Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Is 23rd really a sign of the Times?

Is 23rd really a sign of the Times?



Thought the Times was one of those broadsheets you could trust for a frank, honest opinion with little in the way of speculation or downright tittle tattle?

Well, you might just want to revisit that opinion after the ever-so in the know hacks on Fleet Street`s so-called 'finest` sports desk predicted Watford would finish the 2009-2010 Championship in 23rd!

Relegated. Cannon fodder. Through the trapdoor into footballing wilderness… yes really.

Ok, so its hardly surprising that their lower league knowledge isn`t quite what it`s cracked up to be when they spend all of their attention on the Top 4 but when you take a look at some of their other forecasted finishes you do have to wonder if they sent the YTS boy out to collate the table!

Leicester as high as 6th? QPR down in 18th and perennial play-off scrapers Preston in 15th - below the likes of Doncaster and Derby who are both are on track for the Top 10 apparently?

Yes Newcastle could well struggle - but below the likes of Barnsley, Cov and Palace?

The review isn`t too hot on the Hornets either. Malky Mackay "may find the job too big for him". "A club seemingly intent on downsizing"… Intent on downsizing? Didn`t their spotty oik of a YTS boy dig out the fact that we have fought back administration for the last 18 months?

Clearly not. Still, there is hope - Remember that first year under Aidy when everybody included his own mother wrote us off as favourites for relegation only for us to go and stuck it up the league that year.

Here at VitalWatford, admittedly our expectations aren`t that high and mid table obscurity would do nicely this time round but we reckon our Braveheart boss has that fighting spirit of 2005-2006 in his blood…

If you want a giggle, here`s the complete 'Predicted Table` as published by The Times…

1st Sheff Utd
2nd Middlesborough
3rd West Brom
4th Cardiff City
5th Nottingham Forest
6th Leicester City
7th Ipswich Town
8th Derby County
9th Doncaster Rovers
10th Reading
11th Bristol City
12th Sheffield Weds
13th Peterborough United
14th Crystal Palace
15th Preston North End
16th Barnsley
17th Swansea City
18th QPR
19th Coventry City
20th Newcastle United
21st Blackpool
22nd Scunthorpe
23rd Watford
24th Plymough Argyle



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

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Tuesday August 4 2009
Time: 5:31PM

Comments

0
Well can not wait for the big ko come saturday,can not see watford being that low of the table come end of season.I think were be in the top half of the championship.Top ten would be more realistic,thats with smudger and prisken on board. As for ellington,we all know he has never been interested in the club,he won't be missed..
Golden Looney
04/08/2009 23:27:00
0
Lazy Journalism, pick a club out the hat, i'm not expecting too much this season, i would like to see more home wins and more importantly, players giving 100%+. Those of you that fear we will be in trouble with out smith, priskn etc, we have always been a selling club, thats life, it's who we can bring in to replace and if they can perform that counts.
ANDY710
06/08/2009 10:55:00
0
Click here to read Vital Hartlepool's guide to the new Championship season. I think you'll like it better than the one above.
PooliePoolie
06/08/2009 14:36:00
0
By the one above I mean the Times article not the excellent write up from Dr Watford!
PooliePoolie
06/08/2009 14:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Staged or Real?

Recent Watford Articles

Mazzarri Eyes New Keeper

Gomes the man with the gloves at Vicarage Road but Watford boss Mazzarri is apparently looking to bring in another player to challenge the former Tottenham keeper.

Watford And West Brom Handed FA Charge

Watford have been charged by the Football Association following the events on Saturday, which saw both sets of players clash in our defeat at West Brom.

Vital View - Premier League, 3rd-5th December 2016

Chelsea's win against Manchester City keeps them at the top ahead of Arsenal now. Swansea, Hull and Sunderland are the sides that remain in the bottom three.

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

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)

West Brom MotM
Suggested By:
Gomes1%
Holebas12%
Kabasele0%
Prodl0%
Zuniga0%
Amrabat75%
Guedioura0%
Capoue0%
Pereyra0%
Okaka0%
Deeney12%
Sub - Ighalo0%
Sub - Sinclair0%
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