Watford FC 0-0 Crystal Palace - 21/04/2018

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by Burnsy, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    I have checked out this season in terms of writing any in-depth previews. So just going to list a few things instead.

    • Defence. Oh dear.
    • Gracia's tactics/line-up. Oh dear.
    • Deeney. Oh dear.
    • Zaha's diving and annoying brilliance.
    • Woy.
    • Oliver Grove

    Only thing that will make the week leading up to this game more enjoyable is if Highgrade makes an appearance on the forum.
  2. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Brilliant preview. One of the best of the season.

    Deeney's behind it all!
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  3. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Excuse me, you forgot Egg and chips!
  4. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Cor. I wonder if we can possibly predict what will happen in this game? Such a head scratcher isn't it.

    Palace are our Bogey team.
    Zaha, the talented little **** always scores against us. Brace for him.
    We don't score goals and don't defend well.
    Okaka on at 65 mins
    Forum melts down.

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  5. Jossy

    Jossy Reservist

    Easy to joke about - but Milivojevic has scored 9 penalties this season, missing only 1 (against Man City in injury time). If I were Karnezis or any of the staff on the GK coaching team, I'd be studying each of those spot kicks in order to be as prepared as possible should the inevitable happen.

    Benteke had a very tame effort saved by Gomes in the same fixture last season. What with his excellent record from 12 yards, maybe a good idea to recall Heurelho for this match given the likelihood of Zaha slipping over in the box?

    0-2 Palace:(
  6. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    javi "nice but dim" gracia will stand gurning on the sidelines and forget to zip his tracksuit top up. Again.
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  7. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    In this moment it is normal to learn lessons from this match for the next one
  8. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Deeney shots 1, won headers 0, touches 7, bookings 1
    Gracia "Football is cruel to us in this moment.....Deeney is my leader......disappointed in this moment........will learn from each game....."
  9. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    0-3 to Palace with Zaha having a field day as per.
  10. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Even without Zaha they would beat us. Our players have the balls of a pubescent boy, Deeney’s being the smallest of the lot. No fight, no determination, no spirit, no willingness to grit their teeth and do the hard and dirty work. Our players live in fantasy land with unicorns, rainbows and fluffy clouds. They give up at the slightest push back from another team and crumble like an apple pie does, with whipped cream, ice cream, and cream, while Deeney is eating it.

    It’s all very pathetic, gut wrenching and depressing watching our so called players jog around for 90mins while having their pants pulled down and given a good spanking.

    I expect Palace to do to us what most of the league has already done and that is beat us. They will be right up for it and our players just simply won’t be. Palace will score, heads will drop and I fully expect us to lose at least 4-0.

    The line up is predictable. Gracia is incapable of making any surprise tactical changes so Palace will already know what to expect.

    I went shopping last weekend, goodness knows what I will do this weekend, maybe go in a shark cage. At least when I’m yelling and screaming in terror, it’s for something worthwhile, unlike watching our lot at the moment.
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  11. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    If there was one thing more predictable than that **** Tom Ince coming on to score the winner last weekend, it's that diving **** Zaha destroying whichever one of our terrible-at-defending full backs is marking him. Tough afternoon for Daryl Beermat.
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  12. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

    Come on watford
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  13. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Blimey, I know it’s not been great but we have been mid table all season. Sounds like you support West Brom
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  14. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Going out on the piss and having a laugh with your mates at the football v walking around tk maxx with the missus.

    Tough choice.
  15. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    If Zaha picks up an injury between now and Saturday, we have a good chance of winning this game.

    If Zaha plays, that chance is reduced considerably. They are a one man team, but that guy can destroy us, as he always seems to.

    There's no doubt we can score against them. They are almost as bad as us defensively.

    I'll go for Watford 2 Palace 3. Another late goal as we crumble in the final minutes when they push and get the winner.
  16. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    There is a doubt we can score.
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  17. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Chalobah to make a surprise start.

    Chalobah goes off injured with torn knee ligaments in the first minute. Deulofeu in a surprise return as the substitute.

    Deulofeu down with a broken leg following a collision with Troy Deeney's UberEats driver in the second minute and refuses to be treated with leeches and witchcraft by the medical team.

    Air ambulance arrives and lands on Tom Cleverley, who is making a surprise return. Cleverley ruled out for anywhere between two weeks and a decade.

    Zaha, who is relentlessly booed by thick Watford fans despite it having the complete opposite effect to what they intend, goes on to score eight goals despite being pursued round the pitch by Troy 'Pacman' Deeney mistaking him for lunch.

    Okaka comes on at 70 minutes and is sent off for elbowing himself in the head.

    Despite the result, many Watford fans describe their performance as 'excellent' but sadly 'let down by a bad defence'.

    Gracia says 'lessons will be learnt' and uses the phrase 'in this moment' 76 times in the port match interview. He retains the support of many Arsenal fans who don't want their second team to sack another coach irrespective of his ability or skill.

    Tough afternoon for The Hornets.
  18. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Good analysis but missing information on what posters on this forum will think of our relegation chances after the match. I’d rate them at about 50/50.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
  19. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    We're not that bad at home under Gracia, plus Palace are poor defensively. I'd be surprised if we didn't score at all.
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  20. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Good analysis but don't give up the day job.
  21. Not optimistic about this game, but I really think we need to get something from it. Plllleaaase!!!
  22. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Cheer up everyone.

    The season is nearly over.
    Unemployment is at its lowest level since 1975.
    The weather is set to improve.
    We will be entertained this summer by the 4 yearly comedy farce that is the World Cup England team.

    And this Saturday at the Vic our benevolent football team will graciously help guarantee we can all be entertained by a lovely, leggy, scantily clad troup of pretty cheerleaders at the Crystal Palarse next season.


    (So even more good news, I can feel it in my bones we WILL score a goal - yea).
  23. Egg and chips something something - Watford nil

    Fans discover moss growing on Troy Deeney
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  24. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    I’m going all in, on Palace to win and Zaha to score.
  25. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Hasn't he been playing in more of a central role for Palace?

    God help us if Zaha is against Prodl then!

    Townsend is bound to get one - not very popular here so would love to score.
  26. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Id stick Mariappa up front for this one.

    Karnezis on the wing .

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  27. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    As a student I worked in a hospital and when we had extremely obese people come in , the orderleys had to clean them . Part of the job was scubbing in between the rolls of flab and they would often find mould/bacteria growing in there.

    I think this is something TD9 (tonnes) needs to be aware of.
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  28. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes First Year Pro

    Who knows what will happen

    Heart thinks 0-0 till the 90th min , free kick to palace deep in their own half which they score from
    Head thinks 0-0 till the 90th min , free kick to palace deep in their own half which they score from

    Would like to see 2up front to see if we look good , would also like to see chalobah back - but doubt if either will happen

    Don’t really care what happens now, we will either stay up or go down (and I’ll win 750) - probably not the right attitude
  29. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    There is absolutely no chance we're winning this game.
  30. With A Smile

    With A Smile First Team

    think we should sing "You're just too good for us" as soon as Zaha does something half decent.

    On the bright side its one game nearer the end of the season and only 180 minutes more to boo the lads.
  31. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    The thought of Zaha and Townsend against Janmaat/Holebas/Zeegelaar/Mariappa gives me chills. But if I was a neutral, I’d find it utterly hilarious.
  32. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Would be better if gracia had a tracksuit which actually fitted him!
  33. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Seeing as Zaha will be leaving Palace next season to one of the big boys, we could sing “he’s just too good for you” before they do. Always nice to get the first jab in.
  34. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Lose this and we're in trouble. We're sleepwalking into relegation.
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  35. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Watching Brighton giving spurs a game.

    Why can’t we do that?

    We won’t even score there, we can’t even beat prem minnows or give them a game. We will lose about 4-0
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018

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