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Watford celebrate promotion back to the Premier League.

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Watford will be playing their eighth Premier League season after finishing second in the Championship last season which was enough to earn promotion back to the top flight of English football.

Watford’s nickname is ‘The Hornets’, the nickname was chosen by the club’s supporters because they play in yellow and black. A hornet is a type of large wasp. There used to be a hornet on the club badge but it was replaced by a hart, which is an old-fashioned word for ‘stag’, which is a male deer. The hart is used because Watford is in Hertfordshire, a region of England that traditionally had many deer.

Ismaila Sarr and Nathaniel Chalobah are two of Watford's star players.

Watford play their home matches at Vicarage Road, which has a capacity of 21,577 and have played there since 1920. Two of the stadium’s stands are named after two of Watford’s most famous sons. The Graham Taylor Stand is named after the former England manager, who helped Watford to second place in the top division and the FA Cup Final in the 1980s. The Elton John Stand is named after the singer, who used to own the club. Both Graham Taylor and Elton John have been given the title of honorary life president at Watford FC. 

Elton John is a massive Watford fan.

Watford have never won a major trophy in English football. The closest they came was in 1982-83 when they finished second in the first division when Liverpool won the title. They also got to the 1983-84 FA Cup Final but lost 2-0 to Everton so it was a big dissappintment to lose the FA Cup final to Manchester City in 2018/19. Watford also played in Europe for the first and only ever time when they played in the 1983/84 UEFA Cup.

Watford's manager is Xisco Munoz who is from Spain and is a former player having played for Valencia, Real Betis and Levante as well as spending four years in Georgia with Dinamo Tbilisi. He took charge of Watford in December 2020.

Watford is about 30 kilometres north-west of London. If you decide to visit Vicarage Road (Watford’s stadium) to see a match getting to the ground is very easy. The quickest way is by train and the station you need is called Watford High Street. The stadium is just a 10-minute walk from the station. You can also get the underground to Watford from London but the overground train is much faster.

Xisco Munoz is Watford's manager.

Prediction 2020/21: 20th

Key player: Ismaila Sarr

Did you know....?

Watford weren't originally called Watford FC, they were originally called Watford Rovers! 

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marynchukdenys1984's picture
marynchukdenys1984
31/07/2021
UA
269
points

The Hornets are the underdog but very strong and play against them will not be easy for all teams in the fight for the trophy.


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marynchukdenys1984
31/07/2021 13:25
Ukraine
Liverpool
269

The Hornets are the underdog but very strong and play against them will not be easy for all teams in the fight for the trophy.

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mobeckham
30/07/2021
TR
6351
points

Happy for Liubomyr that his team is back in the Top Flight :)
Hopefully Watford make you proud this season :)


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mobeckham
30/07/2021 14:54
Turkey
Manchester United
6351

Happy for Liubomyr that his team is back in the Top Flight :)
Hopefully Watford make you proud this season :)

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Gabriel Amaral
07/04/2021
BR
1512
points

What I just know about The Hornets is that they had some brazilian players like Gomes, Richarlison and João Pedro (who is there by the moment). Recently the club has been an entrance for brazilian young players that wishes to play in the Premier League.


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Gabriel Amaral
07/04/2021 15:51
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

What I just know about The Hornets is that they had some brazilian players like Gomes, Richarlison and João Pedro (who is there by the moment). Recently the club has been an entrance for brazilian young players that wishes to play in the Premier League.

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mobeckham
15/06/2020
TR
6351
points

Watford is an underdog team which play with a lot of passion and they are the only team to beat Liverpool in the Premier League this season.
My favourite Watford player is Gerard Deulofeu because he is a fast and a versatile player but the only problem he has is that he is inconsistent.
I hope Watford won't relegate this season because they are a decent team to watch.


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mobeckham
15/06/2020 12:50
Turkey
Manchester United
6351

Watford is an underdog team which play with a lot of passion and they are the only team to beat Liverpool in the Premier League this season.
My favourite Watford player is Gerard Deulofeu because he is a fast and a versatile player but the only problem he has is that he is inconsistent.
I hope Watford won't relegate this season because they are a decent team to watch.

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Hector Pinzon
01/05/2020
CO
495
points

Colombian Right back Camilo Zuñiga played for this club.


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Hector Pinzon
01/05/2020 23:09
Colombia
Manchester United
495

Colombian Right back Camilo Zuñiga played for this club.

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jjosebadillo
02/12/2019
MX
434
points

great team


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jjosebadillo
02/12/2019 01:04
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
434

great team

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catcat
16/11/2019
TR
18
points

great team


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catcat
16/11/2019 22:32
Turkey
Everton
18

great team

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Sargis from Artsakh
10/04/2019
AM
244
points

For my opinion Watford have opportunity to win a final in FA Cup against Man.City, if can to play with so fantastic caracter and lucky.


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Sargis from Artsakh
10/04/2019 05:35
Armenia
Arsenal
244

For my opinion Watford have opportunity to win a final in FA Cup against Man.City, if can to play with so fantastic caracter and lucky.

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wsanta
08/03/2019
AR
5010
points

Roberto Pereyra was a River Plate's player. He plays very well.


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wsanta
08/03/2019 11:27
Argentina
Leeds United
5010

Roberto Pereyra was a River Plate's player. He plays very well.

kirito2001
27/09/2017
VN
180
points

I'm the fan of the Red Devil but I know The Hornets is strong too. I think next season their rank will higher than last season.


kirito2001
27/09/2017 14:40
Vietnam
Manchester United
180

I'm the fan of the Red Devil but I know The Hornets is strong too. I think next season their rank will higher than last season.

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haydi
01/05/2017
TN
3189
points

Watford's owner is a "clubs collector". Just a curious question: Do a club owner get benefits from the club, or it's him who must pay for the club? Here, in my country, they always complain about fees and problem of investment.


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haydi
01/05/2017 00:29
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Watford's owner is a "clubs collector". Just a curious question: Do a club owner get benefits from the club, or it's him who must pay for the club? Here, in my country, they always complain about fees and problem of investment.

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Mehmed92
29/01/2017
BA
113
points

Watford -----> The Hornets


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Mehmed92
29/01/2017 07:34
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
113

Watford -----> The Hornets

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Mehmed92
29/01/2017
BA
113
points

Watford popular name:
"The Hornets".


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Mehmed92
29/01/2017 07:31
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
113

Watford popular name:
"The Hornets".

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Caco
28/01/2017
MK
140
points

:)


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Caco
28/01/2017 15:15
Macedonia
Arsenal
140

:)

juanjava
21/11/2016
CO
44
points

This season The hornets have one of my favorite Colombian players Camilo zuñiga, for that reason i haven been following this team.


juanjava
21/11/2016 22:58
Colombia
Tottenham Hotspur
44

This season The hornets have one of my favorite Colombian players Camilo zuñiga, for that reason i haven been following this team.

joto
15/06/2016
AT
271
points

I like Prödl best


joto
15/06/2016 09:50
Austria
Stoke City
271

I like Prödl best

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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016
GH
4754
points

I think Watford fans have something to cheer about given that they didn't get relegated


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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016 00:40
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

I think Watford fans have something to cheer about given that they didn't get relegated

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
05/06/2016
GH
4754
points

They did well to have finished in the middle of the table


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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016 00:34
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

They did well to have finished in the middle of the table

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
05/06/2016
GH
4754
points

I gha Ighalo he is my favourite player


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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016 00:32
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

I gha Ighalo he is my favourite player

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
05/06/2016
GH
4754
points

I love this team because they display a great magnitude of resilience in games


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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016 00:31
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

I love this team because they display a great magnitude of resilience in games

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RafaelRC
21/04/2016
BR
663
points

The goalkeeper Gomes was player of my team (Cruzeiro), He was bazilian's champion at 2003. He is a excelent goalkeeper.


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RafaelRC
21/04/2016 04:54
Brazil
Wolverhampton Wanderers
663

The goalkeeper Gomes was player of my team (Cruzeiro), He was bazilian's champion at 2003. He is a excelent goalkeeper.

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assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3705
points

They are playing in an attacking style.


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:29
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

They are playing in an attacking style.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think they will finish in the mid of the table this season,they have the only chance to win the F.A Cup.


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:28
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think they will finish in the mid of the table this season,they have the only chance to win the F.A Cup.

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

After beating Gunners in FA Cup quarterfinals, Watford have good chances to get silverware this season.


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:30
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

After beating Gunners in FA Cup quarterfinals, Watford have good chances to get silverware this season.

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HakanUslu1881
08/03/2016
TR
1761
points

No,I am not.


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HakanUslu1881
08/03/2016 03:41
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

No,I am not.

joto
02/03/2016
AT
271
points

good team


joto
02/03/2016 16:15
Austria
Stoke City
271

good team

Tigrann
31/01/2016
AM
328
points

For a newcomer Watford looks pretty solid, and i hope that for the next seasons it will have more Eanglish players


Tigrann
31/01/2016 19:45
Armenia
Southampton
328

For a newcomer Watford looks pretty solid, and i hope that for the next seasons it will have more Eanglish players

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aragorn1986
25/01/2016
ME
3557
points

Yes, Ighalo proved himself as an extraordinary player. Watford is doing a great job!


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aragorn1986
25/01/2016 16:44
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Yes, Ighalo proved himself as an extraordinary player. Watford is doing a great job!

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assemjuve
19/01/2016
PS
3705
points

Watford has alot of excellent players.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
19/01/2016 17:11
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Watford has alot of excellent players.

nikosonris
28/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Odion Ighalo is my new hero. i can't help admiring his confidence, commitment and goal-scoring power.


nikosonris
28/12/2015 09:38
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Odion Ighalo is my new hero. i can't help admiring his confidence, commitment and goal-scoring power.

nikosonris
21/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Now everyone is calling Watford 'fearless' after their brilliant performance against the Reds.


nikosonris
21/12/2015 16:34
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Now everyone is calling Watford 'fearless' after their brilliant performance against the Reds.

nikosonris
16/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Huge fixture this weekend: currently in-form Watford vs Liverpool having its ups and downs)


nikosonris
16/12/2015 15:03
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Huge fixture this weekend: currently in-form Watford vs Liverpool having its ups and downs)

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aragorn1986
08/12/2015
ME
3557
points

Deeney is very good player. Honestly, I didn't expect to see Watford in the first part of the table. I thought they were going to struggle to survive.


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aragorn1986
08/12/2015 20:52
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Deeney is very good player. Honestly, I didn't expect to see Watford in the first part of the table. I thought they were going to struggle to survive.

AleksandarR
02/12/2015
ME
518
points

well, this was the hardest quiz so far :)


AleksandarR
02/12/2015 21:33
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

well, this was the hardest quiz so far :)

nikosonris
13/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Deeney & Ighalo are an excellent combination upfront for the Hornets.


nikosonris
13/11/2015 13:22
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Deeney & Ighalo are an excellent combination upfront for the Hornets.

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aragorn1986
23/10/2015
ME
3557
points

It is nice to see Watford in the Premier league again, only I don't understand why they changed the last manager. He helped them to get promotion. But if they think that Flores is the right person for a manager then it's it. Good luck however.


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aragorn1986
23/10/2015 17:38
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It is nice to see Watford in the Premier league again, only I don't understand why they changed the last manager. He helped them to get promotion. But if they think that Flores is the right person for a manager then it's it. Good luck however.

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almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1315
points

I like the English Teams, but, I don't anybory athlete.


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almirpereira
20/10/2015 23:59
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

I like the English Teams, but, I don't anybory athlete.

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almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1315
points

I'm "D" +, WOW!!!!


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almirpereira
20/10/2015 23:56
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

I'm "D" +, WOW!!!!

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Salloum
02/10/2015
SY
1308
points

I don't Know this team because its almost time isn't in the Premier League


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Salloum
02/10/2015 21:24
Syria
Manchester United
1308

I don't Know this team because its almost time isn't in the Premier League

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RankNameScore
1mobeckham6351
2wsanta5010
3Alex_from_Ukraine4919
4kwesimanifest4754
5Liubomyr4384
6elghoul3988
7assemjuve3705
8aragorn19863557
9Gergő Nagy3396
10haydi3189
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1Colombia72217
2Ukraine32583
3Serbia27078
4Spain24000
5Brazil21287
6Albania20577
7Macedonia19063
8Vietnam16804
9Bosnia and Herzegovina16268
10Turkey16084
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1Manchester United129627
2Liverpool96389
3Chelsea81405
4Arsenal76980
5Manchester City48281
6Tottenham Hotspur14052
7Leicester City12416
8Newcastle United10088
9Leeds United5921
10West Ham United5303

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