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19th August 2023- Championship, Stoke City 1 Watford 0

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BBC: Just 11 months ago, in only his second home game in charge, Alex Neil’s Potters lost 4-0 to the Hornets, Slaven Bilic’s first game as Watford boss. But Watford have since got rid of two more managers – and Stoke showed just much progress they have made under Neil, especially after an 11-man summer refit.

Sky: Twenty minutes passed until either side had a sight at goal with Watford the first to threaten.

Watford Observer: Live Feed

Report: The first half was particularly poor. It wasn’t that Stoke bettered the Hornets during that opening 45 minutes, more that Watford seemed to have forgotten the basics that Valerien Ismael had drilled into them.

Reaction: “Our performance in the first half was not good enough,” admitted Ismael.

Fran’s Watford Blog: The second half had been better than the first, but it had still been a game of little quality.  There were some decent passing moves in the second half, but a reluctance to shoot and some decent defending by the home side meant that chances were at a premium.  The Stoke goal was a rare moment of quality and it was a shame that it came during our best spell of the game when we were finally getting on top.

FTRE: DCW is joined by Mike and WD18’s Charlie Zazzera to reflect on Saturday’s 1-0 loss away at Stoke. We pick the bones out of a largely lacklustre performance and attempt to take the temperature of the new season after a win, a draw and a loss in the first three games. The lack of goals in the last two matches comes into sharp focus as we assess the ongoing search for a new striker and look at the type of player who is likely to fill that particular need.


19th August 2018- Premier League, Burnley 1 Watford 3


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Referee:Paul Tierney  Attendance:18,822

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Watford Observer

RELIVE: Watford score three high-quality goals to beat Burnley

Will Hughes put the finishing touch to a rare away win for Watford, who ended a torrid run on the road by putting away Burnley 3-1 at Turf Moor.

Frustrated Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes Watford’s Will Hughes should have been sent off

Watford: Javi Gracia delighted to get off away mark at Burnley

PICTURES: Watford score three fine goals to beat Burnley

Watford: Javi Gracia keeping his feet on the floor

RATINGS: Troy Deeney gets top mark as Watford beat Burnley

Watford’s Will Hughes targeting more goals after scoring against Burnley

Watford’s Troy Deeney has got the ‘buzz’ back after Burnley goal

BBC SportAndre Gray struck on his return to Burnley as Watford scored an away goal for the first time since January to continue their winning start to the Premier League season.

skyAll the goals came at the start of each half, with Andre Gray netting inside three minutes before James Tarkowski’s header levelled things up three minutes later.

TelegraphWatford took advantage of ­leggy-looking hosts, who alarmingly ran out of steam in what was their sixth competitive game in 25 days at the outset of the campaign, thanks to their ongoing attempts to qualify for the group stages of the Europa League.

guardianGracia paid tribute to his strikers. “When you score three times it makes it easier to manage the game,” he said. “I know it is not easy to get points here, but I can only be pleased at the start we have made.” Gracia had not even seen an away goal since becoming Watford manager but he had to wait only three minutes for his side to nose in front, Andre Gray scoring against his old club after pushing the ball out to Troy Deeney on the right and moving up to meet the return with a sweetly struck right-foot volley.

FranAs I was on a flight to the US last Saturday for work, I missed the Brighton game, so I was really looking forward to my season starting properly.  But, as Watford hadn’t scored away from home since January 2nd and we never get anything at Burnley, my expectations were pretty low prior to kick-off.

FTRE imageAn away win AND goals away from home… 3 of them no less! Things are looking very different this season.

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19th August 2017- Premier League, AFC Bournemouth 0 Watford 2

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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-23-36-22 clips of Jon Marks BBC 3CR commentary  Goals:  1  2

Watford Observer

RELIVE: Richarlison and Capoue strike as Watford beat Bournemouth 2-0 at Vitality Stadium

GALLERY: Enjoy these images from Watford’s opening win of the season at Bournemouth

Watford head coach Marco Silva particularly pleased with second-half display in 2-0 win at Bournemouth

Eddie Howe critical of Bournemouth following home loss to Watford

‘We have to be calm with Richarlison’ says Watford head coach Marco Silva after young Brazilian lights up win over Bournemouth

WATFORD V BOURNEMOUTH RATINGS: Magician Richarlison the pick of the bunch in fine Watford performance on the south coast

Nathaniel Chalobah reveals Harry Arter pretending to be a Watford player led to him missing chance in Bournemouth win

BBC SportBrazilian winger Richarlison was described as “a great talent” by manager Marco Silva after his first Premier League goal helped Watford to victory over Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium.

Hornets showed character & confidence – Silva

skySecond-half goals from Richarlison and Etienne Capoue handed Watford a deserved 2-0 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

guardianThe miracle Eddie Howe has managed to pull off at Bournemouth was brought into stark relief once again with an early home defeat at the hands of a Watford side who look ready to kick on from a disappointing end to last season.

IndependentRicharlison nets first Watford goal as Hornets keep Bournemouth winless

TelegraphWatford followed up their impressive opening-day display against Liverpool with a deserved win at Bournemouth after late goals from Richarlison and Etienne Capoue gave Marco Silva three points that he declared were “really deserved”.

FranFor a few seasons now, the travelling fans at Bournemouth have been uncharacteristically unpleasant and there was an early attempt to enforce that reputation as a bloke along the row from me started screaming at the female lino to get back in the kitchen.  She was the other end of the pitch from us so wouldn’t have heard anyway, but it wound me up.  I’m afraid that my response to this abuse was neither reasoned nor nuanced, but it was to the point

The Hornets Nest Football, there’s nothing quite like it really is there?  My weeks are always spent waiting and counting down until the next game. When someone asks me for the date of important events or vice versa, I only know when that is in relation to the football fixtures.  “When do you go on holiday, mum?”  “16th December, Andrew”
“…Ah, Huddersfield at home, gotcha”

FTRE imageJon is joined by Kelly Somers, Kieran Thievam and Colin Mace as they talk through the away win at the Cherries.  How have the Hornets moved on from the home draw to Liverpool and have the new boys started to make an impact on the squad?  Oh and yes, you can hear that chant and keep it stuck in your head until Bristol City at home.

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19th August 2006- Premier League, Everton 2 Watford 1

BBC SportA shocking penalty decision robbed Premiership newcomers Watford of the chance of a point against Everton.

guardian The Hornets had the last laugh in May with a resounding play-off victory over Palace, but Johnson still pursued them into the Premiership and tormented them here. He will benefit from the excellent Mikel Arteta’s clever passing, the Spaniard duly converting from the spot after Tim Cahill’s cross struck Chris Powell on the forehead and a penalty was awarded for hand-ball. The decision was ludicrous and ultimately cost Watford a point, even if Everton should have eased themselves clear with Arteta and Cahill both striking the woodwork in the first period.

Watford were given belated hope when they scored in the dying minutes. Tamas Triskin crossed for Damien Francis and his shot took a big deflection off Stubbs before rolling into the net past Howard. However Everton held on for victory

BHappy image Priskin came on for his debut in place of an exhausted Henderson. Everton broke inconsequentially, their attacks long since devoid of threat. Until a ball is put in from the right and hits Chris Powell, appeals, penalty. We didn’t have a great view, of course, but did feel hard done by… the ball had been kicked against him from our position. Match of the Day reveals the lunacy of the decision, the ball squarely hitting Powell in the face some distance from his hands; how two officials conspired to screw this up is inconceivable. And incidentally if you don’t know your arse from your elbow, so to speak, then no amount of TV replay, fourth eye, whatever, is going to help. At the time, with less than ten minutes to go this didn’t seem a particularly significant development, the ferocity of our attacks having petered out for all of Priskin’s encouraging tidiness. As Arteta sent Foster the wrong way, the game merely ended eight minutes earlier than scheduled.


19th August 2000-New Division One, Watford 1 Barnsley 0


BBC SportIt was a case of third time lucky for Watford boss Graham Taylor as his side snatched victory three minutes from time when Barnsley looked to be heading for a well-earned point at Vicarage Road.

BSAD image Three BSAD reports

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