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14th July 2016- Friendly, Stevenage 0 Watford 2


 Etienne Capoue and Jerome Sinclair on target for Hornets

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 Chances came and went, one such resulting in a penalty claim for a handball that Troy in particular seemed utterly convinced by and protested at length to the official in a manner that confirmed that “not quite at full pelt – it’s only a friendly after all”, in Troy’s case, means mere utter commitment rather than demonic possession.

A very entertaining performance on a lovely Summer evening with a couple of goals to savour and a chance to become more familiar with some of the new boys.  The more I see of Doucouré, the more I like him.  He has described himself as a box to box midfielder, which was every apparent in this game and he has a lovely touch.  Sinclair again looked lively and, this time, found the net.  But man of the match was Capoue who put in a typically assured performance topped off with a lovely goal.

14th July 2001- Friendly, Aylesbury United 1 Watford 2

Gianluca Vialli’s first game in charge.

Looking as unlike any previous Watford manager as it’s possible to look within the usual constraints of one head, only four limbs and so on. Striding across the pitch in a smart cream suit, surrounded by the press and photographers who probably exited the ground before the game kicked off, Luca is more Tom Cruise than he is Mike Keen.