Tag Archives: Udinese

No More Mr Nice Guy – What Friendlies Mean To Competitive Success

Watford drew the curtain on their latest pre-season campaign this weekend with a semi-impressive draw in this year’s prestige friendly against mother/sister/great aunt club Udinese. The Hornets haven’t pulled up any trees with their performances in the last month, leading some to openly wonder if we are heading into the season lukewarm, in first gear, […]

‘A=B’: Watford 2-2 Udinese 02/08/14

There is a distinct air of uncertainty wafting around Vicarage Road this August. Watford fans, once bitten twice shy, are reticent to approach the coming season with anything resembling outward optimism, fresh from finally getting the last remaining egg from their faces after a relatively disastrous campaign last year. This despite the re-signing of two […]

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: Marco Davide Faraoni

Of all the players that we have acquired over the past two years, Faraoni has the best pedigree. While others have been snapped up by Udinese from smaller European or South American sides and then loaned out to lower tier clubs to gain experience, Marco has played for only two clubs: Inter and Udinese. And […]

Incoming: Gabriele Angella

When Martin Taylor was controversially sold on August deadline day last season (remember that uproar?), the problem that most fans envisaged was not that it left us bereft of central defensive talent for the season ahead but that it was depriving us of a reliable leader, a top performer in previous years, and was putting […]

Incoming: Javier Acuña

After all the rampant online speculation, fueled mainly by now infamous ‘ITK’ accounts on Twitter, Watford have their first senior signing of the 2013/14 season. Kind of. Javier Acuña joins from Real Madrid Castilla, via Girona, via Udinese, on a season long loan (edit: it now looks like it might be a three year contract; […]

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 […]

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 […]