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Why are the Pozzos so confident Javi Gracia is their man at Vicarage Road?
12:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

English football is notoriously impatient with under-achieving managers. Ask Mark Hughes. In recent times, however, no team manifests this theme more than Watford. The Hertfordshire-based club went through seven managers in the past…

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Isaac hasn't been much of a Success at Watford
09:00 Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Watford striker Isaac Success hasn’t had the impact he hoped since returning from a loan spell at Malaga. The 22-year-old was Watford’s club-record signing at £12.5 million in 2016. He spent last season in La Liga in…

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Will Watford regain form after recent slump?
09:00 Thursday 4th October 2018

Seven games into an intriguing Premier League season, Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City and Newcastle United are all without a win, while Manchester City and Liverpool sit level on 19 points atop the table. Not too far behind, one team has begun better…

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Which early Premier League surprise has staying power?
09:00 Monday 24th September 2018

The times they are a-changin' in the Premier League. The English top-flight's no longer the hunting ground for the cash-rich, traditional “top four” looking to intimidate their opponents with extravagant squads.…

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Can Watford maintain quick start and learn the lessons of last season?
17:00 Wednesday 5th September 2018

If just over a month ago, you had taken a poll over which teams would be the early pacesetters in the Premier League it’s highly unlikely that Watford would have featured on any list, even one compiled by the most optimistic Hornets fan.…

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Who is Watford's newest addition Adam Masina?
08:00 Thursday 5th July 2018

With a few signings already completed the Hornets have added their latest addition, Adam Masina. But who is he? Being Javi Gracia's fourth signing at the club this summer Masina is playing in foreign territory. The Moroccan-born Italian…

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Is Javi Gracia holding Watford back?
17:00 Monday 18th June 2018

In January, Watford Football Club took the decision to fire highly-rated manager Marco Silva following a barren spell. Their replacement? Javi Gracia; an out-of-work 48-year-old who'd spent the previous season in Russia with Rubin Kazan.…

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What's happening with Watford's club-record signing Andre Gray?
09:30 Monday 30th April 2018

Some said he was overpriced. Others argued he'd struggle to settle. Still more suggested better alternatives were available. In the current market, what can £18.5m buy you? It does not guarantee match-winning quality. Watford…

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Analysing the Premier League's managerial changes: Part 2
08:00 Friday 2nd March 2018

The Premier League has always boasted its competitive nature. Whether in the competition to win, to qualify for Europe, finish in a mid-table position, or avoid relegation, every team has an objective, even if it's one they hadn't…

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Watford 4-1 Chelsea: 5 things we learned as Hornets run riot
16:40 Tuesday 6th February 2018

Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea suffered further misery on Monday night, losing 4-1 away at struggling Watford. Following an embarrassing performance from Antonio Conte's men and a clinical display from the hosts, here are five…

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Weak winter recruitment could ensure Watford enter relegation dogfight
09:30 Monday 5th February 2018

Despite a downright turbulent finish to the 2016/17 campaign, Watford began the new season looking like the Premier League's surprise package. The club had snatched highly rated Portuguese boss Marco Silva from the talons of FC Porto,…

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3 players Javi Gracia could sign for Watford before the transfer window closes
12:00 Friday 26th January 2018

There was an element of surprise when Watford sacked Marco Silva last week. The Portuguese was immediately replaced by Spanish boss Javi Gracia. The former Osasuna, Malaga and Rubin Kazan manager has never experienced English football…

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Abdoulaye Doucoure continues to emerge in Watford's time of need
10:00 Friday 26th January 2018

It came as a surprise when Marco Silva was dismissed by Watford earlier this week. Whether you like the decision or disagree with the board's choice here, there's not much time to reflect mid-season.  Javi Gracia put pen to paper…

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