The Final Games

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by hornetboy1, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. Norwich aren't going to collapse, or even wobble. They're not one of the great promotion sides, and I don't see them doing any better in the PL than last time around without being gutted and serious cash spent, but they are more than worthy champions.

    Besides they deserve it more than us for the total clusterf*** we were at the start of the season. Half the squad wanting away and training apart, Ivic barely able to name 11 players, being promised a fresh young side then selling 2 of the brightest prospects...
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  2. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Main leg up I think was they came back for Project Restart planning for the Championship. Played 9, Lost 9, Scored 1. They made zero effort to stay up.
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  3. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Two teams with nothing to play for
  4. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I’m counting Luton as having something to play for with it being a derby. I appreciate it’s questionable, but they still have some motivation that a team either side of them in the table wouldn’t have.
  5. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I'm just not sure without fans it being a derby makes a difference. I would imagine for most players from each side it's just another game
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  6. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I do tend to agree, especially without the fans, it’s just you’d assume their manager might make more of an effort to try and get a result against us compared to their other dead rubber games they’ve got left.
  7. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    He actually said after their last game that he'd been trying things out and having a bit of a play to see what his squad could do, but that he would revert to type and field his most functional, long-ball specialist stalwarts for the rest of the season with the aim of 'finishing the season with some points' and seeing which of his players were up for it and wanted to be at Luton next season. So, whether that effort actually amounts to anything or not, he does appear to have literally announced his intention to do exactly what you assume.
  8. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    I doubt they jacked it in completely before then, they picked up a big win against Leicester the same weekend we beat Liverpool, and were only 6 points off safety when the league stopped. I think they did eye up players during that time with half an eye on the Championship, and naturally after a few games of the restart, they could speed up that process though
  9. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    I wonder what the dynamic will be by then, if they have a chance of automatic promotion, would they feel forced to play them despite not being match sharp? If the play-offs are more likely, would they want to wrap them up in cotton wool, or get them some minutes in the hope of getting them firing for those games? It's not impossible I suppose that their play-off spot won't be secure by then, but of course if so, it'd almost certainly be pond time for us
  10. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    You'd imagine it'd be similar at most Championship clubs below the promotion race but above the relegation battle, a lot of players without much time left on their deals with the chance of earning a new one either at their current club or elsewhere
  11. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    If we focus on Norwich and don’t worry about those below us we’re up, if we focus on Norwich we have earlier ko times and can put some sort of mental pressure on them going into these games which would make our game with them very exciting as a potential championship decider.
    I can see this unfolding and only goal difference between us. Then Watford would do what Watford does best and Norwich bettering our results in the final 3 games.

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  12. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    My Run In Predictions (Updated from #165) Edited 10th April 2021

    Boro away 1pt - As Predicted
    Reading home 3pts - As Predicted

    Luton away 1pt
    Norwich away 1pt
    Millwall home 3pts
    Brentford away 1pt
    Swansea home 3pts
    Predicted Total still 13 points

    PNE home 0pts - Edited Had Predicted 3 points
    Millwall away 3pts - Edited Had Predicted 1 point

    Sheff Wed away 3pts
    Wycombe home 3pts
    QPR home 3pts
    Reading away 1pt
    Derby home 3pts
    Watford away 0pts
    Edited Prediction now 16 points

    Huddersfield away 1pt - As Predicted
    Birmingham home 1pt - Edited Had Predicted 3 points
    PNE away 3pts - Edited Had Predicted 1pt

    Millwall home 3pts
    Cardiff home 3pts
    Bournemouth away 1pt
    Rotherham home 3pts
    Watford home 1pt
    Bristol city away 3pts
    Edited Prediction now 19 points

    WATFORD Predicted Total Still 91 points

    SWANSEA Predicted Now 85 points

    BRENTFORD Predicted Now 87 points

    Just as well we won therefore: -

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  13. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Wonder if we will see kick off times moved next week from 3pm as that is when Prince Phillip’s funeral is ?
  14. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    As it is going to be a small affair and not a huge parade maybe not, but it's a definite possibility me thinks.
  15. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Quite amazed our Derby game is still 3pm. Would not surprise me if it was moved to 12.30pm.
  16. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    I honestly thought Millwall would do us a favour today and against Brentford. How wrong am I.
    It's in our hands and that's what matters. We've picked up 7 points in the last three without even playing that well.
    We will have far too much for the Scummers to deal with and then smash the Carrot crunchers midweek.
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  17. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Maybe that was the problem ?!

    They forgot they were playing Swansea.
  18. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Agree apparently when the funeral is on it’s a time for national mourning, I would be very surprised if we still have 3pm kickoffs next Saturday!
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  19. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Time for Watford to extend Luton’s mourning.
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  20. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Well the Royals had a bad day yesterday, maybe we should kick off at 10am score another two quick goals and make sure it is a long mourning for the hatters!
  21. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Hopefully they move them to a later time. We were half asleep at 1230 in Middlesbrough.
  22. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I think if they are played on Saturday they will kick off either at 4pm, a delay and a matter of respect or before but less likely 12am!
  23. Doyleyftw

    Doyleyftw Academy Graduate

    12am KO would be past some of the players' bedtimes!
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  24. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Well spotted!
  25. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Who has a funeral on a Saturday, weddings are bad enough.

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