this season - the standard has been sh*t from top to bottom - us, you, and every other team in the division. If you think Derby are impressive then you must be 13 years old and in your first season as a fan, because everyone else knows it's been a poor league. Ramageland
  • Score: 7

10:45pm Sat 26 Apr 14

SAHornet says...

neil-bs wrote:
oldvic wrote:
Watched the whole match.
We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough.

Was not impressed with Derby County.

Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells)

Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season.

Onward to next season, forever a hornet
A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.
I seem to remember at the start of this adventure that this was regarded by our owners as a 5 year project. We are only at the end of year 2. After the progress our club has made so far, you should certainly be looking forward to the future. I am.
[quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldvic[/bold] wrote: Watched the whole match. We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough. Was not impressed with Derby County. Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells) Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season. Onward to next season, forever a hornet[/p][/quote]A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember at the start of this adventure that this was regarded by our owners as a 5 year project. We are only at the end of year 2. After the progress our club has made so far, you should certainly be looking forward to the future. I am. SAHornet
  • Score: 6

11:05pm Sat 26 Apr 14

matey_from_brighton says...

some players did not want to be on that pitch today:
McGugan - anything 50/50 he didn't bother going for
Cassetti - did a pretty good impression of someone whose main intention was to get himself sent off, neither tackle he got a yellow card for was either needed nor anywhere near getting the ball.
Reira - lost possession on the edge of our box more than once trying to be too clever
Add in poor performances by Doyley(bit rusty coming back from injury), Battochio(so many poor passes as usual) and we didn't really give ourselves a chance.

Have to say Deeney was excellent throughout and we are going to struggle next year if he leaves. Altogether pretty poor and once again we have somehow managed to make an ordinary team look good. Missed Angella and Abdi badly today, anyone have any idea why they weren't playing?
some players did not want to be on that pitch today: McGugan - anything 50/50 he didn't bother going for Cassetti - did a pretty good impression of someone whose main intention was to get himself sent off, neither tackle he got a yellow card for was either needed nor anywhere near getting the ball. Reira - lost possession on the edge of our box more than once trying to be too clever Add in poor performances by Doyley(bit rusty coming back from injury), Battochio(so many poor passes as usual) and we didn't really give ourselves a chance. Have to say Deeney was excellent throughout and we are going to struggle next year if he leaves. Altogether pretty poor and once again we have somehow managed to make an ordinary team look good. Missed Angella and Abdi badly today, anyone have any idea why they weren't playing? matey_from_brighton
  • Score: 6

12:02am Sun 27 Apr 14

green chilli says...

Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out
Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out green chilli
  • Score: -6

1:18am Sun 27 Apr 14

stiffler99 says...

green chilli wrote:
Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out
Too many glasses of milk tonight?
[quote][p][bold]green chilli[/bold] wrote: Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out[/p][/quote]Too many glasses of milk tonight? stiffler99
  • Score: 9

1:18am Sun 27 Apr 14

stiffler99 says...

green chilli wrote:
Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out
Too many glasses of milk tonight?
[quote][p][bold]green chilli[/bold] wrote: Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out[/p][/quote]Too many glasses of milk tonight? stiffler99
  • Score: 1

1:28am Sun 27 Apr 14

stiffler99 says...

Man from Pinner wrote:
Certainly need a strong centre half next season hopefully to play alongside Angella and one or two others, Cassetti is not in my opinion a centre half. Also gives away a lot of free kicks . Clearly Fitz Hall is not considered the man so someone will need to be brought in.
Missed Abdi and Angella today; surprised Merkel not given a run when McGugan went off.
Now look forward to next season but we owe it to everybody to put a strong team out on Tuesday. Lets at least finish the season strongly.
Ekstrand too gives away far too many unnecessary free kicks around the box. For those who keep harping on about play offs a reality check and those that seem to think we are really good please note that we are tonight in the bottom half of the table. I fear more signings who achieve nothing next season. We do have talent but I am sorry to say that the team is rather spineless at present.
[quote][p][bold]Man from Pinner[/bold] wrote: Certainly need a strong centre half next season hopefully to play alongside Angella and one or two others, Cassetti is not in my opinion a centre half. Also gives away a lot of free kicks [ play off final!] . Clearly Fitz Hall is not considered the man so someone will need to be brought in. Missed Abdi and Angella today; surprised Merkel not given a run when McGugan went off. Now look forward to next season but we owe it to everybody to put a strong team out on Tuesday. Lets at least finish the season strongly.[/p][/quote]Ekstrand too gives away far too many unnecessary free kicks around the box. For those who keep harping on about play offs a reality check and those that seem to think we are really good please note that we are tonight in the bottom half of the table. I fear more signings who achieve nothing next season. We do have talent but I am sorry to say that the team is rather spineless at present. stiffler99
  • Score: 7

1:33am Sun 27 Apr 14

green chilli says...

Only milkshake stiffler i went 2 the game where was u sat home againe???
Only milkshake stiffler i went 2 the game where was u sat home againe??? green chilli
  • Score: -10

8:18am Sun 27 Apr 14

Mooneyman says...

IMO Cassetti must be released at the end of the season. 10 yellow cards gets him a ban, 2nd game back he picks up 2 more, unprofessional & a complete let down to the team. For two years the guy has been an accident waiting to happen. So many unnecesary fouls, he's constantly holding, tugging, blocking etc, to make up for the lack of pace. The only time he looks comfortable is when he has no opponent within 40yds. Remember who gave away the pens in the play off semi & final last season? It's time the guy was retired & removed from the firing line, he just can't play at this level and is only going to get worse at his age. No doubt the Cool as Cassetti lovers will give me thumbs down, but i think its time he packed his boots and did his team mates a favour by saying goodbye.
IMO Cassetti must be released at the end of the season. 10 yellow cards gets him a ban, 2nd game back he picks up 2 more, unprofessional & a complete let down to the team. For two years the guy has been an accident waiting to happen. So many unnecesary fouls, he's constantly holding, tugging, blocking etc, to make up for the lack of pace. The only time he looks comfortable is when he has no opponent within 40yds. Remember who gave away the pens in the play off semi & final last season? It's time the guy was retired & removed from the firing line, he just can't play at this level and is only going to get worse at his age. No doubt the Cool as Cassetti lovers will give me thumbs down, but i think its time he packed his boots and did his team mates a favour by saying goodbye. Mooneyman
  • Score: 15

8:36am Sun 27 Apr 14

SAHornet says...

green chilli wrote:
Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out
If you can't form a basic sentence and you can't spell then why bother to post?
[quote][p][bold]green chilli[/bold] wrote: Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out[/p][/quote]If you can't form a basic sentence and you can't spell then why bother to post? SAHornet
  • Score: 16

9:10am Sun 27 Apr 14

Oxhey Kev says...

Why are people moaning ? Rome wasn't built in a day ! We have new owners, we have new players coming in, the like of which we never really have seen before. It takes time to gel and settle down. We have a new Stand, how long has that taken to happen. If it takes 2, 3, 4, 5 years to get to the Premiership and stay there, then so be it. Things are happening at Watford. Be patient and be rewarded - the futures bright, the futures yellow. Enjoy the summer !
Why are people moaning ? Rome wasn't built in a day ! We have new owners, we have new players coming in, the like of which we never really have seen before. It takes time to gel and settle down. We have a new Stand, how long has that taken to happen. If it takes 2, 3, 4, 5 years to get to the Premiership and stay there, then so be it. Things are happening at Watford. Be patient and be rewarded - the futures bright, the futures yellow. Enjoy the summer ! Oxhey Kev
  • Score: 16

10:04am Sun 27 Apr 14

demerit says...

weeblehorn wrote:
ralear49 wrote:
Willow23 wrote:
So sick of this season! Really worried about this summer could go one of two ways
A) we keep Deeney, sign tozer and the return of king vydra plus one or two solid additions as well as leaving the insistence on playing three at the back to the pages of history
B) deeney goes for like five million we get sent some more glove wearing surrender monkeys that can't make the grade in Italy or Spain Angella gets sold and tozer doesn't get signed. We spend next year hovering above the drop.
We live in a democracy so let the votes begin
Thumbs up for option A or down for option B
why would Vydra come back? Move on.
Err... Because he still belongs to the pozzo's and we could really do with him back in our team...
That's what I thought and conveyed in an earlier post although with a slightly different set or words I got -8 and you got +3 - funny world...
[quote][p][bold]weeblehorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Willow23[/bold] wrote: So sick of this season! Really worried about this summer could go one of two ways A) we keep Deeney, sign tozer and the return of king vydra plus one or two solid additions as well as leaving the insistence on playing three at the back to the pages of history B) deeney goes for like five million we get sent some more glove wearing surrender monkeys that can't make the grade in Italy or Spain Angella gets sold and tozer doesn't get signed. We spend next year hovering above the drop. We live in a democracy so let the votes begin Thumbs up for option A or down for option B[/p][/quote]why would Vydra come back? Move on.[/p][/quote]Err... Because he still belongs to the pozzo's and we could really do with him back in our team...[/p][/quote]That's what I thought and conveyed in an earlier post although with a slightly different set or words I got -8 and you got +3 - funny world... demerit
  • Score: -6

10:49am Sun 27 Apr 14

buckler says...

Hope that's the last we see of Cassetti- the bloke is a liability!
Hope that's the last we see of Cassetti- the bloke is a liability! buckler
  • Score: 5

12:15pm Sun 27 Apr 14

sueinspain says...

green chilli wrote:
Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out
I don't know where you come from green chilli, but your spelling and grammar are awful.
This is a problem caused by "text speke" I believe.
[quote][p][bold]green chilli[/bold] wrote: Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out[/p][/quote]I don't know where you come from green chilli, but your spelling and grammar are awful. This is a problem caused by "text speke" I believe. sueinspain
  • Score: 6

12:20pm Sun 27 Apr 14

neilhorn says...

derbygaz555 wrote:
neil-bs wrote:
oldvic wrote:
Watched the whole match.
We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough.

Was not impressed with Derby County.

Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells)

Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season.

Onward to next season, forever a hornet
A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.
wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.
see you next season muggins
[quote][p][bold]derbygaz555[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldvic[/bold] wrote: Watched the whole match. We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough. Was not impressed with Derby County. Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells) Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season. Onward to next season, forever a hornet[/p][/quote]A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.[/p][/quote]wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.[/p][/quote]see you next season muggins neilhorn
  • Score: 0

2:09pm Sun 27 Apr 14

mickallen57 says...

This was always going to be a tough season ,after the demise of the GFZ regime . May be our expectations needed to be more realistic as any manager would have his work cut out ,so late in the season to catapult us into the prem. I don't know if Beppe is a stop gap or a serious replacement for Zola . He has imo done a good job and frustratingly close to delivering the goods. I have heard a rumour Malky is going to replace him next season with the Pozzos offering him (Beppe) a job in Italy. That same source said Vydra is buying a house in Watford and will play for the Horns next season.
What ever the truth it will take time ,but I believe we have the right owners in place to deliver .COYH
This was always going to be a tough season ,after the demise of the GFZ regime . May be our expectations needed to be more realistic as any manager would have his work cut out ,so late in the season to catapult us into the prem. I don't know if Beppe is a stop gap or a serious replacement for Zola . He has imo done a good job and frustratingly close to delivering the goods. I have heard a rumour Malky is going to replace him next season with the Pozzos offering him (Beppe) a job in Italy. That same source said Vydra is buying a house in Watford and will play for the Horns next season. What ever the truth it will take time ,but I believe we have the right owners in place to deliver .COYH mickallen57
  • Score: 2

4:48pm Sun 27 Apr 14

longcliffe says...

You are destined to be a lower league team. Last season you had a chance but you weren't good enough.
Despite being another clubs reserve team you are still second class.
You are destined to be a lower league team. Last season you had a chance but you weren't good enough. Despite being another clubs reserve team you are still second class. longcliffe
  • Score: -6

6:04pm Sun 27 Apr 14

SAHornet says...

longcliffe wrote:
You are destined to be a lower league team. Last season you had a chance but you weren't good enough.
Despite being another clubs reserve team you are still second class.
1 year on and I would have thought that you might have gotten over your bitterness by now. Seems not. Sad chap.
[quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: You are destined to be a lower league team. Last season you had a chance but you weren't good enough. Despite being another clubs reserve team you are still second class.[/p][/quote]1 year on and I would have thought that you might have gotten over your bitterness by now. Seems not. Sad chap. SAHornet
  • Score: 6

6:07pm Sun 27 Apr 14

SAHornet says...

sueinspain wrote:
green chilli wrote:
Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out
I don't know where you come from green chilli, but your spelling and grammar are awful.
This is a problem caused by "text speke" I believe.
No sue, just thick as sh** ! 99.9% of posters on here do so intelligently, grammatically and legibly and I'm pretty sure that we all text one another.
[quote][p][bold]sueinspain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]green chilli[/bold] wrote: Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out[/p][/quote]I don't know where you come from green chilli, but your spelling and grammar are awful. This is a problem caused by "text speke" I believe.[/p][/quote]No sue, just thick as sh** ! 99.9% of posters on here do so intelligently, grammatically and legibly and I'm pretty sure that we all text one another. SAHornet
  • Score: 3

7:20pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Goldenboy1960 says...

Let's drop all the personal stuff with individuals and concentrate on football matters. Truth is that Derby are playing with a high level of confidence, as you would when you have had a good season and scored a lot of goals. They were simply better than us yesterday and yes I was there. Sometimes you have to hold your hands up. But what worried me was the number of times having worked hard to get the ball back we so cheaply gave it straight back to them by being too sloppy or overplaying in dangerous areas.

I hope the players can take responsibility and understand that some of their decision making needs to improve. But please lets not go overboard. We simply have just not been as consistent as we could have been this year. A little more and we would have been in the play offs, but hope they learn more about the way to get out of the Championship with this experience.
Let's drop all the personal stuff with individuals and concentrate on football matters. Truth is that Derby are playing with a high level of confidence, as you would when you have had a good season and scored a lot of goals. They were simply better than us yesterday and yes I was there. Sometimes you have to hold your hands up. But what worried me was the number of times having worked hard to get the ball back we so cheaply gave it straight back to them by being too sloppy or overplaying in dangerous areas. I hope the players can take responsibility and understand that some of their decision making needs to improve. But please lets not go overboard. We simply have just not been as consistent as we could have been this year. A little more and we would have been in the play offs, but hope they learn more about the way to get out of the Championship with this experience. Goldenboy1960
  • Score: 5

10:32pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Bush Hornet says...

derbygaz555 wrote:
neil-bs wrote:
oldvic wrote:
Watched the whole match.
We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough.

Was not impressed with Derby County.

Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells)

Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season.

Onward to next season, forever a hornet
A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.
wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.
Haha. I hope you get promoted because someone needs to beat the lowest points tally record in the premiership set by your good selves a few years ago. Was it eleven points you got?
[quote][p][bold]derbygaz555[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldvic[/bold] wrote: Watched the whole match. We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough. Was not impressed with Derby County. Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells) Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season. Onward to next season, forever a hornet[/p][/quote]A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.[/p][/quote]wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.[/p][/quote]Haha. I hope you get promoted because someone needs to beat the lowest points tally record in the premiership set by your good selves a few years ago. Was it eleven points you got? Bush Hornet
  • Score: 4

8:48am Mon 28 Apr 14

Harry's Bar says...

SAHornet wrote:
sueinspain wrote:
green chilli wrote:
Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out
I don't know where you come from green chilli, but your spelling and grammar are awful.
This is a problem caused by "text speke" I believe.
No sue, just thick as sh** ! 99.9% of posters on here do so intelligently, grammatically and legibly and I'm pretty sure that we all text one another.
U lot dont no grama or speling so get of chilis bak, and mcgugan it . went 2 pot wen he go's of,
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sueinspain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]green chilli[/bold] wrote: Mate from bright Get a life and get of mcgugan back he went of injured it went 2 pot againe so if u dont no anything about football u best get u sticker book out[/p][/quote]I don't know where you come from green chilli, but your spelling and grammar are awful. This is a problem caused by "text speke" I believe.[/p][/quote]No sue, just thick as sh** ! 99.9% of posters on here do so intelligently, grammatically and legibly and I'm pretty sure that we all text one another.[/p][/quote]U lot dont no grama or speling so get of chilis bak, and mcgugan it . went 2 pot wen he go's of, Harry's Bar
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10:23am Mon 28 Apr 14

longcliffe says...

SAHornet wrote:
longcliffe wrote: You are destined to be a lower league team. Last season you had a chance but you weren't good enough. Despite being another clubs reserve team you are still second class.
1 year on and I would have thought that you might have gotten over your bitterness by now. Seems not. Sad chap.
How can I be bitter?
Surely with your team blowing their chance and languishing mid-table it's you that will be all teary-eyed. Shame for Udinese 'B', still there is always another season playing Brentford and possibly the mighty Leyton Orient.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]longcliffe[/bold] wrote: You are destined to be a lower league team. Last season you had a chance but you weren't good enough. Despite being another clubs reserve team you are still second class.[/p][/quote]1 year on and I would have thought that you might have gotten over your bitterness by now. Seems not. Sad chap.[/p][/quote]How can I be bitter? Surely with your team blowing their chance and languishing mid-table it's you that will be all teary-eyed. Shame for Udinese 'B', still there is always another season playing Brentford and possibly the mighty Leyton Orient. longcliffe
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11:59am Mon 28 Apr 14

neilhorn says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
derbygaz555 wrote:
neil-bs wrote:
oldvic wrote:
Watched the whole match.
We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough.

Was not impressed with Derby County.

Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells)

Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season.

Onward to next season, forever a hornet
A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.
wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.
Haha. I hope you get promoted because someone needs to beat the lowest points tally record in the premiership set by your good selves a few years ago. Was it eleven points you got?
http://www.sportingl
ife.com/football/pre
mier-league/table/20
07-2008

it was indeed Bush Hornet. They played 38, won 1. After that effort last time, you should be praying you don't win the Play-offs Derbygazz, jeez that is embarrassing.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]derbygaz555[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neil-bs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldvic[/bold] wrote: Watched the whole match. We have endeavour all over the pitch~~~ BUT Its not enough. Was not impressed with Derby County. Our defence is quick but we gave the ball back to Derby so many times we brought the pressure back on our own defence, we were inevitably going to concede goals. (Pressure tells) Pozzo's will sort it all out, look out next season. Onward to next season, forever a hornet[/p][/quote]A THIRD season of sorting it out? Well that really is something to look forward to.[/p][/quote]wasnt impressed by us!!! lol, i wasnt either, we must have missed a dozen easy chances to really stuff your poor team, i think jealousy springs to mind matey, everything you saw today was in a totally different class to anything you have, players, supporters and stadium. Stick where you belong watford, championship/1st division, know your place lol.[/p][/quote]Haha. I hope you get promoted because someone needs to beat the lowest points tally record in the premiership set by your good selves a few years ago. Was it eleven points you got?[/p][/quote]http://www.sportingl ife.com/football/pre mier-league/table/20 07-2008 it was indeed Bush Hornet. They played 38, won 1. After that effort last time, you should be praying you don't win the Play-offs Derbygazz, jeez that is embarrassing. neilhorn
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