Today's interesting fact:Today's interesting fact.
None of the last 12 games between Luton and Watford have ended in a home win. Five at Luton and seven at the allotments I think.
Let's hope we make it 13 on Sat.
And I presume all your real fans will be watching the game at home rather than looking for a fight ..So the Herts Constabulary moved the game to a 12:30pm kick off with no fans, asking pubs not to open and now they are boarding up the Graham Taylor statue.
This is getting mighty ridiculous considering as a club we haven't had any significant incidents for many a year.
Like the look of that lineup. I liked the look of Lockyer and his comfort on the ball as opposed to Pearson but maybe he isn’t ready yet. Clark absolutely has earned a start, only question for me would be who of Cornick and him would play on the left. Clark hasn’t played there and there has been a reluctance to play Cornick there although he did do it against Derby after the Lee sub.Right - today is the day. It also reaffirms the terrible and sad situation everyone is in. Not having any fans in the ground takes a real gloss of it for me and moving it to 12:30 really doesn't help either.
We will be up for this. The players will know it and Jones, who needs no invitation for chest thumping, and obviously Mick Harford, will have been spending the whole week driving this into the players. I'm not convinced other than the likes of Ben Foster, the Watford players will be.
That said, especially for us with a side with a far lower budget and probably technically inferior players, there is the need for discipline. They need to be balanced and not let the occasion get to them. We haven't had a red card for 17 months now, but we don't want that run to end today.
We have almost a full squad to pick from - James Bree is doubtful after clashing with Derby's new signing last weekend, who seemingly came off far, far worse. Rhys Norrington-Davies has played every minute so far as he has no cover in his position. Tom Lockyer is really unlucky as the partnership between Bradley and Pearson has been excellent so far, unlike last year.
I'd go with the following:
GK Simon Sluga
RB Martin Crainie
LB Rhys Norrington-Davies
CB Sonny Bradley
CB Matty Pearson
DM Glen Rea
CM Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu
CM Luke Berry
RF Jordan Clark
LF Harry Cornick
CF James Collins
Subs: James Shea, Tom Lockyer, Peter Kioso, Kazenga LuaLua, Ryan Tunncliffe, Elliot Lee, Danny Hylton
And I say it again... why the hell are Sky not televising this game?!
That’s the reasoning I’ve seen, herts police not wanting it on in pubs etc. Poor really.Maybe the Herts police asked for it not to be on given the concerns they seem to have.
Let's hope the football is the main talking about.
Our fans will probably be in meltdown before the game if Sarr/Deeney (some doubts about his fitness and would he manage to control his temper) aren't in the team and Murray plays!
For me its obvious - they want the social media likes over Akinfenwa.Game should absolutely be on sky bizarre it’s not, I guess it’s not a well known derby outside of these parts. Don’t get Wycombe being shown every other week though!