Issue 3 of our weekly Watford sports paper is out today – with 28 pages of top local sport, including 14 bumper pages on Watford FC ahead of the FA Cup semi-final with Crystal Palace. Remember, this content will not be repeated online and is available for 60p from all the usual places you’d expect to buy a newspaper.
An exclusive with Almen Abdi who talks about the pain of the playoff defeat to Palace in 2013 and how it’s the biggest game in the careers of some very experienced Watford players.
Quique Sanchez Flores tells us about the size of the Spanish contingent coming over to watch him coach at Wembley for the first time while Odion Ighalo sheds some further light on the frank conversation he had with Troy Deeney after the Premier League game at Old Trafford.
We take a trip down memory lane and recall the club’s five previous FA Cup semi-finals with players and fans.
We catch up with Adrian Mariappa, the Watford youth product now at Palace who comes up against his former club on Sunday. He talks, albeit reluctantly, about his act of generosity to the family of Troy Deeney.
There is an exclusive column with Tommy Smith who discusses the pain of being told by Ray Lewington he was going to be left out of the semi-final with Southampton in 2003. We also look at some previous clashes with Palace.
Neil Cox captained the team in the 2003 FA Cup semi-final. He answers the very same questions we put to Tony Coton and Gavin Mahon in recent weeks.
There is something for everyone so get your copy now! It’s available from major supermarkets, local train stations, convenience stores and newsagents for just 60p. Make sure you pick up your copy to read all about your club, your team, your son or your daughter. (email firstname.lastname@example.org for postal subscriptions)