Club Badge: The Final Vote!

We’ve made it to the final vote and it’s over to all of you to decide which of the two badges below will be our official club crest from next season. To vote, simply choose your favourite – by midnight on Sunday (November 17) – and click on the link at the bottom of this page to access the voting form where you will be asked to confirm your first name, surname, email address and Fan ID number.

All Hornets supporters with a valid Fan ID from 5pm on Wednesday November 13 have been allocated one vote so please choose carefully before submitting your chosen design. Additionally, any voting forms submitted with false or incorrect details will be considered an invalid entry and won’t count towards the final tally.

The vote will be open to supporters aged 13 or older and anyone with a Fan ID created after 5pm Wednesday November 13 will not be included in the process. Despite the desire to accommodate everyone, these measures have been taken to ensure the process is as fair and genuine as it can possibly be.

For any enquiries relating to your Fan ID number, please contact the Ticket Office via ticket.office@watfordfc.com.

Once again, we’d like to thank everyone who has voted and helped us get to this stage. It’s been a fascinating process and, whether the badge changes or not, we have seen some very interesting creative ideas and identified some talented designers that we may work with moving forward.

This has been a unique way of doing things and we are genuinely grateful for the feedback we have received, both positive and negative, from many of you. It has helped us throughout and, more importantly, gives us a clearer idea of how we should run these kinds of initiatives in the future.

Thanks for reading this and placing your vote. All votes will be counted and verified before the winner is announced early next week. 

Come on you Orns!



Internationals: Mariappa On World Cup Hopes

By Kevin Affleck

Adrian Mariappa wants Jamaica to continue their sparkling recent form and give him a final crack at playing at a World Cup.

The Reggae Boyz have made a storming start to life in Group C of the CONCACAF Nations League, winning their first four games and rattling in 18 unanswered goals.

They play Antigua & Barbados on Saturday and Guyana on Tuesday as they bid to finish top of the group and reach June's Nations League final championship. From there, three direct slots and one play-off spot is available for the Qatar World Cup in 2022.

“These are massive games and we need to finish the group well,” said Mariappa. “They are games on paper we should win but we need to put in two good performances and get two good results that will carry us onto the World Cup qualifiers. [The team] is in really good shape and we’ve got some great young players, we’re just trying to build solid foundations. Obviously, it’s a long way for us to get to the World Cup so we need to have those foundations in place to give us the best opportunity to make it.”

Mariappa has won 48 caps for Jamaica since his debut in May 2012 and jumps at the chance to link up with Theodore Whitmore's side and represent the country of his mother.

“I’m incredibly proud and it’s something I’ve appreciated more as I have got older,” he said. “I’ve had some great experiences and it comes with great responsibility as well because you are trying to do well, not just for yourself. There’s a lot of the young guys depending on us doing well so they can go and live their dreams and play as high as they can across Europe.”