'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.

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 on Saturday.

Kings Langley reach semi-finals of Herts County Trophy

Watford Observer:

9:40am Friday 25th July 2014

The latest action from the Herts County Trophy, North London Women's League and Chess Valley League.

Langford to represent Team GB at World Junior Championships

Watford Observer:

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Garston's Kyle Langford will represent Great Britain in the 800m at the World Junior Championships in Oregon, USA, today.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Two 15 year olds played for Watford eight years ago today.

Sannino: When season starts we'll do our proper job

Watford Observer:

10:48pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Beppe Sannino says Watford will do their “proper job” when the Championship campaign begins on August 9 but was pleased the Hornets sent their fans home happy after a 1-0 friendly victory at Boreham Wood.

Deeney absent as Hornets overcome Wood

Watford Observer:

9:23pm Thursday 24th July 2014

With Troy Deeney absent, Matej Vydra gave Hornets fans a timely reminder of his goal-scoring capabilities as he netted the only goal in Watford’s 1-0 pre-season victory at Boreham Wood.

Hornets in discussions with Osasuna over Saturday friendly

Watford Observer:

7:12pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The Hornets are in discussions with Spanish side Osasuna over playing a friendly match on Saturday at Boreham Wood’s Meadow Park ground, the Watford Observer understands.

Deeney left out of Watford squad to face Boreham Wood

Watford Observer:

6:52pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Troy Deeney will not feature for Watford against Boreham Wood this evening, despite being included on the initial squad list to face Ian Allinson's side.

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.

Andrews joins Hornets on loan

Watford Observer:

1:18pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Watford have signed midfielder Keith Andrews from Bolton Wanderers on a season-long loan deal.

Bawling expected to sign Crawley deal

Watford Observer:

4:25pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Former Watford winger Bobson Bawling is expected to sign a contract with League One side Crawley Town.

Hornets continue trend of high-profile pre-season opponents at Boreham Wood

Watford Observer: Watford manager Malky Mackay praises 'top talent' Matthew Whichelow. Picture: Action Images

3:58pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Watford will become the third visitors to Meadow Park this week as manager Ian Allinson puts his side through their paces ahead of the new season.

Boreham Wood set to face strong Hornets team

Watford Observer:

11:09am Thursday 24th July 2014

Boreham Wood will step up their preparation for the new season tonight when they host a strong Watford side.

Watford Town remain top following Berko win

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The latest action from the Herts League Division 11 and Division 12 West

Shinkwin ends Le Vaudreuil first round five under

Watford Observer: Shinkwin finishes 38th in France

4:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Callum Shinkwin made a bright start to Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge in France and ended his first round at five under par.

Moor Park Golf Club hosts Carris Trophy

Watford Observer:

4:48pm Thursday 24th July 2014

GOLFERS from across the world have been competing at Moor Park Golf Club this week in the Under-18s Boys’ Open - the Carris Trophy.

Watford Joggers commemorate London 2012 with anniversary run

Watford Observer:

4:46pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WATFORD Joggers’ Colin Taylor finished first in the MV55 age group in the five-mile Anniversary Run to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics.

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