First time Unsworth has had the crowd behind him . I think they will appreciate an attacking formation but the worry is Watford are actually quite pacy . Think the game will open up a bit and we would definitely be better suited playing Vlasic and Lookman further up the pitch than they have been . Can understand Unsworth trying to keep it tight in the first half of his games so far but they have all been away and that will not sit well with the crowd at home . Going for 3-2 here in a bit of a nerve shredder .
One thing opening the game up if you’ve got a guarantee of goals when it’s your turn to attack.
As we saw vs Leicester, which wasn’t a keep it tight selection at all, that if you go behind any confidence is obliterated.
The crowd might not like it, but we should very much be keeping it tight for a good hour.
Can you really see 3 goals from us at the moment?
That’s part of the problem. Psychologically, if we go 0-1 down scoring 2 to win the game feels like a mountain.
The crowd will be behind the team if it’s obvious the team is being aggressive in winning the ball back; doesn’t look like conceding with each opposition attack etc.
Of course I’d expect more attacking players than Thursday; but equally just playing Rooney and dropping Sigurdsson to one of the midfield slots would still be solid but offer 4 attacking players too.