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.

Watford suffer first pre-season defeat against Sky Blues

Watford Observer: Lewis McGugan scored Watford's second goal. Picture: Action Images

9:23pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Watford suffered their first defeat of pre-season as a disappointing Hornets performance resulted in a 1-0 defeat against Coventry City at Boreham Wood’s Meadow Park stadium.

Udinese ticket prices to increase on Saturday

Watford Observer:

2:57pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Watford have announced ticket prices for their friendly against Udinese will be increased on the day of the game.

Ighalo: I have to defend the Watford jersey

Watford Observer:

2:29pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

New Watford signing Odion Ighalo says he will defend the Hornets jersey until “until the last minute” after joining the club on a one-year loan.

Redknapp unsure if R's will pursue Deeney move

Watford Observer:

10:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Harry Redknapp says he isn’t sure whether Queens Park Rangers will continue to pursue a move for Troy Deeney as Loic Remy may remain at Loftus Road after failing a medical with Liverpool.

Hornets secure opening Milk Cup win

Watford Observer:

11:15am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Watford’s Under-15s claimed the first win of their Milk Cup campaign as they defeated the United States' Global Premier Academy 1-0 in Northern Ireland.

Mixed emotions for Shinkwin in France

Watford Observer:

4:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Callum Shinkwin finished in joint eighth place at the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge last weekend but the Bushey golfer was frustrated it wasn’t higher.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Three Watford players made their only Vicarage Road appearance in Alec Chamberlain's testimonial nine years ago today.

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.

Ighalo's heartfelt farewell to Granada supporters

Watford Observer:

6:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

During his five years at Granada Odion Ighalo became a club legend. He was part of the side that rose from the Spanish fourth tier to the top flight and scored crucial goals. After joining Watford, he said an emotional goodbye to the Nazaríes supporters.

Almunia offered contract by Cagliari

Watford Observer:

2:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Italian club Cagliari have reportedly offered a contract to former Hornets captain Manuel Almunia.

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.

Obi nets double for Red Devils

Watford Observer:

12:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Watford scholar Ogo Obi netted twice for Manchester United - where he is on trial - as the Red Devils began their defence of the Milk Cup with an impressive 11-0 win against Australian side Gold Coast Academy.

Young Hornets held by U's

Watford Observer:

12:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Watford Under-18s drew 1-1 against Oxford United Under-18s on Saturday, with Michael Folivi on target for the young Hornets.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Watford played their first ever game in Scotland 36 years ago today against Morton.

'We need a number nine and we will make sure we sign one'

Watford Observer:

1:41pm Monday 28th July 2014

Robert Martinez has insisted Everton will sign a new striker before the start of the season – with Troy Deeney thought to be among their targets.

Ighalo set for Hornets medical on Tuesday

Watford Observer:

9:46am Monday 28th July 2014

Udinese forward Odion Ighalo says he will travel to Watford on Tuesday to undergo a medical ahead of a proposed loan move to Vicarage Road.

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.

Armitage eighth in Commonwealth final

Watford Observer: Katie Armitage (pictured with Terry Davies) will be in action at the British Swimming Championships.

8:38pm Monday 28th July 2014

Katie Armitage’s first major senior global final has ended with an eighth-place finish in the 100m breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games.

Young Hornets lose opening Milk Cup match

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

2:20pm Monday 28th July 2014

Watford have lost their opening match at the 2014 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland, going down 2-0 against Brentford.

Hornets defender features on trial in Barnsley draw

Watford Observer: Reece Brown. Picture: Action Images

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Watford defender Reece Brown played 90 minutes for Barnsley against Hull City on Saturday after joining the Tykes on trial last week.

Boreham Wood reduced ticket prices for Watford's friendly with Coventry City

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

11:40am Monday 28th July 2014

Ticket prices for Watford’s friendly against Coventry City at Boreham Wood on Wednesday have been reduced, with refunds available to those who have purchased in advance.

Watford youngster Obi included in Manchester United's Milk Cup squad

Watford Observer:

10:43am Monday 28th July 2014

Watford scholar Ogo Obi has been included in Manchester United’s squad for the Milk Cup which began yesterday.

'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.

UPDATED: Stomach bug ends Langford's World Junior hopes

Watford Observer:

12:43am Monday 28th July 2014

Kyle Langford was unable to make any impression in the 800m final at the World Junior Championships as he finished eighth in Oregon tonight after contracting a stomach bug in the build-up to the race.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

Sunday, July 28, 1940

Forestieri expected to resume light training tomorrow

Watford Observer:

8:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Fernando Forestieri is expected to resume light training tomorrow following his Achilles injury while Sean Murray should rejoin full training after overcoming an ankle problem.

Another lifetime best as Armitage reaches Commonwealth Games final

Watford Observer: Katie Armitage (pictured with Terry Davies) will be in action at the British Swimming Championships.

8:50pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Katie Armitage has set her second lifetime best today to qualify for the final of the 100m breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games.

Langford qualifies for World Junior 800m final

Watford Observer:

10:25am Sunday 27th July 2014

Kyle Langford will bid for IAAF World Junior Championship glory in the early hours of tomorrow morning after qualifying for the final of the 800m in Oregon, USA.

Woodward wins England's first athletics medal at Games

Watford Observer:

4:42pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A former Kings Langley school pupil set a new personal best to win England’s first athletics medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Armitage into Commonwealth semis

Watford Observer: Katie Armitage (pictured with Terry Davies) will be in action at the British Swimming Championships.

12:29pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Bushey swimmer Katie Armitage has qualified for the semi-finals of the 100m breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games after producing a superb performance in the heats.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

Watford played Chelsea in a testimonial for Gary Porter 20 years ago today.

Sannino claims every player is potential starter

Watford Observer:

7:45pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Watford boss Beppe Sannino claims he doesn’t currently have a first-choice side and says every player has the potential to be included in the starting XI on the opening day of the Championship season.

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.

Saints braced for toughest pre-season test against Hornets

Watford Observer:

9:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Newly promoted St Albans City are well into their pre-season schedule as they prepare to face their biggest test yet ahead of their upcoming Conference South campaign.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Graham Taylor was a little "surprised" by the approach of Watford's pre-season opponents 17 years ago today.

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.

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.

Hornets link with Wealdstone crucial, says Hughes

Watford Observer:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Youth-team coach Dave Hughes says the relationship between the Hornets and Wealdstone is crucial in developing the Golden Boys’ young players.

'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.

We're improving step-by-step - Gomes

Watford Observer:

12:10am Friday 25th July 2014

Heurelho Gomes says Watford are improving “step-by-step” but admits the players are still “getting to know” one another after Thursday’s 1-0 win at Boreham Wood.

Langford into World Junior semis

Watford Observer:

10:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

Watford athlete Kyle Langford will be racing for a place in the final of the 800m at the World Junior Athletics Championships in Oregon after safely making it through the heats.

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.

Podium positions for West Herts at own tournament

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

There were two third-place finishes for West Herts Hockey Club at their invitational junior hockey tournament for teams from across the south east.

Carter preparing for one final game with 'second family'

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A cricketer will bring the curtain down on his career tomorrow after 30 years with the same club and admits he “can’t imagine being anywhere else.”

Hertfordshire beat Lincolnshire following last-wicket heroics

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Hertfordshire celebrated a stunning win in the Minor Counties Championship after an incredible last-wicket stand against Lincolnshire.

Hornets youngsters too strong for Kings

Watford Observer:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Kings Langley stepped up their pre-season preparations with a 2-0 defeat against Watford’s Under-18s.





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