Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Well, it's not looking good. Another lacklustre/incompetent/panicky/unfortunate* performance against Scunny, and we are, if not at rock bottom, then certainly heading that way at quite some pace.
Who's to blame? Well, everyone probably in some way or another, but can we wait a few weeks for the post-mortem? After all, the patient is not dead. Yet. Laughable though it may seem, you'll be surprised how rosy things will seem after a trip to Wembley in a few weeks.**
In the meantime, if you want, you can blame everything, and I mean everything, on Jordan Stewart. Thanks to James on BHaPPY for pointing this gem out.
* take your pick.
Friday, April 18, 2008
I reckon at about
5:00pm 7:15pm tomorrow we should see some closure. A few months ago I predicted that the Glory Hornet Boys and Hull would occupy the top 2 slots come end o'season. Hull are away, WBA are too, Stoke and Brizzle City can't both win (surprise rule change by Sepp Blatter not withstanding), so a win tomorrow* will do us plenny proud.
Let's be 'aving you.
*The author would like to point out no chickens were counted in the writing of this blog posting
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
No chance of promotion.
That's that then.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
There is a growing vocal contingent of Watford fans who are moaning about our current style of football and suggesting that Aidy should sort it out. Now is not the time. There will be time for moaning about style. It's September.
Now is the time for the vocal contingent to join us, the Happy Clappers, blindly backing the team, no matter what the dross served out on the pitch. I believe Ken Furphy said something along the lines of "If I bring on a horse and cart, it's the fans job to cheer it". Quite so. Even if that Cart Horse is Jordan Stewart. Whatever you might think of him as a player and a person.
Saturday may not have been pretty, and it may not have been deserved, but for a team largely lacking in confidence and individual flair, it was just what was needed. Add that to Saturday's other results and to last nights Palace win over Stoke, promotion is back in our hands. Five games left. Five wins and we're up. Simple equation.
Also, three-points tomorrow night against Barnsley will take us Top, no matter what the Baggies score at Blackpool tonight.
Read that again. We'll be TOP if we win on Wednesday night.
Promotion from this division will not be won by the team that plays the best football. It will be won by the teams that have the guts, the will, the heart and the sheer bloody-mindedness to get the most points from the next 5 games.
So when Aidy brings on a defender to protect a lead from a Barnsley team scrapping for their lives, cheer the team on. Because nothing will give our players the confidence to play the good football we know they can against West Brom, more than seeing Watford top of the table on Thursday morning.
Come on you Horns!
Thursday, April 03, 2008
#2 in an occassional series
Following Norwich's Matty Patterson's arrest for drink-driving, club Captain Mark Fotheringham wants the squad to go tee-total in order to maximise the club's chances of Championship survival.
"If anyone steps out of line they'll get hammered. They know that."
He may have said winking at the reporter.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Supporting a football team more so.
One week you’re up. Next week you’re down, or at least you thought you were. What you hadn’t seen was the monumental cliff your team were about to drop off. That really was down. Things weren’t exactly rosy before I went away for two weeks holiday, but having come back, things have gone a bit shit-shaped.
A draw at Plymouth and a mauling at the hands of Hull FC means that matters are theoretically out of our hands in terms of automatic promotion, and sitting 5th, we’re no shoo-in for a play-off place at the moment either.
However, I did tell you that those games would be difficult, and anyone who sees the names of Plymouth and Hull as regular also-rans in this division hasn’t been paying attention. Hull in particular have the momentum that will gain them promotion. You certainly wouldn’t want to meet them in the play-offs.
Some people of a more sensitive constitution have made noises that this ride is more than they can handle and would like to get off. The seriously nauseous have even suggested that Aidy should stop driving the ride. Despite testing of my resolve I’m still in the Happy-Clapper camp and am behind Aidy and the boys to beat a woeful Coventry side at the weekend, who we have a good record against, then followed up by a game against cup-specialists Barnsley, win that and with the momentum, you never know what might happen against a defensively-frail looking Baggies. That might be one hell of a game.
Bristol City and Stoke have been riding their luck recently, and I suspect both will drop a number of points between now and the end of the season. My guess, 15 from 18 may be enough to sneak up with Hull.
Come on, get behind the lads, this ride’s got more thrills to come yet!