Early Roy Hodgson Assessment: Better, but More Change Needed

In Watford’s first match under Roy Hodgson, they picked up a clean sheet. Yes, Watford lasted a full ninety minutes without conceding. Admittedly, it was against bottom-of-the-table Burnley who had recently lost their long-time best striker in awful weather conditions, but they nonetheless kept a clean sheet for the first time all season. Defensively, thisContinue reading “Early Roy Hodgson Assessment: Better, but More Change Needed”

Watford’s Little-Known Goalkeeping Gem

Between Ben Foster and Daniel Bachmann, the Hornets have two strong goalkeepers battling it out for the number one spot ahead of the Premier League campaign, with Bachmann appearing to have the upper hand. Highly-rated Pontus Dahlberg earned a loan to Doncaster Rovers to get consistent first-team minutes in England in hopes he can developContinue reading “Watford’s Little-Known Goalkeeping Gem”

The Curious Case of Manchester United’s James Garner

Upon Watford’s relegation from the Premier League, the Club knew they would need to fill the holes left by departing stars. Abdoulaye Doucoure transferred to Everton before the season kicked off. The Hornets even announced on the official club website that Etienne Capoue handed in a transfer request. Will Hughes’ future at Vicarage Road was uncertain.Continue reading “The Curious Case of Manchester United’s James Garner”

Philip Zinckernagel’s Four Potential Roles for Watford Next Season

Watford signed Philip Zinckernagel at the start of the recent January transfer window in a free transfer. His English move followed a season where he starred in a record-shattering FK Bodo/Glimt side, scoring 19 goals and contributing 24 assists in just 28 appearances in the Norwegian top flight. The right winger by trade was primarilyContinue reading “Philip Zinckernagel’s Four Potential Roles for Watford Next Season”

The Quina Conundrum 2.0

Watford players not currently on international duty have begun preseason training. This includes players returning from loans. Domingos Quina will now get the chance to impress Xisco Munoz after the 21-year-old’s loan to Granada meant the Spanish head coach never got to see him deployed in his system. Ready For Premier League Action Quina madeContinue reading “The Quina Conundrum 2.0”

Examining Watford’s Impressive Swoop for Emmanuel Dennis

Watford have secured the signature of exciting forward Emmanuel Dennis from Club Brugge. The deal came out of thin air – or so it seems – considering no rumours emerged linking the parties until the Hornets’ official announcement of the transfer. Nonetheless, Watford have completed yet another shrewd transfer for a player who will offerContinue reading “Examining Watford’s Impressive Swoop for Emmanuel Dennis”

The Ken Sema Dilemma

With the Premier League season kicking off in three months, Watford have more than enough time to shape their ideal starting eleven. Some players’ names are written in permanent ink. Other players, such as Ken Sema, have a bit more uncertainty surrounding their name in regards to being a consistent starter.  Sema’s Form of SuccessContinue reading “The Ken Sema Dilemma”

Football’s “Americanization” – An American View On The Evil European Super League

Passion, tradition, and prestige are three of European football’s keystones. Without any one of them, the sport loved by so many would not be the same. And now, the creation of the European Super League threatens to strip football of all three. Football: Unparalleled Passion As a New Yorker, before the April of 2015, IContinue reading “Football’s “Americanization” – An American View On The Evil European Super League”

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”

Why To Keep Hoping That Gerard Deulofeu Will Return

Down 2-0. Twelve minutes left. The opposition support roars in ecstasy, knowing their side is set to go to the FA Cup Final. The only way Wolverhampton Wanderers can lose is to be on the receiving end of one of the most improbable comebacks in recent memory. With Watford’s cup dreams destined for doom, substituteContinue reading “Why To Keep Hoping That Gerard Deulofeu Will Return”