Date: 17th January 2009 at 9:59pm
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Watford boss` Brendan Rodger`s post match press conferences are being the same old story but it`s time the Hornets gaffer changed the record!

After the 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Reading just 8 days ago, Rodgers reckoned Watford ‘controlled the game` up the Madjeski ?to the bemusement of all fans and most of the SKY TV viewers.

Now, after yet another abject and pathetic airing of his so-called ‘total football` in the 2-0 home loss to an average Sheffield United, Rodgers bleated “we seemed to be in control of a game against a top side”.

Come off it Brendan. Even your irish charm and Mourinho-inspired coat can`t hide the actual truth that not once did your Watford ‘control the game` as they we`re barely in it at all throughout the 90 minutes.

Blinkered Brendan then added “I said [at half time] that it was yet another game that with a few little adjustments we could go and push on in”.

Those ‘little adjustments` would have needed to include passing the ball forward rather than backward and sideways. Or maybe taking off Jobi McAnuff and putting on a winger that actually takes on a player and gets in a decent cross. Or perhaps for his players to just show an ounce of passion, fight and spirit?motivation even?

Thankfully, Rodgers did concede that something needs to be done about the shambles of a defense that he has inherited and that tactically the Hornets are all over the place when they go a goal behind?

?but as he points out “actions have to speak louder than words”.