Club Badge: The Final Vote!

We’ve made it to the final vote and it’s over to all of you to decide which of the two badges below will be our official club crest from next season. To vote, simply choose your favourite – by midnight on Sunday (November 17) – and click on the link at the bottom of this page to access the voting form where you will be asked to confirm your first name, surname, email address and Fan ID number.

All Hornets supporters with a valid Fan ID from 5pm on Wednesday November 13 have been allocated one vote so please choose carefully before submitting your chosen design. Additionally, any voting forms submitted with false or incorrect details will be considered an invalid entry and won’t count towards the final tally.

The vote will be open to supporters aged 13 or older and anyone with a Fan ID created after 5pm Wednesday November 13 will not be included in the process. Despite the desire to accommodate everyone, these measures have been taken to ensure the process is as fair and genuine as it can possibly be.

For any enquiries relating to your Fan ID number, please contact the Ticket Office via ticket.office@watfordfc.com.

Once again, we’d like to thank everyone who has voted and helped us get to this stage. It’s been a fascinating process and, whether the badge changes or not, we have seen some very interesting creative ideas and identified some talented designers that we may work with moving forward.

This has been a unique way of doing things and we are genuinely grateful for the feedback we have received, both positive and negative, from many of you. It has helped us throughout and, more importantly, gives us a clearer idea of how we should run these kinds of initiatives in the future.

Thanks for reading this and placing your vote. All votes will be counted and verified before the winner is announced early next week. 

Come on you Orns!



Exhibition: Watford Shirts To Feature In National Football Museum

Two Hornets shirts are set to feature in one of the UK's largest ever curated exhibitions of football jerseys.

The shirts will be displayed as part of the STRIP! How Football Got Shirty exhibition in the National Football Museum in Manchester, opening on Friday November 22.

The 1976 Umbro home shirt — featuring red and black trim and the famous Harry the Hornet crest — will be showcased in the exhibition, along with Hummel's striking 1993-95 design.

The exhibition, featuring over 200 jerseys, unpicks the global fascination with football shirts and how they have influenced football culture, design, fashion and technology.

It will examine how football shirts have developed from mere kit to genuine objects of desire, looking at the design of the football shirt, from the functional to the aesthetic, influential designers and manufacturers and the rise of the football hipster, as well as detailing iconic shirts and shirt disasters.

Jon Sutton, National Football Museum’s lead curator for the exhibition, said: “Football shirt culture has become a huge phenomenon and has devotees across the world. While fans will still buy a shirt to show support for their own team, there is a huge interest in international sides, special editions and a nostalgia for classic designs of the past.

“Fans will obsess over the details of colour combinations, placement of logos and even the sponsors of the shirt. While many of the shirts on display will be remembered with affection there will also be a few disasters in there too!

“We’re sure this exhibition will appeal to anyone with an interest in design, fashion and technology.”