Category Playing Staff

Incoming: Returning From Last Year

You all know them, so we’ll spare you the fanfare. Here are the “loanees” of yesteryear, “the permies” of today. Marco Cassetti, 36 – Signed until 2014 Old Italian man returns for one last year. Hertfordshire housewives and facial hair enthusiasts rejoice. Daniel Pudil, 27 – Signed until 2017 Czech wing-back with genuinely baffling […]

Outgoing: Lee Hodson

Total Watford games: 91 (83 starts), 1 goals To: MK Dons (free) Watford fans have seen their fair share of youngsters come through the academy over the past few years. One or two have gone on to better things, some are plying their trade in the Championship, but the majority have fallen down the league […]

Incoming: Marco Davide Faraoni

Of all the players that we have acquired over the past two years, Faraoni has the best pedigree. While others have been snapped up by Udinese from smaller European or South American sides and then loaned out to lower tier clubs to gain experience, Marco has played for only two clubs: Inter and Udinese. And […]

Incoming: Gabriele Angella

When Martin Taylor was controversially sold on August deadline day last season (remember that uproar?), the problem that most fans envisaged was not that it left us bereft of central defensive talent for the season ahead but that it was depriving us of a reliable leader, a top performer in previous years, and was putting […]

Incoming: Iriney Santos da SIlva

The Championship. A year-long battle, so they say. Fancy pants football will only get you so far, you’ll not succeed without some experienced heads on the pitch. This, ultimately, is where Watford fell down last year and nowhere else was this more apparent than in the centre of midfield. Nathaniel Chalobah pranced with rakish virtuosity, […]

Incoming: Lewis McGugan

Our summer has so far consisted of a number of protracted transfer sagas – mostly involving the will they/won’t they decisions of the Udinese triggermen, but the two signings that the club have officially acknowledged (not, to this date, including Javier Acuña) has come out of relatively nowhere. On Sunday, news filtered out via Twitter […]

Outgoing: Stephen McGinn

Watford Career: 42 games (29 starts), 2 goals Going to: Sheffield United (free transfer) At the end of the day, the footballing gods were against Stephen McGinn’s stay at Watford. Though he only just topped 40 appearances for the club, he’s been at Vicarage Road for a long time. On the 15th January 2010, a […]

Outgoing: Craig Forsyth

Watford Career: 26 games (19 starts), 5 goals To: Derby County (undisclosed fee)  It’s very easy when looking at all of the players who leave Watford these days, to point to the massive overhaul of expectations and competition at the club. Many of those departing were brought into a skint Watford, one that was virtually […]

Incoming: Javier Acuña

After all the rampant online speculation, fueled mainly by now infamous ‘ITK’ accounts on Twitter, Watford have their first senior signing of the 2013/14 season. Kind of. Javier Acuña joins from Real Madrid Castilla, via Girona, via Udinese, on a season long loan (edit: it now looks like it might be a three year contract; […]

Incoming: Arie Ammann

We considered sleeping on the two personnel moves to happen so far this Summer. But how could we look in the mirror knowing that we’d let the acquisition of a 16 year old American go undocumented? So here is the first signing of the 2013/14 season: Arie Ammann. If the name is at all familiar […]