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Braveheart proud of Watford warriors

Braveheart Watford boss, Malky Mackay reckons he saw a "team of warriors" fight the Watford cause at Elland Road, and insisted there was dignity in defeat to Leeds.

The Hornets gaffer, who`s new buzz word appears to be "courage" told the waiting press that he was "proud of his players…and the way we drove to the end" despite an extra time 2-1 loss to the League One giants.

And, even without yellow and red facepaint, our Braveheart boss hailed "I look at my group and I see a team of warriors out there who really gave their all for the club tonight they threw everything at Leeds…"

Malky added "…we dominated up to about 35 minutes in, played some good stuff and their goalkeeper made 4 or 5 exceptional saves".

Hmm, its not quite "On my command, release war" is it?

And Leeds boss Simon Grayson also completely disagrees with the Watford war cry, stating "[goalkeeper] Shane`s saves were from long distance and they never cut us open…the game should have been dead and buried by the time Watford scored."




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Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 26 2009

Time: 1:14PM

Your Comments

Think we deserved the win overall. We haven't lost a game at Elland Road since early January so it was always gonna be tough for you lot. You had your chances, but Grayson's summary is the accurate one. The young Scum player had your best chance when he struck the post. Other than that, Leeds should have killed the game off earlier.
milkylufc
That`s right Milky. We were under par and should have played better but the best team won. Dunno what game Malky Mackay was watching though but at the end of the day it`s his job to show his players in a better light...
Rotherham White
Braveheart? Yes, that was the rampaging fighting Scot. This time triumphant against the odds..ROBERT SNODGRASS!
Rotherham White
Give credit were it is due,they were two superb goals by snodgrass! but the game was not as one sided as you lot make out, the scum i think your refering to tom cleverley was not watford's best chance,if you seem to remember marvin sordell scored a goal and should have baged two on the night. Tom cleverley hit the post and shortly before that ur keeper pulled of a fine save to deny don cowie.Watford controlled alot more of the game than you make out, you lot are wright though elland road was always going to be a tough place to go and win,i would have said that before the match.Finally could be your year to get promotion from league one. Its about time u lot done so,with players such as bechio beckford and snodgrass in the team.
Golden Looney
Golden Looney, appreciate the promo endorsement cheers, for Leeds this the highest placed opposition we face this season unless we get Prem side in FA. proud of the way the team competed. As Leeds were without a acouple key players, in particular the captain / centre back rock Richard Naylor, starting left back Parker, but made a good early league start this was good match up rather than ' a 'giant killing'' cup tie. For the record the stats show Leeds did have more possession, but from the terraces it appeared evenly balanced, but Leeds were definately looking the more dangerous. Had our recognised strike force of Becchio with Beckford started, they have proven they score given chances, in a game with 21 shots or 5 corners. It was no coincidence Watford got back in the tie in the last 10 minutes after niavley the 2 strikers were subbed and we tried to protect a lead, thats when we lost our edge. Had those 2 stayed on when Watford pressed hard in the last 10mins they showed alnite they pace / skill that would have caught you on the break. Beckford does not miss the 2 easy chances our 4th string striker Showumni missed. (who was a sub in only his 2nd competative game in 8 months after a lung blood clot!) Stats Leeds United Watford Goals: 2 1 Possession: 52 48 Shots On Target: 12 9 Shots Off Target:9 11 Corners: 5 5 Fouls: 23 11 Most Fouls: Kisnorbo(4) Eustace(4) Yellow Cards: 2 2 Red Cards: 0 0
sunshine whites
Agree! this was a good match up,and i think ur stats does prove this. Watford were also without the likes of jay demerit scott loach tommy smith and also jobi mcanuff who did not play that night cause he is now a reading player,and tommy smith now at portsmouth.So i think the majority of watford fans was not that convinced we would get a result at elland road! tom cleverley and latsbury are good players but were still looking flat particulary in midfield. Leeds were the better team on the night and deserve to be in the third round.
Golden Looney
 

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