Premier League Behind the Badge: Watford FC, a Four-Episode Series, Follows the Club as They Face Four Different Opponents
Captain Troy Deeney, Defender Sebastian Prodl, and Player Liaison Officer Lorenzo Libutti among Those Profiled in Episode #1
Episodes Available on NBCSports.com & the NBCSports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 23, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s Behind the Badge series – an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at a Premier League club – continues this season with Behind the Badge: Watford FC. The four-part series debuts this Sunday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and will present viewers with a never-before-seen look at the Hornets’ work on and off the pitch. Voiced by BBC presenter and former English footballer Gary Lineker, the series follows an intriguing mix of players, coaches and support staff, recounting their daily lives and routines.
Co-produced with Goalhanger Films, the first episode will feature captain Troy Deeney, defenders Younes Kaboul and Sebastian Prodl, and Player Liaison Officer Lorenzo Libutti. Each episode will focus on the club’s preparation for that week’s match, as well as the game itself. NBC Sports Group’s camera crews will be given access to the offices, training facilities, locker rooms, pitch, and tunnel, capturing the unique atmosphere leading up to and throughout the matches.
This year’s Premier League campaign is Watford’s 10th overall in England’s top flight since their founding in 1881. Under new head coach Walter Mazzarri, the Hornets are currently in eighth place, and have lost just once in their last six matches. Renowned for their international flair, Watford have been represented by 19 different nationalities on the pitch this season, making the Hornets the most diverse club in the Premier League. Despite featuring players from around the globe, Watford’s family feel makes the club one of the closest-knit groups in the country. Located northwest of London, in the county of Hertfordshire, the community-tied team boast one of the most famous celebrity fans in all of English football: Sir Elton John. Born five miles from Vicarage Road, the music icon even has one of the stadium’s stands named after him.
Following is the full schedule for Premier League Behind the Badge: Watford FC:
|Sun., Nov. 27||2 p.m.||1||Leicester City||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 4||2 p.m.||2||Stoke City||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 11||2 p.m.||3||West Brom||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 18||2 p.m.||4||Everton||NBCSN|
All episodes will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.
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