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Watford offered nothing - Saints

Watford offered nothing - Saints

Southampton captain Paul Wotton reckons Watford offered 'no threat` and 'had nothing` in the locker…despite the fact the Hornets ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at St Marys.

Speaking to the South Coast`s finest Daily Echo, Wotton slammed his side for losing to Aidy Boothroyd`s side, insisting "The worse we should have come in at half time was 0-0 because they [Watford] had nothing. They had no threat and we conceded 3 goals - You can`t legislate for the goals we`ve conceded, they`re a joke."

And the former Plymouth stalwart added "Watford are an experienced side and in the second half they just shut up shop".

Even Saints boss Jan Poortvliet followed his skipper`s lead, suggesting that Watford produced nothing of note.

The under pressure Dutch coach chipped in with "the only 3 times that Watford were dangerous in the first half they made 3 goals and that is not a good sign".

Sadly gents, that`s football. If you don`t take your chances you don`t win.

Do you agree with the Saints assessment of Watford`s performance? Or are you still laughing too much at Mr Wotton`s rubbish penalty to take him seriously?

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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Monday October 20 2008
Time: 12:08PM

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Very Sour Grapes there Mr Wotton. Perhaps we didnt offer much, but we took 3 harder chances than your boys did, and had you of taken you 12 yard chances, maybe things would've been different. I'm not sure the 'experienced side' bit is accurate, we're largely a young side...
wfc123
20/10/2008 13:05:00
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It makes a pleasant change to have the opposition manager & players coming out with daft comments to try and explain why they lost. WE clearly got the breaks in the first half and with a 3-0 lead under our belts were quite right to shut up shop in the 2nd half. Saints are a oor side but Cardiff will be a tougher proposition tomorrow night. COME ON YU GOLDEN BOYS!
RFB-gloryhornetboys
20/10/2008 16:24:00
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I don’t think Wootons comments where meant as a criticism of Watford, more a criticism of Saints inability to defend 3 almost identical goals from set pieces. To say that our finishing wasn’t up to scratch would be embarrassingly obvious. Poortvliet needs to understand that defending and finishing are pretty much what the games about. We did pass the ball around in nice patterns though!
Jesus_02
21/10/2008 11:22:00
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BTW your defence was nearly as bad as ours, you wont struggle like saints but if you sorted it out you might have a half decent side. I was impressed with the movement of the wingers.
Jesus_02
21/10/2008 11:24:00
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This was a good win for Watford. Its not how you win that is important but whether you win!
Markcity
22/10/2008 15:46:00
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