FA Cup Final - Manchester City Vs Watford FC - 18/05/2019 Match Thread

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by domthehornet, May 15, 2019 at 5:47 AM.

  1. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    For only the second time in our history and the first for many fans, we head to Wembley to take on Manchester City in this year's FA Cup final. Christ I never thought I would see the day!

    The Opposition

    It's fair to say that City have had a very good season, again, with them retaining the Premier League title, winning the Charity Shield and Carabao Cup. The only real disappointment they have had is going out to Spurs in the Champions League, a trophy Pep Guardiola and Sheikh Mansour truly desire.

    The City squad, as we know, is chock full of superstars and big names from the likes of Almeric Laporte and John Stones in defence to Raheem Sterling and the lethal Sergio Aguero up top.

    The expensively assembled squad have on the whole swept opposition aside with rapid and incisive attacks and resolute defending but they are beatable. If you can get behind their full backs/second wingers (as they virtually play) you can create chances. That does all depend on being able to defend though.

    A win for City on Saturday will provide the first clean sweep of the modern era domestically, something they will want to achieve.

    More to follow.
     
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  2. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    We’re winning the cup lads, and it’s going to be great
     
  3. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Your name had suggested you were a Watford fan? Tsk.
     
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  4. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    It'll be a fantastic day to remember up until 5:01pm.
     
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  5. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Time to start allowing the slight chance of winning to creep through, enjoy the build up everyone!
     
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  6. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

  7. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney First Year Pro

    We are second favourites to win the cup.
     
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  8. Roger Irrelevant

    Roger Irrelevant Reservist

    Italian power tools v Oil rich torturers
     
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  9. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Come On You Tools!
     
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  10. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    We have a chance. A 0.00000001% chance but its still a chance. We have to go all out attack when we can but its going to be backs to the wall for 90% of it.

    Who would you pick? Gomes for me. Foster needs a break. Cathcart will start as will Kabs and with Holebas out its going to be our stalward Mapps. Capoue, Delafoo, Hughes and Bobby P, Deeney and Gray up top.

    3 / 5 / 2 formation and try to flood midfield. Hitting them on the break is a chance. Everyime we go forward we expose our defence so its a tough one.

    Sterling is going to have Mapps on toast. Give it a go is all we can ask. If we lose then keep it respectable.

    MC 3 WFC 1
     
  11. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    At least Amnesty International will be on our side!
     
  12. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    5% we win, 45% we lose by one or two, 50% we lose by 3 or more. Sounds about right to me. Praying for the the 1 in 20 chance.....
     
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  13. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I liken my emotions to those in the Blackadder III episode with the Scarlett Pimpernel.
    I felt euphoric after the Wolves game and for about the next two weeks.
    Since then a gradual realisation has set in.
    I'm just about to leap into the corner and die!
     
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  14. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Holebas is out? What's happened
     
  15. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I think you missed violence
     
  16. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    The rescission of his suspension has been rescinded.
     
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  17. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Sounds nasty
     
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  18. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    This is my first ever cup final so looking forward to it. Obviously we go into the game as slight favourites but we should take nothing for granted. City have good players who can hurt us if we don't stay switched on. However, I agree with most pundits that we should be too strong for them. I can't see them living with Mariappa if he gets into full flow.

    Prediction

    Watford 4-3 Man City
    Mariappa (7, 23, 69, 90+8), Deeney (sent off 90+7); Aguero (90+1, 90+4), Deeney (og 90+7)

    Drab win that few will remember, but we take home the cup and add it to the trophy pile.
     
  19. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Man at Esso has just confirmed a suspension of the recission of the recission of his suspension. #ITK.
     
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  20. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    This is exactly the same as me. I'm looking forward to the build up and dreading the game.
     
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  21. I am looking forward to the "build up" so much I probably will be "incapable" of seeing the game.

    I feel this is probably for the best in all honesty.
     
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  22. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    We have to be considered in attack when we can, certainly not ‘all out attack’!

    Holebas isn’t suspended. Kabasele is unlikely to start I’d say. And I suspect Gracia will go with his usual formation. Playing a rarely tested 3-5-2 is a risk too far.

    4-1. Mike Sheron hat-trick.
     
  23. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Like an episode of Lost, I feel this game will be difficult to follow and ultimately forgotten in a few days.
     
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  24. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    For fun, how about a combined team from 1984 and 2019?

    Here's my effort:-
    Foster, Bardsley, Terry, Cathcart, Holebas, Doucoure, Capoue, Callaghan, Barnes, Johnston, Deulofeu.
    Subs: Gomes, Jackett, Taylor, Deeney, Reilly, Pereyra, Mariappa
     
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  25. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Sir Graham as manager I presume
    Foster
    Bardsley, Terry, Cathcart, Rostron (not missing out again!)
    Callaghan, Capoue, Taylor, Barnes
    Mighty Mo, Deulofeu
    Deeney, Doucoure, Jackett, Reilly, Kabasele, Gomes, Pereyra
     
  26. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Stand a chance with an 18 man team.
     
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  27. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Great early-90s Man City reference. I wonder the City forum has ever mentioned Jason Solomon?
     
  28. Nah, it'd be like this:
     
  29. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    There is handicapping in horse racing.

    If we're 4 goals worse than Citeh, why shouldn't we have more players?
     
  30. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Not really, half of them are in their sixties.
     
  31. PALACEKEV

    PALACEKEV Academy Graduate

    Just popped on to say all the best in the Final, I know it's going to be tough, but hope you can do a Wigan and cause a suprise, you've got the team to do it!
    Good luck
     
  32. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Ta. All the debate about how much better we are than you before the SF and we end up just a point above you.
     
  33. Lincshornet

    Lincshornet Academy Graduate

    This is my fifth Wembley trip, 1984,1999 and the 2 Palarse games. I'm bringing my lad who's now old enough to have a few pre match beers. We're driving down to Watford and getting the train from the High Street.

    What are the best pubs between the train station and the stadium? I v-cant remember from the games that were in the last century and the last two trips my lad was too young so we went straight to the ground, Any suggestions gratefully received.
     
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  34. Eastcoastorn

    Eastcoastorn First Year Pro

    JJ Moons is the cheap option. Green Man, expensive.
     
  35. Lincs

    Can you pick me up from near the CitC on your way? I cannot be ARSED to get the bus

    Thank you

    Love RTC x
     

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