Tag Archives: Academy

‘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.

Incoming(ish): New Professionals

Despite fears to the contrary – most recently voiced by in-club ambassador Luther Blissett at last month’s Tales from the Vicarage evening – we have continued to see a steady flow of academy-raised talent make their professional debuts at Watford since the establishment of Pozzo rule. This year, four more academy products were given their […]

“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 […]

Outgoing: Britt Assombalonga

To: Peterborough United (Undisclosed fee but believed to be around £1.25 million) Watford Career: 4 games (2 starts), 0 goals It seems a bit odd to be writing an outgoing piece about a player who saw so little game-time in the first team. The sadness of Britt’s departure is not taken from what he achieved […]

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 […]

Outgoing: Nick Cox

November 2012. A great one for Watford FC. The blokes have gone undefeated, definitively putting themselves in the playoff reckoning, and the ladies’ side, not to be outdone, have continued their excellent nine game unbeaten run that stretches back to late September. Truly, everything is coming up yellow. However, the end of November does not […]

Fans’ Forum Transcript: Part One – Off-field Matters

It seems like forever since the Pozzos blew in with the summer wind, bringing with them a new vision for our lovely little club, can you believe it’s only been four months? Yesterday evening (01.11.12) saw the first Fans Forum held by the new management team, and covered a lot of bases, from the technicalities […]

To Cat 3 or not to Cat 3… What the EPPP means for Watford

A few days after the club decided to downgrade the Harefield Academy, the jewel in Watford’s not hitherto illustrious crown, to the third category of the Elite Player Performance Plan, guest writer Nick Chainey (@NLFG) wonders what the implications of such a decision could be… Much has been made in the last few days of Watford’s decision […]