Watford: the Premier League’s Jekyll and Hyde

Guest-written article by Ben Thornhill Watford’s performances this season can be grouped into two categories. For the purposes of this article, we will call them Jekyll and Hyde.  Jekyll: 4 wins with an xG above 1 (3 of those wins with an xG above 2). Hyde: 7 defeats and 1 draw, all 7 defeats to nil, all 8 withContinue reading “Watford: the Premier League’s Jekyll and Hyde”

Will Ranieri Have the Tools to Fix Watford’s Broken Machine?

Guest-written article by Ben Thornhill On Monday, Watford appointed Claudio Ranieri to the position of head coach at Vicarage Road. Famed for making harsh hiring and firing decisions that leave many onlookers firmly in the “he should have had more time” camp, Gino Pozzo has again pulled the trap door on a coach who, manyContinue reading “Will Ranieri Have the Tools to Fix Watford’s Broken Machine?”

Food for Thought Over the International Break for Xisco Muñoz

Guest-written article by Ben Thornhill I always remember Rafael Benitez, when in charge of Newcastle, saying a Spanish proverb about what happens when you have an undersized quilt: you either have to cover the toes and leave the shoulders cold or pull it over your shoulders and risk getting cold feet. He was describing theContinue reading “Food for Thought Over the International Break for Xisco Muñoz”