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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A player who was part of a record-breaking Watford side was born 92 years ago today.

Watford turn down Leicester's bid for Deeney

Watford Observer: Letting fly: Troy Deeney scoring his fine goal against Burnley on Saturday. Picture: Holly Cant

8:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

Watford have rejected a £6.5m bid from Leicester City for striker Troy Deeney.

Watford enquiry for Leicester's King rejected

Watford Observer:

8:34pm Monday 21st July 2014

Watford have made an enquiry for Leicester City midfielder Andy King but were told he is not for sale.

Hornets to face Wood on Thursday

Watford Observer:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Watford will take on Conference South side Boreham Wood in a pre-season friendly at Meadow Park on Thursday evening.

Battocchio believes Hornets can challenge for automatic promotion

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Work hard, improve during pre-season, tighten up in defence and create chances for Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra. If Watford are able to do that midfielder Cristian Battocchio believes the Hornets can challenge for automatic promotion in the Championship.

COMMENT: Watford have the squad and head coach to secure promotion

Watford Observer: Picture: Dave Peters

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Sitting in the pub on Thursday night, I found myself starting to explain to my friends why I thought Watford would secure promotion this season – it was a very persuasive argument if I do say so myself.

Ticket prices for Stones friendly reduced

Watford Observer:

12:41pm Monday 21st July 2014

Tickets for Watford Under-21s' pre-season friendly against Wealdstone on Wednesday have been reduced while the Hornets have confirmed tickets prices for the first-team's clash against St Albans on Saturday.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

A Watford player who featured alongside a Derby County legend was born 129 years ago today.

How Hornets' summer signings fared against Shrewsbury

Watford Observer:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Six of the Hornets’ summer signings all featured in the 2-2 pre-season friendly draw against Shrewsbury Town. Sports reporter Adam Newson takes a look at how each of them got on at Greenhous Meadow.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Sunday 20th July 2014

Tony Coton joined Manchester City from Watford 24 years ago today.

Late goals cost ten-man Watford

Watford Observer: Fernando Forestieri scored for the Hornets in their friendly win. Picture: Holly Cant

5:06pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Ten-man Watford conceded two late goals as they drew 2-2 with Shrewsbury Town.

Faraoni rejoins Udinese

Watford Observer:

2:54pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Watford have confirmed wing-back Davide Faraoni has left the club and rejoined fellow Pozzo-owned side Udinese.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

Paul Furlong scored his first Watford goals 22 years ago today - in Dawlish.

UPDATED: St Albans to face Watford next weekend

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

1:53pm Friday 18th July 2014

Watford's first team will take on St Albans City on Saturday, July 26.

Tamas: 'Watford will have great season if players understand Sannino's message'

Watford Observer: Gabriel Tamas.jpg

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

New signing Gabriel Tamas believes Watford will have a successful season if the players utilise Beppe Sannino’s knowledge and are able to follow his instructions.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Friday 18th July 2014

Watford Supporters' Club broke ranks 82 years ago today.

Hornets still searching for friendly opponent

Watford Observer:

4:28pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Watford have confirmed they are still looking for a pre-season friendly – or friendlies – next weekend.

Orient sign former Watford goalkeeper Woods

Watford Observer:

9:49am Thursday 17th July 2014

Leyton Orient have made former Watford goalkeeper Gary Woods their third summer signing and their second since the takeover by Francesco Becchetti.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

A tribunal decided the fee of Watford signing Keith Dublin 24 years ago today.

Watford confirm arrival of World Cup full back

Watford Observer: Juan Carlos Paredes AI.jpg

6:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Watford have confirmed the permanent signing of Ecuador full back Juan Carlos Paredes.

Season ticket sales closing in on 11,000 total

Watford Observer:

12:32pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Watford anticipate they will reach 11,000 season ticket holders in the coming days, a figure which will see the Hornets cap the number for the time being.




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