Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Homegrown Hornets undone by Blues

Homegrown Hornets undone by Blues

Watford`s dreams of landing the FA Youth Cup with homegrown talent were quickly and decisively put to bed early tonight by a glittering display of Chelsea`s up and coming international starlets at Vicarage Road.

The Hornets, who had beaten the much fancied Liverpool at Anfield in the 5th Round, were battered 4-0 by the big time Blues as Chelsea`s global (and expensive) recruitment of the world`s top young talent was far too hot for Watford`s Academy products to handle.

Portuguese winger Alio Darjo - who had caught the eye of Bayern Munich before joining Chelsea for a fee that could rise to £5m - opened the scoring just before the half hour mark and the Premier League side doubled their lead on the stroke of half time thanks to a penalty from Swedish striker Marko Mitrovic.

Ok, Watford had a handful of chances with Murray and Massay looking the most likely to trouble the scorers but Holland U21 international centre back, Jeffrey van Homoet Bruma, killed of any thoughts of a comeback with Chelsea`s 3rd as the second half got under way.

Turkish international Gokhan Tore - who is high on Barcelona`s wish list - was a thorn in the Hornets side all night and will be one to watch for the future and it was the former Bayer Leverkusen man who set up English midfielder (no, really!) Josh McEachran to dril home the final nail in the FA Youth Cup coffin.

After all the build up on the 'fficial site and rave reviews following the win on Merseyside, this defeat will be a massive comedown back to earth for a bump for the Watford Academy...but it's all good experience.



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

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Wednesday February 17 2010
Time: 9:36PM

Comments

0
Good experience for the young men to get this far in the competition, come up against quality young opposition such as Chelsea and Liverpool, getting the first team treatment, a decent turnout and so on. Obviously they won't all make the cut, but that's the nature of the beast. However some will make the cut and that is obviously integral for a club of our size to continue and progress.
wfc123
17/02/2010 23:20:00
0
Good experience for the boys, shame we didn't get a handle on the game though! Also shame Connor smith didn't get on as he is one for the future, certainly was a worthy runner-up in footballs next star and a food catch for us I think!
lokymd
18/02/2010 14:38:00
0
Oops I meant a "good" catch not "food" catch! Soz!!
lokymd
18/02/2010 14:39:00
0
sorry chaps - you were played off the park!
merlin
18/02/2010 21:29:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Millwall Set - Arsenal Stays

Ahead of the weekend's action against Middlesbrough, Watford confirmed the details of the FA Cup fourth round tie against Millwall.

Vital View - Premier League, 14th-15th Jan 2017

Chelsea returned to winning ways to open up a seven point lead at the top of the Premier League with Tottenham up to 2nd. Swansea are bottom, below Sunderland and Hull - who did win.

Stats: Watford v Middlesbrough

All the stats from Watford (0) vs (0) Middlesbrough, Vicarage Road, 14/1/17 Att: 20,659

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)

Middlesbrough MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gomes2%
Kaboul0%
Prodl0%
Britos0%
Kabasele16%
Capoue0%
Behrami33%
Holebas0%
Doucoure16%
Deeney0%
Okaka33%
Sub - Pantilimon0%
Sub - Cleverley0%
Sub - Zuniga0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Millwall (a)
FA Cup
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 25 2017 5:30PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football