The warping of mindset as a fandom makes the leap into the Premier League is inescapable. We saw it last time around: the good will to all men that accompanies a rollocking good Championship season becomes arrogance, expectation and a Shakespearean mistrust of fellow supporters when confronted with the glamourous outlook of trips to Aston […]

Hubris is always punished. Before I jot down these quick thoughts, I must point out that I wasn’t able to get anything out in the last week. If I had I would have spoken about the jubilation, the massive pride in the team and club and the general feeling of invincibility I, and I’m sure […]

ITWM chats with Eddie Oshodi, the graduate of the Watford academy who’s chosen to hang up his boots at the age of 23.

In which ITWM, compares a coach with a few impressive wins to one of the most heralded generals in the history of humanity…

There seems to have been an unusual amount of focus on the ‘packed winter calendar’™ this year. While it is often referred to in order to beef up links on highlights shows or pad a thin interview, this Christmas period has been awash with managers and players commenting on the practice, treating it either as […]

There’s been a fair bit about the growing contempt at top-level ticket prices this week. On Monday, Southampton fans were asked to stump up £41 to get into an evening game at Villa and in a few weeks, anyone wishing to watch Watford take on a team of over-awed kids at Fulham will have to […]

Let me preface this blurt of thoughts about the Derby game with these two points: Derby are the best team in the Championship. About this there can be no real argument, given what I’ve seen of all the others so far this season. Given the boos at half time, and what I’ve seen on Twitter, […]


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