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Match Day Thread BOURNEMOUTH v WATFORD

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  1. oldfrenchhorn

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    BOURNEMOUTH v WATFORD
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    Vitality Stadium

    Sunday 12th January 2020
    Kick Off : 1400 GMT

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    Two of the clubs in the Premier League relegation zone meet at the Vitality Stadium and if either was to win, the battle to stay up would be blown even more wide open.

    Just past the halfway mark of the season, it is difficult to tell how far up the table the dogfight to avoid the drop is likely to extend. Are Sheffield United, in eighth position with a nine-point cushion to the bottom three, safe? Probably, but you sense it is still too early to say.


    What is certain is that Bournemouth and Watford need to double their respective points tallies of 20 and 19 as an absolute minimum, and they go into this game with contrasting levels of momentum after vastly differing results over the festive period.

    Watford have had a real bounce under their new manager Nigel Pearson. They have collected 10 points from the last 12 available, but were then involved in a bizarre FA Cup third-round tie at home to League One club Tranmere in which they were cruising, 3-0 up at the break, only to be pegged back to 3-3 and they now face a replay on the Wirral
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    For Bournemouth, it has been the opposite story. They have taken only four league points from a possible 30 to slide down the table, but boosted their confidence with a 4-0 rout of Championship strugglers Luton in the FA Cup as usually reliable striker Callum Wilson ended his 14-match goal drought.


    Team News: Bournmouth
    Unavailable: Brooks (Injured), Daniels (Injured), Ake (Injured), Smith (Injured), Groeneveld (Injured), Kelly (Injured), King (Injured), Stacey (Injured)

    Team News: Watford

    Janmaat (Injured), Welbeck (Injured), Prodl (Injured), Cleverley (Injured), Kabasele
    (Suspended)

    Doubtful: Hughes (Injured), Cathcart (Injured), Chalobah (Injured), Kiko Femenia (Injured), Domingos Quina (Injured)

    The referee for Watford's game with Bournemouth on Sunday will be Mike Dean.

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    He will be assisted on Sunday by Darren Cann and Dan Robathan, while Peter Bankes will be fourth official and Stuart Attwell will be VAR.



    :emoticon-0100-smile WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD - ENJOY THE GAME :emoticon-0100-smile
     
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  2. Mexican Hornet

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    As another game rolls round can the Pearson effect still hold?

    I sure hope we win this. We could even be out of the bottom 3 if all things fall into place.

    COYH!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Very good luck to the Golden Boys <cheers>
     
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  4. yorkshirehornet

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    Let's win this six pointer!
     
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    Very interesting, informative and frank interview
     
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    Sounds like we won't be making signings for the sake of it going by what Pearson said.
     
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  7. brian_66_usa

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    We could be missing a few, that is a good reason for not playing our 1st 11 in this round of the cup
     
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  8. Markthehorn

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    Our 500th top flight game.

    Let's hope its one to remember for a positive reason!
     
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    Just like our first
     
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    Here are our fixtures for next weekend, the 11th/12th Jan.

    Crystal Pal. v Arsenal 0-1
    Chelsea v Burnley2-0
    Everton v Brighton1-0
    Leicester v Southampton3-0
    Man Utd v Norwich3-0
    Wolves v Newcastle2-0
    Spurs v Liverpool0-1
    Bournemouth v Watford0-1
    Aston Villa v Man City0-2j
    Udinese v Sassuolo (serie A)2-0

    here is mine
     
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  11. yorkshirehornet

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    Brian. Wrong thread!
     
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    That's an OG!! :emoticon-0140-rofl:
     
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    It would appear that the Bournemouth injury list is not quite long enough for Eddies liking, as he took the squad as a bonding exercise to a boxing gym this week. There used to be a competition called spot the ball. Could spot the black eye be a replacement? :emoticon-0145-shake
     
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    I think bournemouth will come at us today..... will be very interesting to see how it starts
     
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    Team looks good with stregnth on the bench...
    Pedro not ready yet, clearly
     
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  19. Markthehorn

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    Dawson and Cathcart in central defence.

    Masina and Mariappa full backs.

    Ake back for Bournemouth.
     
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    No real surprises there. Kiko is out with a hamstring problem and Kabasele is suspended. The only defender on the bench is Holebas.
     
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