Championship - 2023/24

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Steel City Gold, Mar 11, 2023.

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  1. I Blame Pozzo

    I Blame Pozzo First Team

    Hopefully the Millers' luck will have expired by Saturday.

    Two definite penalties from what I have just seen denied to the TBs.
  2. reids

    reids First Team

    I'm on the fence about it. Manning almost took MK up playing some very nice football, but he also got them relegated which makes his time there hard to gauge, but has bounced back by doing well with Oxford. Pearson can probably feel hard by a bit as he definitely hasn't been bad. I would say that now is a great time for Bristol City to try something new though, they're bang mid-table (and probably overachieving slightly) so the mood around the squad is likely good and there's no pressure of a relegation battle (unless things go very wrong!) for Manning to deal with alongside the complete overhaul in terms of playstyle so as a long-term decision it's a good one. As a short term decision - that remains to be seen!
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  3. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Strangely, the sequence of scoring and timings in Rotherham’s game last night was almost exactly the same as those in our last home game v Millwall.
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  4. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    Thank you. I’ve passed this on to her!
  5. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Wagner tends to start well but quickly go downhill. I suzpect he's good at building morale but crap at football.

    Delia and Mr Delia were the poorest owners in the Prem, so they haven't had money to strengthen the squad. The fans want them to spend anyway (see also Watford). An American was supposed to be buying in, but I dunno if it's happened yet.
  6. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    So just another Xisco Munoz then.
  7. watford willy

    watford willy Academy Graduate

    Surely only a matter of time until he ends up managing us then
  8. wfc4ever

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  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    Cannot be much better feeling than a last minute winner at your rivals !?
  10. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Blue Nose Troy must be looking on in horror as his beloved BCFC has plummeted from a heady 6th position play off place to 18th.
    No wins and a disastrous start by Wayne’s World Rooney.
    Big mistake to let John Eustace go.
  11. Lubaduck

    Lubaduck Reservist

    This is the 2cnd time Birminum have done this i.e. sacking the manager when in the play offs
    then plunging into the relegation zone
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  12. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    I like Eustace, seemed absurd to me for them to get rid of them not only for where they were but also what he did with them last season, but looking at them against us, I'm wondering if they were in something of a false position because they were pretty mediocre
  13. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Mitty just made something up about Ipswich wage bill and it’s all blown up on twitter. (International breaks kill me).
  14. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Maybe, but could compare to Sean Dyche getting us to 11th and being pretty mediocre on limited funds when sacked by Pozzo for a new ‘high profile name’ manager.
    Given a chance elsewhere, Dyche has done OK.
    I hope Eustace gets the same opportunity.
  15. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    I see what you mean, but the difference is we completely overhauled our squad and our operational philosophy that summer, even Dyche himself would admit he'd have struggled to work under the Pozzos and probably with that squad too
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  16. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Dyche couldn’t speak foreign back then?,
    but I’m sure he could have done what most Englishmen do with Johnny Foreigners and just shout louder.
  17. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    Leeds might have been looking for a bit of VAR or better luck on that offside as was very tight .
  18. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Maybe Rotherham aren't that bad after all? Or maybe they're simply a much stiffer test at home!
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  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    They also drew with Ipswich at home .

    Very different team to the away one it seems .
  20. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Even with decent performances they dont win enough games to counter their poor away form though.
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  21. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    I think it's more the latter from what results have been like this season. Doesn't undermine what we did well against them a few weeks ago though.
  22. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Will be flipping delighted if we go and win 5-0 up there!
  23. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    So would I, in fact I would be ecstatic!!!
  24. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    6-6-6. Exceedingly mid table but I have the feeling we can poss sneak playoffs this year.
  25. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

  26. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    That's such a fitting stat for Watford 6-6-6.
  27. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Ipswich and Leicester will be PL sides next season. Sheff Wed could get a real hammering tonight.
  28. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Squad Player

    After Wednesday lost at Birmingham (who'd picked up 1 point from their previous 5 games) on Saturday after leading 1-0 going into half time, they equalled their catastrophic start to their last season in the Premier League which contributed heavily to their relegation. What's more, they'd already dropped more points (45) in November than they did the whole of last season (42).

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    They beat Middlesbrough in their next league game in the 1999/00 season. If they don't win tonight (looking likely) then they surely will have had their worst start to a season at any level, converting wins from earlier seasons from 2 to 3 points.
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  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    With Leeds in the play offs and Southampton.

    Blackburn looking strong too .
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  30. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Well, Sheffield Wednesday held Leicester... throws my theory at the window about them getting smashed.
    Swansea are crud so no surprised Leeds won, Ipswich bounced back well from only their second loss against Wazza's brum.
    Huddersfield beating Sunderland away was a bit of a shock scoreline. QPR fans will be fuming since they won last night! :)
  31. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I think Huddersfield should have enough if they believe in the manager, as shown last season. It looks bleak for the two other Yorkshire teams down there, so I think they and QPR will be looking for inspiration from the January transfers to change their fortunes.
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  32. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    Ipswich have stuttered a bit recently. I'm hoping Leeds can pip them for that final automatic spot by the end of the season.
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  33. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    Preston have looked horrific against QPR onight.
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  34. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    Another big win for QPR.

    New manager seems to be building some momentum there .
  35. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    I nearly wrote that I fancied the stranglers tonight. Pne have really lost their way.
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