FA Cup 3rd Round - Who do we want?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Ghost of Barry Endean, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    Working Men's Clubs? In Woking? Did you mean Woking Men's Clubs? I think they're called Golf Clubs 'around them parts'.
    Sorry Stevo - just seen your post. Great minds, etc.
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  2. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I can make my doughnut comment again if it helps.
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  3. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I saw us play away at Hillingdon Borough in the FA Cup, 1976 2nd round!
  4. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    This game will be won in midfield as I can only imagine the defence’s and frontline’s are of a similar standard.
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  5. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Don't be a doughnut ;)
    I always thought Woking was one of the more affluent towns in the country. Silicon Valley Uk type thing. Maybe it's a bit like Aylesbury though.. surrounded by a lot of wealth but with a pretty large working class population because of London overspill. The Aylesbury doughnut.
  6. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    If we lose do we have to play non-league football?
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  7. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Great draw. Hopefully we will be on telly. This is a proper FA Cup draw.

    I would play all our strikers so they can get their confidence up and find the bleedin net again.

    Go 4-2-4 the front 4 being Penaranda, Deeney, Gray and Success. With Wilmot and Quina in the middle. Don’t really care about the back 4.
  8. We hate 48

    We hate 48 Reservist

    Did you go in the Nags Head before the game

    IIRC quite a few chelsea at the game-unfortunately for them so was a coachload from the Golden Cockrel in Bennetts End
  9. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Cracking draw and easy to get to from Watford by bus.
  10. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    What odds for them winning must be worth a punt
  11. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Have you been to Woking? There are no working men's clubs there.
  12. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Or doughnuts

    My mum is from Horsell
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  13. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Isn’t Paul Weller from Woking?

    He pretended to be working class, but is now a bit of a doughnut.
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  14. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    A work colleague who grew up in the town said it was the kind of place you wanted to get out of.

    The surrounding villages, of course, make Gerrards Cross look like a favela.
  15. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    They all were.

    I’ve never warmed to Weller. He started wearing pro cycling kits as a look in the 80s.
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  16. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Neither does Gracia.
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  17. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Well I never thought of that one.
    Help required, if any of you work on the railway and know the answer.
    I have booked a return ticket to Bournemouth. Have booked Travelodge for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Jan, so returning on the Friday.
    The train stops at Woking on the way into Waterloo.
    This is the big question, would I be allowed to break my journey and stop off at Woking?
    My ticket is a return within one month.
  18. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    The reaction when you find out you've drawn Watford in the cup (from Woking's website):



    Or maybe it was this one?

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  19. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I think the last photo was after watching a re-run of the Gray header from saturday.
  20. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    Very tough draw. Woking are in great form and have already taken the SW Herts scalps of St Albans and Hemel this season. They will be looking for the clean sweep.

    Interestingly, they were due to be at home to Hemel on the weekend of round 3. Slight upgrade of opponent for them.
  21. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Is it?
  22. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    We’ve been playing it for the last 4 or 5 games.
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  23. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Ok folks, I got my answer from Trainline, and I can break the journey, so no need to reply.
    Just hoping I can get a ticket for this one, depends how many of us the club puts into group A+.
    Recon since 2014 I have been to just over 50 away games, so might have a fair chance.
  24. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    More than Kaboul.
  25. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    We're installed as 11th favourites, around 40-1.

    I would need to consult the actuarial tables but I have the sense that it is now or never for many on the forum.
  26. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I'm not sure we'll be able to cobble the quid together to be honest.
  27. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Least they might see more of our 1st team..
  28. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    The second photo was when they were drawn at home and the last photo was when they Watford out of the hat.
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  29. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    No I would have been intoxicated watching the likes of John Farley and Pat Morrisey to need alcohol
  30. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Had a quick pop onto their forum. Nearly all comments have 'winnable' or 'one we can win' or 'good chance to win this' etc.

    Obviously a confident side at the moment!
  31. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Well, they did win at Swindon, and will probably be expecting us to field a 2nd. 11, so perhaps their optimism is not that preposterous.
  32. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Let’s just admit it. We are a sh*t draw every year for any club. Even non league part timers. This will never ever change.

    I do enjoy them having their heads in their hands when we come out of the hat though. It is quite amusing.
  33. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    I have followed Woking closely this season as firstly they are only 15 minutes from my house and secondly they're in Slough's league (who I watch more than Watford...). They are a very very useful team for National League South level, on setup, stadium and quality of players they should really be in the National League and I fully expect them to be promoted this season.

    This will be a tough game (good old banana skin territory!), I do not expect a walkover, and wouldn't be surprised if it went to a replay. On paper we of course should be winning this, but it's the FA Cup and Woking have form in the past for upsets. I would say our best bet is to play a team with a spine of Foster, Cathcart, Hughes/Cleverley and Deeney for this one. There is no way the likes of Deulofeu, Pereyra etc.. will fancy this or even be up for it. It would be very interesting to see the Woking defence cope with Deeney and Success though. Who knows, this may even be the game for Gray to 'find his level'.
  34. vic-rijrode

    vic-rijrode First Year Pro

    I was at that game as well - followed by the never-to-be-forgotten (at least by me) 3rd round at Northwich Victoria.......
  35. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Everything that's wrong with modern football. Everything.

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