WATFORD 1-3 ARSENAL
Jon, Mike and Jordi look back at the battle with our nearest neighbours, the first half mistakes and the positive reaction in the 2nd half.
The decorum of the ref, the 5 debutants plus a final (and we believe it will be the final) goodbye to Matty Vydra.
WATFORD 1-2 CHELSEA
With Mike away topping up his tan in Greece, Jon and Jason are joined by Jordi to react to the home loss against Chelsea.
They talk about the rise of Etienne Capoue “Goal Scorer”, how the final 25 man squad is shaping up, and who might lose out after the signing of Roberto Pereyra and Younes Kabol. And with our aim to get more Watford fans on the podcast this season, Jon talks to Watford fans Paul Dewen (from the Denver Hornets) about his calculated prediction for the season, and Watford Blogger Bradley Hayden about his recent interview with former Watford Coach Dean Austin.
SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 WATFORD
It’s the first proper podcast of the season, recorded the night after Watford 1-1, hard fought away draw at Southampton. Thanks to your response on Twitter we discuss the inclusion of Vydra, Walter’s lack on speaking English, we chat to Golden Pages editor, David Anderson, about the up coming 8th edition, the rumoured transfers (both in and out) and we hear the first edition of our new feature: Michael Parkin’s-son!
There have been some tears over the last few days with the exit of Almen Abdi, and to some extent Steven Berghuis, so Jon, Jason and Mike talk about the impact these players had, and might of had, on the Watford team this season.
Plus in a special where Jon speaks to other Watford fans who also do a lot beyond the normal fan, you’ll hear from Olly Wicken about the audiobooks Hornet Heaven, Alex Bennet and his Watford Mishmash piece of art along with David Anderson the editor of Golden Pages fanzine.
Welcome to the seventh season of From the Rookery End! As ever, it’s an exciting time to be a Watford supporter and we’re looking forward to bringing you a fans-eye view as the first year under Walter Mazzarri unfolds.
In this, the first podcast of the campaign, we head to the Hertfordshire derby at Stevenage to run our eye over some of the new recruits, talk Troy, discuss 3-5-2 and cover off everything else that’s happened since the end of last season. Good grief, it’s great to be back! Come on you ‘Orns!