Mike looks back on Almen Abdi’s time at Watford, with a tear in his eye! Football. It will always break your heart. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something new and horrifying will happen to make you question your weekly pilgrimage, emotional investment and spiralling financial commitment. Conceding a last minute goal, the stonewall penalty […]
You can find us on social media as ‘watfordpodcast’ and we love to hear your views on Watford FC. When we asked: Be honest. What’s your gut feeling about this season for #watfordfc? You guys shared a wide range of hopes and dreads, and here are a few of our favourite responses. As always, thanks […]
Thanks to everyone who follows us on social media (we’re watfordpodcast if you want to find us) and you proved to be a creative lot when coming up with poems for Jose Manuel Jurado as he left the club.
We are now in our 7th Season of podcasting about Watford FC, and oh what a great time we’ve had. It’s doubt anyone has ever listened to every episodes we’ve published, so we thought, with an international break to get through, we’d highlight a few of our favourites. Everyday this week we will highlighting a […]
Why Watford’s solid start to the Premier League campaign means that defeat at Leicester – and a goalkeeping error – won’t be cause for concern.
A frank assessment of set piece quality. Future stadium plans. Insight into what happens at the training ground and details on one players inability to operate a petrol pump. A staggeringly wide range of information, delivered by the Chief Executive, Sporting Director, Club Captain and Head Coach. These nuggets of behind the scenes insight are usually reserved for the inner sanctum – the dressing room or the board room. Not at Watford. Things are a bit different here.
I tried to start a chant once. As you probably won’t be surprised to learn, it didn’t go well.
In the end, all it took was a few seconds. Arsenal broke downfield, driving a horse and cart through the Etienne Capoue shaped hole in midfield before the move culminated in Alexis Sanchez slotting home. It was the first goal of the game and there was still just under half an hour to play, but that was that. In that brief passage of play, the game was up for Watford.
There were more than a few raised eyebrows when following promotion to the Premier League, Watford announced that Slaviša Jokanović, the Head Coach that got them there would be moving on. In his place came Quique Sánchez Flores; Europa League winner, godson of the great Alfredo Di Stéfano and the best Hugh Laurie lookalike in the professional game.
My first ever trip to Dean Court left me in no doubt that games involving AFC Bournemouth and Watford were always going to be slightly out of the ordinary. The year was 1995 and I’d travelled to Dorset to see Watford in a League Cup 2nd Round 2nd leg tie…