Chances came and went, one such resulting in a penalty claim for a handball that Troy in particular seemed utterly convinced by and protested at length to the official in a manner that confirmed that “not quite at full pelt – it’s only a friendly after all”, in Troy’s case, means mere utter commitment rather than demonic possession.
A very entertaining performance on a lovely Summer evening with a couple of goals to savour and a chance to become more familiar with some of the new boys. The more I see of Doucouré, the more I like him. He has described himself as a box to box midfielder, which was every apparent in this game and he has a lovely touch. Sinclair again looked lively and, this time, found the net. But man of the match was Capoue who put in a typically assured performance topped off with a lovely goal.
As the teams came out for the second half, Chris Day took his place in the goal in front of the travelling ‘Orns to a tremendous reception. This baffled the chap behind us, so we had to explain that he used to play for us. I was shocked to realize that he left 12 years ago. Where does the time go?
Taken from the programme on 31st July 2010-Friendly, Watford 0 Charlton Athletic 1