Huddersfield 1-0 Watford FC - 14/04/2018

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by Steve Leo Beleck, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I once met a couple of lasses from Theydon Bois in a pub (in Berko, as it happens).

    I can assure all that T Bois & C Bois are very different places.

    What the late Sir Ian Dury referred to as 'a pair of squeaky chickies'. May well have been called Joyce & Vicky. It was about 1976.
  2. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    My local for my formative years.

    The scene of the odd backrow fumble, occasionally with a second party involved.
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  3. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Mrs Keighley swears that the "Bois" in Theydon Bois should be pronounced a la francaise, but I think it's pronounced "Boys".

    This is one of several conjugal disagreements that keeps our marriage fresh.
  4. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    A long time ago but the whole experience was v Essex.

    Not much a la anything involved.
  5. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Always my favourite hip hop collective
  6. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    That's a bit thick, what!
  7. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    To be fair, Berko has a long history of differing spellings and pronunciation of its name; even the road in Chesham is still spelled 'Berkhampstead Road'. Personally pronounce it with an emphasis on the second syllable, myself.
  8. KelsoOrn

    KelsoOrn Squad Player

    Arseholes, bastards, fu.cking c.nts and pr.cks. Always keen to oblige. Those Plaistow gals eh?
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  9. Sounds like you've got a story or two of some scrapes you got out of, eh KO ? Oh sorry wrong thread.
  10. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    IBB is almost certainly a bloke with a Virginia Wade/PG Wodehouse fixation. Very odd!
  11. Now you sir, are very clearly a tennis coach.
  12. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    We often discuss individuals having multiple personas on the forum.

    But could a single character be the work of a collective?

    For instance, one contributor has an in depth knowledge of tattooing, another is a habitue of the Edinburgh theatrical scene, a third prowls nightly on the shores of the Italian lakes.

    And we should know!

    Arguably the most famous literary collective of recent times is Roberto Bui, Giovanni Cattabriga, Federico Guglielmi and Luca Di Meo, aka The Luther Blissett Project.
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  13. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    There used to be a player named Julie Moys.
    I used to sing that song to her,slightly adjusted obviously!
    I've been called worse!
  14. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    And you will be again if you forget to take your carrots to Harpenden!
  15. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I was thinking of dismissing the carrots due to their object failure last week.
    Are you suggesting that I continue?
    I suppose I could have a carrot with me in its spare time,so to speak and not in an official,lucky charm,capacity?
    Guidance required,be advised I don't much care for parsnips and swedes are very hard to eat or do anything with raw!
  16. Jossy

    Jossy Reservist

    Almost a year ago, we went to Hull for what looked like our easiest remaining fixture of the season. Of course, in true Watford style we stank the place out and were comfortably beaten despite having a man advantage. As the end of this season gradually morphs in to a replica of the previous one, I predict another dull, uninspiring Watford performance as we succumb to another defeat on our travels by probably a goal or two.

    Our away goals record since the halcyon early months of the season reads: December - 1 goal; January - 1 goal; February - 0 goals, March - 0 goals; April...............

    Top marks to all you Hornets making the journey applause-1.gif
  17. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    I'm sure you have, mate
  18. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Your old twig worked well, as did your old fridge/freezer. I wouldn't recommend bringing a lucky banana or grape to the remaining fixtures.

    What lucky charms do you take to tennis? Or do you rely on talent?
  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    They seem even less confident than us - not sure if that is a good thing or not?
  20. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Stephen worked well it's true but since we washed him up or down the Cam I haven't replaced him,twig for twig.
    About a year ago I decided I didn't much care for bananas and one grape seems slightly flimsy in the snack department.
    I don't have any lucky charms,although I always take my 1989 Wimbledon towel ( not trowel ut!).
    I do however use the same ball if I win a point on serve and a different one if I lose. I also and go through phases of walking on the lines or not walking on the lines,depending on my mood.
    I always let the opposition win the spin.
    Tennis is much easier in one aspect: it's all down to you,you can't blame your team mates or the fans!
  21. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    They'll be fighting for their lives. Many of our squad don't seem to believe they are.
  22. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    You don't play doubles, then.
  23. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I do and you're quite correct and I take your point.
    However doubles is much more a relationship I believe than 11 possibly 14 people trying to gel.
    In any case as the most experienced player,in terms of level played,it would be weak of me to say 'it's my partner's fault'.
    Usually the players get on,although Hewitt and Mc Millan never spoke but then Bob Hewitt didn't speak to anyone!
  24. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    It is frustrating that all 3 seasons have gone the same way. Different managers, a lot of personnel changes and yet similar outcomes.

    I wonder if it is that the goal each season is to stay up and so players are "on the beach", whether performance bonuses are not strong enough to carry through til the end of the season.

    Or maybe it's that because of the constant churn of players, there's no real passion and loyalty about playing and performing for the fans when the season is effectively done.

    You don't really get the feeling of passion from many of the players that other teams players seem to show and there are clearly some upset players among the squad that can't be helping morale.

    I like the fact they are trying to build a British core of players as I think this may help to bring passion and a bit of pride back both on the field and off, especially when the season starts to drop off.
  25. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Let's put that to the test on Saturday, when you step onto the court bearing all the hopes and dreams of members of the Forum. We shall need the score and a full match report, plus a mock-humble quote on how pleased you were to win or a rant complaining that you lost because of the state of the court, the low quality of the sandwiches or your opponents being cheating gits.
  26. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's interesting to see the local rag up there puffing this game up to cup final proportions. Everyone on the record saying what a mahusive game it is, how their fans have to put in their best efforts...blah blah. Really hope we burst their balloon.
  27. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Probably their best chance of a win which why there is the hype.

    Got Arsenal/Everton/Man City after this weekend.

    Nothing to do with because its us as such.
  28. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Right now it's easy to beat Watford because the defence is so crap. All teams know it and see us as an easy three points. The sad part is, it's probably correct.
  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Of course another issue on the road is we haven't scored goals albeit hardly had the easiest run of away games.

    I am not sure its "easy to beat us" generally though for a team like Huddersfield - to score yes!
  30. Davidmsawyer

    Davidmsawyer Statto Statto Statto

  31. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I’m of the mind now that we won’t defend any better this season. It’s beyond that capability of the defenders available. The difference between now and the start of the season is we had Doucoure and Richarlison flying with Cleverley buzzing about the pitch. For me it’s for the rest of the team to up their standards and attack teams more convincingly now, and make the issue at the back a side-story rather than the main event. Drop Deeney, put Gray in. Put Richarlison back in, and drop Hughes back into CM in place of Capoue and let him dictate the game.

    Oh and Britos for Mariappa. I’d bring back Gomes too.
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  32. Goat

    Goat First Year Pro

    I'm up there so I hope our midfield score and they don't get any set pieces
  33. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    I wonder if the result of the lunchtime match will impact on their mindset going into the game. A win for Southampton would increase the pressure I'd have thought, while if, as expected, Saints get dicked, their tales might be up. Should be interesting and I'm looking forward to it. 0-2 away win
  34. Bloke

    Bloke Reservist

    I ummed and aaaahed about going to this one, but have decided to stay home and then go out out into Watford early doors instead.

    Haven't seen us win away since Saints way back in Sept., so think I must be a Jonah.

    If we win its down to me.

    Hudds were the best away fans at the Vic all season, and their forum chat has been pretty good for Sats game, although on or two have been bent out of shape about our tongue-in-cheek preview

    2-2 Hogg (2) Cholevas and Cathcart..showing the strikers how it's done (OK, so I've been drinking!)
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  35. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    I see no reason we shouldn’t win this

    2:0 to them
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