Tag Archives: Fabbrini

‘A=B’: Watford 2-2 Udinese 02/08/14

There is a distinct air of uncertainty wafting around Vicarage Road this August. Watford fans, once bitten twice shy, are reticent to approach the coming season with anything resembling outward optimism, fresh from finally getting the last remaining egg from their faces after a relatively disastrous campaign last year. This despite the re-signing of two […]

One Year On – How This Season’s Signings Got On (Part I)

Your beloved writer once briefly flirted with the idea of becoming a teacher. While it became quickly evident that I didn’t have the required energy, passion or lack of disdain for all children, one thing I had in spades was the ability to harshly condemn individuals for their performance despite their best efforts. And so, […]

“Life is like a box of biscuits…”: Reading (H) 11/01/14

New Year, same old Watford. After an early twenty minute spell of sustained Reading pressure that produced one goal for the Royals and about three or four Watford touches of the ball, the rest of the game was spent dominating possession, having the rule of three-quarters of the pitch, and finding new ways to not […]

Festive Round-up (Millwall, QPR, Sannino)

Managers who moan about the congestion created on their festive calendar by the oodles of football crammed in by the relentless FA should try having a large extended family. Given the choice between running around a muddy pitch for the third time in a week or sitting on a flower-print sofa in a distant corner […]

Match Reaction: Leicester City (H) – 02/11/13

Sequels are rubbish. Jaws 2 was a stinker, the second and third Matrixes besmirched the good name of a classic and even the best film ever made – Anaconda – wasn’t safe from the clutches of a crap follow-up. Reboots are better: a chance to use the broad confines of a fictional world, but develop […]

Match Reaction: Charlton (H) 14.09.13

All the pre-game talk around Vicarage Road concerned the bold change of formation that incorporated both Diego Fabbrini and Fernando Forestieri in a front three. While Charlton lined up in the 3-5-2 formation that Watford did so much to resurrect in the Championship last season, it remains to be seen if the Fabb/For combination will […]

Match Reaction: Stevenage 20/07/13

Just a quick reaction to the Stevenage game, here. We must make the most of these Saturdays not completely dominated by football while we can. Disclaimer: By saying that a certain player was unimpressive, I am not saying that they’re crap, that there’s no hope for them, or anything of the sort. I am saying […]

Incoming: Gabriele Angella

When Martin Taylor was controversially sold on August deadline day last season (remember that uproar?), the problem that most fans envisaged was not that it left us bereft of central defensive talent for the season ahead but that it was depriving us of a reliable leader, a top performer in previous years, and was putting […]