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Don The Cow gets Malky praise

Don The Cow gets Malky praise

It might come a massive shock to some of our regular VitalWatford visitors (close your ears Dirk Thrust) but Watford boss Malky Mackay has thrown a whole heap of praise at "fantastic" Hornets midfielder Don Cowie.

The Scottish international midfielder has rarely hit the heights of his debut first season south of the border after being plucked for SPL outfit Inverness Caledonian Thistle last year and, in recent weeks, has started to find himself on the end of the boo-boys frustration.

But he has found comfort in the fellow tartan arms of Malky Mackay who, despite dropping Don to the bench for the trip to Deepdale over Easter, stated "Don is clever, he is very fit and his quality at deadball situations shines through".

The gaffer added that The Cow`s performance at home to Plymouth was "impressive"i> (he does have a point - it was notably better than recent weeks) but hinted that maybe, just maybe fans haven`t seen the full Cowie effect, stating "Sometime`s he`s been in the shade of Tom [Cleverley] and Henri Lansbury."

Let`s face it though with those 2 pretentious Premier League youngsters around hogging the limelights, it`s no wonder that Cowie and co fell back into the shadows.

However, now is the time to step up to the plate.


>>>> Unleash your Raging Horn <<<<

Does Malky have a point?
Has Cowie been overshadowed by the kids this year?
Was Don`s performance against Plymouth a marked improvement?

Have your say here at VitalWatford.

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Monday April 12 2010
Time: 8:02PM

Comments

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Yes, I agree with Malky, I thought the Don did play well against Plymouth. Pre Christmas when we were playing at our best (Sheff Wed & QPR), the Don was linking play with Tom & Henri really well; and young Lee Hodson should also get a mention here as he was involved doing many great overlaps and getting crosses in for HH to finish off. I certainly think Lee H played so much better than Mr Mariappa has played for the last 2 months - he seems to have lost all confidence and skill. And since Lee's crossing ability has been missing HH hasn't scored as many either.
oldyella
14/04/2010 10:02:00
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Yeah Don was much better against Plymouth. Mariappa has played really badly post-Christmas and I think Lee Hodson can feel hard done by to have been dropped since Martin Taylor arrived.
wfc123
14/04/2010 11:06:00
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Cowie has been mostly poor this season-he did well v Plymouth-Why? `cos Malky FINALLY DROPPED HIM v PNE! He typifies our gutless away performances but I only asked that poor performers get left out to ensure that they have to fight for their place. Sorry Malky, I still back you but you have picked non-performers ( Cathcart-Hodson in his run of away games,etc)) for too long ande no-one had to fear or fight for their place. If he wants to compare TC & HL-ok-those 2 actually put their foot in rather than COWIE (bottle) IT! Happy if DC keeps it up but stop talking bollox Malky-everyone did ok v Plymuff but Bennett/Eustace/Graham were far better than Cowie!
Dirk Thrust
15/04/2010 08:34:00
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