Almunia forced to retire due to heart problem

Watford Observer:

11:52am Thursday 28th August 2014

Former Hornets goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has been forced to retire from professional football due to a heart problem.

Millwall among clubs chasing Ranegie's signature

Watford Observer: Ranegie says he'll leave if Deeney remains with Hornets

10:29am Thursday 28th August 2014

Mathias Ranegie looks set to leave Watford on loan, with several clubs, including Millwall, in talks with the striker.

Watch highlights of Hornets' League Cup defeat to Doncaster Rovers

Watford Observer:

10:28am Thursday 28th August 2014

Watch the highlights of Watford's 2-1 League Cup defeat against Doncaster Rovers.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Watford won their first ever game in the top flight 32 years ago today by beating Everton.

Deeney targeting promotion after signing new Watford contract

Watford Observer: Hot shot: Troy Deeney was the equal third highest scorer in the Football League last season. Picture: Holly Cant

5:43pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Troy Deeney says he is fully focussed on securing promotion to the Premier League after signing a new four-year contract at Watford.

UPDATED: Watford close to agreeing new contract with Deeney

Watford Observer: If Deeney does leave, who could replace him?

11:13am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The Hornets are close to agreeing a new contract with their captain Troy Deeney, the Watford Observer understands.

Young Hornets thump blunt Daggers

Watford Observer:

3:17pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Watford’s Under-18s produced a ruthless display to defeat Dagenham & Redbridge Under-18s 8-0 on Tuesday in the Youth Alliance South East Division

'I thought we were outstanding'

Watford Observer:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Paul Dickov praised his “outstanding” Doncaster Rovers side after they ended Watford’s Capital One Cup hopes with a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road last night.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The Family Terrace opened at Vicarage Road 31 years ago today as Watford lost their season opener against Coventry City.

Sannino says Doncaster deserved to advance

Watford Observer:

11:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Beppe Sannino says Doncaster Rovers deserved their 2-1 victory over his Watford side tonight but believes the starting XI he picked was strong enough to win the Capital One Cup second round tie.

Poor Hornets out of League Cup

Watford Observer:

9:44pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Lloyd Dyer scored on his return to the Watford side but the Hornets are out of the Capital One Cup after they paid the price for starting both halves poorly and producing a disjointed display as Doncaster Rovers claimed a 2-1 second round victory at Vicarage Road tonight.

HALF TIME: Hornets level against Doncaster following Dyer strike

Watford Observer:

8:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A goal from Lloyd Dyer means Watford go in at half time of their League Cup second round tie against Doncaster Rovers level with the score at 1-1.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Donny

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th 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.

Hornets confirm Battocchio loan move

Watford Observer:

4:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Watford have confirmed popular midfielder Cristian Battocchio has joined Serie B side Virtus Entella on a season-long loan.

Leeds won't appeal Byram dismissal due to lack of video evidence

Watford Observer:

4:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Leeds United will not appeal the red card Sam Byram received against Watford due to a lack of video evidence and the defender vehemently denies head-butting Daniel Pudil.

Tamas latest to reignite international career at Watford

Watford Observer:

2:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Gabriel Tamas has become the latest player to reignite his international career whilst at Watford.

Czech mates Vydra and Pudil receive international call-ups

Watford Observer:

12:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Watford duo Matej Vydra and Daniel Pudil have been selected in the Czech Republic squad for next week’s friendly against the USA and their 2016 European Championship qualifier against the Netherlands.

No fresh injury concerns for Hornets

Watford Observer:

10:05am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Watford have no fresh injury concerns ahead of tonight’s League Cup tie against Doncaster Rovers while Craig Cathcart is back in training following a knee injury.

Opposition profile: Doncaster Rovers

Watford Observer: Paul Dickov. Picture: Action Images

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Opposition Profile: Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Rovers’ League One campaign has seen a productive start with two wins, a draw and a loss as they attempt to return to the division they exited so dramatically at the end of last season.

HALF TIME: Hornets level against Doncaster following Dyer strike

Watford Observer:

8:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A goal from Lloyd Dyer means Watford go in at half time of their League Cup second round tie against Doncaster Rovers level with the score at 1-1.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

IVECO became Watford's first kit sponsors 32 years ago today.

Battocchio set to leave Watford for Serie B side

Watford Observer: Picture: Holly Cant

3:47pm Monday 25th August 2014

Popular Watford midfielder Cristian Battocchio is on the verge of completing a loan move to Serie B side Virtus Entella.

Anya called up to face world champions

Watford Observer: Ikechi Anya in action for Scotland on Friday night. Picture: Action Images

5:14pm Monday 25th August 2014

Watford winger Ikechi Anya has been called up to the Scotland squad to face world champions Germany next month.

VIDEOS: Battocchio's performances and goals won over most Watford fans

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

4:28pm Monday 25th August 2014

Cristian Battocchio’s pending departure from Watford will not be welcomed by a large proportion of the club’s supporters. His excellent attitude and personality endeared him to the Vicarage Road faithful immediately and he chipped in with a few special goals – one in particular is unlikely to be forgotten. Here are a few videos of Battocchio during his first two years with the Hornets.

UPDATED: Gilmartin returns to Watford

Watford Observer: Rene Gilmartin replaced Scott Loach against Millwall last night. Picture: Action Images

2:06pm Monday 25th August 2014

Watford have re-signed former goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin on a one-year contract.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Monday 25th August 2014

The late Terry Challis' cartoons first appeared in this newspaper's pages 42 years ago today.

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Hornets' impressive victory against Leeds

Watford Observer:

3:49pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Watch highlights of the Hornets' 4-1 victory over Leeds United.

BALLOT: Who was your Hornets star performer?

Watford Observer:

10:46am Sunday 24th August 2014

Fernando Forestieri was the official man of the match following Watford's 4-1 win against Leeds United yesterday but who was your star performer as the Hornets rose to second in the early-season table.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Sunday 24th August 2014

Luther Blissett broke Duncan Welbourne's Watford appearance record at Newcastle United 33 years ago today.

Rotation reason for Dyer and McGugan's absence according to Sannino

Watford Observer:

10:07pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Beppe Sannino suggested Lloyd Dyer and Lewis McGugan’s exclusion from Watford’s squad this afternoon was simply down to their large squad but would not state explicitly that Dyer’s angry celebration on Tuesday wasn’t a factor.

Leeds set to look again at Byram's dismissal

Watford Observer:

8:49pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Dave Hockaday said Leeds United will look at video footage of Sam Byram’s red card after the defender was sent off late in the 4-1 defeat against Watford this afternoon but claimed he did not see the incident.

UPDATED: The Watford bench were getting 'very frustrated and animated'

Watford Observer:

7:17pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Dave Hockaday believed the Watford bench were getting “very frustrated and animated” prior to Giuseppe Bellusci’s red card and Troy Deeney’s penalty which turned the game in the Hornets favour in their 4-1 victory at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

Forestieri stars as nine-man Leeds thumped

Watford Observer:

5:16pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

There was no evidence of the issues that dogged Watford’s build-up to the game as the Hornets rose to second in the fledgling Championship table after thumping nine-man Leeds United 4-1 at Vicarage Road.

HALF-TIME: Tamas own goal ensures Leeds go in level

Watford Observer:

4:01pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A sliced clearance into his own net by Gabriel Tamas ensured Watford and Leeds United went into half-time level at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

Discuss the action as Watford take on Leeds

Watford Observer:

1:55pm Saturday 23rd 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.

Date set for Taylor to re-name stand in his honour

Watford Observer:

1:33pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Graham Taylor will re-name a stand in his honour when Watford take on Cardiff City at Vicarage Road on Saturday, November 29.

Opposition profile: Leeds United

Watford Observer:

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Leeds United’s start to the season has not been exactly what their new owner Massimo Cellino would have expected.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Watford made their fourth division debut 56 years ago today.

Andrews is no spring chicken but older heads are needed

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Championship know-how is something Watford lacked last season. Players who were battle hardened in England’s second tier and who have Football League experience. So over the summer, the Hornets recruited.

Watford v Leeds United betting preview

Watford Observer:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Watford are fancied to justify odds of 8/11 to win this weekend in their home game against Leeds United.

Hoban: Watford could name two Championship XIs

Watford Observer: Tommie Hoban. Picture: Holly Cant

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Tommie Hoban believes Watford’s incredible strength in depth means they could name two different line-ups capable of competing in the Championship.

'Work, sacrifice and heart are the only words I know', says Sannino

Watford Observer:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Hornets head coach Beppe Sannino says Watford’s performances are still missing something ahead of tomorrow’s Championship clash with Leeds United but believes the only way to improve is through “work, sacrifice and heart”.

O'Nien joins Wealdstone on season-long loan

Watford Observer: O’Nien made his debut his Watford against Barnsley. Picture: Dave Peters

10:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

Watford midfielder Luke O’Nien has joined Conference South side Wealdstone for the rest of the season on a youth loan.

Watford looking for another left back

Watford Observer:

7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

The Golden Boys are hoping to add a new left back to their squad, the Watford Observer understands.

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.

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.




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