FA Cup - The Road To Wembley - We Made it to The Final

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by EB Hornet, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Well it is correct that we made 11 changes for both of our FA Cup matches so far, however we all know that in some cases as per Cathcart, Janmat and Gray on Saturday they were coming back from injuries, Success and Britos has been subs in the previous games, and all of the players used in the FA Cup so far with the exception of Gomes, Penaranda and Wilmot have started P.L. games this season!

    When you analyse the team we all know the word " reserves " just goes with ignorance!
     
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  2. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I didn't talk about the make-up of the team, only that it has been completely changed from the Prem team. A feather in our cap if we could win the Cup having made 11 changes each round and not having played a Cup match at the Vic.

    Get onto Man City, Gino, and make it happen!
     
  3. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    There are conspiracy theories that are plausible. Then there's the rest. Why on Earth would anybody feel City need a helping hand? Besides, why would the FA even want them to win everything?
     
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  4. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I really wasn't picking on you!, just pointing out to Mr Sutton that 11 changes doesn't actually mean what it Says!
     
  5. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I’d argue very few conspiracies are feasible, especially in today’s data sharing age.

    However, I’d guess the rationale would be fairly similar as to how Qatar won the World Cup bid.
     
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  6. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Agree City get very easy draws.

    So far they’ve got Oxford United, Fulham, Leicester and Burton to get to the league cup final; Lyon, Hoffenheim, Shakhtar and Shalke to probably get into the Champions League quarters; and Burnley and Boro/ Newport in the FA Cup.
     
  7. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    You’ll be a spent force by May.
     
  8. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Recent winners vs recent finalists?
     
  9. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    For fresh viewpoints, how about a non footballer or someone middle class?
     
  10. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Hoping for Portsmouth, as it's only a 20 minute hop down the A3/on the train from where I live. Also, our resident cabbie is a massive Pompey fan. He is a lovely bloke who always looks after us but, whenever the subject of football comes up (i.e. always), he can never resist making hilarious "jokes" along the lines of "are Watford still in the Premier League/haven't they been relegated yet", etc etc. I don't want to tempt fate by saying this but I will love it if we beat them. Love it.
     
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  11. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Indeed. I’d like to see more genuine journalists as pundits - some of the guests on Sunday supplement for example. But no. It’s an endless production line of Ryan Mason/Robbie Savage types. And I put Alex Scott in that bracket as well.
     
  12. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Could we be the first team to win the competition without playing a home game ?
     
  13. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    I would say that for the first time since being promoted, we don’t really have any ‘reserves’ as such. On their day, Doucoure and Peyrerya are arguably our best players and a cut above the rest, but they also have far too many quite games. Every one of our midfielders has been first choice at some point, and they are all capable of being first choice in the future. Look at Capoue, nobody could have seen his transformation coming. Chalobah was comfortably first choice until his injury, likewise Cleverley. We haven’t bought a centre back in what seems like a decade so they are all pretty much of a muchness. Gray has been first choice and has warmed the bench, as has Deeney. Peneranda and Success are raw, yet both easily have the potential to be a lot better than Deeney and Gray on any given day.

    In short I think almost anyone of our players is capable of putting in a performance equal to or better than one of their counterparts on any given day, and our so called star players are still far too inconsistent.
     
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  14. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    If Chalobah keeps getting picked for these games it's going to cost us the cup.

    Comically bad again on Saturday. Couldn't even complete a simple short pass. Sad!
     
  15. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Nope. As @Otter said above, Man Utd did it in 1990.
     
  16. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    We could be the first team to win it without being mentioned by the BBC
     
  17. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Anyone know if a team has ever won a cup without playing one game at home?
     
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  18. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    When is the draw?
     
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  19. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Or the first team.
     
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  20. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes - seemed to have been asked and resolved a few times so I thought it was my turn to ask the same question.
     
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  21. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Is this the round when our fans start wanting to win the Cup or does it need to be the Quarters?
     
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  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Exactly.

    Close your eyes & she could be Steve Sidwell.
     
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  23. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Moog has got enough to do on here.
     
  24. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    Could we be the first reserve team to play every game away from home and go on to win the Cup?
     
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  25. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    It needs to be in the final in time added on when we are 1 goal up.
     
  26. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Are you trying to upset Clive?
     
  27. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Just wondering of the teams that have won the cup in the past are there any that have played all their games in that competition away from home using a frozen ball and appearing last on match of the day in every round?
     
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  28. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Au contraire.

    It would be excellent to see Clive at work in the studio, manmarking Jamie Redknapp, as it were.

    What these footie shows scream out for is someone with a hinterland.
     
  29. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    No.
     
  30. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Have to be careful what you wish for. BT have tried to mix it up by asking former referee's to join panels and in studios etc and its awful.
     
  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Isn't that just for refereeing decisions ?

    Mark Clattenburg was quite good apprantley but others not so great .
     
  32. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Nope. On Saturday they had Peter Walton doing their equivalent of Soccer Saturday. They regularly have a referee doing that show. And it's like they are told to show no personality whatsoever.
     
  33. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Just noticed it could have been West Ham v Millwall !!

    Met Police were probably glad to avoid that one ..
     
  34. Mollyboo

    Mollyboo First Year Pro

    Pretty poor draw from QPR and Portsmouth's point of view.

    Hardly a glamour tie, definitely going to get knocked out and not even an away day somewhere nice.

    Poor sods...
     
  35. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    I think we may be the first team that could win the cup with 11 loans from Udinese whilst having changed our manager 3 times during the course of the competition.
     

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