Tag Archives: Youth

Lewis Gordon is very good and other tales from the FA Youth Cup: Watford 1-0 Sunderland 07/01/18

Why do those committed few go to youth team games? Is it to encourage the future of the club? To let them know that they are supported as they take their first steps into an often harrowing and lonely journey to professional football? Is it to embrace the community of a football club, one that […]

“City Vanquished in Cup Upset” – FA Youth Cup Fourth Round: Norwich City (H) 25/01/14

FA Youth Cup holders Norwich at home – 1pm. FA Cup favourites and European form team Manchester City away – 3pm. These wasn’t a lot of optimism results-wise around Watford on a Saturday of cup action. For ITWM, the decision between driving for ten minutes and paying a couple of quid to cast an eye […]

To Cat 3 or not to Cat 3… What the EPPP means for Watford

A few days after the club decided to downgrade the Harefield Academy, the jewel in Watford’s not hitherto illustrious crown, to the third category of the Elite Player Performance Plan, guest writer Nick Chainey (@NLFG) wonders what the implications of such a decision could be… Much has been made in the last few days of Watford’s decision […]