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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.”

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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 jane@wdsport.co.uk. 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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