Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Malky goes all Fergie!

Malky goes all Fergie!

They're both Scottish, but that's probably where the similarities end between Sir Alex Ferguson and Malky Mackay, but yesterday Mackay followed his countryman's lead in citing the referee's time-keeping as a reason for his side losing at Portsmouth.

Watford went down 3-2 at Fratton Park with Michael Brown grabbing the winner ten minutes from time, yet it was the amount of time added on to time added on that irked Mackay:

'I was asking him why he never added on any more time than he did. Five minutes is what he put up and he said he played five minutes, 30 seconds.

'As soon as the five minutes were up, there was another substitution. The ball was in the stand about six or seven times - to the point where one of my players was in the stands trying to find the ball.'


Mackay though did praise the spirit of his side who found themselves behind on the road for the first time this season:

'I think to come out and play the way we did in the second half showed great courage. I have to look at the bigger picture and see the steps forward - the way they have come on.

'It's a very young group which came down and played against a very experienced Portsmouth team, which is full of Premiership players.'


Opposing manager Steve Cotterill unsurprisingly had no complaints after his side grabbed all three points to give them 10 out of the last 12 available to them:

'I said to them, 'there are goals in you two. You've got to get into areas where there are shooting opportunities for you.'

'I remember speaking to Michael in America. I said to him 'where has Michael Brown the goalscoring midfield player gone?'

'He has quality in him and he has goals. He has shown that already a couple of times this season.'


The defeat sees Watford slip to fifth ahead of their clash with Ipswich on Tuesday.



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

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Sunday October 17 2010
Time: 1:47PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Don't know where he got 5 minutes from in the first place!
paultsmouth
17/10/2010 16:50:00
0
a bit of a poor excuse about the time keeping but to be fair you gave us a bit of a physical and football battering at times, and i thought we were probably slightly lucky as we were sitting too deep at times and inviting pressure on, about time we did get some luck tho
Super Bock 1898
17/10/2010 20:38:00
0
Agreed. I'd be looking at the fact we didn't get rid properly for the first goal; we conceded the second immediately after going ahead etc etc.
wfc123
18/10/2010 12:13:00
0
Malky please stop blaming refs every time we lose!!!
goatswilly
18/10/2010 16:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Vital View - Premier League, 24th-26th September

We saw impressive wins for Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Southampton with the Sunderland and West Ham struggles continuing.

Stats: Burnley v Watford

All the stats from Burnley (2) vs (0) Watford, Turf Moor, 26/9/16 Att:

Team Sheets - Burnley v Watford

Watford go to Turf Moor as the visitors to Burnley for the latest Premier League match.

Follow Burnley v Watford On Twitter

Watford go to Turf Moor as the visitors to Burnley today, this will be an 8pm kick-off.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Harry Welch
Editor email
Profile
KDCallanan
no email
Profile
chrisgwfc
no email
Profile
Colin Cowan
no email
Profile
Alex Moore
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Burnley MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gomes0%
Amrabat0%
Cathcart0%
Prodl0%
Britos0%
Holebas0%
Pereyra0%
Behrami0%
Capoue0%
Ighalo0%
Deeney0%
Sub - Zuniga0%
Sub - Success100%
Sub - Kenedy0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 6 6 0 0 18 13
2 Spurs 6 4 2 0 14 7
3 Arsenal 6 4 1 1 13 8
4 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 7
5 Everton 6 4 1 1 13 6
6 Man Utd 6 4 0 2 12 5
7 Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 10 3
8 Chelsea 6 3 1 2 10 1
9 Southampton 6 2 2 2 8 1
10 WBA 6 2 2 2 8 1
11 Watford 6 2 1 3 7 -1
12 Leicester City 6 2 1 3 7 -3
13 Burnley 6 2 1 3 7 -3
14 Hull City 6 2 1 3 7 -5
15 AFC Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 7 -5
16 Middlesbrough 6 1 2 3 5 -3
17 Swansea 6 1 1 4 4 -5
18 West Ham 6 1 0 5 3 -9
19 Stoke 6 0 2 4 2 -11
20 Sunderland 6 0 1 5 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 16 2016 1:30PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 6 2016 2:15PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League