First Team 18/05/2018

Pre-Season 2018/19: First Fixture Confirmed

The Hornets will travel to face Championship side Brentford for a pre-season friendly on Saturday July 28 (3pm KO) as part of their preparations for the 2018/19 Premier League campaign (ticket details will be confirmed in due course).

Further information about other pre-season arrangements will be published on once confirmed.

This will include details of The Graham Taylor Matchday at Vicarage Road on Saturday August 4, which will begin with the official ceremony to unveil the statue commissioned by the club in honour of Watford’s greatest ever manager.

First Team 17/05/2018

Watch: Gomes On Individual Performance Award

Watford fans will have become accustomed to the sight of Heurelho Gomes picking up an End of Season Award during the four years since his arrival.

A former winner of both Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season, the goalkeeper added the Individual Performance of the Season trophy to his cabinet following last week’s 2017/18 End of Season Awards at Wembley.

Those in attendance on the night chose Gomes – who was included on a shortlist of six – for his outstanding display in the 2-0 win over West Ham back in November, including an incredible double-save from Marko Arnautovic.

Speaking to after collecting his award, Gomes said: “It was an important period of the game so if that ball is going in it was going to make it a difficult game for us.

Gomes completes a remarkable double-save from Arnautovic

“It was an important period of the season as well. West Ham were below us so if we had lost that game it would’ve made the season very hard for us.”

Watch the full interview with Gomes above – free to view, no sign-up required.