Tag Archives: Eustace

Match Reaction: Derby (H) – 19.10.13

As Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Derby wound down, I sat thinking to myself how hard it would be to review. Here was a game in which one team played poorly and lost, whilst the other one was better and won. No ‘what could have been’, no big talking points, no dodgy refereeing. An open and […]

Outgoing: Jonathan Hogg

To: Huddersfield (Undisclosed) Watford Career: 84 games (76 starts), 0 goals And so, to the final (hopefully) and most significant footballing departure of the summer: Jonathan Hogg completed his move north to Huddersfield Town on Monday, signing a three year deal with the Terriers for an undisclosed fee. He leaves Nyron Nosworthy as the sole […]

Outgoing: John Eustace

To: Derby County (free) Career at Watford: 168 games (160 starts), 16 goals It didn’t quite click that John Eustace had really gone until Watford released their squad numbers for the coming year. Examining the list from top to bottom, grin peaking with every extra flappy continental name, there was something wrong. Of course, it […]

Incoming: Iriney Santos da SIlva

The Championship. A year-long battle, so they say. Fancy pants football will only get you so far, you’ll not succeed without some experienced heads on the pitch. This, ultimately, is where Watford fell down last year and nowhere else was this more apparent than in the centre of midfield. Nathaniel Chalobah pranced with rakish virtuosity, […]

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 […]

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 […]