Watford Fc 2-0 Huddersfield Town - 16/01/2021

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by Johnny Todd Sings, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. RS2

    RS2 First Year Pro

    A 31 year old who was injured fairly regularly and probably on good wages while the club was facing the prospect of relegation? Even if we stayed up I don't think it was worth keeping Janmaat. Plus we clearly we had our eye on Ngakia then and still had Kiko and Navarro under contract at the club.
     
  2. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Think we "came to an agreement" to terminate his contract which suggests to me we probably paid a fair chunk of it off despite him not playing a single minute after signing the extension. Maybe he was generous and walked away with nothing but I doubt it, especially as he didn't have a club lined up...
     
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  3. Fair points.
     
  4. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    So am I right in thinking that you are expecting us to lose tomorrow based on your pre-match negativity?
     
  5. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    You are right in making two plus two equate to five. Unless those two lumps upfront miraculously find fitness and the ability to control a ball then we will have to rely on everyone else to score. Statistically strikers generally score all the goals. And what is the difference between negativity and objectivity ?

    I hope we win as usual. However with those two playing upfront the chances of it decline substantially. Zinckernagel and Sarr can throw in cross after cross only to find Deeney labouring at the edge of the box or Gray unable to control the ball again. Unless you expect Sarr, Pedro, Zinckernagel, Sema, Hughes, Cleverly, a defender to weigh in with another 45 to 50 goals in the remaining half of the season. Or perhaps the referees will be kind enough to award a penalty in each match so Deeney can keep padding his statistics. They have both been bloody awful for over a year.

    Poor Xisco given the faith Scott Two-Face has in St.Troy and the unceremonious decision to remove Ivic has not choice but to play the loudmouth. A pity his on pitch efforts do not match those off it. If he is not fit as he was not in the PL when most of us were asking for a Welbeck-Pedro-Sarr trident with pace to attack wide and the channels will cost us once more again. His ineffectiveness with injury last season cost us but he did not have the decency to step aside and dragged the team down with him.

    We saw what Welbeck could do. Christ he could run into a channel and take defenders on and pull them out of position. Defenders against Deeney aside from a rare aerial duel have their slippers on. Gray should be ashamed to describe himself as a professional footballer. Ivic's first choice of course. Poor Vladimir probably never has had to work with such a terrible forward in his whole career.
     
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  6. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Haha forgot about that one. Outstanding stuff!
     
  7. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    The extra payoff for terminating his contract early?
     
  8. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    As in refuse to play?

    I don't think people wouldn't have reacted too well at the time.

    He would have got stick for putting himself first and not the club etc.

    Nigel Pearson was the one who choice Deeney over Welbeck when the latter was eventually fit (longest ever hamstring injury in history I think..) - partly because Deeney did very well as did all of the players when "Big Nige" first came in.

    Up till the lockdown I don't think anyone could complain the GD, Sarr, Deeney trio was working very well as Liverpool found out for example.

    I am sure Pearson isn't the type to be pushed around and told what to do - probably cost him a few jobs and friends in football.

    He obviously thought for some reason Deeney was better than Welbeck for his team and Pedro was never going to play despite all the hype.

    But you are right in hindsight a fully fit and firing Welbeck would have been excellent but then most of our players seem to have some sort of knock.
     
  9. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    I agree that they are probably not as good as they were.
     
  10. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn Reservist

    This season Welbeck in 4 goals in 9 with no assists.
     
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  11. Dorset-Orn

    Dorset-Orn Academy Graduate

    I do feel confident that this manager will gradually bring about some improvement to what Ivic brought to the table, and I think the team will improve. Its almost a matter of a) can we get some better service into the box and b) can they start putting them away.?
    A 20pct improvement there and we will start winning, a lift from Sarr and Zinc would be a start.
    I was very impressed with the second half at ManU hence a bit of positivity...
     
  12. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    Good to see another optimistic 'go on the lads!' post. :)
     
  13. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

  14. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK Reservist

    This is going to be our best performance and result of the season, regardless of who is selected we will play with style and score multiple goals.

    How do I know this?

    Because I have paid my hard earned money to sit through every single turgid moment of the season so far. Tomorrow I am unable to watch it, that is how I know.

    Enjoy.
     
  15. Blind Bigot

    Blind Bigot Academy Graduate

    Ha fking Ha! :D
     
  16. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Seriously. You weren't. I would remember. Maybe you're thinking of Rugby League.
     
  17. Presume the pitch will be playable with this rain/sleet/snow? What's it like in Watford ? We had an inch of snow in Tring when I woke up at 7 but only 25% left now.
     
  18. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Gray to find his shooting boots today. 89th minute winner. But unfortunately in the wrong net 0-1.
     
  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Least our new chap will be used to the snow .

    Might make everyone else run a bit faster - forward that is !
     
  20. Xamax

    Xamax Academy Graduate

    Yet another game that isn't available on the international Hive Live subscription, even though it isn't actually being shown anywhere in Europe as far as I can make out. Very annoying.
     
  21. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    I have been told that it's being covered by some other international broadcasters of some kind, so there should be plenty of access out there, if you catch my drift...

    [​IMG]
     
  22. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    If tweedle-dee and tweedle-dumb start up front, what is the point of having the Mad Hatter and the Chessire Cat on the bench if neither can play?
     
  23. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Xisco Ball has officially been revealed:

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  24. Xamax

    Xamax Academy Graduate

    Maybe, but the rules are basically rubbish, aren't they? From a technical perspective, it should be easy enough to allow/restrict access based on countries where the game is actually being shown. Nobody would lose any revenue if today's game was accessible via Hive Live in Germany, Italy or Switzerland, given that there is no other legal way of watching it in these countries. If the EFL hasn't made this possible, it's because they couldn't be bothered to do whatever contract modifications were needed to make it happen.
     
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  25. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Surely these qunts won't do the double over us.

    0-0
     
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  26. If Deeney or Gray start I'm not paying a tenner
     
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  27. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Yes.
     
  28. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Got an unusually optimistic and excited feeling (for this season) about today’s game!

    Long term who knows how the new head coach will do - but for today a team happy and set free from the defensive leash, with Pedro back and Zinc added up top as well as a fit Hughes and Sarr added into the mix is going to be good to watch and too good for Huddersfield.

    I appreciate some are not at all happy right now about the club, but I believe you’ll have a good 90 minutes of entertainment and joy today.

    ps - don’t think I’ve told anyone yet but I got a new job this week! I’m working for the club in the Hive Live marketing department!!
     
  29. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    But you might miss a win and 3 points, and be gutted.
     
  30. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Huddersfield fans seem to think we should win with ease.

    Sure others fans have said this in the past.
     
  31. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Please no Deeney or Gray

    Game is being shown on DAZN
     
  32. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    3-2 Watford.

    If Pedro plays.
     
  33. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  34. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Eurgh, Chalobah and Cleverly in CM & Deeney up front. At least Gray has been dropped, even Xisco knows he's ****

    Won't be spending money on this one.
     
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  35. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

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    No Hughes and no Zinck to start. Hahaha.
     

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