Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Midweek Memoirs of Mr Bodell

Midweek Memoirs of Mr Bodell
So the European Championships are getting more and more exciting as we enter the final Quarter Final this Sunday evening. Italy have sneaked through, and, much like the Germans will be fancied to go further having hit form at the 'right time`.

I`ve been suprised, but pleasantly so, to see Croatia and Portugal and Holland crash out of the Euros so far, I had those sides down to progress and the way the that they`ve gone out too is excitement in the extreme. The Dutch last night were taught a lesson by one of their favoured sons, Guus Hiddink, a man I`d love to have/or seen in the England job at some point. His tournemant record with footballing 'no-bodies` is superb.

It seems that you can never count out the Turkish, though they`ve only got 13 outfield players for the next round, they have something about them, a never-say-die attitude which has carried them from the verge of going out to the Semi`s. Their manager, Fatih Terim has also been very impressive tactically, personality-wise and evidently motivationally. It`s also good to see and Englishman, Colin Kazim-Richards there, all be it he did play for Sheffield United!

Croatia will have England again in the World Cup qualifiers if we don`t sort it out. They have played sides off the park and ground out wins, or played them off the park and comfortably one until they were amazingly beaten on penalties by Turkey. As long as England concede lots of penalties, we should scrape a point against them in the Qualifiers.


Why does our national side have no-where near as much passion for the shirt/country/national anthem as half of those at the Euros. I understand that footballing ability has to come above a good singing voice, but every single Turk, and every single Croat and every single German belt out their national anthem, it sends shivers down my neck, I want that from my side. I sang the national anthem at Wembley when watching Torquay - Ebbsfleet and it was so invigorating. I want some passion and pride back in English football!

Last thing on England, I promise; to all the 'experts` and 'pundits` saying how sad it is England aren`t there, jog on, we would be beaten by most teams there other than Sweden, Austria, Poland and Greece and even they would give us a run for our money, finally it means we don`t have to read newspaper articles about our managers ineptness nor the W.A.G culture.

Here is my tip[s], either Italy or Germany to lift the trophy. I just feel that they stuttered, hugely, in the group stages and their experience, class and overall package will shine and they will probably contest the final, if that`s possible, I haven`t actually checked my wallchart!

Personally, I want Italy to win as I backed them in a prediction tournament, so no pressure the Azzurri!

Tom Bodell

Writer:wfc123
Date:Wednesday June 25 2008
Time: 12:32PM

Comments

0
Will be hard for Italy to win since they're eliminated
watfordfc
25/06/2008 18:44:00
0
Yes...but 'This Sunday evening...' Hence, written before they were, numpty.
wfc123
25/06/2008 19:47:00
0
not midweek memoirs then eh numpty
watfordfc
27/06/2008 10:49:00
0
Well done numpty, but unfortunately, so's that people like you can knock my work, I have to get it done when I can, this week, I had to write it on Sunday...
wfc123
27/06/2008 13:51:00
0
I'm sure watfordfc will make a good mind reader.
watford1881
28/06/2008 18:45:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Watford Watching Hull Keeper?

Eldin Jakupovic, Hull's current no.1, is reportedly interesting Watford, along with Crystal Palace, Leicester, Sunderland and Aston Villa?

Player & Goal Of The Season Voting Open

Watford have today opened voting on the Player of the Season and Goal of the Season awards, with the former renamed the Graham Taylor Player of the Season Award.

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (24/4/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Vital View - Premier League, 22nd-23rd April 2017

Chelsea & Tottenham weren't in action so it was Champions League and relegation spots up for grabs - Sunderland & Middlesbrough are virtually down but Swansea have a chance.

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)

Hull MotM
Suggested By:
Gomes0%
Janmaat50%
Prodl0%
Britos50%
Holebas0%
Cleverley0%
Doucoure0%
Amrabat0%
Capoue0%
Niang0%
Deeney0%
Sub-Success0%
Sub-Okaka0%
Sub-Zuniga0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 33 22 8 3 74 47
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 32 17 12 3 63 26
6 Arsenal 32 18 6 8 60 24
7 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 34 11 5 18 38 -8
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 33 10 7 16 37 -13
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 34 5 12 17 27 -19
20 Sunderland 33 5 6 22 21 -33
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)

May 1 2017 8:00PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 3:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Vital Football Comment