First Team 24/07/2018

Official: Richarlison Moves On

The Hornets can confirm that Brazilian winger Richarlison has completed a permanent transfer to Everton.

The 21-year-old moves to Goodison Park for an undisclosed fee, 12 months after his arrival at Watford from Brazilian Série A side Fluminense.

He featured 41 times for the Hornets in total, scoring five goals during his maiden Premier League campaign.

Watford FC wishes to thank Richarlison for his contribution to the club and wishes him well for the future.


Getting To Know You: Away Shirt Winner!

As part of our ‘Getting To Know You’ survey, participants were entered into a prize draw to win a new 2018/19 home and away shirt.

The information we received from the survey helps us to further improve everyone’s matchday experience, while also allowing us to monitor and report to the Premier League Equality Standard.

This year’s away shirt winner was Michelle, who never thought she would be a football fan, until she came to Vicarage Road.

“My first ever match was taking our boys to see Watford v Charlton on Saturday September 14, 2013,” said Michelle. “I can remember the date because it was my husband's idea of a wedding anniversary present for 11 years!

“I had never set foot inside a football stadium before, so Vicarage Road was a first for me and I have to say, it was nothing like I imagined it to be. 

“I was pleasantly surprised to see lots of families there, including grandparents enjoying the match. A few grandmothers were there, busy knitting away, legs covered by a blanket, happily watching the game.

“Impressed by the whole atmosphere and family supporters for this local club, I was more than happy for our family to join in and be a part of it.

“My second match was an absolute thriller and I jokingly said to my son before the match that I was expecting to see five goals, as was the result in the previous week's match. Little did I expect to witness a whopping nine goals (Watford 7-2 Blackpool, Saturday January 24, 2015). What a privilege that was to watch!”

Michelle with her sons Luis and Oliver at Vicarage Road

With a new-found passion for all things Watford, Michelle wanted to find out more about the club, and how they got to where they are today.

She said: “Being a supporter has inspired me to get to know the history of the club, especially as just before the match kicks off, a short montage of Watford’s history is displayed on the big screen and that has always left me wanting to know more. 

“So much so, that when my husband received the Graham Taylor book ‘In His Own Words’ as a Christmas present last year, I couldn’t wait to read it, before he even had the chance to flick through the pages.

“It’s a must-read for any Watford fan. I’ve learnt so much about the club and its history, that I now feel a real sense of pride and connection towards it. Thank you Graham! 

“Now, as matchday approaches, we proudly get changed into our Watford shirts and cycle as a family to Vicarage Road.

“I realise now that it’s not ‘just a game of football’. It’s more than that. It’s a feeling of passion, real emotion and a sense of pride which brings a whole community together.”