Media taking shots again....

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by luke_golden, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Joke. In a narrative-altering move, more good press for our boys in yellow. Obviously means we’ll get smashed on Wednesday, as is the norm after a good win.

    Not sure the article below is entirely accurate, given that we’ve been attacking like a gaggle of leprosy-riddled homeless people lately (Friday excluded obviously) but it made me smile a couple of times.

    We did score some crackers on Friday.

    https://www.planetfootball.com/in-d...d-but-watford-are-playing-like-barca-its-ace/
     
  2. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    They obviously didn't see the Brighton or Burnley games!
     
  3. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    It starts "Watford are one of those Premier League clubs everyone seems to forget about"

    "And like many clubs in the Premier League today, they are merely supporting cast for the top six," "mainly going unnoticed by anyone outside of Hertfordshire."

    Even in a largely positive piece there is some sort of embarrassed apology for writing it, hence those qualifying quotes.
     
  4. Beekayess

    Beekayess Reservist

    It's a better article than most which are written about us.
     
  5. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Why would anyone outside Hertfordshire give a **** about Watford?

    How many people here give a **** about Burnley?
     
  6. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever First Year Pro

    Good or bad write up, it's just a bloke in his bedroom, writing a hum drum football blog for some drab website that's sole purpose is selling advertising clicks.
     
  7. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Except noticing someone is quite different to giving a **** about someone.

    For example, I have noticed you on this forum.
     
  8. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Watford were referred to as ‘streaky’ last night on Five Live Monday night club, when the question was asked why we are not discussed more in the media.

    Make of that what you will.
     
  9. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    So have 2,179 others according to my likes, at a frankly remarkable 0.37 ratio.

    Judging by your ratio, I suggest a name change to The Invisible Man is in order.
     
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  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Wolves, sat as they are on 40pts after 27 games, are a purring machine of a side. 35 great goals so far and 11 fantastic wins. Smooth, slick, a joy to watch. Hope they stay up for years to come.

    Watford, sat as they are on 40pts after 27 games, are an inconsistent, streaky rabble. Only 39 'goals' so far and a measly 11 wins. Instantly forgettable, set to go down if the gods have their way.
     
  11. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Most of those likes are from me though. Due to our name connection. And love connection.
     
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  12. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I only listened to the beginning, but that was precisely the point of the discussion - why don't Watford get as much credit as Wolves and others. Exactly the question some on this forum have been asking.
     
  13. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    You summarised their discussion in two easily digestible paragraphs.
     
  14. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Because they are a bigger club than us by every single measure you can think of. They have a bigger fan base therefore there is more value in the media reporting on them than us, as they will have more people listening/watching/readings articles about them.

    It's all about money, not conspiracy theories.
     
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  15. brinnyboy1985

    brinnyboy1985 First Year Pro

    It’s strange how Wolves have not once received the tag of a bunch of foreigners / foriegn coach, all that’s wrong with modern football etc.

    In their whole squad I think I’m correct in saying they only have Bennett, Coady and Doherty (Irish). Instead they’re reported to be ‘creative’.
     
  16. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    11 Cardiff City 31,091

    12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30,998

    13 Brighton & Hove Albion 30,410

    (Average home attendance this season)

    Their fan base doesn't appear so huge and is not a direct reflection on how big a club is.
     
  17. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Highly creditable.

    Luther only managed 0.36 for us.
     
  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    This ignores the SE Bucks contingent.

    The forgotten, albeit Jag driving, people.
     
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  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well Martin Samuel's excuse was they were a big club showing ambition whereas we should just be happy with mid table Championship football and bringing through young talent for other clubs to buy !
     
  20. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I've just calculated yours to be a stellar 0.42! Creeping towards the fabled 0.50. Sensational scenes.
     
  21. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    I wouldn't look too much into this. The post count for posts before the switch over to the new forum was doubled, meaning your figures are very misleading. In addition, likes didn't always exist on this forum if I remember correctly. Seeing as PO has been around here two and a half years longer than you, that makes your point pretty redundant. That, and of course the fact that a 'like ratio' is a very primary-school like way of supporting any argument in the first place.
     
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  22. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Spoken like a true 0.04er.
     
  23. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    I would like this comment but I don't want to boost your ratio further.
     
  24. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Molineux's capacity is usually stated as 31/32,000.. so up to 98% full. Nearly all Prem clubs average 90%+ capacity.. all bar Spurs this season.
    Average crowds are no longer a way to measure how big a club is.. only how big a stadium is.
     
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  25. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Spoken like a moderator I would say. I don't know if you are aware but a lot find you pretty obnoxious. We none of us know, nor probably care, why you are so angry, Nobody here has confronted you, neither has anybody from Udinese but still you want to run your mouth off.
    Yes, agreed. He just made the point that Wolves are a much bigger club than us because of their fanbase.
     
  26. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    2.6%:cool:

    Just saying, like.
     
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  27. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Yes indeed, a lot of people seem to be upset about my likes. Envy is a terrible sin, perhaps the worst of the seven.

    Re: Wolves, I made the point that they are a bigger club by every single measure you can think of.

    Average crowd size 30k v 20k
    Major trophies won 4 league titles, 4 FA cups, 2 league cups v ZERO.
    Catchment area 250k v 100k (ish)

    In what universe is watford comparable in size to wolves??
     
  28. nascot

    nascot First Team

    Liked on your behalf.
     
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  29. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I don't like to say it but you a 0.026er.

    Similar to Robinson, the Spurs old keeper.
     
  30. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Just as a public service announcement (hopefully) for anyone wondering why Relegation Certs is so angry: they're not. They're doing a bit. It's just the persona they've adopted. This is not said to diminish their efforts either, it's perfectly legitimate. But this is the internet; intonation and motivation can be ten times harder to discern, and in some ways that makes it even more amusing/effective. Either way, don't get taken in hook, line and sinker treating everything as though it's earnest!
     
  31. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Puts me around the Deeney, King, Chris Wood level.
     
  32. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The absence of intonation is crucial.

    Maybe an actor could read out the posts.
     
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  33. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Relegation Certs is a collective? Like the Borg in Star Trek?
     
  34. Likening us to a rasher of bacon? Whatever next - we're anti-semite and Corbyn is our number one fan?
     
  35. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    I thought I'd be respectfully gender-neutral as I have no idea what pronouns Xhe likes to be addressed by; you never know who's a man, or a woman, or pretending to be a man, or a woman, or 100-duck-sized horses on here from behind our carefully curated username and avatar combinations...
     
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