Month: July 2017

29th July 2017- Graham Taylor Tribute Match, Aston Villa 0 Watford 0

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Watford FC Official Site Heurelho Gomes was the Hornets’ hero as the Brazilian’s second-half penalty save ensured Aston Villa and Watford played out a goalless draw at Villa Park.

Watford Observer

RELIVE – Aston Villa v Watford: Hornets and Villains fire blanks in uneventful stalemate

No goals as Watford and Aston Villa pay pre-season tribute to late manager Graham Taylor

PICTURES: Images from the Graham Taylor Tribute Match between Aston Villa and Watford

Watford head coach Marco Silva impressed with players’ commitment in Aston Villa draw

BHappy image As we wait another Villa fan approaches, shakes my hand;  “Nice day for it mate.  He’s up there, smiling down on us”.  Off the pitch, at any rate, and whatever the unfortunate dilution of the tribute by virtue of the necessary shifting of the game to the West Midlands and running a second GT game next week, off the pitch this is a friendly game in every respect.

FranAs soon as the teams emerged from the tunnel, they lined up and there was a minute’s applause for GT with both sets of fans singing “There’s only one Graham Taylor” at the tops of their voices.  It was very moving.

Birmingham Mail website: Aston Villa 0 Watford 0 – Henri Lansbury misses penalty; Jack Grealish injured

Aston Villa website: Villa and Watford played out a goalless draw at Villa Park on the day the two clubs paid tribute to the late, great Graham Taylor.

22nd July 2017- Friendly, SD Eibar 0 Watford 1

It doesn’t show any action but at the end of the video below you do get to see the teams walking out onto the pitch.

Watford FC Official Site Watford completed a successful pre-season training camp in Austria this afternoon, defeating SD Eibar in Kufstein courtesy of an Étienne Capoue goal.

Watford ObserverEtienne Capoue’s late strike was enough to give Watford a 1-0 win over Eibar in Austria this afternoon.

The photos below are taken from the Watford FC Facebook page.

15th July 2017- Friendly, AFC Wimbledon 3 Watford 2

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AFC Wimbledon Website: A late goal from substitute Alfie Egan earned a morale-boosting victory for AFC Wimbledon against Premier League Watford today.

Watford Observer

LIVE BLOG: Relive Watford’s defeat at Wimbledon in Silva’s first game

Dons capitalise on beaten Hornets’ second-half defensive shortcomings

PICTURES: Hornets suffer friendly defeat

Head coach admits Hornets ‘must improve’ but unsurprised by Wimbledon defeat

Those who were late leaving the bar after half time (no names mentioned) returned completely oblivious to the fact that Wimbledon had scored two goals in the first five minutes of the half.  The first came as a cross from Taylor was turned in by McDonald.  The second came after a mistake in midfield allowed Barcham to escape and cross for McDonald to score his second.