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Watford 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 (26/01/2008) 27/01/2008

Posted by Matt Rowson in Match reports.
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Five thunks from the cupitulation to Wolves

1- Another kick up the backside, Aidy?  If our arses are that sore no wonder we’re struggling so badly.

2- A surprising number of tolerable performances – Ellington did well, Sadler looked the part, decent corners included, Kabba and Bangura worked hard and Smith looked terrific when he came on…

3- …. but boy do we need some help at the back.  And much as we’re all Mali fans on Tuesday, it’s going to take more than Danny Shittu to sort this out.

4- Matt Jarvis looks like one that got away – far more threat than from our left winger.  Andy Keogh would need to score a brace a week to justify those boots though…

5-  Three-one next week then?  Good…

Watford 1 Charlton Athletic 1 (19/01/2008) 20/01/2008

Posted by Matt Rowson in Match reports.
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Five thunks from Charlton

1- Well that was quite good fun really.  Wouldn’t have been fun in the Premiership… we’d have been two down and game over at half time.

2- Kelly Youga has looked like the worst left back in the history of creation in two games against us this season (see also Scunny (A)).  Smudger gave him a hard time – would have been fun to have Ainsworth coming off the bench though.

3- Al Bangura, cult status henceforth assured.  But his impact on our options shouldn’t be overlooked – the ability to put Al in front of the defence allowing the rest of the midfield to charge forward is a powerful one.

4- Callum Davenport looked the part, even if you can see how (like Danny S) he might be exposed at the highest level.  Hope his injury isn’t as bad as it appears (no thanks to the contribution of the charming Bougherra)

5- Encouragingly adroit movement and finish from the Duke.  Vicarage Road may well benefit from the unusual patience the crowd has offered.

Watford 2 Crystal Palace 0 (05/01/2008) 05/01/2008

Posted by Matt Rowson in Match reports.
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Five Thunks from Palace

1- Well that was much better. It’s been a while since we’ve dominated a side at home as we did in the second half.

2- Had Danny’s rampage through at 2-0 been crowned it would have been the highlight of the season. A monstrous goodbye from the big man.

3- A wonderful bit of insight on each side with regard to McAnuff –  Palace exposing his (and Jordan’s) defensive indiscipline by doubling up attacking their right flank in the first half, McAnuff in turn taking full advantage of Matt Lawrence’s inability to tackle with his left foot repeatedly in the second. 

4- An astonishing double penalty miss by Mr.Mason.  If such decisions even themselves out, then let’s hope the balance comes when it matters – unlike here.

5- James Scowcroft and Clinton Morrison – a right couple of pantomime dames.  Is there a mouthier forward line in the division?

Help to keep BSaD online! 03/01/2008

Posted by Ian Grant in Nonsense.
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When we finally packed it in, we promised ourselves and everyone else that we’d keep BSaD online for ever and always, as an archive of ten-and-more years of Watford-related stuff. Thing is, that costs us money. So, if you’d care to donate to our running costs, we’d be enormously grateful. You can do it here. Much obliged. You’re lovely.