Monthly Archives: August 2012

‘Us’ and ‘Them’? Is Watford’s identity being diluted?

As more and more players are drafted into the Watford squad from the central pot in Northern Italy, Nick Chainey (@NLFG) asks how this new system of transferring players affects the identity of Watford Football Club… This was inspired in part by a tweet I saw earlier which was calling for Troy Deeney to be brought […]

Dissecting the Game – Bradford (H) 29.08.12

Just a quick one this (mid-)week. Most Carling/Worthington/Capital One Cups ties these days are fairly pointless exercises in squad depth. Unless you happen to reach the quarter finals or draw a big team – who won’t care about it themselves anyway – a team of Watford’s standing is unlikely to take the tournament too seriously, […]

Incoming: Geoffrey Mujangi Bia

Blimey, here’s a novelty: a permanent(ish) transfer from an un-Pozzoed club! Geoffrey, as he will hence be known for expediency’s sake, comes highly bigged-up by the Official Site – ‘one of Europe’s most exciting wingers’ say they, and one who was chased by a host of big European clubs. On the face of it, it […]

Dissecting the Game – Birmingham (H) 25.08.12

What a difference a few days make. In the time between Tuesday’s lacklustre defeat to Ipswich and Saturday’s consummate victory over Birmingham, everything seemed to click for Watford. The team was not majorly different – though the changes that were made had a huge impact – but the display, disjointed and generally lacking in all […]

Incoming: Marco Cassetti

A name that has been bandied around for quite a while, Cassetti has finally signed after attending both of Watford’s games so far this season. At 35, he is no spring chicken, but should bring a wealth experience to Gianfranco Zola’s preferred style of play, and also a versatility that will be extremely handy given […]

Dissecting the Game – Ipswich (H) 21.08.12

Well, that was disappointing. After a morale and expectation boosting last minute turnaround at Crystal Palace on Saturday, Watford came back to earth with a bump with a tepid, toothless defeat at home to perennial reverse bogey men Ipswich. So what went wrong? Watford: Almunia, Hodson, Taylor, Nosworthy, Pudil, Yeates (Beleck 90), Hogg, Abdi, Murray (Anya […]

It’s Here…

So, 18/08/12: the beginning of yet another season of thrills and spills at Watford FC. We’ve had talk, lots of it, and now it’s time for the walk. Good luck to all the players this season, all the coaches, and all the fans, we may need it. ITWM’s prediction for Palace: 1-1 Injuries, lack of […]