Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Watford to appeal Vydra red card

Watford to appeal Vydra red card

Gianfranco Zola has announced that Watford will appeal the controversial red card given to striker Matej Vydra yesterday.

The 20 year-old forward was dismissed for what referee Steve Rushton intimated was a stamp on Middlesbrough's Nicky Bailey.

Bailey had made the initial challenge on Vydra and at first was under the impression that it had been he who had been sent-off.

'Boro boss Tony Mowbray was also convinced that it was his side who were being penalised.

In reality, the Czech forward merely jumped out the way of the challenge before trying to regain his footing. A lack of reaction from any Middlesbrough player should have been an indicator for Mr Rushton.

Speaking to, Zola confirmed that the club will appeal the red card:

'We will appeal - of course we will appeal,' confirmed Zola.

'No one in the ground saw anything - apart from the referee. It was out of the blue wasn't it?

'I think you can tell a lot by players' reactions and not one person said anything or made any gesture.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Sunday October 7 2012
Time: 12:27PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Stats: Liverpool v Watford

All the stats from Liverpool (5) vs (0) Watford, Anfield, 17/3/18 Att: 53,287

Liverpool v Watford - Team Sheets - 17-03-18

Watford head to Anfield to face off against Liverpool for the latest Premier League game.

Watford Defender Gets Northern Ireland Call

Craig Cathcart has been called up by Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill for the coming international break.

No Complaints About Arsenal Defeat

Watford head coach Javi Gracia has said he feels the side can have no complaints following Sunday's defeat to Arsenal.

Watford Archived Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Liverpool MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Hughes0%
Sub - Okaka0%
Sub - Janmaat0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures

Vital Football Comment