It’s been a while since last we spoke. Life, y’know? Last time round, you’ll remember, I was calling for fans to be patient, not to expect and moreover demand success, and deem anything else as failure. Sod that, let’s go and win the thing. This Good Friday I was sitting in a holiday cottage in […]

So once more, after a run of 5 unbeaten games in February, Watford are in crisis. Long gone is the comfortable win over a Brighton side that have been strongly financially backed and are fighting for a place in the playoffs. Irrelevant is the game at Leicester – ten points clear at the top at […]

The FA Cup has come in for a lot of criticism lately. To the big clubs it has become a chance to give the bit-part players in bloated squads a run out, while the other fourteen-or-so Premier League clubs, all desperately fighting off the spectre of relegation, see it as an unnecessary hassle in a […]

FA Youth Cup holders Norwich at home – 1pm. FA Cup favourites and European form team Manchester City away – 3pm. These wasn’t a lot of optimism results-wise around Watford on a Saturday of cup action. For ITWM, the decision between driving for ten minutes and paying a couple of quid to cast an eye […]

New Year, same old Watford. After an early twenty minute spell of sustained Reading pressure that produced one goal for the Royals and about three or four Watford touches of the ball, the rest of the game was spent dominating possession, having the rule of three-quarters of the pitch, and finding new ways to not […]

Managers who moan about the congestion created on their festive calendar by the oodles of football crammed in by the relentless FA should try having a large extended family. Given the choice between running around a muddy pitch for the third time in a week or sitting on a flower-print sofa in a distant corner […]

ITWM looks at Beppe Sannino’s managerial career to date… After an unheralded career as a central midfielder that took him to nine Serie C and D (the regional 3rd-5th tiers of Italian football) clubs in thirteen years, Beppe retired and took up work as a janitor for two years before returning to football as a […]


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