With no Premiership games on TV this past Saturday, I had the pleasure of watching the first leg of the Championship semi-final playoff between Crystal Palace and Watford.
As is often the case in football, it was a tale of two halves. Palace dominated the first half and looked unlucky not to open the scoring. At half time, I was already predicting Watford’s demise.
However the second half was a completely different game with Watford scoring three scintilating goals — all of them worthy of being considered as possible goals of the season! Watford completely tore Palace apart, shocking both the players and fans with their amazing talent (especially from former Nottingham Forest player Marlon King).
Based on Watford’s second half performance, they would be a welcome addition to the Premiership with sublime skills and a manager (Adrian Boothroyd) with a good head on his shoulders.
The second leg of the semi-final will be played today with Watford hoping that their home advantage will make a big difference. The winner will play Leeds United in the final to decide who will be promoted to the Premiership next year.