A Review Of Watford’s 2020

Watford’s year was filled with more downs than ups. Through three managers, a global pandemic that shut the world down for months, and relegation, Hornets fans have held on strong and have kept their unwavering support for the Club despite the hardships faced. With 2021 approaching, it is a good time to review an eventful,Continue reading “A Review Of Watford’s 2020”

When The Hornets Encounter Rough Waters, Does The Manager Always Deserve The Blame? Does Ivic?

Ever since the Pozzo family saved Watford from near-bankruptcy in 2012, the Club has followed a philosophy of continuously rotating management in order to yield success. And, despite the unorthodoxy of the Pozzo’s approach to appointing and sacking managers, the Hornets have found success in their methods, as the Team was able to spend fiveContinue reading “When The Hornets Encounter Rough Waters, Does The Manager Always Deserve The Blame? Does Ivic?”

The Transfer Market Is Marching Closer: Where Watford Should Look To Reinforce

In a recent press conference, when Vladimir Ivic was asked about whether he felt Watford had the depth to cope with the intense fixture list, Ivic replied, “I will prepare what we need, and what we didn’t do in the previous transfer window [we] will do now.” With the manager sending a clear message thatContinue reading “The Transfer Market Is Marching Closer: Where Watford Should Look To Reinforce”

Watford’s New King? How Ken Sema Has Become Watford’s Unexpected Ace

13 appearances. Four assists. For a defender, these are stats one would expect among the top-rated in the world. In this instance, however, Ken Sema is the one with the impressive rate of setting up goals (as he also is deserving of another assist for causing the own goal when Watford faced Blackburn). When SemaContinue reading “Watford’s New King? How Ken Sema Has Become Watford’s Unexpected Ace”

Why The New Substitution Rule Will (Unfairly) Help Watford

The EFL has confirmed that for the rest of the 2020/2021 season, teams will be allowed to make up to five substitutions per match. Championship clubs additionally voted to allow nine substitutes to be named in the match-day squad.  The Premier League is seeing managers go head-to-head on the issue of extra substitutions. The FootballContinue reading “Why The New Substitution Rule Will (Unfairly) Help Watford”

Is It Time For A Change In Tactics?

In a poll administered by Watford Opinions, 90% of respondents believed Watford should shift to a 4-3-3 formation.  Watford’s recent 1-1 draw to QPR saw some controversial tactics deployed by Vladimir Ivic. The Serbian manager elected to start the game with a 5-2-3 formation, which allowed Watford to have a formidable front three of AndreContinue reading “Is It Time For A Change In Tactics?”

Who is Watford’s Best Signing of the Past Decade?

The past decade has been a roller coaster ride for Watford. At times, the ride was one which induced fear and anxiety. Other times, it was one which created feelings of excitement and jubilation. Hundreds of players have come through the revolving transfer door at Vicarage Road in the last 10 years, but the “bestContinue reading “Who is Watford’s Best Signing of the Past Decade?”

Watford’s Quarter-Season Report Card

11 matches played. 21 points earned. Second in the table. After relegation, the threat of having the squad hollowed out, and not having a manager, the Hornets’ record suggests they have been able to reacclimate to life in the second tier with ease. To say they don’t deserve to be where they currently sit wouldContinue reading “Watford’s Quarter-Season Report Card”

Match Review: Watford Strike Late To Top The Potters

In a match that had officiating controversy and became impossible to watch for some, Watford were able to come out on top by a score-line of three goals to two. Going into the night, Stoke City were sitting level with Watford on points. Now, Watford are only four points off of league-leaders Reading.  The matchContinue reading “Match Review: Watford Strike Late To Top The Potters”

Why Watford’s Ship Has Slightly Steered Off Course

Watford started off their inaugural Championship campaign post-relegation in considerably solid form, picking up 13 points from their opening six matches. In those first six matches, which included victories over Middlesbrough, arch-rivals Luton Town, Derby County, and Blackburn, Watford only conceded twice. In their most recent three matches (at the time of writing), Watford haveContinue reading “Why Watford’s Ship Has Slightly Steered Off Course”