Monthly Archives: May 2013

Play-off Final: Player Ratings

We’ve got a long-form review of events at Wembley on Monday here, but if you fancy a quick run-down of how we saw things then look no further,we’ve got the pagella right here… Watford Manuel ALMUNIA 8 Couldn’t have done any more than he did. Caught every catchable high ball and made a number of important […]

Play-Off Final: Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford Review

Crystal Palace one, Watford nil. At Wembley. The final game of a long, long season, bringing the curtain down on the English football calendar – not a game worthy of an extraordinary Watford campaign. The inevitable Kevin Phillips goal, a 105th minute penalty, condemned the Hornets to another year in the Championship, whilst elevating Palace […]

Play-Off Final Preview – Four Key Areas

It’s been a long season. Everything’s been written, everything’s been said, and come Monday evening, everything will have been done. Is Watford’s customary seven years in purgatory up? Is it time to go back to the “paradise” of the Premier League? Only Crystal Palace and a winner-takes-all match at Wembley stands in front of us. […]

Play-Off Final Preview – The Palace Perspective

‘Twas Sun Tzu (not that one) that said: “If you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.” In the build up to the Big One, we’ll be looking at how Watford can reign supreme at the Home of Football on Monday; but first, we’ve asked Crystal […]

Watford 3-1 Leicester – YouTube Depository

So yesterday, this happened. And we reckon you may want to be reliving the moment, in all it’s various forms of glory, for some time. So here is your one-stop shop for YouTube videos of the final minute of that ludicrous day: Sky footage with Sky commentary – over 1 million views in less than […]

Watford’s Playoff Hopes Take A KerKnock – Leicester (A) 09/05/13 – Playoff Semi Final

I’m not sure how to feel about sitting here, the morning after the night before, with a 1-0 defeat in the bank. On the one hand, the thrashing that Watford received in the first twenty minutes, with Leicester having at least two extremely gilt-edged chances – worst of all Chris Wood’s skewed drive from a […]

The Final Day – Preview

Here it is, we’ve got to the end of the three-legged race. Hull and Watford are the sole remnants of an undistinguished group, the rest of which have bowed out, felled by their own curious inability to put one foot in front of the other. The Tigers, in their scruffy, rarely-washed PE kit, are in the lead, […]