Jose Holebas exclusive

In this week’s print edition of WD Sport we have the first UK interview with Jose Holebas, Watford’s complex left-back.

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In a feature-length article, Holebas says he is a misunderstood character and gives a fascinating insight into what makes him tick. He also explains the Don’t Care tattoo he has on his knuckles, of all places.

“’Don’t Care’ isn’t finished,” he explains. “It’s a little confusing. It’s meant to read ‘Don’t Hate. Care Love.’ But I haven’t finished it because it was so painful. ‘Trust Nobody’ is my motto. I have grown up like that, to trust nobody unless they are your friends or family. It is what we say in our family.”


He also lifts the lid on his strained relationship with Quique Sanchez Flores.

“I was thinking I’d leave in January because I was so mad and so sad,” Holebas said. “In the end we couldn’t agree anything so I knew I had to stay here and work.”

To read the full article, pick up a copy of the 24-page newspaper from most places you’d expect to buy a paper. For subscriptions, email In addition to the big Holebas interview there is much more original Watford FC content.

We reveal the under-21 players who have been released and the club’s change of policy with regards to the age profile of the young players they will recruit.

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There is also news of the scholars who will make the transition to life as a professional next season – plus we talk to Tommy Mooney about that memorable day at Anfield in 1999.

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Malky Mackay is next up, following in the footsteps of Tony Coton, Nigel Gibbs, Gavin Mahon and Neil Cox, in answering our questions about his Watford career.

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And there is another trip down memory lane as we catch up with Matt Spring who is plying his trade down the road at Hemel Hempstead.

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