Watford drew the curtain on their latest pre-season campaign this weekend with a semi-impressive draw in this year’s prestige friendly against mother/sister/great aunt club Udinese. The Hornets haven’t pulled up any trees with their performances in the last month, leading some to openly wonder if we are heading into the season lukewarm, in first gear, […]

There is a distinct air of uncertainty wafting around Vicarage Road this August. Watford fans, once bitten twice shy, are reticent to approach the coming season with anything resembling outward optimism, fresh from finally getting the last remaining egg from their faces after a relatively disastrous campaign last year. This despite the re-signing of two […]

To: Trabzonspor Essaid Belkalem’s stay at Watford was one of great contrasts. While during his loan spell he often appeared off the pace and struggled to make an impact on the first team picture, signing on a permanent transfer seemed to transform the big Algerian. Since signing for Watford permanently in the summer of 2014 […]

Given that all the buzz in the past few weeks has been about how many millions hitherto unheralded Championship strikers are moving to middling clubs who shouldn’t have that much money to spend for, it’s fair to say that football is on something of a rager; completely oblivious to the prudence being it once had, […]

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Go get the fatted calf, the prodigal prodigy is back. After some baiting from Troy Deeney on Tuesday, the club announced Wednesday that Matej Vydra, the lightning-haired striker, had returned to the club on a one year loan. So that’s great news… right? ITWM duel-wielded Czechs when Matej first arrived in July 2012, back in […]

To quote Taio Cruz: it goes on and on and on… Merkel, Alex You probably can’t blame a guy for getting violently robbed at his home, but in the case of Alex Merkel’s “ram raid terror”, reported last week on the front page of the Evening Standard, the details may reveal something about the victim. […]

More of the same, I’m afraid… Faraoni, Davide With not one but two top, top clubs on his CV the hype machine went into overdrive with ol’ Davide. Which makes him all the more disappointing. Unlike some, he’s not been a disaster, but then again it’s pretty hard to see why he’s had such storied […]

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