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Since the podcast started in 2010, our monthly editions have looked back at a series of matches. We like to reflect and look at a developing stories that develop over a few games, not pick every game to pieces.

The From the Rookery End podcasts are the hub of this site; all our previous podcasts are available here.

Roberto at the Double (9.4)

  WATFORD 2-0 BRIGHTON Here we go again, season 9 of FTRE and the 4th for Watford in the Premier League. The Hornets start the season with a Bobby Dazzler game at the The Vic and Jon, Jason and Mike discuss the consummate performance and the players who influenced the game. And the transfer window […]

9.3 – Thank You Graham

WATFORD 1-1 SAMPDORIA Back for the final podcast in preseason, Jon and Colin were at Vicarage Road to see the unveiling of the Graham Taylor Statue. You’ll hear some moments of the ceremony, the reaction of Lionel Birnie, author of Graham’s autobiography, and we hear your memories of meeting Graham. In terms of football, preseason […]

Catching Up with Andy Hessenthaler

With more stamina and energy than a Lucozade factory, Andy Hessenthaler played over 200 games for the Hornets on a pair ‘good legs’ and never played a game at less than 100%. In this second episode of ‘Catching Up with’, Lionel Birnie spends some time with Andy, to discuss his rise from Non-League Football, his […]

9.2 – The March to the Arch

On 22nd July, the FTRE team walked 26.2 Miles, from St Albans to Wembley in aid of Prostate cancer. Along the way they had a chat about what’s been going on at Watford recently – Ricky and a new kits – plus they talk to fellow walker, and former Watford player, Richard Johnson about the […]

9.1 – Not a World Cup Podcast… kinda

England won a World Cup quarter final and what could top that? How about the FTRE boys recording a podcast? No… fair enough! But anyway, Jon, Mike and Jason are back for the start of the 9th season of FTRE podcasts and, along with Jordi and Kieran, look at the season ahead, the new arrivals […]

Catching Up with Nigel Gibbs

With over 20 years of service, and more starts than any other player in Watford history, Nigel Gibbs is a one-club man who can justifiably claim the title of ‘Mr Watford’. This brand new podcast series, where we, along with fellow watford fan Lionel Birnie, talk to the people who have played a part in […]

8.47 – Whatcouldvebeens

MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 WATFORD: The Hornet’s third successive season in the Premier League has come to an end, and it will be followed by a 4th. The boys end the season on the road at Old Trafford to discuss a performance that promised a little more and countdown the Top 10 moments of the 2017-2018 […]

8.46 – 100% SAFE

WATFORD 2-1 NEWCASTLE Jason, Jon and Jordi talk through the home win that takes us past 40 points and well and truly safe. Jon was also at a special event, where the club have put a gravestone onto a previously unmarked grave of Jonny Goodall. Who was Johnny and what does he mean to our […]

8.45 – Wembley Wasteland

SPURS 2-0 WATFORD Jon and Mike head to Wembley, with no nerves for the first time, for a not surprising result!

8.44 – Zahahahahaha

WATFORD 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE: An enjoyable 0-0, which puts Watford on 38 points. Jon, Jas and Mike gather to converse about the game, the 4-4-2, the returning centre backs and if having two up front made a difference. There’s a report from Russia, DCW is over there ahead of the World Cup with work, and […]

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