Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

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Traveling in a fried-out Kombi...

On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
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I met a strange gibbon, it made me nervous
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It took me in and gave me breakfast
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And it said: do you come from the arable farmers?
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Where Kestrels fly and hover
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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:45 pm

After seeing those first half highlights (because sleep), Watford should be up 3-1. Fabulous goal by Ben Brereton though. Defense needs to sort itself out on the marking on those counter attacks.

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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:46 pm

Ethiaa wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Easy win as long as there is no talk of buying bread from a man in Brussels. You heard it here first.
Hopefully he speaks my language.

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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:11 pm

Lenihan own goal.

Ayala goes off injured for Wharton.

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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:13 pm

Foster saves the Arma penalty. Feel like that's the icing on the losing cake there.

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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by WacoRover » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:20 pm

Evans off, gotta wonder how much he plays from here on.

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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by WacoRover » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:21 pm

Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:13 pm
Foster saves the Arma penalty. Feel like that's the icing on the losing cake there.
So, Arma misses two big chances today. When folks start throwing around the blame, there’s enough to go around.

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Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:33 pm

I really hope Barry Douglas isn't far off from fitness. The amount of times I've seen Bell get nutmeged is fucking stupid.

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Post by WacoRover » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:34 pm

Rovers, 66% poss; 18 shots, 7 on target, etc, if that’s all we knew, we would expect Rovers to be up, 3-1

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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:45 pm

Watford still have a decent amount of PL players in their side, so this was kind of expected. They have quality in their side that Rovers doesn't. I'm shining the spotlight on Bell until he is out of the starting 11. Those stupid tippy-taps and lack of effort drives me insane.

Harvey Elliot looked decent when he had the ball. Trybull made a mistake or two, wasn't terribly impressed. Wharton made a vital mistake that went unpunished. Johnson is really throwing himself around the pitch. Ben Brereton got off the mark with a goal, unfortunately didn't get a point or three to reward it. Armstrong looked okay, but finishing was rather woeful, especially with a penalty save. But that's what you have with the likes of Foster, a really solid mid-tier goalkeeper.

Overall kind of sad to see the loss. Started the season pretty strong, I think sides have figured us out already. Hopefully we can bounce back on Saturday and get a win. We are slumping right now.

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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by WacoRover » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:57 pm

What did we learn today?
For starters, Rovers can dominate play, but poor at finishing (Lenihan & Arma chances failed opportunities), and silly mistakes cost us a goal (missed pk), and gift a goal to perhaps the best side in the division. Can’t talk about promoting with horsecrap like that.

Secondly, help is on the way. Elliott played well, & Trybull ok in a cameo. Kaminski has been a solid keeper thus far. Douglas, as soon as he’s fit, should get the nod over Bell.

It all must be cleaned up. We need to see improvement- we’ve gone from 6th on the table, with a +8 goal diff, to 14th. Lots to work on.

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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by yankfan » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:12 pm

All in all a decent showing. Watford looked dangerous when they came forward but that was infrequent. Rovers played well and if they play to that standard will get results more often then not. I wish that energy had been on display at the weekend.

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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by mcteeth » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:19 pm

I don't think you can play really well and concede goals very easily and remain positive all the time.

Slightly lost for words with tonight. But still feels like when teams with quality want to come forward and cut us open they do quite easily. Happened at Bournemouth and happened tonight.

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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:31 pm

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Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:19 pm
I don't think you can play really well and concede goals very easily and remain positive all the time.

Slightly lost for words with tonight. But still feels like when teams with quality want to come forward and cut us open they do quite easily. Happened at Bournemouth and happened tonight.
Pretty much this. Two former PL teams come about and are extremely clinical. I think it says something about the gulf in talent and tactics.

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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by mcteeth » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:17 pm

I'm not sure the gulf is that big. We were a little unfortunate. What is so galling is how little Watford do to score 3 goals.

Same last season we conceded 2/3 goals in games last season whilst generally playing quite well. Not really sure what to make of it.

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Re: Quarantine in Bed Edition: Watford v Blackburn Rovers, Wed 21 Oct 2020, KO 1945

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:27 am

The big positive I do want to talk about is Ben Breretons goal. Absolutely killed it to just take the header from Armstrong, off the chest and just rip it without letting the ball hit the ground. To see that kind of confidence now is reassuring that more is to come from him.

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