Sunday, 20 April 2014


We're pleased to announce that the new From the Rookery End podcast is out now!

We had huge levels of interest in the Scott Duxbury special, so thanks to everyone that listened and for all the great feedback we received. One of the key messages that we took away form the interview was how integral the Harefield Academy remains to the club's plans, something that some supporters had questioned after the Pozzo family takeover. This was obviously great to hear, and in this podcast we continue our investigation into the state of the Watford youth setup with an interview with Academy Chief, Chris McGuane.

Chris explains where we're at in terms of EPPP as well as providing an overview of the other aspects of youth football at Watford FC.

Whilst a combination of poor results elsewhere mean that at the time of writing Watford still have an outside chance of the play-offs, the sensible money is on the 2013/14 campaign ending fairly shortly. Not so for Watford Ladies FC however, who as part of the newly formed Women's Super League will be continuing to play throughout the summer.

We recorded a large portion of the podcast at Watford Ladies first ever fixture in the Super League (highlights can be seen below) where we spoke to the manager John Salamon and Women's football expert Kieran Theivam. As well as being a Watford supporter, Kieran hosts the excellent Women's Football Podcast

In addition to our features on the Academy and the Ladies team, there is of course the usual chat about the football we've seen this month, including a debate about the future of Troy Deeney and a search for the reasons behind the alarming number of late goals the Hornets have conceded. We also introduce some new items into our rapidly expanding 'Watford in 100 objects' list.

We hope you enjoy the new podcast, and please do let us know if you have any ideas for topics and features for future episodes. Thanks for your support and Come on You Horns!

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