Abu Dhabi United 3-1 Watford FC - 09/03/2019

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by Burnsy, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    I bow down to anyone who has the time to do these previews with anything more than a few lines of hopes for the game ahead but I’m currently waiting for a colleague in Slug and Lettuce in Canary Wharf and he’s late so I have 5 minutes and it’s past midday on Wednesday so let’s get it started....

    All I ask is that we don’t have anyone getting adventurous as per the pre-Liverpool thread believing we will get anything. And that we don’t get anyone saying that it’s a ‘good result’ if/when we lose but only by a small amount.

    3 or 4 nil. Paul Lake hat-trick, Shaun Goater header and Ben Thatcher sent-off in injury time making Jose Holebas the LB on the pitch with the best temperament.

    Happy for the thread to take on a tangent re. Favourite Nuts, Perfect Savoury Snack etc etc. (Be warned, others may not be so happy for this to happen.)
     
  2. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Will be interesting to see the tactics and line-up.
    Must win game.
    4-0 to MC.
    Have we discussed ice-creams before ? Häagen-Dazs salted caramel is wonderful stuff
     
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  3. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Another game to dampen my forlorn hopes of having a positive goal difference come May.
     
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  4. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    What is to discuss? We will lose by 4+ goals to nil. That's it.
    I have every respect for fans making the journey.
     
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  5. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Hope Man City win.
     
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  6. So long as there are no Liverpool songs or Man U songs. If there are they can ******* stay up there, the ********
     
  7. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Surely you mean Jordan Stewart?!
     
  8. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    I predict us to win this one. 1-2.

    A huge shock. We're 2-0 up at half time, through two counter-attack breakaway goals. They get one back halfway through the second half, but can't find an equaliser despite hammering on the door for the final 20 mins of desperate defence. Foster is a hero.
     
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  9. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    60-65 minutes of that is the cup game a few years ago. Could happen....

    But I’d expect the same collapse and 4 goals conceded mind you.
     
  10. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Haagen Dazs died to me when they stopped making Bailey's flavoured one.
     
  11. Are you Isaac Success?
     
  12. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    8-0 City, and that's being on the generous side to Watford.
     
  13. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    The fixture I find difficult to get excited about. I look forward to every other game but this one I just can't because I don't think we have a chance. I can't imagine many people will go to this to be honest
    I'm very much a Mr Whippy fan, no sauce or extra ingredients except maybe a flake
     
  14. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    At least you can get the lid off unlike Ben & Jerrys which is just a flimsy bit of paper that sticks to the ice cream so that just the rim comes off when you pull !
     
  15. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    Football will be the winner.
     
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  16. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    It’s the taking part that counts. The result is academic
     
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  17. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Hope we get smashed!
     
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  18. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    The only recommended state in which we should watch this game.
     
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  19. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    I'll switch on to watch with that 1% feeling of 'you never know'. Then I'll continue to watch it as goal after goal goes in and I feel more miserable by the second, but still unable to switch it off for some bizarre reason. Even at 5 or 6 nil with minutes remaining and us not even able to touch the ball in their half - or probably anywhere on the pitch - I'll still stare at the screen. I'll not be able to justify to myself why I've done it as the final whistle goes, and then walk around as a grumpy old git until I go to bed. If I've not said it before, I've got one lucky wife.

    Success last minute winner??
     
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  20. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose First Year Pro

    Is it even worth turning up? I've heard a team can forfeit a match by a default score of three nil.

    But, I guess that's the cowards way out. As long as it's a better performance than the horror show
    at Anfield where it looked like we were beaten before kick off, I will be pleased. Keeping the score down
    of course will help. Wet Spam and Muff actually kept that down to just one - so yes it's possible. It's also
    possible for us to get something, if they have an off day.

    Being that we are the late Kick off on Saturday and on the box, it would be even more special to get
    anything from it. We played OK there last season, Gray even got a goal. I have to go with the crowd on this
    one, it's going to be a massive task to stop such talent, but I don't care how much money that team costs
    compared to ours. I know our squad have heart and courage. To even step onto the coach or onto the
    touchline to play them, must take guts. I just hope our GD doesn't take a battering again.

    Good luck boys. and to all fans going along.

    MC 3 Watford 1 (again).
     
  21. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

    We lose. Hopes of a tight, competitive game are bulldozed as City go 3-0 up inside half an hour. Easiest prediction of the season.

    I would love to be proven wrong. I’d actually be more than fine with a repeat of the Vic result not that I want us to lose obviously.

    Get anything out of this and I will really feel 7th is ours.
     
  22. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    To be honest, the only Watford player who will have to have guts to play against them will be whoever has to deal with Aguero and his customary hat-trick. Would play Kabasele on that basis as we know Mariappa flounders against the best the PL has to offer. Understandable really.

    But the other 10 players I’m sure will have the blow of a 6-0 defeat softened by 50 odd grand a week.
     
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  23. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    When we play this type of match we turn into Notts County for some reason. There is one bright spot, at least we have a decent referee for this game.
    https://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/s...inted-referee-for-manchester-city-vs-watford/

    We will get mashed, but in a season where we get torn apart 5-0, 4-0 and whatever happens on Saturday, we can win the FA Cup and finish 7th. You've gotta take the good with the bad.
     
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  24. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose First Year Pro

    That is the cold honest truth of it. It takes more effort on our part of fans to sit through a pasting against top quality
    players than the lads of our beloved team knowing as such they can think of the meme:

    "We go again"
     
  25. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes First Year Pro

    Free hit

    We win , must be odds on favourite to come 7th
    We draw, 1 more point then expected
    We loose , at least City stay above Liverpool

    Only bad result is if we get stuffed

    In terms of how we play, was listening in the radio and they made the interesting point that city are better at playing defence teams as it’s what they have the most practice at, so tentatively suggest **** it we go for it and see what happens

    Either 1–2 to us or 7-0 to them
     
  26. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    To paraphrase Ian Darke. “Watford may be getting beaten, but you aren’t a football fan if you aren’t enjoying this display from City”
     
  27. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes First Year Pro

    I didn’t enjoy the display from Liverpool
     
  28. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Cookie Dough are Man City

    We are Creme Egg ice cream
     
  29. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Back to the Fessi days.
     
  30. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    You put me in mind of this:



    I'm aware of a band called WFC0.
     
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  31. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    If we win this I'll have two flakes in my ice-cream.
    I don't care, me.
     
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  32. Bloke

    Bloke Reservist

    Not a massive ice cream fan, but in Ireland you can't beat an HB choc ice.

    2-2 Cholevas and Delefeleyou
     
  33. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I'll have a sorbet. Will need a palate cleanse after the **** sandwich we're gonna endure.
     
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  34. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    We'll lose by 4 or 5, may aswell rest everyone for the QF and give some backup and youth players a go.

    Delefou to score in both halves 90/1.
     
  35. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    He did vs Cardiff.

    Start of a pattern?
     
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