Slaven Bilic’s final game as Head Coach.
Sky Sports: The contest had all the excitement of a pre-season friendly for much of the afternoon, with Preston keeper Freddie Woodman producing the only two saves of note during 90 forgettable minutes.
BHappy: After the break as the half time introductions of Davis and Asprilla offer us at least the suggestion of potency, the visitors resort to base thuggery. Bambo Diaby is a centre back in the Dan Shittu mould… outstanding at anything asking questions of his physical attributes, he does as good a job of standing up to Keinan Davis as anyone has this season. Anything that requires defensive nous or, you know, a football however and he’s less effective – he gives the ball away clumsily in midfield on two occasions as the chinks in North End’s considerable armour begin to show, and manages to avoid censure for sacking Ryan Porteous at a corner.
Fran’s Watford blog: I was in Watford bright and early on Saturday to attend the Match of the Century at the West Herts, which was celebrating 100 years at Vicarage Road for the Hornets and 100 years of local sport at the West Herts. The two teams were the West Herts football team and a team made up of Watford fans who had bid to be part of the Watford Centurion team. West Herts wore the yellow, red and green shirts that the club wore in 1901. The Centurions wore the current third kit that was worn by the club when Vicarage Road opened. It was a competitive game that West Herts won 3-0, despite a decent performance from Matthew Archer in the Centurions’ goal and a lively cameo from young Alastair Grass. The defeat for the Centurions was hardly surprising, given that they had only met that morning, but it could not be blamed on Tommy Mooney, their manager, who was taking his role very seriously so could not be approached to sign copies of the Watford Treasury until after the game.