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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.

Knife to a Gun Fight (10.17)

With two games (and two defeats) to discuss, Jon is joined by Jason, Mike and Colin – each in varying states of distress – to try and make sense of Watford’s increasingly thankless search for a win. As well as frantically searching for on-field positives, the boys discuss the battle of the badge and also […]

Drowning in Draws (10.16)

WATFORD 0-0 BOSCOMBE: Another draw against Bournemouth, another clean sheet, but yet another missed opportunity to kickstart the season. Jon, Mike, Jas and DCW reconvened after the latest stalemate with our old friends from the south coast to try and work out if this was a point gained or another two squandered. The new pod […]

So near yet so VAR (10.15)

SPURS 1-1 WATFORD: A much improved performance from Watford, while problems with VAR continue to leave Hornets’ fans confused and critical. This week Mike and Colin join Jon to discuss events at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where things could, and probably should, have been so much better. Find out if the boys think it’s a […]

Mixed Emotions (10.14)

WATFORD 0-0 SHEFF UNITED: This week, Mike and Colin have two very different reactions to the draw against the blades. Regular listeners will be able to guess who took a positive and who took a negative perspective of the game. We discuss where your current problems started to go wrong and why Watford fans are […]

Crisis Point? (10.13)

WOLVES 2-0 WATFORD A week on from the humiliation in Manchester, Mike and Colin talk through a trip up to the Black Country and, like all episodes of FTRE, tell their thoughts and feelings on life as a Watford fan.

Calamitous (10.12)

WE CAN’T WRITE THE SCORE HERE. NOT THIS WEEK: Jon and Mike took on the challenge of going dark to all media between 3pm and MOTD. Could they make it through the game, and the 5 hours afterwards, without seeing the score and what went down at the Eitihad. Then, with Colin, they watched the […]

The Moose will Never Die (10.11)

WATFORD 2-2 ARSENAL: It was fun, it was a lot better and we could have even won it. Jon, Jason and Mike talk through Quique Sanchez Flores’ first game back as Watford Head Coach, and it gave us plenty to talk about. Plus Jon is joined (prematch) by DCW and Colin to reflect on Javi […]


We weren’t going to do a podcast this week. We were going to rest and let our brains think about something other than Watford – it didn’t last long. Late on Saturday afternoon, you probably know this, Watford announced that Javi Gracia was leaving the club as head coach. 31 minutes later, we found that […]

Off the Mark… Finally (10.9)

NEWCASTLE 1-1 WATFORD This week Jon is on the phone to Colin, who made the trip up to Tyneside and up the 14 flights of stairs to the away section at St James Park. Colin gives his views on the teams performance as well as the individuals who got the Hornets their first Premier League […]