Tag Archives: Doyley

The Year of the Hornet – 2015

2015. What a year, eh? Played 41, won 23, lost just 10. 72 goals scored, 44 conceded. In just twelve months we’ve seen players transformed, historic promotion won (and lost), and an assault on the richest league in the world beyond our wildest dreams. We’ve even managed to get ourselves a proper nemesis. Over the […]

Top Five Moments: Part Four

For our fourth installment we’re making a chronological leap to the final day of the season. That is to say the final final day of the season. It was a day that didn’t live up to its billing, in any respect, but the match itself was reward for an extraordinary season, and did still have […]

Play-off Final: Player Ratings

We’ve got a long-form review of events at Wembley on Monday here, but if you fancy a quick run-down of how we saw things then look no further,we’ve got the pagella right here… Watford Manuel ALMUNIA 8 Couldn’t have done any more than he did. Caught every catchable high ball and made a number of important […]

Play-Off Final: Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford Review

Crystal Palace one, Watford nil. At Wembley. The final game of a long, long season, bringing the curtain down on the English football calendar – not a game worthy of an extraordinary Watford campaign. The inevitable Kevin Phillips goal, a 105th minute penalty, condemned the Hornets to another year in the Championship, whilst elevating Palace […]

Half-Term Report: Winners and Losers

Having looked at how the new guard have settled into life in leafy Hertfordshire, ITWM looks at which of last season’s squad have benefitted, and which have suffered from the new way of doing things… Winners: Troy Deeney  There was a lot of debate over whether the club was right to retain the services of […]

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

There are fewer signs of desperation more clear than the analysis of squad numbers. But as we twiddle our thumbs waiting for the alarm to go on Saturday morning, this is what it’s come to. But at least we can cover our quest for meaning in what is probably a twenty second decision scribbled on […]

Tottenham Hotspur (H) 05.08.12 – What we learned…

There was a distinct air of excitement surrounding the match with Spurs on Sunday. Of course, a lot of this was attributed to the chance to celebrate our cult hero, Lloyd Doyley, but for many, including me, this was also the first chance to grab a look at some of our new signings and to […]

Ten Years of Lloyd: Musings on a Legend

Trying to put Lloyd Doyley into words is hard. Matt Rowson, the King Arthur of the round table of Watford bloggers, produced a fantastic biography for the ‘Souvenir Brochure’ that was sold at yesterday’s celebration of ten years of phenomenal service to Watford Football Club. Through talking to youth coach coaches and family members, Rowson […]