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The rough and the smooth

It’s funny. Sometimes I leave football happier after a defeat than I do after a more positive result. I’ve no doubt a lot of it has to do with my prevailing mood, the weather, what I had for lunch and a whole host of other unpredictable factors, but I’ve long since stopped trying to work out how football will leave me feeling.

In the land of the giant, the pygmy is king…

I, along with the other 2,249 Watford supporters making the lengthy trip to Newcastle United had already decided that it was going to be good fun.The “Toon Army” are renowned for their friendly welcome, the City centre famous for it’s nightlife and the imposing St James’ Park stadium is a great place to visit – despite the 14 flights of stairs that lead to the away section of the ground.

Friend or Foe?

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This week sees the start of Watford’s pre-season fixtures, with games against St Albans and AFC Wimbledon providing some welcome actual, real-life football to think about.

The Bond Conundrum

We are Premier League. Still sounds good doesn’t it? Since that memorable day at Brighton it’s slowly been sinking in, but over the past couple of weeks the realities of being a top flight club have become increasingly evident.

Why We’ll Always Love the Europa League

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The Europa League. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. However, here at From the Rookery End, it will always have a special place in our hearts.

Time to Stop Defending Diving

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Pot. Kettle. Black. That was the glib response I received from a Norwich supporter after registering my disdain for Cameron Jerome’s theatrical tumble and subsequent demands for the dismissal of Watford’s Gabriella Angella.

By far the greatest team, Miss World has ever seen…

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It seems that Watford’s reach is growing. Not content with capturing the hearts of a million Mexicans with the signing of Miguel Layun, it looks like the Hornets have now cracked South Africa too!

Watford 5-0 Charlton – The pick of the positives…

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Mike runs you through his highlights from Watford’s 5-0 triumphant win over Charlton.

It’s Times Like These

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After a tough start to the season, Mike is delighted to have been reminded of the reasons why he loves his Football Club…

Beppe Sannino Resigns

The news of Beppe Sannino resigning as Watford Head Coach broke on Sunday night. The We Are Going Up podcast were on things straight away and have done a reaction podcast about the situation. Our very own Mike, along with Frank Smith, talked to the podcast in this special Mini Episode.