Leicester City 2-0 Watford (25.11.2023)

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by Hornets81, Nov 15, 2023.


Leicester v Watford

Poll closed Nov 26, 2023.
  1. Leicester Battering

    19 vote(s)
  2. Leicester Win

    26 vote(s)
  3. Score Draw

    5 vote(s)
  4. 0-0 Draw

    2 vote(s)
  5. Watford Win

    7 vote(s)
  6. Watford Win 5-0 again

    7 vote(s)
  1. Hornets81

    Hornets81 Academy Graduate

    So it's now a good couple of weeks during which we can bask in the glory of scoring five, and seeing another team sack a manger before we do, before proper football starts again.

    Why do the international breaks feel more frequent than the EFL season?

    The 25th November sees a Watford side unbeaten in 6 take on the table toppers Leiceste at the King Power Stadium

    A brief summary of Leicester:

    The Good

    The Bad

    The Ugly

    Leicester are the form team this season, topping the table with 39 points from a possible 48, picking up 13 wins and 3 defeats along the way, although they've lost both of their last two games 1-0 (to Middlesbrough and Leeds)

    They've changed a bit since their relegation from the Premier League, bringing in 43 year old Italian Enzo Maresca who used to coach Manchester City's U21 side.

    Leicester like to line up in a 4-3-3 formation, doing so in their last game at the Riverside.

    Hermansen (GK)
    McAteer (Issahaku 58')
    Choudhury (Vardy 85')
    Pereira C

    That's a lot of Premier League experience in a squad, and of course Hamza Choudhury has the next best thing in playing for us last year.

    Following on from the Rotherham game I would expect Bachmann to come back in, given his status at the club, although I would like Hamer to get another chance (and maybe an opportunity to have a shot to save).

    Leicester like to dominate the ball and they're a bit better than it at us (@reids you're welcome to try and follow that level of analysis)

    I think we need to try to limit their opportunities to turn us on the counter as pace is something we struggle with at the back, but if we can spring a quick counter we could cause them an issue.

    Leicester 2-1 Watford (Vardy, Choudhury (he has to), Rajovic)

    Apologies if this is too early for a reality check following Rotherham, but I can't get excited for England struggling to beat the finest of Maltese and North Macedonian football.

    And also @Filbert if you're reading this, I hope everything is getting better

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2023
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  2. watford willy

    watford willy Academy Graduate

    Too early to predict and obviously lots can happen over the international break, injuries etc. Feeling good about it. Going for a cheeky 2-1 win, goals from Bayo and Rajovic. Hoping Vardy and Harry can have a bit of a scrap, feels quite overdue.
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  3. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Alright chaps, I've been in a coma since September last year, I see we are playing Leicester in the league and Rob Edwards is a Premier League manager, that's good right?
  4. Hornets81

    Hornets81 Academy Graduate

    Are you sitting down? I think we need a talk...
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  5. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Leicester have battered us in the past three meetings, but both squads have made big changes since we last met at the Vic under Hodgson in a terrible 1-5 surrender in our final home game of the season, Although to be our home form that entire season had been turd. Leicester have a lot of PL quality in their side and if wasn't for one of our ex-players scoring on the final day of the season (Doucs), Everton would of dropped instead of the foxes. A big club with a lot of history and a very big fanbase they have had their troubles on and off the pitch as much as anyone, with the sad passing of their old chairman a few seasons back. RIP x.

    What we cannot do is give them too much respect, like we did at Leeds. Give Leicester time and space on the ball they will hurt us. It might be a bit of backs-to-the-wall for 90mins. We are probably playing them at the worst possible time, fresh from a break and wanting to get back to winning ways, we would usually be the perfect opponents for them to do just that. It's not beyond us to get a point here if we setup right and are focused. Middlesbrough needed a wonder goal to beat them at the weekend so that proves how tough they are to break down at the back. Unless Sema can break a run through their lines and plate one up for Rajovic then scoring more than one here might be a tall order. I think though this could be the end of our little revival, but in no way should we be dis-heartened to losing to what is the best side in this division considering where we are right now as a club. I am confident we will bounce back if we do lose against Norwich/Hull.

    Foxes 2 Hornets 0

    BTW Great write up @Hornets81, although seeing Lineker in his boxers is a bit off putting :p
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  6. 3000

    3000 Reservist

    Hamer to continue in goal please. Bomb scare Bachmann will continue to cost us points.
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  7. watford willy

    watford willy Academy Graduate

    Agreed Hamer Time is far clear.
  8. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Leicester 2 successive defeats ?
    WFC 6 unbeaten ?
    Leicester 5 WFC 0.
  9. BeersThen

    BeersThen Reservist

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  10. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Always the optimist! ;)
  11. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    We're going to get battered.
  12. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    If we "park the bus" this could be how our backline feels at 17:00pm

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  13. hornmeister

    hornmeister Tired

    Getting battered at the King Prawn stadium. A wonton act.
  14. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    When was the last time Bachmann cost us points this season? I can think of maybe one possible occasion.
  15. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    My head says we will get absolutely battered and brought back down to Earth.

    My heart says exactly the same thing.

    Love being a Watford fan me.
  16. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Oh god, I can never unsee that picture of Lineker in his boxer shorts. Thanks very much

    Away win sees the Hornets continue their surge up the league. 0-1 Bayo scuffed mis-kick dribbles in
  17. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Going to this, they've lost two on the bounce and we're unbeaten in six.

    4-0 Leicester.
  18. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    A free hit, getting anything out of the game would be a bonus. 3-0 to the foxes.
  19. I'm still going to predict a Watford win in Teide's score competition.
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  20. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Must win game.
  21. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Agreed. Real 8 pointer.
    Come on Watford.
  22. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    Free hit, if we lose we can blame Parachute Payments.
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  23. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    ...and Edwards pre-season. B*****d !
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  24. Dorset-Orn

    Dorset-Orn First Year Pro

    Not sure about this one.
    Common sense says a Leicester win but we've just started to look like a team that is getting to grips with things and half the team are starting to really believe in themselves.
    If we can stay solid defensively and our attack stays on the upward trend, we've got a chance.... 0-0
  25. Cassetti's Beard.

    Cassetti's Beard. Academy Graduate

    I hope we score some goals and win this game.

    Let's go Hornets!
  26. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Squad Player

    Fresh out Team Evil winning in werewolf. Let's go smash some Foxes!!!!

    2-1 Watford
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  27. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I can see Vardy flinging himself to the ground at the feet of our keeper to ‘win’ a penalty - as he usually does.
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  28. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    "He had a right to go down!"

  29. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Squad Player

    Vardy takes, Hamer saves....
    Vardy follows in, Hamer saves again
    Absolutely astonishing
    Now here come Watford
    Here's Livermore.....
    Over the bar
  30. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Do not scratch your @rse
  31. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Have to say Ive never liked Leicester. Combination fo witnessing a lot of nasty racism when I was there for the opening of the Crisp stadium.
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  32. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Very good. :p

    "You are really seeing one of the worst strikers in Championship History, it almost mirrors Andre' Gray!"
  33. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    I think BRLR may be confusing Gary for his brother...
  34. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Edited it out. :)
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  35. V Crabro

    V Crabro Reservist

    Actually, since it has become clear that he is hated by the Tories he has gone up a little bit in my estimation.......

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