Tuesday, February 28
Sporting reception for Zarate from West Ham fans
Sad to hear that Watford's Mauro Zarate will be out for a lengthy spell after damaging his cruciate ligament on Saturday. The former Hammer was impressive for the first half hour and when he took a corner in front of the West Ham fans he even received a chant of "Oh, Mauro Zarate!" (to the tune of Seven Nation Army). When Zarate was carried off he again received applause from all sides of the ground. We'll gloss over the soft penalty he won in the second minute. I'd have liked to see him stay last season as he was more use than Emenike and in a lengthy interview in the Watford programme Zarate (whose father and grandfather also played professional football) hints it might have beeb a mistake to leave WHU: "My relationship with Slaven was very good but in that moment i needed something different. Maybe it was the wrong decision, we'll never know."