Watford 1 Scunthorpe United 0 (03/01/2009) 03/01/2009Posted by Matt Rowson in Thoughts about things.
Five thunks from the Cup win over Scunny.
1- We’ve seen some awful cup performances in recent years (in stark contrast to one era in our history in particular). But this was a particularly disconcerting flavour of awful. Lots of possession, very little penetration, an incomprehensible retraction back to a lone striker once we got ahead… it all felt a bit Vialli again somehow.
2- Lee Williamson – one hopes it is a “minor knock”. Whilst the cup-tied consideration doesn’t seem to have influenced the selection of supposedly exit-bound Smudger and O’Toole, Rodgers’ experimentation to date has already suggested that he underappreciates Williamson’s worth.
3- The new boys clearly have something. Hoyte looks strong and has a bit of oomph about him. Cork showed some very good stuff as well as some slack stuff. Can’t but cringe at how honoured Brendan thinks we should feel at being loaned such starlets though. Am I being unfair?
4- The band. Top banana. Marvellous. And a little bit weird…
5- Aidy Mariappa is a centre back. End of.