Masina’s Moroccan Mobilization: Explaining And Analyzing His Call-Up

After months on end of club football, another international break has arrived. International team managers scrambled to submit their squads for a break filled with qualifiers for multiple competitions. One Watford player turned heads with his call-up. Adam Masina, who made his Italian Under-21 debut in 2015, is now on the Moroccan International Team. HisContinue reading “Masina’s Moroccan Mobilization: Explaining And Analyzing His Call-Up”

Jeremy Ngakia: The Young Star Waiting For His Time To Shine

When Jeremy Ngakia elected to not renew his West Ham United contract, David Moyes and many Hammers supporters were frustrated. The now 20-year-old signed for Watford on a free transfer in the summer. Even though he had only started five matches for Moyes, those matches were consecutive – partly done to try to convince himContinue reading “Jeremy Ngakia: The Young Star Waiting For His Time To Shine”

Masina’s Monumental Free Kick: Goalkeeping Error Or Stroke Of Class?

Half of injury time had been played. Francisco Sierralta’s own goal was cancelled out by Nathaniel Chalobah’s phenomenal finish over 75-match-minutes earlier. The clash looked set to end in a draw, even after Ismaila Sarr was fouled just outside the top-right corner of the box. Watford only had a free kick. Cardiff would not haveContinue reading “Masina’s Monumental Free Kick: Goalkeeping Error Or Stroke Of Class?”

Tom Cleverley: Not Abdi – Yet Sufficiently Similar

Almen Abdi: it is safe to say the vast majority of Watford supporters have fond memories when they hear that name. He is Watford’s most recent direct free-kick scorer (a goal that occurred almost five years ago). The former Switzerland international player’s attacking threat from the midfield made him a fan favorite.  At times thisContinue reading “Tom Cleverley: Not Abdi – Yet Sufficiently Similar”

Defending Attacking-Mindedly: Xisco Munoz’s Latest Tactical Masterclass

Heading into the clash against Nottingham Forest, Watford were without many key players. Dan Gosling and Tom Cleverley were sidelined due to injury concerns, while Nathaniel Chalobah missed out thanks to a two-match ban. Carlos Sanchez had only just signed for the Hornets. So, Will Hughes was the Hornets’ only (senior) central midfielder with ChampionshipContinue reading “Defending Attacking-Mindedly: Xisco Munoz’s Latest Tactical Masterclass”

The Lerma Lesson

In Watford’s recent defeat at Bournemouth, Jefferson Lerma may have “cheated” (the word being thrown around) and played the match in an immature, disgraceful manner. The referee may have made some questionable decisions. But, none of that means Watford are not to primarily blame for the result. Bournemouth and Lerma knew the Hornets were theContinue reading “The Lerma Lesson”

The Quina Conundrum

In the January transfer window, Watford controversially sent Domingos Quina on loan to Granada CF with the hope that Quina would receive more playing time. Upon the closing of the transfer window, Watford had a mere four senior central midfielders: Will Hughes, Tom Cleverley, Nathaniel Chalobah, and Dan Gosling. Philip Zinckernagel, Ben Wilmot, and Ken Sema canContinue reading “The Quina Conundrum”

Give Zinckernagel Time: The Berghuis Debacle Needs To Be Learned From

28 appearances. 19 goals. 18 assists. When Philip Zinckernagel signed for Watford upon the opening of the January transfer window, many fans were expecting the Dane to make an instant impact. After over one month in England, Zinckernagel’s only start has come in an FA Cup defeat at Old Trafford. But, despite his lack of inclusion, theContinue reading “Give Zinckernagel Time: The Berghuis Debacle Needs To Be Learned From”

Masina And Sema Need To Mirror Femenia And Sarr For Promotion

Watford have found a new identity since switching to the 4-3-3 formation. The change, thus far, has brought about a 6-0 thumping of Bristol City, which was followed by a 1-0 away victory against Preston North End. Although the goal in the latter came from a penalty, the reason for the Hornets’ newfound attacking threatContinue reading “Masina And Sema Need To Mirror Femenia And Sarr For Promotion”

Role Models, Training With The First Team, Semi-Finals, Loan Move, And More: Exclusive Interview With George Langston

The mid-November day was just like any other for the Watford players who were not on international duty. The Hornets had secured a crucial victory over Norwich City the week before. But, for one person on the training ground, the day was unforgettable. On the 15th of November, 2019, George Langston signed his first professional contractContinue reading “Role Models, Training With The First Team, Semi-Finals, Loan Move, And More: Exclusive Interview With George Langston”