Month: August 2009

22nd August 2009-Championship, Watford 2 Blackpool 2

BBC SportGary Taylor-Fletcher scored to make it four draws from four Championship games for Blackpool.

skyWatford twice threw away the lead against Blackpool on Saturday as they were held to a 2-2 draw.

BHappy imageAfter a relatively quiet start, a really tremendous game of Championship football, culminating in a breathless, nerve-wracking final twenty minutes of end-to-end mayhem. None of which should distract the coaching staff from taking a clear, sober look at the reasons why we didn’t win it…and that isn’t to ignore the part played by an enterprising Blackpool side with chances a-plenty, merely to recall that there was a point when it looked like we were going to put them to the sword.

FTRE imageI left Vicarage Road both disappointed and satisfied all at the same time. It’s one of those weird feelings you can have as a football fan. Let’s get the disappointment out the way first. It came from the final score line – Watford 2-2 Blackpool. With Watford going a head twice in the game we gifted Blackpool their goals.

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8th August 2009-Championship, Watford 1 Doncaster Rovers 1

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BBC Sport  Malky Mackay was denied a winning start as Watford boss after Doncaster striker James Hayter cancelled out Danny Graham’s early strike.

sky Watford’s ideas of a dream opener were quickly quashed as they drew 1-1 at home to Doncaster.

TelegraphDoncaster manager Sean O’Driscoll refused to blame the match officials but he believed his side were denied a legitimate goal during their 1-1 draw at Watford.

BHappy imageFizzle. It should, of course, be remembered that there have been less auspicious starts than this to very auspicious seasons; we all crave answers, but these early season games often raise still more questions instead. It was a bit of a non-alcoholic beer of a match: the same fizz as the bottle’s cracked open, but some bite missing from what’s inside.

Hornblogger: The half time entertainment was provided by Mark Falco doing Harry’s 50/50 draw. Maybe he’d not drawn a raffle before but he made the mistake of pulling out three tickets whose numbers ran consecutively. I suppose you’d be pleased if you had those three tickets. I don’t think they’ll be asking him to do it again.

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1st August 2009-Friendly, Watford 3 Parma 2

Watford completed their preparations for the start of the new season with an entertaining 3-2 victory over newly-promoted Serie A side Parma at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

Goals from Tommy Smith, Danny Graham and Tamas Priskin saw the Hornets home in a 3-2 scoreline.

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Taken from the programme on 8th August 2009-Championship, Watford 1 Doncaster Rovers 1

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Taken from the programme on 31st July 2015- Friendly, Watford 0 Sevilla 1