Watford will host sister club Udinese as part of their pre-season preparations this summer

Udinese forward Antonio Di Natale, who has recently shelved retirement plans. Picture: Action Images

Udinese forward Antonio Di Natale, who has recently shelved retirement plans. Picture: Action Images

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Watford will host sister club Udinese in a pre-season friendly a week before the new Football League season commences.

The Hornets will welcome Serie A side Udinese to Vicarage Road on Saturday, August 2, with kick-off at 3pm.

In recent years Watford have played their final pre-season fixture ahead of the new season at Vicarage Road and last year hosted fellow Pozzo-owned club Granada.

On Sunday, August 3, the club's annual open day will be held at Fullerians rugby club, with first-team players and staff in attendance to meet supporters.

Further details for the event and ticket prices for Udinese's visit will be announced in due course.

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5:44pm Fri 30 May 14

Andrew1963 says...

Thats more like it !
Thats more like it ! Andrew1963
  • Score: 9

6:03pm Fri 30 May 14

endean2 says...

Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!
next year the 3 teams of the pozzos
Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! next year the 3 teams of the pozzos endean2
  • Score: 7

6:11pm Fri 30 May 14

D.unstable says...

The imergence of The Pozzo Cup, nobody else invited!!!
The imergence of The Pozzo Cup, nobody else invited!!! D.unstable
  • Score: 13

6:13pm Fri 30 May 14

The Rover says...

Should be a great match. Lets see if our Udinese loanees can beat their own club!
Should be a great match. Lets see if our Udinese loanees can beat their own club! The Rover
  • Score: 5

6:19pm Fri 30 May 14

Sealegs says...

Shame most people will be on holiday - like me for instance...
Shame most people will be on holiday - like me for instance... Sealegs
  • Score: -2

6:33pm Fri 30 May 14

Bonser Out says...

I'm on holiday, do you think they could arrange it for when I get back?
I'm on holiday, do you think they could arrange it for when I get back? Bonser Out
  • Score: 3

6:53pm Fri 30 May 14

chadderton orn says...

Yes a decent friendly and for once i don't go away till november this time. .Normally stay over for home games, this time i may have to drive this one. With the new season starting I never miss the first home & away games.And at £300 a weekend, may be a bit much for me & my wife.If i had to choose udinese or granada to play i think udinese would be the one for me.
Yes a decent friendly and for once i don't go away till november this time. .Normally stay over for home games, this time i may have to drive this one. With the new season starting I never miss the first home & away games.And at £300 a weekend, may be a bit much for me & my wife.If i had to choose udinese or granada to play i think udinese would be the one for me. chadderton orn
  • Score: 1

8:05pm Fri 30 May 14

joners in spain says...

Now there's a thought!!!!!!!!!!!!
Di Natale postponed retirement for one more year
Will he be playing for us or Undine
Come on Senior Pozzo. We need him more than Undine do
Get in there you horns
Now there's a thought!!!!!!!!!!!! Di Natale postponed retirement for one more year Will he be playing for us or Undine Come on Senior Pozzo. We need him more than Undine do Get in there you horns joners in spain
  • Score: 7

9:40pm Fri 30 May 14

watford1881 says...

Until we come out of the shadow of Udine then will we ever move forwards??
Until we come out of the shadow of Udine then will we ever move forwards?? watford1881
  • Score: -18

11:16pm Fri 30 May 14

Harrydownunder says...

Which side will Vydra represent?
Which side will Vydra represent? Harrydownunder
  • Score: 14

1:40am Sat 31 May 14

rookerysteve says...

I have played Football Manager this year so I know how to run a club!

Isaac Success, Piotr Zielinski and Emmanuel Rovini - get these boys in with Dyer, Tamas, Gomes and Freeman = complete squad
I have played Football Manager this year so I know how to run a club! Isaac Success, Piotr Zielinski and Emmanuel Rovini - get these boys in with Dyer, Tamas, Gomes and Freeman = complete squad rookerysteve
  • Score: 0

8:45am Sat 31 May 14

Sealegs says...

Bonser Out wrote:
I'm on holiday, do you think they could arrange it for when I get back?
Let's all get together as one voice and lobby them. If there's enough of us......
[quote][p][bold]Bonser Out[/bold] wrote: I'm on holiday, do you think they could arrange it for when I get back?[/p][/quote]Let's all get together as one voice and lobby them. If there's enough of us...... Sealegs
  • Score: -3

9:42am Sat 31 May 14

tgb1963 says...

Udinese players at the open day as well? Now that would be something!
Udinese players at the open day as well? Now that would be something! tgb1963
  • Score: 1

11:10am Sat 31 May 14

ORBY says...

Hopefully, some of you posters will be able to purchase your Udinese shirts that you have coveted so much!!
Hopefully, some of you posters will be able to purchase your Udinese shirts that you have coveted so much!! ORBY
  • Score: 2

2:03pm Sat 31 May 14

akureyri says...

Play the game in quarters and mix the teams up a bit.
Play the game in quarters and mix the teams up a bit. akureyri
  • Score: -2

3:03pm Sat 31 May 14

Terry Dactile says...

Sealegs wrote:
Shame most people will be on holiday - like me for instance...
Should we play pre-season games in September then?? After the season has started? The clue is in the name!
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: Shame most people will be on holiday - like me for instance...[/p][/quote]Should we play pre-season games in September then?? After the season has started? The clue is in the name! Terry Dactile
  • Score: 3

7:51pm Sat 31 May 14

EltonForever says...

Watford3 Udinese 0
Watford3 Udinese 0 EltonForever
  • Score: 2

12:25pm Sun 1 Jun 14

buckler says...

Imagine the 50/50 merchandise that could be available for this Italian butt licking fest! Could even chant songs for them and cheer if they score!
Imagine the 50/50 merchandise that could be available for this Italian butt licking fest! Could even chant songs for them and cheer if they score! buckler
  • Score: 3

5:05pm Tue 3 Jun 14

JonBoy says...

what would uefa do if we were ever drawn against udinese or granada in a competition? pozzos could tell one of the clubs to roll over.
what would uefa do if we were ever drawn against udinese or granada in a competition? pozzos could tell one of the clubs to roll over. JonBoy
  • Score: 0

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