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Guardian - Sat Aug 11 5:08 PM
If, as most bookmakers have predicted, this is the season Watford’s stay in the Premier League comes to an end then somebody better inform their players. Judging by the performance they delivered to secure an opening-day victory here there is plenty of desire as well as quality in a side supposed...
Guardian - Wed Aug 8 10:30 PM
The Brazilian forward is relaxed about his £40m fee, eager to work with his former Watford manager again, and targeting a national team call-up As the first signing of the Marco Silva/Marcel Brands era, and the second most expensive in Everton’s history , there is acute pressure on Richarlison to...
Guardian - Thu Aug 2 4:59 PM
• Sean Dyche hoping to seal return of former Burnley striker • Abdoulaye Doucouré signs new five-year contract at Watford West Bromwich Albion have rejected a £16m offer from Burnley for Jay Rodriguez. The bid fell well short of West Brom’s valuation of the striker, who is not agitating for a mov...
Guardian - Tue Jul 24 8:16 PM
• Player was at Vicarage Road last term under Marco Silva • Silva became new Toffees boss at the end of May Richarlison has completed his move to Everton from Watford which is hopes can help his “dreams to become a reality here at one of the biggest clubs in England”. The five-year deal will cost...
Guardian - Thu May 31 3:00 PM
• Portuguese takes over from Sam Allardyce at Goodison Park • Silva was a target for Everton last autumn when at Watford Everton have appointed Marco Silva as their new manager with the 40-year-old’s commitment to “attractive, attacking football” convincing the club he is the right man to replace...
Guardian - Tue May 15 1:33 PM
• Spurs, West Ham and Southampton interested in £20m Mawson • Fabianski on Watford, Newcastle and Crystal Palace radars Swansea City are resigned to losing Alfie Mawson and Lukasz Fabianski and have informed both players, who have expressed a desire to return to the Premier League, they will not...
Guardian - Sun May 13 5:10 PM
Michael Carrick’s 464th and final Manchester United appearance – barring an unlikely run-out in the FA Cup final – featured a vintage moment via a sweet pass that created Marcus Rashford’s first‑half winner. The midfielder had walked out to a guard of honour and on 80 minutes strode off the turf...
Guardian - Fri May 11 3:52 PM
Manchester United’s odd league campaign will have them end in second place whatever the result versus Watford despite José Mourinho’s side rarely exciting or convincing. The visitors arrive safe in 13th and could end as high as 10th should they beat United and, given West Brom’s victory at Old Tr...
Guardian - Thu May 10 9:48 AM
• United play Watford at home in their final game of the season • Former manager out of intensive care after brain haemorrhage Manchester United are considering marking their final Premier League match, at home to Watford on Sunday, with a gesture of support for Sir Alex Ferguson. United confirme...
Guardian - Sat May 5 5:19 PM
Roberto Pereyra and Andre Gray’s goals eased pressure on manager Javi Gracia as Watford ended a seven-match winless run by dispatching Newcastle 2-1. Fit-again captain Troy Deeney missed a penalty, with Magpies keeper Martin Dubravka making a fine double save, while Ayoze Pérez’s impressive finis...
Guardian - Fri May 4 4:22 PM
Watford facing Newcastle is certainly not the most tantalising fixture of the weekend but there is still intrigue regarding the future of the respective managers. Javi Gracia has the potential to guide Watford to their best Premier League finish, as they sit level with their previous record in 13...
Guardian - Mon Apr 30 9:59 PM
If this is the stage of the season when the result is all that matters, then Tottenham will reflect on this victory with a measure of satisfaction. They were rarely at their cohesive best and there were times when their anxious mindset threatened to suffocate their efforts to extinguish the disap...
Guardian - Mon Apr 30 6:33 PM
Spurs facing up to reality check as stadium costs escalate Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Any thoughts? You can email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 2.33pm BST After Watford’s first ever promotion to the top flight under Graham Taylor, they took nine points from their...
Guardian - Sun Apr 29 9:27 AM
Tottenham, devastated by their FA Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester United last week, must bounce back to maintain their advantage over Chelsea chasing in fifth place, who on Monday may be two points behind Spurs, by taking all three against out-out-form Watford. Javi Gracia’s side, winles...
Guardian - Sat Apr 21 6:05 PM
Wilfried Zaha must be wondering what it is about this stadium. The last time he was here, in December 2016, the Crystal Palace forward reacted angrily after being accused of diving by the Watford mascot, Harry the Hornet, after winning a penalty for his side. Nearly 18 months on, Zaha once more f...
Guardian - Sat Apr 14 5:17 PM
Tom Ince was sprung from the bench in the 61st minute with instruction to score the goal that would breathe new life into Huddersfield’s fight for survival. For 30 minutes it did not look like he would succeed but he, like his team-mates this season, did not give up – and in stoppage time he plun...
Guardian - Thu Apr 12 10:08 AM
Today’s tell-all is aiming for the top bin One of last summer’s more interesting Premier League signings, Richarlison arrived at Watford an almost unknown quantity. While most English football fans had never heard of him, those who pretend to watch the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A on a regular b...
Guardian - Sat Apr 7 6:08 PM
Burnley continued their pursuit of European football as two goals in three second-half minutes gave them a 2-1 Premier League win at Watford. The Clarets’ hopes of finishing sixth looked like faltering at Vicarage Road after Roberto Pereyra put the Hornets in front on the hour mark, but quickfire...
Guardian - Sat Mar 31 5:45 PM
Jermain Defoe came off the bench to rescue a stoppage-time point for Bournemouth at Watford. Roberto Pereyra’s strike early in the second half looked as though it would be enough to secure victory for the Hornets but Defoe struck late as Eddie Howe’s side left Hertfordshire with a 2-2 draw. Kiko...
Guardian - Sun Mar 18 10:40 PM
Liverpool coach admits Egyptian’s goals have been a revelation but wants improvement even after the demolition of Watford It was either kidology at its finest or a sign of Jürgen Klopp’s obsession with continual improvement but whatever his motivations, the Liverpool manager says Mohamed Salah st...
Guardian - Sat Mar 17 7:38 PM
This is getting ridiculous. Mohamed Salah scored four goals as Liverpool crushed Watford and the Egyptian must be the only person in the country who does not want this extended winter to ever end. The closer we get to the end of the season, the closer Salah gets to concluding a dreamlike campaign...
Guardian - Sat Mar 17 4:47 PM
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm game at Anfield Champions League quarter-finals: tie-by-tie analysis And feel free to email your thoughts to Scott 4.40pm GMT Liverpool mix it up a bit in the wake of last weekend’s defeat at Manchester United, making four changes to their starting XI. Joe G...
Guardian - Fri Mar 16 2:40 PM
Liverpool will be eager to return to winning ways against Watford and open up a seven-point gap over Chelsea in fifth place. Jürgen Klopp’s side were undone by mistakes at Old Trafford last week and the manager could make changes as he searches for a more sturdy defensive combination that could h...
Guardian - Sun Mar 11 6:09 PM
German international reached his half-century of assists as Arsenal’s best players all contributed to victory over Watford With eight minutes gone in this meeting of upper-to-mid‑table powers there was a significant little wonky detail. Arsenal had just taken the lead on an afternoon when they pa...
Guardian - Sun Mar 11 12:50 PM
Updates from the 1.30pm GMT kick-off at the Emirates Wenger refuses to take ‘cojones’ bait over rematch And you can email Will or tweet @Will_Unwin 12.47pm GMT Finally Wenger is talking of “cojones” he speaks many a language but his metaphorical testicle chat has been limited over the years and f...
Guardian - Sat Mar 10 10:44 PM
Arsenal showed ‘cojones’ in the Europa League win at Milan on Thursday – something the Watford captain, Troy Deeney, accused them of lacking at Vicarage Road in October. Arsène Wenger’s players might want to prove a point to him but, really, the oomph has been knocked from their Premier League se...
Guardian - Fri Mar 9 10:47 PM
• Arsenal manager bats away reference to Troy Deeney comment • ‘We need to win again to build belief, ’ says upbeat Wenger In the modern world of non-stop attention and relentness challenges Arsène Wenger walked away from the San Siro sidelines, allowed a moment to catch some respite from the ten...
Guardian - Sun Mar 4 11:04 PM
• Pardew avoids axe despite suffering fifth straight league defeat • Improved show at Watford behind West Brom decision Alan Pardew has been granted a stay of execution despite a fifth successive league defeat for West Bromwich Albion. A combination of an improved performance at Watford and, cruc...
Guardian - Sat Mar 3 5:21 PM
The chant started among the home supporters and quickly spread to the away end. “You’re getting sacked in the morning!” sang a smattering of West Bromwich Albion supporters and it was clear who they were targeting. Stood on the touchline, Alan Pardew could do little but take the abuse and watch o...
Guardian - Fri Mar 2 2:49 PM
West Bromwich Albion are frozen at the bottom of the table after a run of four successive league defeats and victory at Watford is imperative to avoid their plight deepening further. Gerard Deulofeu’s broken foot provides some hope as the Spaniard had hit the ground running and provided relief fr...