Watford V Arsenal - Saturday - Ko 16.00

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by EB Hornet, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Hows everyone feeling abut this one?

    It's the FA cup and anything can happen and we are going through a glorious time in our history under the guidance of Graham Taylor. The big teams fear us and no doubt Arsenal will be nervous ahead of what would still be a big scalp for the hornets.

    A Semi-final place is at stake and I'll be tuning into BBC1 at 4.00 tomorrow to watch it excitedly.

    I appreciate there is a general election coming up in June but if we could avoid another thread getting hijacked by political views on Thatcher I'd much appreciate it.

    Come on you orns!
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  2. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    We'll beat them, like we always do.
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  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    3-1 win - we will score a controversial goal when they think there should have been a penalty.
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  4. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Ffs guys. We're in the midst of a global pandemic and all you can do is talk about football.

    If we don't get to grips with HIV soon it's going to overwhelm health systems everywhere.
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  5. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    I've got the HGV virus. Not life threatening, just feels like I've been hit by a truck.
  6. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    I'm looking forward to my first ever Watford game.

    I'm only 3 days old, but that won't stop me waving my flag and wearing my half-half scarf! You 'Ooorns!

    Oops. I mean;

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  7. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Yeah right. Like we'll get a refereeing decision against a big club LOL
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  8. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

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  9. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Martin Tyler is self isolating.
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  10. Can't one of these VAR guys commentate, safe from one of their distant bunkers ?
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  11. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I’ve been to Tenerife for two weeks, and put a notice on my door to say that I’m self isolating, quite handy as the note re the plague was looking a bit tired!
  12. W4BS

    W4BS First Year Pro

    I reckon my dad will go to this game with his mate Chris, and get so pissed that my mum won't let him back into the house. I'm gonna sit on the stairs during the slanging match, and then laugh my ar*e off when she finally lets him in and he falls up the stairs. Cracking childhood memories courtesy of Watford FC.
  13. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Watford Arsenal now at 3 on BBC 1..

    Blimey even back then they changed the kick off times!
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  14. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The whole episode is available on iPlayer, our bit starts on 38mins and includes a montage of GT & SEJ from the 70s-80s.
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  15. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    you were born in 87 ? *******
  16. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    What were you expecting?
  17. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

  18. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Was this when David Bardsley spent the whole afternoon roasting Kenny Sansom. Remember it well
  19. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    Just jealous I’m about to to turn 50
  20. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Yes. This was pretty much the climax of GT’s first spell. He’d got us all the way up to the First Division and established us there to the extent that we could go to places like Arsenal and expect to beat them.
    Then Bassett turned up.
  21. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    We were full of goals with this team!

    Actually our cup record was petty good under GT.

    Could have got to more than one final.
  22. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Back to 4.30.

    Ready Steady Cook on.
  23. fuzzy73

    fuzzy73 Reservist

    and we’re on last......standard
  24. sdc_watford

    sdc_watford First Year Pro

    We were pretty amazing in our day weren't we
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  25. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    I would say that was the best ever Watford side. The team that was initially promoted achieved more, by finishing runners up, but that team benefited from the element of surprise as we had just been promoted. It’s such a shame that Coton was injured for the Semi, because that game was a farce.
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  26. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Really enjoyed that! Controversy that went our way, big of niggle after the game. But mainly seeing some of our greats playing and beating Arsenal away. Wonderful
  27. W4BS

    W4BS First Year Pro

    I spent the whole of the semi final at Villa park balling my eyes out as Tottingham goals rained into the waiters net. Surprised my Dad didn't leave me in Brum and p*ss off back down the M1
  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Then they go and lose to Coventry in the final!

    That was a missed opportunity on our part!

    Nice to see crosses made and people attacking the ball.
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  29. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Good win and will hopefully give us some confidence going into the final part of the season.

    Typically the linesman flagged for nothing, wanting Arsenal to get an equaliser....bloody cheat. Good job it was overruled by VAR.

    Anyone know the semi-final tickets go on sale?
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  30. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Arsenal have always been cockwombles haven't they.
  31. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Haven't they just. I was at that match and it was one of the best ever. What delight!

    Biggest winker to ever set foot on a pitch that Steve Williams. Did you see him in GTs face at the end? But also there was that little gingershit Pewwy Gwoves and the wildly overrated Rocastle. Horrible team that Arsenal side of the late 80s. I've never forgiven them for it to this day.
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  32. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Yup , main thing that reminded me of was that Steve Williams was a grade a ****
  33. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I was amazed at the extra gravity in our penalty area.
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  34. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    I’d not long moved to Northampton, so by the time I got back it was late & I had to go straight to a wedding reception we’d been invited to. The fact I could barely speak after all the chanting did not further recommend me to the missus....let alone her various friends & work colleagues who were meeting me for the first time. Regular rasped renditions of ‘U’Orns’ did not aid my cause.
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