22nd August 2017- League Cup Second Round, Watford 2 Bristol City 3

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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-23-36-22clips of Jon Marks BBC 3CR commentary  Goals:  1 2

Watford Observer

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BBC SportChampionship side Bristol City came from behind to beat Premier League Watford in the EFL Cup second round.

skyBristol City secured a memorable 3-2 victory as Marco Silva’s promising start to life at Watford came to a shuddering halt in the Carabao Cup.

BHappy imageYou have to ask yourself, at what point does an odd pattern stop being an odd pattern and start becoming accepted as “the new normal”, to adopt a horrible phrase.  When does it stop being surprising?  I suppose it depends on the circumstances…  Britain’s naval supremacy was unchallenged until the advent of the submarine, which changed the game entirely but at least there was an event.  Something to point at and say “this has changed because of that”.  Difficult to accept, difficult to reconcile to, but nonetheless cause and effect.  Easy to understand.

FranAfter the cracking performances in the first two games of the season, it was a happy band who met at the West Herts prior to this match.  Those who had been at Bournemouth were assuring those who hadn’t that the game had been as much fun as it sounded on the radio and in reports.  We also took time to teach them the new chant for Doucouré.

The Hornets NestWe’re all disappointed, frustrated, maybe a little pissed off, but deep (deep) down, are you really surprised?  I could literally go back to my report on the Gillingham game last season, copy and paste it in here, alter the score and the team and you would be none the wiser.  Or maybe go back to Preston from two seasons ago? Even better because we had a man sent off. Perhaps I could combine the two?

Hornet effectThe Hornets’ poor league cup record continued after Bristol City came from behind to book their place in the third round with a 3-2 victory at Vicarage Road. The big question going into the tie was how strong a starting eleven Silva would field and the answer was comprehensive, he would be taking the competition seriously.

FTRE-WFC-PodcastWatford 2-3 Bristol City Mike is back… and Watford lost! The point of FTRE is to tell our story of life as a Watford fan. And we hope this is the lowest point of the season. Jon, Mike and Jason are joined by Olly and DCW to talk about the players who were given a chance to shine and if we are just taking this whole competition too seriously.

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22 Aug 2017Aston Villa4:1Wigan Athletic 
22 Aug 2017Birmingham City1:2AFC Bournemouth 
22 Aug 2017Bolton Wanderers3:2Sheffield Wednesday 
22 Aug 2017Brighton and Hove Albion1:0Barnet 
22 Aug 2017Cardiff City1:2Burton Albion 
22 Aug 2017Carlisle United1:2Sunderland 
22 Aug 2017Crystal Palace2:1Ipswich Town 
22 Aug 2017Doncaster Rovers2:0Hull City 
22 Aug 2017Fulham0:1Bristol Rovers 
22 Aug 2017Leeds United5:1Newport County 
22 Aug 2017Middlesbrough3:0Scunthorpe United 
22 Aug 2017Milton Keynes Dons1:4Swansea City 
22 Aug 2017Norwich City4:1Charlton Athletic 
22 Aug 2017Queens Park Rangers1:4Brentford 
22 Aug 2017Reading3:1Millwall 
22 Aug 2017Sheffield United1:4Leicester City 
22 Aug 2017Watford2:3Bristol City 
23 Aug 2017Blackburn Rovers0:2Burnley 
23 Aug 2017Cheltenham Town0:2West Ham United 
23 Aug 2017Huddersfield Town2:1Rotherham United 
23 Aug 2017Newcastle United2:3Nottingham Forest 
23 Aug 2017Southampton0:2Wolverhampton Wanderers 
23 Aug 2017Stoke City4:0Rochdale

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