The Premier League - 2021-2022

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by The Voice of Reason, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    "Forever love Steffi Graff"?
    Does Andre know?
  2. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    So far...

    How anyone can claim to be legitimately have turned a corner and/or be challenging for Europe whilst starting both Alex Iwobi and Andros Townsend, I will never know.
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  3. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I think Everton have major FFP issues after spunking oodles of cash season in season out with no end result. No doubt they’re talking a good game, but employing Rafa and signing players like Andros Townsend tells a very different story.
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  4. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Interesting - they certainly have spent absolute retardo amounts over the past 5 years or so, for sure.
  5. MIlton Dammers

    MIlton Dammers Reservist

    Everton look pretty toothless without Richarlison & DCL. They'll need them back quickly if they're to stand any chance of nabbing a Euro spot.
  6. BeersThen

    BeersThen Academy Graduate

    Richarlison won't be hanging around much longer the way it's going - out injured for a while as well
  7. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    They had the worst keeper in the Premier League playing as well. Begovic is truly hopeless. It was a good time to play Everton today.
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  8. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    I think that result proves Brighton are not that good given Everton won 2-0 at their place. Hopefully that means one more team to add to the mix, but let's see how they get on against Leicester tomorrow, because I don't trust them against the weaker sides.
  9. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Hilarious how commentators say we should sympathise with them. They've tried to buy success and it's been an utter failure. Good riddance
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  10. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Good point. Every time we have survived, we have done so comfortably. Even on a shoestring in the Championship this has been the case
  11. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    And the two occasions (I don't think there have been any other - perhaps some older Watford fans might be able to correct me on this?) when we've taken it to the last day - 1996 and 2020 - we've gone down, although in 1996 we would've gone down even if we'd beaten Leicester 10-0 thanks to results going against us. Perhaps the lesson is we need to be safe before the Chelsea game...
  12. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Which of the Chelsea games?
  13. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    I think this result goes to show that anything can happen in a one-off game! Villa are a good side who look to have found their feet (thankfully they didn't find them a month ago!), Everton will be solidly in mid-table, and so will Brighton and Wolves more than likely than not
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  14. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    How on earth did palace not get a penalty against Liverpool? Surely VAR has to look at that?
  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Thought that too.

    Man City also getting the rub of the green with VAR too.
  16. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Wait, are you telling me that Will Hughes was rooted to the Palace bench again? Shame.
  17. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

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  18. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Maybe he can get some minutes in the Carabao Cup this week. Oh wait...
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  19. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Just seen the Marcal pen on MOTD, he was all over King last week as well and at one point had his hand round his throat.
  20. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Yeah it's almost as if he's not good enough to be a PL regular.
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  21. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Danny Welbeck fit and scoring..

    Brighton doing well although the penalty they got was very harsh on Leicester.

    Then again it was Stuart Atwell...
  22. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Huge weekend next - 4 of the bottom 5 away from home with tough looking fixtures. Beat the Geordies and we have some breathing space
  23. Win against Newcastle and we are safe. Like last time.
  24. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Didn't we beat Norwich and Newcastle in consecutive games last time ?
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  25. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes that is his point.

    Are the VAR screens not in action today?

    Seems to be a few calls where potentially decisions could have been changed if refs had been told to do so.
  26. Yep. 6 points => big gap => guaranteed safety. Tried and tested.
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  27. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Yes, have managed to keep up so far
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  28. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    A sub brought on to take a pen and missing, where have we seen that before.
  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes - De Gea actually saves one too.

    Surely one of the other West Ham attackers could have taken it.

    Still saves everyone a week from Man U moaning!
  30. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Daft decision although probably correct outcome as Zouma on Ron looked a pen just before the WHU one.
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  31. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I just don’t get the mentality of bringing someone on to take a pen, it means the expectation is sky high for them to score, you’re basically putting them on a hiding to nothing.

    Fair play to Brighton though, could be this years West Ham.
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  32. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes - 5 live had it down as 2 penalties for Ronaldo but the ref was probably too nervous to give them.

    Wouldn't get out of West Ham alive.
  33. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I felt Ronaldo was already going down in anticipation of the contact which then barely came. Not a pen for me.
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  34. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    And I guess reputation does some preceded you.

    The fact he went down 3 times and didn't get any says something.

    Doesn't happen often to Man U players!
  35. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    That’s three defeats already for Leicester, after a win on the opening day.

    Not really looking like the team most likely to give the big four a run for their money again.

    Defeats so far today for both the clubs who played in Europe on Thursday, with Spurs yet to come.

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