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2: Ann Swanson

If you became a Watford fan in the 1980s you probably know the name Ann Swanson. She is the first lady of Watford and the lady who made Graham Taylors vision of a family club a reality. A special thanks to Derrick Williams at the Watford FC Trust for putting us in touch with Ann and we hope you enjoy hearing from Ann again.


1: VAR You Sure?

PRESEASON TRAINING 1 Yeah, we know you're worried. VAR and the new rules seem to be getting everyone down about the new season and how even more referees could influence the outcome of Watford games next season. Jon, Mike, Jason Jordi and DCW gathered to help make sense of what is to come with the new football rule book and a couple of people in a room watching a TV.


58: The Cup Final (9.57)

WATFORD 0-6 MANCHESTER CITY A scoreline we've seen before, but not one we wanted to see on only the clubs second trip to the FA Cup Final. This podcast is the story of the day for the FTRE team. You might not listen to it straight away, but these podcasts are our story of life as a Watford fan. And yesterday was a great day to be a Watford fan - minus the result!


57: The day before, with Lloyd and Jay (9.56)

WHITE TEAM 6 - 5 BLACK TEAM Watford sponsor MoPlay offered us the chance to play in a game on the Vicarage Road turf. Also playing were Watford footballer legends Tommy Smith, Tommy Mooney, Micah Hyde, Alec Chamberlain and the boys were able to catch up with Lloyd Doyley and Jay Demerit. COME ON YOU ORNS!


56: Colin and Foster (9.55)

FA CUP WEEK SPECIAL Another FTRE podcast? Well it is cup final week! After sending Colin on a special mission, this is a podcast where he got to sit down with Watford goalkeeping ace - Ben Foster! They discuss his return, watching the rest of the team and their trip to Wembley, his fellow goalkeepers at the club and a message for the fans. 1 SLEEP - COME ON YOU ORNS!!


55: Cup Final Preview (9.54)

3 DAYS TO GO Jon, Mike, Colin and Jason met up outside Vicarage Road on Tuesday night to look back on the clubs cup run, share what getting to the Cup Final means to me and we look ahead to how we are going to beat Manchester City. COME ON YOU ORNS... WE'RE OFF TO WEMBLEY!


54: 2018-19 Top 10 of the Season (9.53)

WATFORD 1-4 WEST HAM Not the result you want, but let's hope it's a bad dress rehearsal before opening night. Jon, Colin, DCW and Mike gather to talk through (but not for long) the West Ham lose, and then look back on this season by counting down the FTRE Top 10 of the Season. COME ON YOU ORNS!


53: Not the finishing article (9.52)

CHELSEA 3-0 WATFORD Colin and Jon gather to discuss a loss against a top 6 side that could have been very different - something that we've said a few times this season. With the return of Deeney and Chalobah to the starting line up, how did the hornets fair and who is showing their stripes ready for the Cup Final?


52: So Long to 7th (9.51)

WATFORD 1-2 WOLVES Or is that 2-1 to Watford in terms of results this season. In an indifferent game of football, Watford didn't show their, what we've come accustomed to, fight till the death. Jon, Jordi and Mike talk through the game and the subs that seemed to cause a step back. They also discuss the impact of Troy's red card, Micheal Parkin-son picks his favourite item in the Hornet Shop plus Colin joins the guys to discuss the player of the season. COME ON YOU ORNS!


51: Strangely Satisfying (9.50)

WATFORD 1-1 SOUTHAMPTON With a Southampton goal after 7 seconds, tonight's game was incredibly frustrating and only saved with about 7 seconds to go. Jon, Jason and Mike met up for a short review of the game but aren't as down as you might think. COME ON YOU ORNS!


50: 3 points in 2nd gear (9.49)

HUDDERSFIELD 1-2 WATFORD They say it's cold up north, but it was a sunny sunny day on Saturday. Jon, Mike, Jason and Kieran headed up to the John Smiths stadium - which doesn't sell John Smiths - for the sort of game you have to win, even if it isn't done in the way you wish. The boys talk about the change in walk on music, plus John Motson, yes the John Motson, sets the boys an in car challenge.


49: TFTV - Northern Ireland (9.48)

TALES FROM THE VICARAGE LIVE At another wonderfully Watford evening, Jon, Mike and Jordi, went back stage at the latest Tales from The Vicarage live event, a Northern Ireland special. They were lucky enough to talk to the four former Watford, and Northern Ireland international, players about their time at Vicarage Road. They include, get ready for this: Pat Jennings, Gerry Armstrong and John McClelland.


48: Histrionics (9.47)

WATFORD 0-1 ARSENAL 80 minutes with only 10 men and Arsenal weren't really Arsenal, not like you expect. Jon, Jason and Mike gather after the game to discuss a game that was annoying yet made you feel proud of the team!


47: Wonderful Wembley (9.46)

WATFORD 3-2 WOLVES There are moments, as a football fan, that you will never forget and moments. And Watford's win over Wolves, in the FA Cup Semi Final, is the sort of game that will live long in the memory. This podcast is our story, from around the world, and our reaction to the win. We also talk to Hanson, you may have seen his story on Twitter, about becoming a Watford fan and his first two games. COME ON YOU ORNS!


46: 4Ward to Wembley (9.45)

WATFORD 4-1 FULHAM That's the result you want before an FA Cup final, but was it the performance? Jon, Jason, DCW and Colin talk through the game that saw Fulham relegated, two substitutions, a goal to make you go WOOAHHH and a performance from Andre Gray that is going to give Javi some big headaches - good headaches. And of course we preview the Semi Final against Wolverhampton Wanderers and talk to Sports Broadcaster, and Wolves fan, Jacqui Oatley.


45: The Best Team Lost (9.44)

MANCHESTER UNITED 2-1 WATFORD Another of our away day podcasts, this time Colin is off to Old Trafford. On his trip he talks to other fans about how football has developed relationships with their family and, to celebrate the latest edition of Hornet Heaven, if it's okay for grown men to wear replica shirts or even have a players name on the back! Plus Jon catches up with Olly Wicken to discuss the latest volume of The Watford Treasury.


44: Medley of Midfield Maestros (9.43)

TALES FROM THE VICARGE LIVE Thanks for Adam Leventhal for giving us backstage access to the recent Tales from The Vicarage event. We got to talk to the Nigel Callaghan, Andy Hessenthaler, Micah Hyde and John Eustace.


43: Gray Area (9.42)

WATFORD 2-1 PALACE Oh yes, Watford are in the Semi Final of the FA Cup AGAIN! And with two great performances from the supporters and the team it was quite clear why the Hornets will be travelling under the Wembley Arch again. Jon, Mike, Jason and Kieran gathered to discuss the prematch display, the post match reaction to Gomes and a performance deserving of a win. COME ON YOU ORNS!!


42: Roll with It (9.41)

MANCHESTER CITY 3-1 WATFORD Jon, Mike and Colin gather on Sunday, so had some time to cool off, and discuss 7 changes, a good first half, a discussion that changed the game significantly but a final half an hour which we can be very happy with. And of course there is the up coming FA Cup quarter final against Crystal Palace!


41: I'm going to eat your daughter (9.40)

WATFORD 2-1 LEICESTER How do you react to losing 5-0 away from home, you put in a performance like that. Jon, Mike, Jason and Colin, talk through the win and which Hornets shone on a wet Sunday lunchtime. They also look ahead, not to next week, ahead to the future now we are guaranteed another year in the Premier League. What will the squad develop and are we set for the future off the pitch.