Big player to miss final?..

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Vicarage Road, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

    it’s nailed on that something controversial or injury related in the next two games will result in one of our key players missing the final. Even with a full strength team, the odds are stacked against to win on the 18th, so imagine losing one of our best players. Since we beat wolves, I’ve had two separate nightmares, involving Capoue missing the final!!!!!!! PLEASE GOD, NO!
    If I think rationally, it’s probably because we missed Wilf in ‘84 because of that Mullet twonk. I’m hoping we’ve used up all our bad luck and mistakes in the last three home games and can go into the final all guns blazing
     
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  2. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    It'll be OK. We have Success as, back up, or Kabasele, or Massina....
     
  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Does a red card in the league count towards the cup?

    Worry with playing Chelsea is they do have players who can get others sent off.

    You can see a Luiz or Pedro making a meal of something.

    I was worried Capoue might get sent off at the end of the game on Saturday.
     
  4. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    No.
     
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  5. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I'd say it's going to be Prodl who will miss out.
     
  6. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Sema is going to get himself injured I just know it!

    Please Javi - wrap him in cotton wool until May 18th!
     
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  7. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer First Year Pro

    I seem to remember Wilf Rostron missed our last cup final after being sent of in a league match at some old tinpot stadium somewhere.
    Have the rules changed then?
     
  8. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    You “seem to remember” one of the key moments in the club’s history?

    For shame, sir!
     
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  9. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Yes.
     
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  10. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    The heat and the FA Cup Final have sent people insane in the membrane.
     
  11. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    There was a run of I think two/three cup finals in a row whereby a player sent off in the league missed the final, Wilf, then possibly a Brighton player (could be wrong here) then a QPR/Spurs player another year, they then changed to rules!
     
  12. Harefield Yellow

    Harefield Yellow Academy Graduate

    Three skippers in successive years.

    Glenn Roeder missed the replay in '82, having played first game, but being sent off in a re-arranged league game a week and a half before the Final, suspension kicked in for the replay. Tony Currie captained QPR in the replay

    It was the other way round for Steve Foster for Brighton in 1983. He missed the first game, Tony Grealish captained Brighton in first game. Chris Ramsay got badly injured in the first match, so Foster came back into central defence for the replay and Gary Stevens (the one who went to Spurs - in fact if you want an iffy quiz question, players named Gary Stevens appeared in five successive F.A. Cup Finals, Everton's one in '84, '85 and '86, while the Brighton/Tottenham one played in '83 and as sub for Spurs in '87) switched to right back in the second game.
     
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  13. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Yes it does unfortunately. Rules changed this year, accumulated yellows only count in the same competition, reds count across all competitions.

    Edit: autocorrect on my phone just corrected "reds count" to "ref c*nt". Very bad omen.

    Further edit: I realise that doesn't reflect very well on me and the things I type on my phone...
     
  14. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Steve Foster then Terry Fenwick wasn’t it? But they both were able to play in the replays.
     
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  15. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    You got it, Steve Foster who I saw put his hands up for a ball boy to throw him the ball so he could take a throw, then when the ball was in the air walked the other way, lovely character, assume they were winning and he was time wasting! But left a lasting impression!
     
  16. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

    So, the bad luck has started, I see Kevin friend has been named the ref for the final. He ******* hates us. Have we ever won a game when he’s been in charge?
     
  17. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Glen Roader missed the final for QPR too but played in the replay.
     
  18. Harefield Yellow

    Harefield Yellow Academy Graduate

    No, other way round.

    1982 - Roeder played in first game, suspended for replay.
    1983 - Foster suspended for first game, played in replay.
     
  19. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Academy Graduate

    Thought for a minute that one of the rags had published an EXCLUSIVE about one of our players failing a drugs test or something lol
     
  20. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Academy Graduate

    There is no rational reason to believe that our comically bad luck of late (and by extension, our comically bad record against the big teams) will just magically reverse come the final, but things have got to change at some stage, right? We were awful for so long under Wally until the Arsenal away game, I'll go with the same to happen again! 5-0 'Orns
     
  21. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    So long as Gomes doesn't get injured we'll be fine. Foster would be a massive weak link.
     
  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Winning on the 18th sounds like golf.
     
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  23. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Excellently minimalist.

    Next stop, emojis.
     
  24. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I sympathise.

    I got stick for mentioning my breast enlargement banner ads.
     
  25. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    The quarter final...
     
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  26. reids

    reids Squad Player

  27. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

  28. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Played: 24
    Won: 16
    Drawn: 6
    Lost: 2

    Although imagine that sort of record is consistent with every ref...
     
  29. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    That’s below City’s average, too.

    Could be -1 playing-2.
     
  30. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    apparently De Bruyne is touch and go for the final, after suffering a hamstring tear earlier this month.
     
  31. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Fernandinho out at the minute too
     
  32. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    How do you return your ticket?
     
  33. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Hope Cathcart is okay, after he seemed to pull a hamstring on Saturday the team seemed to go out of their way to keep passing to him for about 10 minutes before he went off.
     
  34. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

  35. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney First Year Pro

    I think Prodl is probably our biggest player. Is he out?
     
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