Tag Archives: Abdi

Outgoing: Almen Abdi – Mr Robot

Almen Abdi is the best Watford player I have ever seen. Let me clarify that, as I’ve been trying to in my own head for the past few days. Almen Abdi is not the most gifted or productive player at Watford, nor is he even the best midfielder, probably. But never have I seen a […]

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 […]

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. https://inthewolfsmouth.com/2012/08/24/incoming-marco-cassetti/ Daniel Pudil, 27 – Signed until 2017 Czech wing-back with genuinely baffling […]

Top Five Moments: Part One

It’s June. It’s time to box up the season and shove it up on the shelf, though maybe in a jazzier ring-binder than in years gone by. With other fine sites of this parish like bhappy and Vital Watford getting their summative player reports in bright and early, it falls to us to take a different approach, so here […]

Half-Term report: The Loanees

When the Gino Pozzo rocked up to Vicarage Road this summer and initiated more change than can be found in a programme seller’s fanny pack there were more than a few voices of doubt. The Harefield stuff, the never-ending horde of loanees, Sean Dyche’s exit and the diversifying of the hitherto fish and chips, stiff […]

Charlton (H) 01.01.13 – Post-Festive Gloom As Addicks Go Cold Turkey.

Seven goals, three more disallowed, a penalty, another good appeal turned down and more bad challenges than you can shake a bestudded foot at – you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was an enthralling game that kicked off 2013 in style. In fact, for us Watford fans at least, it was a frustrating match, […]

Dissecting the Game: Charlton (A) 02.10.12

Trying to sum up a match as full of emotion and intensity as last night’s gripping contest was is never easy. Especially when you’re writing the following day, fatigued by a lack of sleep. And even more especially when you forgot to take your notebook to London with you. But allow us to try, as […]

Dissecting the Game – Birmingham (H) 25.08.12

What a difference a few days make. In the time between Tuesday’s lacklustre defeat to Ipswich and Saturday’s consummate victory over Birmingham, everything seemed to click for Watford. The team was not majorly different – though the changes that were made had a huge impact – but the display, disjointed and generally lacking in all […]

Dissecting the Game – Ipswich (H) 21.08.12

Well, that was disappointing. After a morale and expectation boosting last minute turnaround at Crystal Palace on Saturday, Watford came back to earth with a bump with a tepid, toothless defeat at home to perennial reverse bogey men Ipswich. So what went wrong? Watford: Almunia, Hodson, Taylor, Nosworthy, Pudil, Yeates (Beleck 90), Hogg, Abdi, Murray (Anya […]

Working with what we’ve got: A look at the squad (Part Two)

As the season draws ever nearer, we continue our look at the current playing squad. These are the men to whom you will be devoting your weekends… 15 Stephen McGinn After a quiet start, much like the one his compatriot Craig Forsyth has experienced, McGinn was just beginning to come into his own, forming a […]