Watford players fined £100 per minute for lateness
Watford captain Troy Deeney revealed this week that players are fined £100 per minute for being late for training.
The players log in at the security gate at the club’s London Colney training ground. And even the traffic on the nearby M25 will not be an excuse for lateness.
Gracia said: “All groups need discipline. I don’t like to have many rules, because, for me, it’s important the players will be responsible.
" It’s better if you don’t have many rules. I prefer not to take away money."
But I think we need some rules. They respect. It’s a good way to achieve our objectives.
Asked what is done with the money generated from fines, boss Javi Gracia added: “They players decide what they want to do (with the money). They have different options. One of them is charity.
“Most of them respect the rules. They don’t need me to remind them what they have to do.”
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure admitted he has been fined for lateness.
“I’m not always on time. I try, but if I come late I have to pay like everyone,” Doucoure said.
Doucoure was linked with a move to United last season, but signed a new contract until 2023 in the summer.
He added: “I was always focused on Watford. I’m very happy to have my new deal.
“I don’t think all the speculation was true.”