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Bothroyd: U`s Surprised Me

Watford manager Aidy Bothroyd admitted he was surprised by the way Colchester United attacked them during the recent encounter at Vickerage road.

"Colchester didn`t come here to defend, they surprised me - fair credit to them, they put their bodies on the line," Bothroyd told BBC Radio Bedfordshire. "They defended resolutely and got what they deserved," he said.

Aidy also admitted that his team had failed to execute the plan devised to contain an electric Mark Yeates. "Every team has a player that can hurt you - we talked about Yeates before the game and had a game-plan to make sure we stopped him."

"Obviously the lads had cotton wool in their ears when I was talking at that point! There`s a fine line between confidence and arrogance and we`ve got to respect our opponents."

Watford would have been entailed to feel they should have won the game, given their 29 attempts on goal.

"They got a bit of stick from their own fans with the game at Plymouth, who pinned them back but - they are battle-hardened under Geraint Williams."

Watford have had their lead at the top of the Championship cut to six points following West Brom`s 4-0 win on Monday night.

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Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 15 2007

Time: 6:43PM

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Hopefully we can surprise a few more teams this season. Get the cotton wool out yours ears, you Hornets!!!!!
StevieG Col U
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15/11/2007 18:48:00

The fact that they had 29 attempts on goal is pretty interesting - says a lot about how good Gerken must have been playing.
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15/11/2007 19:01:00

Alot were off target though. Bothroyd admitted the accuracy was poor.
StevieG Col U
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15/11/2007 19:27:00

Yep only 11 shots on target I believe. Gerken did make 3 or 4 blinding saves mind.
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15/11/2007 22:31:00

He's a good player. What's that I hear - he's put in a transfer request?? (God forbid!)
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15/11/2007 23:07:00

You had me worrried there when i started reading your comment!!!
StevieG Col U
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16/11/2007 18:46:00


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