On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

Watford played their first game as the Hornets 55 years ago today.

Watford players undergo big freeze

Watford Observer:

2:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The Golden Boys’ players endured temperatures of minus 135°C on Wednesday morning in an attempt to improve their physical preparation for matches throughout the Championship season.

Sannino's Watford reign in serious doubt

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

11:54pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Beppe Sannino’s reign as Watford’s head coach is in serious doubt; with the Italian today refusing to state whether he believes he has lost the support of the dressing room.

Cup game delays part opening of East Stand

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

The Hornets' plans to partly open the new East Stand at Vicarage Road have been pushed back slightly after receiving a home draw in the League Cup.

Quin filling the void left by Hughes

Watford Observer: Academy boss Dave Hughes has seen three of his charges turn professional in the past week. Picture: Holly Cant

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Watford's Barry Quin is currently filling the void left by youth coach Dave Hughes after he joined the Welsh FA.

Suarez is not an honorable gentleman

Watford Observer:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Luis Suarez is an honourable man, a proud man and an honest gentleman who cares for his family. That was the view expressed by Brendan “Don’t doubt my integrity” Rodgers in the late summer of 2013. I am not sure how much credibility was given to such utterances but they seem particularly daft remarks then and even more so in the light of subsequent events.

Watford Town batsman climbs top of ECB Cup rankings

Watford Observer:

8:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Watford Town's Alexander Palmer has become the highest-ranked Under-14 batsman in the ECB Cup after posting an unbeaten knock of 143.

Kings fightback to advance in FA Cup

Watford Observer:

7:20pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Kings Langley advanced in the FA Cup as they came from two goals behind to defeat Bedford 3-2 in the extra preliminary round.

Hemel Hempstead suffer narrow Harpenden defeat in Chess Valley League

Watford Observer: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

7:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The latest from the Chess Valley League Division One, Division Four and Division Seven

Sun comeback three times to draw against Hertford

Watford Observer:

6:40pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Sun Postal Sports came from behind on three occasions to secure a 3-3 draw against Hertford Town on Tuesday in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division.

Leaders Leverstock Green halt Watford Town's promotion push

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The latest action from the Saracens Herts League Division Five, Division Six, Division Eight, Division Nine, Division Ten and Division 11 West

Belstone keep up 100 per cent start to season

Watford Observer:

5:25pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Belstone maintained their 100 per cent start to the new HertsSavers League Premier Division season by winning 2-1 at Sandridge Rovers on Tuesday night.

Jets' best display goes unrewarded against Berko

Watford Observer:

5:19pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Oxhey Jets produced their best performance of their fledgling season but suffered a 2-1 defeat against Premier Division league leaders Berkhamsted on Tuesday evening.

Three Rivers and Watford side beaten by stars of Empire

Watford Observer:

4:41pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A Three Rivers and Watford CDG side, consisting of players selected from local clubs, lost by 20 runs against Barbadian side Empire on Thursday of last week.

Langleybury boost survival hopes with 137-run win

Watford Observer:

4:27pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The latest action from the Saracens Hertfordshire League Division One, Division Two, Division Three and Division Four

Golden Girls hoping Villans don't halt unbeaten run

Watford Observer:

4:53pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Watford Ladies visit Aston Villa on Sunday looking to pick up their fourth consecutive away win in Women’s Super League 2.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Harry the Hornet got into hot water on his Watford debut 21 years ago today.

Vydra doubtful for Leeds clash

Watford Observer:

5:46pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Matej Vydra is a doubt for Saturday's match with Leeds United but there is good news on two other Watford strikers.

Watch highlights of Hornets' victory against Rotherham United

Watford Observer:

5:15pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Watch highlights of Watford's 2-0 Championship victory over Rotherham United and part of Lloyd Dyer's controversial celebration.

Evans says Hornets are top side who will secure promotion

Watford Observer:

1:04pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans believes Watford will win promotion this season but says the Hornets were outclassed and outplayed despite winning 2-0 against the Millers last night.

BALLOT: Who was you Watford man-of-the-match against Rotherham United?

Watford Observer:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Hornets goalkeeping coach Alec Chamberlain believed Tommie Hoban was the Golden Boys’ man-of-the-match in Watford’s 2-0 victory at Rotherham United last night but do you agree?

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A record league crowd at Vicarage Road watched Watford face Queens Park Rangers 45 years ago today.

Sannino downplays Dyer reaction and dressing room unrest

Watford Observer:

11:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Beppe Sannino claims Lloyd Dyer’s angry reaction following his goal tonight was “normal” and downplayed the suggestion some of his squad are unhappy with him.

Result justified changes says Hornets boss

Watford Observer:

11:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Beppe Sannino believes Watford’s 2-0 victory over Rotherham United justified his decision to make five changes to his starting XI.

Dyer and Munari on target as Hornets overcome Millers

Watford Observer:

9:48pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

It’s not often a celebration is a bigger talking point than two goals but Lloyd Dyer’s reaction when he opened the scoring during Watford’s 2-0 win at Rotherham United was intriguing and, if you’re a Hornets fan, a little worrying.

HALF-TIME: Game goalless at the New York Stadium

Watford Observer: HALF-TIME: Game goalless at the New York Stadium

8:38pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rotherham United and Watford go into half-time level at the New York Stadium.

Discuss the action as Watford travel to Rotherham

Watford Observer:

5:50pm Tuesday 19th August 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.

Deeney not currently considering handing in transfer request

Watford Observer:

4:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Hornets striker Troy Deeney is not currently considering handing in a transfer request despite reports to the contrary, the Watford Observer understands.

Evans believes Hornets will finish in top six

Watford Observer:

2:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans believes Watford will finish in the top six places in the Championship and feels the Hornets have two potential Premier League strikers in Matej Vydra and Troy Deeney.

Crystal Palace set to appoint Malky Mackay

Watford Observer: Malky Mackay managed Watford for two seasons from 2009 to 2011. Picture: Action Images

2:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Crystal Palace are set to announce Malky Mackay as their new manager, it is being reported.

Rotherham United v Watford betting preview

Watford Observer: Picture: Dave Peters

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Watford are 6/4 favourites with Paddy Power to win at newly-promoted Rotherham United tonight.

Opposition profile: Rotherham United

Watford Observer:

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Consecutive promotions for Rotherham United have seen them jump from League Two to the Championship in incredible fashion - and the Millers have started this season relatively brightly too.

Two Watford FC fans charged with racism offences following Norwich City game

Watford Observer:

4:21pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Two hornets fans have been charged with racism offences following the Norwich City v Watford game on Saturday.

Finn named in England ODI squad

Watford Observer:

11:56am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Watford-born fast bowler Steve Finn has been named in England’s 15-man one-day international squad to face India.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Watford used a non-injury substitute for the first time 47 years ago today.

Anya and Doyley back for trip to New York

Watford Observer:

3:39pm Monday 18th August 2014

Watford could welcome back Ikechi Anya and Lloyd Doyley for tomorrow's trip to Rotherham United.

Watford will not be appealing Ekstrand's three-match ban

Watford Observer:

3:22pm Monday 18th August 2014

Watford will not be appealing Joel Ekstrand's controversial red card against Norwich City or the subsequent three-match ban.

Grabban admits Norwich took advantage of Gomes' positioning

Watford Observer:

12:44pm Monday 18th August 2014

Lewis Grabban admits Norwich City took advantage of Heurelho Gomes’ tendency to come off his line during the Canaries' 3-0 victory against Watford at Carrow Road.

Pudil says Ekstrand dismissal 'messed everything up'

Watford Observer:

12:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

Daniel Pudil says Joel Ekstrand’s sending off in Watford’s 3-0 defeat to Norwich City “messed everything up” for the Hornets.

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Hornets' defeat at Norwich

Watford Observer:

11:37am Monday 18th August 2014

Watch highlights of Watford's 3-0 Championship defeat against Norwich City, courtesy of the Hornets' official YouTube channel.

Shinkwin impresses in Finland

Watford Observer:

4:47pm Monday 18th August 2014

Callum Shinkwin finished in joint eighth place at the Vacon Open in Finland this weekend while Sam Little was further down the field and tied for 35th position.

'It's a lonely job and isn't financially rewarding. Why can't we change that?'

Watford Observer:

11:40am Monday 18th August 2014

As a recent sports journalist graduate from Hertfordshire, I felt honoured when I was invited to become the first female qualified football scout with the Professional Football Scouts Association.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Monday 18th August 2014

Two Watford players made a piece of history ten years ago today as Iceland shocked Italy.

Norwich had no pre-match plans to chip Gomes

Watford Observer:

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

On two occasions during the Hornets’ 3-0 defeat at Norwich City, Heurelho Gomes watched the ball sail over his head into the net. Canaries boss Neil Adams says that was down to his players’ vision rather than a pre-match plan to exploit the Brazilian goalkeeper’s positioning.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Sunday 17th August 2014

Debutants Chris Waddle and Paul Allen were among the scorers as Watford were well beaten at Tottenham Hotspur 29 years ago today.

Sannino: 'We should have been more angry and compact'

Watford Observer: Beppe Sannino. Picture: Action Images

6:28pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Beppe Sannino believes Watford would not have conceded three goals against Norwich City if they had 11 men on the pitch but says his team should have been more angry and compact during this afternoon’s 3-0 defeat.

Ekstrand's early sending off crucial as Norwich thump Watford

Watford Observer:

4:55pm Saturday 16th August 2014

The 3-0 scoreline will startle those who weren’t at Carrow Road but Norwich City were completely dominant against Watford once Joel Ekstrand was sent off just two minutes into this afternoon’s contest.

HALF TIME: Ten man Hornets behind at Norwich

Watford Observer:

3:56pm Saturday 16th August 2014

It’s been a difficult first half for Watford against Norwich City. The Hornets are 1-0 behind and down to ten men at Carrow Road.

Discuss the action as Watford travel to Norwich

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 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.

Watford won't sell Deeney this summer as third Leicester bid rejected

Watford Observer:

11:14am Saturday 16th August 2014

The Hornets have turned down a third bid from Leicester City for Troy Deeney and – barring an absurd offer – will not sell the striker this summer, the Watford Observer understands.



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