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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.

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Colin at the Cottage (9.10)

FULHAM 1-1 WATFORD Craven Cottage has been a nice place for the Hornets to visit, but this week’s visit was a mixed bag, but still ended in a draw. In another away day diary style podcast, Colin takes a trip to Fulham, talking with fellow fans and sharing his story of the day.

The Glipton Romeos (9.9)

WATFORD 1-2 MANCHESTER UNITED After what was, in the end, a narrow defeat for Watford, Jon, Jason and Mike talk through the game and what this Watford side might have learnt from the experience.

On Captain’s Orders (9.8)

TALES FROM THE VICARAGE Another Tales from The Vicarage Live and FTRE were given special access to backstage so we could talk to the captains on show. Now in it’s 7th edition, this year’s Tales From The Vicarage, out in November, focuses on the men who have worn the armband for Watford. And at this […]

Spurs got Deeneyed (9.7)

WATFORD 2-1 SPURS Yeah… we beat Spurs, for the first time in over 30 years. After a fantastic win, Jon, Jason and Colin discuss a comeback win for the Hornets which will be remembered by us and the rest of the League for a good while. The boys also discuss the League Cup win away […]

Catching up with Aidy Boothroyd

As one of only 3 men to get Watford promoted to the Premier League, Aidy Boothroyd arrived at Vicarage Road in 2005, with little fanfare and a lot of questions. However, the following season was a whirlwind, which, as we all know, led to promotion in an emphatic win in the 2006 Championship Play Off […]

9.6 – No way, Jose!

WATFORD 2-1 CRYSTAL PALACE It was raining, but oh the Hornets kept on shining. 3 wins in a row for the Golden Boys and this one might have been a little trickier, but also sweeter due to a certain Wilf Zaha. Kieran is on hosting duties and he is joined by Jason, Jordi and DCW […]

9.5 – Brilliant at Burnley

BURNLEY 1-3 WATFORD An away win… 3… and goals away from home… 3 of them! Things are looking very different this season. In this week’s podcast, Mike has an early start to get up to Burnley and this is the story of his day. There’s plenty of joy, chatting to lots of travelling hornets and […]

9.4 – Roberto at the Double

  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 […]

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