No excuses if Hornets' promotion bid fails, says Deeney

Watford Observer:

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Hornets captain Troy Deeney says Watford can have no excuses if they fail to secure promotion to the Premier League this season.

Deeney discusses his potential departure from Watford and new contract

Watford Observer:

11:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Troy Deeney's honesty is what continues to make him a superb interview and it would have been easy for the striker to toe the party line when asked about the events which led to him signing a new four-year contract at Watford this week. But he didn't.

Sannino hopes 'Vydra of two years ago can come back'

Watford Observer:

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Beppe Sannino hopes “the Matej Vydra of two years ago can come back” after the striker produced another ineffective display during Watford’s 2-1 defeat against Doncaster Rovers.

Embarrassing Huddersfield defeat will provide motivation

Watford Observer:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

The last time Watford took on Huddersfield Town Beppe Sannino says he was embarrassed. It’s that feeling the Hornets head coach hopes will motivate his players against the Terriers tomorrow.

Watford v Huddersfield Town betting preview

Watford Observer:

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Watford are odds on favourites to continue their impressive start to the Championship season at home to struggling Huddersfield Town.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Watford broke their transfer record to sign Nathan Ellington from West Bromwich Albion seven years ago today.

Hornets rebuff McGugan and Dyer enquires

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans says the Millers have had enquires for Watford duo Lewis McGugan and Lloyd Dyer rebuffed by the Hornets this week.

Ranegie joins Millwall on loan

Watford Observer: Mathias Ranegie during last season's game with Burnley. Picture: Holly Cant

4:33pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Striker Mathias Ranegie has left Watford to join Millwall on loan until January 1 after Troy Deeney signed a four-year contract at Watford.

Almunia forced to retire due to heart problem

Watford Observer:

11:52am Thursday 28th August 2014

Former Hornets goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has been forced to retire from professional football due to a heart problem.

Millwall among clubs chasing Ranegie's signature

Watford Observer: Ranegie says he'll leave if Deeney remains with Hornets

10:29am Thursday 28th August 2014

Mathias Ranegie looks set to leave Watford on loan, with several clubs, including Millwall, in talks with the striker.

Watch highlights of Hornets' League Cup defeat to Doncaster Rovers

Watford Observer:

10:28am Thursday 28th August 2014

Watch the highlights of Watford's 2-1 League Cup defeat against Doncaster Rovers.

Watford Chess Club youngster selected to represent England

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Watford Chess Club's Adithya Pramod Paleri has been selected to represent England at the European Youth Chess Championships and World School Championships after winning the national Under-9 title.

Chorleywood left needing a win ahead of final weekend of fixtures

Watford Observer:

5:29pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The latest action from the Saracens Herts Cricket League.

Golden Girls to hold Family Fun Day this weekend

Watford Observer:

5:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Watford Ladies will host their Family Fun Day on Sunday as the Golden Girls take on Durham Women in Women’s Super League 2.

Watford Cheetahs beaten in first round of play-offs

Watford Observer: Watford Cheetahs AFC

5:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Watford Cheetahs were beaten in the first round of the British American Football Association National League (BAFANL) play-offs 9-6 by Edinburgh Wolves on Sunday.

Finn left waiting for England return after latest snub

Watford Observer:

5:17pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Steve Finn is still waiting for his first England appearance since last September after the Watford-born fast bowler was left out of the one-day international side for Wednesday’s defeat against India.

Shinkwin: My game is really coming together

Watford Observer: Shinkwin finishes 38th in France

5:09pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A joint third-place finish at the Rolex Open has further boosted Callum Shinkwin’s hopes of securing a European Tour card for 2015 and the Bushey golfer says: “My game is really coming together”.

United have made a pig's ear of a silk purse

Watford Observer:

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

I would not expect anyone to feel sympathy for Manchester United fans but there by the grace of God go us all.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Watford won their first ever game in the top flight 32 years ago today by beating Everton.

Deeney targeting promotion after signing new Watford contract

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

5:43pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Troy Deeney says he is fully focussed on securing promotion to the Premier League after signing a new four-year contract at Watford.

UPDATED: Watford close to agreeing new contract with Deeney

Watford Observer: If Deeney does leave, who could replace him?

11:13am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The Hornets are close to agreeing a new contract with their captain Troy Deeney, the Watford Observer understands.

Joshua to face Airich in Manchester

Watford Observer:

4:52pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Watford’s Anthony Joshua will face Konstantin Airich at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on Saturday, September 13.

Young Hornets thump blunt Daggers

Watford Observer:

3:17pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Watford’s Under-18s produced a ruthless display to defeat Dagenham & Redbridge Under-18s 8-0 on Tuesday in the Youth Alliance South East Division

'I thought we were outstanding'

Watford Observer:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Paul Dickov praised his “outstanding” Doncaster Rovers side after they ended Watford’s Capital One Cup hopes with a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road last night.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The Family Terrace opened at Vicarage Road 31 years ago today as Watford lost their season opener against Coventry City.

Sannino says Doncaster deserved to advance

Watford Observer:

11:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Beppe Sannino says Doncaster Rovers deserved their 2-1 victory over his Watford side tonight but believes the starting XI he picked was strong enough to win the Capital One Cup second round tie.

Poor Hornets out of League Cup

Watford Observer:

9:44pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Lloyd Dyer scored on his return to the Watford side but the Hornets are out of the Capital One Cup after they paid the price for starting both halves poorly and producing a disjointed display as Doncaster Rovers claimed a 2-1 second round victory at Vicarage Road tonight.

HALF TIME: Hornets level against Doncaster following Dyer strike

Watford Observer:

8:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A goal from Lloyd Dyer means Watford go in at half time of their League Cup second round tie against Doncaster Rovers level with the score at 1-1.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Donny

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th 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.

Hornets confirm Battocchio loan move

Watford Observer:

4:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Watford have confirmed popular midfielder Cristian Battocchio has joined Serie B side Virtus Entella on a season-long loan.

Leeds won't appeal Byram dismissal due to lack of video evidence

Watford Observer:

4:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Leeds United will not appeal the red card Sam Byram received against Watford due to a lack of video evidence and the defender vehemently denies head-butting Daniel Pudil.

Tamas latest to reignite international career at Watford

Watford Observer:

2:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Gabriel Tamas has become the latest player to reignite his international career whilst at Watford.

Czech mates Vydra and Pudil receive international call-ups

Watford Observer:

12:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Watford duo Matej Vydra and Daniel Pudil have been selected in the Czech Republic squad for next week’s friendly against the USA and their 2016 European Championship qualifier against the Netherlands.

No fresh injury concerns for Hornets

Watford Observer:

10:05am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Watford have no fresh injury concerns ahead of tonight’s League Cup tie against Doncaster Rovers while Craig Cathcart is back in training following a knee injury.

Opposition profile: Doncaster Rovers

Watford Observer: Paul Dickov. Picture: Action Images

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Opposition Profile: Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Rovers’ League One campaign has seen a productive start with two wins, a draw and a loss as they attempt to return to the division they exited so dramatically at the end of last season.

HALF TIME: Hornets level against Doncaster following Dyer strike

Watford Observer:

8:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A goal from Lloyd Dyer means Watford go in at half time of their League Cup second round tie against Doncaster Rovers level with the score at 1-1.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

IVECO became Watford's first kit sponsors 32 years ago today.

Battocchio set to leave Watford for Serie B side

Watford Observer: Picture: Holly Cant

3:47pm Monday 25th August 2014

Popular Watford midfielder Cristian Battocchio is on the verge of completing a loan move to Serie B side Virtus Entella.

Anya called up to face world champions

Watford Observer: Ikechi Anya in action for Scotland on Friday night. Picture: Action Images

5:14pm Monday 25th August 2014

Watford winger Ikechi Anya has been called up to the Scotland squad to face world champions Germany next month.

VIDEOS: Battocchio's performances and goals won over most Watford fans

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

4:28pm Monday 25th August 2014

Cristian Battocchio’s pending departure from Watford will not be welcomed by a large proportion of the club’s supporters. His excellent attitude and personality endeared him to the Vicarage Road faithful immediately and he chipped in with a few special goals – one in particular is unlikely to be forgotten. Here are a few videos of Battocchio during his first two years with the Hornets.

UPDATED: Gilmartin returns to Watford

Watford Observer: Rene Gilmartin replaced Scott Loach against Millwall last night. Picture: Action Images

2:06pm Monday 25th August 2014

Watford have re-signed former goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin on a one-year contract.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Monday 25th August 2014

The late Terry Challis' cartoons first appeared in this newspaper's pages 42 years ago today.

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Hornets' impressive victory against Leeds

Watford Observer:

3:49pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Watch highlights of the Hornets' 4-1 victory over Leeds United.

BALLOT: Who was your Hornets star performer?

Watford Observer:

10:46am Sunday 24th August 2014

Fernando Forestieri was the official man of the match following Watford's 4-1 win against Leeds United yesterday but who was your star performer as the Hornets rose to second in the early-season table.

Langford sets new national Under-20 record

Watford Observer:

6:18pm Sunday 24th August 2014

It’s been a landmark day for Kyle Langford after the Watford athlete raced against one of the world’s biggest stars of track and field and broke a long-standing British record in the process.

Rickmansworth Hockey Club to host open day

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Rickmansworth Hockey Club will be joining clubs around the country by holding an open day on Sunday, September 7 as part of England Hockey’s national club weekend.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Sunday 24th August 2014

Luther Blissett broke Duncan Welbourne's Watford appearance record at Newcastle United 33 years ago today.

Rotation reason for Dyer and McGugan's absence according to Sannino

Watford Observer:

10:07pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Beppe Sannino suggested Lloyd Dyer and Lewis McGugan’s exclusion from Watford’s squad this afternoon was simply down to their large squad but would not state explicitly that Dyer’s angry celebration on Tuesday wasn’t a factor.

Leeds set to look again at Byram's dismissal

Watford Observer:

8:49pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Dave Hockaday said Leeds United will look at video footage of Sam Byram’s red card after the defender was sent off late in the 4-1 defeat against Watford this afternoon but claimed he did not see the incident.

UPDATED: The Watford bench were getting 'very frustrated and animated'

Watford Observer:

7:17pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Dave Hockaday believed the Watford bench were getting “very frustrated and animated” prior to Giuseppe Bellusci’s red card and Troy Deeney’s penalty which turned the game in the Hornets favour in their 4-1 victory at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

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