Month: July 2015

31st July 2015- Friendly, Watford 0 Sevilla 1

 

Watford FC Official SiteA VITOLO strike condemned Watford to a single-goal defeat at the hands of the reigning Europa League champions Sevilla in tonight’s final pre-season friendly at Vicarage Road.

BHappy imageThe cost of parking at the grammar school has gone up to £8.  Welcome to the Premier League, boys and girls.  Not the only change this… the season’s first rogue vendor is spotted on Vicarage Road selling split Watford / Sevilla scarves (where does his excess stock go, you have to ask yourself) whilst evidence of the ongoing work at the stadium itself is immediately evident, construction vehicles standing guard on the open corner between the Vicarage Road and Elton John stands.

 

11th July 2015- Friendly, AFC Wimbledon 2 Watford 2

Watford FC Official Site WATFORD drew their second pre-season friendly 2-2 with AFC Wimbledon on Saturday afternoon.  Odion Ighalo and Fernando Forestieri scored either side of half-time as the teams shared the Football Manager Cup.

BHappy image Quique Sanchez Flores, for whom a briefer moniker must surely be arrived at pretty damn quickly, looks relaxed and thoroughly Mediterranean in a pale blue shirt.  Actually he looks like a tanned Hugh Laurie, an image that I can’t shake and so will inflict upon you also.  His approach to pre-season friendlies, of which there are an unprecedented-feeling-but-no-I-haven’t-checked eight, this the second, is interesting and doesn’t follow the template that we’re used to.  For one thing, we’ve got competitive opposition four weeks before the start of the campaign;  for another, whilst plenty of players get a run-out this afternoon there’s no mass turnaround at half time as anticipated. 

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