Play Off Final On Saturday

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by John Jonny Johnson, May 24, 2023.

  1. BeersThen

    BeersThen Reservist

    Wonder what Elton thinks.
  2. easthertshornet

    easthertshornet Reservist

    Can't help thinking of this Harry Enfield sketch now that Luton are in the Premiership. They are now considerably richer than us!
  3. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Still can’t look. Who won? Please say it was coventry
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  4. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

  5. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    They will find plenty of mercenaries who will sign just for the money and Premier League football. Whether they get quality who will fit into their ethos of playing high tempo in a tight knit team is very unlikely.

    They will have to rely on pretty much who they have currently, with a few additions. If you break up that team spirit Luton will be cannon fodder in the Prem. They have to be together and their ground is going to be a huge advantage. Minimal spend to make it EPL regulation, I’d do no more than that. Prem teams will hate going there, even Bournemouth would look down their noses at KWR.
  6. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  7. reg_varney

    reg_varney Squad Player

    They always have been this right from the days of being Radio Beds. A local Radio station that you can't pick up on FM unless the planets align, the weather is good and you happen to be standing next to the transmitter.
  8. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    I would love to know why Kayambe "liked" this tweet. Was it praise for Edwards?

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  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member


    Forde did too apparently - no ideal why he would ?
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  10. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

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  11. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Squad Player

    What did Herts get back then?
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  12. Stuey

    Stuey Reservist

    My prediction was Coventry to go up at pre-playoffs. They let me down somewhat.

    I'm kind of mixed about L***ns promotion because I'm actually pleased for Edwards and his coaching team, seems a thoroughly likeable, personable guy. That was evident when we appointed him, shame we didn't stick with him.
  13. reg_varney

    reg_varney Squad Player

    BBC Radio Bedfordshire (1985–1993)
    The station launched as "Radio Bedfordshire" on 24 June 1985, serving the whole of Bedfordshire plus (despite the name) North Buckinghamshire and the northern parts of Hertfordshire. Therefore, as well as Bedford, Luton, Dunstable, Milton Keynes, Knebworth, Berkhamsted, Tring, Harpenden, Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Letchworth Garden City, Stevenage and Hitchin were served by the new station. In 1992 the station became known as "BBC Radio Bedfordshire with Herts and Bucks".

    Barnet were also one of teams covered but I think they became part of BBC London's catchment area despite being in Herts. There was also Chiltern Radio with Mike Barrage Balloon Vince along with Ollie Phillips phoning in match updates.

    Trying to think who covered Watford for Radio L*t*n over the years. Off the top of my head: Nick London, John Watkins, David Croft, Simon Oxfley, John Marks. Regular/semi-regular side-kicks: Neil Price, Martin Patching, Rene Gilmartin, Craig Ramage and our Del when they weren't working for the Press Association or such-like.

    Can anyone else fill in the gaps?
  14. reg_varney

    reg_varney Squad Player

    The turning point was that first international break, when Pozzo returned to base and reversed his original decision to back Edwards and move Giaretta on, or was told to by Daddy:

    "Watford have sacked head coach Rob Edwards and his assistant Richie Kyle, and sporting director Cristiano Giaretta has stayed in his post.

    In a staggering move that totally contradicts statements in the summer suggesting the club was looking to reset its culture and operate in a different way, owner Gino Pozzo has swung the axe after just 10 games of the new Championship season and dispensed with the services of the young English coach only appointed in May.

    He has also reversed a board decision to remove Giaretta. Club staff were informed of the change at the end of the week before last, Edwards met with the players and football staff to explain the new structure and his enhanced role within it, and Giaretta was not at Vicarage Road for the game with Sunderland on September 17.

    However, as has often been the case in the decade that Pozzo has been at the helm, the owner has taken time during the international break to assess things as he sees them, and this morning informed Edwards and Kyle that their services would no longer be required.

    Furthermore, Giaretta has returned to work after a ‘holiday’ and has been at the training ground today."
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  15. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

  16. reg_varney

    reg_varney Squad Player

    This is Gino's song.

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  17. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Thoroughly depressing change of heart
  18. reg_varney

    reg_varney Squad Player

    If anyone wants to know what goes on in Gino's mind then this comes pretty close to emulating it.

  19. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I hope they sign Sarr for 5m, and see him burst into life as a swashbuckling winger, scoring and creating goals for fun, until they sell on to City for 80m
  20. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Well, I didn't watch it, have avoided the news and was having a nice day in the sunshine until I went to the pub in St Albans for some food and two sozzled and ecstatic orange clad numpties came in fresh from the victory parade. They sat down and it turned out the two tables either side of me were also scummers so there was backslapping and drinks buying galore all around me. Great stuff.
  21. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    And that’s the story of how you came to be a Luton fan?
  22. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Nice to finally meet Jumbo and a19 in the flesh, at least?
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  23. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Squad Player

    Does St Albans have a sizable contingent of Luton fans then? I was wondering if there any towns that have more or less equal proportions of Watford and Luton fans. St Albans along with Hemel Hempstead are roughly equidistant from Watford and Luton. That could fuel the rivalry quite a bit if schools and workplaces are half Watford and half Luton.
  24. I think Berko has its fair share of scummers.
  25. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Squad Player

    Leighton Buzzard is pretty evenly split between Watford and Luton.
  26. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Harpenden is mostly rugger. :rolleyes:
  27. hemelhorn88

    hemelhorn88 Academy Graduate

    I have been with my boyfriend since September they live in Dunstable i have seen more Watford fans there which has surprised me. His mates family support Watford originally from Garston now in Dunstable.
  28. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Lived there for 20 years until very recently, and I can't remember ever knowingly seeing one...
  29. hemelhorn88

    hemelhorn88 Academy Graduate

    I follow Berko FC when watching non League football, loads of them seemed to end up there last year players, coaches and club staff.
  30. I Blame Pozzo

    I Blame Pozzo First Team

    I went to STAGS and there was one nice girl Julia whose family were ***** fans.

    I don't recall any others but then I don't recall many others who were fans of any team bar Charlotte Keeley the Derby fan.

    A girls' school in the late '70s and early '80s didn't have many football fans.

    A few ***** fans in WGC now, probably equal to Hornets. I have a pleasant neighbour who's a Boreham Wood fan.
  31. Cassetti's Beard.

    Cassetti's Beard. Academy Graduate

    Damn, Coventry are ****.
  32. Cassetti's Beard.

    Cassetti's Beard. Academy Graduate

  33. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    It was written in the stars the minute we sacked Edwards, right down to Hamer’s injury!
  34. nascot

    nascot First Team

    The tannoy announcer at Berko is a scummer, which he made quite clear during the Herts Senior cup game.
  35. hemelhorn88

    hemelhorn88 Academy Graduate

    Was more like Watford V Scummers that night.
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