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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.

    Pre-season: The kids, the kit and Mike Vince

    Pre-season: The kids, the kit and Mike Vince

    Preseason continues for Watford with a home game against West Brom. Jon and Adam were in attendance and talked about the highlights, we promise just the highlights as aren't going to pick apart a preseason game.
    They take a deeper look into the Trailist and the U23s, who got some game time on the prectine pitch at Vicarage Road, as well as getting the opinions and the story behind the new Watford home kit.
    Plus there's a nostalgic chat with broadcaster and former voice of Watford - Mike Vince. To many Mike was the voice of The Hornet Hotline and the season reviews VHS tapes. You'll hear Mike's many wonderful stories and memories of life at Vicarage Road in the 80s and 90s.
    Three weeks until the big Premier League season kicks off... COME ON YOUR ORNS!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Pre-season Pondering: the squad, the finances, the transfers

    Pre-season Pondering: the squad, the finances, the transfers

    The Euros are done and the minds of Watford fans are firmly focussed and hopeful of the clubs return to the Premier League.
    Jon, Mike and Adam Leventhal, the Athletics Watford FC correspondent, gather to discuss how the squad is shaping up for the coming season, have we strengthened in the right places and what pieces still need moving into place, before the season and before the transfer window closes.
    Along with The Athletics Matt Slater, they talk about the clubs recent financial statement and if it will have implications on how the club operate this season.
    Can you believe this is the 12th season of FTRE?
    COME ON YOU ORNS!
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    IN DEPTH WITH DUXBURY

    IN DEPTH WITH DUXBURY

    This has been a season like no other, but what was it actually like for those charged with delivering success during an unprecedented period in history? This is your chance to find out...
    Mike and Jon were joined by Watford Chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury to talk about a tumultuous few seasons for the Hornets, with a full and frank discussion about what went wrong, what lessons have been learned and what the future looks like for Watford Football Club.
    There are a host of other topics covered, including the future of the Academy, in what is a must-listen interview for anyone with Watford in their heart.
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    • 53 min
    Successful Season Swansong

    Successful Season Swansong

    Watford signed off the 2020/21 campaign with another clean sheet and another home win, beating Play-Off bound Swansea 2-0.
    Mike, Jas and Jon breakdown the final game in this Championship season, and we’re also joined by Adam Leventhal, who talks us through three fascinating Watford pieces that are currently available on The Athletic.

    As it’s the season finale, the boys also run through their top ten moments of what was a record breaking season, so settle in, hit play and relive what has been an amazing season for all involved with Watford FC.

    We did it! This is From the Rookery End. Come on you ‘Orns!
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Player of the season and a blip at Brentford

    Player of the season and a blip at Brentford

    Watford’s first trip to the new Brentford Community Stadium may have ended in defeat, but there’s still plenty to enjoy in this, the latest From the Rookery End podcast.
    Adam Leventhal joined us minutes after the final whistle to talk us through his thoughts on Brentford’s new home and how a Watford side missing a few notable names fared a week after promotion.
    Mike, Jason, Jon and Colin also run the rule over the player of the season contenders, dishing out some serious, and not so serious awards to the triumphant class of 2020/21.
    The end is in sight. The Premier League is fast approaching. This is From the Rookery End
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    What Next for Watford?

    What Next for Watford?

    With two games still to go in the Championship season, Watford have the relative luxury of getting a head start on their plans for life in the Premier League.
    In this, the latest From the Rookery End podcast, Adam Leventhal guides Mike and Jon through what some of those plans may look like.
    Where do the Hornets need to strengthen? What will the market be like? How will Xisco fare in the top flight? These are just a few of the questions discussed in this post promotion podcast.
    Whatever happens, it’s going to be a busy summer once again at WD18. The Premier League planning starts here!
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Thebaldeagle89 ,

I’m literally learning soccer through it

I’m an American who weirdly fell into Watford watching my first epl game last year. We lost twice and moved down. Stuck around and now Jesus. I’m learning so much. I’m excited to be our 30th new manager next year

dave12W ,

Superbly hosted

Great show. Love the team selection games. Great hosting by John. Not a fan of the LGB coverage. Love it when it sticks to the football. Love following you guys from overseas. Well done!!!

Us rut ,

Important listening for any ‘Orns fan

Look forward to to the podcasts after each game - these guys actually provide useful insight, as opposed to the lazy reporting of the so-called pundits. Great for us based overseas especially.

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