Monthly Archives: August 2012

To Cat 3 or not to Cat 3… What the EPPP means for Watford

A few days after the club decided to downgrade the Harefield Academy, the jewel in Watford’s not hitherto illustrious crown, to the third category of the Elite Player Performance Plan, guest writer Nick Chainey (@NLFG) wonders what the implications of such a decision could be… Much has been made in the last few days of Watford’s decision […]

Working with what we’ve got: A look at the squad (Part Two)

As the season draws ever nearer, we continue our look at the current playing squad. These are the men to whom you will be devoting your weekends… 15 Stephen McGinn After a quiet start, much like the one his compatriot Craig Forsyth has experienced, McGinn was just beginning to come into his own, forming a […]

Working with what we’ve got: A look at the squad (Part One)

There are fewer signs of desperation more clear than the analysis of squad numbers. But as we twiddle our thumbs waiting for the alarm to go on Saturday morning, this is what it’s come to. But at least we can cover our quest for meaning in what is probably a twenty second decision scribbled on […]

Incoming: Alex Geijo

The summer holidays are over, the Olympics are but a memory in the collective minds of all Londoners, with images of rowers, triathletes and really really fast runners burnt into our retinas, and it is time for us to return to what we know. Football. The arrival of Alex Geijo has been somewhat neglected here at […]

Tottenham Hotspur (H) 05.08.12 – What we learned…

There was a distinct air of excitement surrounding the match with Spurs on Sunday. Of course, a lot of this was attributed to the chance to celebrate our cult hero, Lloyd Doyley, but for many, including me, this was also the first chance to grab a look at some of our new signings and to […]

Ten Years of Lloyd: Musings on a Legend

Trying to put Lloyd Doyley into words is hard. Matt Rowson, the King Arthur of the round table of Watford bloggers, produced a fantastic biography for the ‘Souvenir Brochure’ that was sold at yesterday’s celebration of ten years of phenomenal service to Watford Football Club. Through talking to youth coach coaches and family members, Rowson […]

Incoming: Fitz Hall

As was the case with Manuel Almunia, it is hard to know how exactly to approach Fitz Hall. I think most Watford fans will have been turned against him by his touchline fight with Aidy Boothroyd in Watford’s professional dispatching of Hall’s Crystal Palace in the second leg playoff semi final in 2006. It may […]