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The Italian, who was sacked by Chievo in November, has seen his odds of becoming manager at Vicarage Road cut dramatically

Watford's Vicarage Road stadium

FA pledge support to Watford after youth team abandoned a match in Italy due to alleged racial abuse

The Watford youth team were taking part in the Wojtyka Cup in Rome on Wednesday when they were taken off by coach Dave Hughes

Troy Deeney celebrates scoring against Birmingham

Birmingham 0 Watford 1 match report: Early Troy Deeney strike is enough to give play-off finalist's opening day victory

Deeney's 11th minute strike hands Hornets the win as they continue good form from last season

Inexperience cost Watford against Crystal Palace, says former Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia

Captain Manuel Almunia believes youthful inexperience of the big occasion was the overriding factor behind Watford's frustrating below-par performance in yesterday's npower Championship play-off final defeat to Crystal Palace.

Watford stalwart Lloyd Doyley

Watford seek repeat of 2006: No-frills Lloyd Doyley eager to serve up second slice of rich promotion cake

Amid all the comings and goings and ups and downs at Watford these past few years – the greatest upheaval materialising since the Pozzo family bought the club last June – one player has remained a constant, reassuring presence. Lloyd Doyley expects to take his place in defence at Wembley tomorrow for the 408th time since Gianluca Vialli summoned him into the first team in September 2001.

Troy Deeney scored a late winner to send Watford through to the Championship play-off finals

Amazing 90 seconds send Gianfranco Zola's Watford to Wembley

Manuel Almunia makes double save from an injury-time penalty before Troy Deeney sends Watford back to Wembley

Substitute goalkeeper Jack Bonham of Watford sits on the ground dejected after the opening goal scored by Dominic Poleon

Watford 1 Leeds United 2 match report: Jack Bonham left in private hell as he lets Watford's chances slip

The Calvin Report: He was the club's most unlikely recruit since wine waiter Gary Plumley

Hull’s Gedo (right) challenges Lewin Nyatanga last night

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Attention: There is an unclaimed lottery ticket in Hull area.

Rafael Benitez has compared Juan Mata to Gianfranco Zola

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata see star status continue to grow

Midfielder has been in exceptional form this term

Hull City 1 Middlesbrough 0 match report: Hull find some mettle thanks to Jason Steele

This weekend just happens to mark the 20th anniversary of the pivotal Old Trafford occasion when Steve Bruce rose to head home two late goals for a comeback win against Sheffield Wednesday which put Manchester United back on course for their first League title in 26 years.

West Ham vs West Brom preview: Baggies coach Steve Clarke says Sam Allardyce deserves a new contract at Upton Park

West Brom head coach Steve Clarke insists his side still have plenty to play for during the next two months and will not allow the season to fizzle out.

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo

Chelsea will be fearing another case of the winter blues ahead of second Manchester United clash

Having started the season with seven wins from eight league games, and without a single defeat in the Premier League, Chelsea have now lost their last two fixtures.

Championship round-up: Leicester lead the way again

Leicester City consolidated their position at the top of the Championship last night with a 1-0 win over Brighton. Andy King's 10th-minute goal earned a sixth win in seven games for Nigel Pearson's side.

Giampaolo Pozzo has brought success to Udinese and Granada

Pozzos' connections open new doors for Watford

Experienced new Italian owners will tap scouting network to bring loan talent to Vicarage Road

A view of Watford stadium, Vicarage Road

Watford takeover falls through reveals current owner

Watford's potential takeover by the Pozzo family is now off, according to current owner Laurence Bassini.

Gianfranco Zola pictured enjoying the tennis at Queens last week

Italians buy in at Watford

The Pozzo family, the owners of the Serie A club Udinese and the Spanish club Granada, have agreed "in principle" to buy Watford.

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