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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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    • 4.9 • 214 Ratings

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.

    Wat4ord Punish Preston

    Wat4ord Punish Preston

    Ahead of supporters returning to the Vic, it was a welcome return to form for Watford, who turned on a scintillating second half display to punish Preston.

    Jon, Jas and Mike gathered to discuss the game, going through each player’s performance. Ranking them was tough after such a decent performance, but the boys gave it a go. Who got the coveted number one slot? You’ll find out...

    Ahead of the return of (some) spectators next week, the podcast also features contributions from a range of fellow fans, each explaining what they have missed most about match days at the Vic. It’s a lovely listen.

    The Athletic’s Watford correspondent Adam Leventhal also swings by to share his thoughts on the current COVID situation, the returning crowds and to talk about his chat with former Hornets defender Adrian Mariappa.

    Basically, what we’re saying is that there’s plenty of Watford based goodness for your ears! This is From the Rookery End.
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    • 1 hr
    Doucoure Interview and Bristol City reaction

    Doucoure Interview and Bristol City reaction

    It ended honours even at Bristol City, and while it was level pegging at Ashton Gate, there was a difference of opinion when it came to discussing the performance for the podcast...
    After you’ve heard Mike, Jon and Colin get their post City comments off their chest, there’s a special treat in store, in the shape of the recently departed Abdoulaye Doucouré.
    The Athletic’s Watford correspondent caught up with the former Hornets midfielder for an in depth chat and you can hear plenty of what was said during an enlightening interview right here on From the Rookery End. It’s well worth a listen, we promise you.
    It’s Doucs. It’s another draw. It’s From the Rookery End.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Same old problems, it seems

    Same old problems, it seems

    Win your home games and draw your away games and you'll be promoted, that's what Jas has been telling us for the last ten years. But this away draw at QPR, after a poor second half performance, didn't feel like a promotion pushing side. Jon, Jason and Mike gather to discuss the game, and hear from Vladimir Ivic in the post match press conference.
    Plus they are joined by Helen Ward to discuss a tough 2020 for Watford Women's team but all the great iniatives that team are heading up.
    It's all in a wonderful weekend FTRE.
    COME ON YOU ORNS
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    • 50 min
    Watford's Parents Evening

    Watford's Parents Evening

    With the return of EFL action on the horizon, From the Rookery End is back with a quarter season report for Vladimir Ivić and his Hornets.

    Mike talks to EFL expert Ali Maxwell (of the Athletic and Sky Sports) to get a neutral view of Watford’s showing so far, as well as an update on how the rest of the division is shaping up - including a word on Watford’s weekend opponents, QPR.

    The Athletic’s Watford correspondent Adam Leventhal also swings by, for a look at how Watford have fared so far and a look at what might lay ahead during a relentless run of Championship fixtures.

    It’s one last chance to take a breath and take stock before it all kicks off again. It’s From the Rookery End!
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    • 56 min
    Marco Cassetti: Cult Hero

    Marco Cassetti: Cult Hero

    No Watford fixture? No problem, as Cult Heroes and Coaches come under the spotlight in the latest From the Rookery End!
    Following on from his interview with Adam Leventhal, the Athletic’s Watford correspondent, you can hear from Hornets hero Marco Cassetti, with a fascinating insight into his experiences at Vicarage Road.
    Things didn’t end in quite such happy circumstances for former Head Coach Nigel Pearson however, and you can hear his take on his time with Watford courtesy of the Ornstein and Chapman podcast. 
    There may be no on field action, but this podcast is full of fascinating stuff, direct from two of the most intriguing characters in Watford’s recent history. This is From the Rookery End!
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    • 54 min
    Just Biden their time

    Just Biden their time

    Watford 3-2 Coventry:
    And breathe! For the second time in a week Watford won at Vicarage Road by the odd goal in five, with the win against a spirited Coventry City giving Jon, Jas and Mike plenty to talk about.
    Andre Gray’s return to the starting XI comes under the spotlight, as does Watford’s reaction to adversity - which in this instance took the form of a headed goal from 25 yards! 
    Mike catches up with The Athletic’s Stu James who had spent time with former Watford Head Coach Nigel Pearson, while Geoff Wicken also drops in to provide details of the upcoming celebration of Watford’s 100th year at Vicarage Road.
    It was another incident packed game, another win and another full podcast. This is From the Rookery End.
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

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.

NWTKO ,

Very good

The only Watford podcast worth listening too

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