Watford to organise vote to decide colour of shorts to be worn in new home kit

This Is Local London: Tommie Hoban wearing the black shorts version of Watford's new home kit Tommie Hoban wearing the black shorts version of Watford's new home kit

When Watford release the design of a new home kit there is one question that tends to cause more a debate among fans more than any other: will the shorts be red or black? This year has been no different so the Hornets are planning to resolve the issue by letting the fans decide.

The Hornets revealed their new yellow kits for the 2014/15 campaign yesterday and in the pictures they gave to the Watford Observer Tommie Hoban and Daniel Pudil were wearing black shorts. However, red shorts were also being worn in other promotional images released by the club, leading to another discussion among some supporters over what colour would be used.

Having asked the red or black shorts question to the club, the Watford Observer has been told this morning the Hornets will organise a vote for fans to decide what colour should be worn. Details of how this will work will be released in due course.

As with any vote, it's only fitting to test the weight of opinion by holding a poll. So will you be voting black or red shorts? Tell us below before noon on Tuesday.

 

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9:25am Sat 3 May 14

andyandyandy says...

Red for me.
Red for me. andyandyandy
  • Score: 5

9:31am Sat 3 May 14

Mad_Hat says...

Red, obviously.
Red, obviously. Mad_Hat
  • Score: 2

9:35am Sat 3 May 14

SAHornet says...

Prefer black but with red piping. Would be very smart. Would be quite happy to see a little red piping on shirts too.
Prefer black but with red piping. Would be very smart. Would be quite happy to see a little red piping on shirts too. SAHornet
  • Score: 9

9:35am Sat 3 May 14

Summer breeze says...

Saw a comment previously that said we always get promoted in red shorts? If true, it's red for me! (although Tommy Hoban looks great in the kit above)
Saw a comment previously that said we always get promoted in red shorts? If true, it's red for me! (although Tommy Hoban looks great in the kit above) Summer breeze
  • Score: 4

10:06am Sat 3 May 14

a1derek says...

Red shorts are part of GT's legacy to the club, he was the one who first changed us to red shorts. Vote RED!
Red shorts are part of GT's legacy to the club, he was the one who first changed us to red shorts. Vote RED! a1derek
  • Score: 6

10:16am Sat 3 May 14

Dollyhat says...

Never mind the shorts. Can we please have a decent home shirt. Something a little more individual and exciting. This one is just drab.
Never mind the shorts. Can we please have a decent home shirt. Something a little more individual and exciting. This one is just drab. Dollyhat
  • Score: -16

10:21am Sat 3 May 14

Lloydinio says...

We play better in red
We play better in red Lloydinio
  • Score: 3

10:25am Sat 3 May 14

Travelling Hornet says...

I prefer the classic look of black, but my vote goes to red just because we've had all our success wearing red shorts, it's a vibrant get at them colour, red equates to danger, other teams better watch out when we're in red.
Zola missed a trick at Wembley by not insisting on red shorts, we beat palace on the opening day of the season wearing red shorts.
Ok I know we played badly that day, but who knows .......
I prefer the classic look of black, but my vote goes to red just because we've had all our success wearing red shorts, it's a vibrant get at them colour, red equates to danger, other teams better watch out when we're in red. Zola missed a trick at Wembley by not insisting on red shorts, we beat palace on the opening day of the season wearing red shorts. Ok I know we played badly that day, but who knows ....... Travelling Hornet
  • Score: 4

11:14am Sat 3 May 14

RookerySG says...

Red is truly hideous when combined with yellow. Looks like a mcdonalds uniform

Do the right thing - vote black and forget the sentimental claptrap about promotions. Give us a kit that makes a strong statement, not something a clown wears
Red is truly hideous when combined with yellow. Looks like a mcdonalds uniform Do the right thing - vote black and forget the sentimental claptrap about promotions. Give us a kit that makes a strong statement, not something a clown wears RookerySG
  • Score: 14

11:38am Sat 3 May 14

Surbiton says...

Its got to be red. No question about it
Its got to be red. No question about it Surbiton
  • Score: 4

12:53pm Sat 3 May 14

stevohorn says...

Its a common misconception that we have been promoted more times in red shorts. Actually we have been promoted the same amount of times in black (though of course we have had more seasons wearing black) Black for me simply because its looks better.
Its a common misconception that we have been promoted more times in red shorts. Actually we have been promoted the same amount of times in black (though of course we have had more seasons wearing black) Black for me simply because its looks better. stevohorn
  • Score: 7

1:19pm Sat 3 May 14

Andrew1963 says...

I will vote for black, because we get relegated from the premiership in red, plus it was t he colour we wore at my first match in 1968. Presume vote will be by season ticket holders only?
I will vote for black, because we get relegated from the premiership in red, plus it was t he colour we wore at my first match in 1968. Presume vote will be by season ticket holders only? Andrew1963
  • Score: 2

1:54pm Sat 3 May 14

Lew Pole says...

What colour blindfolds are they going to wear?
What colour blindfolds are they going to wear? Lew Pole
  • Score: -6

2:13pm Sat 3 May 14

RookerySG says...

Taking back my earlier sentiments to only vote for black shorts. Starting to think pink is the way fwd after today's game
Taking back my earlier sentiments to only vote for black shorts. Starting to think pink is the way fwd after today's game RookerySG
  • Score: -6

2:48pm Sat 3 May 14

peter10531089 says...

Red
Red peter10531089
  • Score: 0

5:45pm Sat 3 May 14

mkhornet says...

Got to be Red as we've only been promoted to the Prem wearing Red shorts and there are lots of teams that play in Yellow or Gold and Black but only Watford wear Yellow and Red, it makes us unique.
Got to be Red as we've only been promoted to the Prem wearing Red shorts and there are lots of teams that play in Yellow or Gold and Black but only Watford wear Yellow and Red, it makes us unique. mkhornet
  • Score: 0

6:51pm Sat 3 May 14

watford1881 says...

We've never been promoted to the top league in anything other than Red Shorts.. Why Black then????? Red all the way for me.....
We've never been promoted to the top league in anything other than Red Shorts.. Why Black then????? Red all the way for me..... watford1881
  • Score: -1

7:55pm Sat 3 May 14

The_Hornet says...

I personally think black looks better.. but looks like I'm outnumbered. Shame.
I personally think black looks better.. but looks like I'm outnumbered. Shame. The_Hornet
  • Score: 5

2:01am Sun 4 May 14

hornet88 says...

All this rubbish about us only getting promoted in red shorts. In the 05/06 season our shorts were black apart from the odd occasion where we had to change it up a little. Ok so we were wearing red shorts the day we got promoted. But then don't we get promoted every 7 years? Oh...and....how many yellow and red hornets have you seen?
All this rubbish about us only getting promoted in red shorts. In the 05/06 season our shorts were black apart from the odd occasion where we had to change it up a little. Ok so we were wearing red shorts the day we got promoted. But then don't we get promoted every 7 years? Oh...and....how many yellow and red hornets have you seen? hornet88
  • Score: 7

11:04am Sun 4 May 14

darrenbazeley says...

black shorts, red socks. or at least black shorts and socks with enough red on to balance the strip.
black shorts, red socks. or at least black shorts and socks with enough red on to balance the strip. darrenbazeley
  • Score: -1

12:00pm Sun 4 May 14

Yellow&black says...

Black shorts please
Black shorts please Yellow&black
  • Score: 3

3:15pm Sun 4 May 14

stiffler99 says...

Certainly black. Especially as there is no black othe shirt. Perhaps bit of red piping. There is really no evidence that we play better in red and it looks awful. I HATE RED SHORTS.........and can we please change the horrid away kit
Certainly black. Especially as there is no black othe shirt. Perhaps bit of red piping. There is really no evidence that we play better in red and it looks awful. I HATE RED SHORTS.........and can we please change the horrid away kit stiffler99
  • Score: 5

7:28am Mon 5 May 14

tiger bay says...

Red and yellow is a hideous combo!!! BLACK BLACK BLACK!!!!!!!
Red and yellow is a hideous combo!!! BLACK BLACK BLACK!!!!!!! tiger bay
  • Score: 4

1:50pm Mon 5 May 14

Boosey says...

Would we have got promoted this year if the shorts were red? NO!
Would we have got promoted this year if the shorts were red? NO! Boosey
  • Score: 1

8:20pm Mon 5 May 14

EltonForever says...

I don't mind either colour so long as the players who get to wear them next season play with the passion we expect them to show as Watford players.
I don't mind either colour so long as the players who get to wear them next season play with the passion we expect them to show as Watford players. EltonForever
  • Score: 1

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