You are currently browsing the football forums as a guest. Sign up now for free and benefit from totally ad-free browsing. Logged in members see no ads.

Bournemouth v Watford

AFCB_Mark

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2014
Messages
3,514
Reaction score
1,063
Points
113
Supports
A single unitary authority for urban Dorset
Friday night football live on Sky - and a huge huge game, for both sides given how tight it is in the top 6. I know there's several games tomorrow night including Derby to get out the way first, but already feeling nervy for Friday and it's Monday morning FFS. I think that's just because we basically took lightly a big cup day out yesterday, in order to give our strongest 11 a rest and get them fresh for Watford. And if we perform poorly, then it'll have been for nothing.

We've been in a little mini blip just recently. Beaten by an excellent Norwich, missed a host of chances and lost up at Leeds, and between that won at Rotherham in an average performance in which the opposition were clearly low on confidence. Now we can't expect to be superb all season, of course there's going to be ups and down, especially in this mad-cap league of the Championship.

We know we can be a match for Watford, we should have won at Vicarage Road earlier in the season but drew instead. Watford have just battered Blackpool and Charlton at home and will be flying on confidence, and although you'd like to think we'll be somewhat tougher opposition you don't like to see your next opponents scoring goals for fun! Guess we now know what it's been like for everyone else about to face us ;)
 

Super_horns

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2014
Messages
8,565
Reaction score
896
Points
113
Supports
WATFORD
2 teams who love to attack and score goals..

So 0-0 it is then and I'd take a draw.

:dk:
 

You Orns

Active Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
242
Reaction score
71
Points
28
Location
Portsmouth
Supports
The 'Orns
Absolutely massive game.

We haven't really performed against the top teams this season but hopefully that will change on Friday, like superhorns though I would be more than happy with a draw.
 

PDS

Active Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
519
Reaction score
148
Points
43
Supports
Bournemouth
We've not been playing well lately, even the wins against Rotheram & Milwall we weren't at our free flowing best (Other than the cup game with a changed team). I'm extremely confident that we will lose here, we seem to prefer playing away and there is a large contingent of the 'new fans' who get very impatient if we don't start like a train and it often makes things worse.

I expect us to revert back to our first XI after the game, although players like MacDonald & Smith may well have played themselves into contention, albeit it's harsh on whomever would be dropped with everyone playing out their skin this season. Can't see Eddie risking disrupting the Arter/ Surman partnership in such a big game.

As I say, I think we'll lose this one, we have a tough month coming up, if we're still in the top 6 after this month then we could really make a push this season but it's so tight more a couple of defeats could knock us into mid table.
 

AFCB_Mark

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2014
Messages
3,514
Reaction score
1,063
Points
113
Supports
A single unitary authority for urban Dorset
At this stage of the season, a draw and a decent performance wouldn't be a bad evening, an improvement in performance would be welcome. A defeat would be a real blow, a win massive. It's just so tight!

I'm generally slightly more down-beat about home games this season just because we're so deverstating away yet a bit ponderous when forced to break sides down. However I don't think it'll be a case of breaking Watford down, they attack just as much as us. This won't be like most of our home games. It'll be end to end and a case of who actually takes the most chances.
 
Last edited:

AFCB_Mark

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2014
Messages
3,514
Reaction score
1,063
Points
113
Supports
A single unitary authority for urban Dorset
Nervous isn't the word...

I've got precisely £7 on both teams to score. Drinks are on me lads.
 

You Orns

Active Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
242
Reaction score
71
Points
28
Location
Portsmouth
Supports
The 'Orns
Terrified, we really need a performance tonight, it's fine thrashing the teams at the bottom but of we don't get anything from the teams at the top we have no chance of going up.
 

You Orns

Active Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
242
Reaction score
71
Points
28
Location
Portsmouth
Supports
The 'Orns
They can just fuck off, he was no way the last man
 

mpmbee

Active Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
487
Reaction score
137
Points
43
Supports
Brentford
Never a red card, what a joke.
 

You Orns

Active Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
242
Reaction score
71
Points
28
Location
Portsmouth
Supports
The 'Orns
2nd season running with a reffing cock-up away at bournemouth.
 

Dazza

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
1,490
Reaction score
265
Points
83
Location
Ascot
Supports
Reading
Very harsh red card.
 

George Reilly's Hairpiece

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
862
Reaction score
349
Points
63
Supports
Barnet
Turned on after 5 minutes and was shocked to see there had been a red card. Saw the ref was Lee Probert and everything suddenly became clear. Having seen it now it is a ridiculous decision.
 

You Orns

Active Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
242
Reaction score
71
Points
28
Location
Portsmouth
Supports
The 'Orns
Shite atmosphere from the bournemouth fans considering their top



I'm a bit pissed off in case you haven't guessed
 

Rammy

Lost Enthusiast
Joined
Aug 15, 2014
Messages
5,972
Reaction score
1,438
Points
113
Supports
Derby
Twitter
@James_DCFC
Reminds me of our game at Turf Moor last season. Completely ruined by a ridiculous refereeing decision.
 

You Orns

Active Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
242
Reaction score
71
Points
28
Location
Portsmouth
Supports
The 'Orns
That challenge was a red though and he didn't get booked
 

Dazza

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
1,490
Reaction score
265
Points
83
Location
Ascot
Supports
Reading
Sums up the the ref tonight.Does not even give a booking for that challenge.
 

Madejski

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
1,963
Reaction score
349
Points
83
Location
Leicester
Supports
Reading
That's the problem with the Championship, end up with all the referees that failed in the Prem. There are reasons they failed at that level and they probably won't change by going down a step.
 

Dazza

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
1,490
Reaction score
265
Points
83
Location
Ascot
Supports
Reading
No doubt Probert will be ref for a Premier League game next week.
 

AFCB_Mark

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2014
Messages
3,514
Reaction score
1,063
Points
113
Supports
A single unitary authority for urban Dorset
Fantastic, scrappy when needed and in our pomp when given the chance. crucial result.
 

AFCB_Mark

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2014
Messages
3,514
Reaction score
1,063
Points
113
Supports
A single unitary authority for urban Dorset
Watford kicking off... Police running around... Don't see this in Bournemouth often.
 

You Orns

Active Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
242
Reaction score
71
Points
28
Location
Portsmouth
Supports
The 'Orns
Don't see that with Watford often either, Bournemouth away seems to bring out the worst in our fans
 

Saddlerrad

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 3, 2014
Messages
4,077
Reaction score
1,105
Points
113
Location
Staffordshire
Supports
Walsall
Good with for Bournemouth, thought they played okay and could have gone through the gears if needed. Watford started well with 10 men, but they tired and lost any threat once Deeney couldn't hold the ball up. Bournemouth will finish in the top 4 I think, just not sure about the top 2. You fancy a couple of teams to hold their breath right over the line that may have experienced the PL before.
 

PDS

Active Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
519
Reaction score
148
Points
43
Supports
Bournemouth
Because of bloody trains I missed the red card, haven't even seen it yet- but makes up for the blatant red we didn't get at Vicarage Road in September (I think that was Angella too?). They say it evens itself out over a season after all ;)

We were actually quite poor until the penalty, after that though we controlled the game and absolutely passed them to death second half, finished with 70% possession I think and in truth it looked like we could have turned the screw a bit more and pushed for a 3rd, but a clean sheet needed to be the priority today... With our form and performance levels being a bit patchy lately, it was good to see us looking relatively comfortable- some of the quick interchanges, notably between the wide men and fullbacks was superb. I think Francis, Ritchie & Pugh were near faultless today.

Did enjoy the Watford fans throwing the ball amongst themselves at 0-0 to stop us taking a throw-in, isn't that something you do when winning the game? Think we missed a trick by not doing it them at 1-0 but I think the 14 year olds over there would have kicked off.
 

PDS

Active Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
519
Reaction score
148
Points
43
Supports
Bournemouth
Also as someone who sits directly behind the goal, the Gomes save from Kermorgant second half was absolutely sensational, one of the best I've seen for a long, long time
 

AFCB_Mark

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2014
Messages
3,514
Reaction score
1,063
Points
113
Supports
A single unitary authority for urban Dorset
Gomes was immense for Watford. Would have been a rout but for him.
 

yellow

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
1,822
Reaction score
486
Points
83
Supports
Torquay
Did Eunan get crunched or something?
 

Forum statistics

Threads
15,669
Messages
1,031,553
Members
6,116
Latest member
skyconnelley
Top