Tag Archives: Loans

Over there: Assessing Watford’s loan exports in Valladolid

Williams Velasquez. You know him right? Watford player. World Cup runner up. Don’t recall? How about Eduardo Montenegro? Luis Suarez? No, not that one. Watford fans used to be intimately familiar with every player on the club’s books. Until a few years ago there were only ever about 25 of them. But with the riches […]

A Response to Ian Holloway

Clearly envisaging a defeat against the division’s form team last night, Ian Holloway, an experienced media manipulator in the mould of ‘dear old’ Harry Redknapp, got his excuses in early with a pre-match rant to the Sky cameras about the loanees in Watford’s squad. ‘They’ve got nine loans from Udinese. I’ve been looking to get […]

Fans’ Forum Transcript: Part One – Off-field Matters

It seems like forever since the Pozzos blew in with the summer wind, bringing with them a new vision for our lovely little club, can you believe it’s only been four months? Yesterday evening (01.11.12) saw the first Fans Forum held by the new management team, and covered a lot of bases, from the technicalities […]

Loan Report (September)

I know, I know: you’re sick of loans right? Well, for all you Martin Samuelses out there, here’s a novelty: a feature on proper English loanees (barring the Congolese bloke, the Irish one and the kind of Italian kid). Connor Smith has shown that anyone can get into the squad if they prove themselves good […]

‘Us’ and ‘Them’? Is Watford’s identity being diluted?

As more and more players are drafted into the Watford squad from the central pot in Northern Italy, Nick Chainey (@NLFG) asks how this new system of transferring players affects the identity of Watford Football Club… This was inspired in part by a tweet I saw earlier which was calling for Troy Deeney to be brought […]