First Team 9 hours ago

Away Tickets: Bournemouth On Sale

Tickets for Watford's Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium (Wednesday January 2, 2019, 7.45pm KO) are now on sale to Watford supporters in Away Group A as on 12noon today (Tuesday December 11).

Supporters in Away Group B will be able to purchase tickets from 12noon on Thursday December 13 (subject to availability).

The Hornets have been given an allocation of approximately 1,300 tickets for this fixture. As of 12noon on Tuesday December 11, approximately 750 tickets had been sold.


Tickets will be available ONLINE ONLY via tickets.watfordfc.com.

The Ticket Office Hotline on 01923 223023 can be called to seek assistance with online account information and for other general ticketing enquiries.

TICKET PRICES

Adult: £30
65 & Over: £17
Under-21: £17
Students (Full-Time): £17

WHEELCHAIR & AMBULANT DISABLED

Ambulant disabled supporters pay the appropriate price as above, with a free carer.

Wheelchair supporters - £5 for all ticket classes above with a free carer.

AWAY GAMES: FAMILY AREA ALLOCATION

A dedicated area for family groups is now available at all of Watford's away games. These 'non-standing seats' are available by calling the Ticket Office on 01923 223023, and are subject to the usual Away Group A, B, C and D sales process.

Official club coaches: £15 per person. Departs at 2.45pm from Greenhill Crescent. There will be NO Milton-Keynes pick-up service in operation.

Under-18s attending any away game and/or travelling on official club coaches unsupervised MUST ensure an UNDER-18 AWAY FIXTURE CONSENT FORM is signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the Ticket Office (either in-person, by emailing ticket.office@watfordfc.com or by post to Watford FC Ticket Office, Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Herts, WD18 0ER) before the day of the game.

SALES ARRANGEMENTS - WHO CAN BUY WHEN?

Away Group A+
- Friday December 7, 12noon

Away Group A+ & A (subject to availability)
- Tuesday December 11, 12noon

Away Group A+, A & B (subject to availability)
- Thursday December 13, 12noon

Away Group A+, A, B & C (subject to availability)
- Monday December 17, 12noon

Away Group A+, A, B, C & D (subject to availability)
- Wednesday December 19, 12noon

General Sale (subject to availability)
- Friday December 21, 12noon

Tickets are sold on a one per eligible Fan ID basis and subject to availability at all times.

AWAY FIRST ACCESS SALES GROUPS*

First Access Sales Groups mentioned below are specifically referred to and set out in the club's 2018/19 Away Match Ticket Sales Policy, available by clicking HERE:

Group A + (1,261 fans) [temporarily in use for this fixture]:
- ST holders 2018/19 with between 30 or more away league & cup ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group A (2,132 fans):
- ST holders 2018/19 with between 15 & 29 away league & cup purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group B (724 fans):
- Non-ST holders with 15 or more away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group C (10,394 fans):
- ST holders 2018/19 with less than 15 away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group D (14,982 fans):
- Non-ST holder with between 1 and 14 away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

*Away data includes sales up to 9.30am December 4, 2018

Regular sales updates will be published here at watfordfc.com and via Twitter @WatfordFC.

How to contact the Ticket Office:
ticket.office@watfordfc.com / 01923 223023

First Team 11 hours ago

Gracia: “It's Tough To Accept”

Watch Javi Gracia's post-match interview above, or read on below for his thoughts from his post-match press conference.


By Kevin Affleck

Javi Gracia cut a dignified figure in the bowels of Goodison Park as he tried to fathom how his luckless side were not celebrating the club's first ever win in the blue half of Merseyside.

The Hornets were seconds from a famous win in these parts when Lucas Digne curled in a stoppage time free-kick. Many of the visiting players sunk to the floor when the ball hit the back of the net, unable to believe how they had been denied a win that had seemed to be theirs.

“It was difficult, tough to accept because we had a good reaction after conceding a goal in the first half,” he said. “We have played much better. We have dominated the game, scoring two goals, but in the last minute we conceded another goal. It was frustrating but we continue. We are keeping a good level and if we keep playing this way, I am sure we will get better results in the future.”

Not many teams outside the ‘Big Six’ will come to Goodison Park and boss the second half like the Hornets did. It would have been easy for the team to feel sorry for themselves after the contentious nature of the first goal and the failure to award a free-kick to Isaac Success, but the team pulled up their socks, rolled up their sleeves and had a right good go in the second 45.

“I agree, the second half was better,” said Gracia. “They had a very good reaction after the first goal. It was not easy to accept that, but we kept the confidence, kept the attitude and the second half was great.”

The Hornets did not look like a team who had only won two of their last 11 games. Gracia has always maintained if the team continued doing the right things and stuck to their guns, that the points would come.

“I am happy with the performance,” Gracia said. “We have played against very good teams, City and Liverpool, and it's not easy to get good results playing against these teams. The level of the team is always high and we always have chances to score, chances to win, like today. We have lost a very good chance to win in the last minute.”

It takes a lot to ruffle Watford's unflappable Head Coach, but the challenge by Yerry Mina on Success just before half-time had the Spaniard out of his technical area, especially as a yellow card for Mina would have seen him sent off. Gracia even walked onto the pitch at half-time to confront referee Kevin Friend, but thought better of it having got halfway and double backed.

“It's offside,” he said of the first goal. “It's the same, like in other games. We are living this situation in the last games, but I prefer not to say anything about the referee. But if you ask me about that play, it was offside.”

Gracia deserves a huge amount of credit for not whingeing about decisions against Southampton, Liverpool, Leicester, and last night.

“It is difficult to accept every day the same situation, but what can we do?” he said. “We will improve the things we can improve and be demanding in things under our control. The rest of the things I'm not interested in.”

Gracia managed a wry smile when asked about the irony of Richarlison scoring against the side who plucked him from South America and turned him into a star.

“I told him at the end it was the first goal I see because he didn't score one goal with me,” he joked. “I wish him the best because he is a great guy and a great player.”