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Match Day Thread WATFORD v LEEDS UTD.

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  1. oldfrenchhorn

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    WATFORD v LEEDS UTD.
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    Vicarage Road Stadium
    Friday 29th March 2024
    Kick Off 2000 GMT

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    We are back after one of those breaks that never used to be a part of the programme. This is game 39 of the 46 match season, so not too long to go before we turn our attention to other sports, and the speculation about who will be head coach and which players the rumour mill suggests will drive our search for promotion.

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    Appointed interim head coach, Tom Cleverly said that his dream was to win his first game in charge, which was rather gifted to him by a sleeping Birmingham defence. If he is dreaming about a second win, Leeds will provide a much stiffer test.
    The home faithful have to go back even further to November 28 for their team's last Championship triumph at Vicarage Road, since when Watford have fallen to six defeats and played out three draws in front of their own fans.

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    Norwich City were the most recent visiting side to fall to a league defeat at Vicarage Road, and the Canaries' former manager Daniel Farke could avenge his old club's November defeat on Good Friday, where Leeds will go in search of their fourth-straight win in the Championship.
    Farke's men have taken full advantage of Leicester's recent plight and arrive at Vicarage Road having shipped just one goal in their last six Championship away matches, while coincidentally winning their last three games against Watford without conceding once.

    Team News

    Jamal Lewis went for a scan the evening after he was ruled out of the Birmingham game; the scan result ruled him out of going away with Northern Ireland," Cleverley said.
    "We’re hopeful he’ll be part of the Easter period.

    Ryan Andrews went with England Under-20s and got a dead leg while he was there. I spoke to the Head Coach Ben Futcher, who said Ryan wouldn’t be available for their first match, so it was probably best that he went back to the club. He’s re-joined the group to train.

    James Morris had a little tightness in the week; we’re hopeful he’ll be fine.

    Ken Sema and Jeremy Ngakia remain as our mid-term injuries. Everyone else is good to go.

    Wesley Hoedt served the first of his two-game ban in the win over Birmingham and will complete his suspension here.

    Our Officials

    DAVID WEBB

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    Rob Smith and Bhupinder Singh Gill
    Fourth Official : Ben Tonerdavis

     
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  2. Markthehorn

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    Not expecting much here.

    They will probably dominate and expose us at the back with their pace.

    Hoedt and potentially no full backs .

    Going to be a field day for them .
     
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  3. NZHorn

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    A game at a nice time for me on a Saturday morning and it has to be against Leeds. I think I may go surfing instead.
     
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  4. Markthehorn

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    Bristol City showing what can be done against the top teams .

    Can we put in the same performance?
     
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    Judging by a few other scores/results today is underdogs day
     
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  6. Bolton's Boots

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    As long as the bottom three underdogs don't win - and two of them are currently losing, with the third drawing.
     
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    Rotherham are long gone.

    Huddersfield not won since they beat us.

    Few teams playing each other I think in weeks to come.

    Sure one more win will see us safe.
     
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    Healey has just scored for Huddersfield to make it 1-2. On the comeback trail?
     
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    No - they have big games to come v Stoke and Birmingham .

    QPR with a late winner .
     
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    Well it's down to Watford to salvage some local pride with Borehamwood, Hemel, and St. Albans, all losing. Further afield Stevenage and Barnet managed draws.
     
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    And Wealdstone lost too - in spite of Adeyemo's presence for the last 30 minutes or so.
     
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    Our Internationals being “rested “?
     
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    Whenever is Grieves going to come on the pitch?
     
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    I do hope that our ref is competent, as I have just watched the worst display from the one at Chateauroux that I have ever seen.
     
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    Asprilla and Porteous both in the starting lineup...
     
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    Ah true!

    Longer haul ones then .

    ;)
     
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  19. Markthehorn

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    As many Leeds fans as ours in the Family stand
     
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    Shame..looks good crowd on the tv
     
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