Tag Archives: Anya

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 Five

Bugger. We deserve more than this. Anthony Knockaert puffs out his cheeks as he rocks from foot to foot. The exhaustion of the tie tells in his frantic breathing. The fan stands stock still, palms firmly pressed to his crown. Where the Frenchman pants, for the fan there is only one solitary gulp. The penalty […]

Play-Off Final Preview – Four Key Areas

It’s been a long season. Everything’s been written, everything’s been said, and come Monday evening, everything will have been done. Is Watford’s customary seven years in purgatory up? Is it time to go back to the “paradise” of the Premier League? Only Crystal Palace and a winner-takes-all match at Wembley stands in front of us. […]

Hopes for Automatic Promotion Dwindle – Peterborough and Millwall (A)

The world has a strange way of reflecting moods. Especially when it comes to sport. Leaving London Road on Saturday, the dreary drizzle falling on the Peterborough’s stubby, uninspiring cathedral, framed by throngs of weary and downcast Watford fans, perfectly encapsulated the feelings of futility amongst the travelling Hornets. There was not anger, not desperation, […]

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 […]

Dissecting the Game – Bradford (H) 29.08.12

Just a quick one this (mid-)week. Most Carling/Worthington/Capital One Cups ties these days are fairly pointless exercises in squad depth. Unless you happen to reach the quarter finals or draw a big team – who won’t care about it themselves anyway – a team of Watford’s standing is unlikely to take the tournament too seriously, […]

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 […]

Incoming: Ikechi Anya

The next player that we welcome to Vicarage Road is something of a novelty – a loanee from the capofamiglia that I’ve actually heard of! The winger Ikechi Anya has experience of playing in England, and will be hoping to prove his worth upon his return to this gilded isle. For Anya’s career has been […]