In The Hat | Heurelho Gomes

Who has been the most important person in your career?
It’s difficult to say, but I believe the one that helped me so much is Guus Hiddink. In my time at PSV he was the one that gave me the opportunity to play in Europe, and I also learned from him great things and good football.

Toughest striker you’ve faced?
Didier Drogba for sure – 100 per cent. He was strong, a good finisher with his left and his right, and he upset me a lot as well!

Gomes saves a Drogba penalty while playing for Spurs in 2010

If you retired tomorrow what would you do with the rest of your life?
I cannot just stop, I need to be prepared for it, and I am preparing for it now. It will be in football. I don’t yet know what I will do but I will definitely stay in the game.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
The power to never upset anyone. Sometimes we say things that we never want to say, and sometimes that can make people upset or think differently about you.

Who in the squad has the worst dress sense?
It’s a good fight for this, but for sure Kabasele and Cathcart – they only dress in tracksuits and never wear anything different!

If you could have played in any team from the past which team would it be?
To play in a game for Brazil in the World Cup would have been great. I played in a few games for them but never in the World Cup. The team from 2002 was the team I would have wanted to be in most.

Gomes has played for the Brazilian national team 11 times

Who is the biggest practical joker in the team?
Nordin Amrabat. He is the one, a proper one! He gets me every time.

Which team did you support as a boy?
Cruzeiro. I played for them as well and that was a great feeling. It is different when you support a team from when you are so little and then you become a goalkeeper of that team. I won in the first year three big tournaments in Brazil. The league, the cup and the regional competition as well. That was a dream come true.

What is your favourite meal?
I think I have to say fillet steak with pepper sauce.

If you weren’t a goalkeeper, which position would you play in?
Well I actually started out as a striker when I was younger. I didn’t become a goalkeeper until I was about 19.

Article first published in The Hornet (Watford FC match programme)


Accessibility | Season Ticket Relocation

As has been detailed in previous communication and notices, the Hornets are respectfully reminding some Season Ticket holders that they will be allocated a new location for their ST seat, due to it falling within an area of the stadium where accessibility improvement works are taking place.

Emails have been sent to those affected detailing their new seating positions. 
Should you wish to discuss alternative options with regards to your seat relocation, be this in the same tier of the same stand or maybe somewhere else entirely within the stadium, you are welcome to contact us during an Exclusive Seat Movement Window for those being forced to relocate.
This window opens on Thursday June 1 and closes on Monday June 5. The exact timings are as follows:

Thursday June 1, 9am-5.30pm
Friday June 2, 9am-5.30pm
Saturday June 3, 10am-4pm
Sunday June 4 CLOSED
Monday June 5, 9am-5.30pm
Please call 01923 223023 or visit the Vicarage Road Ticket Office in person. Given the nature of the enquiries, relocation requests cannot be conducted via email or via the web.
Please be advised that we expect Thursday June 1 to be especially busy with enquiries and it may take some time for our specialist Ticket Office team to serve you.
Given the circumstances of any move, no relocation admin charge will apply throughout the Exclusive Seat Movement Window. In addition, if you move into a different stand (notably the Sir Elton John Stand and Upper Graham Taylor Stand), you will be able to do so at no extra cost for the 2017/18 season. If you wish to renew in this same seat for the 2018/19 season, you will be expected to pay the relevant renewal amount.
After the exclusive period, there will then be a General Seat Movement Window, running between June 7 and June 9, to allow other Season Ticket holders the chance to explore relocation options should they so wish (one-off £10 admin charge applies).
If you require any further information, please call 01923 223023 between now and the end of Wednesday May 31.
The club would like to thank supporters for their understanding in this matter.