Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Smudger, Aug 8, 2015.
For that reason we didn't get a mention on the Quest thing anyway !!
Just watched the Cesspool v Leeds highlights on Sky. Because Bielsa is interesting in the way he coaches. Couldn't give a stuff about MOTD and all the attendant guffaws and hype.
Back in the big time and 2nd game on tonight.
Well Gary probably wants to get it over with quickly.
“New for this season - the second game on will get 3 seconds coverage before we move back to studio where Alan and Danny will talk about their ten favourite jumpers.”
He has a video on his Twitter handle basically saying it has to be 2nd as there were a lot of goals - said with not much enthusiasm.
I don't know why anyone watches that ****. Just watch the highlights on YouTube right now and avoid the guff they call analysis.
"Good start for Watford even with Troy Deeney on the bench, he did come on to make sure of the win though. Xisco survives another week hahahaha."
Does say 'got off to a great start', in fairness...
I kind of agree, but at the same time also shamelessly enjoy being back presented as part of the big time on the show that is solely for the denizens of the highest division in the land - there's also always satisfaction in watching pundits with distaste for us forced to acknowledge when we've done well.
I did watch it when we smashed Liverpool, only in the hope that the pundits would implode at having to compliment disgusting Watford.
Hilariously enough I was on a train then taxi to the Alps for the entirety of that day/game, having had no qualms about forgoing a match against the unbeaten league leaders, so I missed the pretty much one sole bright spot of that season both live and in MOTD format.
Despite our 20 shots with 7 on target Vs their 13 shots with 2 on target, I fully expect the coverage to show just our 3 goals and all their 13 shots.
Record and zoom, it's the only way to watch this waaay out of date program.
It's progressive innit. They've got a bird presenting it this week.
I am about to watch us on a Saturday night because according to my criteria for watching we won for the first time since Feb’19 on a Saturday when we beat Everton 1-0-I had other things on my mind when beat Liverpool 3-0 last year.
Unbelievably, we’re second on MOTD!
Crap coverage though - awful commentator and not much insightful comment. Plus ca change
That Cantwell tackle on Jota - can anyone make a case for that not being a red card? Cynical, from behind, with no attempt to win the ball and stopping an opposition attack. A yellow card doesn’t feel like enough to me. And yeah, I know we go in for those types of tackles sometimes too and could live with our players getting equal treatment.
No mention of Cucho’s Worldy on his debut …
By the letter of the law it’s still a yellow though
Yeah, no argument about that. I just don’t see why the laws allow it. Would be the ideal infringement to attract a sin binning in my view…
I know what you mean. Those sort of fouls are as cynical as you can get.
It was bl**dy awful. The worst commentator on the whole show tonight and the highlights looked like they were edited by a blind man.
The Sky long edit of matches is always way better, if you have access to them. And you don’t have to suffer the time wasted on ‘analysis’.
His whole family are apparently awful as well.
Does have that smug look at me and listen to what I say (usually on Twitter ) feel to him .
Our new guy on the theme tune is Mr Cycling GK.
Do they know anything about who actually plays for us frequently?
No. No they don’t.
You mean they might not do research! When Austria played Italy in the Euros the commentators literally had nothing to say about the Austrian players apart from Arnautovic because he played in the EPL, every time Bachmann touched it, they just kept saying "Now back with the Watford stopper", no insight into players that aren't in a big English or European club.
I do and you are right. I just watch MOTD as a triumph of hope over experience - I still think that maybe one day they will say something interesting or give us proper credit for a good performance or mention something which they couldn't get from watching 25 seconds of highlights. But it never happens
In a kit from 3 seasons ago !
Even though it’s 90 minutes long, the desperation of MOTD to show every game is detrimental, on top of the requirement to include the pontifications of the pundits. Each set of highlights is woefully short, even for the ‘big’ games. They would be much better showing just two or three.
Weren’t they purring over Sarr? And they pointed out how well he linked up with Dennis.
Best highlights? Hive Live Extra. Analysis from two people (Mooney / Saunders) who actually give a crap about us plus good highlights and interviews from the players. Cannot get any better. Plus I think it's filmed
from inside the VIP suite - that red sofa gave it away.
Is it on this season or just audio ?