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.

Watford Legends to face Amersham Town Vets

Watford Observer:

4:59pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A Watford Legends side will take on Amersham Town Vets at the club’s Spratley’s Meadow ground on Sunday, July 27.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Former Watford boss Graham Taylor was confirmed as England manager 24 years ago today.

Watford striker on trial with Manchester United

Watford Observer: Picture: Milk Cup

5:52pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The Hornets' schoolboy striker Ogo Obi is currently on trial at Premier League side Manchester United, the Watford Observer understands.

Merkel makes Grasshoppers move

Watford Observer:

9:33am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Alexander Merkel, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Watford, has joined Swiss side Grasshoppers FC.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

It's 17 years since Watford sold former England striker Kevin Phillips to Sunderland.

COMMENT: Criticism of Pozzos not spending money is ridiculous

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

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

A criticism I have heard increasingly this summer from a small section of Watford fans, which in truth is starting to grate on me, relates to the Pozzos not spending a penny on transfers since their arrival at Watford. It is ridiculous.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Monday 14th July 2014

Aylesbury was the setting for Gianluca Vialli's first Watford game 13 years ago today.

Watford planning pre-season double header

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

8:02pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Watford have confirmed they are hoping to play a couple of pre-season games over the weekend of July 25 to the 27th.

Consecutive goalless draws for Watford

Watford Observer: Sean Murray. Picture: Holly Cant

5:56pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Performances and results are not crucial at this stage of pre-season but it is understandable to have some sympathy for the Watford fans who travelled to Austria this weekend as they return home having not seen a goal in the two friendlies in recent days.

Early test sees Hornets impressively draw

Watford Observer:

1:31pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Hornets fan Ashley Greb gives his view of Watford's friendly draw with Rubin Kazan.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Sunday 13th July 2014

Three injured Watford players were spotted in a burger van queue at a pre-season friendly 12 years ago today.

Hornets held to goalless friendly draw

Watford Observer:

6:26pm Saturday 12th July 2014

Watford were unable to maintain their 100 per cent pre-season record but they did keep a third successive clean sheet following a 0-0 draw with Rubin Kazan in Austria.

Hornets' Premier League ambition key to Tozser return

Watford Observer:

7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

From Genoa via Parma to Watford. It is a little convoluted but ultimately new Hornets signing Daniel Tozser is where he wants to be for the next two years.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

Filippo Galli and Patrick Blondeau joined Watford 13 years ago today.

Tozser: 'I hope the board are able to keep Troy at Watford'

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

Daniel Tozser has stressed the importance of Watford keeping Troy Deeney with three clubs interested in the striker.

Watford target three more signings

Watford Observer: Juan Carlos Paredes AI.jpg

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

The pending arrival of Juan Carlos Paredes and Daniel Tozser’s signing means the Hornets are now only targeting three more positions, the Watford Observer understands.

Kick-off time for Watford versus Rubin Kazan moved

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

11:52am Friday 11th July 2014

Watford’s friendly tomorrow with Rubin Kazan has been brought forward by half an hour.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Friday 11th July 2014

Ray Lewington was appointed Watford manager 12 years ago today.




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