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: 2019 06 13 The Hornets finished in 11th place last season, though a 6-0 hammering by Manchester City in the FA Cup final is a memory that Javi Gracia will want to move on from

: 2019 07 01 Watford have announced the signing of Craig Dawson, who joins the Premier League side after spending the last nine seasons with West Brom.

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[The Hornets have yet to confirm details of the deal, but did release a brief statement on Twitter] We’re delighted to confirm the signing of England international Danny Welbeck on a free transfer.

: 2019 08 08 Watford have completed the signing of Rennes forward Ismaila Sarr in a deal worth a reported club-record fee of €35 million including add-ons

2019 09 08 Retrieve

[Sacked Watford manager Javi Gracia said he was surprised by the sudden nature of his dismissal at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Gracia was sacked by the Hornets’ owner Gino Pozzo with the team bottom of the Premier League having failed to win any of their first four games of the season] After the unexpected announcement about the termination of my contract after only four matches, I want to express my surprise after completing the best season in Watford’s history. I respect this decision and I’d like to reassure that the excellent relationship I have with Gino Pozzo and Filippo Giraldi, and this is not going to change despite my abrupt exit of the club. I am grateful to this club for allowing me to manage this great club in the Premier League, it has been an incredible experience with very special moments like the FA Cup final I had the privilege to enjoy. I want to thank every single person who works for this club and has made my everyday very easy. My gratefulness and love for this club will be eternal. And finally, I want to thank the fans for supporting me the way they did from Day One, until my last. I will always wish the fans and these players the best

2019 12 06 Retrieve

[Watford appoint former Leicester boss Pearson as head coach] The Hornets are pleased to confirm the appointment of Nigel Pearson as Head Coach on a contract that runs initially until the end of this season.

The 56-year-old will take up his post after the weekend, with Hornets’ Under-23s coach Hayden Mullins remaining in interim charge for Watford’s Premier League home fixture against Crystal Palace tomorrow (Saturday December 7).

Pearson has a wealth of managerial experience. He drove a successful bid for post-promotion Premier League survival with a run of seven victories in nine games at the end of the 2014/15 campaign, having secured his side a top-flight place during the previous season

2020 05 19 Retrieve

[Watford confirm trio of positive coronavirus tests after Premier League announcement] Watford Football Club confirms that three people have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus following testing at the training ground over the past 48 hours. Of those three positive tests, one is a player and two are members of staff. All three have asked that medical confidentiality be respected and, therefore, the club will not be naming those involved. All three will now self-isolate for seven days - in line with the protocols set out in Premier League guidelines - before being tested again at a later date. Strict adherence to the Premier League guidelines has ensured the training ground remains virus-free and a safe environment for the players to continue to work. The club will continue to liaise closely with the affected personnel and there will be no further comment

2020 05 20 Retrieve

[Watford player tests positive for COVID-19] Watford Football Club confirms that three people have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus following testing at the training ground over the past 48 hours. Of those three positive tests, one is a player and two are members of staff. All three have asked that medical confidentiality be respected and, therefore, the club will not be naming those involved

2020 06 27 Retrieve

[Watford investigate after claims Andre Gray breached lockdown rules with gathering] Watford Football Club is aware of social media posts which suggest two players contravened government lockdown protocols. The club will fully investigate the matter and speak to the players concerned. No further comment will be made.

We need to draw on it but it has gone now. It is in the past, it is three points on a day where we weren’t expected to pick any points up. Our focus now has to be on the present. The nature of being in relegation battles is being able to focus on the job in hand and we have to take care of our own performances. That is the benchmark you are aiming for. Not always achievable and teams are coming to terms with playing in a different environment. We have just got to make sure that our game is close to our best. If we do we have always got a chance of winning games, it doesn’t matter who you play against. How I measure our performance is against us, not really against our opponents. If we get our performance somewhere near our best we will always have a chance. We are looking to get as many points as we can. For me it is very much a case of preparing ourselves and having a single-minded approach

2020 07 02 Retrieve

[Andre Gray, Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina left out of Watford squad following alleged lockdown party] Andre Gray, Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina have all been omitted from the Watford squad by Nigel Pearson to ensure the health and safety of all players, staff and officials at today’s game