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From the Rookery End is the definitive Watford FC podcast. Join lifelong supporters Jon, Jas and Mike after every single game to hear their take on the Hornets’ performances, with expert analysis and insight provided by The Athletic’s Watford correspondent Adam Leventhal. From the Rookery End - essential listening for Watford fans since 2010.

From the Rookery End is the definitive Watford FC podcast. Join lifelong supporters Jon, Jas and Mike after every single game to hear their take on the Hornets’ performances, with expert analysis and insight provided by The Athletic’s Watford correspondent Adam Leventhal. From the Rookery End - essential listening for Watford fans since 2010.

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Watford, United Kingdom

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From the Rookery End is the definitive Watford FC podcast. Join lifelong supporters Jon, Jas and Mike after every single game to hear their take on the Hornets’ performances, with expert analysis and insight provided by The Athletic’s Watford correspondent Adam Leventhal. From the Rookery End - essential listening for Watford fans since 2010.

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English


Episodes

Terriers Tamed, Marvin and the mind of a footballer

1/16/2021
On a day where the whole Watford family were remembering Graham Taylor, the Golden boys were back in winning ways against Huddersfield. Jon, Mike and Jason talk about the key players, the change in mentality and where the squad is at for the upcoming games and the rest of this season. Also, after much frustration from Watford fans about the off field activities of Ben Foster and Troy Deeney, we wanted to get in the mind of footballers and how they cope. We got in touch with former hornet...

Duration:01:07:46

Hopeful for Huddersfield

1/13/2021
It’s back to league action this weekend , and right on cue From the Rookery End is back to look forward to a huge game against Huddersfield. Jon and Mike are joined by The Athletic’s Watford correspondent Adam Leventhal to discuss the Hornets’ likely transfer activity in January, as well as a look at a player who has already joined the ranks; Phillip Zinckernagel. We also hear from Jan Lohman, Watford’s first ever overseas signing and the subject of a fascinating recent interview with Adam...

Duration:00:44:45

CUP KO: Watford beaten at Old Trafford

1/10/2021
Watford were knocked out of the FA Cup despite a spirited performance at Old Trafford, with Jason, Jon and Mike gathering the day after to discuss the defeat. There is praise for new signing Zinckernagel, deputy keeper Bachmann and the impressive Sierralta, while question marks remain over the Hornets attacking prowess. As is (sadly for Mike in particular) customary, there is also another FA Cup quiz, let us know how you get on with Jon’s fiendish questions in the comments below. It’s a...

Duration:00:58:57

Swansea slip-up: Watford lose at the Liberty

1/3/2021
Watford were unable to capitalise on a decent win against table topping Norwich, starting the new year with defeat at Swansea. In the first podcast of 2021, Jas, Jon and Mike are joined by The Athletic’s Watford correspondent Adam Leventhal to discuss the defeat. Adam also sheds light on what the January transfer window may look like for the Hornets, while Jon talks to Steve Wyss of the Nordic Football Pod to get the lowdown on new signing Philip Zinckernagel. It’s a new year. It’s a new...

Duration:00:56:24

Joyful & Triumphant: Watford beat Norwich

12/27/2020
As another year approaches its end, a new era is already underway at Vicarage Road, and in this, the 79th From the Rookery End of 2020, Jas, Mike and Jon get together to discuss the first performance under new Head Coach Xisco Muñoz. Among the discussion around the well deserved win against table-topping Norwich, there’s praise for a rejigged back line, hope for Andre Gray and joy at seeing Ismaila Sarr (and others) finding their smile again. The Athletic’s Watford correspondent Adam...

Duration:01:03:50

Ivic Out - What next for Watford?

12/20/2020
A poor performance at Huddersfield proved to be the final straw for Watford, who have parted company with Head Coach Vladimir Ivić. In the new podcast, Jon, Jas and Mike get together to discuss what went wrong and what needs to happen now. As a tumultuous season continues, the boys try to work out just WHU Vladimir Ivić was unable to make a success of his tenure and ask if there are deeper areas for concern than just the Head Coach. Fresh from his trip to the John Smiths Stadium, The...

Duration:01:04:44

Watford grab a point against Brentford

12/15/2020
Another 2,000 fans made it into Vicarage Road, including DCW, Jason and Colin. They witnessed another home draw and another game of two halves - a poor first and a more positive second half. You can also hear from Vladimir Ivic post match and Mike caught up with Adam Leventhal, the Athletic's Watford correspondent, to discuss the recent return of Troy Deeney and the possible return of Glen Murray to Brighton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:39

A Blaster in Brum + St Andrew Memories

12/13/2020
Watford scrapped their way to a valuable (if not memorable) win at Birmingham, courtesy of a late Troy Deeney penalty, leaving Jason, Jon and Mike to try and work out how they should be feeling after a game that was short of quality and goalmouth incident. As well as the review of the win, there’s also a look back at a slightly more adrenaline fuelled occasion af St Andrews; the 1999 Play Off Semi Final. That incredible night is brought to life via a number of fans’ brilliant stories, some...

Duration:00:56:24

A Warming Watford Win v Rotherham

12/8/2020
On a freezing cold night, Watford started on fire - ending the game as a contest after just 15 minutes with two early goals. Jon, Jas and a perhaps surprisingly downbeat Mike got together to share their thoughts at the final whistle, as the Hornets end the day in third place. Jon is pragmatic, Jas is analytical and Mike is, well, Mike is Mike. The game is all about opinions, so have a listen and let us know who you think has got it right! Mike also caught up with The Athlwtic’s Watford...

Duration:00:35:09

Back to The Vic - Cardiff beat Watford

12/5/2020
Watford fall to defeat as fans return. A big day but a disappointing result at Vicarage Road. Watford were second best against a solid Cardiff, who in a game of few chances earned a well deserved win to end Watford’s undefeated home record. Mike and Jon were lucky enough to be at the Vic for the first game with fans since February and convened after the game to try and put into words what it was like. They also tackle the game of course, a disappointing one for Hornets fans, while there is...

Duration:00:46:28

Draw at Forest - Mariappa talks and Pedro's story

12/2/2020
We weren't sure how to react to The Hornet draw away at Forest but Jon, Mike and Colin discuss the match and try to find answers to the consistent away record - as in not that impressive and what effect the returning crowd will have at Vicarage Road, on Saturday. And, as we always do these midweek pods, the Athletic's Watford correspondent, Adam Leventhal talks us through his recent work including a conversation with recently departed Adrian Mariappa and we find out a bit more about Joao...

Duration:01:01:53

Wat4ord Punish Preston

11/29/2020
Ahead of supporters returning to the Vic, it was a welcome return to form for Watford, who turned on a scintillating second half display to punish Preston. Jon, Jas and Mike gathered to discuss the game, going through each player’s performance. Ranking them was tough after such a decent performance, but the boys gave it a go. Who got the coveted number one slot? You’ll find out... Ahead of the return of (some) spectators next week, the podcast also features contributions from a range of...

Duration:00:59:03

Doucoure Interview and Bristol City reaction

11/25/2020
It ended honours even at Bristol City, and while it was level pegging at Ashton Gate, there was a difference of opinion when it came to discussing the performance for the podcast... After you’ve heard Mike, Jon and Colin get their post City comments off their chest, there’s a special treat in store, in the shape of the recently departed Abdoulaye Doucouré. The Athletic’s Watford correspondent caught up with the former Hornets midfielder for an in depth chat and you can hear plenty of what...

Duration:01:03:25

Same old problems, it seems

11/22/2020
Win your home games and draw your away games and you'll be promoted, that's what Jas has been telling us for the last ten years. But this away draw at QPR, after a poor second half performance, didn't feel like a promotion pushing side. Jon, Jason and Mike gather to discuss the game, and hear from Vladimir Ivic in the post match press conference. Plus they are joined by Helen Ward to discuss a tough 2020 for Watford Women's team but all the great iniatives that team are heading up. It's all...

Duration:00:50:40

Watford's Parents Evening

11/18/2020
With the return of EFL action on the horizon, From the Rookery End is back with a quarter season report for Vladimir Ivić and his Hornets. Mike talks to EFL expert Ali Maxwell (of the Athletic and Sky Sports) to get a neutral view of Watford’s showing so far, as well as an update on how the rest of the division is shaping up - including a word on Watford’s weekend opponents, QPR. The Athletic’s Watford correspondent Adam Leventhal also swings by, for a look at how Watford have fared so far...

Duration:00:56:48

Marco Cassetti: Cult Hero

11/12/2020
No Watford fixture? No problem, as Cult Heroes and Coaches come under the spotlight in the latest From the Rookery End! Following on from his interview with Adam Leventhal, the Athletic’s Watford correspondent, you can hear from Hornets hero Marco Cassetti, with a fascinating insight into his experiences at Vicarage Road. Things didn’t end in quite such happy circumstances for former Head Coach Nigel Pearson however, and you can hear his take on his time with Watford courtesy of the Ornstein...

Duration:00:53:09

Just Biden their time

11/8/2020
Watford 3-2 Coventry: And breathe! For the second time in a week Watford won at Vicarage Road by the odd goal in five, with the win against a spirited Coventry City giving Jon, Jas and Mike plenty to talk about. Andre Gray’s return to the starting XI comes under the spotlight, as does Watford’s reaction to adversity - which in this instance took the form of a headed goal from 25 yards! Mike catches up with The Athletic’s Stu James who had spent time with former Watford Head Coach Nigel...

Duration:01:04:15

Sema & Sarr Slay Stoke plus Sean Murray

11/4/2020
For the second successive home game there was late, late drama at Vicarage Road, with the Hornets happily coming out on top this time round. Mike, Jon and Jas convened after the breathless conclusion to Watford’s hard fought and (just about!) deserved victory, to talk about another intriguing encounter. There’s also audio from “one of our own” as The Athletic’s Watford correspondent Adam Leventhal caught up with Sean Murray, who reflects on a career that saw him first make his Watford debut...

Duration:00:46:45

Barnsley Breakdown

11/1/2020
It was a far from Happy Halloween for the Hornets as Watford capped off a disappointing week with defeat to Barnsley at Oakwell. The podcast team try to work out what went wrong in a game that saw the visitors fail to register a single shot on target. There is cause to remember a happier visit to the North however, as Mike recounts a tale of mischief from the 90’s - can you help find the kind hearted soul who enabled his unlikely Oakwell Odyssey? Jon also talks to Colin Payne, fanzine legend...

Duration:01:05:36

No walk in the Adams Park

10/28/2020
It was a tough night in Buckinghamshire for Watford who laboured to a draw against previously pointless Wycombe Wanderers, leaving supporters and Head Coach Vladimir Ivić pretty unimpressed. Download the new From the Rookery End to hear what Jon, Mike and Jas made of it, with The Athletic’s Watford correspondent Adam Leventhal also joining from the scene. It was a tough watch, hopefully this will be a more enjoyable listen. It’s another point (just). It’s another From the Rookery End. Come...

Duration:00:38:18