19/02/2017

"We Know That Anything Is Possible"

Mauro Zárate has seen enough during his three-and-a-half weeks at Watford to be of the opinion that a promising future lies ahead for the Hornets.

The Argentine playmaker has featured twice for Walter Mazzarri's men since agreeing a two-and-a-half-year deal at Vicarage Road in late January, and he believes Watford have the potential to achieve big things in years to come.

"Maybe there are many teams in the Premier League who are bigger than Watford, but Leicester won the league last season so we already know that anything is possible," Zárate said.

"One thing for sure is that this club has a lot of ambition so you never know, maybe one day we can arrive in the Europa League or win a cup.

"We will need to play very well to do that, but if we can achieve something like this at Watford it will be very good for the club."

Zárate was speaking to Watford's match programme THE HORNET ahead of next weekend's game against West Ham, a club he knows well having appeared 29 times during 18 months with the Hammers, and the 29-year-old says he has happy memories from his time spent in east London.

"The West Ham fans were very passionate and I like this. They were very similar to the Lazio fans in that respect. For a player it is good to have this kind of support from the fans," he said.

"But now I'm happy to be at Watford and it's another new challenge.

"I want to play, I want to do well, I want to do my job and show that I am a player who is ready to do very well in the Premier League."

Pick up a copy of the programme this Saturday (Feb 25) for an in-depth feature on Zárate, who discusses scoring the winning goal in the Under-20 World Cup Final, and coming from a family full of footballers.

17/02/2017

Taylor Family | An Open Letter

An open letter from Graham Taylor’s family

We would be grateful if you could publish this letter and thus allow us to thank the many, many people of Watford for their kind words, support and condolences at this sad time.

The love for Graham and the realisation of the positive impact that he had on so many has been overwhelming; the fact people have been so willing to share this with us is a great comfort to us all.

We are supporting each other through this very emotional time and will continue to somehow keep smiling as we know, for sure, that this is what Graham would have wanted.

With heartfelt thanks,

Rita Taylor, Joanne, Karen and families