Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Sannino wants more personality from players

Sannino wants more personality from players

Beppe Sannino says his players need to show more personality after the Hornets surrendered a two-goal lead, ultimately losing 4-2 at Nottingham Forest.

Gabriele Angella put the Golden Boys 2-0 up with goals either side of the break; the first an audacious flick with from a corner kick, the second a firm header from a free-kick.

The introduction of three strikers from the bench changed the game for promotion-chasing Forest, who levelled through Simon Cox before goals from Darius Henderson and Jamie Mackie turned the game on its head.

Cox helped himself to a second as time ran out to leave Watford to reflect on what might have been.

Speaking afterwards to The Watford Observer, Sannino said: "It's not only the mental side, it's the battling side, the personality.

'It's like a war - we have to consider the personality of the players and I blame myself as well.'

The Italian admitted that Forest had been by far the better side in the second half, condemning Watford's lax defending which had led to three goals coming from balls delivered into the penalty area.

"I think we should be honest and say Nottingham Forest were better than us in the second half.

"They were pushing a lot and we were not able to prevent them from delivering crosses from out wide and this was a problem for us. We conceded three goals that were the same.'

Reds boss Billy Davies - who made the decision to start with a defender up front whilst naming five strikers on the substitutes' bench - praised the impact of his three substitutes, who each got on the scoresheet.

Davies told The Nottingham Post.

"I am pleased for the three substitutes and the goals they got. I am delighted for Mackie, because of the way he took the decision not to play him from the start.'

Never one to avoid the chance to pat himself on the back, Davies continued: "Football managers` roles are to be criticised, to be speculated upon and to be questioned, when it comes to decisions and your strategy.

"I have to say I get more right than I get wrong. I am certainly not perfect. Nobody is. But I have got more right than I have got wrong.'

Click here to read the match report from the City Ground. Click here to view Thursday's match facts & stats.



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

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Friday January 31 2014
Time: 12:30AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Stats: West Bromwich Albion v Watford

All the stats from West Bromwich Albion (3) vs (1) Watford, The Hawthorns, 3/12/16 Att:

Team Sheets - West Bromwich Albion v Watford

Watford go to the Hawthorns as the visitors to West Brom for the latest Premier League game.

West Brom v Watford - Follow On Twitter

Watford go to the Hawthorns as the visitors to West Brom today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

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:
Gomes0%
Holebas0%
Kabasele0%
Prodl0%
Zuniga0%
Amrabat0%
Guedioura0%
Capoue0%
Pereyra0%
Okaka0%
Deeney0%
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 13 9 3 1 30 18
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
7 Man Utd 13 5 5 3 20 3
8 Everton 13 5 4 4 19 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
11 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
12 AFC Bournemouth 13 4 3 6 15 -4
13 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
14 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
15 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
16 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

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 Football Comment