Tag Archives: Incoming

Incoming (Again): Matej Vydra

Go get the fatted calf, the prodigal prodigy is back. After some baiting from Troy Deeney on Tuesday, the club announced Wednesday that Matej Vydra, the lightning-haired striker, had returned to the club on a one year loan. So that’s great news… right? ITWM duel-wielded Czechs when Matej first arrived in July 2012, back in […]

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 […]

Incoming: Essaïd Belkalem

They just keep on coming. Watford’s transfer dealings may be getting wrapped up much earlier than they did last year, but ins and outs have still continued into the first week of the new season. The latest new recruit is Algerian centre half Essaid Belkalem. Let’s have a look. Belkalem was born on New Year’s […]

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 […]

Incoming: Matthew Briggs

So Gianluca Nani has broken out the ceremonial club scarf to welcome Watford’s first signing since the August deadline day. Having risen through the academy ranks at Fulham, Matthew Briggs joins with his career in need of a boost. Potential that needs to start translating into discernible quality. He joins Watford until the end of […]

Incoming: Neuton

Brazilians are great at football. There’s no getting around it. Each and every one of them. There are 50 year old road sweepers in the back streets of Sao Paolo who’d have Wayne Rooney comfort eating Greggs sausage rolls after one training session. One only needs to look at Watford’s one previous Brazilian jogador, Douglas […]

Incoming: Joel Ekstrand

We continue our look at the more under-the-radar August arrivals with Swedish defender Joel Ekstrand. With Martin Taylor gone – and Gianfranco not too happy about it – the race is on to find a partner for Nyron Nosworthy to shore up the back line that shifted five goals to Derby before the international break. […]

Incoming: Jean-Alain Fanchone

Transfer deadline day never fails to generate huge levels of excitement amongst the football community. Outside of actual football, it’s the most fun a fan can have, watching Sky Sports News as hysteria outside Stoke’s training ground reaches fever pitch – supporters praying for that one player who could be the making of their season […]

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 […]

Incoming: Cristian Battocchio

There’s only so much you can say about a kid who’s only played in six games in senior football. Battocchio arrives with a lot of talk about future stardom – which makes Watford’s announcement that there’s a deal in place to make the move permanent next summer quite mystifying. It could be that the Pozzos […]