This live event has finished
All over. Better from Wanderers in the second half - but then it couldn't have been worse.
Immediate improvement needed.
Goal opens up for Chungy - but his off-balance volley sums the whole day up.
Wanderers nearly hit back immediately - Davies' header pushed around the post by Gomes. From the corner, Dervite heads just over the top.
This time it's Dervite caught flat footed. Ball played straight down the middle and it's Forestieri - who had been on for 20 seconds as a sub - who calmly placed the ball home.
Davies has worked hard today too. Not everything has come off for him but he has showed a couple of decent touches.
Wanderers have improved, slightly, but they need something special to get back into it from here.
Paredes down like he's been shot by Chung-Yong, who has been Wanderers' best player in this second half.
Chungy cross to Beckford but he can't get a shot away. Good chance.
Beckford on for Danns
Clever effort from Chungy, Gomes tips it over the bar.
Davies volleys wide. Couple of half chances starting to emerge now.
Dervite on for Moxey.
Feeney has brightened things up. His shot is deflected just wide.
Abdi denied by Lonergan's legs. Should have been three.
Moxey having a mare. Deeney beats him again to slide cross in for Vydra, his shot goes just wide.
Another moment of confusion between Moxey and Lonergan. Deeney nearly steals in for a third.
Lonergan pushes away shot from Abdi. Mini Wanderers revival halted.
Connection to internet down to barely nothing now folks. Bear with me.
Pratley off at break for Feeney. Better start from Whites - Spearing drilled low shot, deflected wide.
Half time and some boos from the Wanderers fans. Understandable.
Danns points into space for Ream to play a pass - but even the normally reliable American's radar is off. Half to forget for everyone in white.
Just not happening for Wanderers in the first 45 minutes. Some very strong words are waiting from the manager, I'm sure.
Pratley plays a terrible pass, prompting boos from the Wanderers fans.
Abdi strikes a low shot from 20 yards out. Lonergan sees it all the way and gathers - but Watford still playing some lovely stuff.
And yet the Wanderers fans keep singing... fair play to them!
But he gets away with it - referee Boyeson just gives him a warning. First thing that has gone right for Wanderers all day!
Medo in trouble here. Made a challenge on a Watford man and then thought he'd been waved play on. The referee called him back and prompted a furious response from the midfielder.
Spearing drills a free kick in towards Mills. He makes a headed connection but straight at Gomes.
Notice that Watford have virtually no ball boys/girls. Medo just had to run 30 yards to go and get a loose ball, wasting more time.
Little break in play as McGugan gets treatment.
Medo nearly helps him. First decent shot at goal but dips over the bar.
"Freedman sort it out" cry the Wanderers fans.
Watford playing some nice football on the break. Not so Wanderers...
Lonergan not covering himself in glory - but who is?
Deeney nearly makes it three. Lonergan nowhere near the corner from the left and Deeney heads down and wide.
An awful start, I suppose you'd call this.
This time it's Vydra - another long ball from the back by Tozser towards the Czech, who beats Ream far too easily and then slides a shot past Lonergan.
3:20pm Sat 9 Aug 14
First of many goals we will concede I fear!
Davies does well to bring the ball down and play in Danns. Defender gets a good challenge in before he could get a shot away.
Much more movement from the men in yellow as they pour forward. All very static from a Wanderers point of view so far.
Poor free-kick from Spearing wastes a decent chance to get the ball into the box and manufacture an equaliser.
Angella lifts a lovely ball from the left full-back position and Troy Deeney ghosts in, lifts the ball over Lonergan and into the net.
Another emergency clearance from Ream as Abdi fires the ball across the box.
Paredes' cross causes problems - Lonergan came to punch away but didn't get near. Needs McNaughton to hook away in the end.
It does appear to have settled down after a frantic start.
Half a chance for Pratley after a mistake at the back by Paredes. Cleared before he could get a shot away, though.
Cleared well by Davies. All hands to the pump at the back for Wanderers.
Moxey not having an easy start. Just fouled Pudil on the edge of the box.
Danns working hard on the edge of the Watford box to try and keep hold of possession. Ended up having a free kick given against him. Unlucky.
Bit panicky early on from the Whites. Need to settle.
Pudil drives a low cross from the left right across goal. Good start from Watford.
Huge let off for Wanderers. Lonergan decided to stay on his line after initially darting from goal.
Almost a disastrous start. Mistake by Moxey - his first touch in a Wanderers shirt - puts Deeney through on Lonergan's goal. He hit the side netting.
Huddle finished. Time to get to business BWFC...
2:14pm Sat 9 Aug 14
what is df playing at big mistake not snapping up duke. what happens if we get strickers with injurys. need a good start to the campaign. im going 2-1 bolton today. nick & donna blackpool whites. C O Y W M.
Erm, Dougie Freedman would have signed Jutkiewicz... he doesn't sign the cheques.
Wi fi problems causing panic through the press box. Wouldn't be the opening day of the season without some sort of technical hitch.
Wanderers fans in very good voice before the whistle. Just hope that continues through 90 minutes.
Joe Riley makes his debut today for Oxford United against Burton today.
This may, or may not, be a bad thing.
Watford currently having the customary panic over wi-fi... which has now been switched off altogether.
Hearing that of 11 players signed by Watford over the summer, five are starting today.
Watford (4-3-3): Gomes; Tamas, Ekstrand, Angella; Paredes, Abdi, Tozser, McGugan, Pudil; Deeney (c) , Vydra.
Wanderers XI: Lonergan, McNaughton, Moxey, Mills, Ream, Spearing, Danns, Pratley, Chung-Yong, Kamara, C Davies
Subs: Bogdan, Feeney, Beckford, Dervite, Trotter, Wheater, Wilkinson
Andy Lonergan, Adam Bogdan and Ross Fitzsimons now going through their paces.
Adam Bogdan has now joined us!
A very half-finished feel about Vicarage Road, which I'm told will be completed before the Leigh Guided Busway.
Adam Bogdan had been struggling with a back injury but wasn't included in the list of injured players mentioned by Dougie Freedman at his press conference on Thursday.
Team sheets should be out in about 10 minutes but we might have a hint right in front of us here as Ross Fitzsimons, not Adam Bogdan, warms up with goalkeeping coach Lee Turner.
The Wanderers media man is here. Dan Houlker looking smart...
Press box still close to the corner flag here at Vicarage Road. Expect my corner count to be bob on...
Good afternoon, merry new season and welcome to Matchday Live!