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Watford 'wallop' Wolves

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Molinuex

11.08.07 @ 17:20

Attendance: 23 115

Referee:

"Grrr, good old Watford, can always rely on them to concede needlessly seconds before half-time". Yes, they put us through the mill week in, week out, more often that not when we are actually expected to be succeeding. That was the case once again today as the Hornets left it later than late to claim victory at the Molinuex.

The first half seemed to pass Mick McCarthy`s Wolves side by as Watford took centre stage and controlled the proceedings. Although not peppering young Wayne Hennessey with shots every minute, the Wolves backline were certainly sweating in the evening sun.

After seven minutes the lead should have been Watford`s as Tamas Priskin worked himself into a good position down the right. His perfectly placed ball across the penalty area should have found Jobi McAnuff who had failed to make a run into the centre. Had he have gambled, the Jamaican would surely have marked his debut with a goal.

Watford continued to get wide and work hard down the flanks with Tommy Smith and Jobi McAnuff menacing Wolves full backs Gray and Collins. In the centre Lee Williamson was supporting the strike force well. It was Williamson`s free kick that nearly lead to a Watford goal as Jay DeMerit somehow failed to connect with the set-play.

Wolves did begin to come into the contest more after that scare and Andy Keogh proved pivotal in that as he combined well with Michael Kightly to blaze over before his part in the goal. It was the perfect pass from Keogh that set Seyi George Olofinjana free to dink the ball over Mart Poom.

Half-time: 1-0

The interval bought the withdrawal of Tamas Priskin who after making one great opening was his usual, hapless, uninterested self. Darius Henderson replaced the Hungarian to my approval at least, even if everyone else prefers to Magyar.

It was another substitute that helped win the game though, Steve Kabba of all people, a man frozen out of pre-season and sent to play with the reserves against League Two opposition all summer.

However, before Kabba`s heroics came those of a man who spent the majority of the promotion season being crudely treated by fans who were disillusioned by his performances. Jordan Stewart stepped up to the plate on eighty-five minutes thumped a tremendous nigh-on thirty yard free kick past Wayne Hennessy to equalise. His first goal for the club, and probably only considering his normally wayward shooting.

The winner came nine minutes later, deep into the allotted stoppage time. Steve Kabba found himself in the penalty area and, whether under his own weight or the attention of Neill Collins, tumbled to win a penalty which King duly converted. "I told you we would win, two-one I said, no-one would believe me"…Yes, Vital Watford readers, we all, even I, can be that fickle!

An afternoon dominated by Watford`s underdogs as they defeated the Wolves…

Watford: Poom; Doyley; Shittu, DeMerit, Stewart; Smith (Kabba), Mahon (c), Williamson, McAnuff; King and Priskin (Henderson).

Wolves: Hennessey; Collins, Ward, Breen (Edwards), Gray; Kightly, Potter, Olofinjana, S Ward; Keogh and Elliott (Bothroyd).

Star Player

Jobi McAnuff (Watford)-Worked hard and a constant threat to the Neill Collins at right back. Would have scored on another day.

Manager Rating

Aidy Boothroyd (8)-Threw on Kabba and Henderson after going behind and the former played a huge part in the winner.

Opponent Rating

Mick McCarthy (5)-Saw his side outclassed in the first half, then fail to add to a goals advantage in the second before throwing it away in nine mad minutes.


Writer:wfc123
Date:Saturday August 11 2007
Time: 8:45PM

Comments

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Worst i have seen wolves play all season by far - you were nothing special either - especially your set plays. Your article is totally bias - also forgetting to add the first goal of yours - a shabby free kick - going into the middle of the goal - took a HUGE deflection off Jay Bothroyd - and landed top corner... However - these things happen. Your penalty - a gimme goal - a draw would have been fair. You were by far the better team - especially strength wise - but we are definately going to be 10x better than that in the next few weeks when we start rolling, not walking! Our defence is an utter disgrace - your attack is full of posers and no hopers - we both have problems! Maybe next time - you could write a clearer article on the game =) However i can understand why you need to write propaganda - someone needs to make you sound good =)
PremiershipWolf
12/08/2007 10:05:00
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Watford manager Adrian Boothroyd "Wolves were far better than us for much of the game and you can't brush that under the carpet. We all know there is a lot of hard work to be done. "From my viewpoint, after the break I didn't think we expressed a winning behaviour. I thought we were far too open. "On another day we could quite easily have lost that game." Hmmm Aidy seems to disagree and thinks we were better - hmm...
PremiershipWolf
12/08/2007 10:11:00
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NOT TO WORRY WOLFIE, KEV FOLEY'S ON HIS WAY FROM THE MIGHTY HATTERS TO SHAW UP YOUR LEAKY DEFENCE , AS ALWAYS SHI#FORD GOT LUCKY IN THE LAST FIVE...........JAMMY OR WHAT, AINT WE GLAD WE DITCHED DIADONUT THIS SEASON FOR KITS MADE BY A REAL MAUFACTURER ,PUMA.....YOUR AWAY KIT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER WOULD HAVE IN HIS LATEST PRODUCTION OF JOSEPH !!!!!!!!COME ON LUTON...
monty zumas
13/08/2007 12:45:00
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it aint a fashion show
WFG
14/08/2007 21:35:00
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Nice come back ^^
PremiershipWolf
15/08/2007 16:58:00
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