588 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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From The Rookery End - A show about Watford FC FTRE

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    • 4.8 • 250 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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Watford offer fans ownership - Mike on Sky Sports News

    Watford offer fans ownership - Mike on Sky Sports News

    After the club annouced that they were trying to raise £17.5m by allowing fans and investors to buy shares in the club, Mike was invited onto Sky Sports News to share his views on the new proposal.
    Thank you to Sky Sports for allowing us to share this audio.

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    • 5 min
    40th Anniversary Special: Watford at Wembley 1984

    40th Anniversary Special: Watford at Wembley 1984

    This is another special retrospective episode of From the Rookery End. 
    In these podcasts we take an in depth look back at some of the most pivotal moment in Hornets history, having previously covered the 1997 thrashing of our friends up the M1, the breathless Play Off Semi Final victory at St Andrews in 1999 and of course, our tribute to THAT goal by friend of the podcast, Troy Deeney.
    Well, they say you never forget your first time, so on this podcast we are going to make sure, by going back 40 years to the day (if you are listening on release day!) to look at Watford’s first ever appearance in the FA Cup Final.
    Of course, the result didn’t exactly go to plan (we don’t think this is a spoiler!) but it was still a historic day, and one which is looked back upon fondly by generations of the Hornets faithful. In this podcast we try to encapsulate what it was like to be a Watford fan during that famous cup run, culminating in that sunny day at Wembley in May 1984.
    This show ahs been brought to life by a wide range of contrinbutiors, without whom this simply wouldn’t have been possible, so a huge thanks to Olly and Geoff Wicken, Frances Lynn and Adam Cummings - the voice of Vicarage Road’s Radio Hornet during the 70’s and 80’s.
    You’ll also hear from three familiar voices - men who were boys back in 1984 - Matt Rowsson, author Lionel Birnie and our very own Jason Bailey. Thanks to them all for their amazing contributions, which we’re certain you’ll enjoy. It’s 1984, and thi is From the Rookery End.


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Alternative, Alternative Awards: Watford’s 2023/24 Season

    Alternative, Alternative Awards: Watford’s 2023/24 Season

    With the 2023/24 season done and dusted, Jon, Jas, DCW and Mike convened to dish out the season awards…in (very) alternative categories.
    Awards were dished out in the categories from the 1989 Smash Hits Poll Winners Party (kids ask your parents or head for Google). Expect to hear who scooped Best Group, Best Solo Singer, Best Single, Best Pop Video and Most Horrible thing on Earth, amongst a plethora of other pop culture themed categories.
    You know what, it’s proving hard to describe, so it’s best you just listen. Welcome to the Alternative, alternative 2023/24 end of season awards. Welcome to From the Rookery End.
    Come on you ‘Orns.

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    • 53 min
    Finally - Home Win, Cleverley Offical

    Finally - Home Win, Cleverley Offical

    As Watford's home season comes to an end, with a 1-0 home won against Sunderland, the FTRE team had a end of season night out with a curry!
    You'll hear from Jas, Adam D, Colin, Jordi, Kieran and Jon, discuss the last home game as well as the appointment of Thomas William Cleverley and the impact it will have on our club.
    COME ON YOU ORNS

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    • 43 min
    Stalemates & Season Awards

    Stalemates & Season Awards

    Zero goals and still no home win, but there is still plenty to discuss on the latest From the Rookery End.
    Mike, Jon and Jas talk through the stalemate with a largely toothless Tigers, run the rule over the Player of the Season contenders (including a controversial suggestion from Mike) as well as looking at the impact and importance of Junior Hornets events like the one held on Saturday. The visit of Aidy Boothroyd to Vicarage Road also gives the boys an excuse to reminisce about one of the most unexpected and enjoyable season la of recent times.
    In short, there is plenty to go at. Thanks for listening to From the Rookery End. Come on you ‘Orns.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Looking Forward under Clevs

    Looking Forward under Clevs

    After a draw away at Ipswich in the week and almost grabbing a point away at Southampton, Jon, Jason and Adam discuss their reaction to the performances. And. as the end of season is apprapching faster and faster with each passing day, they look ahead to which players are likely to be pulling on a yellow shirt* in the starting XI come the first game of the 2024-2025 season.
    This is From The Rookery End
    *next seasons shirt should be mainly yellow, but we are all aware of the high black content we've had in the last few season. And it could also be an away strip

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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
250 Ratings

250 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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