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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.

Watford enquiry for Leicester's King rejected

Watford Observer:

8:34pm Monday 21st July 2014

Watford have made an enquiry for Leicester City midfielder Andy King but were told he is not for sale.

Watford turn down Leicester's bid for Deeney

Watford Observer: Letting fly: Troy Deeney scoring his fine goal against Burnley on Saturday. Picture: Holly Cant

8:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

Watford have rejected a £6.5m bid from Leicester City for striker Troy Deeney.

Late goals cost ten-man Watford

Watford Observer: Fernando Forestieri scored for the Hornets in their friendly win. Picture: Holly Cant

5:06pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Ten-man Watford conceded two late goals as they drew 2-2 with Shrewsbury Town.

UPDATED: St Albans to face Watford next weekend

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

1:53pm Friday 18th July 2014

Watford's first team will take on St Albans City on Saturday, July 26.

COMMENT: Watford have the squad and head coach to secure promotion

Watford Observer: Picture: Dave Peters

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Sitting in the pub on Thursday night, I found myself starting to explain to my friends why I thought Watford would secure promotion this season – it was a very persuasive argument if I do say so myself.

Tamas: 'Watford will have great season if players understand Sannino's message'

Watford Observer: Gabriel Tamas.jpg

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

New signing Gabriel Tamas believes Watford will have a successful season if the players utilise Beppe Sannino’s knowledge and are able to follow his instructions.

Hornets still searching for friendly opponent

Watford Observer:

4:28pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Watford have confirmed they are still looking for a pre-season friendly – or friendlies – next weekend.

Smith: I'm living the life now and I'm living the dream

Watford Observer:

1:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Former Bushey ABC fighter Mitchell Smith believes he is finally living the lifestyle needed to reach his potential after he won the English title on Thursday night.

Watford confirm arrival of World Cup full back

Watford Observer: Juan Carlos Paredes AI.jpg

6:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Watford have confirmed the permanent signing of Ecuador full back Juan Carlos Paredes.

Watford striker on trial with Manchester United

Watford Observer: Picture: Milk Cup

5:52pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The Hornets' schoolboy striker Ogo Obi is currently on trial at Premier League side Manchester United, the Watford Observer understands.

Broken rib doesn't stop impressive Shinkwin from securing Southern Area title

Watford Observer:

12:32pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Sore was Miles Shinkwin's initial response when he was asked on Monday how he felt about winning the Southern Area title at the weekend.

Tougher test to come next month after another early stoppage

Watford Observer:

1:28pm Monday 14th July 2014

Anthony Joshua made it seven knockout victories inside two rounds at the weekend but will face a step-up in quality next month in Dublin.

Watford planning pre-season double header

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

8:02pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Watford have confirmed they are hoping to play a couple of pre-season games over the weekend of July 25 to the 27th.

Consecutive goalless draws for Watford

Watford Observer: Sean Murray. Picture: Holly Cant

5:56pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Performances and results are not crucial at this stage of pre-season but it is understandable to have some sympathy for the Watford fans who travelled to Austria this weekend as they return home having not seen a goal in the two friendlies in recent days.

Kick-off time for Watford versus Rubin Kazan moved

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

11:52am Friday 11th July 2014

Watford’s friendly tomorrow with Rubin Kazan has been brought forward by half an hour.

COMMENT: Criticism of Pozzos not spending money is ridiculous

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

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

A criticism I have heard increasingly this summer from a small section of Watford fans, which in truth is starting to grate on me, relates to the Pozzos not spending a penny on transfers since their arrival at Watford. It is ridiculous.

Watford target three more signings

Watford Observer: Juan Carlos Paredes AI.jpg

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

The pending arrival of Juan Carlos Paredes and Daniel Tozser’s signing means the Hornets are now only targeting three more positions, the Watford Observer understands.

Shinkwin tells McIntyre: 'You're in for a big shock''

Watford Observer:

8:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Miles Shinkwin says his opponent for the Southern Area title, Joel McIntyre, is in for a “big shock” if the Portsmouth boxer believes his claims the Bushey man has a glass chin, no heart and can’t punch.

Yellow and Red Lion to be transferred to Bassini's liquidator

Watford Observer: Laurence Bassini "evasive" and making "empty threats", court hears

10:47am Thursday 10th July 2014

Watford FC still own the freehold for the Yellow and Red Lion pub on Vicarage Road but it will eventually be transferred to the liquidator for Laurence Bassini.

Swansea have not submitted official bid for Deeney

Watford Observer: Statistically dominant: Troy Deeney

5:02pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Swansea City have not made an official bid for Troy Deeney and reports surfacing today relate to an enquiry made several weeks ago, the Watford Observer understands.

Smith: I mean no disrespect but I am a level above Cope

Watford Observer: Mitchell Smith has forged a telepathic relationship with trainer Jason Rowland: Action Images

1:20pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Mitchell Smith is keen not to appear disrespectful towards his opponent ahead of their English title fight on Wednesday but is also a confident enough to state "there are levels in boxing and I believe I am a level above Peter Cope".

COMMENT: Unusual deal which shows how the Pozzos' contact list is helping Watford

Watford Observer: New signing Daniel Tozser impressed on his Hornets debut. Picture: Dave Peters

7:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

The journey Dániel Tőzsér has taken to re-join Watford has been unusual and unexpected but it is another example of the Pozzos using their contacts in Italian football to help enhance the Hornets' squad significantly.

Watford score seven in Austrian rout

Watford Observer: Matej Vydra. Picture: Action Images

6:50pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Friendlies early into pre-season are almost always arranged to improve fitness but Beppe Sannino won't be complaining that his side found their shooting boots during this evening's 7-0 victory over SV Feldkirchen.

Watford agree deal for World Cup full back

Watford Observer:

2:46pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

The Hornets have agreed a deal with Ecuador full back Juan Carlos Paredes, the Watford Observer understands.

UPDATED: Watford agree two-year loan deal for Tőzsér

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

8:08pm Monday 7th July 2014

Watford have re-signed Dániel Tőzsér on loan for the next two seasons with the view to a permanent move.

Cathcart insists he has improved since his first spell at Watford

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

8:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

Craig Cathcart failed to impress during his first spell at Watford but five years older and more experienced, the centre half is ready to show he is a vastly improved player second time around.

Watford defender helps Algeria create history

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

11:20pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Watford defender Essaid Belkalem helped Algeria create history tonight by reaching the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time.

Tozser still priority despite Ambrosini enquiries

Watford Observer: Massimo Ambrosini during his time at AC Milan. Picture: Action Images

6:55pm Thursday 26th June 2014

The Hornets have made enquiries about former Italy international Massimo Ambrosini but we understand Daniel Tozser remains their priority in the holding midfield role.

COMMENT: Why Vydra's move to Watford made complete sense for all parties

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

10:00am Friday 27th June 2014

I was made aware of Watford’s hopes of re-signing Matej Vydra several months ago and was always confident it would happen because, simply, it made complete sense for all parties.

Blackpool goalkeeper one of many on Watford's radar

Watford Observer: Matt Gilks during Blackpool's heavy defeat to Watford last season. Picture: Action Images

5:58pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Watford have considered a move for Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks but we understand no contract offer has been made.

UPDATED: Faraoni faces uncertain future

Watford Observer: Picture: Holly Cant

7:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Chris Lewington is on trial with Watford but it appears Davide Faraoni is unlikely to remain at Vicarage Road next season.

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