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Watford to make “Premier League Behind the Badge” debut

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WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Etienne Capoue of Watford celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on August 20, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

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Following on from Crystal Palace last season, Premier League outfit Watford have had the “Premier League Behind the Badge” treatment in the past few months.

From this weekend you will be able to see the results of the behind-the-scenes access.

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In an exclusive series, NBC Sports followed around the Hornets in a very similar fashion to HBO’s Hard Knocks which joins the preseason camp of one NFL team each summer.

Below is the schedule for the four episodes on Watford, which you can watch on NBCSN and live online via NBCSports.com in the coming weeks.


First episode: Sunday, Nov. 27, 2 p.m. ET - NBCSN
Second episode: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. ET - NBCSN
Third episode: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. ET - NBCSN
Fourth episode: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. ET - NBCSN


And here is some more info on what you can expect from the series, plus a video teaser:

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.


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