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The crap backheel heard around the world

Summertime and the living is easy. Football is back again and amidst a world full of toss, this meaningless game is once more giving us a chance to escape into a box of concrete and forget our pains. We drew 3-3 with Liverpool. And there were three things therein that particularly pleased me: When Jose […]

Second Place is First Loser – Sheff Weds (H) 02/05/15

Hubris is always punished. Before I jot down these quick thoughts, I must point out that I wasn’t able to get anything out in the last week. If I had I would have spoken about the jubilation, the massive pride in the team and club and the general feeling of invincibility I, and I’m sure […]

Hush the Noise, Ye Men of Strife – Watford 0-1 Wolves 26/12/14 & Cardiff 2-4 Watford 28/12/14

There seems to have been an unusual amount of focus on the ‘packed winter calendar’™ this year. While it is often referred to in order to beef up links on highlights shows or pad a thin interview, this Christmas period has been awash with managers and players commenting on the practice, treating it either as […]

Devil’s Advocate – Derby County (H) 22/11/14

Let me preface this blurt of thoughts about the Derby game with these two points: Derby are the best team in the Championship. About this there can be no real argument, given what I’ve seen of all the others so far this season. Given the boos at half time, and what I’ve seen on Twitter, […]

All Together Now – Millwall (H) 01/11/2014

Heading to Vicarage Road was special for all kinds of reasons on Saturday. Personally, it was the first game I’d seen in the flesh since the draw against Bournemouth on the 20th September. Though the recent spate of questionable online streams have allowed me to follow the action to an extent that I did not […]

‘A=B’: Watford 2-2 Udinese 02/08/14

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 […]

Post-QPR ‘After Ipswich’ Addendum

Never mind.