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Tayo – A view from up top

Before Watford’s home game against Arsenal, Jon and Mike caught up with Tayp, an Arsenal fan and member of “The Tuesday Cllub”, an Aresenal podcast. How are Watford looking, and why does he have a soft spot for the Hornets?

He ain’t heavy – Pozzo Family Podcast

Tim Walklate is back with another chat with our Pozzo supporting brothers – Paulo from Udinese and Pablo from Granada. How did their off season go, how do they feel now one of their brothers is in the Premier League, the richest league in the world?

Falling for Flores – The man who made us hard to beat!

There were more than a few raised eyebrows when following promotion to the Premier League, Watford announced that Slaviša Jokanović, the Head Coach that got them there would be moving on. In his place came Quique Sánchez Flores; Europa League winner, godson of the great Alfredo Di Stéfano and the best Hugh Laurie lookalike in the professional game.

The Battle of Bournemouth

My first ever trip to Dean Court left me in no doubt that games involving AFC Bournemouth and Watford were always going to be slightly out of the ordinary. The year was 1995 and I’d travelled to Dorset to see Watford in a League Cup 2nd Round 2nd leg tie…

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.

Nick Cox – EPPP and Academys

Former Watford Academy chief, and FTRE regular, Nick Cox was back at Vicarage Road for the U21 match – Watford v Sheff Utd. Nick was always fantatsic to tell us what was going on about Elite Player Performance Programme (EPPP) and when Mike was at the game he grabbed a few minutes with Nick to […]

Michael Calvin – Book “Living on the Volcano”

Where there’s Watford FC, there’s From the Rookery End, so when we saw that Micharl Calvin’s new book “Living on the Volcano” featured no fewer than four former Hornets’ bosses, we knew we needed get in touch. In the latest of our ‘shorts’ series we enjoyed a fascinating chat with the author and journalist who […]

Kevin Affleck – WD Sports

Many Watford fans will remember Kevin from when he covered Watford from 2006 for the Watford Observer. After developing his career elsewhere, Kevin is back covering the Hornets with WD Sport – a new publication/news service for local sports around Watford. Jon, Jason and Mike caught up with Kevin at the Watford U21 game on […]

Golden Pages – Issue 2

If it wasn’t for the fanzines of yor – CYHSYF, All Watford All Lovin it, The Yellow Experience and Look at the Stars – then From The Rookery End may not have come about. They influenced us to create a fan driven podcast.