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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.

22 Aug 2017Accrington Stanley1:3West Bromwich Albion 
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

22nd August 2009-Championship, Watford 2 Blackpool 2

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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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12th September 2009-Championship, Watford 1 Barnsley 0

22nd August 2006- Premier League, Watford 1 West Ham United 1

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BBC SportWatford had to work hard to pick up their first point of the season in an entertaining draw with West Ham.

BSADTuesday was great. Football. Right in front of you. So close it suffocated you. So close it got hold of you by the neck and shook you until you took notice. So close I could smell Shittu’s deep heat-laden legs. So close I could sense the tension in Ben Foster’s every mis-kick. So close I could see the menace in the eyes of Aidy Boothroyd. Hell-bent on non-failure (that’s success to you) this team, hell-bent on being something more than nothing. Hell-bent on casting aside memories of ’99, 2000. Just hell-bent. Whatever they want to do, they really want to do it. And more often than not they go out there and do it as they wanted to do it before they went out and did it.

Comparing last night with Goodison Park on Saturday, we managed some more of what we’d tried then, considerably more effectively – but that could have had something to do with the opposition being different. Everton were big and solid, to a man. (Have you seen Alan Stubbs close up?) West Ham were more…human, somehow, faster (Andy Johnson included), more our cup of tea. And if the rest of the teams we’ll play are in that mold, rather than the brick en-suite low-flush houses of the Toffeemen, we may very well prosper enough to survive. Our first home game was bound to be a bit special, though. A splendid sight greeted us, once we’d got into the ground and past the security checks, which I hope are to do with the global paranoia, rather than merely the Premier League’s. A beautiful pitch, and the Yellow Army dense in seven-eighths of the ground.

I did not, in all honesty, expect to be at the match. First home game in the Premiership would surely be a sell out? Er…apparently not, and late in the day I was able to take my place in the Vicarage Road stand – despite having no membership credentials other than my dad being a season ticket holder.

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