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On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Sunday 26th October 2014

George Harris almost scored a hat-trick of identical headers for Watford at Coventry City 51 years ago today.

Jokanovic happy with his point at Boro

Watford Observer:

6:33pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Watford head coach Slavisa Jokanovic was happy with his team’s point away at Middlesbrough.

Karanka's almost perfect display

Watford Observer:

7:02pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka described his team’s first half display against Watford as “perfect apart from scoring one or two goals”.

Deeney ensures Watford don't return home empty handed

Watford Observer:

5:08pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Watford captain Troy Deeney came off the bench to score his side’s equalising goal in this afternoon’s 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough.

HALF-TIME: Bond's Watford are shaken but will they be stirred?

Watford Observer: Picture: Dave Peters

4:06pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Watford survived a first-half onslaught to go into the break level with Middlesbrough.

Loan rules were factor in Ighalo's permanent move

Watford Observer:

1:07pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The limit on the number of loan players allowed in a match-day squad was one of the main reasons Watford decided to sign Odion Ighalo permanently, the Watford Observer understands.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Middlesbrough

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 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: Middlesbrough

Watford Observer:

11:15am Saturday 25th October 2014

A 2-0 defeat to newly promoted Wolves at Molineux put an end to Boro’s seven game unbeaten streak in the Championship in midweek. However, the loss failed to dislodge Middlesbrough from third place in the table. 

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

Watford scored a goal against Bristol Rovers before an opponent had touched the ball 101 years ago today.

Hornets make Ighalo switch permanent

Watford Observer:

7:48pm Friday 24th October 2014

Watford have completed the permanent signing of Udinese forward Odion Ighalo on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Where are the other Pozzo signings?

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Since taking over Watford in 2012 the Pozzos have brought 37 players to the club either on permanent transfers or loans. 

Vydra as good - if not better - than in his first spell at Watford

Watford Observer:

12:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

Matej Vydra is as good – if not better – than the player who left Watford 17 months ago according to his good friend Daniel Pudil.

Zola tells Jokanovic: 'You are in the right place at the right time'

Watford Observer:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic spoke to former Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola about taking charge of the Hornets and was told “you are in the right place at the right time”.

Middlesbrough v Watford betting preview

Watford Observer:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Watford look over-priced to claim a win at promotion rivals Middlesbrough this weekend.

Watford Ladies Under-15 hit ten again

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Watford Ladies Under-15 Wasps hit double figures for the third consecutive week to beat Harpenden Colts 10-0.

John Daly visiting West Herts next month

Watford Observer:

2:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

Two-time major champion John Daly is hosting an evening at West Herts Golf Club next month.

Watford claim rare Thamesians victory

Watford Observer:

2:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

Watford claimed their first win over Thamesians in five years and their first ever success at the Twickenham outfit’s ground on Saturday.

Sharks bear their scoring teeth in emphatic victory

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Garston Ladies Under-16 Sharks were in rampant mood as they beat Toddington Rovers 14-0 on Saturday.

Fullerians suffer Welwyn defeat

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Fullerians fought back from 21-3 down at Welwyn to lead but ended up losing out 33-28 on Saturday.

Watford Ladies' Davey 'trying not to think' about retirement

Watford Observer:

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Watford Ladies captain Lauren Davey will hang up her gloves after Sunday’s final game of the season against Reading after deciding to retire following a string of injuries.

Turner teble inspires Belstone to Lemsford victory

Watford Observer:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

The latest action from the Hertsavers Senior County League.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Watford beat Notts County 22 years ago today on a dark day for Nigel Gibbs.

Abdi out of Boro trip but Andrews and Cathcart available

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Almen Abdi will miss Saturday’s trip to Middlesbrough with a shoulder injury but Keith Andrews and Craig Cathcart are available for selection after recovering from calf problems.

Tozser: Jokanovic is a calm and clear communicator'

Watford Observer:

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Daniel Tozser has praised Slavisa Jokanovic's clear and calm communication.

Da-Silva-Lopes goal helps Posh overcome young Hornets

Watford Observer:

11:54am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Watford Under-18s suffered a 1-0 defeat against Peterborough United in the Youth Alliance South East Division on Tuesday.

When players drinking and smoking was commomplace

Watford Observer:

9:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Our former assistant editor continues his story of the 2000/01 season by reflecting when footballers had a more ‘relaxed’ approach to their physical well being.

Second-half blitz sends Tring to defeat

Watford Observer:

7:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tring Athletic were comfortably beaten 4-2 by Hertford Town on Saturday following a nine-minute second-half blitz from their visitors.

Watford on verge of title triumph

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Watford Water Polo Club Seconds were on the verge of capturing the London League Division Three title tonight despite suffering a 15-10 defeat to Enfield on Wednesday.

Kings Langley had belief to win despite red, says boss Hughes

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Paul Hughes admitted Ampthill Town’s red card make a big difference in Kings Langley’s 5-0 victory on Saturday, but says his players had the belief to win regardless.

Three Rivers Young Blades win team gold

Watford Observer:

5:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Three Rivers Young Blades fencing club celebrated winning a team gold medal at their latest youth team event.

Investigation launched following mass brawl

Watford Observer:

5:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The latest round-up of the action from Watford's Olympian League.

Oxhey Jets come back from 3-0 down to draw

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Oxhey Jets fought back from 3-0 down to secure a draw against London Tigers, less than 24 hours after finding out teammate Greg Usher had suffered a suspected stroke.

West Herts back on track after Chichester win

Watford Observer:

4:53pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

West Herts got back to winning ways in NOW Pensions NHL East after they recorded an impressive 5-1 win against Chichester Priory Park.

Hammer progress in FA Sunday Cup

Watford Observer:

4:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The latest Watford Sunday Football League action.

Berko remain top of the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division

Watford Observer:

4:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Berkhamsted remain top of the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division after extending their unbeaten streak to five matches with a 2-2 draw against Colney Heath on Saturday.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Watford came from 3-0 down with 20 minutes remaining to beat Bolton Wanderers 21 years ago today.

AUDIO: Abdi suffers shoulder problem and Deeney not ready to start

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic confirmed Almen Abdi picked up a shoulder injury in last night’s 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest and the Hornets head coach said Troy Deeney needs a little bit more time before he returns to the starting XI.

Who was your man-of-the-match against Forest?

Watford Observer:

3:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Some of Watford's attacking play during the first half of yesterday's match with Nottingham Forest was scintillating and it resulted in several fine attacking performances. But who was your stand-out performer for the Hornets?

AUDIO: Watford will be competing for promotion at end of season

Watford Observer:

12:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Steve Wigley says Watford are one of the best sides Nottingham Forest have played this season and believes they are capable of sustaining their promotion challenge.

HIGHLIGHTS: Hornets' 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest

Watford Observer:

12:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watch highlights of Watford's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest here.

'Watford's players tried to win the game with their hearts and not their minds'

Watford Observer:

12:46am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watford’s players tried to win tonight’s match against Nottingham Forest with their hearts and not their minds and that is why they had to settle for a 2-2 draw, according to Hornets head coach Slavisa Jokanovic.

'A good point' for Forest

Watford Observer:

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Steve Wigley felt Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 at Watford tonight was “a good point” and claimed his side looked the more likely winners in the closing stages.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watford's forerunners Watford Rovers recorded their first FA Cup win 127 years ago today.

Hornets knocked off top spot after Forest draw

Watford Observer:

9:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Watford have been replaced by Derby County at the top of the Championship after the Hornets were pegged back twice by Nottingham Forest in a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road tonight.

HALF-TIME: Forest fortunate to be level and still have 11 men on the pitch

Watford Observer:

9:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Nottingham Forest are fortunate to go into half-time with Watford level on the score-sheet and they are arguably lucky to still have 11 men on the pitch heading into the second period.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Forest

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 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.

Jokanovic believes Watford possess stronger 'offensive weapons' than Forest

Watford Observer:

3:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Watford head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has acknowledged the threat Britt Assombalonga poses his former club tonight but believes the Hornets have the stronger "offensive weapons" heading into the clash with Nottingham Forest.

Opposition profile: Nottingham Forest

Watford Observer:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Nottingham Forest finally lost their first Championship game of the season last weekend, courtesy of a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Stewart Scullion scored a memorable goal 51 years ago today as Watford beat Stockport County.

Watford wary of rushing Deeney back into starting XI

Watford Observer:

5:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic is wary of rushing Troy Deeney back into Watford's starting XI following a month out with a hamstring injury.


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