Tag Archives: Chalobah

Incoming: Josh McEachran

Football is a business. It’s not really about the elven guys on the pitch, it’s about the three or four off it who generate and dole out the money and the bloke on the other end of the phone who can shut down everything with a simple ‘no’. In the same week that indoctrinated fan […]

Crystal Palace (H) 08/02/13 – Sky’s the limit for tired Hornets

Let’s not beat around the bush. Not winning when 2-0 up after 13 minutes is poor. Not winning when 2-0 up at half time is criminal. Putting aside Palace’s strengths and their considerable second-half improvement for one moment, a team of our quality should be closing games like that out. This was two points dropped […]

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, […]

The Game – Wolves (H) 17.11.12

Good vibes continue to echo throughout south-west Hertfordshire after Watford’s good run of form continued with a tight-ish win over a stuttering Wolves side at Vicarage Road on Saturday. After a good start to the season, Ståle Solbakken’s men haven’t won a game since October 6th, and arrived in the South desperate to reignite their […]

Fans’ Forum Transcript: Part Two – On the Pitch

Your four predecessors all gave same answer to this question. Which player impressed you most when you arrived? And don’t worry, Bob Paisley never knew his players’ names either! GZ: In terms of attitude they have all impressed me. Since I came I keep asking them to change things; things they’d been doing very well […]

Middlesbrough (H) 06.10.12

There really is never a dull moment to be had at Watford. When it seems the team have started to overcome their inner demons brought about by the takeover and all that came with it, the outside world starts to conspire against them. A first half red card was the catalyst for a great team […]

Dissecting the Game: Bristol City (H) 22/09/12

Another good performance, another set of points snatched from our grasp. Whilst the Brighton game saw Watford dominate in fits and spurts, but fail to turn their possession into chances, Saturday saw them go one further rung up the ladder – lots of possession, lots of chances, few goals. It’s getting closer, but results need […]

Dissecting the Game: Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 18.09.12

It’ll come. It’ll come. Repeating the consoling words to yourself as you plod away from a darkening Vicarage Road is scant comfort when three points have once again left the stadium with the opposition. But it will. Craig Mackail-Smith’s penalty was enough to secure the Seagulls’ fourth win of the season, and consign Watford to […]

Incoming: Nathaniel Chalobah

Nathaniel Chalobah offers a stark contrast to the rest of this season’s incoming transfers. It’s not that the Chelsea youngster has grown up in England and is used to English football, not that he has no (discernible) links to Udinese or the Pozzo family; no, the unique thing about Nathaniel, and the thing that makes […]