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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Vydra on fire as Watford compete with Leicester to join Cardiff in Prem



Win at Leeds in a fortnight's time, and Cardiff are as good as in the Prem. The question is, who joins them in an automatic promotion place. Two weeks back, Hull were favourites but their struggles against struggling Sheffield Wednesday and Peterborough have revealed them as toothless Tigers. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace have lost their way and Middlesbrough have never really found theirs. They are there by default and may stagger over the line in a play off place but are never going to finish in the top two.

So it looks to me like a head to head fight between big spending Leicester and big borrowing Watford, a titanic struggle between hard as hob nailed boots Pearson and soft as Italian leather shoes GianFredo Zola.

Watford really have been a revelation, and the odd blip apart, look a more than half decent team. I scoffed when GianFredo was appointed and when Watford borrowed more from Europe than the Greek government, but it seems that the Pozzos have sent over some quality and may actually fancy a push for the Prem. I still disapprove of the policy - it seems fundamentally dishonest to me - but you can't help but love Zola, and the idea of him stepping up to the Chelsea job after guiding Watford to promotion  has all sorts of appeal. Not least because the Plastics would be seeking yet another new manager six months later!

Pearson, on the other hand, I loath. His decision to walk out on Hull City to rejoin Leicester was, in my opinion, disgusting; but there is no denying that, along with Cardiff and Watford, the Foxes are the form team in the division at this crucial stage, with the signing of Chris Wood proving that the Board have much greater ambition and resources than the Mohamed Mouse outfit that have taken over Leeds.

Crucially, both Leicester and Watford score goals and that is the secret to success in this division. The defenders are crap so all teams concede. The teams that prosper are those, unlike Leeds, who seek to exploit this fact of life, rather than futilely focusing on protecting their own net.

My money, at this stage, is on Leicester but I would love GianFredo to prove me wrong. For once, it would be nice if the nice guy ran out the winner, even if the glory is only borrowed!

28 comments:

  1. How many times... The "borrowed" players are signing on perm's, so can we call them donations?

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  2. More ramblings about leeds you really are sad aren't you, you bid for Becchio I beleive but he don't want to go to a club with no ambition managed by a fat pie eating twat, oh by the way you have just lost again have you not. prick

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  3. YAWN. I can predict your next piece already. "Blah blah Leeds Scum, blah blah blah loanees. Blah blah blah I wonder if I'm making myself look like a dick?"

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    1. Yes you are but we value your contribution regardless.

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    2. Usual bullshit from you Nf... With a mention of your most favorite club to talk about when playing with your mangina too..

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  4. hahacalm down kids

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  5. Usually you are proved wrong, but it's nice to see you have to eat your words.

    Only a few months ago you hated Zola, now you love him. Are you supposed to be taken seriously?

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  6. I cant help but read this blog and generally enjoy it. Its reasonably well written and sometimes amusing. I am a Watford fan and am a also little tired of the constant reference to 'loans' but I also understand other teams perception of events. I hope soon the real situation will be clearer and perhaps all will then write about how well the Pozzos run football clubs as well as the wonderful work by Zola and his team.

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  7. The game has gone crazy ! Swansea playing proper stylish football whilst the West Amateurs sell their soul by playing hoof ball.Cannot put a roof on your new stadium because the ball would be forever bouncing off of it.They are even going to slope the seats backwards so you get a better view !
    You used to play nice,pretty,non effective,pussy,footy.What happened ? Bad fat Sam.

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  8. Mohamed mouse! Quite funny for you hf

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  9. Say hi to your mum x x

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  10. Hull are having there bad spell now at the right time when our new signings come and aluku back watch us go.Come on you tigers

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  11. Actualy,there is one team with a very good defence. Hull City have scored few goals this season,and are on 50pts. And that's in an attacking formation.

    If we sign the right striker this month,things might be closer than you think.

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  12. When you read some of the shit you have written, I gotta say this isn't as bad... You make some valid points, but as previous posts you have written, I would suggest its pure luck.

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  13. UMMM wrong about the defences again..Cardiff have only scored 7 goals last six games but conceded only three...Yes always an amusing but inaccurate blog

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  14. Well,i for one am glad there is a football interest in Hull.Cannot be many supporters who follow a club that has won NOTHING ,NOT EVER.Never even reached a final or anything.Had their 15 seconds of fame in the premier.How many clubs can you say that about ? When they speak ,well.we should all listen,eh ?
    Been the champions as many times as the 'Ammers though.

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  15. Adkins next Leeds manager so I am told

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  16. Hull supporters very loyal as we don't need to win a trophies once every 20 years for them to have our support dip shit

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  17. Typical ammers fan living on past glory yawn excuse me while I go and blow some bubbles.At least hull fans don't have to pay your prices to watch shit and dream of winning something in the next 10 years

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  18. Can see this so called "football" blog is doing well! It's still all about Leeds ya trophy dodging clown!!! You haven't got a clue! No wonder your own fans call you! You are a complete joke! Blowing bubbles and licking windows! Total idiot!

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  19. BREAKING NEWS: Hammers run out of funds. Major injuries now forcing Allardyce into lookout for bargain Championship players. Hammers fans distraught with new relegation fear.

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  20. The Tiger's toothless no longer mate,quick to write us off after 2 bad games,do it at your peril as the tiger always bites back ;)

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  21. Cardiff to win at Leeds in a fortnight? Not likely mate!
    Elland rd is a fortress, you know that Hammerfan.You write enough about Leeds so this should be obvious to you!

    Cardiff need a Soft touch away to secure their Auto promotion. If only they could visit West Ham who can't even dispatch the bottom team at home. But alas the Sad Hammers are temporarily in the Premier League.....

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  22. Hull are just in a blip due too injuries 2 is ours?

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  23. In interesting, but absurd, view on the current Championship table. Writing off Hull's chances after two poor performances patently fails to recognise the brilliant form that took them into second place over the New Year. Leicester were in poor form a month or so ago, so are a perfect example of how quickly it can all turn around.
    And please explain how a team can reach 5th place in the table 'by default'. What does that even mean?

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  24. Awful journalism

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  25. Utter drivel and tosh IMO. Watford shall fall off and struggle next season IMO when they can't get their loans back. Time will tell

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