Slaven Bilic made two changes from the team that beat Blackpool last weekend and reverted to a back four. It was a good spell for the Millers though, and they were to make it count in the 20th minute. But Watford were to get back on terms in the 53rd minute with a memorable moment for their young Portuguese right-back. Lee Peltier was saw yellow for time wasting as the Hornets were made to settle for a point. Watford: Bachmann; Ferreira, Sierralta, Cathcart, Morris (Kamara 46); Gaspar, Choudhury; Sarr, Kone (Asprilla 64), Martins (Adu-Poku 79); Bayo (Adeyemo 73).
Just Stop Oil campaigners climbed onto motorway gantries causing traffic chaos between Watford and St Albans. Follow live updates on the M25 protest HEREPolice say five people were arrested but specialist officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s ‘protest removal team’ had to be called in to help. (2/2) — Herts Police 🔥🎆 (@HertsPolice) November 7, 2022The force added at 10.30am: "The junction 22 M25 road closure has now been lifted. Other junctions on the M25, including in Surrey, were also targeted by Just Stop Oil protesters this morning. 🚨 BREAKING: M25 BLOCKED 🚨🚧 Supporters of Just Stop Oil have climbed onto overhead gantries on the M25 at multiple locations, halting traffic.2 months ago Watford Observer
Defender William Troost-Ekong was one of the club’s senior players who gathered the squad after dinner in their hotel last night to talk about the importance of today’s game with Luton. “We had a player meeting yesterday, and that was the key message to all the players,” he said. READ MORERelive the joy of Watford 4 Luton 0“We had to stand up to the challenge. This was a huge game“I said ‘Look guys, people have talked about us as a team that can be bullied but I don’t believe that’. “I was sending him off with a wave, yeah, and telling him I hope he has a nice journey home!3 months ago Watford Observer
Joao Pedro underlined his stature as one of the best players outside of the Premier League by scoring both goals as Watford comfortably beat Reading 2-0 in their final game at Vicarage Road before the World Cup break. The Brazilian gave the Hornets the lead with a 15th-minute penalty after being hauled down around the neck by Ovie Ejaria. However, it didn’t take Reading long to even up the card count as Ejaria was booked for taking out Pedro near halfway. Watford: Bachmann; Gosling, Troost-Ekong, Kabasele, Sema; Choudhury, Kayembe; Asprilla (Kalu 65), Pedro (Dele-Bashiru 90), Sarr (Gaspar 90); Davis (Bayo 90). Reading: Lumley (Bouzanis 32); Yiadom, Mbengue, Holmes; Rahman; Hutchinson (Loum 62); Ince, Hendrick, Fornah, Ejaria (Meite 80); Joao (Carroll 80).2 months ago Watford Observer
Congratulations to Watford and an apology to our fans as I didn’t want them to go through that today. But today we’ve been poor. “We’ve had really good chances, Elijah’s chance, Gabriel Osho is right at the back stick and puts it over from point-blank range. That’s the only way.”The Luton fans didn’t turn on their team, despite the fact it was a derby and the scoreline. “Watford fans haven’t had that many great days in a year and a half or whatever it is.3 months ago Watford Observer
The unforgettable 4-0 win over Luton at Vicarage Road on Sunday will no doubt have inspired Watford fans to do all sorts to celebrate. However, the derby day delight inspired one young Cairo-based Watford fan to write a match report that his Dad shared on Twitter. His Dad, Jason, is a teacher based in Egypt but originally from Hemel Hempstead, and he started taking Luca to watch Watford from the age of two. Watford 4-0. It’s a match report that probably sums up how every fan felt, and a fine piece of work from an eight-year-old.3 months ago Watford Observer
The Government is looking at the case to rebuild Watford General Hospital amid fears “disarray” is stalling the project. He recently wrote to then Prime Minister Liz Truss seeking reassurance about funding for the rebuild. “Across the party, we are united in wanting that long-overdue investment into Watford General. Read more: Watford General Hospital redevelopment approved by trust boardThe trust's plans are backed by Watford Borough Council, Three Rivers District Council, and Watford and St Albans MPs Dean Russell and Daisy Cooper respectively. “We are still waiting to hear about money for vital enabling works and for the rebuild at Watford.3 months ago Watford Observer
And here I was, sitting having a bit of lunch with the great man after he was appointed Watford manager and only a few weeks after I had bid farewell to the master himself, Graham Taylor. He had a real appetite for understanding the game, and even my humble views were of interest to him. The local newspaper got word, and I had to phone him to check it was true. He loved fine wines, and was never far away from a glass of red in his office after a home game. I recall seeing him join in with training a couple of times, and even post-retirement he still had the touch of a genius.22 days ago Watford Observer