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Post-QPR ‘After Ipswich’ Addendum

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After Ipswich – ‘So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance?’

It’s been a while since last we spoke. Life, y’know? Last time round, you’ll remember, I was calling for fans to be patient, not to expect and moreover demand success, and deem anything else as failure. Sod that, let’s go and win the thing. This Good Friday I was sitting in a holiday cottage in […]

“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 […]

The Walking Dead – Is change needed to stop this slump?

You’ll notice from this piece’s title that this is not match reaction to the Sheffield Wednesday per se. To any man who can knock out more than two paragraphs on it without a) losing the will to live, or b) completely deviating into general Watford chat I doff my cap.  No, as the 1-0 loss […]

Match Reaction: Leicester City (H) – 02/11/13

Sequels are rubbish. Jaws 2 was a stinker, the second and third Matrixes besmirched the good name of a classic and even the best film ever made – Anaconda – wasn’t safe from the clutches of a crap follow-up. Reboots are better: a chance to use the broad confines of a fictional world, but develop […]