How Much Money Should Watford Seek for Emmanuel Dennis?

Relegation is not imminent, but the odds still say Watford are destined for their second Championship campaign in three seasons. Their placement in the English football hierarchy will determine the course of their summer transfer window: will there be star players arriving if safety is achieved or standouts departing if relegated? With the probability statingContinue reading “How Much Money Should Watford Seek for Emmanuel Dennis?”

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”

What Roy Hodgson Needs to Do at Vicarage Road to Keep the Hornets in the Premier League

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”

Why Joao Pedro Is Watford’s Key to Survival

Emmanuel Dennis, Joshua King, and Ismaila Sarr are the three main names that come to mind when considering the Watford attack. However, an injury to the latter has demanded the former two to step up, as well as young forwards Cucho Hernandez and Joao Pedro. After missing the start of the season due to injuryContinue reading “Why Joao Pedro Is Watford’s Key to Survival”

Watford’s COVID Catastrophe Leads to Problematic Postponement – Opinion

The match scheduled for December 15th between Burnley and Watford was officially postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Hornets’ squad. The measures to push the match back were necessary – as player safety, of course, comes first – but how the postponement occurred was calamitous.  Necessary but Communicative Catastrophe As an outbreak of COVID-19Continue reading “Watford’s COVID Catastrophe Leads to Problematic Postponement – Opinion”

Evaluating the Premier League’s Signing of the Summer

Emmanuel Dennis has been the Premier League’s best signing of the summer: there is no simpler way to say it. So far, he has been Watford’s best attacker and defender. The only player who surpasses Dennis, who has six goals and five assists, in goal contributions this season is Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (thirteen goals, eightContinue reading “Evaluating the Premier League’s Signing of the Summer”

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”

Statistical Assessment of Ismaila Sarr’s 2021/22 Campaign (Thus Far)

Watford’s recent 4-1 victory over Manchester United had many talking points, with the main one surrounding the subsequent sacking of Red Devils’ manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. However, many Watford supporters will be focusing on Ismaila Sarr: he missed a retaken penalty after failing to convert the initial penalty as well, but he more than remediedContinue reading “Statistical Assessment of Ismaila Sarr’s 2021/22 Campaign (Thus Far)”

Watford’s Obvious Issue

At face value, Watford’s being three points clear of the relegation zone after ten matches does not seem so bad. Unfortunately, those ten performances suggest many reasons to listen for alarm bells, and the reasons for starting to hear them are not hard to find. And, with the Hornets’ next five fixtures coming against Arsenal,Continue reading “Watford’s Obvious Issue”

The Harsh Reality of Watford’s Xisco Munoz Sacking

Everyone knows about the Watford way when it comes to head coaches. Supporters often moan as most articles about the Hornets or match commentators unceasingly mention the managerial carousel. When a head coach is sacked, most non-Watford supporters go berserk about the cruelty of the sacking and how the style does not work. The WatfordContinue reading “The Harsh Reality of Watford’s Xisco Munoz Sacking”