First Team 30/04/2018

Home Tickets: Newcastle United

Tickets for the Hornets' final home Premier League fixture of the season against Newcastle United (Sat May 5, 3pm) remain on sale to Watford fans who were on the club’s ticketing database on or before January 1, 2018.

Only seats available via Ticket Exchange are available.


TICKET PRICES

Rookery & Lower GT:

Adults £36
65 & Over £22
Full-Time Students £18
18 & Under £14

Family Stand**:

Adults £36
65 & Over £22
Full-Time Students £18
18 & Under £10

**Must be at least one 18 & Under in each booking

Sir Elton John Stand:

Adults £40
65 & Over £26
Full-Time Students £22
18 & Under £18

Upper GT Stand:

Adults £42
65 & Over £28
Full-Time Students £24
18 & Under £20

Wheelchair & Ambulant Disabled Spaces - Rookery & Lower GT:

Adults £36
65 & Over £22
Full-Time Students £18
18 & Under £14

All disabled tickets are accompanied by a free-of-charge carer's ticket.

Wheelchair & Ambulant Disabled Spaces - Sir Elton John Stand:

Adults £40
65 & Over £26
Full-Time Students £22
18 & Under £18

All disabled tickets are accompanied by a free-of-charge carer's ticket.

Tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY via watfordfctickets.co.uk.

The Ticket Office Hotline on 01923 223023 can be called to seek assistance with online account information and for other general ticketing enquiries.


SALES ARRANGEMENTS - WHO CAN BUY WHEN?

Wednesday April 11, 12noon:
- Home Group A

Friday April 13, 12noon:
- Home Groups A & B

Monday April 16, 12noon:
- Home Groups A, B & C

Friday April 20, 12 noon:
- Tickets available to Watford fans who were on the club’s ticketing database on or before January 1, 2018.

Tickets are sold on a one per eligible Fan ID basis and subject to availability at all times. Booking fees per ticket: 50p online, £1 over phone.

HOME FIRST ACCESS SALES GROUPS

First Access Sales Groups mentioned below are specifically referred to and set out in the club's 2017/18 Home Match Ticket Sales Policy, available by clicking HERE.

Home Group A (4,006 fans):
- Supporters with 20 or more home match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014 (and NOT a current 2017/18 season ticket holder)

Home Group B (6,106 fans):
- Supporters with at least 6 but less than 19 home match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014 (and NOT a current 2017/18 season ticket holder)

Home Group C (43,112 fans):
- Supporters with at least 1 but less than 5 home match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014 (and NOT a current 2017/18 season ticket holder)

Regular sales updates will be published here at watfordfc.com and via Twitter @WatfordFC.

How to contact the Ticket Office:
ticket.office@watfordfc.com / 01923 223023

First Team 30/04/2018

Opposition Focus: Tottenham Hotspur

Tom Collomosse, who covers Spurs for the London Evening Standard, gives us the lowdown on Mauricio Pochettino's side.


How big a blow was losing to Man United on Saturday?

It really hurt them. Even though Mauricio Pochettino said repeatedly that winning the cup “would not change the life” of the club, these players are desperate for a trophy to crown the progress they have made under this manager. What makes it more painful is that the game was in their grasp – 1-0 up and pushing for the second – but they allowed it to slip away.

Will a place in the top four constitute a good season or should they really have achieved more?

It’s still a good season. Don’t forget that they haven’t had a proper ‘home’ stadium this season, while work continues on their new ground, but they have managed to turn Wembley into a place where they are strong and comfortable. If Spurs beat Arsenal and Chelsea to the top four, it’s a fine achievement, as those clubs spend far more on transfers and wages.

Did it take a while to get over the Champions League exit to Juventus?

The results were good after that game, but I remember interviewing Heung-min Son a week later and he was still very sad about it. There were similarities to the United game in the second leg: Spurs were 1-0 up and on top, but somehow contrived to lose the match 2-1. These are the fixtures that mean there are still some doubts about their ability to cope when the pressure is at its highest.

Lucas Moura has been in and out of the side since moving from PSG in January

Lucas Moura arrived in January and we haven't seen much of him. How has he fared?

He has looked promising when we have seen him but I’m not sure Pochettino trusts him yet. When Lucas arrived and was included in the Champions League squad at the expense of Juan Foyth, Pochettino called this “a club decision” – i.e. not his. It’s pretty clear he wasn’t Pochettino’s first choice. But players take time to adapt to Pochettino’s way of working and after a full pre-season, he may play a greater role next season.

Harry Winks is a local lad, what's happened to him of late?

He’s played only three times in 2018 because of ankle problems. He has been very unlucky, because after his performances in the autumn, particularly in the games against Real Madrid, he looked nailed on for a place in England’s World Cup squad. He is trying hard to get to the root of his ankle problems and recently spent time at the Aspetar clinic in Doha, Qatar. He hopes to be fit before the end of the season.

Hemel Hempstead-born Harry Winks impressed against Los Blancos

Is there a fear this side could break up in the summer?

There are two key factors: Pochettino, and the World Cup. If Pochettino decides to accept an offer from a foreign club, a number of players would push to leave, as they know they can earn far more elsewhere, and have a better chance of winning medals. Most of the top players are here because of Pochettino. Then, if someone has a brilliant World Cup, he could become difficult to keep if a huge offer arrives.

Who would Spurs' Player of the Season be and why?

Harry Kane. He would just edge out Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen, but his consistency in front of goal is remarkable. For the third consecutive campaign, he has passed the 25-goal mark – an incredible achievement. A new contract is around the corner and Tottenham must do whatever they can to satisfy his demands.

Harry Kane has silenced his 'one-season wonder' critics

What would you expect the XI to be?

Lloris (GK); Aurier, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Davies; Dier, Wanyama; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Kane. 

What have you made of us from afar?

For the third consecutive season, it looks as though Watford will survive in the Premier League without ever really being dragged into a relegation battle. When you consider some of the teams who have dropped into the Championship since Watford were promoted in 2015 – Newcastle, Aston Villa – they deserve great credit. They’ve also ridden the bumps in the road caused by the departure of Marco Silva.

And how do you see the game going?

I’m not expecting Spurs to be at their best but I think they’ll win by the odd goal.