Monthly Archives: September 2012

Incoming: Jean-Alain Fanchone

Transfer deadline day never fails to generate huge levels of excitement amongst the football community. Outside of actual football, it’s the most fun a fan can have, watching Sky Sports News as hysteria outside Stoke’s training ground reaches fever pitch – supporters praying for that one player who could be the making of their season […]

Incoming: Nathaniel Chalobah

Nathaniel Chalobah offers a stark contrast to the rest of this season’s incoming transfers. It’s not that the Chelsea youngster has grown up in England and is used to English football, not that he has no (discernible) links to Udinese or the Pozzo family; no, the unique thing about Nathaniel, and the thing that makes […]

Incoming: Cristian Battocchio

There’s only so much you can say about a kid who’s only played in six games in senior football. Battocchio arrives with a lot of talk about future stardom – which makes Watford’s announcement that there’s a deal in place to make the move permanent next summer quite mystifying. It could be that the Pozzos […]

Outgoing: Martin Taylor

On the final day of the Summer transfer window the controversial transfer policy that has ignited discussion among Watford fans claimed its first genuine casualty. Gavin Massey was struggling to break into the team under the old regime, so although the departure of his untapped potential was a disappointment, it will not have affected the […]