Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

'Abysmal' defending blasted at Watford

'Abysmal' defending blasted at Watford

Watford might have the worst defensive record in the whole Championship - if not the whole country - but it was Owen Coyle who ripped into his side`s defenders at Vicarage Road last night.

The Burnley boss was fuming after seeing his claret and blue backline concede '3 soft goals` and insisted "I could probably go in myself at 42 and defend better than that - it`s not on!".

Coyle, who also let rip at half time at a lack of effort, slammed "We defended abysmally...I am not going to stand by and watch that defending week in and week out.'

He added "I wouldn`t expect to see that on a playground."

Sadly there was no acknowledgement that both Rasiak and Hoskins were a right ol` handful all night long for Clarke Carlisle and co nor that Priskin`s brace was notched up with 2 splendid finishes on the end of two excellent moves.

And of Jobi McAnaff`s 2nd minute opener, Coyle added "…you could have driven a double decker bus through the defence and even then their lad [Jobi] needed two attempts to put it in".

But the Braveheart Burnley boss also bleated "I can accept getting beat with a bit of quality but when it is self inflicted it leaves a bad taste in the mouth…."

Bad taste? That will be the 'sour grapes` then Owen!



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

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Wednesday January 28 2009
Time: 10:17AM

Comments

0
Without Eagles, your team is very plain and i am being very nice about you.
ANDY710
28/01/2009 12:21:00
0
Everything went through Eagles. It seemed as though all the other Burnley players had been instructed to get him on the ball at every occasion. Doyley did a marvellous job in shutting him out for long periods.
DrWatford
28/01/2009 12:56:00
0
Not greatest showing ever but better... esp new boy Williamson & Cork....
watford1881
28/01/2009 20:41:00
0
It wasn't the greatest showing i agree, but when you are used to watching utter rubbish, going to the game, wondering if we will score and how many we will concede, to me, that win was special, because, i came out of the game feeling happy and for once in a long time
ANDY710
29/01/2009 17:03:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

A Premier League Brexit Breakdown

The numbers have been crunched from the Brexit vote and details have now been given for each local authority to provide an 'idea' of how fans of each Premier...

Premier League's Last 20 Goal A Season Scorers

Every club in the Premier League aspires to unearth, develop or sign a guaranteed 20 goals a season kind of striker but they are always in short supply.

Deeney & Prodl Look Forward

Troy Deeney has obviously reflected on his unfortunate error in the weekend's loss to Crystal Palace, but the midweek round of interviews also have Sebastien Prodl looking forward.

Premier League Confirm 2017/18 Fixture Release Date

The Premier League have now confirmed the date on which the fixtures for the campaign of 2017/18 will be released.

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)

Crystal Palace MotM
Suggested By:
Gomes2%
Cathcart6%
Kaboul6%
Prodl18%
Britos0%
Janmaat0%
Capoue0%
Behrami0%
Cleverley0%
Niang0%
Deeney68%
Sub-Doucoure0%
Sub-Amrabat0%
Sub-Success0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
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)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 12:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 1 2017 8:00PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Daniel Smith12
2.Adewadey1
Vital Football Comment