Watford bid for Juanfran

Watford Observer:

12:41am Monday 1st September 2014

The Hornets have submitted a £1.2m bid for Real Betis’ versatile player Juanfran, the Watford Observer understands.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Crowd trouble marred Watford's victory over West Ham United 35 years ago today.

Garcia one of three candidates to replace Sannino at Watford

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

11:01pm Sunday 31st August 2014

The Hornets are currently speaking to three different men about the vacant head coach position and one of those is ex-Brighton & Hove Albion manager Oscar Garcia, the Watford Observer understands.

Sannino: I resigned for the benefit of myself and Watford

Watford Observer: Beppe Sannino. Picture: Holly Cant

10:18pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Beppe Sannino stated he resigned as Watford’s head coach for the benefit of himself and the club and said “I feel I have gone as far as I can”.

Watford confirm Sannino has resigned

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

8:12pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Watford have confirmed Beppe Sannino has resigned as head coach and released a statement with comments from the Italian, which can be read here.

Sannino has resigned as Watford's head coach

Watford Observer: Picture: Dave Peters

7:49pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Beppe Sannino has resigned as the Hornets’ head coach, the Watford Observer understands.

Hornets to asses Munari injury today

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Watford will today asses the injury Gianni Munari suffered in the 4-2 win against Huddersfield Town yesterday.

BALLOT: Who was your Hornets' star performer in Terriers win?

Watford Observer:

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Troy Deeney was named the official man of the match following ten-man Watford's 4-2 victory over Huddersfield Town at Vicarage Road yesterday, but who was your top Hornets performer?

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

Watford thumped Southampton in their first ever away game in the top flight 32 years ago today.

Sannino has not asked Watford to clarify his future

Watford Observer:

9:18pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Watford head coach Beppe Sannino says he has not asked the club to clarify if his future is in doubt because he believes “the results are speaking clearly”.

Sannino: 'I saw my face on the pitch'

Watford Observer:

8:10pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Beppe Sannino described Watford’s display in their 4-2 win over Huddersfield Town as having feeling, passion and heart and the Hornets head coach felt his personality was reflected in his side's battling performance.

'Mass disappointment' for 'magnificent' Terriers against 'really top' Hornets side

Watford Observer:

7:43pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Mark Lillis was proud of the Huddersfield Town players for their display at Vicarage Road this afternoon but he couldn’t hide his disappointment following the 4-2 defeat against ten-man Watford.

Ten-man Hornets dig deep to fight off Terriers challenge

Watford Observer:

5:16pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Whatever happens to Watford between now and the end of the season, the second half at Vicarage Road this afternoon is likely to be remembered for a long time as the Hornets called on all their battling qualities to beat Huddersfield Town 4-2 after playing out the last 25 minutes with ten men.

HALF-TIME: Deeney's excellent form continues as Watford lead

Watford Observer:

3:53pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Troy Deeney was at his devastating best during the first half against Huddersfield Town and his goal – his 12th in the last 12 home matches – means Watford currently lead 1-0 at half-time.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Huddersfield

Watford Observer:

1:29pm Saturday 30th 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.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

Tommy Smith re-joined Watford from Derby County eight years ago today.

No excuses if Hornets' promotion bid fails, says Deeney

Watford Observer:

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Hornets captain Troy Deeney says Watford can have no excuses if they fail to secure promotion to the Premier League this season.

Deeney discusses his potential departure from Watford and new contract

Watford Observer:

11:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Troy Deeney's honesty is what continues to make him a superb interview and it would have been easy for the striker to toe the party line when asked about the events which led to him signing a new four-year contract at Watford this week. But he didn't.

Sannino hopes 'Vydra of two years ago can come back'

Watford Observer:

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Beppe Sannino hopes “the Matej Vydra of two years ago can come back” after the striker produced another ineffective display during Watford’s 2-1 defeat against Doncaster Rovers.

Embarrassing Huddersfield defeat will provide motivation

Watford Observer:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

The last time Watford took on Huddersfield Town Beppe Sannino says he was embarrassed. It’s that feeling the Hornets head coach hopes will motivate his players against the Terriers tomorrow.

Watford v Huddersfield Town betting preview

Watford Observer:

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Watford are odds on favourites to continue their impressive start to the Championship season at home to struggling Huddersfield Town.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Watford broke their transfer record to sign Nathan Ellington from West Bromwich Albion seven years ago today.

Hornets rebuff McGugan and Dyer enquires

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans says the Millers have had enquires for Watford duo Lewis McGugan and Lloyd Dyer rebuffed by the Hornets this week.

Ranegie joins Millwall on loan

Watford Observer: Mathias Ranegie during last season's game with Burnley. Picture: Holly Cant

4:33pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Striker Mathias Ranegie has left Watford to join Millwall on loan until January 1 after Troy Deeney signed a four-year contract at Watford.

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.

Golden Girls to hold Family Fun Day this weekend

Watford Observer:

5:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Watford Ladies will host their Family Fun Day on Sunday as the Golden Girls take on Durham Women in Women’s Super League 2.

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.




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