Pearson’s Performers A Cut Above To Start 2020

Premier LeagueWATFORD 2, WOLVES 1By Omar MooreWatford WatchJanuary 1, 2020 Watford began the New Year with the winning spirit as they defeated their short-term rivals Wolves 2-1 at Vicarage Road to start 2020 where they left off in 2019. New head coach Nigel Pearson called on his Watford charges to bring total commitment, team effort and work ethic before this game, and that’s exactly what … Continue reading Pearson’s Performers A Cut Above To Start 2020

In 30 Watford minutes: Javi out, Quique back in

ReflectionsBy Omar MooreWatford WatchSeptember 7, 2019 “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” Well, five days after I marveled at Javi Gracia‚Äôs Houdini act after no wins in four “on paper” winnable Premier League games this season (and no wins since mid-April) kept him in the hot seat at Vicarage Road, it turned out a week-long calm before the storm … Continue reading In 30 Watford minutes: Javi out, Quique back in

Javi Gracia’s nine Watford lives?

ObservationsBy Omar MooreWatford WatchSeptember 2, 2019 It is scary that half of September will already have passed before Watford return to action. Time travels quickly, whether or not you are having fun. And the quickness of time is doubled for football clubs perched at the bottom of the Premier League table, even in this early stage of the new season. The international break may have … Continue reading Javi Gracia’s nine Watford lives?

Watford fail to finish off Newcastle after getting a very early lead

Premier LeagueNEWCASTLE 1, WATFORD 1By Omar MooreWatford WatchAugust 31, 2019 Watford missed a golden opportunity to get their first win of the new Premier League season after a flying start against Newcastle at St. James’s Park. Will Hughes, outstanding today but oddly substituted by head coach-on-the-hot-seat Javi Gracia, scored after just 78 seconds to put the Hornets in front for the first time in the … Continue reading Watford fail to finish off Newcastle after getting a very early lead

Hornets Hammered by Irons Again at The Vic

Premier LeagueWATFORD 1, WEST HAM 3By Omar MooreWatford WatchAugust 25, 2019 West Ham put Watford to the sword yesterday at Vicarage Road for the second time in three months with a comfortable 3-1 win, a result borne of opportunism from the visitors and a lack of finishing touch from the Hornets. A first-minute penalty for West Ham got Watford off balance but a stellar response … Continue reading Hornets Hammered by Irons Again at The Vic

Better, faster but still at a loss at Everton

Premier LeagueBy Omar MooreWatford WatchAugust 17, 2019 The panic button hasn’t quite been pushed yet but the palms of many at Vicarage Road have gone sweaty after Watford’s second straight defeat as they opened the away portion of the new Premier League season with a 1-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park. The Hornets still haven’t ever won at the Toffees. More worryingly, even at … Continue reading Better, faster but still at a loss at Everton

Watford return to The Vic today to open what will be an exciting 2019-20 Premier League season

Welcome Back!By Omar MooreWatford WatchAugust 10, 2019 In a matter of hours Watford Football Club will kick off a new season of optimism, excitement and expectation at Vicarage Road against the same team they opened last season against at The Vic: Brighton. After the highs and the final low of last term Watford are looking to finish in the top ten and push for the … Continue reading Watford return to The Vic today to open what will be an exciting 2019-20 Premier League season

The FA Cup Final and its painful lasting lesson

The pre-match ceremonies at Wembley Stadium before the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Watford on May 18, 2019. (Photo: Omar Moore) ObservationsBy Omar MooreWatford WatchMay 29, 2019 Earlier this month The FA Cup Final was a colourful spectacle of sky blue and yellow and red in the stands at Wembley Stadium. A glorious spring evening of excitement, anticipation and camaraderie I won’t ever … Continue reading The FA Cup Final and its painful lasting lesson

Advice For Watford At Wembley Tomorrow: Play The Game, Not The Occasion

ObservationsBy Omar MooreWatford WatchApril 6, 2019 About twenty four hours from now we will know which two teams will be playing again at Wembley Stadium next month in the FA Cup Final. Wembley Stadium, even this relatively new Wembley, is a vaunted place with history, pedigree and magical moments. The England men’s national football team has given some stellar performances in it. The Premier League … Continue reading Advice For Watford At Wembley Tomorrow: Play The Game, Not The Occasion

Referee Paul Tierney undoes Watford at the Etihad

Premier LeagueMANCHESTER CITY 3, WATFORD 1By Omar MooreWatford WatchMarch 9, 2019 Watford came undone in ten early second-half minutes thanks to referee Paul Tierney’s controversial overruling of a linesman who had flagged Raheem Sterling’s opener for clear offside a minute after the interval. Watford put on a masterclass clinic of defending in a thoroughly disciplined defensive first-half display at the Etihad, a fortress for City … Continue reading Referee Paul Tierney undoes Watford at the Etihad