Abdi available but Angella ruled out of Brentford clash

Watford Observer:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

New Watford head coach Billy McKinlay has Almen Abdi available for selection for tonight’s Championship match against Brentford but Gabriele Angella will miss the game due to injury.

Opposition profile: Brentford

Watford Observer:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

After heavy defeats to Norwich City and Middlesbrough, Championship newcomers Brentford responded positively with an impressive 2-0 victory over Leeds United at Griffin Park at the weekend to record their second home win of the season. The three points took the club up to 11th place after nine games, in their first season in the division in 21 years.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A future Watford manager scored the club's first goal at Vicarage Road 92 years ago today.

UPDATED: McKinlay's mixed emotions after being named head coach

Watford Observer:

4:15pm Monday 29th September 2014

Billy McKinlay only discovered he would become Watford’s head coach early this afternoon and says he has mixed emotions after taking over from Oscar Garcia.

McKinlay replaces Oscar Garcia as Watford's head coach

Watford Observer:

12:52pm Monday 29th September 2014

Billy McKinlay has replaced Oscar Garcia as Watford's head coach.

The former Fulham coach who is now in the Hornets hot seat

Watford Observer:

2:55pm Monday 29th September 2014

Glasgow boasts an impressive track record as the place of birth of many football bosses and it can now add Billy McKinlay to the list after his appointment as Watford’s third head coach of the season.

Revolution produce superb second-leg comeback to knock out Rangers

Watford Observer:

6:08pm Monday 29th September 2014

Birkdale Trophies Challenge Cup Round One Second Leg

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Monday 29th September 2014

Former Birmingham City keeper Tony Coton made his Watford debut 30 years ago today in a goal-fest against Everton.

HIGHLIGHTS: Hornets' draw 2-2 with Blackburn Rovers

Watford Observer:

2:10pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Watch the highlights from yesterday's 2-2 draw between Watford and Blackburn Rovers. 

BALLOT: Who was your man-of-the-match against Blackburn Rovers

Watford Observer:

7:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

Matej Vydra and Daniel Tozser were on the scoresheet. Gianni Munari put in a composed display. And, if it wasn’t for the saves of Heurelho Gomes, Watford would’ve been beaten by Blackburn Rovers. But who was your Hornets man-of-the-match in the 2-2 draw at Ewood Park?

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Sunday 28th September 2014

Ian Richardson wrote his name in Hornets history 31 years ago today on a famous Watford European night.

McKinlay: 'Don't get too bogged down that we were pulled back to 2-2'

Watford Observer: Billy McKinlay Watford

8:02pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Watford’s first team coach Billy McKinlay believes it is important not to become “too bogged down” with the Hornets giving away a two-goal lead during their 2-2 draw at Blackburn Rovers.

Oscar passed 'little messages' to coaching staff during Rovers draw

Watford Observer:

7:45pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Hornets first team coach Billy McKinlay revealed Watford boss Oscar Garcia was passing down little messages to his coaching staff from the directors box during the Golden Boys’ 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers.

Rovers were aware Hornets struggle to defend crosses

Watford Observer:

6:42pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Gary Bowyer admitted his Blackburn Rovers side were aware Watford struggle to defend crosses into their penalty area and said his players were left disappointed following the 2-2 draw at Ewood Park.

Same old problems result in Watford sacrificing two-goal lead

Watford Observer: Blackburn Rovers vs Watford

5:09pm Saturday 27th September 2014

The inability to maintain possession and poor defending cost Watford this afternoon as they gave away a two-goal lead to draw with Blackburn Rovers and were fortunate not to leave empty handed.

HALF TIME: Vydra and Tozser goals put Hornets in control

Watford Observer:

4:03pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Watford currently lead 2-0 against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park following goals from Matej Vydra and Daniel Tozser.

Discuss the action as Watford travel to Blackburn

Watford Observer: Potential Watford investor considered Blackburn Rovers bid. Picture: Action Images

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 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: Blackburn Rovers

Watford Observer:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Blackburn Rovers have enjoyed a solid start to this season’s Championship, finding themselves in 10th place with eight games played.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

Watford Rovers played their first game at Cassio Road 124 years ago today.

Blackburn Rovers v Watford betting preview

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Blackburn Rovers start as favourites to claim a home win over Watford in the Championship this weekend.

Mensah considered his future in football after second knee surgery

Watford Observer: Picture: Alan Cozzi/Watford FC

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Bernard Mensah admits a second knee operation in just over two years left him questioning whether he had a future in professional football but he is back and impressed during his first outing for six months.

Northern Ireland assistant boss McKinlay is Watford's new first-team coach

Watford Observer:

12:13pm Friday 26th September 2014

Billy McKinlay has joined Oscar Garcia’s Watford backroom staff as first-team coach.

Obi deserved Red Devils chance

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Young Hornets striker Ogo Obi deserved the chance to try to earn himself a contract at Premier League side Manchester United this summer, according to Watford academy’s head of coaching Barry Quin.

Watford will hope to claim rare Ewood Park win

Watford Observer:

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

It has been more than 14 years since Watford secured a victory at Blackburn’s Ewood Park. The Hornets will travel to Lancashire tomorrow hoping to change that.

Cathcart: 'I wouldn't have joined if I didn't think I'd add something'

Watford Observer:

7:00am Friday 26th September 2014

When Craig Cathcart joined Watford this summer it is fair to guess he envisaged Beppe Sannino handing him his second Hornets debut.

Evergreen Ladies hit nine in Panshanger rout

Watford Observer: Bovingdon Football Club raises £2,000 with five-a-side tournament

7:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Evergreen Ladies continued their unbeaten start to the season by thrashing Panshanger Ladies FC 9-1.

Promising warm-up win for Taylors’

Watford Observer:

4:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Old Merchant Taylors' began their preparations for the new season with a 4-1 victory over rivals West Hampstead Thirds.

Kings Langley Ladies suffer heavy defeat

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Kings Langley Ladies were beaten 7-2 by Houghton Athletic Ladies on Sunday after succumbing to three early goals.

Watford Ladies youth section feature in high-scoring clashes

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Watford Ladies youth sides were involved in a number of high-scoring clashes at the weekend, with the Under-15 Hornets recording consecutive seven-goal wins by beating Bedwell Rangers 7-0.

Little Hay's Stammeijer crowned ladies champion

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Little Hay Golf Club’s Clare Stammeijer was crowned ladies champion at the Public Golf Course Championship, held at St Andrews’ Eden course.

Garston Ladies narrowly beaten by Harvesters

Watford Observer:

11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Garston Ladies ere unable to continue their winning start to the season after losing 2-1 to Harvesters on Sunday.

Fullerians up to third after defeating UCS Old Boys

Watford Observer:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Fullerians rose to third in the league standings after a hard-earned 19-8 win over UCS Old Boys on Saturday.

Players 'deserve' win - says Watford Ladies boss Salomon

Watford Observer: John Salomon. Picture: Andrew Waller

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Watford Ladies manager John Salomon felt his side deserved their first win in seven after overcoming London Bees 1-0 on Sunday.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Friday 26th September 2014

Lloyd Doyley made his Watford debut 13 years ago today - after Pierre Issa was dropped from a stretcher.

Oscar Garcia given the all-clear by doctors

Watford Observer:

5:37pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Oscar Garcia has been given the all-clear by doctors and today (Thursday) returned to Watford’s training ground.

UPDATED: Hornets to be without trio for Blackburn

Watford Observer:

5:28pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Troy Deeney says he will miss Watford’s next three Championship matches due to injury while Hornets’ defender Gabriel Tamas faces a prolonged spell on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

Tamas suffers ruptured anterior cruciate ligament

Watford Observer:

12:03pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Watford defender Gabriel Tamas faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in the draw with Bournemouth.

Taylor knew where he was going in Sochaux

Watford Observer:

7:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

Back in 1983, in common with a few hundred Watford fans, I went to Kaiserslautern (in what was then known as West Germany); Sofia, in Bulgaria and Prague in what was then Czechoslovakia.

Belstone keep up pace at the top

Watford Observer:

7:30pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The latest action from the Hertssavers Senior County League

Sun Sports suffer cup exit

Watford Observer:

7:30pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Sun Sports crashed out of the Challenge Trophy after they were beaten 4-1 by Berkhamsted on Tuesday.

Watford get season off to winning start

Watford Observer:

6:40pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Watford made a winning start to their Herts/Middlesex 2 campaign as they secured a narrow 22-21 home win against Mill Hill.

Ruthless Tring reach Challenge Trophy second round

Watford Observer:

6:30pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Tring Athletic were in ruthless form as they booked their place in the second round of the Challenge Trophy with an emphatic 9-0 victory against Stony Stratford Town on Tuesday.

Finn chosen for Sri Lanka tour

Watford Observer:

5:40pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Fast bowler Steve Finn has been named in the 16-man England squad for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.

Oxhey Jets progress to Challenge Trophy round two

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Oxhey Jets moved into the Challenge Trophy second round after a battling to a hard-fought 4-1 victory in a bad-tempered match against London Tigers on Tuesday.

AMICI FC progress in Intermediate Cup with 13-0 win

Watford Observer:

5:31pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Watford Sunday League round-up

Shinkwin remains in European Tour card hunt

Watford Observer:

5:09pm Thursday 25th September 2014

With five Challenge Tour events remaining, Callum Shinkwin remains in the hunt for a European Tour card after he finished in joint-ninth place at the Kazakhstan Open at the weekend.

Stags 'know they can compete' after Old Loughts win

Watford Observer:

4:46pm Thursday 25th September 2014

West Herts Hockey Club claimed their first National Hockey League Conference East victory on Sunday and coach Matt Grinham praised his players’ organisation and effort in their 4-1 win against Old Loughtonians.

Kings Langley 'enjoying' life at higher level

Watford Observer:

4:21pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Kings Langley co-manager Ritchie Hanlon says his players have settled seamlessly into life in the Premier Division after his side moved up to eighth in the table on Saturday.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

Watford 8 Sunderland 0. It happened 32 years ago today.

Unique sport coming to Rickmansworth Golf Club

Watford Observer:

7:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A unique sport combing both football and golf will be played at Rickmansworth Golf Club on Saturday.


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