Is this the worst Watford team of ALL TIME?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by ITK platypus, Aug 12, 2019.


Worst Watford side of ALL TIME?

  1. Yes

    4 vote(s)
  2. Very much so

    12 vote(s)
  3. Possibly not (give detailed reason)

    24 vote(s)
  1. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    I consider myself to be a die hard fan. In fact I've been a fan of the club since it formed in 2015. And all that time I cannot remember a worse Watford side. We've been sleep walking towards oblivion for years and now finally we stare into the abyss.
    • We've signed skill-less mercenaries like Doucoure and Deulofeu while quashing our greatest English talent like Dennon Lewis and Brandon Mason.
    • We play a glorified TV pundit up front who hasn't score a goal in about 3 years.
    • Where is the passion?
    It's time to bring back Marco Silva and go back to basics.
  2. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Unfortunately sounds like you just missed out on the glory days of Lloyd Dyer, Josh McEchran and Lucas Neill. I feel for you.
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  3. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Nowhere near.
    I remember our 4th Division side before GT took over, this current side would wallop them.
    Also the side that played in the second division for the first time in the club's history. 1969/70 if I remember correctly. Well out of their depth.
    Worst side of all time? you're having a laugh. This is one of the best.
    Amazing what a run of defeats does to some people.
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  4. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Tough poll. I was torn between Yes and Very much so for ages (went with Very much so).
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  5. It probably is.
    I'd feel more secure with a back 5 of Rankin, Geidmintis, Garner, Horsfield, & Pritchett.
    Simmos likes this.
  6. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Indeed. With a lionheart like Jamie Moralee upfront.
  7. Disappointed "Indubitably" wasn't an option along with a cheese based alternative.
    RookeryDad likes this.
  8. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I think Watford is the worst thing of all of the things in the world. Worse than cruelty to animals, worse than man buns, worse than liquorice, worse than Christmas markets. Worse than anything I can think of.
  9. Rankin
    Geidmintis - Horsfield - Garner - Pritchett
    Downes - Joslyn - Train - Pollard
    Mercer - Vydra
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  10. Absolutely everything at all, except ******* L*T*N.
  11. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I would rather go to a Christmas market in Luton with Piers Morgan than watch one second of a Watford game.
  12. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    That is just a step to far my friend. Now you apologise right now or I will be forced to take you outside for a damn good thrashing
    Filbert likes this.
  13. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    What about liquorice served by a small captive monkey to a customer with a man bun at a christmas market?
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  14. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    That’s a powerful and haunting scene that you’ve conjured.
  15. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    I think you're confusing that amazing (?) side with the Kirby-led lot in the 1971-2 season....and who can forget the shiver of anticipation when during the 1974-5 (relegation to Div 4) season the ball went towards (sorry...past) Pat Morrisey. Keen as mustard that lot.
  16. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Was a good side that got us promotion 68/69 but Where out of their depth in div. 2.
    I agree with you about George Kirby. Can you imagine the meltdown on this forum if todays spoiled supporters where taken back to those days.
    I am aware by the way that there was no forum in those days, well not online anyway but certainly in the local hostelries.
  17. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    I think it's pretty obvious that this is the worst side we've ever had, and anyone who says otherwise is nothing short of delusional.

    In fact, we probably have the worst team ever in the entire history of football, including all the proto-football teams from before the game was properly codified.

    Now, that was a proper man's game.
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  18. another_mrlizard

    another_mrlizard Squad Player

    Just out of interest, do you often feel like you're about to fall over backwards, but can't quite put your finger on why?

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  19. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    We'd have only been defiantly waving our flags at 2-0 rather than 5-0 with that defence at Wembley.
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well it's the worse team this season. ..

    What is the lowest point people have seen us at ?

    Only been in the bottom 2 divisions twice in 40 years .

    Pretty good for little old Watford .
  21. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

  22. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist


    When we win the next 4 games on the trot we will all agree this is a great team

    I remember the 2006/07 premier league champion with particular dismay
  23. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    I usually am quite aware that it is because I have had one or two too many extra strong ales, but had not done so when I posted.
  24. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The Class of 50 came 23rd in Div 3 South.

    Growing up on Furphy, I thought that team was brilliant. Promotion & a Cup Semi in a couple of years.
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  25. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Fortunately this includes Leicester:

  26. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Yep, I went to White Hart Lane to see us play Chelsea, although we lost 5-1 my lasting memory was seeing Duncan get the better of Chopper Harris. Excellent players from that era. Scullion, Bond, Brian Owen and of course G-G-G Garbet, he's the greatest centre forward in the land.
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  27. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    I’m not having that...we are clearly one step up from man buns, surely.
  28. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

  29. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    I think worst is a tad harsh. Lowest desire and commitment aftet an FA Cup Semi Final win? Yes.

    Its not a bad side. It needs the right formation and a better defensive unit who can track back and put their all into it.

    Both can be acheived in reality. One can be tested and triedat Everton.
  30. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    My first season ticket was Mike Keens last season as Watford manager. I think we finished tenth in the fourth division. Keith Mercer was our leading scorer. I loved that team, and the majority were to romp to promotion under God. In terms of worst ever, it must be the one we survived due to the goals of Scott Fitzgerald. I can't remember if it was 2003 or 2004. I know the following year was worse it was the year Boothroyd rallied a few wins to avoid relegation. But a team where the top scorer was an admin manager with Wickes must be the most dispiriting in living memory. Only the dignity and professionalism of Ray Lewington gave that season any form of redemption.
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  31. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Perhaps the worst Watford supporters of all time?

    (though i do realise the OP was kidding)
  32. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Walker, Welbourne, Williams was my Pugh, Pugh, Barnie McGrew.
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  33. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    SFG went to Brentford where he teamed up with Scott Fitzgerald, the Wimbledon one.

    Odd that neither are who you think of with that name.

    I knew one of their mothers quite well.
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  34. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    I remember that. We had two games away. Rotherham and Stoke was it? Won them both and stayed up.Cant remember who we played final day.

    I do remember tears falling ftom my eyes at Hillsbroigh. A 2-1 loss put us goal difference from the bottom three.
  35. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    What do you mean by “knew”?

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