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6th August 2016- Friendly, Watford 2 Lorient 2

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Watford Observer Follow the action from Watford’s final pre-season friendly

Troy Deeney celebrated the sixth anniversary of his Hornets debut by crashing home a penalty in first-half injury time before a delightful chip from Odion Ighalo rounded off a good breakaway move just short of the hour put the hosts in command. But the two-goal advantage was to be shortlived – Zargo Toure netting a superb free-kick from 25 yards – before the Hornets rearguard was unpicked by a fine move started and finished Romain Philippoteaux.

It had been an enjoyable game, without setting the World alight.  Success had the best game that I had seen from him, probably due to the fact that he was playing upfront rather than in the midfield.  The guys sitting next to me were impressed and commented that he should start, but they were shouted down by a youngster in front who angrily told them that Success should be brought on to change the game.  An interesting perspective, but I agree with the first opinion.  It was also good to see Ighalo score.  He is a player that feeds off confidence, so that lovely goal can’t have done him any harm.  Special mention must also go to Emma Saunders who did a tremendous job with names of the Lorient team and substitutes.

6th August 2011-Championship, Burnley 2 Watford 2


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Taken from 13 Aug 2011 Watford v Derby County programme

Substitute Keith Treacy marked his Burnley debut by scoring a late equaliser to deny Sean Dyche a dream start to his Watford reign. Rookie boss Dyche, 40, saw his side race into a 2-0 lead through Craig Forsyth and Mark Yeates.

Yet the Clarets roused themselves in the final 13 minutes as Charlie Austin pulled a goal back before fellow substitute Treacy – a summer signing from Preston – headed an 84th-minute equaliser. report

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 22.56.39Report:Iwelumo, Dickinson, Forsyth all extra targets at set pieces.  So it was that Martin Taylor was unmarked beyond the far post… let’s just say that again, Martin Taylor.  Unmarked. Honestly….

6th August 2010- Championship, Norwich City 2 Watford 3

BBC Sport Two goals from Watford’s Danny Graham brought Championship new boys Norwich back down to earth at Carrow Road on the opening day of the season. John Eustace gave the Hornets the lead when he fired in low from Don Cowie’s looping ball before Graham then doubled the advantage with a sidefooted finish Norwich hit back through Andrew Crofts’ 18-yard drive but Graham restored the two-goal cushion with a guided effort. Defender Michael Nelson swept in during injury time but Watford held on.

sky Carrow Road was packed to the rafters as the Norwich fans hoped to see their side maintain their momentum from last season’s title triumph but Watford were worthy winners. Not only were they solid at the back, with Adrian Mariappa providing excellent support alongside the experienced Martin Taylor, they also impressed on the ball, with Graham scoring his first goal after linking superbly with young strike partner Marvin Sordell.

TelegraphThe domestic season began at Carrow Road on Friday night, and a sense of déjà vu permeated the Norfolk air. A year ago Norwich started the season with a 7-1 thrashing and lost their manager. While the size of defeat was not as huge, the portents for newly-promoted Norwich were just as worrying.

guardian Watford have modelled their new away strip on the famous red-and-black stripes of Milan, and there were times last night, particularly in the first half, that Norwich were so poor Malky Mackay’s young team were almost made to resemble the Rossoneri in action as well as appearance.

BHappy imageAnd who saw that coming, frankly, because I have to say I didn’t. No, Norwich weren’t perfect; even at nil-nil in what emerged as an open start to a very open first half, City were leaving all sorts of gaps as they attacked… Elliott Ward looked pretty much just as I’d remembered him playing for Coventry. And they were slow to the ball, ponderous. But stuff it, we won 3-2 away from home on the opening day against a team who should have been flying, you take it any way it comes.


6th August 2005- Championship, Watford 1 Preston North End 2

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 Preston got their Championship campaign off to a winning start after coming from behind at Watford.

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 Four match reports including: Like the first discovered alien lifeform, this one is going to be prodded and poked, stared at and x-rayed, questioned and interrogated. Its every molecule will be examined, checked, recorded. By the time that we’ve finished with Watford versus Preston North End, there’ll be nothing left but a small puddle of purple goo.