All posts tagged with: Ben Watson

Nottingham Forest 1-1 West Bromwich Albion Six Things: Reds denied victory by Phillips’ late show

Nottingham Forest were cruelly denied the first win of their 2018-19 Championship campaign due to a late equalizer from Matt Phillips, in a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion. Here’s six things from the game. Forest’s first half pressure Adlene Guedioura brilliantly called the shots in midfield, bringing Tendayi Darikwa and Joe Lolley into play… Read more →

Liverpool v Watford: the need for flexibility

Just as one Europa League-winning manager could lose his job, another manager could become a Europa League winner, after Liverpool’s 3-1 aggregate victory over Villareal. The standard of that competition has previously been criticized, but the semi-final Spaniards have conceded a similar number of league goals to Real Madrid and Barcelona. For Liverpool to put three goals… Read more →

The Mega FA Cup Third Round Preview

Here are The Football Lab’s previews for all 32 of the weekend’s FA Cup ties. Holders Arsenal kick-start their defence of the trophy when they host Sunderland, who are battling relegation in the Premier League. Steve Evans and Neil Redfearn meet their old club when Leeds play Rotherham, as does Dean Smith when his Brentford side welcome Walsall. Northampton face MK Dons… Read more →

Championship Preview: Gameweek 42

In the Championship, Millwall continue their challenging quest for survival with a daunting home game against Watford, who are outside the automatic promotion places on only goal difference. Blackburn Rovers’ play-off hopes have long since disappeared, but they look to at least finish the season in good form when they travel to Reading, who may… Read more →