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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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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.

    Terriers Tamed, Marvin and the mind of a footballer

    Terriers Tamed, Marvin and the mind of a footballer

    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 Marvin Sordell to ask how he keeps a healthy mind and how he didn't always when on the pitch!

    Come on you ‘Orns!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Hopeful for Huddersfield

    Hopeful for Huddersfield

    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 for The Athletic.
    As Watford enter a crucial period of the season, From the Rookery End will be with you every step of the way. Come on you ‘Orns!
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    • 48 min
    CUP KO: Watford beaten at Old Trafford

    CUP KO: Watford beaten at Old Trafford

    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 defeat. It’s not the end of the world.
    It’s a new From the Rookery End. Come on you ‘Orns!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Swansea slip-up: Watford lose at the Liberty

    Swansea slip-up: Watford lose at the Liberty

    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 podcast. It’s From the Rookery End!
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    • 1 hr
    Joyful & Triumphant: Watford beat Norwich

    Joyful & Triumphant: Watford beat Norwich

    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 Leventhal shares what he’s learned about the Hornets’ new Head Coach during the writing of two fascinating articles on the former Valencia man, while what end of year podcast would be complete without a quiz!

    Do Watford have their mojo back? Only time will tell. But one thing is for certain; this is From the Rookery End!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ivić Out - What next for Watford?

    Ivić Out - What next for Watford?

    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 Athletic’s Adams Leventhal joins the gang to give some detail on exactly what went down in the hours after the defeat at Huddersfield.

    It’s another weekend in the life of a Watford fan. It’s another Head Coach. It’s a brand new From the Rookery End!
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
220 Ratings

220 Ratings

wfc fan ,

Love the podcast

Love the podcast guys!

“Our set pieces are relentlessly awful”! Perfect description!

Brightie!! ,

5 STARS 🌟

Brilliant podcast! A must listen to for all Hornet fans around the world 🌍 🐝

Monkey Tennis Pro ,

Great Watford podcast now the Athletic are involved

But could do without the homemade tiresome adverts. Takes a lot of effort to not turn it off when one hijacks the pod.

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