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Sannino's Watford reign in serious doubt

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

11:54pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Beppe Sannino’s reign as Watford’s head coach is in serious doubt; with the Italian today refusing to state whether he believes he has lost the support of the dressing room.

Vydra doubtful for Leeds clash

Watford Observer:

5:46pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Matej Vydra is a doubt for Saturday's match with Leeds United but there is good news on two other Watford strikers.

HALF-TIME: Game goalless at the New York Stadium

Watford Observer: HALF-TIME: Game goalless at the New York Stadium

8:38pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rotherham United and Watford go into half-time level at the New York Stadium.

Deeney not currently considering handing in transfer request

Watford Observer:

4:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Hornets striker Troy Deeney is not currently considering handing in a transfer request despite reports to the contrary, the Watford Observer understands.

Crystal Palace set to appoint Malky Mackay

Watford Observer: Malky Mackay managed Watford for two seasons from 2009 to 2011. Picture: Action Images

2:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Crystal Palace are set to announce Malky Mackay as their new manager, it is being reported.

Anya and Doyley back for trip to New York

Watford Observer:

3:39pm Monday 18th August 2014

Watford could welcome back Ikechi Anya and Lloyd Doyley for tomorrow's trip to Rotherham United.

Watford will not be appealing Ekstrand's three-match ban

Watford Observer:

3:22pm Monday 18th August 2014

Watford will not be appealing Joel Ekstrand's controversial red card against Norwich City or the subsequent three-match ban.

Sannino: 'We should have been more angry and compact'

Watford Observer: Beppe Sannino. Picture: Action Images

6:28pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Beppe Sannino believes Watford would not have conceded three goals against Norwich City if they had 11 men on the pitch but says his team should have been more angry and compact during this afternoon’s 3-0 defeat.

Ekstrand's early sending off crucial as Norwich thump Watford

Watford Observer:

4:55pm Saturday 16th August 2014

The 3-0 scoreline will startle those who weren’t at Carrow Road but Norwich City were completely dominant against Watford once Joel Ekstrand was sent off just two minutes into this afternoon’s contest.

Watford won't sell Deeney this summer as third Leicester bid rejected

Watford Observer:

11:14am Saturday 16th August 2014

The Hornets have turned down a third bid from Leicester City for Troy Deeney and – barring an absurd offer – will not sell the striker this summer, the Watford Observer understands.

Sannino: We think Deeney will be staying this season

Watford Observer:

7:50pm Saturday 9th August 2014

Beppe Sannino usually refuses to give an opinion on Troy Deeney’s future but the Watford head coach this afternoon stated the club thinks their captain will remain at Vicarage Road all season.

Sannino only 70 per cent happy despite 3-0 win

Watford Observer:

7:12pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A 3-0 victory on the opening day of the season would delighted most managers but Beppe Sannino claimed he was only 70 per cent happy following Watford’s win over Bolton Wanderers.

Clocks turned back as Deeney and Vydra fire Watford to victory

Watford Observer:

5:11pm Saturday 9th August 2014

It was like the clocks had been turned back at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

Watford legend to become PA announcer at Vicarage Road

Watford Observer: Watford FC legend Luther Blissett was one of the quizmasters for the evening.

1:21pm Saturday 9th August 2014

Watford legend Luther Blissett will be reading out the teams before the Hornets’ matches at Vicarage Road this season.

Watford not concerned by pitch infection

Watford Observer: Vicarage Road. Picture: Action Images

5:22pm Friday 8th August 2014

Watford have released a statement explaining that the Vicarage Road pitch is currently discoloured in places due to an infection but stressed there is no long-term risk to the surface.

Discuss the action as Watford kick-off their Championship season

Watford Observer: Vicarage Road. Picture: Action Images

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

The Watford Observer is hoping fans will enjoy interacting pre-match, during the game and after the final whistle has blown on our website.

Watford target another home-grown midfielder

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

7:00am Friday 8th August 2014

The Hornets are still looking to sign a home-grown midfielder on loan despite completing a temporary deal for Italian Gianni Munari this week.

East Stand expected to be fully open by end of September

Watford Observer: The new stand

12:28pm Thursday 7th August 2014

The Golden Boys expect the whole of the new East Stand at Vicarage Road to be open by the end of September, the Watford Observer understands.

Watford expected to only receive around £130,000 for Obi

Watford Observer:

11:54am Thursday 7th August 2014

Watford youngster Ogo Obi looks set to join Manchester United after his recent trial but the Hornets are likely to only receive approximately £130,000 for the talented striker.

UPDATE: Trabzonspor have option to buy Belkalem for around £2m

Watford Observer: Essaid Belkalem with Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic after the 1-1 draw. Picture: Action Images

9:39am Thursday 7th August 2014

Trabzonspor have the option to buy Essaid Belkalem from Watford for between £2m and £2.3m at the end of his loan spell with the Turkish club, the Watford Observer understand.

Assombalonga's Forest move earns Watford another £2.15m

Watford Observer: Britt Assombalonga become Watford's 50th first team player from the Academy. Picture: Pippa Douglas

8:15pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

He may have only played for Watford four times but Britt Assombalonga has earned the club more than £3.3m following his transfer to Nottingham Forest tonight.

Watford youth coach to leave the club

Watford Observer: Academy boss Dave Hughes has seen three of his charges turn professional in the past week. Picture: Holly Cant

10:27am Wednesday 6th August 2014

The Hornets' youth coach David Hughes will be leaving the club to take up a full-time position with the Football Association of Wales, the Watford Observer understands.

UPDATE: Paredes eligible for season opener after receiving international clearance

Watford Observer:

4:10pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Watford have this afternoon received international clearance for Juan Carlos Paredes which means the Ecuador international is now be eligible for Saturday's Championship opener with Bolton Wanderers

Italian midfielder joins Watford on loan

Watford Observer:

4:41pm Monday 4th August 2014

Watford have confirmed the loan signing of Italian midfielder Gianni Munari.

Leicester set to make another Deeney bid

Watford Observer: Troy Deeney will hope to find the net against lowly Barnsley this weekend: Dave Peters

6:00am Monday 4th August 2014

Leicester City have not ended their interest in Troy Deeney and are planning to make another bid for the striker, the Watford Observer understands.

Udinese friendly will show if Watford are ready for Bolton

Watford Observer:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Beppe Sannino believes tomorrow’s match with Udinese will show whether Watford are ready for their Championship opener with Bolton Wanderers the following week.

Can Watford get the best out of Vydra in a 4-3-3?

Watford Observer: Matej Vydra celebrating scoring for Watford. Picture: Holly Cant

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

When Matej Vydra struggled to make an impact against Shrewsbury Town two weeks ago, Beppe Sannino conceded playing him on the left could have been the reason and acknowledged the dynamic striker would be better suited playing through the middle.

Hertfordshire's Hell's Belles looking to home support ahead of derby

Watford Observer:

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Watford's Janice Starkey is hoping a home crowd will help Hertfordshire’s Hell’s Belles roller derby team overcome one of their local rivals this month.

Watford reveal squad numbers for 2014/15 season

Watford Observer: Essaid Belkalem at the end of Saturday's game. Picture: Action Images

11:39am Thursday 31st July 2014

New Watford signing Odion Ighalo will wear the 24 shirt this season whilst Essaid Belkalem and Reece Brown have not been given squad numbers. See here for a full list.

Sannino queries if training plans are influencing performances

Watford Observer: Beppe Sannino and the Hornets squad will visit Udine Town Hall this evening. Picture: Action Images

12:14am Thursday 31st July 2014

Beppe Sannino has suggested Watford’s intense training schedule could be influencing his team’s performances during pre-season but believes tonight’s 1-0 loss to Coventry City may help reduce the chance of suffering defeats in the future.

UPDATED: Ighalo completes Watford move

Watford Observer:

5:07pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Udinese striker Odion Ighalo has completed his loan move to Watford, signing a one-year deal.

Dyche says Burnley can't afford to buy Deeney

Watford Observer: Picture: Holly Cant

1:04am Monday 28th July 2014

Sean Dyche has confirmed Burnley are no longer trying to sign Troy Deeney due to Watford’s valuation of the player.

Redknapp confirms Deeney talks

Watford Observer: Harry Redknapp's side have underachieved this term considering the investment made. Picture: Action Images

12:34am Monday 28th July 2014

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed he wants to sign Watford captain Troy Deeney.

Watford still waiting for Paredes' international clearance

Watford Observer: Juan Carlos Paredes is set to join Watford. Picture: Action Images.

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Watford are still waiting for international clearance for new signing Juan Carlos Paredes but head coach Beppe Sannino insists the player is fully fit heading into the start of the Championship season.

'Keith Andrews has good personality and character'

Watford Observer:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Beppe Sannino has praised the character and personality of Keith Andrews following the Bolton Wanderers midfielder’s loan move to Watford.

UPDATE: Belkalem to leave Watford after agreeing a loan move to Trabzonspor

Watford Observer: Passion: Essaid Belkalem celebrates Algeria's progression to the second round. Picture: Action Images

5:54pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Hornets defender Essaid Belkalem is set to join Turkish side Trabzonspor on a one-year loan, the Watford Observer understands.

Battocchio scores twice as Watford score five at St Albans

Watford Observer: Cristian Battocchio's work rate and attitude has seen him become a fans' favourite at Watford. Picture: Holly Cant

5:01pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Troy Deeney was a second-half substitute as Watford cruised to a comfortable 5-0 win at St Albans City.

Watford will not be facing Osasuna tomorrow

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

1:39pm Friday 25th July 2014

Watford have confirmed they will only be playing St Albans City tomorrow.

Udinese striker in 'final negotiations' with Watford

Watford Observer: The Hornets are considering a move for Odion Ighalo. Picture: Action Images.

11:39am Friday 25th July 2014

Udinese striker Odion Ighalo says he is in the “final negotiations” over a move to Watford.

No bids accepted despite Deeney's absence

Watford Observer: Troy Deeney scores from the penalty spot. Picture: Holly Cant.

11:17am Friday 25th July 2014

The Watford Observer have been told the Hornets have still not accepted any bids for Troy Deeney despite his absence during last night’s game with Boreham Wood.

'Troy is a big professional, as a man and as a player'

Watford Observer:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Beppe Sannino has praised Troy Deeney’s behaviour amid constant speculation surrounding his future.

Sannino knows Vydra's best position but is experimenting

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Beppe Sannino recognises Matej Vydra performs better through the middle but stressed he is using pre-season to experiment with the striker on the left.

Watford have not accepted any Deeney bids despite another offer

Watford Observer: Troy Deeney will hope to find the net against lowly Barnsley this weekend: Dave Peters

2:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The Hornets have still not accepted any offers for Troy Deeney despite an increased bid from a Premier League side, the Watford Observer understands.

Trialist starts for Watford during stalemate at Wealdstone

Watford Observer: Diego Fabbrini is a doubt for the weekend game against Charlton Athletic. Picture: Action Images

9:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Watford development side were held to a goalless draw at Wealdstone tonight in front of the club’s owner Gino Pozzo and head coach Beppe Sannino.

Watford name Deeney captain

Watford Observer: Picture: Dave Peters

2:55pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Beppe Sannino has confirmed Troy Deeney is Watford's captain heading into the 2014/15 campaign.

Watford hopeful of landing experienced midfielder on loan

Watford Observer:

12:26pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Hornets are hopeful of signing experienced midfielder Keith Andrews on a season-long loan, the Watford Observer understands.

Fabbrini expected to feature as Watford face Wealdstone

Watford Observer: Picture: Holly Cant

11:36am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Diego Fabbrini is expected to be among the Watford first team players lining up against Wealdstone tonight.

Injury update on Abdi, Murray, Forestieri and Cathcart

Watford Observer: Almen Abdi is ruled out of tomorrow's trip to Charlton Athletic. Picture: Holly Cant

5:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Almen Abdi is back in full training after missing Watford's last friendly due to illness but the club are still waiting to conclude assessments on Fernando Forestieri and Craig Cathcart's injuries.

Watford consider move for ex-Arsenal midfielder

Watford Observer:

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Hornets are considering a move for former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, the Watford Observer understands.

Watford reject another Leicester bid for Deeney

Watford Observer: Hot shot: Troy Deeney was the equal third highest scorer in the Football League last season. Picture: Holly Cant

9:50am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Hornets have turned down another bid from Leicester City for striker Troy Deeney, which the Watford Observer understands was a £7.5m offer.

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