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The fans - not the play-offs - should be Watford's motivation

Watford Observer: Beppe Sannino. Picture: Holly Cant

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Beppe Sannino has not given up hope of reaching the play-offs but passionately stated Watford’s supporters – and not a top-six finish – should be the players’ motivation heading into the crunch game with Ipswich Town.

In fine voice and growing louder – The 1881 one year on

Watford Observer: In fine voice and growing louder – The 1881 one year on

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A year ago a group of Watford fans discussed the prospect of creating a new singing section aimed at improving the atmosphere at Vicarage Road. Now The 1881 have more than 400 members and have raised – with the help of Watford Supporters Trust – around £4,000 to spend on banners and flags around the stadium.

Ipswich turnaround nearly complete under McCarthy

Watford Observer: Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy. Picture: Action Images

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Ipswich Town arrive at Vicarage Road on Saturday very much in the hunt for a play-off berth just 18 months after Mick McCarthy replaced Paul Jewell.

Watford season ticket renewals pass 7,000 mark

Watford Observer: Watford's ticket office say they have passed 7,000 season ticket renewals. Picture: Action Images

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Watford's ticket office were reporting sales of season-ticket renewals as having passed 7,000 when the Watford Observer went to press yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

On this date in Watford FC's history

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

Watford ended their first ever season in Division Two with a Norwich City draw 44 years ago today.

Popular Watford duo back for crunch Ipswich clash

Watford Observer: Battocchio was stretchered off against Burnley Picture: Holly Cant

5:56pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Watford midfielder Cristian Battocchio and Lloyd Doyley are in contention for Saturday’s visit from Ipswich Town.

Watford Under-18s finish season with a win over Southend United

Watford Observer: Alfie Young got Watford Under-18's winner against Southend in their final fixture of the season. Picture: Action Images

5:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Watford's Under-18s ended their season on a high with a 1-0 victory over Southend United with Alfie Young the goalscorer.

Hornets fans vote for Watford's best to celebrate Football League anniversary

Watford Observer: Watford heroes Nick Wright and Allan Smart celebrate alongside Graham Taylor

12:18pm Thursday 17th April 2014

As part of the Football League's 125th anniversary celebrations, supporters of every Football League club were invited to vote for their club's greatest player, manager, captain and season.

Old Merchant Taylors' celebrate third successive promotion with Wasps win

Watford Observer: Hendon seal home success

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Old Merchant Taylors' RFC celebrated their third successive promotion on Saturday after a dominant 22-0 bonus point win against Wasps sealed their place in London North West Two.

Deadline extended for entry into Watford Observer Fourteen14

Watford Observer: Action from last year's Shield final between West Herts and Bushey. Picture: Holly Cant

1:24pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Organisers of the Watford Observer Fourteen14 have decided to extend the entry deadline to give as many clubs as possible the opportunity to participate in this year's Shield and Plate.

Shinkwin's wait for Southern Area date is over

Watford Observer: Miles Shinkwin training at the Pro SW Gym. Picture: Ken Mears

10:17am Thursday 17th April 2014

Bushey boxer Miles Shinkwin has had to wait but the date and opponent for his Southern Area title shot has finally been confirmed.

Evergreen too strong for Dragon in Intermediate final

Watford Observer: Triumphant: Intermediate Cup winners Evergreen.

6:39pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Evergreen's Intermediate Cup win over Green Dragon leads the way in this week's round-up from the Watford Sunday League.

Pressure all on Kings Langley, says Sun Postal manager

Watford Observer: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

6:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Sun Postal Sports manager Paul Hobbs says the pressure is on Kings Langley on Saturday when the two sides go head-to-head.

Athletic's comfortable President's Cup retention

Watford Observer: Successful defence: President's Cup winners Headstone Athletic.

6:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The final of the Gary Norman President's Cup is the focus of this week's Olympian League Review.

Berkhamstead and Leverstock Green in thrilling draw

Watford Observer: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Berkhamstead and Leverstock Green put on a thrilling 3-3 draw on Tuesday evening, with Berko surrendering a 3-1 lead.

THM Racing begin Volkswagen Racing Cup season this weekend

Watford Observer: Matt Hamilton: www.THMRacing.co.uk

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Watford team THM Racing are keen for a strong start to the 2014 Volkswagen Racing Cup, which begins at Oulton Park this weekend.

Watford Ladies Under-11s lose in relegation six-pointer

Watford Observer: Bottom of the table Kings beaten again

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Watford Ladies Under-11s lost ground in their battle against relegation after being beaten 3-1 by Bury Rangers last Saturday.

Coakley wins national title at Winter Dressage Championships

Watford Observer: Sarrett dressage rider Daisy Coakley won a national title at the Winter Dressage Championships.

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Hertfordshire event and dressage rider Daisy Coakley won a national title after emerging victorious in the Winter Dressage Championships.

Watford Friendly League becomes second Herts league to earn Charter Standard

Watford Observer: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

The Watford Friendly League has become only the second league in Hertfordshire to achieve Charter Standard league status.

Watford Harriers' Cameron impresses in track events

Watford Observer: Athletics

9:09am Thursday 17th April 2014

There were plenty of impressive performances from the young athletes in Watford Harriers’ ranks as the track and field season opened up in St Albans on Sunday.

Bushey boxer Paul loses out in National Schoolboy Championships

Watford Observer: Smith unable to down Beer in London youth final

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Bushey ABC youngster Cameron Paul suffered a narrow defeat against Frankie Thomas in the under-35.5kg final of the National Schoolboy Championships.

Kings Langley Ladies hold auction to raise funds

Watford Observer: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Kings Langley Ladies are holding an auction to raise funds for new training equipment, training kit and match balls.

On this date in Watford FC's history

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Graham Taylor ran the London Marathon 31 years ago today

Disappointed but aspects to learn from

Watford Observer: John Salomon. Picture: Andrew Waller

11:43pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

John Salomon admitted he was “very” frustrated after Watford Ladies began their Women’s Super League 2 season with a 2-2 draw at home to Millwall Lionesses tonight, acknowledging the positive aspects of his side’s play but also believing they will learn much from their opening league game.

Golden Girls held in season opener

Watford Observer: Watford Ladies celebrate Renee Hector giving them the lead. Picture: Andrew Waller

10:01pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Watford Ladies were unable to make a winning start to their Women’s Super League 2 season as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Millwall Lionesses.

Watford to take on Wealdstone in legends match

Watford Observer: Watford legend Luther Blissett in charity cycle challenge

5:29pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Watford versus Wealdstone Legends match will take place later this month.

FOOTBALL: Garston Ladies Under-12 Diamonds claim first away win

Watford Observer: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

6:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Garston Ladies Under-12 Diamonds secured their first away win of the season last Saturday, beating Bishops Stortford 3-2.

Finn claims nine wickets in Middlesex victory

Watford Observer: Picture by Action Images

6:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Steve Finn continued his impressive return to form with Middlesex, taking nine wickets in the victory over Nottinghamshire.

Watford's six greatest wins over Luton

Watford Observer: Mo Johnston heads for goal

1:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Luton Town managed a return to the Football League last night without moving a muscle after Kidderminster defeated their nearest contenders for the crown Cambridge United.

COMMENT: Why I'm happy to see the Hatters back

Watford Observer: Lloyd Doyley and Ashley Young in action against Luton Town at Vicarage Road in 2006. Picture: Action Images

9:53am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Writing prior to the confirmation of Luton Town's promotion from the Conference, our former assistant editor explains why he would be pleased to see the Hatters back in the Football League.

FOOTBALL: London Maccabi Lions secure back-to-back title wins

Watford Observer: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

6:13pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

London Maccabi Lions Under-10s have won the Red Division once more to claim back-to-back championships.

On this date in Watford FC's history

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Watford claimed an unlikely win 37 years ago today but manager Mike Keen was already heading for the exit.

Fans asked to support campaign with Watford versus Ipswich close to a sell-out

Watford Observer: Picture: Holly Cant

6:05pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Watford have again highlighted their 'Say No To No-Shows' campaign with Saturday's home match against Ipswich Town expected to be a sell-out.

Striker may not return to Watford

Watford Observer: Picture: Dave Peters

12:46pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

South Korea's manager does not expect Chu-Young Park to play for Watford again this season - with the striker currently in Seoul receiving treatment.

UPDATED: Watford defender's loan extended

Watford Observer: Picture: Holly Cant

12:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Watford defender Reece Brown's loan at Carlisle United has been extended until the end of the season.

Golden Girls prepare to welcome Lionesses

Watford Observer: Watford Ladies boss John Salomon

5:22pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Watford Ladies kick-off their Women’s Super League Two campaign tomorrow evening as they host Millwall Lionesses at Berkhamsted FC.

On this date in Watford FC's history

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Watford clinched a historic promotion 45 years ago today.

On this date in Watford FC's history

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Monday 14th April 2014

Updated with pictures: It's 30 years since Watford reached their first and only FA Cup final to date.

Finn claims another five-wicket haul

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

4:39pm Monday 14th April 2014

Steve Finn has claimed a five-wicket haul for Middlesex in their LV County Championship Division One against Nottinghamshire.

Tabard end season with disappointing defeat

Watford Observer: Hendon seal home success

5:44pm Monday 14th April 2014

Tabard ended their London One North season with a disappointing 22-19 away defeat against Old Haberdashers.

VIDEO: Dutton's dream is to reach Rio

Watford Observer: Teenager Dutton sets his sights on Paralympic Games

1:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

When Mitchell Dutton attended a secondary school fun day he had no idea it could lead to him representing his country at the Paralympics.

AUDIO: 'I was not watching Ian Holloway during the game'

Watford Observer: Beppe Sannino. Picture: Action Images

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Beppe Sannino played down suggestions of a spat with Ian Holloway following Watford’s 2-2 draw at Millwall yesterday.

AUDIO: Sannino is my long-lost twin isn't he?

Watford Observer: Millwall manager Ian Holloway. Picture: Action Images

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Ian Holloway laughed off the altercation with Beppe Sannino on Saturday evening; querying whether his dad had ever visited Italy after questioning if the Watford head coach was his long-lost twin.

Who was your Hornets man-of-the-match in the Lions' Den?

Watford Observer: Lewis McGugan celebrates his goal. Picture: Action Images

7:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Watford looked like making it back-to-back away wins to boost their play-off chances at Millwall yesterday but ultimately had to settle for a hugely frustrating 2-2 draw after conceding another late goal, but who was your Hornets' man-of-the-match at the Den?

On this date in Watford FC's history

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Sunday 13th April 2014

Watford secured promotion back to the second tier of the English game 16 years ago today.

Holloway explains two-fingered gesture at Watford fans

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

8:01pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Ian Holloway says he can’t understand why Watford fans do not like him and denies that his two fingered gesture at full-time was lewd.

Holloway: We didn't deserve to be behind

Watford Observer: Ian Holloway. Picture: Action Images

7:10pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Millwall manager Ian Holloway says his side did not deserve to be 2-1 down when they grabbed an equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time.

'I'm angry because it has happened again'

Watford Observer: Beppe Sannino. Picture: Action Images

6:42pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Beppe Sannino has tended to start his press conferences by making a whistle noise. But there was good-natured introduction from the head coach at the Den this evening. The Watford boss was visibly angry as he reflected on the third occasion the Hornets have let two points slip by conceding a late goal in their past five matches following the 2-2 draw at Millwall.

Late Almunia error hands Millwall a point

Watford Observer: A dejected Manuel Almunia at half-time. Picture: Action Images

5:17pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Manuel Almunia's last gasp error gifted Millwall an equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time after Almen Abdi had handed Watford an 86th minute lead.

HALF-TIME REPORT: McGugan gives Hornets interval lead

Watford Observer: Lewis McGugan celebrates his goal. Picture: Action Images

4:27pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Watford could be heading for back-to-back away wins as they currently lead 1-0 at Millwall through a Lewis McGugan goal.




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