Watford still searching for opponents for pre-season friendly - or friendlies - to take place over the weekend of July 25

Hornets head coach Beppe Sannino. Picture: Holly Cant

Hornets head coach Beppe Sannino. Picture: Holly Cant

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Watford have confirmed they are still looking for a pre-season friendly – or friendlies – next weekend.

The Hornets, as of this afternoon, have been unable to arrange any fixtures for the weekend of July 25-27.

We understand the Golden Boys were looking at the possibility of a double header in Scotland last week but nothing has yet to be agreed.

Watford today confirmed they were trying to arrange “a game or games” for that weekend.

However, the club also “strongly advised” supporters that they should not book travel for any fixtures without them confirming the game will take place.

The Golden Boys play their first UK friendly of the summer on Saturday as they make the trip to League Two side Shrewsbury Town.

The match kicks off at 3pm and tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for seniors (over-65), disabled supporters, students and under-16s while under-11s will be charged £1.

A Watford Under-21 side consisting of Academy scholars and young professionals take on Wealdstone next Wednesday (July 23).

The game kicks off at 7.45pm and tickets are available on the day and are priced at £10 for adults, £5 concessions and £2 for under-16s.

The Hornets’ first team then take on Coventry City at Boreham Wood’s Meadow Park on Wednesday, July 30. Kick-off is at 7.30pm.

Places in a seated stand cost £16 while it’s £12 for standing, concessions, under-16s and senior citizens (standing) cost £8.

Watford’s only pre-season friendly at Vicarage Road is against fellow Pozzo-owned club Udinese at 3pm on Saturday, August 2.

Adult tickets for that game cost £3 and all money raised from ticket sales for the match, after the costs of staging the game are covered, will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

Tickets for under-16s are priced at £1 while it will be £2 for concessions.

The Hornets’ Under-21 squad are back in action on Wednesday, August 6 when they face Hemel Hempstead Town. Ticket prices for that match have yet to be announced.

An Under-18 side take on Kings Langley on Friday at Gaywood Park. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £1 concessions.

The Academy team then face Oxford United at home on Saturday, July 26 and Queens Park Rangers away on Tuesday, July 29.

The Under-18s are expected to have other behind-closed-doors games.

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5:31pm Thu 17 Jul 14

D.unstable says...

Ok, the first XI to register an interest are in the team...let's do this!!!

Down the park and I'm on the right side of midfield. We can beat this lot.
Ok, the first XI to register an interest are in the team...let's do this!!! Down the park and I'm on the right side of midfield. We can beat this lot. D.unstable
  • Score: 10

5:32pm Thu 17 Jul 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Cant we play 8 a side with Blackpool?
Cant we play 8 a side with Blackpool? gloryhornet4
  • Score: 12

5:35pm Thu 17 Jul 14

chadderton orn says...

Granada should have been playing Blackpool next weekend, And Blackpool have canceled there trip there Get Granada over for a game Then next season we return the favour, or I'm sure 11 watford fans could give you a game, count me out I'm to old.
Granada should have been playing Blackpool next weekend, And Blackpool have canceled there trip there Get Granada over for a game Then next season we return the favour, or I'm sure 11 watford fans could give you a game, count me out I'm to old. chadderton orn
  • Score: 9

5:36pm Thu 17 Jul 14

bornyellow says...

Know its not related but news is we are interested Luciano Becchio...as are Leeds.....Why Becchio when you can have a Deeney..
Know its not related but news is we are interested Luciano Becchio...as are Leeds.....Why Becchio when you can have a Deeney.. bornyellow
  • Score: -4

5:39pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Chris the Vic says...

I thought that Hearts or Hibs were playing next weekend in a tournament against Annan. Were they ever available for a friendly????????????
I thought that Hearts or Hibs were playing next weekend in a tournament against Annan. Were they ever available for a friendly???????????? Chris the Vic
  • Score: 0

5:50pm Thu 17 Jul 14

joners in spain says...

It's got to be Granada, if there game with Blackpool, has been cancelled. Surely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!
It's got to be Granada, if there game with Blackpool, has been cancelled. Surely!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! joners in spain
  • Score: 4

5:54pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Boosey says...

bornyellow wrote:
Know its not related but news is we are interested Luciano Becchio...as are Leeds.....Why Becchio when you can have a Deeney..
Why not have both?
[quote][p][bold]bornyellow[/bold] wrote: Know its not related but news is we are interested Luciano Becchio...as are Leeds.....Why Becchio when you can have a Deeney..[/p][/quote]Why not have both? Boosey
  • Score: 6

7:06pm Thu 17 Jul 14

jimbowfc says...

Granada seems to be the obvious choice, the "The Pozzo Cup" could be on :-)
Granada seems to be the obvious choice, the "The Pozzo Cup" could be on :-) jimbowfc
  • Score: 6

7:09pm Thu 17 Jul 14

exeterhornet says...

No chadderton, I am 50 miles from Granada and don't go home until the 29th so please send the boys over here. Not that I'm selfish you understand.
No chadderton, I am 50 miles from Granada and don't go home until the 29th so please send the boys over here. Not that I'm selfish you understand. exeterhornet
  • Score: 3

8:04pm Thu 17 Jul 14

jasonwatford says...

Scum Town ???
Scum Town ??? jasonwatford
  • Score: -15

8:36pm Thu 17 Jul 14

bornyellow says...

Boosey wrote:
bornyellow wrote:
Know its not related but news is we are interested Luciano Becchio...as are Leeds.....Why Becchio when you can have a Deeney..
Why not have both?
didnt think of that...
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bornyellow[/bold] wrote: Know its not related but news is we are interested Luciano Becchio...as are Leeds.....Why Becchio when you can have a Deeney..[/p][/quote]Why not have both?[/p][/quote]didnt think of that... bornyellow
  • Score: 4

9:04pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Cuthbert007 says...

bornyellow wrote:
Boosey wrote:
bornyellow wrote:
Know its not related but news is we are interested Luciano Becchio...as are Leeds.....Why Becchio when you can have a Deeney..
Why not have both?
didnt think of that...
Good shout.
[quote][p][bold]bornyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bornyellow[/bold] wrote: Know its not related but news is we are interested Luciano Becchio...as are Leeds.....Why Becchio when you can have a Deeney..[/p][/quote]Why not have both?[/p][/quote]didnt think of that...[/p][/quote]Good shout. Cuthbert007
  • Score: 3

10:12pm Thu 17 Jul 14

croxley46 says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Scum Town ???
Yes, why not Luton ? - oh, hang on though, that wouldn't be a "friendly", certainly not between the supporters anyway !
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Scum Town ???[/p][/quote]Yes, why not Luton ? - oh, hang on though, that wouldn't be a "friendly", certainly not between the supporters anyway ! croxley46
  • Score: 2

1:06am Fri 18 Jul 14

Bush Hornet says...

joners in spain wrote:
It's got to be Granada, if there game with Blackpool, has been cancelled. Surely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!
Way too many exclamation marks - I'm thumbing you down
[quote][p][bold]joners in spain[/bold] wrote: It's got to be Granada, if there game with Blackpool, has been cancelled. Surely!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!![/p][/quote]Way too many exclamation marks - I'm thumbing you down Bush Hornet
  • Score: 1

1:10am Fri 18 Jul 14

Bush Hornet says...

Chris the Vic wrote:
I thought that Hearts or Hibs were playing next weekend in a tournament against Annan. Were they ever available for a friendly????????????
That's 12 question marks for one little question chris. I have to thumb it down
[quote][p][bold]Chris the Vic[/bold] wrote: I thought that Hearts or Hibs were playing next weekend in a tournament against Annan. Were they ever available for a friendly????????????[/p][/quote]That's 12 question marks for one little question chris. I have to thumb it down Bush Hornet
  • Score: 0

1:14am Fri 18 Jul 14

Bush Hornet says...

croxley46 wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Scum Town ???
Yes, why not Luton ? - oh, hang on though, that wouldn't be a "friendly", certainly not between the supporters anyway !
Yes please I'd like to play them in a meaningless match. Who knows maybe no one will get lairy and we could all have a group hug !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!
???????????!??!!????
???????????
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????
??????
[quote][p][bold]croxley46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Scum Town ???[/p][/quote]Yes, why not Luton ? - oh, hang on though, that wouldn't be a "friendly", certainly not between the supporters anyway ![/p][/quote]Yes please I'd like to play them in a meaningless match. Who knows maybe no one will get lairy and we could all have a group hug !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! ???????????!??!!???? ??????????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!??????? ?????? Bush Hornet
  • Score: 0

1:15am Fri 18 Jul 14

Bush Hornet says...

Admittedly it's late and I've had a couple of drinks
Admittedly it's late and I've had a couple of drinks Bush Hornet
  • Score: 2

1:17am Fri 18 Jul 14

Bush Hornet says...

Btw my auntie earns £50 per hour and so could you. She just bought an old Ferrari off Gino Pozzo and it's an absolute beauty
Btw my auntie earns £50 per hour and so could you. She just bought an old Ferrari off Gino Pozzo and it's an absolute beauty Bush Hornet
  • Score: 5

1:24am Fri 18 Jul 14

Bush Hornet says...

Love you my fellow horns. So sorry I didn't go to bed earlier. It's gonna be a great season. We will get a lot of stick from envious idiots. Prepare yourselves for brickbats and more 'loophole' accusations. We're going up this time. Enjoy.

Bush out X
Love you my fellow horns. So sorry I didn't go to bed earlier. It's gonna be a great season. We will get a lot of stick from envious idiots. Prepare yourselves for brickbats and more 'loophole' accusations. We're going up this time. Enjoy. Bush out X Bush Hornet
  • Score: 2

9:08am Fri 18 Jul 14

hornetsteve says...

joners in spain wrote:
It's got to be Granada, if there game with Blackpool, has been cancelled. Surely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!
this is very poor planning on WFC's part pre season friendlies should surely be in place before the end of the previous season! lets hope we can get Granada or some decent British club sorted pdq come on wfc lets have a annual pozzo cup on the lines of arsenals emirates cup! Granada,watford, udinese,+one other taking place rotating where it takes place each year gfc, ufc,wfc, etc it would make a great week away seeing the other pozzo clubs & perhaps wfc could arrange some travel package's visit to the training ground tour of the stadium etc come on wfc get your pre season act together
[quote][p][bold]joners in spain[/bold] wrote: It's got to be Granada, if there game with Blackpool, has been cancelled. Surely!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!![/p][/quote]this is very poor planning on WFC's part pre season friendlies should surely be in place before the end of the previous season! lets hope we can get Granada or some decent British club sorted pdq come on wfc lets have a annual pozzo cup on the lines of arsenals emirates cup! Granada,watford, udinese,+one other taking place rotating where it takes place each year gfc, ufc,wfc, etc it would make a great week away seeing the other pozzo clubs & perhaps wfc could arrange some travel package's visit to the training ground tour of the stadium etc come on wfc get your pre season act together hornetsteve
  • Score: 5

9:59am Fri 18 Jul 14

MainStandShambles says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Love you my fellow horns. So sorry I didn't go to bed earlier. It's gonna be a great season. We will get a lot of stick from envious idiots. Prepare yourselves for brickbats and more 'loophole' accusations. We're going up this time. Enjoy.

Bush out X
I do sympathise Bush Hornet but I enjoyed your late night ramblings.

I'm a jazz musician who keeps anti-social hours and sometimes gravitate to the keyboard with a drink to unwind. It's a very good distraction technique!

Like you, I feel we're in for a great season but let's all enjoy each match as it comes and hope we get the outcome we all want.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: Love you my fellow horns. So sorry I didn't go to bed earlier. It's gonna be a great season. We will get a lot of stick from envious idiots. Prepare yourselves for brickbats and more 'loophole' accusations. We're going up this time. Enjoy. Bush out X[/p][/quote]I do sympathise Bush Hornet but I enjoyed your late night ramblings. I'm a jazz musician who keeps anti-social hours and sometimes gravitate to the keyboard with a drink to unwind. It's a very good distraction technique! Like you, I feel we're in for a great season but let's all enjoy each match as it comes and hope we get the outcome we all want. MainStandShambles
  • Score: 1

10:57am Fri 18 Jul 14

Bush Hornet says...

MainStandShambles wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
Love you my fellow horns. So sorry I didn't go to bed earlier. It's gonna be a great season. We will get a lot of stick from envious idiots. Prepare yourselves for brickbats and more 'loophole' accusations. We're going up this time. Enjoy.

Bush out X
I do sympathise Bush Hornet but I enjoyed your late night ramblings.

I'm a jazz musician who keeps anti-social hours and sometimes gravitate to the keyboard with a drink to unwind. It's a very good distraction technique!

Like you, I feel we're in for a great season but let's all enjoy each match as it comes and hope we get the outcome we all want.
Thanks MainStand. It was exactly like that last night. Sometimes you just need to unwind, esp after a tough gig. Je regret rien!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]MainStandShambles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: Love you my fellow horns. So sorry I didn't go to bed earlier. It's gonna be a great season. We will get a lot of stick from envious idiots. Prepare yourselves for brickbats and more 'loophole' accusations. We're going up this time. Enjoy. Bush out X[/p][/quote]I do sympathise Bush Hornet but I enjoyed your late night ramblings. I'm a jazz musician who keeps anti-social hours and sometimes gravitate to the keyboard with a drink to unwind. It's a very good distraction technique! Like you, I feel we're in for a great season but let's all enjoy each match as it comes and hope we get the outcome we all want.[/p][/quote]Thanks MainStand. It was exactly like that last night. Sometimes you just need to unwind, esp after a tough gig. Je regret rien!!!!!! Bush Hornet
  • Score: -1

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