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Watford: Rodgers calls it wrong (again)

Watford boss` Brendan Rodger`s post match press conferences are being the same old story but it`s time the Hornets gaffer changed the record!

After the 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Reading just 8 days ago, Rodgers reckoned Watford 'controlled the game` up the Madjeski …to the bemusement of all fans and most of the SKY TV viewers.

Now, after yet another abject and pathetic airing of his so-called 'total football` in the 2-0 home loss to an average Sheffield United, Rodgers bleated "we seemed to be in control of a game against a top side".

Come off it Brendan. Even your irish charm and Mourinho-inspired coat can`t hide the actual truth that not once did your Watford 'control the game` as they we`re barely in it at all throughout the 90 minutes.

Blinkered Brendan then added "I said [at half time] that it was yet another game that with a few little adjustments we could go and push on in".

Those 'little adjustments` would have needed to include passing the ball forward rather than backward and sideways. Or maybe taking off Jobi McAnuff and putting on a winger that actually takes on a player and gets in a decent cross. Or perhaps for his players to just show an ounce of passion, fight and spirit…motivation even?

Thankfully, Rodgers did concede that something needs to be done about the shambles of a defense that he has inherited and that tactically the Hornets are all over the place when they go a goal behind…

…but as he points out "actions have to speak louder than words".






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Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 17 2009

Time: 9:58PM

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Let's be fair. We were playing a very strong and experienced team today and I thought our first half performance was quite promising, with Tommy Smith at the heart of many good moves.... Unlike last week we showed more purpose about our play and created chances and could have easily gone ahead before the interval. However United raised their game after the break, we didn't and once they'd scored they just got stronger as we got weaker. Have to agree with you about McAnuff, a complete waste of space who flatters to deceive and delivers nothing, week in - week out. Absolutely amazing he was announced as MOM. Better option would be to play Hoskins, or bring young Ainsworth back from Hereford (scored twice today, yes I know it's Div4). Although we've probably got too many kids playing already and they will always struggle against stronger and experienced teams like Sheff Utd.
RFB-gloryhornetboys
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18/01/2009 00:07:00

Sack him!!!!
jackwebby
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18/01/2009 13:52:00

To the point JackWebby - I like the bluntness....I am getting increasingly inclined to agree with you.
DrWatford
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19/01/2009 10:34:00

I'm not sure Rodgers was at the same game as the rest of us, but so early in his reign he has to be seen to be optimistic. I thought Smith & McAnuff had good games and certainly kept our full backs busy. The whole team seemed nervous and lacking confidence but I'm sure things will improve once the new man gets to grips with the squad. Good luck for the rest of the season.
gloucblade
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19/01/2009 23:34:00

thanks Gloucblade - always interesting to hear the opposition's view. I thought Hendo was extreme subdued which is always good to see a bit of loyalty. Good turn out from the Blades to boot and made plenty of noise...McANUFF keeping a full back busy??? NEVER!!!
DrWatford
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20/01/2009 16:14:00

 

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