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Watford are preparing to face Liverpool on Nissan Super Sunday, and a trip to Anfield stirs Hornets strikers past and present in Tommy Mooney and Troy Deeney. Mooney scored his first Premier League goal at Anfield as newly-promoted Watford sealed a maiden top-flight win of the 1999/2000 campaign, while Deeney heads for Merseyside hunting his 100th goal for the club. Deeney became the first player in Watfords history to hit the 20-goal mark in three successive seasons, but can trace his success to early days at Walsall under Mooneys watchful eye. Ahead of Sundays clash, Sky Sports got the mentor and his protege back together to talk old memories and fresh hopes... Troy Deeney chatted with former mentor and Watford striker Tommy Mooney Tommy Mooney: Youve got a big game this weekend at Liverpool - a difficult game at any stage in the season. I remember going there in 1999 - we came out of the train station and the taxi drivers were laughing at us. Like lambs to the slaughter! they said. But we won 1-0; first win in the Premier League, my first goal in the Premier League - and at the Kop end. Troy Deeney: Im trying to get my 100th Watford goal there! So this is a big game for you personally, as well as the club.Its massive. We beat them at our place last year then we had them in the final few games of last season. They were kind of concentrating on the Europa League final and we were more or less packing for our holidays. We went there with not as much aggression as we normally would have and I came away feeling a bit disappointed. Premier League Vault | Liverpool 0-1 Watford 1999 Its massive playing in front of the Kop. Liverpools one of the few grounds - Newcastle, Villa, too - where Ive got a proper buzz. Its a completely different Liverpool team - theyre running everywhere, scoring goals - so its going to be a massive test but were coming into it on decent form ourselves and we know we can have a right good go because then its the international break.But you play at 100 per cent every week dont you?I try my best! Im not as blessed technically as some of the other guys but what I am good at is roughing people up and making it tough for people. Its about the team winning but if I can score at Liverpool, itd be quite fitting that you scored your first Premier League goal there and Im scoring my 100th. That Liverpool goal, was it your greatest goalscoring achievement? Current Hornets skipper Deeney is one goal away from his century for the club It was really special. Because it was our first win, thats great for the team, but as a Liverpool supporter as a kid, to get a goal and have a day like we did... You had the highs of that game but the season didnt pan out how you would have wanted personally, and Watford came straight back down. Do you look back and think, What if?You do at the time. I had a great week, scoring against Liverpool and Bradford, but then a few weeks later against Chelsea I injured my knee in a tackle with Marcel Desailly. I wasnt happy about it and Im still not! I missed seven-and-a-half months. It was difficult not being able to influence the dressing room and by the time I was fit, we were relegated. It was a difficult season but I played in the Premier League, scored, achieved what we did to get there. Theres a lot of pressure on the No 9, isnt there? Liverpool vs Watford November 6, 2016, 1:30pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass There is but its good fun. I obviously speak to you quite often and others who used to be in the game say, Enjoy it while you can. Its never been about financial reward, of course it helps, but youve always got the thought it could end tomorrow.I remember getting a call from Richard Money at Walsall asking if Id like to come and play for a season. Im 36, its near home, he said he had a young lad he thought I could help - very raw but works hard. What do you remember about that?I remember you were at Wycombe the year before and he made me do a report on you - great movement, gets to the back post, doesnt look the quickest! I was young and a bit naive then. Im still learning now but when you met me I was playing football on the estate with my mates. Mooney scored 65 goals in 288 appearances for Watford You werent really like a normal 19-year-old; Id seen a lot doing the big I am but you were like a sponge and you were respectful.Im a student, essentially. The games moved on a bit - the kids are getting a lot more money - but the grounding I got made me focused and appreciate what Id got. I might not have wanted to carry on if it wasnt for all those lifts, though!Its your hard work thats got you through. It pains me to say it but youre probably more popular than I was as the Watford No 9! How do you assess the season so far? Watford 1-0 Hull Were doing alright. Weve been told about the second-season syndrome. Hopefully we can finish higher than last season but its a case of getting to 40 points as quickly as possible. The new manager is a bit old-school; he likes people getting kicked in training! He likes the intensity. I love him. He keeps it really professional and if the standards drop, like they did against Burnley, he picks it right up. Its a different style of training but I think the boys have adjusted now.As a former centre-forward Im not going to ask what your goal target is because that used to annoy me, but the way the team are playing, are you still confident there are goals there for you? Football Score Centre Sky Sports customers can watch Premier League goals and highlights every weekend at no extra cost. Yes. I think the one thing weve got this season is goals all over; last season it was just me and Iggy (Odion Ighalo). Etienne Capoue, Roberto Pereyra are scoring, Daryl Janmaat doesnt get as much credit as he deserves and has a few goals in him. This year Ive got my eye on the goal record.I dont think Im going to be in the position to have loads of trophies in my career but Id like to be able to say I was the third, second-highest goalscorer for Watford. I might have a tough time catching Luther Blissetts 186, though!I havent scored at Anfield. Like Old Trafford or the old Wembley, its got that prestige. My nan is a Liverpool fan, so I hope I can do it there and write my name into history but also do it on a massive stage against a team thats flying. Deeney spent four years at Walsall with Mooney also at the club in the 2007/08 season Ignore the tax drivers! Enjoy the atmosphere and the anthem. Its spine-tingling but when the whistle goes its down to work. Whats the secrets to winning at Anfield? Im not sure there is one.From our point of view, you cant fear them. Theyve got some brilliant footballers so you have to have a bit of respect but on the day youre just 11 footballers versus 11 footballers. I know if Im a handful its going to take more than one of them to stop me.Watch Tommy Mooneys chat with Troy Deeney in the build-up to Liverpool v Watford - 2.15pm kick-off - live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 1.30pm on Super Sunday. Follow on the move and watch in-game clips and highlights via the Football Score Centre app. Also See: Sky Live: Liverpool v Watford Lpool-Watford tactics analysed VOTE: PL Goal of the Month The brilliance of Barnes Chris Thorburn Jersey . The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities on Friday after the deadline for applications had passed. 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TORONTO -- One of the great reminders Hockey Hall of Fame induction weekend affords is of the place international hockey plays in helping judge honored members.As youve heard me say before, its not the NHL Hall of Fame, its the Hockey Hall of Fame.Thats incredibly true yet again with this years class.For as much we remember Eric Lindros for changing the NHL with his formidable skill and physicality, hes also one of the more decorated Team Canada players: he played in three world junior championships, a world championship, a Canada Cup, a World Cup of Hockey and three Olympic Games.Helping Canada snap a 50-year Olympic gold medal drought in hockey at Salt Lake City topped them all.I look back to 2002 as a pretty big moment, Lindros said Friday after receiving his Hockey Hall of Fame induction ring.We had the World Cup in 96 that we lost in the last five minutes or so in Montreal. I dont know what happened there. Whoa. And then in 98, we lose in the shootout in the semis to the Czechs and Dominik Hasek after playing really good hockey for the whole tournament.So then to come back in 2002, and it ties in with Pat [Quinn] being our coach, it felt great to bring it back. That was a nice time.The late Pat Quinn also coached Canada to a championship title in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, a memory his daughter Kalli Quinn fondly recalled Friday.My favorite memory from 04 was sitting in his coachs office after the game with family and friends and just having laughs and carrying on, Kalli said. We actually brought the family and team bus to the post-reception. We all figured out a way to get there.And yes, her father had his trademark cigar in hand.But it wasnt lit, she said with a laugh.Sergei Makarovs eyes lit up when he remembered the 1981 Canada Cup in which Russia crushed Canada 8-1 in the final game -- a Canadian side that had Scotty Bowman behind the bench and the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Guy Lafleur on the roster.It was not expected for us to win like that, Makarov said. The games between Russia and Canada, it doesnt matter what age, theyre always hard. You dont expect 8-1. For us, it was a big surprise.Speaking of Gretzky, The Great One often says the 1987 Canada Cup finals were some of the best hockey hes ever been part of, with Canada edging Russia 6-5 in Game 3. Superstars on each side left it all on the ice in a historical display of hockey.It was a great three games, 6-5, 6-5, 6-5, said Makarov, one of the best players of the tourrnament.dddddddddddd Top-level hockey, and it was so good. I totally agree with Wayne on that.Rogie Vachon backstopped Team Canada to glory in the first-ever Canada Cup tournament, held in 1976, as the team MVP.One of the great highlights of my career, Vachon said Friday after getting his Hall of Fame induction ring. We had Bobby Orr and Guy Lafleur and all these guys. The Canada Cup is right there with some of my best memories.The debate that rages is which Canadian team was more talented: Orrs squad in 76 or Gretzkys in 87?If you look at the lineup we had, it was just so much fun, said Vachon. We played seven games and I ended up giving up 10 goals. My defense was unbelievable. Guys like [Serge] Savard and [Larry] Robinson, they would say, Make the first save and dont worry about the rebound.Of note, Vachon added, is that Team Canada got very serious in its preparation for that tournament.In those days, thats when we really started to watch video, he said. Video was never popular before in the NHL. But when the Canada Cup came in, we spent a lot of hours watching the Russians and the Czechs [to] see how they play, when they pass, when they shoot.Lindros introduced himself on the big stage as an 18-year-old playing in the 1991 Canada Cup with and against big NHL stars. But what he remembers most was how two veterans took care of him.When I think back to 91, I think of Steve Larmer and Dirk Graham, guys that were ... the glue of that team, guys that took time to help some of the younger guys immensely, he said. I remember Larms always taking me out for dinner and just being around for me. Both Dirk and Steve were guys that I truly remember from that.What people tend to forget, however, is that Lindros also played in a non-NHL Olympics, joining Canadas national team for the 1991-92 season while he waited for the Quebec Nordiques to trade him.It was great, Lindros said of the team that earned silver in at the 1992 Albertville Olympics. We had Joe Juneau, Sean Burke, Kevin Dahl, Dan Ratushny -- a good team and a great group of guys. But with Hockey Canada, you might not have a game for, like, three weeks. So youre training and going to practice three weeks straight, and all of a sudden you go and play 17 games in 21 days in 14 countries. It was a tight group because of that. We were together a lot. We had fun. Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Gear Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Jerseys 2019 ' ' '