Martin Keady - Nov 8, 2021

Almost every successful manager can identify a turning point in their career, when they saw their fortunes almost literally alter before their eyes, because they achieved an unexpected result or just benefited from a slice of luck. For Alex Ferguson, it was the winning goal by Mark Robins in an FA Cup tie against Nottingham […]

Watford loan
Adam Katcher - Oct 21, 2021

Despite the imminent focus being on Premier League survival, Watford have made sure to keep an eye on the future as well, setting up for success regardless of their future tier. The Hornets have over 20 players out on loan to other teams, with the most exciting temporary departures coming in the second and third […]

Premier League predictions
Tom Cunningham, Editor - Oct 14, 2021

The Premier League season is really starting to take shape now; the underdog sides are thinning out, and the top teams are beginning to take centre-stage once more. There could still be plenty of shocks on the cards, however, and plenty of surprising Premier League predictions to make. Matchday eight includes some interesting fixtures, and […]

Liverpool against Watford
Adam Katcher - Oct 14, 2021

The last time it was Liverpool against Watford, they were invincible in the Premier League ahead of a trip to Vicarage Road. Watford sat in the relegation zone while the Reds had won their previous 18 Premier League matches and were one win away from claiming sole ownership of the “most consecutive Premier League wins” […]

Morten Thorsby
Adam Katcher - Oct 14, 2021

Claudio Ranieri has recently taken the reins at Vicarage Road following the sacking of Xisco Munoz. The Italian has already made his first signing at the helm, with free-agent Nicolas Nkoulou joining on a free transfer. However, as the transfer window is closed, Ranieri will have to wait until January to truly shuffle pieces to […]

Nicolas Nkoulou
Adam Katcher - Oct 8, 2021

With only four centre-backs on their books, the last thing Watford needed was an injury in the heart of the defence. Francisco Sierralta and Christian Kabasele picked up injuries against Leeds United, leaving the Hornets with just two fit centre-backs on their books at the conclusion of the match. Upon Claudio Ranieri’s arrival, the Watford […]

Ranieri Makes First Signing
Matt Jarvis - Oct 7, 2021

Nicolas Nkoulou has joined Watford, becoming the first signing for new manager Claudio Ranieri, who is looking to get the club’s season off the ground and steer the club away from the bottom half of the Premier League table. Watford Confirm Addition of Nicolas Nkoulou as Claudio Ranieri Makes First Signing 🤝 We are delighted […]

Claudio Ranieri
Adam Katcher - Oct 5, 2021

Under the management of Xisco Munoz in the Championship, Watford were able to easily play a possession-based style focused on intricate wide play (namely through Sarr). A similar style was attempted in the Premier League, despite going from one of the best teams in the second tier to one of the worst in the top […]

Claudio Ranieri
Nat Goodlad, Editor - Oct 4, 2021

Watford have confirmed the appointment of former Leicester City and Fulham boss Claudio Rainieri. The Italian, 69, replaces Xisco Muñoz, who was relieved of his duties yesterday after a 1-0 defeat to Leeds United on Saturday. Ranieri has signed a two-year deal with the Hornets and returns to management after leaving Serie A side Sampdoria […]

Xisco Muñoz
Adam Katcher - Oct 4, 2021

Another year, another Watford manager sacked. It’s the same old story, an unpopular one that has still yielded tremendous rewards for the Hornets. It is unconventional of an English side to sack head coaches this much, but between an FA Cup final and six Premier League campaigns in the past seven seasons, the cutthroat philosophy […]

New Watford Manager

The search for a new Watford manager has commenced once again. The last two years have seen the Hornets hire four managers on a permanent basis, and yet not one of them has managed to reach even ten months in the job. In what seems bi-annual event, the Hertfordshire side are once again on the […]

Xisco Munoz
Ben Robinson, Editor - Oct 3, 2021

Watford have confirmed that Xisco Munoz has left the club after 10 months in charge. Despite promotion to the Premier League, the Hornets’ have decided to part company with the Spaniard. Xisco Munoz Sacked as Watford Manager ℹ Watford FC confirms Xisco Muñoz has left his post as the club's Head Coach. — Watford Football […]

Premier League predictions
Tom Cunningham, Editor - Sep 23, 2021

We’re now six games into the Premier League season, and not many surprises have occurred as of yet. In fact, the only two shocks have been Brighton & Hove Albion’s revenge against ‘XG’ (expected goals), and Manchester City’s blunt nature going forward. Amongst that, however, we’ve seen an expectedly poor start from Arsenal, and a […]

Premier League predictions
Tom Cunningham, Editor - Sep 16, 2021

Last week’s Premier League predictions went so well, that we thought we’d give it another shot, hoping to once again be forced to turn down claims that we can see into the future. Fresh from European clashes, this week’s fixtures will likely be tighter affairs than last time out, but still expect plenty of goals, […]

Xisco Munoz
Adam Katcher - Sep 16, 2021

Many non-Hornet supporting football fans think of a managerial carousel when the word “Watford” is said. Despite how Watford’s managerial record seems excessively mentioned, there is truth in the sense that managers at Vicarage Road tend not to stay in their seat for long. Since the Gino Pozzo takeover of Watford in 2012, the Club […]

Premier League Players
Sam Pearce - Sep 11, 2021

Earlier this week FIFA invoked Article 5 after a request from the Brazilian Football Confederation. This was after Premier League clubs unanimously decided not to release players for international duty to countries on the government’s red list. The FA and Premier League have come to an agreement with FIFA to change their decision. Unfortunately, they […]

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Sven Botman
Ricky Carroll - Sep 11, 2021

“Here we go!” According to Fabrizio Romano, Newcastle United have reached an agreement for the transfer of Lille defender Sven Botman. Eddie Howe has been keen on Botman, having had three bids rejected in January, but both clubs have finally reached an agreement for £32 million.  Paperworks are being signed tonight between Newcastle and Lille […]

Kalvin Phillips
Jack Morris - Sep 11, 2021

Manchester City and Leeds United have reached an agreement for midfielder Kalvin Phillips, according to David Ornstein. Phillips is closing in on a move to the Etihad Stadium for a fee reported to be around £42 million plus add-ons, which could be completed when the player returns for preseason at the start of July. 🚨 […]

Wayne Rooney
Jack Morris - Sep 11, 2021

Wayne Rooney is stepping down as manager of Derby County after talks with the club’s administrators today, the club have confirmed. The Rams have experienced a crisis-filled 18 months and in a statement, Rooney said his reason for leaving the role is because “the club now needs to be led by someone with fresh energy.” […]

Reece James
Dale Ventham, Editor - Sep 11, 2021

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is personally focussing on rewarding defender Reece James with a new deal, according to Sami Mokbel. The England international still has three years remaining on his current deal at Stamford Bridge but with Manchester City and Real Madrid reportedly targeting the defender as a long-term transfer option, the Blues need […]

Sven Botman
Dale Ventham, Editor - Sep 11, 2021

Lille are pushing for Newcastle United and AC Milan target Sven Botman to move to the Premier League, according to Gianluca Di Marzio . The 22-year-old centre-back has been a transfer target for both clubs throughout the summer and the latest developments appear good news for the Magpies. Le #LOSC pousse pour que Sven Botman […]

Djed Spence
Uttiyo Sarkar - Sep 11, 2021

Tottenham Hotspur are still some way apart in meeting the valuation needed to sign Djed Spence from Middlesbrough, according to Lyall Thomas. The 21-year-old’s future still remains uncertain, despite the North London side being eager to sign a new right-back, and they could move on to other targets if unable to secure his services soon. […]

Dale Ventham, Editor - Sep 11, 2021

Newly promoted Bournemouth are closing in on their second summer signing after agreeing a deal with free agent, Joe Rothwell, according to Mark McAdam. The 27-year-old midfielder, who left Blackburn Rovers following the expiry of his contract, is currently undergoing a medical with the Cherries. Breaking News: Bournemouth have agreed a deal with free-agent Joe […]

Chelsea target
Dale Ventham, Editor - Sep 11, 2021

Juventus have identified Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly as a potential replacement for Matthijs de Ligt, should the Dutchman depart this summer. The 22-year-old Chelsea target looks set to depart Turin with the Blues still interested in signing the centre-back ahead of next season, according to football.london. Juventus have Kalidou Koulibaly lined up if Matthijs de […]