09/10/2018

Careers: Casual Ticket Office Customer Service Staff

Watford Football Club are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals to join our Ticket Office Team at Vicarage Road Stadium on a casual basis to assist with ticket sales both over the phone and face to face. Weekday and weekend hours available however will vary depending on requirement.

Employer: Watford Football Club
Job Title: Casual Ticket Office Customer Service staff
Salary: Hourly rate of pay depending on experience
Location: Watford Football Club – Vicarage Road Stadium
Contract Type: Casual worker agreement
Passport/Visa: Must be eligible to work in the UK

Click HERE to view the full job advertisement and for information on the application process.

First Team 09/10/2018

FPL Review: Gameweek 8

By Sachin Dholakia

watfordfc.com's resident FPL expert Sachin Dholakia reviews the latest weekend of Fantasy Premier League action.


A tough Gameweek 8 for the Golden Boys saw them crash to a 4-0 defeat to in-form Bournemouth at Vicarage Road.

The visitors dominated most of the game with Callum Wilson (14 points) impressing the most with a goal and two assists. The forward picked up all three bonus points with strike partner Josh King (13) getting two bonus points after his brace in the first half all but confirmed the three points for the Cherries. David Brooks (9) also scored his second goal of the season when he gave the away side the lead following a rebound off Ben Foster.

Christian Kabasele's absence provides an opportunity for one of Adrian Mariappa, Sebastian Prödl, Miguel Britos or Ben Wilmot

The game was also influenced by a red card to Watford defender Christian Kabasele (-4) who disappointed his ownership with the lowest single player score of the season so far. Three Hornets defenders, including the popular José Holebas, all scored negative points and they’ll look to bounce back against Wolves in two weeks’ time.

The international break could give enough time for winger Gerard Deloufeu (£5.4) to return to the starting line-up, having come off the bench for his first minutes of the season. Priced at a bargain £5.4, the Spaniard could be a contender for a transfer in if Watford boss Javi Gracia decides to mix things up following a dip in form.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on a hot scoring streak with six goals in the last five gameweeks

Elsewhere, Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (15) scored the joint highest FPL score of the week despite only playing 28 minutes as he nabbed two goals and an assist as the Gunners thrashed Fulham at Craven Cottage. Matt Doherty (15) also scored highly with the only goal of the game as Wolves edged Crystal Palace. The defender has scored 27 points in two weeks since being tipped as a player to watch, and his stock continues to rise. 

A thrilling comeback from Manchester United saw them run out 3-2 winners against Newcastle, with Anthony Martial (13) and Juan Mata (10) contributing with a goal each. Eden Hazard (14) continued his fine form with a goal and assist against Southampton, and fellow midfielder Ross Barkley (13) also impressed in only his second start of the season.

Lewis Rooney will have to overtake Stuart Brant's AllGonePozzo side to live up to his team name

Stuart Brant’s AllGonePozzo team is proving to be the team to beat this season as he stayed strong at the top as well as breaking the Top 100 in the world. Rory Garside scored highest in the Top 10 with an impressive 86 points. Congratulations if you made the Top 10 this week!

Tip of the week

The international break could provide a good opportunity to wildcard with the two week break allowing time to mull over choices and assess the players that are returning from abroad and to check their fatigue and form. When wildcarding however, don’t rush into a load of transfers just for the sake of it as you could lose the benefits gained of a player you had that increased in price. If you take a player out and want to put them back in, it may be at a higher price than what you sold for, so think carefully before transferring out.

Players To Watch

Andre Schürrle has the fourth-highest shots taken in the league, with 29

1) Lucas Digne (Everton, £4.8) started on the bench for the first three games of the season but the summer signing from Barcelona has started the last five and remains at a bargain price having fallen in price in the early weeks. 

2) André Schürrle (Fulham, £5.9) has only scored twice this season so far but the Fulham forward has one of the highest numbers of shots on target in the league with 10. Plays an out of touch Cardiff City and is likely to have a few more shots on goal once again.

3) Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, £9.7) is a risky choice having only just come back from injury, but the Belgian midfielder is available at a cut-price £9.7 and could be a worthwhile differential against Burnley at home if he’s able to recover properly over the next two weeks.

Likely Price Rises

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth, £6.3), Richarlison (Everton, £6.7), Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal, £9.6), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth, £6.0).

Likely Price Falls

Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United, £11.0), José Holebas (Watford, £4.9), Aleksandar Mitrović (Fulham, £7.0), Harry Kane (Tottenham, £12.5).

Best of luck for Gameweek 9 FPL managers!