Watford FC 2-1 Arsenal - 14/10/2017

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by Clive_ofthe_Kremlin, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Academy Graduate

    High Wycombe is closer to Amersham than Watford. In my day, WW were non league so WFC it was.

    In the back of my mind, I still have WWFC as a back up option if it all goes tits up post Pozzo.
     
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  2. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Reservist

    If there's one thing a dad is allowed to impose on a child it's what team they must support!

    To be perfectly honest without looking at a map I would have thought watford was the closest proper team to aylesbury anyway. Until I looked just now I didnt realise how close it is to oxford and those dastardly ***** up the road! A lucky escape for you indeed.

    Worryingly, my brother is about to move to aylesbury with his 2 year old. I presumed his support of watford was certain. Now I can see several risks to that...
     
  3. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    I said similar.. not the same. Nick Hornby's long lost brother.

    Does 'ive got a lovely bunch of coconuts' mean anything to you?
     
  4. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    I thought Watford was everyone's second team behind Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal etc.
     
  5. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    Parental influence: my dad supported Norwich (where he lived most of his life) and Newport (where he was born). So my yellow genes, which I've passed on to the next generation, run very deep.
     
  6. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    I'm a true patriot, and don't hold with that foreign fruit.
     
  7. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Yes... lucky we found that scarf so a big thank you to whoever left it behind. Dad wasnt really a football fan.. preferred cricket or rugby. He just took us cause he saw we was.
    Watford was always more logical to me anyway because it's connected to Aylesbury by one road.. and one bus.. whereas you had to change buses in Thame to get to Oxford back then or travel across country into darkest Beds and find a dump when you got to the other end!


    PS Your brother should look out for the Dons. They are pretty shrewd when it comes to marketing, giving away cheap or free tickets to youngsters.. guess they have to. They even have an "Aylesbury Day" every season. I have several mates, who support different clubs, that have ended up watching football in MK because their kids forced em to do it.
     
  8. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Academy Graduate

    I have only been to see Norwich play at home once, when they were playing Watford and struggling against relegation. They fought like buggery and won the game (Rose, on loan as not much more than a kid had a mare and was taken off). What impressed me was the crowd: the place was rammed and it was rocking; forget visions of country bumpkins and squires politely clapping. (They still ended up relegated, mind.)
     
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  9. Keighley

    Keighley Reservist

    I always understood it to be a symbol to show that the bathroom had been cleaned.

    Seems pointless though. Pretty easy to tell whether your room has been made up or not.
     
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  10. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Academy Graduate

    Good for you.
    Wrong forum of course, but someone somewhere should run a thread asking who is worse, Bates v Abramovich.
     
  11. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    It's in Fever Pitch.. yes that again!

    They played it at the Abbey when a goal was scored. But then you know this don't you.
     
  12. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Reservist


    Well ****. My brothers isnt so much into football either. Looks like I'll be forking out for a waford kit and other trinkets for his sons birthday for the next 10 years then. MK would be a dreadful team to support.

    I've just been studying google maps deeply and while those ***** up the road are (just) closer to you, as is MK, oxford is further away so can be dismissed. In terms of times though, watford and MK are tied on 37mins away and happily those ***** are a whopping 43 mins away, with oxford further still. The bad news is that high wycombe are closer by distance and time.....but I presume they were non-league when you were in the market for a team so it's all good. Your watford credentials are all in order.
     
  13. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Academy Graduate

    If they put the pointed bit on the lavvy roll, how can it possibly be pointless?
     
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  14. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    I am truly feeling optimistic about this one considering we are playing a top six team. We have a couple of free hits coming up against top six teams and if we don’t get anything that is acceptable and if we pick something up from these games it will be a great achievement. I personally think we should go with Deeney for this one as in the past he has been a handful for their defence and I believe he can bully their defenders a little bit and cause more problems for them than Gray.
     
  15. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    A bit off-topic, I think
     
  16. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Yes they were non league.. plus Aylesbury and Wycombe have always had something of a rivalry.


    Anyway sorry to take things off topic.. but that's message boards for you and i think they are better for it.

    So about the game.. i see it's coming up 30 years (next month) since we have had a positive result at home vs the Gunners. Would be a shame to let it go past that particular landmark.
    PS Ive always wondered what the atmosphere is like down the training ground when games against them are looming. Do they do anything different down there i wonder.
    Spying over the fence? Going round and asking if they can "borrow a cup of sugar"? All meeting up for lunch tomorrow to say 'may the best team win'? or just ignoring each other as they probably always do.
     
  17. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Academy Graduate

    Carrillo facing a fitness test tomorrow.

    If he's out... Pereyra? Femenia? Gray? Or a formation switch?

    Personally fancy trying Femenia there who can definitely get back to help Janmaat. Pereyra in centre, Cleverley in the Chalobah role.

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  18. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Like that idea although I think he ll stick Pereyra in Carillos place, Capoue next to Doucoure and Cleverley in the Cleverley role.
     
  19. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Academy Graduate

    That's my guess too. Then hooking Capoue off at half time for not doing what Silva asked him to do, despite his first half hattrick.

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  20. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    It's a tough call. I have little or no connection with Boreham Wood FC (even though I'm pretty much B'wood born and bed) but should I renounce yellow and turn to black & white? BWFC are on a bit of a roll (well there's a bit of a stumble at the moment) does that make me a glory hunter.

    Just out of interest: any Snorben's 'Orns going to the big match on Saturday?
     
  21. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Academy Graduate

    I think your forgetting about the legion of fans we picked up in the glory days of 83 when we were ridding high in the league

    Strangely the team I hate is Liverpool (all my mates are Liverpool fans and we live in Devon) I support watford cos I lived there as a kid and Luther gave me a signed poster of the whole team. They support Liverpool as they won a lot in the 80s
     
  22. I recall several occasions in the early 80s the club put adverts in local rags across the home counties to expand the fan base
     
  23. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn First Year Pro

    Just seen an instagram photo of Welbeck and one other using a cryo chamber - don't think they have one, do you think we rent ours out? Even if we have a match coming up?
     
  24. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Probably rented it but filled it with rusty water first. Gino's not stupid.
     
  25. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

  26. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    Gomes

    Holebas
    Prodl
    Kabasele
    Kiko

    Doucoure
    Cleverley

    Richarlison
    Pereyra
    Carillo/Gray

    Okaka
     
  27. brinnyboy1985

    brinnyboy1985 First Year Pro

    Okaka could be a good shout for this one. The *ussyholes Holding and Monreal would get battered
     
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  28. Keighley

    Keighley Reservist

    Except that Silva has forgotten he exists/doesn't rate him at all.

    I stand to be corrected...
     
  29. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Holding, Monreal and Mertesacker against 1D would be an interesting, well balanced contest.

    Against Deeney, Okaka and Gray it would be a bloodbath.
     
  30. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK Academy Graduate

    Can only assume from this that your are a folder rather than a scruncher then?

    Might want to re-think that if you go down the moss route. Also need to ensure you live in a suitable wooded area of have a kind of cannabis factory set up to grow moss in your house to ensure a sufficient supply of green loo roll.
     
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  31. Ghost of Barry Endean

    Ghost of Barry Endean Squad Player

    I have it on good authority* that he's been carrying an injury since Liverpool. I cannot back this up, so don't ask, but it's what I've heard.

    * a client who seems to have some inside info
     
  32. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK Academy Graduate

    You need to ensure your brother has sufficient parenting skills. I am Oxford side of Aylesbury (grew up between Wycombe and Amersham) and there is only one team my 8 year old lad supports.

    Kids football training every week is filled with glory shirts, few having any connection with the parent and certainly not being local to them, but my lad still rocks up in his Hornets kit (only one wearing anything outside big 6) and is proud to do so (I hope) because he's been to dozens of games and none of his mates have.

    I encourage my kids to think for themselves in everything they do. Almost, at their age there are some decisions you need to advise them on.
     
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  33. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK Academy Graduate

    Moobs?
     
  34. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Definitely not ITK

    Dad took me and my brother to watch watford. My first game was at four years of age against Gillingham. We won I think. I was also born in Watford general so bound to be a hornets fan. It’s in the blood.
     
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  35. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Academy Graduate

    Is it, though?

    More interestingly, if you take the pointy toilet role as a guarantor of cleanliness, maybe you don’t notice the (inevitable) dirt.
     
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