Burnley 1-0 Watford 9/12/17

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by Otter, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider


    The mighty Horns make the trip to Lancashire, a county of poor pickings over the last few years. A win for either side this Saturday will consolidate their current position and go further to confound the pundits* pre-season predictions.

    Both clubs have found it easier to accumulate points on the road, just 1 place and 3 points separate the two clubs. Burnley currently have a +2 goal difference compared to our -1, a 2 goal margin of victory for us will see us leapfrog them in the table.

    On the injury front, Burnley lost Robbie Brady to a severe knee injury last week at Leicester which will see him out for some time. Although there is no further injury news from Watford, long term injured players Chalobah seen hobbling around the Vic last week must be some way away from fitness and Kaboul I can only assume has been abducted by aliens.

    Legends for both clubs:

    Manager Sean Dyche was the first person to see the workings of the Pozzo era at Watford, it took 30 seconds to find out.

    Player Chris Iwelumo was the first person to score in the Pozzo era, his statue is currently being had crafted in Italy. The scultor should have no difficulty as his facial expression has never changed.

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    I expect a low crowd as most locals will be acting as extras in the filming of the new series of League of Gentlemen.

    My prediction 3-1 to Watford.

    * Note a pundit would be confounded by a wet teabag in a teapot.
  2. Meh!

    Meh! Squad Player

    A free hit vs 1 of the top 6.
  3. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    Eurgh, what a horrendous game of hoofball this is going to be between two sides scrapping it out at the bottom. Hopefully they put this last on MOTD so I can avoid watching it.
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  4. cthulhu

    cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    1-1 written all over it in large comic sans letters
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  5. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    We will lose in a turgid game. Watch them Park the bus with us not managing to break it down.
  6. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Reservist

    0-0 bore draw, we all moan that gray is cack afterwards.
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  7. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Academy Graduate

    So that's why we only sold just over 1,000 tickets.
    Well anyway, I'll be there.
  8. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Sean Dyche drinks his own p1ss.
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  9. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Academy Graduate

    It will be a game of football that’s for sure

    Not sure who will win, I will go with us if Lawro predicts a draw or Burnley win. Whatever the score can’t see more than 8 goals

    Expect some dodgy ref decisions , everybody on the pitch to try and fowl Rich (no wonder he looks so knackered) and the forum to slag off Gray or Deeney depending on who starts

    When is challobah back ?
  10. I think I'll go crimbo shopping instead
  11. Ghost of Barry Endean

    Ghost of Barry Endean Squad Player

    Me too. Going with a mate - we hadn't got tickets together, so shouldn't be an issue. (Looking on the bright side)

    First time to Turf Moor. Only PL ground to tick off is Swansea, but looks like I might have missed the boat!
  12. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney First Year Pro

    Gray hat trick.

    4-3 to them.
  13. Warrington Hornet

    Warrington Hornet Reservist

    Reasonably local for me, so I'll be there.

    Remember going there for a Full Members Cup match around 1980. It was December, midweek and freezing stood on the Longside terrace. To cap it off we lost 1-0.
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  14. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    You can drive there instead of taking the ferry
  15. watfordfemale

    watfordfemale Academy Graduate

    Our record here isn’t great and they generally beat us without trying too hard.

    Having said that, this is Silva’s Watford so I expect a better game from us and at least a ground out point. Can we maintain our record of scoring two goals every away game?

    They don’t let in many but don’t rip teams to shreds either, so a draw would probably suit both teams. 2-2
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  16. Keighley

    Keighley Reservist

    Not allowed to play against his parent club.
  17. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Reservist

    Are you dumb?

    His parent club is luton.
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  18. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Academy Graduate

  19. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    So is Dyche out too?
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  20. Roger Irrelevant

    Roger Irrelevant Reservist

    3-3 (Hendrick, Wood 2; Pereyra, Richarlison, Deeney (pen).
  21. Top three finish

    Top three finish Academy Graduate

    1-2 Watford , Burnley score first
  22. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    This game will surprise everyone in its tempo, skill and entertainment value.
    Watford have at least 3, yes 3, shots on target.

    Will they boo or clap Gray?

    2-1 win. Gray to score.
  23. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Burnley are one of the dullest teams in the league. Very few of their games have more than 2 goals. I think this will be 1-1.
  24. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Must win. End of.
  25. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Interesting club badge that predicts our 2-1 win:
    A hand feebly trying to stop 2 hornets, a goose that will be cooked and what looks like the lion on a boiled egg.

    (Sorry, can’t sleep and I’m bored)

    Brady out a blow for Burnley
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  26. 3000

    3000 Reservist

    I considered going to this but then thought did I really want to travel 4 hours each way to watch Burnley grind out a 1-0 win with 47 players, backroom staff and officials behind the ball.

    Saw enough of that for one season against Stoke.

    Looking forward to Palace on Tuesday. Proper awayday.
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  27. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

    You'll be going for us then. I honestly think he'll predict a narrow 1-0 away win when Swansea visit the Vic.
    I suspect under 2.5 goals to be the bet though (now watch a 6 goal thriller).
  28. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Sadly think it will be a bit like the Stoke game.... will concede a set piece and not be able to break them down
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  29. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I somewhat disagree, although their scorelines don't suggest they are gung-ho they are not a park-the-bus type team either from what I've seen. I have liked Tarkowski in their defence and it goes to show that having a good CB is the starting point of success.
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  30. cfdr0ftaW

    cfdr0ftaW Academy Graduate

    Got 4-7 written all over it, font tbc
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  31. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15


    I'd start like this personally. Burnley are very solid at the back and I don't think one striker is enough to worry them. Play Deeney & Gray together but tell Deeney to drop a bit, almost as a #10 like he did in the QSF season. The system shouldn't take much learning either, you're essentially swapping one centre back for a striker.

    If that's too attacking then let Rich rest and put Holebas wide left, he might surprise us if he doesn't have to defend as much.
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  32. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Another team exactly like Stoke. Play for the 1-0 and shut up shop. The only difference is, they are much better than Stoke at doing this. First goal for us is must in this game.

    We all know how they play, long balls, crosses and set pieces. They will look to put it on Wood’s, Vokes’ and Barnes’ head at every opportunity. Not that they will start with all three, but you get my point.

    Brady missing for them is key because he is such a danger with his set piece ability and crossing.

    If we get the first goal I think the minimum we get is a draw. Concede first and it will be a repeat of the Stoke game.

    Going for a 2-1 win if we score first, if we don’t then a 1-0 Burnley win.
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  33. cfdr0ftaW

    cfdr0ftaW Academy Graduate

    I don't think Silva is a 4-4-2 kinda guy. Rich and Pereyra are not touchline-hugging wingers, and I can't see this formation getting the best out of them. Agree that we should play four attackers, maybe Richarlison-Pereyra-Carrillo behind Deeney/Gray in a 4-2-3-1 a lá earlier in the season?
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  34. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Academy Graduate

    I’m not really a tactician , but apart from the two up top that is a class team, if the two up top could click together that would be a really hard team to beat
  35. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Worth noting that Joe Coray is only one yellow away from a one-game suspension, and I'd hate to think what we'd be like without him. If he could save it til the Palace game, he'd be out for Huddersfield, which fills me with less dread than playing the Crystals without him.

    Also, Pereyra will need to be on form this game to try and unpick their massed ranks. He's surely the key, with Hughes out and little room for counter-attacking.

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