What I want from my football club – Part 3: The Watford way

The Seventy Two has canvassed the opinion of several Football League writers from a variety of different clubs to ask one simple question: what do you want from your football club? Given around 300 words to play with, there were numerous responses so we will be looking at a cross-section every day this week, continuing with the thoughts of two Watford supporters. Are the Vicarage Road club one of the

Why Richard Lee’s Graduation should be one of 2012’s must-read football books

After departing Watford eighteen months ago, Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee has written a fascinating account of his first season at Griffin Park that may – and indeed should – become one of 2012’s must-read football books. Here’s why.

There has arguably never been a more intense focus within the media on the mental strain suffered by professional sportsmen. The debate continues over the levels of support available within sports, particularly …

Why you might want to catch Rise and Shine: The Jay Demerit Story

Tomorrow sees the first of two days on which you can catch a screening of a new film about former Watford defender Jay Demerit. The remarkable story behind “Rise and Shine” has been recounted in part by Simon Burnton in The Guardian but one element of the tale stands out from that article from April 2011 – the fact that £92,500 had to be raised in order for the film …

The Championship: some not-so-vital statistics

The Seventy Two deals primarily with opinions rather than facts. So here’s one statistic or record for each current Championship club. If you know of any better ones, leave them in the comments.


Most consecutive second tier games without failing to score (44 between 2nd October 1926 and 8th October 1927).


Won the first-ever second division title in 1892/3.


Only Championship team so far this season …

Revisiting our predicted Championship table

Back in the summer,  a series of posts from a variety of guest writers brought about a predicted Championship table. The final entry in the series was written by Blackpool blogger Chris Walker and you can find the final predicted table below, with each team’s actual current league position in brackets:

  1. Nottingham Forest (22nd)
  2. Birmingham City (14th)
  3. West Ham United (2nd)
  4. Leicester City (11th)
  5. Cardiff City (5th)
  6. Hull City (4th)