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