28/02/2017

The Hornets Show | With David James

This month's Hornets Show brings you an exclusive interview with former Hornet David James, as well as the views of studio guests Rene Gilmartin and Derek Payne.

David James spoke to the Hornets show directly from Watford's London Colney training base following a session with Heurelho Gomes and discussed what he was up to on his return to the club, his delight at being back in Watford training kit and his thoughts on the season so far. 

Current 'keeper Rene Gilmartin and regular guest Derek Payne were also on hand to give their views on a successful period for Walter Mazzarri's men, including crucial wins against both Arsenal and Burnley. 

Produced in conjunction with Bucks New University, check back every month for the latest episode right here at watfordfc.com.

Under-23's 27/02/2017

Academy Day | Mason & Folivi Presented Debut Balls

Watford FC celebrated its annual Academy Day when West Ham visited Vicarage Road in the Premier League on Saturday (February 25).

As always, there was a chance to watch some of the club's youngest players in action during a half-time skills demonstration, while the match programme dedicated eight pages to the occasion, with all the latest news on the Academy and its 10-year partnership with The Harefield Academy.

Under-23 players Brandon Mason and Michael Folivi, both 19, were each presented with a commemorative 'debut ball' during half-time, thanks to the Premier League's initiative to recognise home-grown players who make their top-flight debut.

Mason made his Hornets bow as a substitute against Tottenham on New Year's Day, while Folivi came on at Stoke City two days later.

Speaking to the match programme ahead of the day, Head of Academy Chris McGuane said: "As an Academy we are always looking for inspirational ideas that will make a difference to our players and give them additional motivation to elevate their performances and love for the club.

"Opportunities that will present themselves today will live long in the memory of our players and go a long way to helping us achieve this."