20/06/2017

Defining Moments | Danny Webber

BEATING COVENTRY 5-2 IN 2002/03

I remember this game in particular because it’s just one of the most enjoyable games I’ve ever played in. We battered them from start to finish and they were a decent side, plus I got myself on the scoresheet which is always nice.

It was probably one of my favourite ever Watford goals too, and I remember my shirt being about 10 times too big for me because they didn’t really do fitted shirts back then!

I think it was during my second spell on-loan at the club, under Ray Lewington. The club was in a bit of a transitional period back then and the ITV Digital deal had hit them hard, so it was one of the shining lights during that difficult period.

Webber was both scorer and creator as Watford crushed Coventry

REACTION TO JIMMY DAVIS’ DEATH  

It’s a little bit of a sad one, but the way the whole club and town reacted after Jimmy had died is something I still remember and appreciate so much. It was the way the club came together and took to Jimmy which was remarkable, and the class shown by everyone during what was an exceptionally difficult period for myself.

At the time, Jimmy had only been at the club for such a short time and had only really turned out for Watford during pre-season, so the way everyone took him to their hearts was special.

When I look back it’s a fond memory not because of what happened, but the way the fans, town, club and players responded to it. I’m talking about people at the club from the very top to the very bottom, it really overwhelmed me. It was one of the main reasons I kept coming back to the club because it really showed the class Watford had. 

Webber reveals a vest in tribute to Davis after scoring against Gillingham

DRESSING ROOM SPIRIT

It’s not specifically a defining moment, but you look at some of the people I played alongside and I just think it was such a special group of people. It’s no surprise that so many have gone onto be top quality managers, such as Sean Dyche and Neil Ardley, and we had so many other big characters.

Playing alongside that sort of character helped me grow up as a person and as a player and gave me the platform to have the career I had. Before I came to Watford I hadn’t proved anything to anybody apart from the odd appearance at United and a bad loan spell at Port Vale.

I’m still in touch with plenty of the teammates I had at Watford and we just had a great work ethic. I learnt so much from some of the senior pros that were there. They really helped me turn from a young lad into a man and I’ll always look back fondly on those times and those people. 

Playing alongside the likes of Dyche was key in Webber's development
14/06/2017

FxPro | Main Club Sponsor

Online broker FxPro and London-based Premier League Club Watford FC are delighted to announce a three-season sponsorship agreement starting at the beginning of the 2017/18 season. This is the largest sponsorship agreement in the history of the Club, with FxPro acting as the new front of shirt and Main Club Partner as Watford FC heads into another season in the most competitive football league in the world.

Scott Duxbury, Chairman and CEO of Watford FC, commented: ‘The past few seasons have been particularly successful for the Club both on and off the pitch. By partnering with an award-winning, UK-headquartered company, recognised both for their principled approach to business and for their decade-long leading presence in the financial services industry, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the values that Watford FC is renowned for around the world.’
 

FxPro and Watford FC share the same values of honesty and fairness, with FxPro being known for its lengthy association with Premier League football while acting as a strong advocate for transparency and ethical trading practices in the financial services industry. A key part of the upcoming sponsorship will be the development of grassroots activity and community and charitable outreach programmes to further promote the causes to which both FxPro and Watford FC are committed.

Spencer Field, Commercial Director of Watford FC, stated: ‘This agreement undoubtedly reinforces the growing appeal of the Watford FC brand on an international level. We are looking forward to developing marketing and activation initiatives in a range of global markets, which we are confident will benefit the Club over the next few years.’

FxPro CEO, Charalambos Psimolophitis, commented: ‘We believe in the potential of Watford FC, who have proven themselves time and time again to be one of the most dedicated and driven Clubs in the Premier League. We are delighted to be acting as Main Club Partners and wish Watford FC every success in the coming seasons.’