Tag: Jan27

27th January 2018- FA Cup Fourth Round, Southampton 1 Watford 0

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Watford Observer

Relive Southampton v Watford: Javi Gracia’s reign begins with defeat on south coast, as Hornet exit FA Cup

Javi Gracia’s Watford reign starts with FA Cup exit at Southampton

Javi Gracia says he has already seen a reaction from Watford players in wake of Southampton defeat

Anger at Christian Kabasele and Jose Holebas from Watford fans defended by captain Ben Watson

Southampton v Watford ratings: Few positives from opening game of Javi Gracia reign

skyJack Stephens marked his 24th birthday with his first goal for Southampton as they progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 home win over Watford.

BBC SportInjury-hit Watford struggled to create but nearly forced a replay, Christian Kabasele heading wide in added time.

guardianIt was an afternoon of disgruntlement in the stands. While a portion of Southampton’s supporters maintained their burgeoning FA Cup tradition of voicing disapproval with Mauricio Pellegrino’s substitutions, jeering when the Argentinian replaced Sofiane Boufal with Maya Yoshida in the second half, that burst of dissent felt mild in comparison to the moment when Christian Kabasele and José Holebas had to be pulled away from a disagreement with a few Watfordfans after an otherwise forgettable game.

TelegraphThe general sense of malaise was compounded here by conceding inside four minutes and, while there was mostly sarcasm in the fans’ appraisal of a team that have now lost nine out of their last 13 matches, the scenes on the final whistle were angry.

FranMore than one person mentioned yesterday that I usually find something positive to say about games.  Sadly, I cannot find anything good to say about that game either on or off the pitch. 

The Hornets NestI felt sorry for Gracia after his first game in charge. A ridiculous number of injuries and a fan base that appear to be turning against the players with every game. The new-manager bounce we so badly wanted and needed had the complete opposite effect and as supporters we have ourselves to blame too, we weren’t at the races.

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27th January 2009- Championship, Watford 3 Burnley 0

Tamas Priskin came off the bench to score a clinical brace as Watford earned a vital Championship win against a very disappointing Burnley.

Burnley got off to the worst possible start when McAnuff struck inside the opening minute.

Before Saturday, my co-editor suggested that Mr.Rodgers needed to give us something to cling to.  Well this wasn’t so much a damp rope to cling to as a luxury yacht with well stocked galley and attentive staff.  Wallop! And there was me suggesting that we were doomed with him in charge.  Shows how much I know.  Why are you still reading this?

More games from 27th January at https://oldwatford.com/tag/jan27

27th January 2007- FA Cup Fourth Round, West Ham United 0 Watford 1

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BBC SportWatford earned a welcome respite from their Premiership struggles as they moved into the FA Cup fifth round with a hard-earned win over West Ham.

BHappy imageWellington boot (fruit) at the pantomime dame (game)*

Given that both Matt and I were living it up overseas while the cup heroics were going on, it’s your turn. Let’s have your one-word match reports, please….

The 100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.53: Over the years, there have been a number of fine young players who have not quite fulfilled their early potential. It is a myth that a promising young player must mature into a John Barnes or an Ashley Young. For every Barnes and Young there have been a handful of players such as Rod Thomas or Anthony McNamee, who failed to deliver on that early promise.

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