MATCHDAY LIVE - Watford 2 Wanderers 1
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All over. Poor result for Wanderers.
De Ridder booked
Just noticed that I put Cassetti and not Abdi as the Watford goalscorer. Ooops.
@MarcIles Bristol City beat these guys 2-0 on Tuesday... What's going on??— @jongreenhalgh 02 February 2013
Five mins added time, but Watford looking stronger.
Ricketts booked foul on Battocchio
4:39pm Sat 2 Feb 13
Sheff Wed 3-1 up, Pboro 2-1 up, Barnsley 1-1 playing 10 men, Ipswich 4-0 up...could be 3 pts off bottom 3 by 5pm
@MarcIles Get the feeling that maybe this season we should focus on staving off relegation rather than chasing the play offs.....— @njcoleman79 02 February 2013
Wanderers have just messed up a free kick. Alonso and Craig Davies the culprits.
Internet going slow now...
Good tricks from De Ridder. Decent start from the Belgian.
Vydra heads over the top. Ref had played on after Ricketts left Pudil sprawling on edge of box.
Eagles (de Ridder), C Davies (Vela), K Davies (Sordell)
Spearing booked for a foul on Vydra
De Ridder, Kev Davies and Craig Davies coming on
Cassetti buries one in the bottom corner after Vydra had squared the ball to him on penalty spot.
Cassetti scores for Watford
Pratley being booed with every touch after his little exchange.
Cassetti and Pratley booked
Little scuffle going on at opposite end of the pitch from us. Vyrdra and Knight are in the middle of it.
Ream redeems himself with a brilliant block on Vydra's shot.
Chungy cuts it back for Sordell, who hits a first time shot against the post.
Wanderers subs back out warming up. Could imagine DF calling for one or more of them soon. Watford threatening to run away with it
Good bit of football from Watford ends with Pudil driving a shot into the side netting. Ricketts got a touch.
13,223 fans here today. 787 from Bolton.
Vela didn't get in the game much in the first half, but we're starting to see a bit more of him now.
@MarcIles got an Ivan Campo wig for you... it's at home though...— @jacktnolan 02 February 2013
Abdi fires at goal. Spearing just got a touch to divert it wide.
Spearing drives through midfield and hits a left footed shot that bounced off the outside of the post.
And just realised I left my hat in the press room. [insert expletive]
@MarcIles what changes can you see us making in the 2nd half? Bring de ridder on at some point perhaps?— @JKbwfc 02 February 2013
@MarcIles How many Bolton fans have travelled? Should Eagles be subbed?— @Pedro1 02 February 2013
Half tiime. Decent performance so far, tinged with disappointment over the Watford goal. Poor one to give away. I'm off for a soup and a warm for five mins...
One minute of added time. Watford have shaded the first half in honesty, but there isn't much in it.
@MarcIles hindsight is a beautiful thing though isn't it? Dawson starts and messes up, shouldn't start. #NoWinSituation— @jacktnolan 02 February 2013
@MarcIles Do you think Dawson should have started?— @JKbwfc 02 February 2013
@MarcIles Are Watford playing 5 at the back?— @BwfcJ 02 February 2013
@MarcIles Not happy about Watford goal but loving the touch of colour in the text today— @BeejMcGillashaw 02 February 2013
Very poor from Ream there. Think he stumbled as Vydra turned him on the edge of the box but it was a great finish.
@MarcIles was that a penalty?— @iwp_photography 02 February 2013
Eagles curls a free kick round the wall, held by Almunia.
Fair play to Sordell there, the penalty seems to take an age to organise, and right in front of the home fans.
Marvin Sordell sends Almunia the wrong way
Pudil's foul. Sordell to take.
Penalty. Foul on Ricketts
Bottocchio curls a shot just wide from the edge of the box. Watford looking more incisive now.
Pudil does well to hook a deep cross back for Chalboah, who lifts a chipped shot just over the bar.
There is definitely a mistake in Watford. Quite a few risks being taken at the back.
Almunia heads away Spearing's long ball. Sordell was sniffing round for a chance.
Only one good chance of note so far, and Bogdan bailed Ream out with a good save from Deeney.
Eagles very nearly played Chungy in there. Wanderers starting to produce some football.
As I write that, Eagles blasts just over the bar from Ricketts' ball in.
Away fans in good voice early on.
@MarcIles Home crowd reception to Sordell? How's he started?— @HerrityAlex 02 February 2013
Bogdan comes to Wanderers' rescue, blocking Deeney's shot with his legs. Ream's pass had put Vela in trouble.
Wanderers have got Watford rattled early on. Breaking play up well.
@MarcIles how many fans do think we have down there— @NicBarnes9 02 February 2013
Watford struggle to clear. Eagles plays ball to Pratley, who fires shot well over the bar.
Chungy got himself in a decent position on far post there, headed Eagles' cross back but Watford cleared.
We're off. Wanderers kicking away from travelling fans.
Can't remember the last time Wanderers played in all white. Must have been in Big Sam's day.
Great reception for Sordell as his name read out before kick-off.
@MarcIles slightly concerned that we have no central midfielders on the bench even though there are 3 in the starting line-up— @JKbwfc 02 February 2013
Wanderers in ALL WHITE.
@MarcIles if we manage to win today do you think we have what it takes to make a final dash for a play off spot?— @Duckers92 02 February 2013
@MarcIles you watching the game today or just using your usual match ratings technique and picking a number out of a hat?— @MattTrow11 02 February 2013
2:51pm Sat 2 Feb 13
Iv'e lost count of the recent signings and loans bolton have recently negotiated,If they are that good I hope they get a chance to play.I don't see to many in todays line up,same old same old.good luck whites.
@MarcIles I predict Pratley to be subbed after 60 mins when its still 0-0 and NGog comes on and makes a big difference. Do you agree? #bwfc— @HughLupus 02 February 2013
Watford's mascot has just done a skit, which I assume mocked the Swansea ball boy incident I mentioned earlier...
@MarcIles Delighted Vela has started another game. Can't help but think this young man represents the future of BWFC. No pressure, lad...— @njcoleman79 02 February 2013
@MarcIles how is stuart holden from last night and what are your predictions for todays game im thinking 3-1 wanderers sordell double?— @Leeroy41529686 02 February 2013
@MarcIles What's the latest about Kamara? Thought he would be on the bench as well. Any Info? #bwfc— @BWFCNigeria 02 February 2013
A very polite round of applause as Marvin Sordell's name read out on the tannoy. Nice to hear.
@MarcIles Who do you think should have started, andy or adam?— @Ollie_Morton_ 02 February 2013
@MarcIles When can we expect to see Mark Davies back and David Wheater ready for the first team?— @Big_Sharps 02 February 2013
Marvin Sordell's big day. Leading the line on his own. How do you think he'll do? Tweet me @MarcIles or fill in the message box below.
2:27pm Sat 2 Feb 13
Subs bench made up of two wingers and three centre forwards - not much scope for change if we need a creative midfielder. What's happened to Mavies?
Mark Davies back in full training on Monday.
Sun just peeping over the opposite stand. Shudder to think what temperature it is going to be when it dips down.
The press box is contained within an abandoned stand too. May have to act as ball boy at some point. Hope I don't get kicked.
My typing skills are going to get a thorough examination today. Freezing cold hands, and Watford have players like Chalboah, Battocchio and Vydra...
Now made my way up to the press box. Not one of the better views.
Subs: Bond, Eustace, Hogg, Murray, Nosworthy, Geijo, Forestieri
Watford: Almunia, Hall, Deeney, Doyley, Pudil, Vydra, Abdi, Cassetti, Battocchio, Chalobah, Ekstrand
Just in case you missed it earlier, Stuart Holden limped out of the development squad game last night at Hyde United. He's OK, though, and only has minor ankle bruising and cuts.
Three new signings on the bench, and Gregg Wylde. Only one change to the starting 11, though, in goal. Adam Bogdan for Andy Lonergan.
Wanderers team - Bogdan, Ricketts, Knight, Ream, Alonso, Spearing, Vela, Chung-Yong, Pratley, Eagles, Sordell
Subs - Lonergan, C Davies, De Ridder, Ngog, K Davies, Dawson, Wylde
Good afternoon folks. Few computer problems have held me up, but we're up and running now!
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