Book Review: There To Be Shot At: The Autobiography of Tony Coton

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Book Review | No Comments
Book Review: There To Be Shot At: The Autobiography of Tony Coton

There To Be Shot At
by Tony Coton
Published by De Coubertin Books
2017, £12.80

Cards on the table before we start: I’m not coming at this from an unbiased perspective. Perhaps this is no surprise; Tony Coton retired from playing twenty years ago and whilst he was a successful top flight goalkeeper this book is surely targeted squarely at supporters of Birmingham City, Watford (my team) and Manchester …

Hot Seat Narratives: Watford’s Managerial Carousel

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Hot Seat Narratives | 2 Comments
Hot Seat Narratives: Watford’s Managerial Carousel

In passing judgement on Watford’s unusual managerial goings-on this season, one really needs to take a step back and appreciate the backdrop to a bizarre period that saw five different men — four full-time appointees and one stand-in — take charge of Watford within less than six weeks.

So… for those that have been paying no attention at all, here’s a whistle-stop summary. The Pozzo family bought Watford in …

A Fan’s Guide to Watford, Class of 2014

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
A Fan’s Guide to Watford, Class of 2014

So. Here we are, then. Pushing two years into the Pozzo’s ownership and the promised land still hasn’t been reached, Watford sit much where they always did somewhere in the middle of the second tier. Two years worth of steady influx of Johnny Foreigners into Vicarage Road (and, in some cases, straight out again), presumably denying match time to locally born lads who would otherwise have been furthering the …

A Bluffer’s Guide to Watford, Class of 2013

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Uncategorized | 12 Comments
A Bluffer’s Guide to Watford, Class of 2013

It’s been a few weeks since this article — a rundown of Watford’s myriad new signings — was suggested. I was waiting for the right time… as a minimum, a time when I’d seen each of the Hornets’ army of summer recruits in the flesh, in action, enough to form an opinion.

That still hasn’t happened, but events have caught up with me… most specifically Saturday’s eye-catching thrashing of …

The Monday Profile: Sean Murray

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in The Monday Profile | 5 Comments
The Monday Profile: Sean Murray

Taking a closer look at a Football League personality this week is Matt Rowson, co-pen of Watford blog BHaPPY (whose precursor was BSaD, the site that originally got me [Lloyd] interested in football writing). This morning, Matt considers the recent rise of Academy graduate and next great Hornets hope Sean Murray.

Watford are not the only side with a decent track record in terms of producing its own talent, …

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