Big player to miss final?..

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

  1. Harefield Yellow

    Harefield Yellow Academy Graduate

    Absolutely spot on. Antonio's winning of the penalty wasn't much better either. Can only assume he'd been on the 'phone to Bournemouth to order a couple of spare pairs of Dunlop Green Flash.
  2. Malteser

    Malteser Squad Player

    Looks as if Holebas has won his appeal and can play!
  3. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    Hoorah! Now he's free to get sent off at Wembley instead!
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  4. Harefield Yellow

    Harefield Yellow Academy Graduate

    Confirmed on Club website.
  5. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    For kicking the ball away and then gobbing off at the lino.
  6. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Good news. Our chances of winning remain at about 10 percent, but would have been about 2 percent with Masina
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  7. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Common sense prevails.

    I said on the Shouty after seeing the replays that I wasn't convinced it was a foul. It reminded me of Knockaert's penalty.
  8. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    That is good news.
  9. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

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  10. Malteser

    Malteser Squad Player

    Also means he won't be suspended for the start of next season. Which seems a long way off now but I'm sure we'll be glad of this in August.
  11. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    I would suggest that the appeal is rejected 9 times out of 10 if the game he was suspended for wasn't the cup final. Imagine being on that panel and saying "nah, let the c*** miss the final".

    The FA will still screw us with a dodgy VAR or 8 minutes injury time. (In the remote chance they need to).

    Man City will be fuming if he get 3 assists and curls in a last minute free kick winner.
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  12. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

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  13. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Yep, the FA still hold all the cards
  14. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Think youll find the ref holds the cards.
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  15. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Great news for him. Bad news for at least one mascot.
  16. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    And the ref works for the FA man!
  17. Harefield Yellow

    Harefield Yellow Academy Graduate

    Would only have been a one-match ban for that anyway.
  18. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

  19. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Don't be as soft as the referee. They are a team. Dreadful decisions were made throughout that game. Antonio and the rest of the West Ham team cheated throughout the match with diving and other theatrics. They took advantage of a weak referee. Not fit to officiate at Premier League level if they are fooled so repeatedly.
  20. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

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  21. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    So with VAR that decision would have been rescinded during the match I guess?

    Going to bring a lot of change to the game I can see and maybe less cheating/trying to get players sent off.

    Bet we still manage to be on the wrong end though!

    Gray will probably be slightly offside in the 90th minute against Southampton or someone first game next season!
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  22. Harefield Yellow

    Harefield Yellow Academy Graduate

    The last paragraph is a telling one.

    "Kavanagh, who did not even blow for a foul until Cook's intervention, is believed to have reviewed the incident immediately after the game and agreed that Holebas…..did not cause Antonio to fall so readily".

    HOPEFULLY next season a decision like that would be checked by VAR before a sending off is confirmed. Not saying it was the sole reason for the defeat (sh1te defending on the first two goals was the prime reason), but with us just having pulled it back to 1-2 we may have got something out of it with a full team.
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  23. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

    To be fair, if any team deserves a break against us in recent years it’s Southampton.

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  24. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

    Very much so. We were already getting well on top and even though we had a great chance shortly after the red card it clearly knocked us back.

    Plus Holebas is pretty much one of our only attacking threats!

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  25. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

  26. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Momentum starting to build!

    We just need Isaac to realise that he's been putting his boots on the wrong feet all season & we'll be moving through the gears.
  27. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Maybe a mystery parcel containing odd bondage jodhpurs or similar sweetened the deal.

    Got to play to your strengths.
  28. J.B

    J.B First Team

    Poor Masina :(

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  29. Hussar

    Hussar Academy Graduate

    Re Daily Mirror - Mike Walters is a horn, no surprise on the detailed knowledge.
  30. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player


    Doesn’t fit the narrative of blaming a referee that was claimed to be one of the ‘good ones’ just a few weeks before.
  31. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Post of the season stuff.
  32. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I agree with the points. But you do your own argument a disservice at times. Just a few weeks ago you said Kavanaugh was one of the goods ones. Now he’s not fit to referee in the PL and is a cheat?
  33. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

  34. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Exactly. I mentioned this in a previous post. I thought he was decent, but he has proved otherwise.

    You cannot really call someone on points made before an event has occurred.

    I’ve not called him a cheat. Antonio and the other West sham players deliberately cheated. Kavanagh was just weak and easily fooled by their diving.

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