LATEST EPISODE: Critical Friends

Recorded on the night that it was announced that Billy McKinlay was being replaced by SLAVIŠA JOKANOVIĆ as the Head Coach of Watford FC, Jon Jason and Mike chat about the extraordinary whirlwind that has been the last 37 days in Watford history.

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Saturday, 27 September 2014


A is for Armstrong

Gerry Armstrong was signed by Graham Taylor for £250,000 in 1980. The Northern Ireland International joined from Tottenham Hotspur and the following season was part of the Hornets team that won promotion to Division One. 

Armstrong, who can now be seen as a regular guest on Sky Sports' Spanish football coverage, wrote himself into Hornets history when he scored Watford's first ever goal in the top flight.

Do you agree with the choice of Gerry Armstrong as the entry for "A"? If not, who would you have selected and why?

The "Watford A-Z" illustrations have been created by Watford FC fan David. You can follow him on Twitter at @watfordfcstats

Saturday, 6 September 2014

PODCAST: "Oscar Nominated"

“It’s never dull being a Watford fan” is an oft used phrase, but never has it been so true than over the last few weeks.

Since the last podcast, which was recorded during the season opener against Bolton, the Hornets have soared to second in the league table, endured intense speculation about unhappy players, secured the ongoing services of a talismanic striker Troy Deeney, hired a new Head Coach and brought in a new Technical Director after Beppe Sannino and Gian Luca Nani both tendered their resignations and headed for the hills.

As you’d expect, we cover it all in this, the latest episode of From the Rookery End. Hear Jon, Mike and Jason (reunited for the first time this season) talk Troy, disagree about Dyer and gossip about Garcia.

Thanks to the diligent work of resident statistician Jason, we were able to have an informed discussion about the new Head Coach - you can hear the conclusions we drew in the podcast, but the stats Jason pulled together on the new man are below - we think they make for pretty interesting reading.

Also in this podcast you’ll hear from Watford’s little magician Fernando Forestieri as well as one of the most recognisable man from the Hornets teams of the mid to late 80’s; John McClelland. We also add a mother couple of gems into our every growing list of Watford in 100 objects. In short, it’s a packed podcast, so stop reading and get listening!

 Come on you Horns! (Vamos sus avispones)

Monday, 1 September 2014

Beppe Sannino Resigns

The news of Beppe Sannino resigning as Watford Head Coach broke on Sunday night, and as Monday went on we started to learn more about what has been going on behind the scenes at Vicarage Road from Frank Smith in the Watford Observer.

The We Are Going Up podcast were on things straight away and have done a reaction podcast about the situation. Our very own Mike, along with Frank Smith, talked to the podcast in this special Mini Episode.