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12th July 2022- Friendly, Watford 0 Bolton Wanderers 2 (at London Colney training Ground)

Played behind closed doors

Official site: Watford showed promise and attacking threat throughout their pre-season friendly with Bolton Wanderers, but were unable to find the target in a 2-0 defeat at London Colney.

Watford goalkeeper Maduka Okoye can see plenty of progress in the squad and is positive about pre-season, but he admitted his side should have been better during the early stages of their 2-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers at London Colney.

Watford Observer: The Hornets shot themselves in the foot in this game, barely being threatened in the first quarter of an hour but then gifting the visitors a goal in the 16th minute. Dan Bachmann took a heavy touch as he controlled a firmly-hit back-pass, the ball landed between him and Christian Kabasele which allowed Keiran Lee to nip into and stroke it into the bottom corner.

One interesting feature of the friendly with Bolton was Watford starting the second half with Hassane Kamara as a right wing-back.

12th July 2014- Friendly, Rubin Kazan 0 Watford 0 (played at Bad Bleiberg, Austria)

Watford held to 0-0 draw by Rubin Kazan in Austria pre-season friendly

The Rubin Kazan team lined up wearing the highest numbers that I have ever seen in a football match.  As the captains met for the pre-match formalities, which included swapping pennants, the referee was heard to ask if there was a spare pennant for him.  Deeney dutifully went back to the Watford staff to relay the refereeā€™s request.

12th July 2005- Jimmy Davis Memorial Match, Redditch United 0 Watford 3

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

As the game closes, Jimmy Davis’ family and friends congregate around a presentation table. The Brummie wearing a Watford shirt who said hello on the way in turns out to be Jimmy’s mate, the guy responsible for arranging this tribute match. Cyrille Regis has showed up too – he always looked as big as a house on the telly, but is much slighter and shorter than he is in my mind’s eye. He awards a grinning Junior the man of the match award, and then steps aside for Danny Webber to present medals and the trophy to his erstwhile teammates.