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8th January 2022- FA Cup Third Round, Leicester City 4 Watford 1

WFC.net Jon Marks goal commentary: 1

Attendance: 25,710

BBC Sport: FA Cup holders Leicester City made an impressive start to their defence of the trophy as the much-changed Foxes swept aside fellow shadow side Watford.

Sky Sports: The lights went out for a short period early in the second half as the Foxes led 3-1, and Pedro hit the bar soon after the restart, but the hosts finished the stronger.

BHappy: On the pitch, Daniel Bachmann – whose good days aren’t nearly reliably frequent enough – pulled out a couple of smart saves but the second of those saw a kind rebound fall to Albrighton to complete the scoring.  At the other end, Cucho spent the last fifteen minutes scampering around after scraps.  His persistence saw him through on goal in the dying minutes, a lack of confidence borne of however many defeats on the hop now meant that he didn’t apply a finish that would have been automatic and instinctive in happier times.  The contrast with Leicester’s kids, who were visibly growing in confidence in the light of their experience, couldn’t have been starker.

Fran’s Watford Blog: Of the lads making their debuts, it was hard to rate Forde and Conteh as they came on so late, but I thought that James Morris acquitted himself well.  I hope that he gets more first team opportunities.


8th January 2011- FA Cup Third Round, Watford 4 Hartlepool United 1

BBC Sport: Watford came from behind to beat Hartlepool and progress to round four of the FA Cup.

BHappy: It’s a while since we had as many goals in the side, let alone in a scratch side limited by injury; Danny Graham’s terrifying fourth was done scant justice by ITV’s highlights, which omitted Stephen McGinn’s phenomenal through ball, a fine prelude to the precise aggression of Graham’s finish. Not that I’m hoping for offers, but if someone doesn’t come in with money for him then every club with more money than us is employing morons in their scouting department.


8th January 2005- FA Cup Third Round, Watford 1 Fulham 1

Neither side wanted a draw but both teams deserved something from what was an excellent Cup tie. For Watford the replay will be sandwiched between the two legs of the Carling Cup semi-final against Liverpool while Fulham’s priorities lie in Premiership survival.

Of course, Fulham left us with the suggestion, before Russian billionaires raised the stakes, that Al Fayed’s money would buy more than a superior type of mediocrity; nevertheless, it’s hard to remember to be smart when we’re asked what we’ve been doing since we were neck-and-neck with them at the top of the Second Division back in 2000. In short, not as planned.

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