Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Magic of the Cup – Can the Man City Result Transform Watford’s Season?

The FA Cup has come in for a lot of criticism lately. To the big clubs it has become a chance to give the bit-part players in bloated squads a run out, while the other fourteen-or-so Premier League clubs, all desperately fighting off the spectre of relegation, see it as an unnecessary hassle in a […]

“City Vanquished in Cup Upset” – FA Youth Cup Fourth Round: Norwich City (H) 25/01/14

FA Youth Cup holders Norwich at home – 1pm. FA Cup favourites and European form team Manchester City away – 3pm. These wasn’t a lot of optimism results-wise around Watford on a Saturday of cup action. For ITWM, the decision between driving for ten minutes and paying a couple of quid to cast an eye […]

“Life is like a box of biscuits…”: Reading (H) 11/01/14

New Year, same old Watford. After an early twenty minute spell of sustained Reading pressure that produced one goal for the Royals and about three or four Watford touches of the ball, the rest of the game was spent dominating possession, having the rule of three-quarters of the pitch, and finding new ways to not […]

Festive Round-up (Millwall, QPR, Sannino)

Managers who moan about the congestion created on their festive calendar by the oodles of football crammed in by the relentless FA should try having a large extended family. Given the choice between running around a muddy pitch for the third time in a week or sitting on a flower-print sofa in a distant corner […]