Prior to kick-off, Don and co. were joined by Troy Deeney who Don quizzed about the pre-season tour. Troy was not playing because of a knock but said he’d done three training sessions that day. As always, he was very willing to chat and pose for photos. One guy asked if he was going to stay. “I’ve just signed a new contract, what more can I do?”
Taken from the programme on 31st July 2010-Friendly, Watford 0 Charlton Athletic 1
Referee Mr P Walton took the recent FIFA edict that there should be no more than six substitutions in a friendly a little far and with both sides wanting to make more changes than were officially allowed he abandoned the game at half time. Replacement officials had to be found before the second half continued as an ‘exhibition match’.