The Championship 2020-21

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

  1. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    No, we just don't score that many goals! We have scored 10 goals fewer than Bournemouth, having played one game less, nine fewer than Reading in the same amount of games, and eight fewer than Brentford having played two games more than them. Even Norwich, who have won so many games by a 1-0 margin, have scored five goals more than us.

    (To round out the contenders, to avoid accusations of bias, Swansea have a similar problem, but have scored one more goal than us in the same number of games whilst conceding four fewer - which, when it is taken into consideration that the number they have conceded is an utterly miserly 13, actually represents quite a significant proportion - we can tell which side Swansea's bread is buttered, and more importantly, so can they.)

    The one place that we are clinical in front of goal is from the penalty spot - we have a 100% record. What is notable, however, is that those penalties make up six of the 28 league goals we have scored in total - that means that somewhere between a quarter and a fifth of all our goals have come from penalties. I don't know what the average is, but I'd be surprised if it's that high across the board.
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  2. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Of course! Who needs promotion when there's no income from ticket sales?
  3. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    It's amazing what you can find down the back of a sofa!
  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  5. Dorset-Orn

    Dorset-Orn Academy Graduate

    How things can change in a few weeks eh.?
    Bachmann - looking a very solid keeper.
    Massina - looks like a fairly strong and quick LB at last.
    Sierialta - strong, quick and great in the air.
    Hughes - almost back to normal,
    Zinc - looks potentially very good.
    Pedro - improving all the time,
    Deeney - nearly fit....
    That very long corner might just have been turned..?!!!
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  6. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Bachmann's had two games of being barely challenged and Hughes has started one game, so let's not blow our load too early, eh. I will admit that last night provided something of a blueprint for more optimism, but there are several issues still to overcome, starting with Deeney and Gray upfront in a two being one, and the second Hughes gets injured somehow that midfield is back to square one - it's why we need an incoming, no matter how increasingly unlikely we are of actually getting one regardless of Leventhal's initial reporting.
  7. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I don't think Leventhal would know from Ad....I'll get my coat.
  8. easthertshornet

    easthertshornet Reservist

    Still 0-0 but Norwich all over Bristol City at the moment
  9. easthertshornet

    easthertshornet Reservist

  10. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Yeah... I think only 2nd place is up for grabs.
  11. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I disagree with that. Norwich aren't superstars but they are seeing matches out. However 2nd place will be beyond us if we can't sort out our away form.
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  12. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Muppet. LouOrns, not you!
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  13. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Norwich 2-0 up and Brentford beating the scum
  14. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    At least Bristol City aren't catching up I guess, although with a 7 point gap, I suppose I'm not too worried about them now. Middlesbrough 1-0 at Nottingham Forest now, could do with them dropping points, could also do with the scum doing us another favour but it looks like they've decided they've already helped us out enough...
  15. MIlton Dammers

    MIlton Dammers Academy Graduate

    It's beginning to look like Narch going up as champions, and us, Swansea, Muff, Brentford & Reading to fight it out for second place & the playoff winner's spot. Still a long way to go though.
  16. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    Scum have probably been the better team, could get back into this. Saying that Lutons shooting makes our finishing look good. For all of Brentfords passing and moving I am not convinced by them defensively.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2021
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  17. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    thats useful
  18. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Was it a straight red card or 2 bookings - will only miss the cup game if so.
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  19. MIlton Dammers

    MIlton Dammers Academy Graduate

    Straight red I think. Could be wrong as he already had a yellow.

    EDIT: It was 2 yellows sadly.
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  20. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    No idea what happened something off the ball with Lockyer they both got sent but iFollow didn't see the incident, however, it was a second yellow for Toney and a straight red for Tom Lockyer.
  21. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Things I’m hoping for

    Someone buys Buendia and Cantwell.
    Someone smashes Buendia and Cantwell so they are out for 4 months.
    Someone smashes Toney so he is out for 4 months.

    That is all.
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  22. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    Better than taking short corners all the time. It’s not hockey.
  23. YellowKicks

    YellowKicks Squad Player

    Scum absolutely outplayed that Brentford side - no idea how they didn't get anything.
  24. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    Some of the scums finishing would make Andre look like Ronaldiniho.
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  25. MIlton Dammers

    MIlton Dammers Academy Graduate

    Yep. We're always going on about what a good side we'd be if only he had a decent finisher, but I reckon a lot of fans in this division could justifiably say the same thing about their side. Very few have a clinical striker like Toney or Lucas Joao.
  26. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    Possibly but most of the division has also conceded much more goals goals than us.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2021
  27. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    All the rest of the top 6 have a more clinical striker than us - we're trying to get promoted (supposedly), not emulate Luton.
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  28. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    "It's a funny old game, football".
  29. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Still no idea how we're third.

    Got to see Swansea and Brentford as favourites for promotion alongside Norwich at this stage.

    But plenty of games to go.

    However if we don't sort out our away form pronto we've got very little chance of going up.
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  30. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Makes sense given we're fourth!
  31. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    We are where we are because our defence has been pretty solid. Only Swansea have conceded fewer goals than us, we have conceded 2 goals 4 times and two of those were in 3-2 victories.

    Where we are going will depend on our next two matches both away from home to tricky teams. Stoke drew 3-3 the other day to a poor Rotherham team and Millwall's form is inconsistent. XM's first two away games couldn't have been tougher, although had we not backed off v Swansea we would have drawn that game; and although we didn't expect anything at Man U, we kept them to one goal which was unsavable.
  32. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    It's all going downhill...

    Pesky Brentford.
  33. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Cardiff have sacked Neil Harris
  34. Malteser2

    Malteser2 First Year Pro

    So two of the only three managers to have won at the Vic this season have now been sacked!
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