Watford’s Ignored Center-Back Concerns

Last season, Watford tied the record for the best-ever EFL Championship defense, conceding just 30 goals in 46 matches. Thus, upon promotion to the Premier League, a safe assumption seems to be that the center of the defense does not need attention. Considering William Troost-Ekong and Francisco Sierralta joined after the Club’s 2019/20 relegation, aContinue reading “Watford’s Ignored Center-Back Concerns”

Predicting Watford’s Final Premier League Roster

With fewer than three weeks remaining until the Hornets kick off the season against Aston Villa and a bit over one month until the summer transfer window closes, the hierarchy at Vicarage Road know they need to start thinking about finalizing a 25-man roster. The criteria for a squad list is that under-21 players doContinue reading “Predicting Watford’s Final Premier League Roster”

Thoroughly Examining Each of Watford’s First Nine Signings of the Summer

When Watford achieved promotion in 2015, the summer transfer window saw them bring in upwards of 15 players to bolster the Club’s prospects of safety. The clear-out-and-replace approach is often risky, with a recent example of the method backfiring being provided by 2018/19 Fulham, who spent in the region of £100 million on new players justContinue reading “Thoroughly Examining Each of Watford’s First Nine Signings of the Summer”

Why Loaning In Harvey Elliott Would Be Nice But Unnecessary

The transfer rumour mill is well and truly in motion. According to Tom Hopkinson of The Mirror and other sources, Watford are considering making an approach for 18-year-old Harvey Elliott on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool. As exciting as this rumoured transfer may seem for Watford, the deal is not as straightforward as one may think.Continue reading “Why Loaning In Harvey Elliott Would Be Nice But Unnecessary”

Analyzing Watford’s Perfect Approach to the Transfer Window

Morecambe’s 1-0 victory over Newport County on the last day of May signaled the official end to the 2020/21 EFL campaign. For Watford, however, the goal of promotion was mathematically achieved on April 24th, two weeks before the Championship season (not including promotion playoffs) ended and nearly one month before the Premier League season concluded.Continue reading “Analyzing Watford’s Perfect Approach to the Transfer Window”

Kwadwo Baah: the Inverted Winger Further Brightening Watford’s Future

When a player moves to Manchester City as an 18-year-old, it is clear that the player has all the tools necessary for being a future star. So, when Kwadwo Baah’s transfer to Manchester City in January broke down during the medical phase, it was clear that whoever secured his signature would be partaking in shrewdContinue reading “Kwadwo Baah: the Inverted Winger Further Brightening Watford’s Future”

Watford’s Full Keep, Sell, and Loan List Ahead of Premier League Return

Promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking: the reality still feels like a dream. The taste of triumph in these otherwise hard times has an extra sweetness. Soon, if not already happening, basking in the glory will shift to focusing on the ever-pivotal post-promotion summer transfer window. So, it isContinue reading “Watford’s Full Keep, Sell, and Loan List Ahead of Premier League Return”

Cucho Hernandez: Watford Cannot Afford A Luis Suarez Repeat

Watford have been increasing their international scouting activity ever since the Pozzo family bought the Club in 2012. When Watford sign a youngster from South America, the player typically spends their first couple of seasons under contract with the Hornets elsewhere – whether due to work permit issues or simply a lack of experience. Cucho Hernandez,Continue reading “Cucho Hernandez: Watford Cannot Afford A Luis Suarez Repeat”

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”

Watford’s January Transfer Window: Analyzing Every Signature and Departure

The January transfer window is typically about making minor tweaks to the squad to maintain or increase momentum heading into the second portion of the campaign. For Watford, the January transfer window saw a considerable amount of movement. Not all the movement found widespread support amongst fans. In fact, the hierarchy’s choices have come underContinue reading “Watford’s January Transfer Window: Analyzing Every Signature and Departure”