2010–11 Watford F.C. season

Watford
2010–11 season
Chairman Graham Taylor
Manager Malky Mackay
Stadium Vicarage Road
Football League Championship 14th
FA Cup Fourth round (eliminated by Brighton & Hove Albion)
League Cup Second round (eliminated by Notts County)
Top goalscorer League: Danny Graham: 24
All: Danny Graham: 27
Highest home attendance 15,538
(vs. Queens Park Rangers, 30 April 2011)
Lowest home attendance League: 10,620
(vs Preston North End, 15 February 2011)
Cup: 6,434
(vs. Notts County, 24 August 2010)
Home colours
Away colours

Watford Football Club (also known simply as Watford, or as The Hornets) is an English association football club from the town of Watford, in Hertfordshire. The 2010–11 English football season officially began on 1 July 2010, and ended on 30 June 2011, although Watford only played competitive fixtures between August and May. The team competed in the Football League Championship for the fourth consecutive season, following relegation from the Premier League in 2006–07.[1] The club chairman was Graham Taylor, who as a manager took Watford from the Fourth Division to the top division of English football. Their manager was Malky Mackay, and their captain was central midfielder John Eustace.

Background

Watford sold several key players at the start of 2009–10, including 2008–09 Watford F.C. Player of the Season Tommy Smith, highest earner Jobi McAnuff and Hungary international striker Tamás Priskin. The team did well in their opening game, and were briefly in contention for a playoff position early in the season, but a series of postponements, poor away form and a run of one win in twelve games took Watford to within a point of relegation by April. A 3–0 home win in the penultimate game against Reading secured survival, and a 4–0 win at Coventry City on the last day of the season elevated Watford to a final position of 16th, as well as ending the team's six-month wait for an away win.

As part of financial restructuring at the club, a number of players on higher wages whose contracts expired in June 2010 were allowed to leave the club on free transfers. These included captain and USA international Jay DeMerit, former Chelsea player Jon Harley and ex-Rotherham United striker Will Hoskins.[2] Young goalkeeper Jonathan North and winger Billy Gibson were both also released. Manager Malky Mackay did, however, decide to retain the services of Liam Henderson and Dale Bennett after the duo triggered one-year extension options in their contracts.[3]

Pre-season

Watford began pre-season training on 1 July 2010, the same day that Tom Aldred and Rene Gilmartin officially became Watford players. The team's first friendly match was a 5–0 away win at local side Boreham Wood, in which Will Buckley scored a hat-trick. The club played several further away fixtures against local, lower division sides in July. Their only defeat in these fixtures was a 1–0 loss to Barnet at Underhill Stadium. Their final friendly gamethe only pre-season match at Vicarage Roadwas a 1–0 win against League One team Charlton Athletic, with Danny Graham scoring the only goal of the game.[4] Graham was Watford's top scorer in pre-season fixtures, with four goals. Buckley and Stephen McGinn scored three goals each, Marvin Sordell scored two, and John Eustace scored one.[5] Striker Troy Deeney joined Watford in the week after the Charlton match.

Legend

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed (P–P)

10 July 2010 Borehamwood 0–5 Watford Meadow Park, Borehamwood
[6]  10', 13', 41' Buckley
 15' Graham
 17' McGinn
17 July 2010 St Albans City 0–2 Watford Clarence Park, St Albans
[7]  34' Eustace
 58' McGinn
Attendance: 925
21 July 2010 Barnet 1–0 Watford Underhill Stadium, Barnet
Holmes  77' [8] Attendance: 898
24 July 2010 Northampton Town 3–3 Watford Sixfields Stadium
Jacobs  12', 19'
Purcell  40'
[9]  26', 77' Graham
 81' Sordell
Attendance: 1,722
31 July 2010 Watford 1–0 Charlton Athletic Vicarage Road, Watford
Graham  8' [4] Attendance: 2,097

Football League Championship

A total of 24 teams competed in the Football League Championship in the 2010–11 season. Each team played 46 matches; two against every other team, with one match played at each club's stadium. Three points were awarded for each win, one for a draw, and none for defeats. The provisional fixture list was released on 17 June 2010, but was subject to change in the event of clashes with other competitions, inclement weather, extraordinary circumstances, or matches being selected for television coverage. For instance, Watford's opening match of the season at Norwich City was moved from 7 August to 6 August, thus becoming the first game of the 2010–11 Football League.[11]

August

In the televised opening game of the season, away to Norwich City, Watford captain John Eustace scored the first goal of the 2010–11 Football League, after 14 minutes of play.[12] Striker Danny Graham doubled Watford's lead before half time. Norwich pulled a goal back shortly after the interval, before Graham restored Watford's two-goal cushion in the 82nd minute. Norwich defender Michael Nelson halved Watford's lead in injury time, but the Hornets held on to win 3–2.[13] The team's next league fixture was a home match against Coventry City, managed by former Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd. For the second match in succession, Watford took the lead, with winger Will Buckley opening the scoring just before half time. Former Coventry player Eustace scored Watford's second; an overhead volley that was later voted Goal of the Season by Watford fans.[14] Watford led going into the last five minutes of the game, but Coventry secured a draw with late goals from David Bell and Lukas Jutkiewicz.

The Hornets extended their unbeaten start to the season a week later. Their 0–0 draw at Hull City marked Watford's first clean sheet of 2010–11, but also the first time that the team had failed to score.[15][16] Their unbeaten run ended in their final game of the month, at home to newly promoted Leeds United. Leeds captain Richard Naylor scored the only goal of the game in the 6th minute, while Troy Deeney made his first start for Watford in the absence of Graham.[17]

September

After a two-week break for international matches, Watford hosted Doncaster Rovers on 11 September. Watford trailed 1–0 at half time, before taking a 2–1 lead with a brace from Marvin Sordell. Although behind after 90 minutes, Doncaster salvaged a draw with an injury time equaliser from George Friend.[18] Sordell scored an early goal three days later at Bristol City. Graham doubled Watford's advantage shortly after half time, to give his team a second league win of the season.[19]

The team's next opponents were Millwall, a side managed by ex-Watford player and manager Kenny Jackett. The Hornets thrashed their opponents 6–1. Central defenders Adrian Mariappa and Martin Taylor and loanee Jordon Mutch scored their first goals of the season, while Graham, Sordell and Eustace also scored for Watford.[20] This result took Watford into the playoff places, and was later voted by supporters as the Team Performance of the Season.[16]

Watford's wait for a first home league win of the campaign ended on 25 September, against Middlesbrough. Graham scored the opening goal after 17 seconds, and Watford were 3–0 up after 20 minutes. Middlesbrough scored a late consolation through an own goal from Mariappa, to make the final score 3–1.[21] In the last game of the month, Watford hosted Swansea City, managed by Malky Mackay's predecessor, Brendan Rodgers. In contrast to the previous game, Watford trailed 2–0 at half time, and 3–0 after 70 minutes. Goals from substitute Troy Deeney and Martin Taylor reduced Watford's deficit to one goal, but Rodgers' side held on to win 3–2.[22] Despite the defeat, Watford finished the month in a playoff position.[16]

October

Watford started October with a 1–0 away win at Sheffield United, with Sordell scoring the game's only goal. After a two-week gap in the fixture list for international matches, the Hornets travelled to Portsmouth. Watford trailed 1–0 at half time, to a goal from Hayden Mullins. They equalised through Martin Taylor after 67 minutes, and Stephen McGinn's first league goal of the season three minutes later gave Watford the lead. However, Portsmouth equalised shortly afterwards, and Michael Brown scored Portsmouth's winner in the 80th minute. McGinn doubled his league tally three days later, opening the scoring at home to Ipswich Town, before Sordell doubled Watford's advantage. Ipswich improved in the second half, following the introduction of substitute Connor Wickham. After conceding in the 69th minute, Watford held on for a 2–1 win.

The team's next opponents were Scunthorpe United, who along with Watford had been tipped for relegation in 2010–11. Scunthorpe started strongly. They took the lead on 28 minutes, doubling their advantage shortly before half time. Watford improved after the break, but where unable to prevent a 2–0 defeat. Watford's final match of October was a trip to Pride Park, to face Derby County. In front of 27,119 spectators, the home side took a two-goal lead in the first half. Matthew Whichelow's first senior goal reduced Watford's deficit, but goals from Tomasz Cywka and Shefki Kuqi consigned Watford to a 4–1 defeat, which took them out of the playoff places.

November

After defeat at Derby County, Watford hosted Derby's rivals, Nottingham Forest. Mutch scored the opening goal with a header after three minutes, before Lewis McGugan equalised midway through the first half. Both teams created goal scoring opportunities in the second half, but the match finished 1–1.

Watford's next two games were away from home, to Crystal Palace and Burnley. The two matches followed a very similar pattern. In each match, the home side scored the opening goal in the first half. Watford were able to take 2–1 leads shortly into the second halves, but on each occasion the home side came back to win 3–2. Mackay expressed frustration at his side's inability to score goals against Palace, after creating nine chances in the first half. He was critical of the referee's decision to award Burnley a penalty, but made clear that there is "no room for hard luck stories" in football.

Results

6 August 2010 Norwich City 2–3 Watford Carrow Road, Norwich
Crofts  52'
Nelson  90+1'
[13]  24', 81' Graham
 14' Eustace
Attendance: 24,348
Referee: Nigel Miller
14 August 2010 Watford 2–2 Coventry City Vicarage Road, Watford
Buckley  45 + 3'
Eustace  58'
[23]  88' Bell
 90 + 1' Jutkiewicz (pen.)
Attendance: 12,813
Referee: Trevor Kettle[n 1]
21 August 2010 Hull City 0–0 Watford KC Stadium, Kingston upon Hull
[15] Attendance: 20,426
Referee: Scott Mathieson
28 August 2010 Watford 0–1 Leeds United Vicarage Road, Watford
[25]  6' Naylor Attendance: 14,039
Referee: James Linington
11 September 2010 Watford 2–2 Doncaster Rovers Vicarage Road, Watford
Sordell  63', 70' [18]  6' Gillett
 90+3' Friend
Attendance: 15,101
Referee: Darren Sheldrake
14 September 2010 Bristol City 0–2 Watford Ashton Gate, Bristol
[19]  3' Sordell
 47' Graham
Attendance: 13,998
Referee: Phil Gibbs
18 September 2010 Millwall 1–6 Watford The Den, London
Trotter  56' [20]  7' Eustace
 13' Mutch
 45+2' Sordell
 54' Mariappa
 77' Graham
 90+1' M Taylor
Attendance: 12,562
Referee: Rob Shoebridge
25 September 2010 Watford 3–1 Middlesbrough Vicarage Road, Watford
Graham  1', 20'
Mutch  11'
[21]  77' (o.g.) Mariappa Attendance: 12,185
Referee: Fred Graham
28 September 2010 Watford 2–3 Swansea City Vicarage Road, Watford
Deeney  76'
M Taylor  85'
[22]  11' Sinclair
 30' Dobbie
 69' Nouble
Attendance: 11,485
Referee: Iain Williamson
2 October 2010 Sheffield United 0–1 Watford Bramall Lane, Sheffield
[26]  16' Sordell Attendance: 22,433
Referee: Colin Webster
16 October 2010 Portsmouth 3–2 Watford Fratton Park, Portsmouth
Mullins  17'
Kitson  72'
Brown  80'
[27]  67' M Taylor
 70' McGinn
Attendance: 16,606
Referee: Danny McDermid
19 October 2010 Watford 2–1 Ipswich Town Vicarage Road, Watford
McGinn  41'
Sordell  43'
[28]  69' Norris Attendance: 11,836
Referee: Graham Scott
23 October 2010 Watford 0–2 Scunthorpe United Vicarage Road, Watford
[29]  28' Byrne
 45+1' Woolford
Attendance: 12,366
Referee: Roger East
30 October 2010 Derby County 4–1 Watford Pride Park Stadium, Derby
Brayford  14'
Cywka  36', 81'
Kuqi  65'
[30]  55' Whichelow Attendance: 27,119
Referee: Paul Tierney
6 November 2010 Watford 1–1 Nottingham Forest Vicarage Road, Watford
Mutch  3' [31]  20' McGugan Attendance: 13,708
Referee: Jon Moss
9 November 2010 Crystal Palace 3–2 Watford Selhurst Park, London
Ambrose  18'
Garvan  56', 59'
[32]  48' Graham
 52' Mutch
Attendance: 12,353
Referee: Andy Penn
13 November 2010 Burnley 3–2 Watford Turf Moor, Burnley
Iwelumo
Wallace
Alexander  89' (pen)
[33]  30' Cowie
 57' M Taylor
Attendance: 14,160
Referee: Chris Sarginson
20 November 2010 Watford 1–1 Reading Vicarage Road, Watford
Deeney  40' [34]  15' Hunt Attendance: 12,196
Referee: Simon Hooper
27 November 2010 Barnsley 0–0 Watford Oakwell, Barnsley
[35] Attendance: 10,653
Referee: Graham Salisbury
4 December 2010 Watford 3–2 Leicester City Vicarage Road, Watford
Eustace  15'
Buckley  22'
Graham  85'
[36]  50' (pen), 69' Gallagher Attendance: 14,449
Referee: Kevin Wright
10 December 2010 QPR 1–3 Watford Loftus Road, London
Smith  89' [37]  26', 48' Graham
 30' Mutch
Attendance: 14,079
Referee: Darren Deadman
28 December 2010 Watford 4–1 Cardiff City Vicarage Road, Watford
Graham  24' (pen), 84'
Sordell  57'
Eustace  64'
[40]  16' Whittingham Attendance: 14,560
Referee: Mark Haywood
1 January 2011 Watford 3–0 Portsmouth Vicarage Road, Watford
A Taylor  42'
Sordell  52'
Graham  69'
[41]  90' Halford Attendance: 12,577
Referee: Andy D'Urso
3 January 2011 Scunthorpe United 1–2 Watford Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
Woolford  60' [42]  64' Graham
 85' Whichelow
Attendance: 4,498
Referee: Andy Haines
15 January 2011 Watford 3–0 Derby Vicarage Road, Watford
Buckley  36'
Graham  43'
Sordell  45 + 2'
[43] Attendance: 12,917
Referee: Gavin Ward
22 January 2011 Cardiff City 4–2 Watford Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Bellamy  14'
Chopra  17'
Bothroyd  32'
Gyepes  83'
[44]  33' Buckley
 48' Sordell
Attendance: 23,702
Referee: Steve Tanner
1 February 2011 Watford 1–1 Crystal Palace Vicarage Road, Watford
Weimann  10' [45]  40' Vaughan Attendance: 12,664
Referee: Keith Stroud
5 February 2011 Nottingham Forest 1–0 Watford City Ground, Nottingham
Tudgay  1' [46] Attendance: 23,393
Referee: Graham Scott
12 February 2011 Watford 1–3 Burnley Vicarage Road, Watford
Graham  13' [47]  8' (o.g.) Bennett
 66' Eagles
 75' Iwelumo
Attendance: 13,103
Referee: Anthony Bates
15 February 2011 Watford 2–2 Preston North End Vicarage Road, Watford
Whichelow  69'
Thompson  79'
[48]  1' St Ledger
 37' Clarke
Attendance: 10,620
Referee: Kevin Friend
19 February 2011 Reading 1–1 Watford Madejski Stadium, Reading
Hunt  50' [49]  27' Weimann Attendance: 16,934
Referee: Peter Walton
22 February 2011 Watford 1–3 Bristol City Vicarage Road, Watford
Cowie  19' [50]  32' Maynard
 69' Elliott
 90+3' Pitman
Attendance: 12,125
Referee: Craig Pawson
26 February 2011 Doncaster 1–1 Watford Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster
Euell  45+1' [51]  22' Graham
 82' Eustace
Attendance: 8,954
Referee: Nigel Miller
5 March 2011 Watford 1–0 Millwall Vicarage Road, Watford
Graham  51' [52] Attendance: 13,539
Referee: Graham Salisbury
8 March 2011 Swansea 1–1 Watford Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Dobbie  26' [53]  78' Graham Attendance: 14,410
Referee: Lee Mason
12 March 2011 Watford 3–0 Sheffield United Vicarage Road, Watford
Graham  10'
Taylor  57'
Jenkins  86'
[54]  28' Henderson
 34' Williamson
Attendance: 12,441
Referee: Dean Whitestone
15 March 2011 Ipswich 0–3 Watford Portman Road, Ipswich
[55]  3', 61' Graham
 90+1' Cowie
Attendance: 17,789
Referee: Grant Hegley
19 March 2011 Middlesbrough 2–1 Watford The Riverside, Middlesbrough
McDonald  33'
Taylor  45'
[56]  28' Graham
 88' Mariappa
Attendance: 16,090
Referee: Gary Sutton
2 April 2011 Coventry City 2–0 Watford Ricoh Arena, Coventry
McSheffrey  27'
Jutkiewicz  66'
[57] Attendance: 16,519
Referee: Carl Boyeson
9 April 2011 Watford 1–2 Hull City Vicarage Road, Watford
Taylor  90+2' [58]  3' C Evans
 90' Koren
Attendance: 13,355
Referee: Dave Phillips
12 April 2011 Watford 2–2 Norwich City Vicarage Road, Watford
Graham  26'
Cowie  36'
[59]  2' Vokes
 69' Jackson
Attendance: 13,777
Referee: Anthony Taylor
16 April 2011 Leeds United 2–2 Watford Elland Road, Leeds
Becchio  72'
Deeney (o.g.)  88'
[60]  78' Hodson
 86' Weimann
Attendance: 30,240
Referee: Andy Woolmer
23 April 2011 Watford 1–0 Barnsley Vicarage Road, Watford
Eustace  2' [61] Attendance: 14,098
Referee: Danny McDermid
25 April 2011 Leicester City 4–2 Watford Walkers Stadium, Leicester
Bruma  39',  73'
Yakubu  62',  75'
[62]  28',  41' Sordell Attendance: 21,473
Referee: Bates
30 April 2011 Watford 0–2 QPR Vicarage Road, Watford
[63] Taarabt  77'
Smith  90+3'
Attendance: 15,538
Referee: Swarbick
7 May 2011 Preston North End 3–1 Watford Deepdale, Preston
Nicholson  28'
Hume  56'
Proctor  88'
[64]  13' Weimann Attendance: 10,953
Referee: Bates

Summary

Key

Correct as of 7 May 2011.[n 2]

Game01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
Ground AHAHHAAHHAAHHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAAHHAHAHA
Result WDDLDWWWLWLWLLDLLDDWWWWWWLDLLDDLDWDWWLLLDDWLLL
Points 34556912151518182121212222222324273033363942424343434445454649505356565656575861616161
Position 16813131253445359111313141410886667791111111212121111891012111311121314

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Queens Park Rangers (C, P) 46 24 16 6 71 32 +39 88 Promotion to Premier League
2 Norwich City (P) 46 23 15 8 83 58 +25 84
3 Swansea City (P) 46 24 8 14 69 42 +27 80 Qualification to Championship playoffs
4 Cardiff City 46 23 11 12 76 54 +22 80
5 Reading 46 20 17 9 77 51 +26 77
6 Nottingham Forest 46 20 15 11 69 50 +19 75
7 Leeds United 46 19 15 12 81 70 +11 72
8 Burnley 46 18 14 14 65 61 +4 68
9 Millwall 46 18 13 15 62 48 +14 67
10 Leicester City 46 19 10 17 76 71 +5 67
11 Hull City 46 16 17 13 52 50 +2 65
12 Middlesbrough 46 17 11 18 68 68 0 62
13 Ipswich Town 46 18 8 20 62 68 6 62
14 Watford 46 16 13 17 77 71 +6 61
15 Bristol City 46 17 9 20 61 65 4 60
16 Portsmouth 46 15 13 18 53 60 7 58
17 Barnsley 46 14 14 18 55 66 11 56
18 Coventry City 46 14 13 19 54 58 4 55
19 Derby County 46 13 10 23 58 71 13 49
20 Crystal Palace 46 12 12 22 44 69 25 48
21 Doncaster Rovers 46 11 15 20 55 81 26 48
22 Preston North End (R) 46 10 12 24 54 79 25 42 Relegation to League One
23 Sheffield United (R) 46 11 9 26 44 79 35 42
24 Scunthorpe United (R) 46 12 6 28 43 87 44 42
Source:
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

FA Cup

The FA Cup is an annual knockout competition. It began in August with two preliminary rounds, followed by four qualifying rounds. The successful qualifiers progressed to the First Round, when teams from League One and League Two entered the competition. Watford, along with other Premier League and Championship clubs, entered at the Third Round stage. They were joined by the 20 winners from the Second Round for a total of 64 clubs in the Third Round draw.

The Third Round draw took place on 28 November 2010. It saw Watford drawn at home to the winners of the Second Round tie between League One teams Hartlepool United and Yeovil Town; Hartlepool eventually progressed.[66][67] Watford designated the game as the club's "Marie Curie Match", in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care. In an English league football first,[68] the club pledged to donate its share of the ticket sale profits to the charity, and launched a separate online fundraiser for fans who wanted to support the charity but couldn't attend the fixture, as well as those who wished to make an additional donation.[69]

8 January 2011 Watford 4–1 Hartlepool United Vicarage Road, Watford
Mingoia  66'
Sordell  68', 82'
Graham  90'
[70]  45 + 1' Sweeney Attendance: 8,950
Referee: Russell Booth
29 January 2011 Watford 0–1 Brighton & Hove Albion Vicarage Road, Watford
[71] Barnes  16' Attendance: 14,519
Referee: Eddie Ilderton

Football League Cup

The draw for the first round of the Football League Cup took place on 16 June 2010, and saw Watford drawn away to League Two side Aldershot Town.[72] Coincidentally, the two sides were due to play one another at Aldershot's stadium in a pre-season match at the end of July; that fixture was cancelled by mutual agreement following the draw.[73] The ten outfield players that started Watford's opening match against Norwich kept their places in the starting line-up, while Rene Gilmartin kept a clean sheet on his competitive Watford debut. A brace from Danny Graham and a first goal of the season from Marvin Sordell gave Watford a 3–0 victory.[13][74]

In the second round, the Hornets faced League One outfit Notts County at Vicarage Road. Watford made five changes from the team that started in the 0–0 draw against Hull City; Hodson, Taylor, Eustace, Graham and Loach were rested.[15][75] Among the replacements were Troy Deeney, who made his first start for Watford, and academy scholar Adam Thompson, who was playing his first ever game of senior football.[76] After a goalless first half, Notts County took a 2–0 lead. Deeney scored to reduce their lead to 2–1, but Watford were unable to score an equaliser. Ex-Watford player Jon Harley came on as a late substitute for Notts County, and was applauded by fans of his former club.[75][77]

10 August 2010 Aldershot Town 0–3 Watford Recreation Ground, Aldershot
[74]  14', 48' Graham
 45' Sordell
Attendance: 3,292
Referee: Andy Woolmer
24 August 2010 Watford 1–2 Notts County Vicarage Road, Watford
Deeney  78' [75]  46' Davies
 45' Smith
Attendance: 6,434
Referee: Phil Crossley

Players

Statistics

Club career lengths correct as of 14 July 2012. Only players that were named in at least one matchday squad are listed.[78]

2010–11 Watford player details
No. Pos Name P G P G P G P G Age Club career Yth Notes
Championship FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
1GKScott Loach 46000004603022 years, 345 days2006–No
2DFLee Hodson 29110103111019 years, 217 days2009–Yes
3DFTommie Hoban 100000100017 years, 103 days2011–Yes
3DFAndrew Taylor 19100001914024 years, 279 days2010–2011No[n 3]
4MFJohn Eustace 416001042611131 years, 185 days2008–No
5DFMartin Taylor 46620104961031 years, 179 days2010–No
6DFAdrian Mariappa 45120204912124 years, 216 days2005–Yes
7MFDon Cowie 37400203943028 years, 81 days2009–2011No
8MFJosh Walker 500000500022 years, 75 days2010–2012No[n 4]
9FWTroy Deeney 36220214032022 years, 312 days2010–No
10FWDanny Graham 4524212249274025 years, 268 days2009–2011No
11MFWill Buckley 33420203743021 years, 167 days2010–2011No
12DFLloyd Doyley 36020204002028 years, 157 days2001–Yes
13GKRene Gilmartin 002020400023 years, 341 days2010–2012No
14MFRoss Jenkins 19110202212020 years, 179 days2008–Yes
15MFStephen McGinn 29220203320022 years, 156 days2010–No
16MFMichael Bryan 500020700021 years, 75 days2009–2012Yes
17DFDale Bennett 10010101201021 years, 121 days2008–Yes
18MFJordan Mutch 23500002353019 years, 156 days2010–2011No[n 5]
19FWLiam Henderson 000000000021 years, 130 days2007–2011Yes
20FWMarvin Sordell 4212222146153020 years, 79 days2009–2012Yes
21MFRob Kiernan 001000100020 years, 114 days2009–2011Yes
22FWAndreas Weimann 18410001942019 years, 275 days2011No[n 6]
23MFPiero Mingoia 502100710019 years, 199 days2010–Yes
24FWMatthew Whichelow 19320002130019 years, 221 days2010–Yes
25DFEddie Oshodi 000010100019 years, 113 days2009–2011Yes
26MFSean Murray 200000200017 years, 208 days2010–Yes
27FWGavin Massey 301000400018 years, 215 days2010–Yes
28DFTom Aldred 000000000020 years, 238 days2010–2011No
29DFAdam Thompson 10100101113018 years, 221 days2010–Yes
30GKJonathan Bond 000000000017 years, 353 days2010–Yes
31MFAndros Townsend 300000300019 years, 295 days2011No[n 7]
31MFChez Isaac 000000000018 years, 172 days2011–2012Yes
32MFDanny Drinkwater 12000001201021 years, 63 days2011No
33MFConnor Smith 000000000018 years, 78 days2011–Yes
34MFBritt Assombalonga 000000000018 years, 152 days2011–Yes

Transfers

Unless a country is specified, all clubs play in the English football league system.

In

Date Player From Fee
1 July 2010Rene GilmartinWalsallUndisclosed[79]
1 July 2010Tom AldredCarlisle UnitedUndisclosed[80]
6 August 2010Troy DeeneyWalsall£500,000[n 8]
20 August 2010Josh WalkerMiddlesbroughFree

Out

Date[n 9] Player To Fee
21 June 2010Jordan ParkesBarnet[n 10]Mutual termination
30 June 2010Richard LeeBrentford[n 11]Free (end of contract)
Pre-seasonJay DeMeritVancouver Whitecaps FC (Canada)Free (end of contract)
Pre-seasonBilly GibsonYeovil TownFree (end of contract)
Pre-seasonJon HarleyNotts County[n 12]Free (end of contract)
Pre-seasonWill HoskinsBristol Rovers[n 13]Free (end of contract)
Pre-seasonJonathan NorthWealdstoneFree (end of contract)
Pre-seasonLewis YoungBurton AlbionFree (end of contract)
31 August 2010Scott SeverinDundee United (Scotland)Free[87]
28 January 2011Jure TravnerSt Mirren (Scotland)Free[88]

Loans

In

Start Player From End
August 2010Jordan MutchBirmingham City5 January 2011[89]
31 August 2010Andrew TaylorMiddlesbrough5 January 2011[90]
19 January 2011Andreas WeimannAston VillaEnd of season[91]
20 January 2011Andros TownsendTottenham Hotspur23 February 2011[n 14]
28 January 2011Danny DrinkwaterManchester UnitedEnd of season[94]

Out

Start Player To End[n 15]
1 January 2010Nathan EllingtonSkoda Xanthi (Greece)1 January 2011
13 January 2011Preston North EndEnd of season[95]
7 July 2010Mat SadlerShrewsbury TownEnd of season[n 16]
10 July 2010Jure TravnerSt Mirren (Scotland)28 January 2011[n 17]
28 July 2010Rob KiernanYeovil Town25 August 2010[98]
12 November 2010Bradford City22 January 2011[n 18]
23 February 2011Wycombe WanderersEnd of season[n 19]
14 September 2010Liam HendersonColchester UnitedEarly January 2011[102]
6 January 2011Aldershot Town6 February 2011[n 20]
16 February 2011Rotherham UnitedEnd of season[n 21]
13 November 2010Tom AldredStockport County5 January 2011[107]
25 November 2010Eddie OshodiDagenham & Redbrige5 January 2011[108]
26 January 2011Rushden & Diamonds26 April 2011[109]
26 November 2010Josh WalkerStevenage23 December 2010[n 22]
28 January 2011Northampton TownEnd of season[112]
7 March 2011Gavin MasseyWealdstone21 April 2011[n 23]

Management and coaching staff

Position Staff
ManagerMalky Mackay[115]
Assistant managerSean Dyche[116]
First team coachDavid Kerslake[117]
Goalkeeping CoachAlec Chamberlain[118]
Head of Football Business and DevelopmentJohn Stephenson[118]
Head of Conditioning/coachMatt Springham[118]
Head of MedicalRichard Collinge[118]
Strength and Conditioning coachMathew Monte-Colombo[118]
Youth coachJoe McBride[118]

Reserves and academy

Watford's reserve side compete in the Totesport.com Combination East Division, which they won in 2009–10. They play their home games at Meadow Park, home of Conference South side Borehamwood. They also played in the Herts Senior Cup, where they went out to Stevenage.[119]

Watford's academy consists of 22 scholars:

  • In the second year, goalkeepers Jonathan Bond and Jamie Irving, defenders Oliver Archer, Adam Fenwick, Faisal Hemati and Adam Thompson, midfielders Greg Deer, Chez Isaac and Britt Assombalonga and strikers Gavin Massey and Jake Rosier.
  • In the first year, goalkeeper Jack Bonham, defenders Chimdi Akubuine, Matt Bevans, Tommie Hoban, Brandon Horner and Aaron Tumwa, midfielders Stephan Hamilton Forbes and Sean Murray, and strikers Dereece Gardner, Michael Kalu and Connor Smith.

Schoolboys Mohamed Bettamer, Kamaron English and Bernard Mensah also played for the academy side, along with trialist Peter Grant.[120] Hoban, Massey, Murray and Thompson have made first-team appearances in 2010–11, while Assombalonga, Bond, Isaac and Smith have been unused substitutes.

Massey, Murray and Bond signed professional contracts during the 2010 pre-season, with Murray signing his alongside his scholarship forms. Bonham and Thompson signed contracts in September and November respectively.[121][122][123][124][125] In April Watford announced the fates of the remaining second year scholars; Assombalonga and Isaac were given professional contracts and Archer, Deer, Fenwick, Hemati, Irving and Rosier were released.[126]

The under-18s play their home games at Watford's training base at the UCL training ground, London Colney. They are members of the FA Premier Academy League. They also played in the FA Youth Cup, where they defeated Swindon Town (at home), Wigan Athletic (at home) and Fulham (away),[127] before losing to Chelsea 2–1 at Stamford Bridge in the quarter-finals.[128] Watford also sent an under-15 side to the 2010 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland, where they finished seventh.[129][130]

Ownership and finance

Watford Football Club is owned by the holding company Watford Leisure Plc (LSE: WFC). The holding company's 2009–10 financial year ran from 1 July 2009 until 30 June 2010. It released its audited accounts and annual report on 31 October 2010, which included details of the club's major shareholders. At the time of the report Fordwat Limited, the investment company of Michael Ashcroft, owned 37.16% of Watford Leisure. Valley Grown Salads (VGS), owned by former Watford Leisure directors Jimmy and Vince Russo, held a 29.98% stake. Previous Watford chairman Graham Simpson had a 16.79% share. No other individual or organisation held more than 3% of the company's shares.[131]

As 2009–10 was the club's third consecutive season in the Championship, it stopped receiving parachute payments from the Premier League. Consequently, money received from the Premier League fell from £12,298,000 in 2008–09 to £993,000 in 2009–10. This was the primary contributor in Watford Leisure's total revenue dropping by 51.2% from £23.049 million to £11.258 million.[131] A reduction in salary costs of £4.121 million and a profit of £4.111 million on player trading helped to mitigate the reduction in revenue.[131] Nonetheless, the company's loss before taxation was £4.063 million, up from a loss of £1.987 million in the previous financial year.[131]

In December 2010, the Board of Directors announced to the stock exchange that discussions were underway between Ashcroft and a potential buyer of his shares, but stressed that these discussions were at an early stage. If a buyer were to acquire over 30% of Watford Leisure's shares, they would be required by stock exchange rules to make an offer for all remaining shares.[132]

A takeover offer for Watford Leisure plc was initiated on 10 March 2011, by newly formed holding company Watford FC Limited, owned by Laurence Bassini.[133]

Footnotes

  1. Fourth official Matt Stewart replaced Kettle shortly after John Eustace's goal, due to injury.[24]
  2. Positions refer to Watford's league placing at the end of the day on which they played the match.[16] This has produced one particularly anomalous result: Watford were top of the table after their first match, as only they and Norwich City had played a game. By the end of the following day, Watford were joint-seventh in the table.[65]
  3. At Watford on loan from Middlesbrough.
  4. Also played a League Cup game for Middlesbrough, prior to signing for Watford.
  5. At Watford on loan from Birmingham City.
  6. At Watford on loan from Aston Villa.
  7. At Watford on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.
  8. Walsall stated that the Deeny transfer was "worth £500,000",[81] while Watford stated that the deal's value "could rise to £500,000 over the term of the contract.[82] The deal also stipulates that Watford must pay Walsall £150,000 if they are promoted to the Premier League during Deeney's contract.
  9. "End of season" denotes players who were available for the final game of the season, and subsequently left upon the expiry of their contracts.
  10. Parkes later signed for Barnet.[83]
  11. Lee subsequently signed for Brentford.[84]
  12. Harley subsequently joined Notts County.[85]
  13. Hoskins later signed for Bristol Rovers.[86]
  14. The loan was originally set to last until the end of the season, but was terminated early by Watford after his spell was deemed unsatisfactory.[92][93]
  15. "End of season" denotes players that returned to Watford after their last game of the season.
  16. Originally until January 2011, but extended to the end of the 2010–11 season.[96]
  17. The loan was originally set to last until the end of the season, but was terminated after Travner joined St Mirren on a permanent contract.[88][97]
  18. Kiernan's loan originally lasted until 5 January, but was extended to 22 January.[99][100]
  19. Kiernan's loan originally lasted until 23 March, but was extended to the end of the season.[93][101]
  20. Henderson's loan lasted until 6 February, but he returned to Watford to train prior to that date, after Aldershot changed their manager and sent Henderson back. He was unable to go out on loan again until the loan expired.[103][104]
  21. Henderson's loan originally lasted until 18 March, but was extended to the end of the season.[105][106]
  22. The loan was originally set to last until 5 January 2011, but Walker was recalled following an injury to Stephen McGinn.[110][111]
  23. Massey's loan originally lasted until the end of the season, but he was recalled on 21 April.[113][114]

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