Watford 3 Burnley 0 (27/01/2009) 28/01/2009Posted by Matt Rowson in Thoughts about things.
Five thunks from the knocking back of the Clarets
1- Before Saturday, my co-editor suggested that Mr.Rodgers needed to give us something to cling to. Well this wasn’t so much a damp rope to cling to as a luxury yacht with well stocked galley and attentive staff. Wallop! And there was me suggesting that we were doomed with him in charge. Shows how much I know. Why are you still reading this?
2- Burnley’s manager has criticised his team’s defending this morning, rather peevishly suggesting that our victory owed more to his team’s errors than our fine play. Cobblers. His team may have defended badly, but the victory owed no small part to the fact that we held out against an enterprising and potent attacking side. We looked solid, reliable, unflustered. Yes, really. And a big factor in that was…
3- Mike Williamson. Bish bash bosh. Wonderful. Exactly the sort of commanding, unfussy lump that we’ve been screaming out for all season. We have a defence, at last. Marvellous.
4- Comedy highlight #1: Will Hoskins’ substitution, preceded by several failed attempts to introduce Priskin during breaks in play which saw Hoskins gradually edge further and further from the bench until he eventually responded to the no 22 on the board from the corner flag in front of the Rookery.
5- Comedy highlight #2: the gentleman in front of us, who shall remain nameless, loudly and angrily berating the decision to make said substitution, and being mobbed when Tamas Priskin demonstrated it’s value.