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.

Watford-born powerlifter vows to lift until she "can't lift anymore"

Watford Observer:

4:42pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FEMALE powerlifter says she will continue to lift until she “can’t lift anymore” after becoming a double world record holder last month.

Kings Langley win derby with Abbots Langley in dramatic fashion

Watford Observer:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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Langleybury remain in relegation mire after seven wicket loss

Watford Observer:

1:56pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The latest action from the Herts League Championship, Premier Division, Division One, Two Three, Four and Five.

Finn returns to England fold for Lions series

Watford Observer: Steve Finn. (Picture: Action Images)

11:34am Thursday 24th July 2014

Watford-born bowler Steve Finn has returned to the England fold for the first time since the winter Ashes tour after being named in the England Lions squad for their summer triangular series.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

Watford mdfielder Derek Payne achieved something unusual 19 years ago today.

Trialist starts for Watford during stalemate at Wealdstone

Watford Observer: Diego Fabbrini is a doubt for the weekend game against Charlton Athletic. Picture: Action Images

9:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Watford development side were held to a goalless draw at Wealdstone tonight in front of the club’s owner Gino Pozzo and head coach Beppe Sannino.

Watford name Deeney captain

Watford Observer: Picture: Dave Peters

2:55pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Beppe Sannino has confirmed Troy Deeney is Watford's captain heading into the 2014/15 campaign.

Watford hopeful of landing experienced midfielder on loan

Watford Observer:

12:26pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Hornets are hopeful of signing experienced midfielder Keith Andrews on a season-long loan, the Watford Observer understands.

Obi features in United Under-18s' friendly win

Watford Observer:

3:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Watford’s schoolboy striker Ogo Obi played 33 minutes for Manchester United Under-18s in their 1-0 pre-season friendly victory over Trafford FC last night.

Fabbrini expected to feature as Watford face Wealdstone

Watford Observer: Picture: Holly Cant

11:36am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Diego Fabbrini is expected to be among the Watford first team players lining up against Wealdstone tonight.

Tyson to the fore as Green lift Plate

Watford Observer:

12:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

It was a final in which neither side was able to claim the upper hand for long until the very end but Dave Tyson’s control and experience was to prove key as Leverstock Green got the better of Bushey by 12 runs to win the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Plate tonight.

Matthews expected more from Tibor Nagy

Watford Observer:

3:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Elliott Matthews' work on Saturday night was done after just two minutes. The Rickmansworth boxer stopped Attila Tibor Nagy in the first round of their bout but admitted: “It was a little bit of a shame”.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Legendary Watford player Charlie White died prematurely 89 years ago today.

Injury update on Abdi, Murray, Forestieri and Cathcart

Watford Observer: Almen Abdi is ruled out of tomorrow's trip to Charlton Athletic. Picture: Holly Cant

5:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Almen Abdi is back in full training after missing Watford's last friendly due to illness but the club are still waiting to conclude assessments on Fernando Forestieri and Craig Cathcart's injuries.

Watford consider move for ex-Arsenal midfielder

Watford Observer:

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Hornets are considering a move for former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, the Watford Observer understands.

Watford reject another Leicester bid for Deeney

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

9:50am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Hornets have turned down another bid from Leicester City for striker Troy Deeney, which the Watford Observer understands was a £7.5m offer.

No let up in Championship as great World Cup unfolded

Watford Observer:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

So the World Cup is over and Watford fans’ focus now turns to the 2014/15 Championship season. But those who were totally engrossed by the brilliant football spectacle in Brazil have missed a lot.





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