A stroll down memory lane
The club has come a long way since coming into existence. The beginning, as one would expect, was tough. The club’s first competitive fixture was against Swindon Town in 1886. The club’s on-field performances were modest. They played well but didn’t get to taste much success. Also, roping in new players wasn’t an easy task because the club’s financial resources were limited. In 1927, the club finished 21st ( of 22 teams in Division 3 South).
1970s and 1980s brought some respite. In fact, the club enjoyed a lot of success in the 80s. Graham Taylor’s arrival sparked a turn of fortunes for Watford. Elton John joined the club as its chairman in the late 70s. It improved the cash inflows. He backed the club and its players, but let Graham manage the day-to-day affairs of the club. It proved to be a successful partnership.
The club’s footballing achievements during this period were extraordinary. They got promoted from Division 4 to Division 1 in just five years. They reached the final of the FA Cup in 1984, only to be defeated by Everton. They might have lost the match, but ended up winning a lot of fans. During this period, the club played good attacking football.
Watford in 2019
Watford finished 11th ( out of 20 teams). The team had its moments, but found it hard to score frequently. In 38 matches, the club recorded 14 victories and 16 defeats. The rest of the fixtures were drawn games. Gerard Deulofeu, Troy Deeney, and Andre Gray did the bulk of the scoring.
The team’s emphatic victory over Cardiff City in February this year was the highlight of the season. Watford came down like a house on fire against Manchester City in May. The men from Watford were defeated 6-0 after the club’s defense lines were taken to the cleaners by the likes of The eventual champions ended up winning the match quite comfortably in the end. In the recently concluded Premier League season, Watford FC fixtures were attended by fans and enthusiasts in large numbers.
Watford FC found a new home at Vicarage Road in 1922. It had been playing at a ground on Cassio Road for more than two decades. Millwall was the first opponent they played against at Vicarage Road in August 1922.
Back in the 1920s, the Vicarage Road consisted of a couple of small-sized stands. It has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, Vicarage Road hosts all of Watford FC’s home games.
Toilets are accessible from all viewing areas around the ground. Alarms and support rails are fitted in all of the toilets. Matchday officials would be able to give you the radar keys. Changing rooms are available within the stadium premises
Vicarage Road has dedicated match day officials to make your life easier. These officials will take care of all your needs. A team of disabled liaison officers is always ready to help out people with special needs. Matchday meet and greet team ensures dedicated dedicated service to all of our disabled visitors. Disabled visiters can order food from their seats.
How to reach?
The closest train station is Watford High Street. You can reach the stadium from the stadium in 10 minutes (walking distance). On match days, the place tends to get crowded. Therefore, it is advisable to use public transport. Getting your car isn’t a great idea. You will find a hard time searching for parking spaces on match days. Parking facilities are chargeable.
Where to stay?
Vicarage Road is situated near the town centre in Watford. It is not the most exciting hang-out spot in the Greater London Area, but houses quite a few high-street chain restaurants, local pubs and eateries, etc.
Getting the tickets booked
Get your Watford tickets online booked using Ticflip isn’t difficult at all. Here are the steps you need to follow in order to get your tickets booked.
- Go online and select the match you want to attend
- Select the ticket price as per your convenience
- Select the stand (seating area) you’d like to sit in during the game
- Choose the number of tickets you’d like to buy
- Click on the green 'Buy' button
- Add your personal details to complete the order
- Do not forget to crosscheck the fixtures you have selected
What are you waiting for? Get your Watford FC tickets booked before it is too late.