MSS Match Pack: Watford!

Here’s all the information you will need to know ahead of Boro’s trip to Watford this Saturday (14th January).

Travel Details

Watford v Middlesbrough, kicks off at 15:00 on Saturday the 14th of January.

MSS Members will be getting the 12:24 train from Euston to Watford Junction which should take around 15 minutes. Please be aware when booking tickets to and from Watford that journey times vary between different providers.

London Overground takes by far the longest (around 45 minutes) while London Midland can vary from between 15 to 25 minutes depending on whether the train is direct to Watford Junction.

Watford Junction station is around a 20 minute walk from Vicarage Road with lots of watering holes on the way.

There are no planned engineering works on any of the lines into Watford this weekend.

 

Pre-match pubs

Ahead of the game, we’ll be heading to the ‘Moon Under Water’ on Watford High Street (WD17 2BS).

‘The Moon’ is a decent and large Wetherspoons serving full-English breakfasts, a selection of beers including real ale and is away-friendly. The pub is a 10 minute walk from both Watford Junction Station and Vicarage Road.

As usual, watch the MSS social media channels for movements on the day.

Mini Match Pack

One point from nine over Christmas had undone the progress made by much-needed victories over Hull and Swansea, however, many Boro fans view January as a month where we can kick on and re-establish a gap between us and the relegation zone. With optimism re-ignited by our second half performance against Sheffield Wednesday, now might be the perfect time to take on Walter Mazzarri’s faltering Watford side.

Watford started well under their new manager with just three defeats in their opening ten matches, however, the tide has well and truly turned with seven defeats in their last ten. This slump in form has coincided with an inability to keep a clean sheet – they are without one since beating Hull at the end of October.

Watford are somewhat of a bogey team for Boro over recent years with our most recent victory against the Hornets coming in October 2012 when Boro recovered from a Troy Deeney goal after 45 seconds to run out 2-1 winners at Vicarage Road. From a Boro perspective only George Friend and Grant Leadbitter remain from the team which picked up all three points that day.

 

Amendment: With the recent passing of Watford icon Graham Taylor, MSS has been informed there is a planned applause on the 72nd minute in commemoration.