Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Hornets round off miserable pre-season

Hornets round off miserable pre-season

WATFORD WENT down 1-0 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this afternoon to League One Colchester United, a result which wraps up a miserable pre-season for Sean Dyche.

Results have not been great for the new gaffer and by all accounts some of the performances have been pretty drab too.

Admittedly the one game I took in, versus Wealdstone, we looked below-par in parts and ultimately fitness told in a 3-1 win - our only friendly victory this term.

In 2008, departed boss Aidy Boothroyd described his side's pre-season performances as 'crap'. Boothroyd was sacked in November. Dyche will be hoping this isn't an omen.

Most fans will be unconcerned, I'm unconcerned by our results too, pre-season is afterall about fitness and gelling in the new boys. But, if the squad is struggling to integrate to all the changes as a whole, then we have a problem.

There are now just SEVEN days until the new campaign begins in earnest at Burnley. One can only assume that Dychey and co. will be putting in the hard yards down at London Colney between now and then.

Watford 2011/12 Pre-season round-up:

July 9: Boreham Wood 2-2 WATFORD: (First-half) Bond; Doyley, Mariappa, Mirfin, Tumwa; Bryan, Murray, Eustace, Forsyth; Massey, Sordell.

(Second half) Gilmartin; Thompson, Hoban, Oshodi, Bennett; Isaac, Jenkins, Walker, Mingoia; Assombalonga, Deeney.

July 19: Wealdstone 1-3 WATFORD: Loach; Hodson (Thompson 66), Mariappa (Mirfin 66), Taylor (Bennett 66), Doyley (Sordell 45); Yeates (Assombalonga 66), Eustace (Isaac 66), Jenkins (Walker 66), Forsyth (Oshodi 66); Iwelumo, Deeney (Mingoia 66), (Massey 66).

July 23: Wimbledon 2-1 WATFORD: Watford: Gilmartin; Hodson (Forsyth 64), Mariappa, Taylor, Doyley; Eustace; Deeney, Buaben (Jenkins 56), Yeates (Whichelow 68); Iwelumo (Massey 27), Sordell

July 26: Brentford 0-0 WATFORD: Loach; Bennett, Mirfin, Taylor (Mariappa 45), James (trialist) (Thompson 57); Yeates (Mingoia 71), Bauben (Jenkins 71), Walker (Mahon 57), Forsyth; Whichelow (Deeney 57), Sordell.

July 30: Colchester United 1-0 WATFORD: Loach; Doyley, Mariappa, Taylor, Dickinson; Eustace; Yeates (Whichelow 71), Buaben (Jenkins 46), Forsyth (Mingoia 85); Deeney, Sordell. Not used: Hodson, Walker, Mirfin, Bennett and Thompson.



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

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Saturday July 30 2011
Time: 7:34PM

Comments

0
In fairness Boothroyd's departunre was less to do with performances and more to do with board room cover up's by Simpson and Ashton when the money had run out.
chriswfc
30/07/2011 23:03:00
0
It was the culmination of everything, but it was also the last time we had a poor run of pre-season results.
wfc123
31/07/2011 07:17:00
0
We have never had a good preseason, they haven't had any games at homes over the last few years, I can't get motivated for them like so many others. Just don't want the gloom mongers appearing. Let's see where we are after 10 proper matches.
ANDY710
01/08/2011 08:35:00
0
Gone are the days of Inter Milan or Willem II at home!
wfc123
01/08/2011 11:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Staged or Real?

Recent Watford Articles

Match Day Officials v Everton (10/12/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Everton this weekend.

Pereyra's Successful Appeal

With Roberto Pereyra being shown a straight red card in last weekend's game against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns, Watford have had some good news.

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.

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%
Holebas11%
Kabasele0%
Prodl0%
Zuniga0%
Amrabat77%
Guedioura0%
Capoue0%
Pereyra0%
Okaka0%
Deeney11%
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
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

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
The Vital Football Members League