491 episodes

Established in 2010, From The Rookery End is the original Watford FC supporters podcast.

Join lifelong supporters Mike, Jon and Jason, as they share their thoughts on anything and everything involving Watford FC. They'll be with you through the heartbreak and hope, the triumph and the trauma.

This is life as a Watford fan. This is From The Rookery End.

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    • 4.8 • 244 Ratings

Established in 2010, From The Rookery End is the original Watford FC supporters podcast.

Join lifelong supporters Mike, Jon and Jason, as they share their thoughts on anything and everything involving Watford FC. They'll be with you through the heartbreak and hope, the triumph and the trauma.

This is life as a Watford fan. This is From The Rookery End.

    SUPER DAN - Watford 1 - Burnley 0

    SUPER DAN - Watford 1 - Burnley 0

    Watford continued their decent start to the season with a hard earned win over Vincent Kompany’s Burnley; thanks in large part to another terrific performance from Austrian stopper Dan Bachmann.
    Mike, Jon, Jas and DCW convened in the balmy Friday night heat to discuss another absorbing night at the Vic, which saw Captain Tom score on his birthday, fan favourite Kamara see red, Yasser Asprilla make an eye-catching debut and most importantly, Watford claim the three points against a fellow promotion hopeful.
    It’s good to be back to winning ways. Come on you ‘Orns.
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    • 47 min
    We Weren’t Beaten Away (WBA 1-1 Watford)

    We Weren’t Beaten Away (WBA 1-1 Watford)

    Watford remain unbeaten after their first away game in this Championship campaign, but how?! Well, Jon, Mike and his brother Andy gathered at the final whistle to try and work out exactly that.
    It was a tough watch but a welcome point; sensational then slack from Sarr, interspersed with some brilliance from Bachmann and defiant defending, all combining to mean the Hornets escaped the Hawthorns with what has to be deemed a lucky point.
    As well as the West Brom debrief, Jon spoke to the incredible Ann Swanson at the recent Junior Hornets fun day, and another bona fide legend in the shape of Sir Nigel Gibbs, who was in attendance at the launch of the Vicarage Road centenary exhibition at Watford Museum.
    Two legends, a legendary goal and a point on the road. What’s not to love? This is From the Rookery End. Come on you ‘Orns.
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    • 42 min
    Up and Running - Watford 1-0 Sheff United

    Up and Running - Watford 1-0 Sheff United

    After the first home win since November 2021, Jon, Mike and DCW gather to discuss the Hornets 1-0 win against the United team of Sheffield.

    The performance of our 'current' front three

    Where Rob might still have work to do

    Luther's response to being awarded Honoury Life President


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    • 30 min
    The Final Countdown

    The Final Countdown

    With less than a week to go before the start of the 2022/23 season, Jon, Mike and Jordi gathered to discuss the state of play of Watford ahead of the big kick off. 
    Jordi gives us an eyewitness account of the hornets final preseason game, Mike has lots to says about Gino Pozzo's transfer dealings and Jon asks are we dreaming of or demanding promotion for Watford FC? Plus we discuss the captaincy, the new kits and shrewd Pozzo business.
    Season 13 of FTRE and season 100 at Vicarage Road is only days away. Here we go again…
    COME ON YOU ORNS
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    • 56 min
    FTRE Draft - Pozzo Era Debutants

    FTRE Draft - Pozzo Era Debutants

    With a few weeks still to go until the all new Watford season kicks off, we thought it was time for another of our draft podcasts.
    Under the watchful eyes of Jon, Mike, Jason, Jordi and DCW compete under draft conditions to competitivly pick the best XI of players who made their debut for the mighty hornets during the first 10 years of the Pozzo Era. So Foster, Deeney, Cathacart and Cleverly are out but the huge eccletic list of players the Pozzo network have hunted down.
    There are some great players, who gave fans some memerable moments, and there are also some terrible ones, who you might have blocked from your memory..

    You can look at the list here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QoapVcQRhP_NDV8uWIWVNMMi5DbNVL_iq16wyKfnRQI/edit?usp=sharing
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Troy's take

    Troy's take

    After speaking to former Watford skipper Troy Deeney about his TV documentary earlier in the summer, we caught up with him again, with the focus firmly on football.
    In a typically open and honest chat, we discussed:

    What went wrong at Watford last year
    Troy’s thoughts on Rob Edwards
    Being reunited with John Eustace
    What will happen when he scores against Watford, and much much more.
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

Nevikp ,

It’s an age thing!

You lads seem to know how I feel about the way things are going at the Vic with every show! I stood on the terrace watching in the 70’s as a 10 year old, and now listen from my home in Cornwall watching though your eyes, knowing every week you will be fair and to the point! Keep up the great work!

SomeGuy! ,

Still Fresh

After about a decade of listening to the guys I’m finally leaving a review. The reason it’s stayed fresh is because they often disagree, and not in a contrived way, and usually keep things in perspective—something appreciated by a fan whose first match was when we were in the third tier.
My one piece of constructive criticism would be to please put less emphasis on what people are tweeting; Adam has otherwise been a fantastic addition to the pod.
Here’s to another decade.

james.ineson ,

Love it

Love the podcast! Every Watford fan needs to subscribe..

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