A lot. Simply put, Roy Hodgson has a lot he needs to fix if he is to guide Watford to safety in their final 18 matches of the season. Perhaps there is too much to change and no adjustments will change their fate. If Hodgson is to be the Hornets’ savior, there are clear tweaks – or complete revampsContinue reading “What Roy Hodgson Needs to Do at Vicarage Road to Keep the Hornets in the Premier League”
Tag Archives: Claudio Ranieri
Analyzing What Went Awry for Ranieri at Vicarage Road
Watford have become notorious for their vicious managerial philosophy. They are about to be on their third manager of the season, fourth manager in the past two campaigns, and seventh manager in the past three seasons. Claudio Ranieri was the most recent victim of the cut-throat Pozzo approach, but the sacking was necessary. So, whatContinue reading “Analyzing What Went Awry for Ranieri at Vicarage Road”
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?”