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Back to the Future - Watford FC

Started on 16 January 2014 by TylerK
Latest Reply on 23 January 2014 by captainbrickarms
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Hello all! I took a quick break (very quick) after I got bored of my unemployed save from story writing, so I could find something that I enjoyed. As the arrival of this story has confirmed, I have found that something. Now, some people may call this copying, but I have started a save, and holidayed to 2020. Like I said, some may call this copying Jason’s Keegan story, but in all fairness, I started this save before that story! So in 2020, I took a look at the teams, where they had finished and all that, and I found a team that I was interested in managing.

That team was Watford. Watford are a team that really caught my eye, since the last 3 seasons have been great for them! They finished 6th in the 18/17 and 18/19 seasons, and 7th in the 19/20 season (last season). I thought that this was pretty incredible for a team that start the game in the Championship. Plus, this isn’t the first time that Watford caught my eye. Watford have, since I got FM14, been a team that I wanted to start a save with and, now is a better time than ever to do that.

I will be using myself as the manager. So no, famous people, other managers or former players. No. Just plain old me! I haven’t really got much to say about myself, accept that I have never managed in my life, or played for a football team. You could say that my only qualifications are, the fact that I play football games A LOT, and that I watch a lot of football.
In the next update, I will be going through an overview of Watford Football Club.
Good luck!
Good luck "tyler" lol :)
Good luck :)
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An Overview of Watford

Watford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Hertfordshire, England. It is often referred to as Watford F.C., Watford, or by the team's nickname the Hornets. Founded in 1881 as Watford Rovers, the club entered the FA Cup for the first time in 1886, and the Southern League a decade later. After finishing the 1914–15 season as Southern League champions under the management of Harry Kent, Watford joined the Football League in 1920. The club played at several grounds in its early history, before moving to a permanent location at Vicarage Road in 1922, where it remains to this day. Watford spent most of the following half century in the lower divisions of The Football League, changing colours and crest on multiple occasions.

Watford Rovers played at several grounds in the late 19th century, including Cassiobury Park, Vicarage Meadow, and Market Street, Watford. In 1890, the team moved to a site on Cassio Road, and remained there for 32 years, before moving to Watford's current stadium at nearby Vicarage Road. The new stadium was initially owned by Benskins Brewery; the club rented the ground until 2001, when it purchased the freehold outright. However, the club's financial situation worsened following the purchase, and in 2002 Watford sold the ground for £6m, in a deal which entitled Watford to buy the stadium back for £7m in future. Watford took up this option in 2004 using a campaign backed and funded by the fans called "Lets buy back the Vic".

The Hornets maintain a rivalry with Luton Town. The two sides met regularly in the Southern League between 1900 and 1920, and continued to do so in The Football League until 1937, when Luton gained promotion from Division Three South. Luton remained in a higher division than Watford until 1963. Watford have played in a higher division than Luton in every season since 2006–07. The head-to-head record between the clubs in competitions which currently exist stands at Luton 39 wins, Watford 27 wins, with 23 draws. Watford have remained the higher ranked team at the end of every season since 1997 (and for 20 of the last 21 seasons, with only 1996–97 seeing Luton finish higher in the league than Watford).

Watford's kit has changed considerably over the course of the club's history. The club's kit featured various combinations of red, green and yellow stripes, before a new colour scheme of black and white was adopted for the 1909–10 season. These colours were retained until the 1920s, when the club introduced an all-blue shirt. After a change of colours to gold shirts and black shorts, the team's nickname was changed to The Hornets, after a popular vote via the supporters club. These colours remained until 1976, when Watford's kits started featuring red, and the gold was changed to yellow. That colour scheme that has continued into the 21st century.
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AAN - Thanks Mate!
Bayern - :P
Good luck :)
also, how are brighton doing?
good luck
I can tell that this is gonna be really good. Good luck with Watford!
brickarms - They finished 8th in the Championship last season!
jason - Thanks
Alex - Thanks mate, really means a lot!

Friendlies, Transfers & Tactics

I'm currently in October so I'm just going to go over results quickly until I get to what I'm up to.

Tactics and Squad


Transfers

OUT
IN

Friendlies

Hajduk 1-1Watford
Christensen(26)
Delic(82)

Lokomotiva 0-0 Watford

Cibalia 0-3 Watford
Van Wolfswinkel(16, 32)
Ayala(41)

Watford 2-0 AZ
Rhodes(15, 77)

Watford 6-0 Barnet
Forster-Caskey(12)
Van Wolfswinkel(19)
Duffy(25)
Ayala(36)
Butterfield(73)
Lleshi(79)
Damn this club looks really good. Walcott on a free nice!
I repeat, this is really, really good. You have an amazing team there, some great pre-season results. :)
Bayern - Yep, he's been alright so far!
Alex - Oh, stahp you! :P
Very good pre season! and also great signings!

August and September


Barclays Premier League

Watford 4-0 Southampton
Walcott(2)
Ayala(13, 56)
Forster-Caskey(89)

Newcastle 2-0 Watford
Toto(18, 30)

Watford 1-0 Reading
Weimann(1)

Watford 1-1 Aston Villa
Duffy(7)
Murphy(88)

Man Utd 3-1 Watford
Mitrovic(4)
Lamela (17, 34)
Forster-Caskey (pen 65)

Everton 1-4 Watford
Rhodes(2, 30, 61)
Christensen(27)
Duffy(73)

Capital One Cup

Watford 2-0 Huddersfield
Forster-Caskey(8)
Lleshi(pen 48)

Watford e3-2 Wolves
Rhodes(18)
Morris(45)
Sutton(107)
Urbancic(85)
Sutton(88)
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AAN - Thanks, I have a good feeling!

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