Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

'Watford were strangers' - Boothroyd

'Watford were strangers' - Boothroyd

Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd publicly stated he was in 2 minds as to "what Wednesday team was going to turn up on the day" but it was the Hornets who failed to show in South Yorkshire.

The Watford chief was quick to scorn his players after the 2-0 loss at Sheffield Wednesday insisting "we looked like strangers", "were second best from start to finish"- all wrapped up in a horrible ball of averageness.

Boothroyd blasted "We were well beaten. We looked a very, very average side and we`re a lot better than that…You`ve got to be tough to beat and we have been that, and you have to be resilient and we`ve been that too - but we were neither".

The Hornets chief continued his rant by adding "We looked like strangers and it`s rare that a Watford side plays as bad as that. They [Wednesday] out-scrapped us in every department and you have to give credit where credit is due".

Even Owls boss Brian Laws expressed his surprise that the "expected bombardment" didn`t materialize - a statement of fact backed up by Boothroyd.

Aidy added "…we didn't give them anything to worry about, we didn't give the goalkeeper anything to worry about and we were very average today in our defending and attacking.'

'The best teams can play badly and get results, whereas we've only played badly today.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Sunday September 14 2008
Time: 9:14AM

Comments

0
I can understand and accept a defeat - that will happen, but the manner of this one is alarming and suggests that there is still a hangover from last season's failure. To suggest we were like strangers is a nonsense and it sounds more like a motivational problem and we just failed to get going to me. Let's hope we get it right on Tuesday night against a rock-bottom Plymouth side who will certainly be fighting for their lives. Match theim for effort and we will win the game. Come On You Golden Boys!
RFB-gloryhornetboys
14/09/2008 18:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Stats: Hornets v Everton

All the stats from Hornets (3) vs (2) Everton, Vicarage Road, 10/12/16 Att: 20,769

Watford v Everton - Team Sheets

Watford are at Vicarage Road with Everton the visitors for the latest Premier League game.

Watford v Everton - Follow Live On Twitter

Watford are at Vicarage Road with Everton the visitors today, this will be a 12:30pm kick-off.

Chelsea Midfielder Wanted

Odion Ighalo has said he would be 'very happy' to have Chelsea's John Obi Mikel at Watford. The Nigerian is already being linked with Shanghai SIPG, Marseille & Manchester United.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Everton MotM
Suggested By:
Gomes1%
Zuniga0%
Prodl33%
Britos0%
Holebas0%
Guedioura0%
Behrami0%
Capoue0%
Amrabat66%
Okaka0%
Deeney0%
Sub - Janmaat0%
Sub - Watson0%
Sub - Kabasele0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 12:30PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 12:30PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 1 2017 1:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 3 2017 8:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Gary Pine1
Vital Football Comment