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Abdi out of Boro trip but Andrews and Cathcart available

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Almen Abdi will miss Saturday’s trip to Middlesbrough with a shoulder injury but Keith Andrews and Craig Cathcart are available for selection after recovering from calf problems.

Tozser: Jokanovic is a calm and clear communicator'

Watford Observer:

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Daniel Tozser has praised Slavisa Jokanovic's clear and calm communication.

Da-Silva-Lopes goal helps Posh overcome young Hornets

Watford Observer:

11:54am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Watford Under-18s suffered a 1-0 defeat against Peterborough United in the Youth Alliance South East Division on Tuesday.

When players drinking and smoking was commomplace

Watford Observer:

9:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Our former assistant editor continues his story of the 2000/01 season by reflecting when footballers had a more ‘relaxed’ approach to their physical well being.

Second-half blitz sends Tring to defeat

Watford Observer:

7:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tring Athletic were comfortably beaten 4-2 by Hertford Town on Saturday following a nine-minute second-half blitz from their visitors.

Watford on verge of title triumph

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Watford Water Polo Club Seconds were on the verge of capturing the London League Division Three title tonight despite suffering a 15-10 defeat to Enfield on Wednesday.

Kings Langley had belief to win despite red, says boss Hughes

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Paul Hughes admitted Ampthill Town’s red card make a big difference in Kings Langley’s 5-0 victory on Saturday, but says his players had the belief to win regardless.

Three Rivers Young Blades win team gold

Watford Observer:

5:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Three Rivers Young Blades fencing club celebrated winning a team gold medal at their latest youth team event.

Investigation launched following mass brawl

Watford Observer:

5:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The latest round-up of the action from Watford's Olympian League.

Oxhey Jets come back from 3-0 down to draw

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Oxhey Jets fought back from 3-0 down to secure a draw against London Tigers, less than 24 hours after finding out teammate Greg Usher had suffered a suspected stroke.

West Herts back on track after Chichester win

Watford Observer:

4:53pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

West Herts got back to winning ways in NOW Pensions NHL East after they recorded an impressive 5-1 win against Chichester Priory Park.

Hammer progress in FA Sunday Cup

Watford Observer:

4:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The latest Watford Sunday Football League action.

Berko remain top of the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division

Watford Observer:

4:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Berkhamsted remain top of the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division after extending their unbeaten streak to five matches with a 2-2 draw against Colney Heath on Saturday.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Watford came from 3-0 down with 20 minutes remaining to beat Bolton Wanderers 21 years ago today.

AUDIO: Abdi suffers shoulder problem and Deeney not ready to start

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic confirmed Almen Abdi picked up a shoulder injury in last night’s 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest and the Hornets head coach said Troy Deeney needs a little bit more time before he returns to the starting XI.

Who was your man-of-the-match against Forest?

Watford Observer:

3:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Some of Watford's attacking play during the first half of yesterday's match with Nottingham Forest was scintillating and it resulted in several fine attacking performances. But who was your stand-out performer for the Hornets?

AUDIO: Watford will be competing for promotion at end of season

Watford Observer:

12:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Steve Wigley says Watford are one of the best sides Nottingham Forest have played this season and believes they are capable of sustaining their promotion challenge.

HIGHLIGHTS: Hornets' 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest

Watford Observer:

12:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watch highlights of Watford's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest here.

'Watford's players tried to win the game with their hearts and not their minds'

Watford Observer:

12:46am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watford’s players tried to win tonight’s match against Nottingham Forest with their hearts and not their minds and that is why they had to settle for a 2-2 draw, according to Hornets head coach Slavisa Jokanovic.

'A good point' for Forest

Watford Observer:

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Steve Wigley felt Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 at Watford tonight was “a good point” and claimed his side looked the more likely winners in the closing stages.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watford's forerunners Watford Rovers recorded their first FA Cup win 127 years ago today.

Hornets knocked off top spot after Forest draw

Watford Observer:

9:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Watford have been replaced by Derby County at the top of the Championship after the Hornets were pegged back twice by Nottingham Forest in a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road tonight.

HALF-TIME: Forest fortunate to be level and still have 11 men on the pitch

Watford Observer:

9:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Nottingham Forest are fortunate to go into half-time with Watford level on the score-sheet and they are arguably lucky to still have 11 men on the pitch heading into the second period.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Forest

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 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.

Jokanovic believes Watford possess stronger 'offensive weapons' than Forest

Watford Observer:

3:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Watford head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has acknowledged the threat Britt Assombalonga poses his former club tonight but believes the Hornets have the stronger "offensive weapons" heading into the clash with Nottingham Forest.

Opposition profile: Nottingham Forest

Watford Observer:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Nottingham Forest finally lost their first Championship game of the season last weekend, courtesy of a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Stewart Scullion scored a memorable goal 51 years ago today as Watford beat Stockport County.

Watford wary of rushing Deeney back into starting XI

Watford Observer:

5:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic is wary of rushing Troy Deeney back into Watford's starting XI following a month out with a hamstring injury.

Hornets' preparation and recovery better than Premier League clubs

Watford Observer:

4:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

Keith Andrews says Watford’s owners help the Hornets’ players prepare and recover for matches as well, if not better, than clubs the midfielder has played for in the Premier League.

Ighalo: Every manager will do well with our squad

Watford Observer:

11:56am Monday 20th October 2014

Odion Ighalo says Watford’s players "don't really care" who the club’s head coach is and believes the Hornets squad is good enough to challenge for promotion no matter who is in charge.

Sun apply to join Southern Football League

Watford Observer:

12:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

Sun Sports have signalled their growing ambition by applying to join the Southern Football League and become Watford's second highest ranked club in the football pyramid.

AUDIO: Bassong can become a very important player for Watford

Watford Observer:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

New Watford head coach Slavisa Jokanovic believes loanee Sebastien Bassong could become a very important player for the Hornets in the coming months.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Watford signed Cliff Holton from Arsenal 56 years ago today.

VIDEO: Watch highlights as the Hornets go top of the table

Watford Observer:

1:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Watford's third successive win at Hillsborough saw Slavisa Jokanovic's reign as head coach get off to a victorious start and sent the Hornets top of the Championship yesterday.

BALLOT: Who was your Watford man-of-the-match against Sheffield Wednesday?

Watford Observer:

7:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Watford produced arguably their most complete performance of the season at Sheffield Wednesday. Several players impressed in the 3-0 victory but who was your man of the match?

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

A player made his second Watford start almost ten years after his debut in a cup tie against Luton Town 104 years ago today.

Difficult to judge how good Watford can become, says Jokanovic

Watford Observer:

7:07pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic believes his Watford reign got off to the perfect start at Sheffield Wednesday and says he doesn’t yet know how good his Hornets side can become.

Gray: Watford's first goal 'blatantly' offside

Watford Observer:

6:49pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray believes Matej Vydra was “blatantly” offside for Watford’s opening goal this afternoon.

Debut win for Jokanovic sends Watford top of the table

Watford Observer: Matej Vydra scores against Sheffield Wednesday. Picture: Action Images

5:07pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A Matej Vydra-inspired Watford ensured Slavisa Jokanovic started his Hornets’ reign with a 3-0 victory at Sheffield Wednesday as the Hornets went top of the Championship.

HALF TIME: Hornets lead at Wednesday as Ighalo and Abdi strike

Watford Observer:

4:01pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Watford have made a bright start to Slavisa Jokanovic’s reign. The Hornets lead 2-0 at half time of their match with Sheffield Wednesday thanks to goals from Odion Ighalo and Almen Abdi.

Discuss the action as Watford travel to Sheffield Wednesday

Watford Observer:

10:00am Saturday 18th October 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.

Opposition profile: Sheffield Wednesday

Watford Observer:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The international break will have given manager Stuart Gray an opportunity to ponder the form of Sheffield Wednesday, currently sitting in ninth place.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

Elton John officially opened the Rous Stand ahead of a Watford win over Aston Villa 28 years ago today.

Dowling on his rise from non-league to Watford

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

If becoming Watford’s sporting director didn’t pose a big enough challenge, having three head coaches in his first five weeks was certainly a baptism of fire for Luke Dowling.

Sheffield Wednesday v Watford betting preview

Watford Observer:

2:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Watford look a big price to make a winning start under new coach Slavisa Jokanovic at Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.

Hornets playing style has been unaffected

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Joel Ekstrand says the Watford squad have managed to maintain their passing playing style despite the club’s several managerial changes this season.

Managerial changes haven't had big impact on players, says Ekstrand

Watford Observer:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Joel Ekstrand claims the number of managerial changes at Watford will not have a negative impact on the team heading into tomorrow’s match with Sheffield Wednesday.

Watford Ladies Under-15s Wasps score 14 in cup win

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

8:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Watford Ladies Under-15 Wasps were big winners at home to Bishop’s Stortford in the League Cup on Saturday, winning 14-2.

Wiltshire haunts Hornets on return with Yeovil

Watford Observer: Mobbed: Sarah Wiltshire is congratulated on her goal. Picture: Chris Sutton

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Former Watford Ladies star Sarah Wiltshire returned to haunt her former employers on Saturday, scoring Yeovil Town’s equaliser in a 1-1 draw.

Sapphire pair reach National Finals

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Two Sapphire gymnasts have reached the National Finals after success at the Eastern Counties Gymnastics Association's in-age FIG competition in Ipswich.


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