The Lewis Review! THE MIGHTY WATFORD vs Liverpool (SPOILERS)

<Rafiki talking to Simba> : It is time…

New season, again a new manager. Hopefully we can have a bit more stability and push on. We need to play better than last season if we want to stay up that’s for sure…

Watford line up:

Watford opting for the 4-3-3 (Or 4-5-1, I don’t care, I didn’t look it up…) today, hoping to use the counter attack to devastating effect.

Gomes (GK) Holebas (LB) Britos (CB) Kaboul (CB) Janmaat (RB) Chalobah (CM) Cleverley (CM) Doucoure (CM) Pereyra (LW) Okaka (CF) Amrabat (RW)

Liverpool team news:

Mingolet starts, no Coutinho (I smell an upset maybe?) and a start for the youngster Trent Alexander Arnold. I tried to sign him on Fifa 17, but Liverpool wanted around 5 million for the fucker even though he was worth 1.4, so needless to say I dominated without him…

OK, kick off!

I was excited watching this bad boy at home, secretly worrying that we may get stuffed, but Watford started sharply and Liverpool looked sloppy, the signs looked good.

Six minutes in Pereyra broke free cutting inside the last Liverpool defender. “GO ON SON!” I screamed. But as he shot it bounced off of a Liverpool defender for a corner. Definitely got my juices flowing!

And if that didn’t, it was about to; from the resulting corner < generic Watford player > spanks it in the box. Okaka was unmarked as he made a fucking world class run into the six yard box. Any coach will tell you in this situation to put it either side of the keeper. Okaka made a mockery of this strategy and went straight for Mingolet’s face, with the ball bouncing off of his face and into the top corner.

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Rocking the Watford shirt whilst teaching in Thailand

Before I could process this Watford were on the attack, and thanks to some suspect defending and a bit of pinball action, the ball fell to Doucoure who made no mistake from six yards.

Half time, THE MIGHTY WATFORD 2-1 Liverpool

well, it should have been 2-2, but when the debutant Salah broke free at 38 minutes, he stabbed at it, poking the ball over. I think he was trying to hard to make an impression, which tensed him up a little bit at the vital moment. I’ve been a big fan of Salah for a while now though, and as long as Liverpool give him time to settle he’ll come good…

I got myself a cheeky Pad Thai (I’m in Thailand, so I’m not trying to sound pretentious, it’s the Thai version of a pasty) and got ready for the barrage of Liverpool players ready to chase the game.

Anyway, the game was drifting into nothingness in the second half, until an innocuous ball from Firmino into Salah led to panic from Gomes, and he brought Salah down for a penalty. He complained but I don’t know why; it was a simple decision for me…Firmino smashed in the resulting penalty, and ninety seconds later Liverpool broke again on the left. Gomes then though it would be a cracking idea to go walkabouts, and Firmino chipped him:

Good News: It didn’t reach the goal

Bad News: Salah was there to finish the job…

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Me also invading Italian bars with my Watford shirt…

That is however, until stoppage time; Watford had a corner, Liverpool didn’t clear it and somehow it was scrambled in. 3-3! Although I felt embarrassed because we didn’t deserve a draw by any means, but a points a point. We may need it come the end of the season.

Looking at the replay Liverpool will feel more robbed because Britos (The scorer) was offside, but I’ll take it! Liverpool will have nothing to worry about though; they may have dropped two points but at times they looked world class. Once they settle they could be serious title contenders if they stick to their attacking mindset.

THE LEWIS PICK

(THE LEWIS PICK is my man of the match out of all the Watford players. I’m not sure how this is going to pan out, so I’ll let it evolve naturally)

HOLEBAS

I debated on picking Doucoure, who had some exceptional touches, but Holebas was solid and looked lively whenever he had the ball

Final score: THE MIGHTY WATFORD 3-3 Liverpool

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The Books Have Finally Got to Valentin Hostel in Skopje

When I got my books printed on paperback I sent a load of them to family and friends. I also sent some to some of the hostel owners that I am still good friends with. Unfortunately two months after I sent them to Macedonia they still hadn’t arrived, but I got a message from Nikoleta yesterday, along with a picture, saying that they had finally arrived.

20630010_1586324138079263_1384401218_o (1)I hope you and your guests enjoy the books Valentin and Nikoleta, and I’ll see you soon (I say soon, it’ll probably be in a few years…)