We seem to be playing almost no games on Saturday this season, which is not clear to me why, but at least the fact that our inevitable defeat has already happened by the time Saturday rolls around means that enjoyable results like this one are not tainted by being up against our own capitulations.
Improved even more through the understanding that Leeds fans are blaming Warnock, as he apparently used his 3 subs at half time, by which time Leeds were already down to 10 men, only for someone to get injured after 50 minutes leaving Leeds to play the last 40 minute with 9.
What with that and Arsenal missing a last minute penalty to fail to win at home to Fulham, I have to say that it's not been a bad day footballwise
My dad has seen a few Watford games this season. I think they have lost all of them, but he keeps saying that it's the best football he has seen them play in decades, and that someone is eventually going to get a hammering. Looks like Leeds were in the wrong place at the wrong time...
A quick count-up:
2012-13 (Leicester): ...Richie de Laet (permanent)
de Laet was 20 when he signed for Man United. He cannot conceivably be thought of as one of their youth products, his development was at Antwerp and to a lesser extent at Stoke. He was a signing that failed, no more or less.
Leeds being down to 9 can surely not have helped, but still. Bloody hell. This Vydra chap seems like one to watch (though he'll likely be back at the mother club next season).
And the BBC can take as long as they like with match reports when they put things out like Ben Smith's multiple orgasm-filled missive about the Villa-Man United game. Put me off my tea, it did (well nearly)
I've seen Watford four times this season and we're certainly playing very neat stuff. Only seen us win once, mind. Sometimes we lack a cutting edge and I've seen a couple of halves play out like extended training exercises. But we're an interesting work in progress.
Fair enough about Richie de Laet, Janik, didn't know he was that old. Although I think the point still stands - he was a (young-ish) player hauled out of United reserves, like the rest.
True, he was, although he did spend a chunk of the time contracted to Man United out on loan.
But presumably that period, when he didn't kick on at Man United, isn't what interests people; it is his time in the youth/reserve teams at Stoke, which were promising enough to encourage Man United to buy him in the first place, which still gives him a certain cachet.
while a first win in 5 games and banging in 6 goals was very satisfactory, Ipswich were so abject that they were beyond belief. They lacked any kind of confidence, fight, tactical awareness and unity. Even teams in the one season we had in Div 3 were not that poor. I've always liked Lloyd Dyer but they made him look like Messi yesterday. Its going to be a grim season for them.