The Championship 2020-21

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Markoa$, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Swansea have done some good business. Cardiff signing Wilson from Liverpool was good business for them. Bournemouth hopeful they got the paperwork done in time for Carters-Vickers. Forest sign Knockhaert, can we bring Britos back for that game. Blackburn have done some good business also. Norwich retain Cantwell, Aarons and Buendia. Brentford look like they have retained Benrahma, unless that’s changed since me typing this.

    Definitely not going to be a walk in the park for us this season. It’s really all going to be about us not having many injuries in key positions. Our starting 11 is very good for this league. It’s the backs up that concern me. We really have to hope that Sarr doesn’t get injured.
     
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  2. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    **** me, it really does seem like West Ham are being cheap! Apparently they have until 7 to complete a loan, dunno if it'll happen or not (I guess not), but ffs, how much time do you need? You've had MONTHS to do this deal!
     
  3. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Swansea might be about to lose Rodon, but have got in a lad from City as a 'replacement'
     
  4. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Forest actually looking okay now, with a decent attack. Grosicki will do well, I think. Hughton a good manager at this level, too.
     
  5. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Benrahma completed his move to West Ham. £5m loan with £20m obligation to buy and another £5m of potential add ons.
     
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  6. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Think they got the Wolves lad Bennett too
     
  7. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    That is a good signing for them, they are looking strong. This whole 'appoint an England youth manager to get loads of good players in' seems to be working, time to get Boothroyd back? ;)
     
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  8. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    As has been commented upon by many already, the quality of the Championship really does seem poor.

    However, one thing which seems to be contributing to that is the pitches - maybe others observed differently, but it appeared the grass on the Derby pitch was left rather long, which definitely seemed to slow the game down and made passing on the ground more difficult. With the Boro game I think it was also commented on that they'd not been watering the pitch so as to slow things down.

    It seems to be intentional by more clogger teams with less quality, and definitely doesn't help the spectacle.
     
  9. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Think you mean Sheff Weds? I agree about last night anyway. Both sides were struggling with it but we have to assume it was the home team’s deliberate decision.
     
  10. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Yep.
     
  11. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Bristol City and Norwich losing at half time.
     
  12. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    And Wycombe beating Millwall
     
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  13. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC First Year Pro

    The scum are now behind. Lovely stuff.
     
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  14. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Bristol City winning though. Taken them 10 minutes of the second half to turn it around.
     
  15. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Scum two down now.
     
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  16. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Are we worried about Bristol City yet? I'm sure even they weren't expecting this start
     
  17. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Given Ivic has made the defence solid, once Capoue and Hughes are back I don't think I would worry about anyone else.
     
  18. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    They have a very good side that massively underperformed last season. Didn't think Holden was the guy to do it, but what do I know.
     
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  19. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Is that you, GoingDown?
     
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Swansea ,Reading , Bournemouth, Blackburn , Luton and Bristol City fail to win.

    Good weekend.
     
  21. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    A mixed set of results, good to see Bournemouth and Swansea drop points, could have done without Brentford and Norwich winning (especially as Norwich shouldn't have won that), but at least they're already behind us. Of the teams who are up there at the moment, Stoke did the Lord's work by beating the scum (not that I think they'll be anywhere near the top at the end of the season), Bristol City and Reading draw, and our next opponents Blackburn lose 0-1 at home to Chris Hughton's Nottingham Forest for their first win for God knows how long. I'll take all that I suppose
     
  22. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Barnsley equalise with a last kick of the match penalty
     
  23. V Crabro

    V Crabro Reservist

    No 100% records any more - our next two opponents get disappointing results - we are above LTFC and nicley placed in 5th - time to push on - COYH
     
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  24. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I reformed the junior committee at the club and Gary kindly hosted.
    He is a Hammer and so is his son Jon Luca but Jon Luca has uncles on his mother's side who are st holders at The Kennel.
    On leaving Gary said JL was watching Loon and would I like to join him?!
    I declined politely, rather wish I'd accepted now!
    COYH!
     
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  25. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I was speaking to a Derby, Coventry and Blackburn fan today and they all think not only are we the best team in the league this year, but ours is the best squad ever to play in the championship. And it seems to be a common school of thought.

    Crikey!
     
  26. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    Think they’ve had quite a kind fixture list. Stoke are the only team they’ve played who are currently in the top half. Championship is quite a streaky league isn’t it? Teams seem to go on long winning runs.
     
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  27. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    nah week sqaud m8
     
  28. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    If no one else leaves it's sensational. Impossible to score against and two world class players in forward positions. If we can get through the next transfer window unscathed we will effortlessly win the biggest trophy in our history.

    And it's a real beauty of a trophy too, steeped in history.

    Such a shame football is currently completely meaningless.
     
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  29. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    World class? What?
     
  30. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Sarr and Pedro are world class players. Get used to it.
     
  31. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Ah right.

    Thought you meant Gray and Perica.
     
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  32. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Academy Graduate

    Potentially . Agreed . But you cannot compare with CR7 or Messi at the moment .
     
  33. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I'm sat at home on the ale. I can
     
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  34. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Yeah, if Messi and Ronaldo continue to work hard in training they might reach that level
     
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  35. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Academy Graduate

    Touche !!!
     
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