Watford supporters can now vote on whether the club's 2014/2015 home kit will come with red or black shorts

Watford Observer: Tommie Hoban models the home kit with black shorts Tommie Hoban models the home kit with black shorts

Watford fans can now vote on whether the Hornets’ 2014/2015 home shirt will be accompanied by red or black shorts.

There is always much debate amongst supporters as to which colour should be chosen, so the club have given the Watford faithful the opportunity to decide.

Fans can email their selection by writing 'Red or Black - RED' or 'Red or Black - BLACK' in the subject line of an e-mail which should be sent to themediateam@watfordfc.com.

Whichever colour receives the fewest votes will become second-choice in the event of a kit clash.

Duplicate emails sent from the same email account will not be valid.

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2:23pm Mon 19 May 14

Sealegs says...

Black - must be. They look like clowns in red.
Black - must be. They look like clowns in red. Sealegs
  • Score: 20

2:38pm Mon 19 May 14

Loyal Supporter says...

Smarter in Black with this particular style of kit I think
Smarter in Black with this particular style of kit I think Loyal Supporter
  • Score: 22

2:40pm Mon 19 May 14

1watford says...

Black
Black 1watford
  • Score: 15

2:42pm Mon 19 May 14

VOReason says...

Just vote you numb nuts!
Just vote you numb nuts! VOReason
  • Score: 2

2:42pm Mon 19 May 14

robo bovingdon says...

how about a 50/50 choice add a red stripe or a corner of red onto the black shorts but if it must be a choice then i would say black
how about a 50/50 choice add a red stripe or a corner of red onto the black shorts but if it must be a choice then i would say black robo bovingdon
  • Score: -5

2:43pm Mon 19 May 14

Surbiton says...

Nope red it is.....
Nope red it is..... Surbiton
  • Score: -9

2:54pm Mon 19 May 14

Larrythe Loafer 'Orn says...

Red - passion!
Red - passion! Larrythe Loafer 'Orn
  • Score: -14

3:06pm Mon 19 May 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

Whichever colour Matej Vydra would prefer to play in
Whichever colour Matej Vydra would prefer to play in JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 39

3:07pm Mon 19 May 14

Harry's Bar says...

Got to be black shorts, we look like a bunch of lifeguards in yellow and red.
Got to be black shorts, we look like a bunch of lifeguards in yellow and red. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 5

3:13pm Mon 19 May 14

Singhorn72 says...

Red Red Red!
Red Red Red! Singhorn72
  • Score: -9

3:19pm Mon 19 May 14

bristol hornet says...

Red, Red, Red,

Both our previous promotions to the Prem were based around the yellow and red, so it is an obvious choice for me.
Red, Red, Red, Both our previous promotions to the Prem were based around the yellow and red, so it is an obvious choice for me. bristol hornet
  • Score: -6

3:20pm Mon 19 May 14

bishopofwatford says...

We are known as the hornets which yellow and black.

Where is the red in that?
We are known as the hornets which yellow and black. Where is the red in that? bishopofwatford
  • Score: 16

3:30pm Mon 19 May 14

Graham27 says...

No shorts

That will frighten the opposition when going in for tackles
No shorts That will frighten the opposition when going in for tackles Graham27
  • Score: 22

3:31pm Mon 19 May 14

this is doyley!!! says...

Red Hornet!!!

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Red Hornet!!! http://www.asknature .org/images/uploads/ strategy/9b67f98df66 7a56bbe0462034a44053 7/med_246379557_b9d2 e301ba_o.jpg this is doyley!!!
  • Score: -7

3:31pm Mon 19 May 14

this is doyley!!! says...

Red Hornet!!!

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Red Hornet!!! http://www.asknature .org/images/uploads/ strategy/9b67f98df66 7a56bbe0462034a44053 7/med_246379557_b9d2 e301ba_o.jpg this is doyley!!!
  • Score: -8

3:51pm Mon 19 May 14

Sealegs says...

VOReason wrote:
Just vote you numb nuts!
It's called influencing opinion, numb nut.
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Just vote you numb nuts![/p][/quote]It's called influencing opinion, numb nut. Sealegs
  • Score: -1

3:52pm Mon 19 May 14

andyhooked says...

Did we not have a chance to vote a couple of weeks back? I did. YAWN!!!
Did we not have a chance to vote a couple of weeks back? I did. YAWN!!! andyhooked
  • Score: -6

3:53pm Mon 19 May 14

Sealegs says...

JohnnyBarnes wrote:
Whichever colour Matej Vydra would prefer to play in
I don't care how good he is - I don't want him if he likes red shorts.
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyBarnes[/bold] wrote: Whichever colour Matej Vydra would prefer to play in[/p][/quote]I don't care how good he is - I don't want him if he likes red shorts. Sealegs
  • Score: 3

3:53pm Mon 19 May 14

Sealegs says...

JohnnyBarnes wrote:
Whichever colour Matej Vydra would prefer to play in
I don't care how good he is - I don't want him if he likes red shorts.
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyBarnes[/bold] wrote: Whichever colour Matej Vydra would prefer to play in[/p][/quote]I don't care how good he is - I don't want him if he likes red shorts. Sealegs
  • Score: -5

3:54pm Mon 19 May 14

Sealegs says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Got to be black shorts, we look like a bunch of lifeguards in yellow and red.
Or, another way of putting it - it looks like it could be Brighton's away strip...
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Got to be black shorts, we look like a bunch of lifeguards in yellow and red.[/p][/quote]Or, another way of putting it - it looks like it could be Brighton's away strip... Sealegs
  • Score: 2

3:56pm Mon 19 May 14

JohnnyHornet says...

Sealegs wrote:
Black - must be. They look like clowns in red.
Black didn't assist the cause this year, some very clownish performances at times. Got to be red we get promoted in red.
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: Black - must be. They look like clowns in red.[/p][/quote]Black didn't assist the cause this year, some very clownish performances at times. Got to be red we get promoted in red. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 7

4:02pm Mon 19 May 14

vag1 says...

Yellow shorts.
Yellow shorts. vag1
  • Score: -4

4:31pm Mon 19 May 14

mark_123 says...

red
red mark_123
  • Score: 2

4:38pm Mon 19 May 14

andyhooked says...

OK black at home then red away. I go for balck always but would that keep everyone happy?
OK black at home then red away. I go for balck always but would that keep everyone happy? andyhooked
  • Score: 5

4:38pm Mon 19 May 14

84AGAIN says...

Just do black and red, it's not Danny Bakers sauce game and it's better than no shorts at all!
Just do black and red, it's not Danny Bakers sauce game and it's better than no shorts at all! 84AGAIN
  • Score: 8

4:45pm Mon 19 May 14

watford06 says...

i could not care less if they played in bright pink as long as we get on the winning trail and go up
i could not care less if they played in bright pink as long as we get on the winning trail and go up watford06
  • Score: 4

4:53pm Mon 19 May 14

Loyal Supporter says...

VOReason wrote:
Just vote you numb nuts!
I did....
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Just vote you numb nuts![/p][/quote]I did.... Loyal Supporter
  • Score: 5

4:53pm Mon 19 May 14

Loyal Supporter says...

VOReason wrote:
Just vote you numb nuts!
I did....
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Just vote you numb nuts![/p][/quote]I did.... Loyal Supporter
  • Score: -1

4:58pm Mon 19 May 14

Yellow&black says...

Please no red shorts, lacks style and looks like a Sunday pub team!
Please no red shorts, lacks style and looks like a Sunday pub team! Yellow&black
  • Score: 3

5:13pm Mon 19 May 14

Under The Scoreboard says...

Red
Red Under The Scoreboard
  • Score: -1

5:55pm Mon 19 May 14

DuffmanWFC says...

Gotta be black - red looks naff
All this stuff about promotions with red shorts yet we've been relegated on red on plenty of occasions!
Gotta be black - red looks naff All this stuff about promotions with red shorts yet we've been relegated on red on plenty of occasions! DuffmanWFC
  • Score: 8

6:19pm Mon 19 May 14

Travelling Hornet says...

Got to be RED , ask Vincent Tan!
Got to be RED , ask Vincent Tan! Travelling Hornet
  • Score: 3

6:48pm Mon 19 May 14

soulfulhornet says...

Graham27 wrote:
No shorts

That will frighten the opposition when going in for tackles
That would sort the men from the boys!!

My preference is red because it is unique (in the Football League) to us. Also my fondest memoires of success were in the gold/ red combination, on the otherhand a hornets' abdomen is gold/black.

What the hell - just give us a winning team.
[quote][p][bold]Graham27[/bold] wrote: No shorts That will frighten the opposition when going in for tackles[/p][/quote]That would sort the men from the boys!! My preference is red because it is unique (in the Football League) to us. Also my fondest memoires of success were in the gold/ red combination, on the otherhand a hornets' abdomen is gold/black. What the hell - just give us a winning team. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 8

6:50pm Mon 19 May 14

silver1977 says...

JohnnyBarnes wrote:
Whichever colour Matej Vydra would prefer to play in
wants to stay in prem
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyBarnes[/bold] wrote: Whichever colour Matej Vydra would prefer to play in[/p][/quote]wants to stay in prem silver1977
  • Score: 0

8:05pm Mon 19 May 14

mkhornet says...

bishopofwatford wrote:
We are known as the hornets which yellow and black.

Where is the red in that?
In the wild hornets can be Yellow and black, yellow and Red, or Yellow, black and red it just depends on which species it is. Yellow and black as a kit probably looks better but our 3 previous promotions to the top flight were in yellow and red and research has shown that teams with red in their kit tend to be more successful. So is it fashion or results mmmmm I'll go for red.
[quote][p][bold]bishopofwatford[/bold] wrote: We are known as the hornets which yellow and black. Where is the red in that?[/p][/quote]In the wild hornets can be Yellow and black, yellow and Red, or Yellow, black and red it just depends on which species it is. Yellow and black as a kit probably looks better but our 3 previous promotions to the top flight were in yellow and red and research has shown that teams with red in their kit tend to be more successful. So is it fashion or results mmmmm I'll go for red. mkhornet
  • Score: -1

8:21pm Mon 19 May 14

In GT We Trust says...

Black for the serious business of the league, red for the excitement of the cup.
Black for the serious business of the league, red for the excitement of the cup. In GT We Trust
  • Score: 1

8:32pm Mon 19 May 14

Watforce says...

Vincent Tan reckons red is lucky, so with luck like that black it is.
Vincent Tan reckons red is lucky, so with luck like that black it is. Watforce
  • Score: 16

8:51pm Mon 19 May 14

mickallen57 says...

Black shorts are best in my opinion with Harry the Hornet sting on the rear. With Dyer and Anya on the wings the opposition are going to need brown shorts . COYH .
Black shorts are best in my opinion with Harry the Hornet sting on the rear. With Dyer and Anya on the wings the opposition are going to need brown shorts . COYH . mickallen57
  • Score: 2

9:00pm Mon 19 May 14

ramage1996 says...

Red
Red ramage1996
  • Score: -1

9:09pm Mon 19 May 14

WatfordTed says...

UKIP say red shorts, we don't want black shorts at Watford.
UKIP say red shorts, we don't want black shorts at Watford. WatfordTed
  • Score: -2

9:10pm Mon 19 May 14

akureyri says...

I have voted but I think the Observer should have a picture of red shorts as well as the black.
I have voted but I think the Observer should have a picture of red shorts as well as the black. akureyri
  • Score: 5

9:38pm Mon 19 May 14

bornyellow says...

Vibrancy is different, id go for red...black is dull but than again all I want is promotion so its not important.....my favourite home kit was when we won the play-off finals in 99, What do others think...is it that important!..
Vibrancy is different, id go for red...black is dull but than again all I want is promotion so its not important.....my favourite home kit was when we won the play-off finals in 99, What do others think...is it that important!.. bornyellow
  • Score: 1

9:42pm Mon 19 May 14

Under The Scoreboard says...

With red shorts and yellow shirts I believe we stand out, look colourful and most importantly are unique.
With red shorts and yellow shirts I believe we stand out, look colourful and most importantly are unique. Under The Scoreboard
  • Score: 6

10:10pm Mon 19 May 14

Sahorn says...

British and Italian hornets are yellow and black with a red stinger to hurt the opposition.

Watford hornets have to be yellow and black with a red stripe/trim - it looks cool and dangerous.

Red and yellow hornets look naff ......
British and Italian hornets are yellow and black with a red stinger to hurt the opposition. Watford hornets have to be yellow and black with a red stripe/trim - it looks cool and dangerous. Red and yellow hornets look naff ...... Sahorn
  • Score: 3

10:14pm Mon 19 May 14

PMJ1966 says...

Black shorts & black socks with red trim (as worn by Troy et al when he scored that goal)
Black shorts & black socks with red trim (as worn by Troy et al when he scored that goal) PMJ1966
  • Score: -5

10:17pm Mon 19 May 14

Hornet Cornet says...

How can shorts stimulate so much chat?

HC

P.S: My vote's for red
How can shorts stimulate so much chat? HC P.S: My vote's for red Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 0

11:30pm Mon 19 May 14

Sydneyhornet says...

Black
Black Sydneyhornet
  • Score: 3

5:41am Tue 20 May 14

Singhorn72 says...

I started following Watford in the 80's because of their striking yellow and red combination. There are not many teams with this combination and it's stands out. At that time if they were in yellow and black I would have supported Aston Villa. They were the first team I actually liked but once I saw Watford and their striking colours that was it! I'm glued to them till now and forever!
I started following Watford in the 80's because of their striking yellow and red combination. There are not many teams with this combination and it's stands out. At that time if they were in yellow and black I would have supported Aston Villa. They were the first team I actually liked but once I saw Watford and their striking colours that was it! I'm glued to them till now and forever! Singhorn72
  • Score: 1

6:40am Tue 20 May 14

Under The Scoreboard says...

Singhorn72 wrote:
I started following Watford in the 80's because of their striking yellow and red combination. There are not many teams with this combination and it's stands out. At that time if they were in yellow and black I would have supported Aston Villa. They were the first team I actually liked but once I saw Watford and their striking colours that was it! I'm glued to them till now and forever!
Totally agree.
[quote][p][bold]Singhorn72[/bold] wrote: I started following Watford in the 80's because of their striking yellow and red combination. There are not many teams with this combination and it's stands out. At that time if they were in yellow and black I would have supported Aston Villa. They were the first team I actually liked but once I saw Watford and their striking colours that was it! I'm glued to them till now and forever![/p][/quote]Totally agree. Under The Scoreboard
  • Score: 0

7:04am Tue 20 May 14

Under The Scoreboard says...

My retro gnome in the garden wears red shorts so that swings it for me :-)
My retro gnome in the garden wears red shorts so that swings it for me :-) Under The Scoreboard
  • Score: 0

7:16am Tue 20 May 14

Sealegs says...

mickallen57 wrote:
Black shorts are best in my opinion with Harry the Hornet sting on the rear. With Dyer and Anya on the wings the opposition are going to need brown shorts . COYH .
I wonder who you would suggest goes on the lower front - Marlon King perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]mickallen57[/bold] wrote: Black shorts are best in my opinion with Harry the Hornet sting on the rear. With Dyer and Anya on the wings the opposition are going to need brown shorts . COYH .[/p][/quote]I wonder who you would suggest goes on the lower front - Marlon King perhaps? Sealegs
  • Score: 1

8:21am Tue 20 May 14

mellow yellow says...

Black.

And on an unrelated note, the Yeovil keeper seems to be making noises about an approach from Watford, and stating that 'both their goalkeepers seem to be leaving'... Hmmmm.
Black. And on an unrelated note, the Yeovil keeper seems to be making noises about an approach from Watford, and stating that 'both their goalkeepers seem to be leaving'... Hmmmm. mellow yellow
  • Score: -1

8:27am Tue 20 May 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

Congrats to Granada, by the way... securing La Liga status for another season!

Good news.
Congrats to Granada, by the way... securing La Liga status for another season! Good news. JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 5

9:03am Tue 20 May 14

WirralHornet64 says...

Under The Scoreboard wrote:
With red shorts and yellow shirts I believe we stand out, look colourful and most importantly are unique.
Apart from Partick Thistle
[quote][p][bold]Under The Scoreboard[/bold] wrote: With red shorts and yellow shirts I believe we stand out, look colourful and most importantly are unique.[/p][/quote]Apart from Partick Thistle WirralHornet64
  • Score: 2

9:04am Tue 20 May 14

VOReason says...

Sealegs wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Just vote you numb nuts!
It's called influencing opinion, numb nut.
It's a straight forward decision, even I don't need your powers of persuasion on this one.

People died for the right to a secret vote, the days when people are bullied into how they vote went out over 100 years ago!
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Just vote you numb nuts![/p][/quote]It's called influencing opinion, numb nut.[/p][/quote]It's a straight forward decision, even I don't need your powers of persuasion on this one. People died for the right to a secret vote, the days when people are bullied into how they vote went out over 100 years ago! VOReason
  • Score: 2

9:10am Tue 20 May 14

Sealegs says...

VOReason wrote:
Sealegs wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Just vote you numb nuts!
It's called influencing opinion, numb nut.
It's a straight forward decision, even I don't need your powers of persuasion on this one.

People died for the right to a secret vote, the days when people are bullied into how they vote went out over 100 years ago!
Yeah right, ok......zzzzzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Just vote you numb nuts![/p][/quote]It's called influencing opinion, numb nut.[/p][/quote]It's a straight forward decision, even I don't need your powers of persuasion on this one. People died for the right to a secret vote, the days when people are bullied into how they vote went out over 100 years ago![/p][/quote]Yeah right, ok......zzzzzzzzzzzz Sealegs
  • Score: 0

9:13am Tue 20 May 14

Sealegs says...

WirralHornet64 wrote:
Under The Scoreboard wrote:
With red shorts and yellow shirts I believe we stand out, look colourful and most importantly are unique.
Apart from Partick Thistle
All are correct.

Also correct are "lower division", frivolous, cheap, gaudy, clown-like and gay.
[quote][p][bold]WirralHornet64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Under The Scoreboard[/bold] wrote: With red shorts and yellow shirts I believe we stand out, look colourful and most importantly are unique.[/p][/quote]Apart from Partick Thistle[/p][/quote]All are correct. Also correct are "lower division", frivolous, cheap, gaudy, clown-like and gay. Sealegs
  • Score: -3

9:20am Tue 20 May 14

Under The Scoreboard says...

Sealegs wrote:
WirralHornet64 wrote:
Under The Scoreboard wrote:
With red shorts and yellow shirts I believe we stand out, look colourful and most importantly are unique.
Apart from Partick Thistle
All are correct.

Also correct are "lower division", frivolous, cheap, gaudy, clown-like and gay.
Just a personal opinion but whenever I watch my 84 cup final dvd or watch us on the big match revisited from the late 70s/early 80s (doesn't seem to be on now), I think we look great in yellow and red.
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WirralHornet64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Under The Scoreboard[/bold] wrote: With red shorts and yellow shirts I believe we stand out, look colourful and most importantly are unique.[/p][/quote]Apart from Partick Thistle[/p][/quote]All are correct. Also correct are "lower division", frivolous, cheap, gaudy, clown-like and gay.[/p][/quote]Just a personal opinion but whenever I watch my 84 cup final dvd or watch us on the big match revisited from the late 70s/early 80s (doesn't seem to be on now), I think we look great in yellow and red. Under The Scoreboard
  • Score: 5

9:33am Tue 20 May 14

blissyboy says...

andyhooked wrote:
Did we not have a chance to vote a couple of weeks back? I did. YAWN!!!
No mate - that was just a straw poll by the Wobby. You have to email to actually vote.
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: Did we not have a chance to vote a couple of weeks back? I did. YAWN!!![/p][/quote]No mate - that was just a straw poll by the Wobby. You have to email to actually vote. blissyboy
  • Score: 1

11:02am Tue 20 May 14

bristol hornet says...

All our promotions have been with RED.

So it is RED for me.
All our promotions have been with RED. So it is RED for me. bristol hornet
  • Score: 1

11:16am Tue 20 May 14

Boosey says...

The shirt has a black trim, so black shorts, if shirt had red then red shorts!
The shirt has a black trim, so black shorts, if shirt had red then red shorts! Boosey
  • Score: 1

11:51am Tue 20 May 14

the sniper says...

Who gives a flying #¥€% what colour shorts they play in, most of us go to watch football not a fashion show!!! It's a winning team we want!!!
Who gives a flying #¥€% what colour shorts they play in, most of us go to watch football not a fashion show!!! It's a winning team we want!!! the sniper
  • Score: 0

9:48pm Tue 20 May 14

gloryhornet4 says...

bishopofwatford wrote:
We are known as the hornets which yellow and black.

Where is the red in that?
Stamp on the little ****ers you will see the red
[quote][p][bold]bishopofwatford[/bold] wrote: We are known as the hornets which yellow and black. Where is the red in that?[/p][/quote]Stamp on the little ****ers you will see the red gloryhornet4
  • Score: 0

1:48pm Wed 21 May 14

G_Whiz says...

Any colour...... As long as they are nice and tight!
Any colour...... As long as they are nice and tight! G_Whiz
  • Score: 0

11:24am Thu 22 May 14

longcliffe says...

Who cares?
Who cares? longcliffe
  • Score: 0

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