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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.

    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
    Watford grab a point against Brentford

    Watford grab a point against Brentford

    Another 2,000 fans made it into Vicarage Road, including DCW, Jason and Colin. They witnessed another home draw and another game of two halves - a poor first and a more positive second half. You can also hear from Vladimir Ivic post match and Mike caught up with Adam Leventhal, the Athletic's Watford correspondent, to discuss the recent return of Troy Deeney and the possible return of Glen Murray to Brighton.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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.

GNagesh ,

Come On You ‘Horns

American Hornets supporter here, have been listening to the podcast for years, feels like I know all the hosts. Must-listen for any Watford fan, it’s like being in the stands at Vicarage Road.

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