Bristol City 0-0 Watford - 12/11/2022

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by BeersThen, Nov 9, 2022.

  1. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    I'll definitely take where we are now considering how we looked and where we likely heading under Edwards. Quite thankful for the break now, the amount of injuries is becoming ridiculous now.

    On the subject of injuries, some are saying Gosling requested to come off/receive treatment, before eventually getting his major injury? If true, another example of our not fit for purpose medical team in action.
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  2. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    All you have to do is fry the chicken, undo the lid and pour the jar into the pan and warm through
  3. Loyalhornet

    Loyalhornet First Year Pro

    That was very very poor. Watford second to everything pretty much the whole match. Lucky that city lacked the quality to open us up and when they did, made a hash of it or we were reduced by Bachman . Pedro and Sarr coming on didn’t really improve things much either.

    One to just write off I think. We’re in a good position going into the break and hopefully we can get the squad in Better shape whilst Bilic can also work more with them.

    there’s been enough in improvement since Bilic came in to feel positive about a promotion push with a healthier squad and a few January additions ,
  4. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Bilic and Edwards have had their fair share of dirge. But at least Bilic has got us to click once or twice, something I can't say for Edwards.

    That was a horror show today though.

    Put it down to squad fatigue.
  5. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Ashton Gate is a good ground . Trying to think of some other positives today, erm, hmmm, the weather in Bristol was quite nice today .
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  6. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    It was. I mowed the lawn. In November.
  7. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Had a lovely walk around Bristol before the match, the match of course was unfortunately completely forgettable, no shot until 85th minute?! We were so poor. Afterwards i heard a Bristol city fan say they really enjoyed it. I felt a bit sorry for them
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  8. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    I was in south Essex today but it was much the same. Amazing weather for mid-November once the sun came out - usually when we get temperatures that high it’s cloudy so it doesn’t feel that warm and on the rare occasions the sun shines it’s chilly or cold.
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  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    One of their best performances apparently..

    Probably just a positive reaction as they expected us to hammer them .
  10. scummybear

    scummybear Reservist

    Fair point, but to me it looked obvious it was serious. I think we do have a bit of a reputation of being prima donnas who like to roll around, so perhaps they thought he was acting.

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  11. Lubaduck

    Lubaduck Academy Graduate

    Got caught in the traffic at Slough . My fault for not checking on traffic beforehand.
    The park and ride from Portway is banging . £3.60 return and drops you right outside
    the ground . The cheese burger wasn't bad. Decent trip home , took the 404 to Wycombe
    to pick up M40 then onto M25 .
    The match itself ? . Meh .
  12. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    What kind of walk did you do round Bristol? Was it by the Severn?

    Great place Bristol, it’s funny to think my last visit was in 2011, because it feels more recent such was the impression it made on me.
  13. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Walked from Temple Meads along the river then to up to the Cabot tower (great views today), then back along the river. Pint of cider at the Nova Scotia.
  14. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Boooo. I dared to dream today. I even told Mrs UEA a mower run was in the offing. But no, when push came to shove I wasn’t man (or sober) enough to see it through in November.

    There’s always tomorrow.
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  15. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Andrew French says not. Looks like people looking at the pictures, putting two and two together and getting five.
  16. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    Nice. I’ve been thinking I should do some pre-match walks, even before home games, as a change from hanging around in/outside the pub or just going straight to the game. Discovered some surprisingly nice walks in Watford (never lived within a dozen miles of it) and the WD area in general, including the Ebury Way which actually runs right past the quiet end of Vicarage Road westwards to Rickmansworth Aquadrome, which looks stunning during this time of year in good weather with all that water and autumn colours. Very nice walk to that path by the River Colne through Watford (on the fringes of Bushey at one point by the railway arches).
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  17. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Words I never thought I’d post…

    Kabasele, Ekong and Bachmann won us a point today. Kabasele and Ekong were time and time again having to move out of position to cover for the painfully slow Gaspar and the utterly useless Kamara but they stuck at it and kept us in the game. By the time Cathcart came on it meant we were on our third right back but still Brizzle City kept coming down Kamaras side as it was the path of least resistance. Not only is he crap, but he’s pretty thick with his decision making as well.

    Hopefully during the world cup break K Davies can put some effort into getting fit. He was incredibly static today and when we all of a sudden broke 4 on 1, the move broke down because he hadn’t managed to waddle back onside yet. If Deeney was still here and put in the same performance as Davies today people would have a meltdown.

    Turgid performance, fun away day with a good Watford turnout.
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  18. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    Maybe the "why" is that it was true what Bilic said about there being a bug going round the squad during the week? Combined with general fatigue it could well explain things.
  19. Where's Wally

    Where's Wally Academy Graduate

    The Millwall fans were hurling abuse at Louza as he went off on a stretcher, with his leg in a sit cast, accompanied by “let him die, let him die”
  20. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    Already is
  21. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    Long day of travelling. Found a great place to park just a 10 minute walk from the ground. Day was lovely. Sun was shining and my car registered 19 degrees.

    The game was a complete non event. Bristol were there for the beating but we couldn’t do it. A glimpse of life without Sarr and Pedro is a very bland prospect.

    We were solid enough but Gaspar, Kabs and Kayembe are just not good enough.

    Bachmann virtually nothing to do but did make one good save. He also caught an awkward looking cross very comfortably. He seems able to catch the ball well, so I don’t get why he is so transfixed to his line.

    Kalu was a big disappointment. He’s a bit like Bayo. Quite effective from the bench but can’t do it from the start. Bayo actually looked bright when he came on.

    Biggest highlight of the day was seeing John Ward come on at half time. He looks like an old man now, but I remember him playing which makes me feel old.

    A point was the best we could have hoped for so at least we got that. Team were booed off at half time, which is unusual for the away crowd. But it was a good turn out from Watford and generally I found Bristol a friendly place to watch football.
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  22. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki Reservist

    The game was awful.
    The weather was very nice and my 10yr old son has yet to experience a Watford loss in the 8 games that we have come over to watch. Even he thought that the only good thing was the weather.

    Bachmann. Made a great save. Watched a ball one yd out from his line in the first half, but still didn't come his line to claim it. He wasn't really troubled .
    Gaspar. A right back or even further back. Offers nothing going forwardhe
    WTE. He actually played well for a change
    Kabasele. Not a bad game, but why the needless pushing their players over. They were going nowhere, but gained a free kick due to his fouling. Looked knackered.
    Kamara. have read that he has been poor lately and make no mistake, he was dreadful. Constantly getting shutdown due delaying his pass and waving his arms around, moaning at other players. At one point WTE gave him a right bollocking. Very poor
    Gosling. Ran around as use to do at Bournemouth. Looked better at right back. At least he tries. Painful injury.
    Choudhury. Does what it says on the tin. He needs a creative player next to him.
    Kayembe. What can l say about our Belgium 2nd Division player?
    He was due to be released from his contract till we stepped in and paid £4m.
    He kills the game going forward for Watford. He is not capable of receiving the ball and looking forward. Sidewards and backwards, slows the play down. No threat to any side.
    Sema. I think Ken has had a good season so far. Look off it today and tired. Overnight the corners too often.
    Kalu. Watford's oldest player. Got his chance today, but looked lost. Give him 10/15mins as a sub. That's about it.
    Davis. Huffed and puffed, no service and isolated upfront.

    Sarr and Pedro.. Both came on and things did change a little. This was only due to Bristol City using two men to mark them when they had the ball.
    Not sure what is up with Sarr, he doesn't appear to have any desire to make an effort. Perhaps the shop window of the World Cup will get him a move or inspire him to return with a fresh outlook.

    Disappointing to see just one player (Kamara) come to the fans after the game. Some players clapped from a distance, some just headed for the tunnel.
    Given the number of away fans attending the game and that we are going into a 4/5 week break it was a poor show.
    Still, a nice day out, on a sunny day
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  23. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    No, but can fill in the hole behind the striker
  24. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    On a positive note, I got my first prediction of the season spot on! :)
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  25. Leetanner

    Leetanner Academy Graduate

    January additions surely in cmidfield now with no louza,clevs or gosling
  26. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Bayat looking at his client list as we speak .
  27. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Only 5 ? That's good for this forum.
  28. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Yep. Given where we were a good base to build from. Odd league though. Burnley and Sheff Utd a fair bit ahead look good but prone to bad results. Feels like WBA, Boro and Coventry might finish like a train post World Cup. Wouldn’t be surprised if someone 50-1 right now wins the division.
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  29. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist

    I have a particular affection for the Still Double Album as it was an Xmas present from my musically astute older brother and sent me in a musical direction I will never return from. The opening track 'Exercise One' still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when I listen to it. How the genius Martin Hannett achieved those opening sounds leaves me with a pure sense of wonder.

  30. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Worrying if true.

    Because as you rightly point out, neither are the substantial step up in quality we'd need at the higher level.
  31. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Wow, and they're usually so sweet.
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  32. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Given our obvious strengths are in attack we don't score a lot of goals, do we?
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  33. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    No guess not and we certainly won’t if we don’t play them .
  34. Hairyfrog

    Hairyfrog Squad Player

    I'd love us to sign Viktor Gyokeres, in January, he was the standout player for Coventry and looked danderous every time he went forward.
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  35. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Like a better version of Davis, only problem is those players cost money!

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