Watford Fans Lost It On Twitter After Their Last-Gasp Loss To CPFC

2 Posted by - December 13, 2017 - Daily Thoughts, News

Having watched the away end spend the entirety of yesterday’s game between Crystal Palace and Watford serenading Wilfried Zaha with abuse, I’m sure you’ll forgive me for taking a few moments to bask in the reflective glow of Hornets fans’ misery on this fine Wednesday afternoon.

Mostly, the hatred Watford fans reserve for Eagles’ academy product stems from his barnstorming performance against them in the 2013 play-off final, when his pace and trickery forced defender Cassetti into a clear foul in the penalty area, providing veteran striker Kevin Phillips with the chance to blast home the resulting spot-kick.

Whilst it was undoubtedly a terrible day to support the Hornets, they appear to have convinced themselves in the years since that Wilf is nothing more than a blatant cheat, whose tricks, flicks, assists and goals are the product of nothing more than dumb luck. Time and again, the aim volleys of abuse in his general direction and on almost every occasion, the 25-year-old ends up having the last laugh.

Yesterday evening, with the visitors clinging onto a 1-0 lead in the moments just after midfielder Tom Cleverley was dismissed for a second bookable offence, the Palace talisman took matters into his own hands. Having forced an equaliser after his powerful low strike was parried into the path of Bakary Sako by Gomes, he picked up the ball on the left flank and figuratively pulled Daryl Janmaat’s pants down before centering a cross for James McArthur to guide home an emotion-filled winner.

As you can see from the tweets I’ve taken the liberty of attaching just below, the reaction of Watford fans across social media was not a happy one. Whether you look back on the aforementioned play-off final, our FA Cup semi-final win over them at the same venue or last night’s late heroics, it’s not hard to grasp why they hold such feelings of anger towards us. Of course, I’m opening myself up to accusations of immaturity here but I do find it all rather satisfying.

Had they let their bizarre beef with Wilfried Zaha go, I would pay little to no attention to their rants but in the circumstances, I see nothing wrong with pointing and laughing after a wonderful end to Tuesday night in SE25.

Enjoy.

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6 Comments

  • steve furniss December 13, 2017 - 2:32 pm Reply

    what a load of one eyed nonsense-what goes around comes around

    • admin December 13, 2017 - 2:37 pm Reply

      From HLTCO or the Watford fans, Steve?

  • keith deacon December 13, 2017 - 6:16 pm Reply

    Watford are still crying in the wind

    • admin December 13, 2017 - 6:21 pm Reply

      Never knowing who to turn to, when the ball went in…

  • TonyN December 13, 2017 - 6:39 pm Reply

    All I can say after Wilf becomes a Tiny dancer through the Watford Defence and He’s Still Standing as he sets up Jimmy Mac

    • admin December 13, 2017 - 6:49 pm Reply

      It’s definitely a nice way for us to step into Christmas…

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