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The Hornets: Buzzing to the top

Started on 18 August 2013 by Seni
Latest Reply on 22 August 2013 by Seni
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Great start to the story, will follow
2013-08-20 21:46#129906 watforddan48 : Great start to the story, will follow

thanks :)
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Watford looking good

The Hornets have started their domestic season brightly, winning 4 games, drawing one and playing some very good football. However at times they have looked a little bit shaky at the back. Some will may say O'Neill still needs to bring in a defender in addition to Varela. The squad seems to be gelling in nicely.

Watford kicked off their domestic campaign with a Capital One Cup first round match vs Northampton Town. On paper this was said to be an kind and easy fixture for Watord and indeed it was as they ran away 3-0 victors. Alex Geijo, Daniel Pudil and Fernando Forestieri picked up the goals. as Northampton were knocked out of the cup.

Next up for Watford was their all important league opener vs Nottm Forest, who certainly can't be compared to Northampton Town. Watford would have to be at their best to dismiss Forest...and they were as they thrashed Forest 3-0! Once again, Forestieri and Pudil were on the score-sheet while Alrbrighton scored in front of the home fans. A great victory for The Hornets and a huge confidence booster too.

Derby County hosted The Yellow Army at Pride Park, where 24,040 fans watched two solid sides go to war. Going into this game, The Rams were the favourites due to being the home side. The bookies could say what they want but it was all down to the 22 players on the pitch and possibly the various officials. The war was done and dusted in only 45 minutes as Watford scored an impressive three goals in the first half. Forestieri scored a great brace while on loan striker Alex Geijo picked up a single goal.

Watford's next game would be their toughest yet as they faced recently relegated side, Queens Park Rangers. This game turned out to be a war zone but neither side could break the deadlock. Neither team really had chances to score due to some solid defending from both sides. A 0-0 draw a fair result.

The final match of the month would have been one all Watford fans had been looking forward to, as they hosted premier league side Norwich City at Vicarage Road. Throughout the game, it was The Canaries who dominated for most of the game. The Hornets seemed to have a tactic seeing them hit Norwich on the counter. Watford were looking dangerous and finally scored through Yaya Sanogo sending the fans into a frenzy. They won the game 1-0 and their fans partied at the stadium after the final whistle, even invading the pitch. Thankfully police were on hand.

Watford are currently lying in third place in the Championship behind Middlesbrough and Charlton Athletic.

Watford player of the month

The Watford player of the month is..... FERNANDO FORESTIERI! The Italian striker has been in brilliant form since the start of the domestic season scoring 4 goals in 3 games. Watford will be hoping he can keep up his good form.

Great month mate :D Lots of goals and a good draw against QPR who are always tough. Foristieri looks class too :)
Thank you very much Walter :)
Nice start- though I'd push for the no. 1 spot.
2013-08-22 06:28#130374 Toon : Nice start- though I'd push for the no. 1 spot.

I'm hoping to get that soon

Ellis Short: I was right to sack O'Neill

In a remarkable interview with Sky sports news reporter, Nick Collins, Sunderland owner openly criticized Martin O'Neill claiming all he thought about was the money, he even used the term "gold-digger" to describe O'Neill. He later responded to all those claiming O'Neill shouldn't have been sacked, aggressively stating that his decision was the right one.

Here's the transcript of the interview that took place earlier:

NC: Nick Collins

ES: Ellis Short

NC: Hello Mr.Short, thank you for joining me for this interview.

ES: Its my pleasure.

NC: Right, Sunderland are doing quite well in the premier league after one month of play. Currently the club is 12th in the league. Last season they nearly got relegated, what are your views on the clubs performance last season.

ES: To be honest with you I wasn't too happy. We shouldn't have been anywhere near the relegation zone. I felt we should have been in the top 10, if not just under.

NC: Now manager Paolo Di Canio took over the club in late March, just a day after Martin O'Neill was sacked. His appointment lead to the former vice-chairman David Miliband's resignation. What made you hire Di Canio, especially when thinking about his views?

ES: David's resignation was very silly to be honest. Everyone at the club was and is aware of Paolo's political view yet you didn't see everyone else walking out. I feel I don't need to justify the appointment of Di Canio, it has been done despite whatever anyone thinks.

NC: Let's talk about the man you sacked himself, Martin O'Neill. Recently he told Sky sports he felt he was wrongly sacked, many have said this to including Steve Coppell, do you think you made the right decision?

ES: Like I said, people can say all they want, it won't make a difference. I was right to sack Martin O'Neill. He failed to show the passion and desire he showed at Aston Villa, he was cleary only at the club for the money. The team was playing poorly and if he had stayed at the club, we probably would have been in the championship now.

NC: Interesting. So now do you think Paolo Di Canio can really help the club and maybe push for a place in Europe or have a nice cup run?

ES: Yes, I speak to Paolo very often and he is very ambitious. He shows hunger and desire he wants success. Also he doesn't take any nonsense. Whereas O'Neill was more of a gold-digger and lacked the ability to discipline players. I believe Paolo is the right man for the job and he will do wonders for the club.

NC: Thank you very much for your time Mr.Short

ES: No problem, thank you for coming to interview me.

As you can see, the Sunderland owner was firm about his opinion on both Paolo Di Canio and Martin O'Neill. Knowing how professional Martin O'Neill its unlikely that he will reply to the words of Ellis Short. However, Watford FC may opt to take the side of O'Neill although they may not want to get involved entirely.
This story will be put on hold for the meantime.
A bit of a shame you aren't continuing with it. It all seemed to be going quite well for you.
Good luck with the new story but I hope you will return to this one day :P
To clarify, this story hasn't ended just on a break :p

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