Monthly Archives: July 2013

27th July 2013- Friendly, Watford 2 Granada 0

sky Highlights of the pre-season friendly between Watford and Granada.

Watford Observer Goals in each half from Diego Fabbrini and Ikechi Anya see Watford ease to 2-0 pre-season victory over Granada

BHappy image Gah, pre-season’s rubbish, isn’t it?  Half-arsed loafing around, “it’s all about fitness at this stage”.  Everyone gets a run out, result doesn’t mean anything.

A Meeting with our Spanish Cousins

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Taken from the programme on 31st July 2015- Friendly, Watford 0 Sevilla 1

24th July 2013- Friendly, Peterborough United 1 Watford 1

As I travelled up to Peterborough, I couldn’t help remembering our trip there in April.  That was a truly horrendous performance, memorable for being one of very few last season, so I was hoping for a lot more entertainment on this trip.  On previous visits to London Road, I have always stood on the terraces.  So I was rather disappointed that only the seating area was open for away fans, but at least I could see what was going on.  The last match report that I wrote from this venue was mostly guesswork.

20th July 2013- Friendly, Stevenage 0 Watford 2

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Comet report: Stevenage suffered their first pre-season defeat of the summer, going down to Watford.

As the teams came out for the second half, Chris Day took his place in the goal in front of the travelling ‘Orns to a tremendous reception.  This baffled the chap behind us, so we had to explain that he used to play for us.  I was shocked to realize that he left 12 years ago.  Where does the time go? 

7th July 2013- Friendly, Val Venosta XI 0 Watford 5

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During the warm-up, it was obvious that the team would be turning out in their training kit, which I assumed reflected the approach to the game.  They were also wearing what looked like training bras, but turned out to be monitors that track heart rate, movement etc. for analysis of a player’s performance.