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  • Report: Premier League refs told to use pitchside monitors for red cards

    The Score "The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has instructed Premier League referees to start employing pitchside monitors when making potential red card decisions, according to BBC Sport's Simon Stone. Match officials in England's top flight have been criticized..." January 17

  • PFA under investigation over serious concerns about how charity is run

    The Score "The Professional Footballers' Association, the trade union for players in England and Wales, is facing a statutory inquiry into serious concerns about how the charity is run. The UK government's Charity Commission describes the inquiry as the "most serious..." January 14

  • Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp are right: Premier League's holiday fixture congestion is a big problem

    Yahoo! Sports "Every Premier League team knows exactly what it will be dealing with when the fixtures for the new season are released at the start of every summer. There’s no great mystery about it. The schedule packs in three games per team between Christmas and New Year’s Day, an onslaught of..." December 31

  • Premier League coaching hot seat

    CBS Sports "It's December, and six managers have already been sacked this Premier League season. At the halfway point of the 2019-20 campaign, five teams have made changes with Watford already firing two managers in Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores. The latest to get canned was West Ham's..." December 30

  • Report: Watford reject Lyon's approach for Etienne Capoue

    HITC Sport "The Frenchman midfielder has been an integral part of the Hornets' midfield since joining them from Tottenham back in the summer of 2015. Capoue has played 154 times for Watford so far in all competitions and has almost always been reliable for them in the heart of their..." December 28

  • Manchester United closing in on top-4 spot after beating Newcastle

    The Score "Anthony Martial's double and a Mason Greenwood rocket fired Manchester United to a 4-1 win against Newcastle that lifted the mood at Old Trafford after their recent struggles. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side slumped to an embarrassing 2-0 defeat at lowly Watford last weekend to..." December 26

  • Best Christmas messages from Premier League

    NBC Sports "Merry Christmas to everyone! Premier League stars and clubs have been sending out holiday wishes on Christmas Day, and there have been some absolute beauties. From Kevin De Bruyne winning the holiday season with his recreation of Kevin McAllister from Home Alone,..." December 25

  • The perfect Christmas gift for every Premier League club

    The Score "The holidays are here, and with the Premier League swiftly approaching the midway point, here's a look at the perfect gift for each of the 20 sides. Aston Villa Better away form: Dean Smith's charges have the fewest away points (4) despite bagging a dozen goals..." December 25

  • Red Devils hit new low by losing to Premier League's last-place team

    CBS Sports "After Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-0 to start the season, the perception was that the Red Devils were quite good. That turned out to be false. After just beating Manchester City and Tottenham, the perception was that this team had turned the corner, and of course that wasn't true..." December 23

  • Watford's players want club chiefs to appoint a homegrown boss to replace sacked Quique Sanchez Flores

    Daily Mail "Watford's players want club chiefs to end their recent recruitment policy and appoint a homegrown boss to replace the sacked Quique Sanchez Flores. The 54-year-old, who only returned to replace Javi Gracia in September, was dismissed on Sunday following defeat..." December 02

  • Premier League referees' chief concedes VAR must improve

    The Score "Mike Riley, managing director of Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), conceded Thursday that the VAR system in the Premier League needs to improve. During a shareholders' meeting on Thursday, Riley addressed concerns from Premier League clubs about the..." November 14

  • Leicester and Watford among clubs keeping tabs on David Alaba's cousin Ronald Sobowale

    Daily Mail "Leicester City and Watford are among the clubs tracking Ronald Sobowale - the cousin of Bayern Munich star David Alaba. Striker Sobowale, who has been in prolific form for non-League club Whyteleafe this season, is currently on trial with Championship club..." October 30

  • Reports in Brazil claim Watford have rejected a request from Fluminense to keep Joao Pedro until next summer

    Watford Observer "Watford have reportedly rejected a request from Fluminense to keep Joao Pedro in Brazil until mid-2020. The player has been the subject of booing from home supporters in recent weeks, after an eight game spell without a win and a public appearance at a music festival two days before a..." October 18

  • Watford player reveals he is ‘close’ to extending contract, wants to ‘grow with the club’

    Sport Witness "Watford defender Christian Kabasele has revealed that he is close to signing a new deal at Vicarage Road. The Belgian defender joined the Hornets in a £6m deal from Genk in 2016 and has since made 75 appearances in all competitions for the club. Last season saw him..." September 17

  • Bernd Leno insists Arsenal must not change despite defensive shambles at Watford

    Daily Mirror "Bernd Leno has insisted Arsenal will carry on taking “risks” - even after their latest defensive disaster. Gunners boss Unai Emery wants his defenders to play out from the back but it cost them dear at Watford as they blew a two goal lead and..." September 17

  • Xhaka lashes out at 'scared' Arsenal after draw

    ESPN "Arsenal skipper Granit Xhaka accused his teammates of being scared after the Gunners threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Watford in the Premier League on Sunday. Victory would have put Arsenal in third place and they looked comfortable when Pierre-Emerick..." September 15

  • Javi Gracia was sacked by Watford during chance meeting with Arsenal boss Unai Emery

    The Telegraph "Unai Emery was walking through the Spanish town of Hondarribia last weekend when a familiar face appeared at the other end of the road. Coming down the street was Javi Gracia, a good friend of Emery’s and, at the time, still the Watford head coach. The international break had..." September 15

  • Why Watford sacked Javi Gracia and brought back Quique Sanchez Flores

    Sky Sports "Watford sacked Javi Gracia because he was unable to fix their leaky defence and reluctant to play several new signings, Sky Sports News understands. Owners Gino Pozzo and his father Giampaolo lost faith in the Spaniard after just a point from their opening four games left them bottom..." September 14

  • Javi Gracia could be SACKED as Watford sit bottom of the table and without a win

    Daily Mail "Watford are considering manager Javi Gracia's future as they suffered a third consecutive Premier League defeat. The Spaniard, 49, is feeling the heat after seeing his side crash to a 3-1 defeat at home by West Ham. Watford are bottom of the table and have lost seven..." August 25

  • Former Arsenal and Man Utd striker Danny Welbeck set to complete Watford transfer

    Daily Mirror "Watford are in talks to sign former Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck on a free transfer, according to reports. The England international is currently without a club after leaving Arsenal at the start of the summer. The 28-year-old scored 32 goals in 126 games for the..." August 07