All posts tagged with: Odion Ighalo

Unsung Hero of the Month: Jose Holebas

The wing-back role can be the most physically demanding in football, but at 32, Watford’s Jose Holebas has performed it admirably. As an attacking left-back, he didn’t quite see eye-to-eye with former manager Quique Sanchez Flores. The Spaniard employed a rigid 4-4-2, which limited the freedom of non-forwards and suited the cautious nature of then-loanee Nathan Ake,… Read more →

Watford Season Preview: Deeney stays

Watford’s controversial decision to sack their manager will now be put to the test. It was a decision criticized by the majority of English football fans, but Hornets supporters who saw their team fall apart in the second half of last season may offer a different perspective. The club have had a quiet pre-season which saw them travel… Read more →

Liverpool v Watford: the need for flexibility

Just as one Europa League-winning manager could lose his job, another manager could become a Europa League winner, after Liverpool’s 3-1 aggregate victory over Villareal. The standard of that competition has previously been criticized, but the semi-final Spaniards have conceded a similar number of league goals to Real Madrid and Barcelona. For Liverpool to put three goals… Read more →

Burnley: the summer ahead

Burnley are up. After a difficult summer that involved rekindling confidence and replacing key men, Sean Dyche has guided the Clarets back to the top flight at the first time of asking. They have not always played entertaining football, yet they retain the grit and discipline required to take points when not at their best, which is… Read more →

Premier League Summer Preview

The 2014-15 Premier League season may be over, but top flight clubs have little time to rest. Promoted clubs AFC Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich must ensure they have a squad that can compete at the top level, Chelsea will strengthen as they look to defend their crowd, and a pivotal summer is in store for both Merseyside clubs. Here is… Read more →