Beating Man City - How’s it done?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Moose, May 6, 2019.

  1. hornetto

    hornetto Academy Graduate

    Whatever mental gymnastics I attempt to perform I can't see how we escape with anything other than a 4-6 goal hammering. City will deflate us early with a goal inside 10 minutes, we'll look 'plucky' for pockets of the first half then we'll concede again before half time. The second half will be damage limitation. Sorry Hornets but any semblance of positive thought in respect to this game is delusional at beat and dishonest at worst. Best we can hope for is a credible 3-1 defeat or something.
  2. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    We can't stop Mark Noble and Simple Jack Wilshere running past us.

    David Silva could wear a blindfold and run rings around us.
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  3. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    I never thought I’d say this but I would play Britos in this game.
  4. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    He isn't one of our other forwards?
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  5. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I've only seen the first 3 matches on MOTD, but Liverpool scored a goal which should have been disallowed for offside and Pogba should have been sent off for a hand in an opponent's face. But they're not Watford...
  6. We hate 48

    We hate 48 Reservist

    I am going to enjoy my day out with family and friends . Of course the odds are against us but we travel in hope .

    In the 27 years since the PL started 5 of the "big" 6 have won it 24 times. Spurs have never made it to a final and Citeh won once .

    In the previous 27 years those 6 won it 16 times and of the 11 other seasons there were 10 different winners .

    The odds were always going to be against us even if citeh had not won the PL and their last 15 games and we were in great form- but we are there on merit.

    I bet even Wolfs and L"t"n would swap that chance on Saturday for their European "tour" and promotion respectively but accept neither of them wish us well against the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund team - sorry I mean Man City
  7. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

  8. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Ah, but what about the laughable penalty Cardiff got at Old Trafford.
  9. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I forgot that. Yes, it was extraordinary. Warnock must be every ref's favourite
  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Possibly just glad that he's eventually ****** off.
  11. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    We win, in fact walk all over them, in several areas.

    Stadium announcer: Emma vs some northerner (possibly Little or Large, or the remaining Chuckle Brother)
    Mascot: Harry vs Moonchester (!)


    Owner: Gino (whose only human rights abuses are keeping the halt, the lame & the wizened on 5 year contracts)
    Pop icon: SEJ vs that scruffy yobbo always gurning from the front row of the stand
    Glamorous pop legend: George Michael vs Ian Curtis
    Spice Girl count: 2 (from Herts) vs 0
    Muscle: AJ vs some pasty Irish middleweight (I don't follow boxing these days)
    Players: ours vs theirs.

    7 out of 8 is pretty good.
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Trouble is he'd fall over or pass straight to a MC player !!
  13. Luther Bassett

    Luther Bassett Reservist

    George chuffing Michael? Come on, that’s really bending facts to fit the narrative!
  14. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Bushey Meads School.

    If any of us on here had attended that establishment in the mid 70s, you could have been The Other One in Wham!

    The great & tragic Curtis was born in Stretford & actually grew up in Macclesfield. I am being generous to them.

    I note that Emmeline Pankhurst was born near Maine Rd.


    Similar hair to George (& it looks like she's wearing one of Elton's outfits) but not quite the same pizzazz.
  15. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    A big fire breathing dragon.....
  16. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes First Year Pro

    I have read about 1/2 this thread and not spotted this tactic, but how about equipping all of our fans with laser pens and shining it in the eyes of the goal keeper / defence when we are on the attack.

    Yes it’s dangerous, yes it’s probably illegal but could be our best shot

    Unlike the dragon (as good an idea as that is), this is possible
  17. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    We won't ever be on the attack. Better to have pens stationed behind the goals shining into Aguero's eyes for when he gets his 25 shots away.
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  18. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes First Year Pro

    See it’s a versatile plan , in all honesty surprised it’s not a regular occurrence
  19. Luther Bassett

    Luther Bassett Reservist

    I’m not questioning his provenance, merely his proficiency. Seriously, seriously overrated.
  20. We hate 48

    We hate 48 Reservist

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  21. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The case for the defence rests purely on the mountains of records sold & knickers sent to
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  23. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Could be.

    I’m not aware of any other Chartist link with Watford &, with the Giro, cricket, work & Cup Final Week nerves, am a little short of time to research.
  24. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney First Year Pro

    I want to print this on a t shirt and wear it all week to keep my spirits up!
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  25. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I thought TCT was calling Emmeline Pankhurst a fire breathing dragon!

    Pretty out there & not one for the BBC website but an admirably independent voice.
  26. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Could Gomie/Foster carry a miner’s lamp?
  27. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The gales of pretty laughter which greet you will certainly be uplifting.
  28. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney First Year Pro

    My director is a Wolves fan...
  29. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Poor planning.
  30. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    As an ex Duranie, I would make a case for Simon Le Bon in that slot too. Suspect @Luther Bassett may have words to say about that though.
  31. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    I’ve got got money on a Watford win.

    It’s the hope that kills you.
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  32. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    In the spirit of Diogenes, searching for an honest ref?

    I am pretty sure I heard that Gomes sleeps in a barrel.
  33. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Although a Gooner, Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet lives locally with his wife Pepsi or Shirley from Pepsi and Shirley.
  34. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Maybe more to Luther’s taste, Cleo Laine grew up around Hayes &, I’m pretty sure, lives in S Bucks.

    Could be Horn Curious.
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