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To Hell and back

Hull City
3 - 0
Watford

KC Stadium

29/03/08 @15:00

Attendance: TBC

Referee:

Though Watford and The Premier League probably wouldn`t agree next season, much like last, but still, having lost a nine point lead, slipped to second, to third, to fourth, and now to fifth, it`s hugely disappointing.

It`s easy to point fingers at Aidy, his staff, the Al Bangura fiasco, the loss of Marlon, the loss of AJ, the players as a whole, or even the fans who have been very quick to criticise, berate, and ultimately fail to back the side. This by the way comes from just as ardent a fan as you could wish to meet.

I`m not going to sit here, all smarmy and arrogantly tell you that things were going to go downhill today but somehow I sensed it this morning, and thankfully I didn`t go [not through a lack of commitment].

The brief consolation is that Hull are a good side and certainly the form team in this division and after today`s rout must be finally working their way into the automatic play off picture. The Yellow 'Army` on the other hand can forget automatic promotion and if this run of 7 points from our last eight continues, relegation should be avoided, just.

So what`s gone wrong, well, Aidy`s the gaffer and the man paid [probably over the odds] to change these things, and changes need to be made. The transfer market has never really been Aidy`s forte, no-one can say he`s been consistent and for every Matt Spring, there`s been a Sietes, and who was scoring Luton`s winner today? Spring notched two, and even notched last time these two meet at the KC. Also perhaps worth noting was a goal from Hornets reject Albert Jarrett for Oldham in a 4-1 win. Evidently had something.

With Henderson and Eustace suspended, the squad lacks bite, DeMerit, Shittu and Williamson won`t shirk a challenge, but do you really feel threatened by the figures or appearance of Jay or Lee? No. Henderson`s presence and the bearded, scruff that is Eustace should strike a chord of terror in the likes of Frazier Campbell.

Just for reference boys, that`s Frazier Campbell, nippy Manchester United loanee, on-fire and the Tiger`s top scorer, not one to watch mind.

Before Campbell tucked home the second on thirteen minutes from Hendrik Pedersen`s cross, Watford had been one down for twelve minutes as with their first attack, Hull took the lead. A free kick delivered into the Hornets area was easily nodded home by centre back Michael Turner to give the home side a somethingth second lead.

Though there was little, if any marked improvement, McAnuff got a shot off which Welsh cap Myhill punched away over-dramatically before supersub Folan leapt off the bench to hold off half the defence and slip the third past Richard Lee.

What do they feed teams in the North? That`s West Brom and Hull, two from 'oop North` that`ve tonked us now and no Southern team has had the same effect - yet.

Steve Kabba completed a miserable afternoon, sent off for a barrage of abuse aimed at Uriah Rennie is as much as a dodgy tackle, petulance evident.

But it`s ok guys, 'cos that leaves the untried and probably hapless John-Ellington axis for the next Saturday.

I think I might have caught cold by then ;-)

Hull City
Myhill; Ricketts, Turner, Brown, Dawson; Garcia, Ashbee, Marney, Pedersen; Windass and Campbell.

The strangers in Yellow
Lee; DeMerit, Shittu (c)*, Bromby, Sadler; Smith, Williamson, Bangura, McAnuff; Kabba and Ellington.

Referee: Mr U.Rennie

*The captaincy: Does it mean anything? Does 'CONTINUITY` mean anything, sort it out please Adrian.


Writer:wfc123
Date:Saturday March 29 2008
Time: 6:40PM

Comments

0
Nice Article! Oh, you forgot one thing mate, Jason Norville, the Legend he is, scored also today. Maybe former hornets are making a dig out of us haha!
aussihornet9
29/03/2008 19:34:00
0
I think you have made some good points. I feel though that we are not out of the automatic race yet 4 points behind second with a game in hand isn't bad when you consider charlton 8 points behind us & sheff utd 4 behind them. This league is hard & tight.
watford1881
30/03/2008 14:31:00
0
Can't see you making the play off's at this rate...!
horseworrier
30/03/2008 22:07:00
0
Jason Norville, what a ledge. Haha, a goal at Hillsborough.
wfc123
04/04/2008 11:47:00
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