Watford Fc 1-3 Stoke City - League Cup 3rd Round - 21/09/2021

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by wfc4ever, Aug 25, 2021.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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    Willmott to score ?

    Or maybe Etobo will !
     
  2. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Is Etebo eligible for the tie? Garner wasn't for United last season!
     
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  3. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It’s up to Stoke:

    https://www.efl.com/carabao-cup/about-the-carabao-cup/carabao-cup-rules--regulations/
     
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  4. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    Whats the date for this?
     
  5. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

  6. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    4 weeks time.
     
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  7. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Jack Bonham to make an appearance for them?
     
  8. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Rob Elliot to go there when Pontus Dahlberg comes back? The links between our two clubs never end!
     
  9. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Dennis is going to give poor Ben a torrid time.
     
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  10. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Looks like they changed their entire starting eleven for the last round. Given that they also have midweek fixtures either side of the cup game, would expect them to do the same again. Should be a good chance to progress.
     
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  11. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Play the kids. Or don't. Not really bothered as I won't be going.
     
  12. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Is it on a Tuesday night and will it be cold and wet?
     
  13. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Don't think I'll be going this time, it'll be a bit of a trek down from Welwyn Garden City by the time the game comes around!
     
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  14. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    I hope they put the prices up for this to encourage the 'plastics' to stay away
     
  15. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Stoke fans are loving Wilmot and I'm not surprised, he hides his defensive frailties much much better in a back 3 - especially when the other CBs are quality like Ostigaard and Souttar. Obviously a small sample size but his stats last season are very promising

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    I'm going to write a very angry tweet if we don't have more than 9000 fans attend this match.
     
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  17. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Does he play on the right of their back three? Must be quite susceptible to being beaten down that side if exposed as he's not the most mobile centre back.
     
  18. reids

    reids Squad Player

    He plays on the left of the 3 (well, I just checked their last game but I imagine that's been consistent so far), below is Stokes defensive actions map (that tracks every foul, tackle, interception, challenge, interception, shot block + pressure) and it's clear they've been much much busier down Bens side so far

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    No one does. Attendance is appalling.
     
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  20. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    I think I've been hypnotised by looking at your graphic for too long
     
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  21. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    The schools are back next week, I wonder how that will impact the attendance, 2 years ago we went from over 12k vs Coventry to just under 9k against Swansea in the next round
     
  22. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Interesting that his aerial stats look so good, that was one of his (relatively few) weaknesses with us. Would it have anything to do with the fact that the other two CBs are massive units, do opposition teams leave their smaller forwards on Wilmot?
     
  23. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Good tie. I would play same 11 again just to see if that squad is good enough for Championship football next season.
     
  24. EnjoytheGame

    EnjoytheGame First Year Pro

    I think that only people who attend every round should be allowed to go to the final versus Man City (0-7). Hopefully that'll keep our allocation down to under 5,000 and every other seat can be taken up by a new automatic flag-waving device I'll shortly be debuting on Dragon's Den. The Flag-O-Matic 3000 has many uses in these febrile and patriotic times and will come in particular handy later this autumn when the food shortages really kick in.
     
  25. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Is it edible?
     
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  26. EnjoytheGame

    EnjoytheGame First Year Pro

    We've got our top guys working on making the flags edible. And also absorbent.
     
  27. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    While you’re at it can you make them lightly flammable with a light touch of glue on one side so I can roll a massive blunt out of one of them.
     
  28. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Lose this and Xisco needs to apologise to the fans and buy them a pint. End of
     
  29. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Fans need more minutes in tank
     
  30. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Foster (if fit)
    Masina Kabasele W̶i̶l̶m̶o̶t
    Cathcart Kiko
    Tufan Louza
    Cleverley
    Cucho JP Fletcher

    While I'd love to win (and this team should be strong enough to do so), next weekend is the more important one. Think we need to see Tufan and JP play their first games of the season, and while I think Ngakia might be preferred to Kiko these days, I'd like to see Kiko get a chance to compete for the shirt
     
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  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    This is after the Norwich game but I guess you can say the same for the Newcastle match.
     
  32. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Agree @wfc4ever we need to see who can step up. I generally think we need a total re-think on formation, it clearly isn't working as is.
     
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  33. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Indeed it is! While maybe the two players in question may play against Norwich, the Newcastle game is equally important!
     
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  34. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    While I don't think yesterday was quite so bad as Brighton (we were in the game in the first half at least), we ended up being comprehensively outplayed in both games against two teams who play 3 at the back. Not sure what Stoke will do in the Cup, but I'm pretty sure in the league they play 3 at the back, so it might be a good time to try something new out, particularly as, with Sarr surely not playing, we don't have to worry about shoehorning our best player into an unsuitable system
     
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  35. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    This is a real 6 pointer.
     
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