Why Watford may not need wide players at all
Jan28

Why Watford may not need wide players at all

Some would call it a lucky stumble, yet the fans among us who follow Quique Flores closely will be aware that any tactical decision that is made has been the result of many hard hours graft behind the scenes at London Colney. Here is my proposal to you as to why ‘wing-less’ Watford can still maintain the excellent league position we have gained so far, and maybe achieve even more. Watford and recent rivals Leicester have shone through...

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Why £50 million wouldn’t be enough to buy Ighalo
Dec22

Why £50 million wouldn’t be enough to buy Ighalo

WOW! One point off the Champions League places at Christmas; that is knock you off your feet exciting. Heart, desire, flashes of quality and a wonderful tactician has seen Watford surprise all. Sunday saw the Yellows tactically astute and bullying the cash-throwing club Liverpool all around the park. Superb from each and every player, yet I do feel this formation we rely upon is successful because of the hottest...

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The ups and downs of Etienne Capoue
Nov19

The ups and downs of Etienne Capoue

Statistics cannot be disregarded and Etienne Capoue is having a blinder of a season in a yellow shirt, sitting firmly in the top five in-form holding midfielders in the Premier League. The Hornets’ number 29 made his debut in football for Toulouse in a 2-1 win at the Parc des Princes against Paris Saint-Germain. His career continued to flourish from that moment and he played alongside current Newcastle star Moussa Sissoko, soon...

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Watford look formidable, but are over-reliant on attacking duo
Nov04

Watford look formidable, but are over-reliant on attacking duo

‘In the balance’ would best describe my current view for Watford FC. A convincing performance away against a side that is renowned for the phrase “you will never get a result away at Stoke on a wet and cold Tuesday night”. We achieved this feat on a Saturday afternoon, however you see my gist for the enormity of this win for the Yellows. In sceptical terms, both our goals came from a slip and lack of...

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Watford’s unlikely star between the sticks
Oct12

Watford’s unlikely star between the sticks

Sitting in 12th position is particularly comfortable for Watford. Enjoyable I may add. We have entertained a host of top sides and continued defying all the odds game after game. As usual the club are suiting the underdog tag. And long may that remain. Post promotion I would not have singled out our keeper Heurelho Gomes as our star man. In fact I embarrassingly remember casting serious doubts over not replacing him in a somewhat busy...

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Where is Watford’s plan B?
Sep09

Where is Watford’s plan B?

No one expected anything against a flourishing Manchester City side. The first half saw a resounding defensive display, and even Valeron Behrami did not gather his weekly yellow card.  The second half was the issue, we lacked ideas. Did Flores set out his stall purely to evade embarrassment? Now don’t get me wrong, I am delighted with the points secured so far. Yet we are far from sitting comfortably, we aren’t even sure...

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