Top 10 Watford Goals Scored During The Pozzo Era

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  1. nisman94

    nisman94 International Man of Mystery

    What would you lot say were the 10 best goals scored by us since the Pozzos came? There doesn't have to be an order, but I did (along with a few friends).


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  2. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Without doing any research, I can't help but agree with the top 3. I think you've got them spot on.
  3. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    The Deeney v Leicester goal should be in there. Even without the context it is an amazing team goal, from the double penalty save to Anya's perfect control, Forestieri's cross and Hogg's head down to enable Deeney's finish.
  4. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    The Bobby Pereya goal v Wolves is one of the most exquisite finishes I’ve ever seen, along with Gerry against them in the cup of course.
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  5. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The team goal at Cardiff last year was very good as well.
  6. I don't remember this one. Was it home or away ?
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  7. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Neutral venue, behind closed doors.
  8. Bubble

    Bubble Wise Oracle

    Pereyra's against Leicester at home would definitely be in my top 10, probably alongside his goal against Chelsea when he volleyed it in first time when the ball came across him from Holebas's corner.
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  9. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    That was a great goal, however Janmaat's a few minutes earlier was very good as he ran through the Chelsea defence like a hot knife through butter.
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  10. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    Vydra racing through the Brighton defence after a Deeney pass was nice, I remember being shocked by the sheer speed of him.
  11. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    All great goals. But most of them have relied on a moment of great skill by an individual - not that that should be discounted. In that respect, Pereyra against Wolves away last season is missing from the list in my opinion...

    But No.1 is Battocchio against Huddersfield. You can get goals that look spectacular every season - but to get a complete team goal like that is very rare.
  12. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    Deeney against West Ham should be there I think.
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  13. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Hughes volley against Fulham should get a mention in the Top 10 maybe....
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  14. And his pile-driver against Burnley.
  15. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    Andre Gray's volley when he did the 1-2 with Troy ought to be there.
  16. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Unpopular opinion, great finish - but I’m still convinced that doesn’t go where he intends it to and it comes off his shin.
  17. Bubble

    Bubble Wise Oracle

    Not that one, i'm thinking of the one last season where we lost 2-1 I think?
  18. Deulofeu 1st goal in FA Semi Final verses Wolves.
  19. NorthHarrowHornet

    NorthHarrowHornet Academy Graduate

    Battocchio against Udders was one of the best team goals I have ever seen, never mind Brazil 70.
    Loved Fessi's movement and dummy runs and Battocchio's placed finish. All started with Eustace! The football we played under Zola was magnificent
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  20. scummybear

    scummybear Reservist

    I'm trying to think outside the box a bit here, but Masina's against Everton this season was a great goal.
    We were kind of penned in our own half, Pereyra (I think) had 3 men around him facing our own goal, he did a little backheel flick to Chalobah, who passed it to Capoue around the halfway line. Capoue then let off a massive diagonal to Deulofeu, who plucked it out of the air with one touch, squared up to his man and laid it off to Masina who was there at exactly the right moment, one touch to control and then smashed it into the far corner.

    Any time Janmaat scores seems to be impressive though. As do Holebas's (except the cross that fluked in the top corner).

    Oh, and Iggy against Everton in our first Premier League match in the Pozzo era.

    And that whole Cardiff game.
  21. I think that was from inside the box ;)
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  22. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Don’t think it would make the top 10, but Saars goal against Liverpool was a thing of beauty. Hughes back heel down the line and the Troy’s perfect pass and then a lovely finish.
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  23. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    I would put the Janmaat goal v Chelsea in the 4-1 win towards the top. Great run and one-two with a decent finish
  24. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Pereyra against Brighton on the opening day of last season?
  25. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Some simply sublime finishes in that list of ten. The sheer power of Chalobah's effort like Mahon against Portsmouth. Vydra's sheer technical perfection to hit the ball at that angle coming over the shoulder past a none too shabby keeper. But like Burnsy whenever a goal of the tournament or season list is presented I prefer the team goal. Several passes to unlock and manoeuvre the opposition defence about before the coup de grace. Hence I go for the Battochio effort against Huddersfield.

    My favourite World Cup goal is Cambiasso against Serbia & Montenegro back in 2006. Simply exquisite the pacing of it and the final touches.

  26. Loyalhornet

    Loyalhornet Academy Graduate

    There are some really incredible goals to choose from Apart from the ones mentioned, I can think of a few others that stand out for me:
    Almen Abdi vs Bolton
    Okaka backheel vs Everton
    Janmaat also scores a brilliant individual goal vs Chelsea at Stamford bridge when we lost ( 2017/18 season I think )
    and Hughes vs West Ham ? ( volley )
  27. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Although we very often moan about many things about the club, being in the prem etc, one thing you can say is amongst the struggles, the frustration, the tedium and mediocrity, being where we are (in the main) means these magical moments of sublime skill happen a lot more often.
  28. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    I remember that Cambiasso one, no doubt a fantastic goal, but from memory wasn’t that game an absolute cricket score? Always takes the shine off ever so slightly for me, compared to say Deeney day or Gerry against Wolves, if you get what I mean.
  29. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Vydra home to Brentford was a beauty as were his goals at Wolves and Millwall - he didn't really get tap-ins did he ? The one at Millwall was particularly good as there was no pace on the ball from Anya (?) and he cut across it on the volley into the far corner - was a lot harder to do than he made it seem
  30. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    As just posted by the clubs official twitter account...

    Guedioura at Cardiff?
  31. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Troy's pass wasn't intended to go there, he was just knocking it forward and it took a massive deflection off someone's heel that caused it to spin in behind their defence perfectly weighted.
  32. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    The top goal for me is Vydra vs Leicester. We moved the ball around from side to side waiting for an opening... then bang! As soon as Cassetti gets it, Vydra's off on a brilliant run across the back four. Cassetti was quite possibly the only defender in the Championship at the time that could've played that pitching wedge pass so perfectly with the outside of his right foot. And the finish, dropping over the shoulder, on his weaker foot from a narrow angle, without breaking stride. He struck it in a Van Basten-esque way.

    Simply perfection and overlooked because of what happened later.
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  33. Ah yes, Vydra. Wonder whatever happened to him ?
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  34. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Chalobah at Leicester from that list. I’ve not seen a ball hit harder than that.
    But Pereyra at Wolves would win it for. The finish is world class
  35. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player


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