Match thread: Watford vs Wycombe Wanderers

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  1. North North Watford

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    Welcome to the Match Thread!


    Watford


    vs

    Wycombe Wanderers

    League Cup First Round
    Vicarage Road
    11th August 2012, Kick-off 3pm.


    Early team news:

    Watford


    Despite eight new signings so far, there will be a familiar look to the Hornets, with many of the new signings considered unlikely to play. Manuel Almunia will be hoping to make his competitive debut in goal, while former chairboy Ikechi Anya is also in contention.

    The Hornets have experimented with several formations in pre-season, including 3-4-1-2 against Gillingham, but with a predominantly British pool of players to choose from I suspect we will go for a (slightly) more familiar 4-3-3.

    Wycombe

    The likes of Nikki Bull are talking about this game as an extension of pre-season, but with ex-Watford players such as Joel Grant and Matthew Spring to choose from, I expect that we will see a determined performance. It's unclear how Wycombe will line up, but a lot of Chairboys fans that I have seen seem to want to try 4-3-3.

    More to follow...
     
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  2. Al the Hornet

    Al the Hornet Well-Known Member

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    And so this years story begins;)

    U'ORNS

    Thanks NNW;)
     
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  3. oldfrenchhorn

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    Yes many thanks NNW. With the uncertainty of team news I think you have a hard one to start with.
     
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  4. Hornette_TID

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    nice one NNW! :) thank you. Can't wait for this, it'll be interesting to see who plays and how we line up...i just can't wait to get this season underway!
     
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    nikki and waddock have both refered to this as another pre-season friendly, but then again the BFP end to twist words a fair bit!!! i personally would like to see wycombe in a 4-5-1 with the wingers pushing on into a 4-3-3 when we attack. looking forward to the game though, new ground for me and hopefully the chairboys will play competatively and get a result!
     
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    Brilliant NNW
     
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    Cheers NNW and good afternoon H. Hopefully we can get off to a good start but if our pre-season matches are anything to go by I don't think you have much to worry about. However, Wycombe are a very unpredictable team and it much depends on which team turns up and how much they want it. Wouldn't have a clue if asked to predict the outcome.

    Hope it's an entertaining match for all those able to attend. <cheers>
     
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  8. Mexican Hornet

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    Got to hit the ground running. YELLOWWWWWWWWWSSSSSSSS
     
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    I want us to play 451, we've got quality in the middle but only one bit of quality up front.
     
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    Hi Ron :)...i think we can safely say we have no idea about our team, and how we'll play, so i'm guessing it's anybody's guess what might happen! Let's hope for a good game, with the right result ;)...

    COYH!
     
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  11. Al the Hornet

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    I do wonder what our starting line up will be............................U'Orns
     
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    According to Twitter Murray won't be playing because of a death in the family (Gran)
     
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    Jon Marks&#8207;@jonmarks72

    Here's a stat for you! The last time #watfordfc won a league cup tie at home was Sept '08 v West Ham, who were managed by...Gianfranco Zola!
     
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    Thanks for pointing us to that Ron.

    Which part of France are you in?
     
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    Official #watfordfc&#8207;@wfcbadgemoose


    #watfordfc starting XI v Wycombe: Almunia; Doyley, Taylor, Nosworthy, Dickinson; Hogg, Eustace (c), Abdi; Yeates, Garner, Vydra

    watfordfc subs: Bond (GK), Hodson, Iwelumo, Forsyth, Buaben, Anya, Thompson
     
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  17. Al the Hornet

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    Well nothing really surprising there, considering the amount of new recruits<yikes> I cannot imagine he would put out a weak team as it GZ's first competetive game! We shall just have to wait and see;)
     
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    Happy to see Vydra starting. Surely Pudil had more than cramp if he's not involved today?
     
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    I can't believe that just sitting in the shade listening to football it could be so hot. Currently 37C here. <yikes>
     
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    Hogg should have scored from inside the six yards box.
     
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