BHappy: It’s bloody awful. Or at least, we’re bloody awful… Blackburn do a reasonable job of looking like a competent football team. So we’re bloody awful. Or rather… we’re not completely awful, but the bits that are awful are so awful that they render the less problematic bits sort of obsolete. For instance, I don’t really think there’s much wrong with our defence as far as actual defending goes. Nothing that something more cohesive going forward to release the pressure wouldn’t relegate to merely something to work on in the goodness of time, for all Christian Kabasele’s generosity with possession. Kortney Hause’s number has come up on the “who’s missing today?” spinning dial – a worryingly non-specific sprained ankle depriving us of the option of his surges out of defence and swinging crossfield balls.
A moment of madness by Millwall’s Kevin Muscat helped Watford on their way to their first League win of the season. Muscat conceded a penalty, and was sent off, for stamping on Danny Webber in the Millwall area in first-half injury-time
BSAD report: The concern about our start to the season, therefore, was not so much that the results themselves might prove to be disastrous. And it certainly wasn’t that the performances suggested that nine months of thankless struggle were inevitable. There was – is – nothing that can’t be salvaged, apart from the still dreadful events of 9th August.
BSAD report: Perhaps it’s necessary to point out that any criticism of Watford players or management contained in this match report is mere tedious quibbling which is best ignored. Any Watford fan who hasn’t spent the weekend gazing contentedly at page 325 of CEEFAX or a Sunday paper casually left open at the league tables is clearly the kind of joyless urchin that helps to keep Ocean f***ing Colour b****** Scene out of the dole office.