Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves


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By Wolves
April 27 2019

Wolves face Watford for the third time this season having failed to win either of the previous two matches, and knowing this is a battle for 7th place in the Premier League, and a chance to play in Europe next season.

Despite Nuno Espirito Santo denying any perception of revenge for their FA Cup semi-final defeat, and his continued mantra that Wolves only think about the next game, his players will surely know that today they face a team who have beaten them twice this season and are also fighting to finish in 7th place. Nuno undoubtedly admires Manager Javi Gracia for his achievements at Watford this season - after so many predecessors have failed - but will be setting his team up to win, and hoping that the superb midweek win over Arsenal will spur his team on today.

This board will endeavour to follow the match today and keep members who are unable to do so abreast of play. Board members are also encouraged to post their views, observations and opinions on here. 

 

  

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Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Wolves (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 10:02

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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 13:33

Nuno keeps absolute faith with the starting eleven and subs from Wednesday night and makes no changes for today's game.

Line-up: Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Jimnez, Jota

Subs: Ruddy, Saiss, Vinagre, Gibbs-White, Cavaleiro, Costa, Traore

Referee for today's game is Simon Hooper who is having his first season in the Premier League

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 13:48

Just hoping that the search for revenge doesn’t spoil the game plan.
Would be nice if Raul netted a couple.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 13:49

Glad he's kept it the same ... obviously it'll be different today, very tough I expect, but the players chose themselves. Additionally, the shape did faulter a little after the subs on Wednesday.

Everything crossed for a win today - UTW!



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 13:56

First win in white today?



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:02

Afternoon lads nice to know you are out there! I agree Ivy about the poor shape following substitutions on Weds - Cavaleiro and Traore may - I say may - present an attacking threat, but do very little defending from the front in the way Raul & Jota do.
I think both sides will play it cagey today

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:05

Deloufeo looking lively.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:07

All the play so far in Watford half, & Wolves putting together some very neat passing. My wi-if is dropping out so I may lose touch intermittently

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:09

Corner won by Jonny’s persistence.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:09

Jonny takes a right footed shot following a corner he earned, but it goes very wide

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:11

Jota already bossing their defenders.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:12

Jonny and Jota both had very good games on Weds and are looking lively again today. I wasn't aware Watford's Andre Gray was a W'hampton lad and was rejected by Wolves as a 13 yr old!

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:13

Both teams looking confident.
First goal may be crucial.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:16

Wolves fans are making themselves heard

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:17

Fine tuned match ay it?!

Promising stuff from both sides. On the plus, Jota looks sharp



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:20

Patricio kicking is very suspect

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:22

I sometimes wonder whether Rui has fully adapted to the speed at which PL games are played

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:23

Lovely long range Neves but comfortable for Foster



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:23

Good strike by Neves well taken by Foster

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:25

Watford ding their best to irritate our fans with their songs about Wembley!!

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:27

Not much between the teams at present.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:28

Neither goalie has been tested yet.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:31

Rui gives away a needless corner but then puts a splendid ball out to Raul which Foster has to come & clear. Otherwise it's a very cagey game so far



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:32

Rui fumbled that shot, corner come to nothing, thank goodness!

Cat and mouse match.



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:35

Wolves so close. Cleared off the line.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:35

How did that not cross the line???!!! Great break by Jota then Leander to Raul but cleared just short of the line!!

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:37

Great run by Jota who wins a corner

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:38

Great to see Diogo Jota tying 2 defenders in knots so they concede a corner. Neves attempts another beauty

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:39

Good defending by Bennett to deny Delafeu

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:41

Well worked set piece by W'ford from the corner but Hughes heads it over

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:42

Raul—— Get in.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:42

Raul gets his 13th of the season after a great centre by Jota

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:43

0-1 Jimenez

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:44

No mask in evidence today!! Neves worked really add to keep the ball alive before passing it to Jota for the goal

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:45

I was just going to ask, ‘how many times have we seen the Jota-combination’?!!

Good goal



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:46

Hughes puts a good ball into Gray and he smashes it over the bar, then tries to claim a foul!!

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:48

Half time and we are one up.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:48

Good half. Some great defending from our lads!



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:49

One minute added time played and half time whistle goes. A fairly even game but overall I think Wolves have played the better football and deserve their 1 - 0 lead through a Raul header after great work by Neves & Jota

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:51

For those inclined, Molineaux, owned by Wolves fans, is running in the 4.40 at Sandown.



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: an angry wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 14:55

Any sign of the mask?

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:05

No mask today

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:06

Bennett nightmare of an error

Absolute gift despite Rui’s best efforts

Dreadful



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:07

Dreadful mistake by Bennet allows Gray to equalise,

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:07

1-1 Sod it. Mistake by Bennett.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:08

Poor back pass by Bennett leads to the equaliser by Andre Gray

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:10

Watford getting up a head of steam now.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:12

Feel sorry for Bennett. It was truly awful. This compared to at least 2 magnificent defensive challenges v Arsenal and a very decent first half.

We are now looking a little more composed, great cross from the Doc but Jota just gets under the header from 10 yards



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:13

Doc puts a good cross over but just too high for Jota

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:17

A good few minutes of pressure from Wolves but comes to nothing.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:19

First yellow card goes to Joao

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:21

And the second of the game goes to Cholevas for a forearm smash on Jota

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:24

Watford’s defenders getting a bit dozy so need to take advantage.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:24

Nice attack from Wolves, lovely ball from Moutinho, great cross from Jota and an important defensive header. Then another Jota-Jiminez combination but the latter marginally offside.

It’s edgy stuff



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:24

Raul called office after netting then Watford denied a penalty for offside!

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:32

I’m feeling nervous about this. We look shaky



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:32

Coady stops a Hughes shot with part of his body but not sure which part!! Beautiful link play between Jota & Raul but just evades Jota after final pass. Hughes replaced by Kabaseli

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:34

Joao shoots from edge of area just over the bar for a corner

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:35

Jota—-goal.
Mistake by goalie.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:35

Wow

Brilliant!

Foster switches off from a deep cross - Jota is there!!!

1-2

C’mon!



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:36

Brilliant cross from Neves misjudged by Foster and cooly finished by Jota
W'ford 1 Wolves 2



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:36

1-2 Jimenez again. Come on Wolves.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:37

MGW was warming up but no changes yet.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:38

No sorry Jota goal.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:40

10 mins to go.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:42

Yellow for Jota for time wasting

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:44

Raul off.
Cav on

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:44

Two Wolves players down & Success booked. Jimenez replaced by Ivan Cavaleiro

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:46

Cav gets a free kick in the corner at W'ford end. Foster nearly caught flapping again!

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:47

Two minutes plus added time to play. Watford have lost their rhythm, but still dangerous as we know to our cost. 5 added minutes expected

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:49

Five added minutes to play. Good defensive play by Neves to deny Peyrera

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:50

I hope nobody followed my tip of Molineaux at Sandown. Absolutely nowhere.

3 minutes to go ....... been here before!



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:50

How did we not get a penalty there?!!!!



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:52

It looked a good tackle I think Ivy but would have been given under VAR

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:55

We've played nearly 7 extra minutes. Jota replaced by MGW

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:56

That’s it!

3 more points to Wanderers!!

Great stuff. Not always easy, gifted an equaliser but just kept going.

Foster getting the bird “Albion reject, Albion reject, woooaaa” lol



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 15:57

REVENGE!!!!!
Wolves beat Watford for the first time this season and now have 54 points above Everton who have 50. A really good win against a difficult team.
Watford 1 Wolves 2



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 16:05

Great result - thought he was never going to blow the whistle. Looking forward MOTD tonight!

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: an angry wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 17:10

Providing the oil rig win the cup, finishing 7th and getting into Europe would be a fantastic achievement equalling anything I can remember in my lifetime of watching wolves. The constant references to the Sherpa van are cringeworthy and embarrassing in 1988 or whatever it was called- this would be a true accomplishment



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Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 27/04/2019 18:29

If I had a pet wasp I would call it Diogo.

Re: Match Thread: Watford FC vs Wolves
Posted by: Andy Fincher (IP Logged)
Date: 28/04/2019 12:35

That reminds me. I went to the pet shop and asked for a wasp. The assistant said, "we don't sell wasps"". I said, "well, you've got one in the window".
I'm here till next Tuesday, tell your friends.

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