LATEST EPISODE: Very Fun Beginnings

Jon and Jason are joined by David Cameron Walker (@D_C_W) on the opening day of the 2014-15 season. They talk returns, formation and discuss how the Championship is shaping up this season. Plus they put in a fuse, a pie and a duck in to the list of 100 Objects.

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Monday, 25 August 2014

WFC in 100 Objects #53 - Lost Floodlight Fuse


A cracking object nominated by David Range:

On Tuesday night in April 1959, Watford were in a dire position towards the end of the season and played a ‘must win’ game at Vicarage Road against Shrewsbury. Into the second half the Hornets were 5-2 down and when the referee signalled for the floodlights to be switched on nothing happened. With the light rapidly fading, as was our chances of staying up, the ref had no alternative but to abandon the game. 

It transpired that someone had ‘borrowed’ the fuses. An inside conspiracy? who knows? It didn’t matter though Watford lost the re-arranged game 4-1 and were duly relegated. I was there and remember some fans lighting fires on the terraces.

Monday, 18 August 2014

PODCAST: Sean Dyche Anthology


On the day that Sean Dyche becomes a Premier League manager, we look back at the three interviews that we did with the Exhaust Eater. Firstly when he was Assistant to Malky Mackay, then Watford manager in his own right and finally when he returned to Vicarage Road as Burnley Manager.

Sean was always very welcoming to From The Rookery End and he always gave a fun and entertaining interview!

Good luck in the Big League Sean!

WFC in 100 Objects - #52 A Rotherham Meat Pie

This object sums up the relationship with one of the least popular managers in the clubs History - Gianluca Vialli.

The object is a meat pie - which was thrown by a Rotherham fan at Vialli during an away game at Millmoor on 12th January 2002 during a 1-1 draw. 

We are unsure of the flavour or if sauce was included in the Rotherham Meat Pie
So where did the meat pie land. As David Range told us - "it was a direct hit on Gianluca. Absolutely hilarious and I wouldn’t mind betting that most of the Hornet fans there would have liked to have done the same."

A meat pie in the face, the object we've chosen to sum up Watford manager Gianluca Vialli