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Are we liked?

Have you ever wondered if other teams/people like us? When I listen to the half-time results or if I`m stuck at home watching Soccer Saturday and Luton or QPR lose I smile but I often wonder how people feel about us.

Of course there are other sides as well who I hope will lose. This could`ve been down to defeats that have left a bad taste in my mouth, nasty fans or just personnel at a club.

I know that QPR fans don`t really have much time for us, and I remember being told about a Wycombe vs Luton game where the whole crowd sang anti-Watford songs which made me chuckle. Other than that I don`t really think there are any other teams who dislike us.

Sadly I don`t get too travel to that many away games at the moment but generally I`ve always enjoyed banter with away fans, well except Birmingham. Mind you I haven`t visited Cardiff or Millwall.

So far most Premier League fans feedback seems to be positive, between websites and phone-in shows people seem to hope that we do well. Courtesy of being stuck in Dublin most weekends I end up relying on Jeff Stelling and his interesting mix of reporters for updates. So far the panel don`t really rate our chances but they like our spirit.

Whilst most of you were sitting in Vicarage Road watching the game, I was sat at home. I was really impressed with the credit that we were given by the two commentators, especially in the second half where I felt we could`ve bagged all three points. It`s always a frustrating sign when the opposing keeper gets named man of the match.

I changed my job two weeks ago, as the first interview came to an end the interviewer (my future boss) asked me about football. I told him that I was a Watford season ticket holder, he started telling me how much of a genius Aidy Boothroyd was. He was so positive that I thought I`d met another Watford fan, sadly I was wrong. He and 90% of the football fans in the office are all Liverpool fans, but after working in an office full of ladies who weren`t interested in football, they made a nice change.

In the last two weeks I`ve enjoyed various conversations about football, everybody I`ve spoken to has said positive things about Watford. It`s fair to say that they aren`t sure if we`ll stay up but as long as we remain positive WHO KNOWS?!?!?!





WRITTEN BY SCOTT BALAAM




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Date:Monday September 18 2006

Time: 1:47PM

Your Comments

Interesting article. I think that most fans of other clubs like us - apart from Luton and QPR!
AdamP
Everyone loves the underdog. Watford, under Boothroyd (who is a genuis!) have achieved great things. The club play good football and keep battling which football fans like. You'll win more fans than you lose this season no matter what the outcome in May. Good luck Watford.
Hughes Da Man
Thanks HDM
AdamP
You are more than welcome.
Hughes Da Man
Thats because for most teams ur an easy three points thats why they like you no other reason. people dont like chelsea or man utd beacuse u know that even if u play ur best there still gonna nick a winner in the 93rd minute
Stevie is a ranger
I think most fans enjoyed the fact you came from nowhere and got promoted. So well done! Guys don't take this the wrong way but it's your style of football that will get you disliked. Before you say my team are crap let me finish. Your a bit like Wimbledon where and we had to slash the admission price when they came to play just to put bums on seats. I know you are playing to your strengths and good luck to you but you will see some good football this season and see the comparison (even if you reckon you didn't see it on Saturday).
Gazvilla
I like playing QPR because we are always guarenteed 3 points. Have fun when ur in League One xx
AdamP
I will like you if you can do a Wigan and produced a couple of Chimbondas for Spurs to buy, saw the game on the weekend, taking note of Vicarage Road, looks a nice friendly village green type club.
TeddyLyon
VICARAGE ROAD, WHERE THE MEN ARE MEN ,AND SO ARE MOST OF THE WOMEN.........
monty zumas
 

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