This was reported by the Watford Observer on 7 May 1898. It was agreed that the two clubs should complete their remaining fixtures for the season. The new club was named Watford Football Club. Long-serving Skilly Williams was Watford’s first-choice goalkeeper between 1914 and 1926. Following relegation to the Southern League Second Division in 1903, Watford appointed its first manager ...
Luther Blissett: He is the club’s all-time leading scorer with 186 goals in 503 appearances. He was part of the team that won promotion to the First Division in 1982 and finished second in 1983. He also played for England 14 times, scoring three goals
Following the relegation, Taylor became Director of Football, with former Watford midfielder Kenny Jackett as manager. After a mid-table finish in Division Two in 1996 – 1997, Jackett was demoted to the position of assistant manager. Taylor returned as manager and won the Second Division title in 1997 – 1998 – Watford’s second league title under his management. A second ...
In 2003: Watford FC reaches the semi-finals of the League Cup for the first time since 1987, where it loses to Liverpool 2–0 on aggregate. Ray Lewington is the manager and Heiðar Helguson is the top scorer with 20 goals
In 2006: Watford FC wins promotion back to the Premier League by beating Leeds United 3–0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley. Jay DeMerit, James Chambers and Darius Henderson score for Watford. Aidy Boothroyd is the manager and Marlon King is the top scorer with 22 goals.
In 2015: Watford FC wins promotion back to the Premier League as runners-up of the Championship under manager Slaviša Jokanović.
History of the Watford FC
Watford FC is a professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. Founded in 1881 as Watford Rovers and later renamed simply Watford Football Club, the team has been competing at the highest level of English football since its promotion to the Premier League in 2015.
The Hornets have had an impressive history over their 139 years of existence. They reached the peak of success when they won both Division One (now known as Championship) and FA Cup titles during Graham Taylor's tenure from 1977-1987 - becoming one of only four clubs outside London to win either trophy since World War II. They also achieved two promotions into the top flight between 2006-2015 under manager Aidy Boothroyd before gaining promotion into Premier League for the first time, with Slavisa Jokanovic leading them there in the 2014/15 season after the 8th-place finish that year.
Since joining Premier League ranks again after a long absence back then, The Hornets have managed some impressive results, such as staying up for consecutive seasons without any relegations or major struggles against relegation each year despite having limited resources compared to other teams around them on the table; which speaks volumes about how well coached this squad is by current Head Coach Nigel Pearson who took charge midway through 2019/20 campaign & led his side away from danger zone towards relative safety end season last term!
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1898 - Present / Watford Football Club
1896 - 1898 / West Hertfordshire
1881 - 1896 / Watford Rovers
The nickname for Watford was also taken from the colors of their kit, yellow and black – making them ‘The Hornets’. The crest of the club used to have a hornet on it until it was changed to picture a hart, (a male deer) as the county of Hertfordshire, where Watford is, contains many deer.
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1922 - Present / Vicarage Road
1890 - 1922 / West Herts Sports Ground
1889 - 1890 / Colney Butts Meadow
1883 - 1889 / Rose and Crown Meadow
1881 - 1883 / Cassiobury Park
2012 - Present / Gino Pozzo
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