West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Watford Fc - 08/08/2022

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by Steel City Gold, Aug 5, 2022.

  1. Steel City Gold

    Steel City Gold First Year Pro

    Just putting a flag down...

    TBH, I've always liked The Baggies, and their fans. One doesn't get to say that about both elements of many clubs.

    Their fans I've met over the years have always had an inclination to expect doom and gloom, and they've often been proved right. But they take self-deprecation to a different, and humorous, higher level.

    'Boing Boing' might get mocked by some, but to this day it remains the most impressive thing I've ever seen at the Vic by away fans.

    Just hope it's a cracking game of football.
     
  2. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Hate this bunch.
     
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  3. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Bollox, sorry, forgot this was my match to do.
    Erm, West Brom, decent looking side but Bruce is past it. Edwards and Watford are ace. 3-0 to the horns
    Bit of history. My mate shat himself as he got back on the coach home after the 4-4 draw a few years back. I laughed all the way home.
     
  4. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    I’m not sure I would have been laughing if I’d been sat next to him..
     
  5. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    The only place to go before the game is The Vine, cracking pub.
     
  6. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

  7. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett First Team

    We used to drive past The Hawthorns on the way to senior nationals in Dudley.
    My brother has a Wolves supporting friend who calls WBA "them baggy *******"".
    RIP Laurie Cunningham and Cyrille Regis.
     
  8. Presume you weren’t sitting next to him for 2 hrs then ?
     
  9. Beat me to it !
     
  10. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Foxes 0-4 Watford

    Dennis x 2
    Sarr x 2

    Few renditions of did Deeney make you cry to remind them of that play-off semi final game!

    Tough evening for the bedwetters etc.

    You 'Orns!
     
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  11. Foxes ?
    Semi Final ?
     
  12. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Thankfully he was sat away from me
     
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  13. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    I used to hate it when we played WBA, to me they were our bogey side back in the day. Under Boothroyd during the 08/09 season - we we're riding high in the division and they came to Vic and steamrolled us 3-0. Only win over them I remember seeing live was a 1-0 win the FA Cup. However (as my signature states) we did have one of the best games I've ever seen against them. A thrilling 3-3 draw in a mid winter clash at the Vic. This was a game during our baron run of form (I think we got battered by Fulham on boxing day the next game).

    Looking at Monday's game, it's another late night romp up in the black country, and a stadium full of atmosphere and "boing". Coming off the back of a decent performance and win over Sheff Utd we should be full of confidence going into this one. However, WBA are one of the stronger sides in this division and after a nightmare season last time out, their fans' would expect them to be challenging for a top six place come April. I think a draw would be a decent result to follow up the opening day win, I don't think we will lose heavily if we do lose, but I think team mentality will be drilled by Edwards to make sure we don't crumble away from home from the off.

    WBA 1 Watford 1
     
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  14. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

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  15. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Do they still have a boiler for a mascot?
     
  16. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Looks like Wood woodpecker's crazy cousin.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    The ‘Three Degrees’ team of the late 70s was a great one. I was at Uni in Brum at the time and a visit to the Hawthorns to watch them was a rare treat.
     
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  18. DaveWFC

    DaveWFC Academy Graduate

    Boiler Man. The legend.

    Boilerman~2.jpg
     
  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Even Rey Manaj is viewed as a threat by one poster !
     
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  20. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Oddly, my father is a West Brom fan, so winning this would serve a double purpose. Here's hoping.
     
  21. V Crabro

    V Crabro Reservist

    Given his links with Villa and especially Wolves, RE will probably be looking forward to a successful visit to the Hawthorns........
     
  22. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett First Team

    Where's his head?!
    Is he a derivative of the headless horseman?
     
  23. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    To the toilet?
     
  24. SerbianHornet

    SerbianHornet Academy Graduate

    Hopefully another win, they didn't look anything special in their first match and as long as we have Dennis and Sarr I back us to win in any match.
     
  25. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Never heard of them. Did they used to be non league?

    Obviously I've only followed Watford since we got into the Premiership, but I'd have thought if this lot were any good I'd have heard of them by now. 5-0 to the Hornets.
     
  26. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Baggies are without doubt the nicest set of fans I’ve ever come across .
     
  27. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    I think they used to be an airline, or was that TWA? That always confuses me.
     
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  28. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Whatever floats your boat.
     
  29. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Or whatever boats your floater !
     
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  30. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Squad Player

    Many people of Watford do not realise the connection they have with the people of West Bromwich and vice versa.

    I am of course referring to the mighty A41 which runs through both towns to the benefit of all. Indeed it runs right alongside the Hawthorns.

    Alas! This great road is no longer a continuous route, with a gaping chasm now between Bicester and Solihull where we must make do with the charmless M40.

    Despite this, we have a great kinship with the people of West Bromwich and in difficult times this should be treasured.

    As for the game, we will thrash the ****s.

    Prediction

    West Bromwich 1-41 Watford

    All 42 goals scored by Samir who’s commitment will not be questioned following this.
     
  31. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I didn’t know this about the A41 - what a tragedy. Presumably in pre-motorway days it was continuous to Birkenhead. Imagine the romance of an away trip to Tranmere following it all the way, pausing only at the various hostelries that no doubt peppered the route (designated driver excepted).
     
  32. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Bachmann

    Kabasele
    Sierralta
    Cathcart

    Kamara
    Cleverley
    Kayembe
    Sema

    JP

    Sarr
    Dennis

    Hamer, Ngakia, Gaspar, WTE, Gosling, TDB, Asprilla, Manaj.

    WBA 1 - 2 Watford

    'Orns!
     
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  33. Halfwayline

    Halfwayline Reservist

    Remember a way back being picked up late, having a few tins in the car, panicking whether we would get to the game on time, needed the loo for the entire journey but couldn’t stop due to time, turning up with a bladder about to burst, running to the ground after parking and getting drenched…and we found the game had been called off. Hated them ever since
     
  34. V Crabro

    V Crabro Reservist

    For reasons which need not concern us now, on 4 October 1978 I drove from St Albans to Manchester and back, entirely on the A6 (to see the famous victory at OT).
     
  35. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Is that a euphemism?
     

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