First match - West Ham Utd (h) ?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by hornetboy1, Jun 12, 2019 at 11:06 AM.

  1. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    But Brighton were newly promoted last year when we played them in the opening fixture, and won easily!
     
  2. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    August has been kind to us, should have a good start, then fairly even months until January and March which are in our favour!
     
  3. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    New manager bounce with Potter at Brighton ?
    We're as good as down already.
    Where's that "Relegation watch" thread ?
     
  4. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    No they weren't.
     
  5. Yes they were. The promoted teams last year were Cardiff, Fulham and Brighton. And they were all relegated.
    This is a post-fact era.
     
  6. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    No Norwich went down last season
     
  7. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Sorry you are correct that was the start of their second season, they were so poor I was thinking they were newly promoted!
     
  8. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes. It was the result of a late VAR call. Interestingly it also turns out that we went out of the FA cup last season in the 6th round after defeat at QPR.
     
  9. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Note our reunion with the Snake is early this time. I'll take a non-embarrassing defeat now.
     
  10. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    About 20 minutes drive for me!
     
  11. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Academy Graduate

    It's because there are now 7 'northern' PL teams according to PL classification, which means there was always going to be at least one north vs south match. Also, they don't mind the odd match between two distant clubs on boxing day if it allows them to meet other requests, such as not playing at home on a certain weekend because of a certain event.
     
  12. Fairly balanced schedule, no really great or really nasty months
     
  13. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Final two matches unkind though.
     
  14. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Hopefully MC already champions and Arsenal languishing in 8th with nothing to play for.
     
  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Same as last year then with Brighton at home .

    Tough last 2 games .. hopefully don't need the points .

    Away on BD for once and a shame Leicester/Villa away are mid week .

    When will our first TV game be - Arsenal at home ?
     
  16. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I was hoping we would start away so I would miss just one match, with us starting at home I will miss the matches on 10th and 24th August.
     
  17. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    That’s the one that will be on Amazon Prime, for all those of you who subscribe.
     
  18. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    You'll find it battered and wet behind your green bin when you get home.
     
  19. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    are these ***** relegated yet?
     
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  20. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    I have just checked hotels in Sheffield and there is plenty of availability on the night of December 25th before our away game with the Blades
     
  21. Never been to Bramall Lane. Was hoping to tick it off. Boo.
     
  22. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    When's the draw?
     
  23. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Difficult to keep track of teams outside the Top 11.
     
  24. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    A shame to not have a single home midweek game in the list.
     
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  25. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Need another cup run to put that straight!
     
  26. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Are Tottenham playing all their games on sunday like usual?
     
  27. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    September, February and May are tough months. All will change though as we get into the final of the League and FA Cup.
     
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  28. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Home to Brighton then. That’s the last slot on MOTD’s running order sorted.
     
  29. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    We’ve got more chance of winning La Liga than we do of getting past the 3rd round of the League Cup, let alone getting to the final.
     
  30. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    We were bottom of MOTD all season. Been relegated mate.
     
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  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    That will be Man U and Arsenal.

    Winter Break in Feb I think.

    Probably be really mild and sunny then!
     
  32. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    I expect Pereyra to continue excelling in the Capoue role .
     
  33. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    So our first league game of the 2020's is Wolves at home. I'm not expecting much from that game. Only you have to go back to the 1960's to find the last time we won the opening league game of any decade (though we have won in the cup) with a 5-2 home win over Exeter.

    Our record since then reads..
    1970's Lost 1-0 home to Blackpool
    1980's Drew 1-1 at West Ham
    1990's Lost 2-0 home to Swindon
    2000's Lost 2-0 at Derby
    2010's Lost 2-1 at Doncaster
     
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  34. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    September looks like nul points
     
  35. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    I hate to keep bringing up an old quote, but last season the promoted teams were Fulham, Cardiff and Wolves.

    Brighton came up with Huddersfield.

    Quite balanced fixtures. Must be a record to have the exact same opening fixture two seasons in a row. Ecerton away will be a feisty one against the snake.
     

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