Pre-season 2019

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by hornetboy1, May 23, 2019.

  1. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Here's one for your diary.

    Watford will be playing QPR at Loftus Road on 27th July ko 3pm.
  2. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Just need a game against someone like Stevenage/Woking/Crawley and a mid-table La Liga team to complete the set of boring and uninspiring friendlies now.
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  3. nascot

    nascot First Team

    So far I’ve seen the following listed on various sites or Twitter accounts

    Saturday 13th July - Hampton & Richmond Borough v Watford XI

    Wednesday 24th July - St Albans City v Watford XI

    Saturday 27th July - QPR v Watford

    Tuesday 30th July - Wingate & Finchley v Watford U23
  4. Hope someone informs these little clubs that it won’t be a first 11, so don’t pay for extra burger vans and scaffold stands like last summer.

    I can see QPR getting carried away and you know it will end in tears.
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  5. nascot

    nascot First Team

    Wouldn’t want QPR thinking we’ll take them seriously.
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  6. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Big time matches for a big time team. Who needs Far Eastern tours to raise our profile when we can do exactly the same against Hampton and Whatever Borough Town.
  7. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I'm keeping an eye out for the marquee home friendly against a no doubt mediocre foreign opponent. Going to take daughter 1 to her first game so hoping it's someone vaguely interesting. Been a while since I bothered with the summer friendlies.
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  8. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    Why don't we play Borehamwood any more? That was always extremely convenient for me!
  9. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Out of interest, what would be an interesting and inspiring friendly for you?
  10. reids

    reids Squad Player

    One of the top 4 teams in Spain, Italy or Germany would be fantastic. Or a Lyon/PSG/Marseille from France. Just something to get excited about rather than the usual bog standard stuff.
  11. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

  12. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Hugely important preseason. We need to get the players in early and get them to Javi's fitness levels. We managed to stick 12 points on the board by being ready last season - a poor start and we will really struggle I think.
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  13. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Don't clubs like this expect a fee to play friendlies against nobodies like us nowadays?
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  14. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    What happened to the GT cup ??
  15. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Currently shared between us and Sampdoria.
  16. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Wasn't it supposed to be an annual thing ? How the hell does anyone play for it if it's shared - do we have to play Samp again ??!!?? No penalties ?
  17. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Someone in Eastern Europe with cheap beer would be ideal!
  18. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    And we could pretend that it's actually a Europa League qualifier to take the pain away of not finishing 7th.
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  19. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    I think we should play Kings Landing
  20. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Currently gathering dust in Genoa. Us and Sampdoria get it for 6 months each but we promised them we would take it this summer after not collecting it for 5 months....but apparently we have cancelled plans for our trophy cabinet after Saturday.
  21. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Knots Landing might be better ?
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  22. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    One thing is for sure - cannot be any hotter than it was for that Samp game!

    No incentive for people to go unlike last year when the GT statue was unveiled.

    Unless we have a load of new signings and need to work out who is who...

    Which Non-league team will we upset this year by pulling out or sending the kids to?
  23. Bloke

    Bloke Reservist

    We need to play the home leg of the Sochaux game
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  24. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Bornmuff playing Lazio. We've got a nail biter against The Dog and Duck.

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  25. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Ideally to Pep’s fitness levels.
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  26. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    If, post Cup Final, it is true that Gino is pivoting us away from football, Windies at Radlett could be on the cards.
  27. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    I used to love the close season cricket matches. I once refused to buy a programme from Nigel Callaghan at Kings Langley I think.
  28. I'm afraid there pitch is unfit to play on just now, so it would have to be at The Vic :D
  29. Farsley or Donegal?
  30. Let's go back to Ibiza please. Loved that tournament.
  31. nascot

    nascot First Team

    A little trip to France/Belgium/Holland would be ideal, with a bit of notice as well. More likely we'll end up with a training camp in Austria again.
  32. Hussar

    Hussar Academy Graduate

    Back to the West Country please 1992/3 style
    Saltash Utd
    Torquay (at Kingsteinton)
    Family holiday and football
  33. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Our last major trophy.
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  34. I got a few trophys that weekend...

  35. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Ideal. I’m in Devon for two weeks from the 3rd august

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