With Jokanović managing the team, Watford, on 25 April 2015, gained promotion to the Premier League after defeating Brighton 2–0 and other results going their way. [38][39] The club was facing administration, but an agreement by players and staff to a 12% wage deferral helped the club's cash flow, and a run to the FA Cup semi-final generated vital revenue. They wear yellow and black shirts and black shorts when they play at their home ground, Vicarage Road. After consolidating in 2003–04, the following season started well, with the club in the upper half of the Championship at the end of September. Following Watford's takeover by the Pozzo family, Gianfranco Zola was appointed head coach, replacing former centre back Sean Dyche in July 2012,. Poor form, however, saw the club drop towards the relegation zone. His final game in charge was a 4–2 win at home to Huddersfield Town the day before. [52] Zola took Watford to third position in the Championship in 2012–13 but resigned on 16 December 2013. Watford were bottom of the First Division at the time of his departure, and Steve Harrison could not prevent relegation at the end of the season. Watford Football Club este un club de fotbal din Watford, Anglia, care evoluează în Premier League.Clubul a fost fondat în anul 1881 și a jucat pe mai multe stadioane până s-a mutat pe Vicarage Road în 1922. [26] Promotion to the Second Division followed in 1978–79, and Ross Jenkins finished the season as the league's top scorer with 29 goals. [85], Between 1997 and early 2013, Watford shared Vicarage Road with rugby union side Saracens F.C. [68] After 4 games of being in charge in the 2019/20 season, Gracia was sacked due to poor form in the league. [24] When Graham Taylor was named as Keen's successor, the club was still in the Fourth Division. Watford's first Premiership season started with an early victory over Liverpool, but Watford's form soon faded, and the club was relegated after finishing bottom. A year later Watford reached the FA Cup semi-final for the first time, defeating First Division teams Stoke City and Liverpool along the way. In April 2019 Watford came back from 2–0 down to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers to reach the FA Cup Final for the second time in their history, with Gerard Deulofeu scoring twice and Troy Deeney scoring a penalty in the 94th minute to take it to extra time. His successor Ken Furphy matched that achievement in 1966–67, and led Watford to the Third Division title in 1969, before taking the club to its first FA Cup semi-final in 1970. [19] Furphy's rebuilding came to fruition in 1969 with the signing of Barry Endean, whose arrival marked the start of an unbeaten run after Christmas. Luton remained in a higher division than Watford until 1963. Se sijaitsee Lontoon luoteispuolella, Colne-ja Gadejokien rannalla. Đội bóng còn được biết đến với biệt danh the Hornets. [b] The only meeting between those seasons – a League Cup tie in the 2002–03 season – was marred by violence inside Vicarage Road. [118], Striker Luther Blissett holds the record for Watford appearances, having played 503 matches in all competitions between 1976 and 1992, and his 415 appearances in The Football League during the same period is also a club record. Vicarage Road is a stadium in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, and is the home of association football club Watford of the EFL Championship.An all-seater stadium, its current capacity is 22,200. In 1988–89, Harrison's Watford failed to return to the First Division, after defeat in the Second Division play-offs. [119] Watford took up this option in 2004 using a campaign backed and funded by the fans called "Lets buy back the Vic". • Birnie, Lionel (2012). Manager Age: 43 Years Appointed: Aug 15, 2020 Contract expires: Jun 30, 2021 Watford also participated in the FA Cup and League Cup. [28][29] Watford were unable to maintain a title challenge, but eventually finished the season second behind Liverpool, which ensured UEFA Cup qualification for the following season. [21] Hampered by a lack of funds, however, Furphy eventually joined Blackburn Rovers, to be succeeded by George Kirby. Watford's colours were blue and white from 1927 until 1959. The club changed to a gold and black colour scheme in 1959–60. Watford Football Club is an English association football club based in Watford, … After finishing the 1914–15 season as Southern League champions under the management of Harry Kent, Watford joined the Football League in 1920. Watford FC clearly pinned the blame for their collapse on Everton's interest and the disruption it … [86] In November 2013, the East Stand was demolished and in its place a new steel-framed, 3,500-seater stand was constructed. The club's kit featured various combinations of red, green and yellow stripes, before a new colour scheme of black and white was adopted for the 1909–10 season. [53] Despite presiding over Watford's highest league position in four years, Dyche was dismissed as Watford manager in July 2012. Watford Football Club (aften referred tae simply as Watford or Watford F.C. Watford declined between 1987 and 1997, before Taylor returned as manager, leading the team to successive promotions from the renamed Second Division[a] to the Premier League for one season in 1999–2000. He was replaced by fellow Italian Beppe Sannino in December 2013. [9] Nigel Pearson was appointed manager on 6 December 2019 on a season-long contract. (Preusmjereno s Watford FC) Watford Football Club engleski je profesionalni nogometni klub iz Watforda, grofovija Hertfordshire. The Hornets confirmed their pre-season schedule. [108] Kent led the club to the Southern League title in 1914–15, and missed out on a second title in 1919–20 on goal average, before resigning in 1926. [16] Burgess was succeeded by Bill McGarry, who bought new players such as Charlie Livesey and Ron Saunders, and in his only season at the club led the club to what was at the time its highest ever league position: third in the Third Division. Forward completes his Wimbledon return", "Ghana Under-23 international Kingsley Fobi leaves Watford on loan for CD Badajoz", "Matheus Aias continuará la próxima temporada en el C.D. season From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 2016–17 season was Watford 's 136th year in existence and second consecutive season in the Premier League. The team became the football section of "West Hertfordshire Club and Ground" in 1891, and consequently moved to a ground on Cassio Road. [103], Over a fourteen-season span, Watford have played in a higher division than Luton between 2006–07 and the 2019–20 season, with Luton dropping out of the football league altogether for six seasons between 2009–10 and 2014–15. He led the Hornets from out of the running to back in contention, but was sacked with 2 games to play.[69]. [115] After a second-placed finish in the First Division in 1983, Watford competed in European competition for the first time in 1983–84, as well as reaching the 1984 FA Cup final. The club's highest home attendance is 34,099, for a fourth round FA Cup match against Manchester United on 3 February 1969. The Watford Training Ground is located on the University College London Union (UCLU) Shenley Sports grounds in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Bill McGarry was only in charge for one full season (1963–64), but Watford recorded a finish of third in the Third Division, the club's highest Football League finish until that point. Up until Findlay's departure in 1947, Watford had been managed by five managers in 44 years, all of whom played for the team. [79] Other nicknames have since been adopted, including Yellow Army[80] and The 'Orns. Both of these matches were at home – Watford have won an away league match by five goals on six occasions, most recently in the 6–1 win against Leeds United at Elland Road in 2012. [4], The origins of the club can be traced back to 1881 when Watford Rovers were formed by Henry Grover, who went on to play for the club as a full back. His three immediate successors – Fred Pagnam, Neil McBain and Bill Findlay – all played for Watford before and during the early part of their managerial tenures. [12] The Football League was suspended in 1939 due to the Second World War. [116] Gracia has been met with widespread praise since his appointment after a successful 2018–19 Premier League campaign which saw Watford finish with their highest points tally ever in English Premier League football. The new club was named Watford Football Club. Eleven days later, he made his debut for the Hornets in a League Cup second round match against Preston North End , which ended in a 1–0 defeat for his team. After a mid-table finish in Division Two in 1996–97, Jackett was demoted to the position of assistant manager. [42] His successor, Aidy Boothroyd,[43] led the club to Championship survival. Under-23s and Academy is the youth setup of Watford.The Under-23 team is effectively Watford's second-string side, but is limited to three outfield players and one goalkeeper over the age of 23 per game following the introduction of new regulations from the 2012–13 season. Taylor returned as manager, and won the Second Division title in 1997–98 – Watford's second league title under his management. Despite the return of Graham Taylor as caretaker manager in February 1996, the club was relegated to Division Two. Ron Burgess led Watford to promotion from the Fourth Division in 1959–60. On 2 September, Watford confirmed the appointment of former Brighton & Hove Albion head coach Óscar García as the successor to Sannino, beating off competition from fellow Championship side Leeds United for his services. [65] At the end of the next season, in May 2017, Watford finished 17th and Mazzari resigned,[66] replaced by Marco Silva. [74][76] The club's nickname remains, but in 1978 the hornet crest was replaced by a depiction of a hart – a male red fallow deer– on a yellow and black background. Français : Le Watford Football Club est un club de football anglais de Watford, Hertfordshire. Watford St. Mary's were runners up in the Hertfordshire Senior Cup of 1894–95 and attracted crowds of 400 to 500 even when West Herts were at home. [87] The Graham Taylor Stand[88] (previously the Rous Stand), built in 1986, has two tiers and runs the length of the pitch, with the upper section containing the club's corporate hospitality. Sannino resigned from his position as head coach on 31 August 2014 after just over eight months in charge. Hemmamatcherna spelas på Vicarage Road och smeknamnet är The Hornets (" Bålgetingarna ") efter klubbens gulsvarta matchställ. [72] They were relegated to the Championship at the end of the season, however, following a 19th-place finish just one point from safety. Vialli was sacked at the end of the season, following a dispute with the club's board over the wage bill. 30 minutes after he was sacked, former Watford manager Quique Sánchez Flores was yet again appointed. Tales from the Vicarage, volume one. Watford F.C. Watford Football Club is an English association football club from Watford, Hertfordshire. Forced to sell players to survive, Watford fell back into the Third Division in 1972. A caretaker manager was appointed for one game before Nigel Pearson came into management. [43], Under Boothroyd's successor, Brendan Rodgers, Watford finished 13th. [35][36] He was replaced by Ray Lewington, who had joined the club the previous summer as Vialli's reserve team manager. Watford's team was selected by committee until 1903, when former England international John Goodall was appointed player-manager. [113], Following Sánchez Flores's departure, Walter Mazzarri was announced as Watford's head coach starting on 1 July 2016. Watford on noin 97 000 asukkaan kaupunki ja kaupunkipiiri (borough) Hertfordshiren kreivikunnassa Englannissa. [15] Watford's home capacity has since been reduced due to all-seater requirements; it currently stands at 21,577. ", Billy McKinlay replaced him and won his first game in charge, 2–1 against Brentford F.C., before a 1–1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.. The two clubs talked of an amalgamation, which ultimately occurred on 15 April 1898. It was agreed that the two clubs should complete their remaining fixtures for the season. [61] Watford's first fixture in their return to the Premier League was a 2–2 away draw with Everton. 2019–20 Watford F.C. [55] Dyche went on to achieve success with Burnley[56][57] and became one of their longest serving football managers. [75] The draw for the fourth round was made on 25 September 2019. The season covers the period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 2018–19 season was Watford 's 120th year in their history and fourth consecutive season in the Premier League. After a disappointing start to the 2019–20 season, Javi Gracia was sacked and replaced by previous manager Quique Sánchez Flores. [21] Klubben spelar 2018/19 i Premier League. [50] Amid the departures of several key players during Mackay's tenure, including Tommy Smith and Jay DeMerit, and the club coming close to administration,[51] Watford finished 16th in 2009–10 and 14th the following season. He led the club to promotion to the Third Division in 1978, the Second Division in 1979, and the First Division for the first time in Watford's history in 1982.