College Football

The Impressive Rise of the Hornets in the Premier League and FA Cup

Watford FC fans are content with their team following its recent victories in the Premier League. The football club commonly referred to as the Hornets is at the seventh position in the Premier Leaguev. Manager Javi Gracia has been on the forefront in motivating and praising his team for their great achievements. Out of eleven games, Watford FC has played; it has only lost one to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Javi Gracia has praised his team for their excellent teamwork in thrashing Cardiff FC to get a 5-1 win; their biggest win this season. Javi Garcia also praised goalscorer Gerard Deulofeu for his stunning three goals in the game which destroyed their opponent’s team spirit. For the fans, there was no more of a fascinating goal than Deulofeu’s hat-trick. The player made an exceptional performance for his team from his goals and his latest assist to Troy which secured their fourth goal.

Currently, Watford FC has forty points in the Premier League which according to Gracia is a good run but still have a lot to do. Deulofeu’s received a treble in over thirty years since Mark Falco scored the famous hat-trick against Aston Villa in 1986. According to Cardiff’s manager Neil Warnock, the referee made an erroneous judgment during the end of the first period. The manager complained that the referee did not award Cardiff a penalty when Daryl Janmaat pushed Cardiff’s player Josh Murphy to the ground. According to the manager, if the penalty would have been granted, the team would have gone to the dressing room with a draw which would have kept their spirits high.

Watford’s current owner is Italian businessman Gino Pozzo, son of Giampaolo Pozzo whom he succeeded the team. As owner and managing director, Gino Pozzo is heavily involved with his team; negotiating transfers between Watford and his father’s Italian football club Udinese Calcio.

College Playoffs a Success

My friend Darius Fisher mentioned that he has heard, since the beginning of the college football season there has been great amounts of speculation regarding the new playoff structure that the NCAA has adopted, which is more like the National Football League then the traditional bowl games that were selected by a committee in the past. This year proved to be a massive success, much further than anyone could have expected. Two amazing things happened that really reinforced that the correct decision was made to make the change. First and foremost, over 28 million people tuned in to watch the first two games of the playoffs, setting a cable television record. Secondly, the Ohio State Buckeyes pulled off an incredible feat and knocked off the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Oregon Ducks in successive games. They were drastic underdogs in both match ups and proved that a team that is ranked out of the top two should get a chance to prove their dominance at the end of the season. If it were a different year, either Oregon or Alabama would own this year’s title, but thanks to the much more fair change that was made, the national championship trophy is headed back to the state of Ohio. The National Championship game also set a new cable television record, making the entire thing a ridiculous success. At the end of the day, the Ohio State Buckeyes have become the winners of the first ever college football playoffs.