Category Misc

The Year of the Hornet – 2015

2015. What a year, eh? Played 41, won 23, lost just 10. 72 goals scored, 44 conceded. In just twelve months we’ve seen players transformed, historic promotion won (and lost), and an assault on the richest league in the world beyond our wildest dreams. We’ve even managed to get ourselves a proper nemesis. Over the […]

Too Many Man – Has Summer Recruitment Gone Too Far?

The warping of mindset as a fandom makes the leap into the Premier League is inescapable. We saw it last time around: the good will to all men that accompanies a rollocking good Championship season becomes arrogance, expectation and a Shakespearean mistrust of fellow supporters when confronted with the glamourous outlook of trips to Aston […]

‘Life is Short’ – An Interview with Eddie Oshodi

ITWM chats with Eddie Oshodi, the graduate of the Watford academy who’s chosen to hang up his boots at the age of 23.

Slavisa of Macedon: Why Joka’s Approach Will Conquer the Known World

In which ITWM, compares a coach with a few impressive wins to one of the most heralded generals in the history of humanity…

No More Mr Nice Guy – What Friendlies Mean To Competitive Success

Watford drew the curtain on their latest pre-season campaign this weekend with a semi-impressive draw in this year’s prestige friendly against mother/sister/great aunt club Udinese. The Hornets haven’t pulled up any trees with their performances in the last month, leading some to openly wonder if we are heading into the season lukewarm, in first gear, […]

If…

If you can keep your head when all about you Have five minutes left to score against you, If you can trust yourself when all men mock you, Because they all have bloody loanees too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, When you’re not 3-0 up by halftime; Or play nice […]

Post-QPR ‘After Ipswich’ Addendum

Never mind.