A fellow Watford FC blogger Rookery Mike posted his thoughts on the Tommy Smith transfer saga that has been hanging over our heads for most of the summer. I got to feeling like I was breaking up with a girlfriend.
So, with my new found sense of calm, I have been quite proud of the sanguine way in which I have accepted Watford’s current financial plight. Despite the never ending tales of black holes in accounts and player departures, I have continually been able to find the positives and maintain some sort of optimistic excitment.
I’m not sure if they’ll be doing a Football League commentary game on BBC Five Live Sports Extra. Watford have been know to be the main commentary game but it is broken up quite a lot with scores from around the league. It may return when the cricket season is over!
Roll on Sheffield on Saturday
You might have heard Jimmy Russo’s interview with BBC 3 counties in the last few days…
Yesterday Vicarage Road was definitely a first day of school. There was the excitement of being back there for the first time, the sun was out, we had a new manager, a great pre-season – and at 3pm everything in the Watford world was good.
I’ve always wanted to create a Rookery End chant – I don’t know why, maybe it’s the creative challenge?
Saying the word ‘money’ around Watford is like saying the word ‘Voldermort’ on the Leavsden Studio set of Harry Potter. However, today has seen money coming and and going out of the Vicarage Road bank accounts so there is no getting around not using it.
It’s only a week till the start of the new football season and “From The Rookery End” will be following Watford each week on this blog and on our podcasts.
Well, it may well be slightly frustrating, mildly amusing, at times entertaining and often quite annoying, but at least it is fun again. After a year or so of dreadful football, discontent among supporters, financial worries and boardroom horror stories, it’s starting to feel like Watford again.