Monthly Archives: September 2012

29th September 2012- Championship, Huddersfield Town 2 Watford 3

BBC Sport: Huddersfield missed the chance to go top of the Championship as Troy Deeney’s late penalty earned Watford a dramatic win. Oliver Norwood’s free-kick gave the hosts the lead, but Simon Grayson’s men were hit by a second-half fightback. Udinese loanee Fernando Forestieri netted his first Watford goal and Fitz Hall put the Hornets ahead. After substitute Alan Lee levelled for Huddersfield, Deeney then kept his cool to win it with three minutes left.

BHappy: To this end, it was heartening to see Troy Deeney pick up where he left off last weekend. And then some. A simply colossal performance from the striker, describing it as “Mooneyesque” would scarcely do it justice. When the ball needed holding up, he held it; when it needed laying off he did so, and when no other option presented itself he turned on his marker and ran at Huddersfield, frequently scattering or dragging markers in his wake.

22nd September 2012-Championship, Watford 2 Bristol City 2

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Woolford struck the post with a left-footed strike shortly after the restart, while Troy Deeney, back in the Watford fold after serving a prison term, came on as a substitute for Fernando Forestieri after 55 minutes.BC

Guardian report:The gently greying Zola refused to be downbeat about his prospects at Vicarage Road.

BHappy imagereport:The other Big Thing on the teamsheet was the presence of Troy Deeney on the bench

18th September 2012- Championship, Watford 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 1

Video from Brighton’s Facebook page of the penalty and goal

Craig Mackail-Smith scored his sixth goal in four games as Brighton beat Watford to maintain their impressive start to the league season.

Zola’s Hornets, still a work in progress after their summer overhaul, did have their chances with Fernando Forestieri coming closest when his shot clipped the crossbar, while they could have had a couple of penalties of their own.

 It’s only a matter of time before kickoff is preceded by a “PREVIOUSLY ON…” round-up for those who missed the last episode or, like me, have been waiting for it all to slow down before they start paying proper attention, in case they start feeling a bit giddy. What did happen to Ikechi Anya? Who bumped off Martin Taylor? Is he the new bloke from them or is he the other new bloke from the others? Why the hell is Sharon back again? Why is Darcey Bussell’s nose so pointy?

15th September 2012- Championship, Bolton Wanderers 2 Watford 1

The game where Lloyd Doyley scored his other goal.

Lloyd Doyley’s cross evaded everyone, including goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, to ensure a tense finish but the home side held on for victory.

Second goal of Lloyd Doyley’s career doesn’t hide Watford’s defensive frailties at Bolton Wanderers

Lloyd Doyley admits second Watford goal was a cross but Bolton Wanderers defeat tainted moment

1st September 2012- Championship, Derby County 5 Watford 1

BBC Sport: Derby thrashed a lacklustre Watford to secure their first home win in more than five months. Centre-back Richard Keogh glanced in a header and Jeff Hendrick also nodded home to give the Rams the upper hand. Conor Sammon chipped a delightful shot over keeper Manuel Almunia to extend Derby’s lead. Will Hughes and Jamie Ward both tapped in to put the game beyond doubt before Matej Vydra drove in a late consolation goal for Watford.

Sky Sports: Watford have been talked up as potential promotion contenders after a bright start to the Championship season under new boss Gianfranco Zola, but they were given a harsh lesson at Pride Park.