The season may have ended but we’ve still got plenty of original stories about your favourite club in our print edition.
We have the thoughts of Watford chief Scott Duxbury on the inevitable summer-long rumours linking Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo with moves away from Vicarage Road. “If a situation arises where the player wants to go, are we going to lose sleep? No, because we’ll always find an alternative who can move the team forward.”
There is a feature on the extreme temperates the players are subjected at the training ground in a bid to reduce muscle fatigue. “It is horrible. I like the sun more than the cold so standing around in minus 135 isn’t my favourite thing in the world,” says Troy Deeney who also talks to us about his summer plans in America.
Luther Blissett follows Nigel Gibbs, Tony Coton, Gavin Mahon and Paul Robinson in answering our questions about life at Watford. He tells us about his time at AC Milan. “It didn’t work out. I just didn’t enjoy the games because they were too defensive. Training and living in Italy was fantastic but come match day I wasn’t enjoying the matches.”
In an exclusive column, Tommy Smith gives us an insight into how the Watford players will be winding down this summer – and how they will keep their phone on incase their agent rings and make sure they don’t let themselves go too much. “Back then players would put bin liners under their kit during pre-season to try and lose weight. There was one player, who I won’t name, who did that for about three weeks. On the hot days he nearly passed out.”
For those who keep an eye on those Watford lads who have careers outside of Vicarage Road, there is a fascinating feature by Tom Bodell on Lewis Kinsella, the former Arsenal academy left-back who has just been released by Aston Villa and who is now helping his uncle out in the plumbing world. “I wouldn’t be able to do your kitchen or your bathroom but I know all the tools and materials. I’ve always worked hard since I was a kid if there is money involved. He gives me some money but I don’t take the mick – I wouldn’t work for free.”
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