New season, new manager, new players… same fanzine. Golden Pages, the independent Watford FC fanzine, is back for our third full season of publishing, and we feel stronger than ever thanks to a host of excellent submissions from our fellow Hornets supporters.
This season, the From the Rookery End team are back writing their regular column for us, and Tim Turner continues to write his Watford XIs, with this issue taking a European, ‘Brexit’ theme.
We welcome the return of Away Day Diaries, with Andy Lewers of the popular Hornets Nest blog telling the tales of his travels following Watford. And we also have the introduction of a new feature, Golden Eye, which is our own take on satirical magazine ‘Private Eye’.
Our Who Are Ya?! feature this issue sees us interview Jacob Culshaw, the man behind Watford’s new YouTube fans’ channel WD18.
What to expect from Marco Silva
Dom Baker takes a closer look into the history of new Watford boss Marco Silva, and tells us what to expect from the Portugese coach.
An Inside look at The 1881 Movement
If you are a Watford fan, you probably already know about The 1881 Movement. But Tom Wicks meets the brains behind the fans’ group which has so drastically improved the atmosphere at Vicarage Road since 2013.
WD18 – Watford’s fan channel
We’ve got blogs, podcasts and (of course) fanzines devoted to Watford FC. And now we have a fans’ YouTube channel too. Creator Jacob Culshaw tells us about the new venture.
Review: Hornet Heaven Series 4
David Anderson reviews series four of the charming and funny audio stories, created by Olly Wicken, about a heaven reserved solely for Watford fans.
So Good They Named Him Once
There’s something exotic, almost magical, about the one-named player. Ross White argues that, until we have a successful one at Vicarage Road, we won’t have made it as a premier league club.
The Spirit of Dunkirk
Dunkirk was the blockbuster film of the summer, and we think Gino Pozzo saw it too. Should Watford perform well this season under Marco Silva, editor David Anderson argues that we should thank Christopher Nolan.
Each season it feels as if we learn a little bit more about how Gino Pozzo and his family want Watford’s future to pan out. But each year it also seems to be a bit more confusing. Daniel Wan does his best to decipher what Pozzo Law is really about.
The Court Jester
Adrian Pearl takes a closer look at what actually went wrong for Walter Mazzarri at Watford.
Priced Out of Existence
Anil Malhotra discusses the value of footballers in today’s transfer market, Christian Kabasele’s prediction of the first billion pound player, and what Graham Taylor might have thought about all of this.
Ignorance Is Bliss
Watford have received their fair amount of stick from national press in recent years. In particular from a certain Martin Samuels. Adrian Pearl has had enough, and argues his case in the Hornets defence.
The Ronny and Ramage Rap
The team behind Watford podcast Ronny and Ramage treat us to their own season preview… in the form of a rap.
Football on TV
With the use of illegal football streams increasing, Paul Baker argues that the time has come to broadcast all Premier League games, even 3pm kick-offs, live on TV in the UK.
The easiest way to guarantee a copy of Golden Pages is to purchase a subscription here. There will also be a limited number of copies available for sale outside the Hornets Shop on Saturday, before the Brighton game.