BSAD report:Unlike most, Wigan arrived at Vicarage Road seemingly intent on taking the game to the home side. The wisdom of that tactic may be questionable but it caused a few problems for the Watford defence and enabled the Latics to take an early lead.
BSAD report: Last night Watford used their “Get out of jail free” card, stealing a win in an entirely bewildering game of football. I’m as unsure about how we failed to put the game beyond Oldham’s reach in the first half as I am about how the hell we avoided defeat in the second. This was both a game that we should’ve won by miles and a game that we should’ve lost humiliatingly. If that makes any sense at all.
BSAD report: With all the inevitability of your favourite band playing a stinker on the night you’ve dragged all your friends along with promises of godhead, this was a game drab enough to be edited down to a couple of minutes of highlights towards the end of Match Of The Day. Proof, if it was needed, that there is much work still to be done before we can feel confident about shouting from the rooftops about this Watford side.
As I sat alone on the beach at 6-30 PM in pitch darkness eating my fish and chips, I did briefly wonder what the hell I was doing in a near deserted seaside town in the freezing cold on a weeknight. That question was answered over the next couple of hours as the Hornets produced a magnificent display that sent the considerable travelling contingent into raptures and increased the pressure on the beleaguered Alvin Martin.
BSAD report: Micah Hyde and Richard Johnson ran this game. When that’s allowed to happen, the Hornets become an altogether more effective outfit – the difference is in the quantity of supply to the flanks and the quality of supply to the forwards. It’s obvious that Ronny Rosenthal and Gifton Noel-Williams ought to profit from such circumstances but, perhaps more than anyone, it also brings the best out of Jason Lee.