Tag: Nigel Gibbs
BSAD report: We all needed this, I think. A very Watford day, really. Much as the occasion was in honour of Nigel Gibbs, a very Watford person, the benefit was shared with typical generosity. Here, we brought a traumatic summer to an end, we thumped the full stop key to halt a particularly complicated, grammatically-chaotic sentence. And it felt, well, all right again.
BSAD: Really, it’s impossible to capture it without immediately referring to an insane performance from Paul Robinson, who spent most of the first half stomping around to mark his territory on the left flank before leaving his kingdom to seek fulfilment of his schoolboy dream of being a dashing, swashbuckling goalscorer.
Gianluca Vialli’s stated love for the League Cup, which he won in 1998 while player-manager at Chelsea, has seemed out of touch now that it is fashionable to devalue the competition, but last night his Watford team produced a performance to reinvigorate its romantic side.
GT on passing the landmark of 1000 games as a manager.
Think back to the start of the season, when we could look at our forthcoming opponents without fear, when even our fellow Premiership casualties didn’t appear to offer a serious challenge. Our squad was as strong as any in the division, more complete and more experienced than the one that had been promoted. All we needed were performances to match. On Saturday morning, those thoughts were finally laid to rest. Fulham are better than us, better than everyone else. Of course, the league table already provides a fairly clear indication of that…but it’s beyond doubt now.